Monday, 27 February 2012

A Week Through Instagram #5

My latest £1 find in my local Poundland!
New Cherry Blossom Mug.
My Hong Kong snacks that I have saved XD
Addicted to Sims Freeplay.
Love love love this Louis Vuitton ad.
Crunchy Nut Cornlflakes.
The beautiful sunset I managed to capture on the way home.
Went to Wagamama with the bestie last night. 
Miso Soup.
Chilli Squid.
Yaki Udons.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Les Tendres de Chanel: Les Roses.

Les Tendres de Chanel in Les Roses.

I picked this lovely highlighter and blush on my flight back from Hong Kong last October, I've only just taken it out of the packaging and started using a few days ago...
This powder is however only an inflight exclusive for Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines as far as I know.

Les Roses & Chanel Soleil de Chanel in Bronze Rose

Beside the shades it is the same format as the Chanel Bronzers from last summer's collection.

Swatched from top to bottom and then swirled together.
Taken with iPhone.

Chanel Poudre Tissee in Brompton Road & Les Roses.

I swatched it next to Brompton Road as the shade reminded me of the other gorgeous exclusive. It is indeed very similar in shade, Les Roses is only slightly warmer in pink. However with the different stripes in Les Roses, I'm sure we could get the exact shade as Brompton Road.

Taken with iPhone.

Brompton Road is still available on the US Chanel website if you are looking for something similar, although the price is $80!

Quick iPhone pic with Les Roses on. I swirled my brush along all four shades and top it up with a little more of the coral pink (last shade).

I got this inflight from Cathay Pacific for HK$420, about £34 with the current exchange rate.

Monday, 20 February 2012

A Week Through Instagram #4

My lock screen and home screen.
Cinnamon Swirl.
New red additions to my wardrobe. Jumper: Gmarket, bag: H&M.
FOTD for most of the week :D
The make-up I used for the FOTD.
Pain au Chocolat.
Pho! Nomnomnom!!
Hello Kitty good luck charms (Thank you Yumeko!!) The golden nugget is for fortune, the lion dance fights of evil hence Hello Kitty in the costume (Thank you to Yumeko again for the translation).

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Mini G-Market Haul.

My last G-Market order was nearly a year ago, it takes a lot of patience and time to explore the masses of items on that site that I couldn't be bothered anymore lol. But the credit in my account was crying to be spent.
Check out my previous posts for more information on gmarket for those who don't know what it is.

After my recent visits to the website, I find that G-Market is a little more easily to navigate for international users.
There is a little translate button next to each listing so you can get a idea of what the listing has.
On some listings. if there is a item you want that comes in various colours; you can click on the item image which then opens up another page, on that separate page there's usually pictures of each colour option and the colour in Korean for you to find on the drop list in the listing.

So for example:
I want this jumper in red.
I click on the pic and these helpful options come up on another page...

All you then have to do is find the item on the drop down menu of the original listing (first one for this particular jumper).
All photo credit from this seller.

Onto my little haul:

Etude House Any Mist 21. From this seller: 에뛰드하우스.
I gave this a google and read that it was really good for dry skin, worth a try!

I hope it's not messy to apply.

Red Jumper. Seller: 설렌다.
The same one from the above example. Red! Hope it will bring me some luck :)
It's so lovely and thick, it's a oversize fit which I love!
They also gave me some hairbands as freebies and a little thank's you :D

Khaki Jacket. Seller: 러블리치.
 (S17루크(양털) : 카키) << what to look for in drop down menu. I wanted a new jacket and this one looked so warm online with it's wool lining.

 It's quite thin but I think with the wool lining it will be be warm enough, will have to test this out!

All three sellers shipped off the items in record time and my parcel was shipped quickly from G-Market's warehouse, there was a small delay in receiving this haul as customs caught me. With G-Market, it is really hit and miss with whether customs will retain your package and hit you with charges. Out of the many orders I have made with them, I've had to pay the charges twice.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Secret Valentine!

After a successful and fun Secret Santa Exchange at the end of last year, Sheila decided to organise a small Secret Valentine one this year. 
I received my Secret Valentine package last week and had hid it away to refrain myself from opening it.

I had no idea who my Secret Valentine at all, especially as they signed it was S.Valentine too. 

And to my surprise, when I opened the package and read the card it was from Kathy! You are so sneaky! :P She used another return address so I wouldn't know who it was from lol.

Kathy sent me two items which was on my Elfster wishlist, the two blushes 

Sonia Kashuk Multipurpose Blush/Powder Brush & Sonia Kashuk Pointed Foundation Brush.
I already have that multi-purpose brush with the pretty handle that I got from Kathy's blogsale a while back. I'm glad she sent me another one, I love flat top brushes! And pointy foundation brushes too!

Sonia Kashuk Super Sheer Liquid Tint in Peony & MAC Blush in Azalea Blossom.

I remember reading somewhere that the tint was similar to the new YSL Volie de Blushes, so excited to try this. And eee yay another purple blush! :D

Vday card and a Strawberry lipbalm (?) from NYX.
Sephora Mini Shopping Bag Make Up Palette.
This is such a cute little palette! Kathy also included this palette which she said was supposed to be in the previous package she sent to me:

Thank you so so much Kathy!! I LOVE everything! 

Sunday, 12 February 2012

A Week Through Instagram #3

My Spring MU splurge, Guerlain Cruel Gardenia.
The moon :)
Which one is your fav? I'll have all three ;P
A lamp table I grabbed at work which was reduced to 89p!!

The snow made a sneaky momentary appearance on Thursday night.
Rice noodles for dinner.
On my way to work in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Illamasqua Powder Blush in Morale.

Jian gifted me with this gorgeous blush for my birthday a few months back. Although it arrived in the post totally crumbled and in a milled form, it still works to it's true beauty. And in all honesty, now it is all loose I can get more uses out of it lol.
It now lives in a lovely sifter pot, which Jian also provided! :)

I absolutely love purple blushes and Morale is one of the best in my stash!

It's a beautiful light violet shade with gold shimmer.

Thank you so much again Jian!!

Oh I've also got a guest post on Yasumi's blog, do check it out if you want to see my Instax photos from my Hong Kong trip.

Monday, 6 February 2012

A Week Through Instagram #2

January's GlossyBox arrived on Monday!
Taro Tapioca.
The perfect bath remedy for these bitter cold days.
Lots of mini Bath and Bodyworks hand sanitizers from May!
My Lipbutters.
Jaffa Cakes are yummo!
There's a piece of popcorn in my Popcorn teabag XD
MBMJ Turnlock studs <3
The weather got colder and colder...
My mittens on strings matches my coat :)
Secret Valentine package arrived!
Eeek snow!! (Which is now melting very quickly :P)

Friday, 3 February 2012

Revlon Lip Butters.

Revlon Lip Butter doesn't hit our shelves until sometime next month (it seems we are one of the last! lol). We've been hearing a lot of raves about these tinted lipbalms or even creamy lipsticks, as some are so pigmented, in the blogging world.
And I can see why, for a pretty affordable price the Lip Butters are pretty darn amazing.
Creamy, moisturising, pigmented, what more could you ask for?
Thanks to some wonderful friends I was able to try a few out.

Cupcake, Tutti Fruitti, Lollipop, Sugar Plum,  Sweet Tart.

Cupcake, Tutti Fruitti, Lollipop, Sugar Plum, Sweet Tart.

Flash: Cupcake, Tutti Fruitti, Lollipop, Sugar Plum, Sweet Tart.
Tutti Fruitti.
Sugar Plum.
Sweet Tart.

Thank you Tiffany, Justine, Eva and May!! <3

To those who are lucky enough to try them out, what ones do you have?
Those who are waiting for them next month, what shades are you eyeing?