“You like my hair? Gee thanks, just bought it.”

Hair can make you look and feel like a totally new person. I have been experimenting with different hairstyles for the longest time. Short hair, long, straight, curly, bob cut, kinky curl, dyeing different hair colours, you name it, I probably have done it. The only problem with doing all those things to your hair is you’ll end up damaging it if you’re not careful. I have had my hair fried and become so brittle after a bad rebonding and bleaching. It was a nightmare for me.

I have always loved hair extensions. I started playing around with hair extensions when I was 17. I remember having short hair at that time and I thought my hair took too long to grow so I got my first set of hair extensions. It was cheap and I look very funny.

I want to share something pretty personal with you my beauties. At the age of 23 I started to realise I’m losing a bunch of hair on a daily basis. I have some medical problem that cause me to shed a lot of hair. I have very low iron and my blood was low too. I’ve tried everything but nothing work. I was diagnosed with cancer recently. One of the side effect of my medication is hair loss. My hair continue to shed and the thinning was so bad that I could easily see my scalp. For a woman it hit me pretty hard. I decided to chop my hair super short.

I decided to give wig a go. At this time hair extensions isn’t going to help with my visible scalp situation. My first try with a wig was scary. I have no clue how to put it on. I spend hours watching youtube videos and I was so anxious going out thinking everyone was going to judge me. To my surprise people actually can’t tell that I got a wig on. I’m thinking now why isn’t wig normalise here in Singapore? I know my friends in the states rocking their wig all day everyday. I think wig is cool. You can change up your look without damaging your hair. You’ll never get bored of the same hairstyle and hair colour! I get to live my dream of having blonde hair!

I prefer lace front wig because it look more natural. Beginners wig wearer always go for wig with bangs. It’s the safest choice. I’m not going to go into detail on different type of wigs. That’s a whole other article by itself. I’m not a wig expert. I still have trouble putting on my wig.

I’m here today not to share my sad story but trying to share awesome wigs and hair extensions you can get here in Singapore! You know I’m always about supporting the local business. I don’t have a long list but I will definitely update this list when I find more.

1.) Andrea & Weave Hair

I LOVE Andrea. She’s the best. Her hair line is amazing and she’s super helpful and friendly. She respond to me every time I have problem with my wig. She help me slay my wig game. You can order wig and hair extensions straight from her. You can go to her profile and checkout how she use it on her client. You can DM her and make an appointment if you want to take a look at the hair in person before you purchase. You can go bold with your look as she carry a lot of colourful wig. Transform yourself into insta baddie within minutes! Follow her official business instagram.

source: instagram @andreaandweave

2.) Girl Hairdo

The owner of this shop is super friendly. I’ve been buying hair extensions from girl hairdo for 9 years now! They carry a lot of wigs and hair extensions. They also have hair accessories and wig care product. I like their partial wig because this one look the most natural. If you’re a beginner you can try this. You can order your hair online or you can head down to their shop and maybe try on some of the wigs or hair extensions. Follow them on Instagram they always update on their new stocks. Shop here.

Address: Midpoint Orchard #03-05

Source: Instagram @Girlhairdo
Source: instagram @Girlhairdo

3.) Luxetress

They specialises in hair extensions. If you want nice, thick, beautiful long hair in an instant you can check them out. I manage to check out their line of hair at Celeb fest. They definitely carry great quality extensions and the best part it’s affordable! For under $100 you get to have long luscious beautiful looking hair! That’s a win! If you have problem putting on your extensions, The founder of Luxetress, Wirda Elliesa, have a couple of tutorials up on their instagram. Go check out their website to purchase your hair extensions and follow them on Instagram.

Source: Instagram @luxetress_
Source: Instagram @luxetress_

So there you go! Let’s start shopping for new hair now! I will update this list in the future if I found more amazing local brand. Follow me on all socials (Instagram, Twitter). Do tag me and let me know if you actually have tried hair extensions or wigs. I want to see how fabulous you look. Until next time beauties!

New Hype: Bybi Beauty

I was walking through Sephora aisle just looking at all the makeup wishing I could get every single thing the store got to offer. Something in the corner caught my eye. Bybi beauty. The cute packaging got me reaching for it and decided to check it out. I’m not an expert on skincare and my skincare routine is rather pathetic. I decided to put it on my basket because compared to other skincare available in Sephora, this one didn’t hurt my wallet as much. Plus I want to feel like a responsible adult caring about my skin.

I bought two of the facial oil. Strawberry booster and Bakuchiol booster. I didn’t expect much from it. When I got home I decided to do some research on the brand and also trying to figure out what on earth is Bakuchiol. I bought this product with zero knowledge on how the product is gonna benefit me or anything about the company.

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The Company

I went to their website and I get so excited reading about the company. I love a company that cares about the environment. I love supporting company that want to make positive impact on the world. Their ingredients are 100% natural, vegan and cruelty free. They don’t do testing on animals and also they don’t sell their products into countries that require animal testing.

Eco Friendly

They try to be as eco-friendly as possible. For example, they use sugarcane derived bioplastic tubes that is recyclable. They use glass bottle and also print on the glass rather than labels hence it’s easier for you to recycle. I found out that the strawberry booster that I have is made from cold pressed seeds that are waste product from the juicing industry. How cool is that?! I am officially a big fan of this brand.

What on earth is Bakuchiol?

When I was looking for Bakuchiol, I kept coming across Retinol. Now I wonder what on earth is retinol. Oh yea my knowledge on skincare is close to zero. Apparently retinol is one of those premium ingredient you’ll find in skincare as it is known to smooth out fine lines, wrinkles and also help to reduce acne scarring/spots. During my research I found out that some people can get skin irritation and sensitivity to the sun from it. Now, Bakuchiol here is like the natural alternative. Study shows that bakuchiol stimulate collagen production, strengthened the skin’s foundation, and minimized the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, without the risk of irritation. Smoother nicer looking skin?! Sign me up!

