Makeup Style using The Butterfly Project Beauty Box

Trying new beauty products is always fun! Combined with some of my loved items, these products that I haven’t tried before have become even more interesting.
Last December, I had a fun evening with fellow butterflies at The Apartment, The Curve. The Butterfly Project, headed by Tammy Lim, gave a celebration where both fresh and seasoned bloggers had a great time, great dinner and great opportunity to meet new friends. Luckily, I was free to join the group on that weekday dinner.
Aside from the Secret Santa gift-giving session, I also received a beauty box from the group. Thanks to all the generous sponsors who worked closely with the group and brought us happy cheers and, of course, new beauty products to try.
It’s exciting to explore different makeup looks by combining different products or brands. But at the same time, it’s also fun to mix and experiment with the new products together with those that you already have and love. Like a lot of you, I also have my favorites when it comes to skincare or makeup.


Some of my loved products include GlamGlow ThirstyMud, Makeup ForEver Mist & Fix, Nars Eye Paint, Nars Dual Eye Shadow and Maybelline Color Tattoo. And I decided to mix these with some of the items from my butterfly beauty box: Shizens Lip Tattoo, Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner and Always 21 Soothing Gel Mist.


Starting with smooth, healthy skin makes a lot of difference on how makeup can accentuate or complement your look. I love using GlamGlow ThirstyMud to do my regular mask routine. It’s quite addicting so I limit it to twice a week. After washing off ThirstyMud, I spray Always 21 Soothing Gel Mist on my face and apply a moisturizer (I’m using Mario Badescu at the moment). Afterwards, I apply my makeup primer, foundation, pore minimizer and face powder (not included in photo shot).

Now it’s time for my eye makeup. I’ve been loving my Nars eye paint and dual eyeshadow since last year, and I don’t think I can live without them. I’ve also started to use Maybelline Color Tattoo and it works well in making my eye color more vibrant and longer lasting. From the butterfly beauty box, I used the Dolly Wink Eyeliner, which has a pen style application.


The Dolly Wink eyeliner has good color results and very easy to apply on the skin. It has a cute, dotted pink packaging, with a pen cap.

On my lips, I used ShizensLip Tattoo, which came from The Butterfly Project beauty box. I’ve reviewed this lip product a few weeks ago and I loved its long lasting color on the lips. Great thing about this Lip Tattoo is that it makes the lips look naturally rosy through the day and keeps the lips moisturized. I now use it every morning together with different lip colors.
And here’s my quick 15-minute makeup look with a mix of my new and loved beauty products:

What are your favorite makeup products? Those that you must always have in your makeup kit? Thanks once again to The Butterfly Project for organizing events to meet friends and to explore more beauty products!

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Watsons names its GLOW 50 Top Personalities in Malaysia

Who are the celebrities you look up to? There are a lot of celebrities in Malaysia and Watsons has identified glowing personalities in society.  

Award Presentation to Glow 50 Personalities Round 
L-R: Danny Hoh, Marketing Controller of Watsons Malaysia; Jessica Ng, Marketing and Development Director of Watsons Malaysia; Chelsia Ng; Cathryn Lee; Carven Ong; Candy Ice & Anuja Ananthan

In November, the leading retail brand announced Malaysia’s top 50 individuals who personify the Watsons retail brand and represents true essence of beauty and health. 

In its latest endeavour ‘50 Glowing Personalities’, GLOW Magazine by Watsons has identified top personalities who are known for their social influence in the industry. GLOW magazine is a health, well-being and beauty magazine for readers and people who have or aspire to have a healthy attitude towards life. The bi-monthly magazine brings latest trends to Watsons’ diverse customers’ base through beauty, healthy, lifestyle tips and step by step guidelines. If I remember it right, this magazine costs only around RM3, available at Watsons boutiques. 

Red carpet interview with GLOW 50 Personalities – 
Carven Ong (Renowned Fashion Designer) & Atilia Haron (Jazz singer and song writer)

Award Presentation to Glow 50 Personalities Round 
L-R: Kevin Kam, Head of Property Watsons Malaysia; Low Siew Hui, Finance Director of Watsons Malaysia; Julie Woon, Joanne Yeoh & Diana Danielle 
“The top 50 Glowing Personalities is an initiative that echoes Watsons brand and how we want to inspire our customers towards greater confidence by making the most of their natural good looks. Our panel has selected celebrities, bloggers, sports personalities and opinion leaders who truly are champions in their own ways, and represent the essence or health, beauty and wellbeing. They are also Watsons VIP Black Card member and Watsons Celebrity Friends, and have really experienced remarkable effects of our Watsons brand, products and services. They truly GLOW,” said Danny Hoh, Chief Editor of Watsons GLOW Magazine, and Marketing Controller of Watsons Malaysia at the 50 Glowing Personalities party which was organized to mark the success of the campaign.

L-R: Hansen Lee; Danny Hoh, Marketing Controller of Watsons Malaysia; Jessica Ng, Marketing and Development Director of Watsons Malaysia; Xin Le Chai; Wong Chui Ling; Vanessa Chong; Siti Saleha; Reem Shahwa & Dato’ Dr Fazley Yaacob

L-R: Low Kok Kwan, IT  Director of Watsons Malaysia; Chin Oi Mee, Business & Process Controller of Watsons Malaysia; Jojo Struys; Patricia K; Pamela Chong; Nadine Ann Thomas; Nadia Heng; Michelle Lee & Megan Tan
Finale group photo of Mr. Kulvinder Birring, Managing Director of Watsons Malaysia 
& Indonesia (Centre) together with Watsons Management Team & GLOW 50 Personalities 

The glowing personalities at the event are Anuja Ananthan, Atilia Haron, Candy Ice, Carven Ong, Cathryn Lee, Chelsia Ng, Chermaine Poo, Diana Danielle, Ezra Chuah, Fazley Yaacob, Hansen Lee, Joanne Yeoh, Jojo Struys, Julie Woon, Jun Yong, Kit Mah, Lavin Seow, Lenna Lim, Linora Low, Megan Tan, Michelle Lee, Nadia Heng, Nadine Ann Thomas, Pamela Chong, Patricia Knudsen, Reem Shahwa, Siti Saleha, Vanessa Chong, Wong Chui Ling & Xin Le Chai.

