1. Tagged by @paradeoflove to show you my hot weather #makeup and #beauty #musthaves. So here we go!
    ❶ #oilcontrol #products are a must for me in hotter weather - this is the ONE thing I always need to have. I love @makeupforeversg #hdpowder (which all of you already know), and like both the pressed and loose #powder versions. You see this often in my MOTDs too!
    ❷ #longlasting #eyeliner: the first thing to slide on me, makeup-wise is always eyeliner. One of the most waterproof and sweat prof liners I’ve tried is again from #mufe - their Aqua Liner is really quite good
    ❸ #liptint - I know all of you have seen me Instagram the @etudehousesingapore liptint so many times you want to smack me, so in addition to the #etudehouse one, here’s a #peripera one too! I’ve found #liptints and #lipstains to be of varying quality - some have better lasting power than others, but the good ones should last for a decent amount of time once set
    ❹ #coral #blush: ok, so #blusher is more of a colour preference than a hot weather must-have, but I find I tend to reach for my corals and warmer shades when the weather is hot. I like @benefitcosmeticssg Coralista, and Bella Bamba is also something I can wear that is pink with warmth. And of course #mufesg’s HD #creamblush in 410 which is a bright coral.
    ❺ #bright #lipcolor: the coral preference also extends to my lips, but I do wear other bright shades on lips too - I always feel like brighter shades suit warmer weather. Most of the liptints I have are pretty bright (most Korean brands have bright lipcolors) but additionally my favourite coral of the summer is @clinique_us Chubby Stick in Hefty Hibiscus. It’s bright but I do get compliments wearing it! #clozette

     
  2. #Pink #makeup and #beauty #products because on Wednesdays we wear pink!
    ➊ @etudehousesingapore Magic #AnyCushion
    ➋ @etudeglobal Color Pop #Liptint (I keep Instagramming this, I know)
    ➌ @lorealparissg #HydraFresh Supreme #Emulsion, a light #moisturizer good for summer
    ➍ @beccacosmetics Loose #Shimmer #Powder in Gypsy - love this over #blush!
    ➎ #Quocosmetics #blusher in Pink Cloud
    ➏ #Lovemore #Collagen Firming #EyeMask - not a big fan of topical collagen products (as you may have read on my blog), but this has other nice ingredients inside
    ➐ And finally, this #PanasonicSG Heated #Eyelashcurler - I got this #curler to try out and review for #omysba2014, but to be honest I’ve been too chicken to use it yet! I’m too scared that I’ll burn off my lashes or burn my eyelid, lol! Wish me good luck! #clozette

     
  3. I actually hit #pan for the first time ever on a #blush! This is none other than @stilacosmetics old classic #blusher in the shade Bud, a really nice neutral and pretty light #pink. OMG! :) #clozette

     
  4. Tagged by @paradeoflove to show you one soft spot in my #makeup #stash! I’m sure some of you already know this, but it’s none other than #blush! These are almost all of my #blushers except for a couple of stragglers that COULDN’T FIT (no, seriously), so it took me awhile to get this photo! So, meet my blush family:
    ① @etudehousesingapore: I have their Minnie #blusher and it is so pretty!
    ② @wetnwildbeauty - love their #powderblushes!
    ③ #RockandRepublic: now DC, RIP R&R. I have another one that couldn’t fit into the picture.
    ④ @stilacosmetics classic #blushes, I wish they still made these!
    ⑤ @sleekmakeup #powderblush: I have 5 of these!
    ⑥ @dior: Another DC’ed one!
    ⑦ @beccacosmetics: I only have their #creamblushes, want to try their powder ones!
    ⑧ #FlirtCosmetics Urge #blusher: supposedly a dupe for NARS Sin!
    ⑨ @lancomesg Blush Subtil
    ⑩ #Chanel Joues Contrast: I have only 2 because they’re $$$, but these have lovely formulas!
    ⑪ @benefitcosmeticssg: I have 4 of these, and each is pretty in its own way!
    ⑫ @maccosmetics: I have 3 of these including one MSF blush
    ⑬ @illamasqua: Super pigmented, needs a skunk brush to apply! I have 2 of these.
    ⑭ @bobbibrown: I have 4 Pot Rouge #creamblush and 1 powder blush.
    ⑮ @cargocosmetics: I have 4 #powderblushers, 2 of which are DC’ed shades.
    ⑯ @lauramerciersg: I have 2 powder blushes, these are great quality..
    ⑰ @NYXcosmetics: cheap and good! Yay!
    ⑱ @bourjoisparis: I have 3 of their iconic their little round blush
    ⑲ @quocosmetics: this is a Canadian (I think?) brand, that I got in a swap.
    And that’s it! Whew! #clozette

     
  5. My favourite #colour tag by @paradeoflove! Like her, #purple is my favourite colour. Turns out I have more purple #beauty #products than I thought! A quick rundown by categories (no lip products because I forgot to include them, gah!):

    Eye #makeup:
    ➊ @benefitcosmeticssg Eyeshadow in Raincheck?, Pause for Applause, Gimme Some Plum, Gossip, and the World Famous Neutrals Sexiest Nudes Ever
    ➋ @maccosmetics 6 Gem Eyes Palette (includes Seedy Pearl, Crystal, Shale, Trax, Beauty Marked and Parfait Armour), and Flirty Number
    ➌ @ultabeauty Elegance
    ➍ @narsissist Tokyo
    ➎ @bobbibrown After Hours
    ➏ @makeupforeversg #eyeliner in 11L
    ➐ @urbandecaycosmetics Rockstar eyeliner
    ➑ @stilacosmetics Cool #Eyeshadow trio, Rain and Grace
    ➒ @Lorealparissg HIP Duo in Electrified
    ➓ @Mememecosmetics Eyeshadow in Cafe

