Friday, July 26, 2013

Haul: Pmall TONY MOLY

Another lovely surprise at Pacific Mall in Toronto! I was ecstatic when I stumbled upon the 3 month old TONY MOLY store. Now all we need is an Etude House!

To the haul: Berry Trendy Hair Color Tint in Crazy Pink and Neon Blue ($8.99CAD each), Kiss Kiss Lovely Lip Patch ($2.99), nail polish ($4.99), Mr. Charlie's Smile Line Patch ($2.99), Pocket Dessert Spray in Mango ($5.99). I was given two samples ^^

The yellow lip gloss is from T&T and it is the My Beauty Diary Blooming Garden Honey Lip Essence ($2.99 only!!!). I'm loving it so far as it's quite moisturizing and my lips finally stopped peeling :)

As for the TONY MOLY pricing, it's not too bad compared to the Holika Holika in the same mall. I would say that the prices are in the same ball park as The Face Shop which I also adore~ Of course, it is probably cheaper to buy their products in Korea but this is as close as it gets!

I've tried the pocket mist and yes, you are supposed to spray it in your mouth as a breath freshener! I was so silly in the store...I thought it was body spray :p The hair chalk was what caught my eye. It actually shows up on dark hair although it fades even with hairspray. I have yet to try setting it with heat tools. Hooray for My Little Pony inspired hair!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

NEW CandyDoll Color Stay Lip

Hello everyone! So it looks like our favourite gyaru Tsubasa Masuwaka (model, singer & creator of CandyDoll and DollyWink cosmetics) is coming out with a new lip colour. It looks to me as though it is a lip stain as she claims that it is waterproof and can be used in the pool. I'm assuming from the packaging that it is supposed to last for 24 hours~ 

More swatches and photos after the jump
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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Review: Etude House Sweet Recipe Ice Cream Nails in 04

Hello! Today I will be reviewing  the Ice Cream Nails in 04 (Strawberry Star Candy) from Etude House's Sweet Recipe line.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Review: Canmake Candy Wrap Lip in 06 & 08

Today I'll be reviewing Canmake Candy Wrap Lip in Guava Smoothie 06 & Pomegranate Jam 08.

Monday, March 4, 2013

HAUL: Etude House Sweet Recipe

Happy Monday everyone! I know Monday is not the preferred day of the week but this is why I'm showing you what I bought from Etude House's Sweet Recipe Collection! I also bought some other Etude House goodies so I included those too.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Swatches & Links: Etude House Sweet Recipe Collection

Important disclaimer: none of these photos belong to me. I merely just found them and decided to organize them into one post for easier viewing pleasure. If you are the owner of any of the following photos and you don't want me to showcase them, let me know. I will be more than happy to take them off or simply link your original blog post. On another note, if you'd like to use some of these photos from this collective post, I would really appreciate it if you give me some credit (i.e. via...) as this took a lot of time to put together. Thank you~

Check out my Sweet Recipe haul here!

Etude House, you have once again outdone yourself! *claps* I've been fussing over this delightfully sweet collection before it was even released! It's just one of those collections by Etude House that really hit the spot (like the Etoinette collection)...and I knew I need to get them!! Released in Korea on February 1st, this collection features 13 items including accessories. I won't be showing you the accessories because you can't exactly swatch them and they're kind of boring compared to the other items :p

Etude House Sweet Recipe Dear My Jelly Lips

Etude House Sweet Recipe Baby Choux Base
Mint 01
Source: mint 01

Berry 02

Peach 03

Etude House Sweet Recipe Cupcake All Over Colour
T to B: PK002 Strawberry Chiffon Cake, OR202 Peach Sugar Cake,  OR201 Orange Choux Cake, RD301 Raspberry Mousse Cake

PK001 Blueberry Cheesecake

Etude House Sweet Recipe Chocolate Eyes
Another good review link: 

Etude House Sweet Recipe Chocolate Highlighter

Etude House Sweet Recipe Cookie Pact
Almond Chip 01 (light beige)

Choco Chip 02 (natural beige)

Etude House Sweet Recipe Chocolate Smudge Liner
T to B: Cupcake eyes PK001, Milk Chocolate 02, Cupcake eyes BR401

Dark Chocolate 01

Etude House Sweet Recipe Cupcake Eyes
This is similar to the Sweet Cupcake Eye but shades and packaging is slightly different
PK001 Sweet Berry Lemon Mousse

PP501 Blueberry & Strawberry

BR401 Sugar Maple Syrup Choco

OR201 Sweet Mango Tango
BR402 Mint Chocolate Chip
Thanks to Beauty-full Dreams, this collection of swatches is finally complete! Source of original post here.

Etude House Sweet Recipe Ice Cream Nail Polish
L to R: Strawberry Star Candy, Apricot Candy, Mint-chocolate Chip, Lemon Sherbert

Etude House Sweet Recipe Candy Stick
L to R: Strawberry Candy 01, Orange Candy 02, Lemon Candy 03

Check out this great video by NYLON TV Korea featuring the all over colour, choux base, jelly lips, and cupcake eyes!

I hope you found this post fun and helpful! Most of these products you can find on Gmarket (seller) or from ebay. Have you tried anything from the Sweet Recipe Collection? Comment below :) I'd love to know. Want to see what I bought?

Hopefully, I don't get in trouble for this even with the proper sources *gulps*

Friday, February 15, 2013

HAUL: Day after Valentines is the BEST!

The reason that I love Valentines Day is because the day after means that all the pretty heartsy-themed products along with chocolates are half off! I stopped by my local supermarket (Loblaws) and this is what I left with ^^ The bill added up to only $4.81CAD! Check out your local supermarkets early for the best selection~

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day to all my lovelies~

Whether you are married, have a boyfriend or girlfriend, or still a single pringle, I hope you get to spend this day with your loved ones ^^

My mom and I baked some Madeleines as Valentines Day treats for our coworkers and friends. You gotta share some sweetness and love on valentines day ;)

My mom knows me so well and surprised me with a chocolate cupcake with strawberry icing!! It was heavenly. The icing was the best part as it had actual chunks of fruit in it.

I saw this beanie baby monkey at Claire's. On the 10th, it was the first day of Chinese New Year. I also had an exam that day xD I'm glad its over now!!

Have a good one! Cheers~

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

L'Occitane Peony Hand Cream

Today, I picked up my free hand cream from L'Occitane for being a fan on their Facebook. They had a giveaway like this before which I was apart of. But for some reason, I never received it and when I contacted the PR, they just told me that the offer expired and there was nothing they can do. It seems like some PRs are pretty crappy these days. :/

I'm super excited to try this hand cream though! It is 30mL and retails for $12. The SA that helped was really sweet and gave me some samples to try~ thank you!!

Monday, February 4, 2013

AERIE Lace phone case

Yay! My friend got a free Aerie iPhone 5 case for me~ thanks love! It's pink and made out of hard plastic. Case retails for $19.95

Friday, February 1, 2013

Swatches: Annabelle CC Cream

I saw this display at PharmaPlus yesterday and I believe this is the first CC Cream to hit Canadian stores!

I swatched the products and to my disappointment, they lacked pigment. The powder was chalky while the cream disappeared on my hand after I blended it. It had a nice gel consistency and a light wine mixed with plastic scent.

The only product that's worth buying is the white base which had beautiful fine golden shimmer in it. It reminds of the Etude House Nymph Aura Volumer where you can wear the product alone as a highlighter or as a medium to mix your foundation/bb cream in for a satin finish. It also had a gel consistency and spread very well. The scent reminded me of natural beeswax.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

HAUL: FREE CLOTHES from H&M, Lush, Sephora, Walmart

Goodies from H&M, Lush, Walmart & Sephorah
 Hello! I just wanted to show you my huge haul that I usually once a year. This is basically my Boxing Day 2012 haul (Boxing Day is similar to Black Friday in the U.S.) So you're probably wondering, HOW THE HECK did I get free clothes from H&M? Is this a scam? Erm lol no. Since Boxing Day of 2011 (at least that's what I can recall), H&M decided to give the first 100 shoppers up to $300CAD worth of free clothes.

My friends got these during Boxing Day 2011
I went during 2011 and by the time I got there, I only got a $10 coupon. Learning from my mistake, I rounded up two of my friends and you can call me craycray, but I convinced them to come with me to the mall's parking lot at 1 in the morning xD Long story short, these immature "kids" (they probably dropped out of highschool or something) butted us and everyone else in the line when the security opened the mall's doors and they got to the store first...and neither my friends or I got the $300 coupon. Everyone else witnessed what had happened and they were very nice and super supportive of us and my friends, telling us that we should do something about it. I called the H&M store but they couldn't do anything about it so I just sucked it up. Quite honestly, I wanted to punch those assholes (they didn't just butt people, they also used really dirty tricks to get there first) in the face but I knew I would gain nothing so I just sat there and fumed. In the end, luck was in my favour and I got the $200 coupon (yay for happy ending) which I split with my friends who each received $25 themselves. 

From H&M, I got this super cozy Divided hoodie (orignally $60 reduced to $20), a constellation shirt ($29.95), the neon clutch ($19.95 but the exact model is available at Forever21 for $23.80), and a shirt for my dad (it's the wrinkled grey one :$).

I fell in love with the sweater because of the thick lining and the pretty knitted detail of the lining :)

The proof
 I wasn't kidding! I only had to pay $5 but hey! I got $90+ worth of free clothes. Still a good bahhhgain ahaha

From Walmart, I bought some Christmas chocolates as they were 50% off and two brush sets. The brush is really cool and perfect for travelling because the handle of the brush has a compartment for an eye sponge brush (meh), a concealer and lip brush. They were half off as well ($4.50) and I got the purple one for my mother. Brushes are super soft! I believe the brand is, how do you say, Bella Bellisima? Lush was doing a buy one get one free promotion like last year. I bought some Snowglobe and Mr. Punch soap.

Lastly, from Sephora, I bought their $12 specials including Buxom Lashliner with brush in Sequin, Urban Decay Shadow Box, Stila Lipglaze trio, and Benefit cream eyeshadow. I'll be gifting those beauties to friends and family when I visit Hong Kong.

I guess this is it! I hope you enjoyed this rant/post and have a great day ^^ Cheers!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Hitting Pan! MAC Studio Fix Powder plus Foundation

Woooo! So I've finally hit pan on a product xD which hasn't happened since grade 4 when I got one of those cheapie cellphone lipgloss palette
from a book order lol. Good times. And what's weird is that I might still have that exact lipgloss hiding somewhere...

I've had this MAC powder since September which retailed around $34CAD. I can't remember the price exactly. I really like this product since it meets my needs. It's coverage is full for a powder so it covers 85% of my redness and acne. It does a pretty good job with keeping shine at bay. Usually, my nose gets shiny in 2 hours after washing my face in the morning but the powder slows it down to around 4-5 hours. It hasn't broke me out nor oxidized on my skin so when I finish this one, I'll either get another one or try the MUFE Duo Mat powder.

This powder is great for those who needs high coverage makeup that takes less than a minute! Highly recommend!

Hope you enjoyed this quick post ^^

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Haul: THE FACE SHOP at Pacific Mall

One of my close friends told me that THE FACE SHOP from Korea opened up at two locations in Toronto and being the Korean cosmetic/skin care junkie that I am, I was dying to go. Luckily, I had to run errands in the busy city today so I stopped by the store in Pacific mall (pmall for short) to pick up some items. 

The White Mud Nosepack has been on my list ever since Pam from xpinkxx raved about it. I tried looking for it in Hong Kong but I flew back to Canada with empty hands. The same friend that told me about THE FACE SHOP recommended me their nail polishes. Although they streak on the first coat, the overall product is well worth the mere $1.75CAD. Not even WetnWild is this inexpensive. I picked up PK101, a cool baby pink and I might give it to my other friend who's in need of some new polishes ^^ The last item that I bought was the Raspberry Roots Depuffing Eye Gel. I've never used eye products before so a depuffing one is a nice way to start. 

I'm not sure if this is true at the other location, but all the sales associates spoke Korean so if you can do that, I suggest you do. Apparently they're even nicer then and you get a lot of samples. Don't forget to sign up for their points card! Down side to that is that it's location specific -.-;; like if you got it at pmall, you can only use it there. Another tip is that try to talk to the SAs and be friendly. If you're from out of town, let them know discretely. The cashier gave me double the samples which is way better than the service at Holika Holika that's only a few stores away.

In the phone department, I bought a clear hard iPhone case for $5CAD and got the bumpers for free! I'll definitely be doing some DIY on it~ I went to 4 stores to find the best price and $5 was it. Cases for the 4/4s were as cheap as $2! So grab them while you can.

That's all for now~! Good night!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Welcome 2013!

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a lovely holiday break as well as a wonderful new year ^^ I wish you all the best for 2013. I just want to show you what I've been up to these past days~

 I picked up some supplies from the dollar store and made a bouquet of paper roses and a vase for my mom :) Any one interested in a DIY? It's perfect for Mother's Day~

New Years Eve's Dinner
 My family went to a friend's house for dinner on New Year's Eve and we had roast beef! It was super satisfying and delicious.

Round 2!
 After dinner, we went to another friend's house for the countdown. They had many snacks and desserts! I was practically in heaven >< My mom made the trifle which tastes as good as it looks and the macarons...they kinda failed :p

Chocolate fondue fountain!
 This was probably the best feature of the night~ The son of the house owner asked for a fondue fountain for Christmas and he was generous enough to share it with us!

Can you guess what the sweater's suppose to be?
 He also got an awesome PSY sweater for Christmas! At first glance, I thought it was one of those white robots from Star Wars xD He told me that it was from Korea so sorry, PSY/Gangnam Style fans. I could barely breath through the fabric.

New Year's Dinner
 My mom made 龍蝦伊麵/lobster yee mein (lobster egg noodles) since lobsters were only $3.99CAD/lbs! She is such a great cook.

Homemade Purple Sweet Potato Buns
My mom had the day off, so we made some purple sweet potato buns together. The house smelled like a bakery! I would love to wake up to this smell every morning. It turned out really well too!

Once again, Happy New Year! Thanks for reading ^^

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