Tuesday, September 23, 2014

short post ~

i'm busy like a horse
don't ask me why, i also spent money like water, but i try to think of my parents each time i wanted to indulge myself with something ho chiak yet so expensive, then i just shrink away and order something cheap instead
~
but then there's so many things to spend on, my daily breakfast, books, notes to photostat, join this and that event need entrance fee, food is not cheap (unless i walk back all the way to my hostel just for lunch then walk all the way back to campus to attend class again, which will be exhausting so i ate inside campus)
so now i'm downloading this budget money app in my phone so that i can keep track of how much i used (inspired by Hueyfern cuz she always jot down what she spent on on her handphone haha)

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i have awesome friends though!
didn't know before we even met, we already manage to clique into each other, and talked like old friends
so when we meet each other, there's no reason why we are still so distant away from each other
hehe

*picture taken at our first day out to queensbay mall to watch Maze Runner*

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well i think friends are really important when you go to university
they are all you got and i really do want to find a true and loyal friendship here. 
you see they be around you all the time, and they'll be just like your family 
and we can care for each other all the time
friends are important!

i can say i hardly see my boyfriend at all, haha only some night when we go down for dinner together, or if i ever bump into him in any corridor i just say hi to him like mutual friends (okay lah nothing to worry about we already 2 years, *consoling myself*)
so ya i can say even my boyfie around at campus too, friends ARE still important
:D

Here's a last pic to end my post
i finally search through the mailing system in usm already
and get to know that poslaju is quite near 
(skynet quite far which is still a bummer if i have to go pick up my things)
T_T
so i'm starting my online business back again this 1st of october 
because i REALLY need pocket money
(this time not for the sake of occupying my time, my time slot is packed like sardine except night which i have to use it for studying)

cheers to another day of busyness tomorrow
btw, it's my birthday tomorrow
and my timetable is full
boyfie actually have to go Pulau Jerejak for project work
i can predict a lousy birthday tomorrow 
oh well~
T________________________T

xoxo
Ann

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Miss Hana Lip Balm Crayon from Natta Cosme

hi! it's been ages since i done my make up review on anything
and this time Natta Cosme sent me my all time favorite make up product: 
Miss Hana Lip Balm Crayon
*spray confetti* 
seriously, i can't go out without putting any colors on my lips because i do not want to look pale . Putting colors on my lips brighten up one's feature and making them look energetic and so on. 

now let me tell you why i prefer colored lip balm than lipstick and lip tint
 it's moisturizing (: lipstick tends to dehydrate your lips, i don't know why my lips always feel chapped after using too much lipstick over the weeks

here's a very nice illustrative work of an art by Natta Cosme team 
they are always so dedicated in making sure everything looks nice even if the product is just two crayons.


i can't believe they actually gave me real crayons too! just brought me back to my childhood days where i used to draw everything out of crayons. haha
as you can see natta cosme had upgraded their box too, it used to be box colored, now it's black and it's even more hard cover now 


and they sent me a postcard asking me to draw my childhood memories in conjunction of creating peace to the world (: 
so i drew it and i'm going to post it back soon to natta cosme (:
okay, i have no talent in drawing but i'm sure i think i spread my message clear here ? haha


Let's move forward to the main star of the day: the lip balm crayons
i got two in different shades of colors
that is:
1. Sakura Season 01 (which is more towards purplish tone)
2. New York Uptown Pink Girl 02 (which is my favorite because it has a hint of peach color blend with pink)


product description:
Rose Hip oil: smooth dry fine lines
Aloe Vera Extract: soft supple lips
vitamin E: moisturize lips

What can Miss Hana lip balm crayon do? 
Keep your lips well moisturised and protected from harsh and dry environments, especially for you ladies that spend hours under office air-conditioning, which tends to leave your lips and skin dry, resulting in chapped lips. With several colours to choose from, you can easily achieve a natural lip colour, and repair your dry or damaged lips as well!

