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Last week, I attended the Fake Sleeping Workshop by Majolica Majorca by invite. Held at Shiseido’s premises, it was a cosy hands-on with demonstration session by their Makeup Artist (oops, i can’t recall his name!). As it was held on a weekday evening, most ladies came after work and the nice people at MM ensured we won’t faint by preparing some sandwiches for the attendees (sweet!).

Focusing on their new limited edition products for Chapter 31 (MM launches their products by Chapters out of fantasy pages. The Japanese are ever so creative!) – Aurora Tear Liner (2 colours, S$25.90) and Majoromantica F (S$23.90), which is their pocket fragrance. Enjoy the video on the aspiring story behind these products!

 

The idea was to to achieve the Mori Girl look – sweet, innocent with teary-looking eyes – and dressed in layered clothing, usually in shades of forest, earthy tones.

Image: princesscorner-ruzu.blogspot.com

Image: princesscorner-ruzu.blogspot.com

How to achieve this look?

1) After your skincare, apply MM Skin Lingerie Pore Cover which functions as a base layer.
2) Gently spread Skin Remaker Powder Foundation in an outwards direction.
3) Choose your desired Eye Shadow Quad palette and gently apply with fingers or sponge as preferred. The trick is to BLEND!
4) With the Pencil Eyeliner, line close to the lash line and enhance the area as desired. With the Mori Girl look in mind, leave out lining the lower lash.
5) The Aurora Tear Liner (pink/blue) is then used to line the lower lash line. With its wet, glittery effect, it helps to draw attention to those pretty eyes!
6) Instantly open up eyes with Lash Expander Frame Plus and coat 2- 3 times for fuller lashes.
7) Sweep Puff de Cheek Blush across apple of cheeks for a healthy flush.
8) Finish off with Rouge Majex Lip Gloss for that sweet sheen!
 
The Sweet Majoromantica F:

With just one drop of this honey-sweet aphrodisiac from the forest, it will take you into the mysterious forest filled with blooming flowers and fruits. Its thick texture blends well into the skin, giving off a combination of sweet and fruity fragrance.

Sweet, lovely fragrance that conjures up images of nectar in flowers, possibly from the woods 🙂

Top notes: Juicy and Fruity (Juneberry, Strawberry, Raspberry, Pomegranate, Apple, Fig, Mangosteen, Bergamot, Lemon, Mandarin)
Middle notes: Herbal and Floral (Rose, Sweet Pea, Jasmine, Muguet, Gardenia, Chamomile, Clary Sage)
Base notes: Sweet and Romantic (Vanilla, Maple, Brown Sugar, Sandalwood, Amber, Musk, Oakmoss) 

So did I achieve the Mori Girl look successfully? You be the judge! 🙂

Sorry for the less-than-satisfactory photo quality – it was taken with iPhone 3Gs. The lovely glittery Aurora Tear Liner still stands out! Likes! ❤

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Some nice ladies sent me a brand new mascara to try, and I thought, “Hey, why not?” Being a mascara-phobic, my previous experiences with mascaras have not exactly been smooth-sailing. Coupled with my fear of it falling into my eyes and horror of horrors, blinding me forever; i daren’t put on mascaras on a regular basis unless I really have to.

Strike a Pose with the Diorshow Iconic 😉

Touted to be an outstanding performer, the Diorshow Iconic was inspired by professional catwalk techniques and Dior couture expertise. With its patented angled brush, it promises to give lashes an extra ‘oomph!’ plus an ultra lifting effect for supremely lifted lashes with long-lasting curls.

Here’s my review of it 🙂

An Eye-opening Experience!

Before Use: My lashes are fine and lacks volume & length; doesn’t help that my eyes are small too + single eyelids
After Use: Individual lashes are thicker, longer and more obvious. Eyes are bigger instantly!

Product Texture and Effectiveness:
It does coat my lashes individually and they become more obvious, darker and longer too – great!
Any clumping? 
It didn’t clump lashes; i tried coating repeatedly for about 6-7 times but my lashes were still evenly coated. Good!

Ability to build good length and thickness, and hold a curl:
Length and thickness was good! Curl-wise could have been better because I noticed the lashes “drooping” in less than 10mins. They were “lifted” only for awhile and the curl was not obvious. Might have worked better with an eyelash curler 🙂


Ease of Removal:

Used a makeup remover to remove it but may have worked better with an eye makeup remover.

