Sunday, November 30, 2008
Initially when the sales person in MPH recommended my mother the book, mom bought the first 3 books for me. It didn't look all too interesting so I didn't start reading till months later but once I started I couldn't put it down at all! It's definitely a good read and I would recommend this book to any Fiction book lovers.
I have not started reading the book since I haven't had the time but it's a little sad knowing that Richard and Kahlan's journey has come to an end after 12 volumes of heartache, lots of fighting, dying, disappearing and torture and more fighting for freedom and peace! Wow, that's a mouthful.
Decided to give my horribly discoloured nails a breather but while in the office, Kern showed me her nails and lend me the nail colour. I totally love the Gold look!
This was done before the Gold one. It didn't look all too bad from far but on a closer look the colour combo was urm, a little too shocking. But this was done only for fun anyway.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Being from Penang where at the very least trishaws still exist, I hardly remember when was the last time I sat in one. I've always felt extremely guilty whenever I see how thin the poor old man peddling a fatty like me. It just felt so wrong. But the wind in your hair and the sun on our faces and the unexplainable feeling of not having any doors(?) makes an occasional trishaw ride fun and exciting. Definitely one of those few things you must try at least once in your life!
Anyway we did the Biotherm face test with a little bit of a shocking results. Me and Elisa had used coconut oil as moisturizer so the test results for my sebum was a shocking 98%!! Is that high? That's as good as me falling face first into a tub of oil! I was shocked out of my panties! It was only when E mentioned that her results were almost as high as mine that we figured it was because of the coconut oil. Also like I've always suspected, my pigmentation is going to be quite a problem as I age. The only good thing was that my face elasticity was a good 99% and that I don't and won't be having wrinkles all too easily. Finally, something good from the family genes. So that really got me thinking, I kept wondering if I see myself having Botox when I'm 50...
Anyway the only thing I bought was the Biotherm's Source Therapy for RM185. I don't own any serum so it's a much need thing for my dehydrated skin.
I'll be hoping to avoid Gurney Plaza for the next few weeks, thanks to the school holidays, Gurney Plaza has become a war zone. It was pure pure mayhem! My sis and I got stuck in Gurney Plaza for half an hour in the freaking carpark trying to go out! By then, all of everyone's card went pass the 15 minutes time limit and had expired and security had to come in and direct traffic.
I found this while issue hilarious! We are are born humans. Free! Not prisoners of a religion that some Mr. smarty-pants decided themselves that that is what God wanted. I ended up getting that someone is obviously trying to play God here. Some people with a BIG head and an enormous ego with a holier-than-thou attitude. Oh I forgot, some people who lack of common sense and probably didn't pass any subject except religious study. Not that it is a bad thing but people should always remember moderation sometimes.
In my little head, the translation for all religions in the world is about is to be a better human being, to respect everything and everyone and basically to do good.
I have nothing againts Islam or Muslims as I found the religion and in so many ways beautiful. The untainted one and not the one that has been 'tokok tambah' (in other words, 'added') like the one we have right here in Malaysia. It has become downright stupid. It's like giving a bunch of idiots Godlike powers and see the hilariousness that ensures as they abuse their power to suit their own stupid needs.
Exercise is exercise, no matter what, Yoga is not going to convert me into being a Hindu or something. D'oh. Does that mean that if I don't eat with chopsticks I'm no longer a Chinese? Does that also mean that if I eat too much nasi kandar, I'll suddenly get the inspiration to be a Mamak? And frankly, I don't think my Malay friends feels like becoming Buddhist just because they like to eat Char Koay Teow.
Then again, I shouldn't worry as I'm not banned from practicing yoga.
But lately, Malaysia has been becoming pretty stupid lately. Another thing that they happily came out with a couple of months ago stating that they'll pay married men RM1000 to marry single mothers. Sounds good from some angles but to encourage men to be polygamy?! And furthermore, to marry because they want the money and NOT because they are in love.
the fact or custom of being married to more than one person at the same time
-Cambridge online dictionary
Quotes the Highlander: There can only be ONEEEE!
