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Monday, November 11, 2013

First Impression : Red Lipstick


Long time no see, I thought I had left this blog for like 3 months.

Oh mannnn, starting a new job and so I'm busy. ughhhhhh.

Anyway, today we are going to talk about my first impression for red lipstick.
I bought the red lipstick because I had a plan to visit Paris, yes Paris, you probably know that it is a kind of fashion city so I really need some makeup item that could express the fashion taste of mine.
Since fall arrives and sky is cloudy, having a vivid color on my lip will keep me outstanding from greyish atmosphere so that's the reason why I picked red lipstick.

I've never tried red lipstick before despite the fact that I have tan skin so I was afraid that red color will not suit me. I became more confident on the day that I went shopping for a coat. I put on the red coat and it appeared really nice on me so I thought lipstick should be good on me too.

I went home, looked up on internet and youtube about how to pick red lipstick until I had enough information. I went shopping again but this time just for red lipstick and lip liner. I bought lipstick from L'oreal Colour Riche in 350 British Red and lip liner from Wet n' Wild in 717 Berry Red and voila. I thought it appears fascinating on me.

 I'm impressed. Of course there is no way that red lipstick will give you innocent and cuties look yet it gives you elderly, hot and sexy look. It makes you look mysterious and appeal to the guys that make them can't stop looking at you. However, since it is vivid and sexy color, you gotta make sure that you have the right tone that suit you or you will look trashy instead of classy.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


Hi guys,

If you have a oily skin, put your hands up :D

I've been searching for awhile to find a pressed powder,
which is able to control my shine.
There are many brands of pressed powder claim that,
it can control your shine, but never worked for me.

Until now, I'm proud to introduce you, "RIMMEL STAY MATTE"
Oh my gosh, this product is amazing even it has some cons. ;p
Nobody's perfect, right? Actually, there are cons more than pros,
But comparing with the pros, this powder is still amazing.

Shall we start with Pros or Cons?

Let's start with cons,
Look at the lid, it is lighly twist lid. I'm not sure if this what you call in English.
But yay, if you keep it in your purse, it might loose somehow. :(
I mean it looses easily, say you can just pull it apart to open the product.
I keep it at home because I work from home ^^ Lucky me!!!
This product doesn't have applicator or puff.
You can imagine how inconvenience it is, if you grab it on the go with you.

Last, The product itself is light coverage. if you have pores or blemishes etc.,
you will need some base like primer, BB cream or foundation.

Time for pros,
The product claims that "Up to 5 hours natural shine control",
Good news, Yes, it does. I have a super oily skin.
It became shine (My T-zone) just like after 20 mins that I finished applying makeup.
With this product, it keep me staying matte for like 2.30 hous-ish.
and other parts of my face for like 4 hours-ish. I just used my blotting sheet
with no need to reapply the powder. See, how amazing it is. and it is drug store brand,
means it is cheap ^^ yay yay

I use the shade 004 SANDSTORM which blends very well to my skin.
I believe I can go for one lighter shade, if I want to look lighter.
Winter is coming soon, I don't know if my skin will get lighter,
If  so I might go back to store and grab the one shade lighter one.

Tips, I use it with some bases such as primer or BB cream
to make it become medium coverage.

Hope this is helpful for someone who is looking for shine control pressed powder.




Monday, August 5, 2013

Eyeshadow for the beginner

Hi.....pretty girls,

Welcome to makeup world.
Once you start, you will never stop.

Personally, for me one of the hard parts of makeup is eyeshadow.
A lot of colors in the markets, but how to choose the right one.
Additionally, you probably need some skill to know how to mix 
the colors to make they appear gorgeously on your eyes. 

They are a lot of style of eye makeup, but first thing first,
Today I will focus on how to choose the colors.
If you have never applied eyeshadow before or you just a beginner,
I will suggest you to start off with brown tone.
The brown tone is natural tone, you will not mess up.
Na matter how newbie you are, it will just appears naturally on your eyes.

Once you are familiar with brown, you can go for pink tone,
then the more you are familiar, the darker tone you can get.
After these steps, you can go for sort of fancy colors.

I will assort briefly like below;

1. Brown tone
2. Pink tone
3. Gray tone
4. Black tone
5. Green or Blue tone
6. Purple tone
7. Pastel tone.
Hope you enjoy and have a useful tip.
If you have tried or started off differently and it also gives you a well done result,
please let me know. I would love to know others tips too.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Review NYC Applelicious Glossy Lip Balm: 353 Pink Lady and 355 Applelicious Pink

Hi guys,

Today I'm gonna do a review of these lovely lip balm
" NYC Applelicious Glossy Lip Balm: 353 Pink Lady and 355 Applelicious Pink"

They have an apple scent like theirs name. Ahhhhh smell so good. I like it.
The texture of the lip is so smooth not too much greasy.
They aren't that long lasting. I mean if you just sip a water it is ok.
But once you have a meal or Japanese Ramen like me, It totally  disappeared.
Personally It is acceptable, they are lip balms not the lip stain.
You just have to keep it in your bag if you go out to reapply on your lips..

They have various color of this line; NYC Applelicious Glossy Lip Balm,
but as I looked around, most of them were like in Pink tone.
You can check out at the store nearby your house.
Perhaps you see more color tone.

Here are how they looked when they were on my lips.

