It's New Year! Get NEW!

I have a habit of getting rid of old cosmetics every year end. So it's the time of the year and I have to do some housekeeping and get some new replacements! Exciting! So I will need to get some new make-up products. Let's shop together now! See what I have chosen:

Get on trend, get CC cream. I like its non-sticky texture.

Chanel CC Cream (Complete Correction) SPF 30 PA+++ contains active ingredients of natural origin and suitable for sensitive skin. It brings you complete correction and long-wear makeup with a lightweight, non-oily texture.

Don't forget to cover up. Well, no matter how good your skin is, there's always one or two or several annoying spots that you need to hide. And this is the magic wand you want to have!
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage completely camouflages dark circles, minor imperfections, and discoloration. Secret Camouflage contains a unique two-shade system, one to match the skin's depth of color and one to match the skin's undertone, making it possible for every woman to custom-blend her own perfect shade. 

I am usually not a big hello kitty fan, but this is just too cute to miss! And it has nice colour shades which is quite a all-in-one eye shadow palette.

Waterproof is very important when it comes to mascara, it can make sure you won't have black tears when you laugh too hard or are too sad.

A luxurious mascara to help maximize length & volume of your lashes. Its generous formula enriched with ULTRA-BLACK pigments combined with an exclusive brush featuring anti-clogging brittles precisely tames lashes for an intense volume without clumping.

Of course face make-up is very important, but nails are not to be forgotten, a set of nicely done nails can tell a lot about the woman, her elegance, her sophistication...

OPI Disney Couture de Minnie Runway Minnies Collection creates in honor of Disney's beloved character, the Couture de Minnie line explores the fashion-forward side of Minnie Mouse, mixing pink, fuschia and red shades with textural elements.
  • A Definite Moust-Have 0.125oz / 3.75ml
  • Magazine Cover Mouse 0.125oz / 3.75ml
  • Chic From Ears to Tail 0.125oz / 3.75ml
  • Innie Minnie Mightie Bow 0.125oz / 3.75ml
 Oh wow! I just can't wait to try them all out for my new year's parties!


Great skin essential tricks for the holiday makeup

Are you ready for the Christmas and new year parties and celebrations coming very soon? I mean are your skin ready for the makeup? No matter how good your makeup techniques are, the basic is to have good skin condition for the look to shine, here are some basics to get your skin ready! You still have a week!

Moisturize your skin from inside out:
Omega-3 fatty acids have powerful antioxidants to help moisturize the skin and protect it from the damage of UV. Where can you get them from: almonds, walnuts, chia seeds, flax seeds, and olives (Or salmon is great source for it too!). Why not have an almond afternoon snack to boost your omega 3s?

Water water water! 
You've probably heard this so many times, but water is one of the most important nutrient for your body. Other than oxygen, your body needs water to survive. Nearly 70% of our body is water, so it's not just women who's made of water, but men also. You need to intake enough water per day, the suggested is 8 glasses a day (about 1.9 liters), although it varies per person, it's easy to remember. To get a more personalize amount needed, try this online water calculator: http://nutrition.about.com/library/blwatercalculator.htm.


Be a sleeping beauty:
Get 8 hours of sleep a day. Sleep is a time for the body to repair damage caused by stress, ultraviolet rays and other harmful exposures. The body cells produce more protein while sleeping. These protein molecules form the building blocks for cells which allow them to repair damages. Other than that, adequate sleep is also good for your general health, like keeping your heart healthy, reducing stress and inflammation, bolster your memory...etc. So do make sure you have enough sleep every night!

If you can do the above 3 items continuously, I am sure your skin will become radiant and healthy!

Now your skin is ready for a nice makeup:

LANCOME La Maison Lancome Make-up Palette (left)
A simple palette containing all the makeup essentials:
  • Powder Blush 10g
  • Powder Eye Shadow F20 0.7g
  • Powder Eye Shadow A10 0.7g
  • Powder Eye Shadow A60 0.7g
NYX Haute Jersey Leopard Couture
Stylish, sassy, and tan! The Haute Jersey Leopard Couture screams beautiful, fun, and sizzle! The palette offers four bronzers to provide a tanned glow through the seasons, duo gloss for a va-va-voom kisser, 24 shadows for those ""come hither"" eyes, and blush to make the boys think they're in the game!This is your best weapon to hit the beach and parties.

