Okay so I know I said Im not gonna blog anymore, etc, but I started with my videos again and thought since I do have some free time when the husband(yes Im officially married!)is at work, I can start blogging too.
Life in perth is really different from my life in Singapore. So So Different. Infact Im still trying to adjust to it, its been almost three months and whilst I am getting into the routine of being a housewife here, I still am coming to terms with how different my life is.
How different can it possibly be,Sarah? Well let me tell you…The biggest difference is the fact that I was a career woman, for the last 10 years of my life. I used to eat, sleep, breathe work. My days started at 4am for bridals and ended way past 10pm on some days that I had photoshoots to be at. Apart from that, I was very much into the blogging scene, be it on facebook, or instagram or usual blogging, social media was booming and that kept me really busy. Brands were inviting me for the preview of their new item launches, brands were sending products over every other day for me to try out. And if that was just ‘play’ for me, ‘work’ also included doing demonstrations for brands, being a judge for a brands event and so on. I LOVED my job.
And on days that I wasnt so busy with work, I needed to get out and shop! Most of the time alone. I enjoyed my alone time shopping, taking my time to browse through items, and when I was done, I cabbed home to be wit family. Other days Id meet my gfs for dinner, lunches, movies etc, I basically had a flexible schedule because I was my own boss.
These days, well, most of my time is spent cooking, or trying to whip up something new. I barely cooked when I was in Singapore. Mostly because my schedules were madness and I sometimes wouldn’t have time to eat till the end of the day. Over here in perth, however, I have a responsibility. And not one that was forced on me, one that I decided to take on, on my own. I live with my husband and my young brother in law, being the woman of the house ,I felt it was the right thing to do, to take care of our house, and cook up a storm for the boys. And cook up a storm I did! I was on a roll ! I was making dishes I had NEVER in my life, attempted to make before: dhall, mutton curry, tandoori chicken, potato cutlets, gajar ka halwa, kheer etc. Heck I even made a French puff pastry dessert once just because hubby mentioned he hasn’t had it in a while. One day after making a 4 course dinner, I called my bestie in Perth and said “I don’t know who I am anymore! I just cooked a freakin 4 course dinner!” to which she retorted “Who are you and what have you done to Sarah??”
😀 Jokes aside… I was really enjoying this new “hobby”. I say hobby because It wasn’t like a routine of cooking lunch and dinner everyday. Once when I couldn’t sleep at 3am, I googled recipes and went to make a batch of meringues! I kid you not!
As far as going out shopping is concerned..taking cabs in Perth isn’t as affordable as it is in Singapore. I used to cab everywhere in Singapore, and I mean everywhere! Over here, forget it. and since I don’t drive (YET!) I normally wait for either my hubby or brother in law to be free to take me to the mall. Them , or my bestie who stays an hour away!
But you know, its really funny how you just automatically take on responsibilities when you take on a new role in life. My husband has never been the type to say “clean this today, cook this tomorrow”
Never. He always has told me to do as I please (ofcourse within our means and within our limits). But when Im suddenly a wife, and a sister in law, Its like I automatically change my views and priorities.
My house became my priority. Cleaning it whenever I felt something needed cleaning. Not because anyone told me to, but because this is Our house and I want to take care of it.
My husbands family became my priority. Though we may not be in the same country, I make it a habit to keep in touch with them, and also make sure my hubby and brother in law call their mum often.
My husband became my priority. Waking up before he does so I can whip up some chocolate chip pancakes, French toast, and scrambled eggs for him. Putting his needs before mine. Looking after his health, cuz we all know how men are when they get sick, the whole “no I don’t need any meds” phase!
So I guess I have to say that despite having such a drastic change in my social life, and well, just life in general I think I gotta admit Im pretty blessed that I can find time to still do what I love doing most. I still get to instagram beauty stuff , and now I get to do my videos again, and bestpart about it, my husband is supportive and is happy that I get to keep myself busy doing things Im passionate about.
So with that said, HELLOOO AGAIN!! 🙂
Ive done a lil video on my wedding update if you wanna see some of my wedding pics.
Click here: http://youtu.be/8QBaUE8CiZ4
and most recently, I did a lil tutorial for a bold plum smokey eye.
