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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to wish everyone "MERRY CHRISTMAS"!
I hope, everyone spends happy holidays! I'm really sad that I didn't manage to do another holiday look, for I'm back to hometown again for work during the whole Christmas holidays of more than two weeks... argh! Thus, I'll be lacking in time to blog, so please bear with me, my dear readers and friends!

Oh, by the way I'm thinking of holding my second blog giveaway to thank you for your support. Aren't you already excited about it? Hehe... Hope to be back as soon as possible! Love you all!

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Subtle Holiday Look: Bronze Metallic Eyes + Moto Jewelry and DSK Jewelry

Today, I tried to do a holiday look with the Bobbi Brown Chrome Eyeshadow in 03 Pewter. Well, it didn't turn out very festive. Yet, I should mention that it's a lot darker in real life than in the photos (like most of the time with my photos... sigh!). So, I'd say it's more of a subtle holiday look, hehe...


Here are the steps to this look!

STEP 1
- Jill Stuart Jelly Eye Color N 02 gold light allover the top lid


STEP 2

- apply Bobbi Brown Chrome Eyeshadow 03 Pewter from the lashline upwards, following the shape of your eyes, also on 1/2 of the outer lower lashline


STEP 3
- line the upper lid with MAC Fluidline Blitz & Glitz thickly and slightly wing it out at the outer corner

STEP 4
- line the lower lashline with Lunasol Contrasting W Eyeliner 02 (the glittery side)


STEP 5
- apply a black eyeshadow (I used the black color of the Givenchy Prisme Again 44 Precious Shimmer) on top of the liner of the upper lashline, starting from the outer corner and smudge it about half way in
- brighten up the inner corner of the eyes with a golden shimmery eyeshadow (I used the glittery golden color of the Lunasol Lighting for Eyes ~ 05 Khaki)


STEP 6
- curl your lashes and apply mascara (I used Shiseido Lasting Lift in black and topped it with Dior Diorshow Black Out Waterproof)


That's it. Simple as usual! (^ . ^)

Since the eyes didn't turn out really bold, I thought I'd combine it with a more vibrant lipstick. I chose Lunasol Full Glamour Lips S in 30 Medium Beige Rose and applied Chanel Lèvres Scintillance Glossimer in 121 Beige Guitar over it to make it more shimmery.


Did you spot me wearing Sarah's 'Christmas Corals' earrings and Steph's 'Small AB Swarovski Heart on 16" Thai Helix chain' necklace? I think they match quite pretty!

I love the Bobbi Brown Chrome Eye Sahdow a lot! Goes on super smooth like a cream shadow, and the shimmer to it is so fine, and there is absolutely no fall out. Hmm, somehow the eyeshadow doesn't look that bronze on me, don't you think so? But I still like the color a lot!


The following photos are taken with camera set to 'backlight on'. It makes the photos brighter, yet sadly washes out the colors even more.

I wanted to go for golden shimmery cheeks, so I used the MAC Powder Blush in Honour, which is described as a golden beige with gold shimmer, but it didn't show up enough. Hence, I added a bit of a bronzed rose color underneath the cheekbones with Clinique fresh bloom allover color in 02 posy, to define my cheeks a bit more.


A close-up of the earring! I super love the translucent glowy finish that the Guerlain Météorites Powder gives me. 03 Beige chic is the perfect shade for me, since I feel it does slightly tone down my pink undertone (and redness).


Oh, just in case you wonder, yes I have had my hair slightly trimmed again. Actually, there is not a huge difference, hehe... But since the hairdresser cut the tips too evenly last time, I went to have them frayed. Now they are slightly more fringed (and also a bit shorter) than before. I start wondering, if I will ever be able to grow my hair out successfully?


Ok, enough cam-whoring, haha... I hope, you liked my subtle holiday look! I try to do another look next week! Have a great weekend everyone!

