Friday, August 26, 2011

FOTD - Spring is in the Air




Humming Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night" (which pretty much put my Friday nights into a song LOL) while writing this post. Lets see how will I survive with 4 hours sleep today. Hopefully it will be an early night for me. :P

Today's post is going to be a quick FOTD post to keep my posting somewhat consistent as well as to preview a couple of products that I will be reviewing soon :P 

Spring-inspired FOTD
The mixture of plum and peach colour using MAC Play On Drum Mineralised Eyeshadow DUO to welcome the arrival of spring, which is in about a week's time!!! Everybody says whoop whoop! I foresee more colours revolving around the likes of corals and peaches very soon! :)

I have previously done a FOTD post using the same eyeshadow duo HERE.

On my EYES
ELF Mineral Primer
Illamasqua Cream Pigment in Delirium* 
MAC Mineralised Eyeshadow DUO in Play On Drum
Milani Techno Liquid Eyeliner in Black
Milani Liquif'eye Metallic Eyeliner Pencil in Black
Maybelline Falsies Volume Mascara in Black
Shu Uemura Eyebrow Pencil in Hard

On my FACE
Cover Girl Aqua Smoother Tinted Moisturiser
Rimmel Match Perfection 2 in 1 Concealer & Highlighter in Ivory
Jane Iredale Pure Mineral Pressed Powder*
Models Prefer Blush in Desk to Date*
Milani Baked Blush in Bellissimo Bronze
Illamasqua Powdered Metal in Ether*
Face of Australia Translucent Powder*

On my LIPS
Ciccone Cosmetics Lipstick in Oceanus*

Thank god its Friday and have a good weekend everyone!!!! Be it party it up or spending time with your loved ones. :) 

What is your favourite spring colours? 
Does your make up style/ colours revolve around the seasons?

(*) Asterisk marked products were provided to me by the PR for consideration. I am not affiliated with them, neither am I compensated for this post. 


Monday, August 22, 2011

FOTD - Lavender Smokey Eyes ft The Body Shop London Brush Eye Palette and OOTD!

As promised, I am trying to be more consistent with my posting. I have a couple of reviews and new products to share with you guys but that takes a longer time as swatches and proper writing are required as opposed to FOTD/OOTD posts. 

So, it is VERY rare (or maybe even never) that I would post the FOTD/OOTD the next day.  They are usually way backlogged and probably only appears... 4-6 weeks later. #failbeautyblogger. Well, it is an exception this time because I really like my out-of-my-comfortzone (ie neutrals) FOTD and I got to wear maxi dress! 

Lavender smokey eyes using The Body Shop Limited Edition London Blush Collection Eye Palette in 02 A La Mode

On my EYES
ELF Mineral Eye Primer
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cottage Cheese
The Body Shop Limited Edition London Brush Collection Eye Palette in A La Mode
Eye Colour 02 - Pre´t-A-Pink (all over the lid)
Eye Colour 04 - Little Black Dress (Outer V and lower outer lash line)
Eye Colour 03 - Futuristic Silver (ball of my eyes and inner corner of my lower lash line)
Maybelline Eyestudio Drama Lasting Gel Liner in Black
Milani Liquif'ye Metallic Eyeliner in Black
Maybelline Falsies Mascara in Black
Shu Uemura Eyebrow Pencil in Hard
Circle Lenses from MUKUCHU

On my FACE
Cover Girl Tinted Moisturiser
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Light
Jane Iredale Pressed Mineral Powder
Face of Australia Translucent Powder
Flomar Pretty Compact Blush On 
MAC MSF in Candlelight

Random photo taken on the train - Ciccone Cosmetics Lipstick in Oceanus
On my LIPS
(LOVEEEEE this colour - you will definitely see more of this as spring approaches!)

Lion Hair Take #1

Lion Hair Take #2

Lion Hair Take #3

Just in case you guys thought that I spent hours "styling" my hair, this is merely my bad, gross, dirty, unwashed hair prior to putting them up into a bun. I do, however, quite like the effect of it! =)

*Please ignore the disgusting state of my mane and focus on the GORGEOUS Oceanus kthxbye*

Ok, I promise this is my last luvo pic =P 
(I can't help it as I loved the eye colours and the lipstick!)

Big Breakfast @ Mickeys Cafe, Paddington
My absolutely yummy-licious brunch with a girlfriend today. Super love their hash browns - which is kinda like potato strips pancake. <3

Capturing an Outfit of the Day shot in Alannah Hill, Paddington
Outfit of the Day
Leopard Printed Maxi Dress - Ally
Boyfriend Blazer - Valley Girl
Belt - TEMT
Sandals - Sports Girl
Scarf - Mom's (purchased from China)
White Sling Bag - Urban Outfitters
Rings - Diva & Equip

Oh haiz, I am headless!

