Self-created the aegyo sal with K-Palette’s Real Lasting Tears Tank!
Beauty is ever so fickle. Just like fashion! One moment orange is the “in” colour, the next it’s nude blush (which is my current favourite colour by the way), and then several cycles down, it’s orange again. Let’s take a step into the Korean world of beauty at this point in time.
If you haven’t heard, the Barbie nose is all the rage right now in the streets of Gangnam. At the same time, so is the aegyo sal, which is essentially puffy undereyes. For as long as I’ve known, everyone whom I’ve seen smile has puffy undereyes. But how do we create the look without smiling?
I gave the K-Palette Real Lasting Tears Tank a few tries and decided that this shimmer pen brightens up the undereye area and makes you look younger and more awake!
The Real Lasting Tears Tank contains two ends: one an essence and the other a powder.
I’m going to confess: I think that sex is overrated. If you ask any girl what the most amazing thing in the world is, and she answers sex, then that girl most probably hasn’t experienced much emotion in life, and thus my deep-felt condolences to her. Any well-travelled explorer will tell you the same thing. Or at least, I hope.
In any case, I’m pretty sure no parent would want their 15-year-old daughters going around having their heads filled with notions about fornication and what nots. But that’s exactly what’s going to happen when these innocent minds chance upon the Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara. Sooner than you think, they’d be wondering what sex is all about. That said, I’m not sure anyone’s lashes go crazy after a bout of hardcore humping.
Six glossy shades (out of nine) from the Stila Holiday 2013 Collection of Lip Glazes.
Hello! Have you joined my year-end giveaway? I’m giving 3 out of 9 of the Stila Lip Glazes and here so are the other 6. It’s the first time I’m coming into contact with these glazes and they are surprisingly good!
These Lip Glazes come in sets of threes from the Colour Me Glossy Lip Glaze Set from the Holiday 2013 Collection, so six of them means two sets. When first taken out from the packaging, you’ll find a little protective cover stuck into the tip of the brush. The way the Lip Glazes work is that you have to twist them to get product into the brush. For the very first time, you’ll need to twist them about 18-20 times.
The Body Shop has launched their Holiday 2013 Collection as well, joining the recent slew of brands all getting us hot and excited about Christmas. In this entry, I’m only featuring the makeup items that will be coming out in November, as well as some of the items from the body care range. It’s not really possible to feature everything because there’re just too many!
Santa can you hear me?
I have been so good this year and all I want is one thing.
Tell me my true love is near.
He’s all I want, just for me underneath my Christmas tree.
I’ll be waiting here.
Santa that’s my only wish this year.
That may be old school for some, but this song never gets old for me. It’s still one of my favourites for that special time of the year! Here’s what else is vintage for you – the Stila Holiday 2013 Collection! Lots of sets coming your way again, what with lip glosses and eyeshadow palettes for each skin tone.
First up are the Masterpiece Series Eye & Cheek Palettes, S$49 each. There are 3 palettes, each one containing 4 eyeshadows and 1 blush, and each one catered to a specific skin tone. I’d say two of them are for those of us who are warm toned and the palette with the blue and black is for the cooler toned. Not sure which one fits you the best? There’re always makeup experts in Sephora whom you can approach! The palettes can be bought separately or together in a set.
The Stila Masterpiece Series Eye & Cheek Palettes Set.
‘Tis the season to be merry, tra la la la la la la la la! And why not sing your way to the shops, because Bobbi Brown has launched their Holiday 2013 Collection! Sales will begin at the very beginning of November, so you can make haste while the wintry sun shines. It’s no secret – Bobbi Brown is one of my favourite makeup brands, mainly because of their very wearable shades that seem to suit just about any skin tone on earth.
This year the brand celebrates the holiday season with two different collections, the Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood Collection and the Bobbi Brown Holiday Gift Giving 2013 Collection.
The Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood Collection is all about red carpet glam that never grows out of style. With 6 limited edition items and 2 new ones added to the permanent range, you can party in style with shimmery glosses and glittery nails.
The limited edition Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood Eye Palette, S$99.
The only tarts I know are the kind that girls love to eat and then chid themselves after having done so. Apple, lemon meringue, strawberry, custard. The list goes on but now there’s a new tart in town – Tarte Cosmetics! Perhaps the only thing this newbie has in common with the rest is that it’s cruelty-free. That’s assuming the act of harvesting fruits and preheating ovens doesn’t result in the maiming of our furry friends.
Since we’re on the topic of tarts, I wonder what kind people usually make during Christmas. Any tart would be fine by me, actually, though my favourite would be something lemony. Have that together with a piping hot cup of tea, snuggled in the couch with a loved one, while snowflakes fall gently down on the window pane and bells jingle softly in the distance.
In a parallel universe, I would, still, be having a lemony tarty, but this time, I’ve also got a table-full of Tarte Cometics’ makeup to play with. Now how about their Holiday 2013 Collection?
The Tarte Holiday 2013 Collection.
A cute woven pouch, part of the Tarte Holiday 2013 Collection.
What’s black and white and starts with the letter “S?” I suppose I don’t need to spell it out for you but in case you still haven’t a clue, Sephora held a preview of the holiday 2013 collections coming up later this year! I managed to pop by the event and apart from getting my hair styled by celebrity stylist Michael Shaun Corby, I got to see what this year’s holiday would be like – makeup style.
First up in line is the Too Faced Holiday 2013 Collection. Featuring eyeshadow palettes and something cute for the tech junkies out there, the collection comprises a total of 4 different sets. And here they are!
Too Faced’s A Few Of My Favourite Things Set, S$74.
Oh my, where do I get started? 20 brand new shades, glittery, shimmery and matte – all in a brand new, one-of-a-kind palette. The Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette is the latest eyeshadow bomb from the brand, launched in time for the holidays this year. Not only is it limited edition, each and every one of the palette is unique in the sense that the pattern on the purple-hued box is different for every palette. So if you’re one of those shoppers – like me – who tend to pick and choose the “perfect” product to take home with you every time you visit a store, this would certainly justify that.