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What’s in my Easter Bunny Goodie Box #2

A while ago, I told you about participating in a Easter Bunny beauty swop with Tara here.

Tara has sent so many goodies to me, I am flabbergasted with surprise after surprise! The first part of the goodie box is posted here.

This is the second and last part of the Easter swop, with pictures to follow.

Items featured:

Left to right: Mascara, eyeliner, baked eyeshadow, lipsticks, lipglosses, FOUR eyeshadow palettes!!

Left to right: Mascara, eyeliner, baked eyeshadow, lipsticks, lipglosses, FOUR eyeshadow palettes!!

But wait! There’s one more! 🙂


Powder blusher by Jordana

I have mentioned to Tara that I am an eyeshadow kind of girl, and she has very kindly sent FOUR eyeshadow palettes and one single eyeshadow to me. 😮

I have always heard of elf and Wet ‘n’ Wild coloricon palettes but couldn’t get them locally. So seeing them in the box definitely made me squeal with delight! And Tara has also asked if I have ever tried anything from Jordana before, which I haven’t. The blusher looks lovely lovely lovely!!

I can’t wait to try them all, but I have only 1 face… hmm… what to do? :p

Until next time, hope you survive the summer heat (if you are in the SEA…) 🙂

Shu xxx


Real Techniques Setting Brush <3

**The product(s) mentioned in this post is purchased by me. I am no affiliated with any companies.**

Today I want to holler about the Setting Brush by Real Techniques. This is one of my favourite brush among the other Real Techniques brushes I have. 🙂

RT Setting Brush

RT Setting Brush

Setting Brush, size  compared to a standard eyelash curler

Setting Brush, size compared to a standard eyelash curler

It is a slim, tapared synthetic hair brush which I find very useful for setting concealers, especially around the eyes. The pointed end helps to reach small corners and it’s very important for me to set concealers properly in this humid weather to prevent melting down my eyes. Not a pretty sight…

I also like to use it to dust Meteorites finishing powder on oily-prone areas such as T-zone, forehead, nose and chin. 🙂 The picture below is a tub of Meteorites in travel size. The cardboard packaging sort of looks dodgy after some use… booo!

Guerlain Meteorites Perles and RT Setting Brush

Guerlain Meteorites Perles and RT Setting Brush

When I travel, I like to take this Setting Brush with me because it’s small, and I like to do spot-setting instead of whole face. I also use this Setting Brush to apply highlights on my cheekbones. But this is quite rare as I wear minimal makeup when I’m not at work.

So I think that this little brush is quite multi-functional as:

   1. Powder Brush (duh!)

   2. Highlighting Brush

   3. Travel friendly

If you don’t already owned any powder brush, try this.

What’s in my Easter Bunny Goodie Box #1

A while ago, I told you about participating in a Easter Bunny beauty swop with Tara here.

Tara has been so generous in sending so many things that I want to unwrap everything quickly but at the same time, refraining from doing so because I want to do proper posts on them.

This is the first part of the swop, with pictures to follow.

Items featured:

1. Deadly cute coral pink, yellow and baby blue nail varnish from Sinful Colors Professional

These colours are just so cute!! First idea that came to my mind is the easter egg design. How apt. 🙂

Sinful Colors (note to self: must spell the US way…) are not available in Thailand currently.

I didn’t have time to wear these yet. But when I do I will write about it.

Easter Theme Nail Varnish

Easter Theme Nail Varnish

Soul Mate (Coral Pink), Unicorn (Yellow) and Sugar Rush (Baby Blue)

Soul Mate 945 (Coral Pink), Unicorn 953 (Yellow) and Sugar Rush 1169 (Baby Blue)


2. Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stain in Honey

I’m already a big fan of Revlon’s Balm Stain. And this colour Honey is so versatile for everyday use! Love the peppermint taste. When I travel in the car for a long distance I like to use this Balm Stain because the peppermint smell helps with motion sickness for me.

Beautifully gift wrapped!

Beautifully gift wrapped!


