Finally Got My Hands On CLEO Exclusive June 2014! Have You Got Yours?

I got all excited when I saw Fiona of Street-Love.net shared CLEO Malaysia Facebook update. I was busy for these few days at work and only had time to just glance through Facebook. Call me lucky and this is one update that got me all thrilled. Finally, we have out very own local magazine that comes with full size makeup. It’s the CLEO Exclusive June 2014!

CLEO Exclusive June 2014 with The Body Shop 4-Step Smoky Eyes Palette

CLEO Exclusive June 2014 comes with The Body Shop full size eye shadow palette. The eye shadow palette is worth MYR 99.00 and the price of the magazine is MYR 6.00. This exclusive issue is priced at MYR 30.00, it’s definitely worth the purchase. This was not available in any bookstore or newstand. If you look at their update, it is only available at selected stores.

My story…

The closest to me is Times Bookstore Pavilion and I went there on 27th May during my work lunch break to hunt it down but it wasn’t available because the stock hasn’t arrived yet. On the same day, I had the opportunity to visit KLCC and went to Kinokuniya bookstore with high hopes that I was able to get it. To my utter disappointment and could only broke down in silence, Kinokuniya was closed for stock check purposes and will only be open again the next day.

On the 28th May, I was very busy with work and didn’t have time to spot this magazine. As much as I wanted this issue, I ringed Times Bookstore Pavilion the next day. My patience is virtue, this issue was available and they allowed me to reserve them as it was very limited. When I made my collection, I saw there is one was under reservation too. Finally I get my hands on it!

CLEO Exclusive June 2014 with The Body Shop 4-Step Smoky Eyes Palette 2

The exclusive issue comes in a sturdy clear plastic box which makes it more neat and clean. I like it that way especially it remains the exclusivity and doesn’t mess up the palette. The top of the magazine is where the eye shadow palette was placed.

CLEO Exclusive June 2014 with The Body Shop 4-Step Smoky Eyes Palette Close Up

The reason for me to hunt down this magazine is The Body Shop eye shadow palette which worth every penny of the purchase.

CLEO Exclusive June 2014 with The Body Shop 4-Step Smoky Eyes Palette Smoky Plum Box

This is The Body Shop 4-Step Smoky Eyes palette in Smoky Plum and I believe there is only one shade available. There isn’t any choice to pick shades and this is only the box of the palette. I’m good with plum shades. In fact, they are not only to just create smokey eye makeup.

CLEO Exclusive June 2014 with The Body Shop 4-Step Smoky Eyes Palette Smoky Plum

In the box, there is the palette, mini eye shadow brush and mini angled brush. The case of the palette is well reserved as it was stuck with a protective plastic to prevent scratches.

CLEO Exclusive June 2014 with The Body Shop 4-Step Smoky Eyes Palette Smoky Plum Ingredients

On the back of the palette is where you could peel their description of hidden information on their ingredients listing.

CLEO Exclusive June 2014 with The Body Shop 4-Step Smoky Eyes Palette Close Up 2 A close up to the palette with 4 different of purple shades.

CLEO Exclusive June 2014 with The Body Shop 4-Step Smoky Eyes Palette Smoky Plum Swatch

Here is a swatch of the four shades, let’s begin from left to right.

  1. Pale lilac shimmer shade
  2. Light dull brown plum shade
  3. Dull brown plum shade with red undertone
  4. Matte plum shade

CLEO Exclusive June 2014 with The Body Shop 4-Step Smoky Eyes Palette Times Pavilion

This is how many stocks was left at Times Bookstore Pavilion and after I took this photo, one man took two copies of it. I reckon when I left the store, they are left with under 10 copies. If you are still hunting for them, I recommend calling the bookstore to check on CLEO Exclusive June 2014 availability. Trust me, it’s going to save tons of your time. Otherwise, you’ll end up just like me going around without the magazine. Lesson learned.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Lily Cole Inks Me Up With Violet

‘Our liquid eyeliner goes violet. Easy to control, the felt-tipped applicator puts colour exactly where you want it. It’s limited edition so don’t miss out. Catch it while you can.

Easy to apply
Smudge-resistant
Suitable for contact-lens wearers
Ophthalmologically & Dermatologically tested
Limited edition’ – The Body Shop

The Body Shop Lily Cole Liquid Eye Liner comes with a felt tip applicator and you can see how much eye liner coated around the applicator. The shade that I have here is Ink Up Violet.

