Friday, August 28, 2009

Give Aways!!!

For ELLE readers in Hong Kong,
the latest September issue of HK ELLE are offering free Paul & Joe iPhone pouches.


The following generous ladies are holding giveaways so check out their blogs:

Jewels by Mona is holding a giveaway to celebrate 200+ followers, check out her beautifully designed jewelery collection.

My blogger mate Shop N' Chomp is holding a 100+ followers giveaway!

Amore Vintage's generous giveaway, check out this talented lady and her vintage creations.
May's holding a 50+ followers giveaway, check out her blog

EOTD & Lagging TAGS!


EOTD using the MAQuillAGE BR365 palette.
The shades are a touch more shimmery in person compared to what's captured on camera. The texture of the shadow is quite soft and great for highlighting. However, the eyeliner is quite difficult to apply with the provided brush so using your personal liner brush would be recommended.



Used Helena Rubinstein Queen Lash Feline Mascara
MAQuillAGE Eyes Creator BR365
Too Faced Eyeshadow insurance


I was tagged by the lovely Shop N' Chomp to do the
"WHAT'S IN MY BAG"
1. A pouch I carry my iPod in, along with receipts;
2. Wallet;
3. Card holder;
4. Coin purse;
5. Eco-bag;
6. iPhone;
7. Makeup bag;
8. Puccho salt lemon sweets;
9. Hand cream
10. Tempo apple tissues;
11. Book;
12. Mineral water;
13. Shades.
After clearing out my bag, I knew I'd left out something- Keys and hand sanitizer.


Many thanks to Zoe from 13December and Amy for awarding me with 'The Adorable Blog', check out their cute blogs if you haven't already.


The Sweet Fuyumini tagged me with
"MY 5 CURRENT OBSESSIONS"

1. DRAGON FRUITS
They can taste Oh so bland, but I've taken quite a liking to them.
2. JOGGING
I'm the type who piles on the pounds by just staring at a cake, so I took up jogging for the sake of it, not because I love it. However, now that it's entwined into my weekly routine it feels weird not to jog every other day...even if it only means jogging for 15mins and walking for the next 45.
3. SHOES
I think you all know by now how much love I have for SHOES!
4. RED LIPPY
I'm still in search for a red lipstick that compliments my skin tone.
5. Chewy sweets and Marshmallows- YUM!

Have a nice weekend!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Lunasol Star Shower Eyes 01


Hope you all had a lovely weekend!!
This week has been scorching hot in HK and for my living room air-con to go on strike and break down on Friday evening, it would either mean resorting to the bedroom at 7pm or to go OUT...
a night owl like me chose the better option.

Dinner was quite a disappointment so no food porn I'm afraid, but drinks on a balcony in high heat EVEN at midnight was a touch more bearable with fans supplied by the Deluxe Wine bar and of course being in great company made up for it all.

Enjoying cocktails!!




Back to the beauty news- Lunasol launched their fall collection on the 21st Aug in HK and needless to say I was there at the counter swatching away. I had my eyes fixed on 03 Dazzling Night, which the colours didn't quite live up to what I expected. My second choice was 05 Close of night, which is a touch more peachy brown compared to my Orange Gradation palette.

05 Close of Night


I decided to think about the two I previously fell for,
and purchased the 01 Start of Night.






The swatches are not too clear on paper I'm afraid



Swatches on the hand are more true to it's colour

EOTD's coming SooN!!

Friday, August 21, 2009

MAQuillAGE x Alexander Wang BR365



Shiseido MAQuillAGE x Alexander Wang 'Live in Your Makeup'
Limited Collection Eyes Creator (3D) BR365


Sleek black packaging


1 Highlighter/Cream Base
2 Light brown
3. Taupe brown
4. Cream
5. Dark plum liner





SWATCHES


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Luxury launch for MMM enthusiast in HK


Flicking through the boyfriends weekly lifestyle magazine, where I just get to view the photo's and not read the words, I came across a promo' page of Maison Martin Margiela's third year Anniversary in HK. In celebration, MMM have created a limited edition Majong set to be given to those who purchase over HK$8,999 (£700) (US$1,161) in their fall 2009 collection.



I can't say I'm overly excited about these little tiles of a game that require strategy, calculation and memorization, considering I've never learnt to play. However, I do have a bundle of ideas of what I would do with it, if I ever owned this minimalist set, for 1. attaching them onto my bathroom wall as decor.


MMM surely knows how to win the hearts of the Chinese community who enjoy the affinity for long marathon hours of Majong playing.

(photo source: hypebeast)

Monday, August 17, 2009

Exfoliating shower time



SANA Esteny Spicy Grapefruit Salt Wash- I purchased this on my last shopping trip in my local Japanese supermarket and was actually captivated by the fresh and sweet smell of this scrub.

