Haul Post

Finally! I purchased the Candydoll Mineral Powder which I’ve been eyeing. I always wanted to get a mineral loose powder with slight coverage, so that I can use on daily basis. I have endless supply of loose powder – but only a discontinued one from Beaute De Kose has some coverage. And that products is amazing, thus I fear the day I run out of it. My Paul & Joe, Beaute de Kose Ultimation, two of Lavsshuca Face Powder, Chacott Loose Power and Lunasol Loose Power are all translucent! I also have other pressed powders like MAC Mineral Skin Finish (slight cover), many of Laneige Sliding Pact and some which I have totally forgotten about.

I aimed to get this product not knowing much about it but I just learnt that this is their star product and is very popular in japan, so I just had to grab it today especially when it’s going at 20% off.

I also bought 2 blushes – Peach Pink and Strawberry Pink. Hopefully this can give me the effect of Posie Tint. I really like the color of Posie Tint but applying it can be a bitch and it stains my fingers. I wanted to get Pink Flamingo too, but I have endless supply of blushes too, so I skipped it.

These hair products were going at 50% off at Guardian so I bought them! Healthy hair is important.

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Estee Lauder Makeover

I had the privilege to be invited to the Estee Lauder Every Woman Can be Beautiful Private event on 23rd July, thanks to Estee Lauder’s facebook.

The turnout was quite good and the place was kind of chaotic with so many people hanging around.

So I had my makeup done and hair styled! All products for makeup used were from estee lauder.

As a trained makeup artist myself, I felt that I could do a better job, but nevertheless the final outcome was quite nice! I would have preferred a more baby pink blush rather than this coral one, but thankfully it turned out quite dolly in pictures too.

She first cleansed my face with Perfectly Clean Fresh Balancing Lotion, applied Advanced Night Repair serum, Hydrationist Multi-Level Moisture Crème, and Advanced Night Repair eye serum (which I have a love).

For the makeup, she applied Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10/PA++ (intensity 2.0), loose power, Ideal Light Brush-on Illuminator (1.0 Light) around my eyes (this made A LOT of difference), 5 colour eyeshadow (I think mine was Enchanted Berries), Double Wear Pencil Eyeliner on lower lash line, Double Wear liquid eyeliner on upper lid, eyebrow pencil (don’t know which), some ombre coral colour blush (which actually I didn’t like. I wanted baby pink blush), and some coral lipgloss (again, I would prefer fuchsia).

I really like the eye concealer, I might just buy it!! maybe I should sign up for the makeup workshop for $120, which is redeemable for products, if I intend to buy products. Actually looking at it now, the Double Wear light looks quite natural on my face too! And their brushes are the softest that ever touched my face.

For my hair, I requested a braided fringe, so this is what they did for me! French braid fringe and locks.

Due to the strong lighting my makeup turned out lighter than it actually was, in the photoshoot. It looks very natural here rather than dolly, which is alright too. I find this to be a very interesting photograph as I couldn’t possibly take this myself! I hardly have this pout lips expression in photos too.

Of course I had to take more pictures before I wash it off.

Nail Palace – Manicure

I got passed down a manicure package with 3 remaining sessions for Classic Manicure. This Nail Palace is infamous for being pushy about packages, but my experience turned out to be quite alright.

I went to the outlet at Tiong Barhu Plaza on a Sunday afternoon. Unlike boutique nail parlours, Nail Palace is more like those mega massage centres you see in Batam – they have plenty of seats and plenty of staff. I think they can accommodate more than 20 people at one time and they have abundance of staff. I did not book an appointment but was promptly assigned a manicurist. Most of the staff are Malaysian and they seem pretty experienced.

The one who did it for me was called Cecelia. She was quite meticulous and slow with her work, which is good if you have time, since most new manicurists love to rush through it compromising on the quality of work. My cuticles were very neatly pushed and trimmed.

I picked OPI S20 Come to Poppy from the Nice Stem Collection (2011). It is a bright reddish-pink with pearl shine.

Really lovely colour. Look how neat my nails looked? I’m pretty satisfied with it!

However, they don’t provide Seche Vite, though available with top up. In my opinion Seche Vite should be provided within the price, especially if the price wasn’t that cheap to begin with.

It matches my new floral dress really well! Love the colour.

Berskha – Shopping

For the end of season sale, the dresses at Berskha is going at $39.90. some of them were originally $75 while some of them $59.90. I bought 2 dresses which were originally $59.90 so that’s a saving of $40!

Here’s the back. I actually think the 2nd colour was nicer, but they didn’t have it in my size anymore. 😦

The other dress I got was a dress I already had but in another colour!

Masks

I went on mask phase lately and I bought a lot of masks!

I went to my local drugstore, Guardian, by chance, and my all time favourite mask – My Beauty Diary Black Pearl Mask was selling at $7.25 per box of 10 instead of the usual $14.50. I grabbed all stock in sight. This price is even lower than in Taiwan! I don’t know why there is such discount, because when I went to another outlet, it wasn’t on sale.


Combined with my existing stash I have about 100 masks to go around. That will last me a whole year if I use it every other day!

I also got the face shop Raspberry Roots Sleeping Mask. There was 20% off so it cost only $20.70 after discount! I must say I like the pump packaging, though it’s not as dainty as a tub, it is easier to dispense. However, hydration wise, it isn’t very hydrating. The consistency is very light.

 

I went to lush and impulsively bought one of their fresh facial masks, the Catastrophe Cosmetic Fresh Face Mask (75g, $24). It is quite overpriced in Singapore.


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I’ve used it once so far, and will use every 3 days to finish within a month, and so far I love it! my face feels smoother after use.