[Beauty] K-Palette 1-Day Tattoo K-Palette 24h 1-Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyeliner Micro (0.05mm)

Eyeliners have become part of the daily essential make-up routine for many girls, including myself. Whether you are going for the ‘minimalistic look’ or donning the ‘drama-mama look’, lining your eyes can be very important as it helps to define and enhance your eyes.

They say your eyes are the windows to your soul, that is why I hardly leave home without applying eyeliner, even when I’m going for the au naturale look. Guess you would pretty much catch me without lining my eyes only when I’m exercising.

Besides using Bourjois eyeliner, my other holy grail eyeliner has got to be K-Palette’s 1-Day Tattoo eyeliners.

K-Palette has very generously offered me the opportunity to try out their 1-Day Makeup series which I would be reviewing 1 of the products today.

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K-Palette 24h 1-Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyeliner Micro (0.05mm)

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When I first saw this eyeliner, I was overjoyed because finally, I can perfect my cat-eyed look, or also known ask winged eyeliner because it has very very thin and narrow tip of only 0.05mm! I have written an article on ‘How to get that perfect flick of a cat’s eye’ which I’m sure many of you girls would find it interesting and useful, especially if you are a beginner.

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Look at how thin the line is drawn with just one stroke!

A mandatory before-after comparison :

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On days when I’m feeling lazy or need not put on mascara or fake eyelashes, a stroke of eyeliner is all I need. With that, I am still able to look pretty decent. 🙂

K-Palette 24h 1-Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyeliner Micro 

  • Instant-dry formula to prevent smudging
  • Narrow tip to perfect that cat-eye look
  • Long-lasting that does not require touching up the entire day
  • Improved waterproof formula which is resistant not only to water but to perspiration and sebum as well – good for those with oily eyelids
  • Easily removed using warm water instead of make up remover which helps to avoid straining the delicate skin around your eyes
  • 3 types of beauty essence added in the improved formula – Hyaluronic Acid, Swertia Japonica Essence and Water Soluable Collagen which helps to moisturise the skin around the eyes and also promote lash growth

My review :

  • I still use my Biore Cleansing Oil Cotton Facial Sheets to remove the eyeliner since I use it to remove my whole makeup too. No problem faced while removing the eyeliner
  • It does last me throughout the day without having the need to touch up
  • It is definitely more useful in drawing winged eyeliners than other eyeliners with thicker tips
  • Perfect for days when I prefer to go for a more natural look without thick eyeliner or dramatic look, for example, on working days

Overall rating :

5 stars

K-Palette 24h 1-Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyeliner Micro is available at Watsons and BHG stores, retailing at $21.90.

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[Beauty Tools Part 2] Enjoy a relaxing facial spa at your cosy home using the Panasonic nano steamer EH-SA31!

If you are like me, who do not like to sign up facial packages with beauty salons or love having a little spa of your own at your own cosy house, then you should continue to read why this beauty tool, Panasonic nano steamer EH-SA31 works best for you!

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My skin condition has deteriorated ever since I have started working as I am always in an air-conditioned room for several hours. Furthermore, being a coffee-addict does not help either as caffeine dehydrates your skin 😦

These 2 factors have aggravated my skin condition, causing it to be dry most of the time.

What is so special about this nano facial steamer?

Similar to the workings of the Panasonic EH-HS95-K Nanocare Straightener which I mentioned here, this nano facial steamer contains nano water particles which are able to reach even the deepest layer of keratin to achieve deep moisture retention and effectively stimulates growth of collagen & increase quantity of collagen!

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With the consistent usage of this nano facial steamer, you would be able to achieve :

– More well-hydrated skin as it helps to effectively moisturize the dry skin

– Less production of oil sebum which means less oily skin

– Strengthened skin resistance and suppleness

– More tender and smoother skin as it refines your pores

You will just have to fill this container which is located at the back of the steamer to your own water level preference.

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After that, switch on the power and start relaxing in your own heavenly spa!

