May 14th, 2018
I’ve been a little distracted lately… and have been wondering if I have the capacity to continue maintaining this blog. It is not even about redirecting my efforts to other social media platforms, I think I need to just focus on doing me for a bit. I had the crappiest Mothers’ Day because my husband wrecked my brand new car; and broke my wrist by slamming it against a window frame. Tip of the iceberg, but looming in the horizon for a while now. This blog began as an avenue for me to define myself as more than just a mother and wife at home, and beyond just another employee at work. Lately however, I find myself struggling to keep up with the pipeline, and having to dig deep to find enthusiasm and joy in the latest and bestest. The question is, what do we do when the passion is gone?
An unexpectedly heavy introduction to what should be an easy read, my apologies for that. But let’s say that I’m not ready yet to let go entirely, so I will take this as a nice distraction for as long as I can. So humor me, dear readers, with some emotional verbage and not-so-philosophical discourse from time to time. In return, I will aspire to do justice to some products that still manage to impress me in spite of it all. Today, I have the pleasure of introducing the latest Western-branded cushion that has found its place squarely in my daily routine – the Clarins Everlasting Cushion Foundation!
March 15th, 2018
Lancome reformulated several of its foundations last year, and the most hyped was perhaps the Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation. This is one of the brand’s top-selling foundations best known for its matte finish and long-lasting wear. It is perhaps diametrically different from the much more hydrating and dewy Teint Miracle Foundation [reviewed here], and is better suited for those prone to shine. I had tested this out more than 4 years ago when it was first launched, and found the new version to be much improved!
February 28th, 2018
Do you change up your routine at the start of each year or season? Apart from switching up my skincare and color makeup, I also like to update my base makeup to suit my skin condition. And as we head into March, here are 5 foundations that I have on rotation for the past couple of months. Even though there are always new releases every season, these 5 have been around for awhile now, and you may even have tried them yourself. I have picked a range here to suit all skin types and coverage preferences, so hopefully there you will discover some gems today.
February 26th, 2018
As part of a series of new additions to the Le Blanc range, Chanel recently released an innovative compact foundation which marries skincare benefits with makeup expertise. The Chanel Le Blanc Oil-in-Cream Compact Foundation is a new generation cream compact foundation that is unlike anything I have ever tried. Just like the Les Beiges Gel Touch Foundation [reviewed here], I am completely in love!
February 23rd, 2018
Chanel is killing it this spring!! The Neapolis Collection [reviews start from here] is so bold and fresh, although I know some people found it a little overwhelming when it is still covered in snow outside. If that is the case for you, then you will certainly enjoy the new Dernieres Neiges de Chanel Collection! This is a capsule collection of makeup that is part of the annual spring Le Blanc release. Originally designed to target the Asian market, Chanel has now made the range accessible globally, though still in keeping with the Asian aesthetic of soft pearly pastels for a youthful luminous look.
February 1st, 2018
Hello from Germany! I’m here on my annual work pilgrimage, which also gives me a nice break away from the usual hustles of life back home. In between the harried packing preparations for this trip, and the usual jetlag upon arrival, I managed to squeeze time in for a couple of new releases from Shiseido. There isn’t a single release from the brand in the past year that I didn’t enjoy, and I was even more thrilled when I received a package containing a couple of my previous favourite luxury foundation and powder! Shiseido Future Solution LX is the most luxurious line from the trusted Japanese brand, and leveraging on all the exquisite skincare benefits is the Total Radiance Foundation and Loose Powder.