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The pathway to shopping abstinence starts with cutting one or more credit cards that you don't need. Today I have finally made the ultimate move of cutting up my gold card after settling my outstanding debts with it. I am proud that I have finish paying off my debts in this card! (don't ask me about my other cards). Goodbye Gold Card, I shall not be needing you anymore. Totally a big big big mistake to become a shopping blogger! argh!!! Anyone cutting theirs too or have done the deed to? pls share so I don't feel lonely.
"It's easy to spot a Shopaholic, just look at her credit card statements"
Last month, Lancome Malaysia Facebook was telling us that there's a new product coming soon in October. As Fatin described, they were teasing us about the "Aura in the Bottle" and asking us to guess what it is. Of course I couldn't guess what it is but soon after Lancome Malaysia announced what it is - Teint Miracle. A revolutionary foundation created by Lancome to give women natural complexion, as though you're not wearing foundation and still has that "aura" that exudes like celebrities walking down the red carpet, looking so natural and healthy with a "glow". Now imagine you can recreate this look and have light that radiates from beautiful skin? it will probably take you years!
mini makeover & sample while stocks last
SO after 10 years of research and with 7 patents pending, Lancome has finally captured the light and putting it in a bottle called the Teint Miracle. Sounds magical or just another mambo jumbo trick? You can judge for yourself by visiting Lancome's Teint Miracle roadshow event at Mid Valley (South Court) to get a free mini makeover and a sample of the Teint Miracle and well tell me if you have glowed out of your skin.
Miu at Lancome's Teint Miracle Launch Mid Valley
Sounds so good, I just had to try it and thanks to Lancome Malaysia, I got an invitation to try the "Aura in a Bottle" so did Fatin & Doroshi! so I was sycked! I shall not go into detail about the product, you may check out Lancome Malaysia Facebook or visit the roadshow event to find out more about it! This post shall be on my makeover experience. Alternatively please read the summary post on the product, event and contest here which I have blogged earlier here.
Lancôme Colour Design Artist (LCDA) giving me a mini makeover
Products used for my mini makeover session
Express Cleansing Water, Genifique Youth Activator, Soothing Anti-Stress Moisturizing Cream Fluid, Eye Contour Gel Cream , UV Expert Make Up base and Teint Miracle.
last step lip gloss to match my baju kurung
my before and after photos using Teint Miracle
(before: prepped up with lancome skincare)
(after: using teint miracle foundation)
GROUP PHOTO TIME! girls just love to pose
(with products lol used/harm in the process of beauty)
During my makeover using the Teint Miracle, I was surprise that the foundation was light weight and even out my skin tone just like my Skin79 BB cream does (Blemish Balm Cream RM180). I have dry skin, redness on my cheeks o sheer to light coverage foundation is enough for me. This foundation comes off somewhat like a skincare as well, which manages to plump up my skin after use. I could feel the smoothness in my cheeks and I don't feel I had foundation on. I almost forgotten to remove my make up when I went to bed yesterday night. It felt as thought I had none on. I think it suits me very well but it might be a problem for those with acne scars or serious blemishes. Judging from the photo, you could see it's as though there's no differences at all. I must say that this is not because there's no effect on me, it's because my skin is already great to begin with (I can hear ppl screaming, shouting and cursing now, probably throwing junks at the monitor while reading this). I read that the foundation is made to let you have bare skin complexion so that's probably why I still look like I have no make up on! (before or after).
Important: This is my thoughts on the products used on me. Not everyone has the same skin/ideal skin to begin with before and after using this product.This is why you have to try the samples given out during sampling campaigns so that you could judge for yourself whether the product is suitable for you.
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! time for samples again! itching to try Nature & Co's latest range called the Vital Purity? It's made from Organic Herbs Extracts! Now you can try by liking their facebook post here and emailing them the following information! The samples are while stocks last! limited only. The range will be coming in Oct so check out at selected Watsons stores near you.
It's so simple.
1.Just click 'Like'.
2.Send us your personal details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Calling all AquaLabel fans or those who wanna try Aqualabel! I been constantly getting email requests to review AquaLabel products but sadly I didn't buy the range yet to try but this is even better, now we can try it at their workshop for only rm30 and learn the Japanese way to a beautiful skin with Aqualabel! so come on join them, seats are going off really fast!
