Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Massive March Acquisition (超)多三月戰利品



Warning 警告:super long post... 此文超長(氣)……

I thought I could keep my spending under control this month, and somehow, I just went out of control and got myself a lot.  . I have pretty good reasons for my indulgence, which is greatly associated with stress at work and something about my boyfriend. (sigh).  If you would like any in-depth reviews or swatches, please comment below :P

本來這個月想收斂一點,買少點。可惜由於工作壓力大和其他的外來因素,我再次超標了。。。




Clinique Even Better Make Up, Shade #64 Cream Beige
HKD230/USD29.5

Intended to use my coupon at the counter, to redeem a free moisture surge cream and the eye mask.  Picked up (another) foundatino for myself, and then the BA told me that I get the redemption with at least 1 skin care purchase.  So I went on and got my sister a pimple gel (spot treatment, whatever).  Not satisfied with that counter's service, so I won't go back - despite it is the closest one to my home!

因為有優惠卷寄來我家,說可以送保濕(左邊那罐)和眼膜,就到櫃上試了新粉底。手滑了一瓶後,那個櫃姨(用[櫃姐]太低估了她的年齡)才說一定得買護膚品才送贈品。於是便幫妹妹買了一隻暗瘡用的(右邊)。粉底用過一次,還好。不過那個櫃的服務很差,不會再光顧!




 

 Neogence C+ Whitening Serum, HKD110/USD13.4
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler (and one silicone refill pad), HKD98/USD12.5
Maybelline Baby Lips - Anti-Oxidant Berry, HKD15/USD1.9
(Japanese) Eyelash Case #Purple*2 #Pink,
HKD13/USD1.7 each

Neogence 用莎莎會員積分加錢換來的。因為三月底,一年的積分就會重新計算。所以看見喜歡的精華液不用加太多錢,就換了。還沒有開封。幾樣睫毛有關的東西是在卓悅入手的,植村秀家的睫毛夾是家傳戶曉的良品,看見可口的價錢就買了;還沒有開來用。假睫毛的盒子看上去很悅目,十分實用的樣子,又不貴,日本製,就買了。用來收納我的假睫毛,果然很不錯用!Maybelline:某天身上沒有帶潤唇,經過屈臣氏入手的。普通滋潤,味道跟氣味倒是不錯…覺得:網路上的評語有點過於正面!?

Using some SASA VIP points, and added cash, I got myself the Neogence whitening serum, because I can never have too many whitening serums.  When I searched the Shu Uemura eyelash curlers for swap, I got myself an extra one, just to check out how 'good' it actually is and whether it lives up to its raves. 

Was suddenly in a mood to organise my false lashes so I got the yummy looking cases, which seems promising at their price~  Maybelline baby lips, on the other hand, is a little over-hyped.  Got this one day, when I don't have chap stick but chapped lips, and not very impressed.



Rosette Washa Deep Cleansing Wash (Apple Scrub) (Mango Scrub), USD2.3 each
Clear Last Genius Cream BB #1 Fair Ochre, USD7.9
Clear Last High Cover Face Powder #Shiro hada Ochre, USD6

Helped my sister picked up 2 facial scrubs as she's running out of face wash.  Saw the two Clear Last products on sale so I went in and got them too.  The BB cream has a strong blend of floral notes, blends nicely and seems good.  The face powder though, is a tad dark for me and the shimmer is kinda weird.  

某天晚上,跟父母去超市(吉之島有九五折),記得妹妹下了單要新的磨砂/去角質,看見這品牌便宜,便買了兩款。。。我兩款都開了來試用,是起泡的洗臉,加上很幼細的顆粒。蘋果味道聞得出來,芒果的就沒什麼味道。蘋果已經在妹妹手上了,芒果的我打算多用幾次也送給她~ 旁邊的兩件底妝絕對是手癢買的,價錢也不貴,印象中這牌子口碑也不錯。難得地也分別開了封來用,花療BB霜(亂改的名)很好推,顏色也很合,只是她的香味有點濃 ,不是每天用的話還頂得順。粉餅的色號也行,只是我貪玩買了[閃膚色],裡面那些閃粉上了臉,有點…嗯…無言的感覺… XD





Ellefar Eye Liquid Liner, #Black*2
MultiCheek Blush, #Beige #Pink
Natural Mineral Loosepowder, #Beige
Loofah Scrubbing Brush
Mirror (with a photo-frame like leg behind)

All HKD12/USD1.5 Each

Needed a big mirror for my desk - yes I don't have a vanity nor dresser - so I got the mirror.  Needed a good loofah for my body to remove all those Winter-layers-of-skin - so I got the Loofah.  The rest aren't necessary.

