Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Coach Fragrance - Take a Sniff

When I see the word COACH, only handbags come into my mind. Some of you may know that Coach has recently launched its signature fragrance in Oct 2010.

I took a sniff of the new EDT and fell in love with the floral scent instantly. I love the design of the bottle too! However, I still have several bottles of unopened fragrance. So, will not be buying it anytime soon. If you are thinking of trying out a new fragrance to usher in the new year, perhaps you should check this out.  

Product Description (obtained from Aramis & Designer Fragrances)
The first fragrance from Coach embodies the many personalities of the Coach woman…timeless, chic and sophisticated.

The scent is classically inspired with a unique blend of soft florals. The topnote sparkles with tart green mandarin, guava, lush violet petals and giant waterlily. Its complex scent melds honey, orange flower, mimosa and a touch of jasmine. To further enhance the floral signature, the drydown adds a luxurious finish with smooth and supple sandalwood and amber-wood. The result is a beautifully blended fragrance that represents modern beauty, elegance and charm.

The fragrance bottle is truly unique, featuring Coach’s signature design and lozenge. 

Note: Images used with permission from Aramis & Designer Fragrances
Signature EDT 50ml RM245

Signature EDP 50ml RM290

Besides fragrance, Coach has also launched its signature lip glosses.

Signature Lip Glosses RM85

Have a lovely Day!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Product Review: Estee Lauder Pure Color Eye Shadow and Lip Gloss

Dear friends

Today I will be reviewing Estee Lauder Pure Color Eye Shadow and lip gloss that I received during the recent product launch in Oct 2010. I will be showing you the swatches and also 2 EOTDs (Eye of the Day).

Purple Passion - Satin Finish (has a slight shimmer)

Lavish Mink - Matte finish (This color is super pigmented, you just need to touch it lightly)

Look at the lovely casing. This casing is designed in such a way that even if you accidentally dropped it, the eye shadow will not crack. This was demonstrated to us during the launch.

Left: Lavish Mink - This is a Brownish Black color. The texture is matte and super pigmented / Right: Purple Passion has a satin finish with a very slight glitter

The lip gloss is called Simply Pink Shine No 35
The following are the EOTDs. 
First one, using Purple Passion to create a purplish look (obviously)

Second one, using Lavish Mink to create a brown look

What do I like about Pure Color Gloss?
1. Non sticky
2. Pigmented - can be worn alone without lipstick
3. Hydrating
Price: RM75

What do I like about Pure Color Eye Shadow?
1. Very Pigmented ( The Matte finish is more pigmented than the Satin Finish)
2. Easy to work on i.e. color can be built up, layer by layer
3. the casing is cute
Price: RM70 each
Hope you like my EOTDs. 

Has anyone tried this new range? Do share.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

SkincareRx is having a 25% Friends and Family Discount Code

Hi My Dear Readers,
I want to share with you that SkinCareRx (It's connected sites are Apothica.com and Skinbotanica.com) is having a friends and family sale with a discount code of 25% off
Certain brands are excluded. Just browse the site and see if there is anything that you have been wanting to try!

They have brands such as M2, Kinerase, La Roche-Posay, Skin Ceuticals, and many more. You can also check out their sites for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for some great savings.
Don’t forget to check out the Apothica and SkinCareRx Facebook pages. They will be giving out some prizes. 

The code expires on  1 December, 2010.
note: They do not ship to Malaysia though. Nearest is Singapore. 

Happy shopping!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Product Review: Collistar Thermoactive Talasso Body Scrub (for slimming)

Dear Friends,

Thanks for visiting my blog. Sorry for the lack of posts lately. November has been a busy month. December will be the same as well. My weekends from now till December is fully booked.

Today I will be reviewing the Collistar Thermoactive Talasso Scrub. This deluxe sample size (150g) is provided by SaSa Malaysia for the purpose of product review.

Lets look at the product texture

The Ingredients: Lavandula Angustifolia is Lavender essential oil's scientific name while Rosmarinus Officinalis is Rosemary
The moment I opened the bottle, I can recognize that this product contains Lavender and Rosemary essential oil. So, I read the ingredients list and true enough, stated there are Lavandula Angustifolia (i.e. Lavender essential oil's scientific name) and Rosmarinus Officinalis (i.e. Rosemary). As I am a user of essential oil, I am really happy to see both ingredients in this scrub.
However, on the down side I also spotted SLS - Sodium Lauryl Sulfate in the ingredients list. 

Product Description on the pack:

Product Information (obtained from http://www.collistar.com/index.asp)

Thermoactive Talasso-Scrub
reshaping exfoliating salts with phytoextracts and essential oils
A special heat-effect thalasso treatment designed to exfoliate and reshape the body.
Exfoliating action - Sea salts leave the skin instantly smoother, brighter and more toned.
Remodelling effectiveness - Six different plant extracts with strong lipolitic proper ties act in synergy to reduce accumulations of fat. Their effectiveness is boosted by the heat effect, which stimulates the skin microcirculation and helps the active principles to penetrate, and by the draining action performed by osmosis by the sea salts.
Revitalizing power - Lavender and rosemary essential oils revive the skin and give energy and wellbeing to the organism. 

