Thursday, August 28, 2014

Kissable Orange Gradient Lips [Tutorial]

I officially announce that lipstick and eyeshadows are the new obsessions of mine for the year 2014!

Remember my first lip product haul from Essence which I shared a few months ago? Click here to read the full entry.

Since I already have a pink and red lipstick, I wanted to try making orange-coloured lips which is very popular in Korea right now, especially orange gradient lips! I love seeing K-Pop idols with their gorgeous gradient lips but when I saw Xixi's tutorial on achieving gradient lips (here), I got discouraged from trying it even though it was absolutely gorgeous....because I'm too lazy....The need to conceal the colour of my lips is too troublesome to the lazy ass me, so I didn't bother giving gradient lips a try at all.

However, after watching a lot of Ulzzang photos on Instagram, I decided that it's time for me to stop being so lazy. That's why I went out and bought an orange lip lacquer. It's my first time trying out a lip lacquer (never heard of lip lacquer ever in my life before I bought this) and I found it really interesting - it has relatively higher colour intensity compare to ordinary lip gloss, but I personally don't like wearing it alone because it tends to be rather dry (not sure whether is it just because I have not been taking care of my own lips or whatsoever), so I used it to create gradient lips :3


Today, I'm going to share with you all my very 1st attempt on achieving watery orange gradient lips by using my own lazy-person method!

I skipped the part where you have to conceal your lip colour and I didn't even bother using a brush ><


These are the products that I used:
Essence XXXL Shine Up Lip Gloss #23 Dazzle Glow (around $1.50)
Nivea Hydro Care Lipbalm (around $3.50)
Savvy High Shine Lip Lacquer #1213 Bright Lights (around $7.90)


Step 1: Moisture your lips with a lip balm. I'm using my Nivea Hydro Care Lip balm here but you can use whatever lip balm that you have.


Step 2: Dot a few dots of the orange lip lacquer in the middle of your top and bottom lip.


Step 3
: Spread the colour all over the middle part of the lip. Don't get it all over the entire lip.


When you are done, you will have something that looks like this. If you want the colour to be more striking, you can add a few more drops of lip lacquer on your lips. However, I personally prefer a moderate tone, something like a peach orange colour, so I'm sticking to this.


Step 4: Press your lips lightly on a piece of tissue paper.


This is to get rid of the excessive lip lacquer to avoid a mess later on.


Step 5: I applied the Essence Shine Up Lip Gloss around the orange colour which I spreaded just now to give the lips a watery and juicy feel ^^

That's all! It's all done now ^^ This whole process took me less than 2 minutes! As I said, lazy person method! HAHA! I'm the ultimate lazy bum so trust me with my tutorials because they are meant to be super easy and most importantly, fast!




I'm ending this blog post with some selfies with my new toy - my ukulele! 

All the best in trying this tutorial and don't forget to wear this look with a smile :D

That's all for today. I'm hitting the zack now because I have to go to work tomorrow and study A LOT. I hate mid semester exams >< Good night my unicorns xx

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Peace begins with a smile ~Mother Teresa 


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Friday, August 22, 2014

TaeYang - Eyes, Nose, Lips 태양 - 눈,코,입 Acoustic Guitar Cover [Vlog]

안녕하세요~

I have always wanted to do an acoustic guitar cover of a K-Pop song because I find forcing myself to learn the lyrics by heart can actually help me improve my vocabulary very efficiently. However, I find that many K-Pop songs are very auto-tuned and I don't feel like improvising them into acoustic versions because they are just awesome the way they are. On the other hand, although CN BLUE (my all time favourite Korean band) has a lot songs which are really suitable for guitar covers, they are too much of a challenge for an amateur like me ㅠㅠㅠ Thus, the intention of doing a guitar cover on a Korean song had never been fulfilled.

Until....."Eyes, Nose, Lips" by Tae Yang came out. I fell in love with it at once, literally. It's acoustic and I love the feeling of it as well as the lyrics.

PS: I'm dedicating this to my very supportive friend Tiffany who strongly encouraged to complete this cover. Also, to my #Addiction DaphneFroggy because I know she has a major crush on Tae Yang ㅋㅋㅋ


Disclaimer: I really tried my best to make the pronunciation of the Korean lyrics as accurate as possible. I know it's not perfect but it really was my best attempt. I memorized the lyrics by heart and as expected, I did managed to pick up a few new phrases here and there ;) I'm still in the process of learning 그러니까....잘 부탁드립니다...ㅎㅎㅎㅎ

By the way, I have to pinpoint that this blog post is actually a completely impromptu collaboration with my #trebleclef Xixi baby. It just happened that the 2 of us did a cover of this song without any prior discussion. Hence, a "collaboration blog post" is a must ㅎㅎㅎ

However, this girl is like super duper professional violinist and I'm just someone who loves to play guitar in her room with absolutely amateur skills, so don't compare us please. Xixi's standard is just too godly for me HAHA!





Really feel the need to add her into my Girl Crushes' list from now onwards but I'm afraid this may freak her out LOL! Yet, I still feel that I'm obliged to do so! Like seriously....she's too amazing!

For the convenience of stalking, I shall include the Xixi's details here! Sharing is caring right? x)
Blog: xixizeviolinist.blogspot.com
Youtube channel: Wen Xi
Instagram: xixikhor

Alright, my deed is done, happy stalking people!

Hope in the near future I have a chance to do a real live music collaboration with Xixi, that will be insanely awesome! I seriously can't wait for the day I see her in person maybe I will be super starstruck and become a fangirl begging for autograph! XOXO

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If you love something, you should go for it and not worry ~Orianthi




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Saturday, August 16, 2014

TMI Tag [Vlog]

After a few months, I'm finally back with a new vlog! 

I first stumbled upon this so called "TMI" thing on Damielou's Youtube channel and I thought it was pretty fun to do something like this, so the other day while chatting with Kharn Yee, we decided to do this as our 2nd collaboration ^^ (click HERE for our 1st vlog collab)

 

There you go....50 questions, to be honest, it was pretty tiring haha! And I tried to not let myself take too much time to wander what is the right thing to say....so whatever answers you heard in the video were rather spontaneous yet dead honest! 

In conjunction with my 50th question, the person who I'm tagging to answer these questions with be my #trebleclef Xixi!!! I can't wait!!

For your convenience girl, I'll attach the questions here :D

TMI TAG ∙ QUESTIONS:
1: What are you wearing?
2: Ever been in love?
3: Ever had a terrible breakup?
4: How tall are you?
5: How much do you weigh?
6: Any tattoos?
7: Any piercings?
8: OTP?
9: Favorite show?
10: Favorite bands?
11: Something you miss? .
12: Favorite song?
13: How old are you?
14: Zodiac sign?
15: Quality you look for in a partner?
16: Favorite Quote?
17: Favorite actor?
18: Favorite color?
19: Loud music or soft?
20: Where do you go when you're sad?
21: How long does it take you to shower?
22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
23: Ever been in a physical fight?
24: Turn on?
25: Turn off?
26: The reason I joined Youtube?
27: Fears?
28: Last thing that made you cry?
29: Last time you said you loved someone?
30: Meaning behind your YouTube Name?
31: Last book you read?
32: The book you're currently reading?
33: Last show you watched?
34: Last person you talked to?
35: The relationship between you and the person you last texted?
36: Favorite food?
37: Place you want to visit?
38: Last place you were?
39: Do you have a crush?
40: Last time you kissed someone?
41: Last time you were insulted?
42: Favorite flavor of sweet?
43: What instruments do you play??
44: Favorite piece of jewelery?
45: Last sport you played?
46: Last song you sang?
47: Favorite chat up line?
48: Have you ever used it?
49: Last time you hung out with anyone?
50: Who should answer these questions next?

By the way, don't forget to check out Kharn Yee's vlog too! 


She can totally rock a silky smooth hair advertorial man!!!! HEHE!!!

That's all for today! Ciao!

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If you don't learn to laugh at life, it'll surely kill you 



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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

My Top 5 Girl Crushes

Today, let's just sit back and be drop dead honest to ourselves shall we?! Typically the girls!

This blog post has been inspired by Jenna Marble's "GIRL CRUSHES" video!


