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Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam Review

by Em @ Polkadotparadiso

After a few weeks of using the Tosowoong Enzyme Cleanser I decided I should probably use something more gentle While I love the exfoliation of it, I was beginning to get a little worried that it was just too harsh. Particularly as I was using it every single day. My skin was red more often than not after use so I started looking for an alternative. After some research I decided to give an Innisfree cleanser a whirl. Foam cleansers normally don’t agree with me but it had some good reviews and I’m really loving Innisfree products at the moment. I was shopping for my new cleanser over on my favourite ebay shop. There’s a huge selection of Innisfree cleansers (and just cleansers in general) and I was a little overwhelmed. I try not to overthink skincare purchases too much. I look at a few reviews, but I don’t like to spend hours on a choice. After looking at the selection I gravitated towards Innisfree. From there, the Jeju Volcanic Foam caught my eye as blocked pores are one of my biggest skin concerns. This cost just £8 for 150ml but if you like it you can get double the size for just £12. How to use You simply need to squeeze some of the product onto your hand and then get both your hands wet. From there, you rub them together to get the product worked up into a small foam and then start applying to your face.  The product itself is actually a thick cream. It’s not what you’d expect from a cleanser calling itself a foam. It’s got a few small beads in it, but very few. Just enough to give your skin a light exfoliation. It lathers up nicely on your skin, in a soft creamy way. After washing off my skin actually feels squeaky clean. I don’t think I’ve ever had that with a cleanser before. You might think that my skin feels dry if it’s squeaky clean but it’s really not. This is completely different from any other foaming cleanser I’ve used before. My skin is soft, clean and moisturised after use. So have I ditched the Tosowoong? Definitely not. I’m using that a couple of times of a week when my skin is feeling a little rough or I’ve got the beginnings of an acne flare up. I then use my CosRX Overnight Rice Mask for a bit of extra moisure on those evenings. So far this combination has been working really well for me. I haven’t felt like my skin has been feeling stripped at all. I’m continuing to be impressed with Innisfree and am building quite a range now. I’ve recently just added an eye cream and toner to my collection. I don’t have any wash off masks in my routine yet, but I’m thinking of picking up one of the Innisfree clay masks soon. If you have any suggestions, please let me know in the comments below! This post contains affiliate links. They don’t cost anything to follow, but do help support the blog!

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5 Important Travel Must-Haves You Must Never Forget

by Kaycee Enerva @ Top Beauty and Lifestyle Blog on Makeup, Skincare, Fitness, Tech, Food, Travel

It’s always exciting to plan for travel. Prepare our things like plane tickets, outfits, and tour itinerary. But sometimes the too much enthusiasm cause us to forget things. When do you plan to go on your next holiday vacation? 5 Important Travel Must-Haves You Must Never Forget #5 Cheap Sunglasses Sure. You probably own cool Ray-Ban aviators or Oakleys that you’d like to bring. I suggest not. People are most likely to lose their sunnies during travel and it’s better to pack something more affordable. So if you won’t cry when you lose it. #4 Power Banks How many power banks do you own? One? Two? 5? I highly suggest not to forget this important travel must-have. We can never have enough power banks to charge our dying phones due to too much picture taking.   #3 Travel Insurance We see this all the time. My friends and I are guilty of ignoring travel insurance just to try and save on tickets. Big mistake. HUUUUUUGE. You never know what may happen during your vacation and you’re far away from friends or family *if you’re not with them. Getting a travel insurance will give you a peace of mind. Not piece of mind. […]

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[REVIEW] Kiss Me Heroine Make Long and Curl Mascara

[REVIEW] Kiss Me Heroine Make Long and Curl Mascara


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If you ask recommendation for Japanese mascara to anyone that love Asian Beauty, I’m pretty sure that this Kiss Me Heroine Make Long and Curl Mascara will come out as one of their recommendat…

When I was pregnant for only 15 weeks.

by noreply@blogger.com (Liyana Hanim) @ Life in technicolor

There's a big reason why I haven't blog for the past few weeks..

I contemplated many times whether should I blog about this or not.Initially I wanted to blog about it because I wanted to share my experience and how I got through it with you my dear blog readers.

I know some of you have been reading my blog for years and probably realized that for the past few years I share less and less about my personal life and my feelings..which I used to do back when I was very young.

Because I decided a few years back,that I wanted this blog just to be about me sharing my reviews on beauty products,food places,movies and so forth.

But then again sometimes you just want to blog about something major that happened in your life..like the time I got engaged and married.As some of you may know,I've been married with Razin for more than a year.We got married on 1/1/2015.Such a beautiful day and date.

The beginning

At the end of December last year,my period was late and my period has always been on time every month.Razin went to buy the Clear Blue pregnancy test and it turned out positive.Afterwards we even went out again to buy another test kit that will show how many weeks exactly have I been pregnant.

And it stated there that I've been pregnant for 2-3 weeks(which is actually 5 weeks since conception).So at the end of Dec I found out that I've been pregnant for 5 weeks.

It was a bit of a surprise and I was taken aback at first but we were happy.It was a pregnancy that wasn't planned at all. Razin and I talked about it before..around 6-7 months into our marriage,when we decided that if it happens,it happens.

The very next day we went to Klinik Kesihatan to get myself checked up and to get that pink book.And obviously I started taking folic acid,drank the Anmum Materna milk,refrain from eating a lot of foods that a pregnant lady weren't suppose to eat,and etc.

I didn't tell a lot of people about my pregnancy..only close family and friends.My colleagues also found out as I was puking at the office from morning sickness.I had to tell my boss as my work involves quite a bit of travelling daily to see clients so I can't really do much of that anymore.

Things were going great other than my morning sickness and back pain..but during the 8-9 weeks,these weird brown discharge started to appear and I was panicking.After I got of from work,we went to see the doctor and this was 3 days before CNY.We went to see..two different doctors in two days.We went to Klinik Ajwa and the doctor there referred us to Hospital Umra,to see a specialist.

Basically,what they found out was that,the size of the baby doesn't match how long I have been pregnant.So there's two things..it's either they wrongly calculated my due date OR there's a possibility that the baby isn't growing which will eventually lead to a miscarriage.

But I wasn't given any medicine or anything by the hospital..they were..quite nonchalant about it to be honest.I guess they didn't see it as a big of a deal because I wasn't experiencing any pain nor was I bleeding profusely.They asked me to come back for a checkup in two weeks time.

Being that this is a first time for Razin and I,of course we have no idea of what we should do and how to go about it.We told our parents/close family a day after and got the advice that we needed.Both of my mama and my mother in law also shared with me how they've experienced 4 miscarriages between them and it's not something that I should be worried about if  and when it happens.

The middle

Right after CNY,it was on a Wednesday so we went to the new Hospital Shah Alam as we want a better explanation of the situation.They asked me to go to the Emergency Ward.

The specialist there finally gave us a clear picture of the situation,what to expect and what to do.

Of course I cried then and there because I felt that if a miscarriage were to happen,it's my fault.The doctor shed a tear as well and told me it's not my fault and that if the baby is not growing,it's because of chromosomal abnormalities. (click to read about it) 

It's something that's out of our hands if it were to happen.The doctor also explained to me..if a baby were to be born with the chromosomal abnormalities,the baby will have health problems and it will be stillborn(not born alive).

She even gave me 1 week MC so that I can rest and I had to take Duphaston as well,in the hopes that it will help the situation.I have to come back in 2 weeks time for my final checkup to see how to go about from there.

So for the 2 weeks,we just keep praying,try our best and leave everything else in the hands of Allah the almighty.

During the 2 weeks,my wonderful husband took care of me.He took care of everything.I'm lucky that he's a freelance creative designer so he's around when I need him.My husband prepared my food,did the laundry,he cleaned and he was always trying to keep me positive.

But to be honest,I was crying everytime I was on the praying mat because I was feeling all these emotions..sadness,worry,guilt and a lot more.

The doctor,my husband,our parents all told me to not feel like it's my fault.But because I was the one carrying the baby inside of me of course I felt like..it's sort of my fault.

But I was also a bit like..why does this happen?Because I'm relatively healthy..I've never been hospitalized,never had any disease or whatsoever.I've never smoke,I've never taken any drugs and never had even a sip of alcohol.

And it come to my realization that this is what we call in Islam,'qada and qadar".If something is meant for you,it will be yours.If something isn't meant for you,doesn't matter how hard you work for it and you give it your best,it won't be yours.

The ending

So after two weeks and I was pregnant for 15 weeks,we went back to the hospital on Wednesday,2nd March 2016.After they did the scan..they could see that the shape of the sac isn't pretty anymore and it isn't growing as well.So they have to schedule me for D&C surgery as mine is considered as a missed miscarriage.Because there's no bleeding,no passing of tissue or any abdominal pain.

D&C stands for dilation and curettage..this is the last option in a miscarriage as in most cases the baby will miscarry naturally.I've never been hospitalized or had any surgery done on me..so it's safe to say that I was a bit scared.You'd think that i'd be bawling my eyes out at the hospital but I've been crying almost everyday for 2 weeks that..I've come to accept it..or so I thought.

On 3rd of March,I went back to the hospital because the anaesthesiologist have to asses me for the surgery.There were quite a few forms to fill and guidelines for me to follow before I do my surgery on 4th of March.

But lo and behold,around midnight on 3rd of March,I was bleeding..a lot.My husband brought me to the emergency ward and I have never bled that much in my 29 years of living.They had to put needle on my wrist to give me painkillers as I was in so much pain.

They manage to remove the sac at about 4am with no surgery required.They had to inject me on my hip to shrink the uterus which was painful.Then I went home with my husband and my parents who were there with me.

It was a bit surreal.I was at the hospital for almost 5 hours and when I remembered it...it was so uncomfortable and painful.Imagine waiting for 3 hours while you're bleeding like mad(because there was a lot of people).

I've come to accept the fact that I lost our baby..sadness does creeps up from time to time but I'm just so thankful for everything.I'm so thankful for having such a great husband who takes care of me everyday,who cares so much about my well-being.My family and my in laws who have been so supportive.My close friends who gave me words of encouragement.And other people who I might have missed out here.

For the ladies out there who have experienced miscarriage before..know that you'll be okay and God has a better plan for us.May our babies wait for us in heaven.If you need to cry it out,cry it out.But try to always keep a positive mind and if you need a break from work,just do it.That's what I did.

I put a pause on my life and left my job at Malaysiakini because I needed time to think things through and I wanted a fresh start.Also because I know that I have to go through pantang(confinement) and with my somewhat fragile emotional state(2 weeks back),I know that I won't be able to focus much on my job.

I'm certainly doing better now..hence why I'm able to write about this and share my experience.I have a lot to be thankful for in life and sometimes it may not be a bed of roses..but I always believe that Allah won't test you beyond your capacity.As what is stated in Surah Al-Baqarah,verse 286(ayat 286).


Allah does not charge a soul except [with that within] its capacity. It will have [the consequence of] what [good] it has gained, and it will bear [the consequence of] what [evil] it has earned. "Our Lord, do not impose blame upon us if we have forgotten or erred. Our Lord, and lay not upon us a burden like that which You laid upon those before us. Our Lord, and burden us not with that which we have no ability to bear. And pardon us; and forgive us; and have mercy upon us. You are our protector, so give us victory over the disbelieving people."


The Androgyny Palette: Jeffree Star’s Idea Of A Neutral Palette

by Bun Bun @ Bun Bun Makeup Tips and Beauty Product Reviews

It’s been a while since I’ve been THIS excited over an eyeshadow palette! After one too many nude palettes, things were getting darn boring. Don’t get me wrong, nudes and neutrals will always be staples. Different intensities of a champagne, of a burnt orange, of a matte chocolate create looks from simple to vampy; and […]

YUÈ by The Westin Kuala Lumpur

by Choi Yen @ Mimi's Dining Room

Mid Autumn Festival is fast approaching and the most popular delicacy will certainly be mooncake. Round as a moon (get it?). Is it only me but I actually rate Mid Autumn Festival more than Chinese New Year, maybe because of the less hectic run-up to the day and also playing with lanterns and candles are much “prettier” than giving out [...]

“Dòng Họ” Các Sản Phẩm Chứa Vitamin B5 – Vitamin Cho Da Nhạy Cảm

by mint mint @ Mỹ Phẩm Xách Tay – Mint Cosmetics.

Từ ngàn đời nay, Vitamin B5 luôn được biết đến là “người anh hùng thầm lặng” cho làn da nhạy cảm. B5 không phải chất trị mụn hay dưỡng trắng thần thánh gì, nhưng em âm thầm làm các nhiệm vụ giữ ẩm, củng cố hàng rào da, giúp da khoẻ lên mỗi ngày, giảm

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Tony Moly Panda’s Dream Smudge Out Mascara Review

by Em @ Polkadotparadiso

I love pandas If you’ve seen my Etsy shop, you’ll have noticed this too! Knowing this and my love for Korean beauty, my other half picked up an awesome birthday gift for me this year. Panda’s Dream Smudge Out Mascara, by Tony Moly. I took one look at it and knew it ticked all the boxes for an awesome present! Probably without realising, he managed to pick up a mascara that looked cute and was Korean but is also smudge proof! Thanks to my oily lids and contact lenses, I absolutely need smudge proof mascara. The mascara You can find this over on Amazon but I’ve also seen it around some Ebay shops too. The mascara is 10g and comes in super cute packaging with the ‘lid’ actually a panda! It comes in two varieties – volume or long lash. I have the volume version. The brush The brush on the volume version is long and straight. On the long lash, it’s curved as you’d expect. The fine bristles on this really help to catch all the lashes and coat them all. The product isn’t gloopy at all and is very easy to use. It coats my lashes nicely without leaving them looking spidery. While sometimes this style of brush can lead to too much product on your lashes, I find it works well here and I don’t get that problem. After application my eyes look brighter and more awake. There’s definitely some added volume there. While this isn’t the long lash version, they definitely look a little longer. If you like a bit of curl to your lashes though this probably isn’t the mascara for you. This mascara opens up the lashes but there’s no curling here at all. You may have more success with the long lash version for that, with it’s curved brush. Actually smudge proof? I wear this all day and all night and never have to worry about panda eyes. I’m sure there’s a joke in there about a panda mascara and having panda eyes! This doesn’t budge throughout the day at all and I’m super impressed. It would be really easy for this mascara just to be all about the cute and not actually any good but the opposite is true here. Even though it doesn’t budge it’s easy to remove with a waterproof eye make up remover. I use my Sephora one and have had no issues. It comes off in small bits with the eye make up remover and then my first cleanse just washes any residue away. Repurchase worthy? Absolutely. I love this mascara. It makes my lashes look lovely all day long and isn’t a pain to remove. It’s pretty inexpensive at around £10 including postage and it looks super cute in my make up tray. What more could I want? Items like this definitely disprove that just because the packaging is cute the product inside is pretty poor. I used to go for boring looking products as they tended to be of a higher quality. When it comes to Korean products though, there’s so many pretty looking but great quality products! This is now the second item in the Panda’s Dream range that I’ve tried and I’m eager to try more. If you have any recommendations, please let me know in the comments below! This post contains affiliate links. They don’t cost anything to follow, but do help support the blog!

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She's Baaaaaaaaaaack!

by noreply@blogger.com (Laura Moriarty) @ Geisha Baby



...Hello? Remember me? I used to write a blog named Geisha Baby a while back...I took an unexpected break and said I'd be back, then I disappeared again. Well, I'm hoping I'm back for good now! Before, I didn't think anyone really read my blog but I actually had a few people say they missed my blog and found my posts useful and interesting, especially my recent daily posts about Japan - at least two friends have told me they used my posts to help plan their own trip to Japan, and navigate around when they got there.

That made me really happy and actually want to start blogging again. I have been doing some really interesting and fun things during my hiatus, so thankfully I have quite a lot of blog about. I had a bit of a think about what I'd like to keep blogging about and if there were any new things I'd like to bring to my blog. I still adore alternative fashion, beauty, Asian beauty and making reviews so there'll definitely be a continuation of those posts. Since I've been away, I actually went to Japan for a second time, so I have lots more photos, posts and travel information to post! And since I've been back, I've been continuing with my business. Whilst I have travelled for work, I have also been taking the time to sightsee afterwards, and especially seek out all the alternative, off-the-beaten-path attractions and eateries. Because of this, I thought it would be interesting to share these places and my experiences in blog posts! Not only do I love alternative fashion, beauty, music, entertainment, etc but even alternative travel, so it's natural to just say my blog is 'alternative lifestyle' now! It encompasses everything I love to write about!

I have updated my blog theme and banner to reflect my style more now; I'm really loving grey recently. It's dark and gloomy, but also chic, which is what I aspire to haha~

As I have been doing lots of interesting things and taking lots of photos, I've decided to work backwards in writing all my experiences as it's hard to keep track or pick which to write first! Stay tuned for my next post which is about a Gyaru fashion meet in Birmingham I attended! Thank you all for continuing to read, please let me know you're still here in the comments or by sharing and help me continue my blog!

Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat, New Zealand – Mini Getaway Review

by Thu @ Face Made Up – Beauty Product Reviews, Makeup Tutorial Videos & Lifestyle

Perched on a clifftop overlooking the still blue waters of Lake Pukaki and with Aoraki Mt Cook out on the horizon, the Ashley Mackenzie Villa of Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat is the perfect place for some serious down time. Despite the owners, Luke and Kaye Paardekooper, residing in the Pukaki Homestead a mere 350 metres away, the Ashley Mackenzie Villa feels utterly secluded. The European style farmhouse accommodates up to 4 people, with two large double bedrooms connected by a spacious open plan drawing room, complete with open fireplace. Just outside of the villa, not only do you have the option to dine alfresco, you also have access to the Fanfail spa: a small workout room, a massage room (you have to book in for a massage in advance to secure the masseuse as they don’t work on site), a sauna and an outdoor hot tub (which was absolutely divine when it is so cold outside) strategically placed to make the most of the picturesque view. Breakfast provisions were home grown or locally produced and included eggs, bacon, sausage, home-made muesli (possibly one of the best mueslis I have ever had) and jams. You have the option to have Luke […]

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Review: Kiss Me FERME Long & Volume Mascara WP in Black

by stylishlyglam @ Stylishly Glam

Mascara is one item I cannot go without and I just realized, I haven’t talked about my favourite one on the blog!  It’s the Kiss Me FERME Waterproof Long & Volume Mascara in black.  This mascara quickly became a holy… Continue Reading

Benefit’s Of Argan Oil For Your Hair

by stylishlyglam @ Stylishly Glam

I am a huge lover of oils!!!  I use it for everything, from cooking, baking, skincare and haircare.  I’ve tried Avocado, Macadamia Nut, Sweet Almond, Coconut, Jojoba, Rosehip and the list goes on.  Today I want to talk about an… Continue Reading

Kiss Me Heroine Long and Curl Mascara and Mascara Remover Review

by Lulu @ honeynlacquer

I am a pretty low maintenance girl when it comes to everyday makeup but I always strive to leave the house with mascara. My natural eyelashes are very straight and  annoyingly point downwards instead of up and out, making my eyes appear smaller and less awake. Thankfully, two pumps of my eyelash curler and a quick […]

Lush Cosmetics ラッシュ No Drought Dry Shampoo Review

by vivalahighstreet @ Viva La Highstreet!

My hair is bound to be flat, as much as I try. I often skip conditioner or anything moisturizing for my hair. I also stay away from gels and mousse as they weigh my hair down. I like to use dry shampoo to save time and to avoid washing my hair every day. My hair […]

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Buy KissMe Heroine Make Volume & Curl Mascara Super WP - Philippines - Calyxta

Buy KissMe Heroine Make Volume & Curl Mascara Super WP - Philippines - Calyxta


Calyxta

What it is:A super waterproof mascara that curls and makes eyelashes fuller and thicker.What it does:This fiber-in and pure black mascara volumizes and keeps your eyelashes curled for more than 24 hours. It is also sweat, grease and tear-proof.

Du lịch tự túc Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur – Penang – Langkawi – Melaka)(P.3)

by Vy Nguyen @ VYNGUYENSW

Du lịch tự túc Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur – Penang – Langkawi – Melaka)(P.1) Du lịch tự túc Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur – Penang – Langkawi – Melaka)(P.2) Ngày 27 du lịch tự túc Malaysia Ngày hôm nay mình vẫn còn lưu lại ở Penang. Sáng, sau khi đã có 1 bữa ăn hoàn chỉnh tại khách sạn, mình theo hướng ra Little India để đổi thêm 1 ít tiền Malay. Săn tiện bạn có thể tham quan khu vực này luôn nhé. Vì gấp và trời cũng khá nắng nên mình không chụp nhiều hình ảnh. Từ khách sạn ra đến Little India thật ra không quá xa, bạn hoàn toàn có thể đi bộ cho cả lượt đi và lượt về. Nhưng tốt nhất là cứ bung dù ra cho mát mẻ. Hãy sử dụng Google Map để việc di chuyển đúng hướng và dễ dàng hơn. Chỉ mất tầm 11′ để ra được đến nơi. Đó là lí do vì sao mình nghĩ việc chọn khách sạn Reunion Heritage House này là 1 sự lựa chọn hoàn hảo nhất. Sau khi trở về lại khách sạn để lấy 1 số đồ đạc, mình tiếp tục đi bộ ra bảo tàng […]

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Review: CANMAKE TOKYO Transparent Finish Powder in PL

by stylishlyglam @ Stylishly Glam

Wow, can you believe it’s already the end of January!  Weren’t we just celebrating the New Year, oh how time flies.  I hope you’re all having an amazing week so far.  This week has been the coldest, we’ve the this… Continue Reading

Review: Cosmo Premium Collagen Drink (Photos, Price, Benefits)

by Kaycee Enerva @ Top Beauty and Lifestyle Blog on Makeup, Skincare, Fitness, Tech, Food, Travel

No sugar. No flavoring. Just pure 20,000mg of pure collagen from Cosmo Skin. I was browsing around Watson’s scouring for a new collagen supplement to try. The pharmacist on the counter was courteous enough to recommend me Cosmo Skin Premium Collagen Drink. Now there are a lot of other collagen available that day; Watson’s Jelly, Mosbeau Placenta Collagen, Shiseido The Collagen. But I decided to purchase this one because she told me this has the highest mg content of collagen. (Learn more about collagen here) What? Cosmo Premium Collagen Drink Where to buy? Leading Drugstores How much does it cost? 120php per sachet   Cosmo Premium Collagen Ingredients It says in the back it has 20,000mg of collagen and 0 calories. Some collagen supplements like Shiseido or Belo Collagen mix in some sort of flavoring or sugar in them to make the drink more palatable since collagen is either marine, sheep or pig derived (yes pig) Directions Mix with 200ml liquid. You can mix it with water, juices, coffee, any liquid. I just used water on this one to find out how it tastes like by itself.   Review: Cosmo Premium Collagen Drink Price – The price is fair enough for […]

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Review: Givenchy Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick in 05 Nude In The Dark

by stylishlyglam @ Stylishly Glam

Hello lovelies, as you know, I’m a complete lipstick addict (I know I’m not the only) and I couldn’t resist picking up one of the newly revamped Givenchy Rouge Interdit Satin Lipsticks!  I mean, how could I not with this… Continue Reading

Spring Makeup Tutorial: Bridal & Special Occasions

by Thu @ Face Made Up – Beauty Product Reviews, Makeup Tutorial Videos & Lifestyle

As the northern hemisphere is now well and truly into Spring, it’s time to roll out the lighter textures, softer colours and more luminous, glowing bases. I’ve created a soft yet glamorous look that is the perfect bridal makeup look or suitable for any special occasion. As everything is kept light and soft, the makeup remains appropriate for daytime. Products Featured: Makeup Forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Smoothing Primer Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in Natural Beige Maybelline Brow Satin in Medium Brown Rimmel Brow This Way Brow Styling Gel in Mid Brown Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer in Medium and  Light-Medium Honey Morphe 35O Palette Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencils in Demolition and Perversion Loreal False Lash Telescopic Waterproof Mascara Glam Manicare False Lashes in Miranda Mac Extended Play Gigablack Lash Mascara Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder Benefit Hoola Bronzer Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop from the Becca X Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette Becca Luminous Blush in Rose Spritz  from the Becca X Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette (limited edition) Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo in Futurist Nars Lipgloss in Chelsea Girl Loreal Infallible Fixing Mist SHOP THIS POST

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You Don’t Need To Be Losing Hair To Experience This – Beijing 101 Hair Treatments

by Bun Bun @ Bun Bun Makeup Tips and Beauty Product Reviews

I often wonder: Is there a way to accurately determine the weight of our hair without having to go to the extreme measure of chopping it all off and placing it on a scale? It interests me to find out because all the scalp scans I’ve done show that while the average person has one […]

Milk Makeup Review: Matte Bronzer, Lip + Cheek, Highlighter & Blur Stick

by Thu @ Face Made Up – Beauty Product Reviews, Makeup Tutorial Videos & Lifestyle

SHOP THIS POST I was recently able to get my hands on a few of the products from the hip and rather hyped-up US makeup brand, Milk Makeup. Selecting which products to get my mitts on first was a definitely a challenge (if only money was no object) but I managed to narrow it down to four: the Blur Stick, a matte primer; the Matte Bronzer; the Lip + Cheek, a multi-use tint, and the Highlighter. These particular four face products come in fun, chubby style, twist-up stick packaging which means that they are not only practical to carry around on the go but they can also be applied directly onto the face without the need for any makeup brushes or tools. The only slightly annoying feature is the double cap but I assume that the inner cap is to further protect the product and possibly stop it from drying out? So yes, you have to remove the main outer cap, then the inner cap before you get to the product. If you’re on the go, this can be annoying and I wouldn’t be surprised if one or both goes AWOL especially as they are both clear. Blur Stick The […]

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Tape Shape Contour Concealer Review & Swatches

by Thu @ Face Made Up – Beauty Product Reviews, Makeup Tutorial Videos & Lifestyle

SHOP THIS POST Finally, finally, FINALLY managed to get my hands on the Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer after being out of stock consistently for absolute months since it’s launch last year. It’s not like I live anywhere remotely near an ULTA store so I’ve had to stalk the Tarte website sporadically (but have never been quite fast enough – you snooze, you lose right?).  If there was ever a product I’ve wanted to get my hands on so desperately (aside from the Master palette by Mario and the Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette – and I totally blame YouTube – #youtubemademedoit), it’s this. Let’s start with the exterior. The packaging is rather chunky compared to its peers but that’s because it houses the fattest doe-foot wand applicator I’ve ever come across. Many people like it but I’m rather indifferent to it as I don’t apply it straight to the face. That’s far too much product, for me personally. Trust me, a little goes a very long way with this concealer. I tend to ‘dab’ the wand onto the back of my hand (using it as a palette to mix the colours) and pick up the product from there. It’s always easier to […]

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Latest Etsy Planner Stickers Haul

by Em @ Polkadotparadiso

I’ve had a little Etsy splurge I’m a sucker for sales and with Christmas in July comes sales and coupon codes! I picked up some more stickers from a shop I know and love, and found a new UK shop to try! Samantha Mae Sticks I picked up some great stickers from this shop a while back. Thanks to the quality and originality of her stickers, I knew I needed more! Using a thank you code I had from that previous order, I picked up a few more of her stickers to add to my collection.  All these goodies and the freebie sampler came in at just under £14 including shipping!  The thing I love most about Samantha Mae Sticks products is how you can get the majority of them in either colourful or neutral. Having neutral stickers means I can just use them any week, with whatever kit I’ve got down and there’ll be no clashing. More shops (including my own) need more black and white stickers. I especially love these little to do checklist boxes.  These blog and design stickers are just beautiful. Between the little drawings and pretty cursive I can’t wait to get using these in my planner.  Finally I bought these cute little Instagram icons so I track what I’m posting each day. I actually wish I’d bought more of these! The freebie sampler I received with the order was super cute and full of some gorgeous hand drawn designs. Speaking of gorgeous, lets talk how the order came.  This little folder is such a nice touch. Inside the left pocket was my sampler and a cute die cut and on the right was my order. I also loved the personal touch of my name handwritten on the front. Wendy Prints When you look at a shop millions of times and never actually checkout. Then along comes the Christmas in July sale and you finally take the plunge! This was me with Wendy Prints, a UK based shop I’d been dying to try for ages but never quite got around to it.  Those kits have got exactly the bright colours I love and a take a look at that red headed character!  This kit is called Moonstruck and I just love it. It’s the only one I bought that has pastels but mixed with the dark blue and gold it’s just lovely. The kits are usually priced at £4.95 which is good value for two sheets. I’ll easily get two weeks out of this kit thanks to the range of different stickers.  This kit is Planner Gem and I just love the blue and purple combo. As you can see there’s a slight difference in some of the stickers available in each kit. I think I like this format better with the half boxes on the left hand sheet. I’m not a huge fan of the clip art in the kit but as there’s only a few stickers, it wasn’t enough to put me off the whole kit. Finally for kits I picked up my first Autumn kit of the season, Pumpkin Fall. It’s nice to see an Autumn kit that isn’t just all browns!  I just had to pick up some of these cute character stickers with a lovely red head. I don’t normally care about planner stickers looking like me but these were too cute to pass up. I’m especially excited to get using the bike stickers now I’ve started cycling again.  Finally are these super cute day off stickers. Perfect for those random days of holiday. I liked the little sampler I received with a nice little colour combination. The sticker paper from Wendy Prints isn’t as thick or smooth feeling as that from Samantha Mae Sticks. The designs of the stickers and kits though are super cute with lovely vibrant colours. The cuts were also perfect. I’ll definitely be ordering again soon! Have you got any Etsy shops you think I should try? Pop some recommendations in the comments below! This post contains affiliate links. They don’t cost anything to follow but do help support the blog!

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Bí Kíp Xử Lí Triệt Để Mụn Cho Cơ Thể

by mint mint @ Mỹ Phẩm Xách Tay – Mint Cosmetics.

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Japanese Makeup Review: Isehan Kiss Me Heroine Make Super Water Proof Mascara キスミー ヒロイン メイク ロング & カール マスカラ

Japanese Makeup Review: Isehan Kiss Me Heroine Make Super Water Proof Mascara キスミー ヒロイン メイク ロング & カール マスカラ


Viva La Highstreet!

Once in a while I wander around looking Japanese makeup to try. This is when I found Isehan Kiss Me Heroine Make Super Water Proof Mascara キスミー ヒロイン メイク ロング & カール マスカラ.

The Best Cha Ca In Hanoi Old Quarter: Cha Ca La Vong VS Cha Ca Thang Long

by Bun Bun @ Bun Bun Makeup Tips and Beauty Product Reviews

“Cha Ca! Fried fish!”, exclaimed the hotel receptionist with much enthusiasm when we asked her to recommend her favorite food in Hanoi Old Quarter. She specifically mentioned Cha Ca Thang Long at 21 Duong Thanh and mapped it out for us, reminding us, “MUST GO!”. Cha Ca is Vietnamese Style Fish with Turmeric & Dill, and […]

It's been awhile

by noreply@blogger.com (Pat Thai) @ how do i thai?

Hello!

I apologize for the absence, but I also don't want to draw attention to it too much because I'm not quite sure what use there is for that!

I'm going through a weird transition right now with this blog. On the one hand, I am still interested in predominantly Asian Beauty, but on the other hand, my interests are diverging away towards larger topics. Does it make sense to try to mesh somewhat disparate topics all into one blog? At the same time, I don't know if it makes sense to separate into two.

