UuuUuu Gardenia

Was driving home one day when the super old school Gardenia theme song came on the radio.

Doesn’t it just bring back memories?

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Did my own version lol.

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Disclaimer: NO I AM NOT SLOW I WORK SO FAST IT AMAZES ME EVERYDAY! Sometimes I don’t even have time to go pee T.T

Konad Stamping Nail Art

Nail painting being my thing, I fell in love with the Konad Stamping Nail Art the minute I saw it – at one of those stalls along The Walk at the Curve.

Bought a starter set for RM76, which is definitely not cheap, but I found out that they sell their stuff online too at a slightly cheaper price so at least I’ll be able to stock up on colors =)

1. Stamp and scraper.
2. Special nail art polish (you can’t use ordinary nail polish apparently).
3. Nail art template (engraving).
4. Special nail art top coat (to make it look 3D konon).
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And here’s how to stamp your nails:

First of all, you MUST start off with nicely shaped nails, otherwise it’ll just look messy and amateurish. For those of you who usually can’t be bothered to file your nails, WHAT ON EARTH ARE YOU THINKING?

(My poor nails have turned yellow from all the cheap polish I use sobs)

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Paint your nails with any regular nail polish, making sure it’s nowhere near the same shade as your stamping polish color. I find that solid colors work a lot better than shimmer/sparkly polish as the nail art doesn’t have to compete to stand out.

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Select a design you want and, very quickly, paint over it with the stamping polish.

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Make sure you have a really thick coat of polish or else you’ll lose the detail of the template. Now is not the time to be stingy, people.

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Using the scraper, quickly and smootly scrape away all excess polish from the surface. They advice using a 45 degree angle, but wtf how to measure angle? Anyhow also can la.

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The remaining polish left in the crevices of the template will form your nail art.

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Here’s the tricky part.

Use a smooth, QUICK, pressing motion to roll the stamper over the template. The stamping polish will then adhere to the stamper with the design intact.

If you haven’t been firm or quick enough, the design will only partially adhere, or you may find that some small details have been lost.

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With the same rolling motion, press the stamper over your nail to transfer the polish. Note that the design will be in a mirror image (duh) and that you have to be a bit careful about where you place the bulky stamper. As you can tell, I’m still a noob at this.

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You MUST clean the template every time you use it. Just splash a few drops of nail polish remover onto the template and use the stamper to swipe a cotton pad over it instead of using your fingers, so you don’t accidentally get gunk on your nails.

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Lastly, paint a thick layer of top coat to supposedly 3D-fy the design. I don’t find the 3D effect particularly amazing, but it does serve to intensity the color and make the design stand out.

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And there you have it.

This actually took me several tries before I had the technique worked out, so if you don’t get it right the first time, don’t fret.

But if you do… haiya my coordination memang sucks anyway.

I feel so CONNECTED!

After several months of exasperatedly trying to use the stupid LG Chocolate with its super stiff keypad (breaking a few nails in the process), I finally decided it was time to upgrade.

Thanks to the Federal Government of Malaysia for contributing RM500 =)

Fell in love with the Sony Ericsson X10 Mini the very first time I saw it!

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It’s like the CUTEST and the SMALLEST Android touch screen phone out there and it’s sooooooooooo ME! woots.

Purchased for RM760 (AP Set) from Summit. Actually the normal black colored one was only RM740, but I had to pay an extra RM20 to get it in pink. Conmen la these people!

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The battery cover is a graded pink – I wish it was just a plain solid color tho. This looks like it’s a bit faded.

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Also traded in my old LG Chocolate for only RM70 sobs. But cannot complain la cause I paid like 30 pounds for it (refurbished set – no wonder the keypad so cibai la).

However, I’ve come to realize Android phones require quite a bit of IQ to use. Took me like 5 hours to discover how to switch from the Chinese keypad to the regular one wtf!

Should add a statement on the box:
WARNING: Not for stupid people.
Oh but then lidat means I cannot use wor. Boo.

Nvm.

Most important is it’s Cute & Pink.

I want to fat hao.

Celaka.

