Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Becca Lip & Cheek Creme in Rosebud

This is a post of a long-forgotten haul that was done months ago. I seriously never got down to reviewing it because I was getting far too lazy when it comes to using my makeup babies nowadays. Work-wise, it is just BB cream / 2 way foundation followed by brows, cheeks and lipstick. Weekend was worse..... either the same as workday or just plain naked awful skin out of the house, hahaha. Yah, I am getting lazy and I shouldn't!!!

So anyway, this long forgotten haul was none other than Becca Lip & Cheek Creme in Rosebud. I don't recall when I heard about this brand before but I was briefly introduced to this product by Tracy a few years back when she raved to me about this gem that she found hidden somewhere in her stash. I wasn't a fan of cream or liquid blush at that time because I was a staunch supporter of 2 way foundation which I find doesn't go well with cream of liquid blush. Imagine you have powder foundation on and when u gently blend in the cream or liquid blush, you are sweeping away the foundation? I'm not sure about you but at least that's how I felt. However, years has passed and I actually prefer liquid foundation for that natural and uncakey look which is just perfect for cream or liquid blush. After slapping on the foundation, gentle blend in the blush and set with loose powder, PERRRFECT! :)

Please pardon the 'sweat' on the product but I guess this seems inevitable in cream product. So here we have Becca Lip & Cheek Creme in Rosebud. It is housed in a cute rubbery case and comes with a small compact mirror in the case. I like how thoughts are being put into this design since it makes it so convenient for ladies to touch up (cheek or lips) on the go. I chose Rosebud which is soft pink which leans slightly warm. When swatch on the skin, it looks really light and subtle but this is exactly what I like about this shade as I prefer blushes which gives me that subtle glow instead of looking strong and scary.

The texture is extremely smooth and application was a breeze just by using my fingers and patting it in. I do not need a lot of product for it to show on my cheeks and after setting it with loose powder, it stayed on for approximately 4 - 6 hours for me.

Do you have any Becca Lip & Cheek creme? What would you recommend for my next purchase? :)

Sunday, December 16, 2012

All Day Breakfast at Robert Timms

This is yet another post on food, haha. But it has been a while since I lasted posted on food isn't it? BC and myself actually stopped hunting down places to eat over the weekends because he is either busy with work or we are too lazy and tired to find new places and just settle for the normal, boring, usual places near our places. So yesterday, we decided to head down to Robert Timms at Wheelock Place for brunch before he head off for work while I meet up with J.

The last time Robert Timms caught our attention, it was unfortunately packed and we were not able to get a table as we did not make a table reservation. This time, we make a table reservation a day before and thus we got a nice table in the indoor area.

The All Day Breakfast menu is pretty extensive from french toast, american breakfast, eggs benedict and cereals. Price seems pretty decent between 12 - 19 (depending on the dish you chose) and from the pictures, it certainly look enticing as well.

BC ordered a french toast with fresh fruits while I opt for sausage with scrambled eggs croissant. There is a choice to choose between plain croissant and multi grain croissant. I chose the plain one because eating a multigrain one sounds weird in my opinion. Haha.

BC was not happy with his french toast because honestly, he has HIGH expectation of what a french toast should be. To him, french toast should have eggs soaked right through the bread and not just sitting on the surface of the bread. Robert Timms' french toast was unfortunately the latter. My sausage with scrambled eggs croissant was normal, but the scrambled eggs taste more like bite-sized omelette. I am fine with the taste but I still feel the eggs at Hatched win hands down.

BC enjoyed his skinny latte very much because it was frothy and strong, just what he need before his work on a Sat. My russian earl grey tea taste weird........ it taste more like burnt tea leaves in a pot with hot water added and was bitter to the max. Despite me adding sugar to the tea (which I usually was able to drink my tea without milk and sugar), it still taste bitter. So thumbs down for the tea.

