18.12.09

e.l.f. Shimmering Facial Whip - Spotlight




e.l.f. Shimmering Facial Whip - Spotlight

Firstly, I have no idea how i am going to use it, but just curious to see how it is like. So get the most safest option and here we are.



Basically, it is in liquid form, kinda like white shimmery foundation / liquid eyeshadow. After blending it off with my finger, it will form a shimmery glow layer and I found the right use for it - to highlight the bridge of the nose as Asian tends to have flat noses; and also highlight the cheek bones too.

I search online and other use it as a lip gloss/ eyeshadow/ blush and I think it will do its job perfectly well...

Besides, for £1.50/ USD$1, what you asking for?

Score: 80/100

Kyanvi

5.12.09

Eye Lip Face = e.l.f. II


Since I am quite interest in the prducts of e.l.f., I bought stuff when there's a special offer in the UK site. So, this  is it. For an order more than £25, a free Mini Makeup Collection (worth £15) is free!!

I still haven't able to find a chance to try them on. But yet, I did a swatch for this, kekeke, as I cannot resist looking at it.


Packaing and top view
I am actually suprise by the case and packaing, as from what I heard, e.l.f stuff are really kiddy like/ top like, which means the packaging quality won't be as good as other brand outside.


Closer view under flash
The problem of  living in England is that we lack of sunshine while my skin still turn darker and darker during the winter.@.@ As there's no sunshine, most of my photos aren't as good as other bloggers,sigh..., but for this lot, I actually have some luck when I did the swatches and god... how easier to do things under the sunlight, and less flashing/over explose those annyoing stuff.


Whole palette under the sun light.

Eyeshadows, blush & bronzer


Lipsticks

I haven't take photos for the eyeliner, as I haven't really try it. I did draw a line on the back of my hand before, its not too soft but i think it should be useable.

Also, the eyeshadows are quite pigmented, it wasn't too hard for me to make a decent patch for the photographs and took me some time to wipe them off with my Botanic wipes.

This also applied to the lipsticks, my arm actually got red because I was rubbing it so hard with the cleaning.

Furthermore, the only cons is the brushes as e.l.f's main brushes are quite soft and nice, so I am having a similar expectation. Yet, I am kind of disappointed.

Conclusion
At last, I will actually buy this palette if I am a beginner or need a whole set of new makeup, as I definitly will bring this for holiday so that I dont need to draw up a list of what I need to bring. ;-P

Score: 70/100 (mainly for the original price and the amount of product you get)

Kyanvi.

p.s. wahhhh... forgot to label the white corners and forgot to mention them too.
The left hand side one is a white cream eye shadow and the right hand side is the pale white/ colourless lip gloss

Eye Lip Face = e.l.f. Part I



Wakakakaka... Finally, I bought my first lot of e.l.f.  Since lots of bloggers/ beauty forum users are really hot/ keen about this brand and some of the products have high recommendation due to its price and quality, I cant wait for the UK site to send me some decent offer.

I actually bought 2 lots, as I received another dicount after I sent out my 1st order.



I can't belive how cheap the products can be, for these 2 lots, I only spent £40, that's included delivery. It is even cheaper than the stuff I got from Body Shop recently... (and I finally realised that I have not take any photos for that order, even though 2 of the products are already gone off from my house and I am already using the brush and foundation @.@)

Anyway, I am off to try out when I put make up on...

Kyanvi.

p.s. the brushes are very nice, they are soft, volume, yet cheap, my god.

3.12.09

Care for Dry Skin in Winter II - produts available in stores (budget £20max)




Since I don't know what to put as the 1st photo, so I just search on google and find this. Hope there will be snow in london this year.

Since I have posted a article about the cream I am using at the moment for my problem, dry skin,  I will write the stuff that I have used before and found them efficient. Most of the stuff are found in Boots as I normally get my bottles and toiletries from there. Also, they are not expensive, around £20 max.










