Doozy is officially empty ): On the bright this is probably the first time I finished a lip product and having to throw it away, so I'm happy about that. I thought the bottom still have product, but I think it's just very little, because my wand couldn't reach it. I guess I'll need to go Colorpop for some shopping sometime this year because Zuma is finishing too, which leaves me with 3 lip colours. I'd love to get frick & frack again anyway, that lip colour was bomb </3
I use Zebra once in awhile, and I realised the shade is not that crazy and actually pretty wearable. With Doozy finished, I'll try to wear Zebra more and be used to wearing metallic shades :D
My biggest disappointment is definitely Dopey. The shade is so dark it makes me look older lols Kinda sad about that.
I noticed my hair got longer and I started playing with it, such as combing it in different ways and so on. I did miss having center parting and it was fun to see myself looking nooby XD And then I got an idea and started working around a look. It's not really a proper makeup thing, but more of a concept photo which I imagined can be for promoting a lipstick maybe? Anyway this was kinda fun and an impromptu thing. So yeah!
So the accidental look that gave me the idea was 2 bulk of hair covering my eyes. And I was like "hey this looks interesting" and I started to sort of "refine" the look to make it more polished, like how I would want it to look for a photoshoot. Of course it won't really be that good, because I think I'll probably need hair gel & spray to really keep the lines clean, but I just showered so all I used is water haha
So what I did first is pull the rest of my hair back to only accentuate the 2 strands, but it looked kinda weird. Perhaps the focal point on the front is too much. Then I put back my hair to the side and dampen my fringe more to keep the lines straighter and the ends more pointy. However it dries quickly as I took too long to arrange the shape.
I didn't want to stop, so I went full ahead to try lipsticks on, even though I just showered. It's easier to remove lipstick than hairspray anyway. I wanted to have like a funky lip look to go with the hairstyle, so I tried to paint my lips half on alternate sides as shown. Unfortunately it didn't look very nice. Probably because my execution sucks XD
Then I just went to apply it normally, but I exaggerated my cupid's bow to be very angular, and I also extended my smile line to make my lips look bigger. I got frustrated and took out my lip brush to help with precision. I also made a pointy end on my lower lip but you can't see it in the pic.. The dark lip colour works well with the look (and somehow it makes me look pale). Oh also this is my Urban Decay Lipstick Blackmail, which I don't wear much anymore. Plus it's kinda overdue with its shelf life, so I usually only use it for fun like now. I think this look is pretty cool! It will work well if executed better. (I foresee a future attempt maybe)
I somehow imagine this look to work well very a stunning red too, my hair colour probably will create a contrast with the lip colour. And the reddest lipstick I have is Calvin Klein's which SO got for me a long time ago. And same for this, I only use it for fun bcos shelf life. Applied with the same manner - cupid's bow minus the pointy lower lip.
I was disappointed the look wasn't as how I imagined. However I do find this look more natural and wearable. It could be the colour and execution I think. This look is cute like those innocent looking style. And I tried to twist my hair to keep it in place, looks pretty interesting too. I then tried with my colourpop's Ultra Metallic Zebra but it could barely be seen. I forgot to take a pic. (Genius) You can also see my hair is starting to go cray and it's drying up haha
So that was it! Just a short experiment with hair and stuffs.
Till then and Happy Good Friday!
Yeap, I'll have you know that I've really tried to take clearer photos of my eyes with my phone T_T But it seems close ups aren't really great when the camera is designed for selfies. But here goes.
I wanted to do a proper review on Kiss Make Heroine Mascara with Advanced Film, as I felt that I've only went through very briefly during my last make up post.
One thing I kind of surprised myself with is how the product design is slowly growing on me. I wasn't a big fan on how dainty it looked at first, with all the pinks and chrome, but it does look cute to me now. I still really like the black bodice which makes the overall look classy (then again it's like every standard mascara packing to be mostly black lols)
The wand is more on the thin side and I can always see traces of fibres sticking out. And I'm pretty sure the fibres helped with the long lashes effect. And as mentioned, I read many reviews online saying that the advanced film formula takes awhile to dry and it tends to smudge their make up. But I've not experience any issues like that so far (maybe this is the advanced advanced film HAHA). In fact I find the formula thin and lightweight, it didn't felt like I have anything on, and my lashes looked natural too.
In comparison to my previous REVLON Ultra Definition mascara, I do think this product have a slightly more lightweight formula. On the other hand, Kiss Make's wand is a "brush/fibre" wand and I'm one who prefers a "comb/plastic" wand, so Revlon gets award a point. I really enjoy both brands so I really don't have a preference of which one I like better.
