Currently suffering from MAJOR work-related stress. Wish I could rant it out but I can’t. Stressing only gives you wrinkles so I need to stop that ASAP! But meanwhile, may I be excused? Will definitely try and get my blogging mojo back soon. Le sighs.
And if you’re wondering… I’m wearing Revlon Photoready BB Cream (love) topped with L’Oreal Paris Nude Magique BB Powder (so in love!!!) with L’Oreal Paris Nude Magique BB Blush on cheeks (ANOTHER love!) and Sisley L33 Rouge Passion Hydrating Lipstick whilst testing out the Karen Walker Bunny sunnies I won as part of being a Clinique It Girl. I’m not sure if I like the Bunny sunglasses or not… You can call me an ungrateful bi-atch, but look at me – the sunglasses are very Gaga-ish and enhances the fact that I have a flat Asian nozzle with no nose bridge. Gah!!!
Anyway, please send me happy, positive vibes whilst I am in wrinkle-inducing stress mode! Thanks! Love y’all xxx
P.S. Will cheer myself up later today with a trip to Priceline who are currently doing 40% off cosmetics – woop woop!!! AND Asos.com is doing 20% off too!! Promo code TWOUP! You’re welcome
We are back from our road trip to Canberra AND Sydney – which was a short and sweet surprise visit for food! And we had a crazy fun time together! We also joined in on the Hadouken craze which is going to be the new “planking” so be prepared to see lots of photos like this from everyone!
If you didn’t already know (through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram), I found out on Monday that I am a Clinique It Girl!!! (That was the BEST cure for Monday-itis, I tell ya!) YAY!!! There are 2 of us and the other girl is called Danielle and she seems lovely too.
I don’t want to sound like a broken record which repeats itself over and over again, but again, I just want to say from the bottom of my heart, a BIG thank you to all the lovely people who took their time to vote for me. And BIGGER thanks to all those who voted multiple times!!! I definitely could not have done it without your support!
Here’s the video which helped me win the competition with BLOOPERS!!! Yes, I am seriously such a DORK!!! And in case it isn’t obvious, I had no script and no idea what would happen behind the camera. I usually just go with the flow…
A lot of people have been asking me what I win and I’m not ENTIRELY sure yet but I will update this post when I find out. But the main reason why I entered the Clinique It Girl competition is because it would be an amazing honour to represent such a fantastic brand through blogging and vlogging - as you already know, that is what I love doing in my free time as I have no social life!!! :P
That was my ever-so-witty title and play on words for “Update”. Yes, dear readers, although I have a few drafts dying to go live, I thought I would give you a brief update on the 3 things that little old beauty blogger me got up to recently in the beauty blogging world :-
Apologies for the lack of blog posts this week and I will get the photos and swatches of L’Oreal Caresse Shine glosses up by the end of this week – but I have been busy working on a new design for the blog. Let me know what you think of the colour scheme. And I have also been using up my creative juices for *something potentially special* – will let you know if it develops into *something special*.
If you’re wondering about the lippy shade I am wearing – it is Juicy Red Lips in this video – basically Rimmel London’s Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick #10 plus Natio Rich Colour Creme Gloss in Alive.
Anyway, regardless of whether you’re single / attached / in a complicated relationship, I hope you have a LOVELY day whatever you get up to this Valentine’s Day. I have already got my Husband’s V-Day pressie sorted – I am going to SMS him with a picture of me in sexy lingerie with cleavage out and in a slutty “Come hither” pose…right about..now! Sexting – it’s fun! LOL!
Hello Friday! Hello February 2013! And hello to all my lovely readers – if you are still there As you all know, I went on an extended beauty blog break due to health issues and I just want to let you all know that I am definitely in a better place than I was a few weeks ago. Some days are harder than others but I am trying not to dwell on the past. Thanks for showering me with all the lovely messages – I know who my real readers / blog friends / online friends are – see the list of names in my previous post. Anyway, do you want to know what I got up to during my beauty blog break? Yes, I went to Hong Kong but I did a lot of other things too! If you don’t want to know, click away but if you do, here are 30 things that happened during my beauty blog break :-
On the way to Hong Kong with my Mum and Sister
01. My Sister and I went nuts at the beauty counters at the Duty Free bit in Sydney airport.
02. Basically, we slathered on every expensive lotion and potion we could find! The Sales Assistants at Duty Free are so not-in-your-face and we could browse freely at La Mer, Chanel, La Prairie, etc.
