Friday, September 26, 2014

Fashion Accessory For Your Eyes!

Colored contact lenses are the most amazing innovation of the fashion industry. Me, myself cannot live without them! It either enhances your original eye color or completely masks it behind opaque contact lenses. I'm a seriously shortsighted girl, so I need glasses to see the world but I hate wearing them! I feel like I'm not free to do my things somehow, as the spectacles tend to move or drop as I move around. So that's why I opted for lenses. I know it's a bit tedious job to insert them in your eyes every morning, adding one more step of getting ready in the bathroom, but once you get used to it, you'll like it! And you'll feel like your eyes are normal again! haha. When I was in school, I used to wear the clear lens but now I prefer the colored ones. Cuz I thought, while I'm wearing them, why not add a little glam to it by wearing the colored ones, right? It's like instant make up for my eye! haha. A lot of people are now switching from glasses to colored contact lenses as they are more attractive, handy, beneficial and can give you a complete transformation!

Light makeup application is required to create a blending-effect with the colored lenses.

The underlying fact behind every successful makeup application is to go “natural”. Do not self-assume that more makeup means more beautiful eyes. Remember: less is more! Unless if you have a costume party or glam dinner or something to go to, then it should be fine to wear a little more. Otherwise, if it's just a normal day, you should just go natural. "As long as you focus on natural strokes, you are staying pretty", a make up guru once told me!


Enhancing the way your eyes look with colored contact lenses by proper makeup application can beautify your eyes and add glamour if you wear them properly with the right technique. According to my make up artist that I used during my wedding, which was the amazing BOSCO, you can embellish your eyes with the right choice of eye shadows to complement your contact lenses. I still remember, he asked me what were my dress' color and the color of my contact lenses, before applying my make up on that day. He wanted to ensure everything synchronizes and complements with each other! --- And I loved my look that night!!!




I love how unique the lace detailing circling the lenses

Anyways, today I'm going to share with you some tips that make your eyes look sexy with colored contact lenses. I have one new product that I recently tried on! A brand called Lacelle by Bausch + Lomb. Their colors are amazing, perfect accessory for the eyes! So when wearing a colored contact lenses, it's all about blending with colors! - Your overall make up look, your eye color and of course, your outfit of the day plays an important role as well!



Eye Makeup with Grey Colored Contact Lenses

I'm using Lacelle by Bausch + Lomb in Frozen Grey 

While wearing grey lenses, apply beige highlighter on brow bones and stroke lightly on the eye lids. Apply brown eye shadow to create depth into the eye socket. Light warm pink blush on the inner corner of eyes will really open up the eyes. And don't forget, the eyeliner and mascara to pop the eye of course!

I'm wearing a grey/black outfit to complement my make up and lenses


Eye Makeup with Purple Colored Contact Lenses

I loveee how natural this Jubilee Violet by Lacelle look on me. It doesn't look weird or "too purple" for the eyes, even up close! 




Apply white or beige eye shadow as a highlighter on brow bones. This will also give volume to your eye lids if applied on sparingly. Apply purplish grey or dark brown eye shadow to give depth to the eye socket while wearing purple lenses. Some sheer light pink eye shadow application at the inner corner of your eyes will make them sparkle!

Does my eye match with my outfit? ;)


Outfit of the day: Purple!


Eye Makeup with Black/Natural Colored Contact Lenses

Wearing Modest Black by Lacelle

Highlight your eyes using gold eye shadow when you wear black lenses. Apply a thin line of eyeliner. Wear your blackest mascara. Lastly, add a healthy fresh look by adding a touch of soft peach at the inner corner of eyes.

Wear a natural color outfits like brown/black to go with the look!

Lacelle Colors daily disposable contact lenses come in five different colors that are sure to accentuate your eyes’ natural color. They are Jubilee Violet, Sparkling Brown, Frozen Grey, Tender Brown and Modest Black. Each daily disposable contact lens has an intricate lace pattern that gives your eyes a fascinating and more appealing look. Whether you’re attending a formal event or an outrageous party, the colorful and unique lace pattern will surely turn heads your way! Wear it for extended periods of time all throughout the night without worrying about protein build-up and dry eyes. These contact lenses are made with materials that allow for high water content with an especially smooth and build-up resisting surface that will keep you feeling fresh even after sundown!


XOXO,
Shazzy.

Monday, September 8, 2014

That Silver Trinket Box!


Hi darlings!

