Friday, June 20, 2014

Cushion all thing err thing


As you would have probably came across since some time ago, most (Korean) beauty brands have released their own versions of a cushion compact, that either stores BB creams, bases, CC creams, foundations etc. Thanks to my friend Andy, I got one of Etude House's latest BB cushion compact! Its not exactly a review since I havn't used it a lot, but I just wanted to talk about its first impression. Its called Etude House Lock'n Summer Precious Mineral Proof Any Cushion, which has SPF 50 and supposedly is very lasting and "summer proof". Singapore has always been wet (hot or cold) so I am always open to such summery products, recalling how much I loved their Sun BB.

I think it lasted pretty much the same as their original Any Cushion formula, just that the coverage is not as good. Any Cushion has greatttt coverage and lasts pretty much like 8 hours on me, only that the SPF is slightly lower. The coverage is somewhat like a tinted moisturizer without the moisture >.< I did not regret buying this summer edition, just that I will not repurchase it. I only bought the refill since I had the casing, hehehe.

No proper pictures because I didn't plan to review it. Anyway the inside it looks the same as all the other cushion BB thingies :)

I went to Etude House's website just only, and guess what.. They released more cushions.. I'M LIKE WHUTTT EYELINER CUSHION?! Blusher cushion is probably fathomable but whuttt, eyeliner..? (Wouldn't the brush get split ends when you stick it into the cushion/sponge?) Okay so the full name is Lock'n Summer Proof 10 Cushion Lock'n Liner and the blusher is simply Cushion Blusher. The names of the colors are so rock-ish, and I guess therefore the name Lock'n?

Colors: PK001 Hey Yo Pink & OR201 Shake It Coral -.-...

Colors: BK801 DJ Black, BR401 Peace Brown, RD301 Scream Red, BL601 Go Blue & PP501 Luck Purple -.-...

Definitely wanna try these just to see how summer proof they are! So far, I'd say that you can skip the Proof Any Cushion if you already have the original formula of Any Cushion. Hehehe thanks for reading!
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Friday, June 13, 2014

Penang Street Food Affair at Feast@East Buffet Restaurant


Was invited to try Feast@East Buffet's Restaurant new spread of Penang street food a few days ago. Frankly I never had a taste for spicy food so I was on the edge about it before I went. Feast@East is a buffet restaurant inside Grand Mecure Roxy Hotel which usually serves an international spread of food. For a limited time only (till 15/6/14), they are dishing out popular Penang street food like Assam Laksa, Penang Kway Teow and a colorful array of desserts on top of some typical buffet dishes like fresh seafood and fruits.

Clean and bright setting 

DIY Rojak area

No buffet is complete without these! 

Fresh seafood upon your order

I especially loved how the colorful dessert area was adorned! 

I sampled a few of their specialities - Chilli Crab, Beef with X.O. Sauce, Steamed Beancurd with Oyster Sauce and Assam Curry Fish with Yam Rice. It was actually really good!

Beef with X.O. Sauce was one of my favourite meat dish at the spread

I thought this was really cute - an ice-kachang machine!! Omg how fun it is to make your own and drizzle the syrup and all

Top, clockwise: Prawn Noodles, Assam Laksa, Penang Kway Teow, Laksa.

Besides the help-yourself setting, there's also a station for fresh and on-the-spot cooked food which I truly appreciate. They serve prawn noodles, laksa, Penang kway teow, assam laksa and freshly shucked seafood. The assam laksa has gotta be my fave food from their Penang spread!!! I've never tasted anything like that and I thought it was nice to incorporate traditional food in modern hotel buffets. Definitely recommend this place to please daddy's palate this Fathers' Day! 

Mention "Eastie Brekkie" for 10% off their Fathers' Day promo from now till 15/6!

More info:

Mon – Thu (except eve of & on P.H.)
Lunch: Adults $42 Child $21 Senior Citizens $34
Dinner: Adults $45 Child $23 Senior Citizens $36

Fri – Sun (except eve of & on P.H.)
Lunch: Adults $48 Child $24 Senior Citizens $38
Dinner: Adults $52 Child $26 Senior Citizens $40

Grand Mercure Roxy Singapore
50 East Coast Road
Roxy Square
Level 3

Contact number:
+65 6340 5665

Sunday, May 25, 2014

[REVIEW] 3 Concept Eyes Lip Color in #305 Double Shot


Recently I was given some 3CE products to try and review by because they now carry this awesome Korean cult brand! Say goodbye to paying $20 for shipping :') Also, shop with faith on Luxola because you can trust that the products you're getting are authentic. Many blogshops these days carry 3CE too but for sure we can't testify for their authenticity, while some look downright fake. Ok now down to the review!

I've never tried their lipsticks, so I didn't know what to expect. Judging from reviews online, its a long-wearing color and is also very pigmented.

Edgy, black and so 3CE!

The bullet is kinda small as compared to my other lippies... or maybe the packaging was just excessively bigger.

This is the truest color swatch I can give. Its a bright, milky coral that leaves a slight stain after wearing off.

This lipstick is indeed, very pigmented and long-lasting! Its also super glittery, with glitters big enough to be seen. Its a ~my type~ of color but I didn't really like the glitters. I would still wear it because, its creamy and pigmented and really, lasted long. 3 Concept Eyes generally price their products higher than generic Korean cosmetics, but I've tried a lot of them and only the lip laquer really disappoints.

Will be reviewing more items soon (loose powder, blusher and gel eyeliner)! Check out Luxola for more 3CE!