Although Halloween isn’t as big here in Australia, it is really one of my favourite times of the year. For me, it has a somewhat personal meaning to it – which involves the meeting of my best friends, but in general, it is really an excuse for everyone to enjoy dressing up in costumes (either sexy or scary or BOTH!), adult face painting and… ofcourse, just another excuse for ANOTHER PARTY :)
Last year, my girl friends and I dressed up as these.
I chose the Geisha look because I love the japanese culture! See: “chai-gyaru”.
I love that Geishas are so mysterious. Their white face, their red lips.. demure.. and sensual. Check out my beautiful girls on the sides of me.
This year, I decided to go with some face painting!! What better outfit is there than yourself?
Guess what I am?Meow.
I didn’t want to dress sexy, nor did I want to dress scary, so I chose.. cute (with a twist of the other two). There are so many halloween ideas out there, but here are mine.
I know it’s past halloween, but if you guys still want a tutorial on my makeup, leave me a comment below and I’ll make one :)
I decided to add a little twist to my face makeup so that I looked a little more realistic for my party. LensCircle had a range of crazy halloween contacts and I got these “Exclusive Yellow Cat circle lenses“. I haven’t got a good self-shot of the lenses, but here is what it looks like in flash photography!!
What a great way to twist up your halloween look! Check out the whole range of lenses at LensCircle here.
What was your halloween look?
I’d love to see, so post pictures up on my facebook page and show me!
Yesterday, it was Fiorr’s graduation! In case you’ve forgotten, or haven’t followed me for long, Fiorr is my sister. She has made guest posts on my blog and is also one of my partners in Skylar Fashion (along withRaine)!
I’m so proud of her because she just graduated from her law degree – and it’s her second degree!! Seriously thought she would be studying til she’s 30, but anyhow, she’s finally completed it now!
My family. Lots say I look like my dad, but it seems like I look like my mum here, and my sister looks like my dad! You tell me!
The typical graduation moment. *Throws grad hat in the air
Happy belated mothers day to all those mothers who read my blog!
I didn’t get to celebrate it much, only really ended up helping out at my dads restaurant for the weekend – which was sorta doing my parents a huge favour anyway!
This week’s a huge week for me at work. Seems like the market is picking itself up so we’re getting super busy! Speak again soon x
Usually, I’m intimidated by “branded”/”higher-end” salons. Christopher Hanna (CH).. just sounded as if they were going to charge me hundreds for a blow dry (obviously exaggerating a little… or alot)
I mean, I’ve been to so many salons in my lifetime. Infact, high and low end. Had my hair ruined, had my hair pampered.. but I’m still too scared to risk spending hundreds if they “may” destroy my hair.
Another problem with living in Australia is that it is very hard to find a salon who knows how to deal with asian hair!
Now.. to solve this problem, I usually try the salon with a blowdry first!
Last week, I was one of the lucky bloggers to be invited to CH Platinum (located on Oxford Street) for a meet and greet! The staff at CH immediately welcomed us with a glass of champagne and a quick introduction of their team!
To my surprise, everyone was super friendly and was not pushy at all! The best part about coming to a salon is when they actually make you feel welcome, instead of pushing products to your face and telling you “what you need” for your hair.
Here’s Sam genuinely talking to me about what services they offer at their salon. CH Platinum actually offers more than just for the hair! They do complete makeovers with botox, fraxel and more!
My hairdresser was just a beauty. She discussed with me the types of curls I wanted – which is rare because normally when I walk into a salon and ask for my hair curled, they curl it in their own way!!
As we, beauty gurus know, there are so many different ways your hair can be curled. Big dolly curls, waves, mermaid waves, victoria secret style.. the list goes on! So I was very pleased she went through my preference with me!
The result you ask?
Here! Take a look for yourself!
I asked for curls which would not make my face look bigger. It would frame my face and were soft enough to touch with the hand. I told her I was going to a CNY family dinner and would need to keep it rather conservative.
And this is what she came up with!
If you want a blowdry for a Friday Night or an event, it’s $35 and if you work in the city, you can go right after work or during your lunch break! (Who needs to eat lunch when they can look good instead??)
With the rest of the bloggers who also attended the CH event.
Now because I also know that you may be intimidated and fear wasting money at a new salon, I will share with you a website that was unknown to me!
CH actually have their very own online deals site!! And like I said earlier, because CH Platinum does not only offer hair services, the deals site offers cosmedical services too!! You can receive a full fraxel restore treatment for $799, or a full hair colour package for $140!
Now unfortunately, the deals are only valid on new customers!! But if you are new to CH, I definitely recommend trying it out!
Christopher Hanna is located in Sydney CBD (inside Ivy) or Paddington (Oxford Street). Mention “chaigyaru” when you visit and I’m sure they will take care of you!
I’m an extremely festive girl when it comes to special occasions and I tend to love having parties and dressing up for Christmas!! This year, we held a house party at my best friend’s apartment and had kris kringle (also known as secret santa) with my loved ones.
Jeanice gave me a photo frame filled with our memories and a jewellery tree! Thank you baby!
To complete our christmas party, we also ordered Laos dishes from one of my favourite laos restaurants called Laos Village in Fairfield. You guys have to try this place. It’s cheap & their dishes are mouth-wateringggg.
Pic of me right before heading to Christmas Dinner. I think my makeup & hair looks abit different because I had darker pink lips and had my hair tied up, but it’s definitely still the same night!!
It was also raining in Sydney on Christmas (hence the umbrella)
And ofcourse Christmas isn’t christmas without driving around scouting out the best lit-up houses. We drove to about 10 houses this year and found some of the best ones I’ve ever seen in my 24 years of life! :O
That’s it for my christmas. I hope you guys had a great christmas break and had a great getaway – if you went anywhere!
On December 13th – 15th, Gloss cosmetics invited nail artists from Iscreamnails (based in Melbourne) to come to their new Parramatta Flagship store and help girls do their nails for free!!!
(I hope you guys went after I tweeted about it ^O^)
The new GLOSS Flagship store – like all the other Gloss stores – is super bling and pink!! You can spot it straight away!! This is their second Parramatta store and is located right beside to Ice & Supre in Parramatta Westfields! Find all their other locations here.
LOL. There is a guy in this photo. That was unintentional.. but there were quite of few of them in the store! :D
The nail artists doing free nail art for the girls. I must say.. they were super quick at it!! Each girl took about 5 minutes each! The design below was done for the girl infront of me.
They even catered for these designs which looked super time consuming! I like the diamond one on the bottom left corner!!! *sings “we’re like diamonds in the sky”*
After getting your nails done, you can walk your nails through the manicam!!! This is a new concept Gloss is really excited about!!! It’s essentially like a catwalk but for your nails!!!
**Check it out!**
They were also giving out free fairy floss at the front of the store!!! What a way to attract girls. Girls and sweets and beauty!!
The best thing about Gloss is that they always have your big brands of cosmetics – Revlon, BYS, Maybelline, SugarBaby, Chi chi cosmetics, Model Co – just to name a few – for discounted prices!! There are usually quite a few shades of the products too – unlike some discount outlets!!
Unfortunately I couldn’t get my nails done that day because I had shellac, but I generally love Gloss!! My closest store is in Hurstville and I quite frequently bump into readers in that store!! (Funnily enough)
Anyhow, hope you guys have been having a good week – it’s almost Christmas.. and it’s almost 2013!!! I can’t believe it!
Here’s a quick camwhore shot of me (on a Monday, hence why I had a sad face) to keep you guys updated! I have a few reviews for you guys that I will hopefully be able to post before Christmas.. which I think will be very exciting to read!!!