A life & style blog written by Bash Harry, a 21 year old perfectionist with little to say but much to do. Let's talk beauty, fashion and intersectional feminism.



Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Currently | March 02

March has been a very busy month. Model UN, UNICEF Workshops, the overwhelming sense of exams around the corner. I'm so thankful it's school break right now. I'm not so thankful that I'll have to study for the majority of it. I love to study as much as the next person, but I wish for a break sometimes. 

In all, my March was hectic. So many events happened that I can't sum up in just one post but I'd like to try. It's good though. I like being distracted. I like doing things. I like feeling important. 

So anyway, here is my March!


Friday, 27 March 2015

Short Hair, Don't Care

Cutting your hair short makes you realize how honest people are, specifically telling you that you look like a boy. Yes, Mom, Dad, sisters, brother, cousins and nieces. I know I may look like a boy. But as long as I look like a pretty boy, I think I'll be fine.

This isn't the first time I cut my hair into a pixie cut, I've had it short since I was seven but I grew my hair out since I was fourteen. By the time it reached my waist, I knew it needed to be chopped off again. Which you can read about here. I liked that cut, but I became annoyed by how quickly it grew, and how the ends kept sticking out. I needed to visit the salon again. 

This time I cut it short and cool with a fringe, something I've never had before. I was ecstatic and couldn't wait to show it off. To be frank, I don't care who thinks what about my hair. Short hair triumphs long hair any day. 

So have you ever had a pixie cut? Which side of the battle are you; short hair or long hair? I'd love to know! 

And no, I'm not trying to look like Anne Hathaway. I'm trying to look like Audrey Hepburn. 

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Beauty | All About That Base

I don't wear makeup every day, but I wear it enough on a regular basis to know what looks good with what on who. Me in particular. Recently, I've come to realize that I tend to reach for specific products that just go so well with each other. Though it has limited to me to just a few products most of the time, I can finish my base in just under ten minutes! An achievement my mom claims is unnecessary.

So this what I use for my everyday base. Note, this is different from formal makeup base etc. Everyday makeup shouldn't have contouring or lots of blush. This is just what I use to look half-way decent and half-way natural when I go out. 

Here are the products for my foundation base!


Saturday, 21 March 2015

5 Things to Do in New York

It's been a year since I visited USA. The first time in my then-sixteen-year-old life outside of South East Asia. My dad needed a guardian, and I was available. We stayed with my relatives in Virginia, bordering on Washington, D.C but that's another story. During the trip, we went to New York City for a long weekend. A trip within a trip. And my, what a memorable trip it was.

In hindsight, there are a lot of things I wish I did. I wish I wasn't on my phone so much. I wish took more photos. I wish I stayed up later and talked to more people. Yet there are still many things I did that I'd do all over again if I had the chance to go back.  I thought I'd share them with you!

So here are five things you should do in New York! (from the perspective of a small-country girl)


Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Beauty | Lush BB Seaweed Fresh Face Mask

Rating: 5/5

My first Lush product ever. It's difficult to find Lush products here, or anywhere for that matter. It is not a beauty brand many know despite it's acclaim and recent mainstream success. I wanted to try to it out for such a long time but only now have I managed to get my hands on a few!

The Lush BB Seaweed Mask is a soothing and smoothing mask made with all-natural and vegan ingredients. Lush is famous for being one of the most prominent vegan beauty brands. It always acknowledging this at every moment's notice. I have to say, Lush creates a great name for itself. Both as a company and as a manufacturer.


Saturday, 14 March 2015

Books | #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

“The energy you’ll expend focusing on someone else’s life is better spent working on your own. Just be your own idol.”  - Sophia Amoruso

Rating: 4/5

It seems every blogger has this book, usually Kindle edition. Left and right, everyone praises the book. Perhaps it is in part of the author; Sophia Amoruso. CEO and Founder of Nasty Gal, and #GIRLBOSS (Yes, the hashtag and all caps are necessary).

The best way to describe #GIRLBOSS is that it is part-memoir, part-self-help, part feminism book. It shows her from the anti-capitalist who couldn't hold a job for two weeks to the CEO of the fastest growing online retailer. How she manages to take her tiny e-bay shop to a powerhouse name can be found in this book weaved with business tips and funny anecdotes.


Thursday, 12 March 2015

Versatile Blogger Award

Oh yay! I've never been nominated for a Blogger Award before! This is amazing, just exhilarating. Thank you, Roxanne from the Awkward Turtle and Shaira from Shaira Manalo for nominating me. It is such an honor.

Here are seven things you may want to know about me but don't necessarily need to:

1. My Mug Collection | A venture of mine is buying adorable mugs for me to sip on idly. A recent addition to my collection is a black and white mug with Coffee written in bold, black letters I bought for just $1.85. 

2. Odd Jobs | I work as a freelance makeup-artist and actor mostly however I have also been a vendor, model and recently, played Elsa for a little girl's birthday party then went to the Mall and an outbreak ensued. Suffice to say, I was a hit. 

3. Bash: ViolinistI played the violin for over 8 years, when I stopped at 11 due to exams. I just never picked it up since. Perhaps I will try playing it again one day.

4. Learning French | My parents put me in French lessons when I was eight. I loved it but then the tuition place moved and I couldn't go anymore. Now, I only remember the basic phrases and the numbers until twelve.

5. Future Law Student | After A Levels, I plan on furthering my studies as a Law student in the UK. I don't want to to jinx it so I'm working hard to make sure that dream succeeds.

6. Young Feminist | I was feminist before I knew what feminism was. I wanted to be seen as a girl but equal to the boys, play with dolls but run and fight during play time. In that sense, I was pretty damn cool.

7. Writer's Block | One day, I want to publish a novel. It's been a goal of mine since I could remember. The problem is I never end any stories, the folder full of unfinished documents is proof.


Sunday, 8 March 2015

#Dear Me | Letters to My Younger Self

In support of International Women's Day, many women have come out with a letter to their younger selves. This is to give advice to their past self and genuinely support themselves at the young age when they were still figuring everything out. And hopefully, give young girls advice as well. I think this is beautiful, showing the difference as we were and as we are.

While this is mostly created by adult women speaking to their teenage self, I am a teenage speaking much younger selves. Things I wish I had known, and should have knew. So here is mine.

Dear Bash…


Friday, 6 March 2015

Makeup | Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation

Rating: 4/5

It's so strange to talk about makeup in public nowadays. You can't say, 'Oh, have you tried Better Than Sex yet?' or 'NARS' Orgasm looks great on you!' without getting more than a few weird looks. So whenever I praise this Urban Decay's Naked Skin Foundation, strangers tend to furrow their brows and look at me disapprovingly.

It doesn't matter though. Because I do love Naked Skin. 


Monday, 2 March 2015

OOTD | Pop of Purple

Dress : Next plc | Jeans : Uniqlo | Boots : H&M
Necklace : (similar) | Beanie :  (similar)
I was absurdly tired this morning. I slept late due to a high dose of caffeine at ten o'clock, and woke up too early to finish a few blog stuff and to prepare for Model UN. You can see the bags under my vacant stare if you look closely. Though it shouldn't be surprising, I am seventeen after all. The last year of adolescent should be spent staying up and partying. However, my definition of partying is staying home with an 8tracks tab open and making plans. 

Sounds perfect to me.

In other news, my favourite boots' faux leather is beginning to scuff and tear. It's not terrible but it's noticeable. Do you have any clue how to fix the scuffing?
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