Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Vlog - Week Of Tezza #1

So I decided to vlog about random parts of my day and put it into a summary video at the end of the week, but I realised I talk to much, so this is already 10 minutes and its 2 days. So it'd be pretty long if I did it for the entire week. This is pretty much like a test video. If you guys like it, lemme know, cos then I'll make more! If not...then I had fun talking to myself. LOL jokes.


Saturday, January 28, 2012

11 Questions Tag - Round 2

You might have seen my previous 11Q tag a few months ago (what, has it really been a few months zomg time flies) BUT here's another set of questions, cos I know you guys like seeing personal posts :)
I forgot to add 11 things about me in the last tag so I shall do so now.

1. I have a little blanket that I still kind of sleep with, hehe. It stays on my bed all the time and even when it's hot, I still hug it and if my air con is on during the night, it's what I use to cover my body with LOL. I've had this blanket ever since I was a few months old. It's got rips and holes but I still love and sleep with it.

2. I have never paid for a sandwich loaf of bread in my entire life. I get free bread single day. My dad has been in the bread delivering business even before I was born and so I get free bread from Buttercup, which houses the likes of Mighty Soft and Helgas.

3. I'm a bit of a tear jerker. I wasn't as emotional as say, a few years ago, but yeah I feel like I'm much more sensitive to a lot of things. Like you know those reality tv shows ESPECIALLY THE BIGGEST LOSER, omg seriously, me = crying. I'm such a wuss LOL.

4. I hate chilli. I can't take it :(

5. I've never been interstate except a school excursion to Canberra. I've been overseas 8 times though. But only to Vietnam LOL. I have no relatives in America.

6. I always set my alarm half an hour before the actual time I physically have to get up. So if I need to get up at 7am, I set it to 6:30. Time for me to snooze and stretch, and by the time half an hour is over, I don't feel as tired.

7. I actually check my email and twitter within that half an hour before I wake up LOL.

8. I love reading. I'm a speed reader. If I come across a book I like, I'm pretty much absorbed in it for the entire day (if time permits) and I usually finish an average sized novel in about 1-2 days.

9. I'm under 60kg. Yay. I want to keep it that way lol. I'm trying to lose weight this year, since I am turning 21 and I wanna look good :(

10. I almost always wear leggings/tights. I'm not a jean person at all... Leggings are so comfortable, wear it with long shirts, long cardis, boots or flats. Suits my style.

11. I drool when I sleep LOL ok. Just a little.



Here's Sue's questions for me to answer :)

1. What show are you embarrassed to admit you watch?
I'm not really embarrased to admit, but I do watch the News, and omg Letters and Numbers cos my dad loves that show LOL. I like watching those random cooking shows on SBS/ABC and those fishing shows too where they catch those big fishes and they're all screaming like WHOA OMG BIG FISH! I also like watching documentaries!

If you could be friends with one famous person, dead or alive, who would you choose? 
Omg any korean popstar. The list is way too long. Like G-Dragon or Tiffany from SNSD.

How many nail polishes do you own?
Just counted, 84. Still growing :)

Savoury or sweet?
Savouryyyy! Salt over sugar LOL

Do you have any weird habits?
It's not really weird but I check the weather all the time. ALL THE TIME. I always know the weather :) And if its raining on that day that I plan to go out, I change my plans to another day.

Okay, my cousin just told me another one.
"you wrap peices of clothing/fabric around your finger to test if it would be a good colour to add to your nail polish collection"
THIS IS TRUE LOL. If I see a colour of a shirt I like on someone (I know, not a stranger LOL), I get like a corner of their shirt and wrap it around my finger to see if it suits me or not HAHAH

Are you a cat person or a dog person?
Definitely more of a dog person than a cat person. I used to have two dogs but my parents gave them away cos they barked a lot and my parents like cleanliness with no hassle. Dogs didn't appeal to them :(

How many languages do you speak?
Fluent vietnamese and english. I just know random words in Korean and Jap cos of all the dramas I watch hehe.

What’s your favourite movie ever?
Mean Girls!!!! I know so many quotes and you can relate it to everything.

What’s your favourite colour?
Navy blue and beige.

What’s your dream job?
Being paid to play with make up and blog about it :D

If you could pick one country to live in for the rest of your life, which country would you choose?
You know I saw this documentary on Hong Kong and it looks so amazing. If everyone packed up and left to join me, I'd live there :)

The end! :)

Also wanted to know if you guys had any blog post requests? Can't think of anything to blog about :( 
Just pop your suggestion down in the comments, anonymous welcome!

