25.11.14

DD'ell Nail Polishes | Part 2 - Cremes & Shimmers

Hi guys! Today I have more DD'ell nail polishes to show you. I did a Part 1 with Bright, Summer Creme Shades, and this part will be a mixture of creme and shimmers. Bare with my pictures as I take my nail photos in natural light, and since it's fall weather, some are a little dark and I had to take the last one under indoor lights.

Again, I got these nail polishes thanks to OKDGG, which is basicallh a global delivery middle man. If a Korean website (which usually doesn't ship overseas) is powered by OKDGG, they will ship your products to anywhere in the world.

Milky Orange - A orangey-yellow creme, great formula, 2 coats for maximum opacity.
Yellow - Like the name suggests, a bright yellow creme, a little streaky, 3 coats for maximum opacity.
Milky Pink - Pale baby pink creme, awesome formula, 2 coats for maximum opacity.
Aurora Pink - Sparkly medium pink with silver and pink micro glitter, smooth formula, 2 coats for maximum opacity.
Skin Beige - Beautiful sparkly nudey-beige with gold micro glitter, smooth formula, 2 coats for maximum opacity.
Bebe Pink - Very pale baby pink creme, amazing formula, 2 coats for maximum opacity.
Forest - Medium grassy green creme, smooth formula, 3 coats for maximum opacity.
Sexy Red - Bright, sexy red creme, awesome formula, 2 coats for maximum opacity.
Black Sparkle - Black and silver hex glitters, formula isn't that great, needs a little fishing to get the glitters out.
Silver Brown - Multicolored glitter in a sheer brown base. Topped on a black creme. Super beautiful, great formula.

You Can Get These at:

OKDGG:

That's all the DD'ell Polishes I have to show you! Which are your favourites?
Thanks for reading, xoxo
Jiawun
*polishes were sent to me. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.

15.11.14

Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush

Ever wanted to take your cleansing routine to the next level? Clinique has newly launched their Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush which is their famous 3-Step Skin Care System's bestie! I was invited to their launch of this brush to find out a little bit more about Clinique as a brand, their history, and also this brush.

The Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush runs on a sonic system which basically makes it really gentle on the skin. A sonic system allows the brush head to rotate left and right, instead of making a full 360 degree rotation in one direction. The sonic system has so many rotations in a second, that all you end up seeing is vibration of the brush head. During the event, there was a demonstration on how gentle this brush is on the skin. Using a tissue paper (see above picture), they placed it on the back of the hand and wet the tissue (which makes it very prone to tears), and used the brush on it - and there were no tears, at all! This shows how gentle the brush can be on your skin.

The first time using this brush, you will notice how the whiteheads and blackheads around the t-zone area get removed to reveal smoother skin. This brush takes cleansing to a whole new level by not only cleansing the surface of the skin, but also bringing out and cleansing the impurities deep within the surface of the skin. Some people might break out after using this brush for the first few weeks because the impurities within the skin are brought out to the surface, which is a good thing. After a few weeks of use, those breakouts and blemishes will start to disappear and the impurities which were once within the skin would have been brought out and cleansed. 

The brush was developed by Dr David and Dr Catherine Orentreich (son and daughter of founding dermatologist, Dr Norman Orentreich) with the help of a Swiss manufacturer. The design was made to make the most out of your cleansing routine for every part of your face.

The oval-shaped brush head allows for more precise and targeted cleansing in the hard-to-reach areas like the sides of the nose, the hairline and the chin.
Two different strengths of bristles makes it easy to clean each part of your face gently. The green part of the brush head has shorter and firmer bristles to allow more efficient cleaning of the t-zone (which are prone to oil, and breakouts). The white part of the brush head has longer and softer bristles for more delicate parts of the skin, like the cheeks.

This brush is very lightweight, and is easy to travel with. It is also completely waterproof so it can be used in the shower. There is a self-timer which automatically turns off the brush in 30 seconds, which is the recommended time of using this brush when you first start using it (30 seconds, at night). After your skin is used to it, build up to 1 minute once a night (simply turn on the brush again once it automatically turns off). Slowly build up to 1 minute, twice daily. Gently glide the brush across your face - there is no need to apply pressure. The brush is rechargeable and one full charge lasts up to 3 hours (which is approximately 3 months of use, considering you only use it for 2 minutes per day).

