Archive for January, 2009

Gold Trash

Posted in fashion with tags , , , , , , on January 30, 2009 by LPB

Cut your hair into a bob, line your eyes in a feline stroke, sculpt your cheeks with a st tropez tan.

Be loud, be filthy rich; it’s so trashy that it starts to look adorable, especially during this hard time.


Roberto Cavalli white and gold silk chain print asymmetric top with one long draped sleeve. 

Stella McCartney metallic silver linen blend mini skirt with pleats at the front. 


Giles & Brother tarnished gold-tone pear shape earrings with cutout detailing.

Roberto Cavalli gold plated brass bracelet with leaf print and bloom-rock crystal stone detailing. 


Miu Miu gold leather oversized clutch with pleat detailing.  

Lanvin silver leather crossed front sandals with a contrasting gold heel that measures approximately 4.5 inches high.


Beauty resolutions

Posted in beauty, skincare on January 29, 2009 by LPB

It’s really never too late to make resolutions!

A random post i came across on the net suggested.

1) Wear SPF Everyday.  

Sun exposure is the number one cause of aging.  So wear sunscreen with at least a SPF of 30 or above everyday, all year round, regardless.  Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean you could lay off on the sun protection.  Winter sunlight that reflects off of snow is just as harmful and damaging as the sun at the beach.  UV rays can still penetrate clouds on a cloudy day.  So make sure that your sunscreen of choice protects you from both UVA and UVB rays.  You’ll be preventing wrinkles and age spots by simply slathering on the SPF.  Oh and don’t neglect the rest of your body when using sunscreen, you don’t want to have a youthful face and an old body, do you?


I loves Sarah Chapman’s Dynamic Defense (SPF15, semi-matt finish); I also use Rodial’s  Glamotox (SPF18, dewy finish, slight oily breakthrough midday), Neutrogena’s  Healthy Skin anti-wrinkle intensive (SPF20 with retinoids) or Anti-Oxidant age reversal (SPF20).

I personally prefer moisturizers with build in sunscreen as i hate layering sunblock under my foundation/powder.

My resolution is to use sunscreen on my hands & lips! I keep forgetting about this.

2) Wash Your Face Every Night.  

Okay, I know that you just want to pass out in bed without properly taking off all your makeup, especially after a night of partying.  But it’s crucial to remove makeup and wash your face at night for your skin’s sake.  Makeup and dirt can clog pores if not removed before bed.  Also, by washing your face, you’re giving your skin a change to renew itself while you slumber.  You may find it useful to keep a pack of facial cleansers by the bed for those nights that you are just too tired to drag yourself to the bathroom for a proper cleansing.  


I had never failed to take off all the makeup before i collapsed onto my bed; Make up wipes like those from Neutrogena, Olay, Simple are cheap & cheerful.

However, nothing  could/should replace a proper cleansing regime that involves emulsification (oil/balm/cream) & saponification (foam/gel/soap). I am a diehard fan of double cleansing. 

3) Moisturize.  Moisturize.  And Moisturize Some More.  

Proper cleansing, moisturizing, and protecting are the crux of any worthy skin care regimen.  Proper moisturization is crucial to your skin’s health.  At night, moisturizing is even more important.  So pick a quality moisturizer that won’t clog your skin.  


I adores La Mer ( occlusive/sealing, repairing ), Dr Sebagh’s High Maintenance serum & cream ( fantastic duo – illuminating, protecting,rejuvenating ), Sarah Chapman’s Age Repair & Overnight Facial ( relaxing, nourishing, plumping )

4) Exfoliate.  

Make exfoliating a part of your weekly beauty ritual.  Exfoliating will stimulate cell growth, clear clogged pores, and help fade post-acne marks.


It’s my daily ritual with Eve Lom’s cleanser or Liz Earle’s balm – all you need is a muslin cloth!

5) Pamper Your Hair.  

Your poor hair goes through the wringer everyday with various hair products and styling tools – especially those heated ones you use.  So to help minimize the damage make sure to trim your hair regularly as well as setting aside 20 minutes each week for a deep conditioning hair mask.


I think if i stop abusing my hair with colouring and perming, may be i could……

Since i chemically enhance/damage my hair, i actually try to use a nourishing hair masque/treatment twice a week, like those from James Brown, Kerastase, Philip B & Frederik Fekkai

6) Get More Sleep.  

There truly is a reason why they call it beauty sleep.  Aim to catch seven to eight hours of zzz’s each night.  Sleep will keep those pesky dark circles and puffy eyes at bay.  Moreover, sleep reduces stress, a cause of acne and weight gain.


Well, i think i need to stop working night shift ( as if i could ); otherwise a good cup of chamomile tea should aid me into slumberland.

7) Drink lots of  water.  

So while it’s unproven that drinking water does anything for your skin, it really doesn’t hurt to sip on extra glass of water a day.  It’s still one of the healthiest beverage out there.  So replace a soda with a glass of  H2O.  However, steer clear of water bottles, since those can cause wrinkles around the mouth, similar to that of a smoker – and plus it’s bad for the environment. 

8) Eat More Fruits & Vegetables.  

Turns out your mother was right!  Fruits and vegetables are good for you.  So load up on antioxidant-rich foods to keep your skin looking great.


9) Throw Old Beauty Products Away.  

Keep beauty products expiration in mind.  It’s important to throw away old beauty products as to discourage bacterial growth.

10) Clean Makeup Brushes Weekly.  

It’s important to clean your makeup brushes since they can accumulate debris & bacteria, which leads to clogged pores and breakouts.

I use baby shampoo to wash my make up brushes; I just need to be more diligent in this practice.

11) Get Monthly Facials. 

Prevent dull looking skin by getting regular facials.  Facials are beneficial since they increase circulation and oxygen leading to healthy, glowing skin.


Failing so, i use Bliss or Peter Thomas Roth range of oxygenating masques.

12) Exercise.  

If you’re not exercising regularly already, then it’s time to pick up the pace.  Exercising leads to increased circulation, leading to beautiful, glowing skin.

Emm, my gym membership……

13) Quit Smoking!  

Two words that will do wonders for your health and skin – quit smoking.  Okay, so I know that smoking is a personal choice, but you can reap so may benefits by kicking the stinky habit.  Plus you would have whiter teeth and fewer wrinkles around your mouth.


Well, this is the one i find it difficult to comply.

Pink Mabel

Posted in fashion with tags , , on January 28, 2009 by LPB


I am so in love with my black large Mabel that i am tempted for the pink medium one. 


Posted in makeup with tags , , on January 28, 2009 by LPB

Fuschia to brighten up the current gloomy economics?


I love the Fleur de Lys Shimmer Powder.


Bobbi Brown at QVC

Posted in makeup with tags , on January 24, 2009 by LPB

Bobbi Brown is pairing sparkling eyes with creamy blushed pink cheeks and lips for a look that’s soft, refined, and absolutely effortless.

Get the look with the Blush Pink Collection, created especially for QVC.



  • Six-pan palette with mirror
  • bone eye shadow
  • sunlight sparkle eye shadow
  • mink eye shadow
  • sand pink blush
  • blush pink creamy lip color
  • baby glitter lip gloss
  • Double-ended brush

Hello Kitty

Posted in makeup with tags , on January 24, 2009 by LPB

Hello Kitty MAC!


Sarah Chapman overnight facial

Posted in skincare with tags , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2009 by LPB

I think i had found the best facial oil.

Aromatic + Repairing + Rejuvenating + …….


This powerhouse overnight treatment is packed with Vitamin A, VCIP Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Lipobrite® HCA-4, Coenzyme Q10, Renovage™, Dermaxyl™ OligopeptideAlpha Lipoic AcidAbyssinian Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, Melon Oil, Baobab Oil, Jojoba, Jasmine and Rose.

