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Nosy Beauty Vol. 18: Alene

On this week’s edition of Nosy Beauty, I have none other than Alene of Paper Kitties. I found Alene’s blog through the bntgirls network, set up by bnt news. We were part of the same batch. 🙂 Paper Kitties is full of posts about beauty, lifestyle, and travel.

Hi everyone, my name is Alene! Whilst I work as a full time Accountant in Singapore, I take great joy in being a part-time lifestyle and beauty blogger 🙂 I suppose you can say that this is where I get to destress from work and do something I absolutely love. I am also an instagram addict (follow me at Paperkitties) who loves posting snapshots of my daily life.

Travelling and experimenting skincare products are my favourite so I reckon these two topics tend to be written much more passionately than the others. In June 2013, I was announced as the Laneige Ambassador for Singapore and it had since opened doors of opportunity for me that I can’t be more grateful of!

“Less is more” has always been my beauty philosophy.. mainly due to the fact that I just do not suit heavy makeup! I have since mastered the K-beauty natural look which is the one look I used for almost every occasion! Ok yes, I tend to be quite boring when it comes to experimenting bold looks :S

The above are my essentials for my everyday look:
Laneige BB Cushion
Benefit Brow Zings
NARS blusher in Gaiety (love the sweet pinky hue it gives)
Laneige Volume Setting Mascara (I only use mascaras when I have events after work, otherwise I would just skip this step altogether)
Laneige Multi Shaping Eyeliner in Black
Kiehl’s Lip Balm
MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer

These products gives off the very minimal and natural look without clogging my pores. I do not believe in using primer despite having oily skin as they tend to cause breakouts, so I make sure I touch up and hydrate my skin (w face mist) often!

The MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer deserves a special mention as it is the holy grail of my entire cosmetic collection. I have been relying heavily on it for 4 years and was devastated when I found out this was discountinued earlier on this year. It blends naturally into my skin and conceals the neccessary without looking too cakey. If there is only one item I am allowed to use for the rest of my life, this is the one!

Last but not least, the most important of it all… Here’s whats in my make up pouch!
Laneige Water Supreme Finishing Pact
Laneige Professional Selection Blusher in Pink Gradation (comes with a brush)
Laneige Art Play Waterproof Liner (I swear by this since it is the only eyeliner I’ve used so far that doesn’t smudge. Furthermore, it comes in 2 colours~)
Bobbi Brown Lash Glamour Extreme Lengthening Mascara (I am not particular when it comes to mascaras so I tend to pop in whichever sample size I have available)
Mirenesse Velvet Lip Lift Moisture Shine (Love the natural pinky hue without being overly glossy)

My lovely pouch is bought in Topshop ages ago and these are the items I always have in my pouch to touch up and for last minute events – very compact and handy. Being the Laneige Ambassador, I admit to owning a lot of Laneige products and using them regularly since my skin loves the brand and tend to be less oily when I do so. I also love how the foundations comes with SPF so I can skip applying sunblock on my skin altogether! If you noticed, I tend to stir away from lipsticks and eyeshadows (which is why they weren’t mentioned in this post) as they are only reserved for special events 🙂

Thank you, Alene, for this week’s post. I hope you guys enjoyed it. Would you like to take a guess at whose bag we’ll be peeking into next week?


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