I have another design of that silver plated jewelry casket for sale! This design is a little bit bigger, heavier and nicer than the previous casket! The design is kinda like a modern-vintage pattern as compared to the previous one - which has a lot of floral and foliate details all around the box, while this one has some moulded dotted seashell-like pattern, which is very unique!


The uniquely silver plated oval shaped jewelry is the perfect beginning to popping the question to your girl, or it can be useful to store your engagement/wedding rings or any other jewelries. It can also be an additional accessory on each of your hantaran tray too! Lined with luxe black velvet fabric, and measures 10 cm long x 9 cm wide x 4.5 cm height. It feels more solid than the previous casket and it's heavier too.


The shape is oval, and the thickness in its construction gives a chunky solid feel. So it's nice and heavy to hold, not like the cheap tin-like metal we find nowadays.The design has this amazing hand embossed and engraved decoration to all sides and top with finely detailed pattern. The top has a vacant cartouche in the centre which could be engraved with a name or dedication, which is perfect for a vintage piece to be an heirloom! ;) 


Apart from making this as an accessory to your vanity area, this casket can also be the perfect wedding door gift! It is just so lovely in so many ways, you would love it! It's such a perfect and useful decor item for your bedroom, etc! ;)

If you are interested to possess this beautiful vintage jewelry case for your own personal use or for the VIP wedding gifts, kindly please leave an email at jewellerycaskets@gmail.com and please follow @jewellerycaskets on instagram!

Price: 
  • For orders between 1 piece to 5 pieces : RM 40
  • For orders between 6 pieces to 20 pieces: RM 35
  • For orders between 21 pieces to 50 pieces: RM 30
  • For orders between 51 pieces to 100 pieces: RM 25
  • For orders above 101 pieces : RM 20
*price not including postage cost*


Thank you and may you have a great day ahead! :)


XOXO,
Shazzy.

Friday, September 5, 2014

The Jewelry Collection Tour!

Hello hello hello girls! Such a looooooong hiatus! I'm sorry! I've been busy moving/rearranging stuff in my closet and traveling here and there, I didn't have the leisure time to update this blog. I promised once everything has settled, I will start blogging regularly like usual, inshaallah! ^__^

If you follow my instagram, you'd know that this is what's going on for a few weeks now.. 
(...and it's still haven't finished yet! Heee) 

Anyway, lately I've been so focused organizing my stuff to store in my closet which explains the silence on the blog. My husband says I'm obsessed with it because I've been carrying my drawing of the closet everywhere to get inspirations on what to put in each area. LOL :p


So whenever there's a bit of a free time, I would list out what are the things that I have, and what/how/which to put in each space/drawers that I have, so everything is gonna be well-organized and easy to see and look for! Gosh...moving from one place to another is so exhausting, man! And so is being an OCD! haha. But I like it! So it's fine with me! ;)

Remember this mirror? hehe. Now this mirror has a new place! ^__^
Last time, I always take my #OOTD / #WIWT / Outfit Of The Day / What I Wear Today pics in front of this mirror every morning! I kinda miss doing it though! Will probably start doing that again when everything is settled. 


Anyways... As requested by my followers on Instagram/Blog, here is my jewelry collection tour! Please note that this video is for the people who shared the same interests as mine. If you don't like it, it's fine, I know everyone has different interests. This is my interests and I have collected them for years and years already, and I don't throw away my stuff, thus explains why they're kinda a lot.. hehe.

Enjoy!



By the way if you're wondering, the black suede inserts in the drawers are custom made. While the black tray and bangle holders, I bought them on eBay! - I love eBay! They have amazing stuff!!

If you have any other questions, please feel free to comment/email me. I will try my best to answer your questions! Thanks for watching girls!

Till my next update!


XOXO,
Shazzy.

Friday, August 22, 2014

57 Years and Counting!

MERDEKA! MERDEKA! MERDEKA!

That is the resounding proclamation of joy rang out over the Merdeka Stadium fifty seven years ago, representing freedom and hope to all the people of Malaya and subsequently Malaysia. But what does the word MERDEKA mean today, after so many years??



To me, Merdeka means we get to call ourselves, Malaysians, the people with a nation of our own! Merdeka is also about peace and harmony. Malaysia is a multiracial country with a rich cultural heritage. Diversity of races, religions and cultures is a significant characteristic of our nation. Hence, we must do whatever it takes to ensure that the balance between development and progress does not jeopardise it! We can only achieve national unity through loving our fellow Malaysians from other races, religious beliefs and loving the country especially! :)

Speaking about Merdeka, there's a contest by CelcomEscape going on right now that wants you to share your version of Merdeka! Who knows..you might just be lucky! All you need to do is to make a short video of your version of Merdeka or your love for Malaysia by featuring a person, a cause, a belief or anything that celebrates and promotes the legacy of Malaysia!  And get ready to stand a chance to win RM157,000 worth of prizes!!!