I’ve personally met Chui Ling Wong and I truly adore this woman. She has an amazing charisma, respectable personality and admirable character. 

As Christmas and New Year are around the corner, Watsons has taken this opportunity to initiate a year end campaign themed as ‘Watsons – A Time to Shine’.

“Year end period is also holiday period cherished and celebrated by people all around the world. It’s the time of the year, when you want to look good and feel great. Thus, Watsons will help its dedicated customers to shine in beauty, health and wellness so that they can have gorgeous year-end gatherings. Customers who spend RM150 will stand a chance to grab 5 limited editions Watsons – A Time to Shine tumbler, while those who spend RM50 will get limited edition collectible paper bags and 2015 calendars,” added Danny. 
Kulvinder Birring, Watsons Malaysia Managing Director, who launched the event, thanked all the celebrities and suppliers who attended the event for their support to Watsons in the past years, which have helped Watsons in becoming Asia’s No. 1 Pharmacy/Drugstore for 6th Year in the running. In addition to that, in 2014, Watsons Malaysia has also won numerous awards including the prestigious Putra Brand Award and Dragons of Asia GOLD awards.”

“Watsons has also just launched our home delivery services to drive our e-commerce. With the growth of online shopping, Watsons will take the lead among retail stores in Malaysia to create a memorable online shopping experience for its customers in terms of convenience, one-stop information portal which include beauty tips and benefits for members, exclusive products and offers, digital version of GLOW magazine and Watsons mailer. Customers will also get and spend points by shopping in Watsons’ stores as well as online. This means Watsons literally is reachable 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at,” added Kulvinder.

Caryn Loh, Watsons Malaysia General Manager – Trading and Jessica Ng, Watsons Malaysia Director of Marketing & Development and other senior management team were the presenters in this glittering ceremony.

Award Presentation to Glow 50 Personalities Round 
L-R: Nermin Hodzic, Supply Chain Director of Watsons Malaysia; Caryn Loh, General Manager – Trading of Watsons Malaysia; Atilia Haron; Linora Low, Lenna Lim; Lavin Seow; Kit Mah & Jun Yong

Spectacular laser show to kick start the GLOW 50 Party event

Watsons GLOW 50 red carpet gala was held at the fashionable Zebra Square and attended by hundreds of celebrities, Watsons’ suppliers and members of the media. The guests were chauffeured fashionably in the sexy Mini Countryman. They were also treated to the online shopping experience on by beautiful Watsons Online Ambassadors. Apart from that, they were feasted with performances by Atilia Haron, Malaysia’s popular jazz singer/songwriter, Dato’ Dr. Fazley Yaakob, Celebrity Chef and Patricia K, a renowned DJ.

Asia’s leading health and beauty retailer awarded 50 Malaysian personalities who embrace the true essence of beauty and health in a glittering red carpet gala event. 

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Happy New Year! Top Product Picks from 2014

It has been a great year and as I welcome 2015, I’m just happy to acknowledge the wonderful products that I’ve tested in the past 12 months…


I’ve chosen the top reviews and products that I’ve enjoyed the most from last year, 2014. And if you’re visiting my blog for the first time, I hope you’ll enjoy the article that you’ve landed on 🙂 

I can’t get enough of NARS and I can’t even choose just 1 eye product from this brand to be my top 
choice. Nars eye paint has become a daily part of my eye makeup. It’s just so versatile; works as a liner; works great for smokey eyes; works as an eyeshadow…perfect for me. 

Nars Dual Eyeshadow is amazing. It can be used with both wet and dry application, giving more edge on how you build eye effect with just 1 or 2 shades. Every time I use any Nars product, I feel like a pro. 

I just recently reviewed its Eyeshadow Palette in Acid Brights and I’m really impressed, considering that this brand sells very affordable products. The color payoff is superb so if you’re looking for more impact with your color play, this affordable eye makeup brand is highly recommendable. They have a great range of lovely lipsticks, too!

Who would have thought that I’d explore loose powder? I’ve been using compact powder and liquid foundation for the past X years but this extremely stylish loose powder is irresistible. Powder texture is perfect and does wonders on the face. 

I had a total of 3 MAC lipsticks this year (I think) but I loved this one the most. Firstly, I adore the matte red finish of the tube, which is a step sexier than the usual MAC tube. And, of course, the lip color itself is simply kick*ss. Wear whenever, wherever; it adds style to your look. This red shade has shimmer effect and looks even better for evening wear!

This moisturiser restores elasticity of the skin and stimulates collagen production. It has an unusual color but I love how it works on my face and neck. In just 3 days of using this, there’s a significant result on the texture and suppleness of the skin. It’s a great anti-aging cream!

This is my perfect companion for the year in my fight against photo-aging. I love the sheer finish, which also makes it great on the face, even with makeup. It has a non-sticky texture and works for both body and face. Affordable, too!

