bdb Brow Powder – Taupe

I need a brow powder to replace my Catrice eyebrow set. I used to wear only brown shade a sit looks better on me. This year, I only use grey ones as it looks better on me now. Brown is way too light. I almost finished off the lighter shade of the Catrice one. So I really need a powder that is of the same shade. I bought this on a whim and I’m so thankful it works. The taupe is rather light too even though on the pan itself, it looks rather deep. 

So this works well to my advantage as I’m looking for a taupe shade but not overly deep. It shades the brows quite well. I just have to be steady on brushing through the hair. This last longer than the Catrice, so it’s much better. But of course this cost me $28 while the drugstore product is less than $7. I prefer this also cause its not powdery. Catrice has lots of fallout. So that’s the big difference. 

Oh well, I think I found my brow powder for now until my brows decided it won’t suit taupe. So this better last till forever. 

First Impression: Sephora Shea Lip Mask

I am loving lip masks. I had to try Sephora’s one. I got the Shea lip mask. It’s alright. It’s one side gel like, the other side is just a clothe like. So it’s not as fun as Pure Smile Choosy lip mask which is just full-on gel mask. There’s a slit in the centre which is not a straight slit. So it’s quite weird to me. It is suppose to help you in a way? Like so you can get a drink or talk? So ya, a bit weird. 

The only think I feel that this is worth purchasing is that after, my lips feel very moisturised. It helps with the chapped lips. So it does work. I feel with extreme dry lips, you use this for 2/3 days, and I’m sure your lips are back to normal. So yah, for $4 it’s not bad. 

Yes To Primrose Oil Facial Wipes

So this is exciting cause it’s different from the rest of the Yes To wipes. This is a 2-in-1 cleansing + moisturising facial wipes. It’s suitable for sensitive skin as its suppose to be calming and soothing and help with redness. This is also slightly more expensive as compare to the rest. To me, it has a weird scent. I Guess it’s the primrose scent, but I don’t like it. 

I think this kind of break me out. It just feels not right on my skin. Seriously, I wouldn’t know exactly what’s the real reason my skin break out. But it just feels like this is the culprit. It’s an ok wipe. It removes surface makeup rather well. It’s not too wet, so it’s fine for a normal average makeup face. If your face is heavy with makeup, then one sheet will not be enough. Still, using a proper makeup remover will be better. If not, just get the tomatoes wipes which is a better option. 

S&G Calm One Calm All Bubbling Bath Soak

Well this is meant for bubble bath, but I used it as a shower gel. It’s nice cause it’s just so foamy. But I feel the scent is lacking. It’s alright when you are using it but once you rinse it off, it’s gone. I guess if used as bubble bath, it will linger better. Cause with the mix of water, it should stick on the skin better. 

Origins GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturiser 

This is quite nice. I never notice the scent until I use this in an enclosed place. The hotel bathroom was rather small. So when I use this, the scent of mandarin is quite strong. Reason it’s mandarin is cause the packaging is orange so it just to me smells of oranges. So it really is an energy boosting moisturiser. 

It’s quite a thin moisturiser, and it sinks into the skin nicely. Only around my nose area will get oily by the end of the day. So a midday touch up is necessary. But it’s quite nice to use this. I wouldn’t buy the full size cause this is not meant for oily skin. 

Lock-it Concealer

I got the colour medium warm which seems to be rather light on me. But for under the eyes, the shade is actually good. It’s slightly yellow, brightening, quite pigmented but not cakey. It’s a good colour. The wand is quite big, but it grab so little product. So it sort of force me to use little concealer. If I want a proper full face makeup, I will have to dip the wand again for the other side of my face. 

Most of the time, I only used whatever amount was on the wand. It’s such a full coverage that the little amount is enough. I don’t love it, but it’s good enough for me. 

For $40, I don’t think I will repurchase. 

Nars Audacious Lipstick – Anita

I just had to try this formula. Like everyone said, I do end up liking the magnetic cap. It just makes me feel so secure, plus it’s easy to close the lipstick. After much thoughts, I decided on the shade Anita. It’s a pretty mauve shade. Pretty much, all the lip colour I’m wearing these days. 

Anita is super pigmented. The formula is a creme, very smooth to apply, just one coat is needed. It slightly covers my chapped lips, but closed up, I can still see it. It’s comfortable to a point that I forgot I had it on. I happen to pass by a mirror and my face looks rather bright. My lips look good and that’s when I remembered I used this lipstick. It just gives a nice colour to my face. I like it. 

I bought this at $46, so not exactly cheap. But I feel nowadays, lipsticks are around the $36 -$50 price point. As long as I enjoy using it, I still can closed my eyes on the price tag. 

Lazy & Easy All Kill Sheet


This is 2 step product. Step 1 is the cleansing tissue. It’s such a wet sheet. Feels a lot like wet tissue drenched in water. It’s good cause it is wet that it’s easy to remove your make up. But it just makes your face wet after. They say to use the mask after that. I have to wait a while for my face to dry up. I naturally air dry it. 

Step 2 is the all-in-one sheet mask. It’s a very thin mask. I made a mistake of adjusting the mask. It touched my eyes and it hurts. The essence is not for around the eyes. With the eye holes being rather small.. Ugh, I shuddered to think of the essence dropping down on to my eyes. 

Anyway, the mask itself is quite cooling. It’s moisturing and actually quite comfortable on the face. It’s best to just close your eyes and lie down using this. 

In the end, people buy this cause of lazy egg. The mask is just too cute. And it will be a great gift for anyone. It states on the packaging that it can only be sold in Korea, but this was bought in Hongkong. Doesn’t really matter to me. The mask is just cute and will make anyone receiving this happy. 

CdP Gentle Balancing Toner

This is quite fine actually. It’s light and gentle. It doesn’t break me out. It’s not too heavy but it can be used for cold dry weather. It gives your skin a little hydration. So it’s nice. It’s refreshing. I wouldn’t buy the full size. I don’t see the point, but it’s nice to have samples. 

I Love My Shu Shu Palette

This is a 2015 limited edition palette from Shu Uemura. It cost Us$69, so it’s rather pricey. I was given this and kept this in the box until a month a guy. So I’ve been playing with it for awhile now and it’s not something I would use. It’s just too colourful for me. I like the pigments on the shadows, but the colour is just not me. It has 2 great purple shadows, and a gorgeous deep forest shade but I feel that you still need a nuetral palette to complete a look. And there’s a light pink highlight, which is darker on the pan. 

The blush is a nice pink. Very pigmented too. It’s wearable so that’s good. It’s a fun palette. Definitely good to bring out for summer fun. Plus they do last well on the face. But yah, it’s just not my cup of tea.