Wow wow wow, my little blog is 5 years old today! Happy birthday Beauty Fool! I really can’t believe it, so much has happened in 5 years, and I would really like to thank each and every one of you reading! It really means a lot that you would take the time out of your day to read, comment or email me, thanks a lot. There are a lot of changes going on “behind the scenes” in my life so I suspect a big change in the blog is coming soon; but I will definitely always have this blog one way or another. I look forward to another 5 years! :D
A little over two weeks ago my mom and I had a nice Mother-Daughter lunch at the newly launched Bliss House. I teased about this new place on Instagram, and I think it’s safe to say that this is probably one of the most beautiful restaurants I’ve ever been to. You’re gonna love these pics!
Developed to be a “theme” restaurant; this “garden” restaurant is great for hanging out with friends, birthdays, ROMs, anniversaries, you name it. Before we look at the food, let’s take a tour of the place, shall we?
Fountains, carriages, flower walls and a bridge surround the place, making it great for photo ops and giving it an ethereal, garden vibe. Inside there is a private area that can be closed up for private parties, and it’s just as lovely as the main restaurant. There is also a stunning lounge area, complete with a white grand piano – something about the place is very Garden of Eden, don’t you think?
Here is where my mom and I ate, probably my favorite spot – it’s so bright and sunny. The GM, Josephine, of Bliss House was telling us that most of the feedback said that when they are in Bliss House, they feel relaxed and calm, and I totally agree. Even though it’s in the city area, this is completely “secluded” from the hussle and bussle of the city and noise – it is quiet, serene, bright, sunny and the flowers and the white decor just makes everything so… heavenly and peaceful.
Lately I’ve been really into jewelry. After creating a Pinterest account with my BFF and pinning all sorts of style inspiration; there’s one thing I’ve noticed that really “made” (or should I say complete) an outfit: jewellery. It sounds so simple, but me? I was never really into jewellery with the exception of bracelets and rings, but that was about it. Now I’m looking to trying out everything and looking for cool brands that suit my personal style.
Enter Aoud. Rustic, cool, trendy jewellery - I mean seriously, look at my top picks above. So beautiful, no? I was never into skulls in jewellery but theirs look like “happy” skulls which I really love. Also, the rich detail and the use of natural stones, brass and silver are just stunning – it gives a hint of colonial times, I reckon. This line of jewellery has been featured in Vogue Italy, GQ.com, DETAILS magazine (basically all the cool publications). Expect to see some of their beautiful pieces in some of my personal style posts! In the meantime, click on “Stores” on their website to see where you can buy it. That blue bracelet with the skull is just too cute, no? I think that’s the next one on my list! :)
Ladies; and the handful of gentlemen who read my blog, I am very excited to announce that I am one of Zardoze’s Style Ambassadors! I am a part of a great group of top Singaporean bloggers who need no introduction: Dawn Yang, Silver Ang and Vanessa EQ. I am super excited because Zardoze is an amazing brand that makes gorgeous gowns and party dresses… I mean, just look above! Can I just say I want that blue dress above pronto?!
For the next few months, the four of us will be sharing some exciting news, treats and opportunities from Zardoze (my favorite thing is happening next month, look out for that!). Meanwhile, I know how many of you have admired Zardoze’s fashion line – this homegrown brand creates the most gorgeous gowns and has already been worn by tons of celebs – so I have an exciting competition that I wanted to share on how you can be a part of this exciting brand.
A modelling competition, of course!
Zardoze is looking for 3 lovely women in Singapore to be their next models! These 3 ladies will be featured in a professional advertorial that will be featured in 3 of Singapore’s top publications: HerWorld, Female and Nuyou. You’ll not only get to look your best, get professional photos done (profile photos, anyone?!), you’ll also get to keep an outfit of your choice.
That’s not all though – the lovely people at Zardoze would also like to reward the Top 10 with exclusive tickets to the Zardoze Fashion Show and the after-party at the Audi Fashion Festival.
As I mentioned in this post some time ago, I am one of the ambassador’s for The Body Shop’s Cruelty-Free beauty campaign! As you may remember, March 11th was a great victory for our little furry friends – the EU officially banned the use of animal testing on cosmetics. And to celebrate this special campaign, singer Leona Lewis, The X Factor UK winner, vegetarian and animal lover, teamed up with The Body Shop to create her own cruelty free makeup collection. I have been using it the last few weeks and I have to say I am really impressed! Older readers might remember my post on high school makeup, my best friend and I used to use TBS makeup a lot so I know it’s great products.
My favourite of the bunch? Well I can’t really pick, but it’s definitely the Face Shimmer Palette, the gorgeous blush brush and the lipgloss. As Leona herself says, the collection is “playful, fashion-forward and perfect for Spring.” I agree! There is a real girliness to her products that I haven’t seen TBS do and it’s really cute. I really love the hot pink petal-shaped blush brush, which has just replaced my MAC blush brush. It might look small, but it’s really strong and the bristles are firmly in place, which allows for great control. In fact, I was thinking of buying another one to use as a Kabuki brush for loose powder, I really like it! Also, the collection includes a special White Musk Libertine fragrance, which I really love as well. If you’ve seen my photos on Instagram, I’ve talked a lot about these favourites of mine – the Face Shimmer gives such a pretty glow (I prefer the Oh Deer! Blush one for everyday wear, and I’ll keep the Oh Deer! Bronze for summer when I want something more bronzey). The fragrance is really unique; nothing I have smelled before. To me, it smells like caramel and musk, which you would think is a weird mix but it smells lovely… The musk is the first artificially musk, so absolutely no animals were harmed. For some reason, it reminds me of Leona, even though I have obviously not met her.
The collection also includes some gorgeous eyeshadow shades (my favorite is Bronze Bliss), a few lipgloss shades, with my favorite being Deerlicious Fuschia, which I think Leona is wearing in the photo above.
Have you tried anything from Leona’s collection yet? Let me know if you have and which ones were your favorites. Also, don’t forget to sign the Cruelty-Free pledge at all The Body Shop stores! The more signatures we have the more voices – and I think it’s time we target the rest of the world to ban animal testing! :)