Sunday, January 31, 2010

Lancome Makeover with Cosmopolitan magazine

I had the opportunity to join the Lancome makeover on 23 Jan 10, thanks to Lilian who gave me the tip-off.

Before makeover

After makeover, not much difference right?

See the super thick mascara, i feel like cannot open my eyes

can't really see the shading after I open my eyes.

the makeup artist and myself


Personally, I think the shading is not very good, can't really see, I expected something like Lilian's makeover.

What do u think?


Saturday, January 30, 2010

Susan Boyle and her Successful Makeover

How are you today? I want to share with you about Susan Boyle's successful makeover.

The following paragraph was taken from Wikipedia:

Susan Magdalane Boyle (born 1 April 1961) is a Scottish singer who came to international public attention when she appeared as a contestant on reality TV programme Britain's Got Talent on 11 April 2009, singing "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Misérables. Her first album was released in November 2009 and debuted as the number one best-selling CD on charts around the globe.

Susan - before makeover

Susan - after makeover

So, I hope you have learnt something from the images shown above.

In a nutshell, I believe that there is no ugly girl, only lazy ones. Having said that, I am not saying that she is lazy, maybe she has not met her beauty consultant before that. he...he...

Have a Happy Weekend and don't forget to put some colors on your face..

Lancome Hydra Zen Neurocalm Gel Essence

Today, I will introduce to you this Lancome Hydra Zen Neurocalm Gel Essence.

I received this serum as a tier gift. I finished using the 5ml tube and find that it is a product worth the price. It is very good for hydrating your skin. I find it good even for my very oily skin.


Enriched with NeuroCalm™ precious plant complex - Rose de France, Mu Dan Pi, Moringa 

What it promises: (according to Lancome's website)

Concentrated Moisture, Intense Relief.

Its original and incredibly fresh texture brings intense hydration, immediately and for 24 hours. Deliciously hydrated, skin recovers comfort, softness and luminosity.

Boosted Hydration: 4 times more moisturising microcapsules* to instantly rehydrate thirsty skin.

Intense Soothing:
Hydra Zen NeuroCalm™ Gel Essence helps to fight the effects of environmental and emotional stress on skin.

Rating for Texture: 4.5/5 very smooth and absorb easily
Overall Rating : 4.5/5
Will I purchase:Yes
Price: (if not mistaken) RM170 for 30ml

Have you tried this Lancome Hydra Zen Neurocalm Gel Essence before? What is your favorite serum at the moment?

Thanks for sharing.


Thursday, January 28, 2010

Tsuya-Tsuya Korean Night Diva Makeup Workshop

Few weeks ago, I attended a makeup workshop by Tsuya-Tsuya. Thanks to Vonvon who posted the invitation on her blog.

Though it was a very brief workshop (less than 1 hr), we managed to learn about the Korean Diva Night Makeup.  

The criteria of a Korean Night Diva Look is shown in the slide below:

The makeup artist working on a model.

 For the Korean Diva look, BB cream is applied on the face with no loose powder. I am not a fan of BB cream as I have very oily skin and need to put loose powder to set the makeup. I used color 23 which is very close to my skin tone.

My eye makeup which I did on myself using NYX eyeshadow and Tsuya-Tsuya Gel Liner in purple. I only used the mascara without the extra lengthening fibre because of time constraint.



What do you think about this look? I think I need to do darker shading as I am a monolid person.

Have you heard of Tsuya-Tsuya before?

I will be sharing my Lancome makeover soon. Stay tune...


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Clarins Hydraquench



I receive this sample from Clarins counter. I have finished this 5ml gel and will now tell you my review of this product. I think that this product is very good for dry skin. It provides good moisture. As I have very oily skin, I use it at night only (as directed by Clarins' beauty consultant) and find that my skin is smooth in the morning. 

According to Clarins' website, this Clarins Hydraquench Smoothing Gel is best for Hot Climates. This smoothing gel balances skins moisture levels, tightens pores and controls over active oil glands. The perfect moisture boost for a day of office-conditioning.

