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Friday, December 25, 2009

All I want for christmas is YOU!


All I've heard on the radio are Christmas songs since yesterday so here's my holiday post. Lots of pics, not much talking(as if) and hope you enjoy it!


Yesterday, I believe it was, I tried doing a BarbieLovesMAC look but I think it didn't turn out quite well. Only the lips I'm really proud of, but that didn't really have anything to do with me. It's MAC's Cremesheen Lipstick in Creme Cup which I'm loving a lot lately, it really turns up a bright pink on me. Review here.



And here are some pics I didn't intend to post up but did in the end.



On the following day, which is today, which is Christmas eve, we went to visit a relative at the hospital. So some camwhoring was done at the endoscopy waiting area although we didn't know anyone who was going for an endoscope. Lol.



It was a cozy corner with nice comfy cushions and a beautiful view of the night life(or should I say, traffic jam) in KL.





And my nails of the month, still holding up so far. I'm not sure if I should wear this to school in London.



And the following pics to make you laugh if you're feeling down today.


I did some winter clothing shopping at Zara and Mango which I haven't posted up. Maybe I will if I feel like it. =P




Merry Christmas everyone!! =3


Aly

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Lime Green and Purple Smokey Look

This is day 2 of my KL trip, I don't know why I'm numbering my days here, Lol. But anyways, I saw this look done on Seventeen magazine a while back so I went ahead and recreated it with my CS 88 Colour Palette.


Seriously loving my contacts, my 224 really came in handy with this look. Def gonna be using lots of colour this season so stay tuned for that. I really love colours but have been shunning them since my e/s block (like writers' block? hehe) but it's safe to say that I'm back now with colourful e/s for you guys to see.. Super excited. I've never thought of like lime green with purple but I did it anyways.



Has anyone noticed that my lashes is stick straight in every photo?? Lol. I've super stiff asian lashes that can never curl, it'd take 30 mins to get them nicely curled and 3 mins for them to go back to stick straight-ness, which explains my lack of use of mascaras.


This was the same lips as yeasterdays look. More looks tomorrow(actually today but I'll post tomorrow)...


Okay, I'm running out of captions, so let the pictures speak.



Didn't end up going out but I did bake Cheddar Cheese cake finally! Read more about this here which explains the last time I baked and used the wrong cheese. Hehe, I'm a cheese dummie although I like it a lot.

Thanks for reading, I'm planning to do rainbow eyes next but I'm not sure I can go out with it..

Aly

Day 1 in KL: MAC!!!



I didn't sleep the night before cuz for the first time (not really), I took a morning flight and I generally have a hard time waking up in the morning so I stayed up and did some makeup.





I used my Holiday pigments but I wasn't happy with how I did it cuz I didn't have an eye base so I had a lot of fallout, but anyways, I'm really in love with the Honey Wing series this is their blue lenses and it's fantastic. Even with my dark brown eyes, these lenses just makes them blue. True blue. Love them too death.



I'm not gonna post up what I used cuz I'm lazy (sorry!) and it's 5 in the morning so I really gotta sleep soon but if you have any questions, you know what to do.



I used Nude Delight, a lipstick by Rimmel with some MAC Creme D'Nude lipstick and some Boy Bait Cremesheen (MAC) over it.




So I'm in KL again and you know what that means, lots of mosquitoes, lots of green and lots of shopping trips. And below is some of the greeness. Lol.





And here's a bag tag I got from Room. It costed me RM9.90 (approx USD 2) and it's super cute they have all kinds of colours with different words on them like, "Hands Off!" and "Not Yours!".



And along with that, I paid yet ANOTHER visit to MAC and this time I had to get a brush roll, cuz how else are my babies gonna go to London with me??! Haha, anyways, the brush roll was RM 185(!!! approx. USD 37) and I also got the 224 brush which is just a fluffy crease brush for RM 125 (approx. USD 25)



this brush is from BERNY =) THANKS SO VERYVERY MUCH DAH-LING! I did not type that but hey, thanks to bernie!! I got this brush for my birthday (which is coming up real soon) and I'm super happy bout that, you'll see my next look which was made happen by this brush. I love it a lot and I think if you're having trouble blending or things are just not working out then this brush will totally help cuz blending is key.




