Friday, July 30, 2010

HUGE Accessory Haul!

Woohoo! My grandparents came back from China last week and brought back a ton of cheap stuff! The picture doesn't actually show all the stuff I got, I actually have about 3-4 of those candy hair ties, Hello Kitty clips, and bear clips. xD

A bunch of cool watches that will probably last me over a year!
I love the sneaker one!

Some more random hair accesssories...
LOL, what are those weird puffy things??

A cute umbrella!
The print is really nice, but I can't stand these types of umbrellas. I can never get it to close and fold perfectly without having to waste 10 minutes of my life! D:<

Overall, I'm so happy I got these! A lot of them are really bad quality and a bit embarrassing to wear, but really cute. A few of the items are really beautiful!


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

More Cool Giveaways! ^_^

Go Green Giveaway @ Dainty Darling Digits!

You get to choose 1 of the 3 giveaway packages, so I'll tell you what's my favorite one.

Prize 1 includes:
This package includes:
Burt's Bees Beeswax & Banana Hand Creme
Burt's Bees Thoroughly Therapeutic Honey & Bilberry Foot Creme
Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm tin
Alba Botanica Coconut Cream Lip Balm
Physicians Formula Bamboo Wear Bamboo compact
Strawberry reusable bag
16 Fimo sticks in multiple designs
1 Rhinestone wheel
1 dotting tool
Essie nail polish in Glitzy Guilders
Orly nail polish in Matte Vinyl
Orly nail polish in Basket Case
Orly nail polish in Prisma Gloss Gold
Orly nail polish in Beverly Hills White Tips
Orly nail polish in Beverly Hills Plum
China Glaze nail polish in Dreamsicle
China Glaze nail polish in Liquid Leather
Sally Hansen HD nail polish in Laser
Sally Hansen HD nail polish in DVD
Sally Hansen HD nail polish in Byte
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure nail polish in Plum's The Word
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure nail polish in Pedal To The Metal
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure nail polish in Commander in Chic
Petites Color Fever nail polish in Black Diamond

Amazing rite? x3
Ends August 6th

Cel's Nail Addicts Giveaway!

Go check out her giveaway, her blog is really nice!

Prize includes:
BarryM Lemon I/C
BarryM Strawberry I/C
Collection 2000 Hot Looks Hoola Hoop
Collection 2000 Hot Looks Button Moon
Collection 2000 Sparkle Top Coat
Rimmel Snow Queen
Eyeko Petite Polish
Eyeko Tea Rose Polish
Erre Due French Manicure Kit
Set of 6 Erre Due Minis
Nail Addict Deco Case decorated by me
Nail file and tweezers set
Missha B.B Cream samples

I'm loving all the prizes, especially the deco case!
Ends August 10th

Ichigo Shortcake's 100 Followers Blog Giveaway!

Yay, Ichigo Shortcake's having a huge giveaway! ^_^

Prizes are:
x4 Rimmel 60 seconds nail polish
x4 Miss Sporty nail polish
x4 Collection 200 Nail Polish
Strawberry lipbalm
Lipsmackers Orange starburst lipbalm
Red & White polka dot hair bow
Kawaii Ichigo cake plushie!
Lush Strawberry Santa Shower jelly
Set of Kawaii stationary!
Lush Vanilla Fountain Bath Ballistic
Lush Ice Blue Soap
Lush Ickle Baby Bot Bath Ballistic
Lush Lemslip Butter
Lush Ring Of Roses Butter
Lush Hippy Chick Bath Ballistic
Lush Stardust Bath Ballistic
Set Of Clear glitter silver Deco Gem Nails!

There will also be 3 runner ups!
Each Get: (3 items each)
A simple spring floral lolita bow handmade by me!
x4 mini heart bath ballistics!
Then a cute strawberry headband!

What a long list!
Ends August 8th

Rilakkuma Giveaway @ Islegrl!

A super cute giveaway!

♫ Set Of Five Rilakkuma A4 File Folders
♫ Pink Rilakkuma Erasable FriXion Pen
♫ Purple Rilakkuma Erasable FriXion Pen

Ends August 6th

Sparkled Beauty's Summer Birthday Giveaway!

I've never tried this brand call Annabelle, but it looks promising!

