Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Italy Visuals

Verona and Venice













Can I just go back to those good holiday days? 

Amelia xxx

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Worst day of 2014

It's been a while since I've posted anything personal, but tbh I have been so caught up with life  I've not even had time to sit down and read about new beauty products that's out and about awaiting me..

Anyway today's been a pretty disastrous day so I thought I'd make a note of it on my blog. Haha! It's been a while since I've had terrible days. Like I used to, but then it sort of stopped for a bit because I was too busy to get involved in shitty things but today. DAMN SON! It's been a while. I almost didn't know how to deal with it.

You know what's worst than being called out on all your bad habits.. or bad character.. it's being called out on it in person, out loud, in the open. And, not in a joking way or non-negative way and definitely not in a way that that person wanted you to feel OK about it. I mean, it's okay if that person wants to call you out on it but is not 100% there to make you feel like shit. But nope. Nope. Nope. Like as if I needed that "gentle" reminder of what an imperfect person I am and how all my efforts to change are completely futile seeing as I'm still being called out on this. 

THEN, to make matter worst on the way home today. (I swear my eyesight is failing me)  but I didn't see an uncle on a motorcycle coming my way while I did my usual left turn omw home. Wow. DAMN. This uncle be mad. He stopped my car and SCREAMED at me for a good 15 minutes (all completely in BM and it's not my strongest language in the world) and all I kept saying was Sorry, tak nampak. Sorry. Sorry. I think I must've said SORRY like 15 million times and he kept screaming at me saying, "Sorry, buat apa????" and he repeated that like 20 million times. SERIOUSLY. What is up with these people. I say sorry OK lo. Not like I actually hit you. KNNCCB. And then he was like "Sorry for what, if there's a dead body what are you going to do." WALAO. Obvs there is no dead body so what DO YOU WANT ME TO DO? Argh.

Also, I come home to my car insurance waiting to be paid. #nuffsaid

#worldwhatdoyouwantfromme
#soclosetogivinguptoday
#thankgodtheresonly4morehoursoftoday
#lettomorrowbeabetterday

Damn, I've missed typing out loud on this space. Haha.  I am super excited bout this weekend! hanging out with muh gurl Swan on Sats and Alli on Sun. SO HOORAY. I can't wait. Even if I am already broke as fuuuuuuuuh.

Lots of love,
Amelia.

Monday, October 20, 2014

My M.A.C Army (as of 20th October 2014) + Swatches

I remember the first time I was captured by the M.A.C lipstick stands and the vast array of colours.. they were a sight to behold. To be honest, I'm still crazy awed by all the colours and variety of them lipsticks in M.A.C and my ultimate dream is to own every single one of them.. and the holder too. IMAGINE THEM IN MY ROOM ON MY NIGHTSTAND/VANITY. Damn son, it'll be so magical to wake up to them err'day. 

Today I will be typing about my modest collection of M.A.C lippies.. and leg swatches (only because it is SO much easier to take photos of my leg rather than my arm.... since I don't actually have a model lol) 

It took me ages to figure out if I should group them by colour, finish  or collection but I have decided that I will group them by colour. That way, I'll know which colour group I'm lacking in the most. Hehe 

Don't they look like soldiers?
Cue: Destiny Child's Soldier song. LOL
Them REDS


 (L-R) 

Amplified Roxo from the Pedro Lorenço Collection, Huggable Lip Colour in Red Necessity, Matte Ruby Woo, Lustre Cockney, Satin Sa La Vie


Swatches - With Flash (R-L as opposed to L-R as above)

Swatches - No Flash

Them PURPLES


(L-R) 

Satin Rebel, Matte Heroine, Lustre Plumful, Lustre Pink Popcorn, Amplified Saint Germain

Fun Fact #1: Saint Germain was given to me by Allisan.. it's a super barbie pink and it makes me look tan! 

 Fun Fact #2: I have a Pure Heroine from the Lorde collection waiting for me somewhere cause Diana got one for me! :D So excited to try it out, it's meant to be an even deeper purple compared to Heroine. Also, I ADORE Lorde, so anything to do with her, I love already. Haha

Swatches - With Flash

Swatches - Without Flash

Them CORALS/ORANGES

 (L-R)

Cremesheen Crosswires, Amplified Vegas Volt, Lustre Dreaming Dahlia, Amplified Morange, Sheen Supreme Gotta Dash! 
 
