Monthly Archives: October 2012

[LOTD] – Life in Mono

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Dressing monochromatic need not be boring.

Lately, I am rather inspired by one of my favourite bloggers, Cheesie and her EMODA outfits. Of course, I cannot pull off this look. I still have a day job which frowns upon too much adventure in personal style.

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Instead, I decided to take the essence of EMODA (at least what I interpreted it to be) and make it work-friendly. Thus, the choice of colours was meant to be monochromatic but textured and layered to add some interesting accents to the outfit.

I do apologise for the poor lighting – I was unable to join my fellow contributors earlier and thus had to be contented with the indoor lighting of the cafe we had dinner at.

Chanel-inspired Pussybow Top: Fairebelle (www.fairebelle.livejournal.com)

Floral monochromatic Jeggings: Bugis Street (such a steal at $20!)

Gold-capped black patent ballerina flats: Zalora Sg

(I was in kickass Pazzion heels but I couldn’t bear to wear them out as the diamantes were slowly but surely dropping!)

Gold and white watch: A/X

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A closer look at the pussy-bow detail. Love how the drapes of the top hid the terribly chunky arms of mine.

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I have a weakness for pairing chunky watches with delicate outfits.

Looking forward to my Europe honeymoon as I am furiously planning all my outfits for my Winter Wonderland retreat.

My “half-face” Test – MISSHA vs L’OREAL

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although i experiment with alot of skincare products,
i usually dont see the visible results as apparent as others.
i dont know why, but i tell myself it is part of a long term benefit.
like drinking ample water every day…

so i started putting stuff on half my face,
as you might have seen in my Lancome Brightening Essence post

this time, i am try the L’OREAL White Laser Anti-spot brightening essence
to the RIGHT side of my face

on my left side, i use the MISSHA TIME REVOLUTION WHITE CURE REAL EXPERT SERUM (omg i feel out of breath typing it)

After abuot 4 – 6 weeks…

MY LEFT SIDE IS NOTICEABLY AND SIGNIFICANTLY FAIRER AND BRIGHTER THAN MY RIGHT SIDE!

i am surprised at the disparity, and slightly worried as i need to start pampering my right side now.
so now i am putting the MISSHA serum on my right twice a day, the left – once.

BUT i must say that, the l’oreal anti spot essence did lighten the pigmentation on my right cheek, but MISSHA one doesnt lighten the pigmentation on my left.

i cant wait to get my hands on more korean skincare in December in Korea!

[LOTD] Jeans Friday!

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I love it that my workplace practise Jeans Friday!

Fashion trends come and go, but jeans are here to stay!

Top: H&M
Jeans: Uniqlo
Shoes: Mitju
Bag: Mango

i normally pair my jeans with a dressy top and pumps for work.

i really like the ruffles petals details of this top and it adds so much texture to the outfit

This pair of heels are really comfy, and the height is just nice for me, as i dont like to wear high heels. 2 inch MAX.

it also goes with most of my clothes with this easy colour.

[Review] ETUDE HOUSE I Need You, Pearl Extract Mask Sheet

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my friend gave us some Etude House mask sheet after coming back from korea. I love receiving masks!!

this is my first Etude House mask sheet.


im glad it does not contain parabens, and contains hydrolysed collegen.


there’s nothing special about the mask sheet but it fits perfectly on my face. 🙂

i removed it after 30 min and pat the rest of the essence into my skin.
and i stayed up for another hour before gg to bed. by then, my face is already sticky and greasy but i still went to bed anyway…

the next day my face is still layered with that sticky greasy film, and i think it clogged my pores. cos my existing pimples became worse.

here’s a photo with my camera ‘smooth skin’ effect.

I think its a decent mask and wouldnt mind buying again if its cheap!

[Review] Watson’s Bird’s Nest Whitening and FIrming facial cream

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This sample sachet is one of the items in Watson’s Vanity Trove a few months back

I have used Watsons bird’s nest masks several times and am happy with it. it is really quite popular so they came up with a range of bird’s nest skincare line.

for this facial cream, it acts like a moisturizer containing jojoba seed oil, shea butter oil, olive oil, vitamin C and E.

the cream is yellowish and really thick and heavy.

you can smell the olive oil as well.

i dont really like the feel as it is really greasy in my humble opinion, too much good oil?

anyways, i used this today morning on my entire face. my face feels so oily!

i was expecting the oil to be absorbed like the other facial creams that i have tried.

but my face is still greasy.

only applying on my right hand…

after 45 min my hand still looks like this!

i feel, this is not suitable for combination oily skin in singapore’s climate.

it should be fine for drier climates.

