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Friday, 31 December 2010

Goodbye to 2010

Here are the things I will do to say goodbye to 2010, and to greet 2011. So first, I will do this tag that Rinny has given me and as well as an award





To accept the Versatile Blogger Award there are some rules to follow:


1. Thank and link back to who gave you the award.

2. Share seven things about yourself.

3. Pass it along to seven blogs you've recently discovered and enjoy.

4. Leave your recipients a note, telling them about the award. 


Here are 7 things about me
1) The final interview of the flight attendant post I have applied is coming in less than a week's time now, I'm soooo nervous!
2) Sorry, I shouldn't mention this one but this is a crucial fact that I think people should know if they get to the level that they know my name is that I'm a very easy-going person that won't mind it all, but it doesn't mean that I'm always comfortable with almost everything... I'm very forgiving and willing to give people another chance because we are all human beings who make mistakes BUT I will take back all the privileges I once offered if I was taken for granted

3) I used to work in the airline in Hong Kong... hehe, let me show u all this cute photo of me with my paw cushions, I used to wished that I could take the cushions to work, lol


4) My favourite Japanese Drama is Attention Please, which is a drama about flight attendant trainings in Japan Airline.


5) My boyfriend and I dated for 7 years now, the day that we started together was 25th Dec 2003.
6) I'm totally obsessed with Kuromi stuff! My most wanted things of Kuromi at the moment are Kuromi ear-muffs and passport folder.
7) My bf is enjoying PS3, and both of us are playing Call Of Duty together lately.... lol


Then here's the questions being tagged by a2nl0v4u to answer....
Rules: Answer 10 questions and Tag 10 bloggers.

1. Why did you create this blog?
The reason I joined this blog is because I would like to share my thoughts about beauty and fashion with more people outside youtube

2. What kind of blogs do you follow?
I follow blogs based on fashion, beauty and sometimes about friends' experiences on different situations and daily life matters.

3. Favorite makeup brand?
Make Up Forever, illamasqua, Mememe, NARS, Model's Own

4. Favorite clothing brand?
Jane Norman

5. Your indispensable makeup product:
eyeliner and false lashes

6. Your favorite color:
purple

7. Your Perfume:



(I still use these perfumes)


8. Your favorite film:
Up

Orphan
House Bunny

9. What country would you like to visit and why?
GREECE! To meet Ria the most wonderful Greek beauty blogger I know!!

10. Make the last question yourself and answer:

How old are you when you start wearing make up officially? Me, 20, old & late, lol!


And I am gotta tag for the blog award and the 10 questions:
Deanna
Ria
Cosmeticcupcake (Michelle)
Mimi
Panda
Nur
Marilou
KeiKei
and others who'd like to do these tags...


OK, lastly, as a goodbye to 2010, I have made a video on my favourite products in 2010 which was suggested by Prettyholic, one of my best friends in the youtube beauty community!







Products I've mentioned in the video:
Coffret D'Or eyeshadow palette
OSkin eyeshadow
Muli Guli Eyeliner Blue
Illamasqua Matte Primer
Model's Own Blending brush
Sleek Palette Original

And here is my make up collection in 2009-2010.  I will see if I will update the collection by the end of 2011.



Happy New Year and Enjoy those clips I linked <3

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

My WishList for Gwen and Prettyholic

To my dear youtube ladies:
I am hoping to start my shopping spree for some of you during Xmas for those pretty stuff that I spotted for you ladies =) anyway, thanks for asking me for the wish list, both of u will spoil me real badly, omg! anywayz, here's my wishlist I made for now, let me know when u bought them, n it will b removed then <3

From US, I would like:

(Physician Formula Magic Mosaic)
Ulta Baked Eyeshadow: Deep Blue Something


or any cheap gold/silver lashes I can get! I'm not a fussy person most of the times when it comes people offering to buy me things.... and btw, Gwen, u dun hv to send me too much stuff cuz u will make me feel bad if i dun hv enough to fill up ur drawer! (same to you, my sugar, prettyholic- just get me the same quantity/budget of items ive got u wud make it fair)

Then from Hong Kong: again, I wouldnt be asking for much, but sugar, watch out the time to get this cheek blush from Isa Knox because it's limited as well as u can get it for a cheaper promoted price before 31st Dec 2010.
(Isa Knox-Cathy Cat Cheek Blush)


Lipstick from Skinfood: Tomato Hydrating Lipstick Shade#3


You will need to look for this highlight and contour product from a shop called mono-mania.  The nearest branch to your home would be the branch in MongKok, let me know if you want the address to get it, sugar!

