White Sheen

Curved hemline maxi dress - c/o KLARRA

Soiree silver heels - Jeffrey Campbell

Eyelets  blazer  - c/o Dressabelle (also in black)

Sequin scale clutch - ZARA | Sally Hansen nail polish in Lacey Lilac

Chain body harness - c/o O'ORO

There is something about white clothes that keeps you looking refined no matter the difference in textures existing in a single ensemble. Besides, it only makes sense to choose white over black under the merciless heat. I love a maxi dress for hot weather because it's super simple to put on and easily dressed up with nice shoes. 

This is my first ever white maxi and also one of the more formal ones which I find appropriate for weddings and special occasions. I love how the weight of the dress maintains a structured silhouette, giving it extra formality. Generally, I'm super impressed with its design and quality. Saying that this dress is made by a 'blog shop' would be an understatement. Love the thigh-high slit! It doesn't hurt to show off sandals, gladiators or statement heels for my case. I decided to layer with a white blazer, keeping within the same colour family. Since the dress is silky smooth, the eyelets gave it some texture without looking overly matchy matchy. To toughen things up a tad bit, I accessorized with a chain harness and silver jewelry. The overall look is polished and edgy.

P.S. Pretty sure this outfit would look fun with a pair of white converse sneakers. Saving it for a casual day out!

Photos by Yun Jing


Cold Shoulder

Peplum blouse - Feist Heist | Python pants - m)Phosis

Gold watch - Casio | Beanie - H&M

Wrist cuff - c/o O'ORO | M.A.C lip glass in Lust

Photos by Mandy

Sorry about the lack of outfit posts over the last week as I was more or less occupied with Phantom Of The Opera. My instagram friends would know how much of a blast I has and honestly, I'm not over the Phantom craze. I am listening to the Phantom soundtrack album on repeat as I'm writing this post. Call me crazy, I am.

I have been wearing plenty of turtle necks and cold shoulder tops lately. During Feist Heist's revamped launch beginning this month, I saw this peplum blouse and knew it had to be mine. I remembered telling myself, "okay, here I am splurging beginning of the month so that means no more clothes for me in July." Let me tell you, I have no regrets at all and holding up to my promise pretty well! *pats on the back* I've gotten plenty of wear out of the blouse already and It's great with skinny trousers and pencil skirts, complimented loads by friends. I crown it the blouse of the month!


Interview With Starved. Magazine

Me, along with nine other international bloggers were interviewed about how summer is like in our country and how it affects us fashion wise. I screen shot my portion for your convenience but I urge you to read the rest of the article because I personally love imagining how it's like to live someone else's life! That explains my excessive vlogs addiction. Ever wondered what's everyone's summer essential (everything from denim shorts to hair spray)? Anyway, I hope you got to know me better through this short feature. :-)

A big thanks to Starved. who decided to interview me!


Review: Beauty UK Cosmetics

GLAMOGIRL recently sent me a bag of Beauty UK cosmetics for review. I have never heard of the brand before today so after some googling, I learnt about this UK bred brand that makes colourful makeup at affordable prices. So after a day of experimenting, here are my overall thoughts of the products:

  • Packaging - Due to the affordability of products, the packaging was probably compromised. I feel they share 'mass produced' packaging similar to L.A. Girl and other budget brands. I do not fancy the way these products look but neither are they flimsy.
  • Quantity - Generous amounts. No complains on that.
  • Quality - Varies from product to product. I will explain more in detail later.
  • Affordability - Maybe it's cheaper in the UK but I feel like they're priced average on GG. For the price, there are better alternatives available in the market.

Look out for the 30% off discount code at the end of this post!

This dome shaped trio gives you a highlighter shade and two base colours. All three shades apply very fine and easily blend-able and both shades of green contain gold shimmer. For this review I swatched and applied the eyeshadow without a primer, and sad to say it didn't hold up very well. However, the colour is lovely to me and has a sheer iridescent quality. It's great for beginners who want a subtle eye look but you'll definitely need a primer with this.

This metallic gold jumbo pencil comes in a shimmery and creamy consistency, a little too creamy for my liking. As I have mentioned, I applied my eye makeup without a primer, and this formula started creasing almost instantly into wear. Not cool. I used it around the tear duct without much blending, perhaps the consistency might be better used as an all-over shadow stick, blended out. Overall, I do not recommend this pencil because I don't see why will I need it when there are better alternatives.

Baked eyeshadow + gold pencil | Eyeliner + mascara

As for the eyeshadow, I used the medium green all over lid, dark green on the outer edge and highlighter on the brow bone. 

3. Stripey Blusher in Pink ($15.80)

Okay here's a product worth your attention, it's the stripey blush that reminds me a lot of Bobbi Brown's shimmer bricks! It comes in six stripes that gradient from light to dark. And that's exactly why I love it because you can easily contour your cheeks with just one product! As you can see below, the middle stripes give an all-over pink colour and the darker stripes function as a bronzer. Obviously, the shimmery white highlights. On lazy days, you can swirl all the stripes together and still look good.

blusher contour highlight guide

Blushers show up better when you reemphasize its colour with a matching lip. The shimmery finish of the blusher provide a dewy/ glowing effect. exture is sheer and blendable. Matte blushers usually photograph better but shimmery ones reflect light and look fantastic in reality. Personally, it's a refreshing change for me. I highly recommend this blusher for anyone who wants to achieve a healthy looking glow. 

