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Sasa Haul!

  
Its almost 3 months since my last post and I apologise for that! I have soooo caught up with work and arranging my papers for my migration. So just a quick update on my life lately, Im finally moving to UK this May and joining my husband for a fresh new start of our married life. Im so so so excited about this and weve gone through so much that we truly deserve to be together!

So since im moving there for good, that means that I would be missing a lot of beauty products from Asia! So while I was in Macau last week, ive picked up a few bits and bobs in Sasa. If you havent been to Hongkong, Macau, China or Singapore, then you surely wont know what it is! Sasa is a beauty store thats sells different kinds of skin care, makeup and basically anything beauty from different brands and countries all over the world! I love going there specially in Macau/Hongkong since it far cheaper than getting it in Singapore.

Sasa is my beauty heaven when im in Macau/Hongkong in the after hours of my business trips. I cant help but swing by and find loads and loads of beauty products that ive been dying to get my hands on and score massive bargain deals!

  
Anyways, on to the haul! As usual, I will pick up a mask brand from Korea called Beyond the Real they have different kinds of masks that can cover every single need you have! it all breaks down to 3 kinds: Moisturizing, Brightening (whitening) and Firming. I normally would get Moisturizing: Hyaluronic Acid but this time Brightening: Multivitamin and Adlay also managed to hope into my basket! In a bargain price of 5 for MOP50 and the quality of these masks; it is just such a great deal! I LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM! Ive been stocking a LOT of masks since its pretty hard to get them in England. I also picked up another popular mask from Taiwan called My Beauty Diary in Rose Whitening, Mexico Cactus and Lemon Vitamin C which I all adore! It costs MOP54/ piece and 3 for MOP154. (Not in the photo)

  
From Korea, i picked up Touch In Sol’s Feel Like Honeymoon Skin Base which is honey textured moisturizing primer that has gold particles. I love this one and makes my skin supple just before i put on my foundation. Discounted price at MOP63.20 from 139.

  
Ah and on to my main mission: Japanese Mascaras and Eyeliner! Ive spotted both Fairydrops Scandalqueen Platinum and Quattro Mascara. Both has the cutest packaging and weirdest wands ive ever seen that comes in 3 – 4 boobles and looks like it would never work but oh dear Lord, theyre amazing!!! I love it so much that I didnt hesitate to buy 2 after trying it! Platinum is waterproof, curls and volumizing with 3 bobbles while Quattro has 4 bobbles which is lengthening and volumizing. to be very honest, ill be buying a few more on my next visit before I leave for UK! its thats good! plus it only cost MOP 110 – 120 which is still so much cheaper than getting it from Culbeauty at GBP18.50! And unfortunately, both mascaras are not available in Singapore.

  
Last but not the least is K-palette 1 day tattoo eyeliner pen. Discounted price at MOP98, this eyeliner is the bomb! Long lasting, jetblack and easy application – nailed it all! Never missed out on getting this when you are in Asia! You can get this in  Sasa Singapore but twice the price.

Well thats it for now! Ive been stocking up so much that im worried with my check-in luggage! lol.

Til the next post!

love,
Louise

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Glowing in Gold with Guerlain

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Recently, Luxasia had their annual mega bazaar sale nearby my office that I couldnt resist but to have a nosey. There were loads of perfume on sale and a bit of skincare but what really and will always get my attention was their small section for makeup which isnt hard to spot because all ladies are flocking and I dont want to exaggerate but were almost gonna eat other just to score a few good deals. So being small that I am, I managed to squeeze my way in and grabbed the stuff that I want to get and in 10 minutes I found myself queueing to pay. Lol.

Here’s all what I got:

Guerlain Parure Gold Rejuvenating Gold Radiance Foundation in Beige Naturel 03

After reading a few other reviews, I found out that this foundation is the most expensive one I have ever come across with a price of £85. OMG. I wouldnt buy it on regular price even though it as gold particles in it that seriously makes my skin look so good and glowy. You know that lit from within gorgeousness that can boost your confidence. It smells good and feels great on skin, never heavy. It has spf15 although the shades are quite tricky because it is generally a shade darker from the normal shade colors we know. I do recommend this but as long as youre willing to spend!

Guerlain Parure De Lumiere Light-Diffusing Foundation Moisture & Comfort in Ambre Clair 32

This is such a luxurious product not just by the way it looks but the way it feels. I was able to try it but I havent opened this one yet but I will soon. It comes in a heavy glass pot cause its a cream with a spatula. I think this shade is light for me but I surely will get away with it by mixing a dark foundation or using a bronzing powder to set on top.

Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons Tailor-made Bronzing Powder in 00 Nude

Such a pretty, pretty bronzer that I couldnt say no! I dont want to touch cause its so pretty! But, eventually I resisted and used it! it has 4 shades in it so you can customized your bronzer shade by just swirling your brush on it. Custom-made bronze goddess, I say.

Guerlain Ombre Eclat I Couleur Eyeshadow in 183 L’instant D’une Caresse

Whatever that means, Im sure it makes me feel like its a shade thats just as pretty as you are naked. Its a naked muted grey-nude that is pretty shimmer. Just so gorgeous!

Guerlain The Eyebrow Pencil in Brun Ideal 01

Not my most favorite among the bunch but ill still give it a few more try. Its an eyebrow pencil with a brush end and sharpener thats included in box. Feels nice and luxurious.

Guerlain Fard Metal Iridiscent Eyeshadow in 01 Cuirve Ora

This is my favorite amongst them all! Its just a gorgeous warm rose gold color loose eyeshadow thats so pigmented and easy to use. Perfect for Fall Winter!

Guerlain Khol Me Kajal The Original Creamy Eyeliner in 01 Noir Volcanique

This is a pure black eyeliner that is so easy to work with. I recommend this and even though its pricey, im sure you wont be disappointed. A very good staple classic.

Guerlain Rouge Exceptional Complete Lip Colour in 15 Galaine

This is the perfect shade of my lips.
I cant believe I found the exact color of my lips in a bullet. So creamy and moisturizing that it goes perfectly with Nyx lipliner in Nude Pink. My current lethal nude combination.

I love almost all of what I got! Its so gorgeous and luxurious at the same time. Here, ive used the Parure Gold Foundation, Lipstick, Eyeliner, Eyebrow Pencil, Eyeshadows and Bronzer.

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Have you tried anything from Guerlain?

love,
Louise

Front Cover New Style Queen Makeup Set

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I always used to think buying makeup sets is not my fave thing to do but until I got this Front Cover Style Queen Makeup Set, I actually took back the idea.

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This kit is consist of the following:

  • 7 baked shimmer mini dome eyeshadows – vanilla ice (ivory), peanut (light pink), cumin (light beige coral),sandstone (light gold), brunette (auburn),grey grey, amber green (light emerald green)
  • 6 full size round matte eyeshadows – peach, garcie grey, jenny wren, brown cork, burnt cork, bodstock black
  • 6 sheer lip glosses – langoustine, Icy pink, singed pink, peru, red moon, brickwall
  • 2 cheek domes (blush/highlighter) – gold-orange-pink, light pink-light yellow-light blue
  • 2 pressed pigments- saddle brown, coal hoal
  • 1 mascara
  • 1 shadowline liquid eyeliner – transforms eyeshadow into eyeliner
  • 1 black eyeliner with smudger
  • Cheek Brush
  • Fluff + Buff Brush
  • Rounded Shader Eye Brush
  • Point + Eye Brush
  • Mini Blender Eye Brush
  • Retractable Lip Brush
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Mini Lash Curler

You do get a lot with this kit plus almost all of it is great. I love the eyeshadows, cheek domes, shadowline, pressed pigments and the brushes. Although the pigmentation of the lipglosses are not amazing. They seem to be more like a very light lip gloss. Id rather use them as cheek stains.

Overall, its good but I wont buy them on regular price of £35., I only got mine for £15. Unfortunately, you cant get it anymore but do watch out for other kits that Front Cover does.

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Do you like makeup kit/sets?

love,

Louise

Urban Decay Shattered Face Case Palette Review

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As part of my birthday haul, I was invited by my friend to go to a Sephora sale last month and I manage to get this… well amongst the few I also picked up. Hehe. So, this retailed at 75SGD last Fall’13 then dropped to 35SGD (as far as I can remember.. sorry!) which I wanted to buy last year but I unfortunately didn’t have the extra dough to do so.

This is a two-tier palette that can almost complete a whole face look. Almost all of the shades are exclusive and is such a great bargain specially if you need it for traveling.

