SK II facial treatment clear lotion

Posted in skincare with tags , , , , , , , on September 25, 2009 by LPB

Clear Purifying Lotion.

Conditions. Purifies. Perfectly prepares skin for Facial Treatment Essence.

SK-II FT Clear Lotion300

This crystal clear skin refining lotion with Hydroxy-Acids, soothing moisturizers and Pitera; It is alcohol & fragrance free. For a perfectly conditioned and ultra-fresh skin, use the Facial Treatment Clear Lotion morning and evening after cleansing your face and neck.

The final part of your cleansing process, this Lotion helps remove residual impurities and dead skin cells. It increases skin’s ability to absorb nutrients from other skincare products.

I use it as a clarifier or toner after cleansing; it hasn’t got the distinctive aroma of Pitera as in SK II facial essence ( which could be a blessing for those who cannot tolerate that yeast-like/fermenting odour ). I find it gentle enough to be used twice a day.

I also like soaking a paper mask with this clear lotion and then apply the saturated mask onto my face for at least 20 minutes so that the lipid soluble BHA ( salicylic acid ) could works it wonder. This is a product that contains both AHA, BHA ( clarifying/exfoliating ) and Pitera ( regenerating/regulating ). My face feels moist, refreshed, renewed and nourished after this ritual. Although this means consuming my treatment  clear lotion at an accelerated pace!


Pitera®(Saccharomycopsis Ferment Filtrate), Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Methylparaben, PEG-150, Sodium Benzoate, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid, Malic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cellulose Gum.

Dressing the SATC girls

Posted in fashion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2009 by LPB


The girls shall be back soon, meanwhile i could so see each one of them in these breathe taking pieces…..

Carrie – please keep your big,wild curls and your eclectic style


Bring show-stopping sparkle to lavish evening attire in La Petite S*****’s lipstick red silk sequined dress. Lipstick red silk sequined dress with a black contrast velvet bow at waist. La Petite S***** strapless dress has draping through the front, ruching at back, a zip fastening through back and is fully lined. 100% silk; attachments: 100% sequins.

Clutch a little piece of opulent after-dark splendour with Emilio Pucci’s black and white silk satin box clutch with gold-tone metal cage embellishment.


Marni’s signature horn flower bracelet is given the Midas touch with a 24-karat gold leaf finish and the tough-luxe chunky chain is given a delicate touch with contrasting satin detailing.

Trade your fail safe black platforms with Lanvin’s dramatic scarlet satin pumps for extra cocktail spice. These hot heels are guaranteed to up the luxe factor of even the simplest outfit. Heel measures approximately 5 inches with a 1 inch platform.

Samantha – be bold, be a vixen, be Hollywood


Vivienne Westwood Red Label’s crepe coral dress updates a classic ’40s silhouette with a strong shoulder and a louche draped fit. Complement this rich fall hue with a midnight clutch and add sculptural heels for a dramatic finish. Coral crepe long-sleeved dress with a draped front. Vivienne Westwood Red Label dress has a draped boat neck, puff shoulders, an asymmetric vent at front, a concealed zip fastening at the side and is fully lined. 100% viscose; lining: 100% viscose.

Alexander Wang’s studded black leather shopper is big, soft, slouchy and packs a stylish punch. Tote it by day or after-dark to stamp your look with signature cool. Black large leather Hilary shopper with contrast studs at front. Alexander Wang bag has double shoulder straps, a plain leather back, seam detailing at sides, a zipped inside compartment and is fully lined. 100% leather.


Sharpen the sleekest of silhouettes with Temperley London’s black leather figure-defining belt. Cinch it around a fabulous LBD for cocktails with a twist.

Heat up every off-duty look with Camilla Skovgaard’s burnt orange cutout sandals. Wear these fierce heels to rev up denim or with an LBD to be fabulously fashion-forward at cocktails. Heel measures approximately 4.5 inches with a 1 inch platform.

Miranda – please keep your auburn maine,  you have got potential to surprise us


Go for gold this season and set your sights on Marni’s 24-karat gold leaf flower necklace. Plated on a signature horn base and embellished with green stones, this fantastic focus-piece will lend a minimalist tailored trouser-suit effortless elegance.

