Archive for January, 2013


Awwwww!!!

I’m so happy looking at the mail today as My Konjac Sponge has surprised me with 2 of their item. I love all of their sponges, none of them are bad. Every single one of them is usable, soft and so friendly on our skin.

So far I’ve been using the sponge in so many ways possible. From cleansing the face with sponge and just water, with cleansing foam, for the body, to remove mask, as a compress when one’s having a fever / cool off, to gently exfoliate the skin, to play with (come on! Nothing beats a gooey thing in the tub), and many more.

See my previous post for this particular product HERE and for the body HERE, where they come in different packaging.

The front part no longer with Hangeul but simply all English. The main attraction for me is the back side.

For me it is much more informative and eye-catching.

Below is the one for the body, green and I just love them. The waves are perfect for grabbing, since the body area is bigger, I need a bigger sponge too, but still in the same soft jelly sensation.

I literally thought My Konjac Sponge will be somewhat the same with any other sponge or at least a few, but I’m wrong. My Konjac Sponge so far has won my heart from their softness, gentleness, can widely usable and the very very friendly to the skin. Other product I’ve tried is either too harsh on the skin, too hard, smells weird and chemical, doesn’t absorb water as much as My Konjac Sponge, and cause sensitivity around the cheeks as well.

Some may last longer but just because none of us (in the family) wants to use it. Different story with My Konjac Sponge where everyone in the family take turns and everybody really want to use it.

So for now, me and my family, it’s My Konjac Sponge ^__^
Try one yourself and have fun!!!!
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Hi everyone,

in beauty world, cleansing is one of the crucial step that ones must able to conquer. As cleansing removes all debris, leftovers, sebum, dirt and everything that clogged the pores so the skin is ready for pampering and get the nourishment they deserve.

That’s why cleaning is important, where every tiny particles left behind (when cleaning haven’t been done properly) it will lead the skin to be dull, lack of nutrition, clogged pores makes bigger pores, acne, oily skin, dry skin, and many more other problems.

What is the worst thing that can be left behind un-cleaned? Makeup traces.

This gentle cleansing milk from Estee Lauder helps to remove all makeups, including waterproof. The citrus infused milky lotion able to clean thoroughly but I find it uncomfortable to be used on the eyes to clean mascara and eyeliners are the lotion for me is not eye-friendly.

But for the rest of the face the cleansing milk works just fine and wonderful. The skin doesn’t feel any sting, sensitivity, nor harsh chemical on it. Leaving the skin feeling clean and supple. Use a toner afterward or use facial foam to help remove the leftovers and give the skin a fresher feeling.

The dark blue bottle is luxurious with gold accent and the pump is just lovely. When other brands sometime gives too much in a pump, Estee Lauder Take It Away Gentle Cleansing Milk gives just enough and a little of them do goes along the way.

Hi everyone,

this beautiful palette is from Estee Lauder and I will share with you some of the look made by these colors.


BENEFITS
Ultra expressive color
High visibility finishes
PRODUCT DETAILS
Eyeshadow that makes eyes come alive.
True Vision™ technology transforms ordinary color and makes it extraordinary.
Smoky shades are smouldering, bright shades are brilliant, light shades now light filled.
Your eyes are ultra expressive. Prepare to make an impression.
TRUE VISION™ COLOR
  • Maximized color impact
  • Magnified vibrancy, clarity and dimension
  • Amplified brilliance
HIGH VISIBILITY FINISHES
Each Pure Color EyeShadow shade comes in one of four distinct finishes:
  • Matte: rich, velvety suede
  • Satin: soft, lustrous sheen
  • Shimmer: prismatic-pearl shimmer
  • Metallic: sparkling, glittering metallic
HIGH PERFORMANCE WEAR
  • Color adheres velvety smooth, without creasing.
  • Blends easily.
  • Long-wearing. Stays color true. Won’t fade.
Sleek compact includes applicator and mirror.
FORMULA FACTS
  • Ophthalmologist-tested
  • Fragrance-free

These are the shades I have on Satin and Shimmer. 18 beautiful shades for lot’s of combination to be explored. The powder is delicate and the colors are popping out (buildable).

Here are some of my look:

Nude Fresco, Hot Cinnamon, Pretty Penny.

Tranquil Moon and Enchanted Forrest.
 