Fun Fact #3: Morange was the first ever bright lippie in my entire collection (including everything non-M.A.C as well) I remember wearing it a lot to University and being shy abt having a bright lip. Hehe.
Swatches - With Flash
Swatches - No Flash

Them PINKS


(L-R) 

Cremesheen Lickable, Amplified Impassioned, Matte Candy Yum-Yum, Huggable Lip Colour in Love Beam, Viva Glam Nicki Satin, Lustre Flamingo

Fun Fact #4: Candy Yum-Yum was discontinued for a while but brought back when M.A.C allowed their consumers to choose which discontinued colour to bring back! :D This neon pink won and I had to have it hehe

Fun Fact #5: Yes that Viva Glam is for Nicki Minaj (who I am a huge fan of) and yes, I only bought it because it was Nicki Minaj. HAHA It's a pretty colour tho, I should really use it more often. 

Swatches - With Flash

Swatches - Without Flash

Them NUDES


(L-R)

Cremesheen FanFare, Amplified Chatter Box, Lustre Patisserie, Cremesheen Creme Cup, Cremesheen Creme D'Nude 

Fun Fact #6: Creme D'Nude is my FIRST ever M.A.C lipstick puchased and turns out to be the least suitable colour for me in my collection. Lol. I was conned cause the colour looked so good on a friend of mind, so I bought it but upon trying it on.. I've been asked if I am sick cause I look so pale. Lol 
 
Swatches - With Flash
Swatches - No Flash
Hope you enjoyed this little inlook (???) into my modest collection of M.A.C Lipsticks. If you ask me, my favourite finish has to be Lustre. Only because it's mostly moisturizing and easy to apply. I also LOVE the Huggable Lip Colours but unfortunately I managed to grab only 2 colours out of the 6 (if I am not mistaken) and that will forever be on my "THINGS I REGRET" list.. #over

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On other personal news, I'll be back in Brunei and re-united with my fur babies in about.. 2 sleeps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  SUPER super SUPER excited I cannot even. Haven't seen them in about half a year, so that's always exciting. Hehe 

Hope everyone is well and have a Happy Deepavali!

Lots of love,
Amelia xo

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Catch-up

Did not blog for the entire month of September 2014 and  I feel terrible, sort of.. but then again, life has been so terribly busy for me. Not to mention, was completely bed ridden for a good week, down with tonsillitis  and flu and you know, the works. I don't get sick often but when I do, it's always something terrible. Ha ha ha. And then we had our quarter close which meant a 12 day work-week which was tiring, yes, but it wasn't really bad. Just spent so much time in the office. TBH, I think I do spend more time in the office than I do back home, which isn't very healthy...... lol

Will be flying back to Bruland in a week and oh my friggin days, I honestly cannot wait to get on that AirAsia flight, sit my ass down for a good 2 hours and 10 minutes and be on Bruneian soil once again. I have been missing home so much and my babies even more. The first thing I want to eat is kolo mee pok and kolo wanton. Like actually, I don't know why they don't do kolo wantons here. My favourite forever. Also, have told my momma that I want to eat her char kway teow and prawn noodles. Then, after that I want to eat C.A Mohammad's roti telur bawang with kurma curry. I CANNOT WAIT. 

Also, about three weeks ago. I went for a little hair makeover and got all my locks chopped off and dyed a fresh new colour. I say it like i got a pixie cut or summin' but I only got a bob above my chin and okay I know it's my own hair but i am really happy with the cut. It's easy to manage and i can part it any way i want although i do stick to the side part more often only because I do have the whole hamster cheek situation.. Haha 

Currently completely addicted to Taylor Swift's cover of Riptide by Vance Joy on BBC1 Live Lounge. I AM OBSESSED. I actually do prefer her version to the original but I can be biased because we all know what a swiftie I am :D 

"I want to be your left-hand man." (Or woman in my case.. - not that I want to be anybody's lol I'm just saying.)

This weekend is going to be super! There's a party on Friday night and I'll be seeing a couple of people I haven't seen in forever and then running some errands on Saturday and catching Magic! As well. I LOVE BUSY WEEKENDS. I live for them. I do. 

I hope everyone reading this is doing well and is having a good mid-October. How fast does time fly right?! 2.5 months and 2015 will be here and I am looking forward to 2015 soooooo hard. This year has been a little tough on me but overall still quite good. Grateful for everything that has happened cuz I truly believe everything really does happen for a reason. So it's all good :) 

While I am at it, I think I can finally put it out there, it's been a good two months but I think I can finally put it out here officially. Some of you will know, and some of you would've guessed it but Jun and I have split up. I'd say it was a pretty "calm" break-up.. I mean I say it was calm but obviously there was a fair share of crying and eye bags and hating life for a moment.. Haha but it's all good now. We had a lot a lot of good memories and he taught me a lot about myself and have had a fair share in moulding me into the person I am now and for that I will always be grateful to have had him in my life. We had a good almost-3 years together and just so much good times. We say, it was just the wrong time in life and whatever is meant to happen, will happen and vice versa, if it's not meant to happen.. It won't no matter how much we want it. Either way, thought I'd just throw this out there hahaha... :) 

Yup okay. I think I've summarized my last couple of week quite well lol. 