Only RM30 to join and only 30 seats available!
- Doorgifts of AQL products worth RM85.00 will be provided
- Light refreshments will be provided
Date : 23/10
Time : 10am - 12pm
Shiseido (M) Sdn Bhd
Unit 7-03, Menara UAC, No.12, Jalan PJU7/5, Mutiara Damansara, 47800 Petaling Jaya.
Contact: General Line +603 7719 1888
How to join:
1. Register with your full name in the comment area (click here)
2. Make payment of RM30 to Shiseido (M) Sdn Bhd, Maybank acc: 5127 6311 1606
3. Email us your transfer receipt/reference no. and full name at email@example.com
4. Deadline for payment is 3 Oct (Sunday).
Anna Sui Rouge Collection 2008 (xmas limited edition)
retail rm186, my price rm80 each
comes in purple & red collection
beautiful ring rouge and key chain rouge
(wear as costume jewelry!)
the keychain rouge in red collection is shimmering
and the box doubles as a mini jewelry box
Holding a fund raising to fix my Macbook screen which broke (cries) repairs will cost so much so I'm trying to raise funds from selling my shopping hauls to get repair money. Please have a look at these collection which is at a bargain! rm80 per set, you're saving more than 1/2 price. It was 2008's Christmas collection and they're still selling it at the counters. I only have a few set just to get back some money to repair my Macbook. The ring rouge is a popular accessory among Anna Sui fans, you can wear it fashionably or your can swipe some gloss. The box doubles as a jewelry mini box for you to keep your Anna Sui cosmetics in it. You can fit blushers, nail polish or just keep your accessories in it. This is great for Christmas which is a few months time.
WITH TEINT MIRACLE, LANCÔME REINVENTS BARE SKIN PERFECTION
AURA-INSIDE™ TECHNOLOGY, NATURAL LIGHT CREATOR
10 years of research, 7 patents pending: TEINT MIRACLE opens a new era for cosmetics. Its miracle? Aura-Inside™ Technology, a NATURAL LIGHT CREATORcombining a new generation of pigments inspired by Optical research applied to Biology, with a unique liquid light essence.
A true Lancôme exclusive which works on each component of natural light, both re-emitted and reflected, when traditional foundations only play on surface radiance.
A SKINCARE TEXTURE FOR MAXIMISED PERFORMANCE
Infused with skincare active ingredients, its texture intensely hydrates skin for 18 hours, leaving it instantly luscious and plumped. Day after day, this hydration reinforces TEINT MIRACLE’s results: skin is smoothed, more able to reflect light and gains transparency to better reveal its inner light. Even after make-up removal.
Enriched with soothing roseextract, TEINT MIRACLE also minimises the appearance of uneven skin tone, for a unified and radiant complexion.
SPF 16 for daily protectionagainst ultra-violet rays.
Dermatologically tested formula: suitable for all skin types, even sensitive.
RECREATE BARE SKIN PERFECTION WITH LANCÔME
In conjunction with the launch of Lancôme’s ‘miracle foundation, we are giving away --
*Complimentary mini TEINT MIRACLE makeover, and
*Upon receiving the above mentioned makeover, you will also get a TEINT MIRACLE sample according to your skin tone shade.
Pop by any Lancôme beauty counter from 27 September 2010 onwards, or visit us at the below concourse promotion venues, and ask for your complimentary mini TEINT MIRACLE makeover now :)
-- Concourse Promotions --
27 Sept 2010 - 3 Oct 2010 @ South Court, Mid Valley
11 Oct 2010 - 17 Oct 2010 @ Isetan, Suria KLCC (beside Escalator, Cosmetics Floor)
18 Oct 2010 - 24 Oct 2010 @ Pavilion KL
19 Oct 2010 - 25 Oct 2010 @ Sogo KL (Special appearance by Atilia on 22 Oct 2010!)
TRY, SNAP, TAG! Stand a chance to win a bottle of TEINT MIRACLE worth RM120!
TRY the mini makeover and redeem your TEINT MIRACLE sample!
SNAP a before-and-after makeover photo!
Post it on our FB wall or on your wall andTAG us!
And…guess what? We are very excited and honoured to be able to invite Jazz & R&B singer Atilia (who is a fan of Lancôme products herself!) to be a Guest Judge and pick the 10 best before-and-after makeover pictures.
