Fall Photoshoot

Okay, tbh…this was supposed to be another OOTD shot over the weekend, but my camera(wo)man, my mum and I both got way too distracted by the pretty autumn leaves and well, it turned into more of a general fall photo session than a proper OOTD…but I thought I’d share anyway 😛

Do forgive the awkward smiles and the squinted eyes…it was close to sunset and the sun was both low on the horizon and shining right at us… ❤

AND PHOTOS…

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Outfit Details

White Military Styled Blazer: $8 USD – Thailand Market

Blue Mesh-Topped Dress: $12 USD – Singapore, Orchard Road

Black Tights: $10 USD – Korea

Brown Heeled Oxfords: $39.90 USD- American Eagle

And seen below (lens are Dolly Eye Natural 3 tone Green from Uniqso)

Earrings: $1 USD – Thailand Market

Necklace: ? – Gift from Aunt

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Sorry about the useless face photo, I really liked how I looked that day… :X #shamelesslyvain

Sigh, I love Fall, have I said that yet? Haha. I can totally wait for Winter though, I hate the rain…hate.

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Oh well, enjoy the rest of the season ❤

And stay loved, warm and blessed xoxo

PS. A little extra, I took this shot and loved it. So it’s on instagram and I’ll just paste it here too…why not? It’s MY blog after all >.>Image

Dolly Eye (aka EOS) Natural 3 Tone Lens (Green)

Let’s get it out of the way, completely unpaid/unsponsored/unbiased/uneverything review about Uniqso, I purchased these lenses on my own. Well technically, a friend got them for me after losing a bet. But, semantics.

Now, let’s start with the packaging.

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I must say, I love the little boxes they gave, they’re so cute and delicate looking. Also remember to ask for the animal lens cases when you order, I forgot to do that and ended up with normal cases. But that’s alright, upside is, I can see the lenses when they’re inside soaking. #alwayslookonthebrightside 🙂

And now on to the first pair of lens I bought, Dolly Eye Natural 3 Tone Lens in Green. I have so many things to say about these, but well, I’ll let the pictures do the talking.

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Just look at them, the green is just so vivid and yet balanced out by the little light brown starburst design in the middle that really helps them blend into darker eyes. Speaking of blending into my eyes…here they are on.

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Official Rating?

Design: 5/5

I really am in love with them, most times, they look like a really green teal/turquoise colour. Which was precisely what I was looking for.

Enlargement: 3/5

Not really enlarging. But I was looking for a more natural look anyway, so perfect for those who don’t want too much enlargement. Btw, in the photos, I’m not wearing a scrap of eye makeup and they still look pretty. And generally speaking, they look perfectly natural and quite gorgeous without makeup.

Comfort: 4/5

They don’t feel that different from my normal Bausch and Lomb lens, a tad drier but that’s to be expected. It’s a little strange though (and you can see what I mean in the flash photo), they don’t quite fit right and the hole that’s supposed to lie directly on top of my pupil isn’t quite aligned. But this could just easily be a “my eyes are weird” thing.

All in all, I’m really really pleased with these and Uniqso’s service. Great customer service, super efficient, and the lens are so pretty. Three more lens posts coming up 😛

Man, I’m having so much fun with the colours.

Anyway, just a couple more pics for fun

Puffy 3 tones - Green, outside in natural light, no filters, no makeup

Dolly Eye Natural 3 tones – Green, outside in natural light, no filters, no makeup

Puffy 3 Tones - Green, Indoors, Diffused flourescent light and super-filtered

Dolly Eye Natural 3 Tones – Green, indoors, diffused fluorescent light and super-filtered

XoXo, off to class I go, stay loved and warm and blessed ❤

Fallin’ for Lace

IT’S FALL…OFFICIALLY FALL.

The leaves are orange and red and yellow and it’s just gorgeous here in my little rainy city. And a tad late I guess but here’s my first Fall OOTD. Picked a burgundy/oxblood coloured lace dress because I love warm deep rich tones in the Fall and lace is just so romantic regardless of the season ❤

(Ignore the derp face and the not-so-happy hand placement, my point and clicker wasn’t cooperating and I was getting frustrated with it, I seriously have no patience (NONE) for the 30 photos I needed to take to get one shot. >.<)

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Burgundy Lace Dress: $15 USD – Cotton On

Black Tights: $10 USD – Korea

Brown Heeled Oxfords: $39.90 USD- American Eagle

Earrings: $2 USD – Bugis Street

And as I’ve said, I joined SUC 2013, so in commemoration of the event, here’s my 2nd round photo….the fully edited version, still with no filters used just a vignette for the darker halo effect. The earrings are visible here.

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Do stop by to vote. Clicky and ctrl+f hearthealer (Yes, that’s me….long story =P)

Thanks you guys…and stay warm, bundled and happy

XOXO

Did something silly…

SO. I did something silly and on the spur-of-the-moment. I joined an online ulzzang competition. Why you ask? I have no clue =(

I guess, in the past, I would follow the competitions, look at the contestants and there was a part of me that always wanted to join in and just have a blast. But stage fright always took over and I never got around to submitting the photos, so this year (before I get WAY too old) I decided to go ahead and do it. And I did. TBH, I’m really not expecting to make it past the first round, but it’s an experience in itself, to be brave and overcome all my issues/complexs with my appearance – from extended family, from exs and so on. And just go for it.

