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It’s been about a week or so since I’ve received my Urban Decay Naked 2 palette (paid £37 for it) in the mail and I’ve been happily experimenting on the wonderful taupe colours! Since I am now living in Hong Kong, it is so hard to find this palette!!! Moreover, the online websites that carry the Naked palette had no stock since the Christmas season until recently. 😦 For those living in 852, you can check out BeautyBay.com or lookfantastic.com for beauty products you can’t find locally. It helps that these websites offer free international delivery!

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So… how do you create a simple day look in under 15 minutes with Naked 2? (HINT: don’t try to use every colour you think it’s pretty! Less is more) I know it’s VERY VERY tempting to want to use all these pretty colours inside the palette all at once! (I was guilty of it on the first few days upon receiving it *hiaks* but it also gave me a good idea which colour combination works) All you need is 3 colours in the palette. (Yes, you heard me… THREE) Namely Foxy, Booty Call & YDK.

First, use Foxy under your eyebrows for a slight highlight. (P.S. Foxy is also a great colour to use to highlight your nose bridge & lighten under eye dark circles) Then apply Booty Call all over your eye socket area. Don’t have to be too detailed with this as all you need to do is to make sure your eye socket area is totally covered with this base colour. 

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Once that is done, now comes YDK to add a 3D effect to your eyes and make them shine.

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As you can see, I only added YDK towards the end of my eye socket area from lash line to the start of my brow bone. (approx. 1/3 of my eye) If you are new to applying make-up, just imagine your eye socket is divided into 3 parts. Tear duct to before the mid line of your eye or the highest point of your eyeball is the first section. Second section is the mid point of your eye or centreline or highest point of your eyeball. And last section is towards the edge of your eye where I am applying YDK. Add a little YDK to that section and slowly blend inwards. Ensure that you don’t overdo this so as to not have 2 stark contrasting colours on your eye. It should look like the colours naturally merge from light to dark.

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With only 3 simple colours, you have a nice, natural & seemingly professional DIY day-look. Now, flip the Urban Decay’s brush over to the flat brush and dip it into the dark colours. I used Busted which is a dark brown, but you can also use Blackout for a sharper look. Line your lash line with this dark eyeshadow colour. I like to wing my eyeliner upwards to create a more cat-eye look. Finally, curl your lashes & coat them with layers of mascara & you are done! Remember to use a coral toned blush for a natural flush look.

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This is my simple 15-minute day look created using the Naked 2 palette’s colours. Hope this is helpful to those who own this palette & those who are new to applying eyeshadows! Have fun!

Now… I’m totally tempted to splurge on the Naked 3 palette to play with a new set of colours! Maybe I will treat myself to it on my birthday in April! *hee*

XOXO

Jessica

 

 

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Needed some really pretty nails to match my Great Gatsby outfit & accessories to attend a theme party over the weekend. And thanks to MyVisitDay.com they arranged a soft-gel nail treat for me at Nail & Waxing@LKF to get them “dressed-up” for the party!

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Met Fran who is the boss-lady who also did my nails for the occasion. Fran is originally from HK but she was raised in Canada (hence fluent in Cantonese & English), learning the trade of nails & waxing when she was there. She has been in the business for a long time with her first nail/waxing salon in Canada. She had to give up her business back in Canada to come back to HK because of family (which is the most important thing in the world IMO) and thus she opened up Nail & Waxing@LKF 4 years back. I told Fran about my theme party & what I was gonna wear, so she let her creative juices flow & thought up of a nice set of nails to go with my outfit for the night… I was in for a NICE surprise!

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After about 2.5 hours of meticulous manicure with a revitalisation hand scrub, I was presented with the most beautiful set of soft-gel nails!!! Sparkly but yet edgy & not too girly because I’m not a girly-girl. Perfect for me!

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They look even nicer with the accessories I donned on for the event! The nails completed the whole look perfectly! Thank you Fran!

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Here’s some pix I took to create the whole Great Gatsby look… It’s all about accessories & bling! (with a modern touch of sparkly nails to add!)

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If you want a good professionally done manicure & pedicure with someone who speaks perfect English & Cantonese, do look up Fran from Nail & Waxing@LKF. She will do magic to your nails!

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There’s a promotion going on from now till 30 April 2014 (who doesn’t like discounts?!). For the soak off gel manicure + revitalising hand scrub treatment that I did (additional charges apply for nail art), it’s now 30% off!

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Drop by Nail & Waxing@LKF for a visit soon as Summer is approaching and we do need pretty mani’s & pedi’s to show off in the Summer! 😉

Address:
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11/F, 1 Lan Kwai Fong,
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I was waiting anxiously for this video to be out as I had heard so much about it when I was in Miami. Checked in when I got back but no sightings of the video… Then when I looked it up again today – it’s out!

