Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Let's talk Beauty - Iope Air Cushion XP & FOTD

The second Iope product that I had tried is the Iope BB Air Cushion. I really like this product and was using it for over half a year (including for my Japan trip) but never gotten around to writing about it yet.

Iope Air Cushion XP (source)
The Iope Air Cushion XP comes with 3 different types formulation for different skin finish. There's the Natural (N), Shimmer(S) and Cover(C), 2 shades for each type.

My Thoughts

I've tried 2 types of the BB cushion - Cover (C21) and Natural (N21). For the same tone #21, the Cover type offers high coverage and a more matte finish while the Natural type offers a more dewy luminous effect. I would have love the C21 shade more due to its higher coverage but at the same time it's also more obvious that the shade is not an exact match to my actual skin shade (and there's only 2 shades available?). Meanwhile, N21 looks more natural, offers light to medium coverage that allows your skin to show true (though you will need a concealer to cover any zit) and gives my skin a nice glow that seems to take my facial skin look moist and brighter.

How about the longevity? The Iope air cushion lasted pretty well at typical 10-12 hour workday without touch up and simply get more dewy by the end of the workday. One thing I realized is that the Iope Air Cushion XP works better on skin after moisturizer than after my usual sunscreen (no complaint, it's simplify my makeup routine), and the longevity is even better with some face powder on top which I try not to put too much on to retain the glowy look.

My favorite part of this product is that it photographs very nicely. Other than that, it has a nice smell which I quite like and I love the travel friendly packaging.

Face of The Day with Iope Air Cushion XP N21
It was my lazy weekend look. Pic taken in my bright and windy new place in the typical Singaporean hot humid weather. Please excuse my boring selfie finger pose that probably needs some reinvention. As mentioned, this product gives really nice looking bright looking skin in photos, and it is more glowy in real life.

Products used: Iope Air Cushion (N21), Clea De Peau Concealer (Light Ochre), Maybelline Dream Matte Powder Light, Kiss Me Heroine Eyeliner, Clio Kill Brow Tattoo Tint (Soft Brown) 

Thanks for reading lovelies!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Bintan Trip, Oct 2014 - Weekend Getaway to Bintan Spa Villa

What is the best activity to do in Singapore during a long weekend? 

A relaxing and rejuvenating beach getaway - of course! This time round, we decided on Bintan (an hour away from Singapore by Ferry) choose Bintan Spa Villa and couldn't be more pleased with our choice.

Our requirements are simple - a idyllic beautiful private beach away from the crowd to do pretty much nothing and laze around, good spa and seafood and so we opt for the Free & Easy package - minus the city tour etc.

Bintan Spa Villa
After an hour journey from the Bintan Jetty, we finally reached Bintan Spa Villa!

Around the Beach
The resort is fully occupied as it's a long weekend in Singapore (and Golden Week for other Asian countries) and therefore we couldn't upgrade our room to the Ocean Villas during check in. Despite which, there are still plenty of beach chairs for us to enjoy the view in the resort. 

The Little Isle Across

Outdoor Jacuzzi
Not in the picture but beside the outdoor Jacuzzi is the bar where you can have some drinks and sing Karaoke or have a few round of billiards. 

Seashells by the Seashore
Right after our massage, we indulge in our favorite holiday past time - taking selfies! 

Spa by the Sea
On our second morning, we opted for their spa package and it was one of our favorite service in the resort. We had scrub, mask, bubble jacuzzi bath facing the sea and such good massage that soothes out every knot and kinks in my muscles and joints. 

Chilling Around
It was raining in our second afternoon in the resort and we basically bum around one of the pavilion facing the sea with our coke and potato chips.

Seafood is a Must
Bring me the crab! n' LaLa n' beer!

Some Places to Hop to
Only an awesome photographer can take a wefie on a moving speed boat. Kudos!

Beautiful White Sand Island
We checked out the beautiful white sand island on our third morning before we check out and agree that we will be sorry to miss such a beautiful island. According to the locals, there are clown-fish around the island too - so bring your snorkelling gears folks!

Holiday Charms

Cheers to 10 years of Friendship and more adventures!