353 Pink Lady; This one kinda gave me sheer color or I just have a dark lips, I'm not sure.
If you need something that gives you natural look then you can go for it.

  355 Applelicious Pink; I prefer this one than another one that I have because it give me more color to appear on my lips, giving me sweet also natural look. I think if you have a tan skin like mine you should give this color a try.

That's it, my review on NYC Applelicious Glossy Lip Balm: 353 Pink Lady and 355 Applelicious Pink, I hope it is helpful for you.

Summer is still around, don't forget to apply sunscreen. Take care.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Pork Spread Bites

Today I will be showing how to cook my favorite Thai snack.
You can have it in the afternoon tea break or when you have a party.

It is called Pork spread bites (ขนมปังหน้าหมูสับ)

Originally, this menu is done by deep fry but I'd rather have it healthy food,
so I decided to bake it instead of deep fry.

Are you ready? Let's go
Ingredients per 2 serving;
1. 5 breads ( I used whole wheat because I wanted it to be healthy.)
2. ground pork
3. 1 egg
4. soy sauce
5. oyster sauce
6. ground black pepper ( The Thai pepper is better, I just didn't have it in my kitchen)
7. sugar
8. chopped green onion
9. Dipping Sauce (Optional; Sweet and Sour or Sweet cucumber dipping sauce)

1. Cut eat bread into 4 pieces.

2. Mix ground pork with soy sauce, oyster sauce,
ground black pepper and sugar.

3. Beat the egg in a small bowl then brush the egg on one side of the bread.

4. Spread mixed ground pork over the bread.

5. Top coat the pork with egg again (optional)
I did it because I didn't want to throw away the egg. ;p


6. Align the breads.

7. Set the oven with the air blown function ( I don't know exactly what it is called.) and temperature as 325F and place the tray inside, bake about 15 to 20 minutes.

 8. Remove from the oven and enjoy your snack.

PS. I dipped with my sweet cucumber dipping sauce.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Watermelon Bread ; First Attempt.

Hello everyone,

Yesterday was my first time ever for baking a bread.
You know, walking to bakery shop is way easier,
but trying something new, it helps you with self esteem.
Blah blah blah, I don't want to lecture anybody here. hehe

So anyway, about last week I was on youtube and saw one video,
She showed how to make watermelon bread.
I will post her link at the end of this blog.
So I thought it was interesting. The bread look wonderful.
I decided to follow her recipe....

Proclaim : This is look a like watermelon bread not watermelon flavored bread.

So here we are, my briefly processing of baking bread.
(Once again, the full detail will be on her link at the end of this blog)

1. I started by mixing ingredients, divided the doughs into 3 pieces, added some food coloring to the doughs and raisins into the red one. 


 2. Cover the doughs with plastic wrap in a warm spot to rise until doubled in size. (I had to remove the red and green doughs to bigger bowl because it was about to explode my bowl. lol)

3. Wrapping time, first I started off with setting the red dough to be in a log shape, rolled out the white dough until it was large enough to cover the log, brushed some milk on the red log and the white piece then wrapped the white piece around the red log. Continued to the green dough, rolled out like the white one, brushed with some milk and wrap around until completely covered.

 4. Greased the loaf pan with butter spray.

5. Placed the completed log shape dough in the loaf pan and covered it loosely with plastic wrap, then placed it in some warm spot to rise until doubled in size. It took about an hour. Finally baked it.

6. Let it cool down completely.

7. Here we are, it is time to serve.

 >>>>> here is the link Watermelon Look-Alike Raisin Bread- with yoyomax12

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Compare Makeup Removal Cloths


Today I'm going to compare 2 makeup removal cloths brands.
I have tried makeup removal cloths for more than 2 brands,
but by that time I hadn't made any blog,hence no photos. :)

Makeup removal cloths is easy to use, convenience, and refresh your skin.
Say, you are somewhere not in your house or hotel with sink, 
or even you are home but lazy to use sort of liquid makeup remover.

Actually I prefer my Nivea milk cleanser but it is not available in the states,
Ironically I can't fine any kind of this stuff, so I have to look for cloths
which are various in the states, hmmm I miss Thailand so bad.
I will buy 4 or 5 bottles of the Nivea when I visit Thailand.

Anyway, today I'm going to compare "Simple"and "Olay"

The big different thing of theses two brands is the texture of the cloths.
The Simple one was so rough, sometimes I felt like it cut my facial skin (ugh awful),
while the Olay one was so soft, I liked the feeling when it touched my skin
like I was really pampering my facial skin.

Continue to the performance;

The Simple one knows its duty. Even though the texture was so rough,
it left you clean and refresh feeling on your face. 

The Olay one knows its duty as well but I didn't feel like it left me clean and refresh feeling
on my face as good as The Simple one because there were some oily left on my T-Zone
( I have super oily skin type)

What about my eye makeup?
As you can tell on the photos, I didn't use the cloths with my eyes. 
I used the eye makeup remover with cotton pad because the cotton pad is softer.
I need something that gently and kind to my eye area.

What will I repurchase?
Well I always clean my face with water and/or facial foam after using the cloths,
although it did a pretty good job but in the deep of my mind, I still need facial foam 
and water to let it goes deep in to my pore because I believe that the cloth will wipe off 
only what on outer skin and the facial foam on its own can't wash away all the make up 
I had put on my face. So with those reasons, I will repurchase The Olay one because 
it is more gentle to my skin than The rough Simple one.

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