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ESYORO Eye Shadow Variation Palette Swatches

I’ve received this ESYORO eye shadow palette from HKC Plaza some time ago and here’s a swatch post! It’s a small and handy compact palette which consists of 8 very pretty and wearable shades.


I would say this is a very versatile palette that allows you to create both day and night looks. It has 4 neutral shades and 4 dark smokey shades to intensify a look.


Here’s a closer look at the colors. All of them are of a shimmer finish for that bright look.
From top left, we have a nice pearl white, a light golden beige, a sweet peach, a shimmery taupe.
From bottom left, a deep royal purple, royal blue, khaki green and a dark metallic grey.


These swatches are a one swipe, dry without any primers. The 4 light shades swatches very smooth and have a soft buttery texture. The darker colors pales in terms of pigmentation and felt a little chalky.


Here’s a closer look at the lighter shades. They all very smooth but I find the glitter a litter chunky. Out of the 4, I find the peach color and the taupe to have the better texture with just enough shimmer.


As for the darker shades, you can see that they are not as smooth and does not swatch as well. I feel that they will fare better when applied over a primer or wet. The purple is a tad disappointing out of the 4. The metallic grey is the smoothest out of the 4. There will definitely be fall out when using these colors so it’s best to powder up the under eye area first or do your base make after.


For 1.5g per pan, this palette retails at $88 at HKC plaza which means each color works out to be $11. It’s not that expensive but you can find better quality shadows palettes at a similar price point.
I rate this a 3/5.



Event: Origins M.A.D Plus+ and Smarty Plant CC Cream

Went to a little get together with Origins Singapore Team with some other lovely bloggers this morning! We were introduced to two of their latest offerings, the Make A Difference Plus+ range which is of a new formulation after 5 years of research and also the Smarty Plant CC Cream which is the first all Natural CC Cream in the market.

We had a lovely salad brunch over the presentation and there’s a meaning to it. We were only served White tea and that’s one of the Key Ingredients which you can find in their CC Cream. We also find Watermelon and Lychee in the salad selection and these two are the two newly introduced ingredients in the M.A.D Plus+ range.

Dry and dehydrated skin are a common problem and it is found that Asian women are prone to a deficiency in Caspase-14, which is an enzyme that contributes to producing moisture. The M.A.D Plus+ range helps with the production of Caspase-14 which will work with two other components in the skin that will help production of moisture and keeps the skin hydrated.

This range also consists of the Rose of Jericho which will help prevents dehydration and to improved dry and damaged skin conditions.

I’ve tested out the texture of the M.A.D Plus+ Rejuvenating Serum and its very light and it absorbs really quickly with no sticky residue.

Then we have the Smarty Plant CC Cream, which other then correcting, prefect and protects our skin from skin damaging factors from the environment. Origins named it the Intuitive Delivery System that actually triggers skincare benefits based on environmental cues.

Here’s a swatch of the CC Cream, which looks a little orange. But not to worry, the CC cream consists of Plant Coated mineral pigments which will color correct uneven skin tones and blends into your skin. It has a smooth semi matte finish.

I’ve received the CC Cream and the Serum for trial and will be reviewing them in separate posts.

The CC cream is already available at all Origins Counters and the M.A.D Plus+ Range will be available from October 2013 onwards.



Going Red with Salon De Choix

Just before I head to the GC, I went to Salon De Choix to get a new coat of color for my hair.

Looking at my hair, of course I need a new color before heading for my holiday! 😛


After much consideration, I’ve decided to go red with a tinge of violet hue! Check out the red dye that is going to go on my hair!


Before starting the hair dyeing process, my stylist uses this Scalp Protection Mask on my scalp as it tends to get sensitive.


Massaging it into the scalp before applying the hair dye. This can be added on for just $10!


Check out the redness of the dye after application! It is really intense!


Standard SOP after coloring, Hair treatment time!! My monthly dosage of hair mask infused with Mythic Oil to make the hair silky smooth!


Can you see the hues of red with violet tones? Indeed this is a darker color for the hair but it’s so pretty!! Makes me look fairer too!


Here’s how it looks after being blown dry. It’s a lovely shade of red brown with violet hues. Also if you noticed the ends are of different tones as it was bleached there. So I kind of got a two tone red.


More brown on the top but more red at the ends.


I am loving how it shows different hues at different angles. The red is really gorgeous, and I think I will be sticking to this color for awhile.


Due to the previous bleached end, I get to have a two tone red. The red at the ends have now faded to a lighter red after a couple of washes but still as pretty!



I definitely will want to go under the sun more with this hair color. Simply because the color looks amazing under sunlight! Check this out!!


This is also a hair color that I wanted last time but never really managed to achieve.


