Tuesday, December 31, 2013

L'occitane Giveaway Winner

Ho ho ho! I hope you had an amazing Christmas with your loved ones filled with presents! 

 I know, the announcement for my L'occitane giveaway winners has been WAY overdue. 

I apologise that these babies didn't go out before Christmas as I was swamped with work - finalising some year end stuff before heading off on a 3 weeks vacation in KL & SG! Besides swamping my Instagram feed with a tonne of #foodporn I barely went online. 


the winner for my Instagram giveaway IS @kireinakatewarner 

Congrats Kate, you have won yourself a Cherry Blossom set! 


Next up, the winner for my blog giveaway IS Nella from Beaute Gazette

Congrats Nella, you have won yourself a Addictive Almond pack! 

Because it's the season to be jolly and I like surprises, there will be a third (surprise) winner. ;) 

 AND, the surprise winner IS *drums roll* Gabby! 

Congrats Gabby, you have won yourself a Provence set! 


Kate, Gabby, Nella, if you could kindly forward your mailing addy to throughbeautyeyes [at] gmail [dot] com before the 7th of Jan, that'd be great! Please note that I wouldn't be back in Sydney until then. So, the package wouldn't arrive anytime before that. If I haven't heard from you by the 7th, a new winner will be drawn. 


A HUGE thank you to all of you who entered and thank you so much for supporting ThroughBeautyEyes! 


Thursday, December 12, 2013


It's that time of the year to be festive and jolly! Quite possibly my favourite time of the year - summer, family & friends, food & wine, holidays, presents... what not to love?

However, presents can be a tough one sometimes, especially when the market is OVERLOADED with options. And unlike last year, I am slightly early in helping you with your decisions and not get carried away by the shiny christmas packs. :P Skin Care, Body Care, Candles, Make Up OR Nails, got you all covered. 

So, to make things a little easier for you girls, I have either "BFF" or/and "Mum" badge on each Christmas pack. 

BFF: it could be for your best friend, sister, cousin... pretty much anyone that you have a pretty good understanding of and is around the same age as you are.

Mum: Pretty self-explanatory isn't it?


The Jojoba Company Limited Edition Christmas Starter Pack (RRP $59.95): The Jojoba Company products are suitable for all skin type and all ages so this is a pretty fail proof pressie for a friend who is new to the skincare world. It helps fight everything from ageing to acne, nappy rash and eczema. Tried and tested by yours truly, I can definitely vouch for them. :) The Pure Jojoba Oil  has saved my life when I was going through a bad phase of rashes/ eczema. It's pretty much the only product that doesn't sting when applied. 

This certified organic brand by our dear Jamie Durie is one of the newer players in the market but has already established a pretty strong name for themselves since launch. This would definitely be a winner for that girlfriend of yours who only use certified organic products. 

PFP Nuture From Nature (RRP $49.95): Consisting of (white tea, aloe, witch & hazel) cleanser & make up remover, (rose, otto, burdock, kakadu &; plum) mist toner and (rosehip, gingko & shea) Day Cream, this pack would definitely be a winner for that girlfriend of yours who only use certified organic products. 

PFP Organic Shea Nourishing Pack (RRP $24.95): The ideal care kit for the cold weather with a 150mL Gingko, coconut & shea Body Cream and a Manuka honey shea organic Lip Balm. Have a girlfriend that is going for a holiday in the Northern Hemisphere soon? Perfecto. If not, it is never too early to stock up for winter. ;) 

Jurlique Herbal Recovery Christmas Pack (RRP$199) : The products from this range are light on the face but made of potent botanicals and antioxidants to help smooth fine lines and leave you with a fresh & revitalized skin. In a mood to spoil your loved ones? This is the pack to go for (or the Age Defying Essentials for some anti-aging care)

Jurlique Purely Age-Defying Essentials Christmas Pack (RRP $168.99) - After all the years of hard work and care your mum had for you, I think she deserves to be spoilt. What's better than this pack of goodies consisting of higher performance anti-aging botanicals which helps to smooth wrinkles and even skin tone? Your mum will definitely appreciate the fact that she will look 20 years younger in no time. :P

L'occitane Romantic Rose Collection (RRP $110): Another favourite of mine from L'occitane, which combines four different type of roses to give you the ultimate romantic scent! This collection includes EDT, Bath Soap. Bath & Shower Gel, Hand Cream, Body Milk and a Perfumed Sachet. Full pampering session = sorted.

LUSH Christmas Pack: A christmas is NOT christmas without Snow Fairy. #truestory As expected, Christmas time means a vast variety of Christmas gift guides combining a range of different scent and shapes. Try not to go crazy in the store and ended up filling up your own stocking with all the LUSH goodies instead ;) No prizes for those who guessed what my favourite Gift Pack from LUSH is :P Celebrate this jolly season with some #crueltyfreechristmas LUSH products! 

