Much of this random chat will revolve around the past couple of weeks, been busy ahem, meeting up lots of my friends, and also rushing a ton of work, this week I am sort of taking a break, and catching up on stuff....
Many many thanks to all my friends and family for making this birthday really special... yes, I am older and older...but hey as long as you don't look and feel your age...age is but a number right?
I really appreciate all the pressies, wishes and time that I got to spend with everybody.
I did mention that I would address some of the feedback I saw when I was going through the giveaway entries, esp the one in the MUFE giveaway, where I invited everyone to tell me what they would like to see on the blog, so here's my response:
Many of you love the random chats, so I shall keep them coming - cos personally I love doing them too, it's a good break from all the makeup stuff, and also for me to compile interesting stuff which doesn't belong anywhere into one long rambly entry.
On the topic of videos - I am afraid that I really can't commit the time to produce videos, I would hate to even start, and not be able to do a good job of it... cos you know the lightning has to be perfect, the quality and all has to be awesome, I mean if I ever do videos, I would want them to be like those YT videos that I always watch...
On the topic of makeup tutorials - I try to post step by step whenever I can... and also that depends largely on the amount of time I have to snap pictures, and whether it's something different which I can share with you.
I will be doing an updated brows entry soon.
Some of you also requested for more skincare reviews - I am in the midst of doing a Lancome one... and I usually only stick to a few brands which I know work for me. I won't be doing a 'variety' of skincare reviews, because I won't want to subject my skin condition to different products all the time, and frankly, I am no skincare expert. I just know that it takes time and discipline to stick to a routine, and it is better and easier to stick to an entire range if possible, as far as skincare is concerned. And just putting it out there, my top skincare brands which have always worked for me, include Clarins, Lancome, Shuwalsoo Snowise and Shiseido White Lucent - these are brands which I would personally go and re-purchase if I run out of. So I won't go and venture into other skincare brands, I have been contacted numerous times by various brands to try out their products, but I won't be able to feature them at all, so my answer is always no.
Also would like to thank everyone who appreciated my 'fashion/style related entries' I ain't no fashionista, but whenever I come across interesting stuff I would definitely share with you.
A few of you also mentioned more drugstore reviews - again, if I come across a certain product which really deserve a good raving I would definitely mention them, for example, the Maybelline Color Tattoos (giveaway now open, go check it out!) ZA foundation, etc etc But other than that I hardly ever keep up with drugstore releases..
Some of you also mentioned that you would like to see my top picks for eyeshadows, red lipsticks etc etc, I will definitely do those entries soon, cos I like going through my stash and comparing colors and stuff. That would be super fun for me to do!
Currently I am trying to clear as much backlog as I can...and I am trying to cut down on the events I am attending in the rest of March and April, and just concentrate on work, personal life and updating whatever I need to update blog-wise.
I hope I have addressed all the feedback... and I truly treasure all your input! There will be more giveaways, and also a blogsale happening soon at the end of this month.
So back to the random chat:
On on my birthday, a class of special special people surprised me at work, with a cake which they baked - totally fudgy, and totally yummy!
(names blanked out for obvious reasons...)
Also met up with my closest cronies, and we went for drinks at Cafe Iguna, just love the drinks and food there!
My sisters, brother and cousin.
My cousin made me this set of awesome armcandy...
And my mom cooked an amazing seafood dinner for us, and she chose all my fave dishes to prepare!
My sister also gave me a new Pandora charm, the one with the angel wing and pearl. Too cute! This birthday, I received a total of 4 charms from my lovely friends! Thank you all so so so much! The bracelet is quickly filling up!
Pressies from Sarah & Joey -- can't wait to use the Sisley gloss, and the Chanel eyeshadow brush!
We met up for dinner, and did lots of catching up over desserts.
I think I also properly tried 12 cupcakes for the first time, I bought a dozen of their red velvet for people at home and work. Heard that they are overhyped, but I quite enjoyed these red velvet ones. A little small and pricey though. But look how pretty they are on my plate!
I also attended a Clarisonic event recently, the company was bought over by the Loreal/ Lancome group... and so at the event, I also got to preview the latest (out in May) Genefique Advanced...boosting an even more powerful formula.
I was given a brand new set of Clarisonic at the event, and I have since given it to my cousin, so she could also try it out and experience it herself.
I also have tried to re-discover my love for it, cos opppsss... haven't been very disciplined in using it regularly lately.
One of my closest friends also gifted me with some moo-lah which I could possibly make use of in the near future...somewhere... :)
So into Zara lately, I have lost track of how many monochrome tops I bought from them lately. Here are a couple of them.
Also cut my hair this week, trimmed a good 2 inches off, I think my hair grows quite fast. By the way, heard that the YSL arty rings are being discontinued...is that true? Cos I think I need to add one more to my collection - the creamy white stone one! Though I know I shouldnt splurge on another ring again.
Speaking of rings, I also had a very Valentino rockstud moment while Sarah, Joey and I were browsing at the Valentino store. This pair is quite cool, eh?
Chanced upon these Lavender drops at hmm "That Japanese snack store" at ION basement, and they are my current fave candy. They are quite huge, and contain actual lavender petals, and taste just like aromatherapy in your mouth. I do like these, but maybe just once a day. Don't mind my horrid cuticles though. They are going through bad days, despite my TLC.
Taking a break this week also meant some messy DIY sandwiches for myself which lasted me from morning til dinner time.
Just crack two eggs, chop up some cheese, crabmeat stick, and tuna... and plonk the finished mess onto a slice of wholemeat bread.
Mayo is optional, but totally yummy.
What's your fave comfort food?
I have these on loan from my dear friend, and will be swatching and featuring in a LOTD entry soon. HOW GORGEOUS is everything? From the latest Burberry collection.
and the inevitable comparison:
and judging from my latest spate of NARS entries, no wonder my NARS drawer is filling up....I am running out of space!! (and yes, the pic is inverted...intentionally!)
Btw the roses you see at the top of this entry are from Linda, the owner of Levonne - I have new stock coming soon to showcase on the blog,so stay tuned for that!
Hope you enjoyed this installment of random chat! I feel like I am being a little repetitive, because most of these pics are from my Instagram...but I hope you found it interesting anyway!
Thanks for reading!