Category Archives: beauty

Nina, pretty ballerina!

Natalie Portman in Black Swan

I don’t think Singapore has fully caught onto the whole hype about Black Swan yet, especially since it hasn’t officially started showing at cinemas here (opens 10 Feb 2011)!

The white swan

I’ve had the strange privilege of catching it early sometime ago while I was overseas and I will admit that was quite impressed with it. Yes, the movie was definitely dark, thought-provoking and very intense and as such, may not be up everyone’s street, but I felt like the inner perfectionist in me could relate, and had a connection with it. Continue reading


Hair roots of all evil!

As you can probably see from my previous posts, I’ve had semi-light brown hair for quite a while! I liked having brown hair and  was vain enough to bring 2-3 boxes of Liese Bubble Hair Colour in Chiffon Beige with me to the UK during my University studies to maintain the colour!

Unfortunately, it has come to a point where I needed to get a new shade. And for some reason, I decided that due to my previous failed attempts at getting a slightly darker shade of brown, this time I would go extreme. Yes, I went back to black.

Very black hair thanks to Beauteen's Natural Black hair dye!

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ghd stylers: pretty in pink!

When I lived in the UK, one of the many things that I came to love were ghd (good hair day) hair straighteners. Ever since I tried my housemate Bryony’s amazing ghds, there was just no turning back! My own pair of Babyliss straighteners were alright, but just didn’t live up to how quickly and effectively the ghds styled my messy, wavy hair. Sadly, when I came back to Singapore, it was back to ghd-less days… but! A few months back, I chanced upon ghds for sale on!

good hair days ahead!

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the view from my bed

Being ill and all, I have been spending most of my day in bed! Not too fun really, but luckily for laptops and phone technology , at least I’m still connected in some way!

I don’t know about the rest of you, but my skin always seems to break out when I’m ill. Luckily, I managed to get a couple of Charcoal Chin Packs from Etude House a couple of days ago and it’s pretty much the perfect time to try out!

I use Pore Packs a lot, and they do make a difference for me when I use them regularly, so finding some that work for my chin (which is so prone to clogged pores, btw) is just ace!

These Chin Packs are quite effective in pulling out black heads, comparable to the Guardian home brand ones that I usually use. But they are a little tricky to put on right – They tend to shift slightly when you move your mouth before fully drying, so I would recommend pursing your lips when applying and keeping them that way till it starts to feel a little stiff. Point to note: you will NOT look as cute and glamourous as that girl on the pack. The cute illustration liesss! 😡

My dearest Tiggy-cat happily went and scratched his own eye AGAIN, which got all swollen and infected. This happens quite often, so we always have a spare Cone-collar available just in case.

He spent the whole day in bed with me, fighting with me for my blankets and bolster pillows because he felt so uncomfortable in his collar! Poor Tiggy-cat! He’s lying here next to me as I type and his recovery seems way faster than mine :\ Boooo!

Well I shall treat myself to a face mask tonight and hopefully that will make me feel better! I hope the germs go away soooon ):