[ Increase Your Charm ]
- Use at any time, release and moisturise lip all day.
- Apply lip balm crayon before bedtime, your lip still keep tender when you wake up.(though i find it funny to sleep with my lips looking colored ) haha
- Bicycle riders wear face mask, can protect yourself from dry lips that caused by sands.
- Reduce licking lips.
- Do not rip off the lips dry skin.
 
Suit : chapped lips and dry lips
 

 
[ Note ]
- To maintain the quality of the product, to avoid placing at extremely high temperatures, extremely low temperatures and direct sunlight.
- Please keep out of reach of children.
- Do not use if wounds or abnormalities. During use/ after use, skin appears flushed, abnormal swelling, itching or pain, stop using it immediately and consult a physician.
- Please do a skin test stimulation before use.
 
[ Packing ]
4g from Taiwan



let's see the shade of the lip balm on my hand
highly pigmented, it really stood out like a lipstick too haha
and it's also very shinning when apply, really boost the oomph effect

New York Uptown Pink  girl 02
i seldom have natural pout lips, my lips just sunk down like a moody turtle. 
When i apply the lip balm crayon, it makes my lips pout like Lana Del Rey (<-- abit="" beautiful="" but="" exaggerating="" font="" haha="" her="" i="" is="" know="" m="" nbsp="" pout="" so="" think="">
the moisturizing effect is really superb , i guess it really works better than any lip balm i've tried. 
plus i really like the shade, it matches with my blusher so i decided to used it during my photoshoot for that day :D


i can go out and take photos without lipstick (: 
it's so moisturizing that i do not need to worry if my lips would turn out dry in the photos. plus the glossy look really add a plus point to my MUA of that day (: 
shots by : KingP Alexa Sheryl 

Sakura Season 01


next i tried a different shade for a different feel
i don't really like purple shades on me because it's just look too lady gaga (i don't know why i refer it to her but maybe i watch too many mv of her wearing purple lipstick)
but i decided to try it anyway and i was astound that it actually not that bad after all. With proper outfit that matches it, this would be my favorite too (: 
plus i think the pout effect has gone up seeing that i used this lip balm for a week already. 
I can't stop snapping duck faces selfie hahaha
which is cool, because having pout lips is sexy, Real SEXY~

a comparison between two shades of colors
sorry for the bad quality : i'm away without bringing my camera and it would be another two weeks for me to go get them again back home T-T

Pro: it's highly moisturizing and it's like buying one product for two ! a lip balm + lipstick 
plus you can  sharpen it after the tip become blunt. The price is also affordable : RM35 and it has a long lasting effect which i do not have to worry to reapply it over and over again . 

Cons: it's easily smudge when sipping on your drink and eating (i actually ate my lip balm and my food taste weird)  

photo credits to: Natta Cosme

you can shop for other shades too! they have a darker redish tone too which i am eyeing on it as my next target :D

you can check all the pretty colors here : 

Good News for my readers (: 
you are entitled to get a free Miss Hana Lip balm sharpener worth rm15.90 with any purchase of Miss Hana Lip Balm crayon from @Natta Cosme (: 


Price used to be rm39.90 , now it's only rm35 :) 


xoxo
Ann

thoughts to ponder on

i know i NEED to hand in a review post by this week, i'm working on it, i didn't know uni life would be so hectic , like i had just sign up for "the biggest Loser" weight reduction program which never works because after all the walking i get hungrier faster. 

but this is not the point for this sudden night post
you see i signed up for Jazz Band which i thought it would be cool. I didn't know it would be some sort of "orchestra oriented" thing which i had develop a sudden loathe towards it because of practicing in a large group and you can't even hear what you are playing. 
nobody HEARS you. i thought it would be a band oriented where you can form your own band, learn new instruments, play your pop song, jamming together, have fun! i went through orchestra for almost 8 years already and none of it was pleasant because of late practices and playing accompanying notes instead of the melody . i don't like to play accompanying notes, i don't know why, it just doesn't sound like a song when u pick up the violin trying to practice it as firsthand
no, i do not like orchestra.it is not my thing even though i got 8 years of experience in it.

