- Why am I paying so much income taxes?
- I am lemming the LV speedy 35, think it suits me, being large and roomy and I can throw my laptop inside, only thing is, the handles might be too short for the large bag. Have never seen it for myself at the store, so maybe I can check it out for size and $$.
- I am also lemming chic vintagy looking shoes, cos was reading Teen Vogue last night, yes, I like Teen Vogue though I am no longer a teen, I just like their fashion spread and coverage of high fashion stuff made so much hipper on younger people. Saw a wicked pair of Marc boots with zippers, and it is Patent Pink! And also this pair of Ports 1961 green oxfords. Strange thing is, I can't find them anywhere online.
- On the topic of vintage, I bought a 50s poodle print shirt & black/white oxfords on ebay today. So that's one thing to look forward to.
- Yippeeee.... my STYLE magazine is in the mail. More frivolous reading will follow.
- I don't think I won the STYLE/heatherette contest. No news from them. Anyway, I already bought the most definitive items from the collection. --- the eye shadow trio 1, 2 duo edged liners, and 1 lipstick (Well, I should have gotten the patent lashes & pigments, but I am not THAT crazy yet)
Base - UDPP & Painterly Paint Pot
Lids - Vex e/s
Outer lids - Magnetic Fields e/s
Highlight - Your Ladyship p/g
Liner - Engraved
Lower bright blue/teal -Heatherette duo liner (Black Funk/ Blue Pop)
* I also went over the liner with Gulf Stream e/s *
This is because of my recent obsession with make up. I have always been interested, don't get me wrong. Since when I was a 5 or 6 year old kid, I was playing with my aunt's make up, smearing lipstick on my face, and wanting to be a part of the whole dolling up process whenever adults get ready. If I have smaller feet, or am shorter, I would be a total shoe freak. I remember trying on all the killer heels that my aunt wore (even at that young age, I had feet same size as her perfect size 36/37). But as genes and fate would have it, I am standing at 176cm tall currently, and with size 41 feet, nice dainty/killer/wicked heels are pretty much out of my height and size range.
But I digress. Back to the topic. Why do I seem to have more to say lately? Make up.
Ok, I am impressionable this way. In the past year or so, I have been reading lots of stuff online, mostly very light stuff, like celeb goss, make up information, articles on popular culture, and I realise I like the immediacy and the current-ness of the information I am getting. Suddenly magazines seem outdated to me. They are so 5 minutes ago. If I want to know what is going on right now, I just click on my browser. Also, there has been an overwhelming increase in the number of beauty related channels on YouTube these days. The fact that I watch more 'TV' on YouTube says something about the times we are living in.
Anyways, when I started out blogging (long ago), I always thought it has to be about your personal diary. But then I don't want people reading about my personal stuff. And come on, let's face it, even I get sick of writing about what I did for the day, or about who pisses me off today. So there are lapses in my blogging frequency. Cos I simply have nothing that I want to share. Sometimes I would share my travel stories or pictures, but that's about it.
Then I re-discovered make up. I used to think that 3 eyeshadows, 1 blusher, 1 foundation is all I need. But I learn about the wonders of putting on make up, playing around with the colours, etc etc... it was a constant exposure to media around me, such as the Taiwanese show (Lady's First?), beauty blogs, MAC, MAC, my experience with false eyelashes, etc that made me start to want to share this part of my life with anyone who bothers to hear me out.
And I love rambling on about make up. So I will never run out of stuff to say. And that's why and how I come to blog here more often these days.
If you think this box is messy and crammed, it has become even more crammed recently, and I have since rearranged everything inside. It is one of the more therapeutic things I can do. Yeah, I know, lame... :p
The Summer Olympics is exactly one month away.
Mood: Happy (cos I am looking at my new make up)
Lips: Fleshpot & Enchanted
Fragrance: Dior Addict Shine
Food craving: Chilli
Makeup craving: More Cool Heats e/s, New View powder, Sonic Chic blusher
Song of the day: Sean Kingston Take You There (listening to it over and over)
Jewelry: Leather cuff band with some studs, and no I am not a rocker/ watever.
Hair: Hanging loosely and limply. Bangs clipped away with a Star clip.
Reading for the week: Essays, articles, newspapers
Goal of the day: Finish my work, send out my work profile
A collection of mineralised blushes, with a brush launched (181).
Mineralize Eye Shadow in nine new duos with unblinking courage, and convincing new combinations.
I am most excited for this collection. Mineralize Skinfinish powders. It is a duo powder, meaning you have half side a powder, and the other half like a highlighter color. The 189 Face Brush is also part of this collection. But it seems like the colors are all too dark for my skin tone.
Loving my new colors!
Just a tip: As with all eye shadows, I always like to use my UDPP, followed by a cream shadow as a base, to make the colors pop, last longer, and also prevent creases. I have a black cream base (Dior Eye Show Glam & Glitz Black), brown base (Shu Uemura Cream Eye Shadow Tobi), blue (MAC otherworldy paintpot), and a neutral (MAC painterly paintpot). These colors are quite enough for me, to literally cover all bases, since I use these colors the most.
Love all the colors in this trio. They work very well together. You can pile on the black for a really intense look.
The Cool Heats colors are very rich. I like especially Gulf Stream, which is similar in shade to Parrot, and Aquadisac, but it is muted and more intense (which is already impossible cos Parrot is really strong). Well, Solar White didn't disappoint, the color goes on well, and it stands out against all that blue and green.
I used my Fleshpot lipstick (which coincidentally is also part of the Heatherette collection), which is really pale and nude.
My only gripe is that the duo liners come in the crayon texture, which means they tend to smudge on oilier skins or in humid weather.
Pink Is The New Blog
Oh well, I am lame like that. Thinking of what to do with my weapons. Maybe I will post the MAC stuff. Right now, I am feeling a little MAC overkill. Which is not necessarily a bad thing.
Random stuff: Some entertaining movies I have been watching ----
You don't mess with the Zohan
Going to watch ----
The Dark Knight
Strangers (I know I will just cringe and cover my eyes most of the show)
Words that I learned:
Snuff (which is a movie industry term for a certain type of movies) Read and find out on Wikipedia. Very morbidly fascinating.
Hummus (which is a chickpeas dip popular in the Middle East, if you watched Zohan, he used hummus on everything, which is so funny)
Stuff to do:
Update my resume!!!
Do part 2 of my 'best of the best' & 'best of youtube' series.
hmmmm.... my sister is snoring next to me now. It's a pre-lunch nap. So is my dog. Sleeping now I mean.
Grade the assignments I brought home.
Have been playing Mario Kart on wii. My thumb is sore and retarded from pressing the 2 (accelerator button) too hard in all that excitement and rush while playing.
I mentioned in the last tutorial I did, that I would post a blue/black look. Here it is:
Here is a closer look at the wacky lashes I used today. It's swirly, and from Shu Uemura.
Ok that's all! Hope you like it, and have a fab weekend!