Saturday, 28 April 2012

Photos this Week(ish)

Hello! Long time no see! Thought I would share a couple of photos that I've snapped on my cell phone in the past week or so. Idea stolen from Jian / Vicky, hehe! ^~^ Here goes!

 Edward Monkton chocolates from a friend's birthday celebration // Cute baby!

The supplements I have to take every morning // Seen outside a church - this thought keeps me going

 Bohbs the hamster // Tired brother

Red Velvet cupcake from Twelve Cupcakes // Rilakkuma suit

Monday, 16 April 2012

FOTD: Hello Kitty Glasses

I got these cute Hello Kitty glasses on Taobao some time ago, and couldn't resist bringing them out with me when I went out at the weekend.

I know I'm well into my twenties, but aren't they just cute? ^~^


Items used: 


Figs & Rouge Rambling Rose Organic Balm


Bourjois Healthy Mix in Shade 52


Sleek Blush in Rose Gold


Generic eyeliner 

Not much make-up for a lazy Sunday out! Happy Monday everyone, hope you have a great week ahead!

Friday, 13 April 2012

Swatches: Revlon Lip Butters

It's been a while since I blogged - and I've got a really good reason! Actually, it's because the hubby and I just found out that we're going to have a baby! 

How awesome is that!

It's early days yet, but we can't wait to take this journey together, and every day is a new experience for us. We've just been busy documenting every moment so we don't miss anything. Soon there'll be a little baby clock running around!

Right now, the little baby is making me exhausted though - I usually feel like I need a nap halfway through the day - and I usually end up KO-ing on the bed once I'm back home. There's not much time to do very much else, and that's why I've been falling behind on my blogging. There's a whole backlog of stuff that I have to get posted! :3

I hope everyone has been well! Share your news with me!

Anyway, I'm sure we're one of the last people on Earth to get these, but Revlon Lip Butters have finally landed in Singapore! I passed by a standee the other day, and caught sight of the gorgeous Emma Stone modelling Peach Parfait, which looked lovely on her. They go for S$15.90 in Singapore, which is quite a lot more than the US$6 or so that they cost in the US. Anyhoo, only 8 shades have been released here so far, and I got some swatches:

Sorry about the mark on my hand - I burned myself with the steamer - there's still a mark there! T__T These are relatively heavy-handed swatches, but I found that the lip butters swatch fairly true to colour and have a great deal more moisture (at least when applied) than your average lip gloss. They didn't last a very long time, because they wiped off my hand easily and came off pretty quickly when I used the one that I bought (below), but I think I can live with the lack of longevity for the cute pop of colour, vanilla scent and smooth, buttery feel.

I have to admit that I was tempted by all the colours, but in the end I went for a colour that I could use at work without appearing too scary or "made-up". Macaroon is a lovely coral, peachy colour, that is easily buildable and applies so smoothly on my lips. I think that for my complexion, it's a "my lips, only better" kind of shade, that I'll definitely be able to hold on to. 

I was also gifted the Strawberry Shortcake by the lovely PrettyShinyThings, which was a nice surprise to find! I haven't had the heart to use it yet (I've been keeping things for special), but I'm intending to break it open for a whirl soon enough! 

Keep well everyone, and happy weekend! ♥

Sunday, 18 March 2012

FOTD: Not-so-recent!

It's been a while since I did an FOTD. I haven't had my "face" on for the past week! :(

This was my look for an easy-breezy brunch meeting to celebrate one of my close friends' birthdays. The lacey top was really cute, but the heart buttons ended up coming off in the washing machine!! I had to sew them all back once I pried the buttons out of the washing machine filter thingy. 

Items used: 


Steamcream (once again, from Jian!)
Skin Food Aloe BB Cream in Shade #2


Holika Holika Eye Charm double eyelid tape 
Daiso "Elizabeth" Eyelashes
Japan Barbie Eye Diamond Brown
Sleek Storm i-Divine Palette

I used (A) over the whole lid, then (B) from the inner corner of my eyes to the outer corner, focusing on the highest point of my eye. Then, I used (C) on the outer "V" of my eyes. I skipped eyeliner altogether, because I didn't want the look to be too severe for a laid-back brunch. All in all, it took me about five minutes, hehe :3


Benefit Coralista


Revlon Lip Butter in Macaroon

That's about it from me for now - hope that everyone is having a happy Sunday! ^~^

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Review: Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation

Apologies for being away for so long! I've got some exciting news, but I'm keeping my cards close to my chest right now. All will be revealed very soon!

I ordered Bourjois's Healthy Mix Foundation about a month ago from ASOS, as the last time I used proper foundation was about 5 years ago, and I felt like moving away from BB cream (Yes, I've been a devotee of BB cream and tinted moisturiser for that long). I wasn't looking for something that would give super-thick coverage, so after doing my research online, and seeing that this range was going for cheapies online, I decided to give this a shot. 

The Claim:

Bourjois Healthy Mix claims to give 70% more radiance and flawless complexion for up to 16 hours! How awesome is that?

The glide-on formula contains elements of apricot, melon, apple and ginger, which claim to provide radiance, hydration, anti-oxidants and energy. All very impressive! I couldn't wait to try it out. 

The Test:

I used this for about one and a half weeks, over a primer. My intention was to find out if the foundation would last for a whopping 16 hours, all the while fulfilling the radiant-complexion-in-a-tube claim.

What I loved:

The foundation smells gorgeous. Fruity and sweet, I had to take a good whiff of it before applying it to my face. Sadly, it doesn't really last once the foundation is applied, but it really does have a good consistency, and glides on smoothly. It isn't too thick, which is nice, because foundation has a nasty habit of settling into fine lines and flaws on skin. 

I got this in Shade 52 Vanilla, which is just nice for my slightly tanned complexion. I felt that it gave good coverage, and evened out the discolouration from the veins (and things). As you can see from the picture above, using Bourjois Healthy Mix virtually erased the blue veins that are clearly visible on my bare skin. Furthermore, I think the fruit essence does some good for the skin, because I noticed a visible brightening and radiant effect on my skin after use. Sadly, this did not persist after I removed the foundation, but my skin did become a little smoother over the course of the week.

What I didn't:

It didn't last for 16 hours. :( 

I found that on average, the foundation would wipe off easily, especially when I used oil blotters or facial tissue. I didn't use any face powder to set the foundation, because I find it too "made up". Furthermore, I was a bit miffed that it claimed to stay for 16 hours, because the radiant effect did wear off after a couple of hours.

Overall, I would recommend this product, because using it does give a radiant complexion, if only for a couple of hours. Coverage is good, and isn't too heavy. Maybe it would be better suited for girls with normal to dry skin, as it doesn't seem to have so much staying power for people with combination to oily skin like me.