Sunday, 30 September 2012

Product Review / Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfector in Invisible Light

Clinique Pore Refining Instant Perfector minimizes the appearance of pores for a smooth and virtually flawless look. It is best used with finger-dotting technique and blended over pores alone, over or under makeup for touch-ups. In my experience, this perfector works best over liquid makeup, bb cream, or concealer. The mattifying effect is great for shiny t-zones, and gives my skin a smooth, even look. Overall, it lasts for many hours, and I don’t have to worry about blotting my t-zone. The pores disappear immediately. The result will be a matte, evened out skin tone with an airbrushed effect. However, this effect is only temporary, and the formulation is not an actual serum or a treatment. The key is to use a small amount, and not to overdo it, as the build-up could cause flakiness and easily rub off.

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Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Collective Haul / NYX, MAC, & Freebies

I can't deny I've felt an overwhelming amount of guilt after purchasing these products you're about to see. I almost always convince myself that I absolutely need these in my ownership. I don't think these items are necessary, but I could not say no, especially not when it's a good deal, or when it's a highly rated and recommended product. Honestly, it makes me happy to have these. My eyes twinkle and I get so giddy, like a teenager, when I see new goodies in front me. Ah, the power of retail therapy. It's a love/hate relationship.

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Sunday, 9 September 2012

Glossy Box August 2012 / End of Summer

The Glossy Box Canada August 2012 edition's theme was to continue enjoying warm summer nights. The team included special skincare treats and soft pink lipstick to savour the last days of summer. Overall, the box was great and as always, a pleasant surprise! 

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Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Product Review / Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream

Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream in #13 Bright Beige has been my go to makeup/primer for the last 8 months or so. I am already on my 3rd tube of 50ml.

What's a BB Cream? Most of you are already familiar with both Asian and Western BB creams and still would rather use Asian editions as the formulation is much better. There are many BB Creams available in the market - perhaps as many as a hundred of different types. A BB cream is similar to tinted moisturizer formula but with multiple functions. It can be anti-aging, whitening, and UV blocking. It usually provides lightweight to medium coverage and essentially is similar in texture and consistency to liquid lightweight makeup.

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