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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Tagged: The Nice & Naughty List 2011

I did my Nice & Naughty List 2010 last year after my favorite beauty blogger, Jen did so. I decided to list down the same list for this year and drafted this post out a few weeks ago. Apparently, Jen did the same thing too. (You guys just gonna check her blog- she's awesome!) Since Christmas is over, Santa won't make it for my list. Therefore, Smurf is the one who's going to coordinate the award list for this year. ( I 'smurf' you!!)

The list featured top 5 favorite products and 5 most disappointing products for this year. Let's Smurf bring you the Naughty list!!

NAUGHTY LIST

1) Herbal Essences Shampoo
I tried Herbal Essences Shampoo ages ago and it wasn't a good experience for me. After years, I decided to give it a shot as I believe they should have improve their formula and packaging too. And I didn't know why, I love the smell of the shampoo but every time after wash, it makes my hair sooo DRY...I am so sorry for you all who love this but I just didn't think this works for me.

2) Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
I love Maybelline mascaras!! It is my first mascara brand and I love them. I bought this mascara around RM10 during promo so it's definitely cheap!! But seriously, this mascara is very disappointing. I am not sure what formula did they used for this but when I applied, it does a very little lengthening and volume on my lashes. It make my lashes feels droppy and it clumps!! Gosh..Don't mentioned about the flakes and smudge as well. *sigh*

Thursday, December 29, 2011

2011 Year End Hauls~

In a few more days year 2011 comes to an end. For a shopaholic like me, the best always come at the end. Why? Because it's Year End Sales!! Sales are crazy everywhere especially Boxing Day. =D


I haven't been stepping out of mall and get some stuff ever since I got my new job. Crowd. Working hours. Meh!! So, most of the stuff I purchased with just one click - internet. Internet shopping is real addictive isn't it?? Look at what you like, click click click, and wait for your parcel. Forget about the bills! It's end of year 2011! (What an excuse, heh?)


And here's my accumulated hauls since November. I've posted these few pics on FB and Twitter as well. So, it's time for me to share with my bloggers and readers. =)


My hauls from United States!! This little haul cost me a bomb especially if you saw it - Clarisonic Mia!! I've been putting it on my wishlist for the longest time after SueLynn and SongLing raved it!! And now it's finally MINE!!! *jumping of joy*  And got some random brushes from Real Technique, ELF, Milani eyeliner and UD Anni palette.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Boxing day with my BellaBox!!

Life's been a very busy and hectic for me that I've been slacking on blogging. Nevertheless, I hope everyone of you have a GREAT Christmas!!! By now I guess most of you have snagged something over the boxing day sales. Ain't you??  It's kinda sad to say that we do not have any boxing day sale over here!! Cons of staying another part of the world. =(

My boxing day started the day before just because I couldn't wait to 'un-boxed' all my gifts!! (Well, I don't have much gifts either). Let me tell you, my biggest box among all is my pinky cute box from BellaBox.

I've mentioned about Bellabox previously here, and the month of December is a Christmas party month!! Wait, did I mentioned to you about November box?? I guess no..but I'll briefly tell you what's the best over there.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Believe me or no - I've Got Bieber Fever??

What comes into your mind with this title?? I've Got Bieber Fever but not the one you thought of course. No doubt I do listen to Justin Bieber's song and I find some of them quite nice but I've yet to come to an extend that I would screams and jump of excitement about him. No doubt if I am a few years younger I might be :p (My time was Backstreets Boys back then)

Honestly, I am amused me when Nicole by OPI launched their 'One Less Only Girl' Collection and Justin Bieber as the endorser. I couldn't come to think of it why Nail Polish gonna do with him???? Does he puts them on????
But.......if I were age 15 and looking for a nail polish to buy at counter, I'll probably get this (with Justin Beiber's face on the promotional card) because I do have a fever isn't it? Thumbs up for the marketing team!! That's not all, when you buy any of this nail polish, part of the profit will donate into the fund of Pencil of Promise Organization (PoP). On the other hand, you're doing charity too =))

Saturday, October 29, 2011

What's the cute PINK box??

Weeks ago, I have a note of parcel undelivered from Mr. Postman. Without any idea what will that be, I went to the post office and got my parcel. To my surpised, I got this PINK box!! (which is almost size of A4) Most people at the post office were looking at my pink color box and wondering what is that. *blush*

Have you heard of the famous Birch box from United States where users pay a certain amount of monthly subscription and receive the latest makeup samples from high end brands such as Stila, NARS, Kiehls, Smashbox and more. Early this month Singapore had launched it own version of Birch box called Bellabox!! And the pink color box is my FIRST BELLABOX!! :)) 

It was written on the box that I've gotten the Box 1 out of 3 different boxes. Feeling excited to see what's inside?? To my surprised here is it. Another box for you to open up!!
My brother commented that the open box above look alike the pizza box. Lol!! Initially the pink box are used to deliver and protect the actual box. For those who know me very well, I am a boxes collector and I LOVE boxes!!! 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Review: ES Fake Eyelashes from KK Centerhk

Fake eyelashes are always the best tool to make your eyes look bigger and feel like a doll. I don't usually use false lashes for daily makeup but for photoshoot and dinner, it is a must! I am quite fussy in term of the quality of fake lashes especially the band. Those fake lashes with rough and thick band are a NO-NO for me. So when KKCenterhk sent me a box of fake lashes, without a thought I picked up the fabulous fake lashes brand.
ES are well-known of their soft band fake lashes and it was made in Korea. ^_^ I actually chose ES A166 10 Pairs Black Luxuriant False Eyelashes. (Don't ask why I chose this)

One box comes with 10 pairs of fake eyelashes. Estimated for one pair that could last you around 3-4 wears which means you could wear up to 30-40 times with these lashes. I find this pretty affordable and good for it priceof US$14.22.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Review: NYC Blushable Creme Stick Blush in South St. Seashell

I always wanted to review my first cream blusher ever from New York Color (N.Y.C)!! N.Y.C Blushable Creme Stick has always been around the drugstore and highly raved by most bloggers. I bought this creme blush early of this year (or i think last year?). My color was in South St. Seashell since it was preferred by most darker skintone like mine - NC30.
They say:
Get the you'll want to show with NYC New York Color Blushable Creme Stick. It gives a natural flush to your cheeks in one quick step. Soft and creamy colors can be blended to the desired intensity and coverage. This lightweight formula provides sheer, all-over color as well as subtle, shimmering accents, contours and dynamic highlights to your cheeks. Quick, on-the-go and extremely easy to apply – all for a sweet $3.99!

Packaging:
This cream blush is packaged like a lip balm where you turn and twits the bottom so the product would raise the stick up. very huge I shall say. It comes with a total of 8 grams of product!! I reckon this might takes me forever to finish. O_o Although it may come with a huge product but it is quite travel friendly. =)

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

2nd Visit to Cres Wellness

Ever since I tried Cres Wellness’s facial treatment, I’m hooked!! I totally agree that woman should spent sometime to pamper herself :) This time round, I went back to Cres Wellness at Tebrau City, Johor Bahru for my second treatment for Ultra Rejuvenation Crystallinear Therapy.  If you’ve read my previous post, I’m quite satisfied with the facial treatment. 

CRES Ultra Rejuvenation Crystallinear Therapy is a highly effective reversal and therapeutic treatment which combined the mighty energy of the natural crystal  and the state-of –the-art nano-technology.  It can unblock and activate the lymph nodes, increase the flow of nutrients to the cells,and thus stimulate better and faster cell repair and renewal, leaving skin instantly revitalized and ultra smooth like baby skin.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Review: Kao Biore Marshmallow Whip Facial Foam

Hello girls!!! Anyone missed me?? Life's been really busy and hectic for me once again...Sorry for being MIA almost a month. I'm on the midst of moving house therefore room are in mess and too many things to be done. :( Please bear with me for a moment ok?

Does anyone one of you here loves eating marshmallow?? 

I believe most of you have seen the latest product from Kao Biore - The Marshmallow Whip Facial Wash.
When thesamplestore sent me this, my first impression was: "It was sooo cute...look exactly like egg shape"


They says:
Marshmallow Whip Facial Wash boasts collagen (help moisturise the skin) and ultra fine, high-density foam. The high-density foam is supposed to act as a “cushion” between the hand and face during cleansing, reducing pressure and stress on the skin. Most Japanese girls uses foaming net to foam up their cleanser which can minimal stress causing on face. (Probably that's why they have good-oh-skin?)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Review: LUS S-Line Body Glove

The boy has been commented that I need exercise. I asked him why?? He mentioned that my tummy had some excessive things that I don't need. Those things he meant is FAT!!! Something that male homosapien need to take note of: "It's a SIN to tell your gf that she's gaining weight!!!" (Don't ask how I reacted after that :p) After then, when I was asked to review a slimming product without a second of thought I replied YES!!

From google images
Introducing the LUS S-Line Body Glove - the ultra rapid, practical and easy-to-use slimming session you can have at home!! This product have been highly raved by Korean Celebrity and now arrived in Malaysia. It's even featured in the local media The Star newspaper.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Swatches: MAC Semi-Precious Pearl Mineralize Skinfinish

Every year during Summer - the month of July, MAC Cosmetics would have beautiful colors invented for their famous Mineralize products such as eyeshadow, blushers and skinfinish. I'm ain't MAC-addict but I am definitely addicted to their Mineralize SkinFinish (MSF). Ever since I purchased my first MSF years ago- I'm hooked!!

No idea what Mineralize Skinfinish does? It is a luxurious velvet-soft powder with high-frost metallic finish. Smoothes on: adds buffed-up highlights to cheeks, or an overall ultra-deluxe polish to the face.

Therefore when MAC released four MSF in their latest Semi-Precious collection, I ran down to their store as soon as I can to check it out. I tested all four on my skin and decided that Pearl look best on me!!

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Review & Swatches: Lip Ice Sheer Color in Shimmer & Strawberry

Lip Ice is one of the famous brand of drugstore lip balm and also my first lip balm I got!! I bought lip ice as my first lip balm (about 10 year ago??) and it almost look the same as now. . With the pinky red packaging and sheer color. Till recently, Mentholatum’s Lip Ice had launched color. two new Lip Ice Sheer Color Lip Moisturizer - Shimmer & Strawberry and they sent me these for review purposes. 
 

They say:
Lip Ice Sheer Color transform your lips to a natural shade of beautiful pink, goes on clear, then changes to subtle pink that enhances the natural beauty of your lips. It enhanced with natural BEESWAX formula, natural ingredients and effective anti-oxidant.  

Packaging:
It comes with a plastic turn twist packaging which it's kinda standard for a lip balm except it's much slimmer and vertically longer. Lol..The pinky red packaging is very girly, but I personally prefer it to come with more cute animation print on them. :))

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Review: Dollywink Limited Edition Eyelash Set

I've been missing the blogsophere!! Do you miss me?? Not sure why but I missed your comments!! If you guys happened to drop by my blog, please comment - I really miss all of you. =)

If you read my previous haul post, I actually bought this Limited Edition Dollywink Eyelashes Set. If you're a fan of Tsubasa Matsuwaka - Japanese famous Popteen Gyaru model, I bet you should not miss this item!!

The packaging of this is pretty cute and huge compare to the others!! As it comes with 2 different pair of lashes and the limited edition eyelash casing.


