Review for Majolica Majorca Eye Reset Gel

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Review for Majolica Majorca Eye Reset Gel

I got this Eye Reset Gel together with my Majolica Majorca Mascara because I read reviews that the Mascara is a bitch to remove. And I tested the Mascara with my Holy Grail makeup remover Mandom Cleansing Express and true, it took really long to soften and remove the Mascara. The Majolica Majorca Eyes Reset Gel is a gel-based eye makeup remover that is said to be able to remove stubborn and hard-to-budge eye makeup






Remember my eyebrow from the previous post



After 20 seconds (below)


 Pros:

It does what it claims, it removes makeup rapidly and is able to remove stubborn mascara and lash glue. It comes in a squeeze tube with a small nozzle so you are able to get a good control with the amount of product you need. A squeeze tube is also more hygienic. The price is fairly reasonable as the product can last a long time. You need only a pea size of gel remover for each eye. The gel is translucent white and has no fragrance


Cons:

I had high hopes for this product and I felt that its effectiveness did not meet up to my expectation. The time for the gel remover to soften the mascara and lash glue is longer than I had expected and even after removing the gel using a cotton pad, there are still traces of mascara left on my eyelashes. I always have to repeat twice before all eye makeup is removed. The effectiveness did not differ significantly from my Mandom Cleansing Express makeup remover

When using this gel remover, it may get a little messy as it states to gently massage the gel to aid in removing eye makeup so you do get dirty panda eyes. I always scare the crap out of myself when I look into the mirror.  

Also, when using this product, there is a translucent white film covering the eyes and makes everything blurry. My eyes could not focus and even washing out the entire gel remover, the white film still exists. I do not know what it is or how did it happens and it kinda freaks me out a little. The white film disappears after 2 minutes of removing the entire gel remover from the eyes.


Yadda Yadda:

The Majolica Majorca Eyes Reset Gel is available at Watsons stores. I paid S$9.90 for a 30ml of product. Will I repurchase? No. The gel remover is hassle to use (you need cotton pads, water, rubbing of eyelids, invisibility for 2 minutes) and did not seem that effective in removing stubborn eye makeup. I will continue to finish up this current tube but will not repurchase. Rating: 2.5/5 stars. Do you guys like it? Did it leave a white cast to your eyes like it did to mine? Share your thoughts! 

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Review for Maybelline Eyebrow Pencil by Eyestudio in Grey

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Review for Maybelline Eyebrow Pencil by Eyestudio in Grey

Since I dyed my hair jet black, I’ve been looking for the perfect grey eyebrow pencil to complement my dark hair. I decided to give Maybelline Eyebrow Pencil in shade Grey a try! And again the packaging is a bitch to rip off. Had to use my teeth, scissors, teeth again and accidentally downed a few pieces of plastic but all is good. Aha! I kid! But it went something around that line. 



I drew an eyebrow for you guys!  Ain't it pretty?
 


Pros: 
Great grey colour! Wished it had lesser reddish-brown undertones and more of a true grey colour but it is still a great grey pencil. Smooth application, easy to glide on brow, great pigmentation and also waterproof. The pencil does not come off too dark and harsh which I like. Brow pencil is able to achieve precise lines and natural looking brows.  Size is small so very easy for travelling. Lasting power is great! It is able to last all day with only the pencil on my brows. Suitable for oily brows as it does stay put. 


Cons:
There is no brush/ spoolie on the other side like most eyebrow pencils do so it is a little less convenient. Size is pretty small for a brow pencil but for the price I consider it reasonable. Doesn’t have much cons to this product. 


Yadda Yadda:
Available at Watsons and Guardian at S$6.90 each for 0.78g or 0.028oz of product. I bought it at a 20% discount so I paid S$5.50 (approx). Rating: 5/5 stars. Awesome product! I recommend everyone to go and try it. Will I repurchase? Most definitely! I already got 2 backups in case Maybelline decides to discontinue it.


 My 2 backups, still nicely wrapped :D


Have you guys tried it? What do you think?


