Friday, 31 July 2009
i was on my way to my holiday on wed morning. packing and stuff and i realized i had no cotton to remove my very chipped nail polish. so i dragged myself (and a very reluctant boyfriend) to guardian pharmacy. just as i was walking by the Maybelline display, i was struck.
they had a new mascara out.
ok quick history: i am obsessed with mascara. its my make up crutch. the one thing that i have to have on. without it my face feels so blah. yes. told u i'm obsessive. ;P
yes so Maybelline had a new mascara and immediately, i felt my body being turned around sharply and pushed towards the cotton.
the annoyances of having a strong boyfriend.
well. me is a sneaky one. while he was paying the bill, i rushed over and tried the new wand.
oh-my-goodness. it was so GOOD. i am serious. i normally never blog about products i use coz i assume they just work on certain people and no one can use the same products all over.... but this mascara is sooo good i just have to.
Maybelline UNSTOPPABLE curly extension waterproof, full length curling mascara.
ladies, i tried it on and it was soo easy to apply coz of the shape of the brush. and my my my.. my eyelashes looked so long... i battered them all day. (causing my boyfriend to double into laughter. sheesshhh.... jahat.)
and guess what. its really really waterproof. of all the mascara's i've bought.. when i go swimming, they smudge. this one stayed. even when i used my cleanser on it. IT STAYED. only when i used remover did it wash off. AMAZING.
so i put it to the ultimate test. i used it on my holiday. i applied it in the plane. left it on. showered, swim, shower, swim, before dinner just a few light strokes. next day, still there!!!
and this went on for 5 days!!! it never smudged!! AMAZING.
the only downside is that its tough to take off if u don't have make up remover. but other than that. WOW. i had it on for 5 days and it didn't irritate my skin, my lashes looked full and long. PLUS it gave me amazing photos on the beach.
Wednesday, 29 July 2009
credits to : Zephyr. collegefashion
Lauren Conrad is really popular with college girls. Her style is very cute and mainstream. She sticks to a lot of basics, but always looks clean and put-together. she also has this beautiful boho look which is clean yet absolutely ADoRAble. You can bet that she’ll always be wearing the latest trends as she is one of the most recent bumped-to-fame-by-her-style icon.
J-Hud is naturally gorgeous, dresses her body type so well, and obviously has a great eye/stylist(ha ha) for fashion. Jennifer Hudson is a great example of a woman who makes fashion work for her – she’s not a slave to trends that won’t work on her body, and always dresses her curvy figure right.
Eva Longoria Parker is a great choice for a fashion muse if you’re petite, tanned, and have a classy but sexy sense of style. Eva is always wearing cute dresses, tall high heels, designer sunglasses, and carrying an expensive bag. While you may not be able to buy her 300-dollar Gucci sunglasses, you can check out her style for ideas and buy a similar pair!
High-fashion and experimental, M.I.A.’s sense of personal style can only be described as eclectic. I love her look and give props to anyone who can pull her style off in real life. If you pick her as a fashion inspiration, expect her to always keep you guessing – who knows what this girl will be wearing tomorrow?
Victoria Beckham’s style is very trendy but also classic at the same time. You can always catch her wearing a designer label, and probably carrying a Birkin bag! Some of her outfits are a little questionable, and can lean toward tacky, but you have to hand it to her for always being willing to take a fashion risk!
Tuesday, 28 July 2009
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
Tuesday, 21 July 2009
I'm one of your subscribers and i find myself constantly looking forward to your new post. You must be wondering why i'm writing this mail to you.
Well, I just want to take time to thank you for your informative posts especially the recent one. you have no idea how much it made my day.
As being a pear shaped gal, i always feel insecure about my shape/curve. Silly me! I didn't value what i have! I used to hate my big built (i'm 5'7") and shape until i saw this line in your post : Beauty is all about confidence!
I couldn't agree more with you.. Thanks again for making me realize the truth. Hope you'll post more about pear-shaped gals or curvy Ladies in the future.
this letter made me sniff. i'm so happy i started this blog and that it gives people something to smile about.. this is exactly wat the blog was for.. for people to relate and learn with me. this is a proud moment for me. :)
to all of you who read and give me constant advice and critique, thank you.
to anyone who needs anything. advice, tips or just a listening ear.. drop me a mail. :)
so booty-full babes... flaunt your curves!
