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Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Beauty: Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream SPF40 PA+++

Hey guys! I'm finally back with a beauty review after so long! Truly apologise for the delay. I wanted to post this up earlier but I was busy with my convocation. Yes, I've finally graduated! :) 

Anyway, I received this sweet parcel from Natta Cosme a few weeks back and I couldn't be happier! As you may or may not know, my skin has been quite bad lately with lots of pimples popping up at weird places. I don't feel confident going out with my bare face so I usually apply at least my BB cream/ foundation and draw my eyebrows before I leave the house. 

Photoception. Haha. Thank you Natta Cosme for the surprise gifts! So sweet as usual ;3 I received a full-sized 40ml tube of Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream SPF 40 PA+++, Cerro Qreen Natural Emulsion Powder Puff and a vintage hair claw!

Honestly, prior to this tube from Natta Cosme, I've not purchased any BB creams for about.. 4 years? Lol oops. My current tube lasted quite a long time (although I know it's bad to keep makeup for such a long period). I've always used BB creams back in high school and college as I found that foundation is a little too heavy on me but ever since I went to uni and what with the stress and dirty air, I relied on foundation for more coverage. There are also rumours that BB creams are actually not as good as foundation as they tend to clog your pores. What's your say on this?

In case you didn't know, BB cream stands for blemish balm, beblesh balm or beauty balm. BB cream usually has the consistency of a foundation but has a much lighter coverage. It can be worn alone as a tinted moisturiser or with powder and can be built up to have the desired amount of coverage. It is said to be an all-in-one cosmetic product that contains serum, moisturiser, primer, foundation and sunblock. Sounds cool, huh?

Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream from Korea is different from conventional BB creams though, in a sense that it is a 3-multifunctional cosmetic product. It offers sun-protection, whitening, wrinkle improvement and sebum control, all in one tube. Knowing that since BB Cream is not a skincare product, Klairs Illuminating Supple BB Cream has came up with a formula with added water tank component hyaluronic acid to minimise irritation on the skinadd deep moisturising effects and keeps even the T-zone area soft. It is suitable even for troubled and sensitive skinwithout darkening and adding cakeyness. Oh yeah, both male and female can use this! It's no wonder that this product is one of Klairs' best-sellers!

Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream helps you save 5 minutes in the busy morning as it replaces your primer, powder and sunblock already! The sebum control apparently also lasts from morning to afternoon. It is said to fit abt skin tone from light to dark, blends in well and can be reapplied and does not stimulate troubled skin. For people who have dry skin, redness and large pores, this is the product for you if you want natural-looking makeup!

There are no silver protective layer on the tip of the tube the first time I opened it, which kind of surprised me. Did you also notice the very adorable words on the packaging? It says, 'Dear Klairs, you look so wonderful just the way you are. Be natural Klairs.' Haha so cute! Indeed, with Klairs, it is all about looking naturally beautiful!

Let's do a simple swatch. The BB cream has quite a thick consistency and a slight grey undertone.

After blending it in, you can see that the right side of my hand is vis ibly brighter and fairer. It's a very light layer but some of the cream does settle into the rough lines on my hand. Of course, the effect will be different on the face. Klairs BB Cream has a unique smart colour system that enhances the natural skin tone, instead of covering it up. After all, isn't that what makeup is all about? It is to enhance your good points and hide the flaws. The BB Cream also feels light and evens out the skintone for healthy-looking skin.

 Now to unveil the Cerro Queen Natural Emulsion Powder Puff that came with the BB Cream. It is advised that people with oily skin use a sponge to apply their makeup as it is more moisturising.

The only makeup sponge I've ever used before is a Beauty Blender dupe so it's refreshing to see this cute little diamond shaped sponge. The sponge is so soft and bouncy! The edges are good for reaching hard-to-reach places like around your nose or under your eye. Use a gentle patting and twisting motion to get smooth lines, especially be gentle around the sensitive eye areas ok! Unlike the Beauty Blender, this sponge does not need to be wet first before using.

Lastly, just wanna show off the sweet card and ribbon hair claw that is handmade by the Natta Cosme team. Now I can wear my hair back in style!

