Maybe I cheated a little and threw the LOTD mention into the header to keep this post semi-beauty relevant.
Either ways, there is a LOTD mention but also a sum up / round up of some stuff going on in life and a funny happening at the simple birthday dinner yesterday.
So... first a quick 'life mention'. I never broadcasted this but some of my makeup pals might know.
I have moved in with the fiance, moving over to his place with his family that is. For a couple of reasons, one of which, probably to accustom myself first, since I will have to eventually? And another is that it is more convenient for me to get to work and home from his place.
Hence, that would explain all the makeup moving I have talked about and the new backgrounds you see in some of my LOTD posts.
But point being for this mention, I got to head home-home over the start of the weekend and just stay the night, somewhat a little birthday privilege. As simple as that may seem, it was really nice to be home again with my family and all in the environment I spent most of my life at. Thankfully I didn't have to pack much since I didn't move my whole life over to the fiance's place and have everything that I would need at home.
To prepare for dinner, I simply carted over the basic stuff (foundation, brows, mascara I'm loving now) and rummaged through my home-stash for the rest.
Here's what I brought over:
- Biore Aquarich UV SPF 50 PA+++
- Canmake Pressed Powder (in shade 02)
- 0kuma Undereye Concealer (in shade 01)
- MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer (in NC20)
- Urban Decay Primer Potion, housed in Clinique jar
- Kpalette Lasting 2 Way Eyebrow in 01
- Maquillage Brow Wax in 77
- Black Eyeshadow (to set liner)
- CLIO Professional Brush Liner in Black, buried below
- Helena Rubinstein Lash Feline Macara Waterproof
I brought along a couple of brushes too but nothing fancy and really simple basic ones.
- 2 x ELF Blending Brushes (looove these and they are so inexpensive)
- 1 ELF Crease Brush
- 1 brandless fluffy blending brush
- 1 artstore brush (to set my liner)
Okay... maybe after listing it down it does seem like a lot but it's a lot in a compact manner. I managed to squeeze and fit all these into my trusted Lancôme makeup pouch.
From home, these are the items that I fished out to use
- Models Prefer eyepalette (from a pal in Australia)
- LA Girl Platinum Blush in Semi-sweet
- Everyday Minerals Yard Sale blush (used as a highlighter)
- Anna Sui eyelash curler
- Essence of Beauty blush brush (from the duo)
The unseen-unmentioned items would be skincare, body lotion, makeup remover and all that, which I thankfully have at home.
Makeup-wise, I didn't find something to my liking to contour with so I did what I haven't done in awhile - contour with blush!
I must say I really like the effect. So maybe my tan-ish blush shades will get a couple of uses now!
I never mentioned anything about lips but I have on Lancôme's Rouge in Love in 365N, something I dug out from my makeup touch-up bag. So that's technically a cheat sneak but goes to show I have enough lip products dumped in there from neutrals to 'bolds' that I need not fret to bring a lip item along.
Here's a close up at the eyelook, though it's really nothing to shout about. Yet another neutral, yes.
The shades that I used from the palette:
Shots were all taken with my iphone so they aren't super fab but good enough representation shots!
Speaking of phones.... I have somewhat announced it on my instagram but thanks to my parents, I may be (as my friend calls it) switching over to the 'dark side'.
In truth, I have been eyeing the S3 for a good while now. It doesn't help that my dad and the fiance are both Samsung Note users and trust me, my dad is very good at selling a product so this has been on my mind. I still love Apple but I have gotten a little bored with the iPhone, plus the whole customizable point of the android platform is extremely alluring!
Well, I'm talking this much but still holding on to my iPhone because... having to switch over your whole life from one phone to another is quite a process!
Anyhoo, I'll do it eventually and would be fab if Android users out there recommend apps or little neat tricks to learn! I am a total android noob.
Last but not least, to end it off in a rather comical happening. I love Japanese food and opted to have simple dinner with both families at Yayoiken, which the boy was constantly raving about.
When it came to cake-cutting, they gave us cute little side-dish plates instead of flat plates and we actually ate cake with chopsticks! They said they didn't have forks... which I kind of doubt but eitherways, it makes for a fun memory - cake with chopsticks...
So that's my loooong post summing up a couple of things from a look to what's going on with my life right now. This weekend sure was fun and I wasted spent a good part of Sunday just slacking and lazing around.
I think it's harder to recover from a fun-filled / slacked out weekend as opposed to a busy and bustling one! Either ways, hope everyone doesn't get the Monday Blues tomorrow!
Thanks for reading and thanks everyone for the birthday wishes via Instagram, Facebook or Twitter! I truly appreciate it all :)