Oops I did it again.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain - 050 “Precious”

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain – 050 “Precious”

I bought this Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain a few weeks ago after reading Paris B’s post about this lip crayon.

While standing in front of the counter & testing for the colours my mom told me, “it’s going to be dry on your lips. Are you sure you want to buy this?” Seeing the swatches on my hand and that the textures weren’t so matte, I dismissed the thought and said, “Nah. I think it’ll be fine.”

AND I was wrong. Mother’s always right kids, remember that.
(note: My lips are often chapped and so dry that even the skin around the edge of my lips are peeling. It has been this way for almost a year. The condition has improved though, thanks to Vaseline and Burt’s Bees.)

There isn’t much difference before or after application as it is a shade of nude.
Question: Why did I get another nude lipstick/balm stain when I already got 2 nude lipsticks in my drawer!

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Under indoor daylight, a coat of “Precious”.

One thing about this balmstain is that it doesn’t stain my mug or bottle when I’m drinking water off them. I still wear it everyday though despite that it makes my lips dry & that the color pigments are stuck in between the lines on my lips. Also, sometimes the colour fades to the edge of my lips & makes me look like I have a pink lip line wtf.

Should have gotten “Rendezvous” instead. Maybe next time. *slaps* NO!

x Jess

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Heavenly good food

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Bella & the Jets @ The Red Bean Bag, Publika.

Wednesday is always joyful as you know you have successfully gone through half of a dreaful week – far from Monday & a little bit more until Friday. And also, especially when you only have a 90 minutes class in the morning… Or maybe it’st just me. Double joyful Wednesday.

My girls & I decided to go The Red Beanbag at Publika for brunch (the correct usage of word I reckon, having Jamie Chin’s pet peeve regarding brunch in mind). I decided to have Bella & The Jets since I’m craving for mushrooms constantly – don’t judge, and  a refreshing red apple & dragon fruits Smooshie which is absolutely a-MAH-zing (trying to sound like Penny here).

While we were walking around Publika after our satisfying brunch, we stumbled upon an art exhibition, the 50 Shades of Malaysia project contributed by Artemis Art to celebrate Malaysia’s 50th Anniversary on 16th September 2013 with the theme of reflecting the younger generation’s thoughts & views on their home land (How do you feel about Malaysia?)

While browsing through all the beautiful arts presented by various artists, a particular painting caught my attention.

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「Index Fingers」by Celine Wong – Lihua

 

“Although a supposedly democratic country, there are loopholes in our voting system. This work relates to the recent GE13 general elections where the purportedly indelible ink used could be easily washed off, giving rise to fears of potential vote fraud…”

Isn’t it interesting? What do you think? & what is your thoughts on our home country?

x Jess

Summer book challenge #4: Sh*t My Dad Says

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Sh*t Justin Halpern’s Dad Says

This book has been on my to-read list for a long while. When I had the RM200 book vouchers on hands, guess what’s the 1st book I searched for on the Kinokuniya search machine?

… And the Kinokuniya machine directed me to the philosophy category and I managed to find this book out from few racks of Ancient Greek philosophy literature. You are on the same level with Socrates & Plato, Mr. Sam Halpern! (I wonder what will he say)

Anyway, I was expecting many funny moments & deep, witty, sarcastic but meaningful golden quotes from Mr. Halpern given that many Goodreads user have rated this book 5 stars, & I am not disappointed.

I have to say that this book is my favourite read from my summer book challenge list apart from Beautiful Ruins. Unfortunately I did not manage to finish Middlesex & Shadow of Night before the break ended. :(

“People are always trying to tell you how they feel. Some of them say it outright, and some of them, they tell you with their actions. And you have to listen. I don’t know what will happen with your lady friend. I think she’s a nice person, and I hope you get what you want. But do me a favor: Listen, and don’t ignore what you hear.”

“Don’t ever say stuff just because you think you should.That’s the definition of an asshole.”

“If you work hard and study hard. And you fuck up. That’s okay. If you fuck up and you fuck up, then you’re a fuckup.”

“There seem to be a lot of gay people there…Oh please, as if that’s what I meant by that. Trust me, none of them would ever want to fuck you anyway. They’re gay, not blind.”

“No, you can’t go getting mad at people because they’re shitty. Life will get mad at them, don’t worry.”

