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{CRYSTAL'S CLOSET}: THE PRETTY HAT


Hats used to be one of my favorite accessories when I was in high school. But sadly, I don't have much chance wearing them very often now. You can probably count how many times I've featured a hat in this blog. Not more than 5 times. Not because I no longer like them, I think they always look so chic and cute, but rather due to the inconvenience at work when I have to meet 4- 5 clients in a day, I have no choice but to wear hat only when I go for an event, travel or when I get off from work. 

It was so exciting that last week, I had a perfect excuse to dress up a little bit more dramatic (than usual) with my hat at the Longines Singapore Gold Cup. As elegant cocktail dress code with hats was a requirement, I had no reason why not to go all the way to be creative and to have fun with it. Getting a cocktail dress was a piece of cake but getting a right hat to go well with it was indeed, a challenge to me. Nevertheless, the challenge didn't last very long as Eskpade came to offer me their limited-less choice of hats to chose from. Better still, they even customized a hat to match with ANY dress that I would want to wear on that day. 

I picked a satin V-neck empire waist floral tank dress out of my wardrobe, took the photo of the dress and sent to Kristine (owner of Eskpade). 2 days later, she sent me back a photo of the headpiece that she personally hand-made it just for me, I was hooked. By the way, the headpiece that you are seeing on this blog entry is what I'm talking about. It's the best dress-hat combo that I've ever seen/ worn. It's close to perfection, isn't it?

I told her once and I'm going to repeat it again: My dress was NOTHING without this headpiece. Never thought of a small headpiece could make such a great difference on the outfit.  I had great time at the Longines event, received a lot of compliments from different people on my outfit and I couldn't feel more proud of telling them how did we come up with the whole idea. It was fun, fulfilling, spontaneous and that's exactly what Fashion is all about. Take a look at the photos below!














Get my look at: 
Dress: Oasap - Also love this one 
Shoes: Charles & Keith- Also love this one and this one
Headpice: Special thank to Eskpade
Watch: Swarovski

Thank you so much for reading everyone! 
Special thank to Eskpade for the sponsorship!

P/s: If you are looking for a gorgeous headpiece to attend an event, Eskpade is the right place you to visit. Tell them what you are looking for, what you are planning to wear (just like me), they'll come up with a perfect headpiece that you can never find it anywhere else. Good luck! 

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COLLABORATION,

{BEAUTY}: GLOW WITH GLOW MINERALS MAKEUP


I just have to be completely honest to say that I don't really care much about makeup, cosmetics as much as I care about fashion. Saying "Care", I mean I should have known everything about the signature products of different brands, what is good, what is new in the market, etc... but I don't, really. 

And I always end up having a hard time to find the answer for these questions: "What makeup brand is good? Which products are suitable for my skin". I've tried many different brands before but none could give me the satisfactory feeling that I've been looking for. I haven't found the right product that is able to please my combination skin just yet. Very coincidentally, when I thought of trying out and looking for mineral cosmetics, this Glowminerals products came at the right time. A special thank to Cutis Medical Laser Clinic for introducing these products to me. Better still, thank you so much for the generous sponsorship, I do not know how long will it take me to finish all these products. 

I've received these gorgeous Glominerals products few months ago but until now, I haven't finished 1/3 of them despite applying my makeup everyday for the past 4 months. After so long, I'm still in love with these amazing products and have nothing to complain about. They are just perfect for me! 


Brought home bunch of products from Cutis Medical Clinic to try out. The have tons of items in the clinic or on the website to offer, so be sure to check them out. I didn't have enough hands and legs to carry everything back home with me, so here are the few that I personally picked.




Perfect lips duo, lips gloss and lipstick. 


Eye shadow trio and makeup blushes


Powder, Bronzer, Perfecting Powder and Protecting Powder with SPF30. These are my favorite. I'm also crazy about their face primer and the foundation with satin finish that gives me the smooth as silk skin. 

I don't know any way to describe how amazing these products are other than showing you an up close and personal look at my face before and after transformation using Glo Minerals products. Pictures speak thousand words. 

As some of you have asked me before about my natural daily makeup routine, below would be the best answer for you with my step-by-step makeup tutorial. 



As I need to be out and about most of the time, protecting my skin from the UV light is extremely important to me. I always apply sunscreen before anything else. Thereafter, I'll start applying face primer before foundation for a flawless and long lasting look. This is by far the best face primer that I've used. While other primers always freak me out with the extra (and unwanted) greasy look on my face, this does not only keep the shine away but also fill in my large pores and make skin look so fresh and feel like velvet. 
  
After face primer, this liquid foundation with satin finish is all you need to achieve the extreme flawless, smooth and fabulous skin.   


