Wassup Reviews.com!

Wassup Reviews.com

Hello lovelies!!! Wassup wassup! Xmas is just around the corner and that literally mean that the shopping season has officially begun. Yes gifting season is the best season to shop like there’s no tomorrow because you definitely have a very valid reason to spend. Gifts for your niece, nephew, mum, dad, brothers, sisters and not forgetting, your doggy(of course they need a gift too, they are part of the family after all duh AKA another reason to spend). But well, shopping is never a easy task. The need to buy something that is best for everyone else is way more difficult than buying for yourself don’t you think so? The agony of choosing between brands when it comes to buying a single item is just a pain in the neck. That is especially true when you haven’t even had the chance to try the product that you are thinking of getting. Take it that if you are buying a bottle of hair loss shampoo for your balding uncle but you wouldn’t know which brand is the best unless you tried them before. BUT, why would you have tried them when you are not balding at all. Dilemma ttm (IKR).

OK now comes the solution. Me being a self confessed shopaholic would constantly find solutions to my shopping dilemma. And that is doing PLENTY of research before carting your items and when i say plenty, i mean reading at least 20 blogs at a time (SRLY)! That is only if you have the time and energy and enough interest to read them all (and not forgetting that you are buying these gifts not for yourself, but everyone else). Are you feeling motivated still? Well it instantly drains my energy just thinking about it (especially when its not for my narcissistic self).

But don’t be disheartened just yet! Because there is something amazing out there. And I’m not gonna be selfish about this. And that is………(drums rolling)………….. REVIEWS.COM!!

Erm ok you must be saying ‘excuse me, who haven’t heard of it’. But let me explain!!

Do you want someone normal (just like someone who occasionally have too many burgers or loves to go braless at home or just hate washing the dishes) like you or me to;

  1. Read all the reviews (aka >20 blogs)
  2. Test shortlisted products (like literally become a white mice)
  3. Tell you what is important to you and what is not (let you know that not everything you see are true/important)
  4. And finally but most importantly, give an honest review and not write a sponsored post just because they are paid to do so (i think it is hard to come by nowadays)

Ok REVIEWS.COM does all these, and they take you to the product directly (i mean online shop duh) and of course, you can buy it on the spot! Isn’t it convenient? *Hooray to online shopping*

If you are not convinced yet, go read them!! But do remember to control your spendings along the way, it may get addictive (don’t say i didn’t warn you).

Here are some articles that got me thinking (aka buying the items);

The Best Shampoo

The Best Dry Shampoo

The Best Mascara

The Best Foundation

The Best Sunscreen

 

 

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5 reasons why I LOVE Sephora!!

5 reasons why I LOVE Sephora!!

Yes i love Sephora a lot and I am so grateful that they are around (in Singapore too) so I can shop for all the ‘to-die-for’ beauty products at one stop. Therefore, I have decided to share with you girls why I love Sephora so much so you can benefit from Sephora as much as i do! Good things are meant for sharing isn’t it? *wink wink*

1) They have all the beauty products you need

From makeup base, to blusher, to shampoo and many more, you can literally get all the beauty products by just visiting Sephora. And trust me, I’m pretty sure there is something for everyone, and yes, guys are no exception as well (i meant products for guys, not male models)! Whenever there is a need to restock my beauty products, the first place that comes to mind will be Sephora. I usually purchase my Bamboo shampoo, Bamboo conditioner (they are really good for frizzy hair), Benefit’s Porefessional, Too Faced Born This Way Foundation and mascara (review here), Urban Decay Concealer, blusher and eyeshadow palette, 3CE lipstick (review here) and many more from Sephora. Shopping in Sephora becomes so much more efficient and convenient when you want to compare and choose a product among all the available and outstanding brands (not to mention their own low-cost Sephora brand as well). All in all, Sephora really provides an effortless shopping experience.

2) You can shop Sephora online now

They have an online store now! Hooray!!!! When you are too lazy or tired to go out and face the world, but your products are running low, this is the time when online shopping comes in handy. Just a few clicks on your laptop and the products are on their way to you, even without you stepping out of your house. The best thing is they offer free shipping as long as you make SGD$40 worth of purchases (which is rather reasonable in exchange for all the precious time needed to travel there and to carry them back). So what are you waiting for? Shop online to beat the crowd now!

3) They know what you need even before you know it

And by that, I mean they bring in brands and products that I didn’t know I would ever need it or be so obsessed with. They are literally educating me on every step of my makeup and beauty routine. I would still be using mascara from Maybelline and shampoo from Watson (not that they are not good, but Sephora offers so much more choices) if I had not been exposed to Sephora. And they are quick to ride onto the Korean wave by offering brands such as 3CE (I love their products so much) in their stores even before I know that it would eventually become a necessity in my makeup routine. Thus, follow them and your beauty necessities will be complete.

4) They have awesome loyalty program

For the Black Sephora card holders (when you have a accumulated spendings of $250), you will get a 10% off (for next purchase) for every $250 spent. You are actually being rewarded for making purchases in their stores. Unlike other loyalty programs, you can actually get instant cash rebates instead of exchanging points for products. It is much easier for shoppers to understand and fully utilise their well deserved benefits. If you don’t have the habit of keeping track of your points, don’t worry, because they will always inform you (if you have the 10% off voucher) on the spot while you are making payment. For more information check out here.

5) They are always armed with product samples 

Well, you may not know this, but they actually have many samples that are placed behind the payment counters which you can request for. I discovered it while i was making payment and randomly ask for any available samples, and i got a mini bareMineral’s foundation. So don’t be afraid to ask for samples because you never know which star products you will get to try. Check out their samples here.

