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Rave & Review: The Sigma Extravaganza Copper Kit Brushes

 

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What is a girl to do when she comes across a heart-melting, brow-upturning collection of the most beautiful brushes she’s ever come across? The Sigma Extravaganza Copper Kit is an assortment of 29 of the brand’s best-selling brushes, complete with a makeover that instantly amps up the glam factor of any girl’s powder room!

 

I fell in love with these brushes when they launched as part of Sigma’s 5-year anniversary celebrations. Not only are the brushes made with the usual Sigma synthetic bristles (so it’s animal-friendly), they also come in 100% pure copper ferrules atop sleek, black handles. I personally use Sigma brushes on a day-to-day basis and find them to be quite reliable, soft and handy. If you like, you can check out my review of the Sigma Mrs. Bunny Travel Kit.

 
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3 Ways to Wear Prints

 

Skirt Print 3 Ways to Wear Prints
 

Believe it or not, everyone can wear prints, even you! Yes, you! Maybe you’re not so keen on bright, bold colour blocking. Or maybe you just prefer sticking to something more understated, something that can take you from day to night, from weekday to weekend. But prints show off your attitude, girl! Here are three ways to wear prints, whether you’re the sassy babe, or the more casual, low-down type.

 


 3 Ways to Wear Prints

Dress | Romwe

Hat | Romwe

Bag | Romwe

Earrings | Style by Stories

Lipstick | Lipstick Queen

Heels | River Island


 

If you like bold colours, why not go all out and accessorise with a vintage bowknot hat? Any jewellery you wear should not take the attention away from the dress, so pearl earrings can do the trick! Show off those gams you’ve got with power heels (sandals are a great chance to let the world lay its eyes upon your magnificent pedicure). A small body bag fits just about enough to bring you around town, and a pink lippie adds that final touch of colour to your complexion so you aren’t overpowered by all the jazz!

 
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OOTD: The Back Slit

 

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What does one do when one’s sick of staying bedridden due to a back injury? One leaves said bed and gets some air!

 

I hurt my back quite suddenly – and unexpectedly – and the doctor gave me some painkillers for it. But this was Day 3 of being on meds and staying at home all day, so I went out for a quick brunch with the sister at a Chinese restaurant in town. Because my back wasn’t all healed, I totted a clutch and kept things light.

 


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1. ASOS Open Back Shell Top | 2. Topshop Jeans, similar HERE | 3. ASOS Clutch | 4. Nine West Flax Suede Pumps | 5. Mimco Facet Bezel Studs in Champagne 

 
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Giveaway: Anna Sui + Crabtree & Evelyn

 

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It hasn’t been an easy journey for the blog so far, and today I’d just like to say a big thank you to all of you who have been supporting me and believing in me. Today’s giveaway is nothing extravagant. As an established beauty blogger, I get sent beauty samples every now and then. But I only have one face, and can’t finish using every single product in my stash, which also includes products that I buy on my own.

 

The Anna Sui Rose Cheek Colour is in shade 300, consisting of very lovely shade of pinks and shimmer that would suit every skin tone. The Hand Therapy from Crabtree & Evelyn is another skincare product that I love, especially since I stay in an air conditioned environment quite often to beat the heat. This tube’s in the revamped packaging!

 

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Feature: The Anna Sui Spring Summer 2014 Beauty Collection

 

Anna Sui SS 2014 Makeup Feature: The Anna Sui Spring Summer 2014 Beauty Collection

 

The one thing that sets Anna Sui apart from other luxury brands/designers that incorporates makeup and fashion is that the packaging of the beauty products is coherent with the overall Anna Sui style. As to what this style is, take a look at my favourite pieces from her latest SS 2014 collection:

 

Anna Sui 2014 Combined Feature: The Anna Sui Spring Summer 2014 Beauty Collection

See the entire collection here.

 

A whimsical fantasy where fairies flit ephemerally amongst us and live in their own immortal Garden of Eden. Yup, that’s exactly what Anna Sui reminds me of, regardless of which collection is being launched.

 

But what about the makeup? I’d say it’s equally as enchanting, and each product seems to have a tale of its own to tell.

 
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Link Love: Let’s Go Back in Time

 

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Today I’m feeling a little pensive but am also very grateful for the break I have from work. What is life, after all, if we can’t take some time out to pause and actually live it? This month’s Link Love blog entry is about the things I currently love doing, or wish I had more time for; Capturing moments that last forever, creating memories that live in our hearts.

