Thursday, 30 July 2015

Snake charmer

Top: ASOS (Similar here) | Skirt: Lavish Alice (Similar here) | Shoes: Valentino | Clutch: Sportsgirl (Similar here) | Sunglasses: Ray Ban
 Necklace: Twentyeight Lane (Similar here) | Earrings: Vincci (Similar here) | Ring: Jessica Buurman | Bracelet: Butler & Wilson

In today's fast paced world, it's hard to find someone to love, to cherish, to belong to. With this rapid explosion of people, most of whom are glued to their phones, tablets, laptops - it's hard to actually find the 'one' and connect to him or her in a meaningful, non-filtered way. Take the story of this woman for example, who, after having dated someone for about 6 months, ended up losing her dog!

I would seriously go batshit insane if someone stole Nacho. I would totally do the routine from Taken and I would hunt that son-of-a-B down and DESTROY him. Fortunately, I'm not playing the swinging singles game so the whole Tinder,, OkCupid, Paktor game isn't for me, although I think some people have been pretty lucky with it, except for lady mentioned above of course!

Anyway, I hope that if you're enjoying the singles game, you'll be careful and take every precaution to safeguard your pooch/cat/hamster/snake/imaginary pet/etc. 

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Camera un-ready

Dress: Romwe | Shoes: Sheinside | Bag: Mango (Similar here)
Earrings: Lovisa (Similar here) | Ring: Lovisa (Similar here) | Sunglasses: Karen Walker

I've had some pretty crappy luck lately - the boo's brother was thinking of selling his Canon EOS DSLR camera and I'd seen his really nice fancy pics taken using this camera so I asked to try it out for a week. I took it home on a Sunday evening and wanted to use it the next day to take my OOTD pics (for the uninitiated, that's outfit of the day) but firstly, I didn't put in the SD card, and secondly... I found out that somehow, I broke the lens. Yup. I spoiled the zoom and auto-focus function within 24 hours without even using the camera. Just. Wow. 

I've been particularly emo about this whole thing but obviously I wasn't going to return him a broken camera so it's mine now, and I've bought a new lens but we're in the testing phase so please excuse the teething problems. Actually, the pictures taken here are using the broken lens but I ended up buying a cheaper 50mm 1.8 lens (I have no idea what this means, I'm just acting smart, the boo's brother just told me what to get because I'm useless) so get ready for some bokeh (seriously what are all these words???)!

So just a tip for the camera noob - DON'T DO ANYTHING. Although it still might get spoilt... So I would suggest you just don't get into it at all and save some money and maybe go find a new hobby. 

Thanks for reading! 

Monday, 27 July 2015


Dress: Chicnova | Shoes: Aldo (Similar here) | Sunglasses: Ray Ban
Bag: Sportsgirl (Similar here) | Ring: Twentyeight Lane (Similar here) | Phone cover: Aliexpress

So I had already written this post and then when I went to edit it, the whole draft went totally bonkers and I had to delete it all. Some could say that the post went totally bananas. HURHURHUR. 

I used to be quite concerned about how people saw me but nowadays I'm really pleased to let my freak flag fly and just be all out bananas so I thought it'd be cool to have a banana dress and a banana phone cover. Do you think the Sophia Webster banana shoes would be too much? 

Pic from here
What's not to love about bananas? They are high in potassium which is good for something... I think... And they are super delicious as an afternoon snack and can be made into a kickass chocolate banana cake that is making me drool just thinking about it. 

Also, the word 'bananas' has a lot of the letter A in it and we all know that A is the best letter because A is for Alex. YAY! 

So eat some bananas, wear some bananas and then go bananas! Thanks for reading! 

Thursday, 23 July 2015

The fix

My version of gang signs

Top: Smooch the Label | Skirt: Padini (Similar here) | Shoes: Vincci (Similar here) | Bag: Vintage Celine (Similar here)
Sunglasses: Coach (Similar here) Earrings: Old (Similar here) | Ring: Old (Similar here

BREAKING NEWS: My toe nail has healed.

Remember when I told you I had the super disgusting toe fungus of death? Well, I don't have it anymore so I would like to confirm that Fungus Fix works (YAY and PHEW cos that shizz is expensive). I know it's kind of hard to believe since I didn't show you a before pic and now here's a pic of a seemingly normal toe (can't say the same about the owner of said toe. Who in their right mind takes photos of their toes and puts it on the internet???), but just trust me. It works. Previously, the toe nail was discoloured and had a big yellowish-whitish-disgustingish blob on the nail bed. After applying the stuff to the nail bed (I would squeeze a drop where the nail meets the skin on the tip of the toe) consecutively for about 14 days, the fungus started going byebye... But how you might ask?

My toenail started breaking off at the bit where the fungus was, then the fresh unfungusy part continued to grow until it became the normal toenail you see here today. It's all very scientific and I shan't bore you with details but I was surprised because I thought it would just kill the fungus but I guess the nail itself was dead and had to go.

And now, some tips to prevent nail fungus so you won't have to go and spend $40++ on fungus fix.
  1. Be clean - wash your hands and feet regularly. 
  2. Stump those nails - keep them short and dry
  3. Deal with sweat - if you have sweaty feet, wear absorbent socks 
  4. Don't pick - as tempting as it is, stop picking at the dried skin around the nail bed.  
Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

So moist

Top: Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair (Similar here) | Skirt: Padini (Similar here) | Shoes: ASOS (Similar here) | Bag: Prada (Similar here)
Sunglasses: ASOS | Necklace: Twentyeight Lane (Similar here) | Chunky ring: Vincci (Similar here) | Ring: Vintage (Similar here)   

How would you categorise your skin? Oily? Dry? Combination? Explosive? Warring? My facial therapist used to always say that my skin is very dry. I'm not sure what she's seeing because I always thought it was kind of oily. Anyhoodle, dry skin is bad because it means wrinkles and wrinkles are bad because it means I'll look old and that's bad because I'm vain. I think you get the drift.

My friends JF and D introduced me to something awesome - Laneige's Water Sleeping Mask and since using it, my facial therapist has concluded that my skin is 'not so dry anymore' which I guess means it's working and I'm going to have youthful skin forever and ever or something.

As the name suggests, it's a mask that you wear to sleep. It's like a clear gel that you apply (I lightly apply it) and let it dry, kind of like a moisturiser I guess. But since the package says it's a mask, I'll just believe them. Since it dries clear, it doesn't stain your pillows or anything. I wash it off in the morning and I can actually feel the bounciness of my skin after so I do think it's legit. I don't use it nightly but rather 2 or 3 times a week alternating between my regular night cream and this.

Anyway, if you're looking to add yet another thing into your beauty routine, I recommend this!

Thanks for reading!