Everyday Makeup without Liquid Foundation

Beauty, Makeup

work makeup routine

Hey girls!

I’ve been wanting to film this no liquid foundation, no liquid wing liner and no falsies everyday makeup look for some time now. So I finally decided to just switch the camera on whilst I was getting ready for work a couple of days ago!

Hope you guys enjoy the video!

Lots of love!

 

 

 

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NEW Makeup Forever Pro Sculpting Palette

Beauty, Makeup

Hey guys!

I have been using these 2 beauty items non stop for the past 3 weeks, since it got launched really. MUFE never compromises on the quality of their products so it wasn’t a huge surprise to me that I love the palette and lipstick so much!

I have been so busy with work so I couldn’t do a video on these sooner, but I’m so glad I got the day off from work so I could finally film a review and demonstration of how I use these babies.

The MUFE pro sculpting palette is so good, you dont even need a powder to set it if you have dry skin. I love the glow it gives (thanks to its brilliant highlighting cream) The only word of caution I have to give you is that if you use the same brush to apply the creams, make sure that you clean your brush off after each colour so that your contour does not end up looking muddy. I definitely recommend using the MUFE straight brush because it actually makes a hell of a difference when you use a brush.

As for the MUFE sculpting lip, I don’t quite get the whole concept of it because you could really just use a basic eyeshadow on your lip to create the same gradient effect… but what I love this lipstick for is its quality which is BOMB.

Thanks for reading and I hope you guys enjoy the demo video!

x

*NEW* YSL Fusion Ink Cushion Foundation

Beauty, Makeup

YSL fushion ink cushion foundation review

Hi my lovelies!

YSL caught up with the #cushionfever and its new product was actually launched in Singapore! Such a rare moment for Singaporean beauty lovers really. We always are one of the last people on earth to get our hands on popular beauty products (e.g. Sephora in Singapore does not carry Kat Von D, we haven’t had the new Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bon palette… heck, we haven’t even gotten the Too Faced Hangover Primer which launched in US a year ago)

Grumblings aside, I was so excited about getting my hands on this beauty that I just had to make a video on it.

THIS PACKAGING IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BEAUTY PRODUCT PACKAGING I’VE SEEN IN MY WHOLE LIFE. Whilst the product itself didn’t blow me away, honestly I love the packaging so much that I want to carry it in my bag forever and always.

I’ll do a quick write-up on how the product fared, but if you want to see how it looks like and a deeper insight on the product, then just click ‘play’on the video and support me!

PROS

  • super pigmented – so it easily covers up blemishes
  • a little product goes a loooong way
  • dewy and fresh finish that looks great for up to 6 hours
  • CRAZILY BEAUTIFUL PACKAGING
  • easy to touch up since it’s so portable

CONS

  • only 6 shades in total
  • products makes your face super oily after 6 hours
  • it *may* have caused my face to break out a tiny bit

 

xx

Tatum

 

Don’t need to be a Yogi to wear Pretty Yoga Outfits

Beauty, Lookbook

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Happy New Year, my loves!

I haven’t done yoga in more than a year since my yoga membership expired but that has certainly not stopped me from hauling super pretty and comfy yoga outfits. I mean WHY should hot outfits be reserved only for bendable bodies? I recall feeling entirely stupid when I couldn’t keep up with my yoga instructor at basic level. But hey, at least I was the most fashionable one in class.

I’ve been thinking of resuming yoga class so I picked up two precious yoga pieces from Vivre Activewear. I then realized that it didn’t look absolutely crazy when I paired them with casual clothes… so I decided to do a mini lookbook to show you guys how yoga wear can easily be translated to everyday wear if you style them well. The last thing you want people to think is that you’re headed for yoga class so it’s important to balance the sporty aspect with girly / chic elements so that the outfit looks put together.

To balance the crossed back yoga crop top, I paired it with a denim jacket to avoid earning myself dirty stares from conservative aunties on the train. I also decided to put on denim shorts because it would look oh-so-cute with the denim jacket. I seriously foresee myself wearing this outfit on a regular basis. For the tights, its super body hugging so to balance that off, I opted for a loose fit basic tee from Topshop. I love how this outfit turned out looking casually chic and I’ve already worn it out twice! I’m so into this sporty/chic style that I think I’m gonna have to purchase another pair of sports shoes to infuse this kinda sports element to more of my outfits. Not to mention, these kinda outfits are the most comfortable for Singapore weather.

