Thursday, 17 July 2014

"Occupational Hazard"

Every job comes with its own occupational hazard. Although some might be more of a 'hazard' than an actual hazard, e.g. having 'no life' if you work in an office because you're mostly stuck in a confined space like your cubicle or your car while commuting, having back problems due to long hours of sitting, etc.

If you work in the entertainment industry, the occupational hazard would be less privacy and more "haters". Haters here are in quotes because... well not everyone who give a negative comment is a hater, some are merely stating facts, and it's part of your job as a "celebrity" to accept that part. You can't have all the glamour and no downside.

I'm talking about this because there have been a rage of videos about many "celebrities" (because they are mostly self-proclaimed) who are criticized, and the people who are defending them give the "well, can you do better?" defence.

As long as you live, you'll need to learn to accept criticism. If you choose to become a celebrity, get ready to face an ocean of it. Ocean is the correct description, because like waves, criticism come and go, but some hit harder than others.

For those who choose to be a celebrity or artist, living under the public eye is part of your occupational hazard. If you don't like it, you could always opt out. You can't just have the glitz and glamour of being a celebrity, understand that there is always a dark side.

Another thing about "celebrities", I'm not saying it's right for people to stalk, I'm just saying it happens, and you can't file a police report for every "bully" on the internet. Grow up and accept that it's part of your life should you choose to be a queen of camwhore. If you want to avoid copy cats, post things that are unique to you, and people would need to go to great lengths to imitate it. Internet stalkers do no harm whatsoever to the person they stalk. If the stalking happens in the real world, take actions, don't go crying when a person virtually stalk you. You gave them easy access to your life in the first place, yes? Too many people tag every location to visit, and it's easy to see a pattern. If you need so much attention, why cry foul when people give you attention? Because "it's the wrong type of attention"? Well beggars can't be choosers, and you are a beggar of attention, so take what you have, or stop begging.

That's what J_Fish has to say! Au revoir!

Monday, 14 July 2014

Eyebrows, Eyeliner, Mascara

Mascara and eyeliner are probably the duo that I have to use everyday. Since I'm trying to grow my fringe out, eyebrow powder has been added to the routine. All these 3 are important to draw attention to the eyes. 

The eyeliner is to accentuate the shape of the eyes, changing the shape as I please, be it the puppy eye look or cat eyes, which will create different effects to the overall look. I usually use black for eyeliner because I prefer a harsh, strong look. 

Currently in love with the Waterproof Eyeliner Pen from IN2IT. The tip is like those on highlighters so it's really easy to control. It's around RM15 in Watson's. Try it! 

A step to step make up tutorial I posted on my instagram some time ago. 

You can see the obvious difference with and without mascara. 

The mascara actually seals the deal for my eye make up. It opens up my eyes more, and prevents the lower liner (if any) from smudging. 

One of my pet peeves is not applying mascara to lower lashes. A lot of people fail to understand how much mascara on lower lashes helps frame the eyes better and make them look wider. Granted some people barely have lower lashes, but for those who have normal lower lashes, try applying mascara to your lower lashes. If you're afraid that it might mess up under the eyes, put a name card below your eyes when applying, and try not to blink until it's dry. It usually doesn't take long to dry unless your mascara is quite new. 

(Tip: Wipe off some of the mascara from the wand with a tissue to avoid clumping and easier application, it might sound like a waste, but it helps get the job done better)

My current favourite mascara would be the Maybelline Lashionista and Rocket Volume Express. 
Love the Lashinista because it's great at creating separated but long lashes. It's not as dramatic as they claim it to be, but it does the trick. 

The Rocket Volume Express is easily removed with warm water and non-oil based removers. It doesn't smudge either. 

For eyebrows, I use the CLIO 2 in 1. The top is eyebrow powder and bottom is gel liner. Don't like the gel liner because it dried up on day 3 and is really hard to apply. 

The eyebrow power is not bad, but doesn't last long because my brows area is really oily and I keep unintentionally wiping it off, especially in the afternoon and I'm outside. 

It comes with a 2 way brush. The other side is for gel liner. Love the brush for the brow powder (in pic above) coz it's angled and flat. Great for shaping. 

The cover for brow powder has a tiny mirror attached. It's about RM 65 in Watsons. 

Eyebrow powder. Front part accidentally wiped off. XD With the IN2IT eyeliner and Rocket Volume Express mascara to finish the look. 

So that answers a few questions. Ask if you have questions. 

That's what J_Fish has to say~ Au Revoir~
p.s.  Check out the link on mascara from Zalora! (Sephora mascaras available*wink wink*)