I Got A Lash Lift and It Was The Best Thing Ever!

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Let’s face it we all want fluttery thick eyelashes, or basically, look like a real-life Disney Princess. Don’t worry. It’s normal.

Eversince we discovered the ability to achieve those thicker eyelashes for even 2 months, WE DO IT. Yes, sure, we can achieve it by curling our eyelashes and applying 2-4 coats of mascara or putting on fake eyelashes. BUT we got lazy and ta-da – eye lash extensions! And let’s face it, some of us dont have the luxury of time to get ready in the morning. And if you’re anything like me, you’ve probably also contemplated getting lash extensions a thousand times.

But first, let’s get into the difference between eyelash lifting and eyelash extensions.

Eyelash Extensions

Eyelash extensions are used to enhance the length, volume, fullness, and thickness of your natural eyelashes. The extensions (tiny hairs) may be made from several materials including mink, synthetic, human or horsehair.  How? These semipermanent lashes are applied by a technician who hand-glues the extensions on top of your natural lashes. The lashes’ length, thickness and volume is customizable. With proper care (more on that later), they can last for six to eight weeks until they naturally fall out like your lashes usually do.

” But getting extensions can cause your natural lashes to fall too ” There’s not much evidence to say that getting extensions will cause your natural lashes to fall with the extensions. However, depending on the type of glue they use – it can cause alopecia- which is where your natural lashes can fall out as a result of the constant weight of repeated eyelash extensions. (EEEEK!)

Yes, after hearing this about getting eyelash extensions, I moved on to check out Eyelash Lifting. Let’s jump into this, shall we:

Eyelash Lifting

It’s like a perm for your eyelash! A lift is essentially what your lashes would look like with a really good eyelash curler, giving it a nice shape upward and a realistic curl. A good eyelash lift can last up to 2 months! (This sold me)

I have naturally pretty long eyelashes but I would always use my eyelash curler and apply mascara every day just to get it looking curly and upwards. Sometimes, eyelash and brows are the other things I do before I get ready for work.

They say “The eyes are the window to your soul”. Hence, people will be looking at your eyes first and foremost, and more often when conversing with you. Also, curling your eyelashes leaves your eyes looking fresh and open.

I was recommended to check out @beautystudio101 for eyelash lifting. I DM-ed them and (at the time) Adrianna, the technician extraordinaire herself helped with with any concerns and questions I had. She was very welcoming and she explained everything from the products to the process to the outcome that I wanted. On my first visit, I was super nervous. She reassured me and we spoke like two long lost friends! This is what I love about going to Adrianna for my lashes, it feels like home. The first time I saw my lashes after they were lifted, I was in AWE! I couldn’t believe those were my very own lashes! I was hooked! Since then, I have had my eyelashes lifted 3 times already!

I mean, check them babies out!

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Before Eyelash Lifting                                          After Eyelash Lifting 

 

At @beautystudio101 now located at Pinnacle, Petaling Jaya, the entire process only takes around 45minutes. Before you arrive for your appointment, you would need to remove any form of makeup and contact lens. The technician then applies a silicone mold or shield onto the eyelid using a non-toxic glue. (This is the only thing that touches the skin)

With the silicone mold on the eyelid, the technician then curls the lashes using the glue over the mold, which is curved upward and outward to create a curl. For people that are on vacation and they don’t want to do anything, then adding a tint can add extra depth and darkness. (I usually opt to add a tint on my lashes!).

Once each and every lash is applied onto the mold, they are separated and the perm solution is applied. This chemical would be applied to the root of the eyelashes. Depending on the thickness of your natural lashes, it can take 5 – 15 minutes to set. After this, the setting solution is applied (this is where the magic happens) – the lashes start to get curly. You can even customize depending on how much of a curl you want.

“Lash lifts are gloriously low maintenance.”

Once the process is done, you will need to wait 24 hours before getting it wet or applying any form of makeup on the lashes. After that, you do you girl and flaunt them lashes! My lash lifting usually last for about 2 months!

And if you’re not convinced – here are some pictures with mascara and without – after my lash lift (Gosh, I love them so much!)

After Lash Lifting (with makeup and one coat of mascara)

After Lash Lifting (with makeup and two coats of mascara) – this was after a friend’s wedding, it me being Indian

Will I do it again? Definitely! It is perfect for a busy bee and those going on vacations! I would highly recommend checking out @beautystudio101 for your lash lifting needs. I would only trust Adrianna’s magic hands with my lashes!

Have a great day, beautiful weirdos!

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Best Eye Cream/Oil For Dry or Sensitive Skin

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This is my first review of anything ever – so it means it’s good!

So around November 2018, I was looking for something to use under and around my eyes. I read and heard from so many articles and beauty influencers that you need to start taking care of the delicate skin around your eyes. You might have or starting to experience one of these three issues around the eye; puffiness, dark circles or fine lines.

As I dwelled more into ‘eye care’? Well, taking care of the skin around my eyes, there’s a lot of reasoning as to why it is very important to take special care of your eye area.

The skin around your eyes is so delicate that it shows the earliest signs of aging. (YES, I know, terrifying!). This is because the skin around your eyes is thinner and more delicate (yes, this word again!) than the skin on other parts of your body.

Our eyes do a massive amount of work throughout the day – in addition to us rubbing it and tugging at it. Sometimes other factors can cause the skin around the eyes to age more rapidly such as genetics, ultraviolet (UV) rays and lifestyle choices.

So obviously, I started freaking and wondered how could I have not known this from the beginning of my birth! So after calming down, I went on a witch hunt to search for the best eye care suited for my skin type.

Firstly, I started looking at the skin around my eye. Was it oily or dry? Does it have dark circles? Does it have fine lines? Is it puffy?

And so I’ve identified the skin type around my eye to this:

  • Dry-oily, mostly dry
  • Some fine lines
  • Some puffiness
  • Not much dark circles
  • Sensitive

So according to my skin type, I’ve narrowed it down to these few eye creams/oils :

GinZing™ Refreshing Eye Cream to Brighten and De-puff (RM 120, 15ml)

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Claim:

86% brighter appearance; 80% reduction in puffiness.  Late-night? Long flight? Look tired all the time?

Main Properties & Ingredients:

  • Caffeine from Coffee Beans: For energizing eyes
  • Panax Ginseng: For radiance
  • Magnolia Extract: Anti-Inflammation & Anti-Wrinkles

Benefits

Instantly helps brighten, visibly diminish the look of dark circles & depuff for a wide-awake look.

Best for skin type: Normal, Dry, Oily & Combination

Verdict: I’ve tried this and finished all the products. All in all, it was great! My eyes felt awake due to caffeine. Did I see any difference to my undereyes? It was more hydrated, but other than that, it was just okay. Because I have dry skin, the penetration of the cream into my skin took awhile.

KIEHL’S™ Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado (RM 142, 14ml)

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Claim:

This luxurious eye cream gently moisturizes the eye area without migrating into the eyes. Perfect for use under eye makeup, it contains highly effective natural ingredients that provide essential daily hydration and protection. The eye area is left softer, suppler, and more youthful-looking.

Main Properties & Ingredients:

  • Avocado Oil: Restore the natural moisture of the skin with natural sources of amino acid proteins, vitamins A, D, E, and potassium
  • Cocoa Butter: Softens and lubricates the skin
  • Shea Butter: Protects skin from dehydration, restores skin’s suppleness, and improves the appearance of dry skin.

Benefits

This creamy preparation with Avocado Oil, gently moisturizes the delicate eye area. Our unique, concentrated texture does not migrate into your eyes. Ophthalmologist-Tested. Dermatologist-Tested.

Best for skin type: Dry, Sensitive

Verdict: Tbh, I’ve not tried this but it was a very close contender to the Origins Ginseng Eyecream. It was oozing ‘moisture’! But this leads me to the winner of the game –

KORA™ Organics Noni Radiant Eye OilRefreshing Eye Cream to Brighten and De-puff (RM 114, 10ml)

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Claim:

An organic eye treatment formulated to smooth, tone, and brighten the eye area for a youthful and radiant appearance—featuring a unique rose quartz roller ball applicator to provide a soothing experience, while also passing along the vibration of love to you.

Main Properties & Ingredients:

  • Kahai Oil: Natural retinol that improves elasticity to smooth the look of fine lines and crow’s feet.
  • Coffee Seed Oil: Supports natural circulation, awakens and reduces puffiness.
  • Tomato Fruit: Brightens skin around eye area and reduces the appearance of redness and inflammation.
  • Marine Bamboo Extract: Helps firm and tone the look of skin and improves the appearance of fine lines.

Benefits

Certified organic noni, tomato fruit, and marine bamboo extracts combine with kahai and coffee oils to awaken and brighten the delicate under-eye area. The formula softens fine lines and crow’s feet, helps reduce dark undereye circles, firms, and tones skin around the eye for a youthful appearance. It helps support circulation and reduces puffiness to brightens skin around the eye area and prepare for makeup application.

Best for skin type: Dry

Verdict: I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS TO THE FREAKING MOON AND BACK. So my sister told me to check this out this line from Miranda Kerr (yes, she’s the ex Victoria Secret supermodel who was married to Orlando Bloom) – she has a skincare line called Kora. Kora prides itself for using only organic products that WORK. At first, I was afraid because it was an oil and some oils, used under the eyes can cause ‘melia’ – little white dots on the undereye. After reading so many reviews and watching so many video testimonials, I decided to get it. Boy, I did not regret. First of all, it is a dream to blend into the skin, it doesnt feel oily and sticky. My undereyes feel so hydrated and smoother than a baby’s butt (touch a baby’s butt for reference).

Girls, ladies, gents, aliens, bugs – and the ingredients in the product are so exotic and it feels exotic. It ticked off three requirements in what I wanted out of my eyecare; puffiness, fine lines and dark circles. The unique Rose Quartz* roller ball applicator provides a soothing experience (I feel bougeeeeee). Give my undereyes all the good vibrations!

I bought the Kora Eye Oil in November 2018 and I still have 3/4 left. I would probably have to repurchase next year. Honestly, worth the money.

Eversince using it, I don’t have to wear concealer on a daily basis. I only use concealer for big events like weddings, dates or parties. It’s a life saver! I use this oil both night and day, and all I need is one swipe.

#nofilter needed at all! Look at my undereyes!

So obviously, the Kora Eye Oil is the winner for me!


How do I fit this into my skincare routine?

MORNING ROUTINE

  1. Cleanser
  2. Toner
  3. Eye Oil (Kora Eye Oil)
  4. Face Oil
  5. SPF

NIGHTTIME ROUTINE

  1. Cleanser
  2. Eye Oil
  3. Face Oil (Kora Eye Oil)
  4. Lip Balm/Mask

If you are interested, the Kora Eye Oil is sold in stores in Sephora Malaysia, it was sold online, but it was removed.

Have a great day, beautiful weirdos!

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Your Trophy Girl

You lust over her.

You crave her.

You desire her.

You think about her every day. In every way.

You get jealous when she’s with anyone but you.

You work so hard for her. You spend late nights & early mornings thinking about how to keep her in your arms.

You finally get her.

You admire her. You’re so proud of her. You tell everyone about her. You spend time just looking at her. You cherish her every day. You’re so happy with her.

Then you become possessive.

She’s not allowed to go out with other men even if they’ve been her friends since before she met you. She’s not allowed to wear ‘revealing’ clothes even when she feels beautiful. She’s not allowed to wear too much makeup even when she just wants to look pretty for you. She’s not allowed to question your actions even if it hurts her. She’s not allowed to be herself when she’s with your family or friends, as that was deemed not ‘proper’ behavior’ . She’s not allowed to use certain words you deem to be profanity. She’s not allowed to kiss or to even hold your hand when you’re in public because you’re afraid of what people might think.

