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Review: Colourpop Super Shock Shadows - Love Line Quad & Others! (+ swatches!)
Monday, 23 January 2017 at 15:32 | 0 Comments

The first time I bought myself some Colourpop cosmetics, was when Jenn Im from Clothesencounters released her collaboration range, Jenn Ne Sais Quoi with Colourpop. At that time, Colourpop only ships to the US so it was really difficult to get hold of certain shades, new releases, and value sets in Singapore. However, couple of months ago, Colourpop finally announces worldwide shipping! I managed to grab myself some Super Shock Shadows to add to my make-up collection, so I'm here today to share with you my haul, as well as my thoughts on the products. 

First up, we've got the eyeshadow quad "Love Line". The set contains 4 berry and rose shades which is surprisingly not too loud and easy to pull off. 

The lightest shade in the quad is called "Truth", which is a pale beige shimmer shade. If you have fair or dark skin tone, this would be great as an inner eye or brow bone highlight. Since I have medium skin tone, this shade doesn't really show up on my skin so I like to use it either as a base or as a blending shade. 

The next shade is called "Brady" and this is a matte mauve pink shade. This is one of my favourite shade in the quad as it is feminine and light. Since it is matte, it adds colour to my lids without being too bold or loud. I have recently uploaded a simple make-up look for the upcoming Chinese New Year and I love how this shade adds a pop of colour and brings life to the initial boring gold and bronze look. 

Next up, we've got another one of my favs, "Sequin". This is an ultra shimmery rose gold shade and I just love how pigmented this is! It has a good blend of pink and gold tones which I love using all over my lids or just as a lower lash line highlight. I am currently loving rose gold jewelry, so I feel like this eyeshadow really ties my eye make-up and jewelry together. 

The last shade in the quad is "Static" and this is a dark plum colour. I seldom use purple-toned eye make-up, but I love that this goes really well with the rest of the shades. I have also used this shade to darken up my eye make-up to make it look more defined and smokey in this make-up look.

The remaining 2 single eyeshadows are bought separately and the first one is called "La La". This is an ultra shimmery copper shade which looks almost similar to Sequin, but with lesser pink tones. Copper tend to have a really dark orange tone but I love that this one is more subtle which makes it easier to pull off. In general, I love really shimmery eyeshadows, so this is definitely right up my alley. 

The last shade is "Paradox" and this is a bright pink shade. To be honest, I was a little disappointed with this one as I expected it to be a warm red shade rather than a bright pink one. Nevertheless, the pigmentation with this eyeshadow is 10/10 so if you're looking for a loud pink shade, definitely check 
this one out.

Overall, the quality of these eyeshadows did not disappoint. All of them were silky smooth, vibrant and creamy and I love how they don't have any fallouts as well. Of course, pigmentation is one of the biggest pro of the Colourpop Super Shock Shadows. The best thing about these eyeshadows is that they only cost US$5 each! Since my ordered went above US$50, I managed to get free worldwide shipping and so each of my item only costed approximately S$6 and below. What a steal! I'm definitely planning to get more Colourpop eyeshadows in the near future and if you haven't tried them out yet, I seriously urge you to as you are seriously missing out! 

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Review: Eclado Oil Free Sun Cream SPF40 PA++ with W2Beauty.com
Sunday, 22 January 2017 at 00:09 | 0 Comments
About 3 years ago, I used to skip putting sunscreen on my face as I thought, since my foundation has SPF, it will be good enough. Well surprise surprise, it's not. There is a simple reason why there is the term "harmful UV rays". UV rays are not only harmful to our eyes, but also to our skin. It destroys the Vitamin A found in our skin and it is one of the main causes of skin aging, dullness, and other skin problems. Despite applying skincare products, many of us still fall into the hands of aging and skin dullness, and it is simply because of the fact that our skin are not well-protected under the sun. Staying indoors? Well, that doesn't shield you from the harmful effects of UV rays as certain light bulbs produces UV rays too.

So why be a victim of UV rays when you can protect yourself by simply applying sunscreen daily? While applying sunscreen everyday may seem to be a hassle, I have cultivated the good habit of doing so because I just love the sunscreens I have been using! If you have been following me on my Youtube channel, you will know that I have been absolutely loving the Dr.G Brightening Up Sun as it is not just a sunscreen, but it also brightens and tones up my skin. Having dull skin, I fell in love with this product as putting foundation was no longer necessary for everyday use as long as I have this sunscreen with me. So I guess the key to developing the habit of applying sunscreen, is to actually use one that you love.

So I was introduced the Eclado Oil Free Sun Cream SPF40 PA++ about a month ago and honestly, this is all I have been using recently. I was given a couple of products to choose from and I chose this one because I have been using the Dr.G Brightening Up Sun for nearly half a year now and I really wanted to try out something new for my sunscreen. I have heard many good reviews about this product and it was also featured on popular Korean beauty talk show, "Get it Beauty".

Similar to Dr.G, Eclado is a skincare brand which I trust more in protecting my skin compared to Cosmetic brands. Looking at the prices of their skincare products, I think it is safe to say that it is a slightly more high-end brand, possibly comparable to my favourite Korean skincare brand, Troiareuke.

So what makes me reach out to the Eclado Oil Free Sun Cream everyday?

Well, although many sunscreens protect your skin from the sun, sunscreens tend to be thick and oily under your make-up and it is also known to clog pores. Having combination to oily skin, I love how this sunscreen has an extremely lightweight and smooth texture. Having it on my skin and even under my make-up doesn't feel uncomfortable at all, and it doesn't make my skin greasy or shiny throughout the day. Since I have dull skin, it also has a slight brightening effect which I really appreciate. Most of the facial sunscreens I have used in the past tend to have the smell of regular sunscreens (like the ones you use when you go swimming), however this one is odourless.

Overall, I definitely recommend this sunscreen if you have oily skin. Even though it may be slightly pricey for a sunscreen, I find that using a good sunscreen really makes a difference in my skin as it looks brighter and clearer. If you are suffering from any skin problems such as acne, a good sunscreen will be able to shield and protect your skin, helping it to heal even faster.

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Review: Japan Crate Kira Kira Crate!
Monday, 2 January 2017 at 14:08 | 0 Comments

Japan is known for its quirky and innovative creations and products. I have always heard so much about Japanese beauty products but personally, I have never been to Japan before and I have no idea where can I purchase or try out a good range of different Japanese products. Thankfully, I was contacted by Japan Crate to do a review of one of their crates called "Kira Kira" which is essentially a box of random Japanese beauty products! How awesome!

Apart from Kira Kira Crate (beauty products), Japan Crate also offers Doki Doki Crate, which is a box filled with random kawaii items such as collectible plushies, notebooks, pouches and even apparels! And last of all, the Umai Crate which is a box filled with Japanese snacks and food!

To receive these crates, all you have to do is to subscribe to a plan available on their website. Know someone who loves Japan? You can even send these crates as a gift to give your loved ones a surprise! As you can see, the box is really pretty so you don't need additional wrapping!

Each crate contains 6 to 8 full-sized products and it is totally fine if you're like me and have no idea how to read Japanese at all, because they also included a little manual which explains all the individual products in the crate!

In the November issue, I received a total of 8 full-sized products and I love how they include skincare, make-up as well as body care products. I noticed that some products do get repeated so I have personally tried most of the products I have received in a vlog for Japan Crate, so if you are interested to see the products in action, stay tune for the vlog!

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