Tuesday, 21 November 2017

5 Niche and Cult Skincare and Beauty Brands to consider trying at Caliata

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This post is written in collaboration with and kindly sponsored by Caliata.com

About a month ago, I introduced you to Caliata.com, an online beauty store based in Malaysia. What made Caliata stand out from other websites I’ve come across, was their brand selection (and the fact that their founder is very passionate about skincare and beauty herself). As I scanned the range of brands and products they carried, I found my excitement mounting. Here, finally, was a local online store that carried beauty, especially skincare, brands and products I like or have been curious about, but could only get online from overseas!

caliata featured brands

As a beauty and skincare buff, I’d tried, or am familiar with most of the brands carried by Caliata. They are primarily niche or cult brands, that aren’t necessarily easily available on mainstream websites, or stores. For some of them, if you haven’t been keeping your finger on the cult skincare pulse, you may not be familiar with the products or brands at all. So, I thought I’d share with you a sampling of 5 of these niche and cult skincare brands that stand out on Caliata. If you have tried any of them, I’d love to hear your thoughts too, because I may have sampled, but not tried them all! 🙂

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Sunday, 19 November 2017

The stars of the Chanel Collection Libre 2017 Numeros Rouges collection help you find your perfect red lip!

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Last week, I showed you some pieces from the Chanel Collection Libre Holiday 2017 collection. I told you then, that while some of the items there were noteworthy, the true stars of the collection were the lipsticks. They were so noteworthy, I felt they deserved their very own post!

chanel collection libre numeros rouges rouge allure lipstick

The full name of the Chanel Holiday 2017 collection is Collection Libre Numéros Rouges. The stars, that are thrust to the forefront and centre, are a selection of Chanel’s popular Rouge Allure lipsticks, in a festive, limited edition red lacquered case. They usually come in black, as you will see here, but the red is beautiful! Rouge Allure lipsticks are the ones that you have to depress, and the tube will pop up for you to pull out, as I’ve demonstrated above. It is a very sleek packaging, as there are no protruding bits at all.

This Christmas, Chanel aims to help you find your perfect red lip, by presenting you with 4 shades in 2 textures, from which to pick. I however, unfortunately only have 3 to show you. But I did stop by the Chanel boutique, before I received these, and had a little play, so I’ll share some swatches of all 4 below. In many ways, this focus on red for the lips reminds me of Lucia Pica’s first Chanel collection, Le Rouge. I’m guessing red is her favourite colour to work with then 😀

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Thursday, 16 November 2017

YOUR SAY: Do you do your own facial massages? Do you even care to learn?

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I’d been wrestling with computer problems for the past 2 days, and to be honest, cannot be arsed to do any editing of photo-heavy posts so the next instalment of the Chanel Collection Libre has to wait. Instead, I had been having an on-going discussion with someone on the subject of facial massage, and I thought it was interesting to throw out the question to you.

facial massage

Do you do your own facial massage? Say, daily or maybe weekly? Is it something you care about or something you are particularly interested in? Is it something you’d rather just let someone handle? Tell me 😀

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Monday, 13 November 2017

Have yourself a Crazy, Colourful Christmas with the Jo Malone Green Almond & Redcurrant Cologne

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Jo Malone fans, I think you’d be adding their Christmas edition fragrance, Green Almond & Redcurrant, to your collection. Not because you love the scent (which you may) but because of the packaging! Jo Malone has set themselves a Crazy, Colourful Christmas theme, and the bottle of Green Almond & Redcurrant cologne, and its attendant complementary home scents reflect this.

jo malone green almond & redcurrant cologne

Have you seen a more colourful rendition of a cologne bottle from the brand? I sure haven’t! Although keeping its regular square bottle shape, and domed cap, the bottle is spray-painted a soft, matte, pastel pink, and the label is picked out in contrasting green font.

When I was asked to pick out spray paint colours to customize my box during the Christmas press day, I said “Hey, let’s go with the pink and green! After all, it’s what Jo Malone has picked out!” LOL 😀

I have received more than a few queries as to how a Green Almond might smell, or if this is a nice fragrance. Well, remember always, that I never “review” fragrances, I only tell you my perception of them. So, here’s my thoughts on the new and limited edition Jo Malone Green Almond & Redcurrant cologne 🙂

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Sunday, 12 November 2017

Chanel Collection Libre 2017 : Eyes on the Silver Screen and Trait de Charactère Creation Exclusive Eyeshadow

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Chanel’s Christmas/Holiday collection this year – Collection Libre Numéros Rouges – is a little different from previous years I feel. There is a glaring hole in the collection, where a beautiful highlighter used to sit in every Christmas collection. Instead, Chanel has chosen to focus on lips, an interesting approach. I actually love it, because it’s a) different and b) red lipstick LOL! I’ve said it often, and I say it again. Lucia Pica has done wonderful things for Chanel makeup in my view!

Because I found the collection a little disparate, I decided I’d not lump it all together in one post, but to split it up and focus on the different aspects of it that I find interesting.

chanel creation exclusive eyeshadow, ombre premiere silver screen

Although the collection puts red lips at the forefront, I’m approaching it from the eyes, because they are the windows to the soul after all 😛

But no seriously, there is one product there that I want to highlight, and one product that I want to revise my opinion a little on. I shared some preliminary thoughts on the collection during a live chat on Instagram and I think I’ve done one of the products a disservice (I do a weekly Instagram live chat on the weekend, if you were not aware, where we talk about any number of things, and I love answering questions and interacting in that short time we have. So join me, if you have not already!) Now, what is what? 😀

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Thursday, 9 November 2017

FINALLY! I’ve found a worthy alternative, affordable sunscreen in the Shiseido Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Aqua Booster SPF50+ PA++++

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One of my most requested posts, ever, is always about sunscreen. Every time I mention sunscreen, inevitably, someone will pop up and say “Is there a cheaper option that’s just as good at the Shiseido one you recommend?” and inevitably, I’ll say “I’m afraid I have not found one.”

Well, now I have. Almost.

shiseido anessa perfect uv sunscreen aqua booster

Ladies and gents, may I present to you the Shiseido Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Aqua Booster SPF50+ PA++++ that steps up to the plate as a more affordable option to the sunscreen that, in an Apocalypse, you’ll have to pry from my stiff dead fingers.

There is one snag – there always is – us poor sods here in Malaysia have no local access to it. Cue a cacophony of wailing and beating of breasts in anguish 😀

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