Dec 26, 2013

A Message From Estee Lauder Australia

You may have seen coverage in the press recently regarding Estée Lauder Companies' court case against Target Australia, over the sale of counterfeit cosmetic products. This court case has now ended with Target being ordered to run corrective advertising to inform consumers about counterfeit products sold in Target between February and August 2012. 

Counterfeit cosmetics, skincare and fragrance products are poor quality fake products and they do not meet the safety standards that we strictly adhere to. Fake products may pose a risk to the health of consumers using them and therefore, in the interests of safety, we will not hesitate to take legal action against parties found to be producing, supplying and retailing these counterfeit products. 

Consumers should be wary of purchasing their cosmetics, fragrance and skincare products from non-authorised retailers for many reasons. The products sold at low-cost by non-authorised retailers are "re-sold" products and, whilst these products can be authentic, they are often out of date and have not been stored in optimal conditions. These factors can affect the product's formulation, meaning they will not provide the promised results or they can be harmful when applied to the skin. 

Estée Lauder Companies is committed to providing the highest quality, on-trend products to our consumers across the globe. We take this commitment seriously and are unwavering in our effort to provide consumers with products that are safe and of superior quality. 

To be certain that the cosmetics, skincare and fragrance products you are buying are authentic and meet the quality and safety standards that we promise, we recommend that you shop only at Estée Lauder authorised retailers. In Australia, our authorised retailers include Myer, David Jones, our Estée Lauder website and selected premium pharmacies. To locate your nearest authorised retailer, please call our toll-free customer care line at 1800 061 326 or consult the following link

We wish to thank all of our loyal consumers for your ongoing support.

Dec 17, 2013

Christmas Set Worth the Purchase for 2013

It's that time of the year where every brand is coming up with their own Christmas set. Throughout history, I've spend so much on impractical Christmas sets because I'm a sucker for packaging. In the end, I feel like I could have spend the money on the stuff that are more useful. I don't want you to repeat my mistake, so I am going to recommend you some Christmas sets that are really worth buying. The recommendations are based on value and practicality.

Please note that these recommendations are based on beauty products only. The products can be a gift for someone, even for yourself and it is NOT targeted at specific receiver such as for mom, dad, sister, etc. It is a recommendation based on usefulness/value of the Christmas set.

L'Occitane Travel With You Set

If you walk into L'Occitane boutique, they have tonnes of Christmas sets this year. If you're getting a gift for someone, the Travel With You set is really worth it. This is the season where people go on holiday and travel back home, I think this set is perfect one for the season. It comes with Shea hand cream & foot cream, No. 5 Repairing shampoo & conditioner, Ultra rich shower cream & body milk and a really cute cotton pouch to store all the products in it.

All the products are L'Occitane's best sellers. This is a safe present to be gifted to anyone, it is suitable for men and women and it is also products that suit any age group. (RM169)

Benefit Advent Calender 

Who wouldn't be thrilled with this Benefit Advent Calendar. I have a separate review/show&tell post for this. So, head on to the specific post to check out more info. Limited stock (RM260)

Laura Mercier Artiste Palette

You can never go wrong with neutral palette. This limited edition Laura Mercier Artiste Palette is a perfect gift for every girl. You can create so many look with this palette. Although it is a holiday collection, the neutral color is extremely versatile to be worn throughout the year for everyday look. The formula is extremely pigmented (much better than Urban Decay) and easy to blend. This palette has a lot of matte texture and the color selection has highlighting shades, blending shades, shadow and also for eyebrow. This palette can easily be anyone's most favorite eyeshadow palette. (RM189)

OPI Mariah Carey's Nail Polish

Last year's OPI Holiday Collection was the Skyfall Collection. I didn't like it that much because the colors were more warm and they look pretty boring. It felt like I have almost similar shades for the entire collection. This year, OPI team up with Mariah Carey (this is the second time) to feature their Holiday Collection for 2013.

I find this year's collection more interesting (partly because it is in collaboration with Mariah Carey) because the colors have more festive feels and at the same time, they're also colors which can be worn throughout the year. The shades I love are:

All Sparkly And Gold - Micro glitter in gold. The glitters are quite sparse so you can layer it with other color or you can layer it on its own to achieve full coverage. (RM63)

All I Want For Christmas Is OPI -This is a true red (similar to Big Apple Red). The color feels quite ordinary to me. There's nothing about this color that shows anything Christmas, which I like, because you can wear it all year round. But being a Mariah's fan, the name melts my heart! (RM63)

Ski Slope Sweetie - A white champagne color with pearl effect. This is a perfect bridal color. (RM63)

I Snow You Love Me - A top coat with holographic circle glitter. The glitters are quite chunky which can be a turn off to put on if you have small nails. However, the holographic effect is amazing!(RM63)

