Friday, 12 June 2015

Farewell #MayBeautyGoals | plus some First Impressions

The original post & mid-month update on the May beauty goals.  I'm going to briefly evaluate how I think I did in May, and share with you my plans for June, and the month(s) after.

Also, as I've whacked open quite a number of new products in my stash, after May is over - I have this 'no new before old rule' - I will talk about some first impressions further below.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Pleasant Product, Poor Packaging

I often am reluctant to admit that, we do pay for the packaging for beauty products.  Not that all expensive products come in well-designed containers or dispensers, but sometimes, or quite frequently, the more affordable options come in questionable packaging.  Here are some recently encountered and old acquaintances that I've realised deserve a little rant.

Saturday, 30 May 2015

To Buy or Not To Buy? | Poppy Pop

If you've read my Sogo Thankful Week haul you know that I wanted to get Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer "Poppy Pop", but it was out of stock.  Instead, the saleslady persuaded me to bring home Clinique Chubby Stick Intense "04 Heftiest Hibiscus".  So far I've not regretted the purchase but the more I use my "Nude Pop", I am more convinced that the Pop Lip Colour is a better formula (than the Chubby Stick Intense).  Intended to justify my purchase, I dig out all of my orange-red lipsticks, lip lacquers and glosses for swatches and comparisons, and guess what?

Friday, 22 May 2015

Sogo Thankful Week | May 2015

Sogo the department store has a bi-annual sale festival called Thankful Week.  Do not be fooled by its name, it doesn't last for a week, nor two, but half a month.  It is a great opportunity to stock up on essentials or to try new products, for various brands (from grocery to sportswear, jewellery to kitchenware) will do big % off or value bundles.  Normally I'm not a keen shopper at Thankful Week because all I usually shop for is beauty products and I buy enough, if not too much, outside the sale season.  This time though, my mum and her sister tricked me to Sogo with the excuse of browsing stuff for Roma, and that my aunt is Sogo member so she enjoys rebate, and that they can look after baby while I fool around.  The result?  I not only picked up the sunscreen I need for this entire Summer, but more...

Before I went into Sogo, I did spend time reading the promo brochure from their facebook, and decided that if by chance I can grab a BareMinerals sunscreen set, I would.  Turned out?

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

#MayBeautyGoals Update

Today is the 6th, and I violated my No-Buy, with reasons/excuses.  Dated my aunt to go collect Master (or Monster) Roma's passport - yay for brain-storming trips with baby, welcome destinations or itin ideas - and then my cousin to Causewaybay.  Need to buy baby a bottle of sunscreen as we're kind of in the middle of Summer now considering the heat and humidity, and we'd like to bring Roma to the pool often.


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