Body Shop 2-in-1 Blusher and Lipstick Product

I may be a bit stingy when it comes to splurging money on things I don’t really use. However, make-up is an exception. I have heard of a gazillion horror stories regarding make-up leading to sensitive skin over years of usage. Thus, it’s about the ONLY thing I find it worthwhile to splurge on.

When I stepped into the shop, I was ready to spend quite a bit of money to purchase a lipstick, blusher and foundation – bare essentials since my skin condition is rather decent (as said by others, not myself). I don’t really enjoy eyeshadows cause for some reason, my eyelids are structured in such a way that it requires a LOT more eyeshadow to be used just to be seen as compared to others.

I hardly purchase make-up (yes, I’m a female but I don’t know how to purchase make-up, much less put it on. Oh the shame!) and thus I sought help from the make-up expert in-charge of the branch at Clementi Central. After explaining what tone suits me the best (something red-toned for my fair skin), he whipped out this 2-in-1 blusher and lipstick product. Took a screenshot of it:

My 2-in-1 Lipstick cum Blusher (Outside)

My 2-in-1 Lipstick cum Blusher (Inside)

Either it is part of their marketing ploy, or I am one lucky person, or both. While their competitors are selling this product at around $50 ++ the price, Clementi Branch Body Shop sold it at only $22.90.

Using it is really simple. Here are the steps for both lipstick and blusher purposes and both are fairly straight forward

Lipstick

  1. Apply liquid on (preferably) your ring finger
  2. Smear it across your lips as you would for a normal lip gloss/balm

* I wouldn’t recommend putting it directly on your lips unless you don’t mind indirectly kissing yourself

Blusher

  1. Dab liquid on the apple of your cheeks
  2. Use a brush or your fingers to smear it across as you would for a normal blusher (in circular motions)

Talk about worth it. If you’re on a budget, this product is a MUST in your make-up inventory.

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The Myth Soundtrack – 美丽的神话

Up till today, I have never EVER watched The Myth. In fact, I overheard the song somewhere on TV ‘Endless Love’ sung by Jackie Chan and Kim Hee Seon. I loved this song and couldn’t stop listening to it. It was really nice, I admit. Soothing and pleasing to the ear, touching too.

Then, one day, curious me decided to do some exploring and I found this version of the song. The title is 美丽的神话 (Beautiful Legend) and its sung by 孫楠 & 韓紅 (Sun Nan & Han Hong). Same melody but different lyrics. While Jackie Chan’s version had a mixture of both Chinese and Korean, this one was pure Chinese. To say I love it would be the understatement of the century. This is one of the few music pieces written in the modern times that I actually love and had my heart melting after listening to it.

美丽的神话 is a truly heartbreaking love song. The melody is enough to move any stone-hard heart, add in the lyrics and it’s the perfect recipe to cry. Yes, I cried when I first listened to this song. Here’s a Music Video if it with snippets taken from the movie The Myth:

Lyrics: [English translation by me, tried my best but not 100% accurate so do forgive me]

Chinese Lyrics 

男︰夢中人熟悉的臉孔 你是我守候的溫柔
       就算淚水淹沒天地 我不會放手
       每一刻孤獨的承受 只因我曾許下承諾
   合︰你我之間熟悉的感動 愛就要甦醒

   女︰萬世滄桑唯有愛是 永遠的神話
       潮起潮落始終不悔 真愛的相約
       幾番苦痛的糾纏多 少黑夜掙扎
       緊握雙手讓我和你 再也不離分

   男︰枕上雪冰封的愛戀 真心相擁才能融解
   合︰風中搖曳爐上的火 不滅亦不休
       等待花開春去春又來 無情歲月笑我癡狂
       心如鋼鐵任世界荒蕪 思念永相隨

   男︰萬世滄桑唯有愛是 永遠的神話
       潮起潮落始終不悔 真愛的相約
       幾番苦痛的糾纏多 少黑夜掙扎
       緊握雙手讓我和你 再也不離分

