Monday, 30 December 2013

Important Notice




I am experiencing immense difficulty trying to renew my domain registration for www.beautysketchbyjacq.com, which was purchased through Google Apps.  For incomprehensible, to me and my IT friends, reasons, if any, my account is not the Admin of the Google Apps.  Even though I was reminded to pay for renewal, receiving their emails using that account.  So the problem is I cannot log in to pay for the renewal, and no assistance is offered from Google.  Apparently there are only troubleshooting Q&A/FAQ pages to read and one has no channel to open a ticket for follow up.  I tried popping a mail to apps-support@google.com, as well as the Sales at Google Apps.  No response for over a week now.

Alternatively I may find a new host to host my domain, but I do not know if that implies complication dealing with the first ownership made through Google Apps (supported by eNom).  Another option is to make up a new name for my blog or create a new one from scratch, which I do not favour.

ANYWAY,

if starting next month you no longer see updates in your subscription box or blog roll feeds, or anything, please do not panic.  At worst, we will fall back to what this blog is originally named: www.jacqlibrawrites.blogspot.com

Have a very Happy New Year of 2014!

PS. I do want to make a post on the amazing Sephora purchase Ari helped me make, featuring Ambient Light palette and Naked 3.  That will come soon, or later than soon. (!)

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Beautiful wishes,

Lazy silly Jacq :")

Thursday, 19 December 2013

The Week #22


Period covered: 7 - 13 December

On the tenth we celebrated our one month anniversary.  It was a normal working day for Mr. A, and the day after, so we had a meal in.  Read to the bottom to see a picture, or two of our lovely dinner!  (the real reason for dining in is, yes, Dayo's Bounty Lady show on TV.  I couldn't give in watching it late...)  I also went out and purchased several (un)necessary things which I'll explain further down.




Tuesday, 17 December 2013

The Week #18 | late!


Period covered: 9 - 15 November

+this is a backdate post+ +maybe a wrong use of the word backdate, too+

Our wedding was on the tenth.

And after that day, Mr A and I spent the whole week visiting both of our parents to share gifts and food.  We sneaked in the CosmoProf show on Friday, but other than that, it has been a week full of packing and unpacking.  :)


Sunday, 15 December 2013

Jacq's Journal | 2013.12 月小日記


A collection of random thoughts or happenings.  New updates will be concatenated at the front. ;)

不定期更新。

1 - 10 December



Friday, 13 December 2013

The Week #21


Period covered: 30 November - 6 December

It's been a relatively relaxed week.  And a week with several deliveries~


Thursday, 12 December 2013

The Week #17 | late!



Period covered: 2 - 8 November

+this is a backdate post+ +maybe a wrong use of the word backdate, too+

The week was hectic.  As it was the week leading to my wedding, my skin and mind was freaking out.  Majorly.

I had 1 facial and 1 back treatment, 1 manicure and 1 pedicure (1st time getting Shellac!), on top of 2 full body massage sessions.  All within one week.  There is a good reason why...


Sunday, 1 December 2013

The Week #20



Period covered: 23 - 29 November

Saturday was our last day at Thailand, and I picked up loads of divine smelling SPA products at the Samui Airport.  Then after we're back, I checked out the local Sasa and Colourmix and spent &^%$# on three products.  Read on to see what those are...



Saturday, 30 November 2013

Jacq's Journal | 2013.11月小日記

A collection of random thoughts or happenings.  New updates will be concatenated at the front. ;)

不定期更新。

30 Nov


Sample handed to me on the street, and shampoo c/o McDonalds!?  Aquatherm Skeyndor Re-Balancing Gentle Cream FI, Walch Natraparis Natural Essence Shampoo.

在街上接收的宣傳品面霜 和 麥當勞早餐送的洗頭水。汗…


Friday, 29 November 2013

Thanksgiving | Care Package from UK



Sam, my adopted sister, sent me a box-full of beauty products some time last month - I guess, 'cause my sense of time has not yet been regained since a few weeks before my wedding... - and here I am, showing/boasting what I've got and perhaps a few first impression words.

For your information, the weather is COLD here now in HK, at a freezing 12-15 °C daytime with sunlight.  My fingers and rest of my body aren't functioning at optimum performance.  Typo is unavoidable.  Also, still figuring out the best spot with natural lighting chez Jacq to take pictures at.  Excuse the lighting/shading situation for the time being.


