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skin deep

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I was reading Elle Magazine a couple of days ago and came across an article of some things we women do which we think are good, but in actual fact are bad for us! Here’s a few that I thought were helpful for me, maybe they’d be for you too:

Bad habit #1: Using the lowest setting on your hairdryer, because it’s gentle on your hair

Any setting that you use on your hairdryer involves heat, and as long as there’s heat involved, your hair needs to be protected. No matter what heat setting you use, remember to use a leave-in conditioner or some sort of conditioning serum before you dry your hair! This is good advice, and like all good advice out there, we tend to get quite lazy and forget to follow them!

Bad habit #2: Using conditioner all over your hair

Conditioner should only be used on the oldest part of your hair which needs the TLC, ie the ends of your hair, not the roots. Well technically you could use it on your roots, but since your roots get plenty of oil from your scalp, this can make your roots greasy. A good rule of thumb is to condition only the hair that falls below your ears.

Bad habit #3: Applying facial wash to your face before working it into a lather on your skin.

The reason why you shouldn’t do this is that it drags your skin and causes unnecessary stress to it. Instead, you should dispense the facial wash on your hand, use your fingers to work it into a lather, and then, apply it to your face.

Well that’s all that I can remember, hehe. Another thing that I think is very important is to wear sunscreen every day, even when we’re staying indoors! I’m using a neutrogena SPF50 one at the moment that I am pretty happy with.

If you have more tips do share! Now that I’m going on 25, I’m suddenly paying attention to all these skin/beauty care tips so I’ll be sharing whatever I learn from time to time. I’m also trying to experiment more with make-up, I just realised that my make-up stash is so miniscule in size compared to other people, no wonder I look so drab compared to other people. Gotta step up my game yo! Hehe.

Ooh, and Elle Magazine is going to have a makeover day on May 8 at Wisma Atria which I feel like checking out! If anyone wants to come too, do let me know! It’ll be great to have company! 🙂

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April 29, 2010 at 4:43 pm

yay or nay: pink lipstick

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Hello all!

One of my favourite things to do is to raid my mom’s make-up drawer and try her make-up, experiment with new colours, etc. It’s a great way to discover what works for me!

Usually I’m not very successful because my mum has better skin and is fairer than me (no fair!), but recently I made off with a couple of new tubes of lipstick, including one curious shade of hot pink. Usually I stay away from the pink, but this time it called out to me for some reason.

I tried it on today, so far I still don’t have the courage to wear it outside the house though! What do you think? Maybe you could help me out and let me know it it’s a yay (“wear it out, it’s hot!”) or a nay (“you look like Cindy Lauper, except you’re not – throw it out and don’t touch it with a ten-foot pole!”)? It’s not the best photo, I look like a turtle and my hair’s funny, but let’s try to look past the flaws, shall we?

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April 27, 2010 at 9:27 pm

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bowl me over

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We went to the bowling alley on Saturday night. Unfortunately I forgot my camera, but I found some amazing vintage bowling photos online! Yay internet! 🙂

Via here, here, here, here, here, here and here!

I love the women’s bowling champions! Fun stuff! Hmm…maybe it’d be a good idea to set up a women’s bowling team? Hahaha, if anything, it’d be awesome fun! Plus, vintage coordinated outfits sound like a winning idea!

Hope you had a good weekend!

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April 26, 2010 at 12:37 am

kick-ass

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YOU.MUST.WATCH.THIS.

Just do, and thank me later.

dancer in the dark

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I’ve been having quite a lovely couple of days although lately I’ve been thinking that I need to do more – pick up a new hobby, learn a new language..thinking of picking up French since it’s quite relevant to my job. I honestly hate not applying myself (outside of work), so I’m hoping to change that in the next couple of months.

Photos found via here, originally an amazing video from here.

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April 22, 2010 at 11:33 pm

shopping mopping

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Over the weekend I decided to do some online window shopping (geddit, window shopping? *snigger*) and I saw sooo many lovely clothes. I’ve been trying to save money and I haven’t shopped in awhile (verdict is out for the definition of “awhile”) so it was quite torturous to look at the lovely clothes, but I guess all girls are masochistic this way! Here’re some things that caught my eye:

PANTS:

I die for these bow-tied pleated pants…but maybe it’s the fierce outfit that I’m falling for – whatever it is, I want them. (From NastyGal)

DRESS:

The geisha print on this vintage maxi dress is so pretty and totally stands out from the maxi dresses we see now. It costs $278 though! *whistles* That’s a large chunk of change right there! (From NastyGal)


Nadinoo absolutely rocks my socks. I love EVERYTHING she makes! This dress is so precious and the bow in the front? SQWEEE!

This Japanese checked dress from nicolethen made me swoon when I saw it, the print, cut and colour is so perfect that my heart broke when I saw that it had been sold. Still, so gorgeous.

ROMPER:

This vintage romper is so awesome, especially the Impressionism artwork! Artsy eh? I love rompers and have none, isn’t it tragic! Keeping my eyes peeled for nice ones! (From NastyGal)

BLOUSE:

This weave top caught my eye immediately with its woven details. It’s kind of sweet and sexy at the same time, eh? (From NastyGal)

SWIMSUIT: (if you noticed, I started with the most cloth and worked my way to the least, hee)

Cute red and white polka print, flattering vintage cut, what’s not to love in this swimsuit? Plus it’s called Beach Blanket Bingo! I had a swimsuit in the exact print when I was younger (though in a modest one-piece) so it brings me back to my childhood days so I think I might just buy it!! (From ModCloth)

What do you think of my choices? This was actually a very fun post to do! 🙂

holey moley, me, oh my

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It’s Indiepop Sunday!

I love indie, indiepop, indie-twee, electro-indie, indie-folk, twee-pop (you get the idea) songs a lot! But unfortunately I never seem to be able to discover new bands very easily, so I’m usually slow to these things. But today I realised that all this could be solved with youtube!  A bit slow I know, but I don’t care because now I’m happy with my new indie finds! 🙂

Here’s a song I discovered when I *coughcough*obtained*coughcough* some new indie songs a few weeks back. It has a happy, boppy beat that makes me want to dance everytime I hear it! (and I did when I heard it in the lift today! :P) Gold (Or Something Just As Nice) by Hari and Aino:

This I found via youtube: Last Dance by Maths and Physics Club. I don’t think this is the official video, but there’s something mesmerising about the sight of a slowed-down recording of people dancing that’s just lovely to watch!

Here’s the last one, not sure if it’s indie, but it definitely makes me wish I was born in the 60s and was a hippie! The video is so awesome. Home by Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes. Such a lovely song, I want to play it at my wedding!

Hope you enjoy them! I’d love to hear your recommendations of other great indiepop tracks if you know of any! I hope you’ve had a good weekend!

My weekend was all about iced milk tea, starworld re-runs and a lovely lazy Sunday with erfen where we very hilariously encountered many unexpected visitors including an old grandaunt who had been misinformed that there was a gathering at my house. Needless to say, many laughs were had!