 *合︰悲歡歲月唯有愛是 永遠的神話
       誰都沒有遺忘古老 古老的誓言
       你的淚水化為漫天 飛舞的彩蝶
       愛是翼下之風兩心 相隨自在飛
       悲歡歲月唯有愛是 永遠的神話
       誰都沒有遺忘古老 古老的誓言
       你的淚水化為漫天 飛舞的彩蝶
       愛是翼下之風兩心 相隨自在飛

   女︰你是我心中唯一美麗的神話

Pinyin + English Translation

meng zhong ren shou xi de lian kong (Amongst familiar faces in my dream)
ni shi wo shou hou de wen rou (You’re the warmth which I protect)
jiu suan lei shui yan mo tian di (Even if tears engulfed the world)
wo bu hui fang shou (I’ll never let go)

mei yi ke gu du de cheng shou (Every loneliness I bear )
zhi yin wo ceng xu xia cheng nuo (is because of promises I made)
ni wo zhi jian shou xi de gan dong (The familiar touches we have between us)
ai jiu yao su xing (thus awakens love)

wan shi chang sang wei you ai shi yong yuan de shen hua (Though thousands of years bring about great changes, love remains a legend forever)
chao qi chao luo shiz hong bu hui zhen ai de xiang yue (Dynasties fall and rise, yet true love never regrets)
ji fan ku tong de jiu chan duo shao hei ye zheng zha (Suffering and fighting endless painful nights)
jin wo shuang shou rang wo he ni zai ye bu li fen (Hold my hand tight and we’ll never be apart)

zheng shang xue bing feng de ai lian (As love is hidden by a blanket of ice)
zhen xin xiang yong lan cai neng rong jie (only by truly wanting it can it be melted)
feng zhong yao ye lu shang de huo (A furnace of fire within the wind,)
bu mie yi bu xiu (blazing endlessly for eternity)

deng dai hua kai chun qu chun you lai (Waiting through endless cycles of springs)
wu qing sui yue xiao wo chi kuang (Heartless months laughing at my foolishness)
xin ru gang tie ren shi jie huang wu (Even in a barren world where one’s heart is steeled)
si nian yong xiang sui (sentimental thoughts will forever go hand-in-hand)

wan shi chang sang wei you ai shi yong yuan de shen hua (Though thousands of years bring about great changes, love remains a legend forever)
chao qi chao luo shi zhong bu hui zhen ai de xiang yue (Dynasties fall and rise, yet true love never regrets)
ji fan ruo tong de jiu chan duo shao hei ye zheng zha (Suffering and fighting endless painful nights)
jin wo shuang shou rang wo he ni zai ye bu li fen (Hold my hand tight and we’ll never be apart)

bei huan sui yue wei you ai shi yong yuan de shen hua (Countless years of joy and sorrow, yet love remains the only eternal legend)
shui dou mei you yi wang gu lao ,gu lao de shi yan (with no one forgetting the ancient oath)
ni de lei shui hua wei man tian fei wu de cai die (Your tears paint a sky filled with dancing butterflies)
ai shi yi xia zhi feng liang xin xiang sui zi zai fei (Love is the wind beneath our wings, letting two hearts fly freely hand-in-hand)

bei huan sui yue wei you ai shi yong yuan de shen hua (Countless years of joy and sorrow, yet love remains the only eternal legend)
shui dou mei you yi wang gu lao ,gu lao de shi yan (with no one forgetting the ancient oath)
ni de lei shui hua wei man tian fei wu de cai die (Your tears paint a sky filled with dancing butterflies)
ai shi yi xia zhi feng liang xin xiang sui zi zai fei (Love is the wind beneath our wings, letting two hearts fly freely hand-in-hand)

ni shi wo xin zhong wei yi mei li de shen hua (You’re the beautiful legend in my heart)