June 28, 2011

Stylelicious: Batting my lashes at Camel

I guess one can’t always classify things as OOTD when I wasn’t wearing it the whole day or would not wear it till dusk because the weather is just not supporting. But I think I could call it some sort of Style inspiration or a Look I’m liking… and instead of calling it something like Look of the Day or Style of the Day, I opt for something more delicious… like Stylelicious… is that cool?

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Then what’s this Camel talk? It’s the star of the show – a pair of camel beige brown colour that is… a colour in which I have been eyeing and ooh-ing and aah-ing and wishing I have one in my wardrobe… and I do now! In a form of…

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pair of shorts – they are leather and a little on the high waist side but not too high and has a belt which is just a tight pull to the side.

I paired it with a plain white tank and a brown blazer that I somewhat found in my mother’s wardrobe.

And down below… you could see a full body photo of the outfit together…

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Red is actually another colour I’ve been loving and eyeing… I want a red blazer or red lipsticks… red is just oomph!! I even fell in love with Benetint, something I never thought I’d wear but now in my wishlist!

What colour have you been eyeing lately? Any particular shade you like to lean towards?

Hope you enjoyed this post and have a great week everyone!

xoxo

June 22, 2011

POTD Naked Palette

POTD – Picture of the day? Or can I say… Product of the day?

I’m trying to contain my excitement when I saw the black parcel stamped beautybay.com at my doorstep. If you all been following us on twitter – beautybay would be the best source on things you cannot get in Australia in regards to… Urban Decay Naked Palette. It was in stock for a short while before it always sells out. And by luck, I was browsing the site not long ago and saw it in stock I jumped into the opportunity of owning my own palette from Urban Decay. This is my 2nd palette from UD and I cannot be more pleased and happy. The first one was the Alice in Wonderland and I love it to bits!

So yes, after a long long wait… here it is… I finally have it in my arms, I mean… within my palms… I simply used my blackberry to take a quick shot of it before I start swatching and whatnot tomorrow…

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Stare at it, stroke it if you wish… I think this palette is worth it. It’ll last you a long time and definitely shades that I wear all the time, anytime, anywhere and can’t go wrong. It includes the mini Primer Potion (handy!) and an eyeshadow brush (which I find would be very useful – since I’m not too big of a fan of the 24/7 liners since they smudge on me anyway).

If I ever fell in love with a palette at first sight – this is it. I know I’m probably one of the last people in the beauty community to have my own Naked palette but it’s been worth the wait.

Looking forward to practice my eye looks with Naked Winking smile!!!

xoxo

Disclaimer: The product mentioned was purchased with my own money via beautybay.com. I receive no compensation or sponsorship. All photos are my own. Please do not use without permission.

Winter 2011 Products I’m Using Update

I remember doing this about a year ago, actually you can see the post HERE and thought it would be a great idea to keep track of what I use now and whether things have changed – oh yes they have haha

Let’s get on to it (with extra questions)

Shampoo: Wella Pro Series Shine Shampoo
Conditioner: Wella Pro Series Shine Conditioner
Other hair products: Garnier Fructisse Butter Mask
Styling products: Tresemme Heat Protectant Spray (before blow drying) / L’Oreal Elnett Satin Very Volume hairspray (if needed)
Shower Gel: Johnson’s Baby Milk Bath (natural milk extract + vitamin A&E) lol yes I like the idea of showering with milk
Body moisturiser: Vaseline Cocoa Butter deep conditioning body lotion – still feels like a lotion not butter, scent isn’t overpowering
Deodorant: Garnier mineral – not too fond of, but I’ll use it for now
Fake Tan: N/A
Pre-cleanser: Alternating Japanese cleansing oils / Curash baby wipes (face) / Garnier CleanSensitive 2 in 1 Gentle Makeup Remover (usually for eyes)
Cleanser: Shiseido The Skincare Extra Gentle Cleansing Foam / Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel
Toner: Shiseido The Skincare Hydro-Nourishing Softener (technically not a toner; but step before moisturiser)
Exfoliator: Cure Natural Aqua Gel (if needed though very rarely nowadays) / (would like Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant)
Peeling: N/A
Mask: N/A
Serum: N/A
Moisturizer: Shiseido The Skincare Night Moisture Recharge (Night) / Day Moisture Protection (Day)
Sunscreen: Biore UV Perfect Milk SPF50+ PA+++ (face/body blue bottle)
Primer
: Hourglass Mineral Veil / Laura Mercier (all skin types) / Face of Australia face base with Chamomile
Foundation & brush: Shiseido Perfect Refining Liquid Foundation / either with hand or Everyday Minerals kabuki brush
Concealer: N/A though if extra areas need more coverage I just use my foundation and powder they provide excellent coverage
Powder: Benefit Hello Flawless (in shade Never Settle ‘Petal’) – loving it!
Blusher: Illamasqua Cream Blush in ‘Laid’ – made me fall in love with Illamasqua cream blushes / Eyeko Fat Balm in ‘Raspberry’ – both are multipurpose and can be used on lips! / (soon Benetint / Illamasqua Lover)
Bronzer: N/A (haven’t been using them)
Contour: Stila perfecting foundation stick in shade d (would like to get Illamasqua Hollow cream pigment)
Highlighter: Benefit Ooh La Lift / Laura Mercier Mosaic Shimmer Bloc / Benefit High Beam
Eyeshadow base: Urban Decay Primer Potion
Eyeshadows: Urban Decay / Guerlain / (soon Inglot)
Eyeliner: these days I just use my eyeshadows as liners / if needed, CoverGirl liquilineblast pencils
Curler: Shu Uemura / Shiseido
Mascara: CoverGirl / Maybelline
Eyebrows: Benefit Instant Brow Pencil in Medium / Benefit Brow Gel
Lipstick: Chanel Coco Rouge Shine / Shiseido Perfect Rouge / Guerlain Kiss Kiss
Lipgloss: Illamasqua Sheer Lipgloss / Chanel Glossimer / Malin+Goetz lip moisturizer
Lipbalm: Malin+Goetz lip moisturizer
Nail Colour: bare

Thank you for reading~! I’d love to see what products you’re using right now =)

Believe in yourself.
All’s well that ends well.

xoxo

June 16, 2011

I won a blog giveaway from Singapore

I am truly sorry for the lack of posts – I have been so unwell for the past several days with swollen glands and nasal congestions, blocked ears and I don’t want to scare you all. But I hope you all have been well?! I say, Winter may be unforgiving but that’s what skincare is for. =)

I came home today to find a parcel from Singapore and I straight away beamed in excitement – it’s my first ever blog giveaway win! I won cheryl-beauty blog giveaway recently and it’s just so exciting when you’ve won something ‘cause I’ve not won a blog giveaway before!!

So here’s what’s in the parcel: (all arrived in perfect condition)

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She’s so sweet she gave me extra goodies in the goodie bag which includes:

  • Etude House Face Mask in Aloe (full size)
  • Bio-Essence BB cream sample
  • The Face Shop Arsainte Eco-Therapy Vitalist Cream sample
  • The Face Shop Arsainte Eco-Therapy Vitalist Serum sample
  • Keyring from Korea
  • A sweet handwritten letter! (Did you know I have a soft spot for handwritten snail mails letters? Now you know!!)
  • And of course the ELF bronzer itself (the star of the show)

Thank you so much to Cheryl for holding the giveaway and do check out her blog for more reviews – having based in Singapore she definitely would be able to let you in the goss of the current Asian cosmetics market especially on brands such as The Face Shop, Etude House etc. since we don’t have them here in Australia.

Stay hydrated
Much loves

C

June 14, 2011

POTD: Sashimi says…

If a picture says a thousand words… this is what I had last night and no words could describe its deliciousness. I, in particular, enjoyed the octopus so much I’d love it more if they have half a plate of it and half a plate of squid and half a plate of salmon. Hah!

