Wednesday, December 28, 2016


It was a huge risk but I did it!
My hair is now a mixture of teal, blue and green.

I've been absent for quite some time (as always). I just completed my diploma!
Besides that, nothing much has been going on.
My final semester in college has been hectic. It's the first time that I've gone more than 24 hours without sleep. Despite the lack of sleep and the long periods of stressing over assignments, I guess it was worth it in the end. It wasn't a 4.0 CGPA but I am satisfied because I got what I feel I deserved.
I'm currently finding an intern job. I've already sent two applications but I have yet to receive any replies. *devastated face emoji*

Some of you may be wondering on how I got this hair color.
I didn't get it done at a salon because I was simply too broke to afford a professional service.
I dyed my hair using La Riche Direction's hair dye in Lagoon Blue.
You can check out their website here:
If you look at the photo on the website, you'll realise that my color does not look like that.
This is because my previous blonde was pretty yellow and I didn't tone it nor bleach it once more before dyeing it.
I actually prefer my color over the striking blue that's shown on the website.
The dye itself is conditioning but I did mix it with more conditioner on my own.

I'm really liking this color! I'm ordering another tub of hair dye in lilac.
Once this blue fades, I'll give lilac a shot.

Thanks for reading x

Sunday, September 4, 2016


I'm back with a new video. This time it's my very first lookbook video in collaboration with Kvltvra!
I received several items from Kvltvra and I decided to make a lookbook video to show you how I'd style each product.
I've never really dabbled with streetwear so this was a great opportunity to try out a new style.
In addition to that, I get to show my support for a new local brand!
Yes, Kvltvra is an alternative streetwear brand based in Malacca, Malaysia.
What differs Kvltvra from your ordinary streetwear brand is that it ties streetwear and the alternative/punk scene together through their clothing.
I'm a huge fan of alternative music and fashion so Kvltvra definitely piqued my interest despite its products reflecting more of a street edge- a style that I never really involved myself in at that time.
Kvltvra is also a brand that has a strong sense individuality.
I'm very supportive when it comes to being true to yourself.
I'm all about embracing the fact that we are all unique individuals and we should not strive to be like anybody else or alter our personalities/outlooks just to "fit in".
Besides that, Kvltvra stands for independent thinking and free speech with their strong messages and quotes found on their items.
"One Person's God" tee. Retailed at Rm65

After receiving the items, I grew completely infatuated with them!
Below are pictures of what I received:

SINITIC tee, MANIPULATE tote bag, 克族(ke zu) six panel cap and a packet of stickers

Their tee shirts are unisex but is in a male cutting. The fabric is thick but soft and smooth- unlike regular tee shirts that are usually rather rigid and rough.
I'm wearing an S but it is still a little oversized due to the cutting but it fits just the way I like it.
I usually roll the sleeves up (like how I did in the video) or knot the front of it (like in the GIF above).
I love pairing tee shirts like this with high waist jeans (preferably ripped) or tucked into an A-line skirt with a black belt.
You can get this tee at their website

Their shirts are proudly made in Malacca.

This is my first and only six panel cap that I own. I chose white because black is out of stock.
I was skeptical about the white cap at first because I rarely wear anything all-white except for plain white tees.
Also, I've never seen myself in a cap and I was afraid that it would make my chubby face even rounder but I think it looks pretty decent. With the correct positioning, my hair helped in creating an illusion of a slimmer face hahaha.
(on a side note: I recently ventured out of my comfort zone and got my first pair of plain white sneakers.)

Last but not least, the package came along with a bag of stickers and their name card.
I immediately stuck one of them on my laptop to add to my growing collection of laptop stickers.
I tuck another underneath my transparent phone cover and used their name card as a bookmark.

It's safe to say that I'm a fan.

Follow their Instagram and visit their website at to make a purchase.

Monday, July 18, 2016


I've been pondering about making this post for ages but, as always with the same excuse, I couldn't find the time to do so. After much procrastination, I finally spared some time to evaluate all the art accounts I follow and pick out the ones that have me staring at their art feeling mesmerised and entranced by their detailed strokes each time it pops up on my feed.

