Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Happy Holidays!


Just wanted to wish every one where ever you are in the world, a Happy Holidays. I hope everyone is having a great day, and I want to take this time to say a big thank you to my followers. I never thought I would have 10 let alone 26! I know that still isn't a lot but I am very appreciative of it. Thank you again :D

Becky xx

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Bellabox Singapore: December 2012 ~ The XMAS Edition

It's finally December!!!!

I was out grocery shopping and was pleasantly surprised when I returned home to see my Bellabox sitting on the table for me! If you guys didn't read my November Bellabox Review, then I'll catch you up. I was pretty disappointed with the box since it contained yet another shampoo and another hair oil and another mask. I felt as if Bellabox wasn't reading our personal profiles that we have filled out on the website. 

I didn't mention this in my November post, however they forgot to include the pink envelope with the vouchers in my box, I only received the information card. I contacted them since I had seen other bloggers had received SaSa vouchers. They kindly mailed me the vouchers out. However when I received it my SaSa voucher had already expired (It was issued on November 1st for a month use. They didn't mail the voucher out to me until the 6th of December, so the voucher was expired before they even mailed it out.....disappointing).

So after being severely underwhelmed with the last box, I am very happy with the December box!

Lets see what is inside the December box!

1. Bella Caviar Beauty Serum

"This beauty serum contains precious caviar extracts and marine collagen supports the DNA of the skin, plumping up lines and wrinkles, empowering skin with vital energy and intensive moisture. After use, it will give skin a satiny finish and luminous glow".

5ml / S$250 for a box of 7

First Impressions:
Has a light scent, thin in texture. This sounds so extravagant, I'm going to give it to my mum since I don't have any wrinkles.

Sample Size:
5mL for S$36

2. Organix Hair Care Range 
Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Penetrating Oil

"Organix, a haircare brand based in the USA, has a strong commitment to the integrity of its ingredients. Their hair care range includes ultra-rich shampoos, conditioners, cream and oils, and their bath and body range are infused with the most delightful scents."

100mL for S$15.90

First Impressions:
Nice size sample. Thicker than other hair oils but it seemed to sink in quickly. Smells nice like a hair salon/cologne. I actually like the scent of this more than the Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment. But you know...another hair oil. Also I'm pretty sure these products have been in a box in the past.

Sample Size:
50mL for S$7.95

3. b.liv Off With Those Heads - Blackheads Sebum Gel

"b.liv Off With Those Heads is a light cooling gel that removes white and blackheads painlessly in just 2 weeks. It keeps excessive oil secretion under control and reduces irritation. The results is soothed, hydrated skin with visible smaller pores."

30mL / S$69.95
45mL / S$94.95

First Impressions:
Thin texture, cooling, lightly smells like tea tree or witch hazel, not overpowering. I'm interested in trying anything to do with reducing pores and this is really quite expensive so I don't think I would purchase this, unless it literally works amazing.

Sample Size:
2 x 3mL = 6mL for S$14

4. Cyber Colour Auto Eyebrow Pencil

"Designed to fill in the eyebrows easily, the Cyber Colour Auto Eyebrow Pencil has an easy-twist pencil with a brow brush on the other end to tame the brows. With colours specially formulated for Asians, you can expect an eyebrow pencil that is highly pigmented and glides on smoothly."

0.2g for S$9.90

First Impressions:
I really like the packaging. I got the colour 06 Gray Brown and I think that it could be a good match for me because it's not too red. 

Sample Size:
Full Sized!

5. MeMeMe Lip and Cheek Tint in Cherub's Blush

"MeMeMe Lip and Cheek Tints are a great way to add a flush of colour to the lips and cheeks. Simply dab on the lips or along the cheekbones to instantly lift and brighten your complexion."

12mL for S$15.90

First Impressions:
LOVE IT! Smells strongly of rose, it's a deep berry red colour, perfect for Christmas! In the December preview Bellabox gave us a sneak peek of the makeup that we could receive in our box, either from Cyber Colour, Make Up For Ever or MeMeMe. I saw some people were really excited about MUFE, but I was really hoping for MeMeMe because I moved away from England when I was 11 so I didn't read blogs or watch Youtube and I didn't know about the MeMeMe brand. Since then I've heard some great things about the products whilst living in Singapore so I am excited that the brand has launched in Singapore and I can try out the products!