Jo Malone's Christmas Ornament

Buying fragrance as a present can be a hit or miss experience. Scent is a personal thing. Even if you know the person's taste, what you smell from the bottle might not be the same when it is worn on the person who received it. However, perfume is something which I can't resist getting for people, perhaps I get drawn by the inviting packaging and beauty of the bottle. Jo Malone is my favorite choice of brand which I go for when it comes to getting perfume as present. This Christmas, Jo Malone came up with a few sets. I personally recommend the Christmas Ornament set which comes with 15ml English Pear & Freesia body cream and 9ml Pomegranate Noir Cologne. It comes with a square box which you can hang on Christmas tree. Although some people might get this for its superb presentation, to others, the content fits rightly to the Christmas mood. English Pear & Freesia and Pomegranate Noir are the famous Christmas scent from Jo Malone.

Jo Malone's Cologne Collection

One of Jo Malone's uniqueness is that the cologne can be worn in layers. Pick and choose your favorite cologne and mix them together to create a scent which is unique to your taste. The Cologne Collection is a perfect set for adventurous people who wants to try different cocktails scent with their own recipe. It comes with 5 cologne, 9ml each. The scent includes Lime Basil & Mandrin, English Pear & Freesia, Blackberry & Bay, Peony & Blush Suede, and Amber & Lavender. This is the set which I am getting for myself.

Dec 11, 2013

LUSH Snow Fairy Shower Gel

Sorry for the absence. Been really busy sorting out my work before I'm off for the rest of the year! Anyway, fans of LUSH would have known how great the Snow Fairy smells like. Each year the Snow Fairy collection will appear when it's almost Christmas time. It is LUSH signature Christmas scent. If you can get hold of it, do keep some in stock because the collection will disappear until the next year Christmas.

I've got this shower gel from my bff and it is the sweetest shower gel I've ever had! It smells exactly like the bubble gum that comes with fake tattoo which will transfer to your skin with a little help of water. Do you remember that bubble gum? It has a cartoon of a Dayak on the wrapper. I'm sure you 80's kids remember that. The shower gel smells 100% like it. The gel comes with bright pink glitter. Surprisingly the glitter doesn't stick to the skin after shower. But it does serve the purpose to beautify the shower gel.

Have you tried the Snow Fairy collection from LUSH before? Do you like the scent? I'm quite fond of the bath bomb as well. It makes your bath tub sparkly pink!

I really wish we have LUSH here in Malaysia. Everytime I step into the shop, I instantly hope that I have a bath tub at home. They're so many amazing products to choose from.

Are you a fan of LUSH???

Dec 4, 2013

River Island Style for Work & Play

Happy December everyone! This is the most exciting month for me because there are so many events to attend. Sometimes I find this can be the most tiring month for me as well, especially when I need to prep for my events. Right now I am preparing for year end parties, beach holiday and also beginning of my new job.

I pay a lot of attention in getting the look I want to suit the events that I am going to attend. Luckily we have River Island in Malaysia right now, thanks to Zalora, I can get the look that I want with just a few clicks. If you are not familiar with River Island, it is a huge highstreet fashion label in the UK. The label provides variety range of clothings, from weekend outfit to formal corporate wear with purse-friendly price tag. You can find everything you are looking for from head to toe in River Island.

Let me show you the style which I have prepared for my party, beach holiday and work...

Dress: Shirred High Neck Bodycon Dress
Ring: Gold Curb Ring
Clutch: Laser Cut Metal Plate Trim Clutch Bag
Shoe: Slinky Chain Trim Barely There Sandals

Dress: V Neck Sleeveless Maxi Dress
Top: Cut Out Dip Hem Cami Top
Skirt: Geometric Print Mini Tube Skirt
Tote bag: Leather and Suede Mix Slouch Bag
Pouch: Quilted Love Makeup Bag
Rings: Gold Tone Gem Stone Rings Pack
Earrings: Gold Tone Encrusted Leaf Earrings

Dress: Embroidered Bodycon Dress
Bag: Quilted Panelled Tote Bag
Earrings: Luxe Swirl Studs
Shoe: Zip Back Platform Court Shoes
Purse: Quilted Chain Clip Top Purse
Watch: Gold Tone Embellished Bracelet Watch

All the items are from River Island.

Mix-matching the dress with the accessories is so easy on Zalora's site. Not only there are varieties of choices to choose from, it is user friendly and very easy to navigate around. This is why wh
enever I need to prep for a specific look, I will head to Zalora to get the inspiration, put them on a board like the above and see if the look fits what I am looking for.

If you haven't start your Christmas shopping, head to Zalora. It provides free shipping and deliver within 3 working days.