All she wanted was to be everything you wanted her to be, your perfect girl. But she got tired. Tired of trying to live up to your constricting expectations of the ‘perfect girl’.

And now she’s gone. She’s not your trophy anymore.

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Iron Maiden: a Brave New World

Previously, someone asked me about my favourite @ironmaiden song, and this got me thinking and taking me way back to when I first started my long-admiration with this band. The title was a quote of William Shakespeare’s last play, The Tempest from 1612: “How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, that has such people in’t!”. This song is the heavy metal version, in small parts, comparable to Micheal Jackson’s – World Song. It depicts the pollution and corruption of the world, extinction of beautiful species. As you see, the album cover depicts Eddie’s menacing face (Eddie is the band’s mascot) in the stormy clouds over a futuristic London. In the posters for the tour accompanying the album, Eddie’s menacing face (now accompanied by long, claw-tipped hands) was now holding the Earth like a crystal ball.

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Iron Maiden was the first ‘rock-metal’ band I heard, and I was only 7 years old. I remember being in the car with my dad, and I would drum along on the dashboard as he would play this album in the car continuously, and I particularly fell in love with this song, Brave New World. I felt so many emotions, a sense of power and not being able to face a new horizon. It brings me back to times that were simpler and when family was a whole new meaning. The love for Iron Maiden became a family affair.

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A little background, Iron Maiden is a British heavy metal giant. The group’s inception 40 years ago, they have been one of the most successful heavy metal bands ever. Iron Maiden has never really enjoyed radio support, but they continue to be a stadium or arena act year after year. They have managed to build an international empire on their own.

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Let me be clear, IRON MAIDEN IS NOT A SATANTIC band. Iron Maiden has composed the types of songs that don’t rely on the quintessential sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll to fill lyrical expressions void of thought, passion and history. They have a way of involving mythology, mystery, and war in a way that keeps the listener interested and entertained all at once.

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UP THE IRONS

Highlight: Spectre, God of Vengeance

“Confront Evil.” That’s what they told me. For fifty years, that’s what I’ve done. And the world is no better. The world has become more perverse on its choice of evils. And I don’t even know why – The Spectre

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Jim Corrigan began his career as the Spectre in the early 1940s, when the hard-boiled police detective was murdered. Put into cement and thrown into the water by crime-boss Gat Benson, Jim Corrigan’s soul left his body and went on to the afterlife.

Instead of going into Heaven, his spirit refused to pass into the afterlife, and his rage was heard by the archangel Michael, who bonded his spirit to the spirit of God’s vengeance, the Spectre.

The Spectre uses his incredible divine powers to punish the truly wicked, usually ending his victim’s lives in creative and ironic ways. 

Recommended Movies:

DC Showcase: The Spectre (2010)

Wonder Woman (2017) Review

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Wonder Woman is not just the best superhero movie of the year, but it has also claimed its seat in the upper echelons of being one of the greatest superhero movies of all time. Her origin story itself unique to behold. The plot aspects of Diana Prince growing up in a secluded island filled with strong female Amazonian warriors and her participation and influence in World War I (although it was originally World War II in the comics) are portrayed in this movie in such a grandiose fashion that the the movie will be etched into the minds of viewers long after they leave the movie theatre.

Gal Gadot gives a rousing and charming performance as the titular hero, with Gal being able to explore a wider range of Wonder Woman’s personality that was absent in her brief but memorable appearance in Batman V Superman. You get to see how…

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When The Fire Burns Out – And You’re The Only One Holding The Torch

Falling in love is one of the most amazing experiences one can have in your lifetime. It is an incredible feeling – it almost feels like everything in the universe came together perfectly.

It strikes you like lightning. It knocks the air out of your lungs. And it’s the best feeling in the world.

But what happens when you feel it all slipping away?

You can feel the life slowly draining out of you – everyday, the light grows dimmer.