And so on to my new brush roll, yay! It has like a Velcro tape to fasten the belt and the end of the belt there's the word MAC which just makes it look so classy, I know I could just buy some random brush roll from a drugstore which would have saved a tonne of momney but I'm really in love with MAC so I just couldn't resist getting more from MAC.




And here's it before being filled with brushes.



Here's the inside, there's a zipped pocket on the right but the left is just a compartment with no zip. There's also a flap in the middle to cover the bristles of the brushes, all the better to protect my fragile babies.


And by the looks of this brush roll at MAC, I asked the guy what if I couldn't get all my brushes in and he was totally snotty saying it's more than enough (gosh, what is it with snobby MAC sales people!?) and I totally proved him wrong.


Look! My kabuki (#182) had no where to go and a bunch of my drugstore brushes had to settle for the pocket where they were hidden and soon to be forgotten. I don't think I can stick with just 1 brush roll once I get more face brushes cuz I definitely am gonna get more. *yawns I'm super tired right now from all the YT video watching, and no, I've not given up on my video-making, it's just postponed, a lot, but it'll come along.





















And finally, here's it rolled up with all my babies inside(well not all technically) and thanks for reading, my next post will be on this super dramatic lime green, purple look so stay tuned and leave me some pretty comments! Happy Tuesdays everyone!

PS: And just when I'm getting the hang of this new editor, I can't seem to make the last paragraph stay below the pic. Sorry! Fixed it! =3

Aly

Friday, December 18, 2009

Tag: Beauty Facts

I was tagged by the ever lovely, Kasia, who has a new theme for her blog which I forgot to mention how girly it looked now, anyways, on to the tag, I wasn't sure exactly what to write about but I'm just gonna talk about some recent revelations I've made from all my You tube Video watching (cuz I'm still struggling) and I hope you enjoy this!

1. Drink lots of water.

I do think I'm the wrong person to say this as I hate drinking plain water and people always go, bla bla bla drink water it's good for you and stuff like that but I have really bad skin like I'd break out all the time and it's frustrating and from some YT videos I've learnt that drinking water purges toxins and if you don't drink enough, obviously the toxins will come out from somewhere and the easiest way would be from the pores on your face so drinking water is very important!

2. Sun Protection.

I started using sun protection for my face since a young age not because I like putting a load of gunk on my face (in fact I hate that) but because if you notice older women tend to have these spots on their faces and their arms and that's irreversible so if you don't want to look like that then you've gotta have a layer of sunblock or anything to protect your face. I like using the Biore Perfect Face Milk SPF50+++ cuz it's not greasy, it's dries like a powdery matte so my skin feels light.

3. Moisturize Day and Night.

Before this, like I said, my skin was just oily all the time and it broke out everywhere partly because I didn't moisturize it. You'd think that oily skin doesn't need anymore moisture but the fact is there's a big difference between moisture and oil. The less you moisturize, the more oil is produced by the skin to replace that, except too much of this oil will just clog up the pores so it's best to moisturize all the time so your skin doesn't over-produce oil. Now I rarely get oily, maybe slightly but it's manageable.

4. Eye cream as a highlighter.

A trick I've learnt recently is to use a little eye cream between the under eyes and the cheekbones so that area glistens which kinda makes the face look more highlighted and glowy.

5. Lip concealer for pigmented lips.

I have dark, pigmented lips so most lipsticks, especially sheer type ones don't really show up on me or they just turn an icky shade of purple so what I'd do is use a lip concealer or dab some foundation over my lips before lipstick or gloss so the color shows up better. A good lip concealer would be Lip Erase by MAC which was limited from the DSquared2 collection but it's a permanent at MAC Pro stores.

6. Highlight under brow bones.

I like to use Ricepaper by MAC cuz it's almost nude on me but slightly frostier. If you're an NC 25-30 like me then this is perfect or if you like matte shadows then Blanc Type is a good e/s also by MAC to try out. Even if I'm gonna leave the house without a shed of makeup (rarely nowadays), I'd still put on some highlight cuz I think it really makes a difference.

