February 26, 2012

Room decorative pieces and The Hunger Games!

My sister Shala has been sprucing up her bedroom lately and I think I've been infected by her decorative mode. I've always enjoyed watching room tours on youtube especially those who really put an effort towards decorating. I know for one Elle from Allthatglitters21 is very much into room decoration but there are also others which are very good!




Don't we all wish we have the room space to put whatever furniture we wanted in our bedroom and also having various types of furniture to choose from? Most of the time we have to work with whatever space we have and we don't have the luxury of choosing delicate pieces or whatnot because it's not practical to have them in the room. Plus it'll look out of place too. Sometimes. Unless your room looks like the ones above which means you are a lucky b*tch and I hate you wtf

Anyways I went to WW Mart at Citis Square yesterday and saw that they were selling these decorative pillows for only BND$3.90! Before this I was thinking of buying them for my bed and saw that Hua Ho is selling for more than BND$10 for one! I mean sure, of course the ones in Hua Ho are of better quality and stuff but really, I wanted to buy them just for decoration so of course I'd go for the cheaper alternative. Maybe when I'm older I'd go for more expensive ones but for now I'm surviving on a student's budget! lol

Plus the ones sold in WW Mart have different designs, colors and textures depending on your taste and they also sell the cases for the decorative pillows which comes in different colors and designs as well. In case you don't like the original.

Grey decorative pillows from WW Mart

I think decorative pillows are a great way to give your room a more 'put together' look. I used to like really loud colors for my bedding like bright pink or bright anything. Now I just want it to look like the ones you see in the magazine T__T

Also recently I got this in Sengkurong for half its price and had it put up in my room! Love that the painting is in 3D. The only downside is that this piece is extremely heavy I don't wanna put it on the wall over my bed because I'm afraid it'll fall down in the middle of the night when I'm sleeping and ruin my face. Not a pretty sight.

Bought this one yesterday! I really like this painting. I've actually seen images of this on the internet so I'm guessing that they just print it off the internet and made it into a painting? No idea. I'm so glad I found it!

These are a few of the ones that Shala got for her room. I think they're not bad, but I still like mine better! har har har :p

On a random note, I finally got the first book to The Hunger Games Trilogy! So relieved that I booked this beforehand because I went to Time Square's Best Eastern and initially wanna pick up the book there but they were sold out! Then went to The Mall's branch where they told me the book was reserved there. The saleslady told me I was lucky I reserved it because it was sold out there too! I've just started reading this last night and am liking it so far!

February 22, 2012

L'oreal Color Riche in Beige Creme

Hey guys!

Been having kind of a writer's block this past week. I can't put myself in front of my computer desk to blog! The assignments are also starting to pile up on my desk now. ugh

Anyhoos, this time around I wanna share with you one of my favourite lipsticks of all time! It's L'oreal Color Riche lipstick in Beige Creme.

L'oreal Color Riche lipstick in Beige Creme

The color looks like a really deep burgundy brown-ish color in the tube but when you put it on it looks more like a plum color. Though it may look dark, I actually feel pretty comfortable wearing this out. Maybe because it's not as sharp as a true red? I get really conscious if I wear super bright red lipstick out. Gah I need more practice wtf

L'oreal Color Riche lipstick in Beige Creme

This is actually one of the first lipsticks that I own when I first started getting interested in beauty products. It's really creamy and moisturizing and goes on really smoothly like a lip balm! Seriously. I don't even remember how much this costs because I've had it since forever!

Me wearing L'oreal Color Riche in Beige Creme

Paired the lipstick with a touch of nude eyeshadow and black liquid liner

L'oreal Color Riche lipstick in Beige Creme lip swatched

This is definitely one of those colors which you can wear out in the day or at night. But then again you can wear any colored lipstick you want at any time of the day right? If you're looking to try out darker lipsticks but don't know where to start, I really recommend this one!

February 16, 2012

Essence Soft Touch Mousse Make-up

I was walking through Paloma at The Mall a couple of weeks ago at their new store and this caught my eyes:

Something new for us~! I think they are sold in Watsons as well? I'm not sure but these Essence cosmetics are darn cheap! Each of the products here if I'm not mistaken go for less than BND$10 each? Was really happy to see that they offer mousse foundation as well so I picked it up.

Essence Soft Touch Mousse Make-up in 01 Matt Sand

Essence Soft Touch Mousse Make-up in 01 Matt Sand

The moment I read that it gives a 'natural and matt finish' I knew I had to try this out lol If you don't already know, I have oily-combo skin. My skin gets dry sometimes above my lips but very oily on the rest of my face. Anyways for the price it wouldn't hurt as much as getting for example a Revlon foundation.

Essence Soft Touch Mousse Make-up in 01 Matt Sand

Essence Soft Touch Mousse Make-up in 01 Matt Sand swatched

The texture is a little bit of a mousse texture (doh) and is really soft! It blends quite well into my skin. They come in four different shades and I think the one I bought, 01 Matt Sand is kinda light on my skin especially now as I have gotten darker from walking under the sun on campus. Gah!

Before and after applying the Soft Touch Mousse
(CLICK the image to enlarge!)

My face is darker than my neck so I guess the lighter shade kinda helped in a way to even out my skin tone. #win

I have been using Sigma's duo fibre brush to spread the mousse on my face and buffing it in. It works pretty well but because the brush isn't dense enough, it takes time for me to buff the product into my skin and blend everything together. Also, you'll need to dip your brush/fingers into the product to take out the product from the jar which can be unsanitary especially when you're dipping into the product repeatedly with an unwashed brush.

Other than that, I'm really enjoying this product! It dries down to a matte finish as claimed and stays pretty smooth on the skin I'm impressed! I don't even need to apply a finishing powder after applying the mousse.

I'm really glad Paloma stocked this brand up in their store! I'm totally psyched about trying out other products by Essence! The Soft Touch Mousse Make-up retails for BND$7.90. Very affordable, right? Right?!! :D

After applying Soft Touch Mousse

February 13, 2012

My rook piercing experience!

I don't know when I started wanting to have a rook piercing but what I know is that I have wanted to have it done for at least... half a year now? It was always "I'll get it done the next time I go down to Miri." But when I'm at Miri I'll think "Okay, maybe next time." lol Then I saw this blog post by Orchid row (link in the side bar!) talking about DesireSuicide Piercing who offers to pierce your lips, ears and face. Was so glad to have found her because do you know how almost impossible it is to find shops you trust in Brunei to do your body piercings??

The last time I tried to do a sided labret piercing, the piercer used a piercing gun! On my lips! I didn't know then but I found out soon enough that those piercing guns are actually only meant for the ear lobes. wtfff luckily I didn't screw up my lips.

Anyways. I did some reading on the lady and read that she had a medical background so I guess I trusted her instincts and decided to contact her. Made a few arrangements and bobbity-bop, we're ready to do it!

So many varieties of barbells and studs to choose from!

Decided to go for this rounded barbell

All the equipments she used are sterilized including that blue sheet of paper!

She started working on my ear and initially tried using a curved needle because... I forgot the reason. Maybe it's coz the barbell I choose is curved... or something.

Before piercing my ear, she coated the needle with this gel thingy which is used as a soothing gel for the piercing. You can also get your ears ice-sprayed for numbness if you want to. But that will cost you BND$5. So I opted out lol I mean, maybe I have a highter threshold for pain or something but it really doesn't bother me if it's painful or not.

When she wanted to insert the barbell she realised that the needle is too small for the barbell to fit (I think) so it was taken out and we tried once more with the regular straight needle which is a tad larger than this curved one.

After the second time, it came out Okay. Yay!

There was a bit of blood of course... But it was all good. I'm really happy with it. It has been about a week now since the piercing and the area has swollen a little but that's only natural. Can't wait for it to heal so that I can change the barbell! But I'd have to find a place that sells them first :/

As for the pain, I'd say 3/10. Only because she pierced my ear twice. :p It's not painful really, more like discomfort. It feels 'tight' when the piercing was done. But everything will be over before you even realise it so... no complains here lol

My new rook piercing!

Going to get a piercing on any parts of your body is not like regular 'shopping'. It's definitely on a more personal level where you'd have to at least get to know a little something about the person who pierced you and stuff. It's almost the same as getting a tattoo done. So if you ever wanna get some piercing done, do your research!

