Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Bellabox Singapore: March 2013 ~ Spring In Your Step

I hope everybody had a great St. Patrick's Day!

This month Bellabox is all about  spring cleaning your skincare and makeup regime by throwing out the products you hardly use and never looking back. Refresh your beauty routine and be on your way to a fresh start this season.

The March box has a cute flower sticker on it!

Lemongrass House Shower Gel

Product: Lemongrass House Shower Gel

"All natural, eco-friendly massage oil provides a luxurious out of body experience with gorgeous scents that stimulate the senses. Use if after a hard workout, with a loved one or as a moisturiser right out of the shower."

First Impression:
Mmmmmmm I love the scent of lemongrass, it's so refreshing! Is it strange that I actually really love shower gel...yes? I thought so :P (Plus it's made in Phuket, Thailand one of my favourite holidays destinations I've been too).

260mL for S$19.25
(SS: 30mL for S$2.22)

You can check out their website here: Lemongrass House Sg

DR. Ci: Labo Super Washing Foam Ex

Product: Dr.Ci : Labo Super Washing Foam Ex

"This special cleanser isn't like any other foam product you've used. The thick lather acts as a cushion that protects skin and an absorption agent that takes in dirt, oil and dead skin, carrying it away as its rinsed off."

First Impression:
I've heard a lot of impressive things about this brand so I'm excited to try out their products. I haven't tried this yet so nothing much to comment on. The claims sound impressive and I like that it doesn't have a scent.

100mL for S$47
(SS: 8mL for S$3.76)

You can check out the Ci Labo website here: Ci-Labo SG

Dr.Ci : Labo  Aqua-Collagen-Gel Super Moist Ex

Product: Dr.Ci : Labo Aqua-Collagen-Gel Super Moist Ex

"The unique gel formulation of this moisturiser allows over 120 skin-improving ingredients to be delivered deep down into your pores! Skin is firmed, brightened, smoothed. What more could you ask for? How about pore unclogging action and a barrier of protection against the elements? You got it!"

First Impression:
I've already used this and I'm really enjoying it! It has a really nice thin texture and made my skin feel deeply moisturised afterwards.

50mL for S$65
(SS: S$13)

You can check out the Ci Labo website here: Ci-Labo SG

Cyber Colors Dolly Eyes Dramatic Lashes

Product: Cyber Colors Dolly Eyes Dramatic Lashes in 02

"These faux lashes add the perfect surreal, yet  believable, doll-like effect to your eyes. Whether you like them extra long, or shorter (they're totally trimmable) they're just the thing for your  special night out or office presentation."

First Impression:
I love wearing lashes so I always like getting them. I usually like my lashes to have an invisible lash band but I can compromise :D


You can buy Cyber Colors here: Sasa - Cyber Colors

Wonderstruck Enchanted by Taylor Swift
Product: Wonderstruck Enchanted by Taylor Swift Rollerball Perfume

"Inspired by the excitement and blush of a new romance Taylor Swift's new fragrance envelops you in the feeling of enchantment. An irresistible concoction of wild berries, sugar-glazed champaca petals and white freesia, this scent leaves you completely enamored. Wonderstruck Enchanted's blend of creamy flowers and sensual woods capture you in a spellbinding allure much like the feeling of falling in love."

First Impression:
Wowza, a roller ball! I liked the original Wonderstruck and I also like this one, I don't love it but it is pleasant and a great size to throw in your clutch bag for a night out.

50mL for S$89
100mL for S$109

(SS: 10mL for S$17.80

That's what I got in my March Bellabox, this month I really like everything I got! Yay! I'm looking forward to next months box because it's my birthday month :D

Overall Box Price: $45.68
Price Paid:           $18

Thanks for stopping by!

*Products mentioned were purchased with own money. All opinions expressed are my own.*

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Horoscope Makeup Series: Pisces (February 20th - March 20th)

Pisces Stats


The Fish
Element: Water
Ruled by: Neptune, traditionally by Jupiter
Lucky Colour: Sea Green
Lucky Stone: Aquamarine
Lucky Day: Friday
Lucky Number: 3 & 6 


Excuse the random hair that decided to hang out on my face whilst I was talking my pictures :D


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Thursday, 14 March 2013

Review: essence Ready For Boarding Peel Off Base Coat | Glitter Polish Godsend?

