HELP!!! Miniskirt Issues

Agonising over whether I should make the purchase.


4.90 bucks only, but my parents would probably kill me for this hahaha.

And I’m kinda broke already… I need to save up some more money for the five bottles of O.P.I I’m eyeing!!


Lookie here!!

Tell me if it’s worth it :/

I’m deliberating between 5 (navy blue), 6 (boring but practical black), and 8 (wine red)

 

 

VOV Apple Nails in Blue, Green, Orange, Yellow

Hi guys!

I have a super long post for y’all today, chock-full of pictures because being a very irritable reader of numerous other beauty and makeup bloggers who don’t bother showing us how the product looks on their faces/ etc.

It really gets me when they just swatch the lipstick or blush on the back of their hand and expect us to know how it looks like in real life??

Seriously!

Anyway, I’ll be reviewing VOV Apple Nails which I purchased on the Qoo10 global site here (see the new link at the bottom of the post) for 1.40 SGD each. Such a steal right? Sadly, the shipping cost to Singapore is equivalent of two nail polishes :(((( and the moment you exceed 4 items, they DOUBLE your shipping fee. *@#!$!!

A shot of all the polishes~

And of the individual bottles!

And to see how the colours turn out when applied.. 

 So basically all of them look a tad bit darker in real life than in the bottle.

But when I look at the pictures now the difference doesn’t look that obvious. Hmm.

Maybe it’s a trick of the light when I look at it in real life, then.

 So I was lazy, and just painted over my green and yellow nails for this review 😛

I didn’t bother cleaning up the sides (sorry) because I have school tomorrow!!

Here is the photo taken off the site of all the colours.

The colours are really quite true to the picture.

 

 

Verdict

 

Application:

Generally quite easy to apply, but the first layer is extremely runny (especially for green and yellow) and you need at least three coats.

Yellow and green are brushstroke-prone i.e. you can see your brushstrokes so a smoothing top coat is a must for these two colours. Orange and blue gives me less trouble, possibly because they are darker in hue.

Consistency:

First layer is extremely runny, as mentioned above (especially for green and yellow) and you need at least three coats.

I’d advise you to apply a thicker layer at one go, to reduce the brushstroke problem. When I lifted the almost-dripping brush from the bottle and slapped the polish on the polish stayed really well and didn’t run off. It was done in seconds with no need for a second coat.

Colour:

I love green best, followed by… yellow, then blue, and my least favourite is orange because it is not as pastel as I had hoped (like how it looked in the bottle), though it’s still pretty… just a bit neon. I’m dreaming of doing tiger nails with it!

Green and yellow looks really pastel and I’m happy 🙂

I might get a lighter blue next time, but this is actually not bad.

Rating:

8.5/10 overall! I might have given a 9 if the colour for orange and blue were lighter and the consistency of yellow and green were better…

I think it’s really worth every penny though!

I mean, for 8.50 SGD I can only buy a bottle of China Glaze, or a bottle of O.P.I without the shipping charge of $1 😦 (OPI is impossible to get at 8.50 SGD awww)

I’m not sure if I should get the pink. But I’m looking for a really pretty, light pastel pink, and I don’t want it to turn out like the orange.

Purple just looks gross in the picture.

Maybe I should get the pink and the three nail care bottles (top coat, base coat, essence) just to expand my collection!

Did I mention how awfully cute the bottles are?? You can even see tree bark patterns!! SQUEAAAAAAL!!

*surrounded by tons of excited faces*

TRY IT OUT FOR YOURSELF FOLKS! 

The seller has stopped selling these nail polishes 😦 too bad! I’ll keep you guys posted if I can find a shop with similar prices. I’m quite sad because these are so bloody cheap!

I FOUND IT!!!!

HAHAHAHA. Go here for the new link. They’ve increased the price by 10 cents and the shipping by 10 cents… Seriously. Someone must’ve tipped them off!

 

Online Shopping… all under $5.

I think Qoo10 is out to bankrupt me.

Honestly, how can you resist products like these??!!

And so cheap too! (but if you’re buying them all, like me, they’ll add up to a lot)

 

On my ‘Must-Buy’ List:

 

1) Guardian Angel Alarm Keychain- 4.90 SGD

My mum’s getting this for my sister and me.

She says we need it in case any pedo old men get near. And I kinda agree cos’ I seem to be a favourite with pedo old men ._.

I’m kinda skeptical about the quality but I’ll be sure to tell you guys about it when I get it! It’d better not die on me during a crucial time~

 

 

 

2) Silicon coin/key pouch- total 3.20SGD (2.70 SGD + 0.50 SGD shipping)

 

 

 


3) Stamp collections- 3.90 SGD

 


4) More stamp collections!! – 5.90 SGD

okay, okay, fine… this exceeds 5 bucks. But not by much!!

How can you resist such awesomeness??

(I’m getting the Happy Life Stamp Set)

 


5) Stamp Ink Pens for precise colouring- 1.90 SGD

 

6) LED Candle Nightlight- 2.90 SGD

I ABSOLUTELY WANT THIS but be warned, it’s kinda puny.

9.6cm x 4.6cm (height x width)

I’m getting the yellow light one!

