April 27, 2013

Monthly: Ashley's Favourites



Hellooo lovely faces! 

Its that time of month again where we have our monthly beauty roundup of the products that we love for the month of APRIL. I've just gotten back to Hong Kong a week a go and hence with the catching up I had to do I didn't quite have the time to sit down to film a video for this month - but do look out for one next month! Sam and I will each be sharing our top 5 favourite products of the month, so do look out for hers very soon! 

ps: please excuse the fact that I have no makeup on in the photo above!

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Hadanomy Collagen Mist


I've been trying to change up my skincare routine as my skin doesn't seem to benefit from my previous routine - that! and the climate in Hong Kong is definitely much different from that in Singapore. This product is known to contain collagen, hyaluronic acid, honey and acerola extract and is a slighter thicker mist as opposed to regular ones.

For this reason, I've been using this as my night time moisturizer. So typically after my shower, I take about 3 sprits of this onto my face and gently pat it in with my palms. The product is fast- absorbing and It leaves my skin feeling hydrated and doesn't feel sticky after. I do see a change in my skin with not using a moisturizer at night - it isn't as oily as it used to be and I do think its made my skin appear less dull than before.

Recommended for:  Normal and Dry skin 

Stockist: SaSa HK$69 


Revlon ultimate suede lipstick


I don't think this product needs much of an introduction - we've established that I LOVE this lipstick to death, it's lasting power is amazing and they have quite amazing colours to choose from. If you don't like any shimmer or gloss within your lipstick this is the product for you.  Mine is in the colour #070 Preview 

My full review is up here

Stockist: Watsons/ Guardian / Mannings : SGD $19.90 


Maybelline Pure Mineral Eraser


I've put off using foundation for the longest time ever because I was scarred by the horrible sticky foundation that I had to put on whilst I was in dance in primary school. Anyways - I am a fan of this product because it

- brightens my complexion 
- Provides light to Medium coverage ( buildable) 
- Matte finish 

Its basically a powder and a foundation in one - perfect for mornings where we are terribly rushed. I've also found myself using this product for my under eye area just to conceal my horrible dark rings and it works perfectly well :). The sponge applicator makes it easy for direct application when on the go and has a twist function for the product ( which isn't the best ). 

The only trouble I've had with it is travelling with it - primarily because of the cabin pressure ( I believe) and hence I've lost quite a bit of product from there. 

I have yet to put up my full review about this drugstore foundation but I will have it up very soon. 

Recommended for: All skin types 

Stockists: watsons/ mannings/ guardian / SaSa HK$ 99 ( I got mine on sale) 


Tresemme heat tamer spray

I've never quite shared this with you guys but ! there are days where my hair is just not at its best and I do have to tame it with a flat iron - in this case a decent heat protectant spray IS KEY. Now, i've used  several heat protectant sprays, S factor , Nioxin and this has proven to be one of the ones I've just grown to love. Firstly it doesn't have a horrible chemical smell to it, it absorbs rather well as the mist is quite light. 

*ps: the nozzle isn't the original nozzle because I was a little excited when I initially got it and broke it… :/ 

Recommended for: All hair types

Stockists: Watsons / selected beauty supply stores HK$90 (around there)


fresh soy face cleanser


I've parted with my purity cleanser as I didn't take it with me to HK but I might actually prefer this product better. The formulation is a lot lighter and has a fresh scent to it. The product is known to be  "Rich in amino acids, soy proteins promote moisture retention, elasticity, and firmness. Rosewater balances and tones the skin. Fragrance-free and soap-free, calming cucumber extract and nourishing borage seed oil enriches its formula. "

 There are 2 ways to go about using this

- Regular Morning cleanser
   As a gentle facial wash to remove any impurities that may have accumulated over the night. 

- To remove makeup 
   1) Apply product to a cotton pad
   2 ) Wipe off makeup on dry face 
   3) rinse

For everyone in HK - unfortunately, there's only a larger version of this available - unlike in SG where you've got two options. Needless to say, I'm so thankful one of my best friends got this for me as a gift as I'm now looking into more of fresh 's products after having had a pleasant experience with this one. 

Recommended for: All skin types 

stockist: Sephora (SG) / Lane Crawford ( HK)  SG$25 // HK$300 

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I hope you guys have discovered new products that you might try and as always, if you have any questions , please leave them in the comments and we will tend to them asap! If there are any products that you'd like a a more indepth review on, just request it under the comments as well. 

what are your beauty favourites of the month?
Much Love
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Ashley
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2 comments

  1. I love the Tresemme heat protectant, I've repurchased so many times and I love its mist and it smells amazing! I've been wanting the Revlon Ultimate Suede lipsticks but the prices here in Australia are very high ($27!) so I have put off purchasing some. The Mineral eraser looks so interesting! I hate how cabin pressure makes products purge out of their packaging :( And I wouldn't have known you weren't wearing makeup, you look flawless!

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    1. HI Karen!

      Thank you so much for your comment! it really means so much to see such in-depth responses to our posts :) YES! I love the smell of the mists haha you're not alone on that! WOW, that really is quite pricey for a single lipstick!! You should definitely consider getting them when you travel overseas, and i'm sure they'll be a lot cheaper that way - it's true to its lasting power and probably one of the best lipsticks I've ever tried.

      Yeah :/ I probably lost about 1/3 of the product from the two trips I've taken with the foundation. Packaging aside thought , its really does give a flawless finish :)

      and awh ! you are so sweet!
      we;ve followed you on twitter as well btw xx

      Ashley

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