Saturday, July 9, 2011

Estee Lauder Model Search 2011 - KLCC

I went for a day trip to KL last Friday. Left in the late morning and arrived there around lunch.

Got to Central, hopped onto the LRT to KLCC. Went walking around with buddies and stumbled upon Estee Lauder's Model Search pit stop.

Before moving on, I am sooo sorry because I did not take a single bloody picture, because I could not. Don't ask me why. Long story.

Anyway, visualising is good exercise for your brain.

Moving on...

I read about this EL search before in the Star. It looked interesting but I never had the time or money to consider going for it... until now.

The whole thing fascinated me. It was a big, bustling area right smack in the centre of KLCC concourse with 12 make up booths, around 6 hair stations, fitting rooms, beautiful prom-like dresses lining the racks and a mini photograph studio.

Around the border were white colored counters displaying EL products. The spotlight was on their new lipstick product. Pure color lipstick. I don't really know much about it because I'm not too hot on lipsticks. I'm more of a lipgloss girl.

Anyway, I decided to sign up for their makeover package. It included getting my make up done by professional make up artists, getting my hair done by Miko hair galere, outfit by Carven Couture and a photography session by NewLook Studio.

So signed up with the help of a few helpful assistants. Then one lady ushered me to the make up booth.

There I was greeted by Isaac, a young-looking make up artist. He looked to be in his mid-twenties. Later he told me that he's been in the business for 7 years already! Anyway, he moisturised my face, put eye cream and a bunch of other skin care stuff. I don't know.

Next was the foundation. Seriously, after putting on the foundation, my skin looked porcelain smooth! I guess the secret is finding the right shade.

Then Isaac started working his magic. After the make up was on, I looked... gorgeous. LOL. Not being vain or anything, but seriously, his skills were bloody amazing. I wish I had a picture to show y'all but I gave my portrait to my boyfriend already.

I then proceeded to the hair station. OK, I must admit that having hair that not long, sucks. My hair just falls below my shoulder blades. So I couldn't get the curls I wanted if I had long hair. So the guy just slight curled my ends, making my hair swing in.

Next I proceeded to change to a resplendent red prom-like dress. The assistant took like, 2 seconds to choose the dress for me. And it fitted like a glove! The fastest dress-choosing ever!

Then off for my first ever REAL photoshoot :) Surprisingly, I was feeling pretty excited and not at all nervous. The very, very helpful photographer made me feel at ease. It was all fun and swell. I wouldn't mind going for another photoshoot ;)

After that, I was ushered to the booth where I'd have to select the best 3 pictures to be submitted for the contest. And one picture to be printed out as a gift.

The person there, a pretty good looking guy was so friendly. It was fun choosing the pics. So, finally chose a picture out of a selection of 10 or so. Laminated it and I brought it home with care.

A special gift for boyfriend so he only remembers my best angles once in University =)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Cycles in life

The nation's economy cycle is filled with constant ups and downs. No matter how you look at it, there's always a good period followed by a bad one and back to a good one etc.

To start off with, you have the recession period where the future looks bleak and things just gets worse and worse until it falls to the depression zone. That's the lowest of the lowest and you can't get any worse than that.

Then, you have the recovery period. Things are improving slowly (or quickly, I dunno) and we all get optimistic. This leads to the boom. That's a really, really good period. The best period of the cycle. Where everything just seems so surreal.

Then things start degrading again and we start entering the recession phase. And the whole cycle repeats itself.

Reminds me a lot like life. I have these periods in life that just keeps getting better and better. Its so good that it's sometimes hard to believe. Everyday felt like a gift. Life seemed so perfect.

Then, without any rhyme or reason (well, maybe there was), things start falling out of place. And then life simply feels like a drag. The days ahead seemed so dull and lifeless. I'd lock myself away from the world because I wouldn't feel any need to participate in life. Life sucked during times like that.

And then "miracles" start to happen, and I start getting back on my feet again. And the whole vicious circle repeats itself.

It's frightening when, for example, life suddenly treats you so damn good. But you know that you're gonna go through a bad time sooner or later, whether you like it or not.

The more greater the ups experienced, the lower the downs. Just like a pendulum swing. That's just theory. I dunno whether it'll actually be like that in real life.

If it is correct, I'd rather just sway in the centre and swing slightly, rather than have massive, gargantuan mood swings.

It ain't worth the amount of emotions invested.

Now on the updates:

My body is aching like hell. Last Saturday, I went for about 3-4 hours of swimming and squash in Ipoh. I haven't worked out for quite some time and to suddenly exert myself this hard was... fun. Haha. But the aftermath is painful.

Seriously, jogging is bo-ring. Especially if you're doing it alone and your bra's too tight and you don't have a music player and your sports shorts is actually your house shorts. So, yeah. I need to go shopping.

Other than aching limbs, intellectually, I'm gaining lots of new knowledge through studying. Knowledge that finally interests me.

Socially, well, I haven't been going out with friends for a while. Due to my stinginess in spending my money. It's mostly being around family and going for family outstation trips.

Friends are expected to enter university in September, so maybe I should make the effort to go out more often with them. And the boyfriend, well, we haven't been seeing each other much either.

Do I wish that we could see each other more often? One week ago, yeah. But now, no, I don't really care.

Anyway, I'm thinking of going for a solo KL trip this Thursday or Friday. Maybe meet up with KL buddies or my aunt and go for some shopping. Also, I've wanted to try something for a really, really long time. So this could be the chance.

It's nearly 2pm. Time for my honorary nap. Peace out.