Monthly Archives: November 2012

[Review] The Face Shop Volcanic Clay Black Head Charcoal Nose Strip

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i ordered this from Gmarket (Qoo10) at about $2++

feel cheated cos i thought it is a box, but it is only 1 strip…

i prefer black nose strips as i can see the sebum better upon taking out.

after taking out…

i think it does a decent job in taking out the sebum.

my nose is super large pored and full of blackheads… i really dont like this part of my skin.

so i try to use strip about once every 2-3 weeks when it is really clogged.

my nose is much cleared up after using this strip, which is good.

i usually follow up by using the Avene spring water to calm the skin down and remove the excessive black sticky stuff left on my skin.

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Battle of the Red Lipsticks – Chanel Rouge Allure vs YSL Rouge Pur Couture

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The bold lip is usually seen on magazines and has become more wearable..Bye bye nude lips!

A red lip is a classic look but many women are often too afraid to wear it because it’s so strong. Today is a review of two red lipsticks that I have come to love…

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Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Satin Lip Colour in 08 Brilliant
Ultra-feminine and subtly provocative in the way it clicks open and closed, the new ROUGE ALLURE beauty step is a trigger of charm. Its black lacquered case opens with one click to reveal a sensual lipstick trimmed in gold for perfect application. Its supple, ultra-fine second-skin texture glides smoothly over the lips for a satiny and perfectly luminous makeup result. Shea butter combined with a canola oil derivative provides softness and comfort.

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Pure Lip Colour in 35 Rouge Vernis
A new-generation lipstick inspired by Monsieur Saint Laurent’s iconic color palette—red, fuchsia and orange—in a collection of captivating couture shades that offer each complexion a customized look. Enveloped in a luxurious gold case designed by Creative Director Stefano Pilati, Rouge Pur Couture speaks elegance. Lips are saturated with intense, stay-true color, thanks to the Coloreveal Technology while natural extracts provide comforting moisture that lasts all day. Provides medium to full coverage with a radiant, satin finish. SPF 15.

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Left Chanel, Right YSL

My Review
I got the Chanel first and it’s a nice red that looks darker (oxblood) in the bullet and yet the colour is sheer when applied. This color is buildable so it’s a good red to ease into. The packaging is also sleek with the click to reveal the bullet.

The YSL is super pigmented and I don’t even need a lipliner for this. And it’s super lasting! The forumula is moisturizing enough that I don’t even feel the need for a lipbalm before application. Overall, I prefer the creamy texture of YSL and it feels luxuriously soft and sexy on my lips. It is also pricier at sgd45!

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The red lip is extremely wearable with white or black outfits. Try it!

xx

[Review] Laline Dead Sea Salt Body Scrub – Cherry Blossom

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I got this lovely scrub from Hui as a gift 🙂 Thanks sweetie! I love surprise gifts from friends 🙂 This came beautifully wrapped as well but I’ve thrown the packaging away before snapping a few pics.

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Grape seed oil is nature’s finest resource for deep-cell nourishment. Vitamin E and avocado oil are vital for young-looking skin. Combined with granulated Dead Sea salts, our exfoliating body scrubs will remove dry and flaky layers, leaving soft, beautifully polished skin that sparkles and glows.

Directions: Apply the scrub onto wet skin and exfoliate, preferably while bathing, scrub well then rinse well.

Ingredients: Dead sea salt (Maris sal), Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus) Seed Oil, C 12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Grape (vitis vinifera) Seed Oil, Avocado (persea gratissima) Oil, Caprylic Capric Glycerides, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol & Caprylyl Glycol & Chlorphensin, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamine), BHT, Bisabolol, Mica (and) .Iron oxides

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The texture of this scrub is different from most i’ve used. When I scoop it out of the jar, it’s slippery and doesn’t stick easily to my fingers so i have to really scoop it out. Really feels like actual salt.

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I like my body scrubs to have a layer of oil when I wash it off, as I believe it’s more moisturizing that way. See the layer of oil and the consistency of the scrub.

It has a lovely fruity scent, supposedly of cherry blossoms but it smells like strawberries to me. Compared to Flake Away, its scent isn’t as strong and also doesn’t last as long.

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Made in Isael but you can check it out more over here. Also available in stores at Marina Square and Parkway Parade.

Scents Available: Vanilla Body Scrub, Lavender Body Scrub, Cherry Blossom Body Scrub, Ocean Body Scrub, Coconut Verbena Body Scrub, Strawberry Milk Body Scrub

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[LOTD] (Not so) Little Black Dress

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It’s rainy season here in Singapore and what better way to spend the day than in a cafe enjoying a cuppa hot tea or coffee.


Love & Bravery black midi, Necklace borrowed frm Marie, Aldo slippers, Accessorize rose earrings, Owl ring (gift)

I love the stretchy cotton material of this midi dress. Ok, on me it’s an almost maxi since I’ve not taken up the hem. The sleeves also tend to slip off my shoulders from time to time.

Should have worn a strapless cos the straps kept showing. I chose to wear my hair up with this cos I wanted to show off the back 😉

THanks Marie! For capturing this candid shot…can see my dimples along with all the lines on my face! hahaa

This is an in between length for me…hahaha. But seriously comfy and perfect for long flights 🙂

xx

[Review] Montagne Jennesse Strawberry Souffle Mask

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to be honest i cant rmb how i got this. i believed its from the Watsons Vanity Trove many months back

looks like an environmentally friendly brand!!

this mask is of a creamy rich texture. and it feels good to slap on cold cream on my face on a hot day in Singapore.

the amount of mask is enough just for 1 face. i was expecting more so that i can use twice.. haha.

after applying.

can you see the little beads in the cream?

it dries up after 10 min and my face became so tight and dry so its time to wash off.

i raelly dont like washing off these type of masks cos it takes alot of wiping to remove by water and i think its better to use wet wipes to remove than rinsing…

here’s how it looks after washing off and drying.

my skin is more clarified and clear. surprisingly its not as drying as i thot.
oh ya, its a moisturizing mask! my skin does feel more moist, even without lotion or moisturizer.

thanks for reading.

[Review] Boots Jasmine and Jasmine Rice hand and nail cream

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received this as a gift from bangkok (yes i know this is a british brand) from a colleague.
i chose this flavour cos its so uniquely Asian!! jasmine rice!!

it contacts parabens and some colouringss.
other than that, i really like the smell!! its not overpowering and the ‘rice’ part is really fragrant


thick and creamy

i only use hand cream in the office cos the air is so cold, and quite dry.
the rich creamy texture is slightly much for my liking but its good enough for daily use and im fine with it. not too greasy.

After massaging into my skin

hands are moisturized and protected for a long while.

however they will be gone each time i wash my hands with soap and water in the bathroom. so sometimes i dont put cos i am gg bathroom soon. hee

i believed this is very reasonably priced in thailand. worth a shot but with this size i think can last me a good 1 to 1.5 years!

[Review] My Beauty Diary Bird Nest Mask

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another of my many masks from Taiwan!!

for the longest time, chinese have prized bird nest as a delicacy for promoting collagen growth and good skin. my mom apparently ate lots of it when she was pregnant with me for my ‘fair’ skin. so from consuming it, now this masks is to putting it on the face.


after 15 min , i peel off the masks to a sticky and wet residue.
it look me abuot 5 min of massaging and patting to have all of it evaporated and sucked up.
my skin feels softer and more nourished.

the next day my skin still feels soft and plump.