Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Shop away with Zalora!

With the advancement of technology and evolution of shopping, having a good shopping experience is no longer limited to shopping centres with units and units of shops for you to have a good buy. In fact, a good shopping experience can also be achieve ONLINE, at the convenience and comfort of your house with just a click of the mouse :)

Today, I would like to introduce to you a wonderful shopping portal, ZALORA Singapore. It is an online shopping website that carries a variety of products to cater to you, whether you are male or female, adult or child. How good is that? Imagine you shopping for yourself and conveniently shopping for your partner or your child? Isn't that cool?

For beauty junkies out there, do check out their Women's Beauty section. You will be glad to find Murad, Korres, Ardell, Ecotools, Dr Jart, China Glaze, Essie etc on the site. There is something for you to pamper yourself  from head to toes. :)

I'm sorry but I really need to side track to rave that Zalora carry Melissa shoes too!!! Me like!!

For careful shoppers, like myself who worries that your purchase may not be satisfactory, eg it doesn't fit you, you will be glad to know that Zalora has a 30 days return policy, NO QUESTIONS ASKED. As long as the item is in original condition with original packing and receipt intact, Zalora will accept your returns. For more detailed information on the return policy, do read their FAQ section.

Since Christmas is around the corner, Zalora can be another site for you to consider your Christmas shopping. I am going to be Santa Rina and inform you that you will be entitled to 15% discount at Zalora when you quote voucher code "zaloraluvin". This voucher code is valid till 31st December 2012 but do note that it cannot be used with other discounts or offers. :)

Before you guys shop away, do check out this funny Zalora video on YouTube.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Ettusais BB Mineral White

How's everyone doing? If you are reading this post, I just want to thank you for not forgetting this little blog of mine and sorry for the long silence. Life has caught up on me and everything was just crazy. There is literally not much 'me time' for myself that I can just not do anything.

Today, I would be sharing my thoughts on Ettusais BB Mineral White which is a newer BB cream than Ettusais' BB Mineral Cream (highly raved on the blogosphere). There is a good reason why I love BB cream and the answer is SPEED. I am always in the rush in the morning because I am a lazer (love lazing in bed and snoozing my alarm). By the time I get out of my bed, I will realise that I am getting late. Coupled with 4 fur kitties who will demand their breakfast to be served and toilets cleaned, there is seriously not much time left for me to pamper my face before leaving for work. BB cream is a godsend because not only I get to give my skin some skin benefit, I can also skip sunblock, makeup base and foundation and just replace it with 1 step. Isn't that great??

For ladies like me who whine about BB cream too fair or grey on their skin tone (despite being told that BBcream blends into your skin tone), you will be happy to know that Ettusais BB Mineral White comes in 3 shades: 10, 20 and 30. For my NC30 skin, 30 is the shade for me.

The texture is light and easier to blend with fingers or brush but I prefer using my fingers as the warmth of the finger somehow makes the blending smoother and easier. After blending into my skin, it looks matte and natural. It feels smooth, non sticky with a semi matte finish and I will usually brush a light layer of Laura Mercier translucent powder to set it and make it last longer. Coverage is sheer to medium and it's buildable, although I personally do find it looking slightly chalky if I over apply. Staying power? Good!!! Typically last me approximately 6 hours until I need to blot.

I did ask the SA on what is the difference between Ettusais BB Mineral White and BB Mineral Cream and she said the former makes you look more radiant. I swatch over the counter and at first look I do not feel any difference between the 2, so pardon me if I can't comment anything on the differences. For ladies who tried both BB Mineral White and BB Mineral Cream, do let me know your thoughts. :)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Burberry Autumn Luxe Workshop

When I received the email from Burberry Beauty on a workshop showcasing the Autumn collection, I knew I had to quickly buzz hot mama, Jacqueline from My Beauty Hoard as she is a vivid Burberry beauty lover. She quickly said YES and here we are at the workshop!

Silly, blurry me left home without my phone and camera and Jacq kindly offered to share the pics with me. So all pictures posted in this post are all courtesy of Jacq. Thank you, Jacq!

We were pleasantly surprised to know that it is not just a workshop showcasing the new Autumn collection but also a chance for us to learn tips on how to contour and highlight. There is also hands on experience to play with the Autumn collection as well as the new Velvet Foundation (more suited for combination and oily skin).

Mindy gave us a very detailed step on step demonstration on how to contour and highlight our features using different shades of foundation. We also got personalised advices from the BAs who were in the workshop to tell us how to enhance our personal features.

We had a good time testing out the new Velvet Foundation because honestly, I wasn't impressed with Sheer Foundation. For my NC30 skin, I was matched to No. 205 which is a pink-toned medium shade foundation. Jacq, on the other hand was matched to No. 204, which is a warm-toned medium shade. (and Jacq is tanner than me!). This is a classic case whereby you HAVE to match the shade personally over the counter and the sequence of the labelling does not necessarily means anything. Jacq and myself did not managed to get all the swatches of the velvet foundation and only managed to swatch the following shades.

From left to right: 201, 203, 205, 208

So here comes the joke of the day...... While having lunch with Jacq before the workshop, she asked me if I would get anything. So I was telling her since the workshop is at Escentials, I would like to try the Becca cream blush and probably just a lipstick (from Burberry or Chanel). Jacq was very determined to purchase the Velvet Foundation so that was on her to buy list. But after the workshop, I ended up with the following......
Total failure........ Lol. But I have to say, the first impression of the Velvet Foundation coupled with Fresh Glow was amazing and I was instantly sold to take the plunge and just purchase the full size there and then. I am currently trying out the foundation to gat a better feel and a review will come soon.

For details of lip and eyeshadow swatches of Burberry Autumn Collection, do refer to Jacq's postings for more pics and details.
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