September 2013

I finally get back into the swing of shopping and wearing makeup again! And my first purchase since my “break” was the Le Blush Cream De Chanel in 65 AFFINITE and 63 REVELATION. I wore these on several occasions and I absolutely adore them. They are now becoming one of my top three favorite cream blushes – on par with my Addiction Cheek Sticks and the Stila Convertibles.


My thought on these cream blushes is that the texture would go well with every skin type. The cream blush is extremely finely milled so it doesn’t settle into the pores. And it is extremely easy to blend into a natural and even finish. I only need a tiny dab of it to create a natural flush of color on the cheeks. The finish strikes a perfect balance between creamy and powdery (see the comparison swatch below), and it sets into the skin seamlessly without enhancing dry patches and pores.

There is no surprise that I picked up two of the most popular pink shades from the range. The must-have 65 AFFINITE which has been out of stock for a long time, and the 63 REVELATION that goes with any makeup look all year round.

65 AFFINITE is a bright strawberry pink with a hint of blue undertone that sets into a semi-matte finish. If you think the color looks quite ordinary when it is swatched on hand, then you should give it a try on the face. It’s one of those ‘magical’ bright pink shades that instantly transforms a dull and lifeless complexion into a fresh and youthful looking one.


63 REVELATION is a warm peachy pink. It is a no brainer soft pink shade that is easy to wear when you are on the go.



Comparison Swatches with Addiction Cheek Stick Amazing; Stila Convertible Gerbera, YSL Cream Blush 9 (reviewed here), Stila Convertible Lilliumchanel-cream-blush-63-revelation-65-affinite-comparison-swatches

FOTD 1 wearing shade 65 AFFINITE


FOTD 2 wearing shade 63 REVELATION

chanel-cream-blush-63-revelation-review-swatch-fotd-1Other products used:

RMK Foundation, Lunasol Summer Eyes 2013, YSL Lipstick PINK IN PARIS in FOTD 1, and CORAIL INCANDESCENT in FOTD 2  (reviewed here)

Bottom Line: If these blushes can make me look like ‘have slept for 8 hours’ (which indeed I only sleep less than 5 hours a day…), then they really are doing something magical that’s worth the splurge. I bought the Chanel Cream Blush at David Jones for $60 each. Both shades are available here in the US. You can also get them from Harrods with international shipping and VAT Tax deduction available.



September 10, 2013

These witty Brian Lichtenberg logo Tees are my first purchase since I became a mum. They are young, quirky and hip, which is exactly what I need to feel after being pregnant for so long (and I also can’t wait to get back to wearing heels)! Since I will be off work for a while, these Tees will be classic off-duty staples in my closet. Teaming them with jeans or slouchy pants for a relaxed laid-back style.


Left: Ballin Muscle Tee Hot Pink, Right: Feline short sleeve Tee White


It’s a BOY!

September 3, 2013

Three weeks ago, my little bundle of joy arrived into this world. He decided to give mummy a surprising kick the day before my birthday so my water broke, and he was delivered the day after my birthday after a painful 38 hours of labour! Thinking back, I had no idea how I was able to pull it through. It’s only been 3 weeks but I felt it’s been a decade. My whole world has changed since his arrival – being a parent is what matters to me the most now. Yes, the pregnancy, the labour and post delivery recovery were all difficult, but it’s all worth it every time I look at my precious little beautiful boy. He brings the utmost joy and happiness to my family. And just like every mother, he is the cutest and most beautiful baby in my eyes.

I have mostly recovered after locking myself at home and stuffing myself with loads of food for confinement (which is an Asian thing) for the past few weeks. I will be on maternity leave for 6 months which I hope will allow me to lose all the baby weight and update my blog as much as I can.