I hope.

I hope you will have a wonderful year, that you’ll dream dangerously and outrageously, that you’ll make something that didn’t exist before you made it, that you will be loved and that you will be liked, and that you will have people to love and to like in return. And, most importantly (because I think there should be more kindness and more wisdom in the world right now), that you will, when you need to be, be wise, and that you will always be kind.

My Morning Routine

Foundation: Urban Decay Naked Foundation in shade 3.0

It’s not easy finding a foundation that works well for your skin. For me, this foundation works magic. It’s not drying or making my skin too oily, and I’ve tried numerous brands but I find myself always getting back to this one.

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Mixed with Maybelline Babyskin Instant Bright Transformer with SPF 35

Lately I’ve been using this together with my foundation by mixing it together and I can’t really tell the difference but thought that I’d need the SPF anyway so this works well for me so far.

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Concealer: Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Light

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Compact Powder: Innisfree Mineral UV Whitening Pact with SPF 50

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Contour: NYX Highlight & Counter Pro Palette

I love this palette but lately I’ve been trying Maybelline Contouring and Highlighting Stick and I’ve sorta been switching it up. Both are great!

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Highlighter: Innisfree Mineral Highlighter

Don’t you just love Innisfree? Their products are so affordable but great quality. I’ve been using their Highlighter for some time and I like that it’s not too flashy or too glittery and it’s appropriate for everyday’s use.

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Blusher: Canmake Cream Cheek

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Undereye brightener: 1-Day Tattoo Real Lasting Tears Tank

Got to give a massive shoutout for this, I can’t live without this! I love putting this on the corner of my eye and under it for instant brightening effect! Have been using this same product for over a year every day.

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Lip: Sephora Lip Stain

Dare I say that Sephora has probably the best formula of liquid lipsticks out there? It dries very fast but not drying on the lip and it’s very long-lasting! I wish they have more color options, it’s not easy to find certain colors in Sephora. I’ve been addicted to their dark plum colors lately, I’ve been wearing it almost every day that my other lip colors get jealous!

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Notice how I’m lacking Eye Shadow, Eye liner and Mascara? Yes, I’m loving the no-eye make-up process since I’m wearing eye-lash extension.

I gotta admit I’m not really missing that 😉

Frat party in a police car

We were young, we were carefree, we were shameless.

It was another day during our university exchange program in the States. At that time we were very excited and daring (I remember partying with a group of friends at a bar outside campus a night before we even had our first class, literally on the day that we just landed.)

And the people whom we went out with was this group of guys that a friend of mine just met on the plane on the way to the States.

It hardly sounds safe at all, but please refer the young-part above.

Anyway, after probably a few weeks there, we got invited to a house party by this American senior in the university and being us, of course we excitedly said yes.

I think it was 5 of us, all girls, who were going to go to this party. We didn’t know anyone besides the guy who invited us there, and it wasn’t even at his house. We were given the address of the party, and I can’t remember whether the house was on-campus or not. It probably was, since our plan was to walk from our campus residence.

But bear in mind, the campus area was huge.

And the fact that I forgot about so-called venue is quite alarming to me. I’m either very forgetful or my mind has subconsciously blocked this memory.

I remember us getting ready for this party and left our residence somewhere around 6-7pm maybe? And it was winter at that time, so it was freezing cold and we were huddled in our thick jackets, trying to find this place.

We probably had no data at that time, which was why we couldn’t really just google our way there. After about an hour trying to make our way, we realised that we were, one hundred percent, lost.

By this time, the night was getting late, and we weren’t making any progress. During this whole expedition, we subsequently went inside this building just to seek warmth. I remember 5 of us sat around on the floor in this random building, chatting away and trying to figure out what we should do next.

We didn’t want to admit defeat and drag our silly ass back home, because.. the party! We were nothing if not full of perseverance… (at the thought of cute university boys waiting for us.)

Sigh. Tina, you’re shameless.

I can’t remember how long we stayed inside the building, but it must have been quite some time. My friend was trying to text this guy who invited us to get help but we were still stuck.

It was probably 9pm by this point, and what happened next was either really smart (or totally ridiculous) on our part.

During one of the classes we had, we remembered our professor saying that the university had a campus police. We were given the number in case of emergency if we ever need assistance.

AH yes.

“We need assistance right now, we’re lost, we’re cold, and we need to get to this party. Let’s call the campus police,” said no sane person ever.

However, we were not sane people.

So that’s what we did. We called the number for the campus police. We told them where we were and they sent a unit over to our location.

The police came in a legit police car. The officer came out and looked at us.

“Officer, we’re trying to get to this house for a party, and we’re lost.”

(My brain totally blocked off the next part cos I couldn’t remember the officer’s reaction. I assumed he must have had a major reaction to our stupidity bravery.)

He must have been in his very best mood ever (maybe his wife just gave birth, he probably has just won a lottery, or hey, maybe he just got promoted!) but he actually offered to drive us to this said-house party.

So there we were. We stuffed ourselves inside this police’s car and he drove us right to the entrance of the house where the party was in a full-blown mode.

To say that we made a memorable entrance was an understatement. We came in a police car! The look on the guys’ faces. Their jaws dropped. They probably thought the police came to tell them to lower the noise down or to check on the party.

Instead, he was dropping us off… to party with them.

Anyway, we thanked the officer profusely but at the same time, was very embarrassed about how we made use of a legit police campus to take us to a frat part.

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This is the part where you applaud us for being very resourceful. *ahem*

 

Good Times.

This weekend I met up with one of my oldest friend in Singapore.

We used to be the closest – partners in crime who share everything and anything with each other and it’s amazing to think back about the things that we have gone through together!

We were there through each other’s relationships, break-ups and countless drunken moments (mostly mine).

Through our phrases – schools, party days a la Sex and The City, trip to the States, potlucks, IKEAs, slumber parties, bar-hopping, and so many more!

She’s the Charlotte to my Samantha.

(Because she’s classy and proper and I’m a maneater)

Over lunch and drinks, we caught up about lives and dreams and we’re planning to take a trip together (my last as a single lady) and we can’t be more excited!

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