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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Elf Flawless Finish Foundation SPF 15 Oil Free Review

Posted by Rica at 12:04 PM 0 comments
I've been using this liquid foundation from Elf this week and honestly speaking, this is one heavy duty liquid foundation for my skin type! By the way, I have an oily-combination skin. I tend to be a bit dry during the winter on my cheeks and very oily on the T-Zone whole year long!

First things first, here are some photos for you guys! :)

 It comes with a pump dispenser.

 The pump is easy to control so no product is wasted! :)

 Here is the shade of Sand.

 Swatch and blending ... I have no primer here. 

 Blending ... 


I purchased this from a reputable Yahoo! Auction Hong Kong Seller  for HKD $60 in Sand. It is a perfect match for my NC25/NW25 skintone and I've been loving it each day!

I've been testing this with different kinds of primers each day of the week and no matter what primer I was using, it is long wearing. I know I've been raving too much about this foundation, and it is because it is cheap and has a good quality. What more should I ask for? :)

I've been wearing it for 5-8 hours straight and of course with my oily skin, I have to blot it with my Elf Studio Pressed Powder. It doesn't cake up and stands the heat and sweat here in Hong Kong. 

Here are some differences with the different primers I have been using:

1. With Laneige Makeup Primer Sebum Control: Kept my makeup in place and less blotting.

2. With Elf Studio Mineral Infused Primer: No blotting at all! Very light and seems like I'm not wearing any makeup at all. :) 

3. With Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream as a primer / base: It diminished my red skin blotches and my skin looks more even together with this foundation. And long wearing as well with a radiant dewy finish!

4. With Juju Aquamoist Base: Very moisturizing yet not sticky. This feels I am wearing makeup but doesn't cake up. Long wearing as well and makeup stays in place for the whole day.

In conclusion, I am enjoying this and ....


Thank you for reading and please share your insights if you have used this foundation before. I would love to hear from you guys!



Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Past Month Haul : September Part Three

Posted by Rica at 10:36 AM 0 comments
Just to let you know.. This will not be the end.. I still have incoming stuffs and still deciding whether to put them all together here or to the October Haul.. (maybe? hehe)

Anyway, here's the continuation!

 Ettusais Eye Zone Tinted Color Essence, Cosme Decorte LaCouture Illuminating Concealer

 Elf Correcting Concealer, Fancl Stick Concealer, YSL Touche Eclat, Shiseido Natural Finish Cream Concealer, Giorgio Armani High Precision Retouch in 01, Paul & Joe Under Eye Concealer, Ever Bilena Concealer in P-A and P-B, Lunasol Under Eyes Concealer in Natural Orange

 Back Up of the Lancome UV Expert BB Complete, Pieras BB Cream in Light and Natural

 Back up of my Favorite Primer, Laneige Make Up Primer Sebum Control

 Neutrogena Deep Clean Brightening and Revitalizing Foaming Scrub

 Juju Aquamoist Light Toner and Juju Aquamoist Foaming Cleanser

Tsubaki Damage Care Shampoo and Conditioner

Past Month Haul : September Part Two

Posted by Rica at 10:28 AM 0 comments
 Benefit Hellow Flawless Oxygen Wow Brightening Makeup SPF25 PA+++
 MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation in NC25

 Ever Bilena Liquid Foundation in 01

 Holika Holika Petit BB Creams in Essential, Moisture, Brightening and Clearing

 Dr. Wu Super Bright BB Cream, Dr. G (Dr. Young) Bling Bling Cream, Dr. Jart V7 Beauty Balm & Renewalist BB Cream

 Ciracle Shiny BB Cream, Elishacoy Always Nuddy BB24, Innisfree Trouble Care BB Cream, Liole Dollish Veil BB Cream in Purple

 Hanskin Triple The Solution and Mineral Magic BB Cream, Etude Precious Mineral BB Cream in 01
 Lancome UV Expert BB Complete SPF50 PA+++, Giorgio Armani Luminessence Bright Revelator BB Cream, Estee Lauder DayWear BB Cream, Body Shop All-In-One BB Cream, MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm

Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream, Neutrogena Fine Fairness BB Cream

Mentholanum Skin Aqua BB Cream, Kiss Me Heroine Make Essence in BB, Hada Labo Air BB

BB Moisture Cover, Rachel K CC Cream, Arezia BB Cream, Suki Multi-Function BB Cream

Past Month Haul : September Part One!

