Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Project 10 Pan | Why?


... I buy too much.  

This post is just what I bought locally in the past two month or so.  I have made various online purchases and those are posted separately.  Many of these purchases were tempted by great gift with purchases, or just an urge to moisturise, note the unhealthy number of tubes of hand creams.  I feel embarrassed to post all of these  out because many of these products are good but unnecessary.  How long will it take to go through these silly pile? Warning: inappropriately picture heavy post.

It is one of my new year resolutions to not buy too many, or any more.  I am happy to report that, since the beginning of 2013, I have not bought any make up product.  In my mind there's a plan, i.e. to limit myself to certain number of make up product only in the year of 2013.  It will be another post when I figure out all the details.

Basically, this also serves as a prologue to the project/competition that my friend Sam and I are going to kick off tomorrow, which will run in the month of February.  If you have any questions on the products I showed, feel free to leave a comment below.  

What have you been guilty of buying lately?

List of Everything:

  • Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution for Sensitive Skin ($449, 1.7L in total)
  • Revlon ColorStay Gel Liner - 001 Black (2.3g), Revlon Photoready 3D Volume Mascara Waterproof - 001 Blackest Black (10ml) ($118 for set)
  • Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter - 040 Red Velvet, 075 Lollipop, 080 Strawberry Shortcake, 085 Sugar Plum ($49, 2.55g each)
  • Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain - 005 Crush ($98, 2.7g)
  • Revlon Nail Art Neon - Neon Light ($42, 7.68ml)
  • Gift - Revlon ColorStay Soft and Smooth Lipcolor - 295 Satin Rosewood (3.2g)
  • Gift - Revlon Age Defying Moisturizing Concealer - 001 Light (11ml)
  • Gift - Revlon CustomEyes Mascara Waterproof - 923 Blackened Brown (5.6ml)
  • No.7 Whitening Cleansing Wipes ($84, 30 wipes) 
  • No.7 Beautiful Skin Hot Cloth Cleanser ($129, 200ml, 1 muslin cloth) $20 off total!
  • Gift - Deco Darling Gift Box - No.7 Exceptional Definition Mascara - Black (6ml), No.7 Stay Perfect Lipstick - Classic Rose (2.5g), No.7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadow - Black Gold (1.9g), No.7 Stay Perfect Metallic Eyes Pencil - Blackest (1g) 
  • Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo Spray ($38, 142g)
  • Osmo Day Two Styler Dry Shampoo ($80, 150ml)
  • Instant Rockstar Dirty Weekend Dry Shampoo [For Light Hair] ($86, 150g)
  • LSNP Rugged It Up sea salt volume spray ($59.9, 150ml)
  • Gift - LSNP Towel
  • Estee Lauder Optimizer Intensive Boosting Lotion ($22, 15ml)
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-place Makeup - 2W1 Sand 36 ($18, 7ml)
  • Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye ($55, 3ml)
  • Estee Lauder Hydrationist Maximum Moisture Creme ($28, 7ml)
Bioderma at Mannings was doing too good a deal to miss, so I stocked up.  I had a $20 off coupon off No.7 line to use, so I got a back-up of my favourite cleanser and try a pack of new wipes.  Wanted some new Revlon lip butters so badly so with the buy1get1, I picked up four.  Their gift with purchase surprises are great as well.  Been experimenting with hair more so I picked up some hair spray and dry shampoos, mainly for volume.  Estee Lauder makes great skin care, others say, so I bought some minis to test out.

