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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Bath & Body Haul: The Amazing Haus of Gloi!

It was rather hectic at work over the past weeks. Honestly speaking, I am so deprived of sleep and at the same time, too intoxicated with caffeine, which explains my lack of blogging here. However, one thing exciting that I wanted to share is that I have finally received my long awaited Haus of Gloi package. I'm so impressed by some of the scents of the products which I've ordered and can't wait to try them out really soon. 

Have you tried any Haus of Gloi's products?

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Favorite Spring/Summer 2012 Blushes

Hello beautiful people! Just thought I would drop by and show u some of my favorite blushes at the moment. Though we don't have different seasons in Singapore and Malaysia, the fashion trends here are pretty much the same as with other countries. Therefore, I always like to match my blushes according to my outfits. As I mentioned many times before, I am a major blush hoarder..I have no idea why, but the vibrant and beautiful colors just attract me so much...

Without further ado, let me introduce you to my new best friends:

NARS Sex Appeal - This is my Holy Grail blush for work! I love it so much that I have a back up for it.. =)

NARS Deep Throat - On a closer inspection, you may find small specks of glitter in the blush but somehow I love this whenever I'm grabbing for a more 'matte' finish pink blush

ELF Twinkle Pink - This is really pigmented! ELF studio line has some of the best affordable blushes that I have ever tried. If you are on a budget, do check out their line of blushes.

NYX Pinched - Another Holy Grail for work. I hate over blushing and looking like a clown for office as I work in a more conservative and professional environment. As a matter of fact, overdone makeup is a big NO in the office, and hence, the only thing that I switch up more often is my blush color.

MAC Bite of An Apple - This has always been my favorite MAC blush. It is from the Disney Venemous Villains collection and as I have yet to find a dupe for it, I'm sort of on a 'saving it' kinda mode. I love the glow that it gives my face and now, I am absolutely loving it for weekends.

From L to R: NARS Sex Appeal, NARS Deep Throat, ELF Twinkle Pink, NYX Pinched, MAC Bite of An Apple

What are your favorite blushes for this Summer?


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Spotted: L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows Back in Singapore!

Here's what I totally did not expect to stumble upon while doing my biweekly Watsons (aka the local drugstore in Singapore) visit to replenish my bathroom cabinet.

Swatches from L to R: Endless Chocolate, Pemanent Khaki, Hourglass Beige, Forever Pink, Flashback Silver, Purple Obsession, All Night Blue, Eternal Black

Swatches from L to R: Endless Chocolate, Pemanent Khaki, Hourglass Beige, Forever Pink, Flashback Silver, Purple Obsession, All Night Blue, Eternal Black

The L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows are back in town! Yeah!!

They retail at SG$14.90. I was really tempted to buy them initially but I decided otherwise as I really do need to streamline my makeup. That said, I did a bit of swatching on my arms and was definitely impressed by the intensity and staying power of the eyeshadows.

Have you tried these products? Happy Mid-Week! :)


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Review: Bioderma Hydrabio Exfoliating Cream

After much procrastination, I'm finally posting up this long overdue review on Bioderma Hydrabio Exfoliating Cream.

I'm sure there's no need for much introduction to Bioderma, as most of you would have already be quite familiar with this much acclaimed French skincare line. YES! that's the one which came to fame in the beauty blogging world via its amazing Sensibio H2O Makeup Remover.

Like most, I was drawn to the products due to the rave reviews by so many youtubers and beauty bloggers - I have not heard any bad reviews on Bioderma yet, frigging unbelieveble right? However, I must saay that like the 99%, my decision to jump on the bandwagon was on the money. ;)

Bioderma is essentially a dermatologist brand designed for sensitive skin. It is created by a French laboratory and owns different skincare ranges under the same brand. It is also claimed to be one of the most prescribe brand by French dermatologists. And like all of its range, the Hydrabio line is specifically catered for dehydrated and sensitive skin. 

Contrary to any exfoliater that I've ever used, the Hydrabio Exfoliating Cream claims to be able to provide gentle and moisturising exfoliation. Gentle is pretty much what many exfoliating products claim to do, but hydrating and moisturising is definitely one of the very first I've encountered, at least for drugstore brands. Here are some claims from their official website:
  • The patented Aquagenium® biological complex stimulates the skin’s cellular capabilities, re-training it to generate in depth, and to lock in on the surface, the moisture essential for its balance.
  • Cleansed and hydrated in depth with Hydrabio Exfoliating cream, the skin regains its comfort, softness and radiance, and derives full benefit from the hydration* procured by the Hydrabio skin care range.
  • Non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic, Hydrabio Exfoliating cream respects the dehydrated skin’s sensitivity and guarantees excellent tolerance.
With such amazing claims, one must wonder whether does the product really works as well. Honestly speaking, I do not have sensitive skin so I'm not sure how this will work on sensitive skin. However, one thing that I can be sure of is that contrary to any face exfoliation products I've used before, this is one of the gentlest and non-moisture stripping face exfoliation product ever. 

The product is lightly scented and the texture is creamy which is different from most exfoliater I've tried which are watery.  There are some microbeads in the cream and it's very well blended together with the cream to provide gentle exfoliation. A little of this product goes a really long way as it lathers really well on the surface of my skin. After each exfoliation, I find that my skin feels alot smoother, brighter and has no slightest hint of tightness (something that is common for harsh exfoliater). 

After Exfoliation with Bioderma Hydrabio Exfoliating Cream

The method of use is very simple where you only need to squeeze a tiny bit onto your palm and gently massage it onto a slightly damped face in circular movements, avoiding the eye contour area. 

I use this product once to twice a week and it works really well in removing the dirts and dead skin from the surface of my skin. This is something that I totally recommend especially for those who apply makeup on a daily basis as most of the time products tend to clog our pores even with daily cleansing. 

I would say that this is definitely one of the best drugstore face exfoliater which I've tried so far and I can foresee that it will be a mainstay in my skincare routine.

Have you tried any Bioderma products?