Monday, 25 November 2013

Life Update | Post Nuptial


Mr A and I tied the knot on the 10th, i.e. the reason why I haven't blogged for a while, also the reason why I went to Koh Samui last week.  The (wedding) day has been well-documented by phone cameras and shared on facebook.  However, official works from our photographers are still under process.  I do have a few images to share with you though :)


Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Finished Fortnight #21 | Late October Empties



Apologies - English only... skipping the Chinese until late November, I am afraid.

This was about a week, (or two?), late; but I really want to get this out so, Here we go!!

Sample Size


Monday, 28 October 2013

Benefit Fake Up Concealer | 01 Light, 02 Medium


Again, as I was clearing out my draft folder, I found this post sitting since April.  Oh My.  The pictures and swatches were taken back then; I'm trying my best to fill in some words to make this published.



Thursday, 24 October 2013

Jacq's Journal | 2013.10月小日記

A collection of random thoughts or happenings.  New updates will be concatenated at the front. ;)

不定期更新。

23 Oct








Saturday, 19 October 2013

Mini MAC Prep + Prime Haul





Only got four things.

MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter "Bright Forecast" and "Light Boost" $200 each
MAC Prep + Prime Lip $180

and

MAC Satin Lipstick "Rebel" $145

To be frank, I haven't been that satisfied with everything I purchased in one trip.  Happy~




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What post do you want to see with these products?

Beautiful wishes,
Lazy silly Jacq :")

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Not So Recent Perfume Acquisitions


Found this draft sitting in my to-be published and realised, this then 'recent' acquisition post was 5 months old.  I must have been pretty crazy...

I don't often run out and buy perfumes.  Actually, I don't even wear perfume regularly.  Mr. A does, though, so I find shopping scents for him a good excuse to buy myself something.  Although what he likes is pretty particular and the extras I got him often ended up on myself; so I probably smell pretty funky always, go figure~


Thursday, 10 October 2013

Un-boxing | Glamabox 2013 Sep


This un-boxing is a good few weeks late, but none-the-less, worth sharing, as this box is brilliant - just look at the box design!  I will also very briefly go through what items from last month - August box - that I still keep or use.  ;)


Tuesday, 8 October 2013

New-In | Small online purchase (FAB, Daniel Sandler, Melvita)


Back in June or July, I made a sneaky purchase off an online merchant from UK.  I have no idea why this post was never published.  Anyway, in that I got...


Friday, 4 October 2013

Finished Fortnight #20 | September Empties


English only.  Concise.  Ask me if you want to know more about particular items.  Yes this post is 1 week late...

抱歉,本篇會繼續省略中文分享的部分。
歡迎留言/面書給我發訊息,定回!

Sample Size


Friday, 27 September 2013

Hong Kong Book Fair Acquisition 2013


I struggled a little whether to post this, now that October is approaching.  Normally, the HK Book Fair is held during the Summer vacation, where students and parents have more chances to visit.  However, since while I was still at school, I haven't been only going for books, but for more...

The beauty-related part, fashion magazine subscription with amazing goodies...


gift with subscription of Mina and Vivi
Leader's Clinic Mela-Tox Mask, Tsubaki Head Spa Shampoo and Conditioner Sample, Phyto 7 Hydrating Day Cream with 7 Plants, Algologie France Hand Cream, Gingko Brush and Tool Set.

gift with subscription with Cosmogirl
Curel Moisture Lotion IICurel UV Protection Face Milk SPF 25 PA++, Schwarzkopf Extra Care Q10 Shampoo, Conditioner, MaskL'Oreal Color Infaillible "040 Cosmic Black"Shiseido Lacquer Rouge "RD203"Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Brightening Makeup "Champagne" SPF25 PA+++, L'Oreal OpenEyesPro "07 Turquoise"Sferangs Repairing Eye BalmMioggi Magic Advanced Skin Essential ActivatorCurel Intensive Moisture CreamChanel Light Revealing Whitening Makeup Base "10 Rosee" SPF35 PA+++, The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Hair ButterNuxe 24Hr Soothing and Moisturizing CreamVichy Aqualia Thermal Soothing & Fortifying 24 Hr Hydrating CareLa Mauve Switzerland Caviar Supreme Longevity Serum

