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Monday, 20 October 2014

Shopping: Introducing Eastdane.com - Shopping for Men

Hey guys! And this one goes out specifically to the guys because we girls have sooo many shopping sites to shop from right? But how about the guys? Fret not, because I'll be introducing you another awesome website that I found... Eastdane.com!

Previously, I've blogged about Shopbop.com and guess what, East Dane is actually the brother site to Shopbop! Newly launched in 2013, East Dane is the thoughtful, straightforward site for men's fashion, showcasing new names to fashion and is totally catered for the men who love to be in trend. Just like Shopbop, East Dane is also a subsidiary of Amazon.com and brings you a one stop shopping destination for the modern man.

For more information about East Dane, you can find it here: http://www.eastdane.com/ci/aboutShopBop/customerservice.html#page=10

After browsing through East Dane, I found many things that I'd love to get for the two most important men in my life.. Daddy and boyfie. Here are some of my picks!

My dad travels frequently for work, so getting something to suit his travel needs would be great. Check out some of the Travel Accessories that East Dane offers.

It's a functional travel bag with lots of compartments to carry your toiletries. Not to mention, it's also made of very good quality material and looks so stylish too!

Truth be told, Tumi is one of my dad's favourite brands. I'm sure this simple yet classy passport case would buy his heart!

My dad is also a huge tech fan. There is bound to be something for him and all the tech nerds out there in the Tech Accessories section of East Dane.

Woohoo! Isn't this a beauty? With great sounds and a vintage, wooden finishing, it's the perfect gift for any music lovers.

Being an Apple fan means you'll have to get a portable charger for your phone and other gadgets (lol). This sleek portable phone charger is great for both guys and girls!

I've also scoured out some things that I think bf would love. 


He loves maroon, and so do I! This coloured tie goes great with any black or white shirts and adds a pop of colour to the outfit.

Boyfie has been on the hunt for a trendy yet vintage-looking briefcase to bring on hospital rounds. I guess this one fits the bill? Plus, it's fully-leather!

The other day he was just telling me that he wants to buy new shirts for his wardrobe. I like this dark blue shirt as it has a twist to it. Spot the tiny polka dots! Who says polka dots are for cutesy girls only? Guys can pull it off too as long as the dots are not too big!

So there you have it. I realised that most of the pieces I chose are quite vintage-looking? If ever in doubt what to get for the men in your life, just go with dark, neutral colours which are the safest. :p I will be posting more fashion inspiration after this. Do remember to watch this space for more, guys and girls!

Don't forget to stalk www.eastdane.com for more trendy clothes, shoes and more. Also girls, do check out www.shopbop.com to fulfil your shopping needs!

Cheers,
Carinn 



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Sunday, 19 October 2014

Beauty: REALASH Eyelash Enhancer [Part 1]

I received this present the other day. Wonder what is it?

Ooh, my REALASH Eyelash Enhancer has arrived! REALASH which is made in France, is the only effective free sale eyelash extension liquid approved by the FDA which claims to make your lashes longer, thicker, darker and fuller. Sounds like a dream come true for girls like me with straight, sparse Asian lashes?

With its pioneering formula and breakthrough eyelash growth nutrient, REALASH is the world's best eyelash enhancer, demanded by dermatologists and bloggers worldwide. Not only does it lengthen and thicken your lashes, it claims to make your lashes curl easier and more seductively too. Can't wait to put it to the test!

The liquid inside is a clear liquid which smells a bit like glue to me XD I have tried out other lash serums before but they were in the form of a mascara brush, so I was pretty surprised to see this brush which resembles an eyeliner thin brush.


As you can see, my eyelashes are quite dark but not very full and thick. Length-wise I guess it's acceptable but like I said many times before, my lashes are so straight and stubborn!


With mascara, this is how my lashes look like. I'm using photos from my previous Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara post, here's an overview. After one month, I will use back the same mascara and see how much changes there are after using REALASH!

Surprise! This is the first time I'm revealing my short hair on my blog. Haha. I guess after a month, you guys will be able to see changes not only on my lashes, but my hair length as well (hopefully) haha.

To apply, swipe REALASH directly on the skin of the eyelid after removing eye makeup, similar to how you would use eyeliner. Wipe all the excess from the eyelid as additional applications will not increase growth. 

