Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Sorry for the lack of updates and posts, been busy with attatchments. So please enjoy the 30-Day challenge posts.

About You #1 30 Day Challenge: Day 19

Day 19- Nicknames you have; why do you have them
When i was in primary school, my good friends and my aunt called me Mely. Don't know why but my aunt started calling me that and it stucked. Now she just calls my Mel.
In secondary school, people called me AK. I dont remember who started calling me that but since then, everyone knows me by AK. Now, i introduce myself as AK cause not many people can pronounce my full name.


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

About You #1 30 Day Challenge: Day 18

Day 18- Plans/dreams/goals you have

At first i thought i'd really end up becoming a nurse. But i now know that there are other options to go from here. I wanna take my degree and possibly teach. I'm not teaching for the money, i wanna teach cause i think i enjoy it. It may have something to do with being surronded with close family members that teach, like my mum and my dad. Wherever my life takes me, i hope i'll be happy and safe, and so will my family.


Monday, August 29, 2011

From me to you.

I would like to wish all my muslim friends, a selamat hari raya maaf zahir dan batin.


About You #1 30 Day Challenge: Day 17

Day 17- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why

If i could change lives with anyone for a day, it'd probably be some celebrity. Someone that can sing. Like Demi Lovato or something. Just cause i wanna what it would be like if i could sing. Cause i cant, so it'd be interesting to see what i'll do with that kind of voice and the fame that comes with it.


Saturday, August 27, 2011

About You #1 30 Day Challenge: Day 15

Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play
  1. Mitchell Musso - Just Go
  2. The Click Five - Don't let me go
  3. Selena Gomez - I promise you
  4. 30 Seconds To Mars - 100 Suns
  5. Alex Lambert - I didn't know
  6. Joseph Vincent - Forget You Cover
  7. Eriel Ronquillo - Monster Cover
  8. John Mayer - Slow dancing in a burning room
  9. All Time Low - I feel like dancin'
  10. Glee Cast - Defying gravity

Sneak Peak of my new wall project!

Coming soon...


Friday, August 26, 2011

About You #1 30 Day Challenge: Day 14

Day 14- A picture of you and your family


Yay or Nay?: Red Lip

Just got 2 NYX lip pencils that i ordered in the mail. I dont know how i feel about red lips on me. Looks weird, but its growing on me.

So what do you think?


Thursday, August 25, 2011

About You #1 30 Day Challenge: Day 13

Day 13- A letter to someone who has hurt you recently

To you.

This letter is for you cause i think you've hurt me these past few days. You don't know it but you did. Everyone gave those last few chances to renew yourself, but once again you disappoint. You never listen to anyone, you're rude and you're just plain stubborn. You never fail to hurt and disappoint. We do what we do to you cause we love you and want you to do better, but you wont help yourself. You can teach the stupid but you can teach the stubborn. This raya, just do one thing- be pleasant.

We try to love you as much as possible, but you keep pushing us away.


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

About You #1 30 Day Challenge: Day 12

Day 12- How you found out about Tumblr/Blogger and why you made one

I've known about it for so long. And i made one to release my creative juices. Haha, okay maybe not. But i just felt like it. :)


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

About You #1 30 Day Challenge: Day 10

Day 10- Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad

Happy: Jason reeves- Simple Song, One Direction- What makes you beautiful
Sad: Jay Sean- War, Taylor Swift- Enchanted, Natasha Beddingfield- Soulmate, Colbie Caillat- Fearless
Bored: Bed Intruder Song (HAHAH!)
Hyped: The Wanted- All time low
Mad: Tyler Hilton- Believe in me

Hope ya'll are having a great day!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Spotlight: Jason Reeves' New Album The Lovesick

In general, i really adore Jason Reeves' music. His song writing skills and melodic songs puts me in a state of trance everytime i listen to them. When i listen to his songs, i feel the words running down my spine. No one song is can be called my favourite cause each of his songs mean something different to me. If i could every write a song, it'd be what he'd already written.