Posted by Rica at 10:11 AM 2 comments

I have tons of new stuff all month round of September. Here are my hauls for the month of September. :)

Chanel Chance Eau Tendre EDT & Hair Mist Spray

Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm Triple Functions Hot Pink & Snail Nutrition BB Cream

Elf Studio Mineral Infused Primer, Studio Flawless Finish Foundation, Mineral Booster

BRTC BB Cream Samples in Gold Caviar, Glamorous Sparkling, Whitening and Repair, Jasmine Water

Holika Holika Peach Girl BB Cream SPF37 PA++

Christian Dior Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Fresh Powder Makeup

Shiseido Majolica Majorca Brow Customize Sword Cut Liner

Elf Translucent Mattifying Powder

Ever Bilena Powder Foundation in 01

This is just the Part One... All of the tags cannot fit in one post so... Please view my Part Two as well! :)


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Chanel Chance Eau Tendre EDT and Hair Mist

Posted by Rica at 8:42 AM 0 comments

Today I am going to review a different beauty product. In fact, different from the ones that I usually review.

For this month, I purchased a hair mist from the Chanel Chance Collection. I am not sure when was this released but I am pretty sure that this was released together with the two new colored Chanel Chance Perfumes named "Eau Tendre" and "Eau Fraiche."

You guys may be wondering why I purchased this, right? As you guys may not know (but my husband knows me well when it comes to this problem. LOL!), I hate, hate, HATE it whenever my hair is smelling like food or smoke after having barbecues or a sizzling hot plate, etc. That's why whenever we dine outside, we always opt out dining in some fancy restaurant that involves cooking or have smoke. Finding this hair mist is a big problem solver for us!! Especially, I miss eating sizzling plates already... LOL.

I bought this one over Yahoo! Auctions Hong Kong from a reliable seller for HKD $200. Great find, right? The bottle was broken but I really don't have no problems with that as long as the spray is working properly dispensing the right amount that I needed.

It comes in 100mL in a metal bottle with a spray dispenser. I always keep this inside my bag for emergency use.

By the way, I purchased this together with the Chanel Chance Eau Tendre EDT in 100mL for HKD $520. What a bargain for me!

The scent is very light and floral but I don't mind using this for my hair all year round but for sure the EDT will be stashed and used more during the spring / summer season as it is more suitable during those months.

As of now, since fall is just about to start here in Hong Kong, I'm still enjoying this great find!

Are you also like me who hates having the heavy food scent on your hair? How do you deal with it? Please do share at the comment box down below.

Thanks for reading!



Friday, September 28, 2012

My Make Up Stash!!!

Posted by Rica at 7:19 PM 2 comments
Hi lovies! I promised that I will give you an update on my growing collection. I'm just going to get through everything but not going to review all of them. 

So with no further delays... *drum roll please!*

My Loose Powder / Finishing Powder Collection:

MAC Mineralize Powder Foundation / Loose, Nichido Final Powder, Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil, Elf Mineral Booster, Laneige Skin Luminant Powder

My Pressed Powders:

 Elf Studio Pressed Powder, Nichido Pressed Powder in Tan, Elf Clarifying Pressed Powder, Clean & Clear Oil Control Powder, Johnson's Face Powder, Shiseido Translucent Pressed Powder, MAC Studio Careblend / Pressed, MAC MSF Natural

My Brow Stuffs:

Dior, MAC, Elf Eyebrow Kit and MAC Brow Fix

My Concealers:

 MAC Highlighting Pen, Elf Undereye Concealer and Highlighter, Garnier BB Eye Roll-On, Elf Tone Correcting Concealer, Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen, Elf Cover Everything Concealer, Elf All Over Cover Stick, Elf Complete Coverage Concealer, Canmake Eyeshadow Base, Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer, Benefit Boi-ing, MAC Mineralize Concealer, MAC Moisturecover, Laneige Undereye Concealer (did I forget something? hehe!)