It's funny to go through a transition when I've been mostly absent with this blog. I had very high aspirations, but perhaps I shouldn't have started it the summer before graduate school :P I was anticipating a bit more free time, but also didn't realize how involved I'd be. I am super grateful for it all, but I do miss writing/blogging.

As I write that out, I realize that it doesn't make sense to mesh it all into one blog. Well, it does, but it would be the most uncategorizable "lifestyle" blog ever.

I might just go with that, and I hope you all don't mind the weird topics that get interjected into this blog as I [very, very] slowly move forward with it all. Maybe later down the line I'll brand it all better. But for now, I'm more interested in just continuing to blog and write. I only hope that the material I share is somewhat of interest and of use to everyone :)

Side note: I will say that one thing that will most definitely change is the length of my posts. I am aiming on keeping my reviews a bit more editorial and short. I'm trying to be better at keeping things "to the point" instead of a very long narrative. I am of the firm belief that things be succinct and engaging while still informative. Let's see how that goes!

Onwards with more posts, hopefully!

Review kem highlight benefit high beam

by vynguyensw @ VYNGUYENSW

Review kem highlight benefit high beam Thông thường, ngoài việc sử dụng 1 lớp kem lót và kem nền, 1 chút highlight theo mình sẽ giúp những vùng trung tâm khuôn mặt như trán, sóng mũi, 2 vùng má và cằm trông rạng rỡ và bắt sáng tốt hơn. Đặc biệt những kem highlight như benefit high beam không chỉ làm sáng những khu vực này mà còn tạo hiệu ứng lấp lánh nhẹ, da ửng hồng hơn khá hiệu quả. Trước khi lựa chọn higlight benefit high beam này, mình đã khá phân vân với highlight của the face shop, 1 sản phẩm khá tương tự nhưng có già thành ổn hơn. Nhưng nếu bạn nào cũng phân vân như mình thì cứ thử trước size mini của benefit, chỉ tầm 300k nhưng sử dụng được rất lâu, 1 phần mình cũng ít trang điểm hằng ngày nên 1 size 4ml này dùng mãi vẫn chưa hết nhé. Review kem highlight benefit high beam Vì là mỹ phẩm trang điểm nên mình cũng không có gì phải phân tích đặc biệt vào thành phần benefit high beam này. Highlight có dạng kem lỏng, tone màu hồng hơi nhũ. Hạt […]

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Stages of Relationship Growth ... ♥

by noreply@blogger.com (Uni FrankieRose Uni) @ FrankieRoseUni ... ♥

Hello guys ... :)
I just realize on the right-hand side box, i haven't changed the age and I'm 21 again, YEAH!!!

No matter how independent you were, once you are in a relationship, you become dependent. 
I used to travel alone from A to B happily, now i blame him for not sending or coming with me even just 10 out of 100 occasions. I used to be emotional independent that hardly any person can influence my mood, now within 3 seconds it may charged with anger, frustration, and irritation from bickering or argument with the other half. I used to have and enjoy my time alone, now i would rather have some activities together. I used to ... Tough!

Nature makes sure we fall in love with the most incompatible person in the entire universe ... 
I found distasteful for whom driving a noisy car. I have an aversion to whom smoke. I found it absurd that someone doesn't know how to take care of his health and how to manage his own daily chore. The statement above is true. Factual! I'm falling in love with whom i have never thought of having a relationship with before.

Relationship Growth Stages - Power Struggle Stage 
Here is when we focus on differences & flaws of the other half. There are 2 ways most couples deals with the Power Struggle Stage: 1. Break Up or 2. Survive. I would say the 3rd one is Avoidance. Once they realize the differences and flaws, they avoid. In order to go through this stage, couples need to have in mind that the outcome of this whole relationship is to make things work. Below are some useful tips to overcome this stage for you guys:-

  • accept and appreciate each other’s differences
  • learn to share power, and realize that using force will never get you what you want in love
  • realize who you are and what you have (as a couple)
  • give up your fantasies of harmony without struggle
  • surrender to life just the way it is
Related Articles: The 5 Stages of Relationship 

"Because we are in a relationship and they are ..." 
This is how we take granted of things. We think that in a relationship means we can stop putting effort in talking, communicating, learning about each other or even take the other half into consideration. People may get better treatment from your the other half than what you get from your the other half. People will have the chance of trying even though things look unworkable in the first place and because you are in a relationship with him, your unworkable things get thrown into dustbin straight away. Listening to the other half become a huge and tough task. We start to wish that things can get our way and we start to force the other half to change. 

Friend's advice is great in how to deal with this kind of behavior or attitude from the other half but those are not able to solve problems. Because the problems are US. Once one party stop making effort, nothing will move. Relationship growth will come to a stop as well. 

Be positive. 
Signing Off, 

TOTW: The Many Uses of Argan Oil

by noreply@blogger.com (BEAUTIFUL CANVAS) @ BEAUTIFUL CANVAS

I was traveling over the weekend and when it came to remove my makeup, I realized I forgot to bring my eye makeup remover.  I had on liquid eyeliner and hard to remove mascara that facial cleanser alone won't do.  To improvise, after I washed my face (the water help loosen things up a bit), I carefully rubbed on argan oil that I use as my facial moisturizer on my lids and under my eyes, follow by wiping the areas with a soft tissue paper.  Tada...it works, well too I might add.  So, next time you are in a pinch, I hope you got some oil laying around as backup.

Related:
Josie Maran Argan Oil Review

Kryolan Polyester Glimmer Fine Maroon Review

by Esha Pandit @ Makeupandbeauty.com

Hi everyone, As a kid, I loved the maroon color. I had so many maroon frocks and I used to buy a new one for every Durga puja. I have grown up now (to some extent, I believe). So, instead of buying a maroon dress, I decided to opt for this maroon glitter pot! Know […]

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The Power of Words ... ♥

by noreply@blogger.com (Uni FrankieRose Uni) @ FrankieRoseUni ... ♥


We all have different characters. 
Some of us remains calm and analyze the situation in a quarrel, some of us would like to win the quarrel by verbally abuse the other party without realizing it, some of us would suck in up and keep to her/himself. Which one is representing you?

I'm never good at fighting or making conversations.
I'm the one who always wish "I should have said that just now ..." after quarrels / incidents. When i'm in an quarrel, i couldn't think straight or analyze the situation; there would be a lot of "Go to hell, please.", "How many million people died everyday and why aren't you one?" kind of thoughts swamp into my minds. But i never said it out because it is pointless and it couldn't win me the quarrel. I ended up shut up and suck all of it up and it became one of the many suspended feelings i have had. Suspended feelings will come out uglier at a later stage and made you sensitive towards trivial.

I have hurt him with my words.
And that's the first time he cut off my call without saying goodbye when we are in the midst of arguement over the phone. I knew he will be hurt but in order to win the quarrel, i said it out. I was in a cab. Like usual, he pretends fights was never happened afterwards and i couldn't be sure if he will ever forget it. Everyone is fragile. They may forget what you said but they will always remember how you made them feel. It must be a bad feeling.

Don't ever try to retort them with that kinds of words they use.
No one likes to lose. Everyone likes to win and especially in proving their points across. They may resort to humiliate or defy your behaviors, we have to win the quarrel in a higher level of intelligence. Winning the quarrel doesn't mean speak louder or successfully humiliate the other party in return. Find out the problem and solve it. If the other party still continue, it's time for you to leave (the scene).

Grow up. Don't let anger get the better of you.
I'm bad at controlling my temper when there is a quarrel and always say something irrelevant in order to win the quarrel. I'm learning to be more rational in an argument, learning to be not let anger get the better of me, and learning to bear the consequences of my words. We never know whether we have hurt them with our words unintentionally.

Ask yourself / myself.
If the other party have died because of what you said, how would you feel?
If someone said this to me, how would i feel?

Beauty sample & sheet mask storage

by Em @ Polkadotparadiso

One of the awesome things about Korean beauty is the sampling culture. Getting a bucket of sample sachets is generally the done thing when purchasing new skincare and make up. While I’m still getting settled into a routine I’ve not been using these samples too much and instead I’ve been letting them build up. I was stuck for a while on how to store them in a non messy way. Recently though, I was sorting through my bathroom and happened upon the perfect bit of storage for all my samples.  This is part of a twin set of wooden boxes that I picked up in Ikea ages ago. I like the design of this with the storage inside as well as the recessed part on the top for anything you want to store in the open. I realised that if I made some little dividers I could store my samples in here by type of product so I could find them easily. The beauty samples set up To keep this cheap and simple I grabbed some scrap card I had lying around and measured the inside of the box to work out how big the cards needed to be. I then just wrote on the different product types and slotted it all into the box.  All the dividers aren’t the same size and they’re a horrible grey colour but this is perfect for what I need. The box has a lid so it doesn’t have to look pretty inside.  While I don’t use many of these samples, I do travel a lot for work. It’s much quicker if I can just grab a few sachets from this box. Carting a load of bottles and pots for just an overnight stay feels a bit ridiculous. The fact that they’re organised in this way means it’s really easy for me to quickly pack. Sheet mask storage I also decided to tidy up my sheet mask and nose strip storage and repurposed this pretty wire basket that I was using for something else.  This is the perfect little basket for keeping my sheet masks together. Because they’re all out as well I’m less likely to forget about any.  I keep all the sheet masks together by brand. I’ve just received a delivery today of lots of new masks to try so this has filled up nicely! Behind the sheet masks I have any other masks such as lips and eye. In front, I have all my nose strips. Together, these two make a nice little combination.  I’m hoping this will also keep me in check with my spending. If the wire basket is getting full, I should probably stop buying masks! I love to see how other people store their beauty goodies, if you’ve done a post on yours, drop the link below!

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信愛成癮 = 浪費眼淚 ... ❤

信愛成癮 = 浪費眼淚 ... ❤

by noreply@blogger.com (Uni FrankieRose Uni) @ FrankieRoseUni ... ♥



I have a girlfriend who came across a conversation while going through her boyfriend's phone ... 

A conversation between her boyfriend and his ex-girlfriend. 
"Do you miss me?" has appeared in the conversation. The song, <Lay Me Down> was sent which sent to her previously and she thought it was their song. "Can I Lay By Your Side // Next To You ... You // And Make Sure You're Alright // I'll Take Care of You ..." This was the part that was sent to both of the girls. 

When she confronted her boyfriend, the conversation has been deleted. 
And her boyfriend said it was just normal and casual conversation. He sent the song for fun. He didn't mean anything like that. 

She asked is there possibility that you guys  getting back together? 
He said NO ... Because she is engaged. 

There was more messages apologizing that she (ex-girlfriend) texted him. "I must be out of my mind when i sent you this text ... But no worry. I just want to find out whether you are doing fine." "Do you miss me?" Every betrayal started somewhere. Somewhere like this. 

From a guy's perspective, you will think that it is normal by the way they greet and talk. 
But from a girl's perspective, it is never like that. It is more than that. A girl will never text her ex for casual conversation. There must be something that she wants from him. Either this or that ... 

In the first place, she thought it must not be a big deal because he kept the conversation in his phone. But with her declared previously that she isn't going to check his phone. It was deleted later on. They fought and argued about the fact that he is allowing her to stick with him all the time and seeing every friends of him. 

It wasn't a cheating scene ... 
It was more on a disrespectful act to her. She felt disappointed. She felt betrayed. She felt disrespectful. She couldn't get through the fact that it was just a normal conversation. She wanted to leave ...

我都已經 選擇原諒你再愛一回

The girl chose to let it go. 
She didn't want to dwell on it anymore. It affected her way of thinking in the relationship as well as everything she does in her normal routine. 

What was he thinking? What if he was the one who found out this kind of conversation in her phone? Will he take her side and say the same exact thing he just said to her? 

Don't cheat! 
If you are unhappy, just leave. 

愛你浪費時間 恨你浪費眼淚
相信你的誓言 還不如去相信 這個世界上有鬼
當你表演可憐 甚至掉下眼淚
想挽回 想得太美
明天還在等我 麻煩請你靠一邊

If thing ever happens, just tell yourself this. 

我懂愛不是無所不能 但至少愛了就有可能
地球是圓的 愛會圓滿的 何必在乎沿途有多曲折

害怕愛了結局很殘忍 到最後變成了愛無能
這樣的人生 太不痛癢了 我才不要這種平安喜樂

The girl is me. 

Papergang August Review

by Em @ Polkadotparadiso

I was so excited for this month’s Papergang! The sneaks on Instagram told me it was being designed by Gemma Correll. She’s a designer whose illustrations I’ve loved for a while. The prospect of a whole box of her goodies sounded amazing! I patiently waited for the end of the month when it would arrive… I was anticipating a whole heap of red and while it’s not my favourite colour, I loved this pile of goodies on first sight! It was pretty much exactly what you’d want from a stationery box – cute pens, post its, stickers, a notepad and greetings card. The goodies First up lets talk pens. Not one but three pens in this box. In such cute designs too! My favourite has to be the ones with bunny slippers on.  These pens are all black gel pens and write pretty nicely. They skip a little and take a few seconds to dry but I enjoy using them. My only complaint is that one of the lids developed a small crack in it pretty quickly and wouldn’t stay on. It was a shame as these felt pretty sturdy and well made. In terms of paper, this box has you covered this month, with a large A5 to do pad and sticky notes. I’m pleased to report the sticky notes actually stick! It’s always a bug bear of mine when post its in boxes have zero sticking power. While the paper in these pads is thick, it’s got a recycled feel to it which I’m not a huge fan of. I like my paper to feel smooth as pens tend to bleed less. This month’s greetings card was my favourite so far of all the boxes I’ve had. I can’t wait to send this to someone! My favourite item this month It can’t come as any surprise that my favourite goodies in this month’s box were the stickers. Even how they were packaged was awesome, in a frosted envelope. Inside there’s four sheets of the same design sticker and they’re perfect for use in a planner.  That pug one is the clear favourite! These stickers are fantastic quality as they’re printed on thick glossy paper. Watch out for these appearing in some weekly spreads of mine soon! Best month yet? Absolutely. There’s nothing in this box that I didn’t like. It’s also a fantastic value box with everything inside being worth £23.85 altogether. I know I’ve said it most months of having these boxes but the value is fantastic. While I’d have preferred the paper to be a bit higher quality, it’s in keeping with the overall style of the items and won’t stop me from using them.  This months box has also helped me develop a love for pugs! The ones in Gemma’s designs are adorable.  If these goodies look too good to pass up then you can find Papergang here.

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Kiss Me Heroine Make Long & Curl Mascara | First Beauty

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Innisfree White Tone Up Eye Serum Review

by Em @ Polkadotparadiso

I’m forever in search of an eye cream that will get rid of my dark circles! After getting low on my Mizon eye cream, I decided not to repurchase and to try something new. After doing a little research online I found the Innisfree White Tone Up Eye Serum recommended quite a bit. This serum claims to be all about brightening and hydrating your eyes and that’s exactly what I need. In terms of how it does that, I didn’t find huge amount of information on the Innisfree website. It contains berry extracts to brighten the skin due to their antioxidant properties. But where it claims to moisturise the eye area it doesn’t actually highlight which ingredients help with that. It also claims to have “mineral micro pearls” to brighten the eye area. Never heard of those before but I sure was intrigued! The serum I bought it from my favourite trusty Ebay seller and as usual it came super quick.  I really do like the aesthetic of Innisfree. It strikes a fantastic balance between looking pretty and profressional. The pale colours and clean fonts really make it look like a brand you can trust.  This tube is 30ml and comes with a great little pump attached. Particularly when it comes to eye creams I much prefer a pump, as it’s so easy to use too much otherwise. One pump is the perfect amount to do both eyes. The pump itself sounds a bit squeaky and I’d worry if the tube was any bigger, would the pump break halfway through use? This cost me around £11.50. Considering I’ve been using it for over two months and still have half left, this is a fantastic value product. The results It’s all very well and good saying that something is fantastic value, but does it actually work? I wish I could say that my dark circles have all gone but sadly they obviously haven’t. I would say they have improved though. The eye area in general is brighter and I haven’t any fine lines or wrinkles start to appear. I would like a little more hydration around the eye area to help with my make up staying in place but that’s my only complaint. Overall I’m really happy with this. I definitely will repurchase this (when it gets back in stock, it’s currently sold out) and give it another few months before potentially switching. In fact I like this range so much, I’ve just added the white tone up toner into my routine. Innisfree is slowly beginning to take over my skincare routine – if you have any great recommendations, please let me know in the comments below! This post contains affiliate links. They don’t cost anything to follow, but do help support the blog!

