Monday, August 30, 2010

114: Mini Lush haul and NOTD

Hi Girls

I just wanted to share another little Lush haul (accumulated from 2 visits to Lush) and my NOTD. Hope you guys like it :)

I'm loving Lush so much these days! I take Lush baths every Friday and Saturday night :D Here are some things my boyfriend got me and also some things I bought while I went shopping with Julia last Thursday..

yay :)

Strawberry Feels Massage Bar. OMGBBQ this is so nice! Julia and I both got one each. It smells like strawberries and is quite moisturizing. But it's actually too big to fit into the massage bar tins :(

Soft Coeur Massage Bar. I think this one smells like a super sweet version of Honey I Washed The Kids! I love this one too it's super moisturizing and 'buttery'. YUMMY! (yes that's real chocolate!)

Shimmy Shimmy Massage Bar. I haven't tried this one out yet but I liked the subtle vanilla smell and the sparkles! So much sparkles :D

Julia and I ended up buying 4 Massage Bars in total to I got 2 free tins. The QVB store was out of the Massage Bar tins so they ended up giving me the Body Butter tins instead. I was super happy since I like to use the Body Butter tins a lot more and they're easier to store.

I hopped in to Lush with my boyfriend 2 weeks ago when I recieved an email saying that the Limited Edition Springtime bath ballistics were in stores. They have 3 'flower' bath bombs to choose from and I wanted to get all 3 when I saw the email but after smelling them all I thought Still Life had the best scent. So I only got that one. It's very citrus-y and so pretty :)

This is what I'm using now for my hair. After moving to Australia I've developed a really dry forhead/scalp. I've tried so many different conditioners and creams but nothing has really cured it. I got a sample of Daddy-O Shampoo with my last Lush haul and I loved it! It smells like violets and is very lovely to use. My boyfriend like the smell of the shampoo and bought me the big bottle! (I kinda made him) :) While I was picking out my shampoo the girl at Lush in Chatswood was super helpful and gave me a free sample of the Conditioner she liked to use. She gave me a bit of American Cream and OMG I'm totally hooked. It's very moisturizing but doesn't weigh your hair down. I loved it so much I bought a big bottle of it last Thursday while I was shopping with Julia. It's actually my fault that we ended up getting so many things at Lush. All because of American Cream..

This was my NOTD (more like nail of the weekend)

I used 3 coats of OPI's Hey! Get In Lime! and 3 coats of China Glaze's Something Sweet

This is what it looks like when I added 1 coat of China Glaze's Fairy Dust (I love that polish!)

I hope you guys enjoyed my little post. Talk to you all soon!

PS. To my readers in Australia. I'm attending the Beauty Expo again this year on September 4th, 2010 and I was just wondering if there's anything you'd like me to buy for you? Just so you know this Expo is only open to people within the beauty industry and all the products sold there are sold for trade prices. Last year when I went I picked up a huuuge haul and I would've easily spent $700 for everything (since everything in Australia is so expensive) but in the end after 4 full bags of products I think I ended up spending around $350-$400? If any of you Aussie girls would like me to get you anything from the expo please either leave me a comment on this post or send me an email. I will comment or email back to you for confirmation. For a list of the exhibitors at this years expo please visit:


Sunday, August 29, 2010

113: Colourful leopard mani

Hi Everyone :)

I just wanted to share a super quick post. I did this for a party I went to 2 weeks ago and I even got a few compliments that night *blushes* This is just a fun mani and you can definitely play around with the colours to create your favourite look. I used China Glaze's Lemon Fizz and Flying Dragon and outlined the spots with LA Color Art Deco Nail Art Lacquer in Black. I hope you guys like it!

I'll be back soon with a mini Lush haul :)


Friday, August 27, 2010


Hi Girls!

*Thanks to those who shared their opinions in my last post. I really appreciate your comments*

I met up with my friend Julia (who I haven't seen in a million years) and we had the best time just shopping and catching up on Thursday (Thursday is Sydney's shopping day where all the shops are opened until 9:00pm) I met her at QVB when I finished work and she surprised me with CHANEL!!! That crazy girl. I was so excited and I guessed what was in the pretty package right away haha. Julia got me 2 Limited Edition colours. Chanel's Storm and Chanel's Steel. OMG these 2 colours are so pretty! I definitely preferred Storm over Steel at first but after testing them out.. I LOVE THEM BOTH. Can you guys tell that I'm super excited? Julia told me that these 2 colours were only supposed to be released as Limited Edition colours for the SOHO Chanel store in NYC. And they haven't even been released in NYC yet! But for some crazy reason they were selling it at the Chanel cosmetics counter in Sydney. I tried them out tonight and I love it. These were both 2 coaters with a very smooth application :)

The pictures below were taken with flash..

