Monday, 14 May 2012

Oat & Honey Facial Mask

As I've posted earlier on the greatness of oatmeal, this is another way you can benefit from it - by making your own Facial Mask.

Oatmeal can be use as a gentle cleansing agent and thus applying oatmeal mask on your face can actually draws out the impurities and some excess sebum gently.

Beside, it's cheap and easily available. I know there're some brand in the market that uses Oatmeal as one of the key ingredient in making their skincare and the famous one is Dermalogica Colloidal Facial Mask. It's good but the price is even better. So why not kill some time by making your own oat mask and it's 100% free from chemicals. 

This is how i do it :

1. Get some colloidal oat. If you do not have colloidal out, get any rolled or flaked oat, grind it and that's it, you got your colloidal oat.

2. Mix it with 2 table spoon of honey.

3. The paste will be too thick to apply and this you can add a few drop of water, or better a few drop of green tea to make it easier to apply later.

4. Stir it to the consistency that you can apply it smoothly on your face, without dripping all over.

5. Let it stay for 15 minutes or until it dries up.

6. Dampen your mask with water and massage it in circular motion. This can exfoliate your dead skin gently to make your skin absorb the goodness of the ingredient better.

7. Rinse off and moisturize.

If you're wondering what're the benefit of oatmeal, you can take a look at my previous post that I've talked about it.

As for honey, it can soften your skin, absorb and retain moisture and it can also slow down ageing processes. Greentea is well known for it detox benefit and it's a good antioxidant, thus it actually helps to combat acne problem and and leave the skin feeling fresh and comfy. 

Well it might be gross to apply oat on the face, and it can get a little messy when you're washing it off but care what for it's amazing benefit.

Try not to apply it too close to your hairline as it tend to stuck at the hair and hard to remove it off. Well after I wash it off, my face doesn't feel tight at all but feeling clean and fresh. I waited for 10 minutes to see if it gets tight but it doesn't. See how amazing it is. 

So, wait not and start making your own mask now and pamper your skin!!

*The whole process will only take you roughly 30 minutes, from making it to washing it off*

So this it how it looks at the beginning... Smells good.. 

 After 20 minutes, all dries up and the mask looks darker as there's some honey in the paste.

Voila! All done.. Please bear with my naked face(except for my eyebrow), I know it's horrible, the scars and acne.. T_T And I can't live without my Eyebrow pencil! =)

Hope you guys enjoy reading it and it's you've any tips or tricks, do comment to let me know..

Monday, 7 May 2012

Crop Studio Review (Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park)

Yay! My hair is red, Again!! Do you like it?

My hair actually looks redder in real. Wish not to scare you with that hawt red! Lol..

By the way, I hate this total transformation of blogging thingy. This new page is so darn hard to use. And i wonder why some part of the page was hidden when i open it with my Google Chrome so i gotta use Firefox to do it and i'm not a fan of this Mozilla thingy.

Ok let's not stray away from the topic. Yeah, review... on Crop Studio.

So this is how all this started. Khailing, a pretty friend of mine wish to redye her hair as it has faded to the point that she cannot accept it anymore. It's golden and looks like some sort of lala, those that you can normally see at Sungei Wang Plaza. *Sorry no offense but for me, Gold = Lala*

We bought a deal, need not to say from where, but it was quite tempting. RM78 for a hair color session at Crop Studio, Kuchai Lama.

We made an appointment earlier and the appointment was set at 2pm. We reached there at around 2.15pm, they greeted us with such a look that they do not welcome us.

The saloon looks totally dead, no music, and the environment was just, dead. No chatters no laughter, nothing. The hair stylists face were black.

They said "oh wait ar" in a very Cinapek style, without saying sorry or anything. (We made an appointment already!) The waiting time was like around 1hour, and they didnt say a word and we kept waiting like a fool, F-O-O-L!!

Both of us were so mad and we told them how long do they want us to wait anymore as we're in a hurry. So after 5 minutes, they it's our turn.

I dont think they have enough of hair stylist, and Khailing started first, while me, sitting on the chair and kept waiting and waiting. Really such a bad experience.

Oh yeah, the deal stated that they use either Loreal, Schwarkopf or Kerastase product but when they showed me the color catalogue, they have only Wella's color, which is not a favourite!

I finally chose a a red tone and I asked the stylist to mix it for me. Well, I kinda like the color, i'm a fans of redhead! =)

Talking about their skill, they're not good at communicating with customers, doesn't really understand what are we trying to ask or convey, and during the hair coloring process, it was so so so messy that the hair dye actually drip on my forehead and cheeks, and hand as well. The worst so far..

Well i wish not to blabber long but there are so many discontentment and things i would like to complain.

Take a look at their saloon.

They actually persuade us to have a treatment but, looking at their speed and time that I've left, I dont wish to continue anything else there although there's a 50% off on hair treatment services. Their treatment priced at RM138 for a session but they've this promotion which is buy 1 free 1. If you're interested you can have a try but, Khailing had their treatment and it's not very satisfying for her.

The deal actually comes with a free whole life time membership card from Crop Studio but we didnt bother to ask for it or to have it, as we will never step into this saloon anymore.

So just to sum up everything, it's bad!

Positive :
-Nice color mix for my hair
-The place is clean
-They have manicure service as well

Negative :
-Small area
-Bad customer service
-Long waiting time
-Hard to get car park around
-Only have Wella hair dye
-Lack of hair stylist
-They hardly open their mouth to talk as if there were gold in their mouth
-No music
-Didnt offer any drink, not even mineral or tap water
-It doesn't make you feel glamorous!

Overall rating :

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Vaseline Total Moisture Lotion

Hello! Have you ever wonder why some people have beautiful skin tone but some have dry and flaky one? Do you think everybody is born with healthy and glowy skin? The answer is no! Even if you're born with beautiful and healthy skin, do you think it will last forever? Definitely No too and beauty is only skin deep!

So what to do now? If you do not have moisturized skin, do something, and if you have, protect it. Here's how you can achieve beautiful and healthy looking skin.

-Drink plenty of water
-Avoid oily and spicy food
-If you skin is sensitive, find out what causes it and avoid 
-8 hours of sleep is a must
-a good body shampoo (what i mean is those that's reasonable like Lux, Johnson and etc)
-Scrub your skin at least once a week to exfoliate the dead skin
-Moisturize it with lotion / body butter

If you're constantly in an air conditioned room especially office or sleeping hour, it's a must to apply lotion to keep your skin moisturized and prevent flaky skin.

Here's this awesome body lotion that i would like to recommend to you guys as i think this's the perfect lotion for me so far and i will continue using it until i find a better one in the future. Vaselline Total Moisture body lotion. This is the new line of Vaselline and it comes in a few range for different requirement. The particular one that i like to most is the Total Moisture Nourishing body lotion with Pure oat extract and Stratys 3 multi-layer moisture.

What it claims :

Vaseline Total Moisture Nourishing lotion leaves your skin feeling healthy, soft & smooth. Our 24 hour nourishing formula combines pure oat extract and stratys 3 multi layer moisture for a quick absorption, infusing moisture at the top, core and deep down layers of skin, keeping skin amazing.

Did you get that? Oat Extract! Whee.. Oat extract is well known for its moisturizing properties and it's one of the natural ingredient for a healthy skin. 

Here's a short summary of what the expert says about oats extract :
It has great anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory properties and has been used extensively in cosmetic preparations for many years.                                                                                      
Oats extract is especially used in products that have a moisturizing and anti-aging effect, as well as in products that are used to alleviate acne, pimples and to treat problem skin.                                                                                                                                        
The main constituents of oats extract are saponins (avenacosides A and B, avenacin) and polyphenols.                                                                                                                                 
Although the cosmetic use of oats in folklore is firmly entrenched and has stood the test of time, it has been proven in modern cosmetics to offer very valuable properties and yield excellent results.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                             -Adopted from 

My Opinion

Smell :
Vaseline Total Moisture nourishing body lotion have a very soothing smell which is not too overwhelming and strong for a daily use. 

