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    [Beauty Review] La Mer: New Illuminating Eye Gel

    La Mer has always been top honchos when it comes to skin care, especially when their infamous face cream became one of the best sellers! And now, they’re taking eye care to the next level with this amazing new eye gel. We bring you La Mer’s new Illuminating Eye Gel. This little bottle promises to brighten the eye on contact and works to strengthen and protect the delicate skin around the eye area. It contains the legendary healing energies of Miracle Broth which was first developed by Dr. Max Huber. He realised that to make the Miracle Broth a transformational source of renewal, it needed the power of light and…

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    Boscia Peel Off Masks Review

    No masking our feelings here! This is what we think of the Boscia’s range of peel off masks.  When it comes to skincare, a mask is an essential part of cleansing and pampering. A face mask can work wonders for the skin as it is considered as one of the most easiest ways to restore healthy and supple skin within minutes. Here we have not one, not two but three peel off masks from Boscia to try. Peel off masks are a personal favourite with the VB team as it leaves no messy residue behind. Boscia has always been advocating for preservative-free and botanically-based skincare, and it is no different…

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    Tried & Tested: Shu Uemura Whitefficient Brightseal

    Not satisfied with just giving users fairer skin tones, Shu Uemura went forth to create a mask that ‘seals in’ rosy complexion. The name is Whitefficient Brightseal Whitening Carbonated Mask, and the game is to seal in brightness into your skin for healthy and rosy complexion! Inspired by how carbonated Japanese hot springs enhances one’s microcirculation and creates rosy complexion, Shu Uemura’s first ever carbon-injected mask aims to not only de-pigments your skin, but to also give it a translucent, smooth and radiant finishing. Packaged into a slim and travel-friendly blue bottle, the unique CO2 mousse mask features innovative whitening technology with ingredients: Actyl-C 10x Powerful and highly-penetrative, the new…

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    MANICyours: Gwen Stefani for OPI Collection

    Rock Steady..and be a L.A.M.B. with the new collection from OPI Gwen Stefani is undoubtedly the queen of all things cool – I mean c’mon, she hasn’t aged a day since rocking into our lives with Just A Girl! So whether you’re the pink-hair and braces 90s Gwen with her bindi or the ‘grown up’ sleek blonde bombshell that she is now, there’s something for everyone in this collection. We wrote about her collection release last month, and decided to try the mini collection consisting of: Hey Baby (Creme Gloss) When it comes to pink, you’re the “bright” one for me I Sing In Color (Creme Gloss) The deep tones of this…

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    Tutorial: Shu Uemura x PaperSelf for Valentine’s Day

    Add a dash of romance with these gorgeous delicate paperlashes and let your eyes do the talking  When you think Valentine’s Day, you typically think pink and all that girly goodness but Shu Uemura’s take on romance with the Calligraph: Ink Spring 2014 eyeshadows and PaperSelf collaboration will set you apart from the rest. In this romantic look done by Shu Uemura’s elite makeup artist Lisa Yap, she played with shades of tangerine and shimmery golds as the backdrop to the striking black paperlashes which evokes a feeling of a beautiful sunset or the flutter of wings from a Monarch butterfly. Now, Shu Uemura is famous for its Tokyo lash…

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    Tried and Tested: Maybelline Lip Polish Range

    Meet Maybelline New York’s latest tools of seduction – the Lip Polish range. All set to start a new lip revolution, the Maybelline Lip Polish is more than a lipstick and gloss. Deemed as the world’s first liquid colour balm, the revolutionary lip product is described as a stunning combination of: Lip balm – The moisturising liquid balm cushions, protects, prevents the lips from feeling dry. Lipstick – Pure pigment results in intense and alluring colours that never settle into lip lines. Gloss – The built-in and glossy topcoat gives the Lip Polish the perfect finishing shine. To put it simply, the best qualities of key lip products are harnessed…

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    MANICyours: Nails Inc Monogram Manicure

    Start the new year with positive messages on your manicure! We’re loving this super simple to-do Monogram Manicure by Nails Inc which allows you to personalise your nails any how you like! Whether it’s your own initials, a cute message or a statement, one thing’s for sure – this is the ultimate in unique, customised nails. In the pack, you’ll find over 150 letters and characters in both black and white and an orange stick for easy application, a mini Southbank polish in cool grey, mini Mayfair Place in deep plum plus our signature Kensington Caviar 45 second Topcoat (4ml) to seal it in. You’ll simply have to apply two coats…

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    Tried & Tested: Stila Color Me Glossy Lip Glaze Set

    The most wonderful time of the year has just been made even better for lip-plumping enthusiast – thank you Stila for this awesome lip glaze set! Named as Color Me Glossy, this holiday collection carries nine Stila lip glazes in the brand’s iconic click pens. Be they creamy or shimmery, the lip glaze shades range from luscious red, sweet pinks and neutral nudes. Truth be told, this is one collection that’s especially apt for the gifting season. Packed in sets of three trios, it simply has ‘perfect gift idea!’ stamped all over it. Whether you’re planning to give it as a whole in the box, in sets of three; or…

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    Tried & Tested: Tarte Lash Extended Fibers MascaraTried & Tested: Tarte Lash Extended Fibers Mascara

    Who needs falsies, when you can apply fibers directly onto your lashes? It’s hard to get excited about new innovative makeup products because more often than not, it’s brand loyalty that keeps us buying ‘new’ packaging, colours and shades – but when something completely different enters the market, we absolutely applaud new ideas! When we first saw the Tarte Lash Extended Fibers Mascara, we were confused. What was it? Why was the wand so short? How were those white fluffy fibers supposed to stick onto your lashes? So many questions, that we just decided to try it on to see if it worked. So with our willing guinea pig, Gwen,…

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    MANICyours: Ciate Feathered Manicure

    The leaders of innovative nail textures are back, and it’s flying off the charts with ingenuity I was in Singapore recently for the Bolshoi Ballet performance of Swan Lake and decided we needed something equally as elegant and classy for a manicure. Ciate’s Feathered Manicure proved to be the perfect choice because it was subtle, yet was interesting enough to hold on its own that we couldn’t help but stare at it at every chance we got – who needs glitters and sparkles (well, sometimes!). These come in three different kits (L-R) Ruffle My Feathers, All A Flutter, and What A Hoot. We review Ruffle My Feathers with a lilac…