17 December 2018

Beauty Products That I Love + GIVEAWAY | Buy or Bye

Happy (almost) Holidays guys! Final check-in of all the products that I've finished using in the last half of 2018. I've shortlisted a couple of my favourites that I think are worth mentioning, and I hope you find something that you like to include in your wish list for Christmas this year ;)

Since my last beauty empties post, I've since restocked a couple of items. Any guesses which? This time I'm featuring 6 of my favourite products, including fragrance as well as a dry shampoo. And... a giveaway at the end!

A gentle gel-cleanser that I use on the daily. It leaves your skin feeling really clean, supple, hydrated and the refreshing cucumber scent is a great pick-me-up.

For the last 2 years, this foundation has been my absolute fave! I've re-purchased this 3 times now and would probably continue to do so. I do have other favourites as well, but none of them come as close as how this makes my skin look and feel.

Again, another favourite that I've enjoyed wearing so much, even more than their no filter foundation. Medium-full coverage, works well together with any other foundations I've tried. You also can't really go wrong with the price, $6, that's about SGD8.25.

This perfume holds a special place in my heart. It was my very first perfume from the brand, long before I was on their PR list (this still is an opportunity I'm so grateful for, always). Well, as you can see I'm not completely out of it yet but not long till my last spritz now. To me, the scent is a perfect mix of floral and fruity from the English Pear and Freesia itself. It's quite a light daytime fragrance that I enjoy wearing.

 I've not tried this prior to buying the full size, but no regrets there. The scent is not too heavy, doesn't leave your hair feeling dry or frizzy, and definitely no pesky white residue. Instant fix for second to third day hair. Spray a little of the products to your roots, and it'll absorb any oil, and leave your hair matte and looking fresh.

This was probably my 2nd or 3rd mask from Fresh, and it's no secret that I'm a big fan of their masks. Fun fact: the Lotus Youth Preserve mask and cream are a bit hit in my family! Everyone swears they see a difference in their skin after using the mask (and cream). I recommend this mask as well because all you need is 5-minutes of your time. When I reach for this mask, I like to put it on in the morning before heading into the shower.


I'm giving away a bunch of beauty products over on this Instagram postAll you have to do in this post is:

1. Be following me over on Instagram, if you're not already – that's @ardaisy_
2. Share with me your top 3 holy-grail beauty products in the comments below
3. Don't forget to also leave your Instagram handle at the end of your post so I can contact you via DM

Stay gold, xx


  1. My top 3 will be the Green Tea Seed Serum from Innisfree to keep my skin hydrated, Bourjois's Rouge Velvet lipstick that is super smooth and pigmented, and Glossier's boy brow, a definite must-have to frame my face!
    - Chelsea (ig: @chelxiyeo)

  2. Colourpop no filter foundation!
    Colourpop ultra blotted lip
    Cp is amazing!!!!
    Vaseline lip therapy ( cocoa butter )
    Thank u for hosting this givwawayyy❤️ Ig handle : beilinnnn

  3. Thank you for the give-away! Such a lovely christmassy spirit ❄️ My 3 holy grail beauty products would be:
    1. Tatcha’s deep cleanse cleanser
    2. Mamonde’s Aqua Peel Overnight Cream
    3. Shiseido’s White Lucent anti dark circles eye cream
    My IG handle is @lydcheam ☺️

  4. 1.Lancome hydra zen anti stress cream
    2.Benefit cosmetics hoola quickie contouring stick
    3.Givenchy photo perfection foundation

  5. I like Korean skin care and makeup a lot so all of them are Korean products.
    1. It’s Skin Power 10 Formula Ampoule (PO Effector is my favorite)
    2. Missha Magic Cushion SPF 50+ (high coverage and long-wearing BB cream)
    3. Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask (I use it once a week to cleanse and tighten my pores)
    ���� (ig: nicolefadrilan)

  6. My top 3 beauty products are Bio Essence Bio Bounce collagen night mask that keeps my skin bouncy and glowing, Laneige lip sleeping mask that keeps my lips cherry red and last but not least, L’Oréal Revitalift night cream to help lifting and moisturise my skin throughout the night.�� Ig: jacylynchong

  7. My top3 Holy grail makeup is:
    1.benefit brow (gimme brow): like its definitely the best brow product that I've found and won't stop using it.

