I am on my 2nd tube of this shade. For 3 months, this tube was in my bag everyday. It is a very wearable pinkish nude shade for everyone.Best for warm undertone skin. It is not one of those washed out nude colours like GOSH Darling or Barry M 101. Awesome for daily wear! The formula is very moisturising and colour pay-off is almost like MAC cremesheen.
this colour is a cool nude pink with a lilac undertone. This is the cool undertone version of GA Sheer Lipstick #14. I top this with Mac's funtabulous dazzleglass. With this combination, my lip colour last thru morning coffee til lunch.
In the tube, the colour seems to be my perfect shade of intense red for evening dinners - The marilyn monroe red. But when applied, the colour is a sheer coat of very moisturising red tint. Almost like BENEtint. I bought this item before benetint was launched. Thus, this product served as my "cherry lip stain". Whenever I wear this, my guy friends would always comment that i have very natural looking- kissable-red- child-like lips.
I started using Giorgio Armani cosmetics 7 years back when they tried to penetrate the Singapore market. The first counters were set up at the Airports. Just like the fashion label, the cosmetic line came in sleek and sophisticated packaging. I would say that they do not offer high colour pay-offs like MAC amplifieds. But the formula was very moisturising and offers a nice wash of colour that compliments any skin colour. The lipstick does not feather or streak on the lips, it does not leave a whitish residue nor dehydrate the lips. The line offers a wide array of wearable colours. The price is slightly on the high side. There should be better substitutues out there. I have gone thru 4 tubes of GA lipsticks and they all have the same problem. After a few weeks of usage, the bottom of the tube will become unstable and the lipstick will slant very slightly to the side. Nonetheles, I managed to finish all four tubes safely.
I have been an avid clean & clear blue blotters user. My first impression of the Boscia Green tea blotting linens was "mediocre". Now I am a convert.The blotting sheets are durable, soft, refined and smooth to the skin. Feels and works like a piece of organic tissue with very goood absorption. The dispenser packaging is great. I do not have to struggle with it like i do with some other brands. Despite it being "green tea flavoured", it does not have any herbal or funky smell. But i can see green - brown specks embeded in the linens, they seem like tea leaves. The absorption power is fantastic. It does not soak up all the oils and leave a powdery dried-up finish. Rather, my skin feels fresh & radiant like i just applied my makeup. I peice of linen is twice the size of 1 clean and clear blotter - about 9cm by 10cm. Thumbs up!
belive it or not, I use this product to polish my silverware. It is cheap and works great without effort! The powder is very fine and non abrasive.
I must say that this colour looks boring in the pot. I was coaxed by the MAC SA to buy this and i thank her for pushing this into my face. But when applied, its veluxe pearl formula makes this e/s a world of diff. This colour is great - topping on a black e/s for a smokey eye, - brushing this in the inner corner with a darker blue or metablu e/s on the outer corner - veluze pearl formulas are best aplied to the mid section [where the eyeball sit]of the eye lid for extra highlight.
It is a muted greyish brown lacquer. The colour reminds me very much of cement water. It is a great neutral colour for warm and cool toned skin, dark and fair people. The thing about OPI nail polishes is that the shades differs with every batch. The very first batch that was launched is a true muted greyish brown. The subsequent batches either carry a slight purple tint like Metro Chic or more taupey like China Glaze Channelesque.
I had this brush for over a year and left it in its original packaging un-touched until 2 months back when i realised that I might want to get a flat top buffer brish for powder foundations. It shed a little in the first week of usage. It is great with bronzers, highting powders, loose powder, mineral foundation powder, blush. For goat hair brush, this is SOFT! To think that i had half the mind to swap this away, what was i thinking...
Treatments -Frederic Fekkai - Protein RX Anti-Breakage Treatment Mask
HeatherSung 12/30/2009 7:49:00 AM
Absolute love! I bought the protein spray first and i loved it so much that that i decided to get the hair mask even though the SA @ Sephora said that it was not neccessary. This hair mask left my hair soft and silky smooth. My hair seems more straight and strengthen. A teaspoonful was sufficient for my waist length hair. I coated this treatment on my hair from mid length til ends and piled up my hair for 2 hrs before washing off. Also, I did not experience as much hair loss during the process as compared to Kerastase. Kerastase has always been first choice for my haircare regime. Fred Fekkai comes next on my list!
Treatments -DHC - Platinum Silver Nanocolloid Milky Essence
HeatherSung 12/25/2009 3:24:00 AM
I got this thru a swap and have been using it for a week. Prior to this, I has very choatic sleeping hours and my skin was exposed to polluted environment for a few weeks. I had major outbreak of pimples on my forehead and U-zone, followed by scarring and redness from the swelling.Now the minor scars have faded, my skin has stabilised. It does not have much smell [which i like], easy to absorb and not sticky at all. My skin seemed tightened too.
Lip Gloss -Yves Saint Laurent - Golden Gloss 10 - Golden Peony
HeatherSung 12/13/2009 3:46:00 AM
This is an exact replica of STILA's Vanilla Lip Glaze and i love it. The gold flake shimmer are slightly bigger. It is moisturising and i pair it well with any pink or mauve shade lipstick for that juicy kissable lip look.
Lipstick -Yves Saint Laurent - Rouge Volupte - Lingerie Pink
HeatherSung 11/27/2009 2:39:00 AM
I picked these up at a private YSL sale. The colour was gorgeous, exactly what i wanted for a nude lipstick that didn't make me look crazy or sick like Barry M 101 did. The texture was creamy, moisturising and colour pay-off was awesome. I love the way it felt on my lips. No funky taste or smell. I have chronic chapped lips & dark lips but this product not only provided an asthetic purpose but also healed my lips. The packaging is blink pretty and it comes with a small mirror on the top of the cap. The diameter of the lipstick was wider as compared to the average lippie, making application easy and fast.The only set back is that the stick may break easily due to its creamy texture.I have abandoned my MAC, Paul & Joe, Girogio Armani lippies since then.
Treatments -Frederic Fekkai - Protein Rx Reparative Spray
HeatherSung 11/27/2009 2:30:00 AM
I picked up this item at Sephora. It works great as a protein fortifier to repair my hair. I noticed less breakage during the last weeks. The product smells great, fresh and light like soya milk, instantly absorbed when applied. As it is a protein fortifier, do not expect it to give great shine, softness etc..A lot of people do not understand this. A fortifier strengthens the hair, thus the hair is bound to become slightly stiff and maybe even stick-like in certain instances. As a matter of fact my hair ends was stiff and appeared a tad dryer than usual. I counter this with a hydrating hair mask from Biolage. The effect is same, if not better than getting a luxrious hair treatment form the salon. Verdict: I will definitely stock up on this item if they ever have a sale.