Monday, November 23, 2015 Pairing your OOTDs with a Watch

Just recently, I was having a discussion with a friend of mine about watches and how people don't wear one as much these days because our phones can tell time.

Then she reminded me that regardless of how phones tell the time, it's much easier and faster to read time off the wrist... that and how watches are more than the teller of time, they are an individual's statement piece.

So without further ado, here's 4 themes for everyone to consider with Michael Kors' watch collection:


Complete your black, grey and white outfit with a hint of classic gold on your wrist for a timeless twist. And don't be afraid of wearing a masculine/feminine style, whatever floats your boat really.
It's a statement piece, make it a statement.

1. Darci MK3322 Watch
2.Runway MK5191 Watch
3. Runway MK5145 Watch 


Are you of a cool skin tone? Yes? Then, silver is for you!
If you belong to the warm side, get a silver watch with a darker faceplate to help balance things up!

1. Kinley Pave MK5996 Watch
2. Skylar MK5988 Watch
3. Skylar MK5866 Watch


Warm skin tone, peeps! Gold is for you, wear it alone for some class or match it a range of accessories. You can't go wrong with something as classic as gold.

1. Slim Runway MK3275 Watch
2. Petite Dar MK3295 Watch
3. Slim Runwa MK4285 Watch


Another classic that will suit everyone's skin tone.
Play around with the colour of the leather band to switch things up.
Go dark for a stronger, more masculine style or lighter for a delicate, more feminine feel.

1. Slim Runway MK2284 Watch
2. Gage MK8362 Watch
3. Slim Runway MK2256 Watch

Ultimately, while a watch can be a statement piece, remember that you're the wearer of it.
Own it and own the look.

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

The Sample Store: Faith in Face Assorted Mask [Sponsored Review]

Hi everyone,
I'm sorry if I haven't been writing as much.
It's the festive season, and that means it's the peak period for me at work (= less sleep)...
which is why these days, I'm looking for products that can help me look less zombie-like.

I've been giving a range of masks from Faith In Face a test and it's been an interesting experience!

What is Faith In Face?

Faith in Face launched in 2012 by a multi-national team of young cosmetic experts from Korea, Britain and Canada after 3 years of research and development, and is now the Number 1 Hydrogel Mask Brand in Korea. 

What makes Faith In Face Masks different from other masks?

Faith in Face uses only organic and naturally derived extracts, such as vegetable collagen, essential oils, Vitamin E, and Hyaluronic Acid in their products. Specially formulated to be gentle on the skin while reducing the chances of allergic reactions, Faith In Face products are free of parabens and mineral oils, on top of being animal-friendly (no animal testing done).

Unlike regular microfiber and cotton sheet masks, Faith in Face’s hydrogel masks contain a high percentage of water soluble ingredients to deliver maximal hydration and superior skin rejuvenation. With a gentle formula that is suitable for sensitive skin, the hydrogel masks are also able to cool the skin, thanks to beta-glucans which rejuvenate stressed out skin.

Which masks did I test out?

Nourish Me

Nourish Me's special formulation of Ceramide 3 with Broccoli Extract and Olive Oil provides the ultimate nourishment for your skin. Ceramide 3 plays an important role in generating a protective layer for your skin and is one of the most important lipid composition of stratum corneum. Broccoli Extract contains Vitamins C, E & beta carotene which promotes maintenance of healthy skin and prevents UV damage while Olive Oil moisturizes and strengthens your skin. 

After Shower

Love the feeling of your fresh, moist and glowing skin right after a shower? AFTER SHOWER LOOK is here to give you that! A soothing and moisturizing mask, it contains the natural moisturizing ingredient, Sodium PCA that helps supply moisture to your skin. It also contains Hyaluronic Acid which has intense hydration and moisture retention capabilities. Lastly, Camelia Oil is present to lock the moisture into your skin and helps to soothe your skin.

Black & White

Want to achieve Audrey Hepburn’s beautifully flawless and luminous skin? You can also be your own film star with BLACK AND WHITE FILM STAR hydrogel mask! BLACK AND WHITE FLIM Star is a brightening mask that contains Arbutin and Niacinamide, a water soluble vitamin that has anti-ageing effects that improves and lightens your skin tone. It also contains Citrus Unshiu Pericarp extract that has excellent anti-oxidant effects and Green Tea extract which contains Vitamin C, Tocopherols and Polypenols that brighthen your skin!