My Result

I’ve been using the two oil for over a month now and I can safely say I will definitely be stocking up more!! I am obsessed! I used to hate oil on my face because I’m naturally very very oily and greasy. I always get clogged pores and acne. However, for the past month of using this two oil, I notice the changes in my skin. I use the Bakuchiol booster at night and the strawberry booster during the day. The biggest different I saw was that my skin isn’t as oily no more and I haven’t had any acne! My skin is ridiculously smooth. I wanna touch my face all day but I know I can’t. No really stop touching your face! Makeup application is way easier now. My T-zone isn’t super oily anymore. I highly recommend this oil. You should totally check it out. You can get them at sephora website or on bybi website. I’ve linked them both so you can quickly get it now.

Let me know if you tried them I wanna know what you think. Follow me on all my socials (Twitter, Instagram). Until next time beauties.


How to stop your makeup from creasing in this hot and humid weather.

Picture this, your face is beat to perfection, wing liner looking sharp it could cut your enemy. You step out of your house and the sun hit you from every angle and sweat drips down your face. You take a tissue to dab away your sweat and in the process it took away part of your makeup with it. The nightmare!

The weather in Singapore will just keep getting hotter and our makeup will need a lot more to last throughout this heat. I’m so sick of having my makeup melt off of my face. Especially around my eyes and nose area. It’ll either crease or parts of it will end up on my tissue. At the end of the day I’ll appear blotchy and patchy.

I have found a technique to lay down my base so it doesn’t melt off of my face and I’m gonna share it with you. So get your notebook and let’s combat this melting makeup situation.

Step 1: Skincare first. Always prep your skin before you place any makeup product. Moisturise your face and put eye cream and lip balm to prepare your skin. Let the skincare sit and get into your skin before the next step.

Step 2: Primer! I know some people skip primer but I prefer to put my primer on. I have a new favourite primer. I think people are sleeping on it but it’s so good! It’s the Pixi Rose Flash Balm. The trick with this product is to dab it on rather than spreading it all over your face. I use just a little bit of the product not even a dime size and dab it all over my face with my fingers.

source: pixibeauty.com

Step 3: Set it. I know you must think I’m crazy. You haven’t even put your foundation on! I know!!! Trust me on this. It’ll help your foundation from creasing and rubbing off later. Use a big fluffy powder brush to dust the translucent/setting powder all over your face. You can also use the powder puff which I personally prefer. You don’t need to use too much of the powder as we’re not doing baking here. Calm down, Stacey.

source: amazon.com

Step 4: Cream product. Now we’re finally ready to lay down our foundation. This step consist of all your cream product. Foundation, concealer, cream contour etc. I personally use a brush to apply my foundation. I like the airbrush finish I get with brush and it’s way faster. I like a fuss free makeup application. My favourite brush is the Real Techniques expert face brush.

source: temptalia.com

Step 5: Set it again! Yes you heard it. Now you just have to set it again. Same thing I use the powder puff to set my powder all over my face. I usually do a little bit of baking under my eye because that’s the area I tend to cease a lot. I don’t know why but my under eye produces lots and lots of sweat. I don’t go too crazy with the baking. You want to use just a little bit of your translucent/setting powder. I bake it for 5 minutes before dusting it off. After this whole step is done I can move on to slaying the rest of my makeup. You can finish off your makeup with setting spray for additional protection. Sometimes I use it, sometimes I don’t. To be honest my makeup stays on even without it.

That’s my tips for sweat proof and crease proof base. I will keep trying on new technique and I’ll definitely share with you if I found something new to keep our makeup lasting longer and looking fresh all day. Do let me know if you’ve tried these and if it works for you. Follow me on all my socials (Twitter, Instagram) for more updates and everything makeup. Until next time beauties!

Roxxmetics Turns ONE!

Recently I was invited to Roxxmetics Anniversary party. If you have been following this blog or my instagram you’ll be familiar with this cosmetic brand. So let’s talk about the party. It’s my first time meeting Rox, the founder of Roxxmetics. She’s very very friendly! Mind you I don’t really know much about the beauty community in Singapore. The last time I connect with any beauty community was in LA. It’s definitely a new environment for me. Rox made sure I didn’t feel out of place. The rest of the guest arrived and I was introduced to the ladies and most of them are makeup artist.

  

It’s a bit awkward for me because I really don’t know anybody there but I quickly connected with the ladies. They’re all very friendly and of course we just have to take a bunch of selfies! I love how everyone just connected and there’s no judgement at all! You know what I’m obsessed with at the party? The brownie. OMG the brownie was soooo good! It’s so rich but not too sweet. Go check them out on IG here.

I appreciate the fact Rox invited me despite me being just a… nobody. Lol. I’m all about supporting local business/brands. I try my best to include as many local business/brand in most of my article. Roxxmetics drop their new lash and lipstick collection in commemoration of the their first anniversary.

how cute is the cupcake?!

I was given a bunch of goodie bags containing awesome stuff including;  a pair of lashes and one shade of lipstick from the new collection. I’ve tried on the lashes and I absolutely loveee it! It’s light and you know I love a thin band. Best part is that it’s vegan & cruelty free! The style I’m wearing is ‘Arista’. I have yet to try the lipstick (shade Ritzy)  but if you follow me on instagram I’ll probably create a look using the lipstick. So…. FOLLOW ME! You can get yours at www.roxxmetics.com

 

Here are the things I got in the goodie bag:

  1. Roxxmetics – Lashes (Arista) & Lipstick (RItzy)
  2. Colours Of Threads – Earring
  3. Elusyf Global – Cell Activa Phyto Mask
  4. Avanna Beautique – Cuticle Oil
  5. Le Belle Beaute – Misty Spritzy (Rose)
  6. Makeup Budget – Brush Cleansing Spray
  7. Indie Herbals – Travel Kit
  8. Thulz Photography – Voucher
  9. Opium by Bubbly J – Voucher
  10. Kalz Studioz – Voucher

Thank you once again to Rox for the invite and for recognizing the small start up and giving us the opportunity to network. I wish Roxxmetics all the success! I hope the beauty  community will have a lot more opportunity to get together. Till next time my beauties!

