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We’ve officially moved to The Hooting Post , so please bookmark this!

The Hooting Post will continue to share much love about anything that catches my eye (think: yum-meh food, pretty-me-up stuff and loads MORE!)

Hope you’ll enjoy the fun reads as much as I enjoy writing them (or rather, typing them…) for everyone!

See you at our new hootworthy cove! :D

Countdown: HoneyovertheMoon

It’s getting near! Yes, it’s our long awaited H-O-N-E-Y-M-O-O-N! *jumps for joy*

Seriously, we haven’t been spending much time planning this once-in-a-lifetime trip (and it’s not an excuse, i know…) but as the day draws closer, I’m starting to get flustered over the lackof research and knowledge of the States. Yup, off to the USA, that is!

And since we’ll be there for a few weeks, a sketchy outline of our plans look something like this:
1st – 5th day: Drive up to Las Vegas + touring The Strip and Downtown
6th – 12th day: Zooming up to LA/Napa Valley/Hollywood/Disneyland
13th – 20th day: Off to San Francisco/Premium Outlets/Sights & more!

OK, there you have it – a brief overview, as it is! Geez… i seriously need MORE info than this! Anyone able to share some tips and notes on what/where we could go/do/eat/stay at these regions?? *Puss in Boots’ eyes*

I must say, I chanced upon a very helpful blog sharing information on Las Vegas and the author of The Las Vegas Urbanite is such an awesomely, helpful fella!! Thanks much for shedding (insider’s) light with those not-to-be-missed stuff at Vegas! ;)

Anyhows, whilst I devour those borrowed books from the library (currently reading Lonely Planet’s Las Vegas City Guide and Frommer’s California 2009), my mind conjures up outfits to put together for the trip. I’m just a girl! Plus, since it’s my birthday month, I took the chance to stock up those travel essentials at Watsons, enjoying 5X more bonus points!

Watsons VIP Perks – have you gotten yours yet?

 Shopping Spree! What an excellent excuse to SHOP, seriously! Nothing crazy; definitely needed these travel essentials.. uh-huh…

This was on my list of must-have, simply becos it’d be a refreshing perk during the long flight plus hot/dry weather. At 50ml, its handbag-perfect size plus more affordable price compared to Evian and Avene, it’s my choice! Gave the other bottle to a gf who’s honeymooning there before us! What fun!

Multi-purpose for your everyday usage!

ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS protect from the Sun! After deliberating between Vichy and La Roche Posay, L’Oreal was the more affordable option at S$18.80 (U.P.$24). Yeah yeah, it’s the left/right pocket catch, anyway. I know, I know.

Body lotion is like my second skin – without it, i’d literally “crack”. Glad to see this travel sized Nivea Whitening Body Lotion with UV Filters (S$3ish) :) Shampoo for my mane comes in the form of travel sized Essential Nuance Airy(S$2). Sweet smellin’ stuff from head to toes!

Watsons had a 1-week special for Lifebuoy Antibacterial Body Wash, 2 @$4.90 for 400ml each. Quite a steal, I must say! Was about to restock our usual travel sized Dove shower cream ($3.70, 200ml), but it’d might not be able to last us both throughout the trip.

Special thanks to C, whom I got to know through work. These airline approved pocket sized toothy kits are great for that long haul. Definitely don’t wanna scare the immigration officers with dragon’s breath. Heh heh! These are available at Guardian and Watsons too.

So if you’ve been to the West Coast regions or have gone on a road trip via the coastal drive (Highway 1), it would be fantastic if you could share your opinions and feedback here! Thank you everyone in advance! Time to hit the books, before the Hub sees me typing furiously away……

Since Princess Tiana didn’t ring a bell, I sought Dr Wiki’s help to find out which fairytale she hailed from.
Did you know? Well, if like me, you didn’t, Princess Tiana is from The Princess and the Frog!

Guess we’re usually more attuned to seeing this group shot? :)

So back to the question:

Disney Princess on Vogue – YAY or Nay?

My personal fave cover: Snow White!! And the rest in order of appearance as above ;) What are your thoughts?