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MAC Cosmetics Lightful C Marine-Bright Formula SPF 30/PA++ Moisturizer Review

by vivalahighstreet @ Viva La Highstreet!

MAC Cosmetics claim that “Lightful C Marine-Bright is a 4-in-1 product that works as a moisturizer, UV protector, foundation primer and skin primer. This lightweight, soothing emulsion conditions skin while providing long-lasting UVA/UVB protection without affecting the wear of makeup. A potent addition of vitamin C (ascorbyl glucoside) gives skin its brightened effects. It also […]

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Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Junkie Review

by Gunjan R @ Makeupandbeauty.com

By Shumayla A Hola Amigos! What’s up? I am, as always, happy-go-lucky. Missing Marley, the Cabitson (that is my brother’s cat by the way) but I have a broad smile on my face looking at my makeup collection. 😀 That being said, I am back with another review. This time, I am reviewing Urban Decay […]

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一個人不一定就不快樂 by 品冠 ... ❤

一個人不一定就不快樂 by 品冠 ... ❤

by noreply@blogger.com (Uni FrankieRose Uni) @ FrankieRoseUni ... ♥




我喜歡 簡簡單單享受孤獨的時刻

我習慣 遊走在城市間忙碌生活著
我過的 也許不是別人真的能懂的
我愛上 工作後想著吃什麼的快樂



看著人來人往 有點好奇
他們的故事
一個人在麵館角落裡
美味慢慢嚐著



有時候 一個人 不一定就不快樂
悲與歡 離與合 擁有才算是獲得
我和你 一首歌 咀嚼不完無憾了
關於愛 的人生
努力過用心過才值得
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也許你 會覺得我過的有一點寂寞
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Review: Kiss Me Heroine Make Me Long and Curl Mascara - Top Beauty and Lifestyle Blog on Makeup, Skincare, Fitness, Tech, Food, Travel

Review: Kiss Me Heroine Make Me Long and Curl Mascara - Top Beauty and Lifestyle Blog on Makeup, Skincare, Fitness, Tech, Food, Travel


Top Beauty and Lifestyle Blog on Makeup, Skincare, Fitness, Tech, Food, Travel

*whew* That was a long name. Japanese makeups tend to have a long name that it describes the product itself completely! Haha What I Like It lengthens, it volumizes! Just like they said It doesnt  clump. It didnt clump or gave me spider lashes up to 8 coats I can put mascara on my lower lashes without smudging Lasted me throughout the day What I don’t Like The brush, it’s hard to coat the smaller lashes As with all japanese mascaras, this was hard to remove I dont like the cheapo packaging hehe Who will I recommend this to? To non-experts who want a fuss free mascara application without the clumps Will I repurchase? Nope. Haha, have not found my HG mascara yet. I'd like to hear your thoughts, please do comment below. If you have feedbacks, suggestions, comments. Basically, it makes my heart fuzzy to know you were here :) Loading...

Mid-Autumn Gift Set @ Garrett Popcorn Shops

by Choi Yen @ Mimi's Dining Room

Celebrate this year’s Mid-Autumn festive season with the Mid-Autumn Gift Set from Garrett Popcorn Shops for your family, friends and loved ones. Garrett Popcorn Shops launched their gift set last year and is continuing their success this year with delicious flavors. Garrett Popcorn, a Chicago tradition since 1949 from USA, has always been a gourmet popcorn favorite of mine and my [...]

Isehan Kiss Me Heroine Make Long & Curl Mascara Review

Isehan Kiss Me Heroine Make Long & Curl Mascara Review


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The current bane of my makeup existence is the little black smudges in my undereye area that looks like I gave up halfway through a terribly failed smokey attempt. I purchased the Isehan Kiss Me...

Filofax The Original Personal Fuchsia Sept 17 planner set up

by Em @ Polkadotparadiso

I don’t tend to switch up my planner set up too often. If you caught my post last month about planning your planner set up, you’ll know I recently rejigged my planners. I needed something to help me focus on the my Etsy shop and blog more. This ended up with me moving out of my old A5 Kikki K and setting up my Personal Fuchsia as my shop/blog planner. I love a good planner set up (both to read and to write) so I couldn’t resist sharing my new set up with you. The planner This Filofax is the first Original I bought and started off my love of them. I own four altogether now.  This is one of two patents I own and unfortunately it hasn’t fared as well as my Patent Nude.  Those little speckles are where the patent coating is cracking. At least you can tell the planner is well loved! Originals are sometimes disliked for not having lots of pockets. I tend not to use them too much so that isn’t a concern for me. What is important is a sturdy planner that also lays flat. You get that with an Original – particularly the personal size. The A5’s are a little floppier but still very nice to use (see my A5 set up here). The set up I’ve kept things simple and not overloaded it with too many clips and things. I’ve used a dashboard I made a while ago that has sticky notes stuck on using removable tape. They’re always handy to have and I use them a lot when blog planning. There’s not much in the front pockets – a few clips, my favourite panda pen (it’s a black gel and writes beautifully) and some sticky notes. These are some great page flags that are kept in the card holder to use instead of clips as they’re a bit thicker than normal ones. These sticky notes are kept in the bigger pocket just as an extra stash. In terms of dividers, I made these using my last Planner Society kit that I received before cancelling.  If I could just subscribe to the papers I absolutely would as they’re such high quality in comparison to the other items in the box. They’re nice and thick papers, meaning you can use them for dividers without having to laminate. The stickers on the tabs are also from The Planner Society – sadly in a font they stopped using. The sections I’ve got just five in this planner. I prefer to have fewer sections that I then just use clips and tabs to divide up the sections a bit more. Goals is pretty self explanatory – this is the section I use for my goal planning.  Inside this section I’m using grid inserts from Crafty Ali Cat. These inserts are lovely. A gorgeous cream colour with a sharp grid on a high gsm paper. This paper is fab to write on with any pen. Next up is the Etsy section.  In here I have various notes – from colour schemes, to suppliers and a list of sticker ideas. I try to decorate the pages a little bit to brighten them up.  I’ve also been using my new favourite alphabet stamps for page headings in this planner.  Next is the blog section.  The blog section I use more, so here I’ve used clips and washi on the edges of some pages so I can find ones I need quickly.  In this section I have general blog notes, and all my post planning. This consists of post idea lists, planning pages and my editorial calendar.  These pages I made for myself using my Silhouette. They’re great for planning bigger or more complicated posts and keeping track of when I’ve completed major tasks for them.  This calendar I use to plan my posts. Before I’ve written them, the post name is written on a sticky note so I can move things around during the month. Once the post is written and scheduled it gets written in. I colour code each type of post to ensure that I’m varying my post subjects throughout the month. The community section is all about social media.  This is where I plan pictures to take, photos to post and also log my monthly stats.  The final section I’ve called projects. This has more paper from Crafty Ali Cat, this time dot grid. There’s also other random pages stuffed in there like to do lists. This is a general planning section really. Maybe if I’ve got a new product idea or something, it’ll start out in this section. Back of the planner I’m sure this part will fill up over time.  For the time being though, it’s got some empty full size pockets and a business card holder where I keep a stash of my cards. At the top is the first ever business card I made for the shop which I’ve kept for sentimental reasons. I always tend to keep the Filofax notebook at the back of the planner but never really use it. Is the set up working? Definitely. It’s so nice having a smaller planner now that I can keep on my desk with all my business stuff in it. It’s got everything I need and lots of extra space for further expansion. I’ve not filled it with lots of unnecessary decorative things but I’ve kept things pretty with washi and stickers. I love this set up and I’m loving using my Fuchsia again. It’s definitely my favourite planner! This post contains affiliate links. They don’t cost anything to follow, but do help support the blog!  

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Review nước hoa hồng Thayers

by Vy Nguyen @ VYNGUYENSW

Review nước hoa hồng Thayers Nước hoa hồng Thayers là 1 trong những sản phẩm theo mình là khá nổi tiếng hiện nay trên mạng xã hội và mạng tìm kiếm. 1 chai nước hoa hồng Thayers giá không quá chát, nghĩa là phù hợp với mọi đối tượng có nhu cầu sử dụng. Tuy nhiên, chất lượng sản phẩm như thế nào thì mình cùng xem chi tiết nhé! Review nước hoa hồng Thayers Mọi nhận xét, đánh giá dưới đây chắc chắn là đều từ trải nghiệm trên làn da riêng biệt của mình mà viết thành. Da mình thuộc tuýp hỗn hợp thiên dầu, sẽ dễ dàng bóng dầu vùng chữ T và thiên hướng hơi khô vùng má. Các bạn có thể tham khảo bài viết này kèm theo đặc tính da riêng của mình để có sự chọn lựa phù hợp nhất nhé. Thực tế nước hoa hồng đóng vai trò như thế nào trong chăm sóc da, chắc hẳn đa phần mọi người đều nắm rõ. Những công dụng cơ bản của 1 sản phẩm nước hoa hồng có thể kể đến như: là bước hỗ trợ làm sạch lần cuối cho bề mặt […]

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Review: innisfree Mineral Make Up Base SPF 30 PA++ in Purple

by stylishlyglam @ Stylishly Glam

Is everyone ready for Christmas this week?!  Have you been naughty or nice?!  Santa I’ve been good this year!!!  What is on your wish list, this year?  I’ll admit Christmas is not the same here in Japan, it’s a usually… Continue Reading

Isehan Kiss Me Heroine Long Curl Waterproof Mascara Review » Polkadotparadiso

Isehan Kiss Me Heroine Long Curl Waterproof Mascara Review » Polkadotparadiso


Polkadotparadiso

A review of the Isehan Kiss Me Heroine Long Curl Waterproof Mascara. In my search for smudge and waterproof mascara, have I finally found 'the one'?

A Princess Came To Midwinter Green

by Bun Bun @ Bun Bun Makeup Tips and Beauty Product Reviews

No, the princess is not me. LOL. After leaving Khao Yai National Park where we stayed for half a day, we took a rocky ride down winding roads which left me so nauseous the picturesque Tuscan-inspired Palio Village did nothing to ease my terrible headache. In fact, there was something stifling about Palio Village that […]

Hướng Dẫn Cách Sử Dụng BHA Trong Routine

by mint mint @ Mỹ Phẩm Xách Tay – Mint Cosmetics.

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Top 10 Things To Do & Places To Go When You Visit Hanoi

by Bun Bun @ Bun Bun Makeup Tips and Beauty Product Reviews

VIETNAM. Yay! Finally struck Vietnam off my list of places to visit in Southeast Asia. That leaves me with Myanmar and Laos. This trip happened on a whim, I booked and confirmed this trip 3 days before the departure date without telling my mum where I’m taking her haha. (Eventually I did coz I didn’t want […]

Yen Can Cook: Minced Meat Potato

by Choi Yen @ Mimi's Dining Room

A simple recipe as usual today. Nothing too fancy but a quick and easy to prepare comfort food that goes well with rice or as noodle’s topping. Ingredients (Serve: 3-4) 200g minced pork 200g potato, diced 100g onion, diced 60g carrot, diced 2 tablespoons minced garlic 2 stalks spring onion, chopped 1.5 tablespoons soy sauce 3 tablespoon Chinese cooking wine [...]

888 Hokkien Mee @ Bayan Baru, Penang

by Choi Yen @ Mimi's Dining Room

Came back from my Penang trip 3 weeks ago and I can’t believe that I didn’t have any Char Koay Teow this round! But this trip is more on a relaxed getaway, without any itinerary cum advanced birthday celebration for Sam after all, so I’m still happy that my craving for Asam Laksa and Prawn Mee aka Hokkien Mee was [...]

Huda Beauty 3D Highlighter Palette Gold Sand Review

by Rati @ Makeupandbeauty.com

Hi Everyone, 🙂 Today, I am reviewing Huda Beauty 3D Highlighter Palette “Gold Sands.” It is a combination of 4 highlighters – one cream highlighter and 3 powder highlighters. The 4 colors are: Fiji –  It’s the cream highlighter. It’s a very frosty pale gold highlighter. It is meant to be layered underneath the powder […]

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Review: RMK Lip Jelly Gloss in 02 Romantic Pink, EX-02 Sparkle Pink, EX-03 Vivid Pink

by stylishlyglam @ Stylishly Glam

It’s finally Spring and I’m loving every minute of it!  I’ve been wearing brighter colors on my lips & I’ve swapped my matte lips for a glossier one!  The gloss that I’ve been wearing all month is the RMK LIP… Continue Reading

A Muddy Good Time With Tsururi Mineral Ghassoul Clay

by Bun Bun @ Bun Bun Makeup Tips and Beauty Product Reviews

When it comes to getting rid of the grossness that is blackheads on our noses, most of us reach for pore packs, which are basically adhesive-coated strips that yank the debris out of our pores, decorating the strip with dislodged evidence and leaving us with a sense of unparalleled satisfaction. However as my skin became more sensitive, […]

Video: One Day in Japan

Video: One Day in Japan

by noreply@blogger.com (Jing-Jing Law) @ ・S・H・I・Z・U・R・A・W・R・

Hello peeps! Sorry for the lack of updates. My laptop charger broke so I haven't been able to use it and get to my blogging files *sadface*. However, in the mean time I have been working on a mini project on my boyfriend's laptop: a video! Somewhere in the middle of my trip in Japan, I suddenly thought "hmm...why not take the blog to another level and film some footage!". I am bit nervous showing it because I am a new to this but I hope you guys like it. Enjoy!


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The majority of the clips were filmed in Kagoshima. We also visited Fukuoka and Kumamoto so some clips from there may pop up too. It's been almost two months since my holiday so I'm forgetting which clips were filmed where (^^")

I don't know if this is going to be a regular thing but I wanted to do something different. Have to admit, sometimes I find sharing photos on here a bit of a chore. Especially now that it's so easy to share a photo on Instagram! With the blog I need to get it off my camera or phone, resize and tweak it a little, then finally it can be uploaded. It seems like such a long process sometimes...and then the dreaded blogger's block starts to creep in! I needed to add something new into the mix. Some movement. And so this video was born!

Don't worry, I'm still going to upload photos on here. I still have a load to show once I get a new laptop charger! However, videos might start popping up now and again to keep things fresh. I have some clips from Hong Kong too which I may make a video in the future...

Videos on blogs. Yay or nay?

12 Weeks of Baby Joy ~ Giveaway

by makeupmag @ Makeup Stash!

My baby is 12 weeks old today. I’ve been meaning to talk about her birth and put the never-ending stream of thoughts since then into writing…but in the end, each day simply segued blissfully into the other. Before the words happen, here’s a giveaway to celebrate these 12 weeks...

