Monday, April 25, 2011
So anyway, the star has absolutely gorgeous skin. So dewy and smooth that it makes you want to reach your hands out and...and...feel it! Rub your sweaty hands on her porcelain skin and see if it's real or something.
I happen to ask her which foundation she was using and she mentioned it was from the brand RMK. It was then the choir of angels flew out and sang, "Hallelujah". I knew I MUST have that foundation too.
Unfortunately, it cost a bomb and even worst, we do not have a RMK counter in Penang. This sucks chicken ass.
That leaves me no choice but to search online. No such luck. Chance upon someone selling a brand new 15ml RMK make up base for cheap so I decided to buy it and try instead. The person (who will not be named because I don't like sellers who gives ONE word replies) also has a pre-loved blusher for sale for really cheap too.
When I tried to swatch it on my hands the colours hardly shows but when I used my brush, swirl it around and applied. I looked like someone drew on me with an orange highlighter pen. It was really bright orange.
I had to tone it down with lots of buffing and powder. After that, it looks really natural. Yay!
A few days later, I read Yana's blog on her #1 favourite foundation - The Laura Mercier Silk Cream Foundation which is also Make Up Geek's Top 10 Foundations.
One word. ARGHH!
Two very expensive foundations. Decisions decisions...
A while back, I wrote in my 2010 resolution that I decided to pick up a new language. I was debating between Chinese Mandarin and Japanese. Being a Chinese (Malaysian Chinese to be exact) people has always looked down on me because I cannot speak Chinese. Sure I can speak my own dialect but it means nothing if I can't speak Mandarin and the amount of Chinese speaks seems to be increasing.
Not to mention almost every stranger I meet speaks to me in Mandarin. I suspect it has something to do with my extremely 'Mainland Chinese' face. So picking up Chinese would be the most logical move.
My colleague Jen is actually a Mandarin teacher. Lucky right? Er.. after a few lessons, I suspect she given up on me.
So far, I can say, 'Where is the toilet?' and 'I am hungry'.
I can't seem to get the pronunciation right. I turned to JH for help instead. A while later, he too mentioned that perhaps it was better for me to try Japanese instead since I can actually pronounce the words better.
Before my Japanese colleague left, she used to teach me and Jen simple conversational Japanese so that we could pick up her calls and tell her callers she wasn't in the office. Wait! Why do I suddenly feel like a monkey?
After she left, JH ended up helping me since he speaks Japanese as well. Jen lend me her Japanese language phrasebook so slowly but surely *fingers crossed*
A harpsichord is a musical instrument played by means of a keyboard. It produces sound by plucking a string when a key is pressed.
Anyway the venue had poor acoustic and a big block of a man was blocking my view of everything. Not that I need to see it but it would have been nice to see something other than my own shadow on the man's back.
I did a white cat before this so I thought why not a black one. Was debating whether to draw the mouth or not. In the end I did and it looks a little odd.
Faced with two packets of diamante, nail glue and boredom.
JH: Orange is not your colour.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Basically it is a challenge to all her subscribers to recreate a make up look inspired by non other than Japan.
Unless you live in a hole, you'll pretty much know what happened to Japan. One disaster after another but it makes me glad to see that people from around the world are scrambling to lend a hand. I'm personally not too worried. I have strong faith that Japan will rise again and fast. They were never the type to give up to begin with.
Original Storm Trooper's pic is from here
JH and I is also doing our best to support our favourite Japanese restaurant, Isaribi Tei. Despite the owner saying that business was not affected in an interview, we could tell it has been affected badly due to the radiation scare. We would hate to see it close down despite the fact that he called my colleague 'stupido' for asking for separate bills once..
Since I've done ganguro before I decided to try something different. I decided to try a geisha inspired look. Note the inspired; I did not end up looking anything like one. It took me 2 tries and it still failed. *sigh*
I used Elianto's white foundation. Don't bother looking for it. 1) It's been discontinued since the dawn of time. 2) It's oily and sucks chicken ass. It's extremely difficult to layer without smearing everything - literally. Powdering it is a feat of it's own.
