Friday, 13 June 2014

Chanel Le Vernis Sweet Lilac (615) Review

 Hello everyone!

Sorry for the absence of posts these past few months. I was busy with my newborn baby, now that I have a little free time I decided to post a review again in my blog.

This time I wanna review about Chanel Le Vernis in Sweet Lilac 615. It is a lovely lilac shade with pink undertone and has a cream finish to it. It is one of the new product from Chanel summer collection. I only purchase this from the summer collection, and I heard that this nail polish is a limited edition. So if you like it, I recommend to buy it sooner or later.

This shade is flattering for all ages and what I love about it is that it's not too pink and it's not too purple. It's somewhere in the middle. I need to apply two coats in order for it to be fully opaque. The application itself is relatively easy, but I do found that it took quite sometime for it to be fully dried. Bottom line, I really love this shade and happy with the purchase.

What do you think about this color?


Friday, 14 February 2014

Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Golden Mink Review

Hello everyone!

First of all, I want to say Happy Valentine's Day to y'all :D

This month is also my birthday month, so I feel that I can treat myself by buying Tom Ford product. His collection of makeup has been released in Singapore for quite some time already (End of December 2012) at Tangs Orchard.

My first Tom Ford product is Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Golden Mink. I chose this quad because I am a fan of shimmer shadow more than matte one. So I cannot resist myself buying this quad :D

My experience with other glittery eye shadow usually involving some dry and chalky texture, not to mention lots of fallout. The only glittery and shimmery eye shadow I love is from Urban Decay, and I'm glad that I found another amazing brand for my love of shimmer eye shadow--Tom Ford.

It contains two shades of glitter (top), and two shades of shimmer (bottom).

It is really gorgeous both on the pan and when swatch. The glitter eye shadows (top) doesn't has any fallout, and the shimmer eye shadows (bottom) has silky smooth texture with great pigmentation. On working days, I like to only wear the two bottom shadows and it work just great.

Look of the day I create with Tom Ford Golden Mink:

Have you tried any Tom Ford product before? Thanks for reading :)


Friday, 7 February 2014

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Evasion Review

Last month I went to Chanel counter with my hubby. I swatch some lipsticks, and it's so difficult to choose just one as there are practically hundreds of gorgeous color of lipsticks in front of me. I asked him which color he likes the most, and he chose this Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Evasion. It's a sheer peach color, with some warm coral. There is some hint of golden shimmer on it too. I decided to buy this lipstick as I don;t have any peach lipstick at that moment.

The first pic above is swatched indoor (day time) and with natural sun light. The second pic is swatched indoor (evening time). The color on the tube and the color swatch on hand is basically looks the same. However, do noted when applied on lips, it basically follow your natural lip color. I naturally have pink lip color, so when it applied, it looks like a sheer coral lippies.

When applied it have a hint of color and glossy finish. It does feel like a lip gloss kind of finish, but the texture is very much like a lipstick. Although it is a hydrating lipstick, but for very dry lips like mine, I had to apply lip balm beforehand and wait for few minutes before I apply the lipstick. I've tried applying it without applying lip balm before and it clings to my lips' dry patches even though it gives glossy finish. So if you have dry lips like I do, make sure you moisturize or scrub your lips well before applying this lipstick. But if you don't have any dry lips, then this lipstick texture will be a winner for you! :D

Hope this review has been helpful. Thank you for reading and hope you guys have a wonderful weekend ahead!


Sunday, 2 February 2014

Etude House CC Cream in No.2 Glow Review

Hello all.

After using Etude House CC Cream for few months, I decided to do a review about it. Correct and Care cream, also known as CC Cream in short form, has been produced by many leading beauty brands such as Chanel, Etude House, Clinique, Origins, Lancome, etc. Since it originally produced by Korean beauty brand, I decided to try the Korean version rather than its "western" counterpart.

As expected, the price of CC Cream from korean brand is cheaper than western brand, I got mine from Etude House for SGD 25.90.

On the box, it is written:
"This multitasking, 8-in-1 formula hydrates, primes, conceals, treats and protect skin at an easy single step for a healthier complexion, inside and outside. It glides on with a glowing finish."

Etude House produced 2 types of CC Cream: No.1 Silky and No.2 Glow. No.1 Silky cater for those who has oilier skin, and prefer matte finish. On the other hand, No.2 Glow cater for dry skin type and create a dewy and glowing finish. I chose No.2 Glow because my skin type is more to the dry side, and I much prefer dewy finish than matte finish.

