Bun Bun’s First Birthday + Giveaway!


When the clock strikes midnight, I’d love to tickle her tummy, rub her behind the ears, put her chubby cheeks in my mouth and whisper in her ear “Happy birthday my dearest, you made it to a year.”

Well, if only Bun Bun were real, that is.

However, I don’t think I’d like to wish that she were real – like in flesh and blood – I would totally freak out. @_@”

About one year ago, went live. I say ‘about’ because I can’t remember when exactly. The first post was published on 21 February 2011 and I didn’t have Bun Bun as my blog mascot until much later (the Bun Bun image at the bottom of that first post was included later).

So Bun Bun’s birthday is really… arbitrary. Hoho. I thought 3rd March would be a nice date since it’s easy for me to remember and also because my birthday is on 3rd July. Three is a lucky number. When we take pictures we always say ‘1, 2, 3!’, and we have Three Little Pigs, and Three Blind Mice, and Three Billy Goats Gruff, and Three Musketeers…….

The house style and editorial voice of my Bun Bun blog was set somewhere in late September 2011, after the launch of the current blog design. It took me a while to find my voice and identity, and stand out from the very crowded (but awesome) beauty and makeup community.

At the start, I wasn’t worried so much that I would run out of topics to blog about, but more that nobody would read what I write. Haha. Come on, let’s be honest, we all put our face (and sometimes our soul) out there because we want to share and have people communicating with us based on what we write. Nobody wants to write for nobody forever. For a few of months, I was super lonely but I kept going.

When my friends asked ‘How do you always find something to write?”, I realized that I never stopped having ideas. You should check out my backlog of product reviews, man. I’m buying faster than I’m reviewing.

Hundreds of posts later (that averages to about 3 posts per week – fair enough), I still love what I’m doing and am thankful for what the beauty community has given – the making of new friends, online and in person, and knowing that other bloggers also say ‘blogging can be lonely’ somewhat makes me feel less lonely.

Thank you so much, each of you.

So come, come, celebrate with me. To all my readers, those who’ve been with me from the start to those newly acquired, here’s Bun Bun’s first birthday giveaway!

There will be TWO GIVEAWAYS; the second one very much dependent on the first giveaway’s response. If there are at least 200 entries in this giveaway then the second giveaway will be ‘unlocked’. Lol. Some of my super duper favorite things are in this giveaway, some in the second (hint: L’OREAL COLOR INFALLIBLE EYESHADOW EMERALD LAME (You need Emerald Lame, girl! :D).

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  • Giveaway will end either on 17 or 31 March 2011 at 12:01am EST, depending on response
  • 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, twitter and a blog post
  • Winner has up to 48 hours to claim prize
  • If winner fails to claim within 48 hours, an alternative winner may be selected


  • You have up to NINE (wootz!) 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 blog address so that we can track)

Remember to spread the word about this giveaway so that Giveaway 2 can be unlocked! 😀

Good luck!


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About Bun Bun

Hello! My name is Juli and Bun Bun is my alter-ego. I blog to share my love for makeup, how to apply it, and what works or what doesn’t work, all from an Asian perspective.

My first makeup product was a shimmery light blue lipstick which I proudly wore all over my eyelids and lips. It cost $2.50, felt like $250, and made me feel like a million bucks.

Throughout this blog you will see Bun Bun in different poses.

Instead of using numbers (3/5, 4/5) or alphabets (B+, A+) to rate products, I put Bun Bun in different positions and expressions to represent the rating given to the product after a review.

In Bun-O-Meter, the first on the list would mean a 5/5 rating and the last one a 1/5 rating.

You can always refer to the sidebar any time you don’t understand what Bun Bun’s pose means.

I hope you enjoy reading my makeup and beauty posts as much as I did writing them.

Talk to you soon! =)


Juli & Bun Bun

  • Dayna

    Woo… I participated! Jiayou! :)

  • Saralyn

    I found this website on google :) I like the design of your blog and the awfully cute mascot, Bun Bun.
    Three words to describe? Cute, Useful and amazing!

  • kai

    congrats bunbun! happy birthday :) very proud of you!

  • Sharlynn

    Bun Bun Make up tips to me is local, skilled and lovely!! I love your blog and am so proud that you’re a fellow Singaporean gal! Keep up the great work! :)

  • charlotte

    found on google too :) i like the reviews and tutorials cuz i’m new to makeup! i’d like more giveaways!

    three words: simple, cute, interesting

  • Adriana

    Thank you so much for your tutorials about Asian eyes makeup! They helped me a lot! I am so happy I found your blog on google! Happy b-day btw!

