Sunday, November 25, 2012

MAC Divine Desire ‘Quite Coral’ Kit

Hi Vixen,Today I will do a review about MAC Divine Desire Kit in color ‘Quite Coral’. I ask my aunt to get it for me in Singapore and she said it cost her SGD $ 125 in Tang’s ( 125 x 7910 = Rp 988.750,- for me that’s expensive!).

I believe you can get it cheaper in Changi Airport, or you can buy it in some department stores there, fill the GST form and get a 7 % return tax later in Changi.


This kit contains ‘Photogravure’ (Technakohl Liner, deep chocolate brown), ‘Born to Love’ (blush, coral), travel size of 129 SE blush brush, ‘In a Heartbeat’ (Lipstick, pale clean coral), ‘Pure Flattery’ (Lipglass, soft coral cream),  other than that you get a cushiony re-useable pale peach clutch and a black orange satin bag. You can use the clutch to a casual party and the black orange satin bag for travel. If we count those two then this set has more value than the products alone. Not that bad, you get 5 products and 2 containers.

MAC Technakohl Liner in ‘Photogravure’

This is a deep chocolate brown eyeliner. It has a good color pay-off and can be layered easily. My problem is because I have such an oily skin and very small space eyelid this eyeliner smudge easily on me.

MAC Frost Blush in ‘Born to Love’ 

It is listed as ‘frost’ on the packaging, usually my favorite blush from MAC are ‘matte’ and ‘satin’, I’m afraid it will be too sparkly for me, but fortunately it doesn’t. I will describe this blush as medium coral with gold-champagne shimmer in it. It has a medium pigmentation, not too sheer, not too heavy and it has a little bit shimmer which gives me a nice glow. Not too over the top for casual wear.

MAC 129 SE Blush Brush (Travel Size)

I find this brush kind of a little bit scratchy but it’s ok. Sometime I feel like too soft brush doesn’t pack on color very good. This one is perfect for traveling.

MAC  Crèmesheen Lipstick in ‘In a Hearthbeat’ 

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With flash
Crèmesheen is my favorite finish from MAC. Creamy with a hint smell of vanilla, I love it! This particular color looks really coral in the tube, but when applied on the lip it turns out to be quite sheer. If you want a more opaque look then you can layer it a few times until you get the intensity you want.

MAC Lipglass in ‘Pure flattery’

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I will describe it as a soft coral with a hint of multicolor shimmer, it gives me a medium coverage. It is kind of sticky, so some people might not enjoy it.

Overall, even though this kit is kind of pricey, I will say everything is worth it. Good products, adorable packaging. I will use everything that came with it.

So what do you think? Do you interested in trying this kit? Do you have one product that include in this kit? What you think about them? Tell me on the comment below.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Singapore Haul + Review Part 2: Bioderma, Bio Oil, Tresemme, Clinique

Hi all,
Today I will do a review about the rest of products I got in Singapore. You can read my part 1 here

Bio Oil

From their website: 

"Bio‑Oil is a specialist skincare oil that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone. It is also effective for aging and dehydrated skin. Bio‑Oil has won 85 skincare awards and has become the No.1 selling scar and stretch mark product in 11 countries since its global launch in 2002."

This is a repurchase for me. I got it for the first time in Australia. I think the price is cheaper in Singapore. I love this product.

Price: S $ 15.50

Bioderma Sensibio H20

From Bioderma website:

Method of Action:
 At the cutting edge of innovation, BIODERMA has pioneered micellar solutions. Specially formulated for sensitive, normal to dry skins, the Sensibio H2O micelle solution gently cleanses face and eyes. It removes water-resistant make-up.
The micelles contained in its formula effectively micro-emulsify impurities while maintaining the skin’s balance (soap-free, physiological pH).

 Soothing and decongesting active ingredients prevent the feelings of irritation often caused by cleansing.

 Sensibio H2O guarantees excellent cutaneous and ocular tolerance (tested under ophthalmological supervision).

