Who’s excited for National Day? We know we are! We’ve covered so much on National Day Parade and all the happenings on Dayre that you could feel our excitement all the way across the screen.
Sharing our excitement for National Day is… Shufeng, our featured Alpha of the month! Going by the social media handle @PetiteKSF, no prizes for guessing that she’s really petite ;D She’s also one of our newest addition to the Churp Churp family so come along with us as we take you through Shufeng’s makeup inspirations, shopping tips and more!
1. Hi Shufeng, we hope July has been a good month for you! Do you have any July favourites?
Hello, same goes to all of you reading this
Talking about the month of July, I must say that it was a hectic one… But there is always room for July favourites!
Let’s start with makeup – I’m extremely cautious when it comes to buying foundation as my skin is pretty sensitive to a lot of commercials brands. This time, Etude House did it again with their latest powder cushion which has won my heart over. I love how it transforms to powder within a few seconds the moment you apply it on your skin!
10/10 for this product because it really gives you a very natural finish. It’s my go-to product (holy-grail!) now and I really recommend this product to the ladies who are looking for a powdery and a more natural finish.
Skincare? Definitely The Wellness Clinic products right now. I’ve been applying all of these diligently every morning and night and am very confident to tell you guys that my skin has tremendously improved since then.
Moving onto retail brands – MDS is my favourite! Used to work with them for a few ads and now I’m happy to be a buying customer. The founder of MDS is also pretty petite so most of the clothes I get are mostly available in XS. I’m sure I don’t have to explain much as MDS is almost everywhere!
So I guess that pretty much sums up my July favourites
2. Singapore Food Festival is currently ongoing! What are your favourite local dishes and where?
Hmm… when it comes to food, I’m very greedy. My favourite local dishes are Katong Laksa, Punggol Nasi Lemak and my all-time favourite… black carrot cake! They are the best, sooo cheap and yummy that you can just forget about all the cafe food out there.
3. With National Day just around the corner, tell us what you love about Singapore!
Speaking of National Day, I’m super excited to be celebrating with the Nation this 9th August! This year, I have the privilege to catch NDP preview on 30th July all thanks to Churp Churp
This question came up often in class. Despite how expensive the country is, I still think it is a blessing to be living in this tiny red dot. Let’s take a moment to reflect on the peaceful sleep we get every day and getting home safely even when it’s 3AM in the morning.
Being born in Singapore has made me reflect on a lot of things – e.g. we don’t get natural disasters like tsunami or earthquake and security here is very tight (which we should not take for granted). Singapore Armed Forces are all very well-trained and without their contributions and hard work all these while, I doubt Singapore will be this safe.
I guess the best part about growing up in Singapore is the transportation. The government has made it so convenient for all of us! Travelling around with just Red, Green and Purple Line back then and now? We even have the blue and orange line! Not forgetting buses as well. I remember getting a bit lost with my friends when we first started taking the orange line, lol. #itwasthecoolestadventureever
4. Do you have any source of inspiration for your everyday makeup?
If you want me to describe my everyday makeup, I would say it’s more towards the Japanese style. They are very focused on eye makeup and I have been into them since I was 18 (young and vain, very sure it’s genetic. Lol) YouTube was one of the sites I surfed very often. I started putting on makeup with just $2 Daiso products; those were the only makeup products I could afford with no part-time job back then haha.
I have to admit that SOME of the makeup products on the shelves ain’t that bad and the first foundation I started using was Silkygirl! My puberty came late, so no concealers needed at that point of time lol. #thisisarealjoke
As you can see, makeup trends are ever-changing, I look for inspirations through magazines and Youtube these days. Ponymakeup and Bubzbeauty are a couple of my favourite YouTubers whom you should totally follow!
5. Lip products have been all the rage these days, do you have any favourite lippie you swear by?
YES. It’s NYX Ombre Lippie and Colourpop!
