Friday, November 30, 2012

Review: Sleek 601 Au Naturel Palette

One of my frequently used palettes, and my one and only Sleek palette.

I used this in a couple of my makeup tutorials, as this palette has a good variety of matte and shimmer colours for beginners to start "playing" with makeup.

C'mon in to find out how these colours fair and their pigmentation!

Sleek 601 Au Naturel Palette 
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OPI's Light My Sapphire

OPI's - Light My Sapphire
Always being drawn to the dark, dramatic shades of polish, I just had to pick this one up. 

It was a challenge to photograph just how deep and rich this shade really is, while showing the blue at the same time.

First impressions:  The blue in it shows up much better on your nails than in the bottle.

Coats:  2 applied in these photos.

Thickness of Polish:  on a scale from 1 (thinnest) to 10 (very thick) - Light My Sapphire is a 6.

Ease of Application:  If you like working with thicker, very dark shades, then this might just be the one for you.  I found it a bit difficult to get the right amount on my brush, but I do love all the OPI brushes that I have used thusfar.

Appeal Factor:  Although my personal preferences are rich, elegant shades this one didn't appeal to me so much on my nails. 

I use the Revival Nail Polish Remover by ASK Cosmetics Inc., as it offers an added benefit.  It is really a two-in-one product; removing polish and treating your nails and cuticles with TIPS at the same time.  My nails always feel hydrated, rather than dried out and my cuticles feel soft and silky.

My question is:  How do you successfully keep these rich, dark shades away from your cuticles, while still doing a clean manicure?
Thanks for stopping by today.  Enjoy your day, Lisa M

♥ 'Pout Perfect' Contest Entries by Anu Sachdeva ... ♥

Today i have entries by Anu Sachdeva sent for the 'Pout perfect' contest ~

Entry #1
Caption:Take it and return it,kiss of luv 
Product used : L'oreal paris 294 burning sunset lipstick

Entry #2
Caption: oopss i did it again
Product used : miss claire lip pencils in 05,26,colorbar lipstick hearts&tarts,elwin18,revlon lipbutter inberry smoothie

Caption: crazy for you
Product used: maybelline jewels 996 berry brilliant lipstick

Caption:I know you want it..
Product: revlon colorburst in fuchsia lipstick

Caption: Red to take him to the _ _ _,hahahha
Product used: colorbar hearts &tarts

Entry # 6
Caption: diamonds are gal's best friend
Product used: maybelline jewels rubylicious lipstick and vov glam shine glitters

Which one do you love???

♥  Sangy

Thursday, November 29, 2012

♥ ThBoxes Exclusive Giveaway Winners...... ♥

And here are the 7 Lucky winners

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Pls email me your Shipping Address at

And don't forget to send me the link of the item you wish to receive as your gift (product price should be lower than $8 value and pls note watches are excluded).

Congrats again, and enjoy ^.^

♥ Sangy

Monthly Finished and Favourites - November

I have been keeping all the bottles of finished skincare, beauty products as well as shower items and here are the items that I have finished since June 2012.

It's been a good 5 months and I have been conscientiously trying to complete products that I have kept for quite awhile, and not buying new one unless I really need it.

Prudence is good, because I stopped doing a lot of impulsive buying and managed to save up quite a bit of money to buy other stuff, instead of having stock sitting around in my cupboard.

A little different F and F for the month!
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The dirty, honest truth.....about make-up brushes

Have your make-up brushes been cleaned lately?

I'm sure most of us make-up wearers are guilty of neglecting to wash out our make-up tools, which can lead to the following problems:

*  "Make-up brushes can accumulate bacteria, dust and dirt, all of which permit the growth of further bacteria.  This can aggravate underlying skin conditions like acne,"  Manhattan dermatologist Julie Karen, M.D. states.

*  Sonia Kashuk explains that creams left to dry can stiffen the bristles and affect the suppleness of natural hairs.

*  If your brushes aren't clean, you will not get the true colour showing up on your face.

You might have your own routine, which I would you to share in the comment section below.  This is mine:

Step 1:  I always do the chore of cleaning my brushes at night.
Step 2:  Choose a gentle soap or shampoo to get these tools spic and span again.
Step 3:  Run some warm (but not hot) water in your bathroom sink adding a dab of soap/shampoo.

