Saturday, November 22, 2014

W Centro & Kerastasé


Good things got to be shared right? Hence, I'm sharing this new found salon I went to few weeks ago. Remember this post about the Kerastasé Discipline? After using it for a week, I found it simply fabulous. It worked on my damaged and unruly hair really well. I've previously permed, colored and took very little care of my hair. So I guess, naturally, it is not in its best shape. 

Bain Fluideaslite (Shampoo) - RM85
Fondant Fluidealiste (Conditioner) - RM95
Maskeratine (Mask) - RM136
Kératine Thermique (Leave-in Conditioner) - RM88
Since I love the home care from Kerastasé Discipline, I've decided to try out their treatment at a salon. I called up W Centro, made the appointment and the adventure began! I got there really late. It's a bad first impression for a hair stylist as they aren't too fond of lateness and delays. I was surprised that they were really nice to me even though i was late. I felt so bad and apologise profusely to my hair stylist, Celine Yap.

Entrance to W Centro (picture from Centro)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Love Faux Fur


Last weekend we went for a stroll at Jardin D'Acclimatation. It is a huge park and we only walked a small portion of the park. Apparently there's a zoo, Japanese garden, miniature golf and lots to do. I also got to know that the LV Foundation Museum just recently open their doors to the public in this garden. Maybe I shall make a point to visit soon =)

Top - Zara
Coat - Storets (other colors here)
Jeans - J Brand (available here)
Boots - Stuart Weitzman (similar here)
Also, I've taken up the challenge by Diane from DeeVine AnonymousHow Would You Wear / Fall Colors. I realise that when it comes to fall, the colors are mainly black, brown, grey, burgundy and  mostly on the darker side. Why not brighten it up a little with some pastel like this pink faux fur coat? It makes fall not as dull don't you think?


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Trocadéro


In Paris, it's all about walking. I noticed people here walk a lot and fast too! Maybe this is the trick for the French to stay so slim and in shape. Today I'm going to bring you along with me to Trocadéro, Eiffel Tower and River Seine.

Trocadéro
Top - Witchery (similar and on sale here)
Jacket - Club Monaco (similar and on sale here)
Jeans - 7 For All Mankind (available here)
Boots - Coach (available here)
Bracelet - Tiffany & Co. Atlas Collection

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Visit To Galeries La Fayette


After much rest, I recovered from my flu and fever. Woohoo! Couldn't be happier to be going out and about. We decided to decorate the house a little and make it warmer so, we went to Galeries La Fayette and did some shopping. I like Galeries La Fayette for the choices they have and it seems like I can find everything under one roof. For foreigners like me, I can get back the tax refund (VAT) in the mall itself. So that makes shopping real easy and I don't have to deal with the VAT at the airport. 

We did some early Christmas shopping as well. Was just trying to beat the Christmas crowd because it can get pretty horrendous. Oh, I am definitely feeling the Christmas mood over here =)

Galaries La Fayette


Monday, November 17, 2014

Weekend Fashion Cravings


It's a cold and rainy weekend in Paris (the picture above was taken when it was still sunny outside). I did went out a few times and discover places which I've never been to previously. I will share more about that next. Now that I'm home and seated beside the heater with my UGG boots, I feel so lazy and doesn't want to move away from my comfortable spot. Do you feel like that too on a rainy day? Or is it just me? Well, since I'm with my computer, might as well do some online shopping for fall season.

What's your current Fall's fashion craving?

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Oh-Oh..System Down

Bought some tulips to cheer up a gloomy day
Yup! My body system decided to shut down on me the day after I got to Paris. Guess second and third day was just basically sleeping a lot and staying home. Was down with slight fever and flu. I think my body wasn't ready for the immediate change of weather. Well, it's also a great opportunity for me to get over the jet lag.

Lucky me the area we're staying has a pharmacy right across the street. Went over to get some meds and vitamin C. Apart from that, we didn't do much but just rest at home. My wonderful and better half cooked and brought food to the table. Time to get my rest and system going again =)

How has your day been? Are you also adjusting to the colder weather as well?

