Friday, December 23, 2011

X Out

Thanks to Influenster's VoxBox Program, I received a full size product of the X Out Wash-In Treatment to test out.

Here is a thorough explanation of the brand and product from their site:

" The unique, one-step X Out™ Wash-In Treatment is formulated to help kill the bacteria that causes breakouts, help banish existing pimples and help leave the skin feeling smooth and looking healthy.

X Out™ works to lift away the dirt and grime that can clog pores. The Wash-In Treatment also leaves behind powerful medicine to help keep pores clean. Learn more and purchase at X Out is sold as a 30-day supply and comes with a bonus Shine Control product to help you fight oil all day for $19.95

I tried out this product once on my face, and so far, the results are positive. My skin felt a bit clearer after using it and my face didn't feel as clogged up as before. I also really like how this product can be used 3 different ways: as a wash, as a mask, and as a spot treatment. Imagine, a miracle product that has a 3 in 1 capacity!

This definitely meets my stamp of approval. 4/5

Montagne Jeunesse

Last week, I received my Holiday VoxBox from Influenster, a cool site where you can be the first to try out new products and spread the word. Included in my box was a Kelp & Seaweed Muc Pac from Montagne Jeunesse.

These masques come in various flavors, such as:

•Cucumber Peel Off
•Passion Peel Off
•Dead Sea Mud
•Fruit Smoothie
•Strawberry Souffle
•Chocolate Mud

Even better, they are free of parabens, vegetarian approved and never tested on animals!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Addicted to Kawaii Pt 2

I have a serious addiction to cell phone straps. Even though I barely even use my cell phone, I can't stop buying them!

I didn't even have any room to put all of it, so I came up with a cool idea: display it on a hanger!

hehe, don't mind the vkei poster. :)

Some close ups:

I also put my favorite straps on my cell phone:

As of now, I have a total of 49 straps.
My favorite is the LV bag and fruit parfait on my cell phone!

The problem is that Japanese cell phone straps are really expensive (the cheapest ones are $3-5), but the quality of most of them are really good.
If an of you are interested, you should really check out Strapya. It's my favorite place to shop at!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Addicted to Kawaii Pt 1

As a way of connecting to my readers more, I thought that it would be a cool idea to blog about kawaii things I love to collect. As of now, I'm planning on doing 3 posts. :)


My Notepad Collection

I'm not sure when I started collecting them, but once I had one, I couldn't stop buying them! They're just so cute! The only problem is that I can't find any situations when I'm going to use them...

Here are some closeups:

That's all I have for now, but I'm definitely not going to stop. It's to hard to resist!

Which one is your favorite?

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Happy Chinese New Year! + Haul

I know I'm a bit late (well hey, it's 15 days of celebration!), but Happy Chinese New Year! May your new year be filled with joy and luck!

Hehe, I just couldn't resist posting a picture of this rabbit, it's so cute!

Here is a big haul a got last week on Austin St. (love that place, everything is so cheap!)

What I got:

Brown Fur Vest from Strawberry - $9.99
Existentialism Book from B&N (had a $2 Red Dot Sale!) - $2
Tarina Tarantino Starchild - $10

I initially tested out the Nebula and wanted it SOOO badly! Sadly, there were no more (I was so desperate that I even tried asking to buy the tester, without success) I got Starchild instead.
Hello Kitty Mini EDP - Free from 100 points. Get it before this deal ends!
Philosophy Birthday Cake Shower Gel - Free using my mom's bday (lol, I'm naughty. xD)
The Body Shop Spiced Vanilla Shower Gel - $3 from after Christmas Sale

Cameo Ring - $1.99
I found a shop that was selling a bunch of jewelry for only $1.99, it's surprisingly even cheaper than Flushing!
Big Flower Hair Comb - $1.99
I found ANOTHER shop with a bunch of stuff for $1.99. It's a great deal, because in Flushing, it would probably be jacked up to $10!

Total Spent = $29

I love going bargain hunting! :D

Here are some close ups of the ring and comb, simply gorgeous!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My New Favorite Lipgloss

is officially Lorac Multiplex in 3D!

The picture doesn't do this any justice.
Have you ever seen nail polish holos? This lipgloss is sort of like that - it glitters like crazy in the light!

I received a mini tub of it in a MUA swap, but I'm so impressed that I think I'll get the full size. It's definitely worth forking $22!

What's your favorite lipgloss?

Monday, January 24, 2011

Back to the Earth Swatches *Pic Spam*

The one thing I love most is being able to look pretty without wasting hundreds of dollars on mediocre products.

Besides drugstore products, another good option would be to try out handmade makeup from Etsy. Not only are the products safer, but they're also a lot cheaper!

