Monday, January 24, 2011

ASIA TRIP HAUL PART 1 - SINGAPORE :)

Hello lovelies!!


How was your weekend? Mine was awesome while it lasted and now it's back to work again! Weather was absolutely glorious for the first time all summer and yours truly managed to FINALLY got herself tanned yesterday and maybe slightly burnt. Lol. I had the usual Friday night drinks with the crew and attended Vclub (my gym) New Year - Mad Men themed party on Saturday. Will post some photos from the party once I got hold of the ones from my friend's camera. =)

What did YOU get up to during the weekend? :D


ANYHOOS,

my long awaited Singapore-Malaysia haul post is HERE alas! It has almost been a month since I got back! I will separate the stuff I got from Singapore and Malaysia as some stuff are only available in Singapore and it's too long to put them all in one post!

 Did I mention how much I LOVE WATSONS Singapore? (It's equivalent to Priceline in Australia and Walmart in the States.) My sisters think I am weird for wanting to go in every Watsons I saw LOL They have SO MANY awesome Asian brands like Canmake, Skin 79, Kate, Liese, Palty, Essentials and the list goes on! 


SINGAPORE HAUL


I got a couple of Essentials stuff  (and MANY other stuff lol) from WATSONS as I have heard heaps of good reviews about them in the past. And after all the heating I have done to my hair, I really should be showing my hair more TLC. 

L: Essentials Anti Frizz Serum
R: Essentials Nourishing Care Lotion

I barely touched the Anti Frizz Serum as I have recently chemically straightened my hair and they are still nice and non-frizzy. I do however, apply the Nourishing Care Lotion after I wash my hair each time.

Essentials Ultra Honey & Shea Butter Hair Mask

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this product SO FREAKIN' MUCH!!! If you followed me on twitter, you would of seen the random raves I had about this product! 

This is my new HG hair mask and I definitely swear by it! It leaves my hair SUPER soft and smooth after using it. I have been using it every 2 days as my ends are pretty bad at the moment. I wish I stocked up more on this hair mask! 

BIORE Make Up Remover Wipes - To be honest, I reckon all make up remover wipes are pretty similar. The genius me forgotten to put in my make up remover before I left for the airport because I had shitloads of one too many drinks during my Christmas Party the day before and I really needed one. And since XiaXue raved about this product so much, I decided to give it a go! 

I bought this Rimmel Lycra Pro Professional Finish Nail Polish because my Leopard Printed Nail Wrap was peeling and for those of you who don't already know, I can't stand unpainted nails. So there you go! 

CANMAKE Crack Lac Nail - which created this awesome "nail art" in less than 15 minutes with just one generous layer on top of Rimmel Lycra Pro Professional Finish Nail Polish

For full tutorial, click HERE

I really like this Crack Lac thingamajig! I wished I have bought more colours though. :( See what I meant by Singapore's Watsons offers awesome stuff? 

DUO Eyelash Adhesive - My HG eyelash glue, nuff said. 

CANMAKE Cheeks Powder in PW 19 - My current favourite blush!!! :D 
Have I mentioned how much I love CANMAKE products? I wished I hoarded more of them when I was there though =.="

Maybelline Volum' Express Waterproof Mascara - It's Hello Kitty and it's pink, need I say more? :D


LIESE Bubble Hair Color in Milk Tea Brown and Cassis Berry
I bought them because I have seen them around the blogosphere and I can be quite a hoarder like that LOL. I really wanna try Milk Tea Brown but my current hair colour is pretty dark and I am still abit iffy about the whole hair dye thing because the last time I dyed my hair with the most gorgeous mahogany colour, I had the worst allergic reaction. (Think: deformed face, swollen eyes and face, "burnt" scalps". Yes, it was that bad that I needed steroids.) We shall see about that...


SEPHORA is definitely the place I was most looking forward to visit, after Marina Bay Sands and Universal Studio of course. For those of you who don't already know, we don't have SEPHORA here in the land down under. =.=" Even if we do, I am pretty sure the price will be ridiculously inflated too. 

I was expecting to go crazy in SEPHORA but only managed to grab 3 stuff, way below my expectation LOL. 
URBAN DECAY - THE BLACK PALETTE!

