Saturday, 27 May 2017

Summer Nails 2017

Summer is approaching and is time for a summer nail inspiration!


The sun is up and spring is going to be over soon, that means it's time to head to the beach and everything sailor, beach and sea theme is going to be everywhere. (Or already is everywhere)


Went back to Sarina to do my nails because I needed beautiful nails for my best friend Cassandra wedding~ Decided to go for the beach theme because summer is approaching and usually gelish can last till a month or more.



    


As usual, went for a pastel rainbow feel with beach theme stickers. Sarina had many different stickers to choose from and I was ecstatically going through everything!  Decided to go for some seashells and starfish with inspiring words. She also had many pastel glitter to choose from which you won't find in Singapore! 
In the end, the result was alluring with a matte finish. Truly the larmekei feel that I wanted. 

Up next is the recommendation or idea section! These pictures that I took from Instagram, is what I feel that will fit Larmekei for the summer theme this year! The trend this year is either soft pastel or striking colors. Both will give a different feel, but it fits the summer theme perfectly. Gems and jewels are also a big hit to give a crystal, shiny, glimmering feeling. 
*Point: Gold is a great to bring the colors together or to make it stand out~ 

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Monday, 22 May 2017

March and April Favorite Picks

Hey guys! Sorry for the lack of update last month, school just reopens and it has been a busy month. So I decided to combine the two months so that is easier and also I have more things to show!!

In my March and April favorite picks will include items from Korea, since I went there in mid April because of a friend's wedding! It was makeup heaven!! So this post will be mainly on makeup and all my makeup that I recommend for these two months.

Love Liner Color Collection 

Burgundy BrownPink Brown 





I always wanted to try a love liner color liner, but it was sold out last year when it was released for Christmas. I couldn't get my hands on it at all! However, they just release a whole line of color collection eyeliner for spring and summer and the colors are just to die for! 

Obviously I went for the pink one because I am not as daring to go for green or blue. The pink eyeliners is not baby or pastel-ish like eye shadow, but have a darker tone. Which gives a softer feel when applied. 

You can either use it as an eye shadow or a soft eyeliner feel like brown eyeliner. Using it as an eye shadow is a good idea because it is waterproof which made its long lasting. 





Love Liner Color Collection - ¥1,600 w/o tax each. 

SWEETS-SWEETS

Sparkling Eye Gloss Smoky Pink - 04  




A based cream eye shadow which is really good for setting makeup, for a base or just a normal eye shadow used. 
It dries really fast and is not as wet as some other product. It is also smooth and holds really well which makes it really easy to blend. 

My favorite point is that is comes in a lip gloss bottle which is really easy to use and carry around. Those that are in a jar is so hard to use once you are 50% in. 



Sparkling Eye Gloss - ¥900 w/o Tax 


Etude House 

Play 101 Stick - Pink and Purple 



After watching Pony's makeup video, I decided to buy this play 101 color correction stick to improve on my based makeup. Managed to get my hands on it when I was in Korea and I would say it was a good buy! 









This product which is meant to color correct some area of the skin to brighten up the face is used like the picture below. 

Pink - Asian people who usually have a lighter skin tone use pink for their dark eye circles. It can also brighten up the T zone area. 

Purple - Use to brighten up a dull area on the skin. Mainly used to against yellow undertones to brighten the skin up.  

This product is really useful not only on normal days, but when days your skin tends to flare up for no reason at all. When the cold season come and some time my skin just has mood swings, it is a really good tool to brighten my skin. 


Play 101 Stick - Retailling at 24 SGD / ₩12,000 

Etude House
 
Play Color Eyes - Cherry Blossom (2017 edition) 



First saw this on Instagram where they were promoting etude house new play color eyes pallet and it was for the spring season. One look at it and I know I had to get it. I always wanted their coffee series or ice cream series, however I never really got myself to buy it. Lucky for me, I manage to grab one when I was in Korea! 


Since pink never go out of style and is used in many seasons. I feel that this item is just so justified since I got so much more colors to play with. 

The eye shadows are really pigmented and are able to hold for more than 12 hours. One of the best point is that there is a mixture of matte and shimmer eye shadows. 




Play Color Eye - Cheery Blossom - Retailing at ₩22,000

3CE StyleNanda  

Pink Kabuki Brush 




Needed a Kabuki brush in Japan, so I decided to get it in Korea. I almost bought the Innisfree brush, but 3CE Caught my eye and I decided to get it from there. One reason : PINK! 
And it is really smooth that is comparable to Innisfree. The next reason is that it is much cheaper than Innisfree Kabuki brush. 

This brush is just perfect for putting loose / press powder for the finishing touches for my base makeup. 

Pink Kabuki Brush - Retailing at 11 SGD 

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Look Book for April (Spring)

Sorry guys! I went missing for so long due to school and a lot of things happening around! I have so many draft post that need to have finish touches before putting up.  

