Archive for September, 2008

Cristalle

Posted in fragrance with tags , , on September 29, 2008 by LPB

Henri Robert saw CRISTALLE, the fragrance he created in 1974, as the forerunner in a new generation of fresh, youthful fragrances: transparent, intimate, never too heady but always subtly present.

The tool of hypnotists, healers and magicians, crystal has long been associated with the unconscious borderline between the seen and the unseen. Coco Chanel viewed crystal as one of the finest examples of a combination of opposites: it is a stone, yet you can see through it. Some believe you can read your future in it. Naturally superstitious, Coco Chanel thought it had creative powers.

 

Fragrance Family

 

Fresh, floral. A melody of Citrus, Honeysuckle and Hyacinth notes.

CRISTALLE launches with sparkling Lemon from Sicily meeting the green and flowery notes of Water Hyacinth and Honeysuckle, followed by the woody charm of Vetiver.

Cristalle was my 1st fragrance, it reminds me of my youth, my good old days.

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Chanel gold fiction

Posted in makeup with tags , , on September 29, 2008 by LPB

I  wear the limited edition golden powder over my lids for a subtle yet noticeably extravagant finish; i also use it as a highlighter over my cheek bones.

Gold fiction nail colour is the truest gold tone man had ever reproduce for fashion & beauty.

I am not a fan for the glittery gold gloss though.

My Bobbi Brown palette

Posted in makeup with tags , , , , , on September 26, 2008 by LPB

The nude palette is indispensable.

I like my custom compacted 6 palette,  Bahama Brown shimmer blush just gives me the best tanned & flushed look, like i have been loved up under the sun; It looks brownish on the palette, but gives me a peachy radiance!

Heather Mauve shimmer wash eye shadow is my current favorite shade, washing my lids with the elegant sheen of taupe & mauve.

Jo Wood organic bath oils

Posted in fragrance, skincare with tags , , , on September 24, 2008 by LPB

I  pampered myself by indulging in Jo’s sophisticated organic fragrance and oils collection. I recently bought two decadent and sophisticated bath oils, Amka & Usiku.

      

Amka – Wake
With a romantic heart of Iranian rose otto, Egyptian jasmine and bright fresh top notes of neroli and bergamot, Amka is a fragrance of energy and spontaneity. Green mandarin and sweet orange add a fresh, vibrant layer, and the whole combination is founded in a soft, spicy base of cedarwood.

AMKA -This concentrated, restorative bath oil contains a blend of healing Persian rose otto with reviving Egyptian jasmine, neroli from Comoro Island and bergamot from the Mediterranean coast; It’s uplifting & reviving.
Ingredients : Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil*, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil*, Juniperus Virginiana (Cedarwood Virginian) Oil*, Juniperus Virginiana (Cedarwood Virginian) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Petitgrain/ Orange Bitter/ Neroli) Oil, Rosa Damascena (Rose Otto) Flower Oil, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Citral, Citronellol, Paullinia Cupana (Guarana) Seed Extract*, Panax Ginseng Root Extract*, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract*, Tocopherol. *Organically grown (93.5% of product)      

Usiku – Night
Warm and sensual fragrance with a fresh, vibrant edge, Usiku combines top notes of rosemary and pineneedle with a spicy hit of cardamom and hot ginger. A complex heart of coriander, clove and clary sage give way to the aromatic woody aromas of Moroccan cedarwood, patchouli and vetiver. Earthy and sophisticated, this is a scent for men and women alike.

USIKU – Inspired by the sensual steam room of the Moroccan harem, this highly concentrated and deeply aromatic bath essence combines the soothing, relaxing properties of cedarwood and vetiver with cardamom and ginger to warm the heart and lift the spirits. 
Ingredients : Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood) Bark Oil*, Rosmarinum officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil*, Bulnesia sarmienti (Guaiawood) Oil, Pinus sylvestris (Pine) Leaf Oil*, Elettaria cardamomum (Cardamom) Seed Oil*, Salvia sclarea (Clary) Oil*, Myrocarpus Frondosus (Cabreuva) Oil, Vetiveria zizanoides (Vetivert) Root Oil*, Pogostemon cablin (Patchouli) Oil*, Eugenia caryophyllata (Clove) Flower Oil*, Coriandrum sativum (Coriander) Seed Oil*, Zingiber officinale (Ginger) Root Oil*, Cistus Labdaniferus (Ciste) Oil, Linalool, Limonene, Eugenol, Geraniol, Farnesol, Arnica Montana Flower Extract*, Echinacea Angustifolia Leaf Extract*, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Hypericum Perforatum (St John’s Wort) Extract*, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract*, Tocopherol. *Organically grown (97.5% of product)
However, i prefer to use Usiku during the day  & Amka during the night; fresh Usiku helps me to concentrate & focus, while sensual Amka unwinds & heals my soul.

Chanel fall 2008 nail colour

Posted in makeup with tags , , on September 23, 2008 by LPB

I am stocking up the magnificient kaleidoscope in airport duty free, i was initially hesitant about the colour but was impressed once i tried it on my nails.

Kaleidoscope changes its hue depending on the lightning & brightness of your surroundings; from pewtery to brassy gold. The finish resembles an elegant veil of matt metalic organza.

I love it so much that i bought 2 bottles in duty free.

Mesmerizing shades

Posted in makeup with tags , , on September 23, 2008 by LPB

I am in love with grayish hues, especially when they comes in different finishes & undertones.

It’s the new black! 

Bobbi Brown eye brightener

Posted in makeup with tags , on September 22, 2008 by LPB

Top Makeup Artist, Charlotte Tilbury recommends Eye Brightener in Red magazine – “this is not at all drying and its pink tint diffuses any grey or blue tones under my eyes.” 


Instantly Brighten And Lift Under The Eyes. Ideal for anyone – women, men, even teens – who need minimal undereye coverage. It’s also an ideal alternative to concealer on weekends or to touch-up your regular concealer throughout the day. This unique formula combines lightweight under-eye coverage with the latest in skincare technology to instantly give the eye area a brighter, more refreshed look.

This light tinted eye balm/base will illuminates your eyes; your peepers will glow with radiance.

Its texture is light & spreadable, like a cream gel.

PS: it is not a concealer and never ,meant to be! Of, avoid this  if u are going out partying, the brightening opticals will give the you a reverse panda eyes, ie. halo arounfd your eyes!