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Review: CANMAKE Flaring Curl Mascara, Dual Eyebrow Stick & Just for Me Essence Rouge

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Konnichiwa minna-san! It’s the end of June already and I’m finally back with more beauty reviews! As you know, I was busy travelling in the month of June – Singapore, Melaka, Banting and Genting, Can’t wait to share the details with you all. Canmake, one of the most popular cosmetic brands in Japan is celebrating their 30th anniversary this year! Congratulations! Just newly launched in May 2015, I got the chance to review Canmake Flaring Curl Mascara and other Canmake cosmetics. Let’s check them out.

CANMAKE Flaring Curl Mascara

Canmake Flaring Curl Mascara Packaging

Canmake Flaring Curl Mascara Packaging


Instructions are in Japanese

Instructions are in Japanese

Seek no more if you’ve been finding for a mascara that gives you a natural kawaii look because the answer is here – CANMAKE Flaring Curl Mascara. While brown mascara tends to blend into the background too much and thus reducing the impact of your eyes, black looks too harsh. They have cleverly came out with a solution which is combining brown fluid with black fibers that are usually added to make black mascara look jet black. Hence, the color Chocolate Black that gives a soft yet wide-eyed look.



Canmake Flaring Curl Mascara

Canmake Flaring Curl Mascara

It contains 5 types of ingredients to condition your lashes while you’re wearing it:

  • Moisturizing agents: Isostearoyl hydrolyzed silk, panthenyl ethyl
  • Emollient agents: Sodium dilauramidoglutamide lysine, phytosteryl/octyldodecyl lauroyl glutamate, and jojoba seed oil
Canmake Flaring Curl Mascara Wand

Canmake Flaring Curl Mascara Wand

I totally love the effect (wide-eyed and zero weight) and it doesn’t clump together thanks to the silky gel in their ingredient. The key is to sweep the brush smoothly in a straight line from the roots to the tips of your lashes instead of zig-zag motion.

I’m impressed that it is waterproof since they didn’t claim so. Nothing came off when I used my wet hands to rub it although it did smudge a little (only once in 6 hours) when my eyelids turned oily.

Canmake Flaring Curl Mascara Effect

Canmake Flaring Curl Mascara Effect

Price: RM 42.90

CANMAKE Dual Eyebrow Stick in 01 Natural Brown

CANMAKE Dual Eyebrow Stick in 01 Natural Brown

CANMAKE Dual Eyebrow Stick in 01 Natural Brown

The dual colors in Natural Brown are Beige Brown (light) and Dark Brown (dark). This color is recommended for those with black to natural brown hair. It has a 4.9 mm broad tip to achieve the now trendy Japanese style thick eyebrows easily. Take note, thin eyebrows are out of date already! The colors can be used separately or mixed together. For convenience, I just mixed them together by applying it over my eyebrows a few times from the inner corner, working outwards.


Beige Brown (light) and Dark Brown (dark)

Beige Brown (light) and Dark Brown (dark)

If you prefer to use the colors separately, follow these steps:

  1. Use the light shade at the inner corners of your brows
  2. Rotate to mix the two shades for the center of your brows
  3. Use the dark shade at the outer corners of your brows
Swatches Dual Eyebrow Stick in 01 Natural Brown

Swatches Dual Eyebrow Stick in 01 Natural Brown

I love how easy it is to draw my eyebrows with just a few strokes. It’s perfect for beginners since the color won’t come out too intense so you can slowly work on it, bit by bit. It can stand against rubbing, the color will fade a bit but the line is still there but sadly, it’s not waterproof as I can easily wash it off with water.

Price: RM 42.30

CANMAKE Just for Me Essence Rouge Lipstick in 04 Pink Coral

CANMAKE Just for Me Essence Rouge Lipstick

CANMAKE Just for Me Essence Rouge Lipstick

I fell in love instantly as soon as I saw this lipstick! Looks familiar isn’t it? Yes, the cap features a ring motif with a crystal highlight, just like an engagement ring! It’s a symbol of Canmake’s hope that all the girls who wear this lipstick will be lucky in love. Aww… ?

Just for Me Essence Rouge Lipstick in 04 Pink Coral

Just for Me Essence Rouge Lipstick in 04 Pink Coral

Besides the sweet pink color, I also like the fact that they included a lot of moisturizing ingredients (honey, shea butter, hyaluronic acid, squalane, avocado oil, peach leaf extract, rosemary extract, Somei Yoshino cherry leaf extract, oat kernel extract) into this lipstick as I always have cracked lips.The effect looks natural enough, not too glossy and not too matte.

Price: RM 42.30

Before/After makeover with Canmake cosmetics

Before/After makeover with Canmake cosmetics


Ready for a movie date!

Ready for a movie date!

Since I’m guilty for not organizing any giveaway lately, here’s a special giveaway for all my beloved readers! I’ll be giving out Canmake Color Mixing Concealer 01 to one lucky reader.

