I had been reading some online forums from various sources recently about silicones in skincare and beauty products and how they are bad for the skin. I have been curious about it for a while, because this discussion about whether silicone is good or bad for the skin has been going on for some time.

Silicone good or bad

Silicone is a chemically derived product with occlusive qualities. What this means in terms of skincare is that covers the skin to protect and keep the moisture in. By doing so, silicone also fills in uneven skin texture like fine lines and acne scars so it gives the illusion of great skin when foundation is applied over it. This is why most makeup primers in the market will contain silicones because it helps the primer do its work i.e. prime the skin for makeup.

To identify silicone in a product, look for Dimethicone or methicone in the ingredient list (definition). In fact, the general rule of thumb is that anything ending in “cone” is likely to be silicone. Opinions however are divided as to whether silicone is indeed good or bad for the skin. Continue Reading ►


Grab a Rootote today!

by Paris B on · 32 comments

in Bags,Shopping

I was first enamoured by Roototes when I saw them on Karen Cheng. Then Tine wrote about how much she loved her Roototes and I knew I had to check them out.

Rootote Bags

Both Karen and Tine gave links to the Rootote store in Australia which ships to Malaysia for a flat rate of AU$12. Not too expensive if you can find a few friends to combine your order. I was doing just this, when I discovered that Roototes can be purchased right here in Malaysia too! Continue Reading ►


When I was last at a loose end, my itchy fingers picked up the Givenchy Prisme Again! blush quartet in Crazy Pink. Its my first ever Givenchy purchase and I was not quite sure what to expect. I only picked it up because it looked pretty 😛

Givenchy Prisme Again Crazy Pink

I got it a couple of days later and quite eagerly delved into the package to see how it fared. Following a reader’s comment that the Prisme Again! blush quartet is too shimmery, I was a little apprehensive to try it on. What if I ended up a big disco shimmer ball!? Continue Reading ►


Together with the Cheek Bloom in Dune Pink, I also purchased the eyeshadow duo from the Deadly Desires collection at The Body Shop. There are 2 duo eyeshadows – Khaki and Grey and I went for the grey one because I found the Khaki duo looking a little “dirty” on my skin.

The Body Shop Duo Eyeshadow Eucalyptus Grey

The Deadly Desires duo eyeshadow is a limited edition eyeshadow duo that comes in one single pan. The size is rather larger than normal eyeshadows and have that signature Deadly Desires shimmer embossed pattern on it. I got Eucalyptus Grey. How did I like it? Continue Reading ►


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