I actually doesn't find it very special as this set consists of No.2 Sweet Girly (Upper Lash) and No.6 Baby Cute (Lower Lash). But the focus goes to the purple eyelash casing as the normal one is in pink color. Beat me! I just couldn't resist temptation from my friend that convinced me to get this. 
**Photo heavy post**

Saturday, July 23, 2011

My Accumulated Hauls~~

I couldn't believe I did not managed to update my blog for long....And I have to admit that I miss blogging. I miss all of my readers and beauty bloggers here.. :) Well, work has always been an issue for me and my recent ezcema attack ain't making the situation better... :(

I've been sharing my hauls here and there in my FB and twitter. But I guess it's showtime for my blog readers too!! Excuse me for the pics qualities I took from my phone apps.

Approximately a month ago, there's a Shiseido Private Sale at their office. So me and my bestie when down all the way after work to grab the opportunity. It's time to restock all my skincare products. The bargain was awesome that my total damage come down to only $150 for all..


Watson had finally bring it the Limited Edition Dollywink eyelashes set. I couldn't resist the pricing and the packaging so I bought it home with me together with other lashes I got from Japan.


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

ANNOUCEMENT: OPI Black Shatter Nail Polish Giveaway CLOSED!!



All entries after this post will be void.

Thank you for those who've been supporting me all these while and participating in it.
(Not sure why, lost some readers after certain giveaway announcement)

Please feel free to drop by again for more products reviews and hauls.

^_^
Winner will be announced soon.
(Please be patient ya! As they are lots of entries I need to sort out.)

Cross your finger and GOOD LUCK!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Review: Sexy Look Duo Lifting Mask

This brand Sexy Look was introduced by one my reader months ago. She suggested that since I love facial mask, why not have a try on this? (My readers does understand me well, don't you? *wink*) And yes, Sexy Look Duo Lifting Mask turns out to be the Number One Best Selling 3D Mask in Taiwan!!




What's more that this mask is featured quite a time in the Taiwanese Beauty Show 女人我最大!! The special rave about this mask is the ear hooks to lift & firm skin from neck, cheeks, eyes, and even mouth areas.
The Sexy Look endorser Taiwan -Japanese Star Aisah (member of Da Mouth 大嘴巴). Thanks to Lush Group for sending a few piece of mask for me to review!!


Sexy Look Intensive Firming Duo Lifting mask


Friday, July 08, 2011

Review: Hada Labo Retinol Lifting + Firming Lotion

As times goes by, despite of work stress, my skin's been aging faster than I can noticed. That's the time I noticed I really need an anti-aging and lifting products!! And here comes the angel from Hada Labo sending me a Hada Labo Retinol Lifting + Firming Lotion. I bet most of you have tried the bestselling Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid (SHA) Moisturising Lotion for hydrating and 'tiong-tiong' skin. 
Today I gonna bring you a 'One Drop unlocks a beautiful ageless-looking skin'Hada Labo’s latest Lifting and Firming range with 3 premium and potent ingredients: Vitamin A retinol, Hydrolyzed Collagen, and Hada Labo's Signature ingredient, Super Hyaluronic Acid (SHA), to restore youthful bounciness for your skin.



Tuesday, July 05, 2011

My facial moment at Cres Wellness

Honestly of all my life, I've only been to facial for twice. I repeat yes, is twice!! *rolled eyes* The main reason is because I was quite afraid that the product they used might backfires on me (touchwood). Secondly, I do not like the idea of the hard talk sales persuading you to sign up for package. Until recently, my skin's been aging (lol)..Getting a lot of work stress doesn't help my skin at all and  here comes the rescue team from the famous Cres Wellness. 
Cres Wellness, a holistic beauty and health sanctuary which offers personalized treatments that helps women understand, manage and pamper their entire selves, in order to achieve a total wellbeing exuded by Confidence, Relaxation, Elegance and Sophistication. Being the flagship boutique of Cellnique - the first and largest Paramedical Skincare brand in Asia. [For more info, visit Cres Wellness,]

As I mentioned, this is my first visit to Cres Wellness (Tmn Desa Tebrau branch). Therefore I am quite anticipating for their service, products and facial treatment. I was greeted by the branch manager and my beautician with a cup of tea while filling in my details. Unfortunately, the day I went their machine for skin analysis is down =( Nevertheless, the branch manager gave me her overall analysis based on her experience. She diagnosed that I have sinus/ nose sensitivity (which is true) and de-hydrated skin. 