i was very excited when they have the audition booth opened for any freshmen to enter. a violinist was playing solo with all the famous pop song like Let it go, Frozen, i thought i wanted to be that. That is ME. but i didn't know that i would be signing up for orchestra activities too ): 
Everyone was so professional and the  lecturer is sooo stern and fierce.   they play till almost midnight and there's no bus and i have to walk all the way back to my hostel which took 35 minutes (my roommate actually timed it) 
okay bratty me couldn't even walk for 35 minutes for three times a week 
oh well, if u everyday got class and u have to walk here and there and at night u have to walk again, especially up the hill, you get what i mean
and it's dark...

and dangerous

you can picture zombie apocalypse coming

*troll laugh*

 i went during the morning session, decided to skip the rest to go on an important mission for my friend. then realize we had took up 7 hours for that mission and came back hostel already exhausted just to receive a message from my roommate about whether im coming or not because they are asking for me. T-T i just recovered from my sickness and i don't know i felt such a big heavy burden being placed upon me

Now i post a question to myself
"am i happy when i'm there?" 
"so far, no."
"do you think it's worth the effort?"
"to get my csd to ensure a hostel spot next year? Yes."
"But are you willing to commit?"
"No, when things become stressful, any commitment becomes a burden"

i talked to my friends, 
they ask me to drop , maybe when things become un-enjoyable, it's time to stop
when i think of dropping it and had made up my mind, i felt a weight lifted out from my shoulder
like , finally! i have free time~ i am able to balance my life, i am able to do the things i like (not to say i don't like music, I DO, just not my genre), i can go back to my hometown every week! i miss my family ): i miss my blogging life ): i miss my online shop
maybe, with this burden dropped, i be able to blog during the weekend, spend time with my family, do some online sales ? instead of being tied down 3 years with a big family but no freedom to do what i want ):

i think i make my decision clear then ): hope it's still in time
and i do hope i didn't offend any of my seniors there 

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Next i would like to thank a lot of helpful friends , without them i don't know where will i be or stand
even to those who only knew of me for 2-3 weeks. 
Danelle, Amanda, Juee , Wilfred , Choon, Miaohuan and her roommmate (without them i won't be able to get into BM class ) , Choon , adrie , susu, hueyfern,  Julia (even though we are not close during class), shekinah, boon n andrew


xoxo
Ann







Monday, September 8, 2014

busy post

Been in and out from uni these days
surviving with only 1-3 hours of sleep
and now i'm finally starting my first day of class
which turn out to be nothing but an express slide show and finishing minutes earlier than our given timetable

lousy

it's really hectic but at least there is bus now for us to vroom to anywhere we want instead of walking again
(trust me , orientation week is a PAIN in the ass)

will update soon, too busy to actually care about my blog and shop.


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Pre-University days


Good day everyone!
i'm back for another personal post, to be honest, i do not like to be labelled as a too commercialized blogger, because obviously this is not why i started blogging anyway , either wise you just open an advertisement platform then~
 hehe, 
so back to the topic above!
i'm so excited, i'm finally going off to University!
yes, it's no big deal to some but is a really big deal to us,  especially to those who opt to go local university
obviously, we worked our ass off to obtain a result that enable us to get into Malaysia's top research university
it's like our hard work had turn into fine sweats of success (even though we still do not know if we can successfully graduate and obtain a job)


Okay, so what i've been doing all this week , 
i've been going to and fro to shopping malls to get all my stuffs, like essential stuff for Uni, (i'll be writing what i get later on)
right now my luggage keep increasing from two bags to four bags plus a laptop bag and a bagpack
like i literally moved the whole house to my small little hostel

OH YESH, another news was that  i get to know which hostel i'm staying too! 
It's Desasiswa Restu which is co-ed (obviously not co-ed but the building is side-by-side)  together with Dan ! how lucky! because firstly i checked i got Saujana (which is an all girls' hostel) then when they finally finalized all, i get Restu! Same with boyfie!!