Friday, January 27, 2012

China Glaze - Tinsel Town

Hi guys!!!!! Old and NEW followers, hi :)
I'm so sorry I've been away :( I've just had a busy week and yeah. Anyway, here's my latest nails! It's China Glaze - Tinsel Town from their 2011 Holiday Collection, it's like a pretty gunmetal colour, dark grey with silver glitters. YAY glitters! :D

Did you notice the difference in quality of photos? Yay, I got myself an SLR (Canon 1100D) thanks to the awesome Harvey Norman sale :)

I'm still a noob right now, I'm pretty much like any other newbie, full happy going around taking "artistic" shots LOL. But I do love reading instruction manuals and how things work so we'll see how I progress hey.

Some shots

So yeaaaaaa, that's my update.
And here's me. I'm still very much alive :)


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

OPI - Crown Me Already!

Here's last weekend's manicure :) 
Thanks to the lovely Amanda, whom I got this off :)

A gorgeous blingy silver with little round glitters and bigger hexagonal pieces as well. Consistency was great and super opaque in about 2 coats, but I put 3 for that more sparkle :3

Definitely the most sparkliest and blingy nail polish I own, love it!

Natural Light

With Flash

In direct sunlight

Monday, January 16, 2012

Australis Face-A-Holic

Jumbo Sized Mirrored Compact, Complete with blush, pressed power and bronzer.

I saw this on the Australis Facebook page before Christmas last year, and I knew I had to get my hands on it. 3 products in one compact? Perfect for travelling!

When I was looking for it in the Australis section in Big W, I was looking for a small black compact, but it ended up being in this much bigger box. I didn't realise how big it was! But that's ok, size isn't really an issue for me, but it probably won't fit in your average size makeup bag...unless yours is big that is.

I like that it has a mirrored top so you can see if you have any eyeliner smudges without opening it up ;)

It measures about 11.5cm in diameter, which is pretty big, if I compare it to one of MAC's blushes. Big big big difference!

There's 3 products all in powder form.
From L to R:

Blush - Rosy Cheeks
Pressed Powder - Deep Natural
Bronzing Powder - Sunkissed



 Swatches L to R:
Blush, Pressed Powder, Bronzer

No flash


The blush in Rosy Cheeks is matte, and is in such a pretty rose colour. I love this blush, it's finely milled and is so smooth when you swatch it with your fingers.

The pressed powder in Deep Natural is also matte and finely milled, I think it might be a little light for my complexion, but it's still smooth and feels really nice.

The bronzing powder in Sunkissed is actually a shimmer bronzer, but it's more of a sheen than shimmer and still looks good on the face. For lighter complexions like me, a light hand is perfect :)

- Affordable at $19.95. You're pretty much paying $6.65 for each product.
- All in one compact with a mirror
- Great for travel
- Great pigmentation
- Smooth and silky texture

- Might be a bit big, depending on your preferences for smaller compacts.
- Doesn't vary in different colour combinations. There would only be that one colour of blush, powder and bronzer.
- A bit of fallout, but I can deal with it :)

Overall, I really like this product. I'm in love with the blush and bronzer. I'm gonna try give the face powder another go since it is the biggest section of the compact. It's perfect for those on the go, especially when people do their makeup outside of the house, like touching up or even on the way to work on the train :P

I always like watching people apply their makeup on trains. It's actually really interesting. They spend a lot of time on mascara I've noticed LOL (not stalker at all......)

I got this compact at Big W for $19.84. But you can find your nearest stockist of Australis products on their website and by checking out the product here.

Have a greaaaat week!

Disclaimer: All products were purchased by me for my own use. For more info see Disclosure policy.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Personalised Kpop Calendar

The mail man chucked this at my door LOL.
But it's finally here, my personalised kpop calendar that I spent so many hours on, finding the right pictures, arranging it the way I wanted. I got it done online at Snapfish, cos I found this offer to do it for free! :D I don't know if you can do it anymore, but yeah. I'm so glad I found this offer cos I really wanted to have a kpop calendar this year! I had a Shaun the Sheep Calendar last year, so cute. I love that show so much.

I went into Morning Glory and found the tiny square calendars for like, $15 or something, and I told myself it wasn't worth it. And it's only focused on ONE artist, like a calendar with Big Bang only, or SNSD only...

With this calendar, I could put all my fave kpop artists in one!!! 

The whole process took about a week. So yay, really happy with the fast process and shipping n_n

Of course Big Bang is on the cover.

It's 14cmx25cm

I put Yonghwa on my birthday month, hehehehe.

I dedicated a whole month to GD, should've put him on the August month, but I like Yonghwa too okay. LOL, but yeah I also got Beast, 2PM, and CNBLUE too :)

I'm so so happy with my calendar, I even cleaned up my desk to accommodate it hahah. I'm really pleased with Snapfish and their fast processing time and perfect pictures, and quality. YAY!

