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Friday, November 20, 2009

Another Meow's haul (Egyptian Treasures collection samples included)


The package

I'm attempted to try Meow's base and face powder.
With a unique theme it's got, the fellow feline, how can I resist? It's also because I want to know the right base color for me, I have purchased from few brands. I'll compile the result of my base pursue later in one post.
Meow Cosmetic BaseTop row, left to right:
Purrfect Puss - Frisky Sphynx, Purrfect Puss - Frisky Chausie, Purrfect Puss - Sleek Himalayan
Bottom row, left to right:
Pampered Puss - Sleek Sphynx, Pampered Puss - Sleek Persian, Flawless Feline - Sleek Mau, Flawless Feline - Sleek Himalayan


Purrr-fect is Light-Medium Layerable Coverage
Pampered puss is
Medium Layerable Coverage
Flawless Feline is Heavy Coverage



And the make up will not complete without...... finishing powder, the Primp & Preen:


Meow Primp n PreenTop row, left to right: Equilibrium Balancing Powder, Premiere Puss Primer Combination
Bottom row, left to right: Crystalline Cat Glow Powder, Top Cat Finishing Powder

In that order, I also included samples of eyeshadow from Egyptian Treasures collection and several Taboo blush samples.


Meow Taboo BlushTaboo Blushes

I read in a blog that colors in Egyptian Treasure collection are almost similar one to another, so I didn't buy the whole set. I only choose several.
And when I saw the samples, indeed, they look almost the same.

I'll just do a quick post. the swatches and review will be done later on......

Egyptian Treasures

Speaking of cats, here's photos of my cats from the past

Silver Tabby CatHer name is Posi. She was with her kittens.
We found out, that her fur pattern in stomach area forming Arabic writing of ALLAH.
It was cool!

Silver Tabby CatPosi with her other kid, he's already big

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Bath and Body Products (Because I'm The Princess, BITP)

Last week I really had a big haul. From The All Natural Face packages, Afro*Scent*ric, then Because I'm The Princess (BITP)!.
Kelly packed my stuffs in such cute way (of course, I asked for it, hehe). She included a thank you card too....
I found the shop after I read a review from Nanzy. I love bath and body products, but I need to see more new stuffs, unique stuffs. Kelly has sooo many different scents in her catalog. When I saw "Food and Drink" scent category, I've just gotta click and saw the list.
So far, in my beauty products stash, I have scent of Vanilla and Chocolate. So when I saw lots of choices from BITP, I drooled.
I shopped at her store in Etsy.Com, unfortunately she didn't provide international shipping at Etsy, but I can order through Etsy and she informed me shipment charges to Jakarta, Indonesia. It's easier if you shop at Etsy because of the convo feature which allows you to communicate with the sellers. You can also order through her own website, though. She needs sometimes to create the products as she makes it fresh, turn around time 2-5 business days.


What did I order?

A. 1 - Princess Power Pack, consists of:

1 oz. Aloe Silk Body Mist, scent I chose: Santa's Workshop

1 oz. Royal Protein Hair Mist, scent I chose: Summer Lovin'

5 ml. Royal Roll-On, scent I chose: French Toast

B. 1 - 3 Pack Trial Size Royally Whipped Sugar Scrub

Scent I chose: Mango Milkshake, Pumpkinilla, Santa's Workshop

C. 1 - 2 oz. Royal Body Butta, I chose: Mango Milkshake

D. 2 - Royalty Roll Ons 5 ml. Glass Jojoba Oil Blend

I chose : Erotic Goddess, Sexy As Sin (Karma Sutra), and for free item: Caribbean Calypso. (there was a special offer, buy 2 get 1 free)

Plus..... additional free item, Royalty Roll Ons in Pink Sugar Type.

There are items that have matching scents because it's always better to layer the scent, it will strengthen the scent after application and lasts longer.


Sugar scrub & Body butta


About the scents:
FOOD & DRINK Category
French Toast: the fragrance of freshly cooked French Toast on a Sunday morning. Lightly browned slices coated with sugar, cinnamon, and drizzled with thick ooey gooey maple syrup.

Mango Milkshake: Pure notes of Mango blended with creamy sweet milkshake notes.

Pumpkinilla: Just the perfect blend of vanilla and the crispness of pumpkin makes this a splendid blend for both vanilla and pumpkin lovers.

Santa's Workshop: Imagine walking into Santa's Workshop... the hustle and bustle of busy elves making lots of holiday toys, Mrs. Claus dancing around the workshop... this fragrance will bring Santa's workshop right to your home. Rich fir notes are perfectly balanced by nuances of orange peel, garlands of cranberry, dried lemon slices, golden spun sugar, and a sprinkle of vanilla. Subtle fruit undertones add roundness to the scent without making it fruity. Trust us... this is a welcomed holiday fragrance and a great year round fragrance when you want to feel all warm and cozy.

