Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Special: Year End Collective Haul! (New Look, Charles & Keith, Laniege, Threadless, Addiction cosmetics)

My year end collective haul! Hey ladies! Hope December has been a fruitful month for everyone! So many people are busy traveling to be with their friends and family and some are only just done with celebrating Christmas! I know December is a big deal to many people but for most of us in South East Asia or at least in Singapore, Christmas isn't celebrated like in Europe with more religious/traditional meaning but more because it's something internationally recognized and an event everyone can make money from!

If you ask me what I like about December/Christmas, I'll honestly tell you I love this time of year because of the food and tons of sales! I've been purchasing and hauling lots of bits and bobs the last two months or so and here is my big fat collective haul to end the year with!

Continue below for the details of my haul!
Special: Year End Collective Haul! (New Look, Charles & Keith, Laniege,, Addiction cosmetics)

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Review: Memebox Special #37 Wake Up Makeup!

Wake Up Makeup! For those who are fans of or have seen K-pop or just korean style make up, it's all about bright clear skin, fresh complexions with pinches of color on the cheeks, bright doe eyes and clean looking make up. This box I've received recently from Memebox called the "Wake Up Makeup" box is full of products to achieve this bright awake look!

"Flawless skin, brighter eyes, plus 10 more minutes of sleep? No, you’re not dreaming. It’s just your morning beauty routine, updated. If mornings are not your best friends, and spending hours in front of the mirror is not an option, we’ve got ways to streamline your morning beauty routine so that you can look good, and feel good, every morning. Here, a simple makeup box with a selection of all products that will put yourself together in a flash, at home, or on the go."  

-Memebox's summary of the Special #37 Wake Up Makeup!

Continue below for my full review of the box!

Memebox Special #37 Wake Up Makeup!

Monday, 29 December 2014

Home made: Brown Sugar Cinnamon rolls and Apple Sauce!

Want some BUNS HUN? Hahaha...yeah...I can't help but to hear some of Nicki Minaj's song in my head every time I heard the word 'buns' now! I'm no fan of hers but she is legitimately talented. Something which is plenty popular this time of year are home made rolls/buns! I've seen sooo many bloggers show their beautifully made cinnamon, apple butter, peanut butter, chocolate and cream rolls and now it's my turn!

This recipe is from the famous Alton Brown which my boyfriend pulled for us to use! The recipe is a simple cinnamon sugar, so I made my own homemade apple sauce to be served on the side!

Continue below for my yummy rolls and sauce!
Brown sugar cinnamon rolls and apple sauce!

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Review: Boots Lavender & Lilac Body Scrub!

Therapeutic scrub! For those who like relaxing aromatic soaps, perfumes, lotions, skincare and oils...lavender is one of the most popular ingredients. My first memories of lavender is of Pamolive's body wash which is a mix of lavender and ylang ylang which is so incredibly soothing and muscle relaxing. When in the shower and using it, I'd take in deep breaths and all my muscles would just relax and my body would just feel so comfortable. I don't use many aromatic products but Lavender ones definitely work for almost everyone I know!

Boots products as of last year this time can be found at selected Guardian pharmacies all over Singapore. Only a small selection of their products are being sold and I was quite happy when I saw that their tea tree witch hazel line was here! This scrub was so affordable that I had to pick it up!

Continue below for the quick review!
Boots Lavender & Lilac Body Scrub!

Friday, 26 December 2014

Festive Golden Gradient look! (Maybelline Big Eyes 360 products)

Festive Golden eyes! When most ladies think of holiday and New Year's make up, gold is the color of choice! I personally also love gold especially on the inner and center of the eyelid. Gold either pale, medium, yellow or antique are all great variants for this festive and celebratory time of the year!

I'm not sure about in the US/UK but in Singapore when Maybelline released their Big Eyes line of products we have 4 eyeshadow quads and when I swatched all the testers in store, this gold quad was such a stunner I just had to get it! I don't own many gold shadows and I can't resist small palettes!

Continue below for the look!
A Festive Golden Gradient look! Using Maybelline's Big Eyes 360 eyeshadow palette and mascara!

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Rave Review: Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine lipstick in 16 Orange Impertinent and 6 Pink in Devotion!

Rouge Volupte Shine Lipsticks! For all those who are already fans and maybe are a bit over these YSL lippies...I am sooo not. They aren't something I use all the time but after my experience with my first two Radiant lipsticks from them I just had to go and get more from the line. Do check out my review of my first two Rouge Volupte Radiant lipsticks in nude beige and fetish pink here!