Jurlique Limited Edition Sugared Spice (RRP $35.00): A warm scent of brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and a gorgeous blend of sugared fruits preserves made from strawberry, cherry, apple, plum, raspberry and a touch of citrus - THE winning combination for a bedside candle. I have yet to burn mine and I am already in love with the scent, can't imagine what my room will smell like when I could finally be bothered to repurchase a lighter. This would make a great gift for someone who enjoys a good and relaxing pampering sesh. 

Molton Brown Frankincense & Allspice Trio (Hand wash & Hand Lotion - RRP $39 each; Single Wick Candle - RRP $85): Molton Brown simply shouts sophistication, elegance and luxury, This is a pretty awesome way to trick your mum/ girlfriend that they are living in a historic, 1800s English castle. ;)  Unlike Sugared Spice, I personally think this is more of a lounge room/ main area kinda scent. You could either buy them as an individual gift or make it a trio gift pack - brownie points for extra options! 

The Body Shop Honeymania collection (Bubble Bath Melt - RRP $24.95; Body Scrub - RRP $27.95; Shower Gel - RRP $12.95): Big fan of the honey scent? This is the collection for you - perfect gift for someone who prefers a more subtle scent. 

Napoleon Perdis Imperial Collection (RRP $89): " The Imperial Collection captures regal elegance with a necessary hint of drama" - NAPOLEON | With four gorgeous shade of eyeshadows and lip colours AND the classy gold nail polish, the looks to be created from this collection is endless. 

Napoleon Perdis Limited Edition Empress Eyeshadow Palette (RRP $79): This palette consisting 12 beautiful eye colours has become a permanent fixture in my handbag as it is perfect for touch up and giving you the option to change or intensify your look from day to night.

Mary Kay At Play Collection box: This is a custom-made giftbox consisting of 4 At Play Baked Eyed Trios and 2 of the At Play Jelly lipgloss. How cute is the box?!? I love a good Christmas gift box that comes with a range of different make up from eyes to cheeks to lips as that's the best way to experiment a range of new products! The only downside about Mary Kay products is you would need to look for a "beauty consultant" before you could order them. 

Models Prefer Nail Emanel Christmas Pack (RRP $20): This is a no brainer gift if your friend has the habit of looking up #nailporn and #instanail before she kickstarts her day. At $20 for EIGHTEEN nail polishes, I can almost guarantee you that you will get a massive hug & even kisses on your cheeks when this present makes its way out of the wrapper. 

These are gift ideas for your loved ones (read: more than just an acquaintance or drinking buddy) as these presents are pretty personal. You will need a petty good understanding of their skin type, favourite scent and what not...
Stay tune for the next Gift Guide edition: stocking fillers and Kris Kringle present ideas. ;)


LAST BUT NOT LEAST, it ain't Christmas without some giving right?
Thanks to the lovely Lesley from L'occitane, I have a few gift packs to giveaway to 3 lucky readers/ followers of mine.
The Cherry Blossom pack giveaway is now running on my Instagram acccount. Head over to www.Instagram.com/ThroughBeautyEyes and enter now! 


Competition ends Sunday, 15 December 2013 11:59 AEST
Winner has 24 hours to get back to me with their best mailing address or else a new winner will be picked.
Australian Residents only.


Tuesday, November 19, 2013


One of the few things that gets me really excited is discount.

Great discount.

Not your pathetic get $5 rebate for spending $200 (which is a mere 2.5% off btw) or 10% off some low price point items.

Who's with me?

Well, great news to you beauty lovers, my favourite drugstore in town, Priceline (kinda like Walmart in the States but not as cool) will be having 40% off all beauty products today(19 Nov 2013) and tomorrow (20 Nov 2013)!

This Products I Love segment will be a few of my recommendations of products that are “Hot Right Now”, some were provided for trial by the brands and some were purchased but they are all my current FAVs (and a few repurchased item!):

-          Face of Australia Budge Proof Eyeshadows in Violet Rays, Bling Bling & Bronze Sphinx* 
I have raved about these eyeshadows in my recent Products I Love: Spring Edition post a while ago and still loving them. They are part of my daily make up routine – colours depending on my mood and weather of the day. Violet Rays is perfect for smokey eyes, Bling Bling for summer-peachy look and Bronze Sphinx for your fail-proof neutral eyes. Click HERE for swatches.

-          Cover Girl & Olay Simply Ageless Concealer in Light 
This concealer contains Olay regerist serum and specially-blended pigments to combat dark circles. The creamy consistency, hydrating and lasting formula made this a star product! I bought this about a month ago and have already gone through half a tub of it. The hoarding nature in me is considering buying a backup because you know, I have 10 pair of eyes that need concealing daily. #hoarderproblems

-          Cover Girl Clean Glow Blusher in 100 Roses*
I was sent this blusher about 3 weeks ago and it has become my almost every-day blush since. 100 roses is a natural, warm berry colour which goes perfectly well with my darker skin in the hotter days. I like to pair this with my Nude by Nature Natural Bronzer for the sunkissed look.

-          Face of Australia Carnivale in Summer Lovin (Bright Pink), Mango Slurpee (Orange) and Masquerade (Purple with Glitter Chunks)*

TOP: Summer Lovin; BOTTOM: Mango Slurpee

Remember all those mornings when you wake up only to realise that your freshly painted nails are filled with sheet marks? Well, sheet marks is now a trend with the brand new sandy finish formula for both Summer Lovin and Mango Slurpee.
As for Masquerade, it’s the ideal choice of polish when you are looking for something girly and “loud” with ALL THE GLITTERS!

-          Cover Girl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm in 215 (Baby Pink) and 235 (Coral)*
Hotter days = sweaty me = light-weighted products will take preference for day to day wear. I am still very much in love with my bold, pigmented  lipsticks but these Gloss Balms are a better alternative on a scorching, casual day out. Lasting power is amazing and pigmentation is pretty good for a “gloss balm” – not overly sheer as I am not a fan of sheer colour balm. Definitely a summer handbag essential, me thinks. 

-          Nude by Nature Mineral Foundation in Medium
My HG mineral foundation - had repurchased this twice, once HERE and another one made in the last Priceline 40% sales. As I have pretty sensitive skin and it goes cray cray on me from time to time, this is probably the only “foundation” that is able to provide decent coverage and doesn’t sting. My everyday face routine involves this + tinted moisturiser or BB cream depending on the coverage I am looking for.

-          Nude by Nature Natural Bronzer
My to – go Summer bronzer. First discovered this in my goodie bag from Miss Universe Australia 2011 Party and had also repurchased this in the last Priceline 40% sales. This colour is a little too dark for winter but perfect for summer. It works best with a huge blush brush that allows you to blend evenly. Don’t use anything to dense as you will probably end up looking like Snooki. :P

-          Face of Australia Eyebrow Kit*
As you can see, the gel part is almost hitting pan. I use this on most days (except lazy days) and its one of the best eyebrow kits in the market. Love that it doesn’t have a hefty price tag for a product of such high quality. WIN. On to my 40% shopping list you go, Mr Eyebrow Kit.

-          Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil in Hazel
This has been my HG Eyebrow pencil before I discovered the Face of Australia Eyebrow Kit. I still use this on a lazy day when I ceebs drawing my brows with a brush and I always have one of these in my makeup bag – just in case any touch up is required.
40% off – definitely stocking up. #GottaStopBeingAHoader

-          Face of Australia Tinted Moisturiser*
I am a huge fan of tinted moisturiser for day-to-day use and selected BB creams (which doesn’t result in me looking like a geisha). For full coverage, I am definitely loyal to my HG foundation  - Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation (as seen HERE and HERE).  Mild coverage, light weight and matching skin tone makes this my daily pick – to be applied before applying the Nude by Nature Mineral Foundation in medium.

-          Australis Curve Eyeliner (not pictured)
With the curve design making flicking achievable, even for amateurs, this is my second favourite eyeliner after my HG Dolly Wink Liquid Liner (which is irreplaceable at the moment). I bought this when I ran out of my Dolly Wink Liquid Liner and was pretty impressed with it. Easy to control, dark and pigmented ( don’t you just hate those liquid liner which aren’t and appears like a grey line when applied?) and the ultra thin brush means that you could control the thickness of your line when applying. Bingo.
To repurchase or not, considering that I still have a backup of my Dolly Wink Liquid Liner?

  Hope you're taking advantage of this 40% off on Priceline! However, make sure you don't overspend and be a massive hoarder like me
A little tip: MAKE a list before entering the store before unnecessary damage. :P

Have you tried any of these products?
What's on your shopping list?

Disclaimer: Products marked with asterisk(*) were provided for consideration. I am not compensated for this post or any sales made from these products. For more information, please refer to ThroughBeautyEyes' disclosure policies.  


Monday, November 18, 2013

Champagnes X Oysters | Laurent Perrier X The Langham, Sydney

It's not every Tuesday that you get an endless flow of premium French champagne with unlimited fresh oysters at a renowned 5 star hotel. 
(As much as I wish I do :P)

I was lucky enough to attend the launch of "The Season" by Laurent-Perrier at the start of November and needless to say, french bubbly and oyster is a pretty sweet combination on a Tuesday night. 

