Tuesday, April 15, 2014

[Beauty Review] : Make Up For Ever HD Blush (Second Skin Cream Blush)


Assalamualaikum and hello my darlings! :)

I feel like I haven't reviewed any make up items for so long! Haha okay i'm just exaggerating. :P today I want to review a new product from Make Up For Ever that I have been trying out for almost a month already, the Make Up For Ever HD Blush, Second Skin Cream Blush. This is the latest version of the HD Blush. The older version which is packaged in a bottle will be discontinued. I am not sure what the difference are between these two, but I am going to review this new love of mine. I was reading online that these shades are actually  the Spring Collection for 2014. ;)


Make Up For Ever (MUFE) HD Blush is created for HD technology (hence the name) to create a flawless and no visible texture finish. Nowadays High Definition technology is vital especially for photography or videography. The blush comes with 15 shades to choose from and yes you will be spoilt for choices. ^_^ Click HERE for all the shades selection! 

215 (Flamingo Pink) is actually a pink blush. It really does not look like a pink blush but when I swatched it on my skin, it is a pink shade. This will be a good blush for a fresh and everyday look. 

320 (English Rose) is a rosy, pinkish with a bit of coral in it. It is a warm tone blush that will look great if you are a medium skin tone. I tried this on and it gives me a wonderful glow!

410 (Coral) is a straight up coral shade. It is so gorgeous! You might think it is a bit too bright in the pan, but you can sheer it out, no worries. If you are creating a glowy and dewy look, I highly suggest this shade. The perfect shade for spring and summer!


Lets take a look at the swatches!


The blush is pigmented but you can blend it out to get the natural effect on your skin. The tone might look similar, but when you look closely the shades are different in their own way. The blush has no shimmer in it and it is a semi-matte finish. The cream blushes are creamy and easy to blend. What I like about these blushes is that they look natural on top of my powder foundation. You know sometimes how it is when you apply cream product on a powdered surface. It will get cakey and powdery! But these blushes do not do that. I usually apply the blush using my fingers but I saw the make-up artist used a brush too. As for longevity, the cream blush does stays on my cheeks for quite a long time. I would say it stays on 6-8 hours. But if you really want a longer staying power, apply the cream blush first then follow by a swipe of powder blush on top of the cream blush. 


   PRICE   
RM125

   WEIGHT/SIZE   
2.8g

   MADE IN   
Italy

   AVAILABILITY   
Sephora (all outlets)


So, are you gonna get these? I don't have many experience with cream blushes, but this is definitely a great product. It's a thumbs up in my beauty diary. ^_^

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For more information on Make Up Forever, please visit these links :

MUFE Facebook Page Malaysia  : https://www.facebook.com/Makeupforevermy
Instagram : @makeupforevermy

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Till then,

xoxo,
Sabby Prue


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Monday, April 14, 2014

My Date With Beauty @ The Great Guardian Makeover 2014



Assalamulaikum and hello lovelies!

I'm sorry for the lack of posts (last week) as I am not feeling so well. I've been having migraine, dry cough and sore throat for the whole week. And actually I am still suffering from sore throat and be coughing like crazy. T_T  But I do feel a lot better today, no worries. :) Have you heard of The Great Guardian Makeover before? I've heard about it last year by reading some of my blogger friends blog but this year I was there! Woot woot! But the Great Guardian Makeover has been around since 2008 and by each year, the number of participants has grown tremendously. The purpose of this event is to help their consumers to look and feel good from inside out. Hey hey, you can never say no to a beauty related event, right? :D During the event in One Utama, over 1500 people were there to enjoy the activities and of course the special discounts. The theme for this year is 'My Date With Beauty' where participants were given makeover, goodie bag and a personalized photo. How to join the Great Guardian Makeover? Customer needs to purchase products from Guardian worth RM20 and above including one (1) participating brand in a single receipt were entitled to one (1) Makeover Ticket priced at RM10.

The emcee for the day, Dilly and JD. Very funny duo! :D

There were a 'Happy' dance performance during the opening ceremony. The song 'Happy' by Pharell is so infectious, I'm in love with the song!