Once again these two lipsticks were picked up at Singapore Changi Airport while I was at duty free! The price difference of this in store and at duty free here is about $13 SGD so it's a great save! I swatched plenty of shades but many were sold out. I ended up getting one for me and one for mom!

Continue below for the full review!
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine lipstick shade 16 and 6! (Orange Impertinent and Pink in Devotion)

Monday, 22 December 2014

Haul: Year End Sephora Haul 2014!

Year End Sephora Haul! For many ladies in the US all I've been seeing on blogs and youtube are the huge Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales which are not sales that occur in Asia and our Sephoras. You will never see such amazing sales in Singapore in most fashion/beauty retail stores, it's rare, the most discount I've seen in our drugstore is 30% and only for a few brands in store!

I rarely...RARELY go to Sephora. The prices here are a bit hiked up and I try to avoid Sephora as a plague as $100 SGD barely gets you 3 things. Only recently did I treat myself to a mini Sephora haul and although it's small it was a splurge to me!

Continue below for my haul!
End of Year Sephora Haul 2014!  (Urban Decay and Marc Jacobs)

Icy pink cat eyes and hot fuchsia lip! (1028 Macaron palette)

Shimmery icy pink cat eyes! Many girls tend to shy away from pinks and reds on the eyes but I personally love pink tones. I find that pale, light pinks make the best inner corner shadow and also are great with browns for an everyday super easy pretty eye look! This look was created with the 1028 Macaron eyeshadow kit which has a gorgeous array of light-medium toned shadows. 

Continue below for my look!

Icy pink cat eyes and hot fuchsia lip! (1028 Macaron palette)

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Home made: Banana Muffins and Banana Cream Custard Pies!

From Tree to Table! Yes, you read that right! The two banana products you will be seeing today were made from bananas from my family's banana tree! We have banana trees at both our current and old house (which is still ours) and recently both trees had bananas but the bunch at our old house was soooo fruitful that even after using about 2 kilos of bananas we still had so much left over I froze them for future baking needs!

Continue below for my home made banana goodies!

Home made banana muffins using home grown bananas!

Friday, 19 December 2014

Rave review: MAC Mineralize Blush in Gentle!

Mineralize blush in Gentle! For those who aren't aware I've owned very few MAC products! I have owned a total of 3 single eyeshadows, lost the one that I loved the most, didn't get much use of one because it wasn't that good and then forgot about the third one at the back of my stash! Believe it or not I've never owned a foundation, powder, blush or LIPSTICK...Yes I said I've never owned a MAC lipstick before! AHHHH!

Hence as I was on my way to Bandung Indonesia for a relaxing long getaway (see my holiday post here) I had to drop by the Mac store inside Singapore Changi Airport for a quick shop and decided I was going to spoil myself with some mineralize blushes that I was secretly lusting for! I swatched all in store, picked two and we headed straight to the gate for our flight!

Continue below for the review!
MAC Mineralize Blush in Gentle!

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Review: Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Milk!

Super Hyaluronic Acid moisturizer! For those who aren't aware, a very popular and now very common ingredient in asian skin care is hyaluronic acid. The japanese brand Hada Labo uses this ingredient in their moisturizing milk/lotion products! I've tried their whitening version of this moisturizing milk (see my review here) and decided after finishing it to try this version!

Hada labo has a few lines of product, one primarily for hydrating, one for whitening and one for anti-aging. Expect all the textures of their products to be mainly thin, moist and very lightweight. Do check them out, they are an affordable line of japanese skincare to try!

Continue below for the full review!
Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Milk!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Rave Review: 1028 Visual Therapy Macaron Eyeshadow Kit!

Macaron Eyes! For those who aren't aware, the brand 1028 is a Taiwanese drugstore brand that sells gorgeous, high quality make up products that can be found in Singapore at Watsons! I've swatched all their eyeshadows and they are all so amazing that the first beauty product I bought from them was a beautiful varied neutral palette called the Brownie Eyes palette (see my review here)!

I knew that I would eventually go back and buy more shadows from them as they are very nicely packaged and seriously have the quality of shadows like from Urban Decay! This is the Macaron palette which surprisingly aren't soft pastel colorful shades like the name might suggest.

Continue below for the rave review and looks!
1028 Macaron Eyeshadow Kit!

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Blackened green smokey eyes, rose bronze cheek and a nude lip!

