Op Shop Costume Ball and Updates

Hi guys!

I hope you are getting back into the groove of things after a nice Easter long weekend :) I went for a little road trip down south of Western Australia over Easter, to a beautiful coastal town called Esperance. Because Esperance is so far away (900+km from Perth), we also stopped over at the not-so-nearby Albany (four hours drive away!) for a day so that our drive back up will not be too torturous. It still took us about 5 hours of nonstop driving over 400+km to get back to Perth, but the entire trip was so worth it! <3

Anyhoo, getting back to work on yesterday was so difficult – I think my brain only came back from Esperance today. I did post up some photos of the trip so if you’re interested to have a look you can hop over to my Instagram @hunnybunnysoph :)

So a couple of weeks back I went to an Op Shop Costume Ball, and I thought it would be something interesting to share! Basically because this is a charity ball, attendees are encouraged to pick out an outfit from the op shops and wear them to the ball. You could go in a crazy outfit or pick out pieces of clothing and do a mix-and-match (or mismatch) as long as they’re from the op shop.

Guess what I went as?

Op Shop Ball costume

To be honest I didn’t know what this costume was, it just looked like something from a Disney movie so I thought it would be a really fun to wear this. I did get quite a few comments saying I looked like a Disney princess, not bad for $12! :D

If you guys remember my review of the CLIO Gelpresso Waterproof Shadow here, I shared an eye make up look featuring the two products. That was actually taken half-way through my make up for this ball, so now I’m sharing the full make up look.

For the steps to the eye makeup, here it is! I used my Urban Decay Primer Potion on my eyelids before putting on the eyeshadows.

Naked Palette Eye Make up

From the Naked Palette: Sin, Naked and Buck. Eyeliner: CLIO Waterproof Pen Liner in Kill Black

As you already know, the next step was applying the CLIO Gelpresso Waterproof Shadow in Beer Pong on my lower lash line. I finished the eye make up with my KATE Volume Gel Mascara on my eyelashes.

I tried to take another selfie for a close up of my make up. Pardon the terrible lighting!

Finished make up look

All ready for the ball!

For my cheeks, I used my 3CE Face Blush in Love Filter to achieve a natural flushed look. For my lips, I used the Sephora Collection Rouge Cream Lipstick in Valentine 09. I won’t go in depth about this lipstick as I will be doing a review of it soon. All I can say is that I’m loving it heaps!

I’m not very creative when it comes to hairdos, so I did a french braid and pinned up the flyaway hair with some bobby pins. I pretty much braid my hair every time I need to get dressed up for some reason, I’m terrible with curling and making pretty upstyle dos :(

So that’s it for my Op Shop Ball make up and outfit share. I’m hoping to do more MOTD posts after settling into my new place (I’m moving house next weekend :O) but until then, I should be posting up a couple of reviews, favourites and maaaaybe a haul? Lol I really need some help for this shopping problem of mine ><

Tell me, do you guys go op shopping much?

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Beauty Haul: Singapore (Part 2)

Hello everyone!

Welcome back to my Beauty Haul: Singapore series, I hope you’re having a great week so far!

Thanks to my uncontrollable shopping urges, I returned to Perth with a whole heap of beauty products and they all couldn’t fit into one haul post! If you have missed out on the first half of the haul post, you can read all about it here :)

All the pretty little and not so little things! :)

#8 CLIO Kill Black Waterproof Pen Liner – I’ve been hearing quite a few positive reviews about this eyeliner and when I saw that Watsons has this I jumped onto the opportunity to try it out. I got it in Black but thinking back I probably should have gotten it in Brown. There is also a Brush Liner version of it but and there seems to be mixed reviews about which one is better. We’ll see…

#9 Sephora Collection Rouge Cream Lipstick in Valentine 09 – So I was walking around Sephora after grabbing my Naked Basics Palette and remembered a beauty blogger raving about Sephora lipsticks being creamy and longlasting and how she would never be able to live without them. I went to the lipsticks counter and began swatching a few shades of nudes and reds to see how they looked. Boy, was I blown away by them! I took them from the Rouge Cream range and they were indeed creamy and pigmented. They had so many beautiful shades on display that I had a difficult time choosing a colour. Bright red or reddish pink? How about bright pink or fuschia? Or a dark red? I swatched everything I loved and went up to one of the store assistants for her opinion and finally settled for Valentine. Have a look at its gorgeous colour:

Sephora Collection Rouge Cream Lipstick in Valentine 09

#10 CLIO Virgin Kiss Lipnicure in Crime Pink – This is one product that’s the classic example of “A Beauty Blogger made me buy this”! I read reviews online that it stays on your lips for ages and is very pigmented so I thought I’d give this a try. Although it is in liquid form in the packaging, once it is applied on your lips it dries and gives a matte finish. I got this in #3 Crime Pink which is kind of like a coral pink shade. I’m kinda into corals lately!

