Monday, September 20, 2010

Apothica $25 Gift Certificate Giveaway

Dear My Beloved Readers,
September 2010 is the 1st anniversary of Evening Lavender's blog. Thanks to all my lovely followers, fellow bloggers and silent readers who faithfully read and follow this humble blog. 

First of all, I would like to introduce to you, an online beauty store that offers a wide array of beauty products that ranges from cosmetics , fragrance, skincare and haircare. I am so thrilled to see so many reputable brands that are offered at

One of the skincare brands that caught my attention is none other than Jurlique. Jurlique skincare contains natural plants and herbs grown in South Australia. I have tried their products before and I simply love the rose facial mist.

I am pleased to announce that has so kindly sponsor a USD25 gift certificate for one lucky winner to be used at, and


1. This giveaway is opened internationally.

2. To enter you must be a follower of this blog via Google Friend Connect. If you are not a follower yet, please click on the Follower icon on the right hand side of this blog and follow the instruction.

3. Please state your follower ID and email address followed by your comments.
Note: Your email address is very important as I will pass your contact information to the sponsor for them to email you the gift code.

4. Closing Date is 20 October 2010 at 12 midnight (Malaysian time).

5. The giveaway winner will be chosen randomly. However, you can earn more entries by doing the following (please leave comment on this post on what you have done so that I can count your entries):
  • One entry for becoming a fan of FaceBook
  • One entry for following on Twitter
  • Two entries to retweet tweet about this giveaway
  • Two entries to leave a comment about Apothica (especially the specified brand) in the comment section of my blog
  • Two entries for opting-in for Newsletter (found at the bottom of their website)
  • Seven entries for a blog post with a link directed to the specified brand
a.   Must have a minimum of 100 words and use a pre-defined anchor text and link to a specific page.
b.   For example, if the brand you are highlighting is Too Faced, an entrant would have to use the word “Too Faced” and link it to in your own blog post

Note: Two additional entries for posting this giveaway on your blog. 
(pls tell me your link if you have done so)

Hurry, submit your entries and good luck!


Saturday, September 18, 2010

Makeover for Friends

Dear readers

This is a very short post to show you the before and after photo of my friend and her mom in law. They requested me to do a simple makeup for an evening function. 

The mom in law requested to use red lipstick. Fortunately I have a red lipstick sample from Clarins. That is why collecting sample is useful.

See the pictures and let me know your view. 

I will be doing a giveaway soon. So, stay tune.

Have a lovely day!


Friday, September 10, 2010

Brown EOTD for Monolid

This is a brown look that I created some time ago.

Have a lovely weekend!


Selamat Hari Raya

This post is specially for all my Muslim readers.

Wishing you Selamat Hari Raya and have a meaningful celebration!



Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Product Review: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex

I believe that the eye is the window to the soul. Our age can be revealed by looking at our eye areas. That is why we have to pay special attention to our delicate eye areas. When I was in my 20's , I did not really pay attention to the usage of eye cream but now it is a different story altogether.

Recently, I was given the opportunity to try out the new Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex for the purpose of writing a product review. After trying the product for 2 weeks, I think it's time for me to share with you what I think about this product.

For your information this Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex also uses the Chronolux Technology first used in Advanced Night Repair.
You can read my review on Advanced Night Repair here.

Before I present you my opinion, let's read about the product benefits according to the Estee Lauder Company: 
(Note: Information quoted from Estee Lauder Company)

The Active Ingredients:

Red Micro-Algae is a miracle of bio-technology from the deserts of Israel, works in synergy with Poria Cocos Extract and Caffeine, providing outstanding anti-irritant benefits to reduce the look of dark circles and puffiness. The Red Micro-Algae also acts as an anti-oxidant, working together with Mulberry Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Extract and Grape Extract to brighten and help protect the eye area

Additionally, vital Hyaluronic Acid and barrier-building ingredients help skin around the eyes lock in moisture and strengthen skin’s protective moisture barrier, while an additional blend of advanced ingredients firms and smoothes the delicate eye area skin.  This advanced eye serum gel helps safeguard skin’s future by neutralizing up to 90% of environmentally generated free radicals before they can cause your skin to look prematurely aged

What the product promises?
NEW Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex delivers both immediate and long-lasting results over time to help reduce the look of every key sign of visible aging around the eye area.

▪ The eye area receives a burst of hydration to refresh eyes and soften fine dry, lines. 
▪ Eyes look brighter and more radiant. 
▪ 90% of environmentally generated free radicals are neutralized before they can cause your   
   skin to look prematurely aged.

