Wednesday, September 28, 2011

3 - De.Like.Ful

Time to share my likes for the moment...

Korres Wild Rose Foundation in WR4 - This foundation I almost added to my Blog Sale until I decided to give it one more try and I'm SO glad I did.. It's wonderful.. And the reason I didn't like it at first was because I applied it wrongly.. I found that the best way to apply this is using your fingers in a patting motion.. Gives a beautiful glowy finish with medium coverage.. This foundation also contains really good ingredients that help brighten your skin and make it look healthier. (Review)

Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream - This is a really wonderful mild moisturizer that works on all skin types.. It kept my skin hydrated during the cold Scandinavian "summer" and is not greasy in any way.. The texture of this cream is very light and velvety leaving your skin feel matte yet hydrated..

Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base - I already raved about how wonderful this base is in a previous post (Review) but this gives an amazing glow to the face and makes foundation application that much more flawless..

Bobbi Brown Extra Eye Balm - This was an eye saver during my Scandinavian trip.. It kept my eye area hydrated ALL day.. It's a balm so it's very thick and the finish is glossy.. Best applied at night but I wore it during the day on my no makeup days.. Full review coming up soon!

MAC Pink Rebel Lustre Drops - I got this at a Lil Lady's Life blog sale.. I've been enjoying mixing this with my foundation to get that subtle sheen..

Benefit Girl Meets Pearl - This I have a small size of and I really love it.. Even more so than the MAC lustre drops as it adds that little bit of an extra glow.. The colour is a warm golden bronze and mixed with foundation, it gives you a beautiful beautiful glow..

Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch - I dab on this primer on places where I have enlarged pores only and it helps make them look less visible.. Been loving this especially on special occasions (Review)

Tarte Amazonian Blush in Tipsy - I have wanted to try this blush for the longest time! And when I did a swap with the sweetest Danielle from Bloomin' Beauty, she was kind enough to get me one.. I was SO excited when I received it and I feel in love with it straight away! Really amazing matte bright peach shade that does not budge all day.. Even in UAE's hot humid weather! I need me some more of these babies!

Dolce & Gabbana 'the animalier' Bronzer - I thought this would be just another gimmick bronzer.. But when I tried it on my cheeks I was amazed at how natural it looked and smoothly it applied! (Review)

Jack Black Grapefruit & Ginger Lip Balm - My lips have been really dry the past few months so I've been experimenting with a lot of lip balms.. And Danielle sent me this one as well and again.. It was love! Really wonderful and easy to apply.. Not too glossy yet extremely hydrating! Plus it contains SPF25 which is great!

Ole Henrikson Afrian Red Tea Exfoliating Lip Salvation - I got this at the airport in Copenhagen, and I loooove the tint it gives my lips.. Not sure how it exfoliates my lips but it makes them feel and look good so I'm happy!

MAC Constructivist Paint Pot - Been using this heaps as an eye shadow and along my lower lash line.. Love it's longevity and the shade is my kinda shade!

MAC Vanilla Pigment - My only MAC Pigment and at the moment, it's the only one I want! It's extremely versatile as it can be used as an eye shadow, cheek highlighter, on the center of the lips and so on.. It's called Vanilla but the shade is a frosty gold.. Really unique! (Review)

Burberry The Body Perfume - Ahhhh at the risk of sounding so cheesy, this scent makes me happy! As soon as I smelt it, I knew I just had to get it! I'm such a perfume junkie.. I wear perfume all the time and this had to come home with me..

Burt Bee's Cuticle Cream - Another product I received from Danielle! Everything she sent me, I loved! I've never had a cuticle cream.. And this, other than the fact that it smells amazing, works great on my dry cuticles.. It's a hard balm that when applied, doesn't have a glossy finish which makes it easy to wear during the day.. It has become a staple in my bag!

Laura Mercier Berry Lip Balm - I've been wearing lip balms instead of lipsticks lately and this gives my lips the right amount of hydration and colour.. Another staple in my bag!

Essie Van D'Go Nail Polish - Seriously how gorgeous is this shade?! I know it's such a summery shade but I just can't get enough of it!