They should realize that not all single mothers are 'dying' to get remarried, sheesh, being married to one ass was enough, what on earth made others thinks that they can't wait to jump right back into the marriage scene. And to encourage them to marry yet again all for the sake of RM1000? Why not use the much needed money as a loan to single mothers so they can start their own small scale business.
So that's encouraged and to be healthy by doing yoga isn't. I don't know about you guys but I'm having a good laugh while slapping myself on the forehead.
Interesting info: Muslims in the Middle East doesn't even have this crazed yoga ban and yet we do. What are we trying to prove here? That we're either more religious and thus making us better than them or crazier than them?
As of 26 November 2008
Malaysia's Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi on Wednesday waded into a row over a ban on yoga for Muslims, saying they could practise the exercise as long as it had no spiritual elements.
Malaysia's highest Islamic body, the National Fatwa Council, on Saturday banned yoga for Muslims, saying it could erode their faith.
Malaysia's population is dominated by Muslim Malays, and the ethnic Chinese and Indian minorities are becoming concerned over rising "Islamisation" of the multicultural country
Read the entire article here
Thursday, November 20, 2008
The first day that the Gurney Plaza new wing opened it was pure mayhem and chaos. It was like everyone has been on a fast for a month and suddenly they were like hungry sharks out for the kill. But still we had fun. Seeing all the new layouts and the new cosmetic counters that just opened was like letting loose kids in a candy store. The excitement was contagious and we couldn't stop grinning like idiots. To the KL people or whoever who has always always had these counters, would probably think it's no big deal but for us Penangites, it was a BIG deal as we've always had to either ship the things from KL or beg a friend to buy it for us.
But anyway, I ended up getting the Anna Sui Loose powder in 002 as the packaging totally blew me off and the reviews was good. So far, my skin has been dry (from Mior) so it has not been looking all that great but once my skin returns to normal, I'll update my thoughts on it.
Left to right: Whitening serum, eye make up remover, nail enamel (rose scented)
Not shown: The samples + tissue cover + Compact powder sample
The free gift that came with it. Elisa, Kern and I ended up spilling our samples and free gifts and I was a little unlucky to get the things that I didn't quite like. But Kern being sweet, exchange a few stuffs with me to make me happy. Awwwww~
Elisa took the vouchers we got to buy her much drooled after Bobbi Brown paper blotters.
I couldn't get this outta my head, it was the Tinted Rouge Jar. So cute. It's totally clear but change our lip colour to a much darker natural lip colour. I got this because I have extremely pale lips. I literally look like I'm either sick or I'm playing a walking corpse without lipstick. I needed something that would not be licked or eaten off. So this was good. I did not get the one from The Face Shop because the colour comes off a darker pinkish purple colour on my lips. It looked artificial on me.
P.S: Please don't kill us Mr. J! We're girls, we cannot help ourselves everytime we walk by a cosmetic counter. Anyway we had to go catch Elisa's brains back, remember?
Saturday, November 15, 2008
The palette was all I got for the Passion in Red Collection. Gonna wait for the Little Darlings that will be out on December. Lipgloss of Pigments? Mmm, decisions decisions...
First, she wanted to test the colours on my eyes without even taking off what I already had on. Worst I had on smokey black/grey eyes today. How on earth was I to see the colours properly without her taking any of my eye shadow off?
Then she used 2 colours out of the entire 6 colours and I do admit that the technique she used was not bad, she was either being stingy by applying very little and I could hardly see anything. It didn't strike me as anything great and truth be told, if I never had any interest in the palette she would have turned me right off. I wouldn't not have gotten the palette because of her! She failed to show me how gorgeous the colours really is and it didn't make me look any better.
She did a different technique / colour combo on the other eye and by then, I was half screaming. My frustration level was rising as she doesn't even seem to know what the hell she was doing. The colours weren't striking in anyway and it looked boring. The technique she used on both eyes are extremely different yet I could hardly tell the difference between the two eyes. If I had walked off with two different coloured eyes, no one would have noticed.
