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First Impression: My bestfriend Zin & Matt's Wedding

October 17, 2014 11:59 am · Posted by adorebeauty06

I am deeply honoured to be given the wonderful opportunity to experience such an amazing ceremony. It was my first time being a bridesmaid for a Chinese friend let alone my first time attending a Chinese wedding! So many differences as compared to a Malay wedding however both are as beautiful and share the same ending - Happily Ever After.

Amogst us 8 bridesmaid, I was one of the two who were foreign to the language. However, thanks to my capabilities of reading body language, I knew somehow what was going on. The wedding took place in Johor as both of them resides there shared their moments with all their family and friends.

Here's my intial thoughts upon planning for the gate crash games.
Why are we torturing them?
Why so baaaad? (I really felt guilty and bad.)
Why is the game so tough to get through? What about their hair? Their clothes will be dirty..
Oh heavens lord how can you be okay with the activities they are about to get into?

Then I understood the meaning behind the gate crash games. In my own words, I would described it as the following, "In order for the groom to get to the beautiful wife, he have to go through all the obstacles (God knows how tough it was) and experience hardship." It was like a metaphor which symbolizes the true love of the groom to the bride. Despite all the tough times, he will always be there to rescue the wife. Awwww!

MAJOR AWWness! (tak boleh tahan)

We had them dancing to Ananconda, human pyramid (where the groom have to answer 5 Trivia qsns. Penalty was to sing twinkle twinkle little stars), transferring seaweed from one groomsman to another and more. It was all pure fun and needed GREAT negotiations. There were dogs barking, car honkings, sweat, laughters and absolute chaos at 7am in the morning! I had a ball of a time. The groomsmen were so sporting and they were such awesome people. 

The sacred diary which was given at the start of their relationship. Mark of LOVE. Let these picture speaks VOLUME.

I teared as I see how beautiful my bestfriend looked. Words cannot describe how happy I was for them and how much love that filled the room.

The tea ceremonies were lovely. It acknowledges every family members and also blessings received directly from them when they stood up and hugged each other. Beautiful~

Us bridesmaids!

After the tea ceremony, we moved to the Church. Another first time for me. A Church wedding !!!
Oh I was on Sex and the City mode all along I tell you!
Okok, sorry for the sidetrack moment there. Back to telling you more on the wedding. I took this shot when were waiting for the ceremony to begin.

This was the epic moment of it all. I teared buckets! I could not stop sobbing. It was like a train wrecked! It was such a memorable time when you see her dad "gave away" his daughter to her love of her life. Oh my God. You hear the wedding bells chime, everybody stood silently to witness the moment. Even though the voice over was in Mandarin, I knew it was a universal language when a dad married her daughter off. I watched too many Hollywood movies to understand this. 

So remember? In the morning there was a gate crash, then they had a tea ceremony, and we head off to church. Now we went back to the hotel to freshen up for dinner time and were all dressed up beautifully to witness the event. It was fabulous! Of course, I have to post a photo of what I wore and how I looked for the evening before having you scroll lower to see more pictures. 

As bridesmaid, we were barely sitting on our seats. We had our guards up & on! Helping the bride to change outfits, my other "maids" (Can I call them that?) were in charge of the programme event and the other busy hosting the show.

At the end of the event, the couple say their thanks to everyone on stage and took photos with the tables which were filled with close friends and family.

We were BRIDESMAID SQUAD!

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All in all I was overwhelmed with many many kinds of emotions. Gratitude filled me through the night. It was an eye opening experience for me. Though I was dead beat at the end of the night, I knew it was all worthwhile. Being a bridesmaid is not all glamour. You really have to be close to the bride to be a bridesmaid. You need to be more than just "friends". You need love. If there is not love you will not go through all good lengths of time and effort. It is a commitment. Whatever you contribute to the wedding will mean the WORLD to the couple. 

I am just honoured to have meant something to the beautiful couple. And I know if I am going to marry in the future, they would do the same for me.