 

 

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Stuff I’m still hesitating to get:

 

1) Bullet Ice Tray/ Chocolate Mould- 4.90 SGD

So cool and awesome and all, but… would I use it?

(hopefully I can coax my mum into getting it)

 

 

 

 

 

2)And its (not-as-nice) counterpart, the ring ice tray and chocolate mould- 4.90 SGD

(not getting this though)

 

 

3) Couple doggy earphone winder- 4.50 SGD

(undecided because my bf might not use it)

 

 

 

4) Taiyaki earphone winder. Impossibly cute but I don’t need that many earphone winders anyway- 1.90 SGD

 

 

 

 

5) LED Reading light. Not sure if I should get this because my mum only reads stuff on her iPad- 4.20 SGD

 


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Buy all these awesome gifts at:

 

http://list.qoo10.sg/item/Qoo10GIFT-IDEAS-UNDER-5Qoo10/408277826

(click here for quick link- for the quirky items)

 

or 

 

http://list.qoo10.sg/item/Qoo10SCRAPE-BOOKING-TOOLS-SPECIAL-STAMPSQoo10/409164272

(click here for quick link- for the stamp sets)

 

I’m not advertising for the website, mind you.

I just wanted to share all these awesome gift ideas- quirky, but so cheap!

The sale might not be there anymore though :/

 

 

The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Face Wash and Toner

I have more time today!

I shall review The Body Shop’s Tea Tree Skin Clearing Face Wash and Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner today~

I have been putting this review off since God knows when, so I shall finally get down to it today ._.

 

Unfortunately, I have finished off all the contents so you’ll have to satisfy yourselves with a not-so-personalised web image from The Body Shop 😦

 

I’ll add my own pictures when I repurchase hahaha!

(that statement should tell you how great this product is)

 The facial wash is very mild, non-soapy, so you may feel that you don’t get the ‘squeaky-clean’ feeling from this cleanser if you have very oily skin. What I usually do is wash my face with some other cleanser (any one is fine, just make sure you get all the dirt out) then continue with this facial wash and make sure it reaches every inch of your face (don’t forget the chin!) and rub thoroughly (and gently).

After washing off, you’ll have a super refreshed skin and your skin will feel fresh and tingly! Some people say that it stings, but I have no issues with the cleanser. It’s only the toner that may sting. I think that’s part of its job anyway- if it stings, it means its doing its job and killing off all the pimple bacteria!

Now on to the toner. You know most toners now are touting the wonderful properties of salicylic acid and what it does etc etc.? (like my E.L.F zit zapper)

Well, the toner contains naturally-occuring salicylic acid in the willow bark extract this toner has (you have to shake the container as the willow bark will settle at the bottom, it’s a whitish layer). You can’t really see this in the picture above but pop in to any The Body Shop store, you can see it for yourself.

But I digress. Anyway, the weird thing about this toner is that it heats up then cools after application, so you get a warm feeling on your face and you get such pretty red cheeks 🙂 I think it’s waaaay cool! Your skin will tingle a bit. Of course if you lather this toner on directly it will feel like you have first-degree burns or something, that’s why you should follow the instructions on the bottle and use a piece of cotton wool and cloth. I was naughty and just slapped it on directly the first time- and my face felt like it was on fire for the first five seconds! I do that still in the morning when I really need a little waking up, but DO NOT FOLLOW ME if you have sensitive skin.

Anyway, after I started using this range my blackheads have subsided and my pimples subside quicker. You may feel that your pimples look reddish after using the toner, but they will disappear almost overnight! I think there is sodium lauryl sulfate in this though, which makes me a trifle uneasy- you know how people say putting toothpaste on zits will make them better and how your face burns and yet feels cool to the touch? This toner is exactly like it, so I’m wondering if that is the work of sodium lauryl sulfate ._. Hmmmm.

I like how your face feels matt after applying the toner ^^

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Loves: Heating feeling, cooling feeling

Hates: Only small issues, like how the bottle is quite big >< so you’ll have to take a chance and go for it!

Rating: 8.5/10

Would I purchase it again?: Yes, I will 🙂

Pricing: 20.90 SGD

Try Also: Tea Tree Oil, 18.90SGD to effectively target zits! (award-winning)

The Face Shop Lovely ME:EX Nails (Red RD301 & Lavender PP401)

 

Hi guys!

All ready for Chinese New Year?

If not, get into the mood with this gorgeous red nail polish from The Face Shop!

(Lovely ME:EX3 Paint Nails RD301)

 

 

 

I got it in the Xmas gift sets on sale for $14.90, with another nail polish and the Mini Pet Hand Cream, which is my ultimate favourite hand cream now! (I even use it when my hair gets too dry sometimes because it is a hassle to bring leave-on hair conditioner)

I’ll review it some other time. I actually have an extra pot of Mini Pet hand cream that I’m putting up for sale (see my ‘for sale’ link on the Nav Bar)

I noticed The Face Shop outlets have not been stocking much of them nowadays… Hopefully they don’t discontinue them ;-;

Check out all the colours  here. I’ve provided links to the two colours too, just click on them ^^

Anyway, I really like the feel of these nail polishes, quick to dry, and goes on smoothly. Of course, slower hands might result in a goey texture (like dough) so make sure each coat goes on- fast!