Texture :
The texture is not too runny nor thick, just nice. It's easy to apply and my skin loves this product a lot as it absorb it quickly. 

Staying power :
It keep my skin moisturize all day long. I apply it during the day time before applying the sun block. And night time after bath. It's not waterproof and thus i have to reapply if when it's being washed away. 

Price and where to get :
It's very affordable and easily available at any convenient store like Watson and Guardian. 

What i like about this product :
-makes my skin stays hydrated and smooth as claim
-love the soothing smell
-stays dry, not oily, sticky or greasy
-nice texture and easy to apply
-easy to absorb
-affordable and available conveniently everywhere

Other smell/range of this Vaseline body lotion :

-Cocoa Butter
Have strong cocoa smell, evens out skin tone and keep skin moisturized. 

-Intense rescue repairing moisture
For very dry skin. Provide 24 hour moisture treatment. Repairs and soften

-Aloe Fresh
Refreshing with aloe vera formula and provide non sticky hydration

-Healthy White
With skin whitening formula to give a healthier and fairer skin

-Sun protection
Comes with SPF for day time use. 

I don't really like the other range of the product due to several reason like the smell is too intense for me, some is a little greasy for me as i live in a tropical country with hot climate, and the one with SPF is good but i can't take the strong smell. 

So the total moisture that i have is the best for me, the smell and texture is good enough for daily application and nothing to complain for such an affordable and awesome product! Thumbs up! Why not grab one and try it out yourself? You'll love it! =)

Thanks for reading! XOXO

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Random CNY Photos

Lol this is really random. Just wanna share some pic with you guys. Had this idea when scrolling through my ipod just now. : P

My New Car. Which means Extra expenses! 
Love the cute key-chain, souvenir from my Aunt from London. 

Look of the Day during first day of CNY 2012.
Pretty Simple, stays comfy at home. 

Different angle, Cheese! 

 I did the engraving. 
This was during my sem break, at parent's shop.

Genting Trip with my hunn, Sheena. 
We're in the cable car and Sheena was shouting for help. Lol!
I read a news about a cable car fell off at Genting Highland, just a week after my trip there!

Masterpiece from my little brother. 

Another masterpiece.
Can you feel the "psychedelic-ness" ? Lol.. 

That's all the randomness for today! Thanks for your time. =)

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Maybelline Clear Smooth BB Cream

Hello hotties! Today i'm going to do a review on Maybeline Clear Smooth 8-IN1 Skin Transformer BB Cream. I've always wanted to try this new product as it attracts me whenever i pass by Watson or Guardian but i didnt purchase it worrying that it might clog my pores and blah blah blah..  but now.. i'm so happy that i got this as a freebies from CLEO in the January 2012 issue! Woots!

So here's the BB Cream, came in a tub of 6ml which last probably about 5 to 6 applications.

What it claims:

Our Revolutinary Skin Perfecting Cream instantly improves and perfects your skin :
1. Brightens instantly
2. Evens tone
3. Smoothes skin
4. Refines & minimizes pores
5. Clears skin
6. Conceals imperfections
7. Moisturizers 24hour
8. Protects with SPF 26/PA+++

-Clinically proven, no oil, no fragrance, no pore clogging.
-Even suitable for sensitive skin, dermatologist tested.

What I Think about this BB Cream:

The texture is rather thin and runny and it's easy to apply. I do not agree that it doesn't control any oil as it glides on my skin easily. It gives a dewy finish rather than a matte finish i will say and it provide fair coverage and looks pretty natural on my skin.

If you prefer something with more coverage, i dont think this is a suitable product for you. After a apply it, there's still some visible scars on my face and thus i need to cover it with some concealer. Here's the before and after result.