NYX Ombre Lippie – What I really love about these lippies is that there are two colours in one stick. One is a lighter shade while the other is a darker shade. You’re able to create very beautiful ombre lips and rock your weekend with just that one stick. The best part is, it comes in lots of colours for you to choose from. Pigmentation wise? 10/10. NYX has been one of my favourite cosmetic brands so far. Cheap and good!
Colourpop – I guess I don’t have to explain much about this highly raved lipstick! It’s everywhere, like literally everywhere. The colour, pigmentation etc is worth every penny! I still have lots of unopened ones and intend to do a giveaway someday.
6. Describe your dream holiday!
(Picture credit to dreamingofmaldives.com)
Dream holiday? I really need one so badly! Maldives is my dream holiday. Imagine waking up to such a beautiful scenery, disconnected from the internet world with just the lovely blue sea, you and chilling with the fishes – sounds ideal. Definitely putting this dream vacation on my bucket list!
p/s: A partner to complete this holiday would be even better, hahahaha. :p
7. As a shopaholic, any shopping tips for girls who are petite just like you?
I feel that it is important to be comfortable in our skin and wear whatever that is comfortable. To me, fashion has no rules. You are what you wear, be comfortable and let no one tell you how you should dress. It’s ok not to be perfect, it’s perfectly ok not to have a Victoria’s Secret model body too.
My wardrobe is in a huge mess, it’s insane and I don’t even want to think about it. My best shopping tips I can give for petite ladies are:
- To look taller, nude heels are the way to go. I feel they definitely help to “lengthen” your legs, especially in photos. I own like 3 to 4 pairs of similar nude heels, never sick of them!
- Try to avoid midi skirts, they will make you look shorter and tinier as a person, not many petite girls can pull that off.
- Never get an oversized bag, it’s like a hell-no. BUT, it’s perfectly ok for you to get an oversized tee, they are very comfortable and common now. I’ve been digging that lately.
(Best tip: Get your boyfriend’s shirt, you can save some money. Lol)
- Do try to avoid tea-length dress as it isn’t ideal for petite women. You might want to be a little bold and show some skin. Get a dress around or above your knee length. It will make you look taller. Just because we don’t have a supermodel body, that doesn’t mean you don’t have the rights to flaunt your petite body. Aye.
- Jumpsuits are my favourite! My main tip in picking jumpsuits? Prints. I always avoid jumpsuits that have too many prints. Block colours and simple colours are good as they’re very flattering on petite women.
Yep, I guess that’s all I can think of right now. You can always hit me up on my social media platform if you need any tips! I might pop out some new ones for you. Sharing is caring 😉
8. Your adorable Shih Tzu has been popping up on your social media platforms! Do you have any advice for potential dog owners?
Ah, that naughty little boy! I personally feel that having a pet dog at home requires a lot of attention but they can play a big part in relieving your stress after a long day at work too. If you’re getting a pet at home, always make sure you do your simple accounts. Having a pet can burn a hole in your pocket, so be ready for this.
Besides all the fun, there’s a lot to consider before having a pet dog at home. The medical expenses, approval license, monthly food expenses, grooming expenses, toys, training expenses and miscellaneous expenses that will cost a bomb in the end.
9. This might be random but what is your #1 song on your playlist?
Secret Love Song by Little Mix!
10. Lastly, what’s one thing people don’t usually know about you?
I had moles near my eye area when I was a kid. I finally got them lasered away when I was 18. It was so ugly and irritating! I guess my Secondary school friends can vouch for that, lol!! The fortune teller also pointed out that the moles near my eye area symbolized something bad but I can’t really remember what it is. Hence, I got it lasered for good. In fact, I feel much more confident when I head out now. I used to lock myself up as I hated getting unnecessary stares and comments when I was out. I was so insecure when I was young! Thank god, it’s all over now.
Yes, Maldives is one of our dream holiday destinations too! Hope you enjoyed getting personal with Shufeng, do check out her blog and social media platforms for peeks into her life. Don’t forget to follow her on Dayre too
That’s all we got this week, have a Churp-y weekend all!