I just came back from a photo shoot and I really loved how my makeup showed in photos. Decided to share with you guys the products I have used today. I have listed down all products I used in detail. If you're wondering how a certain product will look on the skin this is it!

These pictures were taken right after I came home, haven't blotted my face all day at 11am this morning.  That's 10 hours of wear! (FYI: I have oily and blemish prone skin) No photoshop or editing done.

Foundation: MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC20
Concealer: ZA Concealer Perfection in 1
Face powder: Maybelline Pure Mineral 2-way cake foundation in OC2 (as seen here)
Bronzer: Elf Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder
Blusher: Daiso Neo Colour (no idea what shade)
Highlight: Body Shop Roseflower Radiance Stick in 01, Monoplay Baked Powder

Brows: Daiso Winwax eyebrow pencil in Grey, Maybelline Brow Definist in 01 Dark Brown
Eyeshadow primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
MAC eyeshadow in Cork (base colour)
MAC eyeshadow in Satin Taupe (outer half of eyelid)
MAC eyeshadow in Rice Paper (inner corners and under brow)
MAC eyeshadow in Carbon (outer crease)
Loreal Colour Appeal eyeshadow in Pink Lust (inner half of eyelid), Dark chocolate (lower outer lid)
Eyeliner: Loreal Super Liner in Black, MAC Eyekohl in Smolder
Mascara: Maybelline Cat Eyes mascara

Lips: (wore off by the time I reached home. But anyway...)
MAC Viva Glam lipstick in Gaga 2
MAC Lipglass in Viva Glam Gaga

Who says beauty is effortless? It takes so much work! But I enjoy every second of it. This face took me about one hour...

Hopefully this helped some of you who has intention to purchase any of the products listed. Feel free to ask me any questions about application/ colour payoff etc. I'd be happy to help!



Clockwise: Ribbon earrings - Diva, bangle, 3/4 pants, necklace all from m(phosis)

A few of my current favourites from m(phosis). I had to include the silver earrings cause they're too pretty! I'm obsessed over anything snake print and gun metal currently.

Have been feeling down lately and almost defeated by life, leaving me with little energy and motivation to get things done. It's the monsoon season and I can hardly get home without damaging my leather shoes. Should I blame it on the weather for being drawn towards monochromatic hues?


Rainbow Effect

Went ahead to do my nails earlier this week to pamper myself. It's only my third manicure throughout my entire life!

My first was a french manicure for prom night, from Milly's of Far East Plaza and the service was expensive yet disappointing. That was 2 years ago. And then I never went for manicures till recently, I was introduced to Cinderella (level 4 if I'm not wrong) from Far East Plaza. I'm so happy with their results! An express manicure costs only $4 for student; does everything from cutting, shaping, base coat, colour to top coat. Customized designs are at $6.

My recent $6 manicure (Black base + 'Rainbow Effect' by O.P.I)
I'm so upset that I have to remove it right now because I'll be working this weekend and Loreal only allows light coloured nails. :(

Anyway, if you happen to be at Plaza Singapura this weekend, come by the counter in Carrefour and say hi!


Making A Little Storage

I'm running out of face powder so I did a little shopping and... I decided to get Maybelline's Pure Mineral two-way Cake! Finally got my hands on this skin loving foundation.

Some of you would have known that I work part time for Loreal (and Maybelline). During my work, I would try out products after products and this has caught my attention since its launch early this year. Mineral makeup in pressed form? Incredible! Never will I experience 'powder-works' in the morning as I do my makeup.

I have not tried on the product on my face yet but the product seems to be extra fine when blended onto the back of my hand (as compared to my current - ZA). Shall do a review in the near future.

Anyway, for those who are interested in this two-way cake, get it now! You will find them in most drugstores along with a limited edition foundation case! Plus, it's retailing for $19.90 which means the foundation case comes free. Original packaging sells the case and refill separately.



Refill. For those who are interested, I am an OC2 (slightly darker than my natural skin colour)

I really love the packaging. Call me a hoarder if you want, I guiltily admit finding difficulty in throwing away boxes (especially perfume boxes)... 

But guess what, I can make them useful instead, right? E.g. I use used tissue boxes as compartments in my drawer. Let's just say I'm doing my part for the environment!

How to make a lipstick holder:

From left to right:

1. Measure the centre of box and draw a continuing straight line on all sides.
2. Cut 3 sides of the box, leaving one side untouched.
3. Secure loose parts with clear tape.
4. Choose a wrapping paper. For my case, I tore out a page from Cath Kidston magazine.
5. Wrap your box like as if you would for a present.
6. For a finishing touch, I used green tape to conceal the exposing white part.

You're done!

My little lipstick holder fits all my M.A.C lippies and other favourites!


The Lady is a Tramp

Here's a duet by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. I LOVE IT! Lady Gaga looks stunning in her sea green hair, she's like a chameleon that looks differently everyday and does different things all the time. Jazz? She nailed it anyway.