His new album is as incredible as his previous ones, maybe even better. You have to listen to his songs to get what i mean. His words, so strong and it hits you hard in your face sometimes. If you know what i mean, some of his words can break you down. And thats what i love about his songs. He is definately in my top 5 favourite artists of all time. <3

Check out his myspace here, his facebook here and get his new album here and here.


About You #1 30 Day Challenge: Day 9

Day 09- Something you’re proud of in the past few days

I thought i did quite well for my pharmacology exam. Kinda glad that i kinda studied majority of what came out and im pleasantly pleased!

So i sign off with a scary alien picture of me.


Saturday, August 20, 2011

About You #1 30 Day Challenge: Day 8

Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why

My short term goal is to ace my semestral exams. They're killing me now but i hope the torture is worth it.


Friday, August 19, 2011

15 Best-Ever Diet Tips!

15 Best-Ever Diet Tips

Based on an article from Women’s Weekly Health May 2011 issue.

Article was based on a book by Sally Symonds called 50 steps to lose 50kg

Get her book Here.

1. Eat more, not less. Weight loss doesnt necessarily mean eating less, but it does mean eating better. Feeling hungry is one of the surest ways to make you give up on healthy eating.

2. Consider your carbs. Low-GI carbohydrates keep you fuller for longer. Serve yourself High-GI carbs (the ones that are high in sugar), and you are actually double dipping in terms of the negative effects. For a list of low-GI foods, click here.

3. Dont deprive your body of something it needs. All foods give us energy, but each individual food group also aids with specific functions in the body that are unique to that food group. If you severely restrict of completely eliminate, your consumption of any major groups, you will soon notice the results- and they wont just be at the waistline.

4. Don't skip meals. Especially breakfast. It slows your metabolism and makes you much more likely to overindulge at the next opportunity.

5. Water - just drink it. You can survive a couple of weeks without food, but only a couple of days without water. Increasing your water intake is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to assist your body to metabolise fat more efficiently, while simultaneously increasing your feeling of fullness.

6. Keep a food diary. For some people, the key to successful weight loss is 50 per cent diet and 50 per cent exercise For others, the ratio is much closer to 80:20. Many overweight people claim to "eat well" but are still overweight. Try keeping a food diary for awhile, you might be surprise how much extra calories you consume each day.

7. Little things mean alot. A five-minute walk, or one biscuit instead of three, does make a difference. You need to take lots of little steps, not one great big leap, to climb a mountain.

8. Monitor yourself in a way that suits your psychological makeup. Some people need to weigh themselves everyday to stay motivated. For others, this method can be extremely disheartening. Whether you use a measuring tape or an old pair of jeans, work out what works best for you and stick with it.

9. Fact versus Fiction. Food labels are what you think you're getting on a first date. Learning how to read nutrition panels takes time, but its useful. Forget the front of the packet- thats just marketing. Low-fat means its high in sugar. Nutrition panels are facts. Understand them.

10. Portion Control. When the choice is waste or waist, ask yourseld, "Am i a rubbish bin?" If you arent, then dont worry about not finishing everything on your plate.

11. Lose fats fast = get rich quick. There's a very good reason why some things sound too good to be true- they are. Beware of diets that promise you'll lose weight fast. The first thing you lose will be water, not fats.

12. Do not be a repeat offender. Around 95% of people who diet regain all their weight the have lost- and more- within two years. Most people then go back and try to lose weight again using the same method thinking that it'll work again. Clearly, it didnt!

13. Almost any plan will work- while you're on it. The key to successful and sustainable weight loss is not only an approach that teaches you about exercise and nutrition so that you can make informed choices, but also on that cultivates good mental habits too.

14. You are not the "biggest loser". Unless the only thing you have to do in your life is lose weight, you wont have time to exercise for 8 hours a day, and you wont be able to lose weight as quickly either.

