Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Testing my patience

Dress: Shein | Shoes: Pedder Red (Similar here) | Bag: OG (Similar here)
Sunglasses: Vans | Earrings: Vintage (Similar here) | Ring: Vintage (Similar here

I like this dress because it reminds me of this: 
Pic from wikipedia
Did you know that this is called a 'Test Card'??? I didn't. I wonder if this still pops up when there's no TV service. I feel like I should print these out and hold them up when I'm in the office and people are badgering me for things. I'll be all, 'sorry, no service, please try again later' and then try to hypnotise them with the pattern. 'You will bring me a coffee and a bagel and then leave me alone... and you are also getting sleeeeeeeepy.'

It's been a looooong two weeks. Not only have I not been actually watching any TV, I've also been working like a maniac. Anyway, what I really wanted to say is.... Look into the test card... You are getting sleepy... Give me all your money....Meh. It was worth a shot.

Thanks for reading! 

Monday, 14 September 2015


Shirt: Chicnova | Pants: Calvin Klein (Similar here) | Shoes: ASOS (Similar here) | Bag: Mango (Similar here)
Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Earrings: Old (Similar here) | Ring: Gift from Nic (Similar here

I think I've mentioned close to a bajillion times how busy I've been of late hence the lack of regular posting, but I would like to mention it once again because I think my extreme busyness has become my super power. The ability to be really busy and frazzled and turn looking a mess into an Olympic sport. 

Which got me thinking... About super powers. Because duh. That's way more fun than thinking about work. 

If I were to ask you what super power you wish you had, what would you say? Ability to fly? Teleport? Read minds? Suuuuure all that is great, but what if you weren't allowed to have a cool super power? Which of the following would you choose if you were granted one mediocre power? 

Introducing... The world's most mediocre hero!

Captain Buzzkill
Power: Able to sense and destroy mosquitoes in a 1km radius by uttering the word 'Zapzappow!'
Weakness: Extreme negativity which is literally a killer of people's buzzes. Also, Zapzappow does not work on other insects. 

Pic from here
The cube
Power: Able to refreeze melted cubes of ice that you put in your drinks. 
Weakness: Cannot freeze anything larger than a standard small ice cube, and anything other than water. Is kind of a b*tch to people.  
Pic from here
Super Aid
Power: Can sense when someone has a paper cut or a blister, and appears to provide a band aid. Unlimited band aids!
Weakness: Cannot heal. Band aids not water resistant. Is rather nosy.
Pic from here

The songbird
Power: Able to recall any song and singer which is especially useful when you're sitting around in a group and someone's like "omg what is the name of that song, it's driving me crazy, what is the name of that song!?!"
Weakness: Tone deaf.
Pic from here
Miss Penny
Power: You know when you're out and you want to buy a drink and it's $2.40 and you have $2.30? Never fear, Miss Penny is here! She's always got that extra couple of cents whenever you need. 
Weakness: She can't do international currency so she's useless on vacations. 
Pic from here
So, who do you pick?

Aight back to thinking about work! Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Ain't no mountain high enough



Dress: Shein | Shoes: Velvet (Similar here) | Bag: Gracious Aires (Similar here)
Earrings: Gift (Similar here) | Ring: Jessica Buurman

I really hope you sang the title of this post when you read it. Sister Act was the bomb. I guess I'm suddenly thinking about mountains because my dress has a mountain printed on it but more importantly, because I just purchased my first pair of trekking shoes!

Sweet-ass new pair of shoes
Come late September, I'll be running around the Dolomites in my sweet-ass new Columbia hiking shoes. If you recall, I went to Yosemite last year and went hiking up a pretty awesome trail. I did so in my Nike track shoes but after the two days of intense walking, my shoes pretty much gave up on me (not that my Nikes weren't good, they had already been through a lot of my stinky feet action over the course of 3 years).

I didn't want to put my cool new Nike flyknits through the same ordeal since I still like to jog in them, so I bought these new shoes. They're not exactly very pretty but they feel really sturdy and supportive. I'm not sure why they don't make chio-er hiking shoes (LIGHTBULB! Business idea!!) but these are not too ugly right?

Anyway, the boo was buying a new pair of soccer boots at Queensway Shopping Centre so I tagged along and I ended up buying these for what I think was a steal - $110. The retail assistant told me that I need to break them in so I guess I'm gonna be stomping around for awhile. I wonder if I could get away wearing them in the office. Hmmmmm.

Anyway, even a noob hiking enthusiast knows that good shoes make a huge difference so I thought I'd share what I know so far. Also good for your consideration if your budget is even tighter are these shoes that Nic recommended. She says they are cheap and good, as are many of the other shoes on the site, apparently. Now I'm kind of wishing I hadn't bought mine on a whim because man these Quechas are cheap!!! Plus I trust Nic's expertise in shoes because she is really a pro in comfortable footwear and doing actual research before making a purchase.

Oh well. Thanks for reading!

