Top: Nichii Skirt: Zara Bag: Louis Vuitton Necklace: Australia
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
There are two significant events that happen in high school that every teenager looks forward to.
First is of course, prom and the second, is their Sweet 16 party.
In more recent years, turning 16 has become somewhat of a rite of passage for every teenager.
Whether you are a girl or a boy, fat or skinny, rich or poor, whether you decide to splurge on a huge and lavish party or have a small dinner with your family, turning sixteen has become a milestone every teenager wants to celebrate in their life.
It’s been awhile since my friends and I celebrated our 16th birthdays so I’ve almost forgotten the excitement that surrounds turning 16.
About two weeks ago, Mariam celebrated her Sweet 16.
The theme of her party was old Hollywood glamour and it was held at the Grand Millenium hotel in KL.
You’ll get to see the decor of the place a little more in a bit, but I have to admit, I didn’t take as many pictures as I should have! Sorry guys!
The whole night, everyone kept asking me if I had driven to the hotel.
As you can see, no, I did not drive to the hotel because I don’t know my way around KL.
Here I am, admitting it on my blog. I do not know how to get to Pavillion or even KLCC, from my house.
Whoever wants to make fun of me, can make fun of me now.
Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, the next couple of pictures are of Mariam cutting her cake BUT you can KINDA see the decor too! :D
Mariam’s cake had a Chanel bag on the top of it coz Chanel is her favourite designer.
And if you look carefully, the flashing lights in the background are actually in the shape of an M for Mariam! So cute!
The HOLLYWOOD + stars sign was the main backdrop and if you see the balloons just below it, there was a board underneath the balloons with black and white pictures of Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn etc and Mariam stuck on it. :)
Dress code was formal, duh. Hollywood glam, hello!
Everyone looked so good that night! All the boys in suits and all the girls in dresses!
Happy Sweet 16 Mariam!
Her cake was gorgeous! These pictures totally don’t do justice to the cake!
And of course, no Sweet 16 party is complete without dancing!
Mariam and her boyfriend Aiman on the dance floor. The both of them are so cute together!
And um, that’s all the pictures I have of the dancing that night. Lol!
I’m sorry okay! I know I should have taken more pictures! :p
With Alia who looked absolutely gorgeous that night!
Colour is a bit off in this picture coz the flash was waaaaayyy too bright and I tried fixing it but I couldn’t get it right no matter how hard I tried!
Hey, that rhymed! :p
With Tash and her uber cool, power shoulders dress!
And btw, if you’re wondering why Mariam and Tash aren’t wearing any shoes, it’s because most of the girls took their heels off when the dancing started. Lol.
Sonia, me and Alethea.
You can kinda see the table settings in this picture too! :D Pretty right?
So I didn’t manage to take pictures with everyone, but how pretty do all the girls look?!?? And how awesome are all the dresses?!??
Shit, I wish I had taken more pictures now!
You have to remember that they ARE still only 16!
However, I wouldn’t put it past MY friends who are turning 21 to do this to a friend of theirs too. Lol.
I guess some things never change no matter how old you get!
A serious picture with the boys,
and a funny one too because they all looked so handsome that night!
This is completely and totally random, but I’m actually really happy with the friends my brother hangs around with. :)
They’re all good kids and they all know how to have fun and enjoy themselves but mostly, it’s great to see that my brother has friends who have his back just like my friends have mine.
For all the Bryan fans out there, this one is for you! Lol!
Wouldn’t be a Hollywood themed party without SOME drama right? Hahahaha!
This backdrop was at the entrance of the ballroom.
Everyone took a picture with Mariam here and the picture was printed out for you to take home. Such a good idea!
Bryan and his balloon. Lol!
With my brother. :)
My dress is from this boutique in Bangsar. I’ve forgotten the name of the boutique, sorry guys!
Silver and black smoky eye makeup for the night.
What say you? Would you like a tutorial on this look? :)
So just for fun, because writing this post made me feel all nostalgic, I dug up some old pictures of MY Sweet 16.
Before you go on, please let me say that these pictures are REALLY old!
Enjoy yourselves! Lol.
Zam, me and Ah Gan. Omg, LOOK AT HOW YOUNG AND SKINNY WE LOOK!
Clockwise from the top: Manda, Ling, me, Riam, M and Quin.
Yes, I actually remember which foot belongs to whom!
I’m about 99% sure that I’m right!
And if you’re wondering how I know, it’s coz I know my friends and I know their style and I can just kinda guess who would wear which shoe. :D
Wow, I really cannot get over how young we look.
M, Dave, Ling, Colin, Siang and Zheng.
Gorgeous then, gorgeous now.
