Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Outlet Super Haul

Saturday I broke my low-buy rule and did a BIG birthday haul :P I actually skipped half day of work and went to the tanger outlet mall @ Long Island with my mom and her boss. I tried my best and didn't buy any makeup at all. Though I still managed to spent about 1k LoL

I scored 6 Shu Uemura eyelash curlers at the Lancome Outlet. They were doing extra 40% off. So all these babies were only $7.20/ea

As an addition, I also bought 2 pairs of UGG to keep my feet extra warm :]

This is one of the set I have scored at the Victoria Secret outlet. I'm sure my baby will loves it ;] Beside that, I have bought BUNCH of panties lol

Something else that I have scored from the VS outlet hehehe

Since we have bunch of free space in the 7 seats family van, so I also decide to buy a new TV for my room :] A sony 32" 1080p LCD TV, for only $429, comes with a free DVD player (TV currently on sale for $549 @ BestBuy)

Apart from these, I have also hauled some clothes and boots from Gap, Timberland, JCrew... for me & my families <33

Happy Birthday To Meee :]

It's my.... # Birthday today! lol Well, you wouldn't believe how old I really am.. :P

Can't say I'm actually very happy since I do have to work today. And my boyfriend is not around again *sigh* This is also the first year without Nami... What can I say :/

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Sephora Birthday Haul

Well my birthday is coming up soooooooooon. though don't remind me how old I am gonna be lol So today I placed an order at Sephora again since the extra 20% off sales code actually worked last night when I was testing it. Thought I would just pass as I didn't see anything I would like to get last night. But this morning, apparently they have added so much new items there. So I totally can't resist and placed my little order :]

First thing I ordered is this Korres eyeshadow in Plum for $7 (not same color as pictured). I don't know about the quality. Though the review looked pretty good on MUA :]

So I also grabbed this Korres body butter set for $14. It comes with Guava, Quince and Fig. I have grabbed the jasmine body butter last week when Korres was doing free shipping. The texture does feel very nice. Though I certainly don't like the smell of Guava at all *naturally*, so I might pass this Guava body butter to someone else if I can't stand its smell by the time I got it.

I was sooo happy to see that they actually have this Urban Decay24/7 liner set on sale as well for only $20. So of course I gotta grab these. I LOVE the UD 24/7 liners, their staying power is just S-U-P-E-R!

I wasn't very sure about this Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral SPF30 powder, but it was only $10 anyway. Indeed it would be great to use it as a setting powder on the top on my EDM MMU. But I have heard many bad review regarding of the packaging of this PTR mineral powder. So I might gonna just transfer it in a jar instead.

Last thing, as a birthday girl, of course I have grabbed my free Sephora lipgloss :P

So the total came to $40.20 AFTER the 20% discount code, with free shipping. And remember, make the purchase through Mrrebate will give you another 10% cashback!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Sasa #3 Haul ~ Kuan Yuan Lian masks <33

I placed another order on recently since almost all of those mask I been drooling on were back in stock. So I kinda broke my low-buy rule and spent about $60 on all these mask. But dude... it was still a good deal ~ 7 boxes of masks plus some other stuff :D

These are mostly Kuan Yuan Lian masks, plus a box of My Beauty Diary mask. These 2 brands are both famous in Taiwan, for their high product quality with a very friendly price tag.

Kuan Yuan Lian NATURAL CARE Firming Mask contains some natural botanical extracts like iris, frankincense, and sage that helps activate skin, slow down aging, and smooth skin texture. Infused with violet leaves and β-GLUCANS, it helps to repair and improve skin defensive ability. Elasticity and firmness is regained, leaving you a youthful vivid glow. Recommend for those who have fine lines and loose skin texture.

Kuan Yuan Lian NATURAL CARE Whitening Mask contains some natural botanical extracts like camellia, white Tea, peony, cucumber, and arbutin that help improve skin dullness, even and brighten skin tone. Infused with hyaluronic acid and chamomile, skin is moist and translucent. Recommend for those who have dull skin tone.

Kuan Yuan Lian NATURAL CARE Moisture Mask contains some natural botanical extracts like rose, orange blossom, lily, aloe vera, chamomile, and even hyaluronic acid. Skin is immediately replenished. White Rose extract enhances skin's resistance to help form a water-binding mechanism to prevent the loss of skin moisture. Leaving skin moist, supple and radiant. Recommend for the dehydrated and dry skin.

