Thursday, 31 May 2012

Dr. Jart+ BB Creams coming to the UK soon!

Dr. Jart - one of the original Korean BB Creams will be arriving in the UK very soon and I'm super excited as 'western brand' BB creams have been so disappointing.  These are the ones that will be arriving in Boots stores soon:

Dr. Jart Water Fuse BB Cream Green Label provides rich moisture to keep the skin supple while providing a clean, natural finish. It has a groundbreaking water holding system that maintains healthy moisture level to give a dewy, flawless look without glossiness. It also controls sebum production and protects the skin from harmful environmental factors.

Dr. Jart Rejuvenating BB Cream Silver Label perfectly conceals blemishes with a matte finish. It contains albutin that gives skin a brighter tone, and has a sebum controlling function that addresses excessive oil production. It also has effective and safe botanical extracts that soothes the skin, nourishing it inside and out.

Dr Jart Platinum Age X BB Cream provides natural covers, anti-aging, whitening & tension SPF 36 / PA++.  This unique triple action formula containing innovative active ingredients aims at naturally covering skin blemishes, protecting skin from UV ray and activating skin rejuvenation.
Dr. Jart’s exclusive anti-oxidation ingredient, berry cocktail, prevents and cures aging at the same time. Natural blemish coverage creates clean skin tone and keeps the skin soft for a long time without glossiness.

Dr. Jart Premium BB Cream Gold Label contains antioxidants to enhance skin elasticity and improve skin texture. It has a powerful SPF45 UV protection level that isolates both UVA and UVB rays for better protection. Its high level of coverage conceals all blemishes while leaving a natural look and keeping the skin moist for a long time.

Boots is retailing them at 21 - 24 GBP for 50ml. 

This is Boots description of these products:

Dr Jart+ BB Creams are a highly sought-after range of Beauty Balms, tailored for different ages and needs.

Available at and selected Boots stores are:

Dr Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF40 - Provides high SPF40 protection with anti-oxidents. A slightly glossy, low coverage cream which helps fight ageing. Particularly suitable for those over 30.

Dr Jart+ Platinum Beauty Balm SPF30 - Provides high coverage in a light application. The moisturising lotion is particularly suitable for those in their 30s.

Dr Jart+ Regenerating Beauty Balm SPF30 - Provides strong coverage for redness and spots which won't rub off as easily as traditional cosmetics. Skin will look brighter, whilst still suitable for problem and sensitive skin. Particularly suitable for those between 20 and 35.

Dr Jart+ Water Fuse Beauty Balm SPF25 - ideal for those aged 20-35s with a soft application which gives natural, fresh looking skin and controls sebum production.

A while back, "Hope in a Blog" introduced us to Dr. Jarts revamped version of their BB Creams (, however, I have a feeling that the UK are not stocking this latest line!

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

NEW! - Garnier BB Miracle Skin Perfector Oil Free For Oily Combination Skin!

I was in Boots today and saw this, so thought I'd spread the word.  Personally, I'm not a big fan of the Garnier BB cream (finding it more a tinted moisturiser than anything near a BB Cream), however, I know many like this BB Cream so thought I'd let you know that they have brought out a new BB Cream for people with oily to combination skin - which I guess is better for the summer season. 

Here is what Garnier says about their new BB Cream:

Our Oil Free BB cream blurs pores and imperfections, evens skin tones and boosts your natural glow. Moisturisers and contains SPF 20 for UV protection.
  • Ultra-absorbent perlite + mineral pigments
  • Non comedogenic
  • Oil-free texture
  • Dermatologically tested
Is Miracle Skin Perfector right for me?

Yes, if you have combination to oily skin and are looking for an all-in-one solution that immediately perfects your skin. The lightweight formula does it all; mattifies, reduces the appearance of imperfections, hydrates, evens skin tone, gives a healthy glow and protects with SPF 20.

How is this skin care different?

Miracle Skin Perfector is a B.B. (Blemish Balm) Cream - a next generation skincare product which uses an all-in-one technology. In one step, it combines the benefits of skincare with a light touch of make-up for immediately perfected skin.

How does it work?
Its unique oil-free formula, with ultra-absorbent perlite is specially designed for oily skin and helps to control shine all day long. It effectively minimises the appearance of pores and imperfections for a visible improvement in skin texture. Enriched with mineral pigments, Miracle Skin Perfector immediately perfects the skin, covering imperfections. Its fluid texture, with an optimal coverage melts perfectly into the skin whilst the SPF 20 filter helps protect the skin from the harmful effects of the sun.


B.B. cream gives a radiant matt finish for 88% of women
Pores appear less visible for 84% of women
Imperfections (redness, spots, acne marks...) appear minimised for 76% of women

After 4 weeks**:
Skin looks less oily
Pore appearance is minimised
Imperfections appear visibly reduced
Skin radiance is improved

*Self-assessment, 62 subjects, evaluation whilst wearing the product.
**Clinical study, 42 subjects, evaluation after 4 weeks.

How to Use

Smooth Miracle Skin Perfector on to clean skin, as you would your normal moisturiser. To increase coverage, just add another layer.

As far as I saw, it comes in 2 shades - light and medium and costs 9.99GBP.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

MAC - Casual Colour Collection

MAC is launching a new collection made up of subtle and toned down colours which a very different from other brands that are promoting bright colours this summer!  This collection is mainly focused on face and cheeks with a mix of old updated (either in ingrediants or colour) and new products:

This collection looks easy to wear, and may well be a hit this summer  - I can see this being a hit for those going to the beach that wants a subtle minimal effort look and for those that thinks all those bright colours out there are getting a bit too much!

Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Pot - 17.50GBP
Limited Edition - Looks very promising but I can't help think of Bobbi Brown when I see this......
  1. Have a Lovely Day- nude
  2. Lazy Sunday- pink
  3. Weekend Getaway- rose
  4. Relaxation- warm pink
  5. Keep it Loose- peach
  6. Keep it Casual- wine
  7. Evening Stroll- violet
  8. Out for Fun- coral
Mineralize Skin Finish Natural - 25.00GBP - Medium

Prep + Prime Highlighter - 20.00GBP
  1. Bright Forecast- peachy coral
  2. Light Boost- soft yellow
Nail Lacquer - 9.00GBP
  1. Ballet- sheer pink, limited edition
  2. Please Me- warm pink, repromote
  3. Style Tip- nude pink, repromote
  4. Tangerine Fizz- orange coral, limited edition
Casual Colour collection is available in June 2012.

Monday, 28 May 2012

May 2012 Hit & Misses - Bobbi Brown, Laneige, Rimmel, EOS etc...

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Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation Review and colour swatches (blog):

Rimmel Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Lip Tint & Balm:

Products Mentioned:
Bobbi Brown Long-wear Even Finish Foundation  420 HKD
Naruko Tea Tree Oil Out Peeling Gel  120 HKD
Rimmel Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Lip Tint & Balm  5.99 GBP
Johnson's Baby Moisturising Cream  1.99 GBP
Laneige Snow Crystal Satin Finish Loose Powder  335HKD
Sasatinnie Nail Varnishes 15 HKD
EOS Lip Balm  39 HKD

What I'm wearing:
Bobbi Brown Long-wear Even Finish Foundation 4 Natural
Bobbi Brown Corrector Light Peach
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Sand
MAC Studio Finish Concealer NC30
Laneige Satin Finish Loose Powder Natural Beige (2)
Naris Up Water Strong W Eyebrow Pencil
Naris Up Chamayu Brows Up
Dolly Wink Liquid Liner Black
Heroine Make Volume and Curl Mascara Black
VOV Cosmetics Color Song Blusher 25 Dancing Peach
L'oreal Studio Secrets Professional Universal Lip Glow

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Laneige Snow BB Soothing Cushion SPF 50+ PA+++

A new-concept cushion-type BB with five active ingredients for Whitening + Sunscreen + Sweat-proof + Soothing + Makeup contained in the cushion to maximize the refreshing and soothing sensation.

Every time you touch it, the air pump in the cushion contains air bubbles for thin and skin-friendly makeup.

Also, it is provided in two separate containers to preserve the active ingredients and their functionality.

The formulas can be used fresh and safely from start to finish.

How to use:

1. Apply onto puff and smooth along the texture of skin. Then, pat to increase adherence. Apply another layer to improve coverage.
2. If there is no more content after you press the cushion with your finger, it means that the product is finished. Replace with a refill.

