Out of boredom on a rainy Sunday afternoon, I decided to touch a little area of my bedroom just to filter some things. Believe me, it always gives me a frisson of delight whenever I throw some stuffs from my bedroom. Actually the word "bedroom" is politically incorrect anymore as I don't sleep there anymore what with the dresses strewn on the bed everyday. And seeing it's currently sordid state, I'd rather not call it a "dresser" as though I'm giving so much dignity in it. XD Let's just call it a haplessly casual mishmash of my stuffs! XD And on that day,my project was my make-up boxes.
Until now I don’t have any idea why I keep on blogging things right after I do make a clean up of my room. While I do agree that yes there were a lot of realizations about things and stuff but they’re utterly unbeneficial to mankind. Haha!! Take for example how I realized that:
(a) I’ve got enough eyeliners to use for my entire lifetime!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tell me how surprising was that!! Haha!!! Let me tell you a brief history on eyeliners. Mi mama is not much of a make-up person. She doesn’t need it thank you very much, I’m proud to say that. And while we’re at the subject let me just for the record say that she was being wooed during her teenage years to be a toothpaste star in TV! You know how it was back then, no thanks to orthodontics for fixing my teeth and definitely no casting for commercial star wannabes like these days. Talent managers before come explore to “discover” beauty. And a real beauty she was! I mean, until now! :P So yeah her basic cosmetics just involve a lipstick and an eyeliner and that’s just it! So when I was young and watching her use only those kinda grew up on me. As for the quantity, believe me I didn’t acquire it through retail therapy. The thing is, we once had this store where we sell these and when it closed, I realized I kind of kept all these pencils with me. :P And you girls know how eye pencils can be. A 3-inch length can already be good for half a year I believe so. So my current worry is how to dispose of these black pencils, which I use to wear before until a saleslady once explained to me, that blue black is the current “in” and that black can give you that very strong and fierce look. * sigh *
(b) I think the inspiration of liquid blusher came from VJ (yes you Venus Jameel, haha!) when I saw her using the thing on her face years ago. I observed how deftly they apply the thing on their cheeks and voila! They suddenly become pink-cheeked and glowing! I suddenly realized, hey I can be a blush-girl! But when I already have the exact thingy in my hand and tried it on, oh dear I looked like someone spanked me in the face! HAHAHA!! I can never be a blush-on girl, can I? You know what’s more effective?? Just observe me whenever my crush is near and spots of strawberry coulis will instantly pop into my cheek! LOL! But……………the thing is, I never stopped trying!! Translation: I NEVER LEARN! Every time I see a liquid blusher in all its pink glory in a very cute tube or any plastic holder, expect me to be enticed to buy! Geese, what a bummer! The lesson here?? Whenever you buy something, take out the price tag of the item! So that years after when you take out your great make-up kit and see that very item UNUSED, you’ll not WINCE on how much you wasted money for it! LOLs!! I couldn’t help ring up the total cost of these untouched liquid blushers of mine! What’s with all these beauty kit presentations anyway? :P
(c) YES KC YOU CAN JOLLY WELL REPLACE THAT RUBBER ON YOUR EYELASH CURLER. YOUR EYELASHES WILL BE GRATEFUL! Hahaha!! I realized I’ve been using this curler of mine for months now and haven’t thought of replacing the rubber until I saw a spare one in my make-up box recently. > _ <
(d) WHAT IS IT WITH LIPGLOSS???? I’ve been addicted to wearing these since I was in 3rd year college! Come to think of it, they give me a hard time everytime I would have to cover my face due to smoke or pollution I had to press my lips together so as not to spread the gloss over the hanky. Or worse, at times when the wind blows I have to do the same but then at times I will still see smudges at some part of my face?? Not chic! XD Compared to blushers, I have MORE lipgloss! There’s the one with glitters, the one for plump lips look, the one with collagen, the one for retaining the color of your lips, there are gifts from friends!!! Aaaaarrrggghhh!!! A trivia. I was just starting blogging when John gave me this Victoria’s Secret lipgloss “Sweet Talk” when he went back from a US business trip so I decided to name the blog after it. John is an ex-colleague from Intel. See?? Way way back!! And surprise!!! I still have the tube with me even with the name “Sweet Talk” name on it already erased due to frequent use before. It still has a little left in it and I found it last Sunday. What’s with sentimental values?????? Don’t lipgloss have expiration date too?????? Aaaargh!! Hehe.
(e) Same like liquid blushers, sad to say that I’m not an eye palette person too!! Yes seeing blending of different colors in magazines is really FAB but however instructions were printed at the back for the type of brush and even with color combination already provided, they’re never easy! =( And this is the reason why I’m so impressed with my besty Joy for being an expert on cosmetics! She can do it on a moving vehicle and sometimes she’ll just make-up herself even when she’s only cleaning her room! So “landi” isn’t it? Haha! Whenever we go shopping in SG, she will visit this cosmetics section that introduces the “mineral technology”. Wow, sounds FAB! But even with the DVD demo provided, I don’t think I can perfect it! :P I’m not really KIKAY as others call me. I’m NOT. :P
I think partly the reason why I can never be modern on cosmetics is just because like my hair, I’m quite hesitant to put so much in it or do so much about it. I’m afraid of break-outs or any irritations I’m sooooo done with them in my college years. :P But speaking of hair, ever since I had it trimmed I kind of loving having the volumes back! It made me realize, there was a time back then when I had to use “rollers” in order to put volumes into my hair. I just noticed that ever since the “straightening, relaxing, rebonding” technology was introduced, the volume trend didn’t come back anymore. I thought trends are supposed to come and go???
Anyway, I’m keeping the volumes for now although it’s kind of hard to achieve but atleast I’m making a special effort. In my whole 25 years on earth I never really use a hair-blower for my hair! Don’t be surprised here. YUP, IT’S TRUE! So now with the help of this very expensive Kerastase Oleo-Slim Leave-On the hair stylist recommended me (believe me, I nearly died myself when I heard of the price! Haha!), I’m trying to make it work with the hair-blower! I actually I hated it’s scent when I first tried it on coz it smells of a men’s musk! But lately, I’m quite being fond of it! I’m not sure if its because it gives me the idea that a man is just so near everytime I smell my hair (haha! gosh, I’m so men-barren! If there’s a term such as that, haha!!) but really I like it! :P And come to think of it, aren’t you growing tired of seeing straight hair??? I say, LET’s BRING THE VOLUMES BACK!!!! :D