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More Sydney, make up and shopping

March 2, 2010 4 comments

I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to go down to Sydney again over the weekend.  I loved it so much!  Got to catch up with Ricky’s friends, hang out and not worrying about going home.  The only thing I didn’t love was that I brought my camera down, but forgot to put the sd card in it… so I didn’t get to take any photos!!! So pissed!!  Also I was quite fatigued as I have been working nonstop 7 days for 3 weeks, so I was quite tired throughout the whole trip 😦

Coincidentally we went down on the same weekend the Madi Gras was on.  How exciting!  Too bad all the guys didn’t want to go and see.. it would have been so good!  We saw the aftermath though and it was pretty chaotic, even at the early hours of 12/1 am.  Such an eye opener!  Too bad no photos 😦

These were my goals- eat shitloads of soup dumplings from Din Tai Fung, go to coach and look at their bags, buy pork jerky and go to the chinatown make up stores and check out the eyeshadows.  I got 3/4 done.  Can never have enough of those crab soup dumplings!!!!! So damn good!!!

My new Coach

How can you not go and buy freshly made pork jerky?

Most photos will be on Ricky’s camera, sucks that I have non of my own, such a shame 😦 But the little trip was nice and refreshing, need to have more of these ehehe

Just before going to Sydney, my sister also dragged me to get my eyelashes permed.  The result:

Wasn’t too impressed when I saw it straight after, but the mascara does wonders.  Much easier to deal with now and I don’t have to worry about clipping my eyelashes and making sure they are tidy.  I was scared that non waterproof would flop my eyelashes so put off using it for the 2 days recommended to stay away from heat and humidity.  Surprisingly no flopping occurred, and the mascaras I used really can’t hold a curl at all!  The lady that did it for me made sure it was nice and tidy, and tailored the perming time, and rod size to suit my eyes and eyelashes.

Details are here at Unique Beauty Salon.  The lady has a room inside the hair salon.

Now is time for me to go through some of my newer cosmetics:

Somang Coenzyme Q10 BB sunbase SPF46 PA++

This is my first BB cream and when I first squeezed it out, I was horrified because it was this dark really grey looking cream.  But surprisingly it blends really well with the skin and it loses that dark grey colour as soon as it blends into the skin (right side of my hand is blended, you can see slightly more shiny skin on the right)

Coverage: sheer- medium (although I wouldn’t recommend caking any foundation or BB cream on because the end result is just cakey), smooths out complexion without making you look like you have foundation or anything on, very natural finish.
Texture: thick creamy consistency
Scent: light refreshing floral fragrance.  I don’t usually like cosmetics that smell but this smell wasn’t unpleasant at all 😀
Tone: grey, suits yellow or pink skin tones I think.. I think I would be around an NC20-25.
Skin type: Oily to normal.  Surprisingly, even though it looks shiny on the picture, it dries to a matte look.  I actually need to put a bit of cream on first before applying this BB cream because I have slightly drier areas on my skin.  It left my skin pretty smooth for most of the day, even on really hot days when I’m working all day.

All in all, I would buy this again.

KissMe Magical Clear pore cleanser

I thought it was time I give my pores a good cleaning, and the sales woman said this was good.  To be honest it doesn’t look too impressive, the consistency is like runny egg white.  You’re supposed to massage into wet skin, wait 3 minutes, then apply more and massage more in then wash off.  Can’t really see a dramatic difference, but my pores do look slightly smaller, maybe a few more washes will do the trick.

Palgantong Zebra Eyes Mascara

Before I permed my eyelashes, this mascara was pretty fail.  It is a volume mascara I believe.  Apart from it’s nice thick and black results, it flopped the eyelashes big time, just like the Dejavu fibrewig mascara.  I had to apply first, then clip, praying that my eyelashes would stay tidy.  I’m actually wearing this mascara in the picture above in my permed eyelash pic.  This mascara is actually pretty good, if you have permed your eyelashes haha.

This mascara is also not waterproof, just like fibrewig, it comes off easily with warm water.  I made the mistake of forgetting about that when I had hydrotherapy the other day… heated pool for 6 hours.. the people must have thought I looked hideous.. lucky I realized quickly and washed it all off.

And that ends my post for today 🙂

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Uncontrollable hauling.

January 23, 2010 4 comments

Over the months, I have gradually given into my uncontrollable urge to buy things I see in make up stores, especially since they are on sale atm damnit.  I’m such a consumer.. Shame on me >< But I guess money is not wasted if the items I buy are actually put to good use right? I believe so… yes.. yes thats definitely the case.

