Thursday, November 27, 2008

Latest Addiction: MAC Lipsticks

I'm addicted to MAC lipsticks! They're the uber prettiest and come in all sorts of shades and types for every skintone. HAPPY HAPPY.

I suffer from the uneven lip tone, where the top lip is darker than the bottom so the Amplified range pretty much solves that problem. Unlike the matte it's creamy and not as dry, yum. Not that I didn't get colours in their other range though. If it looks pretty, it looks pretty.

Oooh, being juvenile here, but they look like tampons heeeteeeheheheeeee.

I took a break after 6 straight hours of being holed up in the room rushing my assignment. Couldn't resist trying on me latest haul. Blankety on the lips, the most perfect nude colour EVER. Happy :) And I like the eye make-up, I say experiment is a yes way.

I only have 5, but trust me I'm on my way to becoming a lippie addict. I wanted to get another one, but I couldn't decide the colour and our stomachs were calling for Canale macaroons or macarons whatevs - of which I now totally buy into the hype. It's like chewy ice-cream, yum.

On a side note, my dance instructor told me that you could die from doing work for 8 hours straight.

Thanks bestie love *hugs and slobers disgusting nude kisses all over* :)
L to R : Blankety (Amplified), Frenzy (Frost), Viva Glam IV (Frost).

Viva Glam IV is such a gorgeous frosty red that's very buildable.
It looks so naturally right on me, it's almost scary.

Oh, and MAC Fix Plus (Fix+?) is an awesome awesome facial mist thing. It's the best I've tried ever. Refreshes, sets make-up, eliminates that cakey look from powders/mineral make-up and it smells soo good; I mean the stuff has green tea in it hullo.

For a bottle of wtf "energised" water it's a little pricey at $25, but tons of benefits and it'll last a lifetime.


Holscrap lost track of time and am late can't be late bye.

OOTD: The Maxi Please-Don't-Step-On-It Dress.

The past 1 1/2 weeks I was holed up in my room working on back-to-back end semestral projects, very rarely sleeping before 5am, waking up by ten and repeating the whole process of staring into the laptop.

But I was not miserable because the one single day that I took a break of doing nothing school-related and making myself all pretty was the best EVER for a long long time :).

I also now smell like Gwen Stefani. Mommy is the best. Best friends rock the hardest too, I think I'd die without my bitch club :).

And I finally wore out my super duper long dress!

I have no wedges/heels (my heels are all bitchy) for it so I settled for flat sandals, and it pretty much swept the floor. It was stepped on about 6 times total. Didn't care, loved it.


Thanks to all for the wishes! Birthday prayers included all of you in them :)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

OOTD: School in Tiger Print

Didn't go school though *overslept*, but I did prepare the outfit for it so might as well.

Coolness effect from an SLR. I want an SLR too.

Haha, drunk face.

Underwater cam for the bestie who's leaving me for beautiful Borneo. *grudges*

I'm quite sad because my December trip to Langkawi is cancelled :(

Zouk's Flea and Easy 16th November, tomorrow from 2pm to 7pm.

But I'll be home to work on my major essay.

Kindly be careful around white tiger/big cat enclosures.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Doe Deere Blogazine

Where's Agathe of Style Bytes? I miss her outfit posts :(

Anyway, my current blog love is Doe Deere Blogazine. Doe Deere is Xenia (if that's really her name then freeeakin' cool), this super creative individual with a feminist streak now and then.

I love love love her blog for 3 the three most important things in the world; perfect makeup in every form, a genius unabashed use of colours, and the fantastic photography.

This make-up look rocks. It has that prominent line above the eye-crease, reminisce of the Twiggy doe-eyed era, doncha think?

Thumbs up for showing the old "toning-it- down" formula the exquisitely gloved finger.

[Image Credit: Doe Deere Blogazine]

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Going straight

So I was wondering what sort of torture to inflict onto my hair, curl losing mojo and all, and in a split second of none-creativity, I got it straightened.

From this...
Yea I know you can't really see the curls either but it's a nice photo HAHA.
Lomography effect rocks.

