Last year, I had the opportunity to try out a wide range of brands, and my hope for this year, of course, is that I can explore and experiment with many other brands.
Here are my personal top 5 brands to try out this year.
I’ve heard so many good things about this skincare brand that just entered Singapore! I think the prices are really expensive though, so I’m a bit afraid of committing my money to Drunk Elephant’s products 😂 if anyone has recommendations for Drunk Elephant products that will definitely work for oily, acne-prone & sensitive skin, let me know!
I’ve heard about their facial sprays being really good for sensitive skin, so I’m really keen on trying them! Let me know if their toners are good as well, will be looking to try out a new toner once my current Muji one is depleted!
The History of Whoo
I seriously love the packaging – definitely something that looks Korean royalty-worthy Most reviews I’ve read of The History of Whoo’s products are very positive, but the one thing holding me back is, of course, the price. I certainly don’t have that kind of income to support such a luxurious skincare routine and makeup collection TT__TT I might try something from this brand if I really can afford it, otherwise I’ll put it in my wishlist… for 2020 😂
You know I’m a huge sucker for beautiful packaging, so how could I leave out Jill Stuart? Everything looks so luxurious and fit for a princess. I’ve seen some product swatches and they look really lovely. In fact, I think this brand looks a little like Japanese drugstore favourites Canmake and Cezanne, right? I know the prices aren’t super affordable either, so I’ll really have to save up to buy these beauties…
I was this close to buying their Vitamin C serum when I saw it in Korea but I eventually decided not to. I regret it. I am definitely going to try this brand in 2019 – watch me!!
Almost everyday, a brand releases a product or collaboration that is sure to tempt you into buying, even if you already have a ton of unused products on your vanity table. That’s how I feel every time I scroll Instagram, so I wanted to share some products that caught my eye recently!
I started writing this as a one-off post in July but I discovered that every month I would definitely have something new I want to try, so I’m going to try and make this a monthly affair haha.
UPDATE: Towards the end of the post, I realized that I love most of these because they are so affordable for the great value they provide. I guess you could call September my budget wishlist month HAHA.
Nature Republic Pro Touch Color Master Season 2
This eyeshadow palette is seriously the stuff that sweet dreams are made of. It has all these lovely shades that are great for most skin tones, and has textures suitable for any occasion you can think of. I’m an extremely big fan of rose, peach shades, so you can imagine how much I really want to get my hands on this palette. The best part about this is that it’s actually pretty affordable as well (SGD 37.60 on Shopee)!!
Aritaum Sugarball Cushion Blusher
Okay I think the colours are little exaggerated here to show how good the colour payoff can be, but seriously, aren’t they all so pretty? The shades I like in particular are creamy rose and daisy coral – I find that bright pink doesn’t look too great on me. I also like that this packaging reminds me of IOPE’s blush, which is a lot more expensive. This blush from Aritaum looks almost identical and costs only a fraction of the IOPE’s price!
Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater
I read a lot of great reviews online about this spray that helps you to set your makeup and keep your skin hydrated. After I used my Vichy one, I’ve been quite tempted to try those from other brands to see if I can get something that feels just as good. It also helps that this is pretty affordable for something from Sephora!
Unpa. Bubi Bubi Lip
I think I saw this on a Youtube video but I can’t remember which. I recently started using lip scrubs because I realized that I have a lot of dry, flaky skin on my lips that looks really bad when I’m using matte lipsticks. I also think it’s quite cute to have bubbles gently removing dead skin. At about SGD 12/13, I do feel that the interesting experience is rather worth it, and it will be even better if it works as advertised.