Kuan Yuan Lian NATURAL CARE Sponge Cucumber Mask contains some natural botanical extracts like luffa, Hamamelis, gardenia and even hyaluronic acid. It helps to soothe and replenish skin, alleviating the dehydrated and tense feeling. Leaving skin a healthy vivid glow.

Kuan Yuan Lian NATURAL CARE Oil-control Mask contains some natural botanical extracts like Tea tree, Calendula officinalis, Mentha piperita and Witch Hazel. It soothes and cools skin, helping skin to remove excess cuticles and oil while inhibiting skin excess sebum production. Infused with β-GLUCANS, skin defensive power is increased, leaving skin a balanced sebum secretion. Recommend for large pores users .

My Beauty Dairy Mixed Berry MaskMy Beauty Dairy Mixed Berry Mask - Mixed Berry Extract drawn out from blue berry, raspberry, cowberry and mulberry in an exceptional beauty agent that dresses skin up with vitality and charm. It protects skin from environmental aggression, correcting problems like uneven complexion, dullness and sagging. After use, skin becomes firm, bright and translucent. Extracts of Comfrey and Green Tea enable synergy benefit to soften cuticles. After use, skin is refined, radiant and velvety smooth.

mystery early xmas gift

The laziness really been hitting me recently. Or maybe just because I been kinda sick *cough* flu *cough* Wednesday I have received a lovely gift from my coworker Daisy... Silly her packed it with layersssss of paper plus a phone box :P

Doesn't it looks sooo cute? :]

So that's pretty not environmental friendly....

H2O+ Face Oasis Hydrating Treatment

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sephora *sale* again... :D

Ok, this is just a quick post actually. Today, I heard that Sephora is gonna have another 20% off sale again, which will takes place on Dec 23 - Dec 31, 2009. Use code "EXTRA" to receive the additional 20% off. However, from what I heard, this code will apply on sale items only. Though, shipping is always free for $50+ order :]

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

My New Kitty

As I have mentioned, I was going to adopt a cat from ASPCA. So I went there on Monday, and omg... it was soo far from the subway station. And I wasn't familiar with that area at all. So it took me a lil while to find that place.

They have SOOO many kitties there. And this little 7 1/2 months old kitty named Jewel totally got me <3 She climbed on my shoulder as soon as I opened her carrier. She was very social, friendly and loving. So I decided to take her home :D

Saturday, December 5, 2009

A Happy Snowy Saturday

I had been pretty stressed out from work recently due to my bitchy supervisor. She is just a snob after all. So I decided to to do some shopping after work today even though the weather was prety bad - snow & rain... It was mostly *cat* shopping as I have decided to adopt a cat from ASPCA next monday. So I gotta be prepared. Went to target and there... I bought a pet carrier. However, the item was not found within the system when doing price check. So that guy asked me how much was it. I told him it was $20.99 when I was checking it online last night, but I'm not sure about the store price. He said ok, and put only $10 on the item value :D

And my 2nd shopping was done online *like usual* :P At sephora again. Though I'm so mad at myself waited too long to bother to place the order. So as a BI, most of us got those $15 or $20 off $35 gift card. I was lemming on the Korres butter for a little bit. So it would been a chance to try to jasmine set. But booo me didn't order it till today, and that set already went OOS :[ So I ended up ordered something else, and out-of-pocket total came to less than $2 *giggles*

*click for bigger image* :P

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Haul Haul Haulsssss!!

I have not been really posted for a while... just been kinda lazy :D So today I finally received my 2nd haul from! I actually placed this order on Oct 30. So it took nearly 5 weeks to get here this time.. *sigh* Well I can't complaint. At least, it got here! My second haul is just a mini package from Sephora... so let see what have I ordered :]

From Sephora.... I ordered 2 sets of Philosophy Grace Me with A Kiss. It was indeed a totally steal. It comes with a full size kiss me lip balm with two 2 oz size grace shower gel. Only the lip balm itself is retails for $14. But now the whole set was only $5. So of course, this set went OOS within 3 days :P I'm glad I have grabbed 2 of them with the free shipping code hehe The shower gel is just good enough to bring to the gym you know.

From this is actually my 2nd haul from them. I mean, online of course. So what I have ordered this time is BUNCH of "green bean" powder and some cucumber water from Kuan Yuan Lian. But again, like what I have mentioned in my previous sasa haul post. I don't know how the translation works over there in Taiwan. Those are certainly not "green bean" They are actually mung bean. So I guess they were just translating it directly from word to word. So these mung bean powder is actually for multi use, you can use it to wash face or to make facial mask. It will do the deep cleaning on your pores and suck all oil out like mud mask. I have also ordered a little bottle of hair conditioner from Kose, a eye gel mask :D and a pack of chinese medication sleeping mask from TCM mask.