Here’s how to enter:
  1. Step 1 - Shoot a video of up to 3 minutes in length with any device. Be sure to capture the Malaysian spirit! 
  2. Step 2 - Base your video on the theme “Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta”, the first line of Sudirman’s “Warisan”. Any part(s) of the song must be included in your video. 
  3. Step 3 - Submit your video through a YouTube link or DVD by 18 August 2014.


When we practice love, we inevitably learn to accept our rich diversity and seek national unity instead. Love is about being patient and kind. It does not envy or boast. Love is not self-seeking or proud. Love in this spiritual sense is what Malaysians need to fully realise our destiny as fellow human beings!


XOXO,
Shazzy.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Ke Pangkuan Bonda







I was invited to the premiere of the PETRONAS Raya 2014 video last Thursday. Such a sweet video! I'm always looking forward to watch PETRONAS' Raya video! Have you guys seen this year's video? It reminds me of the good old days when I still had a kampung to go back to! 



Tengok gambar ni, teringat video ayam that I took in my kampung on Raya 2011. hehe






The video tells a humble story about the noble values we learn from our parents and the values we pass on to our children through age-old family traditions. Ke Pangkuan Bonda is inspired by the proverb "home is where the heart is"! A seamless journey of a family in welcoming Aidilfitri celebration. Ahhh....I miss my kampung! And my grandmother!

A full-length of this ad is about 2 minutes 40 seconds. I love the village atmosphere in this video! Full of warmth, joy, fun and excitement of the Raya celebration. I also love the timeless classic song Suasana Hari Raya that has a new twist!


Talking about balik kampung, this will be my first year celebrating Eid as a wife! And I'm soooo excited to celebrate it at my husband's kampung in Kedah! He keeps on bragging that Raya in Kedah is soooo fun! haha. I can already imagine that actually, knowing that his family are all so warm, funny and friendly, like a true Kedahan! hehe. I really look forward to meeting his grandmother and the rest of the uncles/aunties and families! Beraya ramai-ramai syiokkk! ;) The only thing that I don't look forward to is......THE TRAFFIC!!! It's gonna be a looooooong ride for us! Oh no... make sure to stock up lotsa coffee in the car!

Anyway, prior to the launch of the web film, PETRONAS also announce their Hari Raya "Coffee Break Campaign" in its effort to raise road safety awareness among motorists during balik kampung exodus. 


So if you're feeling sleepy or tired from driving, take a break, pull over and refresh yourselves with some complimentary coffee and snacks at 39 PETRONAS stations nationwide on 25th & 26th July as well as 1st and 2nd August 



XOXO,
Shazzy.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Shop with Rakuten!

These days with so many online shopping websites, I rarely go out anymore. I'd rather be in my most comfortable pajamas, sit on my bed with a cup of coffee in my hand and browse through shopping websites and click what to buy! I find it so therapeutic that I do it almost everyday now! hehe. Plus, it's 24 hours so I can shop at my own schedule and don't have to drag myself out, driving and stuck in jam, then find parking some more and later walk with pain, deal with crowds and lines some more... when I can just get the same item delivered to my door within days!

My shopping items for this week alone! haha. I bought some baju kurungs/dresses, shoes, chocolates, some accessories, hangers, dish rack, mini washing machine and more baju! heheee. Trust me, you don't wanna see the rest of my July shopping items! Too many things that my husband thinks I have a bit of a problem! LOL. Blame the Raya season! A girl's gotta get her new bedsheets, towels, slippers, shoes, dresses, kitchen utensils, etc, no?! :p

So if I find myself having trouble sleeping, I would browse what things to buy.. things like for household, food stuff, things for my husband, for myself, for my mom, and even for future buys like baby stuff although I'm not pregnant yet! haha. I just find strollers are such interesting items to learn about! So many different designs and colors and technology! Browsing is fun, right girls?! ^__^ For me, online shopping is always fun and relaxing! Just sit at home and wait for the packages to come to me. Ah, I love the internet! God bless whoever invented shopping websites! hehe

Anyway, have you guys done with your Raya shopping yet? Well you should because Raya is less than 2 weeks now! One of the many reasons why I love shopping online is because of the promotional codes and discounts too! Ever heard of an online shopping website called Rakuten? The online shopping mall platform always provide awesome deals with easy buying experience that creates a fun shopping spree!!