Chanced upon these lovely works at The Signature Bow. Lotsa fashion news for your daily dose – do hop over! And the talented guy who did up those covers – credits to Dante Tyler! Do check out his other amazing illustrations that are bound to leave you in awe *thumbs up*

Sally Hansen Nails Fun

 A few weeks ago, I chanced upon a Sally Hansen Nails Workshop ad in the local papers and excitedly told one of my gfs (she’s a nail fanatic!) about it. In no time, she replied over Whatsapp to say: “On!” With a fee of $38/pax (inclds. door gift worth $100), the session will cover tips on achieving and maintaining beautiful, healthy nails and of cos, introducing Sally Hansen (SH)’s line of products. There was no mention of it being a hands-on or demo session so we assumed the later will be done on “1 lucky lady” :P

After a couple of correspondences to register, SH’s rep shared “to come in loose clothing” and my gf and i were kept wondering if they were going to make us sit on the floor or something. LOL! Turns out, it was a hands-on workshop, and we DID sit on the floor for one of the tips sharing by trainer, Ms. BG Tan. Coincidentally, my gf says that Ms. BG Tan has been to her previous organization for corporate trainings on grooming! That’s a nice gesture from an employer isn’t it?

Alrighty, sharing what went on during the class between ourselves. Nails were wet most of the time so wasn’t really able to take photos of other participants. They were really responsive and even put their feet on their table (becos Ms. BG Tan said “no1 comes to SH’s class without having feet on table!”) and the middle-aged ladies were giggling away. How cute!

The nail kit used during the session. They were ours for keeps too.

Get rid of annoying dead skin buildup around nails aka cuticles. Pampering our nails with 8hour Moisturizing Hand Creme thereafter ;)

After cleaning up our nail beds, it’s time to treat them with nourishments!
Practising on a fake nail – square file, round file and painting my first French tip! Ms. BG Tan said “Good!” :D
Every 4 pax had a set of nail colours to choose, so we were spoilt for choices! What did i paint my nails with in the end? (Nope, that’s not me there :P)
TA-DA! Pronto Purple (#20) called out to me yet Blazing Blue (#23) seemed sparkly.. although I’m not usually a “blue” kinda person. What do you think of this combi? :)

Eventually, I didn’t dare to try French on myself. It would be too detrimental if I had to clean up and restart from treatment coats all over again :( Simply went with a safe option. Not very adventurous, am I?

I could tell all the ladies enjoyed themselves that morning – which was real nice :) With gals from early 20s to mature women in their 40s, Sally Hansen has fans in every age! The lovely organizers even arranged for some simple foodfare and hot coffee/tea for everyone. I’m sure we left telling ourselves to remember that our toes need TLC massages too! *squeeze cream, massage clockwise, then anti-clockwise, next toe*

 
Wearing: Dress from Bangkok, Chunky Ring from H&M Hong Kong, Wedding Ring from Love & Co.
 

Disclaimer: All reviews and articles are based on impartial personal experiences, without responsibility or obligations  to neither brand/company/services/any other parties involved.  For collaboration opportunities, kindly drop a note to: whitesays@gmail(dot)com for a discussion.

9th August 2011 marks our Nation’s 46th birthday! Whether you’ll be catching the National Day Parade ‘live’ or the amazing fireworks at the Marina Bay area, soak in the celebratory atmosphere and don that birthday outfit for our Motherland!

While we dress from head to toe in RED and WHITE, how many of you will be playing up your nails with our flag? Take a leaf out of this adventurous blogger and the forlorn supporter of Prince William!

Image: Shayries RadioFm Groupmails

Here’s wishing Singapore, our homeland:

Happy Fantabulous Birthday! May peace, love and happiness prevail this island, and may the leaders continue to strive and deliver the very best for its people <3 :)

Last week, I attended the Fake Sleeping Workshop by Majolica Majorca by invite. Held at Shiseido’s premises, it was a cosy hands-on with demonstration session by their Makeup Artist (oops, i can’t recall his name!). As it was held on a weekday evening, most ladies came after work and the nice people at MM ensured we won’t faint by preparing some sandwiches for the attendees (sweet!).

Focusing on their new limited edition products for Chapter 31 (MM launches their products by Chapters out of fantasy pages. The Japanese are ever so creative!) – Aurora Tear Liner (2 colours, S$25.90) and Majoromantica F (S$23.90), which is their pocket fragrance. Enjoy the video on the aspiring story behind these products!

 

The idea was to to achieve the Mori Girl look - sweet, innocent with teary-looking eyes – and dressed in layered clothing, usually in shades of forest, earthy tones.

Image: princesscorner-ruzu.blogspot.com

Image: princesscorner-ruzu.blogspot.com

How to achieve this look?

