Saturday, April 30, 2011

NOTD - April 30, 2011

Today I had my nails done. Unlike my usual nails which are decorated with nail art, the one I'm having today will be simple only. I chose a purple nail polish, but because I had applied 4 coats the result was rather dark than its original semi light purple shade.

 I got a small cut :( (that red dot is blood)

Its pretty simple but I like it still :)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Im a Bunny in a Cat's Body ^_^

I got my graduation photos today and I was like, "Who's this?!" Hahaha I dont know what the photographer did but I have always hated that graduation photo, and now I have it in gray scale and colored formats. Anyways, I was bored in my room so I just played with the laptop's web cam and snapped some funny shots with my picture. Here's one :D

This is pretty random haha. How can a Bunny have whiskers like a cat? Lol haha

Goodnight, have to sleep early.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

[CLOSED] My CozyCot You're Beautiful Photo Contest Entry and a Giveaway! Win an E25 Blending Brush from Sigma

I have joined my first ever photo contest via CozyCot's You're Beautiful Photo Contest. And just like most photo contests on Facebook, the photo with the most likes will be declared as the winner. So now I am asking all of you to please help me win by liking my photo entry :) The photo contest will last until the 5th of August 2011.

So this is my photo entry :D Hahaha you might be wondering what's that on my face, that's Garnier's Self Heating Sauna Mask, same as the item that I am holding. As of the moment I only have 26 likes on my entry, so please help me win :)

Also, I am very proud to say that I will also be hosting my very first blog giveaway! Yehey *jumps with joy*

Say hello to my first ever blog giveaway!

So this first ever giveaway will be hosted by Sigma Beauty. The prize will be a Travel E25 Blending Brush by which Sigma will be sending out to the winner directly. This brush retails at $9.00, but why buy when you can have one for free?

Product Description:

Oval-shaped brush with gently chiseled sides. Blends and softens the look of powder or cream shadows. Ideal to apply eye shadow primer, base eye shadow colors, and blend harsh lines. 
Note: I am still yet waiting for my Travel E25 Blending Brush to arrive so my review on this amazing product will come in later :)  

UPDATE: My Sigma brush arrived today, May 4th and I am going to blog about it soon :)

I am very thankful to Sigma for giving me a chance to have my own blog giveaway. I really appreciate the Sigma Beauty Affiliate Sponsorship. Not only does it gives me the chance to have my own Sigma product, it also gives a lucky reader of my blog the same chance to own the product too :)

Please don't forget to visit Sigma Beauty online. You can find a lot of amazing stuffs on their online shop!

And now for the giveaway rules..
Everytime you leave a comment, please don't forget to include your email address so that I can contact you if you win. Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

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Extra Entries:
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Sigma ships worldwide so this giveaway will be open to international readers too :) This giveaway will end on May 27, 2011.

And that's it! Goodluck to all and to me as well :)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Skin Food - Apple Vinegar Fresh Foam {Product Review}

I have already started using some of the products from my Korean beauty products mini haul, one of which is the Apple Vinegar Fresh Foam from Skin Food. For those of you who are not familiar with this product, here's a little info.

Skin Food
Skin Food (Hangul: 스킨푸드) is a South Korean cosmetics manufacturer with headquarters in Seoul. The company was established in 1957. The company was not established in 1957 but that is how long the now owner has been involved in the skincare business.

Skin Food has become a well-known cosmetic and skincare brand in many countries outside South Korea such as Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and many others. The appealing factor of Skin Food is the use of natural food and produce in its original form as ingredients in their products. In addition, the use of natural ingredients also plays a significant role in their success today. Their products range from makeup, skin care, body and hair products.

The Apple Vinegar Fresh Foam is just one of their popular products. I bought a sample pack to try. For a first time user, I noticed a lot of good things about this product. It came in a very cute pack, shaped like a bottle.

 Front view of the product :)

Back part of the item. Product info and the instructions on how to use it was written in English. There's also something written in Korean but I cant read it, so no idea what it is :P

 Instructions and Product Info

The instructions were well written in English, so if you haven't tried this product yet, it won't be hard for you to use it because the instructions on how to use it are there. You'll also be aware of its content and what it promises to do to the skin.

This is what the packaging says about the product:
Transparent type foam cleanser containing a large amount of potassium, minerals and citric acid that makes drab skin caused by horny substances smooth, and whose honey extract provides more moisture to your skin, and thoroughly remove make up residue.

As for the instructions..
Take an appropriate amount on your wet hands and make foam sufficiently. Gently rub along with your skin texture. Wash it of with lukewarm water.

 Clear gel like substance.

This product is in the form of a gel like substance, so you really wont have a hard time getting it out of the pack because its not watery like most facial wash. Also, I wasn't expecting it to be gel like since the name says its a facial foam so I was expecting a foamy like substance. But nevertheless I am not bothered by this.

