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Palladio: Swatches and Thoughts of Their Velvet Metallic Cream Lip Colour [Sponsored Review]

Hey Ladies,
I'm back with more exciting affordable makeup from Palladio!
If you haven't read my previous Palladio post on their Velvet Matte Cream Colour, read it here!



Introducing Palladio Velvet Metallic Cream Lip Colour, a shiny "upgrade" of their Top Selling Velvet Matte Cream Colour with flattering metallic pearls to create a striking feminine look. Drench your lips with this supple, creamy formula enhanced with green tea extract and vitamin E, and long-wearing metallic pigments.

VERDICT

Texture:
Pigmented, creamy and moisturising with a metallic finish

Shades:




Benefits:
Soft, flattering metallic finish
Applies with a doe-foot applicator
Botanical & Vitamin Infused- Green tea & Vitamin E
All products & any of the ingredients used are not tested on animals

Ingredients:
Dimethicone, Silica, C 12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Mica, Quaternium-18 Bentonite, Isododecane, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Ethylhexyglycerin, Water/Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide.

May Contain:Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77792, CI 77499), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090).

OVERALL

My favourite Colour from this range is Glided, because not only do I like the name of the shade, I realised that I've never worn any colour like this before and don't you think it suits my complexion really well?!~
My Favourite #velvetmattemetallic Colour is Glided!
 I also like the fact that it feels comfortable on my lips and the metallic hues are not too overpowering or loud, giving it a very refined and classy finish!

What's your favourite shade?
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Because I've got an exciting news for you!


UPCOMING PALLADIO
"WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE #VELVETMATTERMETALLIC COLOUR?"
EVENT

To kickstart the launch of Palladio Velvet Metallic Cream Lip Colour, Palladio will be giving out 100 pieces of Metallic Cream Lip Colour (worth $11.90) per day!
Simply comment on the event post on their Facebook page and tell them what’s your favourite #velvetmattemetallic Colour to ensure that you have a chance of having the colour you want!

Event Details:
ION Guardian
26th - 27th May
6pm-8pm

ITS DEMO X PIDITE: Disney Compact Face Powder with Sun Protection SPF22 PA+++

Riding on the Disney Themed Beauty products,
I've got something more to share! I stumbled onto this beauty shop called ITS DEMO when I was in Japan and fell in love with their Compact Face Powder Disney collection, and decided to get the Sleeping Beauty Design!


Contains 3-in-1 powder for a high coverage during the day:

Comes in a standard shade


Ray Crystal Powder
Minimise the appearance of pores and wrinkles

Marshmallow Cushion Powder
Keeps skin feeling soft and smooth

Super Oil-Absorbing Powder
 Absorb excess oil and prevent makeup from creasing for a beautiful finish that lasts all day

Shade
Slight orangish beige





OVERALL

I've been using this powder in place of my normal foundation and I love the smell of it (light floral scent)! I like how lightweight it feels on my skin without clogging my pores.

The powder doesn't add much of a colour to your skin once you blend it out properly.  

And I also like that it has sun protection (SPF 22 PA+++) so it's a nice face powder to use on days when I'm lazy. 

K-Palette Disney Edition Eyebrow Series

Hi Ladies,

if you haven't seen it or heard about it, let me take this opportunity to share with you K-Palette Limited Edition 2 Way Brow Liner and 3 Way Brow Pencil that features the four iconic Disney Princesses:
Belle (Beauty and the Beast)
Rapunzel (Tangled)
Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
Cinderella (Cinderella)


The 2 Way Brow Liquid and the 3 Way Brow Pencil both contain strong adhesive holding oil for maximum lasting effect up to 24 hours making it waterproof, sweat-proof and sebum-proof; with beauty essences to moisturise eyebrows!

These eyebrow products come in shades of Light Brown, Natural Brown, Mocha Brown, and Greyish Brown.



WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE

3 Way Brow Pencil

Features a retractable twisting pencil tip which reveals a velvety textured lead, with a hidden translucent powder sponge tip that creates a soft finish and an additional brow spoolie brush for the finishing touch to blend colour evenly.

To Use:
- Pull out the cap and turn the pencil holder for eye pencil to emerge.
-Slowly shade and fill in colour onto your eyebrows in small strokes.
- Twist cap to open powder tip. Blend the pencil colour where it appears too harsh, pointed powder tip allows for precise application on the tail of your eyebrows and use the spoolie brush to blend.

2 Way Brow Liner

Features a sheer liquid brush tip to draw the strokes of your brows and a pointed sponge tip for precision. 

To Use:
- Pull out the cap and fill in colour onto your eyebrows in small strokes with the brush tip.
- Twist cap to open powder tip. Blend the pencil colour where it appears too harsh, pointed powder tip allows for precise application on the tail of your eyebrows.


MY THOUGHTS

I prefer the 3 Way Brow Pencil over the 2 Way Liner because I find it easier to shape my brows and it is something I'm more accustomed to.

I tested all of them on the back of my hand to see how lasting it is, and I've got to agree on its strong adhesive holding oil. It really is waterproof, sweat-proof and sebum-proof! I'm currently using 2 shades for my day to day look: Natural Brown & Mocha Brown!

WHERE TO GET

Get yours at Watsons, SASA, Guardian, BHG, Robinsons, John Little and Beauty Carousel for only $23.90 each!


Create Gradient lips with Berrisom Oops Two Tone Lip Bar [Sponsored Post]

Are you a fan of the popular Korean gradient lips?
If you are then, here's 3 new colour from the Newly Launched Korean Brand - Berrisom!


Formulated with sheer butter, jojoba seed and argan oil, these Berrisom Oops Two Tone Lip Bars promise to keep lips moisturised.

TO USE:
Gradation
1. Lift up the lip bar when wearing so that each main colour gets applied.
2. Rub your lips together so that they will get natural gradation.
3. You will end up having attractive gradient lip.

Full Cover
1. Lay down the lip bar vertically so that the two colours will mix together.
2. Rub your lips together so that they will get natural gradation.
3. You will end up having full coloured lips.

PERSONAL THOUGHTS OF THE PRODUCT

Milk in Coral
I found that the shape and the hardness of the bar made it slightly easier to line my lips with it but because you have to hold the product at a horizontal level to do the gradient, your vision gets blocked a little so do expect that it will take some getting used to, to improve. That being said, the product is very blendable, so all you have to do is to smack and rub your lips together and it blends seamlessly!

Milk in Pink
I also like that the formulation is very moisturising, without feeling greasy. My lips felt very comfortable with it on and the best part of it is that it doesn't have any of the funky taste or smell that some lipsticks might have!

Milk in Red
My favourite shade out of all 3!
Lastly, I like that the pigmentation of these bars is very strong and fine making the colours very buildable and lasting but do also expect a little staining on the lips.

WHERE TO FIND THEM
 These Berrisom Oops Two Tone Lip Bars are available at selected Guardian stores for a limited promotion price of $13.90 (Usual price $16.90).

Mythbusters: Is there really no career advancement with a Charity Organization?

Myth#1: 

“The Nonprofit Sector is for people who could not make it in the business world.” 

The Truth:

Nonprofit organisations are full of intelligent people with a passion for their work (many with graduate degrees and years of experience in the sector).


I can vouch for this fact, coming from a Double Major Degree in Management and Marketing with a total of 7 years of working experience! In fact, over the period of my time spent with people from the Nonprofit Sector, I've met many brilliant individuals who are not only smart but also dedicated to their cause and are always in the circle of many successful people in all walks of life (business world included).


Myth#2: 

“Working for a Nonprofit is not really a career path.”

The Truth:

The Nonprofit sector provides many people with a lifetime of exciting work. Nonprofits also tend to offer young people more leadership opportunities than other sectors.


I realised this horrifying fact when I first started out in the Business world that progression requires 3 elements:

Qualification - the higher the better
Years of Experience - the more the better
Availability of Space - no room for promotion unless someone leaves

Thankfully, things are a whole lot more different in my industry.
Progression is based on your performance and the intensity of your effort, the space for growth is readily available. So yes, I would bloody hard but at least I know it will get me somewhere for sure!

Who says we don't gain new skills!
I'm a master at Jenga now!

Myth#3:

"You won't gain any transferable skills from working in a Nonprofit sector."

The Truth:

The Nonprofit organisations need to operate within legal and regulatory frameworks, maintain public support and be accountable to those they serve and the voluntary boards of trustees who oversee them.

 They have to operate in a business-like manner or they would be letting down the huge numbers of people they serve – and they would not survive. So, do expect to be exposed to all the elements of skill sets you will gain as if you are managing a business.

Personally, I've learnt more than business-related skills like sales/fundraising, recruiting, coaching/ mentoring, managing a team; I've also picked up skills that gave me personal growth like better interpersonal/ communication skills, being more productive, and even handling rejections. Friends and family have commented that I'm a much more positive person now compared to my past! 


Sounds like a change you would like in your life?
Join us as a Charity Ambassador this year and kickstart your career now!

Express your interest by sending in your resume to lighthousefrontier@gmail.com  and we will get back to you soon!

Beautti Slim: Skincare based on your DNA? [Sponsored Post]

Hi ladies,
yes~ you read that right. Have you ever heard of taking care of your skin based on your DNA?
I didn't until Beautti Slim contacted me to test our one of their latest service, Innergene skin test solution kit.

Beautti Slim is a Spa company located at Takashimaya, Tiong Bahru and HarbourFront Centre; and has been around in Singapore for 13 years, offering a comprehensive range of beauty and slimming treatments.


As the sole distributor in Singapore, they have recently launched the Innergene skin test solution kit, a genetic test which allows you to know how your skin will age even before you start seeing the signs and recommend the most scientifically matched skin care products tailored to your DNA!

This Innergene skin test solution kit will allow you to uncover your inner skin secrets and prevent premature ageing in the following 3 steps:

  1. Collection of DNA through cheek swabbing method and posting your DNA sample to their laboratory located in Australia for processing.
  2. Receive your personalised Innergene report and uncover what your DNA reveals about your skin.
  3. Start using scientifically selected skin care ingredient recommendations based on your Innergene results. 
Focused on internal beauty, this Innergene skin test solution kit aims to identify your DNA through the test to provide a definite proof of what's going on with your skin with 16 genetic markers (SNPs) in 5 categories associated with skin ageing.

Firmness + Elasticity
Are you genetically predisposed to premature wrinkling?

Wrinkling (A.G.E.)
Contributes to damaged skin through a process called Glycation

Sun Damage + Pigmentation
How well are you intrinsically protected from the sun?

Free Radical Damage
Are you genetically protected against free radical vulnerability?

Sensitivity + Inflammation
How well are your genes protecting you against irritation?

STEPS

Taking the Genetic Test
Taking the Genetic Test is really easy; a sample will be taken from the inside of your cheek with their easy-to-use DNA Collector. The sample is then analysed at the accredited lab and the key genetic markers will be located and an analysis is conducted where they will identify the presence of a variation in each marker.


Review the data analysed
After the data is analysed, a user-friendly report is tailored to the end-user based on the proprietary DG-Theorem™ statistical algorithm (The skin professional is also trained specially to help interpret your test results).Your Genetic Test Results are presented with a list of key supplement ingredients and recommended skin care product designed for your gene type, that you should focus on in each of the 5 categories.

Understand and adjust your skin care regime
The analysed data report allows you to understand the future skin development with the knowledge of the products effectiveness and the benefits it’s going to have on their skin. The skincare professional will guide and share with you how to obtain the maximum benefit and experience of the Genetic Test. There is no need to retake the Genetic Test once it's done because your DNA is the same throughout your entire life. This is a once in a lifetime investment that will ensure you never waste a single cent again on products and treatments.

Skin Care Regime Solutions After DNA Test

There are 3 types of solutions:
1) Topical
2) Supplement
3) Professional treatment

Benefits
You get to be aware of the specific flaws in your DNA when it comes to caring for your skin and health. It also helps you to invest wisely on the right treatment and skincare products for your skin

Waiting Period
1 week


QUICK BREAKDOWN
OF BEAUTTI SLIM'S MAGICPOT TREATMENT

STEPS

Cleansing & Exfoliatation

A tea tree based cleanser was used to remove my light makeup, and double cleanse.
After that, a gentle chemical scrub was applied by brush on the face and neck, because treatment has suction and heat so the therapist had to take care not to over-exfoliate my skin. It was left on my skin for 5 mins and wiped off with a wet cloth and a swipe of toner was used to remove any excess.

Application of Q10 Cream
The Q10 cream is applied with a brush,  and was applied to half of my face. There was a slight tingling sensation upon application.

Magicpot Treatment
1. Detoxification
Heat with slight tapping and suction sensation

2. Build collagen
Slight suction and pulsing with rapid suction sensation that slows down as the session progress

3. Firming
Suction sensation with pressure 

4. Blue light
Blue light gives a calming effect on the skin with Radiofrequency technology

Mask
Once the treatment was done, the therapist wiped away cream and laid a hydrating sheet mask over my face leaving it on for a good 10 minutes before it was wiped off and I was done with the whole session.


VERDICT

Duration: Around 45mins

Overall Ambience: Dark rooms with dim lights and Soft Classical music

Benefits:
Rejuvenate and aid in collagen renewal on the epidermis layers of skin
Reduce the appearance of wrinkles and evens out skin tone
Helps to reduce black spots, increase elasticity and decrease pore size

Service:
The therapist left the door ajar while going in and out of the room. I personally feel that it's important and polite to take note that the privacy of the clients are important so perhaps this is something that Beautti Slim should take note too. Another thing that I noted was during the application of the Q10 cream, the therapist did multiple dips into the cream container after applying the cream onto my face. I would prefer if it is more hygienic. That being said,  I like that there was a sink in the room so that you know that the cloth is washed and wrung out clean each time it is used to wipe off any product from the skin.

Overall Conclusion:
I'm not entirely sure if Magicpot Treatment was effective as I didn't notice any changes to the condition of my skin. But I enjoyed the process of using the Innergene skin test solution kit to find out what's my DNA and the flaws in my genes that would age me in time. Considering that it is a test that I'll only need to invest once in my life, it's not that bad of a novel thing to do!

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