Friday, May 27, 2016

Review: SILKYGIRL Perfect Sharp Eyeliner & Matte Junkie Lip Cream

When it comes to make up, I'd say eyeliners and lipsticks are quite an essential item for me and something I'll always need! I have dull lips and so a suitable lipstick will definitely add a pop of colour to my entire outfit and make me look awake. Drawing eyeliner instantly completes my look in one simple step on day I feel super lazy to put on anything else hahaha!

SILKYGIRL recently launched a refined version of the Perfect Sharp eyeliner that takes on an improved formula! When I first received the eyeliners, I was like "WHAAAAT am I supposed to draw pink eyeliners???!!!" Hahahaha okay but no really, the pink cap is just part of the packaging! The eyeliner is available in black (:

I've been using liquid eyeliners for the past 6 years and I really like these pen-tip liquid eyeliners in general because of its sharp precision and full control I get. The Perfect Sharp eyeliner's brush tip runs really smoothly on my eyelids and the colour pay off is great too!

I also tried lining my lower eyelids with the Perfect Sharp eyeliner just to test if it really was that precise and gave a good colour pay off. It's actually my first time lining my lower eyelids with a liquid eyeliner without it smudging almost immediately!!! Quite impressed really, and it stayed this way for a good couple of hours at least :)

In addition to the Perfect Sharp eyeliners, SILKYGIRL also recently launched their new range of lip colours -- the Matte Junkie Lip Cream.

If there is one beauty trend that I have observed this year, it's the craze over matte lip colours... just like how every girl was so into the gradient lip trend last year! Of course, being vain that I am (or might be? haha), I also wanted to land my hands on some of the trending matte lip products but I was way too lazy to figure out how to go about doing all the overseas shipping, etc.. lol

Thankfully, many brands available in Singapore caught up with the trend quickly and here I am, being able to join in the matte lip craze!!!

The Matte Junkie Lip Cream comes in 5 different shades: 

These are the initial swatches on my forearms and they look pretty decent, aye? Well, I haven't tried on any other matte lip sticks/creams so there, I can't do a comparison, but I'll just give a review on my first impressions of the products (:

FYI, I'm really super tanned so while many of the lip colours available in the market here suits and look good on the (relatively) fair skin toned girls, they may not really look as suitable for tanned girls :( I've swatched the 5 shades on my lips to see which shade will suit the tanned skin best!

My lips are usually super chapped and dry and the above swatches were done without any prior application of any lipbalm to help "prep" the lips, so I guess it does a pretty decent job in living up to the non-drying formula that it claims.

I thought Shade 01 (Retro) & Shade 05 (Vixen) suited my skin tone best!!! The first photo posted in this entire entry is with the 04 Retro shade. I'd think shade 04 looks pretty decent too but I'd pass for Shade 02 and Shade 03; they look way better on fair skin toned girls haha.

I actually really like how shade 05 adds all the oomph I need in my make-up. Since I rely quite heavily on my lip colours to complete my look!

Also, I tried the "transfer" test using shade 05 since it is the brightest, hence if any transfer happens, it's the most obvious too. SURPRISINGLY, NOTHING TRANSFERRED OVER!!! I swear I did not change tissue paper. It's the same piece LOL.

Before I forget, both the Matte Junkie Lip Cream & the Perfect Sharp Eyeliner are fragrance and paraben free. The Matte Junkie Lip Cream is also carmine-free!

Personally, the Perfect Sharp eyeliner is definitely something that I'd incorporate into my make up routine while for a tanned person like me, shade 01 and shade 05 for the Matte Junkie Lip Cream are the ones I'd re-purchase again!

So, do give these SILKYGIRL products a try soon! :)

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Best Way to Stay Connected to Bangkok: DTAC SIM Card Vending Machine

Two weeks back, I took a quick getaway from school right after my dance concert ended to Bangkok! It was such a YOLO moment but I really needed a quick and fuss free getaway from the hectic and crazy school life that was draining me out entirely. The morning after my dance concert, I quickly packed my bag within 30 min and left for Bangkok already... LOL what a spontaneous trip this was!

Of course though, my research paper, and other stuff were all still undone so I couldn't really just leave everything in the lurch, sooooo staying connected while overseas was super important! I'm sure one of the first few things that many of us do when we arrived at another country is to get a SIM card! One of the things that really puts me off is the terrible long queues at the airport to get a SIM card and it's even worse if there's communication barrier/ if you didn't do proper research prior hahaha. Of course, not to worry about that in Bangkok and many of the cities I've visited so far because the airport staff has always been the friendliest!

DTAC, one of Thailand's leading telco has come up with an extremely brilliant "innovation" to help fight the long queues at the airport! They actually have a SIM card vending machine where getting a SIM card is as easy as getting a drink from the vending machine!!!

It's really super quick and convenient!!! I'd love to take you through the steps one by one as to how to use the machine but there isn't even a need to because there were 2 friendly staff at the vending machine and all you have to do is to tell them which option you'd like... and within 3 minutes everything was done!? No queue no fuss and everything, it really is the best way to save time and optimize all the time you have in Bangkok for greater, more important things like food and shopping! ^^

There are 2 SIM cards available, and the steps are as simple as pressing the buttons "Select- Register- Pay"

1. Happy Tourist 299 Baht (1.5GB with 100THB call credit) ; for up to 7 Days usage
2. Happy Tourist 599 Baht (4GB with 100THB call credit) ; for up to 14 Days usage

& you won't have to worry about payment because both Cash and credit cards are accepted!:)

As I was only there for a short 2 Night trip, I got the 7day unlimited SIM card since that was the "least" option heh. The 1.5GB is definitely more than sufficient for you to use for just that few days that you're there!!!

Staying connected on Snapchat; kudos to DTAC's SIM Card!

Trust me the 4G is freaking fast, faster than the hotel wifi and 1.5GB really can use till you shiok ('cause in SG one month only got 3GB D: ) You can use it to tether to your laptop if you need to do work HAHA but yes, for me, it's a great way to stay connected on my social media platforms (esp Snapchat which sucks dry all your data usage omggg) and of course, to navigate around the city! :)

Not to mention, with every purchase of the DTAC Happy Tourist SIM Card, you'll be able to apply for free life insurance with 100,000 THB life insurance coverage from Muang Thai Life Assurance Co., Ltd!! It's really pretty much a steal, since the 7 Day Happy Tourist SIM Card only costs 299Baht! I'm definitely a Happy Tourist with the SIM card ;-)

To be frank, I didn't really do much on this Bangkok trip except to really take the breather from the hectic life over here in Singapore (stress level for the last month of school too damn high) So I guess, it was mainly eating and just random walking all over the place for me! Who needs a cab when you can walk, and never afraid of getting lost because you'll always have data connection to check where you are, and to spontaneously google places to go on the go? :) I definitely don't... :)

One of the street snacks that caught my eyes (and appetite) and I couldn't help but to buy it to try.. IT WAS SO GOOD. You see, these are the little things you might miss if you do not randomly wander around the streets :')

With DTAC's SIM card and how convenient it is to get one, I'm never afraid of getting lost in the land of thousand smiles anymore! And yes, with the vending machine, I am pretty sure I can even give a million smiles at the time I get to save! :)

DTAC SIM Card Vending Machine
Available at:
Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), Arrival Hall Gate 7
Opening Hours: 24 hours! YAY :)

Thank you DTAC &Nuffnang for sending me on this trip :)
#dtacTouristSIM #dtacHappytouristSIM