Singapore beauty haul!3:44 PM
I know, I know, it's been at least a month or so since I got back since my quick trip to Singapore. Somewhat related, it's been a least a month since I dropped my suitcase at the base of my bed and purposely ignored every morning I stumbled by it and stubbed my toe.
Finally decided this weekend to crack the case open to look through the few products I did pick up in S'pore. I have to say I was quite disappointed in the products available and the still pretty high prices, especially in Sephora. It wasn't anything like the free-for-all that Hawaii was. Prices are from memory because I'm a chronic dispatcher of receipts and converted to Australian dollars.
From left to right - a blackhead remover which I've lovingly been using on my boyfriend's nose (Gross, but incredibly therapeutic) $3, Sephora Brush Clear Spray $9, Moisture Solution BB SPF30 $8, Biore Black Pore Strips $4. I picked up a few packets of these strips and have all kinds of love for them. They have one over the white strips with black being the perfect backdrop to best display your pore's grotty offerings.
I haven't opened the BB yet, as I've already got a few on the go, but the shade seemed a pretty good match when I swatched in the store. I only picked up one BB as I do have a lot of foundation type products I haven't used yet, and it was a tricky choice choosing just one from the shelves and shelves at the chemists and supermarkets.
Clockwise from left - Daiso Cherry Body Butter $2, Guardian Acerola Cherry and Thyme Hand Cream $6, Sasatinnie Donuts Hand Lotion and a soap sample forced into my hands walking past a random store.
That's right, it's a DONUTS scented Hand Lotion. My hands smell like DONUTS.
Moving onto make-up, it's all looking a little orange. I think it's a fairly restained haul, given that there were a few Sephoras around; however the prices seemed ridiculous and much higher than Mecca here.
From clockwise left, I have L'Oreal Shine Caresse in Princess $12, Etude House Dear My lipstick in $15, Revlon Photoready Cream Blush in Coral Reef $11 (a last minute airport purchase), Lovely Me:Ex Blusher $2.50, Silkygirl Big Eye 2 in 1 Eyeliner in Blue Ice $2 and Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous $9 (a back-up and previously reviewed here. Luckily for Australia that Revlon will soon be introducing both this shade and the plum-hued Crush to our line here)
The Etude House lipstick (no idea of the name - I couldn't understand the packaging) isn't as bright as I would have liked, and sheers out rather than being the vibrant creamy orange I was after. I would have liked to hang around in the Etude House store a little longer, but felt really uncomfortable being there - there were three sales staff hovering over me, like standing directly to my back and sides while I moved around the store, and two of them reached out and touched the skin on my face without asking just after I paid while the third took a photo. I get that they thought a six foot tall super white blonde girl was a bit of a novelty, and I had spent to entire trip having my personal space invaded (unwanted touching, sneaky photographs, being PULLED INTO photographs, being handed someone's baby for a photograph, having my hair fondled!) but store staff should be professional enough to back the fuck off.
Shame, they had some cute things, but I just could not with that type of service.
Finally, here's a few products I...borrowed from the bathroom of the last hotel we stayed at (come on, we all do it!). The W Sentosa was a fantastic new hotel to visit, and I was beyond pleased when I saw they also stocked the Bliss range like the rest of the brand group. The Lemon+Sage scent is just perfect to shake you out of that hotel pillow induced sleep coma, and I'm curious to see what the Bliss shampoo and conditioner is like.
AND THERE'S FACE WASH! Seriously, this should be mandatory for any hotel that carries L'Occitane products and up. The mini size is frigging adorable, and these are going to be packed for my next overnighter.
Bonus donut gif that shares my feelings about donuts.
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