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Feb 2015 Beauty Haul: NARS/SHU UEMURA

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Hello! I’m back with my beauty haul for the month of February. This post comes early as I want to peacefully enjoy my upcoming Chinese New Year holiday. Hahaha.

Just wanted to share about how I usually decide what I actually want to buy in terms of beauty products. It’s no secret that I follow tons of brands and beauty blogs out there to get updates on the latest collections and stuff. If that item caught my eye online, I will make a note to check it out in stores. I’ll only end up purchasing the products if I’m happy with what I see when I swatch it in stores. (Except for brands that are not available in Singapore.)

 

Narsartist palette

So I read about the NARS Eye-Opening Act spring collection from Makeup Stash (Swatches available in her post) and the palettes caught my eye. I was especially drawn to the Inoubliable Coup d’Oeil palette which is more towards the cool tones as compared to the other one in the collection. I like how the palette consists of mostly matte colors which I lack in my collection hence I had to add it to my haul. This palette is retailing at $65.

 

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I also got one of the Velvet Shadow Stick. It swatches really smooth on the hand and I think this is great as a base and for smokey eyes. I got it in Reykjavik which is a nice dark grey. This retails at $44. I wanted to get the Navy one at first but I decided that the dark grey one will be more universal in terms of the colors I can pair it with.

 

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I also dropped by Shu Uemura counter as I wanted to check out their new Metallic Ink eyeliners and I also had a $40 voucher that I could use. Brands like Shu Uemura and YSL both have loyalty programs that give you rebates in forms of vouchers once you hit a certain amount. I think you just have to spend minimum $150 to join the club. $1 to a point so it’s not that difficult to accumulate. Every 500 points for a $40 voucher at Shu Uemura and every 1000 points for a $100 voucher at YSL. Points expires once a year. I had 700 over points at YSL which expired cause there nothing else I wanted to get at that time. Such a waste.

Back to the haul, I ended up getting 3 items from Shu Uemura. One of the Metallic Ink in Navy, the Petal lash mascara which I’ve been wanting to get and the new Laque Supreme in WN02. Both the eyeliner and the Laque Supreme is at $40 and the mascara is at $50. I’ve used the Laque Supreme already and I’m in love with everything about it other than the fact that it gets a little drying at the end of the day. The color lasted me the whole day through eating and drinking! I need to get more of this liquid lip color! It have a nice glossy finish by the way. I would probably do a comparison post of the Lacque Supreme and the Tint In Gelato by Shu also so look out for it!

So 5 items this month, and highly possible I might get another couple of the Lacque Supreme.

I can’t wait for March to come as I’ve exciting news to share with you all!

Hope you enjoy reading my beauty haul ramblings!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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Jan 2015 Beauty Haul

I realized that it have been quite awhile since I blogged about my beauty hauls. I used to do that a lot and I kind of really miss doing it. So for 2015, I’m going to be blogging about my beauty haul every month. Stay tune to find out what are the beauty products that I picked up from the counters! This is by no means no good to my pocket but I’m really excited!

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First up is Fragrance! I’ve not purchased any new fragrance for the longest time as I have not been using my fragrances. Now, I try to use a different fragrance weekly to give some love to all my fragrances. Which gave me an excuse to shop for a new fragrance. Haha. I actually wanted to buy the Scandalous scent from Victoria Secrets as it is my kind of scent. Sweet, with a little muskiness to it. But on the day when I actually went down to the store to purchase, the sales assistant let me try their limited edition scent and I got hooked. So I ended up buying the VS Bombshell Pink Diamond. I’m a sucker for all things limited edition and I really like the scent too. It’s quite different from my usual scent but I think it’s a refreshing change. The top notes are of Pink Grapefruit and Passion Flower which makes it a very fruity and refreshing scent. I love how the bottle is so bling and pink and cute! I got this at $109 for the 50ml bottle and it is only available in the 50ml bottle as it is after all, limited edition.

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I saw on MakeupStash’s instagram that Hakuhodo have a permanent counter at Takashimaya so I went over to take a look as I am thinking to get a lip brush. I ended up getting three brushes from them, a lip brush, brow brush and a gel liner brush. These brushes are from their more affordable range. If I’m not wrong the brushes I got are of horse hair and synthetic mixture. I could not recall and can’t find the exact match on the site. I spent a total of $95 for these three brushes. I don’t have the individual prices as they do not have tags on them. But I’m pretty sure the lip brush is $39.

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I also went to check out Chanel’s Spring Collection as I was attracted by the Camelia prints blush. Sadly the blush was out of stock but I was told by the BA that it was nothing special and the prints will go off after a few uses. I ended up getting the La Romanesque lipstick which is a lovely bright fuchsia pink. And this is my first Chanel LipStick! Chanel lipsticks are going at $46 a piece by the way. Can’t wait to do a look with this lip color and just nice my skin is finally healing from the purging process from the skincare I’m currently on.

