My New Love: Lioele Powdery Sun Chiffon SPF 50 Matte Face Primer For Oily Skin


I didn’t think any other face primer could contest my affection for the aesthetically non-pleasing but nevertheless amazing Monistat Relief Chafing Powder-Gel, until I got my hands AND FINGERPRINTS on Lioele Powdery Sun Chiffon Face Primer.

Why fingerprints?

You Pretty Little Thing

The Lioele Powdery Sun Chiffon Face Primer is a very pretty thing to look at, what with its pink-tinted, high quality, hard plastic base and true-to-image mirror (you know, as in your face doesn’t look funky and distorted when you look into it).

But this mirror behaves like any other mirror – it’s a magnet for fingerprints!

The only time it was fingerprint-less was when I opened the box for the very first time and smiled because I saw my own reflection the packaging looked so lovely. That’s what I love about Lioele’s product packaging. You can’t decide whether to brand them cute or sweet or sexy or sophisticated. Ah, I think the word is ‘princess-y’. ^_^*

Anyway, after the first use, I tried to clean my prints off the mirror but the OCD in me was not even strong enough to do it beyond the first time. By the time you’re reading this, the mirror probably looks like an artistically woven mosaic of glossy crystals. But my reflections still shines brightly through it and that’s good enough for me. Hoho.


Ice Cream In Pudding’s Clothing

Geddit?? Like wolf in sheep’s clothing. Hur. Hur. Hur. *awkward



I Have Gone To The World Of Crazy Hair Colors At Salon Vim Bugis, And Am Not Turning Back!


Before I tell you how in love I am with my current hair color now – and the innumerable compliments I’ve received for it, let us go back to some weeks ago when I went to have my hair done at Salon Vim’s swanky new branch at Bugis.


Dreamy, aren’t they, these dangling bulbs?


Newly opened and so crowded already!

Salon-Vim-Bugis-Branch-Color-Bar Color Bar

Gary gave me a tour of the two-storey property and like him, I really love the modern interior set inside a heritage-rich facade. The shafts of sunlight streaming in from the old-fashioned windows on the second floor synthesize with warm interior lights to give character to the room.



Makeup Geek Eyeshadows: The Seventh Pan Itch


Some many months ago I was minding my own business, surfing the Internet on my iPhone in the train when I received an email from Amber.


I was stoked and almost jumped out of my seat in jubilation to shake the hands of Ms Stranger opposite me who must have found me really weird giggling non-stop to myself. I read the email over and over again just to make sure. And yes!! The good people over at MUG found my review on their Makeup Geek eyeshadows impressive and said they would love to send me 8 MUG eyeshadows.

Nah, I wasn’t suffering from the Seventh Pan Itch (like the Seventh Year Itch), but who would say no to more high quality eyeshadows, especially from a brand you so love? When I wrote the review on my first 7 MUG eyeshadows, I knew for sure I’d be back to get more and it was a great privilege to have been offered them by the company itself.

Previously reviewed shades:

  • Unicorn
  • Cocoa Bear
  • Peacock
  • Shimmermint
  • Razzleberry
  • Corrupt
  • Shimma Shimma

Reviewing today:

  • Dirty Martini
  • Galaxy
  • Stealth
  • Bada Bing
  • Ocean Breeze
  • Envy
  • Glamorous
  • Burlesque

I don’t know why, but half of the 8 eyeshadows I chose for this batch were dark colors, colors I would reserve for the Outer V, Contour Area or the Lower Lash Line.

MUG Eyeshadow – Dirty Martini



Dirty Martini didn’t make it to Marlena’s Top 10 Makeup Geek Eyeshadows List, but it was SOLD OUT in the store. Those magical words ‘SOLD OUT’ made it for the win, and I wanted to know why exactly it was sold out. It’s the same as seeing a long queue at an eatery and feeling inclined to join it just to know firsthand what is it that makes people willing to fork out time for it. Haha.

I had to wait for it to be back in stock before Amber could ship all 8 eyeshadows to me.

Dirty Martini is a true matte olive green and an interesting alternative to browns for shading the Contour Area. The formula is very smooth, pigmented and blends effortlessly in swatches and on the lid. Definitely worth the wait.

MUG Eyeshadow – Galaxy



Many people love Corrupt – a dark matte black – but I think it is TOO dark for my liking. I normally don’t use black eyeshadow but I got it coz everyone said it was to-die-for. In the end, I didn’t like Corrupt at all and so wanted something off-black. Like a dark grey.

Galaxy is a beautiful metallic gunmetal dark grey and has enough shimmer without being overly glittery. Makes for a good smokey eye combination.

Then again, I don’t darken my eye with dark greys and blacks that much so this has only had its surface skimmed.


Are You Afraid Of 2013? I Am.


Everywhere I look, people are celebrating the new year, embracing the year of the Snake with new hopes, dreams and resolutions. They bid 2012 farewell along with a pat on their backs, thank it for being a great year and with much aplomb, charge forth to vanquish the untrodden.

Am I the only one reluctant to say goodbye? Is it just me, or does anyone else feel hesitant to leave a year you knew so well behind and apprehensive towards one you have no idea what lies ahead?

(I’m sorry, allow me to break the momentum by telling you how much fun I had creating this image for Bun Bun. HAHAHA! Look at her eyes! SO SAD! She looks aged already, just by not smiling and having her eyeliner turned down. I’ve never taken fancy to the Japanese droopy sad eyes makeup look and looking at Bun Bun, I never will. Gimme my up-wing anytime.)

I spent the nights of 30 December and 31 Decemeber 2012 tossing and turning in bed, and the whole 01 January 2013 moping. Couldn’t get anything serious done, had too many thoughts in my head.

Refreshing Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, emails tirelessly, it was as if feeding on updates would let the harsh reality of the end of 2012 sink in.  It’s as if I was waiting for a sudden phenomenon to freeze the present I held so dear. I don’t know, maybe I was hoping for pink rain to fall from the sky, so that that moment would be eternalized as The Day The Sky Dripped Pink.

I know there’s no other option than to move along with time, but I’m sentimental like that and it’s hard to say goodbye to a year that was so well-lived and eventful. WHY SO EMOTIONAL. lol.