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Monday, 25 October 2010

Fashion Video: Autumn/Winter (Behind the scene)

It's been real ages since I made a fashion video, in fact this is all because I am really fussy person and it's a certain thing that it's a MUST for me to show my viewers that's clothes I like and that it's certain that it's gotta make me look great!

Part 1- Leather Jacket & Floral Dresses- This is specially for crazy fans of floral dresses


As I wore these floral dresses for the Summer time and I believe there must people out there that would really like to have clothes that are wearable for 4 seasons throughout, so a leather jacket over the floral dress will definitely satisfy those crazy fans of florals!


And... along with this set of outfit suggested by my boyfriend- Checked Tunic Blouse/Long Waist Coat and Legging and Denim Sandals (Part 2ish)


I will leave it at this point instead of disclosing a little too much:
The rest of the video: As the expected length of time for this fashion video is 2 mins, I won't be rambling on about which part is related to what? Why don't you tell me your ideas, perceptions, likes and dislikes of the video?!

Enjoy the video and Stay tuned with the upcoming contest giveaway! *hearts*





Just some little bloopers in the video

Obviously I was wearin my sleeping boxer shorts!


I forgot to take off the new tag hanging on my jacket, it's a newly bought item obviously!

Friday, 22 October 2010

Review of Eyelash Glue- More like frustrations!

Apology: Since my camera broke after the nearly 3 years of service for me, I am afraid I am unable to film review videos until a further notice.  Although I may use Iphone 4 to film certain videos, the process of editting became more time consuming because of file transitions, etc.  So for now, my reviews will be done by blog text instead but I hope you will all find these reviews useful.  And I think the only review video I may use Iphone 4 to film and upload straight away would be the reviews of ELF products in Cantonese after a little more time of using the stuff I bought...

So for now... I will start off my 1st review by blogging based on eyelash glues.
11th October: For 2 years, I have used


This product is actually a "Double Lid Adhesive" instead of glue for false lashes, however, it works as effective either way.  But since I am naturally a double lid, this product is used as the false lashes adhesive.  I can say the glue holds the false lashes very still & stable all day long, however, as the consistency is white & thick, no matter how much black eyeliner I applied on top, somehow, apparently it's still lack of looking natural.

18th Oct: Just bought


22nd Oct- I was in progress making the fashion video and used the Eylure Superfix glue.  I actually have alot of disappointments to state as the outcome as first, the smell reminds me of "thinner" (the smell of nail polish- I normally love the smell but I hate the strongest ever in the eyelash adhesive) and the glue stings my eye a little bit which never happened to me before.  Then the next disappointment is that it doesn't stick stable enough either!

However, the only reason you would see why I would buy and use this product until it's used up is all because it's a black adhesive that it tends to make the application of false lashes more natural than ever!

Please note that I do not have any intention to defame any companies or offend anyone, everything I say is only out of experience and opinions from outcomes.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

2 Looks, 1 Video- Make Up Look for Blue Eyes

Again, this was a requested video by Tiffany, my blogtv friend- she always tend to give me really good ideas of what videos, especially she gave me all the chances to learn in my own time!.... Although she only asked in a very casual manner, I am still happy to give her the best possible answer if I found a real good answer to her questions

(Anita was one of my make up models a few months ago who wore blue contact lenses for her make up look inspired by Shu Uemura's Gem Glam collection commercial.)


So far, I think there isn't alot of make up tutorials based on wearing blue contact lenses.  Although I already did a look on Anita that suited her blue contact lenses nicely, Tiffany requested for the dramatic eye make up that's probably very far from Anita's make up look that I did from months ago...

Where did my ideas come from?!
OK, so where have I found the answers? My first inspirations came from one of the Vivi magazine I've got as it's got a commercial from Anna Sui on it... It seemed that Caucasians with blue eyes tend to give me the best answers to Tiffany's question- my strong belief is that to enhance and match blue eyes perfectly, purple eyeshadow is the best must-have!!
Recently, the latest copy of Elle in UK has Kate Hudson on the front cover, and it totally supported to my idea which I would like raise out, as well as the dramatic purple simply takes my breathe away!!

Is my idea true of false?!
28th Sep 2010- So now, before I decide to make a video of doing the looks for blue contact lenses, I will experience a very simply make up look and along with some photoshop to alter the color of my iris to see the actual effects.  


There are 2 sorrys I have to say so because
1) I DO NOT own any blue color lenses
2) I can place the same tone of blue for the iris on these 2 photos.
Anyways, the photoshop has such an advantage of making my iris so dramatically blue, wow!! but of course, I think my make up will need to be more intensive to go with the blue eyes!  But it won't be intensive until the day I've decided how I will do the look for blue contact lenses showing on video...
However, if any of you liked the look I did for this make up experiment, here are the shades of eyeshadow I have applied for my eyes!
(The Turquoise and Lilac from my Marjorie Bertagne make up palette, but I assume you can find the similar tones from the MAC make up counter or any other drugstore make up products you can find with a very good range of eyeshadow colors)

29th Sep- I actually never tried a sunset on eyes throughout the times I experienced with colors of eyeshadows, but it's always been my dream trying out on my eyes, so I can always paint the sunset on my eyes... Somehow, I had a belief that the look will go perfectly on blue eyes since my imagination tells me the eyelid is painted as the sunset sky and the blue eyes will be the sea! (How romantic!!)

It took my a real long time before I've found this Danish blogger as well as completing list of products she has used.  As I never heard of the brand called Fyrinnae and took me ages to find all the tones, I made copy of all the photos I've found from google to show you the original products of this Danish blogger and invert it into my own version of make up look.



OK, here is mine, using my own bought products to create the sunset look... Again, since it's own experimenting, I only made it a light look to see the color blendings as well as photoshopping the color of my eyes to see the completed look.




