Friday, 27 September 2013

Product Review : 3 Concept Eyes Full Cover Concealer

*Waves hysterically* Hello Domokies! It's been a super long time since I blogged again :( Not as long as when we went MIA but well... Still kinda long. Apologies but I have been packed with courses and work. I have no offdays!!! *Tugs at hair dramatically*

Ok, I don't have much hair. Shall not do that.

But anyway, I'm back with a review! And it's a cosmetic product :D

Today's review will be on the 3 Concept Eyes Full Cover Concealer~

Left - #2 / Right - #1

They're kinda tiny because I bought the miniatures to try out first. Got it in both shade 1 and 2 as I could NOT determine which shade suits me from the picture they provided. I have swatches of both below!

Oh and it comes with your regular doe foot applicator. Picks up product well, quite a lot at one go actually so don't accidentally slap a whole blob on.

I have attached pictures of the ingredients list. Picture credit : stylenanda. Please click to enlarge.

Top - #2 / Bottom - #1
There! The swatches. I promise you this is quite accurate. Like 99% similar as to what I see with my eyes IRL.

Say hello to arm mole! It's been an extremely long time since it last showed up in  a post!

My thoughts :

If you're looking to cover a zit, this sucks. As you can tell from the coverage test above, it fares pretty badly. As an undereye concealer? Yes! IF your dark eye circles are not severe, you can definitely use this as an undereye concealer / highlighter. It gives a beautiful dewy finish that looks amaaaazing and natural, as long as either one of the shades suits you.

I have been using the darker shade (#2) to conceal the inner V of my eyebags/circles. It's only very slightly lighter than my dark eye circles. I then use the lighter shade (#1) to highlight a bigger V from the inner portion of my cheeks all the way to my eye bags. This highlights the area and creates the illusion of fuller cheeks and hides the eyebags more. By having fuller cheeks, you'll look younger. I do not mean swollen cheeks uhh so don't get me wrong. The lighter shade (#1) is perfect for natural highlighting due to it's dewy finish and that it's only slightly lighter than my skin tone.

On a totally random note, this concealer smells nice lol. Also, you have to set this concealer with some loose/pressed powder if you want this to last. It's not very long lasting and I'd say it wears for about 3-4 hours on oily skin. I guess if you want something that's natural and dewy, you can't really expect it to be a long lasting product. This one's perfect for those with dry under eyes as it's a very liquidy product. Kinda creamy but not sticky or anything.

I love this item and I'd recommend it if the shade suits you. I have purchased several back ups of shade 1 already :D

Texture: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (AWESOMEEEEE!)
Coverage: ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ (Covers some but just the minimal stuff)
Lasting Power: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ (Average wear, take another star off if you're oily but don't powder.)
Overall: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ (I absolutely love this. It's affordable and not cakey! But one star off for the coverage and another off because it's definitely NOT a "Full Cover Concealer")

I got mine from a seller on Qoo10. Please note that he/she is only selling the mini sized concealer so it's only $2.

If you want the full sized one, you can try this seller. ***Please take note that I've never purchased anything from this seller before.

Alternatively, you can always join a stylenanda spree and get the items directly from


Disclaimer : I purchased these products with my own money and am not related to the sellers above in any way. The review is 101% honest and based on my own experience with the product.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Food Review : Tsukada Nojo Bijin Nabe

Hello again! Blogged this in advance as I'll be having a busy month!

So, I don't know if you've heard, but apparently there's a beauty hotpot that's all the rage in SG. When I googled it, it was as though it's a pot of liquid gold that everyone loves. Even my bff told me she and her bf loves it. They've gone there on multiple occasions because they love the Bijin Nabe a lot.

After hearing and reading such positive reviews, I had to try it out!

Is it worth the hype..?

Here are the pictures.

You'll get a pot with some tofu looking thing in it. That's the collagen jelly that's supposed to slowly melt into a thick creamy broth.

After roughly 2 minutes or so, the jelly has fully melted into a milky broth, revealing chunks of chicken along the way. At this point of time the server will ladle a small amount of soup for you to taste the original flavor before adding any other ingredients.

These are the ingredients that come with the hotpot. I would say it's 80% vegetables. You'll get a short bamboo stick of meat. I don't know how else to describe that lol. You'll also get 4 prawns. The rest are... Veggies. And that's not a watermelon.

It's a radish! Cute! (But tastes bad to me :/)

You also get to choose from 3 different kind of noodles. I apologize but I've forgotten the choices except the one I chose, which is the thick mochi mochi noodles.

This is the final product. The server will add the ingredients into the pot for you so no worries about wondering which goes in the pot first. The prawns are left alone though. You only cook it when you want to eat it otherwise it'll go hard.

This seaweed paste is served while you're halfway through your meal, specially made for you. (Every table has it though so I don't see the special in this.)

What I think of this :

Well... You must know that if you're a #foreveralone, you probably would skip this as the minimum order serves two. Of course if you're a big eater then go ahead.

