OOTD: Rach Floral Gem statement necklace

April 15, 2014 § Leave a comment

Hello everyone! Sorry for my “MIA” from this blog. Hahaha. Been super busy with quite a number of things. Yes, work and school plays most of it.
Anyway, it’s been a long time since my last outfit of the day or what I wore post. So here it is:

Rach Floral Gem necklace by #TBT.

Rach Floral Gem necklace by #TBT.

If you have been following me on Instagram, you might have notice this new beauty I have been sharing. For the past 2 days, I keep reaching for this piece. It’s really easy to match with, any outfit, you name it. It can even transform the simplest outfit into something even more chic. :)

Rach Floral Gem OOTD 1

Rach Floral Gem OOTD 1

Rach Floral Gem OOTD 1

Rach Floral Gem OOTD 1

(High-low midi dress from Megagamie, necklace from TBT, wedges from Crocs, Fossil watch)

I have been seeing many bloggers and friends around me dressing with collar and a statement piece. I thought I try this out. Not bad eh… Although, I really need to work on my posing and be bold enough to ignore weird stares. hahahah!

Another way to match this necklace is:

Rach Floral Gem OOTD 2

Rach Floral Gem OOTD 2

(Dress from HollyHoque, necklace from TBT, wedges from Crocs, Fossil watch)

Yes, it’s a little black dress. Simple yet a classic essential piece of clothing you would need. You can never go wrong with black.

The Braided Tales has really caught my attention because not only their products are pretty, but they are also pocket friendly. What make me want to go back to purchase more is that the seller is a very friendly lady. I always appreciates sellers who are empathetic and try their best to work things with you, such as replying your emails within the day, answering all your queries and giving you alternatives. Thank you Sharon! :))

Do check out their website at http://thebraidedtales.blogspot.sg for more products information or follow them on their Instagram, Carousell and Facebook for more updates.

Rach Floral Gem OOTD 2

Alright, I shall end my post here. :)

Thank you for reading.

Till the next post.

Take care and good luck.

<3 Crystal

The Braided Tales: The Bling Collection

April 1, 2014 § Leave a comment

Hello everyone, I’ve an exciting news to share. Yup, the title of this blog has already given it away.

The Braided Tales has just launched their 3rd collection: The Bling Collection tonight! WoohOO! I’m so excited because I have never bought any run-stones nor gems kind of accessories before, because I think it’s kind of hard to play around with and I wasn’t sure if the style is long lasting.

No doubt, a few of them had caught my attention. Let me share them with you:

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The Bling Collection

The Bling Collection

(Above photos credits to The Braided Tales, I do not own any of this.)

Pretty eh? So hurry before it’s all sold out!

To be honest, I got really tempted by them! However, in the end I’ve chosen this “baby” instead.

Duch Femme Gem Necklace

Duch Femme Gem Necklace

Not only I love its design, this pastel pink suit this spring/summer season. hahaha! I also really appreciates that the necklace resemblance closely to how it looks like online. So, no worries. :)

Duch Femme Gem Necklace Close Up

Duch Femme Gem Necklace Close Up

Here’s a close up details to share with you. It looks really secure but I want to play it safe as I have a bad habit of throwing my accessories around the room. So what I would usually do it to paint a layer of nail polish top coat onto them. :)

Do visit The Braided Tales website to view more items in the new collection.
Don’t forget to follow them on Instagram, Facebook and Carousell for more updates.

psst! Currently, The Braided Tales is also having a PROMO code via a”Refer for Refer Program”. To find out more, visit their website on http://thebraidedtales.blogspot.sg for more information. :)

Totally in love with my new necklace from TBT!

Totally in love with my new necklace from TBT!

Alrighty, ending off with a picture of me with my new found love. LOL!

Thank you for reading.
Till the next post.
Take care and good luck!

<3 Crystal

Lunch at Paul Maison De Qualité Fondée En 1889

March 31, 2014 § Leave a comment

The other day, I met up with one of my girlfriends for lunch and she introduce me to this traditional bakery. One would think they only provide pastry and coffee/tea. However, they also provide all day breakfast!

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I really love the bread! Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside.

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Surprisingly, it looks little but it is definitely filling.

If you happen to pass by one of their stores, do go in and have a cup of coffee/tea and enjoy their art of breakfast and pastry.

For more information, click here.

Thank you for reading.
Till the nest post…
Take care and good luck!

