If you haven’t heard, VDL Cosmetics is a trendy and fashion forward international cosmetic brand that is now making waves here in Singapore. The brand was founded in 2012 by The Colour Lab of LG Household & Healthcare in Korea and is known to provide an extensive range of innovative beauty products from make-up to body care at everyday prices! It’s great that it’s finally arrived here in Singapore! VDL invited me to do a makeover with them at their store in Bugis Junction and to get more familiar with their products! I thought I might share with you my amazing makeover experience and do a little giveaway of their global best selling item at the end of this —–> Read More
When I think of Chinese New Year, I think of copious amounts of one of my favourite foods (pineapple tarts), hong baos, lots of red and gold and also…cherry blossoms! My nails were a bit drab and I had no time to go get them done like everyone else seems to have had this year so I decided to do them myself tonight and try a new design! I was looking up Chinese New Year nail art and chanced upon a few good ones but I really like how simple and classic cherry blossoms can be! Here’s a tutorial on how to achieve this pretty design so you can show them off in the next couple of days!
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I woke up this morning and decided to do my nails. It’s Christmas Eve! I’ve seen so many people with these Christmas sweater nails and I fell in love with them at first sight. I could have gotten them done at a salon but who knows how much that would have cost me. So last night before dinner when I was waiting for Jacob to hurry up and park the car, I saw these babies at Guardian. They are the Model Own Nail Art Pens. I initially spotted them as stripers because I opened the cap and saw the thin brush but soon realised that they can be used as pens too. I’ve been looking high and low for these. I do own nail art brushes —–> Read More
Do you want to build a snowman? To be honest, I didn’t know I was going to like this movie this much. I really liked it. I watched it twice in two days. Yeah. I don’t want to give you any spoilers but it was so cute, funny, honest and just so cute and being the make-up artist in me, I couldn’t stop staring at Elsa’s hair and make-up! Gosh, those pink and purple lids with that windblown hair was absolutely gorgeous. It was so gorgeous that I woke up this morning wanting to do a make-up tutorial on it!
To recreate Elsa’s huge eyes, I had to create some dimension. After coating —–> Read More
Smokey eye make-up on Asian lids can be a little tricky. I’ve had tons of ladies telling me they’re hopeless at it and that they always end up looking like Kung Fu Panda’s sister or even worse, punched in the eye. Today I thought I’d do a make-up tutorial on how you can get smokey eye makeup for asian eyes. It’s really simple. The main idea is that you don’t go overboard and too high above the crease. Be subtle about it. Asian eyes tend to be a lot smaller so you want to add colour gradually and specifically.
For this tutorial, I’ll be using the Guerlain Ecrin 2 Couleurs Palette – in 04 Two Gossip! It’s such —–> Read More
There’s probably only one reason why I don’t like doing Gel nails. They’re hard to take off and until today, I though you’d always have to pay someone to take them off. Gel nail polish isn’t like ordinary nail polish. It usually lasts a month, uses UV light to set and regular nail polish won’t be able to get rid of it (when you want to of course). In Singapore, this whole thing sets you back 20 – 25 dollars and that already is more than half a regular manicure – and that’s just removing the gel nail polish! I got my gel nails done because I was doing them in Indonesia and a week later I had to host a video for a client —–> Read More
I’ve been sporting red lips like nobody’s business – just like or so it seems – the rest of the world. When I walk around Orchard road, I’m seeing more people with red lips than ever before so today, I decided to do my guide to getting those perfect red lips. I love red lips because they just stand out from the crowd. They’re able to make your entire look come alive and turn tired faces into energetic ones even though we might be faking it. For this post, I’ve chosen a few of my favourite tips and my favourite red lipsticks (with lip swatches too!) to show you.
If you ask any makeup artist or —–> Read More
It’s probably something that most of us forget but no make-up look is complete without perfect eye-brows! It’s so important because it frames your face and when done properly, can make you look skinnier, more symmetrical and just overall gorgeous. I’ve been absolutely a big fan of the new Benefit Gimmie Brow Brush-on fibre gel which is like an all in one. It defines your brows and actually comes in 2 shades, and because it’s a gel – it will keep your hairs in place too.
I also love how it’s so portable. It comes in this little tiny tube that I can bring on the go whenever my brows —–> Read More
When you’re first starting out with make-up, I know how hard it is to jump from using a make-up sponge to getting a brush to call your own. You’re not sure if you should but it looks like everyone around you has loads of make-up brushes and you’re not sure what the difference is between using a sponge vs a brush. Not to fret though, here’s my guide on the four ways I usually apply my foundation and the pros and cons of using sponges vs. brushes.
1. Streak and Blend
I know, you’re probably thinking – Roseanne, streaking? I thought you’re supposed to do the opposite of that! Well, you are except this time we’re —–> Read More
There are so many crazy make-up trends happening these days – from lip tattoos to furry and claw shaped nails! Ombre lips have been in for a while now and I just love how it looks like absolute art on the lips. They’re not something I would wear out on a daily basis, but it was a monday afternoon off so I decided to play with my lipsticks. The essence of an ombre lip is just playing with light and dark shades to create shadows or highlight. Blending is also key so that the colors just melt into one another! I decided to do three looks to show you today. The first is in of course my all time favourite color —–> Read More
I can’t believe the summer is already over and now we’re approaching fall and autumn. Here in Singapore, we might not be able to pack on our chilly weather clothes, but we sure can have fun changing our make-up. I’ve had a lot of requests lately on doing “one-brand” make-up tutorials. I can’t think of a brand that exudes fall and autumn more than Anna Sui. I love how all their products smell like rose and the packaging is always a plus!
For the make-up tutorial, I’ve decided to do a purple x orange mix. It’s a weird mix but it reminds me of the many colours Autumn —–> Read More
Here’s the scene. It’s 6 am in the morning and you have a hot date tonight after work. You’re not sure if the smokey eye you wanna wear for tonight is “work-appropriate” so you’re scrambling to gather your make-up in a bag so you can somehow transform your day look into more sultry make-up sure to impress your date. Do you take everything off after work and start over? Well Girls, I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to. Here’s how you can transform your day make-up into night look. Truth be told, I love make-up that has many uses and that’s probably why I love using eye-shadow palettes so much more than single shadows. Even better, one that has —–> Read More