First up is @roseellenswenson.
If my memory doesn't fail me, I found her account as I was casually scrolling through my popular feed. The feed was featuring one of her portraits and I stopped mid-scroll because of her use of colors that matched perfectly together and her gothic fairy-like art style that also carried such a beautiful aura of melancholy were pulling at my eyes like magnets.
Rose herself resembles her art- uniquely exquisite. Her portraits are one of a kind and are truly breathtaking. No words can describe the intricate beauty Rose and her art have, so do check out her Instagram feed for yourself!

 Next is @lucasbavid whose real name is actually Lucas David. You've probably stumbled upon his art on tumblr if you look through the #grunge tag as often as I do (teehee). His gothic twist and dark interpretations of legendary rockstars, icons of the alternative scene and even the mainstream scene are undeniably creative. He also does art that do not feature celebrities but also carry the same cadaverous and darkly whimsical sense. I've been following his account for ages and I've been meaning to purchase his Kurt Cobain, Marilyn Manson and Lana Del Rey prints but his prices, which are in USD, are still unaffordable for me. Don't worry, there will come a time when I am financially stable and am able to purchase all the art I desire.

My first encounter with @johnrockart was when I was looking through tagged photos of well-known style blogger @luanna90 on Instagram. The photo that caught my eye was a drawing of Luanna in one of her outfits. It stood out amongst the rest because of the colors and the emphasized, ultra-long lashes that is one of @johnrockart's unique art style. She recently followed me back on Instagram and  I was obviously thrilled to have the privilege of being followed by such a beautifully eccentric artist. One of my current favourite portraits done by @johnrockart is her sketch of Willow Smith's cover on a recent issue of Teen Vogue (the sixth photo in the above screen capture).

Gosh, there are no words worthy enough to describe the exquisite beauty, detail and striking realism of @fr.vnc's art. There were many times where I mistook his hand drawn portraits for a black and white photograph when it appears on my feed. He captures the beauty of his muses so accurately it always leaves me in awe at how realistic his portraits are. He captivates his many followers with his art and he also breaks their hearts when he slowly paints over his portraits with white paint and videos the heart-wrenching process.

@annajanesearle not only sketches, but does embroidery as well. Her art always touches my inner gypsy. You should know by now that I have a huge heart for detailing- the tinier, more minuscule the better. That's why I really admire artists like @annajanesearle who pay keen attention to details. What amazes me about @annajanesearle's work is that her embroideries are as detailed as her sketches. She mostly draws towers, moons and crystals. All three carry witchy vibes that I love. But recently, she's been drawing and embroidering ocean related scenes and objects. With her permission, I'd like to get one her artworks tattooed some day.

I haven't forgotten about my local talents!
Malaysia is also booming with immensely talented and creative artists.
Below are three of my favourite Malaysian artists that I've been a long loyal follower of.

I became completely infatuated with @brendalx3's art when I first came across it and maybe I'm a tad bit envious too because we're the same age but I'm barely half as talented as her. I love her color palette and her art style. I find the way she crops out her portraits and places them on a different background and how she edits her art very creative too. @brendalx3's art is definitely underrated and deserves so much more followers. I anticipate the day where her popularity rises and her talent is widely appreciated.

Ahh, @tianhu3y! We've been following each other for so long on Instagram we've practically became internet friends. She's one of the very first art accounts I followed. I don't remember how I came across her account but it was probably through mutual friends or followings. Her creative, versatile and varied art styles always amazes me. What astounds me even more is that she's two years younger than I am. I'm turning 20 soon but my knowledge of using paint is far from hers. Tian Huey, if you're reading this, I want you to know that I've always been a big fan of you. Always have and always will! It's so great to see how far you've come and how much you've grown. Don't stop making art because the world needs your quirky creativity, individualism and one-of-a-kind personality.

Last but not least is @jynwaye whom I discovered through mutual followings. Her earlier artworks consisted of realistic paintings of famous packeted snacks, flatlays and comic book heroes. She still occasionally paints the latter. Recently, she's been doodling places she visited and things she came across along the way in her journal. I find it such a creative way to document her travels. It's nice to see how she sums up her day through her art. 

That's all for this post! Do give all the above mentioned artists a follow if you enjoy their work as much as I do. If you know any art accounts on Instagram that you think I should check out, please tell me in the comments as well.