Tuesday, 14 April 2009
Thank Yous, & Lunasol Primer
Thank you so much everyone! I appreciate all your comments from yesterday's post! I'm going to take some time to think about how to incorporate them all into my shopping. Some points are really easy to follow, eg. XXX said find things with waist cut. But others are bit harder, eg. I appreciate some of you told me the clothes are frumpy, but I'm not sure how to choose less frumpy clothes in future. Offhand, perhaps the key is that I really have "old" taste and I need to modify this taste. To do so, I'd have to figure out what is "young" haha. :D Am I right to surmise that "old" is stuff that are dark, long and ill-fitting? I did think my clothes fit quite well ... LOL. Ohoh :p Oh well. Oh dear, and I can't be sure I'll go out and buy less frumpy clothes! lol. What to do? And I can't throw out my whole wardrobe, some of these dresses are new, LOL ... so I got to figure out how to make them less frumpy. Like some of you said jazz it up with trendy shoes and accessories, I'll take these tips and go look for such! ^__^ Haha I hope I don't buy "wrong"/"old" accessories. LOL I love the suggestion to post my clothes for your comments. Maybe I could do this for clothes that I am uncertain about, whether to keep or throw? If you are not bored. ^_^ *Sigh* I miss not having a good girl friend here or even a sister to discuss makeup and clothes with. Or people who give constructive tips... my mum is hopeless, she doesn't care to tell me the why or wherefore ... she just says "nice" or "not nice" and "good for wedding" or "good for work"... and thinks I'm offended when I try to ask her "why?" or "in what way?". I thought I could learn by knowing why or comparing her reasons with my personal views, but she thinks I'm angry. LOL. One key thing is: I don't have a good figure, my stomach and thighs are quite thick. So I can't wear things that are too fitted, or I'd start to look lumpy. The lumps of fat show up. I used to be very trim and abit of an exercise freak, so these days, those lumps make me feel I need to wear clothes that are bit looser so that they don't show? I guess this is wrong? I also have a bad/sway back, so I tend to slouch ... Another very important point is that I keep my hair short. I have a short, layered bob, with no fringe/bangs (I like to keep the hair off my face). I don't feel I can do much with it, because I struggle with the problem of thinning hair, I do go for trichologist treatments but I cannot keep my hair long, it pulls on the hair shaft. The hair is too weak to take chemicals like dye and perms and straighteners. I also have natural waves in my hair, so sometimes, as an Asian people expect I should have a straight curtain of hair and often think I don't comb my hair. LOL. I feel this has the MOST to do with people thinking I am aunty. Fuz has hit the main point, I think, because hair is the most obvious thing on a woman. I can't think of what to do with my hair, except, I did think of getting a WIG! Should I? :D I also don't like bringing attention to myself ... maybe that's another thing ... I don't want to look flashy and loud ... and some "young" things like bold accessories ... are just too "bold" ... I'm not daring enough to wear them ... Anyway, yesterday, I bought some jeans ... I was thinking wearing them, instead of my frumpy lumpy jeans skirt will give me a "lift" keke. :D I was glad when Fuz replied on Twitter that jeans are the way to go to look younger. Here's a pic of my new jeans and a top that I usually wear to work. You can see how frumpy and lumpy my body is, actually, maybe the key is I should go exercise again ... ugh nooo, I actually hate exercising now ... Ok, let's get back to regular programming! Today, I'll tell you about how much I like Lunasol's primer ... Lunasol's primer is called Control Makeup Base and comes in 3 colours: 01 - Moisture: blue tone, not much pigment, a watery thin base 02 - Lighting: pinkish tone, with very fine illuminating glow/shimmer, light pigmented base 03 - Clear: yellow tone, MA told me it's used to counter redness in the skin, quite thick in my view I chose to buy the 02 primer. It leaves a glowy finish, and absorbs well into the skin. As you can see from my fingers after I applied the primer to my face, the primer lightens and brightens the skin. . The glowy finish, seems to deflect imperfections, leaving my skin looking smoother than usual ... but it doesn't have much coverage so I still have to use a light foundation. Overall, I love this primer. On the day I bought it, I went over to look at P&J's. This primer is more glowy compared to P&J but P&J's seems to have more coverage. I haven't used it on my face yet, but I intend to buy it and I'll let you know how it compares to Lunasol's. © Copyright. All rights reserved.