Saturday, June 28, 2014

Review: Laneige Water Sleeping Mask_EX

Hello, I'm back with a review.

The weather is really horrible in Singapore lately. We are going through a heat wave where weather's really warm and humid. It is a little better today. I'm sharing the product that has been helping me survive the heat wave.

I got the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask a long time ago but only started using recently. My thoughts are "Why oh why didn't I start using it earlier?"

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask comes in a sleek blue container. It has a gel consistency and there's a distinct aqua smell in it (it comes off smelling like alcohol sometimes. I have no idea whether there's any alcohol in this). The texture is light weight to me and absorbs really easily.

To read more about its ingredients and benefits, you can read it here.

I use this at night, after cleansing my face. At first I thought since it's a sleeping mask, it would be thick to keep the face hydrated but no. It's really light and easy to slather over the face. Initially I used a lot thinking that's the right way to use it. But I've since minimize the amount I used. There really isn't a need to slather much on. I just take a pinch and apply it evenly. It leaves my face feeling cool. The product also absorbs fairly easily, leaving the skin feeling hydrated.

As you can see earlier, I have been complaining about the weather. The product has left my skin feeling well hydrated and my skin doesn't oil up after applying it. As it is of gel texture and absorbs really fast, it also doesn't make my skin feel sticky in this humid weather. I am really thankful for the product because I was expecting my skin to dry up, itch or my pores to be visible from the weather. But my skin has been behaving well after using this product. In the morning, my skin feels fresh and dewy.

The recommended usage is once or twice per week. I have been using this daily instead sparingly due to the weather. I'm slightly addicted to it.

You can get the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask from Laneige counters.
Or you can purchase it off Qoo10  (Singapore) or Amazon (Overseas). I heard there are fakes around so please check reviews before purchase.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

What Happened to Flowerpod Forums?

Oh my gosh.

What in the world happened to Flowerpod Forums? I'm feeling so lost without it.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

New Hauls: Makeup from

This is a delayed haul post. Actually I have a ton of delayed haul posts. I really wonder if i should post them. xD

Here's some stuff I got from during one of their sales that I can't remember. I really did minimise my order.

From left to right: L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Perpetual Purple, 
Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo 24Hr Eyeshadow in Bad to the Bronze, Tough as Taupe, 
Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer in Medium 25

Bought Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo 24Hr Eyeshadow as there were huge raves for them. (I'm so late into this). Got them in Bad to the Bronze and Tough as Taupe since I figured cream eyeshadows don't keep well in our weather so basic colours are probably the best. I love these. These are really nice and I would recommend them. I use Tough as Taupe just to lightly define my eyelids on lazy days.

Got L'Oreal Infallible in Perpetual Purple. I haven't opened this yet but I've swatched this in Watsons stores so many times. I really love the colour payoff of these I feel like buying all the colours. The thing that make me a little cross is they labelled the eyeshadow colours in Singapore as green, blue, purple, gold while online, these have completely differently colour names.

I also ordered a couple of Maybelline concealers but most were out of stock. :\ I'll probably try to order again. Now the Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer in Medium 25 is something i decide to try after watching MakeupGeek's rave about it on Youtube. I ordered a shade up so that it'll cover my dark eye circles. A quick review. Now it is darker than I expected. I think it will fit those NC30+ girls. It also seems orange-based for this shade which makes sense if you want a peachier shade to use as corrector for your dark eye circles. The consistency of this concealer is actually liquidy and easy to use. The concealer is pretty good though it still isn't strong enough to cover my dark eye circles. I do think many others with less serious dark eye circles problems would enjoy the light-weightness of this product. It's really cheap too. I think it was USD$6.

A little rant here. Do you know how much a L'Oreal liquid concealer cost in Singapore? It costs SGD$19.90. I can buy 3 of those.

Anyway hope you enjoy it. I'll be back shortly.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Makeup Tutorial: Gradient Lips

Here's something I tried a while back. Lip tints.

Lip tints are something I've never really ventured into. I could never understand the obsession with them. 

So one day I got really bored and decided to try creating the gradient lips, which I have probably seen a ton of makeup tutorial videos on. One thing I never like about the gradient lips is how some girls would just slather on the deadliest-looking lip concealer and the deepest red tint and then end up looking as if they just finished sucking blood.

I recalled having some Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint samples from my previous Qoo10 hauls stashed away. 

I picked out out Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint in Red (left) to use. A quick sample review here. The sample actually has a generous amount of product good enough for a week's use. I recommend getting ready a jar to store the remaining product in it. I wasn't ready so I squirted it all over my hands and ended up having to throw away the rest. :( The colour surprisingly isn't a true red. At first glance, it's a  neon bright pink. When swatched, I would say it's more of a cherry-red pink. There's definitely more pinks than red in it.

So to create gradient lips, I used:
1. Use Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Soft Nude as the base. It's a peachy nude shade for me so it doesn't make me look dead.
2. Dab the Etude House Fresh Cherry Lip Tint on the inside of the lips. Concentrate the colour on the innermost and then slowly dab and blend the colour outwards.
3. Touch up on the nude lipstick if needed. I recommend going over with lip balm as they can be drying.

I was pleasantly surprised by the effect. It makes a bright coloured lip colour look so wearable. Makes me regret a little for trying out gradient lips a little too late. Apologies for the blurry photo which didn't capture the full colour in detail. I am never comfortable with the idea of taking or even showing off a lips photo (so weird staring at my lips now). So this is a first. The lip tint is really bright and what I call, cheery (yes, cheer-y :) ) reddish pink. The nude colour helps to diffuse the brightness of the lip tint. The colour does fade a little as time goes by so you do have to touch up if you want it to be as bright.

So here's some tips for gradient lips:

1.Try to opt for brighter lip tints/lipsticks as the inner shades if you want a nude colour as base. It'll look more wearable and lively.
2. Yes, I know a Kpop star did this look. But it's for a music video. You can do it for photoshoots but it's not ok to wear this out. 

3. You can use darker red/pink lip tints if you want. But switch the base colour to a pigmented colour like a light pink/red lipstick. You don't want extreme contrast between the 2 shades.

Anyway, after trying out this, I absolutely adore the Etude House lip tints. Did some googling and realised they have changed the packaging so my samples look a little different.

I would actually recommend these if you have not tried. Really was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to use and the lovely shade.  The colour in Red (now it's known as Cherry Red) did stain my hands a little when I got the product all over my hands so I wouldn't really use it as a blush stain. But I think the lighter shades do look promising. Can't wait to try the third peachy shade .

You can get the Etude House Fresh Cherry Lip Tints from this Qoo10 seller or from Amazon.

Have fun.