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Glam on the Go: A GlamPact Tutorial

 

GlamPact Tutorial

 

A couple of weeks ago on the blog, you saw the GlamPact up close and personal. Today, I’m sharing a tutorial on how you can use the GlamPact by Glam-It! to look glam on the go. Everything I use in this tutorial are from my own customised GlamPact, where the shades and product modules were selected by me beforehand. To find out how you can customise your own GlamPact, you can head on over to my blog review here.

 



 
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Review: The GlamPact by Glam-It!

 

GlamPact Review

The all new GlamPact by Glam-It!

 

If you were a 90’s girl, you’d definitely have heard of Polly Pocket. I’m not sure if girls these days still get it for Christmas but back in the day, it was my favourite toy. And quite recently, the GlamPact by Glam-It! has taken me back to the times when I marvelled at the lights and moving ducklings in my old Polly Pocket.

 

The GlamPact was launched a few years ago in Hong Kong by beauty maven Jennifer Cheng, and it was only in the past few months that the compact had undergone a refreshing makeover. No longer black, the new GlamPact is now pretty in baby pink and has new individual makeup modules that you can select for your very own customisable GlamPact.

 
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Rave & Review: The Depend GelLack

 

Depend GelLack Review

Sit tight for my Depend GelLack Review. You’ll want to read it.

 

Fans of gelish rejoice. I’ve been introduced to a safer and long-lasting alternative, known as the Depend GelLack, which you can do on your own in the comfort of your home.

 

I’ve never done gel manicures because of all the horror stories I’ve heard about having them removed after a few weeks. Your nails are thinned, dry and brittle and you can’t apply anything on them afterwards. However, the Depend GelLack kit and polishes go easy on your nails, so that you can have colour that doesn’t chip off.

 

I repeat, it doesn’t chip off. At all. Let’s take a moment to let that sink in for a while.

 

Now let’s take a closer look at the starter kit.

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FOTD: Rocker Chic Makeup with Nude Glossy Lips

 

FOTD: Rocker Chic Glam with Nude Glossy Lips

 

I hope you’re all having a magnificent Monday. If you’re considering changing your look into something more colourful than usual and yet not overly dramatic, I filmed this tutorial to show you how you can create a rocker chic makeup look with nude glossy lips.

 



 

In this tutorial, I show you how you can contour the sides of your nose bridge using a shade from the same eyebrow palette from Heavy Rotation (read the review on the Powder Eyebrow & Nose Shadow here). You’ll also see how using a wet brush to apply eyeshadow is kind of like using an eye primer – it increases the intensity of the colour instantly. Here’s the list of products used:

  1. Dior Diorskin Forever Compact Foundation SPF 25 PA++ in shade 020
  2. Dior Blush in 756 Rose Chérie
  3. Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Eyeshadow in 02 Lust Red (Get it on Sephora here.)
  4. Agnès B Mono Eyeshadow in H104 Bronze Allegro
  5. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in 1999
  6. False Lashes
  7. Kiss Me Heavy Rotation Powder Eyebrow & Nose Shadow in 02
  8. Chanel Aqualumière Lip Gloss in 69

 
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FOTD: Simple Everyday Makeup with Bourjois

 

Hooray, a new tutorial!

Hooray, a new tutorial!

 

If you’re not used to applying makeup on a daily basis but would like to try it, I made a video tutorial on how you can achieve this simple everyday look.  It’s something that adds a little bit of colour to your skin but not too much, so that you don’t feel too overwhelmed when you’re just starting out. I know how scary it can be trying makeup out for the first time!

 




 

In this tutorial, there’s no contouring and all that fancy schmancy things that are reserved for the red carpet. I feature a simple Nude Smoky Eyeshadow Trio palette from Bourjois and the new Volume Glamour Effet Push Up mascara from the brand as well. Here’s the entire list of products used, in the order of application:

  1. Dior Diorskin Forever Compact Foundation SPF 25 PA++ in shade 020
  2. Dior Blush in 756 Rose Chérie
  3. Bourjois Nude Smoky Eyeshadow Trio in T20 Sable Show
  4. Bourjois Volume Glamour Effet Push Up Black Waterproof Mascara
  5. Kiss Me Heavy Rotation Powder Eyebrow & Nose Shadow in 02
  6. Guerlain KissKiss Shaping Cream Lip Colour in 560 Rosy Silk
  7. Guerlain Météorites in 3 Medium

 
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Rave & Review: The Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss in Pink Sequin

Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss in Pink Sequin

 

Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss in Pink Sequin

 

Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss in Pink Sequin

 

All it takes for one girl to spend some precious cash on makeup is a long, exhausting week moving to a new place and the free Friday evening of that week. Of course, being in the beauty department of a mall helps and when you see a lip gloss as precious as this costing less than S$40 a pop, you really can’t fight it.

 

I popped by Laduree after work last Friday evening and somehow also ended up at a Bobbi Brown counter afterwards. Needless to say, this lip gloss spontaneously made its way into my makeup shopping list – now how did that happen?