<3 Crystal

OOTD: White Love

March 17, 2014 § Leave a comment

OOTD: White love

OOTD: White love

(Cotton On top in white, thrifted crochet short in beige, Casio watch, Longchamp bag, Mitju shoes) 

Hello everyone, how was your weekend?
Just a quick update on my latest outfit post. Due to the hot weather, I have been wearing shorts whenever I can. This time, my focus was just playing around with the textures. My rules when it comes to playing with textures, always match a less detailed piece with a busy looking piece. For instance, my top is very simple/less detailed while my crochet shorts is so busy with all the details and with a slightly darker tone which adds a little definition to the whole outfit. And if you are like me, I match this outfit with my rainbow shoe to add a little pop of colour.:P

OOTD: White loveOn the other hand, this is my outdoor shoot done by someone special after a LONG time. If you notice, all of my outfit post are usually done at home. This is one of those rare moments that I could ask someone to take “an artistic/creative” outfit shot. To be honest, it was fun yet awkward at the same time because there were a few people walking pass us and looking at me while he was giving me directions of where to move or to look. Gosh, I need to get use to this. Nonetheless, it was a good try.

Till the next post…
Take care and good luck!

<3 Crystal

Blog Tag: Most Worn Things.

March 12, 2014 § Leave a comment

Hello lovelies, how have you been?

I thought of doing something new, interesting and fun. By saying fun, I mean why not tag my friends or readers (*and if I may add in bloggers that I follow) and do this to get to know each other better?

This is a tag that I am using from Missglamorazzi on her Youtube channel back in 2012, (*Watch her video here. All credits to her!) and I’m a big fan of hers. I hope she’ve enjoyed her short visit to sunny Singapore. :)

Ok, basically I would be answering the following modified questions for the current month (since we do not have 4 seasons here.). You can choose to follow my question or change the question to suit you. Let’s start shall we? :D

(1) Most worn nail polish
I have been gravitating towards Quarter of a Cent-Cherry by OPI. I don’t know why but I kept seeing red, espcially dark red. I am not a huge fan of nail polishes, and at most I would wear them on for at most 3 days. Yup, I’m weird. hahaha.

Most worn nail polish of the month

Most worn nail polish of the month

(2) Most worn bag
This has to be my thrifted white bag that I got many years back. It is huge enough to put all my belongings and my textbooks for school. As you could tell from the picture, it looks very worn out by me. Oops.

Most worn bag of the month

Most worn bag of the month

(3) Most worn shoes
Oh! This one is easy, my Crocs Leigh wedges in black! It never goes out of style, comfy and light weigh. I always tell my friends that I can practically chase after my bus with these babies on. LOL!

Most worn shoes of the month

Most worn shoes of the month

(4) Most worn accessories
Ok, I’ll start with the earrings. I have been wearing these cute flower ear studs with almost everything that I wear. It’s not too loud and really simple and small. hahaah.

Most worn accessories

Most worn accessories of the month

As for my arm candy, it would definitely be my Casio nugget watch in black. My new collection to my watch family. Also, my horse shoe bracelet from Fossil. I don’t know about you but I have this thing for small and tiny accessories. Heehee.
Last but not the least, my go-to necklace has been this chain necklace from The Braided Tales. I really love their collections and so far I’ve got 2 items from them. Simply because their items are afforable for good quality. So for my readers who love statement pieces, do visit their website to view more items. Do follow them on Instagram, Carousell and Facebook for more updates. :)

Most worn necklace of the month

Most worn necklace of the month

(5) Most worn clothing item
Hmmm… This answer has got to be my white blazer. In my opinion, it’s very chic & easy to match and I can change it to a crop size cardigan. How not to love it?

Most worn clothing item of the month

Most worn clothing item of the month

(6) Most worn hair product
This has to be Kerastase hair oil in Elixir Ultime. I’ve been dying my hair and recently I did even more damage to my hair by bleaching twice and perming more than 3 times for special occasions. Thus, I needed something to treat it. Upon applying this hair oil to my hair, I can feel that my hair is soaking this up and it doesn’t leave your hair greasy nor oily scalp. It gives off a hint of frangrant, nothing too overwhelming. Best part of all, you hair feels soft and silky smooth throughout the day. :)

Most worn hair product

Most worn hair product of the month

(7) Most worn lip product
Ah… This is easy. I am definitely going to say my Dior Addict Ultra-Glow lip gloss in no. 452. It’s “gel lipcare formula, enriched with hyaluronic acid spheres, plumps and moisturizes lips for an intensified volume-boosting effect” (citated from Dior Beauty). This lip gloss isn’t stick or gluey, rather it very smooth/silky and very moisturising too. Love it!

Most worn lip product of the month

Most worn lip product of the month

(8) Most worn eye product
I’ve got 3 to share with you. The first would definitly be my Eye Zone Tinted Color Essence by Ettusais. I use this mostly for concealing my dark circles and pimples, and also for brightening my eyelids.
The second product would be Kanebo Kate Designing Eyebrow Powder. I have always believe that eyebrows shape your face structurally. Can’t leave the house without having any eyebrows, would you?
Last but not least, this would have to be Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner. I thnk making eye contact when having conversation with someone is important, and it would be nice to enhance my eyes to make it look more awake. :)

Most worn eye products of the month

Most worn eye products of the month

Yup, so here’s my take on these questions. Do take part in this and have fun answering and leave your blog address in the comment box below so I could read your post. :) I would be doing more of this in the near future.

