Tarte’s Got Just The Thing For Ladies Who Lash!

Hello, I’m back for a bit and I do want to say pardon me for the silence that was last week.

Work got the better of me with loads of deadlines to meet before the office closure so I hope I’m not too late with this gift idea / mention!

 

After all, I presume that many of you are probably busy wrapping it up at work too so last minute gift grabbing isn’t that peculiar a sight. You’ve got 3 days till Christmas – hurry and get your gift!

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This one here is for all the ladies who love a little lash action going on so if you’re someone like that or you know someone like that, head on down to your nearest Sephora and grab this up before it’s all gone – either sold out or not stocked anymore.

Either ways, hurry!

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When it comes to the Art of Lash, curling is an absolute must in my books.

If I’m going to use mascara, I’m going to need my eyelash curler. While I’m thankful that my lashes aren’t the most problematic around, I do know that curl is not something they come with naturally.

What’s more, my lashes are rather fine (as with my hair actually) so they have a tendency to droop and fall with certain mascara formulas. Thus, curl is a bigggg thing for me.

Big!

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An eyelash curler is an absolute must and while makeup tools aren’t something you cycle through very often, it’s nice to pick up a new one if you have been using the same one for a good amount of time now!

Plus something pretty and new is always fun to sit on the vanity.

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I’ve used a good number of eyelash curlers around (not all, of course) to say that I generally don’t have an issue with them. I find most of them relatively comfortable to use and the only thing I find myself having to get used to, with every curler change, is the grip. Not so much the crimping portion.

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That said, while I can’t be the best judge of how comfy this opulent (their word, not mine) and pearly Tarte Lash Curler feels on the eyes, if I may share an opinion, lash curler handles like these are actually my favorite.

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The ones with loops are cute and help with grip but given the way I’m used to holding and using lash curlers, I prefer those that look like this – simple, without loops, so it’s easier and quicker to use.

Do let me know, is it just me or are there others who prefer such handles too?

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Lash curler aside – though that is the star of the show or in this case, star of the pack – Tarte had also included a miniature Lights, Camera, Lashes™ 4-in-1 Mascara.

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One of their most notable mascara offerings, to me at least because I’ve heard so much about it, it boasts (and is proven too apparently) a 330% increase in lash volume.

That’s some crazy statistic to live up to and I feel a little sheepish writing this post up but saying I haven’t used the mascara but trust me, I’m curious and also excited to.

I have heard a good amount of things about this mascara and while a 330% increase in volume is a lot to claim, I think I’ll be happy enough if this holds my curls well and makes my lashes look fuller, deeper and my eyes more accentuated. At least that’s what it seems to do to bloggers that have reviewed it so I’m hoping the same for myself!

What’s more miniatures are perfect to travel with and where mascara is concerned I could hardly finish up a full tube even during my daily mascara-wearing days that miniatures should be more than enough to last you a couple of months, of which you’ll be able to test this well enough to know if you need the full size!

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Cutting this very rambly and long entry short, this is a mention on a gift set that is absolutely adorable to gift a girlfriend who’s big on lashes and can’t go a day without her lash curler.

Or if you’re that kind of a girl, there’s no harm in picking this up for yourself. That pearl studded lash curler handle is absolutely darling!

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If you ever need more incentive, Tarte products are formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, triclosan, SLS or gluten!

 

Thanks for reading!

Tarte’s Ladies Who Lash Picture Perfect Eyelash Curler set retails for S$34 and is available at Sephora Singapore.

This is Limited Edition (though curler and mascara sold separately are permanent)

Sponsorship disclosure

Sephora Hols 2014 – Burts Bees!

Alrightey, I’m escaping the whole cloud in my mind of what to post on my blog as we approach a ‘clog’ in the churn (too much to post I don’t know where to start!).

So… when you’re faced with something like that it’s always a good plan to deviate completely and post something else, yes?

Heh!

In this case, we’re back with more Holiday low-down from Sephora and by now most of their holiday offerings should be available in stores already so if you see something you like – RUN.

Yes, not walk but run to the store because I’m sure you wouldn’t be the only one with these gift options in mind.

Moving on from the largely makeup and skincare realm to something that’s cutesy and practical enough for that friend who maybe isn’t head over heels about the makeup world but could use some little practical gifts like cuticle cream, lip balm (everybody needs lip balm yo!), hand cream and more!

What’s more, Burts Bees products – if you haven’t already known – are mild and gentle with a good amount of their products suitable for use on toddlers as well so if you know someone who has concerns over getting such things due to skin sensitivity then this is more than perfect a stocking stuffer!

 

That said, I’ll let the collection do its talking right now!

The sets are all really adorably packaged and thoughtfully mixed that it’ll make such a great gift for a friend, a co-worker or a couple of aunts/cousins you’re not quite sure what to get.

 

The Classics – $27

Includes: Honey Lip Balm (4.25g), Beeswax Lip Balm (4.25g), Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream mini, Res-Q Ointment mini

Show your loved ones how important they are with our Classics Collection, show them nature’s wonderful creation – by giving us a miracle for our skin.

 

From Garden To Hive – $37

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Includes: Extra Energizing Citrus & Ginger Root Body Wash (350ml), Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion (170g), Ultimate Care Hand Cream (90g), Coconut Foot Cream mini, Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream mini

Our philosophy has always been to nurture and nourish, which we learned from nature. This set is just what your skin needs to feel loved from head to toe, and get yourself prepared for festive parties.