To this.

Oooh. Check out how my hair colour pops with silky tresses.
I was supposed to have straight eye curtain bangs, but never mind.
And my hair has never ever been this long, so I'm quite happy :)

Next plan of action is to Anna Sui SS '08 it up.

I really love the hair on Irina Lazereanu, with peekaboo colour in her fringe.

But a muted purply colour would look understatedly awesome too.
But this colour is pretty hard to find in colour extensions. Hmm.

One of my qualms was that red hair extension would be a bitch to dress up for, and that I'd have to abandon colours. Not so, fortunately :)

I wear tons of purple, bluish, green, pinks, and black, shouldn't be a problem for me.

Giant chunks of crazy colour, sounds good, no?

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The Engagement

Fun week!


In traditional Malay garb!
I quite like. Mum should be feeling proud that I willingly let myself into a baju kurung on a day that's not Hari Raya-based, hah.

And pretty bouncy curls that took an entire night+morning to recreate.
No more curls, more on that in the next post.

On our way, rushing with flowers in hand.

The Girls surrounding the gorgeous girl in champagne :)

I be lookin' crraaaazy! But I like.



I'm addicted to that new Britney Spears song! Womanizer woman woman womanizer.

Well done America, you Barack-ed the vote indeed :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

New Layout!

Cheeecck it out, new banner header! *points up excitedly*

I'm suppose to be starting on at least one of two major assignments but I was lazy didn't want to do it procrastinated got decided to rest and play around blogger for a while.

I never knew such a feature existed! You can do up a foolproof layout by toggling a few things here and there. I heart blogger.

Ok back to work for real. Maybe just a very rough outline. Veerrry rough.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

OOTD: Vintage Bib-Front Dress

OOTD: Outfit of the Day.

Pretty perm almost gone, my flat hair is back. I'm giving the perm another week to live and then off to the hairdresser for me. Quite excited :).

Flea market outfit! Nothing caught my fancy, believe it.

I did see a couple of tshirts that I like, but I didn't like the shirt the design was printed on. You know, the thick cotton round neck tees that remind you of secondary school camp tees.

I'm so hungry. What I'd give for some cheese fries.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Flea Fly Flo Fun

Told ya I'd post.

It's been a while since I last went to a crappy flea market. Heard this one's not so crappy so I shall give it another go. I shall remember to take photos and junk like that.


Its..... supercalifragilisticexpialidochos!

I know, I know, it's like I died and my ghost can't even be bothered to continue my life.

In short, school+love and involvement of another interest+general absence of inspiration+how snobbish I felt I became because of this blog (and from reading other equally snobbish blogs) = what was thought to be the end of this monologue. But renewed interest and a kick in the hiney has prompted me to return.

Oh, and in quoting, uh, someone not famous, "Respect all styleeezzzzzz." Word. Haha.

I was in fact thinking of starting afresh altogether, move to a new blog with a cooler and less supercilious name, but true to my short attention span (and laziness), I abandoned the idea.

I'll be back with a goddess full of folly entries sooner than you can say with great celerity supercalifragilisticexpialidochos. By the way, I rocking can, Mary Poppins was my tween-age fascination.


Saturday, August 23, 2008

Ratchada-Lat Phrao Night Market

My number 1 highlight of the trip was this treasure trove of a weekend night market.

1. Thai youth dominated, awesome. Barely any foreigners, except the occasional white dude. And us, but we can pass off as Thai so.

2. Wonderful vintage galore! And plenty of new stuff also.

3. Cheap. At the legendary Jatujak Weekend Market one vintage dress = 500 THB. Ratchada Night Market = 150-250 THB. Bargain bargain bargain, 110 THB. That's about SGD$5/USD$3 to you. I don't even mean the ratty raggy funky-smelling vintage, I'm referring to brand new vintage.

