Thursday, January 22, 2015

SHISEIDO FAMILY SALE HAUL (22 - 23 JAN'15)

Hi!

Never thought I would end my blogging hiatus with this, neither did I think I would be tempted to go to the sale. But well here I am.

The sale is from 22-23 January 2015. Open hours are from 10am - 8pm.

The crowd was MAD inside especially the NARS section. It was a battlefield, but all worth it I must say :D

Here goes!


Cle De Peau Silky Cream Foundation
 
$65
Retail Price: $180
 

Shiseido UV Protective Liquid Foundation SPF 43 PA +++
 
$25
Retail Price: $60
 
I have always wanted to try this range from Shiseido! So excited that I finally got down to buying it. I think would be really good for lazy days when I need to get out of the house fast.
 
This would be really good for the hotter months ahead and for working out since it is perspiration and sebum resistant. I managed to swatch it amidst all the chaos and I really like it's lightweight texture.
 
Ettusais Gel Top Coat
 
$12
Retail Price: $24
 
 
Ettusais Nail Guard
 
$8
Retail Price: $24
 
 
 
NARS Multi Action Hydrating Toner
 
$25
Retail Price: $53
 
 

NARS Bronzing Powder - Irresistiblement
 
$30
Retail Price: $63
 

 
NARS ILLUMINTAOR - Super Orgasm
 
$23
Retail Price: $45
 

NARS Eyelash Curler
 
$15
 
Retail Price: $30
 



NARS Summer' 14 Climax Set
 
$40
Retail Price: 52 USD
 
I am not too sure how much this was in the stores. I was having quite a hard time deciding whether or not I should get this because I know I wont get too much use out of the lip gloss. I am really glad I did! The pink (SCHIAP) is gorgeous.
 
That's all for now!
 
 


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Esprique Cool BB Spray Review


Hello!

I just managed to get my paws on this super cool product the ESPRIQUE Cool BB Spray SPF 30 PA++.

It has 60g of product. I am not exactly sure how much it costs but it should be 2000ish yen. Oh it is a limited edition product. It is not sold locally as well.

It only comes in one shade.

It is an essence BB cream dispensed through the spray mechanism. Unlike other spray foundations in the market, we are supposed to spray the product onto the sponge that come with it.  It's supposedly makes the skin feels 5 degrees cooler and provides pore coverage without any stickiness. It is claims to have enough product to last 2 months.




As you can see, we should not spray the product directly on the face. I very much prefer spraying it on a sponge because it prevents product from getting all over my clothes.

 

 

How to use:

 

 
 
 
Basically just shake up the bottle and spray it onto the sponge. Using upward strokes, apply the bb cream to the face.
 
 
Review:
 
THIS THING REALLY COOLS THE FACE. I was quite surprised when I applied onto my face because it felt so nice and cool on the face.
 
The product itself is super light weight it feels very good when applied on a hot day because there is no burden on the face at all.
 
The sponge that comes with the product is a dream though it is so bouncy and smooth.
 
 
                             BEFORE                                                    AFTER
 
In terms of coverage, it has a sheer to medium coverage depending on how much you layer it on. It is very easily buildable and layers on very well.
 
As you can see, the redness from the zit around my brows has been covered quite well and my dark circles are concealed as well.
 
The pore coverage is probably my favourite thing about this product. It makes my skin looks so smooth!
 
This lasted me a good 4-5 hours. I only blotted after lunch and my face still looked quite fresh.
 
 
It is rather troublesome though as I would have to go back and spray more product onto the sponge. Perhaps I sprayed abit too little at first? I had to respray my sponge for about 2 more times.
 
Also, because it only comes in one shade, I didn't feel that it brighten up my face that much. Although it did suit my skintone, I prefer using BB creams/foundations that are slightly lighter to make my face look brighter. It also wouldn't be suitable for those with darker skin.
 
 
This was hot my face looked at 3pm in the afternoon. I applied it at 7am in the morning and I relaly like how it lasts!
 

Pros:

- Novel Concept
- Lightweight texture and Cooling Effect: The combination of the 2 features makes this super awesome for Singapore's climate.
- Good Pore Coverage
- UV protection
- Easily buildable to achieve medium coverage
 

Cons:

- Might not be moisturizing for those with dry skin
- Limited shades (It only comes in one colour actually haha)
- Difficult to purchase: You can only get it from Japan or online
 
Overall, I would definitely suggest getting this if you are in Japan! Especially if you have oily skin and is looking for a product with good oil control and pore coverage. I would say give this a go if you come across it!
 
