Thursday, December 14, 2017

Currently Loving #39

Random stuff I've been loving lately:)

 1) Mittens I knitted
This is the latest item I've finished knitting...the Jazz Hands mittens (pattern by Kate Davies). If you knit, I highly recommend this pattern. Very straightforward and easy to follow. I bought the kit from the designer's website. It did take awhile for me to knit this just because of other projects in between. I'm so glad though that I finished this though just in time for the winter.

Jazz Hands mittens
 In progress

2) Korean drama Voice
I've been on a good streak lately with the shows I've been watching, and this one was also another winner. I should say that this is quite more violent than the shows I usually watch, but guys, the cast is really good and the story line is compelling. The lead Jang Hyuk also reminds me of Cha Seung Won (who I'm kinda obsessed with:D).
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3) Neogen Green Tea Fresh Foam Cleanser
When we were in Florida for our Disney/Universal trip, we made sure to go to Sephora there to pick up my holy grail Son&Park Beauty Water (which unfortunately is not sold in Canada). I decided to buy this Neogen cleanser as well coz I've heard great things about it, and this line is, alas, also not for sale here.
I now totally understand the hype. I love love love this product. Very gentle, lovely scent, and does a great job of cleansing my face. I use this in the morning.

As an aside, I've talked about Son&Park Beauty Water a few times already on this blog, you guys.  One product I truly can't live without.  I wish Sephora Canada would carry more of these Korean beauty brands...waaaaaaah! (#firstworldproblem)

4) Cetaphil cleanser
I've been using this on and off for years now as a part of my night routine. I really like this cleanser as well...very gentle to the skin, does a great job of cleansing and reasonably-priced. can buy it in 1L container at COSTCO!

5) Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey
I go through cycles with my perfumes, and this is the current love. I find this has a clean and light fragrance, but it lasts for a long time.

What are your current loves?

Monday, December 11, 2017

Frozen fractals all around...

So....winter has truly arrived here. One good thing about the cold weather  and snow is that the leather jackets come out:) I know most peeps bust them out in fall, but I tend to wear them more when it's really cold outside.

old Silence & Noise jacket and Evil Twin jeans from Urban Outfitters, ribbed turtleneck top from Winners, Vans sneakers
 The funny thing is that in winter, I never stop wearing my tattered jeans...heh!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The shortall

This latest thing I sewed is not really appropriate for winter. I really wanted to make the overall version but I just wanted to use some leftover fabric I had, and I only had enough for this. Still...I really love how this turned out, and now, I can't wait for the warmer weather even more (even though winter is just really starting...sigh....).

Shortall I made using the pattern McCalls 7547
 My neighbours must have thought I was crazy when I was taking these pics, considering the weather. Hah!

 In progress:

Friday, December 1, 2017

Product Rave: new Holy Grail

Guys, I've raved about RCMA foundation for forever. Since going to makeup school, this foundation has always been the one I always turn to, not just when I was working as a makeup artist but also for personal use. It's a full-coverage foundation (my preference), but you can easily thin it down. It will always be my #1.

Alas, I can only get it in one store in Toronto (Hiscott's, which unfortunately is not downtown anymore so kinda hard for me to go to) or online, which can be a pain.

I've been trying to find something similar to it that I can easily get. I do love MAC foundations, but unfortunately, the service I've gotten from them have been lacklustre.  I've tried a few other foundations, but they either broke me out or I didn't like the texture, or they're just too darn expensive (I'm looking at you, Tom Ford!).

At last, however, I think I found the ONE.

My new holy grail foundation: Make Up Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation
It has the coverage I want, does not break me out, and still relatively affordable. Not cheap, but at least not over $100....

MUFE, please don't stop making this or re-formulate it. It's perfect the way it is.

Y375 is almost a perfect match to RCMA's Shinto 2 shade.

What is your Holy Grail product?

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The sands of time

My youngest turned eight over the weekend...holy crap! As a parent, nothing really shows the passage of time more than seeing your kids grow in a blink of an eye. It's quite a scary and exhilarating ride....

She also had a recital for the end of the fall season in her ballet class.

As a reference, this was my first post that included her...yup....

Friday, November 24, 2017

Some Friday Inspiration

Some of the images inspiring me lately:)

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 The fashion world mourned the recent death of the awesome designer Azzedine Alaia. He was one of the designers I've really admired, and a true visionary like Rei Kawakubo and Vivienne Westwood.
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017


I love this tunic/kimono wrap I made awhile back (see post here) but I have to admit pieces like this are a bit hard to wear IMO. I find I make these items that I really adore but are kinda hard to wear, especially with the harsh weather we get here.

Do you find yourself buying/making items that are impractical but you still get them/make them anyway just coz you like them?

tunic I sewed using the Trina pattern from Victory Patterns, Uniqlo jeans, Doc Martens

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