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My Stuff: Crazy Pink Lipstick Lady

I have been using crazy pink lippies for a long time now and whilst I often go for a nude look, when I do pink lipstick, I go all the way out! Hot Pink, fuchsia, neon pink, call it what you want. Here’s my expanded collection (thanks to my friends who gave me fab birthday pressies!)

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(L to R) L’Oreal Color Riche 285 Pink Fever, Clarins Rouge Prodige 102 Pink Paradise, MAC Glaze Big Bow, Dior Addict High Shine 864 Sketch Pink, Estee Lauder Signature Hydra Lustre Lipstick SIG 52 Brilliant Pink, MAC Satin Hollywood Nights, MAC Viva Glam Satin Nicki, MAC Satin Pink Nouveau, MAC Sheen Supreme Insanely It. I tried swatching and I’m not quite sure what to do. Anyway, I’m an NC25.

My sister gave me the MAC Hollywood Nights (from the Heatherette collection) a long time ago and I have been using it sparingly. It’s a gorgeous pink with purple undertones. The one that’s about to be gone is Big Bow from MAC’s Hello Kitty collection. I use it a lot because of the shimmer particles.

The ones that I use most often these days are L’Oreal Color Riche and the Clarins Rouge Prodige though they both leave lipstick prints all over my things (can get quite messy). But I have to say I still really love my Clarins one because Paradise Pink is such an awesome bubble-gum pink!

I think my least favourite is the Dior Addict one. Firstly, the packaging doesn’t stand. Secondly, it’s so light! I understand it’s supposed to be translucent but OMG… I have to coat it several times just to get colour.

Rydwan and Malcolm got me the MAC Insanely It! for my birthday and it’s really very creamy! My new favourite is a toss-up between that and Sian Eng’s gift of Estee Lauder’s Brilliant Pink. In terms of the texture and colour of Brilliant Pink it’s my absolute favourite amongst all but I don’t like the packaging. The gilded gold is too fancy for a common everyday office lady like me! HAHA!

Yesterday, I traded in my DBS credit card points for 2x$20 MAC vouchers to offset the cost of the Viva Glam Nicki and Pink Nouveau. I think I’m going to trade in my 6 empty MAC containers for another 1 later! Free lipsticks are great!


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Fat-shionista #399

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Black tee from Indonesian electro-pop band GOODNIGHT ELECTRIC

Bottom: Pink/Black polka dotted elasticized waist half-skirt from ATMOSPHERE (PRIMARK)

Accessories: Pink/Coral/Black polka dotted knot rope necklace from Ami The Vintagist; Black/Green/Pink “Fresh Princess” clip on earrings from PIXELHEARTPIXEL

Footwear: Black Mary-Janes from BEIJING SHENGSHIYUNXUAN SHOES

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And my crazy photographer Shridar Mani for his 4-panel jumpshot (sorry I failed to capture it).

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I’d like to talk about these shoes! My friend Atom from this really rocking band, Hedgehog, bought it for me because I couldn’t find similar ones in Singapore AND, my pal Joe, lovingly carried it back from Beijing!

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Oh and I realized I didn’t have lipstick on in the photos and looked kinda washed out. So as an after thought, here – L’Oreal Color Riche 285 Pink Fever.


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My Stuff: Contents of my Make-up Pouch (December 2009)

Here’s an update – the last being the October peekaboo into my everyday make-up pouch. This is the stuff that I’ve been carrying around this month.

