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BACK TO SCHOOL

Posted in Fashion by thisisanexperiment on August 16, 2010

My Back To School outfit. Heels because they make one feel better & more confident…always.

I didn’t have time to use my camera and do an outfit shot proper, so I snapped a quick one on my iPhone during the class break.

I’m wearing my new asos waist-tie harem pants, Nine West ankle booties, random black MNG top, thrifted silver jacket, and gifted silver necklace. It’s my first time wearing harem pants and I must say I’m happy I finally found the right one. I hated all the others that I had tried on (in my attempt to buy harem pants).

P.S, Robinson’s is having a sale at the Expo (Hall 4) until 22 August 2010.

While the boyfriend seemed to have a fantastic time loading up on adidas gear, spending eons checking out business shirts (even checking out the same shirt twice, after he had already put in the shopping bag), and then spending tonnes of time on bedsheets, I found the sale alittle meh for me clothes-wise.

There is a modest range of Nine West, Steve Madden and J.Loshoes (I spotted some pairs which I already own) going at affordable prices (think SGD50 onwards), and I suppose you could stock up on undies from Triumph.

The real value, I felt, lies in its discounted cosmetics & skincare. Notable brands available were Maybelline, L’Oreal, Paul & Joe, elf, etc. I used the opportunity to stock up on a couple of essentials. My haul:

  • L’Oreal Superliner- SGD12.90 (U.P SGD18.90)
  • Maybelline Magnum Volume Express Mascara- SGD 12.90 (U.P SGD18.90)
  • L’Oreal UV Perfect SPF 30 Matte- SGD14.05 (U.P SGD21.00 or so)
  • Paul & Joe Lip Lacquer- SGD 19.00 (U.P ???)

Bought the gloss cause I finally found the perfect natural shade for my skin tone. It’s pretty lasting as well and a little goes a long way so there’s no need to overdose on the gloss.

What are your make-up & skin-care must haves?

Also, I am contemplating moving to tumblr. Unfotunately, thisisanexperiment.tumblr is already taken. I’ve yet to figure out how to do a blogroll on tumblr, so for the moment, the move is on hold. Does anyone know how to do a blogroll on tumblr?

Or maybe I’ll only move to tumblr once my upload space has been used up.

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RECENT BUYS

Posted in Fashion by thisisanexperiment on July 13, 2010

I’ve been staying away from making big purchases, in my attempt to save money. That’s right, no bags, shoes or clothes (so far). It’s taking its toll on me, I swear. It is so hard.

But I recently checked out Topshop’s new makeup collection (if you didn’t know, it’s in stores and has been since last week).

The make up range at Ion’s Topshop has almost been wiped out but I managed to pick up an eyeshadow trio. The colours are lovely, strong, vibrant and most of all, pretty darn affordable. With an additional (10%?) discount from my Topshop card, the trio cost me only SGD17.

I would have bought more, but like I said- saving.

Additional purchase was my SGD11 Forever 21 ring.

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Also, annoyed at Reebonz’s 100% Indulgence sale. Some sale, it’s got rescheduled twice already and I never had such a hard time adding a damn item to my shopping cart before.

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Put your Face on

Posted in Beauty by thisisanexperiment on February 6, 2009

What does make-up and cosmetics mean to you? Whether it’s part of your daily routine, or only something you bother with on special occasions, make-up is something that helps you to play a role -whether its classy like Audrey Hepburn, or edgier- or express yourself and your identity, I believe.

My daily look is centralised on the simple swipe of liquid eyeliner, exaggerated cat-eye flick and all. But lately, with everyone drawing the same cat eye, and after almost a year of the cat-eye on almost a daily basis, I have grown weary of it.

Which has prompted this search for a new ‘look’! These are some of the looks that I’m very very attracted to.

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Twiggy, style icon of the ’60s , has this look as a trademark. The lower lashes are actually not lower lashes at all, but drawn onto her skin with eyeliner! Apparently, she takes up to an hour to complete her eye make-up! Now that’s dedication.
I love how the pop of colours work so well with both those with fairer skin and darker skin tones!

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I shall attempt all these one day. Although I’d probably save the last one for a party or something.

What about you guys? Is variety the spice of life? Or would you rather stick to your routine 100%?

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