Showing posts from November, 2011

Review: Celeteque Anti-aging Serum

well well well, if it isn't wowing Wednesday hehe! why did i become cheesy again haha! i think realizing that it's a few days from weekend again that makes me jolly! although a bit on the silly side haha.
if my attitude is cheerful, it's because am so excited that i'll be again a part of another important event for our church, which is the Christmas carol competition. hoping to give my best to give God the glory! (^_^)
ok, anyway i have to cut my bubbly outlook when it comes to this product - Celeteque Advanced Anti-Aging Power Serum (Concentrated Break Off Capsules with Cytostimulin Lipopeptides).

Nikki of Askmewhats was so sweet to include this in her gift to me when we met - thanks again Nikki! since i've recently paid attention to skincare, i was really excited to try a range of skincare items. and anti-aging serums definitely are interesting items to try out - after all, who doesn't want to age gracefully? i really wanted this to work for me, unfortunately i …

Sale alert: Stila Warehouse Sale

are you in the US?
do you love me very very much?
if you answered YES to both questions, can you please get me these!!!

it sucks not to be in US right now... *sigh*
but for all of you who are there and can have your orders shipped to US (or Japan), head to Stila's site now and score some great deals!

hurry before stocks ran out! (^_^)

Review: Soap and Glory Arch de Triumph

i wish you a warm and toasty Tuesday ladies, as i tremble in coldness in the office - brr! i already have a sweater on and still am freezing waaaaahhhh...

anyhoo, to distract me from that i want to talk to you about my new frequently used brow liner - the Soap & Glory Arch de Triumph. i first saw an ad in a magazine about new products and this was among them and it definitely caught my attention. it has this very bright packaging and the size of the liner is like that of a big crayon - i instantly loved it! so when i went to Sephora, i made sure i got this.

very good pointers and tips for brow noobs like moi! i really don't try to master the art of perfecting brow grooming and makeup but this simple pointers prove very helpful! in fact, i still have the box and don't have intention of throwing it away (unlike what i do with other boxes, straight to the bin!)

my thoughts:
- i find the packaging very vibrant and cheerful, from the box to the actual product.
- the crayon is v…

NOTD: China Glaze Shooting Stars

marvellous Monday everybody! i had a difficulty getting out of bed this morning - really wanted to sleep longer! but of course, need to head for work and put butter on our table! (my hubby brings the bread haha cheesy i know!)

anyhoo, i realized that i've gone a bit carried away with reviewing Avene products haha and i've still some products on their line left for me to review but i wanna get back and review the rest of the recent Sephora haul i got. so for today, i wanna brighten up my blog with a post on glittery polish - just because all this rain is not cheerful at all! LOL

i've no idea what collection (China Glaze) Shooting Stars was part of but when i saw it at the Sephora CG stand i can't resist it!

used alone, under direct sunlight

used alone, indoor daytime lighting

although it's pretty on its own, i got curious and tried pairing it with other shades i own.

bare polishes from thumb to pinkie: OPI You Don't Know Jacques!, OPI At Your Quebec and Call, Chi…

Review: Avene Cleanance K Cream-gel

great Friday morning to yah! can't believe it's the end of another week as i just got back to work yesterday haha.
i realized i've not said much about my church camp to Malaysia recently and i just want to share some of the highlights quickly. as much as i've enjoyed and learned from the enthusiastic and encouraging teachings, i've also loved the bonding moments brought by the recreation time when we played various games (ala Minute to Win It), spent free time swimming and get dressed and totally made up for the special night, when everyone wore their best dresses and suits! indeed, it was refreshing not only spriritually but emotinally as well. i think most of our pictures are at my hubby's Canon DSLR so i'll let him sort it our first then i'll share some especially those of the special night. (^_^)
some of you commented about my makeup and nail polish used on my current skincare regimen video - thanks so much! if you are interested in knowing, here is t…

Review: Avene Very High Protection Emulsion SPF50+

how are you doing beautiful? sorry for keeping you waiting for a fresh post. i just arrived from Kuantan, Malaysia last Tuesday night and rested yesterday - also had to bring my son to the doctor due to colds and cough. Today, I had lots of catching up as my work inbox was swamped with emails! i also still need to check my commenting system later so if you dropped me a question there, hang tight and i will get back at yah in a jiffy! (^_^)

for now, i want to continue the Avene review series with my insights on their sunblock named Very High Protection Emulsion SPF50+.

blended out
What Avene says: The Ultra High Protection Emulsion 50+ has been specially developed for hypersensitive skin with a fair or creamy complexion in the case of intense sunlight. Based on MPI-SORB that offers protection against UVB and UVA rays, it combines patented minderal screens with TINOSORB M+S. It also contains:
- Vitmain E precursor, anti-oxidant pre-tocopheyl which helps to reinforce the cutaneous barrier

Review: Avene Anti-shine Regulating Lotion

hi gorgeousness! yesterday was part 1 of my Avene oily skincare line review tackling their Anti-Shine Purifying Lotion. today is the next product in line - the Anti-Shine Regulation Lotion.

What Avene says: Moisturizer absorbs oil and provides long lasting mattification.

40 mL, 1.35 fl. oz.
Indication: - Oily, blemish-prone skin - Visible shine - Enlarged pores
Skin type: - Oily, blemish-prone skin
Benefits: - Light weight, oil-free, fast absorbing facial moisturizer - Sebum regulating capsules absorb oil while moisturizing the skin - Provides long lasting mattification - Avène Thermal spring water to soothe and soften skin - Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic
How to use: - Apply AM/PM after thoroughly cleansing with Cleanance Soap-free gel cleanser.
* Avène thermal spring water (75%) - Soothes and softens
* Cucurbita pepo extract - Regulates sebum secretion
* Zinc gluconate - Purifies
* Oil-absorbing powders - Absorbs excess oil, mattifies

my thoughts: - the feel of this product is not oi…

Review: Avene Anti-shine Purifying Lotion

hey dear readers! last Friday, i've shared with you in a video what products i use for my daily skincare regimen. today, i want to review in more detail the toner i mentioned there - Avene Cleanance Anti-Shine Purifying Lotion.

(its the one on the right)
What Avene says: Astringent toner purifies skin and tightens pores without stinging or irritating sensation. Mattifying powders help absorb excess sebum and leave skin shine-free.

200 ml / 6.76 fl. oz.
Indication: - Oily, blemish-prone skin - Visible shine - Enlarged pores
Skin type: - Oily, blemish-prone skin
Benefits: - Astringent toner purifies skin and tightens pores without stinging or irritating sensation - Helps regulate sebum secretion - Bi-phase formula activates active ingredients by shaking - Mattifying powders help absorb excess sebum and leave skin shine-free - Avène Thermal Spring Water to soothe and soften skin - Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic
How to use: - Shake well before use. - Apply AM/PM to the face with a cotton pad, after …

my current skincare regimen

hey bellas! it's an eerie day at the office - all bosses and other colleagues are on leave! i only have one colleague sitting near me haha! people are trying to finish up their leaves as the year ends. i'll be having my fair share of these leaves too as tomorrow i'll be off to church camp for 4 days! i'll be leaving you all today with a post on my current skincare regimen and i'll be scheduling posts for Monday and Tuesday.
ok, so i finally decided to create another video again - i only have two including this one! lame! haha. anyway, this is the first time though i've included my face haha the last time it's my hands whose doing the "talking" lol. alright, so i've briefly went through what skincare products i use in the morning and before bedtime. if you are currently not able to see the video, don't fret as i will include my insights right below it.

