Thursday, January 28, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
When I used maybelline before I thought it is too light on coverage
but on a gd skin day it is perfect
Been putting too much foundation and caked up so looking a more naturaL
base look. just dap some powder on area ie chin and nose is perrrfect
Still on trial looking for the best eyeline that dun run even Barry m
fail on me
Only thing works is gel liner or liquid liner pencil liner heads
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
I got 35000 words in phd waiting for me and I must crack on
still my love for beauty didn’t die, in fact it grows and I start opening up more of my haul from last year...
I decided rather than a long review, i’ll do mini-blogging
1 pic a day and a few words..
but at least this blog is still running
if you want to know what i do daily hehe
dreve0317 is my twitter username
Monday, January 11, 2010
So while I freeze in the very snowy weather in UK, i managed to stay home (ooo I stay home all day anyway) and take more photos with iphone. Seriously, The iphone camera functionality is not bad at all.
This is a review to compliment to Jennifer’s review to the two way foundation. Muah. jennifer. I won’t forget you even you’re in Denmark and still desperate find you the sleek palette
Anyway, Jennifer managed to haul this for me from Hong kong as I wanted to try this. She got OC3 under my instruction ‘get the shade which is darker than yours’ and hence OC3.
And if you are thinking why the case looks so different? I blinged it. I did this first thing I got it as I thought the casing is a bit plain
Maybelline Angelfit two-way foundation
What’s special about this?
Apparently is the Number 1 seller in Japan, and it is design especially for Asian woman. Also according to what I read online, it is really good if you are SE Asian woman as all reviews ‘complain’ it is rather dark. It starts the shade from OC1 which is roughly NC 20. Some even say OC1 is equalivent to a NC30 to start with.Anyway, what I want to say is this is a foundation for ladies with medium skin tone.
with casing around £10, without around £8. not bad not bad...
What do I think of it.
To start with, and unfortunately. The shade is a bit too dark. It think OC3 is even for girls of NC35-37.
The texture is rather dry even I wet my sponge to apply. But if you moisturise and prime your face well (i.e. I tried with priming Laura Mercier Hydrating Primer) it solved the drying area around the nose.
Coverage is good, not as heavy a the liquid version but good enough as a travel companion to use on its own.
Smooth on applying, and I can’t fault it at all.
Would you recommend it?
Yes. All medium skintone ladies which absolutely haul one. We should support a company who ‘accidentally’ made something especially for us.
P.S. I am also selling this away if anyone wants it. (I must dejunk my foundation) I’m creating a sales haul, but if anyone wants this I’ll sell this for £4 without case. Swatched once.
To compare how dark it is, i took a swatch of what i generally use:
E = Ettusais Pore Zero foundation in OC40
it is a lot lighter compare to the Angelfit OC3. And a lot yellow-tone. This is my one of the very little collection of perfect match foundation I got
N = Nanoce BB cream No.2
you can see a bit darker than Ettusais but still lighter than Angelfit. But remember, Nanoce supposingly adjust to your skintone so the darker colour here does not reflect truly on my face
A = Angelfit OC3
the darkest and not very easy to swatch either. It took at least 3 swatch to show up here on the cotton pad.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
*Disclaimer: this product is given to me by Skin MD Natural for review purpose*
Wow. think the PR in Skin Md thought the parcel been lost. no.. it’s been sitting with me since the postal strike stopped but as I have tonnes on my list, and I don’t want to write yet another normal review. i decided to fully test it out before writing this.
What is it:
Shielding Lotion. basically the concept is to create a layer to prevent your skin from harm of the outside world. For me, it sounds like the use of primer for foundation or simply foundation to protect your skin.
This version I receive also contains SPF 15, which I think is crucial on all foundations and moisturiser. (IPSA Listen to me here!!!)
How to use:
Apply after your moisturiser
How much and weight:
this version with SPF 15 cost 19.99 per bottle for 120ml
and the one without spf is 14.99 (ouch... it cost as much as my boots No.7 cream)
lotion on my hand
How do I use it and when:
you know when you have a boyfriend... they sometimes turn round and say... ‘you know i think you have just put on too much make up there’.
Recently. maybe my Shiseido whitening toner is working.. all those foundation I bought in Summer (lancome, revlon etc) does not fit me another more. So the complain about too much makeup is being heard on a day in day out basis.
