Thursday, September 30, 2010

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme

Introducing a new generation in Longwear technology. Hours later, lips look just the way you left them in the mirror that morning - luscious, lustrous and fresh, in frost or cream texture with flexible film-former to provide transfer resistance for extended-play passion!
Lightweight texture, creamy finish and comfortable longwear combine in this has-it-all pro-class lip colour. Slick in use, applies without need of a top coat- and still lasts up to 12 hours. Won't feather or transfer, and the colour stays true. Helps lips stay soft and hydrated.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Durian Puff Profiterloes

A friend of mine pass me this recipes, didn't know they actually quite easy to bake(the choux pastry)!!
Ingredients: (8 puffs)
Choux Pastry:
85ml water
50g butter
pinch of salt
1/4 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla essence
50g bread flour
20g cake flour
2 eggs (lightly beaten)

Choux Pastry
1. Cook water, butter, sugar and salt in a saucepan till bubbling hot. Turn the heat to low.
2. Add in the flour mixture in one go and mix with a wooden spoon till a dough is formed.
3. Still on low heat, cook the dough for 1 - 2 minutes till a thin white film is formed at the bottom of the saucepan.
4. Transfer dough to a mixing bowl and beat till it is lukewarm.
5. Add in egg by thirds and mix till well blended and smooth.
6. Place batter into piping bag and pipe it onto a lined pan in rounds of about 5cm in diameter. Spray some water on it.
7. Bake at 200C for 25 minutes then 180C for 8 - 10 minutes or till dry and golden brown in color. Turn off the oven and let it cool in the oven for 30 minutes.
Do not open the oven door in the baking process. Open oven door to remove puffs only after the 30 minutes in-oven cooling process.

Durian Fillings
200 or 250 ml of non-diary whipping cream
equivalent amount of durian pulps
10 gm of gelatine powder
3 tbsp of hot water to dissolve gelatine powder

Whip up whipping cream to a soft peak.
Add in durian pulps and melted gelatine powder and mix well.
Put fillings in a piping bag and pipe it out into the baked choux pastry. If you like, you can just spoon the fillings into the pastry too.
Dust the top of the pastry with some snow powder and leave it in fridge to chill before serving.
(If you leave it in freezer, it will taste like eating durian puffs ice-cream.)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Avalon Organics range of body and skincare

Watson recently launch a new organics range of body and skincare products from the USA formula delivers natural benefits of organic essential oils to the skin.With at least 70% organic content in each product, delivers natural benefits of organic essential oils such as Lavender, Lemon, Rosemary and Peppermint.
Avalon Organics’ product philosophy is based on the pledge ‘Consciousness in Cosmetics’, which stems from its commitment to create a range of reformulated products that are inherently pure and safe. It relentlessly seeks out ingredients that are more natural or organic. In recognition of this, Avalon Organics was awarded the ‘Best of Natural Beauty 2009 Award’ by America’s Natural Health magazine. Free from parabens, synthetic fragrances, phthalates, sulphate cleansers and harsh preservatives.

I specially love the Rosemary Hand & Body Lotion – This luxurious cream hydrates skin with certified organic plant lipids to provide undernourished skin with long-lasting moisture, ensuring smooth and radiant skin. Added with active ingredient Beta-Glucan, found in oats, this moisturising agent has healing properties, while stimulating collagen production and protecting skin from environmental damage. Also available in Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint and Aloe Vera. Retails at $13.90 per 340g bottle.

Also love the Peppermint Bath & shower gel - Great to use it during a hot summer day, you'll feel so refreshing & cooling! This soothing bath and shower gel contains a nourishing blend of organic botanical extracts as well as fragrant oils that replenish undernourished skin. Further complemented with moisturising ingredients of Vitamin E and Argnine to rejuvenate and rebalance skin, uplifting the mind and body. Also vailable in Lavender, Rosemary and Lemon. Retails at $10.90 per 355ml bottle.