In terms of how well the mascara works, I will say I love it every time when I look at my eyes after application, it's like a cherry on top for my make up look. It makes me happy to see that my lashes are well defined and long, and doesn't look like cockroach legs. It's really a pet peeve for me to see overly coated mascara x_x You can also see the difference in the before & after pic. Pardon the bokeh my phone don't do close ups.
So this is it! So much better.
I mean, I've already got over it. I've accepted my sad fate with septums. My face just don't suit it lols But perhaps it looked better with round specs? Maybe?
Just a thought.
My skin feels amazing the next day :D It didn't feel oily at all and my skin still feel soft. Perhaps the balancing gel helped regulate the oil secretion on my skin. No wonder it's such a well received product. However it is pretty expensive for a bottle. I'll break my heart to spend $120 on it T_T I'm gonna savour the sample as much as I can haha
I've been wanting to try this! I heard it's pretty good and it's a moisturising gel that helps to balance the ph on your skin I think. I've been nervous about using this as I'm aware that the consistency is sticky like honey XD And I'm really not a big fan about the sticky feeling after any application.
When I squeezed some product out, it really does feel like honey. It smells really nice though, with a soothing herbal scent. I find that if you spread the product really thin on your fingers, it makes it a lot less sticky and it goes on quite easily on the skin.
After application, there is almost no stickiness, which is amazinggggggg. At least I can ease my mind about that dreaded ickiness. And after about 5 minutes, the product is pretty much absorbed too so I'm quite impressed. And my skin do feel pretty soft.
I don't intend to do my usual skincare today too in case my skin reacts with the gel, I'm going to see how my skin feels tomorrow after I wake up haha
My pimple is almost gone now! It took awhile to recover and there was a little blemish as well.
I just left it alone as much as I can and I exfoliated my skin a few days back to help with removing the dead skin and more growth!
Bad sleep cycles is showing its consequences on my face T_T I have a zit breakout recently! And it’s always inbetween my eyebrows. It’s a sign I need to sleep earlier and not force myself to finish my work even if it meant sacrificing some (actually a lot) sleep.
Well I guess it’s a good opportunity to use the acne patches though hahaha Also this means no makeup for now ):
Till my zits clear I guess! I should wear some masks don’t you think xD
Heyyy so today I tried documenting my makeup routine!! During the process I find that it’s very distracting unfortunately. Everytime when I took a photo I kinda forgot what I wanted to do next. I’m not keen to document the process this way so I’m gonna stick to writing until I have a better way):
Anyway here’s the routine I did and documented. I did my makeup before my dinner date so the photos are taken as I go, so it may not be the best(:
• Kiehl’s ultra face cream
• Kiehl’s sunscreen
• Cyber Colours moisturising makeup base
• Pony Effect I’m Concealer
The good thing about taking pics is that I get to show you the amount of product I use. In this case, whenever I use the makeup base, I would use a little more as the product is a little thin. I know I used to say a little goes a long way, but gradually I find that I got better coverage when I’m more generous with it. And you can see that my skin looked more dewy after.
And whenever I use my Pony Effect concealer, I just squeeze a small amount on my small blending sponge. As I only needed coverage for my undereyes so a little goes a long way. Btw the amount in the pic is meant for both eyes. Another good thing I noticed is the concealer provided better coverage when I use the makeup base! So the makeup base is actually pretty good.
• The Nude Tude palette
• Kiss Make Heroine Mascara
• Colorpop Highlighter in Lunch Money
I think the most beneficial part about documenting is when I’m doing my eye makeup. I could show the area which I apply the different shades.
So for starters, I’ll always use my short fluffy brush to apply the base colour. Which in this case is my fave shade sultry, it’s been my go to shade for my everyday look. And what I do is apply the shade at the outer half of my lids. Then I try to blend out the colours to make it look spread out and natural.
Then I use my small fluffy brush to pick up some shimmer and apply on the mid section if my lids. I wanted a simple look but something that still pops through my specs.
And using the same brush I dip on sleek and blend that to the outer corner for more depth to the overall look.
For the last part, I like to use the smallest brush and apply some shimmer to the lower lashes area to make my eye look brighter and more awake. I also put the same shade in my inner corner but I decided not to this time. Then I use my contour brush to dip in some highlighter and apply on my cheekbones for an extra flair.
I took this opportunity to use my new Kiss Make Heroine Mascara! It’s very lightweight and I’ll say the formula is much thinner as compared to Revlon’s I didn’t have any issues with the drying time as some mentioned online in their feedback for the product so I’m glad about that. It looks really natural but at the same time made my lashes look super long!! I noticed some fibres inside the product too so I believe that’s what is helping to make long lashes haha Currently I’ll say I like both mascaras that I have. No preference!
And done! Just a simple look for a dinner date. Oh and I applied blotted lip in Drip for a pretty shade. I was wearing Dopey before but I think the shade is too dark so oh well.