Congratulations Zin & Matthew! May you both last till eternity!

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FOTD: Warm Tones Tuesday! (WTT)

October 15, 2014 12:25 pm · Posted by adorebeauty06

I was in the mood to wear a little more make up yesterday. With my new pander me lipstick, I put on a peachy overall make up look! My skin is already tan from all the outdoor activities therefore this look gave me a pretty sunkissed glow. 

When I was at MAC raffles city last two days ago, the MUA was promoting MAC prep + prime highlighter on my under eye and was deeply upset when I decide not to get it after she demonstrated on me. I got a cheaper alternative right at the back of my mind but this will be shared on another blogpost. For now, the reason I told that story was because, as she was demonstrating to me the "kardasian under eye glow" look, she applied blush on me. I usually apply near my cheekbones and away from my nose. She however applied it lower than my usual spot and nearer to my nose. So when I head back and experiment, it actually looked way better! It gave me a youthful look and also makes my cheekbones even more prominent! Loook at that! 

Well here are the products used to achieve this look.

Face
Loreal True Match Liquid Foundation in N7
MAC MSF in Medium Plus
MAC studio concealer in NW25
Essence Concealer in no.4
MAC fleet fast Blush

Eyes
UDPP
MAC Rubenesque paintpot
MAC Woodwinked Eyeshadow
Maybelline Hypersharp Eyeliner
Maybelline Hello Kitty (LE) Mascara

Brows
Maybelline Brow Gel

Lips
NYX Lipliner pencil in Ever
MAC Pander Me Lipstick

Hope you like this post!

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Picked up: MAC The MATTE Lip Collection 2014

October 15, 2014 12:08 pm · Posted by adorebeauty06

That defined line that emphasizes your lips. The texture which does not budge nor smear. Colour which last all day. A lipstick that shouts " I am here. Take me seriously". That is what MATTE lipsticks gives you physically and emotionally. I would say a lipstick is more than just aesthetic. It is the underlying empowerment it gives you and you like it to linger on you through the day. 

When I saw the MATTE lip collection on Temptalia, I shrieked. I am a great fan of Mac's matte lipsticks range but if there are other colours offered, I will jump on the bandwagon immediately. The last I checked at MAC Robinson Raffles City last weekend, all the shades are still instocks. So it is best to give them a call to the outlet that you are heading to, and check if they have them in store.

Xafronica is my very good friend who works in MAC, Manila. She is my MAC enabler. Always in trend and always updating new collections. And thanks to her, I get to see all the swatches on her instagram. This might help you find the lipstick shade that you desire. Two of them caught my eyes instantly. 

I remembered years ago, I bought a lipstick called " Brave New Bronze". It was the most perfect nude lipstick I ever owned and I regretted till today that I did not buy more then. So when I saw pander me lipstick, I knew I had to get it. 

I went to the store, had them on my lips to see if it goes well on my overall skintone and immediately fell in love with them. But can you believe it? Years ago, I picked up a MAC lipstick for only $28. Now, its a whopping $30! That is freaking crazy! I would top up a little bit more for a Make Up For Ever lipstick anytime! *snap snap

The shade Heroine was in the collection as well. I had this way before the collection was released. Now, this shade is really unique. Its a statement lipstick. It is THE colour which many women would not wear out on a normal day. The texture for the lipsticks are ridiculously amazing. They are soft, creamy, pigmented and it last all day even if it fades, the colour will stain your lips which means, you can miss a few touch ups and still look okay!

Here are the swatches!
Overall, they are warm tone lipsticks. There are pros and cons to these type of lipstick.

Pros -- they suit our Asian skintones really well
Cons -- they make your teeth appear yellow

Here is the fun part! I have a LIPSTICK recommendation!

Pair NYX Lipliner pencil in Ever or MAC Spice lip pencil with pander me and you will create a great coral nude lipstick.

Check my next face of the day post here to see what I mean.

Thanks all for reading! Share with me if you picked up anything!

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