Hello! Am now in Labuan and will most probably be here until the end of February :) It’s going to be quite a busy year for me- with courses and flying back and forth, but in the meantime I’ll still try to update as much as I can!
As most of you might know, I am here not only for work, but also for the solemnisation, or the registration of my marriage to my dear other half, which was held on the 19th January 2013 :) It was a short, legal ceremony at the National Registration Department with the ring exchange and signing of the marriage certificate, followed by a beach pre-wedding photoshoot, and finally a simple buffet dinner reception later that night at the Palm Beach Resort & Spa beach pavilion for our employees, friends, clients and suppliers here.
And… I actually did my own makeup for the whole day! :P It’s quite a feat considering how I don’t exactly have confidence in my own makeup skills, and for such an important event as well :s I also did my own hair! It’s not that I wanted to skimp on a hairdresser or a makeup artist, but there were no reliable ones here so I had no choice really :(
I have to say- this is the most makeup I’ve ever brought along to Labuan, as I usually go with the bare minimum and ones that are easier to travel with, but since this is a special occasion I guess allowances has to be made :P I’m also trying to go for a more natural, polished look, as it’s by the beach and not so formal so no need for anything special.
So what were the makeup I used for my big day?
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… and a FOTD! Perhaps the very first one on beaute fabuleuse as well, even?
Now I was very excited when Lily of ChloeAsh Tweeted asking if any bloggers would love to join her and her lovely Femme Boulevard group as guests ushering in the year 2013 with style by doing a themed look (As Femme Boulevard always does every month- themed looks I mean)… and without a second thought I jumped at the offer…
This proved to be quite a challenge indeed, especially since Mum has had surgery (Her surgery was initially planned to be some time after February 2013 but it couldn’t be delayed any more due to her discomfort) and my time has been dedicated to taking care of her- making sure she does her exercises/physiotherapy and assisting her in moving around as she still needs the aid of a walker. But all is well- she’s doing much better as the days pass and I managed to come up with a look! It was not easy I tell you, especially for a makeup greenhorn such as myself :s
The theme? Shiny/metallic lids and bold/vampy lips.
Image nicked from BellaSugar.
I cracked my head for a few days wondering what should I do with the theme, and there were times I got so frustrated with experimenting I just wanted to pull out haha! I initially planned on doing a makeup mask, something like the one picture above but my inexperience and clumsy hands got the best of me :( So I had to do come up with something less elaborate and takes less skill…
And this, ladies and gentlemen, is what I came up with, after almost 2 hours of experimenting and playing around:
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Just a quick update to bring you some news of which I am terribly excited about:
Yes, I am a proud owner of the Urban Decay Vice Palette! :D Thanks to my dearest boyfriend Louis, of course ;) He seems to be my eyeshadow palette dealer, that man. It’s not launched in Malaysia yet, and I got mine from Urban Decay directly as soon as it was launched on the website, but word on the grapevine is that Sephora Malaysia is going to be bringing it in so keep your eyes peeled!
A little teaser photo of the palette ahead :)
If you’re a fan of tattoos- I am, and I myself personally have a few tattoos (Which I will one day talk about, promise), you should at least know who Kat Von D is or are familiar with her, and her self-named, exclusive to Sephora (Though not in the physical stores in Malaysia it seems- I’ve only seen her small fragrance rollerball sets so far and nothing else) makeup range has always been on my radar even though I am not a huge fan of her personally, but more of I am a fan of the philosophy, feel and imagery behind the makeup range. Come on, it’s tattoos and has a vintage theme! :P
Image nicked from Squidoo. An old photo of Kat Von D for her makeup line, but my favourite.
It was only recently that I’ve finally managed to get my hands on the one thing I’ve been lemming-ing and lusting after the most from her makeup range, the Tattoo Liner, from the U.S.A. Sephora site thanks to my beloved boyfriend and the wonderful forwarding service he provides so I can shop :D I am a HUGE self-confessed eyeliner junkie, and eyeliner is the very first makeup product I’ve used, even before base makeup. It was Estee Lauder Artist’s Eye Pencil in 01 Softsmudge Black (Which is now sadly discontinued), and ever since then I’ve gone through and tried quite a few (OK, quite a lot of) eyeliners- pencil, liquid, gel, you name it. But without further adieu…
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
“What it is:
A liquid liner pen that works on the face and the body.
What it does:
Achieve dramatic eyes and create temporary tattoos with this water-resistant must-have that brings out the artist in you. The innovative brush tip makes it easy to make your personal vision a reality.”
Haha yes, a rather self-indulgent post, but birthdays do come only once a year right? :P
As I’m writing this I am in Labuan, having arrived yesterday night. There’s no huge birthday celebration, but am glad nonetheless to have my parents and my dear boyfriend Louis with me (My brother has to take care of the home and our pets in K.L.) :) There’ll be a nice dinner at the Grand Dorsett Hotel Labuan here on a Saturday for sure though (Not this Saturday though), and oh, seafood, yay! :D
However, what’s a beauty blog without something beauty-related, eh? ;)
A little birthday treat from the boyfriend- the beautiful Urban Decay 15th Anniversary palette ;) Managed to snag a brand new one! I know it’s late… but meh, I’m late on the eyeshadow bandwagon anyway! :P Am really lucky that dearest has managed to get me it because it’s simply gorgeous!
Anyway, not to worry, with the exception of Saturday Meme and Sunday Tip (They might be slightly more sporadic, it depends), the usual weekly posts are covered, phew!