The Best Beauty Blog updates

That was my ever-so-witty title and play on words for “Update”.  Yes, dear readers, although I have a few drafts dying to go live, I thought I would give you a brief update on the 3 things that little old beauty blogger me got up to recently in the beauty blogging world :-

1. L’Oreal Paris New Products Launch

l'oreal revitalift laser x3, l'oreal bb powder, l'oreal cc cream, l'oreal bb blush, l'oreal shine caresse, l'oreal colour rich vernis

I was seriously impressed with the exciting new anti-ageing (yes, I NEED IT!) Revitalift Laser x3 range. I am a lover of all things anti-ageing but some procedures, i.e. actual laser treatment, is not possible for me as I have a LOT of debt (and I have totally gone into overdraft mode in one of my bank accounts but that’s another story for not-a-blog!) Anyway, this range has promising results and I cannot wait to test it on my aged 32 and a half face!

And like, ERMAGHERD!!! *squee* The make-up!!! New releases in Australia include L’Oreal Shine Caresse (yes, they are out in shops now in Australia! I swatched the ones I bought in HK here) and mascara and nail polishes.  After the success of L’Oreal’s first BB cream, they have more products in the Nude Magique range including CC Cream (read : what are CC creams?), L’Oreal BB Blush (you will LOVE this!) and L’Oreal BB Powder.

Once I have had time to play with all the products mentioned, expect photos and reviews and swatches galore 🙂

2.  Benefit Cosmetics Fake Up Launch

benefit fake up, #fakeupaus, Benefit cosmetics Fake Up

Fake Up is a unique hydrating crease-control concealer – perfect for under your eyes to conceal dark circles and fine lines, I tell ya!  I got to meet a real-life Dr Feelgood (which incidentally is the 1st Benefit product I ever bought; reviewed here), hang out with my awesome Sydney beauty blogging friends and drank apple Martinis served by topless men with 6 packs (shh, don’t tell my hubby!).

Unfortunately, due to Melbourne golf-ball-hailstone-storm, Val (AKA Ponikuta the beauty blogger) and I got stranded in Sydney and suffered severe sleep deprivation – perfect opportunity to put Fake Up to the test 😉

3.  Top 5 Clinique It Girl 2013 Finalist

Clinique It Girl 2013, Clinique It Girl finalist, Clinique It Girl Ling

Yes, me!!!  One of the 5 finalists to become Clinique It Girl 2013!!!  Can you believe it?  No, me neither.  But yay!  I’m up against tough competition though – all the other 4 girls have only just reached their 20’s!  Youth is on their side!!!  But I have my fingers and toes crossed.

If you would like to vote for me (you BETTER vote for me :P), then Like Clinique Australia’s Facebook page (link) and watch the video clip (link), then LAUGH AT MY VIDEO and vote (for Ling!  Pretty please :)).  Please note – the link only works on laptops / PC and not mobile phones / iPads.  By voting, you can win a $500 Clinique prize pack.  Voting ends 13th March 2013 (I think…) and THANK YOU very much if you do vote for me!  (And you can also click on the photo and it will take you directly to the voting page! ;))


Anyway, if that wasn’t a busy enough week for me, I also dyed my roots.  I think I got everywhere – bathroom sink, mirror, floor, my face, ears, scalp and right eyelid – stained red EXCEPT my roots!!!  DOH!!!!  And yes, I took photos so you can laugh at me when I blog about it later 🙂  I hope this week is just as exciting but let’s try and get Monday over with ASAP!  Monday-itis is not my BFF!

What did you get up to last week?  Tell me anything and everything.



14 Comments on And it’s a Date! Of the Up variety featuring L’Oreal Paris, Benefit Cosmetics & Clinique

  1. Aislin
    25/02/2013 at 10:57 am (5 years ago)

    Very excited for all of these updates! I’ve already voted for you in the Clinique It Girl competition, good luck 🙂
    Did you know when the L’Oreal Shine Caresse lip stains will be available in stores? I’m dying to try them out 🙂

    • Ling
      25/02/2013 at 9:46 pm (5 years ago)

      @Aislin, *squee* Thanks so much Aislin!!! Your support means a lot to me. Really appreciate it 🙂 And guess what? The L’Oreal Shine Caresse stains are available in stores – but I, personally, have not found them at my local Priceline yet. They are $23.95 though so you must keep your eyes peeled for special deals 🙂

      • Aislin
        25/02/2013 at 9:59 pm (5 years ago)

        @Ling, Any time Ling, I love your blog and wish you well in the competition 🙂 and that’s great news! They weren’t at my local Priceline when I checked it out but I’ll have to keep my eyes peeled for a good deal on them so I can pick up a few to play with. Thanks very much and keep up the great work! 🙂

        • Ling
          02/03/2013 at 8:21 pm (5 years ago)

          @Aislin, I think it’s 3 for 2 at the moment for L’Oreal products in Priceline 🙂

          And thanks again babe x

  2. Karen
    25/02/2013 at 11:56 am (5 years ago)

    Congratulations on being in the top 5 finalists for Clinique, good luck! Benefit’s Fake Up looks so exciting- I can’t to give it a try! Also so excited to try the L’Oreal Shine Caresse especially after hearing so much about it being a dupe for YSL Glossy Stains 🙂

    • Ling
      25/02/2013 at 9:48 pm (5 years ago)

      @Karen, Thanks so much Karen 🙂 It was such a lovely surprise to be selected 🙂 And woah, there are so many exciting new beauty products on the market to try out!!! I love being a girl!!!! Okay…an old married woman 😛

  3. Steph
    25/02/2013 at 12:47 pm (5 years ago)

    So glad you made it to the finals!
    You can do it ling!

    (aka Fake Jen :P)

    • Ling
      25/02/2013 at 9:48 pm (5 years ago)

      @Steph, LOL-ing at your Fake Jen. You will always be Jeneara to me…and fake Steph LOL! And really appreciate the amazing support xxx

  4. Kate from Seduced by Beauty
    25/02/2013 at 4:03 pm (5 years ago)

    Congratulations on being a Clinique It Girl Finalist. I’ve voted for you Ling and hope that you are one of the lucky winners. I am so glad that I didn’t end up entering because if you feel old imagine how I would have felt!!

    Can’t wait to try the L’Oreal Caresse lip stains – I absolutely love L’Oreal lipsticks and I am sure these will be a welcome addition to my never-ending collection.

    Good luck xx

    • Ling
      25/02/2013 at 9:50 pm (5 years ago)

      @Kate from Seduced by Beauty, Thank you SO MUCH Kate!!!! And you so should have entered!!! Clinique is a beauty range for ALL ages!!!

      And yeah, the L’Oreal Caresse stains get a big thumbs up from me….surprisingly, I have never tried a L’Oreal lipstick…I actually have an unopened one in my stash 😛

  5. RabbitwithFangs
    28/02/2013 at 3:45 pm (5 years ago)

    L’Oreal BB Blush – can’t wait to try…oh and voted; you’re adorable! (Gadgets – LOL.)

    • Ling
      02/03/2013 at 8:16 pm (5 years ago)

      @RabbitwithFangs, Ahhh thank you thank you thank you 🙂 And hehe, yep, me and my dodgy gadgets LOL

      P.S. Let me know what you think of L’Oreal BB Blush 🙂