 

1. Sara from The Single Diaries lets us in on the season’s top picks for flower arrangement in your home or office.

2. Jacey from Damsel in Dior takes us back in time when her grandparents wrote love letters to each other during the war.

3. James from Kayture reveals the best camera lens for fashion photography.

4. Jen from The House of Wood teaches us how to make cards and prints using gold foil. It’s time for some art and craft!

5. Seventeen magazine beauty assistant Jillian shows us what’s inside her makeup bag on The Glitter Guide.

 
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Giveaway: The Benefit Cosmetics Sugarlicious Lip & Cheek Kit

 

Benefit giveaway Giveaway: The Benefit Cosmetics Sugarlicious Lip & Cheek Kit

 

Tra la la, it’s time for a giveaway again! I’m really excited for my upcoming trip to Australia, and thought I’d like to share the joy. It’s not everyday that one gets to do a two-week trip to somewhere exotic, and with wildlife to boot. Today, I’m sending one lucky reader a Benefit Cosmetics Sugarlicious Lip & Cheek Kit! Just follow the instructions in the widget below and don’t forget to read the terms and conditions (all accounts that have been set up only for giveaway purposes will be disqualified). The giveaway ends 1st June 2014, 11:59pm (Singapore time). Good luck!

 


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Beauty News Flash: Stick-Them-On Brows

 

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We all know about the current beauty trend of strong, defined brows while keeping the rest of the face simple. But what is a girl to do if she – like me – has, oh dear, no brows to begin with? Of course, we don’t go for hair plugs on brows. That would just be freaky; and think about the cost and pain!

 

Who knew the whole Frieda Kahlo would come back in style? I still find her very manly-looking. But hey, assuming we do want nicely groomed caterpillars, what do we do? Well, thank God for the ever-evolving beauty industry. There’s always a pair or two of brow wigs we can count on. Yes, you read that right. Brow wigs!

 

Cara Delevingne brow Beauty News Flash: Stick Them On Brows

No, Cara doesn’t need them but not every one of us is like her.

 
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Rave & Review: The Star Lash Perfect Touch Eyeliner

 

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The Star Lash Perfect Touch Eyeliner.

 

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Here’s where you can purchase it!

 

Art class would’ve been much more fun if all the brushes and paints came in liquid eyeliner form. But nope, no such luck. As far as my “talents” go, I suppose I will probably never amount to anything more than a edit-with-filters-and-Snapseed type of Instagrammer. But hey, I can always draw on my own face!

 
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Review & Giveaway: The Ziaja Marine Algae Spa Shower Gel with Algae

 

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Enjoy the benefits of a natural spa in your own home.

 

If you know the difference between algae and moss, well done! You’re one step ahead of me. If you don’t, fret not and let me tell you.

 

To put it simply, algae likes to grow in wet environments, whereas moss does not. Moss is higher up in the evolution ladder as compared to algae, and some say they evolved from algae. They can look very similar to each other, and to us normal humans, we probably can’t tell them apart unless we study botany and the likes. The thing is: because algae grows in wet areas, finding it in marine waters is something that comes very naturally. And that’s the basis of the Ziaja Marine Algae Spa range.

 

Ziaja is a Polish company that was established in 1989 in the city of Gdansk by pharmacists Aleksandra and Zenon Ziaja (I can’t resist saying that Zenon reminds me of xenon). From its humble beginnings, the company has grown to now include its own research and production laboratories, as well as a quality control department.

 

There are many products in the world today, and their makers all claim that they are all beneficial to our skin. I jumped on that wagon once, found out about my skin’s sensitivity towards essential oils, and so hopped off. That’s why I’m really glad to say that the Shower Gel with Algae, with its promise of benefits to the skin, hasn’t given me any problems. No nicked skin, no flakiness; just a good cleanse and hydration.

 

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A closer look!

 

I was sponsored the Micellar Cleansing Water as well, but since I’m still in the final stages of my eczema breakout, I’ve not yet tried it myself. The shower gel is blue and has a distinct scent, which is nothing like how spa salons smell. It’s not floral, calming or relaxing like lavender, but more like DJ Seawater for a seaweed party.

 

The shower gel contains three main types of algae, namely:

  • enteromorpha compressa (green algae that contains amino acids and prevents skin flabbiness)
  • hydro-retinol (blue algae rich in retinol, a substance that helps to prevent wrinkles)
  • lamarina digitata (brown algae rich in potassium, iodine and mineral salts to help delay ageing)

 
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