Sunday, August 16, 2015

Blog seems to have been neglected by people already. Everyone is moving over to Dayre, or even just Instagram. This is a little sad because blog hopping used to be one of my favourite past-times.

But still I feel like updating mine now, since it's Sunday and you have no idea how much I treasure my weekends now.

So what I have in mind now is the Kuching Got Talent competition that we have been participating for three years in a row. And it's quite sad to actually regard this year's as Vanity's final competition in the near future.

Yeap. Vanity will still remain as Vanity. It's just that everyone is moving further now for better interests, as in our careers and studies. Cherry will be furthering her studies in KL this September. Yeap that's really close. As for me, I'm waiting to finish up my internship and then get graduated. And then start sending my resume everywhere to try my luck.







Been spending a lot for the costumes this time :( Seems like I have to give up the idea of saving up.



Remember to "like" our photo at Kuching Got Talent 2015 page in FB.

Grand final is on the 22nd of August. Though we already know the results, and how disappointing the Kuching standard is, do go over and support us. I have no idea when will you be seeing us on stage again :)

That's basically about it. Follow me on Dayre if you haven't. I update them occasionally.

xx

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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Life has been doing a lot better recently (Read my Dayre written on 7th of April to find out what happened). I have kept a distance from anything that would pull me down. I really cannot bear with any negativity or depression any more, not any tiny bit of it.

So far I've been doing well. Basically just focusing on my assignment every day. Chill and party on the weekends. I'm really grateful to have friends who are always there for me. I really really appreciate everyone who's genuine after all that I've been through. Wouldn't be able to make it through without their company.









Btw all my recent photos have similar colour tones, which make my insta seems to be really organized. :D Follow me on Instagram @jaszphin if you haven't xx

Monday, April 13, 2015

COTK 2015

I'm finally back to dancing after a long hiatus. Good to be back especially when there are so many events going on recently. Performed to Burlesque the other day at Imperial Hotel. Though we were wearing the same costume but this photo is definitely worth sharing, again!



We really love how they set up the light bulbs entrance. It's literally Burlesque!


And then it was COTK 2015 last weekends. Initially we didn't plan to join since Bev was having exam the entire week. And also everyone decided to take a rest first after their Japan trip. But somehow the girls got really motivated after Elaine's hiphop workshop, they last minute decided lets just join!

It was already 10pm and the competition is just the next day (noon time somemore). I have no idea why but I said OK lol! I mean like after skipping for so long I still have the gut to say yes!

We went home to get prepared and all and Ariel last min chiong her assignment at my place and everyone meet up at studio at 11:30pm. We practised until 2am and luckily I was worn-out so I could sleep right away that night.

You know I was really worried and nervous that I even dreamt of regretting my decision zz. So we met up at studio the next day at 11am to go through the routine two or three times before going to Cityone. Everyone was kind of surprised when we only registered an hour before the competition.


Unfortunately we didn't manage to win this year. 1st Runner-up placing though! :) Asked for Elaine's comment after the event and we have so much to talk and discuss about. It took around 15 minutes? I really love how she is so passionate about dancing. She motivated and gave us a lot of great and real advices, based on our current situation. Thank you!

A group photo with DynamicFunk, the champion this year! Congrats!

They major in popping and they make it into a routine to participate under the showcase category. Their performance was very entertaining I personally enjoyed it a lot! All the best in KL final, make Kuching proud!

Collage by Ariel

Three of us hang out quite a lot these days. We have so much to talk about. The night after the competition we actually chilled until Caffeine is closed and then continued at Drunk Monkey, and until DM is closed too! Wondering why didn't we do it last time haha.




Partied on Friday night

I love partying with the girls they make the entire night so enjoyable! Please improve doing freestyle together girls! *you know what I mean wink wink*

Till then xx :)

p/s:
I will be teaching Street Jazz at Tyng Dance Academy starting May! Every Thursday 7pm to 8pm. Hit me up if you're interested. Everyone is welcome, even if you haven't been dancing! Cheers!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Smile with Confidence


I've longed for straight teeth and pretty smile since high school? Since I started to care about my appearance. I mean who doesn't? Smile is definitely the best make-up one can put on.