 
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Rave & Review: Kiss Me Heavy Rotation Powder Eyebrow & Nose Shadow

 

Kiss Me Heavy Rotation Powder Eyebrow & Nose Shadow

The Kiss Me Heavy Rotation Powder Eyebrow & Nose Shadow in 02.

 

Kiss Me Heavy Rotation Powder Eyebrow & Nose Shadow

A new addition to my collection of beauty staples.

 

It’s rainy today and rainy days call for tea, cakes and some pondering on life issues. Like whether you would look good in the latest Korean trend of horizontal brows, or if you should even attempt Cara Delevingne’s brow game in a fancy Chanel ad campaign.

 

But trends are trends and they aren’t here to stay. What matters more is looking your best, in a way that will last decades and not make your granddaughter laugh at your old pictures. Brows are one of the features on our faces that make or break a look. Untrimmed brows make you look fuzzy, like you haven’t really gotten out of bed. Overly trimmed, stick-thin brows suggest you are way too obsessed over giving an impression. Properly shaped brows are the best – they make you look sharp and send the message that you’ve got it all under control.

 

I’ve always had long, angled, sparse brows. For years, it had always been a struggle to find the right brow product. Should I get the Shu Uemura brow pencil, which I’ll need to shave or sharpen every now and then, wasting precious product each time the pencil goes through the knife? Should I get a retractable brow pencil? Should I just use my dark eyeshadow? Up till now, my brow powder had been the Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in shade 61 Saddle. It’s the same shade they currently have in one of their brow palettes, but since I used only one shade, it didn’t make sense to get a palette that came with another shade.

 

And then I chanced upon the Kiss Me Heavy Rotation Powder Eyebrow & Nose Shadow while shopping for beauty supplies at Watsons Singapore. This product currently comes in 2 shades – 01 for lighter tones and 02 for darker tones. Seeing that  I have dark hair, I picked 02. The palette is pocket-friendly and weighs only 3.5g, including the small brush. The powder itself is long-lasting and doesn’t smudge (unless, of course, you do it on purpose). Here’s how you can use the palette:

 
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Rave & Review: The Etude House Dear My Wish Lips-Talk

 

Etude House Dear My Wish Lips Talk

 

If your favourite colour is pink and you like girly bows, then you’ll fall in love with the pretty packaging of the Etude House Dear My Wish Lips – Talk lip stick! I received these two in the mail one fine day, and still can’t get over how cute they look.

 

The two shades I have are OR202 and PK002.Both are extremely vivid colours in different shades of red. OR202 is more yellow-toned, while PK002 is more blue-toned. If you’re neutral-toned, both shades will fit you perfectly. Here are a shot of the lip colours up close and a couple of instagram selfies of me wearing PK002:

 

Etude House Dear My Wish Lips Talk

The Etude House Dear My Wish Lips – Talk in OR202 (left) and PK002 (right).

 
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Review, Tutorial & Giveaway: INNI Nails Nail Wraps

 

INNI Nails Review

 

If you’re a manicure addict, you must be no stranger to nail wraps. These are stickers that go nicely on our nails and don’t involve harmful chemicals or dry time. So what makes INNI Nails so special?

 

For one, you can decide what design your nails will have. It can be anything: a picture of you and your loved ones, your pet feline, a painting that you saw online or even something you draw on your own! All you need to do is to take a shot of what it is you like, upload it onto INNI using their app or via their website, and voila. Consider it delivered. Not convinced? Check out this video below:

 




 

I gave some INNI Nails nail wraps a try and found them to be very easy to apply on clean nails. Each sheet of nail wraps contains 30 individual wraps in various widths and a small ruler printed on the top right. Here are the steps to applying these wraps:

  1. Clean your nails with nail polish remover.
  2. Measure your nail width using the ruler provided and then select the wrap of the same dimension.
  3. Peel the wrap gently off the sheet and apply it to your nail.
  4. Stretch and fold the excess over your nail and then file it off in a downwards motion.

 

I created a short video on how to do this:

 



 
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Link Love: The Singapore Beauty Blog Roll

 

Singapore Beauty Blogs

 

In all my previous Link Love entries, I’ve barely mentioned any local blogs worth reading. As a blogger in the scene for the past 5 years, I must say, there are many of us bloggers who don’t get the recognition we deserve.

 

In today’s post, I’m featuring 5 Singapore beauty blogs that are written by bloggers who are not only really awesome in person but also give great tips to their readers. In the spirit of sharing – and as a way to celebrate SG50 – I’m recommending these pages to you. Happy reading!

 

1. Newlywed Juliana at I Love Bunny teaches us how we can take beautiful Instagram photographs.

2. Elaine at Elaine73 shares a review on the Crème Simon Brightening Detox Micellar Water Makeup Remover.

3. June, fellow ambassador on Clozette and blogger at June du Jour, shares with us her rose-themed beauty picks.

4. Samantha at Samantha Ashley reveals her beauty favourites for January and February.

5. Mabel at She Shops Makeup talks about the latest Cinderella Collection from MAC.

 
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