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Saturday, 26 July 2014

Beauty: bloop Candy (Matte) Duo Lipstick

Balik kampung! :D I usually travel by car or bus and being the vain person that I am, I still have to look good even when I'm dead tired from travelling. ESPECIALLY when I'm tired, or I'll look like a zombie.


bloop cosmetics is all about convenience and delivering the best results at the same time. Presenting, the Urban Chic lifestyle story, bringing the latest trends from the Great Cities of the world. Their cosmetics are smart, sexy, modern and pretty enough to suit the stylish and sophisticated girl's fast-paced city lifestyle. The recently released Limited Edition Urban Chic Lifestyle Duo Lipstick totally fits the bill being a convenient pack that contains a matte lipstick and shiny lipgloss. Talk about 2-in-1!



Private jets, first class limo service, personal helicopters.... The perfect luxurious lifestyle. I got Jetsetter 01 which is a natural brown matte lipstick and shimmery lip gloss in one convenient packaging. The reason I chose it is because I don't own any brown lippies so I thought it'd be fun to try one. Plus, the Jetsetter 01 is perfect for girls on the go, a lightweight and space-saving lipstick set that fits perfectly in the luggage. Because it's so small and jam-packed with goodness, it's the perfect tool to do makeup touch-ups anywhere, anytime. There are 5 colours in this range and I actually already own Eco-Chic 05 which is a dragon fruit matte essence that changes colour according to the individual's lip colour.


On one side, we have the lipstick which is easily removable from the built-in cap. 


On the other side, you get the shimmery nude lipgloss! It's pretty easy to differentiate the two (duh) and they've also labelled 1 and 2 on the cap because really, it's easy and 1 & 2 to use this!


The top swatch is of the lipstick + lipgloss, the second is the lipgloss and the last swatch is of the lipstick only. As you can see, the colours are not exactly dark coffee mocha brown, but it has a pinkish shade to it. The lipgloss is so shimmery and the shade is lighter than it looks in the tube. 



Let's try it out on the lips. The brown lippie is really new to me as I thought it'd just be a nude shade but it's actually pinkish brown. With the lipgloss on top, my lips look fuller and eye-catching with the hint of shimmer! And with only the lipgloss, it really just looks like I'm not wearing anything on my lips and it just looks extra juicy and shiny.


Wearing the lipstick + gloss. It only looks orangey on camera, I can't seem to get the right colour. It's the perfect colour for a natural no-makeup look. The hint of pink just brightens up my zombie face a little to give a sweet, innocent look.


With just the gloss. I like that it isn't TOO shiny and "in-your-face" and also makes my lips look fuller. The colour is more like transparent than nude, unlike the swatch on my hand.


Overall, I think the colour payoff is really good and smooth to apply! It also covers up a significant bit of the fine lines on my lips to reveal healthy looking lips and is really lightweight! There is a slight fragrance from the lipstick which is bearable. Matte lipsticks have always felt more "elegant" to me. They can be drying but this one is surprisingly quite moisturising, but it does wear off quite easily after eating and drinking.

If you're interested in gettng this convenient and high-quality lipstick set, you can drop by any bloop counters nationwide (list of locations HERE). And the better news is... bloop has recently launched their online store! You can now get the products from their website @ www.bloop-bloop.com and the first 50 customers to make any online purchase from the site will receive 1 Lip Gloss (worth RM28) for FREE!

PLUS, for my readers, you can use my Referral Code bloop#carinntan and receive 5% discount for any online purchase. Find the bloop Candy Duo Lipstick in Jetsetter 01 HERE for RM38. FREE delivery is also provided within Malaysia for online purchases of RM80 and above in a single bill transaction. Isn't this awesome? :)

For more information, check out:
bloop website: http://bloop-bloop.com/
bloop Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bloopinc
bloop Twitter & Instagram: @bloopcosmetics


Cheers,
Carinn 



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Disclaimer: Even though the product was sponsored, the review is based on my honest personal thoughts, experiences and preference after trying out the product. Effects and colour payoff may vary depending on individual lips condition and other factors.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Carinn x OOTD: Got the Blues

Hey y'all! I'm sorry for the lack of updates, specifically, fashion updates on this space. If you've noticed.. XD I was saving it for my grand appearance as Agent Eriko on Ma Cherie Johor Bloggers' Debut Project HERE. And now, I figured it's time to get back on track and continue my regular Friday OOTD posting every one or two weeks or so.