Wearable duochrome smokey eyes! Whenever I see the most beautiful dark smokey eyes I know that I won't be wearing them on a daily basis or for work or just for a day out. However I love the smokey quality of dark gradient looks and I love duochrome browns and hence I decided to create my version of a dark look but for wearing during the day!

For this look I used my Urban Decay Smoked palette which is a stunning small collection of rich jewel tones, some gorgeous mattes which includes everything you need for a simple clean nude eye to a rich smokey jewel toned eye look.

Continue below for my full look!
Blackened green smokey eyes, rose bronze cheek and a nude lip!

Monday, 15 December 2014

Rave review: L'oreal Le Teint True Match in shade R2 Apricot Ivory!

Le Teint True Match! For many many women for many years L'oreal True Match has been a famous drugstore product and a staple for women around the world! Having a huge range of shades (in major parts of the world), suitable for most skin types and with great coverage that leaves the skin looking real and yet flawless I'm won't be surprised if this product forever has a section in store!

Years ago I had helped my mother pick out her shade of L'oreal True Match and on hindsight we some how got her the wrong shade...TWICE. I then purchased one for myself 4 years ago and it was one of my first foundations. In the end although it wasn't the right match at the time it was amazing and I can never forget or speak less about this product!

Continue below for the full review!
L'oreal Le Teint True Match in shade R2 Apricot Ivory!

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Review: MUA (Makeup Academy) Eyeshadow Palette Dusk til Dawn!

Dusk til Dawn! For those who are aware of MUA's 12 pan eyeshadow palettes, they are not only such a great steal but they have a great range of colors and pretty great pigmentation! For those who love shimmery and satin shades these palettes seriously do have a great pay off and for those who question the Undressed palette as being a Naked palette dupe, it pretty much almost is!

This beautiful palette was gifted to me in a swap with Pam from Jade in the Palace beauty blog which I did a swap with last year! I had received the Undressed palette from her before and it was such a winner I had to ask her to help me get another MUA palette to try!

Continue below for the review!

MUA (Makeup Academy) Eyeshadow Palette Dusk til Dawn!

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Haul: My first Innisfree beauty haul (Nov 2014)!

INNISFREE ME! Yes, as of November the popular super affordable brand Innisfree has been in Singapore for one year! I wasn't aware of this until I left the shop and noticed the free gift I was given in my bag. Innisfree is like  Skin Food and The Face Shop in the sense that they have a wide range of products with lots of fruit/vegetable ingredients. However Innisfree is the most popular of these three brands and is also the most affordable too!

There are two giant Innisfree shops in singapore, one in the basement of Ngee Ann City and the other in Dhouby Ghaut Atrium. Both sell everything from eyeshadows, foundation, BB cushions, lipsticks, face masks, skincare, nail polishes and more! Be warned, everything is really affordable you'll go insane once you see the price tags!

Continue below for the haul!
My first Innisfree beauty haul! (cleansing oil, eyeshadow, lipgloss, face masks)

Friday, 12 December 2014

Review: Biore UV Aqua Rich Whitening Cream SPF 50 pa++!

Biore's UV protection time! As we all know sun protection is essential in a skincare routine. We all need to somehow get sunscreen in some part of our skincare or make up routine in order to protect our skin from deep and future sun damage. I've never like sunscreen. It's never made sense to me to purely wear sunscreen on my bare face and go out. 

For two reasons as my skin is super sensitive and all kinds of sunscreens sting and I used to have oilier skin which combined with the hot and humid weather in south east asia is crazy! In recent years I've discovered using sunscreen below my bases and powders and more importantly getting it in my make up too. I've already tried, used up and loved Biore's mousse version of this sunscreen, do check out my review here!

Continue below for the full review!

Biore UV Aqua Rich Whitening Cream SPF 50 pa++!

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Shades of berry jam eye look!

Yummy berry jam! I'm sorry but my attempt of coming up with names for my eye looks really suck at times! I tend to go very simple and name them by the colors I used but I thought looking at this one a bit longer that it reminds me of a mix of berry jams! I love love jams made from berries...strawberry, blackberry, blueberry...all of those purple, reddish and bluish berries make my day!

This look was for work and I wanted color, something purple but not too dark and more pink...hence I got into my Z palette with all my brights and put together this all berry toned look!

Continue below for the look!
Pinky, purple, cranberry berry jam eye look!

