FOTD, beauty blogger, Asian girl, make-up

Without disclosing personal stuff*, I have been feeling a bit down lately… One of the reasons was the fact that my neck decided to give up on me and not function for 3-4 days.  I was on a lot of painkillers!  (I despise being so dependent on pills!!!)  Anyway, my neck is still not 100% and I am still undergoing treatment for it but on Monday, I could finally move it again and that’s when I managed to put on a real smile, apply some make-up and do a fun video.

Seeing as I got over 50 likes on Instagram (thanks peeps!) and I got inundated with requests (okay, there were only 2!) about my lippie shade on the make-up look I wore for my Big Hair Styler 1000 video, I thought it would be cool to name my look Sweet Tart and do a beauty breakdown of the products I used.


Base :  Shu Uemura Tsuya Skin UV Under Base Youthful Radiance Mousse – peachy radiant base
Foundation :  Shu Uemura Face Architech Smoothing Fluid Foundation – my all-time favourite foundation { review }
Blusher :  Natio Mineral Blush – nice glow


Primer :  Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer – the best of the best!
Eyeshadows :  Mirenesse Pearl Crush Creaseless Shadows – lovely pigments
Eyeliner :  Physicians Formula Brown Eyeliner – smudge-proof and great for waterline
Lashes :  Katy Perry Oh Honey { see full range here } – fluttery lashes galore


1st Layer :  Revlon Lip Butter in Sweet Tart { swatched here }
2nd Layer :  Mirenesse Lip Bomb #5 – a pale pink lip lacquer
3rd Layer :  Mirenesse Lip Bomb #1 – a cherry red lip lacquer

Yes, a tri-colour lippy blend!!!

Loved the results and will be wearing this make-up look out again for sure 🙂  Anyway, thanks for reading and putting up with my endless rambling.  In 9 days, this blog turns 2 years old!  I can’t quite believe it because I feel like I have been beauty blogging forever.  LOL.

Did you like my Sweet Tart FOTD?  Have you used any of the products I have listed?  

*I think a lot of people are turned off by the amount and depth of personal sharing I do on this beauty blog so from now on, I will try and refrain from blogging about deeply personal stuff and keep it lighter…but I will still add my wee personal touches so dontcha worry!

24 Comments on FOTD : Sweet Tart Beauty Breakdown

  1. amorette
    11/10/2012 at 9:28 am (5 years ago)

    hey ling! i love your personal thoughts! please do overshare with deeply personal stuff!!

    i hate how all semi-professional beauty bloggers out there are so political correct all the time… but that’s not what a blog’s for! if you want political correctness, read the financial times, not blogs – my view.

    i understand that they do not want to put off their sponsors/pr people, and i will understand if that is the reason why you would rather not share personal things, however.

    thanks for all your tmi, anyhow!!

    • Ling
      11/10/2012 at 9:33 pm (5 years ago)

      @amorette, Oh you are so sweet! Thanks!!! I was worried that I was coming across as totally un-professional! And then when I did overshare the other day (with the thrush story), 2 readers unsubscribed from my blog and I got kinda upset thinking that they had enough of me and my TMI…. Do you think I should keep being myself or tone down a bit?

      • amorette
        12/10/2012 at 10:23 am (5 years ago)

        @Ling, two people unsubscribed?? that’s pretty shocking. they may have unsubscribed though because they had too many subscriptions and tried to spring clean their feeds?

        also, i totally forgot to wish you well – duh! i’m socially awkward like that >< have you ever tried a chiropractor for your neck? a year ago i was interviewing one, actually. admittedly, while i was researching some background info, i saw that there was no real empirical evidence in chiro's favour – anecdotal evidence only. BUT if your osteopath couldn't help you, it may be worth a shot?

        • Ling
          16/10/2012 at 10:45 pm (5 years ago)

          @amorette, Yeah, I shouldn’t be so sensitive 😛

          And thanks for the suggestions – I have tried EVERYTHING under the sun – chiropractor, acupuncture, cupping, Chinese meds, massage therapy, physiotherapy…and now, osteotherapy…I am just falling apart LOL

  2. Tegan @ Tegania's Thoughts
    11/10/2012 at 12:13 pm (5 years ago)

    I will cry if we lose the real Ling on here, the reason that I still read your blog every time despite being stupidly busy is because I love how hilarious you are and how much you overshare! please never stop!

  3. Paris B
    11/10/2012 at 1:21 pm (5 years ago)

    My neck refused to function a couple of weeks back. I went for a really deep tissue massage that was painful but 2 days later I was right as rain and I can now turn my head left and right again. It beats painkillers so see if you can get it done where you are 🙂 Oh and write however you are comfortable with writing. Its what your readers come for 🙂

    • Ling
      11/10/2012 at 9:40 pm (5 years ago)

      @Paris B, Oh Paris, if only my neck would behave better like yours. I went to see an Osteopath and she went DEEP and my neck still would not behave!!! Apparently, it’s related to a car accident I had when I was 18 and it will haunt me forever. Le sigh!!! Did you have to walk around with robotic movements too?? LOL…it’s actually kinda funny watching someone walking around with a stiff neck..but not so funny when the neck belongs to you!!! 😛

      And about the writing thing…really? I am most comfortable when I ramble on about myself and share something and then I talk about the product and have a story. I mean, I know you write a thesis too on your blog but at least your stories are relevant. Mine are here, there and everywhere! I need to learn from you more 😉

  4. Omega
    11/10/2012 at 3:50 pm (5 years ago)

    Pfft, I like hearing about your life, whoever complains needs to put a sock in it..

    I love the Mirenesse gloss, one of the best ones out there I think. Your FOTD is lovely 🙂

    • Ling
      11/10/2012 at 9:42 pm (5 years ago)

      @Omega, Aww Omega, thanks! You’re so funny!!!

      And yeah, those Mirenesse Lip Bombs are the BOMB!!!! 🙂

  5. Chloe
    11/10/2012 at 4:34 pm (5 years ago)

    what a lovely FOTD c:
    personally, i think you have a great and quirky personality and that really shines through in all your posts, don’t change that ever!

    • Ling
      11/10/2012 at 9:43 pm (5 years ago)

      @Chloe, Ahhhh Chloe – you are SOOOOO cool! Thank you so much for your words of encouragement and I love being called quirky! YAY!!!!!!

      P.S. I love your name and wanted to call my future daughter Chloe and I also wanted to buy a Chloe handbag too. #random

  6. gio
    11/10/2012 at 4:49 pm (5 years ago)

    What a beautiful look, love the lip colour!

    I hope your neck will get better soon!

    • Ling
      11/10/2012 at 9:44 pm (5 years ago)

      @gio, Thanks lovely!!! And yeah, I’m off to see my Osteopath again tomorrow so hopefully, she will sort it out once and for all! xxx

  7. Saumya
    11/10/2012 at 7:47 pm (5 years ago)

    I love love love this FOTD, n as I also mentioned on instagram u look stunning in this FOTD , n girl u r too good at mixing …. I also loved the shades of grey mixup 🙂

    • Ling
      11/10/2012 at 9:45 pm (5 years ago)

      @Saumya, Oh Saumya, you are too kind to me ALL THE TIME!!!! I have recently discovered mixing and it is SOOOO much fun!!!

  8. Saumya
    11/10/2012 at 7:48 pm (5 years ago)

    Oops amongst all the praises I forgot, sorry , hope u get better soon n take care, btw I love reading all your posts 🙂 u have a different element on the blog n I like it that way ,..:)

  9. E-von
    13/10/2012 at 1:04 am (5 years ago)

    Hope your neck is feeling better my dear! And you are an amazing person, don’t let a few unsubbies ruin your day. Those who stick around love to hear the real you.

    I always overshare with my friends, so that is how I would write on my blog too. You make me laugh out so loud in front of the computer, my hubby always wonders what mischief I’m up to. lol!

    • Ling
      16/10/2012 at 10:45 pm (5 years ago)

      @E-von, Thanks E-von, you are a sweetheart and wish I could meet you in real life 🙂

  10. champs
    23/10/2012 at 11:43 pm (5 years ago)

    I’ve never triple layered lippie, but i’ve doubled with Revlon Lip Butter and love the ‘buttery’ texture and the soft colours.. thanx for the idea 🙂

    • Ling
      24/10/2012 at 5:01 pm (5 years ago)

      @champs, Ah yes, triple layered lippie is too cool 🙂

  11. sammi
    25/10/2012 at 1:34 pm (5 years ago)

    revlon lip butter = total total necessity!

    • Ling
      25/10/2012 at 11:24 pm (5 years ago)

      @sammi, You said it 🙂