… and letting you do the talking!
Alright Ladies, fact is, I’m feeling burnt out and am not quite “on the ball” as it were. So I have nothing planned for today or even tomorrow so if you don’t see a post in your inbox/feed reader don’t freak. Its not for want of content (heaven knows, there’s heck lot to talk about!), its just everything …. *flaps hands* y’know…
I really wanted to spend some time telling you about the new BB Creams I’ve been trying. I know right? PB? BB Creams? Gotta be joking!
But yes, I’ve been trying out a few BB Creams from MAC, Dior and Sunplay <- one of this things just don’t belong here… 😉 but have just been too exhausted to come up with a coherent post. Rather than let you read something incoherent, I’ll defer it but I’ll bring it soon, promise.
So instead of pushing it and imploding, I decided to mellow down and open up a MWS Open Cafe session 🙂 Come on in ladies and let us have a chit-chat and get to know one another.
Have a question to ask? Now’s a good time – If I can’t help you, someone else will. Want to know something about me? I’ll tell ya… within acceptable limits 😉 If your complaint is about that blasted Libresse ad, believe me, I’ve been working to get rid of it for the better part of a week, ever since I learnt of it. I hope to see the end of it soon because it bugged me too. And no, I don’t use Libresse sanitary pads. Also, will put an end to those full page banners – I wasn’t aware they were running. If you still see them, be patient coz I’m working on it 🙂
Are you new here? Pipe up and introduce yourself! If you’ve never left a comment, now’s a good time because the comment box is open to pretty much anything – just keep it clean and family friendly. Previous Open Cafe sessions have always been tons of fun. I love reading your random comments in the giveaway posts but I can’t reply there so here’s your chance to be random AND get a reply.
I’ll be hanging around for most of the day. Catch y’all in the comments! Don’t be a stranger! 😀
p/s If you’d rather not chat, don’t be a stranger nonetheless. I hope to get back into the groove soon 🙂
Thank you everyone who stopped by to chat. The comment section is now closed but you can still read all the comments, questions and answers. It was lots of fun and I’ll open up a similar session again soon 🙂
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just wanted to say hi..n hope that u feel better soon…i guess i’ve also had an off-week…ratehr demotivated with some projects at work..so i kinda know that feeling.. but thx for ur reviews…i do enjoy them tho i can’t afford a lot of the products shown..i still learn a lot..n did pick up some good products for my use here…take care 🙂
Hi Andrea! Thanks so much for stopping by and saying hi 😀 Mine’s an accumulation of work and the blog so its all been getting on top of me. I’ll try to share some more inexpensive deals in future… although sometimes, that’s a little relative 🙂 I hope you have a great day today – its Friday after all! 😀
I’m going to have a nervous breakdown. I need to do a presentation at 1pm (it’s 12 now) and it’s about the work I’d been doing on an application. I should know it best but I hate public speaking and I prefer hammering out ideas and fixing bugs than speak to a roomful of people. Upside to this is that I’ve got a killer outfit (black turtleneck, skinny jeans, Jimmy Choos). No, I’m not trying to be another Steve Jobs. 😛 If I don’t return with another comment, come by and put flowers on mah grave, k? 😛
Oh you’re going to do great! If nothing else, you’d look good during your presentation 😀 Come back and tell us how it went later – I’m not one for public speaking myself too and I always get the butterflies.
I don’t know about great but I survived it even with ALL the questions tossed my way. People seem to think I enjoy public speaking but they didn’t see the shaking knees. 4pm now and I think my weekend should begin NOW!
Holding onto something or having a chair behind for support can help with shaky legs 😉 Yes you’ve earned you weekend! Go! Shoo!
i got a meeting invite at 5pm today, is this a joke or what?
Wait around for someone to pop up and say “April Fool!” Or tell them you’re going and next week when they ask why you didn’t, you say “April Fool!”
Hope you feel better soon Paris!! Maybe you can take some time off work and go on a short holiday to recharge yourself? 😀
Can’t wait to read your thoughts on the MAC BB Cream. I didn’t get it because most reviewers i’ve came across are quite nonchalant about it!
Thank you Jenn! I have something going out in the mail for you. No, I didn’t forget 🙂 And yes I’m headed for a little break I’d forgotten about so that’s a nice thing to look forward to!
The MAC BB Cream isn’t bad, much to my surprise. Its got pink tones which suit me, and with a light dusting of loose powder over it, I’m pretty much set for the day! Its only available at duty free though.