For those of you who wonders who and where The Langham is - they are located on the border of the historic Rocks district, replacing the Observatory Hotel. In the month of November, The Langham came together with Laurent-Perrier and brings you a celebration of champagne and spring flora - "The Season"

Floral display by Pearsons Florist
Champagne Shower?

Not sure about you but this is definitely MY kinda dinner ;P 
I could definitely get use to drinking Laurent Perrier on a weekly basis. #baller

It certainly has the European circa 1960s feel to it and would definitely love to come back for a high tea sesh. 

Did I mention that I am officially a fresh oyster convert at the launch party all thanks to Maria who made sure I give them a try?
Not sure if the Vintage Laurent Perrier was the main catalyst, but smashing half a dozen of fresh oysters for someone who used to avoid them at all costs is pretty impressive. ;)

OFFICIALLY a fresh oyster convert! 

With Maria from @CrashingRed and @SoNailicious

So, what's the #beauty of The Langham, Sydney:

- Located at the border of The Rocks means you get to avoid the hustle and bustle of CBD, making it a perfect spot for a weekend "getaway" or "StayCation" (as I like to put it).
- The Langham spells elegance, sophistication and luxurious, definitely the place to spoil and pamper someone if you are looking to treat yourself and your loved ones.

@The Entrance of The Langham
Dress: NICHI (Local boutique in Malaysia)
Heels: ASOS

What's on for the remaining month of November:

Tiffin Afternoon Tea featuring bite size gougeres, chocolate fudge cupcakes with rose petal buttercream and hazelnut & Salted caramel Dacquoise. And here come the best part - receive complimentary upgrade to a glass of Laurent - Perrier Vintage when you order a Champagne Tiffin Afternoon Tea. 
Served daily, prices from $64

Champagne and Oysters consisting of a trio of Sydney Rock oysters, served with a champagne vinegar mignonette and a glass of Laurent - Perrier Brut. 
Served daily, for only $25.

Champagne Dinner - 5 course degustation with matching champagne in Galileo Restaurant
Only on 27 November 2013, RRP $150

If you gotta pick a treat out of the three, I would personally go for the Champagne and Oysters special if you are a huge oysters fan. Promise you wouldn't be disappointed for $25 a pop! Probably wouldn't mind the Tiffin Afternoon Tea with the girlfriends either, especially with the complimentary upgrade to a glass of Laurent - Perrier Vintage. Any "complimentary upgrade" is always music to my ears especially when it involves French vintage champagne. Don't cha agree?

Once again, a huge thank you to Liquid Ideas for the invite and Langham Sydney & Laurent Perrier for a great night.

Disclaimer: I was invited to the launch of The Season by Langham X Laurent Perrier as a guest. I am not compensated for this post nor commissioned for any new patrons that decide to walk into Langham after reading this post.


Sunday, November 17, 2013

What now? ThroughBeautyEyes.Com 3.0

Why, hello there.

If any of you have been following my posts over the past couple of months, I kept mentioning these words along the line - revamp, refocus, rethink the direction of "Through Beauty Eyes" but nothing has been done to date.

"Inspiration without execution is simply hallucination" 

What started of as a hobby and love for beauty products has somehow developed into a brand, whilst not quite intentionally. Don't get me wrong, I am no where near as many twitter followers as the newest Big Brother housemates nor am I gaining VIP passes to international fashion shows to share the front row view with my 888k Instagram followers. But hey, I do have a few people that listen to shit I post on the World Wide Web and double tap the #foodporn or #fitspo I post on Instagram. 

After reading the entire Personal Branding for A Better Life series on Entrepreneur.Com (GREAT website BTW), it got me rethinking about the rebranding plan I had for ThroughBeautyEyes.Com. 

I think the main reason the rebranding didn't end up happening (or kept being pushed behind) is I got lost somewhere along the way of what "brand" do I want to portray to the public eyes. I try to recreate a brand that "fits" into a certain structure because apparently that's how you make money. Also, I subconsciously make "beauty products" the core of my brand and try to fit everything else around it as that was how this blog started. However, as I grow older (and I'd like to think slightly wiser), my undivided attention for beauty products has beens slightly deviated over the past few years. No, my love for bright, bold lipsticks still remains but my attention is now cheating with a whole lot of other things too. What a wh0rebag my attention can be. ;P 

As a result, I stopped writing/ ranting regularly because it became quite a chore to keep up with a regular posting schedule focusing on a single topic. Writing was never my forte (I am more of a number nerd) and I can probably never master the art of writing. Hence, 99% of my posts were written like how I would speak in real life. (I think if I would ever need to podcast my posts, I could just read the entire post out without needing a script. #justsayin :P)