Not so much bubbles :D

My Review:
For its cute packaging, I'd say I like it. Korean products really know how to make their stuffs look attractive to anyone. Also, I like its soft scent which smells of apples! Hahaha. And although the product name says vinegar, I didnt smell any vinegar; just apples.

For a facial foam, I noticed that it does not foam that much. It produced little bubbles only but still it was easy to apply on the face. It says that it can cleanse the face, which I am very much sure it did. After washing, I feel my face feels fresher and cleaner. I am already on my second pack and I am looking forward to buying the big pack.

Overall, I am very happy with this purchase. I can see that it really works for me. And I would really recommend this to others for them to try and see its wonderful effects.

Rating: 5/5
Recommend: Yes
Repurchase: Yes

Monday, April 25, 2011

A very late post.. Nail of the Day/Week

A very late post.. Here's a preview of my nails :) Its not an Easter nail, but it can be mistaken as one because of the dots :P

Its messy, and not that nice. But I think its better than having nothing :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mini Haul : BB Creams, Facial Foam and other Asian Beauty Products

I have my eyes glued on a few Asian beauty products for quite some time already, and last week I finally got the courage to order a few products from Ebay. I purchased some BB Creams, Facial Foam Wash and Toners. I only bought sample packs first because I'd like to try them out before actually buying the bigger ones. It cost me quite a lot but nah, its just all worth it. So anyway, here are snapshots of the items that I bought.

 There's not much.. And I cant wait to test/review each :)

 Apple-Vinegar Fresh Foam Facial Wash from Skin Food

 MISSHA BB Cream in 2 shades, #21 and #23

 Etude House's BB Cream

 Super Aqua Revitalizing Emulsion and Refining Toner

 Black Raspberry Emulsion from Skin Food

 BB Cream from Skin79

 Another BB cream, I forgot the brand coz I cant read the korean label

 Clinie Lifting Cleansing Foam

Gold Caviar Lifting Eye Serum from Skin Food

So there goes my mini haul :) I have tried the Apple Vinegar Facial Foam wash and the MISSHA BB Cream. So far, I am quite satisfied with the product especially the facial foam so if I finish all three packs, I might buy a bigger one. As for the BB cream, Im still gonna test all to see which one is the best for me. I might review the products in the coming days.

P.S. What BB Creams can you suggest? I am also looking for facial masks, specifically those from My Beauty Diary. I hope they are affordable though.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Neon Purple Glitter Ring from Hollyrocks

I have mentioned in my previous post that my prize from Hollyrock's giveaway has arrived already after a month (booo to international shipping). So here goes my blabbing about the prize I got :D

The ring was placed in a purple box (I just love purple) tied in a knot, so its just so cute and cool. A card that looked like a calling card was also there, with a very cool print.

Cute packaging :3

The calling card sort of..

The ring, together with a pin/button and sticker.

She also wrote to me a letter. Sweet isn't it?

The button/pin, sticker and the ring.

Love the glitters.


I am just so happy to receive this cute item! Now I can rock any look with this purple glitter ring, all thanks to Holly :)

Also, I'd just show here my accessories. There's not much, just a few pieces.

My earrings, a guitar shaped one and a camera earrings.

Ring collection (Hahaha can you call three pieces a collection? Lol)

My hair pin :D

Necklace <3

This is not a sponsored post. I did not receive anything else from them aside from the giveaway prizes that I am talking about here. It was my choice to blog about the items and mention them as well. 

Monday, April 18, 2011

In the Mail Today {04-18-2011}

I stopped by the post office today to check if I have any package there, and to my surprise I got two packages. One was the Neon Purple Glitter Cocktail Ring that I won from Hollyrock's giveaway last March, and the other was a free Educational DVD that I requested. When I arrived at home, I was surprise to see another package for me. I have totally forgotten about it because like the Educational DVD, I requested the cloth patches from a freebie website, and though I know that they are indeed free, most of them works for those living in the US only so yeah, I was happy to see that it really reached me :D Anyways, here are the three packages that I got.

 Sorry for those weird stickers, haha. I placed them there to hide my name, etc :P

First would be the Cloth Patch. It came in a red plastic like paper envelope. I had no idea what it was till I read the instruction it came with.

 I like the red packaging :)

 The patches. I got two, and I dont know yet what to do with them.

 Instructions on how to iron the patches.
The second item I got was a DVD titled "Explore the Sea Floor". Its an educational DVD with lots of information and games. Im gonna give it to my little sister so she'll have something to play with :)

And the last one was my prize from Hollyrocks! Its a very cute neon purple ring with lots of glitter, so its just so pretty and sparkly :D

Cool yeah ;)

More photos about this ring will be uploaded in my next blog post which will be later :) And once again, many thanks to Holly for this purple ring. I love it <3

Also, if you are looking for cool stuffs, visit her Etsy Shop coz I swear she's got tons of beautiful items. If only international shipping costs less, I would have ordered a lot of her necklaces and earrings already ;)