Every time I use this mask, I just keep falling in love with it again. It’s not surprising at all that a lot of celebrities are also captivated by this product. The immediate effect on the skin is amazing, right after a 20-minute treatment with this mask. It’s addictive but, of course, I put a 3-day interval between uses. Oh, can’t wait to use it again in the next 3 days!

Sun exposure definitely takes a toll on our skin eventually. It’s a never-ending battle against photo-aging but with the right product, our skin will have better defences and cure, too! This Clinique product reduced my spots effectively, used together with the brightening cream. 

My husband gave this as a Christmas present in 2013 and I am so in love with it. The fragrance is of floral notes; I love floral notes! And the bottle design is chic, so beautiful to see in my vanity cabinet. 

I love attending beauty workshops when I get the chance and among the ones that I’ve attended, this is the best one. The event was done efficiently and beautifully. Venue was great, food served was delicious, workshop was fun and educational, guests were treated highly, products are amazing and the Dior & Women’s Weekly team were just amazing. 

Luxola has really made beauty shopping convenient and fun. I’ve been frequently exploring new brands to try and I still enjoy the feeling of surprise every time I receive a Luxola parcel. The brands they carry are worth exploring, such as SkinInc, Miriness and affordable makeup tools like Sigma and Zoeva. Promotions make Luxola shopping even more irresistible. Service is fast and efficient, why wouldn’t I shop?

My hair can get very dry and lifeless so I need hair products that provide damage repair and nourishment. I guess my rebounding sessions have made my hair dry and weak. I love this Watsons Argan Oil hair care range, which is also affordable. 

This brand is simply unique, creative and beautiful. The headband designs and styles range from classy, fun, elegant, simple, colourful, surprising and more. The way Sereni and Shentel brought head piece concepts to life is catchy and captivating. It even has collection for babies, too! When I first saw photos of its different collections for babies, kids and women, I adored the brand. 

Charles & Keith has been great on my feet. I love their designs, I love the material and my feet love their shoes. I often get sore feet or some discomfort with other brands but not from C&K. Their shoes are durable, lasts long and stylish. I enjoy wearing wedges and C&K has one of the best collections that change every season. The bags are worth buying, too. 

I’m a shoe-aholic and I also enjoy shopping shoes for my son. Stride Rite is the best brand I’ve bought for him. The shoes last very long, even the washable ones after regular washing. It’s very comfortable and my son enjoys wearing them. 

Wine is one of the few addictive things in life that I enjoy and I particularly love Wine Talk when it comes to looking for or buying wines. Wines are easy to find and order online via its website, and the wines will be delivered straight to your doorstep. Simple and easy. 

So these are my top picks from 2014! I am looking forward to more products and services to try this year. 2015, let’s make it even better, more exciting and more fun!

Makeup Revolution Eyeshadow Palette and Lipstick – Tried and Tested

The most exciting color combination I’ve had so far…


I haven’t been experimental with my purchases of eyeshadow palettes. I’m someone who sticks to my comfortable dark tones of purple, green, brown, blue and always mixed with black. I love the smokey eye look, which gives my eyes an illusion of bigger size. Well, my eyes are naturally small. 

So when I got my hands on this Makeup Revolution Eyeshadow Palette in Acid Brights, it was a mixed feeling of excitement and a bit of doubt. Those are really smashing colors! But can I get away with those? 


A first glance at Makeup Revolution palette can immediately give you a happy feeling. Just look at the bright colors. It’s rainbow in a compact! Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, just missing indigo, which I believe can easily be achieved by blending violet with black. Bright, catchy yet comes with the shade I can’t live without —- black —- this palette is simply an “eye candy”. 

Price: RM32.00
Pure sellout – dupe alert! These are the ultimate palettes with ultra high payoff. Collectable, we cater equally mattes as the ever popular shimmers

Available in 10 variants:
Acid Brights, Essential Day to Night, Essential Mattes, Essential Shimmer, Hot Smoked, Iconic 1, Iconic 2, Iconic 3, Matte Brights, Romantic Smoked


Color payoff is really amazing. See how bright the colors look on my skin. Among these colors, the top ones that I’d be using are definitely royal blue, metallic light blue, violet, olive green, silver and black for daily wear. White can be used to highlight, while deep pink, yellow, orange, pink and mint green can be applied for more dressy occasions. You can actually use deep pink and pink as blush! 

Excitedly, I tried the palette for my first look using Makeup Revolution. This one will be a combination of blue and black shades. Here’s my eye transformation…


For this quick, 5-minute eye makeup, these are my steps:
1 – I normally start with black lines and shade on my eyelid and under eye 
2 – I blend with 2 more colors, in this case royal blue then metallic light blue
3 – Blend again with black if you’d like a darker smokey eye or bigger eye effect
4 – Apply liquid eyeliner on the eyelid
5 – Eyes are done!

The look won’t be complete without adding a dash of color to the lips. I tried on this Makeup Revolution Lipstick in Chic color. Although I enjoy deep dark reds, I also love light pink shades that just add a soft touch of color to the lips. 

Price: RM8.00
Outstanding formula and so affordable.

You will be amazed at the quality of the lipstick? This is your MUST HAVE lipstick, and better still, amazing value so you can collect them all! Over 20 shades of this creamy, long lasting lipstick with high colour payoff. From nudes to brights, and mattes to creamy there is something to suit everyone.


This lipstick has a creamy texture and glides easily on the lips…and wait…it smells nice, too! I’m not sure what that scent is but it smells yummy. This one also has some glitter or shimmer effect. I like that the top cover shows the lipstick color so I don’t need to recall the shade inside. I’m sure a lot of us own probably 10 or more lipstick colors and it can be time-consuming to keep organising or recalling the color inside for each tube, each brand. This Makeup Revolution Lipstick is cleverly packaged. 
So here’s my before and after look with Makeup Revolution Eyeshadow Paletter and Lipstick. I love the blue and black eye colors and the lipstick was a lovely match!
(look at me here before makeup, definitely cannot live without colors, I look so pale)

Still excited to try and test my bronzer, lip power and concealer!