M, Manda and Ling.
All the boys! OMG! SOOOOO YOUNG!
LOOK AT SANJIV AND BEN! AND HOONG CHUN! AND ZAM!
And the girls. :)
Please ignore my face in this picture, I want to slap myself too.
My Sweet 16 party was one of the most memorable events in my whole life. Up till today, I remember the smallest details that made my Sweet 16 so special. :)
Little things like going shopping with the girls for our outfits, getting my makeup done at the Giorgio Armani counter, getting my invitations designed by Manda, celebrating my Sweet 16 surrounded by beautiful paintings at the Taksu Gallery, being surrounded by all these people whom I loved, dancing with my dad, being thrown into the pool, being given the most romantic surprise by my boyfriend. My Sweet 16 was in a word, amazing.
Mariam, I hope yours was as memorable as mine was. You looked beautiful that night and it was a beautiful party.
And Chelsey, I really hope you’re reading this! Hi! :D Hope you’re doing well in Australia!
To everyone else reading this, if you have not yet turned 16, celebrate it. I promise you it will be something to remember. :)
Thursday, January 21, 2010
I had actually planned on blogging about Mariam’s Sweet 16 party yesterday but I didn’t have the time to properly think about what I was going to write and I’ve been busy the whole day today too and now I’m really tired. So this is just a really quick dailydress post until I have the time to sit down, think and write about Mariam’s party. :)
Top: Singapore Skirt: My mum’s Earrings and braided wrap bracelet: Diva Bangles: Assorted Bag: Forever 21
My earrings look green in the second picture but they’re actually gold and I really really loved what I was wearing that day! This is definitely something I would wear again and again and again and not bother to change it up! :D
Wow, I feel really out of it today. I actually struggled to write all of that. Like, the words just aren’t coming to me today!
Okay, I’m going to stop torturing myself now and just stop here and watch the repeat of American Idol. :D
Monday, January 18, 2010
I FINALLY managed to upload my video! :D
It was the simplest solution, I don’t know why I didn’t think of it before!
I saved the video in a thumb drive and then used my mum’s laptop to upload the video and voila! It uploaded!
Ohmygosh, I was SO happy, I wanted to cry. Lol.
I really hope you guys enjoy this video, I went through SO MUCH to get it up for you guys okay! Lol.
Another video soon! :D Whoooooo!
Sunday, January 17, 2010
So I still haven’t been able to upload my videos to YouTube, I am beyond frustrated but there’s absolutely nothing I can do about it, sorry guys. But I promise that I’m trying every single day to upload it and as soon as it’s on YouTube, it will be up here.
In the meantime, I’ve got some dailydress posts, pictures from Mariam’s Sweet 16 and I’m also working on a much requested post, BB cream reviews!
Gonna get the dailydress posts and Mariam’s Sweet 16 done first before the BB cream review though, so that post will probably be up sometime late next week.
Top: Thailand Shorts: Nichii Bag: Charles & Keith Sandals: Vincci Necklace: Forever 21 Ring: Diva Belt: Thailand
Friday, January 15, 2010
Hello everyone! I’m sorry I haven’t been blogging but this time, I actually have a good reason! Lol. Although I have been busy, the main reason I haven’t been blogging is coz I’ve been having some major problems with my laptop.
I can’t seem to access the internet. I’m connected to the internet, but when I try and surf, I can’t access any websites. And it’s not a Streamyx problem because all the other laptops in my house are able to access the internet, it’s just me! I’m super confused and frustrated and I don’t know what to do because there doesn’t seem to be anything actually wrong with my laptop because I am able to access the internet sometimes.
Argh! Just talking about it is making me so frustrated!
The worst thing about this is that it doesn’t happen all the time! So when I turn on my laptop, I never know if I’ll be able to use it or not. It’s like gambling but way more intense. Lol.
And I’m not sure if I should take it to the computer guy coz what if it works when he’s looking at it?!? Then it totally doesn’t solve the problem right?
It’s times like these I wish I had a Leonard and Sheldon living across the hall from me. :(
Yay if you got the reference to Big Bang Theory and shame on you if you didn’t!
So anyway! I actually have two videos I’ve been trying to upload on YouTube for ages but because of my laptop, it’s been hell trying to upload them so everyone just has to be patient, like I have been for the past week.
For now, here are some nail polish swatches.
Yes, I’ve decided to do nail polish swatches. Since I’m already doing everything else beauty and fashion related, my nails felt left out and wanted to join in the fun too.
Skin Food Nail Vita in BR607.
This is a very sheer nude colour with a nice shimmer. I can’t remember if this was two coats of three coats of nail polish but either way, it’s still a very sheer colour. I’d say that this is perfect for work or times when you don’t want bare nails but can’t have too much colour on your nails either.
