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Friday, April 11, 2014

tress tales: from braided to beachy

I could say that hair styling is my Achilles' heel. I don't know why but it's something I really struggle to be good at. As much, and may be more, as other women say they would love to learn how to put on eye makeup as prettily and boldly as I do, I'd be so thrilled to be mentored to be even decent at taming my own mane and maybe even make it look interesting. So I really consider it a treat when I sport a beautiful hairstyle.

Last Sunday, I sang for the children service at our church - Hope Church Singapore. The worship team, made up of musicians and singers, can consult with the image ministry to check how they look before they come on stage and minister to God's people through praise and worship. I'm very glad and privileged to be a part of both these teams - as a singer for the worship team and a makeup artist in the image ministry. In the image ministry, there is this sister that's got mad braiding skills. Her name is Jhess. When I asked her to put up my hair so it won't fall on my face while we're jumping up & down while singing and at the same time make it look adorable, she delivered that and wowed me when she worked her hands on my locks!

I'm not familiar with braid styles but I don't think I could do even a very simple and neat french braid haha. I love how she made it look appropriate for ministering to kids without looking overly childish. In fact, I think she made me look innocently pretty lol! When she was done, I kept asking her if it's really done because it was finished in 5 minutes! Brilliant! I envy her skills! I really believe we all have God-given special gifts. (^__^)

When I came home from the service though, I became sad because I was so not looking forward to unraveling my locks. (T__T) Boohoo, I will lose the pretty braid. But lo and behold! I was pleasantly shocked when it looked effortlessly beautiful when I undo the braid!

*pardon the naked face* :P

To be honest, I never imagined myself looking good with crimped beach hair. I always see my face bulging when I introduce waves or curls on my hair. This though very much reminded me of this look:

*taken from pinterest.com*

Albeit her waves are comparatively larger but the effect is similar - effortlessly sexy! Now, I'm feeling determined and inspired to try harder at this hair styling business. 

Care to share what hair style spices up your monotonous hair life? 

Blessed and restful weekend everyone!

Monday, April 7, 2014

food - no, wait - "shoes" for thought?

I know this blog is dedicated to makeup but in the recent months, I can't help but be obsessed with shoes like never before. I'm the type of gal that can live on two pairs of shoes - one for work and another for going out. But lately, I've purchased boots, wedges and flats. I guess I'm a late bloomer when it comes to discovering my taste in fashion. Or perhaps am reinventing myself. Whatever it may be, my feet are pretty happy. Although, as always, my wallet isn't. LOL

I'm not sure what it is that attracts me specifically to a certain type of shoe yet but I know I'm staying true to myself with my choices. Take for example these:

Usual thing that comes to my mind when it comes to buying shoes is, "Can I use it for work?" No surprises there. But I must say, I'm tired of wearing black shoes all the time. Bright colored footwear is a very good topic to break the ice with a colleague you bumped in the hallway. (^_~) And if you know me, I love colorful stuff!

Sometimes I want to be comfortable and boring (read: blends with crowd) but not really. This shoe fits that perfectly. It's black but it's studded. Ordinary but not ordinary. I know, it's a tug of war.

Other days, I want to feel effortlessly Grecian princess-looking (even in my early 30s haha). These are just perfect for those flowy Grecian or maxi dresses. Very chic without really trying. The color is not so harsh too. Love 'em.

For hanging out with my family, I usually wear shorts. I don't have great gams so I like dressing myself up by putting on interesting and structured comfortable shoes. This sandal also showcases beautifully pedicured toenails.

More and more, I also buy shoes when they are trending. Not to impress anyone but usually to be in tune with the season and wearing the right shoes at the right time of the season makes perfect sense. Spring is in and summer is almost coming soon. Shoes with colors themed to these seasons really puts a smile on my face!

I think I'm not helping myself by drooling over these online goodies hehe. But I do love shopping online as it's convenient -- i can choose to do it anytime of the day! Hmn, I better ask my hubby now to allow me to use the credit card haha. Off to Zalora.sg! If you like these gorgeous shoes, these babies are from Steve Madden. Oh, you didn't know they're available in Zalora.sg? You're welcome! (^__^) They also have a COD (Cash on Delivery) payment option, how cool is that? Plus, they entertain returns! Waste no time in checking what they offer now! (~_^)

Tell me, are you lemming for some shoe candies for your footsies now? Care to share them with me? I'd love to learn more about shoes!

^Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by Zalora.sg

Friday, March 21, 2014

Dynamic Duo NOTD: Deborah Lippmann On The Beach & Ciaté Kaftan

Fantastic Friday pretty readers! I thought I'd wake up my blog with a short and sweet post. (^_^)

The hubby has been nagging me to clean his toenails for the 3rd time this week. You guessed right, I gave in finally hehe. After doing my wifey duty, I thought, "Why stop there? Slap on some colorful mani!" And so, Deborah Lippmann On The Beach and Ciaté Kaftan united to make me one happy lady!

What seemingly small thing put a smile on your face or perked you up today?

Have a blessed and restful weekend ahead!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Victoria's Secret Semi-Annual Sale

Happy New Year beauties!

To be honest, I'm not sure if I still have readers. I write in, like, interval of months. (sighs) Oh well, if you are reading this now, know that I appreciate the precious time you allot to browse what I've cared to put up here hehe.

Ok, so moving on... There's no surprise in the title - it is about Victoria's Secret. That is not to say I wasn't surprised when I saw this sale ad in my inbox! And indeed a timely and pleasant one! (^_~)

I think it is on the 4th day of the sale that I grabbed some goodies at their branch in Wisma Astria. Here's the loot:

The damage: S$49 for 5 cotton panties! For such great quality, sexy, pretty and most importantly, comfortable undies that's very reasonably priced. Did I mention their sizing makes me feel smaller as well? I'm a medium there hehe. How I wish they carry bras in Singapore as well!

If you are thinking of replenishing or updating your undies wardrobe, waste no more time! Their sale is ending soon so go and run to your nearest VS branch now! You can visit them at 313@Somerset, ION Orchard, JEM, Marina Bay Sands, Resorts World Sentosa and Wisma Astria.

Ready to relax and enjoy the weekend yet? (^__^)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Get ready for the BF!

Yes, it's that day of the year again waited upon by eager shoppers -- Black Friday.

I think it's one of the best times of the year to hoard for almost anything and everything, especially if you're based in the US. Why? Across all kinds, brands and range of products and items there are just so much variety to choose from at highly discounted prices. This "shopping holiday" is strategically practiced just a few days shy from the Christmas gift-giving season so shopping for yourself and loved ones (and may be for your enemies too!) just got a lot more convenient, timely and cost-effective. Good news for Singapore-based gals like us, Black Friday has definitely rubbed off on some local companies who's merrily jumping onto the sales bandwagon. Nowadays, this is even sweeter as the deals are not only available at our favorite or popular department stores and boutiques but available dominantly in online shopping! I'm a busy momma -- what with my crazy workload due to a tightly scheduled ongoing upgrade IT project plus being on wife & mommy mode right after office hours and most importantly meeting & serving God daily -- so online shopping is a no-brainer! If you're like me, you have a wishlist from must visit sites by now to prepare on the 29th. Don't fret though; usually, online sales start a day before or end a day after (or even both for some sites) so there's more time to consider what stuff to get. But if you do want to get the best deals, no harm in getting in line first, right? ;-)

Last year, I only knew of Luxola having a Black Friday sale locally. Even that, I only knew it when it was already going on -- and ending fast! This year, I discovered Zalora has announced they will be having a Black Friday sale daysss in advance. Isn't that awesome? Anticipation building up! With that said, indulge me in showing you this quaint selection that's just a taste of what I would click and put in my cart that day!

for da hubs

for moi dawtie

for my little man

for my beloved Pastor

for girlfriends

and of course a treat for myself!

Like what you see? Subscribe to Zalora now to be the first one in the know once this highly exciting sale kicks off!


29th Nov, come now quick! (^__^)

I may be a stick-to-one wifey but I like variety in shopping! That said, I'm crossing my fingers that these other favorite stores of mine will hold fabulous Black Friday sale too!
1. Luxola - hope I can snatch my wishlist from Tangle Teezer, Skinmiso and Original & Mineral finally!
2. Shopping District - offering Ben Nye, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Sonia Kashuk, TheBalm, Tarte, Smashbox, etc.
3. Beautybay - been eyeing that OSIS Dust It Mattifying Powder for the longest time!
5. Sugarpill - for those ultra bright eyeshadows that suits my signature eye makeup look!

Are you looking forward to this day as I am?! Come, let's fantasize our BF purchases and gab about it!

^Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by Zalora.sg
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