Contents of my make-up pouch (Dec 09)

Contents of my make-up pouch (Dec 09)

 

Still the lovely cherry-print cosmetics pouch from Steph & Co. by http://www.stephaniejohnson.com/ but some changes to the contents. I currently have:

  1. MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder – NC25
  2. REVLON new complexion One-Step Compact Makeup – 03 Sand Beige
  3. COULEUR INC Eyebrow Pencil – Light Brown 02
  4. URBAN DECAY Eye Shadow – Cherry
  5. PAUL & JOE Face Color – 06
  6. PAUL & JOE Glistening Eye Colour – 004
  7. CLINIQUE Almost Lipstick – 06 Black Honey
  8. BENEFIT Bad Gal Liner (Waterproof) – Extra Black
  9. BENEFIT Lemon Aid Color Correcting Eyelid Primer
  10. L’OREAL HiP mini eyeshadow brush
  11. Brandless retracter brush for blusher

 

I bought about 15 of the little L’Oreal HiP eyeshadow brushes from someone on eBay. It’s small and fantastic! I carry around 1 but I actually have 4 at home that I use – for different colours.


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Singapore Expo Bargains

After yesterday’s trip, I went back to Singapore Expo with my 2 sisters this morning. We went to the L’Oreal Warehouse Sale, the Penguin Books Warehouse Sale and the Sports & Fitness Expo. My youngest sister zoomed in on the chick lit books at $3 each and ended up buying a ton of them.

Here’re most of our combined purchases

The sum of 3 sisters grabbing a bargain

The sum of 3 sisters grabbing a bargain

I couldn’t resist and picked out more books. This time, my youngest sister picked up the tab… mwahahahaha! I had a $3 limit for most of my purchases but I couldn’t help but “SPLASH OUT” S$8 for The Widows of Eastwick by John Updike.

My Day 2 purchases from the Penguin Books Warehouse Sale

My Day 2 purchases from the Penguin Books Warehouse Sale

I stumbled onto the L’Oreal Warehouse Sale by accident yesterday when I went to Singapore Expo with Natalie, Tamares and Sharon during our lunch break. I told my sisters about it and after some research by my younger sister who checked out bloggers who’ve already done the sale, she gave it her stamp of approval.

Good deals! We bought quite a number of things to last us the next 6 months. Seeing that we share most of our things (including toiletries in the 2 bathrooms), I’d say we’re on the winning side of economies of scale!

All of these are my picks - though most will be shared

All of these are my picks - though most will be shared

1. Garnier hair dye – 2 for S$10

2. L’oreal Feria hair dye – 2 for S$15

3. Visible Results face mask – S$10 for 1 box

4. Maybelline Mousse blush pots – 2 for S$10

5. L’oreal Make-up cleansing cloths – S$10 for a pack of 40 sheets

6. L’oreal Shocking Volume mascara – S$10 for 1

7. Maybelline nail polish remover – S$5 for 1 bottle

8. L’oreal mineral make-up – S$10 for 2

9. Garnier body scrub – S$10 for 2

10. Garnier facial wash – S$10 for 2 (bundled with freebie)

11. L’oreal Elseve shampoo (travel size) – S$1 for 1

Other than that, I bought 3 pairs of socks for $10 from the New Balance booth at the Sports & Fitness Expo right next door. My youngest sister scored a really good pair of black sneakers for $40 and some running tops/t-shirts.


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My Stuff: Make-up Removers

I like wearing make-up and on most days, my eyes are really made up with the full works – mascara, eyeshadow and eyeliner. Removing make-up is a chore. I share a bathroom with 1 of my sisters and thankfully, she’s a cosmestics and skincare product freak. If it were left up to me, I’ll buy the cheapest thing on sale and depend on it. I’m not particular about facial scrubs or wash but I do have a few favourite products that I actually do stock up on my own.

In a previous post, I mentioned the L’Oreal Visible Radiance Renewing Gel Toner. I like this product because a) I need a toner for my oily combination skin b) Gel toners are great as they are not harsh on aging skin c) it’s not expensive at all!!

The other stuff I like and are within my budget are:

  • Kao Biore – Biore Cleansing Oil
Biore Cleansing Oil

Biore Cleansing Oil

Just squirt some into your hands, rub it all over your face, wash off with water. Then finish with facial wash. Great for full make-up days.

