Sunday, 7 June 2015

Girly talk: Daiso lipstick

I found these moisturizing and creamy lipsticks from Daiso and just had to share. Can't believe how well they worked despite the worrying retail price of 2 dollars! Worrying because, you know, god knows what's in it.

Anyway, application was easy as they glide on lips smoothly without chalking. I've always had dry lips and these babies were able to keep my lips moisturized more than a few hours without food. Only thing I probably wish to see changed would be the glitters in it. But since they were just 2 dollars I could totally ignore such a minor problem.

And then below are some swatches and modeled on pictures for your perusal.

I got 3 different colours to suit different life events. Since they only cost 2 dollars.

All photos are taken under natural light :)

Swatches order from F, E to G. Please excuse my camouflaged mustache.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Back from NYC!

You can find some pictures below or more on my instagram :

Saturday, 12 July 2014

100% Pure Cosmetic

Here’s a lipstick and foundation I own from 100% pure. Got to learn about them when I was looking for an organic make-up alternative sometime back. It feels great especially when you actually had an idea of the ingredients while going through the content lists =)

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Peanut butter love

i'm so obsessed with peanut butter i finish one jar in a week's time! My current favourite brand is Adams <3

i normally eat them by a spoonful or two, below are images taken when i decided to go a lil' fancy pairing them with oats chocolate cookies =D

Sunday, 12 January 2014

new year

view of 2013 new year's eve

2014 i made art

everything i ate in 2013
japanese green apple

birthday present from my taiwanese friend, local pearl rice

pear at work

to be continued...

Saturday, 28 December 2013

This post will be about recent potato chips adventure. I just cannot not eat them. So addicted to the crunch!

Spotted fairfields's farm crisps at the supermarket recently; it has such pretty packaging design; and i like how the founders of the brand invested much care and effort into it's product. Details of the selection and making process can be found at the back of the bag. Such responsible business!

munching at work

see how light the crisps are

potato chips with rice bran oil in yuzu flavour; regrettably my bag seemed to carry more salt in proportion than yuzu. I like how the chips tasted very potatoey but it was too salty to finish.

awesome crunch still nonetheless

and bonus i like to wash my chips down with non other than sanpellecrino limonata!!

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Egg tarts in Hongkong

Hey guys! Okay so despite the intense feeling I have/had fearing that I may never be able to finish showing you every part of my hongkong trip, this post has to be done:

These two pastry shops in hongkong! Sakurashima & Professional Bakery.

Tipped off by a friend living in hongkong, this pastry shop at yau mah teh might just be better than the ever popular tai cheong everyone has raved about. Sakurashima had me went back twice for its egg tarts!

So anyway they were exceptionally delicious piping hot straight out of the oven both times I’ve had them. They seemed to sell out really fast and always had a new batch of piping hot ones coming out from the back kitchen to replace the empty trays.

And they were only $2.50HKD each!

look for this signboard

there were two types of crust, both were awesome~

next is this glorious lemon chiffon cake that I've discovered by accident in this corner pastry shop where  I saw plenty of locals came by to shop at.
I've visited more than a few pastry shops and this is the only one which sells lemon chiffon pie. It was like a piece of beautifully baked creamy custardy lemon curd!

this is the shop, it is right outside one of the the exits at jordan mtr station. And my apologies for not being even more helpful enough to actually remember the exit point! In addition, they sell egg tarts too at $3HKD per tart. But they weren't as good as saku's. But that's my opinion!

as a bonus, if you like red bean paste and glutinous rice, grab one of these at this shop opposite the first egg tart pastry shop. You could easily spot it since that is probably the only shop which doesn't come with a signboard! This combination ruled the world. In Japan, it's usually a dessert called mochi that comes with adzuki paste and they were just as chewy and delicious.

Monday, 4 March 2013

I'm busy planning my trip so far. So excited that I can't fall asleep quickly at night. That's really unlike me since I'm the type who knock out pretty quickly most of the time!

Went out for a walk earlier and here's a cute fella which caught my attention.

And I had lots and lots of strawberries. 

Was your weekend good? Apologies for the rather abrupt ending!

