Archive for January, 2012

January 31, 2012

Revlon Lip Butter

I first encoutered this on Beauty Broadcast , it happened that I saw an TV ad about this lip butter on my bus while watching this video on my ipad. Knowing that I can find it  in Hong Kong, I can’t resist getting one for myself.

The color is vibrant, and the texture is INCREDIBLE !

It is difficult to describe the texture, its soft, cream-like, very moisturizing.. and my lips feels soft, moisturized and bouncy! And I love that the color looks soft and natural but yummy, kind of like my own lips – but have better color and more boucy …. so soft and baby-like.  I got one in Peach Parfait.

It’s $99HKD, with loads of different color, you have to got your own to understand. Highly recommended !

http://www.revlon.com/Revlon-Home/Products/Lips/Lipcolor/Revlon-ColorBurst-Lip-Butter.aspx#

Revlon Lip Butter

January 31, 2012

(Malin+Goetz) Lip Moisturizer.

I tried many lip balm – Chanel, Fresh, Bobbi Brown, Dior etc.. so many !

By far, this (Malin+Goetz) Lip Moisturizer is my favorite, I keep coming back for it in the past two years.

This is what I want from my lip balm – something that keep my lips soft, long-lasting, not super sticky, not waxy, not drying up my lips, keep it moisturized, glossy and smooth….

Many lip balm feels good on lips at the first moment, however, with time, they feel waxy, and they just sit on top of the lips, do nothing to the skin beneath.

What makes this one outstanding is that, it penetrates the skin and keep your lip smooth and moisturized.

So, this is a true MOISTURIZER of lips.

They used to have it in Joyce Beauty (I reside in Hong Kong). Now Malin+Goetz have their online shop and they are also available in some cosmetic shops in Central ( at along Lynhust Terrace, Central)

good luck.

their online shop
http://www.malinandgoetz.com.hk/

ps this is the official description of the lip moisturizer

lip moisturizer.

HK$99.00
1/3 oz./8.5g.

Daily Protection. Soothing Treatment.
Fatty Acid Hydration Technology – FM-102-1/3.

description.
Scientifically synthesized to instantly restore and replenish, our hydrating lip gel is easily integrated for daily maintenance, prevention, and treatment of dry, irritated lips. Absorbent fatty acids, unlike traditional oils and drying waxes and silicones that are often licked off or wiped away, nourish upon impact while offering a continual layer of hydrating protection throughout the day and night. Fragrance, flavor and color free.

select ingredients (+).
Hydrogenated Polyisobutene Fatty Acids.

directions.
Apply to lips as needed. A tiny bit offers immediate relief with little shine. More generous application creates a gloss for use with or without lipstick.

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January 29, 2012

Busy days

The weather become more spring-like, I hope it won’t get cold again – I absolutely hate that. I love this ‘season of Burberry’.

Someone said life would be too boring if without a job. I don’t agree.

My imagination is too rich that I hardly have time to process them all.
Setting your hair need an hour
Doing your makeup may need an hour
I need 6-10 hours of sleep
I need 3 hours per day, at least, to eat
Picking your outfit may need an hour
Tidying the house may need at least an hour
Searching on Internet may need few hours
Catching up with friends may need at least 1-2 hours
Meditation need at least 1-2 hours
Watching YouTube may need few hours
Going gym need 1-2 hours
family time need to be hours
Grooming time to be at least 1 hour

Researching ways to implement your imagination needs hours !

Without limitations, imaginations can run even wilder.

Argh…. We are too short of time!

What’s matter is whether you can afford to have more personal time

January 28, 2012

Makeover by a MUA of MAC

I passed by MAC this morning and wants to try on their new metal – X cream shadow.

I am pretty impressed, as the cream shadow is very soft and silky. the color in the case looks intense, but they and soft and buildable after application.

I kinda love the look, and I wouldn’t done it on myself, because I afraid that I might need to start over again and wash my face if I messed up with the application! In general, it is a look for dinner and cocktail, but not for everyday natural look.

Of the product used, the most loved are the Beauty Powder in Too Chic, which give my skin a kind of soft and nice glow, yet it is not shimmery at all after applied on skin; I also love mineralized blush, which have a nice texture and color ; the eye brown pencil and the brushes 219 and 217.

