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Cure Natural Aqua Gel
Posted on: 4th of May 2010 | Under: Fashion & Beauty

We all want smooth, flawless skin, and sometimes getting one will cost numerous trips to the spa or a dermatologist, not to mention burn a whole deep in our pockets. That’s why I’m always on a lookout for more affordable means to clear, glowing skin.

While roaming around Watsons at the mall near our flat in Singapore, my sister and I chanced upon a product that I just had to have:

The Cure Natural Aqua Gel

Cure has been the number one best seller skincare product in Japan, with one bottle being sold every twenty seconds, for the past seven years! With that in mind, I didn’t have to think twice about bringing this baby home.

Coming in the form of a clear gel, this product “gently and effectively removes dead skin cells to regularize skin renewal and prevent skin problems.”

Made of 90% revitalized hydrogen water and natural plant extracts of aloe vera, gingko and rosemary (no alcohol, coloring, or fragrance in this product!), it’s exfoliating gel is gentle enough, even for those with sensitive skin.

Soft and smooth skin has never been this easy! With just a small amount gently massaged on dry skin in a circular motion, you can instantly see the dirt and dead cells being lifted from the surface. It’s so gentle, it doesn’t even feel that you’re exfoliating at all. I use it all over my body, from my face down to my elbows, knees and feet, and after rinsing off, the results can instantly be felt and seen!

I love the instant transformation from dull, dry skin to smooth and glowing! And with the smoothness, moisturizers and lotions are absorbed right away too.

I’ve only been using this product for over two months, but I can really see the result on my face. My pores are not as big and my skin looks more refined. For around $40+ SGD, it sure is a good buy, considering that this bottle will last me months. :)

MAC Spring Color Forecast Goodies
Posted on: 24th of March 2010 | Under: Fashion & Beauty

I promised myself that I would try to stay away from makeup shopping for a year, but MAC Cosmetic’s Spring Color Forecast just looked too interesting to let pass. Actually, I would have probably ignored this collection entirely if it weren’t for my sister‘s constant prodding to buy her some goodies since stocks had already been wiped clean on the first day it was out in Manila. So, being the good sister that I am (plus the excuse of going to town to do some shopping! LOL!), I went to MAC on the day of the collection’s launch in Singapore.

Now, I normally don’t buy limited editions, because I dislike the idea of not being able to buy the same item once my stash runs out, but when I saw and swatched the Blush Ombre in Ripe Peach, I just couldn’t put it down! I ended up buying one each for my sister and I, plus one Blush Ombre in Springshine for my sister.

MAC Blush Ombre in Springshine (for my sister) and Ripe Peach.

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Smith’s Rosebud Salve
Posted on: 7th of March 2010 | Under: Fashion & Beauty

I dropped by Sephora last week to pick up some goodies for my sister, when I finally grabbed a tin of Smith’s Rosebud Salve for myself.

Smith’s Rosebud Salve

I wasn’t really planning on buying anything, since we’re trying to budget our spending to be able to save up for our church wedding expenses next year. However, while I was paying for my sister’s goodies, I saw the tin of miracle salve calling out to me by the cashier. I knew I had to put aside the “saving mentality” for a few minutes and allowed myself to treat myself. :)

This world-famous salve is a multi-purpose miracle wonder! It can be used as a simple lip balm, or to help relieve several skin conditions/irritations such as itches, rashes, blemishes, and rough cuticles. I even use it to moisturize my dry hands when I’m out and about. The Rosebud Salve is something that I have been lemming for a while now, so I’m glad I gave in to buying it. It was a good choice on my part, because now I just can’t leave the house without it!

Bedazz Stippling Brush
Posted on: 6th of February 2010 | Under: Fashion & Beauty

One perk of having a sister who has her own line of makeup brushes, is being able to get freebies. Well actually, nothing comes free for her (booo! =P), so I only got the free brushes in exchange for the multiply layout design of Bedazz. =P

My favorite from her line of brushes is the Stippling Brush:

Made of goat hair (the black part) and synthetic hair (white part), its bristles are quite dense, without compromising its softness (it’s amazingly soft!). It’s great for achieving an “airbrushed” look when applying liquid or cream foundation. In addition, I also use it to apply mineral foundation and blush, both of which generate promising results too!

I’m not too familiar with the MAC 187 Duo Fibre Stippling Brush (since I don’t own one), but I reckon this is pretty much a great alternative. At only Php700 (around USD14),  it’s so much more affordable! If we were talking about special deals, I’d say that this definitely tops all deals out there! Plus, unlike some of the other affordable brushes in the market, this brush does not bleed black dye when washing AT ALL! I no longer have to worry about staining my towels when laying them out to dry after washing. I just love it! :)

So, if any of you makeup junkies are looking for a good, yet affordable alternative to other expensive stippling brushes out there, I highly suggest that you guys try the Bedazz Stippling Brush. It won’t disappoint! :)

With my baby! <3