My stash of… Lipcolors (2016)

YEH! I’m writing again! I’ve haven’t been sharing much on makeup product this year isn’t it, especially lip color!

I’ve been kinda into lip color (again) lately but the thing is I usually put them on only in the morning. I don’t do touch up, I don’t bring them out.. LOL! Anyway, that’s beside the point. Nice color must still be shared!

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And so… here are the latest collection I have.. Enough to create different look for 2 weeks!! *pout*

Today post, I will only be sharing with my favorite few out of this 12 sticks!

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Let’s start with something new ..

MAYBELLINE – LIP FLUSH BITTEN LIPS LIPSTICK (RD02)

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Maybelline – this is definitely not my first gradient lip stick! My first was from VDL. It was pretty sheer and girls who love natural look wold probably love it (you can check it out from HERE).

I thought this would be the same too until i tried the tester at Watson’s and I’m like .. “Wow, quite pigmented as compared to VDL triple shot!” Not only that, it’s pretty easy to glide on and it can cover my dry chapped lips!

Did I mention, it smells sweet too!

LOREAL – BLOSSOM TINT CARESSE (B06 Rose Blossom)

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This cushion tint gives a velvety finish on its own and works great too when used with other lip color! I just love how the cushion can help to create gradient lips so easily and NO MESS at all!

And if you didn’t know yet, this tint can be a blusher and eye shadow too!

Below image shows u the different look it can give..  Yes, all using the same stick!

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Well I’ve tried to do some laying of the color and I think they looks great!!

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Top image is my Maybelline’s bitten lips and bottom is layed with Loreal’s tint caresse.

Chio (pretty) right? LOL.. I like how the laying works! The way it gives a playful yet not too drama look! And it’s not the boring monotone color! So 3D!

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I’ve tried them on my hands to show u a more accurate color tone of my bitten lips (it seems more pink on lips in those photos).. It’s suppose to be more red though..

I’m definitely getting other colors to my collection!

Next, I’m sharing with you some collection I’ve got from VDL! It’s not triple shot but something that caught my eyes too!

VDL – Pantone Expert Color Lip Cube Tranquility – 01 Serenity

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I won’t exactly say this is a lip color because it doesn’t really give you pink/red/violet color on your lips. Instead it works more like a (sheer) lip balm/ lip base.

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You applied it on your lips (clear) and just wait few sec you’ll see it turned sheer pink!

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IMO, this wasn’t as good as Son & Park Sugar Tint but I love how the blue and pink marble effect the lipstick look! #socool!

Taking another VDL color that I have (105 Pink Positive) I layer it on top of my Serenity!

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Such elegant color not only looks beautiful, it gives SPF protection and moisturized your lips too!

If you have realized, my VDL lipstick all comes in a cube top! This is not found in other competitors product yet! So what’s so good about the cubic edge? It actually helps your draw a more accurate/define cupid bow – easier to achieve one too!!

Next up, my happiest purchase!!

URBAN DECAY – MATTE REVOLUTION (1993)

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Bought this during a sale event and until now I can’t get over the excitement!!

As the name suggest, it’s a matte lip color. But you can see it’s not those drying matte color. It still give a lil natural shine  and cover my chapped lips well! All this thanks to it’s creamy non drying formula!

Another beauty of this lippie is that it can gives you different look depending on how many layers you apply and how you do it!

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From a natural to a rocker! LOL.. For use who prefer lighter tone, you can achieve with 1993 too! Just lightly dap it on your lips and blend them!

Seriously, everyday different look is achievable from these different lippie!!! Try changing a color today!!

 

 

 

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Qoo10 Cocomo

My blog readers will know that I hardly recommend any seller from Qoo10 on my blog. Not that they’re no good. It’s just that there’s nothing special worth promoting for them.

However, today I will be sharing with you one of my favourite seller and the things they sell are definitely worth mentioning!!

DISCLAIMER FIRST!! This is NOT a sponsored post! I used my hard earn money to purchase each and every one of them!

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IMG_6926These are the products which I had bought so far… I didn’t buy at one go of course!! they are being brought home over a period of time..

I will not be drilling in depth into every product but more of showing you what I’ve bought from them!

I remember the first product I bought from COCOMO is ETTANG Rubber Mask!

I’ve tried both old and new version!! Equally good but new version is better in the sense that they look more attractive and comes with a safety seal!

IMG_5265IMG_5264I did a post in May 2015 sharing my experience in using this rubber mask! If you’re keen to try this rubber mask, do give it a read by clicking HERE!

Well, I have not use the GOLD MASK yet so no comments on that! But but.. I read a lot of good review about it..!! Probably I should use it soon!!!

Next product from COCOMO that caught my attention is BERRISOM LIP TINT PACK! Don’t think I have written any post about it yet but had briefly share the goodness on my lip stash post! 

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I bought 3 colors (separate purchase) and among all I think I like Vivid Scarlet best!

**BTW, if you’re wondering why my hand look so FAIR, it’s Oseque High-end Touch Foundation! It’s a lil too fair for me so i will not be sharing much on that!

IMG_4423 IMG_4426 IMG_4428 It’s bright and highly pigmented! You can check out my review of this HERE & HERE!

Next up is another HAPPY PURCHASE!! SON&PARK LIP CRAYON!
IMG_6910Out of so many nice color why did I purchase one that has NO COLOR!!? It’s not for no reason okay~ This was one of the most recommended color – natural yet sweet looking!

