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Clio Neon Nail Styler

I’ve received the Clio Neon Nail Stylers sometime back and here’s a tiny review!

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These nail stylers are already available in Watsons and are retailing for $8.90 each. There’s a total of 6 colors and I’ve received the Orange, Blue and Hot Pink one. What’s special about these polishes is that they glow under UV light! Cool huh!

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Here’s a swatch of the colors under UV lighting!

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And here’s how it looked like on the nails under UV lighting. Quality of the polishes are pretty good, you can get a good opaque color in two to three coats. However, it chips quite easily if you don’t have on a top coat. With a top coat, it can last for a good one week.

I’ll rate it a 3/5!

Also received the Lipnicure which glows under UV too, will be reviewing that in a separate post!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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Etude House Any Cushion

I’ve mentioned about the Etude House Any Cushion previously in my January Favorites post and finally I got the time to snap some photos for a proper review.

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I purchased my Any Cushion from Gmarket hence it is white in color which is the Korean version as compared to the pink version available in Singapore.

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Similar to the many BB cushions out there in the market, the product itself is stored in a sponge at the bottom compartment and the puff is separated by a flap.

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Personally I feel that the puff is the star of the product itself. With this puff, you press onto the sponge to get the product on and pat it onto the skin. By doing so, there won’t be excess product per application which means you apply just the right amount. Patting on the product with this puff also evenly spreads out the product, giving you a smooth even finish. I am pretty sure I can get the same effect with any other BB creams using this puff.

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One thing I don’t really like about the cushion system is that it can get quite messy. And after using it for quite some time, you will realized that it’s quite hard to get the cream out of the sponge. I thought perhaps it is finishing hence, I changed the refill. Out of curiosity, I took out the sponge and found that there’s still quite a bit of product left. Through this cushion system, I think there’s too much product wastage as it will be too troublesome to get the remaining cream by removing the sponge etc.

No doubt it’s a convenient product, especially for travels.

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Here’s a before and after photo of me wearing the Any Cushion. It has great coverage and can last pretty long. Oil control is decent.

On my lips is the Etude Vivid Pop Stick with Clio Lipnicure layered on top. Review of the Lipnicure will be out soon. ­čÖé

Overall I rate the Any Cushion a 3.5/5. It would be better if the product itself is designed to better minimize wastage of the product. I hope this review is useful!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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DKNY Be Delicious City Blossom

DKNY Be Delicious launched a new fragrance collection inspired by the trends of urban rooftop gardens in the hearts of New York City.

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The City Blossom Collection consists of 3 different fragrances. Rooftop Peony, Urban Violet and Empire Apple. I received the Empire Apple which is the Classic Be Delicious fragrance repackaged in the botanical inspired packaging.

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Top Notes: American Apple, Cucumber, Grapefruit, Magnolia
Middle Notes: Tuberose, White Muget, Rose, Violet
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Blonde Wood, White Amber

I personally like the refreshing fruity scent when its being first applied. It is not of the sweet fruity sort of scent but more towards the citrus fruity with the mild notes of the floral essence. Overtime, the musky elements from the base notes blends in to create a subtle light refreshing floral musky scent.

As the inspiration of the collection, I would say the Empire Apple would be suitable for the urban chic masculine ladies who prefers a not so overwhelming yet refreshing scent.

If you prefer more floral or sweeter scents, the Rooftop Peony or the Urban Violet will be a better choice.

The Be Delicious City Blossom is retailing at SGD 82 for the 50ml bottle. This collection is limited edition and is already available exclusively at SASA. It will be made available at all major departmental stores from 1st July 2014.

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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Flirty Feb BellaBox 2014

February is the month of love with Valentine’s day. This month’s BellaBox is preppy you for a flirty February!

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This month we get a total of 6+2 bonus items!

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-Darlie Expert Fresh
-L’Oreal Paris Everstrong Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner
-Apothederm Firming Serum
-Rachel K Lotus Stem Cell Hydrogel Mask
-Apivita 3 in 1 Cleansing Milk for Face & Eyes
-Collection Hotlights Lipgloss

Bonus: L’Oreal Paris Extraordinary Oil & Rachel K Purifying Cleanser Gel

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My favorite item this month would be the Hotlights Lipgloss from Collection that comes with built in light and mirror for easy touch ups even in the dark! This is retailing at $15.90.

Get your very own BellaBox or find out how you can subscribe for a monthly box over at http://BellaBox.sg now!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush

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I’ve purchased these two blush from Sephora two weekends ago when they were having 20% storewide. Tarte is pretty new in the local beauty scene but definitely no stranger to the beauty community world wide. These are retailing for SGD45 each at our local Sephora stores.

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There are about 10 or 12 colors available at our local stores and I’ve got them in Natural Beauty and Exposed.

Natural Beauty is a red blush of a satin finish. It might looked a little scary off the pan but it’s very light when applied on the cheeks. Just a little and you can get a nice flush. What I like is that the color is build-able to the saturation of your preference. Pigmentation is great, I would say.

Exposed is apparently one of the popular shades in the beauty community and I can see why after owning it myself. I would describe it as a mauve peach color that goes on beautifully on all skin tones. I’ve pretty fair skin and a light application of Exposed gave me a nice healthy flush. My gf who is about two tones darker wears and it was gorgeous on her, giving her that nice bronzed look.

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Here’s a slightly heavy swatch of the blushes for you to see the color payoff.

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That’s me wearing Natural Beauty in daylight. I applied slightly heavier to test the pigmentation and lasting power. I wore it for 11 hours straight before removing and it only faded a little into a very natural flush. But I won’t say it’s the same case for Exposed, which faded a bit more.

Did I also mentioned that the packaging is very pretty too? You can differentiate the colors from the casing itself! Am definitely going to purchase the other colors! Overall, I love these blushes and I’m rating them a 5/5!

XOXO!
Joyce.Forensia

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