Muah! I promise my shopping list will be completed soon and I'm gotta remain a mysterious to other viewers and u ladies wtelse I got u by then! hehe! Thanks alot for telling me to do this wishlist!

Saturday, 25 December 2010

Make up & Fashion Tribute for Holiday Glam

I will explain the make up & fashion tribute for holiday glam as simple as I can since the full demonstration is expected to be done in the youtube video uploaded.... I have done 2 make up looks and settled 2 groups of outfits ready for the subtle make up look & a more dramatic make up look to match along... So far, this is the way I interpreted the 1st make up look: shimmery in subtleness, the key colors needed for the eyes are "dark brown, hazel and gold" which is inspired by the latest copy of Choc, my favourite magazine, although the magazine has described the look as a seductive night look, I personally would like to take it as something subtle and use this look to suggest that smart-casual, OL party outfits or those who are expecting to something to wear for Christmas gatherings...
(the look I used for the subtleness and smart-casual/small Xmas gathering outfits)

(what I look like with the that make up on)
Here are the outfits I have suggested to go along with this make up look


Start with this leopard bodysuit and high-waist skirt, they are actually separate items but I was just doing the mix & match, pretty much something that I believe OLs would wear attending to Xmas gatherings or even for the sake of going to work in Winter in general... it's worth going for cuz u can always wear it anytime, anywhere and of course most importantly u can wear it more than once that u wont waste money


This is a cute smart casual jumpsuit, u will definitely see that I'm NOT always too girly to be truly, in fact, going for the dandy/boyfriend style is what I've been working on as well!  I would recommend it to girls of younger age, especially girls whom prefer less girly clothes... it's one of the best outfit I would list as the best to the holiday glams

hmm... depends on how simple u want urself to be! if ur the wild bt casual chic that wears a stylish top with , go for a top that has some special designs, this one im wearing is a gold metal halter neck one, believe me, I'm not wearing it juz because I found nothing interesting in the shop, I will explain the it in the video...


Wanna stay in the low profile or just expecting family gatherings? No problem- this top is actually a 2 in 1 top... in the video u will see tht I made it an off shoulder top in someways that the style won't be that boring, and it's a top u can do whatever u like with it... if ur expecting a little more effort with wearing this top, a thin belt around the waist would be suggested ;)

The dramatic glam look I've done was based on matching these lashes:



The main eyeshadow color combinations were Charcoal Grey/Gold/Purple


As for the outfits ready for the evenings, Christmas balls or a glittery celebration, here are the outfits I suggested here to go with more dramatic make up!
If u decide to have the dramatic make up more concentrated, look for a top that's impressive for the holiday glam with skinny jeans, this is a black based with some glitter/shimmery type of top! the rhinestone on the neck and the dramatic make up will save ur stress from looking for accessories.  I'm the type of person who's always too lazy for the accessories, if ur the same kind of person as me, then this top is definitely something u can go for

This dress is so so... didn't know why I picked up at the first place... lol...
My favourite dress! I love the ruffles & the design overall... not much to say, bt I hope it goes down to a dirty cheap price when Xmas sales approaches so I can buy it, muhahahaha
Wow, it would be great if I can wear that to a Chinese New Year party... more like 0__o

Don't forget to stay warm as much as staying glamourous!



I know I didn't have these make up looks to match along with the outfits to get you all to imagine the combination of outfit & make up looks will go well, even if it's not perfect, I believe it wouldnt go wrong badly in some extent, anywayz, hope u will all enjoy the video! Merry Xmas & Happy New Year!

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Amanda Seyfried make up looks

It was some time ago again that I have received a request from Tiffany and her friends that they would like to see a make up look inspired by Amanda Seyfried, since I have the typical Asian facial features, another research is made for some time as well as due to moving house, I would like to apologize sincerely for the times she has waited, hopefully the outcomes and the makes of this video won't disappoint her at all... Again, I have made this Amanda Seyfried make up look video into 2 versions- Hollywood look on Dear John Premiere and Oscars look by Chanel.