I was so excited when I came across the full Invisalign treatment contest by Nuffnang! I wanted to go for braces but my parents just don't think that it's necessary for my case.

Well in fact my teeth is not aligned. I have crooked teeth and overbites.


According to Wiki, Overbite commonly refers to a lower jaw being too far behind the upper jaw (retrognathia) or a misalignment of the teeth.


Other than overbites, both the central incisor from my upper teeth is unaligned, as you can see from the second pic in the collage.

Also, the crooked second molar is where all the food love hiding.

If I were to say my most memorable story in which I managed to escape an embarrassing moment with a bright smile, it'd be every single time when food is lodged between/underneath my crooked second molar.

Imagine having a great time with a bunch of friends at a fancy restaurant, dressing up very pleasantly, and you just cant ignore that piece of stuck lamb shank beneath your second molar (sounds gross but that's exactly what I'm going through MOST OF THE TIME fml).

Yet I always pretend as if I'm fine and spend my night with a bight (but careful) smile :D :)


and this is exactly what I need to do after all my happy meals. unless you're my super bff who get to witness these.

I REALLY WISH TO WIN THIS!

As I'm also aware that whilst improving my smile, correction of misaligned teeth improves certain cosmetics reasons so......

PLEASE PICK ME!!!

raise hand cover armpit


Wish that my upcoming posts will be containing photos of my smiling selfies that have more aligned teeth and better smile :)

Cheers! x

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Make-up Favourites

This post is all about my up-to-date favourite cosmetics that I apply most of the days. I'm the type of person who'll stick within my comfort zone, but if you have any good products that you love, please share with me too!

1. Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly BB Cream - #1 Aqua Beige
2. Elianto Ultra-Define Eyebrow Pencil - #2 Light Brown, #4 Charcoal Grey
3. Maybelline Magnum Volum Express
4. Etude House Oh m'Eye Line - #1 Black
5. 3CE Lip Pigment - Mellow Pink
6. 3CE Highlighter - Gold Pink
7. PeriPera Peri's Tint Water - #2 Pink Juice
8. 3CE Lip Lacquar - Super Coral
Applying BB Cream
I've been using my BB Cream for more than a year now and no kidding, there's still half bottle of it. Imagine how affordable it is for product that can be used for this long. And no it has yet to exceed the expiry date.

This Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly BB Cream, SPF 20++ 40ml, comes in 2 shades. #1 Aqua Beige and #2 Aqua Neutral. Mine is #1 Aqua Beige and I love how it matches my skin tone very well.

It is housed in a frosted bottle with a spatula cap, and every bottles come with a free sponge. I simply apply it directly onto different areas of my face every time and blend them with the sponge (I change the sponge from time to time). I like the texture of this BB cream because I find them really light and has a pretty pleasant coverage. The only thing is that it's not very travel friendly. But I still bring it when I go travelling cause it is that great!

Eyebrow
I have been changing different eyebrow pencils. I remember I tried Kate, Nature Republic, Cyber Colours and so on. I remember I stick with Nature Republic Panda Zero Water Proof Eyebrow #2 Brown for very long until they decided to stop manufacturing it which I have no idea why. I liked it a lot that time and have trouble finding the next suitable eyebrow pencil for quite awhile.

So now I found this Elianto Ultra-Define Eyebrow Pencil which is really affordable and good! Only RM16.90! (Was RM13) It has great pigmentation and I find the outcome really smooth and natural.

They come in 4 different shades, dark brown, light brown, twilight black and charcoal grey. I used to apply the #2 Light Brown but now I've switched to #4 Charcoal Grey as I have just dyed my hair black! I know right haha! For Malaysians, you can order via their official Malaysia e-store as well www.elianto.biz

Eyelashes - Curler, Mascara
I will curl my eyelashes every time before applying mascara. However I don't remember what's the brand of my eyelash curler but I think I got it from SASA.