Pardon me while I rant, I’m also feeling under the weather, am recovering from pneumonia and stuck at home feeling sorry for myself. I want to go back to my normal routine. I miss my makeup too. I want to put on makeup! My lips are a mess, I want to be better.
Do you put on makeup when you are sick?
Goodness! I hope you get well soon – pneumonia is no laughing matter. And no, I don’t wear makeup when I’m sick. I’d rather just lol around in bed or at home 🙂 Sometimes, if its a fever or if I’m on medication, I do find that my skin actually looks better when i’m sick! Weird I know, but I’d rather be hale and hearty any way. You’ll be alright and back to your makeup in no time! 😀
Thanks Paris! Ha the best part is being sick hasn’t stopped me from online shopping. I have over SGD$300 worth of makeup coming my soon! Something to cheer me up.
Have you seen the Chanel Rouge Coco Shines? Are you getting any? I want some 🙂
Ahh isn’t the internet a wonderful place? We can shop and get new stuff while stuck at home! 😉 I have been bugging the SAs at many Chanel counters but am told that the Rouge Coco Shines only go on the shelves today. They already have the promo posters up but no products 😛 I might indulge in one at least, just to see what the hype is all about and to see if I would love it as much as I love the new Dior Addicts 😀
My haul so far, some Ellis Faas products, two cream eye shadows and a cream blush. From Nordstrom, I took advantage of the Lancome gift with purchase, bought myself two Rouge Abosolu Creme Brilliance lipglosses in Exotic Orchid and Rose Mythique. Hate shopping for Lancome is Singapore because all colours come in numbers except for names. Le Metier De Beute cream blush in Poppy and Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk Foundation in 5.5. I must hide all my purchases from DH when they come!
I’m not into Dior Addict unfortunately. I had some in the past but didn’t love them so I probably skip them. I’m definitely going to look for coral/red shades in the Rouge Coco Shines. I feel like busting out of my house soon to swatch them. 🙂
Oh my! That’s an amazing haul! I have Exotic Orchid incidentally and I absolutely love it! I think you will too 😀 Does Nordstrom ship internationally? I wasn’t aware of that – or did you make use of one of those shipping forwarders?
I use a shipping forwarder, vpost singapore. They do ship internationally now but the shipping is exorbitant. I love Nordstrom, best place to get cheaper MAC and Kiehl’s. When they have great gifts with purchases especially from Lancome it is hard not to indulge. Currently you can get USD$130 worth of lancome samples if you spend about USD$40. Great deal huh?
I’m basically walking to my mailbox everyday to see if my Ellis Faas stuff has arrived. I’m very excited about them and want to play with them as soon as I can.
Ah I see. We have shipping forwarders here too but I haven’t used them yet because it just seems to make everything more expensive. Still I guess its a good thing else I’d be having to cut up credit cards and all! 😉
I hope you get your Ellis Faas goodies soon 😀
i am chilling out at a kopitiam while waiting for my 10am meeting around damansara perdana. rasa macam tak mau masuk ofis langsung today. no mood at all.
Chill out a bit more! 😉 If anyone asks, say your boiled eggs and toast took too long to come and you were having a craving so there was no choice but to wait! 😀
It’s a Friday today and I’m on half-day and I’m going home today! A trio of good things that make life rosy and fine and dandy today. *big wide happy grin*
That does sound like really good things today! Yay for everything especially the half day and going home bit 😀
hi. i’m new here but already commented on some of your posts and i have read a lot of your posts already, blog reading has been my morning routine….just wanna ask coz i just started using an eye cream but i stopped it because i noticed a small white bump appeared (looks like milia), are there other alternatives i can use?
Hi Issa! It does sound like the eye cream may be too rich for your skin. I personally only ever found 1 eye cream that works for me and that I like and use often and that’s the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair eye serum. My suggestion would be to stop using this eye cream for now, unless someone else has a better idea 🙂
do you think that white bump will still disappear? my, i am now scared to try other eye creams because it might end up doing the same for me, i don’t want to have many of that white bumps! thing is, the other products of that brand works for me, it’s just the eye cream that I had a reaction… how can I test other eye creams before i put it around my eyes?
