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Powerlips fluid


Finally, you CAN have it all! Give your lips the attention and care they deserve with Powerlips Fluid. This ultra-long-lasting lip colour contains a special blend of good-for-you, skin-nourishing ingredients to help soothe, smooth, and prevent dry-out over time. And infused with our Sueded Comfort Cushion, Powerlips Fluid’s high-performance, weightless formula cushions your lips, leaving them feeling soft for hours. Plus, with its easy, one-step application, it’s virtually foolproof and won’t feather or bleed.

Enjoy intense, long-wearing lip colour that won’t smudge or budge all day—through work and play.

Seriously powerful. Simply wow! Powerlips Fluid.


Four shades including Determined, Persistence, Confidence and Unbreakable will launch on 11 December, plus three limited-edition shades (Roar, Maven and Breadwinner) are available on Monday 11th December 2017! Purchase individually or enjoy all seven shades in The Powerlips Fluid Powerful Pack.

  • Vitamin E—nourishes, softens, and moisturises the skin while delivering anti-ageing and antioxidant benefits.
  • Beeswax—calms, soothes, and conditions skin while helping protect against irritants.
  • Avocado Oil—hydrates and softens skin.
  • Kaolin—natural clay base that supports rich, long-lasting colour.
  • Silicones—help maintain moisture and soften skin.

  • Creates a Sueded Comfort Cushion, a flexible film layer on the skin, that cushions your lips and leaves them feeling soft for hours.
  • Comfortable on lips; does not sting or burn when applied.
  • Has a light and silky, non-sticky consistency.
  • Does not contain a harsh alcohol smell or taste.
  • Is non-separating and does not require shaking to evenly distribute product prior to application.
  • Won’t feather or bleed into lines around or above lips.
  • Weightless formula contains a blend of skin-nourishing ingredients, like avocado oil, beeswax, and vitamin E to hydrate, nourish, and prevent damage.
  • Is smudge-resistant, drink-resistant, and kiss-resistant.


Apply to clean, bare lips anytime you want a splash of long-lasting, powerful lip colour. Line lips with applicator and then fill in colour. For best wear, use alone and avoid glosses and balms.



  • For longest wear, avoid oily foods and glosses.
  • For a sheer effect, try applying colours with a makeup brush.
  • Contour and shape lips by applying a darker base layer and letting it dry. Then, apply a lighter or more metallic colour on top for a round, plump-lip look.






Nuskin Celltrex Ultra : Insurance For Your Skin

We go through a basic skincare regime everyday with Cleanser – Tone – Moisturise (Day & Night). We learn and know how to repair or treat a problem when needed. Hyaluronic Acid when you have dry skin, tea tree oil when you have acne.


But how often do we treat our skin properly without irritating and damaging it further in the long run?

When I first found Celltrex Ultra sitting on my mother’s vanity table, I was curious and picked it up. Tested and tried it like any curious beauty-addict would do. Finally, i looked it up and i was curious. I then asked my mom what it was and she gave me the remaining bottle of what she had.


This was two years ago, and I’ve been hooked since.


It’s literally insurance for your skin.


Why do I say it’s Insurance For Your Skin?


It protects the skin from free radical damage, dust, pollution and all that jazz. It helps to keep skin looking supple, smooth and healthy.

I know they are a few other products out there that promotes on protecting your skin from dust and pollution while providing long term benefit, but with Celltrex Ultra, it also rebounds from daily oxidative stress.

It’s like insurance for your skin as in the long run, you are protected from damage, you’ll age gracefully and keeping your skin radiance and healthy.


It’s not just repairing temporary or what’s on the surface, but keeping your skin safe on the long-run deep within your skin.



Contains patented polyphenol hydroxytyrosol, the most powerful component of Mediterranean extra virgin olive oil, which scavenges skin aging free radicals. Just a few drops of Celltrex® Ultra keeps your skin looking supple, firm, and healthy.


Celltrex Ultra Recovery Fluid fits in the treatment step and should be applied after toning and before moisturizing in the evening to help the skin recover from the days stress/damages.




Well, Apparently… …

Dermatologists understand that cellular oxidation (sometimes referred to as cellular metabolism) is a source of skin aging. Research has shown that the nutrients, especially hydroxytyrosol, found in extra virgin olive oil can be effective in relieving oxidative stress on cells. To demonstrate the ability of Celltrex® Ultra to minimize oxidation, cut a russet potato* in half and spread Celltrex® Ultra Recovery Fluid onto one half of the potato. Do not apply any product to the other half of the potato. Place the two halves side by side and examine both halves of the potato after fifteen minutes. You will notice, the half of the potato with Celltrex® Ultra still looks fresh, while the untreated half is beginning to brown. The longer you wait, the more dramatic the difference between the two halves becomes. *A russet potato will provide the most visually compelling results.




