7/29/2015

My 28th Birthday

I think it's not too late to wish my fellow Muslims Selamat Hari Raya/Happy Eid.My Raya celebration was great!It's my first time celebrating it as Razin's wife :) My Ramadhan was great as well.I'll share pictures and do a little blogpost about my puasa and raya soon.

Meanwhile,I'll blog a little bit about my birthday celebration last month.

I turned 28 this year.Can you believe it?haha But I don't look like I'm 28 years old right?? :P

When the clock strucks 12 am on 25th of June 2015,my husband came into our bedroom(he was in his home office) and surprised me with a happy birthday song + a card,inviting me for my birthday dinner.
Such effort!
My husband said he had a hard time choosing the right template for the envelope.hahaha.Apparently,he tried like 12 different design for it.So cute!I would have just buy a card.But him being the creative person that he is and also the fact that he is a creative designer,he just had to make me one.

Free salad!
So after I got back from work,I got ready for our berbuka at Rakuzen.Razin said he had to call like 10 different Rakuzen before he could book a table for us.And he did this days earlier.Ramadhan month is a hard time to make dinner reservation.
Yummy!
The food was delicious as usual.They even gave us a big bowl of complimentary salad.I was too full for dessert.
Razin's set dish

Husband enjoying his sashimi
Afterwards,we went home and Razin gave me another card.The content is so sweet as he wrote quite a bit about how he felt about me(being his wife now & not his girlfriend anymore).My husband is a man of a few words.
Such a beautiful card

Don't get me wrong,we communicate very well with each other(part of what makes our relationship great) but he doesn't really say much about certain things like love.He's an action kind of person and not those guys who upload pics of their spouses on social media with long words.He's not even active on social media.haha.So when he wrote something long and expressing his love for me..it was the best gift for my birthday.



His homemade gift tags
But Razin,like every other year would not just give me dinner and a card for my birthday.He would give me a few presents throughout the day.But because this year I was at work,he gave everything after he came back from Terawih.I fell asleep after we came home(bad I know!) and he woke me up with..cupcakes!
Wondermilk cupcakes!
After I blew out the candles(no pics as I was in my pjs!haha),he gave me my birthday presents.It was impressive considering that it's hard to hide things from me..especially now that we live together.But he managed to do so!
Gifts from my husband and mother in law
I got gifts from my mother in law and my sister in law as well.My husband got me gifts from Sephora,Victoria Secret's and La Senza.I was laughing because I imagined him entering the shops alone and being clueless and had to ask the salesperson for recommendation.But he did a good job as I love and wear/use everything that he got me.:)

We've been married for 7 months now and honest to God that he is just an amazing husband,best friend and human being.Words can't even begin to describe how much I love that guy.Thank you so much sayang for always going out of your way to make my birthday a special one,every year since we've been together.:)


7/13/2015

Luxola:Read My Lipstick(special discount code!)

I love Luxola.I've purchased so many items from them that I'm now a LX Silver member.haha.They always have such great discounts and promotions going on.I love that once I've collected a number of points,I can convert it into cash and use it to minus the amount in my shopping cart.

Luxola was kind enough to reach out to me and give something special for my dear readers.Raya is coming up soon and us ladies of course want to look our best when we attend all those Raya open houses or visiting our relatives.

It's not just about buying that perfect baju Raya but you of course want to make sure that you have your Raya makeup look to go along with the outfit.I'm a firm believer in the power of a good tube of lipstick.

It doesn't have to be expensive but it will definitely give your face that little "oomph" when you have a little bit of colour.Even on days when I feel so lazy to put on any makeup on my face,I'll wear a bright lipstick and nothing else..it'll make me look a bit put together.:P

There's so many beautiful shades of lipstick out there that you can pair with different makeup looks.It will also give a different look on you.I love playing around with makeup but I definitely use a very light hand when applying it.

You want to look your best but you also don't want to look like you put tons of makeup on you face.I'm a firm believer that makeup is suppose to enhance your features and make you feel good.If you feel good,you'll look good.:)

If you want to know more about lipstick and the history of it,you can click the link HERE.It's a comprehensive article that was done by Luxola.

Swatches from top:Melting Kisses,Buff Pink and O.M.G.


Okay let's move on to the lipsticks and the makeup looks that I've created for you to try for Raya!


O.M.G lipstick from Sleek Makeup
From the swatches,you can tell that O.M.G is a bold and bright orange-red lipstick.This lipstick is quite tiny but it means that it can fit into your handbag better!Because the lipstick is bright,a simple eye makeup goes great with it.
Brightens up my face!

I paired the bright lipstick with a simple black eyeliner which I flicked at the end to create a cat eye.I also lined my bottom eyelid with a little bit of grey eyeliner.This is because if you line your bottom eyelid with black eyeliner,it will close it even more.If you have big eyes,it's okay.But mine is of course not that big.haha.I even use a shimmery pearl eyeliner to line the inside of my bottom lid.

Simple eye makeup is the key so that it can highlight your beautiful lips better.This makeup look is perfect for when you have to attend that raya open house at night.This lipstick is a sheen type of lipstick.It's smooth and also a bit shiny.

The orange-red colour of this lipstick makes it suitable for a lot of different skin tones.It's bright and beautiful,it will "light" up your face!




This Buff Pink lipstick from Luscious is a favorite of mine for everyday.But you can of course wear it for Raya as well and with this lipstick,you can go a little bit heavier on the eyes.I pair it with a smokey brown eye makeup look.Using a combination of brown eyeshadow,bronze eyeliner and brown eyeliner,you can create a beautiful soft smokey eye look that's perfect for daytime or nightime.
Brown smokey eye and Buff Pink lipstick

I love that the lipstick has a letter L on it..it's like it's meant for me.hahaha Also the lipstick is super moisturizing and is creamy.The colour is so soft and sweet.I love it!




I love coral lipstick!It feels very summery.I also love the brand Zoeva and love the packaging for this lipstick.The tube snaps shut because it's magnetized like the one from Marc Jacobs.I paired this pretty coral lipstick with teal eyeliner.The teal eyeliner looks great with the coral lipstick and gives a little bit of colour.
Teal eyes + coral lips
This lipstick has a matte finish so you need to properly moisturize your lips using a lipbalm before you apply it.Melting Kisses is such a beautiful colour and I can see myself wearing this a lot.


Don't fret if you're scared that the lipstick won't arrive in time for Raya...as we have the whole month of Syawal to visit our family and friends :) Luxola shipping is awesome as I've order items from them many times and they arrive within 3 days!

In conjunction with Raya,I have a special 15% discount code for my lovely readers so that you make your first purchase with Luxola.The code is valid til 31st of August 2015.However,it's not valid for discounted items.

The code is: BLX-LIYANALIPS


Happy shopping and Selamat Hari Raya!:)


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