While shopping for swaps, I saw this liquid eyeliner a Taiwan blogger raves and raves about, so I got two.  It is real black and smudgeproof!  Blushes and Loosepowder were impulse buys.  Full stop.

以上是從吉之島生活百貨(台灣稱「大創」)買的。現在加了價,由劃一 $10 漲到 $12。鏡子跟絲瓜絡是必需品;眼線液是看到台灣女生推薦所以買的(雖然我剛去看過,她的好像是同樣包裝但不同牌子 - EverBilena)。另外的都是嘗鮮。




Missha
Signature Glam Art Rouge Mini 5 color Lip palette, USD4.6
(freebie) M Signature Real Complete BB Cream
Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail BB Cream

Helped UK swap buddy picked up Missha BB cream, and got myself a lip colour travel palette for fun.  The sales assistant gave me some samples of 'new' BB cream, including one that has snail ingredient in.  Apparently Snail is really really popular in Korean cosmetics now~ :P

幫英國朋友買 BB Cream 時看見會員可以用積分加錢換唇膏盤,還有送的 BB Cream 試用品。



(Sasa - I have 5% off everything)
SkinLite (Korean) snail sheet mask HKD24/USD3 for 2
Sasatinnie sheet mask, HKD9.9/USD1.3 for 2
  Naudia marine caviar collagen sheet mask , HKD5/USD0.6
(Japanese) Placenta C Jelly, HKD19.9/USD2.6 for pack of 3

Sheet masks are disposables, hence when I saw these inexpensive individuals near the cashier, I put them in my basket as well.  The orange packets are Placenta jelly supplement that tastes very yummy of mango.  Not sure how they work but I'm done with 3 servingss already (as snacks) - the other 3 went to girlfriend A.

都是手癢收的,面膜我用量都挺大,又愛嘗鮮。一兩片無妨吧?芒果味道的果凍狀補充食品吃了一盒(三條),每天一條;有趣,(說不上有效)。



Burberry
Light Glow Blush #08 Misty, HKD360/USD46
Sheer Eyeshadow #06 Almond, #22 Pale Barley, HKD250+200/USD57.6 for both
Freebie: Fresh Glow base and Sheer Foundation samples

The counter was having a buy-1-get-1-at-20%-off deal the day my friend and I visited. Therefore, originally I planned only to get the blusher, turned out to leave the mall with 2 more eyeshadows! Which, by the way, I have no regret or whatsoever at all! :D

The dislikes I have with Burberry make up are 1) the price and 2) the scent. Everything I put 'my fingers on' or 'nose near to' just smells like old-fashioned bad lipstick, not the pretty kind of old-scent like Bourjois, for instance... However, the texture, colours and packaging of the products are real amazing!

I don't usually have natural sunlight to work with, hence kindly excuse the lack of 'pro' photographs of the mentioned.  You can always find them on google I suppose!  ((I also highly recommend you check out this blog - Beauty Look Book, Sabrina hauls and swatches amazingly!))

某天被一個無理取鬧的雌性生物激怒,非潑婦材料的我無處發洩下,約了女朋友下班到尖沙嘴逛我倆從來沒有逛過的化妝專櫃。出血買入上圖三樣。腮紅跟眼影已經在愛用了;非常喜歡。

boyfriend's item
 Lush
Seanick Solid Shampoo, HKD89/USD11.4
Big Shampoo, HKD189/USD24
Round Tin, HKD19/USD2.4(one for me, one for boyfriend)
Cynthia Sylvia Stout, HKD155/USD20
New Solid Shampoo, HKD99/USD12.6

After watching uncountable videos praising Lush hair products, I finally crave in and got myself 2. (Actually the Lush trip was primarily intended to shop for my boyfriend, which we did not forget! Picked up 'New' Shampoo Bar and 'Cynthia Sylvia x' for him.)

