Saturday, 24 November 2012

SHEENe Choco Duo Eyeshadow


I spotted these cute little choco duo eyeshadows in BHG last month. I supposed to purchase some matte lipsticks but ended buying these. This is a Thai Brand which promises great quality cosmetic products. Let us see if what they say is true.
Available: Sasa & BHG, SGD10.90 (approx. USD7.5, PHP381.00)

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Vampy Nail Art!

Are you an avid fan of anything that involves Vampires? I have been addicted to watch a lot of movies and tv series involving them.
This week, the last franchise of the Twilight series premiered all over the world. And it will be shown officially in our local theaters on November 19! eeeeeehh, I'm so excited! But before watching the movie, I'm going to paint these vampy inspired nails just to add more excitement! Follow these three easy steps to achieve a nasty cute looking nails.

Monday, 12 November 2012

A Day of Lighthearted Pleasure in Universal Studios Singapore with Family and Friends!



Outfit Details:
fedora and shoes: Cotton On
blazer: Tracyeinny
black top: Calvin Klein
shorts: Forever21
bangle: Diva
lipstick:MAC Force of Love

 Our company staff together with family and friends went to Universal Studios 
(my nth time and still enjoyed it) last Saturday and stayed at 
Movenpick Hotel-Sentosa (SGD243.00 per room of 2 c/o company) 
the night of the same day. We enjoyed and had fun the whole day! 
Here is a collage of photos:
Photographer: Edward

Useful Tips to Universal Studios Singapore

1. Ticket
Buy your tickets online especially when you are planning to go during peak season. The ticket is about SGD68.00-SGD74.00 for one-day admission. You can opt to add another SGD30.00/SGD50.00 (peak season) for an express ticket to avoid long queues in every ride. For group or company tours, there are lots of packages offered from different hotels and travel agencies.
For excursionists from other countries: The cheapest accommodation in Singapore are backpacker hostels/inns which ranges from SGD20.00-SGD25.00/night for a single bed in a 6 to 20-bed dormitory.

2. Preparations
  • charge your camera (you don't want to miss a single moment)
  • bring your hat/umbrella/rain coat just in case
  • bring extra shirt for the wet rides
  • bring extra money (food is approx. SGD17.00/meal) 
  • Bring empty bottle and fill at the water cooler for free. 1 small distilled water in USS will cost you SGD2.30/small bottle. 
  • eat and rest well 
  • don't forget your tickets!
3. The day: Enjoy the fancy rides and the cool shows!
Wear comfortable shoes because the rides involve walking  before going in. Get a studio guide from the counter and choose the nearest ride from the entrance first down to save your time.
  • cool extreme rides: the mummy, galactica, the transformers
  • wet rides and shows: jurassic park rapids adventure, waterworld
After a fun day, relax and sit at the sides of the street in Hollywood and wait for the parade of stars every 6:00pm in the evening (note: Singapore's Sunset is around 7-8:00pm). Rides closed at 7:00pm.

4. Fireworks Displays!
Check out the Fireworks displays at 9:00pm only every Friday/Saturday

DONE! 
I hope these tips will help you enjoy your adventure in Universal Studios! Flip over, Freak out on, just have fun and don't miss a single ride!!!

xx
MEL

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Monday, 5 November 2012

MY NEW MAC LIPSTICKS + EYESHADOW + MAC PRO AVAILABLE ONLINE

Here are some additions to my makeup collection. These are MAC products under permanent range so you don't have to worry. It's available in-store and online. Sometimes it's frustrating to go to a MAC store where some of the colors you really want to buy is not available, so, I am giving you an option of similar color. I hope this will help you decide on what to buy like me which budget is really a factor when buying cosmetics that are not cheap. I don't want to buy without checking and knowing and feeling the texture one by one for me not to regret. I make sure that every single cent  I spent with my cosmetic is worth it. Anyway, I am satisfied with what I bought because of the range of the color I chose. These are very pigmented and I always love MAC lipstick's vanilla scent (super yummy). Oh!I am not sure whether MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme is available in-store in Philippines so leave a comment below  if you bought this in-store in Philippines. And also, my friends told me that there are lots of people selling FAKE MAC products in Philippines and claiming it's from a Singapore MAC Factory. There is no such thing as Factory of MAC in Singapore neither they sell it like hotcakes. They don't even give discounts or promotions that much unless you are a MAC Pro artist or you get it from duty free stores. Fake products may harm you and it's a waste of money because you will not get the same quality, the texture, the smell, and color. Be very careful.




LIPSTICKS

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme Booyah!!!(US$18.00 for 3.6 g / 0.12 US oz)-this is a dark bright orange lipstick but not to the extent that it's neon. I thought that the color is similar to the MAC Chen's Limited Edition Force of Love that I bought before but Booyah!!! is darker, and very orange. MAC Morange is a lighter orange and very similar to MAC Good to Go. This has a creamy finish and applies without need of a top coat. I still have not tried to apply it once in 12 hours maybe because I am used to re-applying every 5-6 hours but it does stay long on my lips. Some bright lipsticks may look me old so I must be careful with bright lipsticks like this. I love that booyah compliments my skin tone but I opt to use this in cold days. I am not sure of the price on Philippine shelves so if you know the price, please leave a comment below.


MAC Full Fuchsia Lipstick (US$15.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a sheen bright fuchsia pink. It has an amplified creme finish. This is darker than MAC Show Orchid and similar color as MAC Impassioned. I find this perfect for my warm skin tone rather than the MAC Show Orchid which makes my skin a little bit darker. Usually the price of MAC cosmetics  in Asia is approx. 20-30% higher than in US and Canada. This is S$28.00 in Singapore and I believe it's about Php900.00 in Philippines.


MAC Viva Glam III (US$15.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a dark plum-brown matte finish lipstick but not as matte as other MAC matte lipstick that I have. This is a little bit creamy. I was torn between Viva Glam IV and this Viva Glam III. No regrets because I super duper love this  lipstick.  I love that it's matte and the color compliments my NC25-warm skin tone. What i loved most of Viva Glam range is that every cent of the selling price of VIVA GLAM Lipstick and Lipglass is donated to the MAC AIDS Fund to support men, women, and children living with HIV and AIDS. How good is that???I love to buy things which helps other people especially women and children.


EYE SHADOW

MAC Eye Shadow Matte Passionate-(US$15.00 for 1.5 g / 0.05 oz)-I supposed to purchase the brown script but I was absolutely attracted to this color. This is bright-pinky red with very good color pay-off as you can see in the photo below.

DO YOU HAVE THESE LIPSTICKS? HOW ABOUT THE EYE SHADOW?HOW DO YOU FIND IT? WILL YOU BUY THESE? PLEASE LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW!

ALL MAC PRO PRODUCTS AVAILABLE ONLINE
 
I am happy that MAC Pro products is already available to buy online. It started last October 18, 2012 (for US/Canada only) at MACCosmetics.com. You don't have to go to the nearest Pro store or calling a Pro store just to find out what products are available. You don’t also have to be a Pro member to purchase Pro products online. This is absolutely awesome!!!

xx

MEL