Wednesday, 19 December 2012

CANDYDOLL Base Makeup~♥

-peeks out from behind a wall-

Um, hi.


I've been really lazy lately ;<

But I'm back with a review! Today's product will be the CandyDoll Makeup Base and Mineral Powder~
These have been a staple in my makeup regime for a few months now and I'm ready to share my thoughts about them.
First up will be the CandyDoll Makeup Base in shade 01.
ingredients list :>
Before I talk about the product itself, let me gush over how cute the packaging is! The pink tube came housed in a pastel purple box with the brand name prettily printed at the top. I just love the way they printed the words and candy 
The tube itself however... I don't really like it. Maybe its the colour they chose or something but it kinda reminds me of those toy makeup which I would paint on my Barbie doll's face when I was a kid. Or the play makeup that smells like plastic.
Despite looking like play makeup, the product inside is pretty awesome. The makeup base comes out pink, but don't worry! you won't end up looking like Jigglypuff! It's texture is like cream, but more watery and it feels very light on your face.
When you spread it, it casts a slight pink-ish, white-ish tint which may be a turn off for some people. I like it though! Because it would make my face seem fairer and less yellow? (I'm Chinese) There are also many tiny shimmery particles in it. I'm not a big fan of glitter, but this product's glitter pieces are so small that i had a hard time picking it up with my camera... They are also mostly unnoticeable so no one cant really see them unless they are staring really intently at your face. However, the simmers would subtly make your face more radiant, which is a plus in my books.
The product contains 30 SPF which is enough for me if I'm only going to school or shopping with friends~ It would also save me some time as I would not have to put an additional layer of sunblock :D My makeup lasts all day when I wear this with the CandyDoll Mineral Powder!(which I will talk about later) When I get home from school or an outing trip, my makeup would look almost exactly like how I left the house! My nose would still be slightly oily, but its much better than when I was using the Skin79 Diamond All Day Sun Powder. 
The makeup base would also make the makeup products that i use afterwords more vibrant. I would usually apply the makeup base before the mineral powder, then contour and blusher. When I use this, I would only need to swipe the pan of the blusher and contour once for the colour to show. Whereas without it, I would need to swirl my brushes a few more times to get the desired colour.
The thing I don't really like about this makeup base is that it smells faintly of sunblock. It doesn't bother me much as it goes off after awhile but its just a small annoyance.
Each tube comes with 30g of product, which is quite expensive considering that I paid $30 for it. It retails at $37.90 at Watsons but I got it when CandyDoll was having a 20% discount ;D
I would probably repurchase this only when I go to Japan,where it would probably be cheaper.
Or when there is another sale. 
Overall, I would give this a 8/10

The next product that I will talk about is this:
Sorry for the blur picture! D;
ingredients again~
This powder came in the strangest box that i had ever seen.
The box opens from the top and when you peek inside, the round tub of powder would be waiting for you sitting on this weird "U" shaped cardboard thing. I don't know what purpose this piece of cardboard would serve, but I ignored it and eagerly took the tub out. The packaging was lovely as usual, as expected from Tsubasa! The black and white stripes made the box look really fun!

Now on to the "house" of the product~
The lid of the tub has the same black x white stripes as the box with the brand's name and candies printed in the middle. I really like the fonts! The tub itself was rather small, but felt slightly heavy. I think that this is because they used a thick plastic to make the tub, which can be seen from the second picture.

When you take off the lid, you would see that a puff is included and that the holes are sealed for hygiene purposes. The puff feels wonderful on my skin~ its so soft! I don't use it to apply the powder though, my trusty kabuki brush spreads the powder more evenly.

The holes are rather large, so tap gently to get the product out! or you'll end up with a big mess like me when I was too excited to start using the powder.

Here, you can see that the powder is very finely milled and extremely easy to blend. It has a yellow-y, beige-y tone so i this would probably suit Asian skin more.
When blended, the powder would give a slight beige tint so that it would set your base makeup without ruining the colour. This one has no glitter in it but if you are a fan of the shinnies, CandyDoll also has another version of this powder that has shimmers!
Paired with the CandyDoll makeup base, these products control oil very well as I only noticed slight shine on my nose at the end of the day.
The powder holds up really well as I didn't find myself needing to touch up during the day, so this product deserves a 9/10!
the only downside of this powder is the price. Its crazy expensive! I think that this retails at $33.90 at Watsons! No matter how I look at it, it doesn't really justifies the price tag so only get this in japan or when there's a BIG sale!

