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29 November 2009

Jill Stuart's Reviews and Swatches

i decided to 'play' with my new JS makeup this morning and i fall deeper in love with them :D

first, the Mix Blush Compact in 03 Coral Glow. i've numbered the color cause it seems that JS doesn't have names for them invidually.

okay, i'm officially suck at doing swatch but i'm trying right? the picture doesn't show the color well, it's far more obvious in real life.

color #1 isn't quite pigmented on my skin, but i think it would be great for highlighting and of course as soft pink blusher for fair skin.
#2, #3 and #4 are quite pigmented but i love #2 the most cause i like peach color. As the #3 is more to orange. of course love #4 too, who doesn't love pink blusher right?
overall, i'm really glad i've chosen this color. i'm in love with it, yeah i totally am.

Rating: 5/5 (that is how much i love it :D)

Illuminance Eyes in 01 Jewel Dress

i was debating with myself to get the Illuminance Eyes in 01 Jewel Dress, 02 Fantastic Light or 03 Brocade Gold. But decided to get this one as i love to have a purple and pink eye shadow.
but after i've got it i just saw that it looks nothing near purple (#1). well, maybe a little bit but i was fooled by the color on the website. this is a risk to buy when you didn't see the real one though. here is the color on Jill Stuart's website:

but glad to have the rest of the colors though. they are all very shimmery and for me it will be over the top to wear it on day but will be great for night.

Rating: 3/5 (don't trust the color on the website)

Jelly Eye N Color in 10 Vintage Deco

when i first touch it, i was really surprised that the texture does feel like jelly. i thought that Jelly Eye is just a name for it. and as so many people have said, you just have to dap a little and the color will payoff. it's really shimmery and pigmented.

Rating: 4/5 (too shimmery for me)

And a few days ago i received a love package from Julie of Pop Champagne, i won her giveaway few weeks ago. She's really a sweetheart and i totally love her blog. it's always great to catch up juicy gossips from her :D. go check out her blog if you haven't!

the love package and the sweet note

GS&P necklace and hairclips, elf Liquid Eyeshadow, elf Lip color trio and sweets! of course those sweets are long gone by now :p

i really love her necklace. the picture doesn't do justice at all, it's far more beautiful in real life.

That's it for this post. Have a nice day to you all! :)

25 November 2009

Thanks & Jill Stuart Haul

Please enter my giveaway if you haven't! Check my sidebar :)

I'm really touched by all the responses on my giveaway. i've got more than 100 entries now (of course including the extra entries :D)! you guys have really made my day :). i was surprised too when most of you commented about my layout. it makes me feel really glad that i'd chosen this layout and most likely i'll keep this layout longer or even forever! FYI, i didn't design this layout by myself. i got this from a free blog template website, you can check them out at the bottom of this page :)

some of you also said my font color is not easy to read, i'll take your advice and want to change it to a better one but i don't know what color will suit this layout and more visible or easier to read. which one do you think? (or other color? just tell me)

1. this?
2. this?
3. this?
4. this?
5. this?

as most of you voted #2, i've changed it to the color and changed the font type too. i think it'll be easier to read now :) Thanks for voting!

i've stated to leave just one comment on the giveaway post, for those multiple comments i've deleted them but i still count the extra entries so don't worry :)
also for not entry related comment, please don't leave the comment on the giveaway post. just cbox me, i always check them and will reply.

i'll try my best to make my blog better, so if there's any comment or advice for me just shoot it out :D

now for the Jill Stuart haul :D. you guys must be wondering where did i got my JS stuffs. well, two weeks ago my sister went to hongkong and of course i won't let her go without buying stuffs for me :D.

wanna see what's inside it?

Ta da...

it's not much and i'm still lemming for their other products. my fund is kinda limited, that's why... but i will get them next time :D

Mix Blush Compact - 03 Coral Glow

Illuminance Eyes - 01 Jewel Dress

Jelly Eye Color N - 10 Vintage Deco

it was so hard to choose when i didn't see the real one by myself. but luckily i choose these and i don't regret it. they are all really pretty and nice scented. the eye palette and jelly eye are very sparkly. i'm not a fan of sparkly stuffs but i love them! i couldn't stop staring these :D i know i sound weird...

so sorry i didn't swatch them, i can't bear to ruin their prettiness yet...

