Monday, August 18, 2014

MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY: Hello Confidence!

Hey you guys!

The other day my sister came to me and inquired about how should she dress since she just graduated and what not. She got so excited when she was accepted to work at company X. So being the elder sister I am, I decided to give her a few points all based from what I recently saw at Libresse’s Shine On Website! Hahaha.. Such a cheater I am! :p


I mean, why shouldn’t I, right? Cause the sight is packed with info on how to gain professional confidence in the working field, perfect for all you fresh graduates or those looking for some grooming points.

Basically the site covers 5 sections all including:
1.     Dress for Success
2.      Be Interview Ready!
3.     Own The Conversation
4.     Pitch Yourself
5.     Pitch Your Idea


Lemme summarise for you girls if you’re planning on heading to the site.



Dress For Success

Here is where you’ll get tips from bloggers on grooming! Ranging from hair tutorials and beauty makeup tips, I’m sure you’re all covered. You can also interact in this section where you can upload a certain pic of you and have people LIKE and comment on your dressing whether it’s corporate appropriate or not. Just like how you would ask an advice from a friend. Cool, huh?



Be Interview Ready!

This is the most crucial part of scoring you a job! Of course you wouldn’t want to step foot into the interview room being unprepared, right? So I surely suggest you head over to this page to read  up on a few do’s and don’ts, interview checklists and FAQs all revolving around interviews! Again, being an interactive platform for all, you could also share your interview experience with the world and comment on others’ experiences!



Own The Conversation

Sometimes you know the company you’re about to apply for from A-Z, but all else fails when you get nervous inside the interview room and stutter! Here in this page is where you can get some guides on how to avoid that, and also learn a thing or two about body languages where interviewers usually judge you first. Still nervous? Then watch the Body Talk video and get some pointers from there!



Pitch Yourself

Have you heard from seniors, teachers or elder siblings that you should always pitch yourself during interviews! This is totally correct! You should be able to market yourself well during an interview so that the employer will feel tempted to ‘buy’ you. Take this as an icing on the cake after the remarkable results you have on your certificates. You can practice by uploading a video or written entry to receive comments from others on how well you did.


Pitch Your Idea

In some cases, there are a few companies that require you to sit in a group while they hand out a certain task for your group to fulfill. This is where it gets challenging! They’re actually watching you from afar on how well you work in a team, and how you take control or take charge whenever a problem arises. They’re looking for fantastic workers who can deliver ideas and outstanding results. This is where this page comes in handy.



So, are you confident now to face the challenges of a career woman? Good Luck!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

BEAUTY: Colors for My Eyes

Ever since Raya a few weeks ago, most of my cousins have been asking me what lenses I wore on that festive day. It was Lacelle of course! It’s a new contact lenses label under Baush + Lomb. I discovered it not long ago after seeing the various colors they have in their collection that looks too natural to be true!


What I love most about it is the unique lace pattern on the colors. I wore it for a complete 12 hours straight for a few days during raya, and it felt like the lenses were part of my eyes you know. I forget that I even had them on by the end of the day.


And for those of you wondering, the lenses has that Limbal effect (big eyes effect) but at a subtle level. Perfect! I really don’t like the ones where it’s too obvious. Got it at RM68 per box which lasts a month.

Here's me in Frozen Grey, donning the smokey eye look that day topped with a coral pink lippy colour.
Did you know that you could be the “Face of Lacelle” by joining its photo contest?

You could win weekly prizes such as:

Weekly Top winner:
RM500 FASHION FAST FORWARD voucher
RM150 Sephora voucher

Weekly consolation prize X 4: 
RM150 Sephora voucher

Grand prize: 
Become Lacelle Ambassador
Feature in magazines & digital media
RM1000 cash
4d 3n Hong Kong trip X 2
 1 year Lacelle contact lenses supply (wow!!)