I think I’m really gonna have to plonk down RM79 for the Mircoz Lash Extender cause no matter how hard I try, my sensitive eye (or eyelids?) just can’t stand false lashes.

At first, the skeptic in me was like, Uh Huh like I’m gonna pay 80 bucks for black lint.
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Mircoz vs Normal Mascara (photo curi from someone’s blog). It undoubtedly works, if you have no reservations on spending 15 minutes piling on 517364 layers of the stuff.
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Bummer. My RM60 never-used-before Shu Uemura falsies are just gonna rot away. Anybody want to buy? heh.

Other things I bought recently:

Dry shampoo, for the days when I need to work til 10pm (sobs!).
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Kerastase RM65 (bought online teehee, normal price about RM75-80). And Watson’s cute “side sealed” facial puffs, which means the puff won’t tear to bits when you drag it across your face.
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The best lip balm I’ve ever used! From Estee Lauder.
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Bought the cute pouch to store my what-nots which makes changing handbags so much easier!
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Bought another in pink, but tak sampai hati use yet wtf.
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OMG is this the cutest dress ever or what??!!
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Something purple for Kah Yie’s purple-themed ROM (that’s registration of marriage, you ding dongs) =)))
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Silver glitter to mix into my nail polish (I’m frugal so I’ve started mixing my own colors from the ones I already have heh) plus what I thought was a top coat but turned out to be cuticle oil boos.
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And the most unnecessary thing of all: H2O goodies. They were down to RM49.50 from RM99!
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Random photos:

Don’t you just *LOVE* his chin ass HAHAHAHAHA I wish it was deeper, can be like Ben Affleck hahaha!
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Congrats on the 1 year anniversary!!! ❤
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Breakfast in Seremban; went there for our BTN (Bina Tatanegara no idea what that means wtf).
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OMG don’t you miss paying RM3 for a bowl of noodles??
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Overexposed shot of Kedai Siew Pow Asia/Siew Pow Master.
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He likes pointing hor damn ah pek.
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Indonesian maid busy preparing the dough.
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Siew Pow Master at work – making mooncakes.
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Garfield mooncakes wth.
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Celebrated a colleague’s birthday. Super delish cake from Just Heavenly in Jaya 1.
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My boss (in blue) looks so kepoh and cuteee omg I love her!
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ze end.

Great. There goes my sexy hand.

Was recently lemming for a new hand cream to keep on my office desk, and since I couldn’t afford Crabtree & Evelyn on my measly salary (cough), I turned to the self-proclaimed “natural” Korean brand Skinfood.

Purchased the Gold Apple Hand Balm (RM25.90) cause the scent was delish and the packaging was too cute for words.

Really inconvenient (being a tub instead of a tube which is just an ‘e’s worth of difference wtf lame), but still, too cute!

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Balm was wokay, sunk in pretty quick, but scent turned out to be a bit sickly and it didn’t really moisturize much.

Used it constantly for 3 days and waddaya know.

Shit happened.

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Discovered tiny skin-coloured little bumps ALL OVER my palm! Like seriously, all over!

Sadly, my dingdong camera/self failed to capture the full magnitude of this disastrous travesty wtf. Oh wellz.

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At first glance, you would think it was an allergy right?

However, the bumps aren’t red or itchy or inflamed in any way plus they’re strangely only on my right hand.

Another speculation is that it’s due to friction from driving cause I use my right hand to hold the steering wheel. And the side of my palm has loads of bumps cause it rubs against the paper when I’m writing. Perfectly logical, no?

A third, and ever so slightly inane explanation, is that my steering wheel is crawling with bacteria which happen to lurves ze apple flavór hence an infection wtf.

Action Plan:
To perform a rechallenge test to confirm if it is indeed the fault of SKINFOOD YOU BASTARD!

Rechallenge test:
To stop using SKINFOOD YOU BASTARD until the ohsosexy bumps subside, and then reintroduce it. If the bumps resurface, a causative relationship is thus confirmed.

And the worse thing about Skinfood is that they don’t include a list of ingredients on their labels, so really, they could be mashing up tiny little puppies into body lotion and covering up with some delicate scent called “Sunkissed Strawberry” for all we know (this is not a joke, my working experience has taught me that it’s an evil world out there kids).

Puppies are natural what.

Shun’s 24th @ JyoRaku

As usual, without fail, Shun requested for her birthday dinner to be held at some Jap place. Again. Geez. At least we can say she’s consistent! Consistently eating the same stuff. Consistently late. Consistently not charging her handphone. Lolz.

Anyhuu, we were supposed to dine at Rakuzen at SS15 (I think it’s actually SS16, but since SS15 is more famous, everyone thinks it’s SS15 wtf) but since Uncle Alfie wasn’t around nobody thought of making reservations and we ended up getting booted out.

But since we’re such quick thinkers (yupyup), we bounced next door to Jyo Raku!

Which lo and behold, is an exact photostat copycat ciplak-ed version of Rakuzen!!! The sliding door looked exactly the same and had the same “press here to open” automatic button thingy. Presumably to con patrons into thinking they were in Rakuzen, me thinks. Even the toilets were in the same place haha.

Photos:

Bilin and Birthday Girl Shun.
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Unprepared faces.
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Edm and I.
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Edm and I and the expensive food huuhuu T_T
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Shun was damn greedy and ordered a humongous RM60 bento set!
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Yun said the white walls made for an ugly background, so I did some ‘redecorating’.
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I don’t know them. They’re just furniture.
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Yen totally unprepared.
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And after that I know she sengaja asked me to hold the camera instead so that MY face would be the fat one wth.
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Yen, Bilin and Shun.
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Ahem what’s going on here?
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Are they:
1. Strangling Bilin?
2. Trying to save Bilin from choking???
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Edm likes taking pics of girls in the bathtub wtf.
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Worthy of FB profile pic.
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Check out Bilin’s face when Yun tried to make her zhao kong bwahaha!
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHUN!

May we not have to eat Japanese again next year!

Norwegian Fisherman Have It GOOOOD!

I’ve always been on the look out for a good hand cream – one that has minimal stickiness plus a goooood dose of moisturization (is this a proper word?).

Tried Nivea, St Ives, L’Occtupus etc and all were BAH.

Recently, during one of the many hours which I spent staring at beauty products lined up on Watson’s shelves (I work there ahem), I decided to pick up Neutrogena’s Norwegian Formula Hand Cream.

The only active ingredient I can spot is a mega dose of glycerin.

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This isn’t a new product; in fact I’ve know about it for years and years. Just never got down to buying it cause I was always under the impression that it was costly. Which it is not btw. Or maybe I was just a lot poorer back then heh.

Original price was about RM12++, but thanks to the ongoing Watson’s sale, I bagged it for RM10.80.

The ONLY hand cream which wants to be associated with fishermen.
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You know they’ve done REAL testing when the label specifies “17 hours” of moisturization, instead of simply falsely claiming to last 24 hours or things like that.

On top of that, they claim that you can use it on elbows, knees, face and LIPS. Now, that got me excited. Instead of paying RM8.88 for 4g of Palmer’s sucky Cocoa Butter lipbalm (which I recently did), why not pay RM10.80 for a whopping 56g of hand cream which multitasks as lipbalm? SCORE!

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The texture is like a thick gel (I would say sperm-like teehee) and the scent is yucky. Better get the scent-free version if you plan on using this on your lips. And you only need a tiny bit – they claim that one tube lasts 200 applications.

This is my thumb, all icky with dry skin.
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And this is my thumb after using the hand cream.
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I used the cream overnight on my hands and lips, and although the cream was dried up by the next morning, my lips and hands were totally soft and the dry skin was gone!

Aside from discovering my Holy Grail hand cream, I also found a new cheapo nail polish which wants to make me throw away all my Elianto, Revlon, The Face Shop and Sally Hansen polish away.

After one coat – smooth and almost opaque.
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Sasatinnie – from Sasa. Yeah, the name is a tad silly.
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Priced at RM8.90 (before sales), it’s almost double the price of the dirt cheap RM5 Elianto ones. But it’s waaaay worth it. The brush is small and short, which makes it much easier to control. The formulation is pigmented and fluid, so it goes on smoothly.

Two wonderful discoveries woots.

SCORE!

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