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Writer of the blog Of Faces and Fingers, which has been featured in various print and online publications, including Allure Korea and Fabulous Magazine. On Twitter as @musicalhouses too.
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Writer of the blog Of Faces and Fingers, which has been featured in various print and online publications, including Allure Korea and Fabulous Magazine. On Twitter as @musicalhouses too.
[INGREDIENTS LOWDOWN] The @hadalabosg #BlemishandOilControl #skincare is now available, and is clearly formulated for oily skin. The hydrating foaming wash the #cleanser seems to be a formulated to remove dirt and oil properly, and has some surfactants that have more cleansing power (myristic acid), but there are still some humectant ingredients to ensure it's not too harsh. The #lotion is also similarly formulated for July skin, and has alcohol (3rd ingredient), for greater penetration and a lighter texture, but also contains moisturizing ingredients like squalane, as well as small amounts of tranexamic acid, which is useful for blemished skin, and dipotassium glycyrrhizate, an anti inflammatory ingredient. The lotion will appeal to you if you've previously found #hadalabo lotions to be too moisturizing or sticky, while the cleanser will also appeal to those who want a stronger cleanser. ___________________________ #clozette #beauty #igskincare #igbeauty #instaskincare #instabeauty #beautyblogger #skincareroutine #asianbeauty #asianskincare #rasianbeauty #abcommunity #japanesebeauty #japaneseskincare #cosme #beautyjunkie #beautyaddict #beautygram
[INGREDIENTS LOWDOWN] Looking for a #budgetfriendly #haircare that has some plant extracts and oils on the side? The #NaturalsbyWatsons might actually fit the bill. The #shampoo has gentle surfactants (sodium laureth sulphate, coco betaine), the conditioner has gentle surfactants (cetrimonium chloride), and ingredients to smoothen the hair shaft (cetearyl alcohol), and the #argan #hairoil has a variety of oils (mineral oil) and silicones (dimethicone, cyclopentasiloxane, cyclohexasiloxane) to smoothen hair immediately. In smaller amounts are a range of plant oils and extracts (argan oil, Abyssinian seed oil, avocado oil, wheat germ extract) for those who like these sorts of ingredients. _________________ #clozette #beauty #watsons #watsonssg #flatlay #cosme #flowers #instabeauty #igbeauty #hairproduct #hairproducts
[INGREDIENTS LOWDOWN] Here's a quick look at the @sum37_singapore Secret Eye Cream! The ingredients list was only in Korean so I had to do the best with an imperfect Google translate, but basically it's a fairly lightweight and mostly comprised of humectants (propanediol, glycerin, dipropylene glycol), emollients (dimethicone), and also seems to have good amounts of niacinamide and panthenol, and maybe some sort of ceramide ingredient (google translate wasn't great on this end). Obviously the #sum37 brand is more famous for its plant extracts and ingredients, and there are also a large number of these extracts in there, if that's your thing, although most of them aren't likely in high amounts. Also present are some ferment-type ingredients, which the brand is also famous for. Overall, a good moisturizing eye cream with a dash of ferments and plant extracts for good measure! ________________ #clozette #beauty #skincare #kbeauty #koreanbeauty #abcommunity #rasianbeauty #sum37sg #eyecream #luxebeauty #highendbeauty #highendskincare #koreanskincare #kskincare #bbloggers
[INGREDIENTS LOWDOWN] So far, I do think the @etudehousesingapore #SoonJung #Skincare is actually viable for sensitive skin! Here's a quick ingredients lowdown of the 5 products I have: πŸ’¦πŸ’¦πŸ’¦ 1️⃣ Cleanser: Claims to have a pH of 6.5, and does feature some pretty gentle surfactants too (lauryl glucoside, disodium cocoyl glutamate), in addition to some humectants (glycerin). πŸ’¦πŸ’¦πŸ’¦ 2️⃣ Toner: Claims to be pH5.5, and has panthenol as the 5th ingredient, which is pretty impressive, in addition to some humectants (glycerin), and a couple of plant extracts. πŸ’¦πŸ’¦πŸ’¦ 3️⃣ Emulsion: This has humectants (glycerin), emollients (pentaerythrityl tetraethylhexanoate, squalane), and panthenol within the first 6 ingredients, and is formulated to be pretty lightweight. πŸ’¦πŸ’¦πŸ’¦ 4️⃣ 2X Barrier Intensive Cream: This is formulated to have a thicker texture, and contains some of the same humectants (glycerin) and