Wednesday, 29 May 2013

五月碎念日誌 | Jacq's Journal 2013 May

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

不定期更新小日記。

05-29 (Wed)

This may be the last update of this month.  Well.  Today.  I slipped and dropped $320 at Fraise de Paris.  In return, I brought home two French pharmacy gems - Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre ($180) and La Roche Posay Serozinc ($140).  Tomorrow should be a better day, as I'm going to a facial appointment escorted by Jen, and a manicure date with Wendy - with their eyes watching and really limited cash in pocket it is very likely that I won't spend on extras.  Fingercrossed.

Yes, I reckon that my spending ban is starting to look like a spending spree.  :S

下午在巴黎草莓(故意)不小心跌了錢,帶了兩件法國玩具回家…

明天會在兩位女伴的陪伴下去<做臉>和<做指甲>。在她們的看管下,應該不會亂花吧(?!)

05-24 (Fri)


幫美國友人買的 Tom Ford 12 Seductive Rose 亞洲限定色。
我自己買了 11 Lavender Lust 和12 Seductive Rose 和金銅色的 Cognac Sable,我把它們三收藏在女朋友的衣櫥裡,待我「禁敗」正式完結我就會去接它們回家!

重點:全球 Tom Ford 訂價最便宜的要算是香港。一盤 10 克,咱們連卡佛才賣 550 HKD ;比 Bobbi Brown/ Burberry/ Chanel 都便宜。

Tom Ford Seductive Rose purchased for my friend in the States - blog post written here.



在黃埔的屈臣氏看見開架 75 折。本來我是安全跳過的,但午飯之後再走一趟,手滑了。((汗……))

Broke my spending ban at Watson's when they were having (first in history?) 25% off.  This is a new in-store tactic, and proven with my receipt, a success.  :S

05-23 (Thu)


Spent the whole morning renovating my blog's front page.  Using a new template, colour theme, and added the social media icons on the sidebar.  Comments are very welcomed!

首頁換了新樣貌,好看嗎?^.^

[1] Caudalie [2] blog sale haul [3] peach drinks [4] almond tofu dessert

Into the Gloss' interview with Liv Tyler was the highlight of the week in the blogosphere - to me at least.  I literally want everything Liv uses, everything.  For the longest time I have withstand the urge to purchase Caudalie Beauty Elixir because it isn't cheap, and it has a very distinctive scent which I was unsure of - now I'm sure I had to have it regardless!

麗芙·泰勒(就是魔戒裡的精靈公主)在一篇訪問中提及到 Caudalie 歐緹麗的葡萄籽活性爽膚水。碰巧莎莎優惠價 115 HKD/ 30 ml,Colourmix 打折 280 HKD/ 100 ml。我就不理破戒,大小通吃了……

Two parcels arrived today - sneak peek of what I got from a blog sale... And some groceries that make me very happy~

在別人二手拍拍回來的玩具 ;)
還有,在阿信屋入的貨!


05-22 (Wed)


USD $140 for all


A day of black rainstorm signal.  How can the sky hold that amount of moisture!?!?

Received Camera Ready Cosmetics (CRC) 's promotion email and had to share this amazing Viseart set, you get a free concealer palette if you buy the two eyeshadow palettes.  The basic neutral one has been on my mind ever since NikkieTutorials put it on her top favourites.  I have purchased from CRC before and I adore their service (link to my previous haul).  For those of you who're interested, the special promotion ends on 2nd June (link to buy).

Viseart 是個專業化妝品牌,收到 Camera Ready Cosmetics 宣傳電郵(網站也有賣 Ben Nye,Cinema Secrets,Graftobian,Kryolan等)。買兩盒眼影送一個遮瑕盤;我對 #1 大地色那盤很有興趣,因為它是荷蘭的 Youtuber Nikkie 的愛用品。有興趣的朋友可以到 CRC 網看看,我以前也用過這網站購物,經驗非常良好。


Another local news, saw these new My Beauty Diary masks on shelf at Mannings.  The new 'flavours' are: Broccoli (rejuvenating, moisturising), Imperial Bird's Nest (ultra nourishing, hydration), Rice (deep moisturising, soothing), Coix Seed (i.e. Job's Tears) (whitening, soothing), Ginseng (repair, elastin).  They are all 60 HKD for box of 10 pieces.  Tempted to all of them, except for the broccoli... Will look out for them when I visit Taiwan later, as there may probably be trial sets or individuals to try out.