It comes in 3 shades:  light beige, natural beige and sand beige

Still trying to get my hands on this - praying it'll launch in Hong Kong soon as that is where I get all my Asian skincare/makeup products!

Friday, 25 May 2012

Shiseido Eudermine Now Avalinble in the UK!

Prized in Japan for over a century, Eudermine is one of Shiseido's first and oldest products introduced in 1897. A softening lotion that delivers immediate moisture and improves your skin's own moisturizing power. The result is supple, smooth skin. Responds to changes in climate to keep the skin's moisture level constant regardless of location or time of year.

Packaging Evolution of Shiseido's Eudermine:

With its water-like consistency, Eudermine absorbs quickly into the skin and works best when used in place of a toner after cleansing. Swept over the face using a cotton pad, its active ingredient bio-hyaluronic hyper complex allows moisture to penetrate deeply into the skin to prevent dehydration.

Eudermine is priced at £49 and is available exclusively at Harrods.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Everyday Makeup Routine - April-May 2012

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Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation Review:

What I'm wearing:
Bobbi Brown Long-wear Even Finish Foundation 4 Natural
Bobbi Brown Corrector Light Peach
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Sand
MAC Studio Finish Concealer NC30
Laneige Satin Finish Loose Powder Natural Beige (2)
Naris Up Water Strong W Eyebrow Pencil
Naris Up Chamayu Brows Up
Dolly Wink Liquid Liner Black
Heroine Make Volume and Curl Mascara Black
VOV Cosmetics Color Song Blusher 25 Dancing Peach
Ester Lauder Pure Colour Gloss 35 Simply Pink

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Dior Summer Mix Collection

A collection of beautiful summer shades:

The nail shades includes 118 Acapulco (yellow), 158 Calypso (red), 178 Cosmo (pink), and 198 Lagoon (blue).....I personally love the look of Acapulco and Cosmo!  They are supposedly extremely glossy to the extent you won't need a top coat and fast drying.......guess I'll have to buy to test this......:)

There are two new shades to the Dior Ultra-gloss lipglosses and they are Rouge Croisiere #854 (red) and Rose Bikini #664 (pink).  The other two lip glosses are Orange Pareo – Limited Edition from the Dior Summer 2012 Collection and Gold Sunrise – Exclusive to the U.S

I believe they are out in June 2012 but will keep you up to date when I hear more about it!  Prices I think will be around 15GBP for the nail varnish and 20GBP for the glosses.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Bobbi Brown Miami Collection

New Limited Edition Shimmer Cheek Glow:  Bobbi’s new Shimmer Cheek Glow is a sheer powder formula that gives skin a healthy, natural-looking glow with a soft shimmer. It glides on smoothly and blends easily for a weightless feel. Now in Gold.  £30.50:

New Shades, Limited Edition Treatment Lip Shine:  This lightweight, soft shine lipstick thats enriched with cocoa and shea butters doubles as a rejuvenating treatment. It instantly comforts dry, chapped lips and provides long-term moisturisation. Now in four new shades: Peach Sorbet, Pink Seashell, Sunset Beach and Orchid Pink. £18.00:

New Shades Long Wear Cream Shadows:  Innovative Long-Wear Cream Shadows deliver saturated colour with a soft, velvety finish & lasting up to 12 hours!  Now in four new shades: Copper, Bronze Sugar, Nude Beach and limited edition shade Candlelight. £17.00:

Beach Fragrance & Shimmering Fragrance oil:  Bobbi’s best-selling fragrance in a sleek new bottle. Designed with a light, intoxicating blend of Sand Jasmine, Sea Spray and Mandarin, it captures the essence of summer in a bottle.  £38.00.  moisturising body oil gives skin a sultry shimmering glow scented with Beach Fragrance. £30.00:

Avalible online at

Monday, 21 May 2012

Review: Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Liquid Foundation

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I know, not much makeup on, the weather was really horrible the day I filmed this video and just couldn't be bothered with too much makeup! I do have a light layer of the Bobbi Brown foundation on though just to let you see what the finish is like! It gives a natural finish - not too matt, and stays fresh looking all day!
It costs 420 HKD which is around 35 GBP.

More on the Foundation:

Here are some pics!

The shade above is warm beige 2.5 and the lower shade is natural 4.

What I'm wearing:
Bobbi Brown Long-wear Even Finish Foundation 4 Natural
Bobbi Brown Corrector Light Peach
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Sand
MAC Studio Finish Concealer NC30
Laneige Satin Finish Loose Powder Natural Beige (2)
Naris Up Water Strong W Eyebrow Pencil
Naris Up Chamayu Brows Up
Heroine Make Volume and Curl Mascara Black
VOV Cosmetics Color Song Blusher 25 Dancing Peach

Sunday, 20 May 2012

YSL Le Teint Touche Elcat Foundation!

I have been using the YSL Touche Elcat Pen since.......forever, when I heard they're bringing out a foundation with all the qualities of the Touche Elcat I was super duper excited!!

With one sold every 10 seconds, YSL's Touche Éclat highlighter has been a beauty icon ever since its launch in 1991.  Now with its foundation equivalent launch this June, they maybe the perfect base makeup to have!

Le Teint Touche Éclat contains moisturising ingredients that nourishes the skin as well as conceal imperfections while retaining the illuminating effect that the original Touche Éclat has.  22 shades will be avalible so hopefully a shade to fit us all!
Available exclusively at Selfridges and Brown Thomas from June 28, and nationwide from July 9.

Friday, 18 May 2012

Review: Rimmel Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Lip Tint & Balm

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Product Mentioned:
Rimmel Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Lip Tint & Balm 100 Endless Bloosm 5.99 GBP

Avalible in five shades:
Carry On Cherry

Nothing But Nude

Perpetual Plum

Timeless Tango

Stay Very Berry

Endless Blossom

What I'm wearing:
KATE Mineral Liquid Foundation OC-D
Bobbi Brown Corrector Light Peach
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Sand
MAC Studio Finish Concealer NC30
Laneige Satin Finish Loose Powder Natural Beige (2)
Naris Up Water Strong W Eyebrow Pencil
Naris Up Chamayu Brows Up
Za Eyes Groovy 04 Aqua Squash
Heroine Make Lengthening and Curl Mascara Black
Heroine Make Volume and Curl Mascara Black
VOV Cosmetics Color Song Blusher 25 Dancing Peach
Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lip Tint + Balm Endless Blossom (100)

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Astalift Jelly Aquarysta Making waves in Europe!

I am always encouraged when 'Asian' brands make it into shops in the UK, I know alot of  'Asian' brands are readily avalible in America, so it's nice to see that maybe in the future, I won't have to fly all the way to Hong Kong to get hold of Asian brands or pay extortionate fees and taxes to get it delivered to the UK!  Anyway, onto the product............

ASTALIFT has a meaningful origin to its name.  ASTA in Japanese means “tomorrow” while LIFT refers to uplifting your inner emotions as beauty also comes from within.

Created by FUJIFILM, ASTALIFT is an award-winning brand that offers carefully-researched skincare products with proven efficacy.

FUJIFILM’s extensive knowledge in developing technologies for portraying beauty in photography, has allowed it to extend its expertise to create ASTALIFT, delivering advanced skincare products created to bring about radiant, youthful-looking skin from within.

Astalift Aquarysta is voted the No. 1 Serum in Japan:

This revolutionary skincare formula targets the visible signs of premature ageing: dark spots, lines and dull skin, delivering visibly younger, more luminous and ‘replumped’ skin. The unique red jelly contains the smallest of micro particles that penetrate the skin immediately and deliver active ingredients deep into skin cells. This patented innovation combines a marine alga rich in Astaxanthin – a powerful natural antioxidant – with three specific types of collagen to improve skin’s moisture levels, firmness and elasticity. Ceramides restore the skin’s natural barrier while emollients provide optimal hydration. Collagens and hydrolyzed lupin peptides help stimulate the production of elastin fibers to make the skin firmer and smoother. This breakthrough anti-ageing phenomenon is the number one premium skincare product in Japan. Results are remarkable. 86% of women found their skin more luminous after just 10 days.* *10-day study of 100 women.


Astalift is avalible in most of Asia, but is also now avalible in Debenhams in the UK ( who I know stocks a small range of this brand! 

