Monday, August 29, 2011

Jie Jie's August 2011 favourites

Hi there, I'd like to share my favourite products for this month.

(1) The Soap and Glory Cosmetics - Arch De Triumph - Made in Germany

Product description:  It is a two-step brow shading and highlighting crayon to achieve instantly beautiful eyebrows.

Jie Jie's view: I have been using the highlighter for few times, the pink tone is matte and gives instant highlights on the 'arch' of my brow naturally.  It also covers up the redness on my browbone.  No irritation noted.

(2)  Skin Food - Peach Sake T-Zone Black Gel (20g) - Made in Korea

Product description: It is a T-zone gel made with sake and peach extracts.  Helps to relieve skin troubles caused by excess sebum.  Leaves the skin around the T-zone matte and fresh.  Use before makeup, apply small amount over T-zone, avoid the eye coutour area.

Jie Jie's view:  It is a clear gel and has a pleasant peach sake scent.  Dries up in less than 10 seconds when apply.  Although it does not give me a totally shine-free T-zone but it helps my T-zone appears less shiny for at least 6 hours.  I use it daily and so far no break out noted.

(3) Kate blendzone eye shadow duo (by Kanebo) in BR-1 (1.6g) - Made in Japan

Jie Jie's view: I picked up Kate eye shadow duo from a local drugstore in Japan last August 2010.  The eye shadow is designed to be used either individually or blend together in a few swipes.  The colour pigmentation is undoubtedly good (the brown shows up in just one swatch!).  It has a buildable colour intensity noting these are neutral shades.  The shimmer is soft and not too glitterly.   No substantial fall out noted. 

Top: Light Beige
Bottom: Medium Brown with gold undertone 

Please feel free to comment and thanks for reading :)!

P/s Cutie Fishball, you're tagged to do your favourite products of the month :p !

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Yume Jewelry

Yume Jewelry is originally from Japan and it is very popular among Japanese and Taiwanese for its unique and signature design ~ personalised name/carved initial necklace.  It offers made to order necklace which is carved from either solid 925 silver, rose gold, 18k gold or 22k gold.   There are 20 types of font, 8 types of necklaces (depending on specific designs), diversified birthstones, crystals, cubic zirconia and diamonds available to create a personalised necklace.  Each order takes about 14 working days to delivery.  Thanks to cutie fishball who is very resourceful, she provided most of the information on Yume Jewelry and executed my order via her friend in Hong Kong ^.^ 

Yume Jewelry has its physical and online stores in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, Germany (not sure if it has physical stores in Germany), except for Singapore (the website is not valid :S ).   Here's the link in English , take note that the rest of Yume Jewelry websites are in their respective languages.

My choice is design no.SJ063 ~ a 4-diamond line with one letter necklace 排鑽單字訂做項鍊 at HKD790 (about SGD 123).  Note that the 'diamond' is man-made stone ~ Cubic Zirconia (方晶鋯石).  I did not choose their signature designs and other oh-so-kawaii designs simply because it is not 'age appropriate' for me :).

Sample photo (extracted from Yume Jewelry Taiwan)
Each Yume product comes with a gift box, a paper carry bag, one piece of jewelry cleaning cloth and product cards ^^.

Adore the packaging...

My choice of letter is "J"

The workmanship is very exquisite and absolutely worth the money :)
It came with one year guarantee card and silver cleaning cloth, very thoughtful ^^ 
Feel free to comment and thanks for reading :)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Paul & Joe Summer Collection 2011

L'Horizon Bleu, is the Paul and Joe's theme for Summer collection 2011^^.

The collection mainly comprises of blue and brown colours, which deeply inspired by the romantic blue ocean, white sand and summer sun-light.  When I first read about this collection from other beauty bloggers, I immediately attracted by the gorgeous packaging (in pastel blue), 'twin fish' bronzer and the blue whale design makeup pouch^^. 


Eye Gloss Duo B (Limited edition) S$46 each (5.7ml)
~ 001 Smooth Sailing
~ 002 Fathom
~ 003 Depth

The eye gloss duo is a double-ended eye gloss in cream texture, give yours eyes a stunning sparkling pearl finish, reflected the soul of the sea, creating an ocean beauty for eyes.  

Eye colour B (Limited edition) S$35 each (2.1g)
~ 001 Le Midi
~ 002 Adrift
~ 003 Tranquility

As you can see that the eyeshadows are inspired by real sense of the movement of sea waves.  The eyeshadow has good pigmentation with fine shimmers, very fascinating shades.

Top: 001, 002, 003
Bottom: 001, 003
Lip Gloss B (Limited edition) S$35 each (6ml)
~ 001 L'Horizon Bleu
~ 002 Swept Away
~ 003 Sailor's Delight

You can tell from the product that it is inspired by stunning sea world and summer sun-light.

From left to right: 003, 001

Bronzer B (Limited edition)
~ 001 Seiren

This bronzer is presented in 'Twin Fish' (such an adorable design^^).  It is perfect for creating a sun-kissed look that is light and glowing.  Sadly, this bronzer is not available in Singapore which really puzzled me a lot :S!  Thanks to my buddy ~ Cutie Fishball, she helped me to order it from Hong Kong^^!

Nail Enamel (Limited edition)
~ 012 Vinyl (red)
~ 013 Bonbon (rose)
~ 014 Confetti (silver)
~ 015 Venus (Blue)
~ 016 Mediterranean (Deep blue)

Applying these fabulous nail colours, your nails and toes are going to shine like the sun on the sea, give you a teasing tropical touch! 

Beauty products
Body lotion B (Limited edition) - S$54 (200ml)

It is in gel texture and gives you the cooling sensation with a hint of zesty marine floral fragrance smell.  Definitely great for summer, keeping your skin cool, refresh and hydrated.  This is definitely a must-have lotion!

Emery Board 2011 (Limited edition in fish design)
Blotting Paper 2011 (Whale design)

And makeup organizer in cute whale design - they called it Vacances Collection 2011.  I got these two pouches - makeup organizer and small makeup pouch, as gifts with purchase!

All those photos shown above are items that I picked up. In Jie Jie's view, the must-have items are eye shadow (powder), Bronzer B and the lotion as the rest of the items are just way too shimmery for me.

Feel free to comment and thanks for reading :)