Big Bad Wolf Book Sale 2015 #BBWKL2015 - Preview Day Haul

♫ Big Bang playlist on Spotify

I know, it's been ages since my last blog post! (╥_╥) ごめんなさい!

This year, I was extremely fortunate to win a preview pass - one pass admits 2 people - for the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale 2015, which means I get to enter the sale one day before it's open to the public. ψ(`∇´)ψ Also means that I had to sacrifice one of my precious annual leave days, but I guess it was worth it. #workinglifewoes

A Magical, Whimsical, Kawaii Journey to Oz with Hello Kitty & Friends!

♫ XIA (Junsu) - OeO

You already know my love for all things Hello Kitty, so of course I had to share this! :D

Everybody knows Hello Kitty; she's the most famous cat in the world, and the global icon of kawaii ('cute' in Japanese) culture. This time around, Hello Kitty arrives at our Malaysian shores as the Great Witch of Oz, just in time for Halloween, with the “Journey to Oz” attraction opening in Sanrio Hello Kitty Town at Puteri Harbour, Johor on 31st October 2015.

Kirei Station - The Latest Cosmetics and Skincare Direct From Japan!

♫ 【福山ッスル!】モリモリマッスルスル体操
(Warning: This song will get stuck in your head.)

After a long streak of reviewing and using Korean makeup, I figured it was time to get back to my blogging roots of Japanese beauty products - and by that I mean Kosé skincare, Dolly Wink eyeliner, Hada Labo toners, Majolica blushers and Canmake eyeshadows. Thankfully, the discovery of a new Japanese cosmetics online store helped to remind me of the minor, but very important, fact that my love of makeup originated from the Land of the Rising Sun.

Review: Mediheal Mask Dress Code Black

♫ Taylor Swift - Wildest Dreams

You couldn't have possibly expected me to leave you hanging after teasing you with a glance at this one after the previous Mediheal Mask Dress Code Blue review, could you?
Wait, don't answer that. It was a rhetorical question.

In any case, I'm too excited about these pretty mask sheets to keep them to myself, so I'll be sharing with you my experience using another mask from the same range - Mediheal Mask Dress Code Black.

Rave Review: Mediheal Mask Dress Code Blue

♫ Redfoo - New Thang

Okay, so first of all, I need to apologise for the slight hiatus from my blog. The usual mix of work, writer's block, ennui, laziness... and (I'm ashamed to admit this) lack of interest in most new makeup and skincare lately. *gasp* Well, in addition to the fact that I can't afford to buy the ones I'm really interested in, and not being able to attend events since I'm working during office hours now. (╥_╥)

So what prompted me to crawl out of my hermit's cave, feeling the urgent need to rave about my latest discovery? The very intriguing, extremely hydrating, excessively glamorous facial mask sheet from Korea - Mediheal Mask Dress Code Blue.

Review: BAWANG Anti-Hair Fall Shampoo & Conditioner

I'm pretty sure you know who Jackie Chan is, but do you know he's the brand ambassador for BAWANG hair care products? 
Okay, so I admit I chuckled a little when I heard the name of the brand. Bà wáng is actually how you pronounce 霸王 in Chinese, but in Bahasa Malaysia 'bawang' means onions, hence the amusement. I received this BAWANG Anti-Hair Fall Shampoo & Conditioner Pro Pack from HiShop to review, which includes a 200ml bottle of shampoo and a 80g tube of conditioner. 
BAWANG Anti-Hair Fall Shampoo & Conditioner Pro Pack

Mix-Style Nekomimi Cat Ears Headphone (Pink)

♫ Taylor Swift -Bad Blood (ft. Kendrick Lamar)
(Warning: Image-heavy post!)

I actually haven't dabbled in otaku stuff for a while, but my love for cat ears (or nekomimi 猫耳) resurfaced when Rhea-chan shared with me the link to these super kawaii Mix-Style Nekomimi Headphones last month. Suffice to say, we made some very impulsive decisions and patiently waited a month for these babies to arrive.

