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Make Up Store Summer Moonshadows – Copper & Mahogany

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Got reacquainted with a brand I have a lot of love for – Make Up Store. I was first captivated by their eyedust and shimmer back when I just started beauty blogging, and it’s no surprise that I’m updating my cobweb of a blog with some eyeshadows I’ve found lovely to use!

Make Up Store Moonshadows in Copper & Mahogany

Make Up Store Moonshadows in Copper & Mahogany

The two moonshadows I’ve used in this look are from two different summer collections – Enigma, and Mystic.

Make Up Store Summer 2016 - Mystic

Make Up Store Summer 2016 – Mystic

Make Up Store Summer 2016 - Enigma

Make Up Store Summer 2016 – Enigma

The Make Up Store Moonshadow’s a new addition to their already spectacular range of eyeshadows – microshadows, cybershadows, stardust (replacing the eyedust) and it is simply amazing. Moonshadows are pigmented, long lasting and holds a unique design – a base color, with two other colors sprinkled across it. This means that you can mix two or more colors for a customized color, and that you can use one single moonshadow to create a dimensional eyeshadow look if you wished to.

Copper

Copper

Mahogany

Mahogany

The colors you can pull off from just one palette... (Left, Copper. Right, Mahogany)

The colors you can pull off from just one palette… (Left, Copper. Right, Mahogany)

Left, before make up. Right, after using Make Up Store's Ultra Light Foundation in Leche.

Left, before make up. Right, after using Make Up Store’s Ultra Light Foundation in Leche.

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The Moonshadows lasted really well throughout the day (this close up shot was actually after 6 hours and an eyelash extensions outside) – and I had on their eyeliner in Awesome Performance as well, which compliments the orange-copper base I had on. make-up-store-moonshadows-summer-2016-5

I also used a bit of the purple shimmer from the Mahogany palette in the middle of my eyelid, and finished off the look with their Make Up Store Lipstick in Nude Beige, a creamy nude which was perfect for this!

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28th May – Mummy, Happy Birthday!

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My mummy turned 52 today.

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Had a great meal at Beauty In A Pot over at ONEKM – Other than their very obviously great collagen broth, I also love their mala (it’s a bit more herbal than spicy) and we all loved how we did not end up smelling like cooked food at the end of the session because of their fantastic ventilation! Props to the Paradise group for being so thoughtful.

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Mum: “Wah I look big in the photo!”
Me: “But you are big what… NO MORE SODA FOR YOU.”

Someone messaged me on SnapChat and said that my mum has pretty hair, like mine. I laughed and said that we both have the same unruly, curly hair.

Yup, I inherited my curls from the woman who sacrificed all the fun she could have by giving birth to me at a tender age of 21 years old.

Love you and Happy Birthday, Mummy!

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Sephora Singapore Trend Report 2016: Ready, Get Nude, ACTION!

By | Base, beauty, Concealer, Eyes, Eyeshadow, Face, Make Up | 2 Comments

Happy New Nude Year, you guys!

I know right, it’s been so long since I’ve blogged beauty. It’s a little late, but these products are pretty evergreen, and it’s probably one of my favorite Sephora loot to date!

Packed with products to make you look all primed and glowing… presenting:

#SEPHORANUDEACTION

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Saying that I’ve received a ton of stuff in my mail is an understatement – everything looked so interesting that I couldn’t wait to try everything out! (I practically made myself go out everyday just so that I can put some makeup on, hahaha) 

A box of Burberry Makeup - containing their latest Fresh Glow primer, Face Contour and Burberry Kisses Sheer lipsticks which are exclusive to Sephora ION!

A box of Burberry Makeup – containing their latest Fresh Glow primer, Face Contour Pen and Burberry Kisses Sheer lipsticks which are exclusive to Sephora ION!

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Swatches of the Fresh Glow primer, contouring stick and Burberry Kisses Sheer lipstick!

Swatches of the Fresh Glow primer, Face Contour Pen and Burberry Kisses Sheer lipstick!

NARS' Radiance Enhancing Light Optimizing Primer, their Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, Creamy Concealer & their Pressed Light Reflecting Setting Powder!

NARS’ Radiance Enhancing Light Optimizing Primer, their Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, Creamy Concealer & their Pressed Light Reflecting Setting Powder!

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The Radiance Enhancing Pro Prime Light Optmizing Primer comes in white and contains a very sheer and fine amount of shimmer.

The Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer (in Alaska 02) was runny and seems to be best applied with fingers! I tried using a brush and it didn’t give me as much coverage as using fingers. This comes with SPF 30PA+++ and the combination of both the primer and this tinted moisturizer made it feel like there were too much on my skin – I had to tissue blot it before applying powder.

NARS’ radiant creamy concealer is one of my favorite – especially Custard, because it’s perfect for my under eye circles. It spreads extremely well as it’s pretty emollient.
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They may look pretty yellow on my arm but it works extremely well at correcting the redness on my face! I guess this was an acceptable shade for me – I’m pretty amazed by the shade selection by the Sephora marketing team! So far it’s been spot on!sephora-singapore-nude-action-jan-2016-evonnz-25

The NARS light reflecting powder came in handy pouch which contained...

The NARS light reflecting powder came in handy pouch with two slots, which contained…

A sponge! With a smooth side (logo embossed)

A sponge! With a smooth side (logo embossed)

and a soft, velvety side to apply the powder! I love this because it makes the entire thing very compact.

and a soft, velvety side to apply the powder! I love this because it makes the entire thing very compact!

Nude Lipsticks! *heart shaped eyes* These are from NARS' Audacious Collection, Anita & Brigitte!

Nude Lipsticks! *heart shaped eyes*
These are from NARS’ Audacious Collection, Anita & Brigitte!

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Sephora Rouge lipstick in shade Charmer!

Sephora Rouge lipstick in shade Charmer!

Marc Jacobs Beauty's Invisible Undercover - Perfecting Coconut Face Primer comes in a matte glass bottle and its a joy to hold! The coconut smell is pretty strong to me - and that's because it's made from 5 kinds of coconut! "The coconut water-derived polysaccharide complex mirrors the effect of synthetic priming ingredients, allowing your skin to breathe without compromising the skin-perfecting benefits." This nourishing primer ensures smooth application of makeup over it!

Marc Jacobs Beauty’s Invisible Undercover – Perfecting Coconut Face Primer comes in a matte glass bottle and its a joy to hold!
The coconut smell is pretty strong to me – and that’s because it’s made from 5 kinds of coconut! “The coconut water-derived polysaccharide complex mirrors the effect of synthetic priming ingredients, allowing your skin to breathe without compromising the skin-perfecting benefits.” This nourishing primer ensures smooth application of makeup over it!

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Sephora's IT Nude Palette may seem to be just another nude palette, but the shades are extremely gorgeous and this palette is a definite keeper! You need to swatch this for yourself in Sephora - and you will definitely feel like bringing one home after that! It comes with a double ended brush, as well as a complimentary eye liner pencil.

Sephora’s IT Nude Palette may seem to be just another nude palette, but the shades are extremely gorgeous and this palette is a definite keeper! You need to swatch this for yourself in Sephora – and you will definitely feel like bringing one home after that! It comes with a double ended brush, as well as a complimentary eye liner pencil.

It folds into a pretty and well cushioned pouch-like case.

It folds into a pretty and well cushioned pouch-like case.

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On top of all the make up, I also got a cold pressed juice (Earl Grey Nut Mylk by Gorilla Press), a tee shirt & a set of red packets!

Other than the fabulous make up which made me a very happy girl, I also got a cold pressed juice (Earl Grey Nut Mylk by Gorilla Press), a tee shirt & a set of red packets!

And on top of all these, one of my favorite practical gifts - a customized Bynd Artisan notebook! I've always loved their customized stuff, especially the leather ones!

And on top of all these, one of my favorite practical gifts – a customized Bynd Artisan notebook! I’ve always loved their customized stuff, especially the leather ones! You can find them in Tangs (Orchard/Vivo), as well as attend workshops/classes at their ateliers (in Holland V/Boon Lay)!

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After a month or so of trying out all these products, I’ve naturally selected a few favorites – basically things that I’ve been reaching out for very often the past month, and that would be the Burberry Face Contour Pen, the Sephora eyeshadow palette and the NARS concealer in Custard!

The colors on the eyeshadows are too pretty to be missed, and blends so well on my eye socket – it defines my eye area well, and doesn’t easily end up making anyone looking like a racoon. Basically it’s an easy to use, everyday palette. Score!

