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Jipaban Blogger Bazaar Party This Sunday! + Quick Update On Skin Condition

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I’m gonna write this post as though I’m not going through a traumatic experience right now.

That was what I set out to do before I wrote this post, but upon starting on the first sentence, I realized that it’s impossible not to have to narrate in this post all my emotions – the lack of confidence, sadness, incredible vulnerability – attributed to the post-facial trauma.

I told Mr Mode I wanted to give up going to the Bloggers Bazaar altogether because people would ask what’s wrong with my face and/or would get scared coming close to a disfigured monster. That was before I wrote the post-facial trauma post this morning.

Now that I got it out of my system, and with my email, Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, Instgram flooded with love and encouragement from all over the world, from people from all walks of life, plus the fact that I can still function as a human being but with a surgical mask plus glasses, I must go ahead with the bazaar.

Because I worked hard towards this day – planned, organized, packed, shipped more in, reduced prices, bought display stands and table cloth, etc, simply because I thought it would be so much fun to see you guys in person and share products I love with you all!

The Show Must Go On

This is one display stand containing:

  • Real Techniques brushes and sets
  • Eyeliner stickers
  • Physicians Formula eyes, face, and lip products

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Nah, one whole box shipped in just for this event! Haha! Will be selling:

  • Real Techniques Travel Essentials
  • Real Techniques Starter Set
  • Real Techniques Core Collection
  • Real Techniques Shading Brush
  • Real Techniques Foundation Brush

They are all not available on the Doll To Doll Cosmetics website yet because I haven’t had time to upload them. So it’s really exclusively for the bazaar! =D

These eyeliner stickers will be going for ‘One for $6, Two for $10’. I’ve tried it on my eyes before and they’re really quite fun and easy to apply. I wanted so much to do a quick example of it on my eye but before I could get to it, MY FACE GOT DEFORMED.

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Bun Bun is TWO! + Huge Birthday Giveaway!

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If there ever was a self-nominated award for ‘Worst Mother of the Century’, I would vote for myself 600 times a day and bag the title.

I was giving myself a pat on the back for planning in advance the second anniversary giveaway for Bun Bun Makeup Tips. The birthday month was May, and now’s only mid April. I thought of when to write the post, what about, and what to include in the giveaway.

(Read: Story of Bun Bun)

Just for reminiscence I searched for the first anniversary giveaways – Part 1, Part 2.

To my utter shock, it was dated March. MARRRRCHHH!!! HOI! Juli, what were you thinking? Not May, MARCH!

*slaps forehead

I want to take this opportunity to thank all my loyal readers for staying with me from when I first started till where I am more comfortable in the blogging world now, and all my new readers for choosing to continue reading my blog. There are millions of blogs out there and to earn a pocket of your time on my blog makes me truly thankful. I really wouldn’t have had such an amazing journey if I didn’t have all of your love and support.

Without further ado, let me make up for this embarrassing boo-boo with the giveaway for the blog’s second anniversay. (I put in even MORE goodies after I realized my silly mistake. LOL!)

This giveaway will run for TWO WEEKS so you can share on Facebook as often as you like!

Total value = approx SGD 176.00 😀

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Basically I’ve got your whole face and body covered. Haha! There’s a cleanser, sunscreen, eyeshadows to choose from, eyeliner, mascara, blush, lipgloss, body moisturizer, and The Brush Guard to protect your makeup brushes.

Here are more pictures! The Laura Gellar Eyeshadow looks absolutely gorgeous. ^_^

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Note: Laura Geller Baked Marble Eyeshadow – Moonstone/Blue Heaven, Melvita Moisturizing Rose Nectar Cream (sample), and Benefit BADgal Lash Mascara (sample) are courtesy of QVC.com. The Brush Guard can be found at Doll To Doll Cosmetics.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • Giveaway will end on 10 May 2013 at 12:01am EST
  • This contest is open to all users where legal (yes, wherever you are!)
  • 1 eligible winner will be randomly selected after contest closes
  • Results will be announced via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Winner has up to 48 hours to claim prize
  • If winner fails to claim within 48 hours, an alternative winner may be selected

HOW TO WIN

  • You have up to NINE chances of winning if you participate in all the methods of entry above
  • The last method will give you 3 additional chances (remember to leave your post URL so that we can track)

 

 

Good luck!! ^_^*

 

3 Great Things The Bun Has Been Up To Lately. And Fulfillment.

It’s funny when I think back upon the initial damn-I-hope-at-least-my-friends-read-my-makeup-blog days and recall telling myself that I will only do makeup product reviews, makeup tutorials and the sort, and probably not show my entire face at all. That meant that exposing snippets of my life was out of question.

