August Favorites 2013

Helloooooo muh’ lovelies! It’s September and another 3 more months till the end of the year; and that just means I’m closer to my due date. Work  has taken a toll on me and I’m pretty much worn out. *fingers crossed* I hope things will be better in due time and that the little one comes out happy and healthy. Anyway, on to my favorites for the month of August…

Maybelline Cheeky Glow, “Peachy Sweetie” – Pigmented and gives a subtle glow to the cheeks. Love that corally color.

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Sleek Cosmetics True Color Lipstick, “Barely There” – Oooohhhh, delightful creamy and pigmented.

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Garnier B.B Cream – My second tube. It’s just way too affordable.

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Sigma Performance Eyes Kit – I like how these set of brushes are just for the eyes. I tend to gravitate towards eyeshadows so yes I’m an eye person.

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Biore Eye & Lip Makeup Remover – Perfect for traveling. Removes eye and lip makeup thoroughly.

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OPI Liquid Sand, NL M47 “Can’t Let Go” – Wasn’t into the whole liquid sand texture but somehow I’ve grown to like it.

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What are your favorites? Do share! Has anyone started planning on their Halloween looks yet? Till then, Toodles!

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NAILS OF THE DAY #17

Yay! More turquoise and less pink. I have to say, the nails does grow much faster during pregnancy. Looks like I’ll be having almond-stiletto nails soon. I reckon it feels sexy to have such shape. Stiletto nails are similar to almond-shaped nails except that it is pointier and sharper. Mine is an in between I’d say; which is why I call it almond-stiletto. Click here to check out my almond-stiletto nails.

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Products Used:

Nail Envy Matte Formula – Apply 2 coats (that’s how I like it). Usual recommended application is 1 coat

OPI B56 Mod About You – Thumb

OPI E75 Can’t Find My Czechbook – Index & Last finger

Nicole by OPI J01 Give Me The 1st Dance – Middle finger

OPI T60 Which is Witch – Ring finger

Optional – Add some decals/ rhinestone/ nail art of your choice. Apply cuticle oil to moisturize cuticles and some hand lotion.

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I’m thinking of starting a youtube channel on nails; mainly showing you nail art tutorials and everything nail related. What do you think? Will you subscribe to my channel? Any tips on how to set up lighting, background for nail tutorials and what sort of easy-to-use software for editing? Do share! Btw, it’s a special day for our country tomorrow; Happy Independence Day to all fellow Malaysians! Till then, Toodles!

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CLOTHING HAUL: Various – Melbourne, Australia

During my holiday, I spent most of my time eating (OMG! Did I tell you the food was so awesome?!), shopping and catching up with friends. So, this was what I managed to purchase. Phew! The lack of clothes for my ever-changing body was starting to get me all panicky. I really had nothing to wear.  Most purchases were from the CBD area, Kmart, Supre and Big W. Yup, I don’t buy no fancy-schmancy branded clothing; just whatever material is comfy and fits me best.

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Erm, there’s more. Almost left them out. Was too unorganized when I was unpacking!

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Love the prints of these leggings. The leopard print legging on the left was only AUD$3.75 from the Supre warehouse! 

Total Damage: AUD$111.50 (*RM332.27)

Average piece per clothing is AUD$5.86 (*RM17.46). Okay-lah! (“lah” is a mannerism most Malaysians would typically add into their daily conversations). Sounds like a bargain to me. Very comfy clothing for my 24 weeks belly. I picked out clothes that are wearable; both during pregnancy and post-pregnancy. Please note that by posting up these clothing hauls, I am not in any way bragging of the things I bought but to just share with you my purchases that might be of any interest to you. Do feel free to comment below or email me should you wish to know the exact place/location of the clothing. Till then, Toodles!

(*) Denotes a conversion rate from (AUD$) to (RM) based on the rate 2.98 on the day of editing.

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SPOTTED: Various Cosmetics – Melbourne, Australia

Spotted these cosmetics at various places; Big W @ QV, Priceline (different Pricelines ard the CBD area) and Kmart! There is a lot more of variety from Maybelline, Loreal and Revlon cosmetics compared to our selection of cosmetics in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. As you can tell from the pricing, it is somewhat reasonable to pay in AUD but after conversion to our currency RM; it is very expensive. Even their local brands are a tad bit pricey. Do click here for my most recent haul.

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OMG! Physicians Formula!! But… too expensive

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LOL Cosmetics at Kmart, Burwood

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Yeap, all I did was roam about the CBD area where toilets, benches and food are of easier access. Furthest I went was to Kmart, Burwood and Supre warehouse in Broadmeadows. Like I said in my previous post, it was a holiday to relax and so I decided not to venture out to other places as it just gets a little too tiring and stressful on my legs. Overall, iI had an awesome time; good food, great shopping and good times with friends. Have you been to Melbourne, Australia or other states before? Do share your haul, shopping and food experience! Till then, Toodles!

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COSMETICS HAUL: Melbourne, Australia – Various

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Up Close & Personal

Yes! I went on a rest and relax holiday to Melbourne, Australia. 6 months into the pregnancy, I figured a holiday is very much-needed before the real job of a momma kicks in. I’ve lived and worked there in the past so it feels like a second home to me. All I did was eat (to satisfy the cravings for food not available in KL, Malaysia), shop and met up with friends. The weather is awesome despite the rain and wind. I just love winter!

Anyway, on to the haul! I’ve just realized that the last cosmetics haul I posted was on 23rd March 2013; approx 5 months ago. That’s way too long in the blogosphere. But really, I’ve not seen anything new worth trying.   Even with this haul from Melbourne, I barely bought anything.

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Priceline Pharmacy

  • Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara – AUD$10.00 (*RM29.70)
  • Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal, “005 Nude” – AUD$8.00 (*RM23.76)

A random cosmetics discount store on Bridgeroad

  • Schwarzkopf 1 Minute Hair Repair – AUD$4.99  (*RM14.82)
  • Loreal Infallible Lipstick – AUD$10.00  (*RM29.70)
  • Maybelline Lash Stiletto – approx. AUD$10.00  (*RM29.70)[lost the receipt on this one!]
  • Loreal Infallible Eyeshadow – AUD$4.99 (*RM14.82)

BIG W AT QV

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  • Clean & Clear Morning Burst Facial Cleanser – AUD$9.98 (*RM29.64)
  • Clean & Clear Morning Burst Skin Brightening Facial Cleanser – AUD$9.98 (*RM29.64)
  • Turbie Twist 2 pack – approx. AUD$10.00  (*RM29.70) [lost the receipt on this one!]

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What a creative product name!

KLIA Airport

  • Channel Demaquillant Yeux Intense Eye Makeup Remover – RM86.00

Total Damage: AUD$72.95 (*RM 216.65)/ Inclusive of KLIA purchase RM302.65

There were a lot of cosmetics to see in the drugstore, however after conversion most products were expensive for drugstore brands. Even the high-end brands in stores like Myers and David Jones are expensive. So, that sums up my haul from Melbourne. Till then, Toodles!

(*) Denotes a conversion rate from (AUD$) to (RM) based on the rate 2.97 on the day of editing.

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TUTORIAL: Date Night with MUA Cosmetics Undressed Palette

Helloooooo muh’ lovelies!!! How’s everyone doing? I’m sure everyone is fine and healthy as always. I’m great as usual; enjoying the second trimester of pregnancy and busy with work and house stuff as always. Do check out the tutorial below for anyone who is going out on a date, a casual night out with friends or maybe even to prom.

