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 


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

Saturday, August 2, 2014

#ShellTokidoki x Hello Kitty

I've only been working in my office for the past 1.5 months and already people know that I absolutely love Hello Kitty. I mean, what's there NOT to love? She's adorable, she's super cute and she manages to looks great in any outift/getup!

I'm sure y'all have been noticing big banners around town at all them Shell Petrol Stations but recently, Hello Kitty has done a wee collaboration with Tokidoki and have come up with 10 SUPER CUTE Hello Kitty x Tokidoki figurines! Thank you Shell Select for bringing in these super adorable babies! 

Which is your favourite? I think Mini Cactus Kitty is the most adorable hehe

Anyway, just before I left for my trip to Hong Kong, I was sent a couple of these super cute Hello Kitty x Tokidoki figurines as well as an awesome Limited Edition Collector's Kit! These Hello Kitties come in blind boxes and the main objective of these blind boxes is to stir up that sense of excitement and anticipation cause you won't find one which Hello Kitty you're getting until you actually open it! :D 

I was lucky enough to be sent two as follow: 

Rocket Kitty

Cactus Kitty
Hello Kitty Power!!
 I was also given another blind box courtesy of a cousin, and I was super pleased to get:
Cupid Kitty!! HOW CUTE IS THIS hehe Can also be used as a keychain leh.

So altogether, I now have 3 out of the 10 available kitties! Which makes me a very happy Hello Kitty fan. In case you were wondering how you can purchase these awesome Hello Kitties, it is really simple: 

These Hello Kitty x Tokidoki Blind Boxes are available exclusively at Shell Select convenience store nationwide (EVERYWHERE basically) until the 31st of August 2014.
Each blind box is priced at only RM9 each, and can be purchased with:
• A minimum purchase of RM6 worth of Shell Select Products 
(excludes Tobacco, Alcohol, E-pay, Touch n Go & Lubricants)
at any Shell Select convenience store.
• Any purchase of Shell Select monthly promotion items

If you were wondering, "How am I going to store all these Hello Kitty x Tokidoki figurines?". Well, Shell Select's also thought about that for you! 

You can also get an exclusive Hello Kitty x Tokidoki Collector's Kit at RM25 with 50 BonusLink points!

Here's what the Hello Kitty x Tokidoki Collector's Kit looks like: 

Here's my little small collection hehe:

And here are some pictures of me posing with my super cute Hello Kitty x Tokidoki Figurines. Please ignore the tired eyes, was after a long day at work hehe

Also, just so you know,  there is an INSTAGRAM Contest going on right now where the GRAND PRIZE winner gets a chance to win a FULL SET of these Shell Hello Kitty x Tokidoki figurines! What a prize right? 

All you have to do is: 

1) Post a picture of your Hello Kitty x Tokidoki figurine in a CREATIVE LOCATION and post it on INSTAGRAM.
2) Hashtag #ShellTokidoki in your caption..
and Voila! You'll be in the running to win the awesome prize. What's even better is that 3 weekly winners are chosen so that just UPS your chances at winning! :D and a Grand Prize Winner will be chosen at the end of the contest which is on the 31st of August 2014! 

The 3 weekly winners will win awesome Shell Select Premiums and the Grand Prize Winner (as I have mentioned) will win the full set of Hello Kitty x Tokidoki Figurines! :D 

I think that's pretty darn good, I'm going to also participate in this hehe. Just gotta find a super creative way to take photos of my figurine. HEHE 

Good luck to everyone who's wanting to participate, you've still got a whole month to do so! And I think it's a pretty darn good way to score a whole set of Hello Kitties :D hehe 

Hope you've enjoyed this post and have had a great Saturday and a better Sunday ahead. 

Lots of love,
Amelia x

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

HKG July 2014

Got home at midnight from a delayed AirAsia flight but nevertheless I am still so thankful I got to make it to Hong Kong over the long Hari Raya weekend (Friday to Tuesday). The trip was short and sweet, and definitely definitely appreciated at this time of the year. 

Here are some visuals from my trip.We did quite a bit in 5D/4N. Spent a whole day in TST shopping as well, so that was great. Been meaning to check out Innisfree and Stylenanda/3CE so I am happy I got to do that. Also managed to find Banilla and co in Sasa so woohoo :) 

Spend Sunday having a really nice dimsum brunch and a BBQ party the rest of the day and then Monday came along and we spent it at Disneyland. My first ever Disneyland! So glad I got to go with Yat Jun. :) Well, he brought me to my first, I hope I go to many others with him too hehe. 

Then Tuesday came, and my heart got heavy and we said our goodbyes. Hopefully will be seeing him soon though! #LDRwoes

Baby got us matching mozzie bands which was really cute cause they said "Hey, don't bite me please." haha

So happy to see Mickey and Minnie

Can you spot my handsome man?

Last meal in HKG

I love this face so much.

My favourite meal of the trip.

And to everyone else, Selamat Hari Raya and I hope you've enjoyed some of these visuals :) 

I'll be back soon to blog about some friends I received last week :D hehe 

Lots and lots of love,
Amelia x