Monday, 29 August 2016

Organised Travels

 Yes, off I went home to Atlanta again. It's always lovely to be back for one. Two, I was asked where I got my travel wallet. So I thought, why not just dedicate this to travelling organisation? 

What made me buy this travel wallet in the first place was when I went to Seoul, Korea last, I didn't use a or have a passport holder or wallet to put into and I know I'm that type of person who'd want everything in it's place. I did manage to find a few in Korea which I was tempted to buy but I guess I just wanted to find something a little more classic and will last me a long time. Don't get me wrong, as much as I love funky colours and design, I personally wanted to get something I could see myself using more than just a season hit. 

100% genuine cow leather at the price of £45. I was stuck between choosing the colour, either with this tan/ camel which I eventually got or a pale pink one. It even comes in an all black too. With enough card holders for any travel cards needed, There's also a zipper section to place some extra cash or name cards too. Passport protected and all documents needed are all in the same place. Another point which put me off from buying the ones in Korea was many of them had a magnetic closure, whereas this one has got the simple button.

Apart from having a travel wallet, I normally have an A4 or A5 sized folder if I need to take any printed documents like the online check-in boarding pass. Apart from that, I will never travel without my diary planner. Some people ask me why I don't use my phone, iCloud or computer to keep a record of the schedules. Well, I've had the worst incident back when I was still back in university where all my work and timetables were all messed up after a power loss in dorm/ student hall. Ever since then I've never depended on electronic devices for my updated schedules. Call me old fashioned if you want but it works well for me.

I never travel with makeup on me anyway except some antiseptic wipes and a traveled sized alcohol gel to disinfect my hands. With the medication I take with me, usual wallet, phone, keys and coin case, a pack of tissue, laptop, chargers, camera and I'm all set to go.

Click Here to check out the Travel Wallet itself

Sunday, 21 August 2016

3INA : The Cream Eyeshadow

3INA or pronounced as 'Mina' located at James Street Covent Garden, it really is hard to miss it with all the vibrant colours that you see from the inside. I'm not paid to advertise about this product. However, apart from the cream eyeshadows being the star of the topic, they have a massive lipstick and eyeshadow range which I will be going back to try.

Golden/ Bronze Look 
It was definitely a great experience to see one of London's well known Makeup Artist Lan Nguyen doing a master class with the cream eyeshadow products and using different products to make three different looks in a very short amount of time.

Vibrant Colours 

Black Smokey Eye and Nude Lips 

Left to Right:
300 | 303 | 305 | 306 |312 |313
3INA introduced a new product which is a cream eyeshadow which is said be waterproof, sweatproof and dance proof. I haven't had the chance to try it under water however, after letting the products dry on my skin and running it under different cold and warm water, the colours really don't budge. The  metallic colours are very pigmented and if you try to rub the colours off after it drys some of the shimmer will rub off a little. 

I have already worn it myself a couple of times with  the blue, pink and gold colours as a liner and base colour. It doesn't move once it sets. I like how it is very creamy and gives me a little more time to play around with the colour or blend out more than some cream shadows. 

If you have checked out their products, do let me know how you feel and comment below!! Would love to hear why you love or dislike it as usual. 

*All photos are unedited in their true colours

Monday, 8 August 2016

Forest on Rooftop

The way to get up to the rooftop of Selfridges is through the lifts by the fragrance section on the ground floor. Don't go by the escalators because you will have to walk all the way back down with the slightest temptation for a bit of a shopping spree. 

Should be greeting by a staff at the lift, however, I didn't feel to welcomed by the staff who was operating the lift. She gave that vibe and expression which a guest should not be there when no reservation has been made. Not only did that happen to me, when two others walked right into the lift before the doors closed, same questioned asked and the other two guests felt weird and frowned with the way the staff questioned. Guess I wasn't the only one then! She wasn't exactly helpful to point us to the right direction to the restaurant either. Having working in the industry, I guess I do pick on the small things. 

Having going through that, walking through this corridor of arched leaves and flowers did lit up faces. Things turn down point when I was up at the reception though... Personally, she made me feel like she was about to murder someone... I maybe exaggerating but that is exactly how I felt. Since I wasn't allowed to be at my table because I was early, a drink at the bar was definitely happening. 

Forest Soar

Bloody Mary Soup with Crab
Despite going through that in the beginning, at least this Bloody Marry Soup made a good start to the meal. Chilled tomato soup with a shot of vodka in it. It really did taste like a Bloody Marry. Something to try when you're there. Something different 

Linguine with Clams
Chocolate Mousse 
The disappointment I actually had was actually dessert. I didn't order anything special in advance, however, I did request to write 'Happy Birthday' for dessert. That didn't happen... so things turned down hill from me there. It doesn't seem like they will be sending me an email after notifying the staff either. Apart from all these things happening, personally, I will go back to try the other food on the menu but I just don't think I will have that expectation for a restaurant up in Selfridges.

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