Fast forward to an incredible year later, people tell me Bun Bun Makeup Tips is more than just a blog with tips and tutorials, it is a place where readers have come to trust my advice, my reviews, and it makes my heart swell with gratitude and joy whenever someone says I’ve helped them in one way or another.

Because of the love I’ve received from my readers, and also because I’ve grown more comfortable sharing my private life publicly, you would notice that I’ve had more posts that reflect who I am outside of Bun Bun Makeup Tips. Which is, no difference, really. BAHAHA!!

 

Posts where you will get to know me better:

  1. Singapore’s First Ever Anti-Drug Campaign Latin-Hip Hop Flashmob
  2. Fun In Phuket! Days 1-3
  3. Fun In Phuket! Days 4 & 5

 

And then I accomplished THREE fantabulous milestones in my life.

 

Milestone #1 – Gameshow In Genting

I went to film a variety show called ReelityTV Showdown in which bloggers pit against one another through a series of games. Read about my imaginary gameshow in Genting. Exciting and ridiculous.

This would be the closest you would get to hear my voice. HAHAHA. Not saying it’s anything special, or like a donkey, but at least now you can put a voice to the face.

The first episode out of four is out. Episode two should air… let me check… THIS FRIDAY!

Below are snippets of the conversation between The Boyfriend and myself. See, I’ve become so much more open already! Can even share whatsapp conversations.

Oh yes, we call each other ‘Mode’. Long story. Heh. 😛

 

 

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Top 10 Beauty Products Found At dolltodoll.com (For Now!)


Have you done some shopping already? LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU if you have! 😀

Join Us On Facebook! Planning to host a giveaway once we reach a magic number! So please share on facebook and retweet okie? ^_^*

 

 

If you just arrived at the blog and are overwhelmed by the makeup tutorials, product reviews and the sudden announcement of my online store, I have another pieces of news for you:

 

5% storewide opening discount!

Until 25 November only, so HURRY!

Code: LAUNCHDOLLTODOLL

 

As promised, here are the Top 10 beauty products I highly recommend (in no particular order). I have used them myself, have raved about them and if you follow me on my posts and updates, you’ll know that I really do use them very often.

These Top 10 beauty products are also what many of you have asked about, we listened and tried our best-est to make available in the store! This list is defined mainly by you, with some of my newly discovered Holy Grail items that I have yet to share my thoughts in a detailed review post. I put the ‘for now!’ in the cover picture coz one day you all will redefine this list, I’m sure!

 

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Finally, The Launch Of dolltodoll.com!


WOOHOOO!!! I am over the moon now as I sit here, sharing my labor of love with you.

Finally, finally, finally, after months of preparation, plenty of hardwork, sleepless nights, and indescribable stress levels, my online beauty boutique is up up up!

Even though I have brazenly inserted the name of the store in the title of this post, I’m gonna still shout with all the air in my lungs:

 

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IS LIVE!!!

(*waves hands madly in the air*)

 

Can you hear me? Can you hear me screeeeaaaammm, with all the love in my heart, that the idea of a store I mysteriously mentioned some months ago has solidified? My dream has finally seen the light of day, presented in the best way my fabulous team and I could manage, with as many brands and products we know you’ll love.

Wanna know how the name came about?

Well, at the start, we came up with some really ridiculous names like makeupdownleftrightcenter, wakeupyourmakeup, dollfromtheskyandsea, pana-doll, doll-mino, and even inapplicable ones such as fivesixseven. HAHAHA!!!

NOOO!!! I wanted a name that would evoke an image, tell a story, or have some meaning or association to makeup and beauty.

Then I thought…… *moment of enlightenment*

I’m a girl, I’m selling makeup to girls, the name should ride along this line.

And just like that, Doll To Doll came to mind. I ran it through friends and this was the name that garnered the highest votes! So it’s me (a doll [us, actually. but, anyways]) sharing beautiful and fun makeup with my girl friends (all you dolls)!

(Girl To Girl would seem like a shop selling kids clothing and wouldn’t sound half as cute. Heh heh!)

