I wonder, what made me abandon my Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF 42 PA ++? I can't think of any reasons.

Picked it up again a couple of days ago, and it performs so well! Good, even coverage, natural finish, long wear, and the color matches my skin. While I had other, more expensive foundations that I thought were amazing, there was always something small amiss with them: one slips off my slightly oily nose during the day, the other clings to and consequently emphasizes dry patches and flaky skin... Not any of these problems with this one!

I love to change it up sometimes, but after test driving a bunch of new products, I guess I always come back to my classics, and this BB cream is definitely one of them.

Tennis – Mean Streets

Huge fan of Tennis! The music duo, not the sport.
Trying to sell my camera on ebay at the moment. Hope the price goes way up so I can afford my new camera comfortably. I have my eyes set on a particular one already and am looking forward to it a lot! If the reviews can be trusted, it's supposed to be the best around for its price.

Blue cheese

I can't think of good outfits at the moment.

April 2014 playlist

Just noticed that I haven't posted this month's playlist yet. So here it is:



Enjoy!

Five unconventional beauty hacks

I am creative when it comes to "abusing" my beauty stash.

#1. – Clear brow mascara to tame short hair sticking out!
You know the problem. When our hair breaks off and grows out, it sticks out all around our heads because it's too short to lay down. For me, this got out of control due to my bleaching, so I used a clear brow mascara to 'glue' them onto my head.

#2. – Ignore brush descriptions!
I love make up brushes, but I realized early on that sometimes brushes work better for purposes they're not officially sold for. For instance, gel liner and lip brushes are completely interchangeable in my personal opinion. Powder brushes can be great for buffing out liquid and cream foundation as long the resistance of the bristles allows so. Blending brushes for eye shadow work well to dab concealer onto spots.

#3. – Liquid highlighter is great for glowing skin!
This is one of my most favorite things to do: apply liquid highlighter all over the face! Either alone, as a make up base or mixed with my foundation or BB cream. This will give the skin a nice, radiant glow which makes the skin appear more even and healthy.

#4. – Body lotion or cream to give hair structure!
I started using moisturizer as hair cream way back in high school. This will tame fly-away hair, and give your layered cut structure. Unless you really slather it on, moisturizer will not end up being greasy, but feel light and natural, so it's perfect.

#5. – Disinfectant as deodorizer!
The smell under our armpits is produced when our sweat is broken down by bacteria. A simple way to kill those and the smell with them is to use disinfectant. A great deodorizer substitute in cases you didn't bring any with you. A helpful trick for summer.

Now that I've given you a few ideas on how to find new uses for your beauty products, feel free to add a few hacks of your own in the comments section if you have any. I'm always open to learn more!

Clean



Pretty into these looks.

Review: Maybelline Master Drama Khol Liner

At first glance, this seems like a winner product: Swatched on the back of my hand, the pencil glides on like butter, leaving a true ultra black line, and after the color sets, it doesn't budge, just fades without smearing despite rubbing.

Argh!! Don't you hate it when you're out and run into someone you know on the street, then you come home and look in the mirror and realize you've run around with panda eyes and looked so ugly!?!? Well, I certainly do -_- PANDA EYES MAKE ME FURIOUS!!!

Wishlist Wednesday: White

I'm thinking that for summer, I like the idea of going pure white. Just imagining it makes me happy.

And, yes, you're right, I'm apparently not into color much.

#1. – Two-piece set from Pixiemarket.
#2. – Top by H&M.
#3. – Shorts by ASOS.

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Can we play a game?

Leave a comment on this post listing five things you associate with my style and/or my blog, what you think they say about myself as a person. There's nothing to win here, I'm really just curious!

The best men's fashion inspiration tumblrs

If you're into good style, I recommend the following tumblrs:

#1. – Les Freres Joachim is a blog about just that, two brothers by the surname Joachim. Sharp cuts, impeccable fits, smart outfits, and an absolute perfect sense of style.

#2. – Man's Guilt is a blog about men's fashion and lifestyle. It features everything from urban, quirky, to smart, focussing on details, and good style in general.

#3. – The People Purple is a Korean street fashion blog and not just about men's fashion per se. But the men's styles on here are so good. This should definitely be on your radar.
As an introvert, I have no problem with spending time alone. However, at one point during the day, I need a meaningful exchange with someone, or otherwise I'll feel lonely. I think this is the introvert's dilemma. Can't be with nor without other people.

Skins



I'm obsessed with clear, natural looking, dewy skin.

Gray matter

It's only when you take mirror outfit pictures that you notice how dirty your mirror is.

CHEAP earrings

In love with these earrings!

I am always looking for nice earrings, but I have become so incredibly picky about accessories. I like big statement fashion jewelry, things that catch your eye.

These are golden metallic, hoops, and therefore somewhat tacky, but in this funny ironic way – especially because they spell out CHEAP. Ha ha ha, right? Also, they jingle and bling bling so nicely. Yup, I really like them!

Currently testing

Bought three new things this week: the NYX HD Studio Photogenic Finishing Powder, the Maybelline Master Drama Khol Liner, and the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil. Will put all these to the test! They're all getting rave reviews on the internet. I am looking forward to see if the hypes are justified. Some reviews of my own are soon in order.
I'm not very social, as in, I prefer to spend time alone, or with only M. But when I make an effort to go out and do stuff with people, at one point they'll always disappoint me. Is it because my expectations are too high, or is it because I'm too strict? I guess both are one and the same thing anyway.

My weekend plans

  • Try this make up technique 
  • Check H&M (I want to try this blouse)
  • Have burgers
  • Attending the Distant Worlds: music from Final Fantasy concert, which I bought tickets for back in December!