Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Face-to-face with Michelle Phan

Hi beautiful people! So, it's been almost a week since I saw Michelle Phan face-to-face. If you have been following me on instagram, you could have already seen the photos that I posted there as updates on the Michelle Phan meet and greet at Sydney city Myer last 2nd of August.

It was a Thursday here in Sydney that day and I was running late for the event as it was supposed to start at 5:30pm. However, I got lucky because when I arrived, Michelle wasn't on the stage yet. I couldn't say that there was a huge crowd but there were a lot of people waiting to see her and take a snapshot of or with the most famous makeup guru on Youtube. At around a quarter or 10 minutes to 6pm, she came down from the stairs and headed to the small stage that was set-up inside Myer at the corner where the Mulberry, Givenchy, DKNY, and other handbags were. She talked about some tips and trends that are out-and-about in the industry for this year. I couldn't really concentrate on the things that she was saying though 'cause my friend (@missusadams) and I were trying to go up and down the escalators to catch a glimpse of Michelle (Stalker-ish mode was on at that moment).
"up and down the escalator" moment
Called her name and she looked at our side and waved :) "so close yet so far?" moment
A wrist tag that means you've purchased a collection and you can take a photo with Michelle :)

After that segment, it was the picture taking time with Michelle and I realised that you have to purchase a makeup collection (Michelle Phan's Glamorous Eyes, Chic & Sophisticated Eye Collection, Deep & Glamorous Eye Collection, or Fresh & Luminous Eye Collection) to be able to take a photo with Michelle. I was hesitating to purchase a set, at first, as I saw that the eyeshadow shades in the collections were out of my "usual" and I am not a fan of putting on dramatic eye makeup when I go out. But when I saw that the Fresh & Luminous Eye Collection contains a champagne eyeshadow that would be perfect for me, I just bought it and queued right away! (I kinda regret not getting the Michelle Phan's glam eyes collection or the Chic & Sophisticated Eye Collection though 'cause they have some products that I really wanted to try like the Hypnose Doll Eyes mascara and the Artliner pen. Oh well!)

All in all, I would sum up this experience as a very exciting and heart-warming as I finally met Michelle Phan (and even got to hug her! lol). She was very nice and friendly to everyone even though we know that she was already tired for smiling during the photo sesh.

Not the best photo I got from a photo "booth" but will do!

I'm pretty sure she enjoyed her stay in Australia and loved eating Aussie meat pies:)
Michelle and her Pieface pie (Photo credit to Michelle Phan's twitter page @RiceBunny)

Thanks for reading!!

Stay beautiful!


Saturday, July 14, 2012

Michelle Phan in Australia!

Another exciting news to my dear readers in Australia who are makeup junkies and for those who adore the #1 most subscribed female on Youtube, she is coming to the land down under, Australia! Yes, Michelle Phan is going to come! Let's thank Lancôme for giving us an opportunity of finally seeing her in person through counter appearances and a masterclass.

Photo credit to Michelle's Facebook page
There are no clear details yet for the Sydney appearance but definitely follow or like Lancôme's Facebook page and Michelle Phan's Facebook page to keep updated for this awaited event. For those who are down in Melbourne, go and purchase a ticket for Michelle's makeup masterclass once it goes up for sale on Monday (16th July 2012) on the MYER site or MYER Bourke St. Melbourne's Lancôme counter. This could have been the perfect reason for me to go down to Melbourne but my classes start that week! (Boohoo!). Oh well!

Also keep your eyes out on Lancôme counters for the Australian market release of Michelle's Lancôme Glamour eyes kit that will also be out for sale on Monday (16th July 2012). 

Just another reason to be smiling throughout the rest of our 2012 winter! :-)



Topshop/Topman opening in Sydney on October 2012!

Oh my gosh! They have heard our plea! Topshop/Topman is finally opening in Sydney this October! The location will be just right in the Gowings Building (George cr Market street CBD), just right infront of MYER!

I first spotted it in the QVB-MYER tunnel; Gowings building is Topshop's confirmed location
If you would read the article here, other retail shops that we are dreaming of shopping at such as H&M, Uniqlo, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Forever21 (YIPEE!!!) are already scouting for their perfect space in Sydney's CBD. Isn't that something to celebrate for? Cheers to that!

PS: Start saving for our Spring 2012 splurging!



Friday, July 13, 2012

CK One cosmetics: official Australia launching event and meeting Jodie Boland

Hello everyone! Today, I bring you all a very interesting experience that I had yesterday. My sister, our dearest friend, myself, and two other ladies got the chance of having our makeup done by Jodie Boland, CK One's international makeup artist, and her CK One assistants (I completely forgot to take photos of myself though!) in the official Australia launch of the brand's new cosmetics range. Jodie is just so bubbly and friendly! She has this bursting energy that captivates people. It's very contagious. She is very talented and is very good at what she's doing, no wonder why she made it all the way to being the make up artist of CK One and tours the world to launch their products.

