Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
What is your future, now we have to part?
Standing on the jetty as the steamer moves away,
Flower of Malaya, I cannot stay.
-Rose Rose I Love you, Frankie Laine, 1940
This is only a small part of my rose collection
Haul of the day
It's not even lunch time and I have exhausted my wallet. Queen E (Elisa) managed to get some Raspberry mask from The Face Shop for only RM60 instead of the usual RM99. So yay! All hail, QE!
Bought the much needed white nail polish from Elianto again since my old one is drying up along with L'Occitane solid Rose perfume *cough*. Talk about impulse buy along with other unmentionables.
Also, the lipstick from NYX that I wanted so badly finally came; Orange Soda and Strawberry Milk. The swatches from online showed Orange Soda to be a beautiful light orangey-peach. And it is.
I love this seller, the package came in less than 2 days after paying for it. For ONCE, a seller that is prompt. I don't haggle, I don't demand a lot, I just want my packages to come on time for God's sakes!
Then again, just knowing my luck...
The lipsticks broke and so did my heart. I waited over a month for them!
I knew I couldn't trust Samy Vellu when he loudly promised Pos Laju's (translation: Fast Post) slogan to be "Send tomorrow, arrive today". Yes he actually said that, but what I think he meant was send today, arrive tomorrow. Then again, fast in one thing, arriving in one piece is another.
Well, the colour turned out weird on me anyway so..
I was expecting Strawberry Milk to be funky on me, I didn't fit the MAC Saint Germaine or whatever so I was expecting it but I had a lot of hope on Orange Soda. In the end, Orange Soda looked weirder on me that Strawberry Milk. I'm gonna go hide under my blanket now, thank you very much.
On a happier note, I finally bought some Konad stamp plates after debating with myself for over 3 months.
NOTD - Uhh.. Swirly Cherry Blossoms or something
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Black Lace with Pink Stripes
Note that the name is always fancier than the nails. It was actually an inspiration from a video I saw on YouTube. She even had the Eiffel tower painted on the wedding finger. As you can see, I accidentally painted stripes on my ring finger. I painted the Eiffel tower too but it looked too much like a badly written "A" that I washed it off and replaced it with a rhinestone with silver little balls and call it done out of sheer laziness.
Since the little silver balls came in a chain rather an individual, they were a pain to glue on. I ended up using super glue to glue the damned thing on to kingdom come. Decided I'll worry about getting them off later.
Headed over to Queensbay Mall with Pinky Doodle Doo and friends and bought a pair of black tights for Elisa from Daiso. Pinky bought me a pair a couple of days ago and it was surprisingly good quality. Not bad for RM5 right? They come in black, charcoal, navy, brown and purple.
Mouse! Or is it Mice?
Before she headed over, I asked her to get me a couple of items from L'Occitane. She came home with them and saved me a total of RM100. Thanks to shipping the items in L'Occitane are cut throat over here.
The Almond Milk Concentrate sells at US$4o excluding tax which amounts up to roughly RM120. In Malaysia, the very same items sells for RM203 which is roughly US$67 *sigh*
How do I like this?
I LOVE this. If it wasn't for the price, this would be the ONLY body lotion/cream I'll use till the day I die.
I like the scent, it smells a little of vanilla and very sweet smelling. Perhaps some might find this a little too sweet. It works wonders and make the skin super soft. Hmmmm~
The Body Shop lotions comes no where close and even the Crabtree and Evelyn La Source loses out to this. Anyone else going to the US?
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Chris answered the call and a few seconds later confirmed that they had it. Whee! Early the next day. Sir Thinks-He-Knows-Alot aka Sir Terrible Memory, took me to Gurney Plaza to try the colour.
His comment, "You look like you ate some chocolate and forgot to wipe mouth." Uhh, thanks dear. I tried Creme D'Nude instead and after a moment, Sir Thinks-He-Knows-Alot commented that I just un-made myself.
According to Sir Thinks-He-Knows-Alot, women should have red lips, it is unnatural to have brown/chocolate coloured lips. (MAC Siss was the colour of McDonald's chocolate ice cream cone on me - not the sundae, cone). In his (narrow) eyes, women should all have pale skin, black black eyes (eye makeup) and red lips.
I debated with Sir Thinks-He-Knows-Alot that we usually focus on just ONE feature. You can't do the eyes AND the lips. People wouldn't know where to look at! He just happily said, " Oh, but if you do the eyes AND the lips, it will make your look balance and everything will look good." Left me a little speechless.
For someone who can't tell between a lip balm and a lipstick, he sure talks a lot.
But I decided to make his wish come true... in a way to educate him.
