Khol Eyeliners–A Beautiful Mess

I guess most people will try to refrain from khol eyeliners even though the intense effects it could bring. Plainly because they are not waterproof nor smudge proof. However, I tried them and I love it because it creates this messy line that I find refreshing. There no need to really blend it well. A time for a change. Messy is in. Harsh lines can be hip.

Tip: Set the area around your eyes with sufficient powder or eyeshadow to prevent oily lids. Touch up by blotting the oil accumulated and top up with eyeshadow.

Love,
JERA
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Best Eyeliner of 2012: CLIO

First spotted the CLIO eyeliners at Junction 10 Watsons, & was raving to my boyfriend how waterproof they were after I tried a few colors on my hand & couldn’t rub them off. I couldn’t stop thinking about them & was so tempted to buy 1 – but after looking everywhere at all the convenient Watsons I passed by, it was either they didn’t carry the brand or there weren’t any stocks left 😦

So it was after 3 months that I finally returned to the same Watsons at Junction 10 where I first saw the products… & swiftly bought 4 shades πŸ˜€ I had wanted the blue because it was a different blue from the other blue liners I had, then I was attracted by how shiny the silver was, & then I saw the black… & then the purple! I could only stop myself from buying the brown 😦

I have to say these are my current favourite brand of eyeliners – not only do each liner come with a sharpener (at the bottom of the liner) for easy access, the colours are rich & they are super waterproof – which means they didn’t smudge at all. But because I have oily eyelids, the bottom lines started to smudge after half a day. Still, they have the best staying power of all the liners I own πŸ˜›

Love the look I did based on the packaging look πŸ˜€ I’m SO SOLD!

Love,
SAB
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MY JUN’12 BEAUTY BUYS

ζˆ‘ηš„ June’s Beauty Indulgences : SK II (P&G), L’Oreal & Garnier (Ocean@Chinatown), Leopard Print Eyebrow Pencils (John Little). See… I buy from everyone – the Principal, the Parallel Importer & the Retailer! β†–(^Ο‰^)β†— ε€šε€šζ”―ζŒοΌ

Love,
SAB
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BANDI NAIL LAUNCH

Attended the launch of Bandi in Singapore at Park Hotel Clarke Quay today, hosted by the team from Evance. Claiming to be the No. 1 Professional Nail Care Brand in Korea, the name ‘Bandi’ originates from the word ‘Bandibul’, which actually means FIREFLIES in Korean. Like fireflies, the brand aspires to be “an environmentally friendly brand that captures the beautiful colours of nature” and through its product quality and designs, “stays true to its values to produce nail products that are not hazardous to human or ecology”.

The Korean team flew in specially to present the brand and its comprehensive range of nail products, ranging from their COLORS line (normal nail lacquer) to their GELIQUE line (soft gel like Gelish) to NAILCURE (nailcare), and more. We also got to watch about 3 live demonstrations of nail art with GELIQUE and their nail stickers.

Don’t you just love getting goodie bags? πŸ˜€ Having watched the presentations and all, I have a sudden inspiration to return to my DIY nail days where I get creative with nail stickers. Unfortunately, I have become a tad lazy these days and resort to either manicures or full nail stickers πŸ˜› But I’m definitely looking forward to buying their nail stickers when they launch officially in June… Apparently, they come up with trendy seasonal stickers 4 times a year in conjunction with their nail colours πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

One interesting point that came up during the launch was when the Korean team questioned what are the favourite colours of local women and the answers were RED, PINK and any “natural” colours. Well, I guess the majority of Singaporean women are not that adventurous enough to try fashion colours because they don’t know how to. Fortunately, I’m not one of them – I love to try colours and I am crazy about animal prints. I know of girlfriends who love pastel colours (that is the IN thing for Korea now), and those who love neon colours so I’m always encouraging people around me to open up and embrace their inner self… The world needs less criticism & more encouragement!

It’s really amazing to know how many colours the brand owns and I’m hoping their entry into the market will make a big difference in nail ethics, especially when there are so many nail salons out there who don’t exactly think of your nails’ health when they are making $$$ out of you… Bandi seems to be a brand who truly cares so we shall see!

p/s. Not sure of the pricing or where they are available yet in Singapore~

Love,
SAB
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STILA ONE STEP PRIMER

I was out “window-shopping” with my girlfriends when we spotted this new STILA Primer at Sephora:

It promises to “swirl your way to perfect skin in one step”! A sucker in trying makeup & skincare, I was instantly attracted to the colourful swirls I saw πŸ˜€ Yes, I bought it & this is how one pump of the primer looks like when I first tried it:

Some people may find this a little gross, but it reminds me of the Paddle Pop ice-cream I used to love when I was a child πŸ˜‰ I also like the idea of combining the different colour primers because we all have colour imperfections on our face & sometimes, you wonder HOW? I want to correct this, I want to correct that… so in the end, I always end up getting a neutral or anti-matifying primer. So what the 3 colours do is that green minimizes redness, lavender counteract sallow undertones, and the peach brighten, illuminates and helps diminish the appearance of sun spots!

Do try it if you find it as fascinating as me, but do let your expectations at a minimal because you can’t expect your face to look flawless with just a primer πŸ˜› They are just the 1st step to achieving a flawless look ~

Love,
SAB
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