I luuurve you Julia!

See you guys soon :)


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

111: Please read

Hi Everybody

I wanted to post a fun nail art entry today but the events of the Hostages in Philippines has completely ruined my spirits. Some of you might know that a couple of days ago an ex-police officer in Manila hijacked a Hong Kong tour bus and shot dead 8 Hong Kong tourists. I cried at work when I read the news on CNN. Not because they were Chinese or anything but just the pure stupidity of how Philippine officials handled the situation. If it were any other race/nationality/country I would still feel the same. It just feels like 8 innocent paying lives were sacrificed. All I keep thinking about were the brave people on that bus. Some who died trying to subdue the gunman and the children who now have become orphans. We gathered at work today and spent a few minutes in silence for the wives who've lost their husbands and children, for the grandparents who've lost their children and grandchildren and for the children who've lost their parents. Let us all hope that those who failed on the innocent lives will get what they deserve.

PS. I really didn't want to talk about this because it just makes me completely disgusted but there are photos going around the internet taken the day after the shooting of Filipino schoolgirls and even police posing and smiling in front of the bullet hailed bus.

What can I say or even feel about that? It's not worth it to waste my time on rat bastards who show no sympathy for the dead. It took you 10 hours to settle the hostage situation. 8 dead. You're really proud of that aren't you? Whatever. They're garbage.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

110: Sweet nail art

Hilo :)

I have a little mani to share with you all. I cheated this time and used decorative stickers I bought from my last vacation to Hong Kong. I used 3 coats of China Glaze's White-Kwik-Silver (this is such a pretty polish) and added the little stickers for a sweeter look.

This is just the colour without the stickers.

I used this 'Fruits & Sweet 3D Rubber Art' :)


Hope you guys like it!


Friday, August 13, 2010

109: My first Lush haul

Hello Friends :)

I just wanted to share a big mistake I made earlier this week. Yes it was a Lush haul. A totally UNnecessary Lush haul.

I'm quite a late bloomer when it comes to makeup and Lush but a week ago I finally visited the Lush store here in Chatswood and picked up a 500g bottle of Happy Hippy Shower Gel (I LOVE THE SMELL) and a 100g bar of Honey I Washed The Kids soap.

Usually when I pass by Lush I would get really annoyed with the mixture of smells so honestly I have no idea how I ended up buying their products!

Since it was my first time the very happy/helpful salesgirl gave me 2 free samples (so sweet). She gave me a 30g bar of Sexy Peel soap and a sample size cup of Flying Fox Shower Gel. I hated Flying Fox. I wanted to give it to my friend but then I thought that would be really mean because it smelled so bad. Little did I know it would become one of my favourites! I used half of the sample cup last night and I loved it. I couldn't stop smelling my skin. It's just smells so.. different (good different). I loved my Lush products so much that I gave my coworker my Sexy Peel soap sample. She said that she really liked it and that it smells like lemonade :)

So on Tuesday night I went to the Lush website to see what other products they had since I heard a lot of youtubers rave about the bath ballistics. Much to my surprise they had just started a new promotion.

*Buy $80 worth of Lush products and receive your choice of bath product (bath ballistic, bubble bar, or massage bar) for FREE!*

Immediately I thought to myself OMG HOW LUCKY am I to have seen this promotion while it was still valid!!! I'm such a sucker for this kind of stuff. Anything that's for free.. I just want it all! So there I was naively choosing my $80 worth of products and being all happy and giddy about the great deal that I totally forgot to add in the shipping charges. I ended up buying just over $80.. $80.20 to be exact and decided to choose the most expensive *FREE* item there was - The Comforter bubble bar at $10.50. It wasn't until after checkout that I had realized that shipping was going to cost me $9. If we work out the math I ended up only getting $1.50 worth of free products :(((((

Well boo-hoos aside I still really love my little Lush haul. I placed the order on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning and I received my package Thursday early in the morning at 7:40am to be exact (I chucked a sickie that day because I had a feeling that my packages would be arriving - how gay am i - i need help) It felt like Christmas time in August and I was so happy with all the things I got!

