Cosmetic Reviews

ETUDE HOUSE Enamel ting Gel Nails & Stay Up Foundation




Launching this month, the revolutionary new concept in DIY manicures allows you to have beautifully manicured nails in the comforts of your own home.

In true ETUDE HOUSE style, the collection also comes in 35 vibrant colors to mix, match and play with!

The Enamel ting Gel Nails Collection comes with the following products, sold individually:

  • Enamel ting Gel Nail Colors in 35 shades ($9.90 each)
  • Enamel ting LED Gel Lamp ($99.00)
  • Enamel ting Gel Nail Cleanser ($5.90)
  • Enamel ting Gel Nail Remover ($5.90)



Here’s what the model had on her nails in just under 10 minutes! So glossy and vibrant!

IMG_2195Majority of us beauty bloggers there were obsessed over the Salted Caramel Palette ^^ The orange-gold eye shadow colour is beautiful and brings out the warmth in our dark brown eyes!



Etude House also launched the Stay Up Foundation Series too :) I like how strong the pigmentation is despite the reasonable pricing. Affordable foundations like these usually come out looking really sheer and oily, but these are semi-matte and only requires a small dollop for the entire face. Impressive.



Ivory is still too light for my skin tone and I’d have gone for Beige if I were to purchase this for myself. Since these were included in the goodie bag, here’re some swatches for you to consider before purchasing. These make really good highlighters for the face too! I’m using Ivory whenever I’m out for photoshoots :) These photograph very well with minimal white cast seen on the face and stays up on my humid weather. Best applied with a beauty blender sponge, these highly pigmented foundation products will cover most imperfections for a flawless finish. I personally would advice a good moisturiser to go onto the skin before using such a product, so as to minimise the chances of any streaking due to dry patches of skin.

Etude House always has pretty cool products that are very affordable and pretty to display! I have been a member with them for quite some time and have always loved their cosmetics range. Swatch away at the store & I’m sure you’ll find something affordable and pretty to bring home with you :)

Stay beautiful! <3





Embroidered Brows & Permed Lashes at Browtisan by Coco!



I was back at Browtisan by Coco to do my brows and get my natural lashes permed. As a very busy working adult, I really don’t have the luxury of time to spend more than 10minutes on my an entire face in the mornings. As such, these beauty sessions were something that I’d always wanted to go for. Trust me, a good pair of brows and a set of permed fluttery lashes would save you so much trouble making up early in the morning.





Numbing cream on for 30 minutes. Excited to reshape my brows :) Eyebrow embroidery usually lasts 6 months or so, before touch ups are needed. I just wanted to have straighter brows as my natural set of brows are more arched. Coco was skilled enough to increase the height of my brows at the first third portion and straighten the arch at the second third portion. I trust her skills as I’ve had all my brows and lashes done by her and have been a satisfied happy girl after every session. Her schedule is pretty packed already, so do call Browtisan up for an appointment asap if you’re interested :)


Coco and myself. The brows will be a lot darker on the first day and will gradually fade. I don’t have any makeup on in this photo so you can see the real effect of having a set of groomed brows on a bare face. :) Well…yeah, that’s how I look like without makeup :)



A set of cling-wrap like plasters will be given, in addition to a vial of a gel to help heal the little incision wounds. It sounds scary but really, the slight tingle fades in just 24 hours. After that you won’t even feel a thing until you apply the wound repair gel. I love that gel, works amazingly well on my skin!

To watch close up video of my brows after the entire procedure, you may visit this link:





Changed my hair colour to a darker shade to match my brows ^^ Yup, those are my natural lashes after perming done at Browtisan! No mascara needed! I do have long lashes but they point straight down and are very resistant to curl whenever I use my eyelash curler. I no longer need to spend time curling my lashes and smearing my eyeliner all over my lids in the process of doing so! I love that I get to wake up to a set of brows that frames my face well. These brows are just as they are, with nothing filled in. The effect is very natural and soft, especially after Day 3.



