Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Review of su:m37˚ Secret Essence and Sampling Day


Review of Su:m37˚ Secret Essence

A firm believer of the importance of facial essences & serums in my daily skincare routine, recently I have discovered a K-beauty brand that prides itself as the first in natural fermentation technology and incorporated a "secret" ingredient into its facial essence. 

For those who are not aware, su:m37˚ is a premium Korean skincare and cosmetics brand owned by LG Household and Healthcare. They are highly raved by skincare & makeup gurus on social media. And it is not hard to understand why...

su:m37˚ skincare products are created using traditional natural fermentation process without preservatives, artificial colours and fragrances. They take their brand so seriously that they built their very own Natural Fermentation Research Institute (NFRI), which is currently located in north-eastern part of South Korea - where all the magic happens! 

Fun Fact: 
Do you know why does the Korean beauty brand name ends "37˚?

The optimum temperature of fermentation is 37˚C. 

The essence that goes into every su:m37˚ product is derived from extracts of more than 80 types of herbs & plants that have been fermented in cedar barrels under 37 degrees celsius, for at least 365 days. These conditions have been proven to yield 16 times more beneficial probiotics than any artificially-driven process

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

NEW IN : L'Oréal Paris Makeup Designer Infallible Le Rouge, Lip Liner, Makeup Brushes Review and Demo


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As we usher into the third quarter of the year (wow, how time passes!) L'Oréal Paris Singapore introduces their latest makeup additions and completes the ever-popular Infallible range with their Infallible Le Rouge and Infallible Never Fail Lip Liner.

L'Oréal Paris Makeup Designer Infallible Le Rouge, Lip Liner, Makeup Brushes Review and Demo

There are 10 shades in Infallible Le Rouge range, covering from bold pinks, everyday nudes to bright reds/oranges, with matching lip liners - 6 shades of Infallible Never Fail Lip Liner.

Infallible Le Rouge (S$23.90)

L'Oréal Paris Makeup Designer Infallible Le Rouge, Lip Liner, swatches

L'Oréal Paris Makeup Designer Infallible Le Rouge, Lip Liner swatch

10-hour long-wearing & moisturising lipsticks formulated with Vitamin E, and claims to stay on lips after meals. Lipstick application finishes with a satin creamy sheen, and dries up to semi-matte  finish after colour sets on the lips. So yep, this is unlike their previous launches which were mattes.

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The star shade of Infallible Le Rouge is #212 Rambling Rose - a vibrant pinkish-red with neutral undertones, universally flattering colour for most skin tones. Matching lip liner in Rose.

Infallible 6 Hour Never Fail Lip Liner (S$14.90)

L'Oréal Paris Makeup Designer Infallible Le Rouge, Lip Liner review

L'Oréal Paris Makeup Designer Infallible Le Rouge, Lip Liner Review and Demo
L'Oréal Paris Makeup Designer Infallible Le Rouge, Lip Liner, Makeup Brushes Review and Demo

At last, a reputable drugstore beauty brand comes up with good quality lip liners attached with in-built sharpener! Boasting of 6 wearable shades and here's the recommended shade chart for their complementary Infallible Lip colours:

BROWN - 737
ROSE - 212, 519.
NUDE - 423
RED/WINE - 337
MAUVE - 741
PLUM (Available in July) - 712

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Intrigued with the gorgeous lip liner shades, I was further impressed by how creamy and smooth the Infallible Lip Liners are. Colors are beautiful enough on its own & non-drying to use alone as a lipstick. Depending on individual's level of creativity, these liners can also be mixed with lipsticks to create ombre lips or to achieve your own unique lip colour. 

With a lip liner, it's so much easier to manipulate your lips to produce a fuller or thinner effect, and of course change up the shape of your lips a little if you know how! (View helpful video tutorials on L'Oréal Paris Singapore YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTZ6tVq0OLk )

On the other end of the spectrum, I wished I could like Infallible Le Rouge the same way I adore the lip liners. Their claims of 10-hour longevity and "non-transferablity" needs to be looked into. Most of the Infallible Le Rouge colours wore off  from my lips after a meal, BUT the lip liners in the darker shades stayed on much better! One positive thing about Le Rouge is, the variety of shades did not disappoint as usual - I love vibrant, flattering and happy shades and L'Oréal Paris Makeup Designer excels at producing such; and for this particular range, the creamy lipsticks feels hydrating to wear throughout the day.

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L'Oréal Paris Makeup Designer Makeup Brushes Review and Demo

L'Oréal Paris Makeup Designer also launches their range of makeup brushes in Singapore this month.

A collection of 8 brushes made from synthetic hair (Yay! Cruelty-free!) - this collection completes your entire makeup regime, covering from base makeup to eye and lip makeup: 

Foundation Brush (S$24.90)
Kabuki Brush (S$32.90)
Blender Brush (S$17.90)
Powder Brush (S$21.90)
Blush Brush (S$16.90)
Duo-Ended Sculpting Brush (S$29.90)
Lip Brush (S$14.90)
Eyeshadow Brush (S$13.90)

L'Oréal Paris Makeup Designer Makeup Brushes Review and Demo
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It's not hard to tell that my favourite among the lot is the Duo-Ended Sculpting Brush!