My Review
The scrub uses the principle of stimulating our skin's microcirculation to create the heat effect similar to a slim-wrap effect.

Main Ingredients: 90 types of sea salt, glycerine, green tea, ivy, fig shoots, essential oil of Rosmary and Lavender.

How to use this body scrub?
Mix the product with a spatula, massage it over the DRY body and rinse off under the shower.
Must be used on DRY SKIN. Please do not use on the bust area (This is being reminded by the SaSa sales lady)
For best results, use once or twice a week.

My Experience Using this Product:
What I like about this product is of course the smell of Lavender and Rosemary essential oil. The aromatherapy scent awakens my senses and I feel like I am enjoying a spa except there is no spa lady to attend to me.
After scrubbing my body for about 3-5 mins, the salt becomes a bit wet and I feel a slight warming sensation on my skin. I only concentrate on areas with fat deposits (I think you know where). Thereafter, I shower off the salt and wash my body with my body wash. 
The result: My skin feels super smooth like a baby's skin.

This product is available at all SASA outlets. It retails at RM145 for 700g.

My Rating:
Product texture: 4/5
Product scent: 5/5 (The product contains essential oil)
I can't comment on whether this product can effectively reduce body fat as I only used it for 3 times. 
If this product can work, I don't mind buying it as it is not expensive as compared to the slimming therapies that cost a few thousands. 
However, knowing myself I doubt that I will be very diligent in using it because scrubbing is hard work.
But wait.....I got an idea, you can bring it to your massage lady to do it for you. How about that? I will leave you with this wild suggestion.

Stay tune my beauty friends and share your thoughts in my comment box ya... Thanks for visiting.


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Product Review: Empro Day and Night Mascara - for Girls on the Go

Dear My Beauty Friends,

The long Deepavali weekend is coming to an end. Still not too late for me to wish all my Hindu readers  a Happy Deepavali!

I trust the rest of you are keeping well. Today, I'll be sharing with you my thoughts about Empro Day & Night Mascara.

If the eye is the window to the soul, then how should we describe a Mascara? Can we call a Mascara the "window frame"? Ha ..ha...just some crazy thoughts.

Anyway, here are the product description obtained from Empro Malaysia

Empro Day and Night Mascara

provides extra Volume, extra Length, Vivid, Curlier Curls, Easy to remove, Water resistant, Clump-free, Smudge-free

Blending natural herbal ingredients with an advanced antioxidant formula, and enriched with vitamin E, the empro mascara nourishes your eyelashes as it creates a more beautiful you. Its velvety texture feels silky soft on even the most sensitive skin around the eyes.

Lengthen + extra curl
Day Use - Liquid mascara can be applied to coast lashes with fine precision and care for a luxuriant and distinctively vivid appearance and readily makes lashes look twice as long.
Volume + extra curl
Night Use - Creates extra volume to give you plush, curly eyelashes for a charming, vivid and alluring effect on your eyes, whatever the occasion.

Specially designed by world-renowned face art professor, Mr. CocoAlex (Assc.Prof.BCAS,UK.)

Empro Day and Night Mascara - 2 in one product , very convenient for girls on the go!

Empro Day Mascara - lengthens and add extra curls

Empro Night Mascara - add volume and extra curls

My bare lashes - Before applying mascara

After applying eyeshadow and Empro Day Mascara - my lashes are more defined and visible!

The Empro Day Mascara separates my lashes well, no clumping even after 3 coats!

What do I like about this product:

1. The fine fibre in the mascara slowly builds the length as you apply.

My Tip: I use the zigzag motion to apply the mascara starting from the tips to the roots of my lashes. You can hold the brush for about 3 seconds to add to the curling effect. I apply about 3 coats (allow each coat to dry before applying the next coat)

2. This mascara does not smudge. This I can testify. As a person with very oily skin, sometimes my mascara smudges after 3 hours of application but this mascara does not. Great for girls with oily skin.

3. No clumping (as you can see in my picture above)

4. Lashes are soft after application. I have tried some mascara that makes my lashes stiff.

5. Lashes stay beautiful for the whole day

6. No fall out from the fibre. This is another plus point. (I hate fallouts)

7. Make my lashes look natural but better

8. Day and Night Mascara in one tube, convenient for those who need to attend night function straight from the office.

My Rating:

Rating for Product Packaging: 4/5
Rating for Product Effectiveness/Coverage: 4/5
Price: RM58.80 for 10ml

What brand of mascara are you using now? Any favourite brand? Do share.

You can also read my review on other Empro products here.

Thanks for reading and have a blessed week ahead!

 Note: Products are provided by Empro Malaysia for review purposes


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