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

 

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

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:

IG: @nygmarose

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

my cat approve this product

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

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

mollycosmeticsshop.com

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

youtube: Jeffree Star

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

kyliecosmetics.com

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.