For a stronger contrast, yellow will need to play a bigger role on the eye make up! But that yellow eyeshadow is still in the warehouse, so the actual yellow I am intending to use won't be appearing until the make of this video... and I will be listing the products I've used for the visual tutorial I made, so don't worry =)

11th October: Part 1 Video 
Because the yellow I've used was quite subtle before I got 100% of my make up storage back, I have made my first make up look with the dramatic yellow again! And the bad news is, my digital camera of Olympus FE380 (Dec 2007-Oct 2010) is confirmed as "certified" (dead) after the almost 3-years of service for me (lol). So now, I am using the webcam of my boyfriend's to complete the make up look. I hope the presentation is decent enough.

And by the way, as I don't own a pair of blue contact lenses, you will see it's photoshop that I've done on the photos for the idea of make up look matching on the blue contact lenses

(The original photo)


The sunset eyes came from 2 inspirations:
-The Danish blogger I've found during doing this research of looks for blue contact lenses.
-The most beautiful sunset I have ever seen in Hong Kong International Airport

However, the outcome of the look seems resemble to a tropical sunset.



Part 2- Kaleidoscope Look Inspired by Anna Sui (13th October)
I would say my final look and the blendings of purple may be slightly inspired by Kate Hudson as the cover for Elle magazine.  Due to the expiry of my contact lenses, I decided to make this part 2 as soon as possible.  A slight thing that went wrong while I do this video was the lower lashlines- is it a mistake to line with copper?  I see this as a "beautiful mistake" can be creative as a result..... a spark of a new color, maybe?! Do you think it should be a Kaleidoscope blending or is it a spectrum blending?!  Anyway, a very constructive question to the look- how is the outcome of purple eyeshadow for blue contact lenses?!



I am still thinking over the narration as I have already completed writing the Cantonese narration for the 1st look, the english version is still in progress because I still have to think over good descriptions as tips for my viewers to achieve the looks in their own time.

16th Oct- 

Dinner of me and my bf- All from M & S for £10, lol.  However as I was uploading this blog, we still haven't had our dessert the strawberry cheesecake yet, lol.
The video is finally uploaded, enjoy!

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Some updates since I moved into my new apartment

This might be a while ago now, it was back then before I moved out of Leicester and sending the packages of the mini-giveaway I was doing as well as sending Exquisitejenn her belated present.  I was really lookin forward to watching videos of those who received packages from me or even the blog entries.

I just have to talk about each of them:
The first one who already made a blog entry was Ria from Greece, I am glad she won the blog giveaway when I ran it around end of Aug as I always thought there's something bonding between the both of us, especially going to Greece for one week holiday has always been my dream! Also, I thought the chance of getting to know each other also bring our destinied friendship further, so I thought it was fated for us to be great friends in real person in future and it's also the reason why she won the prizes too!! Might sound weird of me saying this is my thoughts, but somehow, I find it might be true?!  (PS. I took all the usernames in a make up bag and just take out the piece of paper like so random to pick the winners for both my blog and youtube giveaway)


The 2nd person who made an entry of talking about getting packages from me is StyleSage.



One of the youtube users I know recently, although there are a few people which made really thought comments to entering my giveaway, I was really inspired by StyleSage's favourite quote "Nothing of me is original, I am the combined efforts of everyone i've ever known." Again, she was the winner of my last giveaway that I picked like so random!  I hope our friendship will strengthen and goes on after this previous giveaway


I have also sent off the belated birthday present to Exquisitejenn on the same day I've sent off the giveaway prizes, but this is what I have got her






I have already mentioned her in one of my blog entries long time ago that she's the very first person that I have spoken to since my first youtube video, as well as she's one of my best friends on youtube too!


They all deserve the credits for what they share with viewers, please subscribe to them if you have youtube or if you write blogs like Ria!


I have more updates as there are a few videos in progress as I have promised to get some requested videos done as well and I am expecting one of them should be uploaded this weekend!  And there should be a fashion video uploaded hopefully before the end of this month, it's been a loooooooooooong hell god knows while since I've ever made a fashion video!


It's going to be my 1 Year since my first youtube video- I am gotta run contest giveaway on my youtube channel and facebook, if you haven't liked my facebook page yet, do it and stay tuned!


I am sorry there was a few videos that might not be considered to be uploaded, but expect yourself to be see those in the coming weeks:
-2 Looks 1 Video series: Make Up Look for Blue Contact Lenses (it should be there on my channel by this weekend)
-Fashion for Autumn/Winter (Prioritized)
-2 Looks 1 Video series: Make Up Look Inspired by Amanda Seyfried
-"Good Girl Turns Bad" make up look Inspired by Phyllis Li (http://www.makeupforlife.net)
-Guys I wanna to Date (Seriously, you will get to know sooner or later, but Click and Read this entry about the related story first if you have the time to)
-Requested Video (by someone on formspring): Tips for contact lenses elementary uses (Might sound silly to do such video, but I am still looking for some interesting things to put in the video before I actually make the video)


Please feel free to keep the requests and all that coming, they all mean alot to me and they are probably really great ideas! Thank you!

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Greetings from sweetkuromi (new apartment)

Now, I am living in a studio apartment with my boyfriend, so it's NOT the bedroom I am showing... but there might be a few interesting stuff within the apartment you might like to see...
1) Remote control for the lights in the apartment (watch the tricks, hehe)
2) The tiny fridge that my boyfriend complains about
3) Green tea (not part of the furnish in the apartment)
4) Bathroom (least intersting but the 2 sliding doors to make it an actual room to avoid embarrassing incidents when you have guests)
5) Jim Carey thinks I am a freak!


Oh, have you guys noticed anything different about me? This photo might be the answer, hehe!