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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Update on MAC Archie's Girls Launch at Mid Valley

Dear ladies

A very disappointing news. Apparently the collection has not arrived and there will be no launch tomorrow.

The strangest thing is the people who works at the store doesn't know exactly when the stocks will arrive. Earlier this month it was a different story, saying that the stocks has arrived only waiting for the launch date.

I personally think that the consultants themselves are not abreast to the happenings in the company. Some don't even know upcoming collection. I am really disappointed with the mixed information that they give.

Come on!

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Review: Etude House I Need You, Royal Jelly! Sheet Mask

Yoohoo ladies,

It has been a gloomy day in my part of the world, and what better way to past the night by blogging about my new beauty find.

If you follow my blog you would know that I have only recently discovered Etude House (duh? yeah I know) and am now really loving the products that I bought from this brand. If you want to read about it you can click on the Etude label on the sidebar. I will of course reserve the daily skincare product review for later as I need to try them for a week or two in order to give you a fair review :D

Now, I have never liked sheet mask before because of their ill fitting standard size sheet that is always to big for my face yet to small of my eye area. I STILL don't like them.. it is just something that I tolerated with for the greater good of my skin ; ).


Product Fact :  It says in the packaging that it contains of course highly nutritional Royal Jelly which restores skin health and soothes the skin after being damaged by pollution, debris and weather. It helps the skin to maintain smoothness, softness and luminosity. It also claims to improve the skin's condition by nourishing, moisturising, softening and improving wrinkles. So this would be great for those whose skin is currently experiencing dryness or dehydration to their skin. You know how our skin acts up at different times of the month or year right? Therefore always evaluate your skin condition before you go throwing all those products in the bin because you might just need to add an extra like this mask, get what I am saying?

How to use it? :  First, cleanse your face with your favourite cleanser followed by your favourite toner. then spread the sheet mask and put it on your face. Adjust accordingly so that you feel as comfortable as sheet mask can get ( I told you my issues :D). A bit of caution, the package has a substantial amount of liquid in it I swear so make sure you hold the packaging up right when you tear it open. Then after you have taken out the sheet mask, pour the remaining liquid onto the mask...don't waste the goodies. You leave the mask on for 15 to 20 minutes. After you take the mask off do not rinse off, leave the leftover essence on you face and let it absorb by gently patting your skin.

My experience : I like the smell of the mask so that is a plus. I still don't like the fitting and this one goes waaaaaay beyond my hair line and the eye holes are too close together so it was not comfortable opening and closing my eyes. Honestly I laughed at the awkwardness of it. Ok besides my issues, I like the fact that the mask does not give me tingling sensation when it is on. I left it on for exactly 20 minutes. When I took it off, I was amazed to see the effect it gave my skin. Now, it is important to point out here that my skin is currently very dry so it looked fairly dull.  My skin looked fair, brighten if you want to use that term, refreshed and most of all, I felt my skin was glowing. My skin was still drenched with the essence from the mask but I can see that my skin has absorbed a fair amount of the essence. I dabbed off some of it because I know it will be extremely uncomfortable sleeping with sticky face.

I woke up the next morning expecting an oily looking complexion. I was dead wrong. My skin felt soft and plump up. My skin felt great the whole day that day and it has helped to improve my skin condition. The consultant told me that you have to use the mask 2-3 times a week in the first one month. Then you can reduce the usage to once a week. That has its logic.

3 days later I used it again. Same effect and I am loving it! I have stocked up and taken advantage of the Chinese New Year Sale offer :D yeay for me!

Verdict:  9/10 ( 9 for the ill fitting mask but that is just me. Other than that, I am absolutely loving it! )
Will I buy it again? : Definitely
Would I recommend it to my friends? : Definitely
Price :  MYR 6.90

Do give it a go and tell me what you think of it.

Stay beautiful!



Saturday, 23 February 2013

ETUDE : My First Visit and Haul

Hi again lovelies,

Went to 1 Utama a couple of days ago to shop for some household stuff and I ran past ETUDE. You know, I can't even begin to count on the many times that I have past this shop these past years since its opening without giving it a second glance. How WEIRD was that??! Geez! But man was I glad I finally walked in with some urging from my bestie (as always thanks for pushing me to go into stores I have not set foot in :D *wave) . Oh and here is a video by ETUDE House... so cute I love it!



It is a cute shop full of cute skincare and cosmetics ... all pink and white .. very similar to Benefit stand alone store but you will know full well that you have walked into an Asian version of it once inside. I seriously don't know how to describe it :p but basically that was what I felt.