- Pale skin
- Black black eyes
- Red Lips
ELF eye primer
Elianto Whitening Fresh Foundation Stick
The Face Shop Phytogenic make up base in Green
La Pensee eyebrow palette
Silkygirl Yin and Yang
MAC Kohl pencil in black
NYX jumbo pencil in Black Bean
Line waterline with MAC Kohl pencil. Apply falsies.
Apply TFS Phytogenic base all over face to reduce the redness and make yourself paler than usual.
Elianto Whitening Fresh Foundation Stick next.
The sun is now out and I slowly roast in my own room. Make up starts melting. Quickly sets face with Anna Sui loose powder or whatever was within hands grab.
Line lips with Revlon lip liner, fill in with Secret Pouty Shine Lipstick in Wild Rose and MAC Cult of Cherry lip gloss
To Sir Thinks-He-Knows-Alot:
Another request with black eyeshadow and I'll draw your face with my eyeliner while you sleep!
P.s: Thanks to all the comments, Sir Thinks-He-Knows-Alot now struts around with a super-sized head happily quoting the rest of you..
But thanks for the comment, it was nice to know I didn't look crazy or freaky or worst XD
Friday, August 5, 2011
Headed down to Kl with Elisa and Kern minus boyfriends. We arrived at our hotel, The Ritz Carlton a little over 8pm. Had a quick dinner at Jalan Alor and we decided to call it a night. Long gone we the days when we stayed up all night going clubbing and gossiping.
At about 10 plus, as I stepped out of the shower, I saw words written on the mirror opposite the shower. I went closer to inspect it and read the words as 'I'm watching you'.
I swear my heart thumped loudly in my chest. I reasoned with myself then that perhaps Elisa wrote it as a joke as she was the last one to use the bathroom. It's not Elisa's style but she can be unpredictable. If it wasn't her then refer to the Asian way of dealing with the supernatural.
Lesson number one; Ignore and Lesson number two; Never show fear.
I deliberately took my time and after all's done, strolled out of the bathroom. Elisa went in and not wanting to miss the moment, I followed her into the bathroom and confronted her.
A: Were you the one who wrote on the mirror?
E: *Eyes goes big* Fuck! What are you talking about? Fuuuuck *while running out of bathroom*
A: ... (okay, not her)
After explaining, she rushed back into the bathroom to try to read the words. She later accuse me of being extremely calm but had a glint in my eyes when I confronted her. She doubted me for a full 1 second before remembering that this is the Hungry Ghost Month.
We stuck to the Lesson number one till we checked out the next day.
Itsy Bitsy Haul
My main reason for the butt aching 4 hour drive was because I wanted the RMK Liquid Foundation since there is no RMK counters in Penang. In the end, I forgot to buy it. I hate myself.
Thank you Sir Terrible Memory!
The sales lady told me it was the last one and after a close inspection saw that there was a crystal missing. Seeing that I've lost interest, the sales lady hurriedly went to the store room to check and brought this one out.
The previous one not only had a crystal missing but the little tag on the bottom as well. Sheesh. I'm glad I didn't get the first one.
I got Soap & Glory's Scrub your nose in it from Sephora for RM36. I need a good face scrub and so far, I'm liking it. It has a minty smell and cooling effect. The face feels much cleaner and smoother after a good scrub. I used this on my entire face rather than concentrating on the T-Zone since I have lots of white heads on the cheek area as well. Bleh!
Daiso's Blusher that I have drooling for ages. At only RM5, the colour is very pigmented and gives a very rosy flush. Too much and you'll look like you got baboon's ass for cheeks. Colours unfortunately doesn't last too well. Made in China...
Other than that, I got 2 other dresses for only RM30 each and we went on our merry way home.
Be prepared for ugly pictures
Clouds & Rainbows inspired nails by Cutepolish (YouTube)
Half Moon Nails - Red & White
Washed it off and endured another round of foul smelling nausea inducing nail polish.
Farah asked me how often I do my nails. I usually do my nails every 1 - 2 weeks but I cut my nails just about that often too. I prefer shorter nails now.
While shopping in Gurney, I got suckered into trying out the Tsuya Tsuya Angel Eyes Lash Treatment. They were promoting the Mircoz Lash Treatment but strangely used the Tsuya Tsuya brand on me. Odd.
It's basically just little black fibers that sticks to your mascara and helps makes your lashes look thicker. It was selling at RM79.
I was worried about the tiny fibers falling into my eyes and irritating it but the lady assured me it was 100% natural and can even be eaten.
Since I already have mascara on, she wet it with a cotton wool, applied more mascara on me and applied the fiber.
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