1. Dim lighting or none at all. One of my cheap tees had a teeny tiny hole. If you're really anal, bring a torchlight.

2. Apparently only opened on Saturdays.

3. Getting there is quite tricky. Because of the many night markets in Bangkok, even taking a cab won't guarantee you'll get to this particular one. Sure-fire way to reach, take the subway, known there as MRT (confusing I know). Alight at Ratchadaphisek station, get out at Exit 2. When you emerge, you'll see nothing but buildings, chill. Turn left, walk straight ahead for less than 10 minutes. You know you've reached when you start seeing a line of parked vintage Volkswagens.

I should probably take photos of what I got instead, but urrrgggghh laaaaazzzzzzy i haaaavvveee beettteeerrr thhhiinngggsss tooo doooo bye.


Just when we're dying to yank off gladiators off the next pair of guilty feet and burn them in front of its sobbing owners, the jellies makes a return appearance.

Orthopedic shoes jellies! These are cute.

I actually miss my jelly slip-ons. Mine are broken.


Back. 7 days is not enough. We got stalked, but all in fun for two girl travellers right? Haha haa hmm *swallows throat uncomfortably*

Friend: How's your first day!
Me: !@#$agggasoankss I didn't go. Overslept.
Friend: That is soooo YOU.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Just to get into the mood of things...

This is boboniaa and she lives in Bangkok.

Oh yeah, can you say supercharged?!

A couple more hours to go and it's hello to the Land of smiles, pretty ladyboys and mango sticky rice!

My attitude towards packing has been nothing but flippant - I'd rather blog ;p. Can always get supplies there what.

Till next week!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Simply Natural's Mineral: Swatches

Back to make-up HAAA.

Makeup of the moment: mineral makeup.

They have very minimal ingredients so it's supposed to be good for the skin, environmentally friendly, they come in all crazy array of colours, and they are so so cheap.

Essentially they're coloured powders with multiple functions, most commonly used as eyeshadow, they can also be packed on the lips, brushed across cheeks, body shimmer, nail colour etc etc.

What can I say, I love them. These are from Simply Natural's, and they give entire FULL 5g jars, not sample sizes.

Pretty pretty. My first purchase I only got Jessy Black, Butterscotch, Egypt and Primrose. I liked them so much I ordered the rest.
Primrose: I would call this glitter with pink and gold shimmers. Had to pack on a lot to get a pink shade.
Rose: Primrose with actual colour. This has more pigments and wearable on the eyes.
Butterscotch: Fave of the lot. This is a basic neutral everyday colour. I put this on the entire lid, line eyes, mascara and I'm ready to get out.
Bittersweet: It's under the Orange category from the website, but it comes off pinkish corally.
Midnight Blue: Intense Navy Blue, loves it.
Blue-Bell: Very pretty in the jar, but comes off sheer. Baby blue basically.
Egypt: Green with blue shimmer hilights. Unfortunately I had to pack a lot of this on to get the nice colour out.
Gem: A much better Egypt. More pigmented and a nice deep green colour, another love.
Purple Grape: Flat purple. Loves it again.
Wine: A very nice purplish raspberry colour. Matte. Very very pigmented, I washed the colours off my hands and this one had the most vibrant stain.
Jessy Black: Black with low shimmers, nice subtle change from the usual flat mattes.


From L to R: Bittersweet, Gem, Egypt, Midnight Blue, Blue-Bell, Purple Grape, Wine, Rose

Swatches with Flash (more true to actual colour)

Swatches of Jessy Black, Butterscotch and Primrose.

Downsides: On the eyes they crease like mad, so a good eyeshadow base is essential.
Too Faced Shadow Insurance, Urban Decay Primer Potion, MAC Paint Pots should do the trick.

They are also very very messy, so be sure to get these sifter things. It will control the amount of product that comes out and prevent spillage.

If you can't get your hands on these, cover your vanity space with a piece of tissue prior to working with them.

Because Simply Natural's gave such full jars, they are bound to spill and spill they did.
This happened in the process of fixing sifters onto the jars.

Though admittedly I did sprinkle a little pink to make the tissue look prettier heh.

Anyway my spending has officially stopped, because I'm going to blow it all off on my holiday trip next week, and then I'm starting school so imma be so poor again. I'm going on holiday HAPPY EXCITED !@@##$%

It's 4 already?! I gotta get ready! Ciao!

