29/52: short staycation!

And so we are off to a bonding session at sentosa followed by a one night stay at Capella. The mountain tortoise me have never been to Capella and I heard it’s very expensive. But thanks to the bosses, we get to stay there without spending a single cent.

It has been three months since my last trip (to Bali) and I definitely welcome this (very) short staycation.

Here are some photos of the nice and expensive hotel and the breakfast that we had on checkout day.
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28/52: 40 Makeup Questions TAG!

my week has been quite boring and so instead of the usual what happened over the past week, i decided to do this 40 makeup questions tag which i read on anyhowonly which, although i have been following quite a while but recently, i seem to have fallen head over heels with.  i like that she not only blogs about beauty stuff but also topics like the recent “Regrets” and “Office Etiquette” which i enjoyed reading over and over again.  do drop by her blog!

ok, let me take a deep breathe before answering the 40 makeup questions.

1. how many times do you wash your face daily?
twice.  once when i wake up every morning and once before i go to bed.

2. what skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)
combination. recently, there are dry patches on my cheek and nose and i had a good time peeling the skin off.

3. what is your current facial wash?
clarins gentle facial cleanser

4. do you exfoliate?
yes, every other day.

5. what brand do you use?
i use a mixture of products such as clarins, origins, bioderma, cliqniue for face. for body, i am into soap and glory.

6. what moisturizer do you use?
i am currently using origins energy boosting moisturizer

7. do you have freckles?
there are more on my left side of the face which i have no clue why and some on the cheeks.

8. do you use eye cream?
of cos. that explains why i have few lines even at my age.

9. do you or did you have acne prone skin?
not really, but i get those irritating black heads.

10. did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
never.

11. what foundation do you use?
i have 3. the lancome teint miracle, shisedo radiant lifting foundation and shu uemura face architect smooth fit fluid foundation.

12. how about concealer?
the amazing concealer.

13. do you know your undertone color?
i think i am warm.

14. what do you think of fake eyelashes?
they look fake. wore them during my wedding and i hated them.

15. did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
i dont own one.

16. what brand of mascara do you use?
not applicable.

17. sephora or mac?
mac.

18. do you have a MAC Pro-card?
i am not that pro.

19. what makeup tools do you use in make up application?
face brushes and spooly for the brows.

20. do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
yes. i have very oily lids.

21. for the face?
yes cos i have oily t-zone.

22. what is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
not using any eyeshadow recently.

23. do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
none. i did a semi permanent eyeliner at browhaus few years ago and it lasted me till now.

24. how often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
not applicable.

25. what do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
no idea.  i don’t use them.

26. do you use mineral makeup?
never tried them.

27. what is your favorite lipstick?
i like clinque’s chubby stick super strawberry gifted by a dear friend.

28. how about lipgloss?
never like them but i bought a few and gave all away.

29. what is your favorite blush to use?
mac’s dainty – oh i think its a mineralised product.

30. do you buy your makeup on ebay?
never.

31. Do you like drugstore makeup?
of cos. but prefer high end ones over drugstore.

32. do you go to CCO’s? (cosmetic company outlets)
i dont think we have that in singapore. do we?

33. did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
always. but i picked my makeup skills from youtube.

34. are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
nope but i am just not as skillful as i wish i am.

35. name a makeup crime that you hate?
bought without even testing them out.

36. do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
prefer neutral ones. i dislike the attention of colorful ones becos of the unnecessary attention and comments

37. which celebrity always has great make up?
cate blanchett

38. if you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use?
bb cream

39. could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
yes but only if i will be in my hood.

40. do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
yes but i prefer to put a base on. i think its a habit.

41. in your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
that’s a tough one. maybe chanel cos i love their packaging.

42. What do you think of Makeup??
it brings color to your face!

27/52: Pfffft!

