I often get queries through email, asking me why I don’t write about certain popular skincare brands in the market. I thought I’d explain briefly why I don’t write about certain popular skincare brands. Other than the fact that my skincare regime now consists of quite low-end products, the simple reason is that I did not have a good experience with many of the major brands.

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SK-II (pronounced S-K-Two) is a luxury brand under the Max Factor and P&G umbrella. It is popularized in Asia through the use of Asian celebrities in advertisements who extol the virtues of the product, in particular “pitera” the wonder ingredient that keeps the skin smooth and young. The products come in the signature red/maroon packaging and are very expensive. Continue Reading ►


A full 3 months after I wondered if Revlon would bring in their Limited Edition Floral Affair collection, I spotted it in our pharmacies. Of course, I had to test it at the counter to see if they were as pretty on the skin as they look.

revlon floral A Revlon Floral Affair for eyes and cheeks

The Floral Affair palettes for the eyes are so pretty. Just look at them! Continue Reading ►


When I was last in Singapore, I was fascinated by and picked up the Sana Maiko-Han foundation brush and mixing palette set. This pretty set of short foundation brush and 5 Japanese designed mixing palettes cost S$29.90.

sana2 What do you use to apply liquid foundation?

I’ve never really used a brush for liquid foundation before. I’d always used my fingers mainly because I found that it spread better. I’ve used this brush twice so far and I’m thinking ambivalent thoughts about it.

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Since I was writing about Silkygirl’s new makeup stuff in a previous post, I dug out an old picture of the eyeshadow duos for a review. You will notice that the eyeshadow duos in my picture say “Wet n Wild”. That was what Silkygirl was before. Don’t get it confused with Wet n Wild Cosmetics found in the USA though (they are awesome and cheap too!). The name was the same but practically nothing else was.

silkygirl Review: Silkygirl Eyeshadow Duo and blush

A few years ago, Wet n Wild cosmetics in Asia was rebranded into Silkygirl Cosmetics (presumably to avoid this confusion with the WnW USA brand) The company and products remained the same, only the name and packaging was changed.

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