Thursday, 3 September 2015

Rave Review: Catrice Defining Blush in 080 Sunrose Avenue!

Sunrose Avenue we go! Those who have read my blush reviews may know that I've reviewed quite a few of the single defining blushes from Catrice. This brand, a european drugstore brand became avalible a few years ago and sells such a wide and amazingly range of products for half of the price of regular drugstore names in Singapore like Maybelline, revlon and so on. I've fallen madly in love with these blushes given their price, colors and quality.

This shade was the last shade I added to my collection of a total of 5 single blushes from Catrice. The moment I swatched this shade I knew it was going to be to love! Those keen on seeing my Catrice blush collection (check out here!)

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Catrice Defining Blush in 080 Sunrose Avenue!

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Food Post: Meals eaten for June 2015! (ox tail soup, mee rebus, BBQ)

Grilled prawns, mee rebus and soup buntut! June was not just an amazingly fruitful baking month when I managed to bake a few lovely cakes and cookies with my new stand mixer...I also got plenty of cooking done with my boyfriend! The majority of the meals I share tend to be ones that I've either made for the family or made with le boyfriend! June was a delicious month trying out some new dishes both at home and outside.

June was a month where my appetite for many favorites got satiated! From trying a new burger place, to a yummy fried katsu lunch, a meal at chinatown and some delicious home made meals!

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Meals eaten for June 2015! (ox tail soup, mee rebus, beef wraps, japanese tonkatsu, home BBQ)

Friday, 28 August 2015

Review: Little Lady Rich Black Liquid Eyeliner in 01 Black!

Rich Black Liquid Eyeliner? Liquid eyeliner is a total staple when I do eye make up. For those who have been reading my blog for a while or those who have seen my make up looks, I almost always am sporting liquid eyeliner! I've been testing this particular one for more than three months now and unlike other new ones I've tried in the last year this one has been giving me a lot of trouble!

My favorite liquid pen eyeliner which I consistently repurchase or have a back up of is Kiss Me Heroine's Smooth Liquid Liner Eyeliner! What I look for in a liquid eyeliner is ease of use, solid black color, fast drying and a formula that will lasts through the humidity and heat!

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Little Lady Rich Black Liquid Eyeliner in 01 Black!

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Special: My 21st Birthday! (korean BBQ, pusheen cake, dim sum)

Happy birthday to me! My birthday was earlier this month on the 3rd of August and it was monday! I did my primary 'celebrations' by spending time with the family the day before my actual birthday on Sunday which was also the day I picked up my much awaited custom cake! I really would have loved having a party or get together with friends but besides being generally harder to get friends together as we get older, it's even harder for me as 99% of my friends from school are all over the world as I didn't study and live in Singapore growing up. 

Being a TCK or Third Culture Kid makes having many long term friendships or reunions rare although it doesn't hurt at all when people come and go. We're so used to short term friends and moving around! Having moved back to Singapore in 2010 I have awesome friends from school and colleagues from work but a party wasn't on my planner this year due to so many things going on.

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My 21st birthday celebrations with family!

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Tag: 15 weird facts tag!

Bring out that inner weirdo people! Today I bring to my blog yet another fun tag! I've been browsing other people's blogs just looking for tags and this one seemed like an easy enough to answer and light hearted one! My so called 'weird' answers actually aren't very weird or strange actually so please don't be too dissappointed! You're definitely not going to find out that I have a second vagina, like eating candle wax or that I can balance bananas on my nose!

I really hope everyone enjoys my answers to this tag and I've listed all the questions at the end so do feel free to copy and paste and do this tag too!

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I was trying to find a more fun or interesting first photo but searching 'weirdo' or 'weird people' in google images is really....not productive. (Link to source here)

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Review: Cathy Doll Gluta Arbutin Peeling Gel Ocean Salt Essence!

Scrub up with Ocean Salt Essence! For those who didn't know or didn't see my travel posts, when I went to Bangkok back in January of this year I headed straight to my favorite korean beauty shop Karmart! They stock a few popular korean brands as well as the Thai brand 'Cathy Doll' which has many of their products produced in Korea! I'm absolutely a lover of Cathy Doll as they carry so many interesting skincare products, everything which is so damn affordable!

Karmart has now expanded their online store from just being for thailand to websites several region countries (check out their site here). To check out their full range on their Thai webstore just click 'continue' without choosing a country. The Singapore site has a very small range of products but I'd totally recommend checking it out or the local shops listed carrying their products! The best of course would be to buy when visiting Bangkok!
 
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Cathy Doll Gluta Arbutin Peeling Gel Ocean Salt Essence!

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Monday funday pot luck lunch with the girls!

Pot luck lunch with the girls! The last few years of my life have lacked gatherings and meals with friends and when my colleagues from my work decided to unanimously to gather for a lunch back in June we all agreed on doing a pot luck! It was such a nice day spending girl time for the first time in a while and despite being such a sociable and friendly person I've rarely gone out with friends! We all looked so forward to the lunch and boy was it a great day spent with some of the loveliest girls I've come to know!

Besides being our first gathering, it was also a mini belated birthday celebration and I made it a point to bake a chocolate cake with salted caramel frosting in the middle which was the birthday girl's favorite flavor! The cake was a first for me but with the help of my boyfriend it turned out amazing!!

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Monday funday featuring a pot luck lunch with the girls!

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Review: Maybelline Clear Smooth BB Silk Poreless White Cake Powder in 03 Natural!

Smooth BB Silk Poreless powder! Maybelline in Asia does come up with quite a few interesting products that cater to asian beauty trends/ideals. From eyeliner for highlighter the inner corners of the eyes, to only waterproof mascaras to asian style false lashes and lots of BB products like foundations, creams and powders! This powder is not yet sold in Singapore and I bought this while on holiday last year in Bandung, Indonesia at a pharmacy. 

Indonesia carries a larger range of products from all of the regular drugstore brands as well as many of their own local brands of skincare/beauty which I had so much fun browsing! This powder caught my eye as it was so silky smooth when I tested it in store and being a powder fiend I had to get it!

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Maybelline Clear Smooth BB Silk Poreless White Cake Powder in 03 Natural!

Monday, 10 August 2015

Review: White Formula Intense Brightening Toner with Tranexamic Acid!

Need an 'Intense Brightening Toner'? For the majority of ladies having 'good' skin is important and when I say 'good' in Asia it usually refers to skin that's smooth and light in color. Another huge thing is skin that lacks pigmentation spots and scars which is of no surprise to me! Growing up the ladies in my family were always using skincare and people in the media usually had great fair complexions!

'Tranexamic Acid' has been an ingredient used in several asian brands which I've used that is meant to prevent melanin production and hence preventing new unwanted hyper pigmentation. Since I'm a huge user of toners and I do want to prevent pigmentation spots I decided to give this a go!

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White Formula Intense Brightening Toner with Tranexamic Acid!

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Food Post: Things baked at home for June 2015! (strawberry shortcake, rainbow cookies)

Cakes and cookies! Most of you probably don't know but I finally got a stand mixer two months back! It was one of the cheapest at the appliances section and I figured that since I will not be planning to make anything fancy or complicated I didn't want my family to pay several hundred dollars. The month of June was a super fruitful one with the help of my boyfriend of course! Together we made some really yummy baked items!

Believe me when I say this was the first time I've NOT had to cream butter and sugar or whip cream by hand as we've never owned any kind of mixer, hand or stand! Even the most simple bakery tasks had to be done by hand and so now things are so much easier and faster!

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Things baked at home for June! Strawberry shortcake, chocolate chip cookies, rainbow cookies, salted caramel chocolate cake!
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