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ELLE Hong Kong February 2014 X Paul & Joe Clutch Pouch

One of my soft spot when it comes to magazine supplement is multicase clutch. Eventhough so I don’t buy everything I see. Just the one that I like.

Last weekend I took a casual stroll to KLCC and Kinokuniya is always my first stop whenever I’m at the mall. All the imported magazines has been rather boring for the past few months one year and local magazine on the other hand has been quite interesting. It’s good because local magazine is way more affordable than imported magazine 😀 . I was surprised to stumble upon ELLE Hong Kong February 2014 that comes with a Paul & Joe Clutch Pouch as it’s already March. I have to buy it as it’s a Paul & Joe and I thought it’s “ong” (Chinese saying for lucky) to carry something with horse print on it lol. I mean how often do you encounter a clutch pouch with horse print on it right? Right?

Elle Hong Kong X Paul & Joe Clutch Pouch 1
The magazine is retailing for RM28.90. It has Carkit price label on it still so I suppose they are the distributor or something? The clutch pouch was a love at first sight. I can’t read Chinese at all. I thought it comes with a few angpao packets judging from the blurb sticker and card at the back. The pouch is placed on top of the magazine so I took my time choosing it.

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Make Up Tips – Pencil Eyeliner as Base; Perfect for Everyday Wear

Since CNY is just around the corner and I’m already on leave so I thought I’d wake up earlier to do this makeup tips post. I have been wanting to post this up months ago but just didn’t have the time. This is a tips from Adrian Sin; Burberry and RMK Beauty Trainer which I picked up at RMK makeover last year. It is simple and yet useful and versatile for everyday wear that I’ve been implementing to my daily makeup myself.

Before I start I must mention a disclaimer in advance as I know some of you can be quite judgmental and harsh. I’m no makeup expert, this is a tips that I picked up personally from a makeup guru which I think is worth to be share to you guys as I had the privilege to meet and had my makeup done by Adrian not once but twice. And during numerous encounter with Adrian I managed to get some pointers, tips and tricks from him.


I’m not going to talk about prep-ing your face with skin care or base makeup. I assume you guys are expert now. I’m just going to jump directly to the main topic which is using pencil eyeliner as eye makeup base.

Make Up - Face Paul & Joe Review: Make Up

Review: Loving My Pearl Blusher; Paul & Joe Face Color C

I have a confession. I’ve been guarding a blusher like an eagle as it’s too precious to be used. I bought a Paul & Joe Holiday 2010 set; Paul & Joe Face Color & Lip Gloss Set back in 2011 because of this meteorites-like blusher. The set is not cheap though. I paid RM109 for the whole set. The star product of the set is none other than this Face Color C.

You might already know that Paul & Joe had pulled out from Malaysia market since April 2012. I’m savoring every last bits of what’s left in my stash and this is my precious. Paul & Joe Face Color C comes with a puffy lollipop applicator but it was too cute to be used so I kept it aside.

I’m really confuse with Paul & Joe product name and code. Almost most blusher is named as Face Color or Face Color C including this one that I had.

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Isetan Anniversary Sales – Paul & Joe, Shiseido, Majolica Majorca, Clarins & Kate


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I took some time off from work and headed to Isetan Anniversary Sales on Friday morning. The first day usually is closed for Isetan members. I was told there’s a Paul & Joe and Anna Sui further markdown 2 weeks ago and I was really excited. I go in from Ground Floor and went straight up to 4th floor at “The Gallery” where the cosmetic and fragrance fair is held. Here’s my damage.

I didn’t know where Paul & Joe counter is at so I took my time to browse around for other stuff and then I saw them. My target is to get lipstick, eyeshadow, 2-way foundation but there’s no single lipstick or eyeshadow for sale. Everything is packed in a set and we can’t choose the lipstick or lip gloss colour that are in the set. I was delighted to see that Paul & Joe Protective Dual Powder Foundation UV Set selling at RM158 which comes with a free refill and lip gloss. Next I decided to grab Paul & Joe Face Color & Lip Gloss Coffret Set for RM109.

