Friday, 30 September 2016

97\\ things boyfriend says about my makeup

If I have to name someone who comment the most about my makeup, that would be Jeff. Unless there's somebody else who talks about my make up everyday behind my back, but I wouldn't have known if it was behind my back, so Jeff is still the winner (is there a competition?)

He talks a lot about my makeup, way too much. He would stare at me whenever I'm doing my makeup and ask what am I applying. Also, he is incredibly observant he looks at me very closely and point out all the flaws on my face. It was just few days back, I told him my makeup is on point and he said no. Then he will go on and discuss/explain to me what (he thinks) went wrong. As a boyfriend who occasionally forced to watch makeup tutorial on Youtube with me, he is pretty much a fast learner. 

1) You look shy. Wayyyy too shy

Before I got my current blusher as my birthday gift few months back, (thanks, Mel!) I used to apply lipstick on my cheeks as blush like the Koreans did. But I'm no Korean, obviously. I tend to go overboard with my blusher thinking I look cute today yet looking like Annabelle doll the moment I go under the sun.

I think he cannot stand the unnecessary shy-ness my cheeks were showing. One day, he sat in front of me and said,
"You look very shy today."
before I could react,
"Way too shy!" he added.

A photo posted by 🐻 Joann Loo (@joannloo) on

Here's photo of me wearing overly shy blush.
I regret.
2) It's magical.

I occassionally apply makeup in the car when Jeff is driving. Like I've mentioned, Jeff would watch me me putting on makeup. He learnt a thing or two about cosmetics and makeup techniques gradually yet he would still wanna watch when I do it. So I thought, is he looking at me because he thinks I look totally different with makeup?
"No, I just thought it's magical. Like all the shiny thingy you put on your face, I'm amused."

3) Take my advice!

Jeff  told me that my makeup looked thick when I apply finishing powder on my whole face. He asked if I could skip it but I have oily T-zone and I have to use finishing powder to set my make up. To solve the problem, I apply the finishing powder only on my T-zone with a powder brush instead of the makeup cushion that comes with the powder. When he see me, he asked,
"Did you put on makeup today? They look natural."
"Yeah I put the finishing powder only around my nose."
"Hmm, taking makeup advice from boyfriend."

powder brush I stole from le sister makeup pouch.
Now you know it's wonderful having a sister. Unless I'm your sister. Then that's too bad.

4) You have glitter all over your face!

I bought the Guerlain Meteorites pearls when I was in UK. It puts a noticeable shimmer/glows on my face so I used them as finishing powder and sometimes, as highlighter. Jeff does not know much about cosmetics, or at least cosmetics I own before I start putting makeup in front of him. Hence, he would not have known that I put the shimmery powder on my face, on purpose. He sort of saw something shimmer on my face and he w i p e d  a w a y for me.
"Oh you have glitter on your cheek."
"Wait, you have glitter all over your face!"
Yes, because I applied them? Duhhhh
glitter that goes on face.

5) Try to contour your face?

Firstly, I don't know where he learned that word. I'm curious, how many straight guy know the word 'contour' and understand the actual meaning of it? I've chubby cheeks. Those baby fat never seem to leave my cheeks albeit I'm not a baby anymore. I often rant about my chubby cheeks, how my selfie doesn't look good enough, how my short hair makes my face look fat, I can't hide my cheeks with my hair anymore, and he pop-ed the question, about contouring. I stunned for awhile but no, ain't taking the trouble to do so. As if the basic makeup routine isn't complicated enough. 

I might have been exaggerating some of these. I'm glad that Jeff is being patient and found joy in watching me doing makeup rather than dissing me. By all means, I'm serious about the 'contouring question'. Please, do let me know what do you know about "contouring".

xx, Shan

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

96\\ quick update!

Hey yo, I know I have not update for a long time. Well, I'm still alive. Giving myself a long break after the exam.

If you have read this, you would know that the Malaysia's Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP), which Jo and I took last month, is included as the top 10 toughest examination in the world. I have this article shared all over my Facebook timeline by all the (potential) victims because, it is true what they say. It was absolutely dreadful.

I've been constantly told by my friends how onerous CLP is, especially with the proof of its infamous reputation of low passing rate. I didn't quite believe it back then, and I should. While the studying was boring and bulky, the exam itself was worse. We have in total of 9 subjects, 5 papers all done in 2 weeks. See what I meant? 

I knew what I signed up for but I was not prepared for the physical, mental and emotional torture by the back-to-back exam. I should have trusted May when she told me this shit couldn't be done when she was doing her exam last year. Thou she passed hers in the first attempt I should be glad that she had not gone mad (yet) and same goes to all of us who did the exam and still survive. Hello fellow survivors! *wave*
in case you miss me, here's a very recent photo of my back. teehee!

xx, shan