- An empty Annabelle Custom quad
- 4 Custom quad shadows in pans: Sugar Dust, Chlorine (first row), Indigo Glow, Graffiti (second row)
- Holy Smoke Trio Eyeshadow, and
- Makeup Pro A21 Large Shader brush.

Ends August 13th

Nouveau Cheap's 101 Ways to Say Thank You Giveaway!

Yay, Nouveau Cheap is having a giveaway sponsored by ELF and the prize is worth $101!!!

The lucky winner gets:
1) One each of the following new shades of e.l.f. Nail Polish: Mint Cream, Smokey Brown, Desert Haze, Lilac
2) One each of the newest shades of e.l.f. Luscious Liquid Lipstick: Perfect Pink, Raspberry, Strawberry
3) One e.l.f. Train Case in burgundy
4) One e.l.f. Mechanical Eyelash Curler
5) One each of ALL of the new shades of e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow: Golden, Caffeinated, Girly, Partier, Royal, Angelic, Trendy, Innocent, Enchanting
6) One e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow Primer
7) e.l.f. Waterproof Eyeliner Pen (one each of every shade): Coffee, Black, Midnight, Ash, Plum
8) e.l.f. Body Lotion (one each of all four new fragrances): Milk & Honey, Shea Butter, Cherry Berry, Candied Strawberry
9) e.l.f. 11 Piece Brush Collection

Awesome! Ends August 2nd

Summer Giveaway @ Kimber Doll!

This is an amazing giveaway! She's giving away:

Harajuku Lovers Perfume - Baby.
CAKE Nourishing Hand Lotion - Baked Citrus
MAC To The Beach Limited Edition Lustre Lipstick - Lazy Day
BORGHESE Nail Polish Set

Ends September 20th. :)

Fortune 500 Followers Giveaway @ Asian Beautifier!

Woot! She's giving away a MANLY 120 EYESHADOW PALETTE to one lucky follower of Asian Beautifier!

Ends August 23rd

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Weekend Haul!

Sorry I'm so lazy everybody, so here's a bunch of goodies I got + bought over the weekend! First off is 6 packs of super cute san-x stickers with I won from a lovely blogger called islegrl! I'm an avid Japanese sticker collector, so I was so happy to get these!

On Saturday, as I went to Morning Glory, I bought a bunch of random stationary stuff.

I bought:

An eraser in the shape of a sakuramochi (yummy!) $0.99
2 packs of mini origami paper $1.98
Pack of glow in the dark star paper #1.99
Green Heart Pencil $1
Cute 2 way pen $1
2 packs of lead. $1.20

Hehe, I'm so cheap! xD


Sunday, July 25, 2010

My First BB Cream!!!

Yesterday, I stopped by Morning Glory in Flushing and bought my first ever bb cream! Bb cream has become so popular in Asia, that I had to get a taste of it myself! This little bottle from IPKN New York costed me $40. A bit out of my price range, but not bad, considering it has an spf 20, contains a healing herb called yerba mate, and a whitening treatment.

Although I don't have any photos to show you, this is a pretty good bb cream! I'm no bb cream expert, but this one made my skin a bit brighter with a pinkish tint. As for covering my acne, I'm not really sure if I had any breakouts or if they were there before. The coverage I say, would be medium. I really like this product because it controls my oily skin really well! It felt like I wasn't wearing anything at all!

Overall, I liked it a lot, considering this is my first. I don't know if I'm too young to use these though, so I'm probably going to finish this bottle before I try a new brand.

I'm curious though, how come this brand isn't so well known? I've only managed to find 2 reviews of this product on google...

The worker in the shop was so nice! She even gave me and my mom some samples! She gave me a toner and moisturizer trial kit and the wrinkle treatment version for my mom.

The kind worker also popped in 4 samples of Sooae shampoo and conditioner! What great service! She even taught me (a newbie) how to properly use all the stuff I received! I also got a pretty member card!

Question for you guys:
What's your favorite bb cream and why?

Thanks for reading!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Cute NOTD + New Shoes!

I was bored, so I thought I'd paint my nails again! Isn't it so cute? Since I can't use my konad yet, I had to hand paint the dots, so they're pretty bad. x3
My favorite is the hidden treasure part because it just brings magic to my nails! Even my kids in the summer enrichment program stopped to compliment me on them!