How to use?

After cleansing, carefully remove the thinner protective film from both the top and bottom masks to expose the smooth surface, and apply the smooth side of the masks to your face. To ensure that I placed the right side (smooth surface) onto my skin, I press my fingernail into one side. If it creates a 'cut', it's the right side.

After 30 minutes, remove the mask and discard. Gently pat your face with fingertips to help the skin absorb the remaining essence.

Note: The mask has a smooth surface and textured surface. Applying the textured side on the face is the wrong side of the mask, and it may cause discomfort. If so, just peel the mask off and switch over to the smooth side.


Texture: Like jelly with a mesh cloth holding it together, highly saturated with essence. All 3 masks have the same texture.

Scent: Nourish Me smells sweet, where as Black & White and After Shower has the same smell as usual sheet mask... I don't really know how to explain this scent... and that's all I can smell with my flu. Sorry!

Benefits of Nourish Me:
Prevent moisture loss
Store the health of skin
Prevents UV damages
Moisturize and strengthen skin

Benefits of After Shower:
Soothing and moisturizing
Provides intense hydration and helps retain moisture

Benefits of After Shower:
Has anti-aging effects
Helps to improve and lighten skin tone
Contains antioxidants


After Shower Ingredient List

Cost: $14.50 for a box of 3 masks

Product Rating: 8/10

I've got to say that I'm loving the texture of this mask, it comes in 2 pieces that helps to make it proportionately suitable for most face shape! Unlike facial sheet masks, there is no dripping of essence despite how saturated it is and it grabs onto my skin tightly (even better than a sheet one does).

My skin felt completely hydrated and smooth after use, but I didn't quite like how sticky the essence feels on my skin after, so I washed it off and completed my skincare routine with a moisturizer.

Besides the obvious hydrating boost, the only mask that left me impressed was the Black & White Film Star mask. I saw a slight brightening/lightening effect after 1 use the morning after, but I can't determine if it was entirely because of the mask or simply because I was getting my 8 hour rest...

Lastly, the other thing that left me wondering is the ingredients, it claims that it uses organic ingredients but it is not certified. I guess you can take it with a pinch of salt because certification is costly and I rather know that the cost of the mask is kept affordable without a certification than it being costly for that stamp of approval.

From left to right, after usage: After Shower, Nourish Me, Black & White Film Star
Where to get these masks?

Faith in Face Mask are available exclusively at Wastons!

There are a total of 5 types, with  'Miss Invisible Pore Hydrogel Mask' and 'Hold Me Tight' not reviewed in this post.

For more information, feel free to head over to Faith in Face Facebook Page here!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

What's New: Estée Lauder New Little Black Liner, Limited Edition Double Wear Makeup To Go Liquid Compact & Pure Colour Envy Matte Lipsticks [Sponsored Review]

New Little Black Liner

Introducing the NEW Little Black Liner that allows you to create
three different eye looks with one tool - ultra-fine, thin or thick. A unique, dual-
ended, waterproof eyeliner that allows you to create the perfect line, whatever your mood may be –
natural, sophisticated or bold.
One product, three ways to use, three looks.

To Use:

Gently shake the pen and choose the applicator based on the line thickness desired. 
For a simple, natural look use the pointed applicator end to draw an ultra-fine, precise line.
For a classic, sophisticated look, use the thinner side of the paddle applicator to create a thin line. 
To go bold and daring, turn the paddle 90 degrees to the flat side draw a thick, dramatic line.

Colour: Black, very pigmented. 

• 12 hour wear
• Waterproof
• Non-smudging
• Non-flaking
• Color true
• Ophthalmologist tested

Cost: SG$50

Product Rating: 7/10
A very interesting liner with 2 different tips with one end, the usual pointed tip; and the other end resembling a paddle. Both tips are firm and a ball bearing inside the liner helps to distribute the product. Personally, I find that a firm liner tip makes it easier to draw a clean neat line so that is a plus.