Cropped top from H&M // Plaid shirt from Kitschen (sister's) // Moto Joni high-waisted jeans from Topshop // Tosca Satchel Bag from Lovebaglovebag (HERE) // Wedge clogs from Vincci // Necklace from Singapore (sister's) // Earrings from Sunway Pyramid

Makeup: Wearing NYX Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Blue
Photographer: MCY

I've been feeling weird lately about stuff. It's like I'm happy and busy, but deep down, I'm really thoughtful about the things that happen around me. Not exactly blue, but the colour kinda fits my mood. Homesickness maybe? 

I'd like to think I have a more versatile style? Instead of girly looks all the time, here's something more tomboyish? :p 

Anyway, I don't know what I was thinking when I bought the blue eyeliner. So to step out of my comfort zone, I thought, "Why not make full use of it and see how I can wear it out?" I love that my top and earrings are the exact same colour as the liner. The colour theme just flows and I'm pleased with how the look turned out. And yes, I know what the comments are gonna be like. "Omg Rinn you are so skinny!" We all know that, Captain Obvious XD Sometimes even I'm surprised to find clothes that fit me. The purpose of the plaid shirt around my waist is not only as a fashion statement, but to cover up the outfit a bit more lest I look TOO thin.
I heard that wedge heels are back in style and I'm so glad I haven't thrown these away! The denim and faux leather detailing adds that more "badass-ness" to the outfit.

I hope I get over this feeling soon when I go back this Raya!
Hype me on Lookbook if you like this look yea? :)






Cheers,
Carinn 



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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Community: Amante Nail Spa & Body Care Charity Fair

I believe that a good person does not only look beautiful on the outside, but on the inside as well. I'm a big fan of dressing up and looking pretty, but I also like to take part in fairs and charity events whenever I can. This is also one of the reasons why I joined VUBC. We always have so much fun organising events and also attending them! I've been to a few interesting charity events and I can't wait to join in this latest charity fair organised by Amante Nail Spa & Body Care!

Amante Nail Spa & Body Care is a superlative spa that provides a wide range of beauty and nail services to women, and acts as a sanctuary to relax and enjoy. After four years in business, they are skilled in knowing what a woman needs and caters to women's wellness at affordable pricing.

image from Amante

This one-day Charity Fair will be held on 7th September 2014 from 10am - 6pm at Amante Kota Damansara @ Dataran Sunway. 25% of the proceeds from the fair will be donated to the Good Samaritan Home, a Home for underpriviledged children and orphans. The aim of this fair is to improve the quality of life and fund the education of these children.

Good Samaritan Home was started in 1999 and is a non-profit charitable childrens' home commited to helping the poor and needy children of our society. They believe that a good education will help secure these childrens' future. The founder of Good Samaritan Home, Mrs Ong, started the home with just one child and currently has 32 resident children and 30 children under the Extension Program. The home has grown so much since then and there are so many success stories out there courtesy of the home's noble act. They are constantly aiming to provide for the physical, spiritual and educational well-being for these amazing young children. They need approximately RM5,500 per month to spend on childrens' tuition and examination fees and this is not a small amount. So if you're really generous and would like to donate, please feel free to do so!


image from Amante

What you can do to help is by purchasing the Amante Charity Voucher from any of their outlets (list of outlets HERE) OR do a bank transfer and collect the Amante Charity Coupon Booklet on the day of the charity fair. It will be a day filled with activities, games and treatments. The event will be not only be fun-filled but also fulfilling for the soul. For only RM35, you'll get:

1) 7 x RM5 cash voucher to redeem for treatment/ food/ games.
2) One (1) thank you hot stone treatment worth RM98 courtesy of Amante

Do note that the vouchers are only redeemable on that day itself (7th Sept 2014). All the details are available in the poster above.