“ROXXMETICS believes in helping  everyone grow and reach their full potential, and the only way to do that is by supporting one another.” – Rox

Love,

Nygmarose

 

Eid edition: How to make your makeup last through the rendang and sweat.

Time goes by so fast! Less than 2 weeks before Ramadan! After Ramadan we will be celebrating Eid and you know what that means…. Lots and lots of visiting! A lot of our sisters are glamming it up during Eid. Some of us go out buying new lashes, new eyeshadow palette, new foundation just so we can be glam while visiting our relatives. The weather in Singapore can be very unforgiving and it’s not very makeup friendly. Thank goodness we have waterproof makeup today or else we’re gonna end up looking like a raccoon by the second house. I’ll be sharing with you some of my tips on how I make my makeup last through the day!

1.) Moisturise

Before you start your makeup it’s important for you to moisturise your skin. Yes please do it even if you have oily skin. I personally have oily skin and I’ve seen how much moisturising help me from becoming more greasy throughout the day. The reason why it is less greasy is because your skin will stop producing so much sebum once it knows your skin has enough moisture. I’ve had client who told me that sometimes they use moisturizer and it won’t soak into their skin and leave their skin even more greasier. I found the right product that will help with that. I first discover this product when I was in LA. I was dry as a raisin there and this product help me a lot! It is the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream. I have use this on all of my client and they liked it. This is also safe for people with sensitive skin. You can get this at sephora for only $24.

2.) Prime

Primer can help reduce pores and make applying makeup easier. I have two primer that I use. My first primer is liquid base and my second primer is a matte cream base. My go to primers are Farsali unicorn essence and Schmitzkova Mattifying Primer. Firstly I would use 3 drops of the unicorn essence and spread it evenly on my face and then I would take Schmitzkova mattifying primer and put it on my T-zone or troubled area where I tend to grease. It has work well for me when I have to be out the whole day/night.

3.) Exfoliate

Exfoliating is good because it remove dead skin cell. I’m focusing on the lips here. Use a lip scrub and you’ll see the difference. Lipstick can stick on better and glide on more easier on your lips. During Eid we will most likely be eating a lot so you can’t really expect your lipstick to never budge. Liquid lipstick tend to last longer but let’s be honest it won’t be able to last through our rendang and sambal goreng. Yummmmm. I usually prefer going with traditional bullet/creme lipstick because it’s easier to layer on. Some liquid lipstick will separate and some just become thick on your lips because of the build up so that’s not cute. Lately I have been loving the new YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Lip Stain. It is so pigmented and it really feels like nothing on the lips! This is my go to lipstick and I need more shades! From the name itself you know it’s gonna stain your lips so even it it fades you still have some colour on your lips and you can totally layer it on!

4.) Baking

Oh.. I had my doubts about baking  in the beginning but after I tried it, I’m a believer. I usually bake my trouble zone. My nose, around my mouth and maybe on the chin. I basically use my setting powder all over my face but I only do baking on the parts that tend to get greasy. I realise I do not need to do any touch up throughout the day.

5.) Eyelash

Who is a fan of falsies like me?! I feel like my look isn’t complete without falsies. I need to have my falsies on. Some eyelash glue just don’t want to play nice. Have you ever experience where you put on your favourite pair of lashes, went visiting and have it dangling for dear life at the very edge of your lashes? Nightmare! If you bring your lash glue then you can glue it back but sometimes your eyeliner might already be ruin. Not cute babe! I found the perfect glue. I have been using this glue forever! It stays put through the storm girlfriend! You need to it. If you read my article on best eyelash glue you’ll know which glue I’m talking about. StarLash eyelash glue is your best friend. It’s cheap and it works! You can get it at Sasa store for $6 if I’m not mistaken.

So there you go that’s my 5 tips for making my makeup last throughout the day. I hope this Eid you’ll be able to Glam up and show up without having to worry about your make up becoming a mess. Till next time beauties!

Love,

Nygmarose

 

this is not a sponsored post. All products mention I bought it myself.

Where to buy makeup brands that you can’t find in Sephora Singapore Pt. 2

Hey there beauty junkies! I know! Where is the update??? Ok here’s a good one for my lovely people. I know some of you might be wondering where the website went. Sad story. We no longer own the domain for Nygmarose. Now we are on Nygmarosebeauty.com. I promise you we have exciting updates for you. Give us some time to get everything ready. We want only the best for the people. Enough blabbering. WHERE’S THE MAKEUP?!?!? Ok let’s get down the list on makeup that you can’t get in Sephora Singapore. I gotchu babies! I’m only listing those 100% authentic makeup. No fake/inspired makeup ok.

1.) Couturefinds_sg (IG)

Pic coutesy of @couturefinds_sg

I came across this instagram page when they decided to give me a follow (they have unfollowed me though but that aside) so I followed them back and check out their page. They bring in Kylie cosmetics, Huda beauty, Colourpop and more. They seem pretty legit. I did some digging and saw people tagging them with their goodies and on top of that they got receipts girlfriends! Like real receipts when they bought their stuff. So y’all can go check them out and slide into their DM if you see anything you like. 😉

Go give them a follow on Instagram: (@couturefinds_sg)

2.)Beauty Allure

Pic courtesy of Beauty Allure

Ok so some of us just don’t have the patience to wait for the postman to deliver our goods or you know sometimes parcel just go missing (yes throwing shade at you SingPost!) You can go to Beauty Allure shop. They bring in a lot of makeup brands. Best thing is that they usually sell it cheaper than most places! All of their stuff is 100% authentic. If I’m not mistaken you can join their VIP membership. They usually hold special sales for members. Some brands that they bring in are L.A girl, Milani, Beauty Creations, Morphe and so much more. Check out their Facebook page for more info & update. There are located at:

City Plaza, 810 Geylang Road #02-32, Singapore 409286. Open daily from 12pm-9pm

3.) Blush Boss

Pic courtesy of Blush Boss

Another Singapore based isn’t that exciting! More options to buy makeup from! I came across them on Instagram. Whoever runs their social media is pretty active. You get free delivery with tracking if you spend $100 and above. Yessssssss. No more losing parcel for no reason (yes again SingPost). They have a reward program when you make an account and shop with them. They bring in brands like Milk Makeup, Pony Effect, Glossier and a lot more! Go check them out and start shopping! Give them a follow on Instagram for update. Website: https://www.blushboss.com

4.) Voila by Liz Carmen

Pic courtesy of Voilabylc

You’re still here? ok good. Thought maybe y’all be busy putting things in your cart right now. Give me a few more minutes coz we got a few more to go. This one is another alternative website you can check out to get your cosmetics. They offer free delivery when you spend $50 and above. Some brands they bring in are Huda Beauty, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Morphe and other awesome cosmetic brand! You can check them out at www.voilabylizcarmen.com. Follow them on Instagram for update.

5.) ALTCOS

Pic courtesy of ALTCOS

We are spoilt for choice!! So how many items are in your cart now? Haha. So I just found out about ALTCOS. Came across this website when I was doing my research for this article. They also have reward program when you sign up and shop with them. They offer free Singapore delivery when you spend $35 and above. They also have skincare brands. They bring in brands like Jeffree Star, Charlotte Tilbury, Sugarpill, Ofra and so much more. You can check them out at www.altcos.com. Wait they also have Instagram so go follow them for update ok.

6.) Althea

Pic courtesy of Althea

Saving this last one for the K beauty lovers. I know sometimes it’s hard to find those K beauty brand in Singapore. They are based in Korea but they do ship to Singapore. I know nothing about K beauty cosmetics however I do enjoy their skincare. I know some friends that are obsessed with everything Korea! So you can go to this site to get your K beauty makeup fix. They offer free shipping when you spend $29 and above. Check them out www.sg.althea.kr

So there we go. Do we still have money left in our bank?! I might need to check my balance like right now! I hope this list help my fellow beauty junkies in Singapore. If you want to check out my previous list from part 1 you can click here. Till the next post! Take care, love more & stay gorgeous babies!

Nygmarose

Beauty services & Tech : Build your own empire

Hey lovelies! I am here to update you guys on Nygmarose. The start of 2018 and we already received messages regarding makeup booking. Yes I do makeup for function & events. I also do a personal makeup class. You can direct message me on Instagram or email me at mua@nymarosebeauty.com.

Nygmarose is something I am very passionate about. I am just your average girl trying to make it out there. It isn’t easy especially coming from Singapore. I’m sure there’s so many of you who have big dreams too. As I’m working to expand Nygmarose I also want to help small businesses out there to get their product & services out. Today we rely heavily on technology. We need to start learning more about E-commerce because this is huge today. If you follow me on Instagram you will notice that not too long ago I announced that Nygmarose will be partnering with MF apps & Web. MF handles everything IT related for Nygmarose. We decided to help out small businesses to create a professional website or online shop for reasonable prices. We know that starting up a business isn’t cheap thus we offer our IT services at a reasonable rate compared to other company.

If any of you are interested in having your own website done professionally or an online store to sell your products you can contact us to get a quote. Send us an email at: mf@nygmarosebeauty.com or you can direct message me too.

Let’s help and support each other so we can grow and be successful together. Have a beautiful day everyone.

Love,

Nygmarose

Nygmarose top 5 makeup stash

Makeup lover like myself have massive makeup collections. I am running out of space in my beauty box and sometimes I come across new palette that I’d forgotten I had all this while. All this makeup and I will still buy more. I mean… There’s no such thing as too much makeup. If you’re a makeup artist like me, you definitely have to stock up your makeup. I was looking around my beauty box and I realise I have a few products that I will instantly gravitate to. I want to share my top favourite makeup products with you.

1.) Eyeshadow

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When I’m in a hurry or I have to pack just one palette for traveling, my go to is Huda Beauty Rose Gold Palette. I can create a simple neutral look and I can switch it up to a more dramatic look too. On my lazy days I will use the shade coco on my lid and take a blending brush to blend it upwards to my crease. On my not so lazy day, I like to use the shade maneater on my crease add coco to the outer corner and blessed on my lid. I’m not a big fan of the textured eyeshadow but I do use them on my lid when I do a black smokey eye so the colour would pop. Unfortunately Huda discontinued this palette when she came up with desert dusk palette.

2.) Primer

source: sephora.com

I see this product everywhere on Instagram. My first thought was that ahhh just another hype online and probably isn’t that good. I was sceptical. It was pricey too! Sephora Singapore recently bring in the Farsali Rose Gold elixir and Unicorn essence. I went to the store to try it out and end up getting the unicorn essence. I have an oily skin….and also the fact I just want to be fancy having unicorn stuff on my face. OMG girlfriends….. This product is legit. I love the smell, I love how it feels on my skin and I love how my makeup look after using this primer. Best thing is that this is water-based so it helps with my oily skin and it is also free from parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. YAY! Get it here.

3.) Foundation

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Fenty Beauty. Where do I even begin. Rihanna slay at everything. She’s the ultimate boss babe. Ever since I tried Fenty foundation, I never want any other foundation. It is so light and it stays matte on my oily skin. I don’t need much because the coverage is amazing. You have 40 shades to choose from and I am in the shade 310.  I am looking forward to more Fenty products because girl.. I need to get the whole collection! To be honest I love all of Fenty Beauty base products. It’s my go to for a flawless snatched base! Get it here.

