January 26, 2013

Tory Burch Caroline Flats

They’re here! Fit them at the store and was happy so I ordered them from the US site and shipped them through comgateway along with some other stuff I’ve ordered online. It ended up being just a little bit cheaper still saved a bit. i just checked my credit card statement to see how much I got charged in SGD. Turns out it was a total of 339.22 sgd. The boutique here sells it for 475 so I saved 135.78 sgd! So yes, I saved quite a bit! Extra happy!

January 14, 2013

Prost pregnancy acne

I hadn’t written here in a while. My last post mentions my post pregnancy acne issues. I had been dealing with it the past four months. I went to see a dermatologist and she said that as I was breast feeding, she couldn’t give am any antibiotics. She gave me some topical medication that really didn’t do anything. Finally, I got fed up with the itch and how it looked, so I went ahead and tried proactive. I have used it before and all I could remember was how much it stung. I only used it for a bit the last time since I didn’t really have any big issues, save for the occasional premenstrual zit. This time was different, it was all over my face and always itchy.it got worse in the heat too. When I first got back on proactiv, I did the 2 times away routine but found it was too strong for me initially. It stung so much that I thought I would faint. What motivates me was the idea that the stinging was the bacteria clutching my skin in pain (made for entertaining visuals). That and the sting actually overcame the itchiness. It removed all temptation to scratch and pick at my face. So I cut down to first every other day, them after 2 times, I did every morning and now I’m back at morning and evening. It no longer stings for me, I guess the skin gets used to it? (Or the bacteria have all died and nothing’s clawing at my skin anymore ;)) I have to say it’s amazing, I can see my face has cleared up and except for the scars, it no longer looks as horrible as it did last week! I’m so happy, I’m hoping by the times switch jobs by face would have completely cleared up. It really was frustrating for me to have my acne be the first thing people noticed. I really hope it keeps going the right way but at this state I’m already very happy and it’s only been a week!

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October 9, 2012

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizers

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When I was on the way to buy the oil-free tinted moisturizer the attendant suggested i try the new compact version. I am in the middle of a massive breakout hence I’m trying to keep away from foundation for a while. Big mistake, the creme compact had quite a cakey feel and look. Had to go back the next day to get the oil free one in the tube. I find it much better for the state of my face right now. I’ll give tr compact another go when my face clears up.

December 16, 2011

Sigma Haul #2

I did another rind of sigma shopping and this time I did it through amazon, which was probably not the best idea since I couldn’t apply any discount codes. It was just the easiest thing to do since I was on my phone using the amazon shopping app. ( that is one dangerous app! )

I really had my eyes on the travel sets, both The Cities collection and the Make Me Up Travel Kit. I was originally thinking of buying both sets with the intent to put them into one cup and carry that for travel but I realized you can’t fit that much in there. Also, I realized that it may be a bit over the top to have so many brushed while traveling.

So instead, I decided to mix and match the kit to the brushes I liked and then give the other half to my little sister for Christmas :p

The make me classy kit originally had the following brushes:
Pencil – E30 Precise application of color on the crease, outer corner, upper and lower lash line. Natural bristles.

Tapered Blending – E40 Rounded and tapered top. Specially designed to apply and blend color on the crease. Natural bristles.

Eye Shading – E55 Soft and dense with a rounded finish. Can be used to apply pressed or loose eye shadows and pigments. Natural bristles.

Small Angle – E65 Essential for the application of gel or cream eye liner on the upper and lower lash line. Synthetic bristles.

Large Powder – F30 Very dense with a rounded top. Ideal to apply powder products on face and body. Natural bristles.

Large Angled Contour – F40 The angled shape makes this brush ideal to apply blush or contour shades. Natural bristles.

Foundation – F60 Can be used to apply liquid or cream foundation. Recommended to apply moisturizer and conceal large areas. Synthetic bristles.

While the cities collection had:
Eye Liner – E05 An extra fine-tipped brush that delivers a precise, firm, even stroke to line the eyes. Synthetic bristles.

Tapered Blending – E35 Fluffy, long-bristled brush with tapered tip. Ideally used to apply and blend color to the crease area and to soften harsh edges. Natural bristles.

Small Tapered Blending – E45 Small domed brush with highly tapered tip. Versatile, this brush can be used to precisely apply and blend intense colors to the crease area. Natural bristles.

Large Shader – E60 Flat shape is ideal for application of cream formulas and eye shadow primers. Natural bristles.

Small Contour – F05 Ideal to apply, blend or contour powder products. The softly rounded dome top smoothly blends color into the face. Natural bristles.

