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!
It looks purple from some angles.
The shimmer also looks midnight blue from some angles.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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:
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.
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.
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!
We all know about the current beauty trend of strong, defined brows while keeping the rest of the face simple. But what is a girl to do if she – like me – has, oh dear, no brows to begin with? Of course, we don’t go for hair plugs on brows. That would just be freaky; and think about the cost and pain!
Who knew the whole Frieda Kahlo would come back in style? I still find her very manly-looking. But hey, assuming we do want nicely groomed caterpillars, what do we do? Well, thank God for the ever-evolving beauty industry. There’s always a pair or two of brow wigs we can count on. Yes, you read that right. Brow wigs!
No, Cara doesn’t need them but not every one of us is like her.
Art class would’ve been much more fun if all the brushes and paints came in liquid eyeliner form. But nope, no such luck. As far as my “talents” go, I suppose I will probably never amount to anything more than a edit-with-filters-and-Snapseed type of Instagrammer. But hey, I can always draw on my own face!