    2.Tarte amazonian clay blush: I got this blush from the birthday sephora set and its soo pretty the colour is soo pretty and the pigmentation is is just ahhhh.
    3. innisfree green tea mineral mist: this mist is just soo hydrating and refreshing, I like using this before i start my day and the smell is just so refreshing.
    IG: _fxmixnix_
    I love you blogs about makeup:)

  8. My top 3 beauty products are... well, I’m not big on beauty products or make ups or skin care thingy (simply bc I don’t know where to start hehe) but I do have my favorites:
    - Bio Oil; I use it lightly to moisturize my skin before bed bc I have dry skin. And with Bio Oil I didn’t experience any breakout.
    - Lip Juicers balm from The Body Shop; it puts soft color on my lips when I’m too lazy to put on lipstick.
    - Compact powder two way cake from Maybelline; it blends beautifully with my skin also it’s not heavy at all.
    Thank you so much for the chance! Fingers crossed! ♡

    1. Oh shoot, I forgot to write down my IG handle! Ahaha. Mine is @mndshlreads. Again, thank you!!

  9. My 3 holy grail beauty products would be: 1)The Face Shop Liquid Eyeliner - I have lost count lf the number of eyeliners i have used since i started using it! 2) Pimple patch by 3M - I cannot emphasize how useful it is when a pimple almost pops out of nowhere, it literally saves me so many times from having pimple popping out! 3) The Face Shop Rice Water Facial Cleanser - I like how it feels like whipped cream on ur face and making my face feel so fresh all the time; a product that i’ll definitely repurchase! Thanks for the giveaway. (Ig: @celesteryt49)

  10. My TOP 3 beauty product:

    -TARTE rainforest of the sea foundation for me too!�� good coverage that works on my face and it’s light-weight with spf 15 (which makes my life easier cause I don’t have to rush myself every morning to put sunblock first/ concealer to cover my bitchy face or tired soul and let it sit for awhile ACTUALLY... I’m just plain lazy��) it makes my face looks flaw-to-the-less girl.

    Burt’s bee tinted lip balm ( shade hibiscus)
    - my go to if I feel my lips look way too cracky for matte lipsticks just wants the glossier and natural looking lips

    - Etude house brow pencil in shade 3 you need your brow everywhere you go girl,you can ditch the foundation and thick lipstick but eyebrows. You won’t wanna look like Mona Lisa 2018. Eyebrow pencil or gel are quite useful: you can use for countoring your face/nose (dab/ brush it well) or even as an eyeliner it works well as Long as you pick the right colour . Thank me later �� @xxsyafiqahsxx

  11. My top 3:
    1. Ponds age miracle day and night cream because I want to achieve the younger look face.
    2. Apple cider vinegar+aztec clay to dry out acne on my face and I love the smooth feeling afteafter the application.
    3. Vaseline lip therapy light rose fragrance for my dry lips caused by cold weather.
    IG account: @16.est

  12. My Top 3 beauty products:
    1. Kora Organics Noni Glow Face Oil- I always thought face oil cannot be used on oily skin until I started recently and just can’t stop
    2. Benefit Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Eyebrow Gel- What can I say, I have super thin brow
    3. Handmade Heroes English Rose Lip Tint- Favourite lip balm at the moment

    IG: m33yok3

  13. Top 3 Beauty Products:
    1. Klairs Supple Preparation Unscented Toner
    2. Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil
    3. Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream
    I’m a beginner at make-up, so none of my top three products are make-up related.
    I’ve been practicing with liquid eyeliner though, and I would love to improve.
    Thanks for another giveaway on Instagram!!
    IG: @tracy.tram

  14. I tried clarins foundation and conceleur and I like those. But also chanel vita Lumière foundation. I like so much also l'oreal lips pencils.

  15. I like
    1. Murad toner
    2. Loccitane immortelle reset serum
    3. Laneige water bank moisture cream

    Ig: booniieee

  16. My top 3 holy grail products:
    1. Dollywink eyeliner
    2. Laneige BB cushion
    3. Colourpop lux lipstick

    IG: missy_ada

  17. My top three beauty products
    1. Ysl lip stick
    2. innisfree eye brow pencil
    3. laneige layering cover cushion

    IG: micnico

  18. My top 3 products are:
    1) Colourpop’s concealer - Always using it!!!
    2) Cosrx BHA liquid - It has changed my skincare game so much
    3) Marc Jacob’s mascara - Love the fluffy effect it produces!
    IG USERNAME: Jaiya_zuruck

