A Quick Update

Hello!

Just a quick check in! I’m still very much alive (I know my last post was last December… heh)
Well these 2 months have been hectic, work’s pratically taking over most days of my life, I’ve been catching up with friends and I’m single now….

Well I’ll be right on track soon!
I have a cafรฉ to recommend to you guys! I promise the post will be up this week ๐Ÿ™‚

So thank you for all the visits and views while I was away, and those who stuck by โ™ก
Follow me on instagram to see more updates and well, lil bits and pieces of my life!

Till next time! Cheers!

XOXO
โ™ฅ Cres

September 2013 Bellabox

Hello!

I have been so swamped with work that this post is 2 weeks late!
This will be a really short post, imma show you lovelies what I got in my September Bellabox ๐Ÿ™‚

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This month’s theme is Pink Me Up! So the box and insides are just pink pink pink!

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Let’s take a look inside shall we ๐Ÿ™‚

1) La Clinica Gly C Refine Micro Dermabrasion Facial Exfoliating Scrub, 10ml

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La Clinica Gly C Refine Micro Dermabrasion Facial Exfoliating Scrub

Wow that’s a long name. Hahaha. Said to be a “home skincare remedy for smoother and softer skin“! I’ll let y’all know how it is once I give it a shot!

RRP: 100ml/ $59

2) Recoliv Beauty Collagen

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Recoliv Beauty Collagen

Mmmm collagen! Who doesn’t love collagen? Plus this has red grapes extract and I’m a grape lover so I’m sold!
It said to be “pleasant tasting” as well so I can’t wait! I think I’ll bring one to work tomorrow…

RRP: Box of 30 / $75

3) Wish Formula Jjoyy Bubble Peeling Pad

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Wish Formula Jjoyy Bubble Peeling Pad

A peeling pad that “helps to eliminate dead skin cells and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles to reveal a much healthier and luminous radiance”.
Maybe I’ll pass this to my mum and see if it helps her with her lines ๐Ÿ™‚

RRP: 1-pack / $6.50

4) Dr. G Total Active Dual BB Cream SPF50+ PA+++, 5ml

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Dr. G Total Active Dual BB Cream SPF50+ PA+++

BB Cream with sun protection! Woot woot.
Though…. I don’t use BB cream as it’s mostly oil based and I don’t want clogged pores… but this apparently has a hydrating essence! So I will try this as soon as my current makeup base runs out.

RRP: 50ml / $55

5) Vaseline Healthy White Perfect 10, 25ml

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Vaseline Healthy White Perfect 10

I love Vaseline!! This is said to address skin concerns such as dark spots, fine lines and uneven skin tone. Yup, sharing the love with my mum as well ๐Ÿ™‚

RRP: 200ml/$7.95 ; 350ml/$11.80

6) Enavose Invisible Sunbrella UV Mist SPF45, 10ml

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Enavose Invisible Sunbrella UV Mist SPF45

This is definitely useful in sunny Singapore! I neeeeeed all protections from the sun cuz I already have many freckles… booo…

RRP: 30ml / $39.90

7) Dr Morita EGF Platinum Mask

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Dr Morita EGF Platinum Mask

Another mask! Said to help with elasticity, firmness and smoothness of bothered skin.

RRP: Box of 10 / $15.90

8) Dr Morita Eye Mask (bonus item)

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Dr Morita Eye Mask

I definitely need this after my “production week”. So this is timely!

I know I said a short post… hahah. But I couldn’t just leave those pictures without saying a thing or 2. So there you have it.

Oh, remember I said I signed this up cuz of the free gift box? I finally got it! Here’s my choice:

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I’m a happy happy girl. I have used the elastic bands and I love them! They don’t pull my hair as much ๐Ÿ™‚

Alrighty, nighty night peeps. I’m off to bed!

XOXO
โ™ฅ Cres

Stamping Stamping – the review

Hello again! Hope you’re having / have had a great weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

So I finally got down to testing out my stamps. And well… there were some ups and downs…

Here are the ones I bought:

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The Ballerina and Fairy DIY set

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Miss and Mr Stamp

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The long wooden stamps

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The inkpads

Let the picture do the talking, shall we:

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Well, overall, the black and the silver inkpads worked the best.

As for the stamps, they all stamped well. BUT, both the fairy set and the Miss and Mr stamp set didn’t stick well.
They are both DIYs, so you gotta stick the rubber stamp part to the sponge/wood. That part didn’t stick well. I believe they may have been in stock for too long – thus the gooey sticky (but don’t stick well) part.

Oh, and for the ink pads, the pink one is waaaaay too watery…
I can only stamp blobs:

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As for the gold ink pad…. totally doesn’t work.
You’d think that the gold one would stand out in black like the silver one did, but no, it turned out just plain oily…

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And so I thought, maybe it’ll stamp well enough on a white background…

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And then I was disappointed again…

My conclusion:
Go for the non DIY stamps – like the long stamps. They stamp well, and you don’t have to worry about sticking them on securely.
As for the inkpads, if you’re just looking for regular paper stamping, you can actually get a variety at Daiso:

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The orange ones you see above all came from here. I believe this is water based, so it may appear a little sheer when stamped.

Let me know if you have any tips on stamping! Or if you have had some recent stamping project.

Have a great week ahead!

XOXO
โ™ฅ Cres

Stamping Stamping

The rubber stamps I ordered from Qoo10 came throooooooough! Wootwoot~
I’m super stoked cuz I’ve recently got in touch with my inner-child and bought about $40 to $50 worth of rubber stamps (and ink pads of course).
I think I’m mad.

Here are my new babies!

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My preeeeetties!

A closer look shall we?

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Le Ink Pads

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I got really excited to assemble the fairy one, but to my disappointment… I saw this…

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Do you see that residue on the back of the stamp and the stickers?
Moreover, the stickers are no longer sticky. I’m pretty disappointed in that.

But they look so pretty up close…

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I’m contemplating on whether or not to stick those stickers on with double-sided tape…. we’ll see.

I’ve also yet tried any of them out!

Will review them once I get my hands on some stamping action!

What’s your childhood favorite crafty activity? Do you like stamps?

Later!

XOXO
โ™ฅ Cres