Saturday, January 4, 2014

2013 Beauty Favourites!

Hello everyone and welcome to 2014!! I hope everyone has had a great Christmas and New Year, sorry I've been MIA for quite a long time (schoolwork and other business I had to attend to). Today I'll be sharing my 2013 beauty favourites - I don't really wear make-up on a regular basis, but if I do then 99.99% of the time it's the products below:

1. Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Rosy Nude
Such a fantastic colour, sort of like a MLBB (is that what it's called?) but gives your lips more colour.

2. Real Techniques Blush Brush
This brush is soooo soft and honestly, I use it for everything - blush, powder, etc.

3. Maybelline Mega Plush Volume Express Mascara in Black
Although it's not waterproof, it stays on forever, and it really lengthens and volumizes your lashes in a natural way.

4. M.A.C. Blush in Plum Foolery
I love plum blushes, and this just hit the mark as it has a really nice sheen and it suits my skin (thanks Mom and Dad for the present!)

5. Maybelline FIT Me! powder (315) and concealer (10)
This duo works amazing together and it leaves your skin looking really natural.

6. Sleek Brow Kit (Medium)
My brows are a bit of a mess, and I use this kit to fill the sparse bits - one of my all-time favourite products.

So that's it! What were some of your 2013 beauty favourites? Tell me in the comments below, I'd love to check them out!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

September Favourites! ♥

I have been super busy lately, so I apologize for the lack of posts. During September, I found a lot of good music and iPhone apps that I would like to share with you all.


1) True - by Avicci (his new album is sick! My favourite songs are "Dear Boy" and "Lay Me Down")

2) Animals - Martin Garrix

3) Kings and Queens (Throw It Up) - SoMo

4) Do I Wanna Know - Arctic Monkeys (a huge fan of them!)

Apps (Free):

1) Weave

A aesthetically pleasing "to-do" list that helps you organize all the things that need to be done.  Really easy to use, and can be synced to other devices.

2) Lift

I'm trying to make myself a better, renewed person, even. The first step is to kick out all the bad habits in my life, and Lift makes it super easy by listing out good habits. Simply click on each habit once you have managed to keep it everyday, and it will keep track of it for you.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Autumn Wishlist

A few things that I have been really wanting for the autumn time:

1. Military Boots

I'm not that particular on the brand, however I do prefer a tan/brown colour pair of boots because it looks more relaxed and laid-back.

2. American Apparel Nail Varnishes

Never tried the nail varnishes from American Apparel, but I think it's time to get some new colours for autumn.

3. Fujifilm Instax Mini 50S

I love cameras... but not the super professional kind (hahaha). I have a few film cameras, but I really want this camera, or really any that is part of the Instax Mini series.

4. Redbubble

I really love this site! They've got great, original stickers/prints at a relatively cheap price. I've been looking for some unique stickers for my laptop.

Friday, September 20, 2013

What's in My School Bag?

So I decided to start a new series, called the "What's in my _______?". Basically, I'll be showing everyone the type of bag (style, brand, etc.) that I use, and all the essential items that I keep in it. In order not to bore everyone to death, I will try to make my post (and photos) as minimalistic as possible, while still making it informative and interesting.

The backpack that I am currently using is actually really new, and it was a gift from a friend. Apparently, he bought his backpack online (at Revolve Clothing I think? I'm not too sure about the details) and there was a buy one get one "super cheap" sale. So THANKS to my awesome friend for getting this bag for me, because I love it.

This is the Settlement Backpack in Navy/Red from Herschel Supply and Co. It's a great, vintage looking bag with an eye-catching colour contrast that adds a pop of colour to your outfit. The interior is also lined with padding, suitable for protecting your laptop. I'd also like to add that blue and red are my favourite colours (along with purple).

Before I begin, I'd just like to say that I never realised the number of red coloured items in my school bag. I'll go through everything systematically from left to right, starting from the top row.

Top Row:

1) Sigg Water Bottle - light weight and sturdy (but very prone to dents)

2) Guerrero Notebooks - not the best quality in terms of paper, but I do like how it fits into a two hole binder.

3) Letts Academic Year Planner (in Black) - high quality planner/diary that is suitable for school and academics

4) Red Spiral Notebook - really love this brand (a Japanese brand called Maruman), and the size is suitable for jotting down thoughts and reflections

5) Red folder - nothing special, but the colour is certainly bold and striking

6) Composition book - humorous cover, from Typo by Cotton On

7) Pencil case - clear pencil case to see the contents; most of the stationary are from Muji

8) Wallet/Clutch - from Cotton On; faux snake skin, price was VERY reasonable and it's multi-functional 

9) iPhone 4 + Nixon Earphones (The Wire 3-Button Mic) - nothing that special, but I put my phone and earphones in a black and white patterned pouch from Goods of Desire.

Well, these are all the essential things that are in my school bag! Hopefully this post was interesting to read, and I'll gladly do more of these posts in the near future. :)

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Tumblr blog!

Hey everyone!

A lot of people were surprised when they realized that I didn't have a Tumblr account. I admit - I used to have 2 blogs and one of them was devoted to One Direction. I only ever logged on twice, and I reblogged 12 photos at most.

So... one day, out of complete boredom, I decided to give Tumblr another go. I'm not sure as to why I made such a sudden and random decision, but I really think that it'll be able to take my mind off of stress and also provide me with some inspiring quotes and photos as well.

If you're interested in checking out my blog, here it is:

I'm still trying to get everything worked out haha, so please bear with me :))

If you have a Tumblr blog, please leave the links down below as I would LOVE to check them out!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

August Favorites ♥

Since August is almost over, it's time to do my August favorites! The things below have stuck with me (in a good, clingy way haha) throughout the whole summer, so I thought it would be fun to share it with you guys.

Random -

1) Sunglasses from Cotton On
3) Strawberry and Hibiscus Anti-Bacterial Soap
4) Teen Vogue Magazine (August Edition)

Music -

1) Safe and Sound by Capital Cities

2) Strange Girl by The Zolas

3) Junk of the Heart (Happy) by The Kooks

4) Roar by Katy Perry

Hope you guys had an amazing summer! x

Monday, August 26, 2013

Queen of MESS!

I'll admit... I'm an extremely messy and unorganized person. Most of the time, I can past by fine, but there are times when I lose something important and it frustrates me. One of my goals for this school year is to become more efficient and neat. I thought this was going fine, until one day I saw the gigantic pile of insubstantial goods in my room and literally said "OH MY GOODNESS..."(for the record, my mom won't even come into my room haha). So, I spent my Sunday afternoon doing a bit of "spring"-cleaning in summer. Now, even though I'm an amateur in the "arts of organization", I'm going to give some tips on how to use space more effectively, which is something I have to deal with. Here's a photo of the chaotic state of a corner in my room:

Before - 

As you can see, I have so much stuff in my room (sad thing is, this is only a tiny fraction of my room). 

Tips for Organizing your Room:

1) Levels

Since there is limited room in my space, I like to add various levels to shelves so I can maximize the space I have to put various things here and there. It also makes it easier to group and categorize everything. 

2) Reusable containers

I don't normally buy any containers or storage items, because I mostly reuse old containers. For example, my jewelry box is in fact a Jules Destrooper tin biscuit box - but for the record it stores things really well! Since my family drinks a lot of tea, most of the boxes and containers I have are old tea tin boxes. I mostly use them to sort my stationary, and also a few beauty items here and there. If you want some inexpensive storage containers, I definitely recommend Ikea (the Glis boxes are my favourite, even though they're meant for kids.)

3) Weekly cleanups

My room tends to get quite messy in a week or so after I properly clean it - I blame myself for being such a lover of junk and buying the most random pieces. Therefore, I propose a weekly cleanup for those of you who get quite overwhelmed when things are out of order or if you happen to lose anything. I do find some interesting items from my cleanups though, I must say. 

After - 

And voila! Looking pretty neat - now let's see how long this is going to last before my room looks like the "before" photo again (haha oops). Please comment if you have any tips for organizing your room! x