Sunday, July 15, 2012

NOTD Water Marbling

I was looking through Instagram and saw lots of water marbling nails that are oh-so-pretty. Thought I would try it out myself after looking at some Youtube tutorials.

Left hand

Right hand
It was quite difficult to do, taking a total of 2 hours for me to complete the whole thing. What I found out was that cheap nail polishes are not suitable for this technique. It just won't spread when dropped into the water. The nail polishes that worked were OPI and China Glaze.

I quite like the end result and may attempt more of this technique in future :) Thanks for reading!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Friday Photo Meme - What's In Your Bag Edition

Photo meme inspired by Yumeko!
1. Cellphone
LOL, I didn't have a camera with me, so I used my laptop's webcam to take a photo of my cellphone. It's an iphone with a Hello Kitty cover which is also a mirror. You can see the reflection in kitty's face!

2. Purse
It's a Gucci purse I bought for myself last Christmas during the year end sale. Love!

3. Cards in my purse
These are some of my most essential cards in my wallet: a Kinokuniya privilege card, Watsons member card,  Clarins and 2 Starbucks cards because I'm a coffee addict like that!

4. Makeup
Chanel Luminous Matte Powder and a MAC lipstick. I didn't carry out my makeup bag as was with light makeup today, it also reduces the weight of my bag significantly!

5. Random stuff
Watsons wet wipes, a Hello Kitty pen and a Bath & Body Works Island Margarita hand gel that I nicked from my bf. It was given to him by his colleague and he doesn't use such 'girly' stuff..that's what he said.

I guess by the time I post this up, it is already Saturday! Oh well, to keep up with the theme created by Yumeko, shall keep it as a Friday Photo Meme.

Thanks for dropping by!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Essence Colour & Go - Nude It!

Looks similar to my skin tone on first coat. A little darker upon second coat. The picture below is 2 coats without any top coat. Lovely :)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Essence Haul

Items I got from Essence: blush brush at S$6, Kajal pencil in Teddy and a nail polish in Nude It!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

EOTD - KATE Deep Eyes PU-1

Finally, a long weekend! It's Good Friday, have blessed one, everyone! I had some time to do my eye make up before going out today and thought of using the KATE Deep Eyes palette that I found in my stash.

It is basically a pink-purple palette.

Sorry the swatches are too light. I'll try to swatch it again and update with a better photo.

The application instruction at the back of the packaging
Hmm...the shadows are too light to be noticeable in the photo but this is my EOTD, after adding some liner and mascara.

Stuff used
Skin 79 BB Cream, MAC Eyeliner in Engraved, Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, Fairy Drops Mascara, KATE & Etude House blusher.

Thanks for dropping by!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Eyeliners Swatches - Elianto & elf

Here are the swatches of the forgotten eyeliners mentioned in the previous post. Unfortunately one of it is a 'FAIL'. 

elf Waterproof Eyeliner Pen in black (left) and Liquid Eyeliner in Midnight (right)

Elianto StayOn Eyeliner Pen in black (middle)

As you can see, the elf Waterproof Eyeliner Pen is already faded and watery. I guess I have kept it unopened for too long and the ink has vaporized? LOL 

Elianto pen tip VS. elf Liquid eyeliner brush

 I've also swatched some other liquid/pen eyeliner that I have to see how they look against each other.

From top: Kate super sharp liner, essence eyeliner pen, Etude House Oh m'Eye Line, Elianto, elf & FAIL elf :p

 All eyeliners are in black except for Etude House in 02 (I think it's dark grey) and elf Liquid Eyeliner in Midnight (a dark navy blue).

Taken in flash, sorry if it's blurry as I used my iphone for the pics

A photo of the rest of the eyeliners in case you are interested on how they look like. Essence is a Eurpoean brand that just entered into Singapore's market and it's highly recommended for super affordable cosmetics. The eyeliner pen that I got was only S$5.40. I was so tempted to get the nail polishes as well but I managed to refrain myself =)

Thanks for reading!

Unused Stuff I Found in My Stash!

I was tidying up my make up and beauty stash when I discovered I have tons of unused stuff!

Lookie what I found!
I cannot believe that I have actually hauled so much stuff that I can forget about them. Definitely need to put a stop to buying cosmetics till I have used up my current stash.

Stash includes MAC Technakohl Liner in Auto-De-Blu, Etude House Multi Eye Shadow Brush, MAC Viva Glam Cyndi, Canmake Four Shiny Eyes in 09,

Canmake Gokunobi Mascara, elf Liquid Eyeliner, Waterproof Eyeliner Pen, Daiso Eyeshadow pallette, Kate deep eyes in PU-1, etc.

Guess I'll have to explore these stuff in the coming weeks. I'll show you some swatches in the next post =)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Bangkok Trip

Some photos from my Bangkok trip in January, it was fun and memorable. Hope you will enjoy the photos ^_^

Arriving at Suvarnabhumi airport
Baiyoke Sky Hotel lobby
The famous Erawan shrine
Such a beautiful shrine at Talay Bangkok (al-fresco dining with live band)

Christmas Deco at Talay Bangkok
View from 82nd floor of the hotel

Random photo of the buffet breakfast
Walking towards Chatuchak market!

Local ice lollies with different flavours like Coke, grape, apple, etc.
Only managed to take photos of the pets for sale there, was too busy shopping!
Chicks as pets?

Guess what are these? At first glance, I thought the right platter was soft-shell crab but actually it's cockroaches!

They're fried bugs.

Taking the river taxi like a boss =)
View of a temple from the river taxi
Flower market - Pak Klong Talad
Spot the star fishcake

Taking the river taxi like a local was one experience which I like. It was cheap to travel by boat, cost me about 15 bhat per person. We took the river taxi just to get to the flower market, they sell tonnes of flowers at very cheap prices. 5 stalks of roses only cost 25 bhat!

 Another shopping paradise - Siam Square.
We love Siam Square

Some of our haul

Naraya bags at MBK shopping mall.

It's been 6 years since my last visit to Bangkok in 2006 and it's really great to be back there. It's hot, dusty and crowded but I like it all the same!