Feeling so comfortable with my UGG boots and pyjamas

Friday, November 14, 2014

Kerastasé New Invention - Discipline

Kerastasé Discipline Range
When Kerastasé shared with me their new range of products called Discipline, I though it was a sign for me to do something with my hair. In the beauty area, hair has gotten the least attention. I dreaded washing my hair because it takes a lot of time to wash and blow-dry, but it looks great and full of volume after. That will only last for about 8 hours before it looses its volume and becomes greasy. Hence, you can see that my hair gets shorter every time I go to the salon, so it's easier to manage. Yet, my hair still takes a back seat every time when it comes to beauty routines. In actual fact, I think hair should be the priority because it can change a person's look immediately, especially after a good haircut or perm or color. Well, it is also every woman's dream to have beautiful, supple, fluid and perfectly smooth hair, don't you think? 

I have my fair share of perming and colouring and I think it's time to give it some TLC. Guess Kerastasé came at the right time and it was truly a blessing! If you ask Kerastasé how do you manage an unruly and frizzy hair? The answer would be... DISCIPLINE!


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A New Start


Bonjour Paris!! We arrived in the wee hour and it's cold! Maybe I'm still adjusting to the sudden change in weather. We got our luggage and caught a cab to our new temporary home. It took us almost 2 hours to arrive in Paris!! We spent like Euro86 (RM360/USD107) just on the blardy taxi ride due to a massive jam!! Next time, we'll take a train and metro to town instead.

What I thought was a bad start turned out to be pretty smooth after we arrived at our new home. Our home agent went through the inventories and we're just glad that this new place is very cozy and located in a great neighbourhood. Thank God this apartment has a tiny-ass, but functional elevator and we don't need to lug those bags up the stairs.

Mickey Sweater - Disneyland (similar here)
Jacket - Miu Miu (similar here)
Jeans - Current/Elliott (available here)
Loafers - Tod's Gommino (similar here)
Watch - Cartier

Monday, November 10, 2014

Temporary Home


That word MOVE doesn't sit too well with me. Move = Change and I'm not one that adapt to changes very quickly nor easily. This move is going to happen very soon and I'm kind of happy and not at the same time. Happy because we'll be experiencing something fresh and new. Sad because I'll be leaving my comfortable-daily-routine and warm weather behind! Boohoo!!

If you're wondering why the hell would someone leave what they know behind and going into something which is so uncertain? Well, I guess I was inspired by Carin from Paris In Four Months but on my bf's side, he's just a travelling gypsy and not able to stay in one place for a long time. In some way, I guess I wanted some thrill and a little adventure too =)

I don't think moving to a foreign land is an easy thing. There's some major decisions needed to be made. There's always a risk but I asked myself, is the risk worth it? Carin is adventurous and gave up everything she knows to move to Paris for four months and everything was history. She pen down her experiences in detail through her blog. Recently I came across a blogger name Margo with her blog Gluten Y'all and she wrote 9 Ways To Make Living Abroad A Reality. She introduced some ways for those who wish to be adventurous and would like to experience living abroad.

In my next post, I'll be talking about my experiences on moving and living abroad.



BE Creative Makeup


Have you heard of this brand called BE Creative Makeup? It's an Italian makeup brand now available exclusively at Muse by Watsons. I was there last week to try out the products and I'm amazed at the quality. For the price it's charging, it's worth every cent. Don't believe me? Try it for yourself! Give them a call and make an appointment for a makeover today.

Contact Number: +603 5624 1261
Location: Sunway Pyramid LG1.59

Also, they're having an Instagram competition right now. Get lucky and you could win yourself RM1000 worth of BE Creative Makeup products! Just follow the steps in the picture below and you're all set for the competition =)


Of course I didn't want to miss out either. This is the picture I submitted for the competition.

Love the #eyeliner from #becreativemakeup because it's easy to handle and the color - navy is perfect for day & night. You can get it from #musebywatsons =)

Friday, November 7, 2014

Fall's Hope


It's time to bring out the boots again. Not that I'm complaining as I've been waiting and hoping to get a taste of fall. Although I would pair this outfit with a jacket or coat if I'm in a colder place. Else I'll be freezing!

I bought this top from Witchery, an Australian clothing brand and totally loved it! The fabric's thick enough and doesn't wrinkle as easily and need no ironing after wash. That's the best part! =)

What's your current fall favorite?

Top - Witchery (similar here)
Skirt - Zara (similar here)
Boots - Zara (similar here)
Bag - Celine (available here)
Watch - Cartier

A New Muse


I was very privilege to be invited to visit Muse by Watsons when they re-opened after a store revamp. I find that the previous store was already very well-equipped with great brands but now, the configuration of the store was even better. Elegant is the only word I would described the store. 

