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Color Me Happy Cosmetics

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Lipstick can make your life better. When you swipe on a lipstick that makes you look great, you feel great, which in turn leads to more positive things happening in your life. Bobbi Brown mentioned, “all women are pretty without makeup and can be pretty powerful with the right makeup”. We all are beautiful in our own ways, but who’s to stop us from looking even better?

The psychological benefits reaped from lipstick are aplenty, when you pick a shade that you feel great in, it can become what differentiates you from your peers — it can help you find what makes you YOU. Or, the different sides of you.

Introducing Color Me Happy Cosmetics, Singapore’s first ever lip subscription service, where you get a little box of happy each month. The quality of the lip products far surpass their prices. Seriously, the Boldilicious HD lipsticks can knock any high end lipstick brand off its pedestal. Created using high definition Korean color technology, each swipe goes on like satin and sets like velvet.

The best subscriptions are the ones that give you serious value for money, and here are four different looks to show you that.

Oh before that, I’ll be co-hosting a lip makeover workshop on 14 January 2017, and I hope you’ll join me to learn more tips and tricks on how to achieve the perfect pout. More details below! :)

The Lover

In medieval times, scarlet lips were seen as a stamp of immorality. A sexualized mouth branded you deserving of certain death, like getting burnt as a sign of witchcraft. Fortunately, our view of a crimson pout has evolved and we see a woman with a red lip as one who is self-assured, confident, and strong. We are still hardwired to see red as sexy and alluring, and is it what instinctively attracts men (even though we all know we put on makeup for ourselves).

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The Ultimate Blow: Dyson Supersonic

Dyson-Supersonic-Best-Hair-Dryer-Review_5.1 Dyson-Supersonic-Best-Hair-Dryer-Review_10.2 If there is ONE thing that’s preventing me from traveling light, or going backpacking, that would be the need to use a hairdryer every night. Hahaha! That probably sounds silly, but if you had my hair, you would understand. For my hair to be completely air-dried, 3 hours is just about how long it takes.

For years, my arms, especially my right, have ached under the weight of heavy, conventional hairdryers. There were no alternatives, and I couldn’t complain. It’s a necessary evil! Twenty minutes each time, every night.

That would be my bathroom routine for the next many decades, not a surprise since the hair dryer hasn’t been re-invented for the past 60 years, until Dyson decided to join the beauty market and change the monotony of bathroom routines forever.

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Coming from Dyson, you’d expect a hair dryer nothing less than unconventional. After all, it was the company that revolutionized simple domestic items and made them more efficient and actually look aesthetically desirable in homes – like its bladeless fan and cinetic vacuum cleaner. Owning a Dyson has kinda become a symbol of status, hasn’t it? When I opened the well-constructed packaging and held the Supersonic in my hand, I thought, my, my, what a beauty. 😀 The Dyson Supersonic reflects the brand’s usual sleek design and minimalism.

Two weeks after I started using the Dyson Supersonic, I wondered how much of a difference my new hairdryer could be from my previous one. Couldn’t be THAT different, right? So I took out the old guard and suddenly realized my 7 years of weight-lifting had done nothing to help me cope with having it in my hand again. I had forgotten just how cumbersome, heavy and NOISY it was!

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Top 5 Causes Of Dry Skin & How To Fix Them: NIVEA Body Milk

The best way to assess the practicality of a body moisturizer in Singapore’s hot and humid weather is to apply it before bed, wake up the next day, don’t shower, then go about your business for the day. If your skin still feels soft and hydrated hours later, despite the relentless heat and running in and out of air-conditioned enclosures, then you’ll know you’ve found the right one!

I appreciate that NIVEA, despite being a household brand that has served generations of children, continues to reinvent itself and puts research into producing more products to suit the current market needs. One thing that doesn’t change though – and which I hope will never change – is its signature NIVEA smell. Everyone knows a NIVEA when they smell one. :)

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I was already a fan of the NIVEA Intensive Moisture Body Milk before NIVEA sent the 250ml bottle to me. I previously picked up the 75ml  at Watsons coz it looked cute and portable. I’ve been using it since, so how timely that I’ve been given the chance to share my fondness of their #1 Body Milk!

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10 New Rules For A Clean & Healthy V

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I really only started paying attention to feminine hygiene for the intimate area after I got introduced to Lactacyd last year. From then on, I could feel the difference and improvements having used Lactacyd Feminine Wash every time I showered.

