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January 2014 Favorites

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


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!



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.



Singapore Blog Awards Mary Chia Best Beauty Blog 2012

Hi everyone!!

Here’s some good news to share with all of you!!
For the 2nd year in running, I’m selected as one of the ten finalists at Singapore Blog Awards 2012!


We had a mini briefing at the Mary Chia outlet at Clementi Mall on Tuesday evening and I’m glad to see new and old faces!

Here’s Elrica who’s really bubbly and friendly!

Fellow Finalists from last year! Juann, MoonBerry and Clara!

This year’s beauty blog category will be super interesting as Mary Chia is giving us each a $300 budget to plan our very own Spa Party!! How cool is that?!

It’s going to be planned from scratch by myself and I’m really excited!!

I’m actually looking for sponsors for goodies bags for my dear guests, preferably beauty related items(Make Up, Skincare, Haircare, Nails etc). Apparels and accessories are welcome too!
I’m also looking for recommendation for customized cupcakes!
And also if anyone is interested in helping out with photography at the party itself! XD
Do drop me a mail at sora330@gmail.com if you’re keen in sponsoring or collaborating with me for this special Spa Party!

Also don’t forget to vote for me at this link!

I’m pretty sure all ten of us are pretty excited to be planning our Spa Parties! Stay tune for more! And look out for chances to win invites to this exclusive Spa Party!