  • Sasatinnie Super Dolly Fantasy Colour Quick Dry - Rose Scent P204 ($10, 12ml)
  • Revlon - #731 Knockout ($25, 14.7ml)
  • Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Instant Nail Hardener ($70, 13.3ml)
  • Sally Hansen Mega Shine Extended Wear Top Coat - Clear ($70, 12.7ml)
  • Sasatinnie Gel Topcoat ($48, 10ml)
  • Perfect Nail Glass File - Hard, Soft ($15 each)
  • Haruhada Hand Treatment Banana ($18, 50ml)
  • Haruhada Hand Treatment Peach ($18, 50ml)
  • Kao Essential Purely Smooth Shampoo ($25.9, 200ml)
  • Haruhada Hand Treatment Rose ($18, 50ml)
  • Daggett and Ramsdell Restorative Hand Treatment ($49, 96.11ml)
  • Swiss Rituel Essential Natural Hand Cream ($29, 75ml)
  • MissCarol Chamomile and VE Hydrating Deeply Hand Cream + Pomegranate Moisturizing and Repairing Lipstick ($30, 30g + 2.2g)
  • MissCarol Pomegranate Moisturizing and Repairing Deeply Hand Cream + Pomegranate Moisturizing and Repairing Lipstick ($30, 30g + 2.2g)
  • MissCarol Sandalwood Moisturizing and Nourishing Hand Cream + Pomegranate Moisturizing and Repairing Lipstick ($30, 30g + 2.2g)
  • MissCarol 25% Shea Butter Moisturizing Specially Hand Cream + Pomegranate Moisturizing and Repairing Lipstick ($30, 30g + 2.2g)
  • L'Oreal Elnett Extra Strong Hold - Unscented ($79.9, 312g)
  • Gift - Rene Furterer Tonucia Toning Shampoo (50ml) Tonucia Toning and Densifying Mask (2x15ml)
  • Bed Head Mini Hard Head Hard Hold Hairspray ($44, 100ml)
  • Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Fragrance Free ($100, 50ml)
  • Gift - Collistar Gentle Two-Phase Make-Up Remover Eye-Lips (50ml) I got two
Wanted a good black for doing Galaxy Nail Art (link to my post), so I went out and did some damage at Sasa.  Hand Cream xhore am I.  The MissCarol stuff is amazing; I bought extras to give to friends.  More Hair Spray, continuing my hair styling self-taught programme.  Bit my lips and purchased a tube of fragrance free eight hour cream, can't wait to try!

  • Paco Rabanne Lady Million Eau de Parfum ($10, 1.2ml)
  • Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum ($8, 1.5ml)
  • Collection 2000 Shimmer Shades - 2. Blushalicious ($69, 12g)
  • Collection 2000 Illuminating Touch Brightening Concealer - Natural 2 (free, buy2get1)
  • Collection 2000 Glam Crystals Dazzling Gel liner - Dancing Queen 8 ($59, 6ml)
  • Gift - Collection 2000 Pure Gloss Sheer Lipgloss (free, 15ml)
  • Laura Mercier Fresh Fig Body Butter ($48, 30g)
  • Mary Kay Eye Crease Brush ($10)
  • Daiso Detergent for Women ($12, 80ml)
  • Daiso Detergent for Puff and Sponge ($12, 80ml)
Bought the perfume samples to try if they are good.  Lady Million is delicious but mature, not old-mature, but a bit too much for me.  Flowerbomb really lives up to its hype, yummy; the truth is true that it is literally the same as Zara's version (link to my post).  Collection 2000 was doing buy2get1, and free lipgloss with purchase.  Laura Mercier is a dream come true, I wish I can afford the full size ones!  Daiso detergents are necessary repurchases.

  • CL Horse Oil Moisturizing Hand Cream ($35, 50ml)
  • Beautiella Rose Bulgarian Aqua Hand Cream ($58, 250ml)
  • JimmBenny Organic Argan Oil ($158, 60ml)
  • Joseristine Temperate Massage Oil ($58, 1L)
  • JimmBenny Sweet Almond Oil ($39, 200ml)
  • Gift - Joseristine Sucrose Deep Moisturizing Hair Treatment (50ml)
  • Gift - CL Horse Oil Cleansing Milk (5ml)
  • Gift - LumLumAddict Q10 and Peach Repairing Paper Mask (35g/1pc)
  • Gift - CL Marine Collagen Moist Mask (50g/1pc)
  • Gift - Joseristine Apple Stem Cells Anti-aging Sleeping Mask (3x)
  • Gift - Joseristine Apple Stem Cells Anti-aging Moisturizer Cream
  • Gift - JimmBenny Milk and Honey Smoothing Whitening Cream
Went to Choifung per my sister's request.  The two oils are for my sister - ingredient list below.  Got some hand creams for myself.  The third picture shows all the free samples.

