Tinted Moisturizer? BB Cream?? or Foundation??

Are you a fan of Tinted Moisturizer or BB Cream or Foundation??

I’m a fan of BB Cream.. I can still recall how i doubt the effect of a BB cream when it was first introduced to me..

“Is it that magical!?”

“If BB Cream can do wonder then what is concealer??”

“It sounds so harmful!”

But after i tried using once.. ( i remember i was like.. “ok should i put on concealer first or bb cream first??!” LOL!!!) i fell madly in love with it… It really works like magic! From then on, i no longer rely on concealer..

So what’s the diff between all of them?? See below pic..

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I grabbed below pic from Kiehl’s FB page! and I find it quite true to description. I ever tried Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer and indeed the coverage was not as good as my regular BB cream (from Ettusais). But it definitely gives my face a dewy look! When i still have my tinted moisturizer then, i used it as a makeup base before i put on my BB cream. As for moisturized or not, its not like i can tell immediately.. but it doesn’t make my skin drier than dry, that makes me very happy already! LOL..

I seldom use foundation as I feel that it will clogged pore to insane extend! The most i used is probably a mineral loose powder after putting on my BB cream.. Why? no particular reason.. Purely because my BB cream is too fair for me and i need my loose powder to darkened my complexion! HAHAHAH.. till i finished this BB cream, I’m not gona throw it away…

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March Trove – Red Carpet

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M for March! March for my BIRTHDAY!! & mom’s!! Totally in love with March!! Sorry for this VERY VERY late post! i got this trove on time in feb but i cant recall exect date because i was too excited about my trip then!!

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FruityLite! i like this.. i get to know this drink from my mom!! my mom bought this several months ago and i tried it! it taste almost like lemon tea, very refreshing! as for the slimming effect… ehem… effective things never taste yummy!! that’s my belief! hahahaa…

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Next we have this GoldKiwi set.. its actually a miniature toner/moisturizer set.

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GELPRESSO!!! Yeah! remember i had a blue one before?? now i have a nude one! This is really very waterproof!! mad in love with this!!!

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This is really very waterproof!! mad in love with this!!!

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BelleWave Visionergy ATP Cell Activating Serum!

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To me, its another anti-wrinkle serum.. but its seems pretty powerful! hee.. guess i’ll let me mom try and keep me updated!

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Mask from My Beauty Diary! I think everyone is pretty familiar with this already.. and if u asked me again, i will still say this is a good mask! 🙂

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Two little Eau de toilette… one from DKNY & another from burberry.. Both are nice!

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Here come my favourite product!! Laura Mercier’s tinted moisturiser in creme compact size!!! Now i can have dewy look again!!!20130302-150812.jpg

See.. this small compact size can let me carry it around without much effort! Only problem could be the sponge.. the creme is too compact that the sponge have to be kept separately.. 20130302-150843.jpg

As usual, there’s a little magazine in every month’s trove.. and this month, i like this pg most.. it’s a 10 day beauty count down! man! time to get beautiful!

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heee.. and a little note that makes my day!

and u see!!! I’ve make good use of all trove boxes!!

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October Bellabox – Happy Birthday!

First thing first.. My apologise for the not so good resolutions pictures that you are going to see in this post! i think must be due to the battery running low!

This month’s bellabox came in RED! you know why?? my guess is .. Bellabox 1st Birthday!! Tho this post is late but its nvr really too late to share joy & happiness!

Im glad i din really cancelled my subscription this month else i’ll be missing out all these darlings~ This month bellabox was a really special one to me! WHY? cuz i bought it at $7.50 only – that’s more than 50% off!!! Actually i had already cancelled my subscription in early sept then i saw a IRRESITABLE deal from (can’t rmb which) a website and decided to re-subscribe again!!! But no gaurantee that i wun cancel it anytime soon! haha!

I’m not really very surprise to see what i have becuz somehow, it was already revealed before i got my box. no excitement but doesn’t mean i don’t like it!!

Only 3 brand in Oct box. Nuxe, Bioderma & Laura Mercier!

24hr Moisturizing Body Lotion from NUXE!

A 24hr concentration of moisture withwith an ultra-fluid texture to caress dry skins. It is absorbed instantly leaving no greasy effect. Comfort and suppleness are restored to the skin. It is soft and feels like silk.

Tried and i think it smells great.. it has got this very strong sunflower oil scent! i believe this scent is one scent that either u love it or u hate it. B’cuz it can be quite oerwhelming for some people, like my mom. haha!

Seriously, no greasy feeling after application and no stickiness too! it doesnt feels like silk but it’s as good as wearing those perfumed lotion.. 😀

Cost?.. S$38 for 200ml

Face & Body Ultra-Rich Cleaneing Gel from NUXE!

