Friday, October 23, 2009

Does Your Hair Care Routine Need a Makeover?
Does Your Hair Care Routine Need a Makeover?

See what steps you should change to get perfectly soft and shiny hair

Does Your Hair Care Routine Need a Makeover?

Lather, rinse, repeat. Seems pretty simple, right? Not so much. Taking care of your hair (especially when it's color-treated) can be tricky, and so many things out there (heat styling, the sun, hair dye) can keep you from your best locks. This quiz will show you what you may be doing wrong -- and how to make it right, so you can have the hair you've always wanted.

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Luxury Beauty Spy
Luxury Beauty Spy

Women agree, money is no object when it comes to these must-have product splurges

Luxury Beauty Spy

If you've ever wanted to peek at a rich woman's bathroom counter, now's your chance. We surveyed 11 women who, when it comes to beauty, spare no expense. From laser treatments to pricey salon visits, they always make room for these luxury services and products simply because they are "the best." Feel like splurging? (Psst ... some of them are actually quite affordable!)

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Victor & Rolf Spring/Summer 2010

This gown from Victor & Rolf definitely looks like a piece of cheese to me :)

The next two gowns have similar resemblance to something...(scroll down for the answer...Hint: I saw it during my trip to Bali :P)

Balinese temple roofs! Nice work of art. Adorable :D

Friday, October 16, 2009

Ditch Dark Circles and Puffiness for Good
Ditch Dark Circles and Puffiness for Good

Use these expert tips to treat and camouflage your annoying eye issues the right way

When eye cream or concealer alone won't do the trick, you may need to look into other options when it comes to treating and masking dark circles and puffiness. Whether they're a result of genetics or lack of sleep, too much sun or alcohol, these tricks -- courtesy of dermatologist Dr. Heidi Waldorf and New York City-based makeup artist Tina Turnbow -- will help you zap them for good, and disguise them like a pro until they're gone.

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Quick Update

I'll be heading to Hong Kong tomorrow for another vacation, woohoooo...Meeting my babe there. Definitely a shopping trip, done my homework, hopefully i'll be able to find good fashion and cosmetics deal :P Can't wait to meet NARS, Jill Stuart, H&M etc... Will update soon about the trip when I get home :D Happy holidays too! We're having long weekend for Deepavali here.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Quiz: How Attention-Grabbing Is Your Style?
Quiz: How Attention-Grabbing Is Your Style?

See if your look is cutting edge enough or if it could use a little inspiration

Quiz: How Attention-Grabbing Is Your Style?

Do you get appreciative stares as you walk down the street, or do people merely look right through you? Your style is what people notice first, so it should be eye-catching and express your personality. Take this quiz to find out if your style is cutting edge enough -- then get customized tips and product recommendations to help you play up your edgy side even more.

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

10 Best Budget Beauty Tips
10 Best Budget Beauty Tips

How to use household items (even leftovers!) to look gorgeous on the cheap

10 Best Budget Beauty Tips

Does your tight budget make even drugstore beauty products a luxury? Don't fret. These bargain beauty tips will show you how to turn kitchen leftovers and more into everything you need to look great. Bonus: these tips all use natural ingredients -- good for you, good for the earth!

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MAC Halloween Looks

MAC Artists worldwide have created various Halloween looks and I'm featuring a few of them here (no scary ones :P). To copy a look, check the list of M∙A∙C products used and follow the how-to’s on the charts in Facebook. Here's the link:

If you want a piece of advice on preparing a Halloween look, you may view this Q&A with MAC Senior Artist, Luc B. here.

There’s also a video in the end showing five top looks in transformation by M∙A∙C Senior Artists.

Enjoy copying a look for this Halloween!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Top 13 Tinted Moisturizers
Top 13 Tinted Moisturizers

From Laura Mercier to Olay, check out the goods that keep our readers' skin pretty and protected

Top 13 Tinted Moisturizers

Looking for a miracle product that will combine sunscreen, moisturizer and even out skin tone? It's actually not far-fetched at all! The tinted moisturizers on this list do all that and more. See which ones readers love the most. Here's to hitting two (or rather, three) birds with one stone!

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No. 13: Jane Nearly Foundation Tinted Moisturizer, $4.99 average reader rating: 8.5

No. 13: Jane Nearly Foundation Tinted Moisturizer, $4.99

One reader says, "it's wonderful for women with pink undertones to their skin," while another loved how it made her skin look tan ...

No. 12: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, $42 average reader rating: 8.7

No. 12: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, $42

"It is very natural, so you don't look like you are wearing any makeup. You simply look like you have beautiful skin ..."

No. 11: Clarins Hydra-Care Tinted Moisturizer SPF 6, $42 average reader rating: 8.8

No. 11: Clarins Hydra-Care Tinted Moisturizer SPF 6, $42

"Even if you have clear skin already, this will even out your skin tone ..."

Want to see what's no. 1? Click here!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

New Purchases

I haven't been updating on my purchases for quite some time. So I'm gonna dump all my latest goodies here. Hope they don't bore you :P

Of course I did haul in Bali, just a modest one...

A floral tube dress...

Nike socks and sports bra, apparently, Nike products are cheaper in Indonesia than in Malaysia.

Beautiful beaded bracelets from Bali...

I was out of supply for eye cream, I considered purchasing Clinique's All About Eyes Rich and came upon this promotion. A free 10 packs of Moisture Surge Eye Mask with purchase of a 7ml All About Eyes Rich. Can't help giving it a try :P

I also claimed this sample of Clinique's foundation for a try...

The BA was kind enough to let me try their SPF 50 Sun Block too...

My MAC hauls! My current powder foundation was also hitting pan, so I opt to go for MAC's Mineralize Skinfinish Natural.

The lipglass here, Young Thing from Makeup Art Cosmetic's Collection was bought on impulse, but I really love it! It is like the lipglass form of MAC's Creme D' Nude lipstick *hearts*

MAC's 217 Blending brush is a must have! My first MAC full size brush apart from my MAC's SE brushes.

Black Russian pearlglide liner from MAC's Love That Look Collection.

Also purchased My Beauty Diary Mask to try on. One of the products highly raved by bloggers.

That's about it, hopefully I'll manage to do reviews on the products I have here :D