I reckon this is a pretty cool "headless" photo of mine thanks to the backlight effect and my shitty iPhone 3GS camera! What says you?

Have you tried any FOTD outside your comfort zone lately? 
What are your thoughts on the colours of The Bodyshop London Collection Eye Palette in A La Mode?

Have a great week ahead lovelies! 
I know I will be suffering from #MoodyMonday and #MondayBlues for sure!


Sunday, August 21, 2011

A Little of Everything - I'M Back!

Hey lovelies!

I know, I know. The last time I blogged was 2 weeks ago. *hides face*  This is probably the longest unannounced hiatus I have gone on. I have just been caught up with "what-I-wanna-do-in-life" ie quarter-life-crisis and also my lack of inspiration. 

Today's post is going to be another pictures-loaded-post - with an update of whats been happening in the past 2 weeks. I promise, beauty post resumes after this. I have a couple of swatches sitting in my Picasa album, waiting to be shown to the world of beauty. So, stay tune for that! 

Without further ado.... let's move on to some pikchasssss! :)

LOVIN' the sun!! I can feel that spring is in the airrrrrrr :)
Sydneysiders were graced with the lovely weather filled with sunshine yesterday after a cold and wet Friday! I had lunch with my sister at Arisun in the city followed by dessert at LNC Dessert House.

Clockwise from top left: Mixed Ramen, Salt and Pepper Silver Fish, Green Tea Snow Flakes and Kimchi
I was in need of some hangover food this morning - yumcha or spicy noodle soup. Ended up eating at Arisun near Darling Harbour. I reckon the one in Strathfield is WAY better. 

Mixed Ramen tasted like instant noodles, except it costs 13x more; Salt and Pepper Silver Fish was alright but definitely didn't worth $28. I was stuffed after lunch but cravings not satisfied! I don't think I will be going back Arisun in a very time! 


If you followed me on twitter, you would have seen my "live update" during City2Surf. City2Surf is a 14km marathon which takes place in August every year to raise funds for charity. Yes, you saw it right - 14kms. 

I have always wanted to take part in City2Surf but never really bitten the bullet. I mean, its 14km not 4km and I know my fitness level in the prior years doesn't help either. 

However, I decided to be part of the biggest marathon in Sydney this year 1) I have been to the gym for the past 10 months so my fitness level improved albeit I am still not the fittest and 2) It's about time to suck it up and bite the bullet! 

I am glad I did as I enjoyed myself although I felt like I was rolled over by a truck in the next 2 days and was moaning every 2 steps I took. Definitely looking forward to next year and hopefully I will still be as G-ed as now and will actually train to run the entire 14km. We will see. =) 


Our very own City 2 Surf pose LOL

Gross hair, make-up-less face 
I Made It.. I Made It!
This is definitely the MOST unflattering photo ever posted on Through Beauty Eyes. Dead set. But I thought that it'd be sweet to have a photo of me crossing the finishing line. 

I finished the 14km in 2:27 hours, which was 27 minutes over my expected time LOL Well, in my "defence", this is my first time. My aim for next year is under 2hours! 

The Girls and I @ Sanctuary Hotel for a cold cider and some schnitty post City2Surf! 


More photos from my Friday night outing with Miss Cindy from Fashionably Yummy and Miss J.H. 

Sponge Bob outside Cohi Bar!!
Contacts from Mukuchu.Com and wearing NYX Matte Lip Cream in Milan (SUPER LOVES!)

Sipping CC Dry, Nails - Endota Nail Polish in Richmond
Love this photo taken by Cindy - "innocent" look while sipping on my CC Dry LOL. 

All photos courtesy of Fashionably Yummy


Nail of the Week:

Fuchsia Nails with White Crackles

First, apply 2 generous coat of Sally Hansen HD Nail Colour in Digital

Then, apply a layer of white crackles nail polish (I am using China Glaze White Crackles here) and finish it off with a coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat.

I will be replying all the comments today (sorry for such a delay!) and probably draft a couple of posts for the week just so Through Beauty Eyes isn't as dead. =)

Hope you lovelies are enjoying your weekend!

Did any of you run the City2Surf? What are you wearing on your nails this week?


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Sunday Quickie #2

Hi lovelies!!!

It has been a while long time since I last had a Sunday Quickie. And I know, it's almost Tuesday but since I am doing a recap of the happenings of my weekend, I thought I'd classify it under Sunday Quickie series. =) 

Friday started off awesome as my gift from Body Shop arrived at work - something I won from their twitter contest a week ago. :)

The Body Shop Limited Edition London Brush Collection Palette
02 A La Mode

I have gently swatched these colours and they are super pigmented! Can't wait to try them out and create some looks using it. =) 

Have any of you tried their London Brush range?

