Category Archives: FOTD

Link Love: Life as a Blogger

 

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Many people assume that being a blogger is easy and pretty fun. Well, the first part isn’t all that true, especially since most bloggers do this as a sideline, and have full-time jobs like I do. The second part about blogging being fun, well, let’s just say that if we didn’t have the passion for it, we wouldn’t be doing it!

 

Today I’m featuring a few of my latest finds on the web. I love being a part of the blogging community, because I feel that somehow, bloggers do add some value to people’s lives! These 5 today have given me ideas on how I can make my own life more fun, and I hope they’ll inspire you too!

 
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OOTD: The Back Slit

 

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What does one do when one’s sick of staying bedridden due to a back injury? One leaves said bed and gets some air!

 

I hurt my back quite suddenly – and unexpectedly – and the doctor gave me some painkillers for it. But this was Day 3 of being on meds and staying at home all day, so I went out for a quick brunch with the sister at a Chinese restaurant in town. Because my back wasn’t all healed, I totted a clutch and kept things light.

 


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1. ASOS Open Back Shell Top | 2. Topshop Jeans, similar HERE | 3. ASOS Clutch | 4. Nine West Flax Suede Pumps | 5. Mimco Facet Bezel Studs in Champagne 

 
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Tutorial: Dramatic Cat Eyes for Asian Eyes

 

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Not your average girl next door.

 

I did my second-ever video, this time on a dramatic cat eye look for Asians. The front part of the video where I applied foundation and drew in the lines for the liner aren’t included, as they weren’t filmed. My SD card had filled up pretty quickly with photos and pictures from my recent trip to Malaysia!

 




 

A little bit about creating this look:

Start with the end in mind. As an Asian, I have the typical hooded lids many Asians have. So, I begin by drawing the outline of the cat eye first and then filling it up with black – lots of it! The black colour should be visible when the eyes are fully opened, and give that extra pop of feline seduction when eyes are closed. Liquid liner on top of the gel liner helps to add an extra depth to the black shade, while eyeshadow on top of this helps to seal everything in and prevent creasing or smudging.

 
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FOTD: Featuring the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

Hey guys! I finally got down to filming my very first FOTD video! It’s taken me 2 years to finally do this and I really don’t know why it took so long. If you’ve been following the blog, you’ll know I recently got the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette and I just can’t seem to put it down whenever I need a good neutral look.

 

Here’s the video, but I must warn you that not everything I did was filmed. It’s after all my first time doing this and it was quite spontaneous, actually. Hope you like it, and please subscribe to my new channel!

 



 

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Link Love: Pretzels, Nudes and Turquoise Glamour

I’ve been a bit on the baking and cooking streak lately, making pasta which everyone seems to love. Hint: It’s all about the sauce! Baking last weekend proved to be a semi-success as well, when the boyfriend and I made some fondant moelleux for the family. The chocolate lava cakes tasted the way they should, but were a bit flat in the middle. Like this already half-eaten one:

 

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Picture from my Instagram account (@lacedivory).

 

But if going near an oven isn’t your kind of thing, maybe you’d want to give no-bake recipes a try. I started with cheesecakes, after all. This month, you’ll learn how easy it is to make something that tastes so good (and involve your child at the same time)!

 

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Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette

Swatch & Review: The Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette

Oh my, where do I get started? 20 brand new shades, glittery, shimmery and matte – all in a brand new, one-of-a-kind palette. The Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette is the latest eyeshadow bomb from the brand, launched in time for the holidays this year. Not only is it limited edition, each and every one of the palette is unique in the sense that the pattern on the purple-hued box is different for every palette. So if you’re one of those shoppers – like me – who tend to pick and choose the “perfect” product to take home with you every time you visit a store, this would certainly justify that.

 

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The Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette.

 
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FOTD: Imperial Purple

FOTD: Imperial Purple

You know those Asian movies where there are princesses and emperors and soldiers on horses? Well, I got inspired one day by the pretty women in ancient palaces and came up with a modern royalty look. It just happens that I have this pair of dangly earrings from Lovisa that I so love, and felt they really suited the part too! Sorry, no fancy head gear though. A few more shots of the overall look:

 

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Because women in royalty didn’t seem to smile a lot, if at all.

 

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FOTD: Sepia Blue

FOTD: Sepia Blue

Nobody understands the summer heat like us Singaporeans do. When it gets too parched in the day, we wait up till it’s night to head out and party. I mean, that’s why the F1 Night Race started, right? So, feeling too-hot-to-twerk one Saturday afternoon, we made sure to reserve some energy for the Singapore Night Festival that night.

 

I decided to take my new lashes from the Make Up For Ever new Sepia Blue collection out for a spin. Now, I’ve been looking for lashes with crystals since forever. The Dior Grand Bal False Lashes that were launched last year did make my heart flutter, but for some reason I didn’t get it. When I saw this pair at Sephora, I knew I just had to grab it.

 

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The Make Up For Ever Sepia Blue False Lashes up close.

 

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FOTD: Holiday

FOTD: It’s Holiday!

Did you know that there are 11 days of holidays in a year in Singapore? No, that’s not a lot. Which is why when we get one, we do take advantage of it and put it to good use! What’s even better than a holiday is one that falls either just before or after a weekend, so that we get an extended weekend. A rare chance where our weekends are longer than the weekdays! So of course, it’s time to celebrate.

 

This FOTD was actually inspired by my slowly-healing inflamed foot. I’ve been limping around for about 2 weeks since it started to hurt and swell, and all this unsexy lumber has been so tiring. They should seriously include limping as an Olympic Games sport.  And because I was feeling a little down, I decided some colour would do the trick to put me back on track to being more cheerful over the long weekend. I call this FOTD “Holiday.” Here are some more close-ups of the eye makeup and a list of the products I used:

 

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Pinks and purples complemented with falsies.

 

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Open sesame! Grey lenses are from GEO.

 

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FOTD: Sexy Taylor

FOTD: Sexy Taylor

 

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Jiyeon in “Sexy Love” and Taylor Momsen being her normal self.

 

Yes! I finally had some time to create an FOTD entry! Actually, this look had been in my mind since December last year but I had been too busy to do it. It’s inspired from Jiyeon’s makeup in T-ara’s Sexy Love music video and Taylor Momsen’s smokey eye-that’s-never-coming-off. I’d specially bought Make Up For Ever’s Glitter and Mist & Fix for this but silly me had misplaced the Mist & Fix so I had to find an alternative – water – for the glitter adhesive. Here are a few more shots of the look, including a close-up of the eye makeup, and the list of products I used:

 

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Black and gold smokey eye with nude lips.

 

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Black and gold smokey eyes with nude lips.

 

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