It has been a long year. 2012 hasn’t exactly been the brightest for me but I guess it happens once in a while – days ain’t always sunny huh?
Despite being demanding and despairing, this year went by so quickly. Although it’s less than 2 weeks to a brand new year, please wake me up when December ends – I secretly wish I could sleep through Christmas and New Year, and wake up to sunshine through my windows.
I become a movie addict when I am stuck – be it soul-searching or finding for inspiration. Or generally in a blah mood.
Graphics on Life Of Pi is brilliant. I was amazed. But if you ask if I am going to watch it again, I am sorry, no. I don’t dislike it, in fact I think the story line is fantastic – like Cast Away with a more adventurous plot. I just find it a little too draggy. The trailer probably consists of all the most exciting scenes.
Breaking Dawn Part 2 is amazing, like AMAZING.
I guess most of you would have watched it by now so don’t mind me “spilling the beans” – if you haven’t seen it and don’t wish to read what I am about to write in the next two lines, please scroll down, to the next picture.
LOVE the twist at the end. I haven’t read the books and I don’t think I will but it was fantastic – nothing I would have expected. And how lovely is Bella as a vampire? Doesn’t she look a lot happier? I enjoy her as a vampire so much compared to her being “human”.
So, I think I was born to be a vampire too, where is my Edward?
Completely missed Step Up Revolution at the cinemas so I picked up the DVD one weekend.
This episode of Step Up is phenomenon – not referring to the story line tho but the dance choreography and movements came to life – I mean, it would have been so cool to watch it in 3D.
Which mob do you like most?
Personally, I enjoyed both the museum and office mob the most. The finale mob is real cool too – the whole movie makes me want to go to a dance school.
My little niece is getting “big”. Oh my, she can have a proper conversation with me now – she will ask questions like “Can you come with me? I show you my toys.” And she tells me things, lots of things. It’s been an amazing journey watching over her since birth.
And it will only get better I guess.
I was showering her the other day and I wasn’t sure about the water temperature. Gosh, I made a mess. Little niece went “hot” and after I adjusted the temperature, she went “cold”. Now, I think she’s playing with me. Either that, or she hasn’t got “hot” and “cold” right.
CANDLES – I have been enjoying candles all over again. I guess it’s seasonal, I was really into candles once then I moved to essential oil and to incense sticks and now back to candles.
My favourites of late includes NARS Oran and Yankee Candle № 1.
Nothing beats a stomach full of desserts.
Speaking of candles, diptyque carries a wide array of home scents. So does MEMO and many other brands found at escentials.
Smell of a place is as important as how a place look – if not more important. It’s probably the smallest thing to be aware of and I think most of us don’t realise we are aware of it but we are – if it all makes sense. A classic example would be the signature scent of W Hotel.
I believe all W Hotels smells the same. It’s a sense (almost subconscious) of belonging – like home, like our own bed, like our own car. As our memories fade away, when we can hardly picture a place, a person or an object – close your eyes and take a sniff.
Some pictures from my Instagram.
Clarins will be launching their new era of whitening innovation: White Plus Total Luminescent next March. The new range features a new and more potent ingredient, Sandspurry Extract, to promote not only fairer, more even skin but also to grant Asian women their wish of achieving healthy-looking transparency and rosy luminescence, as if it were from within.
More details on the blog early next year.
Currently enjoying By Terry Baume de Rose – if you like rose scent, you will like this. The smell is simply divine.
Renovations for the Beauty Hall at TANGS Orchard are almost completed and I tell you, this place is like a “death trap” with brands like NARS, YSL, Laura Mercier, Tom Ford, Sulwhasoo and all the brands available at escentials.
But I truly appreciate all the effort and investments that have gone into this revamping project.
Currently trying the EVE LOM Cleanser and I am liking it. I was given a 30ml press sample and I have finished it even before reviewing. For those who would like a review on this, don’t worry, I went back for a full size a few days ago. Shall gather my thoughts and share them soon.
For more information about EVE LOM, check out this post.
Benefit hosts the most quirky and eccentric events with half-naked hunks serving cupcakes. And look at the Spy Gals – love their outfits.
Shall end this entry with the above quote. I believe the sun will shine – soon.
Thank you for reading.
Love your blog! I hope 2013 will be a better year for you!
Thank you so much Ragnhild =)
Hi Sleeping Beauty,
I am on the same page with you about movies. Since it is written by man for man, it can pack a bag full of lessons on humanity.
Hey, do you mind sharing details of the orange tone nail polish on the 3 x 3 collage, third row from the top and first column from the right?
Thank you so much =)
That’s a combination of YSL Rouge Pop Art x Illamasqua Untold x Chanel Mat Top Coat..
I am sorry, must be the filter that they look orangy =(
Happy weekend xx
I see. Thanks for the details anyway (*u*).
No worries at all Tiara =)
Merry Christmas in advance xx
Just want to say i really appreciate your efforts in taking great pics always and for sharing much here. May 2013 be a great year of sunshine for you and all around you always.
Thank you so much for your support and encouragements..
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your loved ones in advance =)
Happy weekend xx