Friday, 8 February 2013

So at my previous post I briefly commented the difficulties I had organising my Flickr’s photo stream deleting and batching my images in groups as well as the slow uploading speed I’ve been encountering. My internet connection also has been really at its worst lately and therefore I am going to abandon my task with flickr for the time being until I am able to sort out the issues with my connection problem!

In the meantime, it’s worth mentioning that I am so glad to have found brushd- an online web portfolio space for the likes! I would definitely recommend it if you’re looking for an internet space portfolio kind of site. The folks over at brushd are really responsive and they seem to adore cats (i'm not going to lie yes it does make me like them even more)! What I also really like about it is that it's almost totally customizable as well. Plus it’s a free service! I seriously wish them the best and hope they get even better with time. Here’s a sneak peak of my page! Ha I kind of feel guilty for having nothing much to show since I've just started with it! So until then I hope this shall suffice!

And look what happiness I've made for myself last Sunday! My ultimate brunch combination. Baked potatoes on open faced omelette and a side of sunny side up.

I can perfectly understand why people want to be my friend now. Don't you? What is your favourite combo for brunch?

Hope your week was a good one! I have so many things happening lately and will be back to update again with exciting news soon!

Saturday, 2 February 2013

I’ve spent the entire day today organising and sorting out my flickr account. Flickr really has a way to test my patience, but in a good way I suppose.
Also recovered a few photos which I took a long time ago back in 2008 and wanted to share it here. But right now I'm only able to upload this one below. Brings back good old memories.
The bird actually belongs to my late grandfather which was eventually set free later.

Now getting back to work - not done yet with flickr!

Friday, 1 February 2013

life this week

juicy and delicious mandarin oranges


Wednesday, 30 January 2013

i'm a kitty person. but this pom could make me think twice <3

Sunday, 27 January 2013

just wanted to share a picture of a shoot I did last week. I had the privilege to ask my gorgeous model material friend Yuan to help out at my shoot. As a friend she demands only free meal in exchange for her time and I happily obliged. I invited her to my house and cooked a sumptuous meal for her. Alas we gobbled down like two food deprived hungry cats before I could take any photos.

The picture below was taken when I was testing my camera's settings before our shooting began. The quality is not so great but still the mood totally had me at it so I just wanted to put it up here. I'll try upload some others once they're developed!

photo by me

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

it really takes discipline to complete the tasks you set for yourself when there is no one rushing you into doing it. What should necessarily be taking a week to complete took double the amount of time. Well as expected, at least now it is on schedule and partially completed.

Onto other things, I did some cooking as usual and am pretty much addicted with my slow cooker. They're so handy! Below is a picture of my pork soup cooked with kelp and beans. Perfect for the weather - hearty and satisfying. Remember to soak your beans!

also wasted much time in the week staring and admiring these two beauties dug out from my disastrous drawer

hope your week was as productive as mine!

Saturday, 12 January 2013

took a break today. Have been spending the last few days out shooting and going to my local library studying. Tomorrow I shall be working on my portfolio site and hopefully I'm able to wrap up by the end of next week.

I shot these two photos while shooting out yesterday. Speaking of which, I'm officially calling the outfit below as my working mode uniform. I tend to feel ready to go when I'm in it. Do you have an outfit that you turn to which helps to set your mood right?

photos taken by me

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

One of the behind the scenes pictures I took of my dearest model elizabeth on the day of our shoot. However I don't encourage smoking, it's truly the mood in this photo that I can't resist.

On another note, I absolutely adore her neck tattoo and pixie cut hairstyle. Tempts me into getting a pixie cut  for myself!

photo by me

Tuesday, 8 January 2013


Found these 3 pieces that have been stuffed at the bottom of my messy closet while preparing to put together an outfit for a photography shoot. They weren't selected in the end but still I managed to snap a picture of it because I totally loved the combination of these colours!

photo taken by me

Thursday, 3 January 2013

I bought way too many eggplants and have been experimenting with ways cooking it using different ingredients. Did this one below with butternut squash plus red chili peppers and it's delicious!

photo by me

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

And so the weather decides to be sunny today. It rained unsympathetically yesterday while I am out in the afternoon running some errands. Please grant me more good weather so that I can capture images like this below. Fingers and toes crossed for it not to sabotage me on the day of my shoot that is in the coming! Now I'll need to go pack things up and get ready in advance.

photo by me