Over time:
▪ In just one week, skin is more moisturized and smoother.
▪ Skin looks healthier, while the appearance of fine lines and crepiness is diminished. The eye area skin looks firmer and more youthful.
▪ Fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness, dark circles, dryness and uneven skin tone around the eye are
  dramatically reduced.

Close up on the product texture

A plastic applicator that comes with the product
A closer look at the texture of the product

What do I think about this product after using it for 2 weeks?

Here are the photos of my eyes. Pardon me for the different lighting in the 2 pictures. As you can see, I have fine lines and dark circles. Both pictures are without any makeup.

Before using ANR eye cream

After using the product for 2 weeks, I still do not see any major difference to my dark circles. Of course, this is not a magic potion. However, I do think that my fine lines have become slightly softer.

I could also feel that my eye area is more hydrated. This is proven when I apply powder on my under eye, it is less cakey now compared to before using this product.

Thirdly, I feel that my eye area is more refreshed after using this product. Upon application, the product has a slight tingling sensation.

2 weeks after using ANR eye cream

What I like about this product?
1. The texture of the product is not too rich / too heavy. It is just right. 
2. The product glides on to the skin smoothly, giving a silky feeling
3. The slight tingling sensation gives my eye area a refeshing feeling after each application
4. You only need to apply a very small amount (size of a grain of rice for both eyes) to feel the moisturising effect. This is because of the Hyaluronic Acid that can seal in the moisture. 

This product retails at RM190 for a 15ml bottle.

Would I recommend this product to you?
Yes, if you have the budget.

Have you tried this product before? If you are interested to try the texture of this product, I think you can try to get a sample from any Estee Lauder counter.

I hope this review is helpful to you. 
Thanks for reading and have a lovely day!


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Turquoise and Blue EOTD for monolid

Dear Friends

Hope everything is well with you today. 

This is my turquise look again. Quite similar with the previous one actually.

Thanks for visiting!

Have a lovely day!


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Lilac, Baby Blue and Dark Blue EOTD for Monolid

Dear Friends

Today's look is a combination of lilac, baby blue and dark blue. The products are shown below.

Thanks for visiting!


Saturday, September 4, 2010

Bluish EOTD for Monolid

Dear Friends

Another EOTD using pink, lilac and blue. Sorry I forgot to take pics of the colors used.

Thanks for your visit. please come again!


Turquoise EOTD using Elianto palette

Today I have another Turquoise look from my Elianto palette. No mascara was used.

Have a lovely day!


Friday, September 3, 2010

Skin Food Parsley & Mandarin Emulsion (for troubled skin)

Hi Friends

Today I will share with you about Skin Food Parsley and Mandarin Emulsion (for troubled skin). This is my second bottle and I rarely repurchase the same moisturiser. 

This product is suitable for oily skin type. I have no problem using it. The texture is watery and light. It has a nice smell. I use it in the morning.

My rating:

Rating for Scent: 4/5
Rating for Product Texture:4/5
Rating for Product Packaging: 3/5
Rating for Product Effectiveness: 4/5
Will I repurchase: Yes, this is my second bottle

What brand of moisturiser are you using now? Any favourite brand? Thanks for sharing.


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Estee Lauder Block Buster Color Collection 2010

Dear Friends

Text Box:  Yes.. the long yearly wait is over… check out these fantastic items in the collection :-
  • Deluxe Pure Color Eye shadow Compact in 18 eye shadow shades with 2 eye shadow applicators
  • Deluxe Face Compact in 4shades : 4  Signature Blushes and 1blush applicator
  • 4 Pure Color Long Lasting Lipsticks
  • Artist Eye Pencil in 3 shades
  • 2 Pure Color Gloss
  • Lash Primer Plus Full treatment formula
  • Take-It-Away Gentle Cleansing Milk – 100ml
  • 4 Piece Professional Makeup Brush Set : Powder Brush, Blush Brush, Lip Brush and Eye Brush
  • Gold Fabric Wrapped Stand up Mirror 

Image from Estee Lauder company

Don’t miss out on this once-a-year makeup collection. This collection is worth RM 1,850 but retails at only RM 220 with any Estee Lauder purchase of RM230 or more. Visit your nearest Estee Lauder counter to get re-acquainted with the new Blockbuster starting from 1st September 2010.

I am tempted to get one but my last year's set is still new with so many items still untouched.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Clinique Makeup workshop 5 June 2010


This is a long outstanding post. I attended the Makeup workshop organized by Clinique and Cosmopolitan magazine on 5 June 2010.

Myself  and other bloggers

The participants of the workshop

I use this blue palette for my look

The mascara really lengthens my lashes. But I forgot the name ...oops sorry.

This is the look that I created with the blue palette
Thanks for reading!

Have a lovely Day!



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