‘Mark my words’ collection and other cool stuff

Signed up for a stall space at a Creme Creative Market bazaar at the Cathay yesterday. Though most stalls were occupied by established local brands, I decided to give it a go when asked since that would give me a deadline to finally finish some of the things I’ve been wanting to make for the longest time.

So there it is, my simple and last-minute set-up:

On the left are some clutches made by an overseas artist which I love like crazy. Decided to bring in a few extra since I felt that people here would love them too and they definitely did! The large bronze laptop clutch (see previous post) was also on display for custom size orders and the navy blue and orange pouches are part of my latest brainwave – the start of the ‘mark my words’ collection.

For a few months I’ve been meaning to make these totes and pouches that allow for fun and re-labelling with alphabet stickers. Not only do these make great gifts with custom messages, but they’re excellent for organising your stuff too!

The vinyl alphabet stickers are removable and re-stickable times infinity (somewhat like car decal stickers) and I had to work with a custom printer to get them done (thanks for your patience Ken!)

Each pouch comes with a satin lined interior – hot pink for the vermillion pouches and turquoise for the navy blue.

It was a mad rush mass sewing these pouches the day before and didn’t get down to all the colour combinations and sizes I wanted to make but will be working on those shortly!

If you’re interested in purchasing or distributing, do email me at sayhi@micheleng.sg! :)

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Magnetic nail polish

After the OPI shatter craze, nail polish gets even crazier with magnetic nail lacquers from nails inc.!

nails inc magnetic polish

Each bottle comes with a magnetic cap that creates instant patterns when held over the nail due to the metallic particles in the lacquer. See it in action here.

Available in Trafalgar Square (silver/ chrome), Houses of Parliament (deep purple) and Big Ben (gold) from Sephora US and nails inc. London. A perfect marriage of physics and beauty. :)

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The more pockets the better

Nothing ground-breaking, but just wanted to share a new makeup bag I found recently.

Unlike many cosmetic and toiletry bags, this one has a ton of compartments which I LOVE! Most other bags come with one main compartment with few additional pockets but this one just takes the cake.

It’s called Voyager Deluxe and it’s a remake of the original Voyager bag from Make Up Store.

The exterior is really sleek and simple which is great:

It’s got a sloping side which surprisingly doesn’t restrict the amount of stuff you can squeeze into this puppy:

It’s got a hook, two smaller zipper compartments and one main zipper compartment on the flap. The mesh pouch in the main compartment uses velcro and can be removed (again, very thoughtful!). Three velcro mesh pockets in the front.

Filled this up with random cosmetics as I was emptying out some unnecessary items from my main train case for a shoot today. This really fits a ton of stuff and is excellent as a set bag as well!

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Photos from a Sunday shoot

Had the pleasure of doing hair and makeup for a shoot with Jeff, a talented (and extremely nice) photographer from Ikon Visuals.

Though Sundays aren’t my favourite days to be out working on a shoot, the team was a lovely bunch and the outcome was definitely worth it. (Another plus would be free parking on Sundays!)

Hair was curled without electricity and curling irons but the resulting volume was still pretty nice thanks to a ton of styling water and hairspray. Kudos to Jeff and the girls who trooped out onto the muddy grasslands in high heels for this!

Check out more photos here!

(Featured above are the lovely models Tanya and Rachael Alessandra Renovah.)

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