Review: Canmake Loose Cheek Blush Powder in #02 Rose Pink

Today I will be reviewing this loose cheek powder blush by Canmake that I wore in my FOTD post two days ago. It’s the only loose blush I own. I don’t own a lot of Japanese cosmetics but I always hear that they are high quality so I’m always curious about them!


The packaging is very adorable but it is also quite bulky so I wouldn’t recommend it for travelling with. It comes with a powder puff that is held by a plastic strap and you need to push down on it to open the product! I think this is a genius idea because it keeps everything held together to avoid any spilling accidents. =)


Rose Pink is a warm-toned medium peachy pink shade that swatches with a lot of fine glitter particles but applies matte on the skin! I’m not sure if it’s the blush brush I use to apply the product that gets rid of the glitter but there are definitely no visible sparkles when I look at my cheeks close-up! =)


The swatch picture above washes out the colour a little bit but I can reassure you that it is very pigmented! Only a little amount is needed to achieve full and even colour on the cheeks. However, the only issue I have is that it can be a bit of a hassle to get product out! I generally like to apply my blush really quickly using a pressed powder. =P

Overall, this blush is nice to own but it’s not a necessity. I don’t reach for it often just because it is a hassle that it is a loose powder but I don’t feel disappointed when I use it. If you were curious to try it out but had other products in mind, it wouldn’t be a big deal if you skipped on on this one!


♡ Great colour payoff

♡ A little goes a long way

♡ Applies evenly

♡ Long lasting

♡ Cute packaging

♡ Great amount of product (will last a long time)


♡ Difficult to get product out

♡ Bulky to travel with

♡ Limited colour range


My Typical Daily Food Plan ♡


Thank you all so much for the amazing support and comments on my previous health and fitness journey post. I was really overwhelmed by how much you all said it was inspiring and motivating, and that was exactly what I was aiming to do! Also, I’d like to thank Talking About Beauty for requesting to see this post! I thought it would be a great idea because it’s the perfect follow-up from my previous post. =) I believe in eating a well balanced and nutritious diet that incorporates all three macronutrients – carbohydrates, proteins and fats as well as . I don’t believe in deprivation of any of those and although eating junk food is definitely 100% fine in moderation, I don’t get cravings to eat them so I only will on special occasions such as birthdays (where there will be cake hehe, and I don’t want to be rude rejecting a slice)!

B r e a k f a s t

My breakfast is the absolute same every single day. To me, oatmeal is like dessert and I actually look forward to waking up just so I can eat it LOL. My oatmeal consists of:

♡ ½ cup of rolled oats
♡ ¾ cup of skim milk
♡ 1 tsp of chia seeds
♡ ½ tbsp of honey
♡ 1 sliced banana

It is really simple and quick to prepare in the mornings. I just add the milk into the oatmeal in a bowl and put it in the microwave for 2 minutes then add the rest of the ingredients. Of course, it can be cooked on a stovetop but I find that it adds time to the whole process and there would be more washing up to do! I really dislike my oatmeal in a porridge texture because I like a bit of crunch so I never buy quick oats or anything like that!

L u n c h

For lunch, I will usually have leftovers from the night before but if I don’t then I will grab something quick on campus or I really enjoy buying SumoSalads if I’m eating locally on-the-go.

♡ Meat and vegetables from dinner the night before
♡ Campus food (typically a sourdough quinoa grain long roll with ham, fennel, sundried tomatoes and some cheese)
♡ SumoSalad (I always get a medium mix of two different salads. My favourite combination is the free range pesto chicken and fresh avocado with the sweet roasted pumpkin and chickpea leafy salads)

S n a c k s

Snacking is where I mostly get my fats in for the day. I’m usually very hungry when I get home from university at around 4:00pm so I always want to eat something. Depending on how much energy I will need in the evening (if I’m running or going to the gym), I will eat more or less but my typical go-to snacks are:

♡ Unsalted peanuts
♡ Unsalted roasted almonds
♡ Pitted dates
♡ Fresh fruit (usually an apple, peach or a plum)
♡ Freshly pressed green juices (once a week my Mum likes to prepare green juices that contain kale, apples, carrots, pears and sometimes grapes for added sweetness)

➳ Tip: If you’re a big snacker like me, a good way to prevent overeating is to not eat straight out of the packet. Take a handful and put it into another bowl or plate and walk away! It means you’ll just be eating only what’s there and won’t be excessively eating.

