31 January 2013

Food I'd recommend in Hong Kong & Macau

Months later and I'm still missing the super awesome food there *groans*. Its terrible enough to have hunger pangs at night, its even worst when the item is not even in the same country!!!

Takoyaki (with squid filling) @ Mongkok road side. One of the best I've ever eaten. Like EVER. 

Never got the chance to try these very lovely sweets though. But you can easily find them at Sogo, Kowloon. 

Best dimsum in my opinion has to go to DimDimSum, a chain store outlet located almost all over Hong Kong. EVERYTHING IS AWESOME. This particular outlet is in Mongkok. 

Beef Curry

Banana Split

Both of these are at a cafe in Macau called Akasaka Cafe and let me tell you, its the best japanese fusion restaurant that Macau has to offer. The chef is all the way from Japan (and pretty cute too if u're into rugged men) and some of these dishes are quite creative and worth checking out! We tried so many things on the menu and everything turned out awesome! I went here twice by the way and I was never disappointed :) 

Sorry if my list is a wee bit short, I did go to one or two others that I really liked, but I forgot to take a picture of them because I was raveneous! My bad. The others however were less than memorable, I got all my foodie recommendations off food blogs and some of them didn't quite turn out to my liking. Overall however, Hong Kong's food generally above average. Go pay homage food lovers out there! 

23 January 2013

Simple everyday eye-make up

My skin has been photoshopped because it hasn't been doing too well these few days :( This whole eye-makeup is wholly based on brown tones, so I found it great for everyday wear. 

I used: 

Twice Baked (Urban Decay) - my absolute favourite at the moment 
Kate Liquid Eyeliner in dark brown (click link to get to a review)
Kill Brown by Clio - a waterproof pencil eyeliner in dark brown. 

And that's about it! Nothing fancy, I just covered my lids with brown eye shadow, drew liquid liner with a tiny 'flick'at the end to give it a bit of a cat-eye effect, and tightline any existing space with waterproof brown liner. A bit of mascara and hey-yo, you're done in about 10minutes!! 

16 January 2013

Hair chalk from Daiso

Hair chalk has been around for ages already, possibly even a year, JoJo & I caught on a bit late on the trend but hey, its better late than never!

We bought a pack of pastel chalks from Daiso.

The colours that I used

Prepare to get pretty messy hands!!!!! Some tips:

1. Wear gloves if possible. The chalk colour will stain your hands badly
2. Make sure the parts of the hair you want to colour is wet thoroughly then pat dry (but don't blow dry your  hair) 
3. Mix and match chalk colours to get different effects. It will take sometime for the colour to seep through your hair. 
4. DO NOT comb your hair after you've applied chalk. This will cause the coloured chalk dusts on your hair to fall off. 

The end result

Try and wear an old shirt if you're going to try this out coz it will definitely stain your clothes :(  I did not realize it until it was too late.

Ending this post with a picture of my rabbit! Meet Muffin!!

The camera does add pounds

8 January 2013

Kate liquid brown eyeliner

I've just added a small section to the right called ''my skin type'', which is basically the gist of my skin condition at the moment. It will help facilitate readers so that they will know what sort of products may or may not suit their skin. Like they say, what's great for me may not exactly work for you!

Back to Kate liquid brown eyeliner (such a mouthful), I bought this a few weeks ago on discount, think I got it for about RM36.90 maybe? It still is a wee bit pricey but I've been desperately looking for a brown liquid liner. I'm trying to cut down on using pencil liners as I'm afraid of tugging at the skin area near my eyes. Liquids are just so much more gentle.

I really don't get why in the world did they create such an elongated bottle when you only dip such a tiny part of the brush into the liquid? Makes more sense to have the bloody thing pear-shaped to be more use-efficient. But anyways, I'm getting besides the point.

Kate liquid liner

This liner is definitely NOT for beginners! You'll need a steady hand for this one and it tends to get a blotchy if you've not applied pressure evenly such as the pic above.

Colour wise, I'm pretty happy with it. I like that its dark brown to the point its almost black and yet at the same time, it does not create the harsh outline that black liner usually has (coz most of the time, I just use eyeliner without any eyeshadow).

Some basic details: 

Waterproof : Nope.
Long Lasting: Yes. last all day, even when I sweat. Oddly enough, its pretty shit when I go swimming though
Brush: Gentle and pretty sharp, which makes it pretty accurate for drawing as long as you can control your hand pressure.