Estee Lauder 2015 Warehouse Sale Haul!

♫ Flo Rida - GDFR ft. Sage The Gemini and Lookas
(Completely unrelated, but my recent song choices have been heavily influenced by the Fast & Furious 7 soundtrack. ಠ_ಠ)

I've been to my fair share of warehouse sales, and having to queue for several hours is no surprise to me, but last weekend's Estee Lauder warehouse sale really took the cake! (≧∇≦)

Review: Catrice Absolute Eye Colour Mono in 570 Plum Up The Jam

♫ DJ Shadow - Six Days (Feat. Mos Def) (Remix)

I'm starting to think I have a thing for reddish eyeshadows, judging from the ones I've reviewed on my blog so far. (⌒_⌒;) Well, here's another one to add to the list, and it's the Catrice Absolute Eye Colour Mono in 570 Plum Up The Jam, which I purchased on my last Singapore trip.

Review: Bunny Color Brown Lens from Klenspop

♫ Big Bang - BAE BAE

I am currently so addicted to Big Bang's two new songs. Perfect background music to work to, because today I'm reviewing a pair of pretty lenses from Klenspop. ;)

Review: Peripera My Color Lips in 21 Soul Pink

♫ Ronan Keating - When You Say Nothing At All

Welcome to the 6th installment of my Peripera My Color Lips lipstick review! ( ˘ ³˘)♥

This lipstick was bought from a beauty expo last October; I remember snapping pics for a review shortly after that but somehow never managed to get the blog post done. The pictures have been sitting in my memory card for long enough, so I decided I'd better make good use of them. (⌒_⌒;)

Vassen Akara Brown Lens from LoveShoppingholics

♫ EXO - Exodus

Every time I see or hear the name Akara, my mind immediately links it to that NPC in Diablo II. But that's completely unrelated to today's post, which is about contact lenses. As you can probably already tell from the title, I'm reviewing a pair of Vassen Akara Brown contact lenses, kindly sent to me by Loveshoppingholics.

That degree of myopia is atrocious, I know.
They come in little sealed glass vials, securely wrapped in layers of bubble wrap. So far I've never had any problems with Loveshoppingholics' shipping nor packaging; everything arrives safely and beautifully packaged.

The Butterfly Project Christmas Beauty Box: Part Four - My Skincare Routine

♫ 李行亮 - 学会

I will readily admit that I'm more of a cosmetics gal, so I don't really spend much time or money on skincare products. However, that doesn't mean I don't take care of my skin - I just use the basics like makeup remover (when needed), cleanser, toner, and moisturizer. I also hardly use sunscreen, because I prefer using moisturizers with SPF so that I can just apply it and go.

The Butterfly Project Christmas Beauty Box: Part Three - The (Pink) Makeup Look!

♫ 张善为 - 真夏的樱花

Within the Butterfly Project Christmas Beauty Box, there were also a number of makeup products. The overall theme for all these cosmetics was pink, which is right up my alley. (。✪‿✪。)ノ

So today, I'll be showing you a simple pinkish makeup look using these products (and some of my own as well). Here's a quick look at what are the pinky makeup items I found in the Christmas beauty box.

The Butterfly Project Christmas Beauty Box: Part Two - Garnier Sakura White Pinkish Radiance Cleanser & Moisturizer

♫ 森山直太朗 - さくら

The last time I actually used any Garnier products was way back in  2011 when the Light BB Roll-On was launched, so I was pleasantly surprised to discover these in my Butterfly Project Christmas Beauty Box last December.

Review: 3CE Creamy Waterproof Eyeliner in #4 Chicago

♫ 周杰伦 - 手写的从前

I'm back, with the last (for now) of my 3CE Creamy Waterproof Eyeliner reviews. (≧∇≦)

This time, it's a slightly darker, but no less dazzling, purple shade - 3CE Creamy Waterproof Eyeliner in #4 Chicago.
I purchased this during one of Luxola's sales last year. Admittedly, I got this for a total steal, as somehow there was a glitch on the website which caused some 3CE products to be discounted the opposite of their intended amount. (・﹃・) Hello, 65% discount!

