Coffret D’or goes sweet and noble with the release of the upcoming party palettes. I reckon its for the holiday season. There are 2 palettes – Sweet Dressy and Noble Dressy.

coffretdor3 Coffret Dor Party Palettes   Sweet Dressy and Noble Dressy

Sweet Dressy is, as the name implies, to impart a sweet look. The slim palette contains 6 colours – 3 powder eyeshadows and 3 lipstick and lipgloss combinations. The eyeshadows are in the pink-purple family which is favoured by the Japanese for a sweet look. The lipsticks are quite a deep shade with a sparkly lipgloss to round off the look. Knowing the Japanese style of lipsticks, they would be sheer – just how I like it. I’m quite taken in with the middle colour of the Sweet Dressy eyeshadow palette – it looks like a nice silvery tone.

coffretdor4 Coffret Dor Party Palettes   Sweet Dressy and Noble Dressy

Noble Dressy has a more neutral look with neutral shadows and more muted lipstick with gold toned lip gloss. The deepest colour of the Noble Dressy eyeshadow palette has my attention but the lipsticks don’t grab me. I prefer a rosier tone to an orangy tone of lipstick.

The eyeshadows come in a slim case – reminds me of the Lavshuca Summer Gradually palette. I wonder if its the same small size. I don’t know how much it’ll cost but I estimate it at approx RM120 or thereabouts.

I don’t know if I’ll get it. I don’t play well with pink/purple tones on the eyes but the lip colour appeals to me. On the other hand, the neutral palette looks nice for the eyes but the lip colours don’t appeal. Wish there was a way I could mix and match.

The models look lovely in both though and if I’m to base it on the model, I’d pick Sweet Dressy because the model looks so fresh and lovely! icon smile Coffret Dor Party Palettes   Sweet Dressy and Noble Dressy

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I always go a little nuts when I see shower stuff. I have a soft spot for nice shower gels and since they finish up quickly enough with regular use, I always tend to stock (rather, overstock) my shower stuff. So, when I finished up my current shower gel, instead of hopping out to buy another (as I’m wont to do) and in the spirit of shopping in my stash, I looked in my shower gel collection to pick out one bought over 5 months ago.

clinique2 Clinique Happy Shower Gel   happy to shop in my stash

My eyes fell on the Clinique Happy to be shower gel. I’d forgotten I had it!

I’m not one for the Clinique Happy perfume, but I rather like the scent in the shower gel. It does make me feel happy to use it and it smells citrusy and nice too, leaving the bathroom smelling lovely after my shower.

The shower gel itself is quite thick and lathers up well, so you only use quite little and the fragrance lingers on the skin – light enough to be noticed but not strong enough to be cloying. This is part of the reason I prefer to use perfumed shower gels rather than spritz some perfumes on me. Sometimes, the perfumes may be too strong in the eau de toilette or parfum, but is nice and light in the shower gel.

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When Garnier brought their skincare into Malaysia a year ago, I would pause by the counter every so often to check it out. The lemony yellow packaging of the Light line was very eye catching in a pharmacy filled with white clinical bottles. I’d sniff the lemon essence and play with the testers but I never got round to trying it. I’d only tried the Garnier tissue mask.

garnier 1 New Loreal Garnier BodyLight Body Scrub and Body Lotion

A year later, I was kindly invited by Garnier to the media launch of a new product in the Garnier Light line – the BodyLight Brightening Exfoliating Scrub and BodyLight Whitening Hydrating UV lotion. Yes, Garnier has expanded from face to body. This is so you look even toned all over yes? icon smile New Loreal Garnier BodyLight Body Scrub and Body Lotion

The 3 main ingredients in the Bodylight line are:-

  • Lemon Essence – for exfoliating and illuminating the skin
  • Mulberry Extract – for suppressing and preventing uneven skin ton
  • UV Filters – to protect from the sun and further uneveness

I tested the products in situ and I can tell you that from a first impression, the Bodylight Exfoliating Scrub is simply wonderful! My skin was so smooth after the exfoliation. The body lotion is light and feels refreshing and importantly, sinks right in without feeling sticky! The lemon scent is still very strong and that bugs me a little to be honest but it dissipates after a while. Continue Reading ►

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Last weekend saw me spending 4 hours with 6 other girls at my regular Kanebo salon learning the rudiments of proper skin cleansing and the basics of putting on makeup. I’m pretty used to using makeup on a daily basis, but it was a good refresher course for me, to pick up some new tricks, and try some new things like liquid eye liner (which I can’t get the hang of using) and mascara base (oh what a difference it makes!).

It being a DIY workshop, after listening to the theory and demonstrations, we had to then put on the makeup ourselves. Pretty fun, I’d say because there were people on hand to guide you along the way if you felt lost or if you were not quite sure what step came next or how to use something like eyeliner. All the testers were available for us to test and play around with which was super fun because I then got to test loads of products I’d been curious about. The other fun part was the skincare section when we had a little mini facial (DIY again) to prep the skin for the makeup.

And of course, what is a workshop without some lovely door gifts? icon smile DIY Beauty Workshop with Kanebo and My Women Stuff

kanebo DIY Beauty Workshop with Kanebo and My Women Stuff

There were 2 T’estimo eyeshadow singles, 1 T’estimo eyeliner pencil, 1 Coffret D’or Fluffy Shine Eyes Mousse Eyeshadow (Fall 2008) and 1 Coffret D’or Combient Rouge lipstick/lipgloss (Fall 2008) in a nice bright orange bag for us to take home. I paid RM120 for the 3 hour workshop and got products worth over RM300 + some makeup tips – not bad for a weekend eh? icon smile DIY Beauty Workshop with Kanebo and My Women Stuff

Anyway, beauty being a topic central to my blog at My Women Stuff, I talked to the manager to try to arrange a similar DIY Makeup Workshop session for readers of My Women Stuff because I thought it would be beneficial for anyone wanting to learn the basics of using full face makeup. Continue Reading ►

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