And there I was recommended to have their newly launched Ultra Rejuvenation Crystallinear Therapy.

*Picture heavy + Free Vouchers*

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Review: OPI Black Shatter

As told I never into any nail polishes because I do not have nice nails. I have a baby short nails though.  So I broke my own record this year in hauling some nail polish previously and I got addicted!! Initially I get hooked with more nail polish and get the OPI Black Shatter from Katy Perry Collection. Need not to mention how famous the Black Shatter are (you can see it's in the blogsphere) 

Black Shatter with OPI Teenage Dream
Black Shatter which is "a deep asphalt black with a shattered texture" which you simply paint a thin layer of the black varnish over any color of your choice and  watch the black coat shatter and crack into leopard print effect as it dries. Black Shatter was launched together with Katy Perry Nail Collection.


Ingredients/ Texture:
OPI Black Shatter is very thick and doesn’t apply smoothly. It dries extremely fast in matte and cracked within seconds after application. So it is advisable not to apply layer and layer again. The size of the crack it depends on how thick is your nail polish applied. Example shown below pics:
Isn't both 4 colors come with different size of crackle and dries matte in color?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Review: Charles Worthington Frizz Free Salon Finish Ultimate Serum

This week is all bout June Anti-Frizz hair!! Yesterday post was all bout the anti-frizz spray. Today I gonna review a serum for your hair to keep your hair shine and healthy. My all time favorite Essential Frizz serum had finished and here comes Charles Worthington. Do you think it can replace my favorite serum? Let's see....




They say:
If there’s only one frizz serum you opt for, make it this one: Frizz Free Ultimate Serum. Part of the Salon Results collection, this cult-status hair repair serum erases frizz and flyaways, leaving nothing but smooth, shiny, and super-silky hair.
Designed to resist the frizz-inducing effects of humidity, this serum with UV filters, ensures hair is kept smooth with long-lasting control. For ultimate anti-frizz action that lasts all day, use Frizz Free Ultimate Serum with Frizz Free Shampoo and Conditioner. Easy.

Annoucement: Sleek Bad Girl Giveaway Winner!!

Finally after all the busy work days, I finally get to consolidate the giveaway entries. I am so happy with all my readers that continuously reading and support my blog. <3 Once again, thank you so much for visiting and following me.

I have more than 200 entries for this but so sorry that I could only select one winner. I promised to organize more giveaway in future to award my other readers. :))

*drum rolls*

Jeng..jeng...jeng....So who's the winner??

Monday, June 13, 2011

Review: Charles Worthington Frizz-Free Leave-In Smoothing Spray

How your hair behave, that's how it determines your mood that day. And here comes the name of -  Bad Hair Day.  Bad Hair Day = Bad Mood. 

As much as I love taking care of my skin, taking care of my hair is one of my hobby. I love my long straight hair but towards the middle of the day in office, my hair look super messy especially when I am stressed out and busy. My manager even commented that my hair look very messy - HORRIBLE!! o_O

Thanks Goodness I found a product that can solve the problem- Charles Worthington Frizz Free Leave-In Smoothing Spray. As seen as my previous entry, Charles Worthington is one of the top UK hair care product. 


They say:
Created to provide up to 18 hours of frizz protection, Salon Results Smoothing Leave-in Spray offers the ultimate in long-lasting anti-frizz control. Part of the Salon Results collection, this wheat protein-enriched hair care treatment has been created to replace frizz frustration with repaired and conditioned hair.


Weatherproofing your hair from the style-destroying effects of the elements, this intense leave-in frizz spray guards hair from the moment you apply.