Click here: http://youtu.be/_aHhDAeXOBU
If you guys wanna see other non beauty related stuff like recipes and stuff, lemme know! Let me know your thoughts on what else you would like to see
I hope to see you guys again soon!
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Just a little heads up that I wont be posting anymore blog entries.
If you follow me on instagram or youtube, you’d know that I am getting married in Nov/Dec.
And after which, I will be moving to Australia to stay with my partner. My priority will be my new chapter in life, and I have stopped taking anymore makeup bookings after Oct 2014.
I will try to do youtube videos when Im more settled but I wont be blogging anymore 🙂
I will, however, be active on instagram so follow me there for more updates and photos and makeup updates! 🙂
Instagram username: @facesbysarah
“The perfect nude lipstick is a make-up bag necessity. Glamore Lipstick in Tease is a colour intense nude lipstick with a long lasting satin finish. Ideal for a more hydrated comfort finish”
Ive always found Illamasqua lippies to be super DRY , so when these new Glamore lipsticks launched I decided to give it a try, seeing how it was said to be more hydrating.
I picked FOUR shades:
(in the same order as the photo above, ROSEPOUT, KITSCH, MINX, ROCKABILLY )
Illamasqua is available in Singapore at ROBINSONS (Hereen building), but I ordered mine online directly at Illamasqua.com
Eversince I saw a photo of this palette on the net several months back, I went crazyyy!! No like seriously, I went legit crazy!! Infact even after finding out it was gonna launch in Sephora Singapore in June, I still couldnt resist the wait and went ahead and ordered mine online!
I just received it in the mail yesterday and I LOOVE IT already!!
A lil intro to the palette:
“The ultimate fix for color addicts, this palette features smooth mattes and highly-dimensional shimmery shades. Each soft, creamy, long-wearing powder is electrically colorful, and carefully crafted with a smooth formula that applies vibrantly. Pressed pigments create heavily saturated bright shades that make eyelids pop. The oversize palette features an extra-large mirror and double-sided precision brush for easy application on the go “
I havent used this yet but here are some closeup photos and swatches 🙂
Prepared to be blown away by these swatches! Swatched DRY! swatched with NO PRIMER!
No Filter whatsoever. Just the palette in its awesomeness ♥
Isnt it…BEAUTIFUL?? If you love bold colours as much as me then you NEEED this palette!! I heard it will launch in Singapore this week (12th? or maybe 22nd?) so get it!! 🙂
So Im a brush fanatic, like I have an obsession with brushes! Not to the extent of spending $200 on a single brush though, but I love me a good brush!
And because I have bridal appointments anywhere between 4 times a week, to 4 times a day, it helps to have alot of brushes because I dont like using the same brush on a different clients.
I also have a habit of washing all my brushes every other night (every night if I have a client appt the next day) so I use up my favvvv MAKEUPSTORE brush cleansing soap very fast, and they are always sold out so I always stock up like crazy! But recently I came across something new on instagram.
“Pretty Girls Beauty” an online beauty store, was raving about their 100% ORGANIC MAKEUP BRUSH CLEANSING BAR and I just had to try it!
I paid about SGD35 only including shipping (There was a $5 off code)
It arrived in the mail today n immediately I wanted to try it. Now this blog entry is my “HAUL” entry, not my “REVIEW” because Ive so far just washed the brushes once with it, I wanna try it a few more times, and see how it fares, and hopefully no brushes will shed 🙂
So far so good!
From PretyGirls website:
“Prettygirls Beauty is dedicated not only to beauty but also health in beauty and creating products that are non-carcinogenic and as organic as possible!
Therefore, we are proud to introduce our 100% organic, parabin and chemical free -ALL NATURAL Makeup Brush Cleansing Bars!
Our formula is perfect for the skin as well as all ingredients are natural and also perfect for your delicate makeup brushes to preserve and extend their life span! The cleansing bars themselves are long lasting and don’t require extreme scrubbing to remove product from your brushes as they have textured ingredients in them that help to remove build up in the brushes!!”
I wouldnt ummmm recommend using it for your face though if you are using it for brushes 😀
Use it just for your brushes, or just for your skin, either or, no both.
and finally, rinse it clean, and VOILAAA!
