Sunday, May 3, 2015

Mini Haul from Hong Kong

I finally had the chance to visit Hong Kong for a short trip. My first visit to Hong Kong was when I was 12 years old, which is like 20 years ago!

Anyway, it was a short but nice trip. I wished I had planned it for longer though. Perhaps a 6 days 5 nights trip instead of a 4 days 3 nights trip. There just wasn't enough time to see and try everything.

As you all know, Hong Kong is famous for its shopping and food. There were lots of cosmetics shops like Sasa, Colormix, Bonjour everywhere. I didn't really spend a lot time in there, I basically just went in to find the things I want, bought them and left.

Here's my mini haul:

Top row: Guerlain Meteorites, Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask
Bottom row: Nextbeau Piggy face masks, Bifesta Sebum Cleansing Water, 3CE Long Wear Eye Crayon & Creamy Waterproof Eyeliner, Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam, Koji Curler, Heroine Make Mascara
The things that I got in Colormix were definitely cheaper than Singapore. The Bifesta cleansing water retails for about $17 in SG while in HK it only costs about $10? I got 2 bottles and have opened one to use. It's my go-to cleansing water as it's really efficient. The Heroine Make mascara was about $14 in HK while in SG it's $19-21. I could have gotten more things but I really didn't have time to browse through the shops.

The Koji curler was also very affordable at only $7 for one. Initially I wanted to get the Shu Uemura curler which is about $17, as compared to $30 in SG but I chose Koji in the end as it's so much cheaper and as good to use.

I saw a big Innisfree shop in Mongkok and went in for a look thinking that the prices might be cheaper than Singapore. However, after buying these, I realized the prices are almost the same as Singapore. >.<

The Cleansing Foam is quite nice, it lathers up with lots of foam and smells lovely. After cleansing, my face doesn't become oily as fast.

The Super Volcanic Pore Clay mask is superb as well. My face felt thoroughly clean after using it, looks brighter and felt fresher.

My purchases entitled me to a free cardholder with a Korean star on it, whom I do not recognize. Haha...

Next up, 3 Concept Eyes haul from Stylenanda in Silvercord, Tsim Sha Tsui. Initially I wanted to get a Lip Marker for a friend but I ended up with a couple of items for myself as well. The SA told me that she would give me a sample of their BB cream if I purchase 3 items.

I got the Creamy Waterproof Eyeliner in #2 Zorro. It's a pearlescent black as described in the website. Basically it's black with some fine glitter. I love this kind of eyeliner. Makes it standout than the usual black.

The second eye product I got was the Long Wear Eye Crayon in #Fallen, a soft cocoa brown. I haven't tried it yet but the SA said that it was a long lasting and easily blendable shadow. She was using the same shade on her eyes and it looked gorgeous.

The BB cream sample I got is the Back to Baby with SPF35 PA++. I've used it once and the coverage is medium to low. It also doesn't make my face oily like some BB creams do.

As for the Guerlain Meterorites, I have read so much about it on blogs now I finally got one for myself! This is actually purchased from the airport duty free. It's a duo package and each tub contains 8g of product. I've yet to open this but will do soon to try it out!

Well, that's all for my mini haul. If I have time, I'll also blog on my Hong Kong trip in detail.
Hope you enjoyed this short post.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Etude House Etoinette

The Etude House Etoinette Collection is too lovely to pass up and I caved in today after collecting the new 
member card. Also got the Happy Fresh Foam in White Clay for oily skin on top of the Etoinette goodies. The bottom pedicure set is a free gift.

Be My Love Crystal Shine Lips Special Set came with a mini comb that is oh-so-cute and at the same price of one single Crystal Shine Lips. I chose the pink hue, code number PPK001.

The lipstick is embossed with some pretty details. The colour is a soft pink which is not really opaque with one swipe. However, it is really shiny without the usual shimmer.

I also got the Tear Eye Liner Set, in Set #02. It's a set of Charming Tear Liner in pink and Deep Brown Liner. These liquid liners are supposedly waterproof and smudgeproof. 

Swatches from top: Crystal Shine Lip, Pink Tear Eye Liner and Deep Brown Liner.

As I collected my new member card, they also included 3 samples inside - a piece of Aloe Mask, samples of Precious Mineral BB Cream & Collagen Moistfull Cream.

 It's a good haul indeed! Thanks for reading. 

Sunday, July 15, 2012

NOTD Water Marbling

I was looking through Instagram and saw lots of water marbling nails that are oh-so-pretty. Thought I would try it out myself after looking at some Youtube tutorials.

Left hand

Right hand
It was quite difficult to do, taking a total of 2 hours for me to complete the whole thing. What I found out was that cheap nail polishes are not suitable for this technique. It just won't spread when dropped into the water. The nail polishes that worked were OPI and China Glaze.

I quite like the end result and may attempt more of this technique in future :) Thanks for reading!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Friday Photo Meme - What's In Your Bag Edition

Photo meme inspired by Yumeko!
1. Cellphone
LOL, I didn't have a camera with me, so I used my laptop's webcam to take a photo of my cellphone. It's an iphone with a Hello Kitty cover which is also a mirror. You can see the reflection in kitty's face!

2. Purse
It's a Gucci purse I bought for myself last Christmas during the year end sale. Love!

3. Cards in my purse
These are some of my most essential cards in my wallet: a Kinokuniya privilege card, Watsons member card,  Clarins and 2 Starbucks cards because I'm a coffee addict like that!

4. Makeup
Chanel Luminous Matte Powder and a MAC lipstick. I didn't carry out my makeup bag as was with light makeup today, it also reduces the weight of my bag significantly!

5. Random stuff
Watsons wet wipes, a Hello Kitty pen and a Bath & Body Works Island Margarita hand gel that I nicked from my bf. It was given to him by his colleague and he doesn't use such 'girly' stuff..that's what he said.

I guess by the time I post this up, it is already Saturday! Oh well, to keep up with the theme created by Yumeko, shall keep it as a Friday Photo Meme.

Thanks for dropping by!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Essence Colour & Go - Nude It!

Looks similar to my skin tone on first coat. A little darker upon second coat. The picture below is 2 coats without any top coat. Lovely :)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Essence Haul

Items I got from Essence: blush brush at S$6, Kajal pencil in Teddy and a nail polish in Nude It!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

EOTD - KATE Deep Eyes PU-1

Finally, a long weekend! It's Good Friday, have blessed one, everyone! I had some time to do my eye make up before going out today and thought of using the KATE Deep Eyes palette that I found in my stash.

It is basically a pink-purple palette.

Sorry the swatches are too light. I'll try to swatch it again and update with a better photo.

The application instruction at the back of the packaging
Hmm...the shadows are too light to be noticeable in the photo but this is my EOTD, after adding some liner and mascara.

Stuff used
Skin 79 BB Cream, MAC Eyeliner in Engraved, Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, Fairy Drops Mascara, KATE & Etude House blusher.

Thanks for dropping by!