As you can see, it doesn't give a heavy coverage and i definitely recommend it for those who opt for a natural finish and light feel with a dewy looking skin. I personally have oily combination skin and i think that this BB Cream doesn't control oils as my T-zone looks shiny after around 2 hours and thus i dust some loose powder after applying it to keep it matte.

It claims that it conceal imperfections, i think that it only delivers 50% of what it says. It does conceal the dark circles fairly well but when it comes to redness and scars, it doesn't give any good coverage. Besides, it says that it refines and minimizes pores and i think that it reduce almost 80% of my pores appearance and it's good enough for me.

The sample that i've got is in 01 Fresh and it blends well with my skin color, and it's even better than the Laneige BB Cream that i've got, which is too fair and pale looking on my skin. Below is a simple comparison I've made between the Laneige Snow BB Cream and Maybelline Clear Smooth BB Cream.

So this is my look of the day after using Maybelline Clear Smooth BB Cream, touched up with some concealer and loose powder.

Overall i will say that this product is ok to use, and do not forget that it comes in a cheaper price as compared to other high end BB Cream, so do not expect too much from it. For everyday, medium coverage and natural looks, this will do a good job already. Let me sum up my review with the Pros and Cons.

Pros : 
-Comes with SPF 24+++
-Skin doesn't feel tight after using it (moisturizers)
-Light and Natural coverage
-Love the dewy effects after applying it
-Easily available (Watson, Guardian, etc)
-Cheap !
-Blends in well with my skin color
-Easy application, glides smoothly

Cons : 
-Doesn't control much oil, need to blot the excess sebum away at the mid of the day
-Need to finish with loose powder to mattify and also to control the oil
-Contains Paraben which is not so good

Overall Rating :

Thanks for reading!! XOXO

Monday, 30 January 2012

Makeup Tips We Love!

Your foundation looks cakey? Eyeshadow that doesn't stay the whole day? Blusher that making you look 10 years older? Oily and shiny T-zone? Are these the problems that you're facing everyday with your makeup routine? Worry not! Here are some makeup tips that i guarantee will be very helpful and will definitely solve your make up problems! 

For Thy FACE

1. Always prep your skin with a face primer or moisturizer if you do not have one before applying foundation. 
    -This will gives you a flawless finish and covers up your pores. Your foundation will last longer too!

2. Mix your liquid concealer with a moisturizer. 
    - It will gives a better blending with your skin color.

3. Apply your foundation by spotting it where it's necessary instead of applying it the whole face.
    - This will makes your make-up looks more natural and a barely-there finish.

4. Problems with blemish?
    - Forget about the concealer. Use the thickened base collected in the cap of your foundation or BBCream. 
       Dab it with your fingers and set with powder. Trust me, it gives a better coverage than a concealer.

5. Cakey and fine lines after applying foundation?
     - Press loose powder on the face if you're using a sponge, not swipe. If you're using a powder brush,make
        sure you tap away the excess powder before lightly applying it in circular motion. 

6. Shiny T-Zone?
     - Blot away the excess sebum before touching up with a pressed powder or else you'll have a cakey face.

7. Blemish or Sensitive skin?
     - Try to look for a mineral foundation. 

8. Clogged pores after using foundation or BB Cream?
     - Apply your foundation or BB cream in downwards motion as this will prevent the products from getting  
       into the pores. Remember to apply your skin care in upwards and circular motion!

9. Having a foundation that's too thick and making you look 10 years older?
     - I had this problem once after purchasing a wrong foundation. Do not throw it away but instead, mix it 
        with your moisturizer so that it's thinner and gives a natural finish. 

10. The most important thing out of all - Wash and Sanitize your hand before applying makeup especially 
      when you're doing it with your fingers. Unless you like breakouts! =P

For that Charming EYES

1. Conceal your panda eyes! 
    - No makeup looks good with undereyes circle. Applying makeup without concealing it make only 
      emphasize the dark circles and makes you look tired and worn out!

