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I paid a visit to number76 at Bangsar yesterday. If you have black roots growing as long as two and a half inches like me, it’s high time to visit the salon and get your hair done.
Before / After
“Omg, Jamie, your hair…” Yes, i know, my hair before is damn yuck looking. I’m embarrassed too. But just so you know, my hair after was beautifully styled before the picture was taken too. Let’ just hope it’ll look as nice as that when i do it on my own.
Anyway, my hair is actually quite long and thick, but due to the layering i got from the previous haircut, it doesn’t seem like it. This time, i told Yoshi i want my hair to look thick again. I also got a darker colour. Yoshi simply picked a colour out of a magazine and i nodded in agreement, and that was it. I also did the famous Ultrasonic Iron Treatment because my crunchy hair desperately needed some attention.
Colour, treatment and a haircut from a senior director came up to a bill of RM 518. What a price to pay for beauty. But i like my new hair though. It’s a lot better now, don’t you think? :)
p/s: I think my colour is a lot darker in real life compared to the picture. My camera’s lighting is way off.
For quite some time, followers have been asking me about how i curl my hair. Some even requested for a tutorial. Well to be honest, i never had any specific technique on curling my hair before. However after watching this tutorial on YouTube, i started using this technique more recently and i really like the results.
If you like how i curl my hair, then you should try following this tutorial by StyleSuzi.
p/s: I’m using a 32mm Babyliss curler. My hair is also cut and layered in a way that it’s suited for outward curls.
Now that i have two of the legendary eyeshadow palettes from Urban Decay, i thought that i should share my thoughts on them. If you’re considering to get an eyeshadow palette, hopefully this post will help you out.
p/s: I won’t be doing any swatches. I’m just going to share my thoughts and opinions in this post.
Well i initially got the Urban Decay Naked2 palette online a year ago when it was still fairly new. At the same time, Sephora came to KL not too long ago and all the Naked and Naked2 Palettes were sold out, leaving me no choice but to get it online instead.
I didn’t get to see the swatches of the palettes in real life, so i had to resort to doing research online. All the reviews and swatches i found on Google were very helpful and i found myself torn between the Naked and Naked2 Palette. Which one should i get?
I ultimately decided to get the Naked2 Palette mainly for two reasons:
- The packaging
- It was new
I didn’t give much thought as to whether will i like the shades in the palette. I just thought, “It’s a Naked palette, it has all the basic shades everyone would ever need.”
However when i finally got the Naked2 Palette and started using it, i realized that the shades are not to my liking at all. Sure, it mostly consisted of neutral colours, but i somehow found difficulty achieving the look that i want with those colours.
I mean, i like the Naked2 Palette, but i just couldn’t find a way to fully utilize all the shades in it. I found myself using only a few colours from the palette. Out of 12 colours, i probably used only 5 or 6. Some were not even touched! But like i said, i don’t mean the shades in Naked2 Palette are not nice. I’m just saying that it wasn’t suited for me.
Some of the most used shades in the Naked2 Palette for me are: Bootycall, Chopper, Tease, Snakebite, Suspect (had a phase for this once), Verve and Busted.
Eventually, i found myself thinking about the Naked Palette again.
Since Sephora has opened more branches in Malaysia and the craze for Naked palettes has died down, it was easier for me to gain access to one.
And so i bought the Naked Palette.
When i looked at the product and swatches at Sephora, i knew i was going to like this palette better than the Naked2. It had warmer shades of browns and i just thought that all the shades suited my liking. Just as simple as that!
So based on my personal experience, i’m just going to list out the pros and cons of both palettes.
- Has gorgeous neutral shades anyone will need
- Great for beginners
- Light packaging
- Cheap packaging – made from cardboard
- Gets dirty easily – the exterior is suede, which attracts dusts and all sorts
- Small mirror
- Metal packaging – easier to maintain
- Large and wide mirror
- Has cooler shades – might not be suitable for everyone (but there are some really nice ones)
- Heavier compared to the Naked Palette
As far the the extras that come with the palettes, the Naked Palette comes with a mini Urban Decay Primer Potion (perfect to use if you want to start experimenting with eyeshadows) while the Naked2 Palette comes with a mini lip gloss.
Both palettes come with a synthetic brush. The Naked Palette comes with a flat shader brush, where else the Naked2 comes with a dual-ended shader and blending brush. I never used the brushes, but judging from brushing it on my hand, the brushes feel soft, smooth and dense.