This would be the end of my review~
You can skip this part if you don't want to read about me rambling about my day with RUKA :D
Yesterday, Ruka and I went shopping at Plaza Singapura! Not the most exciting place in Singapore, but we wanted to visit the not-so-newly opened JRunway that opened on the 29th of October.
Excuse my messed up hair. Ruka looked really pretty here and we had a mini rainbow at the corner!
They have brought in many brands from Japan that we can usually see from magazines like popteen~ Brand that I saw include EMODA and VANQUISH. Ruka and I were really happy browsing through rows and rows of clothing, until we saw the price tag. There was a dress that I really liked but it cost SGD$139. O.O
I couldn't afford it at the moment as I'm saving up for my trip to Japan so I had to give it a pass ;<
Right at the end of the stare was a makeup and accessories corner. There is an area for you to try out the makeup and style your hair! Just like SBY in Japan!
After browsing several other store in Plaza Singapura and having some yummy takoyaki and bubble tea, we decided to get some soup at Mos Burger and just catch up.
just chilling~
 Our soup~
 Ruka and her pretty butterfly shirt~
...and some random guy at the back.
 me being a glutton
 Ruks's bag that he brother got her 
my new tattoo stocking thing
After awhile, it was time to go home so that the end of our day 

See you guys in my next post!(which would hopeful come soon ><)

makeup for the day~

Tuesday, 18 December 2012



My family and I recently went to Hong Kong for a short vacation. While I was there, we saw SO MANY SASAs. AND THEY WERE HUUUUUUUUGE.
They carry a lot more stuff than the Singapore ones I think.
Especially cute stuff. For example, I saw super cute rubber duckie shaped lip balms!
Didn't get them, though. I got the EOS one in Summer Fruit instead, for HKD 39. I'll do a review on it later...

On to the rest of my purchases. I got Dolly Wink #8 Pure Little lower lashes in the new,
revamped packaging. The packaging is in the style of the "otona" ones. I did a #11 review
from the otona series, if you want to check them out. This was HKD 105, about SGD 17.50, way cheaper than Watson's retail price of SGD 24.90.

the new packaging compared to the old one (inset)

Not sure if you can tell, but there are 2 different pairs of lower lashes in one box.
I have absolutely no idea why that is... Anyone knows? Leave a comment or something. I will probably review both of these separately in the future, but probably not too soon, since I still have an unopened box of #14s haha /:

The next thing I wanted was a gel liner. But, I didn't want a separate brush, cos I'd probably lose it and have to keep buying them. So I asked for one with an in-built brush, The saleslady recommended what I thought was the Cyber Colours one, which I've heard many good things about, like how black it is, but was not. It was a brand called Colour Combos, which I've actually never heard of. Nonetheless, it was only HKD 48, which is like SGD 8, so whatever, I'll give it a shot. I tested it in Sasa and it seemed pretty ok. This is actually the first gel liner I own, so I'm really looking forward to using it. The brush is attached to the cap, so you just pop it off, stick it to the cap with the brush facing out and use.

photo credit:
This is a Revlon product with a similar design

this is the Colour Combos one, with a size
comparison to my index finger

I also got a Shiseido eyelash curler after hearing that it was good. At HKD 72, or SGD 12, it was quite a splurge for a curler. But it is Shiseido and I lost my old SGD 5 one from Japan, so I figured might as well just give it a try.


I just randomly curled my lashes to test the shape of the curler and I am pretty impressed with it... Will do a review if I can.

So, this is a picture of my purchases, plus a free gift of a SKINLITE Strawberry Yoghurt Masque.

the Masque

(~*v*)~ jelly arms!!!

See you lot real soon!

Sunday, 25 November 2012

AFA 2012 :D

Hey y'all! In case you didn't guess from the colour, iiiiiiit's...


So anyway, this year, AFA Singapore happened on a pretty magical date,
10.11.12! Haha :D So, Riiko, Ruki, Riiyuki and I went together. The three of
them cosplayed Rin, Len and Luka from the Vocaloid song Bad End Night respectively.
I wanted to join in, but unfortunately, I had a wedding earlier in the day,
so I had expected to be reeeeeally late.

