Friday, 28 February 2014

Beauty 101: Your lipstick questions, my answers!

Hi everyone!
Today I'm going to give you some tips to help you find the lipstick you're looking for
There are so many lipsticks out there I feel like every time I go into the mall or a drugstore, I'd be so lost

So, I've been doing research online & I decide to make a post to break it down for you girls

The Simple, Most Perfect Trick to Finding Your Best Shade of Lip Colour

According to make up artist Bobbi Brown, the most flattering lip tones will be one or two tones darker than your natural lip colour. To test shades, just apply the lip stick or gloss to your lips and if that colour is a shade or two deeper than your bare lip, then you've found your shade. 

Yes, it's as simple as that. So what to do if you like to buy your lipsticks at a department store or grocery store where you're not allowed to try the lipsticks before you purchase? You can trust the colour printed on the box. Simply hold it up to your lips and check it out in the mirror. Or better yet, check the colour nearby a window so that you can see how it looks like when the sun shines on it.
Anyhow, I always recommend trying before you buy.

Thin lips? Stay away from dark shades

Darker shades will only highlight those thin lips, which is not what we want. Those with less fuller lips should opt for tinted glosses or creamy lipsticks as the creaminess and sheers adds plumpness.

Oppsie! You didn't like the lipstick you just bought

Don't throw them away.
You can create a great lipcolour by blending lipsticks you dislike. For lipsticks that are just too bright, tone them down by applying a darker liner before hand.

Now, use the knowledge above and you'll rock the lipstick shades!

Step 1 
If you have slidely dry lips like me, always apply a lip balm before you put on a lipstick or a lipstain!
They won't look good with lines of your lips showing, would they?

Products featured in this post :

Shades in Coral pink, light pink, sheer red and orange tints ~
Step 2
Choose the colours accordingly to your look that day & the event of course!

Light pink but due to lighting it shows a lilac colour~ 

Nude pink~ 

Orangy tint~ 
makes me look so youthful hahaha ok the hair does a big part 

Sheer red  

The more complicated way of choosing lip colour

While picking the right shade is as easy as going tones darker than your bare lip colour we can delve just a wee bit deeper in the science of shades and skin tone. 
Ladies with fair skin, will look great in lipstick shades such as nudes, pinks and light corals. 
Precaution: Stay aware from browns! they'll make you look like.. well, blah.

Ladies with medium skin tone can go a bit darker like roses, mauves & berries. Skip the bright red and consider a burgundy red instead!

Ladies with deeper skin tone, deep plum, chocolate & red are the colours and will look fabulous on you!
According to the editors of Allure's "Confessions of a Beauty Editor", women in dark or black skin can go in one of two directions: towards brown or purple. Think caramel or walnut for day look, and plum or wine for evening.

That marks my first post for March!

♥ , Jia hui x

Monday, 17 February 2014

Valentine's Night at Setia Walk event “摇一摇,摇到幸福桥”~

February is the month of love, both giving and receiving, so what better time to remind yourself that people love you and want the best for you, whether it's your partner, family or friends. Know that you are loved and supported and you don't have to go through life on your own. You can ask for help and comfort when you need it, and will give it back to others when they need it in return. 

For this 14th Feb 2014, I've decided to spend it with my friend here :) 
It's an event held by Red Tomato in collaboration with Wechat, download the app and we can start wechatting! My Wechat ID is babygirl_xo ;D Wechat is basically an app where you are allowed to record voice messages in an efficient & easy way, and there's this function inside this app where you can "shake" your device and find out who's shaking it nearby!Then, you may add each other and start socializing. 
The best part about Wechat which makes it different from Whatsapp is, it's private! yes, your phone number, age or anything private will not be displayed, unlike whatsapp. :)
You are allowed and encouraged to snap pictures with their props & send it to their account wechat accounts. After doing so, you'll receive a small gift( keychain ) as shown below 
✎ cute hor? not bad la get for free leh

Then, we went to write wishing cards and hanged them up on the
GIGANTIC sky lantern prepared by RED tomato & Wechat 

You might be saying writing is easy hor, I'll make sure I stay committed to the process of achieving my goal for this year. Please do a friendly reminder if I so happen to get out of track, don't let that happen even just for a min!

