Saturday, 31 August 2013

Clarins - Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector

After my 'Top 5 Favourite Lip Products' tag, a couple of you requested an in-depth review of the Clarins lip perfectors as I raved about how much I love these. When I hear the words "lip gloss", I associate the term with the words thick, sticky, and unnatural. And yet when I randomly decided to give these a go, none of those words associated with this lip gloss and I was in love. This product also goes by the name 'Eclat Minute' and I believe that is in French.

"A softly textured lip gel with a deliciously sweet scent and 3D shimmer. Experience the lusciously smooth, shiny and fuller lips you've always dreamed of. Sheer, but shaded enough to wear alone or complement your favourite lip shade."

How tempting does the description sound?

Thursday, 29 August 2013

August Violet Box

By now everyone would have received their boxes already but it would still be nice to share with you what was in this month's Violet Box! August will be the last month of my three-month subscription with Violet Box and I don't plan on resubscribing any time soon for financial reasons. However I have been thoroughly impressed with the content over the these three months! If you are interested in subscribing, each month is $22.95 and you will receive 4-6 deluxe sample size items :)

I didn't feature last month's box as I was overseas so I did receive it a bit late. It was a wonderful box and this month is no exception. Find out what I received in this month's box! :)

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

HAIR 2 GO & Giveaway!

Hey ladies! Today I have another website to introduce to everyone and I believe you will love it if you are all about hair products. If you remember my ICON India Haircare range post, you can now purchase them from HAIR 2 GO if you're interested in trying them :D

Now a little background about the company...

HAIR 2 GO is a Melbourne based company offering the latest haircare and beauty prices at one of the lowest, unbeatable prices on the market. They actually have five stores open, two which are located in Melbourne CBD, offering professional hair and beauty services so if you're from Melbourne or plan to go there, maybe you can go check them out! :) HAIR 2 GO recently opened their online store which is a fantastic way for those who can't readily purchase the products they have to offer.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Holika Holika - Silky Baby Foot Mask Sheet

When I was in Toronto I was super excited to see actual Korean store brands such as Holika Holika or Tony Moly. I didn't want to buy much because I was planning to go crazy in Hong Kong so on a whim I ended up purchasing the Silky Baby Foot Mask Sheet. This is not the peel-off foot mask, but simply softens and moisturises the foot. I didn't really take note of that when I purchased it as I thought it was maybe a better version of the peel off foot mask.

Quick and easy moisturising foot mask sheet, in a sock form. Multiple flower and vegetable ingredients nourish the feet, which softens them from the inside out. Your feet will feel refreshened and moisturised after one use!

How successful was I with this version of Holika Holika's foot mask sheet?

Sunday, 25 August 2013

TAG: My Top 5 Favourite Lip Products

Before I went a bit MIA I was tagged by the lovely Renu from My Beauty Junction to do this tag. If you aren't following her already, I highly recommend you do because she posts some amazing content and is a great supporter & friend! This tag really got me thinking because I don't really have any favourite lip products in particular... or rather, I don't know and never thought about it! Normally I use whichever lip product I can find and only when I remember (which is rarely ever). To be honest, my collection of lip products isn't all that big so I don't have much to choose from which made it a bit hard!

So what are my top five favourite lip products? (in no particular order)

Friday, 23 August 2013 & Eastbay haul

Have you ever wanted to purchase something online only to find out they only ship within USA & America, or if they did ship internationally the fees would be unjustifiable? I experience this way too often however discovering PriceUSA has made life easier! This is my first time placing an order through PriceUSA whereas other times I've used HopShopGo but I found their service and shipping fees to be outrageous.

For those who haven't heard of PriceUSA, they were an Australian based company helping many Australians, as well as international customers, place orders on American websites on your behalf and ships your order to you at no extra cost i.e. no extra service costs but there are optional inspection fees etc. If you don't understand what I mean (since I'm terrible at explaining) I will go through the process of how I placed my order.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

August Lust Have It - Celebration

The second beauty box to arrive this month is Lust Have It, celebrating their second anniversary of starting the company. August also means that my annual subscription to Lust Have It ends so I won't be receiving anymore boxes as I don't plan on resubscribing. That being said, I did sign up to their new Fashion & Beauty (FaB) box at $35 per month to be launched in September! I had a hard time contemplating but I knew I would be kicking myself when I read other people's reviews.

I was very excited with the content of this month's box while reading the product card. Have a look at what I received this month! :)

Friday, 16 August 2013

August Bellabox - Get Active!

Last month I didn't review any of my July beauty subscription boxes as I thought it was already quite late into the month and I was quite busy. I still haven't had a proper chance to even look at what I received even now because I have so much clutter! I think this is a sign for me to cancel my subscriptions for now because I simply don't end up using everything and it's sort of a waste...

Anyways, this month's theme for Bellabox is all about getting active! I was very excited about the theme as I recently joined the gym so I was hoping there would be something relevant?

Photo of this month's product card
Wondering what I received for this month's box?

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Nail polish swatches: Essie, OPI Etude House & Tony Moly!

I feel absolutely terrible for not having blogged in over a week and I hope I haven't been forgotten about :( How have you wonderful ladies been? The main reasons for my disappearance would be due to uni (poor excuse) and getting caught up with Fashion King, a random Kdrama that I decided to watch. Initially I enjoyed watching it due to the fashion design storyline but like all Kdramas it got too cliche - girl loves boy, boy likes girl, second boy likes girl, second girl gets jealous... and the cycle continues for a couple of episodes. The final episode was also a terrible way to end the show and it left me utterly confused. Has anyone else watched Fashion King before, and please recommend me some nice recent shows to watch!

For the past week I have actually been meaning to post up swatches of the nail polishes from my beauty haul. I had all my bottles out, all the swatches done but I never got around to taking photos even though I would say to myself "I'll do it tomorrow, I'll do it tomorrow...". Does that happen to you as well or am I simply that lazy? Well regardless, here I am to finally share them with you! :D


Monday, 5 August 2013

Hi ladies, long time no see :D I hope you've all been good. If you follow me on Twitter you would know that I recently joined the gym! Since I'm naturally very skinny and underweight, I wanted to tone my muscles to appear healthier but it's also an excellent way to keep fit. I guess I haven't been motivated as much since going to the gym as my muscles have been aching a lot after each session and all I want to do is lie in bed (goes to show how unfit I am)! Does anyone here also go gym or do some other exercise to keep fit?

Anyways, a bit over a month ago I was contacted by Chinabuye to write a review. I have to admit I was a bit skeptical because I couldn't find many positive reviews however as of recently there are more positive reviews so I am guessing they are striving for a good reputation. I can guarantee you that Chinabuye is a legitimate website though there is always a risk when purchasing online.

Chinabuye is very similar to Aliexpress in that they are a Chinese online retailer offering products at cheap, wholesale prices. My impression is that their main focus is on electronic gadgets and devices but they do offer women and men's clothing, hair accessories, jewellery, and more. Chinabuye also offers free worldwide shipping via Hong Kong Post Airmail unless you opt for an alternative option.

In today's post I am mainly reviewing the dress I received thanks to Jane from Chinabuye :)

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Etude House - Wonder Pore Freshner

The Etude House's Wonder Pore Freshner is a 7 in 1 toner and has been somewhat popular over the past few months. I have been using this toner for a while now and I am loving it so far. Also the product tagline is super cute - "I'm the Wonder Woman for your pores". My friend bought this for me when he went overseas a while back since it was on my wish list.

This 7 in 1 total pore solution claims to:
  • Maintain pH 4.5 ± 1
  • Refine the skin tones
  • Keep the elasticity of pores
  • Deep cleanse pores
  • Minimise appearance of pores
  • Control a large amount of the sebum
  • Moisturise inside and outside of skin