And…. Sugar Tint is Jeon Ji Hyun’s HOT PICK!

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I was still worried that the “color” will not show on my lips but… SEEE!!!!

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left: with sugar tint     |  right: without sugar tint

Can see the difference right!!!!

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I thought this was pretty awesome and totally worth the price!!! The sweet rose scent is mild and soothing! Application is smooth and not sticky at all.

Lips looks so kissable and soft now!! Definitely recommending this to girls who like natural makeup and wana heal dry lips!

 

SELF COLLECTION @ NOVENA MEDICAL CENTER
IMG_6875If you opt for the FREE self-collection, don’t worry of getting lost or no public transport bringing you there! I collected most of my COCOMO products from Novena Medical Center! Hassle-free and friendly staff!!

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My stash of… Lipcolors! (Part 2)

Yeah!! Here’s a PART 2!! I find that too much product in one post may not be a good idea! It’s like the post is never gonna end!! Hence I decided to split my lipcolor stash post into 2 (or maybe 3, 4, 5 moving forward)…

You can still check out 1st part of my lip stash HERE..

Update 10 Jan 2015: So new year new start and here’s my NEW lip color!! Peri Pera Tint Glow Stick ✿◕ ‿ ◕✿ Bought Peri Pera Tint Glow Stick on Qoo10 after testing it at one of the departmental store.. LOL!! (Don’t tell me you don’t do that!!) Bought this pinkish tint call “Magic Of Love”..

Type: Tint stick

IMG_0533 IMG_0535 What I like: Very nice shade of pink!! color is lasting tooo!

What I don’t like: Although it’s a very pretty pink but.. 😦 breaks too easily…. SEEEEE!! Only first use and TRAGEDY!!

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Well.. tragedy aside, I still love the color….  It’s pink (of course) and it looks sheer.. IMG_0538

How it looks: HA! Benefit of lip tint!! Look as if it’s natural pinkish lips!! It’s pretty lasting I must say~ Oh and no weird taste!! LOL.. Other than it breaks easily, I think it’s pretty nice lip tint color!! What do you think?? IMG_4237 IMG_4240

Marc Jacobs Beauty – Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyls ✿◕ ‿ ◕✿ – Kissability

Type: Lip gloss

What I like: NUDE with shimmer is too awesome!! Not only its a great nude shade it has this menthol sensation on your lips when u apply it!

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What I don’t like: Can’t really see the shimmer when applied i suppose .. but that’s not any big issue to me.

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How it looks: This lip gloss not only look shiny, it give my lips a little tingle that lasted quite a while. Pretty cool without having plump lips!! Another thing you can’t see from the picture is that it smell nice too..!

Laneige Two Tone Lipbar ✿◕ ‿ ◕✿ – Red Blossom

Type: Lip stick

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What I like: Well, it looks very similar to VDL’s triple shot BUT Laneige lip bar are more pigmented and they have more variety of colors!

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Yup, from what you see above, they have 12 shades! From nude to cute to sexy! The color I chose (I think is red blossom if I didn’t remember wrongly) is more to a natural shade.. Although it does looks very redish brown on its own but when you apply, okie la, not that scary.. (okie, maybe not very obvious here.. will try another shot another day!)

What i don’t like: You need a lil practice to get the shade on your lips correctly.

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How it looks: Above is just one thin layer of red Blossom and below is more opaque one..

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Sui bo (Nice not)?? LOL!! It’s pretty natural and blends pretty well!! I think I will get more colors then show them to you on another post!! Stay tune!

Secret Key Sweet Glam Tint Glow ✿◕ ‿ ◕✿

I bought this on Qoo10 about 3 months ago. I didn’t buy this because I read reviews or gotten any recommendation.. It was an impulse buy (sh*t!).. However, it turns out a pleasure purchase!

Type: Tint bar

What I like: Because it was on sale! It was a 1+1+free gift (eyeliner) offer on Qoo10 that’s why I decided to add Juicy Orange and Chic Burgundy to cart!!

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See! Only S$16.50!! Super wu hua (worth it) right!!? However, promotion is often for a limited time only. Below is the latest promo they are having currently and seems to be slightly pricier too..

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Anyway, let’s not drift too far.. Back to my lip color, Actually I like it that is very lightweight and color is so sweet!!

What I don’t like: It’s pretty expensive without the offer eh??

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How it looks: I thought this was pretty dark shade of red and I start wondering if I will even use it.. (sh*t)! I tried it on and looks like it’s pretty decent!

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Kinda like the color and if you’re thinking what I’m thinking now, the answer is NO. This color is NOT the same as Peri Pera Tint Glow Stick above. This tint color is closer to red whereas and Peri Pera is more pinkish..

If you’re looking for something more long lasting, I would recommend Peri Pera’s though.. It won’t last you one whole day, but at least I can still see some color after half a day..

Secret Key Sweet Glam Tint Glow ✿◕ ‿ ◕✿  – JUICY ORANGE

Type: Tint bar

What I like: Light weight lip color and did i mention, it’s quite moisturising.IMG_4378

What I don’t like: Color is too light, perhaps?


Top image showing u half-half comparison!

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How it look: It doesn’t seems to appear visible?? It just looks like a lip balm. Or was I too used to pink lips?? As compared, I think Chic Burgundy stands out more..