Thursday
Train door opened and I saw a bag pack lying in the middle of the doorway. I am always sensitive to the environment and is quick to realize that something is not right. This bag belonged to a boy who is a bit slow in the head. Seconds later, he sat himself next to the bag. And started to make some hand gestures and also tried to lie his head against a lady’s thigh. The lady moved away and he dint make any further movements. Then, the boy started slapping onto the glass panel and a 40yo plus woman who was seated at the priority thought that he was calling her and when he did not response to her are you ok questions and pokes (yes, she used her finger to poke him. Thrice). After like 2 minutes later, she finally realised that he is just slow in the head. The next moment, I heard a camera snap sound (and so did the boy) and he tried to grab her phone. The woman mumbled anxiously that she wasn’t taking photo of him and moved her phone away from him. Luckily for her, the boy did not pursue and things went back to normal with him still seated on the floor.

I was upset with the woman. What was she thinking of doing with the photo that she took? Just leave the boy alone. Pfffft.

23-26/52: June, you sucked.

the celine incident
i had my eyes on celine trio crossbody bag for a long time. Few weeks ago, #mybagcouture from instagram posted this bag for a lady was asking for SGD900. the retail price for this bag is SGD1550 (i think) and i emailed the lady asking if she could reduce the price further to SGD650. she replied me that she had a few offer and will let me know if she will sell it to me. 2 days later, she emailed me telling me her best offer was SGD510 and asked if i could offer higher. i offered her the same and surprisingly she was agreeable to it as she was having some payment problem with the other buyer.

she told me to let her know once i made the payment. as the seller is situated in australia, i made a payment via paypal on 6 june (fri) in the morning. i dint hear from her till late evening and said she will send out the next business day. I waited till 9 june (mon) and asked if she has sent out the bag but she dint reply after many hours later and told me that it was long weekend in australia and she can only sent out the next day.

the following day, she sent me an email to ask me why the funds are not in her account and if I know the reason why. Of cos i had no idea right lady?? after some investigation, she then said that the funds would only be transferred into her account 21 days later. and becos she needed the money immediately, she changed her mind in selling the bag to me and will be selling the bag locally i.e. in australia.

to cut the story short, i told her to refund back my money which she did after a week with my help (i had to call paypal to explain what happened) since she was just not doing enough to return my money fast enough. so that’s my sad celine story. whenever, i see that bag, it just reminded me of this incident. so maybe i am not fated to own it.

oh ya, that was the most ‘interesting’ part of my life in June 2014.

22/52: a walk down sungei road to mayo road

If you are a Singaporean, you would know that traffic at the little India is bad especially in the weekends. We had a birthday celebration on Saturday at a little restaurant called Morsels which is located near Little India. As usual, Al wanted to go earlier so as to avoid traffic and we reached there two hours before dinner time. Since we had two hours to kill, Al bought me to the thief market at Sungei Road and it was an eye opener. The market is full of things that are either unwanted, old, used and even spoilt items such as electrical appliances, shoes, clothes, handphone chargers etc etc etc. In the past, I heard that if you lose your things such as bicycles, it is likely that you can find them at the market but you would have to pay to get it back. HAHA.
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Then we went to song cho which is around the area where I found the perfect dish drainer for our kitchen. The price although high is justifiable cos of the high quality of metal used. My parents use this brand and I don’t see any rust on it at all. So when the stocks arrived, I will send my man down to lug it back home.

We slowly walked our way to the restaurant. It was quite a distance from where we were but we managed to find it. I liked that the restaurant is kids friendly but we may be a bit too rowdy for the other patrons. The food menu that the owner designed for us was interesting but we may have ordered a tad too much cos in the end we have to takeaway.
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21/52: patience is virtue

if you still remember my ramblings of the buyer who backed out of the deal in buying my vintage LV bag, may i just announce that i finally sold my bag yesterday!? to a lady on carousell who wanted the bag even after i send her a close up photo of the current condition of the bag (not exactly at its best). she asked if i could give her a discount which i gladly did and she agreed to it without haggling over the price. best of all, she left me a positive feedback and told me that she likes the bag. what can i say? i had initially wanted to take the listing of the bag off carousell cos i thought no one would want to buy the bag but i am glad i did not. my patience really paid off for waiting for the right buyer to come along.

So bye bye my pre❤️. I hope the new owner will give you more love than me.