MUA Pro-Brow Ultimate Eyebrow Kit

It’s quite expensive to get brow product in Singapore I feel. Going to Sephora, you can’t find a brow product below $25. I really don’t want to spend more than $10 at Watsons for brow powder too. So I was hoping the MUA want will do.
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It is not something I will buy again that’s for sure. The colors are all wrong for me. The darkest one is quite light. At least it doesn’t apply well. I know there are people who love this, but I’m just not one of them. I do like it comes with the tiny tweezers and the brow wax, cause they were the ones that draw me in to this. However I do realize I don’t really like to use wax on my brows. My brows are not that rowdy. So I just need to color my brows which this doesn’t work for me. I also never highlight, so the lighter shade is pretty much useless on me. Can’t use as eyeshadow cause it is not that good of pigmentations. So ya, a lost cause.

Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment

During Sephora sale, I couldn’t resist picking a Sugar lip treatment. People rave about it and I so I need it. And little did I know Bellabox gave a mini one for their I believe May box. So now I have two and I’m glad I picked up the shade Passion from Sephora.
fresh passionThis is 4.3g with a really nice metal like packaging, aluminum is my guess. It’s just so light. Passion is described as a vibrant yet sheer rouge shade. That day there wasn’t much shade to choose from, and I just wanted something more red.

The balm feels really good when applied. So smooth and moisturizing. It just feels great on the lips. But applying it has to be my fav.

Then I think my baby lips kind of have the same smoothness when apply, that’s why I like them. So I switch around. Even my Korres lip butter sometimes give me the same smoothness feel during application. But I do realize the packaging is what makes Sugar so much better. Sugar is more luxurious to use. It is not cheap plastic feel, so you feel like you are putting on a high end product, which I guess kind of justify for the cost.

 

 
fresh roseThen when I receive this 2.2g of mini in Rose (a rosy tint), I am so happy. It’s a pretty shade, less noticeable on my lips. But apparently this melts faster than the original size, that’s why the picture is quite pigmented. I mean I slathered it on.

Since it is smaller, it doesn’t apply quite as nice. Why? It is just too small. So I focus less on the packing and more on the product.

What I conclude is that it really doesn’t matter what the packaging is. The balm is really fantastic. It is just so nice to apply. I mean so far it has to be my fav lip balm (ignoring the price). I always thought its packaging helps. End up the balm is just that awesome and even of its in plastic container, it will be just as great.

So smooth and luxurious. Moisturizing without appearing heavy. It sits comfortably on the lips. I love the tints. I love the bit of shine it gives. I love the SPF.
The cons, obviously is the price and the fact that it is so soft that it melts so easily. So I have not taking it out of my room. Even so the Rose one melts. It is just not something you can bring out in your purse. So that’s a big downside.

Yes I will repurchase. I want all of them but I’m still searching for the cheapest way to buy them.

The less luxurious dupe will be Maybelline baby lips color in Berry Crush.

Sulwhasoo Timetreasure Kit

Sulwhasoo is a Korean beauty brand and I am really late in jumping into the bandwagon. A year or two or three ago, Sulwhasoo is a brand that Asian beauty bloggers rave about. I guess it was because of the K-pop raves and the fact that Sulwhasoo is finally available in Singapore. Personally I don’t know much about the brand, and this was given to my mom who gave it to me. There are phrases like:

To balance yin and yang energies.
Finest blend of devotion, wisdom and modern science.
Traditional Korean herbs.

It just sounds so wholesome and I am really excited to try them.

So there are 5 items in this kit, which are all the product of the timetreasure line. There is also a brochure describing each item and how to use them.
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I will talk about the product according to the steps it was meant to be applied. By the way, these can be applied for both morning and night.

Timetreasure Perfecting Water [20ml]
This suppose to absorb quickly and leave the skin smooth for hydration to the deepest layer of skin. I am suppose to use my fingers to gently spread across the face. But I find that I always pour more than intended on my palm. I am not sure if full size’s packaging will be better, but this is just too messy for me. Cause the water appears milky, and it’s sticky. Yes, it do absorbs into the skin eventually, but still sticky.

Timetreasure Perfecting Emulsion [20ml]
This is the opposite from the water. I have to tap the bottle to get the product out. It’s still liquidly, but it is harder to apply on the skin. It doesn’t just blend as easily. I tried, and it is cause of the water. If apply these on bare skin, it will quite a breeze. Anyway, this isotope promote a soft glow while simultaneously refining skin texture.

Timetreasure Renovating Serum [5ml]
For 5ml, the bottle is the biggest, but it has a pump, quite cool. Anyway this is to restore skin vitality, promoting youthful looking skin and effectively diminishes signs of aging. Now who doesn’t want that?
This is a thicker consistency than the emulsion. But it is easier to blend. Plus it feels really nice on my palms. It will make one very expensive hand cream. The scent is also not as strong as the others.

Timetreasure Renovating Eye Cream [3ml]
This suppose to help improve skin defense and reduce puffiness. Plus helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkle. I think a lot of eye cream says that, but this really helps to reduce my puffy eyes. It is quite light when applied which is nice. However the price will make you think twice.

Timetreasure Renovating Cream [8ml]
Lastly, this is to promote youthful healthy looking skin. This appear quite light, but it is actually very thick when applied.

Timetreasure line smells really herbal like. It’s like walking into a salon, or a traditional medicine shop. I said salon, cause that’s what it associate me with whenever I apply these. Like those really strong hair tonic scent. You kind of get used to the scent.
Personally I feel that these are better on mature skin or anyone with dryer skin. After all the 5 steps, my face is just so oily and feels really heavy. I know anti-aging product are meant for more mature skin, that’s why the stuff are more moisturizing and rich. But I don’t really have a problem with them. I guess I do now, cause it is the whole skincare routine, like it is too much for me.
Among the five, my favorite got to be the serum. It is the nicest to apply on. However the cream is the one that you can feel that your face is being tighter, even on my first application. So you really can tell how awesome it is. But obviously look at the price.

Sulwhasoo Timetreasure Line (Oct 2013)
Timetreasure Perfecting Water 125ml/SGD130
Timetreasure Perfecting Emulsion 125ml/SGD150
Timetreasure Renovating Serum 50ml/SGD370
Timetreasure Renovating Eye Cream 25ml/SGD310
Timetreasure Renovating Cream 60ml/SGD498
*taken from A Blissful Living.

So yes Sulwhasoo is a brand that you can’t mess around with. Sure they have a range of products with different price point, and I happen to try their more if not most expensive line, but it is quite on the pricier side. Well, as compared to Korean brands like Thefaceshop. But it is just average comparing to other well known skincare brands.

MUA Glitter Eyeliner

Not gonna lie, I am still bad at using eyeliner. Doesn’t stop me though. This is the glitter liquid eyeliner. It is fun to use for a night out. It just gives that extra bling on your eye makeup. I especially love the gold. The black is just a black as the sparkle doesn’t shine as bright. It twinkles when it catches the light but it just appear mostly black.
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It applies easily, takes a few second to dry out. Then you are good.
Will repurchase? Probably.
In other color? I kind of want them all.

RT Blush Brush

I love blush brush most among others. I always picture them, fluffy and soft and easy to clean. At least easier than powder brushes. But of course quality of brushes is something you have to try it yourself to believe it. The thing about brush is that it can look a certain way, but when you touch it, it is just different. So far I don’t have any problem with Real Techniques. I really like them.
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The blush brush is a doom shape which can be used a few different ways. I usually use the tip for a light dip of color or as a highlight, or use the side for a wider dimension. I usually like to use this a contour brush or a powder brush. It is really multi-purpose, like most brushes can be. I can’t say it is my favorite blush brush, but it I’ll be looking for it when it goes missing.

Essence Maximum Definition Volume Mascara

I want a mascara that doesn’t clump on me. So I got this in hope that it won’t. It claimed that it won’t. And yea it won’t as long as I don’t use more than one coat. Two coats still alright, but some lashes will appear more close to each other than one coat will gives. But with two coats, you can see volume. This is a really wet mascara. So I am still hoping that it will eventually dry out. It is quite messy though. It just go over my lids, no matter how careful I am at applying. Another bad thing is that it will smudge and run off eventually. It isn’t a waterproof mascara so that’s that. Another but is that it is not easy to remove.
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It has a rubber bristle.
Will repurchase? No.

Barry M Creme Lipstick

I love the packaging of this. It’s rubbery like NARS. It is also quite small and compact. This is in the shade 147. A pretty peachy color. The perfect summer color in my opinion. Sadly I just can’t pull it off. I find that the color doesn’t suit me. The formula is alright, creamy, pigmented. You kind of have to scrub your lips before using this. For some reason it appears quite patchy on the lips. And despite the beautiful swatched, it still allow my pigmented lips to show through, so I think this will be better on people who have less pigmentation on the lips.
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A real pity, and how I wish I have more lipstick shades to try on.

Kaolin Clay Detoxifying Facial Mask

michael toddUgh, I look weird in this photo. It is like my forehead sunk.

Anyway, I’ve been trying out the Kaolin Clay Detoxifying Facial Mask from Michael Todd. It said to be extra absorbent for oily, combination and acne-prone skin. So I think this mask is perfect for me.

It has quite a weird smell. I cant put my finger on what scent it is, but it is not revolting, just not pleasant either. The texture is quite like a gel. So it is nice to put on all over the face. It is quite translucent and thin, doesn’t irritate my skin.

It says to put on for 10-15 minutes, but I find that only after 15 minutes or so, it started to harden. I will then find it hard to smile, which of course I will, as I just like to see the mask cracking. Therefore I will leave the mask on longer than the stated timing.

Washing out the mask is quite a tedious work. I use warm water to wash off. It will get all soft and leathery like a facial wash. I then have to keep rubbing my hands around for awhile for it to be gone. It takes time, but it’s worth. My face will be so soft after. It’s just so “bouncy” like those facial wash commercials; the way they demonstrated the softness of their face.

So I really like the after effect. Therefore, I will recommend this mask to anyone with oily or combination skin.

Bi-White Med Whitening Replumpling Gel Cream

This doesn’t smell as bad as the essence. Plus it is in a gel form so that is nice. It is absorb into the skin upon application and doesn’t leave my skin too oily. So yes I do love gel formula. However this kind of irritate my skin. I never thought my skin to be the sensitive type. But after trying out a lot of brand and a lot of products actually do break me out, now I believe I have sensitive skin. Well at least mostly towards whitening products.
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So ya, a nice gel texture cream, I will recommend for anyone without sensitive skin.

EverStrong Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner

A set for thinning hair. I don’t love it but I don’t hate it. I find that this get used up pretty quickly.
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Shampoo smells of rosemary. Conditioner smells of mint. I love it. Even though the conditioner has rosemary in it too, but the mint scent is strong. I really like how refreshing it is. Just wakes me up. My hair smells good. Shampoo lathers pretty well. Last me a day too. As for my hair dropping? Doesn’t do anything to help it.
I like conditioner better cause of the scent. So if I were to choose, I choose the conditioner over the shampoo. But seriously conditioner just helps smooth my hair and doesn’t do anything else. And it the first place my hair is already quite smooth on its own.

Will repurchase? Ya.