 

 

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8 Makeup Products you need to own now!

8 Beauty Products you need to own now!

I have consolidated a list of items that i swear by for my makeup routine. Tried and tested, and these are the few that remained. You should give them a go and let me know if they do wonders for you as well. So, lets get started!

  1. Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette 

8 makeup products to own now!

The best thing about Naked 3 eyeshadow palette is that it is not as flaky as a lot of other brands that i used before. Although, to be honest, it does flake a little when you apply it, but you just have to tap the brush on your hands a few times before applying it on your eyelid and the problem is solved. I do not own a lot of eyeshadow palette (in fact i only own 2) and i tend to use my eyeshadow palette for a long time (lets say around 1 year?). However, every time when i apply it, the colours are still as intense and vivid as when i just bought it. My favourites are the lighter shades towards the left. This palette is great for a light makeup that enhances your eyes.

2.Urban Decay Afterglow 8-hour Powder Blush 

8 Makeup Products you need to own now!

I only have 1 blusher in my makeup bag and it is this. When i find the right blusher, i stick to it. I believe blusher is the one product that will instantly brightens up your face and it is very important to find the right one. I really like the shades that they offer, and the blusher actually do last 8 hours. I have oily skin, thus to have a product that actually still stick onto my face after all the oil and blotting, is really quite formidable. I am using the shade call SCORE – ‘Medium pink peach with a touch of shimmer’ (that is how they describe it). This shade is suitable for fair to yellowish skin tone as it is not too pinkish nor orangey, but still gives off that natural rosy cheeks.

3. Innisfree Green Tea Mineral Mist

8 makeup products to own now!

Innisfree green tea mineral mist is really good for your face when you feel that your skin is really dry, or when you need to give your makeup an extra boost after a few hours in the office or under the sun. I carry this in my bag whenever i go, especially when i am traveling. I will spray this on my face once every hour on the airplane just to prevent my face from being dehydrated. Dry skin is a NO-NO for me because it will actually encourage oil secretion on my face. It is available in the 50ml bottle, handy to keep one in your bag and carry it around with you everywhere you go.

4.  Benefit the POREfessional

8 makeup products to own now!

The POREfessional… It rhymes so well. And i hope you get it by now that it is a product specially formulated to tackle pores. There are so many primers in the market now, and you can easily find more than 10 of them just in a single Sephora store. So what is the hype about this POREfessional? Well, i only own 1 primer, and it is this. I swear by it. As i have huge pores, this really helps to smoothen out my skin (creating an illusion), so when i apply my makeup on later, my face will appear much smoother than if i didn’t put it on. I bought the large tube, which is 44ml, and i have been using it for almost 8 months. A tube last a long way. And the best thing is that it didn’t dry up (aka become cakey), or clog my pores. This is my second tube and definitely not my last.

5.  Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Extreme

8 makeup products to own now!

Yes! It is better than false eyelashes. I guess that pretty much sums up my opinion. When i buy mascara, i always go for this. It is the best i have ever used. I tried so many other mascara before this, but the same problem just keeps coming up. Flakiness, cakiness, smudges, these are some of the concerns that i have when i choose my mascara. And this is the only mascara that has not let me down yet. How to use it? Just simply apply the mascara on (on the left), follow by the fiber (on the right) and finally apply the mascara (on the left) again to seal the fiber on your lashes. It is as easy as it sounds, and you will be amazed by the result.

6. Etude House Color My Brows 

8 Makeup Products you need to own now!

Your eyelashes are important, so do your eyebrows. When crafted properly, it can literally transform your face shape. Good eyebrows complete the whole makeup. Thus, it is important that your brows are shaped correctly, if you don’t understand what I’m saying, then google ‘what eyebrow suits different face shape’ and you will get a tonne of answers. Next, you need to have the colour of your eyebrow to be close or nearly similar to your hair colour. Dark eyebrows almost always give off a fierce look, a look that i tend to avoid. And light coloured eyebrows will give you that soft look, but make sure it matches your hair colour. I am using the Natural Brown to match my dark brown hair. If you are unsure of which colour to get, head down to their store and try them on!

7. Too Faced Born This Way Foundation

8 Makeup Products you need to own now!

I love this foundation so much! Smooth, easy to apply, natural, and not cakey at all. So much to rave about! First of all, the ingredients that goes into making it is just wonderful. With coconut water, hyaluronic acid, alpine rose, you can be assured that your skin is getting pampered while looking good. Gone are the days where foundation leaves your skin feeling dry and red after applying it. I am using the ‘Ivory’ shade and it blends so well on my skin and neck. One or two pump is sufficient for the whole face. Priced at just USD$39, it is really value for money. Just try it and experience it for yourself.

 8. 3CE Lip Color 

8 Makeup Products you need to own now!

This is a relatively new brand in the Sephora store and i only got to know about this brand a year back on a korean online site. Ever since Sephora bring them in, i knew i wanted to try their lipstick. And to my surprise, their colours are really nice and vivid on my lips. It just reminds me of all the Korean drama that i watched where the actresses will always have their makeup perfectly done and ended off with a bright peach coloured lips (a colour that was still not as popular in Singapore previously). I tried on the colour ‘SCANDAL’ and i instantly falls in love with it. It brightens my face instantly (sounds magical but it is true)! I would say even if you have a tonne of lipsticks in your makeup bag, you still gotta own this colour and please do carry it with you always!

 

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