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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Makeup Stash: Eyeshadow Palettes and Cheek Products

Hello! Sorry for going on MIA for so long. I will try to post most consistently on this space and I've decided that I wanna blog more about beauty since I love makeup so much. Mostly hauls, reviews and swatches etc.

Today I will be sharing with y’all my entire makeup collection, splitting into several categories.

Let’s start with eyeshadow palettes and cheek products today.

Eyeshadow palettes:






Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette
SGD 83
Rating: 4/5
This is my most expensive item among all my makeup but I would say it’s worth the splurge. Keep in mind that you’re paying that amount for 12 colours, one colour is less than SGD 7. Pigmentation is definitely there, but I expected better from the lighter colours. The darker colours especially Factory, Mugshot and Blackheart are more pigmented than the lighter shades. All in all, it’s a good palette to invest in if you like rosy or pinky hues.




Essence All About Bronze Eyeshadow Palette
SGD 12.90 if I’m not wrong
Rating: 4.8/5
I LOVE THIS! It is my first ever shadow palette. It’s highly pigmented and colours glide on so smoothly on my eyelids. The only downside that it does not have any matte shades which is a bummer.


Cheek products:





Sleek Makeup Face Form Palette
SGD 22
Rating: 5/5
I love this as well. All 3 colours are of high quality and my fave is the highlighter. As you can see, I’ve already hit pan on it. They’re really buttery and blends well into your skin without looking patchy at all. I find that the blush in here is definitely a dupe for Nars blush in Orgasm.




NYX Powder Blush
Silky Rose | Mocha | Taupe
USD 5
Rating: 2/5
If you guys are wondering why the price of these blushes are in USD, I actually ordered straight from www.nyxcosmetics.com when it was on sale for USD 2.50 only! I would say the quality is so-so. Can't expect much for the cheap price. If you're on a budget and on a hunt for a affordable blush with good quality, go for Sleek or other well known drugstore brands like Maybelline, Loreal etc. If you have the money to splurge, go for NARS blushes. I have been eyeing on the Tarte amazonian clay blushes for the longest time ever as I've heard many good reviews about those blushes. All in all, I wouldn't recommend these NYX blushes.




NARS Blush
Deep Throat
SGD 50
Rating: 5/5
Trust me, you need this in your makeup collection if you're a makeup junkie! It's my holy grail blush. I will definitely get more colours for this blush, particularly aiming on Madly and Orgasm. I chose Deep Throat among their wide array of colours as this colour complements my skin tone the most. It's easily bendable and the quality is just on point. WORTH EVERY CENT! 




Topshop Blush
Dreamphone
SGD 13
Rating: 3.5/5
I'm not sure if Topshop still carries makeup but I bought this blush like 3 years ago. Highly pigmented as you can see in the swatch but I don't really reach out for it as I prefer other blushes of mine. If you're into mauve blushes, definitely check this blush out as it's a cult fave of Topshop.



Benefit Benetint
SGD 54
Rating: 3.5/5
This.is.so.EXPENSIVE! This used to be the number one item on my "Makeup Wishlist", yes i have a wishlist written down on my phone for the makeup that I want. My babe Amandy got it for me for my birthday last year and I was so touched. She got this and Benefit They're Real! mascara. This is great as a blush but not so much as a lip stain. Stays on for a really long time on the skin too, since it's a cheek/lip stain. 




Etude House Snowy Dessert
Cookie Contour Maker
SGD 23.90
Rating: 2/5
I really hate bashing products because companies spend lots of time and effort perfecting the formula and colour but this really disappointed me big time. The pigmentation wasn't there for the highlighter part but thank god I got it for the bronzer. It looks nice mixed together though. But I don't think I'll use as often as I should.




Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector
Champagne Pop
SGD 58
Rating: 5/5
Another expensive product but it's worth it. I got it mainly becos of Jaclyn Hill as I've been watching her videos for the longest time ever and I've only heard good reviews about this. I only have good things to say about this. It's so pigmented and buttery, doesn't emphasise on pores too. Definitely my holy grail.

Gonna end this blog post here, hope you guys enjoyed reading. I also made some changes to my blog layout. Feel free to give me construction feedbacks on my askfm (www.ask.fm/pony4food). Stay tuned for other categories, it'll be up real soon! 

With love, 
Clara



















Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Poppy Pop

Hi guys! I'm back today with pictures of food from Poppy Pops!! *heart eyes*

Just a disclaimer before I start, this is not an ad. Just wanna share with you guys this cafe that my friend and I discovered 2 weeks ago.

I was at Big Box walking around and two girls came to approach my friend and I with a cute looking brochure.

(Anyway if you guys are intending to visit Big Box after you saw that episode where Bong Qiu Qiu bought lots of cheap dresses at BB, just forget it. I went there and everything was either really hideous or expensive hahaha. Ended up getting snacks that I could've gotten at a normal supermarket near my house.)

So after we were done with BB, we were finding a place for dinner and we remembered we told the girls that we'll drop by so we did. It was a little hard to find at first cos the cafe is at level 6 and the highest level the lift could go is level 5 so initially we thought we were in the wrong shopping mall. But anyway we went to level 5 and we saw an escalator leading up to level 6. Turns out the cafe is just above the food court! But the cafe was the only shop at level 6 so I guess its kinda confusing for some.

We walked in and were warmly welcomed by the staff there.

We settled down and ordered Mentaiko fries ($13) and Poppyza (forgot the price, $12-$14). My friend ordered the Yuzu drink ($5) which she loved.


Yuzu Drink


Mentaiko fries. Definitely a must try! Good for 2-3 people to share. The mentaiko sauce was light and creamy. The fries were crispy on the outside, moist on the inside. They topped it off with spring onion and shallots which btw, I love both of these toppings to death. 



A picture of what we had that day.


Their signature, Poppyza pizza.

Taken from their Ig (@poppypopsg): 

Poppyza- Tortilla based topped with home made chorizo sausage and prawns. To add a finishing touch, we drizzle it with our homemade mayonnaise


The portion looks really small but trust me, it's more than filling for 2 pax to share. It tastes light and healthy yet hearty too.

Poppy Pop is definitely a place to check out if you enjoy cafe-hopping and if you are a westie. I stay really far from the west side so unfortunately I can't visit them as often as I would like to. 

I hope you guys enjoyed this short blog post as this is kinda my first "review" on a cafe and I hope to blog more about food I enjoy patronising. 

With love,
Clara

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Life update

Hey guys! Before I head for bed, gonna get this short post up. 

Tomorrow I'll be at Lucky Plaza flea party, Level 6, together with Sammi aka @wildfoxxes (shout out to her for sharing her booth w me) and I'll be clearing all my clothes at $5-10 each. Just wanna clear everything and earn some moolah for new clothes yippee! 

If you guys don't follow me on my social media, I've been selling bomber jackets and you can find them on:
Carousell @pony4food
Instagram @shoppony4food

As for updates about my life right now, I've been working part time and also concentrating more on my instashop. On a side note, I really hope my hard work will pay off. Recently, I've been having major trust issues. Amazing how some people can "conveniently" abuse my trust for them. You know who you are :) Ok enough of negative thoughts. Starting school next month and not looking forward to that, at all. Can't decide if i prefer work or school life more. I just wanna laze in bed all day watching youtube videos... I've been sick for the past whole week too, not even getting a single bit better. I guess March hasn't been a very good month for me, except that my sales for bomber jackets have been great. Other than that, it was a horrible month for me. Guess that's all for my wordy post tonight. Goodnight everyone X

 With love,
Clara