The Butterfly Project 4th Birthday Unboxing Haul

I had the pleasure of attending The Butterfly Project’s 4th birthday party last month. It was a lovely time when all the Butterflies came to celebrate such a great community that has brought bloggers and content creators of like minds together. This would not be possible without head, founder and mamasan of TBP, Tammy who has poured out so much time, effort and love into this community. We love you! ❤

 

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Sultry Brownie Look (1028 Visual Therapy Brand Review)

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I LOVE to bake. I love everything about it: the mixing, the scooping, the whisking… I love it all (except the washing up, of course). I’m an avid baker of brownies because they’re easy to make and taste absolutely divine: chewy, melty and chocolatey with every bite (here’s the recipe I always go back to, in case you were wondering). So when the opportunity came up to create a look inspired by brownies came up, I knew I definitely had to jump onto that bandwagon ASAP! Continue reading

TBP Detox: My Fave Cleanser

So The Butterfly Project has recently launched a new little project for bloggers to come onto their blogs and be quick and raw about a topic. I think it’s a fantastic idea to have people not have to worry so much about superficial things (i.e. taking a million pictures to have ONE good shot, then editing the hell out of it anyway) and really remember the fundamentals of blogging in the first place: to share information and opinions. I’m going to take this opportunity to make posts like this quick and easy to read and digest with as much information as possible regarding my experiences with particular products. This month’s topic is “My Fave Cleanser”, and since I do a double cleansing routine on the daily, I’ll be talking about a cleansing balm, as well as a foam cleanser. Continue reading

Palladio Velvet Matte Metallic Cream Colour (Review + Swatches)

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I remember when the metallic lipstick trend first exploded on the scene. My first thoughts sounded something like “Why would anyone wear something that emphasizes the cracks of their lips like that?” and “God, isn’t that terribly gaudy?”. Well, I’m ready to eat my words now: I really want more of that liquid metal on my face! Formulas have improved tremendously over time, and I found myself in love with the cool futuristic sheen that adds just enough drama to a look without looking like you tried too hard.
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Brand Review: Orkid Cosmetics

I love the idea of trying out what brands from the local scene has to offer. There’s something pretty satisfying about trying something out and being able to compare it to other bigger brands that everyone is accustomed to. I was recently given the chance to try out Orkid Cosmetics, a Malaysian brand that specializes in matte liquid lipsticks, and honey, you KNOW I’m all about that liquid lipstick life.

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6 Tips To Rock Makeup With Glasses + Malaya Optical Review

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You know what they say: the eyes are the windows to your soul. While we might need some help in making sure our seeing department is at its best, this doesn’t mean you have to give up makeup just because of glasses. Whether you’re a newbie at the frame game or perhaps giving your peepers a break from contact lenses, here are a couple of my favorite tips on how to look as good as you see. Continue reading

Mamonde: Honeysuckle First Energy Essence & Serum

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I know, I know: I’m a little late on the K-Beauty wagon. There, I’ve said it. I’ve never been one to indulge in the Korean culture much; I never listened to K-pop, dressed in Korean street fashion or immersed myself in Korean dramas, to say the least. The only thing I was really a fan of was their food (mmm, Korean BBQ anyone?), but something I can definitely see myself divulging into from here on out is K-Beauty. It seems Korean women (and men!) have found the answer to the everlasting conquest to flawless skin, and I find myself expanding both my knowledge and beauty arsenal with K-beauty products to join them on this journey, eager to discover what Korean beauty products can do for my skin. Continue reading

Get ready to celebrate! #AltheaTurns1

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Can you believe that Althea’s already been around for an entire year? Seems like just yesterday I heard about it from my friend who told me about this amazing K-Beauty site and how they ship products that are sold lower than retail price directly from Korea (which by the way, was the thing that got me into it). I’ve since bought myself a few boxes worth of stuff, and this has very quickly become my favorite way to source for Korean beauty products! I won’t lie: it can get very, very addictive. Their great shipping deal combined with the fact that they also have products that are hard to find locally really keep me coming back for more (not to mention that they have some pretty awesome products too). Back to their birthday celebration, naturally for such a great company, Althea decided to celebrate it really big for their first birthday! Continue reading