Monday, November 30, 2009

a Busy Thanksgiving Weekend

It had been a quite busy thanksgiving weekend. But nope... I wasn't doing any thanksgiving dinner or shopping. Just busy with work *sigh* So last Wednesday night, I actually managed to go to casino with my coworkers and parents after work. And I didn't get home till 7:30am next day :P But I wasn't there for gamble of course. Gambling... is just not my thing. I went there to see a concert of a Taiwanese singer - (小豬 ... 羅志祥) Actually I have no clue who he was *lol* Though I have heard of his name before from some Hong Kong news. But anyway. The concert was good but meanwhile kinda meh, simply as I don't know any of his song :D

So that night, I was wearing my newly design nails... It was SO Beautiful! But sadly, somehow I lost one of the pinky nails while I was on my way to work *Booo* So nails were discarded at the next day :[ *RIP* I was using those glue from Kiss, but seems like it doesn't stick as well as I have wished. Actually few more nails have been fallen off, and I ended up glued them with crazy glue at work lol I know, it sounds crazy, but I had no problem on removing them with Acetone nail polish remover after all.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sale Sale Salesss

The big turkey day is only 2 days away and there are more more moreeee sale floating around. So I will just post the recent sales I found on one post!

Giorgio Armani beauty ( is having their sale right now. Use code "FAMILY" to receive 20% off, plus shipping with $75+ purchase. Sale ends Nov 30, 2009

Lancome ( is also having their sale right now. Start from Nov 24 - Nov 30, 2009. Use code "HOLIDAYJOY2" to receive 20% off. Shipping cost start from $5.50

Shu Uemura (http:// FF sale will take place on Nov 27 - Dec 1, 2009. Use code "WISH09" to receive 20% off order than are greater than $50.

Bobbi Brown will also have their sale from Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2009 (probably 20% off). However, there is no code being released yet. So we will have to keep our head up for it :]

Smashbox is currently having 20% sale. Use code "
SBFF9" at checkout. Sale ends Dec 01, 2009. Plus free ship at any price :]

Monday, November 23, 2009

DIY Nails - 2 -

I have decided to make another pair of nails :] Though this pair actually already has the pre-design on it. The original design was kinda cute but it was still a bit meh. So I just added some decals to make them look more fun heheh

With the previous experiences, I have made nearly no mess this time! Though it took me nearly an hour just to file all these nails to make them fit.


Diet Diet Diet!!!

I just weighted myself last night and please allow me to say...... WTF??! lol I have gained nearly 10 LBs since april lol omggggggg....... (>_<) I couldn't believe that! Seriously!!!

But well, I know I have been pretty lazy ever since I finished my degree in April. No more wake up at 5am to study blah blah blah~ But still... 10 LBs? I know I have gained some fat, but man~ it is gonna take forever just to lose a pound lol So today, I woke up at 7am and went to the gym. I had a pretty good work out for an hour and burnt about 520 calories. Not like I'm really proud of that, cos I used to able to burn like 100 calories in about 8 mins. And for 60 mins I only burnt 520 calories.. so much to catch up!

Other than going back to the gym, I have also started my diet. I'm not taking any diet pill as simply I do believe non of them work anyway. Though I have recently ordered some fiber pills, which should help me to feel full without actually eating much. After all, fiber is healthy for you! :D

Friday, November 20, 2009

DIY Nails

I just received my eBay hauls yesterday. Both are shipped from Hong Kong. Shipment only took about a week.. *whew* And of course, I can't resist to play with them immediately :P It been fun to make my DIY nails, except I keep getting the glue all over my fingers heehe :]

So it all started with bare nails. The nails that I'm using is from Kiss - Custom Fit
Almost done........

Monday, November 16, 2009

NARS Cosmetics Sale

Hehe... With the turkey around the corner, all these cosmetics companies are having sales here and there. Even NARS! I hope MAC will have their FF soon... I'm saving myself for it :P

So back to the NARS sales. It is not really a sale actually, just a promotion code to get 22% off (which is supposed to be private). Therefore, I have no clue when does it ends. Use code "0011290CP" to receive 22% off any order that is greater than $60.