After applying your basic skincare routine, it's time to put on some makeup! For me, I like to squeeze the BB Cream out on the back of my hand before patting some of the product onto the makeup sponge. Then, using a gentle patting motion, pat the product onto your face and make sure you focus on areas that need more coverage. *please ignore my funny hand*

I applied the Klairs BB Cream to one side of my face and I hope it's clear enough for you to see how well it covers up my uneven skin tone and redness, especially around the chin area! Admittedly, the coverage is really light and can't cover up my dark eye rings but the good news is, this product is buildable! I find that by using a sponge, you get more even application while using your fingers leaves streaky lines on your face. You can even use this BB Cream to replace your primer, makeup base or tinted moisturiser/sunblock before patting on your foundatioin and concealer on top, or simply wear it out on its own.

While it can be said that this BB Cream suits people with almost flawless skin more due to the light coverage, it does keep to its promise of keeping the skin moisturised and bright though! I've tried it when I had breakouts on my forehead, it really didn't help to cover up but rather, made my forehead look oilier and shinier. Now that my skin has cleared up a little, I finally understand what the rave is about! It leaves a smooth, even finish and gives you that dewy glow that only Korean makeup can achieve. The big tube lasts a long time but the downside is that it is not really travel friendly, unless you squeeze some of it out into a smaller container? Haha. This BB Cream does leave a sticky finish after use and does not last the whole day but it's a product that suits my dry skin without making it flake, and I'm thankful for that. :)

Get the Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream SPF40 PA+++ 40ml from Natta Cosme HERE for RM 71.20! Find other products by Klairs here too!

PS: To the girls out there who want to get a gift for your mom for Mother's Day, here's your chance! Get RM6 discount for any purchases above RM100 at Natta Cosme, with the code shown here. Valid till 15th May, about one month left so shop now! :)

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Disclaimer: Even though the product was sponsored, it has not affected my opinion in anyway. the review is based on my honest personal thoughts, experiences and preference after trying out the product. Effects may vary depending on the individual.

Monday, 6 April 2015

Beauty: Maybelline White Super Fresh Long Lasting UV Cake Powder

Truth be told, I'm not one to use compact powder or powder foundation to do my makeup but lately, I've been absolutely obsessed with this new compact powder! Can you guess what is it?  

Thank you, Maybelline for the little parcel!

I'm sure many of you girls have heard about the Maybelline White Superfresh Long Lasting UV Cake Powder in the market and read many reviews on it. Well, even though I'm not a pioneer to try it, I'll still like to let you know my honest review.

The Maybelline White Superfresh was designed to suit Asian skintone and weather by being a one-of-its-kind powder foundation. Unlike most powder foundation that melts off after long hours, this one is designed to be long-lasting just like their catchphrase, "No More Touch-ups". The powder foundation leaves your face with a flawless & even finish, without leaving any cakeyness or stickiness. The new and improved version of Maybelline White Superfresh also has INSTANT BRIGHTENING EFFECTS which means it makes you fairer and fresher! One thing about powder foundations is that it is lightweight. This one also provides up to 12-hour long-lasting freshness and has added SPF34/PA+++ for added sun protection. Watch the video below to know more about the benefits of this product!

The water-drop test especially surprised me to see how absorbent the powder cake is! 

The main thing I love about this product is how sleek it looks! Even though it's just a simple white packaging, it is clean and flat which makes it easy to slip into my makeup pouch or bag for instant touch-ups!

Behind, it is made of clear perspex where you can see the powder cake and sponge. 
Truth be told, the size and make of the Maybelline White Superfresh is about the same as my white iPhone 5S with its transparent cover on and many a times, I actually grabbed this by accident instead of my phone from my bag. XD

First thing I noticed when I opened the powder... Large mirror!! It's great because you don't look like a fool squinting at your own reflection while doing touch-ups. I chose the shade 02 Nude Beige which is good for people with fair & yellow undertone skin like me.

The foundation comes with a built-in makeup sponge that is extremely flexible and feels soft to the touch.


After swatching it on my hand, the colour seems to fit my skintone just fine (thank goodness). But one thing I realised is that like any other powder foundation, the Maybelline White Superfresh Long-Lasting UV Cake Powder has only a light coverage, which is probably why it feels so lightweight. The powder does seem to apply on fine though, without settling much into the lines of my hand.


