Skin 79

A Review Of Skin79 BB Creams : Diamond Luminous Pearl, VIP Gold Super Plus, Hot Pink Super Plus & The Oriental Gold

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In the BB Cream community, one of the popular brands is Skin79 – a Korean BB Cream.  Last year, I bought the most adorable Miniature Set which contained 4 samples of :-

1.  Skin79 Diamond Luminous Pearl BB Cream
2.  Skin79 VIP Gold Super Plus BB Cream
3.  Skin79 Hot Pink Super Plus BB Cream
4.  Skin 79 The Oriental Gold BB Cream

Don’t be fooled by the miniature size of these BB Creams because surprisingly, they have lasted me for ages and I have nearly just finished one of them – The Oriental Gold BB Cream – which must mean it was my favourite out of them all!

Swatches Of Skin79 BB Creams

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My Mini Reviews On Skin79 BB Creams

For ease of reading, I am going to break them down and talk about them individually :-

1.  Skin79 Diamond Luminous Pearl BB Cream

This was my least favourite out of them all because it was the only one without SPF, whereas the rest had SPF 25+, and it contained too much shimmer for my liking,  Complete with a whiter-than-my-skin-colour and pearlised finish, it made me look like I was a Twilight vampire.    It is also a lot runnier than the others and it squirts out the tube too easily.  I must give it credit for being the only BB Cream here which has a name which makes sense to what it truly is – diamond luminous pearl, indeed!

2.  Skin79 VIP Gold Super Plus BB Cream

This warmed and adapted to my skin tone relatively well.  I liked it for its nourishing feel and medium coverage and gave a nice glow.

3.  Skin79 Hot Pink Super Plus BB Cream

It’s so similar to the VIP Super Gold Plus that I can barely distinguish them except the Hot Pink one has a slight pink undertone in its shade – but when blended in, I can’t tell which one is which.  I do like this a tad more simply because of its hot pink packaging.

4.  Skin 79 The Oriental Gold BB Cream

Again, this is quite similar to its Gold and Pink sisters, but it’s marketed for the more mature skin.  And hello, that’s me!  No wonder this was my favourite.  It is thicker and has a more tacky feel than the rest of them because it is simply more nourishing and hydrating for the dry, mature-skinned ladies.  When I use this, I like to lightly dust my face with finishing powder just to help take off the excess shine.


The shades are slightly off from my NC-30 face but it adapts better when I warm it up with my fingertips and apply it light-handedly and build it up slowly with lots of blending.  I didn’t experience any breakouts from any of these BB Creams and they don’t budge even after 15 hours of wear and tear.

Skin79 has a wide range of BB Creams to suit different skin types and needs.  If you’re a newbie to BB Creams, I would highly suggest getting your hands on a Miniature Set like this to test out which one suits you.  And ooh, I found this useful guide to help choose the right Skin79 BB Cream.  I’m sure I read somewhere about the launch of a new orange Skin79 BB Cream but it’s not featured on the guide.

Have you tried Skin79 BB Creams before?  Which one did you like?

Top 10 Christmas Gift Ideas For Her

There are 10 days till Christmas!!  Unbelievable!  If you’re a last minute shopper like me, you won’t panic until the 24th of December.  And if you’re buying for females, it’s pretty easy – think jewellery, cosmetics, perfumes, skincare, spa treats…(unless they’re of the tomboy variety and cannot stand anything beautifying…and in that case, you don’t have to read this!)

Guys have a weird tendency of buying gadgets for me!!!  For example, when the then-boyfriend-now-husband and I celebrated our first Valentine’s Day together, he bought me…wait for it…a CD drive for my laptop.  I looked at the thing and I was like, “What the…??!!”  Don’t worry, he has since learned!!

Anyway, if you’re stuck about what to buy for a female friend or family member, or if you’re looking for ideas to add to your Christmas wishlist, you’ve come to the right place.  I had a look into my beauty cupboard and here are my top 10 Christmas beautifying gift ideas for females, from least expensive to most expensive :-

1.  Skin79 BB Cream Miniature Set [RRP $10 from Asian stall in Chadstone]

This pack comes with 4 deluxe samples (5g) of Skin79 BB Creams : Diamond Collection Pearl Luminous Beblesh Balm, VIP Gold Collection Super+ Beblesh Balm SPF 25 PA++, Super+ Beblesh Balm Triple Functions SPF 25 PA++ and The Oriental Gold BB Cream SPF 25 PA++.

My Thoughts :  Apart from wishing their names were shorter and less complex, this is a fantastic gift for a beauty junkie!  The pink shiny packaging appeals to teenagers as well as older chicks like me in the 30+ age range.

2.  Miller & Moore Luxury Footspa Set [RRP $20 from Coles]

Click here for the Miller & Moore Footspa review and see what’s in the box

Relax at the end of the day with a footspa!  This set comes with delightful treats to soothe your feet after a long day at work or after Christmas sales shopping.

My Thoughts :  Fantastic gift for women who love to be pampered – and at a great price.

OPI Divine Swine, OPI Designer, de Better, OPI Lip Gloss

3.  OPI Dynamic Duo [RRP $24.95 from Salon Style]

This pack comes with a full-sized OPI Nail Lacquer from The Muppets Collection along with a matching lip gloss.  There are 3 shades to choose from : Designer, de Better!, Divine Swine and Meep-MeepMeep.  OPI have come up with loads of Christmas gift packs and it also includes OPI Glamour Toes featured yesterday.