 
 


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mandom Corp Warehouse Sale Haul July 2014


Well hello there, finally a post that is timely and not grossly overdue.

Mandom Corp is having it's warehouse sale! Thank god I work in the same building, so I managed to grab lotsa goodies :D

Hope you see this in time to go for the sale, cos it's awesome!

It's on the 30th & 31st of July from 11 am - 7.30 pm. Great World City Office West Tower #10-08/09

Here's what I got!


Koji Spring Heart Single Eyeshadow
$2 for 1
$3 for 2
 
 
Gatsby Hair Wax
$3 for 1
$5 for 2
 
Lucido - L Designing Pump Hair Milk
$5
 
 
ROC Repairing Lip Care
$5


Lucido L Designing Tube Hair Cream Moist
$3 for 1
$5 for 2
 
I tried this in the office and went back to get 2 more. It really works to revive my limp lifeless curls! Plus my hair looks so healthy and shiny. No more hagrid-y hair!
 
Heavy Rotation Cream Blush + Pencil Eyeliner
2 for $8
 
Bifesta Makeup Remover Wipes
$10
 
Bifesta Cleansing Lotion 
$10
 
Heroine Make Long and Curl Mascara
$12 for 1
$20 for 2
 
My absolute favourite mascara of all time. The very best.
 
Heroine Make Eyeliner
1 for $12
2 for $20
 
ROC Slimming Cream
$8
 
 
Baby Veil Hair Mist
3 for $10
 
 
Gatsby Hair Spray
1 for $8
2 for $12
 
 
Diane Volume and Scalp Shampoo and Treatment
1 for $12
 
 
Thats all for my haul!
 
There's loads more stuff there including Dollywink lashes, eyeliner and basically all the stuff you see in the Japanese beauty section in Watsons. Do go down for the sale if you've got the time ~~
 
 
 
 
 


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

2014 Korean Haul - Club Clio & Peri Pera


HIIIII! I'm finally back and am finally deciding to get off my lazy ass and clear all these backlogs.

This is the first time I have actually bought stuff from Club Clio. They really do have an amazing makeup range though.

Also Peri Pera is also sold in Club Clio stores. I used to get them from Watsons Korea.



 

Virgin Kiss Tinted Lip - #11 Painkiller
16 000 KRW
 
A lipstick that tints your lips without the dryness that a cream/tint gives. I had to get this especially cos Alice keeps raving about how she loves it.
 
I also love how vibrant the colour is!
 
 
 
 
Virgin Kiss Lipnicure - #4 Cynical Orange
8000 KRW
 
These normally retail for 16 000 KRW. There was a 50% off sale for some items.
 
I have always wanted to try these, BUT they are very drying and very unforgiving because it accentuates any flakiness on the lips.
 
They are also very very long lasting. I tried to remove it with a makeup remover wipe and it would not budge. I had to get it off with an eye-lip makeup remover.
 
 
 

Virgin Kiss Lipnicure - #3 Crime Pink
 
16 000 KRW
 
I got this first and then saw the ones on sale at the checkout counter so FML. But this was the shade I have always wanted to try out. A very pretty neutral pink.
 



 
Virgin Kiss Lipnicure - #1 Trouble Peach
8000 KRW
 
 

 
Peri Pera Cushion Lips - OR02 Liar
10 000 KRW
 
The colour is practically identical to the Club Clio orange tint. I think I prefer this cos the cushion tip makes it easier to control the amount of product that goes onto the lips. Plus the cushion tip makes it easier to create the gradient lip effect and sheer out the tint.
 
 

 
Letter Me Waterproof Eye Crayon
4500 KRW
 
#5 Last Second
 
#3 Love Me Lots
 
#6 Curiousity
 
These are definitely my favourite buys out of this entire haul. They are so pretty when applied on and it is very long lasting.
 
 My favourite is #3 Love Me Lots. It is a gorgeous rose gold when blended out. I like to layer light pink shadow with gold reflex above this because it makes the colour stand out so much more.
 
Art Blusher - #5 Orange Peach
26 000 KRW
 
I have been wanting to get one of these Art Blusher since 2012. I didn't get this till this trip because it is so expensive! I can buy a MAC blusher at this price. But anyhos, it is super gorgeous and shimmery. I would use this as a highlighter or for nights out. The other colours are veryyyy pretty as well! Do check this out if you are at Club Clio!
 
Thats all for now! Till next time :*