Admit it, we as girls, all have girl crushes. Every single one of us. Regardless whether you are straight or homosexual (I don't discriminate FYI), we all have a certain level of girl crushes.

Don't go shaking your heads and be in absolute denial! That's too fake! BOO YOU! :p

Disclaimer: I'm not a lesbian by any means, even though I don't wear skirts/dresses, I don't like flowers and ribbons, I don't like pink colours, I love electric guitars, I came from a girls' school....I AIN'T A LESBIAN. However, I am NOT shameful to admit that I have a serious problem with girl crushes! And I am drop dead proud of that, period.

My personal girl crushes cover a really wide range - from celebrities to Internet sensations, famous bloggers and even to random people who I find are hot on the streets! Tell me who don't like looking at pretty girls (in this case GIRLS) to pamper their eyes?!

Without further ado, let me proudly and generously share my TOP 5 GIRL CRUSHES with you all ♥

Girl crush #1 guitar goddess Orianthi




Fell in love with her ever since I was 15 (because of the video above)! And she's the main reason why I'm all gaga over guitars since then!

I wouldn't mind being a lesbian if I were to spend the rest of my life with Orianthi! It ain't a joke!


Girl Crush #2 Hebe Tien 

I literally grew up listening to her music for more than half of my life (it has been approximately 12 years since I first picked up my first S.H.E album!)



She may not be as revealing, sexy or hot as Hyuna, but in my opinion, Hebe is the prettiest Asian girl I've ever seen in my 20 years of life. K-Pop girls may be all glamourous and flawless but their beauty can't beat Hebe's. 

She has a very unique personality - she looks quiet and cool when she doesn't talk but when she shows her true self, she's really down to earth, natural, honest with her thoughts, cute and most of all, she has an amazing voice!


Girl Crush #3 Hyuna

She has everything a girl wants!





I would die for her legs, her waist, her arms, her toned butt and her flat stomach!!  

Had a crush on her when I first spotted her from PSY's Gangnam Style music video.


The official crush took off when I watched her solo Ice Cream music video. 

I don't care what people say about her, but she's just too HOT!

Girl Crush #4 Christina Grimmie

Not sure whether this girl crush is even appropriate because Christina Grimmie is of the same age as me, haha, strictly speaking she's exactly 1 month younger than me :p


I discovered her from Tiffany Alvord's channel - it was a collab on "Break Your Heart". At that point, I thought "That girl with puffy hair looks kinda cute and I love her style!"


So I went onto her channel and watched her cover of Michael Jackson's "Beat It".

That's the moment when I got hooked forever!

Before I knew it, I'm now waiting for her to emerge as the next rising star! Kick effing Bieber out of the scene! 


Girl Crush #5 

I can't manage to narrow down my crushes to only 5, so the 4 above are my all time favourites, the others belong to this category! I feel that I can't possibly just leave them out of the list so I'll just put their names into a pool with the title "Girl Crush #5".

Here we go:

Chaelin (CL) from 2NE1 - love her style because she's swag and dope
Hyorin from SISTAR - love her voice and her body
Avril Lavigne - love her pop-punk style
Jenna Marbles - because she's too funny and honest
Lily Singh - her videos always make me happy
Chrissy Costanza - she's pretty and has a beautiful voice
Madilyn Bailey - her voice is so unique and it gives me goosebumps (in a good way)
Xiaxue & Cheesie - they are both my blogger Queens
Rachell & Peishi - most gorgeous young bloggers I've seen these days


Alright...here's the end of the list (I THINK?). Not quite sure whether I've left out anyone from the list at this moment because I'm actually doing my Finance homework. Some crushes might have slipped my mind. If I can eventually remember them, I will update the list but for now, this is how it is!

A random blog post without any useful content, but I just thought it's fun to be "honest" once in a while. Hence, the last thing I want to do before I end this blog post is to TAG some of my blogger friends to make a list of their girl crushes so I get to discover the unknown side of them! :p Xixi and Camy- I'm waiting!! Tag me when you are done ya! KEKE

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Love has no boundaries, it never discriminates


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Monday, August 4, 2014

Gone Too Soon

Things in life don't wait. 

Remember that by heart.