D i n n e r

In my household, dinner varies every single day but it will typically consist of a main carbohydrate and then a selection of meats and vegetables. Once or twice a week, we go outside traditional Chinese meals and we will have steak with vegetables and pasta. A typical dinner for me consists of:

♡ Brown rice
♡ Meat (either chicken breast or red meats such as beef, lamb or even pork)
♡ Vegetables (varies everyday but my top favourites are spinach, sweet potato and broccoli)
♡ Freshly squeezed orange juice

P o s t – D i n n e r

Depending on how late I eat dinner (I usually eat at 7:00pm), I will have something else to eat at around 9:00pm. I know people say that you shouldn’t eat after a certain time but I haven’t had an issue with this at all and I think as long as you’re not having another whole entire meal then it is perfectly fine!

♡ Low fat vanilla yoghurt with a handful of frozen berries along with fresh strawberries and blueberries (sometimes a bit of mango too)
♡ Freshly brewed green tea (my favourite is organic Japanese matcha green tea powder)

➳ Tip: Greek yoghurt is probably one of the best choices for yoghurt but I don’t enjoy the taste of it so I opt for yoghurts that have the least amount of sugar in my supermarket aisle. Don’t fall into the ‘low fat’ trap – remember to always read the nutrition label to make sure the fat isn’t just completely replaced with sugars!

I hope you all enjoyed reading about what I typically eat everyday. I’m someone who doesn’t mind not having variety. If I like the taste of something, I can eat it all day everyday! =)

♡ FOTD: Soft & Natural Purple Look


Products used:

♡ Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream (Review)
♡ Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light
♡ Canmake Loose Cheek Blush Powder in #02 Rose Pink
♡ L’Oreal Paris BrowArtist Plumper in Dark Brunette (Review)
♡ Etude House Dear My Blooming Eyes in PP501 Swaying Heart Purple (Review)
♡ Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Eyeliner Trio for Brown Eyes
♡ Maybelline Volum’ Express The Falsies Washable
♡ L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Extraordinaire in Rose Finale

⟣ F a c e

I will be posting a full review on the blush powder in a few days so be on the lookout for it! =D

E y e s ⟢


I wanted to experiment with purples today so I decided to use my Etude House eye palette. I like to use this palette whenever I want to wear purples because it contains very natural looking purple tones that are not too bright and are very comfortable to wear. I used the light purple shade all over my lids then defined my crease a little using the lighter brown. I then used the dark purple under my lower lash line and upper lash line to create a soft wing. Lastly, I used the purple eyeliner from my Physicians Formula eyeliner trio for brown eyes in my waterline to enhance the purple tones in my eye makeup! =)

⟣ L i p s

I will also be doing a full review on the lip gloss as I’ve already promised! My first impression was that it felt really moisturising and had nice colour payoff! It wasn’t uncomfortable to wear in the slightest and it just made my lips look incredibly smooth and juicy. I absolutely love it and I know that I will reach for it very often!

I hope you enjoyed my makeup look today! It’s something I don’t wear often but if I do choose to wear colour, purple is definitely what I gravitate towards just because it isn’t extremely out there! What colours do you guys like to use when you experiment with colour? ♡

Nail Art Inspiration [Part 2] ❀


I received great responses from my previous nail art inspiration post so I decided to do another one! I hope you all will enjoy this one as much as the previous one. =) I will continue to do more of these in the future!

G l i t t e r  &  N u d e


S t a r r y  N i g h t


C o l o u r e d  F r e n c h  T i p s


G o l d  A c c e n t s


G r a d i e n t  G l i t t e r


G l i t t e r  H e a r t s


R o s e s


P a s t e l  F l o r a l


I hope you all enjoyed my second instalment of different nail art ideas! I really enjoy putting inspiration posts together because I like sharing the talent I find all over the internet. Let me know which one(s) were your favourite! ♡

♡ Haul: Priceline 40% Off Sale!


