When I first heard about Nars Cosmetics, it was their blushes that attracted me. After all, I’m pretty much addicted to blushes!
I thought I had to have ALL the Nars blushes available. And I nearly did too until the money gave out and my interest waned.
Lately however, I’ve found myself falling out of love with Nars blushes. For some reason, I found that the blush colours, albeit very pigmented and therefore showing up prettily on the skin, were a little too garish for my taste. I even found myself turning more to Nars Orgasm lookalikes, rather than use the real thing. This was odd.
Part of the problem lies with the colours. The blush colours available are varied and very pigmented. So, it became a hassle to use them. I had to be so careful all the time when using Nars blushes and these days I don’t have the luxury of time in the mornings. Continue Reading ►
I’m not usually one for the Organic hype. Yes, I know organic is supposed to be better for the skin and all, but there aren’t many organic skincare products around in Malaysia that I know of (I don’t count the Origins line) and they usually tends towards the expensive.
However, I read Vivawoman’s review on the Australian Sukin Organic skincare range found in Singapore and I was intrigued. Not because it was organic but because it was organic AND affordably priced. So, the next time my sister made a trip down to Singapore, I burdened her with my hefty Sukin Organics order. (Aside: Reading Sesame’s reviews of various affordable natural and organic skincare products found in pharmacies in Singapore, I’m wondering why I’m not seeing any in our Malaysian pharmacies?)
When I was last down in Singapore, I also took the opportunity to check out the range of Sukin Organics skincare products for myself at Watsons in Ngee Ann City, Singapore.
Sukin Organics is an Australian based skincare line that prides itself on its 100% Natural ingredients policy, and most importantly, that their products contain:-
- No Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)
- No Parabens
- No Artificial Fragrances
- No Petro-Chemicals
- No Animal Derivitives
- No Mineral Oil
So these products are supposed to be good even for the most sensitive skin. I scanned through quickly the ingredients and found that most of their products contain a lot of plant based oils and minimal chemicals. Continue Reading ►
A reader Sabrina left a comment on my previous post about Maybelline Watershine Lipsticks as follows:-
Ooh I would love to give this a try.. But I wouldn’t know which shade is the best for me, trying out on my hand is useless since my skin is a lot darker there..
Do you think you could recommend some colours that would work for a typical chinese-malay complexion?
Now, I can’t really recommend a colour because its hard to do so without having first seen the person. Other than skin colour, the other factor to consider is always personal preference.
In my case, I’m not afraid of bold colours or bright colours so I do tend towards brighter reds and corals and I even do plums or berries. I however don’t go near pinks because they wash me out and make me look pale and in a word, dead. I’ve had people ask me if I was feeling unwell all because I wore pale pink frosty lipstick. On another girl it would look lovely and fresh and sweet! Go figure!
To choose lipsticks from the dazzling array of colors at the counter, use this tip. Continue Reading ►
Every now and again, you come across something cheap that works great and you end up wondering why you ever spent any money on high end products when low end ones work just as well!
My recent revelation is the Maybelline Watershine lipstick. Retailing at something like a mere RM18.90 a lippie, this lipstick is a perfect dupe of high end glossy sheer lipsticks, like Clinique Buttershine lipsticks which retails for RM65. You can buy 2.7 Maybelline Watershine lipsticks with one Buttershine! Continue Reading ►