This is my favorite nail polish of all times! I got so much compliments from friends, colleagues and even customers when I have this on. Applies on smoothly and dries fast. I hate when nail polish dries really slow even when I soak my nails in iced water to speed up the drying process. This dries into a nice shimmery and shiny finish even without topcoat. I don't really put base coat because it takes too long and my nail polish would chip no matter what, so I apply this for a week before cleaning it up and repainting it or changing to a new nail color. It applies on really well with just one coat. Best nail polish brush ever! The Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear nail polish brush suck to the max in comparison to this because this really covers up your nails really nicely. This complements my medium yellow-toned skin so well! Just a nice pop of color! And I generally like teal on me. I work really well with teal nail polish or teal eye make-up!
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in Sugar Bare
raggie92 9/28/2011 9:02:00 AM
It's a pretty peachy pink to wear. I'm not fair-skinned, and this nail polish suits fair-skinned ladies better. I say chipping is pretty minimal if you top it off with a top coat. I find it lasting quite well despite I don't have base coat or top coat on with this nail polish. It takes a while to dry even when I soak my fingers in ICED water to speed up the drying. It's very hard to find this shade now, I believe. Sally Hansen shouldn't discontinue it, it's such a pretty shade to wear. It is a little prone to knocks and such when it doesn't fully dry, but it's a great shade to wear out on a casual day.
Top/Base Coats -Sally Hansen - Diamond Strength Diamond Shine Top and Base Coat
raggie92 9/28/2011 8:54:00 AM
Well, to be honest, I never tried many top coats and I was looking for one that multitasks as a base coat as well. This is a terrible product. Maybe you get really good smooth finishes at your first go at this product, but then it starts to bubble at the next few tries. It's really REALLY THICK, and hard to spread out. It makes my nails look awful. Don't even bother trying this product. I'm totally regretting why didn't I read reviews first for this. I can totally understand the negative reviews here. Definitely a no on repurchase of this product, I would rather spend a little bit more on O.P.I
Lotions/ Creams -Vaseline - Aloe Cool & Fresh light body lotion
raggie92 9/26/2011 10:13:00 AM
I didn't even buy this product, my sister bought a HUGE bottle with the pump and barely used it despite she has drier body skin than I do. /We have oily facial skin though. And then she left for UK for her final year of studies, leaving the huge bottle to me to use. I usually use it as a hand cream because my hands or rather my fingers tend to get a little dry and then it became a little hard for me to type things because I'm too conscious over my drying fingers. I slap on some, and it absorbs really quick and SMELLS REALLY FRESH. I also use this as a foot cream because it makes my feet smells damn good while keeping it moisturised. I use this on my arms and legs whenever I want to smell nice and fresh. The bad side of Vaseline body lotions, they don't tend to last really long especially in terms of the scent. I usually slap on a little extra whenever I want the smell to linger a little longer. Repurchase, a definite yes, but I have such a huge bottle to finish first.
Lotions/ Creams -Vaseline - Healthy White Skin Lightening Lotion
raggie92 9/26/2011 10:05:00 AM
This smells really good actually, but the smell doesn't linger. Some might not like the smell, but I absolutely LOVE it. This body lotion absorbs into the skin quickly and keep my skin moisturized. I tend to get dry skin right after I finished showering and dried myself off. This lotion instantly fixed the tightening feel I had and leave me nicely smelling for the night. I also use this during the day but I switched to the other Vaseline lotion which claims to triple what this does. Well, I'm not too sure about the lightening portion because I switch my body lotion every single night. I alternate between this and Vaseline Aloe Fresh lotion. I would not really repurchase this because I would want the triple lightening one instead of this.
This concealer, it's good but not VERY GOOD or the BEST. It offers 3 shades which can be kinda hard if your skintone is smacked right in the middle of the shades. I usually use shades 2 and 3. This concealer slides off easily during the day despite I set it with a powder. The packaging is quite nice, and hygienic since it's a squeeze tube. I usually pat it on with my fingers on my undereye area if I'm wearing powder foundation only. I will mix a tiny amount of concealer with a little of my BB cream and apply it with my Ecotools concealer brush if I'm wearing liquid foundation and needs extra coverage. This concealer is special because it's one of the few liquid concealers you can find in Singapore's drugstores. It's quite smooth and covers fairly well. If you find the concealer cakey, maybe you haven't been blending it out well enough. I usually pat the spot where I applied concealer to blend it out further to ensure a smooth finish. I would definitely repurchase this concealer because it's good enough for everyday. And one tube can last REALLY long.
This is my holy grail powder foundation. I mean, no drugstore foundation in Singapore could ever compare to this. (The ones I've tried are really crap compared to this) They reformulated the foundation a year or 2 years ago, and let me just say, it's really much better as compared to the old formula. It's less cakey and a lot smoother. It gives a nice matte finish despite it fades throughout the day eventually. Oil control isn't the best, but blotting sheets and a light touch up would fix it. I usually prime my face and pat this on with a wet sponge if I don't want to wear liquid foundation or BB cream. I will then lightly brush off any excess with my Ecotools blush brush because it's quite big and fluffy. Or I would use this to set my liquid foundation or BB cream which I usually do everyday. (I wear Maybelline's BB cream everyday to school) The new formula covers up pores better without sinking in, and offers a radiant finish despite the matte finish. I would definitely repurchase this, because it's one powder foundation that never break me out and offers a poreless finish.