  • Sunny

    Hey Bun Bun, I found your blog googling for Asian eye makeup tips, and I learnt so much that I just subscribed! I love your blogging voice, thorough reviews, and great pictures! I still really want to see you do makeup on different types of Asian eyes, so I’d really appreciate it if you could cover that :) In three words, I think BBMT is fun, informative, and inspiring!

  • Sandy

    i found out this blog by randomly searching for asian beauty blogs. LOL

  • Rachel Wierenga

    Hi i found your blog searching for eye makeup – i really liked what i found. i think bbmt is exciting, educational and interesting…

  • BooBooNinja

    My story is similar to Sunny’s. I found you by searching for Asian makeup and beauty tips. I think I found your eyeshadow tutorials first, and well, it wasn’t long before I got hooked on your lively and cheery wrtiting style. 3 words: sunshine, asian, smile 😀

  • Jacqueline

    Happy birthday to your blog! I like your tutorials and your make up skills is phenomenal!

  • Sarah

    Happy birthday! 😀 I found your blog through a link in the comments on I love all your tips, especially those for Asians, and your makeup style! I think BBMT is cute, informative, and unique.

  • Christine

    I originally found you while searching for a review about bobbi brown’s gel eyeliner. I stopped myself from closing the window when I noticed that you were asian, hoping that you might have some monolid tips to share. Though you have doe eyes, I somehow read almost every post you wrote and then eventually suscribed. I’d have to say its mostly because of two things: I like your writing style, it shows personality & I learn so much from your posts! Like the difference between smudgeproof and waterproof! Asian “crease” and basic eyeshadow techniques!
    I’d describe bbmt as: meticulous, cute, honest
    Your writing is: vivacious, detailed/thorough, well structured
    As you can see, I appreciate the effort you put into your work and the genuine opinions that you have to offer. (:

  • Tati

    I found BBMT through Karen at Makeup and Beauty Blog after your guest post there. I subscribed becuase I love your simple, clean and honest writing style. You’re also very good at what you write about. That’s what I love about your blog. You should do a top 10 “can’t live without” makeup products post, that would be really cool! A 3 word description of BBMT: my favorite blog. :)

  • Julia

    I found BBMT by googling for makeup tips on my asian eyes. I subscribed b/c the graphics immediately caught my eye (so cute & fresh) and the posts are addicting!
    What I love about BBMT: Juli’s personality, unique asian perspective, great prodz reviews
    What I don’t love: makes me break my no-buys >:(
    Topics I’d like to see covered: Skin tones/colors, strategies to deal with makeup addiction, your current morning/evening routine, oh yes and more eye looks 😀
    BBMT in 3 words: sunny, informative, engaging

  • http://DEANNEO.COM Dean N.

    I found BBMT on google when searching for smudge-proof mascara!
    Loved the way you write your reviews and decide to subscribe :)
    I hope that you will have an updated column/header that features all your current HG items, so its easier to search.. :) Possible to list Singapore prices (approx will be good too) when you speak about the items? Normally you link the items to ebay…
    3 words: cute, easy to read, useful tips!

  • Christina Chiang

    Okay so here I go (like Hercules’ 12 labours!). I found BBMT because of… gosh… what was it because of? i THINK it was because of a makeup review. Google Search did a good job in bringing me to this blog and I’ve not regretted coming here. BBMT is honest, straight-to-the-point, valuable. And i love the yummy description that Juli uses :)

    Would love to see more beauty products reviewed, especially those that are not as widely acclaimed (example, Boujois Glitter Eyeliner!)

  • boble

    I fould BBMT while looking for makeup tips for asian eyes then I get interested in your reviews.
    I would like to see more review and also makeup tips especially for Asians
    thanks :)

  • Stephanie J

    Yay i hope i win! looks great :) I reblogged about your giveaway!

  • Jhitomi

    I don’t remember exactly how I found you, maybe by googling monolid eye makeup. I stayed and subscribed because you are cute, your writing is funny, and those posts about different styles of monolid makeup was incredible. Plus that description with photos of all the different types of Asian eyes: wow, I’ve never seen anything like it.

    In three words: educational, fun, feminine.

    BTW, March 3 is a good day for your anniversary also because it’s Japanese Girls Day (third day of the third month.) Congrats!