*happy face*



Went to Penang Hill with him for a short holiday 
people was like "you two are going to Penang to study dy, why still go Penang holiday somemore?"
hahaha i also want to laugh, but i need a break and we need to go Daiso badly to get some cheap stuffs for camping, so Penang here we go :D

weather was bad that day, but thankfully it was really cloudy at penang hill with no rain :D
so glad if not we two would be like toasted marshmallows 

by the way the picture taken was with my MONOPOD!
god i LOVE that stick! whoever invented it, i LOVE you
with it i can now take a better photo instead of having my fat face stucked at the screen because my hand is too short or what, 
haha and Dan's iphone5s front camera ROCKS


Our love lock chain 
both no creativity :D

What i wore
Now you can see that my legs are not actually praying mantis thin 
actually more like fat sausage coated with chocolate
but i really love Dan's CAMERA QUALITY! 
i actually ditched my Sony NEx camera in his car because his phone is just TOO good
and convenient 

Last hangout with my Form six mates :D


Last hangout with my Primary school mates :D

And here are some pictures taken over the week
i am vain, yes , i am

my ootd , hopefully not the last T_T
i LOVE taking OOTD more than selfie, 
because i just love clothes more than my face
lol
i wish to capture every nice clothes that i wore, but unfortunately i think it's hard to do that now that i'll be going to local uni

1. strict dressing code (well it's pretty lenient compared to other uni where they have to be dressed in collared t-shirts for lectures) we'll be in our t-shirts and long jeans , *sigh* 
I seriously hate to wear long pants
i do not know why
i rather wear long skirts than pants
(okay maybe long skirts are too geli or over the top, but midi skirts are really nice , just that if you are the minority who wears it, people will tend to stare at you like you just dropped out from somewhere)


2. people will stare, obviously they go uni to study hahaha, it will be pretty awkward when all of us are waiting for the bus, and then all of a sudden there's me asking my friend to snap a picture of me
(again, people will tend to stare at you like you just dropped out from somewhere)


Playing with Dan's front camera
weeee


okay :P i am vain again, i just found a nice spot to take my shoot here hahaha
apparently, it's my house gate



all the essential stuffs for uni
spot anything that you forget?
I think it's more than my clothes :3
i really do not have PROPER clothes for uni *cry*
and the one i ordered (about 7 tops from an online site, will not arrive till next week) oh well ):

anyway 
i still hasn't done packing
i do not even have a bag pack for lecture
and a proper formal shoes (which they prefer to call it wa-wa shoes)
tomorrow will be another shopping day then

good day everyone
next post will be another commercial post 
:D
but it'll be about lip crayons ~
my favorite make up must-have


xoxo
Ann



Friday, August 22, 2014

Deoproce Natural Perfect Solution Cleansing Form from Hishop


it's been ages! yes, AGES since i did some review post for Hishop
this week highlighted product will be Deoproce cleansing foam which i badly in need of it since i'm going to Uni soon and i wanted a nice full pack cleanser to bring with me. 

Deoproce Cleansing foam (with rice powder and rice bran) 
170g
Rm29.90 only(made in korea, so cheap some more )



sorry for the blur pictures
but here's a summary on what it is

this is a deep cleansing foam , pore care and moisturizing. 
it is highly recommended for tired and rough looking skin 
(sounds like me, everyday sleep late and everyday just paint my lips read so that i don't look like a zombie)

Total solution for rough skin as it smoothen your skin to an even texture while removing dirt and old dead skin cells and impurities.

 Feature:
 Rice flour and mixed cereal extracts dissolves dead skin cells without causing irritation, leaving your skin smooth, soft and hydrated. Rice water helps to even the skin tone while calming irritated skin caused by cleansing.
(no wonder it looks like scrub when i first used it :D)

 -Blend in well with make-up 
- Radiant and refreshed complexion 
-Smooth skin whenever you touch
 - Soft skin texture 