Find out more about Makeup Revolution via:




Instagram @ makeuprevolutionmalaysia 

About Makeup Revolution 
Makeup Revolution launched in London in March 2014 delivering revolutionary performance and quality, in every product at revolutionary prices. Made with the finest ingredients, the range starts at an amazing RM8, with a range of professional and must have products with limited edition collections – you can finally afford them all! A revolution in offering a comprehensive range of foundation and face products for all skin tones – from fair to dark, from yellow to pink tone – every shade has been covered, there is a shade and formulation foreveryone at a price everyone can afford. A revolution in offering the VERY latest trends and NEW fast.
With 300 affordable and desirable products in the range (so far!) collect them all, shop the trend and ensure you have the essentials from the range.
Born of passion …watch out makeup world.. The Makeup Revolution has begun in Malaysia.

10 Gift Ideas for Men & Women from Fossil

Not yet done with Holiday gift shopping? Check out these Fossil watches and accessories.


Still contemplating on what to give a special someone? I love watches and would be so happy to receive a watch this Christmas! Of course, if I were to really dream for watches, yes, I’d want some luxury watches, too. But let’s talk about those luxury watches on another article.

This round, I’m happy to feature great gift ideas for men and women from Fossil. I think they have affordable, good quality and lasting watches and accessories. Fossil leather products are very practical, especially the wallets and business card holders. I have a Fossil watch from 2008 and it still looks great and the face is still scratch-free. 

So if you’re looking for useful yet stylish gifts for him or for her this season, take a peek into my 10 picks from Fossil’s collection…



Nate Chronograph Leather Watch – Black
Price: RM679
Add some military-inspired style to your wrist with this matte black stainless steel watch. A casual black leather strap and grey indexes add instant polish to any look. This Nate watch also features a chronograph movement. 
Case Size: 50mm
Case Thickness: 13mm
Band Width: 24mm
Water Resistant: 5 ATM
Warranty: 2-year limited
Packaging: Presented in a genuine Fossil tin 
CelesteChoo’s comment: I think that this is a really cool watch. The solid black face is one-of-a-kind. Perfect for the sporty man.  

Grant Chronograph Leather Watch – Brown
Price: RM489
With rich brown leather and punctuated Roman numerals, the classic Grant watch has everything you need for a best-dressed season. This Grant watch also features a chronograph movement. 
Band Width: 22 mm
Case Size: 44 mm
Case Thickness: 12 mm
: 200 mm(+/-5 mm)
: Strap buckle
Packaging: Presented in a genuine Fossil tin
Stone Count: N/A
Warranty: 2-year limited
Water Resistant: 5 ATM
CelesteChoo’s comment: I like the classy look of this chronograph. Great for office wear and casual attire.

Grant Chronograph Stainless Steel Watch
Price: RM579
If classic is your choice, our one-of-a-kind Grant is a wrist essential you can rely on. A new minimalist black dial and refined rose gold-tone accents make this chronograph stylish enough for formal occasions, but built to withstand everyday use. 
Case Size: 44mm
Water Resistant: 5 ATM
Case Thickness: 13mm
: Single Press Deployant
Band Width: 22mm
Warranty: 2-year limited
: 200+/- 5MM
CelesteChoo’s comment: This is a classic piece, great for most colours of shirts. 

Grant Chronograph Leather Watch – Blue
Price: RM579
With rich blue leather and punctuated Roman numerals, our classic Grant watch has everything you need for a best-dressed season. This Grant watch also features a chronograph movement. 
Band Width: 22mm
: Fossil
Case Size: 44mm
Case Thickness: 12mm
: 200mm (+/- 5mm)
: Strap buckle
Packaging: Presented in a genuine Fossil tin
Warranty: 2-year limited
Water Resistant: 5 ATM
CelesteChoo’s comment: This is a very stylish combination of leather and metal. Great for a man who is more experimental with colours. 

Chain and Leather Bracelet
Price: RM269
Crafted with a mix of leather and steel, our stackable bracelet was influenced by the forms and materials found in retro planes and pilot uniforms. Accented with a new logo graphic. 
Details: Black leather bracelet with stainless steel chain and adjustable length
Measurements: Total Length 232mm, 12mm W x 2.5mm H
Material: Genuine Leather, Stainless Steel
CelesteChoo’s comment: Great for a man who loves wearing accessories. Rock hunk. 


Jacqueline Three-Hand Stainless Steel Watch – Rose
Price: RM629
Feminine with a classic twist—Jacqueline is designed with our finest and most luxe materials to date. Polished-to-perfection steel and refined Roman numerals will add the finishing touch to any outfit. 
Band Width: 14mm
: Fossil
Case Size: 36mm
Case Thickness: 7mm
: 190 +/- 5mm
: Double Press Deployant
Warranty: 2-year limited
Water Resistant: 3 ATM
CelesteChoo’s comment: Simple and classic elegance. This is great for a lady who likes a polished, neat look. 

Cecile Multifunction Stainless Steel Watch
Price: RM769
Up the glamour quotient with our impeccably designed, statement-making Cecile. In striking silver-tone steel, this go-for-bold timepiece outshines the season in a new light-catching pavé dial with 396 top-to-tonal crystals. 
Case Size: 40mm
Water Resistant: 10 ATM
Stone Count: 396 Clear Stones
Case Thickness: 12mm
: Single Press Deployant
Band Width: 20mm
Warranty: 2-year limited
: 190+/- 5MM
CelesteChoo’s comment: Studded, shiny and glamorous. Great for a lady who loves sparkles. I like how this chronograph was combined with jewels. 