Because I received all 5 bottles previously as well, I shared them with my mum and sister coz good things must share, right? 😀 They like it too! I kept for my own use White Intimate and Soft & Silky. I am unable to judge whether there’s a significant lightening of the area after using White Intimate lol, but I do feel that both provide moisturization, with Soft & Silky slightly more because it has 10% extra milk moisture.

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It matters less which of the Lactacyd Feminine Wash variants you use, what’s important is that you use a dedicated feminine wash to keep the delicate environment of the vaginal area in check. I wrote about the other variants in my previous post, do have a look! :) Lactacyd is the Number 1 Feminine Hygiene wash brand in Singapore that is highly prescribed by doctors and trusted by women for over 25 years.

For many, washing our V with our favorite shower gel or soap is a regular part of our daily routine. Washing with soap can cause problems that can go on without the knowledge of the cause. Regardless of how good cleaning with soap may make you feel, it still remains bad for vaginal health; an unnecessary act which is often seen as a necessity.

Of course, besides using a feminine wash that helps maintain the natural pH of your intimate area and protect it from odor and irritation, maintaining overall feminine hygiene is important to overall health. No use doing your best only during cleaning but neglecting other essential habits, right?

Here are my personal tips on how to keep your girl bits clean, sweet & healthy! 😀

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Where To Find Good Quality & Affordable Makeup Brushes In Singapore

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I often get the reply “But I don’t know how to use brushes or which brush to use” when people ask me what do I use to apply my makeup and I ask them back.

Considering the crazy number of brushes I own – I think I stopped counting at 180? – it might seem torturous to have to wade through the army of brushes before deciding what to use, and how to use it.

But in fact, no, usually this is more the case:

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Lalalalalalalala~~ 😀

It’s precisely because I’ve gone through so many brushes that I know exactly what’s good and how to maximise each brush’s potential.

So today, I’m gonna share with you some of my commonly used brushes that are of great quality, super affordable, and easy to use. I love these brushes, that’s why I brought them in to make them accessible to more people, and at a lower price (coz there is no rent and no employees to pay LOL).

I hope through this post you’ll have a better understanding of various brushes and their versatility – every brush has more use than what its name states! You can drop me a message on the Gumtree app if you have any questions.

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HERE WE GO!!

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12 Useful Tips To Make Your Eyelash Extensions Last A Long Time

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The above lash extensions are a week old. I swiped Nudestix (available at Sephora) Magnetic Eye Color in Angel as a base and Immortal on the outer edge, that’s it. No eyeliner, no mascara, and good to go! 😀

I’ve had eyelash extensions for a while now and I wanted to share my experience on how to take proper care of lash extensions so they can you last a long time.

Don’t Sleep Face Down

For those who naturally do not sleep face down and find it quite uncomfortable to do so, this might seem like an obvious choice. However there are many people who do sleep face down – yes, with nose crushed and cheeks sunk into the pillow. Doing so will also crush and make your lash extensions go out of shape. So maybe, for the sake of vanity and longevity of your lash extensions, try to minimize sleeping face down, k?

Goodbye Mascara

Mascara is a definite no-go. Mascara, even if stated water-soluble, contains oils and waxes that will require a lot of splashing of water to wash it all off, if not oil-based makeup removal. Eyelash extensions should not come in contact with oil as it will melt the glue. Besides, you don’t need to apply mascara if you’ve lash extensions on.

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(With Misuzu-san from Graceous)

In this picture I had extensions for the lower lashes too. I wouldn’t recommend that though, it was really quite uncomfortable when the upper and lower extensions got tangled. So now I only go for the upper lashes.

Apply Eyeliner Sparingly

Similar to mascara, eyeliner is hardly necessary. Most of the time I just pat some eyeshadow and define the outer edges with a darker shade. When I do want to play up the emphasis, I’ll apply eyeliner, but without tightlining.

Firstly coz it’s not necessary; secondly coz it’s pretty tedious removing eyeliner from the waterline. You’ll have to be very careful not to get the cotton bud fibres onto the root of the extension.

You want to keep the lash extensions clean and free of gunk, to prolong their time spent on your lashes.

Stash The Eyelash Curler

Eyelash extensions, if done at a reputable place under a skilled therapist, are durable, but not indestructible. So don’t go test their limits by crimping your lashes with an eyelash curler.

Keep Cotton Pads Away From Eye

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If you think you can be very careful, you’re most probably wrong. Speaking from many bad experiences of having cotton fibres stuck on my lash extensions, I really advocate not getting any cotton pads near the lashes. You’ll spend way more time trying to untangle the cotton fibres from the lashes. Just use a cotton bud, and even then, be very careful.

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