FOTD of the other day: trying out the new stash/awkward selfies.

I don’t know if I mentioned this before but the reason I don’t have too many tutorials (not that I’m really good with makeup or anything but I just really like wearing em) or look of the day kinda posts is because I suck at taking photos of myself. I always try to after putting on makeup, thinking these could be beauty blogging material, but I delete them right away as soon as I see them (they suck big time huhu). But the other day the selfie gods were kinda nice to me, I was able to find some decent lighting and relatively un-awkward photos turned up. So here’s what I looked like the other day, as a result of playing around with the new stuff I got from the last trip. :)


DW-DSCN5190Pardon the messy bed and background, but here’s a rundown of what’s on my face:

  • Stila’s One Step Correct Serum as primer
  • Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in No. 53 Light Beige
  • 3CE Full Cover Concealer in 002
  • Hourglass Ambient Dim Light to set concealer
  • 3CE Duo Color Face Blush in #Make Me Blush on my cheeks
  • Hourglass Ambient Radiant Light around the edges of my face for a very light contour
  • Mac Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Bare Study all over my lid
  • Maybelline the Rocket Volum’ Express on my lashes
  • ELF Eyebrow Kit for my brows–the dark gel on the lower part and edges of the brows, the lighter powder on the inner corners of the brow
  • Nichido Clear Eyebrow Gel to set my brows
  • 3CE Jumbo Lip Crayon in  #Oh, My Pink
  • Hourglass Ambient Incandescent Light on my brow bone, the tops of my cheeks and down the bridge of my nose for highlight

How’s Monday treating ya?

Hong Kong day 1 + Major Life Updates


Hello! The last time I wrote in here was the first week of July, which seems like eons ago.  I guess I should start with the life updates, which will explain my absence.  For starters, I’m pregnant! :) And for the first few months of this pregnancy, I soooo wasn’t in the mood to do anything but sleep. That’s my excuse: I was sleeping. Also, the manfriend and I have decided to move to another house–one more suitable for a baby, and so I’ve been crazy busy packing when not sleeping.  Now that I’m in my second trimester though, I feel much more…awake! And more productive. So last weekend, the manfriend/baby daddy had a convention to attend to in Hong Kong and I tagged along because I don’t really mind going around the city by myself while he works, because: Sasa, Bonjour, Colourmix, 3CE.  I don’t think I need to say any more than that.

Despite the latter sentence, my first day haul isn’t too exciting, beauty-wise because I spent a whole lot of time in Ikea, buying stuff for the house. I did manage to go to a Sasa branch and managed to get only these:

DW-DSCN5081An EOS Honeysuckle Honeydew lipbalm orb, and also the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in No. 53 Light Beige, which I hope is the perfect match for my current shade. Also, Bourjois stuff is pricey in Sasa, ha! At least, compared to the prices I’ve seen online.

I promise the next two hauls are more exciting than this one!

Sooooo…how’ve you been? I’ve missed reading all your posts!!