4.) Concealer

I love a good concealer because I have acne scars and hyperpigmentation to cover. My all time favourite concealer is by Roxxmetics. Roxxmetics is a Singapore brand and I come across this brand when I participated in an instagram contest. They sent me the full cover concealer as one of the prize. This product is so amazing. Just a little bit of concealer was able to cover the hyperpigmentation around my mouth area. I use the shade medium. Get it here.

5.) Lashes

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My go to dramatic vavavoom lashes would be Carmen by Huda Beauty. I love my lashes long and thick. 😉 Of course some days I like a pair of nice wispies but if you know me, I go big. Carmen just frame my eyes nicely. I put Carmen on whenever I do a dramatic bold eye look. Be it a cut crease or nice smokey eye. Sadly you can’t get huda lashes in Singapore so you have to buy it from their website which can cost a lot with shipping. Get it here.

There you go girlfriends! That’s my top 5 makeup products. Share with me your top 5. Follow me on instagram or twitter for more beauty updates and my secret project 😉 Until next time!

FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA – Review

Hi beauties! I am back again with another review. I know it took me awhile to post this up. I’m sorry! Juggling two jobs can be hectic. I decided to take the time today and write a review on Fenty Beauty. By now you guys probably know how amazing the products are. So I’ll jump straight into my review.

I didn’t want to order it online because I want to get it ASAP! I was too excited. I couldn’t get it on the day it was released so I went the next day. I went to Sephora in Great World City as there’s usually not much of a crowd there but even then there are ladies already crowding around Fenty Beauty display. I was a bit overwhelmed seeing all the 40 shades of foundation so I get one of the Sephora worker to help me colour match the foundation. He was very helpful! Didn’t get his name but shout out to him for the excellent customer service.

These are the stuff that I manage to get. Trust me that I will go back to Sephora for more! I bought the Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Foundation in the shade 310 (S$50), Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Trophy Wife (S$50) and also the Match Stix Trio in Tan 300 (S$79).

I have several problems with my skin. I have dark pigmentation around my mouth area, a little bit of dark eye ring situation and also acne scar. Usually I put primer and colour correct it. However, I wanted to test the foundation by itself and see how’s the coverage and will it cover up the dark pigmentation well. Usually if I don’t colour correct my skin, my overall base will appear ashy. Not cute. The consistency of the foundation is a little runny it is not thick. Application was easy and it is build-able. It doesn’t appear cakey or thick on my skin. I absolutely love it. The older I get the more I hate it when makeup base it too thick and it is a problem for me because I have a lot to cover up so every time my base will end up being thick. So this foundation work very well on its own. It covers most of my pigmentation. I don’t appear ashy but I will still colour correct my skin so that I can get that flawless finish.

Moving on to the Match Stix Trio. I got the one in Tan 300. You can get the individual Match Stix for S$37 but I figured I’ll be saving money buying the Trio set for S$79. The Sephora worker actually helped me figure which shade I should get for contouring my face. The shade Truffle was a nice shade for me because my face is round everywhere and I need something a little dark to define it more. I got that chubby cheeks round face problem.  LOL! So I pick my Trio set based on that. I was skeptical because what if I only liked one of the Match Stix which is Truffle and dislike the other 2 which is Caramel and Rum. When I tried it….. Girl.. I am in love with all 3 of them. How Rihanna???? How do you even do this? This magic right here! I use the shade Caramel as concealer and Rum to highlight my inner corner and I am obsessed. I usually stay away from cream contouring because I hate how much effort I have to put in to blend it nicely but with the Match Stix, it melted like butter. It’s like the product just do the job for you. I didn’t have to try hard to blend it. I was beyond shocked. That’s how you successfully put out a contour stick! #noshade

Last but not least, the star of the show that basically lift my whole look…. The Killawatt highlighter in Trophy Wife. You know I love to glow. I think from now on, this is my go to highlighter. The yellow tone complements my warm skin tone. It can be a bit much if you wear this during the day but hey I am daring enough to rock this blinding highlighter all day every day. If you like a more subtle highlight you can check out the killawatt highlighter duo.

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My Verdict: I 100% approved of Fenty Beauty. I am obsessed. Take my money Riri because I will be coming back for more. I want to get more of the Match Stix and Invisimatte Blotting Powder. The best part about Fenty Beauty is that it is versatile. You can use the Match Stix to highlight, for eyeshadow, to contour or even use it as lipstick! I think I want to try putting Truffle on my lips that would be interesting.

Rihanna did a good job on her makeup line. She took 2 years working on this and when she finally drop it, everything was flawless. That’s how you do it. You put in the hard work and know your product so you can put out something as good as this. People are spending their hard earn money. I see a lot of beauty gurus/celebs dropping makeup line or collab job but people aren’t happy with the finish products because some of the work are rushed and all they care about is making $$$. I am pretty sure Rihanna is already making good money with her career as a singer so when she drop this makeup line she genuinely are doing it because she is passionate to put out products that will cater to every skin tone. I am so proud of her. What’s next for Fenty Beauty? Eyeshadow perhaps?

That’s my review and my final thoughts on Fenty Beauty. I can’t wait to check out all the beautiful look you guys share on instagram and remember to tag #nygmarosebeauty if you want to get your work featured. I am supporting all artist. Follow me on instagram as I post more update there and you can watch my short tutorial using Fenty Beauty products. Stay beautiful and God bless you always.

Peace & Love,

Nygmarose

Can Can’s Handmade Liquid Lipstick – Review

Hello lovelies!