Berrisom Lip Tint Pack ✿◕ ‿ ◕✿

Type: Tint Tattoo

What I like: it’s really long lasting and NO touch up required even after lunch!!Yes, Berrisom Lip Tint Pack is a 12 hour long lasting lip tattoo! Doesn’t smudge! Doesn’t stain your teeth!

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What I don’t like: You have to apply carefully else your lips may look outta shape! Plus, you need to wait for 5-10 mins for the tint to dry before you and peel it off and have the long lasting tattoo color on.

 

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How it looks: It’s like fresh blood, with perfume one.. It may look runny here but it’s quite sticky when applied on lips..Kinda difficult to glide through at one go nicely..

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Peel off when it’s dry and ta-daaaa….

See the color??! It really stays leh!! I’m pretty amazed!

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Final result is AWESOME!!! I have natural healthy looking red lip! Do check out my separate post on Berrisom Lip Tint Pack HERE!!

Son & Park Lip Crayon ✿◕ ‿ ◕✿  – Sugar Tint

Type: Tint bar

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What I like: Light weight lip color, awesome rose scent! It is not sticky and application is really smooth!

What I don’t like: NOTHING! This is my new love!!!

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How it looks: After application, give it few seconds and you will see the color starts to change. Now your lips look soft and kissable!!!

Peri Pera Lip Tint Gloss ✿◕ ‿ ◕✿  – Sweet Cherry

Type: Lip tint

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What I like: Super Opaque! Easy to apply and color is really sweet looking!

What I don’t like: The tint is lil too runny and gotta be careful when handling so as not to drop it and stained our clothes.

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Yes, above is one swipe across! Nice hot pink ya?

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How it look: I receive compliment when wearing this color! However, it’s really too bright for my liking. Hence I will always apply as usual and then use tissue to dab off a  bit color..

August Bellabox

For about… almost… 6 months(?) I’m finally back to being a Bellabox member again!! Why suddenly subscribed again?? Because I rec’d an email fr Bellabox saying that “subscribe now and received FREE $125 gift box”!!(although I have not rec’d’s my $125 box!!)

So for now, lets take a look at my August Bellabox….
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Quite an impressive box! Let’s check out the items now….

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It’s ModelCo’s Cheek & Lips tint! This tint is a lightweight, dual purpose cheek and lip tint that delivers a natural, rosy glow. The long-lasting gel formulation glides on smoothly, leaving the perfect amount of sheer colour for just-flushed cheeks and a lightly stained lip.

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This tint is ideal for that “no makeup” look with a subtle hint of colour.

It is a very sexy red color you see here! Reminds mi of vampire bites! But trust me, it really will eventually turn light rosy pink when u apply them..

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See.. The color get absorbs in quite fast actually.. It leaves a mark on the area where I first leave it on while snapping some pics! I swear I spent less than a min taking pic! Did I also mention, this tint smell kinda sweet too.. Hee.. I guess tint are no more that scary when they were first introduced… My first lip tint from Tony Moly scares me quite a bit (the scent)..

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Next item that caught my attention is this hand cream! It’s not the brand that caught my attention, it’s the box!!! I thought I squashed it but when I trying to push it back to its ‘original’ form I then realize(!!!) the box is slanted by nature…!!!(CHEY!!)

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I did not squashed it!!! hahahaha!! Unique box indeed!

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This is the Oriental Rose with Coenzyme Q10 hand cream from Harnn! Rich and mesmerizing Chinese Rose essential oils is enhanced with Nano seaweed extract to help stimulate Collagen and Elastin production for younger looking skin with powerful antioxidant properties to reduce signs of aging. With Organic Rose Water, Shea Butter, and Coenzyme Q10 in rich balm formulation keep hand hydrated and softened while strengthening your nails.

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another thing i like (and don’t like too) is the safety seal.. freshness guaranteed! but.. i cant test a bit on my hand.. (T_T) But i guess it’s ok..

So now, after caring for your hand, lets take a look at what’s for your lips!!

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Swiss Rituel Fruity Protective lip Balm!! It smells very sweet even without mi unwrapping the wrapper! It contains moisturizing active ingredients that will condition your lips and prevent fine lines and wrinkles through Vitamin E – all these while exuding a fresh scent of fruity grape!

Use this with care because they are pretty soft. Don’t turn the lip stick all out to apply! You’ll break it… In fact I broke mine (previous stick).. But still usable, just have to be extra gentle now.. LOLX!

Now that u have a moisten lips.. Time for inner beauty!
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Tea bags!! To be exact, they are beauty tea bags (called Teaism) from My Life Inc!

After water, tea is the most popular beverage in the world. It is thought that tea was first discovered during the Shang dynasty in China, from 1600 BC to 1046 BC. Then with the trade routes in the 17th century, it traveled the world. And now it’s a worldwide phenomenon.

As we know, there is nothing like having a hot cup of tea to send your worries away. And sipping tea doesn’t only feel good, it is good—for your body. Studies have shown that chamomile can work as a antimicrobial and can help prevent blood clots, and that peppermint tea is a warrior in the fight against bacteria, allergies and viruses, and has plenty of antioxidants.

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TEAISM knows all about this. As a product of Eu Yan Sang, TEAISM combines heritage and innovation to deliver the most fragrant brew. TEAISM also believes that while life should be spent drinking delicious, all-natural, healthy teas, it should not be spent fussing with tea bags. Instead, TEAISM teas come in pencil-shaped, disposable, high-tech tea wands, eliminating the need for bags or teaspoons, because who has time for those? Each disposable wand contains high-grade tea leaves and is made of FDA-approved aluminum foil. It’s the most convenient way to achieve the same taste you would derive from high quality loose leaf teas. The future is here, and it’s nothing to be afraid of.