Personal Experience:

I’ve used this for over two years and I never really noticed what a difference it made until I stopped using it a year ago. My skin started to dry up in patches with flaky skin, acne and larger pores, as well as eczema and rosecea due to the dry skin especially over the winter seasons and throughout the period of 8 months. After 6 months of trying to figure out why, I finally got my hands on another new bottle of Celltrex Ultra and all the problems went away. So it’s definitely a holy grail and a highly recommended product for those who wants to be protected and have nice supple skin in the long run.


Bioderma Hydrabio – dehydrated sensitive skin

I was introduced to Bioderma two years ago and it has been one of my holy-grail skin saver brand that I would always have one or two items in my daily routine from the micellar to tonique and even their awesome pawsome lipbalm and body lotion. I could go on about them but today I would be focusing on the Bioderma Hydrabio range.


Back in Malaysia, Bioderma has been really generous and lovely to introduce and educate me with the brand. Products are always sent to me by brands and companies but I would only provide honest reviews and would only talk and share about them if it is genuinely good or makes a difference. Last year, I was introduced to the Bioderma Hydrabio range during a launch. No doubt I was a little skeptical about the whole hydration range as I was afraid it might be too oily or heavy on my skin. But i was wrong.

Moving here to Sydney, my skincare has totally changed. From a humid country to a dry country, my skin has reacted. But one thing that made my skin soft, supple hydrated and protected throughout this winter was the Bioderma Hydrabio Serum and Bioderma Hydrabio Legere.




Bioderma Hydrabio Serum – I’ve already known how much I love this the face this is my go-to serum, holy-grail and it’s already my third bottle. Each bottle comes in 40ml with a user-friendly pump. Not only does it moisturise your skin and provides immediate suppleness and radiant, it also reduces redness as well as cools down the face. With most serum, the minute it absorbs into your skin, it is as if the outer layer of your skin is left with nothing and dries out. But with Bioderma Hydrabio Serum, not only does it absorb into your skin, but also leaves the outer layer with a protective moisturising barrier. Plus, it isn’t sticky as well! Primer and foundation sits nicely on it during the day, Sleeping mask sits nicely during the night and in fact, on some lazy-days where I don’t even put sleeping mask because it’s just so awesome.


Bioderma Hydrabio Legere – This lightweight moisturiser in cream form is just my go-to moisturiser where I know I wouldn’t be afraid of a sunny hot day or windy cold day. It doesn’t not like a silky layer on the skin as the serum, but this moisturiser absorbs immediately providing a slightly satin finish to your skin so you don’t look over-dewy and this is why it is suitable for normal to combination dehydrated sensitive skin.


TOP – Bioderma Hydrabio Serum | BOTTOM – Bioderma Hydrabio Legere 




I have the full range of Bioderma Hydrabio from micellar water, tonique, creme, gel-creme, riche, lip balm, essence lotion, as well as perfecteur which I would some day provide an in-depth review on the full range.


I get alot of questions asking me what is a moisturiser I would recommend, something they prefer it to be one-step quick and easy. I would recommend the Bioderma Hydrabio Serum or Legere.



I know some people may be confused how can you have normal but dehydrated skin at the same time. Well, that is a next topic I’ll be talking about. 🙂


GwenBeauty Lifestyle

Clearly made my vision better

Almost everyone shops online, with a few taps or clicks on your desktop, mobile or tablet – your item is on your way. But with e-commerce dominating the internet, it’s giving us so much more options and sites to buy from. Discount codes and promotions are constantly given out to attract new customers. But what’s most important is the customer service or how user-friendly it is.

Back then in Malaysia, getting contact lens wasn’t difficult, I could walk into any store or find my friend who’s an optometrist or even buy it from my all time favourite online store . Obviously, that was out of my option being in Sydney and I had to find a new shop/store to buy my lenses. 8 years ago when I was in Perth, I used to buy my contact lenses from another site but it wasn’t as cheap as it was anymore until I found Clearly.


Oh Look! 30% off frames & lenses now!


So when I ran out of my contact lens and decided to purchase some from Clearly (because vain-pot me refuse to wear glasses everyday especially on special occasion). I’ve gotten 2 boxes with a discount and free shipping and it arrived at my door within 3 days. #notkidding



Look at that timeline!