This brush is developed for and best used with the Clinique 3-Step Skin Care System, but can be used with any foam cleansers. I'm still testing out this brush, but I will do a full-on review on how it worked for my skin once I know for sure.

Retail Price: RM360
Available at all Clinique counters, and also on www.clinique.com.my

Thank you again to Clinique Malaysia for inviting me to the lovely event. I had a lot of fun, and everyone was so nice! :)

Clinique Malaysia:

13.11.14

Beauty Haul ft Chrismas Sets | Sephora, The Body Shop, Etude House

Beauty Haul | Tarte Pin Up Girl Blush Palette
Beauty Haul, Sephora, Too Faced, Chocolate Bar Palette, Tarte, Christmas Sets
Beauty Haul, Sephora, Too Faced, Chocolate Bar Palette, Tarte, Christmas Sets
Beauty Haul, Sephora, Too Faced, Chocolate Bar Palette, Tarte, Christmas Sets
Beauty Haul, The Body Shop, Glazed Apple, Christmas Set
Beauty Haul, The Body Shop, Glazed Apple
Beauty Haul, Etude House, Rosy Tint Lips
Beauty Haul, Etude House Help My Finger
I went to Sephora in hopes of finding the Too Faced La Belle Carousel Christmas set, but it wasn't available here in Malaysia yet. It only comes out early December, which is a bummer. I did leave with a different Christmas set, and another palette which I've been eyeing for ages that was always out of stock. I also went to The Body Shop, and Etude House.

Tarte Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay Blush Palette
The Tarte 12-Hour Amazonian Clay Blushes are one of my favourite - they are so pigmented, and they last for a long time on the face. A full-sized blush is 5.6g/0.20oz and cost $26 (sold for super inflated price of RM120 in Malaysia). This is such a great value palette! You get 5 blushes of 4.5g/0.158oz each for $42 (sold at RM159 in Malaysia). This palette comes with 5 brand new, limited edition blush colours: Breathless (pinky beige), Embraced (plummy rose), Whimsy (light pink), Bashful (rosy peach), and Irreplaceable (mauve rose).

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
I've passed this palette in Sephora probably 8 to 10 times wanting to pick it up, but it's always sold out! This time, I saw so many in stock I grabbed one. This comes with 16 shades - mixture of shimmer and mattes, and since it is inspired by their Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, they all smell like chocolate. They are made with 100% pure cocoa powder.

Soap & Glory Hand Food Trio
If you guys read my "Get Soft and Smooth Hands at Home" post, you'd know that Soap & Glory Hand Food is by far my favourite hand cream. It's affordable, smells heavenly and it's so amazing! I saw this trio in Sephora, and it has three different scented mini Hand Foods in it - The Original, Fruitigo, and Sugar Crush.

The Body Shop Glazed Apple Mini Set
I walked pass The Body Shop and my sister was like "Glazed Apple..?" and next thing you know.. I got this baby right here. This Glazed Apple scent is a Christmas limited edition scent. I smelled the testers and fell in love - it's like heaven, you know all fluffy and everything! This set comes with a mini Body Butter, mini Shower Gel, and a mini Loofa (which is adorable btw).

The Body Shop Glazed Apple Fragrance Oil
Of course, I had to get the fragrance oil. I love The Body Shop fragrance oils and I love this scent so much so I thought I'd make myself AND my room smell like Glazed Apple.

Etude House Rosy Tint Lips in 03
This was on sale for RM29.90, and I had to get it! I have one of these in a darker rose shade, but this one is a fun, bright coral pink colour. They have amazing formula - velvety finish without being drying and amazing staying power.

Etude House Help My Finger Finger Patches
I tried one of these, which were also in a haul last month (or two) ago. I loved them and they were Buy 1 Get 1 Free.

Those were the products I got, and I'm in love with everything.

Thanks for reading, xoxo
Jiawun