Monday, 26 September 2011

M.A.C Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

Every gal has a particular beauty aspect that she is obsessed about. In my case, it is powder and foundation. If I were to pick only one beauty product, it would be my powder no doubt. I tend to stay away from liquid foundations since I have oily skin. I tried it once and it didn't end well :( 

I was satisfied with my Maybeline Angelfit Two-Way Cake Foundation. But then one day, I discovered that the shade I chose somehow didn't match my skin tone any more! The only reasonable explanation that I managed to find was that I must have gotten fairer recently. Staying away from the sun surely played in part in that.

Naturally, I was horrified beyond measure. How was I going to head out with a foundation that made my face and neck look as if they were two separate entities? So I took the easy way out. I got myself a new powder foundation: M.A.C Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation. I got the NC25 shade.

It has a sleek black packaging which I adore. That's not all. This baby comes in two layers. The first layer is the powder and the second layer holds the sponge provided. I don't use the sponge though. I prefer using a brush to apply my powder.

Its description says:

A one-step application of foundation and powder. Gives skin a smooth, flawless, all-matte, full-coverage finish. Long-wearing: last up to eight hours.

My verdict? It is aptly described! This powder plus foundation is really long-lasting. I put it on early in the morning for class, return home at around 6pm and it's still there. It also does not crease on my oil skin. A great plus point! It applies on smoothly and gives a satisfying matte finish, as claimed by M.A.C. More importantly, it doesn't break me out. 

What more could I ask for?

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Noodle Cravings

I was looking through some pictures of mine when I saw this:

Instantly, my stomach gave an almighty rumble. Just looking at it makes my mouth water! I'm a noodles person all the way. I love noodles more than rice in fact :) 

Okay, back to this bowl of yummy goodness. I ate it in a shop called Face to Face Noodle House.  If I'm not wrong, it is called House Specialty Hot and Spicy Pan Mee. It is priced at RM5.60. 

Basically, you'll get a bowl of noodles as shown in the picture above and you can mix in other ingredients such as dried chili and sambal. The combination is absolutely smashing! Needless to say, I gobbled it down with much relish.

I went to this shop when I was in my previous university. In my current location, I have yet to find another Face to Face Noodle House outlet :( 

So the search for my perfect bowl of noodles continues...

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Graduation Day

9/9/2011 will stay in my heart forever.

It was my graduation day. My parents and wacky relatives attended my convocation. Their presence made this special day all the more meaningful. The more the merrier indeed!

I experienced so many emotions on this day - happiness, pride, satisfaction. But the ultimate fulfillment was seeing my parents' and relatives' big smiles. They are really proud of me and knowing that makes all my effort worthwhile!

I received my Bachelor Degree's scroll from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. Yours truly nearly had a coronary when I realized that he was the guest of honour! I didn't know that he was attending the convocation. 

All in all, my graduation day was exciting, chaotic and nerve-wrecking.

It was, in other words, perfect

Monday, 5 September 2011

Song of the Moment - Iridescent

After watching Transformers: Dark of the Moon (love Bumblebee by the way), I couldn't help but be captivated by its theme song which was sung by Linkin Park. Yes people, I'm talking about Iridescent

I have always been fascinated by Chester's ability to scream as he sings. He does it so well! No doubt he is one talented guy. Mike Shinoda is awesome too :)

I'm not as crazy about them as I was before. But I do still listen to some of their songs. I particularly liked their song New Divide which was the soundtrack for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. 

In Iridescent, however, there's not much screaming involved. Instead, it is soothing and really quite wonderful. The music video is eerily fabulous as well. Joe Hahn did a fantastic job of directing this music video :)

Here's a picture of Mike Shinoda on the set of their Iridescent video:

He looks so freaking cool, no?

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Tibi dress: Blake vs Taylor

I was browsing through a celebrity website when I saw this picture of Blake Lively and Taylor Swift.

Both Blake and Taylor wore similar Tibi dresses. Needless to say, they both look smashing in their prim, embroidered cap-sleeve frocks. Blake's dress is more of a cornflower blue while Taylor's dress is teal.

Blake went for a more sexy style. She paired the dress with fabulous Charlotte Olympia leopard pumps. Nothing adds more "oomph" than leopard prints! 

Taylor, on the other hand, was the epitome of sweet. She added a slim, metalic belt around her waist and wore muted heels accented with a bow.

Personally, I prefer Taylor's choice of style over Blake's. But one thing is for sure - The frocks complement their blue eyes and blond hair so well!