Sephora Rouge Balm – B02 Intense Rose

I wished I had gotten another colour. This looks innocent enough. But when you swatch it, it us actually a bright barbie pink. I actually love the colour on the tube, but didn’t really expect it to be so bright.

The texture is quite nice. Much like the Maybelline baby lips. It is slightly softer, prone to chipping. Not sure if the temperature is too hot or the product is too soft. It also cost $19 which is rather expensive in my opinion. Granted, I bought it at $13, still on the pricier side I’d say.

Moisturising wise, it is alright. Not say super good. But it is average. So for $19, it is not worth the value.


Creme De Rose

Years ago, the people declare this as the best lip balm out there. Every time I pass by a Dior counter, I will be looking for this. Singapore, there is only the tube and the apricot pot lip balm. When my bro went to Boston, I asked him to buy this for me. So I finally managed to get my hands on the luxurious plastic pot of rose scented lip balm. 

To say it is the best, I have no comment. It’s not like it’s bad but for the price, US$30, it’s not that wow. It just lack the factor. I guess I was expecting miracles. It’s a good balm, use this for 2 days straight, you’ll have the softest crack-free lips; at least that is how it is on me. A day used helps, but consistent usage helps a lot more. I am talking when I have major dry lip here. 

So yeah, if you can get this easily at a discount, it’s worth a try. With 7.2g, it can last a Long time after all. So it will be quite worth. On the other hand, you have to use your finger applying this and there are just so many cheaper lip balm that is as good. My conclusion, this is a good kind of gift to give to female friends, cousins, colleagues, sisters, aunts, moms, anyone who love roses, etc. 

Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina Travel Set

It’s nice when people travel taking business class to a long distance country, and they do not want the free goodies. So it will be pass down to me instead. This one is like for 2015/2016 cause I know now Ferragamo came out with the new perfume (Signoria Eleganza) which I am happened to have a set too. 

Signorina, a lovely and chic Italian name that literally means young woman. Stylish, truly Italian, fresh and full of life.

The bright fizzy notes of currant spiced by fresh pink pepper bring their joyful, cheeky character to green notes. A generous dewy floral heart is composed of elegant jasmine, pink peony and rose. Spontaneous and delicate sweetness of pannacotta together with soft musks and intriguing woody patchouli notes offer a racy Italian elegance and an unexpected addictiveness.

I like it. It’s a nice scent. Feminine. Gentle. But the first spray is quite strong. It’s just that the scent is rather on the soft side. It’s perfect for daily and morning when you don’t have a plan. 

The hand lotion is alright. The scent is there. But I just don’t really like it. I guess it’s travel size but it’s still not small enough. Cause this is kind of chubby. The lotion also doesn’t take fast to sink in. But it’s alright especially when you are on the plane. 

The lip balm is a white balm. It’s the same as the Attimo one. I guess it’s just something you can use on the plane without drying your lips. I don’t like it and the scent wasn’t there. But I can imagine if your are up there in the cabin without a balm. You will be fine with having this. 

Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment – Poppy

I love Fresh lip balm and poppy is such a beautiful plum colour. But I still prefer the full size of this. It’s just better on application. Plus when this go soft, it breaks off easily. It doesn’t melt but it became too fragile to use. So that’s really the downside of this. It’s Singapore after all, so this will easily melt. And mine melted even when all I did is put this in my room, away from sunlight. The weather is just that bad. But oh well, it’s still a very beautiful product and shade. 

Jack Black Lip Balm – Black Tea

I’ve been wanting to try this since people kept saying how good this lip balm is. It’s basically targeted for men, but I feel more female use them. It has a SPF25 and this is with the black tea. It doesn’t has any scent of tea. It’s just a clear gel. I feel like this is the same as every other balm that comes in this packaging. 

It’s good but ya rather normal. So yes, it’s just a balm. I always feel that this is better for night time. But then, it has SPF. So I don’t know if it’s good to use this for night time. Oh well. 

