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[LOTD] Denim X Denim Part 1

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Denim is associated with casual clothing and the laid-back Western vibe. I adore my denims and I wouldn’t dream of doing without denims in my closet.

However, it’s a tad boring to do a t-shirt/top-comb all the time. Thus, I decided to do a 2-part denim tribute – how I would wear denim in 2 different ways.

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Red bib top with gold embroidery – Far East Plaza

Straight-cut dark denim jeans – G-star Raw

Leather belt – Burberry (a tad loose, need to adjust it soon )

Suede wedges with leather ribbon details – Mitju

Black printed PVC bag – Agnes b, Shanghai

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Love how my outfit is casual enough for brunch and yet not overly sloppy.

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A close up of how the top looks. The versatility of this top is incredible. When matched with my favourite black harem pants and black blazer, I am all ready for work.

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Evidence that comfort need not be compromised when dressing up. These wedges are comfy and I can walk all day in them.

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On hot days like we are experiencing now in Singapore (33 degrees Celcius, horrible humidity and relentless sun), it’s tempting to wear a t-shirt and shorts together with flip flops. Dressing up need not be a pain. In fact, we need no excuse to dress up. There’s nothing wrong with being practical while being stylish.

Of course, if you have access to a cold cuppa coffee and air-conditioner, take that option! 🙂

Hope you like this post and keep a look out for Denim X Denim Part 2!

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[Review] Holika Holika Heart Full Moisture Lipstick

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Here’s a rare make-up review from me.

I received this red lipstick from my fellow contributor, Fen as a souvenir from Korea. I kinda forgotten all about it until one day, I decided to do something different about my make up on a date night with Mr H.

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Its packaging is really cute and small, perfect to pop into a clutch or a purse for quick touch-ups.

The lipstick lives up to its name of being a “heart full” lipstick by being in a heart shape. It’s very gimmicky but it works for me! However, I get super paranoid when I apply the lipstick as I feel I might ruin the heart shape. It’s probably best to use a lip brush for this lipstick.

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Fen got me this particular colour, which is supposed to be a pretty bright shade of red. Let’s compare the colour of this lipstick with two others in my make up pouch.

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From top to bottom: L’oreal Caresse Lipstain Rose on and on, Holika Holika Heart Full and Maybelline Color Sensational

As you can probably see, it’s not as red as I thought it would be. However, its texture is smoother than my Maybelline and more moisturising. Kudos to that!

After 2 coats of the lipstick, I got a pretty pinkish-red tone and the colour is pretty even.

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This red is good for those who are not daring enough to go full out and yet wanting to try something beyond the safe pink tone. But for those who are seeking an outstanding shade of red, you will be disappointed that 2-3 coats later, it will still be more pink than red.

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The lip colour lasted about 2 hours before I needed to touch up, which means its staying power IMO is just alright. Nothing spectacular.

Overall, it was a good start to being slightly more experimental in my make-up choices.

P.S: For this look, I tried to modify the wingtip eyeliner to suit my sleepy eyelids but it doesn’t look that obvious.

Battle of the Red Lipsticks – Chanel Rouge Allure vs YSL Rouge Pur Couture

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The bold lip is usually seen on magazines and has become more wearable..Bye bye nude lips!

A red lip is a classic look but many women are often too afraid to wear it because it’s so strong. Today is a review of two red lipsticks that I have come to love…

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Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Satin Lip Colour in 08 Brilliant
Ultra-feminine and subtly provocative in the way it clicks open and closed, the new ROUGE ALLURE beauty step is a trigger of charm. Its black lacquered case opens with one click to reveal a sensual lipstick trimmed in gold for perfect application. Its supple, ultra-fine second-skin texture glides smoothly over the lips for a satiny and perfectly luminous makeup result. Shea butter combined with a canola oil derivative provides softness and comfort.

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Pure Lip Colour in 35 Rouge Vernis
A new-generation lipstick inspired by Monsieur Saint Laurent’s iconic color palette—red, fuchsia and orange—in a collection of captivating couture shades that offer each complexion a customized look. Enveloped in a luxurious gold case designed by Creative Director Stefano Pilati, Rouge Pur Couture speaks elegance. Lips are saturated with intense, stay-true color, thanks to the Coloreveal Technology while natural extracts provide comforting moisture that lasts all day. Provides medium to full coverage with a radiant, satin finish. SPF 15.

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Left Chanel, Right YSL

My Review
I got the Chanel first and it’s a nice red that looks darker (oxblood) in the bullet and yet the colour is sheer when applied. This color is buildable so it’s a good red to ease into. The packaging is also sleek with the click to reveal the bullet.

The YSL is super pigmented and I don’t even need a lipliner for this. And it’s super lasting! The forumula is moisturizing enough that I don’t even feel the need for a lipbalm before application. Overall, I prefer the creamy texture of YSL and it feels luxuriously soft and sexy on my lips. It is also pricier at sgd45!

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The red lip is extremely wearable with white or black outfits. Try it!

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