I also like how pigmented this liner is and it doesn't flake throughout the day, but I find that it doesn't last long and it does smudge very easily (Hello, panda eyes). As for its waterproof claim, it doesn't budge under running water but with a little rub and everything is gone.

Limited Edition Double Wear Makeup To Go Liquid Compact

To commemorate the launch of the NEW Double Wear Makeup To Go Liquid Compact, Estée Lauder collaborated Singapore's fashion illustrator Grace Ciao, to illustrate on 50 of this compact!

Grace Ciao whose works have graced the international stage of renowned fashion brands and Saks Fifth Avenue, was inspired by the idea of painting fashion on a canvas. She has created three whimsical Compact illustrations - Classy Chic, Hollywood Glamour and Modern Romantic to adorn the NEW Double Wear Makeup To Go Liquid Compact.

There are 50 hand-illustrated pieces available for pre-orders from 15 til while stock lasts. For more information, please check out Estée Lauder Singapore Facebook.

To Use:
Press once for a light touch, twice for more coverage.
Use sponge provided and always work from the center of the face outwards. 
For best use, apply to clean skin, over skincare.
Wipe off any excess from the compact surface after application. Close tightly.


Texture: Slightly creamy, moisturizing and it leaves a slight glow.

Coverage: Light, works best to even out skin tone only.

  • 8-hour wear;
  • Contains ingredients that infuse and lock-in replenishing all day moisture while helping to improve the skin's hydration over time;
  • Helps to minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles, even skin tone to create the perfect canvas for effortless makeup application;
  • Contains ingredients that capture and reflect light to provide the skin with instant radiance and luminosity;
  • Comes in a portable, spill-proof compact.
Cost: SG$68

Product Rating: 7/10
From Bottom Left, to Top and Bottom Right: Modern Romantic, Hollywood Glamour & Classy Chic
How pretty are the illustration!!! Modern Romantic is my favourite, which is why it's mine! Muhahaha~ But illustration aside, let's talk about the foundation. When it comes to foundation, I based it on 3 factors: its coverage, how it feels like on my skin, and how long does it last.

So let's talk about coverage, honestly, I find that it isn't very heavy. I used the recommend number of clicks; 1 for a light touch and 2 for more coverage. I find that with 1 click, it is only good at correcting my skin tone and add a little glow to my complexion, whereas 2 clicks leave my face looking too glowy (= oily-looking) and I couldn't hide my scars or dark circles.

That being said, I also find that because of its hydrating properties, it's not quite apt for our local climate. A click worth of foundation feels alright on the skin for only 1-2 hours, then after, it feels like I have a rich moisturizer on my skin and most of the makeup melts away.

I was so disheartened when I was reviewing this product, I really wanted to love it... but with my skin type, it was not meant to be.

Pure Colour Envy Matte Lipsticks

A new lipstick collection created in collaboration with Estée Lauder spokesmodel, Joan Smalls, who hand-picked the shades and finish. From rich purples to fiery orange hues this curated collection of 7 matte lipsticks is highly pigmented while being lightweight and matte.


Texture: Non-drying, leaves lips nicely hydrated.

Colour: Highly pigmented, super rich.


  • Highly pigmented
  • Formulated with Advance True Vision Technology which combines multifaceted pigments and refined mattifying powders that gives this collection its intense mattified colour
  • Comes in the iconic packaging inspired by modern architecture, with an innovative magnetic closure
Cost: SG$46

Product Rating: 10/10

Top Left: Shade of Stronger
Bottom Left: Shade of Commanding

I totally love this range of lipsticks! It's no secret that I'm a lipstick addict and I love bold red/purplish shades. So when I was given the choice to choose, I got myself the shades of Stronger and Commanding.. but I've got to say that I've a huge huge crush on the latter shade. I love that the lipsticks are so pigmented that I get a uniformed layer of colour in just one swipe, and the colour can be built upon with no streaks.

Besides the shades, I cannot stop raving about how it feels on my lips. It's quite common for matte lipsticks to be drying for the lips but these babies are totally divine! It's matte but there has been no compromises on how hydrating it feels on my lips.

Where to get them:
All Estée Lauder counters including ION Orchard Boutique from August 2015

Limited Edition Double Wear Makeup To Go Liquid Compact can only be ordered via a pre-order on Estée Lauder facebook, while stock last!

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