This post took me so long to finish! I still prefer to just share my looks as and when, instead of going through step by step. Maybe I will only do a documented look once in awhile.. Well I still enjoy reviewing things tho!
After 2 weeks of no make up/self care, I wanted to doll up a little even though I’ll be out filming for work. And it’s really nothing much, just mascara & a little shadow & eyeliner :3 Also I think it’s about time I change mascara! So excited to be using Kiss Make soon!
I’m a little bummed that my eye make up always don’t shoe through in the photos ): But I swear it looks different when I used different shades T_T
• Pony Effect I’m Concealer
• The Nude Tude Seductive as base
• The Nude Tude Serious as shadow
• CLIO waterproof pen liner
• Revlon dramatic definition mascara
• Colorpop blotted lip in Drip
I must say I missed wearing mascara, made my eye pop so much :D
Yay! I am finally done with the intense period of work! It was definitely not easy x_x There were a lot of challenges I faced during the past 2 weeks and I'm glad I managed to pull through. Now I can take a little breather, but I still have work to do, and they are more manageable so I will be able to commit back again!
I haven't been able to take care of myself in the past two weeks because I kind of don't have any time to allow it.. The preparation time I have was really short and I had to use every minute of it well. Any missed days will result in not getting things done on time and that would have been a disaster. However I guess I can thank my youth because I didn't really look that terrible LOL I mean I did look exhausted all the time but my skin condition was still good and I didn't get any breakouts. Maybe thanks to plenty of fluids and water hydration too. My dark circles did get a little worse, and I got a bit of an eye bag, but they recovered very quickly. Somehow in the back of my head I can hear a scolding of me doing something to make up for the “damage” because I may regret not taking care of my eye area one day T_T The eye bags especially. Man.
Anyway I have a few samples I would like to try soon! They're some hydrating gels samples I got from Aesop! I'm quite curious about what it does and how's the texture is going to be like! Someone told me that it felt like honey and it'll be very sticky so I'm a little worried about it, so we'll see!
I'm just gonna say this. I won't be updating with any new things until the end of the month as I'm getting pretty occupied with work. It's going to get a little crazy because I'll have to race against time to get things done. The recent holiday break have also cut short my time to work so I'll have to find a way to make up for it.
Am hoping for the best still, getting the things I need in time, making sure I don't mess up!!! I'm really nervous about the upcoming shoot so I'm going to give all my attention to it.
In the meantime, I've been thinking about what to do for the next few posts, possibly a couple product reviews (I got a gift recently) I'm definitely looking forward to try the gifted product >:D Am quite curious if it works (hint hint). We'll see how it goes XD
So today when I was getting ready I find my look a bit extreme so I wanted to wear a bold lip to go with it. But my go to lip colours nowadays are light pinks so I started looking through and I found my sweet Urban Decay Blackmail. I tried it on and I feel like I’m ready for the kill xD However I decided not to wear it out because the lipstick is really old and I’m going to have lunch. Didn’t really like the idea of eating with a really old lipstick on.
Turns out drip suits the look really well too. I look like a bad ass chic, trying to be casual but is subtly glam. Lols Happy day today!
The eye makeup:
Funny thing is, when I went overboard with the look today, I messed up xD That was the reason why I used the Q-tip to clean up, and at the same time I tried the dramatic cat eye shadow look and luckily it worked.
Update: I know, still haven't found a better way to document. Be patient!
Yayyy today was a pretty successful look. I don’t know why but I feel that today showed the improvement I’ve had with makeup! It’s cute for a Valentine’s look too.
I won’t post the products I use this time. Since it’s pretty much the same! I’m planning to be more detailed in my process so I’ll try to find a way to do it. I always forget to document as I’m already rushing off hahaha
Today I feel fabulous /swish
This morning I feel refreshed for getting enough sleep for once since busy time at work. And I was in the mood to doll myself up!
AND ALSO I JUST FOUND OUT MY FRICK & FRACK IS MISSING. God knows how long has it been gone T_T It’s so weird, I must have left it in one my my bags. I need to find it cause that shade is really pretty and I barely used it.
I do feel like a powerful executive realness. A mama who is ready to work and then go home to care for her 2 year old & 5 mths old. Mama is effective, efficient and a lady boss. On top of her game and nobody’s gonna bring her down - even herself. She’s got it all together, and she is going to wear her blazer to rush for another meeting to secure another deal.
Actually I’m just gonna go Ikea but that works too HAHA
It's been awhile since I wore a cat liner look too. I think I prefer without it. But I still look fly hehe Also, I know I always go back and forth on pretty much the same colours. I'm still not confident with my skills to wear super fun eye colours yet, so it's pretty much nudes now):
The make up:
Despite the stress from work recently, and the occasional breakdowns, I’m enjoying this short moment where my skin feels a lot better than normal days. Not to mention that my pimple scar has finally healed and faded(: So just a little sharing session today.
