Product Reviews by sallyekong

Mascara - CHANTECAILLE - Faux Cils Mascara

4.0
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Oct/12/2015

Please note that this is a review of the Faux Cils "Longest Lash" mascara.

I wear mascara every day, so naturally I baulked at the price of this, which is about $30AUD more than the Faux Cils mascara. However, with dead straight Asian lashes that lack length and volume, I decided to give it a go.

In terms of formulation, the rosewater makes it a bit wet for the …
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Styling Products - Bumble and bumble - Surf Spray

4.0
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Feb/15/2015

I really like this spray but can understand the mediocre reviews on here, especially given its high price tag. Admittedly, you can find cheaper sea salt sprays that will do a similar job!!

I have medium-thick Asian hair which I wear in beachy waves (kind of like Alexa Chung). However, as my hair is naturally straight and limp, I find this spray gives my crown the lift that I need to …
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Lipstick - NARS Cosmetics - Audacious Lipstick (All Shades)

3.0
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Dec/28/2014

I wear Jungle Red every day and absolutely love it, as it really works for my pale Asian skin (warm undertone).

Thought I would give a few of the Audacious reds a try, since it's always nice to try something new!

I bought Rita and Annabella. I like both - Rita is a great dark red for winter and Annabella is a great alternative for those who have tried and failed with …
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Lipstick - Stila - Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick - Beso

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Dec/28/2014

As its been years since those MaxFactor infinity lipsticks came onto the market, I had high hopes that maybe someone has finally nailed it and combined those two factors that seem to be mutually exclusive - a non-drying lipstick that is also kiss/food/drink proof.

Sadly, this Stila lipstick does not stand up.

In terms of application, less is definitely more as its consistency …
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Styling Products - Bumble and bumble - Thickening Spray

3.0
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Oct/20/2014

I've used this a couple of times and have mixed feelings...

It does seem to work as a thickener - I spray it onto my towel dried hair before blowdrying and do find that it gives me noticeably more thickness. I'm careful not to spray too much, as it does leave the hair a bit coarse - I average around 3 sprays each side on my shoulder length hair.

However, for my …
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Hair Styling Tools - Conair - 1 1/4 inch Instant Heat Styling Iron

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Oct/20/2014

Really impressed by this curling iron, especially considering the price!

I have dead straight Asian hair and style it every second day in soft waves (like Alexa Chung). I was using a smaller curling iron, which gave me curls that were too tight, so the larger barrel of this one is perfect.

My hair does manage to hold a curl without any product, it really doesn't last …
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Styling Products - KMS - Free Shape Spray

5.0
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Oct/09/2014

I absolutely LOVE this product!

I'm Asian (Chinese) with fairly thick and slightly course, dead straight hair. Although it's straight, it has zero body, so I was after something that I could spray into my hair after washing and prior to styling. I tend to style my hair in the evening before bed, as I simply don't have time in the morning to fuss with my hair too …
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Moisturizers - Aesop - Sage & Zinc Facial Hydrating Cream SPF 15

3.0
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Sep/08/2014

Almost 90% of my beauty products are Aesop, so I was really hoping this would work for me, as I wear sunscreen rain, hail or shine.

My everyday sunscreen was discontinued, so I asked Aesop for a few sample sachets, thinking that I'd most likely make the switch.

Unfortunately, it wasn't the case. Nothing is really wrong with it - you get the signature Aesop elements …
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Eyes - MAC Cosmetics - Prep + Prime Lash

5.0
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Nov/25/2013

I only discovered the existence of lash primers about a year ago, when I was shopping in a Japanese variety store and saw it in the eye make-up section. Being Chinese, I have very straight and rather short lashes (and not that many!!), so applying a primer makes all the difference.

After reading all of the positive reviews here, I thought I'd give this a go, since the Japanese one …
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Mascara - Napoleon Perdis - Long Double Black Mascara

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Nov/14/2013

In short - don't bother with this!

It doesn't do any of the things it claims to - even after curling my lashes, it doesn't hold the curl at all. It definitely doesn't lengthen, and the only place that it thickens is the base of your lashes due to repeated attempts to coat the rest of the lash!!

Worse than that, it doesn't even work as a …
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