Friday, November 22, 2013

Weekend away...

This weekend, I shall be away for a much needed girls' trip and partly for a Bachelorette Party as well.

I've had the chance to meet and keep amazing people in my life, and I am so grateful for all they have done for and taught me.

Will be flying off early tomorrow!!


Sunday, November 17, 2013

NARS Malaysia Opens!

NARS Malaysia is officially open in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur! Took them a while, but better late than never right?

I had my face touched and worked on by their international lead makeup artist- Jane Richardson *swoon* As we were introduced, immediately I felt at ease with her- there is no air at all about her; and her work is really amazing. It took her 5 minutes to show me a new way to apply eyeshadow!! I rarely use eyeshadows as I have mono-lids and half the time the colour is eaten by my thick eyeliner. She took her time speaking to each guest, and even coming around at least a few times to chat and give more tips. 

It was a really enjoyable afternoon, speaking to her and watching her work the room, giving myself and other guests personal advice. I've had many makeovers before but today's session with Ms Richardson took it to a new level. She really does love her work and it shows. So lucky to have had a chance to meet her. Thank you, Yi Leng for the invite!!

Was eyeing the Sheer Glow Foundation, Gel Mask, and Concealer before I visited today.. but it was a different story when I started playing with the collection. I did not expect to fall in love with the Velvet Lip Pencil in Mysterious Red (Note: I spent the last half hour searching the Internet for it, as it was released as a Fall LE! NEED IT!!!).

Many things were already out of stock, so I only left with the NARSskin Multi-Action Hydrating Toner (MYR125, 200ml) which is similar to the CLARINS Exfoliating Toner. This product is formulated without parabens, alcohol, oil and synthetic fragrance- right up my alley. Am keen to pick up the Gel-Mask once I'm finished with the L'Occitane Angelica Gel-Mask.

Will be using this tonight!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Nails: CHANEL Diwali

Liquid gold in a bottle. 

After using this as a nail accent for my previous manicure, I just had to do a full one with it.

Cant. Stop. Staring!


Saturday, November 9, 2013

Empties: October 2013

Reading has always been one of my hobbies, couple that with an interest in beauty products and you have someone who trawls the Internet in search of beauty tips/information. I enjoy looking and reading up on all things beauty related- new releases, cleansing methods, ingredients used.. but apart from that I also enjoy going through what other beauty addicts use and what works for them. 

Never did I think I would be able to get through a year of documenting what I've used but here I am, with only 2 more months to go! I started this for personal reasons (mainly to force myself to clear out old products and make sure I was religiously applying skin/bodycare) and recently I met a lovely lady (Hi, Victoria!) at a beauty event who told me she liked my Empties posts. I was stunned and at a loss for words- thank you for making my day!

Trial sizes
1. Melvita Apicosma Body Balm
2. SK-II Facial Treatment Cleansing Gel
3. Clarins Extra-Comfort Toning Lotion
4. Clarins Toning Lotion with Camomile
5. L'Occitane Body Lotion with Essential Oil
6. Clarins Bust Beauty Extra-Lift Gel

Full sizes
7. Clarins Cleansing Milk with Gentian (Oily/Combination Skin) 200ml My last bottle of cleansing milk, I've come to realize I much prefer cleansing oils as my first cleansing step. With oils I can actually feel and see the little oil seeds/dead skin being unclogged as I massage it in. So gratifying.

8. Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash 500ml I used this as a body wash- for the size, it really is value for money and lasted me many months. Not too keen on the scent though. Much prefer the geranium variation.

9. Melvita Anti-Ageing Fluid (for Men) 50ml Not one to turn away products unless I really can't use it, I used this mainly on my arms and body at night. It's a light fluid with a nice scent- not too manly or sharp.

10. Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil 30ml My 5th bottle! I will most definitely continue purchasing this. LOVE!

Total January - October: 231!!!

Previous Empties:
September (Part I, Part II)

Monday, November 4, 2013

Nails: Chanel Diwali & Beige #565

Everytime I have Diwali on, I can't stop staring...

More swatches of Beige 565 against Dior Safari here.