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H&M Beauty Haul + First Impression

H&M Beauty Department Launch

So H&M beauty was launched recently and how can I not check it out right? Especially I’m pretty much a H&M fashion person, ditching my usual F21 and New Look(No longer in SG) when it first opened in Singapore.


  • One Raffles Place
  • Orchard Building (Somerset)

Price Range: $7.90 to $19.90 ( Just double checked prices) 

h&m beauty haul

H&M Beauty Infinite Impact Eye Colour


Price: $9.90

Colours I’ve Gotten:

  • At The Barre
  • Blushing Beauty
  • PeachLife
  • Paradise Found
  • Water Sprite


Outdoor Swatch


Indoor Swatch


For $9.90 a pop, the shadows are of pretty good quality with decent colour payoff. Not all shades are equal though so do a swatch before making your choices. I’m pleasantly surprised that their mattes are pretty smooth, good in pigmentation and most importantly not chalky at all. These singles are also better than the palettes that H&M also carries.

H&M Beauty Gossamer Lip Stain


Price: $14.90

Colours I’ve Gotten:

  • Have A Heart
  • Raspberry Pop
  • Leading Lady

These stains are sweet and I meant it literally. They have this sweet candy taste when applied and makes you felt like eating them. Lasting power wise is decent but it does leave behind a very light stain to keep the colour. I think there’s a total of 6 or 7 shades for this range.

H&M Beauty Metallic Lip Stick


Price: $19.90

Colours I’ve Gotten:

  • Sugar & Spice

Instead of the usual creamy lipsticks, I decided to go with this Metallic one with such a lovely colour payoff. It’s smooth and creamy and the colour definitely pops when worn! Sugar & Spice is one of the brighter and wearable shades in my opinion. There’s an actual gold metallic one which is pretty awesome if you want to rock the gold lip look for Halloween.

Lip Product Swatch

Here’s the swatches of the H&M Beauty Lip products I’ve bought.

Lip Outdoor Swatch

Lip Outdoor Swatch

Lip Indoor Swatch

Lip Indoor Swatch



The range of products is quite extensive from lip pencils to eye shadow palettes to foundations and even face masks. Definitely very affordable but I must say that not everything is value for money. For an example, the micellar water is totally passable. Save that $9.90 and get something that actually works better at Watsons.

Lips sticks and single eyeshadows are worth to check out. $2.90 a pop for a mask is not too bad either. I swatched the blushers and some powdered bronzers and they are mediocre. But for that price tag, they are pretty decent.



Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Haul

The New Artist Rouge Launch

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipsticks have launched on the 15th September!

make up for ever artist rouge packaging


  • Sephora Stores Island Wide
  • Sephora Online
  • Make Up For Ever Pro loft

Price: $35

Range: 46 shades (31 Cream Finishes and 15 Matte Finishes)

Was just nice at the Pro loft on the launch date so I got a little overboard with swatching and playing with the brand new testers and ended up bringing 6 new lippies home from the Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge range.

The lipsticks used to be at $38 a pop and now they are only at $35 a pop! Isn’t it awesome when quality makeup are made more affordable? 🙂

The Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge lipsticks comes in two finishes and my haul consisted of only the cream finish. However, I did try on the matte finish along with my fellow artists while we were on course at the academy. The Matte finish one have pretty awesome staying power even after eating and drinking and it’s not drying at all!

The Matte finish one have pretty awesome staying power even after eating and drinking and it’s not drying at all!

The Cream finish one have a slightly shorter lasting power but it’s more moisturizing which is just how I like my lipsticks to be!


New Packaging

With 46 shades available, you will definitely find something you like. I had to stop myself from swatching if not I would have bought more than 6. 😛

There’s a Black, a White, a Pastel Green and 2 Blues which I’ve gotten! From safe shades to crazy shades, you name it, they have it!

The Haul

As Make Up For Ever is an Artistry Brand, the products always come coded. So Cream finishes will start with C and Matte finishes with M.

make up for ever artist rouge haul

  • C210 (Nude Coral Pink)
  • C205 (Lovely Barbie Pink)
  • C207 (Fuchsia Pink)
  • C506 (Deep Purple with red tones)
  • C602 ( Pastel Sky Blue Shade)
  • C603 ( Icona Pop Limited Edition Teal Blue)

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Swatches


Indoor Swatch


Outdoor Swatch

The Artist Rouge lipsticks swatch beautifully! Very creamy and pigmented and super smooth! Highly recommended everyone to at least own one of these babies! I can definitely see myself adding a few more colours to my collection!

Beautiful colours, long lasting, moisturizing, pigmented, glides on smoothly! What’s not to like about this lipsticks? I can’t find any cons for this lipstick at all! Plus the new packaging is so sleek! Extra points for that!

Let me know which colours you’ve gotten! 😉



Classic Cufflinks For The Fathers

Happy Father’s Day to all Fatherly Figure in the World!

Cufflinks: A Unique Gift for The Fathers In Your Life

Fathers played an important part in everyone’s life. There are many father figures around us. Our Fathers, GrandFathers, Brothers who have their own family, the Father of your child etc.

To me, I’m blessed because I’ve 3 fatherly figures around me in the form of my 3 elder siblings, who took care of me as a baby while my mother goes to work. Who acted as the Fatherly figures I need when both are not free for my Meet The Parents.

And of course we all have our favourites, and hence I’m gifting my second brother a unique gift this Father’s day to show my appreciate since Singapore don’t really have a happy brothers’ day. LOL.