15. Make healthy living a priority. A healthier, happier more energetic you not only improves the quality of your own life, but also enhances the positive impact you have onothers around you. Moreover, a healthier life usually means a longer life.

So that was it! 15 ways to help you get through dieting, the right way. This was an article that i came across in a magazine and i thought you'd like it and that you can benefit from it too. Leave me a comment below if you think this post was helpful and if you'd like more of these posts.

Stay healthy!


about You #1 30 Day Challenge: Day 7

Day 07- A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on youu
As much as i sometimes hate to admit it, i'm becoming more and more like my mother. She's strong, independent and just plain lovable. She can be such a pain sometimes, but for the most part, she's pretty much amazing. With everything she's accomplished in her life thus far, i feel like her life is the direction i want to take in mine. She has impacted my life tremendously, not just cause she's my mother, but because of the way she brings soul and love in my life. She constantly reminds me of how important it is to do well in what i do now, so that i can have a bigger and brighter future.
I might take her advice for granted sometimes, but i'll never not love her. She gave me everything and she's m everything and i love her for that.
P/s i love my dad alot too!


Thursday, August 18, 2011

About You #1 30 Day Challenge: Day 6

Day 06- Favorite super hero and why

My favourite superhero would have to be prof x, from x-men. I dont know if he counts as a superhero but i think he's pretty cool. I like his character, as a mind-manipulator/reader. What makes him more worthy of becoming favourite superhero is that he's humble about it and he doesnt take advantage of his power for his own benefits. I love the first 3 movies of x-men and i love the wolverine one as well, but i think i love x-men first class the most cause you get to see the characters before they evolved into what they are now. You see the character build up and i absolutely enjoyed the movie.


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

About You #1 30 Day Challenge: Day 5

Day 05- A picture of somewhere you’ve been to
Goldcoast, Australia.
Beautiful place, just really pretty.


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

How to survive pulling an all-nighter to study for an exam?

I'm currently studying for my end of semester exams and i've been trying out ways to keep my focused and awake all night to study. Here are my top picks of things to have on hand when studying late night or just studying in general.

I always have a nice cup of hot tea on hand to keep me going. If you prefer coffee, have that too, which ever rocks your boat. Tea keeps me awake and prevents me from falling asleep!
Next thing will sound kinda strange but its having colourful markers on standby. I usually re-write my notes and i like looking at my notes with colours on them. It entertains my eyes and makes the notes seem less boring and kinda makes me more interested in reading them.
If you're studying from textbooks, definately have colourful post-its! If you don't like colour, skip the colours and stick with one. But use the post-its to jot down little notes and scribbles so that you don't dirty your books! I like things with colours, so i have post-its of various colours. :)

Lastly, if you study better with music, have good music! Try somethings soothing, rather than your heavy metal stuff, cause it'll only make you concentrate less on what you're studying and absorbing less information.

Most of what i've suggested works on me. Obviously, my method of studying may not work on you but what's important is finding something that does work for you.

If you're out there studying too, happy studying!

5 things!

Bought this pair of earring off ebay for less than $3!
Plastic flowers will never die on me. :)
My long list of things to do before raya and my family.
It rained most of yesterday and it was really nice and chilly.

My current/only hair product that use on my hair. Keeps my hair from looking so flat.

Hope you're having a great day!

About You #1 30 Day Challenge: Day 4

Day 04- A habit that you wish you didn’t have

I couldnt think of any so i asked my aunt and she said that my "habit that she wishes i didnt have" is that i can spend hours watching youtube video. Literally hours! Which is true, but i dont wish i didnt have, if you know what i mean.

So i sign off with a picture of a horse to tickle your frenzy, if you know what i mean.


Monday, August 15, 2011


My neighbour makes amazing sweet treats and i wanted to try baking myself and see if it compares. I'm quite proud of myself. It didnt really turn out the way i wanted it to, but with a little more practice and tweaking of the recipe, i bet i could get it just right!

