New Discoveries for 2016

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Happy new year!

The first week of 2016 has been so laid back and relaxing, which gave me some Me Time to explore whatever I feel like to. I’m gonna share some of my new discoveries for 2016. Probably you would like them too. You never know 😛

SNOW has been my new favourite app (Android version click here ). It’s basically a Korean version of snapchat. But with a whole lot more of selfie lenses to choose from. I realised snapchat has started to charge users for the use of certain selfie lenses, while SNOW is completely free and it does allow people to download the videos or pictures you created (so you can send it to friends on other platforms). See an example of the selfie lenses below:

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My new favourite Youtuber has to be Cara Wu!!! I started following her initially on Instagram randomly. Cara is based in Taiwan and that makeup skill she’s got is heavenly amazing! This girl is soooooo talented! I’m so thrilled she started her own Youtube channel!! Yey!!! I couldn’t believe she is a self taught makeup artist! Only if I could teach myself that well. ^^ I literally started to put makeup step by step just by following her tutorials. I never used to buy nude lipsticks until I saw how she used them. And since then I’ve been obsessed with nude and matte lipsticks.

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And the new fav food place is Urban Angle Edinburgh. My friends and I tried to get some brunch in Urban Angle a few weeks ago, but the place was packed and we had to wait for an hour to get a table. So we gave up and didn’t got in the first time. Then, it was the Christmas brunch date with my colleagues that finally got me some taste of Urban Angel. 😀 I have to say the French toast is to die for! I will have to go back and try some more food for definite.


Wish everyone a wonderful new year ahead! Wherever you are and whoever you are, don’t stop chase after your dreams. 🙂

Till next time!






Foodies’ christmas wishlist

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xmas for foodie

What do foodies want for Christmas? What to buy for your foodie friends? I’ve got some ideas here as a reference for you. But be aware, some of them maybe a waste of money as they won’t be used that often.

It won’t hurt to have a look at the cute foodies’ wish list 🙂 Enjoy! and wish you all a Merry Christmas!

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It’s Time For Chocolate!

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Greetings from Brussels!!

As a chocoholic, Brussels has been on my “MUST TRAVEL” list for a long time. So I abandoned Yi and decided to do a chocolate discovery trip alone last week (coz Yi has been busy with her work in Edinburgh XD)

Brussels is well known for its chocolate and waffles (and beer of course). During my two days trip, I came across lots of chocolate shops and even a museum of cocoa and chocolate where you can learn all the things about cocoa. Also, a handsome guy will show you how they make Belgian chocolate in their workshop, that’s definitely a bonus. Do not forget to have a taste in the end! Yum!

There are so many world famous chocolate makers in Brussels, like Godiva, Neuhaus, Pierre Marcolini, Galler, Leonidas…… Brussels is absolutely a chocolate paradise!

Personally, I do recommend  Leonidas, a local-loved brand. Their chocolates are not that costly and still have comparable heavenly taste! Their shops are so easy to find as they are everywhere in Brussels LOL.

Forget about your figure and weight-gain! NEVER say No to chocolates in Brussels! Coz chocolate can never get cheaper and better elsewhere!



作為一個巧克力狂魔 (誰不愛巧克力呢?!),當然不能錯過布魯塞爾!比利時巧克力世界聞名,當然還有華夫餅和啤酒,在街道上處處可見各大巧克力店,找個巧克力店比找wc還容易-_-#

我先去了巧克力博物館 (可見比利時人民對巧克力的熱愛!),在裡面可以了解很多可可豆和巧克力的歷史,還有小帥哥親自示範比利時巧克力是如何製成的,結束時別忘記品嚐喔!

比利時有名的巧克力牌子有很多,比如Godiva, Neuhaus, Pierre Marcolini, Galler, Leonidas等等,我個人比較推薦Leonidas,價格非常親民,口味也並不輸另幾個昂貴的品牌。Leonidas的店在布魯塞爾街頭隨處可見很好找喔!


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Step by Step Transition to a Zombie Bride

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This time of the year again! Crazy Halloween season is so much fun. We will show you a simple zombie bride look with the easiest steps that everyone can master. I’ve just used some basic makeup tools with one zombie bride costume from amazon and play with them!



Makeup & Photos by Yi

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