Sunday, February 22, 2015

Get Squeaky Clean With Shiseido Senka Speedy Perfect Whip

Shiseido Senka Speedy Perfect Whip Bottle

This is the last Shiseido Senka makeup remover that is available in the Malaysian market. The journey took me about two years, but it’s worth it. I bought this when I was running out of my “cleansing oil” step, and as per usual, I looked towards this line because it works well for me.

Monday, February 16, 2015

This Chinese New Year, Be Yourself!

Chinese New Year is more often than not a highly joyous time for the Chinese. It’s like Christmas for Westerners. With a little bit of cultural mysticism, it’s a time where family and food come together. This also means that for some people, there will be extra scrutiny upon you because you’ll be meeting your entire extended family for days and days on end!

In the past, Chinese New Years are often filled with questions like “Do you have a boyfriend already?”, “When are you getting married/having kids?”, “When is your next promotion”. Yes, I do understand that these often come from a place of love and concern, but I know the mind of a Chinese person. They’re asking you this not because they wholly care. They want to tally your answers to their own situations.

So, this year, I want all of you lovelies to stand up for yourselves, not to confront, but to ensure that you yourself are happy with what you are doing. So what if you are taking a gap year, or you are now working in a small-time company when your cousins are closing multi-million dollar deals?

Smile all those intrusive expectations away politely, and step out proudly into the family living room with whatever look that you know that you want to wear, because you feel like it. That’s the best way to show them that their comments are irrelevant unless you really take them to heart.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Wait… What Did The Packaging Say?

The cosmetics world is no longer stranger to very provocative names when it comes to product naming, from Nars’ Orgasm to that failed MAC collection about Jaurez, Mexico,  surely this mascara I’m about to show you would not be too shocking for your sensibilities.

Two Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Yes, you are looking at a teeny-tiny mini version of Too Faced’s Better Than Sex mascara. No, you did not read it wrong. Don’t look at me. I’ve not had the privilege of exploring the carnal world yet, so I have completely NO ability to tell you how well this mascara compares to sex.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Celebrating Marsala, the Pantone Color of the Year!

Right, I’ll come clean.

I’ve always complained about Pantone choosing Colors of the Year, acting as if they’re so high and mighty about their ability to dictate what was in and what colors were not, but to be utterly, heart-breakingly honest… I love all of them.

I don’t know, there’s something about Pantone’s Colors of the Year that always struck with me. There was not a single color I wasn’t into, and this year, the color is marsala.

Marsala is a deep red with brown tones in it, to put it in its plainest form. In fact, marsala is a kind of Sicilian wine, generally used for cooking in Italian cuisine. Thus, this color speaks to me, because I’m becoming more of an alcoholic as I age.

WAIT… isn’t marsala just another name for “burgundy”? I just don’t get these color things anymore.

[Note: Pantone has a full list on the RGB/CYMK guides for marsala here]

As things are right now, the main thing that actually inspired the look for me was actually my hair color now. I’ve dyed the thing various times since my first dye job in the middle of last year. It’s now this brownish red that’s finally showed some red hues under bright florescent light after dyeing it in 2 coats over the course of two weeks. I was combing my hair one morning and I was immediately thought of marsala.

The other star would be my NYX Jumbo Pencil in Rust, given to be my the lovely Lily ages ago, but I didn’t know how to use it, so I didn’t review it. Well, now I do, and let me show you how!


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