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PRODUCTS I USED

FACE
DIOR Diorskin Sculpt Lifting Smoothing Concealer ~ 001 Ivoire / Ivory
- BOBBI Brown Skin FoundationSPF 15 ~ 01 Warm Ivory
- GUERLAIN Météorites Powder For The Face ~ 03 Beige Chic

CHEEKS
- CLINIQUE fresh bloom allover color ~ 02 posy
- MAC Powder Blush ~ Honour

LIPS
- LUNASOL ~ Full Glamour Lips S ~ 30 Medium Beige Rose
- CHANEL Lèvres Scintillance Glossimer ~ 121 Beige Guitar



EYES
- JILL STUART Jelly Eye Color N ~ 02 gold light
- BOBBI BROWN Chrome Eye Shadow ~ 03 Pewter
- LUNASOL Lighting For Eyes ~ 05 Khaki (the glittery gold color)
- GIVENCHY Prisme Again ~ 44 Precious Shimmer (the black color)
- MAC Fluidline ~Blitz&Glitz
- LUNASOL Contrasting W Eyeliner ~ 02
- SHISEIDO Natural Eyebrow Pencil ~ GY 901
- SHISEIDO Lasting Lift Mascara ~ black
- DIOR Diorshow Black Out Waterproof ~ 099




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Monday, December 14, 2009

My Secret Santa package + DSK Triple Heart Necklaces

How was your weekend, everyone? Well, mine was a really stressful one, but that's nothing new to me at all (working at a Chinese restaurant, even if it's at the bf's restaurant is always always stressful, sigh!). So yeah, ended up with muscle and joint pain. (; _ ;) Ahh... I'm in need of a relaxing bath and some more sleep! Thank god, the weekend is over, haha...

But my Secret Santa package (I joined the Secret Santa game that Kay from Bihada Diaries arranged), which arrived in my mailbox totally cheered me up today! My Secret Santa was Sarah from Moto Jewelry and Hello, 'moto! Now let me show you what she bombed me with!

Oops, by the way, am I allowed to open this package that soon at all, or is it supposed to be opened not until Christmas? I haven't joined a Secret Santa game before, so I'm not too sure about the rules. Please excuse me, if I violated anything!


Wow... all these gorgeous goodies came in the small package! Sarah, thank you so much! I love everything!

First thing, I'm gonna present to you is this gorgeous pair of earring! You can purchase Sarah's hand-crafted pieces at motojewelry.blogspot.com. I love the design and the color so much! The name of this pair is 'Christmas Corals' (I've just found that out at Sarah's jewelry blog, hehe...).


Can't wait to wear it! ♥


PAUL & JOE Eye Gloss N ~ 04 Halo


She also looked up my wishlist on the sidebar, and got me the P&J eyegloss in 04 Halo. Too bad, I already have this color! I'm such a dumbass, since I totally neglected to update my wishlist, argh!

GIVENCHY Gloss Interdit ~ 04 Rose Taboo


This is a mini version of the lipgloss. Isn't the color pretty? It is very shiny, has a bit of shimmer to it, and feels super creamy and smooth on the lips. Of course, I couldn't wait to try it out! I never tried Givenchy's lipglosses before, but I'm totally pleased with the color and quality!


Turns out to be a light berry color on my lips. Super shiny and smooth, not? It actually looks much darker in the tube as applied, yet a bit darker in real life than in the photo. I ike the semi-opaque finish a lot.

I hope the Secret Santa package that I sent out last Thursday (10th of December) will still arrive in time!

Now, onto the two DSK necklaces I purchased a while ago, which arrived last Friday! You can purchase DSK jewelry at dskjewelry.blogspot.com.


DSK Triple Hearts Violet, Light PH, Moonlight on 16" heart chain


I super adore the cute heart chain. It is so sparkly in real life - what a pity, the camera isn't able to capture!

DSK Triple Hearts AB, Violet, Jonquil on 16" heart chain


While the first necklace is more elegant, I find this one more girly. I intend to make this a Christmas gift to my little sister. And which one do you like better? (^- ^)

Ok, have to take a relaxing bath now, ladies! Will try to come up with a FOTD post this week!

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Haul December 9th : Chanel, Guerlain, Bobbi Brown

I spoiled myself with some goodies yesterday (as kind of a "pre-Christmas present" to myself, haha...), after leaving the super draining (and drowsy) class that lasted from 10:30 am to 17:00 pm.