Shiseido MAQuillAGE Essence Glamorous Rouge is a liquid rouge that retains the color, shine and shape of your lips.

Benefit Pocket Pal (benetint + gloss)
New portable version of benetint (0.11oz / 3.2ml) paired with a super shine clear gloss (0.10oz / 2.8g)! It's a rosy glow on the go... for the most kissable lips in town. Carry it in the handy pocket protector and you'll have gorgeous color and shine wherever you go.

Focus on moisturizing from the inside out! Add omega-3 fatty acids to your diet. These powerful antioxidants help moisturize the skin and protect it from UV damage. Great sources of omega 3 in your diet include walnuts, chia seeds, flax seeds, and olives. Go for whole plant powered foods. For example, having an afternoon snack of almonds is a perfect way to add in a boost of your omega 3s. - See more at: http://www.plantpoweredliving.com/blogs/wellness/2012/07/10/4-natural-ways-to-moisturize-skin#sthash.KZzFh1UA.dpuf
Focus on moisturizing from the inside out! Add omega-3 fatty acids to your diet. These powerful antioxidants help moisturize the skin and protect it from UV damage. Great sources of omega 3 in your diet include walnuts, chia seeds, flax seeds, and olives. Go for whole plant powered foods. For example, having an afternoon snack of almonds is a perfect way to add in a boost of your omega 3s. - See more at: http://www.plantpoweredliving.com/blogs/wellness/2012/07/10/4-natural-ways-to-moisturize-skin#sthash.KZzFh1UA.dpuf


Christmas Gifts to Give! Get GOLD!

I love the cold weather now, it feels nostalgic and romantic. December is always a "Love in the air" month for me, don't ask me why, it just is. And in order to share the love, the best way is to get gifts to delight your friends and family, give them out at Christmas and share the joy together.

How about some gold colour this year?

1. DKNY Golden Delicious Golden Night Out Gift Set

DKNY Golden Delicious Golden Night Out Gift Set includes:

Golden Delicious Eau de Parfum Spray 1.7oz / 50ml
DKNY Golden Delicious Eau de Parfum celebrates luxury and splendor with its rich and accentuated aromas of juicy golden apple, accompanied by orange blossom and Mirabelle plum.

DKNY Golden Delicious Eau de Parfum offers captivating aromas of orange floral water, mirabelle, golden delicious apple, white rose, casablanca lily, vanilla orchid, muguet, musk, sandalwood and teakwood.

Golden Delicious Eau de Parfum 0.24oz / 7ml

Golden Delicious Shimmering Body Lotion 3.4oz / 100ml
This glamorous shimmering body lotion has a sensual base of musk, sandalwood and teakwood, then topped with the flirty aroma of Golden Delicious apple. The tantalizing body lotion leaves your skin soft, supple and shimmering like a goddess.

DKNY Logo Keychain x 1pc

2. Issey Miyake L'eau D'issey Absolue Eau de Parfum

Issey Miyake L'eau D'issey Absolue Eau de Parfum reveals a top note of brilliant purity, a luminous accord. The Night-Blooming-Jasmine illuminates the heart of the fragrance and progressively frees its intense and radiant trail. Jasmine's fascinating intensity melts into base notes of enveloping vanilla and elegant precious wood.

Cloaked in light during the day, the Night-Blooming-Jasmine opens and shines only once the sun has set, leaving in its trail the scent of its secret.

3. Caroline Herrera CH Eau de Parfum Sublime

Carolina Herrera Eau de Parfum Sublime is designed to accentuate femininity with facets of sensuality and charming elegance. It is referred to as joyful and charming, charismatic and slightly mysterious, making it even more unique and fascinating.

The opening hides Carolina Herrera's little secret, fresh and exotic notes of bergamot and passionflower richly steeped in a love dance of elegant roses and mysterious orchids in the heart that are woven into a sensual dry down of patchouli, moss, leather and amber.