I see a few additional makeup brands to Muse after the revamp. They added BE Creative Makeup, Bollywood and Victoria Jackson. These new brands displayed on the Makeup Studio area gave a huge impact to the store. It looked so welcoming and makes me feel like I want to try everything! 




Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Justin Yap Collections


Remember the post where I talked about Hermés Silk Ball? I wore this beautiful dress made by Justin Yap. In this post, I would like to share his story and beautiful designs. Sometimes I'm so caught up with all the international brands that I totally overlook my own country's treasure. In fact, I'm very proud of some local designers that made it big such as Jimmy Choo (yes, he is from Malaysia) and Zang Toi.

Fall Collection 2014
Justin Yap might not be as huge as Jimmy Choo, but he's definitely a raising star. His clean, understated and classic style shines a trend of its own. Silk is not an easy fabric to deal with, but he made it so perfect and beautiful. He love colors, which he played it well on his designs and made it exquisite. 7 years in the fashion industry and he's still going strong. There's one question I significantly remembered asking him, "Fashion is a tough industry, how did you survive after all these years?" He said "Know what you're good at and understand your customer. I focus more on couture and custom-made pieces. Quality is very important to me because when customers are happy, they will come back for more". 

So ladies, if you would like to look good, make an appointment with Justin and he'll know what to do. For more details, you can write to him at  info@justin-yap.com. For now, enjoy these pictures =)

Fall Collection 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014

Rarely


I bought this top from Zara and for the longest time, it was just hanging in the closet, waiting for the right moment to be worn. At first sight, I love the splash of colors and the fabric's weightless. Although, the open back can be quite challenging when out in the public. If I were to wear shoes with buckles or straps, I will need to kneel down to deal with them. When there's wind, I would need to keep both hands down so it will not fly way-up-high.

I guess it's quite a hassle for me to wear this top hence it's not my first pick if I'm in a hurry. Do you have items which you love at first and find it challenging to wear later?

Top - Zara
Jeans - Guess (similar here)
Bag - Celine (available here)
Pumps - Miu Miu (similar here)
Lipstick - Clinique Long Last Soft Matte

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Going Nude

Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick - Matte Suede
You're not clicking on my post in hoping to see me going nude are you? If you are, I guess you're on a different level altogether, but I definitely got your attention alright! =)

Today, I would like to share some tips on choosing and applying nude lip colors. My choices would be: 1) Go with total natural look OR 2) Emphasize on the eye areas and stay nude for the lips. I will show my looks through the pictures below. Which is your favorite and how would you wear a nude lipstick?

1) Total natural look

2) Emphasize on the eye area and stay nude for the lips
If you're planning for Christmas presents, I think Clinique's lipsticks make great gifts. Use this code - MAKEUP during check out with any purchase above RM50 and you'll receive a complimentary 2 piece gift (Lash Feathering Mascara 2ml + Take The Day Off Makeup Remover 30ml) together with your purchase. This code is valid till 9th November 2014. Don't miss out this great deal and happy Christmas shopping! =)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fall's Craving

Stuart Weitzman - Nutyra Lug Sole Boots
Lately I've been craving for fall pieces such as boots! My search came down to these 3 pieces. I'm kind of contemplating which one to get. What do you think?

Thakoon Addition - Eva Shearling Buckle Booties

Tory Burch - Broome Combat Boots


Monday, October 27, 2014

Pinky Promise


October is breast cancer awareness month. I decided to take part in Ralph Lauren's #ThePinkPromise and Reebonz Malaysia's #fightwithpink breast awareness campaigns. From October 1- 31 2014, for every photo posted on Instagram, Twitter and Ralphlauren.com/PinkPonyPromise with #PinkPonyPromise, The Pink Pony of The Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation will donate $10 to cancer-related causes. Plus, tag up to 5 friends and the Pink Pony Fund will donate an additional $1 each tag.


As for Reebonz, they'll donate RM2.50 for every Instagram submission. All I need to do is just snap and upload a selfie with something pink and tag @reebonzmy and hastag #FightWithPink.

I would like to stay healthy and to remind all the ladies to get a yearly body check. Prevention is the first step to staying healthy. So, have you done that already?

Top - Mood & Closet (similar here)
Shorts - Zara (similar here)
Bag - Prada
 Ballet Flats - Salvatore Ferragamo

Friday, October 24, 2014

Bright Skin? Yes, Indeed!


Thanks to Muse by Watson's event [post here], I got to know a brand called Indeed Laboratories. This brand might be unheard off and not as popular as department stores counter brands, but, it shall not be underestimated. I was given the opportunity to try 3 of their products and I must say, the results are impressive! The prices are way more affordable than many counter brands.

Let me share some of the products I've tried and tested for 2 weeks. I'll include a before an after picture too. Let me tell you, it wasn't an easy decision for me to take bear-naked-face and unedited pictures. Ultimately, that's the whole point Indeed Lab was created. Their mission is to create products that will give us flawless, instant and camera ready skin.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Monochromatic With A Touch Of Red


When I received this red lipstick from Clinique, I was staring at it for a few days and wondering what should I do with it to have it stand out by itself? Last Saturday it finally hit me! My boyfriend and I were going out for a date and thought I would wear something in black. I bought this dress from ASOS a while ago but hasn't had a chance to wear it yet. I put my dress on and looked at myself in the mirror. He saw my reflection and said "That dress would go well with a red lipstick" and that was a light bulb moment! Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick in Crimson it is!!


This lipstick is soft and velvety. The shea butter in it kept my lips moist. It worked well for me when I wear it out that night. I don't have to worry about reapplying after dinner. Even after wearing it for long hours, it doesn't feather or dry out. Totally love how it stays on and on. 

Do you know that Clinique Malaysia has their own website? It's never too late to know now. They deliver everywhere in Malaysia! From today till 9th November, if you purchase anything above RM50 with this code - MAKEUP during checkout, you'll receive a complimentary 2 piece gift (Lash Feathering Mascara 2ml + Take The Day Off Makeup Remover 30ml) together with your purchase. Don't miss out this opportunity. Have fun shopping! =)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Review - Chanel VS Burberry


As I was about to chuck this bottle of Chanel Mat Lumiere Foundation, I decided to take one last picture of it and share my two cents worth about these products. I've heard the rave about Burberry's makeup when it first launched. It got me curious and so when I was shopping at Nordstrom one day, I decided to purchase this Burberry Velvet Foundation and gave it a try.

There's pros and cons to both but it all depends on what I really need it for. So what's my verdict?

Chanel
Pros:
1. Full coverage and the liquid is thick.
2. Covers almost 70% of the imperfection even before applying concealer.
2. Long lasting - It can last me for the whole day without feeling all-caked-up. I have oily T-Zone and after 4 hours of application, it will get greasy. How greasy? Well, I can fry an egg if I use a pan to wipe my face.
3. Great holding power - It didn't remove my make-up at all even when I dab my greasy face with a tissue. That's how good this Chanel Foundation can hold the make up.
4. Great for studio and indoor photography type of make up.

Cons:
1. A little too thick for day make-up.
2. If you travel with this, the glass bottle might weight a little more.

Burberry
Pros:
1. Comparing to Chanel, this one is not as thick.
2. Velvety and matte texture. Glides on my skin really well.
3. Works great on combination skin.,
4. Great day-to-day foundation. It feels like your 2nd skin.
5. Oil-free
6. The bottle is made of plastic so it's really light. Great for travels.

Cons:
1. Not as hydrating for dry skin. Chanel's Foundation will be a better option.
2. Not as full coverage comparing to Chanel. Only covers about 50% of imperfections. I would still need concealer to cover imperfections eg, acne, dark circles and pigmentation.

*These are all based on my own opinion. Products are not sponsored.



Monday, October 20, 2014

Challenged - Mixed Prints


I've yet again accepted the challenge by Diane from DeeVine Anonyme. Previously she challenged me with wearing all white [post here]. This time she asked me to do mixed prints. Gosh...it was quite a challenge for me because I realised that I love prints but have always worn it separately and never together. 

Never try, never know right? I took up the challenge and here I am! Wearing a mixture of stripes and embroidered floral prints. These challenges are fun! Isn't it great how all of us are staying in different parts of the world yet we are still able to do things together? =) 


Top - Gap
Skirt - Banana Republic
Heels - Zara
Bag - Tod's
Watch - Tag Heuer
Bracelet - Thomas Sabo
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