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    Beauty Essentials: Concealer

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    A while ago, I talked about one of my beauty essentials. Today, I will be sharing with you yet another one of my essentials that I listed as part of my January hits a few posts back. Besides sunblock, one other product I rarely leave home without is concealer. So much so, that I actually stopped putting on liquid foundation because I realised that all I needed day-to-day was concealer and some setting powder. Living in a humid climate made me more conscious about what I put on my face and allowed me to find ways to cut down on layers to let my skin breathe more easily. I have actually noticed an improvement in my skin condition since then, though that could also be attributed to a more dedicated skincare routine that I’ve cultivate through the years.

    Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer is an absolute dream. A little bit of product goes a long way, and it feels so light on my skin. Before this, I used to blend out my concealer with a brush because it’s quicker, but I realise that with Naked Skin, I prefer to take my time to blend it in using my fingertips. I find that this method provides the best results and gives me more control over my application. Just in case, I go over everything with a brush to make sure it’s all blended in.

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    Choosing the right shade is always a problem for me because my skin tone changes very frequently depending on how much time I spend in the sun. I buy a lot of cosmetics online but never concealer/powder/foundation… it’s always better to go straight to the counter and get advice from the salesperson tending to it. I love that Naked Skin blends into my skin wonderfully and doesn’t stand out like a pale patch when I get tanner. I believe it will also work well as a highlight colour, looking at how great it blends.

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    This is the first time I’m using a concealer with a doe-foot applicator and I’m absolutely loving it! Compared to sticks or roll-on applicators, doe-foot ones offer more precision and control over how much product I want on that particular area. As I mentioned, a little bit of this goes a long way so precise application is key to avoid any caking.

    What is your go-to concealer? Share it with me in the comments below!

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    Asymmetrical Maxi Cardi

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    Hello my friends, how have you been? I hope you are well. As you might have noticed, I took some time off blogging the past few months. I decided to dedicate my full time and attention to my final year project of university. Now that everything is over, I’m moving into the next stage of my life after school, and it is all a bit daunting… As much as I am excited, I’m also very nervous. Almost 16 years of formal education over! Some of you have reached out to me via Twitter and shared your experiences. Thank you for that, good advice is always welcomed 🙂

    The past few weeks have been a good breather during this period of transition. Unfortunately, the weather hasn’t been too kind – we’re currently experiencing an intense heatwave in our little red dot. Thankfully I’ve got this piece tucked away in my closet that I never quite knew how to style until now. I found this asymmetrical maxi cardigan at a flea market that my friend organised. It’s a piece from the H&M x Maison Martin Margiela collection from a couple of years back! Amazing, huh? And at a fraction of the price it was probably sold for, too. (I’m waiting patiently for pieces from the H&M x Balmain collection to show up at the flea markets!) I love that it’s made of a soft, silky smooth material that’s light and breathable, making it perfect for everyday wear in Singapore.

    I also love that there are several ways to style it. There’s a pair of ribbons on each edge of the piece that allow it to drape over the body like a wrap-around top and a pair of clasp buttons to seal the look. For this getup, I chose to tie this ribbon behind me rather than in front, and fasten the clasp at the front so it creates a more open, laid-back feel. This maxi piece could also be worn with its ribbons and clasps undone. I finished the look with a chunky metallic necklace, a pair of grey slacks and my new everyday sandals from Kenneth Cole Reaction.

    How would you style this piece? 

    Beauty

    January Hits & Misses

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    Is it really February already? Oh, how time flies! This year I thought I’d introduce a little series onto my blog and share with you my monthly hits and misses so I’d get a chance to talk more about the products I use on a day-to-day basis. I love trying new products and a lot of the times, I end up really liking them and repurchasing them later on. But of course, I’ve had my fair share of heartbreaks… so I thought I’d spare you the pain with these little reviews!

    HITS

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    The Tasmanian Soap Company Goats Milk Bar Soap in No.6 Refreshing (not pictured) – I’m not usually a fan of bar soaps but I came across this company when I was in Hobart, Tasmania last June and I really wanted to try their products. No. 6 is lemongrass and lime-scented, which smells super refreshing! I loved it that the bar soap had lots of exfoliating beads that felt so good on the skin. My only issue with this soap is that it left my skin feeling a little bit dry after showers, which I read is a problem with bar soaps in general. Nothing a little bit of body butter won’t solve.

    Yves Rocher Cherry Bloom Shower Gel – I got a bottle of this at a really great price on Sephora.sg and I was so glad that I liked it! Buying scented products online can be risky because you never really know how it will turn out until you receive your package in the mail. This shower gel smells wonderfully sweet, yet not overpowering. It doesn’t lather as much but feels lovely on the skin. Unfortunately, the smell doesn’t linger long, and I have to admit I prefer my Bath & Body Works shower gels over Yves Rocher ones. This was a hit for January, but I don’t think I will be repurchasing it anytime soon.

    Urban Decay Naked Concealer in Medium – Behold, my new favourite concealer!! I’ll be doing a more in depth review of this later on but for now, I’d just like to profess my love for this goodness in a tube. It feels so comfortable on my skin and provides just the right amount of coverage. Definitely the biggest hit of the month!

    MISSES

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    Yves Rocher Ecolabel Radiance Shampoo – I wanted to like this one so much, especially so since it’s eco-friendly. But alas, this one’s such a big miss in my books. To be fair, it does what it’s supposed to do as shampoo, which is, well, cleaning my hair. But it leaves my hair feeling dry and lifeless, which is not something I’ve experienced with shampoo before. I’d very much want to explore more eco-friendly products, but I think I’ll do a lot more research before I make my next purchase.

    Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Whisky – Ah, what a waste! I’ve heard so much about this product but it disappointed me on one aspect: it smudges. The one thing I thought it wouldn’t do, but it did. I have to admit, I LOVE how this looks on my eyelids – it gives my eyes just the right amount of smokyness for my daytime looks. But this will not last in the humidity in Singapore and smudges all over my eyelids. I’m running out of hope. When will I find my perfect pencil eyeliner?

    Do you have any recommendations for February? Share them with me in the comments below!