Sunday, February 13, 2011

Haul and review: Paul and Joe Body Masks, Blusher and Pearl Powder

Pardon the overdue posts and everything, all thanks to my company doctor's mis-diagnosis who mistaken my Bronchitics for merely a common cough that everybody seems to be getting nowadays... I have been suffering from intensive coughing and shortness of breathe for 2 weeks...and i am still trying to recover from it after seeking a second opinion from my family doctor. Sigh.....

This year isn't going to be a good year for me.....

Well, until i chanced upon a on-going sale which is held at Takashimaya Square B2, did some hauling and thus some therapy done to make me feel better.....

I am not too sure why, it seems to me that Paul and Joe is having sale more frequently than ever, i am not complaining here just a little curious (perhaps to clear discontinued and seasonal items).

Here we go......

I managed to haul some body care products and 2 makeup items at approximately 50% off the retail price.

My Paul and Joe mini Haul.

As i have quite a fair bit of body care mask to use up, i will do the review of the body mask at a later date. According to the description of the body mask, it is supposed do deep cleansing of the skin, thereby evening the skin tone and to keep the skin nicely moisturised. I have yet to try it out personally, so i shall save my opinions for later, what i do not deny is that i am deeply attracted by the subtle orange flower smell that the body mask has, so much so that i bought 2. : )

The 2 makeup items that i snagged.

My first Paul and Joe Blusher.

The pretty packaging that i can never resist.

Blusher colour 10: A sweet pink with highlighter.

Ingredients of the Blusher.

I would say i am rather lucky to snag this last piece of blusher, i wasn't drawn to it initially as i figure the sweet pink might look a like 2 awkward OTT clown like patches on my face (and the tester look rather muddy to me), however when the friendly SA manning the counter showed me the correct way of application (after cleaning the top layer of the tester to reveal the true colour of the blusher), i was sold immediately.

The blusher when the sweet pink side was applied gave a natural pinkish look and when swirl together with the lighter side, the finished look is a subtle sweet glow.. I think this might lead to the starting of a Paul and Joe blusher collection for me. : )

Paul and Joe Pearl Powder 01.

The pretty flower motifs on the plastic jar.

A subtle light champagne gold.

A close look at the gold sheen.

Ingredients of the Pearl Powder.

The Pearl powder is something that is not what i have planned on purchasing as i am not a pigment or pearl powder person and i am terribly terrified of tipping over the entire jar when i am in a rush (i am klutz at times) as well as using too much. The SA who attended to me demonstrated how versatile this colour is which can be used both as a eyeshadow highlight, blusher highlight as well as the decolletage.

The amount of pearl powder is rather generous a 5g which i gather will last me for a long time to come, which is a good deal considering that MAC's pigment is 4.5g which cost US$19.50 approximately S$30+. I would love to try MAC's pigment when i am skillful enough,until then i will continue to practice.

All in all, its a good deal. The prices are slightly more expensive by a few dollars than the sales that Prestige held at their warehouse (if you are willing to brave the battle with other ladies, otherwise i would find the Takashimaya Square environment more relaxing).

If you are interested in checking out the items and according to the SA they will be topping up new stuffs, the sale ends on 2oth February.

Sightings of other Paul and Joe stuffs: several single eyeshadows, 2 or 3 eyeshadow palettes, some lip colours from Spring Collection 2010, cream foundation compact refills, body cream, bath gels, 1 nail colour and some accessories like nail boards and sponges.

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