 

Bee Loved – $24

Burt's Bees Bee Loved, $24

Includes: Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream mini, Hand Salve mini, Refreshing Lip Balm with Grapefruit (4.25g)

This luscious, moisturizing trio banishes dryness to reveal soft, smooth, holiday-ready skin.

 

From Garden to Hive 2 – $37

Burt's Bees From Garden To Hive, $37

Includes: Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion (70g), Ultimate Care Hand Cream (50g), Beeswax Lip Balm Tin (8.5g), Coconut Foot Cream mini

It’s hard to find indulgence like our From Garden to Hive Kit. Soothe skin with our Beeswax Lip Balm, Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion and Coconut Foot Cream. It’s a jolly holiday from face to feet and all points in between.

 

Bee Nourished – $49

Burt's Bees Bee Nourished, $49

Includes: Naturally Nourishing Nilk & Honey Body Lotion (70g x 2), Ultimate Care Hand Cream (50g x 2)

Shield your hard-working skin with these natural products for a little pampering on the go during the busy holiday season.

 

Body Care Essentials – $43

Burt's Bees Body Care Essentials, $43

Includes: Ultimate Care Hand Cream (90g), Ultimate Care Body Lotion (170g)

It’s the kind of thing you didn’t know you needed, but once you try it, you’ll soon realize it works like the dickens for your hands and body. Extra special pampering is in order.

 

The Classics 2 – $27

Burt's Bees The Classics 2, $27

Includes: Hand Salve mini, Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream mini, Beeswax Lip Balm Tin (8.5g), Res-Q Ointment mini

Reward yourself with the perfect quartet from nature, this set includes all perfect size of natural goodies for your on-the-go essentials. And with the beautiful packaging, you’ll have one less present to wrap!

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Okay, so phew that’s all the sets I believe!

The press release didn’t allow for text copying so I typed everything out and (disclaimer, I’m not implying or saying anything here) I noticed that the copywriting for the sets were a little off. At least to me. In the sense that some sentences didn’t quite flow right and some parts were rather abrupt in description so… if you’re reading, that’s just something to note.

Not that the text is something a good number of you guys read anyway, right?

I know you just scroll by and look at pictures!

But properly summing it up, I think the sets that Burts Bees are offering are really cute and practical without dwelling too much into the indulgent aspect of body maintenance such that the products are too precious to use or the sets too expensive to buy.

Everything is reasonably priced, highly usable and so practical.

With that said, I’m going to sign off and nurse my energy-zapped brain. For some reason I’ve been feeling so sleepy, drowsy and tired of late and I swear I’m not keeping any late nights here. I’m sleeping as per usual (I believe), unless my body switches to a different sleep cycle once I’m out…

But I’ve just been feeling so sluggish and it seems like a cup of coffee a day no longer does the trick. Gah.

Burts Bees Holiday Sets are available from 6th November at Sephora Singapore stores island-wide!

 

Thanks for reading!

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Celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary with Sephora!

For someone who claims to not be a fan of Hello Kitty (talking about me here), I sure talk about this little lass a lot!

Though it’s hard not to when she’s this adorable and while I’m not a hardcore fan, I wouldn’t deny that her merchandise can be quite cute… and the excuse that I make for myself whenever I pick up cute Hello Kitty plushies would be that my little girl is the fan, not me.

Which isn’t wrong because Baby K does love her Kitty but she has since moved on to the world of trains, dinosaurs and cars, with a little soft spot in her tiny heart for the occasional kitty bag, shoes or shirts.

So anyway, back to this!

Because it’s her big 4 0 , some celebration is due so Sephora has teamed up with our favorite Kitty cat to launch an extremely adorable and collectible collection so that we adults can properly justify our Kitty obesessions.

It’s one thing to buy a Kitty plush but it’s absolutely fine to get Kitty Nailpolishes, Eye Crayons or Eyeshadows, yes?

Let’s have a look:

Let me disrupt the slew of pictures to say – how cute is this ring! And it pops open to feature a solid perfume! Absolutely perfect to carry about and flaunt your kitty love while surreptitiously touching up your scent the whole night.

I think this cute thing has got my eye!

So that’s a look at most of the items that are part of this collection, if you would like a run down, here it is in words.

  • Pop Up Party Eyeshadow Palette
  • An Apple A Day Trio Lipbalm Set
  • Hello Kitty Solid Perfume Cocktail Ring
  • Kawaii Nail Set
  • The Red Row Beauty Diaries (the box with it all)
  • Ruby Compact Mirror
  • Original Fragrance Ruby Roller Girl
  • Milk Money Make up Bag
  • Ruby Hand Held Mirror

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From the looks of it, it seems like this is a collection that is perfect for gifting, with all the ‘set’ pieces and also very adorable yet practical inclusions, like the ring that I had highlighted above.

This collection is already available in Sephora US but I am assuming it is going to reach us together with the rest of Sephora’s Holiday delights! I’ll be popping by the Sephora Holiday Media Showcase so I’ll make sure to give you a heads up if I spot this over there!

Thanks for reading!

Tell me, are you a kitty fan? Are you eyeing anything here?

p.s. don’t let the Kitty mirrors fool you because those actually end up being really expensive!