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Prior to using the steamer, I have exfoliated my face using the St Ives Brightening Scrub to scrub all dirt and to open up the pores.

After which, I then proceeded to steam my face with the nano steamer since the nano water particles can enter even the deepest layer if your skin. Thus, by exfoliating first, the pores are opened and this allows an easier entry of the nano water particles to penetrate into the skin layers, achieving maximum hydration.

Facial steamers also come in handy if you are intending to mask after that as it open up the pores as well, allowing a better absorption of the rich essence from the mask.

As for me, because I noticed that there are several annoying blackheads which popped up on my nose recently, I decided to banish them using Leaders Insolution Blackhead Clinic Sheet + Pore Tightening Serum. Yes, it is a 2-step treatment.

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Ensure that your nose and cheeks areas are damp so that the pore sheet will be able to stick on well and the nano facial steamer does that work for you as it leaves your face damp after math!

And the results?

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Don’t we girls just love to see how many black and whiteheads have been pulled off? Muahaha!

After which, you would have to apply a thin layer of the pore tightening serum.

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A before-after comparison :

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The nose after removing the blackheads really does have obvious positive results! The pores on the nose as well as on the cheeks have also shrunk. 🙂

So you can see that the Panasonic nano steamer EH-SA31 not only helps to hydrate your skin effectively, helping it to revitalise but is also a useful preliminary step apart from exfoliating your skin before masking!

Now you can banish those black and white heads even more effectively using the Panasonic nano steamer EH-SA31

Say HELLOOOOO to flawless skin! 🙂

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[Beauty Tools Part 1] Beauty Tools to Achieve Fluttery Eyelashes!

After you have watched my video tutorial on how to style your hair using the the Panasonic EH-HS95-K Nanocare Straightener,  are you wondering what other beauty tools that I cannot live without?

Well, here is the list of beauty tools that I use to pamper and beautify myself : )

1. Eyelash curler

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It is every girl’s dream to have fluttery eyelashes that mesmerise, including me. I am currently using the Brigitte Eyelash Curler which I use for both my real natural eyelashes as well as for fake eyelashes.

I have also made a comparison between Panasonic Heated Eyelash Curler EH-SE60 below for you to better understand the differences between a normal eyelash curler and a heated one.

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2. Electric eyelash curler

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Front packaging of the box
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A comprehensive step-by-step tutorial which is easy to follow is provided at the back of the packaging box
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Comes with the eyelash curler and cleaning brush
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A battery-operated heated eyelash curler

Now, I am sure many of you are curious as to the differences between a heated eyelash curler and a normal eyelash curler, am I right? Well, I was equally curious too so I experimented on my eyelashes which would provide the most accurate illustration.

Do take note that this heated curler may also be used on fake eyelashes!

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Both seem to do a pretty decent job in curling the lashes. However, I must first disclaim that my eyelash on my left (which is the one that the heated eyelash curler was used) is shorter and more sparse than those on my right. Don’t ask me why, I have no idea too.

Next, what are curled eyelashes without the help of mascara? As with most Asians, we are not blessed with thick and long eyelashes compared to other races, but fret not! Mascara is the key!

I am using the L’Oreal – False Lash Architect 4D Fibre Effect Mascara which is my current favourite now and I consider it to be my Holy Grail 🙂

And because like I have said, I have short and sparse eyelashes, I have been trying to achieve longer and thicker eyelashes with the help of DHC Eyelash Tonic.

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I must say that it really does help growing my eyelashes out 🙂

It is also recommended to be applied before applying mascara so that you still can to nourish your eyelashes even while wearing mascara on and I like to think of it like a ‘primer’ before make-up kind of thing.

However, this is where the problem steps in. 😦

You can see that after curling my eyelashes and applying a layer of DHC Eyelash Tonic, it weighs the eyelashes down, causing it not to be as curled up as before.

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If you are thinking that this isn’t a big issue because you can just curl it again, then you are wrong!