Impromptu Singapore Trip + Haul

♫ Wiz Khalifa - See You Again ft. Charlie Puth

It was a sombre (and rainy) final weekend in March for Singapore, but it was a pretty good one for me, because an impromptu trip down South gave me the opportunity to pay my respects to my late uncle in Johor during 清明, meet up with several friends, enjoy some good food, and do a spot of shopping along Orchard Road.

Review: Barrel Style Contact Lens Washer

♫  Sam Smith - I'm Not The Only One

As a frequent contact lens wearer, I have to take extra care of my contact lens, as they are mostly monthly or tri-monthly lenses. (I admit, I sometimes use them up to 6 months if I seldom wear them or they don't hurt my eyes even after the stipulated duration. ⌒_⌒;) Therefore, regularly cleaning them is a vital part of eye care.

LoveShoppingholics very kindly sent me this nifty little gadget, a barrel style contact lens washer, to help me take care of my lenses, which they have generously provided for review many times. (✿>◡<✿)

Luxola Beauty Haul (March 2015)

♫ EXO - Call Me Baby

Happy Easter Friday!! (๑>◡<๑)
I've never celebrated Easter before, but have always been fascinated by all the pretty pastel decorations and yummy chocolate that's always around during this time. Anyway, celebrations aside, if you've been following my Facebook page, you'll probably have noticed the sneak peeks of my recent Luxola purchases.

Last week, Luxola had a 4-hour flash sale event with 40% off during the first hour (excluding certain brands). The newsletter had been sent out a day earlier to email subscribers, so I grabbed the chance to update my wishlist, plan my shopping strategy and wait for the discount code and sale hour.

Review: 3CE Creamy Waterproof Eyeliner in #9 Wow Pink

♫ XIA (준수) - 그 말 참 밉다 (I Hate That Word)

In my 3CE Gel Eye Liner review, I mentioned that I'd purchased 2 eyeliners in my FH Club haul. Also probably because I kiasu and don't want to miss out on such a good deal especially since everything's gonna be more expensive once April/GST kicks in.

Today, it's 3CE Creamy Waterproof Eyeliner #9 Wow Pink's turn to claim the spotlight. I know, I know - it's all about eyeliners and lipsticks with me, lol.
Do I need more eyeliners? No.
Do I want eyeliners in all the colours of the rainbow? Heck YES.

Review: 3CE Gel Eye Liner in Brown

♫ 엠버 (AMBER) - Just Wanna (Feat. 에릭남)

Feeling slightly Korean today, because I'm going to share my thoughts about a Korean cosmetics brand that has been trending for a while now.

This particular Korean cosmetics brand is called 3CE (short for 3 Concept Eyes), and it's a cosmetics line under the popular Korean fashion brand Stylenanda. It's been gaining popularity around Asia for the past year or so, and while most people rave about their lipsticks, I've been quite taken by their eyeliners. (Check out my review of the beautiful mint green Creamy Waterproof Eyeliner in #10 Mojito!)

D.I.Y. - Custom Lip Cream

♫ 林俊杰 - 生生

Remember my DIY lip gloss post? Well, this time around, I decided to go with something a little less glossy and a bit more creamy. I managed to get a bunch of these adorable little containers from a store clearance, so it was a good chance to use them for this little experiment.

NOTD: Pastel Rainbow with Pearls and Rhinestones

♫ Yes933 online radio

A few days back, I received something that I had bought from eBay several weeks ago and have been eagerly anticipating its arrival ever since. It was enclosed in a small bubble wrap envelope, but would enable me to make a big difference to my nail art adventures. (๑>◡<๑)

Review: Miacare Acne Defense Concealer Stick

♫ 林俊杰 - 新地球 专辑

Now, we all know that concealers are pretty darn useful to hide our panda eyes (a.k.a. dark circles) and red spots/blemishes. However, I personally hesitate to apply any sort of makeup on pimples/acne, for fear of making the spot worse.