By the way, I did the rook piercing for BND$40. Pretty decent price if you ask me because I know how expensive it can be especially when you're doing it overseas!

Read about my Industrial piercing here!

Read about my conch piercing here!

Check DesireSuicide Piercing out on facebook here!

P/s: I'm not encouraging anyone to get any piercings done. I'm just sharing my experience! :))

xx, Shely

February 10, 2012

Etude House: Lipgloss

So I recently went in to Etude House in Seria and I picked up two lipglosses. I had discounts off then because it was still during the Salebration which has been going on nationwide.

Etude House lipglosses in
Moon Crystal Power and Roll Roll Gloss

Gosh the names they give their lipglosses. smh. They sound like what Sailormoon would say lol "Moon... Crystal... POWER!!!" Maybe that's what Sailormoon uses?

Etude House lipglosses in
Roll Roll Gloss and Moon Crystal Power swatches

Dear Darling Roll Roll Gloss in Tomato Jelly Latte

I really like this one! It has a juicy orange tint with a pretty decent pigmentation. I've been looking for a color like this and am so glad when I found it in Etude House. I think they have the best range of lipglosses! Nudes, Pinks, Beiges, Oranges, Purples, sparkly, non-sparkly, they have it all! I can just stand there and swatch them on my arm for an hour without even realising it.

I also like that it's not too sticky like how some lipglosses can get. I have long hair and it's a pain in the ass when my hair gets stuck on my lips. The only downside to this product is the applicator. It has a rounded applicator which looks very cute but unfortunately it makes putting on the product difficult because of the rounded edges. Somehow I always draw out of the line of my lips with this. Also, this product goes on blotchy with the applicator but you can easily fix that by rubbing your sexy lips together oh yeah wtf

Etude House Dear Darling Roll Roll Gloss in Tomato Jelly Latte lip swatch

Moon Crystal Power lipgloss in Purply Holy Beam

This one looked so pretty swatched! The gloss is purplish with tons of sparkles to it. I feel like a kid whenever I put this on lol However the brush applicator is so tiny it takes time to fill in your lips with the product! So what I normally do is apply this just on the center of my lips to give it a more dimensional look.

I like the color but it's not my favorite lipgloss. It's also very sticky by the way.

Etude House Moon Crystal Power lipgloss in Purply Holy Beam lip swatch

If I'm not mistaken these retails for only a little above BND$10 each. I actually paid only a few dollars for the Moon Crystal Power lipgloss because they were 50% off then. Overall I really like their lipglosses because they have a good range of colors and there are so many different formulations to them it's hard not to find something you'd like. I say go try them out if you haven't already! :)

xx, Shely

February 7, 2012

Revlon Photo Ready Concealer

Are you big on concealers? I have only tried a couple of concealers before. The Face Shop's stick concealer and Maybelline's Angel Fit Perfect Concealer. TFS's stick concealer is extremely dry for my face let alone for my under eye area where all the dark shadows come out and play wtf. It did nothing for me so I decided to try a liquid concealer instead and I chose Maybelline's which unfortunately, doesn't cover enough.

I guess after that I never bothered to try out other brands after failing to find one that suits me two times in a row. It was then I saw a lot of you tube gurus talking about this seemingly amazing concealer from Revlon but it wasn't available yet here.

That was ages ago I think because Revlon's Photo Ready Concealer finally found its way to Brunei! Ugh FINALLY.

Revlon Photo Ready Concealer

I first saw it when Shala came back bearing this purchase, telling me how the sales lady persuaded her into trying this product out. I grabbed one myself the next time I went out because I was that curious about it and also kinda desperate at that point. lol

Revlon Photo Ready Concealer in Medium

I got the one in Medium. If I'm not mistaken there are only 3 shades to this concealer; light, medium and dark. Maybe those are all that we need here in Brunei?

Revlon Photo Ready Concealer

As expected, this concealer is extremely creamy and doesn't cake up on my skin at all! I use it to cover the redness around my chin and lips and it's pretty much full coverage!

