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Friday, March 19, 2010

One last post before I disappear for about 3 weeks. Yes! The big day is finally here and I’m in the midst of packing my luggage but I couldn’t resist doing an update. I’m going to miss reading people’s blog and I’m definitely going to miss posting on my blog. However I will always be thinking about how much stuff I can blog about when I get back. I can’t wait to share my photos and shopping with you guys. Thanks for the support so far, I’m grateful to all 7 followers. You guys mean a lot to me and at least I know someone out there is reading my blogs. It means I’ve gotten somewhere with this blog, unlike the other ones previously that I gave up.

Anyway some quick updates for everyone. I recently bought this mini hair straightener to take with me on this holiday. I can’t live without one; I straighten my wavy/curly hair every day to keep it neat and tidy. So I was in search of a small one, I really don’t want to be wasting baggage space with a chunky hair straightener right? I’m going to need all the available space to bring everything back with me otherwise shipping things back is going to be really expensive.

Anyway it’s the mini hair straightener by VS Sassoon, it was on sale so I only paid like $15.95 for it. I’m not 100% sure but I think the original price was only $20 or something anyway. So it’s cheap and it small and it works.

It’s very cute looking and it comes with a little pouch. I got mine in black, but there was only one other colour and it was Red. Where did I buy it? Well I live in Australia, so for the Aussies who are wondering I got mine from Priceline. I’ve seen them at some chemist before but whether you can get them anywhere else in the world I haven’t a clue.

It’s small so it may take me a little longer to straighten my hair, or I might have to section it off and go through it a small amount at a time. That isn’t a problem with me so long as it work and it not bulky I won’t be complaining. It’s pretty handy for when you go on a holiday; I mean it’s only the size of my hand! And mind you guys my hands are quite small so I was happy with the size. (Tip: if you ever buy one and you plan to take it overseas on your holiday? Don’t forget the outlet plugs are different so you may need to buy an adaptor. I got mine today)

Here is the result of my first experiment with it when I brought it home.

Before : Naturally Wavy/curly hair in the morning

After: it works and it's not bad at all!

Here is one last photo of an updated version of my beauty/vanity table. I recently purchased a new drawer thing and a business card stand that have 3 levels and 6 slots. That’s what I’m using to hold my mono eye shadows at the moment and I think it looks pretty good. If only the stand came bigger, but for now I’m happy with it.
See you guys in 3 weeks when i come back with some mega haul and I'll share it all with you guys :) While I'm gone please take care and if you have any questions the easiest way to contact me is probably email. I won't have internet readily accessible to me while I'm in Hong Kong but I'll try and check in to keep you guys updated with how my shopping and holiday is going :)

Disclaimer: I purchase every product mentioned in the post with my own money and I’m not being paid to review any items nor am I affiliated with the companies. These are just my honest opinions.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Busy packing for holiday and a night out with the girls

Hello to my readers/followers, I’m sorry I’ve been slacking a little on the updates. I’ve been so busy packing for my trip this week I feel like I haven’t packed things right. I’ve also got this super long list of chores to do before I leave. I’m going to Hong Kong 2 days from now (19th March) and I’m super excited. It had been 5 years since I’ve been back there and I can’t wait to be back in shopping/eating heaven!!!

I will definitely be buying lots and lots of cosmetics products while I’m there so I’ll have plenty of reviews to do when I come back and plenty of play around with my new stuff. I’ll try to keep in touch via the shout box on the side of the webpage, but no promises because I will be living with my 85 year old grandma who doesn’t have internet! My only source would be the very tiny local library where she lives or I’ll have to hunt down an internet cafĂ© to use one.

Anyway beside that today I thought I do an update of a look I wore out last weekend when I had a girl’s night. Just a night with my girls, eating dinner, drinking and lots of dancing. It was a last minute thing so I didn’t really have much time to prepare but it was something very speedy. It didn’t take too long to do and I thought it looked alright. All products listed are just the ones I’ve used and I think you’ll notice most of them are drugstore products. There are other products you can use to substitute them so you don’t have to use what I’ve used. I just thought it be nice to share some.

First the photos….