While waiting for the main event to take place, we took pictures with the Wechat Mascotts, don't tell me it's not obvious enough that the green one is male and the one copying minnie mouse's outfit is girl la hor

The pretty and good looking emcees of the event for “摇一摇,摇到幸福桥~”
There were some games going on such as the team which can get the shortest rocky stick by kissing~

Recognize any Malaysian actor or actresses here? My fav was Cathryn Li, the girl in the first picture, she's an actress & classical pianist. What's more shocking is, she looks exactly as gorgeous as she looks like in pictures :) indeed someone truly as pretty as a picture! x

The massive crowd~

What a beautiful blossoming ahem fake sakura tree. 
Would love to see a real one in Japan one day :) 

The amazingggggg 鼓手!!!
I'll include the videos tomorrow coz it's taking too long to be uploaded

Main highlight of this event ( throw oranges ) 

This is actually to celebrate chap go meh, so called the chinese version of "valentine's day"
I've never experienced it until that day where I participated in this big event at Setia Walk & it was indeed a great & memorable event!
1) Write ways to contact you on the mandarin orange
2) throw it far away into the pond
3)use the stick given to go and "lao" for one, see who you got faith with la :)

We weren't there when they distributed the mandarin oranges as we were strolling around setia walk, taking a look here and there searching for food. So packed, you even have to queue if you want to buy food in 7-Eleven. Can you imagine? So we just lao for fun.
This is the mandarin orange I got! Still haven't contacted the person who wrote his details on it yet, not planning to. Opps.

His email address, where he stays & a wish saying 心想事成 were written on the mandarin orange
He's from Kuala Lumpur, anyone interested? let me know ya I can give ways to contact him to you hahahaha

The Sky Lantern flying upppppp, taking it's time cuz the surface area is huge. like,

4 or 5 of me bar?
Well that concludes my post, stay tuned for the Da mouth concert post & a secret restaurant review coming up really soon!!! muahhhhh 

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Food Review: Nihonkai Japanese Restaurant Kota Kemuning

Nihonkai Japanese Restaurant, ring a bell anyone?
I'm quite familiar with this place because it's such a gem, its location is really obscure, but this place can really fill up during weekends and even on weekdays during night time.
It's advisable to make your booking if you're going there for a date or in a group, just in case :)
we made a call earlier for a room as there was 9 of us going, partying inside all we want w/o disturbing anyone else outside.
How the room looks from the inside~

It's air conditioned, not too cold nor hot. 


 Things displayed on the table 

 They allow you to take away this two sets~
I'm including all the menus so it'd be easier for my readers, U, to determine if you wanna pay a visit or not :) 

So many pictures of the menu, like very kua jiong hor? for who's convenience are this? you're welcome.

DB Tamago Don
Cooked egg with vegetables and miso soup under rice category
^if you know me well enough you'd know it's hardly that I ever take in rice plus 
it's already night time but I ordered this. you know lah how yummy the Japanese food are here 

Ikura sushi - 1pcs rm5, 2pcs rm9.00 
This was delish, so juicy like booom boom boom unexpected juiciness 

miso soup

side dish
what my two beautiful friends ordered, under rice section as well :)
Aren't they adorable? hahahhaaa
Soft shell crab temaki RM7.00 
Shu qin ordered this and she said it's fab, I trust her so I give this a thumbs up!
Cheng wei ordered steamed eggs to eat only coz she was feeling full
As for Chloe, she eats faster than I could snap pictures so.... 
hi chloe if you're reading this :p


It was a superb Friday night spent with them girls and we did enjoyed our dinner here! Of course the jokes we cracked helped out with the environment HAHAHAHA 
 Easy to get there even when we can't drive as it's not too far away from our houses. 
Nihonkai Japanese Restaurant Kota Kemuning's address:

No 12, Business Park 2, No.8,
Jalan Anggerik Vanilla BE 31/BE, Kota Kemuning, Seksyen 31,
40460 Shah Alam, Selangor. 

Contact No: 03-5122 2186
Business hour: 12-3pm
                       6 - 10pm Opens daily 

There're also two other branches located in Sunway & Kuala Lumpur
I highly recommend this restaurant to those Japanese food lovers :) 
Happy dining!!!!