Monday, January 19, 2015

Great Products For Less Plus Updates on Skincare Routine in 2015

Okay I have been wanting to post about these for some time since 29 September 2013 to be precise. I have discovered some skin care products which have similar effects for cheaper. ALOT cheaper. Forgive the rather hastily taken photos but these are the only ones I have at the moment I cannot take any additional photos as I have already used and disposed the products. Thats how much I loved the products!

The Vichy Bi White Med Deep Corrective Whitening Lotion I got from Bella Box and it works pretty well while the Syahirah Serum UV Cerah or UV White Serum looks exactly the same as Vichy and works too! I got it from Watsons in Malaysia cost less than SGD20 and comes with Day Cream and Cleanser too in one pack.

Both whitens the skin so if you are short of cash you can give the Syahirah Serum a try not going to do a swatch here as it will look like I got a drop of water on my hand. The serum is also available on this website.
The next item is the La Roche Posay Melt In Cream UVIDEA XL SPF 50 this cost ALOT. I am not going to lie I think about SGD35.90 feel free to correct me if I am wrong but it was hands down the most expensive sunblock I have ever used.

So what happened was I got sick and had to go to the polyclinic and I found the Sun Sense Daily Face Invisible Tint Finish Sunscreen for about SGD18.90 (I think very sure its less than SGD20) and I have been using it ever since. When you swatch the item the appearance and consistency is almost the same and both is also tinted which is nice.

Here is my skin care routine since 5 September 2013 and as you can I see I am still using the sunscreen till 2015. Now I have included the following products into my skin care routine. I got these products some time on 5 October 2014 the Loreal Youth Code Boosting Essence which I heard is a dupe for the Lancome Genifique cannot say much about Lancome as I have not used it but my skin is brighter and more radiant since I used this Boosting Essence! 

I also like to add the Olay Regenerist Advanced Anti Aging Serum on top. I prefer the consistency a more liquid like texture to the Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Serum although lots of people (meaning like Cheesie and Aud) swear by it. I find the Wrinkle Relaxing Serum more firming to the skin compared to the Anti Aging Serum good as a primer I suppose but I don't really like how stiff it feels on the skin. Maybe it just shows that its working on my wrinkles firming them out. I have got mixed feelings on that product I want to like it and believe it works but I just don't like the texture and how it feels on my skin.

Anyway my foundation is no longer the Garnier BB cream I have since changed it to Kate Mineral Foundation (now sadly discontinued but I can get it on Carousell) and toner and moisturiser to Hada Labo you can see some of the products I am using in this blogpost you can tell I am a loyal customer sticking to what works for my skin.
For mask I am using the Lush Cupcake mask that makes me look like a cookie monster smeared cookie dough on my face.

Not pretty but great for the skin. Have not found a cheaper alternative to that one yet. Do let me know if you have found it.

Have a great day!

xoxo
Grace

Monday, January 12, 2015

Shop Sephora Beauty Products on Zalora

Do you love shopping at Sephora and Zalora? Now you can have the best of both worlds with Zalora's Sephora Collection.

There is a wide variety of beauty products to choose from and it is easy to navigate through the website to get the products you want.

I was looking through the website and there is lots of interesting products to try furthermore there is promotions and shipping discounts! There discounts rotate from different products so no worries if you missed out on a promotion there will be other items to choose from to get more bang for your buck.

Who does not like a good bargain? Plus you get to shop from the comfort of home without worrying about queuing and carrying heavy bags of shopping loot.
Here are some products for the lips and a brush cleaner there is option to choose from more colours if you do not like red coloured tones but with Chinese New Year around the corner what better way to usher in the new year with a nice red lips. You can also make it more velvety soft with the lip balm.
Now remember I said there was interesting products to try one of it is the mini heated eyelash curler. This promises to give your lashes more curl and lift. It is miniature size so you can fit it into your clutch or for travel. Whenever you feel your lashes are drooping just take this gadget out and you will get nice curled lashes.

The difference between this and normal lash curlers is that this uses heat technology much like the curlers you use to curl your hair. This ensures the curl retains its shape for longer.

 There is shipping discount for this item and the option to do cash on delivery. Now you can have the convenience of getting the item delivered and having the option to curl your lashes on the go.

The next item is on promotion it is the 8 Hour Mattifying Foundation it also comes in a variety of shades. This product promises a shine free face. Very important in Singapore's humid climate where shine is a way of life.

The compact is sleek and easy to carry around it seems that this is a theme for Sephora's beauty products where convenience is key to ensuring a good make up experience.
 Another interesting product I noticed was the universal lip liner. We have universal adaptor for our gadgets now its lip liner. You can use all kinds of shades of lipsticks and this product will match it for you. No need to use multiple lip liners just one will do. A bonus plus is that it is water proof so no need to keep reapplying through the night.
Apart from lips there is also the eyes I liked this glitter brown liner as it is subtle but with glitter to keep from looking just like boring brown liner. It also has butter and rosemary extracts so it is not harmful for the eye area. Bonus point!
If you do not like brown you can consider black, the classic. It never goes out of style and you can match so many make up looks with just black eyeliner.
 Now onto nails. We have this Designer Effect 3D velvet nails which is not just plain old boring black nails but actually with velvet appearance. I am not too sure about whether it has the texture of velvet but it looks like it and sure glams up any simple outfit.
 Here is the close up and you can see the velvet texture of the nails great for girls who want to try something fun but not go over board with it. There is also instructions on the website on how to use this product.
 If you are into classic looks without fuss you can try the nail patch in Red Carpet this is sure to give your outfit that classic Dita Von Teese Look. You can also match it with red lips and a lace dress for Chinese New Year.
Aren't you just itching to go shopping now? I know I am with all these fabulous products all you have to do is just click the link below. Enjoy Shopping!
xoxo
Grace