The 10 Winners will each win a bottle of Lancôme All New TEINT MIRACLE 30ml worth RM120! ♥
*Deadline to submit your photo and tag us: Monday, 25th October 2010. List of winners will be announced on first week of November 2010.
*Terms & conditions apply.
*Sampling Terms & Conditions
- One sample per customer. While stocks last.
- Sample only given upon receiving the above mentioned mini makeover.
- Sampling ends 31st October 2010.
- Lancôme Malaysia reserves the right to change, amend, delete or add to the terms & conditions without prior notice at any time.
*Contest Terms & Conditions
- One entry per participant or Facebook fan. Contest is open to Lancôme Malaysia Facebook fans residing in Malaysia only.
- Lancôme Malaysia reserves the right to change, amend, delete or add to the contest terms & conditions without prior notice at any time.
- In the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond its reasonable control, Lancôme Malaysia reserves the right to cancel, modify, suspend or delay the contest period.
- Lancôme Malaysia reserves the right to reject any entry at its sole and absolute discretion without having to assign any reasons whatsoever.
- Prizes are non-transferable and non-exchangeable for cash or in-kind.
Calling all Origins fans! if you have been using their mask now is your chance to tell Origins why love them and how did they save you! The lucky 25 fans will win a chance to attend a Origin's Halloween party with a friend and win Origins goodies! come on :D send in your photos and show your Origin's spirit! Hey and don't cheat ah? make sure you really use the mask! (don't pose at counter/workshops). OH and while you're at it, pls vote for me too! ^_^
My girlfriends complains about their bf looking at girls when they go out. They get angry and asked why? this punk already already has a gf and he still ogles and stares at others like he the one he has is not good enough. I share the same predicament and sometimes I wonder if I should be angry or scared about it. Who knows? maybe your boyfriend just wishes he IS the girl (and NOT WITH the girl).
Due to overwhelming demand for the RMK Autumn Brown workshop held on 25th and 26th at RMK KLCC & PAV which are now fully booked, RMK has decided to open up two more sessions on 26th September, 2010 (Sunday) at their Parkson Pavilion RMK Counter! since it's held at the counter, it will only be 20pax per session. You will still get the same benefits of joining this workshop (all the goodies below) and the Japanese Make Up Artist will also be there! First come first serve, get your vouchers before they run out again!
RMK's Make-Up Artist Akinobu Nishimura
Purchase RM50 voucher from RMK Parkson Pavilion to enjoy:
- door gift worth RM192 (inclusive of an actual size skintuner!)
Received additional choice of 1 FREEproduct worth up to RM180 when you purchase the RM50 voucher before 24th September, 2010. The free product is a choice of eyeliner, color control n, lipsticks, lipgloss, pencil concealer, gel eyeliner in black and eye gel (eye care).
Nefertiti Honey Showergel
Chinese Princess Jasmine Showergel
Queen Isabella Cinnamon Orange Showergel
Emperor Akbar Mango Showergel
Sultan of Granada Lemon Flower Showergel
5 selected shower gels in this set (30ml each)
Akbhar Mango: Mogul Emperor Akbhar, a 10th century royal and a great lover of mangoes, once famously planted a superior variety of 100k mango trees, in the Lakh Dagh Orchard. That eccentric passion of his, still grants him to date the record holder title.
George III Lime: One of the most dreadful enemies for the British navvy was scurvy, which is caused by lack of Vitamin C. But in the early 18th century sailors were finally saved by simply consuming daily lime juice, following orders given by King George III.
Chinese Princes Jasmine: It is believe by many that the fragrance of jasmine awakens sensual thoughts and strengthens feelings of love. Legen has it that an ancient Chinese princess planted only jasmine in her gardens so that her lover would never forget his vows.
Queen Isabella Cinnamon Orange: Queen Isabella of Spain was very fond of cinnamon's mild taste and exquisite aroma but not of its exorbitant price. So, she financed Columbus's search for a new route to Ceylon's cinnamon and thus set the wheels in motion for his accidental discovery of the New World.
Nefertiti Honey: Nefertiti, royal wife of an Egyptian Pharoah was depicted as an icon of beauty in her famous statue. She regularly used honey as a beauty treatment in order to live up to her name, which means "the beautiful woman has arrived".