Hope everyone's well and happy. 

Lots of love,
Amelia xxx


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Body Shop Colour Crush Lipstick in #18

Hello everyone, been a while since my last post but so much has happened this past week and I'm still trying to recollect my life around it but everything's going well and almost, almost going according to plan (I emphasize on almost because when does anything ever go according to plan, right?)

Actually, it is this week that I learned.. you can plan all your want for the future and plan every single detail to the little tiniest bits and pieces.. and life will still surprise you and suddenly those plans don't work so well any more.

Lesson to learn: just go with the flow and live life as it is. Don't sweat over the small stuff, they will all come in due time. Everything is going to be okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.

Anyway, today I thought I'd blog about thoughts on my absolute favourite MLBB lipstick at the moment! The Body Shop Colour Crush Lipstick in #18.






Let me tell you about this amazing lipstick. Not only is it ULTRA moisturizing (literally, it will glide on your lips like a DREAM), to the point where I don't even need to use an extra lipbalm or chapstick.. the colour is sheer but totally buildable and it is super affordable at less than RM50 from Body Shop nationwide!

The longevity of the lipstick is also decent for a sheer formula, and it stains the lips beautifully, not leaving that weird outline on your lip. (Y'all know what I'm talking about!) haha 

I am already halfway done with it but I am definitely, definitely repurchasing it again when it's finished! I love it so much, I think I am going to try the other colours as well. Hehe 

Here's how it looks like swatched on my lips:

Very light everyday pink
And here it is with my everyday-work-makeup:



Hope you've enjoyed this short post! 

Do you have a favourite MLBB lipstick that you would like to share? Let me know in the comments below! :D 

xoxo
Amelia

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

You too, can wear a Bodycon Dress!

I know, homegirl be feeling all body conscious the minute the word "bodycon" is involved in any piece of garment. Truth to be told, I am really body conscious, so very rarely, you'll see me in a bodycon dress!

However, I've been thinking of some ways that could definitely encourage people like myself to be more confident in wearing anything with the word bodycon in it!

*Note: If you are going to be wearing a bodycon dress/skirt, please please PLEASE remember to wear seamless underwear. Nobody wants to see that VPL of yours!*
  • If you're midsection heavy (I am!), dark colours will definitely play a huge part in trying to cover up that tumtum of yours. Or get some girdles.. or high waisted underwear.. (just sayin') so you can tuck in the belly. Even better if you can find patterned ones (your bodycon dress/skirt -- not your underwear, although you can totes go ahead and wear them patterned underwear too :D)! I always feel like the patterns distract people's eyes from what you're trying to cover up.
  • If you're arm heavy (is there a word to describe this?) go for long sleeves or 3/4 sleeves or even short sleeves. Personally, I really like the whole 3/4 sleeve look!  Mostly cause you can still accessorize and people can still see them whilst covering my buffalo arms. HAHA
  • If anything, you can also go for colour blocking. This can apply to both skirts and dresses. It can totally have a slimming affect and let you cheat those curves! 
  • If you're shy about them legs, there's always the option of mini, midi and maxi bodycon dresses/skirts! Perfect for any occasion, and it's always sexy enough to look smart. 
See how the pattern would be able to distract your eyes from any section that you're trying to hide? I say this cause I wanted to say, see how you are so distracted by the print you don't see her tummy. But she has a flat tummy... LOL

Colour blocking like this is perfect, cause it give you them curves! Makes the waist look super tiny!!

Totally work appropriate and the detailing is uber cute!
The best part about bodycon garments is that because it's so skin-tight, it's always perfect to throw on a cardigan or a blazer over the top! Without it making you look frumpy or like you have too much clothes on. Also, usually the material they use is super breathable and thin so most definitely some could do with an outerwear :D In terms of skirts, you can always pair them up with a crop top, or an oversized top or even just a flowy blouse (like the one above) since your bottom is going to be nicely defined anyway :D

Anyway, I came up with this post after having seen some super nice bodycon dresses/skirts on Zalora! (that's where all them pics above are from-- and some that I am seriously considering adding to my wardrobe HEHE). Once I get my bodycon dress, I will definitely be OOTDing it someday hehe.

Tell me what's your favourite way to pull off anything Bodycon! I'm sure we can all learn a tip or two from each other.

Hope everybody's week is going well!

Lots of love
Amelia xo


Bytes-Infinitum 1st GIVEAWAY Winner!

Aloha everyone!

