Wedding Bells Outfit Of The Day & Make-Up

Last weekend, my friends J and J got married.  Mrs J looked stunning.  I had a fantastic time and was pleasantly surprised to see that they had used our personalised wedding vows for their vows!  Word for word!!  I had tissues ready but I didn’t cry.  And the reception food was good and I got tipsy after drinking a glass of white wine!

Prior to the wedding, Mrs J had asked me for some beauty advice and my best tip was to get flawless skin – which is not an easy feat!!  For my wedding, I prepped my skin 7 days before the wedding with Babor Express Relief Fluid – and my skin was glowing.  I also recommended Bioeffect EGF Serum and Alpha-H products leading up to the wedding…  Turns out Mrs J’s skin broke out from using Bioeffect…and she ordered a stack of Alpha-H but never got round to using it – but Babor saved the day!!  (I felt awful that Mrs J’s skin broke out from using Bioeffect…but my skin loves it!  I started using it again 4 days before the wedding on Saturday and sure enough, my skin plumped out and had that lovely glow…and in fact, I’m still using it this week because I can’t get enough of it.)

OOTD : Outfit Of The Day

My Husband and I had a last minute panic attack on Friday night.  Both of us have put on a lot of weight since getting married last year so he couldn’t fit into his suit and threatened to wear jeans!  But in the end, he found a semi-formal pair of trousers (or pants, like the Aussies call them) and a shirt.  I thought he looked like a bus driver!

For my outfit, I wore a red one-shouldered dress from Review.  I bought it last year when I was much skinnier…thank God I managed to squeeze into it.  I had to suck my belly in the whole day!!!  And I wore my nude patent peeptoes from Tony Bianco.

FOTD : Face Of The Day

For my hair and make-up, I used a LOT of products :

Washed with muk products* the night before.  Created volume with VS Sassoon Big Hair Root Boost* and straightened with ghd’s and smoothed tips with Organix Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil*.



  • Urban Decay Primer Potion Greed* – Primes oily eyelids and adds that extra shimmer under eyeshadows
  • FACE OF AUSTRALIA Colour Max Eyeshadow Palette Gold Mine* – Used matte brown shade for brows.
  • Mirenesse Pearl Crush Creaseless Shadows in Conch Pearls* – A subtle gunmetal grey smokey eye
  • Kiss Me Heroine Make Smooth Liquid Eyeliner – My first time using this and I was so disappointed because the 0.1mm tip is too fine and hard to control!  But I will learn to master it!
  • Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara* – Rose-scented mascara which lengthens.  Love! (Full review)
  • Note : I forgot to conceal my dark circles under eyes!  FAIL!


  • Elizabeth Arden Advanced Lip-Fix Cream – Been using this as a lip primer…but undecided about how I feel about it.  I purchased it at a fab price and free shipping from here but it took 4 weeks to deliver though…)
  • Savvy by DB Lip Liner Poppy – I ALWAYS line my lips and shade it in if I wear red lippy.  ALWAYS!
  • CoverGirl TruShine Lipstick in 500 Cranberry – One of my favourite reds…but it’s discontinued!!  WHY?!!
  • Urban Decay Pocket Rocket Lip Gloss in Eric* – LOVE!  (Full review and swatch)

(Products marked with * were not purchased by me.  I either got sent it for editorial consideration or I got it in a goody bag.)

This blog post is dedicated to the newlyweds and I wish them a loving life-long marriage full of joy, laughter, love and babies!

What did you wear to the last wedding you attended?

Hair Products I Have Been Using Lately

It’s Hair Week on The Best Beauty Blog and today I’m going to tell you about the hair products I have been using lately.  But before I do that, let me tell you a bit about my hair…  I like to put my hair through chemical hell as I had my hair permanently straightened in January and I had it coloured with red tips a few months ago.  I wash and blowdry my hair every night and it’s a habit I cannot break.  I thought my hair would be completely damaged but surprisingly, the hairstylist I saw recently and mentioned yesterday, said I had strong and healthy hair and it’s probably because I am using some awesome hair products.  Allow me to introduce you to them…

1.  Organix Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Collection

The collection comprises of Shampoo, Conditioner, Renewing Treatment and Penetrating Oil, which features fair trade argan oil, which nourishes and strengthens hair and it smells FAB!  The Shampoo and Conditioner are free of sulfates, phosphates and parabens – which was great at not stripping the red from my hair and moisturised well except the hair ends which had its tangled moments.  But the ends fared better when I used the Renewing Treatment as a weekly treat for my hair.  For me, the star product of the collection has to be the Penetrating Oil – it is weightless and my hair soaks it up like a sponge.  My hair feels so much softer and looks shinier when I use this.  There is silicone in the ingredients list so I don’t use it every day but maybe 2-3 times a week.

2.  Schwarzkopf Extra Care Nutri Protect Collection

Schwarzkopf is a well-known hair brand which is known for its affordable products.  The Extra Care Nutri Protect collection here features Shampoo, Conditioner and Leave-In Conditioner and is packaged in pink – my favourite colour!  This range targets dry, stressed hair with its liquid keratin formula – which is perfect for me, my hair and I!  Smells good, washes well and detangles.  The Leave-In Conditioner tends to be neglected though as my hair is happy with simply using the Conditioner – but I foresee that I will be using it a lot more often when Summer comes.  I’ll just spritz some on my hair and chill out in the sun!

3.  muk intense muk Repair Collection

If you fancy treating your locks to extra TLC, then I would highly recommend muk.  It’s my first time trying out muk products, and I am mightily impressed with how my hair feels every time I use their Shampoo and Conditioner.  I save the Repair Treatment as a bi-monthly treat where I coat my hair with it and wrap it up in a towel and let it work wonders.  My hair looks like I’ve just stepped out of a salon!!!

4.  Pantene Aqua Light

It’s lightweight and makes hair go SWISSHY!!!  Find out more tomorrow…  *cue mystery music*

What hair products have you been using lately?  And have you entered the Herbal Essences Giveaway yet?