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10 Reasons to Wear Makeup

 

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Do you wear makeup? If so, you’re not alone!

 

Makeup is one of the first loves of my life. I first discovered it when I was 17 or so and the rest is history. I went through several phases in the course of my makeup adventures, from experimenting with shimmer to dabbling in professional makeup artistry. Though you won’t see me lugging around my makeup artist train case anytime in the near future (save for the occasional stage production), I still use makeup quite often!

 

Here are my top 10 reasons for women to use makeup so much. It’s purely for laughs (with some truth in it), so don’t take it too seriously!

 

1. Cover up blemishes.

The Number One reason most women buy cosmetic pouches is that we need something to put our concealors in! Not everyone has great skin  – me included – so things like acne, scars, freckles, sun spots, wrinkles and white heads bother us. Makeup is a quick fix for sure, even though it doesn’t always solve the root of the problem. If we suffer from skin conditions like rosacea or vitiligo, makeup helps to even out the skin tone, and we don’t feel so self-conscious when having conversations with others.

 

2. We feel lousy.

Sometimes we get up from the wrong side of bed. There are days when everything just seems to go wrong, or when things happen to pile up and finally something snaps and all hell breaks lose. The one thing that can make it more bearable is to know that at least we don’t look as horrible as we feel. That’s why we have our go-to lip colour or favourite “Power Combo Look,” such as the understated cat eye-and-mascara to let everyone know that, at least, we still have our dignity.

 

3. We’re going on a  date!

Especially if it’s a first date. You have no idea how much thought goes into planning our entire outfit, from the texture of our dress (Or would a white crepe top with a tulle skirt be more suitable for an outdoor movie date?) to the colour of our eyeliner! First dates are the reasons best friends stick around with a tub of Ben & Jerry’s, while being your handy assistants in ravaging your closet and dresser. The powder room is now a girls’ hang-out home bar.

 
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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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Review & Swatch: The Crabtree & Evelyn Nail Lacquer

 

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Makeup is like goodies to me. Whenever I receive something brand new, it manages to fill my life with some sort of magical fairy dust and rainbow unicorns. That’s why when the mailman delivered the new Crabtree & Evelyn Nail Lacquer, I couldn’t wait to give it a try! The shade I received was Opal, a shimmery shade that I’d been trying to find for quite some time!

 

Opal is a sheer, sparkling white, where the shimmer bits are both blue and purple. I remember how when I was young, I’d mix some silver paint into a small transparent bottle of water and watch how the shimmer glimmered in the light every time I shook the bottle. I couldn’t stop staring at it – the same with Opal.

 

I decided to use this shade as a finish for a dark base, OPI’s Eiffel for this Colour. The final effect is gorgeous!

 

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It looks purple from some angles.

 

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The shimmer also looks midnight blue from some angles.

 
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Rave & Review: The Sigma Extravaganza Copper Kit Brushes

 

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What is a girl to do when she comes across a heart-melting, brow-upturning collection of the most beautiful brushes she’s ever come across? The Sigma Extravaganza Copper Kit is an assortment of 29 of the brand’s best-selling brushes, complete with a makeover that instantly amps up the glam factor of any girl’s powder room!

 

I fell in love with these brushes when they launched as part of Sigma’s 5-year anniversary celebrations. Not only are the brushes made with the usual Sigma synthetic bristles (so it’s animal-friendly), they also come in 100% pure copper ferrules atop sleek, black handles. I personally use Sigma brushes on a day-to-day basis and find them to be quite reliable, soft and handy. If you like, you can check out my review of the Sigma Mrs. Bunny Travel Kit.

 
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3 Ways to Wear Prints

 

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Believe it or not, everyone can wear prints, even you! Yes, you! Maybe you’re not so keen on bright, bold colour blocking. Or maybe you just prefer sticking to something more understated, something that can take you from day to night, from weekday to weekend. But prints show off your attitude, girl! Here are three ways to wear prints, whether you’re the sassy babe, or the more casual, low-down type.

 


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Dress | Romwe

Hat | Romwe

Bag | Romwe

Earrings | Style by Stories

Lipstick | Lipstick Queen

Heels | River Island


 

If you like bold colours, why not go all out and accessorise with a vintage bowknot hat? Any jewellery you wear should not take the attention away from the dress, so pearl earrings can do the trick! Show off those gams you’ve got with power heels (sandals are a great chance to let the world lay its eyes upon your magnificent pedicure). A small body bag fits just about enough to bring you around town, and a pink lippie adds that final touch of colour to your complexion so you aren’t overpowered by all the jazz!

 
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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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Giveaway: Anna Sui + Crabtree & Evelyn

 

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It hasn’t been an easy journey for the blog so far, and today I’d just like to say a big thank you to all of you who have been supporting me and believing in me. Today’s giveaway is nothing extravagant. As an established beauty blogger, I get sent beauty samples every now and then. But I only have one face, and can’t finish using every single product in my stash, which also includes products that I buy on my own.

 

The Anna Sui Rose Cheek Colour is in shade 300, consisting of very lovely shade of pinks and shimmer that would suit every skin tone. The Hand Therapy from Crabtree & Evelyn is another skincare product that I love, especially since I stay in an air conditioned environment quite often to beat the heat. This tube’s in the revamped packaging!

 

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Feature: The Anna Sui Spring Summer 2014 Beauty Collection

 

Anna Sui SS 2014 Makeup Feature: The Anna Sui Spring Summer 2014 Beauty Collection

 

The one thing that sets Anna Sui apart from other luxury brands/designers that incorporates makeup and fashion is that the packaging of the beauty products is coherent with the overall Anna Sui style. As to what this style is, take a look at my favourite pieces from her latest SS 2014 collection:

 

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See the entire collection here.

 

A whimsical fantasy where fairies flit ephemerally amongst us and live in their own immortal Garden of Eden. Yup, that’s exactly what Anna Sui reminds me of, regardless of which collection is being launched.

 

But what about the makeup? I’d say it’s equally as enchanting, and each product seems to have a tale of its own to tell.

 
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Link Love: Let’s Go Back in Time

 

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Today I’m feeling a little pensive but am also very grateful for the break I have from work. What is life, after all, if we can’t take some time out to pause and actually live it? This month’s Link Love blog entry is about the things I currently love doing, or wish I had more time for; Capturing moments that last forever, creating memories that live in our hearts.

 

1. Sara from The Single Diaries lets us in on the season’s top picks for flower arrangement in your home or office.

2. Jacey from Damsel in Dior takes us back in time when her grandparents wrote love letters to each other during the war.

3. James from Kayture reveals the best camera lens for fashion photography.

4. Jen from The House of Wood teaches us how to make cards and prints using gold foil. It’s time for some art and craft!

5. Seventeen magazine beauty assistant Jillian shows us what’s inside her makeup bag on The Glitter Guide.

 
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Giveaway: The Benefit Cosmetics Sugarlicious Lip & Cheek Kit

 

Benefit giveaway Giveaway: The Benefit Cosmetics Sugarlicious Lip & Cheek Kit

 

Tra la la, it’s time for a giveaway again! I’m really excited for my upcoming trip to Australia, and thought I’d like to share the joy. It’s not everyday that one gets to do a two-week trip to somewhere exotic, and with wildlife to boot. Today, I’m sending one lucky reader a Benefit Cosmetics Sugarlicious Lip & Cheek Kit! Just follow the instructions in the widget below and don’t forget to read the terms and conditions (all accounts that have been set up only for giveaway purposes will be disqualified). The giveaway ends 1st June 2014, 11:59pm (Singapore time). Good luck!

 


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