Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Weekend Updates + FOOD!

Hello lovelies! It's the last day of August already can you believe it? How was your weekend? Mine was loaded with activities which made it pretty exhausting, but FUN nonetheless. :)

Friday night: bachelorette party! sorry, no pics from that right now ;)

Saturday: I had Mandarin classes, did some shopping with a friend then attended a kiddie party.

Sunday, I shopped the whole afternoon with Lurvey (and his fam) then had dinner at Cafe Juanita, an eclectically designed local restaurant with really good food.

Bicol Express:
pork strips and green finger chilies cooked in coconut milk. It is very spicy and creamy.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Lavshuca Light Mix Eyes in Pk-1 + Updates

How's it going lovelies? I apologize for my short blogger absence, just got lazy busy over the past few days, but I'm back and ready to face a good week ahead. However, I'm sad that one of my blogger buddies, Jian of Pinkfishpie is quitting Blogger because she has to focus on medical school, but I understand her decision and wish her the best. I'll miss you Jian!

Moving on, I finally managed to get this palette out of the box, let it see the sun after making it sit in my cosmetic drawer since June. It was a new release back then... got it from SASA for HKD98 (approx. USD13). But you can also purchase this from a variety of online sellers like ichibankao and adambeauty if you don't have easier access to japanese cosmetics.

Packaging is cute and princessy with the pans shaped like petals of a flower. There's also an "L" in fancy script engraved on the plastic cover, a special treat if your name starts with letter "L". ^_~

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Maquillage Little Glossy Nails + NOTW

Part of Maquillage's Summer 2010 collection, Little Glossy Nails are mini bottles of nail polish which promises to deliver trendy summer colors and bling to your nails... and they do the job! quite well actually.

I got mine from gooddealer who sells them by packs of 3 for HKD19.74 + handling and shipping; chose the set which had #1 (translucent white with square glitters and shimmers), 80 (sheer turquoise color packed with green glitters) and BE715 (an opaque coppery shade).
I really like #1 & 80 for my fingernails, BE715 will be painted on my toenails for my next pedi, I think its a nice shade for the toes. :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Kawaii Keys - A "What's In My Bag" Supplement

My apologies for being a memory challenged blogger, I forgot to include my set of keys in my "what's in my bag" post. So here it is, but better, I'm showing you Lurvey's as well! I got the magnetic Mickey ♥ Minnie keychains from Hong Kong Disneyland 2 years ago. 

Monday, August 16, 2010

What's In My Bag

A very popular article for bloggers and A-list celebs alike, a "what's in my bag" post/article feeds the curiosity of people nosy enough to care what you are toting around town. hahaha! *kidding!* -don't feel bad, I'm guilty of that too! :P 
I've been asked by some readers to do a "what's in my bag" post, sorry it took me forever to put up!

I'm currently using my MbMJ Sketchy Miss Marc zippered tote, tell you why later ;)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Birthday Love from Ehlee!

I'm not done with the love packs just yet, the other day I received a package from my super sweet and pretty blogger friend/ plushie sister Ehlee of superwoolu, all the way from Canada! 

 [click on the links to see "E's plushies""G's plushies"]

Moving on, here's my first blogger love pack/ birthday present from Ehlee!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Dinner with K

Lurvey and I went to dinner with sweet K of Urbanity.ph last Sunday and had a blast! K is another friend who supports my blog and patiently reads my ramblings on life and addiction to cosmetics. We had dinner at Pho 24, a really good Vietnamese noodle restaurant at Powerplant, Rockwell. Upon meeting, first thing she did was surprise me and Lurvey with 2 love bags filled with goodies from her recent travels to Vietnam and Singapore! (told you I had great friends!) ^_^

She read from my Singa-purr pt.2 post that I wanted to get a Merlion stuffed pillow but didn't get the time when I was in Singapore so when she went there for a weekend getaway, she thought of me and got one! Thank you K! ♥

For those of you who are curious about the Dior Lip Glow from my last post and how it turns out to be on my lips, I'm wearing it here:
bashful G with baby Merlion, I really like its fan shaped tail, so cute! We were making fun of it 'cause it looked more like a bear's or a seal's head rather than a lion's. XD

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sephora Love Pack From Anne: Dior and bareMinerals

It's good to have friends, but its better if you have great friends who appreciate what you do. I am blessed to have some rare jewels I intend to keep for life. Annieloves (my term of endearment for her) is one of them. She supports me and my blog and I'm super thankful for that!

Okay, sorry for the mush mush! Moving on...

Anne went on a US trip and asked me if I wanted something from the cosmetic mecca Sephora, silly question right? :P long story short, I asked her to get me my long coveted Dior Lip Glow and bareMinerals foundation in medium beige; told her I would pay her when she comes back, but she insisted on giving them to me as gifts. ♥ her! :)

here they are:

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ekilove Kawaii Earrings + HILARIOUS Mummy Pic

Overdue post! I ordered a pair of "kawaii earrings" from Ekilove a few weeks back and received a love pack full of goodies!
Eki is so generous with all of her customers, such a sweet gal! oh and those green tea candies are so good!

Monday, August 9, 2010

CHANEL Paradoxal

Goodness... I have never had a nail polish that made me squint, bend and move from one location to another just to get a good shot of the color. I tell you, this is one tough shade to capture! But you know what? It is sooo worth it! I dare say I like it better than last Spring's IT shade, Particuliere.

all swatches in natural light, just different locations and angles! :P

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Maquillage Fall 2010: Dual Glow Eyes BR275

A part of Maquillage's Fall 2010 collection, the Dual Glow Eyes are cream eyeshadows which come in 5 duo shades (grey, pink, brown, orange and white with light and dark shade combinations). I got mine at gooddealer.com for $31.48 including shipping and received it in the mail in less than 2 weeks.

I searched high and low for some swatches but none was available yet so I just chose a safe color, BR275.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

ViVi August Supplement: Super Nail Book 2010 Scans

I love looking at pretty and youthful nail art and thinking about what designs I can do by myself. Unfortunately, I don't think I can do most of the designs myself. If you have been following my blog, you'd know that I recently tried some french tips ala YSL's Couture Manicure, but TIE DYE and ANIMAL PRINT nails? That's a whole different story.

Monday, August 2, 2010

YSL Rouge Volupté in 26 Tender Peach + 8 Interesting Questions Tag

Patience is a virtue indeed. At last (after a while), another YSL Rouge Volupté for my collection! Some of you already know that YSL has been pulled out of Rustan's (our local department store) indefinitely. That is why I got so excited when I saw YSL cosmetics at Duty Free when I was going home from Singapore. Although products and colors/shades are very limited, I'm still happy as a clam because I got RV#26 Tender Peach which I have been lemming for so long. :)

YSL Rouge Volupté 26 Tender Peach

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Birthday Giveaway Winner!

It's a lovely Sunday isn't it? Oh and the first day of August too! As I awoke, I immediately turned my computer on to determine the winner of my 'Birthday Giveaway', it's so thrilling! Thank you to all the lovely blogger and gfc subscribers for supporting my giveaway! There were exactly 300 entries! *big toothy smile* Picking the winner was easy, I just went to random.org to get a number, and voila! the winner is *drum roll* sweet LULU (of Luluchinadoll)! A goodie bag full of cuteness will be coming your way babe!

Congratulations Lulu! :)

Stay gorge!


EDIT: Lulu, your prize has been sent via EMS today (Monday, Aug. 2, 2010) ^_^