ANYHOOS, I digress

Point is - rather than trying to craft a "blog business model" and focusing on ONE topic, I am going to just 

No, I have not all zen-ed out and decide to turn this into a coaching blog. A glass of green power smoothie and a few cacao balls ain't gonna make my life beautiful. I am still superficial and like pretty things. Don't worry, there will still be a lot of features on beauty products especially good & cheap buys (who doesn't like a cheap and quality purchase. It almost feels like winning the lottery. Kinda.) and lotsa lipsticks (Well, because my name is Adeline and I have lipsticks addiction). 

Clockwise from top:
Laurent Perrier @ Langham Sydney | Black Coffee Lyrics @ Surfers Paradise | Espresso Martini @ Cafe Lounge

On top of the ones mentioned above, "beauty" in "ThroughBeautyEyes" now encompasses a whole lot of other stuff - anything that makes life beautiful (how cliche of me. HA). In another words, it can be my favourite pub/ bars with awesome happy hour cheap drinks (trust that to be first on the list), "elevator selfie" #ootd (because I do not have a photographer boyfriend to take model shots of me), cosy little cafes around Sydney, social media related (because social media involves more than double tapping and swipping right :P) and even as far as anything data-related (my new discovery which I find somewhat fascinating). 

And no, I did not miss out on health and fitness. Fitness is such a huge part of my life that I dedicate an entire website to talk about it. Have I mentioned I talk alot? IF health & fitness is something thats up your alley, head over to www.EatThisBurnThat.com and www.Facebook.com/EatThisBurnThat for further updates which are mostly #fitspo #gymtime & #healthyfoodporn related.  

This is going to be slow transformation as I will be testing different waters and expanding my "horizons". And this time, instead on focusing on coming up with an entire new layout/ logo and "brand name", I will start with the content first and slowly mold it and shape it to the desired brand I want. I am not going to lie - I can't promise that this will be updated 5 times a week but I will try my very best. For more frequent (and less wordy) updates, be sure to follow me on:


Friday, October 18, 2013


It has been a good 3 months since my last #ProductsILove post and now that winter is over, weather has turned warmer, me thinks its time for an updated edition since we use different products based on different season, no?

HERE are a few of my favourite products that I have tried and tested recently:

Face of Australia Budge Proof Eyeshadows 

TOP L-R: Emerald Tears, Poison Ivy, Bling Bling
BOTTOM L-R: Violet Rays, Bronze Sphinkx

L - R: Emerald Tears, Poison Ivy, Bling Bling, Violet Rays & Bronze Sphinx

FAVOURITES of the loot are: Violet Rays & Bronze Sphinx.

Violet Rays made smokey eyes a whole lot more wearable - I have been wearing this smokey eyes till the past 2 weeks or so ever since I have mastered my "perfect" day smokey eyes. Simply apply Violet Rays all over your lids and apply a matte brown/ coffee eyeshadow to the outer corner of your lids and halfway through your crease to blend the harsh lines out. VOILA - smokey eyes in less than 5 minutes.

Bronze Sphinx is my new to-go-to colour as the weather gets warmer. I don't know about you but I try to keep my make up to the bare minimum (as possible) during the warmer months. On the good days, I go completely sans eyeshadow. However, when I feel the need to have some colours on my eyelids, this is the baby to go to. I either wear it on its own, or add some dark brown eyeshadow to the outer corner of my lids & halfway through my crease for a more defined look. Another winner in my books.

Neutrogena Beach Defence Water & Barrier Lotion and Spray SPF 50

This new sunscreen range from Neutrogena is god sent for summer - especially with the scorching one we're expecting! Whilst I'm a HUGE fan of tanning, I am a massive sun screen freaks too. Can't really turn a blind eye when you have Skin Cancer ads poppin up left, right, centre! (Good work, NSW gov on your skin cancer campaign!)

Neutrogena Beach Defence Water & Barrier Lotion - This is definitely my beach essential this summer - 4 hour after resistant, rich but non sticky & smells good. Need I say more? 

Neutrogena Beach Defence Water & Barrier Spray - Personally, I think slathering sunscreen on a daily basis takes too much effort especially in the morning. PLUS, it feels wrong putting on work clothes after applying sunscreen. No? This sunscreen spray is made for lazy bums like me and it's SO convenient. I spray on before I leave for work and even have a can on my desk at work for some "touch up" if I decide to get some Vitamin D at Hyde Park during my lunch break. Convenience at its best and I can tan without guilt! 