Tempting Mocha and Sugar Cube.
Riviera Rose
 
 
Winking Periwinkle, Moroccan Mint, and Nude Fresco.
 

Last,

Purple Passion and Candy Crave

And there’s still more and more combinations of colors, just be expressive, creative and open to new ideas for tons of look from day to night. Calm to fierce. Lovely to daring. Anyway you please.
Hi babes,

I am in love with belif, and lately they re-assuring me to keep being in love with their stuffs.

Details from http://global.belifcosmetic.com

Product Description

A fresh, clear, gel soothing mask that calms and relieves sensitive and stressed skin. Formulated with Chamomile that has a powerful calming effect and Xylitol soothing capsules that prevent skin troubles.

No addition of

Mineral oil, Synthetic fragrance, Synthetic dyes, Synthetic preservatives, Animal-origin ingredients.

To Use

When your skin needs soothing, gently apply to the entire face after skin toner. Keep the mask in the refrigerator for about five minutes for an extra cooling sensation, which will calm your tired skin and reduce facial swelling in the evening or the next morning after a night out.
I know for sure I’m hooked just by reading on the details. Being a mom and beauty blogger plus a full time housewife means, sleeping is indeed one of life’s greatest treasure that often so damn difficult to get. Waking up so early in the morning while spending the night before writing is just my normal activity. Events and go-to’s is like adding more to-do’s in my routine which in the beginning already so full. If my chores has a checklist, it is endless . . . literally.

So, I need this thing, I need this mask badly and it never hurt that they come in the most skin friendliest possible. Simple, pure and delightful.

Those tiny dots are not blurs, it was the white dots mentioned in the details as xylitol soothing capsules. The gel? Those clear cooling gel is temptations, if they have one in a bathtub size, I’m definitely going in.

Always put this mask inside the fridge and get that invigorating icy cold gel that’s not just anti-hangover but waking you up in an instant. Like a cold compress. Imagine a hot lazy day when people feels so un-energized due to the heat. This mask will make everyone says, “Hello, I’m ready!”

 

I’m using it on a cleaned tones face. Best to be used on an exhausted face and see the amazing instant result.

The gel is super cool and feels so good on the skin. I love the calming herbal scent.

 

As I applied generally and making sure all the parts get some action, the xylitol is bursting and disappearing. Waiting 10-15 minutes is meaningless, the mask is super comfortable 30 minutes usually flies away in a zippy.

The gel will dries up and a bit sticky, I usually rinse them off with water (room temp). And the result?

A perkier skin. Literally. I can feel a pull outwardly and it gives my skin  . . . perk-effect. Firm and away from those hangover/lose sleep/exhausted and tiredness. I can feel the skin getting tighter and it looks tighter too. This is wonderful. I understand why they are called Anti-hangover soothing mask, for it’s soothing abilities, comforting and wake the skin up to be ready for the day.

Must try and must have as well!

The mask can be used in the morning to wake you up. At day time when the sun is scorching hot and be cool. In the afternoon when you want to relax and take a nap, then waking up with a very energetic skin. At night before a date or a romantic night and you don’t want to be looked like crap exhausted. This mask is amazing and how or when or who you want to use it by/with is just a matter of creativity and everything is possible. Love ’em!

Hello lovelies,

this particular item start available since last year, and after trying the product for some time, here’s my review regarding SK-II Stem Power Moisturizer.

 
1 jar of a 50 gr of luxurious moisturizer is in my hand. The tube is red, daring red, like Christmas red ^__^

Inside? A white creamy moisturizer.

Details from www.sk-ii.com.sg

I use it around this much every single time. So far, I’ve been using the moisturizer with other brand as well as with other SK-II items. Indeed when used with other SK-II products they will work well as a synchronized system However, I found the moisturizer to be pretty friendly to be used with other brands and range as well.

The cream have a faint smell of yeast, very faint, I found the FTE to be much stronger for the nose. The cream is easy to be used and on the skin feels soft and smooth too. A bit rich but doesn’t cause my skin to look oily nor feel oily. Easily absorbed and feels light on the skin.

My pores do seems to be less visible and the overall skin looks firmer too. The moisturizer calms the skin with hydration and gives bouncy effect as well. A must try item for everyone who want some firming action on their skin. Best to be used with other products from SK-II.

Good afternoon everyone….
heehee I’m just presumed that you all reading this blog in the afternoon, since where I am it’s very dark and cloudy. It’s in the middle of the day yet feels like afternoon ^__–
I’ve been using this particular item from some time and enjoy them, Estee Lauder Deluxe Blush Compact since it comes in 4 shades for blush and I can use it individually or mixed it for a different gradation.
Tender Petal is actually like soft roseose and Radiant Berry is similar to brick red, somehow on the picture with my camera they look like lavender and purple.

“Feather-light powder blush sweeps on silky-sheer, builds to full color. Easily goes from barely blushing to full intensity, just like your natural cheek color. Highlights and defines your face with a bloom of fresh color. Never looks heavy or streaky. Natural-looking shades give cheeks a soft, healthy glow. Buildable, extended-wear color stays true.

Estée Lauder Signature Silky Powder Blush. Make great color your signature.”



I love the big mirror, that’s definitely a bonus point and the powder is soft, not ultra soft like one particular brand I know, but still considered quite soft. And best of all the color come faint on the first swipe but buildable. So I can either way, very natural to dramatic look.  




This is me using the Pink Kiss. Perfect for a romantic date or when love is just around ^__^

 
Radiant Peach.
When I want things done, especially used during meetings and formal occasion.
and lastly,
me with Tender Petal
The blush is really tender and delicate. Suitable for daily use, just a tad of petal on the cheeks and stays pretty.
For the Radiant Berry, I didn’t have an image of me using it heehee, sorry, for me the shade is quite serious, let me give you a swatch then.
 

The image taken with iPhone is actually better, showing them, their true color.

Hi gorgeous ^__^

Another product from Singapore by Secretive is here. These are masks from Taiwan called, but, Becky. A very cute blond girl at the box, that’s Becky.

Available in Watsons and other shop, please do check out their facebook

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The variant come in 4 different types: Mochi-mochi skin, Bling-bling skin, Fairer looking skin and mine, Younger looking skin (green box).

Thank you Secretive for letting me have a box ^__^ (inside there’s 8 pieces of masks).

Details from butbecky.com
Of yam moist mask 8 / box
市價NT$329 The market price of NT $ 329
貝姬會員價NT$299 Becky member price of NT $ 299
富含天然淮山精華及野葛根萃取,富含豐富維他命C、E,具有抗老的天然活性成分,對於肌膚老化、皺紋及黯沉等問題,有良好的修護效果。 Natural yam extract and Pueraria extract rich rich rich in vitamin C, E, anti-aging natural active ingredients for skin aging, wrinkles and dull, good repair effect. 協同膠原蛋白作用,促使肌膚得以維持年輕和彈性狀態,延遲老化的產生,讓肌膚展現飽滿、彈力、光亮而青春的狀態。 Collaborative role of collagen, to promote the skin to maintain young and elastic state, delay the aging generation, allowing the skin to show the full stretch, bright and youthful state. 無光澤的肌膚,長期保養使用,可顯出肌膚晶透與美麗。 Dull skin, and long-term maintenance, showing skin translucent and beautiful. 可調理油脂、滋潤、保濕肌膚等功效。 May be the effect of conditioning oil moisturize skin. 另添加多種植物萃取精華、青春活化因子等成分,全面補足肌膚所需物質。 The addition of a variety of plant extracts, youth activating factor ingredients, the full complement skin material required.
用途: 活齡♥ 光澤♥ 防皺 Uses: live age ♥ the luster ♥ wrinkle-free
容量︰ Capacity ︰
8片/盒 8 / box
使用方法︰ Usage ︰
於清潔臉部後,取一片【寶兒貝姬淮山潤澤面膜膜】敷於臉部肌膚約10~15分鐘即可。 After cleaning the face, take a [Boa Becky yam the ritzy mask film] Fuyu facial skin about 10 to 15 minutes can be.
主要成分︰ Main component ︰
Wild Yam Extract、Pueraria Lobata Symbiosome Extract、Hydrolyzed Collagen、 Ginkgo Biloba Extract、Licorice Extract、Ceramide 2、Hydrolyzed Silk Protein Oryza sativa (rice) lees extract、Sodium Hyaluronate、Glycerol、Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice 1,3 Butylene Glycol、Propylene Glycol、r-PGA、Ammonium Glycyrrhizinate、Allantoin、 Carbopol、Xantham Gum、Tween-20、NIPAGUARD BPX、Fragrance、Aqua Wild Yam Extract, Pueraria Lobata Symbiosome Extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Ginkgo Biloba Extract, Licorice Extract, Ceramide 2, Hydrolyzed Silk Protein Oryza sativa (rice) lees extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycerol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice 1,3 Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol , r-PGA, Ammonium Glycyrrhizinate, Allantoin, Carbopol, Xantham Gum, Tween-20, NIPAGUARD BPX, Fragrance, Aqua
注意事項︰ Note ︰
1. 請勿將產品塗抹於傷口、紅腫、濕疹、潰爛及皮膚異常部位。 Do not apply the products on the wound, swelling, eczema, ulceration and skin abnormalities parts. 2. 若因個人體質以致紅腫、發炎等異常現象,應立即停用,並洽詢皮膚科醫師。 Anomaly. Ruoyin personal physique resulting in swelling, inflammation, should stop using them immediately and contact your dermatologist. 3. 皮膚敏感者,使用前請先做敏感測試,無刺激反應再使用。 Sensitive skin before use to do sensitive test, no stimulation. 4. 勿食、勿接觸眼睛,若不適請立即停用。 Wu Shi, avoid contact with the eyes, if not immediately disable.
北市衛粧廣字第10112538號 Taipei Wei makeup widely No. 10112538
 