So long story short, I did a MUA swap with the owner of an Etsy shop called Back to the Earth (linked for those interested) All of their makeup is vegan, natural and organic.

I got the 5pc deal, where it only costs $12 for 5 eyeshadows of your choice (I got them free though, since it was a swap) and I have to say, I was really impressed with the pigmentation!

Here's what I got:

This is probably my favorite of the bunch. It's a bit hard to tell, but this is a sort of cream colored shadow in disguise. When you shine it in the light, it turns into a really amazing sheer gold.

Diamonds and Shamrocks
This was a bit darker than I expected (I was hoping for something like pastel green),
but still a really pretty shade nevertheless. Honestly, I can never say anything bad about glittery eyeshadow, they're just so pretty!

Northern Lights
Another one of my favorites, this is a really beautiful and intense shade of purple. The sparkles are really amazing, it really does look like the stars!

Starry Night
I was really disappointed that it was more black than purple, but if you forget about that, the black in itself is really amazing! When applied wet, it's a really intense purple/black with hints of purple glitter. Have you ever seen the ocean get all sparkly when it hits the sun? Sort of like that.

Water Elemental
Although it's a really intense color, this is probably my least favorite out of the five. I just didn't see the wow factor from it. It's just my POV though...

Anyways, here are the swatches I promised you:

Overall, I give this shop an A+ :)

Question: What's your favorite etsy makeup shop? If you've never bought from one, are you planning on doing so?

Monday, January 17, 2011

Victoria's Secret Haul + Swatches

So as you all know, Victoria's Secret does this huge semi-annual sale twice a year. Although I was really disappointed at the clothing markdowns (even plain t-shirts were $10!), I loved all cheap beauty products! Most of them were 75% off and some were 50% off. Since I only had $10 in my pocket, I had to really pick my favorites.

Here's what a got:

VS Radiant Face Trio -$4 (Orig. $16)
Wow, this is probably one of the cutest packaging I've ever seen! I checked online, and a lot of people said that it looked similar to the YSL version. I love both of them!

VS Brilliant Shimmer Eyeshadow in Nightdust - $2.50 (Orig. $10)
What really shocked me was that part of their more mature makeup line was also on sale! I'm not sure if it was by accident (there were no sale signs), but I'm still happy about it!

VS Brilliant Shimmer Eyeshadow in Skydust - $2.50 (Orig. $10)
Another eyeshadow I decided to pick up. Yes, it was an impulse buy. I actually have way too much eyeshadow for a 14 year old, but it looked so much like the mac packaging, that I couldn't resist!

Here are the swatches (dry and wet for eyeshadows):

Question: What items did you score from the Semi-Annual Sale:

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P.S. Did you notice that I changed my heading? What do you think about it? I'm thinking about changing my blog layout though, because it doesn't really match.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Surprise Second Giveaway Winner!

Well it turns out that Anna only wanted the Victoria's Secret Lotion and ELF Bronzing Blush, so I decided to pick out another winner for the rest of the goodies (plus a few extras)!

And the winner is... Ezzy!

Rules are the same as before, reply to my email within a week, or else there will be a new winner.

Don't you just love surprises? ;D

Friday, January 7, 2011

Giveaway Winner

And the winner is... Anna!

Congrats! Please reply to my email within one week or else another winner will be selected.

Overall, I think this giveaway was a success!
Thank you everybody for participating! To those who didn't win this time, look forward to another one in the near future!


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Paul and Joe Nail Polish

First of all, I would like to say that I've finally reached 50+ followers! Thank you so much everybody! When I first created this blog, I was worried that no one come here, but I'm so glad that I continued to blog! Each and every new follower I get, always gives me more motivation to blog. Therefore, THANK YOU! <3

Now on to the highlight of the post:

A while ago, I won a $25 Apothica Gift Card from Liza Mae and I finally received my shipment yesterday! (also ordered some perfume, but they were shipped separately)

Recently, I've been obsessing over Paul and Joe's adorable makeup, so I had to try out their stuff! I bought the (Pink) Classical Nail Polish from the Holiday 2010 Symphony Collection and I am totally in love with it!

Wow, just look at that gorgeous packaging!
I think Paul and Joe's makeup is definitely worth it. Especially since they're made in Japan. ;P

Here's a close up:

It's a bit hard to tell, but there are tiny hints of gold shimmer mixed into the pink. A really lovely shade.

The bottom line is, you have to try out Paul and Joe for yourself! They definitely have my approval. :)

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If you haven't done so yet, make sure to enter my New Years Giveaway! Hurry, there are only 3 days left to enter! Just click on my giveaway picture at the top of my sidebar.