Kate Gradical eyes in B-1, Visee Glamorous Hunter in G-5 and Visee Brilliance Forming eyes in A-1

Swatch of Kate

I’ve been in search of a good brown palette for so long and I think I finally found it! It creates good contouring and for some reason the colours look better on the eyes than on the hand.  Mixing with Visee Blackish forming eyes in B1 gives all the shades you need from white to black.

Swatch of Visee Glam Hunt

This palette is pretty shimmery.  I thought the colours would look kind of funny but it ends up all blending into one smokey colour at the end anyway haha.. Don’t know whether it’s a good thing or not.  It doesn’t look bad, I actually quite like it, but.. just not what I expected.

I decided I should invest in a brown eyeliner.  Too bad the shop couldn’t stock Spring heart’s eyeliner pencil in brown.  I really like the black one and you’ll see why soon.  Anyway, I ended up getting this Palgantong eyeliner combi pencil set.  Pretty good deal since it has brown, black and a glittery white pencil for supposed to be around $15 (naturally the shops here in Australia do a ridiculous mark up).  It claims to be waterproof.  So far only Revlon Colorstay and Spring heart eyeliner pencils have left me impressed.  So let’s have a comparison of staying power.

From left: Spring heart, Palgantong, Kate square cut

Kate is the least black of them all, and Palgantong seems the darkest.  Smooth-wise, Palgantong was quite hard and super sharp to begin with.  Once it is a bit more blunt it’s just a bit smoother to apply than Spring heart.  Spring heart is abit dry, and Kate probably wins the smoothness contest (but fails miserably for everything else).  So staying power… one swipe across with my fingertip after waiting a few minutes…. tada!

A clear winner.

No I don’t think I will get Palgantong again.  I wonder if there are others that automatically links “waterproof” with “smudge-proof”.  I usually would think that if it doesn’t smudge, it would mean it’s pretty good against water/sebum.  I have decided I love Spring heart eyeliner pencils and shall use nothing but from now on.  Oh as for the brown eyeliner theory? Scrap it.  It only suffices as a liner for the bottom eyelid.  It’s great for that.

I also got Imju’s raved about Fiberwig mascara.

It’s one of those.. love or hate things and I’m afraid I can’t say I love it.  What’s great is that it really does make your lashes really really long.  What’s crap is that I don’t need length, and length without volume looks stupid anyway.  It will kill a curl faster than the speed of light if you curl your eyelashes first.  It hates anything but the Panasonic heated eyelash curler, anything else will cause painful ripping out of your eyelashes because of the rubbery texture of the mascara.  You can attempt to layer it up, but the consequence of one wrong move will result in disgusting long and spikey eyelashes, and forget about volume.

It washes off super easy with luke warm water and comes off in rubbery chunks.  Too bad I would never use this mascara on it’s own, and because of that it’s a freaken pain to get off.  Fiberwig does not like make up removers.  At all.  I have found a way to make this mascara work for me though.  Curl eyelashes->volume mascara->Fiberwig-> volume mascara at roots again.  But even so, it can give a great look, or make one wrong move and your eyelashes will be totally fked for the rest of the day.  However, after all this, I can’t say I hate it-just that I will never buy it again.

Moving on, anybody heard of DealExtreme.com?  Ricky told me about it after his friend introduced it to him.  It’s a great site for buying those really random things for super cheap prices.  They are offering free shipping at the moment too!  The stuff came in about 2.5 weeks.

My microfibre cloth.  I think this one is actually genuine haha…  Cost US$2.56

4 pack get your fringe out of the way thing… US$2.36.  Does the job!

Eyelash curler US$2.85.  I took a photo to compare it with my Koji 22R eyelash curler (on left).  They both have a spring.  The no brand one is slightly more curved than the Koji one but same width.  The no brand one doesn’t have the looped finger handle, which some people like, but I’m not too used to.  It wasn’t very smooth when I first tried it but realized it was because it was bent a little the wrong way.  After I fixed it it actually works really well, on par with Koji one.  Wouldn’t try comparing it with Shu uemera or Shiseido though.

My favourite purchase from DX!!! US$4.69.  It advertises it as the random brand “Seavennus”, but when it came it’s the genuine Schwarzkopf OSIS+ Dust it mattifying hair powder!! Retails on Sasa.com at US$17.40 discounted price.  It’s so small and light but a little goes a long way.  Have to be careful not to rub it into the scalp or else it will clog the pores.  I love it so much I decided to get another 2 hehehe…

I believe I shall be good for another good few months.  Now I am looking forward to the arrival of BB creams I’ve been wanting to try for so long and my HK wishlist ahaha 😀

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