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A huge pimple has decided to land on my chin! Horror of horrors! As time passes, cell renewal slows down and acne takes a longer time to heal. Due to the slowdown in metabolism, the cell regeneration deteriorates in relation to the less-than-optimal internal skin matrix.

That said, this “hot button” is definitely a warning sign to yours truly! Time to start taking preventive measures to defend skin against acne and blemishes!

Acne Prevention 101:
1) Remove makeup thoroughly especially eye makeup. Always use the appropriate eye makeup remover.
2) Double cleanse for optimal makeup removal. Follow up with cleanser after using makeup remover.
3) Invest in a suitable gentle facial scrub or exfoliant. Use 2X a week to remove dead skin cells and to promote cell renewal rate.
4) Use a suitable toner (or sometimes known as Lotion, but not to be confused with a moisturizer type) for your skin type. Toners act as skin primer for the absorption of subsequent skincare products. For oily skin, choose one that helps to control/balance oil secretion.
5) A moisturizer is a must-have! Lotion is a lighter version and ideal for those with oily/combination skin type. Cream would be slightly richer and works better for dry skin type. Mature skin would usually veer towards cream types. Based on skin concerns (eg: dehydrated skin, acne-prone skin, premature aging etc), pick a suitable one for your needs. A night cream is recommended; usually a richer version to deliver essential nourishment while you sleep.
6) SPF protection is the ultimate weapon against the sun! If your day cream does not contain SPF, be sure to apply sunblock. Makeup may contain SPF too and acts as an additional protection. However, the higher the SPF aka Sun Protection Factor, it does not mean that your skin is better protected. Reapplication is key when it comes to sunblock! Even if you’ve applied a sunblock with SPF 100, when you perspire, all’s gone and so, it is recommended to reapply every 2hrs especially when you’re outdoors or doing sports.
7) Makeup can turn a plain Jane into a sexy Mankiller. Choose non-comedogenic makeup to prevent clogged pores after use. Look out for artificial colouring and fragrance as it’s best that they are not included in them as prolonged use may lead to pigmentation problems and cause sensitized skin.
8 ) Got a pimple?? Use treatment products that contain salicylate acid or benzoyl peroxide. Do bear in mind to look out for lower % concentrates of these active ingredients if it’s your first time using. This is to prevent “burning” of skin as they may be too harsh.
9) On unaffected areas, work on those pesky blackheads to remove these unsightly things. Personally, I use Biore Pore Pack and I still remember its cute TV commercial with the girl swinging her legs from left to right with a pore pack strip pasted across her nose 😉
10) As a treat after work or a long and tiring day, pamper skin with some lovely masks. The same, select according to your skin needs to effectively deliver much-needed perks and nutrients to precious skin!

Have you got some special products you swear by? Share them with us! 🙂

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Here’s a dose of excitement to tackle the mid-week blues! Skincare and beauty junkies’ happytime 😉

To Take Urgent Leave Or Not? 😉

Quick Tips:
1) Eat before going: You’re there to grab bargains and the products are likely to fly (or be snatched up quickly) so you’ll need the strength to be fast and to squeeze with the crowd, basically.
2) Wear lightweight clothing: Looking sweaty and sticky is definitely un-glam. Nah-uh.
3) Bring your cards/sufficient cash and try to go bagless: There’s bag deposit there though but bags and handbags are not allowed into the sale area.

Haf FUN! 🙂 

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Maybelline B.B. Cream

Maybelline 8-in-1 B.B. Cream

Following the success of Korean B.B. Creams, in CLEO (Nov 09), Maybelline’s latest double page spread introduced its latest product in the local scene – Clear Smooth Minerals B.B. Cream – boosting 8-in1 wholesome skin-loving benefits!

Packed with 8 healthy minerals, this first 8-in-1 skin transformer promises to deliver instant skin perfecting wonders, allowing healthy skin to shine from within. This new limited edition super cream claims to create phenomenal surprises. Upon application, you’ll discover that your skin becomes more radiant, smoother, visible improved clarity, better appearance, more even skin tone, less redness, more hydration and even fewer lines! This multi-functional cream brightens skin for a natural healthy radiance, giving you the nude barely-there finish. What’s more, it even has SPF 26/PA+++ to provide ultra sun protection – ideal in sunny Singapore! Available at all major personal care stores.

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