To use, dab or swipe a bit of the powder foundation on the sponge and apply it on your face, focusing more on areas that need more fixing like redness around the nose and chin area & undereye,

The verdict?
As you know, I have been having breakouts and a lightweight product is good for my skin as it doesn't feel like it's clogging up my pores. However like I mentioned before, the coverage isn't super good and can't cover up most of my flaws as well as I would like it to. The product is buildable though and would be good for students because of the lightweightedness and affordable price point. What I like about it is how fine and smooth the powder is and application is a breeze. The foundation doesn't look cakey or patchy on my skin but leaves a matte, smooth finish. As for the 12-hour long-lasting thing, I would say it does not really live up to that as the powder started disappearing after 4 hours or so. Still, I'm grateful for the brightening & whitening effect it leaves and how it does not leave my T-zone looking oily after a few hours. I never leave home without it now and will always apply it over my liquid foundation to make my makeup last longer. I would definitely repurchase the refill in the future!

The new and improved Maybelline White Superfresh UV Cake Powder is now available in all leading drugstores & pharmacies as of April 2015. You can purchase it at RM23.90 or RM11.90 for refills. For more info, log on to:
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Carinn 

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Friday, 3 April 2015

[Guest Post] Fashion: Pantone Colour of the Year for 2015 & New Fashion Trends

So it's Fashion Friday once again! While I don't have any outfit posts to share this week (I promise to update soon once my camera is back!), I shall make up for it with this useful post on the Colour of the Year and how to wear it. A big THANK YOU to Gabriella who is a freelance guest writer, and a wonderful one at that. This sweet girl volunteered to come up with a post or two after being, in her words, inspired by my blog and fashion style. *blush* Read on for more!

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Ever since Pantone finally made it official and announced that marsala is colour of the year for 2015, we knew we will start seeing it everywhere, not only on runways and magazines, but in the streets too – wall colours, living room walls, tablecloths and cushions in cafes... If you’re not sure how to mix it with other colours and how exactly you should wear it, we have a couple of tips and tricks for you!


Makeup
For those who love the dramatic, vamp look, this is heaven: dark nails and even darker lips everywhere you look. Lipsticks in different shades of plum and red (and even black) all have matching lipsticks, but if you want to experiment, go ahead, you will not break any fashion laws as long as shades are not too different and go well with your outfit. Light eye shadows are recommended for the day, but you can also go heavy on the eyeliner if you want. Nevertheless, when you go out to party, go wild and combine dark red with lighter brown shades to emphasize the eyes.


Shoes
Luckily, this time it isn't all about the shoe style, but actually about the colour of your footwear. Having that all cleared up, you can now buy and wear anything you actually like, be it pointy flats, glittery open-toes high heels, sneakers or simple pumps. Combine marsala converse sneakers with jeans or simple skirt and plain tee to get that casual look, or wear pumps with a pencil skirt and plain white shirt to get that business elegance.


Clothes
Oh, where do we even begin with clothes? Trends have not significantly changed, so you can wear either skinny or wide, bell-bottom jeans; whichever you prefer. As long as this cold weather lasts you can wear lovely knitted sweaters, but as soon as sun warms us all up, you will have to swap them for tees, tops and lovely summer dresses. Even crop tops are back. If you recently had a tummy tuck, now is the time to show it off. Short skirts have claimed the throne back from maxi skirts which ruled for a few seasons and it'€™s going to be all about your legs the following seasons.

Accessories
If you feel the colour is too deep and dark for you to wear, you can opt for some marsala coloured accessories instead. Sometimes just a marsala coloured watch and nail polish combined with black skirt and white shirt leave a great impression. Wear statement necklaces, big earrings, purses or a floppy hat in different shades of deep and dark red to subtly draw attention of passers-by and be noticed.

No matter if you're thinking about changing the colours of your living room walls, adding curtains, cushions, and carpets to match, or you are going to stick to new clothes, have marsala in mind when you think you need a change. The colour is warm, eye-catching, chic and timeless at the same time and you will not be wrong if you pick it!

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Thank you Gabriella for the insightful post! I don't know about you, but I myself definitely learnt something from this piece and I hope you picked up a thing or two as well. I love Gabby's writing style! She has thus came up with another piece for my blog to suit my readers' styles and I promise to share it with you lovelies soon! Gabby has mentioned that she will be starting a blog soon, so stay tuned for that! Now, do show her some love and share this post if you found it interesting, will ya? ;)

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Carinn 

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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Fashion/ Travel: How to Getaway in Style! [FashionValet x The Luxe Nomad Getaway]

I found out two days ago that my boyfriend's bunch of uni friends were spending their Easter break in Pulau Tioman. Apparently, they did ask him along but he rejected them. I asked him why didn't he go, or at least tell me about the trip?