When I saw that Priceline was having a 40% off sale on ALL cosmetics for only two days, I knew I had to go and visit! I didn’t realise until the second day that it was going on and I was worried I wouldn’t have time to go after class but luckily I did in the end hehe. Not surprisingly, I picked up a few things but I seriously think I have a major problem. I picked up all new lip products except for one mascara! x_x I can’t seem to stop buying new lip products but I just really enjoy rotating them around everyday and trying out new products. I walked in there not entirely sure exactly what I wanted but I did note down all of your mascara suggestions from my mascara overview post! =) I need to take better note of all of your suggestions on my posts so I can keep track of them all hehehe. Anyway, here are the goodies I ended up getting!:

L ‘ O r e a l  P a r i s  C o l o u r  R i c h e  E x t r a o r d i n a i r e


This was the first thing I grabbed. I already own one shade from the line but it’s paler than what I usually gravitate towards so I wanted to try another colour that I would use more often! I ended up getting the shade Rose Finale, which is a very natural pink colour. It is so gorgeous! I love how these glosses do not feel sticky at all and also don’t dry out the lips in the slightest.

R i m m e l  A p o c a l i p s


I also own one shade from this line called Stellar, which is a very bright pinkish-red shade but Nova, the more medium pinky shade I picked up was one that I had been meaning to pick up for the longest time! I can already tell that it’s definitely a shade that I will get a lot of use out of. These lipsticks have amazing colour payoff but the scent is really strong! It has the classic lipstick scent that I’m not a fan of at all. =(

C o v e r G i r l  L i p  P e r f e c t i o n  J u m b o  G l o s s  B a l m


I am a huge fan of gloss and balm sticks. I think they are so convenient and easy to put on. I remember seeing this specific one by CoverGirl here and there on YouTube so I thought I would give it a try. I ended up picking up the shade in Watermelon Twist, which I think is a perfect shade for summer and spring. I was so excited to open all my new products up so when I was removing the plastic wrapping, I pulled the lid off too hard that it broke the bullet. =( Does anyone know how I can fix this? Please let me know if you do! I’m having trouble wearing it when it just comes off! =P

M a y b e l l i n e  C o l o r  S e n s a t i o n a l  C o l o r  W h i s p e r


I’ve always heard that the Maybelline Color Whispers are comparable to the Revlon Lip Butters so I wanted to pick one up to give it a try. I ended up getting the shade 65 Pink Possibilities. I really wish Priceline carried the entire range but they only have 4 shades here. =( I felt that the other shades would be too light for me so I decided to pick up this one because I would wear it more often. It’s a brighter cool-toned pink and is on the sheerer side (as expected!) but is definitely still very pretty! I don’t normally go for cool-toned shades but this is comfortable to wear because it’s not incredibly bright. =)

M a y b e l l i n e  B a b y  L i p s  E l e c t r o  P o p


These were only a little more than $2 after discount and I’ve enjoyed using them in the past so I wanted to try out a brighter shade and I picked up Pink Shock. It has great pigmentation for being a tinted lip balm but the only thing that bothers me about it is that it doesn’t retract down all the way! I get nervous to close the tube because I’m worried it will nick the product. =O

M a y b e l l i n e  G r e a t  L a s h


Thank you to those of you who recommended this mascara to me, I’m looking forward to trying it out! I had so many other suggestions but I realised that it would be better for me to pick those up when the $10 mascara sale comes up again because it’s a better deal! I decided on this one because it ended up only being around $7 after discount! =) That is a major steal in my opinion! I don’t think I’ve ever gotten a mascara that cheap here in Australia before. I’m really excited to try it out!

I hope you enjoyed my haul! I totally just realised that a lot of the lip product colours are really really similar LOL. But it was such a squishy experience when I went to buy these products, everyone was taking full advantage of the great sale that was going on! =P I’m really pleased with my purchases so far though and I can’t wait to continue using everything and test them out more. I will post up reviews once I have my full opinions and thoughts. ♡

Would You Rather? Beauty Edition ♡


1. Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks, and lip glosses or lose all of your palettes and eyeshadows?
Nooo, this makes me so sad LOL! =( Hm, I would choose the first option! I have too many palettes and eyeshadows so they’re worth a lot more LOL. I could easily repurchase the first lot and spend less money! If the question meant that I wouldn’t be able to ever repurchase anything then I would pick the second option because I could still do a whole face of makeup with the first! =)

2. Would you rather chop off all your hair or never be able to cut it again?
Never be able to cut it again! My hair is at a point where it’s growing quite slowly and I prefer the look of long hair on me anyway!

3. Would you rather have a coral cheek or a pink cheek?
A pink cheek! =) I feel that pink goes with absolutely everything.

4. If you had $1000 to spend, would you rather buy clothes or makeup?
I would choose makeup! =) I could get a lot more makeup than clothes so it’s a better bang for the buck!

5. Would you rather apply lipstick as eyeliner or eyeliner as lipstick?
Eyeliner as lipstick! Hehehe there are pink/orange/red eyeliners right? =P

6. Would you rather only shop at MAC or Sephora?
Sephora! I like variety in my makeup! I’ve also never tried any MAC products before.

7. Would you rather only use one eyeshadow or one lip colour for the rest of your life?
Definitely eyeshadow. I like experimenting with different lip colours!

8. Would you rather wear winter clothes in the summer or summer clothes in the winter?
I’d rather be cold than hot so definitely summer clothes in the winter!

9. Would you rather have dark nails or bright nails all year round?
Bright nails! =) I don’t wear dark nails that often even though I love the look of them!

10. Would you rather give up your favourite lip product or your favourite eye product?
Probably lip product I think, since I don’t really have one. I have too many favourites so if I got rid of one, I guess I would be happy to just use my other ones?

11. Would you rather only be able to wear your hair in a ponytail or a messy bun?
Messy bun! I feel like my whole face is too in the open when it’s in a ponytail LOL. I also think messy buns look cuter! =)

12. Would you never be able to paint your nails again or never use lipgloss?
Lipgloss, I don’t use it as often and I’m more of a lipstick/lip tint kind of girl!

13. Would you rather shave your eyebrows and have none at all or sharpie them in everyday?
Oh no! =( I would have to go with sharpie! I still often leave the home without my brows done because they’re decently dark and full so I guess I would just really lightly use the sharpie to fill in the sparse areas near the ends of my brows!

14. Would you rather live without makeup or nail polish?
I love nail polish but I love makeup more! =P

I really love doing tags hehe and a lot of you seem to enjoy reading and posting your own answers too! Feel free to do this tag and publish your own post! I would love to read what your beauty preferences are. ♡

My Dream Wedding Day ♡


I was approached by to participate in this challenge and I thought it was a fabulous idea! I’m certain that all young girls have pictured the day that they would get married and I, for one, occasionally do think about what my actual dream wedding day would be like! I know I hear all the time that planning the day is incredibly stressful but everyone says that it’s the most special day of our lives so I say it is most worth it!


A part of the challenge was to pick out which of the following venues your dream wedding would be located: an elegant estate, secret garden or rustic winery! I wanted my wedding to be at a traditional church when I was younger but as I’ve grown up now, I now think that a secret garden would be so romantic and beautiful. There’s just something so ethereal and serene about being surrounded by nature!



Going onto the wedding dress shop on the website is so overwhelming, but I mean that in a good way of course! Wedding dresses in general are just so breathtakingly beautiful and after browsing through the pages and seeing the hundreds of stunning styles, it became increasingly difficult to pinpoint what my perfect wedding dress would be. However, I was immediately drawn to the designs by Maggie Sottero! Her dresses all have a feminine and classic feel to them, very much like my personal style. I have always envisioned my wedding dress to have lace detailing and a long trail. I want to look and feel like a princess on the special day! =) I guess I won’t know what my perfect dress would be until I’m preparing for my actual wedding and I’m going around different stores trying to find the perfect one! But there are definitely two particular styles that catch my eye every time:

♡ Form fitting lace dress with a low back, long trail and a bow at the back
♡ Bigger, princess-like dress with lace detailing

 Lucinda Dress


 Lauralee Dress


I definitely think that for the particular venue, I would want something more softer material wise. I definitely also think that these dresses are more classic rather than trendy because I don’t ever want to look back one day at my wedding photos and regret my choice! =P



I remember being so obsessed with the planning of Chriselle Lim’s wedding and I completely fell in love with the shoes she wore on her special day. I absolutely adore the embellishments on the front T-straps and I feel that they are the most perfect shoes. They would be such a splurge but I know that I would be able to get good use out of them after the wedding too, especially for other more special and glam night occasions. =)


I would choose a veil similar to that shown in my first dress choice. However, if I was wearing the second dress, I would probably opt for something a little more toned down and go for a jewelled head piece such as the one I showed. I think it suits the venue perfectly!



Of course I can’t complete my post without including what sort of makeup and hair I would choose for the special day! For makeup, I would most definitely go for a more natural glam makeup look that is classic. I wouldn’t dare to play around with any trendy looks just because, as I said before, I don’t want to look back and wonder what I was thinking!


I’m not someone who really likes their hair all the way up so I would love to have my hair curled in a half-up half-down sort of style. I really adore softer and natural looking curls so I would want my hair to be curled like the picture above and pinned back (minus the hairpiece).

That completes my dream wedding day! I really enjoyed this challenge, it was so much fun to put together. I can’t wait to look back to this post when I’m actually planning on getting married and see how my tastes will (or won’t) change! If you’re looking for some bridal inspiration, definitely check out!

My Top Favourite Fitness YouTubers & Workouts


Before I started going to the gym or when I wanted to do some extra exercise, I was working out at home using YouTube videos. They are perfect because you can access them anytime and anywhere! I’m someone who doesn’t like working out by myself but when I watch videos, I feel as though I’m working out with someone else and it’s convenient because you just follow along with the exercises they’re doing!


① X H I T  D a i l y


This was the first fitness YouTube channel I got into when I first started out. Unfortunately, they no longer upload new videos (they have been re-uploading their old videos) but their previous videos are still available and they are great nonetheless. They have a wide range of workouts available! I especially adore the workouts by Kelsey Lee and Rebecca-Louise (pictured above). They’ve moved on to make other workout videos so if you like them as much as I do then you can YouTube their names for more updated videos!

My favourite workouts:

♡ Feel the Burn Cardio
♡ How to Get Toned Arms
7 Minute Abs
Olivia Wilde Sexy Abs Workout
♡ Miranda Kerr Butt Workout

② F i t n e s s  B l e n d e r


I really enjoy Fitness Blender for their more longer workouts, but of course they have a wide range of shorter workouts too if you don’t have a lot of time. A lot of them also include a warm-up and a cool-down so you can get right into it without doing anything extra. Not only do they upload workout routines, they also have some nutritional informative videos for a lot of frequently asked questions people want answers for when it comes to health that are well worth checking out!

My favourite workouts:

♡ Freeze & Squeeze Bodyweight Bootcamp
♡ When I Say Jump HIIT Cardio
♡ Insane Cardio Workout Challenge (Climbing the Mountain)
♡ Total Body HIIT & Cardio Kickboxing
Legs on Fire

③ B l o g i l a t e s


Blogilates is probably one of the most popular fitness YouTubers and when you give her workouts a try, you can definitely see why she is such a great personal trainer. She also has some quick, cheap and simple recipes on her channel that you can try out. Her workouts are very intense and they seriously burn. If you’re short on time but you want extremely effective workouts, Cassey is someone you seriously need to check out!

My favourite workouts:

Extreme Abs Workout
♡ ABC Abs
♡ The Bold & The Bootiful
♡ Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Butt Workout
♡ Intense Inner Thigh Challenge

If you are just getting into fitness or just really dislike going to a conventional gym, YouTube is a great source to look for different workouts that suit your own needs. What sort of workouts do you all do and where do you do them? I would love to know! =)

My Health & Fitness Journey (Text Heavy! =P)


Before I go into more specific posts on health and fitness, I wanted to share my journey along with all the past life experiences and steps I’ve taken to get to where I am today! This is a journey that I’ve never really talked about before but I thought it would be appropriate to share it with you all so you won’t make the same mistakes I did when I first got into the whole “dieting” fad. Bare in mind that I am in no way a health professional and this is just my own personal experience so if you have plans to become more healthy and fit, please take into consideration your own bodily needs! Please also don’t mind that this post will have no images and will be really text heavy so if this isn’t something you’re not interested in reading about, of course I’m completely fine with that and you can skip this post! =)

To start things off, I have to say that I was overweight for a majority of my life. I was definitely by no means morbidly obese but I was overweight to the point where I was ridiculed by other people at a young age, just because I was larger than an average child. Thankfully at the time I had really thick skin and I didn’t take anything negative anyone said to heart because they were just telling me things I already knew, and I didn’t want to give them the reaction or response they were looking for. I was happy with myself at the time and I had no concerns with body image so I went on with my daily life with no worries about life in general.

I didn’t have an interest in becoming “skinny” until about 8th grade. It didn’t last long at all but at the time I was skipping breakfast and didn’t eat meat at all. Please bare in mind that I had no knowledge at all about health and nutrition at the time, so for me I was under the impression that anything that wasn’t a fruit or a vegetable was bad for the body. I was doing no exercise at all, apart from PE in school and I definitely did lose some weight but it was completely unhealthy and I gained it back almost immediately after I started to eat normally again. I would never recommend anyone to do this regardless of your health and fitness goals. It’s always important to eat a balanced diet that incorporates all three macronutrients – carbohydrates, proteins and fats!

Fast forward three years, I decided to take health more seriously than I did before and started to exercise with a goal to become more fit overall. I started to count my calories using the MyFitnessPal app and I incorporated really basic bodyweight exercises into my routine before I went to bed at night. I was doing minimal sets of various crunches and squats. In the beginning, I was eating an avocado on a multigrain toast every morning but eventually I stopped enjoying the taste of it so I started to make my own berry smoothie using a handful of frozen mixed berries, skim milk, some low-fat vanilla yogurt and a few ice cubes to top it all off. I was eating at a calorie deficit of about 1,200 calories with an aim to reach 50kg (I was around 62kg at the time and I was 15 years old). I was dropping weight fast because I transitioned from eating all kinds of unhealthy food to completely eliminating anything that was fried or sugary. Anything that would be classified as junk or unhealthy, I did not eat at all. It definitely took a lot of willpower but I have to say that after two weeks, it was easy for me because I developed the habit. I no longer craved eating unhealthy food and I started enjoying eating more healthy. I think my friends started to get annoyed at me at this point because every time they tried to feed me something unhealthy, I would refuse to eat it. =P I did get really skinny to the point where my family and friends were commenting on it but because the weight dropped really fast, this meant that it gained back fast too. I was back to my original weight within no time at all, especially since I stopped exercising in my final year of high school so I could focus on solely studying.

I didn’t start being more informed and become more health conscious until 2013 where I got into weightlifting at the gym. I stopped weighing myself because this was the time when my fitness goal was just to become stronger. It was no longer about wanting to be “skinny” but to build muscle and recompose my body fat and muscle ratio. I was doing both dumbbell and barbell work, doing full body workouts. In 2014, I started the StrongLifts 5×5 program. It incorporates the three big lifts – the bench press, the barbell squat and the barbell deadlift as well as a few other compound lifts. It is a great beginners program that I would recommend for everyone. The website explains everything perfectly and clearly so if you are interested, please do check it out! I know a lot of other people recommend the program too. Even until now, I still incorporate the exercises into my gym regime and I am as strong as I ever have been – and continuing to get stronger! I visit the gym three times a week and alternate between two different workouts. I’ve also taken up running every Mondays doing 7km at a pace of roughly 5.30min/km. Until the start of 2015, I was also doing a combination further cardio (mainly HIIT) and pilates on my rest days for an hour in the evenings. I was following YouTube workouts such as FitnessBlender and Blogilates, which are both fantastic by the way and I will do a post on my favourite fitness YouTubers! But now I’ve decided to focus on building numbers in my lifts so I have decided to use my rest days as actual rest days.

