The first day of Eid/Hari Raya usually feels the most festive. Everyone celebrates after a month of fasting and don their festive wear, sometimes colour coordinated with the rest of the family. For this year, my family decided to go with purple as our colour for the first day. (It’s my favourite colour!) I found this outfit at my go-to mall for traditional wear. They sell the top and bottom batik print skirt separately, giving shoppers the freedom to mix and match different colours and prints how they like. I had lots of fun with that and settled on this bright pink and aqua blue floral design for the skirt which really stood out for me. It’s a great contrast against the purple top, which I liked because of the flared hem. Traditional kebayas have a more fitted look. The flared hem gave me a lot more freedom to eat as much as I wanted without feeling too self-conscious for the entire day!
My Hijab Look
I was a little nervous about trying a new hijab look. Past insecurities about my face and head shape made me question whether I was wearing it the right way. Right before I stepped out of the house for visiting, I told myself that as long as I felt comfortable and focused on what was most important for the day – spending time with family – everything was going to be alright. This was an easy hijab look that I pulled together with the help of this video, using a scarf by local modest fashion brand Nushee Nurra that I found at the annual Ramadan bazaar.
Accessories & Shoes
I wore a pair of earrings by sadhu, which I wrote about in this post. The rattan design of the earrings go really well with the batik printed skirt. I got my silver sling back heels from local brand Charles & Keith. They were the perfect Hari Raya heels, meaning that I could easily slip and out of them whenever I needed to entire/exit a family member’s home.
As for my makeup, I used Glossier’s Lidstar in Lily, Fenty Beauty’s Shimmer Match Stix in Unicorn, and Mattemoiselle in One Of The Boyz. They are all different shades of purple, and it felt like a fun beauty and outfit pairing to try out.
I’ll be posting about my second Eid look very soon. To everyone who’s still celebrating, have a great second week of Eid!
Selamat Hari Raya/Eid Mubarak my friends!! I’m writing up this post in between visits – I’ve been down with the flu the past week and this weekend is going to be a busy one with lots of visiting, eating and spending time with my family. A few days ago my package from Glossier came with some products that I wanted to use for the festive period. It was a great pick-me-up when I was feeling down and ill!
Perfecting Skin Tint in Dark
I’ve been eyeing the Perfecting Skin Tint for a while now. I stopped wearing foundation a few years ago and I’ve been trying to clear my skin, so this felt like the right fit if I wanted a little something extra before I apply my concealer. I knew what to expect – sheer, dewy coverage that evens out my skin tone with a subtle brightening effect. It feels comfortable on my face and I like how my skin still looks like skin, textures and all. I might even consider including this in my everyday makeup routine!
I love mascara. It’s the most important part of my makeup routine for me, and I’m always on the hunt for new products to try. So imagine my excitement when Lash Slick was released! I knew I had to get it. I applied it for the first time this morning and I’m really impressed with how it lengthens and separates my lashes. What’s lacking for me is volume. I love thick dramatic lashes, and this just didn’t do that well enough for me.
Lidstar in Lily, Cub and Herb
I was looking forward to trying this the most! I was really tempted to get every colour from the Lidstar range, but I managed to restrain myself – at least for now :p What I noticed when I swatched this was that the darker colours felt smoother and more evenly pigmented as compared to the lighter colour (Lily). I feel that this is quite common when you compare lighter pigments to darker ones in other products like lipstick, cream highlights, etc., so it didn’t bother me as much. I’m wearing Lily today and one tip that I can share is that with this product, application is key. Dabbing will give you a lot more colour payoff, versus swiping it all over the lid which is great for blending it out at the edges or creating a sheer wash of colour over the lids. But for maximum glitter, dab, dab, dab!
Hi guys! It’s been a long while since my last beauty-related post so I thought that I’d share some of the products that I’m loving this month. First is a shampoo and conditioner pair from The Body Shop that I honestly did not think I’d like at all. It was my first time shopping there for myself, and I was genuinely surprised at how limited their haircare range is. The banana-scented products intrigued me the most, so I got a bottle of shampoo and conditioner from that line and ended up really enjoying them a lot! One thing I did notice is that without the conditioner, the shampoo dried my hair out so be sure to buy them both together to really get the most out of the line.
Next is a Micro Cleanse Super Scrub from Alpha-H. I know how important exfoliating is but I haven’t had the chance to pick up a scrub until some time last month during a Sephora online sale. I love that it’s made from eco-friendly Jojoba beads, and that they’re fine enough to be used on the daily. It also has glycolic acid and peppermint which leave my face feeling very refreshed. I have noticed that my skin has been looking brighter since I started on the scrub, though that might also be because I never used to exfoliate prior to this.
Last is Fenty Beauty’s Match Stix in Rum, another beauty buy from the most recent Sephora sale. I’ve been rocking a pretty nice tan since I got back from Bali and I wanted a highlighter that was more bronzey to match my current skin tone. Rum is a beautiful copper shade that gives off a very natural-looking highlight on my skin. It’s a look that I absolutely adore and the shimmer skinstick has been making a frequent appearance in my makeup bag ever since!