Note: all the photos have been watermarked with my blogger account. THEY ARE NOT STOLEN FROM A DIFFERENT SITE.

I’ll be doing a whole bunch of posts that I’ve been putting off and this is the first one:

The Face Shop ME:EX Mini Pet Hand Cream in White Floral and Sweet Fruits!

Phew, quite a mouthful eh?

Anyway, I’ve been putting this off since… last year?

And I finally decided I’d get down to it after my mum bought a SECOND batch of these hand creams.

She got me the sweet fruits one on top of the white floral one I asked for because she thought it smelled nice in the store.

How it looks like on the inside…¬†

As you can see, I’ve used up half of my old container already! I really love the floral scent!

Actually, I’m not really a big fan of floral scents, but this is so sweet and musky and smells of all things good…

And in contrast, the sweet fruits one disappointed greatly. It smelled like an air freshener- fake and overly sweet and cloying, and I didn’t like it one bit ūüôĀ¬†Really sad, considering how I love fruity scents.

I think it’s getting harder to find a good fruity scent nowadays- all the nice ones I come across are mostly floral and musk!

Rubbing all the goodness in~

The hand cream absorbs quickly and is not too oily, but it is not a very heavy moisturising one. But at least it doesn’t wash off with water!¬†

If you have extremely dry hands, I’d suggest you find one recommended by dermatologists, something from the clinic because over-the-counter products will NEVER penetrate your inner skin layer, no matter what all the adverts say.

Because if they do, it will require a doctor’s slip. If it could slip past your skin layer, it harbours the risk of being used for terrorist attacks and whatnot. Which is one of the reasons why you can’t bring more than 100ml on planes, see?

The things you learn on my blog everyday ._.

I think when I’ve used up the hand cream I’ll wash it and use it as a paperweight on my desk or maybe to store paper clips or whatever.

THE CONTAINER IS TOO FRIGGIN CUTE AND I’M A SUCKER FOR AWESOME PACKAGING.

All the Korean skincare brands have such cute packaging, makes you want to buy them all  

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For White Floral

Loves: The cute packaging!

Hates: None, but not for people with very dry skin

Rating: 7.5/10

For Sweet Fruits

Loves: The cute packaging

Hates: The scent

Rating: 5/10

Price: 10 SGD in stores but you can get it online for a fraction of the price. Check out Qoo10 and be sure to check the reviews!!

I cut my hair.

(a lot right??)

Yes, I cut my own hair.

I dislike people messing around with my hair and giving me a style that I don’t want.

I usually layer it into three layers, and the longest layer is in the middle and the portion of hair nearer my ears are shorter.

Like so.

 

¬†My hair is sometimes annoying, unkempt and won’t be tamed by a comb.

It’s a lot better now that I use conditioner regularly, but the curls are still there, and they’ve petered out to waves!

I think curly hair isn’t too bad after all ^^

And in this shot, I look so pale! (below)

Ultimate favourite picture of the lot ūüėÄ

Well… I guess if you want curls like this you can tie your hair into two buns like what my friend does, so the harder you twist it will increase the intensity of the curls.

She told me she saw it on Xiaxue’s blog somewhere, so maybe you can look for it yourself?

*blessed with natural curls hohoho*

I think Qoo10 is out to bankrupt me.

Honestly, how can you resist products like these??!!

And so cheap too! (but if you’re buying them all, like me, they’ll add up to a lot)

 

On my ‘Must-Buy’ List:

 

1) Guardian Angel Alarm Keychain- 4.90 SGD

My mum’s getting this for my sister and me.

She says we need it in case any pedo old men get near. And I kinda agree cos’ I seem to be a favourite with pedo old men ._.

I’m kinda skeptical about the quality but I’ll be sure to tell you guys about it when I get it! It’d better not die on me during a crucial time~

 

 

 

2) Silicon coin/key pouch- total 3.20SGD (2.70 SGD + 0.50 SGD shipping)

 

 

 


3) Stamp collections- 3.90 SGD

 


4) More stamp collections!! – 5.90 SGD

okay, okay, fine… this exceeds 5 bucks. But not by much!!

How can you resist such awesomeness??

(I’m getting the Happy Life Stamp Set)

 


5) Stamp Ink Pens for precise colouring- 1.90 SGD

 

6) LED Candle Nightlight- 2.90 SGD

I ABSOLUTELY WANT THIS but be warned, it’s kinda puny.

9.6cm x 4.6cm (height x width)

I’m getting the yellow light one!

 

 

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Stuff I’m still hesitating to get:

 

1) Bullet Ice Tray/ Chocolate Mould- 4.90 SGD

So cool and awesome and all, but… would I use it?