Directions for use:
 Sensibio H2O is an ultra-mild cleansing formula, use it with the utmost care.
Soak a cotton pad with Sensibio 
H2O and cleanse the face and eyes and/or remove any make-up.
Repeat the application until the cotton pad remains clean.

 Sensibio H2O needs no rinsing, but it is essential to dry your skin. Dry gently. Dab your face with a clean cotton towel.

 Sensibio H2O can be used daily, morning and evening.

Models backstage using this product, Youtube gurus recommend it, makeup artists swear by this French brand, Bioderma is very popular now.

So far I like this product to cleanse my face. It does a wonderful job taking off my foundation and concealer.  It leaves my skin fresh and clean, without nasty oil residue. Like the name, it just like water! an amazing water.

For eye makeup? That’s a different story. I don’t think it works well taking off my waterproof mascara and eyeliner. I need so much product! Need so many rubbing to finally being able to take them off. It just too much effort, I prefer my L’oreal Eye and Lip Makeup Remover to do that. I prefer a more oil base product to clean my waterproof makeup.

Price: S $ 12.70

Tresemme Dry Shampoo

I love Klorane Dry Shampoo, when I found out this Tresemme one was bigger and slightly cheaper, I bought it without hesitation. Turn out this product is not working for me. Bad, bad, bad dry shampoo. When sprayed to my roots it feels wet and sticky, even when I sprayed sparingly. When dries out it leaves a nasty white residue on my hair which really hard to brush out. I will not buy this again, not recommend it to other people.

Price: S $ 13.90

Clinique Pore Refining Solution Hydrator

From Clinique website:
“After mattifying instantly, this oil-free formula supplies needed hydration while curbing excess oil and shine for 8 hours. Even T-Zones feel fresh, stay comfortably matte. Instantly refines the look of pores with unique light-scattering optics. Over time, pores seem smaller. Non-acnegenic.”

An impulse buys at the airport and until now I still have a mixed feeling about this product. For me it just likes a regular moisturizer for oily skin. It a does a great job mattifying my face, gives a nice silky feel, light and easy to absorb, seems quite good controlling oil, but it doesn’t refine my pore like its claiming to be and sometimes I find this product not moisturizing enough. For a price like this I expect something better.

S $ 58

So have you tried any of this product? What do you think about them? Do you have any suggestion for dry shampoo or face cleanser? Tell me on the comment below.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Mini Haul and Review: L’occitane Rose Des Champs Solid Perfume Charm and Pearl Hand Cream

Hi Vixen,
Originally I went to L’occitane to buy 2 things as a birthday gift for someone, but when I was in the store I couldn’t resist to pick up something else for myself. So I bought this 2 things:

L’occitane Rose Des Champs Solid Perfume Charm

Look how adorable is the tiny packaging, I can use this solid perfume charm as my key chain. I can bring this little thing with me everywhere. But it’s not only the packaging that made me like it, the smell of Rose Des Champs is totally pretty!!! Rosy, a little bit citrusy, perfectly fresh and happy, you should try it when you go to L’occitane store. Originally I want the eau de toilette but I’m on budget so I picked the solid perfume instead.  

Unlike the eau de toilette version, this solid perfume doesn’t have a strong sillage, I feel like I only can smell it when I put my nose close to my skin. Another minus is I have to dip my finger inside the pot I’m afraid that this could be a little unhygienic, a perfect place for bacteria to breeds.
But overall I’m in love with this tiny charm!

Price: Rp 160.000,- for 7 gr

L’occitane Rose Des Champs Pearl Hand Cream

Look at those tini pink dots. It is a rose bush oil pearls.
Again, small and convenient packaging, perfect for travel. Contains adorable tiny pink dots inside the cream,  it’s a rose bush oil pearls that melt when I rub it on my palm. The cream itself is light to medium thickness, not overly sticky or oily when used. Perfect for a hot day when I don’t want heavy hand cream.

Might be not moisturizing enough fot extra dry hand.

Price:  Rp 113.000,- for 30 ml

Overall I am really satisfied with my purchase. Have you tried a product from L’occitane Rose Des Charm line? What is your favorite solid perfume? What is your favorite hand cream? Tell me in the comment below.
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