Nail Station Wow Factor Polish - I love this shade too! And with Van D'go it's the most beautiful candy shop combo!

Ipad Games - Haha yes I'm that sad.. I've been obsessed with Plants vs. Zombies and Pictureka on the Ipad! And before you judge, you really gotta play them first =P

Choki Choki Chocolate Fingers - These are one of my childhood chocolates! I love them.. They're so yummy! And I have bought a whole box just for moi! =P

Snowboarding - Living in the Desert and Snowboarding? Haha yes! Thank God for Ski Dubai! The largest indoor ski! My sister and I have been taking up Snowboarding lessons and we've both been really enjoying it! Apart from the frequent booty falls, it's been real fun!

And that's pretty much all!


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Smooth Poreless Skin.. For Now..

I'm always on the lookout for something to help hide pores as I know nothing out there can actually make them completely disappear.. So I decided to give Clarins a go and see what they have to offer my pores...


- Mousse-like thick formula which can feel a bit heavy if too much is applied
- Blurs pores beautifully
- Helps foundation from not creasing around the mouth and eye areas
- Long-lasting
- A little goes a long way


- You have to pat the product on.. No rubbing
- Use a small amount at a time and work in sections

Who Will Like This?

- Anyone who has large pores or lines/wrinkles they want to hide
- Anyone who is looking for a flawless foundation finish
- Anyone who wants to prevent their foundation from creasing around their mouth (laugh lines)

Who Won't Like This?

- Anyone who doesn't have visible pores
- Anyone who doesn't like anything that feels a bit heavy on the skin
- Anyone who is looking for something to actually minimize their pores permanently.. The Clarins Instant Smooth is a primer not a skincare product

How Does it Compare to Benefit's POREfesionnal?

- I find that the Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch more long lasting and is more effective in terms of reducing pore size

My Final Thoughts: I love how my foundation looks when I apply the Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch.. It blurs out my pores and makes them look almost invisible.. I only use this on special occasions as it can feel a bit heavy if worn everyday..  

Would I Re-Purchase? Yes.

Have you tried the Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch?
What primer do you use to hide your pores?

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Review: Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base

My skin has been very dry lately for some reason which makes my makeup application that much harder because the foundation would cling to the dryness and I'd end up looking dull etc etc..

Although I've been moisturizing religiously, when it comes to applying my foundation, my skin still doesn't look glowy and fresh! That's when I decided to pick up the Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base...


- Rich formula but once applied it feel very light on the skin
- Gives a beautiful dewy finish without being greasy at all
- Absorbs quickly into the skin
- Oil Free
- Moisturizes really well due to the Shea Butter ingredient
- Full of great vitamins for the skin such as Vitamin A, C & E
- Smells Citrusy

Who Will Like This?

- Anyone who loves a subtle glow without the grease
- Anyone who cares about their skin being fed with vitamins

Who Won't Like This?

- Anyone who is sensitive to strong scents

Would I Re-Purchase? Definitely!

My Final Thoughts: I love that this is enriched with some many great ingredients that help protect and feed my skin.. Also, my makeup application looks so much better when I apply the Bobbi Brown Face Base.. I love that it doesn't feel greasy AT ALL! And the scent, for me, is so refreshing!

Have you tried the Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base?

Friday, September 16, 2011

My Scandinavian Trip

Hey all..

If you follow me on twitter, you'd know that I've been holidaying in Scandinavia.. It was my first time on that part of the world and it was amazing!

Here are some of the photos from my trip =)

Lovely country.. Lovely weather..

I absolutely loved Norway! Loved the atmosphere.. The nature.. The history and our hotel which was about 600 years old!

Sweden was were we did most of our shopping & it's where I celebrated my Birthday! =)

Although Denmark, Norway & Sweden were all VERY beautiful countries, there's really no place like home.. Even with its stinking heat and polluted air and superficial beauty, the United Arab Emirates will always be the most beautiful place in my eyes..

I shall be back with more reviews real soon! =)


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Hang in There...

Hey there my lovelies...

My apologies for the lack of posts and blog interaction... Been out of the country but I shall be back soon!

Miss you guys heaps!


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