Saturday, 31 May 2014

Holiday Special: Day 4 & 5 in Aonang Krabi Thailand!

Day 4 & 5 in Krabi, Thailand! This is the last post of my beautiful 5 days in Aonang Krabi in Thailand! For those unaware, my boyfriend and I went on a relaxing beach getaway to Krabi Thailand where we stayed right next to the beach and spent out 5 days eating, beach hopping and walking around a lot!

Do check out the other days from my trip! Day 1 arriving (here), Day 2 beach hopping (here) and Day 3 snorkeling (here)!

Continue below for the last two days of my holiday!
Holiday Special: Day 4 & 5 in Aonang Krabi Thailand!

Friday, 30 May 2014

Overview: My Catrice Defining Blush Collection!

My Catrice Blush Collection! Feast your eyes on my Catrice defining blush collection! For those who aren't aware, I freaking love blush! I used to be scared of blushes, scared I'd turn into my mother who wears mostly just lipsticks and blush but the last few years have turned me into a blush monster!

Catrice landed in Singapore's shores in early 2013 and since then I've been trying to try out all of their range from their blushes, quads, concealer and foundations! I've just gone nuts because the range sells here for a price range of $3-20 SGD which is amazing considering international drugstore brands start selling at $20 SGD!

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Overview: My collection of Catrice Defining Blush singles! (Rosewood Forest, Toffee Fairy, Rose Royce, Apricot)

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Review: Manhattan Powder Rouge Tender Touch Blush in Elegant Violett!

Hand over that Powder Rouge! Blush, blush, blush...I never thought that I'd turn into such a blush hungry make up monster! Eyeing all blushes rose and berry, I can avoid repurchasing the same shades of eyeliner or eyeshadow and lipsticks but when it comes to blush, I literally cannot help it! 

I just love rose and berry tones for blush! It's just such a strong love that it doesn't matter how many similar types of rosy toned blushes I have, I'll always be happy to own more and try more! This lovely drugstore piece was gifted to me from Pam from Jade in the Palace blog in our last beauty swap! (Check out our swap here)

Continue below for the review!
Manhattan Powder Rouge Tender Touch Blush in Elegant Violett!

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Din Tai Fung lunch and Sous Vide Sirloin dinner! (Orange golden eye look)

Dim sum, sous vide steak and an eye look! Hope you all are doing well! I've just finished my 18 month diploma culinary course and am ready to relax for a short while! I'll be doing a proper post on the ending of my course soon! For now, here's a day of food!

I went to the famous Din Tai Fung outlet for lunch and then we made sous vide sirloin steaks for dinner! I also had did a fun and bright orange golden eye look using the lovely MUA Heaven and Earth palette!

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Din Tai Fung Lunch and home made Sous Vide Sirloin dinner! (Orange golden eye look using MUA Heaven and Earth palette)

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Rave Review: NYX Butter Gloss in shades Vanilla Cream Pie, Cupcake & Raspberry Tart!

NYX Butter Glosses! They've been out forever and I'm so jealous of the ladies who have collected half of them or even ALL of them! NYX is finally being sold in Singapore but at Sephora and at travelling booths in malls. But I much rather avoid seeing all the other make up so I won't end up with more than I meant to buy!

I bought these from an online shop called 'Shopping district' which sells products from brands like NYX, Cover Girl, Wet n Wild and even Maybelline and L'oreal but basically products that can't be found locally in Singapore. At the time I bought these the newer shades had just become available on their site and it was so hard just to pick three to start with!

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NYX Butter Gloss in shades Vanilla Cream Pie, Cupcake & Raspberry Tart!

Monday, 26 May 2014

Skincare review: Scentio Apricot Sherbet Body Scrub from Beauty Buffet!

Apricot Sherbet Body Scrub! Body scrubs! It's the type of product I don't use very often and therefore I find as a treat when I do whip out my tubs of body scrub! While on holiday in Bangkok last year I picked this up at the famous Beauty Buffet skincare/make up shop! 

I had so much trouble making up my mind which scrub to buy because they had 6 different version of this body scrub and I wanted them all! (Check out my holiday beauty haul here!)

NOTE: This can be purchased in Singapore from Smoochiezz beauty booths or online store for $15.90 SGD! It's double the original price but still soooo worth it!  

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Scentio Apricot Sherbet Body Scrub from Beauty Buffet

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Special: Mini Highschool Class of 2012 Reunion at Brewerkz!

Highschool Reunion! Hello ladies! For those who don't know, I grew up in several different countries in south east asia, returning often during holidays to singapore. Hence my classmates are from everywhere in the world, in a class of 25-30 students, people came from 10-15 different countries or more.

This was our life and still is, being surrounded by people from everywhere was our reality growing up and it doesn't challenge us like a lot of locals seem to feel growing up and living in one place their whole lives! The three that I met up with were classmates I had while living in Phnom Penh Cambodia!

Continue below for the photos from the night!
Mini Highschool Class of 2012 Reunion Dinner at Brewerkz, Singapore!

Friday, 23 May 2014

Review: Covergirl Last Blast Length water resistant in Black!

Covergirl Lash Blast Length! Yes, which asian girl do you know of who doesn't want more length? Or thickness? Or curl? We really do have some of the wimpiest lashes out there but then again we also therefore have a reason to try out tons of mascaras! 

I already have my holy grail in the Kiss Me Heroine mascara (my review here) which I've been using the last 3 years and repurchasing before I finish as not only does it make my lashes amazing but it's super waterproof to the point of being able to swim with it on.

I had asked a friend to help me buy this as I was interested a while ago in trying this out. There's so much positive feedback on covergirl mascaras I thought I'd give this one a try!

Continue below for the review!
Covergirl Last Blast Length water resistant in Black!

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Home made mince beef, lamb and liver curry gravy pie!

Mince meat and curry pie! As usual, my boyfriend and I often cook up new recipes and I had a craving for a mince meat pie for a while! We both decided on a mince beef, lamb and pork liver pie and I decided that I wanted to make the gravy curry flavored!

It was an unexpectedly amazing pie and it came out beyond what we'd thought it would. This is a super simple and easy way to make a super tasty, filling and heart warming deep dish pie!

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Home made mince beef, lamb and liver curry gravy pie!

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Lime, pastel purple and soft orange eyes! (Kiko and Catrice eyeshadows)

Soft colorful eyes and fluttery lashes! In my effort to create more colorful or interesting look I went digging through all my eyeshadows looking for lesser used products and went to my storage area for products that are new and untouched! I decided to use a Kiko palette which was gifted to me which had soft mattes and some shades from my Catrice Submagreen quad!

To finish off this more unusual eye look I added a dramatic fluttery soft effect pair of lashes also gifted to me from Pam from Jade in the Palace. They were from Primark beauty and look and feel so good on! 

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Lime, pastel purple and soft orange eyes! (Using Kiko Blooming and Catrice Submagreen)

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Snacks of April : Daiso snacks haul!

OMNOMNOM SNACKS! Who doesn't love to have snacks? Crunchy, crispy, salty little bits that we just eat mindlessly because we can and because they are sooo yummy! I used to snack a lot when I was younger and not in terms of chips and candy and sodas but in terms of proper meal snacks like a small basket of fried wings and fries or wantons!

My boyfriend and I raided a Daiso recently and I told him that I plan to slowly eat through all the snacks sold at the Japanese $2 store by buying different snacks everytime we visit! Here's a bunch we picked up and ate through this last month!

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Daiso snack haul: Animal Vegetable Biscuits, Potato Salad Taste Rings, Pretzel Bits Tomato Taste, Springy Chocolate Cake!

Monday, 19 May 2014

Rave Review: Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow Box!

Gimme that Deluxe Shadow Box! This beautiful box of colorful shimmery shadows from Urban Decay was gifted to me by the lovely Pam from Jade in the Palace blog! We had a swap some months ago and this was an amazing surprise from her as she knows that I like playing around with bright colors and I love shimmery shadows!

I'd almost ordered this for myself two years ago but the shipping cost from the site was too high for my liking and skipped. I was sad as this isn't produced anymore and isn't sold in many places anymore so receiving this was such a heart warming surprise!

Continue below for the review, swatches and looks!
Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow Box!

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Review: Boots Botanics Mattifying Toner Shine Away!

Botanics Mattifying Toner! I used to suffer from oily skin all the time but after being on medication to help control my oiliness I have combination skin at worse. This very interesting toner from Boots Botanics range was picked up during my holiday in Bangkok last year! Check out my Bangkok beauty/skincare haul here!

I often like using toner at home when I'm not wearing any make up and love using it at night before applying any skincare. Toner is a great for a skincare routine when you have oilier skin!

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Boots Botanics mattifying Toner Shine Away!

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Rave Review: Sleek Face Contour Kit in Light 884!

Contour me away! I've never and am still not a contouring gal. I don't often sculpt or contour my face although my flatter asian features could use a light contouring in the cheek and nose region. Due to my lack of interest of care to try contouring products I simply don't have any! 

However after seeing so many girls who are and aren't contour queens using this simple looking 'kit' from sleek, I decided to go ahead and order it after having ordered a lot of make up from Sleek already and loving it all! (Check out my most recent Sleek haul here!)

Continue below for my review!
Sleek Face Contour Kit in Light 884

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Lunch at GRUB's and a smudged black eyeliner look!

GRUB for you? Having always a long list of different indie type cafes or lesser known restuarants on my list as well as very popular eateries that I just haven't tried's always difficult to choose where to eat next! I decided to try out this cafe located at one end of the very large park in Bishan! 

It's called GRUB and is known for their very affordable food and their yummy sides like their fries with japanese mayo dressing and shredded seaweed!

Continue below for the lunch and my smudgy eye look!
GRUB's sous vide pork shoulder and pineapple burger!

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Rave Review: Vanill Press Powder in 02!

Vanill Press Powder! I don't know about other ladies here in the blogsphere but I am in love with powders. All pressed powders, any type of pressed powder with coverage I want to try! I got through about one 7-9 gram pan of pressed powder every month, I just love using it on its own or to set my base. 

I took the opportunity while I was there to purchase make up and items from brands not found here in Singapore and I got a big bunch of pressed powders knowing that I will eventually use all of them up within the next 6 months to a year!

On my trip to Bangkok last year I bought a bunch of pressed powders including this one! (Check out my Bangkok beauty haul here!)

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Vanill Press Powder in shade 02

Monday, 12 May 2014

First Bath & Body Works haul! (Flagship store in Singapore!)

First Bath & Body Works in Singapore! I'm not exactly sure when they opened by I believe it was earlier this year or late last year. This is our flagship store, located in The Shoppes shopping center at Marina Bay Sands, it's a large high end retail stop that's full of exclusives and expensive brands. I personally am not interested in the fashion part but I'm so glad that there's a B &BW here!

I had to go and buy something since I love scented candles and soaps! I was so tempted to buy several body washes because they smelled sooo damn good! But I didn't want to spend too much and stuck to two simple picks!

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Visiting the flagship Bath & Bodyworks store in Singapore at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands!

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Rave Review: B. Vibrant Lip & Cheek Color in Fandango!

Let's B. Vibrant! Having won this much raved about lip product from giveaway held by Evelyn from We Were Raised By Wolves I was so excited to try this out and to see if the formula would work with my very difficult lips that tend to be so dry and peel when I put on lip product!

After testing this out for a whole day at home, I was confident to try this on a night out and I totally didn't regret it at all. This is officially the best lip crayon I've tried this year!

Continue below for the rave review!
B. Vibrant Lip & Cheek Color in Fandango!

Friday, 9 May 2014

Holiday Special: Day 3 in Aonang Krabi Thailand!

Day 3, in Krabi Thailand! Here's the third day of our beach holiday adventure trip in Thailand that I took with my boyfriend last month at the end of March! For all those who commented on my sunburn on the last  post, don't worry, it only took...TWO WEEKS before my back and shoulder burn subsided! Overall I was very happy though, my upper arms and back needed some tanning and the strategically placed sunscreen actually worked!

Here's day 3, we went on a long boat tour of some islands which included some snorkeling in a few areas! It wasn't perfect but for $40 SGD each, you'd never be able to even just take a tour to the sites we went to, let alone go snorkeling and have a local dinner on the beach!

Continue below for the beautiful day!
Holiday Special: Day 3 in Aonang Krabi Thailand!

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Estee Lauder Travel Exclusive Purse Spray Collection!

Exclusive perfume collection from Estee Lauder! I'm not sure about everyone else but I'm a sucker for duty free products! I love how they are special, exclusive and not found in regular stores. However when I am actually in duty free I freeze! I spend up to two hours just browsing and thinking and swatching and forgetting about the things I want to buy because I'm just so amazed and want to buy as many things as I can with my budget in mind!

This beautiful elegant perfume set was gifted to me from my mother who came back from a short trip a few months ago. I've never been a perfume or even body spray person but I do like a spritz now and again!

Continue below for the perfumes! 
Estee Lauder Travel Exclusive Purse Spray Collection

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Home made beef kway teow noodle and fried rice!

Beef kway teow noodles and fried rice! I don't know about the rest of you but I absolutely love making simple asian dishes at home. I'm really an asian food girl. I like quick cooking, quick prep and fresh flavors which I get from asian stir fries, stews, soups and dishes in general! 

Here's my step by step pictorials of how I make beef kway teow noodles and fried rice at home! Feel free to use chicken, seafood or pork for the noodles and any other meat/vegetables for the fried rice! 

Continue below for my dishes!
Home made beef kway teow noodles and fried rice!

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Skincare: Olay White Radiance brightening intensive serum!

White Radiance Serum! For the longest time I've known about skincare since I was about 10 years old, it's been drilled into me that it's very important to take care of your skin. I'm not yet 20 but will be later this year and it's definitely time to start taking care of our skin from as early as possible. I'm really considering buying more high end skincare to prevent and improve the condition of my skin.

I have light pigmentation on my cheeks, my skin is normal/slightly oily and my main concern is just to keep my skin plump, even textured and clear! I was in the pharmacy with my mother and decided to pick up this very affordable product!

Continue below for the review! 
Olay White Radiance brightening intensive serum

Monday, 5 May 2014

Rave Review: Sleek true colour lipsticks! (Vixen, Peaches & cream, Fuchsia, Candy Cane, Cherry)

True Colour Lipstick! No, I didn't go mad and put in an order for 5 lipsticks without trying one first! I picked up two shades from them many months ago int the sheen formula after looking at swatches and reviews for a while and I absolutely loved them both. I decided them to go ahead to buy 5 more shades while there was a discount still going on!

I already ordered and reviewed two shades a while ago, they were the reason why I decided to go ahead and buy all these! Check out my review of the shades Barely There and Coral reef!

Continue below for the haul and review!
Sleek true color lipstick in sheen- Vixen, Peaches & cream, Fuchsia, Candy Cane and Cherry

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Empties post: April Empties 20141

April Empties! Yep, it was another great month of using up products and throwing out products that I haven't finished because they don't work or because they're too old! Not much else to say except I really have cut down on my stocking up of products as in the past I would buy two of something if I liked it a lot but now I don't do that as skin changes and your preferences do too!

Continue below for the big empties!
Herbal Essences weighty and strong (old formula), John Frieda Frizz-ease conditioner, Sunsilk silky smooth & manageable hair mask, Banana boat suncreen, Sunsilk smooth & manageable shampoo!

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Visiting Dinosaurs 'Dawn to Extinction' exibihit! (pink and gold eye with Urban Decay)

Day out to the Dinosaurs! A few weeks back when my boyfriend and I were free we decided to travel down to The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands where the Art Science Museum is for the Dinosaur exhibition is being held for some months! Like any other child, we both loved dinosaurs and still are fascinated as ever!

We decided to have lunch at Thai Express, a franchaise thai chain which I haven't eaten at for my years and we had a really great experience! I really want to go back for my food and a dessert!

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Thai Express lunch and visiting the 'Dinosaurs Dawn to Extinction' exhibition at the Art Science Museum at Marina Bay Sands!

Friday, 2 May 2014

Food: Home cooked meals for April 2014!

Bright, fresh and tasty! Those are the words to describe all the yummy meals prepared the last month plus in my home by myself, my boyfriend and my mother! I've saved some of my more special meals for individual posts but this collective one is filled with a lot of yummy meals made at home and eaten at home!

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Fresh delicious foods for the month of April: Pomegranates, smoked tuna salad, korean bim bim bap, Indian rojak!

Thursday, 1 May 2014

April Haul: Forever 21 dresses and Bershka denim shorts!

April haul time! Yes, I promised to save money! Yes, I need to save for university courses! Yes, I have bought some make up this month! Yes, I ended up buying a few things this month! Oh it just a lack of will power or because as a girl I can't go so long without getting a few things for myself? 

I rarely go to Forever 21 anymore, I dropped by their big store in town in January and didn't like a single thing and walked out but this time when everyone was picking up printed tops, jeggings, stretchy colorful jeans and simple tops I went straight to search for dresses!

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April clothes haul: Dresses from Forever 21 and denim shorts from Bershka!

Review: Catrice Multi Colour Compact Powder for Lighter Skin 010 Rose Beige!

Multicolor compact powder! Having seen a multi colored pressed powder from so many brands, drugstore and some high end brands I've been drawn to how it would work. Most of the time these multi color powders are either corrective, for setting make up or for light coverage. I saw this at the Catrice stand and couldn't help but to get it because it's so cheap!

I chose the shade for lighter skin and as you can see I was really excited to see how it would look on my yellow skin tone as there's a great spray like blend of colors that make up the powder.

Continue below for the review!

Catrice Multi Colour Compact Powder for Lighter Skin 010 Rose Beige
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