I picked up the Etude House Eye Secret eyeshadow on a whim to make up a purchase of RM50. Its one of those things icon razz Review: Makeup: Etude House Eye Secret Eyeshadow I was surprised however when I actually rather like it!

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The Etude House Eye Secret eyeshadow is the one with the faceted surface and the metallic shimmery colours. As I previously said when I saw the Etude House collection, I preferred the look and feel of the Eye Secret to the Petit Darling eyeshadows. They felt nicer and looked better.

The colour I got was OR201 (Secret Orange). Now, don’t be turned off at the thought of orange eyeshadow. I used to be too. “Orange?! Who wears Orange Eyeshadow?!” I’d exclaim in horror. Ah, but now I do, because Secret Orange is NOT orange, but a lovely peach!

Here’s how to wear a light orange or peach eyeshadow - use it all over your lids to perk up tired looking eyes with a black shadow smudged near your lashline. Don’t ask me how, it just works. I wore it to work one day after staying up all night reading and I had people saying how fresh I looked even when I felt half dead.

Immediately, I felt Secret Orange endearing itself to me! Continue Reading ►


A common lament is that the Louis Vuitton Monogram is over done with so many copies in the streets. Truth be told though, I rather like the Monogram but on small items – wallets or maybe the Speedy 25 which is the one I have. It was also the only one I could afford at the time, but that’s a different story eh? icon wink Louis Vuitton goes Camouflage with Monogramouflage LV has made me blink at some of their most recent designs.

However this new collaboration between Louis Vuitton and Takashi Murakami is making me blink more than once. Takashi Murakami was also the designer who brought us the colourful LV monogram bags (Multicolore) and the cherry blossom series.

LV Louis Vuitton goes Camouflage with Monogramouflage

This time, he placed the iconic Louis Vuitton monogram on a camouflage background canvas. One word – EEPS! But then I’m not a fan of camouflage anything at the best of times so I’m not going to be the best judge of this.

What do you think? Hit or Miss? Take the poll below!
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No updates today because I have a policy of not working on my birthday and that includes blogging! icon smile No Updates Today

I’ll be back soon with more posts (the arsenal is building up!) but for now, why don’t you check out some previous reviews or look to see what are the featured brands I have reviewed thus far. Or maybe even take the poll on the sidebar.

Oh and I got this very unexpected gift package in the mail from Jojoba who is a darling and who has been my local makeup buddy for a couple of years now pre-blogging (even if we have different tastes on some things – variety is the spice of life after all!).

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It was the Chanel Tweed Blush in Tweed Corail and her favourite Clarins Double Fix mascara that makes all mascara waterproof! I tested the Chanel Tweed blush today – gorgeousness! Thanks girl! icon biggrin No Updates Today

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~ Paris B ~


I’d been seeing many pictures of the new YSL Rouge Volupte lipsticks online but they have only just come into Malaysia. I haven’t been to the YSL counter recently, but when I saw these at the airport, I knew I had to try them to see what they were like.

YSL New YSL Rouge Volupte Lipsticks

The YSL Rouge Volupte lipsticks are YSL’s newest range of lipsticks. The case which you can see in the picture on the left is very ornate and might I venture to say, gaudy? I’m sorry YSL, I used to associate you with elegence and old fashioned grace and charm. I certainly did not factor in gaudy ornate designs with loops and curicles around it!

Texture wise, the Rouge Volupte lipsticks are amazing. They are creamy and so pigmented the colour is almost exactly what you see on the back of the tester or what you see on the lipstick itself. I tested it on my hand. It went on like a charm, but none of the colours appealed to me.

I much prefer sheerer lip colours. With a sheer lip colour, you can build it up and it looks less “thick” on your lips. With an opaque lip colour, one swipe is enough to say “Look! Lipstick!” Its not for me. Not to say that you may not like it! Continue Reading ►


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