The Avalon Organics collection can be found exclusively at selected Watsons Personal Care Stores including Watsons Bugis Junction, Far East Plaza, Parkway Parade, Holland Village, Wisma Atria, Forum Galleria, Ngee Ann City, Tampines Mall, Jurong Point, Great World City, Compass Point, Marina Square, Anchor Point, Raffles City, Tampines 1 , Siglap Centre, Thomson Plaza, VivoCity, West Coast Plaza, Funan Mall, Changi Airport T3B2, Centre Point, Plaza Singapura, Choa Chu Kang Lot 1, NTUC Hougang Mall, IMM, North Point, East Point, Bedok Central, Changi Airport T1C, Junction 8, ION Orchard, Tanglin Mall and Bukit Panjang.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Bobbi Brown's Holiday/Winter 2010 color collection

Bobbi Brown's Holiday/Winter 2010 color collection channels the cool and sumptuous textures and hues Fall is celebrated for.
The eyeshadows come in two color compact collections: Crystals and Brights, which will add some much needed sparkle to any holiday ensemble, a twenty piece eyeshadow compact of metallics, shimmers and matte shades. Lip color collection with include Vixen Red, Vintage Red, Hollywood Red and Metallic Jewel Red.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Clinique Moisture Surge!

Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief allows skin to adapt and adjust to varying changes of moisture throughout the day. As it is first applied, Skin experiences a new level of hydration and this moisture continues on throughout the day or night. What is more unique is that this is a very lightweight gel that actually improves skin’s natural moisture retention ability for longer lasting hydration. What you normally would expect from a more rich face cream, you get from the gel-cream hybrid. I love how it contains the technology to address the cause and effects of skin dehydration, as this gets deeper into the skins layers to provide a quick and faster release of prolonged moisturization.

Moisture Surge Face Spray is an ingenious way to quickly and easily treat and replenish thirsty skin through the day. The spray immediately helps to restore skin’s balance while boosting firmness with its unique bio-activated hydrating complex. The mist absorbs quickly, leaving behind skin that is soft and smooth to the touch. The water is aloe-activated, which almost cools it while making it more comfortable.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Cle De Peau BEAUTE - New eye shadow color Quads!

Finally I got my hands on the "real thing". These gorgeous eye shadows, with their coordinating shades, highlight and define the lids with the "the ultimate in color sophistication and luxury care."
Clé de Peau uses light-reflecting technology in these shadows to enhance the eye area. The finish is seriously silky and soft, allowing you ultimate flexibility in creating a flawless look that's resistant to smudging, creasing, and fading. Cle de peau has joined the argan oil movement, adding it to the shadows to ensure smooth application and tender loving care for the skin around your eyes. The company also uses its exclusive Hydro-Wrap Complex to ensure that you get advanced moisture with its shadows.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Lancome /L'Wren Scott holiday collection 2010

Lancôme will put her most fashionable face forward this holiday season with an exclusive collection designed by L'Wren Scott in collaboration with Aaron De Mey, artistic director for the French luxury brand.

Known for her New York-chic and feminine styles that are a favorite among red carpet celebs, Scott looked to the most iconic symbol of glamour for inspiration for the collection: the red lip.

"The first thing I thought of was that I wanted to do my signature red -- my bordeaux," the designer told WWD. "I would like to try to interpret a red lipstick that could be worn from day to night."

The secret? It's all in the application. Depending how you stroke the lipstick on, the pigment can look sheer by day or deep by night. The coordinating lip gloss can also add dimension, depth and shine.

L'Wren Scott for Lancôme will feature a lipstick, lip gloss and nail polish in the sultry red shade, as well as an eyeshadow quad and additional nail lacquer in gray -- another one of the designer's favorite hues to use in her fashion collections.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Shu Uemura Christmas – Holiday 2010 Makeup Collection

Here's Shu Uemura new eye & cheek palette for holiday 2010!
The new palettes are similar with the ones from Fluorescent Collection for fall – winter 2010 only this time we get to see new colors wrapped in different packaging.