Duo Fibre Powder/Blush – F15 Medium-sized tapered brush. Widely disperses highly pigmented or mineralized powders. Blend of natural and synthetic bristles.

Large Powder – F30 Fluffy and rounded tip. Suitable application of powder products on face or body. Natural bristles.

When I did the mix and matching, I made sure that my sis would get a brush for equivalent use so it’s not like I took all the good brushes and left her with the crap ones. I think all the brushes are great, I just have my favorites or I have other brushes that can do the job. In the end, the set I came up with was essentially The Cities collection but I swapped the E60 for the E45 since my sister has bigger eyes than me, and the E05 for the E65 since I don’t use a lot of liquid liner, I use an small angled brush more to fill in my sparse brows. Also, I’ve already given my sis an angled brush before but I don’t think she has a liner brush yet. So that’s my set.. To be honest, if I were cruel id also take the E40 and E30 from her set but that would be just horrible. I still want to give my sis a more or less complete set. For E40, I could already use the E35 and for the E30, I can probably use the E45 for what i use the pencil brush for… Hmm pencil brush is tempting…

The other things I got was another Dry n Shape, the body brush, another brush cup holder since I’m thinking of rearranging my vanity again, and a full sized E25 and F35.

I think this is going to be my last shopping splurge of the year…

December 1, 2011

Sigma Haul

I got a few things from sigma:

Make Me Classy professional brush kit
Dry and Shape
The synthetic brushes in F80 and F84 and P86 and P82
And the F25, E45, E35 and L05

Im so excited to try stuff out, especially the Dry and Shape!

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December 1, 2011

Sigma shipment to Singapore!

Got this in the mail today! I bought some stuff from sigma on nov. 26 and my order arrived in singapore today. I know I missed the black Friday sale not because I didn’t try, I just couldn’t get into the site that day. Shipping charges were pretty steep so I’m wondering if it would have been cheaper to ship thru comgateway.

I opened the box up in the cab on the way home but I’ll do a more detailed blog when I get home. ^_^

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July 9, 2011

My Semi Precious

I think I’m going back for more though…

April 12, 2011

the spectrum shop: review

I was googling for where to buy NYX cosmetics in Singapore because I’ve seen a lot of videos on youtube where they use the jumbo eye pencil as a base and it looked like the colors come out really well. I found the spectrum shop and decided to try it out.

This is going to be an as-it-happens as I have still yet to receive my order. I ordered some NYX jumbo pencils from this site i stumbled on http://www.thespectrumshop.com This is just a log of my activities for reference to see how long the items take to ship.

April 8, 2011 – Ordered online

April 10, 2011 – Payment made (didn’t pay right away because it was a weekday and I had the items delivered to my office) & sent in payment notification form

April 11, 2011 – Got email from spectrum shop with my tracking number.

April 12, 2011 – this is the status from singpost

Status Date
Status Description

11-04-2011
Item accepted at post office

11-04-2011
Item dispatched to registered mail section

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13-04-2011
Package received. Though singpost still shows the same status. Ah well, at least it’s here ^_^

Naturally, when the packaged arrived and I felt more comfortable shopping at the store, I went online wednesday night again and bought more stuff and paid right away.

13-4-2011 evening – bought, paid and sent in payment notification form

14-4-2011 – received notification that payment was received and order was being processed

14-4-2011 evening – I get a tracking number for my package

15-4-2011 noon package received

So I guess I’m very satisfied with the speed they deliver. ^_^

April 6, 2011

welcome to my blog

I decided to start a new blog focused on my sudden obsession with makeup. I probably should have started earlier, it would have been fun to see how my collection grew (or should i say exploded) in a matter of weeks.

I’ll be doing some proper posts soon, it’s just that every time i come home from work, i always would rather experiment on a new look than sit in front of my computer, which is odd because I used to spend all my extra time in front of a PC. I’m not sure where this sudden obsession sprouted from. Just one day i started pouring through youtube for makeup guru videos and started building up my collection. Pretty soon, I was also looking for makeup organization tutorials to keep my stuff organized.

I’m guessing the vanity that came with the new place we moved to may have had something to do with it. It was too small to be a computer desk, so i guess i had to find a use for it.

I’ll probably do a post on what I’ve done/have so far but what’s currently on my mind is finding the right mirror, lights (or combination of both) for me. I’ve seen a lot of youtubers go for the conair makeup mirror but unfortunately it’s not available here in Singapore. I am almost ordering them and having them shipped here but i think i may have to buy a transformer for it since US is of different voltage. I’ll try to go around some stores to see if they have any.

One thing I’ve discovered through this whole adventure so far is that google doesn’t have the answer to everything.

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