Monday, November 21, 2011

Sigma: The Cities Edition

Sigma: The Cities Edition - London features unique 18K gold ferrules and chestnut handles, representing London's poise and elegance.

Launch Date: November 21, 2011

The Cities is Sigma Beauty's special edition travel kit collection! The kits feature seven travel-sized brushes from our best selling Essential and Premium Kits (E05 Eyeliner, E35 Tapered Blending, E45 Small Tapered Blending, E60 Large Shader, F05 Small Contour, F15 Duo Fibre, and F30 Large Powder). The brushes are held in a travel-size that turns into two brush holders to keep your brushes organized, even on the go. Each kit was designed to represent the beauty and excitement of the city it is named after. There are four kits in this exciting collection: London (brown), Tokyo (pink), Paris (red) and New York (black)

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Do you have oily/ acne prone/ combo skin?

I discovered a laxative (helps with constipation, taken orally) called ‘milk of magnesia’, in chemistry aka “Magnesium Hydroxide”. I’m no scientist but most people with oily skin have described this as their holy grail. It’s about $5-$10 in a pharmacy for a bottle of liquid, go to your nearest counter and ask a pharmacist to provide you with something that has the active ingredient “Magnesium hydroxide”. My theory if you can swallow it, its safe to go on your face, I recommend using this as matte primer before you apply foundation, or apply before you sleep then rinse off in the morning, this should leave oily at bay and may prevent acne from appearing (no promise there). If you have combo skin, apply and tap gently on areas where you get oily (T-Zone most likely), this is a whitish liquid so blend until everything looks in-synergy with the skin then follow on with foundation and makeup routine. The most famous brand is called “Phillips Milk of Magnesia” – can be found on eBay but shipping isn’t cheap.
If anything try your closest pharmacy for a different brand which contains Magnesium Hydroxide.

Acne prone skin, ask your pharmacist for an active ingredient called “Benzoyl peroxide” (Water-Based Gel)
This is used as an aid in the treatment of acne. (I think this may be better then "Retin-A")
The most famous brand available in Australia is called "Benzac AC".
"AC" is the initials for Acrylates Colpolymer beads which act to absorb oils and release glycerin to moisturise dry/irritated skin. Apply Benzac AC to affected areas once or twice daily or as directed by your doctor. It is recommended if your new to this product start with 2.5% or 5% Benzac (can be used a matte primer as well).
The following is the warning message on this product:
* Keep away from eyes, lips, mouth and sensitive area of the
neck. If excessive swelling, irritation, redness or peeling occurs
discontinue use. If it persists consult your doctor.
* Avoid excessive exposure to sunlight or other sources of
ultra-violet light.
* Benzoyl peroxide can cause fabric to discolour on contact. Use
with care.

This may dry out your skin so use Cetaphil, QV or Eucerin hydration product to help retain skin moisture

Well that’s another cheap product discloser to you’all who do/don’t have oily skin – if you don’t have acne, good for you! Share this info with friends who have oily skin, this is considered a pharmaceutical product, it could be appealing to the male gender (not makeup).

I hope that was helpful -- I know you’re bored --- thank you for reading till now! Lol :D …. With S2

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Urban Decay Fake Naked Vs. Real Palette

There is fake URBAN DECAY NAKED PALETTE, please beware. The top palette is REAL (I bought this at ULTA US$48 before tax). The bottom is fake I got it on EBAY for $32. The ebay seller said that the palette was a LAHERON makeup special edition palette without the primer potion, but when I got it, boy it was such a disappointment. You can just feel it in the packaging, one is lighter and more fragile then the other.
When you see "LAHERON" or "NO PRIMER POTION" or "Limited edition", on the eBAY description, theres a 99% chance its fake, because there is no such thing

There’s more sparkle in the real palette and the colours are more vibrant and smooth, but in comparison the fake palette is very decent in pigmentation for its price

There were some great pigmentation in the fake palette especially the darker colours. Can you tell the difference if these colours were on your eyes?

The velvet on the real one is more smoother in texture and red brownish colour is more vibrant . The fake not as smooth. The NAKED gold font has more shiny and vibrant in comparison to the fake

The fake brush is significantly lighter in weight then the real. The bristles on the real brush is more pink the fake is whiter

I have not even used it, and the font has already rubbed off on the fake brush

left fake - right real

Hope that helped with "IS THERE FAKE URBAN DECAY?" the answer is YES! But fake or real the only significant difference is the lighter colours in palette, the brown velvet on the packaging, and the weight of the product.

Overall I think pigmentation for the darker colours in the fake palette is just as good as the real one as long as you have a good eye primer. If they weren't so lazy to redesign, repackage, rename and remarket this product properly instead of making a direct copy, this palette would sell like hot cakes!!

