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January 2014 Favorites

It might be a little late but here’s some of my favorites used in January. 🙂

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From Left:

YSL Semi. Loose Powder in No1
Dollywink Brown Pencil Liner
Dollywink Brown Volume Mascara
L’Oreal Gelmatic Pen Superliner
Etude House Any Cushion in N02
Swiss Rituel Lip Balm
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Natural Beauty

I’ve shopped my stash recently and discovered some neglected products that I actually liked a lot. Stay tune for the Feb favorites!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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L’Oreal Paris Gelmatic Eyeliner

Among the various options of liners out there, I personally prefer the pencil liners as it is the easiest to use though it’s not the best of the liners out there. I always have a love and hate relationship with liquid liners as I often smudge it before it dries out. I love gel liners but it’s a hassle to be applying it with a brush from the pot. Hence, it’s perfect to me when the beauty companies start producing gel liners in pencil/crayon form!

L’Oreal Paris Singapore have recently launched the Gelmatic Pen Super Liner in our local shores. The kind team have sent me 3 out of the 6 shades that have been launched in Singapore.

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From left to right, I’ve the liners in Turquoise, Silver and Black. These liners are automatic, meaning you don’t have to sharpen them. They are also retractable so you don’t have to worry if you turn out too much length. (Yes, I’ve used non-retractable brow/liner pens before and it’s annoying when you turn out too much product.)
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Here’s a swatch of the liners! I like the Turquoise, it give the whole look a pop of color and make it more fun! The silver and black are nicely pigmented too. It is stated that the Gelmatic liners are waterproof and smudge proof up to 12 hours of wear.

I’ve worn it a couple of times and I can say they are pretty much water and smudge proof but not up to 12 hours. The color do fade off after some 6 hours of wear and can smudge a little on oily lids like mine. Application wise, it’s not that smooth but not an issue. But I would say this is one of the better gel liners pen I’ve used in the market. I rate it a 3.5/5. gelmatic swatch

Available in 6 shades(Black, Brown, Gold, Silver, Blue and Turquoise), the Gelmatic Crayon Automatic Liners are retailing at SGD18.90 at Watsons, Guardian, Sasa and selected departmental stores.

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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IPL Facial Treatment at Nouri

IPL can be used for various treatments. Not only hair removal, IPL can also be used to treat facial problems. Nouri provides IPL for the face too to solve your skin problems!

Some of the uses of IPL are:

  • Skin Lightening for Face
  • Wrinkles and Fine Lines
  • Pigmentation
  • Freckles
  • Post Acne Scars and Pit Holes
  • Clearing up of Acne
  • Aiding in the Reproduction of Collagen

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After a consultation with Valerie, I was prescribed to go through their Classic Facial (which I will be talking about in a separate post) and also the IPL Facial Treatment.

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The IPL Facial Treatment includes cleansing and exfoliation before administering the IPL shots. Valerie will adjust the frequency each session as per your comfort. Usually for the first IPL session, she will use a lower frequency and increase it the next. This is to make sure we feel comfortable throughout the treatment. Pain is minimal though you will feet a hot sensation during the treatment.

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After all IPL treatments, it is important to apply the Anti Inflammatory Gel to sooth the skin as our skin will tend to be more tender after treatments.

I’ve done 4 IPL sessions so far and I noticed that the skin became brighter and texture feels better too. My acne scars are lighten by a little and I’m confident that they will be gone with a few more sessions.

Interested in the IPL facial treatments? Contact Valerie via SMS/Whatsapp at 91994189 to know more!

Nouri is currently running huge promotions on IPL treatments! Do check out Nouri’s FB page for more detailed information on their promotions!

Joyce Forensia IPL

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

I am a huge fan of Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palettes and is a proud owner of a few palettes like the Vice 1&2, 15 Anniversary and more. These are mainly color palettes with a variety of color choices to choose from.

When the Naked Palette was first released, it did not appeal much to me as I’m not really a fan of neutrals. Same thing for the Naked 2, I felt that the colors are too dull but no doubt it is a great palette for people who love neutrals.

