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Welcome to MISSY LOIS

Missy Lois is a beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog based in the beautiful island of Singapore.

Created solely for the purpose of sharing my own experiences with anyone who loves beauty, fashion and all the good things in life. I particularly have a love for the organic and natural so be prepared to see a fair bit of that here! Read, enjoy, have a good laugh and share your own bits of life with me!

 

Love,

Missy Lois

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Pure colours of nature: Sante Naturkosmetic Kajal Eyeline No. 6

If there’s anything I’m particular about when it comes to make up, it’s eye make up.

Eyes are about the most vulnerable and exposed feature on your face. Whatever make up goes on your eyes will end up going in, at least a little. But over a long period of time, a little becomes a very significant amount.

The bottom line is, your eyes need to be protected.

It hasn’t been proven that the chemicals in make up causes cancer or other diseases but I very much prefer to be on the safe side (read: this is my own preference). And if it’s yours too, I have a natural eyeliner pencil which is an absolute favorite of mine.

Presenting…

Sante Naturkosmetik Kajal Eyeliner Pencil No.6

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Made in Germany, Sante cosmetics (with the exception of nail polish) are certified natural cosmetics, gluten-free and has vegan products! Best of all for me, it’s not animal tested 🙂

This range of eyeliner pencils come in many colors such as deep black, and metallic blue. I chose deep brown because it’s more natural looking than black but still gives sharper, more defined eyes black would give.

Here’s how it looks on my skin:

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I usually use just for tight lining my waterline, since I’m a huge fan of subtle make up, and not on the eyelids itself. The texture is smooth and creamy, and easy to come off onto skin.

After tight lining:

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One drawback, is how easily it comes of the skin too. And because of that, I find that it does not last me through the day (maximum half day).

If you want smoky eyes, it gives a very good smudging effect and comes with a soft sponge for blending too:

And guess what.

It can double as an eyebrow pencil too! 2 for the price of one! So I can forgo an extra eyebrow pencil when going out 🙂

What do you think of Sante’s eyeliner? What’s your favorite eyeliner?

Love,
Missy Lois

D.I.Y: Banana Beer volumnising hair mask

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Banana and what??

I get that.

I really do love organic and natural beauty products and am in the midst of trying to change all if not most of my beauty products to certified organic and natural ones. It’s a tough journey, but I will get there eventually, watch me!

So I went about searching for a good recipe for a DIY hair mask because I simply love having great hair. Nice, healthy hair is as important as having a clear skin to me.

I’m not blessed with thick voluminous hair so the first thing I went about looking for, was a volumnising hair mask. For all who aren’t aware of it yet, beer is, and has been used as a natural volumnising and shine product for quite a while and some celebrities swear on it!

Now time to get our hands dirty!

RECIPE:

2 Ripe bananas
1 Tablespoon Honey (I used acacia honey cause it smells great)
1/2 cup of Flat beer

1. Mash the bananas till it forms a paste
2. Add the honey
3. Let the beer sit out for a while till it becomes flat, stir it or pour it into alternating cups to quicken the process.
4. Best to wear a hair mask to avoid mess
5. Let it sit for 1-2 hours
6. Wash off and shampoo as normal

TIPS:

Use a beer with a higher yeast content i.e. Dark beer

The end result was good for me, my hair definitely felt stronger and thicker which gave it more volume. Shine wasn’t much. However, the smell of beer and banana was stuck in my hair for a day. Not too pleasant.

Verdict? I would do it, not frequently perhaps, for the extra volume I get. The smell kind puts me off though. Imagine, walking around smelling like beer.

Still, it’s a completely natural way of adding that extra oomph to your hair! Think stronger, thicker hair. Don’t expect an Adele bouffant though.

What are your thoughts on it? Any favourite hair masks? Share them!

Love,
Missy Lois

Face therapy: Israel Origin Clay Mask

I confess. I am obsessed with face masks. Peel offs, overnights, mud masks whatever. I love how they’re so therapeutic, and how one mask can have so many goodness in it. It’s like a 3-in-1 thing.

Yet, despite my obsession, I haven’t really gotten down to trying clay masks for some reason. Until this little baby came my way~

Nature Republic Israel Origin Clay Mask in Pink Clay & Paprika

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Nature republic is a brand from Korea and this clay mask contains clay from the Dead Sea in Israel which helps to purify the skin, tighten pores and absorb sebum. Sounds fantastic already, doesn’t it?

It comes in a pretty baby blue tub. Unfortunately the instructions and ingredients at the back are all in Korean, so it took me some research to find out how to use it correctly.

The clay is thick and smooth and spreads very well. Just cover your entire face after washing, and let it sit for about 10-15 minutes till it dries and hardens before washing off with warm water.

At the end of every application, my face is visible brighter and feels smoother. My pores do seem smaller than usual. However, it does give my skin a healthy, radiant glow which is why I will absolutely continue using this product.

If I can actually find it… It was a gift from a friend who went to Korea and I cannot find any Nature Republic stores in Singapore. Online perhaps?

I usually use it in the day when I am in need of a quick soothing therapeutic session and boy is it heavenly alright. The fragrance is light and relaxing which I love because heavily scented products turn me away.

Hits: Generous amount in tub and the mask gives my skin a healthy glow

Misses: None actually. Yay for Israel Origin Clay mask!

Anyone tried this before? What are some of your favourite clay masks? Leave a comment below and share!

Love,
Missy Lois

A tangled affair- John Masters Condtioner

I have a love-hate relationship with long hair. Sure, it makes me look good. At least better than I ever will in short hair. It’s long, nicely curled and a lovely shade of brown.

Thing is.

It’s tangled. It’s terribly, horrifically tangled. Everytime I run a comb through (even with a wide tooth comb), it never makes it past the halfway mark.

I’ve tried all sorts of conditioners but none gave me long lasting smooth tresses. Until, I found my elixir.

Tah-Dah

John Masters Lavender & Avocado Intensive Conditioner

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The first thing that attracted me was the naturalness of the product. All John Master’s products have to meet strict requirements, with ingredients that are 70-100% organic content.

Bonus: No animal testing!

Squeeze out an amount of about the size of half a teaspoon and apply it to wet, clean hair after shampooing. I usually leave it on for as long as I can up to 5 minutes and wash it off.

This is where the magic happens. My hair is tangle free, even after all the ruffling with a towel. After it dries, my hair feels soft, smooth and is shiny.

The natural lavender oil in this product gives it its lovely, relaxing fragrance, and my hair never smelled better after a shower. I was walking around with a hair mustache for a while, sniffing my hair like a glue addict.

The result? I’m set for a long time with this organic conditioner.

Read more about John Masters Organics at their website here!

Have any favourite conditioner? Leave a comment and tell me about it!

Love,
Missy Lois

China Glaze for The Hunger Games

If you haven’t watched the highly commended Hunger Games in the theatres, well, you should. I am no fan of the series, but the movie is a definite great watch. I was never bored, not even for a fraction of a second.

For fans of the series, exciting news!

China Glaze has collaborated with Lionsgate to roll out a new collection of nail lacquer- China Glaze “Colours from the Capitol” Collection

Even with talk about how the whole series is over-hyped, this collection deserves every bit the raving review it has gotten from fans and non-fans alike. With one colour for every district, we have, a stunning array of 12 different colours.

To take a look at the whole collection, just hop over to China Glaze’s website.

Out of the 12, I got myself 2 at a flea I happened to pass by. At $7 each, it was a steal! The usual retail price for China Glaze is around 15 bucks. Imagine the excitement I felt 🙂

District 9 (Grain) : Harvest Moon

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Harvest Moon is a coppery brown, a real lovely autumn colour. I admit, I’m a fan of autumny colours. The warm brown makes it wearable and the tinge of metallic glitter glams up this shade.

This photo shows Harvest Moon with two coats applied (do kindly pardon the bad painting). Application is rather simple and the formula settles into a smooth coat once dry even though it may seem a little bumpy straight after application.

District 5 (Power): Electrify

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Fitting it’s name to a tee, the glitter lacquer is every bit an eye-stopper. It’s loud, it’s furious and the combination of red and golden glitter is simply electrifying.

This was after 2 coats of glitter (on the ring finger). Coverage was surprisingly even and I didnt have to apply too many times to cover the entire nail.

I thought it was a bit too much if every one of my nails were in this shade so to tone down the brightness of the glitter, I painted the rest of my nails in Harvest Moon. And personally, I think the two together makes a gorgeous team.

See how the bright red and gold glitter brightens up the duller copper shade without being too overly loud? It reminds me so much of the dazzling red, yellow and brown of autumn leaves.

This is a simple yet fun way of wearing the Capitol Colours. The rest of the 10 colours are definitely on my wish list. Read it, watch it, now you can wear it! Give it a try and have fun!

What do you think of the collection? Leave a comment and tell me about it!

Love,

Missy Lois