I’m definitely really proud of my progress but I’m still dreaming big and I want to continually get stronger and stronger. Several years ago I never would have thought I would be able to finally be reasonably content with the way my body looks but now I am able to say that I am. Any sort of health or fitness journey requires commitment and consistency. There is just no way that your body will transform overnight. It takes time but the results are so worth it! =)

The lessons learned in my experience that I want to pass onto anyone who wants to achieve their own fitness goals:

♡ Start slow! If exercise is new to you, there is no need to go out and do anything excessive. Your body needs to adjust to the pressure and changes that occur with exercise so take it easy! Everyone starts somewhere and it’s all about the baby steps. Any sort of dramatic and fast weight loss is unhealthy and means that it will pack back on really easily.

♡ Don’t bother weighing yourself, measure yourself using a measuring tape instead. I spent the longest time believing that weight loss meant fat loss and I couldn’t have been more wrong. Weight can be composed of fat, muscle, water or anything else within your body. A good way to effectively note your progress is to take pictures of yourself and continue to at the end of each week. You can see your body change visually – it’s never about the numbers on the scale!

♡ EAT! Don’t deprive your body of food. You need food to survive and function properly and a good diet is necessary for you to actually exercise! A lot of diets involving eating ridiculously little are ineffective because they cause yo-yo diets where once you start eating properly again, the weight will add back on within days.

♡ For the girlies – don’t be afraid of weights! You will not get bulky and it requires a very high calorie surplus to do so. Strength training is one of the most effective ways to burn body fat but increase muscle mass at the same time. The more muscle you have on your body, the more calories you can naturally burn everyday too!

I hope you enjoyed my post! I know it was so long but I wanted to share absolutely everything about my journey. I will be uploading a post tomorrow on a few of my favourite fitness YouTubers so I hope you look forward to that! =) Please do share your health and fitness journeys with me too if you want to!

♡ FOTD: Dad’s Birthday!

My Dad celebrated his 60th birthday on the 15th of March and we had a family outing that day (you can see the haul I posted up yesterday here)! =) We went shopping then had a really nice Korean BBQ buffet so I wanted to wear some makeup that would be a little extra glam and last me all day!


Products used:

♡ Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream (Review)
♡ Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light
♡ NARS Sex Fantasy Blush (from the Virtual Domination Palette)
♡ Too Faced Candlelight Highlighting Powder
♡ L’Oreal Paris BrowArtist Plumper in Dark Brunette (Review)
♡ Maybelline Eye Studio Hyper Diamonds Eyeshadow in Hyper Bronze
♡ Maybelline Expert Eyewear Shadow Quad in Natural Smokes
♡ Maybelline Volum’ Express Mega Plush Mascara
♡ NYX Butter Gloss in Sugar Cookie

⟣ F a c e

I’m planning on doing an overview of the NARS Virtual Domination Palette! =) It’s the first and only NARS makeup item I own. I wanted to use a more subtle blush because my eyes were on the heavier side so I applied Sex Fantasy, which is a pale cool-toned pink shade.

E y e s ⟢

FOTD7EyeshadowI did a more warm-toned coppery eye look, which I don’t do often but I think copper is such a beautiful colour on the eyes. I think it especially makes blue eyes pop! I forgot to take a close-up photo of my eye makeup so I took a picture of the palette I used so you can see the colours more clearly!

I used the left copper shade in the crease then applied the top medium brown shade on the outer and inner corners. I also used the same shade along the outer and inner lower lash line. Lastly from this palette, I applied the middle cream-toned shade onto the eyelids to brighten up the eyes and on the middle of my lower lash line as well. I wanted more definition on my lash line so I used the liner shade from the Expert Eyewear Quad in Natural Smokes across the upper lash line. I finished the eye look with my Mega Plush mascara to lengthen my lashes. (Wow, just realised I was using all Maybelline for my whole eye makeup LOL)

⟣ L i p s

I’m wearing my favourite NYX Butter Gloss in “Sugar Cookie” (thus far!). It’s a lovely brighter pink shade with purple undertones. Unfortunately it’s not showing up true to colour in the photo because of the lighting but I love it for when I’m wearing minimal makeup! It adds overall brightness to the face but it also looks great with a more glam eye makeup look too!

I hope you enjoyed my makeup look from my Dad’s birthday! It’s more of a glam look compared to my other FOTDs but I wanted to share it because it’s a nice change from my more natural/neutral looks. Have a lovely day! ♡ =)