#OOTD

Day to Night Outfit with AUrate New York

17:49

Hi Peeps!! 

AUrate New York is a jewellery company from New York City and their jewellery are handmade from ethically sourced materials. Positive social impact drives them in what they do, and I love their story! After reading about their story, they don't use any conflict materials in their jewellery. With their 'A Book for your Look' program, which they partner with Philidelphia schools and they give back by donating books to economically disadvantaged school children with each purchase of their jewellery! I love what they are doing and would love to share more about their brand to you guys!

Now, they have a project running in which they challenge woman to share how they will style and play an outfit from day to night. I have decided to participate in this challenge, and I love it! I always wonder, how do I dress up or down without changing too much jewellery or accessories. And this is what I came up with! 

For this day outfit, I've chosen a floral printed off shoulder dress that looks casual and girly at the same time. Perfect for a nice casual hang out with friends or even a cute outfit for uni! Then, I paired it with AUrate New York's gold Flower Earrings Studs. I think there will be never enough of floral in one outfit and is true! It looks super girly and I love it! The earrings will be a great daily jewellery. A small grey leather backpack helps to neutralise the girly-ness that is happening for the whole outfit! Pairing with a light pink high top converse will show off your sporty side of the outfit, balancing the girly look of the outfit. The whole outfit is casual, sporty and girly at the same time, which is comfortable and still pretty as a whole! 

Although the day outfit is minimal and cute. With the same dress, a night outfit for a drink with friends for the night will be styled with black pumps and a beige clutch or purse, that just enough to bring all the necessities. Keeping on the earrings studs, which still fits perfectly with the night outfit, layer on the jewellery with a crystal necklace to show the glamour look for a night out. With the change of shoes to heels, it has already change the game from casual to a glamorous look. It will be a perfect outfit for the night out!
Layering on jewellery will help you style a day to night outfit with ease!
How do you change your outfit from day to night? I would love to know! Share your tips with me in the comment section below! =) 
Until then, I'll talk with you guys soon! 



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Advertorial

Things No One Tells You in Your First Year of University

11:20

Hi Peeps!!

I've been MIA for far too long.
Work and uni just got me real hard! And I can't even sit down and write what is going on with my life right now.
But that won't happen anymore! (I hope!)



Since we are on this topic of how busy uni has been for me this semester, I would like to share some advice to my first year self if I have the chance. Cause no one told me about these things! Also, to you guys who are going for your first sem of uni.

I've always want to get into university and experience the uni life that my parents always shared to me. Giving me a dream to study abroad and to have the freedom and just be an adult and a student at the same time. Wishing to finish high school as fast as possible, get into any pre-university program to be qualify to get into a university. Then, I apply for universities and I got in! I was happy and excited for my new adventures! Now, I'm in my second year of uni in UTS, Sydney, Australia. I'm way happier now compare to when I was in first year of uni.

My first semester was hard. Immediately, I have so much responsibility for myself, money management, house chores, survival (cooking) and my priorities, to study! In my mind, I just couldn't keep them all in line, as I have no idea how to. Together with managing my time for all of these responsibilities just struck me real hard. As time progresses you will learn to manage them all. I was mentally prepared for cooking for all my meals and all the chores I have to do. Therefore, it was easy for me to get those done. But growing up with the teaching system of being fed for answers in Malaysia, it is a struggle for me when I got into uni. I was behind in all my studies and assignments, as my self-discipline is not as strong as I hope. So, I have to start from zero and learn.

Socialising is just part of uni life. When I arrived in Australia, I was grateful for someone in church suggested me to join CREDO, a Christian society in my uni. (I was finding for one anyway, I'm just glad I was pointed to this society that fits me). I find it hard, especially I'm a shy and introvert person. But, I've put in effort by pushing myself out of my comfort zone and make friends through this society. I can have the choice to just let go and not join, but I was glad I persevere and now I have lots of friends, good friends, friends that I can trust, and long-term friends. And having a new goal to share the word of God to others! I never imagine my faith can grow so much with this society and I'm forever grateful for them.