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You wonder where it all went wrong – What did I do? What did I say? Am I not enough anymore?

Your partner starts distancing away – but you play along and retract back into your shell as your insecurities start creeping back in.

This has never happened before – so you wait it out – you wait for your partner to notice the discerning difference in your relationship. Hoping they’ll approach you – but they don’t – so it goes on for days on end.

You can’t hold it anymore and you approach them – they admit to the change casually (but you wonder why they have not made it an importance)

They give you the excuses of you being too busy to talk or unapproachable (I thought if you really loved someone, you’d want to make this work and not give up halfway – no obstacles, no mountains – and all that)

You will make time for someone you love – regardless of how busy you are.

They start to reply slower to your texts, they hang out with their friends more often than they do with you, they stop calling you out or show any indication that they want to spend time with you.

But you want to stay positive – you want to make it work because you love them

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But what if they don’t ?

Things To Do When Your Boyfriend Is Taking Forever To Reply

1. Pluck your leg hair one by one – and unearth the smoothness of your leg like you’ve never felt before.

2. Stalk all his female followers on Instagram – and get insecure

3. Stalks all who liked his pictures on Instagram – and get even more insecure – don’t forget to bring this up later

4. Make a playlist for breaks up – must have : Happy Ending – Avril Lavinge

5. Edit a selfie you took 2 years ago to be posted on Instagram as a #tb – then delete it after a few minutes because your realized why you didn’t post it in the beginning anyways

6. Miraculously, gains motivation to do some exercise, and gets distracted by Social Media while still wearing your work out clothes

7. Starts looking through old chats and randomly text old friends – then realize why you stopped talking to them in the first place

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8. Starts cleaning room because you saw a picture of a minimalist’s room – but realize you’re emotionally attached to everything – even to that wondering dust bunny at the corner of the room

9. Browse through online shopping websites and add stuff to your wish list cause you know you can never afford but putting it in the wishlist feels like hope

10. Or actually buys stuff and regrets it the next day – so you calculate how much you need to survive on for the next month.

11. Advises your best friend (whose still single) to never ever get a boyfriend – comes up with a top 10 to date list for her

12. Cuts hair – because it feels like you’re cutting away the pain – but REGRETS because now you’re ugly

13. Look through pictures of men and think about everything glorious you will do to them – (CENSORED)

14. Realize that you need to go and clean the fish tank – but the fish is all dead – so you just sit there reflecting on how dead your relationship is now

15. Takes a nap – for 3 years and wake up in another dimension

16. Watches make up tutorials – and starts making lists of stuff you need to buy but will never use

17. Try on clothes and have a random photoshoot in your room

18. Streams a series to binge watch again – Friends, One Tree Hill

19. Organize your clothes – and rediscover tops/dresses you thought was lost forever

20. Starts learning the guitar via Youtube videos – so you can play and sing U2 – With Or Without and pour your feelings of abandonment into your playing

21. Throws phone on bed and makes it silent so when he texts, you won’t feel the urge to text

22. Starts retweeting everything relatable on twitter about relationships

23. Then realizes you’ll become independent woman and rule the world, and starts tweeting feministic quotes

24. Writes an entire blog on things to do when your boyfriend takes forever to reply

 – Just calm down, he’s probably asleep or playing DOTA

Movies vs Books: The Limitation of Imagination

Great read!

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Books always seem to get the nod over movies when it comes to the debate regarding which of the two art forms is more adept at telling a story to the audience that is consuming it. The main point argued, which always seems to give the upper hand to books, is the wonderful sense of imagination a book can make you conjure up while reading.

Most people are more comfortable with their own imaginations in order to visualize the progression of the book’s narrative. The physical appearance of the characters, the various settings and the atmosphere of the events portrayed in the book all originate from our personal creative vision, and that vision breeds endless possibilities of the depiction of a single scenario in a book, which avid readers would claim is the factor that ultimately makes reading a book more special compared to watching a movie.

And in truth…

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