Some random samples obtained from various places.

Gift - Bio-Essence Bio-Energy Snail Snail Secretion Repair Serum (x2)
Gift - Bio-Essence Bio-Energy Snail Repair and Smooth Cream (x2)
Gift - Olay Aquaction Long Lasting Hydration Gel

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Beautiful wishes,

Lazy silly Jacq :")

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Firm Favourites #3 | Sen and Lush Shampoos

Firm Favourites is a new series featuring current favourites that I know for certain that I will continue to love, not just temporary.  Number one and two have been posted, which is about a discontinued wonderful mascara, and a skin care line I cannot live without.  I find myself amused by the fact that some of my favourite series on my blog are both FFs - FaceOfTheDay Fridays, Finished Fortnight, and now, the introduction of Firm Favourites.  Interesting, isn't it?

Shampoos maybe boring to some, but for frequent hair-washers like me, it is a necessity that I do spend quite a fortune on.  For your info, I wash my hair every night in the shower.  I have flat and fine straight East-Asian hair, little amount of it.  I am a sucker for anything labelled volumising, revitalising, scalp-care or targeted towards hair-loss or hair-thinning.  I am lazy at using conditioner or hair mask, only perhaps every other day, or less.  Hence, I also demand my shampoo to leave my scalp light and fresh, while at the same time hair sleek and decently moisturised - greedy wishes I know, but I do think I have found some favourites!

A Daily Shampoo

Sen 森 by Kim Robinson is new to me.  I have recently discovered it in local Watson's.  It is not cheap in terms of drugstore hair care.  I paid $88 for the 400ml bottle, nearly double or triple the amount I would pay for other brands in the pharmacy.  Initially I was drawn by the fact that it is bad-ingredients-free - no parabens, phthalates, synthetic colours or added petrolatum surfactants.  The philosophy behind this brand is a balance or integration of Chinese herbal wisdom and Kim's experience with Asian hair.  Kim is a celebrity hair stylist and has been in the field for decades.

Onto the product.  I have been using this for over a month now, and day-by-day growing to like it.  Sleek and Silky helps hair to be straight and flowing.  Straight is how my hair naturally grows, but flowing is something I desire.  My hair tends to be too limp and thin that it either lies flat or goes frizzy.  My experience with this shampoo is very positive.  Many times I don't use a conditioner after it, and I feel good and confident about my hair.  Scalp is moisturised and not over-nourished, locks are smooth, straight and frizz-free.  The scent is a fresh floral, not over-powering nice smell; it lingers for a while too.  This shampoo is definitely a Hurray product!  The bottle is simple and sleek, not too difficult to handle; I just wish they do a bigger 'family-size' bottle with a lower price-point - so I can keep repurchasing without guilt!

Now that I have tried their Moisture and Repair line (read my initial review on that one), I am having an internal debate on which full size I shall buy next.  I got two coupons to use so I can purchase 2 items.  To know more about the brand and their lines, visit Sen's homepage to read more (external link).

A Bi-Weekly Deep Clean

There can't be a more appropriate time for me to blog about Lush, why?  'Coz the UK company is re-opening new stores in Hong Kong (an end to the previous franchise biz mode).  I have not yet visited their new store nor stand, so I can't tell if their pricing has changed or if the service has improved.  I saw plenty of positive feedbacks from other "VIPs" who were invited to the opening party.  Will pop into the store soon, I know I will!

This Big Shampoo is not new to the blog-osphere.  It is basically a truck-load of sea salt suspended in fresh citrus juice that gives volume.  I use this on special occasion when I feel my hair is heavy and flat, or before a date or dinner with friends.  The pretty fruity smell reminds me of the memory of another unknown shampoo which I used to use to remove chlorine from regular swimming in pools.  Usually, I scoop about one to two table spoon with my fingers, apply it directly to the roots of my wet hair, and start massaging.  Big Shampoo gives enormous foam.  Gorgeous and fun to play with.  When washed away, which is easy; hair is left squeaky clean and fresh-smelling, and Big.  I have nothing bad to say about this, except maybe the tub-design.  But hey, not only is this the signature minimal packaging of Lush, but also, isn't it the best when you are the boss of your salt, deciding how much saltiness and bigness you want to add to your tress?

If you are curious about Lush's new development in HK, check out Lush Hong Kong's Facebook Page (external link)!

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Lazy silly Jacq :")

Friday, 25 January 2013

FOTD Friday | A Crush on Revlon

This is the complimentary Face of the Day to the post where I swatched and wore four new Revlon lip products (link to that post).  I intended to use all Revlon products but I lack a few necessities, hence I mixed in other things.  You can see the full list at the end.

For this simple look, all I did on the face was rub in primer, dab on liquid makeup, pat in concealer under the eyes, and set with powder foundation.  The Photoready in Vanilla is too light for me, but I suck it up and wore it.  When the look was done I look less pale.  Self Hypnosis.

Eyes-wise, brows filled in, lids primed, lashes curled; all non-Revlon.  I packed on the discontinued glitter eyeshadow Bedroom Bronze dry, which gives half colour, half shimmer and a lot of prettiness.  I blended some MAC eyeshadows in the crease and on my brow-bone; they are too subtle to be seen on camera perhaps... Lined with a brown Growluscious pencil that is soft, but very long-lasting, my eyes were done with one coat of mascara.

Cheeks are sculpted with a foundation 1 shade darker than my colour, and then blushed with matte Perfectly Peach, an all-time favourite.  Secret of this blush, I wore this to the interview which brought me a great job.

Dear Revlon, if you're reading this, please make an eye primer, which is very important for my eye make up.  Also, please don't mark your Hong Kong prices that high, so I can justify buying myself some brows and powder from your stands!

Click to see the four lip colours swatched! 

List of Products:

Benefit That Gal Brightening Face Primer (not pictured)
Revlon PhotoReady Makeup - No.002 Vanilla
Revlon PhotoReady Concealer - No.001 Fair
Revlon Matte Powder Blush - No.003 Perfectly Peach

Make Up Forever Aqua Brow - No.25
Nars Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
Revlon Diamond Lust Sheer Shadow - No.635 Bedroom Bronze (discontinued)
MAC Eyeshdaow - Claire de Lune (Satin), Taupe Note (Matte)
Revlon PhotoReady 3D Volume Mascara Waterproof - No.001 Blackest Black (holds curl but no volume nor length)
Revlon GrowLuscious Lashliner - No.002 Espresso (soft and pigmented, blend-able but very long-lasting once set!)

Lanolips 101 Ointment
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain - No.005 Crush

Beautiful wishes,

Lazy silly Jacq :")

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Shameless Spoil 2013.12 | Christmas Gifts

Same as the year before, I got a few gifts this past Christmas.  Last year (link to my post) and this year I have got some pretty similar items.  This post is kinda boring in a way, as I haven't been using these stuff yet, so don't have much to say about them.  However, I'd like to mark in down in my blog the generosity and joy my friends and family kindly share with me.  I confess I sometimes take their care and love for granted, which is my bad; it's never too late to leave myself a reminder that I should give thanks more often, is it?  :)

  • Crabtree and Evelyn hand creams are my family's favourite thing to give as gifts, as each of us can pick the scent(s) we like, and share a box of 6 or 12.  This year I picked two I have never tried before: Avocado, Olive and Basil, Ultra-moisturising Hand Therapy; Pomengranate Argan and Grapeseed, Ultra-moisturising Hand Therapy.
  • Burberry Body is not a scent I am particularly fond of.  Got this Eau de Parfum from the counter when I finally have the VIP card printed and collected.
  • My family and friends don't tend to give beauty gifts a lot, especially colourful make up.  This Sofina Aube Designing Eyes was one of the rare exceptions I received.  It is in the shade No.502 Green.  I do not buy a lot of Japanese department store make up, and when I do, I usually go for the less common ones - e.g. Suqqu, Cle de Peau, Addiction - so this Aube palette is pretty new and fresh to my collection actually!
  • Nuxe Face Cleansing and Make-up Removing Gel is actually Jen's birthday gift of the month from Sasa.  She re-gifted it to me as she doesn't want it.  Perfectly fine to me~ :D