Instead of the usual Friday night drinks with my workmates, I had dinner and drinks with my "random" friends - Miss Cindy and Miss Juri! 

Why random, one may ask?

Miss Cindy Ngo who blogs at FASHIONABLY YUMMY 
Well, we don't exactly belong to any particular groups such as "uni group", "partying group", "work group"... you catch the drift. But I guess you can classify them under "uni casual work group" since thats where I met Cindy and that's when I got closer to Juri. 

I knew Juri since first year uni but we have been mere acquaintances and got closer when we worked together 2 years later.

I always have the most random outing with these girls and love how we will never run out of topic despite not meeting up for months. We started off at Coach Bar at GPO Martin Place, and hopped to Bungalow 8 at King St Wharf then to Cohi Bar at Darling Harbour and ended the night with Oporto's Bondi Burger cos I am #healthy like that. #suchafatshit


Endota Spa
I had the opportunity to try the half an hour body massage complimentary of Endota Spa last Saturday and it was truly relaxing! Just exactly what I needed after all the assignment and work stress! :) 

More camwhoring pics of my ASOS fuschcia draped blazer featured in THIS post.

MAD LOVE!!! <3

I am praying hard that the weather will warm up towards the end of August as I just got a black dress for a friend's birthday and it would go perfectly well with this draped blazer! Not gonna happen though. :(

Lemon Tart - Le Renaissance Courtyard Cafe @ The Rocks
 This lemon tart was absolutely delicious! It has just the right amount of sugar and I definitely enjoy the tingling feeling from the sourness of the lemon. Do keep in mind, it definitely is on the upper end of the sour scale, so it might not be your cup of tea if you're not a fan of sour stuff. 

Jasmine Green Tea Macaroons - La Renaissance, Courtyard Cafe @ The Rocks
 LOVE IT TOO! I am a huge fan of salted caramel flavoured macaroon but choice were limited that day! No regrets in choosing this though! I love how the desserts from La Renaissance isn't too sweet! 

Blogging about in the wee hours is definitely not the wisest thing to do, innit? =.="

Weather on Saturday was absolutely lovely - sitting at the low 20s in the middle of winter, with the abundance of sunshine! So thankful that I didn't have to cooped up at home slaving away for my assignment or studying.

Wendy's Vodka Lemon Lime & my champers @ The Argyle, The Rocks

 Bitching Catching up over a glass of champers on a lovely Saturday arvo = what more could I ask for? =)

NOTW - Endota Nail Polishes in Richmond


FOTD using La Glam Cosmetics Balinese Princess. (Review and detailed FOTD post soon!) during the Sydney Beauty Bloggers Casual Meet Up on Sunday! 

Knit top - Market City/ Crop pocket shorts - SUPRE
Outfit of the day - I was such a hero to rock my shorts without boots during winter! In my defence, it was fairly warm during the day until later in the arvo when it started raining. =.="

Rings from Lovisa & Equip/ Clutch from Equip

Marc by Marc Jacob Wallet
Yeap! As you can already see, I did go a little crazy with the nail polishes at The Pro Nail Supply Store @ Bankstown. And, so did the other bloggers. 

OPI, China Glaze, ORLY, Seche Vite, China Glaze crackles, ESSIE
Pro Nail Supply carries these nail polishes at a more affordable price for us Aussies! You can be the judge yourself. :)

OPI - $12
China Glaze - $6
China Glaze Crackles - $9
ORLY - $7
Essie - $6
Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat - $8
Seche Vite Fortified Strengthening - $6
Essie Cuticle Oil - $5

Charcoal Chicken @ Habib, Bankstown
 Love the chips with chicken salt and the charcoal chicken! I can understand what the hype is all about when it comes to Habib chicken but I reckon their food is a little on the salty side, especially the tabouli. I mean, is it even meant to be salty at all?

From top to bottom - FLOMAR True Colour Lipstick 35, FLOMAR Terra Blush-On #43, FLOMAR Terra Blush-On #41, FLOMAR Coral Blush Duo
Finally got my hands on some awesome Flomar goodies after hearing all the good reviews from Lilit!
She is having a GIVEAWAY at the moment and is giving away 2 Flomar blushes! What are you waiting for? 

A big thank you to Michelle who got this goodies for me when she was at Parra a couple of weeks ago because I seldom (almost never) venture past Lidcombe. 

One last thing before signing off.....

So, I entered Grad Solutions Got Balls Photography contest to be in the run to win either an Acer Netbook, a Polaroid Camera and Miss Independent Voucher. As you may already know, I am no longer in uni for a while, I am entering this competition to support my friend who's in charge of this campaign.

It will be greatly appreciated if you girls (or guys, if any) is able to head over to, LIKE the PAGE and LIKE THIS PHOTO
Many thanks! ♥ 

What did you get up to during the weekend? Did any massive haulage?