emollients (pentaerythrityl tetraethylhexanoate, capric/caprylic triglycerides, cetearyl alcohol), but is a bit more emollient-heavy. Panthenol is present but in what appears to be smaller amounts. πŸ’¦πŸ’¦πŸ’¦ 5️⃣ Balm Pentasoside-5: This is also fairly emolliently formulated of the range, with a bunch of emollients (pentaerythrityl tetraethylhexanoate, squalane, cetearyl alcohol), and the advertised panthenol as the 3rd ingredient. πŸ’¦πŸ’¦πŸ’¦ ____________________________ #clozette #beauty #EtudeHouseSG #EtudeHouse #etude #etudesg #igbeauty #igskincare #kbeauty #kskincare #koreanbeauty #koreanskincare #abcommunity #rasianbeauty #skincareroutine #bbloggers #sensitiveskin
Just a little #makeuplove to kickstart the weekend! A surprisingly wearable @maybelline #colorsensational #eyeshadow #palette - I don't normally wear #pink shades on eyes (because I always look like someone punched me no matter how much I blend, seriously) but this is a more muted shade, paired with a range of lovely neutrals! Taupe is my favourite colour so I was quite happy to see a taupe lean in some of the shades, hehe. _________________________ #clozette #maybellinesg #maybelline #flatlay #igbeauty #igmakeup #instabeauty #instamakeup #eyeshadows #eyeshadowpalette #eyeshadowpalettes #drugstoreproducts #drugstoremakeup #drugstorebeauty #bbloggers #beautyblog #budgetbeauty #budgetmakeup #cosmetics #cosme #makeupporn #makeuptalk #makeupaddict #makeuplover #makeuplife
Unwinding the weekend with some of these @lorealskin #skincare products! New in the #antiaging game is the #revitaliftlaserx3 range, which has a #serum, #eyecream, #moisturizer, and a night mask! One of the key ingredients is Hydroxypropyl Tetrahydropyrantriol, aka Pro-Xylane, which is an anti-aging ingredient patented by #loreal group. It's present in every product in the #revitalift range. If you liked the older revitalift products, you'll probably like the new and improved versions too! ________________________ #clozette #beauty #skincare #igbeauty #iphoneonly #igskincare #instabeauty #instaskincare #skincarejunkie #skincareroutine #lorealskin #lorealparis #LorealParisSG #becauseweareworthit #flatlay #cosme #beautyaddict #beautyjunkie #drugstorebeauty #drugstoreproducts #budgetfriendly #budgetbeauty
Ending the week with a little #kbeauty! This @sum37_singapore Water-Full #CCcushion Perfect Finish has a very nice finish - slightly dewy but not overly shiny or "wet" looking, which is great for those who want a dewy but still realistic look in this hot weather! Swatches on my blog for those who want to take a peek! ________________________ #clozette #beauty #makeup #bbloggers #bbcushion #cosme #cosmetics #sum37 #sum37sg #flatlay #beautyjunkie #instabeauty #igbeauty #igmakeup #instamakeup #koreanbeauty #kmakeup #koreanbeauty #rasianbeauty #abcommunity #asianbeauty #asianmakeup #makeupjunkie #makeupaddict #beautyaddict
The @sunplay_sg #skinaqua #suncreen has always been light-textured, and now they have 2 new #sunscreens - the Sunplay Skin Aqua UV Mild Gel and UV Moisture Essence! The #Sunplay Skin Aqua UV Mild Gel SPF 30 PA+++ claims to form a protective layer over skin to block fine PM2.5 pollution particles from passing through skin, and the Skin Aqua UV Super Moisture Essence SPF 50+ PA ++++ claims to have a new technology that encapsulates oil-based UV absorbers in water to improve the longevity of the sunscreen! And both are under $20 too, so they're pretty inexpensive :) __________________________ #clozette #sunplaysg #instabeauty #beautyblogger #beautyjunkie #beautyblog #instaskincare #igbeauty #igskincare #slaytheflatlay #flatlay #sunblock #rasianbeauty #asianbeauty #abcommunity #asianskincare #japanesebeauty #japaneseskincare #cosme #cosmetics #beautygram #beautylover #drugstorebeauty #budgetbeauty #budgetfriendly
Some lovely #roses to start off the day 🌹alongside @thefaceshop_sg new Beyond #bodycare range, which claims to contain lots of natural ingredients and plant extracts. I've got the #shampoo and #conditioner (two #haircare staples I use), and can't wait to try the rest of the line, which apparently contains some antioxidants too! _________________________ #clozette #beautyblog #skincare #thefaceshopsg #thefaceshop #tfssg #kbeauty #koreanbeauty #asianbeauty #rasianbeauty #abcommunity #flatlay #flowers #igbeauty #igskincare #iphoneonly #cosme #beautygram #beautylover #beautyjunkie #beautyblog #beautyblogger #instabeauty #slaytheflatlay