Head over to my other blog (link) to see what non-beauty gifts I got!  Cheers~

Beautiful wishes,

Lazy silly Jacq :")

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Hit Pan #8 | Kate Powder Foundation

I am one of the pathetic creatures who get excited when pan(s) of make up are hit.  *Sigh*  Funny though, is that I'm not alone.  I know there are some, or many, of you out there who share the same, so I would love to share my pan poxns with you.  This post is dedicated to the black case on the right, my Kate Powder Foundation SPF20 PA++ in BE-C.  Before I move on in details, I have two honourable re-visits to previous hit-pans~

The square pan on the left is a Canmake foundation which I used for very natural subtle contouring, it is just two shades darker than I am.  Notice how the pan has increased in size?  I am pretty sure I will empty it out in no time!  The pink little guy, Canmake cream blush, on the other hand, didn't grow since I last pictured it.  All I have done in these months was breaking its hinge, and a few rare applications - I should use it more often!

Colour.  BE-C is the Japanese naming of their foundation, BE means Beige, and it has more yellow tones than OC, Ochre, which usually has more pink.  Different brands or even different formulae in the same brand name their shades differently.  This matches my NC20-ish skin tone pretty well.  Note: I'm not a MAC expert so I am not sure of my exact colouring now.

Formula.  Decently smooth with nice coverage.  I don't like it alone, as it can be slightly drying.  But as a pressed setting powder with some coverage, it is good.  I find the Za Skin Beauty foundation more smooth and more hydrating - but that was replaced with another formula!  This Kate one is also repackaged but the name, SPF and shades are still very similar so I guess I could repurchase this one when time comes~

Application and Finish.  I usually use a dry sponge to dab and press this on, but have also recently fallen in love with pressing this on with a Real Techniques Buffing Brush.  Either way, the finish is pretty flawless and holds all day.  You can see me wearing this powder in a few past posts, which may give you a better idea of its finish.

Thanks for reading!

Beautiful wishes,

Lazy silly Jacq :")

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Shameless Spoil 2013.11 | Body Shop Factory Outlet

The Body Shop makes very good smelling products, in my opinion.  There is an array of scents and products which can drive people who love fragrances, like me, crazy.  I adore good smells but I do not particularly wear perfumes a lot, hence body products and room fragrances are the things I opt for.  The Body Shop is pretty expensive, big mark-up %, here locally in Hong Kong.  They do have occasionally promotions and member discounts, but I don't feel like tempted enough to shop there often.  On the other hand, they have a factory outlet open in Tung Chung near the international airport, where a lot of stock are sold at great discounts.

Last Christmas, I mean 2012, I was very attracted to the scent 'Ginger Sparkle', which is one of their Holiday Specials.  I call it the Gingerbread Man line because, obviously, the packaging design has gingerbread man printed all over!  To my delight, I survived the urge to splurge in the real-stores, and waited long enough for the gingerbread man to travel all the way to factory outlet.  They are all marked down with 30% discount, just a week or so after Christmas, which was around early January.  I dragged Mister Fiancé there, and made him buy me a few of the long-wanted gingerbread man.  The actual ginger sparkle scent is described as 'Zingy ginger'.  To me I find it warm and fresh, with notes of ginger and spices as well as a pop of soda, like carbonated drinks!

On the other hand, I picked up 6 older candles, probably from the year before, (i.e. 2011?).  I have burnt 1 of them already, and find that with these, it tends to burn down the centre and doesn't melt the outer rim.  To prevent wastage, I tried the warm water bath method to make the most out of the scent, i.e. put the candle - wax inside the glass jar - in a pot of hot water.  The wax melts and aroma spreads, without burning.  It will then cool down gradually and the wax can be reheated again and again until the aroma is all gone.