Here I am again with another review for you. I recently took part in a makeup challenge on Instagram and the theme was “Unicorn Frappbabe” inspired by the famous Unicorn Frappucino. It was a collaboration between Roxxmetics, Can Can’s Handmade, Raggysha and Teal & Gold Co. They pick 3 winners and I was lucky enough to be one of the winner. Here is my submission for the challenge:

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I didn’t know much about Can Can’s handmade so I decided to look them up. They are Malaysia based cosmetics company and they specialises in makeup for middle to deeper skin tone. I find it amazing as there are not many brands out there that caters to the deeper skin tone. I know I have a difficult time trying to find the right foundation shade or lipstick shade. Sometimes it would look good on the website and when I order it, it just didn’t look good against my skin tone. For now Can Can’s handmade only have 2 shades of liquid lipstick on their website. I hope they will come up with more products in the future.

Can Can’s send me their liquid lipstick in the shade Muse. The packaging look sophisticated with just simple gold logo and lettering on a black box. On their website it stated that it is Cruelty Free, uses natural ingredients, doesn’t contain parabens, SLS, silica and mineral oils.

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The formula isn’t too thick. One swatch and it was very pigmented. I absolutely love the colour. I waited for it to dry down and it wasn’t very drying like some matte liquid lipsticks. I also have to give credit to Raggysha’s chocolate lip scrub that made my lips smooth and making the application of the lipstick easier.

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The liquid lipstick is selling for $59.00RM. You can get yours from their website here. I would rate this liquid lipsticks 8/10. Really hoping they would come up with more shades.

Follow me on instagram for more update and also you can leave a comment if you want me to try any new product. Until next time beauties!

Peace & Love,

Nygmarose

 

Schmitzkova Le Beauté Cosmetics Makeup Base – Review

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Hey beauties! Calling my beauty junkies in Singapore.

I have a new product that I recently tested. It is a Mattifying Makeup Base by Schmitzkova Le Beauté Cosmetics. Schmitzkova Le Beauté Cosmetics is a Singapore based company and this is their first product. I am all for supporting local brands. Shout out to the Founder of Schmitzkova Le Beauté Cosmetics, Sarah Schmitzkova for the great service. She actually came and deliver the product to me. So let’s get on with the review.

The packaging look elegant and classy. You know I love a pretty packaging. It has a cream texture and will be powdery after you blend it. Definitely finishes matte. It feels smooth on my skin and it has a very nice powdery floral smell. It is not overwhelming so I’m not mad at it.

A makeup base is basically a primer. You can use it before applying makeup and it acts as a barrier between your skin and the makeup so it won’t clog your pores. I have a combination skin. The area around my cheek can be pretty dry and my T-zone tends to be oily. So I was kind of worried if I put the product all over it can be patchy on my dry area like most matte product would. Surprisingly it didn’t do that at all so I’m able to put it on my entire face. I did a test on this product whereby I go through the whole day without the primer and on the second day I put on the primer. At the end of the day I blot my face with the oil blotting sheet. So here’s the result:

Day 1 without the Makeup Base:

without primer

Day 2 with the Makeup Base:

with primer

As you can see it is significantly better with the primer. My face feel smooth throughout the day. This is for the duration of 8 hours. I am impressed with the product and I will keep using it.

You can order yours from their facebook page (here). They are selling it for $59.90. Give them a like on facebook & follow them on instagram for more updates.

Peace & love,

Nygmarose

Urban Decay Heat Palette

Hey Makeup Junkies! It has been awhile and I’m so sorry for the lack of update. It has been a hectic few months. There’s a lot of new releases that I didn’t get to update. :( Anyway let’s move on to the good part. URBAN DECAY HEAT PALETTE.

Have you guys gotten the new palette? The moment I saw the teaser I got excited. It is packed with a bunch of beautiful warm tones. I can already imagine the number of looks I can create with this palette. Sultry sexy warm tones. You can go without the strong liner and just rock the eyeshadow by itself with a nice wispies lashes.

I haven’t gotten the palette yet as I wanna give away a bunch of my eyeshadow palettes. If you’re from Singapore it is retailing for $83 and you can get it from Sephora. If you’re from the states, it is retailing for $54 in Sephora.

Share with me your looks on instagram with the hashtag (#nygmarosebeauty) and I might just feature some of my favourite.

Best Eyelash Glue!

Oh dear it’s been awhile hasn’t it. I have been pretty busy and weren’t able to update this site. I still create different looks so it’s best to follow me on Instagram because I am most active over there.

The last couple of days I kept seeing ladies posting/complaining about their falsies not sticking to their eyes. Some complain about how their falsies will move after a few hours of wearing them. I have been in that situation before and it’s frustrating. It’s not cute having falsies hanging for its dear life to whatever left of the eyelash glue. I’m going to share with you the best eyelash glue ever! I rate this eyelash glue 10/10.

It’s the StarLash eyelash glue! I swear by this product. You can party the night away and you don’t have to worry about losing your falsies on the dance floor. I have use this product for a few years now. You can purchase this lash glue at Sasa store. It only cost around $6. It’s cheap and for the size you can bring it anywhere in case you do need to adjust your lashes which I doubt you have to. Alternatively you can try buying it online. Click on the link here to purchase your lash glue.

I hope this help you with your falsies problem. Till next time. Stay beautiful. 😀

Product Review: BH Cosmetics Nude Rose Highlighter Palette

I love highlighter. I can never get enough of it. You all know I want to glow all the way to space. Recently I received the BH Cosmetics Nude Rose highlighter palette. I was impressed by 3 of the shades. The pink shade is a little chalky and it has a subtle sheen to it. So if you’re not into the dramatic glow then this shade is for you. Here are the swatches:

 

The rest of the shades are pretty pigmented. For the price (US$10.50) I think it’s worth it because you get 4 different shades. I have been using the two gold-ish shades the most. I find it the most flattering on my skin and I’m very surprised at how pigmented it is. Below I’ve included a photo of me using the highlighter palette. How blinging is that? 🙂 You can get yours at bhcosmetics.nygmarosebeauty.com.

