SK-II Mid-Day Miracle Essence

Before I start this post, I will be honest and say this upfront. If you don’t like the scent of SKII Facial Treatment Essence (FTE), you will more likely than not will not tolerate the SKII Mid-Day Miracle Essence.

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Essentially adding to their skincare routine staple, the SK-II Mid-Day Miracle Essence is:

  • Designed for use throughout the day
  • Can be used on bare skin, over makeup, under makeup, anytime and as frequent as you wish
  • Contains a high level of Pitera™ to keep skin hydrated and radiant looking like how it looked when you leave the door in the morning
  • Absorbs quickly onto skin as the spray is really lightweight and I didn’t even need to pat my skin for it to absorb and it doesn’t smudge or fade my makeup even with multiple spray throughout the day
  • Think of having your Pitera fix in spray form, how awesome is it?

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SK-II Mid-Day Miracle Essence is great for:

  • Those with sensitive, dry, dehydration, dullness skin concern
  • Those who love Facial Treatment Essence and it’s skin strengthening effect
  • Love the fresh, glowy skin finish, this helps to keep skin well hydrated up to 4 hrs for each use
  • Especially if you are travelling a lot to help skin maintain in a healthy hydration level
  • Keeping it in the makeup bag as its packaging size (plastic) is doable to carry around and isn’t too heavy
  • Setting your make up

RRP AUD$75 (50ml)
Available in SK-II counters now

 

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Listening to: Charlie Puth – Marvin Gaye

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Obsessed with Marvin Gaye at the mo’.

Let’s Marvin Gaye and get it on
You got the healing that I want
Just like they say it in the song
Until the dawn, let’s Marvin Gaye and get it on
You got to give it up to me
I’m screaming mercy, mercy please
Just like they say it in the song
Until the dawn, let’s Marvin Gaye and get it on

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Lancome Miracle Cusion in #01

Cushion foundation isn’t something new to the beauty industry as it’s been out for couple of years now. Originated from South Korea, similar to the BB cream phenomenon; cushion foundation as I’ve predicted in this Herald Sun article has taken the beauty world by a storm.

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Now here in Australia, we too can get our paws on cushion foundation and it is from French power beauty house – Lancome. Lancome released the Miracle Cushion available in six shades is interestingly enough made in Korea due to patent issue. (Did you know cushion foundation is patented in Korea and only Korea can develop the packaging, however the foundation formula is still made in France for Miracle Cushion.)

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Offering sheer to medium coverage, this liquid cushion compact promises fresh dewy hydration with all the bells and whistles of SPF 23/PA++, oil free, non comedogene, hydrating and more importantly feels weightless and airy.

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In my experience, I find this foundation:

• Great for evening out my skin tone, redness and some minor pigmentation, for deeper scar a concealer under the Miracle Cushion is recommended
• Doesn’t oxidise on my skin like quite a few Lancome foundation does
• Love the cooling sensation and refreshed feeling when applying this foundation as it cool down skin temperature slightly
• Easy to touch up, for me just blot with blotting paper and pat away
• Easy to control the amount of foundation to apply (press lightly or heavier for more coverage)
• The sponge is anti-microbial. I still wash the sponge on a weekly basis to keep it refreshed and hygienic.
• Packaging wise it feels a little plasticky (as comparison with Sulwhasoo Evenfair Perfecting Cushion Foundation) and isn’t as luxurious as I’d imagine something from Lancome brand would be.

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After thoughts:
• Give it a go if you prefer lightweight foundation
• Do ensure to close the inner compact lid tightly to prevent the foundation from drying out
• Most Korean branded cushion foundation comes with one free refill with each compact you purchase. I am surprised Lancome’s doesn’t come with refill, hence making it pricier than your usual cushion foundation cost
• It’s refillable like all cushion foundations are, they tend to finish fairly quickly IMO due to the nature of liquid-soaked-sponge concept. With daily application + touch ups you’ll be looking at 2-3 months for a refill depends on how much coverage you use. This doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing though, after 2-3 months you’d want to refresh your compact foundation anyway.

Tip: To get more product out of your cushion is to take it out of the compact, reverse it and put it back to get the last bit of foundation from it.

RRP AUD$60
Available in Lancome counters now

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Sulwhasoo Evenfair Perfecting Cushion

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I have been banging on about my love for cushion foundation namely my HG Sulwhasoo Evenfair Perfecting Cushion since early March and just realised that I’ve not dedicated a blog post about it.

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I picked this up when I was in an airport duty free shopping months ago and thought I should give it a go. This also happened to be my first ever cushion foundation and when I got to trial it I fell absolutely in love with it.

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So what is a cushion foundation you ask?

The best way to describe what a cushion foundation is – A liquid foundation filled cushiony sponge housed in a compact where you use a thin puff to dab and pat all over skin.

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What makes cushion foundation unique is:

  • Its concept on its own, it’s unique and different from what we are normally used to
  • Leaves skin a super airy and lightweight feel, COMPLETELY different from BB creams which also originates from Korea (made popular)
  • Usually provides skin a cooling effect upon application
  • Patting technique for application is mandatory
  • Not to mention winning multiple beauty awards in Korea

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Wearing the Sulwhasoo Evenfair Perfecting Cushion during my trip , I am using #23 in Medium Beige. 

