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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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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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SaSa 35th Anniversary Colour Me Beautiful by Cyber Colors

Hi All!
I did a look sometime back using CyberColors products sent to me by Sasa~
Check out my look! It’s a smoky eye look that is suitable for night events!

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Products used: (All from Cyber Colors)

Gemstone Aqua-Base Pudding Foundation

Gemstone 2 Way Cake

Denim Glamourous Look Palette in Black Tone

Denim Glamourous Look Lipstick in Candy Pink

EX Volume Mascara

Gemstone Blush in Coral Quartz

Auto Eyebrown Pencil in Dark Brown

Here’s a collage on how I achieve the look!

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My favorite product out of the bunch will definitely be the Denim Glamorous Look Palette in Black Tone as seen is step 4,5. It’s a super handy palette with eyeshadow, blush and even lip color! The black toned eyeshadows are also suitable for all skin tones so you do not have to worry about the colors not being suitable!

I also love the Lipstick from the same denim range as it have a moisturizing core that adds shine to the lip color! No need for gloss when you use this lipstick!

Do check out more from https://www.facebook.com/SGSaSa!

Vote for me in the contest held by Sasa!
https://apps.facebook.com/new-photo-comp/162244544423/photo/11714/

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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Personalized Vanity Trove – Choose your own surprises!

If you have read my previous post on Vanity Trove, you will know that they have rolled out personalized troves from July onwards! And I’m excited as I have just received my very own personalized trove and I cannot wait to share it with you all!!!

Even Hanabi-Ko is curious on what I have chosen!

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I’m sure most of you have experience with beauty boxes and often you look at others and goes : ‘ Eh! Why you got this Product A I don’t have!! Unfair lei!’ Or you will wonder why some people got full size stuff and you don’t? Or maybe the products are all quite ok but you won’t use them?

No more of those problems as you will only be receiving samples that you yourself have picked! Here’s what I picked!

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We are able to picked 6 samples and sometimes they have full size products available. So I’ve picked 5 samples and 1 full size.

Here’s the list of products that I’ve picked!

– UJÈNE PURISTE COLLAGEN SERUM
– LANCÔME HYPNÔSE DOLL EYES MASCARA
– ESTĒE LAUDER PERFECTIONIST [CP+] WRINKLE LIFTING SERUM
– LAURA MERCIER TINTED MOISTURIZER CRÈME COMPACT IN NUDE
– YSL LE TEINT TOUCHE ÉCLAT B30 BEIGE
– PHYTO SECRET DE NUIT NIGHT CREAM FOR HAIR (75 ML)

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Other then the UJÈNE sample which comes in sachet, the rest are pretty luxurious samples and easier to bring out. When choosing your samples, all these are stated so you can choose which kind you prefer! I would also highly recommend you to only pick items that you really want to try! For me, I’m really excited as all the items I’ve picked are stuff that I have been wanting to buy but not willing to commit to the full sizes and also products that I think would be useful to my skin.

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Who don’t love to see a full size product in their beauty boxes? Paying $25 for a trove, I’m pretty sure most of you would like to receive products worth that buck. So if there’s a full size item that you like to try, just grab it! I’ve picked this hair cream by PHYTO as my hair have been quite dry after rounds of bleaching and coloring. Hopefully this can work some magic to my hay like hair.

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Happy personalizing your own trove at Vanity Trove now!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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Brand New Vanity Trove

Hi all!

Vanity Trove have gone through some changes and now they are allowing you to customize your very own troves! Not only that, they gave their boxes a makeover too!

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Based on your Beauty Profile and Preferences that you have filled up when registering an account with them, they will recommend the products that is best suited for you!

From the recommendations, you are then able to pick and choose your preferred samples for your own personalized trove!

Hence, instead of beauty surprises, they also have changed their tagline to Discover Beauty! One great thing about beauty blogging, is to share about beauty with like minded people. And VT is working towards that!

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Delivery will be made within 7 working days! So instead of the usual monthly delivery, they are delivery every single day!

Here’s a print screen I took when I checked out my very own trove!

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Here’s a little walk through provided from VT!

To ensure your beauty discovery is a smooth-sailing one, let’s follow through these simple steps below.To start you off, complete Beauty Profile to see some recommended products suited for you!

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Head on to: http://bit.ly/10AKDzc

You will be prompted to fill up your Beauty Profile by answering a few simple questions!

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Next, want to be the first to try out products you have been lemming for so long? Add them to Wishlist, Like the Brand and the Product. This helps to unlock more samples for you, you will then be able to pick these samples when they are released!

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Tell us more in depth of what you feel about all the products you have used by Adding them to your Beauty Table and Write a Review. Cos we hope to help you relive the moment and deliver the same pleasant experience again!

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HEADS UP!  VanityTrove will be introducing new phase of beauty discovery whereby you will be plugged into the latest happenings of people you follow on VanityTrove. Read up on their latest reviews, brand likes and product likes, products they wish for.  Be sure to also follow people of your interest to know what is up with their beauty regime! It will be just like Facebook but for Beauty.

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Go get your very own personalized troves today!

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XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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