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August 29, 2008 Leave a comment

I haven’t updated for awhile.. excuse my laziness and cold.. Anyways, it’s been awhile but I just want to share my new bundle of joy.. lol.. These came last week

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1st image:

from Pennsylvania: Crescent Shadow (MAC Moonbathe Collection) & Electro Sky (MAC Alexander McQueen Collection)

from California: Dollymix Blush and Passionate Eyeshadow (both are used, I sanitized them afterwards)

2nd image:

from Arizona: NYX eyeshadows in Antique Gold and Iced Mocha, MAC pigment sample in Green Brown and a sample of Blinc eyeliner. This was actually an MUA swap Maderine. I only wanted Antique Gold and Iced Mocha but she included lots of extras – that, made me feel a bit guilty lol.

I love my new goodies!! Crescent is so pretty on my lips. It’s a frost l/g with golden bronze and shimmer. I just don’t like the way it’s so sticky though. I love using my NYX shadows for daily natural looks. I haven’t used my Electro Sky ’cause it just looks so pretty in its packaging, lol.

I’m currently waiting on other 3 packagings.. 3 Paint Pots from the US (on its way), some earrings (these are actually my friend’s), and some NYX goodies (swapping, I sent first, my token is still less than 10)..

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Categories: Beauty

Good Things Happen..

August 25, 2008 Leave a comment

to Those Who Wait..

Nothing can beat this feeling I have at the moment. Aside from me being sick (just got a bad flu that gets me down pretty bad), I am so happy with all the ‘blessings’ Allah have given me today.

– J’s Driver’s License

My b-i-l called me in the morning and I picked up the phone. It’s his driving exam today. And I could tell by his voice the moment he said, “Who is this?” and yes, he got he’s driver’s license in one go. I’m a proud sister in law.. ahh I miss him

– Jamie Fabian

I’m an aunt of a brand new nephew.. My cousin gave birth to a son, which I am sure is very cute. Jamie Fabian is definitely a cute name.. Ah I wish I was closer (they’re in Europe) so I can play around with him like I did with his elder sister. Ah well, I am still a proud auntie..

– New Position

My husband just got a new position at work. I can’t say much but we’ve been waiting for awhile, and it’s a big step up in his career.. I’m a proud wife..

Jamsheed, Jamie, Zeeshan.. I love you all..

(now I’m off to call my parents)

Categories: Misc

Overrich

August 23, 2008 2 comments

I went to MAC yesterday to get pigments from their new collection: Overrich. I had wanted to pick out Antique Green sooo bad.. I swatched it on the back of my hand anyways before I left the store with it. I swatched other colors on the back of my hand: Mega Rich, Vintage Gold, Copperbeam, Heritage Rouge.. The colors were sooo pretty except for the Heritage Rouge.. I decided I would take all of them, but not in one go.

And so I left the store with an Antique Green and a Copperbeam. Mega Rich is a cool orange-peach-gold color.. A bit similar to melon. Vintage Gold is an olive color and it looked so good on my skin. It brought out my true skin color. Love it!!

Most of these pigments are going to be permanent at PRO, but I decided to get them anyways because there are only two PRO stores in Canada. One in Vancouver and one in Toronto, and both of the provincial taxes are way higher than here in Edmonton. Mega Rich and Mauvement on the other hand are the only LE’s, but I am not a fan of mauvement kind of color so off with Mega Rich I’ll go.

Today, I opened my packages, meant to take pictures of them, and I was taken aback by the contents. They are less full than my other pigments. I was like “WHAT??” and I checked online and people are saying that the weight is 4.3 gr instead of 7.5. I checked out the boxes, and yes, it’s 4.3 instead of 7.5.

Wtf?? This is a rip off!! Here’s what I got from MAC web:

Overrichcolon Pigment
Pigment is a highly concentrated loose colour powder that contains ingredients to help it adhere to the skin. Pigment comes in an excellent range of colours. Use to create a subtle wash of colour or an intense effect. Pigment does not streak or cake, is easy to blend and long-lasting. Please note: Pigments are sold by weight not volume. Containers can appear to be less than full due to settling of the product.
7.5g / 0.26 oz
CA$23.50
Duh!! Containers that appear less full due to settling of the product is something.. But containers that are less full due to the less weight is another thing!! So really, starting from now on, I will pay attention to weights whenever I get pigments. Grrr..
Categories: Beauty

Hmm..?

August 19, 2008 Leave a comment

Okay.. didn’t I say I was NOT supposed to go shopping? Gee bad weather had really changed that, he?

