Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Finally graduated!

Hello again! 

I realized it's usually this time of the year I'm always away from my blog. Hee :P My apologizes to those whom came but nothing was here. During this period of absence I was away on my school trip (in Melbourne) as some of you already know, and also on a short get away to Thailand. 

Starting with the Melbourne trip, it was great. Great as in we got to learn about independence and living together with our roommates.Had lots of my first times there, like the first time I went into a Casino (and then saw a really cute dealer), the first time cooking for a group of friends, the first time walking a few kilometers to get a box of Krispy Kreme (doughnuts) and so much more to name. But frankly speaking,  I miss home more. I missed how our shopping malls are operated on long hours and I miss how convenient our transport system is. These are the things that are often overlooked but until you realized that it wasn't there and then you start to miss it. 

And of cause, I came back with my 28kg luggage (excluding my hand carry bag) full of makeup brands that I can't find in Singapore, lots of chocolates, jars of honeys,exotic chili sauces, bars of handmade soaps and souvenirs for the friends and family.

Damage to wallet was around SGD X000. Haha yes, a lot T_T Speaking about my wallet, it got stolen. Oh yeah, that's another "First time..." to my list. 

When we were back in Singapore, I was working away at my part time job while struggling to finish the poster that was due in a week time after the trip. After that period of time, it was all about portfolio building, 3 arms meeting for our gradshow and lots of stuffs going on. (Which roughly explains why I aren't here)

The getaway trip to Thailand was decided really within a short period, like it wasn't planned at all. We just spoke about it, but never really planned it out. Bf and I had to leave a week before my gradshow because that's when he's having his holidays. The trip was slightly shorter (as there wasn't much time for shopping) but the damage to the wallet was so much lighter. 

And I managed to get so much more stuffs! Like more bags, clothes (mainly clothes) and food. Overall, you can say that I prefer Asian countries much better than others. And also not forgetting the bumpy tuk tuk rides, and really yummy Mango rice. -Slurps- 

Sunday, April 28, 2013

[REVIEW] Holika Holika Jewel-light Blusher in 06 Banilla Pink

Hello from Melbourne!

I've pre-scheduled this post to appear while I'm away. (I love this schedule option so much!) To those whom will miss me, do give me a text on my whatsapp before I change my number to a temporary Aussie number. For those who can't reach me, it's ok! Just text me on facebook and I'll try my best to get back to you right after school hours. 

As for today's review, I'm working on Holika Holika Jewel Light Blusher in 06 Banilla Pink (I got my translation from an online store selling these blusher).

I wouldn't really call mine as a blusher. It's more of a highlighter from the range of blusher. I haven't had the chance to take a swatch on my hand but will do it once I find the time to do so (do remind me!) The packaging is very similar to those of Canmake's blusher which is a little flimsy (sad to say).

Colour wise, it worked well enough. I don't have to apply lots of layer to achieve what I wanted. The shimmer effect was good and wasn't too bright or pinkish. Lovely.

Price: $14.90 (I think...)

  • Not too shimmery, works just well
  • Portable
  • Just one layer is sufficient

  • Nothing

Would I recommend it?
Yes, for the price and quality this is a steal!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

[REVIEW] Etude House Eye's Cream Vanilla Moist Eye Cream

3 days to Melbourne

During my last spree from Etude House, I bought another eye cream which totally caught my eye because of it's super cute packaging. (Yeah, I'm a sucker for cute packaging too) Anyway, I needed an eye cream cause' the previous one wasn't suitable for me. Here goes the review!

Interior of the box when opened up. It's so cute and pretty!
Exterior of the box
Eye cream in stick form

When I was looking out for an eye cream to replace the last one I had, I was looking at things that were really creamy (thus eye cream right?) The last one I had came from The Body Shop, Nutriganics Smoothing Eye Cream, which wasn't bad at all. I had to changed it after my colleagues told me that it was too strong for someone my age. 

Attracted by it's cute packaging (and also the awesome discount from my friend!) I picked up the Vanilla Moist version. It also comes in another 'flavour'(?) or rather scent which is the Mint Cooling version. For me, I needed something which provides moisture to my the area under my eyes, so I went for the moisturizing one. When applied, it's cooling and it felt like it had melted into your skin.

Price: Below $20. I can't recall the exact price. >_<


  • Does it's job of moisturizing my eyes area
  • Small and handy to bring around (if you need to)
  • Stick form, clean and hygienic
  • Not suitable for aging skin
  • light effect

Would I recommend it?
If you are young (which I mean by below 25), it does it's job of keeping the eye area moisturized to prevent fine lines from forming. So go for it!
If you are above 25, I think this wouldn't have much effect since it's light and the moisturizing effect wouldn't be as strong as what you would require.