新的五款 我的美麗日記面膜 在萬寧 上架了。有花椰菜(西蘭花!)/官燕窩/薏仁/白米/人參。除了西蘭花以外的四款我都很想試用!萬寧賣 港幣六十一盒(十片)。希望能在台灣看見試用裝或特惠組~現在嘛,暫時跳過…

結論?成功擊退誘惑,繼續禁敗~

Conclusion?  I'm glad I'm on spending ban.  ;)

05-20 (Mon)

Words will be filled in later.  文字待補。


As hinted in my Spending Ban update, the Whoo Glamaboxes arrived.  Now I need to decide where to start, with this many of samplers in decent quantity!

在 Glamabox 官網上訂的<后>盒子送到了~品項多得不知從何入手!是應該整套用嗎?


05-18 (Sat)

Star Ferry, Tsim Sha Tsui // Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cheung Chau

Graduation 'retreat' camp of the pre-nuptial course Mr. A and I took was held last weekend.  It's probably one of the most life-changing 6 months in our lives.

週末是婚前班最後的畢業退省宿營。可能有一段時間不會到長洲了。這半年,我對自己/伴侶/婚姻/天主加強了不一樣認識…畢生受用~

05-17 (Fri)

 Nails Lacquered, Skin Treated // Graduation bunnies baked by Jun, our classmate

It's been almost a week since I started using SK2, and I'm so far, so impressed... (sxit, I hope I won't be addicted!)

好久沒塗指甲,用了一瓶露華濃(桃紅)+一瓶東京買的日產(深粉紅)。
同學準備的畢業禮物,兔兔曲奇~

05-15 (Wed)

Naris Up Brow/Eyeshadow/Contour palettes // Naris Up whitening face powders

Basically I went into a Sasa because I had a $50 cash coupon to spend.  I ended up spending over and bought make up - spending ban violation, again.  Above are new sightings and below shows my FOTD and part of the haul...

為了用掉月底到期的莎莎現金卷,進了虎穴,花了錢。
上面是新進的貨,有眉/眼/鼻影 三用的盤子(我兩色全包了);
也有防曬+美白的粉餅。都來自日牌 Naris Up。
下面是我外出的妝,和另外的買物:兩罐日產的背部暗瘡護理噴霧~

FOTD // Acne care spray for my back...


05-14 (Tue)


Saw two kinds of lash serums at Etude House.  Dr. Lash is a set of 8ml day primer + 6ml night treatment.  My Lash Serum is a larger tube for lower price but smells of strong alcohol.

Received this month's Glamabox - a good one considering I am already putting the conditioner and cleansing lotion into my evening routine today!

Both of these pictures are shared on my Instagram - follow me @jacqlibra if you haven't already!

在 Etude House 看到兩款睫毛精華。對日夜那組有點興趣;另外便宜那款酒精味很濃,感覺有點刺激(!?)眼球~五月盒子送到了,看上去很不錯!


Remember I renewed my magazine subscription for the gift?  Here they are, the Declare Youth Supreme Concentrate and Nicole by OPI Nail Polish.  Also picked up a mask brush (for cream/clay mask application) at Sasa; cost me $9 HKD.

訂閱雜誌的禮物:精華和指甲油各一瓶。在莎莎買的面膜掃,用來上面膜/泥膜的。


Oh.  Started using my SKII kit, finally.

終於開始用我的「神仙水」/青春露!!!


05-13 (Mon)

from girlfriend A

from girlfriend A



some inconvenient necessity

Things I got from girlfriend A last Friday - the Pony make up books are incredible!  I am learning a whole lot from her and I'm secretly writing a long long wishlist of make up she uses.  :S

Picked up something from Sasa today (confession of breaking the Spending Ban will come next week) along with some 'essentials'.  Razors for the swimming season, and deodorant for my feet - never tried this before.

A 小姐從台灣帶回來的 Pony 化妝書 >> 無敵!Pony 本身的五官很受妝,也很上鏡;當然技巧也是一流的。書中很多實用的 tips,清楚的圖,獲益良多!

今天在莎莎小敗了一些 DollyWink,原因是我要買上圖的止汗(打算用在足部)……嗯,對,原因跟結果沒什麼關係我知道。喔,還有,游泳季節需要的刀片。:)

05-12 (Sun)

Comments on my lash extension: Mr. A said my eyes are doll-like; a stranger, and a friend complimented on my eyes and lashes for being 'good-looking'.  Lashes on the left eye is starting to get unruly, but right eye is still perfectly fine.

I survived the day(s) with Synergie sunscreen, L'Oreal concealers and some Hera loose powder.  This I call 'put together'!