Not that kind of ring but still.


A midnight chat with a girlfriend who's getting engaged/married soon (hello i am your bridesmaid/door reception bitch :p ) reminded me of these photos I took a long while ago of my recently-hauled rings.

With the exception of the last finger, bestie went nuts for me for the other rings at Topshop.
My diamante nails rock :)

Name rings!
Madonna's bling "M-Dolla" ring was waaaay out of my league so I'll settle cutesy kitschy ones.

Speaking of which... *thinks up a super cool hip hop name*


Life's extremities leaves one girl wandering in the middle of nowhere, with tens of missed calls and messages. It was oddly satisfying.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Heatherette for MAC: Smooth Harmony

Ooook then. Heatherette! Made a reservation for the Beauty Powder. I wanted Alpha Girl which was a pink flushy type of colour, but somehow that one will not make it to our shores. So I stuck with Smooth Harmony - a bronzey semi-matte colour, although I was pretty sure it was going to blend right into my skintone.

Yep, sucker for packaging, right here.

Can you blame me now?! Sooo sexy! Hot pink with holographic thingies. These are printed right into the plastic, not even stickers!

The uber cool box with sketches of Heatherette's founders.
And look, mirror, hello? Perfection.

By the way, as a bronzer it pretty much disappeared but surprisingly as a blusher, AWESOME. I looked so corally glowy.

I'm still contemplating whether to get the lipsticks. I only like one colour, and that colour looks veerrry similar to the one I got from the MAC Fafi collection. Hmmhmm.

Anyway, I feel like getting me some Heatherette. *Off to*

Sunday, July 13, 2008

NYX Round Lipsticks

Hello to the couple of strayers who have stumbled upon my blog through google searches of "pink elephants" and "metallic tights"!

Annnyywaaay. So I was having a bit of a problem with photoshop BUT then today I realised "heeeey why not I just take smaller resolutioned photos?" YES, double duh to the max.

I guess I'll post swatches. I've been buying an alarming amount of make-up recently. You see, I wanted to save money in not buying clothes but knowing my knack for wanting to spend, I figured that hey make-up's cheaper! and I believe it has turned into an addiction.

As promised, NYX round lipstick swatches! They kicked off my little sprees but these are the fabulousness. I got these for only USD$0.99 per tube! Prices have gone up to $2 per tube, pity.

Let's see, I ordered 7 with alternates and it came back with only four miserable tubes.

Celene: Beige with chunks of goldish shimmers.
Circe: The most perfect nude I've ever seen.
Need lipliner with this though it's so creamy.
Georgia: Very pretty pink-coral. My favourite.
Rose: Hot pink-red with subtle blue accents.

Without Flash
From Left: Celene, Circe, Georgia, Rose.

With Flash, same order.

Review: The lipsticks are verry creamy, very pigmented and so packed with colour. No funky cheap make-up smell, just a very faint apparently rose scent. Their lasting power is not bad also.
Con: Pretty packaging, but not very durable. I dropped Celene and the entire stick broke. Still usable though, just doesn't look nice.

And yesterday a package came in with my second purchases! Third one making its way! HAHA!

Princessa Lipsticks, NYX Diamond Sparkle (ridiculously overpriced in Singapore), NYX Concealer in a jar, NYX Flat Top Brush (MAC 187 dupe!).

But hey, half of these are gifts for people. NYX for colleagues, and concealer for friend.

A photo of the top half of my vanity settop, simply because it looks preeeetttyy :)

But no worries, I have averted my attention back to wonderful wonderful clothes!
The cure: TOPSHOP SALE. I was there on its first day of secret saleness (thank you topshop insider!) Close to $100 gone in one shot at Topshop, never done that before and it feeeeeels so good!

That said however... MAC Heatherette collection is FINALLY launched! Ooopsies. I was going to get their beauty powders on Friday, but they were delayed in shipping. Poo.

I'm thirsty and I'm lemming for some bubble tea. Shall run out and see if I feel like another post when I come back!