Sunday, October 25, 2009

It's Sizzling!

Just a quick update...I've been so busy lately! Long time no post!

Been eating out alot lately- absolutely no time to cook at home. I tried "Sizzle Mania" tonight. Everything is served on a hot plate- something a bit diffrerent. We ordered the Pepper Steak (below) which was the Chef's recommendation and it came out pretty quick! The waitress showed us how its done- smear the butter all over the steak  and just flip it over and cook to your liking.

The other one I tried is the Curry Chicken- I think Japanese curry would taste better but this is quite nice as well.

We also ordered gyoza- it was cooked just right:) but they served it with sweet chilli...? I'm used to my vinegar sauce but it was still delicious!

Lastly, I would like to share with you my favourite dessert- chocolate fondant with ice cream...this one was from Allure @ Burswood Intercontinental Hotel. It takes 20 mins to make but it is worth the wait. Yummmy!

And another random mention on one of my fave eyeshadows from Shu Uemura. It doesn't have a name so I will show you the colour below and the code for it. (ME Beige 800)

Can't see it very well but I like to put it on as a highlighter (inner corners and brow bone)

It's a very pretty colour for day!

Next few days I will be packing and cleaning- (moving to an apartment) so I will be busy busy! It's no fun- especially when you are moving to an even smaller space- with a smaller wardrobe. Honestly, it's a nightmare! I am loving Spacebags right now! ahaha

Monday, October 19, 2009

Natural Makeup Inspired by Korean Dramas

This isn't the natural look I am going for! haha...but it certainly is a very cute doggy look! So adorable isn't he? Just like a lil teddy bear:)

Been very busy of late and don't really have the time to muck around with my makeup- maybe its just me being lazy too! I have been watching the korean drama "Boys Over Flowers" and its a bit corny but makes me laugh- especially the way the F4 guys dress and act! They are all very cute though- I can understand why girls go crazy over this series. Very entertaining...I am still on the 3 episode. It's been around for ages....but I am slow to catch on.

I really like how the korean girls put on their makeup! Very natural looking so that's what I have been doing with my makeup recently. It's been so hot these couple of days so this is what I use:
  • Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser (oil free)
  • Laura Mercier Mineral Powder (Natural Beige)
  • Bobbi Brown Concealer
  • Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Black Ink
  • MAC E/Shadow Jest
  • MUFE Smoky Lash
  • MAC Cream Blush Posey
  • MUFE HD Powder
  • Bobbi Brown Blush "Nectar"
  • MAC HK Lipgloss "Mimmy"
I have been layering my blush to make it last longer. The trick is the apply your cream blush after your foundation -before you powder your whole face. Otherwise the cream will be patchy and blotchy if you apply over the powder. After the cream blush, you apply a layer of translucent powder (I used MUFE HD powder- love this!) and then finish it off with another layer of powder blush. It should last longer!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Bobbi Brown Concealer Kit Vs. Laura Mercier Undercover Pot

Let's begin with the Bobbi Brown Concealer Kit.

I love this formula- it's super creamy and very easy to blend. Which means you don't stretch and drag the skin as much (especially the delicate skin around your eyes!) The colour has a yellow undertone which is great for asian skins like me! It is used in conjunction with a corrector (below) and I got mine in Peach. This is used as a base for underneath your eyes and then apply the concealer on top. Then you powder it to finish! Dark circles are gone! :) 

This product comes in two parts- you can choose to buy only the concealer but it is highly recommended to get the corrector too. It does make a difference! The packaging is very similar to LM Undercover cute!

Now onto LM Undercover Pot......

This product has everything in one lil pot! Which is great for travelling:) A must have for your handbag!
One side is the "Secret Camouflage" which is used for blemishes and scars etc. and is a thicker concealer (Very similar to MAC Studio Fix Concealer pot). The other side is a emolient formula for the area around the eyes. And if you twist the pot, you will find the powder underneath! Super convenient!

Verdict: I love both products! It's very hard to choose- but if I really had to pick one...I think BBrown Concealer wins! The corrector and concealer combo is HG stuff- doesn't look cakey and the colour is perfect for me. The formula is sooooo creamy and I personally prefer this than the thicker & hard concealers. If only it came in an all-in-one package like the LM Undercover Pot- then it would definitely win!

Would love to know what everyone thinks about these concealers!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

My Fave Mascara...

Wah! Looks mighty scary and clumpy looking but I think the brush is the secret weapon here!

I have tried so many mascaras in the last few months and this is my favourite one so far and I haven't really found another that I like just as much! I have tried the Dior Show Blackout which comes pretty close but I think MUFE Smoky Lash is the ONE! It gives such a dramatic black colour and makes my lashes really thick and long. I know for some people they say it can be clumpy but I myself didn't find this a problem- in fact it gives me volume -thicker looking lashes without the need to put fake lashes on. As for the curl factor- it stays curled all day long. You know how some mascaras end up looking (and feeling) hard and stiff- this one doesn't at all. I sometimes find myself stroking mine during the day since it feels so soft and fluttery! haha Yeah I know, I am a weirdo! Sad fact is- MUFE isn't readily available in my city so I have to get it online. :(((

Volume? Tick. Lengthening? Tick. Intense Colour? Tick. Curl? Tick.

Tick Tick Tick!

I really like it!

I have read some mixed reviews on this product but seriously- its the best for me and the only way to know is to try one yourself! Let me know if you do:)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

New PS3!