I'll talk about the food first. I love the broth. It's very creamy and savory but it's also slightly too salty for me. But it's still addictive as I'm the one who drank most of the soup. My bf hated this soup as he felt that not only was it salty, it tasted milky. He hates milk. I'm not sure if any milk was added into this though I highly doubt it. Maybe it was just really creamy.

The chicken in the soup is supposedly, no ordinary chicken. It's "Jitokko", chicken that's raised in an organic way. Rare chicken. Yup, it's really tender. But then again it's as chicken as the chicken you get in SG. I can't taste anything rare about it. Don't hate me, I'm just being blunt.

The veggies are just veggies, nothing special. The prawns however are really juicy, sweet and fresh! My favorite! But only 4 comes with the pot :(

That's about it for the food. Service was great, the staffs were all polite and friendly. The way they operate however, is just STUPID. Not to be rude or anything but the person who came up with the idea of NO RESERVATIONS must be "square brain". Now I don't visit the Chinatown branch as it's not as accessible as the PS one. The PS outlet is really small so it's really easy to achieve a full house. This Bijin Nabe is only served after 5pm. That's when most people are out to get dinner. You can't reserve seats. So at 5pm, you MUST be there to "chop" your seat. Imagine you're damn unlucky and people do actually start queuing as early as 4pm. You might just have to wait till 8 plus or 9 plus for your dinner. (I went there at 5 plus once and was told that they will be full till closing.)

If they're afraid of no shows, why can't they be flexible and allow reservations and cancel if the patron is 10 minutes late? I have absolutely no patience to be hungry and wait till night for a pot of soup filled with veggies. This concept pisses me off. And honestly, the meal for two without any other order adds up to roughly 30 per pax which is sooooo expensive! $30 for a soup filled with mostly veggies is just unacceptable for me. It's overrated and overpriced. I would rather take the money and go enjoy several plates of sashimi. And if you're eating it for the collagen, I'd advise you to spend your $30 on actual collagen drinks or powders instead. One pot isn't gonna do you any good.

In conclusion, I will not return unless someone's treating me to it. It's just not worth it and I can eat a cheap buffet with that amount of money. I have no patience and a hungry me is an angry me.

Also, here's what you're eating.

Heh. It's full of fats! With collagen of course. (It will look like this when it's cooled so if you don't wanna lose your appetite, keep the soup cooking.)


Disclaimer : This review was based on MY opinions. Don't hate me if you feel differently as we all have different tastes. I'm not a professional food blogger or critic. I'm just ranting/reviewing away based on my thoughts after consuming this.

Monday, 9 September 2013

Product Review : Tony Moly Fresh Aqua Cooling 24 Eyes Stick

Hello hello! Here I am, blogging around midnight again. Have been busy the past weeks with work and various birthdays. Can't believe the number of September babies I know!

I went to Korea last year and purchased a product I had meant to review but forgot about :x I meant to review it! I swear, even the pictures are taken in the hotel room~

Take a look :D

I'm really no expert when it comes to the ingredients so... Be your own judge yea. OR just try the product out at the store to get the feel of it!

Comes in a short little tube.

With a plastic stopper that protects the product

Looks familiar? I've reviewed a similar product HERE but the product for this is a milky blue color.

What I think of this product :

Unlike the Etude House Eyes Cream that I reviewed previously, this does NOT claim to be an eye cream. It's described more as a simple "pick me up" product for the eyes, hence the 24 in the product name. You can apply this handy little eyes stick anywhere, anytime as long as your eyes are feeling tired and need a little boost. If you're looking for a proper eye cream, skip this. However as a pick me up eyes stick, it's just lovely. It's really cooling and refreshing on the skin. It has a very light minty floral-ish scent. My sister bought this as well and she spams it. She carries this around the house and reapply constantly while doing her homework / studying. (Am not sure if she brings it to school) It helps make her more awake due to the cooling effect.

For me, I've gotten pretty lazy so I no longer bring a make up pouch out. Which means if I were to use this over my made up face... My dark eye circles will show through. Instead I use this in the mornings when I'm feeling really sleepy or like now, when I'm blogging late in the night.

I forgot how much this costs though as I bought this in Korea. I do remember it being extremely cheap but that's Korea. Everything's OP in SG :x You can check this out in stores though, I believe there's an outlet at Bugis!

*This product performs almost identically to the Etude one so if you opt for that as an alternative if Tony Moly one is not available or not as accessible or cheaper! I honestly do not know which is cheaper but personally I'd just get whichever is nearer to me cause I am a lazy bum.

Scent : ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ (Nothing very attractive or negative about this scent)
Texture : ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ (It absorbs quickly and is extremely cooling on the skin, similar to the Etude one)
Effectiveness : ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ (Instant boost and hydrates eye area a little)
Overall : ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ (I still love such handy products :D) 

Domo ❤

Disclaimer : I bought this with my own money in Korea!
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