Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Clinique Cheek Pop Plum Pop

I am wrapping up my review of the Clinique Cheek Pops with Plum Pop.

I am a tad disappointed, I was really hoping for a plum shade. Plum Pop looks for bright cool pink than plum to me. They should have called it Pink Pop instead.

Here is how Plum Pop looks on my cheeks. I simply love how these Cheek Pops meld with my skin.

Here are all three Cheek Pops in all their sunlit glory. Yu can read my previous review of Peach Pop here and Ginger Pop here.

Cheek Pops are to me, lovely quality blushes at sweet prices. I don't feel guilty buying these. What are you waiting for?

Ratings: 5+ lipstciks

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Clinique Cheek Pop Ginger Pop

The second Clinique Cheek Pop that I will be showing you is Ginger Pop. Honestly, I couldn't decide between Peach Pop and Ginger Pop so I decided to get both.

Left to right: Ginger and Peach

Left to right: Ginger and Peach
Ginger Pop has brown tones to it and is slightly darker as compared to Peach Pop.

I am not going to repeat what I said about the Cheek Pops, I have tested all the shades and found them to be consistent in quality, texture and feel. You can read my first review of them here.

I love pairing Ginger Pop with brighter lip shades because I feel that it doesn't compete with my lips. Love, love, love!

Ratings: 5+ lipsticks

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Clinique Cheek Pop Peach Pop

The moment I saw the new Clinique Cheek Pops I was hooked. I simply love the happy gerbera/daisy design. I'm actually quite pleased that Clinique came up with such pretty blushes. It has been under my radar lately because I haven't seen anything from Clinique that interested me. When I read that Temptalia gave them her stamp of approval I knew I had to try one. But as you can see it didn't stop at just 1, I had to get 3 of them.

I bought these from Nordstrom for USD $21 each.

There are a total of 4 shades available. Plum Pop, Berry Pop, Ginger Pop and Peach Pop.

I am going to feature Peach Pop today.

The packaging is very simple yet elegant. Cheek Pops come in a clear sturdy plastic casing. I guess they wanted to let the awesome daisy print speak for itself.

Just looking at it gives me a teensy bit of remorse when I have to swatch it with my fingers. Look at the beautiful print, so crisp.

I naturally had to get the warm shades because they look so natural. Peach is just that a lovely bright peach that looks very natural on my cheeks.

The texture of the cheek pops are satiny with micro gold shimmer, the shimmer isn't obvious, instead it imparts a soft glow. It is soft to the touch but doesn't not kick up any powder at all. It is definitely not chalky. It has medium pigmentation and to me that's the easiest kind of blush to wear. I don't have to worry about overly blushed cheeks. I run my favourite Koyudo blush brush around the pan a few times and apply. This blush last about 4 hours on my cheeks.

I believe they are selling it at local counters for SGD $39. What a high mark up! Get them online if you can, and how can you stop at just one shade. :)

I'm totally loving the new Clinique Cheek Pops, I am totally giving them a big thumbs up for this.

Ratings: 5+ lipsticks

Monday, February 17, 2014

Suqqu Bright Up Lipstick 02 Hanabeni

(Taken from Suqqu website)

This creamy matte lipstick spreads smoothly and gives a brilliant, vivid shade just in one application. It combats against signs of ageing such as dullness and fine lines, whilst enhancing an enlivened, healthy look for both your lips and overall skin.

There are a total of 6 permanent shades available.

A dear friend of mine (thank you K!) was visiting London and she offered to get me some Suqqu. Even though I wanted to get my hands on one of the Christmas makeup kits I resisted and got the new Bright Up Lipstick instead. I made it hard for her and asked her to pick a shade for me instead of choosing one for myself because honestly I couldn't decide. She couldn't have picked a better shade. Hanabeni suits me to a T.

The Bright up Lipstick is very similar to the Creamy Glow lipstick in size. Both have a sleek black casing except of the shiny metal ring that differentiates the Bright up from the Creamy Glow.

Hanabeni is a warm pink on my lips. It is emollient and glides onto my lips easily. It feels hydrating too. Gorgeous formula. Wear time is slightly short. It lasts about 3 hours on my lips with sips of water but didn't survive a full meal. After removal, my lips still feel soft and supple.