I tried so many lash glue because I'm very used to wear falsies most of the time. This is the lash glue that lasts well. I have the one in white. I don't like the squeeze tube sometimes because I always dispense a little too much product needed for the lashes. This lash glue works the best for me out of so many lash glue I tried. This stays intact and waterproof/sweatproof all day long. I would definitely buy this product again.
The one I have is with the gold packaging. To be honest, I don't like this eyeliner, just because it is not waterproof. It is smudgeproof if applied with a primer underneath. This is not the eyeliner for if you want a stark black eyeliner. Well, I just simply don't use it very often, unless it's for school or I am going out for a short while. I would rather invest in a waterproof liquid eyeliner,more than this. I got this eyeliner during a promotion at my local drugstore, which is 15 SGD. Not too shabby, but I personally would spend a few more bucks to get a Japanese brand eyeliner which is tested and proven to be waterproof.
Lip Gloss -Clinique - Glosswear for lips in Kissyfit
raggie92 7/31/2011 11:30:00 AM
This is my favorite lipgloss when I want to go for something really bright and bold. It's a really nice electric pink. It is longlasting glosswear, so stickiness is a definite for this lipgloss. I don't hate the stickiness. In fact, I like it because it adheres to my lips BETTER. That's why it lasts longer on your lips. You can definitely layer this gloss for more color. I usually top this gloss over Revlon's Mauve it Over and you get a really pretty pink lips that looks great on most skintones. I got this in a sample size from my mother, and she definitely don't use lipglosses, and this is such a bright shade. I will definitely buy the full-size on for this shade, because it's so GOOD.
This is my go-to eyeshadow for a really light look. The eyeshadow is creamy and pigmented. It's not exactly too coppery-toned. It has a nice touch of pink tones and heavy shimmers in it which makes it so wearable for everyday use. You cannot go wrong with this eyeshadow shade, pop it on your lids with a dark brown crease and one coat of mascara would make a very pretty look. The shimmers are very fine, so it's no problem. I also use this sometimes to be a highlighter for my cheeks, when I want to amp up my look a little. I would definitely repurchase this item. I got this eyeshadow from my mother, because she don't use eyeshadows for work anyway.
Skincare - Body -Unlisted Brand - Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Gel
raggie92 7/30/2011 10:03:00 AM
I initially bought this to make my own face primer, but this product works wonderfully. This works as a primer,moisturizer and a product to soothe irritated skin. I love it because it mattifies my oily skin and keep shine at bay. Downside, is that it gets a little sticky if applied in thick layers so just keep it thin and you get a really nicely primed face. I would definitely buy this product again, in the large squeeze tube. Just to make more primers.
I think it's a trial and error product for everyone. All products aren't meant to be suited for everyone. I like this primer because it really does dries fast and keep my eye make-up fresh. The only thing I didn't like is the packaging. The wand isn't longer enough to scrap out the product on the bottom and from the sides. I had to melt the product down a little like how you save lipglosses to get a little more product. It's definitely a good primer, but I don't know if UDPP can be skipped because of this primer. I haven't try UDPP before because I simply can't afford it yet, so I can't judge if this primer is any better than UDPP. I would say this is a good product to try or invest in if you are in a tight budget and wants an eyeshadow primer to prime your lids. This works well for oily-lids. I don't have extremely oily lids, but this primer keeps my eyeshadow vibrant. I would definitely repurchase it because it is a good product for a student.
This eyeliner is creamy and pigmented. It glides easily to get a smooth line. The downside, this dries really quickly over time even capped after getting some product onto the brush. For anyone who doesn't want to waste the product could add a tiny bit of rubbing alcohol or just water in it. Cap it and let it sit for 24 hours. It will be nice and creamy again. Sadly, this product isn't very smudgeproof after 3 hours of wear. Waterproof, perhaps. I definitely will buy this again just because I like gel liners more than any other liners.
Makeup Brushes -Essence of Beauty - Deluxe Duo Set for Face
raggie92 7/29/2011 9:53:00 AM
I don't love or hate this brush set, just because it works nicely for days I want to keep my make-up light. Foundation/Concealer duo brushes: I like applying my Revlon Colorstay with the foundation brush and it gives me a smooth finish. It doesn't shed much but it could be slightly streaky. Nothing like fingers' warmth couldn't fix to blend it out. I'm not very into the concealer brush because I don't apply concealers very often unless I am going for photoshoots. And I personally prefer having a stiffer brush to apply cream concealer for my lips area. This concealer brush is very soft, and ideal to blend out concealer or streaky marks that foundation brush misses. Blush/Powder duo brushes: This is my favorite brush duo to be honest, despite the negative reviews. The blush brush is fluffy enough to blend out and deposit the right amount of blush on my apples. And the powder brush, I use it more as a contour brush because it fit perfectly on the hollows of the cheeks. Swirl a small amount of bronzer or contour blush and apply the product on the hollows with small circular motions and you get really natural contoured face. The downside is that both brushes sheds rather badly during deep cleansing. Eyeshadow/Blending duo brushes: I'm not a big fan of this duo, just because the blending brush is really too big and the eyeshadow brush sheds alot. I don't really use this brush set because I prefer using filbert brushes to pack on eyeshadows. I wouldn't buy this brush set again, but I might reconsider to get another set for the blush/powder brush duo.