January 30, 2011

Beautiful Ladies Series #1

As I'm flipping through the latest VOGUE, it crossed my mind that I do like spotting models or just beautiful ladies. Then I thought... why not share it with all of you? Those that always catch my eyes and I like looking at... Hehehe...

There are quite a few to list at the moment, but I won't list them all. These are also not in any particular order.

1) Daria Werbowy
Canadian darling... Many of you might have seen her face at the advertisements. Yes, she is one of the faces for Lancome.
2) Hilary Rhoda
She is the face of Estee Lauder. American sweetheart. Her eyes amongst that brunette hair...
And this next photo of her.. so effortlessly chic...

3) Natalia Vodianova
Oh Guerlain, Guerlain... and Natalia... well, I always spot her. Something elegant and regal about her. I really like this photo

4) Anja Rubik
Now she is a face I always spot in the crowd. Her hair used to be long awhile back then she had it cut oh-so-short and she stands out a lot more with it! In beautiful way!
From this...
To this...

5) Priyanka Chopra
Indian actress and former Miss World.

6) Agnes Monica
This girl, oh can she work all kinds of hairstyle! From Indonesia, I give you Agnes Monica.
She's done pink and platinum
And uber short!
She's versatile in both her looks and singing...

Maybe I could do a Female Indonesian blog post soon... just mentioning some of the ladies of our generation rocking the world of music and films - the celebrity world. Or maybe Asian female ... hmm... it's an idea.

There are so many more girls/ladies out there that I'd love to mention, but I shall leave that till another day. Till then, have a great weekend.

January 29, 2011

OOTD: Black & White

You think a plain black tank top is boring? Think again. Lately I've been loving tank tops and jeans, not by itself, but as the base of the other layers I would wear on top. These being cardigans or loose tee or checkered shirt or anything... I don't know what much to say about Outfit of the Day, since I don't think I've ever really done one proper OOTD blog post - or have I even ever done one? Omgosh, actually, no this is my first time ever doing an OOTD post!! There's always gotta be a first...

Anyway, without further adue... here's what I'll be wearing. Bear in mind, it's hot summer day here in Australia...

It's pretty windy outdoor but this area in my backyard has got the best lighting and gosh could you see my hair dancing in the air hahaha...
  • plain black tank top
  • black jeans (Levi's)
  • (my sister's) knitted white sleeveless cardigan/long vest
  • wooden necklace from Indonesia
Under the flash light... still outdoor
Outdoor with no flash...
Then I spotted a whale cloud in the sky!!!! Look! Can you see it?

And peace... with my new nail color =p
What I'm wearing on my face~

Maybelline Super Stay 24Hour Foundation in #Nude
Maybelline Mineral Power Concealer in #Ivory
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in #Fair

MAC Bronzing powder in Golden (contour)
MAC Blush in Blushbaby
MAC Blush in Well Dressed

Palgantong Kamayaki Cheek Color in #01 Honeymoon Pink
- used on cupid's bow, chin, cheekbones, brow bones, bridge of nose, inner corner of eyes

Gorgeous Cosmetics color pro eyeshadow in frosty light pink shade (I don't know its actual name >< sorry)
NYX slim eyeliner in Dark Brown (tightlining only)
Maybelline The Falsies Volum' Express Hydrofuge Waterproof in Very Black

See post on nails HERE

NOTW: Sweet Pink Glaze Nails

Hi everyone!
It sure has been such a long time since I last did a NOTW. It's just because I haven't been happy with much nail colors and I did leave my fingernails bare for quite some time to give it a breather. But! But! Here it isssss... I just did them last night and thought I must share what I have on my nails right at this moment, as they dance across the keyboard writing this.

Sweet ... Pink ... Glaze... Glassy ... nails
So, what did I use? Here they are...
1) Base coat - it's a must for me, as it helps to create a barrier between your vulnerable nails to the nail polish, keeping it in better condition aka no chipping, no peeling, no breaking, no yellowing kind of nails.
OPI Natural Base Coat

2) A layer of ...
Essie Knockout Pout

3) Let it dry then apply a coat or two of
The Face Shop PP407

And apply your top coat, I used Seche Vite top coat ... andddddd whoa-lah! done!!!
It shouldn't take too long now till you can feel how smooth your nails are and how glassy they look. They're sweet and girlie but slightly edgy ;) I'm liking it so far.