03. I bought 2 YSL coral cream blushes – one for me, one for my Sis.
04. We vowed never to fly Virgin Atlantic again.
05. The Virgin Atlantic flight attendants for our SYD-HK flight were DAMN RUDE and one of them rolled her eyes at my Sis when she asked for another packet of pretzels.
06. The second packets of pretzels were for me because I was DAMN HUNGRY and there were only 5 mini pretzels in the packet anyway!
07. I had sticky feet during the flight because another flight attendant dropped a glass of sticky shizz all over my fake Croc thongs (yes, I travel in style huh?)
08. I can handle bitchy flight attendants but I cannot handle sitting in a 9 hour flight with a TV screen which was situated not in front of me…but diagonal to me!!! WTF? We were a row of 3 sitting behind a row of 4, hence awkward TV screen placement!
09. And to top it off, the kid sitting behind me repeatedly kicked my seat and slammed his food tray back and forth. I swear it was worse than turbulence itself!
10. I gave the kid’s father the evil eye but he ignored me just like he ignored his kid. I should have grown some balls and said something. Alas, no balls grew. Anyone got a Guide To Growing Balls to lend me?
I can feel it in my bones – 2013 will be my year…AND YOURS TOO!
Happy 2013 to all of you beautiful peeps out there! I want to thank all the lovely ladies* who took their time to send me lovely encouraging messages from blog comments to Tweets to Facebook messages to emails to SMS to Whatsapps in regards to my previous post. They genuinely helped put a big smile on my face.
As for my progress, I am getting there…but it still hurts. To be honest, I over-estimated my healing abilities because I thought I would be back to my regular beauty blogging self, but I won’t lie. I am not ready yet. Tomorrow marks the 3rd week since our loss. I just feel like I can’t beauty blog and talk passionately about beauty products when my heart is elsewhere at the moment.
And yep, you guessed it, I still have the hairiest upper lip!!! And I have been wearing the daggiest clothes sans makeup!!!
But I did paint my nails the other day (OPI Passion as seen in photo) so I’ll get there eventually!
I won’t apologise for extending my blog break because I need it to heal emotionally. It’s amazing how much healing occurs when you spend time with loved ones and doing things you love. My Mum has been cooking all my favourite foods including sweet and sour pork!! Woohoo! I am also going to get her to teach me to carve a carrot into a rose (see photo).
I’m going to Hong Kong next week and yay, I’ll get to see my Dad there. Retail and food therapy, I’m comin’!!!!
Be back soon *pinky promise*
*Thank you all you lovely ladies who wrote me messages <3 <3 (I promise this list will be updated every time I get a new message, but if I forgot to pop down your name, please forgive me) :
Norlin, Ling 2, Shameless Quirks, Evelyn, Paris B, Tine, Shivani, Rin, Sydney Shop Girl, The Made Up Maiden, Narelle Rock, Sarah, Shellie, Plue, Vita, Di, kerker, Dempeaux, Lilit, coco, Saera, Wendy, Anna M, Rachel, Rachel, Megan, Miss Kitty, Ashlynn, Libby, Helen, Kay, Nadia, Rachel, Dayani, Annabella, beetrice, Emmabovary, Emily Quak, Rebecca Chan, @Sweetaholic, @CLovevintage, @theladida, @chloeblue2005, @ThruBeautyEyes, @ashashake, @kitjoegia, @CrashingRed, @keepingupwitht, @SeducedByBeauti, @MissMizchelle, @audra_james, @bloss59, @Gloss_Queen, @jadegrrrl, @reeseatomic, @thecatspjsblog, @wendiie_x, @IshahxBeauty @RosemarySlade, Kristine Simmonds, Melissa O’Brien, Diana, HL - the only guy thus far , Ben Mayor – the only PR thus far , @NivaJean, Kimmi, E-von, Mandy, Yann, Joline Melina, Rinnah, M&L, Catherine aka Khatsii, Cynthia, Tabitha, Marnie, Katie Tang, @Makeupandcoffee, @_MissLexi, @melludee_x, Gilly, @Aysh_tmb, Julie, Alfie and of course, my close family and friends who already know who they are.