Thin or thick lines can be created with this eye liner, depending on your eye liner styles. Because it’s a felt tip applicator, the application can be streaky as you could see from the swatch. I recommend going light handed during the application to avoid the streaky lines. Ink Up Violet is matte dark royal purple, a very pigmented shade.

This is what I like about colored eye liners. They are not only to redefine the eyes but gives a beautiful pop of color for the simplest eye makeup. You can apply this edgy winged out styles and still looking stylish. I tried using it on my lower lash line  and smudge it with my fingers, it looks as though I have used pencil liner to do so. The eye liner dries within a few seconds after application.

I wore this eye liner without primer for 9.5 hours and it truly did not smudge which is exactly what the eye liner claims. Seriously, nothing budge although it is not waterproof and the shade doesn’t fade.

Ingredients Listing: Aqua/Water (Solvent/Diluent), Mica (Opacifier), Butylene Glycol (Humectant), Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil (Skin Conditioning Agent), PVP (Hair Fixative), Stearic Acid (Emulsifier), Tocopheryl Acetate (Antioxidant), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Palmitic Acid (Surfactant), Caprylyl Glycol (Skin Conditioning Agent), Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (Viscosity Modifier), Xanthan Gum (Viscosity Modifier), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifier), Hydroxyethylcellulose (Stabiliser/Thickener), Hectorite (Opacifier), Galactoarabinan (Film Former), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Tin Oxide (Opacifier), CI 77007/Ultramarines (Colour), CI 77491/Iron Oxides (Colour), CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide (Colour)

Verdict?

I always love the pop of color and this eyeliner can be applied for sharp precise liner or smudged-wear. Removing it is effortless because I ‘ve used baby wipes to remove it. I’m impressed that did not smudge on my eye lid or giving me any panda eyea. The only backlash on this eye liner is the applicator because it could give streaky lines during the application.

Retail Price: MYR42.00

Weight: 3ml

Collection Status: Limited Edition

Availability: The Body Shop Stores and The Body Shop Online

PROs:

  • Smudge free for 9.5 hours
  • Pigmented
  • Shade doesn’t fade
  • Easy to remove with baby wipes

CONs:

  • Streaky felt tip applicator

My rating: 4.8/5
 

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This eyeliner has been provided by The Body Shop for review purposes, please refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

WOW! Project:The Body Shop Pulse Store – Heartbeat of the Community

A new episode from WOW! Project! I love getting this project done although it takes a lot of effort, energy and time. Almost gotten sick in the progress but its worth to get this episode complete. This time Fatin will be showing us The Body Shop where they have adapted a new concept and do watch till the very end because Fatin have some special news to share!

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This candid shot was priceless! Fatin spotted me snapping her photo when she was practising her speech. Ops but it was hilarious!!! Please share if you have any ideas on what you want to see in WOW! Project.

 

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xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

The Body Shop Lily Cole Shimmer Cubes & Swatches

‘A palette of four iridescent eyeshadows to mix and to match. Shimmer Cubes don’t just look amazing – they also blend effortlessly and feel great on the skin. It’s limited edition so don’t miss out. Catch it while you can.’  – The Body Shop

This palette is different from many quad eye shadow palettes that we normally see. It’s The Body Shop Lily Cole Shimmer Cubes. It comes in cubes separated on its own. The palette that I have here is palette 24 where its more on pink and purple shades, where else there is another on bronzy shades which is palette 06. This palette is so cute that reminds me of little candy cubes packed in a box!

Each palette comes with four cubes weighing 3.5grams each. The life span of of these eye shadows is 18 months upon opening and its made in Italy.

Peeling off the manual on the back, there’s ingredients listing in a few languages. Check it out if you have any concern on allergies. To open up the manual wasn’t easy because its thin and they stick so tight together.

All of the eye shadows is with shimmer finish. What great about this palette is you can just bring any one of the eye shadows along with you, need not to carry the entire palette if you don’t want to.

Here are the swatches and you could also see the beautiful finish. The eye shadows are well pigmented and buttery texture on swatches. Don’t forget to check out how Jean use these shimmer cubes here.

  1. Tint It Pink – light pink beige
  2. Live Lilac – soft purple
  3. Think Pink – mixture of red and pink
  4. Go Violet – dark plum

Price: MYR79.00

Weight: 3.5g x 4

Collection Status: Limited Edition

Availability: June 2012

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh