27 April, 2013

April Make-Up 2013 Haul

My previous post was April Haul but this one is April Make-Up Haul. This is because, April hasn't ended yet so more things are added to the haul xD

I didn't include these make-up items in my previous post because I bought them after I blogged ><

I spent so much this month. I feel bad. Therefore, I have to control my spending from now onwards. 

And starting from May, I will try to find myself a part time job. I wanna save money to go Japan! My bucket list wish xD Hopefully I can find a retail part time job. I'm sick of being a waitress -.-

Before the pictures, you must know that I bought all these make-up/cosmetics on a 40% discount!. It was only a 2 day promotion. I am soooo glad that I managed to buy some before it ended xD 
(The discount was the only reason I bought them)

And here they are! :D



1) Maybelline - Baby Lips Color Lip Balm

I have tried the lipbalm on the left and I do not really like it. This is because it has a very strong chemical scent and taste when I applied it on my lips. The colour is obvious after I apply two coats. 

I am yet to try the lipbalm on the right and review it. 


2) Australis - Baby Doll Blush

(Have not tried)


3) Essence - Eyebrow Stylist Set

(Have not tried)


 4) Kate Rimmel Lipstick



This is my newest lipstick and I love it! :D It has a slight faint fruity scent on the lipstick. It is also one of the lightest and sweetest shade that I have so far. The texture is alright but it can become slightly dry if I do not apply a coat of lip balm above it. 

I usually apply two coats of lipstick for the colour to be nice and bright :)


5) Essence Eyeshadow

I've tried the bottom two eyeshadows and what I can say about them is that the colour isn't very strong. Therefore, I need to apply many coats before the colour and shimmer become obvious.


6) Savvy Precision Pen

Functions as a Maker Eyeliner Pen. The tip is really pointy which makes it precise and accurate to draw on your eyes.


7) Top     : Modelsprefer - Medium Eyebrow Pen

    Bottom: Essence         - Blonde Eyebrow Pencil

I've tried the Modelsprefer eyebrow pen on my eyebrows once and it is too light for me lol. The reason I bought them was because I thought I needed a lighter eyebrow colour because my brown hair became slightly faded. But in the end, I'll just stick to dark brown ><

And by using the Savvy Precision Pen, Essence Eyeshadows and Kate Rimmel Lipstick, I came up with this look:


And honestly, it took me more than 45 minutes to apply the eyeliner!! That's how terrible I am in make-up ><

I hardly wear make-up because it is either I'm too lazy, I don't have enough time (because I take too long), or my skin condition is so bad that I don't have self confidence to apply make-up ><

And guess what. I applied the make-up around 11.15am and I finished around 12pm. I went out to the city today and when I came back (around 10pm) I didn't realise that my eyeliner smudged under my eyes!! And I kept wondering why people kept looking at me in the train. I'm so embarrassed >< Hehe.

Even after trial and error, I'm happy that I managed to even achieve that ><

Practice makes perfect! :)


I haven't tried all of the cosmetics that I bought so I shall review them in another post :)

And.....

I have watched Ironman 3! xD It was really good and enjoyable. I think it is the best Ironman movie among all. Action all the way. I would rate it 8.5-9/10 xD


At the cinema, I took a random picture of Monsters Inc University life sized dolls lol.


I showed this necklace in my previous post and I finally wore it. I absolutely love it! xD Hehe. 

That's all for this post. Thank you for reading :)


What a beautiful rainbow :) 

TTFN!


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23 April, 2013

April 2013 Haul

Ciao!

Come stai? :D

As of today, imma happy girl! xD For the moment at least. I've just submitted one of my submissions this morning and I'm free for now. After my submission, I enjoyed my free time cleaning the toilet and kitchen lol. Perfect isn't it? xD

I tried to write Italian above but all I could come up with was Hello and How are you? LOL. Did I mention before that I took up Italian as one of my electives last year? IT WAS SO HARD. But it was really interesting. I almost failed though ><

Anyway, I gonna post some images of the items I bought during April :D


Valley Girl, Jewel Hair Pins - $2.95 (Sale)


Valley Girl, Cross Diamond Hoops - $2.95 (Sale)


Colette, Silver Jewel Studs - $6.50 (Sale)


Colette, Jewel Necklace - $9.95


I fell in love with this necklace at first sight! xD Maybe because it was so shinny lol. This necklace wasn't on sale though. And I've just realised that I bought much more accessories then I did before. Usually its clothes.


Parade, White Dress - $20


This is another item that I fell in love with :P It was the last piece in the shop and thank goodness I could fit into it. It is a size 6 ><

Can you see how far down the cleavage goes? xD (I did not buy it for that reason!)


Nicki Minaj EDP - $49 (Sale)

And of course, not forgetting this perfume lol. I posted about it in my previous post but I'm gonna show it here again because it is part of my haul.

April is ending soon! And winter is coming. Its getting pretty chilly lately. Not sure if I can wear me skirts during winter ><

For now, I will still wear them xD 

OOTD!





I am so so glad that my face has cleared up from the acne! It has been painful for the past few days and my face has been pretty bad as well ><

But now that the monthly visitor has arrived, they're slowly disappearing ^-^


This is where it stops now. Thank you for reading! :)

Till then, TTFN!


That's so me xD

20 April, 2013

Pet Society Closing Down!

Hi all!

I'm am so sad to inform that Pet Society will be closing down on the 14th of June, 2013 :(

They will be retiring therefore they are taking Pet Society off Facebook games. If you have any Playfish cash, it is advised to use them up before the closing down date.

I guess I took Pet Society for granted >< Now that its closing down, all my beautiful and hard effort items will be gone forever!! :(

I used to be so addicted to it because it was partially related to Interior Design. And it is super cute and adorable as well. Sigh. I worked so hard to save up money and buy limited edition items but now it will all be gone. I shall play as much as I can now before its gone :(

You can check out this link for more information.

That's all for this post!

TTFN!

18 April, 2013

Eau De Parfum

こんにちわ!

今日のポストはperfumeのことです。さいきんわたしはたくさんperfumeを買った。ちょっと高かったですが本当に好きですから。毎日私はちがうのperfumeをつかいしなければなりません。

I think I've spent a lot of time writing that short sentence lol. I haven't been practicing my Japanese ever since last year so now it really is rusty. Sorry if I made grammar or structure mistakes! ><

I'm not sure if I wrote in one of my previous posts that I will show the perfumes that I have. Even if I didn't write that, I'm bound to post about it one day. And today it is xD

Anyway, I think I can never get enough perfume. There's just so many different scents that I want em' all! xD Well, the ones that I like I mean lol. I currently have 6 perfumes. Not all of them are EDP. Some of them are EDT and cologne mist if I'm not mistaken. 

I also realised that I tend to like the scents of celebrity perfumes. Not that I side them or anything. I'm a really neutral person when it comes to scents. Meaning that, I don't look at brands, colour, design, packaging or who's perfume it is. As long as I'm attracted to the scent and I know that I want it, then I want it xD But of course, cute, creative and nice packaging of the bottles can really attract me to it xD They won't necessarily smell nice but I feel drawn to them lol.

Since I have quite a few bottles of perfume with me, I'm trying to use them up everyday. So everyday I tend to use a different scent depending on my mood and outfit? Lol.

I'm gonna show images of the perfume that I have at the moment.

#1 Justin Bieber - Someday



For those who despise Justin Bieber, I have no comment lol. I didn't buy this because I'm a huge fan. The scent appealed to me. And his songs are alright to me xD I bought this perfume last year for $29. It was on promotion and I received a mini bottle of his perfume as well as part of the promotion. My sister was with me at that time. So, I gave it to her hehe. And it is sitting in my room back in Malaysia while she is in UK lol.

The scent is really sweet. I wouldn't say its refreshing because it's not lol. Its just plain sweet and it has a rather thick or musky feeling to it. Its not literally a musky perfume but it feels like a 'heavy' perfume to me. I would't spray too much at a time because sometimes, perfumes can suffocate you :)

I took a tester scent of Justin Bieber's latest perfume which is Girlfriend and I thought it was not bad as well. 

Image from Google

One thing that I'm concerned about is the bottle. I mean, what's up with it? It is heavy and troublesome. The fact that the bottle can come out of its 'shell' is quite annoying for me. The scent is sweet as well but its not as 'heavy' and 'thick' as Someday. It is on sale at the moment for $29 as well. Or was it $19? If its $19, that's really cheap xD 

#2 Britney Spears - Circus


Okay, so I know that Britney Spears has a wide range of perfumes and I seriously cannot keep track. I never really fancied her perfumes though the scent was alright. It just never occurred to me before. As in, I never paid any attention. Just like Avril Lavigne's Perfume which is Black Star and Forbidden Rose (scent wasn't really nice for me), Rihanna's Perfume Range and a few other celebrities perfume. 

Even though I said all that, there was one day when I was browsing at the perfume section in Priceline, and there was a big promotion going on. I thought, how cheap is cheap? And then I saw this perfume (one box left) on the shelf. AND IT WAS $5! I was so so surprised. Is this real? Lol. That was really, really cheap. For a celebrity perfume. So I went over to the counter and double check it with the assistant. And she confirmed with me that it is $5. No hesitation xD

I bought it last year as well and as you can see, I've only used that much lol. Same goes to all of my perfume though. The scent is something similar to Gwen Stefani's, Harajuku Lovers, G (image below) which I would say, is a very general scent. It can match anything. I think? Lol. I'm sorry because I don't know how to describe the scent >< But what I can confirm is that it is not a sweet or musky scent.

#3 Gwen Stefani - Harajuku Lovers, G


I bought this perfume really recently. Like this month or last month. I bought is for $24 at Priceline. The original price is $59 so I thought it was a good deal. Actually to be honest, I was more attracted to the bottle more than the scent lol. The scent is alright but you know, cute packaging and all xD

I talked about this perfume in one of my previous posts as well. I can't remember much of what I said, so I will link it here and you can check out my review there :)

#4 Enchanteur  - Paris, Belle Amour


This scent is super sweet and floral-ish! I used to be really addicted to it when I first bought it. But as time goes by, the scent got a lil' sickening since I wore it everyday hehe. I bought it around 2 years ago. I can't remember if this is a EDP or EDT. It won't last for the whole day that's all I know.

Enchanteur is not a famous or big brand. I bought it in Malaysia but it has a French influence on it so I myself am confused as to where its from lol. There are a few other scents of this range but I particularly like this one which is in transparent pink liquid. It looks like water here in the picture. Maybe its my hand lol. This scent was at reasonable price at RM22.90 at Watsons. I believe that this product is still ongoing in stores.

#5 Kose - Happy Bath Day, Precious Rose


This was one of my really happy purchases when I was a teenager. I was really, really into Japanese stuff and products (but didn't have the money) back then. And the only reason I bought this was because it is Happy Bath Day lol. But of course, the scent is lovely xD Its like thousands of roses elixir in that bottle. Hehe. I bought it at John Little, Singapore around 3-5 years ago. And I still have quite a bit left. 

When I saw the Happy Bath Day range, I went nuts. I wanted everything. But I was a poor teenager so yeah, I only got one bottle of this as a lovely souveneir xD It costs $15. I'm really glad that I have it because, I don't think the Precious Rose Range is available anymore. Actually I'm not sure because it was quite some time ago ><

AND! Lastly, MY LATEST PURCHASE TO MY PERFUME COLLECTION! xD

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#6 Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday


I am so happy! xD I mentioned before that this perfume is part of my wish list. And now its granted! xD

I bought this a few days ago actually. It was on sale at Priceline. The original price was $89.90. And now it became, $49. I mean, that's a really good discount no?! Lol. $40 cheaper is almost half price. When I saw it, I was like, am I seeing what I think I'm seeing? xD

I really know that I wanna get it but I also didn't feel comfortable spending money like that. Then I thought to myself, you'll never know when it gets this good again. So fine! I bought it lol.


 A rather creepy image of Nicki Minaj lol.


And yup, so is the packaging lol. Especially the face. Gold plated. Reflection. Looks like a skull xD



The packaging is cool but its really heavy. A lot of detail and effort has been made for the packaging. Like, her face. It kinda looks like her face (the nose and lips) even if its gold. And the realistic, 3D boobs lol. Not forgetting the necklace on the bottle as well. Maybe that's why it is so expensive.

Anyway, I'm loving the scent. I've used it once today and I'm like wow. I smell like candy hehe. Nothing too heavy or too much. And I've sort of done a 'survey' with this scent lol.


Before I bought this perfume, I took a scent tester of Pink Friday and another scent tester of Katy Perry's Meow!. I asked 5 guys what they thought of the two different scents. Koibito's friends lol. And out of 5, 1 said he preferred Katy Perry's Meow! whereas, the remaining 4 preferred Pink Friday LOL. I asked him why Katy Perry's? He said Pink Friday was too sweet for him. Well I guess you need a mood and liking for such a 'sweet' scent hehe. Koibito doesn't seem very fond of it. But maybe he will be once I start using it often xD

These are all the perfumes and scents that I have with me in Melbourne. Its quite a lot actually lol. I think I have a few more back in Malaysia but yeah that's it. Did you like any of them? xD

By the way, I took a sniff on Rihanna's Nude Perfume and oh! I kinda like it! >< NOOOOO!! I shouldn't buy too many >< I'll just keep it in mind ><

So lately, the weather has been getting quite chilly and its been raining quite a bit recently. I love it when it rains. Then I can take a nice cat nap and cuddle in bed xD The sound of rain is so nice and relaxing. But when it rains, its really windy and chilly. Carrying an umbrella is troublesome as well because it is likely to get overturned. Melbourne and her wind lol.

I'm starting to chicken out with the cold so I have started wearing jeans instead of skirts >< I don't know how my friend can wear skirts during winter. With stockings of course, but still! The wind is sooo cold. Goosebumps all over. 

Sorry if I didn't post much. I've just been so busy with assignments that I don't have time for myself. I'm surprised that I can stand not going shopping for the past 2 weeks. Grocery shopping is not considered. And since I haven't been posting much, I guess I'm just rambling here now lol.

I'll just post one OOTD and I shall wrap it up.


From all the clothes I bought, I think you might have realised that, I have A LOT OF CLOTHES lol. And I can never get enough xD Yes that's bad >< Since I have a lot of clothes, I try to make them worth by wearing them of course. So sometimes I may have weird combinations or style and colour. I guess I'm just bored and wanna mix and match with my clothes. I look so unflattering and unshapely here LOL. Really love the neon peach though xD


Oh I look extra round at the moment. Had a lot of cravings and hunger pangs lately. I'm expecting the visitor soon lol.


I really like my hair colour! Under the sun of course lol. Its so light and chocolatey. I like brown shades that have an ash, beige or chocolate tint. I somehow dislike brown tints with a lil' red inside. If you want brown, just go brown! :D


And look! My roots are growing so quickly :( That was one of the reasons I was hesitant to dye my hair. Because I am lazy and poor to maintain. Not only that, my hair crown looks really thin here T.T

Alright! I should get to bed now. It is almost 1am lol. And I have 8.30am tutorial tomorrow T.T

Thank you for reading! :)



A random picture of me that I digged up lol.

TTFN!


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16 April, 2013

Grocery Shopping

Hey all! :)

How has your week been?

After conference I've just been a good student doing my assignments everyday. Well mostly everyday xD I have a submission next week and another two submissions on the following week. Have to work hard!

I went grocery shopping recently and bought some yummy food. Hehehe.


I bought English breakfast style goods.

And...


Japanese goods xD

And with these goods, I made Fried Egg with English Muffins and Pork Belly Soba :P

I have some images to show. I'm not the best cook and these may not look appetising but it was yummy and edible xD

For the Fried Egg with English Muffins, initially I wanted to make Eggs Benedict but I was lazy.

It is really really easy. And its not really pricy as well. So I guess I can call it, Easy food for the lazy people. A.K.A me lol.

Here are images of how I made it.

But before that, you need;

Fried Egg with English Muffins 

1) Eggs
2) Vegetables of your choice
3) English Muffins
4) Cheese
5) Ham
6) Dressings of your choice
7) Butter





So I've sliced the English Muffins into half and placed butter on it. The butter will function as oil on the frying pan and not as a spread.


Place butter onto heated pan and placed the English Muffins. Wait until it is heated and slightly toasted. The smell of butter is so fragrant xD


After that, remove the English Muffins and place them on a plate. Heat the ham now until it becomes toasty as well.


Place the ham onto English Muffins and now you can place the vegetables as well. The white dressing I've used is Japanese mayonnaise. I love it so much xD

It is this one:




Now you can start frying the eggs! Hehe. Its up to you on how many you want to use. You can make eggs benedict if you want to as well. 


After the eggs are done, place them on top of the vegetables. In here I've added alfafa, blue cheese bits and sprinkled pepper on top. I don't know if this looks appetising to you but it sure is for me! It was very yummy xD

For the second dish,

Pork Belly Soba 

You need;

1) Soba
2) Pork Belly
3) Seaweed
4) Mushrooms (optional)
5) Soup stock
6) Seasoning of choice



I have set aside 5 slices of pork belly in water to thaw. I should have added more because the meat was quite thin, it made my soba feel quite hollow. Pork belly is unhealthy but its so good at the same time xD

This is the soba noodles that I've used;



This packet of soba costs $3. Its quite pricy eh? I wanted to get the green tea soba at first but it was extra pricy. 200g for $5.90 T.T So I decided to stick with the original soba.

For the soup stock;




If you refer to the diagram at the bottom, this soup stock can be used for various dishes. In my case, I used it as cold soba, which is the second picture from the top.

This diagram confused me quite a bit in terms of using the ratio. How it works is, add 100cc of the soup stock in a bowl, and add 2 cups of 100cc (which is 200cc) of cold water and stir.

The soup is really tasty! But try not to drink the whole bowl of soup that you've made. I'm sure it has MSG in it and it made my throat really dry and thirsty. Even when I drank half of it.

In my soba, I've added seasoning as well. This is optional though.





There are many ways you can use the seasoning as well. I bought each packet for $2 on sale from Fuji Mart. And the flavour that I bought is wasabi lol. I'm not a fan of wasabi but I accidentally mistook it for wakame (seaweed). I was worried that the wasabi flavour would be very strong but thank goodness it was just right :)

So how did I make my Pork belly Soba?

I boiled my pork belly until it was cooked. Decided not to fry because I wanted a 'healty' meal lol. And you can boil the soba the same way spaghetti is boiled.

Note : Add oil into the boiling water to prevent the noodles from sticking together :)

And...... this is it. Lol.



I don't know what to say. It doesn't look very appetising lol. But it tasted alright so that's what counts right? xD I'm no chef >< I've also added mushrooms and seaweed as extra. This is optional.

So these are what I have been making recently. Practice makes perfect :)

I made this soba for koibito before and he said he really likes it. I'm happy! xD He is very honest when it comes to food. So when he complimented my cooking, I know its really alright then xD And he even drank all the soup. The bowl was so clean till it sparkled. Lol. Whereas I didn't finish my soup again because it was quite salty for me.

I hope ( wonder) that this post has been useful or helpful in any way. You can try them out if you like xD

Oh! I also bought this! :P



I know you can see it in the photos above but this is like a close up view lol.


Aren't they cute? xD They are individual pieces. Not stucked together. And it also looks like an iphone cover lol. The chocolate is very addictive. I ate half in one shot xD They're not too sweet and they're not too bitter. Just perfect. Me and me chocolates xD

That is all for this post. Thank you for reading! :)



A random photo out of nowhere lol. My attempt to do a Japanese Hair Bun when I had long hair. It failed somewhat xD Because my hair is too slippery, the bun couldn't stay T.T

Till then, TTFN!



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