1. Today’s #makeupmess for my #fotd! Back using my old #makeup and #beauty favourites again just because I was feeling lazy to experiment lol! My base is my @makeupforeversg #hdpowder and #ponds #powder - love this #loosepowder combo! Eye base was my @benefitcosmeticssg Creaseless #creameyeshadow in Tattletale (which I am actually using up!) and @stilacosmetics Chinois #eyeshadow. Also used #stila Wheat and Espresso #eyeshadows on my lid and crease. And I realized I did not take a photo of my blush (horrors!) but it was #stilacosmetics bud. I used my @thebalm_cosmetics #maryloumanizer #highlighter for spot highlighting, and @urbandecaycosmetics #eyeliner in Bourbon. Lips were my @elizabetharden #lipstick in Breathless, a go-with-everything-colour!

     
  2. My weekend #bag is my old but trusty @coach #poppy shoulder #handbag from the original #coach poppy launch in 2009! I know the #coachpoppy collection was launched to much groans and snobby nose-turning, but for what it’s worth, this particular bag has lasted me 5 years with consistent use as a weekend bag with very little wear and tear! The louder poppy bags aren’t my style (not really a fan of sequins or loud designs) but this seemed pretty alright. Also, I like that the #gold trim goes with my #makeup and #beauty pretties from @yslbeauty, @lorealparissg and @elizabetharden - including their #ceramide 2-step #facial which is getting reviewed on the blog really really soon! I can promise you that if you’re interested in the #skincare science behind this @ardencanada product, you’ll love my review :)

     
  3. Tagged by @slowbrogal to show my #holiday2014 #makeup and #beauty #wishlist - and man, I had so, so much trouble trying to narrow down to stuff that could fit into one ig picture! This is not even half of it! But some of my lemmings from this season of pretties include the @lauramerciersg Mini Caviar Stick Eye Color Set, @guerlainsg #Météorites Perles d’Étoile, @toofaced Melted Kisses and Under the Mistletoe, #chanel Camélia de Plumes #Highlighting #Powder, @tartecosmetics Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay 12-Hour #Blush #Palette and Chic To Cheek Deluxe Amazonian Clay Blush #Set - whew that’s a lot! I’m not even going to calculate how much it all adds up to! (To get the full value of all my #holiday lemmings not included here I’d probably have to double or triple it!)

     
  4. TGIF! Bringing out my @botkier #trigger #satchel so I can carry it to work for the next few weeks! Most of you may know me as a #makeupjunkie, but I also happen to be something of a #purse fanatic, and #botkier happens to be one of my favourite #bag brands! I love their consistent quality, their classic yet slightly edgy designs, and their well-thought-out interiors, with multiple compartments, pockets and so on! And the #gold hardware matches my @elizabetharden #makeup and #beauty products nicely too! Seen here is #UntoldAbsolu, @ardencanada’s latest addition to the #untoldarden #fragrance range that’s perfect for Fall, and my #elizabetharden #lipstick in Rose Berry and #concealer/#highlighter pen! I’m not always a matchy-matchy kinda girl, but today is a great exception!

     
  5. Today’s #makeupmess for my #motd! #makeup and #beauty products used include my favourite @makeupforeversg #hdpowder (best #loosepowder for oil control ever) and #ponds magic #powder, my @urbandecaycosmetics sellout #eyeshadow as a base (something different today!), my @smashboxcosmetics eyeshadow trio in front row, my #smashboxcosmetics #softlights #blush/#highlighter in Toki Doki (surprisingly in really good condition, just smashed because I dropped it on the floor), @thebalm_cosmetics #maryloumanizer (which needs no introduction!) and lips are my @maybellinesg #lipstick in yummy plummy.

     
  6. Some (but not all) of the #makeup and #beauty #products I packed for this #holiday: @benefitcosmeticssg #majorette #blush, @makeupforeversg HD #creamblush and Aqua #shadow #eyeshadow pencils, @narsissist eyeshadow duo, @lorealparissg #lipstick, @etudehousesingapore #highlighter, and a #snickers mini bar because these things are so good!

     
  7. Totally drooling over the @urbandecaycosmetics #holiday2014 #makeup and #beauty lineup coming 30 Oct! I know everyone’s going to go crazy over the #eyeshadows (and so will I!) but I also have a soft spot for #highlighters and I suspect that might be the most likely thing I’ll end up with!

     
  8. New #beauty #products that I’ll be trying soon! Some #makeup from @novalashusa - the cream #eyeshadows seriously stay on and the #eyeliner is pretty good too! Also from @hkcplaza - learned from @playernotme what #ljh is coming up with and am excited to try out their #whitening #emulsion and #teatree #essence #skincare products! And @collectioncosmeticsg has a line of #lipcrayons out - will be swatching these soon - and also new from @collectioncosmetics are #nailpolish and #eyebrowkits!

     
  9. Today’s #tbt is a #makeup #palette from #jemmakidd, a UK #beauty brand that sadly no longer exists. This is the Strike A Pose Swivel Palette, which had a really cool swivel mechanism, four #eyeshadows, one #blush, one #highlighter, and a #lipgloss. The colours are gorgeous and well-coordinated neutrals. Looking the makeup I have from brands that have perfectly good products but no longer exist (Rock and Republic, @jemkidd, Pout and so on) remind me how difficult it is to succeed in this industry - you can have great products and for some reason your brand just doesn’t do as well as originally thought! Anyway I still have and love this palette and I wish I had tried more from the brand!

     
  10. Was tagged by the lovely ladies @beautybucketeer and @makeup.withmeee to share 5 #makeup and #beauty #products I can’t do without!
    ❶ My favourite #loosepowder mix - which is a mix of @makeupforeversg HD #Powder and #ponds magic powder (this counts as one, right? :p )
    ❷ A good #powderbrush! Because one of my everyday staples is my mix of face powder above, a good powder #brush really makes or breaks the application for me. I know different people like different brushes, but for loose powder I like mine large, fluffy, soft and made of natural bristles. I have a few favourites but one of my recent ones is this @sigmabeauty F30 Large Powder Brush
    ❸ #Blush! You guys probably already know I’m a #blusher fanatic! I can never pick a favourite, but right now one I’m really liking is @benefitcosmeticssg Hervana
    ❹ #highlighter! Again you guys know this is my second soft spot, makeup-wise. There are so many good ones, so I’m including @thebalm_cosmetics Mary Loumanizer as a representative
    ❺ Last but not least, #taupe #eyeshadow! I’m a big collector of taupe #eyeshadows and I love them all like my babies, so I can’t pick one! But one I particularly like when I’m rushing and don’t want to trouble myself too much with application is @stilacosmetics Cloud.
    And bonus can’t-do-without item (okay I really had trouble narrowing down to 5) - some type of #lipgloss or #liptint! I’m really liking brighter colours lately so my @etudehousesingapore Dear Darling Tint is getting lots of love lately :)