Don't forget to set everything in with Perfecting Powder before moving on to the eyes makeup. 




Curl your lashes. 




Apply mascara! 


Play-up cheekbones with the rosie blush. 
Lastly, give your lips some love. 

And that's it! The entire makeup routine doesn't take me more than 20 minutes to finish everyday. 
I heard you! You want to take a look at the before and after photo? Here you have it: 


See how much a little makeup could change our look? I'm not a heavy makeup person unless I'm on stage to perform or in dance competition, I choose to have natural makeup look most of the time. Personally, I think I've found my favorite cosmetic brand after so long. It's worth the wait! 




If you are a crazy fan of mineral cosmetics just like me, I suggest you should give Glominerals cosmetic a try and I'm sure you won't be disappointed. But please be warned: you might not even want to try any other mineral makeup brands after that at all. 

Interested in buying the products? Quote "CRYSTALPHUONG" when visiting Cutis Medial Laser Clinic at: 
9 Scotts Road #03-06 Pacific Plaza 228210 Singapore. 
Tel: 6664 8119
Email: hello@cutislaserclinics.com

Don't forget to visit their website, follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube for more updates. 

Thank you so much for reading!

***This blog entry is proudly sponsored by Cutis Medical Laser Clinics . Products information is based on the Glominerals official website, opinions are on my own. Any further clarification, please email to enquiry@crystalphuong.net

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{CRYSTAL'S CLOSET}: GREEN WITH ENVY


Have you ever looked at one piece of clothes in the store and immediately be reminded of the other staple in your wardrobe? And you knew exactly what to wear, how to style it. That's what happened to me when I went shopping at ZARA few weeks ago and found this green top with asymmetrical hem tucked among hundred items on the sales rack.

The green top looked ordinary on the display stand (just like many other tank tops) until I picked it up, had a closer look and felt it with my own hand, I'M SOLD. Strangely enough, it even led to me to think of my one and only vertical striped pants which I have not been wearing them for long time. I only wore the pants twice since I bought them 2 years ago. When I imagined how this green top could go so well with my pants together, I had no reason why not to bring "her home. 

There are so many things I love about this simple top. Besides the silky soft material, loose fitting and the rich green color, I absolutely adore the asymmetrical hem with the ruffle detail on this top. It's long enough to cover my belly button, but short enough to show some skin when it's appropriate. It's fun, girly and flirty outfit which is truly my style. 

While the vertical striped pants seem to be more daring, bold and edgy, the wavy subtle green top is the perfect "partner" to cool "him" down and to make everything work. A floppy hat and a pair of matching heels were there on purpose to add in some classic and elegant "flavors". The whole look and feel of this outfit turned out exactly as what was in my mind few months ago. 

Now, it's time to let the outfit speak for itself. I've done my part as a match-maker. 











Thank you so much for reading! I hope you enjoy looking at these beautiful photos shot by me and Alicia, my favorite photographer. I can't wait to share with you more in the next blog post. 
Meanwhile, shop for this outfit here! 

::Outfit::
Green silk blouse: ZARA (Also love this one and this one)
Striped pants: OASAP (Also love this one)
Heels: Charles & Keith (old)- Also love this one
Handbag: Charles & Keith (Love this one and this one)
Hat: Forever21 (Also love this one)
Necklace: Lovisa (Also love this one)

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FUCHSIA FOR FIDE FASHION WEEK 2013

Last month was such a crazy, busy month for me with so much works, fashion weeks, events and travel. As I wasn't able to split myself into half, I had no choice but to miss some of the biggest events of the year. One of them was Fide Fashion Week 2013.

The 10 days fashion week was held in Marina Bay Sands attracted love and attention of many fashion lovers, media and fans with the special appearances of some big names in the entertainment industry i.e G-Dragon, Rain, etc...I was out of town from day 2 to day 8, thus I only managed to attend day 9 and 10. Thank to the social networking that I was still able to follow each and every show through Instagram. Even though, nothing beats the feeling of watching the show for real and admiring at the brilliant designs up close and personal on the runway.



Wearing lace dress from ASOS to watch the lingerie fashion show by designer Ari Dein seemed to be my best choice that night. I loved the slash neckline with a scoop back design on this Mini Bodycon Crowl Back In Lace dress, it was a true surprise and an eye-catching factor. Besides, the romantic floral lace overlaid on incredibly soft fabric made this dress really hard to resist.



Stood out from the crowd was the little fuchsia dress. At the overwhelming events like this, being different sometimes is a good thing. 












::Outfit::
Dress: ASOS
Shoes: Schutz (Also love this one and this one)
Earrings, accessories & watch: Swarovski.
Handbag: Love Moschino


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