Les Merveilleuses Laduree Makeup Coffret 3

Not exactly the prettiest picture I want to showcase the brand, but this just have to do cause I’m just too excited and I want to share this ASAP. All the products are made in Japan, except for the makeup bag. But the bag is so soft. The pink paper that wrap the products are also very solid and it’s just good quality. But the products are made of plastic and rubber plastic kind, so they don’t feel expensive at all. I was hoping for better actually. Especially since they’re not cheap. But as a gift, I am overjoyed. As I been wanting to try this brand forever.

The tinted lipbalm is a nice shade of rosy pink. It looks more red actually. The balm is very solid. It’s quite hard to actually apply. I have to keep going over the balm. It just doesn’t seem to melt under my finger. So I have to dip my finger like about 5 times to get the balm on my lips.

The blush comes in a cute packaging. It’s plastic, so it doesn’t feel as grand. I was hoping to put this on my drawer, but it’s not as wow as I thought it would be. The colour is also too pale for a statement piece. As a collection, it’s really pretty. On its own, not too outstanding. The shade in the kit is 104 which is a really gorgeous pink. The colour is more of a blue undertone pink. It is not a matte blush. It’s actually very subtle if you only use a light hand. But when you go over it a few time, the colour show up more. 

The eye color duo is in 102,  a silver and black shadows. It’s in a suede rubber like packaging. Nice to touch but I was hoping for better. It just doesn’t feel expensive. And the price I’m sure is. The black is a bit patchy. But the kids, they are fine. They are quite subtle. So you can get a light wash of colour or keep going over it for a more pigmented look. 

Overall, I feel that it’s just a cute novelty brand. The quality is fine not fantastic for the price. They are pretty to have, but not exactly a makeup lover dream. 

erborian Lip Balm

This is a tiny size pot that is hard to dip my fingers in. It will be better for people without nails. Anyway, it is quite solid, but also very oily. So once you touch it, it sort of melt under the warm of your fingers. 

Its oiliness allow it to smooth over the lips really nicely. So it’s quite “shiny” which is not something most people who do not like makeup will like. I find it quite comfortable on the lips. Moisturising. I just don’t really like the scent. It has a bit of weirdness to it. But it’s quite faint. 

So I just don’t like the little pot. But it’s quite ok. 

thisworks Energy Bank Tinted Lips

The first time I tried this, it was super sticky. It’s a clear gloss. I guess it’s suppose to be a balm, but it’s sticky so it feels more like a gloss. And as it was shiny too. I was waiting for it to turn my lips into some natural shade. I thought as it claimed to be a natural lip colour that it will be those natural changing lip colour. But I was wrong. 

Then I happened to squeeze a lot out to take picture for this blog. Who knows suddenly the clear gloss turns to some reddish colour. I tried shaking the product, nothing. Now I know why it’s on sale. The product must have seperated. But behold a red tinted balm. It’s more of a brownish red. When apply it’s actually quite sheer. It’s no longer sticky. So I mean it’s not bad. A good topper. Or if want a bit of gloss but don’t want to use lip gloss, this will be good. 

After the sale, this cost me $15.90. So it’s really pricey. But it’s quite nice for a colour balm, cause it not sticky but it looks like a gloss. So I wouldn’t repurchase. 

Avene High Protection Lip Balm

This is a very nice balm. It’s definitely nicer than the cold cream lip balm. I got this purely for the SPF30. It’s very smooth and glide easily. It’s not overly oily and not sticky. It’s thin enough to use as a base. It’s glossy enough to use on its on. So really quite versatile. I really do like it. 

Lucas’ Papaw Ointment

The one thing I wanted from Aussie is this. I think I got this for about $6 less from Priceline. There are just so much papaw ointment around. Some in tube, like this, some in jar, some is specially for lips and some in different flavors or something. I just get this as it should be the original. I never expect it to be so many. 

My lips have been so chapped, it’s crazy. So I used this. And I can tell that this help. Not on the first night, cause the next day my lips are better but still slightly dry. The next night I apply this again before I sleep, and I woke up with brand new lips. It’s so good. 

It’s just the scent. You just have to get used to it. It’s a fermented scent. So just really have to get used to it.