Makeup Forever x Jessie J Artist Acrylip First Impression


Makeup forever released a new product in collaboration with Jessie J called the Artist Acrylip. It comes in 10 shades. I saw makeup forever posted it on instagram and I stumble upon Jessie J’s music video where she was wearing this lipstick. Look pretty cool to me. So over the weekend I make my way to Sephora Ion to look for makeup case. Sadly I didn’t see any makeup case around. I was approached by the salesperson at the makeup forever booth and she was asking me if I wanted to try the lipstick. Sure enough I did. I was so used to matte liquid lipstick and just regular MAC lipstick, this makeup forever lipstick consistency was pretty glossy. It wasn’t drying.

Do I like it? Yes. It is very pigmented. However when I apply the first layer it was pretty streaky. Could be because I didn’t use it straight from the tube where it comes with a cushion type of applicator. Due to hygiene reason the salesperson gave me a new lip applicator to use. I had to go over a couple of times for it to really look even. I tried on the shade 501 eggplant. It is a deep purple colour. I absolutely love this shade. It is not transfer proof. I had the lipstick on for about 3 hours and it is pretty lasting. When I got home I remove it. Don’t sleep with your makeup on! According to the salesperson you can make it matte by applying their HD powder or any loose powder after you apply the lipstick. Each tube cost SGD$33. I would rate it 7/10.

Right now Makeup Forever Singapore is having a contest on Instagram. You stand a chance to win the full set of Artist Acrylip (worth SGD$330). They have 3 sets to giveaway. All you have to do is drop by Sephora ION or Ngee Ann City and look for the makeup forever booth where you can try on the lipstick and have your picture taken using Polaroid. Then you can post it up on your instagram and tag makeup forever’s instagram page with the hashtag #IAMANARTIST #PAINTYOURLIPS. This contest end on the 20 January 2017. Till next time beauties.

Peace & Love,

Nygmarose

Where to buy makeup brands that you can’t find at Sephora Singapore

Calling all my Singaporean makeup junkie! This post is specially for you. If you’re like me, you love to try on new makeup products. You follow brands on instagram and you’re just dying to get your hands on them. The problem is.. They can’t be found in Singapore. Sephora Singapore don’t carry most brands. Sure you can order it from their website but the shipping price can be expensive. Some cost more than the actual makeup itself! Another thing is you hate waiting for shipping. Some orders take me 3 weeks to arrive from US to Singapore! It’s insane. So I’m gonna fill you in on where you can buy all the makeup from Singapore based online shop. Shipping will be faster and no need for exchange rate. YASSSSS!

1.) Shopping District. 

I have shop here a couple of times and I never encounter any problem with my package. They carry brands like colourpop, NYX, Anastasia Beverly Hills and many more. They sometimes carry out lucky draw that you can participate so like them on facebook. You can head over to shopping-district.net to shop.

2.) Makeupbudget.com

I shop here once where I buy my Sacha Buttercup Setting powder. I love this product so much and I am so thankful that they sell it on their website because to buy from Sacha website is very very expensive for shipping. They carry brands like Hudabeauty and Morphe. At the time of this post their website is currently under maintenance. Their facebook page update that they are on a break until Jan 2017. You can check out their facebook page here.

3.) Smoochiezz

I come across Smoochiezz when I was walking around Great World City and they have a sale going on there. It’s one of those booth set up at shopping mall. So I took their name card and realise they have an online shop. I bought my L.A girl cosmetics products from them. You can check them out smoochiezz.com. Like their facebook page.

4.) Coma Makeup

I’m pretty sure you have stumble upon them before but if you haven’t, now you have. They carry brands like Coloured Raine, Juvia’s place, wet n wild and many more. From foundation to brushes to makeup palette, you can find it here. You get free shipping for orders above $25(sg only). Check out their website comamakeup.com. Like their facebook page for update on discount/promo.

5.) Cosmetique World

If you haven’t check them out, you should. Like right now. I stumble upon them and I was spoilt for choice on their selection of liquid lipsticks! Obsessed! I want everything! Some products are in stock and some you have to pre-order. They were featured on Suria & I believe I heard about them on RIA 89.7fm radio station. They will held a pop up store on the 21 January 2017. You can head down and shop for all your makeup need! Or you can head over to their website cosmetiqueworld.net and shop now. Follow them on instagram.

6.) emblaze.sg

I never shop here before but they carry brands like L.A girl cosmetics, NYX and many more. They also carry MAYA Cosmetics which are halal nail polish. So the sisters can check them out if you want a halal nail polish. 😀 Visit their website www.emblaze.sg.

Peace & Love,

Nygmarose

Huda Beauty. Yes she did it again.

Step aside Kimoji because the beauty community have an even better emoji app. Introducing… HUDAMOJI. Don’t you just love Huda Beauty? I’m literally obsessed. Ever since I got my hand on her liquid lipsticks and eyeshadow palette, I was just in love. She will be launching the emoji app soon so follow her on instagram (@hudabeauty) so you won’t miss out.

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What else did Huda come up with? Highlighter palette. Yup. When I saw her post on instagram I started squealing. That’s it just take my money already! I don’t care what people say but I love to glow. Cover me in highlighter please. She always deliver and I am excited to get this highlighter palette. No idea if this is another limited edition but I hope not. I do not have the exact date on when she will be launching the highlighter palette but I will definitely update you.

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Peach Perfect

The beauty community are raving over the peachy eye makeup! Too Faced cosmetics will have exclusive events worldwide to celebrate the global launch of their Sweet Peach collection on the 7 January 2017. Who else is excited?! Looking at the palette I would say the colours are stunning. Definitely a staple and wearable for daily use. They did drop this eyeshadow palette in March and it was selling like hot cake! Fret not people, they are back and you can get your hand on the
m at Sephora or Too Faced website.

You know which cosmetic brand will be releasing a new eyeshadow palette too? Kylie Cosmetics. Yup. Another one to look out for. Kylie has been teasing us with this palette and we can’t wait to get them! It comes with 12 shades. This one is different from her other palette because… This time round she include a mirror and a brush! It’s retailing at $45. The palette will go on sale on the 12 January 2017, 3pm pst. So mark your calendar because you do not want to miss this one. You know how crazy it can be trying to buy makeup online!