4. Dior J'adore Eau de Parfum Gift Set

Christian Dior J'adore Eau de Parfum Gift Set includes:

J'adore Eau De Parfum 1.7oz / 50ml
The absolute Femininity. An eternal Emotion. A fragrance legend both magnificent and mysterious. An opulent fruity floral bouquet.

Top notes: Magnolia, Mandarin Orange, Ivy
Middle notes: Rose, Violet, Orchid
Base notes: Damascena Rose, Wood, Blackberry

J'adore Beautifying Body Milk 1.7oz / 50ml
Gentle and refreshing, with a subtle, fragrant caress that envelops the skin, J'adore Beautifying Body Milk beautifies it with Jasmine essence and makes it glow with pearlescent shine. The ultra-sensorial delight gives you a moment of pure pleasure.

Black Cosmetic Pouch 23cm x 14.5cm x 9cm 


The best moisturizers - Paper masks

I just came back from US and I discovered something quite interesting there.

Since I forgot to bring my paper masks so I thought "it's ok, I will get some there in the supermarkets or beauty stores." To my surprise, I could only find one brand and it doesn't look like it's good quality. So I didn't buy it at the end, I just used my cream moisturising mask, which wasn't bad, but I think it's always good to use paper mask like twice a week to really replenish the skin. And I have been using it every day since I came back a week ago to give back the moisture needed for the month in the US! :P But still I really don't understand why there aren't many paper masks in US?!

Here are some good paper masks I used and recommend (I suggest getting at least 3 pieces of a brand to really see the result):

Etude House Moistfull Collagen Mask Sheet contains essence formulated mask sheetsupplies rich collagen and moisture to facial complexion. Contains active ingredients: Baobab Tree extract and Collagen.

b.liv Utmost Moisture Immerse Me covers your skin with a generous boost of hydration! Immerse me acts like a balm for parched and dry complexion as it gets absorbed in a blink of an eye and makes sure your skin's longing hydration will never turn tail.

SK-II Facial Treatment Mask boosts radiance and moisture levels and can be used by all skin types throughout the year. The mask literally drenches your skin in SK-II Pitera, resulting in a fresher and more hydrated complexion.

Innovative ion-inducing bio-cellulose masks contain multiple moisturizing ingredients that provide outstanding moisturizing effects and restore the youth of skin. For Beloved One Extreme Hydration Bio-Cellulose Mask is well-known for its pioneering invention of bio-cellulose as the facial mask sheet.


Get rid of facial puffiness in the morning

The lack of sleep, drinking too much water before going to sleep or eating too much overly salty food will affect the body's detox ability during the sleep and thus creating puffiness. Lifting products and massage are your SOS.

If one day you wake up with puffed face, even makeup wouldn't be able to cover up, the best way to improve puffiness in a short time is to use lifting and firming serums, plus 5 minutes of massage for the face. Many make up artists and models recommend Clarins Shaping Facial Lift Serum (top), together with Clarins' unique facial massage, the puffiness on your face will be improved in 10 seconds. Clinque Repairwear Contour Firming Formula (bottom) is another star product to improve facial firmness.

Other than SOS facial cream and massage, you should eat less overly salty food, and remember to drink a lot of water to wash out the old dirt inside your body.


How to have healthy tanned skin?

Who said that sunbathing will definitely bring you dry and wrinkled skin? You can also have a nice and healthy tanned skin, before you go, there are a few things to do:

1.     The peak UV rays hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. That’s the best time to go sunbathe.

2.     Evaluate your skin tone and plan your sunbathing hours accordingly. I normally can do 1 hour without getting burnt since I am naturally quite tanned. But some people can get burnt in less than 30 minutes, so be careful!

       3.     Apply sunscreen at least a half an hour before going out in the sun as it takes 20-30 minutes for it to be absorbed by the skin. See below for some of the good ones I tried before.