Trust me when I say I lost a chunk of hair because of this. Once you look like you fell into a sack of flour. You're ready for the next step.
Pray no one walks into your room and sees you looking like this. If they do, 'Tell them you're doing an Edward Cullen look'. They might just believe you and leave you alone.
Apply pink eyeshadow to lids, a little gold as well, line eyes with eye liner. Wing it to elongate your eyes to give you the "Asian" look. Fill in eyebrows.
In the end, I think I will audition for the next Pontianak film or something. ARGH!
Next! Must.never.give.up! *grunt*
Monday, April 4, 2011
I didn't get an insane amount of cosmetics this round but I did promise myself to go back and get more. AAHAHAHAHA! With or without you JH!
Based on Pepper's review on the foundation, I had to get them too and I must admit, I was pleasantly surprised. It had good texture and coverage. I got it in 02 Take 1. 01 Take 1 was pinkier and this was more yellowish. I know for a fact that yellow based foundations fit me better than pink base.
I was initially worried about the coverage as the MUA mentioned that the coverage was a little sheer. Uh...okay. It's actually medium to build able. When applied, it's a little shimmery but after blending. Everything looks great and I love it!
Besides that I got an eye primer for Pinky Doodle Doo, a moisture lipstick for my mom that she likes and asked me to buy more of. Aye Aye Ma'am! Then the nail polish remover that I have yet to use and one nail polish in Delicate. It's a pale pink/peach slight shimmery colour. Definitely something I see myself using often.
However, there is no swatch of the nail colour for a good reason. After applying 3 coats of it, I realize it couldn't cover my fingernail's discolouration. I don't blame the nail colour but my nails were so yellow that lighter colours can no longer cover them. This is shocking. I've decided to not paint my nail for as long as I can to give them time to grow out. *sigh*
Too many years of abuse. My nails has not be NOT coloured for the past few years. Imagine that.
My only complains was that the lighting in the shop was horrendous. Everything was under soft yellow light. Don't get me wrong but under soft yellow lights, everything looks good. Your skin looks good, your foundation fits you, your eyeshadow soft and even etc etc. Under normal lights, you look like you fell into someone's birthday cake. Enough said.
I ended up swatching everything and placing my hand under the shelves white lighting to get an accurate colour which got tiring after a while. The white light was places behind the shelves where there is a small gap between the top and bottom shelves.
Edited 07/04: The MUA are unfriendly until you buy something. Seriously. Until you put something in your basket, will they give you a smile. Worst they hardly speak English.
In the end, I thank you Pepper for letting us know about the sale. :D
Mom's bday is coming soon and since JH's little brother was coming back from the UK for Spring break, I decided to get the Longchamp Le pliage bag for mom. It's much cheaper there. I can't afford to get it here in Malaysia or from Singapore where it's suppose to be even cheaper than Malaysia.
After thinking long and hard, I decide to eat grass and get one for myself too. I'm keeping the Le Pliage M in Navy for myself. Heeee~ I know this bag is definitely not for everyone but somehow I ended falling for it. Weird. So I got two bags from UK for the price of ONE in Malaysia.
Oh, I finally found you, you damned elusive, YOU!
I spotted the pan from far but as I went near, the sales person's boyfriend picked it up, insulted the pan, 'What is this for? Eggs? What good is this, how useless. .. bla bla'. I was too embarrassed to go pick it up so I pretended to browse around. Before I could reach it, another customer picked it up, insulted it, put it down and by then, I grabbed the pan, walked to cashier, paid and walked straight out. GAH!
Pancakes, you idiots! Pancakes! Imagine cute little Hello Kitty pancakes! Cooking eggs on it will barely bring out Hello Kitty's face but with pancakes you can see it's Hello Kitty! Morons.
Ah well, one man's junk is another man's treasure. :P
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