October 24, 2013

Ingredipedia

I thought I’d start a new series – and I am calling it “Ingredipedia” or “Ingredipedia Time”, still considering whether to include the “Time” word or not. The idea is to introduce, talk about, give you an idea of the ingredients that are probable to be used in a product. It is a combination of the words “ingredients” + “encyclopedia” hence the “ingredipedia”. Perhaps it’s the science/research self in me that inspired me but also just to share with you, knowledge that should be more readily provided instead of being hidden away.

I hope you'll join me in this new adventure. I am compiling ingredients all the time nowadays and to understand further the benefits/dangers of each ingredient. Some may be harder to find information on than some others. Along the way, I hope that we can give feedback to one another.

Most parts I am interested in the herbal/plants nutrients ingredients, though I would definitely include some of the other non-herbal ones just so we all could understand and learn from it all.

This will be a learning curve for me as well. I am someone who has to write it down or talk about it with others of like-minds for the information to stick. Oh and yes I do enjoy it if the information gets spread around, too.

Some ingredients that will pop up include (but not restricted to):

      • niaouli
      • sage, clary
      • angelica
      • calendula
      • cinnamon
      • bergamot
      • acerola
      • aloe vera
      • tea (black, green, red, white, etc)
      • avocado
      • tocopherol
      • allantoin
      • geranium
      • carrot
      • coconut

and many more I have in mind!!

For each ingredient/herb, I will mention:

      • also known as (its common/scientific names, its other names in other words)
      • where it is found
      • description or perhaps a picture
      • parts used
      • uses (foodwise, medicinal or cosmetics-wise)
      • contains…
      • what it does/its actions

What do you think? Would you be interested for me to gather this and make it an “ingredipedia”?

Any suggestion is welcomed :)

This will be a long and winding road, I can just feel it… but one has got to start somewhere, right!?

 

Also, would you like me to still have this series here or publish it on a different blog?

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PS. The word has been created by me to describe the topics I am about to cover in future posts

October 22, 2013

BEAUTYBAY.com Wishlist

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1. Artdeco Bronzing Glow Blusher

Look at the detail on this blush! Want. It.

2. Artdeco Colour & Art Blusher

3. Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Make Up

Heard great things about it and I’m a foundation addict, so this would be nice to try

4. Urban Decay Black Market 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil 6 Piece Collection

5. Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette

6. Japonesque brushes – this one is the 150 degrees Contour brush

Not only a makeup addict but also brushes collector, I can imagine my love for this brush already

7. Artdeco Bronzing Powder Art Design 13

Just like the blusher, oh my, this bronzer… makes me just want to look at it and smile.

 

Other brands/things that interest me from beautybay.com include: Louise Young brushes… CargoCloud Nine… ok, I won’t go on.

Hope everyone is having a lovely week.

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October 14, 2013

Mani Monday: Speckled Barracuda

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Base: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure – Barracuda

Application is slightly streaky and thin on first coat. It takes about 2-3 coats for a nice opaque blue that we are all going after. This is a baby blue creme shade.

Top: Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat – Wool Lite

First application may leave you only with a few fuzzy bits, but 2-3 coats give it a more crowded fuzzyness.

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Just thought that the combination of the two colours give it such a sweet and fun look for Spring! I have officially fallen in love with this pale baby blue shade, been wearing the shade on its own for few weeks now!

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October 10, 2013

Be Gone Tired Eyes! with Clarins NEW Instant Concealer

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Where have you been all my life!? Clarins, I’m impressed!

Though I am not usually one who is too concerned about my under eye, be it wrinkles or lines or dark under eye areas… I am not denying the fact that my under eye area is far from perfect. I get one of those blueish tinge of line that can make me look forever tired (un-fresh) if I am not careful. I may also get the occasional puffiness. I have now started using eye cream, but that’s worth another post. This, however, is worth a mention in an instant!

Clarins Instant Concealer Smoothing, Long-Lasting Revives Tired Eyes

This skin-smoothing formula visibly conceals dark circles for a brighter, even and refreshed look throughout the day. Medium to full coverage.

A cream concealer that instantly refreshes the eyes, hides dark circles, smooths and soothes the eye contour, reducing puffiness to illuminate the eyes in a single step, with a result that lasts all day long.

The concealer’s colour works on the surface like a ‘veil’. Its hue is opposite of that of the dark circle so that it ‘neutralizes’ the dark circle and allows the skin to regain a natural looking skin-tone.

Made in France

15ml

Price AU$38

Comes in shades: 01 Light, 02 Medium, 03 Dark

Now to surprise the heck out of myself and you… The shade I have is in 03 Dark and it works. I mean it, I am schocked!!

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It comes in a no fuss 15ml tube, I have had no clogging or issue whatsoever. Sturdy screw cap too and you need tiny bit each time.

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Bare face – bare eyes

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Dab few dots on the blueish areas (which happens to be my main concerns, the areas I want to cancel out and conceal)

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And wah-lah!

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Hope this has been helpful for those who may be on the look out for a new under eye concealer, or those with similar concern about their under eye areas.

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Available this October – NOW

 

Disclaimer: The product has been provided for review consideration. Honest review always. No photoshopping involved. It speaks for itself.

Current Favourite Nail Colours

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How did I end up with loving these shades this September/October Spring months… I can’t exactly tell you, I just know I love them so much that I keep rotating these shades during these couple of months. Seriously!

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Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Cerise

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Barracuda

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Have you ever just get obsessed over some colours? And yes, all finishes are of the ‘creme’ finish.

These are the colours I am utterly obsessing over at this current time! Australian summer has proven to come much faster by skipping Spring altogether… some days it feels so.

 

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October 7, 2013

Mani Monday: Beating the Blues with Pacific Blue

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Lately I’ve been on a quest to get the blues of the blues in nail polishes. Something about the coolness of it against my warm skin that makes me go “ooh” or others go “what a colour!”

This is nonetheless, a gorgeous blue shade by the name Pacific Blue from Sally Hansen.

Perfect for Spring, Summer or anytime you just want to beat the Monday Blues. I look at my nails and smile. Really.

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