2. How to conceal your dark circles perfectly?
     - Dot concealer on the inner and below your eye and then pat it with your ring finger, not swiping it. Set it 
        with loose powder.

3. Creased Shadow ? 
     - This will normally happen to one with oily eyelids and if you're the one, try to avoid cream shadow, 
        instead use a powder eyeshadow. If you're a big fans of cream shadow and can't live without it, my  
        advice is to apply a thin layer of powder eyeshadow after applying your cream shadow of of the same 

4. Longer lasting eyeshadow?
     -Use an eyelid primer before applying your eyeshadow. Not only making your eyeshadow last longer,
       it will enhance the color of your eyeshadow as well. 

5. Precise and fool-proof eyeliner
     - Dot your eyeliner along the lashline for your desirable line and then connect the dots. This is the best way
       for those who want to start using a liquid liner. You can draw your liner with a single stroke when you're
       good at it. Remember, practice makes perfect!

6. For a longer lasting eyeliner
     - trace your eyeliner with an eyeshadow brush after lining your eye with an eyeliner no matter it's a pencil, 
        liquid or gel liner. Trace ut with a black shadow for a dramatic effects or soften the look with a brown

7. For a bigger looking eyes
     - this is my own way of applying the eyeliner for a bigger looking eyes and not too harsh for a daytime 
       look. Line your eye with a liquid liner, starting for the middle of your lash line instead of the inner corner 
      of the eyes. Bring it out and end it with a slight flip. This will make your eyes look bigger and longer. Then,   
      line your lower lash line just about 0.5 cm and connect it to the flip. Dab some brown shadow over the 

8. Shimmer VS matte shadow
     -Shimmer eyeshadow are nice and fun but it's not easy to wear as it will emphasize tired and puffy eyes.
      Choose a matte one if you opt for a natural looking eyes and if you have wrinkled lids. Use shimmer as a 
      highlighter instead.

9. Brighten your tired eyes with a white liner.
     - Softly line your lower lashline with a white or peach colored liner as this will hide our tired looking eyes 
       and brighten it up instantly!

10. Most important step to a bright and fresh eyes!
     - Dab a dot of pale shimmery shadow like white, champagne or gold at the inner corners of your eyes and   
       also at the middle of your eyelids just above the lashline. See the difference yourself. 

Want a Sexier and Fuller LASHES?

1. Protect your lashes!
    - First of all, remember not to curl your lashes too hard with a curler as this will breaks your lashes.
       For a natural and beautiful lashes, curl your lash with a curler with 3 steps, press the curler softly starting     
       from the roots, middle and then the tip instead of just one hard application at the root as this will gives 
       you a shocking and awful looking lashes!

2. A super curl that last the whole day?
    - Warm your curler with a hair dryer fora few second. Remember to try the temperature of the curler 
       before using it to curl your lashes as you do not want to burn your eyelid.

3. Curler SOS!
    - What if you've forgotten your eyelash curler when you're outstation and desperately in need of curling 
       your  lash for a dinner look? Fear not! Use a teaspoon and warm it up with your palm, place it 
       horizontally and facing downwards, lightly press your eyelash against it and pulling it out and up gently. 
       Do this for a few times and it will give the same effects like the curler.

4. Hard and untamed lashes?
    - Curl your lashes with a heated curler and coat it with a waterproof mascara instead of a regular formula 
      as a waterproof mascara locks the shape better.

5. Daytime VS Nightout
    - Applying a lengthening mascara for a daytime look and a volumizing mascara for a night look. If you have   
       relatively short lashes, apply a coat of lengthening mascara before a volumizing mascara. For a more 
      dramatic effects, apply a few coats of mascara until you achieve your desirable effects but remember, not
      to apply it too thick or else it will get clumpy. 

6. Want a wider and bigger looking eyes?
     - Apply a few layer of mascara at your top lashes and then your bottom lashes as well.