Step 4:  Immerse your brushes/tools in the soapy water and let them soak for a few minutes.
Step 5:  When you think they're clean, squeegee out the water and lay them flat to dry.
Step 6:  Leave them on the towel to dry out over night and by morning they should be good to go.

Your skin (and perhaps your make-up also) will thank you.  Everything will feel clean going on and that's the way it should be.
How often do you clean your make-up brushes? 
Thanks for stopping by,  Lisa M


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Review: Kose Mask White

Mask White, but comes out black? Yes, that's the mask we're talking about today.
This product was introduced to me by my cousin, I love her, she's the one that introduced me to makeup and various skincare lines such as Laneige, Kose and many more.

Today's review and 'how to' is on the Kose's Mask White
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♥ 'Pout Perfect' Contest Entry by Shylaja ... ♥

Today we have the entry by Shylaja for the 'Pout Perfect' contest.

Entry # 1

Caption - Hey Cheeks! Meet me in Paris!
Product used - Maybelline Watershine Lipstick in 12 Brandy Rum Rhum

So what do you think of this one???

♥ Sangy

Frequently ASKed Questions

What is T.I.P.S.™ exactly?

The abbreviated name “The Incredible Protection System” stands for the main function of our product.  T.I.P.S. Nail Conditioner is a treatment for your nails and cuticles designed to replenish the lipids, which our everyday life has stripped them of.  As the name implies T.I.P.S. protects our nails and cuticles from the damage we expose them to on a daily basis, namely: water, chemical products, harsh cleaning products, waxes as well as silicones found in numerous body care products, etc.
Products shown above available via the ASK Cosmetics e-shop.
Be sure to check out some of ASK Cosmetics' other outlets:
Thanks for taking the time to stop by,  Lisa M @nailcareASKlisa

♥ 'Pout Perfect' Contest Entries by Jasmine Bhatia... ♥

And today am sharing the entries sent by Jasmine Bhatia for the 'Pout Perfect' contest.

Entry # 1

Caption- Soft pout.
Lipstick used - Rimmel Heart Breaker

Entry # 2
Caption- Whistle pout!!
Lipstick used- Colorbar true gloss liploss in Nectar Orange

Entry # 3

Caption- I Ain't Kissing No Frog!!
products used - Coloresence poetry in pink lipstick, top coat - pretty
pink dior lipgloss

Entry # 4

Caption - "To eat it or not", the sinful diet breaking pout!!
Products used - Coloresence poetry in pink, top coat - pretty pink dior lipgloss

Entry # 5

Caption - The Blushing Bow Pout ♥
Products used - Avon Utra Moistrue Rich Rose Lipstick, Shade -
Blushing Bride Rose.

Entry # 6

Caption - Sweeter then Sugar lips
Products used - Suagr and Loreal Color Riche Star Secrets lipstick, shade 711

So what's your favorite out of all these?? 

♥ Sangy

Monday, November 26, 2012

♥ Valery Design Works Exclusive Giveaway ~ Winners of Set of 7 Postcards ♥

Here's the List of first 25 Twitter users who tweeted about the Giveaway and won a set of 7 Handmade Postcards (each).

Zaara Khan
Alice Beerland
Asty Moet
Marta Vieira
Adriana Camelia Andrasescu Scrieciu
Kerry Santillo
Alda Lopes Moreira
Inge Lakawa
Malas E Sapatitos
Tina Ivanisevic
Trillina Palemi
Kasztner Eliza
Melissa Jones
Mirjana Ivanišević
Riccioli D'oro
Isabel Almeida
Josiane Oliveira Alves
Sania Akbar
Alda Lopes Moreira
Mette Vindfeld Deis Carlsson
Ida Pie
Ema Sheistheone
Clara Cheng
Yozellyn Jayanti

 ♥ Congratulations 

Email has been sent to all of you, pls respond within 24 hrs!!

IMP ~ some of you either have entered wrong address or your inbox is full due to which emails have bounced back. If you haven't seen an email from me, send in your shipping details to You only have 24 hrs to respond, after which another winner will be chosen!!


