May 31, 2014

Monthly: Ashley's May Favourites


Hi lovelies,

I can't even begin to tell you how hectic things have been for me the past month,  starting a new job and getting used to everything isn't as easy as I'd hoped it would be, nonetheless, it's been quite an eventful journey thus far! We didn't get the chance to film a favourites video together so we will be doing them in parts and will having a video set for your guys the next time around! Anywho, lets hop right to it;) 

Simple Skincare Eye cream 

I am all for investing in amazing products to make up good skincare routine but keep in mind sometimes drugstore products can do the exact same wonders as certain high-end products do too! I’ve dabbled a little into the Simple skincare line and have really grown to like their gentle cleanser because it does the most basic job of cleansing without stripping your skin’s moisture and even claims to give some added benefits to your skin as well. 

I’ve been using their eye cream for about a good month now and feel that although it doesn’t bring about a instantly significant difference after a week, I’ve started to see a gradual, comfortable change to the amount of fine lines (or smile lines) I have near my eyes. I use this both day and night, the light-weight formula gives allows a faster absorption rate so I wont be waltzing around my room for a good 10 – 15 minutes before the product sinks in and I can proceed to apply my makeup! This drugstore gem is definitely worth checking out the next time you’re at Watons / Guardian

Stockist: Watsons/ Guardian/ Robinsons (Raffles City)
Price:SG$14 

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YSL Kiss & Blush in No. 5

This has easily become the new cult favourite amongst the beauty bloggersphere, making appearance on almost every beauty junkie’s instagram feeds. I first fell in love with the texture upon borrowing Sam’s Kiss & Blush in No. 10 numerous times and decided that It was time to get one of my own because It is just way too amazing and I’d probably end up hogging it most of the time If I hadn’t purchased it a couple weeks ago.


Mentioned in our April favourites, the YSL Kiss & Blush range as beautiful velvety matte texture that’s perfect for both lips and cheek, I opted for a much brighter shade that I’d usually go for but! This is probably the only red toned lip product I have that suits my undertones and doesn’t make me look like a clown. The pigmentation is incredibly and unlike several matte lip products out there, this one doesn’t sit like a layer on your lips but sinks in and gives a very smooth finish that last at least 3 hours.

Stockist: Any YSL Beaut√© stores 
Price: SG$50 

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NARS contour blush in Paloma

Have you ever wanted the perfect highlight and contour duo that has received an even love for both products in the same palette? Well this is mine. My NAKED Flushed palette shattered a month ago while I was moving it around to take photographs and have never had my heart mended until I found this product. Both the highlight and contour shades are matte and have really decent colour payoffs. (the photograph above shows a single swatch). 

There are those bronzers that can look a little muddy on people with slightly more yellow undertones (myself) but this one provides a very polished finish that makes me look like I actually put in more effort than I had to make my face look warmer and slightly slimmer.

Stockist: NARS at TANGS Orchard / Robinsons Orchard
Price: SG$60

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Benefit Cosmetics’ Bathina “Soft to touch…hard to get” 

I’ve had this body oil sitting in my cabinet for quite sometime and upon hearing Roseanne say how amazing it was, I decided to take it out to give it a go! It’s essential a body oil mist, which sets out to provide immediate hydration with a “touch of tempting fragrance”.

I’’m very picky with scents and this one is a light mixture between something sweet & floral but doesn’t smell cheap. I like to use this right after I hop out of the showers and although I don’t wake up to instant silky smooth skin, my skin never fails to feel hydrated and plump!  The fact that the product is dispensed through a spray, makes the application process hassle free because when it comes to body oils that require pouring the product out, It can get a little messy. 

Stockist: Benefit Cosmetics counters / Benefit Cosmetics store at Westgate
Price: *TBA

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Shu Uemura Lightbulb UV BB Compact

I’ve had this product for awhile and was supposed to be put up a review much much earlier, but the truth is, I’ve had have doubts along the way of using this product and was trying to find the appropriate method to go about using it. I really enjoy using this as a finishing powder to set my concealer and bb cream to give my face a even and smooth finish. The powder itself is very lightweight and smooth so the chance of caking your face with this product isn’t very likely as long as you use a powder brush! 

I really like the Lightbulb range because it still gives you that glow despite being a matte finish. If anyone wants to know I am somewhere between an NC 25 – 30 and I’m in the shade 754.  The coverage is definitely buildable with the sponge that comes with the product from light – high coverage and it even has SPF 30 PA +++. 

Stockist: Any Shu Uemura stores (ION) or counters.

Price: $60

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Those have been the top 5 products for the month of May and I've already discovered a couple of products that are already starting to win my heart to make it into my June favourites and we've not even tapped into the month of June as of yet...

 If you wanted more details or have questions about a product, feel free to leave a comment and we will get back to you ASAP. Hope you all have had a fabulous May and of course, here's to an even better month ahead!

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Ash


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3 comments

  1. Your poor Naked Flushed palette! I've swatched the NARS Contour palettes instore and they seem nice but it's a lot of money to pay! The YSL Kiss and Blush looks gorgeous as well- getting a red is so brave but when it's a tone that suits us Asians it's worth it! :D

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  2. fantastic blush *-* Thank you for sharing ^^
    intresting as always ^_____^


    my blog♥

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  3. nice picks, Ash! Just added 2 more things to my shopping list thanks for this post - the YSL kiss & blush as well as the Simple eye cream!
    xx
    Fifi

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