BeautySnippets.com is now LIVE

Hi guys,

Beauty Snippets is now being hosted on its own domain *YAY* so please update your bookmarks, readers, feeds to the new domain 🙂

http://www.beautysnippets.com

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We’re Moving

Hi guys,

Just a quick post to let you know what’s going on. I have bitten the bullet and purchased my own domain!! I feel quite restricted with what features I can and can’t have and I’ve been contemplating this for a while now. I finally understand everything thanks to Little Hero Hosting and thought why not?

As a result, there won’t be many, if any, blog posts for about 2 weeks as I try and get this project up and running 🙂

I’m quite excited and I want to thank you all for being such a great audience to write for.

Love, Beauty Snippets xx

BBQ Madness, Parramatta

Before I met my boyfriend 6 years ago, I did not know of one Malaysian person let alone eat Malaysian food. Oh how sheltered my life was! I absolutely love Malaysian food now and it’s become one of my top 5s when it comes to food.

Last Saturday (1st October), I dragged my boyfriend to Parramatta despite the abysmal weather and had a lil look around at the BBQ Madness event held by Malaysia Kitchen Australia.

Alvin's cooking demonstration

They had Florence Tan (a well-loved Malaysian chef, apparently), Wanitha Tanasingam (another famous Malaysian chef), Adam Liaw (Masterchef 2010 winner) and Alvin Quah (Masterchef 2010 contestant) do cooking demonstrations. Unfortunately, we only made it just in time to watch a bit of Alvin’s demonstration.

The crowd listening and watching Alvin

He was awesome – really interactive and natural 🙂 Billy Law (Masterchef 2011 contestant) also made an appearance.

Look - it's Adam and Billy

They had a 7 Malaysian restaurants from around Sydney participate in their ‘BBQ Madness’ which was set up hawker-style. Essentially, you just line up, purchase tokens for $5 each and swap the tokens for the food on offer by each restaurant. We arrived at 1pm and it was madness! With an hour left of the event to go, there was still a massive long line to purchase the tokens and an even bigger line inside the square to purchase the dishes! I derived a strategy and my boyfriend happily obliged LOL it was the only way we could get our food ASAP and get out of the busy crowd.

Tokens!

As it was nearing closing time, we only ended up getting the ayam bagus (which were HUGE) from Kampong Boy and a plate of char kway teow from JackieM (one of my favourite Malaysian restaurants!).

Char kway teow from JackieM

Just wanted to have a little rant here – while we were in line, a lady behind me started having a little bitch about how ugly the food was presented and how it didn’t look appetising etc Really? You’re paying $5 for an entree size dish from what is essentially a market stall. If you wanted 5 star presentation, then please make your way to an actual restaurant and not a market stall.

The busy square

Anyways, that aside, the food was great. Jackie M never fails me 😉 And the chicken wings were a bit messy to eat but they tasted delicious. The chicken was tender and the peanut sauce was yummy. Obviously, my inept ability at describing food is the reason why I’m a beauty blogger and not a food blogger!

Ayam bagus from Kampong Boy

The restaurants were also offering laksa (Oriental Tucker Box), nasi lemak and ais kacang (Ma’Leisia Cafe), lobak and roti canani with curry chicken (Penang Cuisine), otak otak and chicken satay with tumeric rice (Temasek), Malaysian satay and pulut panggang (Albee’s Kitchen Malaysian Delights). Kampong Boy were also selling beef rendang and teh ais limau but alas, we got there too late and I think most things were already sold out by 1pm!

Oh and there will be a Malaysia Festival this Sunday (9th October) at Darling Harbour so come along and have some great food 🙂 For more information, click here.

OPI La Paz-itively Hot with OPI Silver Shatter

OPI La Paz-itively Hot is a bright hot barbie pink with violet shimmers. It makes for a gorgeous Summer pedicure shade and works well on your fingers too.

OPI La Paz-itively Hot

OPI Silver shatter is well..a silver shatter. It dries and looks like foil! 🙂

OPI Turquoise and Silver Shatter

I have nothing much to add to these comments. I didn’t *love* OPI Black shatter but the Silver shatter works great. And OPI La Paz-itively Hot provided a great contrasting background to the Silver shatter.

OPI La Paz-itively Hot with OPI Silver Shatter

Poh: The Chef With The Awesome Make-Up Skills!


It can’t be just me who’s noticed that Poh, runner-up of Masterchef Australia, was rocking some serious make-up skills? She’s always sporting the most awesome blusher and hello, even under all that heat in a kitchen, her make-up ALWAYS stayed in place. I swear, in every episode, she looks so fresh but never too done up.

I wonder what blush she uses. I want it.

Nearly over

I haven’t abandoned this blog, I promise! Finals are on currently so I’ve been studying and trying to find lecture notes! My last exam is on Monday so this blog should be alive & kicking after then 😀

Tomorrow (Saturday) is my cousin’s wedding and I’m so freaking excited cos it means playing with make-up 🙂 I’m going to do my make-up, my sister’s and my cousin’s. The last wedding I went to was 3 years ago so yes, I’m a bit over excited.

I went shopping to purchase some accessories for the wedding. I love Diva for cheap thrills. They do some nice dressy accessories for little to nothing. My favourite purchases were these rings. Seems like I’m never able to find rings which fit my tiny fingers lol.

My favourite one is the snake one. Looks gorgeous IRL 🙂

Also tried my hand at wearing falsies. Omg, they were so uncomfortable! My sister had to apply them for me cos I’m so freaking unco LOL

Very natural looking as you can see. They’re MAC ones…forgot what number though. I don’t know how people can wear falsies everyday! But I felt so pretty with them on *flutters eyelashes*

Just to show you how pathetic my lashes are without falsies…sorry the pic’s kinda small.

SEE THE DIFFERENCE? LOL.