Hyaluronic acid: helps maintain ideal moisture levels.
Katafray bark: restructures skins protective outermost layers, limits dehydration.
Sorbier tree bud: stimulates radiance-boosting microcirculation.
Vitamin E: protects against free radic.

Rating for Texture: 4/5 very smooth and absorbs very easily
Overall Rating : 3.5/5
Will I purchase:Most probably not because I have too many moisturiser for night use at the moment

Have you tried this Clarins Hydraquench Smoothing Gel before? How do you like it?

Thanks for sharing.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Nail Art Design for Chinese New Year (LAV 005)

Hi, how is your Monday?
I hope you are not having Monday blues as I will be sharing with you a Red Hot Nail Art Design to brighten up your Monday.

This design is my inspired Chinese New Year nail art design.
I just picked up the color and draw. I hope you like the design!

The design on my right hand looks quite Ok despite drawing with my left hand. Can you tell the difference? I guess it is quite similar. Agree?





The items used are shown below:

Sequence of Application:
  1. Base coat
  2. Nail color
  3. draw design with nail art pen/brush
  4. Top coat
  5. Color used: Revlon Red No 680 
Note: For this design, I only apply one coat as the coverage is very good, I am very happy with the color payoff of Revlon nail polish, I highly recommend you to get one for yourself.

For more nail art designs, pls click here.

Thanks for visiting.


Sunday, January 24, 2010


Hi girls,

I hope everyone had a good weekend.

Today, I am going to show you the latest craze in the nail art world. It is called FIMO nail art.

What you need are as below:

1. the FIMO sticks and a sharp pen knife/blade
2. Nail glue
3. Top coat

In the above picture, I only use top coat. However, I remove it after the photo shoot as I need to do some washing.

Some "cut fruits"


I purchased the FIMO sticks during the Malaysian Beauty Expo at Mid Valley last week. It cost RM12 for 12 sticks. I believe it is sold online.

Have you seen these FIMO nail art before? Have you tried it before? Pls share.

Thanks for visiting Evening Lavender. My upcoming post is my Chinese New Year Nail Art design! Pls come back for more nail art designs♥

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Skin Food Sleeping Mask


Today I am going to introduce to you Skin Food Sleeping Mask. This sleeping mask is a product that you can leave on over night. I like this product because it is easy to use.

Direction for use:
Apply on your face and neck after your moisturiser at night. Leave the mask on until the next morning. You will have a moisturised face and neck the next morning.

Ingredients: fermented soy milk extracts
What it promises: improves the smoothness and resilence of your skin while you are sleeping, reduces and prevents lines and wrinkles
Rating for Texture: 4/5 (very smooth)
Rating for scent : 3.5/5 (very fresh fragrant)
Overall Rating : 4/5
Will I repurchase:Yes
Price:RM76.90 for 100g

Have you tried this Skin Food Sleeping Mask before? What is your favorite sleeping mask at the moment?

Thanks for sharing.

Wth lots of ♥ from ♥Lavender♥

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Avalon Organics Biotin B-Complex Thickening Shampoo


I have been using Avalon Organics Biotin B-Complex Thickening Shampoo for 4 weeks now and find that it reduces hair fall. Therefore, I am introducing it to you if you have similar concern.

Product details: (extracted from

Purified water, organic aloe barbadensis leaf juice(1), sodium cocoyl sulfate, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium cocoyl sarcosinate, vegetable glycerin, serenoa serrulata (saw palmetto) fruit extract, panthenol (pro-vitamin B-5), biotin, thiamine, pyridoxine, niacin, riboflavin, polyquaternium-10, wheat protein, soy protein, citric acid, soyamidopropalkonium chloride, jojoba oil, organic helianthus annuus (sunflower) oil(2), sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, ethylhexylglycerin, organic rosamarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf oil(2) and other essential oils.

Signature ingredient: Made with a healing complex of B vitamins - biotin, niacin and panthenol - to nourish the hair and scalp for added body and shine, increased scalp circulation and stimulation of hair follicles.

Product description: Specifically designed to to help restore thinning hair, this thickening shampoo is fortified with an elixir of biotin, saw palmetto and wheat protein to help control hair loss. It will help strengthen hair strands and boost body and volume for a healthy scalp and thicker, fuller looking hair.