I was actually debating between this one and their Limited Edition NYC Palette but there are 2 very similar colours in that palette and I doubt I will even use it and thought this Black Palette looks pretty good too, and well, not as main stream as the NYC Palette. (Although I doubt I will use this as often as my Naked Palette because it's just too pretty to be used! )

Look at how pretty these colours are! And it comes with a travel size primer and a full size Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On in Zero (which found its way back to my every-day must haves!)

SEPHORA Mineral Foundation Compact - I bought this simply because I wanted to try a "Sephora" brand make up LOL. I was on a lipstick ban (which I kinda regretted not buying now BOO!) at that time and I wasn't really looking for eyeliners or eyeshadows so yeh. 

 The last item I got from SEPHORA was Soap & Glory's Flake Away Body Scrub! Claire recommended me this product and I gotta say best recommendation ever because I absolutely love it!! I feel so "clean" and refreshed after using it and it smells amazing too!!! I am definitely a sucker for anything that smells good! :) 

As for the BENEFIT SOME KIND-A GORGEOUS Foundation Faker, I got it from Raffles City if I wasn't mistaken. I was contemplating about it when I was in SEPHORA as I don't really need another "Foundation" (Tinted moisturizer and BB Cream are my best friends!) But yeh, clearly I gave into temptation. Lol.


That pretty much sums up the Make Up I bought from Singapore! I LOVE SINGAPORE's shopping!  I bought a couple of shoes and a bag from Charles & Keith and Steve Madden too and some other random stuff too. 


Let me know if you want a detailed review of any of these products. :) Have you tried any of these products? Any favourites?


ASIA TRIP HAUL Part 2 - Malaysia is coming up soon!!! It took me ages to have this post up, so the next one is probably in the next couple of days. STAY TUNE! 


XOXO,
A

10 comments:

Kristin Chae Go Mi said...

Nice haul! When i was at Singapore i loaded up essentials products xD

btw, where did you buy the Canmake polish? I love it ^^

May @ Rad said...

Great haul! I love everything that you've bought :D

With Love, Elle said...

i love canmake blughers too!!! i jes got this pink cream canmake blush!

i tried the liese hair dye, but it dont cover whites >.<

i used to love that benefit foundation too before bb cream came out..if u use that benefit with the dr feel good, flawless! but then ur face is flawless already!

xoxo elle

Nic Nic said...

thats a lovely haul.. i have the Essential pink serum too.. and the pink version of the hair mask - very nice! id go crazy in a place like singapore too - it's cheaper than japan :P if you goto HK cheak out mannings, you get better deals there!

Fruity Lashes said...

what a great haul. everything looks so nice. love the essential line. canmake blush is really nice too.

Shea Butter said...

Essentials Ultra Honey & Shea Butter Hair Mask - The texture of this cream is really thick, but i think hair mask should be thick so it stays on your hair better. The treatment of this hair mask is quick as well. You only need to leave it on for like 5 minutes ( i leave it for 10min) and rinsing is also quick (You don't get that slimy effect on your body...if you know what i mean) .
The after effect of your hair is very smooth and soft and their is an obvious difference. It transform your hair instantly, like magic. The smell of this product is wonderfull...i could even eat it..JOKES
Also, price of this product is only 7 dorra which is heaps cheap. I usually use the de lorenzo EQUILIBRIUM hair mask and i thought that was cheap and great...but this japananese hair mask is wayyy beyond great!!! and its 3 times cheaper than my delorenzo.
Overall...this product, at the moment, is going to be my 'can't live without hair product'. Hence i'll definitely be repurchasing and highly recommend it for those with dry, frizzy, un-nice hair.

blushfully by cendana said...

Yay for Singapore haul!! I love Watsons toO!!! ^^ One stop shop hahahaha... love love! I really miss Singapore now =( hahaha that hair masque sounds so so good! So is Canmake blush! That hello kitty mascara - so cute!

BooBooNinja said...

Is the Canmake blush shimmery?
I usually go for matte blushes, or at most a satin sheen to keep things work & school appropriate. Also, I look young for my age, so I don't want to come across as too cutesy.

Umm... do you think it would show up as a natural, fresh colour on a NC20/25 complexion?
Thanks for your help!

BooBooNinja said...

Thanks so much for emailing me to answer my question! You are awesome!
I am going to ask for a couple of jars of the hair mask. Could you recommend any other Watsons must-haves?

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