Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Candysan Haul

A while back I was reading Elisa's Candysan haul and I was very eager to place an order after reading her post. During my spare time or when I have nothing to do, I have the tendency to find food to eat or snack or something even if I'm not hungry. Are you guilty of snacking for no reason as well? I am so happy to have discovered Candysan because (1) they sell Kracie's DIY candy - Youtube RRcherrypie if you don't know what I'm talking about, (2) the prices are very reasonable, and (3) who could resist Japanese snacks?

Date ordered: 24 / 06 / 13
Date despatched: 25 / 06 / 13
Date received: 09 / 07 / 13

I didn't have the opportunity to write about this haul since my parcel arrived while I was overseas. All my items were nicely packaged in quite a big cardboard box with some scrunched up paper for protection I guess.

Now to show you all the yummy snacks I bought! ^^

Monday, 29 July 2013

Beauty Haul + Winner of Giveaway

Hello hello!! After two very long posts about my trip, I am very excited to share with you all the goodies I purchased and received while I was overseas. I'm not sure whether to do another post for the fashion-related goods since there aren't as many things and not as interesting? I will also be announcing the winner of the ICON India Trio pack giveaway at the end of this post so stay tuned!

WARNING: Picture heavy post!!

Fresh - Sugar Kisses Mini Lip Trio | Beauty Blender | Josie Maran - Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gatee | Urban Decay - All Nigher Makeup Setting Spray | Benefit - Primping with the Stars | Nars - Orgasm | Nars - Deep Throat

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Travel Diary [Part 2]

Hello my lovelies! I have been meaning to write up the second part of my trip but I have been extremely unmotivated as I'm still in my holiday mode. I haven't blogged for three weeks so I guess I am a bit out of my funk. Also since I am in my second last year of uni I've been stressing a lot more since I have no experience in my field of study and also currently unemployed. What does a person have to do around here when every single job requires experience? Anyways, moving on...

Toronto was the next destination after my very short stay in LA and it was only a 4 hour plane ride away. A couple of my friends were telling me that Toronto was really nice so I was more excited for it and plus I haven't seen my uncle for over ten years. I was lucky enough to experience beautiful sunny weather as there were some flooding and power outages the day before I arrived. I stayed with my aunty in her really nice three storey townhouse (technically four if you include basement) situated in Markham, which I find to be quite an Asian area and very convenient as Tim Hortons was down the road!

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Travel Diary [Part 1]

For today's post I wanted to share you lovely people a recount of my vacation as it was my first time travelling to America and Canada! I always enjoy looking at photos people take when they're overseas and listening to the highlights of their trip; it makes me wish I could be there too to experience it all. I didn't take as many photos as I would have liked since I was simply too lazy to fish out my camera every single time and wasn't bothered holding it (yes I'm that lazy).

The first stop of my trip was Guangzhou, China where I stayed at my aunt's place for two days. If you ever plan or have been to Guangzhou before, be sure to visit her restaurant! It's called Tiger Prawn Vietnamese Restaurant / 大头虾 (Google for reviews!) and deemed to be the best Vietnamese restaurant in Guangzhou and trust me when I say there are always people waiting outside both restaurants (there are two!) during lunch and dinner every single day rain, hail or shine. She recently opened a new restaurant as well selling Japanese and Western cuisine. The ramen is as nice as Ippudo since she partnered with someone who used to work there.

Coconut rice with seafood | Pork cutlet ramen | Baked rice with cheese and seafood | Chocolate waffles

Monday, 22 July 2013

Update + Clearasil giveaway winners!

Sunset in Las Vegas
Hey lovelies! I am finally back from overseas and I have been busy unpacking and sorting out my makeup as I bought quite a lot (to me anyways) and have no where to put them. On top of that I also received my beauty boxes so that's even more products. As of today I am definitely going on a spending ban as I have so many unused products.

Also, sorry if you think I've abandoned your blog! :( I really haven't forgotten about anyone; I had limited internet access and literally did not have the time to do any reading when I did. Hopefully I am able to catch up on most of your posts by the end of this week in addition to replying to all your comments! Over the next couple of days / weeks, I will be sharing with you my purchases / gifts while I was away, what I received in my beauty boxes and my Candysan haul! Uni is also starting again next week so I will be quite disorganised with my posts so please bare with me.

Anyways today I would like to announce the winners of my Clearasil giveaway! There weren't that many entries as it was open to Australians only and the majority of my readers are international, so (nearly) everyone who entered is a winner! I will be sending emails out soon so please respond within 24hrs to claim your prize :)

Jac (Matilly Rose)
Sandy (Yoonyee)
Anna (Alpaca)
Natalie (Cat)

Hope you're all having a wonderful start to the week and see you all in my next post ;)

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Holika Holika - Baby Silky Foot One Shot Peeling

So I know many of you are very curious as to how effective this product is! :P I've finally used it and here are the results after a week.

The baby silky foot one shot peeling is a foot mask that aims to remove the dead and thick skin on your feet to create baby silky smooth feet. The peeling process lasts for around seven days, so after one week of ugly peeling feet you will have smooth feet!

Thursday, 18 July 2013

NOTD: Floral Nails

Before my trip overseas I really wanted to paint my nails with a floral design using pastel colours as it's currently summer in the countries I visited. You can never go wrong with florals and pastels together, and it looks like a difficult design to recreate on the nails.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Skinfood - Black Sugar Mask Wash Off

The Black Sugar Mask is one of Skinfood's popular products or best sellers. It has been around for quite a while now so I'm sure a number of you may have heard or read reviews about this already. If you haven't, well keep reading!

I've been really curious about why this face mask is so popular and wanted to try it out. While my friend was overseas, he purchased this for me as it was on my wish list :D I have been in love with this face mask since the first time I used it.

Enriched with minerals and vitamins, this face scrub effectively exfoliates dead skin that prevents makeup application, while revitalising skin to promote smooth and glowing skin.

Friday, 12 July 2013

China Glaze - Fast Freeze Quick Dry Top Coat

Hey ladies, how are you today? Hope all is well! :) Just a reminder that my two giveaways will be ending in around two weeks! If you haven't already, please enter the giveaway - doesn't hurt to try win something. Links are on the sidebar~

Anyways, today I wanted to share with you the current top coat I am currently using. I swear by Seche Vite for a fast drying top coat but I wanted to try something else in the market to see if there was a better alternative. I've been using the China Glaze Fast Freeze Quick Dry top coat for a couple of months now and I'm not too impressed sadly.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Colours of the Rainbow Tag

Today I have fun tag to complete thanks to Renu. The rainbow beauty tag involves you finding various beauty products in your collection representing the colours of the rainbow (the product itself, not the packaging). This is going to be quite a challenge since I am not a very colourful person... and I'm going to cheat and base it on packaging and some actual products hahaha :x


Saturday, 6 July 2013

Born Pretty Store - Holographic Nail Polish

Born Pretty Store recently launched their new Holo Polish range and were hosting a giveaway for 200 lucky people and I was lucky enough to be selected! I was able to select the colour I wanted and I am super happy with what I received.

How gorgeous does this look? I opted for #11 (they don't have names) since purple is my favourite colour.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

June Empties

Oh dearrr, we are more than half way through the year! Unfortunately this month I didn't end up using as many products or samples as the previous months, mainly because I didn't go out for half the month and stayed at home studying. I'm guessing I won't have a July empties post either as I'd rather not waste space in my luggage on empty products LOL.

As I am writing this before my trip, by the time you read this I would probably be asleep in China right now. I'm not sure whether I will have internet access on my trip to post updates... But if I can, look out for my instagram and twitter! :)

Now lets get into a bit more detail about each product.

Monday, 1 July 2013

Clearasil - Vitamins & Extracts Daily Clear Wash and Mask + Giveaway [CLOSED]

Product Talk by Nuffnang

Clearasil has recently launched their new Vitamins & Extracts range in Australia and I am excited to share with you my thoughts of their Daily Clear Wash and Mask thanks to Nuffnang!

The Vitamins & Extracts range contains less salicylic acid compared to other Clearasil products  making it more mild. The new range aims to improve the condition of your skin through Avocado and Pomegranate Extracts in their new formula, which helps the skin looking and feeling healthy, as well as Vitamin E and glycerine to help nourish and hydrate the skin.

The great thing about the Daily Clear Wash and Mask is how one product can double up as a cleanser in your regular skincare routine or as a mask if you leave it on for three minutes. Also, I am absolutely loving the smell of this as it's very fruity, refreshing and not overpowering either! I could smell it all day if I could.

Fun fact: In a trial conducted by Clearasil, over 74% of people said they loved the way the Daily Clear Vitamins & Extracts products made the skin look and feel; with 71% claiming that it made their skin feel clearer and healthier (results of 135 users in beautyheaven blind test Australia, 2012).