Monday, 8 December 2014

Rave review:Bourjois Healthy Mix in shade 52 Vanilla! (New packaging)

Give me my Healthy Mix! I'm one of the biggest fan of Bourjois Healthy Mix. I used to buy this when they had the older plastic packaging (my review here) and since they're repackaged this line more than a year ago I had to pick up a new bottle! This foundation is best for those with yellower undertones and have a light-medium complexion. There are not many shades in this line and if you're pink toned, super pale or darker you won't find a good match.

For those who aren't aware, Chanel is currently owned by Bourjois and hence many ladies have claimed that this foundation is just as good and some say even better than Chanel's Aqualumiere foundations! Many of Bourjois's products have the same texture and scents as Chanel. Plenty of make up artists love it too and it's super affordable!

Continue below for my full review!
New Reformulated/Packaged Bourjois Healthy Mix in shade 52 Vanilla!

Friday, 5 December 2014

Special: Beauty and Food Haul from my holiday in Bandung Indonesia 2014!

Indonesian Beauty and Food haul! For those who aren't aware I went on a really nice extended holiday with my boyfriend to his hometown city of Bandung Indonesia a few months ago! We stayed both in the city and in his grandparent's flower farm! To check out what we did during our holiday see here!

During my time in Bandung I couldn't help but to buy plenty of beauty/skincare/food goodies! For those who aren't aware, the price of things in general are not only so much cheaper in Indonesia compared to Singapore but there is soooo much more variety and they have lots of sizes of products!

Continue below for my huge holiday haul!
Special: Beauty and Food Haul from my holiday in Bandung Indonesia 2014!

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Review: Institut Arnaud Paris Youthful Radiance Day Cream and Night Cream!

Youthful Radiance! In a day and age when youthful and young skin usually equates to bouncy, plump, hydrated, glowing skin and from what I've seen from older ladies in the blogsphere it is very possible! Moisturizing as we all should know is essential and everyone no matter what age and skin type should own a moisturizer that suits them! I've didn't take moisturizing seriously until about 4 years ago and since then I've been trying out lots of different types!

In Singapore and south east asia, it's usually always hot, humid and sometimes rainy. We always have air-conditioning running inside and even a fan running too hence drier air inside. Plus most people suffer from oily skin hence slapping a cream doesn't usually sound appealing! I was lucky enough to have a local company send me these two face creams from Institut Arnaud Paris and after 3 months of use I'm ready to speak about them!

Continue below for the review!
 Institut Arnaud Paris Youthful Radiance Day Cream and Night Cream!

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Review: Memebox Special #42 OMG 3!

OMG 3! Cheers to another memebox! I've been lucky enough to have memebox providing me boxes to review and this is the third one I've received, the last one being the Special #33 K-Style 2 (see my review here!) which was my favorite of the two boxes I've tried so far. My first memebox was the OMG 2 which was all skincare (see my review here!) The OMG 3 like the other OMG boxes are suppose to bring the cool, weird, trendy and inventive products to us!

This box definitely has some great products! I've been testing everything the last 10 days and some products have really been beyond awesome, I did have trouble with one product otherwise this is a really interesting and worth while box! I've summarized all descriptions and usage info but you can see the full details on the card included in the box!

Continue below for my review!
Memebox Special #42 OMG 3!

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Rave Review: Queen Helene Oatmeal 'n Honey Natural Facial Scrub!

Oatmeal 'n Honey Scrub! For those who love a good rough scrub, like the very popular and super effective St. Ives Apricot scrub this is a total competitor! I've been using various versions of St. Ives Apricot scrubs and other apricot scrubs but after so many of the same type of product and scent I thought it's time to try something different! 

Queen Helene finally arrived in singapore drugstores more than a year ago and I when I smelled how good the Oatmeal and Honey was I had to get it! More importantly I could see and feel that the scrub was a rough texture that I really love!

Continue below for my review!
Queen Helene Oatmeal 'n Honey Natural Facial Scrub!

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Bold K-Style night time look using Memebox products!

K-Style night time look! What do you ladies think of when you think K-style? A modern chic feminine Korean beauty inspired look....I usually think of flawless skin, perfectly lined eyes and a pop of color on the lips and a natural pinch of color on the cheeks! When I was sent the Memebox Special #33 K-style 2 box I knew I had to test all the products by using them together! I was not asked to do this by the company at all, I just felt that it was so appropriate!

This is the look I came up with using all of the products included plus my own products as well. Every product except for one in the memebox were winners so it was a great experience using all of them and I've seen been using the cream eyeshadow and can't wait to use the other pair of falsies!

Continue below for the full look!

Bold K-Style night time look using Memebox products!

