Friday, January 31, 2014

Catching up on my Hauls - Chanel

I tried resisting the lure of Chanel Les Beiges sheer powder when it launched since I am not really big into powders. I only lightly powder my face whenever I have makeup on and with all the powders that I own now, I am covered for the next few years to say the least! And partly also because the reviews have been pretty mixed on them. I wasn't really sure whether I wanna spend so much money just to try a product with such mixed reviews

I must say that I was pretty successful for a couple of months but then Christmas came and I thought why not pamper myself with a nice little present. I got my first Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder in N20. 

I love the duo colour packaging for the Les Beiges range and it looks so chic when you pull it out of the handbag for touch-up. I swiped it on.... I am SOLD! Like completely!! It's hard to describe but it just impacts this radiant glow to my face and makes me look so awake and healthy. I am so sold that I went to Chanel and got a darker shade for contouring. And I didn't stop there... Hehe....

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder in N40 & Chanel Cream Blush Intonation (Frm the Spring 2014 Collection)
Close-up of the powder

Side by side comparison of N20 and N40 (natural lighting)
 The gorgeous Chanel cream blush in Intonation

I have been getting into high-end makeup a lot more lately and I can totally see the draw. While some drug-store makeup does the job equally well as their high-end counterparts, the enjoyment is still slightly different when you are working with luxe products. The way it looks on your dressing table, feels on your hand and the quality, etc.....

The next few luxury brands I am looking forward to trying would be Tom Ford, Charlotte Tilbury, Hourglass and Burberry!! Stay tune for more.

Thanks for reading. XOXO!!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Catching Up on My Hauls - The Sephora Phase!

I was on a crazy shopping spree for the past 2 months from all the festivities - Christmas and the upcoming Chinese New Year. Not that the enticing holiday collection/ sets or the current spring collection did anything to help the situation.

For such a HUGE makeup geek as me, I actually have never tried anything from Benefit! Yes, I have heard about their blushes, their Porefessional and actually loads more. I was just constantly distracted from them and ended up buying makeup from other brands instead. In comes the holiday sets on sale at Sephora and all things changed!

Benefit Do the Bright Thing Kit
Benefit Primping with the Stars Kit
Both of them retails at SGD$50 each and if you look inside and see the array of minis you get to dip your hands into, it's a really good deal!! Especially for the uninitiated like me, I get to try out most of their star products before I decide on investing in a full size product.

Benefit Do the Bright Thing: That Gal Brightening Face Primer, Dandelion Blush, High Beam, Badgal Waterproof Liner and They're Real! mascara.
Benefit Primping with The Stars: Stay Don't Stary Eye Primer, The Porefessional, Some Kinda-Gorgeous, Benetint, Girl Meets Pearl and They're Real! mascara 
 Nope, I didn't stop there. Strolling past the Laura Mercier shelves, The Flawless Face Kit was just calling out to me! Retailing at SG$100, tt contains sample size of their foundation primer, tinted moisturizer, full size Undercover Pot, Secret Camouflage brush, Camouflage Powder brush, a velour puff as well as a sponge. The Undercover Pot cost more than SGD$50 when purchased on it's on!! So again, I scored a really sweet deal!

 I am really psyched up about the range of brands we get in Singapore nowadays. Can you believe that we never used to get brands like Laura Mercier, Tarte, MUFE until 1 - 2 years back?!! Well, it's great for shopping but just really hard on the wallet!! Haha. 

Thanks for reading and hope you have a great Sunday! XOXO!

Me and Colored Contact Lenses

I love colored contact lenses! No beating around the bush, no going around in circles. I just adore how wearing them makes my eyes bigger and more importantly makes me look more awake even if I had only had a couple hours of sleep. 

My current favourite brand would have to be the monthly lenses from ClearLab.

I generally like shades that looks more natural against my eyes, hence no crazy colors and I only buy the darker colors in the series. The ClearLab lenses are super comfy. I have had no issues with dryness or discomfort for up to 12 hours of wear during the few times I got held up at work.

Onto the best part of wearing them, it makes my eyes look bigger and more defined which leads to me looking more awake. And God only knows how much I need it! Below are a series of picture comparing me with and without the colored lenses.

Without colored contact lenses

With colored lenses

I know the whole controversy surrounding colored contact lenses and how they can be bad for your eyes. But like all things, moderation is the key! I would say give your eyes a break from them a few days each week and wear glasses!! I have been practicing that for months and I don't see myself going back to clear lenses anytime soon. So viva la colored contacts!!

Thanks for reading peeps and hope you have a good night! XOXO!