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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Royal Wedding 2011

I was so excited to come home from my last exam and switch on the TV to see if there were any news and/or clips on the Royal Wedding of William and Kate. I was most excited about her dress and I must say she had the most gorgeous dress ever! As I was watching the news before where people were predicting her dress and some say her dress must be costume-like to some degree because this is not a typical wedding! So that automatically put a rough picture in my head of something overdone, non-modern, excessive and all of that but when I finally saw the dress I was stunt! I was so glad with her pick of this chic, modern, elegant dress by Sarah Burton! It's totally something suitable for a Royal Wedding with a hint of modernness and current style. I love her fitted bodice with long sleeves made out of lace which brings a touch of elegance and romantic feel to it. I absolutely love her dress! Her train was just right, not too long and not too short. Her hair and makeup was very neutral and beautiful, with a simple but elegant tiara on her half up and half down loose curled hair. What I am curious now is her heels, I wonder what she was wearing! and did u see her gigantic royal blue engagement ring? it's so stunning!

*All pictures belongs to their onwer, I just found them on google image =]*

What do you guys think about the Royal Wedding? did you like the dress? What was your specially wedding moment? I also loved how the ring didn't fit which really shows that they are human as well!!! Mistakes can happen but that will just add on to their amazing memory and make a cute story to their future children. I wish them all the best in the future for a prosperous and happy life s2.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Collective Haul: Fruits&Passion, Sirius and Shoppers Drug Mart =]

Lately I've been doing some intensive online shopping because one; it is exam period so I don't have a lot of time to physically go to a mall and two; because somethings I want are only sold online. Anyways, I still got a chance to spend a small shopping spree at shoppers and fruits and passion but I'll also show you guys my Skinsonic that just arrived in the mail a few days ago. Skinsonic is a facial cleansing brush that is very similar to the Clarisonic. Let me know if any of you would like a detailed review/demonstration on any of the other products even if I already given you guys a quick review down below! =]. Make sure to read the entire blog post to find out how you can get one of the best eyeliners in the market and a mascara for FREE! =]

Ok, lets move on with the haul!! =]

This is what I hauled lately, I'm still waiting for a few packages in the mail so I will keep you guys posted on those when they arrive =].
Skinsonic by Sirius, people call it a Clarisonic dupe. You can purchase this HERE for only $50 CAD instead of $200 for the Clarisonic!!

Comes with 5 attachable brush/sponge/massage heads and a stand, the only thing I don't like about this is that it is not chargeable but I'm totally fine with that because I use rechargeable Duracell batteries at home which in some sense it the same thing as having the Skinsonic chargeable.
Shiseido - Best facial cotton pads, 100% cotton! since it's so expensive ($8 CAD) I usually tear them in half to make two slim rectangles instead of one big square so I use 50% less each time =].

Travalo - Easiest refillable atomizer ever, only $12.99 CAD. Can also be found online and at Sephora but prices are higher.
Clinique Blended Face Powder and Brush in Transparency 2, $24 CAD for 1.2 oz/35 g, not bad for a setting powder with a ton of product, this jar is gigantic! Recommended by Paula Begoun on Beautypedia. It's totally my fault to forget that Paula warned us not to get Transparency 2 since the colour is kind of pinkish/white so I'll have to use a light hand when using this. Or I can use this as a non-glitterry highlight with a heavier hand. Dislike the prickly retractable brush.

A bad swatch LOL, the flash washes the colour out but you cab kinda see the whitish swatch near the knuckle.
Both product also recommended by Paula Begoun.
Olay Regenerist Eye Lifting Serum, $34.99 CAD, got it on sale for $25.99 CAD 15ml: read her review HERE. Once again I totally forgot that Paula said this eye serum contains a light pigments and shimmers from Mica which can cosmetically diminish the look of your dark circles. So I don't love this fact when I'm wearing it to sleep because it makes me feel as if I still have makeup on! Next I want to buy the Lab Series Eye Rescue for night usage and keep this Olay one for day time only.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face Sunscreen SPF 45, $16.49 CAD 88ml: read her review HERE. I think my acne scars are still lingering after using Paula's Choice Clear Anti-Acne System is because I wasn't using a proper sunscreen that actually works = ( so I'm going to give this a try and see what happens.
*Can get these at Wal-Mart for a cheaper price*

