My love for makeup ignited when my cousin Weyna first introduced me to the amazing beauty guru in YouTube, Michelle Phan. And I've been dying to be able to purchase an ipsy bag from Michelle (formally known as Glam Bag) but sadly they don't ship it internationally :( I am happy however, that in search of a Malaysian beauty box, I came across Mivva.com :)
If you're not familiar with what a beauty box is, it is a box containing various beauty, skincare and makeup products. Different types of beauty box provide different brands of products, so definitely check out what brand they carry first to see if they have any of your favorite brands or any type of brand you've been wanting to try out. A beauty box usually contains sample sizes but they do give out full size products as well. I guess it depends, again on the brand and the price of the box. They can be purchased online and the payment method also varies between different brand of beauty boxes. In the case of Mivva.com, you can pay online or bank in. Mivva.com box is only at RM 38 per box per month.
This would be my first beauty box purchase, how exciting!
|Opening the box :)|
If you're a fan of Korean beauty products then you must know the famous brand "Too Cool For School”. It is said that this brand is known for their skin care and beauty products plus their creatively cute packaging! The first branch to recently open in Malaysia is at Telawi, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.
Now, I just started trying out Korean beauty products, mainly Etude House, so someone like me was surprised to hear about “Too Cool For School”. This is because at first glance, the store looks more like an art gallery than a cosmetics store. And Too Cool For School reminded me of Rise Your Glass by Pink haha. Being a makeup junkie I am still excited to see a new brand readily available here, and to know that it is famous in Korea sparks more interest :)
Last Saturday (16th February), Too Cool For School had their official launching party. Here are some pictures of the event and sorry about the quality, only had my phone with me at the time >.<
Hi everyone :)
We've all been told and taught time after time that "prevention is better than cure". It's one of the simple things that we take for granted mostly because of our busy schedules. If we choose to have long lasting healthy young skin, we have to start paying attention on how to protect our skin. I know we won't be young forever but we can still look young longer! :)
One key factor of premature aging on the skin is due to the damage caused by UV rays, and we need to protect our skin with a very good sunscreen. My choice would be Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ PA+++.
Hi & welcome to my very first post! (aside from the welcome post haha)
Last semester, we had to individually create a commercial of a known product. I wasn't instantly inspired, in other words, I didn't have a clue how to go about it much less what product I wanted to choose. Luckily my lecturer was very patient ;P After a long thought, of course I would choose to do a commercial about a makeup product. This was the time when Gangnam Style song exploded and as weird as it sounds (not the song, but where my idea originated), that song gave my inspiration the kick boost it needed. And of course, it has to be a comical commercial if you are using Gangnam Style song ;D
Here's just a few shots getting reading for the video shoot:
|Smile Rachel ;)|
|My cutie sugar glider Eclair saying "Hi!" =D|
Welcome to Sweet Vanity & Shutter Speed :) My aim for creating this blog is to share my love for beauty, photography and film making. The decision making process of this took a pretty long time, plus the fact that I can be very OCD and particular about the little things held me back from publishing this blog sooner. But I am very satisfied on how it turns up and I will be making slow progressions until it is how I envisioned it ;)
Just so you know, I am not an expert in what I do, I know I am a long way from earning the title Professional but I am very happy to keep learning, exploring and expanding my field and what I love doing. Whatever I will mention here in this blog, they are only my honest opinion and I am open to hear other's views and opinion as well :) That's how we can share, and sharing is caring! Cliche, I know. But we all need a little cliche once in a while right? ;P
So, without further ado, thank you for viewing my blog and enjoy reading! <3