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Lash out

Top: Romwe | Skirt: Sheinside | Shoes: New Look (Similar here) | Bag: FCUK (Similar here)
Ring and earrings: V&A (Similar here and here) | Sunglasses: Far East Plaza (Similar here)
My beautiful cousin Nom has the most enviable lashes. They're long, thick and curl up making his already decently larger eyes look even larger. I am SO JEALOUS.

He'd probably fly back to Singapore to kick my butt if I posted the full photo so I cropped it but you can clearly see those glorious lashes (sans mascara but helped by eyeliner).

In order to make my slitty eyes look larger, sometimes I'll bust out the falsies. The results are inconsistent at best, because I am really crap at applying them on myself. But after several attempts, many failed, I think I've learned a thing or two so I might as well share it to help the rest of the eyelash-challenged individuals.

The tools

Because I such at it, I have to use tools to apply falsies. I got this plastic lash... errrr... Let's call it a 'kiaper' from Starlash. It's quite easy to use but one of my gripes is that it is a bit too curved. My lash line isn't so oval shaped when I close my eyes so I kind of have to apply my lashes in sections rather than just place it on in one swift move.

I use the metal thing, actually also a kiaper, but I use the bit with the pink silicon to press down on the lash. You can also do this with your fingers but I just don't because I'm used to using extra tools. I suppose I just like to make my life more difficult and spend more money than necessary. 

The falsies

I first got the Diamond lash one and I thought I wanted something natural so I got a brown shade. This was a disaster because it actually looks really unnatural against my black lashes. I like that it's not too long so I don't need to go through the extra step of cutting it but that's about it.

I haven't tried any other brands because I got a recommendation from Nic who basically knows everything about makeup and beauty products. She recommended these hand made ones from Taiwan and so far so good, they have SO many types (different lengths, different fullness, criss-cross, straight, lined, unlined, etc). I buy mine from People's Park, I think it's about $6 a box. Because I'm not very terribly adventurous, I got the really basic not too long or fluffy kind so they look really natural but I don't know, if I want drama for evening I probably have to double them up which means 4 times of potential disaster.

The glue
I've been on the hunt for the perfect glue because I'm already such a mess. Glue near the eye is... Not fun.

I started my falsies journey with Duo but I find that because of the squeezy bottle style, I can't control the amount of glue that comes out and sometimes it'll be a huge glob of glue and that's wasteful and messy. The glue dries clear so that's not too shabby but I don't feel like the lashes stay put for very long. I'd rate it a 6/10. 

I got this in white (which dries clear) first and I liked it, the applicator wand style means I can control the amount of glue that goes on the lash. I then bought the black since I thought I could handle it. This was a mistake because I am not 100% able to stick the lashes great the first time round so this leaves black stains all around my eye which is a pain to clean off. This is my fault, rather than the glue's, so I'm not judging it based on that. Just a word of warning I guess. The thing I don't like about this glue is that when you remove the lashes, some of the glue ultimately remains along the lash line. Which makes you end up looking like you're got eye-poop. I guess this means the glue sticks really well but it's such a mess to clean up and I end up having to mad scrub my lids and pick at them. I give this a 7/10 rating.

Nic bought this for me from Japan and I really really really liked it the first time I used it (partly due to the fact that I was able to apply the lashes well the first time round that day). The squeezy bottle thing still means that I can't totally control the amount of glue that comes out every single time. Maybe I'm just defective. However, this glue has great sticking power. I wore it for several hours and my lashes didn't budge at all. One bad thing is that it doesn't dry clear so if you apply too much glue, you'll have white globs around your lash line. But for all it's stickiness, when I remove it, it doesn't leave any glue behind. I would rate this 7/10.

So that brings me to the end of the sharing session. I hope you learned a lot. Please do let me know if you've got better stuff to introduce to me! I'm always happy to get recommendations.

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

I had a dream

Dress worn as top: Shein | Skirt: ASOS (Similar here) | Shoes: Shein
Bag: Chicnova | Ring: Twentyeight Lane | Sunglasses: Karen Walker 

Holy crapballs. I am tired. I've been having all kinds of dreams lately (I think this is because my brain is supercharged during the day with the buttloads of work I'm doing).

Some snippets of my dreams of late....

I dreamt that I was babysitting someone else's baby. And it pooped. So I had to clean its butt. That's about as exciting as it gets.

I dreamt that the boo and I were leads in a play and our characters had to get married in the play, so we hired a real justice of peace and we got married onstage for reals. Then I texted my besties to tell them, 'hey so I'm married now.' What kinds of besties don't even come and watch me perform??

And before you think I've got wedding and babies on my mind...

I also dreamt that I was being attacked by a Terminator-like robot woman who I kept shooting at but she wouldn't freaking die. I was literally being held onto by her and I was shooting her in the face and she didn't even flinch. I woke up just as she was going to totally murder me. So yeah.

I'm not sure what all this really means and I'm way too lazy to go analyse my dreams but I think it probably means that I need a raise.

Thanks for reading!