Saturday, 26 September 2015

| SUMMER/ FALL BEAUTY ESSENTIALS | STEPHSYT


My 2-months-and-a-bit-more Summer vacation has come to an end- I'm just feeling sad because I have school (LOL). The thought of  projects, course-works and endless essays just doesn't seem to appeal to me.

I've discovered a lot of amazing products this summer- some old, some rediscovered, some new. I've been using these religiously (er yes, religiously) and I am still loving it for Fall, so until I find better versions of these I think I will stick to these for now.


Apivita Tonic Lotion with Honey & Orange
I have combination skin, which means that no matter what time of the year, my T-zone goes crazy and not washing my face is definitely not an option. This toner is perfect because it really cleanses the extra gunk even after washing my face. It's not too drying and also leaves a really cooling sensation on my skin. I've been using this sample size for a good few weeks and there's still a lot left! I've been seeing good results on my skin- it's a lot clearer and less oily/ greasy, so definitely gonna purchase the full size. (as of now, I have purchased a full size. Will do a post/ video about it if requested.)

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer in Medium:
You've all heard about this. Beauty bloggers and YouTubers have been praising this product so so much and this is where the question "Is it WORTH the hype?" comes in. It certainly is because it wouldn't have made it into this post. I didn't get the hype initially but now I think I do because 1.) it is  a drugstore product, which is 2.) cheap and highly affordable, also 3.) does a great job at covering up my zombie dark-eye circles. What more could I ask for?

Mac Prep & Prime pressed powder:
I've had and used the loose powder version of this and loved it. I bought this a good few months ago but never used it as I've totally forgotten about it. Currently I've been using this for setting my makeup because it is lightweight and doesn't give my foundation a so-called 'cakey' look.

Sigma flat top brush:
Now this is the product that I want to really talk about. This brush is amazing for the face makeup, and for me I think it has dual-purposes; you could use it to apply and blend your foundation in, or set your face makeup with pressed powder. I've been using this a lot lately and it makes everything so much easier! Also because it can be so multi-functional it means I can carry one less brush in my makeup bag whenever I travel! 

Sigma does great brushes, so definitely go check it out HERE!

Maybelline Hypersharp liquid liner:
I actually used the non-waterproof version around 2-3 years ago. I thought it was nothing special so didn't repurchase it anymore. Maybelline released this waterproof version and I decided I should give it another go! Perfect for any type of eyeline looks and lately I've been loving the extended/ winged eyeliner look.

Revlon Colourstay gel envy:
Not really into dark colours these days- maybe during Autumn and Winter I'll get back into the burgundy trend, but not so soon. Big love to this colour, although it takes ages to dry! 

So that's it for my Summer/ Fall Beauty Essentials. Farewell Summer 2015! 280 more days until the next one!

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Sunday, 13 September 2015

| GUANGZHOU PHOTO + VIDEO DIARY |

School has officially started for me and of course I'm shifting my priorities a little bit. I missed last week's post because you know, I have to take some time off and enjoy my last week of summer. Not to mention that I'm lacking so much creative juices and motivation right now it's actually getting a bit depressing (oh man). Three-hundred-and-something more days until Summer.

 For me, Summer is always the perfect excuse/ reason for travelling because 1.) it's kind of like a family tradition to go somewhere during the summer 2.) you can see and learn so much.

I first went to Guangzhou for a very short 3 days, but our schedule was so fully packed- it involved apartment hunting, shopping (not really), eating, seeing architectures, sweating buckets (believe me it was so hot) oh and waking up early- yeah, half-nine is pretty early for a person like me. Eating dim-sum was of course obligatory so we had a few lunches dedicated on those, and being a fashion-y student I had to visit Zaha Hadid's Guangzhou Opera House.

I posted a Travel Diary on my YouTube not long ago, I mean if you're too lazy to scroll down and see my photos you could just press play below ;)



























Tuesday, 1 September 2015

| THEIMSTEPHYT | BON ANNIVERSAIRE


So...I've been blogging for over a year now and over this period of time I've gained some new followers/ viewers/ readers so I reckon is time that I properly introduce myself.
Here we go...

Hi! My name is Stephanie, most people would know me as Steph. I turned 18 about 5 months ago, and if you believe in horoscopes or anything- yes I am a pisces! I started this blog last summer as a fashion blog, but I guess I've kind of incorporated some lifestyle elements into this space to shake things up a bit and make it more relevant to my readers.

'Passion' is such an overused and boring and just-makes-you-go-'meh'-word, so I am not going use use that as a reason to why I started this blog. In fact I started this as a form of documentation of my daily-life-- in words and pictures. I'm that person who will walk out of a room and forget what I wanted to do in the first place- can anyone related to this? I tend to forget things a lot and so I always have to document what I did/ate/bought by taking pictures e.t.c e.t.c....

Slowly I realised this is what I love and enjoy to do, and so I decided to be more serious on blogging. I am so grateful for the help and support along the way because it is what makes me one step closer to my goal. Occasionally you'll see some lifestyle-related posts on this space, but don't worry because my focus is still on fashion. Alway been and will forever be!

If you've been following me on Instagram @stephsyt you'll know that I've started YouTube. It would mean a lot to me if you guys could go subscribe and give me some comments/ thumbs up!

I want to keep this post short, so I think this is where it's going to end.
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