As Amanda Seyfried does not go on to the heavy make up looks, I hope this is the video that will bring out the message that "Less Is More for the most expensive, glamorous-classy look"



Look 1: http://www.bellasugar.com/Amanda-Seyfried-Makeup-Look-Tutorial-7256880

Eyes:
  • Begin by waterlining the upper and lower rims of your lids with waterproof black eyeliner.
  • Then, apply a pure silver eye shadow from your lash line to your lid's crease.
  • Use a nude (or, for a more dramatic take, shimmering white eyeliner) to line under your eyes and in the inner vs.
  • Apply coats of black lengthening mascara to both upper and lower lashes.
Lips and Cheeks:
  • Apply a liquid luminizer to the apples of your cheeks and all along the tops of your cheekbones to create more definition, then sweep a peachy-pink powder blush across the apples of your cheeks.
  • For your lips, begin by filling them in with a nude lip pencil, then go over with a semisheer peach lipstick and apply dots of clear lip gloss to your cupid's bow and the center of your bottom lip.
2nd look (http://www.glamour.com/beauty/blogs/girls-in-the-beauty-department/2010/03/so-much-loveliness-amanda-seyf.html)
Line your lids with a black eye pencil and then dust a pink-toned copper all the way around. Next, dust a shimmery beige on your upper lids from the crease up to the browbone. Then smudge a bit of dark gray shadow on the outer corner on the bottom and top, blending into the crease on the upper lid for shading.


However, I personally would recommend matte/lighter bronzers for that glowing looking skin just like Amanda Seyfried on this 2nd look and for the lips, she would tend to stick around the peachy tones to suit her glamourous blue eyes


This is another link I would recommend viewers for more information on Amanda Seyfried's make up looks or make up routine in general!
http://www.yell.com/beauty/blog/get-the-look-amanda-seyfried/
And since I am not very talented with hair-dos, this is the hair tutorial that I've found that I hope some of u will like it:
http://www.babesinhairland.com/2010/06/letters-to-juliet-hairstyle.html

Anyway, these are my 2 versions of Look 1 and Look 2
Enjoy both videos of Amanda Seyfried's make up looks and also the one that I uploaded at the same time which is my outfit of the day out in the snow on 18th Dec 2010.  Don't forget to leave me a comment if you come by...




Sunday, 28 November 2010

Things to share from my flight attendant interview

So what I have been up to so far?  Besides the 1 Year Anniversary for my youtube, I also attended to a flight attendant interview on 27th Nov 2010.  However, the interview started off as group discussion which I think I probably screwed myself up completely.  After the height measurement bit, we were split into small groups of 4-5 people as small conversation group.  Here are the questions that my examiners would like us to discuss and I like to hear your thoughts about the way answered them (but with a less prepared and a more nerve wrecking version of it).....
1) What do you see as being a flight attendant?
Other candidates: I see it as a flexible job that you can go travelling, you can see all the advantages such as meeting different people all over the world.... etc....
Me: The way I see it is that it is a different job that you may need to sacrifice your original social life, less time for the closer ones and especially you may need to cancel Valentine's Day that you probably need to be prepared for these negativities.  But I believe there are always both good and bads about the position is because it's probably there are always people out there who have no idea flight attendants take safety as number priority when pax complains about the aircraft's too small... etc...
2) Please elaborate the related concern that a flight attendant may have?
Other candidates: (1 mentioned)- There's no worries about it because I do not need to concern about the hold-backs as I am single and have a great family who are supportive to what I am doing.  I would see it as a sacrifice that's worthwhile if I get to go travelling elsewhere different for Christmas or the Summer.  (other mentions similar things except: flight attendant has multi-occupations for the inflight service being the cleaner, nanny, nurse and the waiters...etc)
Me: I would agree with such and such mentioned the sacrifice is worth it, I would imagine myself being the one enjoying what I am doing because I get to meet different people everytime I get to fly, I get to hear different needs and comments from passengers which are the best things in the job that entertains me the most!!  I think I am all prepared for the job position as I tend to spend more time doing chores at home and made more preparations by stop complaining this and that are dirty...etc.  I have the objective that motivates me, that would be to be able to have all the chances to take care of people I care about and those who care about me, I would mean it as people that I care about would be the passengers and those who care about me are the people I work with.
3) How do you feel about the impression of the public from watching the TV-documenatary shows based on the airline staff?
Others: The way I feel about these TV shows are that public are only seeing the bad side of the industry that the flight attendants are just waiters and they have no ideas about the policies that flight attendants have to follow.
Me: I wouldn't see it as bad as those TV shows made it and I believe the eye of the public do have some pictures of what the flight attendants would go through, I would mention the example such as watching Attention Please this Japanese drama that I love watching, although it is just acting, I would believe the drama has gave alot of plausible scenarios that's based on tough times and good times the flight attendants went through.  One of the scenes I remembered was one of the actresses was facing a practical exam with the coaching acting as an angry passenger which I would imagine this is very plausible enough to believe that it's a scenario that a member of the public is able to observe during the flying time as well as whatever the flight attendant will be facing as their tough times.

