Monday, 28 July 2014

Introducing Reelle Skincare

Hello Lovelies! 

I'm going to introduce you to a new company today - Réelle Skincare is a newly budding French skincare company, based in Thailand, and they're the latest player in the snail filtrate skincare market. 

Snail skincare has been quite a big thing in Asia (Japan and Korea in particular) in the last few years, and a lot of skincare brands have come out with their own lines of snail filtrate products. I've tried a few myself, and you probably know I'm a converted fan~

Snail filtrate is said to have healing properties (humans have used them in ancient times to help heal burns and wounds!) - therefore snail filtrate in skincare when used for beauty purposes is purported to be able to 

  • stimulate skin healing processes
  • boost skin's ability to heal, and 
  • dissolve damaged cells

This can all help fight against acne, stretch marks, scars, burns, and the results of ageing (ie lines and wrinkles). 

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Kawaiitechstuff: Six Kawaii Apps for your Smartphone

Today I want to share with you some of the apps I have on my iphone, that I think are really cute <3

All of the apps listed are free to install, though some of them require an internet connection to work, while others don't. I have hyper-linked each app to take you to its itunes preview page ^.^


This is quite a well known app - it allows you to customise the look of your screen and make it so much more cuter with customised icons. 

Here's a screenshot off my phone - it's very pink lol. 

There are thousands of screen wallpapers as well as icons available for free on CocoPPa. It is a bit tricky to figure out how to use the program at first, and it can be very time consuming, but it's oddly fun! And there are some great tutorials on the web showing you how to use the app. 

The only con I can think of is that since the icons are basically a 're-direct', it can take a moment longer to open a program or app than it usually would if just using the regular icons on your phone. 

Kiwi Lights

Quite a useful app to have on your phone! Kiwi Lights is a flashlight/nightlight app, and it's mega cute with it's green koala on the homescreen <3 

You actually can choose to have other animal characters instead if you don't like the koala - there's a fox, dinosaur, giraffe, and many others to choose from. 

The light is really bright too. It's good to have on my phone just in case the power goes out, or going to the bathroom in the middle of the night. 

Cute Alarm

A cute alarm clock app for kitty lovers ^.^ 

The only con is pop up ads - but only if connected to the internet. 

You can set multiple alarms, and there's a bunch of alerts to choose from - my fave one is a meowing kitty~

Mirror Beauty, Cute & Useful

Mirror Beauty is a simple mirror app, that allows you to easily check your reflection any time you're out and about and don't have access to a proper mirror. Some people like to use their front camera on their phone, but my front camera is really grainy so that's why I have this app instead. 

It has a brightening function and zooming function that's heaps useful too.


A really cute and majorly bling-ed out calculator app! 

There's 3 colour schemes to choose from, but I like pink the best of course ^.^

Catlendar and Diary

Another app for kitty fanatics - this is a calendar and diary app, with a cat theme. It's a lot more cute and colourful than the default one we get on our phones. 

The app allows you to put stickers on each entry, as well as write a short diary entry too. I don't really use mine, but it's undeniably cute! 

And there we have it - some of the cute and useful apps I have on my iphone ^.^

Do you have any cute but useful apps on your phone? 

Thanks for reading lovelies! 

xoxo Tulip 

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Sunday, 20 July 2014

BornPrettyStore Efolár Blusher Review

Hi all, hope you had a fab weekend! Today's post is a blusher review - I recieved this cute looking blusher from BornPrettyStore a while back, so I'll review it for you now ^.^

The Efolár Blusher is a powder blush, that has a matte finish, and it has quite a cute and unique packaging about it! 

The mineral blusher actually comes with it's own in-built powder puff applicator. All you have to do is give the blusher a bit of a shake and then tap the puff onto your cheeks to get a rosy glow~ I don't know how the powder is able to absorb through the puff so easily, but it definitely works! 

The cap even comes with a cute little mirror on top~!

The puff applicator is a cute concept, but I don't like to use it as it's not very accurate and tends to end up either putting blusher where I don't want it, or going overboard with how much is applied *clown cheeks alert!*. You also kind of have to lean your head back to apply it, in order to be able to shake some blush onto the puff before tapping it onto your skin, lol. 

Dismantled - if you don't want to use the puff you can unscrew the top half

I have Shade #2, which is more of a reddish rose shade, whereas Shade #1 seems more like a baby pink shade. 

Applied by tapping the puff a few times
The silver specks are glitters

The mineral powder feels soft and fine, but unfortunately it has quite a bit of glitters in it, which I'm not overly keen on. I don't mind a bit of sparkle in blushers, as long as the glitters are very, very fine, but this blusher's glitters are quite visible. 

With flash

Once applied the glitters aren't too obvious, but you can still see the specks if you come up close, and depending on the lighting. The shade of the blusher is quite pretty though, and I like how naturally it applies on the skin - it's not too powdery matte, which I like. 

Overall it's a very cutely marketed blusher, but just a smidge too glittery for me. 

If you want to check this out, here's the store link

And here's a discount code you can use site-wide too! 