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Special: Celebrating my 600th blogpost with a year end GIVEAWAY! (CLOSED)

Giveaway Time! It's been a great few years blogging and after holding my first giveaway back in July I thought it was time for another in time for celebrating my 600th blog post and as well for celebration of the year end! I really hope that all of my existing and long time followers get a chance to enter this International giveaway!

I had actually wanted to do a celebratory post for my 500th post but I completely forgot and surpassed it! It's crazy how many posts I've written but I'm very proud of how my blog has progress the few years in terms of quality, organization and my personal make up skills.

Continue below to enter my GIVEAWAY!
The Blackmentos Beauty Box celebrating 600 blog posts with a year end Giveaway!

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Special 600th blogpost: My Top Foundations Overview (2014)

My 600th blogpost featuring Fabulous Foundations! Many of us love foundations, hate foundation and are confused by foundations! We all want to find that 'perfect' foundation for our skin color, skin type and skin condition but it's not easy and it's not cheap either. I was requested by a reader to considering doing a top foundations post and I hope this will be an extensive overview of my foundation experience.

I was actually about to do, "The Perfect Foundation Tag" which after some research I found was started by Sinead and you can (see her post here), she had taken, "The Perfect Palette Tag" and adjusted it for foundation. However although it's a great tag I realized it didn't cover all the things I would have like to cover when it comes to foundation. Therefore here is my 12 category top foundations post!

Continue below for the overview!
My Top Foundations Overview (2014)

Sunday, 23 November 2014

FOTN: Smoked out chocolate brown eyes using Urban Decay's Smoked palette!

Smoked out chocolate eyes! When in doubt, I do a smokey chocolate brown eye for going out at night! It's the kind of look that can be beautiful, dramatic and so perfect for day or night. I love these warm chocolatey looks, you can use a pale shimmery beige on the inner lids, a pink or even a gold on the lids instead of a taupe or light brown!

Continue below for this full look!
Smoked out chocolate brown eyes using the Urban Decay Smoked palette!

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Review: The Face Shop Mango Seed Cleansing Butter!

Mango Seed Cleansing Butter! Some months ago all The Body Shop's Camomile Cleansing balm was all I was seeing around and although I could get this here in store the price is just so ridiculously pricey that I decided on never picking it up. However I have to admit that I would like to try it, if only there was a smaller size on sale! Hence when I saw this cleansing butter from The Face Shop and it was half the price of The Body Shop's I had to pick it up to try!

In comparison to the Camomile balm, this is a 'butter' as it's more of a thick whipped buttery texture whereas The Body Shop's is a solid balm which isn't cream on touch. I knew I wasn't trying something that's a dupe but I just couldn't resist the mango seed scent!

Continue below for the review!
The Face Shop Mango Seed Cleansing Butter!

Friday, 21 November 2014

All About Eyes TAG!

All about Eyes Tag! Cheers to another fun tag! I saw this on Pauline's blog Asianhomie 101- Addicted to Make up! I personally am totally an eye make up girl. There are those of us who love bases and blush and contour and things to do with skin on the face...there are those who love heavy eyeliner and mascara...those who love bold lips and plain eyes and I'm one of those who love a beautiful butt load of eye make up!

I never thought I'd be so in love with doing eye makeup. I used to be quite crap to be honest. See (here) and (here) for my earliest make up looks and see how basic and sort of shady and crappy they were compared to what I do now (see here) and (here)!

Continue below for the tag!
All About Eyes TAG!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Review: Pond's Flawless White BB Cream in Light!

Flawless BB cream! I've always been a fan of new bb creams and love trying new products, so when I saw this on a few ladies blogs I had to get my hands on it eventually! When I was on a holiday in Krabi, Thailand some months ago I picked up this mini 8ml tube of Pond's BB cream at a 7-11 and I LOVE how Thailand is an asian country that has mini sizes of most beauty/skincare products!

As of a few months ago Singapore has finally brought in Pond's BB cream in two shades, however we only have them in the full size and not in this small mini size! When I travel next time I will be picking up more mini sizes like this!

Continue below for the BB cream review!

Pond's Flawless White BB Cream in Light!

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Overview: My Maybelline Color Tattoo Collection!

TATTOO ME with Maybelline! Like many other girls a few years back I was totally in complete awe when Maybelline came out with the color tattoos. Unlike the ladies in the States I didn't go out and buy 4 shades or all the shades! They cost a lot more in Singapore so I bought two at first and then slowly bought more over the last two years. 

