Monday, October 12, 2009

Haul: D&G Blushes, Armani Sienna Bronzer

I finally received a package with my ordered goodies.I got: Armani Sienna Minerals Bronzing Palette and 2 D&G Blushes!They looked so pretty!! I tried one of the D&G blushes earlier, and it looked like a natural flush!Anyway, here's the pictures of my haul:PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket

Can't wait to try the other D&G blush and the bronzer!! Yipeee!!!

Prada Shielding Balm - Swatches

Just like to share my swatches of Prada Shielding Lip Balm.
As of the moment, I got 1 colorless and 8 with tints.
My Prada Shielding Balm Lip/Lip Tint

Swatches:
Swatches of Prada Shielding Balm Lip/Lip Tint

I love using these lip tints! They're perfect, specially during the day!!

They're not that pigmented. All are SPF 15. So as long as they protect our lips, that's good already!

Haul: Shu Uemura Red:Juvenus line

Hong Kong is definitely a shopping paradise!!!
Melchor and I had fun there! Anything you want, you need, you can find them there in Hong Kong.
We visited several popular malls there.
IFC, Harbour City, Sogo, Langham Place, Hong Kong Seibu, The Landmark, Times Square, Lee Gardens, World Trade Center, Fashion Walk, Silvercord. Of course, we also got to visit Mongkok area.. I believe Melchor was amazed with the people and computer/photo equipment shops there.

Of all the malls we visited, I'm so amazed with the vast and huge area of Harbour city, the tons of people in Causeway bay area nearing Times Square. (I will definitely book a hotel in the Causeway Bay area next time!!!). I failed to visit Pacific Place in Admiralty.. I have to visit this place next time.

Times Square had lots of stores also. You can find HK's Jill Stuart counter in Time Square.
Melchor was telling me to get something from Jill Stuart, since I think he knows I love this brand!!!
(It's so cute to hear him saying the brands that I love.. It shows how much he pays attention to what I like!!)
That shows how much he values his wife, right? hahahaha!

But when I got to the Jill Stuart counter, I can't seem to choose anything I like!!!! Weird!!
(Please see separate entry for the picture of my JS visit! hahaha!)

Then, Melchor and I went to Lane Crawford. You can find a lot of makeup/skincare brands there!!!!
I first got the Kiehl's Superbly Restorative Argan Oil, 'coz my skin tends to dry up especially on Winter. And I'm so curious with Argan Oil.

Moving forward, I saw the Shu Uemura counter, and quickly inquired about their new eyebrow gel. There were only 2 SA during that time, which made some customers (like me) wait impatiently for their assistance in the products. Anyway, I've been itching to try the Eyebrow Gel and saw that the HK counter only have two shades! I got the darkest one in Seal Brown, and they ran out of the brush for this product. Then, I was introduced by the SA to their new skincare line - Red Juvenus. As you all my read about my previous entry,, I'm concern with early signs of aging, lines and all. I noticed a faint line nearing my right eyebrow. This is due to my uncontrollable facial expressions!!! So in the end, I got the 4 of the 5 products under the Red Juvenus Line.

I got the following:
Shu Uemura Red Jevenus skincare & Eyebrow Gel + brush with box
^ I got the 6OB brush @ Hong Kong International Airport Duty free.

Red:Juvenus skin care line:

Shu Uemura Red Juvenus Line

- Red Juvenus Vitalizing Refining Lotion Enriched
- Red Juvenus Vitalizing Retexturing Emulsion
- Red Juvenus Intense Vitalizing Concentrate
- Red Juvenus Vitalizing Retexturing Cream


To be honest, I was totally not sure why I got these! Hahahaha!
I guess the magic word I read about this line was the ingredient of Pomegranate.
As my friend pointed out to me, when I told her I got these and they have Pomegranate, "You're obssessed with Pomegranate talaga!" hahahaha!

After I got these, that's when I finally opened my laptop and look more into this line.
Taken from Shu Uemura website:


shu uemura launches a breakthrough in skincare technology to
prevent first signs of aging such as dull skin, loss of elasticity, and fine
lines. red:juvenus is designed to protect against free radicals and vitalize
skin cells by enhancing the flow of essential elements for youthful, radiant
skin.

It can be that bad right?

The ingredients can be found at their website.
Shu Uemura Red:Juvenus benefits
^ I love anything with Pomegranate! hahaha!

I've been using these newly purchased items for almost a week. And I can say, my skin's softer, more glowing and healthy. I will update this post after 2 weeks or a month. I can see obvious improvements with my skin before.. But I hope to have significant effect, specially with the faint line I got in my eyebrow area. Hahaha!
I was surprised with this purchase and I think Melchor also felt that way! He wanted me to get things from Jill Stuart.. instead of Shu Uemura! hahahaha!

My daily regimen:
Morning: Emulsion, sunblock, powder, eyebrow gel, blush, lipstick, lip treatment
Night: Lotion, Concentrate, Cream, eye cream, spot whitening gel, lip treatment
So far, so good :)
I have these thoughts for now.. :)
One thing's for sure, I love to visit Hong Kong again and again and again!! :)

Me @ Jill Stuart HK Counter


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Originally uploaded by rrlgan

I wasn't able to find anything I like from JS.
But it's fun to see the cute and girly things... :)

Please pardon my horrifying look!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Haul: Chanel JC Blush

I got these Chanel blushes last month.
The shades were Fantasia, Rose Dust and In Love.
After I got them, I immediately use them the next day!!
It was Love!!!
I love Chanel blushes, and I'm so happy to be able to got them in tester pan form.
They're all lovely!!! I frequently used Rose Dust and In Love! Hahaha!

Chanel JC Fantasia



Chanel JC in Love

Chanel JC Rose Dust

Because of my excitement the day I got them, I hurriedly made a swatch for them:

Swatches of Rose Dust, In Love and Fantasia

I'm so happy to finally add my Chanel JC blushes. I wonder when I'll have more.. hmmm....