SUPPORTING UNDERPRIVILEDGED CHILDREN TO LIVE THEIR DREAMS THROUGH BETTER EDUCATION

Amante believes that by helping to raise funds for the home, it would make learning possible for students of all ages and providing basic education no matter at pre-school or graduate school levels to these children. They hope to raise at least RM80,000 to help these children achieve a better future. After all, children are our future and education is the first step on the road to success. When you were a child, I'm sure you had dreams too, so why not try our best to make these childrens' hopes and dreams come to reality?


image from Butterfly Project

For all bloggers out there, I strongly encourage you to help spread awareness about this campaign by blogging about it. In collaboration with Butterfly Project Beauty Bloggers, the first 200 butterflies who blog about this will receive a Amante Complimentary Spa Experience worth RM98 ( choose from Manicure with Relaxing & Detox Essential Oil Foot Soak, Hot Stone Massage and Bust Enlargement & Firming Lymphatic Detoxification Treatment) and a chance to win one of the 20 Amante Signature Warm Oil Therapy Massage (60 mins) worth RM 132. Click here to participate. But of course, even if you don't win this you should still write about it from the bottom of your heart right?

I really hope to see you all there at the charity fair! You don't have to be just a pretty face, be a kind person so that your beauty shines through from the inside. :)

For more information, do visit Amante's website and Facebook page and watch out for more meaningful projects in collaboration with The Butterfly Project Beauty Bloggers!


Cheers,
Carinn 



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Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored post.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Health: bloop Germ Blaster- Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel

What with the recent haze and water rationing in KL, it is important to stay healthy and safe. Your hands are a vital part of taking care of your health and it is important to keep them clean. A quick and sanitary way is to use hand sanitizers. Little things like these do help keep you surprisingly more immune to germs!

I have received the bloop Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel a few weeks back from HiShop through their bloop Buddyz program. I've actually seen these around cos they really caught my eye being so small and cute!

There are 5 designs, scent and colour in the bloop Germ Blaster series. I got the blue one with the cute little Travelling Germ Blaster, perfect for me as I'm always travelling up and down KL & JB. Because it's so tiny and light, it hardly takes up space in my bag so I bring it out with me all the time.


image from Google


image from Google
Aren't the Germ Blasters all so cute with their unique traits and colour?


bloop Germ Blaster can kill 99% of germs with its active cleansing beads (Triclosan 0.3%) and germ killers to clean hands and leave the skin lightly-scented. Mine smells like perfume or air freshener and I like it because it's so light and fresh. 


Not only is the bloop Germ Blaster portable, it's also so easy to use! Just pour a one or two drops on your hand..


..and give it a good rub.


Tada! Clean and fresh-smelling hands! 

How do you like my hipster specs? Haha. I actually bring the bloop Germ Blaster out with me and use it to clean my hands before meals. Yea, I took these photos in a restaurant to demonstrate how convenient it is to use the bloop hand sanitizers. What a quick way to get clean hands. It's like soap on the go but please don't use it as shower gel. Perfect for situations when you can't find a sink or are lazy, like me XD It's also really gentle but try and avoid broken skin areas as it will sting. 

HiShop is having a promotion now whereby for RM24.50, you'll get a 5 bottles of the complete bloop Germ Blaster series (29ml each) and 1 Germ Blaster holder or keychain. Which means one bottle costs less than RM5? There's several designs and the keychains are so cute and versatile to suit different occassions! You can find it here!

For my readers, don't forget to key in 'CARINNTAN' to get 15% rebate off your purchases on HiShop!

