On my last visit to the Tiny Tapir headquarters during their open day, I was intrigued by a selection of handmade soaps for sale under the brand name – Soapy. As with all things sold by Tiny Tapir, the product is natural and eco-friendly. Best of all, Soapy is made right here in Malaysia!

Soapy handmade soap pandan mint

I bought a small piece to try in Pandan Mint. The soap is handmade and natural with glycerin as its main ingredient. There are many flavours available but I opted for the soap infused with pandan (screwpine) and peppermint to refresh and invigorate.

When used in the shower, I found that the soap lathered up very easily. Just a few rubs between your wet palms will create a rich lather. The smell of pandan for those who are familiar with it, is not only refreshing but delicious too! The peppermint was very subtle but it left a very faint tingling cool feel on the skin. Invigorating indeed! The nice thing is that the skin does not feel dry after showering.
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Do you save or splurge on a lipgloss?

If you are a regular here on My Women Stuff, you’ll know that Paris B is no fan of lip gloss. I find it too goopy, sticky and too lacking in color. But that’s not to say that I don’t have any! One of the styles of lipglosses I like come in the clicky pens. You know those pens where you turn the bottom and swipe on the colour with a brush? The bottom makes a click-click sound hence the reason I call them clicky pens :P

Stila Lip Glaze Beautilicious Glossy Jams

I happen to have clicky pen lip glosses from 2 brands and interestingly, one is higher end – Stila Lip Glaze and the other is low end - Beautilicious Glossy Jams. I thought it would be interesting to see how each fared against the other.

Packaging

Both lip glosses come in similar looking clicky pens. Both have transparent bodies so you can see the colour of the gloss easily and both have a brush applicator. I like brush applicators. I find it gives me better control. Both have a similar problem of too much gloss coming out of the brush if you turn the base too much.

PB’s Verdict: Neither wins. They are both similar.

Price

Stila : RM85 for 2.4ml = RM35.42 / ml

Beautilicious: RM25.90 for 3ml = RM8.63/ml

PB’s Verdict: Beautilicious wins in the price department

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I have never ever used false eyelashes before.

Never.

Until recently, that is. I used to admire girls with lovely long lush lashes curling upwards into infinity and I’d be so jealous. Then, they’ll laugh and tell me its false eyelashes and I’m even more jealous that they can put it on themselves without gluing their eyes shut! I know that’s what will happen to me if I tried. ;)

Anyway, I recently had the opportunity to try on a pair of Shu Uemura false eyelashes from the Viktor + Rolf collection. Shu Uemura! The Louis Vuitton of false eyelashes!

I sat in the chair, full of trepedition as the girl carefully measured out the falsies and trimmed off the excess to match the size of my eyes. Then, she carefully applied glue to the edge and pressed it lightly against my eyelid. Carefully, I blinked and stared at myself in the mirror.
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I was pinching my pennies to get this new Chanel Tweed blush when I unexpectedly received it as a birthday gift. Thanks Jojoba! :) Needless to say, I was over the moon! I received it in Tweed Corail which is French for Coral and if you wondering, no, it is not scary coral on.

Chanel Tweed Duo Blush - Tweed Corail (coral)

In fact, this blush is my perfect everyday to-go blush and I have been using it every day since I got it! That’s how versatile and wonderful it is to me.

The reason it is called a Tweed Duo blush is because the colours are laid out in a tweed pattern similar to the iconic Chanel tweed material used for their jackets and suits. The Tweed blush is marketed as a blush-highlighter product. Do not ask me what that means. For me, this is a straight blush. I reckon the highlighting part indicates that the blush gives you a bit of a glow.

Packaging

Tweed Corail is one of the new Tweed Duo blushes by Chanel. It comes in a compact the same size as the Chanel Joues Contraste blushes (the round domed ones) together with the signature velvet pouch, but the blush itself is oblong. It comes with a brush which feels softer than the other packaged brushes I have tested but I don’t usually use the brush unless I have no other blush brush on hand. The only problem I have with the packaging is that it looks identical to the other Chanel blushes so I can’t tell which is which!

The blush itself has an unfinished look to its surface as I first observed. Squint and you might just see some numbers or letters pop up at you from the bumpy surface. Doesn’t it remind you of those 3D poster things that you squint at until a picture pops into place? I’ve had endless moments of fun picking out 4D numbers for the lotto LOL… (I’m kidding about the lotto :P ) Continue Reading ►

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