Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Tom Ford Lips and Boys 28 Cooper


Here is my final review of the Tom Ford's Lips and Boys collection, Cooper.

Copper on the far left
Copper is a bright fuchsia pink shade. It can be amped up if you apply more. 
Single application

Double application


Here is a comparison with Francesco. Honestly you don't need both. To my eyes, Copper is slightly more toned down as compared to Francesco.

Left to right: Francesco and Copper
Here are all my Lips and Boys.

Left to right: Francesco, Copper, Cary, Didier, James, Michael and Alejandro
Ratings: 4+ lipsticks

Sunday, April 5, 2015

15th Wedding Anniversary

I'm really sorry I haven't been writing but out of respect for the passing of our founding father Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, I decided to keep silent. I was too sad to post anything on my Instagram or here. 

While we were celebrating our wedding anniversary we were also watching the news and hoping he would recover but it was no meant to be. Dear sir, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for what you have given to us.


Hubs decided that we would celebrate with a bigger bang this year since we were so busy that totally forgot to celebrate last year. We checked into Amara Sanctuary. Gorgeous villa but it was a pity about the service which didn't quite match up to the lovely place.







Other than having a day of alone couple time, we got DS to join us so we could enjoy his school vacation too. We wandered around Sentosa and did boy things.



We were at Fort Siloso to learn a little bit of our history and got to play two rounds of laser tag. It was fun to chase after DS and shoot at him.

Posing under an old school bus stop



We also hung around (get it???) at the Mega Zip and did an awesome zip line. I was very sure DS would chicken out but he bravely went through with it and enjoyed himself.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Tom Ford Lip and Boys Didier 48





Here is Didier. I finally got my hands on him. If you can't get him though, don't worry because it is actually a repromote of Moroccan Rouge.



I find Didier to be a very wearable plum colour so don't let the initial look of Didier scare you away. Depending on the lip liner you use, it can either look natural (like what I'm wearing now) or intense.


USD $32


Ratings: 5 lipsticks

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Project Swap: Becca Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle Raspberry Opal and Fig Opal


I have been wanting to try these Shimmer Souffles for a long time. These guys have been in and out of my shopping cart but in the end I stopped short from buying them. You can imagine how happy I was that Lunaface passed them to me to play with. And you know what, most of the items to get to try from her stash ends up being on my shopping list.

(Information taken from the Becca website)


This lightweight formula packs four must-have qualities into one formula: a powder to add a pop of color, a stain to give staying power, an illuminating highlighter, and a cream to deliver a flawless finish. Water-resistant, each pot combines bestselling Beach Tint with a Shimmering Skin Perfector™ for effortlessly buildable, complexion-enhancing color, soothing hydration, and a youthful glow.
Sponge-like gel texture formulated with brown algae extract that helps hydrate, smooth and soften skin
Effortlessly buildable colour with a soft, lustrous finish
Hydrates and revives dull skin for a youthful glow
Scents correspond with individual Beach Tints
Water-resistant and oil-free, Paraben-, Sulfate- and Talc-free


Ingredients for 
RASPBERRY/ OPAL: Mica, Isododecane, Isohexadecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Silica, C13-15 Alkane, Octyldodecanol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone/ Vinyltrimethylsiloxysilicate Crosspolymer, Lauroyl Lysine, Alaria Esculenta Extract, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Tocotrienols, Tocopherol, Beta-Sitosterol, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Squalene, Caprylyl Methicone, Flavor (Aroma), Propylene Carbonate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain/ Peut Contenir [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Carmine (CI 75470).


FIG/OPAL: Mica, Isododecane, Isohexadecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Silica, C13-15 Alkane, Octyldodecanol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone/ Vinyltrimethylsiloxysilicate Crosspolymer, Lauroyl Lysine, Alaria Esculenta Extract, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Tocotrienols, Tocopherol, Beta-Sitosterol, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Squalene, Caprylyl Methicone, Flavor (Aroma), Propylene Carbonate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain/ Peut Contenir [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850).







Unlike the normal cream shadows, this has a almost bouncy gel like quality to it. The colours have a sheer tint to it. It take a a few swipes of colour before it shows up on my cheeks. They blend very well and stays on my cheeks for about close to 4 hours. It has a subtle fruity scent.

I don't use my fingers to apply this because I don't want to dip my fingers in the pot. Instead a I use my Koyudo BP 013 which has a small enough brush head to fit into the pot. I then blen this onto my cheeks. 



Left to right: Raspberry and Fig

On my cheeks, Raspberry Opal

On my cheeks, Raspberry Opal
Fig Opal on my cheeks


Fig/Opal is a great contouring shade whereas Raspberry/Opal gives me a lovely gentle flush.

There are a total of 6 shades available.

Guava/Moonstone
Lychee/Opal
Watermelon/Moonstone
Raspberry/Opal
Papaya/Topaz
Fig/Opal

USD $27 5.2g


You know what, I'm itching to put all them in my shopping cart. I really like them. They just look so pretty to look at. Although they apply sheer, they can be layered on for a more obvious look.


Ratings: 4 lipsticks

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Kiss Mat Chiffon UV Base N 02


I got to share this piece of gem with you because I discovered it by luck. My dear friend KS asked me to buy this for her in Japan. I saw this at The Loft in Sapporo and didn't know which shade to get for her so I chose both shades in 01 (Natural Mat) and 02 (Mat Beige). KS didn't need to own two shades so she passed one back to me to try and I was so happy she did, it is a great drugstore primer.

You can read up on the limited information on the Kiss website here.






This comes in a plastic bottle that features a pump mechanism. I usually use about half a pump to cover my face.




It brightens up my face without making it white. It also mattifies my face, priming it for foundation. The one phrase I can use to describe this primer would be that "it plays well with others". It works well with all the foundations I own especially my Suqqu foundation which I initially had problems finding a primer for. Together with my Suqqu foundation, my base lasts the whole day with minimal touch ups. It does not have a silicone feel to it.

Kiss primer paired with Suqqu foundation
It retails for about 1600 yen as stated in the Kiss website but I can't be sure because I threw away my receipt. (So sorry) I don't remember spending a lot of money on this. For the price it is a great primer. I wish it had a higher SPF but beggars can't be choosers.

You can get this at Ichibankao but at a higher markup at 2550 yen.

I'll be getting my friends who are travelling to Japan to hunt for this for me. It is worth stocking up.

My dear Lunaface shares the same sentiments as me, you can read her review here. And guess what? KS initially found out about this primer through Lunaface's blog. What a small world. :)

Ratings: 5++ lipsticks