The Big shampoo is supposed to give extreme volume to the hair, and get rid of any possible build-up. I really need volume in my hair (note: my hair is naturally thin and soft and flat, and I over-dyed it to kill its shine) so I opted a pot of this. Could be the most expensive shampoo I have ever picked up myself, even though J5 (boyfriend's nickname) paid for it!  Used it once and love love love the scent!  Reminds me of a Paul Mitchell shampoo I used when I was a kid.

Seanick is similar in concept but less drying, as Big can be too deep cleansing and not for everyday use, which is nice. I have used it 1 week now that I'm typing this, and I would say the 1st impression was very positive indeed!

因為看了很多有關 Lush 髮妝/護理正評的視頻,便趁難得跟男友逛商場,帶/代他選購了兩樣。然後自己有順便入手了兩件。藍色的髮皂用了一次,感覺非常良好,洗得非常乾淨但不乾,而且頭髮自然乾掉後很柔軟很滑順。唯一隱憂:環境限制,要把它風乾有一點難度。



(Mannings)
My Beauty Diary 2-step Winter Bright Pack, HKD55/USD7 for box of 8
My Beauty Diary 2-step Spring Mask Pack, HKD14.9/USD1.9

After using 1 piece of the Winter set this month, I was in crazy love of it that I went out and bought 2 boxes immediately.  Saw the Spring trial at the cashier counter and got 1 to try, too.

月中用了一片我的美麗日記冬季組,超超超愛!忍不住就跑去萬寧買了兩盒。現在一盒 55 元有 8 片:超值!春季組是買來試試的,就只買了一片:普普通通,沒有買多!:P



Black one is for boyfriend!
Jusco/Daiso
Liquid Soap Pump Bottle
False Eyelash Case (Big) (Small with mirror)
Soap Dish (Pink spongy design) (Black wood design)
All HKD12/USD1.5 Each

Another trip to the HKD$12 store.  Got the pump bottle for an easier way to store and use my Body Shop shower gel (talked about here).  Soap dishes/trays are for Lush soaps.  Totally redundant eyelash cases for no specific reasons.

這趟主要是為洗髮皂選購肥皂碟。順手買了收納假睫毛的盒子,還有用來轉載沐浴露的瓶子(美體小舖的沐浴露很不方便使用呢)。


Mineral Care, Hydra Mask (a gift)

A lovely colleague gifted me this sample of mask.  This brand uses dead-sea salt to fomulate their products.  Quite excited to give this a try!

一位同事送的。




(Sasa - 5% off as usual)
Media Select Color Eye Shadow, #BR-2, HKD63/USD8
Kiss Me Heavy Rotation Pure Color Gloss, #01 Dolly Pink, #04 Shiny Pink, HKD69/USD8.8 each
Canmake Lash Care Essence, HKD70/USD8.9
Canmake Cream eyeshadow HKD68/USD8.8
Canmake Eye Nuance, #22, HKD76/USD9.7
Canmake UV Silk Fit Foundation, #01,  HKD116/USD14.9
freebie Canmake Cream Cheek, #01
freebie Sasatinnie Aqua Boost Moisturizing Eye Mask
freebie Sasatinnie Intensive Sparkling Eye Mask 

Was psychologically damaged one day - what an expression(!?) - and I made some damage to my own wallet.  The good thing is, I know these impulse-purchases won't be too much of a regret when the brands I chose are Japanese 'drugstore' brands.  They aren't the cheapest but their quality are guaranteed.  Oh retail therapy!

聽到一個噩耗,心情非常混亂,情緒異常複雜時候亂買的。還好,日本開加彩妝的價錢加上質素從來有個保證,不會令我太失望,或者破費。看見 Canmake 優惠:買滿 288 元送胭脂膏。這個月非常想買珊瑚粉紅/橙色的眼影 。雖然我已經有一些,但終覺得不合意,就收了上面 Media + Canmake 的幾盒。


Watson's
Elite Click n Glow concealer/highlighter, #01 Ivory*2, #02 Light (HK$99 each, 3 for 2) total USD25.4 for 3
medeep softener moisturizing mask, HKD7.5/USD1
Junkisei prime mask, HKD20/USD2.6

The Elite brand is not selling very well in Watson's.  I got some of their products a while back, see post here, and quite like them actually.  Saw these on 'buy 2 get 1 free' promo so I got two in my shade - the palest, and one in a slight darker shade.  The masks, as usual, are bought for trial purposes - as if I can never have enough masks to try.  Hehe.