(The L'Oreal lipgloss, foundation and Maybelline Baby Lips are lost chez Maison Jacq :S)

gift with subscription of Marie Claire, 1 of 2
Clarins White Plus HP Gentle Renewing Brightening Peel, Pranarom Nature Bois de Rose Huile de Bain Bath Oil

gift with subscription of Marie Claire, 2 of 2
TefuTefu Herbal Pearlescent Body Lotion "Mock Lime", Tsubaki Damage Care Shampoo and Conditioner, Whisper napkins (again!)

Finally, the books, which are pretty self-explanatory and I'll save time from typing them out~ Basically just some Christian books, especially one on Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, a book for work, and some other leisure reads~ :D


Have you bought any books recently, and are there similar magazine subscription deals at your place?

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*all beauty products above are 'gifts'

Beautiful wishes,
Lazy silly Jacq :")


Jacq's Journal 日誌 | 09.2013

A collection of random thoughts or happenings.  New updates will be concatenated at the front. ;)

不定期更新。

25 Sep


Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Cosmetics of the Last Century


My friend Ari, whom I knew through blogging, tagged me to do A Piece of History post, which basically is to talk about old make up.  Read first her sharing here - link! - and then move on to read mine!

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Finished Fortnight #19 | Stressful September



抱歉,本篇會省略中文分享的部分。
因為最近時間不夠用,
在下又懶(主因)…

很有機會未來兩個月都會從簡。
當然,有問題隨時歡迎留言/面書給我發訊息,定回!

As we count-down to the last two months, approaching the Big Day.  I finally realise I must stop procrastinating, and get things done.  It is starting to intensify, the stress, and I'm getting eczema instead of sleep.  Not good.  I'm still very happy to share what I've used up and threw out every other week, hopefully, as this makes me happy in an absurd way.  Please bear with me as the sharing will be shortened and perhaps all over the place though, as is my current life and belongings! >.<

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Saturday, 7 September 2013

The Week #8




Period covered: 31 August - 6 September

On the last day of August, H brought me to a Shiseido workshop.  First time visiting their 'training centre'-ish salon and was stunned by the free testing area.  No sales pressure, no busy pedestrian traffic, it is like a Japanese cosmetics heaven.  After the workshop we were given some samples to test out, along with a letter/voucher.  Naturally, I took advantage of the voucher and went shopping for the one Shiseido product which impressed me most (and most affordable, and one that is least redundant to add to my current stash).  With the letter, I 'earned' another two pretty generous samples with purchase.  Yet, that isn't the end of the story.  H and I visited a newly revamped enormous Sasa store.  The Sasa is so big that it houses Bobbi Brown, MAC, Anna Sui and Banila Co. counters!  Did some damages to our wallet there, and left with a grin and heavy bag.  Now I'm totally ready for a spending ban!

In September, #100DaySpendingBan #take2 started, and if you know how well (or bad) I did.  Then keep on reading!

The Week in Acquisition


Thursday, 5 September 2013

Hit Pan #9 | MAC Trip Palette Bronze



To begin with, let me confess that, in fact, only the lightest shade in this palette has achieved hit pan.  However, it is none the less a good time to give this palette a mention overall, as I also really enjoy the other wells in this tin.


Saturday, 31 August 2013

The Week #7




Anna Sui #325
Period covered: 24 - 30 August

This week was, hmm, lazy.  The heat kept me from doing everything I planned to (excuse!), and my body was still recovering from the busy weekend which included a secondary school reunion (plenty of girl talks), delivering a session on Our Lady to a group of Catechumen, running up and down the Cathedral hill for meeting/  To recover, I went shopping for my wedding shoes (girlfriend G helped out with this one, a lot).

In between lazy weekdays, I managed to went in my facialist for a facial (just lay there and sleep basically), purchased 6 pairs of skinny jeans (yes you get the digit correct), bought home nearly a dozen of nail paints...

I'm planning on kicking off a new round of 100 Day Spending Ban in September, which will approximately end in early December - perfect timing to treat myself some presents for Christmas.  Details to come in next week's update!

The Week in Acquisition


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