Nov 13, 2011

Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream No. 27 Review & comparison: No. 23 ‘Natural Beige’, No. 27 ‘Honey Beige’ & No. 31 ‘Golden Beige’

 Ok, it’s LOOOONG overdue, but I finally got around to doing a comparison of these three shades.

I have previously reviewed Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream No. 23 ‘Natural Beige’ and No. 31 ‘Golden Beige’ and was excited to see they introduced a shade in between, No. 27 ‘Honey Beige’.


There was definitely a huge gap between the cooler toned No. 23 and the very warm toned No. 31 and i think No. 27 is a perfect balance between the two. I tend to be warm toned, so although I had previously used No. 23 in Winter when my skin tone was a bit lighter, it was still too cool and had a bit of a greyish cast that was noticeable on my skin. No. 27 is a perfect lighter shade for me in the cooler months.

Left: No. 23                          Middle: No. 27                           Right: No.31

Partially blended in, still creamy
Left: No. 23                          Middle: No. 27                           Right: No.31

More blended, dry to the touch
Left: No. 23                          Middle: No. 27                           Right: No.31

The difference in tone and shade are apparent, No.23 is for much lighter, cooler toned skin. No. 27 is definitely ‘honey’ in colour, whereas No. 31 looks almost orangey next to it.

As for texture, coverage and finish, No.27 is just like the others I have previously reviewed :) I will be using No. 27 in the cooler months and No. 31 in Summer when I have a bit of a tan. No. 23 I think I’ll send to my sister who is lighter than me and a bit more cool-toned.

Check out my other posts on Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream.

I hope this helps anyone who is looking at buying one of these shades!

Missha is a great BB Cream brand and they are constantly having promotions. Recently I got a free full sized BB Cream for the launch of their new site, just for being an email subscriber! They usually post their promos on Facebook and Twitter, but I think being an email subscriber to their website is probably the best way to find out about specials and discounts. At the moment they are offering a e-giftcard with all purchases of $40 or more, $20 off for VIP members and $15 off for existing and new members. I have not been asked by the company to promote them, I just truly love the brand! :)

Ishah xx

Nov 7, 2011

Holiday Gift Hitlist! What women REALLY want.

Ok, when I say women what I really mean is me. What I really want. But these are some pretty awesome products that I’m betting you will want too! :)

My husband is completely sports obsessed. He’s bought me Dodgers and Lakers items galore, and I have no objection to this as long as they’re cute. The one thing he hasn’t bought me yet is any NFL merchandise (his team is the Steelers).

Luckily for him, NFL have released a whole bunch of new merchandise and accessories for the 2011 season, and there are some really cute items that would make a great gift! This long sleeve that I’m wearing is an NFL x Victoria’s Secret Pink collaboration and would be a perfect pj/lounging top as it’s super comfy.

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They have a LOT, a WHOOOLE LOOOT, of clothing and accessories available, from jerseys, tees and fluffy boots to watches, nail polish and leopard print handbags.. Here are a few of my faves.

Cuce Shoes New York Jets Supporter Boots – $134.99

KE Specialties Pittsburgh Steelers Team Colors Nail Polish - Set of 2 – $14.99

Pittsburgh Steelers Women's Victory Play T-Shirt –$23.99

Check out for these and lots more.


You may have seen my review on Red Carpet Manicure at-home gel system.

This would be a perfect gift for someone who enjoys a long lasting manicure, but doesn’t want to spend a lot of money going to the salon all the time.

The Starter kits go from $59.99


No Holiday season would be complete without makeup (or so I tell myself).

Urban Decay is one of my favourite makeup brands, and their sets are always gorgeous and great value.
Look at the beautiful butterfly detailing on this one!

Book Of Shadows IV – $64


I love everything Hello Kitty, and these brush sets are absolutely to die for!!

Graffiti 5-Piece Brush Set (Original Price $49) – $25

Original Hello Kitty Brush Set – $49

Glittercute Collection Made With Swarovski Elements – $495 (Hey, a girl can dream right?)


Well that’s what’s on my Christmas list (and also birthday list… since my birthday is in December!), what’s on yours?

Ishah xx

Disclosure: A product/products in this post were sent for review consideration by PR representative of the company. This in no way influences my opinion of the product.

Nov 5, 2011

My fave Winter products!

Well, Winter is steadily approaching and my skin is steadily getting drier. It’s around this time that I will usually switch to more pampering products in order to keep my skin soft, smooth and hydrated. These are a few of my faves.

When it’s cold I absolutely love a hot bath.. Like a STEAMING hot bath, with lots of bubbles and stuff like bath salts/bath bombs/bath oil… anything that smells good and is relaxing.

