Monthly Archives: April 2006

Summer is almost here and it’s finally time to get tan – yay! However, think twice before you jump under the sun or head towards the tanning salon. Skin cancer is currently the most common of all cancers in the United States and there are over a million cases diagnosed every year. So if you want a tan, the best way to do it is to use self-tanners. Here are some reviews of the self-tanners I have tried:

Ever wondered why most Asian women have flawless skin that never seems to age? Besides our *awesome* good genes and a different diet, we practice a skincare regimen, known as the 5-step skincare regimen, religiously. Basically it consists of the following 5 steps:

Step 1: Double Cleansing
Double cleansing is crucial in maintaining great skin because makeup can clog your pores and lead to breakouts. This step consists of removing your makeup with a cleansing oil followed by a gentle cleanser (usually a foam wash or creamy cleanser) to remove any residue. Check this out to find out more about cleansing oils.

What I Use: DHC Deep Cleansing Oil and Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser

Here’s for Wing =)

To choose a lip color that is right for you, you have to consider the following:

1. The Look You Are Going After
Dark colors will make you look more mature while young colors will make you look younger. If you are doing a dark smoky eye, keep your lips nude. Similarly, if you are doing a nude eye, go with a bold lip color.

2. Natural Skin Tone
Pale skins look good in reds with blue undertones, light pinks, honey, mocha and pinkish beiges. Medium skins are flattered by rich reds with brown or yellow undertones, pinks with brown undertones, medium browns from mocha to caramel. Redheads should go for brownish undertones like raisiny reds, and deep peach shades. Deeper skin tones like brownish reds and plums, sheerest pinks, pink-glossed beige and virtually any shade of brown. Olive skins look good in brownish reds and berries, deepest pinks, chocolate, yellow-browns and plummy browns.

I have been watching Mariah Carey’s old music videos and my favorite one is definitely Breakdown from the Butterfly album. In the vidoe, Mariah spotted 3 different looks – a glittery gold eye look, an ultra femme blue eyeshadow look and a sultry smoky eye. I personally like the sultry look the best but now that spring is here, here is a breakdown of the last look.



MAC Pigments are basically highly concentrated loose color powders that come in different finishes: Matte, Metallic and Frost. They are a dream to blend, do not streak or cake and last forever. And since they go on super pigmented, you only need a teeny bit each time. You can also mix them together to get the color you want.

Another awesome thing about pigments is that they are multi-purpose. Below are some of the ways you can use them:

Good news to all you pigment lovers out there – MAC is launching a new collection called She Shines with 7 new pigments in mid-June! Here’s some info on the shades:

Shimmertime: Soft baby pink
Dazzle Ray: Sunny golden peach
Golder’s Green: Sea-green with gold
Azreal Blue: Soft blue with silver
Night Light: Smokey olive with gold
Sunny Daze: Apricot-taupe with silver
Sunpepper: Rosy taupe with silver
Frost (repromote)
Rose (repromote)

Right now there’s no word as to whether these pigments are limited edition or not but if they are, I have to start saving for them *sigh*