I've been using Maybelline mascara since very long ago. I have to say that their mascaras are great yet inexpensive. This is why I never bother to switch to alternatives.

Eyeliner
I'm gonna say I'm one loyal consumer for the products that I love. Same goes to this, I've been using Etude House Oh m'Eye Line since very long ago. Since it was still RM19.90 to now RM25.90. Still cheap though but why can anyhow increase price one -.- But I always get them when there's Buy 1 Get 1 promotion at the store haha!

And I'm really impressed by how pleasing it is despite the price. It comes in a very fine tip which is perfect for a fine and neat lining. I'm using the black ones, the colour is vivid, it doesn't smudge and dries off very quickly.

Price increases apart, I'm not sure if it's just me but I kind of find the amount of the liquid inside is getting lesser than before.


Blusher
I have to say I'm born with quite a fair skin tone, so I like it better to apply some blusher so that I don't look too pale after my BB Cream. Also, I like how the light pinkish cheek looks. I think it's very sweet and natural for every girls.

3CE Lip Pigment in Mellow Pink is what I'm currently loving and using as a blusher. It's actually meant for both lips and cheek but I only use it as a blusher and something else for my lips. They have a variety of colours to choose from and somemore you can even mix and create your own favourite tones. I'm using solely the Mellow Pink because it is exactly the pink tone that I love!


Highlighter
Contouring and highlighting definitely give our face a greater definition. I don't often highlight my features on very casual dates, but rather on more important dates or whenever I feel like it.

I'm using 3CE Highlighter in Gold Pink. It's double tiered, comes with a mirror in it and contains a small brush in the bottom compartment, which is very travel friendly. Also, the thing I like about this highlighter is that it actually contains small shimmer particles, or metallic sheen to be exact, which is neither too dense or shimmery and give your face a very natural radiant glow.

I normally skip the brush and just sweep it across the T section of my face with my fingers. I love the gold pink tone. I think it is very natural and does a great job in brightening up my face.

Lips
The final thing I put on for my usual make is normally the PeriPera Peri's Tint Water - #2 Pink Juice. I was actually not a lipstick and lip gloss person because I don't like how they feel like on my lips. Until I found this Peri's Tine Water, I put on them where ever I go. It gives my lips the most natural feelings apart from the lasting vivid colour it provides.

My second option is the 3CE Lip Lacquar in Super Coral. I love everything from 3CE! I can like surf on their web store for the entire evening. And they've got a lot of new arrivals that have already got into my waiting list damn it.

I really love this lip lacquer and it completely changed my perception towards lip products, either. It dries off to the perfect soft matte finish on my lips. However this matte finish product is usually a bit dry, so it is better to apply some lip balm beforehand. Otherwise you could also add on lip gloss after this lip lacquer but since I'm not the lip gloss person, I'll just stick to a thin layer of lip balm before and stay with the matte finish that the lip lacquer gives.

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So above is what I apply for my usual make. For more formal functions or when necessary, I'll put on heavier make-ups with eye shadows and sometime even falsies.

Well these are my favourites so far. I figured I like pinkish tone more. Look at all the blusher and lip colours I'm currently using. I do have lipsticks in coral/orange but to be frank, I never use them before. Maybe I'll give them a try.

Hop you enjoy this post! Cheers!

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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Trip to Taiwan

I wanted to title this post as Taiwan 2014 but it would sound really throwback. So i get to visit Taiwan last December with my family. It's one of my 2014's resolutions which is to visit new places.

I would say that Taiwan is a really nice country with very friendly people and great hospitality. It was a family trip with my KL and KK relatives and we visited some outskirts such as Jiufen, Shifen, Danshui and a lot more which i cant really remember.