Miacare Acne Defense Concealer Stick is a concealer stick made specifically to target acne areas. It aims to help oily, blemish-prone skin beat acne and at the same time soothe, calm and cover blemishes.

Happy Valentine's Day! ♥

♫ 冯允谦 - 我好想你

Aaaahhh, the day when you can almost literally see hearts floating around all over the place.

Valentine's Day is here again, and while I won't be presented with a huge bouquet of overpriced roses and a romantic candlelit dinner, I'm still dressing up my nails and planning a cute outfit to have a good evening with my friends. :)

I'm calling this the Valentine's Day Pink Bunnies manicure. (✿◠‿◠)

The bunny glitters are from Etude House's Sweet Idea Bunny Nails set, nail sticker (mid) is from Bloop, and the nail polishes used include those from Dolly Wink, Bloop, Model's Own, Sephora and Daiso.

Happy Valentine's Day! ♥
It doesn't matter if you're happily taken, or single and available; all you need is love, right? ;)

Review: Chu Lip Lip Balm in Arabian, Floral Shower (Purple)

♫ 林俊傑 - 手心的薔薇

Tulip? No, it's Chu Lip! ( ˘ ³˘)♥

With the new Chu Lip, applying lip balm is fun, unique and amazingly kawaii! Mentholatum's latest offering is not only functional and cute, it's also a play on words - 'chu' チュッ means kiss in Japanese, and is the perfect description of this quirky cute lip balm which perfectly kisses your lips. Add to that its fun dome-shaped design and sweet pastel colours, and you'll never forget to apply your lip balm!

Papulex™ Anti-Blemish Gel for Localized Spots

♫ Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud

Have you heard of this brand called Papulex? Prior to its arrival on my doorstep, I had never heard of it, so I did a little bit of Googling and found out a bit more about this brand and their products. Papulex is a dermocosmetic range that focuses on improving skin's appearance, reduce breakouts and pimples, while ensuring skin appears healthy and revitalised, using its unique Power of 3 triple-action formulation.

Vassen Kayo 3 Tone Gray Lens from LoveShoppingholics

♫ WaT - 夢の途中

Phew! Is it February already? (・□・;)

This time around, I'm happy to share my thoughts on this particular pair of contact lenses from - the Vassen Kayo 3-Tone Gray.

Vassen Kayo 3 Tone Gray Lens
Vassen Kayo 3 Tone Gray
Origin: Made in Korea
Diameter : 14.5mm (enlargement effect 16mm ~18mm)
Water Content: 45%
Base Curve: 8.6mm
Life Span: 1 year disposal

Review: Miss Tiara LipIce Color Gloss in "Sugar Pink"

雪の華 (Various Versions)

Mention tiaras, and what comes to mind immediately would be pretty princesses in beautiful gowns, right? Well, while we all can't be royalty for real, we can definitely dress and make-up like a princess, complete with pretty dresses and dazzling accessories. (。✪‿✪。)ノ

OXY Acnoplex Formula Skincare Range For Clear, Smooth & Healthy Skin!

OXY has been the household name for combating acne-prone skin since I can remember, and they've been constantly reinventing and improving their products to offer better solutions to acne problems year after year.

The Butterfly Project Christmas Beauty Box: Part One - Shizens Lip Tattoo Review

♫ Fall Out Boy - Centuries

Hello, my lovely peeps! Gosh, it's almost the end of January and here I am with my very first post of the year! Σ(゜ロ゜;)
I promise I will make up for the lack of updates with a whole bunch of posts before the month is over. *bows in apology* o;(_ _)o; Without further ado, let's see what I have to share with you today~

If you've noticed in the local beauty blogosphere lately, there have been many reviews of the Shizens Lip Tattoo. It was one of the items we received in The Butterfly Project's Christmas Beauty Box, and now I'm chipping in with my two cents about this product.