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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Overview: Lunasol Eyeshadow Palettes

After uploading the Lunasol video {below} on 9 December 2009, apart from review requests, one of the most FAQ-ed question during each Blog Sale is, "Why are you selling your XXX Lunasol palette?" Well, to cut through the chase, the simple answer is I do not like to keep something which I rarely use - either the colours do not compliment me as well as I thought they would and/or the texture does not agree with me. Thus, I get rid of stuff ASAP in my Blog Sales.

As at 29 July 2010, my Lunasol eyeshadow quads collection stands at this:

As at 29 July 2010 - Click to Enlarge

My Current Collection 29 July 2010:
{{ Top to Bottom, Left to Right: }}
04 Beige Aqua (Skin Modelling Eyes - Spring 2007)
04 Neutral (Lightning for Eyes - Fall 2005)
05 Orange Coral (Sheer Contrast Eyes Spring 2008)
04 Green Coral (Sheer Contrast Eyes Spring 2008)
02 AR Alexandrite (Geminate Eyes - Fall 2007)
02 Nature Green (Nature Colour Eyes - Spring 2010)
03 Nature Brown (Nature Colour Eyes - Spring 2010)
05 Nature Colourful (Nature Colour Eyes - Spring 2010)
EX02 Nature Summer Beige (Nature Colour Eyes - Summer 2010)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

3,030 YouTube Subscribers Give-Away

Before you go further, allow me to clarify something. Am I doing this to gain Subscribers & Followers? Honestly, hell yeah!
However, I am also REALISTIC enough to know that the moment I announce the Winner, those who DID NOT WIN or do NOT like my Channel will UN-SUBSCRIBE. I know that, and I am prepared to LOSE subscribers, too.
My previous Give-Away was at 1,600 subscribers- eons ago, and the next would be eons away...
So, WHAT is your problem? I spend my hard-earned cash giving to my SUBSCRIBERS. At least I am not whoring my Channel by sending truckloads of free stuff to Super YouTube Gurus for publicity, okay?
And FYI, I purchased those items here & here on behalf of FuzKittie, and was later reimbursed.

Rant over ^_^

As promised, here is the 3,030 YouTube Subscribers Give-Away. I cannot find the right time to film a Video on it, and it is long overdue. Furthermore, I have so much to write, the text would not fit in the YouTube Information Box. Oh! Did I mention I am sick? ~_~


1) Must be a SUBSCRIBER to my YouTube Channel
2) Must be a FOLLOWER of THIS Blog

2) It would be nice if you FOLLOW me on Twitter @HelloSueLynn [optional]
2) ONE entry per subscriber
3) Open international
4) Parents' permission if you are under 16.
5) Winners will be chosen via Random.org (I will first narrow down the most creative & imaginative answers ^_^ first)

** PRIZES **

There will be ONE (1) winner to this HUGE stash of goodies.
The goodies are contributed by:

Yours Truly (Me, who else ^_^)
All products, except for MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow Trio, Lorac & Maybelline are my HG items. Just wanna share the love with you guys.

[1] Laura Mercier Mineral Powder SPF 15 in "Natural Beige"
[2] MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow Trio in "In The Groove"
[3] Maquillage Face Creator 3D in "44"
[4] Lorac TANtalizer Baked Bronzer (sample size)
[5] NARS Blush in Desire (used exactly ONCE) - click here for actual photo
[6] MAC Lipstick in Creme de Nude
[7] MAC Lipstick in Peachstock
[8] MAC lipstick in Equality (All Ages, All Races, All Sexes - Limited Edition)
[9] Maybelline HELLO KITTY Volum' Express Cat Eyes Mascara - Limited Edition ( I hear your cries! LOL )
HE is my cosmetics mule. What I cannot get in Malaysia (NARS, Urban Decay, etc), I purchase via this saintly GUY - yeap...GUY... ^_~
Click HERE for more information to his services!

He has kindly agreed to sponsor:
[1] Urban Decay Hall of Fame Set
[2] Sleek Original Palette
[3] BrushGuard Variety Pack
[4] Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque Edited: Removed because it is huge - shipping will kill me!
[5] Neutrogena Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover Edited: Removed because it is huge - shipping will kill me!
[6] NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Lemon
[7] NYX Round Lip Gloss in Natural
[8] NYX Round Lip Gloss in Cafe Latte
[9] NYX Round Lip Gloss in Apricot
EyeRockz specialise in all natural, handmade shimmer mineral eyeshadow WITHOUT the irritant ingredients such as BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE, TALC, PARABENS, PETROLEUM/MINERAL OIL, etc.
Click HERE for more information on her products!

She has kindly agreed to sponsor:
Three (3) full size jars of loose pigments (colours of your choice)

Note: Since her products are PARABEN-FREE, after choosing the 3 colours of your choice, you would need to wait for 2 weeks for her to hand-make them. She does not keep ready-stock to preserve freshness.


