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Zürich, August 2013
Photo that has nothing to do with this post




My absolute favourite beauty blog is Super by Timai --- Timai (a professional "colour designer") is incredigly genuine, insightful and hilarious. I just love her spirit, her view of the world, her reflections on beauty (and on life, as well, in her more personal entries). It's definitely impacted my very own perception of beauty, and the way I use products. Some tips that I stand by, that I picked up from her tutorials or her interviews with other women, are:


Le teint en transparence
Lâcher prise sur les imperfections / Letting go of the imperfections
S'en foutre / To not care
To have fun (!!!)





Zürich, August 2013




One of my favourite tutorials of hers is the one below; this is exactly how I apply blush, though I use Bobbi Brown's Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks in the shade Powder Pink. Timai uses Giorgio Armani's Face Fabric foundation in the video (one of her favourite products), while I currently use (and absolutely love) Chanel's Vitalumière Aqua foundation in Beige 20; the texture is a lot lighter than the Missha BB cream I previously used (and have grown to really dislike), and the tint a lot more natural-looking on me.



SunKissed from Supertimai on Vimeo.







Zürich, August 2013
Summer skin --- You can hardly really see any blush here, though. It's more noticeable in person (but still pretty subtle)

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(I really loved, and miss Zürich/Switzerland)




kiko

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After deleting a large number of cryptic, melodramatic posts that have accumulated over the last ten years (and there is still much more to delete), I'm starting to feel more comfortable with the idea of reusing this journal again (I'm far too lazy to start up a new one, or to move to Wordpress/Blogspot, despite how complicated Livejournal can be). In the past, I'd only post when I'd feel overwhelmed with sadness or nostalgia, and I'm over that. Now when I feel sad, I just like to ride it out, not document it. There are far more interesting things out there that I'd like to freely post about - topics ranging from sustainable fish farming to. . . skincare products. It's also comforting to know that my journal pretty much has no audience; this makes me feel much less self-conscious about my writing or the lack of depth that may be reflected in future posts (this is a warning).


kiko

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My iPhone calendar tells me important things:



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My tumblr dash shows me beautiful images:



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2012/04/22 could not come any sooner though --- Seoul awaits me! Very exited to reunite with one of my best friends who is currently teaching English there. I also plan on visiting Busan for a few days; I can't wait to be near the ocean.

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kiko

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A Taste of Vietnam
Filmed and edited by Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine, who were invited to explore the food in Vietnam last month. (Mmmmm. . . !)


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Vietnam, back in the early to mid 70's, when my parents got married:








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