Just in case you haven't already picked it up, I am quite lazy and anything that saves me time gets extra brownie points :P

Face of Australia BB Cream in Medium to Dark

Spring & summertime calls for au naturale make up. The last thing you want is having your cakeface melting under the 30 degrees weather. Whilst I still use heavier coverage foundation for night outs and events, I try to keep it simple during my day-to-day routine and this BB cream has been a recent favourite for me.

Like most BB creams do, it provides pretty sheer coverage. However, you are able to build it up slightly by applying a second layer. (This is kinda defeating the purpose of avoiding cakeface, right?) At less than $15 a pop, this will be one of my summer go-tos. The only drawback about this BB cream is it does not have any SPFs so PLEASE remember to apply sunscreen prior to applying this!

Marc Jacob Honey Perfume

As someone who loves florals and fruity scent, this is another winner from the Marc Jacobs fragrance collection. It's less floral-y than Daisy & not as sweet as Dots - perfect summer day scent. 

MUK Curl Stick

For those of you who don't know, my hair has been chemically strengtened (Japanese straightening) for the past 12 years (holy shit, it's almost a decade!). Ain't no normal curler is gonna make my curls stay! So, when I got the chance to try this out, I jumped right straight into it! Coming in 3 different sized wands and 3 adjustable temperature (perfect for those with finer hair and don't want to kill your hair under high temperature), seems like a great deal to me. I have only used the large barrel so far as I have fairly thick hair but it creates long-lasting curls for me that holds throughout the day! SOLD.

Whilst I have YET to perfect soft curls I love, I think I am getting there. :P Next up, to get the summer "effortless" beach waves. Hello Sea Salt Spray, you are gonna be my best friend! 

These are my current FAVs which I have been reaching out to heaps! 
I will dedicate a post to my fav spring/ summer lip products, because, lippies totes need a post on their own. 

Have you tried any of the products above?
If not, what are your current favourites?

Disclaimer: All products above were provided to me for consideration purposes. I was not compensated for this post. All opinions stated are 100% honest. For more information, please refer to Through Beauty Eyes 
disclosure policies.  


Thursday, October 3, 2013

FREE 30mL Jurlique Serum Via #JurliqueSerumExchange

Who doesn't appreciate a marketing campaign that gives back to the customers? Rather than splurging a gazilion bucks shooting a commercial and funding10 new Hermes bags to collection?

Especially when you get something for FREE.

And, it's not sample size.

I bet I got your attention now, didn't I?

Always wanted to try Jurlique's famous Serum?

Well, this is YOUR chance! 

Jurlique will be having a #NationalRevolution pop-up-store at Westfield Sydney (opposite Pitt St entrance). And the lucky first 60 visitors every hour will received a numbered voucher to exchange their serum (full or empty) for the FREE Jurlique Serum (30mL) at the Jurlique Westfield concept store on the same day! 


WHERE: Jurlique Westfield Sydney (Collect your numbered voucher at their #NationalRevolution Pop-Up)
WHEN: First 60 visitors in every hour during the following time:
Thursday 3rd October: midday to 9pm
Friday 4th October: midday to 6pm
Saturday 5th October: midday to 6pm
Sunday 6th October: midday to 6pm

Simply bring in a (full or empty) serum bottle* to exchange for one of the following 30mL serum:
- New Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum 
(I am currently using this and LOVING it!)
- Purely Age Defying Facial Serum
- Purely White Skin Brightening Essence

* One free Jurlique 30mL Jurlique serum per customer up to a maximum of 60 free serums per hour from a selection, subject to a surrender of a 30mL or larger competitor serum with a recommended retail price of at least $60. 



Disclaimer: I am not paid for this post or any exchange of serums. I am just being awesome and being a messenger to spread the love of this amazing news. :P

You're welcome.


Wednesday, September 11, 2013


"What are your plans this weekend?"

"Gold Coast babyyy!"

"Lucky you - gonna have a massive one aye"

"Nar, I am heading there for a conference so I gotta behave on Friday"

Uttering the word "conference" just made me feel intelligent and important already. HA. 

I have been to a few blogging/sponsored/free conferences over the past couple of years (ABBW in 2011, Beauty Blogger Utopia in 2012, The Entourage Young Entrepreneurs Unconvention this year) but this would be my first paid conference I am attending (out of my own pocket unfortunately) in the past 24 years in my life. Can't blame for being so excited yet nervous at the same time, can you?

And since creating list is like totes, the thing right now, I am gonna have a ProBlogger2013 checklist for the *cough* important *cough* stuff.
(What I pack in my travel/ make up bag deserves a post on its own :P) 

Notebook; PowerBank; Business Cards; Pens

1. Me, myself and I. By I, I meant my iPhone and iPad Mini.  What's a social media/ blogging conference without the new media devices? Still debating if I am going to lug my MacBook Pro with me as I reckon my mini would do but I like being equipped. 