Glide effortlessly through an evening soiree in Camilla and Marc’s ivory silk-blend strapless gown. Compliment this exquisite style with fine jewelry and accessories for a classically chic ensemble. Ivory silk-blend strapless gown with a contrasting organza layered skirt. Camilla and Marc gown has a layered bodice with a slight sweetheart neckline, gold-tone zip fastening at the back and is fully lined. 55% silk, 45% linen; contrast: 100% polyester; lining: 100% cupro.


Charlotte Olympia’s suede and kid leather ankle boots will transform your look in an instant. With a ridged patent heel and gold platform, these little black boots will offset your little black dress perfectly. Heel measures 5.5 inches with a 1 inch gold-tone floating platform.

Embrace opulent glamour with Lanvin’s black, green and bronze satin clutch. Wear it with an LBD and other burnished jewel tones for high-voltage glamour with an air of understated chic.

Charlotte – don’t ever grow up, stay in the upper east


Camilla and Marc’s rose silk-blend tiered strapless dress is a sensational party piece. Rose silk and linen-blend tiered strapless dress with a sweetheart bust-line and boned bodice. Camilla and Marc dress has tonal mesh inserts between lower tiers, rubber tape band on inside back for grip, gold-tone zip fastening at back and is fully lined. 55% silk, 45% linen; lining: 100% acetate.

Oscar de la Renta’s lavish statement necklace will fast become the center piece of your day look. Layer this indulgent accessory over a LBD for show-stopping style.


Bottega Veneta’s intrecciato box clutch is a timeless style that will add refined sophistication to all of your evening looks now and for years to come.

Lanvin’s bow-embroidered blush satin pumps are the last word in ladylike luxury. Slip into these leg-lengthening heels and team them with a demure dress to hit your sartorial stride this fall. Heel measures approximately 4.5 inches with a 1 inch platform.

SK II facial treatment repair C

Posted in skincare with tags , , , on September 19, 2009 by LPB

An oil-free beauty serum that gently reduces the appearance of fine lines in just 2 weeks while improving overall skin texture & clarity.

SK-II’s unique, highly-concentrated serum hydrates the skin, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines, whilst improving the skin’s texture and elasticity.

Hydrates intensely. Refines. Diminishes appearance of fine lines.


A light yet powerful replenishing serum delivering high-powered anti-aging benefits that contains rich moisturizers, Hyaluronic Acid and Pitera*4 – an extremely concentrated form of Pitera. Drenches thirsty skin, leaving it silky and smooth. This fluid textured serum enriches your skin, resulting in a smoother complexion and added vitality.

Due to the high content of moisture magnets – hyaluronic acid in this powerful serum, it’s normal that your skin feels tacky upon application. If you then follow this with a spray of mineral water/hydrating mist, you will notice you skin transforming into a smooth, radiant canvas (once the moisture is absorbed, retain & reinforced into the epidermis ). I couple mine with Avene Thermal spring water.


Pitera® (Saccharomycopsis Ferment Filtrate), Water, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Sodium Benzoate, Hydrolyzed Fibronectin, Disodium Phosphate, Citric Acid.

Fabulous Fall

Posted in fashion, makeup with tags , , , , on September 18, 2009 by LPB

It’s fall and let’s get serious about deep autumnal shades. Smudge your liner for the smoky eyes, add some subtle glitters in your crease; Double dare yourself to wear an ultra matt jewel tone lipstick.

I see deep purple hues and coloured mascara!

Be bold with your jewellery, be a chic grown up; let gets serious and immaculate about your style, summer is long gone.


Marni’s light-reflecting 24-karat gold and semi-precious stone-embellished necklace is a sensational new-season centerpiece. Black cashmere and wool felt necklace with 24-karat gold leaf ceramic flower embellishment. Marni necklace has Swarovski crystal stones and a designer-stamped satin ribbon to self-tie at the neck.

Give your working wardrobe a dramatic makeover with Vivienne Westwood Red Label’s high-collar charcoal wool-blend shirt dress. Replete with signature Westwood intricacies, wear this pleated style with statement heels and accent with a studded cuff.Charcoal wool-blend shirt dress with pleating at front. Vivienne Westwood Red Label dress has a high vented collar, three-quarter length sleeves, button fastenings at front, side-slit pockets, a detachable self-tie belt at waist and is fully lined. 55% wool, 43% viscose, 2% elastane; lining: 65% viscose, 35% polyester


Tote Mulberry’s gray crocodile-stamped suede Bayswater bag and infuse your uptown cache with classic city chic. Carry this hero-piece in the crook of your arm to complement soft seasonal tones.

