I know it’s disgusting the amount of time I have taken off from blogging, so lets start this post off with a huge apology and a promise to make up for my disappearing act.
So for this post, I’m just going to be doing a mishmash of (almost) everything that I’ve been doing and I’ll slowly go into detail about each thing post by post. :)
I have been keeping up (somewhat) with my dailydress pictures.
But okay, I’ll admit it. I’ve gotten pretty lazy about both dressing up and taking pictures and I don’t have as many dailydress pictures as I should have!
But I still have a couple! So they’ll be up really soon. :)
Top: Zara Jeans: Topshop Bag: Marc Jacobs Accessories: Diva Shoes: Vincci
Sorry the first picture is a little blurry but you guys get the gist of it!
On my nails in the last picture is OPI’s Suede Russian Navy with a topcoat. I got this done at Amante Nail Spa which is my favourite place to go to for a manicure/pedicure session. I go to the one in Aman Suria and I will be writing a post really soon where I “take” you guys on my manicure/pedicure session along with me! :D
My thoughts on the OPI Suede Russian Navy?
It is a beautiful colour, especially with a topcoat (I’m not really into the whole matte polish and the topcoat makes the Suede polishes really glittery and shiny) but damn, it is terribly difficult to remove this polish! I thought that maybe I just had a bad experience, but Ling had a difficult time removing this polish too. So you know what, the colour is gorgeous, but it’s not pretty enough for me to spend 30 minutes removing it.
Have any of you tried the OPI Suede/Matte series? What are your thoughts on it?
And also, I’ve had some requests to do a review on my Marc Jacobs Stam bag, so I might do that soon too. What say you guys? Video or blog post? Hmmmmm.
I’ve also been doing lots of nail polish swatches.
I’d say that I’ve been more disciplined about doing nail polish swatches than I have been about taking dailydress pictures actually.
This nail polish is from Etude House and it’s called Dear Darling Nails and it’s in #18 Spangle Red.
First off, let me just say that this is NOT a red. It’s more of a hot pink as you can see from the picture. This swatch is very true to colour.
Besides that, I have to say that this is one of the most beautiful nail polishes I have ever used.
Because it is a glitter with an almost-jelly base, I did have to do three (maybe four, I can’t remember) coats of this polish. However, the polish dried really quick so it didn’t matter that I had to do so many coats.
The problem with so many glitter polishes is that they aren’t dense enough and you end up seeing a nail line no matter how many coats you put on. Not with this polish. It is extremely buildable and as you can see from the picture, it looks like I have glitter ON TOP of a regular nail polish. So gorgeous!
The glitter is a little bit chunky but it doesn’t bother me at all and besides, it’s so shiny! I’m totally willing to put up with a bit of chunky glitter if it becomes so sparkly and shiny!
The wear of this nail polish was so-so and it was a bit difficult to remove as is the usual case with most glitter polishes but really, this polish is so beautiful, I really don’t care how long it takes me to remove it.
If you’re a fan of glitter polishes, this is a must have!
We had a barbeque at Zam’s place where all of got really drunk/tipsy because Zam makes THE BEST Sangria ever out of RM20 wine.
This was before anyone was REALLY drunk/tipsy and could still have normal conversations that didn’t involve someone bursting into a fit of laughter at random moments.
Bryan fell and fractured his ankle playing football just before Chinese New Year and missed his first Bridgestone tyre test of the season.
Say hello to Bryan’s six screws and metal plate!
He’s really SCREWED now! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Bad pun, sorry. :p
Ling turned 21, celebrated her birthday at La Bodega/Zouk and looked BEYOND beautiful on her birthday! <3
Mel turned 19, celebrated her birthday at Elixir in Changkat, was still (barely) standing at the end of the night and also looked beautiful! <3
Picture stolen off Manda because I forgot to bring my camera that night. :(
I’m keeping my New Year’s resolution and started cooking!
Here I am serving dinner to FOURTEEN people!
And yes, I have unashamedly stolen this picture off Manda’s blog. I didn’t manage to take any pictures that night coz I was so busy running around and making sure that everyone was fed.
Also in line with keeping my New Year’s resolution, I cleaned my room and found baby pictures!
Two pictures because these are my favourite of the bunch!
The first one was taken the day I brought home my first doggies! Herbie a Cocker Spaniel and Debbie a Labrador. Both of them have since passed away but those two dogs made me a very happy little girl. :) Herbie is the one I’m hugging (strangling) and Debbie is obviously the other one.
The second picture was taken on my 8th or 9th fairy-themed birthday. It was one of the best and most memorable birthday’s of my life! We ate “fairy” food, played “fairy” games, made wands with lots of glitter on them, made wishes on gold paper stars which we then put into pretty little organza bags and I got to take home a heap of stuff with glitter on it which drove my mum and my maids crazy coz I kept getting glitter all over the house. Till today, thinking of this birthday makes me smile. Hands down, BEST BIRTHDAY EVER! :)
I don’t have ANY pictures from Sri KDU’s Sports Day or Chinese New Year. :( Don’t ask me why, I have no idea myself and I’m still kicking myself for it.
For those of you who are wondering how my New Year’s resolutions are going (since I mentioned them before), I’d say that they’re going pretty good!
I’m not going to copy the whole post here because this post is already SO long so just click here if you haven’t seen my New Year’s Resolutions post and want to read it.
1. I’ve been to church every Sunday except for two Sunday’s which were during Chinese New Year.
2. I have not done any charity work. :( Boo! *shy*
3. I have not started Italian OR Mandarin classes.
4. I have been working out pretty often and I think I’ve lost some weight! But even if I haven’t, I feel good, so it’s a win-win for me!
5. I haven’t been going for gymnastics classes so no back handspring. :(
6. I DEFINITELY have spent less money on shopping!
7. As you can see from the picture above, I HAVE learnt how to cook and I actually enjoy cooking! :D
8. I have worked, somewhat, but I should be working more regularly! Shame on me!
9. I CLEANED MY ROOM!
10. I have not travelled anywhere on my own, yet.
So I’m more or less halfway through my resolutions! Not too bad right? :D
And I have saved the most exciting piece of news for last!
This is probably going to come as a surprise and a bit of a shock, but I’ll be going off to university in about, 4 weeks.
I’ll be going to the University of Western Australia in Perth and believe me, I’m terrified and excited and nervous and happy and I’ve just got all these different emotions going on at once!
I promise I’ll elaborate a little more and fill you guys in on everything really soon because this really deserves a blog post of its own and besides, this post has gotten WAY too long!
Till tomorrow! :)