I'm so sad that we don't have any special shades here. We currently only have 10 shades if I'm not wrong at our drugstores. We have no matte ones and no limited edition ones! I would love more of the neutral shades both matte and shimmer!

Continue below to see my collection and the overview!
My Maybelline Color Tattoo Collection!

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Rave Review: Clio Nail Styler polish (Glitz Pink, Disco Blue, Glitz Jade, Tropical Mint, Disco Red, Golden Peach, White)

Clio's Nail Styler Polishes! I really don't do any posts on nail polishes, although I do wear nail polishes quite frequently. Recently I cleared out my polish boxes which are two small boxes of polishes I've bought the last 5 years. I don't ever buy collections of polishes or sets so usually it's one bottle at a time but the last two years I've used so little polish that I had plenty of dried out polishes to get rid of. I never buy high end polishes so it doesn't hurt to do major clearing!

I never realized Clio had nail polishes but when I came across this range at Watsons at AMK hub I just so many shades that screamed out at me to buy them! 

Continue below for the review!
 Clio Nail Styler polish (Glitz Pink, Disco Blue, Glitz Jade, Disco Red, Golden Peach, White)

Friday, 14 November 2014

Everyday quick bronze eye and dusty rose lip!

An Everyday Bronze eye look! Let me be totally honest...I am super annoyed when ladies publish looks like this every other day. I personally will not post looks that are so visibly similar so close together or at all. I just find it annoying when people think using a slightly different crease shade makes your look 'another' look. I don't mean to sound snobby but as someone who loves eye make up I have done plenty of gorgeous neutral looks but I don't want to share but the best and most wearable ones!

It's sort of a bit funny that an effortless and pretty look like this which most ladies tend to wear when they're wearing make up out is a look I rarely have on. I either have no make up on at home, a basic face of powder, mascara and lip balm or a fully made up face!

Continue below for the full look!
Everyday quick bronze eye and dusty rose lip! It might seem strange but I rarely do my make up simply like this! I'm either bare faced or bare basic or full on made up!

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Review: Memebox Special #33 K-Style 2!

The K-Style 2 box! Yes, it's another Memebox ladies! I've been lucky enough to have the company sending me this second box and I almost died of joy when I opened it and realized it was all make up! If you've missed my first review of my first (memebox the Special #32 OMG 2 box see here!)

In a summary from the description card provided in this box (see below) this box is about Korean beauty and how the products will be able to help you recreate a K-celeb's look. It's about elegance and flawless bright skin, k-pop eyes with a lip to match. This box is meant to upgrade your beauty collection! I have to agree overall with the description. This box holds some korean beauty essentials and some lovely surprises!

Continue below for the reviews and my K-style look!
Memebox Special #33 K-Style 2!

Monday, 10 November 2014

Special: My Holiday in Bandung Indonesia! (Sept 2014)

My holiday in Bandung, Indonesia! Yes everyone! I had taken a good long 10 day holiday to the bustling, vibrant city of Bandung which is the home town of my boyfriend at the start of September! My blog ran as normal as I had prewritten enough posts to not be MIA! We both stayed for the most part at his grandparent's property which is about 2 hours drive away from the main city area. 

They're property is a beautiful flower farm unlike most of their neighbors. Let's just say that the majority of the properties and homes outside of the main city area belong to the poorer class of people and most live off the land or small businesses. Staying on the farm meant being 1 hour drive away from restaurants, supermarkets and any kind of shopping center. So it was really a secluded and peaceful place to be!

Continue below for my holiday photos!
Special: My Holiday in Bandung Indonesia! (Flower farm stay, local food, make up shopping)

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Blue bright eyes! (Urban Decay, Kate)

Bright and Blue! I don't think I've shared my opinion on light and bright blue shades before but I have to say that I've always and still think that powder baby blue and super light blues will never be my first choice of shadow. I still say that powder blue eyeshadow makes me think of cheap asian hookers but I have seen plenty of really cutesy looking girls wearing powder blue as a single shade or part of a pastel look and it works.

I think that in order to pull off a pale powder baby blue, you have to be wearing eyeliner and mascara too, it can't be one of those slick it on and go type of shade. I don't know...I can't do it! However on the flip side I LOVE blue shades, teals, green blues, dark navy blues!

Continue below for the look!
Blue bright eyes! (Urban Decay 24/7 eyeshadow pencil, Kate Gradical palette)

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Rave Review: Kate Powderless Liquid for Cover foundation in OC-C!

