Part 1 Back from Singapore: Haul

Time flew by so quickly and it feels like it was just yesterday that I was packing my stuff to leave.

We flew via Frankfurt with Lufthansa (big mistake, never again). Let me say that the flight was extremely crammed and there was barely space to walk, which is a big NO for me since my legs swell up to epic proportions (I gain up to 4 pounds in the airplane from fluid retention). Even thought I was wearing my compression stockings, and walking every 30-60 min, there was very little space to exercise the legs in the aisle.

Besides that…the total flight time was 16 hrs, which…well…compared to Finnair’s 11 hrs, you can definitely ‘feel’ the extra 5 hours in terms of fatigue/exhaustion etc…

I suffered from mild jet lag while going there, but quite bad one while coming back home.

It also does not help that I do love Singapore and I wish I could move there: I somehow feel at home there. I do not feel like a stranger, unlike here. So I have been feeling quite sad to be back here. But fingers crossed I will work out a way to move out 🙂

The weather was awesome in Singapore and its so green and fresh! 🙂 I will hopefully post pictures of my trip on the next instalment of my post. But for now, I wanted to share with you my haul. I do not haul in this amount often (probably the last time was last year spring, in London), and I do it when I travel abroad where there are things that I have no access to here and things that I have been wanting for a while.

Lets start by parts, shall we? 🙂


As you may know, I am very big in skincare. I love to try different things and for me…the base for a good make up is a nice & healthy skin. This being said…I have found a skincare routine that works wonders for me (I barely get acne nowadays…I broke out in very small pimples due to the flight stress, but besides that…nothing), so I was mainly looking for items that would complement my routine and in the same vein as my current routine. That is: not face creams and no face cleansers in the form of soap/cream/foam/gel. Just oils.


  • Kose Sekkisei Supreme Whitening Herbal Oil
  • Kose Sekkisei Clear whitening mask
  • Kose Sekkisei brightening mask (herbal esthetic)
  • Kose Seikisho wipe-off lotion
  • Fresh Sugar face polish
  • Shu Uemura Tsuya youth regenerator
  • Samples of: Shu Uemura ultime 8, whit efficient line, Cle de peau line, fresh soy cleanser, etude pearl max, belief serum + face mask, PureHeal’s propolis 80 cream
  • Nivea UVwhitening serum for body spf25
  • Lactacyd white intimate

Make up:

Because what is a haul if it doesn’t consist of make up, right? 😛 😛


  • Shu Uemura Takashi Murakami eyelash curler
  • Shu Uemura Tsuya Uv Base
  • Shu Uemura instant-glow
  • Shu Uemura dual fit pressed powder in lavender
  • Shu Uemura empty eyeshadow case
  • Shu Uemura eyeshadows in G Orange 251, G copper 261, G purple 745
  • Stila Metal foil eyeshadow in Comex gold
  • Etude eyeshadow OR202
  • Kate Shiny eyes BR-1
  • Kate Rouge hg BE-33
  • Tarte amazonian clay waterproof concealer in Fair
  • Sephora Pro brow 20 brush
  • Ardell colour impact eyelashes Plum
  • Duo adhesive in clear
  • Kate lash extension mascara BK-1
  • Lunasol control base EX01
  • Cle de peau refining fluid foundation I10
  • Cle de peau luminizing enhancer base
  • Rachel K Mineral color control CC
  • UD de slick spray
  • Fresh brown sugar fragrance
  • Samples of: Tarte amazonian clay blush, Etude: bb cream cotton fit, CC cream silky, CC cream glow, Baby choux base,

I know, I know what you want to see: swatches!!!!! 🙂

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L to R: Shu Uemura Instant-Glow, Cle de Peau refining fluid foundation I10, Rachel K original CC cream, Kose Whitening foundation B0-300, Koh Gen do Maifashi 001, Tarte amazonian clay concealer in waterproof

The Kose and the Cle de peau oxidised the most, so hopefully with the anti-oxidation primer they will stay more stable 🙂

So here are swatches of some of the pale stuff I found. Some paler than others. Some I bought for its texture rather than exact match.

Hair stuff:


  • Ouidad Curl conditioner wash
  • Ouidad oil wash
  • Etude cotton pads


  • Stella McCartney x Adidas yoga pants
  • Gap sweaters (black, neon coral and sky blue)
  • Stella McCartney x Adidas violet body
  • Hard rock cafe singapore t-shirt
  • Gardens by the bay t shirt
  • Buddhist Beads
  • Incense
  • Chocolate
  • Candies
  • Zoo mug

My husband’s haul (not everything is pictured):

(I am afraid that my obsession for foundations/TM’s/BB-CC creams has been passed onto him, I have created a monster :O)


  • Clinique happy deodorant (his HG)
  • Sugar advanced lip therapy
  • PureHeal’s propolis 39 CC cream
  • Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer in Natural Radiance
  • Shu Uemura stage performer bb perfector
  • La mer the mist
  • Giorgio Armani Armani Prive Bois d’Encens
  • Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta 10th anniversary (his HG)
  • Etude face masks
  • Aqcua di Parma freebies

And to finish this…I wanted to add a quick look of the day using:


Shu Uemura Tsuya UV base, Kose whitening foundation, Shu Uemura dual fit powder in lavender, Kate shiny eyes BK-1, Kate mascara, Laura mercier Lipgloss, Chantecaille blush. No concealer.

As a side note, my friend Lori is having an awesome blog sale (US based), so if you are interested in some cool items (chantecaille, bobbi brown, bare minerals as well as japanese cosmetic brands) check it out: