Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Modern Egyptian Queen makeup (Halloween look)

If there is one character I would like to be on Halloween day, it would be Queen Cleopatra. I just love anything ancient Egypt, especially during her period. Here is a look (I imagine) for her in modern times. A look that can be worn on occasions other than Halloween too! I made the head halo myself. Let me know if you would like me to do a DIY tutorial for it!

Products used:

Urban Decay - Primer potion
Kryolan - #41 Tv stick foundation
Lakme - Brown eye pencil
Wet n Wild - Comfort zone palette dark brown e/s (crease)
Wet n Wild - Comfort zone palette ivory e/s (highlight)
Wet n Wild - Comfort zone palette ivory & pink e/s (lid)
Mac - Eye mixing medium
Mac - Blue reflects glitter
MUFE - Aqua cream #27 matte black liner
Senna cosmetics - Sketch A Brow pencil in mink (eyebrow)
Maybelline - The magnum volume express super film mascara in black
Ebay - False lashes

Kryolan - #41 Tv stick foundation (highlight)
Graftobian - Hi-Def glamour creme in Ginger (contour)
Sleek - Face contour kit in Medium dark
Camera ready cosmetics - Yellow loose powder
Mac - Vintage grape Ombre blush

Lakme - Brown lipliner
OCC - Plum lip tar

Video Tutorial 

I am blessed with a husband who treats me like a queen and a baby who makes my life joyful. What more can I ask for!

Happy Halloween everyone. Be safe!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Get ready with me! Sexy Mommy Makeup

Been getting many requests on how I get my makeup done now that I am a new mommy. I have filmed a video showing you how. The only time I get to paint my face (Lol) is when my baby is asleep or right after I shower. I usually take 15 mins to fix my face and hair. Trust me, I have never been this quick before. The key is to keep it simple and minimal.

Products used:

MUFE - HD Primer #0
Nars - Sheer glow foundation in Cadiz
Mac - Select moisture cover concealer NC44
Mac - Mineralized skin finish in Medium dark

Urban Decay - Primer potion
Senna cosmetics  Sketch A Brow pencil in mink
MUFE - Aqua cream color #27 matte black liner
Maybelline - The magnum volume express super film mascara in black

MUFE - HD Blush #02

OCC - Lip tar in Strumpet
Lakme - Brown lipliner

Brushes used:
Bdelium tools 787 blending brush
Fine tip artist brush (bought in a art & craft store)

Hope you like this non speaking video. See you later!

Spicy Chili crab (Singapore style)

Hi Guys,

I am filming cooking videos now. After posting some of my home cooked meal pictures on facebook, some of my viewers have been enquiring about my cooking style and recipes. So here it is, my first cooking tutorial. This recipe was inspired by my Mom. When we were young, she used to cook this on Sundays when we could afford it. It was luxury food because crabs were expensive. I have modified the recipe a little as I can't remember everything that Mom used. However, this is as good as hers. My husband loves this dish very much. I am sure if you too if you like spicy food.

Here is the full ingredient list.

 Recipe serves 3-4 people.
  • Flower crab/ blue crabs/ runner crabs - 4 each (clean, cut into half)
  • Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Lemongrass - 1 stalk (smash the ends)
  • Curry leaves - 15 leaves (optional)
  • Palm sugar - 1 teaspoon (can substitute with regular sugar)
  • Coconut milk - 1/2 cup
  • Tomato puree - 1 tablespoon
  • Salt to taste
Make a paste of the following:
  • Dried chillies - 15 pieces (soak in hot water for 10 mins to soften chillies)
  • Shallots - 8 pieces (Use 1 large purple onion if shallots are not available)
  • Garlic - 8 cloves 
  • Ginger - 1 inch
For garnishing:
  • Spring onions (chopped)
  • Coriander leaves (chopped)

Video Tutorial : CLICK HERE

Let me know if you have tried it and how it went. See you later!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Video Vlog up and meet the grumpy baby!

Hi Guys,

Here is a quick video update on my DIYFashionista channel on Youtube. I am so glad to be back. Want to see my grumpy baby? Make sure to watch the end!

See you all soon! Hugs!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Studio/office/craft space in the making & I am back!

Hi Everyone,

I am back. Oh my goodness, where do I begin to tell you how it was without internet and fixing a new home with an infant. Long story short, my home is looking better by the day. Moving boxes are out of the way. Managed to unpack majority of our personal items. A few things here and there to fix which I am working on right now. My home studio/office is coming along fine too.

This was how my room looked like a week ago. It is still kinda messy but it's much more organized then what you see below. I just realized that I have so much of things. Bag lady for sure!

I really like Ikea's Malm Chest of 6 drawers. It swallows a lot of things. I have most my of craft related things in there.

Still working on getting my makeup corner set up. So I will update on the progress soon.

I really missed blogging so much. Life with an infant is very different. I can do my personal stuff only when my baby naps. Everything takes twice as long. However, we are getting into a routine now. It's so much better then it used to be.

So hopefully soon, I should be making Youtube videos.

Hope you are having a great start of the week!

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