TEAISM is three things: healthy, functional, convenient. And many flavors: comfort, restore, protect, balance, energize. And many benefits: relieving nausea and dizziness, helping digestion and lowering flatulence, easing chronic pain, muscle aches and rheumatoid arthritis, anti-inflammatory, minimizes symptoms of common colds and allergies, improving overall immunity.

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We’re all busy but we’re never too busy for tea—TEAISM makes sure of that. Just add hot water, stir and enjoy.

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See, just this simple! Tea done and it taste good! Not those strong brew kind like Pu Er/Tie  Guan Ying but still its nice cuppa tea! BTW, this tea bag is “ENERGIZE: FANCY BLACK TEA” (orange tip bag).. It’s slight bitter and astringent taste, accompanied with a light roasted tea scent! Fancy black tea helps detoxification and gives u energy. It’s 100% black tea and contain caffeine..

The other bag that i have got is “RESTORE: OSMANTHUS OOLONG TEA” (pink tip bag). A tender fragrance and feel-good sensation—that’s what we get from this osmanthus flower and oolong tea infusion. Fragrant sweet scent that provokes your senses. Mild sweetness of osmanthus flowers and earthy taste of oolong tea combine together for a refreshing tea treat! I like it’s benefits! Antioxidant & Anti-aging!! It contains Oolong Tea, Osmanthus, Natural Flavor & caffeine.

So if you are allergy to caffeine.. i guess you;ll have to skip these..

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Dermedex Challenge Pack.. this looks a bit.. erm.. i don’t know what to say.. It’s like i don’t know what will happen to my face after using it.. indeed packaging plays a part!

The Bio’tox Cleanser deeply penetrates the skin to soften dead cells, black heads and dissolve excessive sebum, leaving a fresh and soothing sensation. It is based on active natural ingredients, which deeply cleanses and unclogs pores while helping to reduce the dry, thickened, outer layer of the skin. Regular use will help reveal a fresh, clearer, brighter complexion to dramatically reduce the visible signs of ageing, restoring the supple, glowing effect of healthy skin.

Did i mention? Dermedex Biotox Cleanser is formulated with Lavender, Honeysuckle (Flos Lonicerae) & Orchird Flower!

This cleanser have a very “tidious” way to use it.. It’s like you can’t be lazy to be pretty..

How to use:

1. Morning, evening and after stenuous exercise. Apply a small amount to wet skin and workinto light milky foam suing circularmotion, concentrating on the T zone.

2. Leave cleanser on face for 5 mins for the active ingredients to work its magic before rising off.

  • Normal to combination, leave on skin 3-5mins.
  • Oily/ open pores, leave on skin 10-15 mins.
  • Problem skin (Acne), leave on 10-30mins (first 2 weeks leave overnight as mask)

3. May work with mild-salted solutin for better results.

4. Rinse thoroughly.

Next, it’s the Refining Cream 2. Say hello to the newly improved Refining Cream 2, the ultimate way to acne free skin.

Combining Chinese herbs and Western cosmetics technology, the Refining Cream 2 softens blackheads & dead skin cells, controls growth of germs, relieves heat and rids toxins to deter excessive oil secretion, clear clogged pores, removes pimples and relieves swelling.

So this challenge pack can helps you to achieve clearer and acne
free skin within 3 days. Now it sounds more promising.. shall use it soon and keep you guys posted! If you already can’t wait to try, click HERE to get your complimentary Challenge Pack now! 😀 Yes, for FREE!! It’s worth S$13 okay!! Just remember to apply the promo code “ILOVEDERMEDEX” upon check out!

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Next, something for you to cleanse your face~ Facial wipes that can gently remove impurities, makeup and even waterproof mascara! WOTNOT!! Australia’s first award winning facial wipe that is 100% natural with certified organic ingrediens to cleanse, sooth & hydrate!

Facial skin is so delicate that only the most natural ingredients should be used in facial case products. WOTNOT knows this and has produced a facial wipe so natural your skin will love it as much as you do. WOTNOT facial wipes use a 100% natural cloth which is luxuriously soft and pampering. Their formula is enriched with all natural ingredients including Australian certified organic aloe vera to lubricate and repair, certified organic sweet almond oil to restore lost moisture and calm itch and inflammation, and certified organic rosehip oil for skin regeneration and moisture re-balancing. The certified organic jojoba oil base is easily absorbed to condition skin and eyelids making lashes more lush, while the naturally sourced nutrients like Vitamin E help to heal, nourish and protect leaving the skin smooth, supple and glowing.

WOTNOT natural ingredients mean less irritation for your skin and being 100% biodegradable and compostable, these wipes are even gentle on the environment.

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reseal-able pack like this becomes very handy to bring around.. and guess what.. one pcs of wipe is SO BIG!

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Bigger than my fleshy palm size! i never like to use facial wipes because i feel that my face will not be clean enough.. and true enough.. other than “100% natural”, this wipe did not amaze me much..