I know this is SUPER SUPER delayed, considering the deadline was the 30th of June 2014.. I apologize, been so busy with my work and life in general but anyway, seeing as how I had 9 participants in THIS giveaway, I've decided to go with a random number generator!

 

...JENG JENG JENG and #6 goes to:


Congrats Aster! I will contact you shortly and figure out the best way to get the brush over to you.

Thank you to everyone who participated in my wee' giveaway, and I'll definitely have more in the future (hopefully.. haha!)

Lots of love,
Amelia xo

Saturday, August 9, 2014

3CE XXX, Kiss Woo, Pink Boom and Showtime

After months and months of lusting over Stylenanda's Instagram account.. when I knew I was flying to Hong Kong, I knew I HAD to visit their shop. Not for their clothes though, god knows just how impossible it would be for me to pull of their style (even though I would very much love) but more onto their make-up brand: 3CE/ 3 Concept Eyes. Don't ask me what meaning does the name "3 Concept Eyes" carry because I don't even know.. they don't only focus on Eye Products too, if you're confused by the name :P 

I had already ONE item from 3CE which was their Lip Lacquer in Pink Boom, courtesy of the most amazing Allisan who bought it whilst she was in Korea. And I love it. I'll get more onto this later. 

This time, I picked up 3 items. Two lipsticks, XXX and Kiss Woo, and one more lip lacquer called Showtime
(L-R: XXX, Kiss Woo, Pink Boom, Showtime)
First off, can I just talk about how beautiful and simple their packaging is? The hot pink ones are a little new (if I am not mistaken) but I love it. They look and feel so sleek!

XXX and Kiss Woo
Before I go on, I know you will be wondering cause it was what Jun was wondering too when I picked these two colours: dafug Amelia, they're both the same shade! Yes, I will not deny that they look similar.. yes, they're both dark reds........... 

But I've been looking for dark reds ever since Maleficent came out! I am actually really obsessed with the dark red lips look. SO NICE! and Vampish! (Not that I want to look like a vampire, but you get the gist) and really, they're both very different reds once worn on the lips!
 
Okay, let's talk about XXX first. It's a very nice brownish-red. And it is mega moisturizing! Much to my surprise since I have been hearing lots of negative reviews bout 3CE's lipsticks. It is probably due to the different colours and their different finishes. This one is definitely matte, but it's so creamy and such a dream to apply! I feel like it looks almost like blood since it's not super bright or blue-toned..


On the lips- without a lipliner. Also, this colour is super long-lasting hehe
 Moving on to Kiss Woo, which is a move blue-toned red and also similar consistency in that it is not drying and a dream to apply! I also feel that in certain lightings it can look a little pinkish. Totally nice to wear on a date I feel! hehe

Ugh, love the packaging so much.
See what I mean when I say it is a little pinkish? :)
 Here, you can see the difference! :D I really like both colours and feel they will complement different occassions/outfits!
L - XXX, R- Kiss Woo.
Moving on to their lip lacquers.. now, I don't quite know how to explain the consistency of these. They apply like a gloss, but they dry matte and stain your lips quite well. It's lovely to wear when you don't want to re-apply too many times. I LOVE THEM. I admit they can be a tad drying.. but pop a lip balm on after they've dried down and you really shouldn't have a problem with them!

Left- Showtime, Right - Pink Boom



Didn't take individual shots of the lip lacquers cause.. I didn't quite know how to.. LOL But here are them on my lips: 

Showtime is a really really bright coral colour, nothing like I've ever experienced! One coat is enough to cover your entire lips and these colours are mega opaque as well! And it really does brighten my face when I wear it I feel. :P


Pink Boom is a really bright fuchsia. Which is great to jazz up any outfits. I've always felt that fuchsia's really my kind of colour, purplish, pinkish and oh-so-pretty :D hehe 


And a swatch of all 4 colours on my arm side-by-side: 


Overall, I am really really happy to be able to add these lovely lip products to my collection! Right now, Stylenanda only has shops in Korea (obviously) and Hong Kong and while I am hoping they will branch out to SEA soon.. (KL FIRST PLEASE), if you're interested in trying them out yourself, sites like LUXOLA and HERMO has them albeit priced a little higher than what I bought them for.


Have YOU tried any other 3CE products? If you have, and have a favourite please let me know in the comments below! I also bought their full cover concealer, but have yet to try it out yet and I'm excited!

I hope you've enjoyed this post. First time ever taking pictures of my lips (not the best looking ones out there I'm afraid. Really fat uneven bottom lips but a girl's gotta work with what she has! hehe). I'll hopefully do more lip product review's in the coming future cause it where my heart is really set in. 

Lots of love, and hope y'all having a great weekend,
Amelia xox