#11 Bourjois Twist Up The Volume Mascara in Ultra Black – Yup, another mascara. I have always loved Bourjois products and their mascaras are pretty good quality as well. I decided to get this because my current mascara is running out and just in case I end up not liking the CLIO Salon De Cara mascara I bought in this haul too :P

#12 Tony Moly Luminous Pure Aura CC Cream – I have been looking for the Supergoop! CC Cream after reading excellent reviews about it but after searching for it high and low I still couldn’t find it. I came across the Tony Moly Pure Aura CC Cream in the airport lounge by chance, tested it on my hand and it made my hand look brighter. It also felt pretty lightweight so I thought this could be worth a try :)

#13 Innisfree Best Loved Collection (Free gift) – I didn’t exactly purchase this pack, it was a free gift for signing up as a member with Innisfree shop Singapore when I got my Innisfree Volcanic Pore Clay Mask. I love this pack because I was browsing the shop before I went to the cashier and was pretty keen on the Green Tea Seed range as well as their Orchid range. Now I get to try these samples before purchasing the big sizes, and get a sweet travel sized volcanic pore clay mask tub. Score! :D

#14 CLIO Gelpresso Waterproof Shadow in No.1 Beer Pong – I’m pretty excited to start trying this out because I think it can be a very versatile product. It is marketed as an eyeshadow, with 5 other shades available, but you could definitely use it as an eyeliner as well. Honestly I was so tempted to get the other 5 shades along with it because all of them are just so beautiful! Beer Pong is a lovely champagne colour which I intend to use to brighten the lower lash line and inner corners of my eyes. I’ve always loved shimmery eyeliner looks and it seems like glitter eyeliner will be the look for 2015 so this should be a pretty good investment!

And that was everything I hauled back to Perth! Hope you enjoyed my little report :P There is quite a mix of Korean and Western make up products, and most of them are pretty affordable.

I would love to review and feature all of these soon but it will be difficult to get through all of them in a short time. Which ones are you most interested to see a review or feature of? Please leave a comment below and I will try out those products first :)

 

Stay pretty,

Soph

Beauty Haul: Singapore (Part 1)

Hi guys!

As you all know, I was in Singapore recently visiting relatives and friends over Chinese New Year and while I was there I decided to go on a massive beauty haul! Most of my items are from Watsons, a couple were from Sephora and the Innisfree shop in town. I kind of went nuts in Watsons (local drugstore) and had to pick and choose the items I really wanted cos I was afraid I’d exceed the baggage limit when I flew back.

And here they are, the beauty products that made it back with me to Perth!

All the pretty little and not so little things! :)

Because I have quite a few items and I didn’t want this post to go on forever, I have split this into two posts. I also didn’t have close up photos for every item but there will be reviews on most of the items in due time so I will leave the close up photos till then :D

#1 CLIO Salon De Cara Roll Brush Cara – This series of mascara by CLIO is inspired by hair tools that style your hair and claims to be able to curl your lashes in the same way. There are 3 types of mascara in this Salon De Cara range: Hair Roll Cara, Roll Brush Cara and Finger Cara. I chose the Roll Brush Cara because I wanted volume and curl with my lashes.

#2 Sephora Collection Daily Brush Cleaner – I actually came across this while queuing up for the cashier and since I was looking for a brush cleaner I thought I’d give this a try. Gotta love the way Sephora lines up little products along the waiting line to further entice me to part with my money! ><

#3 My Beauty Diary Black Pearl Mask 10pc Set and Arbutin Whitening Mask 10pc Set – I first came across the Black Pearl Mask from Raine’s review of them and had in mind to order them online to try. Just as I was making my way to pay for my basket of items in Watsons, I saw a shelf of My Beauty Diary masks on a promotion – 2 boxes for S$25! Each box retails at S$16.90 so I didn’t waste any time grabbing two boxes for myself. I felt very pleased after that haha.

#4 Maybelline Eye Studio Fashion Eyebrow 24H Coloring Mascara in Dark Brown – I was looking for the Maybelline Brow Drama Eyebrow Mascara initially but couldn’t find it anywhere in Singapore and saw this everywhere instead, so I thought this must be the version marketed in Singapore. Everything about it seems to be similar to the Maybelline Brow Drama, it also has a sculpting ball brush for shaping my brows. I’ve got black hair so I got this in Dark Brown with hopes of achieving a natural look with my eyebrows. I will definitely give this a try soon and put up a review of it.

#5 Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask – This is another highly raved item by Korean beauty fanatics and is said to contain 6020mg of Jeju Volcanic scoria and scoria capsules that gives a powerful pore cleansing and sebum control effect. Innisfree claims that it exfoliates dead skin cells and tightens pores, ensuring a clean, supple and healthy-looking skin. I’m looking forward to trying this too and see if it really does work.

#6 Sanrio characters Hand Sanitizers – Sorry guys, this is the most boring item in the basket. I just bought them because they were tiny and easy to carry around, plus they look so cute! Got them for only S$2.90 :D

#7 Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette – I’m sure this item needs no introduction, every one of you would have heard of this palette and some of you might even own one already! I know I’m late to the party but I was researching and comparing the other palettes I don’t already own and finally decided to go with the Naked Basics because the colours show up better on my Asian skin. I’m so excited to use this for an everyday office look and hopefully put up an MOTD with this palette!

Alright that’s 7 of 14 items for now, I will show you guys the other 7 items later on this week :)

What do you think of the products? Are there any products that you are interested in and would like me to do a review on? Please feel free to leave a comment in the box below, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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Have a lovely midweek,

Soph