November 28, 2010

TAG: My Secrets...

I made a video inspired by Plink278 & TheSammiMariaShow
A little something... to share... =)
Tell me your secrets?

November 26, 2010

What are you thankful for?

Since it is Happy Thanksgiving over in the US right now... I thought I'd do a post on "What are you thankful for?" - Y'see... I don't think here in Australia people celebrate Thanksgiving. But so what, right, doesn't give me a reason not to be thankful for things in life =) and do a post on it... Teehee!

1) I'm thankful for... technology... y'know, telephone, the internet...
How amazing is the internet... it allows you to connect to people from all around the world and makes long distance communications thaaatttt much easier. I'm thankful for YouTube and Facebook. Hahahahaha....

2) I'm thankful for ... music
I can't imagine a world without it ... what happens when you are feeling sad and down? what happens if you can't relate to songs when your heart is broken? Or when you laying awake in the middle of the night just thinking and staring into the dark? Music... when words spoken become superfluous, music comes to the rescue

3) I'm thankful for... my sisters
My best friends, know me all too well, the good and the bad...

4) I'm thankful for... my heart
It's still beating and waiting patiently to beat double its time, despite being broken too many times before

5) I'm thankful for... makeup
It brightens your day in times when you feel down... a pop of blush always makes one glow no matter how cliche that sounds

I might add more... but for now... those are the 5 things I'm thankful for...

What are you thankful for?

"Agents of Secret Stuff"

Ryan Higa - Aden (Agent of Secret Stuff)
Arden Cho - Taylor

^_^ Enjoy!

Katy Perry - Firework

I thought I'd share... and the lyric says it all...

Do you ever feel like a plastic bag
Drifting throught the wind
Wanting to start again

Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin
Like a house of cards
One blow from caving in

Do you ever feel already buried deep
Six feet under scream
But no one seems to hear a thing
You don't have to feel like a waste of space
You're original, cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds
After a hurricane comes a rainbow

Maybe you're reason why all the doors are closed
So you can open one that leads you to the perfect road

I'm not one with too many words lately, and when I do open my mouth it's either a mumble or a rambling or a mumble jumble of undecipherable words... so I'm left with the unspoken...

November 14, 2010

A Piece of Me in November 2010

This month....

I like: souvlaki's and liking the fact that I'm hitting pan on my first MAC product! The Golden bronzer! And like a G6! Like a G6! And Danny Bhoy... and and Hok from Quest Crew - oh can he dance!! David Choi's "By my side", Kina Grannis "Valentine" ...

I don't like: walking under the burning sun and realising that I'm running out of sunscreens!!

I want you to know: that I'm looking forward in moving forward in this life that I'm living

I've planned: to travel more

I want to say to someone special: ...

November 4, 2010

Collective Review: My Hourglass Cosmetics

Hourglass is in the air!

Taken from the Facebook page
A line that truly embodies modern luxury, Hourglass Cosmetics combines timeless extravagance and style all in one elegant collection. From lush shades to incredibly luxurious packaging, makeup has never been so stunning – or perfecting. Created by beauty veteran Carisa Janes, each innovative product is formulated with the latest cosmetic technology and cutting-edge ingredients - many containing anti-aging properties. Offering a full collection of color cosmetics and brushes, Hourglass is renowned for its “complexion perfecting” products such as Veil Fluid Makeup, Veil Mineral Primer, and Illusion Tinted Moisturizer.

I was first introduced to Hourglass when I was browsing through Sephora Singapore beginning of this year. However, Hourglass was born in the year 2004 - Los Angeles. I had not heard much about it then but I knew I was in need of a new foundation, one that does not only look good but also feels good. At that time I was an Everyday Minerals user and even though I did like the mineral products I found it rather messy and inconvenient. I had a voucher and Hourglass was one of the brands listed. Since it boasts skincare benefits and Matrixyl to stimulate the production of collagen and to improve skin's texture, I was intrigued right away. I started with the foundation and concealer and built my collection from there ever since. You can read more about Carisa Janes HERE

Hourglass is formulated without parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes and no phthalates (substances added to plastics to increase their durability, flexibility, longevity, and transparency). Their liquid eyeliner lasts all day, does not smear or smudge and is waterproof.