So within 3 days, my contacts arrived with a free case (and yes I switch between Acuvue Oasys and Pure Vision 2. Waiting to try Biofinity but will talk about that in a different post)


No doubt here it is – genuine and authentic ( I know some people are really paranoid with e-commerce and buying things online )

Even the packaging looks so pretty!!!





When I was looking into the boxes I realise something…

The power for both boxes were different!!!



I can’t be wearing power that is less than what i’m supposed to. What’s the point of wearing contacts then?


So i quickly searched on the returns and warranties. After so many years, I have never had to return something or request for an exchange. I know my friends do and it’s a lot of hassle to do so.



Turns out, as long as the boxes are unopened and it’s within the 6 months expiry date, I could return them for free! But clearly I did not want to wait so I called them up immediately.


And within 5 minutes talking to a nice lady on the phone.



I’ve been refunded full amount of the one box.


A new order has been replaced at the same cost in less than 5 hours..




That was quick. Talk about speed.



  • Great services
  • Great range of lenses
  • Quick delivery in excellent condition (I hate those crappy cardboard boxes that is dented and you don’t even get it in a nice condition)


Currently, they are running a promotion –  $10 off contact lenses on all orders above $99



BUT, if you are a new customer, you are able to get 10% discount of your first purchase on contact lens PLUS free shipping! How about that!

So if you’re looking for a new place/site to buy your frames and glasses or contact lenses. Check out Clearly.



Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm

Here is another Bobbi Brown love post. (This post is not sponsored in any way)
Today,  I will be reviewing the Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm that isn’t highly raved or talked about, but if you’re a Bobbi Brown fan or if you know any of Bobbi Brown, I’m pretty sure you’ve seen this around.

The Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm comes in a luxurious glass tub that looks pretty on your vanity table and sturdy on your hands.

For those who loves 3-in-1 or you’re just looking for something that has all the benefit you can find. The Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm is something that you can consider and think about.


So what is the Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm?

A lightweight foundation alternative for dry, dehydrated skin, this formula is ultra-rich and blends easily, giving skin a dewy look with light coverage.


In other explanation for the Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm

  • It is part of the Bobbi Brown Extra range. If you have explored the Bobbi Brown Skincare, you would know that they have an Extra range that is catered for extra hydration, extra repairing and all the other extras that is needed because it’s catered for the mature skin or the super dry dehydrated skin. All the extra benefits that is needed.
  • It contains SPF 25. Sunscreen protection is needed and I have spoken many times about the importance of sunscreen.
  • It is tinted. This is it if you want something light coverage, not full on heavy coverage look and just something natural and bare-skin.
  • It is a moisturiser. Well, sort of depending on how dry and dehydrated your skin is.
  • It is a balm. It absorbs into your skin well and a little goes a long way.



I’ve gotten myself the Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm in Extra Light tint.


For reference:  I am a NC10 for MAC and Bobbi Brown Porcelain/Alabaster for the liquid foundation. 


I have used this and tried this out for 3 months. With a few trial and error of what works best as I have a 7 step skincare + 5 step face makeup on a daily basis. So to use this alongside my regular skincare and makeup steps and routine would be a little too heavy for me. As mentioned earlier, this product is really rich. 

But after many trials and error, I have finally found what works for me. So a tip for you, don’t jump into assumption and conclude if it doesn’t work out. You need to understand your skin, and how this product weighs and works on you.



The texture

As mentioned, it is a balm texture so it’s pretty thick and I usually use my fingers, beauty blender or a foundation brush to apply. As this is a balm, and same as any other Bobbi Brown’s balm product, it’s best to warm the product with your fingers by rubbing it gently. So if i’m using a beauty blender or a foundation brush, I rub the product on my finger tips before applying on my palm or my face and blend it with a beauty blender sponge or foundation brush.


The shade seems a little dark in the tub seeing it’s extra light and me being a alabaster/porcelain shade. But this is a very natural neutral shade I would say and swatch it before you judge it.




It has a dewy, hydrated finish as you can see once it’s blended well and it absorbs into your skin. It you’re worried with have oily face or t-zone, you may always set it with your loose/translucent powder. Autumn and Winter is when I love this product alot as it gives an extra layer of protection in terms of hydration and all that so my skin isn’t dry from all the cold and windy days.

Many tinted moisturisers there don’t really last long especially the tints as they fade away or it transfers from your face easily but this is amazingly good as it stays on and doesn’t oxidise to make me look like oompa-loompa or transfers away.



Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm

The Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm is available in most Bobbi Brown counters in Myers, David Jones and Mecca or even the Bobbi Brown online website here . It retails for $85 for the standard 30ml/1oz size. But as mentioned, this product is one of those ‘a-little-goes-a-long-way” type.