If its Milia, you might need to get it extracted. I don’t know how else to know if an eye cream will break you out unless you try it, because different creams can work differently on different people. That’s part of the reason I don’t do any other eye cream other than the tried and true for me 🙂
oh i see…thanks a lot for your help! 🙂
You’re welcome! 🙂
man at first i tot this was an april fools!!! =(
cooool, me saw the dior bb cream too, but it is an awful pwice for 30ml. ack.
and yea, just an update, i quit me job and am now studying my masters.
also, i is in singapore and am coming back today! and i spent too much. =(
hope u can get a good rest paris!!
You know, I’d forgotten today was April Fool’s day! My colleague told me I had a black line on my face. Being vain, I went to look in the mirror and saw nothing but their grinning face saying “April Fool!” Sigh…
But congrats on doing your masters! You brainy! 😉 Are you in Singapore for studies/holiday/fun? I bet shopping was good 😉
just a short holiday since my friend is here on business and i tumpang her hotel room at the conrad!! *.*
sigh i bought a Porsche design wallet for my ex. stupid right. 480 sing. bleh.
for me i barely bought anything, just a bb cream which i now hate because there’s no coverage and hardly any evening of skintone, but then again u know i dont really know how to apply bb cream. i loved the texture and the color of the dior bb cream tho, perfect match to me.
i also bought an ‘acerola’ moisturiser, trying it on today!! and thats almost all i bought. stupid wallet.
i also ate around 300 bucks of ccheap sing food in just 2 and a half days, so i guess im gonna be DARN FAT when i come back.
Oh clever you! Save on the very expensive hotel rates in Singapore 😉 And why on earth did you buy your ex a wallet? But then its not for me to say 😉 I’m always eating when on holiday too. If I don’t, its not much of a holiday! Just so long as the food is good, its all alright – you can always diet when you get back 😉
Hi PB, did you like the Dior BB creme? I tried a sample and had placed my order because it sold out at the counter i usually purchase from. Texture was a bit thick and am not sure about the colour, but once applied i thought it looked alright after a while….
Hope you feel better soon, have a great weekend!
Your observations on the Dior BB Creme are as good as mine! 😀 The colour looked off (I thought it was too dark) but when I applied it, it seemed to adjust for some reason and didn’t look dark at all! It is also a little thick and I only use very little but it somehow has good coverage for me and doesn’t turn me oily. If I pat a little loose powder over it, its pretty flawless for the whole day which I found terribly impressive! 😀 I hope you like it too 😀
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Out of curiosity, have you ever decided on a make-up look beforehand and picked out an outfit to match your make up rather than the other way around? I’ve done it a few times and thought it was a pretty odd thing to do lol
Erm… only if I’m playing dress up for a dinner evening. Otherwise, I pretty much decide my look on the fly in the mornings 😀 I don’t think its odd actually. If you are gunning for a certain look, you’d need the outfit to go with it 😀
I decided to reboot my Call of Duty fanfic!! I just couldn’t resist writing about my favorite Russian terrorist ahaahhaaha ^.^
I’m stuck at home this weekend…. :'( I have a 1250 word essay and 2 presentations for the next week. So now Cheng Meng in Batu Pahat for me.
I won’t pretend to know what Call of Duty is LOL! But isn’t no Cheng Meng a good thing? From recollection, cemetries are HOT places! I was pleased when everyone got moved into the temple LOL
Usually, yeah. But I miss out on my dad’s hometown’s food!! And well, the company of my family and stuff like that. >.< I don't really like going to Cheng Meng in Batu Pahat, but Ipoh, is another story. My grandfather's ashes are in Perak Cave so it's cooling there!
Ah yes, nothing beats the food in the hometowns! The one thing I remember most from Batu Pahat is Briyani Gam and Sup Kambing (goat soup for the uninitiated) but I haven’t been there in years!
And the fishball mee!!! You can only get it there!!! Gods I miss the Sup Kambing. >.<
You mean the teochew type fishball mee? Ooh yeah! We don’t get that here and I miss it! I’m from the South too and I grew up with it!