The intoxicating fragrance of jasmine, frangipani, rose & tuberose  makes it a sensory bliss before i retreat to my bed.

My skin is firmer, brighter & smoother the next morning. I also use it when i am on night shift; my complexion is less dreadful after a 10 hours shift.

This sensuous serum (oil) is a absolute skin salvage.

Definitely my dessert island must have.


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


Ever wonder about applying a potion that instantly seduce you with the divinity of subtle aromas? Yet be assured that your skin is nourished and protected by advance technology and sophisticated ingredients such as peptides, antioxidants, omega oils, vitamins, moisture magnets, plant extract……


The ultimate combination of science, nature and luxury.

A high-performance, paraben-free, anti-aging range.

Specific actives are globally sourced and used in optimum concentrations to ensure maximum results.

Every active ingredient is included in the percentage concentration clinically tested for the best results.

Products are packaged in airless pumps to protect light and air sensitive ingredients such as vitamins and antioxidants.


It’s a beauty addict dream comes true.

I had bought the entire line and enjoy pampering myself with each of these wonderful items.

Spring fashion – flowery print

Posted in fashion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 16, 2009 by LPB


Single’s vibrant floral maxi dress is quite simply garden party perfect. Multicolored silk chiffon floral print maxi dress with a V-neck with ruffle detailing and a self-tie to fastening, a smocked waist, a ruffle trim hem, is fully lined and simply slips on. 100% silk, lining: 100% polyester.


Show just a flash of skin with this stunning off-the-shoulder Alexander McQueen dress. The whimsical print makes it an alternative evening choice that requires little more than heels and a smile. 

Warm up a monochrome wardrobe with Miu Miu’s signature quilt clutch in crayola orange or clash with seasonal brights for added wow! Orange patent clutch with signature quilting pattern. 


This fabulous Emilio Pucci pants are the perfect solution to deck or poolside party dressing. Multicolored silk cotton voile Miri leaf print wide pants. This pants have a wide waistband with a self-tie, patch pockets at sides and simply slips on.


For easy chic, slip into this graphic wrap dress from Celine. With a flattering cut and flirtatious print, it’s a go-anywhere piece with effortless summer style. Multicolored silk short sleeve wrap dress with cherry print. Celine dress has a pleated V-neck, concealed press stud fastenings on the inside, a self-tie wrap belt at the waist to fasten and simply slips on. 100% silk.

Pep-up a simple look with this bright blue Vanessa Bruno tote and wear it with darker shades of navy and black to really make the vivid shade pop. Turquoise leather square shoulder bag with gold-tone hardware.Vanessa Bruno tote has two handles to hold, buckle fastening pockets on either side, a zip across the top to fasten, a flap to fasten over the top, a zipped pocket on the inside and two pouch pockets.


Sonia Rykiel’s butterfly print dress is the definitive hot-weather style. Multicolored cotton and silk blend butterfly print racer back tank dress with an obi-style self-tie belt. Sonia Rykiel dress has a contrast velvet trim, a scoop neck, is fully lined and simply slips on. 73% cotton, 21% silk: lining: 100% cotton.

Gray begining

Posted in beauty, fashion with tags , , , , , , on January 16, 2009 by LPB


Anthracite satin fold over clutch with jeweled flower on front. Lanvin ou la la clutch has a magnetic button fastening on front, black logo embossed lining and an internal vanity mirror.


Ash silk jersey dress with a detachable belt at the waist. Bottega Veneta dress has three-quarter length sleeves, a bubble hem and side slit pockets. 100% silk.


Two-tone gray leather platform pumps with a heel that measures 4.5 inches and a  1 inch platform. Lanvin pumps have an almond shape toe, a wooden heel, a slingback and silver piping detail.


I would compliment the look with fuschia/pink lips & dark nails, like Lancome’s new spring collection -Pink Irreverence.