April 26, 2010

Saying goodbye to my favourite shoes...

I have finally decided to throw away my favourite pair of shoes...

These babies have been with me for the last 3.5 years and I've worn them at least 3-4 days each week. They are just so comfy, reliable and goes with everything I wear! They have been with me through my 2nd, 3rd AND 4th year of vet school. They've travelled with me to Vancouver, San Francisco, LA, Philly, NY, Hong Kong, Sydney, Gold Coast, Melbourne....they've been with me everywhere!!

The bottom of the inside of the shoes has been completely worn down for a while now but I've overcome that by placing thick insoles in them. I've even had to replace the insoles TWICE cuz they got worn down too!! There's also a gigantic hole in the toe of the left shoe (which I think has been there for the last 6-8 months now)...but still I could not bear to part with them! I've tried and tried to search their replacements but every other pair of flats I've bought just cannot match up to them. *sigh*

Anyways, I think it's time to say goodbye now cuz the hole is just getting bigger and bigger...and it's really starting to become embarrassing wearing them out...



Lash serum - Week 2

So it's been 2 weeks since I started using L'oreal's lash renewel serum. I've been applying religiously every night before bed. The application is really simple, just a few swipes of the wand from the base of the lashes to the tip. I also like to run the tip of the wand along my lash line as well. However, I haven't been applying it every morning as instructed on the packaging. That's because the formula is quite runny and wet so I didn't think it would work well under my mascara. Plus, my lashes are already hard enough to curl as it is and I can just imagine how much the serum would weigh them down if I apply under my mascara....

As to how well it's working...I feel like I have less lashes falling out when I remove my eye makeup and they feel a little fuller when I apply my mascara. Length wise, I haven't really noticed a difference. But looking at these pictures that I've taken, there really doesn't seem to be a big difference between week 0 and week 2!!

Week #0

Week #2

Oh well, I'm gonna keep using this for the full 4 weeks before I completely write it off...


April 11, 2010

Lash serum

When I first heard about lash enhancing serums over a year ago, I was very skeptical about whether it was just a gimmick or something that really works. However, after seeing some amazing results from friends and other beauty bloggers recently, I've decided I need to try it out myself! The 2 most popular ones that I've come across are Latisse and Revitalash. However, both of these are relatively expensive and Latisse requires a doctor's prescription. So, I've decided to go much cheaper and bought the L'oreal renewal lash serum.

Unlike the more expensive versions, this serum does not claim to stimulate eyelash growth but rather condition lashes to make them stronger and prevent eyelash loss. According to the instructions on the package, I am to 'apply to the root of the eyelashes....sweep along the length of the eyelashes....in the morning and evening for maximum effectiveness'. I am supposed to see 'visibly more lashes in 4 weeks' and 'lashes are re-energized'. All right then...we'll see if my lashes are bouncing off the walls with energy in 4 weeks time!!


April 8, 2010

New hair!!

After years of contemplating whether I should cut my bangs, I finally did it!! It was such a spontaneous decision too. 1 minute, I was sitting at the cafe talking to my hairstylist friend about it...the next minute, I was sitting in the salon getting it cut by her! So far, I'm really enjoying it. I think it makes my big face look smaller and slimmer...BONUS!! =)