The top is Queen Magic Palette, the lower is Reindeer Palette. Both palettes will be released in November in Japan.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

cle de peau Beaute Limited-Edition Vintage Palette 2

cle de peau BEAUTE will release Vintage Palette 2 on 21 November in Japan in a Limited Edition special for the Holidays. The new palette will include 5 colors: Gold Pearl, Orange Pearl,Red Gold,Silver Pearl & Diamond Pearl.
But from the picture as show it really look similar with the 2009 fall limited vintage palette!!

This is cle de peau's 2009 fall limited shimmer palette!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Pupa Luminys baked eyeshadow

Luminys is a baked eyeshadow that can be used wet or dry; you can choose the intensity you prefer. The darker color tone are great to be used as lining the lash line.
Used dry, it is delicate and luminous; used wet, it is intense and pearly.
Innovative oven-baking technology releases all the properties of the colour to make it even more sparkling and luminous and ensure maximum, long-lasting hold when applied.
Hypoallergenic and ophthalmologically tested.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Clarins Intensive Whitening Smoothing Serum

The most advanced skin care for a flawless complexion. It minimizes dark spots and brightens the complexion while refining skin texture, thanks to the presence of oat sugars. Skin is instantly smoother and the complexion incredibly luminous.
A revolutionary serum to create a perfect complexion
Concentrated with Sea Lily & oat sugars
Reduces dark spots & polishes skin texture
Skin immediately appears sleeker & more radiant
To use: Day & night, apply to face & neck after cleansing & toning. Follow with daily regimen

Sunday, September 19, 2010

L'Oreal High Intensity Pigments

HIP line which will be launched in Singapore in October.Singapore is the first country in Asia to get the HIP line, which was created by makeup artist James Kaliardos and his muse Linda Evangelista, one of the original supermodels. The HIP (which stands for High Intensity Pigments) line specialises in bold vibrant hues for ladies who like to be more creative and fun with their makeup.L'Oreal is introducing only eight Bright Shadow Duos (S$18.90) and four Color Chrome Eyeliners (S$17.90) in Singapore at the moment, depending on the market response, they may decide to bring in more of the line.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Gemstone Aqua-base Pudding Foundation and Gemstone Compact from Cyber Colors

Developed in collaboration with renowned Japanese Celebrity Makeup artist Kazuya Haraguchi, Cyber Colors new Gemstone Aqua-base Pudding Foundation was created using the revolutionary formula of Pudding Water Gel system. This ultra creamy foundation contains more than 75% water content with a creamy, pudding-like texture to attain flawlessly soft complexion. With the introduction of Gemstone Compact, women can achieve incredibly flawless skin that glows from within.
Gemstone Aqua-base Pudding Foundation and Gemstone Compact are the latest additions to the Gemstone Collection. Harnessing the power of precious stones with cutting-edge technology, Cyber Colors creates gemstone therapy-inspired makeup that purifies skin for a brilliant glow.The 7 Precious Gemstones include: Pearl Powder, Daimond Powder, Tourmaline Powder, Ruby Powder, Coral Powder, Amethyst Powder & Jade Powder.Gemstone Aqua-base Pudding Foundation SPF 20 PA++
Cyber Colors Gemstone Aqua-base Pudding Foundation has exceptionally creamy pudding-like texture! Color: Available in Ivory, Natural & Natural Tan
Price: SGD $36.90 / 30g Gemstone Compact SPF 40 PA+++
Gemstone Compact has a silky smooth texture and is perfect for wet or dry use. It conceals all imperfections for a flawless complexion. In addition to the seven gemstone compunds, Amber Powder is also included in the formula to eradicate dead skin cells and impurities trapped in pores. Its gentle formula with plant extracts antioxidants makes this a makeup that cares for your skin.Color: Available in Porcelain & Beige
Price: SGD $32.90 / 12g
CYBER COLORS is available exclusively at all Sasa stores