Him: I know you'd definitely force me to go but I don't want to.
Me: Why not? You need a holiday anyway. 
Him: Because I want to spend more time with you here.

I was speechless. Touched, too. That simple gesture, that sacrifice, an act of love. Ever since I've started working, we hardly get to spend time together anymore, even though we're both in JB. What more with his even busier schedule now that he's in third year of med school. At the most we get to meet once a week on the weekends- sometimes only for a couple of hours. I know he badly wants to go for a trip too but according to him, it's boring without me. 

So despite being so last-minute, what prompted me to write this post was in hopes that I can win a romantic getaway for the both of us. I'd like to win a stay at Paresa Phuket on The Luxe Nomad because a beach vacation in lovely Phuket is just the place to go to as our first ever overseas travel destination! If I had a choice, I'd pick the Dima Spa Pool Suite that is overlooking the blue sea while being surrounded by lush greeneries so the place feels more private.  There's even a private pool and jacquzzi. Sigh, bliss. Just look at how gorgeous this is!





Now, being a fashion blogger, aside from planning the itinerary, of course I'd have to plan my outfits beforehand too! I picked two outfits for different occassions - one for lounging during the day and one for dining in style at Diavolo, an Italian restaurant in Paresa Phuket. The restaurant just looks so nice and it has a scenic view of the beach. What a lovely, dreamy place for couples to be at!

During the day, I put together this easy, stylish and tropical look for sun-tanning or simply chilling at the beach or pool bar. It's also great to wear with a bikini inside because it's so convenient! *wink* I'm glad I got to pick out most of my outfits from FashionValet, a one stop shopping solution, lovingly handcrafted in Malaysia :) It's so convenient to have so many top fashion brands in one place which makes browsing and mix & match so much easier!

PS: Most of the brands in my outfit are found on FashionValet as well, 

Blue is the theme to match the clear, blue skies and sea by the resort. The printed skorts from Kiss&Tell is definitely a head-turner to wear out. Hence, a simple crop top is paired with the skorts so as not to overshadow it. The essentials such as my phone and money will be carried around in my little Mischa Amtrak Camo Pouch by Mischa! I especially love the camo print on this as it is not too masculine, thanks to the splashes of pink. Strut in confidence in my latest obsession, these ombre heels that has a little bit of edge to it! No outfit is complete without makeup so I'll choose my eyeshadow kit and lipstick from KATE Cosmetics Tokyo (Yes, FV carries cosmetics too!) for a natural no-makeup makeup look. Just a romantic outfit that will suit the mood when lying by the pool with my boyfriend. Ooh, I can't wait to lounge in this outfit already!

Mesh Panel Top - Soonaru 
Anggerik Skirt in Peach - Ruzz Gahara 
Constance Heels - Kiss&Tell 
Ceylon Oversized Studded Clutch - KLutched 
Classic Rose Gold Glasglow Lady Watch - Daniel Wellington 
Star Necklace - Cucito 
Ballerina Floral Earrings - grey/cyan
Love Infinity iPhone 6 Case - Fevrier Design

At night, I have put together this stylish, elegant ensemble with pieces that are all available at FashionValet. The inspiration behind this look is the muted abstract prints on the Anggerik Skirt in Peach by Ruzz Gahara. The prints remind me of tropical prints somehow, and it would complement he woodsy interior of Paresa Phuket perfectly. I chose a simple Mesh Panel Top to match to give it a slight street-vibe, a contemporary element to stand out from the cultural air that the place exudes. Wearing items designed by local designers puts a touch of Malaysian culture to the place.

Black and gold are the main colour theme for accessories as these colours stand out against the skirt. The clutch, necklace and iPhone case all has a sprinkle of femininity to its wild design. After all, it still matters to have an air of girliness when spending time with your loved one, right? Details matter as well so I chose these shiny earrings with floral details because in Phuket, it's all about going back to nature. I've been eyeing a DW watch for the longest time and my boyfriend chose this Glasglow Lady Watch for me which not only suits my slim wrist, but adds a touch of classiness with the rose gold rim. It's the perfect accompaniment to tie this look together. Lastly, maxi skirts goes best with heels so I'll match the outfit with my favourite Constance Heels in Electric Blue pumps from Kiss&Tell!