Packaging:
Like any other Charles Worthington products, their packaging are all in the same oval same. Except it look kinda classy and 'blue' for Frizz-Fee range is my favorite!! They named it Smoothing Spray 200ml, it comes with a spray pump. All you have to do is just pump and the spray towards your hair. (Easy-peasy)

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Introduction: Charles Worthington Hair Products

Approximately last month, the UK famous hair care brand Charles Worthington finally hit up to our local market. Charles Worthington is owner and Creative Director of one of the UK’s most respected hair and beauty companies. This brand was started in 1986 when Charles Worthington launched his first salon and now named one of London four world-class salons in London. 


They say: 
"Charles Worthington believes in the power of hair and its ability to transform and everyone deserves a little bit of luxury in their lives. In fact, we want to achieve the high standards whether the client is a celebrity , a salon customer or someone using Charles Worthington products from home."

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My shoe hauls~~

My apologies for slacking again on my blog post. Life's been busy catching up, I'm trying to balance myself between work, entertainment, sleep and of course blogging. So far everything has been quite settled down at work - except for I need to find a new place now. Since I started to haul more on skincare and cosmetics, my budget went a bit tight I do not have extra to spend on others. This month, I couldn't resist anymore temptation of not buying any shoes for months!! Note: I am on shoe-shopping ban and yes I did very well. =)




Woman will never lack out of shoes....Buying shoes is like a pure satisfaction for us. (Well, the male species never understand this theory). I've been always a shoe shopaholic since my university days. You can never imagine I actually throw away 10 pairs of shoes because I couldn't packed it all back home when I graduated. :p And trust me, I actually ship a huge box of them back home before that.


My shoe bargain I got this month!! Believe me, all these shoes add on together cost me less than USD50.. :p

Got this pair from Summit. I like this cream-beige zipper heels. It look very simple but I find it very sophisticated for work day. Not too tall, at least I able to walk with it. New shoe for work now!! =D

Sleek Bad Girl Giveaway CLOSED!!



All entries after this post will be void.

Thank you for those who've been supporting me all these while and participating in it.

Please feel free to drop by again for more products reviews and hauls.

^_^
Winner will be announced soon.
(Please be patient ya! As they are lots of entries I need to sort out.)

Cross your finger and GOOD LUCK!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Swatches: Laneige Snow Radiant Eyes in 01 Gold Gradation

Laneige is one of the well-known Korean cosmetics brand. My favorite Korean star and Laneige ambassador Song Hey Kyo - famously know for the lead actress Full House. Everytime when I heard about Laneige, her face will always come into my mind. No idea why though. But personally, I love heart her skin and makeup. :)


Today I gonna bring you the item I won from Korea Cosmetics event tab!! You girls gonna really check out their page. They're having giveaway every weekends!!


The Laneige Snow Radiant Eyes look like one of the mineralize/ baked eyeshadow. Personally, I have not seen them in my local stores both Singapore and Malaysia. According to my friend who went to Korean, she said this series was sold elusive in Korea. Hmmmm.......

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Review: Kevin Beautymaker Aquamarine Hydrating Lotion

I finally get to finish my skincare products from Kevin Beautymaker. I really enjoy using Kevin Beautymaker products – the skincare and the make up are both pretty impressive. For those who do not know about Kevin Beautymaker, Kevin is a famous make up artist in Taiwan. Beauty Maker is his very own cosmetics label specially created and designed for Asian beauties. Beauty Maker products are featured in the program Ladies First or 女人我最大 in Taiwan with fantastic feedback. I've previously review on the face primer and foundation
Kevin Beautymaker Aquamarine Hydrating Lotion is a moisturizer that works on all skin types which helps in providing hydration and keep your skin feel moist all the time. I bought this quite sometime ago and I think it's fair for me to review each of them now. 

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Review: Etude House Hand Bouquet Rich Butter Hand Cream

I am a person that doesn't use any hand cream until my skin started to flakes due to the strong chemical contact from my normal detergent. I bought this long time ago I couldn't remember when during their normal EH 50% sales. =)
They says:
The rich essence of shea butter & macadamia nut oil moisturizes and nourishes hands with an improved anti-wrinkle formula for soft, smooth hands.

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