 
I found the packaging of the mask to be quite cute and adorable too. A good quality container and the mask as well. Designed with cartoons of the highlighted ingredients and of course, Becky!
The product said to be hydrating, moisturizing, absorb, and give full coverage for the entire face with no irritation. I’m so opt to the ‘no irritation’ thingy since a lot of facial mask like these do gives me irritation (especially around the sensitive cheeks).

Usage: Apply mask to face, gently smooth our trapped air. Leave for 10-15 minutes. Remove mask and gently pat remaining essence to be absorbed completely.

 

The quality of the paper mask is cottony soft and feels really good on the skin, like I never want to go back to those cheap papers ever again. The ear hole on the sides are perfect to stretch horizontally and the one below to pull the chin up.

Thanks to the flexible material the mask can fit nicely to the contour of my face, my husband, my mom, and my sister. Yes, I’m making sure the mask fit any adult and any gender. All of us experience zero irritation, just like mentioned in the packaging ^__^
After the mask is put on don’t forget to push the bubbles out, in the picture above the bubbles are seen at my forehead. So the mask can fully cover the face and let the nutrients absorbed by every skin cells available. The mask somehow smells like ginseng. Very juicy and there’s even so many leftover inside the envelop, I know that the instruction says 10-15 minutes but the bountiful liquid made the mask able to stay on the face for 30 minutes or so and still not dried.
Result after usage at least 15 minutes? A moist and hydrated skin, the mask is indeed pampering the skin in terms of hydration. It helps plumping up the skin so the lines look less visible.  Suitable for daily use.
Hello helloo there ^0^
I hope this blog post finds you well.

Regarding being well, this particular item I’ve been using for an overall well being. Not the exact product but one of their kind, a facial spritz, facial spray, spring water, hair and body mist, facial mist, etc. It comes in many names but . . . . this one is BIO Spring Water (Miracle Bio Water) from Bio Essence.

 
I found the details to be remarkably amazing.
“The product can be used before and after makeup, after exercising, soothes and softens sensitive and irritable skin, controls oils, refines pores, fairer, firmer skin, after shaving, soothes damaged skin, ideal skincare companion for travelling, under hot weather to refresh skin, soothes skin after sunburn and soothes diaper rash.”
 –
 
20 Marvelous Results for
Hair, Face & Body
Uniquely low in mineral content yet rich in trace minerals to ensure 2X cooling, soothing, softening, moisturizing and anti-irritating effects.
Ideal for all skin types, Bio-essence Bio-Spring Water is the coolest spring water that yields the best soothing, anti-irritation and calming effects on skin. Adapting unique Bio-technology to combine Spring Water and Bio-Energy Fluid, Bio- Spring Water contains trace mineral to create energy to stimulate blood and oxygen circulation.
And they generously handed me one 100 ml bottle and three 25 ml to be shared with some beauty bloggers I know.

On the leaflet there’s also some testimonial where the Miracle Bio Water  reduced eye bags and dark circles within 5 minutes. Firming, smoothen, reducing pores and acne within 2 minutes and other benefits such as reducing oiliness, pores and sagging skin.
This is me after using Bio Spring Water. The lid is a bit tight and need a bit more energy to open it. The sprayer is lovely, it help producing tiny particles so it helps me not to over sprayed it and get drench-ly wet. I’m using it as an all over hair, face and body spray and found them quite convenient everywhere. Outdoor as a soother for the skin from the heat or polluted air. Indoor as a hydrating agent from air conditioner and irritants. The Spring Water feels comfortable on my skin but tingling for those with very dry skin like my husband’s. His skin is very sensitive as well.

In a matter of 5 minutes BIO Spring Water able to give me a fairer looking skin, firmer and looks rejuvenated. My husband on the other hand gets hydration, suppler skin and relaxing some tense nerves on his face.

On the hair, for me it gives them a fresher feeling but haven’t see any result in taking care of split ends.

For the body, it gives me instant cooling effect, softer skin and light hydration feeling. I haven’t try it on damage skin.

I let the whole family try this Spring Water and for me, my husband and my daughter, we all enjoy using it as an overall spritz that can be use all over hair, body and face. We put one in our car as well since the air in the car can be quite dry and it help lifted our skin just like an after shower feeling.

I recommend the product for those who are looking for a simple way to get hydrated, refreshed and rejuvenated instantly and all over the face, body and hair. Result may vary in some people but I think anyone can have their benefits from Miracle Bio Water.
 
Hello everybody,

finally the products from Singapore is here. These cuties are new and a revamp collection of the previous one, definitely better and care more to the skin.

Let’s hear more about them
The 1st Cleanser that supports & boost skin’s natural ability to self renew~
NEW! Biore Facial Foam series has…
1. High cleansing ability vs. competitors.

2. Low irritation as cleansing chemical does not penetrate skin.

3. The first cleanser that works to rebalance skin – reduce oil at T-zone (forehead and nose) and replenish moisture at U-zone (cheek and chin).

Skin improvement in 14 days! RESULT~
1. More hydrated skin
2. Less clogged pores & reduction in sebum
3. Lighten marks & blemishes
SPT: Skin Purifying Technology
– High Cleansing Efficacy
– No penetration to skin = No damage to skin
– Non residue, Non irritating, Vitalize Skin!

They come in 4 range for different skin need, I get mine in Extra Moist and in Scrub. Other variant such as the one for oily and acne skin are also available at major supermarket and drug store (all over Singapore).

These are mine, I love them, the packaging really like the one I saw in Japan, very neat, soft and luxurious (Biore? Luxurious? Touch them and you’ll understand what I mean).

The Extra Moist Biore Facial Foam is for dry and dehydrated skin (mine).

“Dry, dehydrated skin needs a creamy and gentle cleanser that softly cleanses without irritating the skin, and provides moisture to the dry, flaky areas.”

Biore Facial Foam Scrub (pink one) is for all skin types.

“Accumulated oil, impurities and dead skin cells can clog pores and make your skin look rough, dull and lifeless. Reveal healthy, glowing skin with this cleansing scrub that is gentle enough for daily use.”

These are the product inside each packaging. The Extra Moist Cleanser that shaped like a gooey mochi after poured down at the table. The scrub is creamy, white and have tiny pink dots. They both smell wonderful.

The mochi smell lovely, sweet and comforting, while the scrub smell refreshingly floral.

Extra Moist Cleanser feels so soft, delicate and thick, the scrub feels slightly rough, creamy and less thick compared to the extra moist.

The close up image of the scrub. Look at those tiny pink dots, so tiny and friendly to the skin.
This is the Extra Moist, look how gooey it is, like melted marshmallow. I love the texture, everything that’s looks like condensed milk is always good \(^^\)
For reviewing purposes I put the scrub on my right cheek and Extra Moist on my left cheek. Where later the right side will be cleaned using Scrub and the whole left side with Extra Moist.

Details from kao.co.jp

(using google translate)

Scrub

Granular scrub, I dropped gently to clean the pores and dead skin cells.


No rough
  To the skin of slippery.


It is elegant and refreshing
  Floral scent

Extra Moist
Even though it was fully feeling down,
Mochi mochi that I moist
To the skin.
(blended component moisture protection)


It is elegant and delicate sweet
  Floral scent

sorbitol

Moisture Rich


 
 
Both are comfortable and cleanse the face gently. While the Scrub have granules the Extra Moist is so smooth and gentle to the skin. It makes my skin so slippery and moist. The Scrub offer deeper cleansing without the squeaky effect, this is lovely!

 

 
 My cheeks are sensitive, the scrub is a bit tingling on my cheeks only, I like them at my nose where they clean the pores better. The Extra Moist feels so nourishing and I can see myself using it everyday. This is definitely my new favorite cleanser that cleans without striping off my natural skin condition.

I’ll keep using the Scrub 2-3 times a week and Extra Moist daily to achieve a mochi-like skin, clean from all debris and feels so moist (~^o^~)

Tips:
1. Always make sure the face is wet and make abundant of foam before applying them to the face. It’s the foam that cleanse, not the ‘raw’ product. The soft, fluffy, foam will easily be created with Extra Moist. Bouncy and very cute. Like a fluffy white bunny.
2. Gently massage the skin with the foam (for Extra Moist) and for the Scrub, make sure the areas such as nose, the one with larger pores, get thoroughly scrubbed.
3. Rinse it well.
4. Use toner afterwards, serum and moisturizer of your choice, after all, cleansing is only a part of making a skin nourished, protected and comfortable. The whole routine is needed.
Thank you Biore Singapore.
Hi all \(^0^)/
It’s Friday, and it means TGIF!!! I love Friday Saturday (and Friday is the sign of Sat is near) since it’s weekend and I can relax and enjoying my self. Use makeup more experimental and more daring than in weekdays. This is one of the items I’m using and it add the world glam to any conventional daily makeup into something ‘bling bling’.
 

 
Details from esteelauder.com
Lip Gloss with the power to light up your face.
True Vision™ technology transforms ordinary color and makes it extraordinary. Imagine what it will do for your lips.
In a wide range of wearable shades with lasting shine for a lasting impression. You’ll want them all.
TRUE VISION™ COLOR
  • Maximized color impact
  • Magnified vibrancy, clarity and dimension
  • Amplified brilliance
HIGH IMPACT FINISHES
Each Pure Color Gloss shade comes in one of three distinct, multi-dimensional finishes:
  • Mirror Shine
  • Luminous Shimmer
  • Dimensional Sparkle
  • All with sheer-to-medium coverage
HIGH PERFORMANCE WEAR
  • Feels light and luscious, never sticky
  • Drenched with conditioners
  • Flexible-tip applicator hugs every curve of your lips
  • Smooths on precisely, stays on perfectly
“Gloss brings sensuality to a woman’s face.”
-Tom Pecheux, Estée Lauder Creative Makeup Director
On the images, it’s is clear I’m trying to make the camera focus but hey, the shine is really there and the sparks are va va voom. However, one tiny major problem, they are sticky. So sticky that my hair kept being stuck on the lips and it ain’t pretty. It is best used when the hair are all pulled up and tidy back there. Or when there’s no wind . . . and movement from the user.
The color goes out exactly just like in the packaging, less usage means transparent, more means bolder and careful not to drip some of these gloss (if used too much). When applied, the gloss does feels smooth then try move the lips like saying ma ma ma ma and immediately I feel the stickiness. After that, I start doing my activity, going out door and there it goes, the hair thingy. They sticks.
I do feel sensual using these lip glosses and the sparks are real. Oh well, enough talk, a picture worth thousand of words.
The Racy Raspberry is closer to my natural lip color, a bit red, touch of peach and nude. The Passion Fruit is closer to the red family, deeper color like more to the coral. Both offers a comfortable conditioner to the lips, it’s away from chapped, more like juicy.

Use it anyhow I please, after lipstick, after lip balm, after lip pencil, before lipstick, after/before lip tint, it’s speaks freedom and gives me liberation (beside the stickiness), or just like shown in the image above, use it alone.

The lip gloss is not waterproof and definitely leaves marks when kissing, smells fruity and wonderful too. Luxurious packaging and the main attention? The sparks!