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EYES

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MUA Pro-Base Eye Primer – Apply from lid to brow

MUA Hide & Conceal, “Natural” – Apply under the eyes (where your dark circles are)

YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touch – Apply under the eye to brighten up under the eye area

Eyebrows – Filled in the brows with a matte dark brown color seen below:

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MUA Undressed Palette, “Shade 2″ – Apply onto half of the inner lid

MUA Undressed Palette, “Shade 10″ – Apply on the outer half of the lid & corner of lower lash line. Blend both “Shade 2″ and “Shade 10″ together

MUA Undressed Palette, “Shade 3″ – Apply onto crease and blend away

MUA Undressed Palette, “Shade 1″ – Apply onto the inner tear duct & brow bone

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NYX JEP, “Milk” – Apply onto lower lash line where the blue is going to be applied

MUA Poptastic Palette, color used as seen in the picture below – Lower Lash line

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MUA Glitter Eyeliner, “Iced” – Apply on top of blue

**Note: All MUA cosmetics were purchased in London and is not available here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (not that I know of or have seen it anywhere). You may substitute with similar colors.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil, “Zero” – Tightline

Maybelline Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner, “Black” – Draw a small wing according to your eye shape

Mega Volume Mascara, “Black” – Apply a few coats onto eyelashes until satisfied

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FACE

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NYX Pore Filler – Apply onto the entire face to even out pores and fine lines

UD 24/7 Concealer, “NSA” – To conceal blemishes or redness around the nose area

Revlon Foundation, “220 Nude” – Apply evenly onto the entire face

MAC Mineralized Skinfinish, “Natural” – Dust all over face to set the foundation

CHEEKS

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Posing just for kicks

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The real deal – Side View

Benefit Hoola Bronzer – Contour those cheeks, (optional areas: jawline, temples nose)

Barry M Blusher, “BL 1″ – Apply onto the apples of the cheeks

MAC Pearlmatte Face Powder, “Veronica’s Blush” – Highlight the highest points of the face

LIPS

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Revlon Colorburst Lipstick, “Rosy Nude” – Apply onto the lips accordingly

MAC Lipgloss, “Emancipation” – Apply on top of the lip color

HAIR

If you’re going on a date night, I recommend that you let you hair down for that sexy look (be it short or long hair).

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Red  Cherry Falsies, “#523″ – Curl lashes and apply lash glue, wait for the glue to be tacky and apply closest to the natural lashes

Setting Spray – You would your makeup to last all night long. You don’t want no makeup gone wrong during date night do you? I recommend that you invest in one if you don’t own one.

Brushes I Used:

Mostly Sigma brushes and a few from some of my shopping sprees in various countries. The list below is in random order of usage.

P/S: I’ve just received my Sigma Performance Eyes Kit! Can’t wait to try them out and let you know what I think about those brushes. It has been on my wish list for the longest time ever!

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If you did try/recreate this look, do share a picture on my FB page or just comment below with your link to the picture.  What other tutorials would you like to see? A theme inspired tutorial or any other kind tutorials with a step-by-step guide? Do let me know in the comments below. Till then, Toodles!

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RANDOM RANT #13 – Baby’s Gender!

Yeap! We’ gone for the monthly scan and the gynae has revealed the gender. Oooo, so exciting! Whatever the gender is, we are as thrilled and happy! Now that the gender is confirmed, we can start shopping for the appropriate baby stuff.

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Boy or Girl? Take a wild guess!

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Did you guess it right? The other half was grinning the whole day; already planning his future ahead with the little one; golf, swimming, cars and anything adventurous. We’ve informed all our immediate family members including my husband’s grandmother who is the most excited one as she will be meeting the first great-grandson of the fourth generation.

It’s just simply exciting as the pregnancy progresses. We are currently looking at names. deciding on what’s best for him. We wouldn’t want a name that other children can make fun of. Kids these days are just too creative. For now, the little one is an active fella; kicking non-stop. Such a blessing! I am now at 21 weeks (2nd trimester), another 19 weeks to go till we meet him.

Any mothers out there would like to share some tips on pregnancy and what to expect upon the arrival of the little one? Every time I have a conversation with first time soon-to-be mothers, my first question is; “Are you excited!?”. And the answer I usually get is; “Yes, but nervous and can’t decide if I should get epidural or not?”. What are your thoughts on this? Do share in the comments below. Till then, Toodles!

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