My favourite is Nefertiti Honey!
(smells soooo GOOD!)
no mineral oil, no paraben! smells very strong from bottle
Finally got the time to write about my experience using the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate which was launched in June 2010. Of course knowing Kiehl's they always come up with cool ideas when introducing their new products/collections. Naturally when Midnight Recovery Concentrate came out, Kiehl's came up with a bedroom themed party at Kiehl's Isetan, KLCC (I blogged about it here).
Renew Skin Overnight with Midnight Recovery
Kiehl's Boy & Me Posing at their bedroom theme display
works at night to restore our skin by morning
There's a lot of reviews online regarding this elixir that restore's skins youthful appearance. It's a highly concentrate elixir of pure essential oils and distilled botanicals, 99.8% naturally derived and paraben free that works all night while you sleep to regenerate, repair and replenish the skin barrier for younger-looking skin by morning. Thanks to a rich blend of naturally replenishing botanicals like Evening Primrose, Squalene, Lavender and a blend of essential oils known for their therapeutic, balancing and antioxidant effects. Paraben free, Mineral Oil free and Fragrance free.
key ingredients in the exlixir
Evening primrose is a flowering plant originally native to North America that now grows throughout much of Europe and parts of Asia. It blooms every other year and its large, fragrant yellow flowers open at dusk and remain open through the night. Rich in omega-6 and essential fatty acids that the body cannot naturally produce. Also effective on skin-barrier repair.
Lavender helps soothe inflamed or irritated skin while helping reduce skin blotchiness for a more even look. Creates a brighter and more radiant look to skin.
SKWA-lane (Squalene) a highly refined moisturizing oil derived from the olive; Squalane is very silky and easily absorbed and has been found to be extremely compatible with the natural oils of the skin; we use Squalane in many of our formulations.
the cap acts as a dropper
I heard people saying the bottle is plain and boring. Well there's a reason for that. At one of my aromatherapy workshops, I learned that essential oils are best kept in dark glass bottles to preserve their effectiveness. I like the packaging actually, after all essential oils are quite expensive in the market. The cap acts as a dropper and with just 2-3 drops (I used two which is more than enough) on cleansed skin, gently pressed to cheeks, forehead and chin to evenly distribute the application before gently massaging it into the skin. I have the option to use moisturiser if my skin is too dry but the oil is sufficient enough to be worn alone for me. For those with oily skin, I don't think it would be suitable since it's oil based skincare.
apply before sleeping for a well rested night
The texture is lightweight, transparent and oily.It absorbs well into my skin after I massage it. The scent is calming and I am well rested thanks to the aromatherapy effects of the Lavender in it. Enriched with Squalene (from Olive) a botanical lipid similar to our natural skin lipids, Evening Primerose Oil, rich in Omega-6 Fatty Acids and Essential oils, this formula provides intensive moisture repair at night when skin is most receptive to repairing itself from daily aggressors. Since I have sensitive skin, I find that the formula is soothing to my skin but I did not see any brightening or glow effects in the morning.
it works at night to replenish, restore skin
My results are not significant as compare to others who used this product. They were amazed at their skin being brighter, younger and better after using it. As I have been taking care of my skin for some time, I see not much changes in appearance except that it does moisturised my skin which is softer and supple in the morning. Initially I used it every night for 3 weeks then slowed down to alternating days, sufficient for me. I believe we can control and customized how much products are needed for our skin (catering to our skincare needs). This bottle is priced at RM200 for 30ml bottle of pure essential oils(which in the market would come close to this price!) and I believe just by using 2 drops a night, this one bottle can last us 6-8 months. Even the 2ml sample lasted a week for me! Suitable for dry-combination skin and maturing/dehydrated skin would find the results to be fascinating.
midnight recovery givewaway!
It's also been some time since I did a giveaway, so here comes one now. Since I am reviewing the Midnight Recovery Concentrate, I would also like to give the chance to readers to review it too by giving away a mini gift pack filled with Kiehl's products inclusive of a 2ml Midnight Recovery Concentrate (a week's supply) for the best two readers who can tell me why they want to try this elixir.
Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate Giveaway
Slogan: Why I want to try the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate (in no more than 20 words).
Contest starts today and ends on 26th September, 2010 (midnight). Results would be announced on 1st October, 2010.