What's on your nails this week? =)

January 26, 2011

Chameleon Hair

Hahaha actually it isn't quite what you might think. But my friend just came up to me and said "what! your hair changes color?! chameleon!!!!" so I thought it's fun to just name this post as such.

So yeah, I redyed my hair again yesterday and thought I see how it looks like under different lights. And yeap, my suspicion was right, it did show up different. Hahaha... let's see, shall we? =]

One side looks...
At a different place and lighting... it looks ...
And right under the sun... it looks...
red?! auburn?

and this just looks... err... hahaha
I've come to conclusion of just naming my hair... "auburn hazelnut" hahaha... what else could I call it? brown? hahaha...

Anyway, I must get back to doing my assignments... with the last photo I shall kiss you all good night, good morning, good afternoon, wherever you may be ^^
c signing off

January 25, 2011

New Year New Hair New Favs

Hi everyone~!!!

How's everybody doing? It's a super hot summer day today after such a chilly night last night. Well, it is summer here after all. How's the winter where you are?

The new year has begun and I have new favorites... of beauty products that is! And yesterday, I finally decided to ... after few years of having my naturally black hair... to dye it! Yes, I've dyed my hair hehehe...

Note: my hair is naturally black, very strong black that when I go to the hairdressers, they would ask whether I had dyed my hair black. ==" so on that note, the result of hair dyes would vary depending on the state of your hair.

I used Schwarzkopf Perfect Mousse hair dye in the color 10-0 Pearl Blonde.
And to get scared just by the word 'blonde'... trust me, for our Asian hair, without prior bleaching, this would not, I repeat, would not drastically change your entire hair blonde. If you do want to be blonde, of course bleaching would be needed.

You'd receive:
- a pair of disposable gloves
- 1 application bottle with developer emulsion (35ml)
- 1 bottle of color gel (35ml)
- 1 foam pump
- 1 tube repair conditioner
- 1 instruction leaflet

Just pour the entire bottle of the color gel into the application bottle. Then enclose it with the pump. DO NOT SHAKE. Just turn it upside down once and it should mix. Then just pump away! That 1 bottle did my entire hair with no problem at all. If you're after a lighter brighter bolder color, I'd suggest getting 2 bottles, or leave the solution for longer than 1 hour if your hair is naturally black. The instruction said to leave it on your hair for 30minutes... I left it on for 1 hour. Hahaha... Everybody's hair is different, remember that.

Before... (this was taken on the same day, just hours before I purchased the dye) lol!
After... (under sunlight)

And I'm liking the subtle change! ^^ I'm not quite sure what color I'd call this ... maybe dark auburn? Anywayyyy, I can see this won't be the last time I'm dyeing my hair this year! Maybe some highlights along the way? We'll see...

Since it has also been such a long time... I thought I'd do a FOTD ... And today is
What I use
I'm giving this a 2nd chance, I used to hate this for some reason and so close to always just giving it away... Maybelline Super Stay 24Hour Foundation (shade: Nude).
I'm also giving this 2nd chance, since I was so close to giving this away also... and now I can't imagine not using it! Maybelline Mineral Power Concealer (shade: Ivory [light 2-3])
and now I am wanting to get a slightly darker shade to match my NC30 skin. This concealer is creamy and opaque and covers nicely... and this shade is rather brightening on me. I even use it to highlight! Then I top everything off with my officially new favorite powder Maybelline Dream Matte Powder (shade Fair [light 0-1]).
I contoured using my MAC Bronzing Powder in Golden.
Then applied blushes mixing the 2 shades of these Gorgeous Cosmetics color pro colors in Marshmellow and this apricot shade which I forgot the name of. Either Rhubarb or Sesame, I totally don't remember!
And look at how much I've hit pan on these babies!! *jumps for joy* *fingers dancing in the air*
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder & MAC Bronzing Powder in Golden

OMG I just realise! The products are mostly Maybelline! Hahahhahaa... I guess it's growing on me now... I'm loving this Maybelline Falsies Waterproof mascara. My Maybelline Unstoppable Liner is also slowly becoming a stump... time for a new one soon... haha.

^^ Have a great week everyone!