Archive for 2008

Last Day of Exams!

November 27th, 2008 Comments(1)

I barely studied. And I'm playing with my webcam.

Me, sans my usual makeup. Undereye concealer and blush only. My skin and I have declared a truce.

Okay, gotta run. Bye!

Camwhoring My GEO Lenses

September 27th, 2008 Comments(4)

Again.

They're way more comfortable than those disgusting Freshkons. I felt like tearing my eyes out after 3 hours while wearing Freshkons.

Bloody Gorgeous Jewelry

September 26th, 2008 Comments(3)

I love jewelry. It makes my heart race. :) The other day my aunt was just telling me I should use the last of the growth dividends that government is cashing into my bank to get myself some diamond earrings or pendant. Riiight. I'm so gonna find those at below S$225 at the next corner I turn.

At 8:45AM, I found myself at this website that just screams "Online Jewelry Store". And they have Diamond Stud Earrings for as low as $54.99. I must be hallucinating at this hour in the morning. I mean, they even have blue diamonds.

They look so pretty!

This website is incredibly easy to browse. You can search for the jewelry you want based on the precious metal or gem you are looking for. You can also search by price (important feature for the permanently broke like me)! And of course, if you're looking specifically for a certain jewelry, you can search by type. They have featured collections as well. Some of them caught my eye: Rings that Bling (Mmm, I like that!), and Birthstone Shop.

I love this aquamarine ring with diamonds. In white gold! Uber gorgeous! <3 It's 99 bucks!

Would you look at those Sapphire Earrings? The colour combination is simply stunning! I didn't know pink sapphires looked so good.

My Jewelry Box is offering free Fedex shipping for orders over $150. You get free gift packaging in gorgeous red jewelry boxes with white ribbons. They even have a generous 30-day money back guarantee. Only, they don't bloody ship outside of USA and Canada. *Mutters*

Yay Cosmetic Lenses

September 25th, 2008 Comments(0)

I junked my Freshkon Alluring Eyes lenses. It was nearing the end of its lifespan, and it was extremely uncomfortable to boot. Thank goodness I didn't pay a single cent for it.

I did, however, fork out 45 buckaroos for my Dueba DM21 Grey. The left lens was giving me problems, so I tried to get it exchanged. Sent back the lens and more than 2 months later, I still only have one lens. I am annoyed.

Enter my GEO Angel Browns that I'm kinda in love with. I'm not crazy about the dark limbal ring, but hey for $24 I'm not complaining!

WQ says he can't see any bloody difference. Gary says I look like a creepy doll. Stanley says I look like an owl. But hey, all my girls like it. Pfft, men! Unappreciative creatures.

Bonita Trust Charity

September 24th, 2008 Comments(1)

Charities are ubiquitous. You turn round the corner and there’s a poor student in the sweltering heat asking for donations to some organisation. Help the handicapped, the elderly, the orphans, the ex-convicts, the convicts’ children, etc. But rarely do you know what became of your money after it passes through that slot in the donation can.

Then there’s Bonita Trust, an independent philanthropy, with a mission to "enrich the Gibraltar community through a programme of endowments to educational, cultural, health and community projects". It sounds like what any other charity would say, but their projects are specific and couldn’t be cooler. I have to say their mission was a bit misleading, but in a good way. Because they go beyond Gibraltar.

I found the Rotaplast project the most awesome. Bonita Trust made a significant donation to give free reconstructive surgery and treatment to underprivileged children in India who have cleft lip and cleft palate. And then they have other programmes like raising funds for specialist tuition for dyslexic children and skin cancer awareness campaigns.

Bonita Trust Charity was started by Ruth Parasol DeLeon.

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Isn’t she a pretty lady? A self-made billionaire too, so she’s putting back some of the moolah she has raked in from the adult entertainment industry back to the society for people who need it the most. Who has objections with that? I sure don’t.

Picture ME... Horrid

September 14th, 2008 Comments(4)

"Apply for Citi Clear Card online and get Corporate Photo Shoot worth $88 from picture ME," Citibank says. "Corporate suits and make-up provided."

So Melissa called and made us an appointment at 7:45PM yesterday, and the receptionist instructed us to wear only light makeup. Thinking that they were doing our makeup as stipulated in their ad, I went practically bare-faced.

We waited more than half an hour even though an appointment was made. (What did you expect? It's free.) Some ah lian who looked neither like a makeup artist nor a photographer asked us if we wanted to take the photo in the clothes we showed up with. I expressed incredulity and asked if they didn't specify that corporate suits are provided. Without batting an eyelid, she said they only provide the jacket. (What did you expect? It's free.)

So jacket it is. I took it. Said ah lian then informed us that the only makeup provided would be foundation, eyeshadow, and lipgloss. No blush, no eyeliner, no mascara, no pencilling in your brows. You call that providing makeup? (What did you expect? It's free.)

I made a decision I regretted. Instead of telling her I'd do my own makeup, I allowed her to it, thinking it would at least be decent in the hands of a professional. She brushed on some MAC powder with a brush that looked liked it hadn't been washed in eons and smelled likewise. (What did you expect? It's free.) Then she slapped on eyeshadow without blending. In green and brown. Matte. The colourblind should not be makeup artists. That's what I say. (What did you expect? It's free.) She then applied lipgloss on me, which at least looked like a decent colour, which is more than I can say for Melissa's. She thinks they made her look ancient. (What did you expect? It's free.)

I opened my eyes and to my horror discovered that my dark undereye circles are very much still there. (What did you expect? It's free.) So I asked if the photo is going to be retouched. The answer was a resounding "no". Unless we top up $18, that is. (What did you expect? It's free.) Fine, I touched up my makeup real quick but still had no visible eyelashes to speak of. I was peeved.

Ah lian makeup-artist-turned-photographer picked up the camera, and asked if I wanted to change the blue backdrop to a colour of my choice for a small sum of $18. I declined. She shot. Ah lian asked again if we wanted to top up for retouching. Seriously? After all that? Thanks but no thanks. We picked out our most un-hideous photo, collected them, and vowed never to return for whatever occasion ever again. If that was worth $88, I say do your own hair and makeup, bring your jacket to the nearest Kodak shop or whatever, and pay $6 for the auntie to shoot your face. Save the rest of your money and yourself from the assault on your face.

"What did you expect? It's free," is what everyone's telling me. Which I do not understand at all. This promotion is clearly a marketing effort to increase brand awareness and recall. Done right, it would've generated lots of positive word-of-mouth and repeat customers. Why they would offer this large-scale promotion and then turn around and ruin the fantastic opportunity of securing returning customers and more business is beyond me. It certainly costs them a lot of money to run this promotion. It just doesn't make business sense. At all. It would've been better not to offer a promotion as such if they are doing it so grudgingly.

Go to picture ME for another shoot, free or otherwise? I'd sooner stab myself.

A Totally Bimbotic Entry

September 09th, 2008 Comments(1)

Guess who got so unlucky, she actually got nail infection? 72 buckaroos for a week's supply of antibiotics (28 tablets), which I have to swallow for 1 week each month, for a grand total of 3 months. That's over 200 bucks. Ouch.

So SheWhoBrewsPotions sent me a sample of neem oil which was enticingly labelled "Smelly Neem Oil" to help hasten my recovery. It smells and looks like oyster sauce even though Jess denied sending me oyster sauce so my feet will smell like I have stepped in Chinese leftovers.

She also gave me a Pink Cake lip balm from My Lip Stuff. Whee!

I also ordered this Korean eyelash adhesive from Girllashes called Darkness for $10.50.

It is absolutely not dark, unlike what the name implies, but a curious shiny bluish colour that I've only seen in Korean lash adhesives. I bought it following the demise of my Sherani surgical adhesive, which clumped and curdled after I forgot to cap it. It totally kicks Sherani's ass. I loved Sherani because it is waterproof. But Darkness is all that Sherani is and more. <3

Right. Why am I waxing lyrical over an eyelash adhesive? Next package!

More brushes from Coastal Scents! I love the stippling brush I got previously so much that I've ordered another to apply my lovely MAC blush with.

I also got a lip brush which barely lived up to my expectations.

And I reordered the synthetic fine eyeliner brush as well, because I discovered that it's completely fab as a concealer brush. It's so precise! <3

Freshkon was totally giving out free pairs of their Alluring Eyes (or whatever it's called) lenses, so I got them in Mist Brown. Nobody could tell I was wearing lenses though. I endured the dryness and discomfort for nothing! I am so junking them.

I'm Not Gonna Lie

September 01st, 2008 Comments(0)

I am very, very, very vain. Why else would the credit card bill for August show that 81.5% of my expenditure was on false eyelashes? Granted, out of the...182 pairs of lashes ordered, only 25 were mine. But maybe I should stop organising so many sprees. It's so easy to get a heart attack when you see the credit card bill.

3 loves of my life: False eyelashes, computers, and Hong Kong food.

Those Jinx Tees Arrived

August 26th, 2008 Comments(0)

Thank you Tiago!!!!

"Wanna meet up for coffee?"

August 25th, 2008 Comments(0)

Jess: Tell him to drown himself inside the mountain of coffee beans.

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