But despite the food which I thought was normal, I have to praise their service. Their serving crews are attentive and polite which is a super plus, in my opinion. I probably will not head over for the breakfast menu and russian earl grey tea, but I would certainly want to try their desserts or coffee. :)

Friday, December 14, 2012

Review: SexyLook Extra Brightening Duo Lifting Mask

This review is on another mask has kindly sponsored. Here we have SexyLook Extra Brightening Duo Lifting Mask, which is enriched with Malachite, Peptide-5 and Platinum nanoparticles (helps in efficient absorption of the active ingredients into the skin layers)

SexyLook Extra Brightening Duo Lifting Mask also contains tranexamic acid, hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, West Indian Cheery extract and Vitamin B3 for the brightening effect.

As you can see from the packaging here, this is a lifting mask which is supposedly to give the 'lift' and firming effect. However, similar to other SexyLook masks which I had tried, the mask is too small to fit my face thus I cannot pull the hooks to my ears. Thus this mask works like a normal fitted mask than lifting mask for me.

This mask is sooo packed with the essence that I can feel an immediate relief to my skin when I put it on. For your information, I always like to put my masks in a fridge before using so that the chill will give me a soothing effect. The mask soak up sufficient essence and at the same time is not dripping wet which is what I love about this mask. I can still go about doing my housework, watch TV or read and not be 'paralyzed' and stop all activities.

For ladies who has been having late nights and needing that extra radiance boost, you have to give it a try. While reviewing this mask, I was suffering from PMS and late night from reading and my face looks real dull. But after applying this mask for 20mins, I look significantly 'awake' and brighter. This definitely works very well as an emergency mask when you need to go for that special date. :)

SexyLook  Extra Brightening Duo Lifting mask is now on sale on at $7.90 for a box of 5 masks (usual price $8.90) hereTo find out more about and the masks available, do join their Facebook page!

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Disclosure: The product in this review is sent by the company for my review and consideration. All opinions stated are my own honest views and no compensation is received for this review.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Review: Lovemore My Melody Oil Free 3D Fitting Mask

Thanks to, I have to chance to review more Lovemore masks this round and the packaging is mad cute! My Melody!!! So here we have Lovemore My Melody Oil Free 3D Fitting Mask.

I was provided with both moisturizing (blue) and whitening (pink) to try and review.

I am personally impressed with the new 3D fitting mask as it is different from previous 3D mask that has loops that you loop over your ears. Those design doesn't work well for me as I have a round and broad face, thus the loops end up at the side of my face and not able to reach my ears. Lovemore My Melody Oil Free 3D masks on the other hand is designed to contour-fit your face (imagine your palm over your face) and it covers snuggly over your face and jaw. I love it because this is the only 3D mask that works for my not-too-small face. :) Do you know the contour fit of the mask is also design to absorb the essence optimally?

Lovemore My Melody Oil Free 3D Fitting Mask: Moisturizing (blue)
Honestly, I have never fully comprehend how a product can be oil control and moisturising at the same time. But after using this mask, I think I am enlightened, haha. If you are someone with oily, combination skin that it is prone to dryness on skin surface, you will know it is super tough to find a suitable moisturiser that properly moisturise and yet not cause your skin to be oily and sticky. Imagine that on Lovemore My Melody Oil Free Moisturizing 3D Fitting Mask. The mask is soaked with essence that provide all the moisturizing goodness without you having to hold a bowl beneath your face to hold the dripping essence. After 15 - 20 minutes is over and the mask is removed, essence is lightly patted into my skin, I don't have the irritating sticky sensation at all. At the same time, my skin feels plump and moisturized. Really love this mask!

Lovemore My Melody Oil Free 3D Fitting Mask: Whitening (pink)
Lovemore My Melody Oil Free 3D Fitting Mask in pink colour is whitening and it has the same oil control properties of the blue mask. Similar to the blue moisturising mask, my skin doesn't feel sticky and oily after removing the masks. It also look fresher and slightly brighter due to the Vitamin C present in the mask.

If you ladies are interested to try these masks, has them on sale at $2.90 each (usual price $3.90) hereTo find out more about and the masks available, do join their Facebook page!

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Disclosure: The product in this review is sent by the company for my review and consideration. All opinions stated are my own honest views and no compensation is received for this review.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A must see site for cat lovers!

Cat lovers alert! You guys MUST check out this site that has 50 wonderful pictures of  island cats in Japan. They look so free and live!

My favourite picture has got to be this. The friendship between the child and the cat is so real.

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