Sunday, 29 December 2013

Starry Night Sky Make up! (Sleek Vintage Romance palette)

Happy holidays everybody! I'm so glad that so many of you have had the time to read my posts and leave me sweet comments! I've been trying to get around to everyone's festive blog posts as well! This look was done two nights ago when I was meant to meet my boyfriend for dinner, at the last minute he had to work a bit longer. So... I ended up waiting for him at home and made him a home made meat ball burger!

I decided to pull out my Sleek Vintage Romance palette (my review here) and try out some different colors for a more complex, colorful and smokey look! Paired with a blue eyeliner I've meant to use for a long time! Check out my first look with the palette here!

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Starry Night Sky eye look using the Sleek Vintage Romance palette! Smokey purple and silver!

Christmas Lunch at Petit Paradis! (mini haul)

Tasty eats at Petit Paradis! Hiya ladies! So the last few days have been very well spent with my boyfriend and I am very glad that I ended up not traveling this week as my mother has really spent the time helping my grandma move and I managed to spend so much time with my baby!

We had a late Christmas Eve dinner together as my last post shows and the next day we met up for a delicious lunch of classic modern french fare at the shop called Petit Paradis at East Coast!

Continue below for the meal and a mini haul!

Coq-au-vin and pan seared foie gras at Petit Paradis! Christmas lunch!

Friday, 27 December 2013

Christmas Eve make up and dinner!

This was my December 24th! Since this whole week is my school and work break week, I've spent most days home, meeting up with my boyfriend or helping my mom out with my grandma moving houses. I met up with him after his work and we had a late dinner at about 9:30 at a neat riverside cafe called 'Merry Men" on Christmas Eve.

For my make up, I simply thought I wanted some drama, some glitter and some smokiness and so I grabbed my favorite Sleek Oh So Special palette and came up with a blend of all these traits!  

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A loving filling dinner at Merry Men Cafe by the Singapore river side! It was a nice windy night!

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Rave Review: Sleek True Colour Sheen Lipsticks in Barely There and Coral Reef!

True colour lipstick from Sleek! Happy boxing day everybody! It's a great busy day most places around the world but I've stayed home, helped my grandmother move home as well as doing some sorting out at her old place. I had past through downtown yesterday with my boyfriend and parts of Orchard Road were closed and it looked like there was no where to even walk!

I've decided to lay off shopping in town until tomorrow or the end of this week! I'm really trying not to buy too much but I really want to go down to at least La Senza for some sexy panties and just a quick browse through the shops in town for easy to wear dresses! That's all on my list!

Continue below for the review! 
Sleek True Colour Lipsticks in Barely There 776 and Coral Reef 772!

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

First Berry Lip for December!

Berry pink lips! Oh it's taken me a quite to post this! Earlier on this month I wore my first darker toned bold berry pink lip this month! I created this lip with a lip pencil and my new favorite lipgloss from Etude House!

Almost three weeks ago my hot pink digital Cannon Ixux decided to die, also with the help of my clumsy hands trying to fix slight lens problems I ended up helping it die after serving me so well for almost 4 years! Here all the photos have been taken with my HTC One phone!

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Berry pink lip with Etude House Dear My Crysta Gloss in Shimmering Pink Rose (my review here)

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Last Quarter Skincare 2013: What I'm using right now!

My basic skincare items! Hello ladies, my blog has always meant to be more beauty oriented and it's not really my habit to talk about my haircare or skin care. However I received an e-mail from a teenage reader of mine who came across my blog who asked about some skincare help and after replying her I realized that I should now and again show you ladies what I'm using or the types of things I'd reach for!

These are just an array of products I would use in my routine, I don't use all at the same time or only just use singular products by themselves. I'm always switching up or alternating between two in each category because of the change in condition of my skin during the month. Remember to give 4-6 weeks to be able to tell how the product is contributing to any improvements. Unless your skin gets irritated or reacts negatively very quickly!

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Face washes: These are the type gentle of foaming washes that work in general with most skin types and is a good choice for regular cleansing or a quick face wash.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Year End Hair Cut!

Hair cut time! I'm very simple, lazy and laid back when it comes to my hair. I have very thick and long dark hair. It's naturally very heavy and not the smoothest or silkiest. I wash my hair everyday and condition the tips every day as well with occasional hair masks every other week or so.

My boyfriend and I were in need of a hair cut or at a trim really after not getting our trim for more than 3 months! The last time we both got our trims were also together so on a spur of the moment feeling we both got our hair cuts together!

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Cut out my newly trimmed fringed and his bloody beautiful styled hair!

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Rave Review: Etude House Dear My Crystal Gloss! (Sparkling Violet and Shimmering Rose Pink)

Dear My Crystal Gloss! Set your eyes on my newest, most favorite and 'Holy Grail' lipgloss! I came across this while browsing through Etude House last month. I was there to buy things for someone else but I ended up purchasing these two for myself because I loved the colors. 

They are full of micro shimmer and seemed so smooth and moist. On my arm, I loved the two shades and since they didn't seem sticky I felt confident getting both for my always dry lips. Not to mention that these are even cheaper than maybelline, l'oreal and revlon lip glosses here in Singapore! I have not regretted anything about these amazing glosses so far!

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 Etude House Dear My Crystal Gloss in Sparkling Violet and Shimmering Rose Pink

Friday, 20 December 2013

My friend Charles!

Day out with with Charles! After about a year or not meeting up although we're both in Singapore, my friend and ex-colleague Charles and finally found time to meet up for an afternoon in town!

We used to work at Universal Studios on Sentosa Island and we both were at the Transformer Supply Vault store. We met up around late November last year and finally after both being very busy, me with school and work and him with compulsory Army service we found time for an afternoon out!

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My pal Charles and myself standing in front of Takashimaya's iconic teddy bear displays every year end! Last year they were white and red, this year it's all rainbow!

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Review: Boots Caribbean Cocktail Barbados Body Wash in Watermelon & Mango!

Wash in a Caribbean Cocktail! While on my fantastic one week holiday two months ago in Bangkok, Thailand my mother and I completely RAIDED Boots and got a huge bag load of skincare, hair care and a few make up bits. This body wash and several others from their own body wash line were sooo tempting! I picked up this one and another scent and now I sort of regret not buying more as they were all 50%!

Check out my Bangkok holiday post here!  Check out my huge holiday make up haul here!

Continue below for the review!
Boots Caribbean Cocktail Barbados Body Wash in Watermelon & Mango

Monday, 16 December 2013

Collective haul: Drugstore make up, accessories and skincare!

November collective drugstore haul! Okay, I have to admit, the last two months have been good in spending and yet BAD in spending! I didn't buy anything for myself for a long time until I had to go and buy some things for a swap which tempted me and then my mom offered to go shopping which I couldn't say no to.

I promised though that I would get more necessary things, more basic skincare, hair care and make up items. I'm not buying ten shades of a new lipgloss or indulging in any new palettes! This is the year end and I have really cleared a lot of things out and replacing certain things are needed...I guess!

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Collective haul: Drugstore make up, accessories and skincare! Watsons, Guardian and Sasa!

Beautiful Thai Indonesian Dinner at Bumbu Restaurant! (Meeting an old friend)

Feast at Bumbu Thai Indonesian Restaurant! Food! Who doesn't love food and who doesn't love tasy, appetizing fresh dishes! A new gem find is Bumbu Restaurant here in Singapore! It serves Thai and Indonesian cuisine, they have a menu where you pay one price and can order a certain number of dishes at a time and order more if you finish them! It's called the 'buffet' menu but the food is served like a la carte dishes!

Together with my family, we went to one of their newer outlets near Farrer Road. This outlet is on the second level of an apartment complex, it's a level with other restaurants, tuition shops and little shops.

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Dinner at Bumbu Indonesian-Thai Restaurant! (Ngo Hiang, seafood omelette, stir fried kai lan, Tahu Telor)

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Browns: cheeks and lips! (Bourjois Santal Revlon Brown Sugar)

Browned cheeks and lips! So many of us think brown is only a shade for the eyes, brows or maybe for bronzing and contouring but yet it can be a very wearable shade for the cheeks and the lips! 

With the right tone and shade, browns can really be a bold shade on the lips or a wearable nude. I love warm blushes, brown with other soft pink or coral tones that make your cheeks naturally flushed as well as contoured!

Continue below for my looks!
Brown cheeks with Bourjois Santal and Revlon lip butter in brown sugar!

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Rave Review: Kiko Color Shock long lasting eyeshadow (shades 01, 02, 04, 05, 06)!

Color Shock! Good December evening ladies! For those of you who didn't know I did an exciting beauty swap with the lovely Pam from Jade in the Palace blog a few months ago and I asked for a bunch of Kiko products! Something I was drying to try after seeing vivid swatches of were their cream shadows!

She got me everything I asked for and so much more, do check out our swap here!

Continue below for the review and swatches!
 Kiko Color Shock long lasting eyeshadow in shades 01 Island Shimmer, 02 Sunset Coral, 04 Decisive Stone, 05 Fierce Violet, 06 Lagoon Blue

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

My Flawless Face

Good Evening ladies! Who doesn't want a 'flawless' look? I sure love doing looks that come off as effortless, flawless and nothing more than a step above natural beauty. I find that shades in the neutral range, some shimmer, a blushed cheek and the emphasis in the eyes always are the factors in building your own 'flawless' look.

This is my flawless face look when I want something simple and beautiful, it can and should match any outfit or occasion and is a joy to do every time because it's so easy and pretty!

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My Flawless Face look, shimmery neutral eyes and a rosy cheek!

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Empties for the past 3 months!

Mega empties post!  For about the last 3 or 4 months I've been gathering up bunches and bunches of products I've been using up or tossing out.

I tend to go through hair products like shampoo and conditioners the most as I've got long thick hair and use quite a lot. I also use pressed powders up regularly and usually finish one refill a month!

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The Blackmentos beauty box: Empties for the past 3 months!

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Special 350th post: French food at Petit Paradis and home smoked pork ribs!

Good eats at Petit Paradis! Welcome ladies to something many of us (hopefully) love to do, eating! I treasure meals with loved ones as it's really time we get to spend together after many hours or days not seeing each other! I had wanted to try this little coffee shop outlet which sold french food at East Coast! It's near my boyfriend's home and so recently we went there for lunch!

This post marks happy 350th post since the start of my blogging days here on blogger! I am proud to announce that excluding a few posts which I deleted a while ago this is my 350th published post! I started blogging in April 2011, I posted only one time that month. I only really started regularly posting from the next month onwards until now. 

Every single one of my subscribers (except an old school friend and my best friend) are strangers! I've never followed for a follow, ever. I want those who follow me to really do so because my content interest them. If you've followed me because I've followed you, feel free to stop if my content isn't what you like reading. I like saying that my current small but strong following is very genuine.

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Affordable french food at Petit Paradis at East Coast Road! Confit duck leg and roast pork neck!

Friday, 6 December 2013

Rave Review: Kiko Sun Bronzing Blush in 101 Crystal Rose! (Limited Edition)

Bronzing Blush! This was gifted to me in a beauty swap I did with Pam from Jade in the Palace beauty blog a few months ago! I did not ask for this particular item (nor neither for all the goodies and samples she included) but I believe due to Pam knowing my taste in blush shades and asking for products from Kiko she picked up this beautiful Limited Edition blush!

Check out the beauty swap I did most recently with (Pam here)! Link to her blog here!

Continue below for my rave review!
Kiko Sun Bronzing Blush in 101 Crystal Rose (Limited Edition)

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Rave Review: Bourjois healthy mix serum foundation in 53 Light Beige!

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum! I'm sure by now almost all or most of you ladies have heard or came across Bourjois famous foundation? They are very well known for their Healthy Mix and Healthy Mix Serum foundations. They are suppose to be dupes in terms of quality and consistency of Chanel's Vita Lumiere foundation.

Bourjois is a sister brand of Chanel, hence packaging, scents, colors and so on tend to be similar like how their blush is packaged in both brands as well as the products being rosey scented! Check out my review of the (Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation here!) Check out my overview of(their blushes here!)

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Bourjois healthy mix serum foundation in 53 Light Beige

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Food: Home cooked dinners and eats for the last two months!

I've been cooking and eating! Yes, I've not done collective food posts like this in quite a few months but I've definitely been cooking dinners at home for my boyfriend and my family. Here's the collective post of all the dishes I've been making, eating and enjoying the last few months!

Let me know if you see anything you like that I've cooked! I mostly cook simple western fare or asian dishes!

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Home cooked dinner: Angel hair pasta with chicken chop, stir fried mixed vegetables and fish cakes, cold tofu with pork floss, apple sauce pork chop and creamy mash!

Sunday, 1 December 2013

First look: Sleek's Vintage Romance palette! (Japanese lunch)

Welcome Decadent December! That's what I love to think about the last month of the year! Full of generosity, gifts, food, fun time spent with family and friends. All this irregardless of whether or not you are religious. I don't see how many 'traditional' holidays are any longer truly celebrated for their actual purposes.

Holidays and occasions now are more loosely celebrated and are meant to be times for everyone to have a chance to relax and love life a bit more and I prefer it like that. I am not religious at all and if that bothers anybody, I'm not sorry. We are all entitled to our reasons with justifications and I'm very happy without any faith!

Continue below for my first Vintage Romance palette look!
Purple gold look using Sleek's Vintage Romance palette!
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