There’s something about bagel. I mean it, at least for me. Perhaps it’s the texture. Perhaps it’s the cute odd shape. Although, knowing me, it’s most likely be about the taste… and fascination.
November 4, 2013
I thought I would start of with one of my favourite herb – the one herb that seems to be popping up constantly in the face products my skin seems to love.
Also known as Salvia officinalis
What’s in the name
The name ‘salvia’ and ‘sage’ are derived from the Latin salvere (to save).
November 2, 2013
Bollywood is a 100 years old this year! May I just say… Wow! For someone who grew up watching Bollywood films on tv, it holds a dear spot in my heart.
The term ‘Bollywood’ is actually not referring to the whole of Indian cinema. Rather, it is a Hindi-language film industry that is based in Mumbai (Bombay). Since it is the largest production there and one of the largest in the world, the term sticks around, as we all know it now. For example, you can get Gujarati cinema, Bengali cinema, Malayalam cinema, Punjabi cinema, Rajasthani, Telugu, Tamil, and many other.
I would like to take this time to just point out some of the best things out of Bollywood… The makeup, the styling, the fashion, and just the beauty! I find it inspiring and it is good to be aware of the different style of looks they often carry in comparison to the more Western looks. The intricacy, the details are just magnificent. I just love getting inspired from all around everywhere. Well, and who can leave out their catchy, oh-I’m-so-guilty of liking their randomness at bursting into songs and dance.
To inspire and be inspired…
Happy 100th Years, Bollywood!
Warm wishes to many more successful years to come
PS: Some of my favourite Bollywood movies that I would recommend you check out:
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag – a must watch!
Black – amazing! Inspired by Helen Keller story
Barfi, Jodha Akbar, Ghajini, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Lagaan, 3 Idiots, Devdas
October 24, 2013
I thought I’d start a new series – and I am calling it “Ingredipedia” or “Ingredipedia Time”, still considering whether to include the “Time” word or not. The idea is to introduce, talk about, give you an idea of the ingredients that are probable to be used in a product. It is a combination of the words “ingredients” + “encyclopedia” hence the “ingredipedia”. Perhaps it’s the science/research self in me that inspired me but also just to share with you, knowledge that should be more readily provided instead of being hidden away.
I hope you'll join me in this new adventure. I am compiling ingredients all the time nowadays and to understand further the benefits/dangers of each ingredient. Some may be harder to find information on than some others. Along the way, I hope that we can give feedback to one another.
Most parts I am interested in the herbal/plants nutrients ingredients, though I would definitely include some of the other non-herbal ones just so we all could understand and learn from it all.
This will be a learning curve for me as well. I am someone who has to write it down or talk about it with others of like-minds for the information to stick. Oh and yes I do enjoy it if the information gets spread around, too.
Some ingredients that will pop up include (but not restricted to):
- sage, clary
- aloe vera
- tea (black, green, red, white, etc)
and many more I have in mind!!
For each ingredient/herb, I will mention:
- also known as (its common/scientific names, its other names in other words)
- where it is found
- description or perhaps a picture
- parts used
- uses (foodwise, medicinal or cosmetics-wise)
- what it does/its actions
What do you think? Would you be interested for me to gather this and make it an “ingredipedia”?
Any suggestion is welcomed :)
This will be a long and winding road, I can just feel it… but one has got to start somewhere, right!?
Also, would you like me to still have this series here or publish it on a different blog?
PS. The word has been created by me to describe the topics I am about to cover in future posts
October 22, 2013
Look at the detail on this blush! Want. It.
Heard great things about it and I’m a foundation addict, so this would be nice to try
6. Japonesque brushes – this one is the 150 degrees Contour brush
Not only a makeup addict but also brushes collector, I can imagine my love for this brush already
Just like the blusher, oh my, this bronzer… makes me just want to look at it and smile.
Other brands/things that interest me from beautybay.com include: Louise Young brushes… Cargo… Cloud Nine… ok, I won’t go on.
Hope everyone is having a lovely week.
October 14, 2013
Base: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure – Barracuda
Application is slightly streaky and thin on first coat. It takes about 2-3 coats for a nice opaque blue that we are all going after. This is a baby blue creme shade.
Top: Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat – Wool Lite
First application may leave you only with a few fuzzy bits, but 2-3 coats give it a more crowded fuzzyness.
Just thought that the combination of the two colours give it such a sweet and fun look for Spring! I have officially fallen in love with this pale baby blue shade, been wearing the shade on its own for few weeks now!
October 10, 2013
Where have you been all my life!? Clarins, I’m impressed!
Though I am not usually one who is too concerned about my under eye, be it wrinkles or lines or dark under eye areas… I am not denying the fact that my under eye area is far from perfect. I get one of those blueish tinge of line that can make me look forever tired (un-fresh) if I am not careful. I may also get the occasional puffiness. I have now started using eye cream, but that’s worth another post. This, however, is worth a mention in an instant!
Clarins Instant Concealer Smoothing, Long-Lasting Revives Tired Eyes
This skin-smoothing formula visibly conceals dark circles for a brighter, even and refreshed look throughout the day. Medium to full coverage.
A cream concealer that instantly refreshes the eyes, hides dark circles, smooths and soothes the eye contour, reducing puffiness to illuminate the eyes in a single step, with a result that lasts all day long.
The concealer’s colour works on the surface like a ‘veil’. Its hue is opposite of that of the dark circle so that it ‘neutralizes’ the dark circle and allows the skin to regain a natural looking skin-tone.
Made in France
Comes in shades: 01 Light, 02 Medium, 03 Dark
Now to surprise the heck out of myself and you… The shade I have is in 03 Dark and it works. I mean it, I am schocked!!
It comes in a no fuss 15ml tube, I have had no clogging or issue whatsoever. Sturdy screw cap too and you need tiny bit each time.
Bare face – bare eyes
Dab few dots on the blueish areas (which happens to be my main concerns, the areas I want to cancel out and conceal)
Hope this has been helpful for those who may be on the look out for a new under eye concealer, or those with similar concern about their under eye areas.
Available this October – NOW
Disclaimer: The product has been provided for review consideration. Honest review always. No photoshopping involved. It speaks for itself.