Cecile Multifunction Stainless Steel Watch – Rose 
Price: RM859
Up the glamour quotient with our impeccably designed, statement-making Cecile. In lovely rose gold-tone steel, this go-for-bold timepiece outshines the season in a new light-catching pavé dial with 396 top-to-tonal rose crystals. 
Case Size: 40mm
Water Resistant: 10 ATM
Stone Count: 396 Multitonal Stones
Case Thickness: 12mm
: Single Press Deployant
Band Width: 20mm
Warranty: 2-year limited
: 190+/- 5MM
CelesteChoo’s comment: Rose gold-tone version of the stainless steel model, I love this color of chronograph watch. Perfect for a lady who makes a strong statement. 

Georgia Glitz Three Hand Stainless Steel Watch
Price: RM539
Our favorite timepiece for the season strikes just the right balance between delicate and daring. Sparkling crystal embellishments and a slim steel bracelet make Georgia chic and of-the-moment. This Georgia Glitz watch also features a three hand movement. 
: Fossil
Case Size: 32mm
Case Thickness: 9mm
: 175mm (+/-5mm)
: Adjust-O-Matic
Packaging: Presented in a genuine Fossil tin
Stone Count: 72 clear stones
Warranty: 2-year limited
Water Resistant: 5 ATM
CelesteChoo’s comment:  The slim stainless steel bracelet is very sexy. Crystal studs make this watch very stylish. 

Barrel Stretch Bracelet
Price: RM179
Clean styling meets intricate crystals to create the season’s most covetable bracelet—wear it day to night. 
Details: Stretch bracelet of polished rose gold-tone barrel beads with clear crystal detail
Measurements: 2.4” Stretch
Material: Base Metal, Fabric Elastic, Glass Crystals
: Stretch
CelesteChoo’s comment: This is such an adorable bracelet! I love the stretch style, making it easier to wear on and off. Don’t you just hate those hard-to-wear bracelets when you’re in a hurry? And the color and studs are very stylish. 
I bought this Fossil watch for my husband a few months ago. I think the tin box is cool and practical as it’s easy to reuse versus those typical boxes. 


(Product photos, except last, and information via, prices via Fossil printed brochure)

For more great gift ideas from Fossil, visit or drop by a Fossil boutique near you:

Suria KLCC
The Gardens
Sunway Pyramid
1 Utama
Setia City Mall
Empire Subang
Gurney Plaza
Kinta City
Aeon Station 18
Komtar JBCC

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Julie Hewett Bijou Collection Lip Color

My latest lip colour purchase is a Julie Hewett Bijou Lipstick!


If you’ve read my previous articles about lip colour, you’d know that I don’t really keep a lot of different lip colours. At the moment, I only have around 11 lip colours – 2 MACs, 1 Dior, 1 Inglot and a few other brands, 5 of which are in a cosmetic pouch in my everyday bag. I only used to have 2 lip colours that travel with me so 5 is actually a massive improvement!

A few months ago, I noticed this brand, Julie Hewett, in Luxola and it had interesting lip colours so I decided to give it a try. The Bijou collection had several colours with codes in girls’ names – Lulu, Jacqueline, Simone, and a few more including Celeste. Well, I would have tried ‘Celeste’ but it was in an orange shade which doesn’t work for me. I decided to try the colour Lulu. 

Luxola is very efficient in processing orders, I received my Julie Hewett lipstick within 2 days. This lipstick comes in a black box with simple and clean white text. 


Julie Hewett Bijou Collection Lipstick
Color: Lulu
14 oz net weight, 4g 
Made in USA
Free from parabens
Price: RM77
Bought from: Luxola MY

I was looking for rose-pink red shade that will be lighter than my rich red ones. Although I’m in love with my kick-ass red shades, I sometimes need softer tones to complete my look or when I am presenting to senior management or when having a business-changing meeting. Rich red lipsticks can signify a woman of strength but when you have a conservative audience who might feel threatened by domineering personality, a sheer lipstick is a good choice.



The Lulu color is described by Julie Hewett as a luscious passion fruit pink. It is a few shades lighter than my Mac Rihanna and Inglot red lipsticks but darker than my semi-nude Dior lip color. 


I love the texture and feel of this lipstick. Because it is formulated with camellia oil, the Bijou Collection lipsticks are hydrating and comfortable on the lips. 
I also love the simple, sleek black and silver packaging. It is very compact, slightly smaller than my other lipsticks, making it easier to slide into a smaller cosmetic pouch. 
So here’s my look with my new Julie Hewett Lulu lip color (gasp! I just noticed that my lip here before applying lipstick was so dry). With its sheer texture, this lipstick gives my lips a soft dab of color that is wearable everyday and for every occasion. Julie Hewett is definitely a makeup brand that I can easily get addicted to!

And I just learned from the Julie Hewett Facebook page that they are launching this beautiful Camellia Balm in a stick form next week on their website! I don’t think it will have a retail shop in Malaysia soon but I’m looking forward to see it on Luxola. 