Features and benefits: This thickening shampoo is formulated with nourishing aloe and jojoba, stimulating rosemary, saw palmetto and smoothing, strengthening wheat protein.

Who should use this product? For fine, lifeless or thinning hair.

Directions for use: Apply to wet hair, lather and rinse. Gentle enough for daily use. Best if used in conjunction with Biotin B-Complex Thickening Conditioner.

What I like about this product : gentle for every day use, no artificial colors, no synthetic fragrance or parabens, No animal testing

Rating for Texture:4/5
Rating for Packaging: 3.5/5
Scent: pleasant essential oil fragrant
Overall Product Rating : 4.5/5
Will I repurchase: Yes
Price: RM41.50 for 400ml

Where to purchase: 
For Malaysian readers, you can purchase from BMS Organics located at One Utama new wing (LG 310 - next to Cold Storage).

This product is made in USA. pls visit for more details

Have you tried this shampoo before? What is your favorite shampoo at the moment?

Thanks for sharing.


Monday, January 18, 2010

Nail Polish Collection


Today I am going to share with you pics of my nail polish collection.

The deep colors

The Pinks

The golden hues

The purples

The odd ones

The whole family - 29 and still counting....(some colors are not in the pics)


How many nail polish do u have?

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Eye of the Day (EOTD) Turquoise Eye Shadow

Today's EOTD is Turquoise eye shadow.

Colors used:
Silky Girl

Pls note that I did not show u the mascara and eyeliner pics




What do you think about this color?


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

ROC PURIF-AC Blackhead Scrubbing Mask

Look at the fine blue color beads


I have been using this ROC PURIF-AC Blackhead Scrubbing Mask for a month now (2-3 times a week) and noticed that the blackheads on my face soften and can be squeezed out easily. Some stubborn blackheads have also been removed after using ROC PURIF-AC Blackhead Scrubbing Mask for several times.

What the product promises: 
- refine skin texture and blackhead is reduced within 4 weeks of regular use. 
- tightens pores and prevent the appearance of new blackheads.

Active Ingredients:  Salicylic Acid (When applied on your face, you will experience a tingling sensation and a very cooling effect)

For more details, please read the details here

Rating for Scent:3/5
Rating for Product Texture:4/5 (the microbeads are very fine, comparable with the Avalon Organics scrub that I reviewed earlier)
Rating for Product Packaging: 3.5/5
Rating for Product Effectiveness: 4/5
Price: unavailable (This product is a door gift from ROC workshop that I attended last year)
Will I repurchase: Yes
Where to purchase : leading pharmacies

Have you tried this ROC PURIF-AC Blackhead Scrubbing Mask before? Do you like it? Thanks for sharing.


Monday, January 11, 2010

Win a Kiehl's Grapefruit Body Care Travel Set from Plus Size Kitten

Dear Readers,

If you wish to win a Kiehl's Grapefruit Body Care Travel Set, you can click here and join Plus Size Kitten's birthday giveaway which ends on 17 Jan 2010.

Contest only opens to Malaysian readers.

Hurry and join.

Love ♥Lavender♥

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipstick


Those days, when I first started working I had more than 20 lipsticks. I always ended up throwing them away after 3 yrs due to expiry. Now, I try to limit myself not to make any lipstick purchase till half of the current stocks are used up.

I am currently using Estee Lauder Pure Color Crystal Lipstick in 303 Crystal Pink. At the moment, this is one of my favourite lipsticks. I like its sheer coverage. It is not sticky. The color glides easily and the scent is also quite nice. I usually apply lip balm or gloss before applying lipstick. However, when I am using this Estee Lauder lipstick, I do not have to use any lip gloss as a base. It can be used as your lipgloss if you apply 1-2 coats.

In the above picture, I applied 3-4 coats and yet it looks sheer. That's why i like this Estee Lauder lipstick. It does not make your lips looks so "cakey".

Rating for Product Texture:4/5
Rating for Product Packaging: 4/5
Rating for Product lasting power: 3/5
Price: not sure (maybe RM70 +_)
Will I repurchase: Yes

What brand of lipstick is your favourite? Thanks for sharing.



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