This polish is not me at all coz I love wearing colours but I have to say that surprisingly, I rather like this colour and would totally wear it again.
The formula for most of the Skin Food Nail Vita’s is nice. I say most because I haven’t tried them all. But the ones I’ve used to far were all relatively easy to work with, this one was no exception.
This colour actually didn’t need a topcoat because it was already glossy and had a nice finish to it but I put one on anyway coz I wanted the colour to last a little longer.
Btw, people who are just starting out in nail polish, go with nudes. Nude colours are alot more forgiving when it comes to mistakes and smudges. :)
Revlon nail polish in Teak Rose.
This is a lovely dusty rose colour. It looks like a rose tinged sandalwood colour in some lights and in other lights, it has more of a pink tinge to it. This colour is super unique and I really don’t have anything else like it! I totally love this one!
The formula for this colour was pretty good. It was very easy to work with generally, but it was difficult to get an even first coat. But once the second coat went on, everything was okay and it all evened out. I was worried that it would look streaky but it totally didn’t.
You will need a topcoat with this colour because the topcoat really finishes this polish well and makes it look even better!
This polish came in a close second for favourite nail polish! Lol.
Revlon nail polish in Revlon Red.
My favourite nail polish of these four!
This is THE perfect red and THE perfect formula!
It was opaque and applied evenly in one coat and totally didn’t need a second coat although I did one anyway. A topcoat wasn’t required either because it had such a gorgeous glossy finish but I put a topcoat on to make it last longer.
In terms of colour, this has to be one of the prettiest red’s I’ve ever used. It’s that perfect pin-up girl red that makes you feel totally sexy without being trashy.
The only complain I have about this polish is that it was really difficult to remove and it stained my nails and fingers quite a bit.
But really, the gorgeous colour and perfect formula far outweigh any bad things (not that there’s much) about this polish.
And just so you guys know, I spent ages trying to write about this polish coz I had no words to describe how lovely this polish is and how much I love it! Lol.
Revlon nail polish in Chocolate Truffle.
The only reason I bought this nail polish was because I thought it looked like liquid chocolate in a bottle. I wasn’t sure how it would look on my fingers but when I used it, I was pleasantly surprised.
The colour is a brown that’s in between a milk chocolate and dark chocolate colour. It applies slightly darker than the colour in the bottle and it is ALMOST a vampy brown. But not really, coz it’s not dark enough to be considered vampy.
I was a bit worried that it would look a bit strange on my fingers but it actually looked really nice. I haven’t used alot of brown nail polishes so I can’t really compare, but for a brown creme polish, I’d say that this is nice coz I can imagine how brown creme polishes can go seriously wrong. Lol.
I can’t remember what the formula was like with this polish but if it had been bad, I would have remembered so I’m pretty sure there was nothing wrong with this formula. Lol.
If you’re into brown nail polishes, I’d say definitely buy this colour but if you’re not into brown polishes, I doubt that this will be the brown the changes your opinion.
I’d definitely wear this polish again though! I love having chocolate nails! :D
And for those of you who are wondering why I have so many Revlon nail polish swatches, it’s because over Christmas, Revlon was having a 2 nail polishes for RM19 deal so I bought a couple. There are another 3 colours that I haven’t swatched yet and will get around to doing really soon. :)
If you have any requests for Skin Food nail polish swatches, leave a comment and I’ll get it done ASAP! :)
Thursday, January 7, 2010
So yesterday, my brother turned 16. I was going to write this post yesterday but I didn’t have the time to sit down and think properly about what I was going to write because what do you write about your brother? How do you write something about someone who is one of the most important people in your life?
For anyone who knows me and Bryan well, you’d know that we’re extremely close.
It wasn’t always like that though. When we were younger, Bryan and I used to fight ALL the time. And it wasn’t just verbal fights either, we’d actually hit and kick each other!
I remember making Bryan cry all time because back then (way back then), I was taller and stronger than Bryan so I could totally kick his ass. But if we got into a fight now, he’d kick my ass so bad it wouldn’t even be funny.
I also remember doing really mean things to him like making him wear my dresses and swimsuits and putting makeup on him by telling him that only “cool” people wore dresses, swimsuits and makeup. :p
I really wanted a sister back then okay!
Now, obviously, I cannot imagine my life without my brother and I have no idea why once upon a time, I wish I had a sister.
If someone were to ask me who my favourite person was, it would be hands down, Bryan. I would throw myself in front of a bullet for him.
Mum and dad, I love you both more than life itself but neither of you are my brother.
