Saturday, March 31, 2012

FOTD at the airport

After food
We went out to Terminal 3 for lunch on Sunday. This is the look I did.

GA Fluid Master primer
Shiseido Perfect Refining Foundation in B20 Natural Light Beige (trying this out for the first time)
GA Luminous Silk Powder in 7 Tan
GA High Precision Retouch

MAC Lustre Drops in Pink Rebel
Burberry Light Glow in Tangerine

Naked Palette (Sin, Buck and Hustle)
Chanel Illusions d'Ombre in Fantasme (inner corner of the eyes)
MAC Fluid Line in Blacktrack
Lorac Front of the Line Pro Liner
Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Neyo
Ardell's False Lashes in 108

MAC Select Cover Up in NC35
Urban Decay Super Saturated High Gloss in Punch Drunk

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Burberry Lip Mist Swatches

I received this little sample from the Burberry counter during one of my hauls so I thought I would do a little swatch fest for all of you.

You can check out my detailed review of Lip Mist in Camelia Pink.

Copper Mist

This is a nice nude brown colour, if I ever wanted to venture into nudes, this would be a shade I would pick. It allows some of my natural lip color to come through so it does not look mask like.

Feather Pink

I did not like this, it became a milky pink on my lips which totally washes me out.

Rosy Red

My favourite of the bunch. If you are afraid of full on red, you should try this, it goes on as a nice rosy red stain.


I'm not a wine colored enthusiast so this did not excite me much.

Left to right: Camelia Pink, Copper Mist, Feather Pink, Rosy Red and Blueberry
Incidently, while I was swatching my full size Camelia Pink, I think perhaps I was a tad too hard when swatching, my beloved lipstick is now leaning to the side. They are very soft so be careful when you use them. Do not turn the tube all the way up.

I liked Rosy Red so much I promptly went and bought the full tube. This is a lovely sheer red  that is totally work friendly.

So which Lip Mist is your favourite?

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base review and swatches

I am always searching for the best eye shadow primer. I have oily lids and teary eyes. I also like my eye shadows to stand out and be true to colour. When Elaine mentioned that she really liked the Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base I jumped at the opportunity to get a tube for myself to try.

This costs USD $24, I paid about SGD$36 for it which I thought was a really good deal.

It comes with a doe foot applicator which I use to apply on my lids. Instead of using the brush to blend the primer onto my lids, I prefer to use my fingers instead. The packaging is reminiscent of the Urban Decay Primer Potion. There is no way I'll be able to get to the remaining product stuck  in the bottom of the tube. I don't think I can saw the tube either to get at the left over.

It is a creamy white which blends very easily into a transparent base.

Left to right: Burberry Antique Rose with Nars base and without base.
 The above swatches were freshly made.

Top and bottom: Without base and with base
After two hours later. After much rubbing against my t-shirt.

I have worn it almost everyday to test this out. My eye look stays put throughout the day, although it doesn't look like it was freshly applied after 10 hours it still looks very good. I did not experience any smudging at all. That makes it a winner for me.

Ratings: 4 lipsticks

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Lush Bath Bombs!

I love bath tubs! I love soaking in bath tubs! I love everything about bath tubs! Unfortunately living in a flat in Singapore doesn't allow you the luxury of having a bath tub. 

I think part of the allure of bath tubs for me is the fact that it is a rare treat. So when I get the opportunity I tote along my bath soaks, bubble bath and what have you.

I have been wanting to try Lush Bath Bombs since I laid my eyes on them. Bath Bombs make me want to go out and buy a bath tub!

When I heard that DH was going to bring us for a staycation I headed down to Lush to pick up some bath bombs to try. You know the feeling of being in a candy store, I was exactly like that. So many bath bombs so few occasions to use them. I eventually settled for three.

I bought for myself Think Pink SGD$7.90, Rose Queen SGD $8.50 and Space Girl SGD $6.50.

Are they gorgeous! I left that at the hotel sink and the bathroom smelled so good for the few days we were staying there!

Think Pink

It was fun watching it fizzled and turn the water pink.

Paper hearts in the bath bomb! How cool is that???
Rose Queen

Bits of dried flowers in the bath bomb
Space Girl
I left Space Girl for my DS to use because it is blue and looks like a planet. He was excited and was expecting it to explode since it was called a bath bomb. Unfortunately no pictures of how it looks like. It turned the water to a light blue though.

Lush Bath Bombs are a luxury but something worth trying. They make your skin smell so good and just soaking in it made me feel relaxed and pampered.

Ratings: 4 lipsticks

Friday, March 23, 2012

12th Wedding Anniversary FOTD

I am terrible at packing my beauty items for holidays. I tend to bring way too much.  This is what I brought for a 4 day staycation.

My make up roll that I had for donkey years, it is the most useful thing ever.

From top to bottom: My trusty Sephora brush which I use with my concealers, two of my Sigma brushes one for blending the other for my crease, my old MAC eye shadow brush, my Hakuhodo liquid highlighter brush, another of my Sigma eye brushes and my old MAC blush brush.

Do you know how hard it is to limit my lipsticks? I always always bring along a red lipstick. I brought my Nars Dolce Vita Velvet Matt Lip Pencil, my mini Burberry GWP in Copper Mist and Camelia Pink, my Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Romance and my Guerlain Rouge Automatique in L'heure Bleue.

Only two blush? I must be crazy ;) Hourglass Aura Sheer Cheek Stain Petal and Chanel JC Rose Petal.

And my other stuff.

Nars Smudge proof  eye shadow base
Urban Decay Naked palette (Virgin, Naked and Creep)
Chanel d'Illusion Ombre Mirifique
Kate Gel Eye Liner
Dollywink Liquid Eye Liner
ES false lashes

MAC Lip Pencil Burgundy
Guerlain Rouge Automatique in L'heure Bleue

Face and Cheeks:
Make Up For Ever HD foundation
Giorgio Armani High Precision Retouch concealer
MAC Lustre Drops Pink Rebel
Giorgio Armani Microfil Loose Powder
Chanel Joues Constraste Rose Petal

I only had my phone with me so pardon the crappy picture. Our anniversary was on a weekday so DH arranged for a staycation to celebrate our 12 years of being together. I always wanted to eat at il Lido so we went there and had a marvellous meal. I am truly blessed.