Monday, 24 March 2014

SPRING BREAK! (NYC Adventures yet again!)

Spring break is here! Most schools I know only have like a week, but we have 2 hehe. SO GLAD.
ANYWAY! This spring break I decided to stay here in NY, feeling really lazy haha. I decided to just tour around NYC and like stay in dorms to cook haha!

Last Sunday to Wednesday, 3 friends from Buffalo came down! A couple of us stayed at Rev's in NYU! It's sooooo convenient omg. Makes me wanna study there lol.

ANYWAY here's some of our adventure in pictures!

Here's me all excited and with my freshly dyed blue highlight haha

Thats me, Rev, Jia En, Lawrence, Jia Chien

Eggs Benedict for Brunch!!

OMG. Super yums ramen at Ippudo! 

Us watching Rock of Ages Musical!

Halal Guys (Chicken & Lamb). It's pretty good! The chili sauce is freaking spicy.

Washington Square Garden

Dinner at New Malaysia Restaurant!

48 Bowery, New York, NY 10013
(212) 964-0284
Hours: 11am - 10.30pm

After they left, I decided to stay in dorms to rest for a couple days. Since the weather seemed really nice, I decided to go out on Friday!

The High Line

USD7 Hot Chocolate. Too decadent for me though :/ Ended up wasting half of it.

3 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011
(212) 366-1414
Mon- Fri 7.30am - 7pm
Sat 8am - 7pm
Sun 9am - 6pm

Next I went for Malaysian food :3 
Asam Laksa!

25 W 8th St New York, NY 10011
(212) 254-1888

I've never really had churros before but this one was sooo yummy. It's from La Churreria.

Interior of the cafe

La Churreria
284 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012
(212) 219-0400

So yeah I'm a very picky egg tart eater haha. The only place I like in Malaysia is Tong Kei.

BUT THIS. OMG. Im so happy I found egg tart here that tastes like Tong Kei's.
It's just so good. 

LASTLY. MY OOTD. How would I ever forget that. HAHA. Since it was relatively warm that day, I decided to dress like this haha. Of course with a coat on top.

Top: JCrew
Shorts: Nichii
Shoes: Union City, NJ
Necklace: Charlotte Russe

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Blue Hair Update & Ootd!

Spring is here and the weather is just gorgeous!

Here's a quick ootd post on what I wore to the city last weekend!

Simple black dress: Forever 21
Leather jacket: Forever 21
Denim shirt: H&M
Shades: Bass
Necklace: eBay
Socks: eBay
Combat boots: some Malaysian online boutique 
Handbag: Ninewest 

Beanie: some touristy shop in Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco
Lipstick: em Michelle Phan, Passion Berries
Different necklace: Charlotte Russe

 So now for my hair update!

A brief summary on how I manage my hair.
I wash it 2-4 times a week since the weather here in New York permits. Also because I don't want the dye to fade too quickly and I don't want to strip all the natural oils from my hair too much. Wanna keep them healthy and not dry yo!
I use sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner, specifically from the brand Melaleuca. I shampoo my hair twice, then condition.
After I get out of the shower, I use 2 pumps of L'oreal Professional Mythic Oil. 

I rarely use any heat on my hair nowadays.
If I decide to curl my hair, I will use TRESemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Leave-in Spray. HOWEVERRRRR I am still can't decide if it works or not.

I love doing heatless curls/ waves though! And it's super easy!
- Just tie a french braid while your hair is damp and sleep on it overnight!
- Wake up in the morning and loosen up your braid. TADAH! Gorgeous mermaid heatless waves!

Back to the topic...

If you wanna see my blue hair dying process, click HEREEEEEE.

If you follow me on Instagrammmm, you'll probably notice the color change.

Basically deep blue (almost black) --> ultramarine blue --> cobalt blue --> turquoise --> funky shades of green.

These two pictures below were taken on 9th March 2014, 55 days after I dyed it blue.

It has obviously turned green lol.

The following two photos were taken today, 11th March 2014, 57 days after dying, after 1 wash since the photos above!

The yellow is showing more now. So yup. I'm pretty impressed that it stayed in there for quite a while though! 

Top: Sungei Wang, KL, Malaysia
Lip: em Cosmetics Pillow Plush lip balm in Bubblegum

Since spring break is starting this weekend for me, I wanna leave with prettier hair LOL. So I'm gonna dye it blue again, using another brand called Sparks. I bought it when I was in Urban Outfitters. Couldn't find ant reviews so I'm just gonna try it out myself and post a review!


Happy Spring Break to those who have spring break :P