These are my lashes and brows on Day 4 :) I absolutely love them! ^^ Visit Browtisan today to book your appointment with them! They’re the best beauty place to go to for lashes and brows. I’ve been to so many and paid hundreds, yet nothing comes close to theirs. :)

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REVIEW: Black Label Essence Foundation Series


Cyber Colors proudly launches Black Label Essence Foundation Series, researched and developed in Japan to give you flawless silky skin from within. Infused with precious ancient Chinese herbal extracts, Cyber Colors Black Label Essence Foundation Series is formulated with a blend of precious herbal essences to unveil the natural beauty of Asian women. Much more than a makeup, the Series also tackles uneven skin tone, dehydration, oily skin and other skin problems.

Its delicate and lightweight texture creates the most luxurious and perfect complexion, a skin glowing with charm and youth. With each application, your skin is regenerated to a new radiance with an even complexion that shines with youthful beauty.




RP: $69.90

Its rich and nourishing, though never sticky, texture effectively smoothes out fine lines, diminishes pores, pigmentation and all other imperfections. Delivers a continuous surge of essential hydration, regulates sebum for all-day comfort and coverage and helps skin appear firmer, more contoured and ageless.

Direction for Use: After applying Black Label Essence UV Moisture Base, apply evenly on face and neck by sponge or foundation brush.

Available in 3 shades:

01 Ivory
02 Natural
03 Beige


My Review:

This is my go-to everyday foundation as it’s an almost full coverage foundation that does”t feel cake on the skin and neither does it dry my skin out. I used to be very wary of cream foundations because they’d always break me out and slide off my face by the end of the day. This one by Cyber Colours is an outstanding product that delivers what it promises to do – high coverage, provides skincare benefits and regulates sebum production. I only need to do one touch up every 6-8 hours and I rarely need to use any concealer except for the area underneath my eyes. A must-buy if you’re interested in trying something from this range!





Ginseng Extract

Contains ginseng saponin, polysaccharides and vitamins, rich in nutrients to promote skin cell renewal, boost skin regeneration, strengthen skin structure and maintain skin elasticity.

Cordyceps Extract

Provides antioxidant functions; helps slow down cell aging, brightens up dull complexion and keeps skin young and healthy.

Reishi Extract

Effectively enhances micro-circulation, hydrates and smoothens skin.

Angelic Extract

Works at a deep dermal level to promote blood circulation and enhances metabolism, leaving skin soft and tender.




RP: $55.90

Formulated with Pore Gradation Powder, this moisturizing and lightweight liquid foundation blends into the skin with perfect evenness for the look and feel of bare skin. Herbal essence infuses skin with nutrients and moisture, leaving it smooth, soft and conditioned. Prevents melanin production and pigmentation.

Direction for Use: After applying Black Label Essence UV Moisture Base, apply evenly on face and neck by sponge or foundation brush.

Available in 3 shades:

01 Ivory
02 Natural
03 Beige

My Review:

The liquid foundation has a very smooth consistency to it that gives light to medium coverage, which are great for days when I just don’t want to wear a whole lot of makeup. It’s slightly more yellow toned than the cream foundation and doesn’t hold up as well as the cream foundation. I don’t find myself reaching for this one on weekdays as I need a foundation that is long wearing and high coverage to help save me some time during the morning rush. However, if I were in a very cold climate and in need for a semi dewy foundation with medium coverage, this liquid foundation will definitely be one of my top choices :)




RP: $49.90

Silky smooth, extremely fine and comfortable. Its soft-focus and skin-perfecting formula diffuses light and gives skin a flawless finish. Complexion glows with natural radiance, appears fresh and luminous all day long.

Direction for Use: After applying Black Label Essence UV Liquid Foundation or Cream Foundation, use a makeup puff or brush to apply the powder lightly onto face for long-lasting makeup.

Available in 2 shades:

01 Lucent
02 Natural


My Review:

I was surprised that this loose powder actually looks and feels more matte that if the pressed powder version were to be dusted on my face! The powder is very finely milled and feels silky soft on the skin. Doesn’t settle into fine lines but does dry out the skin a little if you cake on too much, as per any kind of loose powder with a tiny bit of coverage. I like to use this on my T-zone to prolong the wear of my makeup :)



This is how my skin looks like after using the liquid foundation and loose powder :) No concealer used except for my underage areas. I totally need more sleep to get rid of those dark eye circles :D




RP: $55.90

A skin-loving textured compact combines Complex Powder and Moisturizing Powder that builds up a moisturizing film on your skin and controls excess sebum. Micro Powder reflects light and brings radiance to dull, uneven-toned and lifeless skin. Dark eye circles, wrinkles and pores are diminished.