About Julie Hewett Bijou Collection
Julie Hewett has done it again with the Bijou Collection: a group of luscious lipsticks that can be worn sheer for a delicate hint of color, or layered for more intensity. Sheer pigments make these lipsticks perfect for everyday wear and are a real treat for lips, thanks to the hydrating properties of Camellia oil. 
Benefits – Contains essence of orange blossom and healing camellia oil
Some of the colours: 
Celeste –  a tropical peachy coral as seen on Olivia Wilde in the movie “Cowboys and Aliens”.
Edie –   a true pink nude and ideal to pair with your favorite smokey eye. Created for Debra Messing on the set of “The Women”.
Jules –  a stellar henna hue that Julie created for herself (shhh!).
Kiki –  a precious peony mauve-pink and one of our bestsellers.
Lulu –  a luscious passion fruit pink and created on the set of “Solaris” as inspired by Natasha MacAlhone. 

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Octyl Dodecanol, Lanolin Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Isopropyl Myristate, Tricaprylin, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Beeswax, Microcrystalline Wax, Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Caprylyl Glycol (And) Hexylene Glycol (And) Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Bht. May Also Contain: Mica ( Ci 77019), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Carmine (Ci 75470), Blue # 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 27 (Ci 45410), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 (Ci 73360), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985).

Find out more about Julie Hewett via:

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China Glaze Nail Polish in ‘So Blue Without You’ Shade

Lovin’ my 2nd China Glaze nail polish in blue color 

China Glaze has so many beautiful shades to choose from (pic from China Glaze website)

Doing my own pedicure and manicure somehow has a therapeutic effect on my very busy work and family life. I admit that it would be nice to always have time and money for regular visit to the nail salon but not all of us have the luxury, do we? So I often do my own nail service. I enjoy buying different nail colors and experimenting with them, most of the time on my toenails. Doing my manicure can be challenging as I do a lot of washing. It’s tough to maintain nail polish to be chip-free when you wash kids stuff regularly.

I’ve purchased 2 China Glaze nail polish colors from Philippines when I went back home a few months ago. The green color is very nice and I love how different lighting changes the sheen of the polish (check my review HERE).
This time, I’ve tested the 2nd color – So Blue Without You – that is a metallic royal blue shade. And I had time to try it on my fingernails.

China Glaze
Nail Lacquer with Hardeners
Price: P350 or around RM30
(In Malaysia, I believe it’s around RM42)
Content: 14ml
Made in USA
Life after opening: 36 months
china glaze blue nail polish price malaysia

I used it with my other nail care products:

Step 1 – Butter London Melt Away to clean up excess cuticle
Step 2 – Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Nail Hardener as base coat
Step 3 – China Glaze Blue Nail Polish
Step 4 – Sally Hansen Diamond Shine as top coat


The color is flattering and it works well with my skin tone. I love the sheen of metallic colors as it plays around with lighting. Another good thing about China Glaze nail polishes is that it contains nail hardeners so it does help to make my nails less prone to chipping. It works together with my Sally Hansen Nail Hardener base coat.
You may also want to check out the China Glaze website as they feature hundreds of beautiful colors and you can even test it out virtually, too! That is so cool.
China Glaze Virtual Nail Polish Color Studio (pic from China Glaze website)
Check out more interesting and inspirational colors at
Stay connected to China Glaze Malaysia at
About China Glaze Nail Polish
Long-wearing, beautifully-shiny, fashion-forward, carcinogenic-free, celeb-fave, manicurist’s best friend, loving and living in color.
China Glaze believes in the power and beauty within every woman. We believe in putting your best-pedicured foot forward. And we say, don’t hide those hands because you’re worried they show your age, but talk with them because the color at your finger tips speaks volumes!
China Glaze offers a broad selection of long-wearing nail lacquers with hardeners and essential treatments at a great value. The brand is dedicated to providing nail technicians with globally appealing, on-trend, high quality nail lacquers and treatments. We offer innovative and fresh ideas to the polish industry!
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Kate by Kanebo Colorcious Diamond Eyeshadow for Lustrous Eyes

Looking for shiny eyeshadow colors to create luminous eye effects?

The first Kate item that I bought a few years back was black liquid eyeliner. I loved the texture, the applicator and the resistance to my oily eyelids. Of course, my love for cosmetics drives me to regularly explore other brands when the need arises and I can say that Kate is one of the good ones I’ve had. Since Kate is created and made by Kanebo Cosmetics, Kate is an affordable brand that I also trust.
A few months ago, I was looking for an eyeshadow palette with diamond luster for those days when I want to have luminous eye effect. Strolling around Mid Valley’s Lower Ground floor one day, I found myself exploring Kate Cosmeticsroadshow where I saw the Colorcious Diamond eyeshadow. I decided to try it and also bought the black liquid eyeliner that I liked.

This eyeshadow comes in a plastic compact with clear windows showing the colors inside. The casing is mainly black, signature of Kate cosmetics. It has one eyeshadow applicator as with standard brands.

Color Combination Code: SV-1
Made in Japan
Available at Watsons and other specialty stores

Each palette contains 5 shades:
  • Highlight color
  • Shiny color
  • Shiny medium color
  • Medium color
  • Dark color

The colors are easy to apply, with good texture that is easy to blend. The first 4 colors create the most lustrous effect while the fifth dark color, serves as the smokey eye effect color.

I don’t normally use the standard applicator that comes with the eyeshadow palette. I prefer to use eyeshadow brush. But I’m sure gals can use this effectively with the applicator; some of you may even choose to use fingertips! Well, I’m not good at that, though…I’d stick to my brushes.
So this is how my (left) eye looks with Kate Colorcious Diamond Eyeshadow. I also use the 3rd color – shiny medium color, which is a bit bluish, under my eyes to add highlight and shine.