Revlon Honey Lip Stain


2. Brush Guards (Surprise! Surprise!) Thanks so much again, Tara!

First time I posted about Brush Guards no available in Thailand here, Tara must have noticed the small complaint… and she has so kindly included a pack of them in the beauty swop box!! Prior to unwrapping it, I was trying to guess what it might be and I thought for a moment it must be some sort of eye shield or mask. When I saw what is inside I swore I could have run around the house jumping up and down like a little girl who got her first bicycle, announcing and showing to everyone “Brush Guards!! Brush Guards!!!!”. 🙂

Well, that happened in my imagination. I couldn’t do any of that because my house was awfully quiet as the children had gone to bed. But I was still as excited, mind you. 🙂 And my actual reaction at that time was: “OH MY GOD!!! Brush Guardssss!!!!”. Quickly, I went to fetch my brush pouch and slid the guards to my preciousssss…


This package had me wondering and guessing what was inside…

Brush Guards

Brush Guards: 1 Extra Small, 2 Small, 2 Medium and 1 Large


Brush Guards fitted perfectly with the RealTechniques & MAC Brushes

Tara really has great idea of gift wrapping. I appreciate it very much. Unwrapping every item is a surprise and joy. 🙂 I kept the grey bow for my car key, as I was looking for something to tie it so I don’t get confused with my husband’s car key, or the spare one. Here’s what I did:


That’s all for now. Until next time I shall report on more goodies from Tara’s box. 🙂

Shu xxx

Forgetful Makeup Day #2: Setting Powder

Hello lovelies. It seems to me I am getting more and MORE forgetful even with the things I do (i.e. makeup) everyday!

Anyway, today I forgot to bring the translucent setting powder to work. I have just returned from a holiday from the beach, and while on holiday I decided not to pack my translucent powder along. I wasn’t going to wear loads of makeup at the beach anyway. However, I did bring my Guerlain Météorites Perles in Teint Rosé and a small setting brush from Real Techniques.

Guerlain Meteorites Perles and RT Setting Brush

Guerlain Meteorites Perles and RT Setting Brush

It’s a small travel size tub I got from the airport, perfect for packing light. You can see that the green balls break down much quicker than the others.

While on holiday, I had my SPF on and I used some meteorites perles on the T-zone. What it did was to reduce a bit of shine but it’s not good at absorbing oils… which you tend to get while under the humid weather and sun in this Siam-land. So after about two hours I had an oily face and looked like my makeup had melted. Note to self: better pack along industry-strength powder that absorbs oil on the next beach holiday!!

Anyway, ok. Since I just got back yesterday I managed to resume most products back to my makeup pouch. I said most… because I had forgotten the setting powder!! Quick look at what I had on hand, fortunately I have the small little setting powder from Bobbi Brown creamy concealer which I hardly use because it’s a disaster every time I open the little tab at the bottom. Lightly dust some over T-zone et voila!

Babbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Sand

Babbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Sand

So that’s what I used for emergency today. Not too bad.

Now I have a question. Since these setting powders are usually finely milled, do they cause health hazard if you breath in on a daily basis? hmm…

Forgot your makeup brush(es)? Sorted! ;)

I normally carry 2 medium sized bags cosmetic pouches to work: one for makeups I am currently experimenting, and one for brushes. I don’t like mixing brushes with makeup items. They are too fragile. Now why would I lug around these 2 pouches rather than leaving them at home then? Well, here’s why.

Living in the world-famous traffic jam city of Bangkok, it is really no surprise that many women do their faces in the car. I have seen a lady sweeping on her mascaras while driving. I kid you NOT. I was checking her out from the rear view mirror all the time. :p I have also seen a Thai lady doing her whole face, including lining her eyes, while the airplane was experiencing violent turbulence, while I watched in amazement and prayed not for my safety, but for her own that she didn’t poke her own eyes with the darn eyeliner pencil! And with some miracles or her super kungfu skills, she did not. Phew!

Office is another place a woman puts on her makeup, naturally, because one has to beat the traffic jam here. I fall into this category. I’d rather get up earlier, drag my arse off to work before most people leave their homes so that the traffic is more tolerable. Save time, save petrol and good for my car too. 🙂 Win, win, win!

Anyway, where was I? 🙂 Yes, speaking of what I normally carry to work. Today is one of those days that I am extra forgetful… left home in a hurry hoping to save even more petrol and time, I have forgotten to take the brushes pouch along!! When I arrived at the office, all I could do was analyze what I had with me to make the best use of. And… luckily I still have my fingers! LOL 😛

Here’s what I did.

Powder foundation
Normal: Kabuki brush                                  Today: Flat sponge that came with it

Loose powder
Normal: Fluffy powder brush                        Today: none because I don’t have the darn brush! Ugh!

Eye Shadows    
Normal: Shadow brushes                             Today: fingers and sponge tip of eyeliner pencil to smudge

Blush & highlight
Normal: Blush brush & shadow brush            Today: fingers 

Eye brows
Normal: Brow pencil with brush                    Today: brow pencil with brush 

With fingers, the only down point is that I have to wipe them clean before moving on to next step. A bit of a hassle. Now I wonder, how can one apply loose / compact powder with fingers? Can it be done and still look beautiful? I think I’ll have to do some research on this.

More later!