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November 15, 2012

Back & Updates

Hi hi!!

It feels like forever, because ever since I got back a few days ago, I haven't been able to get into the blogging swing of things.  I have lots of new products to share prior to my China trip, and lots more post trip!  I didn't buy any makeup besides those at duty free, so there won't be a specific haul entry... I have lots of NARS updates, as you all know, with the opening of Tangs, every makeup lover is abuzz with all the new brands coming, new counters, just NEW everything is exciting.  I can't wait to share with you my meeting with Mr Francois NARS, I have several giveaways lined up, I have fashion accessories to showcase, and I also have several looks up my sleeves to showcase!  Meanwhile I also have lots of nail polish to play with!  I will also be covering the upcoming Metro Ladies Night sale event</p>

Gosh... and work is still on going, so I really have to juggle my time, and hope to share as much as I can, before I fly off for another week in mid December.  

I think I have covered most of the holiday collections, there are still specific products which I will be featuring, of course... so do stay tuned for that!

Just want to get warm up with my last entry about my trip.. well, more like a pictorial update.  I really enjoy Beijing, it is really quite a cosmo city so firmly steeped in history and culture, and I like the mix of the modern and the old.  Chengdu by contrast is quieter, less bustling, but just as culturally rich. 

<p>Here, I took a pic of this man, so hippy chic. 
We were at the Summer Palace, looking at the sunset, and listening to stories of the Empress Cixi, and I was distracted by him.
What a cool attitude he exudes! 

Some seriously perfect cloisonne art.

Silk stitch painting, that looks beautiful on BOTH sides.

Opera performance in Chengdu.</p>


At the Great Wall.  Note, I didn't say I climb.  Hur hur.</p>

The Er Mei Mountain, well, this I can say I climbed! And froze, and panted, and really worked!</p>

Out and about at night!</p>

Snacks for everyone!</p>

City vibe in Chengdu</p>

<p>Hope to post lots of entries this weekend.... happy friday!
I cant wait to catch up with my friends too!</p>

Thanks for reading!

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You look like you had great fun Sophia. By the way, so nice to finally meet you.

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About Me

My name is Sophia, and I am in my early 30s. I am from Singapore and I am the sole writer of this blog.

About this Blog

I started this blog in 2006, I like to use a wide range of brands though I seem to have a growing preference for higher-end brands in recent years. I also like to share interesting things I have come across about makeup and beauty.

Currently The Makeup Blogette receives 39,000 unique views monthly or 2,238,932 views and counting.

My Makeup Style

I like classic looks (neutral tones on eyes, anything goes for lips & cheeks), though occasionally I try out dramatic/ statement looks.  I believe that a flawless base is the key to achieving great makeup looks.  I also believe that if you don't have great skin to start with, fake it with a good foundation routine, and even greater skincare.  I am currently loving Clarins & Lancome skincare products, and Vichy NormaDerm for tackling with breakouts.

What Cameras do I use?

Most of the pictures you see in post 2010 entries are taken with my Canon G-11.  Previously I was using Canon Ixus 80.  I do post some pictures which are taken with my iphone4 which I will state in that particular entry.  I have stopped watermarking my pictures as of 2011, because I think watermarks are ugly in general, and does not prevent people from stealing my pictures if they wish to.  I just take it as a compliment that my pictures are even worth stealing in the first place. I might look into getting a Canon EOS next year, not just for blogging purposes, but I also like photography in general.

My Favourite Makeup Brand(s)

It is hard to name just one, but I like NARS, Chanel, Illamasqua and the ocasional Guerlain, Dior & Urban Decay item.  I own quite a stash of MAC items, but recently I have stopped catching up with their collections, and I much prefer to splurge on a few really outstanding items.

Where to find me

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I have no official Facebook fan page, and currently have no intention to start one at all.  The Makeup Blogette remains my personal hobby and property, so as such, I don't believe in having a Facebook fanpage for it.

Final Disclaimer

I bought/ paid for all of the products mentioned in this blog. I am not affliated to any company. If certain products are sent to me for review purposes, I will say so and express my honest opinions about them. In any case, I will only review and showcase the products which I have personally tried and tested, and enjoy using. I do not get paid to review anything.

No ads, no paid links etc please.  I am in charge of all content and pictures here.

I am not a makeup artist, nor do I have any professional training in makeup.




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