I used: Claire's Dream Catcher
Beauty Credit White Polish
Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure

Although Harajuku Lovers is a very trendy brand (I don't like following trends much), I think it deserves the attention because everything is so cute! Although the prices are pretty expensive, sometimes I can score so really cheap deals!
These shoes were originally $65 and I bought them for $23!

I haven't had a proper pair of summer sandals for years (I live in flip flops), so I was so excited to get this! It fits perfectly and feels so comfy!

Thanks for reading!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Some Goodies I Received in the Mail~

I'm a bit late posting this, but on Saturday, I was so excited to get 2 packages in the mail! The first one was from Cheryl: Oh to be a Muse. It included 4 sweet ELF products and my favorite of the bunch, a double finger HOPE ring! Thanks a bunch, Cheryl! ^_^

Also in the mail, was a book called Such a Pretty Girl. I found out about it on swaptree and had to have it! If you don't know, swaptree is an awesome website where you can trade your books/cds/dvds for the ones you want. It's so cool, and free too!

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

A few awesome giveaways!

...she speaks of beauty - June Favorites Giveaway!

Be sure to check out this awesome giveaway!

It includes:
1 nail varnish from SinfulColors "call you later"
3 pairs of Red Cherry Lashes !!
1 Lash Blast & 1 pair heart shaped ear phone covers

Hurry, Ends July 24th

'I have Seoul' Makeup Giveaway @ Elli Duvolle!

Wow, I have never been this excited for a giveaway before!
Elli is letting the lucky winner choose any Korean Brand(s) they like. You can choose up to 3 products and up to $60 worth of makeup/skincare/etc!
Woohoo!!! xD

Ends July 31st

50 Followers Giveaway @ Love, Peace & Lipstick!

The winner is so lucky!!!

*Bath and Body Works Gauze Sponge
*Hello Kitty Pen
*Hello Kitty Marshmallow Pop
*Hello Kitty Pouch Stuffed With Samples
*NYX Glitter Gel
*NYX Glitter Cream Pallet (ICE QUEEN)
*The Original Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask-8oz
*Victoria's Secret Hydrating Body Lotion(Honey Suckle & White Patchouli) 75ml
*Victoria's Secret Illuminating Body Wash(Acai Berry & Magnolia)75ml
*Neutrogena Healthy Defense Moisturizer SPF 50 sample
*St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub 1oz
**Benefit Some Kind-A Gorgeous Foundation Faker sample
*Wet n Wild Mega Plump Mascara
*Wet n Wild Ultimate Expressions Eyeshadow Palette(Sand Castle)
*Wet n Wild Eye Expressions Palette(Abstract)
*2 Wet n Wild Rock Solid Nail Lacquers(Mystic Quartz,Magic Amethyst)
*2 L.A. Colors Metallic Eyeshadow Palettes(Tranquil,Serenade)
*Almay Natural Lipgloss (Peach)
*Loreal Color Juice Lipgloss(Raspberry Smash)
*Nivea Creme Pot
*Nivea Passion Fruit Tinted Lip Care Stick

Woohoo, Hello Kitty! xD
Ends July 23

My New poupee-boutique Obsession + Small CVS Haul

poupee-boutique is a new facebook game that I just discovered. Honestly, I never understood what all the hype was for farmville. What's so fun about planting fruits when you can sell clothes instead? Trust me, once you start, you get hooked. It's super fun, because you can also buy decorations and wallpapers. As you level up, you get even more awesome unlocks! Forget farmville, play poupee-boutique! here

feel free to also be my friend!

Yesterday, I bought my first nail polish remover, a pack of cotton pads, and a 4 way portable nail file + clippers. Lol, yes, I just said my first nail polish remover. I honestly have no idea how I managed to paint my nails so many times without one. It's so much better than having to chip them off all the time!

I've got a question for you guys:
What's better, acetone or non-acetone nail polish remover?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I won Hilda's Giveaway! + Clothing Haul

I'm so happy, I won Hilda's giveaway from her blog, Tip on Nails, and I got to pick my favorite konad plate. I chose M77, the designs are so cute and pretty!

Bummer, I wish I could try them on my nails, but I don't have a stamper or scraper! T_T

Onto the haul...

Last Saturday, I dropped by the Century 21 store in Long Island (3 floors of shopping heaven!) and bought this super cute top and dress (pic below). I instantly fell in love with this top at first sight! It's so cute and elegant at the same time. The design reminds me of the old Victorian Era style of clothing, which I totally love!

This is such a cute dress, too bad it's only meant to be used for sleeping! I was a bit hesitant to buy this a first because of the price, but super cute sewing print and perfect little yoyos tempted me!

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sparklyplayground's First Giveaway!

This is such a cute giveaway! Check it out here

10 pairs of False Eyelashes
3 x Nail Stickers
1 x Nail Tips w/ Nail Glue
100 x 3mm Clear Rhinestones
25 x Fimo Sticks
1 x Professional Nail File for Acrylic / UV Gel Nails
1 x Nail Decoration White Lace
1 x Nail Decoration Black Lace
1 x Skin Food Orange and Mink Body Wash
1 x Glitter for Make Up and Nails
1 x Pink Lacey Ribbon Hair Clip
1 x Blue Lacey Ribbon Hair Clip
100 x Bling Bling Rhinestones

Awesome! ^_^
Ends July 14th

Sorry guys for not posting so often, I really appreciate those of you who take your time to read my blog! I'll make sure to blog more!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Urban Decay Sustainable Shadow Box Review w/ Swatches

Hey, it's been a while since I posted!
I promised you something makeup related, so here it is!

This is my first time doing a review, so sorry if I'm not up to par.
I hope you will also respect my opinions on this piece. :)

Packaging: This is probably the prettiest box I've ever seen, the design is beautiful and also eco friendly! The outside is made of wood and inside is made of purple paper. The only thing I don't like is that you have to slide the cover to open it up. I like how they made it different from the others, but I just think it's very inconvenient this way and a pain to hold up.

I give it an: A/A-

Brush: I've heard others saying this is a terrible brush, but I actually love it! It has a very sturdy slim design, which makes it really easy for me to apply eyeshadow without worrying it looking messy. Perfect!

I give it an: A+

Design: Urban Decay is a genius. They paired up matching eyeshadows (top and bottom) which look great together and save you the hassles! It's perfect and painless, since I'm very indecisive. :)
I hate the mirror though, it's basically useless unless you can actually turn your head sideways and look into a tiny mirror. Overall though, the design is nice and simple. Nothing too over the top, so I like it.

I give it an: A-

(swatches in order of reviews)

Colors (overall): I love these colors, they're all very nicely pigmented and makes my eyes stand out. I happen to love glittery eyeshadow and pop out colors, so this palette is perfect for me! Although I'm not a fan of brown eyeshadow and there are four of them, I really like how they look on my eyes!

I give it an: A+

YDK: It's a very pretty, shimmery, almost milky brown. Perfect for the summer, but not much wow factor. A-
Midnight Cowboy Rides Again: Gotta give some points to the name, it's so cool! I super glittery eyeshadow that's somewhere between light brown and gold. A
Flipside: One of my favorites. The palette looks like a very toned down sea green, but is actually a very shimmery light blue green color. A+
Flash: Probably the eyeshadow with the least shimmer/glitter, it's still very pretty and stands out a lot. A
Grifter: A pretty mix between baby and rosy pink. I can't say anything bad about pink, it's one of my favorite colors! Very glittery. A/A+
Oil Slick: Again, points to the awesome name. This is no ordinary black. On the palette, it looks like like the milky way, and on your eyes, it's a very dark black with tiny hints of glitter. Amazing. A+
Uzi: Probably the eyeshadow with the most glitter + shimmer, it practically looks like plain ol' glitter! Nothing else to say but perfection. A+
Kiddie Pool: More points to the cute name! This color is very close to flipside on your eyes, but will a more sky blue approach. Very cute color. A/A+
Twice Baked: A very chocolaty brown with some hints of shimmer. I'm not a fan of brown, but others might love this. A-
Half Baked: Very cute color, it's a very glittery brown which looks closest to gold. A

Overall, this is an amazing piece. I think it's perfect for anybody into makeup, even beginners or professionals!

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Belated Weekend Haul!

Sorry I haven't been very active lately, I just started helping out at my school's summer enrichment program, which lasts a whole school day. The kids are so cute though, my upcoming 3rd and 4th graders keep clinging on to me! x3
For some of my makeup loving followers, I promise you I'll post something good before the end of the week. :)

Now to my awesome haul...

Aren't these two pieces so pretty? I got them both on sale at MNG by Mango. The lacey top was $20 and the dark green skirt was $17. The top is so cute and carefully detailed. I love how they made the ruffles out of stretchy cotton, it looks more elegant and flowy! I'm in love with the design of the skirt, but I didn't really like the color of it at first. I almost always wear pink, yellow, purple, and light, pastel colors, so this was my first skirt with a bit of a trendy feel to it (I'm not sure how else to categorize it, lol)

Yay, I love cute mini notepads, usually the Japanese ones with super cute characters! I currently have a total of 8, even though I barely use them!

Ever since I found out that the really popular Japanese magazines gave out free goodies in each issue (I'm serious, some even had free LV and Coach stuff!!!), I was dying to get one myself! I got a free Alba Rosa bag from non-no magazine, isn't it so cute? I usually buy Harajuku fashion of visual kei magazines, but I just has to snag the free bag! xD

Thanks for reading!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Spending 4th of July on the Beach!

What better than to spend an insanely hot 4th of July on a beach? I went with my parents, my uncle, auntie, and their super cute baby, Sophia!

Now the pictures...

Isn't the beach pretty? I haven't to one for over a year!
We left at around three, but I was really hoping to stay later so that we could see the pretty sunset (I've been watching too many romantic dramas! xD)

A picture with me and my uncle's baby

Aww, isn't she so cute?

Later, I also went to Mitsuwa Marketplace to eat lunch/dinner (lol, linner or dunch?) and also bought a few things. I show some pics in the next post. ;)

Thanks for reading, I wish I could've seen the fireworks!
What did everybody else do on independence day?

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Some awesome giveaways!

Sanctuary's 200 Followers Giveaway!

This is an amazing giveaway, thank you so much Juli!

1 My Beauty Diary Yogurt Mask
1 MBD Natto Mask
1 MBD Cooling Mask
1 MBD Black Pearl Powder Mask
1 MBD White Rose Mask
2 Beauty Friends Essence Mask Packs in Aloe (Korean brand)
1 Crystal Eye Mask (I really like it!!)
Crest 3D white strips test :P (random lol)
e.l.f. waterproof eyeliner pen in black
e.l.f. Cuticle Nourishing Pen
e.l.f. Studio 2 in 1 Conditioning Gloss in Perfect Pink
Covergirl Outlast Lipstain in Flirty Nude
Sterling silver cuff bracelet that says "Peace Joy Faith"
Salley Hansen Natural Butter Lip shimmer in Pure
Two Hello Kitty Notepads
Cream Brulee earrings (all sterling silver/ Swarovski Crystal)
After Work Earrings (All sterling silver/ Swarovski Crystal)

Ends July 15th

Kaitlyn's To the Beach 200 follower Giveaway!

You can win ONE Mac To the Beach item (under $15) of your choice! You can pick from eye shadow, eye kohl, lipstick, lipglass, lip pencil, or nail lacquer, in any shade.

I checked out the whole collection and it's amazing! x3
Ends July 10th

50+ followers giveaway @ eleventhofapril!

Congrats Winnie, on reaching 132 awesome followers!! *cheers*
One lucky winner receives:
- Haunting Eyeshadow
- Pret-A-Papier Lipglass
- Lustrewhite Lustreglass
- Impeccable Brow Pencil in Taupe

Ends July 5th

Friday, July 2, 2010

My Handmade Rings + Nail Swatches

I'm so proud these two rings, they're the first of which I'm actually willing to keep. They were made out of super soft polymer clay and acryllic paint. Aren't they so cute? The only problem is that I didn't have any ring bases, so I decided to use some wire, wrap is in fabric, and super glue it. Too bad one is too small and the other is too big. The fabric turned hard from the glue and hurts my finger too! Oh well, I learned my lesson. Never trust bad smelling super glue!

Some swatches...

Pretty, huh? Believe it or not, it costed me only 25 cents!!! Amazing!

An interesting color, it looks just like pencil lead!

Also, on Thursday, I went to Six Flags! What's your favorite ride? Mine is definitely Kingda Ka. 15 seconds of pure insanity. ;)