I'm off to Bukit Tinggi fruit orchard now, will definitely be carrying the bloop Germ Blaster in my bag heh. Have a happy Sunday! <3

Do check out more of bloop Cosmetics' products from HiShop HERE. Also, for more information, check out the links below!
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Cheers,
Carinn 



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Disclaimer: Even though the product was sponsored, the review is based on my honest personal thoughts, experiences and preference after trying out the product. Effects may vary depending on individual skin condition and personal habits.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Health: TruDtox Botanical Tea Blend - Eat Well, Live Well

Most of the time when I'm back in KL, I can't seem to find proper time to eat or prepare meals. So I end up feeling bloated most of the time, and this eventually leads to insomnia. I hate it when my body feels so "unclean" and unhealthy. I bet most of you have experienced this too, what with stress, burning the midnight oil and having meals at irregular hours.

So, a solution to this will be to detox, of course. It's one of the safest and quickest ways, if you do it right. Today I'm going to talk about TruDtox Tea, a healthy Swiss natural botanical tea that encourages you to eat well and live well.

Each box of TruDtox comes with 15 + 2 free sachets of teabags of 3g.

TruDtox is made of a proprietary blend of high quality, 100% organically-cultivated herbs and floras that are traditionally used to help the body detox naturally while strengthening the detoxification organs. It contains NO artificial colouring, presevertives, pesticides, bulking agents or caffeine. It WORKS GENTLY and does not contain harsh laxatives such as senna so fret not, you will be cleansing gently and safely, without bowel dependency. TruDtox is formulated to be suitable for regular and continuous use.

TruDtox uses European herbs and is rigorously tested by a Swiss nutraceutical company, approved and qualified as food by the Ministry of Health. Since winning multiple awards since 2007, TruDtox is the consumers' choice when it comes to purifying the body. Some benefits of detoxification include:
 Flushing away toxins, waste and pollutants from the body
 Promote regularity and normal functions of your detox organs
 Relieve digestive discomfort and improve digestion
 Promote better nutrient absorption
 Improve metabolism
 Strenghten immune system
 Improve health, vitality and energy


How to use TruDtox tea?

Just add hot water and let the tea stand for about 20-30 minutes before consuming. The effect and colour may vary due to water temperature and  brewing duration.


What you will get is a dark coloured tea that is quite thick and smells quite strongly of herbs, and slightly minty. It reminds me of herbal tea and I'm tempted to add honey or sugar just to make it sweeter XD

Many TruDtox users found it to be effective in reducing bloatedness and digestive discomfort. It is recommended to consume the tea twice or thrice a week, or whenever necessary. It is also cost effective as you can use the tea bag about twice. You can also boil it in a big pot of water for your whole family! Apaprently when you detox regularly, you save the trouble, time and money from visiting the doctors.

For every bag, I tried brewing it twice and it still smells like herbs, just with a lighter shade and taste. Don't be fooled though, because the second time is just as effective as the first!

My experience with TruDtox: 


For the first two days of drinking the tea, I did not feel anything. Some users tend to urinate more often within the first hour. However, on the third day, I started to feel a rumble in my stomach around the 10th hour. After consuming the tea, I keep getting quite bad tummy aches whenever I need to use the toilet and I visited the toilet about 3 times in 4 hours. For the second brew, the effect takes on much faster as I can feel the tummyache in about 5 hours. 

With TruDtox, you can roughly plan when you want to visit the toilet and you will still have normal bowel movement with no dependency. But for me, the tummy pain is quite annoying so I do not drink it before I sleep, lest I get woken up by the uncomfortable pain. Maybe my body isn't strong enough to take the detox and it is also my first time detoxing, so I will take it less often and only when I feel bloated. I do feel more energetic and less lethargic throughout the day even with fewer hours of sleep. For those who are wondering if you will lose weight, maybe yes maybe no? It all depends on your consumption, detox regularity and individual eating habits. You can get a flatter stomach with continued use as TruDtox helps relieve tummy bloat and gassiness by removing accumulated toxins and waste.


TruDtox retails at RM29.50 for a pack of 5 teabags and RM88.50 for a pack of 15+2 teabags. You can find it in leading pharmacies such as Caring, Watsons, Guardian, and more. It is also available online on Plincco, Lazada, HiShop and Rakuten.
For more information, do visit TruDtox website and Facebook page. 

Cheers,
Carinn 



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