Cufflinks singapore

Men these days are dressing better and better and they too, need little accessories to complete the whole look. Watches are no doubt one of men’s favourite accessories! Hence, I didn’t spend much time to decide on the right Cufflinks to get! It’s literally a no-brainer! You can’t go wrong with mechanical gear designs for men! Plus they come in a nice velvet box that’s so classy and ready to gift!

Cufflinks Mecanique

The design I’ve picked out is Mecanique, which is similar to that of a watch gear! Look at how intricate the design is! I also loved how it actually moves! Definitely a design guys would love though I doubt they will be wow-ed by the fact that it moves. I mean guys are harder to impress as compared to girls. They are more practical in a way that makes it so hard to shop for gifts for them!

Thankfully for Cufflinks Singapore, making buying gifts for men so much simpler so that we can spend more time on our own shopping! 🙂

timepiece cufflinks

Look how well the cufflinks blended in with the watches! I’m sure most men would love designs like this! They also have several other designs related to timepieces and also a whole range of classic and unique designs!

So do checkout Cufflinks Singapore if you have yet to get a present for your Fathers this Father’s day! Better late than never!

And of course, cufflinks are great gift for the dads, husbands, boyfriends and even brothers!

Quote JOYCEFORENSIA15 to enjoy 15% discount across all designs! They provide free shipping and refund within 7 days just in case there’s an issue with the product! How thoughtful is that to provide shoppers a peace of mind while shopping online?!



Hourglass Cosmetics Haul

Hourglass In Sephora Singapore!

hourglass haul

Hourglass Cosmetics is finally available in Sephora locally! Do note that it’s currently only available at the ION and Ngee Ann City outlets.

Hourglass is pretty much well known for it’s primer, and highlighters. Being a makeup fanatic and MUA, I know I need to check it out and get a couple of items myself.

hourglass haul review

I’ve got the Ambient Lighting Palette for $97 for 3 different shades. I feel that it’s pretty worth it as the size is pretty reasonable. You can’t really finish up a pan of highlighter even if you use it daily as you really only need a little each time. So I highly recommend this palette for those who want to try out Hourglass Cosmetics. The full sized highlighter is about $78 if I’m not wrong? I’ve also got two of the ambient lighting blushers which I quite like after swatching. The blushers are going at $59 each and swatch pretty smoothly. There are 6 shades available locally.

hourglass ambientpalette

Here’s a closer look at the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette. My favourite shade out of the 3 will be Incandescent Light which swatch really smooth and I love the nice glow. Great for fair skin tones! Dim Light has a slightly peachy tone which will give a soft,natural glow on most skin tones. Radiant Light is slightly darker, more like a bronzer than a highlight. This is a really versatile palette suitable for most skin tones. Can’t wait to start using it!

hourglass blush swatch

I’ve got two of the Ambient Lighting Blush in Incandescent Electra and Mood Exposure.

Incandescent Electra is a pretty soft peachy coral shade with a sheen. Now that I look at it, it kinds of reminds me of NARS Orgasm but with a smoother shimmer.

Mood Exposure is one of those brown toned blusher that will look great on all skin tones. I got these blushers during the 20% Sephora sale and I noticed that the pinky shades got OOS very quickly while there’s loads of Mood Exposure left. I think most people are unsure about using a brown toned blusher but it can look really nice for most neutral looks. And giving you that natural looking flush!

One similar shade to Mood Exposure is Exposed from Tarte. Mood Exposure is more neutral while Exposed has more pink tones.

Both the highlighters and blushers are very soft and smooth upon swatching. Will give an update after using these on the face!



SkyCart App Is Here!

SkyCart App: Buy On the GO!


I’m sure most of you have heard of SkyCart, your personal buying service for Taobao! They have recently launch their SkyCart App, available for both IOS and Android. Now you can buy the world just through your mobile! I think this is dangerous for our pockets, because this app makes Taobao shopping so easy!


skycart app main

This is the SkyCart App main interface when you enter the app! They now have Korean Beauty Products services which I went crazy shopping at! As a beauty savvy person, it’s frustrating not being able to land your hands on certain beauty products seen on blogs or youtube videos as they are not available in Singapore, or the fact that the shipping fees from oversea sites is pretty hefty. Now that SkyCart is bringing in all these products, I can foresee myself buying a lot from them, plus their prices are very reasonable! If I’m not wrong, they are the first in Singapore to provide curated beauty products from Korean! Other than the common brands like Etude House, Skin Food etc, expect to find brands like IOPE, Banila & Co, 3CE and more! (I think this service is available only on the SkyCart App at the moment!

Also, if you notice the bottom section with the ‘buy for you’ tags, those are the best selling items on Taobao that are hand-picked by the SkyCart team! What’s best? You don’t have to pay the Taobao shipping fee for these curated items!


skycart app side

  • Top up SkyPay on the go! (Via Card or Paypal)
  • Buy For You : Shop on Taobao on the go and let SkyCart do the buying for you! All through the SkyCart App with their grabbing function!
  • Track your order on the go!

skycart app ui

Loving the order tracking interface! Clean and clear cut! There’s even a SkyChat option to check on your parcel status!

skycart app haul

Here’s my loots from using the SkyCart App! I shop mainly from their Korean Beauty Products selection! Going crazy over the selection which is huge! Happy to find Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask that I saw all over Youtube! And also picked up other interesting masks that have pretty good reviews online. Oh, did I mentioned that there’s Free Delivery for orders that are over $75? Definitely very easy to qualify with so much to buy!

Happy Shopping On The Go with SkyCart App!