Egg white: The secret of my mum’s youth

At 53, my mother does not have a single crow feet or wrinkle at the outer corners of her eyes. Her skin is plump, fair and youthful. Yes yes, there’re some ages of aging. Light pigmentation at the corners of her cheeks, but hey I have some faded freckles, and her age spots are about as dark as my freckles!

At 53, my mother has beautiful skin. And her secret? Egg White. She’ll be really peeved if she knew I posted “her secret” online. I mean, we do know the uses of egg white. It tightens your pores and firms up your skin and clears your pores when you use it as a 15-minute mask. But hey, we use other natural remedies as well. But for my mum, egg white is her Holy Grail skincare item. She uses it every single day.

I used to recall that as a young child, I would request for my maid to cook tons of eggs in the day for me.. only to be reprimanded by my mother for using her “Facial stuff” in the evenings. I couldn’t understand then. I mean, come on, Mum. Those are eggs, they’re meant for eating!
Well, not to my Mum (:

Im not saying she doesnt use any other skincare products. She does. But none of those insanely expensive La Mer under the ocean stuff. She swears by Egg White.
Being her daughter, and wanting to follow in her footsteps, I am trying to pick up this habit. But honestly, it stinks. -holds nose-

Review: Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Birthday Suit

The colour is beautiful on the site. When you look at it in the lovely packaging, it is lovely. This beauty is transferred over to your eyelids, but is such a muted chrome, (although it’s described as Crushed Chrome) that it can be use only as an eyeshadow base.
It is, like I say, a beautiful colour. But if you’re looking for a potent eye shadow colour for your creases, you’re looking in the wrong place.

Staying Power: 3.5/5
With Benefit Stay, don’t Stray primer, it does last all day. Without it, hmm, it does crease on your eyelids. I do not have double eyelids, just under eyelids, but even then, it does crease.

It works best when you apply a thin layer at a time, allowing 30 second intervals for it to dry before layering on more. With a darker shade, you should get a buildable colour. Colour: 4

I just bought another of these in Get Figgy! (: we’ll see how that one goes.


Images are from Benefitcosmetics.com

Review: Benefit Benetint

This has to be a Holy Grail product for many girls and makeup artists. It is easy to use, to control, and colour is so buildable and suitable for every skin tone that you could never go wrong.

Trust me when I say that purchasing a Benetint for SGD40 is worth every cent. You can use the leetle bottle for more than a year, if you use it everyday that is (: If you don’t, it would last longer.

But then again, with so many products many of us own, would it be worth it as you might not even bother with using it. Well, if you enjoy sporting a fuss free natural looking glow, you will use this as often as you enjoy putting on makeup (:

Being a red tint, it really matches the blushing shade of any skin tone. Therefore for colour wise, it’s a 5/5.
Being a cheek stain, it lasts alllll day.. and I mean all day. Blushes I’ve used so far don’t last more than a few hours on my cheeks (they’re not oily), but Benetint stays alright. Staying power: 5/5
However, that being said, being a cheek stain, it does stain your cheek pretty quickly. You got to blend it in really fastly, or it will dry and leave red streaks on your cheeks. and fingers too! if you use your fingers, which I detest. So I use a wedge sponge, which blends it in nicely (: ahh. a fresh-faced natural glow.

If you don’t enjoy having the makeup look, this is for you. it is for everybody really. (:
Oh and to add, when you blush, it blushes with you. I can certify that. haha.

This product retails at Benefit website for USD28
and at Benefit counters in Singapore for SGD64 (which is crazy)

Do not be turned off by the strong colour. When blended, it looks like it’s a part of your skin (:
(images from Benefitcosmetics.com)

1st ever purchase from Strawberrynet

Clara and I tried our luck with strawberrynet (:

We both got an Elizabeth Arden 8-hour Sun defense for Face at SGD25.50 -beams-
and I got Benefit O’ Powder in Dallas. I cannot wait for the shipment to arrive. This is going to be fun!


(images from strawberrynet.com)

Strawberrynet

Strawberrynet is insanely addictive, and innately evil!
I have been surfing, and surfing and surfing all day, and constantly halting myself from purchasing ‘items’ I don’t need. Yes, I am not there yet, not the beauty obsessed female that many women become, that I would purchase and purchase items out of pure desire and insane quickening of heartbeat. Nope, I am parked in the safe-zone. And with my lack of a credit card, and therefore the need to borrow my boyfriend’s/sister’s in order to purchase something online.. It saves me. (:
-triumphant grin-

This month however, happens to be my birthday month, and I deserve gifts from people and myself. So..
I purchased the following from Strawberrynet,
– Shiseido Dual Balancing Foundation in I02
– Benefit Creaseless Cream shadow in Get Figgy!
– Christian Dior Poudre Shimmer in 01 Rose Diamond
And, for being a first-time customer, I get…
Stila Perfecting Stick Foundation in Shade B (hopes that’s correct)

See? Told you there’s hope for me (:

I feel angst towards Biotherm

1. The SA that served me at the Tangs counter was minimally helpful on the brink of paying lip service.
2. Aquasource Nonstop for Combi skin makes my T zone very very very oily.
3. White D-tox Primer in Pink makes my T zone glow with oil, although I admit it adds a nice glow to my cheeks.
4. White D-tox Primer in Pink disappeared on me for a couple of weeks and left me hyperventilating.
5. Compared to Laneige & Benefit, Biotherm has neglected me with their emails of updates and promotions. They also did not give me a Biotherm member card (which I am unsure if exist).

Overall, -frowns-

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