2. Chargers.  The devices mentioned above serve no purpose without your trusty charger. I will be bringing both my wall charger and portable charger aka power bank (seriously, BEST. INVENTION. EVER. if you're a social media junkie like myself). I swear my hand drains my phone battery simply by holding it. 

3. A pretty Notebook.  As much as I am married to my iPhone and iPad, I still enjoy writing on a good ol' notebook especially when it comes to making goals and lists. With colourful pens, may I add. 

BTW, my @EatThisBurnThat business card is designed using Canva. If you're a graphic design noob like myself and need some quick designing fix, get an invitation now to try out the new Canva (as they are still in beta phase!)

4. Business cards.  The last thing you want is having to write down your contact details and all your social media platform for every blog crush/ potential collaborator you meet. It takes time and not cool. I had my ThroughBeautyEye cards all ready to go and having my EatThisBurnThat ones printed tomorrow!  (Thumbs up for being so last minute. :P)

5. A checklist & schedule. To ensure that you're making the most out of PB, make a checklist of goals (ie, what are you expecting/ the outcomes from this conference), people you want to meet (hello, twitter pal!) and most importantly the sessions you want to attend. As there will be multiple sessions happening concurrently, its important to pick the ones that are most aligned to your blog goals/ direction. 

6. Plan your outfits.  If you're not from Brisbane like myself, nothing is worst than an outfit crisis. So, make sure you have your outfits planned (and always bring an extra "emergency"outfit or two. just in case...) especially for the Friday networking night. Apparently, Hilton Surfer Paradise and bubbly are involved. :P

7. Mint.  Pleasant breath in a networking event is mandatory. Nuff said. Do you want to be known as "that chick/ guy with the garlic breath"? I guess not.

REEF After Sun & Tan Extender, Coconut Sun Screen & www.clearlycontacts.com.au sunnies. 

BONUS: Sunnies, sun screen and after sun care because what is a trip to Surfer Paradise without these necessities?

These are the important stuff - I will have a sequel post on my travel/ carry on bag! Yes, no prizes for those who guessed that I will be lugging all these products with me to make sure my make up is oh-so-long-lasting.

ONE more sleep to Gold Coast and TWO MORE SLEEPS to Pro Blogger, I am pretty stoked. Can't wait to meet a few of my social media-pals, catching up with bloggers, and most importantly learn, learn and learn more about blogging!

If you're gonna be there this weekend, don't forget to say hi!
I promise, I don't smell. :P


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Want longer lasting...............................Make up?

(Dear Sydneysiders, remember the billboard? And no, we ain't talking about sex here today. :P) 

I have my fair share of events to attend in my duo life as a beauty blogger. It's great if its in the morning because I will have a fresh face of make up (although getting out of bed would have been a mission). However, most of them are usually held after work.Not that I'm complaining because its pretty sweet to wind down a busy day after work with a glass (or a few) whilst playing with new beauty products. See, I'm quite a lazy person - touching up an entire face of make up after a long day is quite a chore and I try to avoid it as much as I could. 

THANK GOD after playing and trialling a million and one different products, I have came up with my long-lasting day make up and doesn't take more than 5 minutes to touch up (or 10 if I decide to slap some falsies on!) which involves cleaning up my undereye with a concealer and further intensify my eyeliner (and maybe reapply the blushes depending on the blush I'm using that day). And of course, finishing up with my trusty setting powder and apply the power lipstick of the day. 

Without further ado, let's get to these products! 

The main and "core" products that keep my face from melting away - also what I called the 
"skeleton" products: 

Face Primer: Dermalogica Age Smart Skin Perfect Primer SPF 30*
I have never really been a huge fan of face primer as I tend to have really dry skin and most of the time, I am ok with almost flawless foundation routine with my freckles still feasible. HOWEVER, my life changed when I discovered this baby! It's velvety texture glides on my face like silk to form the perfect canvas base for my foundation application. This primer is pretty pigmented with a neutral, colour correcting tint that evens out my skin tone. So, my dears, a little does go a long way here. 

Foundation: Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation (#11)
Always go back to this baby if I want that flawless, porceleine finish. #11 is my perfect match for foundation and doesn't leave me looking like Snow "White".  This foundation provides full coverage with a natural matte finish (yes this is possible!) and it lasts forever!! By forever, I meant all day, all night. 

However, I might take a step back on this foundation as the temperature rises as I find it a little too heavy in the warmer months. And, it's all about the freckles in summer, right?

