Monday, May 24, 2010
My ELF Bush in Tickled Pink
I never had the patience for the sprees in LowYat Forums so I dug deeper and found someone selling their ELF blusher. It's slightly cheaper AND I don't have to wait~ =). The blusher comes in a similar casing as the NARS Orgasm and it gets smudged quite easily >_<. I was fiddling with it in office and I have really oily hands so it only took 2-3 sheets of tissue to get the smudges off =). There's no brush included with this blusher but I have no problems with that as my main requirement for blushers is to have them in a big pan =D so that I can swipe my big fluffy brush all over it.
Since I was too impatient to swipe it at home, I swiped it with my finger at office XD;;; Surprise, surprise there's a sheer mark of the blusher on my fingertips. The color is very similar to Benefit's Dandelion. I tried taking picture of the blusher but it was just too light unless I use flash T__T. It's not a blusher I would throw aside, the color is perfect for day makeup as it gives you a natural flush on your cheeks. It's not as pigmented as many reviews mentioned but it you're on a budget, this is your blusher. I have no regrets spending my RM10 on this blusher =D as Dandelion costs RM139 *shoots self* I will make a comparism with my NYX blusher as soon as it arrives =D
Sunday, May 23, 2010
My haul from Saturday's shopping day :3
I got sold by this pair of eyelashes *_* Bought it from CinemaMakeup booth. They were having a buy 1 free 1 for all their products.
The other pair that I got.
Total I paid at the expo was RM32. RM22 for the eyelashes and RM10 for a 3 packs of sponges orz. I didn't need that many but they're selling me a pack at RM9 wtf. I didn't really buy much from the expo as I've already prepared a list of what I want to buy and I really don't want to go overbudget. I intend to get the Dolly Winks eyelashes but I found out they were RM55 ;__; and they suit daily wear rather than for photoshoot purposes. I wanted the transparent masks but they weren't around sadly D8. Half of the booths were selling BB cream of all sorts, I got some samples of Hanskin BB cream along the way =D.
After KLCC, I went to Pyramid with Jonathan while Jared went back to complete some work. Main purpose was to get my flats and some accessories for Coffy. I was debating on those flats for a couple of weeks but bought it in the end cuz the bottom was PADDED! <3 Oh the luv! and they cost less than RM50 after discount! =D. I didn't buy anny accessories for Coffy but I got this instead.
COOKIE MONSTER EARRINGS!!!!
Got those earrings for RM15 T_T. Super expensive but I think it's worth it for my love to Sesame Street T_TV. After Pyramid, dropped by Daiso, The Curve to buy a water bottle to monitor my water intake. I'm starting on a slimming drink that requires me to drink at least 2 litres water a day. I'll also be exercising of course but I know that it won't be enough so gotta do something to curb my appetite =/. I saw some nice clothes at Nichii but they were a bit pricey and I could see my belly *sigh*, I didn't buy that nice pair of jeans I saw at Edwin too as punishment for myself =(. I told myself that I won't buy any clothes till I slim down =(
Oh yes my Hanskin freebie =D Can't wait to try this on next week!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
That summarizes the last 17 hours of my life.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
From left: Water Bank Cream 2_EX, Balancing Emulsion 2_EX, Power Essential Skin Refiner Light_EX, Water Bank Essence_EX, Water Bank Eye Gel.
Some 2 weeks ago, I was one of the lucky participants to be given this Water Bank trial kit. The catch is we're suppose to fill up a survey form in 2 weeks time. I've just received my survey form and I thought of posting my thoughts about this range here. Laneige recommends 4 steps after cleansing the face. The skin refiner comes first which acts as a toner followed by the balancing emulsion which helps the skin absorb moisture better. Then comes the essence and cream which will give your skin a big moisture boost =D Notice how some products have the number 2 on it? Well that indicates that this range is suitable for people with combination skin =D
Laneige Power Essential Skin Refiner Light_EX
As mentioned earlier, the skin refiner acts as a toner. It effectively restores sebum balance and reduces oily zone leaving the skin soft and fresh for better moisture absorption. I find this product very nice and cooling when applied on my skin but for those with pimpled faces, brace yourselves for it's gonna be a rough ride!
Laneige Balancing Emulsion 2_EX
Laneige has been kind enough to customize this range to suit all skin types. Luckily, I got type 2 which is for combination skin, type 1 should be for normal skin if I'm not mistaken. The balancing emulsion is oil free and comes with anti-oxidant and firming qualities. I found out during the briefing that emulsion helps improve the moisture absorption from rest of the skin care products (eg: moisturisers, creams, etc). I have nothing to comment about the emulsion, except the packaging. Oh boy it was difficult trying to get the emulsion out onto the cotton pad, without using my manly powers >_>. It's as difficult as trying to get old ketchup sauce out from the bottle!! At first I thought that maybe the emulsion I got was old or expired but turns out other participants are having the same trouble.
Laneige Water Bank Essence_EX
The essence circulates moisture from deep within the skin, protecting the skin from losing moisture while strengthening cells and increasing skin renewal rate. This light serum contains extracts of soya bean, blueberries, honey, yeast and shea butter. Given the list of extracts here, I'm expecting my skin to be soft and velvety by the end of the survey =). The essence comes in a pump bottle so I didn't struggle with it =P and just as described, it's a very light serum that spreads easily all over my face.