That's it, my little gingerbread man hunt.  Do you love ginger, spicy scents like I do?  ;)

List of Products:

The Body Shop Ginger Sparkle Shimmer Lotion ($111.3, 250ml)
The Body Shop Ginger Sparkle Reed Diffuser ($209, 125ml)
The Body Shop Ginger Sparkle Bath Crystals ($167.3, 300g)
The Body Shop Ginger Sparkle Body Butter ($139.3, 200ml) x2
The Body Shop Ginger Sparkle Home Fragrance Oil ($24.5, 10ml)
The Body Shop Vanilla Bliss Home Fragrance Oil ($24.5, 10ml)
The Body Shop Cranberry Joy Candle ($99 for 3, 200g each)

Beautiful wishes,

Lazy silly Jacq :")

Monday, 21 January 2013

January 2013 Glamabox | First Impression

First of all, let me begin with the box itself!!  This month's box is really cute and it is the better type; it has separate lid and bottom - the type I can re-use for storage and organisation much better.  I am actually currently re-organising my make up collection so these are really handy.  For the content, they are pretty good value too: Products I got this month includes a full size cleanser, and many exciting pieces.

The full size cleanser is from Dr. Cell, a brand totally new to me.  I have tried the cleanser once, a little bit gives a lot of foam.  It is fragrance free and really smells of nothing.  Not drying, but not moisturising enough for my liking/needs so it has to wait until Summer comes before I will give it more uses.  I haven't give the face mask nor the serum a go.  The Nutree mask has snail secretion, a very popular nourishing and repairing ingredient originated from Korea, and it says it's perfect for dry skin.  The Mask House serum has sheep placenta in, can delay ageing and strengthen skin.  It is a clear gel with suspended gold spheres in, so interesting!  For sure, I'll touch on those later and give my two cents review soon.

It is the second time Eternal Concept popped up in my Glamabox.  I am surprised the product I got isn't what it says on the description sheet; I got a pot of Active Nourishing Body Cream instead of the hand cream printed on the info sheet.  Not annoyed at all, but a bit astonished, maybe?  Luckily I go to their website (referral link) and they have the info posted there.  I have used the body cream a few times now, it is really thick and deeply hydrating, but takes a while to absorb, or to rub in.  The downside is it has a slightly play-doh or rubber eraser smell.  Doesn't bother me as I mainly put this on my legs and arms instead of my face, obviously!  The Aloe Vera Gel contains dead sea minerals, plant extracts and Vit-E, I am saving these for emergency situations such as sunburns, bug bites or skin irritation.

Sen by Kim Robinson is a line designed by Hair Stylist Kim Robinson specifically for Asian hair.  The line has no parabens, phthalates, synthetic colours or added petrolatum surfactants.  I adore the current shampoo I'm using, also from Sen, from their Sleek and Silky line (link to my haul post).  They are not cheap in terms of local mass market hair products, so I am yet to branch out to try more.  I was super eager to get the Moisture and Repair shampoo and conditioner in this box, and I couldn't wait to use them.  I have used one set last night.  They smell delicious, soft natural aroma with hint of roses, I think.  Leaves my hair very soft, moisturised and manageable.  In the box there also came with two vouchers which can be used as $10 with purchase, so soon I will head out and purchase two full size products!  Wait to see in my Jan or Feb acquisition post!~

Extras: The Niji's Diet, which is an apple flavour slim shake, is a totally new concept and item to me.  I have never gone on shakes as supplements nor replacement of meals.  It is an interesting thing to try - I hope it doesn't taste funky~ :P  Eternal Concept also threw in a few note cards and some gift coupons, sweet~

Check out Glamabox (referral link) if you're in Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, Taiwan, or Singapore!  