When the sister buys me #popcorn, it's a happy day! Some matchup-matchup (as much as you can get with #food!) over here with my @urbandecaycosmetics and Kate #eyeshadows, @etudehousesingapore and @gerardcosmetics #highlighters, and @makeupforeversg sparkle powder/#highlighter! ______________________ #clozette #igbeauty #igmakeup #instabeauty #instamakeup #snack #eyeshadow #beauty #makeup #urbandecay #udcosmetics #udsingapore #etudehouse #etudehousesg #gerardcosmetics #mufe #mufesg #kbeauty #makeuplover #makeupjunkie #makeupaddict #beautyblogger #beautyaddict #slaytheflatlay #beautyjunkie
[INGREDIENTS LOWDOWN] So I translated the Korean ingredients of @belif_singapore The True Cream - Water Bomb for you guys! This is a gel-type #moisturizer with a "cooling effect" when applied on skin (I can verify the cooling effect, and the company claims it lowers skin temperature by 2.8 degrees). As a lightweight gel, most of the ingredients are what you'd expect, consisting mainly of humectants (glycerin, propanediol) and silicones (methyltrimethicone), and "water mint extract" (the brand says this is what gives the cooling effect). Other ingredients include a variety of plant extracts (oat, kernel leaf, Karen rice, indigo root, raspberry leaf etc.) for those who like their plant extracts. This is formulated to be a good moisturizer for those with oily skins and want something very lightweight. For those with very dry skin, it might help to layer a more emollient product over this. __________________________ #clozette #beauty #skincare #belif #belifsingapore #flatlay #cosme #kbeauty #kskincare #koreanskincare #koreanbeauty #rasianbeauty #abcommunity #asianskincare #asianbeauty #ingredientsmatter #ingredients #instaskincare #igbeauty #instabeauty #igbeauty #bbloggers #sgbeauty #skincareaddict #skincarejunkie #skincareroutine #skincareproducts #nofilter #belifsg
Something really special for #macmonday today - one of my very first @maccosmetics #eyeshadow #palettes! This is the #mac 6 Gem Eyes #palette which was LE way back in the day! Don't judge me for still keeping it, it's surprisingly still usable! ___________________________ #clozette #beauty #makeup #maclover #macaddict #macjunkie #maccosmetics #maccosmeticssg #macsg #flatlay #maclover #ilovemac #igbeauty #instabeauty #igmakeup #instamakeup #cosme #cosmetics #makeupjunkie #makeupaddict #makeuplover #makeuplove #beautyblogger #beautyaddict #bbloggers
High coverage #foundation that doesn't break the bank and helps fight blemishes? Yes @thebodyshopsg new #matteclayfoundation claims to be just all that! In addition to high coverage, the foundation is also formulated to be pretty lightweight and matte, with a bunch of silicones and other ingredients selected for their skinfeel. Also, the ingredients list has Moroccan lava clay, tea tree oil, and aloe vera leaf juice in small amounts. Can't wait to try this out, it's just $20 too (the sponge applicator is $8 and is recommended but optional)! ________________________ #clozette #beauty #makeup #igbeauty #igmakeup #instabeauty #instamakeup #thebodyshopsg #thebodyshop #TeaTreeToTheRescue #tbssg #flatlay #crueltyfreebeauty #foundations #beautyaddict #beautygram #beautyblog #beautyblogger #beautyjunkie #makeuplover #makeupporn #makeuplove #iphoneonly #nofilter #makeupaddict #makeupjunkie
Sooo excited that the @sum37_singapore Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick is now available in Singapore! This is quite a cult favourite amongst #kbeauty fans, so other than their Secret Essence this is also a good one to try! And yes those are real #roses too, to brighten your weekend! ____________________________ #clozette #kskincare #koreanbeauty #koreanskincare #sum37 #sum37SG #abcommunity #asianbeauty #asianskincare #rasianbeauty #igbeauty #instabeauty #igskincare #instaskincare #flatlay #cosme #bbloggers #beautygram #beautyjunkie #beautylover #beautyblogger #beautyaddict #iphoneonly #no #makeupremover #cleansingstick
On Wednesdays we wear pink...#skincare! These two @crabtreeevelynsg are both fitting the colour theme - this is a rosewater & pink peppercorn hand treatment, and a pear and pink magnolia body wash. I like that the body wash is pretty gentle, and the hand treatment has macadamia seed oil as the first ingredient, which is very nice indeed if you do like this oil. __________________________ #clozette #beauty #beautyaddict #beautyjunkie #beautyblogger #crabtreeevelynsg #crabtreeevelyn #crabtreeandevelyn #naturalproducts #naturalskincare #naturalbodycare #flatlay #cosme #igbeauty #igskincare #cesuperfood #instabeauty #instaskincare #nofilter #lovebeauty #sgbeauty #bbloggers #iphoneonly #iphonography #skincareaddict #skincareproducts #bodycare