Yep the one and only!!! I wish some dude from Batu Pahat would just set up a stall here. HAIH… Oh well, back to my essay…
LOL!! There are some wannabes but nothing that comes even halfway close! I guess that’s as good a reason as any for me to go home 😉
hi Paris, wish u get well soon. I have always enjoy reading MWS since the first day I bumped into it. The entries are simple yet informative with pretty pictures. And yeah, influence enough to cost great damage to my torn wallet. hihi. Anyways, I am curious abt what do you do for living. hihi. Can u share a bit abt your working field. Happy Weekending ^^;
Hi Tass thank you for your lovely comment 😀 Always happy to help you empty your wallet as I empty mine hehe… As for myself, I can’t quite say what I do but I have a little office and because its little, I pretty much end up doing almost everything from despatch to clerking to my proper work 😉
Ah.. i see.. So you are self-employed. hihi.. Got it 🙂
Yup! Not as wonderful as its made out to be 😛
Its good to take a break sometimes.. just to zone out and recharge your batteries. 🙂
i am looking forward to your reviews on the BB creams though! especially the MAC one. one qns.. do you put any makeup base / moisturiser or anything before using the BB cream? most of the time i use BB cream when i am in a rush in the morning.. so i would only apply serum, eye cream followed by BB cream and loose powder..
Yup! I love these chit chat sessions and I just realized its the first for this year! We should have them more often yes? 😉
As for BB Creams, I use them like a foundation i.e. I apply all my skincare and sunscreen and only then do I apply my BB Creams and loose powder, just like I would foundation. I don’t quite believe the whole one cream to rule them all thing 😉
ahhh that means i have been too lazy then 😛
Hye there…I like your blog..I like you commenting on the products…some of them is what I wanted to buy in near future..I am also writing but this past weeks I haven’t been writing anything….no mood…but still the rest will makes you more energized in future….waiting eagerly for a new post from you….
Take care ParisB
Hi there! Thanks for letting me know the reviews have been helpful 🙂 I do hope you enjoy whatever you intend to purchase, which are, I’m guessing products I like using? 😉 I will definitely be back – just need a little while to zone out hehe…
Hey Paris, i understand you need a little break, yes sure go ahead while we are all cheering you on here, visiting your cozy home everyday, making work life more fun (oops, sorry boss!) and weekend more leisurable (better than movie! hehe) ok since this a tea time session getting to know you better, here is my question! 🙂
1 – what do you think of Singapore ? hehe i am from Singapore and i thought maybe you can have a meet your Singapore fan sessions over scones and tea? 🙂 lovely, we have many exquisite and classy tea lounge in Orchard ION here
2 – referring the episodes in your life, what is your happiness moment? likewise, your saddest days? and what do you learn about life from there? 🙂
3- what’s the best tinted moisturizer in your book? 🙂 maybe it’s just one of the 3 above? and oh, i tried the vichy aera bb u mentioned and oh…i am so loving it ok, it give that flawless, radiant finish so effortlessly and the shade is so excellent for fair lady like us *clap hand* hehe
Hi Audrey! Thank you so much for understanding and for your lovely comments 😀 Here are my answers to your questions 😉
1. I enjoy the shopping but I don’t enjoy the exchange rate 😛 I just got back a couple of weekends ago actually 🙂 A meet the reader session would be fun! Except there are just probably 3 of you hehe… And speaking of tea and scones, I had one at ION – but for the life of me, I can’t remember the name of the cafe! It was one serving the usual toast breads etc
2. Happiest – My dad’s graduation 😀 Big moment for us and it teaches you that you’re never too old to learn something new and have a change in career/life. Saddest – erm… when late gran passed away. I realized I didn’t spend enough time with her or learn everything I wanted from here especially her amazing sambal!
3. Whee! You love the Vichy Aera BB Cream too! 😀 The colour match can be tricky (A friend said it make her look like a zombie 🙁 ) but for me, I’d say the Vichy one and maybe the Dior BB Creme which has darker tint, but somehow adjusts itself on my skin in a very fascinating way 😀
I loved your questions – made me think 😀
Andrea said she can’t afford a lot of the products shown, me too. lols..I have same problem with Issa – Milia under my eyes..how to get it extracted? can i do it myself?
Oops! I’ll try to stop being such a snob hehe 😛 As for milia extraction, sometimes it can be self extracted if its soft, like a whitehead. But if its settled in, best leave it to a professional
I manage to remove one d.. now there is still 2 i think… lols
slap on vitamin e or lots of moisturizer etc so it doesn’t scar! 😉
no.. no scar… haha… i remove it quite long d… will it disappear itself? Must do extraction?
Oh good! I’d read of people having scarring from milia removal 🙂 I don’t know if it’ll disappear – i think milia rarely does by itself.
lols.. lucky mine no scar… guess will need to go facial and ask them to remove it.. thanks!!
hi angel, how did you remove it? did you use any tool?
me too, can’t afford the products especially here in the phils, way too expensive! i’m really sad about that milia thing, because i don’t have this before. good thing only 1 appeared and i stopped using the eye cream immediately! now, my problem would be preventing aging around the eyes because now i am really scared to try out other eye creams, i don’t want another one appearing under my eyes…. huhuhu….