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Review for Skin79 Hot Pink Beblesh Cream Triple Functions

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Review for Skin79 Hot Pink Beblesh Cream Triple Functions

I’m using the Skin79 Hot Pink BB Cream for months now and I have never been happier with my purchase for BB Creams. This product is my Holy Grail top favourite hands down best BB Cream EVAR! Tons of positive reviews online I decided to try it out to see if it was really THAT good. Boy was that a good decision.  It is not cheap though, I think I paid around S$36.90 at Watsons but it was worth every cent!  Although it is a HG product, there are still cons for the product because I’m just that picky.  

The Skin79 Hot Pink BB cream offers the classic whitening, anti wrinkle and UVA-UVB sun protection (SPF25 PA++). It also uses various ingredients to moisturize and revitalize the skin like tangerine oil, ceraminde 3 and osmopur. 






Swatch under normal room lighting (below)

Swatch under flash (below)



Pros:
The claim for whitening/ lightening of acne scarring, spots, and pigmentation of skin is TRUE! I find my acne scarring on my forehead has lighten quite significantly, even my mom said my scarring condition has gotten better. It didn’t disappear but it has lighten up a fair lot. 

I did not experience any break outs/ skin irritation. The bb cream gives a flawless matte airbrushed finish, very buildable for medium coverage, super easy to blend and does not look cakey at all. I have combination- oily skin and this bb cream controls oil very well, definitely comparable to my Revlon Colourstay foundation which I will do a review soon. The BB cream looks very natural on your skin, covers up pores really well and matches my skin tone perfectly. I haven’t notice any wrinkle reduction since I do not suffer from wrinkles. The bb cream contains SPF which protects the skin from the sun. 


Cons:
The coverage is light to medium. A lot of reviews said that it is medium to full but nah! It is not going to cover up any scars, it is only able to even out skin tone and cover extremely light pigmentation. The bb cream is not able to cover up my dark circles too- maybe lighten a 20%? I still need to use a concealer over dark circles and scars. So I was a little bumped about the coverage but still good!

It comes in only one shade, or at least Watsons carries only one shade. Therefore you must be pretty fair to wear this bb cream. I will not recommend this product to people who have medium skin tone as it may be too light even after oxidising. There are testers at Watsons; you guys can check it out if it fits your skin tone. I’m very fair so I have no problem with this issue. 

As all bb creams which contains SPF, you will encounter a white cast when taking pictures. Has an initial grey undertone but will oxidise and match skin tone.

There are many fake Skin 79 products so do be careful when buying this online. I suggest buying this at Watsons, though it cost a little more, you can be sure that you are getting an authentic one. 

The bottle comes with a pump which is very hygienic and gives precise control of product but the reflective top does leave fingerprints easily. Bottle is made of plastic, it feels cheap and kinda flimsy so it may irk some people. It has fragrance so people sensitive to fragrances should take note. I’m not picky or sensitive to scents so it smells nice to me (perfume floral scent).  


Reflective top with fingerprints (below)


Yadda Yadda:
Available at Watsons for S$36.90 (approx) for 40g of product. I paid S$36.90 for my bb cream. Ratings: 5/5 Stars. Will I repurchase? HELL YEAH! And I recommend everyone to try it out. Are there any BB creams you guys recommend? Share your thoughts!


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Review for Mandom Cleansing Express

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Review for Mandom Cleansing Express

Hail to the Holy Grail make up remover! Mandom Cleansing Express is a Japanese brand makeup remover and comes in 3 formulas to suit different skin types- Oily skin, dry skin and for aging skin. I have to say…this stuff is AWESOME! In the past I used to use the one for oily skin, because I have combination skin but I switched to the one for dry skin so as to retain more moisture and oil in my skin. 

I’m not lying when I say that I am a big fan! There are a few more empty bottles that i gave my mum to put handsoaps and stuff.






  
Ingredients (below)


Pros:
This makeup remover is great at removing makeup. It is water-based so less irritation to the skin. The solution did not break me out or cause any irritation to my skin at all. The solution for dry skin does not strip out my face of its natural oils so you can actually feel that your face is more moisturized compare to the solution for dry skin where after using it your face feels smooth and powder-dry. I will recommend using the solution for oily skin if you have really oily skin (if it makes sense) and the dry formula for people with combination skin. 

Both solutions work exactly the same, cleanses face of any traces of makeup. This solution does not leave a film over your face which I read that some makeup removers do. It feels really clean and the face does not feel tight or uncomfortable after using it. Bottle contains a large amount of solution that can last me around 3 months using it 4-5 days a week. I have not tried the formula for aging skin so I am not able to review or compare it. Comes in a pump bottle therefore hygienic. The bottle is extremely pretty! (Seen in the pictures above), the design on the green bottle (for oily skin) is my favourite.


