A while ago, I wrote about 5 beauty must not haves that I could happily live without, following on a tag from Tine at Beautyholics Anonymous. I said I’d break it up into 2 posts so it wasn’t so long. I didn’t forget.

stop Tips: 5 Skincare and Beauty Donts

So, here are my 5 Skincare and Beauty Don’ts – Things you should never do skincare or beauty wise.

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I am truly sorry if you have been coming by and getting some server error. I assure you its getting looked into so there should be no future problems.

To compensate, here’s some Guerlain Summer 2008 eye candy. Guerlain is giving skin a pearlescent sheen by having pearl illuminating products.

guerlain summer Guerlain Summer 2008   Illumination galore!

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I was introduced to pigments and loose eyeshadows about 2 years ago and in the process I built up quite a collection of them. I then got to wondering what the difference was between pigments and loose powder eyeshadows and why some companies called them such.

pigments Pigment powders and loose powder eyeshadows
From left: Make Up For Ever Star Powder #90920, Barry M Dazzle Dust #14, MAC Coco pigment

MAC Cosmetics as most will know, sell pigments. These are jars of loose pigment powder that you can use not only as eyeshadow, but also for lips and face. Originally, these were supposed to be the basic ingredient of coloured makeup. Mix it with clear gloss and you get your custom coloured gloss. Use it on cheeks and you get a blush. Continue Reading ►

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This is Part 2 of the Cheap and Good? eyeshadow series. If you missed my explanation of what this series is about, do read Part 1 on my review of Elianto Shimmer eyeshadow.

For my second experiment, I popped over to Skin Food to check out their stuff. Skin Food is a Korean cosmetics company and like many Korean mainstream cosmetics, happen to fall in the low-medium priced market. So again, the customers tend to be the young and those on a budget. Here’s the link to the Korean site and to the Singapore site for those who can’t read Korean.

I’ll be honest. These cutesy Korean brands don’t appeal to me. I chose Skin Food because of the cute factor and because I always see many people at their counters. I reckoned there must be something worth checking out there other than the fact that their prices are low. Skin Food did have a range of eyeshadows that fell in the below RM25 range and I was curious about how they fared. So, I picked up the Skin Food Vitamin Eyeshadow for about RM23 (I think).

skinfood Cheap and Good? Skin Food Vitamin Eyeshadow

You have to hand it to the Koreans though. They know how to package their product so it appeals! Skin Food’s Vitamin Eyeshadow comes in a compact with a large eyeshadow pan in it. The brand name and the signature little cherub is embossed on the surface of the shadow. How cute is that? Continue Reading ►

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