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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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Red Side Ombre for CNY by Salon De Choix

CNY is approaching and other than new clothes, new shoes, we need a new look for our hair too! So it’s back to my trusted Salon De Choix for a new look!

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As usual, I gave my stylist the freedom to do whatever he wants with my hair, that is unless his idea is too over but so far so good. 😛 So after deciding on the look, we get started with lightening parts of the hair. Unlike previous times where we just bleach the sides, we started from the fringe back.

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So, CNY is around the corner so we opted for RED! Red is a lucky color for new year! Personally I love red hair, I can somehow wear it well with my fair skin tone. 😛

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We also cut the back of the bob a little shorter then usual with the sides longer so it forms a gradient.

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There’s many ways to wear this hair. Just show a little of the red by the side.

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Sweep the fringe to the side more to show a two toned fringe.

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Put some of the hair behind the ear to show more of the red.

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Or just put all the brown hair behind the ear showing the full glory of the red.

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Here’s how the side looks like. A nice gradient and you can see the red peeking out.

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I prefer the subtle look with just the right amount of red showing through. But I also loved how I can go wild with the red. 😛

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If you have not get your hair done for CNY, make an appointment and head down to Salon De Choix now! They will be closed from 30th Jan to 5th Feb so be quick!

Salon De Chiox located at Winsland House(5 min away from Somerset Mrt). Quote my name ‘Joyce’ for 15% off all regular hair services! Call them at 6836 2959 to make your appointment! Look for Ricky!

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XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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L’Oreal Paris Gelmatic Eyeliner

Among the various options of liners out there, I personally prefer the pencil liners as it is the easiest to use though it’s not the best of the liners out there. I always have a love and hate relationship with liquid liners as I often smudge it before it dries out. I love gel liners but it’s a hassle to be applying it with a brush from the pot. Hence, it’s perfect to me when the beauty companies start producing gel liners in pencil/crayon form!

L’Oreal Paris Singapore have recently launched the Gelmatic Pen Super Liner in our local shores. The kind team have sent me 3 out of the 6 shades that have been launched in Singapore.

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From left to right, I’ve the liners in Turquoise, Silver and Black. These liners are automatic, meaning you don’t have to sharpen them. They are also retractable so you don’t have to worry if you turn out too much length. (Yes, I’ve used non-retractable brow/liner pens before and it’s annoying when you turn out too much product.)
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Here’s a swatch of the liners! I like the Turquoise, it give the whole look a pop of color and make it more fun! The silver and black are nicely pigmented too. It is stated that the Gelmatic liners are waterproof and smudge proof up to 12 hours of wear.

I’ve worn it a couple of times and I can say they are pretty much water and smudge proof but not up to 12 hours. The color do fade off after some 6 hours of wear and can smudge a little on oily lids like mine. Application wise, it’s not that smooth but not an issue. But I would say this is one of the better gel liners pen I’ve used in the market. I rate it a 3.5/5. gelmatic swatch

Available in 6 shades(Black, Brown, Gold, Silver, Blue and Turquoise), the Gelmatic Crayon Automatic Liners are retailing at SGD18.90 at Watsons, Guardian, Sasa and selected departmental stores.

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!

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Vote for me in the contest held by Sasa!
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XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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