Canmake Color Mixing Concealer 01

Canmake Color Mixing Concealer 01

Just follow the instructions from the widget below ya. GOOD LUCK!
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TOP 10 MUST-BUY THINGS @ Spotlight, The Mines Shopping Mall

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I’ve wrote about the grand opening of Spotlight IPC just a month ago and it seems like this Australia’s largest fabric, craft, party and homemaker superstore is continuing to expand in Malaysia. Spotlight’s expansion is further established with the opening of its largest store yet in The Mines Shopping Mall.

Spotlight @ The Mines Shopping Mall

Hello, welcome to Spotlight @ The Mines!

Hello, welcome to Spotlight @ The Mines!

The good news is, Spotlight is going to absorb the 6% GST and hence, their prices are going to remain the same! YAY!

TOP 10 MUST-BUY THINGS @ Spotlight, The Mines Shopping Mall 1

Uprising designer, Arisa Chow, Ms. Jacqui Craig, Spotlight's Regional Manager for Asia and Ms. Eva Daly, Communications Manager of Spotlight Retail Group

Uprising designer, Arisa Chow, Ms. Jacqui Craig, Spotlight’s Regional Manager for Asia and Ms. Eva Daly, Communications Manager of Spotlight Retail Group

 
Arisa Chow explains her dress design inspired by Elsa of Frozen

Arisa Chow explains her dress design inspired by Elsa of Frozen

To celebrate this joyous occasion, Arisa Chow, an uprising designer and avid cosplayer was there to demonstrate and exhibit her designs using Spotlight’s fabrics and haberdasheries.


TOP 10 MUST-BUY THINGS @ Spotlight, The Mines Shopping Mall 2

Shoppers will be spoilt for choice with over 100,000 vast selections of home and craft essentials in the 31,000 sq ft superstore! While Ms. Jacqui is giving us a store tour, I looked around for great deals to come up with this post and help my readers shop better since there are so many items in the store.

So here’s a list of the best deals in Spotlight, The Mines:

1. Wall Art @ RM 38.49

Wall Art @ Spotlight, The Mines Shopping Mall

Wall Art @ Spotlight, The Mines Shopping Mall

This is so cheap considering that the size is pretty big. I needed to decorate my empty walls so I bought the one on the left because it’s about my favorite topic – Love.

2. Bakewares with recipe @ RM 49.99

Bakeware with Suzy Apple & Rhubarb Crumble Recipe

Bakeware with Suzy Apple & Rhubarb Crumble Recipe

These are so awesome! The recipe is on the bakeware so you don’t need to Google for recipes or refer to recipe books to whip up a pan of yummy Apple & Rhubarb Crumble.

3. Brampton House Bolster Pillow @ RM 9.99

Brampton House Bolster Pillow

Brampton House Bolster Pillow

I nearly brought this home because it’s soooo fluffy and soft! Too bad I already have one at home. Maybe next time (after I dumped mine LOL).

4. Crest-a-lon Fibre Filling for Toys & Pillows @ RM 33.74 for 1kg

Crest-a-lon Fibre Filling for Toys & Pillows

Crest-a-lon Fibre Filling for Toys & Pillows

Went crazy when I saw this! Just what I need to fill in the little pillow I had since childhood. It’s now so flat already. My grandma used to fill it for me when she was still around but I’ll need to handle it myself now.

5. ‘Living Space’ Ikon Floor Cushions @ RM 39.99

'Living Space' Ikon Floor Cushions

‘Living Space’ Ikon Floor Cushions

If you love sitting on the floor even though you have a sofa (yeah, that’s me), then you might wanna grab a floor cushion to support your butt! Flat butts are definitely unflattering haha…

6. ‘Desire’ Bath Towels @ RM 29.99

'Desire' Bath Towels

‘Desire’ Bath Towels

I bought a piece of ‘Desire’ Bath Towel at Spotlight, IPC during their media preview and I’m very happy with the quality. Smooth and soft on the skin. I can feel the difference!

7. ‘Dream Away’ Polyester Quilt @ RM 49.99

'Dream Away' Polyester Quilt

‘Dream Away’ Polyester Quilt

The perfect quilt for air conditioned rooms would be this – as described by a reliable blogger friend, Jess Lee =p So I’m going to recommend to all of you! The plus point is, it’s machine washable!

8. Rainbow Loom Kit @ RM 24.99

Rainbow Loom Kit

Rainbow Loom Kit

If you (or your kids) are crazy about Rainbow Loom, Spotlight is now offering a very good price for it so be sure to grab it before they’re gone!

9. ‘Kaisercraft’ Woodcraft Script Words @ RM 9.xx (sorry, I forgot the price =p)

'Kaisercraft' Woodcraft Script Words - DREAM

‘Kaisercraft’ Woodcraft Script Words – DREAM

I just love these woodcrafts! Had a hard time deciding which one to buy and I ended up picking DREAM. Because dream is the most important thing in our lives, it defines us and gives us soul (what am I talking about?).

10. Yarns @ RM 3.49 onwards

Yarns are one of the best-selling products at Spotlight because they are offering a very extensive array of yarns here. For beginners or if you’re under a tight budget, you might want to try out with their value ball first.