Direction for use: For touch-up, gently dab sponge onto face to remove excess sebum, then apply the foundation by sponge onto skin, pressing lightly.

Available in 3 shades:

01 Ivory
02 Natural
03 Beige

My Review:

This is my favourite powder to use for touch ups! It’s very similar to what Laura Mercier has, except with higher coverage. It can still get cakey if you pile layers and layers on, but with a large powder brush and a light dusting, this product makes the skin look velvety smooth. The compact comes with a handy separation flap to place the powder sponge and overall, the entire packaging feels sturdy to the touch.





REVIEW: Eyelash Extensions done At Browtisan by Coco!



I dropped by Browtisan by Coco to get my eyelash extensions done last week! It’s located at Delfi Orchard, right along where Shaw is along Orchard Road :) Very accessible and convenient for working adults! :) You may check out their Facebook page here :)



These are my lashes before the lash extensions~ I do have long lashes but as with many asian girls alike, I have the same issues with my lashes – lack of volume and fullness of the lashes. So, I opted for 300-320 lashes for the extensions, which would give me a pair of fluttery full lashes that increase in length from the inner corners of the lash line to the outer corners.





They look natural right? :) These are my lashes after 8 days. I’m not the most meticulous person when it comes to eyelash extension after care, so having a very experienced beauty technician was necessary. I was attended to by Coco, the owner of Browtisan, herself and I’ve never loved the look of my lashes more! It’s soft to the touch yet doesn’t fall off as rapidly as with other eyelash extensions that I’ve tried before. The glue didn’t make my eyes itch or red at all! Coco uses a special pair of surgeon eyewear to magnify her span of vision of her clients’ lashes. I’ve never had anyone use such  tool while doing eyelash extension for me, and was glad that she did, because the results at the end were outstanding. My natural lashes were curled first prior to the lash attachment process and it certainly made a difference to the curl and overall neatness of the lash extensions. Browtisan is my favourite eyelash extension salon EVER. I’m planning on going back consistently for their services since having these really natural yet enhancing eyelashes on made my dressing up time in the morning a whole lot shorter. A big plus for the busy ladies out there!



I don’t have any eye makeup in this photo :) I love how the lash extensions create an illusion of an eyeliner across the upper waterline. Makeup always takes less than 5 mins each day and I wake up feeling more put together than just my usual self. Their prices are reasonable for the quality of service and lash extensions that you’ll be getting :)

Call them up for an appointment today! They’re always almost fully booked!



REVIEW: Laneige Jet Curling Mascara & Gel Liquid Liner in Black, Brown



I achieved this look using all 3 products shown below :) My lashes stayed perfectly curled the ENTIRE day and just a little flaking happened when I had accidentally rubbed my eyes. This mascara requires an oil based makeup remover for thorough removal and is so too, for the gel liquid liner.

IMG_1123My own lashes look like falsies, don’t they?:) This is after just 2 coats of mascara! I’m very impressed. It’s my go-to mascara for everyday makeup!



The spikes at the tip of the rubber brush is excellent, for it not only separates the tiniest lashes but also adds instant volume when added on top of the first even coat of mascara across the lashes. The formula is impressive too, not too wet but not to crunchy dry either. Just perfect lashes all day. THUMBS UP!





I wished that the brush tip of this gel liquid liner was thinner as I personally enjoy much thinner brush tips for eye lining. However, for beautiful people out there who can rock that gorgeous flicked eyeliner look, this eyeliner is definitely a dupe of the Urban Decay’s Liquid Eyeliners in terms of intensity and lasting power. However, It doesn’t dry as fast as many other gel liquid liners out there, so do give it some time to set if you do embark upon the dramatic eye lining eye makeup with this product. While the drawback is its dry down time, its lasting power on the lids is amazing! Very smudge resistant and intense in colour payoff once it’s fully dried!

Definitely check the Laneige Jet Curling mascara out if you’re up for some long lasting dramatic lashes :)