Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bouquet

A little over a month ago, I chanced on this very colourful Maybelline lippie range at SASA in Singapore. I was SO tempted to snatch a few shades but at S$16.50 (around Php 575 that time), I thought it’ll definitely be less expensive when launched locally. True enough, this range came out just a few winks after and each tube is very affordable at only Php 299 a pop!

Straight from the hottest trends of New York Fashion Week to this season’s spring scenery, the latest lip collection from the number 1 and most loved color cosmetics brand, Maybelline New York, is the perfect juxtaposition of downright fierce and irresistibly flirtatious. A burst of rebellious colors with more than enough blooming shades to choose from, these bright and dainty shades take the spotlight with a perfectly wearable trend for lips that scream floral rebellion. This season, it’s time for pastels to rebel with Color Sensational – Maybelline New York’s power lip franchise – at the helm of new shades brings you Rebel Bouquet.

With 11 vivacious shades that feature a kicky bouquet of lip colors in pink, reds, and mauves, the collection’s new Color Bloom Technology infused in every lipstick ensures you have a whole new bright for lips that are never dull, washed out, or shy. Charged with honey nectar, Rebel Bouquet lipsticks leave a rich sumptuous feel on your lips with every swipe.

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Sample Room Find: Olay Regenerist Miracle Duo

Sample Room recently had a very exciting run that’s yet again tickled my (skin care) fancy. If we’ve met sometime between 2007-2010 through my now defunct Multiply page and Swipe Some Gloss, you’d probably recall me gone gaga over Olay Regenerist. It was during these years that I was able to wean my acne down and had all the joy in the world having young and taut skin. 😀 These were then my secret agents along with the serum and eye cream from the same line, Regenerist:

Sometime last June, Sample Room had 120 kits up for grabs for its prized (not to mention, quick) roomies. The Olay Regenerist Miracle Duo (over Php 1700 in value) below went off the sample cabinet for only 900 SR points. Sweet!

The new Miracle Boost Pre-Essence works best when used together with the Regenerist Moisturiser. Together, the two products form the new Miracle Duo to give you:

  • 2X key active penetration into epidermis
  • Skin that looks up to 10 years younger

How to use the Pre-Essence and Regenerist Moisturiser:

  1. The Pre-Essence is your immediate next step after cleansing your skin as it prepares your face to absorb the next steps of the regimen. After cleansing your face with Olay Regenerist Cream Cleanser and/or Pore Minimizing Toner, on your dry face, apply the new Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Pre-essence on your forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin. Let your skin absorb the product for a few minutes.
  2. Apply the Olay Regenerist Moisturiser focusing on your forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin.
  3. Use the Miracle Duo 2x a day: once in the morning after bath and before bedtime for best results.

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Unboxing: BDJ Box x Bioderma Laboratoire Dermatologique (June 2015)

***WARNING*** This will be a super giddy, confetti-all-over rave post. If you’re not in the mood for my flavour of rainbows, come back tomorrow for regular programming. 😉

Just before June was over,the box above landed on my desk. I tad cheated and have been following the hash tags leading to last month’s box hence already know it’s a Bioderma collaboration before I unwrapped my package. Through my snooping, I already saw some subscribers *highly* disappointed by the sample sizes. Let me tell you first off that girlllll you’re missing out! As someone frequently shuffling back and forth Singapore and Hong Kong, I couldn’t be happier to see that 1) since Bioderma’s now locally available, I don’t have to hoard and check-in heavy bottles and tubes and 2) BDJ Bellas get to try a lot of their star products before committing to full-sized products. I’ve been a Bioderma user for some 4-5 years now and I can confidently tell you that it’s a brand worth the online rave.

It’s time to keep those bathing suits and summer hats away as the rainy season is coming our way! The change from hot summer winds to cool rainy breeze is very welcoming. We should be prepared to make our skin adaptable, moisturized and well-nourished.

Following my BDJ Box profile, the box I received was fit for those with combination to oily and sensitive complexions. Continue reading below to see what I got this round.

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An Ode To The Best Ever K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner (to date)

When it comes to liquid eyeliner, I’ve long come to accept that K-Palette’s Real Lasting Eyeliner 24H WP tops my list. It stays in place all day (!!!), comes in different tip thicknesses, economical (used everyday, a pen lasts me 2-almost 3 months), and available in stores nationwide and online.

Recently, K-Palette’s sent me what they claim to be their best formula to date and I was like, “really? It can be further improved?”.

The new formula has the following features:

  • Super Shut Out — Long keep formula that’s tough against water, sebum, and sweat.
  • Vivid Color — More pigmented color (even more vivid than a permanent marker!)
  • Essence — Panthenol is added as a double caring ingredient for the skin and lashes, Hyaluronic Acid + Water Solluble Collagen acts as a super moisturizer for the skin, Japanese Green Gentian/Swertia Japonica is tossed in as a lash growth essence that also improves blood circulation, and Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1 strengthens the lashes.

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Take A Splash with Make Up For Ever Aqua Collection

Make Up For Ever has amped up their waterproof game stronger this season and we can’t quite complain. In a country where everything smears and melts, we could truly use a little help from high performing products. 😉 Aqua Matic (Php 1350 each), their retractable waterproof glide-on eye shadow, has been available in the market for a while now but this season, they came up with raunchier colours perfect to add a little sparkle on our EOTDs. For office safe dailies, I think S60 Satiny Warm Brown is an absolute must have!

photo via @makeupforeversg

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