Friday, 28 October 2011

Special: Black Swan Inspired Halloween look! (photos!)

I did this just today for the first time and it was amazing! The look is sophisticated, easy to do and can be very dramatic without being complicated! I'm including photos I took a long the way, I simply looked at a photo of this look off the net and basically tried to copy what I saw.

 Continue below for step-by step pictures!

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Haul from the summer: theBalm! (pictures!)

I don't know why it's taken this long but here's a haul I got during late july when SaSa was having 20% off on a bulk of the brands in store. I had been eyeing theBalm products for the longest time and let loose on getting a bunch of things.

For those who don't know, SaSa is sort of like a beauty/skin care shop that carries premium brands of things that can't be found at normal drugstores. 

I love how the prices for theBalm products are pretty much exchange rate prices unlike all other drugstore brands in singapore. Anyway I took the opportunity, begged my mom for about 5 seconds and with the go ahead got a nice lot of things and chose something for mom at the same time.

Goodies! Samples and free make over tickets that I never got to use!

Review: Vichy Aqualia Thermal moisturizer (pics!)

 I've actually been using several Vichy products the past few months, mainly from their  Normaderm line for oily skin but I picked this up as a richer alternative to my daily neutrogena moisturizer which has been working out fine.

This is a review of..."Vichy Aqualia Thermal Light Fortifying & Soothing 24Hr Hydrating Care"

Yikes...that's a mouthful for a moisturizer! 

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Light Fortifying & Soothing 24Hr Hydrating Care- sleek and easy, this could easily be packed to go!

Food: Japanese Eats @ Taka & Somerset 313 (yummy pics!)

Hey there! I've been busy although it's a week off from school for the quarter break. We still have copious amounts of work to do and it's just painful thinking about it. I've actually really begun considering life and all it's aspects ever since the beginning of grade 11 and so taking into consideration all the things we don't really care or pay attention as a kid has already set in. mom and I have been trying out more places around town and we've eaten at three japanese places recently but here are pics from two! The food at both were very good and reasonable priced. Presentation and taste wise all three outlets are fantastic A++

One is on the basement 2 at Somerset 313 and the other is called 'Tsuru-koshi" on the foodhall level of Ngee Ann city (takashimaya)...

Continue below for more pictures!!

At Somerset 313...amazing Japanese food! Fried chicken, rice paper rolls and meatballs w/fish shavings...
Nothing too special...stuffed with lettuce, cucumbers, tomatos and raddish...
Now...the gyozas (japanese dumplings) were awesome....
Nice and crispy on the bottom, just how I like it....

Stuffed with pork, mushrooms, cabbage and onions....

Sunday, 16 October 2011

LOTN: Smokey Purple & night out (photos!)

Just to tag onto the last post with my smokey dark blue this was something I threw together on whim with my only other mac eyeshadow...a veluxe pearl aubergine color. Rockstar!

I had an hour and this is what I came up with, spent the evening with my friend, we played pool, got some bubble tea were suppose to get her tongue pierced but couldn't because she had ulcers in her mouth.

Things used:
  • MAC carbon (black)
  • MAC rockstar (red purple)
  • rimmel exaggerate eyeliner (black)
  • Kiss me herione mascara (waterproof black)
  • Revlon colorstay mineral blush (berry shade)
  • l'oreal true match R2
  • Maybelline mineral pressed powder (OC2)

Loving the vividness of the purple....

The eyeliner and carbon shadow mix on my lower lash line smoked in a nice way by the end of the night...
No big deal or blending out...just black on the outer third to add a kick to the purple!

LOTD: Midnight Blue (photos!)

I've been inactive for a while now...things have been good and bad recently so I'm sorry to myself and anyone who's been reading! I've been really liking dark smokey eye looks but at school I'd rarely line my lower lash line because of smudging and a tendency for my eyes to water!

I did this last week and I loved how it looks. It just gives me that extra dark edginess I think we all should have.

I've thrown in a few photos of my way home that I enjoy!

Things used:

  • MAC Carbon eyeshadow (black)
  • Dark shimmery navy from Maybelline 8-pan eyeshadows
  • Neutrogena eyeliner (twilight)
  • Kiss me Herione mascara (waterproof black)
  • L'oreal true match foundation (R2)
  • Clinique superbalanced pressed powder

Photos were taken at the end of the day! So the black had mixed in with the blue on the outer third and crease!

The eyeshadow and eyeliner layered looked great...

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Food: Giant Peach and air dried Veggie Chips! (photos!)

Just some fun food shots of some yummy things my parents brought back from a trip in China...Funny thing is the peaches and chips were not from China! They went to a small town which I shall not disclose for property purposes but anyways, the chips were soooo good!

The giant peaches were from New Zealand but tasted very bland, nothing compared to peaches from Japan...juicy, sweet and everything a peach SHOULD be.

The vegetable chips are a product of taiwan and were delicious! Crunchy, crispy, almost lethal as the bits got stuck in my back molar!

Yes, they were BIG compared to those in Singapore!

Great for hurling at unwanted company! Hehe

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Special: Photoshoot for Art (Japansese street fashion Inspired looks!!)

I've been pretty much missing for the last three weeks. School has been busy, very busy, especially for art. I take Higher Level Visual Arts and so in our last year everything we do is independent of any instructions or guidance. I'm doing two projects (finishing the second) with digital pieces or photos. 

I'm looking at asian beauty and how we portray ourselves, why we go through the trouble and the effects on perception of beauty. 

I've spent weekends 6,7 or 8 hours at a time doing all the make-up, hair and creative direction. It's been a lot of hard work but it's been worth it.

I hope these photos will be a treat for the eyes...All photos were taken at home, with camera help from my dad...everything else is me! All the portrait photos here are NOT edited. Except the few noted!

Please be respectful of my work! They aren't particularly great references for the trends, they are my interpretations!

I had to improvise with a table doilie and a hair band for the head piece!

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