Fingers crossed that I'll get the chance to visit Paresa Phuket. All 22 years of my life, I've never stepped foot on a beautiful beach nor resort like this (Er, Desaru doesn't count lol). I'd really love to go snorkelling and swimming in the clear blue seas with the fishes! What would make the trip even sweeter is if I got to go with my loved one. Thank you for reading and I hope you'll get to live out your wanderlust dreams too :)

Blog your way to Phuket too with the FashionValet x The Luxe Nomad contest! Hashtag #fvtlngetaway to share your posts via Instagram! Find more details HERE. Contest ends on 2nd April 2015.

For more information, do log on to these sites:
FashionValet website: http://www.fashionvalet.com
FashionValet Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FashionValet
FashionValet Instagram: @fashionvaletcom #fashionvalet #fvootd
The Luxe Nomad website: https://www.theluxenomad.com
The Luxe Nomad Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theluxenomad
The Luxe Nomad Instagram: @theluxenomad #theluxenomad

Cheers,
Carinn 

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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Travel/ Shopping: Time for Soul Searching in Taiwan [Time to Shop // Time for Taiwan - The Butterfly Project x TTBKL]


Dear Diary,

It's here. The day has finally come. I'll be flying off to Taiwan on my own for the first time - my very first solo trip overseas! It feels like a dream, being able to check one more thing off my bucketlist. Yes, I would've gone travelling during the three months break after graduation, before jumping into the working world. But, the circumstances would not allow it. Well, at least this day has finally come. I am feeling scared, nervous as I'm about to board a plane and jet set to another country on my own for the first time. I chose Taiwan as my destination because of its similarity yet vast difference from our culture. I have prepared beforehand and it is not easy to get lost in this country for what I've heard is that the people are really friendly and partial to visitors. Even if I do get lost, it'll be another opportunity to explore new parts of the country, right? After years of seeing my friends, family and even lecturer visit the Heart of Asia, my time has finally come to see, feel and experience it with my own eyes!
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Thank God for a smooth and safe flight. My parents were worried sick about me and you can actually hear the relief in their voice when I landed at Taipei Taoyuan International Airport and called home. Now, to begin my journey of soul searching - and do lots of shopping while we're at it! Hey, I'm a girl and I love shopping, nothing wrong with that right? :D There are so many things to explore in a new country, so many different cultures. I'm hoping to also uncover a gem or two that I can bring home with me, something unique that can't be found in my country.
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Dear diary, it was a giant leap for me today as I plunged right into the heart of Taiwan to start my exploration. I visited the Taipei 101 building, one of the tallest skyscrapers in Taipei which was formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Centre. Fast forward a few years later, this place is a landmark of the city and booming with tourists from all over the world. Everyone must and will visit this place as it is beautiful in the day and at night. I stopped by the Taipei 101 Mall as I couldn't resist the temptation to shop! The first 5 floors consisted of international brands and boutiques and the top floor has many restaurants that has a great view of Taipei below. It's an eye-opener indeed, staring down and looking at the people below like ants. Haha. Stopped by Jason's Market before heading back to the hotel and managed to grab a few Taiwanese delicacies to bring back, including pineapple biscuits and my favourite quail egg! Souvenir shopping for family, done!


Tonight, I explored Ximending! It's clearly a place for youngsters to hangout and a hip, vibrant feel hung in the air. It is an open air shopping street and I was fortunate because it did not rain. Little food stalls popped up along the street and I managed to sample a few Taiwanese delicacies or street snacks as I wandered around. The best part about this place is that it is a little hideout amidst the bustling urban landscape of Taiwan. There is an "America Street" that mostly sells second-hand clothings. If I had more time, I'd definitely dig for some gems there. Old is gold! :p The clothes here are selling at a much lower price than in malls and in Malaysia so I got my shopping mode ON and bought some appropriate summer clothes for myself and my sister. I imagined that this place would be Heaven for my bf as they do sell basketball merchandises here. I got him a pair of Nike basketball shoes because I know how much he loves the sport!