You should never curl your eyelashes after applying eyelash tonic or mascara. This is because after applying these chemicals onto your eyelashes, they become more vulnerable and even more brittle. Hence, if you were to apply pressure on them, they would break and drop easily. Certainly not what I desire for.

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However, compared to the other eye which I used the heated eyelash curler, after applying the eyelash tonic, I could still curl the eyelashes up without apply much pressure on them.

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And this is how it looks like after applying mascara.

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A full comparison of both eyelashes :

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So which would you choose?

I reckon the answer is quite obvious 😉

3. Fake eyelash + glue

Putting on mascara can be a hassle especially if your mascara results in clumping and removing them is such a hassle!

But fret not, because fake eyelashes are here to rescue!

Many girls rely heavily on them to create fluttery eyelashes. As for me, I prefer more ‘natural’ looking ones such as the one below.

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I have been using this brand for several years and they only cost $4.90 for 6 pairs!!! I do re-use them and you can actually do so if you do not destroy the lash bone structure. Also, the hairs do not drop easily compared to other brands.

Before wearing them on, you will have to snip off the ends of the eyelashes.

The trick is to leave the shorter eyelash hair for the inner corner of your eye and the longest ones at the outer corner. If you leave the longest side for your inner eye, you would look plain weird.

Why? Just think about it.

Our own natural eyelashes grow this way as well if you’d noticed. 🙂

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I have done up a video tutorial to show you girls how to put on fake eyelashes fast!

Now you can turn every guy’s head with just a flutter of your beautiful eyelashes! 😛

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[Tutorial] How to style your hair with Panasonic EH-HS95-K Nanocare Straightener

Are you the sort who desires different hairstyles for the different outlook of the day like me? And is it too much hassle to head down to the hair salon every time you fancy a different hair style?

Or perhaps the money spent on salon services could be money well-spent else where?

Then you are in luck because in this blog post, I will be providing a video tutorial (which is way easier than just pictures alone) on how to style your hair using the Panasonic EH-HS95-K Nanocare Straightener!

In my previous blog post, I have touched upon how this Panasonic EH-HS95-K Nanocare Straightener is Panasonic’slatest hair beauty tool which does not dry out your hair while styling!

I had fun practising with the Panasonic EH-HS95-K Nanocare Straightener, going from this :

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To this :

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Check out my video tutorial below on how to style your hair using the Panasonic EH-HS95-K Nanocare Straightener!

Here are some beauty tips to bear in mind :

  1. Ensure that your hair is dry, please do not style if your hair is wet
  2. Comb your hair before styling
  3. Separate your hair into portions, especially if you hair is very thick
  4. Heat protective spray is a must before using any styling tool
  5. Start curling by grabbing the middle portion of your hair bundle, leaving sufficient space to twirl twice without burning yourself, especially near your ears area
  6. Ensure your hair bundle is taut so that they will not fall out of the ceramic plates when coiling
  7. Check to see if all hair is curled properly
  8. Use a hair setting spray/apply hair pump to set your curls

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[Beauty Review] Biore UV Bright Face Milk [PINK] Sunblock SPF50PA++

I must admit that I was one of those lazy ones who couldn’t care less about applying sunblock and its importance. I have had freckles on my face for the longest time ever known, like since young? It could be because I used to be quite sporty back in my teens (yeah I know, it was that long!) and I was frequently under the sun. I used to be quite tanned to be honest.

By now, I hope you girls know the importance of applying sunblock before heading outdoors, if not you should really google all about it!

Anyhoo, I guess the freckles stuck by me for the longest time (sounds so wrong?) and till date, I still have them. Speaking of which, I hope I’ll be able to laser them off soon or something but honestly speaking, lasering my face is so much scarier than lasering off my birthmarks on my body?

It was only until recently I decided to be more diligent and apply sunblock lotion before applying my foundation. I’m using Chanel compact foundation powder by the way that includes an SPF of 20. I was using Sunplay SKIN Aqua UV Moisture Milk SPF50 PA+++ and DrX’s Non-tinted Sunscreen SPF 30+ (5A) 60ml.

