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The Body Shop Make Up Review and Giveaway

Girls, admit it, you want to look better. So do I, of course.

Let me tell you about how I was when I was much younger. Imagine little Claire, with bangs and short hair just below her ears, hiding behind her parents when meeting relatives, and not talking to anyone.

Yup that was me. Insecure, shy and... cute? Haha.

In primary 1 or 3 though, I met my 'partner'. You know how teachers would give you a partner, make you hold hands and sit together etc? Yeah my partner talked a lot. After that, I couldn't shut up.

In primary 4 I did something really stupid. I roughly remember it because I really regret doing it -_-. I really liked hanging out with my then best friend, and when she got closer to another girl I got really jealous and wrote that I hate her on the blackboard.

We stopped being friends after that. Urgh so STUPID right?!?! No I'm not lesbian but I really just can't believe I threw away a great friendship. Wait I'm digressing.

In secondary school, I had long hair, but geeky, small oval framed specs, had a high belt and used a backpack. Outside of school, I wore OP t-shirts, jeans and sports shoes.

This is why there are no pictures of me during my secondary school days, online. Good riddance.

In JC, I tried wearing contacts but DID NOT LIKE THEM. They made my eyes so dry and I always envied friends who could open their eyes wide enough to wear them every day. In the mornings my eyes are like, half-closed.

Mind you, I hadn't even explored the use of make-up yet.

It was only in university that I tried foundation. Then eyeshadow. Then eyeliner. It was only last year when I started using concealer, lipstick and blusher.

Now, I'm using wig hair extensions. Hahahha.

Nothing is impossible so I'm sharing all the tips now to hope that you guys don't take as long as I did. Or if you've passed it, hurry up and zoom to the whole package!

In my previous post HERE, I talked about the new all-in-one range of BB creams from The Body Shop and here's my quick review :)

BB Cream

This product claims to be...

1. Colour-adapting
2. Even skin tone
3. 24h Hydration
4. Conditions
5. Smooth Finish
6. Lightweight
7. Undetectable
8. Non-clogging

But let's figure out how to use it first, k?

How to use:

I wouldn't recommend directly applying the product onto your face, instead, squeeze a little onto your hand, rub in a circular motion, then use a foundation brush to spread this evenly onto your face.

 Blend in a circular motion (but I blended horizontally because I didn't want to mix it with the other shades) and watch as the colour changes!

When you first squeeze a little product onto your hand, and rub it in a circular motion, you'll see a bit of pink mixing into the foundation colour. Don't be alarmed (I know I was alarmed at first). That pinkish fluid is Body Shop's secret formula that causes the perfect blending onto your skin.

 Final product! From top to bottom 01, 02 and 03.

There are three shades, for light, medium and dark skintones. As you can tell from the picture above, I suit the light shade the best. Each BB cream is $32.90!

Did you know? All-In-One BB Cream contains Community Fair Trade marula oil, sourced from the Eudafano Women’s Cooperative in Namibia. They have been trading with them since 2000, helping more than 5000 women in rural communities to benefit through gaining a sense of independence, competence and confidence, as well as creating a lifeline for their children by providing money for education.

The Verdict: 
Use loose powder after because I felt my face feel shiny. Coverage is quite light, and I would prefer to look fairer rather than my same skin tone. Good for dry skin!

Face base - Foundation and powder

The Body Shop also gave me their All-in-one Facebase ($36.90) to try. It's a foundation and powder which gives a flawless-looking, matte finish.

Verdict: Love it!! Was bringing the 052 everywhere with me until I dropped it and all the powder shattered -_-. Well done Claire. Now I use the 045 but I feel it makes me look a little tanner. Oh well.


From the top, left to bottom right: 7, 10, 2, 5, 4 ,1

Don't forget your blusher before going out! It can turn pale, dull skin into vibrant and youthful ones. The Body Shop's all-in-one cheek colour is $22.90 and is a superfine powder blusher. 

 My FAVOURITE shades are 2 and 1. From pale and sickly to healthy and glowing. Not kidding.

Dabbed a little on a piece of white paper so you can see the difference since I don't expect everyone to have the same skin colour as me :) You can see which blushers have pink undertones and which are more orange-y! Here are the colours on my arm.



Giving away these 3 blusher colours!! Aren't I generous? They are brand new except for me using my finger to take some colour and apply onto the white paper and on my arm :)

I am also giving away ALL 3 BB Creams!! Again, they are brand new except for the small amount I squeezed out to show on my arm :)

Teehee are you readyyy to win?

  • Just LIKE my Facebook page.
  • Share this giveaway onto your own Facebook page and remember to tag Claire's Flair so I can track it!
  • Leave a comment here with your Name and Email, tell me if you wanna win a blusher or a BB cream! 

Wait for the magic to happen :)

Meetups at my convenience. Open to Singapore residents only.

Easy peasy! Feel free to share this with all your friends on Twitter or any social media platform as well!

Giveaway ends: 28th September at 2359!

No monetary compensation was received for this blogpost.

VanityTrove's August 2012 Edition's Review and Tutorial

Remember that Erabelle x Vanity Trove event held at Erabelle VivoCity post HERE? I'm gonna share with you what's in August's Vanity Trove surprise!