This was my make up, hair and outfit for the day!
I actually slept with braids in to get those curls.
Wearing my Dolly Wink #11 (my faves), and Heroine Make liquid eyeliner
 for which I previously did reviews on (check them out!).
Kept the make up pretty light.
Also wearing Tsubasa Masuwaka's range of Geo Princess Mimi contact lenses
in Sesame Grey (the monthly type)which I'll be blogging about next,
so do look forward to it!


Here are some edited pics from AFA!
( note: all pics TAKEN & EDITED from my iPhone 5, so quality may not be ideal, sorry /: )




Later on, we were joined by Jewell, another friend of ours. And guess what!!


 I actually have more Kaname pics, but he's always blocked... D; I think they did it on prupose cos taking photos were not supposed to be charged? I dunno.
In any case, I was basically hyperventilating at this point.
The picture is not zoomed in or anything, I was literally THAT CLOSE to him.
GAHHHHH -fangirls more-

All in all I had fun at AFA ^^ See you guys there next year?


Monday, 8 October 2012

Cheapskate Shopping

hello jello my squishy chickie friends (/*0*)/
iiiiiiiiiiiiit's RUKA!
So, as the title says, today is all about cheap, bargain deals that are wallet-friendly ^^
I'm not a guru on anything, these are just thoughts and experiences that I think work(:

PS. All photos are taken with my new iPhone 5!!!!! -excited-
haha #humblebrag over, sorry XD
singapore (streets/malls):
Far East Plaza
City Plaza
Bugis Street
SCAPE (or any other) Fleas & Warehouse Sales
I think that wherever we are, there are always places reputed for having astoundingly low prices, like factory outlets or specific streets like Bugis. The problem with these is the location tends to be less than ideal. Eg. Bugis street (1st floor) is pretty hot and crowded, and Far East/City Plaza buildings are quite old/run down. But I think this is good news for shoppers, since in my hapy jelly squishy wishy mind,
not ideal location = low rent = prices cheaper
Of course, quality is also an issue.That's why I rather buy mid to low prices items of a reasonable quality.
Recently I bought some stuff in Bugis with a friend that were pretty nicely priced.
Floral denim shorts -- $10
Purple lace dress -- $10
Striped jersey dress -- $10
Black elastic belt -- $5 (2 for $ 7/8 i think)
Black strappy sandals -- $19
The shorts were mine and i thought they were a pretty good buy, since usually,
FREE SIZE IS A LIE. For me, at least. I'm usually too tall for them (TAT)
One thing good about these is the elastic back, so it fits a much wider range of sizes. I saw several other pairs, but they were ranging from $15 - $30. So,
TIP 1: Scout around to find the best prices (Only if you can remember all the locations and prices! Also, timing is key, so make sure you return soon or the item might be gone)
When we bought the striped dress, the length on my friend was fine (no trying allowed), so she bought it. When we tried it though, it was slightly above mid-thigh. Lesson learnt,
TIP 2: Estimation
When trying is not allowed and you can only hold it up to your body to estimate, imagine it a few cm shorter. Depending on your body type, it can range from 2-3cm or 3-5cm. Eg. Bustier girls will need to account for the chest area more so than others. My estimate is around 3cm usually.
Next, on to fleas/warehouse sales:
One thing about fleas apart from crowds is the presentation. I have a pet peeve: A GIANT LUMP OF CLOTHES. I hate digging through them to find nice stuff cos the clothes tend to be crumpled and look less... buyable. It just irks me. But, if you don't mind, then you can dig and find really great buys there.
Contrary to popular belief, fleas DO NOT ONLY SELL USED ITEMS. Many stalls offer new stuff, not just second hand ones. Of course, the second hand stuff is usually cheaper.
So yeah. Today, we had a Kagayami outing again!! The theme was prints, so i wore the floral print shorts. I would normally pair it with a plain top like a black tank top, but since the theme was prints, i decided to go a bit over the top and pair it with a striped shirt, like this (^w^)v
My makeup for the day:
Skin79 Hot Pink BB Cream
Candydoll Powder in 01
K-Palette 1 day tattoo eyeliner in super black
Dolly wink # 1 top lashes
Candydoll Strawberry Pink blush (sorry, bad light, cannot see)
Benefit lip gloss (from the I'm glam therefore I am palette)
Pics of the outinggggggggggggggg C:

Camwhoring in the neoprint booth
At The Soup Spoon:

They make Riiko's bunny drink Gong Cha milk tea!!
Hope this helped? Hahaha BYEEE~~

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