Fyi this a visual heavy post

We stayed at Homey Hostel in Taipei. I think it's slightly pricey and we could actually get a hotel room for the total charges for 4 person. Though the environment is really nice and it's located very near to Taipei main station and also NingXia night market.





You can choose from double decker bed to double bed room for 2. Yeah it was charged per bed/head. RM60 per pax via online booking and RM100 via walk-in booking. And you will be allocated with other room-mates, which basically the theory of hostel. So we have a group of 9 people in the largest room that can fit 10, so there is 1 anonymous staying in the similar room with us during that trip.

And if you like making new friends from other countries, this is the hostel for you. Since there are like a lot of koreans, hongkong people, malaysians, singaporeans, caucasian staying in it. It's really budget if you are a solo traveller.

and they provide free toast in the kitchen every morning!

very sweet and thoughtful travel guides in multiple languages

Postcards and feedback from all over the world. This is what we call 人情味 in chinese

December is winter for Taipei. Average temperature was 17 Celsius degree that time. Really cool to hangout all day (in the right clothes). You just don't sweat and get oily!


淡水渔人码头,情人桥


i don't remember which part of Taiwan is this. All kind of local snacks sold at the Volkswagen buses

 Hello Kitty Sweets, Taipei

sent my little sis and cousin to dine at this hello kitty cafe in Taipei. Theres this requirement of minimum spending of 300 taiwan dollar only then you can dine in the cafe. wah so pa pai LOL. not a kitty fan nor the food interests me. so i just took some pics and go dine at the restaurant next door with the rest.

i can buy 1 or even 2 tops for 300 dollars in wufenpu




 牛角冰淇淋


 彭妈妈卤味


there are plenty of local food brands which are really good. didn't manage to try most of them.

very good beef noodles at somewhere near Homey

卤肉饭,贡丸汤,烫青菜

basically what i ate the most in Taiwan, braised pork rice! so nice and so inexpensive! cheapest one i had was 20 taiwan dollar and most expensive one was only 35 taiwan dollar!

btw all the photos do not go in sequence. i don't remember where i go first and what i ate first.


i told you i went really outskirts. i even get to ride this very old-school train from one small town to another small town.


We also released sky lantern in Shifen. I believe that i have to write my wishes in chinese cause it's a chinese ritual after all. Later 'they' don't get what i wished for. And pardon me it's been too long since i last written any chinese words. I thought my 心想事成 is very pretty no?

And there are too many pets around... everywhere! Be it city or outskirts. I wanted to capture them all but well, too many.




And of course, i went to wufenpu and also several night markets. Sourced some stuffs for myself and J'store. Also captured some of the boutiques with very nice interior and deco as reference. I really really like pretty deco like this. Boosted up my mood.


新光三越

台北101 


The only time i take photo while shopping is when i need to whatsapp people and show them the stuffs or when i really like that thing or have dilemma buying it.


I really like this Dr.Marten boots in brown. Love the ombre tone. but i didnt get it cause 1. i run out of money and 2. i don't want my mum to buy it for me. and 3. its pricey.. which is normal for Dr.Marten. This one costs around 5990 taiwan dollars if im not mistaken. After the exchange rate it would be around RM600+.

But i got myself a pair of Birkenstock. The one with 2 straps. It's 1590 taiwan dollar. Around RM40 cheaper compared buying in Malaysia.



Pretty Christmas trees everywhere. This is the Elmo theme one in the centre of Taipei central


this is the boots i wear for this entire trip. except during the final day when it dies on me lol.


so i guess thats all about it. didn't manage to take a pic on all the stuffs i got in taiwan. i actually finished all my money and change extra taiwan money from mom. so imagine going there during summer. too much stuffs to buy. from skin care to food to clothings. i also went to the 3-storey Watson in Ximending 西门町. too many places to name. and also missed out some of the places that i wanted to visit. will definitely go back Taiwan again :)

thanks for reading. cheers!

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