Kryolan Contour Pencil 903 Review

by Esha Pandit @ Makeupandbeauty.com

Hi everyone, We often end up buying products that fail miserably and then we find out unique ways of using them! If this is your story too, you must read this review. I bought this nude lip pencil to line and fill my lips. Read the review to know how I used it! Price: 300 […]

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Planning your planner set up and why you need to do it

by Em @ Polkadotparadiso

I’m aware that might sound a little strange and planning obsessed However, after years in being in planners I’ve really started the appreciate planning your planner set up. It’s very easy to get caught up in Pinterest and see all these pretty planner set ups that you immediately go out and replicate. Do other people’s set ups tend to work for you though? No. It’s your planner and you need to set it up for your needs. Your planner isn’t there just to look pretty and perfect in Instagram pictures (though it’s nice for them to turn out that way). It’s there to help you stay organised and it can only do that if you have things in there that will help you stay on track. This applies any kind of planner from a traditional ring bound to a bullet journal. There’s no point jumping on the habit tracker bujo bandwagon if habit trackers don’t actually work for you. The process I recently reevaluated my goals for the year and shifted my priorities slightly. In order to assist with that I decided to reshuffle my planners and how I use them. When I set up my planners at the start of the year I put a little thought into what I wanted and where. This time I did a similar process, but just refined it slightly using my bullet journal. When planning a set up, there’s two things you need to know: What do I currently have in my planners What do I need in my planners What do I currently have in my planners This bit is really easy. It’s just a case of going through each of your planners and writing down what’s in them. You can use as little or as much detail as you like. I generally write down what’s in each section rather than the section itself. Here I’ve even listed the planner that I’m not currently using as it’s being used for last year’s pages. Obviously the bigger collection of planners you have, the longer this list could be! The reason I don’t just write the sections in each planner, and have a little more detail is because I have quite broad sections in my planner.  So just writing ‘blog’ won’t help me refine what blog related content I have and need in my planners. But listing it out will. By going through the section of the planner I may find pages that I thought I needed and since forgotten about. What do I need in my planners From there, you may find it useful to then go through that list you’ve just made and highlight what you actually use. You may be surprised! What I like to do instead though, is ignore everything I currently have and make a new list – of what I need. Here I really think about what I’m lacking currently, or something new I might need because of new goals.  Here I like to break the list down into sections. I find doing this also helps if I’m planning more than one planner because sometimes a whole section can naturally fit into one planner. From that list you then get an idea of how many planners you might need in total. I went for three (not including my bullet journal). Then you can start planning what goes into each planner. Sometimes I colour code the list so everything pink goes in planner one, orange is planner two etc etc. It was a little easier for me this time around because of how my planners were already set up. All I ended up doing was slightly reconfiguring two planners already in use, and set up a whole new one. Planner one – daily planning My beautiful Personal Burnt Orange Filofax Original remained fairly unchanged. All I did was move my budget planning and expense tracking out of it and into my second planner. I felt this fit better into the finance section that planner had. This is a fairly simple set up, just broken down into months. Each section has a month on two pages and and my weeklies. After messing around last year moving pages out of my planner I wanted to keep a whole year of pages together this year. Planner two – everything else home This planner, a Personal Nude Filofax Original was only slightly reconfigured. I removed anything blog or shop related from it, and added in the finance pages that I took out of the Burnt Orange.  Thankfully, the tab stickers from The Planner Society peel off fairly easily so you can change around your sections when you need to. Planner one and two have basically now become my two ‘home’ planners. Planner three – blog and shop I’ve ditched my A5 Kikki K in bubblegum pink as I didn’t need such a large planner really. Instead I’ve moved anything blog and shop related into my Personal Fuchsia Filofax Original (can you see a theme here with my planners?). I don’t like having millions of sections so everything is bucketed up quite broadly.  I knew saving these June Planner Society papers was a good choice! Planner your planner set up is easy Whether you’re in a bit of a planning funk, or you have a new hobby or venture you need to plan I highly recommend following the above steps. I’m now much more focused and organised when it comes to my shop and blog than I was before thanks to this little exercise. I’m actually utilising my planner to plan blog posts more, and design new stickers. This may have something to do with moving my planning from an A5 to a personal. A personal size fits on my desk, which means I look at it far more often. I’m not a massive fan of re-setting up planners so I only do this twice a year. However, you may find value in reassessing your planners quarterly. Particularly if you’re new to planning and just finding you […]

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Blinc Kiss Me Mascara | AlconeCompany

Blinc Kiss Me Mascara | AlconeCompany


Alcone Company

Instead of painting your lashes like conventional mascaras, blinc mascara forms tiny no-smudge, water-resistant tubes around your lashes. Once applied, these mascara tubes bind to your lashes and cannot run, smudge, clump, or flake, even if you cry or rub your eyes. Whether your daily activities take you from the office, to your sweaty workout or out to dinner, your lashes will look as good in the evening as they did when you first applied blinc in the morning. blinc mascara will add volume and length to give you a radiant natural look that lasts all day. Only when you are ready for removal, the tubes will effortlessly slide off your lashes into your hand without the use of a harsh makeup remover. All it takes is the combination of warm water and gentle pressure, from your fingertips, a washcloth or water pressure and the tubes will slide off your lashes effortlessly. Upon removal you will actually see the tiny mascara tubes in your hand! Great for sensitive eyes, mascara from blinc has been clinically tested to be non-irritating making it ideal for contact lens wearers and active people in search of a mascara whose look, hold and ease of removal is without compromise.

Review Kem Tẩy Trang Pond’s – Ngạc Nhiên Lớn Nhất Về Hàng Drugstore

by mint mint @ Mỹ Phẩm Xách Tay – Mint Cosmetics.

  “OMG. OMG. Tớ không biết phải viết từ đâu nữa. Thật sự Pond’s cold cream là ngạc nhiên lớn nhất trong năm của tớ. Nó thay đổi hoàn toàn mọi suy nghĩ cũng như thói quen sử dụng tẩy trang của tớ từ trước đến giờ. Tớ thử các sản phẩm dưỡng da drugstore

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Kiss Me Heroine Long and Curl Mascara Review

Kiss Me Heroine Long and Curl Mascara Review


A Red Lip And A Nude Shoe

Hey dollface, so you all know how much I like them long and thick…eyelashes that is! **ahem** It seems every other beauty post I blog about is on the quest for “Bambi-esque™” lash…

5 Productivity Hacks To Get Most Out of Your Day

by vivalahighstreet @ Viva La Highstreet!

Are you tired of wasting time? Are you distracted, procrastinating and always unable to do things on time? If so, then it’s time for you to get productive! Everybody is looking for ways to be more efficient on the job and in daily life. It is getting even more difficult to concentrate and accomplish your work in today’s world because of […]

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TOP 5 KEM LÓT DRUGSTORE CHO CÔ NÀNG DA HỖN HỢP KHÔ/ DẦU

by mint mint @ Mỹ Phẩm Xách Tay – Mint Cosmetics.

Chúng mình mỗi khi cứ nghĩ đến makeup thì thứ đầu tiên chắc hẳn các bạn nghĩ tới là KEM NỀN phải không? Cơ mà Mint xin trả lời rằng thứ quan trọng hơn cả kem nền lại chính là KEM LÓT đó 😉 Sử dụng kem lót khi trang điểm là một bước không thể thiếu

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Isehan Kiss Me by Isehan - Heroine Make Long reviews, photos, ingredients

Isehan Kiss Me by Isehan - Heroine Make Long reviews, photos, ingredients


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Isehan Kiss Me by Isehan - Heroine Make Long: rated 4.3 out of 5 on MakeupAlley. See 238 member reviews, ingredients and photos.

How I Conquered My Fear of Socializing in E! Bloggers Ball

by Kaycee Enerva @ Top Beauty and Lifestyle Blog on Makeup, Skincare, Fitness, Tech, Food, Travel

You would notice this when you see me in person. I am socially awkward but I try my best. I am an introvert. Thus my love for this craft of writing. Because I can freely express myself without inhibitions of external judgement. One of the perks of being a blogger is getting invited to exclusive parties and events. I was grateful to have been invited to E! Bloggers Ball this year and last year. What?! You were invited?! Why weren’t you there?! Because I wussed out. I got the jitters. I did a last minute backout. Shameful I know right? Oh gosh I’m glad they invited me again. I immediately said yes, but 3 days before the great night. I wanted to say “Sorry I can’t“. But I mustered enough courage and not by my self alone. It’s because of  good friends who told me that I can do it. You can do it Kaycee, we’ll be there for you and give you hugs. Hugs they did. Also with the support of my friend Dexter who was my date that night. Dexter has been my friend for more than 10 years now. He was also my college blockmate fo fo fo life […]

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Another cool blog post example!

by Zhi Kai @ First Beauty

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. In sed vulputate massa. Fusce ante magna, iaculis ut purus ut, facilisis ultrices nibh. Quisque commodo nunc eget tortor dapibus, et tristique magna convallis. Phasellus egestas nunc eu venenatis vehicula. Phasellus et magna nulla. Proin ante nunc, mollis a lectus ac, volutpat placerat ante. Vestibulum sit amet […]

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Just a cool blog post with A Gallery

by Zhi Kai @ First Beauty

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. In sed vulputate massa. Fusce ante magna, iaculis ut purus ut, facilisis ultrices nibh. Quisque commodo nunc eget tortor dapibus, et tristique magna convallis. Phasellus egestas nunc eu venenatis vehicula. Phasellus et magna nulla. Proin ante nunc, mollis a lectus ac, volutpat placerat ante. Vestibulum sit amet […]

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Valentine’s Date Night Makeup: Soft Halo/Spotlight Eyes

by Thu @ Face Made Up – Beauty Product Reviews, Makeup Tutorial Videos & Lifestyle

Jumping on the commercial bandwagon that is Valentine’s Day, I have created a subtle soft halo or spotlight eye look which is a technique that strategically places a lighter eyeshadow in the centre portion of the eye, sandwiched between a darker colour on the inner and outer third of the eye. This is a great technique for making the eyes appear more round and larger because the focus falls on the centre of the eye. In this tutorial, I’ve used soft, pretty colours which make the end result quite a feminine look. You could absolutely switch up the colour combinations for something more dramatic .e.g. purple and gold? or blue and silver? The world is your oyster. Products featured: Make up For Ever Skin Equalizer Smoothing Primer Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in 6 Colourpop Brow Pencil in Dope Taupe and Bangin’ Brunette Loreal Brow Artist Plumper Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer in Light Medium Honey and Medium Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Powder in Medium 2 Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette By Mario: Isabel, Muse, Marina, Violeta (limited edition but similar shades can be found in many retailers and brands such as Makeup Geek and MAC. Colourpop Creme Gel Pencil in Swerve Loreal False Lash Telescopic Waterproof Mascara Mac […]

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Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo Review

by Thu @ Face Made Up – Beauty Product Reviews, Makeup Tutorial Videos & Lifestyle

Hourglass recently launched a 20 strong shade line up of their newest lip addition, the GIRL Lip Stylo. Backed by a sassy, female empowerment campaign, each shade represents an admirable trait. The shade selection is wide yet maintains conventionality. From light, warm nudes right the way through to a deep, vampy plum. Initially I did a bit of a double take when I spotted the GIRL Lip Stylos as they look suspiciously a lot like the brand’s existing La Femme Nude collection. Same chubby stick styling, same packing, all that was different was the colour range and the name. Upon closer inspection, the new GIRL Lip Stylo range is said to be a ‘formula blends modern colour with luxurious hydration for a lustrous finish’ created with ‘a hydrating blend of shea butter, jojoba, mimosa and sunflower seed’. The original La Femme Nude on the other hand is more about full coverage colour with a satin finish (not to sure about the ingredients though). I picked up two, nude (of course) shades: Peacemaker, described as a peachy nude but I happen to find that it veers more on the side of a warm pink, and Futurist (worn in this video), described […]

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An Amazing responsive and Retina ready theme.

by Zhi Kai @ First Beauty

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Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Gel Touch Foundation Review

by Thu @ Face Made Up – Beauty Product Reviews, Makeup Tutorial Videos & Lifestyle

Being a massive fan of the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua and the Perfection Lumiere Velvet, I just knew I had to get my hands on Chanel’s latest foundation offering, the Les Beiges Healthy Glow Gel Touch Foundation, particularly as I had heard that it offers a light coverage. Packaging Housed in a chunky, plastic yet still very sleek (com’ on, we’re talking about Chanel here) black and cream mirrored compact, branded with the two infamous intertwined ‘C’s, the foundation sits protected under a thin layer of mesh fabric (which was in turn protected by a removable plastic, safety seal) covered by a flip up lid. Nestled between the lid and mirror is a soft, sponge puff applicator, Chanel branded of course. Formulation This is my first dalliance with a cushion foundation so there was somewhat an extra element of excitement here, given how much cushion foundations have taken off in the western world over the last couple of years. This particular formulation from Chanel is described as an aqua-gel texture yet has a consistency so thin, it’s like water (not surprising as it apparently made up of 56% water). The finish is designed to give ‘a subtle tint’ and a ‘sheer, […]

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Kiss Me Heroine Long and Curl Mascara and Mascara Remover Review

Kiss Me Heroine Long and Curl Mascara and Mascara Remover Review


honeynlacquer

I am a pretty low maintenance girl when it comes to everyday makeup but I always strive to leave the house with mascara. My natural eyelashes are very straight and  annoyingly point downwards inste…

Lawn Fawn stamps and the best cardstock for stamping

by Em @ Polkadotparadiso

I’ve definitely caught the stamping bug now! If you caught my post from earlier in the month about using stamps on my cards, you’ll know I’m a lot more confident with stamping now. While I’ve been falling in love with stamping, I’ve also stumbled across a fantastic cardstock for stamping onto. Before I was just finding random cardstock and stamping onto that. This is a mixed media pad I picked up in an amazing art supply store in France for just €4. Sadly it’s a little more expensive on Amazon, but even at £5 it’s worth it. The pages have a lovely texture and are good and thick. It makes stamping onto a doddle as it takes the ink and doesn’t bleed at all. There’s also very little bleeding when I use my Promarkers, which very rarely happens on cardstock. Because it’s thicker than the normal cardstock I’d use for stamping, it’s also easier to fussy cut the image out. Fussy cutting has always been my biggest nemesis. Birthday card I started off with some cute cake stamps and added to them with a present stamp from this set. I stamped them on the pad and used a combination of Docrafts Artiste pens and Promarkers to colour them in.  After cutting out and fixing the stamped images using foam pads, I finished the card with the sentiment from the cake stamp set. With just the addition of bright yellow cardstock on the back, this a bright and simple card. Anniversary card Enthusiastic to stamp more, I broke out the Hedgehugs stamp set. I’ve had this stamp for ages and never used it. This time I just used Promarkers to colour in the adorable hedgehogs.I kept it simple like the last card, just using some red card for a pop of colour. To finish off I used a heart stamp from the Bee Mine set and a sentiment from the Scripty Sayings set. So now I obviously need more Lawn Fawn stamps! It’s frustrating that most of the above stamps are hard to get hold of now, but that does mean there’s lot of new collections to take a look at! I can highly recommend Craftie Charlie to pick up Lawn Fawn stamps for good prices. These are probably the best quality stamps I’ve ever used and while they do go green after a while (no idea why) this doesn’t affect their stamping ability at all. What do you think of these cards? If you have any great stamp brand recommendations, please let me know in the comments below! This post contains affiliate links. They don’t cost you anything to follow, but do help support the blog!  

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Tips For Maximizing Your Time When Shopping

by Kaycee Enerva @ Top Beauty and Lifestyle Blog on Makeup, Skincare, Fitness, Tech, Food, Travel

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone to the grocery store thinking it was only half an hour when in actual fact, I ended up spending at least two hours inside. Grocery shopping is already tedious at best, so why not try to save a little time to use for you or your family? It also doesn’t help that shopping is an unavoidable part of every day life. It might be difficult to get started, but take a look at these time management tips – https://www.adaptrm.com/blog/time-management-skills to make your shopping trip that much more enjoyable and efficient. Time It Most of you know that there are times when the grocery store is simply packed. If you go when there are more people, it takes that much longer to navigate the aisles and get out. So that you’ll avoid the tediousness of waiting in line at the counter, try to find a time when less people are there and forget about evenings, Sunday afternoons and prime time on Saturday. Plan Your Meals Before you end up at the store, write down the list of all bakeware sets as well as ingredients you’ll need for each dish. This eliminates the […]

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Top 5 Mặt Nạ Dưỡng Ẩm – Phục Hồi Da Căng Mọng Cho Cô Nàng Lười Chăm Sóc

by mint mint @ Mỹ Phẩm Xách Tay – Mint Cosmetics.