7. How to solve clumpy and irregular mascara application?
    - Instead of applying your mascara in an outwards direction, apply it with a zig-zag direction from the 
       roots. This will separate the lashes to prevent clumps and also gives a fuller, sexier and thicker lashes!!

8. Opps! Too much of mascara and clumps?
    - If you have a lash separator, use it to separate your lashes and remove the clumps. If you do not have  
      one, wash your old and unused mascara wand and dry it. Use it to comb your lashes and remove the 
      clumps. Do  not use any tissue or finger!

9. Smudges? 
    - Do not swipe it away with your finger as it will not remove it but will only dirty and ruin your makeups. 
      Use a cotton bud dipped in eye makeup remover and gently dab away the falls out and smudges. Lightly 
      press some powder over the area.

10. Colored mascara.
     - A black color mascara gives you a fuller lashes and bigger eyes while a brown one gives your a more 
       natural looking eyes for a daytime look. A blue or purple colored mascara funk up your eyes and gives 
       you a flirty and dramatic effects for the dinner date or a party look!

Healthy and Glowing CHEEK

1. First Tip - Less is more
    - Do not overdo your cheek color as it will makes your face looks like an ape butt and makes you 10
      years older.

2. For powder blush
    - Use a professional blush brush for a perfect application. Do not apply a powder blush with your finger as 
       it will look uneven and blotchy.  

3. For gel and cream blush
    - Dab it with your finger and blend. Remember to start with a small amount and work it slowly for your 
      desirable intensity and effect. Remember-Less is more ; )

4. If you have a wide face and want a slimmer look
    - Apply the lighter color blush onto the apples of your cheeks and a darker shade slightly below it and 
      along the line of your cheekbones. Remember to blend to create a smooth transition. 

5. Too much of blusher? 
    - Dab some powder foundation over it to tone it down. Swipe away with a tissue if you're using a cream 

6. Where should you apply your blusher?
    - This is how i work my blusher. By using a brush, tap off the excess and softly apply the blusher at the 
       cheekbones and with the remaining of the blusher at the brush, lightly brush it over the forehead and chin
       for radiant face.

7. Want a healthy glow?
     - Apply a highlighter or shimmery powder at the highest point of the cheek bones and blend it outwards. 
       Use a fine shimmery powder and do not overly do it. You want a healthy glow, not shiny face!

8. Run out of blusher?
    - Rub some lippie with the tip of your ring finger and warm it up, then dab 3 dots of lippie over your cheek 
       bones and blend it with your finger. It will give a very healthy glow and i like the effects more than a 
       powder  blush! Watch out! Do not do this if you have super sensitive skin and use a high quality lippie if  
       you want to  use it as a replacement!

9. Contouring with bronzer?
    - Most of the Asian girl do not have tanned skin and we seldom use a bronzer. However, a bronzer is a 
      great tool to contour your face. Applying it near your hairline if you have wide forehead to shorten your 
      forehead, at the side of your cheek near your ears for a slimmer face, at the jaw line and also the lower of 
      your chin if  you have some "baby-fat" there. Most importantly, use a matte bronzer for this. 

10. Clogged pores? 
     - Use the same technique as applying foundation if you have clogged pores. Apply your blusher in a 
        downwards directly to prevent it from getting into your pores.


1. Do not apply lippie or glossie over chapped lips as this will only emphasize the chapping!
    -Remember to apply lip balm before you sleep for a beautiful lips. What if you have chapped lips in the 
      morning? Rub your lips with a dampen cloth to exfoliate the dry skin and then apply a layer of lip balm 
      and let it sit for 3 minutes. Blot the excess away with a tissue and apply your lip color. 

2. Longer lasting lippie
    - Apply a layer of lipstick and then blot it with a tissue by gently pressing it against your lips. Reapply and 
      that will sit for the whole day. p/s do not use a cheap and low quality lipstick as it's not long lasting and 
      might be dangerous too!