Even my brother can't wait to taste it!


About You #1 30 Day Challenge: Day 3

Day 03- A picture of you and your friends
If you want to tag along, click here.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Spotlight: Troian Bellisario

I think she's really pretty and her fashion style on The Pretty Little Liars as Spencer Hastings is really different. I love her preppy look on the show and it seems to really work for her. Even her pull-back ponytail looks flawless on her. Her red carpet looks are trendy and stylish too! <3


Braces UPDATE!

Just changed my braces band colour again. I lost track of all the colours i've changed to, really. But i thought i'd be different if i got a striking colour like hot pink! I still dont know how i feel about the colour yet, but it's growing on me. The dentist changed the type of band too. Instead of the usual single bands around each bracket, its now a connecting band to each bracket (if you know what i mean.) This makes it really obvious that i have pink bands on since all you see is the pink line across my teeth. I'm rambling on too much. Haha.

Hope you have a great day!

About You #1 30 Day Challenge: Day 2

Day 02- The meaning behind your Tumblr/Blogger name

Braidsandbraces was origanally made by my bestf and me. But we decided on scrapping the idea and have our own blogs. We just randomly decided on the name, since i've got my braces on and all. So that's how it came about. Since i liked the name so much and i couldnt think of anything else, i decided to stick with the name. I think its quite catchy and is very me. :)

Hope you had a great day!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Which one should i get for myself for my birthday?

I kinda like the 3-strap idea but the 2-strap looks more proper, if that makes sense. But the 3-straps looks more uncommon.
Which on should i get?

Thursday, August 11, 2011

My current shoe wish-list!

Am on a shoe-searching kick lately. Been searching for nice shoes online.If i could have it all

Dot shoes, £18

Check out my Polyvore page.


About You #1 30 Day Challenge: Day 1

Going to start doing a 30 day challenge just to fill up my time in the day. If you wanna tag along, click here.

Day 01- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself
  1. Im 1.54m tall.
  2. Most of my friends are taller than me.
  3. I have an obsession with eyelashes.
  4. I like tea and i dont drink coffee.
  5. Paypal is a sinner.
  6. I spend more time on Ebay than socializing online.
  7. I have this thing where i talk too much.
  8. People who knows me, knows that i'm pretty much insane and that i talk till there's no tomorrow.
  9. People who dont know me, thinks i'm mute/shy.
  10. I hate being late, thus i'm always early.
  11. I hate holes or clumps of small tiny objects together.
  12. I like things to be in place and i'm a planner.
  13. I imagine too much/overthink.
  14. I don't like guys in slippers in school.
  15. I dont make sense sometimes.

Monday, August 8, 2011

What's in my make up bag?

I got this cute makeup bag free when i purchased the August Issue of Elle Magazine Singapore.
I think it's really pretty and different with all the red and white stripes going on. I am obsessed with the bag and i bring it in my bag everywhere i go!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

EyeExperiment!: Bright and Bold.

I like experimenting with different looks. So this was one of the more out there, colourful eye looks that i dont think i can pull off wearing outside the house. But i do adore the colours though. Thought i'd be fun to play around with false eyelashes too.

Oh oh. talking about false eyelashes, i bought a bunch of false eyelashes off ebay yesterday and im excited to get them and start playing around with them.
Plus, this whole eye look was done only with the 88 colour palette!

Hope you like it!

Happy Birthday Sy&Sh!

Spent my friday night celebrating Sy and Sh's birthday at Seoul Garden @ Yishun, North Pt. Had a great night with them and Andre! Happy 19th and 18th!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Flea Buys!

I have been trying to upload this post since 2 weeks ago but the photos keeps disappearing and everytime i try to upload my internet freezes and gets all hangy and stuff. So finally, here it is. My little flea buys from a few weeks ago.