October 2nd, 2016

Victoria Beckham x Estee Lauder Collection – New York Look & more!

The Victoria Beckham for Estee Lauder makeup collection has certainly taken the world by storm, and seems to be completely sold out on her website.  For many of us living outside of the US though, the collection has just officially launched at stores.  I had provided full swatches of everything in this post here, and I trust that has been helpful for making up your minds about which pieces to pick up.  In case you are still on the fence, and wondering how to make that bold Eye Palette or orange Chilean Sunset lipstick work, or whether you really need that Morning Aura… let me try to answer all your questions and show you a few makeup looks using the pieces that I picked up.

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September 23rd, 2016

Victoria Beckham for Estee Lauder Makeup Collection – complete swatches!

Estee Lauder does not do designer collaborations very often (the last one that comes to mind is the Courrèges Estée Lauder Collection from Summer 2015), and when it chooses to do so, it does it exceedingly well.  And this Fall 2016, Estee Lauder has partnered up with the icon of style – Victoria Beckham!  It is a succinct and highly curated collection of only 14 items, in a uber luxe packaging that has fans enthralled all over the world.  The collection launched in the US and UK 10 days ago, and is mostly soldout within days.  Thankfully for us, the collection will be launching here in Singapore and other parts of Asia soon.  To help you make up your mind whether to call dips on these covetable pieces, here are the complete swatches of the Victoria Beckham for Estee Lauder Makeup Collection!

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September 5th, 2016

SUQQU Treatment Primer, Extra Rich Cream Foundation & Brush

You know the season’s changing when the colors change, and base products turn richer.  This year we didn’t quite see too many super sheer, natural skin-like foundations; instead, the cushion technology has taken the world by storm.  Much as I like some of them, I still find myself reaching for my foundations; and with my recent bout of breakouts, prefer something with higher coverage and a cream texture that is able to smoothen out the bumps and accompanying dry flakes.  And so, it was perfect timing when I received SUQQU’s latest base duo – comprising of a Treatment Primer and Extra Rich Cream Foundation!

SUQQU treatment primer, extra rich cream foundation and brush

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September 1st, 2016

#PerfectYourFaceCanvas with Shu Uemura!

Hello dear friends!  I took a short trip to visit my sister and nephew in Germany over the weekend, which is kind of a crazy thing to do considering the trip took me halfway around the world and back in just a matter of days.  But there is a higher purpose to everything, and it was one of my best experiences I have with them.  I hope you got the chance to check out some of my video snaps on my Instastory, if not, you should definitely follow me on Instagram to be notified in future #shamelessplug!

For now, I would like to turn your attention to a couple of new releases from Shu Uemura!

Shu Uemura block:booster and Lightbulb Aerial Compact Foundation

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July 11th, 2016

Estee Lauder Genuine Glow Collection for Summer 2016

Seems a little bit late to be reviewing Summer collections in the midst of July… but today’s beauties deserve a spot on your vanity regardless of seasons.  The search for that transcendent glow and baby-smooth skin is always on, and I am currently obsessed with several pieces of Estee Lauder Genuine Glow Collection!

Estee Lauder Genuine Glow Collection

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May 16th, 2016

Airy & Fresh… 3 new base products from Albion to Covet!

How was your weekend?  I didn’t want to get into the full story of how my Mothers’ Day celebration went a week ago, because I needed to give it some space.  For me, Mothers’ Day has always been jinxed, my hubby has managed to create dramatic nightmares every single year.  And this year topped the cake.  He drove my car into a stationary car at a slip-off road, by which I don’t mean an “accident” in the sense that he didn’t stop in time nor that the other car jam-braked in front of him, but that he was accelerating full-speed and crashed because he simply was not looking ahead.  My Mothers’ Day was pretty much spent looking up my insurance coverage, negotiating with the other car’s owner, and just being generally pissed off.  All that meant that I could not focus on taking any pretty pictures for my social media accounts, and have been running on fumes the entire past week.  I was determined to get some things done these past couple of days, but I am just exhausted – life!

I am eternally thankful for a number of things – (a) even though both cars were filled with family members, nobody was injured (and I will always insist my little one remains fully strapped down in his car seat!); (b) Volkswagens are indeed engineered for safety; (c) I have pretty things to cheer me up!!  The best is when those aforementioned pretty things also make life a bit simpler and better, and today I would like to show you 3 new makeup bases from Albion!

Albion primer, Elegance Chiffon Powder & haute nuance luxueuse

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