3. Sexy and fuller lips
    - Line your lips with a lip pencil. Use a lip liner shade which is closest to your original lip color to prevent 
      that two-toned effects. Fill your lips with your desirable lip color and dab on some glossy at the 
      middle of the lips for a plumper and fuller lips.

4. Dark and intense lip color
    - Be precised! Line your lip with a lip liner, and then fill in your lips by applying your lip color with a lip 

5. Nude or soft color
    - If you have pale lips, apply the lip color just like normal. For those with darker lips, prime your lips with a 
       foundation and better if you have a lip concealer. Apply your lipstick as desirable. 

6. Thin and thick lips
    - For those with thin lips, it's advisable to apply a layer of glossy after applying your lipstick to fake the 
      appearance of a fuller lips. For those with thick lips, skip the glossy as it will only emphasize it and 
      enhance the appearance of a full lips.

7. Which shades is suitable for me?
    - Lippie can age your down if you apply it wrongly. For a heavy eye makeup, remember to tone down 
      your lippie by applying a soft or nude color. If you prefer dark or bright red lippie, you need to tone down 
      your eyecolor. For those who are over 40s, it's advisable to use a darker or bright red lipstick instead of 
      the pink or nude one as it will only make you look paler and worn out. 

8. Tired of your lippie color?
    - Instead of splurging on a new lippie,  experiment your lip color by mixing it with other lippie to get a new 
      and fresher color. 

9. Remove the remnants of your lipsticks and reapply after meal!
   - If you do not do so, your lippie will run out of your lips and get messy. Blot the remnants away with a 
     tissue and reapply. Do not do so blindly. Do it in front of a compact mirror or head to the washroom!

10. Dab a dot of highlighter over the cupid bow of the lips to emphasize the shape and make it look 

Hope my tips will help you create a better and beautiful makeup! Stay tune for more!! =) XOXO

Friday, 20 January 2012

Makeup Brushes 101

Ever wonder what's the use of the variety of makeup brushes that comes in different shapes and sizes? How and where should i use it? Oh well, today i'm gonna solve all that matrix in your head by going through the brushes briefly and hope that it gives you a better understanding about makeup brushes after this. =)


Foundation Brush

Description :
A Film synthetic brush with slip. Large, dense and flat.
Application :
To apply water-based foundations, cheek color or any skin treatments such as clay mask. Gives a flawless finish.

Powder / Blush Brush

Description :
Fluffy dome shape brush with soft hair. Comes in medium or large size.
Application :
For the application or powder foundation or powder blush.

Kabuki Brush

Description : 
Large rounded dome shape tip with short handle. 
Holds a lot of products and to be use to apply powder products such as face powder or blusher. Gives the air brush feel.

Stipple Brush

Description :
Rounded, fiber made and flat
Application :
To apply cream or water based products. Gives a natural finish.

Concealer Brush

Description :
Looks like a smaller version of foundation brush. Synthetic material and flexible.
Application : 
Use to apply concealer especially liquid base. 

Angled Brush

Description :
Fluffy brush just like the powder brush but with an angled tip.
Application : 
Can be used to apply blusher, powder product, shaping and blending.

Tapered Face Brush

Description :
Soft material, small sized. Dome shaped with a slightly pointed tip.
Application :
To shape and contour precisely especially when contouring the nose bridge. Can be use to apply highlighter.

Fan Brush

Description :
Soft and scarcely spread.
Application :
To swipe away any fall out after makeup. 


Blending Brush

Description :
Soft dome shape fluffy brush.
Application :
To apply eyeshadow and blend away any hard lines.

Shader Brush

Description :
Dense paddle with flat round tip. 
Application :
To apply eyeshadow precisely

Angled Shader Brush

Description :
Same like shader brush but with an angled tip.
Application : 
To apply eyeshadow. 

Flat Definer Brush

Description :
Flat rectangular base.
Application :
To line and apply water based product.

