Biore Cleansing Oil Cotton Facial Sheets (makeup remover wipes)

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Review for Biore Cleansing Oil Cotton Facial Sheets (makeup remover wipes)

Hey there! Today I’m reviewing my Biore cleaning oil makeup remover wipes I featured in my Malaysia haul. I’ve heard so many raves for Biore products especially the makeup cleansing oil and been meaning to try them out. My friend uses their makeup remover wipes and swears by them, so I bought a box to try out too. In my Malaysia haul post, I’ve stated the prices comparisons and all so do check out that post for more details. 






Pros:

Removes makeup extremely well, I only need 1 sheet of the Biore wipe for my entire face including my eye makeup. It is able to remove the infamous Majolica MajorcaMascara but does take a little time which is amazing removing strength in one small wipe.

It is very convenient to use, I do not need an additional cotton pad or any products. Just a pull out a sheet and swipe. Very suitable for lazy days. The facial sheets feel smooth, does not feel rough and scratchy on face unlike some other wipes do.

Some people recommend baby wipes to remove makeup but I wouldn’t recommend that. Baby wipes I’ve tried feels really smooth on the hand but it scratches the face and leaves a sticky soapy film on the face and does not do a thorough job at removing makeup. 

The packaging is love. I got the plastic container which can be refilled by buying the refillable packs. The plastic container is very sturdy and helps to retain moisture in the package. 

There are also small travel packets for sale at Watsons that are great for travelling or staying out at a friend’s house. I bought a packet to put in my makeup bag in case of any emergencies. I do not recommend wearing makeup overnight, it is one of the many pet peeves I have.  


Travel packet (below)



Cons:

Has a weird citrusy scent that is not pleasant in my opinion. It irks me a little but not to the extent where I have to stop using it. 

It was not as moist or damp as I thought it would be but it still does the job well. The wipes are pretty small but it is sufficient for the entire face.



Yadda Yadda:

If I’m not wrong, the small packet of remover wipes cost around SGD$3.00 (approx) and the large box costs around SGD$16.00 (approx) in Singapore Watsons. Will I repurchase? YES! Super convenient and I find myself reaching out for this product on many days. 


Packaging: 5/5
Price: 4/5
Effectiveness: 4.5/5
Overall rating: 4.5/5


 A/N: Do check out my post on my holy grail makeup remover solution here too!

Love,

Anonymous


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Sally Hansen’s Nail Miracle Growth Salon Strength

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Review for Sally Hansen’s Nail Miracle Growth Salon Strength

Hey guys long time no chat! Today I’m going to do a review for Sally Hansen’s Miracle Nail Growth. Firstly, I have been a nail biter since birth therefore my nails are brittle and thin. And when you bite your nails grow very oddly as in the whites of the nails are not as opaque and are not as white as a non nail biter's. 












The product promises to strengthened nails and increase nail growth up to 30% in 5 days.





Pros:

This stuff dries instantly! This Nail Miracle Growth can be used as a base coat and top coat so it is a multi-function product with many benefits. The texture of this product is more of a watery texture than a sticky texture which is what I LOVE about Sally Hansen’s nail product. Easy application, no bubbles, feels really thin, may drip if too much product is on the brush due to its watery texture but not really a problem for me.


Cons:

It is really pricey in Singapore! A small bottle costs SGD$17.50 at Watsons. I may opt for ordering from a spree in future as it is so much cheaper from US websites such as drugstore.com. The last time I checked the nail miracle cost US$9 on the website so you can really see a price difference. However with shipping costs and handling fees, the savings are limited.

 
The effectiveness is okay, I didn’t find a significant difference in growth. The difference is only very minute and can hardly consider as rapid. I have slow growing nails so maybe it did increase growth by 30%, but I wouldn’t recommend it to people with normal growing speed nails. 


Yadda Yadda:

I bought this for SGD$17.50 at Watsons. Will I repurchase? No. Simply because the results aren't significant at all and the price is too ridiculous for its effectiveness. Have you tried any nail growth products? How did they fare?

Price: 2/5
Packaging: 5/5
Brush applicator: 5/5
Texture: 5/5
Effectiveness: 2/5
Overall ratings: 3.5/5


Love,

Anonymous

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My favourite Cotton pads + storage

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My favourite Cotton pads and how I store them

Cotton pads are very essential for my everyday life. I get uneasy when I run low on them therefore I stock them up like crazy. I use cotton pads everyday for removing my makeup, applying toner, removing nail polishes and other handy jobs that a tissue paper wouldn’t do.

