Thank you verymuch for the overwhelming response and your participation everyone. Just a short note to let you know that entries for the lucky draw of the BareMinerals starter kit is officially closed as of 12:00am, December 17th. Readers will not be announced for privacy reasons but he or she will be contacted via email before 6:00pm on Monday, December 19th. For those of you who didn’t win, stay with mizzshopaholic and there will be other free giveaways very soon! Merry Christmas! X
(Oh, if you like the above greeting card, you can get it at Hallmark for HK$99.50 for a box of 10 blanks plus 10 beautiful fuchsia coloured envelopes.)
Here it is folks! Email me at email@example.com between today, December 9th, to next Friday, December 16th, to enter the lucky draw for a chance to win this set of bareMinerals makeup foundation starter kit in Medium Beige shade. Remember to write your name and address inside the email so that I know you are a Hong Kong resident, and please write ‘Lucky Draw’ in the subject box. You’ll get everything you see featured here except the rubber duck. The set includes a SPF 15 foundation, a matte SPF 15 foundation, a mineral veil, a kabuki face brush, and foundation primers for the face and eyes. I’ll draw the winner from a hat!! Good luck!
Bare Escentuals launches in Hong Kong with its first beauty counter at the Harvey Nichols at Pacific Place. To celebrate this exciting arrival in our town, a cocktail party and beauty demonstration was hosted at the Marquee of The Repulse Bay Hong Kong on September 28th. Despite having the T3 Typhoon warning signal hoisted on the day, but that didn’t stop us die-hard makeup fans braving the storm for the introductory party. What a fun way to spend an afternoon, hey? Trying out beautiful colourful mineral makeup over ice-cold cocktails and champagnes. I’ve been wanting to buy bareMinerals foundation online for sometime, after hearing the good word of mouth that goes around, but I was concerned about finding the right shade for my skin over the Internet. Now I finally got to try them on my face. How fantastic! If you are not familiar with bareMinerals makeup foundation and its amazing flawless coverage, you should check out the company’s website and the tutorial videos which will show you all there’s to know or, pop over to the counter and try it for yourself. And as a way to thank my valued readers, I’m giving away a bareMinerals starter kit which includes a SPF 15 foundation, a matte SPF 15 foundation, a mineral veil, a kabuki face brush, and foundation primers for the face and eyes in a lucky draw. Stay tuned this week for details and how to enter. (Terms and conditions apply. For Hong Kong residents only.)
To use your makeup brushes for more than one thing (i.e. changing colours) when you are doing your makeup, you’ll need a quick clean before each switch. For powder eye-shadows, dab the brush on a tiny pile of loose powder on top of a piece of tissue paper. Go back and forth on the tissue with the brush, working into the loose powder, the previous colour will disperse into the excess powder on the tissue leaving you with a clean brush. For a more thorough easy clean, such as to wash away liquid, gel or glittered products, use a trusty brush cleaning spray like the Bobbi Brown Brush Cleaning Spray or the Bare Escentuals’ Quick Change, pictured below. These quick drying sprays will instantly clean all traces of makeup from your brush with a quick wipe, but remember to follow with a little squirt of water and another wipe to make sure none of the cleanser’s residue is left on the brush before your next use. And just like your hair (or a wig if you’re using synthetic materials), you can blow-dry your makeup brushes too but, please, be gentle.
Bobbi Brown Brush Cleaning Spray US$22 at Bobbibrowncosmetics.com; Bare Escentuals Quick Change Brush Cleaner US$18 at Sephora.com