Jelly Aquarysta is priced at 21 GBP for 15g and 69 GBP for 40g - Avalible at Debenhams UK.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Laneige Air Light Foundation

Laneige Air Light Foundation is finally avalible!  Is it me or does it take ages between when a product is 'made public knowledge' and when it's actually avalible?! - The same with Laneige's BB Cushion which as far as I know isn't avalible in Hong Kong yet!  Anyway.........

The Laneige Air Light makeup range is primary launched for the summer when we prefer little to no (if we can get away with it!) makeup in fear of a melt down!

This is what Laneige says about this range:

The Air Light Foundation itself:

Smooth applicationThe gel-in-oil emulsion technology injects air into the foundation so it feels cushiony. Spreads smoothly and quickly on your skin for natural and comfortable skin coverage.

Comfortable coverage
The micro air channel in between the powder particles in Air Channel Mineral Powder comforts your skin without heaviness, leaving the coverage of foundation light and thin.

Bright and long-lasting
Natural pigment particles have been processed into micro particles and even pigments have been selected to leave your skin tone bright without darkening. 

The foundation comes in four shades:  No. 13 True Beige, No. 21N Natural Beige, No. 21P Pink Beige and No. 31 Brown Beige.

Will definately be trying this foundation when I can get hold of it as I'm always looking for 'lighter' feeling foundations come summer!  Though I am disappointed with the limited shades, however, I've come to realise maybe foundation isn't a big thing in Asia as most 'Asian' brand foundations tend not to have a wide selections of shades?!

As of yet it is still not avalible in Hong Kong, but I assume it's avalible in Korea hence try Gmarket.Kr (which I still can't seem to get them to send to the UK - I know I'm doing something wrong because alot of people in the UK buy from this site!).  But will keep you up to date when this foundation becomes more widely availble!

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Massive Hong Kong Haul - Laneige, Bobbi Brown, Majolica Majorca etc..

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Naruko Oil Out Tea Tree Clay Cleanser Review:

BB Cream Reviews (incl. Laneige BB Balm):

Laneige Skincare Routine + Review:

Products Mentioned (most can be found on or
Naruko Tea Tree Oil Out Acne Clay Cleanser  120 HKD
Naruko Tea Tree Oil Out Peeling Gel  120 HKD
Naruko Tea Tree Oil Out T-Zone Blackhead Remover  120 HKD
Laneige Perfect Renew Refiner 125ml  290 HKD
Laneige Perfect Renew Emulsion 100ml  330 HKD
Laneige Perfect Renew Essence 40ml  495 HKD
Laneige Perfect Renew Night Treatment 40ml  530 HKD
Laneige Perfect Renew Cream 50ml  495 HKD
Laneige Water Sleeping Pack 80ml  192 HKD
Laneige Multi Cleanser 230 HKD
Laneige Snow BB Essence Balm 350 HKD
Laneige Lip & Eye Makeup Remover Waterproof  185 HKD
Laneige Satin Finish Loose Powder  335 HKD
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation Warm Sand (2.5) & Natural (3)  420 HKD
Heroine Make False Lashes in 23  45 HKD
Heroine Make Eye Liner Pencil 85 HKD
Dejavu Perfect Liner 110 HKD
Elite Starlight Eyeshadow 85 HKD
Majolica Majorca Lash Enamel Glamour Volumn On Mascara 175 HKD
Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Plus 175 HKD
Majolica Majorca Lash Gorgeous Wing Mascara 175 HKD
Heroine Make Volume & Curl Mascara 128 HKD
Heroine Make Long & Curl Mascara  128 HKD
Heroine Make Impact Frame & Curl Mascara 158 HKD
Heroine Make Mascara Remover  58 HKD
Naris Up Brows Up Eyebrow Mascara  75 HKD
Pantene Intensive Hair Treatment 35 HKD

What I'm wearing:
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation SPF 15 Natural (4)
Bobbi Brown Corrector Light Peach
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Sand
MAC Studio Finish Concealer NC30
Laneige Satin Finish Loose Powder Natural Beige (2)
Benefit Brow Zing 03 Dark
K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner 24h 1 Day Tattoo SB01
Heroine Make Lengthening and Curl Mascara Black
Heroine Make Volume and Curl Mascara Black
Elite Blush 03 Epice
Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lip Tint + Balm Endless Blossom (100)