My favourite brand is from Watsons. I’ve tried Daiso ones but I find them to be a bit expensive because for 2 bucks you only get a small box of cotton pads. I’m not that picky about the quality side, as long as it does not scratch my face and sheds when soaked, I’m fine with it. 









Pros:

I love how it separates well. I hate how some cotton pads are produced where there is no separation and you don’t know where the line is and when you try to separate them, they fuzz up and make a big mess. The Watson’s one are not like that, they separate easily. 





The cotton pads does not turn yellow when stored for a long period of time which is good because cotton pads with yellow patches are just gross and contains bacteria. 

 It feels smooth on the face, doesn’t scratch or shed which is very important if you have sensitive skin. Unlike cotton balls which in my opinion soaks up too much unnecessary product, these Watsons cotton pads are thin and absorbs just enough product. 

It is so super cheap. It comes in an individual pack and packs of 3 (picture below). I usually stock them up when there is a sale and you get 2 3-packs for SGD$7.00 approx. 6 packets for 7 bucks! I think it is a really great deal for such a good product. These 6 packets can last me for months. 



They have changed their formula (? You know what I mean) recently and I will post pictures below showing you guys the difference. The old version is fluffier and the new version is thinner and more compact. I love the new version even more, it doesn’t shed and it feels higher quality. I like thin cotton pads as they do not absorb too much of my toner which is good especially if your products are expensive.






This is how I store them. I keep them in plastic containers for easy retrieval and to keep them dry at all times. This type of containers can be bought from Daiso in Singapore for 2 bucks.  




Watsons are like all over Asia. It is our drugstore and since the cotton pad is a house brand (meaning Watsons produce it), you can definitely find it in all Watsons stores. Have you guys tried any type of cotton pads? Which do you like best?

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MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

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Review for MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

Hey babes! Today I’m reviewing the MAC Studio Fix Plus Foundation posted in one of my collective haul post. I’ve used powder foundation when I was a lot younger, maybe during 15-17 years old. Back then my skin condition was perfect, no acne or spots. Then gradually, I was introduced to the whole new world of foundations and BB creams. During my teens, ZA powder was my everyday powder. It was highly raved by many bloggers such as Xiaxue, etc, and it is a not bad product. It is super affordable and comes in wide selection of colours. I will probably do a separate post on ZA powder foundation.










Pros:

It does have good coverage considered that it is a powder, at least better than the ZA two-way cake powder foundation. But a powder foundation can only give that much coverage you know what I’m saying, compared to liquid foundation. I would still rate it as a light coverage powder foundation. The powder will not cover any scarring, spots, or dark under eye circles and I will not recommend using over a medium-heavy liquid foundation to set it. 

Compact is not filmsy at all, extremely high quality. It opens and locks very well and is the size of a palm, making the grip more stable and less likely to drop. Has a mirror and sponge applicator for any on-the-go touch ups. The sponge under the powder product is very high quality, though I prefer using a brush. I find the powder great for days where I am too lazy to apply foundation/BB creams. 



Cons: 

Many reviews said that this powder foundation looks cakey. And yes it does, but only if you over apply it. I will suggest dusting it on the face in layers so you do not overdo it. Once you feel that the coverage is there, stop immediately as this powder can get extremely cakey. 

Another con when I used this product was that it does not control oiliness at all. After an hour or two, my nose area was already shinning from the oils. So touch ups/ blotting is a must when using this product.
The powder contains silica which many are sensitive to so do take note. On Makeupalley, many reviewers state that this product breaks them out as well as many other MAC foundations. I didn’t notice any break outs or irritations. The average rating on MUA is 3.7/5. 

Since it is a MAC product, price will be another con. It costs USD$26.50 on the website. If I’m not wrong it goes up to SGD$47.00 in Singapore MAC outlets. It is pretty expensive compared to drugstore brands powder foundations, considering that they more or less work the same. Some reviewers said that the amount can last a good year so the price is reasonable I guess.



Yadda Yadda:

I paid SGD$35 (approx) for this product at MAC website. I use shade NC25.  Will I repurchase? Probably yes, if I ever finish using up the whole product. What do you guys think about this product? A hit or a miss for you?


Packaging: 5/5
Effectiveness: 4/5
Price: 3.5/5
Lasting power: 4/5 (product does oxidizes)
Overall rating: 4/5



A/N: Sorry for not posting anything for the past few days, I’ve been having high fever for the past several days and was literally bed-ridden until today. I was having this major headache where it felt like someone was constantly slapping my forehead. I vomited my guts out yesterday and I am feeling so much better today so I feel that I should post something up.



Love,

Anonymous


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