Monday, 20 July 2009
somewhere along history, women were told that if we weren't stick thin...
we weren't beautiful.
2. how to stick your fingers in unsightly places.. your throat!
trust your instincts. beauty is all about confidence. just coz some hot shot designer says his skinny model is the mona lisa of the new age, doesn't mean he's right. it means he needs his head examined.
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
1. high heels are good for your sex life.
Experts found that wearing a 3-inch heel strengthened pelvic muscles, also increasing their ability to contract--it's an effortless, on-the-go version of Kegels.
2. The average American woman owns 19 pair of shoes.
But it's likely one of those pairs will never see the outside of a closet. 60 percent of women regret at least one shoe purchase and on average women have worn a quarter of their shoes only once.
3. Almost all women routinely wear shoes that are one to two sizes too small.
88% of women are wearing shoes that are too small for their feet. The majority of women haven't been measured for the correct shoe size in the past five years, and since shoe size often increases with weight gain and age, many women stick with a size they've outgrown.
4. Who invented the contemporary stiletto?
The contemporary stiletto was invented in the 1950s by Italian shoe designer Salvatore Ferragamo, who made his first pair for Marilyn Monroe in alligator skin. The models back then were tame by today's standards, with heels no higher than about 3 inches.
5. How many hours per year does the average women spend shopping for shoes?
Women spend 40 hours and 30 minutes shopping for shoes every year, over the course of 15 shoe shopping trips.
6. What percentage of women said they were willing to give up sex in exchange for a really great pair of shoes?
22 percent would be willing to give up sex, 36 percent would give up chocolate, and 37 percent would take the shoes over a nice dinner out.
7. Historians believe the modern-day high heel originates from the chopine, a platform shoe, worn by women in Florence in the 16th century. The platform was often two feet high.
Venetian prostitutes often wore chopines. The platform shoes elevated the prostitutes, who often lingered in dark doorways waiting for potential customers, to a height which would make them noticeable.
8. Shoe fiend Darlene Flynn earned her title as Guinness World Record holder for the largest collection of shoe-related items. Over the course of 6 years, how many pieces of shoe memorabilia did she amass?
Darlene Flynn owns 7,765 shoe-related items, including a replica of the Disney Cinderella glass slipper, wooden shoes, leather moccasins, cloth shoes, cast iron boots, a red-stiletto shoe phone, and even a shoe made from the ash collected at Mount St. Helen's eruption.
Monday, 13 July 2009
so i always get asked
how i choose my hair dos and where i go...
trust me i aint at all a loyal customer when it comes to hair, facials, manicure and waxing saloons. i am what i like to call a "first time half price" roamer. most wax,facial and manicure saloons give u a first time half off price and thats why i gravitate towards a new place every time i think i'm beginning to look like a lil hairy chipmunk again.
back to hairstyles. so how really does one choose a rocking new look? a few steps.
look through the net or hairstyle magazines (don't do fashion mags as they have less manageable hairstyles in them. remember hair magazines are designed specially for everyday hair looks where else fashion magazine hair is just done for a photo shoot!!)
find 3 or 4 pictures that you like. chances are the pictures may very well be similar or even very different. either way, there is a reason u like these looks as they probable show a part of your character. so showing your stylist these picture will help him/her come up with something personalized to you.
don't just look at the end result of the hairdo. make sure u are up to the "homework" the hairstyle comes with. example: i am very lazy when it comes to my hair. i don't even blow dry. so obviously my hairstyles are very easily maintainable. wash, towel dry and GO.
remember to tell your stylist how and what your hair is like. a good stylist will spend some time just feeling and getting to know your hair. this enables them to tell u new thing and really see and tell u if the look will work for u and your hair.
2. find a AWESOME hair stylist.
Go out and do a bit of research and get a whole lot recommendations!! Every girl out there has been to a saloon so ask around! Don't just listen to one person and then go... ask a few people and people u TRUST!
If you are a bit bolder, go out to the street and have a look at hairstyles on people. When u see one that's similar to what u have in mind and you like the cut, ask that person about her hair. Ask for the stylists name and even the price!! This technique really works for me!!
look for the stylo saloon. anyone that owns a seriously business will definitely invest in the infrastructure of the place. And, good stylists gravitate towards fancy saloons. Pride. Its more likely you'll find good talent but it comes at a price. :)
so there. a few tips when trying to cross that bridge of to chop or not to chop.
your hair that is. :P