(hopefully I can coax my mum into getting it)

 

 

 

 

 

2)And its (not-as-nice) counterpart, the ring ice tray and chocolate mould- 4.90 SGD

(not getting this though)

 

 

3) Couple doggy earphone winder- 4.50 SGD

(undecided because my bf might not use it)

 

 

 

4) Taiyaki earphone winder. Impossibly cute but I don’t need that many earphone winders anyway- 1.90 SGD

 

 

 

 

5) LED Reading light. Not sure if I should get this because my mum only reads stuff on her iPad- 4.20 SGD

 


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Buy all these awesome gifts at:

 

http://list.qoo10.sg/item/Qoo10GIFT-IDEAS-UNDER-5Qoo10/408277826

(click here for quick link- for the quirky items)

 

or 

 

http://list.qoo10.sg/item/Qoo10SCRAPE-BOOKING-TOOLS-SPECIAL-STAMPSQoo10/409164272

(click here for quick link- for the stamp sets)

 

I’m not advertising for the website, mind you.

I just wanted to share all these awesome gift ideas- quirky, but so cheap!

The sale might not be there anymore though :/

 

 

I want to gripe about a purchase I made recently.

This thing called Perfumies.

 

For you guys who don’t know what this is all about, it’s stick perfume!

Super convenient and portable… just don’t leave it in your bag for too long on a hot day!

You can look up the website¬†here, or on¬†Etsy¬†because you can’t find it in Singapore or any stores even in the USA, I think.

So I was instantly smitten because the pictures were so goddamn pretty and there were tons of awesome reviews about people saying how much they loved the products (especially the Clean Cotton one)

So I bought three at one go.

In short, it was

ONE OF THE BIGGEST MISTAKES IN MY LIFE.

I didn’t take into account that I prefer subtle scents, and these being produced in the USA are really… pungent… really strong. The moment I unwrapped the package I was hit by a strong smell of detergent.

Apparently that was the ‘clean’ smell.

If I wanted to smell like detergent I would put it on my body, seriously.

Stardust was supposed to be this dreamy, fruity scent but to me it just smelled like air freshener.

The only saving grace was Earth Angel, this sorta musky smell which my bf says smells like incense¬†¬†(don’t know if he likes it or not) but anyway I like it ._. like, it’s passable. Best out of the three. It surprised me because I just got it to fill up the numbers and I wasn’t expecting much, but it turned out to be the best. Whee!

*cries*

At least the scents smell better after some time and linger pretty well enough to last half a day.

If you like Victoria’s Secret scents, I think you’ll like these.

Digressing a little…

I was at the airport last month and I decided to check out the Victoria’s Secret scents because tons of people have been raving about how awesome they are, and I HATED THEM.

Many people say that the body lotions smell great but they are strong on chemicals and give you rashes… which is true on all accounts except for the smell.

The scents hit you face-on and don’t last very long, so when you apply them people can smell you a mile away for the first hour or so, then after that the scent is barely there. *irritating*

This will be a short review-

The Body Shop Born Lippy Pink Guava Lip Balm!

¬†As you can see, the texture inside is sticky-ish…

I don’t know why they call it a lip balm, it’s more like a lip gloss in terms of texture and colour… (lip balm colours are more¬†opaque, but gloss is translucent)¬†

Personally, I’m not a big fan of this lip balm because it tastes awful.

You got that right. It tastes awful. 

Okay you’ll probably be shaking your head and thinking

OMG what a dolt no one asked you to eat it, you dumbass.

But anyone who’s ever worn lipgloss should know that it will inevitably end up in your mouth for some reason no matter how careful you are, and drinking water is a pain…

So yeah. It tastes awful and artificial, and you can actually taste the smell of the lip balm (weird right)

 

I much prefer lip balms because they provide colour and look pretty natural (I’m not a fan of sparkly, bling-bling, eye-catching lip prints and colours) AND I can use them in school without any teachers getting on my case.

Plus I have long hair that flaps all over my face and they’ll get stuck to my glossy, sticky lips when the wind blows, and I major hate that.¬†

the slight translucent colour I was talking about.. orangey and pinkish and pretty natural except for the glossy shine

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Loves: Pretty colour

Hates: The smell gets sickly sweet after awhile, and it tastes awful, and my hair sticks to it.

Rating: 6/10 (because it is actually quite pretty, just my personal preferences affected the rating)

Pricing: 8.90 SGD

Note: I bought this last year so this is the old packaging, you might not see the same label on top anymore though the container is still the same!