So this concludes my thoughts on the palettes, i hope you guys found this useful! It’s clear which one i prefer more, but it’s ultimately up to you when it comes to your choice :)
I’ve been buying a lot of things recently. I think i’m going through some kind of phase that makes me yearn for retail therapy. Anyway most of the stuff that i got are beauty-related, so i thought of doing a quick blog post just to share what i got because i happen to like sharing the good stuff ;)
Beautymate masks (RM 10 for 3 pieces)
Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly + Pig-nose Clear Blackhead Sticker
Cleansing whip + cleansing pad from Daiso
Peripera Milky Tint
Heroine Make Impact Lash #23 + Decolog Eyelash (Rich)
Urban Decay Naked Palette + Makeup Setting Spray
Soap and Glory Breakfast Scrub + Sephora Supreme Lotion (got it for free as a welcoming gift)
My latest purchase. Always wanted a pair of aviators :)
I also want to do a beauty product review, but i don’t know what to review first. Is there any product you want me to review first? Should i do skincare or makeup?
My limited edition MAC Sculpt & Shape Powder…
It broke when i was traveling a couple months back. I haven’t thrown it out yet because this powder has sentimental value. It was the first highlighting and contouring powder i had and the best thing about it is that it’s 2-in-1. I owe it to this powder for making my nose look fabulous. Well i guess i have to find a replacement now..
On early February, i was sent a couple of products from Rachel K Cosmetics to do a review on them.
Rachel K Cosmetics is founded by Rachel Kum, who won the title of Miss Singapore Universe in 2009. Besides that, all products from Rachel K Cosmetics are manufactured with the help of her team of expert cosmetic chemists and production facilities from USA, Japan and Korea.
I was really looking forward to trying the products because they were two of Rachel K’s bestsellers, the Colour Control Cream (CC Cream) and Mineral CC Pressed Powder. I’ve switched over from liquid foundations to BB creams for the longest time now, so i was curious on how the CC cream, which seemed more superior than the BB cream, work for me.
CC Cream is a much more refined and improved BB cream which combines various benefits all in one – color control, oil control, whitening, brightening, moisturizing and UV protection with SPF 35 PA ++. It enhances our complexion by improving its texture, balancing skin tone and brings forth the quality of real skin – dewy, fresh, elastic and with a glow. The end effect is a flawless, non oily (matte) and radiant complexion.
So basically, CC creams are like BB creams, but better. Rachel K CC Cream comes in two shades – Neutral (yellow undertone) and Original (pink undertone).
Rachel K CC Cream features:
- EGF-Epidermal growth factor
- SPF 35 PA++
- Collagen enriched
Rachel K Mineral Color Control blemish balm pressed powder is a 4 in 1 makeup foundation, a natural mineral makeup concealer, powder and SPF protection all in one. The pigment rich powder protects skin with antioxidants and bound with Organic Shea Butter and Vitamin . It is designed to glide on smoothly to blend with and allow the natural skin tone to show through and provides excellent coverage for flawless finish that lasts all day.
Rachel K Mineral CC Pressed Powder comes in three shades – fair, medium and deep.
Nothing beats actual pictures of the products in action, so let’s see how they did on my face.
Disclaimer: I wasn’t kidding when i said my skin is so much worst now compared to last time. That’s why i love makeup to death and owe it to photo editing apps that make my face look so much better than it actually is. I’m a bluff, i know.
Left to right, top to bottom
- Bare face
- After Rachel K CC Cream
- After concealer
- After Rachel K Mineral CC Pressed Powder
The CC cream has light to medium coverage and it doesn’t have a greyish tone to it. As you can see from the pictures, i still needed some concealer to properly cover up my imperfections. On the other hand, the CC cream made my skin smoother and fixed my uneven skin tone around my eye, nose and mouth area.
The CC cream gives a rather matte finish, but when it’s topped with the pressed powder, the look seems more matte and complete. However, the pressed powder might have a tendency of caking around fine lines if it’s applied with the sponge applicator. I think it will be better if it’s applied with a powder brush. The oil control of the CC cream is relatively better than the previous BB cream i was using.
Packaging wise, there’s nothing special to say about it. I like the size of the CC cream because it’s quite small and it’s convenient to pack into my makeup bag. The packaging for pressed powder however attracts a lot of finger prints.
CC/BB creams appear fairer than your skin tone at first, however it will oxidize after a while to match your skin tone. If you’re still worried about looking like a geisha, apply some on your neck as well.
Rachel K Cosmetics is now available at selected Guardian stores in Malaysia nationwide. The price for Rachel K CC Cream is RM 45.90, while Rachel K Mineral CC Pressed Powder is RM48.90