  19. My top 3 products are:
    1.Bioderma (Sebium Hydra) face cream
    2.Maybelline eyeshadow (the blushed Nudes)
    3.L'Oreal black mascara (volume million lashes)

    IG username: maja_sretic

  20. 1. Mamonde Rose Water Toner
    2. Tarte Mermaid Skin Hyaluronic H2O Serum
    3. Boscia Tsubaki Swirl Two-Part Gel & Cream Deep Hydration Moisturiser


  21. 3 holy-grail beauty products my favorite are is 1.the perfect blush for people who don't actually like blush — as in, its unique gel-cream formula is super silky. 2.Skindinavia setting sprays is really good for your makeup. 3.Coastal Scents. Their eyeshadows are my absolute favorite. Buttery, smooth, long lasting, and highly pigmented.


  22. Hellooooo~~
    My top 3 would be:
    1. Innisfree’s Green Tea Serum - my go-to for everyday makeup
    2. Innisfree’s No Sebum powder for a matte look
    3. NYX’s matte Lipstick
    - Jasmine (IG: @benjazzxd)

  23. My top 3 holy grail beauty product would be:
    1) Glossier’s Milky Jelly Cleanser
    2) Mario Badescu’s Facial Spray
    3) Glossier’s Cloud Paint

    Ig: @sharleenidrus

  24. My holy grail beauty products would like the share:
    1. Innisfree eyebrows pencil (i use it for a long time❤️)
    2. Peripera Inks the velvet
    3. Hadalabo Moisturizing cream

    Jayne (ig: @jysc4)

  25. Hello! Thanks for the chance!
    My holy grail beauty products are:
    1. Acnes Oil Control Facial Wash
    2. Laneige Essential Power Skin Refiner (I use them as a toner)
    3. Vaseline Aloe Vera Lip Therapy
    My Instagram: @keziamariska (Kezia)

    Thank You and Have a good day!

  26. Hiiii ❤️ First of all, I wanna tell you again how wonderful your picks are! I really love you and your giveaways ❤️
    Here are my 3 beauty products:
    1. NYX’s matte Lipstick (especially the red ones)
    2. Maybelline New York The Colossal Volum Express Mascara Noir Glamour Glow Black (such a long name, isn't it haha)
    3. Custard Radiant Creamy Concealer from NARS Cosmetics

    And my Instagram is: @vivi_berki

    Thank you so much, and have a wonderful Christmas ❤️

  27. hello!!! just wanted to say i love your blog and your insta flatlays they are all so aesthetic <3
    my 3 beauty holy grails are:
    1. colourpop ultra blotted lip - love the velvety texture they give :)
    2. innisfree green tea serum - super hydrating!
    3. innisfree eyebrow mascara - i have no brows hahah!
    my instagram username is @sheribean
    thanks for the giveaway once again and have a merry merry christmas! <3

  28. Hello! ��

    My TOP three holy grails products are:
    1. Hada labo premium lotion
    2. Innisfree second-skin masks
    3. Laneige BB cushion

    Thank you very much:) have a Merry Christmas and safe trip to Phuket :)

    Instagram: @natalieohr

  29. Here are my top 3 holy grail beauty products:
    1. Laneie Water Sleeping Mask
    2. Bioderma Micellar Water
    3. Colourpop Give It To Me Straight palette
    IG: @xoxo.yvonne

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! ❤️

  30. Top 3 Holy Grail beauty products
    1. The body shop drops of youth concentrate serum
    2. Innisfree 2nd Skin Mask
    3. Vichy aqualia thermal gel

    Thank you
    IG acct : @_ndreal

  31. This is sooooo awesome! I have entered on IG - @breelovesfashion8
    Top 3 Holy Grail products are:
    1) Lancome Night Creme
    2) Urban Decay Makeup Primer
    3) Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

  32. Not sure if this end yet but my top 3 holy grail products are:
    1) Jo malone wood sage & sea salt
    2) Maybeline Instant age rewind eraser dark circle concealer
    3) Kat von d liquid lipstick Lolita

    This is amazing <3 my IG: vickyxxdoan

  33. 3 holy-grail beauty products my favorite are is 1.the perfect blush for people who don't actually like blush — as in, its unique gel-cream formula is super silky. 2.Skindinavia setting sprays is really good for your makeup. 3.Coastal Scents. Their eyeshadows are my absolute favorite. Buttery, smooth, long lasting, and highly pigmented.
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