Trào lưu đắp mặt nạ đang rất được lòng các tín đồ làm đẹp trên thế giới vì công dụng hiệu quả mà nó mang lại Có chị em nào đang phân vân trong thế giới ngoài kia đâu là mặt nạ mà mình đang kiếm tìm không ạ? Hãy cùng Mint tìm hiểu về

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Isehan Kiss Me Heroine Make Long & Curl & Super Water Proof Mascara Review

Isehan Kiss Me Heroine Make Long & Curl & Super Water Proof Mascara Review


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Isehan Kiss Me Heroine Make Long & Curl & Super Water Proof Mascara Review. The product was ranked #1 on Cosme in 2014 and is super waterproof.

BBlunt Back To Life Dry Shampoo Review

by vivalahighstreet @ Viva La Highstreet!

I always stock up on dry shampoo when I am travelling or when I go to India. Because sadly, the concept of dry shampoo does not exist in Japan. I was so excited to see BBlunt Back To Life Dry Shampoo as I used to go to BBLUNT when I lived in Mumbai and also […]

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Personal Musings: Letting Go of Things You Can’t Control

by Kaycee Enerva @ Top Beauty and Lifestyle Blog on Makeup, Skincare, Fitness, Tech, Food, Travel

The past few months I’ve been going through intense depression. I’m not able to focus on my work, sometimes I lash out on my family. A lot of thoughts are going in my head trying to find answers to questions like; Why is this happening to me? Why do they get these so and so opportunities and not me, when I deserve better When will this suffering end? How can I make-up for my wrong-doings? I wish I can turn back time What can I do to make you love me? (yes, the song from The Corrs)   I was losing sleep, and losing my mind. Repeating different scenarios over and over in my head. What if I do this? Will it make it better? What if I had done this? Would things be different? Are you missing someone? Call them 100 times in their phones and each time is unanswered. Leave hundreds of messages and all you get is seenzoned (I’m exagerating but you get my point). Eventually you’ll get tired. But this morning I realized. The only thing we have control of is ourselves. Not your boyfriend, not your friend, not anyone or anything. We cannot force ourselves to […]

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Jeunesse Negative Ion Napkins – Health Benefits and Does it Really Work?

by Kaycee Enerva @ Top Beauty and Lifestyle Blog on Makeup, Skincare, Fitness, Tech, Food, Travel

Greetings earthlings! Today we’ll be discussing negative ion sanitary napkins and if they truly work. The only brand I’m familiar with is Jeunesse. I’ve been using their sanitary napkins after discovering it late last year and I’ve been a loyal user ever since. Why? We’ll dissect the details further down the post.   They invited me to their Millenial Fair last week were the guest speakers discussed how to live a healthy lifestyle. From eating right, to living right.   HEALTH BENEFITS OF NEGATIVE ION  NAPKINS Lowers our stress levels Boosts our energy levels Acts as a natural anti-depressant Strengthens our immune system Helps us sleep better Reinforces collagen production Improves our blood circulation Increases mental energy And specifically for anions in sanitary napkins, negative ions help: Balance PH and hormone levels Protect against germs in the air Reduce inflammation Fights against vaginal irritations and infections Eliminate unwanted odor From my personal experience of using this pad every that time of the month, I noticed experiencing less cramps. Also less moody! Is it placebo? I don’t know and I don’t care as long as it works for me hehe! The Jeunesse pad absorbs wetness well and kept me feeling fresh and dry. It’s […]

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The Best Tricks That Worked For My Acne

by Bun Bun @ Bun Bun Makeup Tips and Beauty Product Reviews

At the risk of jinxing myself, I decided to write this post to share some weird things I do to cope with acne. The occasional zits make their appearance, but when it comes to my skin, I have been conditioned to be easily contented. Don’t expect to see flawless, baby smooth skin on my face. I don’t ask for […]

Yen Can Cook: Miso Vegetables Chicken Stir Fry

by Choi Yen @ Mimi's Dining Room

A stir-fry is a great way to incorporate more vegetables and less meat into your family’s diet. It is also good to clear your fridge before your grocery replenishment. Imagine you have half packet of snow pea, a capsicum, a few florets of broccoli, etc, you can combine all these into a stir fry dishes! So the types of vegetables [...]

Hit or Kiss: Kiss Me Heroine Make Long & Curl Mascara Review

Hit or Kiss: Kiss Me Heroine Make Long & Curl Mascara Review


BeautyandtheCat's Beauty Blog

The Long & Curl version of Kiss Me Heroine Make mascara delivers on one-half of its name.  Luckily for it, it’s the half that matters the most to me.

Tatcha: Inspired By Secrets Of The Geisha

by Bun Bun @ Bun Bun Makeup Tips and Beauty Product Reviews

Exfoliant In Powder Form I was gifted the Tatcha POLISHED Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder, labelled ‘FOR DRY SKIN’. I should be the last person to use anything for dry skin. My skin is so oily it fills up an entire 10cmx10cm paper blotting sheet. Those film-type ones? I have to use at least two, and […]

Buy KissMe Heroine Make Long & Curl Mascara Super WP - Philippines - Calyxta

Buy KissMe Heroine Make Long & Curl Mascara Super WP - Philippines - Calyxta


Calyxta

What it is:A super waterproof mascara that lengthens and curls.What it does:This fiber-in and pure black mascara lengthens and keeps your eyelashes curled for more than 24 hours. It is also sweat, grease and tear-proof.

L’Oreal Color Riche Lipstick in Saucy Muave and Spice (Photos & Swatch)

by Kaycee Enerva @ Top Beauty and Lifestyle Blog on Makeup, Skincare, Fitness, Tech, Food, Travel

I have a confession to make. I’m getting sick of matte lipsticks. They have been trending for a few years now coming in different formulations. Liquid, cream, pot, stain, tint. Everything matte! I don’t hate matte lipsticks, I’m just looking for variety. I miss the look of healthy lush lips. Most brands have been neglecting other formulations like creme, gloss, satin. I’m glad L’Oreal Paris have Color Riche Lipsticks.   L’Oreal Color Riche Lipstick in Saucy Muave and Spice (Photos & Swatch)   Colour Riche Lipcolour contains nourishing ingredients like Omega 3 and Vitamin E, plus the forumula is enriched with Argan Oil to condition and soften lips. Your lips are kept soft, smooth, and ultra-hydrated. Each tube costs 499php but I got these on sale for 350php. I’d like to get more colors but I opted to pick 2 of the most wearable shades for me. Saucy Muave for a sweet and natural look. Spice if I want to wear a power lipstick. A power lipstick, ya know, the kind you wear when you want people to take you seriously. Because most people are superficial like that. The formulation is creamy, and leaves your lips with the tiniest bit […]

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Kiss Me Heroine Make Review

Kiss Me Heroine Make Review


Honeybeesnaily

Kiss me is known for their super popular mascara – Kiss me Heroine Make Long and Curl Mascara. It’s sworn by many youtubers and bloggers as a HG mascara for super long and thick eyelash…

Mascara Isehan Heroine Kiss Me Long & Curl Super Water Proof

Mascara Isehan Heroine Kiss Me Long & Curl Super Water Proof


Mỹ Phẩm Xách Tay - Mint Cosmetics.

Mascara Isehan Heroine Kiss Me Long & Curl Super Water Proof – luôn nằm trong top đầu các sản phẩm mascara được ưa thích nhất do người tiêu dùng bình chọn tại Nhật Bản. Sản phẩm Mascara Isehan Heroine Kiss Me Long & Curl Super Water Proof phù hợp với mọi dạng lông mi, tạo một hàng mi dài gấp 1,5 lần hàng mi vốn có.

Review phấn phủ Shiseido Baby Powder Pressed Medicated

by vynguyensw @ VYNGUYENSW

Review phấn phủ Shiseido Baby Powder Pressed Medicated Thật ra Vy đã rất rất muốn giới thiệu đến mọi người phấn phủ Shiseido Baby Powder từ những ngày đầu tiên khởi tạo blog này, vì đây là 1 sản phẩm sẽ khiến bạn ưng ý ngay lần sử dụng đầu tiên và chắc chắn bất kỳ cô nàng nào cũng nên test thử 1 lần nhé. Review phấn phủ Shiseido Baby Powder Pressed Medicated Phấn phủ Shiseido Baby Powder có gì nổi bật? Nếu chỉ nhìn hình thức bên ngoài thì phấn phủ Shiseido Baby Powder hoàn toàn không có gì đặc sắc hay vượt trội. Hộp phấn đơn giản với thiết kế 2 tone màu trắng và xanh dương, kèm dòng chữ đơn giản trên nắp hộp. Hộp cũng đi kèm trong túi kiếng trong, không kèm hộp giấy. Nếu bạn nào mua số lượng nhiều, 1 hộp 6 phấn có thể đi kèm chung trong 1 hộp giấy carton riêng của hãng nhé. Trên bao bì kiếng không kèm thông tin nhưng bạn vẫn có thể có được nhiều thông tin cần thiết nếu xem ở đáy hộp phấn. Tất cả đều hoàn toàn là tiếng Nhật. Mức […]

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Kaya Puresense Macadamia Deep Nourishing Hair Cleanser Review

by divya @ Makeupandbeauty.com

Hair type: dry and frizzy Hello beauties, I have always been a sucker for hair products that help quench the thirst of my dry hair. I have been using Kaya skin care products for a long time now and hadn’t really tried their hair products. This was suggested by my specialist on one of my […]

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Blinc Mascara

Blinc Mascara


Allure

This water-resistant lengthening mascara doesn't leave lashes brittle or crunchy.

Press Release: Koibito’s World of Gelato Set to Open Shop in Lipa City on October 1, 2017

by Kaycee Enerva @ Top Beauty and Lifestyle Blog on Makeup, Skincare, Fitness, Tech, Food, Travel

Koibito’s World of Gelato Set to Open Shop in Lipa City on October 1, 2017 Lipa City, Batangas – September 18, 2017 – There’s an open secret in Lipa City. Koibito’s World of Gelato serves the best and most authentic gelato this part of the region. Since its inception on October 2, 2015, its customers had to go to their partner shops and restaurants in order to buy their pints. With the rising demands for a standalone shop, the Koibito’s World of Gelato is finally set to open up its own gelato shop in Lipa City on October 1, 2017. The Koibito’s story is a story of love. Its owner, Roger Monsale, gave up his childhood dream of being a pilot in order to be with his Lipeña wife, Angelina Lantin-Monsale, in her hometown of Lipa City. With his love for his wife only matched by his love for ice cream, Roger saw an opportunity to offer something to Lipeños – the best and most authentic gelato they’ve ever tasted. The Salted Caramel flavor is one of their most popular flavors. It all started when Roger got a taste of milk and ice cream in California. With this as inspiration, […]

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Review mascara Isehan Kiss Me Heroine Make - vynguyensw

Review mascara Isehan Kiss Me Heroine Make - vynguyensw


VYNGUYENSW

Review dòng mascara Isehan Kiss Me Heroine Make nội địa Nhật Bản cho các cô gái hàng lông mi dài, dày, sậm màu và cong tự nhiên.

Sephora Singapore Rollerball Boutique

by makeupmag @ Makeup Stash!

New to Sephora Singapore is an extensive range of rollerball perfumes. The Rollerball Boutique includes a pink Travalo x Swarovski vial for your favourite fragrance, as well as popular perfumes from designer brands like Burberry, Chloe and Prada and well-loved scents from Fresh and Clean. (Click on the...

Hello world!

by Zhi Kai @ First Beauty

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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Review: ADDICTION The Eyeshadow in 83 Singita, 60 Trust Me, 92 Mariage and Oil Cleansing

by stylishlyglam @ Stylishly Glam

Happy new year beautifuls!  I hope you all had a wonderful NYE and are having an amazing start to 2017.  With a new year, comes new goals & resolutions.  I really hope to get more exercise, meditate daily and try… Continue Reading

Review: ESPRIQUE Select Eye Color in BR 301, BR 306, BR 303 and BR 305

by stylishlyglam @ Stylishly Glam

Hello lovelies, I hope you’re all having a lovely week so far.  Is it starting to feel like Spring where you are?!  I cannot wait to start wearing lighter tops, more skirts and smell the blooming flowers in the air! … Continue Reading

Memebox - Beauty made easy, inspired by you

Memebox - Beauty made easy, inspired by you


Memebox

Discover makeup & skincare trends easier than ever.‎

Afternoon Tea @The Lobby Lounge at Shangri-La Tokyo

by vivalahighstreet @ Viva La Highstreet!

The afternoon tea culture is really booming in Tokyo. Afternoon tea sets are offered by many luxury hotels, as well as some restaurants and cafes. If you know me or follow my blog, you would have realized by now that I am an afternoon tea addict and it is my goal to cover all the […]

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Unexpected Hiatus and Return

by noreply@blogger.com (Laura Moriarty) @ Geisha Baby

Hello everyone *crickets chirp*

I haven't blogged for quite a while now, and I'm sorry for that. It wasn't intended but I have had a recent personal upheaval and haven't felt up to blogging, or doing much of anything.

However, I would like to try blogging again, if only as a distraction, so please don't pack up and move on if you've been wondering where I am. I don't have access to the camera I used to use now, but I have a digital and phone camera so I'll use those for now and possibly purchase a new camera in the future.

I'm a very private person in terms of personal life so I may not ever divulge any details, especially not at the moment but I'm technically fine.

Thank you all for reading my blog, now and forever, and if you'd like to see any certain posts or have any ideas, feel free to let me know in the comments and I'd love to read them.

Ouai Texturizing Hair Spray by Jen Atkin Review

by vivalahighstreet @ Viva La Highstreet!

Ouai Haircare is being hyped up on Instagram and let me tell it’s certainly worth the hype! Created by Jen Atkin, the celebrity hair stylist for the Kardashians, this uh-mazing line of hair products already has a huge cult following. I saw it in Sephora in Kuala Lumpur and knew nothing about it then, but […]

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Review: Chacott For Professionals Enriching Powder in 771 Natural

by stylishlyglam @ Stylishly Glam

It’s finally getting warmer here and I can’t wait for Spring to arrive!  I think Spring & Fall are the best seasons in Japan.  I love going to Ohanami (watching cherry blossoms and eating obento, a Japanese style lunch box)… Continue Reading

Video: One Day in London

Video: One Day in London

by noreply@blogger.com (Jing-Jing Law) @ ・S・H・I・Z・U・R・A・W・R・

Hello again everyone! Today I bring to you something a bit different. A video! I decided to film what I got up to when I went into London for the weekend just over a week ago.


The clips in the video are pretty much in chronological order. I was with the boyfriend for the day and whenever we go into Central the first stop is always food! Actually. Food is always the first stop no matter who I hang out with. We ended up eating at Dirty Burger because the Korean BBQ place we wanted to originally visit wasn't going to be open until 6pm and it was in the afternoon. Total schoolboy error for not googling if the restaurant was open or not!

Next stop was the Alice in Wonderland Exhibition at The British Library to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the story. The exhibition is free and I believe it's staying until around April. If you love the story and are interested in illustration I recommend checking it out! It's pretty cool seeing and reading about the different versions of Alice. The only disappointing thing about the exhibition was that no cameras were allowed for half of it.