Go powderless with Kate! For many asian girls here in Singapore and south east asia, the hot humid and crazy warm weather really sucks. Your skin stays oily for longer, tends to get blemishes more often and your make up does not stay on with heavy matte formulas or a shit ton of powder like myself! I had helped Pam from Jade in the Palace acquire this in a beauty swap we did last year and after getting it for her I was so curious I had to buy it myself to try it!

My normal face make up routine consists of one base product (foundation/bb cream/concelaer) and a good amount of foundation powder packed on top to keep my face flawless all day or evening! Hence knowing that this product dries down to a matte finish although being a liquid was very appealing!

Continue below for the review!
Kate Powderless Liquid for Cover foundation in OC-C!

Thursday, 6 November 2014

The Makeup Addict TAG!

Makeup Addict Tag! Hi everyone, my name is Sharlynn and...I'm a makeup ADDICT. I didn't realize I would love make up so much although I should've known being a non-make up using teen who would grab and play with everything make up when I had the chance. Those days are long gone and now I know how to use make up and cannot see a life without any!

I was inspired to do this tag after seeing Sheri from Behind The Frames do the tag and as well as Tasha from Shiwashiful!

Continue below for the tag!
The Blackmentos Beauty Box: The Makeup Addict TAG!

Empties for August/September 2014!

Empties for two months! Oh damn ladies, behold your eyes on the heaps of empty products I've had the honour to throw away from the last two months! I always go through hair care and skin care faster than make up besides pan foundation powder! Hope you find something interesting in my giant empties post!

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The Face Shop Papaya peeling wash, Shu Uemura cleansing oil, Pond's pure white cleanser, Biore lip & eye remover, Tamarind body scrub, Yves Rocher Blackberry shower gel, Nivea mattifying toner, Avene Cleanance toner, Tea tree cleanser!

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Autumnal Orange eyes, rose gold cheeks and a coral tinted lip!

Autumnal Orange! I'm someone who tends to avoid oranges and yellow, even corals and strong yellow golds I tend to shy away from as I don't like how yellow tones and warm tones clash with my already yellow undertone! However after purchasing a beautiful orange toned cream eyeshadow from Shiseido I'm totally going to try wearing more corals, peaches and oranges all together!

I've been seeing so many Fall make up looks, Fall favorites and fall inspired posts so here's my go! It wasn't intentional but I realized it fits so here we go!

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Autumnal Orange eyes, rose gold cheeks and a coral tinted lip!

Monday, 3 November 2014

Rave Review: Kiss Me Heroine Make Up Volume & Curl Super Waterproof!

Super waterproof perfection! It shouldn't come as a surprise to most people that the majority of asian girls have thin, short lashes...they aren't even visible when you stand close to us and for the most of us with our variable eyelids, it's very difficult to find a mascara formula that makes our nothing lashes look good and stay looking good! I've got my holy grail in my waterproof fiber Kiss Me Heroine Long & Curl mascara...and then this Super waterproof formula released and I had to try it!

Check out my review of (my holy grail mascara here) and keep in mind I didn't curl my lashes. This new 'super' waterproof formula does not have fibers and I curled my lashes for this review.

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Kiss Me Heroine Make Up Volume & Curl Super Waterproof!

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Review: Arnaud Institut Paris Gel Wash and Exfoliating Cream!

Daily facial care with Arnaud Institut! Firstly a big thank you to the company which sent me these skincare products to try! This brand from my little research is a well established long time brand from France that has a lot of research put into their formulation of their products. It reminds me a lot of brands like Avene and Bioderma. I was sent a gel wash and an exfoliating cream from their facial care line to try and I've been using them for several weeks now and am ready to report!

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Arnaud Institut Paris Gel Wash and Exfoliating Cream!

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Princess Pink Paradise eyes and cheeks!

Pink Paradise look! I know of many girls like me who love pink on the eyes, cheeks and lips! It's one of those colors that can work all over the face and I really do love a shimmery pale pink and a medium rose pink shade! There will also be those who will only reserve pinks for the cheeks and lips saying that it makes them look bruised on the eyes or look strange which I can understand. Nevertheless anyone can do whatever they want with make up on themselves and I love pinks all over my face!

This look was inspired by my new blusher from a brand called The Bakery which is by Beauty Buffet a very successful and popular beauty/skincare brand from Thailand! I've yet to review the blush but it's the perfect medium rose pink with the most glowing finish!

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Princess Pink Paradise eyes!

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Food Post: Things eaten for the month of August/September 2014!