I like to apply a thin layer first over a base coat (it still looks really great even if you’re not bothering to apply a base coat) so my clumsy skills don’t let it trickle over the sides.


The colour is really solid through, not like those lousy nail polishes that need thousands of coats to look solid. Of course I’m exaggerating. But you know what I mean. I love Liole, but they are so watery I can’t be bothered to wait for each layer to dry.

 

(look at my failed quick attempt)

 

 

 

 

To be fair, I took like 5 seconds on each nail, just for a demo. I’m not THAT sloppy when I do my nails.

The colour is just plain gorgeous :3

I know some of you might think- ‘ick, that colour is for old ladies and power career women’, but give it a try!


I’ve been sticking to boring colours like biege and pink for god knows how long, then my friend shocked me up by buying this dark blue nail polish from O.P.I because she told me she was tired of watching me put on nail polish that didn’t look like I put on nail polish (God bless her). And guess what?
 

I loved it.

And I am way more adventurous now, so when I saw the gift set I thought, ‘Well, why not?’

If you are still a bit wary of bright colours, this muted purple will suit you well. It’s still feminine and girly, but not too boring or plain.


(Lovely ME:EX3 Paint Nails PP401)

 

 

 

 

I just loooooooove the texture.

 

 

 

Pretty yeah? This is so going on my toes!

 

Tell me what you think 🙂

 

I think I’ll get the Nail Dot Pen next!

 

 

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Loves: Texture, colour… almost everything!

 

Hates: It gets gooey after awhile and sometimes it leaks to the sides, so I put two thin layers. Nothing much to complain about.

 Rating: 9/10

 Would I buy it again?: Yep, I love this range! But I won’t buy the exact same colours (duh)

Pricing: Not too sure, but I saw it on offer once, 3 for 10SGD

The Body Shop Ginger Sparkle Body Butter

Today, I’ve decided to deviate from masks and review The Body Shop’s Ginger Sparkle Body Butter!

Although Christmas is over, The Body Shop has yet to clear their Christmas displays, and post-Christmas sales are always worth waiting for! (most shops do it to clear stock)(I will upload pictures when my DSLR is back from repairs. Long story. Meanwhile, satisfy yourself with a picture I took from Google. Many apologies!)

 

The main components of this body butter are:

Ginger root extract

Shea Butter (Community Fair Trade)

So, if you have been eyeing the Shea Body Butter for some time but want a clean, rich scent, this alternative should do well!

It is suited for all skin types, so this is not as oily or greasy as some of the heavy, ‘for dry skin’ body butters.

The label on the container states 24 hours (is that how long the moisturising effect lasts for? Or that you can use it any time?)

 

I can understand why they call this ‘Ginger Sparkle’. When you take a whiff of it, you inhale a sharp, spicy scent, and you can’t help but take another sniff. Truthfully, I bought it for the scent rather than its moisturising properties. 😛

 

Anyway, after I rubbed it into my skin (calves), it really provided a lot of moisture without being too oily or greasy. It sinks in easily and I love the smooth, soft feeling your skin attains. I moved around a lot, so that may be why the ‘moisturised’ feeling lasted for only two hours. The scent easily lasted up to 6 hours in comparison, becoming more subtle as it wore off.

The smell is heavenly but for some people, it might seem a bit strong. A little goes a long way! I usually rub it at the pulse points and a little at the back of my neck when I go out. If you adore this scent and would like to wear it out, I would suggest you apply it 30 minutes before you go out for a more subtle scent! It smells like gingerbread and vanilla and bakeries… YUM!

 

Sadly, there are no cheaper alternatives online as The Body Shop does not distribute their products to other stores. However, there are 20% off sales ongoing, and I managed to get it cheap in Brunei! There are similar sales in other countries where the Body Shop has set up stores, and I’m sure that even if this is not for you, you can easily find something else you like among the three new Xmas flavours: 

Vanilla, Ginger Sparkle and Cranberry! Cranberry has a more mature smell, and Vanilla smells like butter and bakeries. Good enough to eat! I didn’t buy it because I didn’t want to smell like a cake ._. 

 

My boyfriend likes this scent, too, and as it is not exactly a girly scent, why not let your man borrow it? Of course, everyone has their own tastes, and this may not be for everyone. Do head to your nearest Body Shop store to try it out!

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Loves: Scent, mosturising but not oily/greasy, sinks in well

Hates: The smell might be too strong for your tastes, so use sparingly or apply and wait a bit before going out

Rating: 7.5/10

Would I buy it again?: This will last for a long, long time. I can’t wait for next year’s Christmas scents! No point buying the same thing twice anyway if it lasts for a long time

Price: Around 21.50 BDN in Brunei (currency equal to Singapore) after 20% discount. And I didn’t use the membership card so members, an additional 10% off! It is more expensive in Singapore, 32.90 SGD if I am not wrong which comes to around 26.30 SGD after discount (membership discount not included in calculations). This makes this cheaper than all the other body butters!! Yay!