Weekly Tidbits #4

Lioele Auto Eyebrow in Gray Black (L) and Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Soft Brunette (R)
Lioele Auto Eyebrow in Gray Black (L) and
Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Soft Brunette (R)

-ONE- Eyebrow pencil. Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Soft Brunette has been and always will be my HG eyebrow pencil (see review). I love its ashy soft brown tone with a slight powdery finish. It always looks so natural. That doesn't stop me from trying new things, though! I came across this Lioele Auto Eyebrow in Gray Black which is about 6 times cheaper than the Hourglass one (US$6 vs US$32). The color isn't a great match but I think it looks even more natural with my black hair. It's also powdery, ashy-toned and I find it easier to build up the color payoff. I'll have a comparison post to show you shortly. If you're interested, you can buy it at Amazon or eBay! :D

-TWO- Bye bye my favorite travel hair dryer. I fried my beloved blow dryer, T3 Featherweight Journey Dryer (Amazon), this week! Ugh! It's been my love for years. I bought it because I needed something portable (the handle is foldable) with dual voltage. It has dual voltage alright (120V/250V) but I forgot to do the most important thing first when I plugged it in an outlet here (Thailand is 220 V): change the voltage selector to the correct voltage! And so it went. Dead. Boom! Gone! %$&T&^$*^%!!

-THREE- Hairspray to set makeup. I came across an article that suggests using hairspray to set your makeup. It will supposedly keep your makeup fresh and shine-free throughout the day. Has anyone actually tried this? Hairspray? Having an acne-prone skin, I would probably never ever in a million years try it but I'm just so curious if it actually works. I think I'll just stick with my Urban Decay All Nighter (US$30; Sephora) or Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix (US$30; Sephora) for now!

Daiso False Eyelash Case
Daiso False Eyelash Case

-FOUR- Daiso. I'm so glad to learn that there is a Daiso store near my house! Daiso sells everything from makeup and stationery to kitchen and dining accessories, toys, home decor, and many more. The draw is every single item in the store has a fixed price of 60 Baht or about US$2! I bought this little false eyelash case from my last visit. It is 3-tiered so it holds 3 pairs of lashes. There's also a little space at the bottom to keep extra falsies. The size is a bit big but the quality is there for the price! I see one on Amazon but it costs almost US$9!

D.U.P Eyelashes Fixer EX
D.U.P Eyelashes Fixer EX

-FIVE- Eyelash glue. If you wear falsies and haven't tried a brush-on eyelash glue, you're missing out! Trust me, it will make your life so much easier. I have just finished my last tube of the D.U.P Eyelashes Fixer EX and reoredered a new one in limited edition Hello Kitty design. I bought it locally but you may find it on eBay. For comparison to the Duo Brush-On Adhesive and Dolly Wink Eyelash Fix Glue, check out this review. Are you using a brush-on type, too? Do you have a favorite to share? I'm always looking to try new things!



  • Hey Jaa,

    I’ve heard of the Lioele one but all the shades look so dark! I’m glad to hear you find it natural-looking tho. Maybe I should look into it! Sorry to hear about your hairdryer :( I hope you can replace it soon! Also, hairspray to set makeup? Nope never tried that and I don’t think I ever will. I think it’s one of those “professional tricks” that are meant for the runway and not real life.

    • I initially found it to be too dark, too, but if I apply it with a super duper light hand in short strokes, it looks so natural! :D It takes more effort than the Hourglass one for sure. Sadly I can’t return my hairdryer – out of warranty. :( I’d never use hairspray on my face, either. Scary!

  • Ooh! I need to try that eyelash glue! Mine are all dried up since it’s been so long since I lashed out. The Daiso store sounds like a WONDERLAND! Like Sanrio for adults!! Although technically Sanrio is for EVERYONE. LOL! And good on you for finding that Hourglass brow dupe! YEAH! Sorry you fried your dryer! Noo! I’ve been wanting to try a more high powered dryer since I’m using it every day now (versus NEVER when I had long hair). I need more power! ;) Happy Sunday, my friend!

    • You *need* the lash glue, Kristen! I introduced it to Dee and she’s hooked! ;D It makes applying falsies soooo much easier. :D Yay, more power to Sanrio!

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