Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Mail Arrived: No7 Poppy King, Deborah Lippmann, Burberry 開箱文

I asked for these holiday lipglosses (on sale) from Sam, my UK blogger friend and swap buddy, after seeing them in her post.  I sent her the little Nail Inc. giftcard and some sheet masks for return.  I'm happy to see some leopard-print Nail Rock nail wraps as well as false nails with leopard-printed designs!  Sam does know me very well!

Also, my friend/sweetheart Ms. A lent me a few bottles of Deborah Lippmann nail polish (no swatches yet), while at the same time gifted me a tube of Burberry lipstick tester.  Happy!!!!!!

我在英國的友人寄了愛心包裹給我:裡面有兩 No7/Poppy King 唇彩(下面有試色)跟一些豹紋的指甲貼/假甲。另外,香港的愛人 A 小姐除了送我一條 Burberry 的唇膏,又借我幾瓶 Deborah Lippmann 的夢幻逸品。。。感激! :")

Monday, 27 February 2012

Skin, Body, Hair Care Empties 2012.02.01

Continuing with my previous Empties post, I'm gonna share what are being used up in February!  I will begin with Skin Care, then move on to Body and Hair stuff; saving the juicy Make Up and Perfume for the next post (as they should be a tiny bit more exciting!).  Around the middle of February I was getting back on my routine of doing sheet masks regularly, so I have decided to throw in the sheet masks as well!

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Review: Haus of Gloi Sweet Rosa

First of all, sorry to scare you with such a huge lips as the intro pic; and even more apologies because my 'sorry' wasn't quite sincere! XD  Don't you like my lips? :")

Haus of Gloi is an 'indie' kind of bath and body products company.  It makes a lot of great stuff, at least for those I've tried - so far so impressive!  In this post I would like to talk about this particular lip balm first, while in the next one I may touch on the scrubs and body butter, etc; please read on!

Lip Balm in Sweet Rosa (.15 oz)
Descriptions: Pomegranate seed oil is the star in our new formula. Perfect for protection and moisturization while soothing dry, irritated lips and delivering wonderful texture. Shea butter and jojoba oil condition while castor oil provides a light shine and added orchid extract for antioxidants and pure luxury.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Winner of Chinese New Year's Giveaway! (closed)

I intentionally blurred the pic and add excessive frame to retain a little surprising 'feel' :S

Updated 2012-02-23:  Finally lucky-draw a winner out!

These following steps were taken:
- mark down all email addresses in comments (there were 11)
- double the ones that follow me
- list them out randomly in an excel
- the number

and here's the winner: Evi (her blog)!!!!

I have sent her an email already and congratulations! :P

Acquired: Lavshuca, Canmake and more 2012.02 二月美妝買物

Didn't buy too much this month, just things that really caught my eyes, or with very good deals, or in special edition/packaging.  If you want to see whether I keep everything within my 'monthly budget' (of US$125, FYI); read on until the end of the post!

本人對限定組和優惠組基本上沒甚抵抗力。首圖的 Lavshuca 限定組初戀粉 和 Kose 美白手霜組合就是最佳例子。。。買完這個月以後,我像除了暫停買臉部保養品外,也要停一停購身體頭髮洗護品了。。。

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Review: Naruko Raw Job's Tears Serum

Yay, so here I am, reviewing my 4th Naruko Serum.  I am a huge huge fan of Naruko Skin Care, in case you don't know already, and in 2012 I'll hopefully be reviewing every Naruko product I used!

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Mail Arrived: Tao's Blog Sale #4 and Nails Inc.

This arrived around early January, but I didn't have time to picture, edit and upload hence here it is.  Just a brief go through of the products.  Request below if you want more details! ;)

Friday, 17 February 2012

Acquired: Naruko, UNT from Taiwan 臺灣戰利品開箱文

As mentioned in my January acquisition post, I have ordered a (few) lot of things on 2 Taiwanese websites, got them delivered to my friend's accomodation and have her brought the stuff back.  Thanks, G!  :")

I made 2 orders off Naruko, and 1 from UNT.  