Belo Glycolic Soap
Avene Cleanance Anti-Shine Purifying Lotion
Neutrogena Hydro Boost…

open forum!

hey ladies! maybe you're wondering why i didn't put up a post earlier? two things: 1) i'm at a loss what to write about and 2) i yearn to put up something that will be really helpful to my readers.

maybe you'd been wanting to ask me a question? or a set of them? how about a look or review request? what do you want to see in this blog?

my aim is to inspire more women to embrace their beauty by the use of skincare, cosmetics and other beauty what-nots and am opening the discussion forum! tell me your thoughts! shout some comments to this post or log your insights on my cbox widget (at the right side bar).

i'll be waiting ladies! i hope the rest of your day will be fantastic. mine's not so - am so unglam because of my colds! hate sneezing and nose blowing every 5 minutes. ugh!

speak your mind ladies!

P.S. btw ladies, in case you're wondering if i went to Shiseido's sale yesterday, i did! got me a humble haul, will share that to you soon!

Shiseido Sale 2011

are you going?!?!

Watsons & Guardian hair haul

better late than never ladies! been contemplating what to post for today and really can't make up my mind haha. been under the weather for a couple of days now - i hate colds! been sneezing and blowing my nose every 5 minutes - so yucky! ugh.
anyhoo, you'd know i've finally decided because i'm posting now hehe. thought i'd share what i hauled at Watsons and Guardian recently - and you won't guess it: haircare products! (^_^) i cannot buy makeup for a long time (as per my hubby) so why not buy other stuff? hehe.

more pictures and short impressions after the jump!

NOTD: OPI Black Shatter

exciting Monday to all of you my dear readers! it's the start of a 7-day prayer and fasting for our church's nearing camp and i'm so excited! Hope Church Singapore is going to Kuantan, Malaysia at Bukit Gambang Resort City on the 19th, whopee!
there's another beauty-related matter that made me excited - OPI Shatter!

i've initially expressed my dismay on this product on a beauty forum but i changed my mind! look at the proceeding pictures and my thoughts to know why!
over OPI Romeo and Juliet
under direct sunlight

outdoor lighting

over Nicole by OPI Light A Candle
under direct sunlight

outdoor lighting

my thoughts: - if you're a first-time user of shatter polishes, you'd find that this is a bit tricky to apply - reason why i maybe hated this product at first. i found that i neither shouldn't thinly apply nor overapply this in order for it to shatter properly and beautifully. (case in point, swatch with OPI Romeo & Juliet was thinly applied.) you only need …

shopping dilemma: Lumix G3 or PEN mini?

i'm sorry for not posting early for today - i was busy with stuff for a basic skincare and makeup workshop i'll be hosting for my caregroup's session tonight. hope they will learn something from me and that i can really teach something useful to them haha!

anyhoo, i've been contemplating on buying a better camera for a while now. i don't have much settings available in my current one which may be hindering me from taking better quality pictures. december is almost here and hopefully my yearend bonus too! (^_^)

will you help me decide which one to get???

Panasonic Lumix G3
Click here for the specs and click here for the review
Olympus PEN mini Click here for the specs and click here for the review
how about you? what do you plan to reward yourself with this coming holiday season?

enjoy your weekend ladies!

Review: Avon Advance Techniques Frizz Control Lotus Shield

terrific Thursday to yah ladies! i'm keeping my vibes positive today even when there's this work-related matter that bothered me for a few days. but i realized that my real boss is the Lord so i should not worry much about it but just prove that i work hard and He will do the rest for me. after all, we work to live and not live to work right? (^_^)
i've been more experimental with trying out hair products lately. before, giving attention to my mane will only involve 1x a year visit to the salon for rebond, occasional trims and daily use of shampoo and conditioner. pretty mundane right? so when Phoebe gave me Avon Advance Techniques Frizz Control Lotus Shield, i figured i should start then and give such products a try.

my thoughts: - the consistency is easy to work with. it's almost watery, easy to spread - i like the packaging. the amount you need to use can be easily controlled to squeeze out and when you close the cap, there is no chance of spilling - it has a light, plea…