Roasts, muffins, and wanton noodles! I've been eating lots of yummy meals the last two months but here is a collection of the best of the home made and meals eaten out! For those who are hungry I shall warn you in advance but this post will be filled with delicious food!

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Food Post: Things eaten for the month of August/September 2014!

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Review: Memebox Special #32: OMG 2!

OMG 2! I was lucky enough to be sent this memebox from the company about two weeks ago now to review! I've since used everything but one item and it's time to do an all encompassing reviewing of this box! According to Memebox, the Memebox Special #32: OMG 2 is suppose to come with 4-8 full sized products of which I received 6 products mostly all fulled sized. This box is a skincare box with items for the face and two types of face mask. 

I was super excited on knowing I was getting my first memebox ever and although I'm always a bit more excited when it comes to make up, I was not disappointed by the array and performance of products in the OMG 2! 

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Memebox Special #32: OMG 2

Monday, 27 October 2014

Rose gold molten bronze eye look!

Rose gold bronzy eyes! I love neutral eyes but it's rare that I use only shades of brown when I'm doing my typical neutral eye look! I tend to use pinks, peaches, golds both cool and warm tones of dark browns to make my looks more interesting and more depth! This look was done for work, I was digging around my single and small palette shadows and realized I hadn't used my l'oreal infallible shadows in a while and decided to whip out the pink shade for this look!

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Rose gold molten bronze eye look!

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Rave Review: Brigitte Angelic Collection Romantic Prologue set!

Be Angelic and Romantic with Brigitte! Guys, seriously, for those of us ladies who can't resist a good bargain it's so damn hard to save when it comes to spending less on beauty items! I'll say that my collection is small for a beauty addict, all those ginormous ones on youtube where the girl has 4 ikea shelving units for just make, mine is nothing like that! However when drugstore make up averages $15-25 USD here for single items like an eyeliner, foundation, eyeshadow palette a good deal can't be wasted!

Brigitte is a japanese brand that's super princess looking, something like Majolica Majorca but more refined and a bit more high end. I had seen that their eyeshadow palettes retail for $29 SGD at Watsons and their lipglosses at around $20 SGD. So when I saw this set selling at Sasa for $34 I just HAD TO GET IT. DON'T BLAME ME.

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Brigitte Angelic Collection Romantic Prologue set! (Eyeshadow quad, Lip gloss and false lashes)

Top 10: All around Pet Peeves (2014)

My top Pet Peeves! It was one late night, basically early morning about two weeks ago I think when I was drafting some 'Top 10 Beauty Pet Peeves' for a blog post but I just couldn't stop thinking about just things that seriously bother me that aren't beauty related. Like anyone I have plenty of pet peeves or things just bother me about the world and other people but here are 10 that I think are quite significant in my life at the moment.

Caution before hand. This blog post is long, lots of text and are all my honest opinion. If you disagree or feel differently it's none of your business to tell me that I'm wrong or that I'm a bad person. We all have different opinions for different reasons. That's life. Go ahead and share how you feel but don't expect me to agree with you or be convinced otherwise. I don't go out of my way to offend people or to disturb their lives so I expect the same unless you're ready for a debate.

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This is Ocha, the pet cat of a friend of mine! This is the kind of face I have when thinking of the pet peeves I've listed below. Hehehe..'pet' pun intended. Check out Ocha's (Facebook page here!)

Friday, 24 October 2014

Smokin' molten chocolate taupe eyes with a matte red lip!

Molten chocolate eyes, red lips and delicious food! For the most part if you've seen the posts on this blog, it's generally either beauty related or food related....a touch of fashion and other occasions out but that's it! This post was of the day my boyfriend came back from being abroad for about two weeks two months ago. I was in a rush to the airport as the scheduled landing time was actually somewhat later than the actual landing time so I was on time!

I created my favorite smoking chocolate eye using the Smoked palette my boyfriend gifted me and went with something bolder on the lips! 

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Smokin' molten chocolate taupe eyes with a matte red lip! (Dinner at Penang Culture)

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Rave review: Catrice Pure Shine Colour Lip Balm in 010 Rose & Woody!

My perfect nude lip crayon! After having such great success with my first Catrice lip balm crayon, which was sent to me as part of a swap I decided to go ahead and get another color now that these are being sold in Singapore! I was so surprised by how this stayed even and didn't dry up my lips hence as a dry and sensitive lip girl I had the confidence to go ahead and get another shade! Check out my review of the shade (Don't Think Just Pink here!)

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Catrice Pure Shine Colour Lip Balm in 010 Rose & Woody!
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