That was in June, and five months on, dolltodoll.com is live.

Today is 20 November 2012 – 20112012. NICE RIGHT!!! I initially wanted 211112 but my parents said 20112012 is a way more auspicious date for store opening after seeking the Chinese calendar. 20112012 looks very good too!

Just so you know, today is a good date for big events such as store openings, weddings, traveling, moving house, building house – basically anything big, new and exciting in your life!

SURREAL… CANNOT.BELIEVE.IT.

Doll To Doll would never have materialized without Bun Bun Makeup Tips, and what’s the blog without you, my cherished readers?

If not for your unwavering support and inspiring words of encouragement (on the blog and facebook) to chase my dream of setting up shop, I would never have had the relentless courage and strength to keep going.

In the next post that’s coming up in a short while, I will introduce the Top 10 products highly sought after by many readers and for which I always receive questions on where to buy, how to buy, how to ship from/to Singapore, etc.

Now I can proudly tell you: dolltodoll.com has it all! *pumps fist into air LOL

 

Please help us grow the facebook page by liking it! It is where we will post updates on special deals and host giveaways!! Ask your friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, family, followers to like too okie!! 😀

 

 

If you like to shop for makeup online, you’ll know our prices are very competitive. Some items are going below market rate by up to 40%!

And!!!

To thank you for all that you’ve done for Doll To Doll thus far, we are having a

STOREWIDE OPENING SPECIAL!

All readers of Bun Bun Makeup Tips are entitled to a 5% off your order.

FIVE DAYS ONLY!

Okie, even if you’re not a reader you also can have the 5%. But I’m sure you’ll be a reader from now on — I’m addictive. HAHAHA! So confident! XD

Simply enter coupon code during checkout: LAUNCHDOLLTODOLL

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OKIE!!! Now go get your goodies! Best time to get Christmas presents for yourself and friends too!! (The Boyfriend said he will buy something for me from my store LOL)

I’m so HAPPY we’ve finally launched and thank you for feeling happy for me too!! LOVE LOVE!! 😀

Check back for the Top 10 products post in a while okie? ^_^*

 

Love,

Juli, Bun Bun, and Team Doll To Doll

 

Please let us know what you think of the website, any suggestions, anything you like/dislike, want more of, etc! You can either write in to [email protected] or leave your comments below. Thank you!

 Visit now!

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Update: Check out the Top 10 products from dolltodoll.com!

 

 

The Evolution Of Blog Reading And Interaction: NuffnangX

Someone discovered electricity, but it was Thomas Edison who creatively harnessed and used electricity to invent the first light bulb.

Someone discovered the wheel, but it was Karl Benz who invented the first modern automobile.

Someone discovered the internet, someone else invented the smartphone, but it is Nuffnang that has found the perfect technology of coalescing these two to dramatically change the way you read and comment on blogs on your phone.

I hereby present to you, NuffnangX. *cue whistle and mad applause

(I think the ‘X’ adds mystery to the concept and feeds on human desire to uncover the riddle behind ‘X’. Otherwise why do teachers always ask us to ‘Find x’?! LOL)

What Is NuffnangX?

In a nutshell, NuffnangX is like the Instagram for blogs. You discover Instagrammers, interact with them, show some love. Everything’s done on your nifty little handheld device.

And that’s exactly how your blog reading and interaction habits are going to evolve.

Gone will be the days when blog reading meant you had to type in the full blog name in your phone’s address bar. Thank you very much if you bothered to type in the full bunbunmakeuptips.com, and thank you very much again if you have blog bookmarked in your smartphone’s Reading List.  Thank you, also, if you key in words like ‘bun bun makeup blog’, ‘bun bun makeup’, or ‘bun bun blog’, and then have my friend, Google, bring you to me. 😀

I assure you, things are going to change. No, WAIT! I know we all don’t like change. But trust me, your life is going to change for the better.

With NuffnangX, you can follow/subscribe to blogs you love *ahem* like mine *ahem* so you always know when I’ll have a new post up for reads. It’s information and update at your fingertips, baby.

Left screenshot: I haven’t ‘claimed a blog’ as a verification that I’m the rightful owner, coz I intend to do a tutorial on how to use NuffnangX. It will be useful for you! And I don’t follow only 6 blogs HAHA, this was a screenshot taken at the launch.

Thank you to all you 484 followers! I’m humbled by your unconditional support. :)

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