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Australis Velourlips Thoughts & Opinions

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Sorry for the lack of updates!

I’ll be upfront here. I kind of suckered myself into the writer’s block because I did say that the next post was going to be about my new Australis products, but the thing is that I don’t wear eye makeup everyday and the two matte lip creams I got… oh, where do I begin?

My first impression of them when I wore them for a short period of time was fabulous. I loved how easily it applied, the smell and taste (like grape candy, come on, everyone’s favorite flavour is purple isn’t it?) (Purple isn’t a flavour but you know what I mean), the color, gosh I loved the color pay off, so pretty and vibrant!

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But there was one major reason why I didn’t want to post about them. Because like most matte lip products, they dried up not only on my lips but they dried up my lips as well! They didn’t work for me initially, but I didn’t want to post a negative review…

I have naturally dry lips (and oily skin haha what) so these products didn’t work so well for me as the day went on, especially if I ate oily foods.

Not all hope is lost though!

I found that when my lips get patchy or dry throughout the day, I just remove the product entirely from my lips with a wet wipe, apply the Nivea Med Protection lip balm and then apply Velourlips Matte Cream again and it’s all hunky dory until the next time I eat! I try not to reapply on top of the last layer as that causes crustiness – not a cute look.

The real hero here is this baby, to be honest.

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Nivea has always been good to my lips, so I’m showing it some love that it deserves! ❤

I bought my Australis Velourlips from some atrium sale, but if you’re in Singapore and would like to purchase them, search for Laycy on Carousell! They constantly have a buy 3 get 1 free promotion on their products, and I’ve heard that their service is impeccable! ☺

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Thanks for reading, can’t wait till the next time we meet!


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Alobon Perfect Lipstick

So the other day I got these three lipsticks from Mustafa Centre and I’ve worn each of them at least once. Here’s what I think of them.

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It comes in a squared bottom light gold tube with the words ‘Alobon Perfect Lipstick’ printed on it, and a clear casing for the top.

Colour codes are printed at the bottom as per the norm.

(As you can see, the middle lipstick’s got a bit messed up – the cover came off in my makeup bag and it got mushed up and dirtied up the rest of my makeup slightly. Not too sure if I forgot to cap it on properly or the cover itself is slightly loose.)

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From left to right:

Shade 323: a warm orange which translates to a bright yet ‘safe’ colour once applied to the lips.

Shade 321: a cool mix between maroon and berry, reminiscent of my mother’s Shiseido Perfect Rouge in RD305.

Shade 319: a cool pinkish-mauve that I really like for everyday looks as this matches really well with both minimal and heavy eye makeup.

First things first, the pigmentation is fabulous. Just one swipe would be enough for your lips to be vibrant and the colour stays true to the bullet. The formulation goes on smoothly and it gives a slight shine at first, settling down to a slightly matte effect afterwards.

However, it is quite a drying lipstick and you would definitely need to apply lip balm before and during the day for touch ups.

The colour lasts quite a while and I find myself not having to touch up for at least 4 hours but I typically do so anyway because of my lips drying out.

There is also a slight powdery-floral scent to the bullet, it is pleasant to me but for those who prefer their cosmetics to be unscented, this might be a tad offsetting.

In essence I find it a pretty decent lipstick for it’s price point, and I would recommend it for those who’d want to try certain colours first before laying down the cash for better known brands.

I got it for S$3.80 for each tube at Mustafa Centre.


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Mustafa Haul!

Yay, so I’ve just gotten back from a whole day of being out and I finally got to head over to Mustafa Centre with my Abang Angah!

Spent about an hour there just looking at perfumes, make-up, electronics and watches and this is what I got!

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A new perfume, Police Women Passion, a scent I used back when I was a teenager and suddenly got the hankering to wear for work so I can smell fresh and sweet.

Inecto Pure Coconut shampoo and conditioner – first time trying it out so I hope it goes well. Was contemplating between this or the Pure Argan range as I knew Argan oil is good for the hair but decided on this instead as it smelled better.

Three new Alobon Perfect Lipsticks in shades 321, 323 and 319 respectively from left to right and a Gabrini waterproof lip liner in shade 30.

I’m really excited to try out the lip products as the colors were chosen for me by my brother and they are all shades that are new to me, that I’ve never worn before so I hope it goes well!

But what I’m most happy about amongst all my purchases has to be my new Casio watch – it’s really pretty to me as the second hand has a heart shape on it. It’s a really subtle touch and I like it as it can go really well with a lot of outfits due to it’s simplicity.

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Photo taken from Chictopia.

I’m really happy about this purchase because when I first saw it online being sold on Carousell, it was being sold for $28. I just tried my luck at Mustafa Centre as I saw that they had a whole booth dedicated to Casio watches. Lo and behold, I found it being sold for $19, almost $10 cheaper than the online price and I could get it immediately!

Instant gratification is where it’s at.

Will most probably do a thoughts post on the lip products soon – stay tuned for that!