Concealer: Borjois Healthy Mix Concealer in Apricot
If you have been reading Through Beauty Eyes, you would have known I am a HUGE fan of Benefit Fake Up concealer (especially after a night of shenanigans! I gave you some tips on how to hide your "I am so effing hungover" face HERE.). As the coverage of the Skin Base Foundation is pretty solid, I rarely find myself requiring heaving concealing. A tiny pea size of this concealer is enough to cover any remaining dark circles I have and around my nose and it blends with my Skin Base foundation pretty awesomely, just like a dream. 

Setting Powder: MAC Mineralized Skin Finish (Medium)
BEST setting powder ever and I am onto my second one already. I set it after applying my foundation and concealer and set it again after my blush and contouring routine. No, I do not look like a cakeface and this is why I love MSF! 

This is my "perfect" face routine at the moment as most of the time, I find myself needing to touch up my face make up by the end of the day before any night events. Not with this golden combination however. The most I would do is just to mattify my face a little with MAC Mineralized Skin Finish (if I am not too lazy, that is :P)

Eye Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion
I don't think I need further explanation on this, do I?

Eyebrow: Face of Australia Eyebrow Kit*
Cheap cheap, create that ideal brows that last all day - what more can you ask for from an eyebrow kit? And to support your local brand! 

Eyeliner: Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner
This has been my HG eyeliner over the past 1.5 years and I am probably on my 6th or 7th one now. Perfect felt tip that makes it easy to create that gorgeous cat winged eye and most importantly, it doesn't crease! Did I mention it has now been repackaged and the tube is pink? (Not that it's an important factor, but pink is always brownies point :P)

It is available on Sasa.Com but I usually stock mine up when I am over in Asia.

Eyeliner: Milani Liquif'eye Metallic Eyeliner in Black
Another HG Eyeliner pencil which I have been using for years and repurchased countless times. Did a detailed review and swatches almost THREE years ago HERE - yeap have been a loyal fan since then. If you are looking for an affordable, pigmented and crease prove pencil eyeliner, you might have just found the one

Mascara: Dolly Wink Volume Mascara (Purple Tube)
HG Mascara, nuff said. Just like the Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner, I have been going through tubes after tubes over the past 2 years. This works amazingly well on my Asian lashes and give me half decent curls that holds and volume. In fact, this puts me off falsies for the past 2 years as I am pretty damn satisfied with applying it on its own, until I discovered Katy Perry's KAPOW falsies of course. 

As for my eyes, I go with either the neutral taupe/gold smokey eyes (when I am wearing bright, bold lippies) or purple-grey smokey eyes (for days when I prefer the subtle lip colours over loud ones)

Neutral taupe/ gold smokey eyes

Creme Eyeshadow: Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad To The Bronze & Bold Gold
I LOVE these little pot of awesomeness - works well on its own for a quick over the lid colour or perfect as a base to hold your eyeshadow even better. This + UDPP = killer combination to ensure your eyeshadow stays! 

Eyeshadow: INGLOT Freedom Palette (AMC Shine #34, Matte 378 & Pearl 422
After rediscovering my INGLOT palette which I conveniently ignored not long after purchasing them two years ago, I was reminded how great these eyeshadows are! Super pigmented and vibrant, minimum fall outs and doesn't crease! No touch up needed at all when I use them! 

Purple-grey smokey eyes

Creme Eyeshadow: Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Illusoire 
This is my favourite purple-grey-ish (forgive me for the lack of better word) colour and like the Maybelline Color Tattoo, it works perfectly well as a base or on its own. Except, this costs you a few extra plates of dumprings money. :P 

Eyeshadow: Smashbox Girls On Film Softbox Eyeshadow Palette* 
(reviewed and swatched HERE)
I am usually good to go with Minx + Sienna but on days that I felt like a heavier look, I would add a matte black/ burgundy shadow to further intensify the smokey look. Easy peasy. 

Katy Perry X One Direction Fragrance
Lashes: Katy Perry KAPOW lashes* (Massive rave about it HERE
As seen in my recent post, I am a HUGE fan of this natural - looking lashes with a hint of purple tone and have been rocking them at every launches I went and Friday night drinks. ABSOLUTE DARLING! 

A fresh look at 8amin the morning! 

This is how it looks at 11pm - as you can see apart from a slight smudging at my lower eyes, the rest of my make up is still pretty intact! All I did was touch up my blush, apply falsies, mattify my face with MAC MSF and apply a bright lip colour! 

And the eye make up is almost as fresh as 7am in the morning! 

You can check out my FAV lip products for a night out/ events HERE

I hope you enjoyed this post on my long- lasting make up "secrets".

What are you favourite long lasting products?
OR any secret tips?
Do share in the comment below! 

 *PR Samples