Stay tuned to my instagram(@facesbysarah) for more reviews and giveaways
Introducing the latest cooling skincare and body care treat from The Body Shop- Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet and Body Sorbets. With a burst of refreshing coolness, a velvety soft texture and deep hydration, beat the heat and keep your skin hydrated this Summer!
The Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet contains over 2 million Aqua Spheres, delivering a 24 hour feed of moisturisation to your skin. Combined with wheatgerm oil and Community Fair Trade shea butter and soya oil, hydrate like never before!
Keeping you cool from top to toe in the summer heat, the New Body Sorbets deliver a frosty burst of moisture freshness to skin, keeping you hydrated without the sticky feeling. Containing 100% organic Community Fair Trade Aloe Vera from Guatemala, get the ultimate summer sensorial experience with the Body Sorbets in four fruity and floral flavours: Strawberry, Mango, Peach, Satsuma and Moringa.
The Body Shop Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet ($32.90) and Body Sorbets ($19.90) will be available in stores from 16 June 2014 onwards.
Artliner, the iconic eyeliner by Lancôme, celebrates its 20th anniversary! Lancôme honours this event with a new, colourful line that takes intensity to a new level: Artliner 24H.
As chic & playful as the original range but now with extremely long-lasting 24-hour wear, Artliner 24H dresses up eyes in intensely metallic colours. A new formula with the “Flex Polymer” complex is the secret behind the exceptional wear of this high-tech make-up, which offers a shiny effect and ultra-saturated colour ensured by its high concentration of pigments. Waterproof and smudge-proof, the make-up result stays impeccable at all times and in all circumstances for eyes that look striking all day long. Its legendary applicator, which traces a dense and incredibly precise line, makes application easy and enhances eyes in a single step for an almost professional result.
Artliner 24H invites you to turn the spotlight on your eyes and indulge in colour with the utmost simplicity. A new example of the “make-up made easy” philosophy so dear to Lancôme. Like Hypnôse Palettes, the range also benefits from the quick and super-instructive decoding lessons offered by the new Lancôme tutorials (to discover on YouTube). They give all women, even the least experienced, the tips and tricks of a professional make-up, while leaving them free to explore, amaze and wow. Free and cheerful femininity that is so very Lancôme, for whom happiness is the most attractive beauty.
Artliner 24H 01 Black Diamond will be a catalogue item and is available at all Lancôme counters in Departmental Stores and Sephora.
Artliner 24H 011 Silver, 04 Amethsyt, 02 Gold, 051 Jade & 052 Emerald are limited edition colours and are exclusively available at Lancôme counters in Sephora.
They are priced at $44 and are available from 1st Apr 2014 onwards.
This Mother’s Day (11 May 2014), pamper your Mum with a luxurious gift box from Crabtree & Evelyn, filled with your customized selection of Rosewater, Lavender, Lily or Wisteria.
For S$98, you get to indulge your Mom with an Eau de Toilette (100ml), Hand Wash (250ml), Hand Therapy (250g), Bath & Shower Gel (50ml) and Body Lotion (50ml).
If your Mum is a jet-setter, the S$38 petite gift box that consists of Bath & Shower Gel (50ml), Body Lotion (50ml) and Hand Therapy (25g x 2) might just be the ideal gift for her.
What’s more, enjoy special gift-with-purchase with minimum spending from now till 1 June 2014!
“You have to treat your lips the same way you treat your eyes. For these delicate areas, you need ingredients that not only smooth but also protect. With this in mind, we blended effective skincare ingredients with sublime textures for nourishing formulas that offer soft, supple, and youthful-looking lips”
FRESH recently launched in Sephora early last year and it instantly became a hit with me when I tried one of their lip treatments. All i can say is… BEST LIP BALM EVER!!
It literally feels like its melting onto your lips and smells OH SO DIVINE!
Their star selling product in my opinion, is the Sugar Tinted Lip Treatments.
Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 moisturizes, protects, and smoothes the lips with an exclusive blend of moisture-preserving sugar, nourishing precious oils, antioxidant-rich polyphenols, and essential SPF protection while leaving a sheer tint. It is proven to provide 6 hours of significant moisture for soft, supple lips. The unique formula also offers buildable coverage to customize a sheer or rich hue and is the perfect partner to the best-selling Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15.