Paul & Joe Face Color & Lip Gloss Coffret Set – RM109
The set comes with Face Color C (blusher), Lip Gloss C (tri-color), fur wand for face color & a cute drawstring satin pouch!
Face Color C is actually powder balls just like Guerlain’s. I never have this before so I got it anyway eventhough RM109 to me is kinda expensive considering the items in the set is very little and I don’t like/wear lip gloss.
Drawstring satin pouch is made from thick satin material which doesn’t feel flimsy at all. It’s kinda cute too 🙂

The most value for money and anticipated purchase for me is this Paul & Joe Protective Dual Powder Foundation UV Set which comes with a retail compact, refill pack and a Lip Gloss N. All that for RM158. The compact itself costs RM150. Basically I just add RM8 for the refill and lip gloss! LOL.

Paul & Joe Protective Dual Powder Foundation UV Set – RM158
Closed-up look at the set.

I moved over to Anna Sui for mascara but they only offer 30% off from retail price which is not really a lot saving if I were to compare with all the counter there. So I moved to Shiseido counter and managed to grabbed MAQuillAGE Full Vision Mascara #BK999 for RM40 and two Eye Color N which is eyeshadow base for RM17.50 each. When I checked the mascara the next morning, to my horror the mascara is all dried up. So I brought it along with me the next day (yes I went again with my colleague) and ask for an exchange. I was told straight to my face that they don’t allow exchange. I screamed a lil to her saying that I bought a mascara from them, it’s dried up and I can’t exchange? She said yes they don’t allow exchange. I repeated myself again this time with a hard tone and she said she’d ask from another colleague. I overheard her colleague saying to her that they must exchange for me and I was relieved. When the lady came back to me with an answer, she told me to choose another item. I was so annoyed. I insist that I want a mascara and she said it’s sold out. AIYO. SAY SO LA EARLIER. The lady didn’t even mentioned about sold out. She just blindly ask me to choose another item. So I chose a blusher for an exchange with the same price. Phew. Long story huh.

  Shiseido MAQuillAGE Eye Color N – RM17.50 each & ShiSeido Accentuating Powder Blush #B2 Rosy Beige – RM40
This is the exact colour. Not as light as above picture. This applies to be more natural. Not too white or too pinky.

I was happy to see Majolica Majorca there as well. I skipped their eyeshadow which is dirt cheap comparing with drugstore. I only grabbed two Lash Gorgeous Wing mascara for RM29.90 each.

Next. I walked down to Ground Floor to Clarins counter to get HydraQuench Starter Kit which is selling at RM78. This is very similar to Truly Matte Best Busy Set. Only missing a cleanser.

HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase 15ml, HydraQuench Cream-Gel 15ml,HydraQuench Cream-Mask 15ml & white cube pouch.
The cute square cube pouch included is cute. I like the leather-like material.

On the second day, I constrain myself from spending but curious about Kate Nail Color Dry so I bought one to try. It’s to fasten the drying process of nail polish. It’s only RM12.

* Picture appears blur due to the shrink wrap.

What’s my damage? Total of RM569.80. Phew.


Paul & Joe Review: Make Up

Review: Paul & Joe “Manhattan” Autumn 2011 Collection

Remember a 2 weeks ago I attended Paul & Joe Tea Party? Read here

As mentioned in the blog post above, I bought a set of Exclusive Manhattan It Girl Make Up Set at RM280. This set is valued at RM518. Here goes the detail pictures of the set that I’ve gotten. Everything in the set can be customized accordingly to our request.

Color Palette (003 CENTRAL PARK WEST)

Of all 3 palettes I decided to get 003 Central Park West although the BA advised me to get 002 Chelsea. The purple is too dark for day wear. Sigh. Wasted.

Paul & Joe new packaging.

