Thursday, 23 October 2014

Mascara Galore | Urban Decay, MAC, Benefit, Maybelline etc.

I have always been afraid of putting on Mascara. Don't even ask why. OK, I confess, its due to the weird eye shape that I'm having which makes mascara smudges like crazy when my eyes are crinkled (due to over-smiling). And I hate smudges under my eyes. Makes me look unkempt and dirty. 

So, I tend to be on a hunt for the best mascara (waterproof version as they tend to smudge less) for my hooded eye lids. I too am always on the lookout for mascara that doesn't droop my eye lashes after just half a day's worth of application. 

Shame to say that these are not all of the mascaras that I've got in my collection and as you might already know or warned that the expiry date of mascaras are 3 months. Thus, I'm definitely charged guilty of hoarding mascaras. But I'll make sure that I toss them out once there is an odd smell or somehow dried up. So rest assure...

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Mascara, Lancome, MAC, Model Co, Urban Decay, Canonball, Maybelline, Volume Express, Benefit, They're Real, Review, Haul, Beauty, Makeup,
From left: Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes, MAC Loud Lash, Model Co Fat Lash Volumising Black Mascara, Urban Decay Canonball Mascara, Maybelline The Rocket Volume Express Mascara, Maybelline Hyper Curl Volume Express Waterproof Mascara and Benefit They're Real Mascara


Verdict?

Best Waterproof Mascara ~ Maybelline Hyper Curl Volume Express Waterproof Mascara
Best Smudge Proof Mascara ~ Maybelline Hyper Curl Volume Express Waterproof Mascara
Best Stay Up All Day Mascara ~ Urban Decay Canonball Mascara
Best Blackest Mascara ~ Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes
Best Wand Mascara ~ Maybelline Hyper Curl Volume Express Waterproof Mascara

Worst Smudge-y Mascara ~ MAC Loud Lash
Worst Droopy Mascara ~ Model Co Fat Lash Volumising Black Mascara
Worst Non-pigmented Mascara ~ Maybelline The Rocket Volume Express Mascara
Worst Wand Mascara ~ Maybelline The Rocket Volume Express Mascara and Model Co Fat Lash Volumising Black Mascara (they are so huge that I kept poking my eye balls with them)


Conclusion:
If you are on a budget, buy => Maybelline Hyper Curl Volume Express Waterproof Mascara
If you have the extra cash, buy => Urban Decay Canonball Mascara

Monday, 20 October 2014

Emerald Hotel | Rachada Bangkok

So I've always been on the move when it comes to work (consider me lucky, or not!?) and we stayed at the our company's designated hotel Emerald Hotel (with Corporate rate of course) which I'm quite a fan of actually.

And we got lucky during our last stay as we were upgraded to Deluxe Room instead of the normal Superior Room. Exciting time it was!!! Check the room out...

Emerald Hotel, Rachada, Bangkok, Review, Staycation, Business Trip, Work, Trip,

Emerald Hotel, Rachada, Bangkok, Review, Staycation, Business Trip, Work, Trip,

Emerald Hotel, Rachada, Bangkok, Review, Staycation, Business Trip, Work, Trip,

Emerald Hotel, Rachada, Bangkok, Review, Staycation, Business Trip, Work, Trip,

I love how bright, airy and cosy the room feels. It too felt much bigger than the Superior counterpart. The bed was gigantic and the room was well kept. I fell in love with it at first sight. 


Emerald Hotel, Rachada, Bangkok, Review, Staycation, Business Trip, Work, Trip,

Emerald Hotel, Rachada, Bangkok, Review, Staycation, Business Trip, Work, Trip,

Emerald Hotel, Rachada, Bangkok, Review, Staycation, Business Trip, Work, Trip,

Emerald Hotel, Rachada, Bangkok, Review, Staycation, Business Trip, Work, Trip,

If I ever got the chance to stay in Bangkok for leisure, I would most probably choose this exact same hotel as the amenities are great, breakfast is awesome, people are friendly and most importantly, I felt extremely comfortable with their spacious and exceptional room. 

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Lip Balms | Benefit Posie Balm & Dior Lip Glow

OK, there may seem to be repetitive product on the prowl (hint Dior) but I just feel that the Benefit and Dior lip balms are somewhat similar. Both are in sticks and offers a nice sheer colour.

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Look, even their packagings are cute!!


Lip Balm, Review, Haul, Benefit, Posie Balm, Dior, Lip Glow, Lips, Makeup, Beauty,
A close up of the Benefit Posie Balm. Honestly this product is a tad expensive in my opinion. With its sheer to nothing pigmentation, there are many cheaper alternative dupes on the high street which makes it more unfavourable. Although I would say that the winning factor of this lip balm is its beautiful rose gold packaging and its moisturising effect thus you can expect no tugging on the lips. But with a price point of S$29 a pop, I guess you are better off with something else more affordable.


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On the other hand, the Dior Lip Glow however is a completely different story. Not only does it brings colour to your lips but the colour changes with the temperature (or is it body chemistry) of your lips. I mean, how cool is that. I have did a review of it HERE so go check it out.

I just can't get enough of lip balms. I think they are wonderful saviours for dry chapped lips making it look fuller and juicier (ok, maybe I should use the word Plump but you get the drift). What's your current lip balm must-haves?

Monday, 13 October 2014

Typical Dinner for 1 Person | Dining Out on A Budget

If I'm alone and don't fancy something fancy (geddit ;p), I usually go to the food court (cue JEM food court) to have my dinner. I dislike hawker centre unless someone insist on going there, or I'll rather just sit my fat ass in the aircond-ize food court (although noticeably less tasty and more expensive). 

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And usually I'll order the combi above. There just something very addictive with crisp crunchy soy sauce steam veg with sautéed mushrooms,  soft fluffy crunchy lotus root steamed with pork, MSG laden soup and purple rice. I can literally have this every S.I.N.G.L.E day. Somehow I just felt much healthier when I'm consuming them. Weird right? I know... What's more is that this whole set only costs me $7.8. Score!!!

So...... **awkward silence**

I'll just end here **sheepishly walks away with you guys staring at my back**