The tube comes with a pump which is good for sanitary purpose. I usually only need one pump for application. But if you need more coverage, you can always layer your foundation on top of it.

Notice how my hand become brighter after I apply CC Cream on it? The brightening effect is really subtle though.

The pictures above (left side) is my bare face with only Clarins moisturizer applied on it. I got many freckles and redness on my face. The right side picture is my face after I applied CC cream on top of my moisturizer.
There is a little bit difference, but it's very very subtle. The redness has been reduced and skin tone has evened out a bit, but it definitely doesn't cover any of my freckles. For brightening effect, it does brighten my face, I notice my face has become brighter, but my iphone camera can't really capture it.

To conclude, if you are looking for product that offer more coverage, than CC cream is not for you, you should stick with wither BB cream or foundation. As for myself, I found that this product is good enough for me as I don't really need that much coverage.

Have you tried CC Cream before? Let me know about your opinion!


Monday, 27 January 2014

Chanel Spring 2014: Illusion D'Ombre Eyeshadow in Diapason (92) Review and Swatches

Hello Beautifuls!

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre is one of my most loved formulas for eye shadow. It's a gel-based eye shadows with thickness of a cream. It's long lasting, non creasing, and very easy to blend. For spring, Chanel releases two shades for Ilussion D'Ombre: Diapason (92) and Impulsion (93). Diapason is added to permanent line, while Impulsion is limited edition. When swatch those 2 eye shadows in the store, I definitely knew that I wanted Diapason more than Impulsion. Diapason is a deep purple with a shimmering finish, while Impulsion is a luminous pastel pink.

I love good purple eye shadow, and Diapason doesn't disappoint me. Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Diapason is really beautiful, it has duochrome element to it. Sometimes I saw it as dark purple, other times as plummy brown. It all depends on the light because it has brown-based to it. In my opinion it resembles with other Illusion D'Ombre in my stash - Fatal. I will do quick comparison between Diapason and Fatal.

On the left is Diapason, and the right one is Fatal. Seen in the pot, they're so different with each other.

The left swatch is Diapason, while the right swatch is Fatal. Now, once they swatch together, they really do look alike, don't they? However, we can see that the amount of glitter in Diapason is much more subtle than Fatal and it is much darker than Fatal. If you like dark Illusion D'Ombre but want it to be less glittery, then Diapason has your name written on it.
What do you guys think of Diapason?

Friday, 24 January 2014

Monthly Favorites #1

It's Friday, and I finally can write a post on the blog today :D I've pulled out some amazing products that I've tried this month.

First up is Oscar Blandi Jasmine Oil Serum, which has been part of my hair care routine. I cannot emphasize more on how I love this serum. My hair type is frizzy and dry. This serum is just amazing, it smells great and moisturizes my hair well. I noticed that the frizz has been remarkably reduced after using this hair serum, and the other great thing that it doesn't even weighed my hair down at all! My hair become more manageable than ever. I plan to repurchase this product right away after I finish it.

YSL Rosy Blush is one of my two favorites blushers this month, beside Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Dollface. YSL Rosy Blush gives my face luminosity that I've been looking for. And Tarte Dollface Blush is just great, it gives a natural pink blush that leans more towards cooler tone base. I've been using these two blushers almost everyday ever since I bought them. I've written extensive reviews on YSL Rosy Blush here and Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush here.

Bifesta Eye Makeup Remover is my most loved product for eye make up remover, simply because it works so efficiently on removing waterproof eye makeup. I accidentally bought it when I was in Japan. I didn't bring my eye makeup remover and I just purchased it there at drug store chain in Japan called Matsumoto Kiyoshi. I was so glad when I found out that Watson's Singapore also carried this product. I've tried many brands, and this one is just simply the best. It's gentle on the skin, yet powerful on removing stubborn mascara or eyeliner. I don't need to rub my eyes while using this product. Highly recommended!

Lastly, I've been using Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Lotion for Stretch Marks. I've been applying this twice a day on my pregnant belly, and also on my thighs and other area as well. I use this lotion to prevent any stretch marks, and I've started using this since on my third month of pregnancy. It really moisturize my skin well, and my skin is very smooth after using this. I also love the smell and the texture of the lotion as well--it's not runny at all. I think I will continue using this even after my pregnancy simply because I love the effect it does on my skin!

This is my first post on monthly favorite, hope you guys enjoy reading it!
TGIF everyone! :)