January 31, 2013

Why 217

The 217 has been one of several numbers I like... ever since I was in high school. It's a combination of numbers 21 and 7. I remember having to pick 3 numbers, for an anonymous marking session during a Physics class after a test. I picked the number 217. Who would've thought, that exact number would come up to me again after all these years... in a form of... a MAC brush.

Just yesterday, a new video in my YouTube subscriptions list popped up. Wayne from gossmakeupartist here illustrates 10 ways you can use the brush 217. What?! A coincidence, you may think? Perhaps it is a sign. For me to just get it! 

So let me just share the video with you all. We all can learn a thing or two :)

Next brush to purchase... MAC 217 it is, then!

What is in your 'brush-to-buy-next' list? I'd like to know!


January 30, 2013

Nivea NEW Lip Butters

A lip balm is not just a lip balm. Apply the wrong one, your lips will be at war with you for the rest of the day, worse, for the rest of the week. Applying any kind of lip products on a chapped, peeling dry lips ain’t fun either. Not only it looks gross but the lips can bleed and get inflamed. Also, excessive licking of the lips will actually extend the chapping to the areas around the lips. Y’all wanna know which lip balm/conditioner thing I hate? Vaseline petroleum jelly. Yuck. It just sits there and smells like petrol, I can’t stop sniffing and cringing my nose. Plus my lips feels uncomfortable. It actually gets so dry afterwards. Wha~!!

I generally like lip balms. I have a few and I won’t stop at looking for the next best lip balm that will save my lips from being unkissable. Though I can be a little picky.

Some of my favourites are usually on the price range of around AUD$20, namely Dr Hauschka, Malin + Goetz, Korres, Kiehl’s tinted lip balm, etc.

Despite that, I can’t be repurchasing that too often. I save them for emergencies or special days. So this new range of lip butters from NIVEA that cost only $5.19 (*eyes wide open now*) will sure be a winner in my book!

January 28, 2013

Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense–98 Coromandel

Rarely do I fall into the rabbit hole of luxury lipsticks. Yet, I just did. I so, did. I fell so hard. I bought myself my very first Chanel lipstick.

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January 26, 2013


Been loving Lana Del Rey for a little while now
Something therapeutic while listening to her songs
This song, nonetheless...
Soothing and just draws me into... closing my eyes and just breathe.

Yep, that's right, don't forget to...


January 18, 2013

shu uemura SS13 Collection: Blossom Dream & Unmasked

PowerPoint Presentation

Image credit: Joey Chong Joey’space

For this Blossom Dream collection, shu uemura brings lots of colours. Think of a flower garden, a dreamy one up in the clouds, a colourful dream with rainbows and unicorns – don’t you just love my imagination?

January 11, 2013

Nonna’s Cuisine @ Harbourtown, Gold Coast


Nonna’s Seafood | Nonna’s Italian Cuisine | Nonna’s Steakhouse

Take your pick out of these three – sure will hit the spot when you are hungry after a day of shopping at no other than Harbourtown, Gold Coast.

We were there right during the peak lunch hour. The waitress told us that we could sit anywhere we like and order from any of the three. Great!

January 7, 2013

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

I love a good adventure story, one that is told in such a way that lures you in, makes you feel you are there amongst them, having an adventure yourself too!
The Hobbit was one.

January 6, 2013

MAC New 2013 Collection ‘Strength’


What the…

Don’t get me wrong, her body is not the point here.

The whole look is just…

What the…


The large patent black shade just reminds me too much of a garbage bag. *O_O*

Wonderful contouring on her cheekbones nonetheless.


PS: No offence intended. Just a blunt first impression.

The Cupcake Bakery @ Creek St, Brisbane CBD


How cute is this place!

The Cupcake Bakery is located at around the corner of Creek St and Queen St. It was leading up to Christmas when my friend and I popped by to check them out.

If you are into cupcakes this is definitely worth going, however…

January 5, 2013

Mecca Bah at Emporium, Fortitude Valley

Set in one of the atmospheric pockets of Brisbane – Emporium, Fortitude Valley – Mecca Bah was always heard of but never tried of. For me. Until one fine day… oneee finnee dayyy, the story begins…

January 3, 2013


Happy New Year! First post of the year just looks back at few moments in time leading to the end of 2012…
My little heart mat that now gives rest to my feet as I sit on my desk all day