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It did remove my gel liner my bb cream but i don’t like the soapy/sticky feeling it leaves behind.. wipe and wipe, wipe and wipe, i still don’t feel clean.. nah.. facial wipe.. big cross! X

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Last but not least in the box.. This is a BONUS item! It’s candy Doll powder foundation sample! First impression: man~! this for kid!? LOL…

But i went on to google some info about it and seems like it’s pretty reputable in Japan because of this popteens model, Masuwaka Tsubasa. She is the top Popteens model in Japan, her popularity encouraged many pops fan and teenagers to follow her fashion style and makeup trend. CandyDoll first developed with the Cheek and Lip series followed by Lipstick and Mineral Powder lines. Ms Tsubasa creates all different kind of makeup techniques, styles, looks and trends by using the most basic CandyDoll Color Cosmetics.

Smooth, silky, finely milled powder helps cover up your flaws and creates a matte finish to your skin that looks as pore-less as porcelain. It contains Hyaluronic and Ceramide, which help skin look beautiful and moisturized throughout the day. A packaging bonus: the ultra soft sponge is separated from the powder, for longer lasting use.

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The candy doll liquid foundation goes on smoothly, providing you the same high quality results as the pressed powder and the same Hyalurionic, Ceramide ingredients. Natural looking skin that is translucent and lustrous are the beautiful results, and are yours for the taking!

CandyDoll is ideal for all skin types! Now i save the trouble to find one foundation suitable for my combination skin! haha..! It hides skin irregularities and creates flawless texture, maintains a clean finish all day!! This is so tempting me to buy one!! That’s not all!! It also includes a moisturizing formula & brightens skin for a perfect, even finish!! Gosh! I gotta try them tomorrow for work!!

Well, that’s all for today’s Bellabox! hopefully the next box will be as impressive too! looking fwd!! 😀

July Trove – Midsummer Gala!

Seriously…  I’m running out of idea on how-to-make-an-opening.. LOL “Hello everyone” “Hi readers”… what have i not used? *thinking*

Today, im gona share with you my July Trove box! Its a love & no love complex emotion!

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So many things this month, i can even see makeup stuff in it! Bravo~! But where should i start now? Probably i’ll start with something that i had started using?

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It’s Avancé Dou Demaquiillant Super – An instant remover design for resistant and waterproof eye make-up! Gentle to the eye while removing the waterproof eye makeup.
A formula that remove and at the same time gently moisture delicate eye area as it contain soothing and moisturizing ingredient, Chamomile flower extract and Trehalose.

Avancé is the pioneer for Eye Makeup and Eye Care in Japan. It was the FIRST to launch the Avancé “Mascara” with Lash Treatment and Waterproof technology to Japan in 1937.

Shake well before use, apply it on a cotton pad and wipe over the eyes gently for around 5 seconds. It can remove eyeshadow, eyebrow color and waterproof mascara effectively!

My opinion? I think this is by far the best eye makeup remover i had used. I recall that i had tried L’Oreal before but it is totally weak! Avancé made me goes WOW when im trying to remove my Maybelline’s gel liner! Gel liner user.. u know how difficult it is to remove gel liner, waterproof somemore! But with this baby, it doesn’t matter how stubborn your gel liner is, it will still melt away in no time!

I included a few pictures to show u how i remove my eyeliner using Avancé….

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See my black black gel liner? It’s very difficult to remove even with BioDerm/Biore Jelly!

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But what i did was to only placed my cotton pad (already soaked with reasonable amount of Avancé remover) over my eyelid for about 5 secs and i just gently swipe it across my eye and……

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It’s more then half gone! I did not apply much pressure and its already half gone! This time with my unused side of cotton pad, i wipe it again and its’s near gone.. i think this is the most effective eye makeup remover i had used! 

Buy again?? of course!!? it’s really good! On days that i put on heavy eye makeup, i can reply on this to clean up the mess at the end of the day! *thumbs up*

Cost: SGD$28.90 (Can be purchased at Watsons, BHG & John Little!)

If you like gel liner, i would recommend you Maybelline’s Gel Iiner Pen! Check it out HERE..

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Next up, it’s Physiogel! I’ve got a travel size Physiogel Cleanser in my trove! This cleanser is a hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic soap-free cleanser that cleanses, soothes and softens without drying the skin. Its non-greasy formula does not contain animal fats, providing a gentle cleansing and maintenance of the skin’s natural pH balance. It can be used on face and body, suitable for all skin type including sensitive skin (even babies!)

The amazing thing is that.. it can be use with or without water!!

With water: Apply a liberal amount of cleanser to skin. Massage gently in a circular motion. Rinse with Water.

Without water (For delicate skin): Apply a liberal amount of cleanser to skin. Massage gently in a circular motion. Remove excess with a soft tissue or cotton wool.

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Together in my trove, there also a set of trial pack (Cleanser, lotion & cream!)

Physiogel Cream/Lotion is a hypoallergenic moisturising cream that provides physiological lipids in the Derma Membrane Structure (DMS)―a structure similar to the skin, hence, revitalising dry skin.

Physiological lipids are natural and essential components of normal healthy skin.

  • With physiological lipids to protect and restore healthy skin.
  • Non-comedogenic.
  • Contains no colourants, perfume and preservatives.
  • Hypoallergenic.
  • For the daily care of dry and sensitive skin conditions.

Just apply a thin film once or twice daily. It may be used more often if necessary. Recommended for use on face and other body parts which are dry. The lotion is ideal for the entire body.

I can’t comment much on this as I’ve not use any yet. However, if you wish to try it first and share with me your thoughts, you can go to my side bar and look for the Physiogel Trial Kit link to get your trial set today! Yes, it’s free….!

