Welcome to another edition of Beauty Bites which is basically snippets of my beauty-filled life mixed in with a splodge of Instagram – you better be stalking me @Xyling!
1. I Heart Peplum!
I have a thing for red dresses so I was super duper happy to find a red peplum dress in the Forever New sales section – only $30!! Don’t be deceived by the photo. It’s a super slimming magic mirror. In real life, I look like a sausage but I will starve myself tonight to fit into the dress for tomorrow 😛 “What’s on tomorrow?”, you ask – see the next picture!!!
2. Beauty Directory Star Awards 2012
I am super excited because tonight, I am flying to Sydney with Norlin from Baubles, Bubbles & Bags to attend the Beauty Directory Star Awards 2012 tomorrow morning. Last year I got shortlisted for the Best Beauty Video category but didn’t attend, so when I got invited this year, I was like, I MUST GO! I have no idea whether I am shortlisted for an award but I have my fingers, toes and eyes crossed 🙂
3. Nutra Nail Gel Perfect is a #NailFail!
So I tried this DIY gel mani and the instructions were simple enough…but I somehow ended up with a messy streaky non-shiny finish and the photo above is after TWO attempts! The Champagne colour didn’t particularly suit my yellow Asian skin tone either so I gave up. Sorry Nutra Nail, it’s not you, it’s me 🙁
4. Face Mask In A Cup & I am Ling the Thing!
I was testing out a Face Mask In A Cup (which I think is genius for pamper nights in with the girls!) which is clay-based. I got peckish whilst waiting for the clay to dry and found that I could barely open my mouth to eat a cookie…until I forced my mouth open and the clay mask started to crack and I started resembling Thing from Fantastic Four. The resemblance is uncanny, huh?! Anyway, my skin feels great and replenished.
I’m always suffering from #BeautyBloggerProblems. It might be Mo-vember but even the tiniest bit of ‘tache can show up on my lipstick swatches for my Lip Stalker blog. And don’t get me started on having a full-time job which zaps the energy and the sunlight out of beauty bloggers!! I tried taking some foundation pics under artificial lighting…and surprise, surprise – it looks artificial!!! If anyone has any recommendations of affordable artificial lights suitable for beauty bloggers, PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!!
If you made it this far, thanks for reading! New blog post in 2 days 🙂 Meanwhile, feel free to stalk me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!