Thursday, March 11, 2010

Estee Lauder Cosmetic Set - Part 1 Of 2

I got this gorgeous Estee Lauder kit on a weekend shopping at Macy's last christmas. Well, I had to purchase the perfume to avail special discounts. It's alright since I love wonderful fruity scents so it's a good time as any to start.
The photo below is the complete photo shoot of the Estee Lauder kit:  

I fell inlove with the red bag and gold zipper with Estee Lauder logo zip-pull.

Let's list down what the Estee Lauder kit inclues:

1. Deluxe Eyeshadow Palette (1)
    -Pure Color 13 eyeshadows, contents Made in Italy
    -Estee Lauder Signature Silky Eyeshadow Duo, contents Made in Italy
2. Deluxe All-Over Face Compact (1)
    -Estee Lauder Signature Silky Powder Blush (2), contents Made in USA
    -Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick (4), contents Made in Belgium
3. Long lasting lipstick/rouge (4)
4. Artist’s Eye Pencil (3), contents Made in Italy
5. Projectionist High Definition Volume Mascara, contents Made in Canada
6. Lash Primer Plus Full Treatment Formula, contents Made in Canada
7. Gentle Eye Makeup Remover (1)- for all skin types contents Made in USA
8. Mirror (1), Made in China
9. Makeup brush set (4), Made in China
10. Cosmetic case (1) 100% polyester with pvc trim, Made in China
11. Cosmetic box (1) 100% pvc, Made in China
12. Estee Lauder Color Spectacular Look Book (1)

I will be doing a review and description on the contents of the above listed items during the Part 2 of Estee Lauder Cosmetic Set blog.  ...don't want this to turn into a never ending list... ^.^

Sunday, March 7, 2010

What's for lunch today?

Let's take a look at Joy Yee's menu book, interestingly antique, eh:

Want to see what we ordered?

Friday, March 5, 2010

Kirkland Signature by Borghese 15-pc Brush Collection

I suddenly had the urge to type most of the information contained in the Application Brochure that came with my set of newly acquired Kirkland Signature by Borghese cosmetic brush collection.  This set is my Nth set of brushes and definitely not really the best, but what the heck, its cheap and the brush bristle quality is pretty good. ^.^

Kirkland Signature by Borghese
15-pc Premium Cosmetic Brush Collection Including a Travel Brush Set

Includes the following:
- Large Powder Brush is ideal to use with (translucent) finishing powder. It dusts just the right amount of powder on the skin for an even, polished, natural look. Made from professional quality premium synthetic bristles.
Usage:  Dip brush into the finishing powder. Tap to remove excess. Sweep finishing powder over the face.
- Flat-Top Bronzer Brush is a full circular face brush used for the precise application of bronzer and cheek color. The flat, circular top of the sweeps color effortlessly onto the cheekbone. Made from professional quality premium synthetic bristles.
Usage:  Using the Flat-Top Bronzer Brush, apply bronzer or blush with a circular, sweeping motions to create a smooth finish and a natural glow
- Angled Foundation Brush is used to achieve flawless foundation or concealer application on your face, specially hard-to-reach areas around the eyes, nose, and mouth. This brush can be used with all types of foundation formulas. Made from professional quality premium synthetic bristles.
Usage:  Dot the foundation with fingertips to the face, and use the Foundation Brush to blend.

- Eyeshadow Brush applies just the right amount of eyeshadow to the lid. Made from professional quality premium synthetic bristles.
Usage:  Sweep up the lightest shade from the eyeshadow palette with the Eye Shadow Brush and apply to the lower lid up to the brow bone. Pick up the medium-tone shade from the palette and tap off the excess and sweep over the lower lid, from lashline to crease.
- Eye Blending Brush expertly applies eyeshadow within the eye crease to add depth and blends to soften any harsh lines or edges. Made from professional quality premium synthetic bristles.
Usage:  Apply eyeshadow with the sides of the Eye Blending Brush. Tap off the excess and stroke over lid and crease for a wash of color. Use a light, sweeping motion to soften edges and blend shadows together.
- Flat Eyeliner Brush is perfect for the darker palette shades. The brush is shaped to create a bolder, precise and even line. It also can be used dry or wet with the shadow. Made from professional quality premium synthetic bristles.
Usage:  DRY- Pick up eyeshadow with brush and tap off excess. Apply shadow to lash line, going from the inner to the outer eye corner. WET- Dampen brush and dip in eyeshadow Use smooth strokes to define lash line, going from the inner to the outer eye corner.

- Eye Smudger is ideal for creating beautiful, smoky eyes. Made from professional quality synthetic rubber sponge.Usage:  Pick up the darker palette shade with the Eye Smudger. Apply shadow close to lashline, extending slightly at the outer corner.

- Brow Brush and Spooley Duo has an angled Brow Brush on one end to expertly fill in brows with color. This brush also can be used to softly line eyes with gel or powder. The Spooley on the other end is used to groom and brush brows into shape for a natural, finished look. Made from professional quality premium synthetic bristles.
Usage:  Start by using the Spooley to groom brows into shape. Using the angled Brow Brush, gently sweep brow powder in the direction of the hair growth using short, quick, brush strokes from the inner brow to the outer brow. Build color to areas of the brow where hair is thin by applying several light layers. Use the Spooley to brush through brows with an upward, outward motion to pull excess color through the brow for a natural look.

- Eyelash Curler made from professional-grade, precision Eyelash Curler gently and effectively curls lashes. The curved angle of the eyelash curler suits all eye shapes without pinching or crimping.
Usage:  Open the curler, gently clamp lashes near the roots. Hold in place for a few seconds and then release. Use on clean eyelashes and never use after you apply mascara as the lashes stick to the curler and become torn.

~~Travel Cosmetic Brush Set is the miniature version of the full-size cosmetic brushes. The set includes 4 essential travel-size cosmetic brushes that allow you precise makeup application for the face and eyes when you are on-the-go. This mini-brush set includes:
- Travel-Sized Powder Brush is used for a quick application or touch-up of the face and cheek powders. Use as you would with a full-sized Powder Brush for a polished look. Made from professional quality premium synthetic bristles.
- Travel-Sized Concealer Brush applies concealer or foundation to the tiniest corners and creases around the eyes, nose and mouth. Made from professional quality premium synthetic bristles.
- Travel-Sized Blending Brush is convenient for on-the-go eyeshadow applications. Use as you would our full-sized Eye Blending Brush. Made from professional quality premium synthetic bristles.
- Travel-Sized Flat Eyeliner Brush is the perfect version of the full-sized brush. It is precisely shaped to create an even line of colour along the eyelids. Made from professional quality premium synthetic bristles.
-Cosmetic Brush Case. This stylish and fashion-forward Cosmetic Brush Case is crafted of luxurious quilted faux leather. It is designed specially to house all Kirkland Signature by Borghese professional brushes.

Kirkland Signature by Borghese Claims that:
***Kirkland Signature by Borghese premium cosmetic brushes are made with anti-microbial and synthetic, cruely-free bristles. The high-quality synthetic bristles are treated with an anti-microbial formula that helps prevent harmful bacteria and mold growth that can easily gather on brushes. It promotes glowing, healthy, protected skin.

#Cleaning Brushes:
Clean brushes once a week with warm water and mild soap or a cosmetic brush cleaner to keep them in pristine condition. Let them air-dry before using.

The Kirkland Signature by Borghese 15-pc. brush collection comes in this beautiful box packaging that I can't help but put it up here for display.  =)