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).

Read the rest of this entry




Oookiee… As much as I’d like to think otherwise, I’ve got to admit it. I have lazy days where I, at the end of the day, realized that I did nothing constructive at all. I’m lazy when it comes to keeping the clothes that my mum has neatly folded on the ironing board. I’m lazy when it comes to keeping my monthly accounts. I’m lazy when I need to pack my messy table.


Yay! Seeing the word ‘happy’ makes me happy already. I think I am a happy person and people like to be with happy people and people like to be with me. 😀

Read the rest of this entry

Eyeshadow Depotting Tutorial: How To Depot L’Oreal HiP Eyeshadow Duo With Flat Iron

If you’ve ever unintentionally (or maybe purposely out of sheer curiosity) purchased a fake MAC eyeshadow, you’d know it comes in a MAC look-alike black pot on the outside, but on closer experiment, the back side of it houses a sponge applicator and for some packaging, a mirror too.

And this is how the L’Oreal HiP Eyeshadow Duos look like – with a useless compartment with an equally ineffective sponge applicator.

Read the rest of this entry

Launch of Philosophy in Sephora Singapore 2012

(Gah! I thought I’d schedule this post to be published earlier; I just checked and realized I set it to March. @_@)

Philosophy is finally going to land on our shores! Slated to launch at all Singapore Sephora stores on 27 April 2012, our sunny island was chosen to be the first Asian country to shelve the Philosophy brand due to our ‘level of sophistication, different ethnic groups, and an English-speaking environment’, as mentioned by a Philosophy personnel.

At the Philosophy press event, we were shown and got to try their popular products like ‘purity made simple’ cleanser, ‘hope in a jar’ moisturizer, ‘miracle worker’ dark spot correcting system, and ‘turbo booster c powder’.

It would all have been a better experience had I not rushed down from a meeting looking all disheveled and the assistants started me off right away with ‘hope in a jar’ and right after, ‘micro delivery peel’ which is an exfoliation system that promotes skin renewal. Peel after moisturizer?!?! :O

Read the rest of this entry

Makeup Up Haul: Dior Lash Serum, Lioele Eyebrow, EcoTools Brush, Kate Eyebrow, The Body Shop Eye Makeup Remover, Makeup Geek Eyeshadows

I’ve been hauling a lot recently. Been very much in the mood for it!

My good ol’ Shiseido Nourishing Mascara Base is finally seeing its end. A devoted hard worker you have been, my dearest, now it is time for you to retire. Let’s see if the Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum is really worth all the rave.

Price of Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum in Singapore: EXORBITANT. Lol.

Yup, this is another Lioele Auto Eyebrow Pencil. Teehee. I wanted to buy it in Shade 1, but the silly store assistant wrongly gave me Shade 2. Traveling back to the store was too much trouble and time, so I decided to keep it. Shade 2 is really a little dark for me. This new one is Shade 1 (happened to be in the area some time very much later). Review on Lioele Auto Eyebrow Pencils coming soon!

Price of Lioele Auto Eyebrow Pencil in Singapore: SGD12.90 (I think)

Read the rest of this entry

A Pot Of L’oreal Infallible Eyeshadow Goldmine At The End Of The Rainbow

According to an Irish folktale, fairies leave a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and Leprechauns guard it. Only those who have put in hard work, persevere and hold hope in their hearts will find their own pot of gold. This saying is really to exemplify that perseverance and hard work will bring you the results you desire. Realistically, since a rainbow is really a circle of continuous light, there is no end to it. So no pot of gold. :( However we can seek comfort in the knowledge that we can have our own man-made pots of gold, like the L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow Goldmine. Read the rest of this entry