Makeup Haul: Okinawa, Japan

I love the cover picture of this post! Nice right!!! 😀

When I think of Japan, I think mad crazy colorful stuff with hiragana (Japanese characters) splattered all over the place. I think that’s what makes Japanese fashion magazine so fun to read – the characters are just there for decoration and you really focus on the apparel, accessories, makeup, etc. Taiwanese magazines follow that style rather closely, but I can read Chinese so I end up spending time trying to read the traditional Chinese characters and that takes away half the fun. Lol.

Okinawa was advertised as ‘Hawaii of the East’ by the radio station that I listen to and joined the tour group, hence the tropical feel. You can read about my awesome Okinawa trip here!

Did you manage to spot these in the first picture? You’re really sharp if you did! *clap clap whistle whistle


A Trip To Remember: Okinawa 2012

Konnichiwa minasan!!! 😀

Thank you all so much for your words of encouragement when I was sad, sick and stressed. I read every single one of them and with each one read, I slowly recovered! Knowing that I’m not the only one who has been through that tough period when photos get deleted, hard disks corrupted or computers crash, made me feel stronger, that I could survive it too, just like all of you!

I feel very sorry for those who also lost precious photos. I didn’t reply to any email or comments because I wanted to wait till I was really, finally ready to face it – the fact that the photos are gone forever. By the time you read this post, I should have replied you! :)

Three lessons I learnt from this episode:

1: Always check that you have transferred photos from your camera to your computer before deleting/reformatting the SD card

2: Cry over spilled milk – don’t ever forget – but forgive yourself

3: Take pictures with your camera AND phone

I’m glad I had the mind to take some pictures with my phone, with the intention to Instagram them for Life of a Bun. So at least I have some pictures of places I had completely deleted from my Panasaonic Lumix.

We were deciding between Hokkaido and Okinawa but chose the latter since it’s less common. We joined a tour group that was so large (about 200 people!) they chartered a flight. Normally it would take longer and cost much more to fly from Singapore to Okinawa since there’re no direct flights. You’d have to stop over at Taipei, I think.

Some people find group tours too stifling and prefer free and easy holidays, but I quite like group tours. Don’t have to worry about transport, food, accommodation, getting lost. Just sit back, relax, when it’s time to eat, eat. HAPPY! 😀 I don’t mind, however, going free and easy if I’m returning to a place I’ve been to or there are local friends to bring me around.

If you’re interested to travel to Okinawa, you can use this itinerary!


A Sad, Sick, and Stressed Bun

Hello everyone,

If you haven’t already noticed, Bun Bun Makeup Tips was silent for the past two weeks. I want to express my heartfelt thanks to those who have left emails and messages via alternative channels to ask about my sudden absence. They acted as little boosters of happiness and I’m most grateful. We subscribe to so many blogs these days it’s hard to even make time to read every single one of them, so getting asked about my well-being by readers makes me feel… it’s a feeling beyond words. *sobs

Compared to some blogs who get updated like once a month, being away for two weeks doesn’t seem too long. But even at my busiest, I never used to go silent all of a sudden. At least a post or two would appear on the blog and I’d interact with readers in some way or other. This time though, you could almost hear the *POOF* loud and clear.

I was contemplating whether to share with you guys the reasons behind my absence or whether I should simply cover everything with a review or haul post some weeks later, pretending I was here and happy all along.

But you see, Bun Bun Makeup Tips is an extension of its owner – me – and since I put in heart to every post I write, it was hard to bring myself to do the latter. This is a blog, not a corporate website forgoodnesssake. BBMT has a soul!


Makeup Look: Featuring MAC And MUG Razzleberry And Peacock Eyeshadows

In a recent haul post, I blogged about some newly acquired eyeshadows from Makeup Geek (MUG). I’m gonna do a review on them soon, but for now, this was one of the first few looks created using Makeup Geek eyeshadows. Razzleberry and Peacock were used here.


Eyeshadow Primer – UDPP Eden

Eyelid –  MAC Gorgeous Gold (Inner 1/2), MUG Razzleberry (Outer 1/2)

Contour Area – MAC Satin Taupe

Outer V – MUG Peacock

Highlight – MAC Shroom

Inner Corner – None

Lower Lash Line – MUG Peacock