December 12th, 2010



Notice some lip color?

No makeup, just the lipstick

Limited Disney lipstick - Heartless

Off to a Xmas party</b>

I'm not usually a lipstick girl.

My lips are naturally reddish so in all other photos that you see, I'm not wearing lipstick and only use a chap stick. I used to get into trouble at school for 'wearing lipstick' because my lips were always red and I had to rub my lip with the back of my hand to prove that I wasn't. The Chinese say it's a sign of 'heatiness'. Perhaps so, but it's always been so. Lip colors hardly stay on and I got lazy having to re-apply it.

My colleague bought a bright red lipstick and we were gushing over how it made her lips stand out and everyone was just automatically drawn to her lips. It was very enchanting. I decided to get one from M.A.C since it is really affordable at USD14.50.

I realized that there are very few bright red lipstick colors offered probably because not everyone likes it and prefer nude tones. It was easy picking one out. I love the heartless color from the Disney range and after I tested it on, the M.A.C girl and TS immediately went omg that looks so good on you. I did like the effect of it and got it, TS got one too :)

TS had her make up done and I learnt some good tips from the makeup artist. I don't use foundation or pressed powder and minimal coverage but always find make up fascinating. The lip color doesn't show up to be very red in the photos but in person, it's a fire engine sort of red! It's very obvious!

That night when we went out for an early Xmas dinner with a bunch of friends, we tried to glam it up and I wore my LBD, put on make up, she curled my hair for me and I wore some heels :) It was a lot of fun. The only gripe was that she'd a tough time getting the curls to stay in my hair as my fine hair just won't hold any styling. Even with hair spray and styling lotion, the curls went straight after about 2 hours -_-

P.SI think every girl should have a red lipstick in her hand bag especially on dates ;) Methinks I need to get a pair of bright red patent heels to go with it!

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Leif Erickson run

Running in the winter isn't fun. You need to be bundled up and it does get biting cold.

The day right after I landed, TS dragged me out for a run. A slow 6 miler. It's never slow in winter though. It's so cold, you run as fast as you can to warm up. My fingers were freezing even beneath gloves! I think that's why people here run so fast - the weather forces you too! No wonder she's getting faster and faster!

I landed up with sniffles for a few days as I probably caught a chill but loaded up on vitamin C and was fine in two days. She got it bad though and had a bad cough and cold. I think I'd rather run in the heat!

Meanwhile, I finally got a pair of long running tights. I figured that I'll need them for my travels when I run in the cold.

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12 more days ...

... to Christmas!

I've not figured out what to get for my sissy, BIL and B.T (I still owe him a birthday gift!) and though I'm bewildered at how fast 2010 has zipped by, I am looking forward to Christmas.

This year has been a mad year of travels again just like in 2009. 6 trips to State side, 6 within Southeast Asia, 1 to Bali and Hong Kong and Hong Kong again next week. 15 trips at least in total - I might have even left a trip or two out. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't tired out by the travel but it's all good.

Oh yes. I did sorta get my Charlie Brown tree which is a crack up. I'll post pictures soon :p

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