Friday, September 17, 2010

Shills Moisturizing and Whitening Cold Gel Mask

This product soothes and comforts skin that has been baked under the sun. Reinforced with moisture retention elements and nutrients suitable for a wide range of skin types. It coalesces with skin surface to increase water retention, providing a triple benefit for supple taut and translucent skin. Contains moisture retention and simulating elements and nutrients required by most skin types. Suitable for both general and sensitive skin. This multiple soothing cold cream relieves redness, spots, dull and dark patches; it moisturizes dry and rough skin, minimizes larges pores and oil shine and evens out skin color.
Glycerin, Hyaluronate, Macromolecular colloid, Fucose, Potassium oxalate to increase water retention, providing a triple benefit for supple taut and translucent skin.Price: S$28.50
You can find Shrills products at John Little Marina Square, John Little Orchard, Stardust Plaza Singapura, OG Albert Complex, OG Orchard

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tokidoki beauty collection.

Take a quick peak at the next tokidoki beauty collection launching at Sephora! Not sure the Sephora Singapore will be bringing this range of products into Singapore? Cromatico Eyeshadow Palette - Adieu
A collectible eyeshadow palette that allows you to explore both your criminally cute and irresistibly edgy sides.
Create your perfect look with four coordinated shades of purple and gray. Made with pigments that won't fade, these shadows are also formulated with natural rice lipids and vitamin B, so they blend beautifully and hydrate the delicate eye area. There's also a collectible charm inside that can hook on tokidoki key chains, makeup bags or anything you wish to accessorize!
This palette contains:
- Tier 1: Lid
- Tier 2: Eyeshadow and corresponding applicator
- Tier 3: Keychain charm of a tokidoki character
Adieu is the always stylish Parisian cousin to Ciao Ciao.Cromatico Eyeshadow Palette - Mozzarella
A collectible eyeshadow palette that allows you to explore both your criminally cute and irresistibly edgy sides.
Create your perfect look with four coordinated shades of brown, blue and ivory. Made with pigments that won't fade, these shadows are also formulated with natural rice lipids and vitamin B, so they blend beautifully and hydrate the delicate eye area. There's also a collectible charm inside that can hook on tokidoki key chains, makeup bags, or anything you wish to accessorize!
This palette contains:
- Tier 1: Lid
- Tier 2: Eyeshadow, applicator
- Tier 3: Keychain charm
Mozzarella leads the Moofia, a gang assembled to extort milk from the lunchboxes of schoolyard bullies. Mozzarella and the Moofia are loving and kind to good kids, but ruthless and feared by those who harass the innocent.Glitter Eyeliner Set
A set of six eyeliner pencils that add twinkle to your wink.
This set of smooth, soft-tip eyeliner pencils delivers rich color with shimmery glitter. Each liner has silver or gold flecks, depending on the shade. Three new colors: Bianca (white), Al Dente (plum), and Meteo (navy) join three core shades: Unicorno (creamy white), SANDy (green), and Melodia (charcoal).
This set comes in a package that features a cast of criminally cute tokidoki characters. Made in Italy.

To find out more you can go to ""

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Snow Skin Durian Mooncake

Manage to make my family's favorite snow skin durian moon cake yesterday! Not too difficult but need a little skill when moulding them! :)

Snow Skin Pastry Skin
210g cooked glutinous rice flour
300cc water
400g icing sugar (sieved)
120g shortening
half tsp durian essence

Mix all ingredients into mixer & blend well.

The filling:
Fresh durian
For fresh durian, simply scoop it up with a spoon and try to keep in onto a round shape and then refrigerate it. Use fresh durian flesh and put it onto little mould onto the fridge.Each durian ball is around 10g. This would make it easier to shape later.