On Lego’s:
“Listen, I don’t want to stifle your creativity, but that thing you built there, it looks a pile of shit.”

On Telemarketer Phone Calls:
“Hello?…Fuck you.”

One day I was on a walk with him and my dog, Angus, who was sniffing around in a bush outside a neighbor’s house. My dad turned to me and said, “Look at the dog’s asshole.”
“What? Why?”
“You can tell by the dilation of his asshole that he’s going to shit soon. See. There it goes.”
It was at that moment, as my dog emptied his bowels in my neighbor’s yard and my dad stood there proudly watching his prediction come true, that I realized how wise, even prophetic, he really is.”

So thank you Mr. Sam Halpern, for all the philosophy you’ve taught Justin & indirectly, us.

x Jess

Happy Endings: More please!

Bumped that Happy Endings got cancelled. It is a show about 6 grown ups that act like children – Dave, Alex, Jane, Brad, Max & Penny, which have been friends since like, forever.

It was really funny & I like the friendship between 6 of them even though I’m constantly annoyed by Max. Brad & Jane are my favourite characters, thumbs up to Damon Wayans, Jr. & Eliza Coupe. Oh well, at least I can see Damon Wayans, Jr. again at New Girl. (On a side note, isn’t Damon Wayans, Sr.’s cameo appearance the best apart from RuPaul?)

Just Brad & Max having their moments.

Here’s my favourite quotes from Happy Endings.

Penny: Davey what’s the name of that movie about the horse that goes to the war?
Alex: Uhh War Biscuit, Duh.

Alex: I get the P shaped sandwiches for Penny and Pete, but what is with the lower case b’s?

Jane: Wait Big Dave is coming to town? God I love your dad!
Alex: Ugh, the man hates me for no reason.
Everyone: You left Dave at the altar!!!

Max: You know what I was thinking about? If Mary Tyler Moore married and then divorced Steven Tyler, then married and divorced Michael Moore, then got into a three-way lesbian marriage with Demi Moore and Mandy Moore, would she go by the name Mary Tyler Moore Tyler Moore Moore Moore? Hm.

Growing up is no fun at all

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Just Something △ Gather Street △ Miam Miam △ Häagen-Dazs △ Pik Nik △ Mei Tip Thai Food

Meeting friends is my favourite part of the holiday besides spending quality time with my parents. However it is often very hard to have a good meet up since everyone is so busy with their lives and also due to the weird semester break arrangement since we are all from different university. Thankfully we had a Raya holiday on the beginning of August so everyone is back including a friend who is studying in the State (summer break, hee).

Meet up sessions had always been great; we talked about our pasts & our future (which nearly made us jizz our pants – really not looking forward to the uncertainties). I’m happy and sad at the same time – I’m glad that we are still friends and still have each others in mind, but sad because in spite of feeling everything is still the same, deep down you can’t help but feel that everything has changed.

Soon we’ll be talking about internship (already talking about that though), convocation (pfft, some of our old high school friends are already graduated), jobs, wedding, babies, diapers and whatnot.

Sigh, I wish I can rewind the time to 2007 sometimes.

x Jess

You dream alot when you sleep alot.

So I was sitting beside Lady Gaga (wtf #1), and she was supposed to write me a song for my album (wtf #2). While we were sitting at a coffee shop or something discussing the lyrics, her backup male dancer was poking me like I was a piece of cooked meat (wtf #3).

I said to her, “Do you mind… You know, your dancer? He keeps poking me,”
And Lady Gaga looked like she just had the whole universe figured out, and sang, “Po po po poking you po po poking you.”

(Wtf #4).

Not knowing this was a dream, I said, “What the fuck is wrong with you people.”

She ignored me, and proceeded to explain a stage I was to perform with her (wtf #5). It was basically a swimming pool with an open bar in the middle of the pool & we were supposed to sing (& dance) around the bar. And I told her, “I can’t do it. It’s too fucking slippery!” (wtf #6) She ignored me anyway.

And then we were shifted into a back alley suddenly and someone shouted “IT’S DINNAH TIMEEEE!” and a pack of bulldogs in several sizes including the cartoon version bull dog you saw in Tom & Jerry ran across the alley toward the kitchen while I was standing in the middle of the road. And they stomped past me as if I was a camera in a movie shooting scene (wtf #7).

And then I woke up. Wondernig what the fuck just happened.

x Jess