1. 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!

     
  2. My review of the @benefitcosmeticssg #majorette cream to powder #blush is now up on my blog! There’s #swatches and an fotd, and a bit of ingredients analysis to answer the burning question: what makes the texture of this #creamblush so nice? Now you know!

     
  3. Tagged by @makeupmiroir and @ena_teo to do the #20facts tag!
    ① I’m a huge animal lover. Especially cute furry animals!
    ② I love eating. I can eat a lot!
    ③ I love reading for leisure. I don’t do it as often as I like to, but I love it when I do it.
    ④ I love most foods, but have a soft spot for savoury things, like potato chips, French fries and chicken nuggets.
    ⑤ I’ve had a few pets growing up, dogs, a rabbit and now a guinea pig!
    ⑥ I can go on and on about my guinea pig.
    ⑦ I also take too many photos of my guinea pig.
    ⑧ My favourite colour is purple.
    ⑨ I’m not really into sports.
    ⑩ I like music, I’ll listen to almost anything.
    ⑪ I used to sing in school choirs and a cappella groups.
    ⑫ I don’t actually really like the taste alcohol. I stick to mild and sweet things like cider and moscato.
    ⑬ I love sleeping! I sleep like a log!
    ⑭ I can play the piano. Haven’t done it in years, my fingers are probably rusty.
    ⑮ I still wear spectacles because I’m too scared to wear contacts.
    ⑯ I’ve never dyed my hair before.
    ⑰ I’ve also never done any permanent styling to my hair.
    ⑱ I have sensitive skin.
    ⑲ I’m always up for a snack. Even if I’ve just eaten!
    ⑳ I’m pretty clumsy. I have a knack for spilling/dropping whatever I’m holding, lol.
    Btw - in this #photo I’m wearing the new @benefitcosmeticssg #Majorette #blush! The review is already up on my blog so if you’re interested, you can check it out!

     
  4. 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 :)

     
  5. What I wore to work today: my @official_dorothyperkins #blackandwhite #skirt and my usual #makeup favourites, including @benefitcosmeticssg Hervana #blush and #creameyeshadow in Tattletale, my @ultabeauty #eyeshadow in Naked, @smashboxcosmetics Softlights #highlighter quad in Aglow, @urbandecaycosmetics #eyeliner in Rockstar, #ponds magic #powder and @makeupforeversg HD Powder - the best #loosepowder combo, I swear, and my favourite @etudehousesingapore Color Pop #liptint in Berry Pop!

     
  6. A closer look at the gorgeous @benefitcosmeticssg #majorette cream to powder #blush! I’ve been wearing this #blusher and like it so far, and I will settle down to write a review when I have the time! It’s been crazy at work these few weeks - I’m only just leaving the office now and it’s almost 10pm! Such is life I guess!

     
  7. What’s going to be up on my blog next! My review of the @etudehousesingapore Wonder #Pore Freshner #skincare (which is already up literally minutes ago!), a review of @benefitcosmeticssg #Majorette #blush, a review of @kiehlssg Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing #Serum #Concentrate, and my little #haul from @etudeglobal! This will be up over the next couple of weeks or so - haven’t had as much time to blog lately just because work has been busy!

     
  8. Finally got a decent shot of @benefitcosmeticssg #Bathina #bodymist and #Majorette cream-to-powder #blush! @benefitcosmeticsuk tends to have really good #makeup and #beauty #products, so I can’t wait to review these! #clozette

     
  9. Quick and dirty shot of the new @benefitcosmeticssg products! There’s @benefitcosmeticsuk #Bathina #bodymist, which smells really clean and feminine (both me and my mum love the scent so you know it’s going to be universal), and then there’s #Majorette which is a #blush! It looks like a #creamblush in the pan but apparently applies as a cream-to-powder blush! Haven’t been able to get a good photo of these yet because it seems I’ve been at work during all the daylight hours this week, but some decent shots and a review will come soon! #clozette #beauty #makeup #bodycare

     
  10. Today’s #throwbackthursday #photo (aka show-you-how-much-of-a-#makeup-hoarder-I-am-by-showing-you-ancient-stuff-in-my-stash-day) features some really vintage @stilacosmetics! #stila was one of the very first brands I got into when I first started being a #beautyjunkie, even before I was a blogger. I just loved the cute illustrations and #flowers in their packaging! These are the Jade Blossom #fragrance (I think this #perfume was launched in 2002 but is now discontinued? I did not buy it in 2002 though!), the limited edition Creme Bouquet #Trio, which is a little #palette with 2 eyeshadows and a #blush (you can only see the #blusher in here because the eyeshadows are all used up and gross-looking lol) and the Holiday 2006 Night Flower palette in Rouge Orchid (yes that is from 2006 - don’t judge me! I keep it around because the packaging is so pretty - the palette itself is empty and now holds other eyeshadows etc). The Jade Blossom and Creme Bouquet #scent and trio actually have real dried pressed flowers on the packaging (so yes those flowers are real and stuck onto the bottle) - the little details really stood out for me back then! #clozette #beauty