February 19, 2015

Get Ready with Me - CNY 2015 edition!

I experimented on a simple, natural look last night for the reunion dinner and I loved it so much that I decided to recreate it today for the first day of Chinese New Year as well! 

So I start by prepping my face with the Innisfree Green Tea Mineral Mist. This mist is lovely and leaves my face ready for make up. The best part of this spray is the natural smell that it emits. Loving it! 

This is then followed by the Innisfree Long Wear Cushion BB Cream in True Beige. Apparently by Korean standards, my skin tone is incredibly tan, which is why I had no choice but to pick this shade. I've been loving this BB cream since I started using it and it helps conceal and serves as a base at the same time. It's incredibly convenient as well. Just dab on the cushion then dab onto your face and you're done. Easy peasy! 

I then line my eyes with the Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner in Pure Black. This one is one of the few make up products I've splurged on, and although I love it a lot, I may not be able to afford to keep buying it. :( This liner is incredibly fine with a felt tip. I love it for its precision and long-lasting properties. It's also incredibly easy to remove after a long day. 

Then use the Sephora Pencil Eyeliner in Gold to line the inner corner of my eyes and my waterline, making it look like I have bigger, brighter and more importantly, awake eyes. After a tiring morning, I just know I need this! This liner has lasted quite a while and the color payoff is pretty great. Loving it! 

Then I give my cheeks a lovely pink tint using the Benefit Lolli Tint. Just three streaks on each cheek, blend it with the fingers and voila! I got this for free during one of Benefit's giveaway. Again, would I pay for this? I'm not too sure as it's pretty pricey. 

Because I have sickeningly dry lips, I always have to use a balm base on my lips, and I'm using the L'occitane Lip Balm treatment which I got from a Christmas present and came as a set. I'm not too sure if you can get these individually, but I love it because it's a very nice base for whatever I put on top. :) 

Instead of using a lipstick which can be insanely dry, I use the Innisfree Fruit Lip Tint in Tangerine Orange. This gives a lovely dark orangey color, with a citrusy smell of oranges from Jeju Island. I've been using it for quite a bit and I'm loving it! The best thing about it is that the color lasts even after food and drinks! Because it's a tint and not a lipstick, the color doesn't transfer as much as a lipstick or cream color. I highly recommend this to anyone who's interested in fruity smelling products. 

My final look looks something like this! 

Gong Xi Fa Cai to all my readers! Love you all! <3 

Love you, 
DancerGal Sheryl! 

February 18, 2015

DancerGal's Pre-Reunion Dinner 2015

Prior to the 2015 reunion dinner which will be happening in my grand mother's house, I decided that since I had the time, I'll blog a bit about my pre-dinner care prep. 

As I was preparing to shower, I sorta thought that I would pamper myself. This included lighting a beautiful strawberry scented tealight candle as I got ready. :) 

Then I washed my hair with the Lush Fair Trade Honey shampoo. The smell of this thing is just so amazing. I love that after all that lathering and washing, I smell something like caramel and sweet! Only quip I have about this shampoo is that it's not available in Malaysia. Pfft. 

This was followed by the TRESemm√©  Color Revitalise Conditioner. It doesn't have much of a smell, but it does the job that it says it would. I don't have too much colored hair anyway, so there's nothing to lock in, but in terms of conditioning, it does do the job and I kinda like it. 

I then washed my face using the Lush Angels on Bare Skin Facial Scrub. I absolutely adore this scrub! This is the second jar I've been using and I think that maybe I should give other scrubs a shot. Haha. I'm just loving the smell and the texture. The oatmeal and lavender really complement each other and this scrub really gives me a fresh wake up kinda look which I need at this point. Haha. Again, my ONLY quip is that I cannot get this in Malaysia. :( 

Cos I wanna feel like I just jumped out of a citrus farm, out of the 3 shower gels from Lush that I have, I chose to use the Lush Happy Hippy Shower Gel. This really kinda emphasizes the fact that I need to look fresh and awake for the dinner, even though I'm not really. Haha. This shower gel helps with the fact that I need to ration them as I can't get them in Malaysia, so all you need is something like a 50-cent coin sized amount and the amount of bubbles that it creates can reach EVERY bit of your body! Amazing stuff and I smell lovely now! <3 

I have yet to do my make up, and if I have the time, I will do a get ready with me (beauty) post, either tonight or tomorrow. I'll try my best to get it done. 

Thanks for reading this! I hope you have a GREAT reunion dinner and that you usher in the Lunar New Year with a wide smile on your face because that's the BEST accessory you can have. <3 

Love always,
DancerGal Sheryl! 

February 16, 2015

Our new beginning...

I am relieved and excited :)

So today, my parents and SammoBammo's parents met. We had the inaugural family meeting and it was pretty interesting. There were many many different topics of conversation. Of course the most important one, was about the marriage and the wedding. SB and I have already decided at the very beginning that we were gonna allow our parents (on both ends) to worry about the receptions and the cultural and traditional rituals. We will definitely come along for the ride, but today gave us a very clear picture of what our wedding will be like, which really excites me! :D

We have a long time of planning and moving forward but the most important thing on our minds are managing our ever expanding family, and since that's done, I am incredibly happy and excited.

This is a relatively short post because I need to go to bed now to get up for Bootcamp tomorrow!

Goodnight world! :D

DancerGal Sheryl!

February 1, 2015

Change in Life (Lives)...

For those of you who have yet to receive the news, I am now officially engaged :)

SammoBammo got down on one knee and proposed. Obviously I said yes, hence the sentence above. On 30th January when it first happened, I was in a state of shock and awe. To be honest, that feeling of shock still has yet to disappear. However, due to the nature of our relationship, we had to come down from cloud nine pretty quickly as we had to tackle some big personal issues.

We knew that upon the announcement, there were gonna be a bunch of people who were not gonna be happy for us. Not that it's a wrong thing, because they have a right to be unhappy with the decision that the both of us made. That being said, in this new phase of my life, I ask myself, do I really need these negative people in my life? The answer: OF COURSE NOT!

On the other hand, I am eternally grateful for those who are incredibly happy for me. We've been swarmed by congratulatory messages and those mean so much more to me. I have a great team behind me, helping to plan the wedding as well as give us advice on what to/not to do. That we really appreciate. We are honestly taking our time to plan, so PLEASE don't ask when is the big day, because both of us won't be able to answer you as we are not sure ourselves. Let me get to the real reason why I decided to blog about this...

Reality is beginning to sink in. That means, I am starting to accept the fact that I am getting married and is getting a new family. Emotions are enjoying this roller coaster ride. I would really APPRECIATE it if people (other than family and really close friends and people who I choose!) to not ask me questions about religion and culture. The relationship between SammoBammo and I have been going on for 4.5 years. This was the first thing we talked about, have been talking about throughout the relationship, and of course, now. I know those who care for me have opinions of your own, but I would really appreciate it if you gave me constructive advice now, rather than questioning my decision.

This emotional roller coaster is not exactly a bad thing. I know how some people say that I should just be happy and all, but I do believe that downs come along for a reason. It teaches me how to handle crap and friendships and relationships. I know who I want with me along with the ride. And for that, I will be keeping tabs on my planning with a wedding blog. I have yet to come up with it, but when I do, you will know. :) To those of you who really care and mean it, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. That's all I can say.

Thank you.

Stay happy and active!

Future Mrs. DancerGal :)