My Lip Primers:

 CanMake Lip Essence, Aube Couture Moist Lip Base, Benefit Lip Plump, Elf Lip Primer and Plumper, MAC Prep + Prime Lip, Canmake Volume Lip Base

My Eyeliners:

 Guerlaine Terra Cotta Khol Liner, Lancome Le Crayon Khol, Elizabeth Arden Eye Pencil, Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof, Estee Lauder Pure Color Intense Kajal Eyeliner, Lavshuca Eye Liner Pencil, Elf Eye Widener, Elf Brightening Eyeliner, MAC Kohl Power Eye Pencil, Elf Waterproof Eyeliner Pen, Canmake Strong Eyes Liner, CanMake Perfect Black Eyeliner, Nichido Liquid Eyeliner

My Eyeshadows (and a cream liner I forgot!)

 Clinique Cream Liner, Tony Moly Luxury Eye Shadow, Lancome Color Design Eyeshadow, Esprique Precious Eyeshadow, Wet N Wild Eyeshadow, Max Factor  Earth Spirits Eye Shadows, Cover Girl Eye Enhancers, Egypt Queen Eyeshadow Palette

My Powder Foundations:

 Dior, Chanel, Estee Lauder, Elf Two-Way Powder Cake Foundation, Benefit Hello Flawless, MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

My Liquid Foundations:

 Laneige Snow Crystal Dual Foundation SPF22 PA+, Laneige Snow Crystal Dual Foundation White Plus REnew SPF41 PA++, Elf Flawless Finish Foundation SPF15 Oil Free, Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow SPF25 PA+++, Anna Sui Brightening Fluid Foundation, Cle De Peau Beaute Creme Foundation

My Primers:

 Laneige Makeup Primer Sebum Control, MAC Prep + Prime Fortified Skin Enhancers, Elf Studio Mineralize Primer, Smashbox Photo Finish Oil-Free Foundation Primer, MAC Prep + Prime Skin Visage, Juju Aquamoist Moisture Base, Laneige Shimmering Multi Cream

My BB Creams and Tinted Moisturizers:

 BRTC Whitening & Repair BB Cream, Lioele Tripe The Solution, Laneige Snow BB Cream, Shiseido The Skin Care Tinted Moisture, ELF Studio Tinted Moisturizer, Dr. Jart Rejuvenating Blemish Base in Silver, Skin Food Aloe Sun BB Cream, Nanoce BB Moist Cream, Skin79 Super Plus BB Triple Functions in Hot Pink, Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream, Elf Essentials Tinted Moisturizer

My Lip Pencils:

 MACs, Elizabeth Arden and NARS
ELF Lip Stain, Clinique Chubby Stick

My Make Up Brushes:

My Powder Blushes:
(MAC, NARS, Illamasqua, NYX, Make Up For Ever, Bobbi Brown, Smashbox, Estee Lauder, Christian Dior)

My Lipstick Stash #1

My Lipstick Stash #2

My Lipstick Stash #3

My Mascara Stash:
(Armani, Bare Escentuals, Boots No7, Chanel, Christian Dior or Diorshow, Estee Lauder, Lancome, Max Factor, Tarte, YSL, Clinique, Laura Mercier)

My One and Only Make Up Fix Spray:

And my cheap-o Lip Glosses. (Etude, some random Japanese Brand, 

Hope you enjoyed going through my stash! :)


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