Sunday, 31 August 2014

Shimmery pastel eyes with Sleek Snapshots palette! (lunch at dian xiao er)

Shimmery and pastel! I'm a huge fan of shimmery and colorful shades! Especially most of the colors in the beautiful Snapshots palette which has some wonderful easy to use pale colorful shimmery shades!

I was getting ready to go out for lunch with my mom and the boyfriend and I wanted something fun and colorful on the eyes! When I was finished, I thought, "This looks like a bowl of colorful cotton candy on my eyes!" Tell me what you think below!

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Shimmery pastel eyes (Lotus flower, kiwi flower and Green iguana ) with Sleek's Snapshots palette!

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Haul: Luxola and Shopping disctrict! (Alpha H, Steam cream, Z-palette)

Luxola haul time! This haul was done more than a month ago but I was so excite waiting for these lovely bits I made sure I was home when the order was scheduled to arrive! For those who don't know Luxola is a singapore based beauty store that has international shipping and is known for stocking up on a variety of brands that can't be found in Singapore or bought locally in South East Asia. 

They also carry a lot of Zoeva brushes which are mostly out of stock because they are so popular and more luxurious brands like Rouge Bunny Rouge and SKII, although don't expect full lines available for all brands.

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Skincare haul from Luxola!  (Alpha H skincare, Steam cream, Z-palettes)

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Dusty rose eyes and a moist pink lip! (Giant dim sum lunch)

Delicate dusty rose eyes! When in doubt, I tend to go neutral and pinkish or shimmery rose shades to be specific! This look was done with my new Lorac Unzipped palette! I am a huge fan of shimmery and satin eyeshadows so steer away if you're looking for a matte shadow look! 

The family went out to try a chinese restaurant down town which had a 40% off all their dim sum during lunchtime so we thought since they had such a wide dim sum menu we would head over and order one of almost everything!

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Dusty rose eyes and a moist pink lip! (Giant dim sum lunch)

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Review: Majolica Majorca Majolook trio in BR799!

Want a perfect taupe trio? I know all beauty lovers who love neutrals will surely have a favorite taupe or two in your collection! I personally haven't experienced many mac eyeshadows but have been noticing how beautiful their neutrals are! I do like taupe although it's not the type of shade that I reach for immediately when I want to go neutral. I love bronzey types of browns a bit more than taupes on my eyes. 

This beautiful trio from majolica majorca caught my eye as the center taupe shade was the most silvery liquid taupe shade when I swatched it in store so I had to grab this trio!

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Majolica Majorca Majolook trio in BR799!

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Snack haul for July! (Daiso, Japanese mini mart)

Japanese snack attack! This is my second snack haul featuring snacks from Daiso! It's a $2 SGD shop here and is extremely popular internationally! They have a lovely food section with miso pastes, snacks, chips, candies, seaweed, japanese sauces and all kinds of tid bits! This time around I picked up some yummy corn snacks and other awesome bits from a small Japanese mini-mart!

Do check out my first snack haul from Daiso here!

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Snacks from Daiso and more! Corn snacks, green tea chocolate chip cookies, Mug instant noodles!

Monday, 25 August 2014

Review: Born Pretty Store High Grade Flat Concealer and Foundation Brush!

Flat and for foundation! I've always been comfortable and still very much use my fingers for applying foundation. I don't need much coverage so having a perfectly even coat of base doesn't bother me sometimes but having a perfectly blended base is what concerns me! I have had two of my favorite fluffy stippling brushes die the last few months and I've since bought new face brushes.

One of my new foundation brushes is this petite flat top concealer and foundation brush! I have used it a few times now and I think I've got enough experience to speak about how I feel about its performance!

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Born Pretty Store 1Pc High-grade Flat Brush Foundation Brush Concealer Brush Makeup Brush

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Yellow and teal green eyes with bronzed cheeks!

Yellow and teal! Yes, yes, I've got absolutely no fancy names for any of my make up looks because I've just never been keen on thinking or putting much thought into names. It's not something that excites me although if I spend enough time I probably would be able to come up with something snazzy when when it comes to make up, a fancy name doesn't make a blah look any better!

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Yellow and teal green eyes with bronzed cheeks!

Empties for June and July 2014!

Mega empties for the last two months! I've been juggling so many things the last two months that I had to forfeit my empties post for June! Here is a compilation of the last two months of empties that I have produced! I've been going through tones of haircare, skincare and bits and bobs! I'm trying very hard to use everything I have without buying anything new as I'll be leaving to school overseas in December and won't be taking many products with me!