The final destination was Lumiere London with a bit of a hiccup along the way. I left my filter and lens cap at Dirty Burger so we had to go back there first because seeing the light festival *face palm*. Lumiere consists of various light displays and installations that are dotted around London. We didn't manage to see everything because it got really cold as it got later into the night. Also, some displays were a bit...underwhelming. However, there were some pretty awesome one to make up for it. My favourite was probably Les Voyageurs (The Travellers) by Cedric Le Borgne. My video does the installation no justice at all but it was truly beautiful in person.

And that conclude what I got up to in the video! I hope it's enjoyable to watch. I want to set myself more projects like these and hope to make more videos. I seem to be making them at a rate of one per year (my previous and first ever video was about Japan which you can see here). Hopefully that will change!

What did you get up to on the weekend? Mine wasn't as eventful as in the video's as I stayed in haha.

Things to do in Tokyo, Japan: Showa Kinen Park 昭和記念公園

by vivalahighstreet @ Viva La Highstreet!

Showa Kinen Park 昭和記念公園, also called Showa Memorial Park, is a huge park located in Tachikawa, about 30 minutes away from Shinjuku. It is one of the most popular things to do in Tokyo Japan. Spanning over 160 hectares, it’s a huge park with beautiful trees, numerous flowers, a dragonfly marsh, bird sanctuaries, fountains, bike […]

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Another post with A Gallery

by Zhi Kai @ First Beauty

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Bản Tin Thay Đổi Hàng Hóa Nhà Mint- Updating

by mint mint @ Mỹ Phẩm Xách Tay – Mint Cosmetics.

Gần đây hàng hóa về nhiều quá mà các hãng lại cứ thỉnh thoảng thay đổi mẫu mã bao bì, thậm chí cải tiến cả chất lượng sản phẩm nên chúng mình làm bản tin nho nhỏ này để thông báo với các bạn được rõ không lại sợ hàng không chuẩn cứ vừa dùng

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Colorful Mid-Year Beauty Wishlist 2017

by Bun Bun @ Bun Bun Makeup Tips and Beauty Product Reviews

COLORS!! Just looking at my beauty wishlist makes me feel more alive. It’s mid 2017 and I feel like I lived the past 3 years blearily. What used to be bold, strong colors on my eyes gave way to the unyielding power of the NAKED trend. Naked 1, Naked 2, Naked Basics. I was going […]

Best Japanese Remedy For Blackheads: Kao ビオレ Biore Nose Pore Clear Pack Black Review

by vivalahighstreet @ Viva La Highstreet!

I don’t know why but I am not much into blackhead removal strips, but I still bought Kao Biore Nose Pore Clear Pack Black after coming across them in each and every drugstore in Tokyo.ビオレ Biore claims “The black nose pack makes it easier for you to see cloggers. It removes oil and dirt build-up […]

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Vì sao da sần, nổi mụn nhiều hơn khi dùng Dầu Tẩy Trang?

by mint mint @ Mỹ Phẩm Xách Tay – Mint Cosmetics.

Có rất nhiều nàng than thở rằng: ” dù rất thích dầu tẩy trang nhưng không hiểu sao càng dùng càng bị nhiều mụn. Trong khi bạn bè em dùng không bị gì, lại còn khen xài thích quá.” Nguyên nhân thực sự là gì? Có phải lỗi hoàn toàn do sản phẩm không hay

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Đặt Trọn Niềm Tin Chăm Sóc Làn Da Nhạy Cảm Với Thương Hiệu La Roche-Possay

by mint mint @ Mỹ Phẩm Xách Tay – Mint Cosmetics.

“Vì một cuộc sống tốt đẹp hơn cho da nhạy cảm” – Đó là chân lý và cũng là sứ mệnh của La Roche-Possay trong suốt 22 năm hình thành và phát triển, trở thành một thương hiệu Dược Mỹ Phẩm hàng đầu của Pháp. Cùng với sự phối hợp mật thiết với 25.000 bác

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A Review Of The Best Japanese Drugstore Mascaras by Facemadeup.com

A Review Of The Best Japanese Drugstore Mascaras by Facemadeup.com


Face Made Up - Beauty Product Reviews, Makeup Tutorial Videos & Lifestyle

A review of the best Japanese drugstore mascaras: DVJ Beautenizer Fibrewig, Integrate, Little Witch Mote, Lash King, Heroine Make &Fairydrops Scandal Queen.

Beauty Buzz: TRESemmé Destress Your Tresses

by Maan Fernandez @ Calyxta

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Kayaking In Halong Bay: Ban Lifted Or Still Illegal?

by Bun Bun @ Bun Bun Makeup Tips and Beauty Product Reviews

One day before the 2D1N Halong Bay cruise, I called the tour company to clarify some details on the kayaking segment and was told that there would be no kayaking due to a ban imposed by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. I was like “WHUUTTTT?!” The itinerary clearly stated kayaking, the tour agent […]

Barbeque Set Dinner @ Oakwood Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur.

by Choi Yen @ Mimi's Dining Room

Calling all meat lovers! Oakwood Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur is proudly presents their latest food promotion of Barbeque Set Dinner which featuring scrumptious option of grilled meat such as Cajun chicken, beef striploin, Tiger Prawns, Seabass, lamb as well as grilled vegetables and dessert.   Priced at RM180.00+ for four person (without wine) and RM230.00+ with a bottle of [...]

MAC Von Teese Matte Lipstick in Singapore

by makeupmag @ Makeup Stash!

Inspired by her new book, Your Beauty Mark, Dita Von Teese has collaborated with MAC Cosmetics to create Von Teese Matte Lipstick, a searing scarlet that is as much her signature shade as it is a representation of the seductive spirit. According to the burlesque beauty: “M·A·C Cosmetics celebrates...

Natural Everyday Makeup (with Milk Makeup/cream products)

by Thu @ Face Made Up – Beauty Product Reviews, Makeup Tutorial Videos & Lifestyle

SHOP THIS POST Products featured: Milk Makeup Blur Stick Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Touch Foundation shade 40 Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Colour in Dark Loreal Paris Brow Artist Plumper Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers Colourpop Creme Gel Liner in Swerve Colourpop Creme Gel Liner in Call Me By Terry Ombre Blackstar in 13 Perfect Brown Fleur De Force Lashes by Eyelure in Fleur Loves Kate Somerville IllumiKate Concealing Eye Cream in Medium Mac Paint Pot in Groundwork Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow in Undertone Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Macadamia Milk Makeup Matte Bronzer in Baked Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek in Rally Milk Makeup Highlighter in Lit Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk Tom Ford Lipstick Ultra Rich Lip Colour in Revolve Around Me

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Chanel Coco Café in Singapore

by makeupmag @ Makeup Stash!

Inspired by the café culture of Paris, Coco Café is a beauty pop-up with elements of coffee, cake and Chanel charm. Located at the Visual Arts Centre in Dhoby Ghaut Green, the space is ensconced in serene surroundings. Don’t be misled by the name – it isn’t actually...

An Amazing responsive and Retina ready theme.

by Zhi Kai @ First Beauty

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5 Ways To Make Your Weekday Feel More Like Weekend

by vivalahighstreet @ Viva La Highstreet!

I love weekends and look forward to my weekends all week-long. Weekend mornings are spent lazily watching TV with tea in bed and then exploring Tokyo in the afternoons and trying out new restaurants in the evenings. I want my weekends to last forever! And I guess that you want the same, and that is […]

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L’Oreal Pure Clay Masks Review

by Gretchen Gatan @ Calyxta

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Review kẹp mi Shu Uemura S Curler

by vynguyensw @ VYNGUYENSW

Review kẹp mi Shu Uemura S Curler Kẹp mi Shu Uemura S Curler Mình đã tìm kiếm rất nhiều thông tin về kẹp lông mi và nổi bật trong số những thông tin mình thu gom được, nhắc đến kẹp mi, nhất là với kích cỡ mắt người châu Á mình thì phải nhắc đến kẹp mi Shu Uemura hay kẹp mi Shiseido. Mình hiện đang sở hữu 1 em kẹp mi Revitalash kích thước lớn, dù không phải hàng chuyên dụng nhưng cảm thấy kích thước này quá bất tiện cho việc bấm cong mi ở đầu và đuôi mi. Vì vậy mình đã nghĩ 1 sản phẩm với kích thước nhỏ nhắn hơn như kẹp mi Shu Uemura S Curler thật sự sẽ là sự lựa chọn lý tưởng. Review kẹp mi Shu Uemura S Curler Kẹp mi Shu với thiết kế hộp trắng, vừa tầm cỡ lòng bàn tay. Kẹp cũng nhỏ nhắn và dễ dàng để bạn có thể mang theo trong túi xách hay túi đựng mỹ phẩm trang điển. Duy có 1 điều rất tiếc là kẹp mi Shu Uemura S Curler không đi kèm miếng nhựa thay thế như mình vẫn thường thấy […]

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Review nước hoa hồng trị mụn Bigansui Medicated Skin Lotion

by vynguyensw @ VYNGUYENSW

,Review nước hoa hồng trị mụn Bigansui Medicated Skin Lotion Đã khá lâu kể từ lần viết bài cuối cùng của mình nhỉ. Sẽ cố gắng siêng năng hơn vì có khá nhiều thứ muốn viết nhưng lại không có nhiều thời gian. Với tình trạng da các bạn hiện nay bị mụn khá nhiều, và mụn cũng là 1 trong những vấn đề da rất phổ biến, không chỉ ảnh hưởng đến thế hệ tuổi teens, dậy thì, mà còn ảnh hưởng đến cả những người trưởng thành. 1 2 nốt mụn hoàn toàn có thể khiến nhiều bạn gái lo lắng. Đó là lí do vì sao hôm nay, mình thực sự muốn chia sẻ bài review này. Về nước hoa hồng trị mụn Bigansui Medicated Skin Lotion mà mình đã thử 2 tháng qua. Review nước hoa hồng trị mụn Bigansui Medicated Skin Lotion Bigansui Medicated Skin Lotion là 1 sản phẩm của Nhật, thuộc dạng hàng nội địa nhé. Do đó, thông tin trên sản phẩm gần như 100% hoàn toàn là tiếng Nhật. 1 chai như thế này khá nhỏ nhắn với dung tích tầm 80ml, có thể sử dụng được khá lâu, vì mình […]

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The three products you need to cover your dark circles

by Em @ Polkadotparadiso

I’m sure there are lots of people out there who say you should just embrace your dark circles. Not me. Ever since I started wearing make up it’s been all about covering up those pesky panda eyes. I’ve tried all the creams and the caffeine roller balls and I’m pretty certain mine are hereditary. I’ve found eye creams that have made them appear less dark, but nothing that makes me feel confident going make up free at all. Alongside the battle to fix them, comes the battle to hide them. I’ve gone through so many concealers over the years and at one point was using three at once. I’ve tried colour correcting concealers, heavy concealers and Touche Eclat dupes. Between terrible colour matches and folds that made me look about 60 I didn’t have much luck. Recently, I had at least found a concealer that was a good match – this Kat Von D number. It still wasn’t quite enough coverage though. I was also having to make do with it folding throughout the day. Luckily, I happened to discover two new products at around the same time which, paired with my Kat Von D, became an unstoppable force for my under eye circles.  NYX Dark Circle Corrector I haven’t had the greatest of experience with NYX before. I’ve been pretty underwhelmed by the products I’ve tried before. However after hearing people rave about this corrector, I decided to give it a whirl. It was pretty reasonably priced, so I knew it wouldn’t be a massive loss if I didn’t like it. This cream is extremely thick. I reminds me of the Bare Minerals concealer in consistency. I hate the design of the pot. The walls are so thick that I frequently get lots of the product underneath my nails when they’re long. The pot itself does at least feel weighty and well made which hasn’t been my experience of NYX products before.  This gets patted on underneath my eyes with my fingers after I’ve applied my foundation. It’s a little darker than I’d like but it tends to blend well. The peachy tones here definitely help to calm down the darkness. Some days I can just about get away with wearing this on it’s own. On full make up days though, I need the extra steps. Kat Von D Lock It Concealer This concealer I’ve been using for a while (full review here) and in this technique I find a couple of blobs is enough to cover up my circles nicely.  The thing that makes the difference here is the brush. I use an Ecotools Eye Defining Brush. This helps me tap the colour in without streaking. Moreso than any other concealer brush I’ve used before. At just £6.99 it’s reasonably priced and the quality is fantastic. I’ve had it over a year now and there’s no signs of it needing replacing soon. ELF High Def Undereye Setting Powder Superdrug finally stocks ELF! The first thing I picked up was this undereye setting powder. Folding has always been my biggest issue when covering up the dark circles so I had to give this a try. At just £4.50 it’s a massive steal.  The first thing I will say is bin the brush. It’s terrible and way too small. Instead I’m using an angled blending brush from Look Good, Feel Better. It can be slightly off putting the first time you open the pot as it is pure white. At this point I should say that the pot is annoying and feels cheaply made. More often than not it’s a bit of a faff to get open. It’s only a minor issue, but it’s definitely worth saying.  You don’t need a lot of this though. A slight dab with the brush and just sweep it under your eyes. Even if you do go a bit OTT, it sinks in invisibly so there’s no need to worry about ending up with strange looking under eyes.  Once I sweep the powder over I do get a couple early folds but all I need to do is sweep the brush under my eyes a couple more times and then I’m good to go for the day. It holds everything in place and due to the colour, brightens up the area nicely. Cover your dark circles I’ve been using this for a couple of months now and I’m really happy with it. The combo of the NYX cover up and a good colour matched concealer means the darkness doesn’t come through at all. Finishing off with the ELF powder means that by the end of the day I no longer look like an old lady thanks to many folds. I’d say the NYX and the ELF are the must have products in this routine. The concealer is very easy to swap out and if Boots hadn’t discontinued their Stay Time Concealer, I’d be recommending that as a more affordable alternative. Any liquid concealer that matches your skin tone nicely will work here.  Have you got any under eye coverage tips? Let me know in the comments below! This post contains affiliate links. They don’t cost you anything to follow, but do help keep this blog running!

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Glamorous Makeup: Purple & Gold Smokey Halo Eyes

by Thu @ Face Made Up – Beauty Product Reviews, Makeup Tutorial Videos & Lifestyle

I wanted to create a dramatic look yet still very wearable so I opted for a high contrast halo eye, teaming cool tone purples with a warm, vibrant pop of gold. This is not an everyday look but perfect if you have a glam event to attend or a party to go to. SHOP THIS POST   Products Featured: Make Up For Ever HD Primer Too Faced Born This Way Foundation Natural Beige Maybelline Eye Studio Brow Define and Fill Duo (called Brow Satin in Oz) Rimmel Brow This Way Brow Styling Gel Tarte Contour Shape Tape Concealer Light Medium Honey & Medium Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadows in Birkin and Dusty Rose Morphe 35T Palette Excel Perfect Eyeliner Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder Revlon Sculpt & Highlight Contour Kit – review here: http://www.facemadeup.com/reviews/revlon-chloe-morello-contour-kit/ Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed Nars Velvet Lip Pencil El Agua Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Lovecraft Marc Jacobs Enamoured Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer Lipgloss in Sugar Sugar Loreal Infallible Mist & Fix Setting Spray

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Why I Continue Beauty Blogging As A Hobby

by noreply@blogger.com (Monika RocailleWrites) @ Rocaille Writes

I have noticed in the past few months that a lot of my favorite blogger friends decided to say goodbye to their beauty blogs. Some of them have concluded it just wasn't fun anymore, some preferred to devote their finite free time to other pursuits, some are still writing but have changed their focus from make-up and skincare. I, too have been wondering whether it's worthwhile to keep on trucking, given how sporadic my posting is now with baby Julian on board. I figured maybe I'll share my reflections about beauty blogging as a hobby in this day and age, mostly because I'd love to hear your thoughts too. So here goes.

