9 June 2015


Long time no see! I have been quite caught up with YouTube and BeautyBricks and have been longing for a little time to just sit down and write blogposts - but it has proved challenging to juggle so many things at once! I have so many new products I'd like to share and review, so watch this space! I will get them up, sooner or later (slap on the wrist)

Today I'm very lucky to be able to review and share my thoughts on the newly launched Shu Uemura Tokyo Doll Makeup Palette, specially designed to suit Asian skin tones and adhering to Asian beauty styles. 

The palette comes in a cute faux leather pouch designed by Japanese designer Feebee, and includes 
- 4 eyeshadows
- 2 blushes
- 4 lip colors
- 2 Dual ended brushes for multipurpose use

As you can see from the swatches, the colors are fairly pigmented with the exception of 'Soft Pink' blush which is literally what it is. For pale Asian skin tones, it would look very sheer and natural, however as you can see, even on my arm it is extremely subtle and light in color. 

The eyeshadow combinations are great - with two combinations, you have the choice of creating both daytime and evening looks. I'd say it does take a little time to blend the eyeshadow out completely. However, in terms of pigmentation and color combo I am very pleased. Not sure how much use I'd get out of the Crackling White Gold, but you never know, if you're going to a party, special occasion or date night it may come in handy! 

Here I am wearing Frosted Pink as a base and Matte Taupe on the outer corner

As for the lip colors, you have a selection of three pinks and one red - nothing too crazy or unwearable. I was extremely impressed with the lip color formula. Usually I find lip colors in travel palettes particularly sticky and not smooth enough - however the color glides on solidly on the lips and was fairly nourishing throughout the day (lasts about 7 hours but does end up a bit patchy by the 8th hour). 

Here I have on: Baby Pink

Here I have on: Fuchsia (applied lightly)

Brush 1: One small eyeshadow brush and larger Blush Brush

I love it when palettes come with fluffy eyeshadow brushes. Sponge-tip applicators annoy the heck out of me! The Blush Brush is a bit too tiny, but when I used my own blush brush I caught some eyeshadow pigment on it too. A flat brush may be easier to use with this palette if you're not a fan of the brushes that come with it. 

Brush 2: One sponge tip applicator and one lip brush

I hate sponge tip applicators. With a passion. 
However, this lip brush is amazing. Maybe it's due to the fact that I don't really own any lip brushes so I have nothing to compare it too, but I loved using this lip brush! It provides a very accurate application and is extremely soft. The lip color formula and this lip brush are a match made in heaven!

So that wraps up my review of the new Shu Uemura travel palette.
I hope it helps you out and see you in my next post!

Available in Airport Duty Free Stores across Asia

Disclaimer: I was not paid to write this post. The palette was kindly gifted to me by Triniti Communications for review/consideration. All opinions as always, are honest and completely my own. 

12 May 2015


It was honour to be invited to attend the Trésor Rare Flagship Boutique opening on Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. I also got to experience one of the most luxurious and incredibly effective facials ever with Trésor Rare products. 

Launching its first store in Hong Kong, Trésor Rare (French for 'Rare Treasure') is a luxury skincare brand with its products manufactured in laboratories under Swiss expertise. Featuring rare and elite ingredients ranging from diamond dust, deep water pearls, quality gold and sapphire blended with liposomes and minerals. It promises effectiveness for more youthful skin with no harmful chemicals and certified organic and natural. 

The new Trésor Rare boutique on Cameron Road

After a friendly SA greeted me and introduced me to all the skincare lines and background about Trésor Rare, I was taken into a breathtakingly beautiful room where I was to experience a facial treatment with their award-winning products. Before even mentioning my unforgettable facial treatment, I could not help but scan the room (secretly wanting my room to look like this). The whole room felt like a royal suite with European decor and even an exquisite vanity, silk bedding and cushioned walls. Venus, one of the lovely Trésor Rare beauty therapists, started off my facial treatment by removing my face makeup with a gentle foaming cleanser. She then applied a peel to my face, following up with the Express  Tightening Lifting Mask. The Express Lifting line contains a rare and unique blend of luxurious ingredients such as diamonds, pearls and gold to lift the skin for an age-defying effect. It only required a short span of 10 minutes before Venus removed the excess, and began massaging one side of my face (so I could see the difference afterwards). 

The massage was extremely soothing as Venus massaged my face in an upward lifting motion to increase the effectiveness of the lifting and tightening mask. 

Once the treatment was over, it was unbelievable to see the difference (although the lighting doesn't quite show it here). I could see the appearance of my pores reduced compared to the other side, as well as lift (it almost looks like I've had botox done on one side of my face - no kidding). The skin on the right side of my face definitely felt smoother and hydrated as the skincare absorbed better after the peel. The biggest improvement I saw was the lines running down from the side of my nose to my mouth were greatly reduced and weren't as deep. 

Even until the next day I could see a drastic difference - my skin was feeling plump and whatever I applied onto my skin absorbed evenly and effectively. I was so happy with my skin that I went makeup-free the few days following the treatment. 

Thank you Trésor Rare for this experience to try out one of the most luxurious skincare brands in the world! 

Shop B&C, G/F, Kam Ma Building
16 Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: 2623 3252

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*I was not paid to write this post. Tresor Rare was kind enough to invite me to trial their facial treatment whilst I got to know more about their products. All opinions are, as always, 100% honest and my own.