Some things to note:
- DO NOT apply REALASH to the lower lashes.
- Use the sterile applicator provided and not your fingers. Your eye area is extrememly sensitive so try and avoid contamination to prevent infection.
- Do not use if you are sensitive to the ingredients in REALASH. Consult a doctor should you feel discomfort.
- Do not use if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, undergoing chemotherapy or under the age of 18.
- If prolonged use causes a slight darkening at the base of the eyelashes, discontinue use.
- If you are wearing contact lens, it is best to remove them first prior to application. The lenses can be reinserted after 15 minutes.

Hmm.. Wonder how long before I can see the results? It is recommended to use only a small quantity, once daily. If you missed a dose, apply it again the next evening. Use it for 8-12 weeks to see significant results. After that, reduce to 1 - 2 times a week in order to maintain the results.

I'll be splitting my REALASH review into 3 parts so expect to see results in 30 days and subsequently 3 months after! Hopefully REALASH gives me sexy lashes that looks just like falsies soon hehe. 

If you're interested in trying this product, you can try this Starter Package at RM199 for 3ml which is sufficient to last you for 4-5 months of daily use. Check out the price and other packages they have here! You can order from the link or email them for more info!

Find REALASH on their website, Facebook and Instagram now.


Cheers,
Carinn 



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Disclaimer: Even though the product was sponsored, it does not affect my thoughts in any way. The review is based on my honest personal thoughts, experiences and preference after trying out the product. 

Friday, 17 October 2014

Carinn x OOTD: Lacey Affairs ft. Lululeia

Every girl dreams of being a princess. It's not being materialistic or unrealistic because it's always good to dream big. Well, not all of us are blessed to become a real-life princess but we can all be one in our daily lives just by acting and dressing like one!

I'm thrilled to get this White Lace Set from a newest blogshop in town, Lululeia. It was started in July 2014 by a beautiful senior of mine, Evelyn, and just by looking at her fashion sense, you'd know you won't be disappointed by the lovely pieces in her shop! Each piece is handpicked and sourced internationally to satisfy all the princesses (at heart) out there! Lululeia does online preorder which takes about 14-20 days to arrive but if you're impatient, just think how worth it it will be when you receive your parcel as each piece is pretty and unique in their own way. 












White Lace Set - Lululeia (shop here) // Floppy hat - Taobao // Violet Rose Medium Longchamp-inspired Bag - Queen & Cat (shop here) // Rope belt - YFS Concept Store // Kitten heels - Charles & Keith // Mise en Dior Pearl Earrings - Fashion Culture Box Love Story edition (review here)

Wearing Miacare CONFiDENCE contact lenses in Brown

Photographer: MCY
Venue: Ratatouille La Gourmet, Adda Heights

This pretty set that I'm wearing costs RM159 and can be worn together or separately. I feel very "high-fashion" and exclusive in this as every piece in the shop is so unique, you can be sure that there won't be many people dressed in the same way or same outfit as you :p In the blogshop photos, the model actually wore the top outside but it was kind of long for me, so I tucked it in and made it look like a romper. Just to clean up the look, I used a rope belt to cinch my waist and bring more attention to the floral lace designs. If you've read my previous post, you'll know that I've been using this floral bag a lot and personally, I think it's the perfect combination - floral and lace. The purple shoes also complemented the purple bag well and the scallop trimmings on the shorts seems to give the illusion of elongated legs! Lastly, just wear some classy earrings, pop on a floppy hat and spritz some perfume for an elegant yet casual outfit. By the way, you can find a similar pair of the earrings here in shoplululeia too! 
Just my luck to stumble upon this restaurant which has the perfect setting for me to take photos and showcase this outfit!

Needless to say, I am in love with this set. It gives off a very wanderlust, calm and dreamy feeling. The material is extremely good, I'm not even kidding. However, do take care of the lace edges and don't let it get caught on sharp edges ._.  I can't wait to try different ways to style this since the top and bottom can also be worn individually :D Both the top and bottom does not only have two, but THREE linings so it's quite thick and you can rest assured that it's not see-through. There is also a zip at the back of the top for easier fit and a hidden zip for the shorts. My favourite part of the outfit is definitely the mesh lining and lace trimmings on the neck and sleeves area.. So dreamy and pure :)

To order, simply email contact@lululeia.com or LINE: @lululeia. You can choose to place an order on the website as well where you will be directed to a normal checkout process. 