Wiida enjoying her makeover session

There was a makeover session to all the participants where they can choose to opt for nude or glamourous make-up look. And also hairstyles that they can choose, I think there's about 6 hairstyles they can choose from. It was fun seeing these girls getting their make-up and hair done! But I did not get any makeover because I wasn't feeling so good that day and as the matter of fact, I already have make up on. HAHA *ok not funny*  The hair and makeup partner for this event is A Cut Above Academy and they provided 20 make-up artists and hairstylist to create magic for the participants. I definitely saw happy faces that day, satisfied with their makeover! ;)

There were 18 brands participated in the Great Guardian Makeover such as L'oreal Paris, Maybelline New York, Alcon, Avene, Bio Essence, BioGrow Oat BG22, Biore, Blackmores, Brands,Dermatix, Enchanteur, Hada Labo, Nano White, Neutrogena, Nivea, Oslee, Palmer's and Safi. There were many great deals, great discounts on that day. Kalau dah gila beauty stuff, tak payah kata lah kan! :P Seriously I am not kidding! I managed to get a few things, just small few thing. *hehehe*

A Cut Above Academy also demonstrated Air Brush Make-up and Special Effect Makeup to the public.

Innanie checking her cholesterol level at BioGrow Oat BG22 booth. I did mine too, my result is unbelievable! I really need to take care of my health. :(



To make it more exciting, the Great Guardian Makeover organized two (2) online contest where the winner will walk away with a designer bag! Say whattttttt :D The first contest is PhotoBox Contest on Facebook where participants need to pose creatively with the given props at the photobooth at the Great Guardian Makeover event in One Utama, LIKE the Guardian Facebook Page. Look for your photo in the "PhotoBox Contest" photo album and tag yourself in the photo. Upload the photo as your profile picture in your Facebook account and you might win a designer bag worth RM1640! ^_^

Ignore my duckface -_-  *facepalm*


The second contest is Instagram Contest where you need to follow Guardian in Instagram @guardianmalaysia, snap a selfie and submit the photo and in 20 words, define "What Makes You Beautiful" Tag @guardianmalaysia and #GuardianBeauties and you could walk away with a designer bag worth RM1140! If you don't know what selfie is, let me show you...... hahahahaha :P

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Muka-muka syok sendiri macam ini lah. :P *bahahahaha*


Both of the contests will end on 30th April, please take note. ehehe :P


A big thanks to Guardian for organizing an awesome event (plus the wonderful goodies! :D)  And also to The Butterfly Project for inviting me. I'm a happy girl. ^_^

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For more information on Guardian, please visit these links :

Official Website : https://www.guardian.com.my/
Instagram : @guardianmalaysia

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Till then,

xoxo,
Sabby Prue


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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Exclusive Preview of Zodiac Series by XES Signature


Assalamualaikum and hello darlings!


Now, I want to let you know that besides make up and skincare, I have a 'thing' with shoes. I love collecting shoes even though I am not going to wear all of my them. Typical girls situation. :P If you love shoes, then you probably know about the Malaysian International Shoe Festival 2014 (MISF) that was held on the 27th till 30th of March 2014 in PWTC, Kuala Lumpur.  I bet the event was a success every year because this year is already the 5th year! Kudos! ^_^  I have never been to any MISF before because I always thought it is crowded (I don't like crowded places). But when I got the invitation for an exclusive preview from XES Signature, of course I'd say yes! Hihi :P


XES Signature launched their new collection called Zodiac Collection during the 2nd day of the MISF.  The Zodiac Series is designed to represent each woman's personality based on the 12 zodiac stars. XES Signature has a vision to create a more up scale design with the elements of glamourous and fun to make it more appealing to consumers are now trendier. Lets take a look at the Zodiac Series by XES Signature, I'm sure you gonna like some of them. :)


CANCER
(RP : RM139.90)
For the gentle and caring, mysterious, loyal, adaptive and responsive kinda girl. The designs are feminine, vintage and pretty with the touch of metallic shade. Available in black and purple.


