Affordable Beauty: Dollar Store (L.A. Girl and L.A. Colors)

(L.A. Girl Luxury Crème Lipsticks in [1] Kiss & Tell, [2] Tell Me Lies, [3] Fling, [4] Rendezvous, and [5] Endless Kisses)  When I was an art student in university, my knowledge on anything related to beauty was very limited. I had few resources, and whatever money I earned from my freelance work, I’d spend […]

Unboxing: Banila Co.

Banila Co. is a prominent Korean beauty and skin care brand which interested me upon hearing rave reviews about the cult favorite cleansing balm, Clean It Zero. Many claim it’s the best make-up remover in the market. FYI, one is sold every 4.8 seconds. I’m done buying cheap foaming washes and facial cleansers that just don’t […]

Unboxing: Althea Korea (Innisfree)

I am finally a believer. There, I said it. I am a believer in Korean beauty and skincare. My past skincare routine was (almost) non-existent. I survived the Johnson’s Baby Soap (for my body and face *gasp*) treatment until graduating from university. Mind you, college – fuelled by caffeine while running on 3-6 hours of […]

Beauty Haul: Bourjois Paris

(Bourjois Paris Radiance Reveal Healthy Mix in Dark Beige, Loose Powder in Peach, Little Round Pot Blush in Radiant Rose and Frosted Rose, Rouge Edition Velvet in [1] Happy Nude Year, [2] So Hap’pink, and [3] Pink Pong) Make-up, my late love, how I’ve missed you. After a long beauty hiatus – my last entry […]

Beauty Haul: MAC lipsticks (2)

(Ruby Woo, Whirl, and Stone) I have a deep fondness for matte lipsticks. Sure, they dry my lips after a long day, they mercilessly stain my cup of coffee, but I would not trade it for anything else – except the occasional cream and satin bullet. In 2015, MAC relaunched their Matte Lip Collection, which […]

Beauty Haul: L.A. Girl Flat Finish Pigment Glosses

(Dreamy, Bazaar, Rebel, Obsess, Backstage) I thought I was over liquid lipsticks until one October day – I was at an incredibly fragile state – my reasoning was compromised, and I purchased these lip products. YouTube has been abuzz over the L.A. Girl Flat Finish Pigment Glosses. Lately, liquid lipsticks have been a bit sparse […]

Beauty Haul: NARS Audacious Lipsticks

(Angela, Vera)  Am I dreaming or am I dreaming? My unceasingly kind, generous, loving mother and I are finally at the stage of our relationship where she spontaneously gives me beauty products out of the goodness of her gracious heart. Bless her. A few weeks ago, she came home from her last (!) business trip […]

Beauty Haul: Makeup Revolution London

(Makeup Revolution London Beyond Flawless Ultra Eyeshadows Palette, Ultra Blush Palette in Golden Sugar, Radiance Highlighter Palette, and Goddess of Love Triple Baked Highlighter)  (Salvation Velvet Lacquer in What I Believe, Keep Crying For You, and Keep Lying For You) This entry has been on my drafts for a while, and I felt that it […]