L’Oreal Paris, Singapore engaged make-up guru Rick Yang to create beauty looks for Asian women using their wide range of products available in-store. Hence, “L’Oreal Paris Beauty Backstage” is born! I’m the face model for their edition featuring lip colours that Asian women can play around with! I experiment with make-up a lot but I never expected myself to fall in love with neon lip colour – Colour Riche #373 in Magnetic Coral! Gotta grab myself one of those lippies from L’Oreal.

Check out the video to get some insider tips on applying different lip shades using various methods:

 

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Thank you Rachel for featuring my bag in your blog!!!

If you are interested in the article that she did up please visit http://ezrabellesg.weebly.com/-wimb.html to read it.

XOXO
Jessica

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17 September was the gala of Echoing Love held at Shaw Lido 1.

All the celebrities met up at Singapore Flyer beforehand to take the topless tour bus to Lido! All thanks to Terrence! It was a nice cool night with a great view of the Singapore Flyer and F1 track from the topless deck. With a beautiful city skyline & great vantage point, its no surprise that we took lotsa photos from the bus posing for multiple cameras…

I was so excited as I never watched the end product of the film I did with Gerald Chew. And I found out that no one other than Edmund Chen & Xiang Yun has watched it. So all of us were anticipating the gala.

The movie consists of 6 different love stories all mashed into one & I was surprised that my story was the first to air! Honestly, I’m still not used watching myself on screen. And I will start nit picking on all my flaws!(in my heart of course) Lol! I love that how all the stories are so different in style & storyline but they are linked by the theme of “Love” be it friendship, romantic, family or accidental. Love has no boundaries. I really enjoyed the end product of Echoing Love! It really managed to pull people’s heartstrings & make it really memorable.

I just want to thank Edmund for giving me this chance to be part of his project & part of ECTV.sg! It was a fantastic learning experience as he gave me so much great advice & helped me improve on my acting. 🙂

XOXO
Jessica

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Attended the Pantene Beauty Round Table this morning over a nice luncheon at Stellar@1-Altitude to talk about hair care & how to improve our hair texture.

I took up the Pantene 14-Day Challenge and started using the Hairfall Range. Yes, the word “Hairfall” is such a sensitive word to us girls! But I have to admit that ever since I entered the entertainment industry on top of my frequent scuba diving, I realized how much more hair I have been dropping. 😦 initially I thought it was hair loss but then I realized it’s due to hair breakage from really dry and damaged hair. After talking to Dr Jasmine Karsono, I learnt so many useful things about hair. Styling, blow-drying, back-combing are all well known factors to damaged hair. But Dr Karsono told me that salt water is even worse! As salt dehydrates the hair a lot more on top of the prolonged UV exposure which makes hair so much more brittle and prone to breakage. No wonder I get so depressed looking at the amount of hair I drop washing my hair after scuba diving! And the many days after.

So…. I used the Hairfall range and I’m still using it as I really love the effects that it has on my hair texture. I used to wake up with really tangled and unruly hair spending quite some time brushing my hair. But after the 7th day of using Pantene’s Hairfall range, I found brushing my hair in the mornings so much easier and less hair is found on my brush. On top of that I too changed to a new Protection brush by Acca Kappa which helped with the brushing through my tangles. My hair now is a lot more shiny especially on the crown of my head and texture is slowly improving. I can’t wait for my hair to feel baby soft again!

Now I am a big fan of Pantene’s Hairfall range! And to all of you out there suffering from easy hair breakage like me, please go to your nearest supermarket of pharmacy to grab the Hairfall range and take up this 14-day challenge! (TIP: if your hair is really dry n weak, use the treatment in place of the conditioner – that’s what I’m doing!)

XOXO
Jessica

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Walking along the heart of Orchard Road with a girl pal in one arm & tons of shopping bags in your other. Credit card – check, fashionable shopping clothes – check, comfortable shoes – check. All ready for the Great Singaore Sale!

Shooting this was real fun! As people were walking by, stopping, staring, talking on their phones, getting out of the way, pointing to their kids what’s going on. Really interesting to people watch while working. Our challenge was to find an empty enough time slot along the corridors of Paragon & quickly walk to get the shot done! Making sure everyone else was behind us not in front of the camera.

This was was fun, the other shot was more challenging! Now, we needed to find an even quieter spot in Orchard Road with a nice clean wall for us to do the walking, then skipping shot like in season 15 of America’s Next Top Model. Swinging shopping bags, snapping your neck, looking at the right angle, and making sure both feet are off the ground in the photo, not forgetting ensuring a stable landing in high heels!

One of my favorite shoots to date!

XOXO
Jessica

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