Maybe I’ve been living under a rock, but when I went for the Chanel Fragrance Journey a while ago, that was the first time I found out about something called a “Hair Mist”. Apparently, although it sounds like a decadent beauty item to own, it’s one of their most popular fragrance products. Go figure eh?

perfume neutralize smells Tip: Use a travel/sample perfume spray to neutralize food smells from hair and clothing

But that wasn’t my take-away from it. What I learned is that the Hair Mist can not only refresh hair and leave it smelling softly of your favourite scent, if your favourite scent is No. 5, but it can also be used to neutralise food smells. Now, that was a bit of trivia I filed away in my memory palace. I knew it was going to come in handy one day.

And it did! I don’t own the Hair Mist, but I decided to try something of my own using travel/sample perfume spay vials icon biggrin Tip: Use a travel/sample perfume spray to neutralize food smells from hair and clothing

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You know, it took me a long while to warm up to BB Creams and it wasn’t until I eventually found some that actually worked for me that I actually warmed up to the idea of using them. By that time, CC Creams had come on the scene and I had a headdesk moment. I was going to have to re-learn the whole notion of alphabet creams again!

CC Creams, or Colour Correcting creams claimed to be an improvement on BB Creams. They boasted a lighter texture, and colour correcting pigments instead of mere tint. If you ask me however, barring some truly colour correcting creams that are basically primers to correct sallowness or redness in skintone, there is very little to distinguish BB or CC Creams. So you know what? Don’t bother. Just use whatever you like, whatever it may be called. Even if it be a GG (Glamorously Gorgeous) Cream which isn’t yet invented but which just might be icon razz Paris Picks! The CC Cream Edition   3 CC Creams Ive been using recently Remember however, it is first and foremost a makeup item, not skincare so please clean it off accordingly and please do not attempt to sleep in it.

cc creams Paris Picks! The CC Cream Edition   3 CC Creams Ive been using recently

But because everyone loves labels, I thought I’d share with you 3 CC Creams I’ve tried that I actually like and use pretty often. It might surprise you that a popular CC Cream that was said to have started the whole trend isn’t here in my list, but you know, that’s life icon smile Paris Picks! The CC Cream Edition   3 CC Creams Ive been using recently I just found myself preferring these. So let me quickly share them with you because I’ve never reviewed them individually before this and I’ve got a tip for making these CC Creams work better for me! icon biggrin Paris Picks! The CC Cream Edition   3 CC Creams Ive been using recently

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Earlier this week, I confessed that I tend to wander around on off days without makeup. But you know, in this age of selfies and easy access to high quality cameras in mobile phones, sometimes that just isn’t a good idea. Especially more so if you’re with friends and then someone whips out their swanky new phone and says “Hey guys, let’s take a groupfie! I want to share it on Instagram!” and before you can unfurrow your brow and wonder “What on earth is a groupfie?!” the photo is taken and uploaded to Instagram and oh dear, you look all washed out and no amount of filters will help you! icon razz Getting Selfie ready in 10 minutes with Laura Mercier (And a chance to win with @LauraMercierMY)

laura mercier tm Getting Selfie ready in 10 minutes with Laura Mercier (And a chance to win with @LauraMercierMY)

If I know I’ll be out with company, I sometimes put on some very simple makeup, just to even out skin tone and define features. Sometimes, this forms the basis of a casual workday face too. And for this purpose, I often turn to some easy tools from Laura Mercier which aren’t only easy, they’re importantly quick to assemble! Let me show you what I use to get a selfie-ready face icon biggrin Getting Selfie ready in 10 minutes with Laura Mercier (And a chance to win with @LauraMercierMY) (psst! There’s a very easy Instagram contest at the end of the post to enter to win their famed tinted moisturiser for a year!)

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Alright, who’s ready for Christmas… or as they say in very PC circles these days, the “Holiday season”? It used to be called Christmas collections not very long ago but it’s now known as Holiday collections. Call it what we want, the end of year makeup and beauty collections are usually one that everyone looks out for because you get some very good value sets and also some very pretty products. Bling! Sparkle! It’s all found in the Chris… I mean Holiday makeup collections icon biggrin PREVIEW: A Whirlwind tour and guide to Sephora Holiday Collections by price

sephora xmas PREVIEW: A Whirlwind tour and guide to Sephora Holiday Collections by price

Sephora Makeup Trio Pouches RM92, Ornament Lip Gloss RM16

I was recently given a preview of some of the Holiday Collections that will be carried by various Sephora-exclusive brands and since I know that most of you are also waiting for news of their availability and what to get, I thought I’d give you a quick overview and preview of what will be available from the various makeup brands, and also what I would look out for.

To make it easier for you, I’ve also separated them out into 3 price categories (do note that because I’m in Malaysia, this information is accurate for Sephora Malaysia stores and prices are listed in RM)

  • Below RM100
  • RM100-199
  • RM200 and above

This will, I hope, make it easier for you to decide how to budget for your Sephora purchases come early November 2014 when everything bursts into stores nationwide icon biggrin PREVIEW: A Whirlwind tour and guide to Sephora Holiday Collections by price So, brace yourself for a very photo-intensive post and please tell me what your picks will be! icon biggrin PREVIEW: A Whirlwind tour and guide to Sephora Holiday Collections by price

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