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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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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:

 

dolltodoll.com

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

dolltodoll

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!

dolltodoll


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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Singapore’s First Ever Anti-Drug Campaign Latin-Hip Hop Flashmob

Do you take drugs? Or know anyone who does?

GAH. What a negative way to start a blog post.

Restart. LOL.

<<zrrchurrgeekalaakaboomz!>>

So I mentioned in my Going Backstage – NDP Preview 2012 post and my Turning 28 post about a flashmob I took part in. It is, for me, one of the highlights of 2012, the year that would supposedly have witnessed total annihilation of the human race.

Our flashmob committee, in view of the recent slew of drug-related deaths, especially highlighted by celebrities like Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse and Whitney Houston, decided to adopt a flashmob with a message – an anti-drug campaign.

We made a promotional video to invite people to join us! All the steps were learnt like, 5 minutes before the camera started rolling. LOL.

I love that the video showcases many places in Singapore. Marina Bay Sands ArtScience Museum, CBD, Clarke Quay, Vivo City, Orchard, etc.

I appear in the final scene (*hint* I star as a possessive and OTT girlfriend. hoho), but you’ve gotta watch from the start to understand the build-up. It’s a very well-filmed video!

Kat, me, Honey

Love this pic! WE LOOK SO HAPPY!!! 😀

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The Month of July: What It Means To Be A 28-Year-Old Juli

(May I add that my skin looks kinda fabulous in the photo? Thanks, Sun!)

Come July every year, every day of the month is a special one, intentional or not. It just happens that fabulous things always happen in the month of July.

It was a little unnerving when I typed the title. What!? I’m TWENTY EIGHT!? The ‘old’ word put beside my name didn’t help one bit. ‘Old Juli’. LOL.

Happy birthday to me, for the 28th time! 😀

I left it till the last day of July 2012 to write this post, just in case something bombastically fantastic happens haha. Well, nothing out of this world is happening to me right now as I type this sentence, I’m just smiling in knowing that I’ve lived a great life so far. Be contented and grateful for what you have, and you’ll always be happy! =D

So what does being 28 in July 2012 mean?

July 2012 = BBMT Is > 1 Year Old!

If I’d known blogging would be this fun and fantastic, I’d have started years ago!

But then I always believe that everything happens for a reason, at the time it’s supposed to happen.

Years ago I’d never thought I could blog for such an international audience, never even thought anyone other than myself and some close friends who read my personal blog would want to read what I have to say.

Years ago I never thought I would have the courage to put my face out there and share with people my love for makeup and experience with products. I also never thought I could actually teach people how to apply makeup! It’s extremely gratifying when readers tell me how much they have learnt from my tutorials and it makes me want to continue making even more fabulous makeup tutorials.

You know, at the beginning, I even thought of making Bun Bun Makeup Tips a ‘faceless’ blog, meaning I’ll never show my face. I was so afraid of incurring negative comments I see bloggers receive (eg. ‘you are so ugly’, ‘you should never show your face’, ‘I hate you’) I thought I could never have the courage to stomach it.

I decided to show my face after all, and as I got more comfortable showing my face, I learnt which are my best angles, best lighting to photograph in, best way to show a product or make a tutorial.

Naturally, when people see that you’re doing well, they just wanna put you down. I’ve had my fair share of those, not too many fortunately, but enough to share my experience and help those who might be thinking how to deal with negative reader comments.

I feel incredibly blessed and thankful to all my readers who have made my blogging journey one that is filled with so much love and bonding.

I believe it is my passion in what I do and commitment to putting quality content on my blog that caught Nuffnang’s attention and then made me one of their Talent Bloggers.

July 2012 = Backstage @ NDP NE Show

One of the greatest things that happened to me after being with Nuffnang was the opportunity to be one of the 10 bloggers chosen to participate in National Day Parade 2012. The NDP team sought to involve social media participation on a higher scale this year and it’s a great honor to be part of it!

If you follow me on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, you’d have seen the photos of my backstage pass and the happenings when I went backstage last Saturday. Post coming up! 😀

July 2012 = My First Involvement In A Flashmob

Everybody knows what’s a flashmob right? It is, simply, a group of people (who act like passersby initially) suddenly breaking out in dance on the street (usually a very busy one), usually for a cause.

The cause could be anything, ranging from light-hearted ones like ‘just wanna bring some stress relief to you stressed up professionals’ to very meaningful ones, like ours that carried an Anti-Drug Abuse message.

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