Fruity Scent Choices
Caribbean Calypso: This is a fun, upbeat fragrance for all ages! A perfect blend plump raspberries, juicy ripe Georgia peaches, juicy strawberries, cherries, mandarin oranges, grapefruit with a splash of pineapple and mango balanced with Pink Sugar Type!

Summer Lovin': BEST SELLER. This is perfect for those summer flings coming up! This fragrance is sure to draw the boys attention! A fresh and fruity blend of our popular Raspberry Lemonade, Pink Sugar Type, and Marshmallow for an all-around spectacular "Look at me" fragrance!


Floral & Nature Scent Choices
Erotic Goddess: BEST SELLER. A sensual blend of fresh lavender petals infused with soft fresh coconut milk will enlighten every nerve in your body! An enchanting, sexy, sensual, and alluring fragrance that will have you and your partner purring with delight! If you are not a lavender lover this fragrance may cause you to change your mind!

Sexy As Sin (Karma Sutra): BEST SELLER. This fragrance is an irresistible floral bouquet of gardenia, tuberose, sweet vanilla and exotic musk that is sure to intoxicate not only your senses but your home and inner soul!

What I've tried:

Sugar Scrub (Mango Milkshake): For me, the scrub granules is not mild enough. The positive thing is that, when I applied onto my wet skin, besides melting as it mixed with the water on my skin it changed form and cleaning the skin leaving nice smell.

Body Butta'(Mango Milkshake): With the same scent with sugar scrub, I felt yummy myself :)

The butter is so soft.

Hair Mist (Summer Lovin'): I sprayed on my 4 year old niece. She's lovin' it! The scent is long lasting and so nice, I can't keep myself away from my niece :)

Body Mist: Love it too!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Afro*Scent*ric, the African beauty products

I found this shop at Etsy.Com: Afro*Scent*Ric
I always want to try African beauty products, so I decided to order several of the items based on my current requirement.

Jacqulyne, the owner, always makes the products fresh. So it took 6 business days to complete my order before shipping. It arrived around 2 weeks.

Here's what I bought:
QUEEN MAKEDA (THE REAL) SHEA-MANGO BUTTER BODY BALM(fruity queen of sheba scent)
What it does:
It helps to heal sunburn, rashes, relieve itching from eczema/psoriasi/dermatitis, effectively treat dry skin and naturally help prevent stretch marks during pregnancy, fight under eye darkness, fight fine lines/wrinkles.


QUEEN CLEOPATRA COCOA BUTTER BAR(scent of coconut)
Directions:
- Apply to heels of feet after bathing/shower to SEAL in moisture.
- Use as a lotion bar throughout the day to moisturize hands after frequent hand washings.
- Great for nurses, doctors, dentists, etc. anyone in a field where they wash their hands quite a bit.
Cocoa butter is a moisturizer that protects skin from moisture. The cocoa butter will BLOCK the water & frequent hand washings from drying out your skin & will lock in moisture. Over time, the cocoa butter & beeswax develop a thin layer of protection, securing the skin with much needed moisture & maintaining healthy levels of water balance, ensuring healthy skin.

QUEEN NANDI SHEA BUTTER BAR(sandalwood vanilla scent)
What it does:
Apply to SUNBURNED SKIN, BEE STINGS, MOSQUITO BITES, KITCHEN BURNS, ECZEMA SORES/PATCHES, ROSACEA ACNE, PSORIASIS SORES/PATCHES, BRUISES, PAPER CUTS or SEVERELY CHAPPED LIPS!
PERFECT SOLUTION: soothing, COOLING sensation to stop pain/irritation & itching;

Ingredients:
SHEA BUTTER to moisturize the skin, calming the cells and enabling it to heal itself;
VITAMIN E to promote skin regeneration and fast healing;
SHEA NUT OIL to coat/protect the burn (etc), resulting in healthy healing of tissue; EVEN/BALANCED healing & nurturing of the skin to prevent bacteria growth or infection.

QUEEN AMINA ALMOND BUTTER BAR(almond scent)
What it does:
- SOFTEN your skin/hair, SOOTHE IRRITATION FROM SUNBURN, RELIEVES ITCHING FROM ECZEMA/PSORIASIS/DERMATITIS, ALLEVIATES DRY SKIN, SOOTHES INFLAMMATION & MOISTURIZES a specific area.
- GREAT massaging bar

ANTI-ITCH SERUM for scalp(unscented)
Use on braids, dreadlocks, weaves, or any irritation caused by tension, dandruff or dry itchy scalp.

Instructions:
SHAKE WELL before EACH use. Since there are no SYNTHETIC additives to mix the oil & witch hazel together, you need to simply shake the bottle BEFORE each use. Apply to scalp as needed. Keep chilled for EXTRA RELIEF.

AFRICAN BEAUTY IN-SHOWER SKIN SOFTENING MOISTURIZER
What it does:
The mixture of 10 DIFFERENT oils help to SOFTEN & PROTECT your skin from free radicals, detergents and dry heat this summer. This MOISTURIZER, with continued use, will eliminate the need for lotions/creams when you get out of the shower/bath. This is great for winter & summer! The COMBINATION of the different oils will go DEEP within the epidermis, supplying it with MUCH NEEDED moisture, vitamins, minerals & DEFENDING anti-oxidants.

DIRECTIONS:
Just simply apply while in shower; AFTER CLEANSING...rub into the skin....pat dry..that's it, let the oils do the rest

I have tried this. The scent is very mild, reminds me of baby smell. Good to hydrate the skin.

NIGERIAN NECTAR 1oz NATURES MOISTURIZER
It's rich in antioxidants and oleic acid, essential components for the maintenance of healthy, glowing skin!

What it does:
- Makes a GREAT makeup remover, as it clears your face, it moisturizes it.
- Warm in microwave & massage into nails/cuticles for a great cuticle conditioner!
- Apply a couple of drops to your baby's bath water to moisturize/protect & fortify your baby's skin with much needed vitamins/minerals.
- Apply to baby's bum to protect from diaper rash. Use as a skin healing massage oil.
- Use on tight, itchy pregnant bellies to prevent irritation & stretchmarks!
- Apply to scalp for a natural, vitamin fortified scalp conditioner, apply to hair follicles to control frizz & uncontrollable "ends," apply to hairline to promote healthy, full hair growth...
- MEN: use as an aftershave oil, lighter & all natural! Use as a lighter foot oil! Apply to sore muscles after a long day, to drain toxins from sore muscles & relieve the discomfort! Use as a beard/mustache oil to keep natural sheen/moisturization to your mustache/beard without HEAVY BUILDUP! Prevent chaffing in your "private areas!"
Great for delicate elderly skin, too.



AfroScentRic butter
AfroScentRic butter
She gave me some samples too:
a. 6-butter scar rash cream: apply to skin while it is still wet/moist & let the oils/butters deeply moisturize your skin while letting them MEDICATE & REGENERATE your skin NATURALLY

b. Regenerate stimulate rejuvenating butter
Simply apply REGENERATE, STIMULATE & REJUVENATING BUTTER to the face & neck (DONT FORGET ABOUT YOUR NECK, IT IS THE FIRST "TRUE" INDICATOR OF A PERSON'S REAL AGE) daily after cleansing, to make skin soft and supple while combating signs of aging and to firm up skin.

c. 5-butter healing hair buttah:
Can be used as:
HAIR POMADE - apply to hair as needed, leave in

HAIR CONDITIONER - apply to hair, let sit for 15 minutes(shower cap & hot towel around shower cap to aid in absorbment) & wash out

SCALP CONDITIONER - apply to scalp, let sit for 15 minutes(shower cap & hot towel around shower cap to aid in absorbment) & wash out

HAIR FOOD - apply to scalp daily for nutrients, leave in


Her note:
Keep them in cool, dark place or the refrigerator so that they do not melt or become contaminated...since they are fresh & have no HARSH preservatives in them.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Pink & Yellow FOTD using Les Papillons Collections and West Sumatera Wedding

OK, I have been waiting for this event to come, because it's time to dress up and to meet my big family members.
It's the wedding of my cousin's first daughter.
The dress I was wearing was not intended for the occassion, it was supposed to be another dress but my taylor couldn't finish it on time. The good news is, I got to use my Aromaleigh's Les Papillons collection... yay....!

So, here is the look
Face:
The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Moisture Lotion SPF 15
Skin Food Aloe Sun BB Cream SPF 20 PA+, shade no. 2
Face Primer and finishing powder: EDM Finishing Dust
EDM Multi-Tasking Concealer to cover acne scars
EDM Fairly Light Matte Base
The All Natural Face's Hydrating Mist in Patchouli

Blush:
EDM Walkee Talkee

Eyes:
Aromaleigh eye & lips primer
Skin Food Soft Mousse Shadow in Pearl White, all over lid
Aromaleigh Les Papillons in earthly delights, inner lid
AL Les Papillons in crimson mimicry, I was thinking to have flutter-by but I decided to use Crimson Mimicry instead in outer lid.
AL Les Papillons in emergent beauty, crease
EDM Floating Feathers as highlighter
Skin Food Choco Eyebrow powder cake
Aromaleigh indelible gel eyeliner in Magnetism
Maybelline Volume Express Mascara

Lips:
The Body Shop Berry Shimmer Lipstick


Jakarta was very very hot yesterday, even we have switched on the AC, we were still sweating.


Aromaleigh's Les Papillons
Aromaleigh's Les Papillons

The blouse is a bit tight because I have gained weight


And on my sister, I choose colors that go with her outfit:
AL Les Papillons in golden chrysalis, inner lid
AL Les Papillons in Thalia's return, outer lid
AL eye plush in persian kitten as highlighter

I didn't take a note on other products she was wearing.... We were in a hurry.

Aromaleigh's Les Papillons
Aromaleigh's Les Papillons
Last but not least, look at the bride and groom's outfit. We are from West Sumatera. The bride is wearing different West Sumatera bride outfit, because her mother comes from Koto Gadang district. I should say the bride (a.k.a my niece) looked like a Pakistani or Indian bride :)

Her hands were dyed with some kind of hyenna. I could not get the picture of her hands.


West Sumatera culture is full of bright colors (read: RED and GOLD), and so was my niece make up.

Hmmm, it occurs to me to create the look with the influence of my home town.

Here's where they were seated. Cool huh?


Saturday, November 7, 2009

The All Natural Face: First order

I ordered only two hydration mists (Orange Blossom and Patchouli) and eyeshadow primer, but what I received from Crystal (the owner of The All Natural Face) were more than that. She threw in some samples in the bag, generous samples are those!

Shipment only took around 2 weeks, with cost only USD 2.25. It arrived on Nov 4, 2009.

Check them out:


Original order


Sample Blush


Sample Eyeshadows
Top row is the application using its eyeshadow primer
Below row is without primer

I also received coupon discount for Holiday Extravaganza......... Since it's shareable, I'll share the discount coupon with you, my beloved friends.
The sale only runs through Dec 24, 2009. Type "happy holidays" in notes to seller.

What you need to do:
1. Purchase any 20 gram Jar (no exceptions) of anything and get a free 30 gram jar of All-Over-Facial Concealer (Midas/Patina/Salmon), and / or

2. Purchase any Christmas or Hanukkah Gift Box and have a free trio of her metallic shadows in gold, silver, and copper.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Earthen Glow Minerals Foundation: Youthful Glow, Medium shades

Here is the swatch of Earthen Glow Minerals foundation, Youthful Glow (Medium Coverage), with medium shades (my skin color range).
I ordered the foundation sample kit so I can pick the right color for my skin color.
All swatches are without flash.

These are too yellow for me

I'll test these colors



Earthen Glow Minerals Youthful Glow Medium ShadeSwatches: Mia, Gwen, Geneva, Minnie, Macy (too yellow for me)

Earthen Glow Minerals Youthful Glow Medium ShadeSwatches: Jude, Whitney, Lydia, Willa

Earthen Glow Minerals Youthful Glow Medium ShadeSwatches: Margie, Laurine, Trudy, Amber

After the test, Whitney and Lydia have close match with my skin. Jude was OK, but I saw color change, maybe oxydized? The color was going darker on my skin.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

My first Aromaleigh order!

I've been following Miss K in Facebook for sometime, and she doesn't stop updating the status with delicious news: weekly sales.....
Whattt? Weekly? Man, this will drain my credit card fast! The same problem I have with Meow is that she has new collections that someday will be discontinued.
She's got so many pretty pigments and I just need to have them. She's planning to discontinue some of her collection, but will keep 4-5 colors from each collection for The 2009 Best Color.
After that, she's ready to launch new colors.... Very creative mind she has.

So last night, when I got home, I saw a small envelope on the table. And it's my first Aromaleigh order!





I ordered one set of sample size of Les Pappilon collection. They are pretty!
I also ordered eye & lip primer, indelible gel eyeliner in MAGNETISM, and two eye brushes.
The gel eyeliner in Magnetism is beautiful. It's black but has golden shimmer. I wished I order more gel liner in different colors.
While the eye and lip primer has nice texture. I use the primer this morning, it has strong stay power. My eye lids were not as oily as usual, therefore the eyeshadow still looked nicely when I got home from work.
Product description, left: gel eye liner, right: eye n lip primer
Ingredients
Swatch

I got to pick three free samples, Miss K added sample of color infusion lipstick in Perfect.


Enjoy the haul. I definitely gonna use Les Papillon colors this weekend for my niece's wedding reception.....

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