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Naked 3, however was different. I personally love pink tones and I was excited when I see that the Naked 3 is a pink/rose toned palette. I grabbed it when it is made available at our local Sephora stores. The Naked 3 palette is retailing at SGD83.

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The Naked 3 consists of 12 shadows with a mix of various finishes. It also comes with a decent dual ended eyeshadow brush.

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From Left to Right:

Strange, Dust, Burnout, Limit, Buzz, Trick, Nooner, Liar, Factory, Mugshot, Darkside, BlackHeart.

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Without Flash.

 

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With Flash.

Strange: Strange is a matte creamy beige which swatches really well. The texture is very creamy and goes on the lids smoothly. This is a good highlight for the brow bone.

Dust: Dust is a light glittery pink which is really pretty. However, I feel that it lacks in the pigmentation. It’s more glitter than color. A base is recommended for the color to show up more. There’s some fallout too.

Burnout: Burnout is a peach pink shimmery color. Goes on very smoothly.

Limit: Limit is another matte shade, a light dusty rose is how I would describe it. Like Strange, it’s very creamy and goes on very nicely.

Buzz: Buzz is a shimmery bronze with pink undertones. Smooth and glides on the lids.

Trick: Trick is a bronze with gold shimmers. It swatches lighter than on pan but the texture is velvety smooth.

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Without Flash.

 

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With Flash.

Nooner: Nooner is the 3rd matte shade in the palette. It’s a dark dusty rose shade with more brown tones in it. It is creamy but a little crumbly when I swatch it. This is a great color for the crease.

Liar: Liar is a very pigmented shimmery brown which is also very creamy. It’s like a brown with a wash of pink shimmer.

Factory: Factory is a deep brown with light gold shimmer. It’s is pigmented but not as smooth as the others.

Mugshot: Mugshot is a shimmery neutral brown which is very creamy and goes on well on the lids.

Darkside: Darkside is a dark brown with a little shimmer. I don’t really like it as it’s crumbly and don’t really swatch well. Be careful of fallout with this color.

BlackHeart: BlackHeart is a matte black with red glitter. It ain’t the most pigmented but I think the glitter will show up nicely with a good base.

Overall, the Naked 3 Palette is a nice palette for that everyday look. I won’t say it’s good for night looks though you can definitely do a few nice smokey eyes with the shades available. I rate this palette a 3.8/5.

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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BellaBox: Beauty Retreat Edition

For the month of November, BellaBox came out with a Beauty Retreat Edition! Instead of the usual pink box, we get to received our beauty surprises in a cute tote bag that is great for places like the beach! I love the color combination of the pattern!

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This month, we get products from CoverMark, Lynca Mineral, Twistbands and a pout pencil created by BellaBox themselves!

From CoverMark, we have the mineral wash and lather net set that is to be used together. A lather net is able to create a good amount of foam to make washing more effective. There’s also a sample of their Moisture Veil LX foundation.

Of course, we have the good old Twistband that does not leave any marks on the hair and it trendy enough to be worn as bracelets even!

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 There’s 3 items I like to highlight from this month’s box and the first is the CoverMark Eye Shadow Palette 4 color set. I’m loving the palette I got as it’s in my favorite pink and purple tones! Great for a sweet look! This is retailing at $52.

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Next up, we have the Lynca Mineral True Color pigment. This is a multi-purpose product that can be use on the eyes, lips and cheeks and even the nails! I’ve received a nice sliver color which is very versatile. Can’t wait to try it out proper. Let me know if you want a post on this. If not, I’ll most probably post it up on my Instagram. (forest330)

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Lastly, this is the item I’m most excited about since I saw it on the official BellaBox’s instagram! Those of you who have been following my blog should know that I’m obsessed with lip crayons now! Named as the Pout Pencil, it’s similar to the many lip crayons out there and it’s retractable. This is in a nice hot pink color with a glossy finish. Color is build-able so you can choose to have a subtle stained lips or a sexy bold hot pink glossy lips.  I’m hoping BellaBox have created this baby in different colors!

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That’s all for this post! Hope you enjoy reading it!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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