On the way back to the hotel, this quaint little shop caught my eye. It looks bigger inside than it did on the outside when I entered. This is 86 Shop. Many girls have adviced me that this is the place to be if you're looking for beauty products! Taiwanese beauty brands are famous worldwide and they have had a huge influence to me, having been a regular mask sheet user and an avid follower of the show "女人我最大". I spotted a few of my fave brands such as Hanaka, Sexylook, Miss Hana, Bevy C and even 3CE from Korea! My eyes couldn't stop wandering at the huge selection and before I knew it, I had a basketful of goodies to bring back home to Malaysia. Now that's what I call a haul! Ah, great place to stock up on beauty products if you ever visit! I also learnt that some Taiwanese convenience stores allow you to send your parcels to their address and you can drop by the stores to collect your parcels. How convenient!

Today I took the road less taken and dropped by Bellavita Shopping Mall. It is arguably one of Taiwan's finest and most posh shopping mall, a heaven for fashionistas everywhere. It hosts all the top international luxury brands which I can't afford but it doesn't matter because the interior of the mall was so beautiful that it made my visit worth it! Even by just walking around made me feel relaxed and happy as I feasted my eyes on the designer items and gorgeous decor. There's even a fine Michelin Guide restaurant in the mall. Anyone into high-fashion and unique finds would love this place!

Dear diary, today I left Taipei and took a train ride across the countryside to Kaoshiung, another district of Taiwan. Taiwanese love travelling by train and I can see why now. The scenic view of the countryside is gorgeous. It is simply therapeutic to look out the window as the trees rush by and contemplate your life choices. I had a good long thought and couldn't have felt more blessed to be able to experience this while I'm young. This trip, this trip is a much needed-break as I was not fortunate enough to enjoy long vacations during my study years. After slogging it out for years, a getaway like this surely helps to broaden my horizons, gain new knowledge and I'm sure I will go back as a refreshed, more motivated person.


Finally arrived at my destination - Dream Mall! It is the largest shopping mall in Taiwan. I could never finish shopping here in a day. There are 10 floors in this mall! *jaw drops* The shops and brands range from low to high end and there is something for everyone. No wonder it's so crowded, as it's a great place to be for families and tourists alike. Well, now I can boast that I've shopped in the largest mall in East Asia!
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It's time to leave today. I will miss the beautiful city of Taiwan that has two ends of the spectrum - an impressive urban landscape and a breath-taking countryside. Streets like Shilin and Ximending are little escapes from the busy bustling city life while for total relaxation, the countryside is the place to be. The amazing food, selfless people and deeply-rooted culture is something that I will miss. Not to mention, it's a great place for shopaholics like me to be at as you can shop practically anywhere - from night markets to high-end malls. My journey may not be much of a cultural one but what I took away is that there is so much more of Taiwan to explore and I know that I'll definitely be back for more. This is Taiwan, it always leaves you wanting more.

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This is a visual diary of my made-up trip to Taiwan, my entry for the Butterfly Project x Taiwan Tourism Bureau's blogging contest. Going through all the entries, I feel that I am on the losing end as I have no 'real' photos of the city but what I do have, is my imagination, hence this piece. I feel that more personal posts will have a touch of realness to it that readers enjoy more. This is the closest photo I have to Taiwan, when my bf visited last year and got me some souvenirs.

And yes, shopping is one of the themes of this contest so it's best to stick with the genre I know best, right? Heh. But even in my imagination, I know Taiwan is a beautiful capital that I must visit at least once in my lifetime. You can view more photos of the beautiful country on my previous post HERE, about the Taiwan Travel Fair last weekend. It's also true that everyone around me has visited this country and I'm hoping that it will be my turn soon. If luck would have it and let's say I did win this, I would bring my bf along with me on the trip as our first ever overseas trip together. Also because I can't really read Chinese as well as I speak it XD It's always been a dream of mine to travel the world - wanderlust, they call it. It's been three years since my last trip overseas - you could say I'm not fortunate enough to afford overseas trips each year. There is really a difference in people who travel and people who don't. Travel expands the mind and horizons. You see things from a different perspective, you get lost to find yourself. Hence, I am going to save up for a destination this year that I can go to and really immerse myself in the sights and sounds as I get to know my real self.

Thank you TTBKL and The Butterfly Project for organising this and giving me a chance to find myself!

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Carinn 

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