Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Clinique Quickliner for Eyes Intense is intensely likable.

I got very excited last weekend when I got this little beauty. See, I have been on a hunt for a good eyeliner that doesn't budge or smudge. I was totally happy with my usual cheap Maybelline hyper sharp eyeliner which many beauty experts used to rave so much about - a lovely affordable-priced item which I have repurchased many times. However, in my last 2 purchases in a year, I have found it to degrade in quality. Like really... it smudges every time and I wondered what else can I use as I've tried many mid-range gel eyeliners yet they all smudge and those really high-end ones are just too expensive for me to use within 3 months and discard. Another beauty blogger also did mention how good Essence gel eyeliner is but I've went to several nearby Watsons outlet which did not carry the brand. Bummer.

So, when a blogger friend wrote how much she loves the new Bobbi Brown eye pencil-gel, I cringed, because it's been awhile since I shopped at a shopping mall with a Bobbi Brown outlet as I have been frequenting Sephora in Paradigm Mall instead. It is only 5 minutes away from where I'm staying and driving out in the endless traffic jams just to grab a pencil (and risk myself grabbing more stuff from Bobbi Brown) is not a risk I'd take this month ;P 

So, in my most recent visit to Sephora (after doing some online research too), I decided to look out for this item and felt so happy that I trusted my instincts.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

I bid so long to my love, the Ole Henriksen Walnut Complexion Scrub.

I hadn't really scheduled a post this week as I have been very caught up with a project deadline. But last night I was in for a shock and it kinda warrant a post...

I've written before almost 2 years ago (in April too) of how much I was in love with this product. I got it in a small jar out of a starter pack and have since bought at least 2 more large jars - this 50ml size. Why wouldn't I love it... it not only does a great job in scrubbing my face clean, it also leaves skin truly baby smooth. Best of all, it only retails at RM100 in our local Sephora stores and if you've been a frequent customer, a 10% off that frequent customers occasionally get would only mean buying this gem at RM90. For a good 5-6 months, this gem is all you need for your bi-weekly or weekly scrub.

Friday, April 4, 2014

CooperVision Biomedics 1 Day Extra (Normal or Toric), get your 5-day trial supply.

(photo source: here)

When I was asked to test out some daily contact lenses I was intrigued by the offer. First of all, I can tell you that I’ve been wearing contact lenses for the longest of time – since I was 15, actually, as my power increased too much since 3 years before that and the specialist in HUKM at that time recommended that I be put on prescribed lenses. Back then, one pair of lenses to be worn daily, would have a life span of at least 1 year and the cleaning solutions were quite complicated as there was the cleanser (washing liquid), lots of saline to be used to rinse after cleaning, and that bi-weekly enzymatic tablets to rid the lenses off deposits build-up which could harm the eyes in the long run. 

Come more than 20 years later, I’m still using contact lenses to correct my myopic problems which has somewhat stabilised after using contact lenses. And the best part about living in the technology era, I am able to discard those one-year span lenses and replace them with crisp, high oxygen content contact lenses that are either for daily, fortnightly or monthly use. Ideally I would much prefer a daily disposable contact lens because I’d like to put on a clean, fresh lens the next day. However, it may be too expensive to use if you wear contact lenses on a regular basis... the thought of throwing away good quality soft lenses on a daily basis would ring alarm bells too.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Estée Lauder Companies' Earth Month 2014 in conjunction with the school holidays.

When I posted some photos of the Estee Lauder Companies' Earth Month 2014 launch in Mid Valley  on my Instagram, I saw one cynical comment on people's pure understanding of campaigns to preserve the environment.

I don't think one should be cynical about whatever little bits of things each of us are doing to help  these kind of campaigns, simply because we get caught up with our hectic lifestyles and every little awareness counts. I mean, it's better than not doing anything about it, right? Even big things start with the smallest of ideas.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Bioderma Hydrabio Tonique Lotion Hydratante for Sensitive Dehydrated Skin is a win for me.

When beauty enthusiasts hear of Bioderma, the first thing they'd think of is the much renowned, very frequently mentioned Crealine TS H2O Micellaire or cleansing water. During my last trip to Paris, that was exactly the first item on my shopping list. However, while shopping in their pharmacie at the popular Champs-Elysées, this beautiful clear blue bottle truly caught my attention. I've never heard of this product when I was doing my research on French drugstore beauty items to buy yet I was drawn to the clean packaging. Of course, it coming from Bioderma is a bonus because I was confident that it would be a product of quality, or so I had hoped.

We had a field time shopping in the pharmacie and since I had budgeted for loads of foreign beauty products to bring home (almost half was for the customary year-end gift exchange with lovely friends), I happily put this in my basket without giving a second thought.