TooFaced 30% off Sale

Ok... I know I'm on low buy, so I really shouldn't keep looking at all these sale and stuff... lol But well, it is hard to resist... and so far, I did not break my low buy rule yet. It won't hurt to just look I suppose....

TooFaced cosmetics is having their 30% off sale right now till Dec 31, 2009. Use code "LUCKYBREAKS" at checkout. I'm not really like a fan of their cosmetics, though I do LOVE their shadow insurance (e/s primer) and some of their brushes. There is still like 1 and a half month to go till this sale ends, so I will just sit back and wait. Maybe I could steal a good deal somewhere for my HG - TFSI :]


It's my day off today and I'm certainly is bored out of my mind :P So I decided to paint my nails a bit as I have not painted them at all lately (umm.. ok.. for a week maybe) I opened the drawer and grabbed my beloved Essie metal blue nail polish. I don't remember when was the last time I actually touched this nail polish, probably been 4 - 6 months.

So things that I'm using today is...

  • my blue nail clipper. got this at work and it clip nail nicely like no others could
  • 2 pieces of paper towel :P i'm lazy when it comes to cleaning
  • yellow buffer cube. a coworker gave me
  • nail filer... dunno where did i get that
  • cutex nail polish remover (w/ acetone).. not a healthy choice but it works great
  • essie protein base #6011 (definitely something that i can not live without!)
  • essie nail polish in Aruba Blue #280
  • china glaze nail polish in Golden Enchantment #70886 (my new love)
indoor, under the natural light
indoor, under the sunlight

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Everyday Minerals Winter Collection

Everyday Minerals has released the new winter collection 09 today. So many of us (ladies on the EDM forum) were so exciting for this day coming. Actually most of us have already seen a preview of the collection on youtube. But indeed, we were hoping there are more than just FIVE items in the collection *Boooo*

The collection include 4 eyeshadow (All Spice, Cardamom, Juniper, Nutmeg) and 1 blush (Wild Vines). These 4 new eyeshadow are all some type of neutral beige, taupe shades. So to me, indeed it is pretty *bLah* (-_-) And the blush is just a matte medium rosey pink blush. So ummm... I don't know. I was gonna wait till the winter collection comes out to place a big order. But now I pretty much just want to wait for a bit longer...... *holding my order back!*

Other than the winter collection, another change we have seen is the "fan club" page is officially up. It is certainly a commercial purpose club, as states in the page - "Everyday Minerals will edit or delete any comments that are not 100% filled with joy. This is not customer service nor will we allow for any customer service questions or concerns voiced on the FAN CLUB". In another words, any negative comments toward the company is totally unwelcome and will be removed. So for that, I'm really not sure about this club. As a matter of fact, I wish they would put the link of the forum back up.

One last words... If you did not bookmark the EDM forum, or don't even know there is one... then here you go - Http://

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Urban Decay Friend & Family Sale

Urban Decay is having their friend & family sale, from Nov 9th - Nov 20th. Use code "FNFW1". And remember, free ship with $50 purchase~! I like Urban Decay's 7/24 eyeliners a lot, they are very long lasting and never smudge on me. So I'm kinda lemming that 7/24 eyeliner set *hehe*. Though I will skip their FF this time as I'm on low buy :P and I have bought too much from their last FF. So there is no point to buy any right now. Though if you are a UD fan, you surely have to catch this chance to get the BoS2 for a much lower price (cheaper than Sephora FF as it was only 20% off)

Acrylic Nails

Recently I'm having some obsession on acrylic nails somehow :] But I'm just not crazy enough to spend like $80 for a set of nails in the salon yet... So I have decided to do some DIY maybe. I have ordered some decals online, hopefully I will get them sometimes this month. Then I can wear my design for Thanksgiving :P

Here are some samples pics from Nail Collection. Aren't these nails look sooo damn cute!!!?

Monday, November 9, 2009


Nami's death still affect me so much. So today is my day off from work, but again, I didn't go out at all. Just spent my whole day at home doing nothing. But I did still put my makeup on real quick... just incase if I suddenly feel like to walk to 7-11 for some ice cream (._.) *aweeee*

Brow - Cover Girl Brow Pencil in soft brown
Eyeshadow - EDM Raspberry Sherbet (it's a blush actually)
Cheek - EDM Pumpkin Pie
Foundation - EDM olive neutral in matte
Lip - Nada... i forgot to put thing on :P

But anyway, I look pretty washed out I know. Somehow I always look so pale in pictures. But if I apply more blush for the photo taking purpose, then it would just makes me look like a crowd in reality *sigh*

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