The Loot: Hair Gift Pack

Since I've a compulsive behaviour of shopping, I've decided to start blogging about my purchases here. Expect mostly bargains and sales item because who can resist?

Went to the pharmacy to buy a new facial cleanser that will do it's job in removing make up. As much as I love my Burt's Bees it just doesn't do its job well enough in removing my BB cream. More about that next time!

Was in the check out line when I spotted this:

Was $29.99 reduced to $5 and heck, I've been thinking of getting a round heat reminder brush so why not. It also comes with a shine spray.

Say hello to more blow drying and voluminous hair!

Hair Hair Hair

I finally bought myself a hair dryer months after moving out (no more sisters hair dryer to use). A new toy to play with plus the cold winter months leads to a new obsession.

This is going to sound so bimbo but I love blow drying my hair as it leaves my hair bouncy and tame compared to my hair that would otherwise look dry and unruly.

I am well aware of the damage that heat can do to your hair but I've never really bothered because I do not put my hair through that kind of stress often but now, it was time to get a heat protector! I've heard friends and read some reviews of people complaining that heat protectors leave a layer of weirdness on hair so I was trying to be careful and vary when purchasing my first heat protector. I've have a bad history of compulsively buying new/wrong products. One morning, I went to Priceline store and stared at the isle where hair care products are slowly browsing that the various brands and type of hair products. Had a hard time making up my mind and decided on Organix's Vanilla Silk Blow Dry Cream. Purchased it for ~$14 on offer.

Good news is that this doesn't leave any weird feeling on my hair and it smells absolutely divine (I'm a huge vanilla scent fan)! It's organic and it's vanilla- should be hard to go wrong with. My hair feels softer and more bouncy but I don't know if that's the work of the blow dryer or this product. Conclusion: I absolutely love this product for it's divine scent!!!

On another note:
Disguising a bad hair day
My options usually are:

1. Tie my hair up in a cute french braid.
Works all the time and gets lots of compliments!

2. Tie it up in a bun.
2.1. A messy bun
2.2. A top knot

3. Wear a hair band- I rarely do this because bad hair days and fat days seem to co-exist and hair bands are just too 'cute' to go with it if you know what I mean.

And of course, dry shampoo to the rescue to hide and signs of greasy hair. :)

The top knot

p.s. I just visited Organix's website and by the name of the shampoos (Cherry Blossom Ginseng, Grapefruit Mango Butter, Pomegranate Green Tea) I can just imagine how yummy it would smell! Must read up some reviews on this brand soon and purchase it the next time I need new shampoo!


Topshop vest and leggings, Promod jumper shorts. Forever 21 knitted hat.

Take a Look at Lookbook

Lookbook link's at the sidebar.
I just wanted to show you some looks that I really love and would definitely wear, if I were skinny enough.

Speaking of which, is it me or do fashion these days require even much more skinnier people to wear them? Sure I know that fashion always required skinny people, but trends this time around favor the really rail-thin kind. In contrast to voluptuous figures or the muscle-toned ones of a few years back, back when those looks were still relatively doable. Like we have to go back to the waif-like bodies of the past with all the body-con trends, and midriff bearing tops. and to the 80s inspired looks that really only the ultra thin can pull off.

Me, I really love these looks, but I've always felt myself as kinda stocky and nowhere near lean enough for it.

In any case, here's some inspiration for you.
Absolutely loved the looks I just posted.

New Flats

Finally bought a new pair of flats.
My old black one is a safety hazard as the soles are completely worn out! I'd be walking extra careful on smooth surfaces or risk falling flat on my face or butt.

T'was such a steal at only $5!

Was going to be boring and buy the brown flats but I decided to be just a little more bold and get this one instead in "Gunmetal".

Shop: Jay Jays

It's EOFYS! (End of Financial Year Sale)
You just gotta love it.

Look what I bought for $20 from Jay Jay's the other day.

Happy happy :)

Been looking around for a military jacket for awhile now and I struck gold while shopping one day. I initially had my eyes on another jacket that was on sale but while looking for it (they didn't have my size at the other store) I found this instead and just knew that I had to bring it home.