The many yummy flavours/tints it comes in:
and more lip goodies not to be missed!
SUGAR SHINE LIP TREATMENT
Sugar Shine Lip Treatment works to promote suppleness and improve the definition of the lip area while preserving moisture for 6 hours. The high-shine treatment also enhances the natural color of the lips while offering essential nourishment. It can be worn alone or on top of your favorite Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 for smooth, youthful-looking lips.
SUGAR LIP POLISH:
Sugar Lip Polish gently exfoliates and conditions, leaving lips incredibly soft and smooth. Brown sugar crystals, natural humectants that prevent moisture loss, buff away dry flakes while shea butter and jojoba oil nourish the skin.
SUGAR LIP TREATMENT ADVANCED THERAPY
Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy is an ultra-nourishing lip treatment proven to significantly boost moisture, enhance volume, and improve the definition of the lip area.
Available in Sephora Singapore ♥
MARC JACOBS PROUDLY ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF HIS NAMESAKE COSMETICS LINE, MARC JACOBS BEAUTY. THE BREAKTHROUGH BRAND DEBUTS WITH 120 PRODUCTS,EXCLUSIVELY AT SEPHORA.
AS WITH HIS FASHION, MARC`S RULE-BREAKING CREATIVITY IS AT THE HEART OF HIS MAKEUP VISION. FOR MARC, IT’S ABOUT THE SPIRIT OF YOUTH, CONFIDENCE AND EXPERIMENTATION. HE INSPIRES YOU TO PUSH THE BOUNDARIES AND CREATE YOUR OWN STYLE. SO INDULGE IN THE IMPECCABLY-EXQUISITE TEXTURES, TAKE LIBERTIES WITH PROVOCATIVE SHADES, AND PLAY WITH DARING DESIGNS.
MARC REDEFINES BEAUTY AS IMPERFECTLY PERFECT. “I SEE BEAUTY IN MANY THINGS AND I AM ATTRACTED TO ALL SORTS OF IMPERFECTION, TO STYLE, TO CONFIDENCE OR EXPERIMENTATION. IT’S UNEXPECTED AND SURPRISES YOU.”
In this entry, I’ll briefly introduce you to some of the products thats available here in Sephora Singapore. The lovely people at Sephora Singapore also gave me some new MARC JACOBS Beauty products so stay tuned for more detailed blog entries , and pics, on my instagram (@facesbysarah)
GENIUS GEL SUPER-CHARGED FOUNDATION (S$70)
FEATURES BEST-IN-CLASS GEL PERFORMANCE WITH FIRST-TO-MARKET BUOYANCY GEL TECHNOLOGY. THIS ANTI-AGING FOUNDATION PROTECTS AND HYDRATES SKIN WITH COCONUT WATER EXTRACTS. BUILDABLE FROM NATURAL TO FULL COVERAGE, THE MULTI-TASKING FORMULA TRANSFORMS YOUR SKIN TO ITS IDEAL RADIANCE AND CLARITY. AVAILABLE IN 16 SHADES
REMEDY CONCEALER PEN (S$44)
WITH EXCLUSIVE, ANTI-AGING REMEDY COMPLEX. THIS ALL-IN-ONE ERASER, CORRECTOR AND BRIGHTENER IS THE PERFECT FIX FOR FLAWS OR THE AFTERMATH OF LAST NIGHT. THE PATENTED PALLADIUM TIP COOLS AND SMOOTHES SKIN ON CONTACT. AVAILABLE IN 7 SHADES, PLUS 1 UNIVERSAL BRIGHTENER (BRIGHT IDEA) AND 1 UNIVERSAL CORRECTOR (STAND CORRECTED).
PERFECTION POWDER FEATHERWEIGHT FOUNDATION (PRICE: TBC)
FEATURES A PATENTED FORMULA. THIS BREAKTHROUGH, ULTRA-LIGHTWEIGHT POWDER FOUNDATION DIFFUSES FLAWS, INSTANTLY BRIGHTENS AND REMOVES SHINE. IDEAL FOR ALL-DAY WEAR OR MID-DAY TOUCHUPS. AVAILABLE IN 10 SHADES.