Shipping rates are as below:

LOCAL SHIPPING RATES
West Malaysia:
Orders less than RM50 - RM6
Orders above RM50 - FREE

FLAT RATE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
Singapore & Australia: 
Orders below RM350 - RM35
Orders above RM350 - RM15

United Kingdom: 
Orders below RM150 - RM50
Orders between RM150 to RM350 - RM35
Orders between RM350 to RM500 - RM25
Orders above RM500 - FREE 

For all the princesses at heart out there, your dreams can now come true at Lululeia. Even the website design is so pink and lovely, what's not to like? Drop by their website and swoon at the beautiful and girly pieces they have to offer! Quote my name "Carinn" to get 10% off your purchase <3

Also, don't forget to stalk them on Facebook and Instagram! Remember to hashtag #lululeiaXootd to get featured. Not only do they sell clothes, you can find accessories, shoes one-of-a-kind phone covers from them too! I'm currently lusting over this pair of Unicorn bedroom slippers omg damn cute caaaan. *-*

Is it weird for me to wear this set like a romper? Let me know! If you liked this look, Hype me on Lookbook will ya? :) Until then, never stop dreaming and be your beautiful selves :)

If you'd like to see more, you can view my previous Carinn x OOTD post here :)

Lots of love,
Carinn 



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Disclaimer: Even though the product was sponsored, it does not affect my thoughts in any way. The review is based on my honest personal thoughts, experiences and preference after trying out the product. 

Shopping: Save Money with CupoNation Singapore!


It's no surprise that I love shopping and receiving parcels at my door! #happygirlishappy.
Last night, I was talking to my gf in the UK and she was telling me how I'll go crazy if I did online shopping there. Apparently ASOS is having sales now and she managed to snag 2 dresses for 27 pounds. WHAAATTT. I was so jealous! 

Of course, after that I couldn't help myself but browse ASOS site too. :x It was then that I stumbled upon CupoNation. Guys and girls, I HAVE to share this with you! It is a site that helps you save money. They have compiled all the best deals, promotional codes and vouchers, all in one place so that you stretch every penny to the max! What sorcery is this??

Check out this ASOS promo code! Get an EXTRA 25% off ASOS storewide? WHAT. Plus, I know that ASOS offers free international shipping so I can purchase at an even better price now :o *wallet crying* I guess the code applies for Singapore for now but I can still get any friends in Singapore to buy for me first.. XD Not only that, they have other codes like 60% off workwear, 25% on sportswear and more! Why got so good deal wan!

CupoNation has various categories to browse and I also chanced upon the Travel category where they were having Jetstar flight deals! I'm actually planning a short vacation after I graduate so now I know where to go to get even cheaper flight tickets.. Yay!

If you're trying to save money but splurge at the same time (am I making sense?), now you know where to look! Um, you're welcome :)

Cheers,
Carinn 



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Thursday, 16 October 2014

Event: bollywood PROFESSIONAL @ Muse by Watsons

When we say Bollywood, what comes to your mind? For me, it's the elaborate outfits, quirky dances and of course, the over-the-top makeup. I've always admired how beautiful the artists are with their flawless skin and how they can pull off colourful makeup that enhances their naturally sharp features. I'm sure it takes a lot of work to look that good! Recently, I got to indulge in the glitz and glamour of Bollywood and experience for myself just how amazing Bollywood makeup is at Muse by Watsons, Sunway Pyramid.



Introducing bollywood PROFESSIONAL. This is a brand that is extremely popular in London and amongst Bollywood artistes and guess what! They've finally reached our shores! They have partnered up with Muse by Watsons because of the store's excellent services and set-up that suits the theme of bollywood PROFESSIONAL perfectly. Thank you, The Butterfly Project for the invitation to experience this launch!


Every girl will be delighted at this sight. It's so colourful and lovely! Check out the wide range of cosmetics they have that caters to all skin colour and skin type.







bollywood PROFESSIONAL doesn't only make cosmetics, but they have their own fragrance too!

#bloggeratwork

The main objective of this event was to introduce us to the newly-launched lip colour series from bollywood PROFESSIONAL - Liquid Lipstick which boasts intense colour and full coverage, and is suitable for long-wear. Not only that, it is formulated with vitamins and which will protect and treat your lips as you wear it.

