Saturday, 18 July 2015

Makeup for my guts.

This fictitious commercial in Gumball. beyond funny.

Because, for the past few days, people tried sooooooooo hard to avoid asking me:
1. "So, tell me, the secret to your snow-white face." or,
2. "Hey, how you managed to keep your face so fair while tanning the rest of your body?"

or in short,


Thanks a lot to the product on sale at the drug store which claimed to cover pores. Just take a look on the effect one of the ugliest part of my body - my elbow... there weren't much changes, except it looked fairer and ugly parts appeared a little uglier. 
This product had only two shades, and the one I chose was supposedly the darker one. After thinly applying some translucent loose powder to finish up my face, look what happened...
Original on the left, adjusted on the right
I ACTUALLY HAD TO ADJUST THE REST OF MY BODY'S COLOUR TO MATCH MY FACE'S WHITENESS. It's unusual to even virtually tweak my skin tones! (Usually I adjust only the brightness/contrast.) Just a single application and my face looked like the New York Cheesecake you get a Maccas'. Perhaps you could define this as a sub-branch of "horror-kawaii".
The product can be forgiven if it kept to its promise of "smooth cover", but nope, my moon craters actually looked worse (you don't want to see), worse than what you just saw on my unsightly elbow.  Even Pluto looks better without all the powder. Beauty bloggers are gonna be like "ohhh a poor carpenter blames his tools".
Thank goodness this was only a photo shoot which can be saved with modern technology.

So what's the awesome product you ask, or what's my secret.  Presenting a poorly made drug-store decision... *drumrooooooooooll*  

"HEROINE MAKE smooth cover powder mineral"
The powder came in a cute black mirror compact and a fluffy sponge. I don't know how has the powder made me a "Heroine". Maybe it made me a few girl-otakus' idol for having a reverse ganguro look, or maybe it made me a heroine for my guts.

After screwing up my own face for a few days, I went to look up on its reviews online. Most "beauty blogger" reviews were for a slightly different version of this thing, and comments were from mainly positive to neutral. For me at least, the fluffy sponge will stay. It may be able to cook me a few burgers.

Disclaimer: I'm not a beauty blogger. I admit I only know how to smear my face with the BB cream, loose powder, eyeliner and cheek powder from the usual brands I buy.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

That dress I wore while in the bathtub.

Did you see my previous post on hanging out at Westin? Glad you did! (Please check it out if you haven't, here). Today's post is a continuation, a.k.a the outfit part - what I actually wore to my little adventure, or if you recall, sitting in the bathtub.
Just in case anything goes wrong, I used black heavily and also items from the same brand "Glad News" in today's featured look. GladNews' the brand I always went to while still in Mito, Ibaraki, Japan as it's the coolest brand in the whole prefecture. Its main shop's in Shibuya 109. It's so popular, its kick-ass items are usually sold out as soon as they're released. I'm fortunate to be able to get one of these barb wire print dresses they featured on their instagram. The leather jacket's also from Glad News. (Got it for 90% off three years back! Muaha! Click for another look in the same jacket.)

If you look careful enough, the barb wires are all made of  bones. Horror-kawaii!

Added on a pentagram harness to toughen the look up further. I never thought I could win it from Tealecoco...YAYSSSSSSSSS!♥ Yes, I just want to tell people that I am tough and you don't tell a tough person to do unnecessary work! Nah.
Wrapping up the look with a pair of UNIF Bound Creepers - my first pair of DHL-ed shoes. It's my first time ever to buy kicks from the US! Weeeee! On this note, sorry for the lack-of-shoes styles that I posted a little earlier on. How's my IKEA rattan chair though? (It was cheaper than the delivery fees! Damn!)
Notice the lack of neck/arm accessories. Didn't put on any not because I forgot; there was no necessity.
But seriously, less is more!

Monday, 22 June 2015

Kid trying to be adult.

Tried to be an adult and checked into The Westin Singapore over one of the weekends in May. Got a 42F Harbour View Room!! The hotel is located in the Marina Bay/Downtown Financial District. Now, that's some adult place. Usually I only care about whether a mall has a video games arcade. And, no no no, this is not a mediocre review of a hotel and its services. I am not a self-proclaimed travel blogger.
Trying to be in every frame of the panorama shot and messing it up.
Here's the room with a slightly different configuration of what I had, as shown on Westin's page.
Besides a Westin original "Heavenly Bed" loaded with plenty of "Heavenly Pillows" by the sea, there was also a bathroom with a spectacular view! Totally not minding having to sleep in it, or reading a novel comic in there. The room's TV was also showing Cartoon Network, so it would have been really awesome if there was a small TV in front of the bathtub. Okay, suddenly I am asking for a lot.

Oh yes the Infinity Pool on the 30-ish floor. It's almost the same view as my room's because why not?
Now I can finally say, IN YOUR FACE MARINA BAY SAND-ERS, or SANDS-IANS or whatever!

Growing up as a kid who was never allowed to order hotel room food , I took the opportunity to order a burger. It turned out that the patty was too salty/huge/cheesy for my liking to be a perfect chomps-worthy burger!! Oh the crispy lettuce, the cheese-covered juicy patty and some real chips!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Room Service Realm is probably food-bloggers-free at the moment, because one would need to check into their own room first. Again I might be wrong, but, hey, you DSLR-auto-mode-shooting-foodophiles you stay away from my burger!

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Autumn-Winter 2013 looks' long overdue post.

