Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sharing Sunday #3 - Urban Decay Optical Blurring Brush vs Real Techniques Foundation Brush

Don't know what to talk about for #SharingSunday! Thought I'll just make a quick post on the foundation brushes I have and now I'm only sticking to one! Find out which one below!

1. Urban Decay Optical Blurring Brush


Dense but soft synthetic bristles, feels really comfortable on the skin. 





2. Real Techniques Foundation Brush (from Luxola.com which is now acquired by Sephora!)


Curve in at the middle part of the brush allows good grip of the brush during application.
The bristles are out of this world. I'll explain below.

So the background of the Urban Decay brush is that I wasn't happy at all with the Real Techniques foundation brush I bought from Luxola.
In fact, because of that, I actually thought Luxola could potentially be a scam website because after all RT brushes are highly raved and with the first use of the brush, I already wasn't excited about it anymore!

Not too sure whether it applies to everyone but I noticed some of the reviews on (the now obsolete) Luxola's website has poor review due to the same issue which I'll share below.
If you're thinking why I still bought it even reading those poor reviews, it is because I was stupid laaa ish.
I was in the impression that if so many people raved about it, a few bad reviews should be quite common, no? How wrong I was!

Upon my first foundation application using the RT brush, I was appalled to see visible streaks from the bristles on my face! Everyone knows you're not supposed to have those streaks on your face if you apply your foundation correctly.
It happened every single time I used it without fail and as much as I tried to smooth out those streaks, it just takes too much of an effort and the bristles are honestly a little rough for the skin.

As for the UB Optical Blurring brush..it felt like man made heaven I tell you.
If not mistaken, I had Babe bought it for me for Valentine's Day (men say you have to tell them exactly what you want, hinting doesn't work) and I have been loving it since!
The application was easy and the bristles are oh-so-soft!
I have been using it with the various liquid foundation I have and so far it's nothing but great!
The optical blurring term used on this brush is true! In fact, it's a Photoshop term and it means blurring the flaws (my own definition hahaha).

So there you have it. UB is more expensive than the RT one but so far, it's really worth it!

xoxo,
clconquers


Saturday, January 30, 2016

A Beautiful Saturday With My Girls

It's been too long of a super hectic week!

Boy am I glad it's finally the weekend. CKQ suggested to go to The Row, KL and Waze took me one whole big round using Sprint. =__=

Didn't quite know what to eat so we ended up at Limapulo, which serves Nyonya food at a pretty reasonable price. Food was not too bad for the price.

Tamarind chicken lunch meal @ RM9.90


Part of the rustic decoration in the restaurant.

After lunch, we went to Butter + Beans which is just down the row of restaurants for some quick coffee!






Kinda quite like the vibe there and The Row is just located next to Sheraton Imperial...and I had NO idea at all!
With the gf.

Shall end the post with an #OOTD photo of myself:

Shades: Prade
Top: Off shoulder from Kitschen
Skirt: Factorie
Bag: Michael Kors
Accessories: Flowers courtesy of OCY haha

xoxo,
clconquers

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Sharing Sunday #2 - Happy 12th Anniversary & Proposal Day

Wow, I have been so busy this past week I almost forgot about the existence of Sharing Sunday!

This week, I'll share on what I've been up to since yesterday! It is our 12th Anniversary today and we decided what better day than to splurge if not on an occasion that happens once a year!

I've always wanted to visit Majestic Hotel KL ever since I saw it's huge bathtub and 4 poster bed!
We got the Junior Suite which comes with an extended living area!

Credits to Majestic Hotel KL website.
Views of the Junior Suite room:



Presenting to you, the 4 poster bed I have been dreaming of!! The king bed was so plush I fell asleep almost immediately hahaha.

I can't help it..it's too pretty!

Next on my to do list was to soak in their bathtub!! It was really nice and huge! I'm glad I still had my Spa Sanctuary bath bubbles and it was oh-so-fun!

If I could suggest anything to the hotel, it would definitely be great if it could provide their hotel guests with bath bubbles instead of just the shower/bath gel.

Babe said I'm giving him ideas on our future next house!



Hahah!! Really have to make full use of the room, don't I!

We have the sunset view too!





In fact, we have both the sunrise and sunset view! Too bad there was a huge tower building that blocks the sunrise or else it would have been the most perfect room!

I realised I forgot to take another side of the room which has the study desk and the walkway to the room from the main door!
No matter, I'll just post a link here when I got the video up on YouTube!

Breakfast view.

The next day, Babe decided to go for a high tea since the hotel is famous for it.
I almost got taken aback because never in my life does Babe ever mention to have a high tea...like for real!

Our view at the high tea.

We've come a long way! :)


A closer look at the ring! It was very beautiful and all I ever wanted. :)

To be fair, I am not a jewellery/accessory person so I'm pretty much okay with anything (lucky dude :P) as long as it's not too puny hahahaha or too huge?!

I've seen before friends with huge diamond rings and I honestly got quite turned off because it was too huge to be worn?!

Anyway, the size is a little too big but we might get it resized after CNY!

Happy Anniversary dear! The proposal was exactly how I've always wanted it to be and thank you for always being there for me.

xoxo,
clconquers

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