Pre-serum! I knew it was only a matter of time before it became de rigueur for your skincare line up to look incomplete without one form of pre-serum or another icon wink Preview: Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate   To boost skin immunity The latest offering comes from Japanese brand, Shiseido and it will be their biggest skincare launch to date, globally.

shiseido ultimune3 Preview: Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate   To boost skin immunity

I happened to stumble across the global launch of this while scouring the internet one day, and I have to admit that I found it interesting. Not because of the name nor what it proclaims, but because of the amazingly attractive red, curved bottle! HAHA! icon biggrin Preview: Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate   To boost skin immunity Yes, I’m sorry, I could be a sucker for packaging after all icon razz Preview: Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate   To boost skin immunity

Launching here in Malaysia (and perhaps regionally) come September 2014, what then is this Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate? Here’s a preview.

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Ever since I finished Tub #2 of my fave Origins Make A Difference Plus+ day moisturiser, I’d been on the lookout for something new to try. Yes, I could quite easily go back to it (and I plan to!) but trying new things is part of the fun, in case I stumble across a new fave. One new item I dabbled with is this, from my favourite natural/organic skincare brand.

antipodes vanilla day cream Antipodes Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream : When a day cream is more suited for night

The Antipodes Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream was gifted to me and came in handy just as I ran out of my day moisturiser. So far, most of the products I’ve used from the brand has sat well with me and my skin so I was curious to see if this cream would.

As the name implies, the cream has a lovely scent of vanilla. It isn’t the sweet gourmand scent of vanilla cream, if you are starting to cringe at this point. I know, because I’d cringe too. In fact, I was a little worried when I opened the tub, wondering if my nose would be assaulted by the sweet smell of vanilla dessert. Fortunately, it wasn’t.

This cream smells of fresh vanilla, which if you’ve smelled it, isn’t as cloyingly sweet as when found in a dessert. It smells of fresh vanilla mixed with the slightly musky scent of manuka honey and is very pleasant. However, I also realised that it did not quite sit well for me as a day cream.

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wash face facial Your say: Do you wash your face after going for a facial

Do you wash your face after going for a facial?

I was asked this very interesting question once, and I’d kept it at the back of my head ever since; curious about what the majority of people think.

I go for facials as often as I can but while I was more adventurous before in my relative youth, I am now much more cautious about choosing a facial salon, which will be a story for another day icon wink Your say: Do you wash your face after going for a facial For now, I’m curious to know if you do or do not wash your face after going for a facial. And I’m sure you’re wondering what I think about this too icon smile Your say: Do you wash your face after going for a facial

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Fall 2014 sees 2 major luxury brands reformulate their eyeshadow palettes. Goodness now, are they joined at the hip? Years back, both these brands took to formulating sheer balmy lipstick with great gusto (but there can only be 1 winner) then, they went on their own paths only to find their vision for new, better quality eyeshadow converge this year. Yes, we’re talking about the newly reformulated Chanel and Dior eyeshadow palettes.

chanel poesie cover Neutral eyeshadow lovers will not want to miss the newly reformulated Chanel Poesie quad

Actually, we’ll just be talking about the new Chanel eyeshadow palette today, because I’m not yet up to doing a head to head comparison (although I should, shouldn’t I? icon biggrin Neutral eyeshadow lovers will not want to miss the newly reformulated Chanel Poesie quad ) and because I have just had my socks knocked off a brand I’d strayed from and whose eyeshadow quads I famously hated. Yes, HATED.

Back in the day when I was starting out with makeup, everyone loved a Chanel quad called In the Garden, a lovely green and pink quad. I bought it, and spent the rest of my time regretting and hating it because all I got was shimmer. Colour was non existent. It was as if Chanel had not even thought about making pigmented eyeshadow. Bah!

So their reformulation this year of the Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow palettes is timely. The big question is what took them so long?! icon razz Neutral eyeshadow lovers will not want to miss the newly reformulated Chanel Poesie quad The second big question of course, is did they make them better? They’d better!

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