Essence LE Dark Romance Lipstick in 01 Red Romance

Makeup

prettymom • 2014-07-29 • Comments (2)

Essence LE Dark Romance Lipstick in 01 Red Romance

Essence recently released a collection called “Dark Romance“. Everything in this collection looks very attractive, especially the matte nail polishes. I tried very hard to limit myself to get only 1 item from this collection.

Essence LE Dark Romance Lipstick in 01 Red Romance

There are 2 red lipsticks from this collection, choice of either dark or light red lipstick. There weren’t any testers for the limited edition so I chose the color based on the bottom label.

Essence LE Dark Romance Lipstick in 01 Red Romance

The light red appears too orangy. I chose the darker red, which appears more red and which is something I preferred. The bullet itself looks exactly the kind of dark red I want.

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eBay Eyebrow Pencils

Makeup

prettymom • 2014-07-25 • Comments (2)

Although I already have quite a number of brow pencils, when I saw these turned up on eBay for 99c each, I thought I must try them. Then as I browsed through the list, there was a even better bargain, 4 for USD$2.35! They went straight into my shopping cart.

ebay long brow pencil

These pencils are quite long, 18cm.

ebay long brow pencil

There are quite a number of colors, depends on listing. The particular listing I purchased include black, dark brown, light brown and gray.

As you can see, 1 of them is extensively used. My camera battery went dead and I couldn’t wait for the new battery to arrive.

ebay long brow pencil

The caps fits perfectly. I have to mention this because there are pencils that comes with loose caps that fall off easily, and hence useless.

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Ombre Hair Attempt with L’Oreal Paris Preference Wild Ombres No 2

Hair

prettymom • 2014-07-22 • Comments (3)

I’ve always wanted to try the ombre hair look. Too stingy to spend money to have it done professionally, I’ve had several failed attempts with DIY hair colors from various brands. I have dark hair and I probably need to bleach my hair for the color to show up. But I don’t want to bleach my hair – blame it on horrible stories I read that hair could ‘melt’ through the process.

L'Oreal Paris Preference Wild Ombres No 2

Will the Wild Ombres Collection created specifically for the purpose of creating ombre hair at home work for me?

I’ve seen this marketed under the Feria range overseas. But it’s under Perference range in Australia.

This normally RRP at A$19.95. As a smart consumer (a better term for tight-ass) I will never buy it full price as stores like Priceline and Chemist Warehouse will sell them at discounted price regularly. I bought it from Chemist Warehouse when it was discounted to A$10.

L'Oreal Paris Preference Wild Ombres No 2

It contains mostly the some content in home coloring kits. It also contains extra products like “lightening powder”, which I thought could be bleach but it doesn’t smell like one. It’s to be added to the developer with the color.

If I remember correctly, Preference hair color kit include essential oil which is added to the developer to take away the ammonia smell. This kit doesn’t include one and you have to put up with awful smell while applying.

L'Oreal Paris Preference Wild Ombres No 2 - brush

The brush is another additional accessory included with the kit. The hair color is added directly on the brush and then brush the color onto the hair. The tip is to start brushing between hair and chin no matter how long your hair is.

The Result

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Bobbi Brown BB Cream

Makeup

prettymom • 2014-07-19 • Comment (1)

So far I’ve only tried non-Asian BB creams from low-end brands and most of them are more like tinted moisturizer than BB creams. While almost every high end brands are releasing their versions of BB creams, I’ve never tried them due to the price factor. Besides everything are more expensive when they come to Australia, I am on a tight spending budget.

My wonderful friend sent me a package sometimes last year. I was at one of my personal low points at the time and having new toys to play with cheered me up (thank you so much!) I was even more excited when I saw Bobbi Brown BB cream among the loots. I’ve had great experience with Bobbi Brown base makeups and had been keen to try the BB cream since it was released.

Bobbi Brown BB Cream

I simply adore Bobbi Brown’s signature simple yet sleek black package. I love the flat top cap which means I can let it stand on my makeup shelf.

The product comes in tube form which dispenses the exact amount I want.

Bobbi Brown BB Cream

Bobbi Brown BB Cream isn’t like typical Asian BB creams, but is thicker in consistency than tinted moisturizer and most non-Asian BB creams. It’s more like sheer foundation. The coverage is light and is buildable to medium-light.

The color I have is Fair which is my perfect match and blends flawlessly into my skin. It’s quite creamy if you consider it a sheer foundation, yet very lightweight. It’s perfect for hot summer days if you hate the feeling of wearing a layer of mask on your face.

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Aldi Lacura Revive Anti-Ageing Serums

Skin Care

prettymom • 2014-07-01 • Comments (0)

Serum in any skin care line usually comes with expensive price tags and is usually one of the most expensive item in the line. And if it belongs to an anti-ageing line, it’s even pricier. For this reason I don’t often incorporate serums into my skin care routine.

Aldi is know to sell budget friendly products so when I saw these serums on the shelf I had to try them. I can’t remember the exact price. These were purchased around Oct last year and I believe they’re in AUD$10 – $12 range.

Lacura Skin Science Revive Serums

Lacura Revive Night Elixir and Hyaluronic Gel.

Night Elixir

Lacura Skin Science Revive Night Elixir

Taken from back of the package:

Inspired by methods from dermatological practice, the highly effective Lacura Night Elixir is based on innovative and powerful ingredients helps improve skin renewel.

The formula which contains the exclusive Peel-Moist-Complex removes dead skin cells during the night and in doing so helps renew the skin’s surface. AFter use the skin looks fresher, smoother and more radiant.

The light anti-ageing formula contains a MIMOX Double Effective complex and an innovative antioxidant Vine Extract from the shoots of young vines. The highly effective gel helps boost cell renewel, smooths skin and reuces the appearance of wrinkles.

Lacura Skin Science Revive Night Elixir

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