When you find a good and cheap #lipbalm πŸ™Œ the @mentholatumlipcaresg #premiumrichmoist #lipbalms are under $10 and claim to be really moisturizing on lips, with a variety of scents - my favourite is the Natural Honey variant, but for those who like floral scents, there's Rose and Chardonnay, and an Unscented one for those who prefer no scent! __________________________ #clozette #beauty #skincare #mentholatum #flatlay #cosme #cosmetics #lippie #lippies #drugstoremakeup #bbloggers #bbloggers #beautyaddict #beautyjunkie #beautylover #sgbeauty #sgbloggers #budgetbeauty #budgetfriendly #drugstoreproducts #beautygram #instabeauty #igbeauty #beautyblog #nofilter #iphoneonly
Weekend relaxing with some new #kbeauty #skincare I got from @w2beauty_official recently! The @missha.official avocado #sheetmask and some @skinfood_official samples! And of course #candy, hehe. (Yes the candy did indeed come with the haul!) Hope everyone had a good weekend! ______________________ #clozette #beautyblogger #beauty #igbeauty #igskincare #instabeauty #instaskincare #flatlay #kbeauty #kskincare #koreanbeauty #koreanskincare #asianbeauty #abcommunity #asianskincare #rasianbeauty #cosme #skinfood #skinfoodsg #w2beautyhaul #w2beauty #missha #misshasg #beautyjunkie #skincareroutine #beautylover
How on earth did @hadalabosg know I'm currently having a breakout, lol! Their new #BlemishandOilControl #skincare came just in time! The two I have are a hydrating foaming wash, and a #lotion, that iconic #hadalabo product! Ingredients-wise, the #cleanser seems to be formulated to remove dirt and oil properly, but there are still some humectant ingredients to ensure it's not too harsh. The lotion has alcohol (3rd ingredient), perhaps for greater penetration or a lighter skinfeel, but also contains moisturizing ingredients like squalane, as well as small amounts of tranexamic acid, which is useful for blemished skin, and dipotassium glycyrrhizate, an anti inflammatory ingredient. ___________________________ #clozette #beauty #igskincare #igbeauty #instaskincare #instabeauty #beautyblogger #skincareroutine #asianbeauty #asianskincare #rasianbeauty #abcommunity #japanesebeauty #japaneseskincare #cosme #bbloggers #flatlay #budgetbeauty #budgetfriendly #nofilter #beautyjunkie #beautyaddict #beautygram #slaytheflatlay #skincareaddict
[INGREDIENTS LOWDOWN] The selling point of these @crabtreeevelynsg #skincare and #bodycare products is that they include plant extracts and superfoods, and there is a huge range to choose from! My sampling here includes a goats milk hand wash, pomegranate & argan oil and rosewater & pink peppercorn hand treatments and moisturizers, lavender & espresso soap, and citron & coriander body sorbet! Ingredients-wise these products are actually pretty good too - all the washes and foaming products have gentle surfactants (e.g. Coco betaine, sodium cocoyl isethionate etc.), and don't look likely to dry out the skin, while the creams and lotions are emollient and hydrating, including some plant butters and oils (like macadamia seed oil, she butter), which is a nice touch too. A nice pick for those looking for something gentle or moisturizing! __________________________ #clozette #beauty #beautyaddict #beautyjunkie #beautyblogger #crabtreeevelynsg #crabtreeevelyn #crabtreeandevelyn #naturalproducts #naturalskincare #naturalbodycare #flatlay #cosme #igbeauty #igskincare #cesuperfood #instabeauty #instaskincare #nofilter #lovebeauty #sgbeauty #bbloggers #iphoneonly #iphonography #skincareaddict #skincareproducts
Love #skincare #samples? Then check out @sum37_singapore #samplingday tomorrow and every Saturday! You can get a 5ml #sample (shown here) of the iconic #sum37 #secretessence from any of their stores, and also get a special gift with purchase! If you've been waiting for motivation to try the brand, here you go! Don't say I didn't share my #lobang! _____________________ #clozette #beauty #igbeauty #igskincare #sgbeauty #sgbloggers #bbloggers #kbeauty #kskincare #koreanbeauty #koreanskincare #abcommunity #asianbeauty #asianskincare #rasianbeauty #flatlay #essence #sg #sgig #igsg #beautyjunkie #beautyblogger #skincarejunkie
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