Laneige Water Bank Cream 2_EX
This light weight water based cream provides a moisture barrier on the skin for up to 12 hours. I love the smell of the cream but find it too sticky when applied to my skin ><
Overall: During the 2 weeks I was using the product, I did not experience anything new. I still get breakouts and my face often feel sticky with a layer of oil. Add in my struggle with the emulsion bottle, I honestly don't feel like following this skin routine.
Friday, May 14, 2010
My free lunch at Bayu Timor XD. We had a farewell lunch since 2 of our colleagues are leaving.
The cat farm opposite Jared's place 8D. When I squat down, they gathered! When Jared called out to them, they flee! mwahahaha~
For dinner, we went to Empire Subang to see the place! Very classy looking XD and we dined at Italiannies! Partially cuz I liked the checkered looking floor *_*
Our large portions!!! The prawns were super fresh =D
My fish with angel hair. The angel hair was a disappointment =( it was kinda dry, salty and oily DX
Dessert from Coffee Bean, was curious about their frozen yoghurt =D Tastes like milk powder + vanilla haha
Super bling-ed Toys R Us at Empire =( how I wish I'm 9 D: Childrens toys look so much better nowadays (and more expensive too argh!)
My free samples for yesterday! <3
3 sachest of Laneige's star product which is the sleeping pack :3 I've been asking counters for a sample of it the last month and they showed me their thick faces telling me there's no such thing D: hmph!
Thursday, May 13, 2010
What we do for product testing
This is one of our projects, advertising an air purifier. My colleagues started jakunning on this product the moment we got our hands on it lol. The indicator changes color when it detects allergens in the air so my colleagues started 'feeding' the purifier with smell of potato chips, biscuits, coffee (pic: my colleague feeding coffee to the purifier). The art director rubbed her leg on the purifier and the indicator lighted orange! (which means the air is dirty) ahahahahha!!! Then when she asked our boss to lick the purifier.... HE DID OMG and at the very same place our art director rubbed her feet on *facepalms*.
Yes we have sick people in office lol. I haven't started about others yet XD;;
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
I saw this at Cold Storage and thought of giving it a try. So sad when I found out Ben& Jerry's cost almost RM30 for the smallest tub ;__;. And by the way, the tea SUCKS =A=. Switched with Audrey for her Green Tea, haven't given her the rest of this crap yet XD;;
Our mess during the makeup test X3
Guess how much I bought all of this for 8D? RM37!!! I went to a lingerie warehouse sale and some of the participating brands include Sorella and Pierre Cardin!! <3<3 Most of them are fashion bras which have straps criss-crossing here and there x_X I'm not keen on detangling the straps off that black bra OTL
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
It's like an ice kacang hill in the office freezer but that's not a reason to die happy 8D That's my Milo buried there.
THIS is a good reason to be happy~~~ Total spent was only RM100 which was for the sleeping pack 8D
Yes the rest is all freebies 8D;; A while ago, Laneige opened a new store in KLCC so they were having some promos. The sleeping pack cost RM100 and it comes with a free pouch plus some travel size items =D. Well I didn't manage to go there but Miu was lovely enough to sell me one of her sets <3<3 I didn't expect it to come with a small spatula so I won't need to stick my icky hands into the tub~
Laneige Water bank trial pack 8D
I got this trial pack to test it out since I'm one of their participants for the survey. This pack is suppose to last for 2 weeks but I think it can last me for 1 1/2 months @@ It comes with a toner, emulsion, essence, cream and eye cream. Best part it, once we've submitted out survey, we'll get a mystery gift! *w*9 I tried it last night and I really their essence~
Chanel samples of their latest range 8D. I tried their lip conditioner and it's heaven <3
Monday, May 3, 2010
For my birthday this year.. I request donations to repair my car =.=;; There's 4 dents on that side... one of them has gone rusty.
On to other matters...
Parking my brother's car
The other day I had to park my brother's manual car outside since there's not enough parking space in our condo. So with my manual theory from 5 years ago and the last manual car I touched was 5 years ago (ok I tried driving Jared's car a couple of months ago and I sucked but at least the car didn't die XD;;), I went to park his car. After spending an insane amount of time, I parked his car beautifully! It was a failed moment yet I've never felt so proud of myself D8. Wonder why it was fail?
- Looked high and low for the air con switch
- Then I looked high and low for the button to pull the window down
- Then comes to adjusting my seat, which totally failed cuz I still couldn't press down fully onto the cluth so when I was driving, I had to balance my body on the chair and balance my feet on the clutch OTL
- The car died more than 6 times cuz my short feet had problems with the clutch D:
I squashed all my plans into Saturday so that I'll have a free day on Sunday. The result was chaos cuz I stuffed too many >< Originally the plan was:
- Settle YM shit
- Go to Chinese funeral
- Go to Malay wedding
- Collect book from KLCC
- Attend Origins Earth Day
- Visit product fair at PJU 1
I didn't realize it was a double wedding lol. Both sons got married at the same time.
Stuff I got from KLCC and Pavilion =D Book from Jonathan, bought pencil sharpener from Watsons and Origins samples from their event at pavilion. They were giving out like hot cakes =D
Saturday was also a fail day since I didn't manage to jog or visit the product fair TwT. Hope tonite will be great, I've got goodies to haul back~