I was so tempted to make another calendar with like puppies and cute animals, but why do I need two calendars...? Heh.

Do you guys use calendars? What theme is your calendar, lemme know :)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Up To Date


Sorry I haven't been blogging lately...
I've realised that ever since my shopping ban started, I have nothing to blog about cos I have nothing to show you! Ah, so sad.

So I'm just gonna photobomb you with some pics from my phone.
Did I tell you I'm doing the 365 (or 366) photo challenge? I'm doing so good so far! It's been 7 days....LOL. I got thisssss.

Oh and I have a new manicure too! I always do my nails at the end of the week, I give my nails a break during the weekdays :) As much as I love painting my nails in every colour every time, I always let them take a break. I don't get how women can have acrylic french tips forever and ever and ever..... 

I started off with Essie - Haute As Hello.
I found it was a little too neon orange for my I got rid of it. I might sell this.... 

So then I switched it up and used BYS - Scented Bright Pink.
Yes, scented.
It kind of smells like...sweet..kind of fruity. But that goes away after I put my Seche Vite Top Coat haha. I don't really like the smell of Seche Vite but it goes away after a day or so.

For the stripes, I jsut used tape :) Paint the base (hot pink), sticky tape the parts you wanna cover and then paint over the desired colour :) 
I used China Glaze - Something Sweet.

Don't mind me in the mirror....haha, that's the only position in my room with the best lighting

Was lying in bed playing around with the camera filters :)

JANE EYRE!! I'm a sucker for those old school movies, those British romantic films set way back in the 1700s, 1800s kinda thing. I recently just watched Jane Eyre the 2011 movie, and I really really liked it. Mr Fairfax Rochester, hehe.
So yeah I went ahead and got the book and it's so thick! But don't worry I have my whole lifetime to finish it LOL.
I didn't read this in high school. I "read" Persuasion by Jane Austen. By "read", I mean reading summaries and random chunks of text I had to analyse LOL. But I'm gonna try my best and read this, even if it's going to take a long time.

I haven't been taking self pictures much because I hate the state of my hair and my actual camera is out of battery and I can't find the charger and cbf and all that.

OOOH and all my favourite TV shows are back!!!
How good were Pretty Little Liars and The Vampire Diaries! I watch The Secret Circle too..but that wasn't as good an ep as PLL and TVD.

"You know what, if I'm gonna feel guilty about something, I'm gonna feel guilty about this."


Have a lovely lovely lovely weekend! X

Monday, January 2, 2012

Removing glitter nail polish

Now that the holiday celebrations are winding down, your glitter nails probably need some removing. Here's how I do mine, everyone has different ways, but this works for me, and hopefully it will work for you too! :)

What you need:
A sheet of foil (big enough for 10 strips to wrap around the tips of your fingers)
Nail polish remover
Cotton balls 

This is what my nails looked like before. Sorry for the ugly state of nails, I was already removing my left hand when I realised I forgot to take a picture of my manicure, hence the random hairs of the cotton ball heh.
I used China Glaze - C-C-Courage with Revlon - Belle as a glitter top coat :)

Okay so the next step, I didn't take any pictures of how I put them on my nails but you get my drift right haha.

What I like to do is divide each cotton ball into 2. I find that with the smaller/thinner cotton ball, it soaks up more nail polish remover so it's easier for it to soak on the nail and hence remove.

However when I apply acetone onto my cotton ball, I don't DRENCH it. I apply enough acetone just so it's damp enough but not soaking wet that it drips everywhere. If that happens to be the case for you, and you accidentally have too much acetone on your cotton ball, just use another dry cotton ball to help soak the excess out of the drenched ball.
I hope that made sense LOL.

Anyway so you get your acetone dipped ball and you place it directly on top of your nail so that it covers the whole thing, then you grab your strip of foil and just wrap it around your finger on top of the cotton ball. 
I think the reason for the foil is that it helps hold the cotton ball to your finger and also quickens the process of removing the polish. 
So make sure that the foil is wrapped tight around.

This is what it should look like:

Wait about 5 minutes, then just grab the whole foil bit and pull it off your finger. This is what you should be left with.

Unraveled...all the polish stuck to that cotton ball like easy!

 Clean nail!

 If you pull off the foil and you missed the edges of your nails, just grab another cotton ball and remove it, easy peasy :)

Result: Clean, glitter-free nails!

Now you don't ever have to be scared of applying glitter polish! Go for it! 
Takes 5 minutes to remove, no sweat :)

Hope this helped!

Now that the weather is FINALLY warming up, I can pull out my summer colours, like my bright pastels, reds, oranges and hot pinks woo ;)
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