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Neutrogena Hydro Boost again.. oh wait! This is water gel without the SPF! The one i got in previous trove is with SPF 15! I haven’t try the one with SPF but for this, i think im good with just the sample. I don’t like the sticky sensation when I’m applying the gel.. It’s not like you can stick anything to your face but it’s the tacky feeling that i don’t like. If you think it’s lightweight, i think Laneige moisturizer is even more lightweight. If you think it cooling, i think Laneige one is even better.. Conclusion, this is not my cup of tea..

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Mask from Herborist! TBH, I have not heard of Herborist before.. so i did a little google search and found this…

The time-honored cosmetology of China is still charming in today’s instrument civilization, which reflects modern people’s sensation of returning to nature.

Following the classics of Chinese cosmetology, adopting integral ideas, and combining the peculiar herbal essence of China and the latest modern biotechnical achievements, Herborist provides consumers with natural and effective hair care and skin care products to create the beauty from root.

Herborist, as the first modern herbal full products of China, reflects the essence of Chinese culture that pursues “nature and balance” and mirrors the philosophy that refreshing, natural and healthy beauty is bound to stem from the root. Herborist likes to share with you the secret of skin care and hair care as well as physical and mental balance.

Offering Thanksgiving and Supporting Environmental Protection Herborist always advocates healthy, refreshing and natural life attitude and undertakes to provide each consumer with natural, safe and mild products as well as systematic and friendly services.

Herborist offers Thanksgiving to the society – it originates from nature and rewards nature. It will take the initiative to support environmental protection.

This mask is specially formulated with extracts from several Chinese herbs, including Atractyloides Macrocephala,Poria Cocos,Paeonia Lactiflora and Bletilla Striata, it features mild and nourishing ingredients, which can penetrate into the skin to boost elasticity and vitality of the skin. It is effective in breaking down ageing horny layer and improving the uniformity of the complexion to help you have tender and fair skin.

As for how effective it is, i can only comment after i started using.. ^_^
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How many have heard of Jane Iredale? I have… NOT (again).. This month VT recommended many brand that i’m new to! 🙂
Jane Iredale is the president and founder of Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, a company she founded in 1994 which brought the mineral makeup line jane iredale to the aesthetic industry.  She was the first to supply this industry with a line of makeup that had skin care benefits.

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She was inspired to develop a makeup that was good for the skin by her career in the entertainment industry where she saw actresses and models struggling with the ill-effects of the many kinds of makeup they wore.  Her experience in working with women whose careers depended on a clear complexion allowed her to see how skin disorders and sensitivities not only threatened careers, but also destroyed self-confidence.

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Jane has always thought of makeup as an essential part of a woman’s sense of well-being and she wanted to make that easy to achieve.  That’s why her mineral powders are a foundation, powder, concealer and sunscreen all in one, and why every product in the line is multi-functional.  Her goal is to make products that look good, feel good and are good for the skin.  Products must be easy to apply, as well, so that a woman can be her best in the shortest amount of time.

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This has had an international resonance.  The jane iredale brand is carried throughout the United States and world-wide in more than forty countries.

Jane’s success in reaching women of all ages and nationalities is based on the belief that true makeup artistry comes not from trying to make a face conform to the latest fashion trends, but from enhancing the wearer’s natural beauty and, as a result, allowing her personality to shine.

So now, let’s see what Jane Iredale product we have in my trove..

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GLOW TIME FULL COVERAGE MINERAL BB CREAM

Glow Time covers blemishes, minimizes pores, disguises wrinkles and smooths and brightens skin. It looks luminous yet feels velvet. It comes with 6 shades too!! Now i can get the shade similar to my skin tone!

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PUREPRESSED® BASE MINERAL FOUNDATION

A sheer and semi-matte mineral foundation that feel is weightless. Trust their mineral foundation to look like your skin, only better!

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LIPDRINK SPF 15 LIP BALM

This colorless lip balm really is a drink for the lips. I tried a little on my lips, i like the lemony scent but i don’t like the look it has on my lips.. Maybe i applied too much? Seems like it leave a layer of white residue on my lips.. now everyone knows i applied lip balm from 100m aways! LOL..

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JUST KISSED® LIP AND CHEEK STAIN

A lip and cheek stain that provides long-lasting, custom color to lips and cheeks.

  • Multipurpose stain uses all natural ingredients to enhance your natural coloring.
  • Non-drying, long-lasting, all-natural stain adjusts to your own chemistry for an irresistible pink shade that will flatter your skin’s undertone.
  • Olive butter, avocado butter and wild rose wax soothe and soften lips. Rose flower wax and beeswax nourish and moisturize.

I’m pretty amazed by the effect of this lip & cheek stain! Initially i only wanted to show you that both lip care i got here is sheer colour.. but..just read on and u’ll know..

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The lip & cheek stain is pretty obvious when applied on hand.. sheer pinkish color.. unlike Lipdrink is totally invisible..

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Under certain angle, you will then see the Lipdrink’s shine.. Lip & Cheek Stain is still sheer pinkish color.. and i’m still wondering.. “how can it be a cheek stain this way??” I ignored my hand and continue with the photo taking of all my trove product.. about 15 mins later when i’m packing up….

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I got a shock, the lip & cheek stain changed color!! Or rather the color turned darker! Now it is a cheek stain! hahahaa.. It looks very natural and not too drama.. I’m pretty impress.. Moving fwd, i might consider trying more of their product if they’re not too difficult to get..

