December 31, 2010

Last Post of the year Twenty Ten

I want to leave this world with words
and with such words I shall leave this last year behind
How can I be
How can I do
How can I
end this journey alone without being blue
Such a year
What a year
Time has passed and another is on its way for me to caress
to hold, to touch, to embrace...
Maybe it's time for me to not worry about being misunderstood
Maybe it's time for me to really move towards dreams yet achieved
Proven real
Hidden talents to show
A new year, a new beginning... a new chapter in our lives.
The road is unfinished... paved but cracked and still need amend
... let this be the last post... and may y'all have a
happy new year~!
I'm out~

December 27, 2010

2010 Favourite Products

Hi lovelies!
I hope you all are having a fantastic holiday season! It's summer here and it has been raining non stop! Floods are happening around the country.

So, I saw this post going around blogs and I thought it'd be fun to do one... was thinking of making a video of it but it might turn out to be too long...

It sure is fun doing the current favourites etc but here would be a run down the list of products that top the list in terms of ... well, in my life! This will be a special post... Without further adue...

Makeup

Foundation: Oh how many have I gone through this year to find the one I'm happiest with. After a little debate... I have to say my favourite, which I have been supporting almost everyday for the past few weeks or so... would be this blend of 2: MAC Pro Longwear Foundation (NC30) & Lancome Teint Miracle (03). It lasts all day, totally cancels out my redness (since I blush easily) and keeps my face looking flawless all day. It does not crack or disappear and work friendly. It may even be gym friendly!
EDIT: Hourglass Veil Fluid Foundation - this is waterproof and lasts all day - has skincare properties and doesn't break me out - the foundation I used every single day while I was in hot humid days in Singapore and Indonesia

Concealer: Hmm... I haven't been using much concealer, mostly just using the foundation on particular spots. However, I've been loving YSL Touche Eclat as undereye concealer/brightener! The MAC Pro Longwear concealer is also not bad, though I think I might have to get a shade lighter... The NC30 concealer can look slightly orange on me sometimes...

Powder: Maybelline Dream Matte Powder ... has surprisingly beaten all the other powders I have! Even those high end ones! I think this may be the end of my search - a HG product - wow! Though, I do use the MAC Invisible Prep + Prime Powder or RCMA Powder No Color for undereyes

Blush: Gorgeous Cosmetics Pro Colour in Marshmellow mixed with Rhubarb (I think? Unfortunately I don't remember this other color and mine is in the quad so I can't check the name), MAC Pro Blush in Cantaloupe, ELF Blush from the Blush & Bronzing Duo

Bronzer: MAC Golden bronzer, ELF Bronzer from the Blush & Bronzing Duo, NARS Laguna

Highlighter: YSL Touche Eclat set with NARS Nico, Gorgeous Cosmetics Conceal It Concealing Cream in Light Neutral

Eyeshadow: Hourglass Visionaire Eyeshadow Duo in Suede, Guerlain Ombre Eclat Duo & Liner in L'Heure Bronzer 382, The lightest shade from Smashbox Eyeshadow Quad in Smolder (Thanking Roseanne for this quad!)

Eyeliner: Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink hands down!!

Eyeshadow Primer/Base: Urban Decay Primer Potion + Gorgeous Cosmetics Conceal It Concealer Cream in Light Medium

Eyelash Curler: Gorgeous Cosmetics or Shiseido

Mascara: Now this is a tricky one... I've gone through a few different ones all in Black and Waterproof. Maybelline Full 'n' Soft, MaxFactor Aqua Lash, MaxFactor Masterpiece, CoverGirl Volume Exact. I remember being happy with CoverGirl Lash Blast too hahaha... to name a few that I was happy with. Although, Maybelline Full 'n' Soft might top the list here.

Lipstick: Guerlain Kiss Kiss Stick Gloss in 962 Grape Juice, Maybelline Colorsensational in 145 Plaza Pink, MAC Mellow Mood from A Tartan Tale collection, MAC Blooming Lovely from Liberty of London collection, Guerlain Kiss Kiss Maxi Shine in 643 Chocolate Shine

Lipgloss: Hourglass Prodigy in Opium, MAC Hot House from Disney collection, Smashbox Location

Nail Polish:
MAC Brown Bag, MAC In the Buff, OPI Rumple's Wiggin' from Shrek collection


BODY

Shower gel/soap: Still looking for 1 I really really like... been sort of changing and getting sick of them one by one... Palmolive shower gels are okay... Lush Vanilla in the Mist smells good and so does Porridge soap... but not exactly favourite favourite...

Body lotion/cream: I use body powder Lush Vanilla Puff Powder (plus, it's summer here) but when I do, I use my Grown Vanilla & Orange Peel cream or Nivea cream in jar

Body exfoliator: Lush sugar scrub, Lush Mask of Magnaminty and I want to try Lush Rub Rub Rub

Hand cream: Grown - Vanilla & Orange Peel

Lip balm/treatment: MAC Lip conditioner in jar, Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Protectant cream

Perfume: Kate by Kate Moss, Versace Woman (and I secretly wanting Chloe)

FACE

Cleanser: Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleanser, Lush Herbalism mixed with L'Occitane Olive Facial Foam

Toner: Lush Eau Roma Water

Moisturiser: Lancome Hydra Zen, The Face Shop White Tree EX Vita Cream, Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Refining Moisture Cream Complex, L'Occitane Olive Facial Lotion

Facial Mask: Lush ... Mask of Magnaminty, Brazened Honey, Oatifix

Exfoliator: Cure Natural Aqua Gel (I still want to try Laneige Strawberry Yoghurt!)