7. Bronzing powder for a good glow.

Tanning is bad for your skin but I do think that using a little bronzer around the right areas can give you the same glow from tanning minus the negative effects of tanning. I like using MAC Bronzing Powder in Golden to contour my cheekbones and under certain lights, it makes me look kinda tanned.

8. Fixing spray for lasting makeup.

Another recent revelation of mine is that by using a fixing spray such as the MAC Fix+ Spray or Evian Facial Mist, you can aboid having to touch up your makeup throughout the day and energize your skin as well to prepare your face for a long day.

9. Vaseline for everything.

I love Vaseline on my lips so they stay supple throughout the day. I religiously use it at night but not so much during the day. I think it's very multipurpose, you can use it basically anywhere to smoothen rough patches on your skin or just to moisturize.

10. Vitamiin E or acne and scars.

Another revelation of mine is that Vitamin E can spot treat pimples or scars so stock up on almonds cuz they have a high content of vitamin E or you can easily go to the pharmacy and get some pure vitamin E.

I hope this helps some of you and thank you Kasia for tagging me!

I tag Linh, AmyNaree, Tamara, Livia and anyone else who wants to do this. I'd love to read beauty facts from all you beauty bloggers out there so don't be shy ;)

Aly

Thursday, December 17, 2009

A Relaxing Stay at Rasa Sayang Resort *very pic heavy



Day 1:

Both pics are of the view from the balcony, isn't it so beautiful?



On the way out to dinner, on foot.



Italian obviously, from my post a very long time ago, you'll know that I do NOT fancy Italian food. It's just so cheesy that it's tasteless. (Sorry to the Italian food fans!)





A beautiful restaurant but it was empty when we went cuz it was drizzling outside and the thing about people living in Penang is their laziness to eat out or even go out when it's raining.



Refreshing OJ. I do suspect that they added sugar to this one. =(


Bruschetta. The only thing Italian I'm in love with.


Magarita Pizza or Pizza Magarita? Anyways, this is the cheesy disaster that ruined my liking for anything Italian. The first bite is delicious but as you go on, it kinda gets boring.


On the way back, on foot.


At the hallway some part in the huge resort. That red thing looks really suspicious. It had a hole in it but there was nothing inside. I think it's for decorative purposes?


A beautiful display(probably used in the mornings) of teacups.



Christmas tree #1. Look at the prezzies! So tempted to...



Comfy cushions. The resort is themed woody.



Love the chandeliers.



Guess what this is? It's not a crystal ball. It's a thing used mostly for plants. It's actually like a speck of sand but when you soak it in water, it evolves into a squishy ball to supply water to plants. I love these things, I found it in one of the plant pots.



I love the colour combination for the cushions. Red and orange. Wonder what it looks like on the eyes.



Weird boat looking thing. Someone suspected that each stick-like thingy represents an element. No idea how that came up.



Even the wet floor sign is wooden.



Birds of paradise.



Weeping willows?



A pretty shot of one of the MANY swimming pools at the resort.



Relaxing pool-side chairs. Shaded with a roof made out of dried leaves?



A replica of the resort's building roof in the form of a lamp. So cute!



Weeping willows #2. With cool lighting.



Swimming pool #2.



Cool bean-shaped chair. So adorable.



Weird wall decoration in the shape of beetles? Reminds me of The Mummy Returns. Eek.



Christmas tree #2.



More comfy cushions. These are really comfortable cuz the cushion is really thick. You literally sink into the seat.



Christmas-y plant?

Went to bed after that.


Day 2: In the room toilet.


THINNER weighing machine?



Cotton pads? Do they really supply those in hotel rooms?



Hair bands?!?!?! Seriously, this is just weird!!

And branded soap? I really feel 5-star!

The view at 6pm out the balcony.

An FOTD: Was going for retro glam but I didn't have much time.





Oh and that was Ravishing Lipstick from MAC. Top off with MAC Dazzleglass in Soft Dazzle.





That is Hard Rock Hotel, a hotel I really wanna stay in, it's really modern and has a very hollwyood feel to the place. We didn't go there but we had lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe before going home. More pics inside.








And I end this post with this rainbow caused by a leaky pipe. I call this a miracle.

PS: Rasa Sayang is a 5-star Resort.
PSS: Some sentences are underlined cuz I'm still having a hard time with the editor. X3


Aly