    #Blush/#highlighter:
    ➊ @illamasqua Kiss
    ➋ @beccacosmetics Wild Orchid Creme Blush and Gypsy Loose Shimmer Powder
    ➌ @etudehousesg Minnie Touch #Blusher
    ➍ @benefitcosmetics Hervana
    ➎ @Smashboxcosmetics Softlights #highlighters in Tokidoki and Aglow
    ➏ #flirtcosmetics Urge

    #Nailpolish:
    ➊ @Chinaglazeofficial LOL
    ➋ #Illamasqua Baptiste, Jo’mina, and Poke
    ➌ @cirquecolors Vaudeville
    ➍ @Sallyhansensg Purple Pizzazz and Mystic Lilac
    ➎ @modelsownofficial Boogie Nights
    ➏ @bynubar Treasure and Prevail
    ➐ @zoyanailpolish Adina and Yasmeen
    ➑ @pscosmetics Atomic Brain
    ➒ @essiepolish Nice is Nice
    ➓ #Nfuoh polish no. 68 

    And that’s it for #myfavouritecolour! Whew! #clozette

     
  6. The joys of @chanelofficial! They’re $$$$$ but I do like #chanel’s #eyeshadows and especially the #blushes. In this #photo are the Les 4 Ombres #Eyeshadow #Quad in Prelude and #JouesContraste #Blush in Rose Dust (the closed #compact is the Orchid Rose Joues Contraste #Blusher). #clozette

     
  7. #mygotos tag, as tagged by the lovely @vinvola! #Skincare first:
    1. @aveneusa Eau Thermal #Avene #sunscreen: I wear this almost everyday.
    2. @kiehlssg Ultra Facial #Cream: A really solid #moisturizer for those with dry skin. I like using this since I work in an air-conditioned environment.
    Next, the #makeup:
    1. #Ponds magic #powder: Also a daily use everytime I do my makeup, and it’s really cheap too!
    2. @makeupforeversg #HD #loosepowder: I like to mix some in with my Ponds or whatever loose powder I’m using to control oil and give a nice finish.
    3. @ultabeauty #eyeshadow in Naked: I use this as an all-over wash for my lids. Most light beige shades work, but this has really good pigmentation!
    4. @majolicasg SV821 eyeshadow: I love all my taupe #eyeshadows, so I couldn’t pick one, but this one is on a small and compact packaging so I do travel around with it too :)
    5-8: I really couldn’t pick a #goto #blush, so I just picked three neutral go-with-everything #blushes that I reach for: @chanel official #jouescontrast in rose dust, @maccosmetics Blushbaby #blusher, and @makeupforeverofficial HD #creamblush in 220, a new favourite!
    9-12. My #eyeliners! My favourite #eyeliner brands are #mufe and @urbandecaycosmetics. I reach for my brown and purples the most, so here they are: #makeupforever’s 25L, #urbandecay’s Rockstar and bourbon. Tagging @ma_jacqueline @samanthashley_ and @fenztastic to play too if you haven’t been tagged yet! :) #clozette

     
  8. One of the #cute #beauty #products in my @etudehousesingapore #haul: this #minniemouse #powder #blush! It’s called the #minnie touch #blusher, and looks super purple but on me it looks more like a warm pink. (I guess I brush from the center so I pick up more peach.) Isn’t it just so #sweet? #clozette

     
  9. Little round pots of #pretty: @BourjoisParis #blushes in 32 Ambre D’Or, 33 Lila’s D’Or, and 34 Rose D’Or. I keep reading that this #blusher is a dupes for the famed Chanel Joues Contrast #blush, since #Bourjois owns Chanel, and I’ve also seen comparisons on other blogs that seemed like there were a couple of dupes colour-wise (although I feel like the quality isn’t quite the same). Regardless, I’ve always had a special place in my heart for these little pots, and these are great #blushers that don’t break the bank! #clozette

     
  10. Here’s a quick comparison of my #hakuhodo #blush #brush against other similarly sized/shaped #brushes in my stash, from top down:
    1. @thebodyshopsg #blushbrush - this has synthetic bristles only, vs hakuhodo’s blue squirrel and synthetic mix. Brush head is larger, and bristles are of the same length, but more dense.
    2. My new baby, the Hakuhodo #makeupbrush! Definitely the softest of the lot. The brush I bought, the #Kokutan #Blusher S (H2282) is the smallest #blushbrush I own. It fits very nicely into the cheek area, and its softness, together with the fact that the #bristles aren’t too densely packed together, means that I can use this for both pigmented and less pigmented blushes alike since it’s great at blending. Also can do double duty as a highlighter brush for cheeks/forehead/chin due to its size.
    3. #Realtechniques #blusherbrush - this has the largest brush head, and exactly covers all my cheek area in one swipe. Thankfully, the bristles are fluffed out nicely end not too densely packed. So it doesn’t leave me with clown cheeks! Both my #thebodyshop and Real Techniques #makeupbrushes are stiffer than my hakuhodo.