But... I don’t really want to go out with a bare face, so this works in replace to the foundation i have and create a layer of protection. I only dig this out because of the cold weather. The texture is rather thick and towards oily for me, and it is not immediately absorb by skin on face. perfect! this is what a winter moisturiser should do in the days when your skin dried out due to too much warm air at home
Now, this is not just a face lotion, but hand and body as well. i apply the lotion to the area of my ezcema on my legs and it really smooths it out. i prefer applying body lotion first then the shielding lotion later.
According to their site, you can replace your moisturiser with Shielding Lotion. oh yes, i love all in one
I really like the concept. Ok, it is call shielding lotion but for me is the ‘tell the boyfriend to go away and I’ll put a bare face for you’ lotion. I love the fact that you can put on something between your bare face and the harsh environment. I use this on the days even bB cream might be too lazy for me and I slap this on for a pop out to the shop trip.
In terms of a body lotion, i think the texture is better on the body rather than the face. i think the lotion is suitable for cold countries, but i’ll avoid this if I’m in Hong Kong. If my BB cream doesn’t work in HK, I dun think this is.
I totally love this but unfortunately it is rather on the pricey side. If you see this as a unique product, £19.99 won’t be an issue (Paul and joe is the same price). But the plain design will put people off. I wonder if the plain design is helping to keep the price low (?) for this unique product.
I wouldn’t have pick this up in my local pharmacy unless i get this for review purpose. I’m going to keep using it, in particular my body area to see if it’ll help with the eczema.
Will i buy it again?
Yes. Only in winter months and body use. I am going to replace my daily moisturizer with this and see how good it’ll be. My IPSA Metabolizer R4 (the most moisturise version) is not doing me anything this winter (we have snow snow and snow) for the past 2 weeks. And I want to see if it’ll help the eczema
If you’re looking only for something as a primer, or ‘boyfriend stop moaning lotion’ it might be a bit pricey. I would love to see if the price can go down around 3 to 5 pounds.
All photos taken in this review is by an iphone with the Lomo effect. I thought I better write something dfiferent, as there are quite a few beauty blogs that has feature this product
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
My friend J’s sister is getting married in April, and asking me for a few times they wanted to see if I can help with baking 200 cupcakes.
I initially gave them a commercial price, but thought, oh well, i’ll do it to what they need. So deal done, and I invited them home to taste some of the creation.
It took me around 2 hours to bake 24 cupcakes, mixing colours and baking without enough trays is slightly difficult but I managed.
Also received some cake stands as x’mas present so it was just perfect to put it out.
The bride wants a tiffany theme wedding.. so here you go. Enjoy !
I actually like this design a lot. Nice and simple. no fuss.
just another photos by the window
the top tier
the most popular design, two tone rose design...
I also gave these to Yinnie when I met her the same night. i simply can’t eat 24 cupcakes at all. Cats and S refused so I gave it to people who would appreciate it.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Happy new year!
I have been busy with all those celebrations and taking care of the 2 little monsters at home. SO this is travel post :)
those who are following me on twitter (Dreve0317) knows that I have been busy. I met up with yinnie for NYE. hehe surprise darling! And of course, there were some cupcakes to offer as well. Shame we can’t stay as we need to dash back to my friend’s brother, who was home alone as a typical Otaku.
Went to Yorkshire last weekend and we were so lucky. There was thick snow everywhere. Except S’ car cant’ really deal with snow, so I kept going out to check the traffic so that his car can roll back and reverse to somewhere safe.
So here you go.. some travel fun photos
this is Castle howard near York. We went in free because the staff were too cold to man the ticket offce or the security box. We had the all place to ourselves!! And yes i was excited and jumping around
lying on top of snow... in front of the main mansion in Castle Howard
my magical wellingtons boots from Joules. They keep me safe on black ice and dry!! thank you S who told me to bring them along. Poor S with his trainers
If you want some pretty waiters/waitress in uniform and good afternoon, you must go to Bettys (Cafe). They serve one of the best afternoon tea in my opinion. the down point was you need to wait. No reserving allowed.
See the woman in furcoat? I thought I was in russia haha
The Bresaola sandwich at Bettys. Raw beef with very very nice salad. Oh yummy!!
If you came to England without trying some local produced sausage.. you have missed out. This is one of the best banger and bash i tasted. on Goodramgate in York.
so that’s all from me. I have tried out a few new products this x’mas so I shall blog about them soon, when i can take some time out from cats.
Dao and chu eating... chu is really growing very quickly. they have the same bum now