Friday, 28 June 2013

Fashion Wish List

As we all know, shopping in Australia is generally expensive compared to the rest of the world. I have been lusting over some products but haven't had the chance to purchase. Hopefully I'll be able to grab my hands on them soon!

I'm sure many of you are familiar with these items already (or you can see the brand). I am so indecisive about which watch to get! Which watch is your favourite? I love MK watches but I think Marc by Marc Jacobs look better and are less common. As for the sandals, they are from Zara :)

Also, I'll be having another small giveaway for my Australian readers (sorry international readers!!) so keep an eye out for that too :) Enjoy your weekend lovelies!

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Beauty Wish List [Part 2]

Does anyone remember my 'crazy' wish list last month that was an overload of cuteness? Well now I finally compiled a bit of my list for part two featuring Western products. I most likely won't be spending as much since I still find Western brands expensive for my liking (and my mum will probably complain... there's not a single time when she's not).

Nars - Blush (Deep Throat & Orgasm) | Josie Maran - Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gatee | Illamasqua - Nail Varnish | Soap & Glory - Flake Away Body Polish | Benefit Cosmetics - Primping with the Stars | Fresh - Sugar Lip Treatment | Beauty Blender | Urban Decay - Naked Nail Set

YSL - Rouge Volupte | Maybelline - Color Sensational Vivids Lipcolor | Revlon - Lip Butter | Clinique - Chubby Stick Intense Moisturising Lip Colour Balm | Urban Decay - All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray | Essie - Nail Polish | NYX - Jumbo Eye Pencil | NYX - The Curve | NYX - Butt "Naked" Eyes

Anyone have any other recommendations as well? And any stores to look out for in LA and Toronto?

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Giveaway + I.C.O.N INDIA Haircare Range

Not too long ago Nick from Salon Cosmetics contacted me to try I.C.O.N.'s INDIA Hair-Yurvedics range that was recently launched in Australia. I've been trialling different shampoos and conditioners recently so I thought why not? It couldn't hurt to try and I was also intrigued by Jac's positive review. I've been using their products for about a week now and I must say I am really loving the products!

INDIA from I.C.O.N. captures the essence of health and beauty inside a product line that incorporates ancient practices with the restorative oils of Moringa to add luster and strength to hair; Argan to nourish and revitalize; and the fragrance of Amber to invoke past, present and future peace. 

Monday, 24 June 2013

Mini haul: W2Beauty

Not too long ago I made a mini haul on W2Beauty even though I know I shouldn't have since I am planning to do most of the shopping while overseas. Plus I purchased this when the AUD was starting to depreciate against the USD T_T... If you haven't heard of W2Beauty before or don't know what that is, you could read my post here to learn a bit more about them.

Date ordered: 04 / 06 / 13
Date despatched: 07 / 06 / 13
Date received: 19 / 06 / 13

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Mini haul: Aliexpress

A number of you may know that I had some doubts prior to purchasing from Aliexpress as there were a number of negative reviews on Google though I've read on Soompi that someone had a positive experience. Well, a couple of weeks ago I took the plunge and made a mini purchase to test it out. Thankfully my order arrived safe and sound and there was no dodgy business.

In short, Aliexpress is like Ebay and Taobao (Chinese version of Ebay, only available in China) based in China. The products are sold at wholesale prices though quite a number of them require you to purchase in bulk (since they're wholesalers) but you can also purchase individual items. All you have to do is check '1 piece only' in the search bar. Anyways, I will review the products I purchased first before going into further details!

Friday, 21 June 2013

Introducing: eFoxCity!

Hello pretty ladies! I am currently taking a break before my last exam on Monday as my last two accounting exams were so terrible that I want to cry waahhh... The good news is that I have a giveaway or two for my readers! Sadly it's only open to Australian residents but stay tuned for that ;)

Moving on... A couple of days ago I was approached contacted by Blair from eFoxCity to check out their website and do a little introductory post to share with you. As I am a lover of anything cheap and related to online shopping, I thought why not?

eFoxCity is an online fashion clothing wholesaler located in Shenzhen (China) and Hong Kong. They offer many items ranging from wedding dresses to menswear and even jewellery, all at wholesale prices! Unlike many China-based online fashion wholesalers I've shopped from, they also offer 'Western' inspired fashion in addition to Asian fashion. There was one point in time I was hooked onto purchasing from Asian wholesalers because of the dirt cheap prices and reasonable quality! I mean hey, you get what you pay for.

Monday, 17 June 2013

Violet Box, Bellabox, Lust Have It

Hey beauties! How are you all doing? Today all THREE of my subscription beauty boxes arrived and I just wanted to quickly post up what items I received. I didn't take any proper photos since I should be studying so I am using the ones I uploaded on Instagram - hope you don't mind.

First off, I will start with Violet Box.
Violet Box is a newly started beauty box subscription and debuted this month. They are a little pricier at $22.95 a month (quite an odd figure) plus free shipping so I am hoping they are able to deliver. Same concept as LHI and BB where you will receive 4-6 premium samples each month.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

300 followers on Bloglovin!

Hey ladies! I know I haven't been blogging much as of recently but I am currently trying to study for my exams over the next two weeks.

Anyways, I'd like to say thank you to everyone for your support! I just reached 300 followers on Bloglovin which is a big milestone for me. I know the numbers fluctuate and all but I can't believe it. Once my exams are finished I hope to write as many posts as I can before I head overseas! ^__^

Also I am sorry if I haven't been visiting your blog as well; I have a tonne of posts that I need to catch up on. Even if I don't comment, remember I may be a silent reader ;)

And a reminder that July is nearing meaning have to say byebye to Google Reader. Remember to follow me via Bloglovin if you haven't already!

In the meantime, here is a picture of my current nails hehe :)
I am using Etude House - Celeb Girl and Etude House - Sweet Recipe Ice Cream

Hope you're having a wonderful week. Adios amigos! Until next time ~

Friday, 7 June 2013

Rimmel London - Apocalips Lip Lacquer

I'm sure many of you, if not everyone, would have already read reviews and maybe grabbed yourself a couple of these lip lacquers by now. They were highly raved about in the blogosphere and I wanted to find out for myself what all the hype was about as well as compare to Australis' Pout Paste. I know Apocalips isn't readily available in Australia but I purchased mine from ASOS a while back for $7.50 each if anyone is interested! :)

Do these actually live up to the hype?

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Meet my new sponsor: W2Beauty

Hi ladies! Today I'd like to introduce to you my new sponsor W2Beauty. Some of you may have already heard about them through other bloggers but if you haven't then continue reading! I was approached by Alice, the owner of W2Beauty, on Facebook but I never saw her message until last week. I thought introducing W2Beauty to you ladies would be great since I know a number of you love Korean cosmetic (or maybe just me).

W2Beauty is a new online beauty store based in South Korea. They offer a wide selection of Korean beauty products from various. Oh, and when I say wide selection, I mean they offer over 9000+ products! Imagine how long that would take for you to navigate through all those goodies.

They provide a range of brands that aren’t readily available in Western countries such as Etude House, Tony Moly, Innisfree, Laneige, Skinfood, Banila Co, The Saem and Lioele. Even if they are available in your country, the prices would around be double the retail price.

Monday, 3 June 2013

May Empties

Can you believe it's June already? Last month I finished a small bunch of samples and I still have a number of sachet samples lying on my desk. I think it's a sign for me to cancel all my beauty subscriptions, stop online shopping, and simply finish all my full sized products first. Hopefully I can finish some full sized products this month *crosses fingers*

Here is the list of products I finished last month!

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Etude House - Dear My Deep Color & Party Nail Polish Swatches

Those who follow me on twitter would already know that my boyfriend bought me some Korean goodies that were on my wish list! Not only was I surprised that he bought six nail polishes but he also hand picked the colours himself :D

If you were wondering, here are the items he bought me:
Etude House: Wonder Pore Freshner | 6 x Etude House Nail Polish | Skinfood: Black Sugar Mask Wash Off Scrub
Complementary gifts: Etude House Nail Polish & Yogurt Peel Cleansing Foam
This week I also received those fake nail round wheel or whatever they're called from Ebay. I don't know why I didn't buy these earlier because they make life so much easier for swatching nail polish.

So here are the swatches! :D