It is a Korean Brand and boy it is a fun place to be in, I mean I walked in and the first thing I saw was the hand creams in cute Birdy containers that has adverts on these endangered flying friends . Oh not to mention that the sales person was so helpful and kind. I had fun asking tonnes of questions about their product and trying whatever that fancied me that day.

I, of course, didn't come home empty handed :p and the best part was they were having sales to mark the Chinese New Year celebration. Buy any 4 product and you will get 40% discount. So you can imagine my excitement. I picked up 2 Royal Jelly Mask, 1 yogurt mask which comes in 4 mini tubs and a lip tint. All this for RM30.35. On top of the discount, I was also given the cutest table calender that would be perfect to put on my vanity.

I have only tried on the Royal Jelly mask and I love the effect it gave to my skin the next morning I woke up. I will do a review on that in a separate entry :D

Ok picture time.. sigh I wish I had taken my picture inside the store.

The bag :) in guava pink

The Royal Jelly Mask, The Yogurt Mask and The Kissful Tint Charm

The cute calender in the classic shape of a vanity

After trying on the mask, I just have to go back the next day to get more and take advantage of the buy 4 get 40% discount offer. The sale is on till end of February so head down there if you want to stock up on your favourites. Bought the Royal Jelly mask and their best seller Darling + Repair gel cream which I am currently loving because it leaves my skin velvety smooth. It is a gift set so it comes with 2 tubes of its accompanying BB Cream. Stay tuned for the review on this.

Darling + Repair Gel Cream Gift set

I would like to close this post with an image of the cute hand creams I told you about.

It is the Missing You Season 3 edition depicting the story of four Endangered Flying Friends with a "Please let them spread theor wings again" message. Featured in  Season 3 are the Eastern Grass Owl, Cerulean Warbler, Eagle Owl and Kakapo. Aren't they adorable?

That's all for now and watch out for the review soon! Stay healthy girls


Update on MAC Archie's Girls Product Launch in Malaysia

Hello gorgeous ladies out there,


That's right it is time to get excited as the launch is just around the corner. News is out that the launch will be held in Mid Valley Megamall next week Thursday, March 1, 2013. I would guess it will be at Center Court so do watch out for the Archie's banner.

I was told that those who have registered with MAC will be receiving an SMS notification of the launch. There is a high possibility that the individual store will not be carrying the range until after the mega event at Mid Valley... I don't know but that was what a little bird in the store told me :D. So regardless, if you really want to make sure you get your hands on these adorable collection be sure to head down to the launch.

Snap pictures and post a reply to this entry because I would love to hear from you!

Stay beautiful!

More pictures to wet your appetite :p







Could the launch next week be set like this? Maybe!



Thursday, 7 February 2013

MAC Year of the Snake Collection is out in Malaysia at MAC Stores near you

Hello Lovely people



Yezza Chinese New Year is just around the corner and what better way to ursher in the New Year with  MAC Year of the Snake Collection. It is out today February 8th 2013 and for those who think they need to add new items into their collection, this will give you a chance to grab some of these repromoted and permanent line in Limited Edition packaging.

YES you read that right. The colours are all repromotes and/or permanent shades. so if you have been shopping at MAC for quite sometime then chances are you might already have all of these colours. The collection features embossed snake patterns or designs, plus special box packaging (and the eyeshadows are large-sized), so quality may differ.




Product List:


Eye Shadows


                                       Once Upon a Time - metallic vanilla, veluxe pearl (repromote)


                                       Aztec Brick - frosted true copper, veluxe pearl (repromote)

Altered State - deep frosted blue purple, veluxe pearl (repromote)

Carbon - black, matte (permanent)



Pigments



Push the Edge - deep bright purple with pearl (repromote)




Brash and Bold - bright magenta (repromote)



Lipsticks


Freckletone - neutral peach, lustre (permanent)



Plumful - blossoming rose-plum, lustre (permanent)



Cockney - sheer yellow red with multi-dimensional pearl, lustre (permanent)



Beauty Powder


Shell Pearl - pale peach with gold pearl (repromote)



Powerpoint Eye Pencil

Engrave - black (permanent)



Zoom Lash Mascara

Zoomblack - intense black (permanent)



So there you have it ladies. Just keep in mind that the eye colours are large sized so the price is higher of course, the rest are of standard pricing. 

Thanks for dropping by and see you in my next post. Have a great day and stay healthy and safe.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Cute Sanitary Pad Holder by Naraya

Hello lovelies,

You know that time of the month when you have to carry those sanitary pads in your purse and struggle to hide it under your blouse or lug your bag to the ladies to change?  Yup2 hate that.