And this one in Jubilee Violet. I had on some light taupe eyeshadow with subtle shadings, a vivid eyeliner look and ended my makeup with a pink lip colour that works well with my violet eyes.. 

So be sure to catch the #wow truck by Lacelle to get yourself some free lenses! 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

WOMAN CRUSH WEDNESDAY: Olivia Palermo

Hello darlings!

How was your Eid? Seeing from the colourful and happy posts I see on my nstgram feed, I'm sure everyone had a swell of a good time right? I did so too, but honestly, this year's Eid was a bit bland as open houses are getting lesser by year. Well maybe that's just me.

Anyhoots, I would love to randomly share with you all my current woman crush. Why it's Olivia Palermo of course! I love her effortless chic ensembles that she put together (or maybe her stylist), on a daily basis whether red carpet or street style. Here are some of my favourites!


Olivia taking her dog out for a walk in a casual approach consisting of an oversized red sweater, a pair of white skinnies and chic velvet loafers.




Resembling a bit like Audrey Hepburn, here Olivia compliments her bold printed ink-splotched pants with a suede garnet hue.




Looking totally less intimidating than how a real life soldier would, Olivia decides to clinch up her parka above her camo print skinny jeans for a more feminine appeal.




Pairing blazers with maxi skirts can be seen almost everywhere. But wearing tuxedos with maxi skirts? Now that’s definitely rare. Olivia softens her top half with a skirt that’s flowy and girly and finishing off with a clutch in a contrasting colour.




Olivia goes boho chic with a sheer accordion pleated skirt subtly matching her chambray shirt. And what better way to achieve the style than with a rattan tote perfect to be used in summer.




Standing true to her exceptional taste in fashion, Olivia dares herself to mix the color block trend with prints. Each garment she puts on compliments each other in such a way that we wonder, how does she do it?




Stepping out of fashion showcases in a mod-inspired get up, Olivia captured attentions from photographers and passer by’s (we wonder why?). The checkered print tunic shift dress cuts off just nicely above her thigh high boots in an accentuating taupe colour.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

THOUGHTSY THURSDAY: This is How I Feel Today

What's wrong with the world?


Is the question that I might ask myself every night before hitting the sack. Whilst some parts of the world are living large with all the comfort, entertainment, health, wealth and progression, some other parts are living their version of hell.


I’ve become so scared to actually physically open up the pages of the newspapers every morning the newspaperman throws a set into my porch. Seeing the headlines, the gruesome images on the front page, makes it even easier for me to ignore the pre-paid subscription newspaper deliveries. It got so out of hand that I literally would just leave the papers to soak underneath the pouring rain.


It’s not that I don’t care about the world not to read about it. I do. But the fear of it is alarmingly bigger than of my concerns.


While I sip some fresh clean water from my glass just beside my laptop on a perfect little white desk in a perfectly lit and air conditioned room, some are actually munching on wild grass to sustain life. It’s not fair that I am doing fine and dandy, while my fellow brothers and sisters around the world are in physical and mental torment.


I was playing with my cat, Carlos, last night, and while he was all up for the head massages and belly tickles, he suddenly scratched my arm with quite a force. Causing streaks of thinly scratched marks. It hurts so bad I tell you. I can still feel a dash of pain trickling in every time I press or touch the scar. 


But what is a scratch when losing arms, limbs and a part of your body or skin is an everyday thing? 


Writing this blogpost is not easy you know. I really wanted to share what I felt initially, but in some occurrences later, I find myself lost in my own thoughts picturing the agony that I see in images spreaded across the social networking sites, online media portals and hashtags about the never-ending torture the innocent lives has to go through.

I want change.

I know you do too.

But why aren’t our efforts and voices heard?


It is reported that if something distressed Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), he would say: "Ya hayyu ya qayyumu, bi-rahmatica astagheethu" O' Living (a life not followed by death), O Sustainer, in your Mercy I plead for rescue (At-Tirmidhi)


I just hope one day we will live in a world where riots and petitions are not needed in claiming justice.