What’s in my Bag!

I was clearing out my bag the other day and thought I would share with you guys what’s usually in my bag. I’m currently studying in poly and I’m really thankful that for the course that I’m taking I don’t really have to carry any book and most of my school work is done on my trusty macbook. Thus, this is what I mostly have in my everyday bag, even if I’m in school or not.

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  • My wallet (Mango)
  • Sunglasses
  • Portable charger (Xiaomi)
  • iPhone cable
  • Tissues
  • Stationary
  • Mint
  • A bottle of Water
  • And my little black pouch ↓↓↓ (Elite)

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  • Lipstick (of the day)
  • Makeup (To touchup through the day – foundation & eyebrow gel)
  • Lipstick (always kept in my bag)
  • Lip blam
  • Hair ties
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair brush
  • Mini perfume
  • Mini hand cream
  • Keys
  • Eye drops
  • iPhone earpiece
  • Thumb drive (For school work)
  • Accessories
  • Tampax (and other lady things hehe)

I find that my little black pouch is really help to keep your bag really organised and makes it easier to find all those little things that always get lost in depths of your bag. It certainly makes it easier for me when I change my bag as I can just grab that pouch and not have to look for all those things!

DO YOU HAVE A FAV GO-TO BAG?

 

MAC Lightful Compact Foundation Review

 Just putting this out there first, this is not sponsored, but I wish it would be!

I have been trying to find a great foundation for my skin for a very long time and it was literally driving me INSANE! Going for shop to shop, trying to find a foundation that looks good on me. I have combination skin, so I had to find a foundation that doesn’t make my face look too dry or too oily.

But, I finally managed to find a great power foundation! The MAC Lightful Power Foundation. I feel it is a great foundation for combination skin, it does not make face feel dry or look oily throughout the day. Another reason I love this power foundation is that it is build able and does not look too cakey when you build it up, unlike other foundations out there that I have tried. This power foundation gives a very natural finish, which is always a plus! It is also great as you do not have to really have to moisturising your face before applying it, so its perfect for lazy people like me haha.

I would recommend this power foundation to anyone who has combination skin. It is a bit pricey, a total of $85 for both the case ($67) and the refill ($18)

 

 

 

Top 10 Shopping Tips

Some of you may know that I love to shop, and I thought I would share some of my shopping tips with you guys! I do understand that some people do find shopping a chore and dislike shopping for themselves. To me personally, I feel shopping is more of retail therapy and something I enjoy doing. However, sometimes if you do get a bit carried away while shopping it may get dangerous (trust me i’ve been there). So, I thought I share some of my tips with you guys!

1. Pay using physical cash rather than using your cards to pay

This would allow you to know how much you are actually spend and prevent you from getting carrier away. If you get tempted to use your cards to pay for your purchases, I would suggest that you can leave your cards at home when going shopping or with someone you really trust (for those shopaholics out there haha).

2. Know what you want to buy before heading to the mall

This can help you guys who have some difficulty shopping. For example, you can scroll though Tumblr, Instagram and other websites to find some inspiration. This would also preventing you from buying items that you may not really need (for those shopaholics haha), thus, helping you to save some cash!

3. Shop alone

This may sound slightly strange, but I feel that I “shop my best” when I’m shopping by myself. As sometimes, I feel that people’s opinion can affect your decision when deciding what to buy. Peer pursuer can also push you to purchase an item that you may not really want to buy or something that may not really be your style. However, if you find shopping a bit difficult, it is never “wrong” to go shopping with someone who really knows you well and would not “force” you to buy something you may not really want to buy.

4. It’s not a ‘must’ to purchase something that is on sale 

Seeing 50% or 70% at the window of the shop may tempt you to go in and have a shopping spree. But always keep in mind, sales are just simply a marketing strategy to encourage us to buy more and spend more money. When at the sales section of a store, don’t get too carried way. Keep in mind what you are really looking to buy. At times you can really get a good bargain in the sale section of a store so don’t be to overwhelmed if it looks crazy or crowed at times.

5. Always try clothes on before buying it

You may be very good at shopping and know what sizes fit you exactly, but sometimes when you wear it, you really know how it looks like on you. I would suggest, just try on anything that catches your eye, you don’t have to pay to try it on! When in the fitting room, ask yourself… Does it sit well on my body? Is it something I really like and am willing to spend money on it? When and where can I wear it? I feel this really helps me decide whether I want to buy it or not.

6. Go shopping during off-peak hours

I feel that the best time to go shopping are weekday afternoons. As most people, don’t really have time to go shopping during the weekdays, thus, shopping malls are hardly crowed on the weekdays. I always find it much easier to shop during off-peak hours as I can take my own sweet time to shop around, not have to worry about long fitting room lines and less stressful too.

7. Check the item you want to buy before paying for it

Some shops don’t have any exchange or refund policies. I hate it when I get home, realise that there is a defect in the item that I have purchase and don’t really have time to go back to the mall to get an exchange or refund for it. And even after finding the time to go back to the mall, to just simply realise that there is no exchange or refund for the item. So…it is always worth it spending sometime to check the item before paying.

8. Read up reviews before buy skin care & makeup item

It is important to always read up reviews online or ask a friend who has tried the product out. Especially, when it is for your skin as that is NOT replaceable. If you are going to buy something that is on the pricier side, I would encourage you to some research on it before heading to the store as sometimes it may to be exactly what you may be looking for.

9. Don’t buy stuff from ‘doggy’ online shops

I have fallen for a few scams before and I bet you it is REALLY annoying! I rarely shop online nowadays due to that. When I do shop online, I prefer to shop from more well-known online shops, such as, Asos and Zalora which are my favourite!

10. Know when to spend & when not to

This is the key to shopping! (at least to me haha) As you want to spend money on something that shows that you have spent money on it, for example accessories or a statement piece in your outfit. This can really change your outfit drastically and help to bring it from a ‘nice’ to an eye-catching ‘wow’.

(PS feature image is not my own pic)

Valentine’s day gift ideas

Valentine’s day is round the corner and all of us are wondering what we should get our special someone. So, to help you out i thought i share some great valentine day gift ideas.

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The Estelle Pastel

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Booge’s Hex Cuff (Copper)

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‘Maison Blanc – Saijo Persimmon’ Mini Tin Candle

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Picard Josephine Leather Handbag

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NARSissist Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Palette

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FILMSTAR KILLER CHEEKBONES

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BLACK OPIUM EAU DE PARFUM SPRAY

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STAK KITCHEN TABLET DOCK, ORCHID

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Gold-Tone Hook Leather Bracelet

Clothing Haul!

I’ve been shopping! Did a bit of damage, so to make it slightly worth it I thought I’d share what I bought with you guys!

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  1. Blueish-green Flannel from F21 ($19.90)
  2. Boxy dipped shirt from Zalora ($8.90)
  3. Paxton white organza t-shirt dress from Daisy Street ($19.90)
  4. Paisley long-sleeved romper from F21 ($34.90)
  5. Aztec cropped kimono form H&M ($19.90)
  6. Love contrast shoulder strap swing dress from Zalora ($15.00)
  7. Round stud bracelet from Something Borrower ($1.90)
  8. Cover round face strap watch from Zalora ($11.90)
  9. Green tea, Honey and Aloe face mask from Face shop ($1.90)

I happened to walk by Sephora and got a few new makeup products to try out.

 

  1. Stay don’t stray primer, light/medium by Benefit
  2. Retro matte lipstick, Ruby woo by MAC
  3. Michelle nail polish, m39 by Beadstreet