Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Chanel Les Beige Healthy Glow Makeup - A Jewel?

Every year, I have a wish list. A list that I want to achieve (not just in material), which motivates me to have goals, hence encourages me to save up in order to buy them. I'm not the kind who just forgets and try to go for the second alternative. I'm never trained to accept that. I go for the target. Of which, some may get me as stubborn and uncompromising. Ha ha ha...

Sounds like a nasty person eh? Well... stubbornness did take me to all kinds of highs and lows... but all experiences are valuable and I believe that experience can be a greater teacher in a lot of cases.

Moving along on a less philosophical note, introducing Chanel's latest -

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This is what I pretty much can say about Chanel Les Beige, Chanel's latest nude makeup range: Its basically what is being raved by users and celebrities all over as the key to the epitome of nude skin care.

Emphasis? Great skin, without looking all caked up.

So basically, a brief description:

Whilst enveloping the skin with the lightest layer you can imagine, it also ensures your skin to emit that dewy, rosy look without heavy and greasy.

For Dry Skin Peps - A good alternative to non-cakey, non-drying coverage.
For Oily Skin Peps - A good additional highlighting effect to finish of your matte look

 People who are closest to me know that I've always been a fan of Burberry Beauty makeup. But this is the latest introduction from Chanel, and I don't want to miss the boat. I've always loved Chanel with its elegance.

The range comes with a BB Cream and a Compact Powder, both retailing at RM165. Middle range I would say.

Refer to the pics below on my fully made-up face to illustrate the effects (Dah macam movie pulak)

Indoors with Flash

Facing Outdoors with No Flash (In Natural Light)

Products used (In order of application:)

1) Prep - Sephora Primer (Mattifying effect)
2) Foundation - Burberry Beauty Sheer Luminous Fluid Foundation in Trench 5
3) Powder - Chanel Les Beige Healthy Glow Compact Powder
4) Eye Primer - MAC Prep + Prime In Medium
5) Eye Shadow - I used a combination of a few MAC shades (Gold + Bronze)
6) Eyeliner + Mascara - Revlon in Black + Estee Lauder Double Wear Mascara
7) Blusher - YoungBlood Crushed Blusher in Sherbet
8) Lip Gloss - MAC Cremesheen Glass in Overindulgence


I love the effects of the powder. It's highlighting without making me look too made-up or too stark.

What I don't like?
Its meant to be sheer, but I didn't realise that it was soooo SHEER that I have application needs to be done repeatedly. Quite a waste I would say.

Would I buy it again?
I love the effects. But again, it won't help much covering during my difficult skin days. Which, I'm only human and I do experience it on a regular basis. Sigh...

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Skinz Infinite – A proud product of Malaysia for Malaysians!

Did I mention to you that my son is so buas these days?
3 of my things that he managed to throw, which made my blood boil to my head:-

#1 Clarins Super Restorative Day Cream

#2 Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronised Recovery Complex

#3 Moisture White Shiso Moisturising Essence.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gr gr gr....

But because its your son, you tend to let your steam off quickly (means marah sekejap…but then pujuk balik since you tend to have that guilt of leaving your son the whole day to go to work, and then… balik je terus nak marah kan?
But coming back to item #1, you know realize I’m out of moisturizer. And its mid-month. Miskin!!!
But I can’t go withour moisturizer. So, off to Guardian! Weehu!

I’ve seen these over the Guardian counters, tempted to try but NEVER gotten the chance. Macam ditakdirkan je…
Basically, Skinz Infinite comes under the same parentage as Safi, so I’m assuming they are trying to expand their market share to appeal to women aged 29 and above. However, I’m assuming women like myself who are starting on an anti-aging regime could try this as a cheaper option first.
 Nurul Wahab the ambassador pledges on the effectiveness of the whole range used together.
"The product really works. Within two weeks, I noticed significant improvement in my skin. My fine lines are less visible."

The products that come under this range are as follows:-
#1 Skinz Infinite HydraClean Cleansing Cream
#2 Skinz Infinite Deep Moist Cleansing Foam
#3 Skinz Infinite EyeRevive Therapy
#4 Skinz Infinite Youth Recall Serum
#5 Skinz Infinite Youth Recall Day Moisturiser SPF20PA++
#6 Skinz Infinite NightFix Replenishing Cream

For starters, I decided to try the Moisturiser, since itu yang saya perlukan.
Description of the Product:

This moisturising day cream kick-starts your skin cell's self-renewal pores, increasing elasticity, improving tone and radiance. Enriched with Camosite, this potent against free radicals, building good skin structure and delaying photo-agening. Reinforced with sunscreen for potection against UV rays. Use regularty for a supple complexion with a youthful glow.

Results after 2 weeks:
I’m loving it!!! Love the texture, super moisturizing yet really makes the skin feel nice and supple, without the oiliness. Makeup glides with ease. And I do admit that my skin feels slightly plumped up.
Im ecstatic! I believe I’m going to start trying the other products in the range, especially the serum.
Thank you Skinz~ You make skin-caring affordable for us middle income earners!
(Prove that budget is not an issue when it comes to good skin regime)


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Colour dalam Kotak #2: Schwarzkopf Hair Palette

Selamat Hari Raya everyone! How has your Raya been? Guess what, this is like my 5th post relating to the topic above… so hence, my sincere apologies for the lack in enthusiasm and creativity in writing. After writing the same for 5 times in a row and having issues with uploading the pictures, I must say I’m on a writer’s block. But then again, it may be ok with you guys since pictures are worth a 1,000 words than long, winding write-ups right?
So how has your Raya been? Mine’s been good Alhamdulillah… the 4th time being the “dough-giver” raya than “dough-receiver”, expenses sure have notched up a bit! My little toddler on the other hand, had a blast of a time, now that he can run, golek2, pinch and bite, it sure is tiring just looking at him having fun with his cousins!
Other than that, Raya is the time where we look forward to looking good and feeling great during the raya morning for picture taking! Aha…. So looking at myself, I thought that my colored hair looked dull now.
It’s time for an un-makeover. And why I say Un? Cuz I dyed my hair dark again.
Of course, I need to be on a budget since pay date is still a long time, and with so many unplanned expenses already budgeted for, I need to cut corners on where I can. So, again, colour dalam kotak comes to the rescue.
Schwarzkopf Hair Palette in Dark Brown
After a previous successful attempt with Loreal Excellence Crème in Natural Light Brown, I decided to follow that route to budget hair colouring (until something damaging happens and I panic. But then again, who better to review this than the adventurous me, right?) Why? Cuz it’s easy, fast, less time consuming and CHEAP. I do occasionally get the stares (of disagreement) by hairdressers and sometimes, they even say “u colour your hair sendiri a? Uneven maa”… But do I care? Of course I don’t.

Bought this colour in 3.0 Dark Brown shade. Even though there are other brands out there i.e. Garnier, Revlon Coloursilk, I choose to go with Scwarzkopf because:
#1 Schwarzkopf is a reputable hair care brand well reknown for their hair products (obviously)
#2 It’s new on the shelf and promises:
- 100% grey coverage
- Shinier, healthier colour and hair condition
Says that it has 7 nourishing, essential oils to help lock-in the color and treat the hair

Sounds good to me.
Application is rather easy. But the only difference is that there is no pre-color conditioner, like Loreal Excellence Crème. But I must say that’s quite a letdown since you could really feel the difference with the pre-color conditioner. Helps to provide somewhat like a film on top of the hair, to protect the hair.
What I like about this product is that it has thicker consistency hence almost 0 possibility of dripping.

I like the shade. What I don’t like is how it made my hair texture feel. Hair feels kesat and dry.
Even when I applied hair mask immediately after the colouring process, it still felt really dry.
So dry that I had to book an appointment for a hair treatment the next day to soften my hair.

Would I buy it again?
I don’t think so. I would stick to L’Oreal Excellence Hair Color. The shade I got wasn’t rocket science… could be achieved with any other brands. It basically made my hair looked dull and lackluster. Where is the promised shine???

Retails at RM23.90.

Monday, August 19, 2013


Dear blogger, Can't seem to upload any pics in this site!!! Why aaa????