Sunday Stash Shopping #20: Celebrating Chinese New Year

I nearly didn’t have any looks to post for CNY. Chloe was in hospital but she was discharged the second day, and we got to go out as a family on the 3rd day of CNY. It also happened to be my husband’s very elderly grandmother’s birthday, so when’s a better time to doll up just a little? It’s a very simple look, with gel liner, mascara, concealer, powder and blush and lipstick. It was a hot day, and it’d be even hotter at grandma’s, with about 30 people fitting into a tiny house. You might have seen this on my Instagram account, but if you haven’t, here it is šŸ™‚


CNY look 1

A minimal look that makes me look awake (despite a few sleepless nights) and fresh at the same time. The dress is from Asos. Click here for the link (not affiliated) – it’s now 70% off! Goshdarnit! The blush is a reddish brown by LunasolĀ (Coloring Cheeks 09 Medium Beige) and on my lips, I’m wearing Clinique Chubby Stick in Super Strawberry. I also had to tie my hair up in a high ponytail, because you know, it was hot. Here’s a close up so you can see the makeup better:


CNY look


At night, we were playing with firecrackers, and here’s something I made – CA for ChloeAsh. The camera is set to 25 seconds shutter speed and both hubs and I just “drew” like crazy. LOL!




Hope you enjoyed this post!


xoxo Lily



  • TracyBeautyReflections

    You look gorgeous as always! I’m glad Choe is better now! And how cool! Love the CA!

    • Lily

      I did a star as well! I should post that up next šŸ™‚

  • Icaria

    Oh that CA is so cool!!! Love it and love the look! I’m glad to know your little darling is better, I hope she got a bit of fun after all. šŸ™‚

    • Lily

      Oh yes Helene… she got lots of fun after – we made sure of it šŸ™‚

  • You look beautiful, Lily! I hope Chloe is alright now šŸ™‚ Glad you had some fun for CNY!

    • Lily

      Thanks Monika šŸ™‚ Yes, Chloe is fit as a horse now, and we had lots of fun!

  • OH NO the hospital? šŸ™ I’m glad she’s out now. Happy New Year! The C A is so cool, I used to love doing those sort of photos in high school on film cameras (wow, crazy to think that was the norm just over a half decade ago), I don’t think I ever tried with a digital camera though!

    • Lily

      Hi Catherine, yes, she’s out and very active now. For digital camera, a tripod is a must! We had to set the aperture and shutter speed to a suitable level and it was fun drawing šŸ™‚

  • The CA is SO COOL!
    I love the hint of purple on your lower lashline <3 Considering the exhaustion of the holidays (even if Chloe had been well) you look so radiant and lovely!

    • Lily

      Thanks dear. That’s why I love concealers. Lol!

  • OOO that last pic! So cool! Glad to hear Chloe didn’t have to stay in the hospital for too long, though the timing is probably not the best.

    • Lily

      Bad timing indeed. She made up for it though. We bought lots of firecrackers and sparklers so she and Ashlyn and cousins played to their hearts content.

  • makeupmagpieblog

    Hope Chloe is doing much better now. Hospitals are no fun šŸ™
    Love the C.A. picture!! Clinique Super Strawberry looks great with your top. That burgundy/wine shade is one of my favorites to wear in clothing!

    • Lily

      Thanks Shannon. Anything red is the CNY colour šŸ™‚ Saying which, I should wear colours more often. Lol

  • I think it is a soft and modern look that is perfect for your brighter outfit! Love! šŸ™‚

    • Lily

      Thanks Lena šŸ™‚ It was an attempt to minimalise makeup meltdown!

  • Hope Chloe is feeling better now! šŸ™

    I like simple looks a lot, too šŸ˜€ Easy to look like a slightly better of myself, which is sometimes the point of makeup, right? Lol!

    • Lily

      Yup, myself but better šŸ™‚ It’s also sometimes fun to go – is that me? LOL!

  • Bella

    So simple yet sophisticated, and thanks for the fireworks display! Hope Chloe has forgotten her hospital expedition by now!

    • Lily

      LOL Bella. She’ll never forget it. Hahahaha!

  • Victoria

    You look so natural and lovely. No foundation at all and only loose powder? Glad to know Chloe is better now šŸ™‚

    • Lily

      Thanks Victoria. I used my Revlon Colorstay concealer and my MAC MSF Natural to powder. The MAC MSF Natural doesn’t have much coverage but it sets the concealer quite well without looking cakey. Chloe is definitely better now šŸ™‚

  • Claire

    what a modern minimalistic look. and wow, no foundation? your skin looks great! the dress looks lovely as well xxx

    • Lily

      Thanks for the compliment Claire <3

  • Liz

    Lol, you guys are too cute! I miss those days of 30-70 family members crowding one house. Glad you were still able to celebrate. šŸ™‚

    • Lily

      Yup even managed to gamble a little. Lol

  • Lovely look, Lils! I am so glad your baby was released from the hospital and is doing better! I love the firecrackers picture!!! That is so cool!

    • Lily

      Hi Kristen. That “CA” picture was lots of fun to create too!