21 November 2009

100th Follower Giveaway!!!


Hi gals! Thank you so much for reading and following my blog, i didn't expect i will have so much followers (for me it is!), esp. 100! as i've said, i'm going to do a giveaway as a thank you for being awesome! :) it's not much i know, but who doesn't love giveaway, right? :D

The prizes:
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant
Dior J'adore Beautifying Body Milk
Dior Addict High Shine Lipstik (travel size)
Clinique Fresh Bloom Allover Colour (travel size)
Clinique Cosmetic Pouch
Clinique Mascara + Lipgloss
Etude House Juicy Pop Tube
SK-II Journal Book
Taiwan Mask Sheets
Hello Kitty Wipes
A few Samples
(All items are Brand New!)

1. Must be a follower of this blog
2. Leave a comment with your Username (the name you use to follow me)
3. And tell me: What do you think of my blog? (please be honest, you will get more loves for being honest :D)

Extra entries:
1. Post this giveaway and the link on your blog, leave me a link (1 extra entry)
2. Follow me on twitter @DinaEstyXu and tweet about this giveaway including @DinaEstyXu, leave me a link to your tweet (1 extra entry)
3. For my first 100 followers, you earn 1 extra entry automaticly for being awesome! :D

Please leave just ONE COMMENT, i'll count the extra entries for you. Multiple comments will be deleted.

This giveaway opens for International readers and ends on December 31st, 2009. you have more than one month to enter this giveaway, so don't hesitate to enter!

17 November 2009

Most Worn Things & Color Tags

I've just finished my one and only exam in this midterm today. Yay! But that joy isn't going to last longer cause i still have to worry about my thesis :( well, here are some tags to be done:

I got this 8 most worn things tag from Kasia and Amy

1. MOST WORN Lipstick/Lipgloss
(i usually don't wear lipgloss, so i just included lip balm at here, hope it's ok :D)
Burt's Bee Lip Balm & NYX Tinted Lip Spa

2. MOST WORN Earrings/Necklace
basically i wear these necklace and earrings almost everyday, the necklace is from my mom and the earrings are from my sisters

3. MOST WORN Shirt/Top
i wear t-shirts most of the times and always switching them. this one is one of my fave t-shirt that i bought in Taiwan (actually it's for my color tag too :p)

4. MOST WORN Nail Polish
Skin Food Nail Vita
i don't own much nail polishes and i use this one the most cause i like nude colors.

5. MOST WORN Shoes
i love this flat! it's so comfortable to wear.

6. MOST WORN Hair Product
this is one of my two hair products and i think i use this one more than the other one :D

7. MOST WORN Perfume
Estee Lauder Pure White Linen
love this scent very much!

8. MOST WORN Handbag
i love big bags so i can throw everything in them :D

Pink color tag by Zoe
1. Jill Stuart train case
2. Dariya fringe holder
3. Bonebell liplites - Strawberry Parfait
4. Jane blushing cheeks
5. my pink piggie
6. Estee Lauder perfume
7. my pink iPod!

Lavender/Purple color tag by Nicola
1. Skull T-shirt
2. Water bottle
3. Shower cap
4. Bear plushie from bf
5. iPod case
6. Chopstick
7. Clipper

i tag Gold color (not too difficult right? ;)) to:
Ceecile ~Priscilla Clara~ ^^

btw, is it true that tonight (Nov 17th) is going to have meteor rain? i just saw the news. please tell me if you know :)

and it's going to be very exciting this week!
*hint: my sidebar :D*

12 November 2009

Etsy Find: Earrings

We all know there are so many great things we can find on Etsy. Here are some earrings that had caught my eyes :)

1. plum. post stud fleur earrings. french rose garden. by FleurAvenue
2. mint dove earrings. sky blue alabaster briolettes. by plingstore
3. Round Cameo earrings - Sad Teddy by infinitales
4. Cranes fly by - Dangle earrings by teaoclock

Have a great day! :)

08 November 2009

Another Tag Post

Sorry to bore you guys with another tag post. but i just don't want to delay these tags too long like what i did before, so here we go:

Amy and Miss Kyou were really awesome to give me this award, thank you girls :)

The rules are you are suppose to name 10 facts about yourself.

My 10 facts:
1. my blog URL: xyyan is shorten from my chinese name Xu Yun Yan (徐云燕)

2. i never really like Hello Kitty before, but since i got into blogging, i keep looking at HK stuffs. i guess Bloggers have influenced me so much :D

3. i'm trying to collect eyeliners right now cause eyeliners can really make a big difference on me!

4. i used to think people with allergy are really cool but that changes since i got mine (the bread allergy) LOL

5. i don't feel secure if i'm going out without my jacket or cardigan cause i think the sun will burn me if i don't wear any :D

6. i always love British accent, and i really want to learn to speak with that accent

7. i think i'm talent-free cause i don't have anything i'm good at. pathetic right?

8. my favorite dog breed is Siberian Husky. i think they are really gorgeous. well, actually i'm influenced by the Eight Below movie. you guys should really watch that movie if you haven't.

9. i couldn't live without internet. it's killing me to disconnect from internet even for just 1 day.

10. and last, i love blogging cause i got to know so many great people from all over the world! love you guys :)

Kasia and Miss Kyou also gave me this award, super thanks to you both :)

And the sweetie Manju gave me this Kreativ Blogger Award which i've done here, thanks girl!

So i pass these awards (I think you are an awesome girl, One lovely blog and Kreativ blogger) back to these girls:


i still have a most worn thing tag by Kasia and a color tag by Zoe to do. i'm still gathering up my stuff and will post it later :)

05 November 2009

Music Tag

I was tagged by Vanilla, Nicola and Fifi for this Music Tag :) So sorry for the delay girls....

The rule is you have to fill the survey below,mention the person who tagged you and tag minimum 3 bloggers so you we get to know her result. :)
*write down the title AND the artist.:)
*It doesnt have to be perfect,we won't judge so don't worry :P
*the songs have to be in english,its universal :P
*please dont read the rest of the entry,read it when you are filling the survey


Top 40s at the moment : You Belong With Me - Taylor Swift, Already Gone - Kelly Clarkson, Never Say Never - The Fray

3 songs that represent your feeling at the moment : From This Moment - Shania Twain, Pretend - Secondhand Serenade

Song(s) that gives u spirits when you are down : Beat It - Michael Jackson, I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor

the second part you should be spontaneous,scroll slowly and make sure u read each entry one by one before continuing to the next question


Wedding : In Love With You - Regine Velasquez feat. Jackie Cheung

SEXY !!! Single Ladies - Beyonce Knowles

I HATE MY EX,HE IS A REAL JERK ! Your Love is a Lie - Simple Plan

R&B Nite : Superwoman - Alicia Keys

Diamond : Her Diamonds - Rod Thomas

Eccentric : Shut Up And Let Me Go - The Ting Tings

British : Better In Time - Leona Lewis

Adorable : Friday I'm in Love - Dryden Mitchell

That's it! and now i'm tagging: Kasia, Amy, Aralka, Maria, Julie, SimMichiko, Lane, Joanna, Onic, Blair, Kay, Elle, Freshelle, Jenna, Angela, Gaby, Anastacia, oOchaOo, Yui, Kalmo, Eki and everyone who hasn't done this tag!


Here are some pics of my Bandung trip from two weeks ago... i know i post too late, but i just got these photos few days ago... :D

at Tangkuban Perahu

at Kawah Putih (White Crater)

another view from Kawah Putih (White Crater)

a view from a restaurant we had lunch at

Strawberry farm, can't see the strawberry? pls scroll down :)

a very cute shape of strawberry!