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Weekly Photo Challenge – Summer Must-Haves!

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This is the first time I am participating in this photo challenge that Yumeko has come up with! Got this know about this through Haru’s blog and thought it was quite fun, but never got around to joining in one till now 😀


This week’s challenge is about Summer’s Must-Have. Well, for Singapore it’s summer all year round so this is easy for me!

Let’s get started 😀

1. Base Makeup – [sunscreen,powder,foundation,bbcream, whatever you use in the heat/humidity of summer]


(From left to right)

A) Kose’s Ultimation Primer – I got this some time back but didn’t use much of it since I am not a primer person but now I’ve started to use it daily again as a form of sunscreen too and also as a base for BB creams that are difficult to spread evenly. I really like this because it is super easy to apply due to its liquidy form, also absorbs real quick too! I checked on Kose’s website and this doesn’t seem to be available anymore or maybe they changed the packaging.

B) Maybelline BB Cream – this provides medium coverage and is very easy to apply. If I want more coverage I would use a concealer but on lazy days (like today!), I would just go out with this on my face without even applying a primer.

C) Maybelline BB Stick – this is medium to high coverage and I find that using a brush gives a better effect rather than using my fingers to spread it out. It is able to last quite well throughout the day, but the oil control is not as good as it claims (for me anyway) so I blot mid-day.

2. Point Makeup [blush,eyeshadow,whatever you use in the heat/humidity of summer]

I’ve been enjoying Dior’s Nude Tan Healthy Glow Enhancing Powder and Benefit’s Hervana blush for a healthy glow.

For summer days, eyeliner is never meant to be strong but we still need it to stay well. My new found love is Dollywink’s liquid liner (how cute is the packaging!). To prevent it from looking too strong, I usually soften is with a pencil liner, color depending on my eye makeup. I’ve been using Victoria’s Secret’s pencil liner in brown to line 3/4 of my lower lash line for a softer look, and it doesn’t not smudge. Amazing stuff.

3. Sunglasses/Hat/Anything you are wearing to block out the sun’s harmful rays

I use sunglasses mostly during driving. Those are on my car so I just took a picture of 2 other sunglasses I have lying around the room.

4. Deodorant/Body Spray/Perfume [whatever you are using to make yourself smell good]

I’ve never tried using deodorant until recently and I choose to try out Dove. So far I’m really liking it because it is a very gentle smell and lasts really well too! Parika is a hair cologne, something that I got when I was in Tokyo for a summer. I use it on day-old hair so it won’t be gross-smelling and it lasts very well too! Everything lasts pretty well for me so I don’t think I am a good guide hahahha. The last item I have is a scent I am currently obsessed with – Bodyshop’s Moroccan Rose EDT. To smell of roses on  a hot summer day sounds pretty awesome to me :p

5. Other must-haves for Summer

My Koji Etiquette & Travel Eye Makeup Cleansing Swab that is handy when I’m out and need to remove makeup that has strayed. Another is La Roche-Posay’s thermal spring water that is always refreshing on the face if it’s too hot. I’m using the Clean&Clear oil blotting sheets for mid-day blotting and I love this because it smells of grapefruit. Lastly, it is my leopard print scrunchie that keeps my hair out of the face.


This has been fun and I will try to take part in more of the weekly photo challenges! Anyone is welcome to participate, if you do, leave a comment and I will be sure to check your post out. Xx











Written by whitepaperroses

August 5, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Posted in Weekly Photo Challenge

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  1. Thanks for joining in! I’m curious to try the Maybelline BB cream stick, will probably pick it up on my next trip to Japan! Love the Hervana blush too 🙂


    August 5, 2012 at 2:55 PM

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