Thursday, October 24, 2013

One of my fav mascaras - Kiss Me Heroine Make Volume & Curl Mascara (Asian Brand)

What it is: 

KISS ME Heroine Make Mascara Volume & Curl S is a fiber-in, curl set polyma extract, and volume up wax to volume and curl your eyelash keep stay long lash and treat moist and shine. This well protect your mascara from sweat, water, grease, and even tear proof self-curl mascara.

  • Did the product meet your expectations? 
    • Absolutely, Asian lashes tend to grow downwards and can be hard to curl. This product keeps the curl and is amazingly water resistant.  
  • How does the product compare to other similar products in the marketplace with which you have experienced? 
    • I personally love using mascaras from Asian Brands in general, I think they are better suited for Asian lashes compared to western brands.  
  • What features of the product do you like or dislike?
    • Likes
      • Keeps the curl
      • water resistant, doesn't smudge
      • doesn't clump easily
    • Dislikes
      • Hard to remove unless you use a waterproof eye makeup remover, the oil cleanser that I use daily works well
      • Not as readily available in Canada, need to purchase online like Ebay and Amazon
  • Would you recommend the product to others
    • Absolutely 

No Mascara, uncurled lashes

No Mascara, uncurled lashes
Curled lashes - one coat of mascara

Curled lashes - two coats of mascara

Curled lashes - two coats of mascara

Curled lashes - two coats of mascara

Let's Score It  

Repurchase it? 

Yes and many times




Lasting power?



Depends, I got my for $15 from Ebay

Where to buy?

Ebay Sellers
If you are in Toronto - Pacific Mall

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Updated Skincare Routine using more Natural Products (Coconut Oil, Baking Soda...)

Hi everyone,

In the past few months, I have been exploring more natural skincare care products like coconut oil, baking soda and products formulated for sensitive skin since I'm currently pregnant, I love the results as well as the cost savings, so I decided to share my routine on a blog post. It is probably helpful to state that I have combination skin that's not acne prone.

Let's get to it!

Day Routine
  • Rinse with water
  • Apply Olay Essentials Beauty Fluid for sensitive skin - 100% frangrance free. Purchased from Walmart 

 Evening Routine

  • Remove makeup with Ponds Cleansing oil purchased from Sasa in HK.  Most of the Asian cleansing oils works the same and are all pretty good. It's oily when applied dry to the face and after massaging it in for about 30s it removes all makeup including waterproof eye makeup. However, once it's in contact with water it dissolves and washes off without any oil residue on the face. It is my favourite way to remove makeup. 
  • If my skin feels extra dry I add a few drops of Organic Coconut oil into the Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream purchased from my local grocery store, any brand will do
Weekly Routine

I try to do the following once a week and considers this my relaxing "me time" ritual.
  • Cleanse face with Ponds Cleansing oil
  • Scrub face with 1 tbsp of Baking Soda mixed with water (add enough water to form a thick paste), scrub your face gently for about 1 minute with the paste
  • Using Coconut oil to massage my face with the Japanese Facial Massage Technique by following this video, I absolutely love doing this massage, it reduces swelling/puffiness and brings a rosy glow to my complexion. 
Other notes:
I also use Coconut oil as a

  • Hair mask - leave in for about 30 minutes and shampoo/condition as normal
  • Cuticle cream for nails
  • Lip balm
Thanks all for now, thanks for reading...

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Jewels & Aces Fab Jewelry for an amazing price!

I must post and share this with everyone. A good friend of mine started an amazing Jewelry brand called Jewels & Aces, not only does it have an fantastic collection of necklaces, bracelets and earrings, the price point is also quite reasonable. Her objective was simple: "be the premier destination for modern fashion jewelry by offering an extensive and constantly refreshed selection of designed fashion jewelry that's on trend and of good value."

Needless to say, I placed my order as soon as she launched her e-commerce site and I was not disappointed by the fast shipping, beautiful packing and how pretty the jewels are when I received them in the mail. 
Personalized note 

Beautifully packaged items

My eyecandy

One of my fav arm combos at the moment

With outfits

With outfits
Thanks for dropping by today, til the next time...

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm Review and Swatches

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What it is:
A luxurious, priming beauty balm that seemingly turns back the hands of time by visibly improving the look and feel of skin and creating an impeccable canvas for flawless makeup application. 
What it does:
  • Luxurious beauty balm glides onto skin and leaves a silky, powdery finish
  • High-definition formula helps reduce pore size and provides oil and blemish control
  • Contains innovative micro spheres, which have been shown to hide skin imperfections and reduce wrinkle depth by up to 84%
  • Features an exclusive complex, which helps reduce redness and skin irritation
  • Enriched with Tripeptide-37, bamboo and pea extracts, which help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Infused with natural, skin-protecting emollients which have been shown to increase anti-oxidant activity by up to 89.7%
  • Uses the smallest particle size of coated pigments for seamless, smooth coverage
  • Ideal for all skin types and skin tones
  • Oil-free, paraben-free and dermatologist tested

Swatch on hand in natural light
Product applied on right side of the face

Product applied all over with MAC studio finish concealer around the nose, under the eyes and around the mouth

Rest of makeup applied

Let's Score It  

Repurchase it? 

No, expensive and not worth the money

Color Selection?

One shade fits all


Easy 9/10


 Simple 7/10


Smoothing 7/10

Lasting power?

5+ hours 8/10



Where to buy?