1. If you haven’t seen it yet, my latest (and final) #omysba2014 #blog post is a #beauty #tutorial using some of the products shown, including #panasonicsg #hair #products and #lashcurler, as well as #makeup products featuring @benefitcosmeticssg #eyeshadow, @etudehousesingapore #liptint (AGAIN I know!), @urbandecaycosmetics #eyeliner, @lauramerciersg #highlighter, and @makeupforeversg #powder #foundation! You can see the blogpost here, and with that my obligations are done! #clozette http://blog.omy.sg/sba-plus/2014/07/28/beauty-tutorial-simple-everyday-makeup-and-loose-curls-with-panasonic-beauty-tools/

     
  2. #VitaminC #skincare #products! I’ve always been a big fan of #Vitamin C, because it’s one of the ingredients that’s effective and actually has the science to back it up! It’s great as a #brightener (so you’ll find it in tons of #whitening products) and as an #antioxidant, and helps with skin turnover (so you’ll find it in some #antiaging products too). The only downside? It’s quite hard to find products that have effective amounts of Vitamin C, and some forms of Vitamin C (like Ascorbic acid, for example) are notoriously unstable and thus need to be packaged properly (no jars etc). So with that in mind, here are some of my picks that I think are efficacious and properly packaged and easily available on the market!
    ❶ @kiehlssg Powerful Strength #LineReducing #Concentrate - this has 10.5% Ascorbic acid, and is properly packaged in a dark brown bottle with a pump! IMHO this is one of the too easy-to-get properly package Ascorbic acid #serum products out on the market (and this wasn’t actually sent for review, I actually got it on my own)
    ❷ #Chamos #Acaci Vita-C #Powder - this is actually pure #ascorbicacid in powder form, and you can either add it to distilled water for a vitamin c serum or add it to your moisturizer. I like that I can control how much I use and the powder ensures that the Ascorbic acid won’t oxidize before I even use it!
    ❸ @beautydirectsg #Juju #Aquamoist Whitening C #serum - has Ascorbyl Glucoside, a stable form of Vitamin C, as one of the top 5 ingredients
    ❹ #beautydirectsg Juju Aquamoist Whitening C Cream - this has Ascorbyl Glucoside, which although isn’t as effective as straight up Ascorbic acid, is stable when in a jar. #clozette #beauty

     
  3. New #skincare #products to review soon: the @elizabetharden #flawlessfuture #ceramide caplet #serum and Flawless Future #eyegel! These are from @ardencanada’s new #antiaging range and all super lightweight and are targeting women seeing the first signs of aging. #beauty #clozette

     
  4. Lovely new #skincare #products from @elizabetharden: The #FlawlessFuture range, which targets women in their late 20s who have the first signs of aging. The products include the #Ceramide #MoistureCream (#moisturizer), the Ceramide Moisture Cream SPF30, the Ceramide #EyeGel, and the #Ceramide #Caplet #Serum. Every one of these products feels light and silky on the skin. Can’t wait to try and review these! #clozette #omysba2014 #beauty

     
  5. Some @lizearlebeautyco #makeup and #beauty #products I love:
    ➊ @lizearle_usa Gentle Face #Exfoliator - this is probably the most emollient and moisturizing #scrub I’ve ever used
    ➋ The all-time #skincare #classic #CleanseandPolish - it’s a luxurious cream cleanser that my family uses too!
    ➌ Last but not least, #lizearle #eyeshadow in Twig, a nice neutral deep brown with slight shimmer. Super pretty! #clozette

     
  6. #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

     
  7. Awesome #waterproof #makeup and #beauty #products that last all day for every budget! At the more spendy end we have @makeupforeversg #AquaShadow, which is an #eyeshadow in a chubby #pencil. Glides on so well, as seriously lasts all day! You can even go swimming in this - it really stays on! And on the more budget friendly end, we have @etudehousesingapore #play101 #pencils - these are like normal pencils and can be used as #eyeshadows, #eyeliners and so on (my favourite use for them is as #eyeliner). They stay on very well also, and last all day! For the price, you can pick up a few! Love them both! #clozette

     
  8. A close-up #photo of my #pretty @etudehousesingapore #play101 #makeup #pencils - these are multipurpose #beauty #products that can be used anywhere - eyes, cheeks, lips, face and so on! Super easy for touch-ups, too! The colours I have are (top-bottom): 50, 28, 26, 20, as 15. Will be swatching and reviewing these soon! #clozette

     
  9. Pretty excited to review these #origins #skincare #products! This is the #originssg #MegaMushroom skincare range! I had heard of the #Mushroom range before but hasn’t realized quite how extensive it was - there’s a #cleanser, a soothing #treatment #lotion, a soothing #facelotion, an advanced face #serum, an eye serum, a soothing #facecream and a #facemask! That’s 7 products in all! Definitely a happy moment when these dropped in! I’ve indeed been very fortunate this week, first hearing that I’m one of the finalists for Best Beauty Blog for #omysba2014 (which is totally unexpected! Voting starts on Monday - not expecting to win but I would be so happy if anyone votes for me!) and then getting these lovely Origins products in. I guess after nearly 5 years of blogging, thinking I’ve seen and done it all, it looks like my old hobby still brings some nice surprises! :) #clozette @clozetteco

     
  10. Thursday = #tbt = #throwback #photos of my #makeup and #beauty #products! You guys know I’ve always been a huge #taupe #eyeshadow lover, and today’s #throwbackthursday post are some #swatches of taupe #eyeshadows from my blog circa 2011 (aka eons ago in blogging time)! I was trying to find #taupes in my stash that were similar to @edwardbess Storm, which was a new shade at the time. And I looked at taupes from high-end to drugstore to indie, including @stilacosmetics @narsissist @lorealparissg @mememecosmetics #firstlightcosmetics @bourjoisau and @gosh_cosmetics! And my verdict? Keep them all! #taupehoarder #taupelover #clozette