Oh, you might have noticed that my hair is shorter now! I got it cut and I can’t tell you how much lighter my head feels now. Best hair decision I made in a long time.

If you haven’t checked out my YouTube channel which I created 2 days ago, please do! It took a lot of courage to get started and I’m sure glad I did… it’s such a good feeling to know that I’m now part of the YouTube beauty family – even though I know its going to be a really long journey to get to where I want to be. So happy to hear comments from family and close friends and I can’t wait to use the constructive criticism to make a better video next week! Whoop whoop. Check out my channel here.

As always, thanks for reading and I hope you have a blessed year ahead and a splendid weekend!

 

P.S. I’m wearing the tights the wrong way in the pictures. But it still looks good so don’t laugh at me.

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Christmas Shopping Settled Thanks to Althea.kr

Beauty, Makeup, Skincare

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Hello everyone!

I haven’t posted in a while but I’m back with a super lovely gift box from Althea.kr. I cannot put to words the joy of receiving a big pink parcel which unwraps to a Christmas edition box.

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I hardly ever purchase Korean products in Singapore stores because it’s just too stinking expensive. The prices in Singapore are really inflated in comparison to what the products sell for in Korea. When I was in South Korea a few years back, I bought heaps of skincare which I really enjoyed using but never re-purchased them locally. I would get friends and family who travel there to buy products for me but I would be really embarrassed to ask for so much because you know I have like a really really long list of what I need from there.

In comes Althea.kr – the ultimate Korean beauty shopping gamechanger.

I was beyond delighted when the kind folks from Althea gave me 60 credits in total to spend on what I liked on the site. By the way, anyone who signs up instantly get 10 credits (equivalent to SG10). Here’s the thing – everything on the site is significantly cheaper than whats sold in local Korean products outlets. By “significantly”, I’m talking a good 20% to 50% cheaper. These are products flown directly from Korea – authenticity naturally guaranteed, no bullshit involved. While the prices are guaranteed much lower than the prices in Singapore, from what I gather, it is not cheaper than the going-rate in Korea. But that’s fine by me.

Did I mention there’s free shipping when you spend SGD50 and above? That’s just mad. FYI, they are not paying me to write this post. I’m just really mindblown at this point. I have already told my good friends about this site and they are all equally as intrigued as I am.

Oh, this month, all your purchases will come in a super cute Christmas edition box which looks simply spectacular underneath your tree – perfect gift for your Korean beauty-obsessed girlfriends.

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Of course, there are always two sides to a coin. Whilst there are indeed many many wonderful things about this site, I find 2 minor downsides:

a) It took slightly less than 2 weeks for the package to reach me (I guess because its flown from Korea)

b) The product variety is great but not exactly huge. (e.g. I was praying Dinoplatz Escalator Mascara by Too Cool For School would be available on the site – but to my disappointment, it wasn’t.)

These 2 issues aren’t that bad though. Considering the fantastic price tags, I’m happy to wait a little longer for the parcel to reach me. Also, it is worth noting that the product selection will be widen as the site grows. I’m currently in full anticipation mode for more products to be made available on the site. All in all, I am one very satisfied beauty junkie.

Just in case you’d be interested, here are the fabulous goodies that I chose for my giftbox.

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I had previously purchased the Skinfood Black Sugar Mask  and the Innisfree Wine Peeling Softener during my Korea trip years back and I remember loving these products to death. They really do what they claim to do. Its amazing how Korean skincare products are so much more affordable than Western equivalents but work so much better. Not to mention, these products have a high level of natural ingredients. I’m most excited about the Innisfree Volcanic Clay Mask because I’ve never tried it before but have heard so many great things about it.

That’s all for today – hope you guys love this site as much as I do!

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Earth Tones & a Convertible Dress

Beauty, Lookbook

Hola amigas!

Today I’m doing a lookbook post at a new location because I kinda got tired of the brickwall backdrop. I will definitely still be using it for future lookbook posts though! I’m featuring a lovely convertible resort dress in an earth tone grey shade so I picked a backdrop with lush greenery to match the theme.