If you prefer to have very dark effect as I do, the dark color might not be enough with dry application. You can opt to add a drop of an eyeshadow intensifier (like DuWop Color Payoff) or use pencil eyeliner to darken the corners (here I used Maybelline eye studio black eyeliner). 
This Kate eyeshadow is a good palette to have if you like creating lustrous eye effect. The shimmer from the colors can easily make the eyes look brighter and radiant, especially when you have dark, puffy, stressed eyes.
Good to have those bright, luminous eyes!

Covo Cosmetics – Luxe for Less

It’s wonderful to discover a beauty and cosmetics brand that aims to make beauty accessible to all without burning a hole in the pocket.
I first encountered Covo in 2012 while doing my store visit routine in Berjaya Times Square for a brand that I used to manage. When I saw the simple, sleek counter design in mainly black color, I already found it interesting. Colors pop up nicely against black and it was easy to be captured by Covo’s color collections.
On my birthday last June, my good friend, Sulo, generously gave me a beautiful set of Covo cosmetics. She’s a dear friend who understands my beauty addiction (haha!).  My present, a set of 5 items, were neatly arranged in a box inside a paper bag adorned with a French-themed drawing. I liked this feminine and artistic touch of the brand. It’s not the typical photo of a celebrity or model but this one also manages to show style, fashion and glamour.


I haven’t tested all the items yet but I’m excited to talk about what I got. There’s just something very clever with Covo’s items. The prices fall into the affordable level but each product is very competitive and worth trying. After all, beauty and style should be accessible to many, not just the rich, isn’t it? Let’s see what’s inside my present:

HD Picturesque Primer – RM69.00
Made in Korea
High definition, mineral enriched, conceals wrinkles & pores, deeply nourishes, prolongs foundation wear
I think that this is amazingly affordable. Now, High-Definition makeup is not just limited to those who can spend a lot on cosmetics. I’m just finishing my current HD primer but I’m very excited to try this one soon!


Fearless Waterproof Shadow Liner – RM35.00
Made in Germany
Waterproof, 8 hours wear, Shadow and Liner in 1, Highly Pigmented, Glides Smoothly
This liner comes with a built-in sharpener, isn’t that genius? Now, I don’t need to find my sharpener, or even buy one. The texture is great and easy to blend.  

Stardust Quad – RM65.00
Made in Italy
Highly Pigmented, Blends Evenly, Creamy and Smooth, Nourished with Vitamin E, Contains skincare benefits
I find it great that this eyeshadow set contains vitamin E. That’s makeup plus skincare in 1 product!


3 Free Nail Polish – RM29.00
Made in Australia
No formaldehyde, No toluene, No DBP
Well-pigmented, glossy, long lasting
Most 3 Free nail polishes in the market would cost a lot more than this. And it’s great to find a brand that can offer a 3 Free nail polish at this price.


Essential 3 Brush Set – RM89.00
Powder brush, liquid foundation brush, and eye shader brush
Compact sizes, comes with a 3-brush pouch, travel-friendly
It’s not easy to get good quality, affordable makeup brushes but this set is probably one of the best you can find. I’ve started using the liquid foundation and eye shader brush; they’re very effective in makeup application and the bristles don’t fall off even with regular cleaning. Good ones!   

Thanks again to my good friend who gave me this makeup set. Stay tuned for my upcoming reviews of the items!
Stay connected to Covo Cosmetics via their Facebook page at:
For more information and to order products online, visit:


Hey, that loose powder looks nice!

About Covo
COVO seeks to harness the continuing growth of the COsmetic eVOlution (hence the name COVO) to bring the best in makeup artistry to even the most discerning user without anyone missing out on the total “luxe” shopping experience. COVO puts the focus on the consumer experience whilst the latest technologies are utilized to capture every woman’s beauty needs and nuances. The products are designed to be smartly intuitive and multifunctional to delight the expectations of a COVO woman. The red carpet treatment isn’t sacrificed from the luxury perspective hence COVO’s – Luxe for Less should appeal to one and all!
Where to find COVO outlets in Malaysia:
Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur
CAG-02, Ground Floor
Parkson NU Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
Lot No. G1, C1, L1.01 & L2.01
Terminal KLIA2, Sepang
Lot S1-1A-A10, Terminal KLIA2
GATEWAY @ KLIA2 (VOIR Gallery), Sepang
L2-90, L2-91 & L2-92,
Level 2, Gateway @ KLIA2, Terminal KLIA2
Sunway Pyramid, PJ, Selangor
Lot G1.06A, Ground Floor
03-5622 1642
One Utama, PJ, Selangor
Lot FK 103, First Floor
03-7722 1739
The Mines, Seri Kembangan, Selangor
L2-37, L2-41 & L2-42, Level 2 The Mines
03-8940 8568
AEON IOI Mall, Puchong, Selangor
F50, First Floor, AEON IOI Mall, IOI Mall
AEON Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre, Klang, Selangor
F04, First Floor, AEON Bukit Tinggi
Klang Parade (VOIR Gallery), Klang, Selangor
Lot G.10-19, Ground Floor, Klang Parade
03-3359 7131
AEON Bukit Indah Shopping Centre, Johor
F02, First Floor, AEON Bukit Indah Shopping Centre
AEON Kulaijaya Shopping Centre, Johor
F01, First Floor, AEON Kulaijaya
AEON Bandaraya Melaka Shopping Centre, Melaka
F04, First Floor, AEON Bandaraya Melaka
Dataran Pahlawan (VOIR Gallery), Melaka
Lot G-022, Upper Ground Floor
First World Plaza, Genting, Pahang
Lot F/L2A.3, Level 2A, First World Plaza
03 61011032
AEON Ipoh Station 18, Ipoh, Perak
F25, First Floor
AEON Kinta City, Ipoh, Perak
G04, Ground Floor (Cosmetic)
AEON Kinta City Shopping Centre
AEON Mall Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang
F01 (Cosmetics Floor), Level 1
GURNEY Plaza(VOIR Gallery), Penang
Unit No. 170-02-23A

Goodbye Lipstick Stain with Elianto Brilliant Riche

Do you like seeing your lipstick stain or mark on a mug, glass or anything your lips touch? What if your lip color can be long lasting and transfer-proof? Elianto launches a solution.
Lip color has become an integral part of our daily fashion and it makes a huge difference to how we look. It’s amazing how a dash of color on our lips can totally create an impact on our appearance. I used to survive with just 1 or 2 lip colors but I now have 5 lip colors in my travel cosmetic kit alone. I wear a different color for every occasion and I enjoy changing colors within the day, depending on my mood. But, of course, like a lot of ladies, I also have my top picks, those colors that I can simply keep wearing again and again.

Do you love black dresses? I certainly do; it makes me look slimmer, classier and there’s just this elegance that comes with a black dress. So when it comes to wearing lipstick, I love colors that really pop against black color…like this new Elianto Brilliant Riche Lip Color Collection.
When I first saw this item, I thought it was a lip gloss and I was like…uh-oh. I’m not a big fan of lip glosses, except for very few brands, but upon testing this new Elianto collection, I was surprised to find out that it was not lip gloss at all; it’s matte lipstick in liquid form!
The new Brilliant Riche Lip Colour is elianto’s 1stKiss Proof (or Transfer Proof) lip color collection. Wait…what? Kiss Proof? Ohohoho, this has gotta be something good. This collection comes in 6 stylish colors:
01 – In Love, 02 – Blooming, 03 – Blissful, 04 – Sexy, 05 – Groovy, 06 – Wild

Elianto Brilliant Riche Lip Color
Price: RM25 for 2.6ml/ 0.87 floz
Made in Italy
No parabens, no fragrance, no D5, no talc
Contains sesame seed (hydration), boswellia serrate (anti-inflammatory)
Where to buy: Elianto counters or via
The lip color comes in a transparent tube, showing the color inside, topped with a black cap. The cap also holds the applicator, same as normal lip gloss. The tube has a metallic silver accent line, adding a classy touch to the product.

The colors are very precise once applied. What you see inside the tube will be the same (or almost) as how the colors will look on your lips. It dries quickly as a solid lip color finish but can be layered several times to fill in your entire lip.

In my line of work, I participate in regular events that involve wine tasting. One of the things I dislike is leaving my lip color mark on the wine glass. Although it is something acceptable in this kind of events, some may find it sexy, but I’d still prefer to put down my wine glass without an additional mark on it, especially when you taste wine with very important guests or clients. I can say the same for drinking coffee. Don’t you just hate seeing that lip color stain on a coffee mug?


But this Kiss Proof lip color solves that. It just stays in place even after contact with mugs, glasses or cups. And the color intensity stays the same. (I would have shared some photos testing it against kissing to see if it’s really kiss proof but my husband is too shy…and I also don’t want to be controversial, huh)
What makes Brilliant Riche Kiss Proof Lip Color great:
3 Unique Technology

1. FILMING POLYMER – Flexible film, adheres perfectly on the lips, with an even finish. Maintains comfort overtime, without tackiness.
2. VOLATILE OIL – Long wear and filming properties enhanced, no transfer effect thanks to the extreme adherence.
3. GELLIFIED SYSTEM COMBINED WITH MICRONIZED PIGMENTS – Improves glide and comfort in application, imparts an extremely soft and velvety touch, sophisticated matte look, extraordinary pure color release.
Transfer resistant

Weightless, ultra-thin film
Vibrant matte finish
Intense rich, vivid shades
How do these lip colors look on me? Here’s every color on my lips, starting from the ones I liked the most:
05 – Groovy
02 – Blooming
06 – Wild

04 – Sexy

03 – Blissful

01 – In Love (I think this one doesn’t suit my skin color)

With choices of 6 colors, you can easily mix and match with your attire, whether it’s formal, casual or corporate. I can see myself wearing these lip colors for every possible ensemble. 

Overall, this collection is fashionable, great for everyday wear, for special events and perfect for occasions when you need your lip color to just stay put. My top color picks are Groovy, Blooming and Wild. These colors are kick-ass stylish!
“Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.” – Gwyneth Paltrow
elianto’s 1st kiss proof lip colour comes in 6 vibrant matte shades with filming polymers and volatile oils for a natural, kiss-proof performance.Arresting bright pops of colour make a statement in intensely rich, vivid shades.
In one stroke of pure colour, the sensorial creamy fluid shapes lips with an extremely light veil. The weightless micro-fine pigments in a gelled system guarantee a smooth glide when applying. The colour adheres to lip, dries quickly and lasts longer, leaving a comfortable, smooth and transfer resistant finish.
Lips remain soft and velvety, while the colour is long-lasting and transfer-free. With a flexible finish, lips remain evenly coloured, enhancing the wearer’s chosen mood.
Filming polymer in volatile oil also ensures application is smooth and comfortable, while maintaining the satin glaze. Available in shades ranging from bright nude to deep red: In Love, Blooming, Blissful, Sexy, Groovy and Wild at RM25 for 2.6ml/0.87 fl.oz at all Elianto stores from 21st July 2014 onwards.


About Elianto
elianto is a Korean-inspired, trendy and affordable beauty brand that’s international. elianto’s resources are used in offering the best-quality products at the most affordable prices. Meaning ‘sunflower’ in Italian, elianto is a brand synonymous with gentle skincare products, enriched with nourishing and soothing botanical extracts, complemented by a vibrant range of colour cosmetics.