Revlon Photo Ready Concealer swatched and blended out

For the under eye area I just use the regular patting motion to 'push' the product into my skin. I try not to rub them in because the skin around this area is really thin and delicate and I already have eye bags to worry about. Having even BIGGER eye bags are the last thing I need!!

I really do like this concealer. It works well and isn't that pricey at all! It retails for BND$16.90. Try this out if you're looking for a concealer that performs. ;)

February 4, 2012

Etude House: Easy Brow Pencil & Drawing Eye Brow

If it were up to me, I'd always prefer a mechanical eye brow pencil compared to the traditional ones simply because I don't wanna trouble myself to sharpen it. Not to mention those mechanical pencils are shaped nicely for me to draw my eye brows on with the least effort. When it comes to eye brows I like it filled quick and efficient. Whatever that means wtf

Etude House Drawing Eye Brow and Easy Brow Pencil

Gosh why do Etude House have to come up with weird names for their products. Come on, Drawing Eye Brow? Honestly though, this is actually better than the names they give their lip glosses! It's so crazy it'll blow your mind.

Both of the ones that I own are almost the same color! If I'm not mistaken they also have other shades in black and gray.

Etude House Drawing Eye Brow

I've been using this for quite a while now and I like it because of how convenient it is to use. I can just twist the product up and down wtf The shape of the product also makes it easy to fill in the spaces as well as drawing straight lines using small strokes. You can also do a really thin line at the end of the brow, if you want to. Unless you have straight eye brows, like many of the Korean celebrities do.

Right, right??

Not really a big fan of the spoolie though. It's too soft! Does nothing for my brows but I normally just use it anyway out of habit.

Etude House Easy Brow Pencil

I really like the brow brush on this one! It's perfect. As for the brow pencil when you first got it you will need to scratch the protective coating off the tip of the pencil before you start using it. I think the coating prevents the product from drying out? Who knows.. Apart from that, this is not at all bad! But do keep in mind you'd need to sharpen this if you have arched eyebrows. A dull tip just won't do it.

I have arched eyebrows and I hate having to sharpen the pencil all the time before using it!


Both of these retails for BND$6.90. I like the packaging of the Easy Brow Pencil (the pink one) better but product wise, I prefer the other. I guess we can't have it all. No biggie, it's just an eye brow pencil! lol

February 1, 2012

Lush Cosmetics: Mint Julips Lip Scrub

How often do you exfoliate your lips? I have always wanted to try out lip scrubs after realizing those things actually do exist. Before that I thought there are only products which exfoliates your skin and not your lips. What I always did is to use a wet tissue and rub my lips with them. That's obviously plausible but where's the fun in that??

I have searched high and low in Brunei for lip scrubs and I even went to The Body Shop and all those other cosmetics stores but I still haven't been able to find one. So I guess it's either they don't exist here or I didn't search hard enough. As a consumer (ehem) I don't think products should be THIS inaccessible so I'm assuming they don't sell them here.

Lucky for me I finally got my hands on Lush's lip scrub called Mint Julips!

Mint Julips: Peppermint and Chocolate lip scrub

This product is so cute it's Okay if you don't even use it as long as you have it on your desk for display wtf

Mint Julips: Peppermint and Chocolate lip scrub

Lush Cosmetics is well known for their organic and vegan products and this particular one is no different. This vegan lip scrub is infused with yummy sounding ingredients like Vanilla Extract, Peppermint Oil, Castor Sugar and Organic Jojoba Oil!

It doesn't really melt on your lips so you can scrub them on real good before taking (or licking) them off. I can't help but taste this and its really sweet tasting! If I were to describe the scent I'd say it smelled quite strongly of mint. But the overall scent reminds me of mint chocolate! Yummy...!


Mint Julips: Peppermint and Chocolate lip scrub

I've used this for around 4-5 times and the jar is still full! Literally full to the very top of the jar, no kidding man. You'd really get your money's worth for this product. The Mint Julips lip scrub retails for £4.95. The only way I know how you can get this is through the Lush UK website here. They ship internationally!

Of course if you don't wanna bother yourself with so much trouble there's always the DIY method. Check out Michelle Phan's video on how to DIY: lip scrub here!


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