Overall, Kate liquid eyeliner stands out a strong  stars out of 5!

2 January 2013

Koji Event @ Isetan KLCC

I trust everyone had a fabulous Christmas and New Year's! Mine certainly was, I had an awesome time with family & close friends, what better way could I ask for to spend the holidays? Even the rainy season seems to be slowing down, there are much less horrid thunderstorms which means more sunshine!!! 2013 is looking a lot better already :)

This post is rather outdated to say the least, because the KOJI make-up event happened last year (I know, many of you have had enough of the ''last year'' and ''next year'' jokes which pop up like mad every year end but I gotta admit I still can't stop making them). It was organized by ViVi Malaysia at Gino Cafe @ Isetan KLCC.

My bestie JoJo & I bought tickets to go to the KOJI event for RM60 sometime in December. Just a bit of background, KOJI is a famous company in Japan for producing make-up & skin care products. They are particularly famous for their ''Dolly Wink'' make-up brand series produced by Tsubasa Masuwaka.

Tsubasa Masuwaka

You can check out her very very cute promotional video here :

They are also affiliated with SANA for their "Pore Putty"series which is slowly gaining its popularity as well!

(oops, I had to take this off helloemy's blog because I forgot to take photos of these products during the event. Too careless! >_<) This product by the way, is FABULOUS. It covers pores like smooth porcelain!! I was so impressed!!!!

Moving on, we were pleasantly surprised to find so much KOJI make up samples at our table!

JoJo & I in light make up before the event. A lot of girls came without make up which I think is a lot better as you get to really fully utilize the samples they give, but I'm just not that confident to walk out of the house completely bare-faced!!

We were completely spoilt for choice so there was just waaaaaaaayy too much stuff for me to review individually. I'm just going to post up a whole bunch of pictures and explain about the ones that I love that I sampled in the short time I was there.

This is the Dolly Wink Highlighter. I love love love their packaging, however I don't think this one is worth buying as you can easily get the exact same colour and effect with your normal silver/glittery eyeshadow.

JoJo's DIY nails. So pretty!! 

The make-up artist at the event introduced us to a few new items by Dolly Wink, particularly this lovely shade of brown neutral eyeshadow tones (Colour Palette 01).

How it looks after I applied it on my lids... 

Pigmentation is lovely, and it stays on really well on my oily lids, even though I did not apply any primer on that day. There's another pic below to see later.

Another new eyelash addition to the Dolly Wink family (No.15) ! These are ''half'' lashes, and apparently we are suppose to apply them starting from the ends first and slowly work our way towards the middle of your eyes. With full length lashes, always start from the inner corner of your eyes first and slowly work your way towards the outer corners of your eyes.

Super nice & subtle! I'd really recommend these for first-timers who feel full lengthed lashes are just too over-the-top.

The glue is just way too cute !! 

JoJo trying on another type of Dolly Wink eyelash but I've completely forgotten what version these are. 

Our completed makeover!

I must say, paying top dollar for your falsies really do make a difference. Admittedly, RM55.90 is a hefty price for 2 pairs of false lashes, but trust me I've been using RM5 a pair for falsies and they don't feel anywhere near as comfortable as these do!!!! In addition, with the proper care these falsies can be reused for up to 4-5 times compared with those rows of cheapo lashes that can probably only last up to 2 uses.

But am I tempted to purchase these lashes? Well.. to be honest, despite being very very beautiful and comfortable to wear, there still aren't really worth the money unless to say they go on sale for less than RM45. I understand though that these lashes are expensive even in Japan where they originally are from, so my advice is if you can afford the splurge, please go ahead!!

One of the very lovely & helpful make-up artist for that event. Oh gawd, I've forgotten her name. I think she's KiKi or something that rhymes together with it. 

We both matched our outfits for that day! Decided to go for a nice flowery theme for once. 

Everyone who went got a lovely goody bag too! (which was the main reason we were there ahem)

Spoilt!!!  Can't wait to do a review on these soon. 

Sorry, I know the post wasn't very properly done but I got so tired after filtering the photos and arranging them. Maybe that should be a new year's resolution for me: Stop procrastinating! Start writing more! Be more hardoworking at posting on my blog!! But before I break them, I hope you guys have an absolutely crazy new year!!!