Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Big Good News | and a haul

First and Most Important of All

Hurray!  We're back on BeautySketchbyJacq.com!

Painful, frustrating time has passed, with the help, mainly counselling, from my Uni friend who has more experience in web-hosting and IT, yet less hurdles encountered as I did with Google/Enom (my registrar)!  Theoretically I have this domain on auto-renewal now, so it will graciously charge me annually without me begging for someone to bill me.  Let's hope Google doesn't change the game rules too often, again.

A Question for You

I'm late on several weekly updates I called "The Week".  Those journal entries for December just got stuck in my draft folder with incomplete content.  I lost the sense of blogging during the holiday season, and now that it's going into the Chinese new year in no time, I just can't find to sit down properly and type those out.

The question is, would it be too confusing for your mind to handle if, say, I get those "Late The Week" written and published around Feburary?

iHerb Haul and Coupon Code

If you remember a few posts back, here, that I've mentioned I had a lot of hauls and acquisitions planned to be shared, sorry, for most of them aren't posted as I would have wanted, yet.

Here comes a 2-in-1 iHerb haul, most products I haven't even started using, but I'll let you know my thoughts on those I have, or why I picked them up.  By the way, you can see, from the two sets of product shots below, how the daylight in my sitting room compares to the artificial lighting in my 'study' (or currently 'storage').

Oh, and excuse me if you find this repulsive, but I'm going to share my reward code once again.  Use JBF362 in your order to get $5 to $10 off iHerb.  If you do buy anything from them, leave me a comment and share with us!

The September Order

PHYSICIAN'S FORMULA, Youthful Wear, Illuminating Finish, Translucent, 0.33 oz (9.5 g) $13.39 -  This was one of the key item that drove me made this order.  It was out of stock for a relatively long time, and when it came back, I had to check out my basket.  I have tried this once or twice with a brush and I liked it.  As a setting powder it is good.  Still has to play with me more to see if it really is as good as the dupe Kasey said in her video.
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E.L.F. COSMETICS, Daily Moisture Stick, 0.53 oz (15 g) $6.00 - Because I vaguely remember EmilyNoel talked about it (I found the video).  If it is, this will follow me when we go on the real honeymoon to Roma in March.
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AROMA NATRUALS, Soy VegePure, 100% Natural Soy Pillar Candle, Meditation, Patchouli & Frankincense, 8.8 oz (260 g) $13.20 - I made a promise that I'll throw in one of this in every order I make with iHerb.  My all time favourite candle scent, although Mr. A doesn't show the same love to it as I do.  I keep them burning when I have the home to myself, it keeps me less lonely and more warm.
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For Body and Tummy

DESERT ESSENCE, Perfect Pistachio Foot Repair Cream, 3.5 fl oz (103.5 ml) $6.05 - Because pistachio just sound too good and delicious to be true, to be present in a foot cream.
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NUBIAN HERITAGE, Raw Shea Butter Hand Cream with Soy Milk, Vitamin E, Frankincense & Myrrh, 4 fl oz (118 ml) $7.37 - Frankincense & Myrrh are my favourite oils.  Period.

PURE & BASIC, Hand & Body Lotion, Fresh Fig, 12 fl oz (350 ml) $6.91 - Because it is technically impossible to find fig scent in town.  Fig isn't a local fruit nor is the scent popular.  I've only seen creams packed with mineral oil or wash packed with SLS in fig scent at Marks & Spencer, which isn't bad, but worse than this Pure & Basic offering.
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MADRE MAGIC, All Purpose Skin Cream, 4 oz (113 g) $18.45 - iHerb's answer to the renowned Egyptian Magic.  My tub of Egyptian Magic is still half full so this has to wait a little longer.
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NOW FOODS, Healthy Foods, Virgin Coconut Oil, 20 fl oz (591 ml) $10.95 - I've been cooking with this since I started owning a kitchen all by myself, and I love this.  When it was warmer this is liquid in state, but now that the room temperature is below 20, it is solid.  I'm very eager to use it on my body, I will!


SIERRA BEES, Organic Vanilla Beeswax Lip Balm with Vitamin E, .15 oz (4.25 g)
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IHERB Foot Scrubber

The November Order

REAL TECHNIQUES, Your Finish/Perfected, Stippling Brush $7.99 - Not mine, helped Honor ordered.  She was keen to get this for she acquired numerous cream cheek products.
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REAL TECHNIQUES, Your Finish/Perfected, Kabuki Brush $7.99 - Just decided to give this a try as I have never bought this brush before.  I do not own any kabuki that can open up in the centre like this does.
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REAL TECHNIQUES, Sam's Picks Exclusive Brush Set, 6 Brushes $23.99 - This is the reason why I placed this order!  It is because all RT brushes were on 20% off, including this set, so I rushed to check-out.  (After texting with Honor to confirm her pick.)  Although I already own all but one of the brushes in this set, the only exclusive piece is suffice to make me break down.
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ECOTOOLS, Fresh & Flawless Complexion Brush Set, 5 Piece Brush Set $13.28 - A make up fanatic can never have too many brushes.  Or maybe it's just me.

ECOTOOLS, Tapered Blush Brush, 1 Brush $5.99
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ECOTOOLS, Domed Bronzer Brush, 1 Brush $8.50 - If it is Tao's favourite, I better get one for myself.  Huge fan of her recommendations.
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E.L.F. Cosmetics, Eyeshadow "C" Brush, 1 Brush $3.00 - I have no idea why I throw this in.  LOL.
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KNEIPP, Warming Massage Oil, Arnica + Ginger, 3.4 fl oz (100 ml) $22.00 - Bought this so that my therapist no longer need to use her lavender scented mineral oil on me.  This is sunflower oil based and smells very warming.

NOW FOODS, Solutions, Evening Primrose Oil, 4 fl oz (118 ml) $11.46 - Wanted to do a little oil blend for myself after learning the good ingredients of an expensive face oil, i.e. Rodin.  For unknown reasons I picked this bottle up and then lost interest to do any experimentation.
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AMERICAN HEALTH, Royal Brittany, Evening Primrose Oil, 1300 mg, 2 Bottles, 120 Softgels Each $20.46 - If evening primrose is good for the skin, and for female, why not eat it too?  I've been taking one softgel per night and so far so good.

ALTER ECO, Organic Chocolate, Dark Quinoa, 2.82 oz (80 g) $2.70 - Just because A) it was on sale and B) quinoa is intriguing to me.
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AROMA NATURALS, Naturally Blended, Pillar Candle, Meditation, Patchouli & Frankincense, 3" x 3.5" $11.80 - Bought the wrong one!  This is the pillar candle without the glass jar... Still smells the same, as incredible as the other, just a little cheaper.  Now that I have accidentally bought both version, I can compare how well they burn.

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Beautiful wishes,
Lazy silly Jacq :")


  1. Glad to see you're back!! YAY!!

  2. i just got my brushes from iherb too and loving them :)

  3. I lost a few orders recently and have not been online shopping =( ... this RT set looks fantastic, I wonder if the exclusive brush is good.

    1. I hate when online orders are lost... that happened to me twice (or more) and they always depress me...
      I am sorry but I'm afraid that little exclusive brush is hidden, I can't find it anywhere!!!



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