OK, in terms of outfit and hair of the day, I didn't make a video on the way I look for the interview just in case I am screwed up, but I am still happy to show you what I wore and the done hair-do.


For the bigger discussion group, damn, what a joker! The topic between 10-15 of us was design of the flight attendant uniform and the 6 reasons for considering those factors.... I contributed by the drawing the description (I once made a video about my personal design... *jaw drops on floor*), well, not sure if I contributed into a good level to perform the right team work, but I certainly was the one to try and make everyone laugh (at least?!) like as I was drawing and kind of hope it meets the descriptions they mentioned, I just waved the sketching around saying "I don't know if this is ok, but look"... and everyone just broke out and laughed like it made everyone less tensed.

Here is just some of polls I have closed recently which are related to the videos I've made so far.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

strawbeefull's visit (12th Nov 2010)

strawbeefull n I were filming these videos while she was payin me a visit to my apartment as 2 things she was anticipating for: my bathroom and Wall-E.  She is the luckiest youtube guru who gets to visit my apartment in person as well as giving Wall-E a big hug.

There were about 40 mini clips of videos to be editted as 1 or 2 videos, however, for the last few days before she came to visit me, we discussed the idea of wt to film for the videos together, anwayz, as she never been a make up model for me, here's her chance, as well as she's welcome to give me a make-over.... aww well, I've always had the experience of puttin make up on friends, bt it's literally my first time for the other way round.

Anywayz, if u hv time, hope u do enjoy these 2 videos.  Don't forget to subscribe Jess (strawbeefull) if u have a youtube account!





Just a little thought about doing the make up look in the bathroom- U can tell badly how much Jess loves my bathroom n she literally suggested that the make up looks and all that shud b done in the bathroom for the best lighting ever, and the fact she loves the sliding doors so much, haha! Let me know ur thoughts if it's a gd idea!... My bedroom won't b a perfect place to do make up tutorials cuz of the lighting is rather weak in that area... so either the hot and boiling spotlight in the corridor or would it be the best to hold the make up looks in the bathroom?

Monday, 15 November 2010

Tag: Perfect Imperfections



Tag: Perfect Imperfections

This tag has been a very popular tag going around youtube recently!  I thought this is actually an interesting tag to do as I think it would be such a nice tag for viewers to get to know me better?!  Just in case u're all thinking  that 7 minutes is probably a little to time-consuming for those who have slow internet, here's my explanation of likes and dislikes about myself.

Dislikes:
Pizza face
small eyes- It's so important to have pretty eyes... but I don't!
flat nose and fat: (please let me have my own fair say and the frustrations which breaks me down badly): I used to get bullied at school for these 2 things, and I wud cry for days or even weeks about these 2 issues along, in fact, my thoughts on these issues would be the fact that WHAT IF one day my boyfriend dumps me and no other guys will come along to accept me just because I have flat nose and being fat?! (I am quite large for an Asian body build, and I really can't imagine I'm able to satisfy any guy with my physical assets?!)


Overall saying: People have their attractive assets which are listed as important by the majority, but I don't... so blah, NOTHING IS ATTRACTIVE GOING ON FOR THIS SWEETKUROMI AT ALL! BIG SIGH!

Likes:
Decent leg shapes
Shoulder blade- Cuz I have a broad shoulder and big boned in some extents, I would state that I have bones around those area which makes the body shape somewhere a little better...

Monday, 8 November 2010

"Present Hauls"from beloved boyfriend and my forever superwoman

Before I forget to do this, I have to share this haul/presents from the ones closest to me in my life: My beloved boyfriend and my superwoman (my mum).

In the ideal of talking about who got me what and whose stuff I got first, would be my boyfriend who bought me a MAC make up set from an outlet outside Manchester during the 10 days AFTER we moved out from our previous place and BEFORE we moved into our current apartment.  There were items such as
-A black liquid eyeliner
-A make up bag
-A pair of false lashes
-A Mascara
-A pot of glitter

Stuff from my mum- It was forwarded to me from my cousin who went back to Hong Kong for 2 weeks a while back.  It was my mum whom asked me if I need anything from Hong Kong, and I made a small shopping list of what I needed, and here's the shopping list with photos, lol. However, I only asked my mum for a box of 10 masks for the Kuan Yuan Liang masks and my beauty masks, she got me 2 boxes of each instead, it was really thoughtful of her- I bet she was worried that I might run out of things too soon at times.  Like everyone else, I do complain about my mum doing things embarrassing me in public or saying hurtful things like any parents would do, but of course, she's my beloved mum, like the song says, she's my superwoman, like Gary Cao's song, and one of the lyrics which goes with how I describe my mum "心裏唯一的superwoman沒有人能代替" (The only superwoman that no one else can replace)