Many people have told me that I’m a good sister but really, it is Bryan who is the good brother.
There was this one time when I was sick and I was hungry at an hour of the day when the coffee shops near our house is closed. I didn’t feel well enough to drive so at 5.30pm, Bryan decides that he will cycle to Taman Megah (20 minutes from our house by bicycle) and buy me something light and soupy because it will make me feel better.
Whenever I go out at night, he waits up until 2am for me to make sure I get into my house safely.
That’s the kind of brother Bryan is.
But Bryan is not just good to me.
He is beautiful-on-the-inside to everyone, even random strangers.
We were waiting for my driver outside Ikea one day when this car pulls up. A young mother with a very young baby opens the car door and is struggling to get out with the baby + her bag while the young father is struggling with stopping the car, helping his wife and getting the stroller out of the boot. Before I can open my mouth to ask Bryan to help her carry her things, he’s already ran to help her open the door and pick her things up for her.
Lots of people who meet Bryan always comment on how polite he is and I am proud to say that it’s completely true.
Chivalry is not dead in my brother.
He will hold doors open for people, help women with their bags, remember to say please, thank you and you’re welcome. Things that many people these days, no longer do.
It never fails to make me smile when I see how polite and well brought up my brother is. The girl who wins his heart will be a lucky one because he will treat her like a queen.
Bryan is also one of the most down-to-earth people ever.
He has won the Sportsman of the Year award and the CEO’s award at my school many times. He is the Asian karting champion. My brother was named the Most Promising Karter in Malaysia. He recently got 5A’s in his PMR examinations despite missing 11 weeks of school.
You would NEVER hear him bragging about his achievements and he would never look down on people who are not as successful as he is. In fact, if you came to ask for his help, he’d probably spend as much of his time with you as possible.
Sometimes, I hear stories of siblings who have fought and no longer speak to each other or friends who hate their siblings and it makes me so sad that they don’t have what me and Bryan do.
Having a sibling who loves you unconditionally and who is there for you all the time, is a support system unlike any other because the ties of blood are so deep and so strong.
My brother is my rock and my backbone and I would be half the person I am without him.
I know that if I am ever in trouble or if I ever need something, Bryan would be the first one at my side to help me and to give me everything that I need.
I remember, just before my exams, Bryan texted me from Genting to tell me that he had prayed for me and that I didn’t have anything to worry about because he had so much confidence in me. My brother believes in me more than I do in myself and at that time, that’s what kept me going. The knowledge that my brother believes in me. In fact, that is still what keeps me going.
I feel safe and strong in this world because I have my brother, because I know I will never be alone as long as I have him.
Bryan is not the kind of person to tell me he loves me but the truth is, I don’t need to hear that from him because his actions speak so much louder than words.
I know that he would do anything in his power to make me happy and to keep me safe because he loves me and I’m his sister.
When we were younger and we used to fight, my parents and grandparents used to tell us that we are all each other has in this world and now, I realize that they are right.
Bryan, I love you very much and you are the most important person in my life.
As we both grow older and busier, I worry sometimes that one day, we will both be too busy for each other or there will be more important people than each other.
Lets make sure that it never happens because the day that happens, if the day we let ourselves down.
But okay, this post would not be complete, if I didn’t embarrass my brother in some way!
So behold! The many faces of Bryan Mehta!
This picture is just wrong in so many ways.
Hair, ew. Skin, ew. Eyes, chinky as hell. Nose, it completely consumes your face Bryan. Smile, looks like a creepy paedophile.
Well, at least your teeth are kinda white! :D
Your mouth is like a huge, black, gaping hole and I can TOTALLY see up your nose!
Btw, girls, take note, mint ice-cream is his favourite! ; )
Chippendale male stripper meets Failblog.org.
Bryan’s concentration face.
No words to describe this picture, really.
But okay lah! I feel bad for posting all those horrendous pictures of you so here are some handsome ones too!
I had to search through my pictures high and low for all these okay.
I have more ugly pictures of Bryan than handsome ones. Hahahaha!
But hey, my brother cleans up pretty good eh? ; )
This post would also not be complete without some pictures of Bryan’s racing because racing is a part of who he is.
Bryan, I know how hard you’re working and how difficult it is but no matter what, don’t give up. I truly believe that you will make it to the top.
I know sometimes we’re all a little hard on you but please know that I am so so proud of you and I believe in you and I never want you to give up.
Thank you Bryan, for making my life so rich and colourful. :)
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Sorry, I couldn’t resist! 0:)
Bryan’s face is just TOO funny!
But Bryan, you really are #1. And not just on the track. :)
Happy Belated Birthday B!
Btw, I am TOTALLY the better looking Mehta!