Lotus paste
( I bought ready made lotus paste from广祥泰 Kwong Cheong Thye Pte Ltd 61 Lorong 27 Geylang Tel: 6748 0128 )

Method of moulding:
I used the smaller type of moon cake mould.
First I measure the whole moon cake by using only the lotus paste (Is around 50g), from here I divided the lotus paste to 20g,the snow skin pastry 20g.
Wrap the lotus paste(20g) with the ball of fresh durian (10g), total weight is around 30g.
Carefully wrap the filling with the snow skin paste than press into the moon cake mould. Gently knock the side of the mould, turn out the moon cake & is done!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tofu Professional makeup sponge

Have received this TOFU LOVE Professional Makeup Sponge from Japalang Pte Ltd recently. They are latex-free makeup sponges that are gentle on the skin. Its known to have excellent absorbency and picks up the correct amount of foundation for your skin! Its super soft and creates a beautiful flawless finish! Selling at selected Watson stores.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Skin Care before applying makeup

(1)Skin Lotion
After cleansing face used a suitable skin lotion/toner for the skin. Apply this with cotton pad, as when wiping through the skin you also can check if the skin is totally clean with the cotton pad. This will also helps to prepare the skin to have better adsorption of any other skin care products that you going to apply on.

(A) cle de peau BEAUTE Gentle balancing lotion
This balancing lotion immediately replenishes moisture throughout skin and achieves softness and smoothness with regular daily use. Great for combination to dry skin.

(B) Bioderma Sensibio
Specially formulated for sensitive skin, helps to cleanse the face gently at the same time maintaining the skin’s balance. Their soothing and decongesting active ingredients prevent the feelings of irritation often caused by cleansing.

(C) Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Lotion
Contains an advanced skin hydrating ingredient, retains twice the moisture of Hyaluronic Acid, which is a common ingredient in other skincare products. Replenishes and locks-in moisture for complete hydration, instantly hydrates skin and helps preserve its optimum moisture balance, leaving skin silky smooth. Free of fragrances, mineral oil, alcohol & colorant.

(D) SK-II Treatment Essence
The seemingly magical ingredient found in all SK-II products, helps restore vital balance by promoting the skin's natural 28-day surface renewal process. This singular blend of vitamins, amino acids, minerals and organic acids produces a seemingly miraculous rebirth of skin's appearance.

(2) Moisturizer
A light moisturizer is a must to ensure the skin’s soft & moistured.
This need not be over oily.

(A) Olay White Radiance UV Blocker SPF30 PA++
Formulated with a potent whitening blend of vitamin B3, pro-vitamin B5, vitamin E and hesperidin, it's ideal for whitening divas who spend a lot of time outdoors. The result is celLucentTM fairness: Truly, glowing fairness that's deeply rooted at skin's cellular level.

(B) Dior L’OR DE VIE
The Extract concentrates the regenerative and antioxidant quintessence of L’Or de Vie Complex. It restores life to the skin and instantly illuminates the complexion.

(C) cle de peau BEAUTE Gentle Protective Emulsion SPF15
A daytime moisturizer for normal to dry skin that protects skin against environmental damages such as UV rays and achieves smoothness and radiance with regular daily use. Protects skin against environmental damages such as roughness caused by dryness.

(D) Sisley Ecological Compound
Helps protect your skin while moisturizing. An all-purpose formula that works to stimulate and regulate the skin. Light and glides on easily for combination skin. Help skin fight environmental stresses (pollution, cigarette smoke, UV rays) Restore improved tone and suppleness.
(3) Sun Block
Sun protection is also a must to avoid harmful UV rays, but I’ll prefer an oil free sun block.

(A) Shiseido Anessa SPF50+PA+++
A very fluid & light milky sun block that glides on smoothly on skin. Doesn’t flake, moisturizing yet waterproof with translucent finished.

(B) Clarins Day Screen High Protection SPF40
An invisible daily shield that protects your skin from the harmful effects of the sun and all types of environmental pollution. With 100% mineral protection and feather-light texture.

