As you may already know, my life has been consumed by my 4-day working week so daily beauty blog posts are a thing of the past.  Hopefully, I can find the right balance soon to summon my inner energetic goddess and learn how to blog and work together like birds of a feather.  Meanwhile, I present to you a new series called Beauty Bites with short and sweet morsels of beauty goodness to tickle your fancy.  (Sorry, I have been reading Fifty Shades of Grey so the vocab has rubbed off on me…rubbed…oo-er! :P)

Rimmel eyeshadows, Rimmel Glam Eyes HD quads

Rimmel London Glam Eyes HD : Yes, they are very pretty to look at with their Union Jack patterns…as for practicality with those tiny triangles and shapes of eyeshadow, well…it’s like using an iPhone to type an 5000-word essay…it gets rather annoying especially if you have clumsy fingers which go everywhere!  (I don’t even know if this metaphor makes sense!  Yup, I have definitely been infected by the Fifty Shade Of Grey author, EL James!!  Read and you’ll get what I mean!)

Katniss braid

Katniss Braid : I read The Hunger Games trilogy and I got inspired to braid my hair because apparently Katniss wears a braid.  I was very much Team Peeta…until I watched the movie and realised that the Peeta actor has funny teeth so I was verging on Team Gale…but then I realised that in real life, he shacks up with Miley Cyrus… and need I say more?

Fishtail Braid :  Speaking of braids, the MBBE (Melbourne beauty bloggers) got shown how to do all types of braids at an Oscar Oscar Salon event in their Chadstone salon.  Hair belongs to Tina (who is leaving for Taiwan soon – noooo!!!), hands belong to one of Oscar Oscar’s many hair gurus, Jacky Chan, and the babelicious babe smiling in the background is Shizuka.  Go say hi and tell ’em I sent ya 😉

ghd Curls :  Still talking about hair, we were also shown how to curl hair using ghd straighteners.  Amy did my hair and we love camwhoring.

Illamasqua lipstick, Illamasqua purple nail polish, Illamasqua palette

Illamasqua Love :  These beauties arrived on my desk a few weeks ago and *swoon* – don’t they look amazing?  However, I am currently hating my eyes because my eyelash extensions are looking not-that-hot anymore so I am waiting till they all fall out before testing the Illamasqua Neutral Palette.  And the pinky nail on my swatching hand decided to commit suicide last night so will have to swatch later.  As for the lippies, yes, I found time to remove my ‘tache this morning so will be testing them out soon so keep your eyes peeled.

Kate Middleton’s Teal Dress :  My jaw dropped when I saw Kate wearing this gorgeous Jenny Packham dress.  It is stunning.  Absolutely stunning.  And look, she has braids too!  I think I have Braid Fever!!!!
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Me :  And just because I can, here is another photo of me; unedited might I add 😛  I have been using plenty of wonderful skincare products lately so I will share about them later.  Thanks to all those who have been supportive of my beauty blog and mucho apologies for being absent these days.  I promise I will try and get on track ASAP.

And do let me know what you think of Beauty Bites.  Is it something you like or do you prefer my old tried and tested format of beauty product reviews?

21 Comments on Beauty Bites Featuring Rimmel London, Oscar Oscar Salon, Illamasqua, Kate Middleton & Braids!

  1. Ashlynn
    23/05/2012 at 4:28 pm (6 years ago)

    I like this. Jam-packed entry with super cute products and lovely photos. Oh and may I say, you have to be the prettiest dentist I know. 😉

    • Ling
      23/05/2012 at 10:12 pm (6 years ago)

      @Ashlynn, *blush* You are always so kind to me xo

  2. Vita
    23/05/2012 at 10:21 pm (6 years ago)

    Oh the curls look so gorgeous on you Ling! You know I haven’t tried Illamasqua yet. What do you recommend I should try first?

    • Ling
      23/05/2012 at 10:23 pm (6 years ago)

      @Vita, Thanks Vita 🙂 And OMG, have you seen Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Nomad? I WANT THAT SO BAD!!!! Maybe you should get it so I can live vicariously through you 🙂

      • Vita
        23/05/2012 at 10:47 pm (6 years ago)

        Nail polish? Right, I’ll get onto it!

        • Ling
          02/06/2012 at 6:30 pm (6 years ago)

          @Vita, You are a nail polish queen! 🙂

  3. The made up maiden
    23/05/2012 at 10:30 pm (6 years ago)

    Awesome possum! You look fab in all these shots! Now, how do I go about applying to Melbourne Beauty Bloggers? It looks like fun! 😀

    • Ling
      02/06/2012 at 6:30 pm (6 years ago)

      @The made up maiden, Thanks babe! What do you mean apply? You are a Melbourne beauty blogger 😉 Congrats on your beautyheaven nominations 🙂

  4. Eden-Avalon
    24/05/2012 at 5:59 pm (6 years ago)

    LOOOOOOL! YOU WOULD HAVE SWITCHED TO TEAM GALE JUST BECAUSE OF PITA-BREAD’S TEETH?! uh…with that said. When I went to go see THG I also braided my hair, I was pretty pleased with the results. I think braids are coming back in a big way so it’s a nice trend to learn.

    • Ling
      02/06/2012 at 6:30 pm (6 years ago)

      @Eden-Avalon, Absolutely!!!! Braids are the best 🙂

  5. coco
    24/05/2012 at 8:56 pm (6 years ago)

    like the beauty bites series. it has a bit of everything. i’ll have to steal this idea when i have no time or running out of idea to blog.

    you look so glamorous with the curls. i have to try it when my hair is longer.

    • Ling
      02/06/2012 at 6:31 pm (6 years ago)

      @coco, Gosh, I’m tempted to do beauty bites all the way now LOL

  6. Rosemary
    25/05/2012 at 9:10 am (6 years ago)

    Definitely loving the beauty bites, short, sweet and jam packed with beauty bloggy goodness. Two very enthusiastic thumbs up. p.s. Love you with a braid! xx

    • Ling
      02/06/2012 at 6:31 pm (6 years ago)

      @Rosemary, Thanks gorgeous xx

  7. Zoe
    29/05/2012 at 12:00 pm (6 years ago)

    I haven’t read or seen The Hunger Games but your hair looks stunning in the Katniss Braid.

    I really do love that Jenny Packham dress.

    • Ling
      02/06/2012 at 6:32 pm (6 years ago)

      @Zoe, You will get hooked if you start reading the first book. And yeah, stunning dress!

  8. Milaseer
    31/05/2012 at 2:18 pm (6 years ago)

    I love Beauty Bites too, but i also love the conventional beauty reviews as well. I don’t think you have to stick to a specific format ALL the time – its totally fine to do this one day and another thing another day….we love you anyway! 😀

    • Ling
      02/06/2012 at 6:32 pm (6 years ago)

      @Milaseer, Aww, thanks *mwah*

  9. Margaret
    02/06/2012 at 5:42 pm (6 years ago)

    Oh my Kate’s dress is stunning, she’s stunning, too beautiful.
    I’m on Team Peeta, even if his teeth looked funny, and how did you even notice that?! I was too busy mesmerised by his charming good looks.

    • Ling
      02/06/2012 at 6:35 pm (6 years ago)

      @Margaret, LOL, I am weird and I look at guy’s teeth all the time LOL

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