  • Xiao Vee

    hi :) i found this web by google!
    3 words:
    cute, adorable, generous :)

  • Michaela T

    I saw a link somewhere and followed it…Im a sucker for makeup tips! I think you’re doing great.

    • Michaela T

      Oh, and in three words: Fun, cute, and useful!

  • Keyana

    I found your blog (today!) by clicking a link….somewhere? Well I like how you break down and explain different application techniques. Surprisingly, I think that your tips for Asian eyes will help me, even though I’m African American! I am excited about reading your past posts, so I won’t suggest new topics just yet. BBMT in three words: fun, informative, and colorful!

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  • Emma Eliyas

    i found your blog tru search engine and the post is about asian eye shapes if i not mistaken. I loved your blog because your are very details in every explaination u write. I can easily understand whats your point. BBMT in three words : informative, cute n colorful!

  • Vicky Hoang

    i found you through google.. i think that your blog is very cute, useful, and simple :) i would love to see more reviews and swatches because that really helps me pick out a product. thank you so much for this giveaway and happy birthday bun bun! :)

  • Molly

    One of the things that first drew my interest to this blog was the reviews of Asian products, I’m always interested in make up and skin care, etc. that perhaps isn’t available in my area (but it still wonderful and useful!) but the thing that cemented my love forever was the tutorials on Asian eye make up and how to do it. I am so glad to see someone who can speak intelligently and well on the subject of diversity of products and techniques needed for non-Caucasian people. I’m so glad I found this blog, because it helps me improve my own skills and gives me great tips on wonderful products. I’d love to see more information on skin care products (so good to see a skin regime that matches my own needs!).

    Three words that describe this blog: Informative, Fun, and Enthusiastic

  • Liane

    I found your website on a much love makeup forum quite a long time ago! What I love: GREAT, clear photos of the products you review and your bubbly,happy personality in your blog. What I don’t like: for some odd reason, I can’t see any pictures using google chrome. I have to use internet explorer…What I’d like to see in the future: definitely more reviews!
    I’d describe bbmt: enthusiastic, happy and resourceful lol
    Happy Birthday bun bun!

  • Harima

    Hi from Canary islands, Spain!

    I found BBMT searching for the Bourjois’ Healthy Mix foundation review :) I read it and I liked so I decided to see more entries and…here I am! loving your reviews! thank you so much and good luck girls!

  • Irene

    Love your tutorials for Asian eyes and cute little Bunbun!

  • Gaby J.

    Found you on google while searching for something… Happy birthday & congrats! :-)

  • Evie

    hello..i found bbmt when i was googling on a beauty product and ever since then i have been visiting frequently <3

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  • Angel

    Hello! I found this blog via The Mighty Google while I was searching for a product review, then I stumbled upon this blog. And I found your blog very attractive! I am subscribing to your RSS now. It’s fun to read your tutorial because sometimes you put funny comment 😀 not a typical tutorial beauty blogger type lah 😀

    3 words : Informative, Attractive, and Fun!

    Topics : Anything! I like them all :)

  • shaashii

    your giveaway

  • ekb*

    I found you through a Brilliant Brunette! I enjoy your blog, keep up the good work :)

  • KatPerez

    I found it on I enjoy all your reviews especially since I have oil skin and live in a hot and humid area too. Also I know some of the products you review so its helpful

    • Edith

      I noticed your commentluv you are posting and I was really smiling reading your father’s weapon.
      Great! I would love to read your funny article.

  • Airess

    I honestly can not remember how I came across your blog… I think it may have been on someone else’s blog roll… not really sure though! I love seeing your makeup looks it sometimes provides great inspiration. And if I had to describe it in 3 words I would say… fun, easy, and descriptive! Loves it!

  • chuku

    Found it from google.
    Cute, informative and honest.

  • kelina

    i found this site through google when i was searching for reviews on loreal infalliable shadow :)

  • elle

    found ya from bloggers when i was searching for lioele ^^
    bbmt is cute, honest, funny!

    xoxo elle

  • milktea

    Hi there! I found BBMT when searching for reviews on L’oreal’s 24 Hr Infallible eye shadows. One thing led to another and here I am! :)

    I like your posts on make up for Asian eyes! I have small eyes and monolids so eye makeup’s sometimes a hassle. Every eye product out there assumes you have double eyelids.

    What I wouldn’t mind reading about (in future) are how to match foundation shades to Asian skin. I’m still hopeless at this :(

    Bun Bun’s Fun! 😉

    • milktea

      arr… the last line is 3 words describing BBMT, ok? :)