I've found the original website which sells all fake counterfeit, and this palette is ony $11.90, that is one of the cheapest nude natural eyeshadow palette I've seen on the market

Below is the site where you can purchase the fake palette:
I am not affiliated with this sit, just wanted to tell you makeup fans to be aware of buying fake counterfeit products from this site or if you find something this ridiculously cheap online there's a high chance it's FAKE


1st of all wait for the delivery of your palette

1. Log into paypal
2. Under the "My accounts" tab, click into "Resolution Centre"
3. Click onto "dispute a transaction" which is written inside a Yellow orangey box
4. chose "item dispute" - "continue"
5. Find your paypal reciept transaction ID # for that palette you've paid for, then copy that # into the "Transaction ID" Box, then click "find transaction ID" and "continue"
6. write down the reason for dispute
If you're lucky the seller might let you keep the fake palette and also refund you your money


Le Boy Chanel Handbag Collection - 2011

Coming this Fall, a whole new line of Chanel bags to covet. Based on a hunting cartridge style originally carried by Coco Chanel herself, the new Chanel Boy bags are made to embody the androgynous charm the designer was known for.
“Chanel used men’s underwear to make dresses; she had this boyish attitude, in fact it is the very spirit of Chanel. She got it from Boy Capel, the great love of her life, which, incidentally, explains why the new bag is called the Boy Chanel,” Karl Lagerfeld explains of his inspiration.

The Boy Chanel is produced in three sizes, the smallest functioning as a purse and the largest as a tote. Staying true to Chanel, the colors palette includes a flat red, deep black, intense grey, lead green, and clean ivory in glazed calfskin. Price range is $2500 – $4300 and the bags will hit Chanel boutiques in September

Saturday, September 3, 2011

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Recommended Sites, for beauty products and Fashion

All websites below are some of the cheapest online prices i have ever seen, I have bought from a few of them and i Love some of them, its all authentic
Sigma Brushes are great dupes for High end makeup brushes (like MAC) but at great affordable prices.

My fav trust worthy NARS Ebay seller, she buys NARS from Thailand high end shopping center, cheaper then retail price in Australia, ask her if she ships to your country
fast shipping and cheap then RRP in Australia
My Fav Korean product Ebay store, trustworthy and authentic
They only ship makeup to the USA, but clothing they may ship internationally. Its like another Myer/David Jones online - American based
USA makeup store, so if you are American your lucky, I don't think they ship to Australia
Very cheap makeup with limited stock/ old stock/ limited edition item, lots of high end makeup brands - they ship to Australia
UK online shop, please convert the dollar before buying, it could surprise you, but I love the variety they hav, and i think its free shipping
Hong Based cosmetic website - with purchases over a certain about shipping is free. Its cheap if you're looking for asian makeup, with high end brands its still cheaper then Australia, may be equivalent to USA.


This isn't the most beautiful topic, but I bet this question has been subconsciously there in everyone’s mind.
Spraying heaps of perfume, lighting up incense and using disinfectant after going to the toilet are the many ways we mask the bad feces smell. Everyone knows what bad bowel smell + lots of floral perfume smells like (smells eeewww!! LOL)
Theory has it lighting up a matchstick neutralize odors. Scientist states smell is subjective, meaning it's possible the "match effect" is in our heads. However, if you're willing to play along and assume a match really does work, there are a few possible reasons why.
When a match is struck, it produces sulfur dioxide, a "very pungent substance, to which the smell receptors are extremely sensitive." MadSci explains, "You can smell a minute amount of sulfur dioxide, but when you have done so, you will not smell anything else for a while." So, the match doesn't really get rid of the odor -- it just covers it up, or turn off your sense of smell for a few minutes. A few more theory - "oxidation of smelly substances in the flame" and "absorption of smelly substances onto the smoke."
The TV show "MythBusters" covered this topic and concluded that matches mask the methyl mercaptan found in flatulence and feces. So, a match may not eliminate odors, but it will push them to the background. Most of the time, that's good enough.
For all travelers who are sharing a bathroom/toilet, bring some matchstick on your next trip, light a few match stick after doing your business or after some heavy vomiting, while the flame is still burning slowly move the fire in circular motion around the toilet seat, repeat this step a few times, then flush. If the odor is still strong light up more matches, then flush, no-one would notice what business you were up to before they stepped into the toilet. (Just don't bring matches onto planes! buy them at your destination/s!).
If you find flushing burnt wood into our drainage system is not eco-friendly, bring a bowl of water with you before/after entering the toilet, lighting up matches without dipping it into water just doesn't get rid of the smell correctly.
Even at home, keep match boxes in the toilet, its much better then using perfume spray, which just mask the smell. I really don’t know how it works but personally, the burning wood in water and smoke does something in the air which distinguish the feces smell

Sunday, June 26, 2011

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Welcome to our blog. We’re twins as you have noticed. We’re interested in anything that is glamorous & stylish which makes you feel beautiful from the inside out!
We are amateurs at makeup and styling however it’s our passion, so please excuse any of our comments if you disagree; it’s all our personal opinion and experience. We grew up with parents who are both seamstress, and have encountered many different styles while growing up; hence we’re pretty confident in knowing what’s Hot and what’s Not.
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