Try to get a sample of the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum. I personally like it very much. Unfortunately I won’t be able to tell you if it’ll break you out or cause milia but its very light textured so hopefully not!
thanks for the advice miss paris! i’ll try it, hope to get good results… 🙂
hi angel! you are brave!!! i’m scared to do it by myself because it might scar!
i’ve had millia seeds from an estee lauder eye cream once and i stopped using it, it went away in a couple of weeks. just stop using it..its too rich for u. pls dun prick it.. *ouch*
thanks stacey! i am afraid to do the extraction too so i might just wait and see…. so what eye cream are you using now? i’m curious….
can I lepas geram?
it is about a broadband service. i opted out the paper bill (save my money, save the trees) so i only get sms & email reminders.
30/3, 5pm – broadband sent me reminder to pay within 24hrs to avoid interruption (i.e. bar my internet connectivity)
31/3, 9am – paid via online payment, and the customer service informed that he’ll make sure i am not barred. afterall, i paid it within the 24hrs period mah..
1/4, 9am – can’t online!!! pekchek!!!
Is it one that starts with S and ends with x? They are SUCH a pain! I wanted to try out Wimax but would you believe they can’t serve high rises? Argh! 😛
Try U—-i!! It works great, apparently on high rises too!
I was tempted to! I hear there are sometimes problems but its heck lot faster than S—x 😛
dear paris… love your blog…really-really good review on beauty products…well done and keep up the good jobs…have been buying some of the products which have good review from your blog
Hi Mariana! Thank you for your kind words 😀 I do hope you’ve enjoyed using whatever you purchased 😀 What were they anyway? Its always fun to know what works for others as well as working for me
Hey Paris. Your open day chat is just in time! I’m thinking of finally investing in a good/decent eyeshadow pallete which is versatile for both night and day with a colour that goes well with most clothing colour combination. I dont want a massive 16 colour pallete just a modest one will do. But I dont even know where to start. I dont mind paying abit more as long as its easy and great to use. Could you please recomend me some? Thank you! (Psst… I’m heading to Singapore this weekend so…) =)
If you’re heading there by air, you can try the Clinique palettes that have like a few eyeshadows and/or lipsticks in them. Mine was solely eyeshadows when I got it two Decembers ago. ^.^
Thanks for the tip. Unfortunately I’m only going by land. =( Besides clinique anything else?
butting in – take a look at Lancome too. Their palettes are quite versatile and not too pricey 🙂 I like Lunasol palettes but I’m not sure if you’d like anything that shimmery 😀 The new Lunasol palette with grey shades is gorgeous. I gotta take a picture of mine soon.
Headed to Singapore? Could I interest you in the Urban Decay Naked palette? 😉 I think its a good deal for what you get and if I remember correctly, the new palettes now come with a brush instead of the pencils. Otherwise, my other personal go-to brand for palettes is Dior. The 5 colour palettes have a good range of colours and if you go for one with a wider range of colour depths it can take you easily from day to night. It would be nice to hear what some other girls think 😉
Speaking of Urban Decay, thanks for the info that it’s coming to our Sephora the other day! I just hope that the price in RM won’t be sooo exorbitant and stuff like that. >.<
Yeah I was told UD is definitely on the list coming in. I’m hoping its not too exorbitant either. It’d be a pity if it was.
Thanks for the tipS! I knew this is the right place to come on things like this. Now I wonder if I should get it in Singapore or should I patiently wait for Malaysia? Will the prices be about the same? If so I might as well get it there.
I don’t know the prices of UD (Only heard it was coming) but for the other brands we can easily get everywhere, I think it might be cheaper here after conversion, since you aren’t going through the airport. On the other hand, try checking out DFS Galleria on Scotts Rd. in Singapore. They sell things at duty free prices too and you could pick up travel palettes there 😉
Ooo. Will definately try to stop by if possible. I relooked through your previous reviews on some of the brands you stated above and the Dior one is just so tempting. Easy enough for newbs like me. =) Will look out for the travel palettes! Thank you once again!
Dior palettes are slightly sheerer so its easier to layer on and to me gives a more polished result 🙂 do find time to stop by DFS there are some nice things there