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.


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

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

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