Palette description, ingredients, contact info on the back of the box.

I was told this collection’s stock just arrived so I’m glad to see the manufacture date is Aug-11.

I like the fact that the palette is protected with a layer of padding inside the box.

Beautiful flowery motives on the palette! It’s different from their usual flowery palette whereas you could feel the flower with your fingers. I kinda like the old packaging though.

Palette description, contact info at the back of the palette.

Here’s how the palette looks like inside (with plastic cover on).

Here’s after I removed the plastic cover. Even the brush and applicator provided is also in a plastic.

Shimmering white highlighter, goldish eyeshadow, peachy blusher, pinkish eyeshadow and olive green eyeshadow.

Front view (without flash).
Face & Eye Color CS (073 42nd STREET)

Of all 3 colors, I like 42nd Street and Brooklyn Bridge. Not really into Empire State as the colour combination is not suitable for me. The BA gave me a good advise. Either I could get Brooklyn Bridge and use as blusher or 42nd Street as eyeshadow. I need eyeshadow more than blusher and my Color Palette is not dark colour so I decided to get 42nd Street.

I was happy to found out that the casing of this Face & Eye Color is same motive with the collection’s pouch!

Palette description, contact info at the back of the palette.

Same manufacture date with Color Palette; Aug-11.

Definitely the nicest casing among all 3 designs.

The one I choose is a colour combination of pink and blue. Dark blue to be exact 😉
Lipstick C (073 UPTOWN GIRL)

I was already sold during the makeup demo where the makeup artist; Bong use the colour Uptown Girl on the model. It is also the softest and easiest to wear colour of all 3 shades. The other 2 colours are bright red and nude brown. I’m also liking Lower East Side which is the nude brown but in the end I decided to get Uptown Girl which is a light peachy pink colour. This shade is suitable for all occasion.

Although I like the colour of the lipstick but not so much on the casing. I prefer SoHo casing though.

Palette description, contact info at the back of the palette.

Manufacture date of Aug-11.

The casing is Paul & Joe’s usual lipstick casing. It’s in hard paper which I heard will not scuffed or bent that easily.

Don’t you love the colour? I was excited upon returning from the tea party that I wanted to show my mum the flower print on the lipstick. I was holding the cover not knowing it’s that loose and the bottom fell hard to the floor. I prayed hard that the lipstick is not broken. It’s not but the lipstick hit hard to the inner casing that the flower print is smudged a little. Heart ache!
Nail Enamel (019 BIG APPLE)

Being on the safe side, I always choose soft colour for nail polish. Talking about being girly girl :). But I was tempted for a deep red nail polish and the BA strongly agree on Big Apple. And of course I got it and never regretted my decision. I wore the nail polish on the same night itself and the colour still in perfect condition on my toe nails till now. Haven’t have the time to do my hand 🙁

No preview like Lipstick or Face & Eye Color.

Descriptions, Contact Info & Description

Mfg Date; Aug-11.

Isn’t Big Apple gorgeous! The name suits well 🙂

It’s a huge bottle of nail polish. Will take some time to finish this since the nail polish is long lasting.
Pencil Eye Liner WP (001 UPPER EAST SIDE)

And of course as for eyeliner, I’d choose Black. This pencil eyeliner is with shimmers in it.

Pencil Eye Liner WP. What does WP stands for??

Same manufacturing batch with the rest of the collection.

Nice looking pencil eyeliner? Definitely yes!

Pencil Eyeliner with shimmers in it. Kinda cute though. Unlike the one in the market which is either metallic or matte.

Lastly, the set comes with a floral pouch. The pouch is very well-made and good quality.

Paul & Joe tag sewn at the outside of the pouch.

Gold Paul & Joe zipper pull.

Most of the stuff is still new as I wanted to take picture before using it. Only nail polish is used on the same night and today finally I took out Face & Eye Color and Lipstick out to use.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored review. I bought the product on my own.