theBalm Cosmetics: Hot Mama Blush & Mary-Lou Manizer Review & Swatches

Hello lovelies! I wanted to kickstart this new year with a product review on theBalm Cosmetics. I personally was enthralled by the unique packaging that theBalm’s products has and it sort of reminds me of Benefit Cosmetics as well.

Here’s the Hot Mama Blush with literally, a hot sexy mama on the front cover! What I like about this packaging is that the cardboard is really lightweight and it’s easy for travelling. Just pop it into your pouch and you’re good to go! Hot Mama retails for S$29.90 at Sasa stores islandwide but I got it for only S$22 at the introductory discount!

When opened, there’s a little mirror followed by the blush! I think it’s more than a full-sized blush and it can probably last me for years or even my whole lifetime assuming it doesn’t go bad. Anyway, I like that this blush packaging is not like the others in which there is mini brush given because personally, I don’t use the brushes provided in any blushers.

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Happy 2013!

Happy New Year everyone! It’s a brand new year, a leap from 2012. I must say that 2012 had been a really eventful year for me because a whole lot of things changed in my life. I guess 2013 will be a brand new year, a brand new start for me especially in my love life.

Nevertheless, my resolutions for 2013 are:

1. Love myself and those who truly love and care for me.
2. Forgive and forget.
3.Study even harder this semester to attain my desired GPA.
4. Spend more time with my new puppy, Baby Brownie (toy poodle).
5. Organise my room/things regularly.
6. Create new pieces regularly for Threadless Cove Jewelry.

Right, I guess that’ll be all for now!

Stay tuned for a review on theBalm Cosmetics soon! (:

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Sigma Paris Palette: Review & Swatches

It’s been a while since I updated! Today, I am going to review the highly raved Sigma Paris Palette that was released earlier in May this year. I got this a couple of months ago from Smoochiezz which is now called Oouii (I don’t even know how to properly pronounce this). It is a pity that they discontinued Sigma sprees so if you’re interested, you’ll be able to purchase it from Sigma directly. It costs US$59.

 

 The Sigma Paris Palette is a project that’s assigned to 7 amazing beauty gurus on Youtube (frmheadtotoe, xteeener, MakeupByTiffanyD, macNC40, petrilude, xsparkage and DulceCandy87). They were each assigned to a monument in the City of Lights, Paris, to creatively develop their own shade of eyeshadow based on the location. The entire palette is painstakingly contributed by the 7 gurus to cater to a wide range of skintones, including the blushes and brushes!

Without further ado, let’s take a peek inside the palette!

The palette is made of sturdy cardboard and it is absolutely gorgeous! It comes with a booklet containing all the beauty gurus as well as a description of how they came up with their eyeshadow colours based on the monuments assigned.

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It’s Black Friday!

Yet another day of studying.. It’s 11.25PM now and all I hear amidst my quiet room is the incessant pitter-patter from the raindrops outside. Gloomy rain but on the cheery side, it’s BLACK FRIDAY! 😀

Black Friday
The day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. On this day, most major retailers open extremely early and offer promotional sales to kick off the holiday shopping season.

So nevertheless… Here’s some mega awesomeeee Black Friday Sales ONLINE! You get to shop while you’re at home together with all the people in the States!

Urban Decay – It’s just too bad that they don’t directly ship internationally! Rates at MyUS.com are crazy sky high! I’d be paying a lot more for shipping than the products though.

 

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Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette Review & Swatches

It has been a really really busy week with all the studying in school! Power 98 FM had been my study buddy for this entire period and I am really thankful for the good music that they provided me while I was trying to keep awake from the pile of notes!

On a lighter note, here’s a review of the Naked 2 palette from Urban Decay which I received as a present on my 20th birthday this year. I know that this is a pretty late one considering all other beauty bloggers such as Jen from frmheadtotoe.com and Temptalia have already done this last year but nevertheless, here goes!

The palette is available in all Sephora stores in Singapore for S$80 (hefty price tag I know so I’m thankful for my BFFs for this present) and on urbandecay.com and sephora.com for US$50.

The palette comes in a tin-styled container which reminds me of my pencil cases when I was younger and it comes with a mini Lip Junkie in the shade “Naked”. It has this really nice minty smell when I took it out from its plastic box.

This palette comes with a full-sized mirror as compared to the Naked palette. I really love how the palette snaps shut with the “click” sound and it’s great for travelling too! There are 12 different neutral shades in here, a couple of shimmers, glitters, satin-finishes and mattes and a dual-ended brush – the fluffy blending brush for the crease and for blending out colours and a flat shader brush for eyeshadow application.
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