This dress is specially imported from South Africa by my dear South African friend, Amorie, who is currently selling these pieces in Singapore. I have a huge thing for convertible dresses because it’s really up to your creativity to decide what kind of look you’re going for – super versatile. You basically could choose to play it down for a day at the beach, or glam it up for a polished evening look. The downside is that it really is just a piece of cloth so you’re gonna need to work hard to accessorize the outfit such that you don’t look like you’re wearing a blanket. What I like best about this dress (besides it being a convertible) is that the material is luxuriously soft to the touch and light-weight which makes it perfect for humid weather.

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As I was saying, I really wanted to bring some life to this dress so I unabashedly paired it with my gladiator sandals, a brown belt, a flash tattoo and chunky earrings. Truth be told, I really should avoid gladiator sandals  because they tend to make my chunky calves (grotesque result of my younger years spent on mindless netball training and running) appear really, well, chunky looking…ew. But, heck. These sandals are too pretty for me to skip on.

So the pictures turned out looking very Jungle Jane-ish… but hey its my first non-brickwall lookbook post so I guess it isn’t so bad for a change! Hahaha. As always, thanks for dropping by! Don’t forget to check out my friend’s little boutique ‘Mooi’ – you can click the link directly below.

Convertible Resort Dress / Mooi

Gladiator Sandals / Danity Roses

Chunky Earrings / Lovisa

Note: Photos edited with VSCO cam

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Wildest Dreams

Beauty, Lookbook

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Hola chicas!

Quick post on a lovely cape romper today. Rompers are ubiquitous in street style especially in a country that enjoys (or not) a full year of summer. This romper takes simplicity to a whole new level of elegance by integrating a cape in it – probably the most unthinkable combination that worked out oh-so-beautifully. Without the belt, I must admit it can come across as if there’s something missing – so accessorizing is a must with this outfit.

When I think of accessorizing, the first  brand that comes to mind is Lovisa. Lovia just never lets down with quality pieces that are largely affordable. As the cape can make the outfit appear harsh, I played it down with metallic sandals.

On another note, I’m off to an amazing adventure tonight. It’s slightly scary because it’s the first time I’m traveling alone. But I guess there’s a first time for everything!

Again on a separate note, I just wanna say that truly the people whom you think love you the most, will most definitely hurt you the most with their words and actions. It is amazing how people can take you to granted to such an extent. This is why, girls – never, ever, ever, think that you can rely on one person for anything at all. Not even if that person portays it in such a way to you. Depend on yourself – you are your bestest best friend.

Cape romper / Love, Bontio

Headband / Lovisa

Sandals / Charles and Keith

P.S. My hand is sweeping my hair back in all the pictures thanks to the wind! Embarrassing. Hahaha.

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Making a Statement

Beauty, Lookbook

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Hola!

I’m back today with a fun lookbook post! Hurray! Those of you who have been to Singapore may be familiar with Singlish – a slightly modified version of English which Singaporeans use colloquially. I’ve always had a soft spot for Singlish despite being quite the Grammar Nazi. I find that Singlish is extremely unique and has been somewhat embedded in me. It makes me proud to be able to be distinguished on a foreign land by another fellow Singaporean merely from the way in which I speak.

Statement SG is a local t-shirt design company which incorporates Singlish in almost all of its t-shirt designs. The designs are mainly monochrome so as to draw attention to the statement itself. Today I wore “No lah, where got” on my tee which basically translates to “Oh, not really” (with a hint of embarrassment in tone) in proper English. So if, for example, someone tells you “Oh you look so pretty today”, you could reply “No lah, where got”.

Wearing this t-shirt today on the streets drew a fair amount of attention and many people flashed me cheeky smiles as signs of approval to my Singlish pride – if that makes any sense. The point is, I enjoyed wearing this statement tee very much!

Just to bring some life to the basic design of the t-shirt, I decided to pair it up with a structured striped skirt which instantly added a blast of cuteness. As if that wasn’t enough, I threw on some frilly pineapple socks because I thought my white wedges were just too boring and well, let’s just say ‘boring‘ was the last thing I wanted to be associated with today.