It's getting cold and I'm slumming it at home either in jammies or some unsightly long pants and and long sleeved top. How unglam...

Happily Never After.

Hello folks!

Weather has been getting colder here in Brisbane as we approach winter. No more bare legs and sleeveless tops; instead it's jackets and leggings all the way! I'm still quite excited at the prospect of winter. Although it'll be cold, I'm looking forward to layering clothes and experimenting with different styles that I wouldn't otherwise get to try back in hot, humid Malaysia.

Boots: Pay Less Shoes
Black stockings: DFO
Cropped jacket: Some bazaar held in Mist
Black shorts: (I don't remember where I got them! 0_o)
Sheer purple top: Valleygirl
Black spaghetti: Cotton On
Sparkly black scarf: Portmans

Boots: Pay Less Shoes
Cropped jacket: Some bazaar held in Mist
Stockings: DFO
Grey long sleeved top: Billabong
Ring: Hong Kong
Pendant: Bali

(Sorry about the plug point behind me, self-timer shots maa... =P)

Jeans: Zara
Boots: Stolen from sister who got it from Melbourne I think
Watch: D&G
Black off shoulder top: Ice
Scarf: Portmans
Ring: DFO
Bracelet & earrings: Diva

Aaand this is my sister's pirate outfit for a salsa event which looks more Litte Bo Beep gone badass. We had a good time laughing over how she did not really look piratey at all. She tried adding the fingerless lace gloves to give the outfit more of an edge. However, since she bought the outfit on e-bay, about 7 other girls turned up in the same outfit as her!! 0_o But judging from the pictures, I still think she looked the best in it. :D

That's all for now!


Hi folks! :)

You can now follow our daily outfits on Lookbook!

Here's the link to my Lookbook. Check out Andrea's and Melissa's Lookbooks as well.

Andrea's Lookbook

Melissa's Lookbook

Sometimes I feel that many of the photos on Lookbook get hyped not because the outfit is particularly inspiring or awesome, but because the model is really pretty or the photo is artistic. Nevertheless, Lookbook is still an amazing site for fashion inspiration or just to ogle at beautiful clothes and accesories and fantastic pictures!

Allo Allo

Firstly, thankyousomuch Jowee a.k.a the most awesome guest blogger ever!
You put us all to shame.

Anyways, here's one of my outfits that I wore ages ago.

This dress just inspires me to team it up with red. I wasn't feeling bold enough to wear it with my red tights so I wore it with a red scarf instead.

On another topic,
Meet Isabel Brodie, she turned 21 two days ago!
The point of this is to show off her make up. LOL.
I did most of the girls make up for our night out. I'm just self praising myself because this is my first attempt on applying make up on someone else. The birthday girl got special attention and I'm personally very proud of my masterpiece. Self praise. Didn't have much time to everything nicely as we were already running late. Youtube helped loads, will share with everyone the video I used.

That's all for today.


Am I totally misusing my Guestblogger privileges or what?

Do the new do.
Red hair!

I hart Nerds.

What fashion really is about, is just simply expressionism.
Its telling the world a story, its portraying an emotion . . .
Fashion is art, with a no greater canvas than yourself. Its not so much the clothes or the expensive price tags. Its found in something as simple as henna tattoos

or drawn on images on cheap white shoes.

Fashion is putting streaks in your hair, and home-made bracelets with your favorite emblem.

Sure we all want the fancy stuff, but the simplest things can be the most delicious. Like a cheeseburger or char koay teow in contrast with the Kobe and Wagyu's of the world.

Maybe that's why I love it so much.
I find inspiration in so many things in the world, but today, stepping away from my first post of the grunge, bedlam, Harlem arena. We talk nerdom.

It was Nerd day in Uni today.

Hee! Don't mind the socket.

I find the day called for the standard get-up - the pleated skirt, glasses, tie and white button-down shirt. But I threw on a vest from Dorothy Perkins, those self-drawn white shoes, and my favourite leather brown bag, and called it a day.