Hey guys!

Today I'm going to be reviewing a product from the essence Ready For Boarding Collection which is currently available in selected Watson's stores.

Here in Singapore we tend to receive the trend editions a little later than Europe, which means we can anticipate certain great products that are being hyped over. One product that has received a lot of love is the Peel- Off Base Coat. It retails for S$3.90 for 8mL (0.27 fl.oz).

The whole concept behind the peel off base coat is that it is supposed to speed up application and removal. It is described as being an ideal basis for your vacation nail polish colour and to remove the polish, all you do is peel it off, apply a fresh layer of base coat and repeat the process so you never have to bring a polish remover on holiday again! Sounds ideal right?

The base coat is a milky white colour, with a thick consistency. I'm pretty sure that the base coat is some sort of PVA Glue that you used in school. It has the same consistency and scent. So once you finish this bottle, don't fret! You can just refill it :)

           (You can find the instructions of how to apply the polish by peeling back the label on the bottle!)

Step 1: Apply a generous layer of the peel off base coat to your nails, allow approximately 10 minutes to dry until the white base coat becomes transparent.

Step 2: Paint your favourite colour nail polish and/or effect nail polish over it and let it dry.

Step 3: Simply peel off to remove. Does not harm  your nails.

Advice: Avoid hot water for 3 hours after application.

Shortly after painting on base coat

Base coat completely dry

I applied one of my favourite glitters, China Glaze Liquid Crystal after 10 minutes and it applied normally.

After a few hours I started to peel it off, I started from the cuticle and peeled it off in one complete sheet.

This is what it looked like afterwards!

 It did leave my nails feeling quite dry so I would definitely use a moisturiser afterwards but I have worn this glitter so many times and it is so hard to get off, but this came off in under 1 minute!

I love wearing glitter polishes but usually neglect them due to this issue, so if you feel the same you NEED this in your collection.

The only downside I can find in this product is that it is supposed to make the whole process faster. Obviously yes, it is faster to remove it. But once you apply the base coat you have to wait 10 minutes for it to dry and 3 hours before using any hot water, so that is a big inconvenience. But it is an inconvenience that I am willing to dismiss!

I probably will never use this for just normal nail polish except if I was to go on holiday for a week and I wanted to change up my polishes, then I would take this instead of polish remover that might break in my luggage and ruin all my things.

If you guys are near a Watson's, go grab this and let me know what you think!

Thanks for stopping by,

 *Products were purchased with my own money. All opinions expressed are my own*

Sunday, 3 March 2013

essence cosmetics Singapore Ready For Boarding Collection Prices and Swatches

The arrival of March brings us the arrival of a new trend edition from essence called Ready For Boarding!
(I didn't get everything from the collection, if you want to see what other items were available, click here)

 Here is what I got:

2-in-1 Kajal Pencil in destination sunshine 

I picked up the 2-in-1 Kajal Pencil in destination sunshine, which a pale blue colour and a light creamy yellow. It retails for S$3.50, which is a steal since you're getting two shades. Both sides have a creamy consistency and I think they would look great in the spring/summer!

Lip & Cheek Cremes

 L-R:               01 sending you kisses,                                       02 beauty on tour

01 sending you kisses
02 beauty on tour

sending you kisses is a deep berry shade, and beauty on tour is a peachy coral shade.

Both products had some condensation on top of them, but don't let that scare you off! It's just the reaction to the humidity.

Both cremes are creamy and glossy and I actually really like the texture of these. I also like the scent, they smell like candy :D

These retail for S$5.90 each.

Nail Polishes - S$3.50 each (8mL)

01 sending you kisses:   raspberry colour with a creme finish. Very pigmented, opaque in 1 coat, this is 2 coats. Great formula, very smooth.

02 beauty on tour: true orange colour with a jelly finish. Very sheer formula, but has easy application. This is 2 coats.

03 exits on your right:  pastel pea green with a creme finish. Nice formula, kind of thick though. This was 3 coats.

04 via airmail!: pastel navy blue creme.  Also a nice formula, this is 2 coats.

05 destination sunshine: pastel yellow with a creme finish. Nice formula, this was 3 coats.

Lastly there is the raved Peel Off Base Coat which is supposed to be great for those stubborn glitter polishes. I'm going to be trying this out this week, so look for the review sometime next week!