Here are some advice from me to you first year to-be:

  1. Just Put Yourself Out There!
    Get yourself out of your comfort zone! Uni is where you get to do that, join in society/ communities that you are interested in. You will get to meet tons of different types of people all around the world. If you are like me as an international student in a foreign country, you are already challenge to push yourself, so don't be afraid and just go with it. Remember that everyone as first years will be the same as you, afraid, scared and have no one. So, don't be nervous to strike a conversation with someone beside you in class. He/she might be your long-life friends, and you will never know until you try. Plus, you won't get hurt anyway. *haha*
  2. APPLY EARLY & APPLY for Scholarships.
    Know when is the earliest deadline to apply for each universities that you wish to go. Learn about all kinds of scholarship programs and apply for them as early as possible. There's so much competition in applying for a place in uni and for a scholarship program, therefore, the sooner you apply, the higher the chances are for you to get in.
    If money is the issue, there are so many different loan options, don't make that issue to stop you from achieving your dreams. Check out Earnest where they provide ton of information on how you can save money by refinancing your student loans!! You won't want to miss these information!
  3. Just be Your True Self!
    Remember that everyone is different. So don't try to change your self for others just so you can fit in. No one cares about status and fame, who is cool and what not. Study hard for your studies and also socialise with friends that you made. Try to find a balance, then you get to enjoy the uni life! It is easy to get into the wrong path, so have self-control and know where is the line. Don't do or act in things that you know are bad, and just do not care about it. Uni life is where you learn about the yourself and have the responsibility to take care of yourself.
  4. Take Every Opportunity You Can Get! And Make the Most of It!
    I'm leading a bible study group right now, is where I can never imagine myself doing it. Definitely, I'm not a pro in what I'm doing, but I know I won't regret for doing it. It gave me a purpose, a goal to share the word of God to others. It changed the way I see my faith, and it changed how I look in my life too.
    In uni, is for you to get as much opportunity that they provide. Learn as much skills as possible to get ready for the adult working world. Don't just focus in your books, there are skills where you will never get them from books. So, grab as much opportunity as possible. You will not regret it!
    Especially uni life pass by really quick, make most of your uni life! I only have one more year for my uni life, and I'm already starting to miss it. When I was in my first year of uni, I just can't wait to graduate. Here's my advice, never have those thoughts, and just savour every moment you have in uni! I regretted having those thoughts and did not properly enjoy my first year of uni. So, just enjoy it as much as possible! 

Hope that you guys enjoy it, take some advice and enjoy your uni life!
See you guys soon!



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#OOTD

Summer Outfit Lookbook 2017

14:40

Hiii

It's been too long!
I miss you guys too!
And also feel bad for not even writing right now. But I was busy with assignments and internships, travelling and back with uni work again.

Hope everything is well with you guys.

Thus, let's begin!
I finally have the opportunity to wear my shorts when I was back in Malaysia. Like finally SHORTS!
I decided to just compile all the pictures I took when I was on my break in Malaysia, and also some throwback pictures where it suits this title.



If you follow my Instagram, where I am more active on right now, please check it out! Anyway, you might have seen all these pictures already. But just enjoy the post anyway 😁

Flowy Top: Forever 21
High Waisted Shorts: Cotton On
Sunnies: Gucci

Top: Forever 21
Shorts: Vior Jeans

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Top: Boutique store in Penang
Shorts: Cotton On

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Romper: Valley Girl
CNY outfit! Simple and nice! I have a post that goes in detail, here!


Off-shoulder Top: Forever 21
Shorts: a.s.a.p.
Slipper: Havaianas
I had wrote a post about this outfit, check it out here!

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That's all I have for now. Would love to update more in the near future. I really do miss writing about my life events. But I have to be organise! Then, I can show you guys, all the amazing stuff I did this year!!