Angled Definer Brush

Description :
Same as defining brush but with an angled tip.
Application :
To apply and lining water based products. Normally use to apply gel liner and create a flick with the angle brush.

Eyeliner Brush

Description : 
Small fine tip.
Application :
To precisely line any water based product.

***Well actually this is just a brief explanation of the makeup brushes and their uses but actually there're alot more of them, and they comes in different sizes. To me there's no single rule on using them as long as it gives the effects that you want. You may or may not agree with me as this is solely my own opinion. =)

Thanks for reading. XOXO~

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Do you believe in Fate?

Well this is definitely an out of topic post but i would like to share my experience with you as i think it's worth sharing. This post are specially dedicated for all the pets' owner out there.

Here the story goes...

I've always wanted a pet dog but i don't think it's a suitable time to get one yet as i'm still a student and financially, ahem, can't even support myself. I love dogs and my dad has 3 dogs at home (German Shepherd, Golden Retriever and English Bulldog). Here's the pic of my lovely family doggies.

Foxxy, Boscoe and Kumoe

Boscoe (Golden Retriever) belonged to me and the other two belongs to my brothers. However, my dad is the one who is taking care of them now as all of us are out here for studies. Sadly, my dearest Boscoe passed away last year due to food poisoning and nothing can be done to save him. I can still remember the tears that rolled down from his eyes when he was suffering and in pain. =(

Til end of last year, my dad was asking his friend is there're any dog for adoption as he wants to keep them in the farm so that the worker there is kept accompanied. He was looking for somekind of normal dog, the stray dog kind of dog, not the good breed one. 

One of his friend told him that he has a pekingese mix dog that he doesn't want and thus he gave it to my dad and let him stay at the farm. I heard it and i couldn't resist to see the cute lil creature and ocne i met him i can't let him stay at the farm as it's not a suitable place for a family dog like him, Hugo his name. =)

I brought him back but Kumoe and Foxxy couldn't accept a new friend and thus I have to bring Hugo back to KL and i have to support him myself. $$$ It's ok since it is my choice. I love Hugo and he's such a cute and adorable fluffy dog. 

Well the reason the previous owner "dump" him was because, he complaint that he's too noisy but i don't think he is. The only reason when he bark is because he needs companion, doesn't like to be alone. But i've trained him well i guess, that he can stay in my room whenever i need to go out and of course, have to assure that  I've fed him and brought him out for poo poo and wee wee. (He doesn't poo and wee in the room!)

When i first brought him back to KL, i found that he like to chase his tail and kept biting his paws and i thought that it's his bad habit but it's actually not. I found out that it's because of the lack of a certain kind of nutrient in his system when i brought him to a vet and thus i have to get him extra supplement and that's $$$ again.. *sigh* what to do, i love him! 

I feel that the previous owner was not responsible enough and i don't think he/she deserve to have a dog. Why get one if you do not want to take care of him well? Hugo has skin problem, lack of nutrient and untrained when he was first adopted by me. Besides his skin is really sensitive and i believe that the previous owner didn't give him any supplement and fed him with their leftovers!

So my advice is, if you don't think you have the time, money, patience and most importantly, PASSION for dog, please do not get one and it's really torturing for the cute creature and it's not easy to have a dog and make him stay healthy! 

I think that it's fate that brought me and Hugo together, and he's tame and not really noisy when he's with me now, unlike what the previous owner said. Besides, he's quite obedient, but yet quite agile. Still need more time to train him as he's already 3 years old plus now but i'm sure that i will be able to train him well one day. Ush! =)

I'm cutting on my makeup stuff and clothes in order to get a fluffy comfy bed for him, more supplement, toys  and clothes of course! Save save save! 

So here's Hugo, after sent for a full groom and "makeover"! =)

I'm not sure about the breed, a lil of Pekingese, Schnauzer, and etc.. That doesn't matter to me actually and I love him! =)