  • Boots – Essentials Fragrance Free Eye Make up Remover Pads

These round little discs help remove waterproof eye make-up well. Press one against your eye lid, gently wiggle it over your eye and wipe over your lashes. Unfortunately, I’ve run out of them and I’ll have to wait till someone buys them for me from Thailand or England (or wherever there’s BOOTS).

  • Kao Biore – Biore Cleansing Oil Cotton Sheets
Biore Cleansing Oil Cotton Sheets (Regular Pack)

Biore Cleansing Oil Cotton Sheets (Regular Pack)

They come in several different packaging. A pack of 10 sheets – convenient for travelling; and a big utility pack of  48 sheets. I buy the utility size refills as I already have the nice box to pull it out of. This is great for those lighter make-up days. Just wipe your entire face with it, then cleanse with a normal facial wash.


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How To: Easy Colours for the Hazel Eyes

Have to talk about one of my favourite products – the ALMAY Intense i-Color 03 Trio for Hazels! I got it off eBay (brand new) and you can see what it actually is here.

So here’s a step-by-step of how to use it (extended version ‘cos it’s a Sunday and I have some time to muck around):

Step 1 - L'OREAL Visible Radiance Renewing Gel Toner

Step 1 - L'OREAL Visible Radiance Renewing Gel Toner

Step 2 - BENEFIT That Gal Brightening Face Primer

Step 2 - BENEFIT That Gal Brightening Face Primer

Step 3 - BENEFIT Lemon Aid Color Correcting Eyelid Primer

Step 3 - BENEFIT Lemon Aid Color Correcting Eyelid Primer

Step 4 - MAKE UP STORE Care & Cover (Medium)

Step 4 - MAKE UP STORE Care & Cover (Medium)

Step 5 - URBAN DECAY Surreal Skin Cream to Powder Foundation (Illusion)

Step 5 - URBAN DECAY Surreal Skin Cream to Powder Foundation (Illusion)

Step 6 - ALMAY Intense i-Color (Apply PINK on eyelids)

Step 6 - ALMAY Intense i-Color (Apply PINK on eyelids)

Step 7 - ALMAY Intense i-Color (Apply BEIGE on browbone, under brow area)

Step 7 - ALMAY Intense i-Color (Apply BEIGE on browbone, under brow area)

Step 8 - ALMAY Intense i-Color (Apply BROWN along the crease)

Step 8a - ALMAY Intense i-Color (Apply BROWN along the crease)

Step 8 - ALMAY Intense i-Color (Use a smaller applicator or a Q-Tip to trace your crease)

Step 8b - ALMAY Intense i-Color (Use a smaller applicator or a Q-Tip to trace your crease)

Step 9 - BENEFIT Bad Gal Liner (Extra Black Waterproof)

Step 9 - BENEFIT Bad Gal Liner (Extra Black Waterproof)

Step 10 - Crimp your lashes. Bounce the eyelash curler a few times, jiggle it lightly.

Step 10 - Crimp your lashes. Bounce the eyelash curler a few times, jiggle it lightly.

Step 11 - L'OREAL Volume Shocking Waterproof Mascara

Step 11 - L'OREAL Volume Shocking Waterproof Mascara

Don't forget to do your lower lashes!

Don't forget to do your lower lashes!

Tah dah! Lower lashes done!

Tah dah! Lower lashes done!

Step 12 - COULEUR INC Eyebrow Pencil (Light Brown 02)

Step 12 - COULEUR INC Eyebrow Pencil (Light Brown 02)

Step 13 - ESTEE LAUDER Signature Silky Powder Blush (21 Peach Nuance)

Step 13 - ESTEE LAUDER Signature Silky Powder Blush (21 Peach Nuance)

Step 13 - ESTEE LAUDER Pure Color Crystal Lipstick (305 Crystal Blush)

Step 13 - ESTEE LAUDER Pure Color Crystal Lipstick (305 Crystal Blush)

And that’s how you do your make-up in an unorthodox but a totally who-the-hell-can-tell-anyway method!!!

p/s: Michelle Yeo, this is for you! *wink*