Here is my little Lush package all wrapped up :)

I love how they recycled the Newsletter used it as packing 'stuffing'!


These were my FREEBIES! (My free gift - The Comforter and they gave me a free sample of Daddy O Liquid Shampoo - this is soo good I used it together with Flying Fox and the scents.. OMG SO GOOD)

Look at how big the bubble bar is (it's huge!)

Rockstar Soap (I took it out of the Lush paper and wrapped it in saran wrap. I don't like to keep them in the Lush bags cause they soak up a lot of the oils.

Body Butter tins. I really loved these tins but the Body butters didn't interest me at all so I ended up just getting the tins for around $5 each. (If you buy 2 Body Butters Lush will give you a tin for free!)

Flosty Gritter and Sunny Side Bubble Bars :)

Here's what they look like! SO MUCH GLITTER :D

Bath Ballistics. I chose a Butterball and 2 Ickle Baby Bots. I got the Butterball because it was the most popular bath bomb and it smells like Honey I Washed The Kids. I got the 2 Ickle Baby Bots because honestly I just wanted something cheap to get my $80 and I think these were $3.50 each.

Look at his little robot face! :)

The last 2 products I got were fragrances. I chose the Candy Fluff Body Powder and Honey I Washed The Kids Solid Perfume. I love these scents so much I want to eat it!

As you guys can probably guess from my tone I was indeed very happy with my little Lush haul. There's still so much more I want to try but I'll do my best to control myself and only buy more when I finish these :)

Another package I got on Thursday morning was my Victoria's Secret order. I actually ordered UGG boots for my mom and I found that Victoria's Secret had the best international shipping rate. My package came with a Victoria's Secret catalogue with Australian model Miranda Kerr on the cover :) My mom has wanted her own UGG boots since the beginning of Australian Winter and I promised that I would get her a pair. Along with the boots I also got 5 pairs of PINK undies (5 for $35) and a PINK Spa Wrap. During the time of my order PINK was offering a FREEBIE too!

*Buy any PINK item and receive a free PINK Me Up Shine On Lip Gloss* These glosses are usually 1 for $7 or 3 for $15. I got the Pink Lemonade colour.

PS. I didn't even get to play with my KATE eyeshadow for a week and my boyfriend broke a piece of it (far left). He reached for his face cream and pushed my eyeshadow off the ledge :(((

That's it for now! Sorry for boring you guys with all my words.. :/


Saturday, August 7, 2010

108: Japanese makeup (mini) haul

Hi Lovlies!!!!!

Gosh I missed you guys so much! I missed writing in this blog. I'm so sorry to have abandoned this blog for such a long time but I live in Australia and here in Australia we don't have the luxury of super fast UNLIMITED internet access. There's always a limit and we ALWAYS get capped. My internet has been so slow lately because our modem is #%$@!& so we're looking in to getting a brand new one soon. I wanted to post a nail entry today but I'm going to re-do the look I did today because I feel like I could've done better. Instead I wanted to show you guys my new babies. They arrived from Japan a few days ago. I'M SO EXCITED :)

Group Shot!

This is the Shiseido Maquillage Face Creator (3D) in number 66. When I purchased this blush I mistakenly bought only the refil and not the WHOLE item (case+blush+brush combo). I'll post a picture of the case+brush when I get it.

This is the KATE Gradical Eyes palette in GY-1. This palette even comes with a nice eye base (far right). I thought this was going to be a greyish (smokey) colour but it just looks like dark brown to me.

This is the KATE Gel Eye Liner in BR-1 (brown w/a little bit of glitter). I like this one better than the black. It looks a bit more natural and the glitter is not noticeable.

This is the KATE Diamond Cut Eyes palette in BR-3. This is my favourite palette! The brown and pinks are so nice :)

Just to clear things up: I'm a total newb when it comes to makeup but I've been really into reading makeup blogs ALONG with nail blogs so I just wanted to try these out. If you guys want swatches of the products I bought then just leave a comment to let me know.

See you guys tomorrow with a nail post!