                                           Laneige Sun Block Oil-Free SPF 35 PA++
Laneige Sun Block Oil-Free SPF 35 PA++ with sun protection for sebum and pore control effect. Its oil-free formula gives matte touch without oily or shininess feeling.
Avène Very High Protection Emulsion SPF 50+ (Normal to Combination Sensitive Skin) has been developed for sensitive skin with a lightweight texture. It covers a very broad spectrum UV (UVB and UVB) protection using a combination of exclusive ingredients.
                                      Sofina Perfect UV White Protect SPF 50+ PA+++

SOFINA Perfect UV White Protect SPF 50+ PA+++ is a light weight sunscreen that provides you a complete protection from the damages of sun exposure, without leaving a greasy film on the skin.


Your mother's favourite gifts!

For me, out of all celebrations throughout the year, Mother's Day is my favourite and for me, it's the most important. (shu....don't tell my dad :) Maybe it's because I am a woman myself so I am a bit biased, haha! Everyone should treat their mum as the most precious gift in the world, she's the super woman in your life. So, choose her a gift as a way to thank her.

Here are some of my suggestions:

For the working mum who has rougher hands:

For the business mum who always has to travel:

For the natural mum who prefers organic products:

For younger mum who is young on the look and at heart:




O'slee C-Shape Eye Mask (Video)

Age really leaves traces at the eyes, there's no doubt about it. Wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles, eye bags...they are the number one signs of aging. Thus, other than facial masks, eye masks are also very important.

Recently, I have tried out O'slee Clear Spa Complete C-Shape Eye Mask, what I like most about it is the C-Shape, for many eye masks, they only take care of the bottom eye bag area, but the problem is, wrinkles don't just appear underneath, they will also appear on the eye lids! That's why this is a perfect eye mask, it fits so well, and it really replenishes moisture to the skins, and you will see wrinkles becoming more refined after about using 5 pairs.

Have a look at my video using the eye mask:

Just 10-15 mins, you will see the difference.


Kick away the dead skin in no time!

I don’t know about you, but the skin between my eyebrows gathers dead skin very easily. The solution I used to use was to go to the facial salon to get rid of it, but it’s both time-consuming and pricey, however, (I thought) I had no choice.

Until I found this gel a month ago!

It’s easy to use and very effective! All you have to do is:
  1. Cleanse your skin, and then dry it.
  2. Then apply the gel on the face, I normally do the whole face, but rub much harder on the “serious” areas. You will feel crumbs forming very quickly, and that’s the dead skin rubbed off.
  3. Rinse face with warm water.
  4. Immediately, you will feel the skin smoothened and brightened.

* One advice though, DON'T rub other normal areas so hard to avoid thinning the skin because I did it to my cheeks one time (I thought it’s good to cleanse the skin L), and I could immediately feel it’s more sensitive to the cream applied afterwards (NO JOKE! Try it yourself if you don’t believe me).
Sounds magical? It is! If you experience the same problem, get this gel now!


Happy Valentine's Day!

COSME-DE.COM wishes everyone a Happy Valentine's Day!

Enjoy with the one whom you think it's worth spending the time.

Let us be your Cupid :)


Surprise your Valentine this year

Every year, people spent a lot of time thinking what to buy for their Valentine on Valentine's Day. This year, I have some new ideas for you!

Sometimes, choosing something unexpected can show how caring you are. That's why items 1, 2, 3 above are all brushes, people tend to always think of the main things like makeup gift set, but what they don't realise is that brushes are very important tools for a good makeup. Giving these to your valentine will definitely earn you extra points, I promise!

Round Kabuki for Conceal:
  • Use with liquid concealer or foundation for custom coverage.
  • Shaped like your fingertip to comfortably glide across your smallest.
Angled Kabuki for Bronze:
  • Expertly apply and blend bronzer all over face to create a natural-looking glow.
Domed Kabuki for Contour:
  • Gently apply blush in an upward motion to center and enhance the fullest point of cheeks.
Flat Top Kabuki for Buff:

  • Buff over face to smooth and remove excess powder for a flawless finish.

Lilyth Travel Clutch Makeup Brush Set contains 5 high quality makeup brushes which you use to create a full face makeup. They are tucked smartly in a portable black faux leather clutch which you can carry it everywhere and every day. All the brushes are made with soft and synthetic fibers which are gentle to skin. Tipped such that it picks up the right amount of products and minimum hair fall out. Animal-free and cruelty-free. Safe for sensitive skin also.

Lilyth Travel Clutch Makeup Brush Set includes:
  • 1 x Powder Brush 11.5cm
  • 1 x Angled Blush Brush 12cm
  • 1 x Eyeshadow Brush 10.8cm
  • 1 x Concealer Brush 10.4cm
  • 1 x Lip Brush 10.5cm
  • Black Clutch 16cm x 9.5cm x 3cm
3. Bobbi Brown Caviar and Oyster Collection 7-piece Travel Brush Set (Limited Edition)
, USD207.00

Inspired by the Caviar and Oyster Collection, the Bobbi Brown 7-Piece Travel Brush Set (Limited Edition) feels chic yet edgy in a sleek leather-like case lined with slipper-pink satin. The brushes Bobbi uses most often, perfectly sized for travel and on-the-go makeup application. Includes 7 brushes:
  • Eye Smudge Brush
  • Blush Brush
  • Foundation Brush
  • Eye Brow Brush
  • Eye Sweep Brush
  • Angle Eye Shadow Brush
  • Dual Ended Eye Liner Brush / Ultra Fine Eye Liner
  • Brush Case around 17.5cm x 9.5cm x 2.5cm
Items 4-6 are also something out of the ordinary, they are some skin-beautifying tools which bring home facial to a new level.

Clarisonic Mia 2 Sonic Skin Cleansing System features Two Speeds, One-Minute Pulsing T-Timer® and Protective Travel Case for on-the-go sonic cleansing. Now you have more choices for beautiful skin.

The Essential first step in your daily skin care ritual, Mia 2 is a professional-caliber brush that uses a gentle sonic micro-massage action to cleanse deeply. Mia 2 gently cleans pores without harsh abrasion or chemicals, cleansing so effectively that skin care products absorb better. Results include 6X better cleansing than manual cleansing, reduce appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles, and improved skin tone.
The Mia 2 handle is waterproof for use in the shower or bathtub.

Talika Triple-action Cream Booster device combines proven LED phototherapy with micro-vibration technology and ionotherapy to stimulate cell function and increase cellular exchange. Talika Cream Booster works with any of your skin care products, delivering immediate results.

This set come with a Talika Eye Detox Contour Gel 5ml / 0.17oz
Talika Eye Detox Eye Detox Contour Gel help erases dark rings and reduce eyebags, responsible for dull and tired looking eyes.

Cleansing, Moisturizing & Cooling Care!
NEW!! Hitachi Ion Cleansing with Moisturizing and Cooling Support Device – Hada CRiE Cool (CM-N1000)

  • Made in Japan
  • Pore Cleansing, Moisturizing, Wrinkle Reducing & Pore Tightening
  • 4 operating modes: Cleansing, Micro-pat, Moisturize & Cool Aesthetic
  • Titanium Head: Prevent allergy
  • Can use your own regular toner
  • AC Supply: Can be used when travelling
  • 2 Power levels selection
  • Memory Function: Memorize users’ power level

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Must have: Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm

Recently, I have switched my whole skincare routine to Clinique, for about a month now. And the products have been great, but one particular product out of all I really have to share with you all!

The texture is like lip balm, and no water is needed at the time of application, remember to apply it on a dry face. Start with your cheeks, when you rub it, it will become oil-like. Keep rubbing to your nose, then your chin, then forehead.

The great thing about this balm is that it could be used to cleanse lipstick and eye makeup! How amazing! But I always leave the lip and eye at last so the colour won't smear other parts of you face that much. When the eye makeup is really thick, although it's normally enough with one time cleansing with the balm, I would apply again on only around the eye area to make sure all makeup is gone.

How to cleanse it?
Just use warm water to thoroughly wash off the balm like other facial cleansing foam. Then the skin will feel supple and clean. Follow by daily skincare routine afterwards.

And you don't need to apply much every time, so that's why I have been using it for about a month now, and I have only scratched the surface of it!

Try it yourself, this is really THE product to have! :D

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