The line consists of: (as of this moment available at Mecca Cosmetica)
  • Veil Mineral Primer Oil Free SPF15
  • Veil Fluid Makeup Oil Free SPF15
  • Veil Invisible Loose Powder
  • Solar Tan Self-Tanning Primer
  • Illusion Tinted Moisturiser SPF15
  • Hidden Concealer
  • Oxygen Mineral Compact Powder Foundation
  • Prodigy Hydrating Lip Gloss
  • Extreme Sheen Lip Gloss
  • Adorn Lipstick
  • Visionaire Eyeshadow Duo
  • Calligraphy Liquid Eyeliner
  • Trace Eyeliner (Refillable)
  • Trace Lipliner (Refillable)
  • Mascara
  • Illume Creme-to-Powder Blush/Bronzer Duo in Sunset
  • Illume Creme-to-Powder Highlighter/Bronzer Duo in Bronze Light
  • Femme Rouge Velvet Creme Lipstick (Refillable)
  • Brushes

So after almost a year of using their products, here I am, sharing with you, my Hourglass collection.

November 2, 2010

MAC A Tartan Tale & FOTD

MAC A Tartan Tale - inspired by the Scottish kilts and colours, MAC has created a gianormous collection this holiday 2010 as some parts of the world is heading towards winter and some parts going to summer, like I am here in Australia. Another thing, this is officially my first MAC Holiday purchase :)

If I had a bank safe like Ebenezer Scrooge, I'd pick up more things and more, but because I don't... and I do try to justify my purchase in whether I would use them, I went home with 1 pack. However, this is only Chapter 1. Chapter 2 of the collection will be out in Australia in 2 weeks - this will include the mini sets, mini pigments, mini lipglosses, mini nail polishes. Wait, did I just say mini nail polishes!? Now that's going in my wishlist, fo'sure! I
(heart) nail polishes...

So let me just share a little snapshots I managed to take of this collection at my local MAC store. This one was taken at David Jones, Queens Plaza, Brisbane City using my 3G iphone hahaha... me being sneaky, y'know...

The pearlglider eyeliners, eyeshadows with the prints, lipglosses, nail polishes, pigments, and the 2 vibrant blushes

The brushes sets with uber cute brush bags
But honestly, I'd give these a miss unless you really want the bag and the convenience of the mini brushes. The quality of these compared to the regular line is so different. Look at the 187, I can't understand why they would do such thing to the 187, it looks nothing like the regular 187. Anyway, enough of my rant...

Here's a look of the sets...:
- 2 Face Kits
- 2 Lip Packs + Zip Up Bag
- 2 Eye Packs + Zip Up Bag
- 2 Lip Palettes
- 4 Eyeshadow Palettes

Aren't they cute! But I wish they have prints or decorations on the actual individual blushes or the lipsticks... it'd make them even more... memorable and distinguishable, I'd reckon. Just my opinion, y'know...

So here's what I came home with...
One side...
The other side...

And out came...
It opens...
Description on the back of the box
Out came...
Ta Da!!
Some close ups... testing out my new camera =)
The Lipstick - Mellow Mood
The Lipgloss - Baby Sparks

Officially my first MAC lipliner - In Synch

I have not tried them as yet, but colour-wise, they are lovely pinks that I'd wear anytime of the day and night. I can just bring these anywhere and put them on without a doubt... No brainer sort of colours, y'know?

Well, and since I haven't done one in oh so long... I'd share a little FOTD - Face of the Day... I had this look for my Drivers Licence Renewal. How time flies, it has been 5 years and now this new licence will stay with me for the next 5... Good gracious!

What I had on:
  • Gorgeous Cosmetics Madam Lash Eyelashes in "Miss Naughty"
  • Eyeliners:
    Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner in Onyx & Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eyeliner in Noir Intense
  • Lips - bare - just a clear Smashbox lipgloss
  • Face - Hourglass Primer & Foundation Shades 2 & 1.5 mixed 50-50
Hope you're having a lovely day~ Have a little blush and don't let anyone put you down.

PS: I'm loving the scent of Versace Woman Eau De Parfum, what scent are you liking these days?