Wednesday, July 31, 2013


One of the "privileges" (that many consider) as a beauty blogger is the vast range of products samples that were gifted to us for trial purposes. Or misfortune, when a certain products do not work towards your favour. I am pretty lucky in that aspect - have not had a crazy breakout or reaction throughout my years as a guinea pig!

Today, I will be sharing a few of my favourites in which I had personally tried and tested. Just so you know, there is a lonely corner in my bedroom which accommodates unused press samples (some of which are still in the goodie bag). In another words, I am selective and do pick products that best suit my skin/ preference and also for the blog. The fact that they are gifted has absolutely zero influence on my opinion. 

Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist Deluxe Edition 

This is a more intense, deluxe edition of Jurlique's best selling risewater balancing mist - with all proceeds going directly to Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience to support Indigenous Youth. This Limited Edition Rosewater Balancing Mist has a stronger rose scent which is not surprising at all as it contains 10,000 rose petals. Nothing better than a few spritz of this baby in the morning before applying anything on my face for a little wake-me-up. Deluxe also means it comes in a 200mL bottle.
Bigger  IS better. #TWSS

EYLURE Katy Perry "KA-POW" Color Pop Lashes 
(available in September)

Prior to the discover of these incredible falsies, I have almost retired from the falsies scene. Rocking Friday night after work drinks with some killer lashes just seem a little overkill. However, I have been spending an extra 5-10 minutes (at the expense of my drinking time - which BTW, is very important on a Friday arvo) after work to apply these lashes every since I got them from their launch party. 

It feels so comfy (non of those thick band bullshit), natural looking yet enhance my asian almond eyes and did I mention there's a hint of purple too? I don't know about you, unless I am walking down the runway or attending some kinda costume party, anything purple on my lashes is a big no no! But the subtlety of this purple, is just perfect!

On a side note, a huge thank you to the Eylure team for sending me a replacement KA-POW when they found out I have misplaced mine during one of my many Friday shenanigans. Please tell me I am not the only one who rip their falsies off after one too many Moet Sav Blanc. I am not that much of a baller as yet. 

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in Stellar, Apocaliptic, Nova

 L - R: Stellar, Apocaliptic, Nova 

If you are a frequent stalker follower of my twitter, Instagram, or Facebook (if not, WHY HAVEN'T YOU :P), you could probably already tell that I am a fan of bright, bold, lips. This is exactly why I have been reaching out for these few babies lately (and left the remaining nude colours feeling #foreveralone). Lasting power and pigmentation is beyond amazing! I am still very much a lipstick person though as I don't like the "glossy" feel on my lips. 

 L - R: Stellar, Apocaliptic, Nova (Without Flash)

Key tip: don't forget to blot your lips upon application! You don't want to look like you have just finished an intense make out session with the sexy lawyer working on the same floor as you. :P 

PURE TAN Pure Moisture Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil Coconut Body Creme
(Available in September)

See, I have this love hate relationship with anything coconut flavoured. I love coconut but most often than not, the scent of coconut flavoured products are just way too overwhelming that it makes me sick. This Body Creme however, has just the right degree of coconut scent. BINGO. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil? Moisturizing factor - TICK. The fact that it's organic? Don't really care. 

I polished my sample tub within a month and the actual product is not going to be released till September! WAHHHH. *sad face*
Thank GOD I have more than one favourite products, most of the time. (Hence, I barely declare HG status!)

AVEENO Skin Relief Moisturising Lotion

This is my to-go-to product when my skin goes completely havoc. I tend to avoid scented products when my skin gets extremely dehydrated and is borderline scaling to avoid. This moisturiser works wonders! On my better days, I mix this up with my other scented body butter to "omph" up the moisture & smell good! #winning Now that my coconut creme has hit tub, this has became my go to body moisturiser!  

Shu Uemura Powder Blush in Soft Pink & Highlighter in Radiant Pearl

After a somewhat long love affair with my Illamasqua blush in Ambition, I believe its time to give other blushes a chance. The Shu Uemura Powder Blush in Soft Pink caught my attention amidst all other product in my lonely stash. I can't believe I didn't use them any sooner! (I believe they were sent to me at the beginning of this year!). This baby pink is the perfect cool tone for winter and it goes extremely well with my smokey eyes! As for the highlighter, it really accentuates my non-existent cheek bones and give my face and instant lift! 

Do keep in mind though, there are tiny shimmer bits. If you are not a fan of glittery highlighter, you might want to give this a pass! 

David Babaii Blow Out Rapid Blow Dry Spray 

God sent for a frequent hair washer like myself, who happens to have very thick hair and loves showering late at night. A heat protectant and speed up blow drying time? YES PLEASE. 

Warning: You might appear weird to public for sniffing your hair every 5 minutes. 

YEAP LADIES, it's coconut scented too! 

CHAPSTICK Night Repair Lip Treatment

Every girl needs a chapstick, especially in winter. Nuff said. I am digging the night repair one at the moment, slap it on before bed and wake up with a smooth & moisturised lips the next morning! 

That pretty much sums up the recent products that I have been trying and loving! 

I wonder if there's actual correlation between winter and the number of moisturizing products posts. As you can tell, I haven't been that "adventurous when it comes to make up products besides lipsticks. It's all about getting moist, darling! #ThatsWhatSheSaid

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

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 
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