They are not in any particular order and I even use the Avon hand cream for my face when I am out and only got that in my bag. Also, I don't just put vaseline on my face as I don't belive it hydrates my skin, so I only use it as a protector - by putting a thin layer on top of any moisturing lotion that is not 'strong' enough to keep my skin moistursing.

Furthermore, Balm Balm face balm is the same as their lip balm, so can be use both face, lip and even hand and body. They have 3 choices: Rose, Tea tree and fragrance free. I like their Rose but I have the Tea Tree at home too.

So what'z next?

Kyanvi.

2.12.09

Care for Dry Skin in Winter I - Home Made Rose, Lavender Cream


Q: What is little pot about?

A: For my poor skin as the old dry, irritant problem has come back and revisited me again.

Basically, my skin is very sensitive and once it is irritated, rashes/ pimple type thing will just all over my cheek and chin area. So I have tired a few products that seem help to smooth the situation, which I will write up when I have K.O. my management readings.

I always forgot to carry my lotions as I don't normally bring a handbag out, so I actually found 2 good products from Boots accidentally when I decided I need some lotion on and can't wait till back home.

This is the recent luck.


Ingredients

Boots Traditional Skin Care Moisturising Cream (£3.xx for 200ml)

Aromantic Organic Lavender Water (around £2 for 100ml)

The Body Shop Rose Essential Oil (diluted in base oil)

The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil

A small, clean cosmetic jar (50p each from Aromantic)

A clean spoon/ specula


Note

Lavender water can be any other brand or even replace with lavender essential oil. This is also apply to the Rose Oil, any rose oil can be used.

The amount of essential oils should be adjusted accordingly. I used 2 drops of Tea Tree, 14 drops of Rose and 20 drops of Lavender Water for a 15ml portion.

The reason that I add 2 drops of Tea Tree oil as it has an antifungal properties and use for skin infections. I always concern that my old skin problem isn't just skin irritant but other infections, so just add Tee Tree oil in case there's anything. (Although I did see a GP once and he said it wasn't any infections, only skin irritant by sunscreen lotion @.@)

According to the book Recipes for Natural Beauty by Neal's Yard Remedies, essential oils for dry and sensitive skin are rose and chamomile. That's why I use rose as I got the one with base oil, so it wont be too concentrate for my skin, as this is the 1st time I mix this.


Health advise

If the problem last for more than a week and no sign of healing, please seek proper medical help.

Do try this mixture at the inner end of the arm incase of skin irritant.

Also, most importantly, this is just my personal mixture, it may not suit you.


At last

What the texture of this traditional moisturising cream like?

Like those old, thick cream that probably your parents put on your skin when you were young. It's kinda like Baby cream/butter and it reminds me of the famous Japanese ointment, Oronine H Ointment (娥羅納英).
It claims to contain Vitamin A, E & Pro- Vitamin B5, which are the essentials for skin. Also, when I was tying this, I read the label more carefully and it said there's total Vitamin E content 6000mg for 200ml. That's a lot to me...

Although there will not be a lot of Glycerin as it is at the 2nd line on the ingredient list, I found it much nicer than those products suppose to be hydrated. This is because, in England, it's very easy to loss the moisture from the skin due to the heaters, therefore it is much ideal for me to 'seal up' my skin by using a layer of thin oil.

One last tip

I put Vaseline on my face before I go into the shower and wash my hair. This is because Vaseline acts as a protective barrier, it traps the moisture on my skin and the hot water won't able to remove the moisture and oil from my skin. But do have to wash it off with cleanser as I found it quite dirty to keep it on. (p.s. the current cleanser I am using at the moment is that Olay Total Effect Radiance Enhance Cream Wash (£5.86 for 150ml at Boots) which is quite good as it won't 'leave' my skin dry)



Sorry for dragging on, I am too 'talkative' and hope this helps.

Kyanvi

p.s. Boots Traditional Skin Care Moisturising Cream
Score 75/100
(deduct point as it is quite thick, I won't use it daily unless my skin is really dry)




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