Yes! I finally got my hands on a PS3! I never thought I would own one since I have Xbox, Wii, PSP & DS and my fiance was saying I will never have time to play anyway so there was no point getting another console! But lucky for me some generous friends surprised me with it on my brithday and that's the sole reason for my lack of posts (especially beauty related posts!) these past few days :D

The surprise was a bit mean I thought- they originally got an empty PS3 box and filled it with magazines and then wrapped it all up and gave it to me in the morning. Boy was I so happy when I saw the box and then it all came spiralling down to a big disappointment when I found out it was all a big cruel joke! They let me suffer and sulk for another hour before they gave me the real thing- this time I checked it was the real thing! Such "kind' friends I have! ahaha

They gave me Ghostbusters but I wanted to play with Kenny so I went a got a 2 player game which I know he would like- Resident Evil. From my past experience this game is quite scary for a lil girl like me! :P But surprisingly this wasn't too scary- but I am still crap at aiming my guns! I never usually like these shooting games but its quite fun to play with another person rather than by yourself.

Obviously, I play the girl, Sheva. She kinda looks like a tough version of Jessica Alba? Kenny loves the muscles on the guy character! ahaha

Anyway so sorry to bore you guys about games! I did buy something beauty related too this weekend. I got a $10 voucher from Myers for my birthday so it was a good excuse to go shopping! Nice promotional trick to get weaklings like me to go on a spending spree- lucky Kenny was in a good mood and let me buy.....

Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation!

I've been wanting to try it as I really like the Silk Creme but I needed an oil free version for when I go to Malaysia. It's very good but my face still gets super shiny- it's probably because I put on moisturiser and then a primer and then the foundation. I usually skip the moisturiser since the primer does a good job already. But the LM lady says its crucial to moisturise before primer- so I did and it didn't work for me!

That's it for my very boring weekend...its back to killing zombies now! :P

Saturday, October 10, 2009

My Birthday Celebration- Again!

I know I said it was my birthday a few days ago- that was an early celebration with my sister since she was too busy to see me on my bday.
On the actual day, I was totally spoiled...although there were some troubles at work..I was still happy anyway:)
Here is a cake from Kenny's family...very pretty colours!

One candle only :P I am too old now to fit all the candles on the cake!

Kenny made me ramen for breakfast which I chowed down pretty quick! Very Yummy!

For dinner Kenny's Mum made some Bakuteh- sooooo yummy. She is the best cook ever! Lots of quail eggs too- my favourite!

After we went to the Il Divo concert. I really like Carlos- the flirtatious one and also the American-he was funny:) Beautiful voices! But I think Kenny found it a bit boring as you can see.....haha He nearly fell alseep!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Foundation Overhaul! I Need Help!

Over the last few months I've been literally collecting foundations in my search for the perfect one for my wedding. So here is the collection so far...these are liquid formulas which I prefer. I have powder and cream ones but they don't really work well for me. I like to use my fingers!

If you would like to hear some review or feedback on any of the foundation I have, please let me know! I am happy to help!

Now I am asking you which is your favourite foundation and which one you would recommend for weddings and photography? I would be eternally grateful for any suggestions:)

I bought this bikini (it's so pretty!) and I am not sure if I have the guts to wear it out in public! I am not the outdoorsy type and never have any type of exercise- I blame it on my work since its physically tiring already :P

I was planning to wear it for my Xmas & NYears holidays at the end of the year during my wedding....hmmm I have to tone up! hahaha

Sunday, October 4, 2009

It's My Birthday!

My sister treated me to lunch for my birthday- The Mussel Bar @ Fremantle:)

It's got a great view and nice seating area but I have to say- the food isn't great. Service was good though:)

This was our tasting plate...not very much! haha You can see how disappointed the boys are- they were very hungry!

So funny! Kenny didn't seem happy with his order....

My choice.....but I gave it to Kenny since he looked so sad :((((

My attempt at the gyaru look- doll eyes! Not successful!

Trying to look cute- again not successful! haha

Here is my birthday present- a pinple on my forehead! Boohoo:(

My new DS pouch! So cute:)

I have no idea what I want for my birthday? I really want a new vanity table but in my current house it's too cramped! So any ideas what I should ask my fiance to get me?? We are trying to save money for the wedding so can't be anything extravagant!

Electric Blues & New Shoes!

A pair of Vincci shoes I got in Malaysia. So cheap!

Oops! I chopped off my head here....

Now you see my head!

Here is my electric blue look inspired by the top I was wearing......

Products used:

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation 4
Bobbi Brown Concealer & Corrector
Laura Mercier Mineral Powder
MAC HK Beauty Powder "Fun & Games"
MAC MSF "Soft & Gentle"

Eyes  (in order of application)

Mac Paintpot "Painterly" as the base for whole eyelid
 Bobbi Brown Gel Liner "Cobalt Ink" as eyeshadow base to lids only
MAC E/S Freshwater pat over the gel liner base
The Balm Shady Lady Palette E/S "easy wheezie" on crease
 The Balm Shady Lady Palette E/S "risque renee" outer corners
MAC E/S Venus on the brow bone as highlighter
 Bobbi Brown Gel Liner "Black Ink" upper lashline
 Apply "Freshwater" on the inner part of the lower lashline and :risque renee" over the rest of the lower lashline.
Rimmel Black Kohl Liner on the waterline and for touching up the upper lash line to fill any gaps if needed.
MUFE Smoky Lash Mascara


MAC Lipstick "Cherish"
MAC Lipglass "Early Bloomer"

 I actually made a video tutorial for this look but need to edit it- so need some help for this! Will let you know once it's uploaded!

Hope you like this look! :)))