The gorgeous brand principal, Rani Barring tells us how did the brand come about. She was born and raised in London and has the experience of living in various countries including Korea and New York. bollywood PROFESSIONAL cosmetics are made in New York because Ms Rani believes that cosmetics has to keep up to date with fashion as well and what better place to learn than in the most fashionable city in the world? Recently, the bollywood PROFESSIONAL team also attended New York Fashion Week to learn about the latest trends in fashion. 

According to Rani Barring, bollywood PROFESIONAL cosmetics are made from extremely nourishing ingredients which means that when you apply it, it not only makes you look good but treats your skin at the same time. When she first introduced this cosmetics line to Bollywood makeup artists, they were so impressed with the colour intensity and staying power as it doesn't melt even when shooting in hot studio lights for hours, that they insisted to only use bollywood PROFESSIONAL cosmetics now. Even the actresses themselves are so amazed by the makeup that they want to use it off-screen as well.


After hearing that awesome introduction, the girls couldn't wait to try out the makeup for themselves too! We all got the chance to get  full makeover at the makeup station.

Butterfly Mamasan, Tammy having her makeover done! 

And then of course I had to get my makeup done too!

I loved that they had a system whereby the makeup counter is divided into stations so each girl could have their turn and the makeup artists can work more efficiently. First we started with face, then moved on to the eyes and finally, the lips. Basically, I just let the makeup artists work their magic and decide what colour and style they think suits me. 

These are the products that they used on my face.

Mineral Photo Touch Foundation | Mineral Photo Touch Concealer | Concealer

Eyeshadow - matte, shiny.. you name it, they have it.

And of course the star of the day, Liquid Lipstick! 

Here's a quick swatch of all the colours above. See that smudge on my arm? I tried wiping it off with only tissue and trust me, this lipstick DOES NOT BUDGE at all! In fact, it leaves a stain even after I wiped all of it off. This shows you just how saturated and pigmented the lip colour is! 

My final look! I love my eye-makeup, even prior to adding more eyeliner. It blends so easily and the colour is so pigmented! I had a birthday party to attend that night and the theme was Light Colours, so this eyeshadow perfectly matches the theme. The foundation is another favourite as it's not drying at all but at the same time, it's not cakey. It is also quite long-lasting because I was sweating a lot at the party and the foudation stayed put. The best part is the red lips. I'm wearing Code Red and it's such a sultry, sexy red! The lipstick feels moisturising and not sticky. It is super shiny like I'm wearing gloss and does last a long time. However, it will stain your teeth if you're not careful. So always remember to dab off the excess with tissue paper or try the finger-in-mouth method.

Ok selfie time! Finally met this big-eyed babe, Kerchi in person! <3

Cute Jennifer with her sweet makeup look :)

Pretty Jenny! I love her headgear.. We first met at Benefit's Majorette Workshop, and she's so friendly!


My usual events partner, Jess! <3

And of course I had to take a picture with Mamasan Tammy. She looks so great and so different since the last time I saw her! 

With Miss Rani Barring. Omg I'm so tiny and awkward next to her ><

Ending with my OOTD. The theme was Glam Luxe and I didn't really know what to wear.. Baroque print seemed pretty glamourous and suited for Bollywood theme to me, so I wore this dress which I got during my Japan trip.
Dress from H&M 
Shoes from Happy2u
Clear Perspex Box Clutch from Happy2u
Bracelet from Cotton On
Earrings from Diva Accessories

Photo taken from Muse by Watsons Facebook
Lastly, gropu photo with the gorgeous glamorous Butterflies! Oh yea, thank you bollywood PROFESSIONAL for the goodie bag!

A clearer photo of my full makeup that day. This is after adding more eyeliner to my bottom waterline.I don't mind that it's too over the top because hey, Bollywood is all about glamour and colours! I personally love it a lot, what do you think?

For more details, log on to bollywood PROFESSIONAL's website and Facebook page.
Visit Muse by Watsons at LG1, Sunway Pyramid to experience this cosmetic line and more for yourselves and don't forget to LIKE Butterfly Project Malaysia on Facebook for more updates on upcoming events!

Cheers,
Carinn 



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