I have Creamy Glow lipstick swatched on top and Bright Up swatched below. As you can see, Bright Up has a semi sheer formula whereas Creamy Glow is fully opaque. I like both formulas but it is a pity that Suqqu has decided to discontinue the Creamy Glow formula. I really love it.

I paid about SGD $50. It sells for 27 pounds at Selfridges which incidentally ships to Singapore. They still have the Creamy Glow lipsticks stocked.

I honestly don't mind shelling out SGD $50 for this lovely lipstick. Considering the fact that most of the luxe lipsticks are priced somewhere in the region. I love all the wearable shades too.

Ratings: 5 lipsticks

Friday, February 14, 2014

Shiseido Perfect Rouge Tender Sheer RS 508 Romance

I had the wonderful opportunity to meet both beauties from Dear Meryl one of my makeup enablers from Singapore and dear sweet Monica whom I met for the first time is from Sydney. Monica was in Singapore for a visit and so was a great opportunity for Ruby and myself to finally meet the Memoiselle babes together.

Monica was so generous to have gifted me with this lovely Shiseido lipstick. I must show it to you because it is fast becoming one of my favourite lipsticks to wear.

(Information taken from the Shiseido website)

Achieves elegant, light and beautiful lips through translucent, dewy color, silky radiance and a glamorous full look.
Dewy texture and even application. Minimizes the look of vertical lines.
Moisture-rich, beautiful finish lasts all day. Provides a treatment effect to improve roughness and chapping.

There is a total of 10 shades available.

You can see the whole range of swatches at Evonnz.

I'll be truthful, I have always ignored the Japanese brand lipsticks except for my Suqqu which I love dearly. I kinda like my lipsticks to be creamy and opaque so I tend to get lipsticks from the estern brands. So what a refreshing change this lipstick is for me.

I love how emollient it feels on my lips. The sheer colour makes this shade very forgiving and natural on my lips. Reapplication was a breeze and it didn't dry out my lips after use. Love!

These sell for SGD $43. I'm eyeing RD 304 Hibiscus and RD 506 Foxy.

Ratings: 5 lipsticks

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Jo Malone Orange Blossom Body Creme and what else I bought

I have to do a little back tracking with this post. You have already seen my Chanel haul but I thought I would show you the other stuff I bought together with it. I bought all of these from Nordstrom.

First up my Vince Camuto watch. I am in love with these type of watches. It's both a bracelet and a watch at the same time. Great for a person who doesn't know how to mix and match her accessories.

And the reason for this post in the first place, my first ever Jo Malone Body Creme. I fell hard for Jo Malone last year and after a hand and arm massage done by the lovely Wynn from the local Jo Malone counter I knew I had to add a body creme to my list of J Malone must haves. 

It is such a pity that we have such a high markup here in Singapore. I took the opportunity to order this online for USD $75. It is a heavy tub so shipping was expensive. I was glad I got other things as well so that each item came up to about $8 in shipping costs each. I believe it costs SGD $115.

This is a heavy glass tub of heaven. I chose this scent based on the online reviews before I got a chance to give it a wiff. I was glad I picked this up because after smelling Ruby wear this at our trip to the local counter I knew I made a right choice.

Jo Malone Body Creme is a thick creme that takes a little more time to massage into my body. Once massaged thoroughly onto my body, it leaves a heavenly smell with nary a trace of greasiness. It made my skin feel soft and pampered.

I prefer the body creme to the lotion because I sleep in an air-conditioned room. Together with my pole dancing, my body needs all the pampering moisture it can get.

Orange Blossom is just a gorgeous scent to surround my body in. I am so getting the cologne next.

I use to think that I could not mix scents together until Jo Malone came along. Orange Blossom goes well with many of my Jo Malone colognes and I love the idea of layering my scents for a longer lasting scent.

Jo Malone Body Creme is a excellent body cream with unfortunately a very high price tag but I feel that it is worth its price. The scent stays with me for a longer time unlike my other scented moisturisers. It keeps my body moisturised and I don't get lizard skin on the days I use it. What a luxurious way to pamper myself.

Ratings: 5+ lipsticks