LOTS of things in your Vanity Trove this month, this is going to be a long entry hahaha. Vanity Trove wants you to be the best you can be (without plastic surgery) so this month's Trove brings you internal boosts, skin perfection, make up products and feminine care!

Vanity Trove's August Rocket Science Beauty Edition

Internal boost
Inside your VanityTrove it contains Brands Innershine Berry Essence with Grape Seed Extract and Brands Innershine Prune Essence. I finished both Brands drinks already hahah; I was thirsty!! This drink improves bowel regularity and help relieve constipation. Feel healthier and more radiant with this drink!

Skin Perfection
- Scottish Fine Soaps Company Au Lait Body Milk and Bath and Shower Gel.

Not only does this range have a gorgeous smell, but it's organic milk with shea butter, cocoa butter and Vitamin E to give you SMOOTH skin, is gonna get you addicted!

Get a complimentary travel kit* worth $25 from The Scottish Fine Soaps Company for Vanity Trove Members who purchase at least $100 in a single receipt. Simply mention “VanityTrove” to counter promoters at Takashimaya Department Store, B1 to enjoy this
exclusive offer. Valid for the month of September 2012.

Origins Plantscription range

Using Origin's Cleanser!

The anti-aging serum is the number 1 Anti-ager created from over 5 years of research by
Origins. The serum is clinically proven to have 88% of the visible wrinkle-reducing power of a leading prescription wrinkle ingredient (aka as secret ingredient) without the harmful side effects. Just pat it on your face and neck and let it work its magic!

Sampar Glamour Shot Eyes

  Trove also includes face peels! :)

This product promises to reduce dark circles and blur under-eye wrinkles/fine lines in 1 minute. My eye bags are huge and my eye rings are really dark. So am I convinced?My dark circles didn't COMPLETELY disappear (it would take a miracle) and I didn't really see a noticeable difference. Will apply this every day until I run out before I decide :P

How to use: Dab a bit of product under the eye.  Lightly tap with 4th finger until the product is completely absorbed.

Test out and redeem this miracle-worker with the card found in your August trove from 1st to 19th August 2012 at Robinsons Centrepoint SAMPAR Counter!

Where to buy:

$54 for 10ml at Robinsons Centrepoint or

A Morillins therapeutic mask

 I think I look freaky here. But nvm. For the love of beauty blogging! But I made this picture small so you don't get a shock haha.

This Morillins mask contains Diamond Plaid technology and it is 100% organic! In my Trove, I got the Brightening + Tightening mask, containing Giga White to limits melanin production, lighten pigment spots and moisturises my skin! Another ingredient is the cornflower, is anti-inflammatory, soothes, firms and tightens the skin. When I opened the mask, I smelt like a herb-y smell, and the mask was a little smaller than others, not fully covering my cheek (or maybe I just have a big head) but the nose area and mouth was really well cut out to fully optimize my skin!!

After I removed it, I felt my skin become fresher and... cold! Which is a good thing so my pores are closed up again! :)

Make-up hauls

ACACI Vita-C Natural Powder 

These Made in Korea products are still taking Singapore by storm. They sure do know how to work with Asian Skin! This beauty label under Chamos Cosmetics are made from natural ingredients and free from alcohol! Their Vita-C Natural powder is used to shrink pores, level out uneven skin tone and gives you glowing skin :P

How to use:

Take a small amount into the palm and mix it with your preferred basic skin care cream (water based) and apply evenly all over face.

Erabelle Eyebrow Design

As mentioned in my post HERE, I got to experience Erabelle's magical realm of Kimono-ladies and tailored look to my occupation and personality!  So I was super happy to receive this in my Trove! Enjoy Erabrow Design (eyebrow analysis, tweeze, trim AND design) for only $18 (up to $29) PLUS receive 1 of Erabelle's Long Lasting Eyebrow Pencil worth $34.24!!! This is super value for money so I urge you to get one at all costs.

Ladies get to enjoy 50% off their services with a voucher included with all purchases of August troves.

Additionally, YOU can also enjoy 10% off services when you quote "Claire VanityTrove", especially for your readers. 

Benefits of reading my blog :P I am also giving away Erabelle's Eyebrow Pencil HERE. Of course I embedded this in the middle of my blogpost for those who read everything to benefit! Hehe.

Biore Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover

This is REALLY good. Like, I was quite skeptical of it because normally cleansing milk products are used to remove make up, and this doesn't have milk in it (transparent!) But I was really surprised when my make-up came off effortlessly, just after rubbing the make up remover in a circular motion! Doesn't make your skin feel dry or oily after that too!

Feminine Hygiene 

I know most girls would've heard of Sofy or Kotex or Laurier, but this Oxypad by Elo Health is worth checking out! With its special patented Oxygen Techologies, the Oxypad gives extra protection against bacteria, itch, and odour. What's more, it also has an unique Oxy-Warning Core that determines if you need an appointment with your gynaecologist soon! It's also really comfortable and soft, to ensures maximum protection. One box has like 125 pieces so you don't have to make too many trips to the pharmacy!

You might even forget you're even wearing one :X

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