Rakuten is the number 1 Online Shopping Mall from Japan that has more than 100,000 of products ranging from Electronics, Fashion, Health & Beauty, Toys, Furniture/Interior stuff, Kitchen items and many more at Rakuten Malaysia. 
There are too many items and shops to browse on Rakuten, it's exciting! I had like more than 20 items in my cart in one hour!! All from different stores! hehe. Wanna see? ^__^


Bought some Japanese chocolates from Arigatou shop via Rakuten Malaysia


They arrived within just few days!
^___^


I ordered some scarves hangers too! I love it! It's quite cheap and space-friendly as well! I'm gonna buy more of them!! You can get it here

Choosing scarves is so easy now! 

I also bought another type of hanger, the pole type like the one I showed on my Instagram. You can view here to purchase it!


Then I bought this dish rack for sink for my kitchen (that's not my kitchen though. hehe) from this shop called Glitterstarz Mart


Mini washing machine that I decided to place it in my closet...for a mini laundry day! ;)


This is perfect for my delicate items like lingeries or lace bras and stuff like that..hehe. Sometimes we use it as our laundry hamper! I love that it's portable, lightweight and cheap!! Only RM 179 for a washing machine?! Perfect for a camping trip or living in hostel/dorms! Get yours here!


I love shopping on Rakuten because of their variety of products available to purchase! I find myself always browsing through the kitchen and interior stuff these days! My husband said I have too many clothes and beauty stuff already... Hence I decided to purchase items other than that two departments, so he cannot marah if he sees me buying them! hehee. Like the other day, he was so excited seeing that mini washing machine that I got myself from the website! He said "this is brilliant! At least I can use some of your shopping items now". haha. Hearing that makes me wanna buy this pulak.. 


I'm sure he can use this too for our bed! hehe


Anyway.. last week, a shop called Kelvin Gems from Rakuten site, gave me this beautiful piece of jewelry for me to add into my collection in my jewelry armoire!

A piece of jewelry would always remind me of my wedding! Ahh...the good old days, planning every little details! haha  



So this is the Kelvin Gems Premium Multiway Pendant Made With SWAROVSKI Zirconia in 18K White Gold Plated 925 Sterling Silver Necklace, one of their signature designs. It's really beautiful! I love ittt! 

Made with Swarovski Zirconia. The stone is as brilliant as a diamond that my husband thinks it IS a real diamond! haha



Round pure brilliance cut. Very shiny and very elegant! Great for dinner and parties! How I wish it's longer so I can wear it under my hijab! But hey..pakai kat rumah pun apa salahnya kan? hehe


Four different ways of wearing it!


Rakuten currently is having a Raya SALE event running, in conjunction with the festival to give away lots of cool prizes whereby customers are able to stand a chance and walk away with it!

Less than two more weeks to go! Go on...shop now!


For this limited period of time, Rakuten is giving away RM 30 online shopping credits a.k.a Rakuten Super Points to my blog readers that sign up as a Rakuten member!! So register today! They're also giving away shopping coupon called RaCoupon to all Shazwani Hamid's readers with a coupon code: RAKUSHAZ30. More reasons to shop now!! ;)

Terms & Conditions:
  • RaCoupon is valid from 23rd July (00:00) to 3rd August (23:59) only. 
  • Total coupon value is RM 30. 
  • Minimum purchase of RM 120 required in order to use the coupon. (Does not including shipping fees) 
  • Coupon may only be used once per person. 
  • Coupon is not returnable or refundable upon order cancellation. 
  • Rakuten reserves the right to make the final decision in case of a dispute.

XOXO,
Shazzy.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Places To Buy Your Baju Raya!


Have you gotten your Baju Raya yet girls? I can't believe it's almost Raya now! Sorry for the lack of updates! :( I've been really really tired this Ramadhan. I've used my free time during this month to either sleep, or solat/reciting Quran or watch the latest sad news...or erm...do a little online shopping. heh. You know, cuz I'm not really in the mood to go out for shopping these days. Traffic jam. No parking. Queuing. Walking for hours. So yeah, shopping on the bed will do...cuz I'm lazy like that. haha. Well it's my first time celebrating Raya with my husband in Kedah, so of course I'm excited! Finally, I can wear matchy Baju Kurung and Baju Melayu with my husband for Raya! hehe. Plus...since he couldn't get us to Jakarta and have my dresses made there, he gave me the green light to shop online! Yay! God bless him! hihi ^__^

Anyways, with Hari Raya being just a few days away, you guys too must be as excited! Gearing towards Syawal, I'm sure many of us will be busy cleaning the house, planning our travels and of course finding the right outfit to wear for the first day of Raya, right?