My Thoughts :  Great stocking find for teenagers and girls who love to coordinate colours in their make-up.  Have you seen the shades in The OPI Muppets Collection?  Absolutely drop dead gorgeous with glitz and glam!!!

4.  Bloom Classic Mini Nail Polish Collection [RRP $24.95 from Bloom Cosmetics]

This comes with 4 mini sizes (9ml) with the shades : Millie (rich burgundy), Kim (taupe), Edie (cherry red) and Toni (pale pink).

My Thoughts :  Classic and work-friendly colours to suit women of all ages.  They are so dinky and cute!

5.  Crabtree & Evelyn Wisteria Traveller V10 [RRP $28.95 from Crabtree & Evelyn]

This comes with Bath & Shower Gel (50ml), Body Lotion (50ml) and Perfumed Bath Soap (40g) from the Wisteria range.

My Thoughts :  This set is purely for floral fans.  In my opinion, it’s catered more for the mature woman – something for the Mother-in-Law, perhaps?  Which makes it funnier when I tell you that my Sister-in-Law bought this for my birthday this year!  But I like it!!  This is actually the 2nd Crabtree & Evelyn gift pack I have received as a present – the other one is from La Source.

YSL lipstick

6.  YSL Rouge Pur Couture Golden Lustre [RRP $50 from Myer]

A luxurious gold encased lipstick in a multitude of shades.  And ooh, look at the YSL embossed on the lipstick bullet.  Pictured is 110 Fuchsia Symbole and you check out my swatch here.

My Thoughts :  Lipstick is not just for old women!  That’s all I’m going to say!!

7.  Jurlique Purely White Starter Kit [RRP $69 from Jurlique]

This comes with Purely White Skin Brightening Essence (15ml), Purely White Skin Brightening Day Cream (15ml) and Purely White Skin Brightening Treatment (15ml).

My Thoughts :  Jurlique have actually got a few Christmas gift packs which are great value for money. This pack is great to give as a gift because it doesn’t say “anti-ageing” on it which could be seen as insulting!!  As your beauty blogging guinea pig, I will eventually get round to testing this on myself and I will let you know my thoughts at a later date.

8.  bareMinerals Get Started Kit [RRP $84.95 from Kit Cosmetics]

This pack provides a great introduction into the mineral world of make-up.  You’ll be swirling, tapping and buffing in no time!

My Thoughts :  It’s amazing what mineral foundation can do for those who suffer from rosacea and acne scars!  Perfect for women of all ages – but just make sure you get their shade right.

9.  Balenciaga L’Essence EDP [RRP $145 for 50ml from David Jones]

When I think of Balenciaga, I think of their classic handbag – but not many of us can afford the $$$$.  So what’s the next best thing?  Their perfume in this beautiful pentagonal luxe glass!!!  L’Essence is a strong and sexy scent with a mixture of violet leaves and leather.  It’s intense so a light spritz is all you need to make this your new signature scent.

My Thoughts :  Perfect for women who ooze style, confidence and sensuality.  It’s divine!

10.  Diamond earrings [RRP $$$$]

It’s true what they say, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend!”  Just make sure you’re buying certified diamonds and not some cheapo cubic zirconia passed off as real diamonds!  And remember, every piece of jewellery tells a story – read mine here.

My Thoughts :  Perfect for every female at ANY time of the year!  Always welcomed!!!  (If you’re not a diamond lover but you receive one and you don’t like it, feel free to pass it on to me and I will show it plenty of love!!!)


Are any of these gift ideas on your Christmas Wishlist?

P.S.  3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 – are press samples – but I wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t like them myself.

Recent Haulage For Ms Selfish Shopper

I confess.  I am Ms Selfish Shopper.  Contrary to popular belief, I am not a big fan of shopping.  But when I do go shopping, I shop for myself.  I have good intentions to buy something for someone else, but 99% of the time, I will end up buying something for myself.  Does that happen to you too?

Here’s my recent haulage…

1.  White booties with a side bow ($15 from imagination world) : Oh so adorable!  How could I refuse?

2.   Handbag dress ($10 from imagination world) :  Certainly not the prettiest dress I own…but it’s kinda cute AND it stretches!!!  Great for my expanding food baby belly!!

3.   Dotti oversized black sunglasses x 2 ($26 altogether – Buy One Get One Free from Dotti) : I’m a sucker for BOGOF anything!!!  And yes, these are my nth pair of oversized black sunnies…!!!

4.  Skin79 BB Miniature Set ($10 from an Asian stall in Chadstone) :  First of all, aren’t they the cutest things EVER?!!!  Second of all, BB creams!!  Thirdly, 10 buckaroos?  Get in my overflowing beauty drawers, already!!!

5.  Elizabeth Arden Advanced Lip-Fix Cream (<$28 from : As you all know, I recently started a lip beauty blog so I need to get my lips in prime condition for swatching.  I asked my favourite lip beauty guru, Akisa from beautyswatch, for advice and this is the lip primer she recommended.  I ordered it online because it was much cheaper…but it took 4 weeks to arrive!

6.  December edition of Madison magazine with free Butter London nail polish ($8.95 from 7-11) :  Have I mentioned that I have an obsession with magazines with beauty freebies?

7.  Lindt Lindor Extra Dark chocolate balls ($5 from Sweet As) : I actually bought 4 boxes of these babies!!  They are going cheap because the expiry date is end of January.  These will be devoured before the end of next week!!

And there you go!  Ms Selfish Shopper strikes again!

What have you hauled recently?