Makeup Remover: Neutrogena Night Calming Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes (Face Wipes - purple packaging) and for the eyes - Missha The Style (when I can get them) or if not, Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover works best for me out of the other brands out there

Aah, so there we have it... my favourites... =)

Quote:
"the eye never has enough of seeing nor the ear its fill of hearing; what you do not wish for yourself do not do to others-"

December 11, 2010

Rambless...

So it's my weekend off and I decided to watch Marley & Me on dvd. End result? Swollen red eyes flooded with tears that did not end until the credits started rolling. Is it just the moment or is the movie really such a tearjerker a quarter to the end? Maybe I'm just so caught up in the moment, watching the movie while my baby dog is fast asleep on my lap with his eyes occasionally peeking through his blue blanket softly gazing at me. Maybe it's the thought that someday he would die. Maybe I'm just emotional or maybe I'm such a soft kind-hearted person... hahahaha...

As I am writing this, Rama (my baby dog's name) is chewing on a New Zealand sheep soft toy souvenir. Oh, wait, why is he chewing on it!? Be right back.

Alright, back. I just took it off him and he just stared at me as though saying, "why did you do that for?" I just stared back. Sometimes I just watch him and think how cute he is... or how handsome he is... when in fact, he could be such a spoiled brat.

I mean, one second he would be sleeping soundly hugging his favourite toy or favourite blanket. Then just the tiniest sound of someone in the kitchen would wake him up and he'd dash to the kitchen wondering whether there's food for him. He is, endlessly hungry. He also looks like he's endlessly smiling. So you get angry at him, maybe for chewing tissues or just rummaging through the rubbish bin, then he gives you those two puppy eyes... and you melt. Gosh!

He hates lawnmowers, the sound of it... He also hates blowdryer. He would bark at it as though it's going to eat him up. He gets so picky with people it's ridiculously interesting. And boy, does he shed...

There are times when you thought of giving up and just don't want to deal with things, Rama is one of them... yet, I think life really is about all these good and bad blended together and what makes us alive.

If it's good, it's wonderful... if it's bad, it's experience... no regrets (quote from Drizzy Drake)

I look at Rama sleeping under my chair... curled up innocently... how bliss is life for him...

TAG: Would You Rather... (Beauty Edition)

So I thought I'd do a tag post... long overdue...

Questions:
1.Would you rather go out with messy hair and nice make-up or nice hair and no make-up?
I'd say, messy hair and makeup, just because some hairstyles are actually good lookin' messy anyway =) or I can just tie them in a bun or something.

2.Would you rather shave your eyebrows or have your eyelashes fall out?
Oh Gosh!! Neither!! But if I really had to... then eyelashes, cause I'd just wear false eyelashes

3.Would you rather be forced to shop at only MAC or Sephora for the rest of your life?
Definitely Sephora. (Note: we don't have Sephora in Australia...)

4.Would you rather wear lipgloss/lipliner look or 80's perm?
LOL! Uhm... lipgloss/lipliner... bcuzzzzz that could be a funky look you're just trying out haha I don't think I can rock an 80's perm... I'd be... just... it'd just be wrong on me.

5.Would you rather leave the house with an obvious foundation line or overdone blush?
Neither!! I hate both! Uhm... but maybe I'd go with obvious foundation line... then I'd just go to a counter and have them makeup artists rematch my foundation hahaha... or just wipe the whole thing off. Overdone blush... sometimes you may be able to pull it off... but most times... no.

6.Would you rather wear MC Hammer pants or biker shorts in public?
Biker shorts... I'd find ways to wear them in style ;) Hahaha... In fact, I have worn biker shorts in public lol...

7.Would you rather have a bad orange-y spray tan or really weird tan lines that can't be covered?
Definitely the weird tan lines that can't be covered... I used to always have them and took me years to finally clear them... but tan lines just really means you've been spending days at the sun or been swimming... so I'd rather have that natural tan ... than the yucky orangey fake spray tan. Ugh... Snooki-style? No thanks.

8.Would you rather have a bad haircut or bad hair color?
I'd rather have bad hair color... 'cause I'd redye it or something... bad haircut.. is hard to pull off... but then again I could get extensions... hahaha!!

9.Would you rather have youtube or twitter taken away forever?
Twitter. I wouldn't want youtube taken away!! Videos and everything... The world needs more of YouTube than twitter =)

10. Would you rather give up using makeup brushes or mascara?
Mascara. Because there are some things in makeup application that are best applied using brush and plus, if there's no mascara, there's actually those small small brush to use as mascara brush anyway ;) As much as I love mascaras... makeup brushes win.

Last but not least... I shall leave you with a lovely look of Dior 2011

I now tag ALL OF YOU who wants to do this ^_^

December 7, 2010

Radwimps - Order Made 「オーダーメイド」 English Subtitles



My sister showed me this song awhile back... more than a year ago...
The lyrics just.... and the representation... just... I like it.

Having 1 mouth... Having 1 heart...
And having the spaces between your fingers...

For all those who have found their other half - ^^
For all those still in search of their other half... it'll come

December 3, 2010

Whatever: Carpe Diem

Wish I could fly
When my heart's out on my sleeves
Don't you care how much it hurts
When my heart's cut open for all to see

Why don't you just spare me the grief and say it out right what you really want

(If) Life is indeed too short...
to wake up with regrets...
to watch the clouds pass by...
to reflect on the things done and gone
to say it's not too late...
that things do happen for a reason...
that time truly waits for nobody and
either give it your all or not give at all
is living this way really what it's all about
carpe diem, carpe diem...
the day ... this day ...
makes me think...
the moments of life...
makes me think...
was it really all...
carpe diem...
I shall love the people who treats me right
how can I forget those others that don't.


-Here I am just rambling on things that's been weighing on my mind. I think I might just start this whole Whatever series ... when I feel like just writing anything ... that is on my mind.