Value Ball Yarn

Value Ball Yarn

 
"Bella Baby" Yarn

“Bella Baby” Yarn from Spotlight

If you fancy cute colors that are suitable for baby, “Bella Baby” Yarn is the perfect choice!

"Parade Baby" Yarn

“Parade Baby” Yarn




BONUS!

Brother Portable Free Arm Sewing Machine (Hello Kitty)

Brother Portable Free Arm Sewing Machine (Hello Kitty)

Don’t miss this awesome deal if you’re a fan of Hello Kitty! Spotlight is now selling this Brother Portable Free Arm Sewing Machine (Hello Kitty edition) at only RM 859 instead of RM 1059!

The sale will also be available at Spotlight Ampang and Spotlight IPC!

Here’s a special giveaway for my readers! This time, I’m giving out a set of Monster Tail Rainbow Loom kit!

Monster Tail Rainbow Loom kit

This kit includes: 1 Monster Tail™ Loom, 1 Mini Rainbow Loom®, 600+ Latex-Free Mixed Color Rubber Bands (colors may vary), 1 Rainbow Loom® Plastic Hook, 25 Large C-clips, 1 Instructional Manual with Anti-Counterfeit Secret Code.

All you need to do is follow the instruction in the widget below:

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Address:
Spotlight
L4-16, The Mines Shopping Mall,
Jalan Dulang, Mines Resort City,
43300 Selangor

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Lazada Singapore Birthday Sale + Voucher Giveaway!!! #shopping

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Heya shopaholics!! I suddenly realized that I’ve been blogging about shopping quite often lately. OMG! Am I transforming to a shopaholic already? Hahaha I guess not, just a more savvy consumer who knows where to look for the best deals in town. And recently, I’ve expanded my hunt to SG deals where I found out that Lazada Singapore is going to have a Birthday Sale from 7 – 9 April 2015!
Why did I purposely mention about this sale? It’s because I’ve done my research already and I found out that the prices at Lazada Singapore is indeed cheaper and the products on discount are more attractive!

Oh yeah, my birthday has just passed a few weeks ago and FYI, I don’t mind a belated birthday gift.

So here’s my wishlist hahaha (buey paiseh)!

  1. Fitbit Charge HR Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband Black (SGD 199)
    Fitbit Charge HR Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband Black

    After hearing my friend boast about his Fitbit Charge, I’m kinda tempted to buy it too. According to him, it can even control Philips Hue Personal Wireless Lighting! That sounds damn cool. I’m currently using Mi Band but it can only count how many steps I took per day, my sleeping pattern and also vibrate when there’s incoming call.

    As for this Fitbit Charge HR, it’s a new model from Fitbit which includes heart rate monitoring using PurePulse technology to maximize training performance. The best thing is, I can boast back in front of him hahaha! XD

  2. Bosch Handstick-Battery Vacuum BBH Move 4 (SGD 199)
    Bosch Handstick-Battery Vacuum BBH Move 4

    I need this like desperately because the suction set and the tool part of my vacuum cleaner always detach while I’m in the middle of vacuuming my floor. It’s so annoying! The fact that it’s cordless makes it easier to move around without needing to worry that the cord might get stuck between the sofa legs and untangle them. Plus, it is foldable and thus, saves more space.

  3. Casio G-Shock Crazy Color Collection Yellow Watch G8900SC-1Y (SGD 111.06)
    Casio G-Shock Crazy Color Collection Yellow Watch G8900SC-1Y

    Classic looking, yet cool with exuberant splashes of wild colors makes it worth grabbing. Made with high quality mineral glass and shock resistant, this watch can surely endure the toughest challenges. And the shocking color will make it stand out among other accessories. Please say I look chio!

  4. WD My Passport Ultra 1TB Red 2.5″ Portable Hard Drive (SGD 91)
    WD My Passport Ultra 1TB Red 2.5" Portable Hard Drive

    When I thought of my current portable hard drive, it feels like it’s not portable at all. It needs a separate power supply and thick and heavy!! Sometimes although I’m at home, I still feel sien to use it because I don’t have extra power socket even though I have an extension already. Can you feel my pain?

    When connected to a USB 3.0 port, I can access and save files up to 3 times faster compared to USB 2.0! OK, who’s gonna buy me this? :p

  5. SK-II Deluxe Kit Facial Set (SGD 65)
    SK-II Deluxe Kit Facial Set

    I can’t stop myself from buying beauty products even though I already have a lot. I guess it’s a girl thing LOL! Plus, I’m out of travel kits so it’s a really good excuse reason to buy this set!

    This set consists of:
    – SK-II Facial Treatment Gentle Cleanser 20g
    – SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion 30ml
    – SK-II Facial Treatment Essence 30ml
    – SK-II Stempower (Moisturizer) 15g

Now that you knew what I want, you know what to do right? *wink*

Click here to enter the sale zone!! https://www.lazada.sg. To make you more excited, here’s a giveaway (YAY!!!) whereby you can stand a chance to win one of the 3 $20 Lazada Vouchers that I’m going to give away!! Just follow the instructions below:

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HAPPY 3RD BIRTHDAY, LAZADA!! *pops confetti*

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