Singapore trip
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Singapore trip 20th-24th November 2014.

Hey guys! I was just going through the photos in my phone the other day and realised that I actually took quite a bunch of photos from my visit to Singapore with my aunt, uncle, and cousin. It's not a lot of photos, but it's a decent number to write a post about it, so here it is!

Eatery

Something I really miss from Singapore would be the KOI Cafe. If you know me well, you'd know I love my milk tea a lot, so much so that I had at least two cups of Chatime per week when I was studying for my exams. I was introduced to the KOI Cafe by my cousin's fiancée, and we decided to grab a drink as we were heading home. I noticed that KOI Cafe had much fewer choices compared to Chatime, so it was really easy to decide on the drink (you know how overwhelming it can be looking at Chatime's menu) -- I chose their Hazelnut Milk Tea with aloe vera as my topping (as an alternative to my usual coconut jelly topping that they didn't offer). The drink rose higher than my expectations because it was so rich in flavour that it took me by surprise. I would recommend this shop to anyone who loves their boba as much as I do.




I didn't get much footage of the food I had because I wasn't planning to write a post about my trip before. However, something that I enjoyed too much from Singapore was the prawns from the wet market near Boon Keng MRT station. I had an embarrassing amount of them but they were so so fresh and juicy. The pictures below are just from a meal at a food court (which if I remember carefully, was in a mall at Orchard Road).




Shopping

Marina Bay Sands

On the next day of our arrival, we headed to Marina Bay Sands. 


Ootd

Here, I bought this amazing candle from Bath and Body Works. The colour and scent sold me out and I knew I had to get it immediately. It makes my room smell like a candy shop when I burn it, which I can't complain, 'cause I love sweet scents.


Dhoby Ghaut mall

Couldn't help but do some skincare/make-up shopping 'cause that is my favourite kind of shopping. haha

Innisfree haul


note: please don't get the message that I wear falsies rofl. These were intended for a wedding dinner this January.

Orchard Road Selfies




One of my favourite discoveries was John Little. It was kind of like the Singapore version of Parkson, and it had a huge range of items. I was really happy to have unexpectedly found brands like Macadamia and I Love... Cosmetics that I've seen on Youtube before.





This smells incredibly good. I didn't realise that I was actually fond of coconut scents until this came along. To be honest, I would have thought it was cookie dough if there wasn't a label hahah

Etude House Singapore was really fascinating. It felt like I was back in Korea all over again because of its decoration. 






On the last day, we headed to Suntec City. 



Christmas themed bath bombs and bubble bars!


As for clothing, I bought two items. One of them is a hoodie in my favourite colour from Forever 21, and the other is a sheer cardigan from Factorie. 



Besides shopping and eating, I've had the most fun spending time with my cousins. We did facials and manicure at home and binged on F.R.I.E.N.D.S before eventually falling asleep. Another highlight of this trip would be meeting Mr. Buttons! 


Mr. Buttons eyeing on Monica and Phoebe 


Travel Essentials - Makeup (Glasses Friendly)
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Hey guys!

I've realised that it's been a while since I've last posted something make-up related (thanks to IGs), and so I thought what better way to spend a free Sunday night sharing about my makeup necessities that I carry along with me to the airport.

Just a quick update: I'm actually leaving to Eastern Europe this coming Saturday, hence the idea of this post. I'm totally hyped about the trip although it's going to be very cold - forecast temperatures are all in the negative range. But I can't complain, because I'll be able to experience a white Christmas again =^-^=

Before I begin, I thought I might just add that I only put on makeup after I land. It is so important to remove all of your makeup before boarding a plane (I would just recommend going to the airport bare faced to avoid all the hassle), and I wish someone told me that last December because I had to learn it the hard way. I was flying to Italy, and basically, I had some concealer on that I didn't remove. The consequence to this was flaky skin and break-outs. So take it from me and remove your makeup before you board if you don't want to be breaking out like a mofo when you land.



Stick Concealer 

My number 1 advice on travel make-up would be to skip out on foundations/BB creams, and just stick to concealer. Liquid foundations/BB creams and mineral foundations have a tendency to create a mess since they are relatively more difficult to control compared to concealers. It's a personal preference on deciding between stick and liquid concealers, but I feel that stick concealers do a better job at getting full coverage with the added benefit of not requiring a setting powder. This saves on space which is key when travelling. My choice of stick concealer is the Etude House Surprise Stick concealer in #01.



Winged Eyeliner

The easiest of form of distraction from tired eyes is undoubtedly having a winged eyeliner. Liquid/gel/pencil do the same job, but I feel that less mistakes are made when you use a pencil eyeliner. This is essential when you are in a tour group and only have about five minutes to spare in the bathroom. I use the Maybelline Eye Studio Shadow Liner, which I actually included in my Product Disappointments post. I still don't like it too much, but I'm obliged to finish this product off before buying a new eyeliner. The eyeliner I would recommend though, is Maybelline's Master Drama eyeliner. I have not tried it so I can't say anything, but it's one of KathleenLight's holy grail drugstore eyeliner, and I have a feeling that if it can live up to her expectations, it would totally do the same for me. 


Cream Blusher

It's entirely normal to have dull skin from travelling between time zones, so this is where cream blushers come in handy. Cream blushers are comparatively more subtle than powdered ones which is so advantageous because all you really is need is just a healthy glow after a long flight. The best thing about cream blushers, though, is that you don't have to carry a powder brush which once again saves on space. It is also so easy to apply- you just apply three dots on your cheekbones and rub it in. It literally takes me about five seconds to put this on. The cream blusher that I use is Kate Cream Cheek which I had received when I attended an event by Seventeen Magazine.



Defined brows

This should be of no surprise. Having defined brows makes the biggest difference because it frames your face. For travelling purposes, I would suggest getting a good brow pencil with a spoolie brush because it takes up so little space. However, I use a brow powder + wax, because I've finished my SilkyGirl brow pencil which I've talked about before. The brow powder + wax I currently use now is the Benefit Browzings which has been working very well. It gives me a more natural finish compared to a brow pencil, however, the only downside is that it is bulkier and I have to carry an angled brush along with it. I am in the shade Light, and I use my Mac 266 brush with it.



Bold lips

If you are more daring, lipsticks are a great way to brighten up your look. However, I've not stepped into that side of makeup yet, so I prefer my lip tints/tinted lip balms. My favourite lip tint is the Peri Pera Tint Water in #1 Cherry Juice. If my lips are chapped or dry after the flight, I would just slide on my favourite tinted lip balm by Etude House to hydrate it, and I'm good to go. 


Ok, so this is slightly terrifying because i feel really uncomfortable taking photos with my glasses on, but I can't hide anything because I never fly with my contacts, so taking my glasses off would be a lie. This is the final look: