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*

SaSa haul !

Yaddaaaa my SASA haul finally arrived today. It did arrive earlier than what I was expecting actually (order placed on oct 22nd). So here are my haul....

From left to right (top to bottom):

  • Kuan Yuan Lian Cucumber Water large size (180ML)
  • Kuan Yuan Lian Cucumber Water Mist w/ Refill (50ML/ea)
  • Kuan Yuan Lian Cucumber Water small size (75ML/ea)
  • FoodSkin Kiwi Yogurt Mask
  • Cookie mirror compact (free gwp from sasa)
  • My Beauty Diary Facial Absorbent Paper

Right now I'm testing that kiwi yogurt mask on my face. I have never heard of SkinFood actually, though when I was doing search on the HK yahoo site and they happens to have their own site and even a flagship store in HK. Plus the review from sasa looked pretty good.... So anyway. We will see if it really works, but so far it just smell sooo good that I totally wanna lick it off my face lol

And as you can see, I have also ordered lot of Kuan Yuan Lian Cucumber Water (
廣源良菜瓜水). Though I gotta say, it is actually not cucumber that what you or me are thinking about. It is another type of melon vegetable. I have no clue why they translated it to cucumber when it comes to English. So this cucumber water is basically similar to Evian or Avene water, which you could use for after sun burnt, cooling for summer or to set your makeup. It is extracted from natural cucumber stem, with no additive. So it should be suitable for all skin type.

Another thing that I have got is just a pack of facial absorbent paper from My Beauty Diary (
我的美麗日記 吸油面紙). My beauty diary is a very famous brand from Taiwan. They are specialized in paper facial mask. Their facial masks are very effective yet very inexpensive. However, most of the sale ones are OOS on sasa. And those that are in stock @ sasa are all MUCH higher than the regular retail price. So I will just wait till I go back to Hong Kong to stock them up :P I'm a bit disappointed about their absorbent paper though, wish I would just order the Kuan Yuan Lian green bean powder instead. This facial absorbent is in the form that I hate the most - Paper. I'm too spoiled by Gatsby oil blotting sheet. So seems like the paper type would never work good on me somehow. And they just tend to break easily :/

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Everyday Minerals Blush

Ever since I got hooked to the EDM foundation, I also started to try out their blushes as well. Mineral blushes are usually in loose form. EDM offers many shades, their color payout is supo! and the price tag is surely very friendly (as long as you order 12+ items :P) Their blushes are listed in 3 different formula: Matte, Sheen and Shimmer. Some of them are also Limited Edition (L/E). Here is my lil EDM blush collection. I will update when I get any new one :]

Sand Cherry - A gorgeous deep peach with cherry undertones and tons of sparkle! (shimmer)
Pumpkin Pie - Toasty peach blush with a hint of sparkle (Sheen, L/E)
Peach Tree - A gorgeous sparkly peach with earthy undertones (shimmer, L/E)
Email Me - A light brown/beige matte shade with a kiss of pink (matte)
Snooze Bar - A caramel-brown and peach with a soft touch of shimmer (sheen)
Snuggle - A radiant pink with a hint of peach and a dust of sheen (sheen)
Raspberry Sherbet Blush--A shimmery, fruity, medium berry pink with light brown undertones (shimmer, L/E)
All Smiles - A rosy peach (matte)
Tea Time - A peachy light brown with a kiss of shimmer (shimmer)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

No-Buy or Low-Buy

To no-buy or to low-buy... and my decision is to low-buy to the point of trying to become no-buy if possible. Know what I am talking about?? Actually I've been low-buy for a few weeks already. Though with the turkey around the corner, all these stores are starting to have bunch of sales. Argg.. it's just so hard to resist!!! But anyway, I seriously do have enough skincare & cosmetics to use for AT LEAST a year. So... I'm gonna try to go through and finish most of them before adding more in the collection

Low-Buy Start: Nov 4, 2009
Finish: Until the next MAC FF... which should be Jan 2010 :P


  1. Set a start & finish time
  2. Set a minimum weekly spending limit ($10 - $20)
  3. Instead of spending your limit, try to *Stash Shop* your goodies!
  4. Put your fave credit cards away... :P
  5. Avoid any type of *sale*!!! *runnnn*

Monday, November 2, 2009

missing nami...

I have been going to works with the buffed eyes for the past few days. The leaving of Nami is just too much for me to handle right now. I finally cleaned up her cage and threw most of the stuff away. of course, it made me cried like there was no tomorrow. I've been trying so hard to calm myself down. I know it was so hard for dad also. After all, he was the one who always feed Nami in the morning. Nami used to jump on him all the time when he was laying on the couch watch TV.

Her cage is still sitting in the kitchen. It just made me totally not wanting to go in there. I know dad wanted to pack and throw it away this morning. Though he stopped as soon as I walked out from my room. After all, Nami was truly a part of our family.

A coworker been offering me a kitten as his cat is recently pregnant again which is probably due sometime this month or so... Though I'm not too sure. I know, it would make me feel better to have something else to hold on. But... nami is just irreplaceable.

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