Hello, new shoes

Guess what arrived today?

Jeffrey Campbell Lana Fab in Cat Tapestry!

I was overjoyed and at shock when I got my very first pair of JCs. I've spent over year admiring the classic Litas in every style imaginable, on Lookbook, blogs, streets etc. Can't describe how happy I am to finally wear my very own.

The prettiest shoe box I have ever seen in my life.

Why this? When there are so many other styles out there? In fact, the Cosmic Lita was on top of my list! I also loved Clinic and maybe Maddow for every day wear. But I simply couldn't resist the combination of kitties and that curved heel. I knew I had to get it.

The shoes are larger than expected. They are very heavy (heavier than Dmarts) and bulky looking. The volume and shape will make everyone's feet look bigger. Boyfriend says it's shaped like a lobster claw and I had to agree! These shoes is not for everyone. For a moment I was wondering if I could ever wear them out to take a bus or walk along the streets of my neighborhood without looking awkward.

Details of shoe:

For me, the sizing runs bigger by 1 US size. So I am a true US8.5 (EUR39) and ordered mine at US9 cause there wasn't half size. My shoes are 1cm bigger but was minimized by tightening of laces. Therefore, if you are getting your own and in doubt, go half a size smaller! Go half size up if you have wide feet. :)

JC Lana Fab is 5 inches tall with 2 inches platform. With the additional help of cuffed ankles, laces and chunky heel, my shoes are extremely comfortable to walk in. I'm not even lying, even my mom tried on and said it's comfy! Mom described them as "Lady Gaga shoes". The shoes has inner leather sole and lining. I do wish that the heels were darker and stacked instead of the light brown. Besides this there is nothing else I can complain about!

Print found in the shoe box.

I get so thrilled just by thinking of outfits to go with. It's a really daring design so I'd probably go with maxi skirts or jeans with a plain top and outerwear. These shoes go better with legs covered in my opinion.

In case you're wondering. I purchased my shoes through a Solestruck spree by Smoochiezz and received them in exactly 3 week's time. The service provided by Smoochiezz was excellent and very informed, except that I had follow a fixed currency exchange rate of 1.42(USD). If you want to save cost, I'll suggest combining orders with a friend since Solestruck ships free for orders above USD$199.

I'm in love!


The Invisible Shoe

The amazing footwear concepts of Andreia Chaves are at once artistic and mathematic.  While studying form, texture and visual effects in Florence, Italy, Chaves created a range of wildly geometric shoes from unconventional materials.  The “Invisible Shoe”, above, is an asymmetrically mirrored low-cut boot, reflecting its surroundings and making the color of the world a part of your wardrobe.

The new Invisible Shoe isn’t as reflective as the mirrored version, it instead provides a nude view of the foot within.  The black structural lines are reminiscent of futuristic fishnets, while the design itself has the sharp geometry that we’d normally see on a Lamborghini.

Source: 12

Oh my God. Will go wrap my shoes with aluminium foil now.


Entrer En Collision

Models: Miranda & Daniel.N(Carrie Models)
Photography: Stuart.C
Makeup: Uli Chan
Wardrobe: Oh So Fickle

Daniel's makeup was done by me. Miranda's did her own makeup. How talented is she? A model, her own MUA and she owns an online shop too!

For viewing of full photo series, please visit Holly Macaroni. Do support! 



Top, necklace, cuff - m(phosis) | Jeans - Forever 21 | Heels - New Look

ULTRA steep suede heels from New Look, inspired by Miu Miu


Lately, I've been wearing nothing but metallic jewelry. I have a collection of jewelry that looks uniform - chains/ beads/ silvers. I'm obsessed! The necklace is a short multi-chain with translucent 'rocks'. the bangle is an exact duplicate of Topshop's, except in different colour and a much more reasonable price.

Hair and makeup inspired by Mila Kunis. Reference photo: 

Source: http://www3.pictures.stylebistro.com/gi/Mila+Kunis+Updos+Loose+Bun+gqsslq5Do-5l.jpg


A little sneak peek of studio shoot earlier today! I was so lucky to work with two wonderful models from opposite ends of the world - Miranda and Daniel (from Carrie models).

Stay tuned! Pictures will be up very soon. Can't wait!

Makeup inspired by Selena Gomez

The makeup on my face was inspired by Selena Gomez's Love You Like a Love Song music video! In the video, Selana has on intense purple eyes that was contrasted with tangerine lips. I decided to recreate her look because purple is my favourite colour. Plus, I'm probably never going to wear this look in public so I went all out at home. ;b

A picture for your reference:
Source: http://video.agaclip.com/w=G0xf6-Y4WVe

My recreated look:

You like?

It'll be a long list if I were to list down all the products used because I just grabbed and try whatever that works. In short:

Face - Matte foundation, highlight&contour, bronzing, light blush
Eyes: 2-3 shades of purple, black eyeshadow, eyeliner, false lashes
Lips: Lined, tangerine lip colour