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Vichy is pretty hot in Singapore, been seeing the ads a lot on TV.. and now i can get my hands on it again (I think i had previously used their whitening sample – Bi-White Lotion? Can’t recall how is it but… if i can’t recall means it isn’t that fantastic?? You decide..)

NormadermDeep Cleansing Purifying Gel

For women with imperfection-prone skin: local outbreaks, obstructed pores, shininess. Cleansing gel that purifies skin in-depth. Eliminates impurities & unclogs pores in-depth.

This purifying, cleansing gel is rich in Salicylic acid and Totarol for cleansing action and in Eperuline for anti-irritating action. Purified, your skin is smoothed and visibly healthier.

Both ultra-effective and ultra-gentle, the purifying, cleansing gel is kind, even to the most sensitive skin. Its gel texture provides purifying cleansing that is easy and pleasant to apply and easy to rinse off.

Normaderm Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care

For women with imperfection-prone skin: imperfections, redness, shiny skin, uneven skin texture, acne scarring. The all-round transformative treatment that corrects the 6 signs of imperfection-prone skin. Skin is healthier within 7 days!

Patented technology: dermatological peeling active ingredients in an anti-imperfection treatment for all-round transformation of imperfection-prone skin. Reduces all imperfections, redness, shiny skin, uneven complexion and acne scarring, and provides continuous hydration for 24 hours. Unique combination of 3 peeling active ingredients: Salicylic Acid, Glycolic acid and LHA. These acids penetrate the skin at different levels* to impregnate the entire epidermis and regenerate the skin, layer after layer**. In just 7 days, imperfections are reduced and your skin is visibly healthier.

*In vitro test.
**Upper layers of the epidermis.

The PARABEN-FREE formula is kind, even to sensitive skin. The melting, comfortable texture makes it easy and pleasant to apply for comfort that lasts all day long.

Normaderm Hyluspot

For all the people, who have at least one pimple per month. Finally an advanced weapon against pimples!

1. Protects the pimple from external bacterial over-contamination.

2. Treats the pimple inside.

Hyaluronic acid forms an invisibles film in surface to isolate the pimple from bacterial over-contamination. Deeply, LHA and salicylic acid, dermatological active ingredients treat the pimple.

It is suitable for all skins, even sensitive. A bandage-gel which penetrates quicky. Non shiny, non sticky, non greasy. The hygienic cold applicator targets the pimple and relieves from pain and inflammation.

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Last but not least, we have Cellilux in my July Trove! Should i reveal the price first? (Hahaha) it cost S$78 for 60g! 60g only.. gosh..

Cellilux is a unique company with a truly unique product. Built on the belief that beauty is created with skin that is naturally healthy, they’ve been able to develop a mask that stands out above the rest, providing visible benefits promised by many, but only ever rarely achieved. By harnessing the power of mother nature, natural minerals found in the earth and revoking the use of acids and chemicals.

Cellilux (British Columbia Canada) is the newest way to achieve beautiful skin without any acids or damaging chemicals. The nutrients and rare Glacial water in Cellilux help to reverse damage to your skin and supply the foundation for rebuilding age-defying collagen and elastic, leaving you the smooth, fresh, hydrated, radiant glow of youthful skin renewed.

Cellilux originates a look no other product can give you:

  • Reduce Wrinkles
  • Helps with Acne
  • Close Pores
  • Cleanse naturally
  • Excellent hydration
  • Slows the effects of aging
  • Revives circulation
  • Removes dead skin cells
  • Creates soft silky skin

This is the first time this product is available in the Asia! This same Glacial clay was used in high end Spas in Europe and Japan and was not available to the public. Clients were spending up to two-hundred dollars for just one facial for the silky smooth results they were getting. Now you can have the same results at an affordable price. 

SCIENCE OF CELLILUX

1. Your skin is deeply penetrated through specially structured water for intense hydration.

2. Glacial Minerals detoxify your skin by bringing all of the impurities to its surface.

3. Those same minerals actually work with your DNA, instructing your skin to activate youth-bringing processes such as collagen production. Your skin is revitalized like never before.

4. The gel works as an Exfoliator which is a critical step in maintaining the health of your skin and acquiring a youthful look. The negatively charged minerals ‘The ION Factor’ in the Cellilux draws the positively charged toxins (like a magnet) is what separates Cellilux from all other clays.

How to use? Start by washing skin thoroughly with warm water. Pat skin dry and apply a comprehensive layer of the gel. Keep it on for 20 minutes. Gel should be dry. Use warm water to completely rinse the gel from your skin. Follow up with a spray of chilled water to close your pores and seal in the effects of the gel. Can be used on body as well as face.

Oily skin : 3 times a week.
Dry skin : 2 times a week.
Problem skin: Every 2 days apply once.

WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE

When you first apply, you will notice a tingling sensation which will fades away quickly. It is perfectly normal as our Glacial Gel works into your deepest skin layer and draws out the impurities.

So that’s all for this month’s trove..i think as of now, my fave is the eye makeup remover and Jane Iredale – Because it’s makeup product! least fave would be for Vichy & Physiogel to fight the crown!

See you next post! Adios~

The Perfect Pout?

Have u always wanted a beautiful lips? No chapped no dry no crack no bleed!?? (FYI, I have all the above!)

And again, I’m going to share some tips with u from Singapore Women’s Weekly magazine I saw the other day! I find it pretty awesome!!