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Herbal Essences lavender and honey conditioner, St. Ives apricot scrub, The Face Shop Rice Water Bright cleansing foam, Daiso puff and sponge detergent, Roberto Cavalli perfumed body wash

Friday, 22 August 2014

Food post June and July 2014: Home made meals!

Baked pasta, stewed beef and seared scallops! Yes, I love cooking at home when I have the chance and I usually cook meals for my boyfriend and I or my family at least once a week! Recently I've been dying for pastas and more baked meat dishes! Here's what my boyfriend and I have been cooking the last two months at my house!

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Baked tomato sauce fusilli, pesto pasta and braised red wine stewed beef!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Review: Rival de Loop Liquid Make-up in 03 cashmere!

Cashmere Liquid Make-up! Many liquid foundations advertise and claim to go on the skin smoothly and most of them do but it's most important that it feels, looks and last well. I love using BB creams but they are 99% all have a dewy finish and I end up setting them with foundation powders so that they feel matte and last well all throughout a humid and hot day.

This foundation was gifted to me in a swap from Pam from Jade in the Palace blog! She and I both have oilier skins and similar skin tone! However my skin is no longer as oily as it was a few years ago and now I can say my skin is normal to slightly oily. I was so excited to see this German drugstore brand and was not disappointed at all!

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Rival de Loop Liquid Make-up in 03 cashmere!

Sunday, 17 August 2014

First look with the Lorac Unzipped palette! (Pink bronze eyes)

Unzipped with Lorac! I am just another girl who is crazy over neutral palettes but not the matte only brown toned type of neutrals but the palettes with a range with pinks, bronze, golds and more! Surprisingly I don't own any of the Urban Decay Naked palettes but I would love to own the 3rd rose toned one in the near future! 

This beautiful Unzipped palette caught my eye as all the shades are light or medium toned with lots of shimmer. This palette was out of stock in a local online store for months so when I saw this back in stock I bought it and it went straight out of stock a few days later!

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First look with the Lorac Unzipped palette! (Pink bronze eyes)

Thursday, 14 August 2014

June & July 2014: Lunch and dinners eaten out!

Food, food, food! Yes, I'm a huge foodie! Not the kind that always goes to new places and goes to fancy roof top bars and eats the 8 course tasting menu but the kind that revisits their favorite places and constantly seeks variations. I grew up in an international schooling environment and because I'm from singapore and we have all kinds of cuisine here, I eat virtually everything. 

Most singaporeans eat Malay, Chinese, Nyona Western and Indian food while growing up as that's the make up of the ethnicities here too! I also have always been eating plenty of Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and Thai!

Continue below for my many delicious meals out!
Crystal Jade La Mian Kitchen at Takashimaya: Spicy beef broth la mian, special xiao long bao, vegetable spring rolls, chilled drunken chicken spicy chilli oil la mian!

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Handbag haul: Charles & Keith summer collection!

Handbag haul time! Yes, it has been a long long time since I did major damage in the hand bag department. I rarely buy new bags, for one, they can be quite pricey in Singapore even if it's a no name accessory brand bag. One brand that I always gravitate towards for their beautiful designs and super well made qualities and fun and modern designs is local home grown brand Charles & Keith. 

It's a singaporean brand that was started by Singaporeans and is actually very popular in south east asia, they even have stores all over the world which is impressive as Singapore has very few internationally known brands! Another singapore brand is Rachel K for her CC cream which has exploded in the international beauty world!

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My new bags from Charles & Keith! Classic Bowling Bag (soft salmon pink), Casual Sling Bag (neon canary yellow), Small Structured Handbag (Fuchsia)

Monday, 11 August 2014

Gradient Purple Princess look! (dinner at Din Tai Fung)

Purple Princess! I've always loved blues and greens for colorful eyeshadow looks but now and again I love dipping into purples! I did this pure purple look using the purples from my coastal scents 36 smokey palette! I unfortunately didn't take photos of all the products I used but do enjoy my photos from dinner!

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Gradient Purple Princess look using the Coastal Scents Smokey palette! (Dinner at Din Tai Fung)

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Review: P2 Sheer Glam Lipstick in 071, 011, 090! (Mona Lisa Smile, French Kiss, Sex and the City)

Sheer Glam Lipstick! I realize that many ladies who don't wear bright shades are not used to the color or don't enjoy the texture of lipstick. I'm sort of one of those ladies who loves brights on the lips but only decides to go full on lipstick on days where my lips are 'feeling' good or when I'm in the mood for being okay with maintenance as I've got dry lips that peel especially when there's product on them!

These three beautiful lippie were part of a swap I did with the lovely Pam from Jade in the Palace blog! She helped me get these lippies to try as I had seen her review P2 lipsticks on her blog before and they looked great! Check out the swap here!

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 P2 Sheer Glam Lipstick in 071, 011, 090! (Mona Lisa Smile, French Kiss, Sex and the City)

Light bronze eye and hot pink lips with Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet!

Light eyes, pink pout! Don't you ladies have those days where all you want is a bold pout on the face? I really felt like I wanted super simple all over and just a punch on the lips and so I reached out straight out to my hot pink Bourjois Edition Velvet in Ping Pong!

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Light bronze eye and hot fuchsia lips with Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet 06 Ping Pong!

Friday, 8 August 2014

Skincare review: The Face Shop Smart Peeling Jelly Apple Peeling wash!

Jelly Apple wash! I'm someone who is easily fascinated by products that use plant or fruit extracts or ingredients, I guess we just all like to think that if it has something natural in it, it should be good for us! I have been trying out a couple different jelly 'peeling' face washes which are meant to help exfoliation of the top layer of dead skin cells without being rough on the skin. This was the first of a few I've tried so far.

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The Face Shop Smart Peeling Jelly Apple Peeling wash!

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Berry explosion look using Urban Decay Deluxe palette! (Fishnet, ransom, peace, scratch)

Berry explosion! For some reason I can actually imagine a mix of berry jams of purples, blues and reds exploding on someone's face when I thought of the name for this look! However my look is nowhere that abstract or artistic! I was in the mood for something light, bright and pretty. I wanted to someone use a few of the purples in my Urban Decay deluxe palette and this is what I came up with!

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Berry explosion look using Urban Decay Deluxe palette! (Fishnet, ransom, peace, scratch)

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Rave Review: Heavy Rotation Perfect Liquid Eyeliner in Deep Black 01!

Perfect liquid eyeliner? I've tried now at least 5 Asian brands of liquid eyeliner and all of them have been great in different ways but my favorite type has to be the ones with a soft nylon fiber tip. Those eyeliners are the ones that are the easiest to draw a smooth line without any drag, pull or effort at all. I'm not a fan of felt tips or pencil eyeliners for the upper lash line.

I have repurchased my favorite Kiss me heroine eyeliner already 4 times and after trying a K-palette eyeliner and being disappointed by how it performed after a few months I was ready to try a new brand of eyeliner! Isn't it funny how so many brands of asian eyeliners have the word "perfect" in their names?

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 Heavy Rotation Perfect Liquid Eyeliner in Deep Black 01!

Monday, 4 August 2014

Pink and brown brightening eyes with purple lips! (1028 Brownie Eyes palette)

Brownie eyes and purple lips! Yes, yes....I know I suck with coming up with names for looks, I am not creative in that sense at all! This was something I made when getting ready for a casual date evening with my boyfriend! I wanted to dig into my new 1028 Brownie neutral palette and then I wanted a hot pop of color on my lips!

Purple lips has something I've been interested in, as long as it's berry or pink based I'm quite happy with this sort of wearable purplish lip color! NYX Butter Gloss came to my calling!

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Smokey brown eyes with purple lips! (1028 Brownie Eyes palette and NYX Butter Gloss)

Saturday, 2 August 2014

10 Things: I Wish I Knew About Make Up as a Teen!

 Hello ladies! I've never been one who does tags or do about of post just talking about specific topics other than beauty or food related things. I'm very straightforward in my blog, beauty reviews, looks, food and days out, I don't spend much time doing much else. When I came across this post from another blogger I knew I would love to do it too!

This lovely idea for a post came from Carmen of Clothes and Camera blog! Check out her post here!

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10 Things: I Wish I Knew About Make Up as a Teen!

Friday, 1 August 2014

Home made Lasagna and lemon butter cake with glaze!

Dinner and Dessert! How many of you ladies cook home made meals at home? Well, I hope I'm not the only one! Besides having been trained to cook in school and having worked in a few kitchens I've always cooked at home or helped out with cooking. In the last year I've made so many yummy dishes at home by myself or with my boyfriend who also loves food and making it.

I decided I wanted a traditional lasagna with bechamel and lots of cheese and a tasty meat ragout inside! That I left to my boyfriend to take care of, while I made a lemon butter cake I saw on a blog!

Continue below for the delicious dishes!
Home made Lasagna and lemon butter cake with glaze!
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