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Friday, July 21, 2017

Travel Makeup Essentials Giveaway 2017

As promised, here is the next giveaway. Since I'm on vacay from this week, I thought the best prize would be an assortment of travel makeup essentials. Cue one of the cutest travel palettes you've ever seen, along with minis and samples that will see you through your getaway.
As usual, entry is via the Gleam widget. Please follow the rules - please read them - as invalid entries will be disqualified automatically by Gleam.

Scroll down for a chance to win some travel makeup essentials!

Travel Makeup Essentials Giveaway 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Six Ways To Incorporate Sunscreen In Your Makeup Routine

Ever skipped sunscreen because it left a whitish cast, or there was no time, or it made your makeup look weird? Or, because it made you oily, or pilled up, or because it made you break out? Makeup wouldn't stay on top?
I've been guilty of eschewing the SPF - for all of the above reasons. Thankfully, now you have products which don't give you any of these problems. Best of all, there are multi-tasker sunscreens which fit seamlessly into your makeup routine. No, I'm not talking about foundations with SPF, or moisturisers with SPF. Au contraire, new generation sunblocks function as primers, setting sprays, essences, and more, as you will see below.

Here are six ways of incorporating sunscreen into your morning routine, without disturbing your makeup.

Six ways to incorporate sunscreen in your morning routine, without disturbing your makeup.
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Monday, July 17, 2017

Mid-Year Makeup Giveaway Results

My apologies for the 10-day delay. There were quite a few entries to be verified in the previous giveaway. Plus, I'm going on vacay next week, and will be back only on July 31, so there are tonnes of things to do.
The next giveaway will be up and running later this week; later this year, I'll try to get the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette as the Fall giveaway prize. No promises - it all depends on whether said palette is in stock! So don't go anywhere; we're going to have plenty of excitement here.
All that is coming soon - for now, scroll down to view the winner's name.
Mid-Year Makeup Giveaway Results

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Makeup Geek Duochrome Eyeshadows Review, Swatches, EOTDs

A few months ago, Beauty Bay had a lovely offer on Makeup Geek, and I indulged in some of their duochrome eyeshadows.
I've become so hooked to these that I will have to get all the duochromes they have. The beauty of these is that you only need the one eyeshadow for a look - and maybe a highlighter or base that can go into the corners.

Scroll down for the review and swatches of seven of the Makeup Geek Duochrome Eyeshadows.

Review and swatches of Makeup Geek Duochrome Eyeshadows Steampunk, Secret Garden, Typhoon, Ritzy, Havoc, Karma, and Mai Tai.
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Monday, June 26, 2017

Beauty Products Emptied in June 2017

I'm going to be travelling from the second week of July, so my mid-year makeup haul will be from Selfridges, Boots, Harvey Nicks, and so on. As I have been on a shopping ban for a while, I'm making a rather large list of makeup to get. Recommendations welcome.
But all that is a good month away. Here's what I used up this month - featuring my favourite Vitamin C.

Scroll down for thoughts on the beauty products I used up in June 2017.

Here are the Beauty Products I Emptied in June 2017, and my thoughts on each.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Benton Cacao Moist And Mild Cream Review

Any K-Beauty fan knows their Benton. I've reviewed their entire snail range here. Fast-acting healers for distressed skin, the lot.
For K-Beauty newbies, Benton was inspired by the movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, where the protagonist grows younger with time. Benton aims to take your skin back in time, restoring it to peak condition.
Recently, they launched a Cacao Moist and Mild Cream for the face. It is fragrance-, alcohol-, and colouring-free.
A bit of trivia for you: Cocoa's scientific name comes from Theo (God) and broma (food). What woman is not going to agree that cocoa is the food of the gods?  

Scroll down for more on the Benton Cacao Moist And Mild Cream.

Benton Cacao Moist And Mild Cream contains cocoa extracts to nourish and hydrate your skin.
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Friday, June 16, 2017

No Makeup No Life Beauty Box June 2017 Unboxing

The No Makeup No Life Beauty Box from Japan has quickly shot up to the top of my favourite subscription boxes. At just $29.99 INCLUDING worldwide delivery, with everything inside full-sized, what's not to love about this beauty box?
As I expand my Asian Beauty journey from Korea to Japan, this box is aiding me in discovering some brilliant cosmetics. It reminds me of Memebox in their heyday back in 2014, before they bit off far more than they could chew and decided that the world consisted of just the one country.
The theme for the June 2017 NMNL box is "2-in-1 beauty products". I expected a lip and cheek tint, obviously.

Scroll down for the unboxing of the No Makeup No Life Beauty Box for June 2017.

Unboxing of the No Makeup No Life Beauty Box for June 2017, a Japanese subscription that ships worldwide.
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

LookFantastic Beauty Box June 2017 Unboxing

I shot a video of this unboxing over the weekend, only to find that the results were way too dark in this sunless, rainy weather. Turns out it's the Sony Handycam's fault, while my Canon DSLR is a far better choice for videos under poor lighting conditions. Lesson learnt.
LookFantastic's June 2017 beauty box is the Wanderlust edition - obviously containing travel essentials. The box design is one of the prettiest till date. Size has gone up as well, and now the box itself accommodates the Elle UK magazine for the month.

Scroll down for the contents of the LookFantastic Beauty Box for June 2017.

Here are the contents of the LookFantastic Beauty Box for June 2017.
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