Shopping for affordable and high-quality synthetic makeup brushes can be a chore sometimes. Currently, there seems to be a limited offering of good synthetic brushes in the beauty market. Many luxury, high-end brushes are made from animal hair; so to find high-performing brushes which do not compromise your personal values is somewhat a refreshing notion. :)

L'Oréal Paris Makeup Designer brushes feel super soft on the skin, yet they are crafted with hairs dense enough to pick up powders and deliver smoothly onto skin. The sizes & shapes of the brushes fit facial contours perfectly, making them effortless to use! On an everyday basis, I find myself neglecting my high end synthetic brushes for these (honestly and surprisingly). Haha!

Faithy's Recommendation: Don't miss the retractable Lip Brush and Duo-Ended Sculpting Brush!
Both brushes make darling travelling companions; major score for the sculpting brush which can double up as a foundation brush on one end!

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Dior Addict Lip Tattoo and Dior PumpNVolume Mascara Review, Swatch and Video Demo

Dior Addict Lip Tattoo and Dior Pump'N'Volume Mascara Review, Swatches and Demo

This Spring/Summer 2017, Dior Makeup introduces many goodies and pretties as per previous years. What struck me the most weren't their eyeshadow quads (which in all honesty are really gorgeous collectibles), but these two items - Dior Addict Lip Tattoo and Dior Pump'N'Volume Mascara.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

My Current Top 10 Essences and Serums For Every Skin Condition


top 10 Essences and Serums For Every Skin Condition
Toners, essences and serums are an integral part of an effective daily skincare routine, whether or not you're into the Korean 10-step skincare routine. 

For those of us who don't have the luxury of time, amongst the three, try to not skip essences or serums before your moisturiser. Use at least 1! They are the ones which aid cell turnover and target skin concerns (regenerate, repair, firm, whiten and basically heal & provide us with the kind of effects we want for our skin). Your usual toner & moisturiser will not be sufficient if you want some changes to your current skin condition - they only maintain it.

Monday, 5 June 2017

NARS Liquid Blush Orgasm: Review, Swatch and Demo Video

NARS Singapore has just brought in a series of Limited Edition rouges - a new variation in textures of their most iconic blush shade, Orgasm.

I swatched all three at the counters and honestly, my interest was only piqued when I smeared the Liquid Blush on the back of my hands. Instant love!!

NARS Liquid Blush Orgasm Review Swatch and Demo

In the U.S, NARS Liquid Blush offers four different shades. Unfortunately for Singapore, we currently only can purchase the Orgasm shade from local stores.

NARS Liquid Blush Orgasm Review Swatch and Demo

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Pepperkoko GSS 2017: Promo code FAITH10

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Great Singapore Sale is round the corner! Are you excited yet? 

GSS is the time I stock up on my clothings, especially Summer wear since it is all year round Summer in Singapore. Recently, I was introduced to a popular online shopping site www.pepperkoko.com.sg. Pepperkoko Singapore spoils us with a wide range of apparels with styles adopted from the Taiwan, Japan and Korea’s fashion scene, with quality & comfort at pocket-friendly prices!

Why shop at Pepperkoko Singapore?

  1. Affordability - average of SGD20-40 per piece of apparel.
  2. Good quality and comfort
  3. Items arrive accurately as depicted on the website
  4. Fast Shipping - within 2-3 days
  5. Woman apparels, lingerie, shoes, accessories, kids wear, mens wear - they have a huge variety!
  6. Sizes go from S to XXXXL!
  7. Ease of use on the website
  8. Returns within 14 days. More HERE.

I ordered 3 pieces of apparel and 1 necklace (Total cost = SGD105.40). ALL of them exceeded my expectations in terms of quality, comfort and how well they fit me.

Destroyed Denim Jacket + Layered Tulle Long Skirt Suede

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Button Down Peek Shoulder Drawstring Dress 

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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Lazada GSS Sale and Unboxing of Lazada X Astalift Beauty Box (Promo Code at the end)

How many of you have shopped on Lazada before? Hands up! 

I have, definitely, on numerous occasions. Watches, clothing, electronics, collagen drinks... whatever you can conceive in your mind, I have done my (window) shopping there. 

I am pretty sure many of you did too!

By now, you'd know you can get all sorts of stuff on Lazada... But DO YOU KNOW? To help you get the most bang for your buck, this year GSS, Lazada has planned out many promotional activities!! 

For the period of 6th-8th June:
  • Discounts up to 90% off
  • Vouchers up to $100 off
  • Crazy Flash Deals every 2 hours
  • Surprise Boxes will be back in-stock again!

The nice folks at Lazada Singapore knows me best, and decided to send me a Surprise Box containing my number 1 passion, beauty products - Lazada X Astalift Beauty Box!

Eager to see what are the stuff in my surprise box? Let's do this!!