Posts Tagged ‘beauty’
Photos of My Life No. 3: Inside My Bag
Posted on: 8th of June 2010 | Under: Fashion & Beauty

For my third set of Photos of My Life, an anonymous reader requested a look inside my bag. The last time I posted the contents of my handbag was way back in 2007 when I did the Face Your Pockets Project, so I had fun doing this.


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Bag: Louis Vuitton Epi Leather Petit Noe (Brown). I love this bag, because I can use it with almost anything in my closet. It’s big enough to carry a lot of my junk too.

Inside: Book (I read everywhere, so I always bring a book with me), Aldo wallet, hairbrush, Charm stippling brush, M.A.C. lipstick in Brick-O-La, M.A.C. Blush Ombre in Ripe Peach, M.A.C. Studio Fix in NC35, Smith’s Rosebud Salve, mints, a tiny bottle of lotion, travel pack tissue (I always stock up on these when I’m in Manila… they don’t have this size here!), house keys, Cotton On shades (my sensitive eyes can’t live without sunnies), hair tie, metal Parker Jotter pen in pink, iPod touch (I use this mostly to play games. Current addictions: Scramble, Words with Friends and Angry Birds), iPod earphones, BlackBerry Curve 8320, Canon Ixus 80is, moleskine notebook.

This is already a scaled down version of the things that I usually stuff in my bag (I usually carry more makeup). I try to bring only the essentials now.

I also enjoy peeking inside other people’s bags, so show me what’s inside yours too. :)


For more photo requests, please comment in my Photos of My Life post.

Photos of My Life No. 1: Makeup
Posted on: 2nd of June 2010 | Under: Fashion & Beauty, Life & Love

Thank you for all your photo requests for my Photos of My Life project. :)

The first set of photos, as requested by my sister Carla, will be my stash of makeup. Now, I don’t really have that much makeup (not as much as my makeup artist sister, that is), but I reckon I have quite enough to satisfy my slight addiction to prettifying myself.

Here’s my makeup stash:


I keep my makeup in these drawers from Muji. If you read back to one of my blog posts almost two years ago, I revealed my neat-freak personality, pointing out my love affair with cleaning and organizing my stuff. Storing my makeup in a neat and organized way is therefore not a big surprise. Like I said in my post before, these drawers were love at first sight. I started out with only two layers, but since these are completely stackable (I can buy extras whenever I want!), I bought 2 more layers a couple of months ago.


I keep different types of makeup in separate drawers, that way I know exactly where to find things when I need them.

Now, let me give you a tour inside my drawers. :)


Cure Natural Aqua Gel
Posted on: 4th of May 2010 | Under: Fashion & Beauty

We all want smooth, flawless skin, and sometimes getting one will cost numerous trips to the spa or a dermatologist, not to mention burn a whole deep in our pockets. That’s why I’m always on a lookout for more affordable means to clear, glowing skin.

While roaming around Watsons at the mall near our flat in Singapore, my sister and I chanced upon a product that I just had to have:

The Cure Natural Aqua Gel

Cure has been the number one best seller skincare product in Japan, with one bottle being sold every twenty seconds, for the past seven years! With that in mind, I didn’t have to think twice about bringing this baby home.

Coming in the form of a clear gel, this product “gently and effectively removes dead skin cells to regularize skin renewal and prevent skin problems.”

Made of 90% revitalized hydrogen water and natural plant extracts of aloe vera, gingko and rosemary (no alcohol, coloring, or fragrance in this product!), it’s exfoliating gel is gentle enough, even for those with sensitive skin.

Soft and smooth skin has never been this easy! With just a small amount gently massaged on dry skin in a circular motion, you can instantly see the dirt and dead cells being lifted from the surface. It’s so gentle, it doesn’t even feel that you’re exfoliating at all. I use it all over my body, from my face down to my elbows, knees and feet, and after rinsing off, the results can instantly be felt and seen!

I love the instant transformation from dull, dry skin to smooth and glowing! And with the smoothness, moisturizers and lotions are absorbed right away too.

I’ve only been using this product for over two months, but I can really see the result on my face. My pores are not as big and my skin looks more refined. For around $40+ SGD, it sure is a good buy, considering that this bottle will last me months. :)

MAC Spring Color Forecast Goodies
Posted on: 24th of March 2010 | Under: Fashion & Beauty

I promised myself that I would try to stay away from makeup shopping for a year, but MAC Cosmetic’s Spring Color Forecast just looked too interesting to let pass. Actually, I would have probably ignored this collection entirely if it weren’t for my sister‘s constant prodding to buy her some goodies since stocks had already been wiped clean on the first day it was out in Manila. So, being the good sister that I am (plus the excuse of going to town to do some shopping! LOL!), I went to MAC on the day of the collection’s launch in Singapore.

Now, I normally don’t buy limited editions, because I dislike the idea of not being able to buy the same item once my stash runs out, but when I saw and swatched the Blush Ombre in Ripe Peach, I just couldn’t put it down! I ended up buying one each for my sister and I, plus one Blush Ombre in Springshine for my sister.

MAC Blush Ombre in Springshine (for my sister) and Ripe Peach.