Thank our photographer Ea, for capturing the above pictures of me.
hee hee hee sorry Ea!

Get this, they were all candids. Imagine that! Me looking decent, without having to pose for a single one of them! What happened was simply Ea talking to me, me scratching my head wondering just how to pose without coming off retarded, and her asking me to smile.
That's how good she is.

But of course she also managed to take this.
Sigh model fail.

p.s. The tie is really dark green up close. I find mismatching your tones also one to look out for.
p.p.s yes, the get-up isn't that creative, the point really was making themes like 'nerd day' your own. Putting it into your context. In my case, the Jowee interpretation of nerdiness that works for me. Find your favourite styles and make it your own.


Gold lids, red lips

Today let's talk make-up.
This post assumes you already know the basics of make-up.

But first, as proof, here's what I look like without it.

Here's me with the look we're doing today.

Bangs swept away showing a high forehead. (Tyra calls it a fivehead) and those red lips I love.

As a side-note, I always hated my large forehead (and my eyes... and huge nose for that matter. Lol, no I'm not insecure.) Growing up, boys in particular gave me a hard time. They said I looked bald, and it always reminded me of aliens/martians/eggheads, also I think it makes my face look huge. That's why I always had bangs, even my hairdresser advocates bangs for me to cover my "huge forehead".

However, its regarded as "beautiful" in high fashion. So, taking a note from high-fashion in making the ugly beautiful, I try I try.

It's important that we all have well-shaped eyebrows, and a clean face to start with. Your face is your canvas, your paper, so before everything else, let it be moisturized, even-toned, and pimple-free. Facials are important and an integral part of grooming patterns, like getting your hair-cut.

For this look, I used:

1. The Body Shop brow definer
2. Kate "deep eyes" palette in shades of Bronze and Gold.
3. MAC powerpoint eyeliner (Crayon) in charcoal black
4.MAC zoom lash
5. Standard drugstore eyelash curler and the bodyshop eyelid brush
6. Stage lipstick 05 (Racy)

(I usually apply blushers and cheek tints, but I went without it because the goal today is one striking hue of red, and minimalist everything else. I also usually O-D on the eyeliner, but again, today I held it off.)

Let's get started!

After applying foundation, concealer (if necessary) and doing your brows...
hold up your palette, and use the light-gold section on the far right as the base.

Be sure to cover the entire lid, and additionally on the browbone. I also use it under my lids, and in the inner corner of my eyes. Basically the whole thing.
Next, use the bronze (the largest midsection portion) as a shading in the socket. All eyes have this socket, push your brush deep into the nook of your eye here. This creates depth or a "shadow".
In addition to the socket, I create a "V" at the ends of my eyes with the same Bronze shadowing. The "V" pulls the color together so that it does not look awkward (As if the shadowing is only at one part)

After that, we must highlight. So taking the silvery-gold portion of the palette (the smallest section), apply it in the middle of your lids, where you'd imagine your eyeballs to be, in that exact amount of an eyeball.

Then take the dark green and line your lids to the desired shape (as an eyeliner). And the dark brown for the under-eye.

I like to apply eyeliners under the eyelash because without, there seems to be a gap of un-applied liner between my lashes. So I do that. Its not scary trust me. You will not gouge out your eyes. Well, unless you're retarded.

Then curl your lashes, and apply mascara.

I like to curl my lashes at an angle, like so:
I do this because my lashes are a little retarded, I have to tilt the handle upwards after curling so that it curls more seamlessly and the curls don't look awkward. But, that's just my eyes.

Then my favourite part, slather on the red rouge!
I give my lips a dap with tissue paper because the red is a little too red for me sometimes. I dab once over, then another time. (twice)

after that, I slather on a gloss. Any gloss of your choice.

And after that, YOU'RE DONE!

Here are camwhore shots of the end result.

Remember, this is what I used to look like.

Here's now:

Thank you very much.

your favourite guestblogger.

p.s. I do not particularly like the first and last picture of my camwhore shots.