Thursday, November 29, 2012

November Empties

Just really quick post on what I've used up this month. Basically, the picture is self explanatory except for the Estee Lauder DayWear Plus with spf15. 

Palmolive Aroma Therapy - lovely smell but, prefer the Dove one
Loccitane Shea Butter body cream - only little amount needed. It smelled good at the time of application but, I hate the scent after a few hours cause it changed into a weird smell. As if you had a work out and didn't shower the next day. I experienced this with other heavily scented body lotion/cream, too.
Kerastase Bain Clarifiant - to control my oily scalp, really good but, won't repurchase.
Loreal Elvive (Elseve in Indonesia) night elixir - I liked it when I still lived in Melbourne, because I needed it to combat dry weather. However, it made my hair oily here.
Estee Lauder moisturiser - smelled like cucumber, a bit too rich in hot climate. I didn't notice any benefits, too. Luckily, I got this as a sample.

That's it guys... :)


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Hong Kong Beauty Haul

Hey guys.. just sharing beauty stuff that I bought in Hong Kong. I went a little crazy because of the price haha. They have so many beauty stores (SASA, Colourmix, Bourjois, Facess, etc) selling from drugstore to high end with huge variety. Basically, I think most of the Japanese brand are cheaper, some US brand are fairly priced, but french skincare brand (Caudalie and may be others) are more expensive. I have to ban myself from beauty shopping until Chinese New Year haha. I guess my biggest finding was a Chanel purse I've been looking for months or perhaps years. I've been looking for the black caviar leather, but I always find them either in caviar/lamb, but never in black. So, when I saw one and the airport store, I knew I had to get it! This will replace my current Prada purse, and I will sell this baby. A girl doesn't need 2 purses, right? :)
Anyway, these are what I got in Hong Kong

- Hair thingy for voluminous bun. I hate teasing my hair
- Caudalie brightening serum and the free sample
- Shu Uemura Mon Shu Cleansing Oil, Eye Shadow Palette, Pro Gel Cealer (loveee...), Eyelash Glue, free make up bag and some samples. I also got my brow done at their brow bar for HKD 250 and it's fully redeemable on product. SCORE
- L'oreal Infallible Eyeshadow
- Benefit cream eyeshadow in skinny jeans
- Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Mirifique. I'm still bitter cause I couldn't find the Illusoire while unpacking my bagage :(
- Spoolie from SASA
- Jill Stuart Eye Jelly
- Limited edition Rose Gold Burberry Body EDP and some sample spray.. this will be good for handbag
- Chanel Notorious
- Kanebo Media Eyebrow Liquid. This is the only product I use
- Kanebo Lavshuca Eyeshadow
- Kanebo Kate Eyeshadow
- Random nail remover from SASA. I've been very curious with similar item from Bourjois, but it's hard to get. Basically, you stick your finger in the sponge, twist and you got clean nails. It's very cheap  around HKD 20-23 and works well, but the packaging is really bad. As you can see I had to tie it with a hair band, so it won't dry out
- Dior Cannage Couture Palette
- My holy grail eyelid tape - Nexcare
- Shiseido Eyebrow Trimmer. There are 3 of them in the set, but I already use one. I like the clip closure and they're very sharp
- Very cheap eyelash from SASA, cost HKD 58 for 10 pairs

That's all for now. Let me know if you wanna see some swatches or review



Thursday, November 1, 2012

What's In My Daily Make Up Bag

I don't have time to wear make up in the morning. I prefer to sleep a bit more. Lucky me, I work in a family business, so I don't feel the need to wear make up every day. However, I always have some with me just in case I have to go out.

What's inside:

- Maybelline Clear Smooth Powder Compact for light coverage and some sun protection. Use it with sigma kabuki brush. I will use this until it's all gone hehe
- Make Up For Ever Concealer. Rarely use this, just put it inside if I want more coverage
- Everyday Minerals Blush in Apple. Smooth and pigmented for a warm blush, use this with the silver tube a.k.a retractable brush
- Revlon Eyeshadow palette
- MAC Tinted Lip Conditioner
- Estee Lauder Pencil Eyeliner
- Revlon Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara
- YSL Touche Eclat
- Eyelid tape
- Cotton bud
- Shiseido Eyelash Curler. I think this is comparable to Shu Uemura one, but half the price.
- In2it Waterproof Eyebrow Pencil

I switch the eyeshadow palette, blush and lip product every week. Just make sure that all of them are the natural looking ones

What's in your make up bag?