Advertorial: Otmill

Featuring Otmill once again!
You should be pretty familiar with Otmill if you've been reading my blog since a few months back.

I've been raving on and on about this ombre sweater top!
One of my favourite tops right now.

A lot of you have been asking me about my top after featuring it in the previous post! I know you girls will loveeeee it.
AND YES! You can get it from Otmill. :D

Another top that caught my eye from Otmill is this Ciann Pullover.

Do you like the studs on this pullover as much as I do?!
There are also elbow pads for extra details. :D

Most importantly, they are all very comfortable!

I know you want to shop right away BUT HOLD UP~

My overseas readers, listen up!

Not only that, all my readers can get Otmill's apparels at 10% discount if you quote "SPEISHI10" when you send in your order!

Otmill is coming up with this awesome "$10 year end sale" !!!!
Coming up real soon so do check them out.

Remember to 'like' Otmill's Facebook Page for frequent updates! They have new apparels every week!

Food review: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Christmas


Christmas is finally coming, and with the shops rolling out so much festive season promotion, I feel that Christmas is already here~

Today I will just be sharing what I had!
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Sunday, November 25, 2012

♥ 'Pout Perfect' Contest Entries by Idee Fixe... ♥

Today am sharing the entries by Idee Fixey (thats her screen name, lol ^.^). 

Entry # 1

Theme:  Words left unspoken...

Caption: 'Burnt Orange Words'

Product/s used: Streetwear Color Rich in 24 Peachy Sizzle

Entry # 2

Theme: Kiss

Caption: 'Rhapsody Red Righteous Kiss'

Product/s used: Maybelline Lipliner in Hollywood Red & Nivea Fruity Shine in Pomegranate topped with Clear lipbalm.

Entry # 3

Theme: Tease

Caption: 'Chaffy Pink'

Product/s used: Lakme Lipconditioner in Hottie & Maybelline Lipbloon in Pink Blossom.

Entry # 4

Theme: Reluctant

Caption: 'Shy away Pink'

Product/s used: Nivea Fruity shine in Pink Guava & Colorbar true gloss in Fresh Pink.

Entry # 5

Theme: Raunchy

Caption: 'Come Hither'

Product/s used: Lakme Lip Conditioner in Flirt & Maybelline Lipbloom in Peach Blossom.

Entry # 6

Theme: Bright Light

Caption: 'Coral sunny smile'

Product/s used: Maybelline Coral Lustre, Random Golden Pigments & Lakme Lip Conditioner in Siren topped with Clear lip balm.

So.... obviously am dumbstruck here!! Well, again you have to wait for my comments... i will do once i have posted all participants entries... ^.^

So which one is your favorite here??

♥ Sangy

Future Polish Fanatics get some blue manis

What an experience and joy to put smiles of children's faces!  Yesterday was the fund-raiser for Juvenile Diabetes.  My contribution was giving all the young girls a manicure of their choice - offering all the blues I had in my stash.
Here are some of the happy faces that made my afternoon yesterday...

Among the top favourites were:  Essie's "Beach Bum Blu", Sally Hansen's "Gem-Stone" and Maybelline's "Styled Out".

This particular fund-raiser in support of Juvenile Diabetes was centered around a Zumba-thon.  All adults were asked to pay an admission fee with all the proceeds going directly to support this charity, but they could Zumba all afternoon.  Now I didn't have any time to try the Zumba moves, but I got a bit of insight into what Zumba is all about:  the right outfit, cool dance moves combined with a cardio aspect, funky music well-suited to the moves and a feeling of belonging to the group of Zumba fanatics.
Males, females, young and old all got involved and moved their bodies to the music showing their Zumba moves.
My personal favourite (and new acquisition) among the blue nail polish shades is Maybelline's "Styled Out".  Surprisingly, it was not the ultimate winner among the young girls.
Here is a peek at Styled out on my nails.
A lovely denim-tone blue shade with a subtle glitter effect to it. 
As with all my manis and the ones I did yesterday, I always finish off by treating my cuticles with some TIPS Nail Conditioner to keep them hydrated, fortified and nourished.

Thanks so much for stopping by and reading this post.
Is there a cause and/or charity that you support?  If so, what is it and how do you get involved?
Have a great day!  Lisa M.