This made me feel better after going through some chaos from work. Sourcing for props is a nightmare sometimes. And I still do it because either I am crazy or I love it. I’m still struggling to find a balance for it, I hope to get there soon haha
The line I got from it is NOT what I intended T_T
A little background, I saw a video last year about training your eyes to make a fold the way you want. All you have to do is to wear eyelid tape every single day for at least 3 months. I've been doing this for almost a year, probably 8 months close to 9. Cause my eyes are friggin stubborn and sometimes I forget to paste for a day and that will "reset" things a little. So yeah.
I am pretty amused that it actually works, because by the 6th month I stopped caring if it'll really work and just pasted it on as a habit. Even though the line didn't turn out exactly as the position I wanted (honestly I don't even know how this happened. I paste on the same goddamn position every time and my eye looks the way I want it) I actually like the new line. It made my eye look bigger and I somehow look better. Problem is, my eyes now look asymmetrical in a different way (ugh) - My natural double eyelid eye looks smaller =_= And it'll be more challenging to train a new line there because my natural fold starts from my inner corner eye. It'll still fold to the natural line when I used eyelid tape. Just. great.
For now I'm just embracing my double eyelid eyes, as much as they still look different lols Applying makeup has been a tad bit different too, so there's some adjusting for me on that as well.
I still have like 5 packs of eyelid tape left, so maybe I can do something about these lines after all. I will experiment a bit to see how I can train my other eye. I just hope that by the end of another bloody 8 mths, I won't end up with a line I DIDN'T INTEND AGAIN. BY THEN I WILL BE DONE FOR GOOD. D:<
I’m so bummed and sad about this): Everyone, meet my favourite necklace and one of my favourite pendants..
I was trying on some clothes today when I saw something fell and broke. It was to my horror that the little broken thing was my aquamarine pendant. I must have gotten my necklace caught in the clothes & tugged too hard.. I don’t know. I’m really sad about it because SO gifted the necklace to me and it’s from Iceland. And the pendant has helped me cope w my nerves talking to people - I really like crystals and I do believe they help you. Maybe it’s placebo but it worked for me.
Anyway, I’m planning to get a new necklace with a stronger chain. This necklace was designed with box chain which is supposed to be sturdy, but I guess this bitch proved it wrong. Imma get something stronger than that xD
Sigh.. I’m going to take it as my special pendant have served it’s purpose and maybe I don’t need it anymore.. Though honestly I have grown to be dependent on it to help me through the day): We’ll see if I can get again somewhere - buying from the same shop will get me broke T_T this baby was quite pricey. Imagine my heartache when I realised it broke.
Till thenn ):
I’m soooooo satisfied with my clean nails now!! I’ve been quite bothered by my cuticle as the dead skin started growing more.
I happen to have my own tools as well - got it a long time ago when I was curious about nail art. And I got down to business henny!
I used my favourite Kielh’s hand cream as a softener, and I soak my fingers in water for about 5mins. Then I use my metal cuticle pusher to lift the dead skin up. Then I use the cuticle cutter to trim the excess dead skin away. It is quite a relaxing process as I get to see my cuticle become neater & in a better condition. I find it satisfying to cut away the dead tough skin around my nail too.
I saved money not going to the nail salon!!! Hehe
Also, I’ve been trying to post every 2 days to make sure I keep my commitment that I set for myself. It is tough trying to think of content but I am glad I’m doing pretty well so far! In the coming week I will be filming so I probably won’t have time to update. But I’ll think of a way to make up for it!
It’s been awhileeeee!!
Not to mention SO haven’t tried a mask before so I took the opportunity:D
I got an Aloe Vera mask for SO to soothe the skin, as well as to ease into the idea of good skincare! This mask is also very moisturing. You can think of it as a healing pack! For extra comfort, it’s always best to refrigerate it first, so the aloe vera feels refreshing on the skin! After 15 mins, we washed it off and SO looked so refreshed and glowy, it was awesome ^_^
Where as for me, I got myself a Rose & Calamine wash off clay mask, just to try for fun!
This mask is a soothing concoction for an overly stimulated or irritated skin. This is perfect for I have been doing some wall painting recently so my skin have been rather irritated. It has pieces of rose petals inside and the smell is so relaxing. It has a tingling feeling when it was drying but nothing bad. I could feel my skin tightening as it dries. I had to wash it off after 10mins, and my skin felt alive again xD It seemed brighter too - I’m starting to think it’s probably a side effect for wearing masks but it’s so great - and firm. I feel like I’ll have a good sleep tonight! I can still smell the rose too!