OPI Fly dupes?

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OPI Nicki Minaj
Photo credit to shefinds.

When I saw the promo photos for the OPI Nicki Minaj collection, I knew I was skipping it. Not a fan of shatters (‘Super Bass Shatter’), nor glitters/shimmers (‘Metallic 4 Life’ and ‘Save Me’), nor this green (‘Did It On Em’). I was interested in ‘Pink Friday’ and ‘Fly’. But Im quite sure that ‘Pink Friday’ is dupable. Whereas for ‘Fly’, I think it is a less common shade. But I know I have something similar.

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And it is the Rainbow AM28.

Yes? No?

(I had to chip off my nails for sports, so only thumb swatches for now.)

Lets take a closer look side by side.
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2 layers for each.
OPI Fly dries to a glossier finish while Rainbow AM28 to a more musky finish. Both dries in a short time.

It is soooooooo hard capturing the true teal colour, so I am giving you colour swatches on html.
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This is OPI Fly.                                     This is Rainbow AM28.

Seriously, is there any different? But I have to admit, OPI Fly is prettier but you dont need both. If you are on a budget or just wants a dupe, get Rainbow AM28 ($2/$2.50. You can get them at the old shop book shop, or even those budget beauty stores such as Ta Zhiang. Singapore only!)

Kanebo Christmas Sales 2011

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I went to the Kanebo Christmas Sales 2011 with Eileen and July 2 days back. There are Blanchir Superior, Coffret D’Or, Lunasol, Kate and Freshel on sale. And the prices are really low! You can refer to Eileen’s price list here.

I have only gotten these.
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Coffret D’or Beauty Lasting Liquid UV Foundation in #BE-B
Lunasol Aurorized Eyeshadow Palette in #04 Soft Variation
Lunasol Gel Eyeliner in #06 Dark Grey
Kate Rouge Ex in BR8, PK21 and RS4

Lunasol Gel Eyeliner in #06 Dark Grey
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Lunasol Aurorized Eyeshadow Palette in #04 Soft Variation
With Flash
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Look at the shimmers! I didnt wanted to get it, but my 2 dear friends persuased me to..

Without flash
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Review and swatches will be up after I try them!

OPI Samoan Sand

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Gave another go at nude polish, especially after reading Eileen‘s post on OPI Samoan Sand.

Application was smooth and easy. I used only 2 coats for the photos.

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This is by far the nicest nude polish I’ve used, not that I have used alot. But I’m still not a nude polish fan.. :s

Unfurgivable Blogger Invite

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*Each year the fur industry kills over 50 million animals for fashion, not including rabbits (no reliable data on rabbits killed worldwide for fur is available).

Number of Animals to Make a Fur Coat:
12-15 lynx
10-15 wolves or coyotes
15-20 foxes
60-80 minks
27-30 racoons
10-12 beavers
60-100 squirrels

 

Yes, you’ve read right. There’s a shocking number of 50 million innocent animals killed for “fashion”. Other than the above animals, chinchillas, dogs, cats, seals, bears, and more are also being killed and skinned.

Other than trapping these animals in the wild, there is also something called the “Fur Factor Farms”, where animals are raised in cages (I believe tiny cages) and then killed for their fur. Think about dog mills. Same cruel concept.

*Not only are cage-raised animals killed inhumanely, but they suffer from numerous physical and behavioral abnormalities induced by the stress of caging conditions. After spending their short lives in squalid conditions, animals raised on fur farms are killed by cruel methods that preserve the pelt, such as gassing, neck-breaking and anal electrocution.

 

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and Strip: Ministry of Waxing have teamed up for a UNFIRGIVEABLE campaign in the battle against fur. You dont want to wear fur after reading the above, right? (Shame on you if you still do!!) So why should we have fur on our bare skin?

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Join in the Anti-Fur movement!
For every Brazillian wax at Strip ($40, U.P. $58), $1 will go towards PETA. This promotion is till 31 Dec 2011.

Let’s all do something good to the animals. There will be no supply, if there is no demands. Please play a part!
If you want to do more, you can donate to PETA.

You can read more about animals used for fur.

*Information credit to infurmation

So, I have join in the anti-fur movement and gotten myself free of fur at Strip Buddy! It was 3pm and I was greeted by Chloe. She explained the team up with PETA and gave me a small tour of Strip. Chloe told me that 3pm to 6pm is the best time for waxing as we wont have water retention in the body thus our pain tolerance is higher.

I was given a personal wax pack which was sealed to ensure on hygiene to clean myself up before the wax. You can choose to have a squeezy toy if you want to!
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The room was dimmed and cooling. Very relaxing and comfortable. There were posters, words and pharses on the wall and ceiling to take your mind off. Didnt manage to take photos of the words and such as I left my camera in my bag after changing. :s
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I tried both strawberry and chocolate wax. Both waxes worked the same for me, in terms of level of pain and getting the job done. But the strawberry wax contains aloe vera and chamomile which is better for sensitive skin as it will calm and soothe.

The wax theraptist was friendly and it helped me to relax. She told me what she will be doing and taught me when to breathe in and out to minimize the pain.

