August Bellabox! Very Much Overdue I Know >.<

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Hi Beauties! I know this post comes very much overdue, and to be honest.. I have yet to try the products in the bellabox this month since I’ve been trying all the other stuff I have so that I can … Continue reading

Rediscovered Love: Benefit’s Big Beautiful Eyes Contour Kit

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Hi Beauties! I have been lamenting my lack of a good concealer to hide those big red mosquito bite spots on my face for a few days as all my concealers were sheer coverage under-eye concealers. When I got pretty … Continue reading

Watson’s Members Sale Haul!

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Hey Beauties! I just went for the Watsons islandwide sale this week on the 22nd of August as they had up to 50% discounts storewide! I have never been to any of these events before, so I was rather excited … Continue reading

Pink and Whimsical Macbook: theme as possible giveaway? ;)

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Do you guys get those days where you look at your laptop screen and just think it’s plain boring? Well… for me it usually stems from a changing phase of things I like.. I used to like sophistication and clean … Continue reading

Drugstore Lip Products Haul! Revlon, Maybelline, L’Oreal!

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Hi beauties! I know it’s been ages since I’ve reviewed products, and I decided I better get started again as I have a ton of photos and products to review! So, I’m not usually a lip person as I find … Continue reading

July Hots & Humids (Hits&Misses)

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Hi beauties! At the beginning of the month, I posted my first ever monthly favourites video, but haven’t gotten around to posting the individual items on my blog! My skin revolted the entire July and beginning of August when I … Continue reading

It’s not just a book, it’s an inspiration~

Have you ever opened a storybook and suddenly feel like you’ve been immersed into another world? A world of fairytales, fantasies, mysteries and romance? I absolutely love reading, my mother read to me bedtime stories every single night when I was a little girl and I loved those moments just before she tucked me into bed where I was suddenly transported into another world. I love flipping the pages of books, or huddling up on a couch or my bed with a yummy drink on a rainy day and forget everything that is currently ongoing in my life. Just me and my book. I love how I feel like I’m in a bubble straight after finishing a heart wrenching story and I love being able to identify and share such a feeling of closeness with the protagonist that may not even be real. Yes, I am a dreamer, and though I know I have to face the real world once the book is over, those precious hours are food for my soul.

Hi everyone!

I am deeply sorry for my month long absence, I know nothing can really justify that, but I shall still attempt to explain my lack of posts recently, heh. I have been crazily traveling around Europe for the last month trying to see as many places before I return home to Singapore for my last year at University, and my laptop was damaged and it was really inconvenient to edit photos and whatnots without my own computer.

Even after coming back, it was a little hard to get back into the swing of blogging and videoing regularly simply because I haven’t been doing so for the past month. However, when I came across this book, “Between the Lines” by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer, I was immediately inspired to do a blog post and to revamp my entire blog. It even gave me ideas for a new room makeover!

So you may be wondering how on earth a book can inspire all that. Well.. to start off, I’m a sucker for packaging.. Yes, the book cover. With its shades of blue and white, I fell immediately in love with it and picked it up. I swear the picture does not do it justice! I will do a video with a review on this book soon so you can see just how pretty it is!

The second thing that made me fall in love with it was that the story was based on a girl who loved reading fairytales. I cannot stay away from such whimsical and fairytale-like things. It’s a complete recipe for obsession for me. Why it inspired me was simply because it reminded me that I loved my fairytales, I loved getting ideas for designing, and I loved sharing them. This was the first thing in a month that I was so extremely eager to share with everyone! So while I mull over redecorating my room, I shall first endeavour to revamp my blog design by a teeny bit, so.. I shall be working on that for the next few days since I’m not exactly a genius in web design hurhur…

Well, that’s all for this post, it was just something I wanted to share with you guys, and to tell you that I’M BACK IN ACTION and to thank all of those who still faithfully stuck by my blog and to those who sent me encouragements for continuing my blog, you have no idea how much it meant to me!

Look out for more reviews and posts coming up! I have quite a lot of posts in store for you guys so thank you once again, and I’ll see you guys soon again!

Love,

Sianne

Tutorial: Nina Dobrev Oscars 2012 inspired Eye Makeup!

One of the hottest stars in hollywood right now is no doubt the cast of Vampire Diaries. I’m sure I’m not alone in thinking that Nina Dobrev is absolutely gorgeous, rocking both the girl next door Elena look and sexy seductress Catherine look with flair and style.

Check out the video below for a step by step on how I recreated this look =)

For this look, I used the L’Oreal Hip Duo in Electrified as my main eyeshadow focus, unfortunately, you can only get these in the United States.. No matter! I have some Urban Decay shades in mind for these; The Naked 2 palette has two extremely similar shades, mix ‘Verve’ and ‘YDK’ as the metallic taupe colour and ‘Busted’ as the metallic plum colour!

Left to Right: UD Naked 2 Busted, UD Naked 2 Verve, L’Oreal Hip Duo Plum & Taupe

Left to Right: L’Oreal Hip Duo Taupe & Plum, UD Naked 2 mix of YDK and Verve, UD Naked 2 Busted

From the swatches above, you can tell that they aren’t exactly similar, but I would think it’s close enough! In the last swatch picture above, I mixed Verve with YDK to get a slightly more coppertoned taupe colour.

I think that the L’Oreal hip duos are amazing in quality and pigmentation! For a smokey eye, it’s probably my go-to eyeshadow set, and it’s extremely handy especially for when you’re travelling!

Especially for girls like me with hooded asian brown eyes, it’s the perfect colour complement to help elongate your eye shape to make it look oh-so-glamourous!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, do let me know if you liked it or know of any other dupes for the eyeshadows I used!

Have a lovely week ahead!

Ta for now! Love,

Sianne