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The Twelve Cup Cafe // Penang

I recently went to Penang and stumbled across this cafe while I was in a taxi, so I decided to pay a visit when I was free! I was pleasantly surprised at how good the drinks and foods were.
Iced Americano, Tiramisu Crepe Cake, Belgium Chocolate

I don't drink coffee so I did not try the Americano, although according to my boyfriend, he says it is good. I am not sure what kind of beans they used. 

The Tiramisu Crepe Cake is delicious! I love how light and fluffy it is, I could have went for a second serving if I wasn't super full. 

I really enjoyed the Belgium Chocolate drink too, it is one of the very few flavored drinks that I could finish. I always go for water, but since I was feeling adventurous I decided to go for the chocolate. No regrets as on my second visit, I went for the same drink too! 

Soup of the day: Cream of Mushroom
Belgium Chocolate
 I love this mushroom soup as it is not super creamy. I hate it when Cream Of Mushroom tastes nothing like mushroom but just dairy! The presentation is super cute too. The mushrooms are blended really fine so it is super smooth.

Mushroom Aglio Olio with Squid Ink Pasta
This pasta is so good but very spicy! I couldn't finish and thank god my boyfriend loved it so he basically chowed it down!

I actually forgot how much each food item cost individually, however the mushroom soup together with the pasta and the chocolate drinks are only $13sgd! It is so affordable, and if I were to have this exact same meal in Singapore, I would most probably have to pay $20 and above. 

Huge Korean Sheetmasks + Beauty Giveaway!! // Rules

Hello everyone! As I mentioned before, I am going to be doing another giveaway after so long.
Here are most of the items that I will be giving away! I will add in more bits and pieces and upload them here <3

Etude House Lip Masks, Innisfree Green Tea Serum, Etude House Eye-Base Eyeshadow

Coloured Raine Eyeshadow in Smores, Catrice The Nude Blossom Eyeshadow Palette, Etude House Soft Touch Lipliner #4, Tony Moly Facetone Creamy Tip Concealer W02,
 Etude House Kissable Lip Smooth Care, The Face Shop Blush OR03, Catrice Light & Shadow Contouring Blush in 020
MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask

Etude House Sheet Masks
Hyaluronic Acid, Strawberry and Aloe

Innisfree it's Real Rice Sheet Masks
The Face Shop Soothing & Hydrating Sheet Masks

How to enter?
1. Follow me on my instagram account! @stylebylynn 
2. Comment and Tag 2 friends on my Instagram giveaway post!

How to increase your chances?
Repost any of the giveaway pictures above onto your PUBLIC Instagram account with the hashtag #STYLEBYLYNNGA

This giveaway will end on the 14th of July and is open internationally! Winners will be personally notified by me through Instagram DM!

If you are above 18, please get your parents consent.

Good luck! <3

Etude House Any Cushion All Day Perfect // Review + Swatch



Etude House has recently released a new cushion foundation in Korea, the Any Cushion All Day Perfect SPF 50+ PA++ and it will be coming to our shores on the 1st of June in all Etude House stores! Keep your eyes peeled on their social media as they are pretty active there. The cushion will retail for $32SGD, it comes with the case, the refill as well as the brand new Any Fitting Puff.

This new puff is thicker than their regular puff currently used in their cushion foundation range, and is made with elastic micro fiber that helps to allow even application on your skin. In addition, this puff helps to build more coverage with just one layer than their regular puff.

Have you ever wanted to change your cushion puff or felt embarrassed to use it in public because of how dirty the puff looks where your fingers slide in? Well apparently, Etude House has taken that into consideration and came up with a contamination proof coating that will help reduce the chances of staining the external side of your puff!



The puff was ultra pillowy and thick, which makes the application process really comfortable and easy. Using the puff gave me more coverage and is more long-lasting while the beauty blender provided a more natural look.

On to the cushion itself, it is a regular cushion filled with the foundation. It has a clean and refreshing smell, similar to the Any Cushion Cream Filter and does fade away instantaneously after applying it on to the skin. The amount of product the cushion holds is 0.49oz which is also 14g.

Now that we have the technical stuff out of the way, let's get on to the review! I've worn this cushion for 5 days straight, tested it out with different primers as well as different techniques of application. I am in the shade Sand, have oily skin and slightly enlarged pores around my nose for reference.

My favorite primer to use is the Fix & Fix Pore Primer and the Tone-Up Primer in 02 Mint (review coming up soon!), the foundation seems to blend in more seamlessly with this two primer underneath. I am in love with my beauty blender, however this time round I actually do prefer using the puff more which was surprising!

This cushion promises to provide 24 hours long-lasting makeup that gives you the perfect coverage, smooth adherence to the skin! It truly does live up to its claims, except for the 24 hours part as I believe nobody should ever wear foundation for that long. However, my foundation did last for 12 hours with one minimal touch up and that is very very impressive.

No foundation

Half face

Full face 

Makeup done!


It did cling on to some dry patches on my cheek, I spent a little more time to blend and thankfully it blended like a dream, did not appear cakey at all throughout the day. My uneven skin was transformed and looked radiant, all thanks to the Roll Spread Technology that Etude House has utilized with this new cushion.

Roll Spread Technology is a 2 step process whereby the color pigments are actually roll spread so that the pigments will be super fine and not clumpy, before mixing it with the Any Cushion All Day Perfect formula.

Nothing is ever perfect of course, one important thing to note though, if you have oily eyelids it is best to set them with powder. I tested this foundation for a day without setting it with powder and it did settled into some fine lines, nothing too serious though as it can be fixed with a bit of blending with the puff.

Will you buy this cushion when it is launched in Singapore? Let me know your thoughts!
xoxo,
lynn




Kylie Cosmetics & Comparison Dupe! Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Color // Review + Lip Swatches on Asian Skin Tone

I've recently found out this brand through COMA Makeup, and bought 5 of them to try out! They are super affordable, retailing at only $9.90 I think it is a pretty good steal! I've tested all of these colors for at least a week, and I finally have my thoughts on them.



Jordana claims that these liquid lippies are lightweight, I beg to differ, even though they feel very comfortable on the lips after applying it, my lips feels like they are a piece of dry land after a few hours. I recommend to scrub your lips and moisturize them super well the night before!

It settles into the lines of my lips, which is something that I have come to terms with because literally all liquid lipstick that I've tried does this. In addition, they definitely do not last up to 16 Hours as it comes off pretty easily if you are eating something really oily, especially on the sides of my lips.

Unless you are not stuffing your face with food, it stays on really well throughout the day. It is transfer proof though! Also, I really love the applicator as it hugs my bottom lips, I will attach a close up so you will see what I mean. It makes it so easy for me to apply, application is a breeze!



Overall, I like this liquid lipstick. It is drying but I always change my lipstick throughout the day and apply lip balm so it is not a problem for me. I will definitely buy more, Sugarberry crumble is next on my list!

02 Strawberry Cheesecake is a bright warm pink that instantly brightens up my complexion. I love to wear this when I have no makeup other than my eyebrows on since it acts as a highlighter for my entire face. This is actually more drying that than rest of the colors. I tried to apply another layer as some came off after munching on my burger, and it look as pretty as before!



07 Tiramisu is a warm deep pinky nude, it is pretty similar to 09 Rose Macaron, just a little deeper. This is my favorite color as it goes well with any kind of makeup, the perfect MLBB color. It glides on perfectly and is not patchy!


09 Rose Macaron is a cool tone mid-berry color, and this is a perfect dupe for Kylie's Posie K. Kylie's definitely more moisturizing and more comfortable to wear compared to Rose Macaron, however if you are in the market for an affordable alternative, Rose Macaron is pretty good too. This is not patchy at all, I get an even beautiful application with just one swipe.

Rosie K on top, Rose Macaron on the bottom

11 Red Velvet Cake is a beautiful burgundy wine color, my second favorite kind of red to wear! It applies a little patchy though, but nothing too crazy that is is obvious from afar. It is difficult to layer on, so I strongly suggest using a coat each for the top and bottom to prevent from applying another layer.

Mary Jo K on top, Red Velvet Cake on the bottom


22 Cinnamon Toast is a deep cool tone brown. It is definitely not a every day color if you have fair skin, however I actually tried this on my boyfriend who is much darker than me, and it looks amazing on him! A very pretty natural lippie option if you darker skin tone. This is applies just as good as the pink one, although it may get patchy if you put on too much.




I hope this swatch post is useful for anyone who is interested in Jordana’s liquid lippie! Thank you for reading :)

xx
lynn


Etude House Wonder Fun Park Eyeshadow Palettes // Review + Swatches



Etude House limited release are always so aesthetically pleasing! When I first saw the promotional pictures for the Wonder Fun Park products, I was super excited to buy literally everything. The eyeshadow palettes caught my eye and I made sure to get my hands on both.

There are 2 palettes, one for the day and another for the night. My favorite palette is surprisingly the night palette (#2), the beautiful holographic glitter shadows are not what I would typically go for, but I would totally wear it on a girls night out!

Here is a little tip, the glitter shadows do not swatch well, however if you use a synthetic brush and spritz a little Mac Fix Plus, they will look so much more vibrant on your eyelid. It also helps to minimize the glitter fall outs.

The mattes are buttery soft as usual, which is not a surprise to me. Their mattes never disappoints! The base shadows, are very close to my skin color hence they do not seem to be very pigmented.



The day palette is also pretty good as well (just look at the black), the only disappointing shade will be the soft pink on the second row. I expected it to be a beautiful sheen of pink, texture wise similar to the blue beside it, however it has no pigmentation at all. I was really keen on creating a soft feminine look using the pink as the focus color on my eyelid, so what I did was to mix the pink and the more salmon-y color.



If you were to ask me which palette to get, I will strongly recommend getting both. You will be getting different textures, and thus be able to create more dimensional looks! Glitter is so fun to use at night, but do not let my words restrict you if you love glitter in the day as well.

Packaging wise, the eye shadow pans are a little loose, similar to the Pink Skull collection. Just press the shadow back and it should be fine. I really love how compact the palettes are, it is so convenient to bring them along when I travel.

They also released 5 shades of the Dear My Blooming Lips Talk in this collection. I only got one color as I have too many lipsticks, and the other colors didn't really appeal to me. RD318 in Chiffon is a beautiful warm red pink. It brightens up my face and makes my complexion looks so much nicer without any foundation.



The Chiffon formula is actually my favorite lipstick formula from Etude House. It stays on pretty well, however it is not transfer proof. The smell reminds me of berries, it is not overpowering and it goes away almost instantaneously after applying it. If you see them in stores, I recommend you to snag it up!

I did not get the blush and the highlighter because it did not look promising based on the brush swatch I did in stores.. These products are actually on 50% discount right now, which is why I decided to post this review despite it being released so long ago. Hopefully this post has helped some of you out.

Thank you for reading as always, please leave me a comment telling me your favorite Wonder Fun Park product if you have tried any!
xoxo,
lynn