Heyyyaaaa all. The weekend is coming to an end. Again. Hope you had a great one like me!!
So at the end of this beautiful week, I would love to share a beautiful video that has been loooooonnnnnnng overdue, like, at least one Autumn/Winter season overdue and I am deeply sorry about this. This video was made by my friend Keit from Bulgaria, who has been the nicest and sweetest co-worker I ever had at my previous fashion company. She was one of the reasons who kept me going in a dreadful workplace. No life? CHECKED - which was why I had no opportunity to share the video until today. I think, one of those days I was slaving away with my mate Coba-chan at company when we received this super happy video from Keit! Couldn't say how excited we were!

Now to the superest awesomest video someone has ever made for me and my ex-team!! Keit's happy styles never go outdated, so the styles she kindly created for us a while ago still very much applies NOW! ♥ Thank you so so so much, Keit! Blagodaria!♥ (← Hope I didn't get it wrong!)

Life, however is not all miserable at the ex-company, because we had each other - the best team ever. Here's a peek of the fun we had in AW2013!

In other news, I finally had a chance to update my online store! You may click "SHOP MY CLOSET" on top or here to see what I have that you can buy! Trades are welcome as well, if not, very much desired. Shipping/Trading overseas!
Am already preparing for the next post right now, so keep coming back yo!

Monday, 18 May 2015

Sarpok Local Artists!

Received couple of hello mails and a collab invite in the last two weeks and almost cried. Like my leader at work always says "whoever talk to us are our ally". Therefore, thank you my dear allies♥  Please please please feel free to approach me for any writing/graphic design/fashion styling stuff.

(I'm no longer an employee of some Tokyo online store so I can't and don't, sponsor clothes for bloggers anymore, nor send me your styling photos for 2012/2013 collections. To make it a little more explicit,  "Now*Idon't*Style".) 

To the topic - SAPOK LOCAL ARTISTS! "Sapok" is the Singlish (colloquial English) equivalent of "Support". Today's piece was done up by my one of my kohai-s (junior) from my part-time-times, now talented local (Singaporean) independent designer/artist Sarah Thursday! Her designs are all so pretty I had a hard time choosing what I wanted to get! Click on her name above for FB or here to visit her at her online store. Ships Worldwide!

The piece I eventually chose from the sea of awesomeness was "Mortality", a collaboration with her local designer friend Ultra Violets. I like how the goldfish is swimming through the astronaut dude. All her stuff on sale are also printed in Singapore, so you don't have to worry about the quality. The tee is so comfortable and I've been wearing it, with a pencil skirt, to my office even on Mondays!

"HEYYY I thought you no longer work in fashion?!"

Anyway, this coordinate is good for your, what you call that, Coachella, Rochella  or Coachformelah or whatever upcoming Notformelah music festivals, which I don't care lah. It's good because you'd be able to hike through the mountains without tripping on long skirts. The only thing bad is you probably gonna end up donating to blood mosquitoes. Whatevs, charity! (Click here for another music festival coordinate from my Now*Ican*Style era.)
Ribbon from Joelle Gagnard and garter belt from Fig&Viper.

Sorry for not taking a proper photos with shoes, but I recommend this coordinate with a trusty pair of UNIFs (or other red/black/white/violet creepers). Don't attempt to hike in them, though.
Come back and visit me again soon!

Monday, 11 May 2015


You know who else's on LB's Instagram?

Nah. Look closer...
*tears flowing* and with like 8400-ish Likes currently. Too good for an idiot like me. Thank you LB!!
There were a couple of people commenting either on my photo at LB's insta, or under my nose at my insta, saying that someone else they know look like me. Nope, just nope. All "lookalike" claims have been scrutinised independently by MY MOM (and pops). Please talk to her if you're not convinced. In fact I don't even look like my mom. If you're going to insist I look like somebody please say it's Mika Nakashima.
Will not except others. Well...maybe only Eva Mendes at most, said my Filipino friend.

Please visit my lame LB page here 
and DEFINITELY follow my awesome insta here

Saturday, 2 May 2015

No longer in fashion, I am.

I am *GUESSING*, by now, most should already know I no longer work in a fashion company. I'm saying this because, until last month, I am still receiving emails asking to be "scouted" for free clothes or ootds of whatever-is-your-style. Hey no no no no no. Thank you. 

However if you're emailing that you are wishing to collaborate with me regarding graphic designs and styling (me wearing your clothes or me styling clothes for you), please, by all means, drop me a line!

Right now I'm employed at a place where you (say, mainly) get your cash counted, stored, and then counted again if you decide that you need to see them again. (See, this' why I told you not to email me about "HEY CHOOSE ME TO MODEL YOUR CLOTHES!") I'm not doing the actual counting. I'm also not the one seeking people to give us an opportunity to count their cash. This is probably why I've some freedom on my Monday-Friday fashion. If you're going to say, "hey I thought you said you no longer work in a fashion company?" Eh. shut up.

What you see on Mondays-Fridays will be a toned down version though, less the $5 Johnny Depp hat and the very elaborate dame choker by UNIF. Back lace tank top's from TOPSHOP six years ago and even alive! You see no lace because I'm not using a DSLR, sorry.
Sorry, had to.
Skirt's from quirky-kawaii ahcahcum-muchacha. Let you not guess, from Japan. If you clicked the link provided, you could tell that I probably wished I own a whole wardrobe of their stuff. Unfortunately, their prices are steep. This high waist skirt's a whopping $200!
Of course, to reiterate my current employment, presenting Richie Rich (Joyrich collab).

"Hey for the last time I thought you said you no longer work in a fashion company?"

To wrap up, again, please, stop mailing me your ootds or asking to be scouted. In any case,  if there's anyone who needs to be scouted, that person is me.
Just an in-house advert, scroll down or click here to view my Pikachu post featured on ZOZOTOWN!
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