Showing posts with label Makeup talk. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Makeup talk. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Swatches of the lipsticks (from the lipstick lookbook)

In the previous post (click here), I did not post the swatches. So here it is. Hope you like them.

Thanks for coming by!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Final act of self expression by Illamasqua

Makeup brand Illamasqua has taken the art of make up to the next level. They have teamed up with a funeral house (in UK) to provide a service of making the depart look their best on their final journey. 
As much as I want to applaud this company for doing this, I also feel that they are using a very provocative marketing strategy!

I don't know about you guys, but death is a very touchy subject for me. I avoid attending funerals because I just can't seem to get the image of a dead person out of my mind for weeks. It scares me. 

It also makes me too emotional to see people around me sad. I think this is because of my Asian background. In Singapore, when someone passes on, everyone turn so sad and sombre. Women (older generation) start to wield and mourn loudly. I still remember how it was when my grandfather passed away when I was 11 years old. That incident really scared me. Even as an adult, I am afraid of funerals. 

However, when the time comes, I want to look my best. If Illamasqua is still in business then, I will be a customer for sure... Wait, how would I know this if I'm already dead!?...

Final act of self expression......It's more like the last time anyone will see me in makeup!

Hope you all are having a pleasant week!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

An interesting article - Top ten ways to be a Feminist

A friend of mine posted this article on Facebook. Out of curiosity I read it and found it interesting. Here it is ladies, top ten ways to be a Feminist. Read this article and you will see that there is no need to go bra-less and refuse to shave our armpits to prove a point. 

I know that I am already doing some of what has been written in the article. I am a Feminist in my own way!

Hope you like it!


Thursday, May 13, 2010

what's been going on in my life!

It's been almost two weeks since I moved to Sweden. It was not the best start as I was very sick. It all started with terrible body ache and cough. I had very high fever on the 2nd day after arriving. Went to the local doctor and had it checked up. Since I did not have my personnel number from Sweden (equivalent to a visa number), I was charged close to SGD$300 (foreigner rate).The doctor said that I had a bad infection and needed to monitor the fever and rest well. The next day my fever was close to 40 degrees celsius, it was getting worse. My mother in law and hubby brought me to the local university hospital for a better check.They were so worried as they have not seen me like that, mourning and crying because of the bad body pain and fever. The doctor took some blood samples and put me on a IV as I was very dehydrated. After which  I was told to get some good rest as it seemed like it was a bad infection. The next day, the doctored called my husband and confirmed that I was having the swine flu/H1N1. 

Must have been infected on the flight as I was very healthy and had no symptoms of any kind of sickness prior to leaving Singapore for Sweden.That was a tough time, I was feeling terrible and missed home so badly. I remember longing to go home! But wait home was were I was (Sweden). It was tough! I was down for 10 days almost. I managed to get through it with the support of my husband, mother in law and father in law. They were so caring. It was a difficult time for them as they were potential H1N1 carriers and could be infected too. Came to know later that my husband's grandmother was sick with similar symptoms 10 days after I was ill. I know it was me who must have infected her as we visited her after arriving to Sweden.

Anyway, I am so much better now! Trying to adapt to the surroundings. Sweden is cold for me. The temperature varies between 0 degrees - 18 degree celsius during Spring. The temperature I am used to is between 27 degrees - 35 degrees celsius. My skin is so dry and scaly because of the change in temperature. I miss Singapore however I am glad to be in Sweden with my husband. It is a new life experience. I am glad I have a chance to live and experience a new country and culture. I am blessed!

Things are different here in Sweden. The native language of the citizens is Swedish. They do speak english when requested. My first language is English and my second is Tamil. So as you can see, I am having troubles with the language. All signs and information are in Swedish so it makes it difficult for me to understand. Thank God I have my husband to translate for me. It is not easy for me in the language department but I will have to get by it some how. Maybe I might learn basic swedish.

With the language and climate situation against me, there are some things that puts a nice smile on my face. In the place I am staying in Uppsala, they have LUSH! The store where they sell homemade soaps and lotions. OMG, I was so delighted. Got myself some nice smelling soap and cuticle cream.

Don't mind the dull face, I just recovered from H1N1.

The loot I got from LUSH:
Honey I washed the kids (Most raved about on Youtube)
I should coco
Lemon butter cuticle cream
Sex bomb bath bomb (Got it free as I made friends with the counter gal)

It has been an eventful two weeks. However, it is an experience and I am hoping I will have more time to blog and share my thoughts about this new phase in my life and the delights that come with it. Till next time darlings! Have a great day!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Foundation for woman of colour in Singapore?

As usual, I spend a lot of time watching YouTube makeup reviews on products. Obviously, I get inspired to buy and try the products, especially drugstore foundations. Who doesn't like inexpensive makeup that give good results!?

Because of my unusual skin colour, I have to mix MAC's NC45 and NC50 foundation to get the right tone for my skin tone. MAC studio fix fluid foundation gives me the perfect coverage and has SPF15 which is good since I am mostly out in the sun. The down side to it is that I tend to become shiny after awhile. My t-zone starts to get all shiny. This happens even with a primer. So because of this, I have been on a constant lookout for other alternative foundation which are not only inexpensive and give a pretty decent coverage.

So recently, I found many Youtube makeup videos on Revlon colour stay foundation. I was so excited to know that this particular line offers many colour ranges for woman of colour ( in other words woman of a deeper skin tone). They have almost 7 different shades. How can you not be excited!

I went to town and browsed at the revlon counters. Sadly, the only darkest foundation they had was toast. They do not bring in any other darker / deeper toned foundation because it is not in demand. My goodness, how ignorant! As you know Singapore is a multi racial country, which means there are many woman who are of different ethnicity . That also means that there are many shades of woman around! How can it be that only the lighter toned foundations are in demand.

I can bravely say that indian woman in particular have a hard time finding a good foundation because of the limited options. We have to buy MAC or Bobbi brown. Only this two options. Isn't that unfair for those who do not want to spend much on makeup? I think it is!!

So I did my research, bought some drugstore foundations from the US. Am waiting for the shipment to Singapore. I think I will be paying as much as I would for MAC foundation when the shipping charges are calculated. Nevertheless, I want to try other products for Woman of color.

I will be posting a review of what think of the products. Whether they are worth shipping to Singapore or not! Till then, have a pleasant day. Thank you so much for reading this post.