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    MANICyours: Nails Inc. Foil and Sephora Nail Designer 3D Effect

    If you’re all for shiny manicures but dislike chunky glitter pieces, then this look might be for you. For this week’s MANICyours segment, let us introduce you to the Kings Road (Foil effect) nail polish by Nails Inc. and Sephora’s Nail Designer 3D Effect micro glitter pot. Inspired by the metallic accents donned on various high-fashion Autumn/Winter 2013 catwalks (e.g. Prada, Marc Jacobs, Burberry), the Foil effect polish will help you nail the hottest trend of the season. To sparkle things even more, we we decided to see how Sephora’s Nail Designer 3D effect fared as a finishing touch. Application for the nail polish was a cinch as the formula…

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    Tried & Tested: Dior Fall 2013 Mystic Metallics (Seafoam Green Smokey Eye Tutorial)

    The latest makeup collection by Dior features metallic hues in mystical shades of grey, silver, copper, plum and aqua in an homage to Monsieur Dior’s date with destiny in 1946. It’s always interesting to read up on what inspired a certain collection or work of art, and in the case of the Dior Fall 2013 Mystic Metallics it seemed that on the evening Monsieur Dior was hesitating whether to give up his career as a fashion illustrator to design his own line, the couturier tripped over a metallic star pierced with a hole. He took it as a sign and the following day, decided to create his own fashion House.…

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    Tried and Tested: Hada Labo Hand Creams With Natural Essential Oils

    A decent hand cream should be inexpensive, smells good and would get the job done. Is Hada Labo’s new range of hand creams all that and worth the investment? Part of the Metholatum Company, Hada Labo is a brand that’s inspired by traditional Japanese beauty knowledge and promises to use ingredients that are free from alcohol, colorant, chemical fragrance and mineral oil; pretty much summing up what their new hand creams are like. Alongside Hada Labo’s signature Super Hyaluronic Acid, these specialised lotion are pH balanced and contain natural essential oils. All these result in an effective hand lotion that deeply hydrates, soothes and calms all skin types, including sensitive…

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    MANICyours: NCLA, Covet London and Models Own from Luxola

    All that glitters isn’t always gold, sometimes it’s a shade of pink and silver! This week, we had a glitter party on our nails and it’s true what they say – a girl can never have enough glitter! We review three different brands NCLA, Covet London and Models Own which is now available for Malaysians thanks to Luxola Malaysia! Models Own – Artistix Duo Nail Polish (Pastel Pink & Hot Stuff), RM31 With celeb fans including Jessie J and Alexa Chung, Models Own is a fashion and trend colour accessory brand from the U.K, with a comprehensive range of nail colours in different finishes including creamy, pearly, glittery and neon. What…

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    Tried & Tested: The Mortal Instruments, Parallel Worlds by NYX

    Makeup plays a really important role in films to transform characters, so it’s always great to see cosmetic brands collaborate with movies for an entire inspired-collection! NYX’s latest collection is inspired by The Mortal Instruments, Parallel Worlds starring Lily Collins (Mirror, Mirror), Jemima West (Play It Like Godard) and Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) in a collection that is described as “Dark…Mysterious…Dangerous…Everything you need to create an innocent day look inspired by Clary or a sultry night look inspired by Isabel.” First of all, the packaging is awesome; it comes in a black box with a matching bejewelled knob, an instructional booklet, and a cute little pouch that contains all six…

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    Tried and Tested: Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Exfoliator

    If you’re in the search for an effective exfoliator, look no further than the Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment. What Is It? The ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment (or simply known as ExfoliKate) is the number one product that made Hollywood’s Guru of Glow Kate Somerville and her clinic famous. This intensive facial scrub promises to help exfoliate and polish your skin into a complexion that’s glowing, healthy-looking and smooth; akin to what you’d get after an awesome facial treatment! Some of the product’s benefits are: Naturally and carefully formulated with Papaya, Pineapple, and Pumpkin enzymes to get rid of any dead skin cells without over-drying. Cleans and reduces enlarged…

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    Tried & Tested: M.A.C SO Supreme Sheen Supreme Lipstick & Lipglass Tint

    With Fall 2013 collections fashions slowly making their way into our wardrobes, it’s time to update our makeup looks as well! We tried out M.A.C’s latest So Supreme lip collection in the brightest colour combination (hot pink is always a favourite) to see if each product can be used alone or as a collective. Our subjects for the day are: Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Dynamo, Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Playtime, and Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint in K-Wow. Here are the VenusBuzz girls each wearing a different product to show the different qualities of each. From Left to Right: Jyy Wei is wearing the lip pencil in Dynamo, and it’s…

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    Tried & Tested: Stila In The Moment Eye Shadow Palette

    Looking for a an eye shadow palette? A nifty all-in-one set that can give you both day and night looks? Well then, Stila’s In The Moment eye shadow palette may be your new best make-up friend! Stila’s In the Moment is a stunning 10 eye shadow palette that features a mix of pretty purples, and ultra-wearable brown and neutral shades. The palette also includes an exclusive Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in a deep shimmery purple and an eight-page lookbook with comprehensive application tips and tricks. The In the Moment eye shadow shades include: Instinct – pale nude with pink & white shimmer Impulse – soft lavender with lavender shimmer…

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    Tried & Tested: Smoky Eye Tutorial with Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils

    What’s better than black and brown eye liner pencils? Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils in over 40 different shades – that’s what! You might be asking, ‘What on earth would I do with purple and green eye pencils!” and we’re here to give you that answer: Anything and everything under the sun! If there’s one thing we’ve learnt is that colour is in – the hotter the weather, the brighter your makeup should be to match that tropical heat. The waterproof 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils come in lush tropical hues, deep metallics and unusually vibrant neutrals with such subtle variation between one shade to another that we were inspired…

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    [MANICyours] Ciaté Caviar Manicure Limited Edition Sets

    The caviar manicure phase took off last year to much fanfare and Ciate is one brand that you know will get you playing on texture.  It’s akin to having a mini posh party on your hands with the Ciate Caviar Manicure. Little pearl beads dancing on your fingertips as you sprinkle the ‘caviar’ onto your nails. The latest Ciate Caviar Manicure sets come in three limited edition variants of Lemon Fizz, Tutti Frutti and Cotton Candy. With names such as these, who can resist? We got to try our hands on the Lemon Fizz and Tutti Frutti sets; the former has more of striking pink and blueish tinged beads while…