MAGIC MARC`ER PRECISION PEN EYELINER (S$39)
IS A WATERPROOF LIQUID LINER IN A SHADE SO INTENSELY BLACK, IT`S BLACQUER. THE CALLIGRAPHY-SHAPED PEN ENHANCES EASE OF USE, WHILE GIVING YOU AN EXPERTLY PRECISE LINE EVERY TIME
LASH LIFTER GEL VOLUME MASCARA (S$40)
IS A REVOLUTIONARY MASCARA CONTAINING E-LASH-TIC LASH™ TECHNOLOGY THAT WORKS LIKE SPANDEX TO MAKE LASHES LIFTED, CURVACEOUS AND VOLUMINOUS. NO LASH CURLER NEEDED. IT OFFERS EXTREME WEAR THAT`S FLAKE-PROOF, RUN-PROOF, LIFE-PROOF. YET, WASHES OFF WITH WARM WATER. AVAILABLE IN BLACQUER, THE BLACKEST BLACK.
HIGHLINER GEL CRAYON (S$36)
IS AN INNOVATIVE WATERPROOF PENCIL EYELINER. THE TRANSFORMATIVE GEL FORMULA ALLOWS THE RICHEST PIGMENTS AND THE SMOOTHEST APPLICATION FOR INTENSE COLOR. AVAILABLE IN BLACQUER AND 5 UNIQUE SHADES.
LUST FOR LACQUER LIP VINYL (S$39)
IS AN EFFERVESCENT, PLUMPING LIPGLOSS WITH ULTIMATE SHINE. COLOR-DRENCHED (FULL) OR WITH LIGHT-HEARTED (SHEER) COLOR, THIS CHAMPAGNE-GRAPE INFUSED FORMULA SATISFIES YOUR LIPGLOSS CRAVING. AVAILABLE IN 12 MUSIC-INSPIRED SHEER AND FULL SHADES, EACH WITH PATENTED PADDLE APPLICATORS. (17 SHADES FOR SINGAPORE)
LOVEMARC LIP GEL (S$42)
IS A HIGHLY PIGMENTED, GELLIFIED LIPSTICK WITH SLEEK, HYDRATING SHINE. ENOUGH TO MAKE YOU FALL IN LOVE, THIS HABIT-FORMING FORMULA GENTLY PLUMPS WITH UNIQUE 3-D OPTICAL VOLUMIZERS. AVAILABLE IN 16 VIVID SHADES, EACH INSPIRED BY MARC`S FAVORITE MOVIES.
SHAMELESS BOLD BLUSH (S$56)
INSPIRED BY MARC’S “SHAMELESS” TATTOO. THIS PATENTED POWDER BRINGS UNPRECEDENTED VIBRANCY TO YOUR CHEEKS. IT EXCITES WITH PURE, UNADULTERATED COLOR. AVAILABLE IN 9 ORIGINAL SHADES.
STYLE EYE-CON NO. 3 AND NO. 7 PLUSH SHADOW (S$60 AND S$90)
ARE RICHLY PIGMENTED SHADOW PALETTES WITH THE CREAMIEST FINISH. COLOR HARMONIES FEATURE SHIMMERING METALLICS, BUTTERY MATTES AND LUSTROUS SHEENS. STYLE EYE-CON NO.3 IS AVAILABLE IN SIX SKU’S, WHILE NO.7 IS AVAILABLE IN FOUR. PALETTE NAMES INSPIRED BY THE SPIRIT OF “THE GIRL”.
ENAMORED HI-SHINE LACQUER (S$32)
IS A SUPERIOR NAIL POLISH WITH UNPRECEDENTED SHINE. THE PLASTICIZED, WET-LOOK FINISH MIRRORS 30 COATS OF LACQUER FOR PERFECT CUSTOMISED SHINE. THIS POLISH COMBINES THE SMOOTHEST APPLICATION WITH 24 UNIQUE COLOURS INSPIRED BY MARC’S FAVOURITE MOVIES. PATENTED FORMULA. AVAILABLE IN 24 SHADES, INCLUDING JEZEBEL AND SHINY – SEEN ON MARC JACOBS FALL 2013 RUNWAY