Burberry’s Face Contour Pen is just SO easy to use on the go. You don’t need a brush when you’re on the go – just this pen, and your fingers. You can contour your nose bridge easily with this, and in fact can be used on the eyes as well! Here’s a video from Burberry for demonstration:

The NARS powder and the creamy radiant concealer have been favorites of mine since I’ve come across them, so no surprises or new notes there. I’ll be back soon with more updates on the latest cushion foundations that have been popping up EVERYWHERE… Till then!

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Hello Baileys! | Free The Robot @ 118 Telok Ayer

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Hello, this is doge Baileys!

Hello, this is doge Baileys!

I came to be acquainted with the owners of Free The Robot / Bitters & Love recently, and being the superficial person I was, fell in love with the handsome star of Free The Robot… their dog, Baileys! I was so smitten with his cherubic puppy-like face that I had to make a trip down specially for him, never mind the ERP fee and that it’s rather hard to park, haha. (FYI, he only makes an appearance on some Thursdays!)

They're open on Saturdays too!

They’re open on Saturdays too!

The delightful illustrations at Free The Robot were done by a friend of the owners!

The delightful illustrations at Free The Robot were done by a friend of the owners!

{ Free The Robot }

Address: 118 Telok Ayer Singapore
Opening Hours: Tues – Sat, 830am – 430pm
Tel: +65 6438 1836 | Facebook | Instagram

Robots, robots everywhere - near the payment counters, on their cups, and their walls!

Robots, robots everywhere – near the payment counters, on their cups, and their walls!

Free The Robot – cafe by day, turns into bar Bitters & Love by night! It’s actually sectioned out, so the cafe is one half of the restaurant and the bar is the other half. Free The Robot (FTR) seats around 25 – 30pax inside comfortably, and business seemed to be pretty good and brisk during lunch hour. With the boarded up facade (the entrance is really just a small door), this place makes for a good hideout place from the maddening lunch crowd around the area!

The draw of this place isn’t just Bailey’s though – FTR, though small, is actually full of photo opportunities for your Instagram feed or Facebook albums – from the drawings on the boarded front entrance, to the concrete walls inside the cafe, the wooden tables… the only tough thing to do was to find that prized seat in front of your favorite part of the wall mural!

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The menu's rather reasonable, at $5 for a sandwich to $14 for a big breakfast! And where else can you find a wagyu burger for just $12? *licks lips*

The menu’s rather reasonable, at $5 for a sandwich to $14 for a big breakfast! And where else can you find a wagyu burger for just $12? *licks lips*

You order & pay at the counter, then grab a seat with a wooden cup bearing your table tag!

You order & pay at the counter, then grab a seat with a wooden cup bearing your table tag!

Baileys: "Where's my mummy?" Baileys even has an Instagram account of his own, at @whereisbaileys!

Baileys: “Where’s my mummy?”
Baileys even has an Instagram account of his own, at @whereisbaileys!

Cold Pressed Juices! I love ginger almost anything. Apple Ginger was a great wake-up juice! Love that the balance was just right - not too much ginger, but enough to provide a certain kick.

Cold Pressed Juices! I love ginger almost anything. Apple Ginger was a great wake-up juice! Love that the balance was just right – not too much ginger, but enough to provide a certain kick.

Avocado Sandwich!

Avocado Sandwich!

Truffled Fries (sides)

Truffled Fries (sides)

FREE THE ROBOT BURGER - Homemade Beef Burger, with sunny-side egg, pickles, tomato, melted cheese and bacon - all for just $12!

FREE THE ROBOT BURGER – Homemade Beef Burger, with sunny-side egg, pickles, tomato, melted cheese and bacon – all for just $12! I loved this – I don’t usually like tomato, but it complimented the burger so well! And I’LL TAKE ANYTHING THAT COMES WITH AN OOZING EGG YOLK. P.S – You can specify how well you want your burger to be done!

Recommended: Pan-seared Shoulder Beef Tenders Salad with Sous-vide Egg (Additional $3, but YUMS!) and Avocado (another additional $3!)

Recommended: Pan-seared Shoulder Beef Tenders Salad with Sous-vide Egg (Additional $3, but YUMS!) and Avocado (another additional $3!) P.S. If you find the beef too raw for you, you can specify how well done you want it to be too! But this was perfect for me – and I love the raisins!

Dine in, or to-go... your choice!

Dine in, or to-go… your choice!

FTR serves coffee as well!

FTR serves coffee as well!

Baileys stole the hearts of everyone at the cafe! But he's only there on Thursdays mostly. Nawwwww!

Baileys stole the hearts of everyone at the cafe! But he’s only there on Thursdays mostly. Nawwwww!

Thank you Reenie for checking out this place with me! It was a rainy Thursday well spent ; )

Thank you Reenie for checking out this place with me! It was a rainy Thursday well spent ; )

Bitters & Love's entrance is actually at the back alley - and you can identify it with a drawing of Baileys by the entrance!

Bitters & Love’s entrance is actually at the back door of FTR – and you can identify it with a drawing of Baileys by the door!

Amazingly well stocked bar!

Homemade Umeshu on Tap!

Homemade Umeshu on Tap!

I am really curious about how Siam Diu tastes like hahahahaha

I am really curious about how Siam Diu tastes like hahahahaha

Wall art at the entrance of FTR, obviously for a fun photo taking opportunity! That's my Gin Tonic, which was huggeeeeee. Thank you Ernest!

Wall art at the entrance of FTR, obviously for a fun photo taking opportunity! That’s my Gin Tonic, which was huggeeeeee. Thank you Ernest!

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Baileys: “Won’t you pop by soon?” ; D

Photos taken with the Olympus OMD EM-5 MKII + 12-40mm f/2.8 lens.
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Bath & Body Works Singapore

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Hands up if you’ve gone wild in a Bath & Body Works store before!

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I was literally pumping my fist in the air and going “Yes, YES!” when I heard that Bath & Body Works was gonna be available in Singapore. Finally, I didn’t have to allocate like 3 kg of my luggage space to my favorite range of body care! Or mull over which to bring back. Or bug my friends to get them all back for me, hahaha.

There’s just something about BBW (my abbreviated form for Bath & Body Works) that makes us all go “buy, buy, buy!”. I had my first BBW experience on my first trip to the United States of America at least 8-9 years back? I was feeling really dry from the witner season (have you experienced a texan winter before? It’s dry like nothing) and my aunt passed me a bottle of BBW’s body lotion. And the very next day, we set out to get me a tub of body cream, and then some! Hahaha.

I was on a holiday, but I took my time to smell and try everything to narrow down my preferences! The stores were MASSIVE and it was literally a playground for home and body care, with tonnes of different products and even taps for you to try out the hand soaps! You have helpful assistants aiding you on making the most important decision – finding out which scent you like, and then gathering the different types of body and home products available in that particular signature scent!

As America’s number 1 favorite brand, with more than 1600 stores in the USA and over 100 internationally, Bath & Body works are crazily devoted to making fragrances fun – you’ll be spoilt for choice the minute you step in, and on top of that, they usually have fun seasonal fragrance releases!

One of their Christmas specials - Twisted Peppermint!

One of their Christmas specials – Twisted Peppermint!

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Stop and smell the happy! It’s SALE TIME from now till 21st Jan, and a lot of fragrances are going at 50% off!

Everyone's perennial favorite - the Japanese Cherry Blossom! I loved this too - in fact every one at home did! I can't tell you how much of these I've brought back for the family...

Everyone’s perennial favorite – the Japanese Cherry Blossom! I loved this too – in fact every one at home did! I can’t tell you how much of these I’ve brought back for the family…

And the best part? These Christmas sets are so value-for-money - the sets are priced from $25 up!

And the best part? These amazing sets are so value-for-money – the sets are priced from $25 up!

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Twilight Woods smells heavenly too!

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The forever red set made such a great looking gift, maybe for Valentines’ Day?

I absolutely love the artwork for this set!

I love the artwork created for this set!

So, let me tell you about my absolute FAVORITE scent from BBW.

I’m not kidding when I say that I have almost everything except for the body bar & bath salts for this range!

Say Hello to Eucalyptus Mint, aka the stress relieve range from the aromatherapy series!

Say Hello to Eucalyptus Spearmint, aka the stress relieve range from the aromatherapy series!

There’s just something about this series which makes me feel calm and happy. With over 20 uniquely blended fragrances, I’m sure one will fit your personality, and this is mine! I want to smell like this after I shower, and I love smelling it when I’m doing my work.

Shower gel

Shower gel

Candle (and wallflowers, car portable scents)

Candle (and wallflowers, car portable scents)

And even the sleeping mists!

And even the pillow mists! The pillow mists were my absolute favorite to turn in to. I’ll just spray it all over my sheets and dive right into bliss!