As promised by Strip, everything was done in 15 minutes. Fast and fuss free.
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Honestly, the pain is very bearable! Trust me, the pain will fade off in 2 to 3 seconds. So, go try it!

Join in the Anti-Fur movement!
For every Brazillian wax at Strip ($40, U.P. $58), $1 will go towards PETA. This promotion is till 31 Dec 2011.

What’s more! Strip also teamed up with Havaianas!
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You can choose the Rudy Red ($40, U.P. $44.90), or the Slim Purple ($45, U.P. $49.90).
You get a shoe bag which I used it to keep my wore clothes during a stayover, an accessorize for your havaianas (I believe, a gold heart for Rudy Red and a red heart for Slim Purple), a $5 Havaianas voucher, a 15ml Strip’s strawberry scrub and a 15ml Strip’s strawberry body butter.

Please note that strip is not able to perform waxing on customers who:
•Have given birth naturally in the last 3 months
•Have had a C-section int he last 6 months.
•Are currently having their menstrual cycle.
•Have been applying/consumng any Acutance, Retin A, AHA, Glycolic Acid or other supplements.
•Have any skin allergies.
•Have health conditions such as diabets.
•Have undergone chemotherapy or other radiation treatments.

 

[Thank you Pearlin for the invite, and Chloe for the Strip tour and explainations!]

First Post on WordPress

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Hello!

Here is me, trying on a new platform! I’m testing how the themes works and then to change the categories. Everything is in a mess now! Ugh.

I have been too busy these months that I’ve not been updating. And honestly, I havent been buying anything, nor used any thing new or exciting. :( I’m trying to get my mojo back since school is out now, so do bear with me.

Thank you for (still) reading me. I really appreciate it alot! And to thank you, yes you, I will be having a giveaway or two!

Do check back, or click at “FOLLOW” to recieve notifications of new posts via email! (:

Goodies: Vichy Normaderm Tri-Activ Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care

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2 weeks back, Eileen invited me to join her for the Vichy workshop. It was to introduce the NEW Vichy Normaderm Tri-Activ Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care.

At the start of the session, we did this test to find out what type of skin do we have. I have combination/oily skin. And I battle acne. Eww all these gross pimples! ): I have always been on a lookout for good acne fighting products, and good products to clear up some scars left behind..

Research International reported that 3 out of 5 Singaporean women suffer from oily skin imperfections. (I say, no thanks to Singapore’s weather!)
And 4 major problems which comes hand in hand with oily skin are:
1. Acnes/ Pimples
2. Clogge pores/ Blackheads
3. Localised shine
4. Dilated pores

To not only break the vicious cycle of imperfection, and also to restore healthy and beautiful skin, Vichy combined complete skin management with 3 simultaneous actions.
Anti imperfection + Mattifying + Hydration = Cleaner and healthier skin

And just for asian skin, Vichy Normaderm Tri-Activ Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care is made!
For the very first time, 3 dermatological peeling active ingredient were integrated in a daily hydrating care to target all the different layers of the epidermis.

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The unique combination of the peeling acids is such that,
1. Peeling effect on 100% of epidermis: Each active ingredient has a different penetration length and location in the epidermis.
2.Time-release effect: Glycolic acid stays twice as salicylic acid and lipo-hydroxy acid stays 4 times longer than salicylic acid.
3. More efficient than using salicylic acid alone: Unique in-vitro test shows that all actives together have a better efficacy on cell renewal.

Each of us was given 3 products to try. And they are Anti-Imperfection Deep Cleansing Foaming Cream, Purifying Cleansing Gel and Tri-Activ Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care.

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After trying the products for 2 weeks, here is my reviews! :)

Anti-Imperfection Deep Cleansing Foaming Cream
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JFoams well and quickly. Not much of a smell.
LDont feel that skin was clean after using it. Felt a layer of something was left behind.

I recommand this for people with normal to dry skin.

 

Purifying Cleansing Gel
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JSkin was soooooo clean and fresh after using it.
L Sometimes, I felt abit of tightness on my cheeks, but after a while skin was back to normal.

If you have very oily skin, or after workout, this is for you. :)

 

Tri-Activ Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care
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JLightweight and absorbs quickly. Skin was matte after using. No bumps nor pimples was seen during the 2 weeks, but I would still like to monitor my skin, especially during the time of the month. And you can use this both day and night.
During the day, my skin was not as oily as it was. I skip moisturizer normally as my sunblock is quite oily. But with this, my skin does not feel too loaded, in fact it is so lightweight that I dont feel it on my skin.
At night, this is the BEST thing ever! Not too heavy that makes me look like a oil pan when I wakes. It is just right!
LBlackheads were still there! 

 

Overall, I feel that this range is good for women battling acnes. If you have relatively good skin, or want to keep your acne at bay, the Tri-Activ Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care is for you!

I’m awaiting to get my hands on the new Night Anti-Imperfection+Rejuvenating Care.

Have you tried any Vichy products, which do you recommand? :)

 

Oh hello,

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Is there anybody still reading me? Was surprised to see 4 tweets and 30 like on the OPI post. WOW.

But I will be back! I have 2 reviews coming up!

Till then, take care! (:

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