I told her I wanted the give me a face chart so I can duplicate her technique and while she was busy, I wiped off the eye make up and did my own. I did mine in less that one minute despite the frustration and simple slapped on what colour I thought could mix.
It really makes me wonder, how on earth can this people even call themselves make up artist anyway? I realized that what E says is oh-so-true, what makes a make up artist good is not counted by how many certs the person has but how much effort and talent they have to begin with. In the end of the day, I'm left shaking my head wondering how could have MAC even hired someone like her, she is born with the special ability of turning gold into dust!
Her saving grace, she was 'somewhat' nice.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Worst I was so worried about work that it gave me writer's block the past week, I didn't know what to write or say and I was losing sleep over everything. But I realize that if I do not update today, I'll never have the time to as I'll be spending my weekend in roadshows once again for IJM and Reapfield, so I'll compile everything together and to do a fast review on the items I bought recently starting from a few weeks ago.
*Warning, picture intensive
MAC fluidline was an unexpected buy, E was browsing through some blog when she came across someone selling MAC Sweet Sage and alerted me knowing how much I love blues and greens. One looks later, I was in love. It's olive green with gold shimmer. It was beautiful! Since it's too light to be an eyeliner, I mainly use it as an eyeshadow. I normally pair MAC Nylon (highlighter) with Sweet Sage since they are both have gold-ish base and blend it all together with black. I'll post some pictures of the look up later.
I've been searching high and low for this colour for quite some time, it was launched back in the Mid - 2007 with the MAC C Shock collection. A colleague asking me why I bought such an "aunty" colour after taking one look at the colour in the tube. I do admit that the colour on the tube is deciving but it's describe as a sheer red berry colour and I instantly knew that it's going to fit me but I asked E just in case.
E took one look and said 'Get it!' and she's hardly wrong and so I got it, wheee!
Finally, me and E ordered more brushed from Coastalscents.com. We didn't get a huge load but just about 6 brushes altogether. Regreted it, should have ordered more! I never had proper brushes before Coastalscents and I'm now slowly collecting them after getting nagged from so many people saying that I should invest in good brushes. And after using them, I can tell that there is definately difference between good and bad brushes. These are so soft and has yet to shed a single hair. I'm really happy with this batch. Just do a wash before using. Can't risk irritating your eyes right?
It all happend when the seller private messaged E to check out her page and we saw that she was selling cosmetics (no name brands) for a very super low price. Being greedy with itchy hands, we order a few stuffs each and shared shipping. Boy, were we disappointed. It really goes to show that nothing good is free. In our case, it wasn't free, despite being cheap, I wouldn't have even forked out RM1 for this item. To be truthful, I wouldn't even have taken it if it was displayed outside a shop for FREE! I'm so tempted to give it away for free to anyone that message me but it's so disguisting it's an insult to even give it to anyone! I'm not sure how so many girls actually order this stuffs. I'm guessing that they do not know how the real thing actually looks like.
Since I've recently acquired Bobbi Brown's gel eyeliner in Black, I decided to try out the Relian's gel eyeliner in Brown. I was expecting dark, chocolatey brown but what I got was ... brown. The Milo kinda brown. To me, its too light to be an eyeliner. It's going to look really awkward on me and that tone of brown will make my eyes look puffy and swollen if used alone. I really have no choice but to try to use it as an eyeshadow or something and blend it with other colours. This was another item without a swatch, and the seller's picture looked like a much darker brown. The seller happily told people that some buyers used it for their eyebrow. I can understand why, it's a beautiful shade if you are a BLONDE! I'm so so disappointed with the items I got. But hey, if the brown appeals to you, go ahead and get it, it was really cheap too!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
E: If I was president, the shopping malls would be open for 24 hours...
K: Hmm, I like her idea
E, K & A : Heeeeeeee~
Spoons, the next deadly weapon!!
E: This is how I pray, first, clasp your hands together, then give God the biggest smile you can!
K & A: Is she serious?
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