Saturday, December 24, 2011

Love, Bonito Luncheon 2011 at Shuffle Bar

Though I can't say I was proud (more of horrified at my own spending ability), I was nonetheless pleased to be invited to the Love, Bonito Appreciation Luncheon on 10 December 2011at Shuffle Bar, for being one of their top 50 spenders for 2011 ^^;

I realise that I really bought a lot from their blogshop at the beginning of this year, but since I have really stopped buying as much from them now, I decided that I should throughly enjoy the lunch, given that I would definitely not be invited again next year. LOL

I have posted about their clothing before here.

Picture with the 3 owners of Love Bonito: Rachel, Velda and Viola 

I invited my friend, Denise, to come to the event with me (I am on the right)

As the VIPs of the day, we got to buy the latest pieces from their Christmas collection before they were released on sale for their blogshop. Of course, now, 2 weeks later, all the pieces have been released for sale already!

I love the Cassidy Corset (right). I got it in cream when the piece was released on blogshop. It was $30. Very good price for a corset!

We got name tags (hohoho) placed on the table. And a special menu for the day

Order form for the clothing

All 3 of them are so skinny! No wonder the sizes for their clothing are all so mini -_-

At the same time lunch was served, the highlight of the day, a mini catwalk show started! The models all walked so fast that I couldn't really get a clear photo of any of them.

This is model Zianna, who started modeling for Love Bonito not too long ago. She is very pretty and very slim! 

This is model Constance. I don't really see her modeling for the blogshop anymore recently. She is MAJOR SKINNY.  She looked like a UK4 with a 22" waistline ^^;

Zianna posing on the stage

All the 8 models for the day on the stage

I got 2 dresses on that day. Both of them super gorgeous, the COVET J'ourdain Maxi and COVET Safforie Dress. The former is simply stunning, while the latter is very suitable for Christmas, as the dress is all shimmery. Both of them are sold out already, but Love, Bonito is taking backorders for the two dresses till Monday 26 December 2011!

COVET J'ordain Maxi, $48

COVET Safforie Dress, $42

Both of the photos above are taken from the original Love, Bonito website.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Etude House Welcome to Wonder Lip Land Lip Palette

I seldom buy lip palettes, because I have always felt that it's kinda unhygienic… but the Etude House Welcome to Wonder Lip Land palette is too awesome to miss!!

It retails for only $39 in Singapore, and has 18 colors. Even if the price is more expensive in Singapore as compared to Korea, I find it a good price still!

Paper packaging is kind of nice

The great thing about this palette is that the color you see in the palette is more or less the color you get when applied to lips. The pigment is good and colors are vibrant. The 12 shades on the left side of palette (smaller rectangles) are lipstick texture, colors more intense, quite matte, and less moisturising. The rest of the 6 shades (right side of palette, squares) feel more like lipgloss, 2 of which are shimmer lipgloss and more to sheer. 

Colors in row 1, from left to right

Colors in row 2

Colors in row 3
This palette is already sold out in most outlets in Singapore. According to a friend who asked the SA in the shop, she said that this is not a limited edition in Korea, but they always bring in this product to Singapore during the Christmas season. The palette is very popular, for the obvious reason :) Good quality and rather reasonable price!

If you are lucky, you might still be able to find one in the stores :)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

NARUKO Narcissus Defense BB Sunscreen SPF50

First of all, many apologies to those who have been waiting for updates…
I promised a makeup tutorial… but I simply have no time to do it! Coming January, I would be rather free. I hope I will have time to do it then… sigh…

Anyway, recently I started using NARUKO's Narcissus Defense BB Sunscreen. I first noticed this brand after watching 女人我最大,a Taiwanese beauty variety show. NARUKO believes in delivering quality products at affordable prices. That explains why their packaging is rather simple, because the quality of their products lie within the bottle, not pretty packaging! LOL

I got the BB Sunscreen from Watson's. I think I got it at $25.90, which I think is quite reasonable!

SPF50, 30ml

The texture of the sunscreen is very light, totally not oily like a lot of other sunscreens with SPF50. 
I can't really tell how effective it is in blocking UV rays, but it definitely does not break me out, or make my skin oily. Since it is SPF50, I feel safe going out even when there's lots of sunlight.

There aren't much difference to the appearance of my skin before and after application in the photos below, but in real life my skin does look a little fairer and smoother after application.


I really like this sunscreen, not because it works wonders for my skin. In fact, I don't think my skin has improved after using it for 3 weeks, but I do like its light texture and affordable price tag! I will repurchase :)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Chinese Opera Makeup

Okie… this will probably be of no interest to those who don't know me personally. 
This is what I did to myself today during makeup class. LOL!

Just for fun!!

Will be back with a Naruko review and Cat's eye tutorial soon!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Makeup of the Day: Cat's Eye Part 2

This is Part 2 of my Cat's Eye makeup post

I seriously want to improve my eyeliner skills, hence I am going to keep practising the Cat's Eye makeup.

This time, I want my look to be vibrant so I used fuchsia and bright green.
The eye makeup looked 10x more intense in real life. My poor photography skills simply cannot capture the colors accurately.

I am soooooo going to do a Cat's Eye tutorial. I will be away this weekend though. So I will probably have time to post one next weekend!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Makeup of the Day: Cat's Eye

Today I learnt doing the cat's eye makeup in class, and it was surprisingly fun!!
This makeup look is totally unwearable on a normal day, but really great for parties when you want to look dramatic ^^

As I have THE small eyes, I usually do not like to pile colors on my eye lids, simply because there isn't enough space for them! For the same reason, I have never really attempted the cat's eyes makeup, so it was really super fun drawing the lines. I think I am going to go bolder with the colors the next time I practise this (referring to the blue eyeshadow).

I will NEVER have an occasion to wear this makeup out, so pardon me for the number of photos of the same face in this post!!

Wonder if I should do a tutorial for this look…?

Monday, November 14, 2011

Festive Makeup Tutorial 1: Retro Smoky Eyes

BAD NEWS: I sent my phone for servicing and all the photos of my new Gelish manicure are gone… and all the photos I took over 2 weeks for the review I promised about Gelish Night Reflection are gone as well :(

GOOD NEWS: I got together a makeup tutorial today!! Yay! So let's get on with it!

This look is heavy and intense and smoky! Perfect for year-end parties, and goes with outfits of ANY color. It already looks intense in photos, so you can imagine how intense it is in real life!

Here we go…!
Before makeup

 1. Apply a black cream liner/ cream shadow over a large area of your eyelid. I used kajal eyeliner here. As long as the product is black, dark and blend-able, you can use it here.

2. Blend the color upwards till your eye socket. You could use a gel liner brush or finger. I prefer brush as I have better control with it.

3. Apply matte black eyeshadow over the black liner. Use a blending brush to blend the eyeshadow upwards to soften the harsh edges.

You should not see any distinctive black line on your eyelid after blending

4. Apply a matte khaki brown eyeshadow over the area of eyelid where you had just blended the black eyeshadow. Do not apply any to your crease. Blend, blend, and blend the black and the brown.

 5. Apply white eyeshadow over the brow bow area as highlight. Blend with the brown.

 6. Rim your whole eye with black crayon eyeliner pencil. Then use a small brush and apply black eyeshadow to the lower lash line. Be careful of fall-outs! Do not use too much black on lower lash line or you might get the 'panda' look ^^;

7. Intensify the eye look with black liquid liner. Rim the eye with it. Apply to the tear duct area as well.

Should look like this at this point

 8. Apply mascara to both upper and lower lashes. Apply more to lower lashes.

9. Apply dramatic false lashes. Do not use those natural looking ones as they won't be suitable for this look :) Combine your real and false lashes together with an eyelash curler.

10. Apply a beige-coral blusher.

11. Since the eye makeup is really strong, apply a nude lipstick and finish with lipgloss. Luvshuca Moist Melting Rouge BE7 is my favourite nude lipstick color.


Love the lashes!

'Wow' look for the eyes (sorry for the poor lighting - the left eye makeup is not supposed to look green…)

The key to making this look work is to really blend well!! If the black is not blended well, I could end up looking 'punched in the eye'. LOL.

Hope you like this tutorial!! I will be back with more festive looks soon.