Comment in the Give-Away Video (NOT HERE!) the following:

[1] Your FOLLOWER name to my Blog [2] What is the ONE Cosmetic or Skincare item which changed your life? Brand & Exact Product, please.

Be CREATIVE with your answer because it will INCREASE your chances of winning!
{{Although Winners will be chosen via Random.org, BEFORE that, I will first narrow down the most creative & imaginative answers ^_^}}


30 August 2010, 12.00 am Tuesday (MYT) (UTC/GMT + 8 hours)

Good Luck!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Hello Kitty Origami!

To the Hello Kitty fans who did not win the "Maybelline HELLO KITTY Volum' Express Cat Eyes Mascara (Limited Edition)"...

Why not make a Hello Kitty origami? ^_^ Really simple...I promise...

Sunday, July 25, 2010

1st Impression: Nude Cosmetics "Skin Radiance 3 In 1 Multi BB Cream"

I will be writing a First Impression on Nude Cosmetics' "Skin Radiance 3 In 1 Multi BB Cream" today.

For more information on the Nude Cosmetics, please click here.

I will honestly say this: I have NEVER been much of a BB Cream fan although I live in Asia, and it is all the rage here. Now the fever has engulfed the US, the UK, etc. Ironic, no? Not because I abhor the no-makeup look it purportedly offers, but mainly because their colour match {or rather, colour MISMATCH in my case} makes me look like a wannabe Geisha! ~_~ Not a good look...Also, I am usually put off by their thick, pasty texture - makes blending a chore...
So, WHY choose a BB Cream, of ALL the items offered by Nude Cosmetics, to try and review? Because, damn it, I want a BB Cream that works on ME! Also, I watched a a video in their channel where it was applied on a GUY who is not incredibly pale, so that gave me some hope ~_^ Desperate, yes I am!

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Nude Cosmetics - An Introduction

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"NUDE COSMETICS" - Never heard of them? Neither had I, until I was contacted by them about a week back to review their products.

Obviously, being the geek that I am, the first thing I did was to Google the brand, and nada-nothing. The search yielded an unrelated Western brand, along with some unmentionables :P. However, the person who contacted me, Jenny Tung, recently created a Facebook page and a YouTube channel which contains {at the moment of writing} just 3 rather dubious videos.

In all honesty, I was about to turn down Nude Cosmetics' review request UNTIL I {finally} found their Official Korean Website: http://www.nude-cosmetics.co.kr/ Yes, 99% of the website's content is in Korean - however, I was assured that the brand is an established one In Korea and not some fly-by-night company. Their minimal {English} presence in the Internet is probably something that will be rectified in the near future and expansion beyond their borders are in the plans.

*** Edited 1 August 2010: There is now an English Website.
*** Edited 4 August 2010: Added info about the Company
NUDE-COSMETICS was incorporated in September 2009. Domestic distribution channels to sell online in February 2010 and plans to online marketing. The company plans to export to Southeast Asian countries, and already in December 2009 was the first export to China, Myanmar, Thailand, Taiwan and other countries and exports are under consultation.
Our company's mission and brand meaning is as follows.

Expands the right to know of the consumers, produces and sells good quality cosmetics that contain nutritive elements at reasonable price.

Brand Meaning of NUDECOS
Combination words of -'NUDE(transparent)' + 'COS(cosmetics)', meaning 'honest cosmetics with confident quality so as to disclose date of manufacturing and development structure of subsidiary materials and all elements of contents' from concept of transparent cosmetics.
After some deliberation, I settled on 3 products:
[1] Skin Radiance 3 In 1 Multi BB Cream
[2] Skin Radiance Powder Pact
[3] Perfect Foaming Make-Up Cleansing Oil

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Yes, I Finally Succumbed...

If you are reading this post, you have most probably watched my YouTube video announcing the existence of this blog. Welcome!

Yes, I finally succumbed and jumped on the blogging bandwagon, more so out out of necessity than other factors.

In case you have not noticed, I have been somewhat lagging in uploading YouTube videos, "Picture Tutorials", "Quick Tips", "Hauls", "Fashion", regardless. Reason being, I work full-time, and work lately has been more taxing, traveling more than usual. Which means, the last thing I want to do during my downtime is to turn on the computer and "work" on a tutorial. Thus, this blog would be a, "buffer", if you will, between Videos.

Not to mention, I can also post SUPER EASY Picture Tutorials here without the hassle of Windows Movie Maker!!!

Another reason is I have been dying to review some products (some of which has been HIGHLY requested, I kid you not **clears throat** e.g. LUNASOL PALETTES, etc), which I cannot seem to compress into the 10 minute time limit due to my incessant babbling, not to mention decent pictures of the products and swatches.

I have recently received some products to review as well (YAY!), and I may do them here and/or YouTube.