Sunday, 30 December 2012

Starlight Starbright

Whoopwhoop! Back with a Bella Stilo post!:) The last one was... months ago>< Sincere apologies!!!

So today's theme is... Knits! 

Catwalkclose's Keira Cat Knit
Greenpoppies Denim Shorts
Black boot-wedge (my own)

Knits are this A/W's staple pieces. Even in sunny Singapore, now is our rainy and chilly season so knits are appropriate for once ;) There's something about that warm and snuggly feeling you get from knits that makes them so captivating. For me it reminds me of the overseas happy holiday times heh. 

Most knit designs are meant to be slightly oversized, giving off the casual slouchy chic vibes, effortlessly. 
And with the wide array of knit designs nowadays, you can experiment with different looks easily:) The above pairing will be the street chic look, more towards the edgy side, which is something new for me! (the 'old' readers should know im a hardcore fan of pastels hahahaha.) My fav one will be the Japanese knit look, as seen in ViVi :) 

So yes, even in our weather you can experiment with knits! A safer option will be to get a knit cardigan first, since its something you can take off once it gets too hot (extreme weather changes lately i know..) 

Hope you guys enjoyed this little snippet alright! 

And a review for the catwalkclose knit in case anyone needs it!

Review(Catwalkclose): Has a cawalkclose label on it so I think should be manufactured by them:) I saw this design on one of the Japanese magazines, its an exact replica of emoda's i think. So for $26.5 this is really worth it since the emoda one easily costs $90+ and up:) The quality i really good too. Cat print is sewn on tightly, not printed one so it will last. Made of semi thick knit which i tink isn't too hot for our weather. I wore it out and didn't perspire heh. Love the slightly oversized design and its super comfy as well:) If you're a knit lover like me this will be a good buy for you!

Soooo, my fav angmoh boys came to spore pre xmas to see the lightings! And of cos i was their tour guide for the day haha. 

And the poor boys had to cut botak heads cos of lice :( poor things! I know they hated haircuts..

Hehe, glad to see them so happy! :) Missing my fav angmoh boys now:(

And family brunch outfit!

Apparelize Glitter Sequin Top in Mint
Esprit Tweed Shimmer Skirt
TCL Suede Clutch (emerald green)

Review( Apparelize): I'm so glad i purchased this top cos it is simply gorgeous^^ Definitely my style:) The mint shade is not really true to my pics cos of yellow lighting, prob closer to apparelize's pictures. A very sweet mint nonetheless:) Made of chiffon with inner lining(non sheer), and adjustable straps(Y). The sequins are obviously the highlight of this top so I'm glad it was sewn on quite well. Though handwash is always advised so that its condition can be maintained:) Overall a good buy! A very easy to pair top:)

Review(TCL): Bought it in green as the other shades i wanted (pink/black) was sold out:( But I don't regret choosing this cos in real life the colour is a rich emerald green, classy and easy to match! Its made of suede so it feels quite nice to touch:) Comes with gold chain straps so other than using it as a clutch you can use it as a sling bag too. There's a flap inside so technically there are two compartments. Not super roomy though, prob can fit your wallet, phone, some small items and thats it. I also don't really like the stale weird smell that the interior has but after a while it goes away i guess. Overall a good buy cos i had a TCL $35 voucher ;D

& mom bought me a Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge at the airport!:) My first time using a pot rouge, only tried cheek tints like benefit's before. This one is def more creamy and the colour lasts longer as well:) Mine is in the hue Raspberry! Colour not really true to pic below though :/

& some skin care products since I haven't stocked up since like 4 months ago.. Got these at a good price during Metro's 20% storewide sale! Mom went bonkers shopping during the mega sale hahaha. 

Fell in love with Biotherm's BB D-tox after trying the sample in Bellabox:) A really good bb cream! I like it better than my maybelline one which i stayed true to for many years. #unfaithful

haha anyways it really makes your skin instantly radiant! and dewy and even:) However if you want stronger coverage i would recommend liquid foundation instead cos this has medium coverage only~
Some close up descriptions just in case anyone is keen on trying it!:)
And these are pics from day 6! or was it 7?... zzz><

Visited the famous museum where Night At The Museum (movie) was filmed!!:) Awesome exhibits! Really quite interesting;) Didn't take much pics inside though, too busy seeing the huge dinos heh.

& the busiest subway station in NY! So classy can! Its hugeeee:) and busy!

Washington DC!

The famous white house!!
Our local guide was telling us that if we see 3(or was it 4) flags being hung it means the president (Mr Obama) is home :D And it so happened that that day we saw like 5 planes heading towards the white house and it had the flags shown! So Mr Obama was in the plane, our guide told us! So lucky heheh.


the guys joking around haha

they made us do it too!!

Fluffy squirrel!! Reminds me of Boo Radley.. To kill a Mockingbird, anyone?
& bro + dad visited an aquarium while the rest of us went shopping, cos the entry fee was crazy lol. And the only interesting/special exhibit was this one! Albino crocodile! Cool huh :)

another long post accomplished! -dances around- 
ok tata! Heading off for New Year's Eve outing with my friends :)

Monday, 24 December 2012

Fluffy Cloud Nine

HELLOOOOO <3 I'm in such a great mood today! ;D Work has finally ended for me and though it was kinda fun and an enriching experience, standing for 9 hours daily and wrapping presents was so tiring! 

Yups thats right, I worked as a "Santa Elf", wrapping presents for happy Xmas shoppers ;) At which department store, i shall not say hahaha. But yay now I got extra allowance, and its not a small amount which means I can finally treat myself to some good ol shopping :) Have been on a shopping ban for quite some time now!

Anyhoos, I went knits shopping at H&M a few weeks ago to prep for my Germany trip cos its rly cold there and knits keep us warm!:) Was super delighted by the array of knits H&M stock!! And at a friendly price too:) I think it was a few days after their opening day so there were sales:) The pink and orange sweater you see below both cost $15!! <3 But of cos I didn't buy all of the below la.

 Really liked the colour of this sweater but decided not to get it since its rly similar to my Elena Knit Top from Willowfawn! But I like my willowfawn knit better hehe;)
 Bought this icy blue knit! Such a refreshing colour to look at :) Retailed for $39 if i'm not wrong, but it is of good quality and has shimmers so its really pretty :)

& not to mention! That day was TANGS' 12% rebate day! So of cos me and momsie went to peng chang(support) hehe. 

After using the sample version from bellabox, i really really liked this product: Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate!

I can only say it really is a miracle worker hehe. My star product of 2012! Makes you skin radiant and supple immediately;) And though it has many types of oils, these oils are the good kind and the texture of it overall is a non sticky, very calming kind that doesn't make you go "URGH"! 
& as always, the serviceat Kiehl'sis daebak(awesome)! <3 Gave lotsa samples to me:)

 Me and momsie have been dying to try this new brand, Philosophy after hearing many raves about it! So we chen ji (take advantage of the sales) and bought some items to try:)

I got their Purity cleanser and Grace scent gift set(next pic). They gave samples as well! I got their famous Hope in a jar moisturizer, Miracle worker dark spot corrector and Microdelivery exfoliating gel as samples:) Oh and a free pouch!

 Here's the amazing grace gift set that smells so so nice! The scent is really light and subtle, definitely not overwhelming. Its one of the mildest scents i've come across and this is now on par with my Marc Jacobs Daisy Parfum! Both are my fav now!
 The set comes with a Bath Gel, Perfume and Body Butter :) All smells awesome! & really, philosophy's products all smell amazingly delicious. I'm sorry but their lovely scents for bath gels, perfume and body butter beats many other shops hands down.
 I bling-ed my iphone case before he Germany trip hehe. The floral dustcap is from online(I cant rmb where..) and the pearl Iphone case is from Forever New :) Got it during sales a few months ago!

Here's a random otd for a day of errands!

Thread Theory Crotchet top
TTR Swish it! Asymmetrical Skirt in Buttercuo Yellow 
Willowfawn Mint Buckle Clutch

 Review(Threadtheory): Got this during their black friday sales for about $20! Definitely worth the price imo:) The crotchet is really lovely:) It has flowers and the hem has slight fringe effects as well:) However it is sheer and has to go with an inner piece. Also its cropped so pair it with high waist bottoms unless you want the peekaboo effect! The material is quite sturdy and as long as you hand wash it I think it can last a long time:) Overall a good buy at $20! :))

Oh suddenly I remember what kind of errand I was running haha. Was sent to get some travel size toiletries for my family for e Germany trip haha! I got the Ma Cherie Conditioner since it was small and smelled nice haha. In the end i bought a KATE eyebrow pencil as well zzz. Will review it once I've tried it~

& since my loreal eyelash serum ran out & i cant find it anywhere, i got the heroine make lash serum instead~ its made of essential oils and is pretty light, didn't sting my eyes:) But I haven't seen the effects yet, maybe gotta use it longer first!

 Had a travel around Spore buddy trip with Nics awhile back! It was kinda fail though! We hopped onto a random bus and stopped at whatever random stop we felt like dropping off. In the end we went to Holland just to eat Crystal Jade trololol. But it was a late celebration for my bday too cos her mum was sick during my bday period and we couldn't celebrate:/ Here's the presents she gave me<3 I LOVE THEM ALL SUPER ALOT <3 Nics has similar taste as me so i really liked the items she picked for me :) Most of it is from Hokkaido somemore:)
 Introducing my new fav yogurt place, Sogurt! I really like their toppings hahaha, esp this lychee and strawberry bursts! SO yums can!! However it is abit on the pricey side so it'll be a once in awhile treat for me!:)
 Lastly, ending off with an advert for ELDERFLOWERWOOD! 

The owner Nicole, kindly sent me this peach crotchet skirt :) I have seen this exact piece selling at Mylittle bow as well and almost wanted to buy it back then but decided not to give in to temptations haha. SO I'm really glad nicole sent me this piece!<3 PS/ Elderflowerwood is selling it at a much cheaper price than MLB is selling it for!

 This peach crotchet skirt is really a lovely piece, be it the sweet yet snazzy hue, or the intricate crotchet details! The flared cutting also is flattering for all ;) So hop down to Elderflowerwood! ( and check out their items!

Remember to like their facebook page as well here for more updates and promos: /532097080149480 
Ok thats all for this lengthy post! Hope you guys enjoyed it cos i spent alot of xin si (thoughts) into typing this :) And Merry Xmas guys!!