Hot-step it through the streets in style with Lanvin’s black patent leather basket-weave platform sandals. Contrast the textures and team these classically chic shoes with a wool dress to walk the corporate catwalk. Heel measures approximately 5.5 inches with a 1 inch platform.

ILA Face mask

Posted in beauty with tags , , , on September 15, 2009 by LPB

The Face Mask will bring back a glow to tired, listless skin. Your skin will become hydrated and full of light energy, bringing tone and new radiance to your face. It provides minerals in an ional form for effective absorption into the skin.

The mud is rich in minerals and is blended with Himalayan ‘sole’ for healing vibrations, together with essential fatty acids and oils that nourish and hydrate the skin. The oils provide anti-oxidants and have an anti-wrinkle effect.


This mask is fabulous; Do not be deceived by its delicate aroma as its inherent cleansing properties are superb! It’s one of the best deep cleansing/detoxifying mask i had used.

This 200g miracle is worth every single penny.


Mineral Rich Green Clay Powder (Clay), Rose Hydrolat (Rosa Damascena Water)*, Argan Oil (Argania Spinosa Kernal Oil)*, Rosehip Seed Oil (Rosa Canina Fruit Oil)*, Sandalwood (Santalum Spicatum), Rose Damascena (Rosa Damascena Oil), Patchouli (Pogostemon Cablin Oil)*, Orange Blossom (Citrus Aurantium Oil)*, Himalayan Salt Crystals (Sodium Chloride), Wild Poppy Essence (Papaver Aculeatum)*. Mineral Compounds: Mineral Rich Green Clay: 64.1%. *Denotes Certified Organic Ingredients.

Glittery glamour

Posted in fashion with tags , , , on September 13, 2009 by LPB


Decorate your décolletage with Marni’s delightful precious stone-splintered gold-tone flower chain necklace. Accent the high shine by paring this floral fancy with make-up tones to bring chic to your week.

Indulge in sheer luxury with Red Valentino’s diaphanous cream silk organza ruffle-front blouse. Cream silk organza sheer blouse with ruffle front. This blouse has covered buttons through front to fasten, vertical pleating, cuffed button-fastening full sleeves and a round neck. 100% silk.


Black quilted leather high-waisted skirt with silver-tone chain detail at hem. Balmain skirt has silver-tone zips to fasten at sides, tonal piping at front and back and is lined. 100% lambskin; lining: 52% viscose, 48% cotton.

DAY Birger et Mikkelsen’s brown wood, horn and silver plated brass Ying Yang bracelets are the perfect accessory to a boho-luxe look.


Valentino’s intricate bead, jewel and paillette-embellished tote is both opulent and exquisite. Black satin bag with multicolored all-over paillette and bead embellishment. Valentino bag has a stone and jewel-embellished panel at front, two leather handles to hold, a clip-fastening shoulder strap, a leather base with silver-tone feet, magnetic press-stud to fasten in the middle, two pouch pockets and an internal zipped pocket and is fully lined.

Valentino’s scarlet patent leather pumps are the perfect look-at-me heels for fall. Wear these red-hot heels to add spice to an LBD and let the sculptural bow elevate your style to haute fashion heights. Heel measures approximately 5 inches with a 1 inch platform.

Wear nothing other than a pair of dramatic false lashes on your face ( polished dewy foundation and understated beige lips allowed ). Let your accessories do the talking.

Chanel Cristalle Eau Verte EDT concentree

Posted in fragrance with tags , , on September 11, 2009 by LPB

Sparkling & Spontaneous.

The beloved classic in a crisp, modern version, to reveal a sheer and spirited heart.

This EDT resembles a fantasy bouquet, fresh and invigorating, evocative of the morning dew.


Notes: Magnolia accord, Jasmine absolute, Sicillian Lemon, Bergamot, Neroli, White Flowers, White Musk and Florentine Iris.

It smells crisp, soapy & citrusy with a hint of oceanic fresh on me; i do not detect much “greens” in it. I do not think it resembles the original Cristalle at all.

Although it’s called EDT concentree, it only last about 3 hours on me.