I have never liked lip glosses in any form, except for the Mac lip glasses that I'll wear occasionally. When I had long hair, my hair would stick onto my lips all the time. But surprisingly, the Beauty UK lip vinyl changed my impression of lip glosses completely! Specifically, this product somewhat a liquid lipstick; it has the shine  of a gloss and opacity of a lipstick.

1 coat of Pure Pasha lip vinyl

It has decent staying power and non-sticky. I applied straight from tube, you don't need to be very careful with this product. Highly recommend!

5. Lipstick in Vampire ($14.80)

This is another product worth your attention. The product comes in a lipstick form but applies like a cream. You will be surprised at how smooth it glides on your lips. The consistency feels thin yet the colour is very opaque. However, it's difficult to apply evenly straight from tube so you would need a lip brush (what I did) or pencil to get a defined edge. It does not contain shimmer, smells minty and has a creamy finish. Staying power is decent but you have to reapply after a meal.

red lipstick swatch on lips
1 coat of Vampire

Don't be intimidated by its name but frankly the red is really gorgeous. It reminds me of old Hollywood stars and Burlesque dancers. I love the way it looks on me, so I highly recommend this to you too!

6. Eyeshadow Palette in Soho ($17.80)

Initially these reminded me of my Coastal Scents palette but soon after swatching these on my hands I grew disappointed. The quality of these shadows are nothing compared to the baked eyeshadow I talked about earlier. It saddens me that the quality can vary so much even when it's produced by the same company.

Eighteen dollars may seem like a good deal for ten shadows but as you can see above, the consistency is powdery with lots of fallouts. I do not think these would blend well. It took me a 3-4 swipes to get the color on my hands. Unfortunately, I will have to give this product a miss.

blue mascara

Most interesting product of all - a blue mascara?! Is it me or coloured mascara seemed to be trendy in the 90s? I gave this a try and realized the blue isn't that scary after all. On lashes, it is actually very subtle. Now that I know how blue lashes look, I wouldn't mind wearing them for special events! The downside: product is clumpy and required  few coats for the blue to show. Experienced slight flaking and is not waterproof.

eyelashes closeup blue lashes

I am not sure if I would repurchase but it's definitely fancy. Might use this for photo shoots, who knows?

Final verdict:
I certainly enjoyed the colourful variety offered by this brand. I see it as a good, affordable choice who girls who just started out in makeup, or wish to experiment colours without spending too much money. I also think the lip products were outstanding and I am open to trying more. However, not all products performed the same. I was disappointed by the metallic pencil and eyeshadow palette in particular. Therefore, I would suggest you to read more reviews or try testers if possible before purchasing anything.

Products I would repurchase: Stripey Blusher, Lip Vinyl, Lipstick.

GLAMOGIRL is a Singapore based online boutique that offers a selection of UK beauty products.

Thank you for staying with me till this far! I truly hope the review was informative for you. Anyway, if you happen to make purchase from GLAMOGIRL any time soon, remember to quote 'ULI30' at checkout! It applies for other brands on site too, not just Beauty UK.

Have you tried anything from Beauty UK? What do you recommend? Talk to me in the comments!


Gold Rush

Not sure if you have noticed that I have been really into wearing halters and turtle necks lately. If you too are a skinny girl like me, you would know that plunging necklines never seem to flatter anyway. Some people would poke fun of my collar bones about how they can collect a reservoir of rain water. but I can't care less to be honest with you! Getting my head into a tiny turtle neck can really be a pain some times but luckily more are made with back zippers nowadays. I feel like turtle necks really show off the collar bones, and makes me look like I have better posture. Since I suffer from scoliosis (fun fact), I am always searching for clothes that can 'straighten' me up. :-( Collars really help if you have a hunched back!

Metal plate belt - Esprit (similar here)

High Neck Scallop Panel Dress - c/o Dressabelle (also in white)

Here is how the dress looks like on its own. I have naturally narrow shoulders so necklines like this make my shoulders more pronounced. My mother always tell me necks and hands reveal the first signs of aging, so a lot of older women actually wear scarves to hide problem areas. Personally, another reason why I love turtle necks is the fact that they bring all the attention to your face! Turtle necks can be very sexy too! Think secret agents e.g. Tomb Raider 

Camila Oriental Clutch - c/o KLARRA

My outfit was kinda inspired by this intricately designed clutch. That explains the black and gold colour palette. This flat clutch fits a fair amount of stuff surprisingly and my favourite detail is the tassel! You guys know me. But of course, the highlight of this clutch is its gorgeous laser cut leather layered on top of a metallic gold base. Even my mother approves! I think the complexity of its design adds oomph to any plain outfit. It's also appropriate for dinners and musicals. My heart almost died when I realized it doesn't fit my laptop...what a pity because it'll make a perfect laptop case!

Mesh drape vest - m)Phosis

Reptile T-strap pumps - Charles & Keith

At this point, I'm sure you have noticed I wore my dress in three different ways. I am not a minimal person so wearing it alone is too plain for my taste. For a structured look, I shortened my vest (by tying a knot at its ends then hanging around my neck) then reshaped my waist with a belt. Since the vest part is fluffy, a peplum effect was achieved. The last look is simply wearing the vest over and allowing the drapes to flow freely. As a result it creates a straighter silhouette for days when I just don't want to feel constricted with a belt. Do not underestimate the power of a Little Black Dress!

Friesian Wrist Wrap - c/o O'ORO

Photos by Yun Jing & Gwen

Alright, ending off with a fun shot and big smiles from all of us! I wish you an awesome weekend ahead!