The Tag Questions:
1) Most worn nail polish
2) Most worn bag
3) Most worn shoes
4) Most worn accessories
5) Most worn clothing item
6) Most worn hair product
7) Most worn lip product
8) Most worn eye product

I Tag:
Sharon Tung
Cheryl Choong
All my readers
All the bloggers/Youtubers that I am following

P/S: Missglamorazzi, if you are reading this, thank you very much and I love watching your videos.

Thank you for reading! :)
Till the next post…
Take care and good luck.

<3 Crystal

The Braided Tales: Make a Statement

March 7, 2014 § Leave a comment

Hello everyone, how was your week?
Look who’s back with another round of accessories shopping?!
Yes, I’m excited to share with you that The Braided Tales has launched their 2nd collection! This time TBT has include statement necklaces. (*clap hands)

Let me show you what I got!

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Ta-da! Nice? I am loving gold these past few months, I’ve noticed it’s coming back in trend. So you might want to consider to have a few gold accessories. :)

I have been looking for a similar design, but with a lighter weight than a normal metal. I don’t know about you but I dislike the feeling of anything heavy dangling on my chest.
This is just what I need! Don’t be deceived by its look, it is not heavy at all. It’s actually quite light weight. On the other hand, the design is simple yet chic. I have been wearing this for almost the entire week!

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The necklace is easy to match on any outfits, so far I love to wear and match it with my blazer or collar shirt. :)
Pardon me because I only manage to take 2 up close photos with it.

Before I end this post, The Braided Tales is currently having a “Share & Win” contest on their FaceBook page!
3 lucky winners would stand a chance to win a Premium Anchor Bracelet!

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(*Photo credits to The Braided Tales)
Simply do the following steps:
(1) Like The Braided Tales Facebook page.
(2) Share the Collection 2 – Make a Statement photo album on your timeline and state the following:
“Shop away with The Braided Tales Collection 2 statement launch!”
(3) Leave a comment “Done” in the comment box below when completed.
Contest ends 9th of March (Sunday) at 8pm.

Do visit The Braided Tales website to view more items in the new collection.
Don’t forget to follow them on Instagram, Facebook and Carousell for more updates.

Till the next post…
Take care and good luck!

<3 Crystal

First Impression Review: Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Liner in Black

March 4, 2014 § Leave a comment

Hello everyone!
It’s about time for me to update my eyeliner. I’ve been using this for the past 2 years and needs to change to a new bottle. Since I need to buy a new one, I thought why not get their new and improved formulae.

It claims to be 36 hours of smudge-proof eyeliner, which resist oil/sweat/water!

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My apologies, I was too excited that I ripped open the box and totally forgot to take a picture. So we would have to make do with this.
I really love the new packaging, the only difference: a square base. Chic eh?

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I really appreciate when they pack it together with a brush. A plus point for the brush because it’s soft and easy to use. :)

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Looks like some kind of black jelly. Hahaha.

Pros
(1) Packaging:
It’s still looking sleek and chic.
(2)Texture:
It’s really creamy and glides on smoothly when I apply it over my eyelids. I don’t know about you but I dislike those eye gel-liner that’s flaky and stiff when applying.
(3) Pigmentation
It does have strong pigmentation. No question about this one.
(4) Price range
If you’re looking for something good yet cheap, this is the one for you. I personally find it very affordable and it works very well for me. :)

Cons
If there’s anything I dislike about eyeliners, it’s definitely smudging. I’ve mention before I have super oily eyelids and it’s really difficult for me to find the right kind of eyeliners. So far, my previous Maybelline did smudge a lot. So I’m hoping this one do what it claims to.

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Here’s a quick morning shot with the eyeliner on. Nice?

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This picture is taken 8 hours later, and the eyeliner is still holding on very well. As for smudging, there’s hardly any obvious smudge except at the outer corner of my lower eye bags, and considering I went out for lunch (*walking under the hot sun and sweating like mad). Not bad at all. At least now I won’t have to worry if I would get smudge above my eyelids (*the area where we apply our eyeshadow) and look funny.

I have never wear eyeliner for 36hours, for me maximum is about 14hours. So I can’t really justify if it’s that long lasting (*although I’m completely sold into buying this eyeliner. Ahem…). Hahaha.

Overall
I would give this a 4/5, simply because it’s good yet affordable. It does what it claims to do and it’s not flaky/hard to apply. I would definitely repurchase this.

Oh! Allow me to share with you a little trick I’ve learn from Wayne (*Credits to him for the YouTube video).
I know our gel eyeliner dries up easily, but fret not!
All you need to do is just put your gel-liner into your microwave oven for about 3-4 seconds (I know he mentioned 30 seconds, but 3-4 seconds works just fine for me). It would be as good as new. Please remember to remove the plastic/mental lid, you won’t want anything to be blowing up or making a mess. Hahaha.
Watch his video here: gossmakeupartist

Till the next post…
Take care and good luck!

<3 Crystal

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