Monday, 30 April 2012

OOTD: Native American

Just an outfit I wore to uni one day.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

OOTD: Trenchcoat Trend

Survived the exams, found out there was a question I couldn't do at all, gasp! Can't be bothered these days studying too hard. As long as I don't drop too low for my own standards I'm happy. Well I still have quite a few assignments so I will be back again and gone again. But here's a post for my OOTD, had dinner with my parents because they just came back from China and all this time I had to cook for my two brothers.... sigh... just cause I'm a girl. But they washed the dishes so I'm not gonna complain!

Mobile photo:

Inspired by the following looks (but i thought i'd put an edgier twist to it):

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Monday, 23 April 2012

Infatuation v Love

Yes, I know I have said I will be MIA for a week but I really couldn't resist posting. Just something short. 
Found this image on Facebook, haha the notorious procrastinating source, and got me wondering whether it was true. Sounds rather daft and although the 4 months is false. There is actually scientific studying quantifying how long a crush lasts, except they call it infatuation instead. 
Here's a page from Your Soul at Work, the number of months is stated to be 18 to 24 months and after that it goes away. The relationship either breaks up or it develops into love. This is really interesting! And another webpage that's quite interesting: The Biology of Love

Well I'll be off again, studying for mid semester exams and other assignments.

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Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Back to Work

Mid semester break (1 week only) is over and there's exams and lots of assignments coming up. I will be MIA for a while. But will be back when it's all over!

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Sunday, 15 April 2012

From the bottom of my heart

I've started wondering recently, whether there are people I know reading my most personal blog entries. Where I've written some very deep things about me that I have only expected those who don't know me to read. Writing without thinking people who know me read this is reassuring, it means I won't be judged when I am around them, especially for things I do not know they know.

Google image search my name and there's a photo of me. Friends/secret admirers might google image search my name and find out about this blog when they see my photo pop up....There over 200 readers from Australia who have visited my blog.  But yes, Australia is huge and there are many cities, narrow that down to the few people I know and it's very unlikely. This thinking is what reassures me to continue writing without holding back. And so I will do so, in this blog entry. It is very unlikely for a friend/ secret admirer to google image search my name, pretty sure they will have better things to do. I won't be googling and of my friends or the people I secretly admire... haha, yes I do have people I secretly admire. And yes, I said that right, it's 'people', plural.

One of them, I know a few things about: name, previous school, siblings. The other I have only seen once and hope to see again in my Management lecture. He's a 'half'; half asian, half white. Never thought I'd be attracted to that type. I never thought they were attractive when I was young and I surprised many people with my opinions about there appearances. But these opinions have changed. I just haven't met the right 'half' (no pun intended). The similarities between the two are that they are tall, +180cm, just my type.

I don't intend to start anything though, I don't mind being friends and getting to know them, but I really don't want to start anything. I've written notes down telling myself how to control myself. A letter that can only be opened on 30/11/2016, the day I turn 22, signifying the day I can finally have a bf. It's because I don't trust myself to be faithful. My eyes seem to wander, I have a crush on one and then I change. Maybe this won't be so when I actually enter a relationship one, but I still need to find out what my exact 'type' is. Last year I haven't even realised I was extremely attracted to tall guys. I'm pretty sure these realisations will come to me a lot in the coming years. Better be sure before I set my eyes on a specific target. Right now I'm just roaming, scoping, analysing. Appreciating the 'eye candy'.

Recently a guy friend has really 'woken' me up from my fairy tale dreams. The largest hole I would have fallen into if he did not pull me back. He knows how I am very sheltered and traditional, and how I see my first boyfriend as my future husband, but he warns me that this will be too great of an expectation, and that I should just enjoy the present time I have with 'him' and not think of such a future otherwise the larger the disappointment and the heart ache. Some make sense, but if you don't put your heart in, what kind of relationship is that. But not seeing so far into the future is correct, it places huge pressure on the relationship. But I guess my thinking is not as bad as it sounds, I just want a relationship that is serious, where I can see it going long and far. I don't have to think or see the future with marriage in it, just far enough that I can't see an ending. If you can see an ending, why start? Right?

That's why I think I'm not ready for a relationship yet as well, this reason being that in a few more years time, when I mature and am assure of myself and what/who I need, then he too will be ready and sure of what/who he needs and willing to have a serious relationship instead of those high school crushes that only last, the longest, a year. The minds of boys mature much later than girls, and right now I don't think they're ready, and I'm not ready either.      

Add: I've actually already finished this post, but there are some things I would like to say as well. There is another thing which has kept me away from a relationship. The pageants. Yes, where my dreams lie. If you have read my previous posts, you would remember that I have a dream to participate in a pageant. I don't have to win, I just really want to experience it because it seems life changing in a good way. Many pageants have a particular criteria, and that is that the participant is single. Why? I don't know why. The Miss Chinese World is one such pageant. And this really drives me to improve myself, without having a relationship hinder me towards reaching this.