There's a vast difference these days between professional (as in, earning revenue: be it from ads, affiliate links or sponsored posts) and personal blogs. Obviously there's a lot of grey area - many personal blogs do make a little bit of money on the side as a bonus perk to a beloved hobby, and before anyone gets their feathers ruffled, I personally have absolutely no problem in that and have myself earned a little from writing a couple sponsored posts in the past. To me it boils down to this - are you actively motivated to blog because you're counting on that revenue to pay or contribute to your bills? If so, in my mind you are indeed a professional blogger. And you may try to convince me otherwise, but I strongly believe that most professional bloggers are going to blog differently from someone who does it just for fun. I'm not saying your blogging job can't also be a passion - I belive it is for most professional bloggers - but you're not going to write in the same way when you need the money to buy your groceries versus when you're doing it just to enjoy. It has nothing to do with honesty, disclosure etc.; it's just a matter of perspective.

If you were to ask me for advice on starting a beauty blog today, I would tell you not to do it. Or I guess, scratch that, I'd ask you a question in return - what are your expectations? What are you hoping to gain from beauty blogging? Do you want exposure, an audience, growth, free products or sponsorship deals? Then probably YouTube would be a better bet, albeit bear in mind that it's going to be VERY difficult as the beauty guru market is oversaturated as it is. Do you just want to start and see how it goes, hoping to get noticed? You'll probably end up deeply disappointed. Or lastly, do you enjoy pouring words onto the (web)page, and would like to meet like-minded beauty enthusiasts? Then yes, please, go for it. I truly think this is the only reason any of us blogging hobbists are still here today.

With one caveat though. I may be wrong, but compared to when I first started Rocaille Writes, I do see much less of a community in the beauty blogosphere these days. Like I mentioned in the opening paragraph, SO MANY of us have already left the scene. I've also noticed a significant decline in commenting, and I'd be the first to blame - these days I just don't have the time to leave comments. We also don't do tags or collabs anymore. And it may be just me, but we stopped having these lengthy conversations on Twitter; I'm in fact seriously considering deleting my Twitter app, and I hardly ever check it from my desktop. The only social media outlet that still remains is Instagram, and I love our little community there, but at the same time I don't think Instagram can replace beauty blogs entirely, even now with the option of uploading multiple photos. Because while Instagram can provide all the visual content, I still think beauty blogs are primarily verbal, and it's always the writer's voice that drives me to certain blogs and not the others.

As for still feeling passionate about beauty 8 years after I clicked 'Publish' on my first post, yes, I continue to enjoy trying out and experimenting with new products. However, I often feel very ambivalent about reviewing certain brands or products. The main reason is that I don't want to be a 'beauty influencer': that is, I don't want to influence you to shop for products you don't need. I would like to think that maybe if you're already contemplating a well thought-out purchase, then my review of a product can help you make an informed decision, but I am aware that oftentimes, sharing my favorite products will entice you to spend unnecessarily in some way, and it is a form of promoting the consumerist mindset.

Secondly, the number of products I would like to share with you seems to be growing smaller and smaller. Mostly because I'm purchasing a lot less than I used to, and secondly because I'm feeling quite burnt out on reviewing PR samples (which I receive very rarely anyway). It often has nothing to do with the actual products sent for review and everything with the communication between myself and the PR company. I don't even want to say how many times my emails have gone unanswered, packages with samples ended up never being sent, how many times I was dropped by a brand for no reason - except maybe actually sharing my honest opinion, and a positive one at that? In many instances, my relationship with the PR has made me avoid a certain brand, regardless of the quality of the products. It just leaves a bad taste in your mouth, you know?

At the end of the day though, Rocaille Writes is here to stay. Primarily because for me, beauty blogging is therapeutic, and without it, I'm just a stay-at home sleep-deprived mom with stacks of dirty dishes and mounds of unwashed laundry. Hmm, maybe that came out wrong: I'm happy to be one. But I want and I need this one small creative thing for myself that is keeping a beauty blog, and I refuse to let it go. Like I said in the past in this post, Rocaille Writes may not be about reviewing the latest limited edition collection in a snap, but I have so much more than that to say. If only the days were longer, you guys!

Phân Biệt Đẩy Mụn Và Kích Ứng – Góc Nhìn Khoa Học

by mint mint @ Mỹ Phẩm Xách Tay – Mint Cosmetics.

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Keep calm and blog on.

by noreply@blogger.com (Monika RocailleWrites) @ Rocaille Writes

Long time no post, dear readers! I'm hesitating to write this update; however, I've always been striving to share with you exactly what's on my mind, in the hopes it may be at least a little useful for someone. This is probably the most difficult thing I've ever written, but also maybe the most necessary. So, here goes - if you're interested in just my beauty reviews, this post is not it - so check back soon for regular service.

Life's been a bit difficult for me these past few months. I know you guys are probably thinking 'Duuh! You've just had a baby!', but I'm not really talking difficult as in 'have no time for anything - feeling tired' kinda way. Before Julian was born, I'd been expecting that and I *think* I'd been mentally prepared, but what I hadn't been prepared for was feeling utterly lost and not like myself. Call it what you will - mood swings, baby blues (I'd hesitate to call it postpartum depression since I don't think it got as severe as to be diagnosed as such), existential crisis - the point is, I've been really struggling lately.

There were days and now thankfully just episodes during the day when I feel unexplicably sad, and worried about the baby, and somehow empty inside, like a hollow husk of a person I used to be. I can't wait until the day is finally over because it seems like such an ordeal to get through, and I'm so frustrated and angry at myself for even thinking it. At the same time, I dread the night time, because if he - and I - keep waking up again and again and again, I know that the next day is going to be even harder. You know how other mothers say - "Oh my gosh, time flies, they grow up too quickly!", and here I am, thinking "No, not at all, the days drag on without end, I can't wait for this to be over - but will it ever be over? Will I ever feel normal again?'.

Before you all write it in the comments, I AM incredibly grateful to have Julian in my life - a beautiful, happy, healthy baby - but at the same time, I feel broken and undeserving of such a blessing. Every little challenge I face with him makes me think I'm a bad mother, and he'll suffer because of my stupidity or lack of insight. Reasonably, I KNOW these are ridiculous thoughts but oftentimes I cannot help thinking them, and I am so mad at myself that I can't just snap out of them.

The reason I've decided to write about my state of mind is because I think that we women don't talk about the postpartum recovery process enough. We gush about the cuteness of our babies and brag about having our figures back while glazing over the more challenging facets. Obviously, we don't all struggle this much as new mothers, but some of us do, and I believe it's important to acknowledge it so that we don't feel so insane - and alone.

I was fortunate enough to have a very easy pregnancy and a standard, safe delivery, but now, at 4 months postpartum, I'm still not completely well - both mentally and physically. The ailing hip/ groin area I was experiencing towards the end of my pregnancy has not gone away, and it's since been joined by a backache. My hair is falling out so much I decided to chop it all off. I'm not just 'not sleeping enough' - at the lowest point when Julian was waking nearly every hour at night I was so sleep deprived I didn't even feel human anymore. I still feel weak and sluggish, and there's absolutely no way I feel up to working out to shed those extra pounds or to 'get my body back' - at the moment, I couldn't care less to be honest, and heading out for daily strolls is about all I can manage right now.

Well, enough of the pity party; I just wanted to say that the going's been rough, but I do see the light at the end of the tunnel. We've been sleeping better lately, and I think that maybe my hormones are becoming more balanced, and I'm starting to feel like myself again. I've also been taking more magnesium and it seems to be helping. The point of all this rambling is that I feel that I'd like to start blogging again. Writing is still my passion and I think it's something I need to do for myself, now maybe more than ever before in my life. However, I do realize it's not going to be easy, mostly due to time constraints - I'm not going to lie though, I know there will be days when even if I do have the time, I just won't have enough energy to write. And I think that's okay too.

To sum it all up, I'm back - sort of. I'll do my best to post, but I'm not going to be posting as often as I used to in the past. The reviews may get shorter and not as thorough. Photos may not be as plentiful. At times I may even not make any sense, and I apologize in advance. But carry on I shall, and carry on I will. Thank you for sticking with me, friends - I'm clicking 'Publish' before I chicken out.

Kiss Me Heroine Make Reviews - Singapore Cosmetics & Bodycare

Kiss Me Heroine Make Reviews - Singapore Cosmetics & Bodycare


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Kiss Me Heroine Make Reviews by Locals - An imported Japanese cosmetics brand, famously known for their mascaras. Available for purchase online and from all Watsons departmental stores.

Review son dưỡng Dr Brandt Xtend your youth Lip Filler Volumizer

by vynguyensw @ VYNGUYENSW

Review son dưỡng Dr Brandt Xtend your lip filler volumizer Cũng như dưỡng da, dưỡng môi là 1 thói quen các bạn gái không nên bỏ qua đâu nhé. Tuy là nói vậy nhưng chỉ thời gian vài tháng gần đây mình mới tập trung dưỡng môi hằng ngày. Nhân dịp son dưỡng DHC Lip Cream mà mình rất yêu thích vừa hết nên cũng là thời điểm mình chính thức thử son dưỡng Dr Brandt Xtend your lip filler volumizer để xem son dưỡng này hiệu quả như thế nào. Son dưỡng Dr Brandt Xtend your youth này là quà 1 người bạn tặng cho mình vì mình cũng không nghĩ sẽ phải bỏ ra hơn 900k chỉ để sở hữu 1 cây son dưỡng khi mình đã tìm thấy DHC Lip Cream. Thời điểm mình viết bài này son dưỡng Dr Brandt Xtend your lip filler volumizer cũng đã gần hết vì 1 tuýp này thực sự không nhiều tầm 7.5g lại là dạng cream lỏng nên dùng cũng khá nhanh. Dr Brandt là 1 thương hiệu chắc chắn là đã khá nổi tiếng ở nước ngoài điển hình như Mỹ. Đây là hãng dược mỹ phẩm do […]

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US Shopping Guide for Amazon Japan

by Lulu @ honeynlacquer

In late January, a lovely user /u/kjj17  shared instructions for navigating the Amazon Japan website as an international user on the Asian Beauty subreddit. Another user /u/apidae92  also shared her awesome haul! Intrigued by their posts, I decided to try out Amazon Japan myself. Amazon has drastically increased the availability of skincare products from Asia since […]

Cyber Monday Deals

by noreply@blogger.com (BEAUTIFUL CANVAS) @ BEAUTIFUL CANVAS



Origins – Get $10 off plus free shipping on any order of $25 or more with code TENOFF.  You also get 2 deluxe sample with purchase over $45.

The Body Shop – 50% off site wide and free shipping with any $30 purchase

b-glowing – 20% off sitewide with purchase of $50 or more, code CYBRTWNTY

For those who love Anthropologie (like me), they are having an additional 20% off sale items; discount price will be automatically reflected at checkout.  This is rare; they hardly have coupon code, etc.

For little ones, The Children’s Place is having 30% off and free shipping, code SAVECYBER30


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Review mascara Isehan Kiss Me Heroine Make

by vynguyensw @ VYNGUYENSW

Review mascara Isehan Kiss Me Heroine Make Mình thường khá ít khi trang điểm, đa phần chỉ cần trang điểm khi đi tiệc, đám cưới hoặc 1 vài ngày cuối tuần muốn đi chơi trông chút ấn tượng, do đó những mỹ phẩm mình chọn dùng thường có xu hướng mang lại nét tự nhiên hơn là makeup dày son phấn hay kiểu Mỹ. Và 1 trong những sản phẩm mình muốn giới thiệu hôm nay đến các bạn gái chính là mascara Isehan Kiss Me Heroine Make hàng nội địa Nhật Bản mà mình đang sử dụng. Mascara Isehan Kiss Me Heroine Make thì vốn đã quá nổi tiếng trong ngành hàng mỹ phẩm xách tay Nhật, Isehan cũng không chỉ có duy nhất em mascara này mà còn đến 2 – 3 loại mascara khác, mình chưa sử dụng hết nhưng tin rằng đều có khả năng đáp ứng các yêu cầu khó khăn của bạn gái khi trang điểm mắt đó là tạo độ dài, dày cho lông mi, khả năng chống nước cao và hạn chế lem trôi. Review mascara Isehan Kiss Me Heroine Make Mascara hiện mình đang dùng là dòng phiên bản trước, dù hiện […]

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Australis High Life Highlighting Powder Review

by Neha V @ Makeupandbeauty.com

Hi girls, I am obsessed about contouring and highlighting products. I have even converted my shiny eyeshadows into highlights because sometimes they work better than some highlights. I can safely say this about this product too. I had high hopes and I was thinking it will be on similar lines like the Essence Circus Circus […]

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Revlon X Chloe Morello Sculpt & Highlight Contour Kit Review & Swatches

by Thu @ Face Made Up – Beauty Product Reviews, Makeup Tutorial Videos & Lifestyle

Whilst I am a fan of subtle contouring (trust me my round face needs it), I’m not totally mad on highlighting, not on an everyday basis anyway. So when yet another drugstore contour and highlight palette was released towards the end of last year, I was hardly jumping up and down with unconfined excitement. This one in particular is a collaboration between mainstream giant Revlon and Aussie beauty Youtuber, Chloe Morello. Put them together in an equation and you get the Revlon Sculpt & Highlight Contour Kit (only available in Australia and New Zealand I believe). So why did I pick this particular kit up I hear you ask with curiosity? Well nothing like a promo to push me over the line and add this to my basket. I’m talking about the Priceline, 2 day, 40% off all cosmetics promo which I believe only happens a couple times a year (don’t shoot me if I’m wrong). Not going to lie but cosmetics and skincare is pretty expensive in Australia so when you see a fairly big discount, you make the most of it. The  Revlon Sculpt & Highlight Contour Kit comes as a quad rather than the excessive-for-everyday 6-pan palette, […]

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Review serum Rohto CC Melano dưỡng sáng mờ thâm

by vynguyensw @ VYNGUYENSW

Review serum Rohto CC Melano dưỡng sáng mờ thâm Có thể nhiều bạn sẽ khá ngạc nhiên khi biết Rohto Nhật sở hữu nhiều sản phẩm chăm sóc da nổi tiếng đến vậy. Ngay cả dòng trang điểm phổ biến như CC Sugao cũng là 1 trong những sản phẩm bán rất chạy của Rohto. Với mức giá tầm trung, bạn hoàn toàn có thể sở hữu hàng loạt sản phẩm làm đẹp mà Rohto mang lại. Và 1 trong số đó cũng không thể không kể đến Rohto CC Melano – serum dưỡng sáng trắng và làm mờ thâm mình đã tậu từ rất lâu. Trọn bộ CC này còn bao gồm cả 1 nước hoa hồng, 1 hộp mặt nạ giấy và 1 xịt khoáng. Nhưng mình hiện tại chỉ sở hữu 2 sản phẩm trong bộ này gồm 1 serum Rohto CC Melano và 1 nước hoa hồng Melano mà mìn sẽ review vào 1 dịp khác. Review serum Rohto CC Melano dưỡng sáng mờ thâm Mình biết thực sự cần 1 khoảng thời gian kiên trì rất lâu dài cùng 1 sản phẩm để biết được sản phẩm này có hiệu quả và tương thích với […]

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Review: Visee Lip & Cheek Tint in PK-2 Girly Pink

by stylishlyglam @ Stylishly Glam

I used to take more than 30 min to do my makeup every morning and I always wondered how people can do their makeup in 10 min and be out the door.  I realized I was taking way too much… Continue Reading

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Blinc Cosmetic Contour Shadow Brush
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Paris Hilton with Love Gift Set for Women
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Pierre Cardin Legend 3-Piece Gift Set for Men
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Paris Hilton Can Can Gift Set with Body Lotion, Shower Gel and Eau De Parfum Spray
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