Anyway, if you’re so inclined. There’s the link to vote below. Click it and ctrl+f hearthealer , yes that’s my name on Soompi, comes from a Nicholas Spark’s novel where The Heart Healer was the title of a newspaper column. A friend gave me that nickname and it sorta stuck. Also much much easier to remember since it’s also my gaming handle.

http://www.soompi.com/soompi-ulzzang-2013-vote/?type=F&round_num=1

Thanks so much all 10 of you 😛 Your votes matter, whether in serious country wide elections or silly competitions like these, you matter.

XOXO, stay blessed ❤

National Handbag Day

So, apparently today, the 10th of October is National Handbag Day. I had no idea handbags had their own day. But as a handbag aficionado and proud card-carrying member of The Purse Forum (they don’t actually do the membership card thing, but if they did I’d carry it around with all my other cards: Starbucks Gold Card, my 3 CCs, my Ramen redemption cards, and my too-many-pieces-of-IDs) , I am EXCITED.

In lieu of today, I thought I should take the time to list some of the bags I’d love to own one day, and when I say own, I mean this list gives me things to save towards owning…I work for my stuff >[  *Cue “Independent Women – Destiny’s Child”*

Be prepared, they’re all designer stuff >.< (HEY! It’s a wishlist no? A girl can dream no?)

1) Céline Croc Stamped Phantom – Look of crocodile leather for less….A LOT LESS. Also, I love its sort of rock-and-roll/dark punkish appeal.

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2) Céline Tri-colour Trapeze – Not sure which combination but I love the idea of a “pop” colour on a trapeze ❤ -> Neither of these are available brand new anymore, unless you’re really really lucky. But hopefully when I have my pennies saved up, similar combinations will be released 🙂

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3) Chanel Jumbo Caviar (Black) – Widely considered one of the must-haves of any and every bag lover’s collection, this understated classic beauty is something I’ve dreamt about owning for a while now. TBH, I’d love to own this bag in a patent red too, and navy, and beige…but for now I’ll settle for it in black.

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4) Prada Saffiano Lux Tote – In baby pink or blue, once again I cannot decide. When mum and I went window shopping earlier this year in our sunny little island, she couldn’t decide which one she loved more either. For people who know me, this is probably a really surprising choice but well, the pastels work wonders with most outfits and the way Prada treated their leather makes colour-transfer unlikely. Practical and beautiful…and probably the cheapest on this list. ❤

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5) Hermès Kelly – Finally, this bag…it’s one of THE “It” bags among those who know…less famous than its bigger sister but just as beautiful. Oh, and the catch? I really want her in Pink. Shocking pink, Hermès Candyline Rose Tyrien pink (which is also the official name for this bag anyway Rose Tyrien Epsom). I like pop colours a lot, and wear way too much black. That’s my excuse for this particular bag lust anyway.

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And if, by some blessed twist of luck, I can buy all these and still stay out of bankruptcy…here’s a 6th.

6) Hermès Birkin – Now, this is the last bag because while I love and admire the aesthetics of the ones before, I’m not sure if my lust for this one is because I am in love with the history and craftsmanship or if it is simply the “need-to-own” since this is THE Holy Grail of all handbags. Anyway, if I am blessed enough to one day be able to afford this, I’d love it in Togo Orange. Trademark H.

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Anyway, that’s all to the list. Total cost? I don’t even wanna know. 😛 I should probaaaaaably do a Bag Collection post. But if I do, promise you won’t hate me and leave? 😦 Because really all the bag collection videos on youtube end up with spamloads of hateful comments….terrifying.

Anyway, Happy National Handbag Day, may your closets forever be full, may you always get your holy grails and enjoy all of them in good health and with love. ❤

XoXo

Ps. Took photos from off google image searches, if they’re yours and you want them off the blog. Please leave me a note. All rights to the owners, I’m only borrowing the photos and admiring them.

Yikes! aka. 2nd wholesale7.net Purchases.

YIKES! I haven’t blogged in a long long while eh. There’s just something about the combination of travels in the summer and school picking up again that really got in the way.

Anyway my dears, here’s a quick little blurb about the shipment I got in just before I took off for vacation in August from wholesale7.net…As before, I was fairly pleased with how quickly things arrived, took just about 1.5 weeks. Very pleasantly surprised. Anyhow, without further ado…

Up first, a blue-themed midi dress. On me, this ends right in the middle of my calves…it was perfect for summer, with sandals and shades. 🙂

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Quality:10/10 -> The bottom patterned part of the dress is definitely made of thinner, smoother material than the top half but even so, the dress quality is fantastic, no loose threads, no ironing required 🙂

Similarity to Online Photos: 10/10 -> Granted colors on a computer screen often differ from the item in real life, but this was spot-on. Perfect.