Till then, I apologise. Byeeee



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Beauty

First Half of 2017 - New Buys & Fav Products

20:00

Hey y'all! I would like to share on what makeup products I had purchased when I was back in Malaysia last summer and lovin' it! I wasn't going on any major hunting session to find the perfect makeup product to try and buy. And of course, I did not go through any research on searching what products is the most worth it to buy and which is suitable for me. 
To summarise it all, I definitely bought these products spontaneously! 
 Blush: Nars - Bumpy Ride 
Lipstick: M.A.C. - Brave 
 M.A.C. is a brand that I always look up to and never have the guts to even go in to the store to try it out. As I'm sure all you beauty peeps out there knows, M.A.C. employees are not the best at customer service which also equals to me not being brave enough to step into the store to look around. Also it's interior is just so slick and mature that I feel like I am not suitable to be in there. 
 'But how did you even manage to buy a lipstick from M.A.C.?' you would ask. 
I was doing a favour for my cousin to buy a M.A.C. lipstick, as it was cheaper my M'sia than in Aussie. So, I did it. Finally first step into the store, and 'WHAO!!' The choices of colours for the lipsticks range are endless! 
Anyway, I'd picked up the lipstick for my cousin. I was with my mom at the time, so my mom was like, would you like one? I was like nah, I wasn't really into lipsticks. (Because they tend to dry off your lips, not fun) Of course, my mom said 'I know you want one, which one do you want?' 
I have no idea, and the salesperson was like expecting you to know all the names of their well-known lipsticks. I was clueless. In the end, the salesperson picked this deep nude colour with a pink/red base - 'Brave' and I love it! It brightens up my whole makeup look. Especially that I'm fair, and don't really put much makeup on everyday, it's perfect! 
I bought it without reading the any reviews about M.A.C. lipsticks, but I know for sure that my cousin loves it, and she owns a few of them already. Also hearing from many people saying how pretty the lip colours are. 
The lipstick doesn't dry up your lips as much as I thought, but it is best to put a layer of lip balm before putting on your lipstick. The colour stays on in a decent amount of hours. It does transfer [bummer], so it's best to bring the lipstick with you. The packaging is small enough, so that you can reapply when you are out and about. 
NARS is also another brand that I love and admire, but never own one before. My first encounter with NARS is when my mom wants a blush and foundation. So, I recommended her to this brand. 
Also, due to the fact I have to help my cousin buy some makeup. I drop by NARS for a sec just to look around. Mom on the other hand said that she wants a new foundation. Which also reminds me that I would like to have a blush. 
And of course, NARS is well-known for its Blush - Orgasm.
My mom owns one of it, and I was planning to get one for myself, so that I don't have to sneak in to my mom's vanity just to use it. Then, the salesperson recommended me this new shade for the S/S season, called Bumpy Ride. 
Pink base, really pigmented. I love it! 
Though it doesn't have the gold glitter like Orgasm, but its fine. I love this shade! It gives my face a healthy flush look, and I received quite a few compliments from it whenever I wear it. 

That's it for my Fav products! 
Till next time x 



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#OOTD

Spring Fashion 2017 for Men & Women

13:24

Hiiii!! I'm BACK! :D
Finally we are in the 2nd half of the semester. And yesterday I finally completed one of the huge assignments. I hope it goes well, and now is time for me to rest and chill.

Bonobos asked me to create a fashion mood board for both women and men for this upcoming Spring! I gladly accepted it! Thinking of the trends and 2017's colours. I finally did it!

First of all is for us women.
Off shoulders has become a huge trend for this year, and incorporate with that trend adding with one of this year's colour - this soft pink colour. Thus choosing this off shoulders dress will be perfect for spring.
Also having a sky blue colour from the shoes is also a trendy colour this year.
Combining both colours for this outfit is a great colour scheme.
Holding that sling bag with a hint of floral blue pattern is the perfect design for spring!
How can you not say yes to floral patterns!

Spring Fashion Casual 2017




As for the men, I hope this will help your fashion of just T-shirts and pants with slippers.
Another trendy colour this year is this shade of nude, Hazelnut colour.
I find men can pull off this look really well.
Having a nice casual jacket makes the overall look way better.
Instead of wearing slippers or sandals, wear slip-ins shoes. As they give off a look that you put lots of effort in. An overall well-put look. Which is great!
Off white, nude and a touch of light grey with black shoes. You will be ready for spring!
Spring Men Casual 2017!



If you guys did find this helpful.
Please do comment down below and I'll be happy to read through them =)
And that's it for now.
Until next time :)



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#OOTD

Face Your Fashion Fear Challenge!

08:11

Hey guys!

I've been challenged to face my fashion's fear by Dia&Co.

Dia&Co. is a curated shopping experience, delivered to your doorstep, exclusively in sizes 14+!

