Friday, December 2, 2011

NOTD - The Face Shop

Did a NOTD with this dark maroon-red polish from The Face Shop.

My fingers looked bruised here. Don't know why. Two coats of polish without top coat. In fact, it looks a little black in the photo.

 The polish bottle against my current nail polish remover from Elianto. This remover doesn't have the strong smell which usually comes from remover. Instead, it's strawberry-scented which is quite yummylicious =)

Polish in RD303. Hope you enjoyed this short post!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Kose Happy Bath Day Haul

Got this Happy Bath Day Hair Colonge awhile back and the Mist Colonge was a complimentary gift with purchase. Smells of roses in my hair and on my body. XD

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Leopard Prints Nail

I was inspired by AMW's post on leopard prints and decided to do this nail art on my toes. 

Products used from left: Etude House BL505, Etude House brown polish with glitters, O2 Skin black polish and a clear top coat to seal it off.
It looks ok from afar, but the black polish is smeared as I applied the top coat before it completely dried =P

Pardon my ugly toes..

 It's my first attempt at leopard prints and I can say I'm quite happy with it!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

I miss blogging!

It's been exactly one year since my last post. I've been slacking for so long, I thought I should get back to blogging. Wanted to document my 'make-up' journey and also bits and pieces of my life, so that one day when I look least I know where have I spent all my money..LOL.

Been thinking of doing this post about showdown between 3 BB creams that I have thought of buying after reading Haru's post about non-Korean BB creams, you can take a look here.

My bff advised me to get a sample of each brand to try before purchasing the full sized item. The 3 brands are Dior, Biotherm and Clinique.

From L-R: Diorsnow (3ml), Biotherm White D-tox (5ml), Clinique (teensy bit- they didn't have a sample size, so they gave me some of the BB cream in the mini container that you see above)

The samples

Swatches, from top left (clockwise), Clinique, Dior & Biotherm. Please pardon my freckled hand >_<

My bff, who's a fan of Dior kept persuading me to get Diorsnow but I resisted the urge, as I need to try out all before deciding.

My verdict after trying out all 3? As below..

Dior: Not too heavy, quite liquidy in texture, easy to blend and not too oily. After applying it in the morning, I topped it off with MAC loose powder and I only need to blot maybe after lunch time.

Biotherm: Almost same texture as Dior but lighter in colour. Easy to blend as well. Almost the same staying power as Dior. I would say the coverage is lesser than Dior.

Clinique: Texture is creamier, not so easily blended. Felt a bit dry but made my face oily in shorter span of time as compared to Dior and Biotherm. Coverage is so-so, not very fantastic and colour is very light as well. Perhaps this came in the mini container and caused it to be exposed to air easily, the cream was dried up after one week. Boo.

Overall, I would say Clinique is out of the race, it's a tie between Dior and Biotherm. Dior is definitely on the higher price side..I'm still undecided on which one I should get. Currently I'm using Skin79 and Cybercolor BB creams but finishing soon. Shall update once I've decided on which one to get!