How to use: Dispense an appropriate amount, fully lather with lukewarm water, wash face with massaging motion, rinse off with lukewarm water. - 

it's time to start using it :D
first i'll try it on my hand first to feel the texture
it looks and feel pretty much like scrub , 
i love scrub! because after scrubbing you just feel like you have a brand new skin on your face 
it lathers alot too, but of course with generous amount that you manage to squeeze out lah. haha






















so let me brief you about my skin first before i continue on

i have a very unbalance skin tone , gosh my nose , eye area and the gap between both eyebrows are abit off color. :3 
secondly, i do have lots of pimple problem on the forehead. (although there is never a problem for both my cheek) weird huh haha
whats even weirder is that i never seem to put any make up on my forehead yet my pimples  keep sprouting like mushrooms 
while for both my cheek, i'll never fail to put some blusher to add some 'life' on my face , yet it never grow any pimple , 
well i want to see how well this cleanser can actually bring back the energetic skin i used to have 

and oh ya i am also using the cleanser to test how well it can clean off my make up too :D




ahhh naked face already T.T
can see the color tone around my eyes so much different T.T
anyway i really love the little tiny beats that are in the foam . 
Really feel like scrubbing away all the dirt around my face. 

left: tired and rough looking skin (at the top of my forehead there)
middle: in the process of cleansing away hehe, it smells like rice too , but nothing so filty, it actually smells nice
right: after rinsing :D 
i felt refreshed and my skin felt smoother , like it's a brand new skin, i try gliding my fingers over my rough forehead (which is a bad thing to do, NEVER use your fingers to touch your face) but i can't help it, okay
i felt that all the bumps are all flatten out 
moreover, it actually brought some life back to my skin, especially evening out my skin tone as day goes by

some people might think that if it's like scrub, your skin will be dehydrated or what. 
My skin doesn't feel dry at all and yet i  don't even need the need to put on moisturizer after that
(still it's a bad thing to skip that essential moisturizer lah ) haha

one week of using Deoproce Cleansing Foam :D

this would be following me to my uni soon as my daily essential cleansing foam 
highly recommended to budget buyers who wish to get a good cleansing foam that acted like a scrub  too:D

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Um or Usm ?


Weee, okay it is sooo like me to pop into my blog again to announce to the whole world (like a big stuck up fisherman proud of his catch)the result of which University i'm going, no don't get me wrong, i am just here to make me talk to myself (mentally , unless you think i'm crazy) or in other words, by writing it out, it will helped weigh the thing properly. 

It's not like oh, this university is good, i should go there, STUDY there, 
no , we, as a form six leaver, took the path where the government CHOOSES for you (if he doesn't do this, everybody would become doctors and lawyers)
but lucky me, i do not sought for professional courses, and opt for a road which i love to be in . 

Of course your STPM result plays an important role of getting what you want. 
Many had asked me to strive higher since getting 3.92 eligible me for something even more well deserving. nah, i wanted to MAKE SURE the government give me this course, giving up NTU in Singapore is harder , but i know what i want, Economics will kill me. 

what makes it harder now is that Both Uni offered the SAME course that i want
(although the course name differs, the subjects are more or less the same , or maybe differ a bit, who am i to say, im not a student there yet T_T)
let's weigh the pros and cons shall we?

 Universiti Malaya
with a history of 100 years, the first and foremost university in Malaysia with a high reputation in all Malaysian's eyes. 
Okay, imagine you and your mum walking down the street, and some random aunty come and ask 

"oh! where did your girl go study?"
"UM." 
"Waaaa *mouth open and eyes start to look at me like i suddenly exist into something special*)

ahahah this is reality lah, but i bet USM , people will still look at you like you are something special too, but UM is more like ~ well, prestigious or something~ 
okay never mind, name is not that important , your future is more important






Universiti Sains Malaysia
this university is still new compared to UM, but it is improving, and ever since they achieved APEX status , they tried everything to bring their name forward, making sure their APEX reputation does not discriminate or something. Been doing some research over google,(although it's source may not be trustable) , this university is out beating a few universities already, and seeing that they are seperated from UPU system, 
it somehow is VERY special indeed to be handpicked by that university itself, instead of computer generated system in UPU. 


course wise~
UM  is media studies, they would not like us to say they have public relations as one of their subjects, nah, nah, nah, the interviewer will backfired you (like it happen to one of my friends T_T) but this is under the school of arts and social science, they do not have a school on their own like USM, 
and the amount of students for this course is not as many as compared to usm. 