Don't even let yourself have the chance to experience that statement in life because it will be quite painful to bear.

I repeat, PAINFUL, yes, in blocks. 

To be honest, I have been trying to hold down this pain for a few days and I didn't really want to blog about it even though I knew perfectly well that venting on my blog is the best way for me to release my inner emotions, but I really didn't want to do it. However, today, I figured that I couldn't contain this pain quietly anymore.

So many things have been happening continuously these days. BAD THINGS.

Throughout these few weeks, you see planes crashing, if I'm not wrong (correct me if I am), there were 3 plane tragedies IN A WEEK a while ago. And next, there was gas explosion in Taiwan which caused a lot of deaths as well :'(

WHY ALL THE SAD AND BAD THINGS? 

Where did the good things go? HELLO~ do you hear me dear good things?



Another tragic thing that is bound to happen in the near future is that Michael Jackson's iconic Neverland Ranch is going on sale this month </3

LIKE WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH THIS PLANET!

Ever since I was 15 years old, I have been dreaming of going to Los Angeles on my own after I finish my tertiary studies. That very present that I was going to give myself after surviving so many years of stressful studies was suppose to be an air-ticket....but now....I'm don't have anything to look forward to in the future anymore.

For those who know me personally, I suppose I don't have to explain anymore. My iPhone background is self-explanatory.


This alone shows how much I dream of seeing this with my own eyes. To take a photo in front of it. To feel cold/hotness of the metal bars of the gate....Everything is going to vanish soon. It's just like an illusion.

It is as if I had been living in a dream for 5 years and now the alarm clock is ringing to wake me up to face the cruel reality, yet I'm still not letting go of the snooze button because I'm fighting to immerse myself in the sweet dream which I don't wish to wake up from.

I am always aware that life is unpredictable but I didn't know it's THIS unpredictable. In fact, it's scary. I have reached a point when I go to bed at night, I feel like I don't have the faintest idea whether I will be able to see the sunshine or hear my alarm in the next morning.

Things and people are vanishing in a blink of eye, quite literally. 

It's THIS scary.


It was just like yesterday when I blogged about Neverland (read the full post here), but now, it's going to be disappear.

Although it has been days, I still can't stomach the fact that Neverland, the magical land that MJ created himself is going to be gone.


I always believe that Neverland is part of Michael Jackson and Michael Jackson is part of Neverland.

After the bullshit allegations which led Michael to leave Neverland unwillingly...after losing Michael suddenly in June 2009...now, in his birthday month, we are losing Neverland as well?!?!

How am I suppose to face this cruel fact?


































Call my dramatic as you want, but I'm literally shedding tears as my fingers drum on the keyboard of my laptop at this moment.

All these beautiful scenaries will be gone soon T__T You have no idea how much it hurts me in the inside. For that matter, I know that I'm not the only one suffering from this pain...the entire MJ Fam out there is crying too.

After saying "RIP MJ", now we are forced to say "RIP NEVERLAND" as well </3

How I wish I'm a zillionaire at this moment, so that I can just purchase Neverland and maintain it in its original state forever. Neverland meant to be eternal, so do all the creations of MJ T__T


Seriously people out there....life doesn't wait. The time doesn't stop for you.

Whatever dreams you have, whatever places you want to go, whatever you want to accomplish, mend the relationships you want to mend, get the love of your life, confess to someone you have a crush on, take the plunge and do something insane when you still have your youth.....Get your ass up and do them right now! Don't wait anymore. The tragedies that keep on happening these days tell us that...don't delay your dreams, you don't know whether tomorrow will come, whether next year will come, whether the next 5 years will come.....

Live your life at this very instance.

Stop spending your time planning things and not doing things. It's bullshit!

When you still have the chance to do the things you want, do it PLEASE!

I'm begging you, just get up and do it!

Don't be like me. I didn't have the chance to like MJ before his death...now, I didn't have the opportunity to even visit the gates of Neverland before it is being put on sale...

It's really painful.

I sincerely pray that none of my Unicorns have to go through this kind of painful phase EVER! May god bless you all.

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You never know how long you have with someone, so don't forget to say I love you while you still can ~Michael Jackson


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