Calgon has been making bath products for the past 50 years and recently launched a brand new website These are two of their products that I tried and loved.


The Moisturizing Shower Gel & Foam Bath in Tahitian Orchid is heavenly. I used it in my bath and it bubbled up into quite a lot of lovely, slightly scented foam that felt really moisturising. It’s infused with Vitamin E, Aloe and Shea Butter which left my skin feeling really nice and silky. The scent was gorgeous, on the website they say; ‘Delicate yet complex describes this fragrant festival of summer jasmine, mimosa and Tahitian Orchid. Melon and subtle hints of lemon enhance the intensity of the experience’… I could definitely smell the jasmine (since I have no idea what a Tahitian orchid smells like!), but it wasn’t overpoweringly strong. In fact I thought it could be a little stronger, but for people who are sensitive to fragrances, this would be perfect. I will be repurchasing :)

The Relaxing Bath Salts in English Garden however had a much stronger scent. It’s described as ‘A romantic bouquet of flowers that captures the essence of moonlit strolls in a lush, enchanted garden’. I almost wish the bath salts had been Tahitian Orchid as well, since English Garden reminded me a bit of my Grandmother’s old bath and lotion sets she always liked to get for Christmas. It wasn’t horrible, but it was a bit too sickly sweet for my tastes. They dissolved nicely in the hot water though and added oils and minerals to the water that soaked into my skin and left it with that kind of sheen you get from bath oils. I’m definitely going to be picking it up in a few different scents.

My hands get really dry in Winter, especially my cuticles, and I’m always looking for products that soften the cuticles without leaving them really oily and shiny.

Burt’s Bees is one of my favourite skincare brands. They make lovely natural, cruelty free products.


The Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream is well known in the nail blogosphere. It’s rich and moisturising, but not as oily as most cuticle oils. It has a fresh lemony scent that isn’t too sharp or strong, and the creamy formula is great at softening my super dry cuticles. It has Sweet Almond Oil and Cocoa Seed Butter to moisturize and soften your cuticles while Vitamin E and Sunflower Oil nourish brittle nails. I’ve had it for a couple of months now and haven’t made so much as a small dent in the tub.

Lip balm is my absolute go-to product in Winter… or any time for that matter. I tend to have dry lips and find myself constantly reapplying lip balm throughout the day.

eos (evolution of smooth) lip balms and hand lotions are well known and loved among many beauty bloggers. Their lip balms are 95% organic, 100% natural, gluten, paraben and petrolatum free.


I have two of their super cute smooth sphere lip balms, summer fruit and sweet mint. These are just SO CUTE, I love the shape and it fits perfectly in my hand. The shape also allows the lip balm to be applied easily and the formula is very smooth, creamy and moisturising. I am a lip balm fanatic and this is my new favourite. Both scents are lovely, and have a slightly sweet taste. I am also going to look for strawberry sorbet and honeysuckle honeydew.

Of course, I can’t forget body wash and lotion.. especially for my arms and legs. They get all dry and ashy if I don’t take good care of them (ewww.. not a good look) so it’s important for me to have good products that hydrate really well.

Nivea has always been a part of my life. It’s my mother’s favourite brand of moisturiser and when I think of her ‘mother’s smell’ it is always the smell of Nivea body lotion. She has always hounded me to ‘put some cream on’ after having a shower, so I grew up using Nivea and they have never let me down in terms of hydration.


The new Hydra IQ Non-Stop 24hrs+ formula is wonderful, the Touch of Cashmere Cream Oil Body Wash is ultra rich and creamy, and leaves my skin feeling soooo super soft and silky. It does feel like there’s a bit of a film on it after I rinse off, but when I’ve dried off with a towel, it’s no longer there and my skin feels satiny. It also smells gorgeous, sort of jasminey (since again… no idea about orchid blossom scent.. I didn’t realise they had much of a scent).

The Express Hydration Freshening Gel has a lighter consistency to the regular body lotion, but it hydrates just as well, if not better. It has natural sea minerals so it absorbs into the skin quickly and doesn’t leave any greasy residue, but I only applied it once in the morning and my skin felt hydrated definitely til the next day. It smells similar to the old body lotion, which I love since it reminds me of my mother, but has a bit of a fresher, lighter scent. It has cooling mint extract which leaves your skin feeling cool and fresh.

What are your favourite products when the weather starts getting colder?

Ishah xx

Disclosure: A product/products in this post were sent for review consideration by PR representative of the company. This in no way influences my opinion of the product.
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