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Tier 1:

Eyeshadows (all exclusive):

  1. Nameless – medium gray brown satin finish
  2. Remix – rich purple shimmer with micro glitter
  3. Shakedown – deep brown gunmetal satin finish
  4. Minor Sin – champagne pink satin finish
  5. Bleach – yellow beige matte

Eyeliner:

  1. Urban Decay Travel Size 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Zero – basic black cream eyeliner pencil

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Tier 2:

Blush (all exclusive):

  1. Overexposed – dusty rose leaning on brown
  2. Temper – soft baby pink

Highlighter (exclusive):

  1. Glint – soft beige pink shimmer

Lips:

  1. Full Size Urban Decay Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in Lovechild – creamy cool pink

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Urban Decay’s eyeshadow pigmentation needs no explanation. Theyre tried and tested and wont let you down. As for the blush, you should have a light hand when applying it or else it’ll pack on and will make you look like a clown. While the highlighter appears to be lighter when applied. As for the lipgloss, I love the texture and doesn’t have a plumping ingredient which I like. The color might look strong but its a flattering pink that is great either day or night shade. Lastly, I wish that they placed in Perversion over Zero, is just that this eyeliner is a basic black while I love blackest black shade.

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Over all I love this palette. This is a great one for me to bring when I travel as well as try more colors which is aside from browns, taupes, and golds. I recommend this although you cant get it anywhere anymore. Alhough, you can still get the eyeliner and lipglosses from Urban Decay.

Till the next post!

love,

Louise

NARS HAUL: Eyes

Hey, guys! Continuing my NARS haul, here are the eye products ive got. I manage to control myself a lot and just picked up colors that I know I would be using a LOT.

Here, I have NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Alhambra. The second set of colors that I love in eyeshadows aside from neutral browns are champagne pink and gold. They are so lovely and pigmented that I just cant say no! You can use this as a highlighter in your inner corners of the eyes or as a lid color instead. These two colors are great specially if your traveling and you need to brighten up you peepers!

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NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Alhambra

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Makeup Look #6: The Fresh Bright Lips

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Hi everyone!
Its midweek and thank God, I had a chance to post one look that I wore just recently. As I promised myself that I would be wearing my lipsticks more often so I can try more lipsticks in my future purchases. This one ive used in this look is a budget buy lipstick from Topshop that can either look a bit nude when worn with dark eyes or a bit bright when worn with just nude flattering eye makeup. I got mine last year when I was in England for £6 and certainly went ogling for what ive saved. Haha! Another bargain buy that i have never mentioned before is this liquid eyeliner from the Philippines from the local brand called Nichido. Oh my god, it is my holy grail with liquid eyeliners. It comes in a small tube with a precise, fine felt brush tip that soaks in the small tube and is super handy to carry around, and costs only U$1!!! How cheap is that? Ive been using it for 2 years now and it was recommended to me by a friend. Each time i fly to Manila, i would always buy like 4 pieces of this. Ive tested it through thick and thin, and it has never failed me. Dries up super fast, doesnt irritate my eyes, and dont smudge even after a long night out clubbing.

Anyways, i hope you guys like it, and let me know what you all think!

love,
Louise

Ive used:
Face:
Primer – Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm in Naked Medium
Foundation – Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup in 4.0 (normal shade), Real Techniques’ Expert Face Brush
Concealer- Becca Complexion Concealer in Butterscotch, Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush
Blusher- NYX powder blush in Dessert Rose, Round Kabuki Brush
Bronzer/ Contouring- Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder, Angled Kabuki Brush & Large Kabuki Brush
Highlighter- Seventeen Instant Glow Shimmer Bricks, Real Techniques’ Foundation Brush
Powder- DHC Q10 Moisture Care Pressed Powder, Angled Kabuki Brush

Eyes:
Brows- 17 Brow’s That! Brow Kit, Spool Brush & Small Angled Brush
Eyeshadow Primer- Paul & Joe eyelid primer in 02
Eyeshadows- Bourjois Delice Bronzing Poudre on lids and crease, Seventeen Mono Eyeshadow pot in FunFair layered on my lids, NYX jumbo pencil in White (base), Seventeen Instant Glow Shimmer Bricks lightest shade on browbone, Topshop Eyeshadow Quad in Atmosphere using golden shade on the inner corners of the eyes. MAC 217 Blending Brush, Real Techniques’ Deluxe Crease Brush, Eyeshadow Brush
Mascara- Seventeen VaVaVoom mascara in Black
Eyeliner- Nichido Liquid Eyeliner

Lips:
Lipstick- Topshop Lips lipstick in Beehive

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