And USM has a higher reputation for mass com (this word quite pantang in USM communication school because they don't want to be regarded as mass com, just communication studies , so i'm trying to be general here, not specific) 

Judging by the interview i went, USM is more serious for this course, they dig you, they grill you, they make sure you know what you signed up for, while UM
the interviewer just take a glimpse of your result, and confirmed everything. 
period. 

USM course layout is very systematic too, i have read through their course module and was very pleased at their subjects , while UM does not highlight their courses properly and i was a bit confused what i'm going to study after enrolling in their school. 
and with so many helpful seniors from USM assist group , USM info group, it just boost my confidence that USM will be the right choice.  (uh oh, did i spill the beans too fast?)

other than that, USM has a school on its own, School of Communications with so many lecturers and by looking at their organization chart, all are expertise in this field
while UM, they have fewer lecturers as compared to USM, but not being a school on its own has doubted me. (um students, don't throw eggs at me ah) 

Location wise
location is not important when stating the factors, as long as the degree you are offered is recognized and is what you want, location should not be a problem. Because after all, all degrees are the same. We get the same job, we get the same pay, and we live the same life. 

still, UM sounds challenging for me yet exciting , because it's in KL, the city full of new things and new stuff for me to learn and do. Like you can't sit a monorail in penang right? you can't go to big big shopping malls in penang right? (Penang has big shopping malls too just that i can even count which shop lots to the nearest toilet outlet in every floor of gurney and queensbay) meaning i'm bored of Penang. 

still it's full of temptations too, guai guai go Penang and be a good girl , huh
no serious, i also do not like over complicated places where you know nowhere is safe. of course Penang also not safe lah, i mean i sit at home watch TV also not safe, anything can happen, but best to not bring more worries to your family. haha



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actually, a lot of people would go 
(see picture below)



but when you know your heart is with which uni, you just go ahead

Boyfie also get USM, and he is soooo lucky
USM is top 28th in the whole world for environmental science
this is REALLY good news to both of us
but still i don't know what is that course about haha

typical art student~ lol


so , ya, here i come! still waiting for my dad to give me the cue to press the "sah" button
and wow, rm1100 for a year ! that's like Rm92 per month
of course excluding hostel accommodation, meal, transportation, exam papers, extra charges blah blah. haha but still beats private so much, 

a bit sick now, time to stop ranting

xoxo
Ann

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Outfit from Chicnova

today post will be my favorite post of all because it's about outfit!
i am really a huge fan over clothes, i can splurge on anything when it comes to something i wear (i don't really do much on beauty if you ever follow my blog) i just love to dress up and play around with clothing item 

today, all my clothing item are all from Chicnova
they are an online store which provides the most awesome and trendiest clothing i've ever seen
and best still, they provide free shipping all throughout the world
that's pretty cool huh

BoyLondon crop top
High rise denim shorts
v-neck blazer 
are all from Chicnova 

my favorite would be the shorts, even though it's really big, but it is meant to be baggy to create a boyish look. 
and it comes with a belt which is pretty nice because you can adjust the height you want, 
if you want it to be high waisted, then you can cinch at the waist there, 
or you want it to be low waist, you can still adjust 
it's pretty flexible




a close up look of the blazer
the blazer is really good quality 
and judging by the price, 
it HAS to be good quality haha
32 USD 


one last post before i end here

anyway i've been rusting all over here , 
last time i use to be the poser, 
but now i'm just stiff like a log , maybe i loose a few interest in snapping pictures of myself because it just take so much hardwork to self shoot yourself and edit and making sure it comes out right
all i need is a photographer to do all the work
that's pretty selfish right? haha
but anyway
i am geared up towards my online shop now
and i'm sorry if i sidetrack my blog in the meantime, 
i'm sure i be blogging again after i go into UNI where my online shop will not take up so much time anymore. 

cheers (: 

do take a look at CHICNOVA actual product below!
you can get the clothes by clicking the link




do check out chicnova awesome website

XOXO
ANN