CHANEL Dissolvant Doux Nail Colour Remover


This has been strongly recommended by the SA (by the way, she is Taiwanese as well). According to her it is the best nail polish ever, for it is super gentle to the nails and cuticles, yet effortlessly removes any nail polish. She also stressed that in contrast to drugstore nail polish removers, this bottle will last quite a time, since a little goes a long way.

She let me test it at the counter. It really took off the polish super efficiently, and it doesn't have the typical stinging scent of a nail polish remover at all. I feel, it has a soft powdery scent to it. Really like that, haha...


GUERLAIN Météorites Powder For Face ~ 03 Beige Chic


I had the Météorites in 01 Mythic, but swapped it to Jamilla, cause it made me look a bit too pinkish, since I'm concerned with redness in places. Now, I finally got my hands on Beige Chic! I'm pretty sure this is the perfect shade for me.


GUERLAIN Lip Pencil ~ 00 Cupidon



Bought this to line my lips, when I wear bright lipglosses, since my lip contour is not very prominent.


BOBBI BROWN Chrome Eye Shadow ~ 03 Pewter (for more information go to Bobbi Brown's official website here!)


This is a limited edition item from the Bobbi Brown Holiday 2009 Chrome Collection. There are two other shades available - Gold "a gold metallic" and Silver "a silver metallic", but Pewter is just the most outstanding color to me. Described as "a cool bronze metallic" at the Bobbi Brown website. It's just such a versatile neutral metallic eyeshadow, isn't it? I also really like the packaging!


I first swatched it on the back of my hands at the counter, and I thought it was a really pretty shade. But when I dabbed a bit onto my lids, it just wowed me!


It has a somewhat creamy texture, that goes on super smoothly. The color payoff is great too, but you can totally build up the intensity! I've been told by the SA that it can also be used with a damp brush, if I want it even more pigmented.

I'm looking forward to using all the stuff, and doing a look! Argh, it's nearly weekend again... you know that I'm destined to work every weekend, not? Well, I'm kind used to it already, but it's still so very annoying. (, _ ,) Anyways, I wish you all a great weekend ahead!

Oh, and I've actually reached 500 followers today! Thanks everyone for your support! I really really appreciate it!

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Chanel Le Vernis 367 Trapèze + DSK Jewelry

Hello everyone! I'm so sorry again for the lack of posts! My schedule is quite fully loaded lately...

Last Friday, I received the Chanel Le Vernis 367 Trapèze nail polish - it's a LE item from the Chanel Holiday 2009 Collection. Catherine helped me to get this, since Austria doesn't have the whole collection. How lame! It actually came all the way from the US to me, hehe... Thank you, Catherine! I love it so much!

CHANEL Le Vernis ~ 367 Trapèze


I would describe it as a light pearly taupe color with a hint of gold. This is how it looks with two coats. The picture doesn't do justice to the nail polish. Believe me, it looks so much better in real life than in the photo! Argh, and my cuticles are still so dry.



Oh, and I totally forgot to show you the latest DSK necklace, that I got two weeks ago! Now, here it is!

DSK Small AB Swarovski Heart on 16" Thai Helix chain


Isn't this necklace just cute? Now, I'm still awaiting two Triple Heart necklaces in the mail... can't wait to receive the package!

Hopefully, I'm able to update again this week! Have a great week ahead everyone!

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

My 5 November Favorites + Koji Curving Eyelash Curler

Ahh... it's been quite a while since my last post, hm? Honestly, I haven't been motivated enough for writing anything (not that I don't LOVE blogging, I doooo!). Maybe it's just I needed a short time out (and playing Cafe World on facebook instead, haha...). I didn't mean to neglect you, my dear readers! (. _ .)

But now, to my actual post!

I'm always interested in getting to know other girls' favorite products, hence I thought, why not sharing mine either? So let me introduce 'My 5 November Favorites' to you!