On a personal note, I have been finding myself strangely inclined to cats (kittens, mostly) of late. I have always been more of a dog person but recently, out of nowhere, I have developed a soft spot for cats. Hence, the random picture of my friendly neighbourhood cat. I’m pretty pleased with my cat picture and how I managed to blur the fencing to focus on the cat. DSLR ftw.

Statement Tee / StatementSG

Structured Skirt / Love, Bonito

Frilly Pineapple Socks / Cotton On

White Wedges / Charles and Keith

Striped Tumbler / Kate Spade New York

As always, thanks for thinking of me and dropping by!

P.S. I have decided to leave all of my lookbook pictures completely unedited so that there’s some kind of consistency to the picture quality and appearance.

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Current Lush Favourites

Beauty, Skincare

Lush favourites 2015

Hola chicas!

I’m as weak as a frail branch right now after about 3 days of fever. I’ve finally decided to go see a doctor this afternoon. Its weird because a week ago I already sick but I recovered for a few days and then I guess my illness came back with a vengeance of some sort! Anyhow, I have an hour to kill before I head to the doctor’s so I thought why not share my current Lush favourites!?

I’ve been a Lush fanatic for the longest time and many people know that ‘Angels On Bare Skin‘ is my cult favourite facial wash. I think I have mentioned this before on a previous skincare post. It is super expensive for a facial wash so I only purchase it when I’m feel that I deserve a pampering treat. Not gonna talk much about Angels On Bare Skin since I have talked about it before. Today, I’ll be sharing my ‘newer’ Lush obsessions.

Ocean Salt

AHHHHHHHHH I cannot possibly emphasize more how much you need this right now. Its a superb exfoliator and the best part (as with most other Lush products), its 100% natural if you get the self-preserving formula. The self-preserving formula is the one that I’m currently using and I prefer it over the regular formula because its less abrasive. It also smells like the ocean and brings me back to all my favourite oceans in the world that I’ve been to. (Great Ocean Road, I’m thinking of you. I’m coming back for you.) Oh and I forgot to add that there’s lime and vodka infused in this. Just sayin’.

Mask of Magnanimity

Guys, this is a freakin’ dupe of the freakin’ expensive Glamglow if you ask me! I’m obsessed with Glamglow youthmud treatment but it really bugs me that it is more than a 100 bucks for a small quantity! After trying Mask of Magnanimity, I have decided that this baby right here is not only cheaper, it smells better, and even leaves my skin more refreshed than Glamglow does. It also doesn’t strip too much of the natural oils on my skin which is great because I have really dry skin. It’s minty smell is just sooo pleasant and the cooling sensation it leaves on my face just makes me so happy. Most importantly, it also significantly reduces any dark spots you may have from previous pimple outbreaks! For a facial mask, I would say this is quite affordable. I’m more than happy to spend on such a product when it brings about so many benefits.

Honey, I Washed the Kids!

Best. Smelling. Body. Wash. Ever. Its primary ingredient is honey and you really can tell from its smell. Its like a bar of soap which I usually do not like, but apparently it lasts longer than regular liquid body wash. I have seriously been looking forward to bath time since I got this bar of gold. (pictured on the little pink floral dish) The best part of this body bath bar is that it actually really does leave your skin moisturized and supple, unlike regular body wash that rarely live up to their claims. Its buttery and smells like caramel and ahhhh just really a dream to wash yourself in. I have tried Lush Shampoo bars previously and been greatly disappointed, so I was a bit hesitant to purchase this body soap. I have to say Lush does better body soaps than hair soaps, hands down.

Yuzu and Cocoa Bubble Bar

lush yuzu and cocao bubble barOk, I’ve gotten a picture off google because I have used mine up already so it’s not in my picture. This bubble bar is the BOMB. I was contemplating between Sex Bomb and Space Girl and I’m so happy that I ended up purchasing this instead because it literally gave me the most amount of bubble I’ve ever experienced from a Lush bath bomb product. It also has a super refreshing scent and left my skin soft for days. I do still want to try Sex Bomb and Space Girl though! The only thing that’s keeping me from trying these 2 is the fact that they have tons of glitter in them and I don’t think I’d fancy the idea of having glitter stuck to body after a bath. So if you’re looking for a non-glittery and good Lush bath bomb with tons of bubbles, Yuzu and Cocoa Bubble bar is going to be your new bath BFF. You can thank me later.