除了一位友人+一位偶遇的店員稱讚我的睫毛外,(善長~)A 先生也毫不吝惜地形容我的眼睛很「公仔」。左眼的眼頭和眼尾有點亂掉,但右眼非常正常。

連續兩天只塗防曬+遮瑕+蜜粉出門,連眉毛也懶的畫… :P


05-10 (Fri)

Three things.  First I have the lash extension done.  It was a very relaxing "procedure" and the result is pretty amazing.  I uploaded a picture on Instagram and that seem to arouse a bit of interest!  Before getting my lashes done, I visited my friend and got a few make up books, along with some beauty bits to try.  Happy me!  Another thing is I went false lash hunting for my friend Traci whom I have swapped with previously.  Planning and shopping for a swap is always fun, and Traci is someone I really trust and highly regard, as a swap friend (and more)!  Pictures will come later as I am just jotting these down on my iPad...

今天去了種睫毛,效果很滿意!打理上或許需要有點耐性,容後匯報。
到姐妹家取貨,除了保養化妝品外,有兩本 Pony 達人的美妝書!!
最後就是,幫我的美國友人搜購假睫毛;雖然我現在不能戴,不代表我不能代「帶」喔^_^


05-09 (Thu)




I have been wanting to do lash extension for a while.  Saw a promotion on Kesalan Patharan's facebook and immediately asked if my girlfriend A wants to go with me.  In no time, an appointment was made and I'll be getting my first ever lash extension tomorrow.  Excited!  Mascara application to upper lashes and lash curler will be on hiatus for at least three weeks - I use this as an excuse to purchase two lash serums.  Tried Talika and L'Oreal before, so I opted for new Japanese offerings.  (I do not have any on hand now so technically I'm not violating any rules.)  Both of these, Astraea V. and BCL, don't seem to have oil mentioned in the description, so I guess they're okay to use.

Really excited about tomorrow's experience!!!

KP's facebook page - link

對接睫毛/美睫朝思暮想了好幾個月,終於給我等到 KP 的優惠。
立即用九秒九打電話去預約明天接(行動還真迅速…)

由於接了以後要暫別睫毛夾和睫毛膏
(不是藉口!)
所以跑了去莎莎買睫毛精華。
好久以前用過 L'Oreal 和 Talika 家的,想嘗鮮,便入手兩款日牌的!

很很很很興奮哦!!!

05-08 (Wed)





Used AFU Rose Mask (10 minutes) all over the face, washed off, and Innisfree Volcaic Mask (10 minutes) on areas where needed.  First time using AFU, enjoy the soft yoghurt texture and beautiful rose scent a lot.  Innisfree is easily the top pick of clay masks from my entire stash.  It is soft, easy to apply and wash, cleanses skin, leaves skin soft and bright - but most importantly, it is not drying on my skin - unlike many other clay masks!


I did use my front camera in dim light to capture where/how I applied the masks.  Comment below if you want to see the poor quality selfies. :P


先敷 10 分鐘 AFU 阿芙 玫瑰谷酸奶花瓣面膜 可口 幼滑 很像真的乳酪
溫水洗掉,再重點敷上 Innisfree 濟州火山泥面膜 清潔得來不會過於乾燥 很舒服,可能是我用過最愛的泥膜!



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Beautiful wishes,

Lazy silly Jacq :")

10 comments:

  1. I have seen several reviews of that innisfree clay mask, but I want to finish at least one of the queen helene mask I have before buying another.
    I saw your post inventory of mask and I love to know your opinion of the skinfood rice mask.

    Bye

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    1. Hi Eugenia,

      The SkinFood Rice smells lovely, vanilla and creamy. It is a soft exfoliating/scrub kind of mask - but not harsh because it is quite mild. I like that a lot too! :D

      I also want to try Queen Helene but I feel like that might be too drying or too difficult to get off - I am usually too lazy to apply mask so I prefer easy products ;)

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  2. now i'm curious about that innisfree clay mask - but i'm having too many cleansing masks at the same time currently! need to finish up something before getting new stuff!

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    1. Jenni, what's your favourite cleansing masks? :) although I own a bunch I don't use them enough to be an 'expert'. definitely need some recommendations from you~

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  3. I have my lash serum and really like it, I noticed improvement in my eyelashes ...
    and I want to know well your experience with eyelash extension, what care should be taken?.

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    1. Sure, Eugenia, will let you know when I form some opinion on the extensions! :D

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  4. omg! Whoo products. I think you should use the whitening set together to see the effect of the line on your skin. People claim that the whoo whitening is even better than the sulwhasoo whitening line. I see you also have the sleeping mask. I have that but havent tried yet.
    What's in the orange jar and tube?

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    1. The orange jar = 拱辰 Qi & Jin Cream
      The orange tube = 秘貼 Ja Saeng Serum

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  5. I wonder if broccoli masks smell good XD

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    1. It sounds really interesting, isn't it? XD

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