Lip Treat: Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Moisturising Lipstick in Red Door Red

Morning! It’s a cool, rainy morning over here and I’m already feeling excited because it’s almost the weekend. Can you smell it approaching already? 🙂

I’m in a cheery mood today and here’s my lipstick pick for this Thursday morning. 


Name: Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Moisturising Lipstick in shade 02 Red Door Red

Colour: A dark red

Texture, scent and finish: Goes on smoothly like a lip balm, highly moistursing and pigmented, smells yummy because it contains Shea Butter.

Lasting Power: I love this lipstick because it stays on your lips for a long time without drying it out! It’s not completely transferproof, but it stays on your lips for at least the next 4-5 hours 🙂 It works for me and that has to count for something because I drink lots of water at work each day!

Has anyone tried lipsticks from Elizabeth Arden? I’d love to hear what are some of your favourites 🙂

Etude House Lock ‘n Summer Proof Any Cushion Foundation!

I attended a friend’s wedding, and I decided to try out the Etude House Lock ‘N Summer Proof Any Cushion Foundation, in W13, Natural Beige, for the first time! I recently bought it during my Korea trip in June. Here’s my take on it:

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Packaging: Cute, white round compact, with a mirror and sponge
The sponge is on a holder, and does not touch the foundation part. Hygienic!

Foundation comes in a sponge form, you use the sponge to press the foam sponge and the foundation goes onto it!

Foundation is refillable, great idea.

Colour and scent: Lovely, light floral scent! I love it.
Coverage is medium, good if you don’t major blemishes to cover. Natural look.

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Have you tried this Korean brand, Etude House? Share your reviews with me : ) x

Tried it, didn’t like it: Biore UV Perfect Milk SPF 50+ Sunblock Review

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Hello, I will be reviewing Biore’s UV Perfect Milk SPF 50+ today. It is from the same range as the Bright Face (pink bottle) and Moist Face Milk (purple bottle). This, or so I’ve heard, is a popular everyday sunblock. They have oil control properties and helps brighten skin tone.

However, when I first tried the blue bottle, I was stunned. The lotion smelt strongly of alcohol! Almost like an astringent. The alcohol fumes stung my eyes a little too. The lotion was lightweight, but felt a little oily at first and took about 3 minutes to be absorbed into my skin. I was disappointed, to be honest, I was expecting this range to smell awesome, not be laced with an alcohol scent. However, I’ve read tons of glowing reviews and next to none have complained about the alcohol scent. Maybe I’m a bit too sensitive to it and others didn’t notice the alcohol? You decide.

What are you using as your sunblock now? Share with me! : )

Claim to fame: Oil control, lightweight, portable, SPF 50.
Texture and scent: Light creamy texture, with regular sunblock scent + alcohol scent.
Availability: Watsons and Guardian Singapore for about SGD $18.

What I think: Alcohol scent too strong, takes a while to be absorbed. Was expecting a gentle floral scent. : (

Repurchase?: Not likely to repurchase.

What are your favourites?

With love,
Neri

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Can’t live without: My Holy Grail items! Review

Hello, here are some of my Holy Grail items! I have sensitive skin, and sometimes I break out in a rash. But Avene saves the day for me : )

Avene Skin Recovery Cream, 40ml: Use this for dry, irritated and reddened patches and it’d save you from the itch! The cream is quite smooth and rich, I would use it after I cleanse my skin. Not to be used with a moisturiser, and not a daily lotion, because this is a treatment cream, hence the name “Skin Recovery”. Works like a charm!

Clinique Even Better Dark Spot Corrector, 50ml: My MUST HAVE item. It evens out skin tone, brightens complexion and lightens dark spots caused by the sun or by scarring. I’ll post another separate post for this when I’ve the time 🙂 but this helped lighten a dark pimple scar a beautician left me with. Lifesaver.

Bioderma Sensibio Micellar cleanser: Great for removing makeup and for use everyday. Wipe off with a cotton pad! Good for sensitive skin like mine.

Avene Eau Thermale thermal spring water spray: Handy for hot summer days : ) Calms irritated skin.

Dior Lip Glow lip balm: Changes colour according to your body pH level. The packaging is so beautiful, and that’s also why it is pricey : ( I’m trying to find an alternative for this! Any suggestions?

Bourjois Eyeliner: Brush type, this eyeliner lasts all day for me, even in Singapore’s humidity : )

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With love,
Neri

Tried it, didn’t like it: K Palette 24hr 1 Day Tattoo Eyeliner in SB101 Review

After hearing reviews about the K Palette 24hr 1 Day Tattoo WP Eyeliner in Superior Black 101, I decided to give it a go. But a 24 hours, 1 day tattoo? I think not. It lasted only 5 minutes for me. Perhaps I have slightly oily lids (sensitive combination skin) and the humid weather in Singapore is a factor too, but I was disappointed by the eyeliner’s performance.

Within 5 minutes of walking outside, the eyeliner smudged onto my top part of the eyelids.

The item’s claim to fame: thin felt-tip brush, waterproof, smudgeproof

My verdict: Disappointing performance, probably better suited for dry climates!

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With love,
Neri