No Drought

This is the first dry shampoo that I’ve tried in my life so I don’t think I can give a very accurate review. However, I can tell you that given that No Drought is much much much more natural than a spray dry shampoo bottle, this would definitely be a smarter option. It gives my 2nd or 3rd day hair clean texture without graying my roots out. Also, I love its citrus smell (though it doesn’t last for long). The only downside is that its basically a powder so it WILL get everywhere and it WILL frustrate you to some extent due to the wastage incurred.

Superbalm Scalp Treatment

I received a sample of this because I thought this was gonna be a gimmick. I mean I’ve tried SO MANY shampoos and oil treatments for my hair problem (because of my very dry skin, my scalp is also naturally very dry and it sometimes hurts) Its very easy to moisturize my skin, but its not easy to moisturize the scalp because its covered with my gazillion hair strands. This Superblam Treatment has actually really really calmed the painful areas of my scalp down. I KNOW for sure that I’m definitely gonna purchase the full sized product once my sample runs out.

Alrighty, I’m gonna stop here and drag my aching body to the doctor’s. I really hope to recover ASAP because I have an extremely exciting month coming up and I can’t wait to share it with all of you!

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3 Must Have Skincare Products: Dry to Combi Skin Type

Beauty, Skincare

caudlie moisturizing toner garnier express 2 in 1 eye make up remover angels on bare skin review

Hi chicas!

I told myself that when I reach 300 followers, I’d share 3 of my bestest best best best skincare must have products for dry to combi skin types – hence, today’s blog post. These 3 products are of my personal holy grail status and I definitely recommend them to girls who have the same skin type as me. I tend to be rather dry and patchy at my mouth area and a tiny weeny bit oily at the rest of my T-zone area. Before I go any further, please note that none of these products are sponsored – i.e. these are genuinely my HG products.

STEP 1: Remove your make-up (if you have any on)

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Prior to using this, I was always relying on raw organic coconut oil to remove my make up. The coconut oil was great – except that removing it completely was so difficult that it clogged my pores a bit. I finally found a make up remover gentle enough to not sting me in the eye,yet strong enough to get rid of even my most stubborn mascara (without resulting in the loss of any of my precious lashes). The Garnier Express 2-in-1 Eye Make-up Remover removes most (not all) of my make up and I find that it does a better job than even my Lancome make-up remover because it really does remove make-up at a faster speed. You must understand that the possibility of ever finding a make-up remover that would completely remove every single trace of grime is close to zero – unless you intend to use half a bottle of remover. If not, then continue with steps 2 and 3.

STEP 2: Try to use a cleanser with less chemicals

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If you don’t want to further dry your skin out, using a cleanser with less chemicals is always recommended. I have been using Angels on Bare Skin by LUSH for close to 4 years now. This cleanser is hands-down the best cleanser I’ve tried in my life. It doesn’t break me out, smells like a dream, applies like a dream, washes off like a dream. It has a Christmas edition of itself (with cranberries added in its formula) called something something Noel which I love so much too.

STEP 3: NEVER, EVER FORGET TO FINISH UP WITH A TONER

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About 3 months ago, I finally began using a toner because I found one that is suitable for my hyper-sensitive skin type. Previously, I have tried many brands but all of them either broke me out or left a burning sensation on my skin. The results with this baby has been amazing. My skin is not as dull as it used to be and I have experienced far less breakouts than I had before. This is ALL thanks to the Caudalie Moisturizing Toner that is formulated for hypo-allergic skin. I use this twice a day, after cleansing in the morning and after cleansing at night. This toner is so very gentle on the skin and does the final work of cleansing for your face that your facial wash may not have accomplished. To be honest, I always find residue on my face even after using a make up remover and using a facial foam and I only realized this when I started using this ahhhhhhmazing toner – which you NEED TO BUY PRONTO. I keep telling this to almost every girl I meet.

That’s all for this post, thanks for reading and an especially huge thank you to my current 300 followers who have been religiously supporting me and my little posts – you girls really do make my day!

P.S. Pardon any grammar or spelling errors – I’m thoroughly exhausted from work right now!

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