Friday, 31 May 2013

Essence Trend Edition: Oz the Great and Powerful

Just received the press release for the newest Essence trend edition to hit Singapore's shores!

Essence Trend Edition: Oz the Great and Powerful
Summer is sure to be magical as essence whisks you away to a world full of adventure this June. essence is turning all beauties into true magicians of make-up. The breathtaking 3D adventure shows beginnings of the Wizard of Oz and how the little circus magician Oscar Diggs came to the fantastic world of Oz. Viewers can look forward to a truly magical movie full of exciting events, impressive images and fun characters like the three witches Theodora, Evanora and Glinda or Finley the flying monkey.

Inspired by the bright and colorful world of the enchanting Disney movie, this trend edition consists of gold, red, green and soft pink as well as blue shades. The matching must-have products: eyeshadows in cool and trendy colors, eye pencils with a shimmer effect, highlighter powder with a fabulous embossment, innovative colourchanging lipbalms, cream blush in a practical pump dispenser, cracking top coats for magical nail designs and a sparkling necklace with an emerald-green stone as a gorgeous accessory.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Blueprint 2013: My Jooix experience

I'm still rather new to the world of fashion, so it was a delightful surprise for me to be invited to the Blueprint 2013 tradeshow by Angelina, founder and CEO of local shopping site Jooix. Part of Asia Fashion Exchange (Singapore's fashion week), Blueprint is an annual tradeshow that curates menswear, womenswear and accessories from the best and brightest emerging talents in Asia.

Sunday, 26 May 2013

My Week on Instagram: 20 - 26 May 2013

20 May 2013 

Posted these two swatches of Jindie Nails Swoon from my review! I just googled "Jindie Nails Swoon swatch" and guess what came up first on Google? My post! So happy about that :') I'm also really glad and honoured that Jen, owner of Jindie Nails, left such a lovely comment on my Jindie Nails Swoon post. This also means you should check it out if you haven't already ;)

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Glomax Aesthetics Skin Treatment Review and Pictures

Last month, I was invited by Glomax Aesthetics to try out one of their skin treatments at their outlet in Soho2 and review it if I chose to. I'd heard of Glomax Aesthetics previously, and was aware that they were reliable and did produce good results, so I decided to accept the opportunity.

List of Interestingness: Your weekly dose of interestingness

I recently came up with a new thing for this space. I'm constantly getting wind of interesting things, but never really came up with a way to share them with you in little doses - until now, that is. I'll be publishing a List of Interestingness every Monday morning from now on, with special consideration to everyone who's forced to wake up early in the morning and drag themselves to school/work. Never fear, my List of Interestingness shall save you from the monotony of life!

As the title suggests, a List of Interestingness (LOI for short) is a list of things that I found interesting throughout the week. It's going to be about things that inspire me to think/feel/do, but that didn't make the cut for a long enough review on the blog. It's going to be based on some of the different post categories in my blog: Musings, How To, Fashion, Food, Humour, Travels, Art, Music, Photography etc. Each list will be a collection of interestingness to get you through the week, and I hope you enjoy it! For easier categorisation, I'm going to group LOIs into volumes; each volume will contain 10 lists. Grouping the lists into volumes is completely arbitrary anyway, so you needn't wonder too much about that.

Even if you ignored everything I said above, it's really quite simple. Just drop by every Monday morning at about 10am (GMT +8, sorry to everyone else!) and get your weekly dose of interestingness.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Poolga: Curating art for iPhone and iPad

I've been meaning to post about Poolga for a while, and I'd forgotten until I went there again by accident and was plain blown away by the gorgeous artwork available for iPhone and iPad. Available. For free. For you to download.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Exchange in Switzerland Part 5

Well, I'm finally back with the final instalment of my student exchange in Switzerland. I came back to Singapore in January but never quite wrapped up that series as I've been so caught up with other things. The picture above is a shot of my apartment in Lausanne, which is part of the Cedres residence. I still carry fond and funny memories of life there. It was pretty cool to live with a couple of people my age instead of my parents!

Monday, 20 May 2013

My Week on Instagram: 13 - 19 May 2013

13 May 2013

Used my Bare Minerals foundation the day before, and look how much dirt still remained until the next day! Thank goodness I used my Hitachi HadaCRiE Cool.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Jindie Nails Swoon Swatches and Review

Remember how I said I was going to review this cool blue polish a few weeks back? Mei Mei Signatures sent Jindie Nails Swoon to me for review along with Jindie Nails Zomboy, which I have yet to review either. I had originally taken a number of pictures of Swoon, but deleted them all as I wasn't happy with the way my swatches turned out. Well today I'm back, with a whole lot of swatches that do this polish some justice!

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Salicylic Acid Review and Pictures

Finally, the last of my Paula's Choice product reviews! Previously I reviewed Paula's Choice Extra Care Non-Greasy Sunscreen SPF 45 here and it didn't fare so well. Today I'm going to be reviewing Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Salicylic Acid.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Are you a slave to the beauty industry?

Recently I've been thinking and talking a lot about beauty and what it means, in relation to the beauty/cosmetics industry. I've also come across many related articles/events/ideas, including Dove Real Beauty Sketches, local accounts of the increasing trend in plastic surgery, posts and comments written by others that challenge ideas of beauty circulating in society. It's a topic close to my heart as I'm participating in the beauty industry by writing about cosmetics and other beauty products. I've grown to become rather disillusioned about the way the industry works, and am questioning the direction that "beauty blogging" will take me and my blog. As such, I've decided to dole out some tough love to everyone who takes an interest in the beauty industry.

Sunday, 5 May 2013

My Week on Instagram: 29 April - 5 May 2013

Hi everyone! I should be studying for my European Literature exam on Tuesday, but here I am getting distracted with blogging again. This time it's to introduce a My Week on Instagram segment, which will be published every Sunday night/Monday morning detailing, well, my week on Instagram! I have far too many Instagram photos to share, and if you don't follow me on Instagram, you probably wouldn't have seen them. Fear not, you'll miss them no longer ;)

Without further ado, here's my week on Instagram!

29 April 2013

Went to eat at Putien, a Chinese restaurant. Made an evil duck head lookalike with the fried clams, which are delicious, by the way!

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

"Paris Burning"

Paris Burning

I write words to speak to you;
I know not how or who else
I can tell this to:

of the fragments that make you
and undo your vision, too.
The shrapnel in my eyes,
ears, nose and hands -

The order I was shot
I forget, and yet,
it blazes before me again.

I decode them here;
I deconstruct
into abstractions
to get to the heart.