This is not bad too, if you feel like you can't sleep with the eucalyptus spearmint series! Hahaha.

They have body mists too, from the aromaterapy range – lavender chamomile is a really nice mixture and soothing as well. I have this in pillow mist form too!

The PocketBacs are the cutest, and and make the best small gifts for friends (popular stocking stuffer too)! It has since undergone a facelift from the last time I've seen it, a little rounder now but still super cute isn't it?! It was hard to get this in Eucalyptus Spearmint but I hunted it down in the states previously, hahaha. I know, I'm OBSESSED.

The PocketBacs are the cutest, and and make the best small gifts for friends (popular stocking stuffer too)! It has since undergone a facelift from the last time I’ve seen it, a little rounder now but still super cute isn’t it?!
It was hard to get this in Eucalyptus Spearmint but I hunted it down in the states previously, hahaha. I know, I’m OBSESSED.

I’m not kidding when I say they have something for everyone, no matter your preference or choice of home ware/body care.

One popular favorite? Their candles!

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Saying that you’ll be spoilt for choice is an understatement. I go wild when they have offers on these candles! They smell really good, and the three-wicked candles gets the aroma around really fast too!

If you're not a fan of candles, there's always the home sprays! Here are some of the holiday LEs!

If you’re not a fan of candles, there’s always the home sprays! Here are some of the holiday limited edition room sprays with super cute packaging imprinted on the cans!

If you don't like sprays OR candles, how about a heat diffuser? I did not get Wallflowers when I was in USA previously due to the voltage differences - and this was the first thing to go into my basket when they opened in Singapore!

If you don’t like sprays OR candles, how about a heat diffuser?
I did not get Wallflowers when I was in USA previously due to the voltage differences – and this was the first thing to go into my basket when they opened in Singapore!

It's so easy to switch scents, too! The scents are contained in the bulbs, which has a wick running through. Simply twist the wallflower bulbs in (or out), plug it in and turn it on. And it lasts for quite a while, too! I've only gone through 2 bulbs since the opening of BBW in Singapore!

It’s so easy to switch scents, too! The scents are contained in the bulbs, which has a wick running through.
Simply twist the wallflower bulbs in (or out), plug it in and turn it on. And it lasts for quite a while, too! I’ve only gone through 2 bulbs (of Eucalyptus Spearmint, yes) since the opening of BBW in Singapore!

(gorgeous image from BBW Singapore's Facebook page)

(gorgeous image from BBW Singapore’s Facebook page)

And for those looking for car and wardrobe scents... this!!!! I have these hanging in my wardrobe AND my car. They're pretty easy to use, too! The packaging ensures that it is leak-proof! On the left is the container - and the right, the scent refill!

And for those looking for car and wardrobe scents… this – The Scentportables!!!! I have these hanging in my wardrobe AND my car. They’re pretty easy to use, too! The packaging ensures that it is leak-proof!
On the left is the container – and the right, the scent refill! Sweet Pea is a long time favorite for a lot of girls – I remember that Peiling (Agneselle) was mad about it!

You know what's more mad? I made Ron carry back an entire stack of it back for me from USA before. At least it was light, hahahaha....

You know what’s more mad? I made Ron carry back an entire stack of it (yes, in Eucalyptus Spearmint) back for me from USA before.
At least it was light, hahahaha….

There’s just something about fragrances that makes people happy – be it their favorite scent, a scent that calms, a familiar fragrance that brings them back and evokes certain memories… they make such great gifts especially if you know what your friends like! (Yes yes, everything Eucalyptus Spearmint I like!)

Plus, with sales like this, how can you not bring home some? Their hand soaps will make the best housewarming gifts too!

Plus, with sales like this, how can you not bring home some? Their hand soaps will make the best housewarming gifts too! THE SALE ENDS 21ST JAN!!!

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Bath & Body Works can be found in Singapore at these two locations!

Bath & Body Works Takashimaya
391 Orchard Road #B1-10/11Â Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238872
Tel: (+65) 6723 7246

Bath & Body Works Marina Bay Sands
B2-42 Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
Tel: (+65) 67238080

Don't wait - hurry over to Bath & Body Works Singapore and check out all the sets and wonderful fragrances they have to offer! The Sale ends 21st Jan!

Guess who’s gonna be returning to stock up on wallflowers, get housewarming gifts, and some birthday gifts? ; D

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