And that’s it for my beauty haul for January! Can’t wait to shop for the next beauty haul. I’m currently eyeing some liners and waiting for the new lip products from Shu Uemura. Not sure if I’ll get anything but it all have to wait till I’m at the counter to do some swatching! But one thing for sure is that I’ll definitely be buying a lot more makeup this year, so stay tune!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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Collective Haul: Sephora Holiday Sets

It’s the festive season soon and many brands are launching sets that are value for money! And the best place to shop has got to be Sephora!

Urban decay is one of my favorite brands and they have an exciting line up for their holiday launches. I got three items from Urban Decay! I have the first two Vice palettes, so it’s a just for me to get the Vice 3. I’ve also picked up their eye pencil set and Full Frontal Lip Stash to try out the liners and lipsticks. Sets like this are great as you get to try out the product in variants of shades. Plus, they are mini sizes so you’re bound to finish them and they are travel friendly too!!

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Vice 3, SGD88.

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24/7 Glide On Double Ended Eye Pencil Set, Sgd60.

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Full Frontal Lip Stash, SGD60.

Tarte is another great brand with good blushers. I love the two I had and I decided that I can’t miss our their blush palette with 5 new shades. As some of you would know, I’m in a lip crayons frenzy and Tarte have a set with mini lip crayons! Must buy!

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Tarte Pin Up Girl Blush Palette, SGD59.

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Tarte Kiss & Belle LipSurgence Deluxe set, SGD49.

I’ve always wanted to try out Marc Jacobs liners as I’ve heard only good things about them. But I was hesitating as it is pretty hefty at $36 for one liner. Glad I waited as they came out with a 7 piece petite liner set!!!

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Marc Jacobs The Sky-Liner, SGD69.

I’ve spent pretty much a bomb this month with all the holiday launches but luckily for Sephora new Black Card launch that I’ve got 10% off though I didn’t hit 250 points. But apparently I hit it after this haul. Hahahaha. A little savings now for more future shopping!!!

Swatches will be up on the blog slowly! Busy at work these days! Let me know if you want me to review any of the items in this post, I’ll try to post it up first!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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A Day in my Life: SaturDate with Claire

Well, I do have a life and this is my blog after all. So from time to time I’ll blog after some of the more interesting days in my life. 😉

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So two weeks ago, Claire asked me to join the Cleo Ambassador event with her, just for fun sake and I guess why not?

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Here’s us after the makeover. We were asked to choose between two looks and we both choose the bold red lip look with double liner. I must say, the liners on us could be thinner to give a sleeker look. The makeup artists we both got were a little too heavy handed.

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Clio goodies we got from the goodie bag. Tried everything before except for the Twistturn liner.

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Lunch at Dolce Tokyo by MOF.

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Milk coffee which is too sweet for both our liking.

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Salmon Ikura pasta in cream base for me. The cream is not too thick, more to the watery side which is great as it’s not too heavy.

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Mushroom Indulgence all day breakfast for Claire. She commented that the mash is too buttery and it’s a bit jelat with the milk and cheese in the scrambled eggs.

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Snapped a pic of Claire when she’s busy instagramming the food pics.
This is actually our first ‘date’ outside blog events after knowing each other for like 3 years plus?! We need to go out more before you become a married woman which is like soon! Hehe.

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Did a little haul from Sephora. Can’t resist the pretty periwinkle liner from Stila. And we both bought the remover after using it to tone down our eye liners from the makeover. We found it pretty awesome as it can remove well with just a light touch without rubbing.

Had a good time catching up with Claire with our girly chat during lunch. Let’s go Sephora again when Vice 3 is launched. 😉

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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New Samples From Vanity Trove

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I’ve redeem my 2nd customized trove! I realized sample hauling can get exciting too! For example, waiting for new samples to come on the site and finally getting to try something you’ve been eyeing for. For me, its more like a combination of,” I heard good things about this stuff.” ” I seen this before, lets try!”

 

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As usual, I picked out 6 items but you can see that there’s 7 in the photo!! VT added in a mystery bonus item on check out and it’s the Essential shampoo! It’s my one of my fav shampoo and a travel sized one is sure convenient for trips to the pool or travels.

 

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And here’s the 6 samples I’ve picked this time!

  • OLAY WHITE RADIANCE CELLUCENT WHITE ESSENCE SERUM 
  • NUXE TONER
  • HERBORIST WHITENING AND REVITALIZING MASK
  • D’GLAMOURIC TRINITY SERIES MASQUE
  • GABANITE ALL NATURAL DRINK RELAXER
  • DR CI LABO AQUA COLLAGEN GEL

Let me know which products you want me to review soon and I will try my best to use it first!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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