Do check out Salon De Choix’s FB page for more information and promotions and like them too!

Call 6836 2959 to make your appointments!

Quoting my name ‘Joyce‘ entitles you to a 15% discount on all regular hair service! :)

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Tagged: 32 Random Facts about me!

1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight?

I have natural wavy hair.

2. What’s your natural hair color?

My natural hair color is a sort of deep brown.

Refer to this post for my natural hair color before I dye my hair for the very first time. http://blog.myfatpocket.com/forensia/2009/11/27/hair-transformation/ 😛

3. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?

I always DIY and save up for a salon treat once in awhile. Now, my hair is taken care of by Salon De Choix !

4. Do you wear the same style every day or do you change it?

On weekdays my style is mostly the same since I’m working in the office. During the weekends it will be different. I don’t stick to a specific style always though. I tend to mix it around to create my own quirky fashion sense. 😛

5. Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon?

I usually do my own basic manicure. Used to have a nail sponsor but they got very busy so I don’t go back anymore. Anyone wants to sponsor me?

6. How often do you change your nail polish?

I used to change it every other week. But recently I’m letting my nails rest as they got quite weak.

7. Do you polish your toes in the winter or just the summer?

Well, technically it’s Summer all year round in Singapore so Summer? I hardly paint my toes as I’m in covered shoes 80% of the time.

8. How long does it take for you to put on your makeup?

15 minutes for normal day make. 45 minutes to 1 hour if there’s a special occasion.

9. What do you do first, face or eyes?

Face first. But if I know I’m doing heavy eye make, I will do the eyes first.

10. Do you “collect” makeup or just buy what you need when you need it?

Guilty as charged. I buy when I see new release from my favorite brands. Eg, New Urban Decay Palettes. I can hardly resists their LE palettes.

I did a couple of posts on the makeup collection I’ve by brand. But I got lazy. 😛

11. How often do you wear false eye lashes?

Very seldom. I actually have not master the art of wearing falsies yet. Yet, I’ve a collection of lashes in my stash. 😛

12. Do you do a full face of makeup every day?

Nope. Nowadays I only wear light make to work. Full face make only on special occasions or event days.

Just powder, blush, and gloss.

13. Do you wear makeup when you are home alone, or with family?

Nope. Unless I’m testing out products for review purpose. But I will usually remove it after taking photos. My skin needs to breathe.

14. Will you leave the house without makeup?

Yes I will. But never without sunscreen!

15. How many high-end products do you have?

Have a couple of Chanel and YSL in my stash for makeup wise. But that’s not really high end also la. 😛

16. Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you are getting dressed?

I will only decide when I’m getting dressed as I’m super fickle minded. Though sometime I’ll have an image what to wear on the next if I’ve an event or something.

17. How often do you change your handbag?

Work days, same bag. Weekends different bag depending on outfit and where I’m going.

18. What time do you get up and go to sleep?

Workdays: Wakes up at 6.50am. I sleep around 12-2. Depending on how tired I’m on that day.

Weekends: Sleep till I wake up naturally unless I’ve things to attend to.

19. How often or when do you work out?

I don’t used to work out but ever since the GLOW BFF Challenge, I try my best to do so once a week.

20. Left handed or right-handed?

Right Handed.

21. How tall are you?

I used to be 168 once. But due to a back injury and some complications, I’m 166 now.

22. Do you speak a foreign language?

Have been taking Japanese for 2 years already so I can have some basic conversation. My reading and writing skills are better though. Recently just got my JLPT N4.

23. How many pets do you have?

I used to have pet fish when I’m younger. Tamagotchi counted? Haha.

24. How often are you on Blogger (or your other blog platform)?

Almost every day.

25. Do you read comments posted on blogs?

Used to but very seldom now.

26. Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other posts?

I’ll keep it in mind. If it’s makeup, I will swatch it when I see it. If it suits me I’ll buy but if not I’ll skip. Skincare wise hardly as I’ve sensitive skin. Mostly it’s more on makeup that I will want to try when reading other blogs.

27. How did you come up with your blog name?

It’s basically playing with my own name and my online name.

28. What kind of camera do you use for photographs?

– Olympus Pen EP2 ( My 2nd cam)
– Canon Ixus 870IS (My 1st cam)
– Canon Powershot S95 (My bro’s)
– iPhone
– iPad Mini

29. How often do you clean your house?

When my mum asked me to do so? Which is hardly. 😛

30. What is your favorite color?

I love pastel shades. But my current favorite is Mint!

31. Do you swear?

Only if I’m super pissed of. If not, I’m usually a pretty civilized person.

32. What are you doing with the rest of your day?

Work, knock off, go home, slack, watch anime, sleep. 😛

I think most people have done this tag already. So if you have not and felt like doing so, go ahead! 😛