The fashion that I fear of are off shoulders tops or dresses.
Thus it make sense that I do not own any of these clothing styles.
As you guys who know me, will know that I love to dress and be comfortable.

I personally find these two fashion very stylish and attractive. I love them. But never had the courage to try them.
Why?
Because I feel like I have like big shoulders  compare to other petite Asian girls. So it gave me insecurities of showing skin of my shoulders.

When off shoulders became trendy, I build up the courage to buy some off shoulder tops.
But I never really tried to wear it off shoulder. I just wore them up on my shoulders.

Then, when Dia&Co. contacted me, I build up the courage to wear my tops off shoulder.
And here's the results!!

I might need some time to get use to it. 
But I love it that now I can pull off this style.

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Top: Forever 21
Shorts: a.s.a.p.
Slippers: Havaianas


So, if you have a fashion that you fear, my advice is to just try them.
You'll never know how you look until you try them right.
Just give it a go! Love your body and just try them out! You might experience a new and amazing feeling and even gain confidence!
I would love for you guys to experience it once.

Also, if any of you try out any fashion that you feared.
Snap a pic and share it with me!
I would love to see how you guys look!



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#OOTD

Floral Playsuit #OOTD

14:16

Hey peeps!

Finally, a new post!
We are already in March! How time flies.

I'm finally done with my internship.
Yay!!

And now, I'm sure you guys can see that I had made 'some' (HUGE) changes with the layout of my blog.
I'm happy with it so far.
Still left the header where I need to redesign it. (That one is just a temporary)
And also thanks to my bro with the technical stuff.

I bought this ValleyGirl playsuit when I was in the land of Koalas and Kangaroos.
I fell in love with it immediately.


It's actually an off-shoulder playsuit, but I'm still not really confident to pull off the off-shoulder look yet.
Hence, I decided to wear the sleeves up.
Also, the middle part of the playsuit is crochet, and is see through.
So I decided to wear an inner-wear, to not show anything unnecessary.


I wore this on the first day of CNY 2017, is for a church CNY service.
I wanted to look put together and still want to be comfortable all day.
Thus, I paired my whole outfit with a comfortable pair of brown heels from NEXT.

I've been a busy bee these few weeks.
Been packing my luggage to go to Sydney, Aus to continue on my studies!
Will see you guys soon!



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Althea

Base Makeup Box Review│Althea Box

11:27

Hey girls! 

Finally another post right? 
It's been a while. 
This post took me quite longer than I thought to try out every product.
And also with CNY and doing my internship this month. The whole month has been busy.  
But I did it! (With some help of my friends too) 

So, I received a 'Base Makeup Box' from Althea to try out and do a review on it. 

What's an Althea Box? 
They're curated specially by the Althea Korean Team back in Seoul. Each month, Althea will release 3 beauty boxes for fans to try. They're limited edition and limited in stock, which makes them a "SOLD OUT" Item on Althea. The prices are a steal as all items found in the beauty boxes are FULL SIZE items.
Unlike the conventional beauty boxes where you have to subscribe (and pay). Althea Boxes comes with no subscription fees and no surprises (heart attacks). Buy if you like what you see! Wait for the delivery 10 - 15 working days and unbox it! 

In this box, there's 8 products in total. 
I felt really blessed and grateful that I was chosen to be one of the bloggers to review this product. 
Products: 
1. Witch's Pouch: Stripe Pouch 
2. Mamonde: Flower Essential Mask - Rose Moisturising
3. Secretkey: Natural Daily Pure Sunstick 
4. Milkydress: Tril Beige Silky Velvet Primer 
5. Aritaum: Real Ampoule Color Corrector - Purple Beige, Peach Beige, Mint Beige
6. Witch's Pouch: Triple Cover Glow Foundation - #23 Triple Natural 
7. A Concept: Concealer
8. A Concept: All-in-one Brightening A: Cushion -#23 Natural Beige

These 8 products are your essential for your base makeup.

Witch's Pouch: Stripe Pouch
This pouch is able to keep all these items inside and still have a bit of space left. 
Perfect for travelling and you don't have to worry that you can't fit in all your makeup products. 
Althea is well-known for its pretty well designed box with the products inside. 
The design also changes with the holidays/ seasons. 
The box that I received is their new Christmas design. 
In light blue with snowflakes and snow all around the box. 
Simple and very pretty. 

