I’m no stranger to hot hair tools. In fact, I’ve come to a point in my life that without them, my look isn’t really complete. Because I’m not blessed with gorgeous hair that I could get out of bed and straight out the door, I need to make use of these tools to put my look together in the mornings.

I get intrigued whenever I see a new hair tool in the market, and I’m always on the lookout for new and improved versions of such helpful hair products. So I’m always on the net, fishing for new hair products to try out. And today, I want to share my thoughts on a mini 2 in 1 hair straightener and curler from Babyliss (Model number MCS69PK) that I purchased from Qoo10.

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COMPACT SERIES

Yes, this hair straightener is THAT tiny! As part of their compact series, the size of this mini baby is a great option for travel. I thought getting a portable hair tool would be beneficial for times like staycations, vacations or even times where I’ll need to help my boyfriend’s young nieces to doll up their hair.

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16MM CERAMIC STRAIGHTENER PLATE & ANODIZED SIDE PLATES

Unlike a curling tong, how you use this tool as a curler differs from how you would use a hot iron tong. Instead of rolling the hair around the barrel, curling of hair with this 2 in 1 hot tool is similar to how you would curl your hair if you were to use a straightener. The only difference is that this baby has anodized curved side plates that are able to help curl more of your hair.

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180°C QUICK HEAT UP

Unfortunately, there is an absence of a choice of heat and they only have an On/Off switch that raises the heat to 180°C straight away. On the flip side, the plates heat up rather quickly so no time is wasted waiting for the plates to heat up!

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CURL/STRAIGHT RESULTS

To demonstrate how it works as a 2 in 1 hair curler and straightener, I have curled a portion of my left side and straighten a portion of my right side.

STRAIGHTEN:
I felt that it straightens pretty well! The plates glide through my hair decently without strands of hair getting stuck, which could be annoying. The heat is hot and thus able to produce great results. However, I would recommend to use a heat protectant before heat treating your hair.

A down side is that because this is a mini hot hair tool, the plates are of smaller size and thus require you to straighten in more batches.

CURL:
As a curler, I felt it didn’t fair too badly as well! However, because the curve plates are only on 1 side, it could need some practising and some time before getting used to curling on the correct side. However, curls were bouncy and healthy looking.

The same down side would be due to the smaller size plates, I have to work in smaller batches and thus my curls were tighter and smaller. But still pretty nonetheless!

Also note that the spring of the tool is a little stiff. Thus, together with the small size of the curler/straightener, my hands got a little tired after some time.

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After trying it on myself, I thought this would be suitable for kids and proceeded to try it out on my boyfriend’s niece!

THE RESULTS?

AMAZING! The size fits kids perfectly so curls are proportionate to their heads. Doesn’t the curls sit gorgeously on her face?

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If you’re interested, I bought this Babyliss 2 in 1 straightener and curler from a seller at Qoo10 for a total of S$24.90, with the product priced at S$15.90 and shipping at S$9. The item was shipped directly from South Korea but the delivery was rather fast, only around 4 days!

In conclusion, I think it’s a great tool to have in your stash but definitely not something that is a must-get.

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I love clothes. I can’t deny that. Although I may not be the most fashionable person, I still love fashion. And with that, I shall just jump right into introducing TwS to you. A Canadian womenswear brand now based in HK, they are a womenswear label founded in 2011, and are currently selling in different parts of the world. Locally, they can be found on Mythology, Society A, Simplicti, and Inverted Edge.

TwS; show the world from inside out, is a brand with attitude.

“Our ambition is to create clean yet edge clothing that plays with graphic silhouettes, clever tailoring an underlying hint of grunge twist to each piece. We also believe that all women shine through her own confidence, therefore, not only do we beautify their outer layers, we also ensure they feel good from inside as well. As a result, our lingerie line is born and celebrate our ultimate moot; show the world from inside out.” – TwS

SPRING/SUMMER 2015 Collection “Breezy Carousel”

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AUTUMN/WINTER 16 Collection “TRANquility”

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TWISTED SISTERS

Twisted Sisters, on the other hand, is their subline. An exclusive line on Zalora, for the younger and hip audiences at more affordable prices.