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Here’s my take on the peachy eye makeup look. Share with me your looks on instagram by tagging @nygmarose or #peachynygma. I would love to see all your makeup work! Till next time.

Peace & Love,

Nygmarose

Harley Quinn inspired

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Recently I uploaded this Harley Quinn inspired look on my facebook page and instagram. I got a lot of love and I’m so excited to create more looks like this. I focus more on beauty makeup but once in a while I wanna switch things up a little bit. The challenge with creating that look was all the little detailing. You really need a very good eyeliner. I use a little bit of Kat Von D tattoo liner and also LA girl gel liner.

Now that eyebrow. I do not have any liquid/pomade type of consistency to use it for my brow. Thank goodness I have the inglot duraline. That stuff is magic. I mix the inglot duraline to H&M eyeshadow Kobai Azalea. So that’s what I use to do my brow. You should totally invest on the inglot Duraline. If you have a dried up gel liner/eyebrow pomade or even to get pigmentation on an eyeshadow you can use this stuff.

I use Hudabeauty palette for the shadow on my eyes. Using shades Maneater + Henna &  Black Truffle. Finish off the look with eyeliner and get the lipstick in red & black.

I’m looking forward to creating more looks. Do you have any suggestion to what other look you would like to see? Leave a comment. Till next time.

Countdown 2017: Top 7 makeup releases in 2016

1.) Cover FX custom enhancer drops

Yes yes yes by now you know highlight is EVERYTHING. We want to glow from head to toe. Makeup junkie everywhere are raving about this product. I personally haven’t try it yet but since my Jeffree Star Skin Frost broke, maybe it’s time for me to get a new highlighter for myself. It is a little pricey but a little goes a long way. I watched the review by Tati (GlamLifeGuru). I am impressed with this product. Share your thoughts on this product. Do you love it or not. It comes in the shades Moonlight, Candlelight, Celestial, Sunlight, Sunkiss and Sunset. You can get it from Sephora for $42.

2.) Silisponge

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O M G guys. This product left me speechless. When I first saw it, I honestly thought it looked like chicken cutlet (i meant for the bra). Hudabeauty took it there when she actually took a bra inserts and cut it and used it for foundation application. I was cracking up like crazy. Some of the beauty trends these days. Molly Cosmetics are the one who came up with this idea. Interesting indeed. Apparently this product will help you from wasting product. As you know sponges usually soak up the product so you end up using more product. Silisponge is also easy to clean! Best of all, it’s cheaper than your beauty blender! Watch Michael Finch review on the silisponge.

3.) L.A girl pro coverage HD foundation

We all have come to love L.A girl concealer but now they come up with this foundation which has been getting very good reviews from the beauty community. If it is true then I say we have a winner. It cost $10 (if you’re from the US). $10 for a foundation that is actually good? Ahhh.. What a dream. I haven’t try this foundation yet but I just might since most of the beauty gurus who tried it seem to be loving the formula. For those of you in Singapore, don’t worry. You can get this foundation here. Here is a review from LustreLux.

4.) Rainbow Highlighter

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Ahh another highlighter but this time… It is rainbow. Yes! Ever wanna glow like a unicorn? Now you can. I first saw the rainbow highlighter on Instagram. Everyone was going crazy over this highlighter. The person behind this rainbow madness is Jenna and she own an Etsy store where she sold these highlighter. I’m not that bold to rock a rainbow hightlighter but Jeffree Star definitely can get away with it. So watch his review here on the highlighter.

5.) Modern Renaissance Palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills

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This palette was inspired by the colours found in renaissance art. First look at the palette, it just look stunning. I am obsessed with the colours in the palette. It consist of 14 shades. 11 being matte and 3 shimmer. This palette gets a very positive review from most beauty junkie out there. ABH made this palette permanent. If you’re looking for a good palette to splurge on, you should totally get this one. It’s totally worth it and you can create a lot of different looks with this palette. Definitely one of the best releases in 2016. Watch Stephanie Nicole’s review of the Modern Renaissance palette here.

6.) Glow Kits by Anastasia Beverly Hills

We just can’t get enough do we? Glow your way to 2017!! When they announce on Instagram that they are coming up with two new glow kits, we all went bonkers. We all knew we gotta save up every single dollar we had. We NEED to get our hands on these glow kits. Anastasia Beverly Hills are known for delivering fantastic quality products. This is why we never think twice on splurging on their products. They definitely hit a home run with these glow kits. The two new glow kits are Sweets and Moon Child. Did you see the swatches? Oh.. My.. God. Hang on let me just take a moment to pick my jaw up off the floor. Stunning. Absolutely stunning. That’s it. Go ahead and take my money. Watch Jasmine Hand’s review of the glow kits here.

7.) Kylie Cosmetics – The Burgundy Palette

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Oh Kylie. We can’t end the list without including Kylie. She first release Kylie lip kit in 2015 and the internet went K-RAZY. It was a huge success and then come Kylie Cosmetics in 2016. She has been putting out a lot of other products beside her famous lip kit. The first eyeshadow palette that she put out was the Bronze palette. It gets mix reviews. Some love it, some don’t. Not too long after for fall 2016 she release the burgundy palette. When I first saw the burgundy palette, I straight away fell in love with it. The colour in the palette look stunning! It cost $42 same as the Bronze palette and you get 9 shades. Everyone was obsessed with it. Kylie definitely step up her game and we can’t wait for what’s next.

That conclude some of my favourite releases for 2016. What is yours? Share your favourite in the comment. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy new year. May 2017 bring us all goodness. May you all be blessed with lots of joy, good health and tonnes of free makeup. Lol! Go ahead and be be-you-tiful.

 

Lots of love,

Nygmarose.