春節時,女友人幫我從寶島帶回了(大量)網購戰利品。我對衣服、飾物的興趣「麻麻」(普普),買的都是護膚/指彩等。。這篇基本上只是<開箱文>,很多我都沒有開始用,大家就當看看圖吧! :P

Although I am a (sick) skin care junkie, there is no way I open everything and try all at the same time, hence I'm just gonna list out things I got, and perhaps a few reasons why I put them in my (virtual) shopping basket in the first place.  I'll go through everything from Naruko and then move on to UNT... :P 

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Inventory#10: Nail Polish Remover 洗甲/去光水清點

This could be the shortest "Inventory" post.  Although I still have much more than an acceptable amount, this stashsize is already the effort after many months of using instead of buying - (with the exception of the new UNT one)... FYI, I share my nail polishes and removers with my mum, and sister(s).

Also, I'll be trying to incorporate Chinese-English in one post (with the label NICAM), please tell me if you have any comments on this.


Monday, 13 February 2012

Zombie Mermaid

On 14th Oct'11, I posted 2 pictures of mine asking help to name that look.  Thanks to all who commented, and now I'm gonna finish off that post.  As the look was done 3 months ago, excuse me if I have forgotten any details. :P

Oct'11 pictures.

The products used:

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Christmas Beauty Gifts '11

I know this is late, but I'm still gonna try to squeeze this out - because I want to.  For the non-beauty gifts like the Marc Jacobs above, I'll be blogging about on another bilingual blog, which my friend and I co-host.  Please check that post out if you're interested!!

Foreword: Christmas is not a shopping/gift holiday to me, it is indeed a Christian's celebration and I do celebrate it. 

Most of these gifts are not exactly 'to me'.  Whenever my mum or sisters receive skin care/ beauty items that they won't use, they just re-direct them to me.  On the other hand, if I got food or garments or anything that doesn't work for me, I just share with them.  I love my big warm family!

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Inventory#9: Face Primer/ Make Up Base

Yay!  Finally going to do inventory check on my make up stash, starting with Make Up Primers!  (I treat my MAC Stash a brand inventory, instead of 'per category')  Before you read on, just wanna remind you, up there in my 'Pages' there's a tab for "Inventory/My Stash" where I list all of my inventory posts.  Go take a look if you're interested!

I don't use primers every time I do make up, and honestly, I don't wear face make up everyday.  However, whenever I do proper make up, e.g. for dinner, photo-taking, parties, etc, I usu. try to apply a layer of base before I do my foundation.  And in general, I like my moisturising primers more than silicon-y smooth-out-pore kind of primers.  Anyway, here they are:

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

First Impression: Clinique Derma White Foundation

A while ago, I grew bored in a Bonjour (a beauty chain/drugstore similar to Sasa), which sells 'not-for-sale' beauty samples at decently cheap price.  I saw this Derma White foundation sample in Cream Beige and was instantly drawn. I have pretty normal to fair skin tone, which is how the common HK foundation samples are made in.  I suspect it is actually 1 or 2 shades lighter than the usual HK/Chinese customers, but because everyone like to be/look paler, the general sample they hand out is my skin tone - does it make sense?

Anyway, after I got home I immediately swatched this on my face and hand against one of my holy grails, Clinique Supermoisture in shade Cream Beige.  And here are the comparsion:

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Acquired 2012.01 (extremely pic heavy)

So, technically I budget myself to US$125 monthly on everything related to beauty.  Here I'll show you what I got and the total - as a checking of whether I pass or fail this implementation of Budget2012.  I confess, this month I went way way way over-board, and over-spent.  Also, a disclaimer, I didn't pay for everything, about one-third (or more) was sponsored by Mr. Boyfriend.
from SASA
Orchid Rose Hydrating Mask, US$22.5
Elizabeth Arden Good Night's Sleep Restoring Cream, US$20

Friday, 3 February 2012

Inventory#8: Exfoliators/Scrubs for Face/Lips

Continuing with my inventory check, here are all the scrubs, heating scrubs, peeling gels, etc.  I also throw in my 'only' lip scrub for this inventory creation measure. 

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Empties 2012.01 (pic heavy)

As a new-year-new-start empties post, let me give a brief intro to my Empties series.  Here I show and talk about products I managed to use up entirely.  They include everything personal care and beauty-related.  Starting from this post, I am also going to count how many number of products I actually finished in 2012.  Full size, travel sizes, samples; everything.  So, Beauties Empties running from 001 all the way to infinity.  Let's go~


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