They have generously sent me 2 items of my choices and these are the 2 that I have chose. You can see what they offer at their brand page at Zalora. I love many of their stuff and could definitely see myself purchasing in the future!

SPARROW DAY TOP

The 1st top that I have chosen is a monochrome neoprene-like fabric top. I have already worn it a couple of times and loved the diversity of this piece. With a a-line skirt, I could pull it off as a formal office wear or could pair it with denim shorts for a casual day out. One thing is that due to the nature of the fabric, it tends to get quite hot after a while, especially in Singapore’s weather. So I tend to wear this when I know most of my day would be spent indoors.

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ALESSIA PRINTED SWEATER

This 2nd piece is sort of out of my comfort zone but I love it! It is again, a white base top but this time with contrasting colours forming a Aztec-like print. You may think that the additional cut out details on the sleeves may be a little too much, but it pairs nicely with the pops of colours. 2 zippers lined at the bottom of the piece makes it versatile as well. I’ve worn it as a tunic with tight jeans and also as a top with shorts!

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To see more of what TwS offers, check them out!

http://www.twisted-sis.com/

[Product was sponsored for my honest review. I’m not affiliated with the company.]

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Recently, I’m obsessed with how Koreans apply their makeup and in particular, their use of BB Cushions. These foundation-soaked sponges are not new to me and I have used up a couple of them in the past. However, I have always used either Laneige’s or Etude House’s and I really wanted to try other alternatives within the market. So I went online and was pretty overwhelmed with the wide array of BB Cushions choices. There are just so many different kinds of them now!

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Finally, I settled on trying IOPE with high hopes. The brand has garnered many votes from beauty lovers and raves from many. However, the brand has yet to invade the local market here in Singapore and I could only get it online. On the bright side, there are quite a number of online shopping websites that offer IOPE and after much research, I went for Qoo10, getting my IOPE fix from the seller Golden Fishery.

If you are wondering, nope, this is not an advertorial and I purchased it myself. It costs S$34.90 (Case + 2 refills) with a fixed shipping cost of S$3.90. I got with a few other items so shipping is divided among them.

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Their Air Cushion XP comes in different kinds. Namely Natural, Intense Cover, Matte Finish just to name a few. They even offer one just for men! I purchased both Natural and Intense Cover, both in the shade 21 since I use Laneige’s in Shade 21 and the colour fits me quite well. Similar to other BB Cushions, IOPE comes with a free refill included in the package.

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Now what’s cool is that the case is interchangeable regardless of what cushion you bought from IOPE. And that is also why the casing does not reflect the kind of finish that you purchased. So I got just the refill for the Natural finish so I can just pop it in my Intense finish case once I’m done with it.

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Just like any other BB Cushions products, it comes with a blue-based sponge that distributes the foundation evenly on the skin. With a tapping (not brushing nor spreading!) motion, skin is quickly covered up to a flawless finish. BB Cushions are convenient, easy and works great while giving the desired look.

The only downside to me is that the product runs out pretty quickly! That is also probably why they provide a free refill but it sometimes hurts my heart thinking it’s gone that quickly.

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BEFORE/AFTER

I have not used IOPE’s other finishes yet however I’m really loving their Intense finish! You can see the before/after on my nose as shown below. My pores are covered and skintone evened out. The foundation doesn’t cakes up and it looks pretty natural to me. Most importantly, it’s not sticky and feels lightweight on the skin. Needless to say, I’m really loving how it feels and looks.

Both pictures below are NOT PHOTOSHOPPED so you can see the real finish of the product and are only retouched to adjust the lighting. Thought I would put it out there just because.

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In conclusion, I feel that it’s a great product which works for me and I would recommend you to try it out too. However, the downside is that there isn’t much choices of colours but that applies to all BB Cushions in general. If you could get your hands on an IOPE Air Cushion XP, try it out and let me know your thought! :)

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