OK, here's the stuff of what she got me:

Isa Knox Aqua Max Skin Toner & Twister Essence


Free gift from the Isa Knox shopping: Red Ginseng Collagen masks x 5
Characteristics: Enhance skin elasticity, skin compacting


My Beauty Diary masks: Aloe x 20 pieces
Kuan Yuan Liang White Rose moisturising masks x 20 pieces

As there are instructions and other types of masks available at the back of the box:

I will translate everything in Chinese, so you will know about the other masks available and their characteristics
1) Houttuynia- Detoxing, Relaxation
2) Guava- Antioxidant, Whitenning
3) The one I have: Red Ginseng Collagen-Enhance skin elasticity, skin compacting
4) Ganoderma Lucidum- moisturising, strengthen immune system
5) Fermented Evening Primrose- Anti-aging and rejuvenating

I will soon make a video about this haul in my youtube channel- anyhow, stay tuned with other videos if you are anticipating any upcoming videos!

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Random updates


OK... Sorry if I haven't been patient enough before renewing the poll, however, just that I'd know there are videos I would upload in advance.  Thanks for the 3 votes first of all.  However, I just decided that I'd upload this Outfit of the Day video in advance instead as it wouldn't sound too predictable of when and which videos am I uploading in the next 7-10 days?!  However, I think I may be seriously running out of ideas very soon if I disclose too much, lol. So yeah, I promise that there are videos which will be uploaded, especially the requested ones that should be prioritized first.  Sorry for being slow though, but it's 95% guaranteed that I will get those requested videos done.  Let me know if you guys actually have fun voting- I'd love seeing the interactions going on, I will do my best to input more voting topics if possible to ensure viewers will have fun voting as well as getting more ideas for videos... etc.

Anywayz, in the video, I did mention that I did buy something during the trip in London, however, I would remain silent with items I bought, some of u will definitely see there's something new in some occasional videos.  I find it quite hard to keep up doing hauls/review videos due to the fact that I'm quite forgetful and tend to find it a little boring just to "grab the product, show the product and next product, please".....

OOTD 1: 4th Nov 2010


OOTD 2: Nov 5th 2010



Enjoy the video, have fun voting!

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

A mini research on World of Celebs' Fashion

Lately, I've been thinking about some celeb inspired outfits to entertain you all (Please leave me some time to research and shop for the right items to fulfill).  However, the secret is revealed at this point that I would like to share that the two celebs that inspired me the most, maybe not for this cold season, but hopefully when the Spring/Summer comes again, there will be a video as a reference related to this blog entry....


OK, so who are the celeb I'm talkin about that's been inspiring me the most in the fashion part?!  Let's talk about: Pixie Lott
Lipsy is the shop where you will most likely to find the dresses and outfits to dress like Pixie Lott, however, the budget will be out of the ideal frame of mine, so for me, I only look for things that are photos of the outfits she been wearing as well as the things that I figure out as that's nearest to the taste of hers.


Anyway, the impression of Pixie Lott overall is sexy and classy which is quite surprising and admirable for her age (She is only 19).


How about her fashion taste?
From what I saw in Lipsy and the articles I read of Pixie Lott, there are only two types that she goes for from what I can interpret:





It would be mainly blacks and the animal printed dresses that's part of Pixie Lott so far.

Another one I would talk about as an inspiration would be Brenda Song, she has always been giving me this adorable impression of her ever since day 1 I heard about her.  Maybe she has this slight chubby curve same to mine?!  Luckily there were articles based on how to dress like Brenda Song that may help me to look for the clothes to show the outcome from the inpsirations.


Here are the types of style that I would bare in mind:

The office lady look that the article author has mentioned, it's definitely something I would look for, as like most Hong Kong females in their 20s, smart-casual is always the style that never goes wrong anywhere you go! By all means, a chiffon top with a black pencil skirt and slim the waist with a black belt can be worn anywhere u go- Go to work wearing it, see your dream man in this outfit or the best dress to hang out with ur girlfriends.

For other kinds of elaboration, I would say that in the overall factors to dress like Brenda Song would be the bright colors she wear, regardless of the casual style she takes or the evening gown she's wearing.  However, I would take that black lace detailed dresses like the examples I put here as items that caught my attention



Then, lastly shoes- like both articles said that Brenda Song loves high heels, it doesn't matter if it's open-toe shoes or is it the close-toe ones.

I hope I will soon the right outfits to show their fashion inspirations as I love both Brenda Song and Pixie Lott!