I also used the (Malin+Goetz) Lip Moisturizer, which is so moisturizing and it leave a nice feel on the lips, my all time favorite for years

 

Breakdown :

image

face :
skinceuticals fusion physical UV defense ( a very light , tinted sunblock )

concealer : Victoria’s Secret Pro Camouflage FX concealer palette
MAC Beauty Powder in Too Chic – under eye, noise and to of cheek bone highlights using

MAC 130 Duo Fibre brush

blush :
MAC mineralize blush in dainty

eyes
base: MAC metal-X cream shadow in Gold Carbon with MAC 242 Shader Brush

crease: MAC eye shadow in Cork to crease for contour with MAC 217 Blender Brush

highlight: MAC eye shadow in vanilla to brow bone with MAC 217 Blender Brush

eyeliner (upper and lower 1/3): MAC power point eye pencil in engraved
MAC eye shadow in carbon with MAC 212 Flat definer brush and MAC 219 Brush Pencil Brush

eyebrow : MAC eye brows in fling with MAC208 Angled Brow Brush

Lip : (Malin+Goetz) Lip Moisturizer

 

January 26, 2012

Ysl pink tribute sandals (high heeled)

omg….
My imagination comes true again..

Lately, I have been thinking about this sandal, and I said to myself, if they have this in candy pink color, I would consider buying one more pair… something I consider impossible.

And they are havong this color for spring 2012… !

Luckily not in the low-heeled version .. Yet.

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January 26, 2012

Sunscreen makeup

I love my sunscreen. My skin improve a lot since I started to use a sunscreen seriously. And a major issue with makeup is that…. Will it affect my sunscreen underneath ?

I have no idea of that nor do I able to find much information on the Internet .

I tested my makeup and at the end of the day, my foundation and blushes were still there. So I assumed the sunscreen was still there.

Anyway, this is how I apply blush when I just use sunscreen alone, I mixed my bare minerals blush with my sunscreen, such that it becomes liquid blush. In this way, when I layer the blush on top, it won’t affect me from reapply my sunscreen later on as they are of the same texture.

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January 19, 2012

Youtube recommendation : Miranda Kerr hair and makeup

VS Angels’ are the most mesmerizing group of people on earth – men wants them and women wants to be them. The brand’s emphasis on being feminine and confidence is being well-reflected through the model’s makeup and hair do.

If you search on youtube / internet, you will get a lot of results. Today, I come across this video I would like to share with you!

enjoy ~

January 17, 2012

Clippings : curvy exercises.

I used to be quite pear-shaped before the drastic weight reduction last year ( by running and diet). It’s difficult to know whether one is curvy or not when you are chubby – as every fine details is being masked by body fats.

At the lowest point of my weight ( which is 20 lbs off), I looked quite flat.

I guess the problem is, I haven’t enough muscle tone to give me curves

Since I get addict to watch VS angels, I start searching what they do for their body. Yes, as I guessed correctly, it involves lots of hard work – like daily exercise with running and some weights training.

They are skinny, yet, defined and curvy at the same time. Hence the term ‘skinny curvy’. And muscle tone is very important in creating these curves

After extensive research, the conclusion is, they have a large pool of exercise for them to choose from, but the idea behind is the same, and the different exercises are the variations of the basic.

Train up the obliques, legs, butt, chest, back and shoulder. ( that sounds like everything, right?)

The exercises looks easy, actually they are not. You try and you will know.

Share with you here one of my clippings.

http://cooljohnny23.hubpages.com/hub/how-to-get-a-hot-sexy-curvy-body

January 16, 2012

Skinceuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50

Looking back at 1-2 years ago, I think the major change in my skin care routine was the consistent use of sunscreen, particularly Skinsceuticals sheer physical UV defense SPF 50. Since I started to use this 1+ years ago, I don’t believe in anyone who claim their sunscreen / product is better than what I am using.

As many of you already know, photoaging is the main reason why our skin aged. This thing, essentially, block out all of the sunlight ( not just screen out, it blocks). And it is very light and has long-staying power. I didn’t reapply it during the day for most of the time, but the change on my skin is still significant.

This is a sheer/clear version of the nude-colored Physical Fusion sunscreen I talked about few days ago.

Since using it, my skin become finer and fairer. This is always on my stock-up list. Highly recommended.

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January 14, 2012

Skinceuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 – Sunscreen + Foundation ?

Have you ever thought of how to reapply sunscreen after you have makeup on? I think about this lately.

I think the best you can do is to get a good sunscreen that is light-weighted enough and can stay on your skin for a longer time.

Sunscreen forms a major part of my skincare routine. Since I used sunscreen two years ago, I see significant improvement in my skin texture. It is even finer than my skin when I was still a teenager.

I use Skinceuticals SPF 50 sunscreen – it is watery in consistency , really light-weighted, non-greasy – that means it can stay on your skin for a long time (may be the whole day) unless you go swimming or do sports.

And the good news is, they have a colored version lately. It is a universal color and it will adjust its color according to the wearer’s skin tone.

It’s a very good substitute for foundation/tinted moisturizer if I go for something sheer and natural-looking for everyday use.

It work best if you allow some time for your moisturizer to be absorbed before applying the sunscreen. It quickly dry up and stay there for long. It is better than the transparent version when I want to have some bronzer on my face. ( because my skin is pink-toned and too light-colored for bronzer to look natural on my bare face )

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On my skin and after being blended in

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