This Rich Cleansing Gel for the face and body is creamy with a delicious honey fragrance, for the daily care of dry and sensitive skin, while respecting the skin’s hydrolipidic film. Enjoy a moment of pampering in the shower.

Seriously.. i cant smell honey!! but again the sunflower scent is in here.. is this the signature smell of NUXE product???? O_O

This shower gel is for dry & sensitive skin user but i think anyone can just try it.. my skin is not dry but its sensitive.. i don’t feel anything special about it but the sunflower scent makes mi felt a little de-stress each time i shower.. oooh-la-la~

Did i mention? this rich shower gel is is soap-free!

Cost?…S$38 for 200ml

Multi-Usage Dry Oil from NUXE!

98.1% of the ingredients in this Dry Oil are of natural origin, it is a unique combination of 30% Precious Plant Oils and Vitamin E to nourish, repair and soften your face, body and hair in a single step. Your face and body are left feeling soft and silky. Your hair is supple, soft and shines with health.

Again, the signature scent is found in this little bottle.

How to use this oil? Just apply this Dry Oil to your face, body and hair! You can mix a drop of Dry Oil with your usual foundation for easier glide-on application with no sticky effect. Or spray a little Dry Oil into the palm of your hand then gently tousle your hair for a natural result. If you like, you can also sprinkle a few drops of Dry Oil into your bath for a truly relaxing experience, that is if u have a bathtub!

Cost?… S$68 for 100ml

  

Bioderma Makeup Remover!

Soothing non-rinse cleanser & make-up remover. It is fragrance-free, alcohol-free & no phenoxyethanol.. Perfectly cleanses and removes make-up from the face and eyes. Guarantees excellent tolerance, soothes irritated skin and minimises redness. Provides an immediate feeling of freshness!

I’ve not use this remover so can’t really comment much, maybe until i used it then i’ll share more with you? OK, tried this last night and just moments ago. This little bottle is really fragrance-free and water base! i used about 3 cotton pad to remove my makeup till completely clean. No tight feeling after that and skin does feel clean! This will be good on my lazy days – where i can just sit and watch TV while i remove my makeup!

If you asked me, i think i will get one of this if i get to see it. 😀 *thumbs up*

Cost?…S$15.90 for 100ml

MY MOST ANTICIPATED ITEM!! Laura Mercier’s tinted moisturizer with SPF20!!

This sheer, lightweight formula moisturizes the skin softening fine, dry lines, while adding a smooth, healthy glow to your complexion leaving a natural, dewy finish. Providing broad spectrum SPF 20 UVA/UVB sunscreen protection from the harmful, damaging rays of the sun, Tinted Moisturizer features an antioxidant vitamin complex that acts a free radical scavenger to protect the skin from even the most aggressive effects of the environment. Perfect for all skin types, Tinted Moisturizer is extremely long-wearing and remains colour true.

Used this afternoon before heading out to meet my beau! What i think? GOOD! hahaha!

I applied this after my moisturizer.. OK, i know what u are thinking.. this is already a (tinted) moisturizer why would i still use one?? actually i’m a little kiasu! i still think its better to complete my regular daily regimes and it makes me feel more protected too! To me, tinted moisturizer is more like a moisturized foundation. So, of cuz i would still use my moisturizer before foundation. But as compared to a foundation, this is less better in coverage. If you are looking for something with good coverage, this is not for u.

Back to what i did, i applied this, after my moisturizer, like a makeup base! then i tap on my bb cream (concealer) on spots and finish it off w my mineral loose powder. How do i look? MARVELLOUS of course!!! hahaha! i feel nothing too special when i first apply (application was really smooth and easy i must say!), in fact i din feel it was lightweight.. but after my makeup is almost set (i watched a bit of TV, before looking at the mirror again – need to make sure i look ok before stepping out of my house!! hahahah) i got a shock.. my complexion looks really …  RADIANT & DEWY! i think i like this tinted moisturizer.. but if i need to buy it myself.. probably have to wait till the time is ripe! LOL~

Cost?… S$68 for 40ml!

A little treats & tips from Laura tooo!  Guess i’m heading to Sephora sooon!

OK NEXT!! Birthday Present!!!

  

guess what’s that???

Bellabox Mirror!! good to carry around!! slim and light weight!! hahahah! erm.. but it has a really stink smell! Because of the material i guess.. just need to get used to it and let it “mix” with natural air for some time…

Last but not least… a S$5 voucher for you to spend at Beauty by Nature!! that makes my box sort of like only $2.50!?

If you like to have a bellabox too, you can subscribe yours HERE!