This retails for S$3.90

This last item I brought was the cosmetic bag which retails for S$5, I love collecting makeup bags and I love travelling and want to travel all around the world :)

The bag is the perfect size for your purse also!
So that's what I got from the Ready For Boarding trend edition, so far I love everything I  got. I think the collection is super cute and the colours are nice. I've read other blogposts and people said that the polishes aren't the most interesting of colours, and I agree with that however they all have great formulas and they are inexpensive so it doesn't hurt to pick them up if you don't already have the colours in your collection haha!

If I was going to pick a standout product from this collection it would be either the sending you kisses nail polish or the sending you kisses lip and cheek creme.

*What are your favourite products from this trend edition? Let me know below!*

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, 1 March 2013

essence cosmetics Singapore TE March 2013: Ready For Boarding

essence cosmetics Singapore has a new trend edition, hitting the Singapore shores this March and entering Watsons stores this weekend (Check out the nearest Watsons that sells essence here).

The whole point of the Ready For Boarding collection, is that the products are versatile so you can pack less makeup but don't have to skimp on choice.

Check it out below!

2-in- 1 Kajal Pencil  & Eyeshadow Palette

“Last call for passenger kajal pencil – please head to gate 2in1 immediately!” With two contrasting yet harmonious color combinations in brown-grey and yellow-blue, these kajal pencils are super practical and are sure to turn every outfit into an eye-catcher. 

Available in the two shades 01 destination sunshine and 02 via airmail! Retails for S$3.50 each.

Make sure you’ve brought this along in your bag when you check in at the airport: the cool eyeshadow palette has a post stamp design and contains six fresh and shimmering summer eyeshadow colors. Also included in the case: a super practical dual-applicator – for different and exciting looks wherever you are… 

Available in 01 beauty on tour. Retails for S$7.90

Lip & Cheek Cream

Time zones and jet-lag? Not with the lip & cheek cream in two fantastic colors! You can use it to give your lips and cheeks a fresh touch. Simply apply straight after arrival to freshen up and hide any traces of those hours spent on the plane… 

Available in 01 sending you kisses and 02 beauty on tour. Retail for S$5.90.

Peel Off Base Coat & Nail Polishes

On and off! With the brand new peel off base coat, it’s ok if you have to get things done fast. After application, the milky white texture turns transparent and provides the ideal basis for your vacation nail polish color! To remove your nail polish, all you have to do is peel it off. Then you can apply a fresh layer of base coat before covering it with a new favorite nail polish shade to go with each outfit and look. A great side-effect: you’ll never have trouble with your nail polish remover during the hand luggage security check again… 

Available in 01 carry me home! Retails for S$3.90.

The excitement is rising: the fasten-seatbelt signs are on, the flight attendant is giving the final safety instructions and the plane is rolling towards the runway. A quick glance at your nails and you’re sure: yes, I’m ready for this vacation! Because the five ultra-glossy nail polishes with great coverage and trendy colors won’t just cause a sensation on the plane, they’re sure to put you in the mood for the beach, too!

Available in 01 sending you kisses, 02 beauty on tour, 03 exits on your right, 04 via airmail! and 05 destination sunshine.

Retail for S$3.50.

Cosmetic Bag, Luggage Tag and Hand & Body Wipes

I’m packing my bag and taking along… this cute cosmetics bag in a postcard design! It helps you keep your travel utensils and favorite products together so you can store them safely in your suitcase. With a practical zipper and decorated with cute little applications. 

Available in 01 carry me home! Retails for S$5.90.

Destination sunshine, time to head to your favorite holiday location! Now all that’s missing is your bag… one black suitcase after another appears on the baggage conveyer belt, but with the stylish dark blue luggage tag, you don’t have to worry about mix-ups anymore! 

Available in 01 carry me home! Retails for S$5.00.

Feel like freshening up? Here come the fabulously refreshing hand & body wipes in a practical re-sealable packaging. What’s inside? 15 wet wipes for your face and body so you can stay fresh while you travel. With a summery, fruity pomegranate scent. 

Available in 01 destination sunshine. Retails for S$2.90.

I'm probably going to get the cosmetic bag, 2 base coats, 2 polishes and one blush, reviews will be up later this week!

Are you guys going to get anything? Let me know!

Thanks for stopping by!