屈臣氏減價買入的。


The Body Shop
Spa Wisdom Finishing Mist, #Morocco Orange Blossom, #Japan Apricot n Rice (x2), hkd59/usd7.6 for 3
White Musk Blush #Perfume #shower gel #body lotion, 179/usd22.9 for 3
Spa Wisdom #Morocco Body Souffle, #Japan hkd179/usd22.9 for 3
White Musk for Men Anti-perspirant deodorant *Roll-on, hkd99 for 3, usd4.2

Went to the factory outlet on the last day of March, which is near the Airport, and because we were there to pick up my dad after his biz trip.  Everything above smells delicious if not divine!  My boyfriend got a pack of 3 roll-on deodorants and I sneaked one because it smells lovely, and looks less harsh than the ones I'm currently using (i.e. Fa brand).

在東涌特價店/開倉買的。如無意外會和妹妹分享一些。

✐✎✐✎✐✎✐ (almost the end!) ✎✐✎✐✎✐✎ 

How Much Did I Spent?

Clinique 29.4
Neogence 13.4
Shu Uemura 12.5
Maybelline 1.9
Eyelash Cases 3.4
Clear Last 13.9
Jusco/Daiso 16.5
Missha 4.6
Sasa 4.9
Burberry 103.6
Lush 37.8 (paid by J5)
My Beauty diary 15.9
Media/Kiss Me 25.6
Canmake 42.3
Watson's 29
Body Shop (paid by J5) 57.6

= USD$ 412.3

Not mentioned above I still have some Taiwan online purchases - which my friend will bring back for me in mid/late-April - as well as a Benefit order on its way from US flying to HK.  Gonna count the $$ here, and show them in another post later.

Foreign Purchases:

Naruko (NTD) 615 + 551 + 575 + 535 + 778 (by J5)
UNT (NTD) 1779
Benefit USD 126 (by J5)

= USD$ 289

Project 20 Skin Care Update:

Start Date: 1st November, 2011
Balance Brought Down: 33.25
Total Finished: Nil
Purchased: Jumbo/Full Size 2, Deluxe Sample/Travel Size 1, Samples x (I'm only counting the Clinique Moisture Surge sample, Maybelline Baby Lips, Canmake Lash Serum)
Total Purchased: +5
Distance from Goal: 38.25
 
Project 20 Body and Hair Update:

Start Date: 15th February, 2012
Balance Brought Down: 10
Total Finished: Nil
Purchased: Jumbo/Full Size 10, Deluxe Sample/Travel Size x, Samples x (I'm counting the Lush shampoos, Body Shop *except the roll-on*)
Total Purchased: +20
Distance from Goal: 30 *OMG


Congratulations if you've made it till this line!  A few more updates before the end~




- A complimentary FOTD *my everyday make up* as this is officially the 200th published blogpost!
- Planning to do a small giveaway soon.  ((too bad my last giveaway prize seems to get lost on its way to Greece...))
- Looks like Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream is launching a new fragrance free version
- I can't make the 'Blog List' work in my blog layout.
- An amazing nail polish giveaway on this blog, click on the pic below to visit it and enter!









Cheers :D

6 comments:

  1. The shu curler is so cheap over there! *jealous* I still have to buy another one, waiting on a free shipping offer on the shu website....

    I absolutely love Big! It is the most I ever spent on a shampoo, it doesn't give amazing volume but it does give a little boost. It helps a lot when it comes to dandruff and oily hair too. My tub lasted me over 9 months! I only use a small amount on my scalp. I wouldn't put it anywhere else because its very drying. I also would recommend you use a good conditioner because it will dry your hair out a bit.

    I was always turned off by their solid shampoos. But lately I am kind of interested to see whats it like. It would make traveling so much easier!

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    1. Normally the shu curlers are higher price, I got mine at a discount :P

      Thx for the tips, next time I use Big I'll def put a heavier mask/conditioner on the ends~ The Seanik Solid shampoo is good - much better than I thought, just a little messy coz I don't have a good ventilated shower :S

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