Congratulations Sizbelle! I will mail you asap for the details!
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Monday, 26 October 2009
I have enjoyed the year as a beauty blogger, and have 'met' so many fabulous fellow bloggers and other wonderful persons who have inspired, motivated and encouraged me...
Bloggers tradition in our community is giving out prices...lots of them...so here they are (click on the pic for a closer look)
----here is the beauty loot (part 1)-----
Lioelle Sun Elastic Pact Spf 26 (used gently 1x)
- Color born (Korean brand) mascara (brand new)
- By Terry Soleil de Rose Freshtone Hydra Reviver
- 2x Hiramisu Lifecella sheet masks
- Kiss Celeblous Gelina Cheek in Pink
- ELF nailpolish cream coffee (new)
- Lotree BB Primer Tinted Control Base (travel size Brand new)
- Cargo Blush Prague (used once)
- Aube Sofina Couture Eyeshadow Designing eyes 505 (used once)
- Skyn Iceland theAntidote Quenching daily lotion (Brand new 52 ml/1.72 Fl.oz)
- Banilla Co The Secret Shimmer Pact
I haven't forgotten my fashion side, so I added this patent leather, brand new Topshop bag as well.
It is still brand new with all the packaging to protect the delicate parts.
The tag says: REAL LEATHER:
2.No stories necessary, only if you would like to say something. I lovely 'hi' would be ok :D
4. Winner will be announced in a new post after random selection by random.org
5. Please contact me with 3 days to claim your prize or another winner will be selected! Prizes will be shipped by airmail WORLDWIDE within 3 business days after winner contacts me!
Sunday, 25 October 2009
Tomorrow is my 1st year anniversary of the blog!
I will write about that point tomorrow, because I will have to organise a GRANDE giveaway, ofcourse...beauty-bloggers tradition!
First, dear Jamilla from makeupforprofessionalasianwomen.com had a fantastic sale of her great products. I bought the Guerlain Meteorites Mythic from her, and I had it waiting for me when I came back from the hols...
CalicoGarden at etsy.com.
Zippers are big in fashion this fall, and I am a bit creative, but not as creative as I would like to be. So I support the economy (LOL, that is my excuse for buying cute things) and bought this supercute zipper-flower from CalicoGarden.
I adore accessories: it is such a fab way to spark up any blah or humdrum or basic outfit and lift it up to something more original.
Thursday, 22 October 2009
The soft, salty breeze of the sea is still lingering in my hear....yes, I have been on a small but uberfantastic break for a couple of days.
I am still too much chilled to give you guys a whole review. Anyway, I adore the colour, that looks good when really pale or with a slight tan. The green microshimmer is intensely flattering for my mouth and the sheer coral glow is just right.
Saturday, 10 October 2009
Almost...(ha ha, I need to keep something left for the blog itself)
Anyway, this week I was the happy receiver of a package from sasa.com: my curious eye had drawn me to a new skincare brand from Taiwan: BeautyDIY.
I looked at their promises, their packaging and their ingredients: it looked a lot like the DIY skincare that are present on some US websites (such as Gardenofwisdom.com and skinactives.com).
I ordered from such websites a couple of years ago, because I was in an incredible DIY stage and I still wanted all the nifty and high-tech ingredients that are present in high end skincare (without the ingredients that could irritate me).
Now there was a Taiwanese verson on sasa that sells skincare products with a similar approach, and with a lovely reasonable price (prices vary between $9 and $20). I could not help but adding them to my cart.
I tried to find out what was inside by looking at the boxes....mmmm....
I looked at the front: - there was just the logo and their claim)
Ah, there is some text!!!
Oh....it is just stating the philosophy of BeautyDIY (which is good, but I still have no clue what is in the boxes)
They are ingredients...but from what product???? (Chinese readers might actually find the clue, but my knowledge of the chinese language is just limited to certain words)
So, I opened the boxes....and FINALLY....I found out what the content was.
For the DIY phobes: there is not DIY mixing of any kind. You will receive the ingredients all mixed in the tube or jar...so no messiness. Which still makes me wonder why they used the name Beauty DIY...(where is the DIY part?)
I ordered the Glacial clay mask. Glacial clay has proved to be sooo wonderful for my skin. It draws out impurities without making it excessably dry. I once bought the powder version at gardenofwisdom once, and loved it.
The BeautyDIY version comes in a non-powder, creamy form that can be applied instantly...no mixing beforehand. It tingles a bit when applied, a minty feeling, and dries within 10 minutes. The result is a clean-feeling, soft and cleaner skin...me likey!
Sunday, 4 October 2009
Actually, I have been away from my blog for more than a week...that is a record in my book. I am sorry for that, but I have been receiving too little thingies to post and honestly...my personal life was not that brilliant either.
So I am a bit in need of a special agent who will lift me into better spirits.
Which brings me to Korean Cosmetics!...Etude House has been releasing a new line and it is called Code B.
So, we have a lady in charge...she is a feisty Asian lady who is not shy to use eyecatching makeup.
I really wanted it all, however, as I shy away from Gmarket lately (Customs at my country has been hunting on Gmarket packages too much', so it was hardly worth it anymore) I had to limit my choices.
And I wanted one of the eyeshadows the most.
Although I loved the natural colour scheme of all of them, I decided to go for the Khaki one, as I have had an ungoing love afair with a khaki MAC eyeshadow from one of their Limited Edition collections in 2005...I wanted a similar colour or a dupe...
So, the Code B gadget that I bought was an eyeshadow in colour 04 in Strong Khaki.
Mmm, the case looks a bit plastic and is not as girly as the usual form that Etude B has...I is a bit cheap-looking, IMO.
The content is of a better quality!!!! Ohh, I really love the buttery texture which makes it a perfect value! This colour is really similar to the MAC one, only a tad cooler.
By the way, I bought the eyeshadow on ebay from a seller named ohalice on ebay.
Another fab discovery has been the Maquillage Alexander Wang lipstick and lipgloss collection. I have been buying the sample card on bobodave.com.
I often buy sample cards, if they are available. Sample cards are a perfect way to discover the true colour of a lipstick or lipgloss.
Honestly, I love so many colours of this card...I have been loving the RS721 for its deeper glow on the mouth, and the tiny green shimmer. It is one of the Moisture Rouge Sheer types lipsticks.
The Moisture Rouge Colour On types are even more superior, as the deliver incredible moisture and a fantastically natural, but lip-enhancing quality.