(1) LA MER The Mist
I'm using this facial mist about twice a day. My skin has become feeling tight during the day due to the cold weather and heating. This mist really does help to refresh and soothe my skin. I feel like my skin regains its' suppleness instantly after I sprayed it on. It also makes my skin look super dewy and glowy when sprayed over the makeup!

(2) CLINIQUE Water Therapy Whipped Body Cream
My skin on the body gets very dry and prone to eczema during wintertime. This is the best body cream so far, because it doesn't irritate at all (my skin on the body gets irritated and reacts with even more eczema out breaks easily) and nourishes my very dry skin.

The texture is soooo good! Yes, it indeed feels like whipped cream! Although it's very rich, it doesn't leave any sticky or oily residue behind, but totally melts into the skin, leaving it super soft and smooth. It has a very light minty scent to it, which I like a lot.

(3) LUNASOL Star Shower Eyes ~ 02 Medium Night

This is my favorite palette of the moment, which I use nearly every other day, because the shades are so neutral and just go perfectly with everything.

(4) MAC Mineralize Blush ~ Improvise
This blush simply makes me look the freshest! As like the 02 Medium Night palette, I use this blush nearly every other day. So love the color and the glow it adds to my cheeks!

(5) YVES SAINT LAURENT Rouge Volupté ~ 26 Tender Peach
Gorgeous color (in fact the prettiest opaque peach lipstick to me!), gorgeous texture.


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This small pouch was a random buy, when I was on the way meeting my sister for looking for a birthday present for our cousin. It's made of leather and has a glossy silvery surface. I thought it looked quite nice, so I bought it. I'll use it for my makeup essentials, that I carry with me in my bag.


Oh, and I got my hands on a new eyelash curler. It's the Koji Curving Eyelash Curler, which I got from BoboDave. You can purchase it at Sasa too. You wonder, why I buy another one, when I said I already found my holy grail curler (the Shiseido one)? Well... I got tempted to try it out after watching this youtube video and reading raves about it, haha...


So far, I don't like it more than my Shiseido curler! It does fit my eyes quite well, but for some reason it doesn't lift my lashes as beautifully as the Shiseido curler does. A side by side comparison.


Sorry, I forgot to take a picture of them from the front side. Let me know, if you are interested in seeing more pictures! For more information about the Koji Curving Eyelash Curler, check out MiuMiu's post!


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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

FOTD : Natural Green Smokey Eyes with Esprique Precious Dress On Shiny Eyes C-4 + Love Package!

You see!? I couldn't wait any longer to wear my brand new Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté 26 Tender Peach and the DSK Swarovski Moonlight Crystal & Bow Dangle Earrings! Today I decided to go for natural smokey eyes with the gorgeous Esprique Precious Dress On Shiny Eyes palette, which I LOVE!

I feel like green is one of the most flattering colors on me. What do you think?



Look at the DSK Swarovski Moonlight Crystal & Bow Dangle Earrings! So pretty and cute! Must definitely get some more pieces soon, hehe... If you haven't discovered DSK Jewelry yet, you have to check it out! All jewelry pieces are just adorable and reasonable priced!


A close-up of the earring (and of the super big spot on my chin, haha...). Ouch! (; _ ;)
Love Pu Pu Cheek in orange today to add freshness to my complexion. If you are looking for a natural orange blush that flatters fair skintones, this is the right choice! This blush is very pigmented, so always apply it with a light hand!



Again, the camera totally washed out the colors. Believe me, the they look much more vibrant and darker in real life than in the photos. Fuz is so right! The green shades in Esprique Precious Dress On Shiny Eyes C-4 are so unique. It will probably stay my favorite green palette forever, hehe... (^- ^)


Rouge Volupé ~ 26 Tender Peach is simply the prettiest peach lipstick out of my collection! Although I'm more of a lipgloss and sheer type lipstick person, I really like the opaqueness of Rouge Volupté. Unlike other opaque lipsticks, Rouge Volupté never looks dull and matte on the lips, yet smooth and velvety.

But make sure, you apply a bit of lipbalm or lipgloss either underneath or on top of it. That makes sure, it doesn't accentuate the lines, if you have drier lips.