I took these two photos when I was with the guy who had completely changed what I believed was my 'type', I now only see the tall guys. Such romantic scenery. And looking back, or reminiscing about the three days (yes, I've only seen him that many times) that I have spent near him, I know it's hard. If the 'one' comes, it comes. I just need to know how to differentiate it from just a mere 'crush'. My mind has certainly matured quite a bit in the past half year though. I never thought it'll happen, but I'm not attracted to 'attractive' boys anymore. The ones I'm attracted to these days are descent looking, just not model looking. I think this really reflects well on how my type is less about image and more about personality. One thing remains though, he must be tall.

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Saturday, 14 April 2012

VS Makeup Tutorial

Never knew much about make up until two years ago when I had a formal event to attend to for school, i.e Year 11 Dinner Dance. These days I have been reading make up blogs and learning from other online sources and paying attention to the makeup on celebrities every where.

And until a few weeks ago when I had the MSU Red Carpet Event and my friend dragged me along to the Myer store to look for make up and supplies (she being an even more ignorant person to make up), we met a lady selling Dior products who taught us how to use the eye shadow palettes. Until then I had no idea how to work with the shades. Below is an even better tutorial on how to use those simple but fantastic palettes. It has even taught me how to use a mascara brush. I have learnt about the 'no pumping' rule, but I have never heard of using the tip of the brush like that before brushing all the lashes. Get inspired by the VS Dream Angels look!  

Here's something extra! Another make up tutorial by VS featuring Lindsay:

Lastly, my favourite video, because I just lovvvve Candice Swanepoel!

Never knew that the lips could be so much more complicated, too colours! Note: must try out using a lip liner!

I would also like to acknowledge that I have learnt a few things from Jen at her blog, From Head to Toe, especially the 'crease rule' where you don't apply the main eye shadow above the eyeball crease. You can see this rule being followed in all three of the VS make up tutorials above.

I hope you guys have learnt something new too!

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Ella Stepping It Up!

I love her in the dress, more than the models on the runway, which is amazing. Ella, Taiwanese Singer from girl group S.H.E, has got a better figure, it seems better fitted on her (both dresses) and shows her curves which is gorgeous! The other two celebrities on the right look better than the runway models too but the shots don't show the entire dress clearly and hence cannot be compared to Ella. I am also in love with that Dolce & Gabbana dress! J'adore!

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Friday, 13 April 2012

Otherworldly Designs

Just another of my 'in-the-moment' sketches

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Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Winter/Autumn Runway Manicure Trends

Nail Trends of Autumn/Winter 2012 that I am Lovin'
Deep, dull and dark colours are crazy popular on the runways this Autumn/Winter. Deep reds, dull nudes and dark blues looked sophisticated on the models' fingers, perfect in contrast with the brighter colours of the designs showcased on the runway. 

Karen Walker: Navy blue, loved it from the day I saw a girl on the subway in HK with this on. Already have it now! <3

Catherine Malandrino: Plum Cherry. LOVE! Must get my hands on this colour. 

Yuna Yang: Chocolate Aubergine, a beautiful delicious colour.

Naeem Khan: Blood red. Dripping with sexiness

Elie Saab: Matte, what colour would you call this? Brownish, greyish, purple? Either way, this unknown colour is amazing! Matte nail polish is really popular right now, it's a simply effect but with a great difference to the usual nail polish. 

Valentino: Black. A perfect contrast with the bright red. Black never goes away. Love how it makes my skin look fairer, hate how my family thinks I look gothic. 

Chanel: Nudes are in but I like this dull version a lot better. Very elegant, representing Chanel perfectly, like a mirror. In the Chanel range it's called 'Frenzy'. I am seriously going crazy for this colour, must add this one to my collection now. 

Rachel Roy: Black is too simple, too unoriginal? Have a try with a licorice shade then, with a tinge of green. Sophistication at it's greatest!


Rachel Antonoff: I am absolutely in love with this look! Will certainly test it out. The colours are so eye-popping!

David Koma: Monochrome Minx. Just simply amazing! 

Rachel Antonoff: use two coats of polish in midnight blue with a sponged overlay of purple and white, followed by a coat of sapphire sparkle. Walah! Looks like opals!

Phillip Lim: Shadowed crescent moon. Simple but very effective. Just three colours, black as base and grey and white on the edges.


Others that are popular on the runway, but are not my absolute faves, still never the less admirable, are mainly the repeated trends:
  • French manicures (can play around with different colour combinations)
Catwalk Nails And Nail Art Autumn Winter 2012
Deborah Lippmann
  • Nudes/Neutrals (not really liking this)
  • Metallic ( I do love this look but it's not something I would wear, personally)
Alexander McQueen

Here's one that I've done recently:

Unique french manicure with navy as the base colour and silver tips

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