Recently, I ordered this Biore sunblock from Qoo10 and I’ve been loving it ever since! Never regretted.

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With the constant lack of sleep, my skin loses its radiance easily and the lack of luster inevitably results in dull skin. That was the reason why I choose ‘bright skin’ instead of the rest.

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Now, on to my face.

These pictures are totally unedited, except to sharpen its resolution (because my iphone camera sucks).

Sigh, just take a look at all my ugly freckles and huge pores… 😥

 

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After application of foundation powder :

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Now, for the pros and cons.

Pros :

  • It does brighten up your skin instantly after application
  • It has quick-absorbent properties
  • Non-sticky

Cons :

  • Dries up pretty fast so you will have to apply quickly all over your face 
  • The price difference between retail and the Qoo10 shop which I got this sunblock from is like what, a few bucks? I only realised it when I happen to chance upon it at SaSa which is selling at $15+. Not sure about other retail shops though.
  • Too small a bottle, wish it came in bigger size like its blue version (Sunplay SKIN Aqua UV Moisture Milk SPF50 PA+++)

Overall rating :

4 stars

[Beauty Review] Love Alpha Fibre Mascara

I have been wearing falsies/fake eyelashes for quite some time now, approx for 6 years? Haha! And I’ve been wanting to stop wearing them for a more natural look but because my natural eyelashes are extremely short, I have been trying to grow them out wish eyelash serum and tonic. Results can  be said to be effective but nothing fantastic. More on that later.

While I was “window-shopping” on Qoo10, I chanced upon this highly raved mascara – Love Alpha Fibre MascaraJust so you know that this isn’t a paid advertorial or sponsorship. I paid $11.90 +$1.50 normal postage fee for it which amounts to $13.40.

A few bucks more expensive than its promo price.


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The packaging is indeed pretty and although there are other mascaras which comes in such packaging, this is my first time seeing this!

This is how it looks when applied :

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Now, for the reviews…

Pros :

  1. It really does lengthen and volumise your lashes
  2. Easy to apply with minimal steps
  3. Pretty packaging

Cons :

  1. I really loathe how it clumps, clumps and keeps on clumping! I’ve tried twice and 4 times altogether (because you have a pair of eyes?) but it still clumps….
  2. The correct method is to apply the fiber at mid-length and ends of the lashes but…it still clumps!
  3. 2-way method is definitely more troublesome than those mascaras which already have fibre in them – am now trying another mascara from Loreal, will blog about it soon 🙂
  4. Seller claims its authentic but I can guarantee and her attitude and customer service is not fantastic as reflected in the reviews
  5. Takes a longer time to apply compared to other mascara – definitely not for those rushing in the morning to work

Will I recommend this product?

The answer is NO.

It may be cheap but I can’t guarantee the authenticity despite the authenticity sticker and clumping mascara is definitely a BIG NO-NO! I don’t know if the problem lies with me or what but some others didn’t face this problem, and perhaps practice does make perfect…?

[Beauty Review] b.liv Absolute Matte Mask

I don’t know about you, but I notice that when that time of the month is nearing, my skin gets oilier than usual. Blame it on the hormones man!

I don’t have oily skin type and I belong to the combination skin type, so frequent touching up of makeup at the T-zone areas is required, especially so during this period.

I was fortunate enough to be sent b.liv Absolute Matte Mask which many raved about and was able to experience the aftermath effects myself!

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b.liv has also kindly sent me their TOP selling product – Off with those black heads serum to try which I will blog about it another day 🙂

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Pros :

  1. The mask sheet is thick and not flimsy, hence does not tear easily
  2. Sebum production reduced
  3. Lesser need to touch-up my T-zone areas which means lesser clogged pores!
  4. Skin feels matte after removal and still matte after applying my Sulwhasoo Timetreasure Serum and Emulsion

Cons :

  1. Varies individually but those with oily eyelids may prefer for the eyelids flap as well

On the whole, this mask would benefit those with oily skin type as well as combination skin type. Comes in handy especially during the period nearing that time of the month.