Have you thought on what color and style should you wear this Eid? Whether you’re picking out fabric for your own custom-made design, or picking something off the rack, in case you want to save time and tailoring costs (Read: Me! ^__^), then let me just share with you the six places to shop for the perfect Raya outfit! The last minute shopping rush is ON, girls!

Jovian Mandagie, Rizalman Ibrahim, Rico Rinaldi, Syomir Izwa, Zalia, Melinda Looi, and Nurita Harith are my choices for this season. Not all of these are for Raya though. Some of them are for future occasions like weddings, dinners, events and such. hehe


Number One: Zalora
Ok...to be honest, I had a bad experience buying from them, the first time I made a purchase with Zalora. It was almost quite a nightmare. However the problem has been solved now, and I've had quite a few transactions and purchases from them ever since..And it has been so wonderful! Maybe it was just not my luck the other day. Zalora is quite fun to shop at actually! Their service is really really good, I'm impressed! I ordered at 11 pm, I will get my item at 10 am the next day! How fast! And I even returned some items that I don't like, and I get back my refund credit within a day! Plus, they have A LOT of brands, styles and colors to choose from! I do like Zalora now! hehe (I used to curse them! LOL :p)


Number Two: Fashion Valet
Shopping at Fashion Valet has been lovely too! They stock up a lot of Malaysian/Asian designer lines like Melinda Looi, Nurita Harith, Khoon Hooi, Innai, Yadotsa, Pu3, Alia Bastamam, and many more! But mostly the good ones are always out of stock! tsk. So if you like what you see, don't just put them in your Wish List, you gotta act fast and get them in your cart! I personally like Nurita Harith's and Alia Bastamam collection. If you're looking for an understated elegance, look no further than those two designers! I love Nurita's ever since I wore my lovely Bridal Shower dress she made! This Malaysian designer offers couture, and ready-to-wear collections. Alia Bastamam's Raya 2014 line is pure feminine chic: chiffons and silks in subtle shades that make these pieces instant classics! But my most favourite range from Fashion Valet for Raya, would be the Nora Danish collection simply because they're cheap, and very pretty! ;)


Number Three: Mimpikita 
An intimate boutique in Bangsar Telawi, Mimpikita stocks a range of elegant ready-to-wear baju from their own label. Their beautifully embellished fabrics are perfect for traditional occasions, but the modern cuts and pops of colour give their line a fashion-forward appeal. You can also shop their collections online via Fashion Valet, but the designs are quite limited there. So it's better if you pay a visit to their boutique in Bangsar to have a better view for yourself!


Number Four: Modvier Bangsar
Modvier is a concept store that features young designers like Kree and 14November by Yuna. Expect to see close to thirty brands strategically placed in this hipsterly decorated concept store. Here, the options are plenty! Hijabs, abayas, skirts, baju kurungs and dresses? Modvier has got them covered! Price differs according to the designers and brands, but with RM 40 could get you a nice hijab! 


Number Five: Other Online Stores
If you’re patient and don’t mind not being able to try before you buy something, even if you don't know the brand that much, then you should shop from the comfort of your own home! Forget the hustle and fuss of driving down to crowded malls and just shop your Baju Raya with just a click of a button! Bear in mind though that delivery times vary, so order well in advance of the occasion. There are so many online shops these days. You can get your Baju Raya from Pop Look, Rakuten, Nile, Modish, Kriza and many many more! All of them sells a range of traditional wear to complete your Raya look!


Number Six: Jakel, Gulatis, Harrisons and the like 
If you’re a fabric hunter like my mom, then walking into this kinda place is an absolute joy for you. She could be in Jakel for 4 hours, scoring some fabrics! Well... that's what happened for my wedding last December! haha. Thank God they have a surau there! Otherwise shopping wouldn't be as pleasurable for her! hehe. Anyway, fabric stores like Jakel, Gulatis, Maya, Kamdar, etc in Jalan TAR holds a decent selection of fabric to make your Baju Raya. They offer a hugeeee range of fabrics! From cotton to rayon to silk to lace, and etc, you would definitely find what you like! Some of the shops I mentioned may also have a ready-to-wear collection for a last minute Raya shopping!


Do you know any other places to score some great baju raya at attractive prices? Tell me in the comment section below for the readers to find out and do some last minute purchases! :)


XOXO,
Shazzy.
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