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Products used in this look:

Estee Lauder Face Primer Plus
Estee Lauder Concealer stick – Light Medium
Maybelline Cover stick Corrector Concealer – green to reduce redness
Revlon Photo Ready Foundation – 004 Nude
Covergirl Professional Loose Powder – 115 Translucent Medium (to finish off and set the foundation)

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-place Eye Shadow Base (any primer or base is up to your choice)
L’Oreal Colour Appeal Holographic – 106 Blue Xenon (I put this all over the lid as a base colour)
Rimmel Colour Rush Mono Eye Shadow – 214 Jet black, matte (blended it in with the blue)
Savvy by DB Mineral Blend Loose Eye Shadow – Champagne Pink (inner corner of eyes)
Max Factor mono Eye Shadow – 128 Passionate Plum (lower lash line)
Prestige Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner – LE-01 Black (Upper lash line)
Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer – 20 Noir (waterline)
Maybelline the Colossal Volum Express – WF 110 Glam Black

Covergirl lipstick – 825 In the Nude
L’Oreal 6H Glam Shine Gloss Brillance – 102 Always Pink

Just a quick question to finish up this post. Do you think I should watermark my photos that I put on here? I’ve been told to do that by a couple of friends. What do you think?

If there is anything you need to ask me drop me a comment, email me or leave a message in the shout box and I’ll try to get back to you ASAP. Thanks for viewing my blog.

Disclaimer: I purchase every product mentioned in the post with my own money and I’m not being paid to review any items nor am I affiliated with the companies. These are just my honest opinions.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Chi Chi Cosmetics mini-haul

Went shopping today because I had to buy a gift for my cousin in Hong Kong. So I was wondering around in Myer looking for something she might like. I ended up in the drugstore cosmetics section where things were more affordable. While walking around and looking at some of the gift packs I saw a table full of Chi Chi products. The gift packs in particular were on sale so I thought I have a quick look.

You guessed it; I’ve picked up a few things. I only just started using them after I picked up the Chi Chi super stack I reviewed sometime earlier in February. I liked their stuff so far but I’m not sure about some of the other products they sell.

The first thing I picked up is the Chi Chi Real Mineral Blockbuster. The original price was like $49.99 or something and I saw it was marked down to $34.97. However I had a $10 birthday voucher Myer had sent me and I only ended up paying $24.97 for it. BARGAIN.

Included in this blockbuster set are 16 mineral eye shadow colours, 2 eye shadow applicator brushes and a mineral powder brush.

Here we have a large bronzer, 3 mineral foundations (fair, light and light to medium) and a mineral blush in natural pink.

I thought the book/box it came in was cute, though I have to say it is a little clumsy to be carrying it around or go travelling with since it is so big.

I always wanted to try their Real Minerals Eye Shadow (loose powder), but they’re pretty expensive. The original price of them is $22.95 but today I only paid $1995 for it. I got this one in “Greens”, but there are 3 other colours available. One is a purple/pink one and there is a brown/neutral and a black/silver one.

Lastly I picked up glitter eyeliner. I never tried the glitter ones before so I thought it would be fun. I paid $12.95 for it so I thought it was alright, and they had heaps of colours but I went for the safe one. Black can’t go wrong with the colour black, so if I find it nice to use I might try the other colours.

When I went to pay I didn’t know that they were having a Myer/Chi Chi promotion until the cash register girl told me. I got a free gift for spending $30 or more on Chi Chi products and I got a gift pack that includes an eye shadow palette (purple), black liquid eyeliner pen and Chi Chi 3D Magic Lash (mascara). Apparently the total value of this pack is $62.85.

This promotion is only for Myer, so other places that stock Chi Chi products does not have this special promotion gift pack available.

I spent a total of $57.87 on Chi Chi products so I’m quite happy with the price I paid. I will do some review/swatches on these items when I get around to finally opening them and using it.

Disclaimer: I purchase every product mentioned in the post with my own money and I’m not being paid to review any items nor am I affiliated with the companies. These are just my honest opinions.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

FOTD 060310

Just a quick update of my makeup from yesterday. I didn’t do much, just kept it really simple and got a couple of compliments so I thought I post it here.

All I used were:

Maybelline coverstick corrector concealer (green) – corrects redness
Estee Lauder – Concealer stick (for under eye)
Revlon New Complexion Foundation – 04 Natural Beige
Estee Lauder eyeshadow base
Savvy by DB mineral loose eyeshadow in champagne pink
Estee Lauder pink dust duo – the brown colour
Max Factor - Passionate Plum eyeshadow (under the bottom lashes)
Rimmel Exaggerate waterproof eye definer - for upper lid only, i didn't line my waterline
Covergirl professional loose powder – 115 translucent medium

The new additions that I’ve bought lately listed above are the Maybelline coverstick and the Savvy mineral loose eyeshadow.

I saw that the green concealer always sell out the fastest at the stores so I thought I give it a try. It does it job covering the redness on my face but I found it to be quite thick and hard to blend as well and it was kind of leaving my skin dry. I think it’s not creamy enough to glide on smoothly and it was a bit pricey. I don’t think I would of bought it if it was 25% off. I’ll give it some more tries but I’m not too sure whether this will be any good. Have anyone tried it? What do you guys think?

Savvy is a very cheap drugstore product, things are normally less than $10 so when I first saw them I was doubtful they would be any good, but I gave it a shot anyway. Some of their products aren’t the best of quality but I think the eyeshadows aren’t too bad. I’ve tried some duo eyeshadows before I think they’re pretty good for the cheap price I bought them for. This one in particular is very nice, glides on smoothly and it is long lasting if you prime your lids properly. It is rather small so I’m not sure whether it will last long if you use it often. Its shimmer gives your eyes that brighter look so I love it at the moment. I think I paid like $3 for it when it was on special down at Priceline. However it is loose shadow so you have to be careful when applying it. Otherwise you’ll end up having a glittered face. I applied with a tissue under my eyes to catch any of the falls out. I’m not sure whether Savvy by DB can be purchased anywhere else, because I’ve only seen them in priceline

Well that's all for now, but if you have any questions or opinions please leave a comment.

Disclaimer: I purchase every product mentioned in the post with my own money and I’m not being paid to review any items nor am I affiliated with the companies. These are just my honest opinions.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Hair of the Day : Cute bun/chestnut style.... quick and simple

Didn’t really wear much makeup to work today. So I was nearly naked face when I went to work. So nothing to show there, but I did spend a little bit of time tidying up the hair this morning and this was what I came out with. It is like a bun/chestnut, but I though tit turned out cute and I even added the purple flower to it.

I haven’t been able to find time to update properly so here I am with just a short one before I call it a night. I am completely exhausted from working day till night. What a life I have!

All I used was two hair ties to suit your hair colour, a couple bobby pins and some hair spray. I tied my hair up like I would normally in a pony tail, then I tied the other end of the tail and slipped it underneath and pinned it at the base of the first tie. It you want to give it some volume before hand then go ahead and tease it a bit. After you secured it, you just pin down both side to your head and give it a good spray before smoothing out unruly hair with a comb lightly. It is a very quick and simple hair do that took my like a bit over 5 minutes to do. Something simple, yet it looks cute and it’s nice to wear to work or even just out shopping or for a night out in town.

What do you guys think?
It is a bit a messy, but after taking the photos I did try to fix it up neater.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Enzo Milano Bi-tube Curling Iron

Hello to all the readers :)

I haven’t updated this blog in a little while. I’m sorry, I’ve been caught up at work and I have two jobs so I guess I was just completely exhausted by the end of the day. Since it is a public holiday where I live, I finally done my chores and has the time to sit down and do an update for you guys today. I was supposed to do a review on the Revlon Photo Ready foundation but I haven’t tried it out just yet. I’ll get around to that soon.

Anyway today I wanted to share my experience on the Enzo Milano, Bi-tube iron. I’m sure some of you had already seen it on Youtube or somewhere. It’s that funny looking iron with the double barrel where one is slightly thicker than the other.

I’ve purchased this iron from after watching two Youtube videos about it about a month ago and forgot about it. Then it came in the mail not too long ago. I can’t remember exactly how much I paid for it, but it wasn’t cheap. However when I bought it they were having a special so I guess in the end I thought it was worth my money to try. It heats up really fast thus, they give you a free glove with it to help out and reduce the chance of burning yourself. It still gets pretty hot wearing the glove but it’s bearable and easier for you to work around. I tested it out on myself first and thought it was quite interesting though the result was a little messy cause I just wanted to see what it was like. It is quite difficult to use on yourself, but with some practise I’m sure we can all get around it.

After that my friend saw a picture in some magazine (can’t remember which one it was) and she liked the style of the hair that this girl had on. I told her I had the Bi-tube iron that could give that sort of curl/wave and she was very eager to try it out. And so the fun began as I curled her hair.

I liked the end result, it was very nice something you could wear to a formal event or even just for the night out. Of course after having such nice hair we just had to go out, even if it was just for dinner and coffee.

I’m looking forward to more play around with this iron and hopefully my girlfriends would be up for it.

Had to end it with a food picture... i ordered lasagne that night i the portion of it that came out was massive. it was only $18 (aud) and i only managed to eat like maybe half of it :p

Disclaimer: I purchase every product mentioned in the post with my own money and I’m not being paid to review any items nor am I affiliated with the companies. These are just my honest opinions.