Now you wanna see a close up of my lips, don't you? (^ _ ^)/


I applied my holy grail lipbalm underneath, which is Clinique Repairwear Intensive Lip Treatment (go here for reading my review!). It adds a subtle shine to the finish.


Oh, in case you wonder the shimmery golden eyeshadow on the inner half of my lower lashline, it's the one from the Lunasol Blooming For Eyes ~ 02 White Gradation palette. I also used it above the greens to blend out the colors a bit. Totally forgot to picture it. :')

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PRODUCTS I USED

FACE
- DIOR Diorskin Sculpt Lifting Smoothing Concealer ~ 001 Ivoire / Ivory
- BOBBI BROWN Skin Foundation SPF 15 ~ Warm Ivory 1
- DIOR Capture Totale High Definition Radiance Loose Powder ~ 001 Rose Lumière / Bright Light

CHEEKS
- KEVIN BEAUTYMAKER Love Pu Pu Cheek ~ orange

LIPS
- YVES SAINT LAURENT Rouge Volupté ~ 26 Tender Peach


EYES
- ESPRIQUE PRECIOUS Dress On Shiny Eyes ~ C-4

- MAQUILLAGE Dramatical Gel Liner ~ BR 652
- HELENA RUBINSTEINLash Queen Wat
of Mascara ~ 01 Rich black



Guess what! I got a surprise love package from Singapore! I was doing my makeup, when the bf came home from grocery shopping, and handed me the package. I was like... oh my gosh! Who on earth loves me?! (^ . ^#)

Look what she bombed me with!


This pink dotted pouch is adorable... the fabric feels super nice! She totally knows my taste, hehe...


Another super cute pouch with bears on it! Kawaii...!


This is a pouch for tissues. The fabric is again really nice, and I like the color a lot!


Lastly, a girly and romantic comb and pocket mirror in Anna Sui style! You would look in vain for cute things like this here in Austria. Wanna go to Asia!


These all came from a friend that I got to know through Poupeegirl actually. Thank you, thank you, thank you WY!!! I love everything!


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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Mini Haul : Clarins Hydra Quench Cream-Mask, YSL Rouge Volupté + My first DSK Jewelry Piece!

First of all, I want to thank everyone who left a comment on my previous post about my haircut and especially for the recommendations. I sincerely appreciate every single feedback - thank you!

And today, it's just another mini haul post, which I seem to have nearly every week, hm? (^ o ^)


CLARINS Hydra Quench Cream-Mask



I got a few samples of this mask, and it turned out to be so appropriate for my skin. So, I finally got my hands on a full tube. I'm not a big fan of cream masks usually, since most of these feel just too heavy and leave a somewhat greasy residue afterwards, even after rinsing it off with water, which I can't stand.

But this cream mask is soooo good! It instantly hydrates and soothes my skin. My skin feels super soft, revived and calmed everytime I indulge in it. It has a flowery scent to it, which I find very calming too. It's the best hydrating cream mask that I have come across so far.


YVES SAINT LAURENT Rouge Volupté ~ 26 Tender Peach



Yay, my second Rouge Volupté! My sister got this color a while back, and I just adored how it looked on her, so I had to get one myself either, hehe...

Rouge Volupté 26 Tender Peach is probably the prettiest real peach lipstick I have discovered. I'd say it is a more cool toned peach color that incredibly flatters fair Asian skintones! Also very good choice for pigmented lips, but that's the case with all Rouge Volupté lipsticks anyhow.


Here is a quick swatch on the back of my hands. It might look a bit more orange on my skin, but it really turns out to be a beautiful peach on my pigmented lips.

Onto my very first DSK Jewelry piece, that I received last Friday! Of course it came in pretty red gift box. Steph, can I have a pink one next time please? Haha... Now, guess what is inside!?


Tadaa... it's the Swarovski Moonlight Crystal & Bow Dangle Earrings! Please note that my photo doesn'tfully do it justice! It looks so much prettier in real! Again, I'm blaming the bad lighting!



It seems I got addicted to DSK Jewelry, because my heart screams for more! (^ -^)

Expect me wearing this pair of earring and the YSL Rouge Volupté in my next FOTD post!


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