Anyway all that has changed for me when I found this baby at Isetan 1 Utama ;D. Yes ladies it is the Sanitary Pad Holder.. tadaaaaa


It is a cute little purse like thing in a tri-fold design with a tiny little bow in front that holds 3 pads. It comes in 5-6 different colours and material. I got the one made from Linen as I feel it is sturdier (goodness knows why I need a sturdy one lol!).  The other material is Satin and comes in a criss-cross design (sorry I was not allowed to take photos in the store). Retails at MYR9.00

Now you can waltz into the ladies in style!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to follow my blog. I am also on instagram id: dianaluciana

Sunday, 3 February 2013

M.A.C. Archie's Girls Product Launch Update for Malaysia

Hello again ladies

Got some news for you in Malaysia who are eyeing the Archie's Girls Limited Edition makeup collection. Word is out that the collection has arrived in Malaysia but the M.A.C. stores here will only be releasing them end of February 2013. The collection however will be launched in M.A.C. stores US on February 7th 2013. It is already available on their website since February 1st.

Read my earlier post on this here



Personally I find it funny as they should be aiming to launch it in time for Valentine's Day. Honestly? I don't understand why M.A.C. couldn't do a worldwide launch for this. *facepalm*

Oh well, I will be updating you ladies if they suddenly decide to release them earlier so keep a lookout for that. In the meantime, enjoy the video clip for you Archie fans out there :D


On another note, beauty bloggers who has received the collection ahead of the launch have unanimously agreed that the formulation of the product is a let down. Yeah ... that's just too bad. Having said that I kind of know what they are talking about. It has been awhile since M.A.C released good quality Limited Editions (I am not talking about their regular product line) and personally I have not been purchasing their LEs especially their eye colours for a good two years.

I do think that the collection will finish fast despite the quality simply because it is the Archie's ... get what I mean? If you want to see an early full review on the products do check out temptalia here . I think she has most of the items and gives a comprehensive review on all of them plus dupes and what not.

Thank you for stopping by and for taking time to read my post.

Review: Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation

Hello beautiful people,

I recently watched a video post on YouTube on how great this foundation is; even they say "smacked down" MAC's studio foundation mind you. Apparently many who have tried it would sing praises for this baby. So, the makeup junkie in me surfaced and felt that I have to have it.

Went to the store, got my colour matched and went home a contented girl. I must say I fell completely in love with it. Never have I tried a foundation with SPF felt so light yet luxurious as this one. My colour is 3W1 Tawny and it retails at MYR138



Their claims:

- Coverage : Medium, buildable

- Finish : Natural, Semi-Matte

- Formula Facts : Oil-free, Dermatologist-tested, Non-acnegenic and Fragrance free

- 15-hour staying power. Flawless all day.

- This worry-free, long-wearing makeup stays fresh and looks natural through heat, humidity, nonstop   
  activity. 

- Won't change colour, smudge or come off on clothes. 

- Feels lightweight and comfortable.

- Now the flawless look you see in the morning is the look you keep all day.


Ok on with My review:

Product : 10/10

In love with it. I was blown away. Completely taken by love. This is in the new formula. As I have said in my ealier posts, it is not easy to find foundation suitable for combination to oily skin for people who live in a hot-humid-and-sunny-all-year-round tropical country like Malaysia. You can understand why we people down here don't put on thick foundation beacuse it will just look awful especially around noon under the scorching sun. Foundation just melts... literally! 

I was made to understand that they have reformulated it and it is watery compared to the old formula. Users of this product are mainly the ones with combination to oily skin. The recent change of formula has disappointed and not to mention angered many many users who have been loyal to this foundation for 20 years ( read this in many reviews). 

To be fair, I did not have the chance to try the old formula so my review is based on my new experience with the product. :). As far as I am concern this foundation is great for us girls on my side of the world (yeay yeay).

Packaging : 9/10

 It comes in a frosted bottle and I love that. However, I wish they come in pump bottle for easy product dispensing. I always get too much product out and I can't possibly put the product back into the bottle now can I?

Would I buy again? : YES!

What I like about the product? 

- It glides on smoothly

- Does not caked up as it is a buildable formula

- Covers well 

- Feels light for one with SPF

- Feels great on the skin; great for combination to oily skin type in warm and sunny climate country. It 
  has my seal of approval! LOL

- Great range of colours especially for us Asian with warm yellow tan skin. Good bye ashy looking 
  skin. 

Would I recommend this to anyone? : DEFINITELY! 


I hope you give this a try. I highly recommend it.  I am sorry that long term customers are not happy with the new formula. But as a user who lives in where I am, I could not thank Estee enough. 

#Estee Lauder @EsteeLauder