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27 September 2010

Off to Melbourne!

Hey everyone, I'll leave for Melbourne tonight with my parents. We'll be there for a week to visit my brother. I won't be online for the week since I don't bring my laptop with me. So, see y'all next week!

Btw, it's my 100th post! Yay! :D

Till next week! :)

24 September 2010

Love from Stephanie (Julu Jewelry)

I was one of the lucky winners from Stephanie of Julu Jewelry's giveaway. Stephanie makes really beautiful jewelries and I really adore her design, please check out her jewelry blog if you haven't. Here are the goodies that I got from her.

Korres Body Butter - Fig

N.Y.C. Liquid Lip Shine - Pink Sand

Smashbox Hybrid 2 in 1 Color & Shine Gloss - Marigold & Azalea

Smashbox Green Room Eyeshadow Quad - Bamboo &
Smashbox Green Room Bronzer - Deep Bronze

Swatches on arm.
The eyeshadow quad is pretty good, it goes on very smooth and fairly pigmented. So is the bronzer, and it has a hint of shimmer in it. I love these two Smashbox products!

Thank you Stephanie! :)

P.S.: Don't forget to enter Apothica $25 Gift Card Giveaway here

21 September 2010

Haul in September

I know September hasn't ended yet but I think I won't get anything yet until next month, so here are some stuffs that I purchased from my trip to Penang and Singapore.

Drugstore and Daiso stuffs.

Maybelline Long Lasting Gel Liner in Black
This is the only thing that I got from my Penang trip. I wasn't going to get this but when i saw it was 30% off, I just grabbed one as the review for this gel liner is pretty good. Haven't tried it yet.

My Beauty Diary Masks: Bird's Nest & Southern France Apricot
Got these masks 2 for SGD3.35, think it's not a really bad deal since I've ever paid for a higher price in the past. Haven't tried them yet.

Biore UV Perfect Face Milk SPF 50+ PA+++
I need a high SPF sunscreen and saw this sunscreen claims to have shine control properties so I decided to get one. I've tried it and I'm really impressed that it really does control excessive sebum and keep my face shine-free. Definitely a product that worth to try.

Biore Cleansing Oil Cotton Facial Sheets
I love this facial cleansing wipes, it's perfect for my lazy day and also great for travelling. Got this as a backups.

Daiso Nose Pack
I've read some reviews that this nose pack is better than The Face Shop White Mud Nose Pack and so much cheaper. Haven't tried it yet but you can read Evie's review and Macnunu's review.

Daiso Detergent for Puff and Sponge
I just knew I had to get one after reading Sizbelle's review about this sponge cleanser. I've tried it and it really cleans my sponge well. Here's the before and after pictures:
Before & After
It looks so much better, doesn't it? I'll definitely wash my sponges more often from now on!

Till next time! :)

P.S.: Don't forget to enter Apothica $25 Gift Card Giveaway here

19 September 2010

$25 Apothica Gift Card Giveaway


Apothica is an online beauty boutique, which carries the finest selection of skin care, body care, aromatherapy, and cosmetic products on the market today, including the most natural, organic products available.

One of my favorite makeup brand that is featured on is Too Faced Cosmetics. Apothica has a wide range of Too Faced Cosmetics products that you can choose from. Most of you probably have known that I have a thing with eyeshadow palette, and this eyeshadow palette has totally caught my eye:
This naked eye kit is a perfect on-the-go palette as it features 9 matte neutrals and soft shimmer eyeshadows along with 3 step-by-step instruction cards on how to get gorgeous looks out of the easy-to-pack palette. Being a neutral shade lover, I can totally see myself carrying this palette.

Want a chance to get this palette? Here's the chance! is offering $25 Gift Card to their website. To win the gift card please read the rules below.

Mandatory Entry:
  • Must be a FOLLOWER of this blog through Google Friend Connect.
  • Leave a comment below with a way for me to contact you if you win.

Extra Entries:
  • One entry for becoming a fan of Apothica on FaceBook.
  • One entry for following Apothica on Twitter.
  • Two entries to retweet about this giveaway.
  • Two entries to leave a comment about Apothica (especially the specified brand) in the comment section of this post.
  • Two entries for opting-in for Apothica Newsletter (found at the bottom of the website) 
  • Seven entries for a blog post about this giveaway with a link directed to one of the brand from
    1. Must have a minimum of 100 words and use a cosmetic brand that is linked to the Apothica brand page.
    2. For example, if you are going to highlight Too Faced brand, you would have to use the word “Too Faced” and link it to in your post.
Please list your entry(s) if you've done one or more of the extra entries in the comment section including your Facebook Name, Twitter Name, Re-Tweet, Email or Blog Post Link to have your entries counted.

This giveaway will end on October 9th, 2010 and open Internationally.
Winner will be chosen randomly.

Good luck!

Disclaimer: This giveaway is sponsored by

16 September 2010

Food Porn in Penang

Hi everyone! I'm back from my short trip to Penang, Malaysia. It's not really fun and I've already expected  that but I had so much food! Penang is known as a paradise for food lovers and it really is. The food is pretty good and very cheap. And yes, I've gained weight over this, le sigh... Long story short, here are most of the food that I had at Penang:

Please don't blame me for making you feel hungry!! :p

Till next time! :)

09 September 2010

Finished Products in August 2010

Skin Food Coffee Body Scrub
First thing first, this body scrub smells exactly like coffee! I almost wanted to taste it everytime I used it :D. I feel that it made my skin really smooth afterward and it didn't dry out my skin. But for this small tub of scrub, it can be quite expensive if you buy it outside Korea.

Etude House Lip & Eye Remover
I've been using this for almost a year and feel really glad that I've finally finished it. It's a pretty good eye makeup remover but it took quite an effort to remove some waterproof makeups. Check out my review on this remover here.

Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm
Finally I've finished this lipbalm! It took me months to go through this lipbalm. It's from Nic way back on last year. It feels and smells minty which I really love and I believe this lipbalm has made my lips chapped free, so thank you Nic! :D.

I'm going to Malaysia today! So as expected, I'll be offline for a few days. But I'll come back soon after my trip :D. Till next time!

05 September 2010

A Piece of Me... in September 2010

A game hosted by Shirley of Notes from the Toothfairy

This month....
I like: trips! Some of you may have already known about this, but I'm visiting Penang, Malaysia next week and Melbourne, Australia at the end of this month! I'm really excited! :D

I don't like: mosquitoes! They are everywhere and even in my room! I can't seem to get rid of them :(.

I want you to know: that I'm officially an Etsy addict! I can't stop browsing their stuffs nowadays and considering to get them too :D

I've planned: to reorganize my closet! It's in a mess right now and it's hard to find clothes that I want to wear.

I want to say to someone special: I miss thee!!

E.l.f. - Champagne
Got this nail polish from the lovely Lulu! It's a coral shade with a hint of shimmer in it. A very wearable shade and I've been wearing this shade for almost a month! It's already pretty opaque with just one coat but I applied two coats for a more even finish. The staying power is pretty good too, no chipping until the fourth day. I totally love this nail polish :D, thank you Lulu!

Till next time!

01 September 2010

Review: The Face Shop Herb Day Cleansing Emulsion - Green Tea

I can't believe it's already September now, time flies really fast. But I'm excited for this month as last month was uneventful for me :D. 
So, I'll start this month post with a review! I have been using this cleansing emulsion since few months ago and I'm on half way finishing it so I think it's time to do a review about it. 

Descriptions & Ingredients:
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Price: I don't remember how much it was when I bought it but I think it's around US$15

My Thought:
Of course the first thing that drew me to buy this cleanser is the Green Tea. I love green tea so much that everything with these two words will attract me :D. I'm using this as a face makeup remover. I usually press one or two pumps and apply it to the whole face, massage it then wipe it off with cotton pads. I think it cleanses my makeup well (I use separate makeup remover for eye) but after I wipe it off with cotton pads, I still need to cleanse my face with a facial cleanser cause it leaves a slightly greasy film on my skin. So it might be a little inconvenient as we have to double cleanse. The packaging is definitely a plus, I love everything that comes with a pump cause it's more hygienic and we can control the amount of the product that we want. 
In the past, I've never paid attention to the ingredient list of the product that I bought. But recently since I've finally understood about the importance of ingredients, I looked at the ingredient list of this cleansing emulsion and I was surprised that it has mineral oil as the second ingredient. I probably wouldn't buy it if I saw that in the first place. Although it doesn't break me out but mineral oil is a very comedogenic ingredient.
Just like the rest of The Face Shop products that I've tried, it has really nice scent, and this one, of course, has green tea scent :D. As for the texture, it has tiny green bits in it and they dissolve right after you massage them like shown in pic below.

- Removes makeup well
- Nice scent
- Hygienic packaging
- No breakout

- Needs double cleanse
- Contains mineral oil

Rating: 2.5/5
Repurchase: No, although it has more pros than the cons but the words mineral oil definitely a no for me.

Disclaimer: The product was purchased by me. I am not affiliated with the company I mentioned above. This is my honest opinion, product that works on me doesn't mean it works on you and vice versa.