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Review: Biotherm Biosource Cleansing Balm and Exfoliating Gelee

I’m having a hard time churning out reviews, because I’ve been feeling uninspired. I feel bored when I have to review average or mediocre things, and while I do not guarantee reviews for products sent, I still feel responsible and obliged to do one. This review, however, is not an obligation, because I really want… Read more »

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Monthend Randomness: Let’s Talk About Love

I had a rant on blogging and my addiction to beauty stuff a while back <you can read it here if you’re curious> and I brought up the possibility of not blogging anymore. Friends were encouraging me to continue blogging, but maybe talk about something other than beauty related. I thought that was a really… Read more »

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Empties: Devoured and Dumped

There is no way to make empties post interesting. However, I still want to document what I used up. I have used up skincare as usual, and threw out old makeup. I threw out mostly old pencils, both eye pencils and lip pencils. Dude, I had eye infections so regularly, I totally freaked out. Gone… Read more »

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Beauty Influencer’s Sunday Column Vol.10: ​What are essential makeup brushes everyone should own?

      What are essential makeup brushes everyone should own?       RAE | Canada | the Notice: a beauty blog I think everyone needs to own a dense foundation brush, a pinpoint concealer brush (I favour fine-tipped art brushes, or a lip brush like the Make Up For Ever 304), and at least three good… Read more »

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Announcement: Blog Sale is Live

Hey guys, just a short announcement that I put up some things in the blog sale, and they are looking for a new home! All of them are very lightly used products. Those that have been used more often are usually given away instead. There are quite a few limited edition items and I’m actually… Read more »

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Review: Clinique Quickliner For Eyes Intense in Intense Chocolate is Intensely Annoying

When it comes to eye pencils, I like mine to be retractable. Takes the sharpening out of the equation. I also like my liners to be smudge proof and humidity proof. I have a lot of black liners, so I thought I’d go for brown. I swatched this brown and I immediately fell in love.  … Read more »

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Sunday Stash Shopping #50: By Terry Ombre Blackstar Misty Rock

Instead of doing a review on this cream shadow in a stick, the By Terry Misty Rock, I thought I’d just use it for this stash shopping post. It took me a while to understand this product. There is a much longer setting time compared to Laura Mercier and Bobbi Brown. You can play around… Read more »

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On Rotation: Sunscreens

Have I mentioned before that I don’t go out of the house without sunscreen on my face at least? Have I also mentioned before that I use sunscreen even when it’s cloudy or there’s thunderstorm? I also apply sunscreen on my children, hoping it will instill a habit in them. Currently, I have 4 sunscreens… Read more »

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Importing Cosmetics To Malaysia: Your Risk

I thought I want to share with you my recent experience with purchasing cosmetics online. The buying experience was great, but things went downhill as the package reached Malaysian shores. Let me just tell you that I’ve been purchasing cosmetics online, from makeup to skincare, and I’ve never had any problems getting them delivered to… Read more »

Melvita Argan Oil

Review: Melvita Argan+ Face Oil

I never had much luck with face oils. I tried just a couple, and then I gave up. I really didn’t want to try again just in case I break out unnecessarily. I can live without face oils, but I can’t live with breakouts, thank you very much. I first heard of argan oil from a… Read more »

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    Review: La Mer Reparative SkinTint SPF30

    I haven’t tried any coloured products from La Mer before. I know they had something called Fluid Tint a few years back which was discontinued. I was eager to try, and something called skin tint is very appropriate. I’d be disappointed if La Mer went down the alphabet line, you know. So, I was happy… Read more »

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    Beauty Influencer’s Sunday Column Volume 8: Current Skincare Routine

    Today, we’re talking about something close to my heart. Skincare. My mother started me on skincare since I was 16. Something very basic like cleanser, toner and moisturizer. I didn’t realize the importance of it, until I started working. I’m never without my sunscreen and I apply eye cream every morning and night without fail…. Read more »

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    Review: Dior Diorskin Nude Air Serum Foundation, Powder and Loose Powder

    ** Warning, lengthy post ** Dior released its Diorskin Star late last year, and in less than a year, there’s another new foundation. I’m very sure you’ve already heard of it by now – nearly every blog I read has mentioned or reviewed this. It’s the Diorskin Nude Air Serum Foundation (RM191 / 30ml). Accompanying its… Read more »

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    On Rotation: Face Brushes

    I decided to add a new ‘series’ on the blog. Let’s just call it On Rotation, since I’ll be talking about products I’ve been using regularly. Something like current favourites which I always fail to do! While I feature a fair bit of product reviews here, I like to stick to a handful of products for some… Read more »

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    Sunday Stash Shopping #47 with Shiseido

    I’ve been wanting to show you guys how the Shiseido Maquillage Dramatic Mood Veil in RD100 look on my skin. You saw how beautiful it is when I posted it on Instagram and isn’t it about time I did a look using it? Since I did a Bobbi Brown centric look recently, I thought I’d… Read more »

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    Review: Biotherm Aquasource and Blue Therapy Serum-in-Oil

    Do you remember how I raved about the Biotherm Life Plankton Essence? It immediately put Biotherm on my radar! Today, I have 2 more products to show you, and again, I”m impressed! Aquasource (RM149) is a very light gel moisturizer and it’s a must if your skin needs an instant H2O boost. The Blue Therapy… Read more »

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    Review: Clinique Pop Lip Color + Primer in Melon Pop and Cherry Pop

    I’ve been seeing these Clinique Pop Lip Colors everywhere. It’s not surprising, since these are really affordable, and the shades available are really pretty. They are pigmented lipstick and lip primer in one. The smoothing primer is infused with the lipstick so that lips look juicier, smoother. The Pop Lip Colors give a modern velvety… Read more »

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    Beauty Influencer’s Sunday Column Vol.7: How has your makeup style changed over the years?

    I love today’s topic. It’s about how our makeup style has changed throughout the years. It’s interesting, looking back, considering I only started wearing makeup when I was pregnant with my first child. That was about 8-9 years back. CRAZY! However, I didn’t really start experimenting since a year before I started the blog, which… Read more »

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    A Casual Look with Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy in Envious and Little Black Primer

    I like my wardrobe to be monochromatic. Recently, I like my makeup to be bright on the lips and minimal elsewhere. I prefer clean looks, so it’s usually flawless skin (try to anyway!), defined lashes without falsies and bold lip. A simple but classic look. Thing is, I have annoying lashes. Very uncooperative and they like to… Read more »