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: