Tuesday, December 27, 2011

[] Merry CHristmas and Happy New Year!!![]

Hey all
Wish every one a very merry Christmas and happy new year.!!!

Thank you every one for the kind words and support through out the year.. very much appreciated. Pretty much that's what keeps me posting on my blog. to be honest there was a couple times where I wanted to stop writing because there's just not enough time to do reviews and things.

but I want to share with every one and also help to review products so you don't end up buying a bomb and just going to sit there and waste money.

All in all, enjoy your time off work, relaxing, spending time with family and friends.!!!~~~

will see you back in January for more posts..

thank you for all the support again. ~~~


Purple Snowflake.~~~

Monday, December 19, 2011

[] December Glossy Box - Australia version []~~~

 Hey all~~~~
I'm soooooo EXCITED!!! because I just received my first Glossy BOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!! well this is the Australian Version. I love the idea of receiving 5 samples every months to test and the fact that you don't know what you will receive. The brands that they have in Glossy box are quite Australia I would have to say. but never the less they still offer great samples and products for you to try at the comfort of your own home. 

 The subscription is AUD$14.95 per month and that includes the postage and handling. I think it is value for money. can't complain about that. the company provides tracking when the boxes are shipped out. It comes in this pretty box shown below and when you open it there's another dusty rosey pink coloured box which contains all the products they offer for the months.

 Here's what it looks like when opened inside.
The packaging is amazing, with a cute ribbon and information card to tell you about the products and what they do. The products are wrapped in black butcher paper and stuffed with black shredded paper. looks really classy and elegant. 

 When opened, the products lie in the box nicely. and they included a candy cane for the spirit of Christmas.!! thank you.. I love lollies.

 Here's a closer look at the card that they included.

 Here's the products for this months lined up on the floor.

 - Sally Hansen Diamond Shine Base & Top Coat
- Tigi Hair Care Manipulator by Bed Head
- Clinique Turnaround Overnight Radiance Moisturiser
- John Frieda Frizz-Ease Secret Weapon Flawless Finishing Creme
- Gorgeous Lip Pencil (the pencil is nice but the colour is a bit too ashy/brown)

 The box it self can be used to store things in the waredrobe or below the bed, or on the book shelf. And the outter boxed they used can be recycled.

Thank you Glossy Team!!!

Just glad that glossy box is now available in Australia. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

[] Golden Bronze Skin for Summer ~~[]

 Hey all ~~~
I want to do a post on some of the bronzers that the beauty community. Alot of girls have recommended these bronzers on blogs and youtubes. So I'm going to do a comparison between them and some of my thoughts on each of them.

  Here are the bronzers:

- Rimmel Natural Bronzer in 022
- NYC matte bronzer in sunny
- NARS Laguna
- ELF Golden Bronzer

 Lets see some swatches first:

 Left to Right:
- Top left colour of ELF golden bronzer (shimmer)
- Bottom right colour of ELF golden Bronzer (shimmer)
- Nars Laguna (satin)
- NYC Sunny (matte)
- Rimmel 022 Sun bronze

Another Swatch in the same order.
My skin tone is between NC20-25. Neutral Asian skintone. I think MAC's NC foundations are way too yellow.

Rimmel Natural Bronzer in 022 sun bronze
it is a shear bronzer with a more reddy undertone with slight shimmer but once applied there aren't really any shimmer. Because it is shear it is great for makeup beginners, even without a light hand you can't really go wrong. It can be used as a contour colour.  I might not use it as an all over colour as it is a bit red, might look a bit muddy.

NYC Bronzer in Sunny
it is a matte bronzer no shimmers what so ever. The main ingredient is TALC, might block pores for some people but seems to be ok for me. Lasted on my for the whole day. It can be used all over the face and as contour, it isn't really pigmented but not as shear as the Rimmel's one. the colour can be built so girls with medium skintone can still use this just need a heavy hand or build the colour a bit more to be visible. 

Nars Laguna
The famous Nars bronzer, a staple for many. I bought this after a lot of reviews recommended by alot of gurus and beauty bloggers. It has a satin finish. when applied all over the face and neck it gives a really nice glow like you just had a natural sun tanning session out at the beach. I use this nearly every day for contouring and all over the face as summer is approaching. it is a true brown, no red or orange tones. Recommended for girls with light/light-medium or may be even medium skin tones. For girl with darker skin tones might have to go for Casino. 

ELF Golden Bronzer 
This is a really really shimmery bronzer. if you light shimmer that bronzy gold shimmer look. then this is for you. It is very nice on the cheek and the bottom left colour is a great high lighter. but besides that the other colours are just way too much shimmer. if it is used instead of a blush. it does look pretty. 

So all in all . 
Here's a list of bronzers from my favourite to the least. 
1) Nars Laguna
2) NYC Bronzer in Sunny 
3) Rimmel Natural Bronzer 
4) ELF Golden Bronzer

That's all for today.. enjoy rest of the week. 

see you in the next post. ~~~

Monday, December 12, 2011

[] Naruko Apple Seed & Tranexamic Acid review[]~~

 Hey all ~~
I wanted to review this line of Naruko products as I think it is worth recommending it to every one with sensitive skin. I bought all my products from

It helps to brighten and sooth the skin, also contains anti-aging and repairing properties. This range is designed to prevent skin's discoloration and blocks the creation of pigmentation happening.

I ordered the following two items:
- Naruko Apple Seed and Tranexamic Acid Soothing White Hydra Essence 150 mL (toner)
- Naruko Apple Seed and Tranexamic Acid Soothing White Hydra Milk 120 mL (lotion)

 Here's the list of Ingredients used: (LEFT = the lotion) ( Right = toner)

 This is how the toner looks like, clear not viscous or thick.

 This is what it looks like spread out, absorbed quickly adds moisture to the skin without feeling heavy.

 This is what the lotion looks like.. white liquid. a bit thicker. but still easily spread and easily absorbed.

 This is what it looks like after spread out.

Skin type:
I have combination /oily skin in summer but in Winter I am more combination dry. I don't lack oil but lack water and moisture. I also have quite sensitive skin, if I use some skincare and it's too heavy or something, my skin will react and have small small bumps all over especially on the forehead.

Thought about this range:
After using this range, I find my self have a brighter more radiant skin. No oiliness or residues when I wake up in the morning. seems to lighten my acne scars. no break outs, no little bumps. It is spring/summer weather so it seems to hold up pretty well on my combination skin. My skin is more balanced, does not promote extra oiliness but doesn't leave it dry either. It claims to help and immune sensitive skin so it doesn't act up .

This range comes in a plastic bottle so it's travel friendly, nothing happens when I dropped it once.
the bottle shows manufacturing date so you  know when it will expired.. (2 years later).

No funny smell, no paraben preservatives. so quite natural and suited for sensitive skin.

The price is fantastic, doesn't break my wallet. but the products are high quality does what it claims to do. they do not test on animals.

I highly recommend this range of products. It is also available on the NARUKO US website.

Finally, The box they come in is recyclable or can be made into little boxes for storage and other purposes. Quite cute.

that's all for today.. hope every one have a great week.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

[] Summer every day FOTD[]~~~

Hey all ~~~
it is getting closer and closer to Christmas every day.. I'm so excited.. can't wait !!!!

Just wanted to do a FOTD for summer.. .. this look isn't suitable for going to the beach.... things used aren't waterproof.

Here are a list of things Used for this FOTD:

- Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation for a natural glow in 52
- Laura Mercier Mineral Powder in Real sand
- Nars Laguna Bronzer (for contour and all over glow)
- Mac Springsheen blush ( perfect glow on the cheek)
- Benefit High Beam (highlights.)

- Lavshuca brow set in LB-1
- Mac Powerpoint liner in Duck
- Maybelline Collossal Mascara (black)
- Urban Decay Naked Pallete
( Sin - for highlight in the inner corner of the eyes )
(Toasted - all over the lid a bit past the crease, bottom of the eye)
(Hustle - outter corner of the eyes, and the outer 1/3 of the bottom of the eyes)

- Bobbi Brown color rich lipstick in Soft Coral (then blotted with a tissue)

sorry about the messy hair.. T___T

well since it's summer FOTD.. this is how I go out normally on a summer day to a picnic, outting with bf, and other activities in the sun. ~~

I LOVE THIS HAT!!!.. hehehe also SOOO in love with soft coral lipstick.. just addicted........
very flattering for warm skin toned girls.. ~~~

and another photo..~~

Hope every one had a great weekend.... sigh Monday soon again..

take cares until next post. ~~~

Friday, December 9, 2011

[] VOce November Scans[]~~

Hey all~~~
Just wanted to show some magazine scans I thought that's quite interesting.

The pictures can be enlarged when you click on them.~~~

Friday, December 2, 2011

[] November Favourites~~ []

Hey every one.
can't believe how quickly the year has gone by.~~~ it is already December !!!
Been busy busy busy this year and felt like it's gone by so fast. alot of montly favourites video has uploaded onto youtube.

So I Figured that I will do mine too.

Australia is getting hotter and hotter every day as summer approaches. so here are my favourites of the month.

Makeup items:

- Urban Decay Naked Pallet
Most used colours ( Virgin, Sin, Toasted, Hustle)
been using this item every day pretty much, because it's so easy you don't have to think about it when you are in a rush in the morning.

- Urban Decay Primer Potion
wow.. so creamy.. more creamy than the TOO FACED shadow primer... just love it.

- NARS Laguna Bronzer/ Rimmel Shimmer Bronze in 022
Addicted to bronzers for some reason, just want that bronzed healthy glow look !!!.
but some times i'm scared to over do the my body /neck isn't tanned yet.

I've been mixing these two foundation. half half each.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Light intensity 01
Bourjois Healthy Mix in 53
This month I've been mixing these two foundations, 1 to 1 mixture. gives me the perfect foundation I think. Long lasting from ELDWL... and the Dewiness from Healthy Mix... just WOW.
you guys definitely should try this mixture.

- NARS Luster
combined with the bronzer just gives the most gorgeous glow on the cheek, look so healthy.. LOVE.. great for summer !!! and also great paired with a golden/brown eye look.

Skincare Items:

- Naruko Raw Job's Whitenings Tears Whitening Gelly
been using this every night.. just lovely..

- Naruko Raw Job's Whitenings Tears Whitening Serum
nice serum not sticky. absorbs quickly.. makes my skin supple when i wake up next morning. as for whitening effect.. don't see any yet.. though it does lighten my acne scars and pigmentations.

- Naruko Facial Whitening Illuminating Cotton Pad
gets rid of dead skin cells yet gentle enough to be used day and night.. just a really good buy. highly highly recommended!!

That's all for this months..

I signed up for Glossybox Australia. see what will they send to me in December.

Happy weekend every one.

[] Urban Decay Naked Pallet~~[]

Hey all ~~~.
Finally decided to get the Infamous Urban Decay Naked Pallet... A bit late to jump into the hype revolving around this pallett.. Not to mention that URBAN DECAY is releasing Naked 2 Pallet soon.~~~ Saw some pictures and swatches on Temptalia website. I'm glad I bought this one.. the colours for Naked 2 don't really appeal to me.

I bought mine from
That's because there are just too many people selling fakes on the internet.. hard to find a honest seller as it is not available in Australia.

It comes with a eyeshadow brush instead of the double ended eyeliner. as well as a travel size UDPP.
This is what the back looks like.

The packaging is a velvet brown with gold letters..

What the pallet looks like once you open it. contains some shimmer/matte/ satin colours.
ranges from pale white shimmer to dark black colour for evening.

The travel size UDPP is quite cute. can just throw it in your purse.
Here's the swatches. applied on top of UDPP.

Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Buck, Half Baked, Smog, Dark Horse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep and Gun metal.

Another picture of the swatch.
gun metal is a really pretty colour............

hopefully will use these colours to do a look soon. in the mean while i've been using Virgin, Toasted and Hustle every day. ~~~

Great pallet with great convenience.