Thanks for reading lovelies <3 

xoxo Tulip

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*the product/s featured in this review was provided for review purposes - but opinions expressed are honest, and still 100% my own. For further information, please see my disclaimer & disclosure policy

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Suggestions wanted ^^

Hi! *waves* 

No post today - I'm so behind on posts, plus catching up on blogs, and responding to your comments >.< 

I'm in the middle of a huge room clean-out, which is taking me forever because I have sooo much crap lol. I've only just finished sorting out my makeup collection and dressing table, and I still have my wardrobe, and under my bed, and my desk, and my shelves....why do I have so much stuff! T_T 

But anyway, that's off topic! In order to keep my blog interesting, and because I don't want to bombard you with reviews all the time, please suggest in the comments any beauty related tags or posts that you'd like me to do ^.^

For example, I am planning to do a dressing table tour post (once I finish the final touches to it), and I also want to do the 'How much is your face worth' tag, but if there are any other fun tags or ideas you can think of, do let me know! 

Sneak peek at my new dressing table setup~
It's so neat and clean - must keep it that way T.T 

Looking forward to your suggestions ^^

Do enjoy what's left of your weekend! 

xoxo Tulip

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Thursday, 10 July 2014

June Beauty Faves

Hi Lovies! Ermagad, it's July! I can't believe it - already half a year has just flown by. The older I get the faster time seems to go~

Anyways, I managed to do another beauty faves post! I tried a few new products last month, and really liked some of them so I want to feature them in a post tonight ^^

I've reviewed Sanctuary Spa a few times already, and I have to say I've loved pretty much every SS product I've tried so far! This time there are two SS products that made it into my faves post - the Radiance Exfoliating Scrub and the Illuminating Lotion. 

Sanctuary Spa Brightening Facial Exfoliating Scrub (RRP $19.99)

Am definitely enjoying this face scrub at the moment - with its apricot and grape seed granules, which exfoliates the skin, and it's mixture of pumpkin, pineapple and papaya extracts which work to increase cell renewal, my skin looks ultra bright and fresh after every time I use it! 

It smells of lemon and something like mandarin? It's quite refreshing, and the granules aren't too big, so it doesn't feel harsh when I massage this into my skin.  I use this a few times a week, and always notice a brightness and smoothness to my skin after usage.  

Sanctuary Spa Illuminating Moisture Lotion (RRP $19.99) 

Described as a light, protective lotion containing radiance boosting particles, and an exotic blend of ingredients such as red bush tea, algae and papaya, I just couldn't pass this lotion up! 

The lotion is light and a little runny, and feels hydrating when you apply it to the skin. Only a small pea sized amount is needed to coat my face, to leave it dewy looking. I like to use this to freshen up my skin when I look tired, and when I don't have a lot of time for skincare/makeup in the mornings. I just apply this straight after serum and before bb cream, and it works well to hydrate my skin plus and give my base makeup a dewy finish. 

This lotion isn't for everyone though - I can't really see this working for oilier skin types, and it's not hydrating enough for dry or very dry skin types, but other than that I personally like it a lot. 

Models Prefer Cream Blush in Tickled Pink (RRP $? It was part of a limited edition kit)

I don't think I've used any other blush the last few weeks! This has been my only go to blush, lol. It's a pretty rosy-pink, wind-up cream blush, with a bit of a glowy sheen to it, that I just adore. 

The pigmentation can be built up, and the formula is smooth and glides onto the skin easily, so it's super easy and quick to apply. Even though it's creamy it doesn't feel greasy, and it doesn't easily wear off. 

Wearing Tickled Pink on cheeks, Ivory Baby Star on eyes, & Peach Blow #5 on lips

Peach Blow Lipstick in #5 (RRP $5.89)

I reviewed this lippie not too long ago (review here) - it's been my fave lip colour of the month, since it's such a bright and pretty pink ^.^

It's fairly long wearing, not drying, and quite pigmented so I've been wearing it a lot~

Etude House Bling Bling Eye Stick in #8 Ivory Baby Star  (RRP $6+ online)

I hadn't been wearing much eye makeup since I got my lash extensions (and because I was lazy), but when I did want to do eye makeup, I've been favouring this 'bling bling' stick from Etude. It's a super pretty ivory-gold shade that I am loving <3

It's a creamy crayon type stick, which glides onto the lid easily, and leaves the prettiest sheen with a some sparkle. 

I also like it cos it's quick to apply, hehe. 

Heavily applied Ivory Baby Star on eyelids~

And this concludes my June Beauty Faves post! 

Hopefully it was an interesting read ^.^

See you in my next post~!

xoxo Tulip

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Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Etude House Summer Releases: Lock 'n Summer, Ice Shot, & more!

Hi Cuties, it's time for another Etude House update ^^ 

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Etude recently released a whole bunch of Summer appropriate goodies - some of which are on the weird and kooky side of the scale, so let's take a look! 

Reaaaally image heavy post ahead - click to read more - I know you wanna :P

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