Time for April Look book!! It was really nice in April with beautiful weather and lovely Sakura that was blooming all over Kyoto. Perfect time to bring out all the bright pastel colours that was hiding in my closet. Even thought is spring, it is still quite cold and chilly as sometimes the temperature can be as low as 12 degrees. So some of them, I had to wear a jacket or something thicker, which is what I wore in the winter. 

My new semester began in the second week of April and I look forward to it by dressing as much as I can!  Sadly, some of the days, I was way too tired and forgot to take a photo of my outfit coords. 

Is already may and we are approaching the middle of the year already! Time is passing really fast and summer is approaching REALLY SOON! I am not a big fan of summer because I lived in Singapore my whole life before I come to Japan. And Singapore feels like Summer everyday! The horror! I just hope that this year summer won't hit the record high for temperature. 

FEMININE / SWEET   



Top: Earth Music and Ecology 
Skirt : Candy Rain 
Shoes : Jellybean shoes 



Top: F.int 
Skirt : Monlily
Sandals : 夢展望 
Spec : alook 




Top : Ank Rouge 
Skirt : Secret Magic 
Sandals : 夢展望 



Top : Earth Music and Ecology 
Skirt : Uniqlo 
Shoes : Jellybean 
Bag : Samantha Vega 
Spec : alook 


Dress: Monlily 
Top : Monlily 
Sandals : Mayla Classic 
Choker : Lattice Lessignesで販売中 



Top : Ank Rouge 
Skirt : Monlily 
Shoes : Jellybean 
Spec : aLook

For the love of floral 



Top : Liz Lisa 
OP : Liz Lisa 



Top : Ank Rouge 
Skirt : Offbrand from Thailand 
Spec : aLook
Shoes : Jellybean



Top : F.int 
Dress : H&M (Hong Kong) 


Casual 



Top : F.int 
OP : Liz Lisa 
Tights and Socks : Tutu Anna 
Shoes: Adidas NMD 




Top : Monlily 
Skirt : F.int 
Sandals : 夢展望  
Hairband : Lattice Lessignesで販売中 





Top : Bobon21 
Skirt : Offbrand 
Spec : aLook 
 Socks : Tutu Anna 
Shoes: Adidas NMD 



Top: F.int 
Skirt : Off brand 
Sandals : 夢展望  
Spec : aLook 

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Hoho Chimek


If you have ever been or heard of Simpang Bedok, one of the most popular place to eat is at Spize for their prata and late night food. However, the area is much more than that and there is a cozy little shop which is tucked in East Village at Bedok which is called Hoho Chimek. This Korean restaurant is something not to miss when you have craving for the typical army stew, chicken wings or ginseng soup. Now there are even more options in Simpang and is not just prata and Malay food anymore. 




This is about my third time here and they change the layout of the place and put up more decorations. With new sofa seats for groups, is the perfect place for a gathering. With Korean music or shows playing behind and a quiet ambiance because of the place itself. 

Is not hard to miss this place as is located next to the supermarket. 


So I got my usual craving of Korean chicken wings when I was back in Singapore and I ate 4 fingers the other day so I didn't want to stick with the usual. I also really want to eat Army stew, but the one in Bugis is usually for 2 or more people. So I decided to drop by here because they have single serving which is just enough for myself and won't make my wallet cry. 





As you can see from the Korean golden pot! This is a Small (single) serving size. They have small, Medium, Large. 
The army stew aka Budae-jigae is filled with ingredients like mushroom, spam, baked beans, noodles and sausages. With all these, I was already full before I can finish up everything.
The soup based is really flavorful and the longer it boils the better it becomes. 


Army Stew aka Budae-jigae - 15SGD 

Another item that is a must get is their chicken wings. Even my friends told me that is absolutely delicious! Since there is a choice to get it separately, I decided to get their chicken combo instead, so that I can get both spicy wings and soy garlic wings.  I love spicy food so naturally I loved the spicy wings, however their soy garlic was just as good which makes is hard to choose a favorite. 

Chicken Combo - 11.50SGD 

Another top seller from this place is the Korean ginseng chicken soup, which is recommended. Since I am not a big fan of ginseng, most comments are coming from Vincent. I did try a bit and it doesn't seem to be overpowering of bitterness and is quite refreshing. The chicken was really tender and it was easy to eat.  Vincent mentions that is the best one he had so far and he literally drink everything up. 

Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup aka Sam Gye Tang - 15 SGD 
After ordering all these, we were filled to the brim! We couldn't even go and buy churros because I was that full. One thing for sure is that I was satisfied and my Korean craving didn't come back till I was back in Kyoto. For sure I know I will be going back for more Korean food here when I am back in Singapore again. 

Note: If you are going there during peak hours, is best to call them as recently I found out that is getting really crowded. 




Hoho Chimek 

430 Upper Changi Road 
East Village #01-45 

Tel : 67021396 

Hours 
12:00 pm - 10:00pm
Closed on Tuesday