(C) Chanel UV Essentiel Multi-Protection Daily Care SPF 50/PA+++
Enriched with moisturizing agents, UV ESSENTIEL protects your skin and leaves it soft, supple and silky. The fluid texture contains a combination of two powders, so that it glides easily and perfectly over the entire face.

(D) Lancome UV Expert SPF 50
This sunscreen was reformulated in either 2007 or 2008, and the old name was DNA Shield. The active ingredients are Meroxyl XL and SX.
A very light lotion like texture. It looks white when first squeezed from the bottle, but becomes transparent when applied to the face. The finish is nonoily and somewhat dewy. It is not mattifying so this might be too rich for those with super oily skin.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Diorskin Skinflash Primer

Just tried this makeup primer during a magazine cover shoot. I must say that this is really a radiance boosting makeup primer! Enriched in Photo-smart Pigments TM,which adapt to all type of light,reflecting it to add a smooth appearance to complexion and brighten shadowy areas and dull skin. The shade is suitable for all skin tones and blend easily!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Maybelline Eye Studio Hyper Diamond Shadow palettes

Its been a while since my last visit to "AMK-NTUC"! Pass by the beauty products area & happen to saw this Maybelline Eye Studio Hyper Diamond eye shadow palettes. Love their new textures that come with a bit of glitters on it! Very nice colors! Great price as well! Retail at S$19.90

Friday, September 10, 2010

Guerlain 2010 Holiday Makeup Collection

All the items in this collection are limited-edition.
Ombre Eclat 4 Shades, Le 2 De Guerlain Volume Mascara & Midnight Star Collect D'Or, Or Impérial (iridescent gold shimmer powder for face and body), can't wait to see how this gold shimmer powder work???

Météorites Perles D’Or Illuminating Powder & Exceptional Pressed Powder. Love the packaging!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Mistine Sexy Cheek from Thailand

One of my Thai lady friend send me this interesting product to try out last week.
Was attracted by the packaging at my first glance, the design of this cheek color come with a flat sponge attached on the cover handle which's quite easy to used. The texture of the cheek color are quite sheer but I won't prefer if my friend have send me the pink color tone instead of the orange peach tone.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

How I did Zoe Tay's makeup during her movie Gala Premiere ?

Some friends been asking me how Ms Zoe Tay’s makeup was done during for her movie “Love Cuts” Gala Premiere. Here’s the products & makeup tips :(1) After apply all the skin care products, start with applying the whole face with cle de peau BEAUTE Pre-makeup Emulsion. This will help to smooth out the skin & it also help to make her skin look much more radiance! (2) As Ms Tay’s skin already quite smooth & good so I didn’t use any foundation instead only used a bit of cle de peau Concealer to covers spots & under eyes circles. Using finger to blend evenly!
(3) Used cle de peau Translucent Loose powder to set her base makeup.
(4) Used the same Pre-makeup Emulsion on her eye lids area as eye shadow base. (5) I used cle de peau Eye Color Quad 203 (new product) for her eyes. Apply (B) A cream shimmer color at the centre of eye lid nearer to lash area. Using (C) A dark shimmer grayish tone to defines her upper & lower lash line. Apply (A) A peachy color on her eye socket area. Apply (D) A shimmering cream pearl on her brow bone & lower inner corner of her eyes.(6) Apply Real Lasting Eyeliner from K-Palette on Ms Tay’s upper lash line. Follow by using the same (C) The dark shimmer grayish tone to smooth the eyeliner.
(7) Curl lashes by using Shiseido eye lash curler. Brush on Revlon 3D Extreme Mascara in black on upper & lower lashes.
(8) Brush on a light pinkish cheek color (PK1) from Ettusais.
(9) Apply a peachy pink Lips Rouge Glossy Perfect lipstick(PK203) from Maquillage Shiseido.

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