[Review] LOVEMORE Red Magic White Power Lifting Mask

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this is a face and neck mask, with 5cm more depth for the entire neck

Ingredients: (contains paraben)

the texture of the mask is really interesting, its like quilted! made of fabric like material, which i love. i prefer fabric to paper

this is how deep the mask can go!!

after 20 min…

not bad! i feel my skin has more clarity and luminous

the diamond powder also made my skin ‘glow’

i pat the rest of the essence in and about 5 min later,

there is no sticky afterfeel.

skin is soft and moisturized.

i cant wait to buy more LOVEMORE masks!

[LOTD] 50 Shades of Corporate Grey – Checks Peplum

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Hi everyone! I think there are many of you reading the 50 Shades of Grey series and this outfit is inspired by that.

This checks pencil dress is perfect for the corporate world of black, white and grey. The peplum highlights femininity while the leather accents at the shoulders and collar hints at sadomasochism. Well, this outfit wouldn’t be completed with this pair of sleek suede pointed stilettos with metallic killer heels.


Warehouse checks peplum dress, Aldo heels

And I’m off to get relax with some after work drinks. ciao~

xx

[Review] Sexylook Ultra Whitening Duo Lifting Mask

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i went on a shopping spree on taiwan masks on secretive.sg and got myself a bundle of masks,
this is one of them!


the mask comes with earhooks and an extension for for neck!

Ingredients: yay to no parabens and butelene glycol!! i am def getting more masks from here.

the part for neck actually extends to the bottom part under your chin so not really covering the neck. but it is good enuf! fitted snugly and abit tight due to my wide face

After removing – my face felt super moist and bright!
can feel that there is a certain ‘glow’ right??

This is me the next morning under better lighting. i still feel my skin is moist and fair 🙂

yes i am going to buy more lovemore masks from secretive.sg! you can get the taiwan masks for a cheaper rate and they deliver fast!

[Review] GenTeal Gel

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Many of us have dry eyes. Either from natural causes or we stare at computers/ipad/mobile/television too much and this strain usually cause us to have dry eyes. I never had dry eyes problem until I started wearing contact lens. After years of constant reliance on contact lens (vanity got the better of me), I had “chronic” dry eyes. Meaning even when I didn’t wear contacts, they became perpetually dry 😦  Those were the days where I would usually rely on eye drops and I needed something that was dual purpose (with & without contact lens on).

Finally I decided to go for LASIK surgery. At my pre-surgery consultation, my cornea was deem too dry so my eye doctor ask me to stay off contacts for a few weeks and during which, I had to religiously wet my eyes with eye drops. Hello Spec-ky! Even after a few weeks of that, when I went back for my review, it was still a no-go.

And that was when I became aquainted with the EYE GEL!

Before that, I only knew of eye drops so I was sceptical about eye gels. I mean the only eye gels I know of, they go on the skin around my eye. haha. But I was a convert after the first application. My eyes felt super moisturised & lubricated. It was a treat for my tired and strained eyes. THe doctor said eye drops can lubricate your eyes for only a few minutes, whereas eye gels can do that for an hour! The only downside is that you might experience blurred vision for a few seconds while the gel is spreading over your cornea but that doesn’t affect me.

So now even though I no longer have dry eyes, I like to apply these before I sleep and another time when I wake up.


I use about this much and apply it on the pink area when I pull my lower eyelid down.

It’s not easy to  find this and I only manage to get it at NTUC Unity Healthcare. Cheers to eyes that sparkle!

p.s. I went for Epi-LASIK in the end cos it reduces the risk of dry eyes post surgery

[Review] Kose Sekkisei Lotion

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i got the as a birthday present from my girlfriends in July.
this is the 140ml bottle


read and heard alot of this toner which can help make the skin fairer and more luminous.

Ingredients:

like others, i was a lil skeptical that alcohol was one of the main ingredients.
however i am fine with alcohol since my skin is not sensitive and this doesnt dry my skin at all.
in fact in the humid n hot climate like sg, i like the cooling clean sensation of alcohol.
i am more concerned about the ethyl and methyl and propyl parabens. why does this need so much!!


the lotion is as vicous as water but with a slight whitish hue.

i used this twice a day
over time, i feel that my skin does become more translucent but not visibly fairer.
it could be because my skin is very thin according to my facial therapist

What i like:
refreshing feeling
makes my skin translucent

not so like:
stings my skin when there’s a pimple or ‘cut’
smell is too strong
contains parabens

Retail price $58 for 140ml. $82 for 200ml, $121 for 360ml