Posts Tagged ‘Asia’

BB Cream – Top Ten BB Creams For All Skin Types

November 17, 2012 Leave a comment

What is BB Cream?

Essance's BB Cream.

Essance’s BB Cream. (Photo credit: JAY ZHANG)

The History of BB Creams

Beauty or Blemish Cream (BB Cream) is not new and has been around for over fifty years. It was first developed by a German dermatologist Dr.Christine Schrammek in the 1950s for her own patients to sooth skin, reduce redness and give it a more natural look after treatments such as peels.

Dr. Schrammek’s site still sells the original BB cream.

BB cream was then introduced to Asia where it was popular in countries such as Korea and Japan.

Which BB cream is the right one for you?

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Biggest Male Makeup Market Is South Korea

September 21, 2012 Leave a comment

Who would have thought? Korean men have been known for being stoic, hard and emotionless – well, that was until now.

Flag of South Korea

Flag of South Korea (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

With only 19 million men in South Korea, they have managed to corner 21% of the men’s cosmetic market totally sales worldwide. That’s $495.5 million dollars last year alone making South Korea the biggest men’s makeup market to date.

According to The Week:


“Why are South

South Korea has largest male makeup users …

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Kate Middleton Snapped Topless in France

September 14, 2012 1 comment
SINGAPORE - SEPTEMBER 12:  Catherine, Duchess ...

SINGAPORE – SEPTEMBER 12: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge  (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

Hot on the heels of Prince Harry‘s nude pictures at a party in Las Vegas, pictures of a topless Kate Middleton has emerged in the French magazine Closer.

It could not have come at a worst time whilst the couple are visiting Asia (Malaysia today) celebrating the queen’s diamond jubilee. Many Asian countries have a high population of Muslims and nudity is less tolerated than in the west.

Obviously unaware that she was being photographed (note to Kate : the paparazzi is everywhere,

Topless Kate Pictures going viral …

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China’s New Tan Free Solution : Facekini

August 22, 2012 Leave a comment

Facekini 1I remember working in the Far East in Hong Kong and we had some customers coming to the office from sunny Spain. So far so good.

The Spanish lady turned up looking tanned and skinny in all the latest most fashionable gear thinking no doubt, that she looked like the bee’s knees. The man, all fashionable salt and pepper shoulder length hair was also tanned and toned.

The envy of many Europeans.

The office manager who just met them briefly described them as the “ugliest people he had ever seen.


The Facekini Fashion in China …

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