Saturday, February 20, 2010

hair trim + FOTN

Happy Chinese New Year to all who are celebrating it!
Pheww.. was really busy with work right before I head off for CNY holidays and I just got back in town a few days ago after spending the delightful CNY with my family and relatives in Penang. =)

Anyway, I got myself a haircut, well to be exact, it was just a trim, really and I dyed my hair all over again. Had this just in time for the Lunar New Year. It's kind of a tradition for us to cut our hair when it's new year. I still don't really know the real reason behind this but sometimes we just have to please our mums, right? :P

My before haircut picture

My after haircut + color picture
*I know there's not much diffrent but the haircolor is more vibrant in real life*
& FOTN for a drinking session with some friends in the pub.

Close up of the eyes and highlighted cheekbones.

I wanted to try out a "dirty old bronze/ gold" look that night. I guessed that I could make it a little smokey more the next time with some black eyeshadow on the outer "V". Didn't wanna look so outstanding that night since it's just a casual drinking session with no intentions of attracting any guys :P

Anyway, I used:
  • UDPP
  • In2it Foam Eyeshadow - Beach (a Malaysian brand i think?)
  • MAC pigment - Copperized
  • NYX eyeshadow - Golden Bronze
  • MAC powerpoint eyeliner - Black
  • Majolica Majorca Lash Expander
  • Shu Uemura Crayon Eyeshadow
  • ELF Golden Bronzer - Highlighther shade on the cheekbones right below the eye sockets
Oh ya, btw, I'm also wearing the Circle lens model Fresh Brown. =)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

NYX The Runway Collection eyeshadow

Tell me again and again, how could I resist the low prices of these NYX stuffs?
Well, I admit that I bought this palette without thinking much. All because of the low price, I knew that I have to buy at least one of it. Ohhh.. That's a really dangerous thinking.
Anyway, after much consideration.. I picked this color, Strike A Pose.

The colors when swatched:

sorry, this is with Flash on, else couldn't capture the White color. :-]

My personal thought of this:

Color collection - I could say that I'm pretty satisfied with the color collections in this palette. I am already thinking of the colors to mix and match with. =)

Texture - Alright, this one here is a little tricky. I tried 3 different ways of applying the eyeshadow and all 3 ways gave me different results! I was really surprised. At first, I tried swatching them with my bare fingers. With only one swipe, I couldn't get the pigmentation that I wanted. The swatches above were swiped in an up down, up and down manner. As for when I use the eyeshadow brush to apply the eyeshadows, to my horror, the colors just didn't show up. I was pretty upset at that time. I thought that might because the texture of the eyeshadow are a little more powdery and chalky (especially the lilac, black and white color) compared to the quality of their single eyeshadow. The 3rd way, I finally make use of the eyeshadow sponge applicator that came with the palette. Now, this one picked up the colors well and gave a pigmented finish on the lids. How surprising huh?

Lasting power - I don't experienced any bad creasing without a primer but I'm sure that they don't crease at all providing the lids were applied with eyeshadow primer beforehand eg. UDPP or TFSI. 

Price - I bought this at $3 only. I think I can consider that as cheap?

Will repurchase? - I don't know if I would give another chance for some other colors from this range again because honestly speaking, I was a little disappointed with the inconsistency of the quality of some eyeshadows that appeared to be too powderish/ chalky.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Be@rbrick - Gachapin

One of my quirky be@rbricks - Gachapin

This was inspired from a cartoon series Gachapin (ガチャピン) from Japan Fuji TV.

quoted from Wikipedia -> Gachapin (ガチャピン) is a popular Japanese television character who appeared in the children's program Hirake! Ponkikki on Fuji TV. He is a green, bucktoothed dinosaur, and is usually accompanied by his friend Mukku, a red Yeti.

The original one looks like this...

 Have you seen the cartoon before? Is he cute? =)