CK One cosmetics is pretty new in the Australian cosmetics market and their products are very versatile and so affordable. Yes, very affordable. Their Pure Colour liptsicks just costs AUD$35 each. Their products exude simplicity and minimal character while giving you the most out of your purchase. In addition, they are very travel friendly and did I mention versatility? Talk about being "all-in-one"! Their mascara works in 2 ways, volumising and lengthening, as it has a twist cap that totally alters the mascara's bristle formation. They also have a 3-in-one face makeup which is a solution of primer, foundation, and sunscreen. And, probably their best bet in multi-tasking, their Colour + Treat lip kit which has lip exfoliator, plumper, lipbalm, 2 lipstick shades, and lip gloss. If I would give another compliment to their products, it would be that they're very true to colour. I just admire how the lipstick shades (when applied to lips) appear to be in very similar hues as in stick, itself (if that makes sense), as well as their other products like blush-ons, lip glosses, foundations, nail polishes and to all of their entire range.

If you want to read more about Jodie Boland and CK One products, click here.

Jodie Boland working on Calvin Klein F/W 12 Presentation. Photo credit to model.com
Photo credit to primped.ninemsn.com.au

Jodie's creations. Total gorgeousness! Photo credits to Jodie's instagram @jodieboland

(L-R) Myself and my chubby cheeks, Jodie Boland, @missusadams rocking her NY'er outfit, CKone's lovely sales associate at MYER Sydney city, & @pia_zza
Photo credit to @jodieboland on instagram

Thanks for reading! :) mwah


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I caught the Instagram bug!

I love Damon Salvatore! <3

Hi lovelies! Yes, I caught the instabug. Follow me on instagram to keep up to date with every beautiful thing I see, muse, eat, watch, read, buy, enjoy, and fancy! Get to know me more @pscly on instagram. Xx

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Shu Uemura Skin Purifier Whitefficient Cleansing Oil

Hi everyone! OMG, I know I totally suck at keeping my blog up to date. But you know, things come at you, you have to deal with them, and once you're free, you can continue doing what you want in your spare time. It's always my reason: Exams & Assessment tasks. They've piled up and pounced at me suddenly in mid-May. I should say that I've missed my blog and I really miss blogging! *HUGS* to everyone! :)

Moving on, after my exams, I went shopping for 3 consecutive days. I know, it's crazy but its always my thing after pressure times, my stress reliever. So yesterday, I went to the Shu Uemura counter at David Jones Pitt St. Mall 'cause I was curious about their famous cleansing oil. I've used different types of drugstore makeup removers from brands such as Maybelline, Neutrogena, L'oreal, Garnier, Simple, Nivea, ZA, and more but haven't had the thought of spending $$$ for a department store brand makeup remover. 

For me, makeup removers from the drugstores are affordable and does well for its purpose so I don't really think that it's necessary (for unemployed people like me) to purchase more expensive ones that has the same function especially when you use them constantly. It's not like lipsticks that can last long..... However, I got really interested with the Shu Uemura cleansing oil, when the sales associate demonstrated to me how it is used. He used a pencil eyeliner and drew a really dark circle on the back of my hand. He, then, pumped a small amount of oil to his palms, rubbed it, gently rubbed the makeup away from the back of my hands, and used water to wash it off. My hand felt so smooth, soft, and clean afterwards. It was so high quality-ish. Ok, I know it should feel the same when we use normal makeup removers but I really wanted it so I bought it! :) I bought the smaller size, though, just for the sake of trying. If it doesn't break me out, then I would love to repurchase and get the bigger size. In the contrary, if it doesn't do well for my skin, then I would be relieved that I didn't spend so much for something I couldn't use up.

credits: shuuemura.com

I got the purple variation which is the Whitefficient that claims to clarify and brighten the skin. It was good for me because I have a combination skin type. I am hoping that it would work as a brightener to diminish the pigmentation of my acne marks other than removing my makeup. There's also other variations for other skin types which you can check here.

I also got a free sample of the whitening powder foundation.

The sales associate instructed that you can just use this to clean your face and that using a face wash afterwards is not necessary but I still wash my face with Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser after using this, just to make sure that I clean any "oil residue" left from the cleansing oil. Cetaphil should be gentle enough to not strip away your natural oils.

Thanks for reading and Have a nice day everyone! :)


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

2012 Bloggers Without Makeup Day

Hi guys! Sorry if I haven’t been able to update my blog for the past month. After the Easter break, I got so preoccupied with my university assessment tasks. It was so grueling and arduous to do all of them 2 weeks before the deadline but it’s all good now. And I think I already got a week’s rest from the exhaustion of staying up late to read, read, and read journal articles to use as my references for like a gazillion times so now I'm back and ready to blog!

Moving on, I would just like to greet you all a happy “Bloggers Without Makeup Day”! As I have mentioned in my “Re: Acne history and my naked face” post, May 14 is marked in the blogging world as the “Bloggers without makeup day” and we are to celebrate it by feeling good and comfortable with our own skin. No one ever said that loving your own skin is easy but what makes the process simple and trouble-free is to slowly accept who you really are. Trying a shampoo that you saw in a TV commercial won’t make your hair look and feel the same as the model’s hair in that advertisement. We have to be realistic, accept, realise, and love our own beauty because no one is perfect but everyone is created with beauty in their own ways. As a final point, I just want to ask you all these 3 simple questions:

  • Do you dare to go out of your house without any makeup on?
  • Do you feel comfortable to be with people without anything to hide your physical flaws?
  • Do you have any inspiring story of overcoming your fears and accepting your imperfections?

I would love to know all of your expressions on this issue.

Be humble and embrace your weaknesses. Remember, no one is perfect.

<3 You All! :) And belated happy mum’s day to all the mums out there especially to my one and only loving mommy :)

BIG ROUND FACE but still CUTE! :)