What I love about Sulwhasoo Evenfair Perfecting Cushion:

  • Colour matched my skin to a T
  • Great, buildable coverage especially around dark eye circles, redness and hiding nose pores!
  • Easy for touch ups (without appearing cakey)
  • Comes with 1 x refill
  • Each refill last about 3-4 months for me, good value for money
  • Comes with skin loving ingredient to target skin elasticity, anti-wrinkle, add hydration, skin lifting, sunscreen protection (SPF50+/PA+++)
  • Puff is soft and aerated, so doesn’t soak up too much products
  • Delivers a nice, healthy skin glow for those with oily skin feel free to apply primer prior to application
  • No caking/flaking that I usually get from liquid foundations
  • Very long lasting for me, I used this throughout my entire trip that was rainy, sweaty and I experienced minimal smudging with no touch up throughout the day

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Flowers…. just because

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I have a theory, when it comes to flowers, no one would say no in receiving them. I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t love receiving flowers apart from those who are allergic to it.

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When I was much younger, I used to think that flowers were waste of money. And I know now that the joy, the pure happiness and in some cases – the surprise, is 110% worth the coins.

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Flowers symbolises so much more than words and I love it even more when they are given on an ordinary day, makes it all the more special and treasured. Simply because receiving flowers evokes the feeling of being loved, thought of and cared for.

Then of course, flowers are great for every occasion like birthdays, Valentine’s day, anniversary, condolences, congratulatory moments, farewells AND occasions like “I’m sorry I was being an ass before”, “I am thinking of you and just because”, “You deserve it”…

Flowers are also not limited to just being sent by guys to girls but also to girlfriends, BFFs, amongst co-workers and when the other person needs a little TLC.

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These days we have Facebook, calendars and whatnot to remind us of people’s birthdays and anniversaries on a daily basis and thanks to online florists like Fresh Flowers, one can get same day flower delivery in Melbourne and even weekend delivery so there are no excuses to not make someone feel that little bit more special.

For all your floral + gifting delivery needs, head over to: Fresh Flowers

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Review: My Journey with Invisalign Finale

Hello all, I have finally completed my Invisalign treatment and I can’t wait to share with everyone my results. If you haven’t read my previous posts, here are the links to why I chose Invisalign, my progress and updates.

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In the past, I would always smile with my mouth closed in front of a camera but these days; it’s a different story.

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You see, I’ve always hated to smile with my mouth open because I was so self-conscious about my crooked teeth and we all know smiling with your mouth closed can just enhance the roundness of the overall face shape. Not a flattering shape for anyone! Long story short, as you can tell, I hated getting my pictures taken. Clearly, it is no longer the case post-Invisalign. In less than a year, my teeth are straightened and thanks to my diligence in brushing/flossing my teeth after every meal my teeth are whiter and healthier than they were before.

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I managed to achieve all that without sacrificing my looks (very important to me!) and still managed to eat, drink, travel with zero hassle to my lifestyle, all thanks to Invisalign.

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Now that my treatment has completed, I have been given a set of retainers called Vivera (they are slightly thicker versions of my day time aligners) to wear at night when I go to bed so that my teeth will behave and stay in place. I wear them every night diligently as I do want to retain my great results for as long as possible. They are easy to pop in and out without the need of any attachments.

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Overall, I really enjoyed my experience with Invisalign. Looking back it all went past all so quickly, it made me realised why haven’t I done it sooner and waited this long? The end results is exactly what I’ve expected from the initial scan so there are no surprises there but I am really impressed with the weekly progress that I’ve achieved the short course of 6-7 months to the final results.

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Tadaa, here’s the before and after. Not only are my teeth now straightened but my bite is corrected as well

 

For more information: www.invisalign.com.au or visit Invisalign Facebook

*AcceleDent is a FDA-cleared, Class II medical device designed for faster orthodontic treatment. Through the use of gentle micropulses, called SoftPulse Technology®, bone remodelling is accelerated, allowing teeth to move up to 50% faster.

Disclaimer: I was kindly gifted this Invisalign® treatment for review but this did not, in any way, influence my opinion on the product, results or experience. AcceleDent was purchased from my own funds.

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Listening to: 藍又時 -秘密

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I’ve not heard of Shadya until this song Secret. I like her voice and the lyrics.

Enjoy!

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See by Chloe Si Belle

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When See by Chloe launched their EDP perfume back in 2013 , I feel in love with the sweet floral scent. This year, a new limited edition is added to the family of See by Chloe and it’s named Si Belle.

For those of you who know I have a dog name Belle (Follow her on Instagram @sillybelle #sillybelle); you’d know of course this perfume would pique my interest.

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Si Belle is still holds true to a burst of fresh floral scent with a modern and bold twist. For those of you who love neroli and birch leaf notes, you’ll find this comforting with a warm gardenia body and orange blossom + white musk base.

Comes in 3 sizes – 30ml, 50ml & 75ml; this perfume is perfect as a gift or a treat to yourself as it’s pink bottle oozes modern femineity.

RRP AUD$140
Available in counters now

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