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Eyeshadow Depotting Tutorial: How To Depot L’Oreal HiP Eyeshadow Duo With Flat Iron

If you’ve ever unintentionally (or maybe purposely out of sheer curiosity) purchased a fake MAC eyeshadow, you’d know it comes in a MAC look-alike black pot on the outside, but on closer experiment, the back side of it houses a sponge applicator and for some packaging, a mirror too.

And this is how the L’Oreal HiP Eyeshadow Duos look like – with a useless compartment with an equally ineffective sponge applicator.

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Launch of Philosophy in Sephora Singapore 2012

(Gah! I thought I’d schedule this post to be published earlier; I just checked and realized I set it to March. @_@)

Philosophy is finally going to land on our shores! Slated to launch at all Singapore Sephora stores on 27 April 2012, our sunny island was chosen to be the first Asian country to shelve the Philosophy brand due to our ‘level of sophistication, different ethnic groups, and an English-speaking environment’, as mentioned by a Philosophy personnel.

At the Philosophy press event, we were shown and got to try their popular products like ‘purity made simple’ cleanser, ‘hope in a jar’ moisturizer, ‘miracle worker’ dark spot correcting system, and ‘turbo booster c powder’.

It would all have been a better experience had I not rushed down from a meeting looking all disheveled and the assistants started me off right away with ‘hope in a jar’ and right after, ‘micro delivery peel’ which is an exfoliation system that promotes skin renewal. Peel after moisturizer?!?! :O

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Makeup Up Haul: Dior Lash Serum, Lioele Eyebrow, EcoTools Brush, Kate Eyebrow, The Body Shop Eye Makeup Remover, Makeup Geek Eyeshadows

I’ve been hauling a lot recently. Been very much in the mood for it!

My good ol’ Shiseido Nourishing Mascara Base is finally seeing its end. A devoted hard worker you have been, my dearest, now it is time for you to retire. Let’s see if the Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum is really worth all the rave.

Price of Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum in Singapore: EXORBITANT. Lol.

Yup, this is another Lioele Auto Eyebrow Pencil. Teehee. I wanted to buy it in Shade 1, but the silly store assistant wrongly gave me Shade 2. Traveling back to the store was too much trouble and time, so I decided to keep it. Shade 2 is really a little dark for me. This new one is Shade 1 (happened to be in the area some time very much later). Review on Lioele Auto Eyebrow Pencils coming soon!

Price of Lioele Auto Eyebrow Pencil in Singapore: SGD12.90 (I think)

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A Pot Of L’oreal Infallible Eyeshadow Goldmine At The End Of The Rainbow

According to an Irish folktale, fairies leave a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and Leprechauns guard it. Only those who have put in hard work, persevere and hold hope in their hearts will find their own pot of gold. This saying is really to exemplify that perseverance and hard work will bring you the results you desire. Realistically, since a rainbow is really a circle of continuous light, there is no end to it. So no pot of gold. :( However we can seek comfort in the knowledge that we can have our own man-made pots of gold, like the L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow Goldmine. Read the rest of this entry

Battle Of The Transformers Mice To Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Lol! What a title, right? XD

I’ve had my iMac for 7 months now and with it came the Apple Wireless Keyboard and Apple Magic Mouse. They look all sleek and stylish on my desktop and while the Magic Mouse is good for browsing and normal use, it becomes quite heavy from prolonged use and resistant to quick movements needed for Photoshop.

I feel pain in my fingers, palm, wrist, elbow, forearm muscles, and shoulder. The places that hurt the most are the arm muscles, and wrist. Due to repeated pressure on the body parts from long hours of mouse use, I often go to bed having to massage away the pain. I’ll wake up the next day, with less pain, but put the parts through torture again for the rest of the day.

These symptoms can relate to inflammation of tendons or irritation of nerves and may be the start of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The name already sounds evil.

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Eyeshadow Depotting Tutorial: How To Depot Sephora Kat Von D Beethoven Palette – No Heat!

I don’t know why there isn’t any tutorial on the depotting of the Sephora Kat Von D Beethoven Palette. I mean, it can’t be that everyone who owns a Kat Von D palette loves ALL the colors, right?. Well, from what I read from reviews, not a single person liked every single eyeshadow. There are always at least a couple or more that are not as good in quality as the others.

For me, the Kat Von D Beethoven Palette only has 2 eyeshadow colors that I like and use. The others are ~bleah~. Check out a full review of the Sephora Kat Von D Beethoven Palette here.

Many months ago I started searching online for tutorials on how to depot the Kat Von D eyeshadows. There are risks to be taken when one depots eyeshadows, the most prominent one being the possible breaking of the eyeshadows. I wanted to use the safest way to depot them, but there wasn’t even a single tutorial online, not on blogs, none on Youtube.

I was worried!

Were they so difficult to depot that nobody dared to try? Did people want to make tutorials out of them but ended up breaking all the eyeshadows?!! NOOOO!!! What was it that kept everyone away from making a depotting tutorial of Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Palettes?

I concluded that instead of waiting around for an answer that might never come around, I thought I should just bite the bullet and make a tutorial myself.

But how?

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