Feb 12, 2009

Valentines : The Look, The Dinner and The Gift

Love is in the air!!! Valentine's Day is coming!!
Are you celebrating with your guy or are you gonna have a girls night out?

Whatever issit, you need a great look for the big day!!


THE LOOK ________________________
On Valentine's Day, you are often worried. You dunno what clothes to wear, how much make up you should put on, what shoes to wear etc etc.

Why? because of 2 very big reasons :
1. You want to please your guy.
2. You are 150% sure that the restaurant you go to has alot of hot chicks who obviously look better than you do and you want your guy's eyes to be glued on to you, not them.

You don't wanna look overdone, or under-dressed but how would you know??
That's where BlushBerry can help you out!!

The best tip for your makeup is to refer to wedding photography. I am not talking bout the wedding dinner photos but the studio shot ones. If you notice the makeup is very neutral, highlighting the bride's natural beauty and nothing more. This is the kind of look that you want to go for on your Valentine's Day!


1. Apply foundation onto your face using a sponge.
2. Apply concealer over your eyelids, eyebags, nose area, and camouflage your spots and pimples.
3. Dust on loose powder all over your face except for your eyelids.
4. Using an angled brush, take a brown shade of pigment (Shade 87 from the Pigment Pallete). Shade your brows with the brush. I chose brush instead of the eyebrow pencil cuz the results is softer and more natural when you use the brush.


5. Dust Shade 1 over your browbone, which is the area right below your brows. You can also use any bright pale yellow pigment.


6. Use Shade 40 and brush all over your eyelid blending right up to the white pigment you applied on your brow bone earlier. You can also use any pale pink colour.


7.After that use Lilac Purple coloured pigment or shade 39 on the outer half of the eyelid. Blend well.

8. Lastly, using the tip of the brush.. get some dark marine blue colour or shade 83 and lightly go over the top and bottom lashline for the outer half of your eye like above.


9. Using your black pencil eyeliner, (pencil, not liquid liner so that it is softer and more natural) line your lashline. Get your line as thin as possible by shading right on top of your lashes.

10.Using shade to, you can also use any pale pink blusher, blush your cheeks up to a soft pink glow.

11. Glam up your lashes with mascara.


12. And your lips with pale pink lip gloss or lip balm if he doesn't like gloss on you.

You can wear clothes with any colour except for black with this makeup. If you are wearing black, substitute the pink and lilac purple with browns.


And as for your hair, don't overstyle them or they will be too stiff to touch. :p

The reason why no false lashes were used is to give your eyes maximum comfort through out ur outing. The last thing you want is your lashes half falling out through out dinner.


Remember to smile and be yourself!


THE DINNER_______________________

If you are thinking to go to Victoria Station, San Francisco Steakhouse, The Ship or Chillis or TGIF.. think again.
The last time I went to any of those places during Valentines... it was cramped with people, the service and the food was bad and the worst thing of all.. the menus are reduced to a 2 paged set dinners which you do not want to eat on this special day.

It was fun looking at those couples when I was there. Half of them were blaming each other for the bad choice of restaurant. Great way to parade your love.
If you are caught in the same situation : just smile...

It's time to be more creative when it comes to choosing and booking restaurant tables! Bangsar has alot of private restaurants that are great.


If both of you are looking for Japanese food, Sushi King is a no-no.. the quality is really bad, so is Sakae Sushi. Sakae Sushi here is different from Sakae Sushi in Singapore!
I personally like Sushi Zanmai in Gardens, Mid Valley. They have Toro (tuna belly) and I love their cod roe dishes.


If you want something special and you haven't tried Kobe Beef before, you can try Angus Steakhouse at Pavilion (if you got the cash). It's amazing... nothing to shout about but if you haven't try Kobe or Wahyu Beef before, you will have a memorable experience.


If you are looking for juicy steaks, forget Victoria, Ship and San Francisco. You can try Roadhouse Grill or Outback Steakhouse. Roadhouse Grill is in Ampang, it is a cowboy themed restaurant. You can actually eat peanuts and throw the shells on the floor!!! The portions used to be big but they made it smaller for the sake of our tiny Asian stomachs. The theme is nice but the steaks are nothing great to shout about.


Outback Steakhouse has nice juicy steaks but the price tab will drain the weight off your wallet immediately. If you can afford it, why not? Australian imported beef.. yum.yum...There is one in BB park.

But for fine dining, I have only one choice. This is the typical western fine dining restaurant.. where you can spend hours eating your 5 course dinner with wine and even FOIE GRAS!!!!

Vincenzo is located at One Bangsar.. you know the row of bungalow restaurants. Remember to book though, tables are rarely available upon first visit.
Their menu doesn't have foie gras in it, but the secret is to ask the waiter if there is any available for that day itself. Usually there is, the foie gras is priced at rm 40 per plate. It is scrumptious.delicious.fabulous.
Try it!!

They have cocktails and other liquers as well, so make sure you know what you want.

THE GIFT_________________________

The present that you get for your guy shows a few things about you :
1. How much you love him.
2. How much you understand his wants and needs.
3. How much you are willing to spend for his few-seconded-happiness.

The first thing is.. WHY ARE YOU READING THIS ON FRIDAY?? TOMORROW IS ALREADY VALENTINE'S!!

Seriously, the first thing is to find out what kinda guy is he. Below are your solutions if you still haven't gotten anything for your guy.
1. MY GUY IS A MUSIC JUNKIE
Get him an Ipod Shuffle if he doesn't have one already. Its only priced at RM 189... affordable right.. and you can slot in all your fave songs or his fave songs beforehand.
Or if he likes Rihanna/ Jason Mraz.. what are you waiting for.. get him the concert tickets!


2. MY GUY IS A GAMER GEEK
WARNING! : He will love your present but he will spend less time with you.
If he loves shooting pc games, get him any Logitech Gaming Mouse that is priced over RM 130. He will go crazy.
But if he has a ps3 or Wii.. just get him his favourite ORIGINAL game together with the accesory. For example shooting game + gun, exercise game + fitness pad...etc..etc
For NDS and PSP owners, you can download a collection of games you think he will like and burn them into a dvd for him!!


3. MY GUY IS AN OTAKU
WARNING! : He will love your present but he will spend less time with you.
For manga and anime addicted guys, get him his favourite action figures or his favourite manga Artbook. If you have the cash, get him the whole manga series from Kinokuniya or anime series (original).


4. MY GUY IS A SPORTSBUFF
Get him a new pair of shoes or accesories/jerseys of his favourite team (football or whatever). IF you are daring get him a dvd of his fave team playing but he will be watching them all night long.


5. MY GUY IS A BOOKWORM/MOVIEFREAK
Duh. Complete sets of books/movies pls. Oh and limited edition pls. Thank you very much.

6. MY GUY HAS EVERYTHING AND DOESN'T WANT ANYTHING
There is 2 things you can do.
Make a voucher.
Something like this..
Voucher A - Breakfast in Bed
Voucher B - *something kinky*
Voucher C - Claim 10 free kisses in public
Voucher D - Dinner and Movie
etcetc

So your guy can use one voucher per day and you have to perform the act on the voucher for that day.. so its time to offer him something daring and exciting!!! Cool ya?

The 2nd thing is to show up and ask him to pack his bags cuz yall are going to Phuket.
for example.

Hehe.. hope I helped out.. Cheers..
(I am boycotting Valentine's, anyone on my side?)