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Before I have the habit of using lip balm, I have very unsightly lips! They chapped like nobody’s business.. But slowly I try to make it a habit to put on lip balm, I find my lips are getting better! Especially when I apply them overnight!!! Juz apply a generous amount (generous, not humongous) and go to sleep! Next day, MOISTURIZED LIP!!!

So I’ve tried below balm and think they’re pretty good! They are not those oily type that will make u feel that your lips are covered with oil!

– Mentholatum Deep Moist (non-menthol)

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– Vaseline Lip Therapy

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– Make Up Store Lip Treatment

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– Dirty Works Lip Balm (this will be a little oily but it gives your lip a shiny glow like u had put on a lip gloss!)
*no pic as balm is in office* – yes! I left one in office so that I can care for my lips during working hours, in air-condition environment!!

And I had a lip mask too!!! I did a post in my lip mask which you can find out more from HERE!

All in all, I juz wana say, a beautiful lip is attainable if u put in some effort to care for them! And very soon u’ll have beautiful pout! Geez! Heehee!

Yey! Happy me!

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Jiang-jiang!!I won myself ….. Make Up Store products worth $400++ from Singapore Women Weekly Jan Issue!! I’m SOOOOO HAPPY!! So what’s in the bag!?

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We have… Hydrating mudmask! i have not use this mask so cant really tell u how great it is or how it is not. But this mask is a pretty decent size! 100ml!

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Next up is this hydra serum! same goes for this serum, i haven started using so no comments! but feel free to share with me your thoughts if you had used them before.

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Alright, next in the bag!! Lip balm and lip stick!!!

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I seriously like this lip balm! It’s has this very refreshing scent and make me believe that my lips are truely being cared and loved!! When applied on, there are little scrub-like particles that will leave on your lips.. These scrub-like particles act like a scrub massaging ur lips when u are applying this balm. But when u are done, i think it will be better if u just pick them off ur lips. You wun wana leave ur house with ur lips full of “scrub” ya??

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And this is the lip stick color i got! not bad.. a little shimmering orange color (TOSCA, is the color i think)

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ok! next up !!! nail polish!! Vera Shimmer! Just like its name, its a shimmer polish. Very sheer but definitely a great partner when u wana go plain.

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*one coat*

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*two coat*

In additional to all above, there’s also a Make Up Store magazine (i dono wat to do with this man, pretty worthless to me, sorry!), a complimentary eyebrow trimming service, a complimentary make up lesson and 2 x $10 voucher (with minimum $50 purchase) Haha! so excited! i think i wana join more contest!!

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And… i thot i’m gona lost this because it was passed redemption date and i din managed to redeem it. This is a R6 Face Treatment  from Jean Yip! My winning from SWW Dec issue!! man! SWW is GREAT!! i think i’m gona subscribe to it sooon!!

Essence Warehouse Sales!!

WHO LOVES WAREHOUSE SALES!?!!?

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ME ME ME ME ME!!!!! *raise hand!!*

Essence having a warehouse sales early December!! It was a GREAT BUY!!!! went there on Friday noon and spent almost 2 hours in there!!!

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It may look small but… trust me!! hell lots of things!! Tho some are limited stocks! man! After that 2 hours “war” with myself, i managed to grabbed a big bag of stuffs that i usually would think twice before buying!!

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& what did i bought??

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POLISH!!! CANNOT BE MISSED!! 5 for S$10~ ain’t that .. .amazing!!??

i think my sis MAY like Let’s Get Lost (teal green? turquoise??) It’s a very close color to OPI’s Fly (if i din rmb wrongly!) i also grabbed Pink Glam (french glam) for her..

For myself..? of courseeeee!!! How can i not love myself!? i bought:

  • Choose Me! – Green with golden (yellow) glitters.. lots & lots of glitters!! Color may seems dark in the bottle but its a very soothing green when applied!
  • Princess Prunella – Duochrome? Brownish Purple?! i need to look at it more…
  • Hard to Resist – Blue with glitters too! Let me look at it more when i reach home before i tell u more! haha..

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Next, some make up play!! Multi colour blusher! Bronzer!! & fruity lip balm!! Had tried the blusher & bronzer.. i must say.. its not bad ya! It’s not like you buy cheap & you get cheap things..

It’s not extreme EXCELLENT but it can still perform what it’s suppose to do which i think is sufficient for mi! i dun need it to be like UV protection, skin brightening effect or last u 24hrs! As long as the blush looks like blush when i apply and made me happy, i think its a good blush! >_<

Not forgetting the bronzer.. i think its quite a good buy too! COST EFFECTIVE and HIGH PERFORMANCE! just that.. i wonder how long will all this little ones last..

Oh and!! Oh and!! the lip balm? nothing too special about it other then the VERY light peach scent.. if u have chapped lips, i think u have to apply just a light layer because it will make the chapped lips quite obvious if u apply to & fro too many times.. maybe u can heal you chapped lips with those normal moisturizing balm first? i dono.. but this Essence Lip balm acts more like a sheer nude lipstick to me..

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Nail Polish remover!! this is what every nail polish lover would need!!! and guess how much its gg??? S$3?? NO!! S$2?? NOOO.. It’s only S$1~~~!!!! man! i can feel my shopping basket getting heavier!!!

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Presents?? Yesh!! which lucky one will get these?? HAHAHA!! you’ll know soon my friends!!

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