CAPRICORN
(RP : RM139.90)
For the timeless, realistic, efficient, ambitious and mature.  Definitely a great pair to be worn during an exclusive event or a glamourous night out. Available in red and black.


SAGITTARIUS
(RP : RM149.90)
For the creative, adventurous, highly intelligent, thoughtful and humorous. A comfortable peep-toe wedges with woven-like material. Great for casual outing with jeans or pants. Available in black and beige.


GEMINI
(RP : RM139.90)
Characteristics of a Gemini is energetic, clever, imaginative, witty and likes to be in the centre of the attention. This design comes in 2 colours, black and white. Suitable for a night out of fun!


LEO
(RP : RM149.90)
Personalities of a Leo includes ambitious, confident, loyal, encouraging and relax. Leo loves to stand out from the rest and the printed pattern on the wedges certainly does that. Available in black and beige.


LIBRA
(RP : RM149.90)
Balance, graceful, diplomatic, idealistic and hospitable is the personalities of a Libra. The crossover ankle straps is sexy, don't you think so? Available in black and red.


ARIES
(RP : RM139.90)
Aries is known to be independent, courageous, generous, optimistic and enthusiastic. This peep-toe heel with printed pattern is adorable! Available in black and beige.



TAURUS
(RP : RM149.90)
Personalities of a Taurus are persistent, loyal, patient and dependable. These wedges are perfect for daily use without looking too dressed down. Available in black and beige.


SCORPIO
(RP : RM139.90)
Personalities of a Scorpio are discipline, reflective, passionate, resourceful and dynamic. Open toe stilettos is the way to go for a casual but presentable look. Available in black and white.


AQUARIUS
(RP : RM139.90)
The combination of two colours in this design makes it easy to pair it up with any outfit. Dedicated to the Aquarius who are inventive, clever, original,humanitarian and a forward-thinker. Available in black and red.



PISCES
(RP : RM149.90)
I can describe this design as fun because of the stripes pattern. Suitable for the Pisces who are energetic, compassionate, able, devoted and energetic. Available in cream and black. 


VIRGO
(RP : RM139.90)
Virgo's personalities are practical, precise, analytical, helpful and reliable. For those who are looking for a classic style, go for this design. Available in black and red.


XES booth at MISF



We were then escorted to XES booth to collect our shoes. ^_^ Thank you so much XES, I love it as it is very comfortable. :) Oh if you are wondering, I chose the Sagittarius design. ;)



Sabrina and Sabrina. ^_^ Thanks for inviting me dear! :) If you girls love any of these shoes, check out XES stores nearby and see it for yourself! ;)

Click HERE for store locator! :)

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For more information on XES, please visit these links :

Official Website : http://www.xesshoes.com.my/
Official Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/xesshoes


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Till then,

xoxo,
Sabby Prue





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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

New Zealand : From Our Land To Your Table


Assalamualaikum and hello lovelies! :)


2 weeks ago I attended a cooking demonstration with Nadia Lim, New Zealand Masterchef winner alongside my blogger friends. It was such a fun and intimate event that we can really interact with Nadia while she is cooking. Nadia Lim was here in the conjunction of the New Zealand Week in Malaysia. She cooked awesome food using New Zealand's best ingredients and I will talk you through the recipe if you are interested to try them out!  ^_^  The cooking demonstration is held in Berjaya University College of Hospitality. Berjaya University College of Hospitality is Malaysia's premier university college specializing in Hospitality, Tourism and Services Industry. If you or your siblings, or even your children is looking for a university that provides education on hospitality, tourism, culinary, pattiserie, events, golf, retail and business, you might want to pay Berjaya University College of Hospitality a visit. 