1) After your skincare, apply MM Skin Lingerie Pore Cover which functions as a base layer.
2) Gently spread Skin Remaker Powder Foundation in an outwards direction.
3) Choose your desired Eye Shadow Quad palette and gently apply with fingers or sponge as preferred. The trick is to BLEND!
4) With the Pencil Eyeliner, line close to the lash line and enhance the area as desired. With the Mori Girl look in mind, leave out lining the lower lash.
5) The Aurora Tear Liner (pink/blue) is then used to line the lower lash line. With its wet, glittery effect, it helps to draw attention to those pretty eyes!
6) Instantly open up eyes with Lash Expander Frame Plus and coat 2- 3 times for fuller lashes.
7) Sweep Puff de Cheek Blush across apple of cheeks for a healthy flush.
8) Finish off with Rouge Majex Lip Gloss for that sweet sheen!
 
The Sweet Majoromantica F:

With just one drop of this honey-sweet aphrodisiac from the forest, it will take you into the mysterious forest filled with blooming flowers and fruits. Its thick texture blends well into the skin, giving off a combination of sweet and fruity fragrance.

Sweet, lovely fragrance that conjures up images of nectar in flowers, possibly from the woods :)

Top notes: Juicy and Fruity (Juneberry, Strawberry, Raspberry, Pomegranate, Apple, Fig, Mangosteen, Bergamot, Lemon, Mandarin)
Middle notes: Herbal and Floral (Rose, Sweet Pea, Jasmine, Muguet, Gardenia, Chamomile, Clary Sage)
Base notes: Sweet and Romantic (Vanilla, Maple, Brown Sugar, Sandalwood, Amber, Musk, Oakmoss) 

So did I achieve the Mori Girl look successfully? You be the judge! :)

Sorry for the less-than-satisfactory photo quality – it was taken with iPhone 3Gs. The lovely glittery Aurora Tear Liner still stands out! Likes! <3

Majolica Majorca is exclusively available at Watsons. Be in the loop of their activities and contests by being a Fan!

Disclaimer: All reviews and articles are based on impartial personal experiences, without responsibility or obligations  to neither brand/company/services/any other parties involved.  For collaboration opportunities, kindly drop a note to: whitesays@gmail(dot)com for a discussion.

New products and newly imported brands are churning out fast and furious. With the onslaught of Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese brands and products, these gems have already made their name known (thanks to the Internet!) even before landing on our shores.

Our Western counterparts aren’t resting on their laurels either. With counter brands, mass brands and masstige brands making waves to fight for each consumer’s limited pocket size, when it comes to products, marketing holds no bars for companies who are willing to and can afford to splurge.

There’s been quite a few eye-targeted products launched recently that have caught my eyes as well (pun, intended). Our eyes are the windows to our soul and playing up the eyes can instantly improve one’s appearance from “sleepy/tired” to “alert/refreshed”!

Try this little experiment on yourself:
1) Cleansed face thoroughly removing all traces of makeup and skincare.
2) Apply eye cream on left eye and massage gently. Do nothing to the right eye.
3) Choose an eyeshadow or eyeliner, and carefully apply onto eye area. Continue to ignore the right eye.
4) Step back from the mirror and compare the differences – you’d be amazed!

With my infamous single eyelids and fair skin, I’m plagued with beyond-hope panda eyes and puffy excess baggage underneath. For that, I’ve always been a religious user of eye creams and cultivated the habit since my JC days. Anyhow, here’s a lowdown on what’s on my list for the top 5 coveted eye products I’d love to smear my eyes with: 

Part of Anna Sui's Beach Collection 2011, this star product allows effortlessly eye play with 7 different combinations. (S$39)

L'Oreal's latest innovation - combining a micro-vibrator (with 130 micro-vibrations per sec!) and eye cream - to rid dark eye circles, dark spots and eye bags. Replaces the double pump whitening eye cream. (S$34)

With its contoured ceramic-tip applicator, this new love claims to instantly cool and massages skin to re-engerize the thin skin around eye. De-puffs and lightens eye area with regular use. (S$90)

Saw these chubby babies as reviewed by Faces by Sarah (www.facesbysarah.com) and couldn't get them off my mind since! Totally diggin the blue hue! There's black (super black, i like too!), white and silver too for these Sephora Jumbo Liner 12hr Wear. At a steal, S$17 each!

Exclusively chosen to launch in Changi Airport Singapore (and not even Japan!?), the SK-II Skin Signature Eye Cream is probably getting raves from Singaporeans and tourists alike already! Has anyone been lucky to get hold of this yet?

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