Cons:
The pump is a problem because the solution squirts everywhere and can be quite messy (that’s what she said LOL). However, I think they changed the pump and it is not as bad as before, but do take note of the pump as it can be quite problematic. And if you thought you got a defective pump, don’t worry they all work the same. The effectiveness of the solution overweighs the faulty-like pump so it doesn’t really bother me and I’m used to it too. There is less precision control in the amount of product coming out too so do take note. 


Directions:
This is how I do it, may not be the right way but it works for me. I pump 2-3 pumps of solution onto a clean cotton pad then press it on my eyeliner for 10 seconds before rubbing it off. Eyeshadow is able to come off immediately. For eyelash glue and mascara, hold it for around 20 seconds.  To remove makeup on face, I wet the cotton pad with the solution and gently rub it all over my face. I continue removing my makeup till cotton pad has no/slight traces of makeup left. I always use 4 or 5 cotton pads for my whole face.


 
Yadda Yadda:
Mandom Cleasing Express is available at Watsons stores at S$16.90 for 300ml of solution. I paid S$16.90 for the product. Will I repurchase? Yes! Totally worth every cent I paid. I strongly recommend this product so go check it out guys! Share your thoughts on it; did it work as effectively on you as it did for me? Rating: 4.5/5 stars.


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Mini LA Girl Haul + People’s Park OCEAN store chitchat!

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Mini LA Girl Haul + People’s Park OCEAN store chitchat!

Yesterday I had nothing to do and was really bored at home. So I tagged along with my mum and she drove us to People’s Park around Chinatown where everyday supplies are really cheap there. I bought my LA Girl cosmetics at this shop called OCEAN. If I am not wrong it is at level 3. Stuffs there are pretty cheap! The building is beside OG and had the big PEOPLE’s PARK sign on it.

The shop also carries VOV products. VOV is a famous Korean cosmetic brand, similar to nature republic, etude house, the face shop, etc. Their VOV products range around SGD$7.90 for a lipliner to SGD$22 for a lipgloss. I didn’t take much notice of the foundation because there were SO many people and their display of cosmetics is quite messy.

BUT! BUT! BUTT! I noticed something strange there! I saw that they sell the Skin 79 Beblesh Balm Hot Pink at the store and that caught my attention. I took it up and the pump was all weird and the prints on the bottle were all faded and messed up. The first thought that came into my head was that it was a fake one because I’m using the same BB cream and the pump does NOT look like that! It cost SGD$35.90 so do be careful of the products you are buying there and beware of fake cosmetics/skin care products.

Okay onto LA Girl cosmetics, quite a large range, I checked the expiry date of the cosmetics and it was good. Below are the products I bought.





Couldn't decide between the two pictures so i'll just upload two >.<




BOO! Only 2 items?! Yeah. As I said earlier my mum was with me so I couldn’t spend like 50 bucks on cosmetics. I bought a watch earlier too so I was kinda tight on budget. The lipstick I bought was LC536 Secret Admirer and BL554 Blushing for blush. The blush looks more baby pink than in photos, the shade is similar to the shade of the lipstick but less bright. I heard that the lipstick Secret Admirer was a really cute baby pink shade so I bought it but I swatched it and it looks more like a candy pink shade. Product reviews will be done as soon as I have time to test and try out. The blush was kind of an impulse purchase but hey, there’s no such thing as too much makeup yea?

I wanted to post this haul for you guys because the price is soooooo GOD DAMN appealing!!! The Lipstick was SGD$10 and the blush was SGD$15. I was like WHUTTTT! I’m pretty sure the last time I saw the lipstick prices at Guardian Pharmacies they were like SGD$19.90 each. Crazy, isn’t it? Then I went to the cashier to pay and it came out to be SGD$21! HOMG there’s even a discount! The Lipstick was SGD$8 and the blusher was SGD$12 after the discount. What a deal!

I checked the authenticity of the LA Girls but I can’t find any information on fake LA Girls cosmetics so I’m guessing it’s real? I know LA Girl is an inexpensive cosmetic brand so I presume it is logical for the cheap price. But all in all, I will use in caution and update you guys on the products and maybe write a review on them.

Have you guys been to people’s park before? I’m going back to snag some VOV lipliners. Any cheap cosmetics you’ve found? Share with me your thoughts! Sorry for the long nagging post…570 words! GEEZUS!



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Review for Rimmel Vinyl Gloss in 111 Demure, 112 Steal My Kisses and113 Mischief

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Review for Rimmel Vinyl Gloss

On the recent trip to Watsons, I picked up a few Rimmel lip glosses that were on 20% discount. The three Vinyl Glosses I picked were in shades 111 Demure, 112 Steal My Kisses and 113 Mischief. The lip glosses are applicator form for easy navigation of product onto lips.



Left to Right: Demure, Steal My Kisses, Mischief (below)



Left to Right: Demure, Steal My Kisses, Mischief (below)



Lipgloss Applicator (below)



Swatches under normal room lighting (below) Left to Right: Demure, Steal My Kisses, Mischief



Swatches with flash (below) Left to Right: Demure, Steal My Kisses, Mischief



Swatches under daylighting (below) Left to Right: Demure, Steal My Kisses, Mischief



Demure is a candy milky baby pink shade in the bottle but comes out extremely sheer. The colour is very girly and will look very pretty topped over a baby pink lipstick.

Steal My Kisses is a pink with slight orange undertone that is darker and more pigmented than Demure.

Mischief looks purple in the bottle but comes out pink with purple undertones. It is more pigmented than Demure. It is very wearable despite the shocking purple colour in bottle. If you are looking for a lilac colour that is not too loud, this might be the one for you.



Pros:

These three colours are beautiful and extremely wearable. They do not dry out lips which is a pretty wonderful as I have sensitive and dry lips and pretty much all lipsticks and glosses I’ve tried dried out my lips, making my fingers itch as I restrain from peeling them. The glosses are extremely affordable; S$12.90 each. Definitely buildable for Steal My Kisses and Mischief, not that much for Demure as it is very sheer. The lasting power is around 3 hours if drinking only water. Reapplication is required after meals.



Cons:

These glosses are not very pigmented so I will not recommend it if you have dark/ pigmented lips as the colours will probably not show up. But for the price I still do think that these glosses are reasonable and the colour payoff from the Steal My Kisses and Mischief are quite good.



Yadda Yadda:

Retails for S$12.90 at Watsons for 5ml or 0.17 fl oz. I bought it at a 20% discount and paid only S$10.00 for each gloss. Will I repurchase? YES! I already bought backups of Steal My Kisses and Mischief. My current HG lipglosses! Hurry, go snag a few now and share your thoughts! Ratings: 4.5/5 Stars.



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Review for Bioderma Sensibio H2O

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Review for Bioderma Sensibio H2O

I recently purchased the Bioderma Sensibio H2O makeup remover after hearing and reading reviews raving about this product. It was on 20% discount at Guardian for a smaller 100ml bottle so I did not hesitate to buy it (the bottle is so ADORABLE!). For those who do not know what this product is, from the labels it says that this product is a number 1 makeup remover in France. The Label at the back states that is great for sensitive skin, cleanse / remove makeup from face and eyes and soothes. It is a non-rinse formula. I use it for removing makeup. It is a water-based makeup remover.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), PEG-6 Caprylic/ Capric Glycerides, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Mannitol, Xylitol, Rhamnose, Fructo-oligosaccharides, Propylene Glycol, Disodium Edta, Cetrimonium Bromide.







A/N: Will insert pictures of makeup removal strength in the future



Pros:

I was hoping that this product will work very well, seeing all the good reviews online stating how easy makeup comes off using this. Let’s just say, I set my expectations a tad too high. The makeup remover removes makeup well but definitely not any better than my favourite Japanese makeup remover Mandom Cleansing Express Review which I will do a solo review later on. For the price, I guess I was expecting a little more effectiveness in the product. It still does the job well, makeup comes off easily.

I have not experience any breakouts/rashes/allergies with this product which is a wonderful plus. I do not have sensitive skin therefore I cannot say it works for sensitive skin but the solution is indeed very mild and I will recommend it to people with sensitive skin. The solution is fragrance-free and alcohol-free and contains no phenoxyethanol. No tightness in the face after using this product which often happens when i use really drying products *thumbs up*.



Cons:

The Bioderma Sensibio H2O is pretty darn expensive in Asia. It retails for S$15.90 (approx) for a 100ml bottle and S$34.50 (approx) for 250ml bottle. Is it worth it? In my honest opinion, it is worth the try especially for people with sensitive/dry skin but for the price I will probably look for a cheaper alternative.



Yadda Yadda:

I paid S$12+ after a 20% discount. Will i repurchase? I will not be repurchasing it. Bioderma Sensibio H2O is sold at Guardian Pharmacies at the Bioderma product section. Have you guys tried it? Share your thoughts!

Rating: 3.5/5 stars



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Korean SkinCare & Cosmetic Brand Holika Holika

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Earlier this April, a new korean skincare and cosmetic brand Holika Holika has establish their first store in Singapore. I know what you are thinking, yes I am pretty slow on korean cosmetics. It's Freaking June now! Okay let's carry on now, shall we?

Holika Holika is a South Korean cosmetic brand established by parent company Enprani in early 2010. The brand has a unique magical theme and houses over 60 product lines ranging from skin care to make up. Holika Holika means 'Beauty-HOLIC'. It has over 30 outlets in South Korea and its products are also available in Thailand and Singapore. Its brand endorsement by boy band CN Blue makes it an instant hit among teens and youths in Korea.The retail outlet is at Wisma Atria #B1-64 so go check it out guys!

From Holika Holika's Singapore Facebook Page, these are the Top 20 products in Korea.




































 I am SO interested to try out their Holy Berry Tint (below)



Dot Liner (below)



And Aqua Muse Watery Lipstick (below)






















Have you guys tried it out? I'm so gonna check out Holika Holika the next time i go to Wisma Atria!

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Review for Vichy Normaderm Tri-Activ Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care

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Review for Vichy Normaderm Tri-Activ Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care

I actually got this Vichy Normaderm Tri-Activ Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care (Boy is that a long name!) on impulse due to the extensive advertisements all around the country. I see it on commercials, on billboards, advertisements in Watsons and Guardian Pharmacies so I decided to crave in to the temptation and give it a try. I’ve heard good things about this product and it was on sale for S$19.00 for a smaller size product so I was like ‘Meh, I’m trying it’.




Ingredients (below)











Swatch (below)



Blended out (below)



Pros:

The first thing when I tried this product was that it smells really nice! The scent is really perfume-y kinda like body lotion? I will consider it a floral scent. The products states that is mattifies long-lastingly. I use it on my nose, cheek and chin areas only which happens to be my oily areas. It didn’t really mattify my nose area ‘long-lastingly’, I think it lasted a good 1 hour? After the hour my oil glands burst like volcanoes and my nose was twice as shiny as usual. Therefore thumbs down for mattifying function. I have really oily nose area. Cheek and chin areas lasted a good 2.5-3 hours and I had to blot after that. Not sure if that was considered ‘long-lasting’.

I didn’t experience any break outs with using this product. It did dry out my existing small zit-like-bumps (I don’t really have cystic zits I only get small red bumps during that period of the month) and smooth out my chin area which is extremely prone to zits due to hormonal imbalance. It did not reduce redness/ size, it just gave it a crusty dried skin feeling which my fingers are itching to peel off. I will do a further update on this product as I use it over the time. My skin is overall smoother.

Comes in a squeeze tube which is hygienic and I am able to achieve a precise control of the amount of product I need. Thumbs up for packaging.



Cons:

It contains fragrance so if you are allergic or sensitive to products with fragrance, you may want to stay away from this product. Scent may be overwhelming for some but is fine for me. Note that I’m not really picky about scents. I didn’t notice any reduction of pore sizes (some reviewers experienced that) and it did not unclog my pores.



Yadda Yadda:

I do not really have sensitive skin/acne problems therefore I cannot really judge for the promise of reducing imperfections. It has a drying effect and I only use it on the areas prone to zits popping out. Retails at Watsons and Guardian Pharmacy at S$19.00 for 30ml of product. Ratings: 3/5 stars. Will I repurchase: Probably yes, if my acne problems gets out of control. Share your views if you’ve tried it!

A/N: This has gotta be the longest review ever! I tried to be very detailed in skincare products so I’m sorry!





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