So I eventually went to Southgate Mall at like 4 pm (after Mill Woods, got my beads to fill my brush holder). I actually just meant to get several quads from MAC. But before I actually went to MAC, I just strolled around and entered several clothing stores.

I came out of GAP with a shopping bag.. this is what I bought.. in white..

I think the dress is sooo cute.. a bit low on the peek-a-boo on the chest thing I guess but I can always do something about it. The US GAP site only has this dress in khaki left, on sale, from $58.00 to $44.90. How cool is that.. ’cause I got mine only for $16.99 CAD. Finally, something cheaper than in the US..

Yayyy.. I can’t wait to wear this dress back home or in Singapore..

Image courtesy of GAP

Categories: Uncategorized

Hair-e-o..

August 14, 2008 Leave a comment

Some people look forward to getting up in the morning just to play with their make up, some people plan before going to bed at night what make up they would wear tomorrow.

I thought I was one of them ’cause I am a make up junkie. I like wearing make up when I go out. But I also like to have my face bare (only covered in skincare) because I like to keep my face fresh, clean and moistened . Plus, I don’t go out that much, so I figured I don’t use make up that much either.

But I do looking forward to getting up in the morning.. to wash my hair, lol. I just bought new shampoos from Lush just few days ago. They are “New”, which is pink-colored solid shampoo made out of cinnamon and the other one is called “Cynthia Sylvia Stout” (a long name for a shampoo, I know), is a bottled shampoo made out of beer (I didn’t realize that until I got home and logged on to Lush’s website to see some reviews).

“New” is supposed to cure hair that experiences lots of falling out. The SA said, cinnamon stimulates growth. I actually dislike cinnamon but oh well, for my lovely crown’s health, I’d do anything. I’ve used it twice so far and I’m pretty happy with the result (although it’s not as fast as kunyit and a chalk), I find that my hair does not fall out as much anymore.

“Sylvia Cynthia Stout” also gave my hair a nice result. ‘Stout’ means naughty in Dutch and my hair is very hard to take care of, is frizzy, it doesn’t do what I want it to do.. basically, it is ‘stout’. This morning I opened the bottle for the first time, and had to move the bottle away from my face when I tried to smell it. The smell of the beer is pretty strong, and it’s not the good kind of beer, maybe the root? Who knows..

I mixed both “New” and “SCS” today, and I’m quite happy with the result. “SCS” doesn’t leave its beer smell on my hair, and it gives more weight on my hair that it’s not so big anymore. It’s still a little frizzy though, I think I need to put some conditioner on. And when I comb my hair, I don’t get loosen strands like I used to..

I can’t wait for every other day, where I get to wash my hair. It’s pretty funny.. I’m not a fan of the current bathroom, but Lush makes me get up in the morning to wash my hair and make it pretty and healthy..

Categories: Beauty

Matchy Matchy

August 13, 2008 Leave a comment

From Specktra: Matching Blush and Lipstick to Eyeshadow

From erine1881:

pink/plum blush-pink/plum lip-pink, purple, blue shadow

peach blush-peachy/nude lip-earthtone (moss green, browns, tans) shadow

coral blush-coral lip-bright color (think rainforest) shadow.

From MissChievous

I don’t think there’s a rule, I just match cool to cool, and warm to warm. That’s about it.

Categories: Beauty

LOTD

August 12, 2008 Leave a comment

I put make up on today.. Just had the feeling of playing with my make up. I first put lip colors on and surprisingly found my Lips of the Day..

I am not sure how to call the color, but it’s dark pink – almost red – glossy color. It was a mix of MAC Lollipop Loving lipstick and MAC Style Minx lipglass, both from Heatherette collection.

I sooo love Lollipop Loving, but I hate it on my lips. Most of the time my lips are not at their best condition. And since Lollipop is a glaze, which is kinda frosty, it makes my lips look frozen, dry and cracked. So I always need to put any gloss or glass on top of it. Plus, long before that, I’d always need to condition my lips (I use glysolid cream).

Then I checked out my Style Minx. The problem with Style Minx, the color is too bright, and I’m a little too dark for that bright color, unless I’m Rihanna or M.I.A. who tend to look good with bright lips (and they have MUA who work for that, I don’t). When Heatherette collection came in with swatches all over Specktra, people always pair Style Minx with Hollywood Nights. I am not confident enough doing that yet, so I apply light layer of Style Minx on a very pale color of lipstick, and that’s when Lollipop Loving comes to rescue. And I’m in love with the result.

Categories: Beauty