Last Saturday, I took a walk down memory lane. I screamed and danced my way down the 80s and 90s at the Rod Laver Arena. That’s right, it was the New Kids On The Block-Backstreet Boys concert, and I was there! :D

NKOTBSB Concert at Rod Laver Arena

I’ve been looking forward to the concert since December last year. I was a huge fan of NKOTB back in the early 90s and had posters of them on my wall. Backstreet Boys came into the picture about 9 years down the road.


The best part of looking forward to the concert was the excitement on what to wear :P. Tina very kindly gave LeGeeque and I her old NKOTB t-shirts (20 year-old merch, people!), and I rocked up to the concert in that, teal skinny jeans, ankle combat-ish boots (I don’t have anymore high-top sneakers. Darn. Remember LA Gear? ;))

Since I wasn’t able to take any proper pictures of how I wore my makeup to the concert, I thought it would be fun to do a recreation of the look. I figured I might sweat in an arena jam-packed with people so I piled on heaps of primer. Face of Australia’s Face Base Primer showed me its true potential that night. I jumped, danced, screamed and sweated like a mother for 2.5 solid hours, and my makeup did not budge even a bit.


Since it was an 80s evening, blue and green were a must. To give it an even more teenybopper touch, I had bright pink lips.




Face: Face of Australia Face Base Primer, Lunasol Water Gel Foundation, Face of Australia Translucent Loose Powder (not pictured), Bourjois Healthy Mix Correcting Concealer
Eyes: Urban Decay Primer Potion, Australis Extender Lash & Brow, Guerlain Ecrin 4 Couleurs in Les Aqua, Australis Voluptulash Mascara, Face of Australia mechanical eyeliner, Hourglass Calligraphy Liquid Eyeliner
Cheeks: Jill Stuart blush in 09 Little Bouquet
Lips: Face of Australia Lip Quench SPF30+ in Malibu Barbie




I was originally going to wear a scrunchie on a side ponytail, but decided against it in the end as I just had my hair cut, coloured and nicely blow-dried the day before. Still, to give it a bit of an 80s twist, I had my hair dyed with purple streaks ;)


It was truly an awesome concert. The boys are all grown up now but the music’s still good :)

Oh oh oh oh oh…the right stuff!



23 comments… add one

  1. LeGeeque

    I TOUCHED JORDAN KNIGHT’S HAND!!!!!!!!! Suck on that! :P Bahahahhahah
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    1. Paris B

      I hope you have washed it – how else am I ever going shake you by the hand again?! :P
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      1. Tine

        And I’m going to have to hear that for the rest of my life :P

  2. xin

    both of you rocked the look! I kinda like jordan knight at one point, but that’s about it :P
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    1. Tine

      Xin: I was actually more in Joey, and boy, he sure grew up nice ;)

  3. Paris B

    eeee so jealous! :P I was a huge huge fan too and yes, poster covered walls – been there done that!
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    1. Tine

      Paris B: Lemme guess. Posters from Galaxie? :P

  4. beetrice

    LOVE the purple streaks! :D Looks like you and Geek had an awesome time, and rocking the blue eyeshadow-pink lips combo ;)
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    1. Tine

      Beetrice: Couldn’t see the purple streaks when it was put in (not that clearly anyway), and definitely not at night. But after a couple of washes, woah. Gorgeous purple streaks! I knew you’d like it ;)

  5. Megan

    Love this whole look, I was never really into NKOTB but was obsessed with the Backstreet boys. Must have been so much fun!
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    1. Tine

      Megan: Oh it was. I haven’t screamed that much in a very very long time. I reckon the average age of the crowd was about 30 :P

  6. milktea

    waah….. NKOTB and Backstreet on the same stage. Two different eras meet for an instant in time. Would never have imagined it! :) Love your concert look! Wish I was there to party along with NKOTB. Was never a Backstreet Girl…hehe :p

    1. Tine

      Milktea: Hahahah I know, right? I think it’s about 10 years apart when NKOTB and BSB first launched their careers. They’ve still got it ;)

  7. Swati

    love your lips :D and, the purple dye is awesome!!! even I wanna get some dark or royal blue higlights in my hair ends :)
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    1. Tine

      Swati: Ooooh go for it! Word of advice – if you can, get it done right at a salon. A friend of mine had blue streaks done to her hair right before we left for the UK to study. She used some hair dye product and a month later, the blue faded and her hair was left with this icky green, dead grass-ish look. Not very attractive :P

  8. gio

    The purple dye is awesome and I love the look as well, so pretty!

    Must have been a very fun night!
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    1. Tine

      Gio: Oh it was a very good walk down memory lane ;)

  9. Issa

    I love the purple streaks! wow, i envy you! I was an NKOTB fan back then too!

    1. Tine

      Issa: Yay for another NKOTB fan! :D

  10. Helz Nguyen

    Envyyyyyyyyy!! Im a HUGE HUGE fan of the Backstreet Boys!! I grew up listening to their music :) they are friggin’ awesome! I only got to go to the concerts 2 times in my life time, I hopes there will be more in the future.. but Im happy that they’re still doing their thang <3

    Loved your outfit with the colorful makeups ;) I bet you sang at the top of your lungs to every song, right?! hehe
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    1. Tine

      Helz: I screamed every single time NKOTB and BSB started singing. And then sang some more. It was hell on my throat that night, and even more on my ears with all the screaming fans, but it was well, well worth it :D

  11. Esther

    I laughed when I read this post, yes, NKOTB, I remembered them! :) Now I am humming the “Step by Step” song. lol And LA Gear! OMG! Those were the good old days :) :)

    1. Tine

      Esther: Oh they were, weren’t they? I coveted a pair of LA Gear sneakers for ages! They were expensive back in the day, so my parents just got me Power sneakers. Not as glam but I made do :P

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