Saturday, 21 February 2009

Beauty Style Meme: 25 Random Things

I took this meme that has been going around and reworked it to focus on beauty stuff. Rules: Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you in terms of beauty and fashion. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged.
  1. I realise belatedly that cool tones like pinks, greys & purples work better on me (and brighten/freshen me up, make me radiant). Neutral browns, plums and oranges - no good for me.
  2. I try to plan but mostly I buy on a whim and randomly based on what I happen to see and what I happen to like at that particular point in time. I can't think properly when it comes to shopping.
  3. Think I'm bordering on OCD because I feel like a disaster if I can't shower in the mornings, wash my hands before eating and if I can't wash up/freshen up after a meal or after going out. Taking a flight then not being able to take a complete shower from head to toe when I land and having to go about doing stuff all day really puts me on edge.
  4. Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise. Abit OCD about this too.
  5. Don't like the heat or the sun, but I get cold easily, though cold is easily dealt with by layering on clothes.
  6. So, I have alot of cardigans for the freezing aircons even though I live in the tropics.
  7. My dressing is conservative. Less is more.
  8. Same for makeup. I've been an old soul since my teens.
  9. My beauty aim is to look natural, polished and youthful, and like I've made the effort to take care of myself, no matter what my age.
  10. Sunscreen is very important, but I sometimes forget! Though, I never purposely sun tan.
  11. I think it's only part of social politeness to look presentable in public.
  12. Smelling nice is part of social etiquette too.
  13. I prefer wearing dresses and pants.
  14. Having good skin and good hair is more than half the battle won.
  15. My hair is thinning even though I'm not yet old ... due to illness and heriditary factors ... Recently things have improved abit with some things I've been doing. I'm fighting the battle and hanging in there and won't give up trying to look presentable!
  16. Matte and heavily pigmented eyeshadows or makeup don't work for me. They weigh my eyes down and accentuate my dark circles.
  17. I feel I look better with the sheer and slightly shimmery makeup from Asian brands.
  18. I haven't liked lipstick for a long time and prefer lipgloss, but recently I found some new improved lipsticks that are moist and smooth. I love them and they make me change my mind about lipsticks.
  19. Comfort and style take precedence over fashion when it comes to shoes and clothes.
  20. I don't mind paying for quality. Quality and the feel of a good quality product (from bags to skincare), is important to me, but I still tend to hoard when I find a good buy.
  21. Strangely, "natural" and "organic" stuff work better for my skin, ie keep it from being oversensitive and "protects" it.
  22. I'd really prefer and wish, if I could, to use chemical stuff that can deal with my skin issues though.
  23. So, as an alternative, I'm considering going to a doctor for treatments to smoothen the skin further, reduce pores and remove freckles (not yet a big problem since I'm big on sunscreens but I'd remove if I could). I aim to identify a good skin doctor to consult this year.
  24. My wardrobe is mostly blues, browns, black. I have only 3 items that are a concession to colour - 3 pink items for Chinese New Year hahaha.
  25. Must be careful with costume jewellery, as most cause itching and swelling for me, even supposedly nickel-free ones and steel posts etc. Platinum, pure silver, 18 carat white and yellow gold are the safest.

Tagging everyone who reads this! Haha, taking the easy way out instead of writing down all the names. :D Hope you do it! Leave a comment to let me know when you've done it? I'd love to know your random beauty-related stuff.

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fuzkittie said...

These random things are usually so difficult! Hehehe, yes we all love Asian makeup!!

Jamilla Camel said...

OK, I did it!

But I don't think I can tag 25 people, LOL!

miRaCLe said...
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miRaCLe said...

wow! thanks for sharing some tips! ^^
good luck for the doctor. :) i heard Laser can minimize pores and smoothened skin.. so tempting to do but need to earn my own $$ first :p

this look like hard to do. hahas. i'll try to do this taggie once i finish my exam!! *weeee* ^^

Anonymous said...

ur poupee girl is very fashionable!! mine is still very plain. :D

Cathy said...

I just wrote my list!! =]