Price: 10/10 -> UNBEATABLE. Seriously, this dress is perfect. Can’t say that often enough. So ridiculously comfy too.

http://www.wholesale7.net/retro-printed-high-waist-sleeveless-maxi-dress_p78520.html

Ps. This dress is ready available all over the internet. If you have a favorite wholesale site, just hit it up.

And the 2nd (and last) item of this small haul, and the one item I was soooo excited about while ordering, I mean where else can a poor student shopaholic get a coat for under $10 USD?! (It’s now listed at $10.50…but even so..). And honestly, this coat lived up to expectations. I fell in love the moment  I put it on…yes, I know it doesn’t look like much but just wait till Vancity gets cold, I’ll use it so often in OOTDs…you’ll  all get sick of it. :X

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And button details,

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Quality: 8.5/10 -> It’s made of something that’s almost faux wool and so there are loose threads around, especially around the buttons. Also it seems like the coat may start to pill (get really fuzzy) with use. Obviously, I haven’t used it enough to observe any effect…will update.

Similarity to Online Photos: 8/10 -> Again, the colour, this dark deep shade of Royal Blue was close enough in spectrum to the online photos to excuse any difference as a computer issue. Unfortunately, I found the buttons were sewn too close to each other, it’s a quick fix no doubt, but will be time consuming for me (the ultimate non-seamstress).

Price: 10/10 -> UNBEATABLE. It’s a wool cape for under $10 USD, if you find anything cheaper, I’ll eat my hat (or the coat, whichever is fuzzier).

http://www.wholesale7.net/sz-navy-blue-double-breasted-batwing-shawl-long-coat_p8221.html

All in all, I’m incredibly pleased with both purchases, they fit great and they look really nice on too. Highly recommended.

Right now, wholesale7.net is having a special little promotion where everything listed is guaranteed in stock and at reduced prices with expedited handling (so no waiting 3-5 days for everything to be ready to be shipped). Perfect. Time to get my credit card out again. XoXo

Till next time, I remain yours faithfully.

A very satisfied shopaholic.

LINK -> http://www.wholesale7.net/stock-sale_c144

Wholesale7 Test Haul

So after hearing so much about wholesale sites, I decided to jump into the mix and settled on wholesale7.net, largely because they had this one dress I scoured the streets of Singapore trying to locate and couldn’t because cheap little ole me refused to pay >$20 USD for it 😛 Anyway, the test run went quite well and I’m generally pleased with the whole result…so here’s a brief review… oh right…for all the comparison photos, I took them in a well-lit room…all under natural sunlight etc. 😛 (Or as well-lit as my city will let me, considering how it rains/snows about 80% of the year…) Do note also, that all ratings were adjusted for price. Can’t expect Hermes quality for nightmarket prices now can I? #bestthingsinlifeain’tfree

Up first, here’s the sales pic

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And here’s what I received

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Quality: 8/10 -> tad thin, needs ironing, few loose threads…otherwise pretty ok 🙂

Similarity to Online Photos: 7/10 -> the color is way off, I was expecting a peachy-pink blouse, this is more purplish-pink

Price: 10/10 -> UNBEATABLE

http://www.wholesale7.net/romantic-korean-sequin-turn-collar-long-sleeve-pink-blouse_p68880.html

Next,

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I really didn’t like this piece, yes the slits in the shoulder were there and it IS asymmetrical, but it has a horrible hi-low ratio to it, too short in the front, too long in the back…doesn’t help that I’m 5’7″ either >[

Quality: 6/10 -> badly cut, decent material though

Similarity to Online Photos: 6/10 -> same color, the item was in the ballpark region of the photos, but the hi-low cut was badly done (it’s more front to back cut then diagonally across the front…and so on)

Price: 10/10 -> I may hate this dress but the price is still pretty awesome for a dress

http://www.wholesale7.net/new-arrival-korea-stylish-asymmetrical-hem-sleeveless-dress_p44663.html

Finally, the reason why I chose wholesale7.net to begin with…

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and what I got

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Quality: 9/10 -> perfect, some loose threads and all but nothing 1 min of work won’t fix

Similarity to Online Photos: 9/10 -> almost identical, just the bodice could be a little more faded, and measurements might be off but otherwise perfect

Price: 10/10 -> I BOUGHT IT FOR 50% OFF SG PRICES #sohappysobouncy #can’tbelieveit #toomanyhashtags

http://www.wholesale7.net/summer-new-denim-splice-tube-maxi-dress_p33820.html

-sorry, i’m just ecstatic about this piece-

Overall, I’m quite pleased with wholesale7 and already made another order :$ Shipping was pretty efficient, I made the order on the 19th of May and received it on the 28th, so a little over a week….and there was also bad weather factored in that delayed delivery by 2 days. I shipped the entire package to Singapore (instead of NA) for convenience since I was back for a while. Packaging was lightweight, each item had their own little clear plastic baggy, and the entire package was essentially a plastic envelope stuffed full of my order.

All in all, I think that while wholesale ordering is very much hit or miss, so far so lucky 🙂

Thanks for reading, stay blessed, fed and loved

XoXo

Ps. sorry this took a while to write, life got in the way 😦