Sample Size:
Full Sized!

6. Bonus: Cellilux Deep Sea Secret Glacial Mineral Gel Mask

"The Cellilux Deep Sea Secret Glacial Mineral Gel Mask contains nutrients and rare glacial water to reverse damage to the skin and rebuild skin's elasticity. It detoxifies, hydrates and exfoliates the skin, the result is brighter and youthful looking skin."

60mL / S$78

7. Christmas Gift: Bellabox Eyeshadow Brush

"This eyeshadow brush made of horsehair is our Christmas gift to you. Use this eyeshadow brush to create beautiful makeup looks for your Christmas parties. Have a blast!"

Overall Box Value (without bonus gift and brush): S$83.75!

*Let me know if you've tried and liked (or disliked) any of these products in the comments below*

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Picked Ups: essence Cosmetics Warehouse Sale December 2012

If you follow essence cosmetics on Facebook then you would have seen that they were having a warehouse sale on the 7th & 8th of December, with some products discounted up to 40%.

Me and my mum went on the 7th, and here are the bargains I got!

(If you missed out of the previous sale, they are extending it again to THIS SATURDAY, 15th of December from 11am to 7pm @ 138 Joo Seng Road, #05-00 near the Tai Seng MRT station. *Cash and nets payments only*)

Swatches and reviews will be coming up later this month!

The first 50 got a free nail care bag (purple one) and if you spent over S$30 you got a free makeup bag (pink one)!


 Whitening Toe Nail Polish S$3,  10 in the jungle: sea foam green creme S$2.50, 01 caribbean sea: metallic mermaid blue S$2.50

Nail Colour3 Duo Polish in 06 Ticket to the Show

Left side: ticket to the show : black with purple, red and gold glitter (so pretty!)
Right Side: front row or backstage? : gold/gunmetal glitter flakes



Circus Circus Liquid Eyeliner in My Sparkling Acrobat  
black with silver reflex


Cute as Hell Blush in Wawawawooo (hahaha the name is hilarious!)


Matte fuchsia pink (super pigmented)

Marble Mania Blush in Swirlpool


shimmery peachy rose 
(I never managed to get anything from the marble mania collection when it was in stores so I am happy I found this)


 L-R:  Lipstick in 42 FAIRYTALE @ S$3, Stay with me longlasting lipgloss in 05 I Like Cotton Candy @ S$3, Circus Circus lip lacquer in 02 My Glammy Acrobat @ S$3 and XXXL Nudes lipgloss in 03 Nude Kiss @ S$ 3

 L-R: FAIRYTALE, I Like Cotton Candy, My Glammy Acrobat and Nude Kiss

 Colour&Shine Lipstick Pencil in 03 Trend Setter S$1 (S$1!!) and YOU ROCK! lipstain in 01 Let Me In Rose @ S$3

             Trend Setter                            Let Me In Rose

That all came to a total of S$38.50!

Lastly, I let my mum try out one of my essence quads and she really liked it so she kept it and brought me a new one at the sale, originally S$6.80, got it for S$4

08 wood you mind?

And the colour&go polishes in the old packaging were 5 for S$10 (originally S$2.80 each), my mum chose 4 and let me choose one, I picked WHERE'S THE PARTY? a beautiful purple, green, gray duochrome, been eyeing this one for a while!

So that's what I picked up from the warehouse sale, I've never been to one before so it was pretty exciting :)

Have you ever been to a warehouse sale before? Let me know!

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, 10 December 2012

XMAS DIY: Magazine Christmas Trees

I used to buy so many magazines each month that now I have a ridiculous amount of them just lying around. Here is a cute little DIY that you can do to transform your unused magazines into fun customised Christmas trees!

What you will need: 
  • A magazine (preferably 150-200 + pages as I found it works better)
  • Scissors
  • Glue/Double Sided Tape
  • Optional: Ruler (to help flatten the edges)
  • Optional: Glitter

 Step 3: Repeat with every page

Step 4: Glue or tape the front cover to the back cover.

And there you have a cute Christmas tree decoration! Super easy!! You could also get more creative... maybe sprinkle some glitter on it.

In Daiso (the S$2 shop) they were selling these cute Christmas skewers in packs of two, so I decided to push one into the pages, and it looks super cute!

If you try this, link me it below in a comment, I'd love to check it out and see what creative things you can
come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!