Colourpop Foxy 

I wanted to try Colourpop so badly. Wanted to make a purchase when they finally shipped international. But it’s still expensive. So I happened to see my junk mail one day, and just nice they had free international shipping. So I bought a few stuff. 

This is the Foxy Mini Ultra Matte Lip Collection. I never expect it to be so small. It’s about half a pen size. It suit me just fine actually. It’s a good way to try out different colour. Plus small is better as its tiny and fit into the bag much better. This is US$18, so with the bank rate, about SG$5.10 a tube. 

The wand is a normal doe foot applicator. It is the most common of applicator so no comment. Usually I need to dip the wand again to get a fully opaque lips. It’s a pigmented liquid lipstick, but a second coat just covers the corners and gives a better coverage. 

The shade More better is a dark magenta shade. It’s hard to get a clean line for this. I like that it’s a deep shade but it will still brighten up the face. 

Creeper is a very bright red. But once it turn matte, it became much better. I feel that it’s a nice orange tone red that will brighten up your complexion. 

Beeper is a pinkish nude. Actually it’s just a nude, but it has a pink undertone. It’s ok on me. 

Clueless is surprising very dark. I expect it to be a brighter shade. As in a bright mauve. This is quite dark on me. As in the colour get wash away. So it’s not so nice on me. But this is quite an easy shade to use. The colour doesn’t run around as much. 

Tulle is one the hardest to apply. I guess cause it’s such a deep dark shade, that you have to really be careful applying this. And this definitely need 2 coats. It’s a very nice colour when swatched but on my lips, it’s just very vamp. And it’s not good to eat when using this. Cause the colour will run off, but some will still linger on certain area on the lips. Not pretty. 

So overall, it’s a good kit. The liquid lipstick is nice. It glides on easy and will turn matte. It transfer slightly but can almost say that it won’t. Not extremely drying. Can feel that the product is on the lips, but it’s comfortable. Some shades need to use lipliner, but as long as you gently draw on the lips, it should be fine. 

Ya, colourpop is an affordable brand and I pretty much want every shade on the web. I shall try the lippie stix next. 


IT Cosmetics CC+

Yay to free stuff! Heard so much good thing about this, so I just have to try this. I got the shade medium. It’s quite a good match on me. It’s not exactly a full coverage cc cream, but it helps brighten the face a bit. I still have to use concealers on my undereye and big spots. If not, don’t need to really use concealer. 

It’s still thick on me I feel. On my face, it will turn quite oily eventually. But it’s alright. To me it’s nothing amazing. I don’t really understand why people say it is. But despite it all, it feels light on the skin. So yah, I wouldn’t repurchase, but I’m glad to have the sample to try. 

First Impression: Blanc Expert Ultimate Whitening Bio-Cellulose Mask

There really is a difference between expensive and those $2/3 masks. This feels really good on the skin. It’s the jelly gel type on one side. The mask is sandwiched between two netting. So you have to peel off one net then slowly from the chin area pat it into the skin. Once the mask stay on the face, peel off the remaining layer of the netting. It’s very fun to do. Plus the gel side once on the face, feels really good. So it’s just nice. 

Without aircon, this feels cooling on the face. It has a light Blanc expert scent. I like that I only have to leave this for only 10 mins. It’s also very moisturising and not sticky. It suppose to give me radiance, but I don’t really see it. But oh well, it’s a really nice mask. 

Jelly Pot – M04 Biscotti

A bit regret getting this shade. I think this is more of the matte shade. The shimmery ones are so much more even and pigmented. I tried it in the store when it didn’t dry out. But I wanted something a bit more wearable day to day. Biscotti is a peachy nude shade. It’s actually quite nice when it can be even on the lid. The colour is kind of patchy. 

I do like the texture. The formula is quite gel like but with this shade, it seems like it will dissappear any moment. Which it sort of did cause the colour is really close to skin tone. 

This will set quite fast. So it’s advisable to do one side at a time. Once it set, it won’t budge. Which is really good. But Biscotti is a bit hard to see. At the end of the day, I can see the slight peachy tone on my lid. But that’s about it. So in the end, I think it will be better to get other darker shades. 

MUFE HD Concealer

It’s hard trying to find my shade. I finally decide on shade 330. It’s not an exact match, but it works. It’s slightly brightening. Cause the colour is more yellow tone. It’s a thick concealer, that takes awhile to warm up. Once it’s warm, it blends easily. It’s a medium coverage. Doesn’t really covers as well as I hope it will, but it’s alright. 

I bought this cause of the pacakaging. I actually like the packaging. It’s a rubber tip, and you have to twist the bottom for the product to dispense. In theory, it’s a good idea. But reality? The product always jam. It doesn’t dispense until I bend the rubber tip forward. By then, a lot of product has build up and a lot will flow out. 

So it’s a regret buying this. The concealer itself is alright, but I buy this cause of the pacakaging. This is more expensive and is only 1.5ml. They do not have this anymore. They have change he pacakieyinh into the skinny tube. Haven’t try that, so I don’t know if it’s the same product or not. Nonetheless, I still use this. Cause even though it’s not a full coverage, this being slightly lighter than my skin tone, it makes my face wonderfully brighter. So it just makes my skin look quite awake and fresh. So at least there is something good about this in the end. 

What’s In My Shower

They say that 80% of people in Singapore stay in HDB (public housing). My mom’s house is under the old layout which only has 1 bathroom. Basically it is 2. One for shower, the other is the toilet. There are 5 of us trying to use the shower daily. Thankfully, we have different schedule, so we never have to fight for the shower. We also have 4 “shelf” area where we put the shampoo and soap on. And 1 shelf is specially for me. While the rest sort of share shower gel and shampoo, I tend to have my own. The rest of the shelves consist of 1) shampoo (general, bro, sis), shower gel, 2) facial wash (mom, sis, bro), eczema soap, conditioner and 3) shower cap, mini toiletries, etc.

When it comes to my shelf, I have 9 item squeeze into the tiny space. Plus the conditioner which I usually share with my sis therefore it wont be on my shelf. Here are the item I am using at the moment.
I am in between shampoos. I am usually either using Avalon Organics thickening shampoo or Naturvital hair loss shampoo. Or maybe some Klorane. So it really depend. 

2. Clarifying shampoo

I’ve been using this Avalon Organics Clarifying Lemon Shampoo for a while, and I really mean a while. I just cant seem to finish this up. I hardly use this as I don’t think this is as good. I try to use this once a week, but will be more if I took a late shower, cause I have no confidence in my oily hair. So this is just good for a day.

3. Hair mask/treatment
I tend to use more hair mask than conditioner. It is much thicker and I don’t have to use as much.

I like this. It’s thick and a little is all you need to make your hair extra smooth. I used it once and after for 3 days straight I don’t use any conditioner. My hair is still very smooth. I was so impressed. In term of strengthening, well I’m not really sure how good it is. But it’s really nice for tangle free hair for days. It’s also not that expensive.

I don’t like the shampoo and conditioner as much. Cause you really have to use a lot of it. But this one is much better.

4. Shower gel

I am not so fussy when it comes to shower gel, but I do love fruity scented shower gel. About 70% of the time, I am using TBS or Sephora. This time I have the mango creamy body wash from Sephora. This smells so much like mango pudding. It’s very creamy and foam up nicely. It doesn’t give crazy foam, but it’s nice on the body. It’s moisturising and doesn’t leave your skin feeling dry. I really like it. 

5. Body scrub

This is the honey body scrub. I just cant get over the scent of TBS honey. its just so sweet and lovely. I really do love most of the scents from TBS and I just cant get over them. Bought this on sale, if not I will prefer to use the squeeze tube one which is for daily use. The tub one is to be used once or twice a week only as it is more abrasive. 

6. Face wash

I’m not sure if I like this. It is quite watery. It has this scent that I can’t describe but it just feels organic and westernise herbal. Yea it doesn’t make sense, but that is that. I am not sure if this is the reason pimple kept popping out. In term of cleansing, this do great. It feels like it strip off moisture, yet it doesn’t leave your skin dry. 

7. Facial scrub

This is TheFaceShop Flebeaute White Crystal Diamond Peeling. It’s not exactly a facial scrub, but I guess you can consider it as one. You can use it on a dry face or a wet one. It is so lovely on the face regardless. It foam up well. So on dry face, you use this in circular motion for about 1 minute, then you rinse it. It feels good on the face. And after you rinse off, your fave just feels super clean. With a wet face, this is less abrasive. But still function he same. 

8. Hygiene wash

I use the travel size one. Especially for the brand Lactacyd, I will buy the 60ml at $2 cause ml by ml comparing to the full size, this is much cheaper. I pretty much tried all the different variants they have, and I like the original best. I am not so choosy on the brand I use. But not everything works well for me. The yellow bottle of Lactacyd is a no for me. 

9. Shaver

I will have a razor in the shower. This will be for my legs. I shave like every 2-3days. This one is the 3 blades one. The refills are not as expensive as the 4 or 5 blades. But I buy them on sale anyway. I know you are suppose to throw away the blade after like a few uses, but I will only throw it away if I feel that it’s no longer sharp. And that is a personal feel. But ya, I prefer guy shaver as they are slightly cheaper. And I use conditioner to lather up, so no problem there. 

So those are the things I usually have in my bathroom. Different brand, but same function. I wish we can have bath tubs in HDB. I want to use Lush bombs so badly. Oh well, we can’t have everything. 

Sigma Kabuki Brushes

There was the choice of getting the 4 set or the 5. The fifth brush was the flag angle kabuki. I have about these brushes for about 4 years plus now. And they are well loved. Some more than others. F80 Flat Kabuki is my fav. I’ve used it the most until I can’t get rid of the foundation stain. I abuse it quite thoroughly, but it still manage to keep it shape. It’s soft and fluffy. Very dense, but airy. It’s just more flexible than the rest. While I can use my fingers to make it out of shape, it can also be fix easily. 

F82 Round Kabuki is a rounded top brush. Similar to F80, but it’s just slightly more dense. Cause this one is not able to spread out as much. I like it, but I tend to grab the F80 more, cause I already stain it. 

F84 Angled Kabuki as the name suggest is basically the angles version of the F82. It is thinner, not as round. But I can fan it out also. I can use this for contouring. Or even as a blush brush when the pigment is quite light. 

F84 Tampered Kabuki is a giant concealer brush. At least that’s how I use this for most of the time. I also will set my undereye with this. I guess I like the pointy brush a it will sit nicely onto the corner of the under eye. It’s very soft and fluffy and dense that it is gentle on the skin. 

I really do like all the brushes. They are all of good quality. Doesn’t shed when washed. The only complain I have will be I can’t seem to washed it clean. Maybe it’s my cleaning or my soap. But I used all kind of methods trying to get rid of the foundation stain. Nothing works. 

Anyway, these are buffing brushes. So it really depend on what kind of foundation I’m using, it will gives me different result. I guess it’s the foundation. Where there will be streak, I will tend to use my hand. That time, I don’t have a beauty blender to apply. So actually the fingers is still the best way to blend foundation. But on days when everything feels right, these works wonder and just give a polish finish. I like them either way. At least it’s gentle on the face. 

If you don’t have one and want to try one. I think anyone of them is fine. You don’t really have to have all. It’s all roughly the same. 

Vivo Matte Lipsticks 

I love looking through my folders and finding things like this I’ve yet noted. So these are suppose to be the matte version. The packaging has the matte feel, but the lipstick is totally not. I got one in Naturally Nude which is surprisingly alright on me. It is real pretty over a pink/red lipliner. 

Wow Pink is a real Barbie pink. Very magenta blue tone pink. I look so fake using this. 

As you can see the lipsticks are not that good. It shows every dryness there is. It also feels quite cheap. It won’t last long and I’ll say this is the kind of lipsticks you’ll give to 5 years old to play with. It’s a pity though cause it swatched real nice. 

First Impression: My Beauty Diary Black Mask

It’s just very cool having a mask that is black. This also covers the neck. So it’s quite nice. It also seems to be on a smaller side so it quite fit my face. But I feel like it’s not even. 

I like that it’s moisturising. Once I remove this, my face feels quite sticky. And in the morning, I am left with a few extra spots. So it should be coming from this. Such a pity. I don’t dare to use a second time. 

FOB Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Eye Cream

I have no opinion on this cream. It doesn’t help with puffiness or dark undereye. Then again it doesn’t claim that it will. All I know is that this give me the moisture my skin need. Which is not something I really need. But I guess this is nice cause it’s a nozzle. So it will not disperse a lot of product.