Friday, September 12, 2014

Louis Vuitton Epi 6 Ring Keyholder Cles Review

Masters thesis submitted - I am officially finished with Business School. I am now at an awkward stage of being a full-time job-hunter and a part-time fashion blogger. Sorry for the hiatus, I am back with my second Louis Vuitton review ever. Hope you guys enjoy this!

Do let me know if you have any questions regarding this item, and I will get back to you ASAP.

I solemnly swear to post more frequently.

Monday, July 14, 2014

I know, I know.

I'm the worst fashion blogger ever.

Blame Business School and its neediness.

Entry coming soon, I promise.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

NARS Eye Makeup: Two Easy Day-Time Looks

Basically, I have been swarmed with assignment deadlines, dissertation work and job interviews lately, on top of ridiculous sleep patterns (thanks to NBA Playoffs games that start at 2 am) - my life is pretty much all work and little play. I felt like I was in a rut, so I randomly thought it was probably about time I learned one thing or two about make-up; my excuse was that it would be required when I land my first proper job anyways, so why not start now? Little did I know, using my eyes as canvases could be so fun; this is exactly how I see make-up: it's art.

In this post, I'm going to showcase two simple day-time looks created with NARS products.

Look 1: The Just-Dramatic-Enough Look (professionally done by NARS make-up artists)

A look created by the NARS make-up artists
Please bear with me, I'm as shocked as you to see myself in make-up. In all honesty, I still prefer the way I look without make-up, but this "art project" is such a great procrastination tool. So the above look is created using the following NARS products:

Pandora Duo Eye Shadow Palatte, Eyeshadow Primer & Abbey Road Eyeliner
Step 1: Apply a small amount of eyeshadow primer on eyelids.
Step 2: Pat (don't paint!) the white all over eyelid and near the inner eye corners.
Step 3: Use a smaller brush to pat the black at the outer eye corners.
Step 4: Use a blending brush to softly rub (or blend) the two colors together, pushing the black towards the inner eye corners, until eyeshadow appears grey.
Step 5: Finish with navy blue eyeliner at the waterline.

She also put the NARS Illuminator and a bit of lipgloss on me, but I don't really think the Illuminator makes that much of a difference (for that price anyway). 

Look 2: The 5-Minute I'm-In-A-Hurry Look

No eye-shadow needed!
I think I've found my day-to-day routine: eyeliners and eyeliners only. The trick here is the experimentation with colors, which is the reason why I enjoy playing with make-up. I have simply applied a navy blue eyeliner at my upper lashlines and I "winged" it out a tiny bit; then, I applied a light green eyeliner at my waterlines. I haven't put on any eyeshadow but as you can see, this look is making a statement as it is.

If you are experienced with eyeliners, this will literally take you five minutes (or less). I'm definitely going to try out different colored eyeliners to create different looks - this is literally my latest obsession. At this rate, I will never be able to save up for my Louis Vuitton Alma BB.

Abbey Road Eyeliner and Barrow Street Eyeliner

I hope my first beauty entry has been okay, if you have any questions about any of the products that I've used here, do leave me a comment and I will get back to you ASAP!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Style Diary: Manchester Shopping Spree

This was the day when I released all the stress built-up from business school...

Trafford Center
For those of you who aren't familiar with the U.K., there's one thing worth noting before you come over to shop - we don't have that many shopping malls here. Instead, we have "high streets" full of shops, where we usually get soaked because they are obviously outdoor and the U.K. (or at least Glasgow) is notoriously wet. Therefore, whenever I do go to a huge shopping mall such as Manchester's Trafford Center, I go mad; it is very much a luxury to have shops and restaurants under one roof.

Moreover, Manchester is probably second to London when it comes to shopping; it is close enough to Scotland and has tons of shops that Scotland doesn't have (Ahem, Victoria's Secret, Selfridges, anyone?). Yes, I'm trying to justify the horror you are going to witness below, my wallet was not happy at all, but at least I was!

There's also a Lego Discovery Center in the mall for all you Lego freaks (I am one) out there!
Hoxton Monument Coat, Basso Tee, Biker Leather Skirt, Bonny Cuban Boot (all by AllSaints)
Louis Vuitton Pochette Accessoires NM
I wanted to be comfortable that day, since I knew there would be tons of walking. Hence, I wore all my trusty favorites; I did not mean to wear head-to-toe AllSaints but I guess they really are my staple pieces. Again, I cannot recommend the AllSaints Hoxton Monument Coat enough; it's simply perfect all-year-round in the UK because it's lightweight, yet very substantial and well-made. In the colder months, you can easily layer knitwear underneath to keep warm.

Yes, I know I went all-black again (no, it wasn't intentional) - apologies to those color fanatics out there. However, I do like that it makes my Louis Vuitton Pochette Accessoires NM stand out; the spotlight instantly goes to it since the rest of my outfit is dark.

The Damage (I swear it wasn't as bad as it looked!)

You know, I have been very active on the Purse Forum and I have been following Louis Vuitton reviews on Youtube recently. This is merely an idea but I might do reviews on my LV items on here. We'll see. Anyways, I've got more miscellaneous photos from this shopping spree after the jump. Check them out!

More photos this way...