The packaging states that it helps firm the skin whilst exfoliating, but I'm sure all wise beauty buyers know that one can't exactly firm up their skin after several washes by just using an exfoliator but I needed to stock up on a shower scrub anyway, so I gave this a try.



The packaging reminded me of a refill shampoo pack with a cap, which wasn't too convenient to use in the shower when your hands are wet as you end up squeezing out more than necessary.

The Salt exfoliator is a shade of pink once removed from the container, as you slowly circulate this onto the skin it turns peachy/white.

The condensed salt exfoliator is quite harsh compared to regular sugar scrubs, as it takes longer to dissolve. So I'd suggest you use smaller amounts on delicate parts of your body and possibly more on knees and elbows.

PROS
Smells of rosy grapefruit and the fragrance doesn't linger;
cheap and cheerful HK$79 (£6.20) (US$10);
Size- comes in a 250g pack;
super soft results.

CONS
This may be too harsh for those with sensitive skin;
Salt grains are not refined enough;
Not user friendly packaging.

THE OUTCOME
I wasn't too keen on this product during the whole exfoliating process, during my first two attempts I squeezed out too much and it actually felt a little painful to circulate into the skin. However, I must admit it has given me extremely SOFT skin so I shall continue to use this until my next trial of something new.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Searching for an eyeshadow palette for fall


I've been on the search for another eyeshadow palette lately and after a quick browse in Central today the indecisiveness in me still had trouble in choosing one. In the end I put it down to not actually liking any that I physically tried. So come on Lunasol hurry and release the Fall 09' star palettes...there's not long to go but somehow August 21st feels like years ahead.


Ipsa eyeshadow duo's & lip glosses for fall 09'


Lunasol Autumn 09' Star shower eyeshadow collection
I have my eye on 03 'Dazzling Night' and 05 'Close of Night'


Estée Lauder Limited edition Eyeshadow Quad
with Hammered Gold Design- #Rose Gold
the following pic' isn't true to colour I'd say it's more rosy pink

Lancome Palette Liberte #02 Or Liberte
The colours are more bronzy gold in person


Maquillage x Alexander Wang 'Live in Your Makeup'
Limited Collection BR364 BR365


YSL Ombres 5 Lumieres Fall 09'- #Midnite


Laneige Designing Eyes fall 09' Collection


I was more intrigued with the packaging than the actual eyeshadow itself, as it was far too sheer for my liking. In the end I didn't purchase it but a friend did.
Which palettes do you have your eyes on??



Thursday, August 6, 2009

Photo Tag & MeMe Blog Award


I was Photo tagged by my blogger buddy Shop N' Chomp
to do the following:
* Open my first photo folder
* Scroll down to the 10th photo
* Post that photo and story on my blog
* Tag five {or more} friends to do the same

I took this photo during a lunch I had with a friend and her little boy. She wanted to try the restaurant's signature desert. Look at the size of that soufflé, it's honestly the biggest I've ever come across. They have to supply you with extra large cutlery in order to serve it.


I was double tagged by the lovely ladies of Shop N' Chomp
and Orange 2 LA for the MeMe Blog Award, thank you my dears.
Rules of acceptance:
1. Acknowledge the person who sent you the award.
2. Nominate 7 other blogs.
3. Share your 7 personality traits so we can get to know you better.


PERSONALITY TRAITS

CHEERFUL
Overall I'm quite a happy go lucky person and enjoy sharing a good laugh amongst friends, but I'm only human so I have my fair share of moments too.

RELIABLE
I have always believed that action speaks louder than words, it's easy to tell someone you'll be there for them in time of need, but what's significant is that you carry out your words into action.

LOYAL
Being loyal in a friendship and relationship is important to me. When friends share a conversation or their deepest secrets with you, it's only because they TRUST you not to go spreading their privacy. At the end of the day I'm sure no one likes to be betrayed and that's me inclusive.

HONEST
Sometimes I'm told I'm too honest with my words, but in my defense if you ask for my opinion I'll hand it out, what's the point in being pretentious??

INDECISIVE
"I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not so sure"

RESPECTFUL
Nothing is more irritating than when you face a disrespectful person, I've experienced racism, and have been constantly criticized for my height (so I'm short). Respect is a trait that I take seriously, it may sound lame to some but "one should always treat others as you would like others to treat you."
"You're better than no one and no one is better than you." -
Bob Dylan
"Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up." - Jesse Jackson


We all know how much I keep within the rules of tags LOL, so I'll leave you with 6 of my traits instead of 7, and please feel free to accept the award and tag yourselves to share with us your personal traits.