Berjaya University College of Hospitality
Level 11 West, Berjaya Times Square,
No. 1 Jalan Imbi
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 03 2687 7000
Fax : 03 2687 7001

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For more information on Berjaya University College of Hospitality, kindly visit these sites :

Official Website : http://www.berjaya.edu.my
Official Facebook Page : berjaya.edu.my/facebook
Official Twitter : berjaya.edu.my/twitter

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Okay, lets get into the cooking demonstration, shall we? :)

Nadia Lim's book, Good Food Cook Book emphasizes on easy, healthy and delicious recipes. Just a little fact, Nadia's father is a Malaysian Chinese and her mother is a Kiwi. So yeah, that makes her a Malaysian. :) I always feel proud and happy whenever I met someone who is successful and a Malaysian too! :D  Nadia Lim has a new venture called 'My Food Bag' which is a home delivery business that provides healthy ingredients (groceries) for her customers to promote healthy eating. Click HERE to find out more about 'My Food Bag' 


So what's the menu? ;)


GREEN COLADA

2 - 2 1/2 cups cubes fresh ripe pineapple (frozen)
1 ripe banana (frozen)
1 1/2 - 2 cups chopped spinach leaves (leaves only)
1 small ripe avocado
Juice of a lime
1 1/2 cups water or Mill Orchard apple juice

HOW TO :
Blend everything together until smooth! 


This is so refreshing and cooling. Yummy, this is so goooooooooood! :)


CHOCOLATE AVOCADO MOUSSE

2 medium firm ripe avocados
200g dark chocolate (cut into smaller pieces)
2-3 tbsps of honey
1/2 cup of milk, water or coconut milk
Fresh berries and grated chocolate for garnish

HOW TO :
1. Melt chocolate in a double boiler.
2. Mix avocado, melted chocolate, honey and liquid into a food processor and blend until smooth.
3.  Spoon into serving glasses and refrigerated for 10 - 15 minutes. 
4. Garnish with berries and grated chocolate.

If you love chocolate, you would definitely love this dessert. It is very creamy and chocolatey! ;)


SALMON AND AVOCADO TARTARE

Fresh  King Salmon fillet (skin removed and pin-boned)
1 1/2 tbsps chopped capers
2 tbsps finely minced shallots
2 tbsps finely chopped chives
1 tbsp finely chopped dill
Juice of 1 lemon
2 firm ripe avocadoes (diced into 1cm cubes)
1 tbsp of Village Press Infused Garlic Olive Oil
Flaky Sea Salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Rice wafers from Rutherford & Meyer and Beetroot Relish from Maison Tree (to serve) 

HOW TO :

1. Finely diced salmon into 0.5 - 1 cm cubes


2. Mix diced salmon, capers, shallots, chives, dill and lemon zest together. This mixture can be kept in the fridge until you are ready to serve.
3. Mix in the mixture with lemon juice, olive oil, avocado, flaky sea salt and black pepper when you are ready to serve.

4. To serve, divide the mixture into 4 parts and pack into 4 small ramekins or tea cups. Press mixture gently but firmly wit the back of a spoon. Invert each tartare on individual plates. 

5. Serve with rice wafers and beetroot relish on the side.

This Salmon and Avocado Tartare is to die for. It is refreshing and the salmon is so good. I can totally taste the freshness and yes I love salmon, so this is right up in my alley. All the flavours mix well together and create a wonderful taste in my mouth. I would definitely try this out once again! :)

Thank you so much Nadia for being awesome, it was a pleasure meeting and watching you cook. Good lock for your future projects! :)

We got to bring home this yummy cookies! ;)

And also this Mystery Bag! Read this post if you want to know more about the Mystery Bag Challenge wher I created Smoke Salmon Mini Frittata recipe! ^_^


All of these food and beverage products from New Zealand is brought in by Awana Sanctuary (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. The family-owned company is established in 2009 and their vision is to introduced New Zealand's best produce to Malaysian consumers. They have a wide variety of New Zealands best products from brands such as The Village Press (producers of Fine New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil) and Rutherford & Meyer (products such as fruit paste, gourmet wafers, honey, waferbites and rice wafers).  

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For more information on Awana Sanctuary (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd, kindly visit these links :

Official Website : www.awanasanctuary.com
Official Facebook Page : www.facebook.com/AwanaSanctuaryMalaysia  


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Till then,

xoxo,
Sabby Prue



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