Monday, March 31, 2014

L'oreal Extraordinary Oil (with UV Filter Protection)

Thanks to lovely Meryl of Memoiselle, I got a chance to attend the L'oreal event whereby we were introduced to the new L'oreal Extraordinary Oil with UV Filter Protection. I was excited to see what is different between this version of Extraordinary Oil versus the first generation Extraordinary Oil which comes in the gold coloured pump.

L'oreal Extraordinary Oil with UV Filter contains 6 flower extracts: Flax, Tiare, Rose, Lotus, Chamomile and Matricaria. This really explains why the scent smells so soothing. Coupled with the UV Filter, it helps to moisturise your hair and even protects fading of coloured hair. This really got me excited because I have not seen any hair oil which claims to be able to protect colour of coloured hair.

Compared to the first generation of Extraordinary Oil, I really really much prefer the texture of this new oil. The oil is light and almost felt like water on my palm and when I massaged into my hair ends after a wash, I almost felt nothing on my palm after that.

I have been using L'oreal Extraordinary Oil with UV Filter for the past 1 month in humid Singapore as well as cold, dry Shanghai and I can only say that I LOVE it. Not only does it provide moisture to my coloured, permed hair, it does not weigh down my hair. Most importantly, I do not get breakouts along my jawline (I do get breakout along my jaw where my hair ends touches my skin when using a unsuitable hair oil).

Retailing at $26.90 for 100ml, L'oreal Extraordinary Oil with UV Filter is definitely an affordable product. Most importantly, it works!

Disclosure: The product in this review is sent by the company for my review and consideration. All opinions stated are my own honest views and no compensation is received for this review.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Chanel Quadra Eye Shadow in Jardin Zen

Today I will be sharing with you my thoughts of one of the items in Chanel Jardin de Camelias Collection. It is none other than the eyeshadow quad in Jardin Zen.

Other than the fact that I am a sucker for purple shade, the embossing on the quad is also catching my attention. I feel kinof sad that by using it, I will be destroying the design, but well.........

I love how Jardin Zen is a versatile quad that gives the girly feminine look and it can also be transformed to give a smoky look.

The texture of Jardin Zen quad is smoother than the usual baked formula and it's a breeze applying and blending these shadows. The black shade is the only exception that feels dryer. However, since we do not use much of it, the issue is manageable.

Other than Jardin Zen quad, I also picked up Rouge Allure in Fleurie (which I have yet to  break into, hahah). Below are the swatches I took of Jardin Zen quad, Rouge Allure in Fleurie and Sakura Blush over the counter.

Have your picked up any items from the Chanel Jardin de Camelias Collection? Do share with me your purchases. :)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

BRAND’S® Honours Women this International Women’s Day

Most women would agree with me that it's getting tougher to a woman in modern society. Juggling between work, family and play time, sometimes we just wish that we are octopus with multiple hands to do what we need at the same time and not feel tired.

On this International Women's Day on 8 of March, BRAND’S® would like to recognize the contributions of women and honours the sacrifices that they make for the nourishment of others by gifting them with BRAND’S® Essence of Chicken with Tangkwei. Designed to aid in blood restoration and iron absorption, BRAND’S® Essence of Chicken with Tangkwei helps to ease menstrual pain and relieve fatigue. With regular consumption of BRAND’S® Essence of Chicken with Tangkwei, women can enjoy the reassurance of comfort and vitality.

From the beginning of March 2014, do keep a look out for BRAND’S® Pink Cabs plying the streets while you are trying to flag for a cab. Women who board the BRAND’S® Pink Cabs between 3pm to 8pm from 1st to 8th March 2014 will enjoy a complimentary bottle of BRAND’S® Essence of Chicken with Tangkwei.

In addition to giving women a power boost in the BRAND’S® Pink Cab to stay on top of their game, BRAND’S® encourages pledges of support for women during International Women’s Day through an Instagram contest. Participants just need to post a photo of how they themselves, or the women around them, celebrate being a woman on Instagram with the hashtag #brandswomensday. The most creative submissions submitted between 1st to 8th March will stand to win a BRAND’S® hamper worth SGD 150!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Clinique Cheek Pop in Plum Pop and Ginger Pop

Long long time ago while I was still young, broke and experimenting with makeup, Clinique is always my go to brand because I was battling my acne skin with their skincare products. But years went by, other brands came up with better products and somehow Clinique lost that edge. But recently, Clinique has definitely made a comeback with the cheek pops that there are LOTS of raves about it on the blogsphere!

There are 2 shades available in Clinique Cheek Pop and I had to control myself not to get all 4. Being very rational, I decided to go for only Plum Pop and Ginger Pop.

Not sure if you recall Clinique's not so pretty green plastic case that they always use to house blush and powders? Thank goodness that case was not used to house these beauties and instead a sturdy thick clear plastic case was used. I still remember one of my friends use to tell me she doesn't use Clinique because their casings are ugly.

Check out the print! Isn't it gorgeous?
Left to right: Plum Pop, Ginger Pop

Let's take a look at the swatches below. Plum Pop is a nice cool pink which honestly does not look plum at all. Ginger Pop is a warm brownish orange shade which is perfect to get that healthy sun-kissed look!

I have to shout this out loud, I LOVE THESE CHEEK POPS!!! The texture is soft and buttery (comparable to Burberry blushes!) and it last very well on my combination skin around 6 hours. The colour intensity can be build up from soft to intense which is great. Price wise?? Retailing at S$39 over the counters and US$21 over Nordstrom or Saks, I say this is a pretty good deal!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Great Singapore Sale with ZALORA!

Online shopping has become so common nowadays since most of us are sitting in front of a computer or laptop most of the time. To me, online shopping also becomes a form of stress reliever, in a way (I'm sure most people can relate with me on that, haha). It's always happy to know sites that has almost everything under 1 roof when you need your retail therapy and yes, I am talking about ZALORA. :)

Singapore is definitely getting hotter lately which serves as a reminder that summer is approaching. Time to get some light summer outfits to enjoy the weekends!

Love the prints on this dress!

Bring on the flats :) The owl print looks so cute!

Don't forget the shades to protect your eyes.

There is also items for your man!

If you are just like any smart shoppers who want to have extra good deals during the Great Singapore Sale, do sign up with ZALORA here to have the access pass to the latest deal!!
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