Full List of Products:

Dr. Cell Clear Washing $99, 100g
Nutree Crema Caracol Original Mask ~$21, 1 piece (20ml)
Mask House Celebrity Placenta Serum ~$127, 5ml
Eternal Concept Active Nourishment Body Cream ~$10, 10ml 
Eternal Concept Aloe Vera Gel ~$10, 5ml
Sen by Kim Robinson Repairing Dry and Damaged Hair Shampoo ~$4, 16ml

Sen by Kim Robinson Repairing Dry and Damaged Hair Conditioner ~$4, 16ml
Niji's Diet ~$30, 1 bag (150g)

Total value: $285

Beautiful wishes,

Lazy silly Jacq :")

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Sleek Make Up | Face Form Fair and Light Swatches

The official Sleek website ships internationally, with affordable shipping cost.  This was the fourth order I placed and the first that successfully came through.  The first 3 orders failed because of my visa card issue, but the disappointing thing is, there isn't auto or manual notice from the Customer Service telling me they were unsuccessful, the status of those 3 orders just showed 'Processing' and never proceeds.  Room for improvement!  Anyway, this came in smoothly and I am super happy to have some of these in my possession, finally~

iDivine Eyeshadow Palettes:  I already own two before this order, the Original, and the Olympic special one.  However, I have always wanted and lusting over the Storm palette.  Pixiwoo uses that sometimes, and my friend Sam sings praises about it constantly (link to her blog).  So I had to order it for myself.  I also got another warm palette in Sunrise, which houses very beautiful reds and earth tones.

Creme to Powder Tester Kit:  I needed more medium shades of base for making up my darker skin tone friends, or freelance work, so I went ahead and picked a few of these sample kits.  The texture of the Creme to Powder is nice, they are creamy and smooth but dry to a matte finish.  I didn't intend to use on myself, but I did try to match myself to their shades.  To my surprise, only the Barley shade in the Light kit works for me.  The other four shades in the Light are too dark.  If I were to buy it for myself, I think I have to get Fair/Light...

Blush by 3 in Lace:   I have the Flame (reds) and Pumpkin (brights), but they aren't the easiest to wear on my complexion.  I adore their texture so I picked up the lighter, more flattering palettes of them all, the Lace.  Inside, there are, apparently, three shades.  Crochet: A bright peach/orange shade with slight red undertones in a matte texture.  Guipure: A warm peach/pink with very tiny gold flecks in a shimmer texture. The gold flecks are tiny enough that they shimmer and make the face look glowy instead of looking like a discoball.  Chantilly: A very bright pink/red in a matte texture~

True Colour Lipsticks:  Sam made me buy this, as with many other things!  She has been making lipstick posts every Friday or so, and these are some of the one I find most attractive - hence I got them.  She wore Vamp (link to her bog) and Mulberry - can't find that post :S - and some other reds too.  But I figure I already own a crazy amount of reds hence the darker shades were bought~ ;)

Face Form Contouring and Blush Palette:  I very much love and regard Sleek Face Contour Kit in Light as one of my Holy Grail contour products, until I got my claws on the Face Form in Fair.  Contour Kit in Light is good, in the Summer when I am ever slightly more tanned than now, and it gives a more defined effect.  However, Face Form in Fair is even better because the effect is so subtle and natural and beautiful, moreover, it works for me all year round!  The bonus is Face Form in Fair comes with the much-raved about Blush in Rose Gold, which I have never had before.  It is a gorgeous bright coral pink with gold shimmer, pretty~

Swatches and comparison of the Face Form Medium, Contour Kit Light and Face Form Fair is below!

List of Products:

Face Form - Fair $12.49
Face Form - Medium $12.49
Blush by 3 - Lace $12.49
Crème To Powder Tester Kit - Light $3.99

Crème To Powder Tester Kit - Light/Medium $3.99

Crème To Powder Tester Kit - Medium $3.99
i Divine Storm $9.99
i Divine Sunset $9.99
True Colour Lipstick - Vamp $6.49
True Colour Lipstick - Mulberry $6.49

Beautiful wishes,

Lazy silly Jacq :")


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