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Taken with Blackberry

June 12, 2011

ABC of Me

So when I spotted this at My Funny Valentine’s blog I was intrigued and thought what more fun than to do one!! It was such a fun read… and maybe this would be too

A. Age: 23

B. Bed size. I prefer Queen but currently have a Single (I miss my Queen beds…)

C. Chore you hate: vaccuum cleaning

D. Day: After Monday and Tuesday it’s WTF anyway, so I’d pick Saturday cause you still have Sunday to sleep in Hah!

E. Essential start to your day: a staring competition with my dog – haha, more like cuddles - my skincare/makeup routine

F. Favourite colour: Earthy green and beige/brown and white and red has very recently creeped up into favourites

G. Gold or Silver: White Gold

H. Height: 166cm last time I checked…

I. Instruments: mainly piano but I’ve also learnt how to play the other strings instruments (violin, viola, cello, guzheng, guitar) oh and yes, recorder of course, how can I almost forget that.

J. Job title: Student and part time sales assistant/beauty consultant; beauty blogger

K. Kids: what kids? I only have 2 kids, 1 here in Australia 1 in Indonesia and they stand on 4 legs and only howl and bark – Haha

L. Live: music. Oh wait, you mean where I live? At the moment, in a town called Brisbane up here in Queensland, Australia…

M. Mum’s name: H~

N. Nicknames: Dana, Cen, C, D, DK, CK, Dan (pronounced Dahn), Na, Nana, and recently Cenda… ==” as long as you can pronounce my name…

O. Overnight hospital stays: – not that I can remember… when I was born I’m assuming?

P. Pet peeve: Loud music seeping through someone else’s earphones – I mean, really, are those music loud or your earphones are that bad… well, that’s okay, just kill your ears slowly, that’s all I can say; and other things...

Q. Quote from a movie: “I could watch kites fly forever…
up in the sky… free. dancing in the wind… with no worries…
like two lovers… they meet… they fight… they embrace… they almost become one.
But its not the will of the kites. That makes them dance in the sky... 'Cause someone else always holds the strings” – from movie Kites

“Please sir, may I have some more…??” we all know where this one is… hehehe… Oliver Twist!

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” – Romeo & Juliet

"I came in yesterday, you wouldn't wait on me. You work on commission, right? Big mistake. Big... HUGE!! K, I gotta go shopping now.." - Pretty Woman


R. Right or left handed: Right

S. Siblings: 2 younger sisters

T. Time you wake up: some days earlier some days later but 8.30 mostly these days

U. Underwear: underwear

V. Vegetables you dislike: onions – just because of what your breath smells like afterwards – though they do taste so good in some dishes (Indonesian satay chicken or sweet soy sauce pork satay omg drool)

W. What makes you run late:
not wanting to wake up from a good dream

X. X-Rays you’ve had: teeth

Y. Yummy food you make: I make sure any food I make is yummy

Z. Zoo: childhood memories

Hopefully you enjoyed that – a little glimpse of me…

June 6, 2011

Mani Monday: Bare

What’s on your nails today? Tomorrow? Well, I have to have mine ‘bare’ for this week so I thought I would share with you… my bare nails. Is that too boring for you? Well… even for bare nails I do like to really buff them and polish and give them a little ‘tlc’, if you know what I mean. I like to use cuticle oil to at least give them the well needed extra oomph and I buff them to get that nice even surface.

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If you know any recommendation for good nails related conditioner or cuticle oils, do share… in the comment below. I’m always up for a good bare nails =) You know, yes I love coloured nails but there’s nothing more satisfying than these bare nails lookin’ gooooodd~ ya knoww…

Hope you all have a great week everyone!

Stay beautiful

Stay blushfully beautiful

xoxo

June 1, 2011

Favourites of the Month of May 2011

1st of June – where has the year gone? Winter is here and it felt just like yesterday those hot summer days. The Half Yearly Clearance Sale has begun and with that the Winter holidays. Any plan for any of you? I’ll most likely be working.

So I thought what’s better to begin this month than sharing my favourites of the past month. Some newfound products that have quickly jumped up to my favourites list and I can be sure they are staying.

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Want to know what I think of each product?

Go on…