Mamonde: Flower Essential Mask - Rose Moisturising
The Rose Mask is very very moisturising.
After I used the product, my skin feels so soft and I just couldn't stop touching it. (which is a bad thing).
But, it feels so soft and moisturise.
I would definitely recommend it.
I really need to be more hard working to put on masks and take good care of my skin.
This is also me wearing the products on my face, look at that result.
Secretkey: Natural Daily Pure Sunstick 
It's my first time seeing a stick sunblock.
When I opened it I was 'How do I use this?'
It have a scent to it, I don't personally like it that much. Smells like medicine in a way.
Contains SPA 50+, PA+++
Apply it evenly after your moisturiser and before any makeup products.
Apply it on places with high exposure with UV rays such as your face.
The product is like a thick balm and is sticky, though it stayed all day long.
I went for a swim, and I can still feel the product on my skin. And gave me a sense of relive.
Though it is a small product, I would use it for travelling more than an everyday use product.
I personally would not reach it when I do my everyday makeup.
Milkydress: Tril Beige Silky Velvet Primer 
This primer is just like what it says on the tube. 
It's like a tinted moisturiser. But it will fill up your pores and keep your skin clean, clear and oil-free all day. 
With my oily skin, it does control my pores before my face gets oily again. 
Use it as a base before putting any foundation or BB creams. 
Aritaum: Real Ampoule Color Corrector - Purple Beige, Peach Beige, Mint Beige
Colour correcting became a  trend not only in the western beauty culture but also in the eastern side.
This is my first ever colour correcting concealer.
It is to conceals and corrects redness and dark circles.
Use it before your BB cream, after your primer.
The product have the ability to neutralise the discolouration of appearance using complementary colours.
Mint Beige: to neutralise the redness on your skin.
Peach Beige: Brightens the dark circle areas.
Purple Beige: Cover your dull and yellow skin tone.

It is the first ampoule that have 40% of moisture.
**For the first time using, press on the top longer or 30 times for the product to come out.
The colour itself is very opaque, and have to blend it out, but the outcome will shock you.
And you will love it, just like I do.
Witch's Pouch: Triple Cover Glow Foundation - #23 Triple Natural 
Foundation is not really on my street, but I always wanted one because of its high coverage. 
And I can wear it for events or dinners. 
With this foundation, I do say that it doesn't dry out my skin. 
My skin looks brighter and with its high coverage my skin looks so smooth.
It contains moisture coating Vitamin B from royal jelly strengthen the immunity of your skin. 
**Palmed the bottom of the product to make the pumping easier.  
A Concept: Concealer
The concealer is not such a great product.
I put it on after I apply my BB cream and blend it out.
With my oily skin the product disappeared in just one hour.
The product is creamy, and I was so excited to use it.
But it doesn't go well with my skin type.
It might be good with other types of skin.
The product will not only conceals but also brightens up the area.
So places like the T-zone, pimples, dark spots and wrinkle areas are the optimal areas.
It's a small product also perfect for travelling.
A Concept: All-in-one Brightening A: Cushion -#23 Natural Beige 
The case itself is not really as high quality compare to Laneige. 
It's not as smooth to open it. 
The puff itself is also harder than the Laneige's puff. I prefer the A Concept's puff, as I can have more control over it. 
The product itself is a light BB cream. Light coverage but build-able. 
It have a light scent, but you will get use to it quite fast. 
I had my friend to try with her dry skin. It stayed on for a whole day. 
While I have oily skin, it stayed on for a good half day before I have to reapply again. 
The cushion pact have triple functionality of whitening, wrinkle care and sun protection with SPF 35, PA+++. 
With the content of Aloe Barbedensis Leaf Extract will bring your skin a tone lighter finish. 
It have a matte finish which is a plus! Best part is that is not sticky at all after applying. 
I would recommend to use it as an everyday product. 
Due to its overwhelming responds, this box is now sold out in Althea. 
But be on a look out for other boxes with many different kinds of products. 
Check it out here. 
Hope that you guys like this post.
I will try to update as much as possible (though I say it in every post)
In 2 more weeks my internship is done, so by then I'll be more free.
Till then.



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