Product Review: Blinc Cosmetics Amplified Mascara

I am excited to share with you girls a mascara that I hauled earlier this week and have instantly fell in love. Well ok, not instantly. Maybe the idea of applying “tubes” to your lashes didn’t really sit well with me when the MUA at Sephora tried to explain the concept in store, but move on over all other existing mascaras! I have found THE one.

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Little Sheepy’s List of Requirements

  • Smudge proof
  • Dramatic length and definition but not spider lashes (I know a little confusing)
  • Works for sensitive eyes
  • Does not harden my lashes like a brick wall

I am not picky when it comes to mascara, but I guess over the course of a few years buying so-called Holy Grails from Youtube recommendations and having failed me over and over again, perhaps I have come to be too demanding with the requirements of my favourite mascara. It is said that you don’t need to chalk up a whole lot of money for high end mascaras and that Drugstore ones are fine. I’m not ballin’ so to speak, but I would rather spend good money for something that works instead of wasting money continuously being let down by a product that ends up being mediocre at its best (like this post if you agree!).  Continue reading


FOTD – Natural Flush


I’ll be doing my first Face of the Day post today!

I usually do natural makeup to the office, but with a pop of colour on the cheek. Here is what I’m wearing from L to R:

1. Nature Republic Aloe Vera BB Cream
2. Chanel Universelle Powder Compact
3. Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Fearless
4. Etude House eyebrow pencil in caramel brown
5. Kiss Me Liquid Eyeliner in black
6. Lioele highlighter

I recently hauled the Tarte blush and my goal is to collect all of them! I love their blushes and the packaging is so cute. Everything else, other than the Chanel powder and my blush, are bought in Hong Kong. I really should do a makeup haul but there’s too much and I don’t know where to start. 😀

Product Review: WATSONS Face Mask with Rose Water and Natural Plant Extracts

I’m on a roll! ^_^ Hopefully this will pick up for the rest of the year lol.

Today’s product review is on a face mask – the WATSONS Face Mask with Rose Water and Natural Plant Extracts. It specializes in revitalization and moisturization.

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I typically use the My Beauty Diary face masks (which trust me girls, I STOCKED UP in Hong Kong!) but a friend was going back to Taiwan and he picked up these face masks for me. Generally, I don’t see a great difference when I use masks (but I do feel more refreshed). However, I was very surprised after I used it the first time the other day ago, and I thought I’d write a blog post about it! Continue reading

Product Review: Benefit the POREfessional

Wow, it’s been so long since we’ve last posted anything on Lescordonniers 🙂 I wonder if anyone still reads this blog? Since I have more time now, I’m hoping to update this blog more. Maybe I’ll get Mushroom back on the blogging train too 😉

In today’s post, I’ll be reviewing the ultra popular product, Benefit’s POREfessional.


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I’ve noticed pores around my nose area and cheek and I wanted something to blur the visibility of them under my makeup, almost like photoshop makeup if you will. Over the years I’ve heard about Benefit’s miracle product, the POREfessional and how it would help with diminishing pores and fine lines. I’ve watched a lot of Youtube videos with demos on how to use the product, and what to layer it with. It looked promising and I made the plunge and picked it up at Sephora one day after work and tried it out the next morning. Continue reading

Beauty Caffiene (mini product reviews)

I’m sure all of us girls have been there, when we have a date with that guy we really like, or if we have a really important interview and you REALLY want to impress the boss and the morning of said event, you wake up with a massive zit the size of Mt. Everest (or multiple zits) and you need a quick fix! The following are some quick, fool prooft cover-up products that I’ve used over the years!


1. Covergirl + Olay Concealer Balm

When I first started out with makeup, lipstick tube concealers were notoriously known to be dry and just overall very hard to work with. After having many years of bad luck I stayed away from concealers, but I heard about how good this was from some friends and decided to pick it up. To my surprise, this baby is my go-to product for the days when I don’t want to layer foundation all over my face and just have my under eye bags and redness on my face disappear. It has a matte finish so it’s perfect to do just that. It does not cake up nor settle into fine lines, and I have continued to repurchase this baby over and over again. I believe I am already running low on my third tube…. 🙂


2. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer
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2014 Hong Kong: Travel Makeup Essentials

No doubt about it, Hong Kong is a shopper’s paradise. It’s even more of a BEAUTY shopper’s paradise as it’s near all the major Asian capitals of the world (Korea, Japan, Thailand) and has access to most of the major brands available at a relatively cheap price. Well, as cheap as you would get it here in the Western countries would.

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These are the basics that I can’t live without anywhere I go, even here at home. I will be probably tossing out the Revlon powder there as I’ve hit major pan on it and the L’oreal liner as it’s almost on its last legs, but the others are still good to go. Continue reading

2014 Hong Kong: Skincare Toiletries

I can’t believe we have a week left before I embark on my journey to Hong Kong with my boyfriend and his brother. It seems like a LONG time ago since we actually decided to go and went to purchase the tickets. I can’t believe how fast time passed and now it’s down to the last minute preparations, last minute hanging out with friends, last minute doctor appointments to make sure everything’s good to go. Anyway! Enough babbling.

I am USUALLY the type of person to overpack, but as this is a type of trip where I am expected to make a lot of purchases, I have done my best and only packed what I’m using every day.

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1. Formula 10.0.6 Deep Down Detox Ultra-Cleansing Mud Mask (With Orange and Bergamot)
2. essie’s Millionails Treatment with Fiber Shield and Iron Strength
8. Urban Decay’s allnighter

I’m not going to lie, I’m a little nervous about the pollution level in Hong Kong. I’ve been to SE Asia but have been mostly indoors so things weren’t that big of a deal, but Hong Kong is a walking city and you can best believe I will be out and about as much as possible whenever and wherever possible. Because of that, I’m hoping a detoxifying mud mask would do just the trick. I’ve used it plenty of times before and it’s got a very nice citrus fragrant. As a mud mask, it does harden into a clay-like texture so I really hope the boys won’t be terrified when I walk out of the room at night with my skincare regime on. Sorry boys, a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. 😉 Continue reading