Left swatch : Olay Eye Serum, starts off as a white cream then turns into a silky, nude in colour, shimmery serum.
Right swatch: Neutrogena sunscreen, almost dries to a powdery finish =].
My all time favourite scent from Fruits&Passion: Mango Evasion, $6 CAD for 2 oz. I always get compliments when I wear this and surely gets all the attention when I whip this out in class because the scent is so strong that everyone can smell it but it's a good smell, I've confirmed it with every single one who smelled this LOL. But for those who doesn't like the strong scent you can always mix a pea sized of this cream with a fragrance free or something like Aveeno in a small sample jar to dilute the scent. Very hydrating even with a small amount. Gives a nice sheen and not sticky at all.
Soap & Glory Scrub 'EM and Leave 'EM body scrub, 300 ml. They ran out of the one I usually buy (Soap & Glory Flake Away Body Scrub, $9.99 CAD) so I thought I'd give this a try, $14.99 CAD.

Super CUTE!! it's PINK!! with small pink beads. Smells so good as well I can't wait to try this!
These two are gonna be FREE!! after I get my rebates back. You can get these for free too!! It is Physicians Formula's Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner +Serum in Ultra Black, $16.99 CAD and Organic Wear Jumbo Lash Mascara in Black, $17.99 CAD. You can pick these up for for less at Wal-Mart but remember to make sure they both have the red sticker that says "Full price Rebate". Go to Physicians Formula for the rebate forms, print and fill them out then send to the corresponding address found on the rebate form with the original receipt highlighting the products and also including the "full price rebate" red sticker to get a full rebate. Make sure to double check the barcodes with the list of qualifying product found on the rebate site because they don't include all colours from the same line, for example, mascara in the colour brown is not included. And make sure to get your rebate forms in the mail by DECEMBER 15th, 2011.  They also have four(4) other products that has a $6 rebate. Pretty awesome right? =]

The best eyeliner and mascara (haven't tried it yet). Instead of getting this eyeliner and serum combo, you can also pick up the one that is only a clear serum without the black ink. The serum claims to improve your lashes making the grow more, thicker, longer and fuller lashes but according to Paula's review, none of the ingredients are proven to cause any increase of lash growth.

Comparing the wide packaging of Physicians Formula with my favourite Covergirl LashBlast Mascara.

Although Physicians Formula is wider than Covergirl's mascara, it is also thinner so it feels quite nice when holding it.

Pen-like applicator, not a brush... can make the thinnest line ever but can also make a thick line with only one stroke. Dries quickly to a matte finish. Strong staying power, did not come off even if I rubbed super hard with my fingers, but some did come off when I rubbed super hard with a wet tissue, it left my hand red =[ so this shows that it will not budge =].

Both mascara look similar but the Physicians Formula has a bigger, rounder brush with lesser bristle than the Covergirl LashBlast. Not waterproof.

Hope you all enjoyed this longggg haul/mini review of each product as well as a great deal of getting a liner and mascara for free!! Let me know if any of you have any questions and request. I'm also super excited for some of the products coming in the mail as well as my May Luxe Box!! did you guys order May's Luxe Box? So excited for it =] alright back to cooking (soon to be posting some new simple recipes, enjoy!). Hope you all have an awesome Easter Sunday!! =] Time for some solid chocolate bunny ^^.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Luxe Box!!!!!! s2

Anyone wonder what other company serves similar services as Birchbox, Testtube and Beautyfix that actually ships to CANADA?!?!?!

I've got the answer to that!!--------------> Luxe Box by Loose button <--------------

What is it?:
For those who don't know what Luxe Box is; it is a sampling service where you pay $9.99+tax (with free shipping!) for one Luxe Box per month to get 3-5 deluxe beauty samples from high end brands like Estee Lauder, Elizabeth Grant, Benefit, OPI and more!!! I love this service because you won't know what you will be getting in each box, so it's a nice surprise every time you open it! Samples varies every month, but during the same month, everyone receive the same or mostly the same samples.

How to order:
Since Loose button is a new company and still experimenting with the idea of Luxe box, you will need to sign up on their website to be on the waitlist. Soon after they will send you an invite to your email with a link to purchase a Luxe Box. You can order more than one Luxe box each month but then there is no point since the samples will be the same. Loose Button is currently only shipping to Canada.

My March Luxe Box:

Came in a UPS bubble wrap package

I ordered two!, one for me and one for my sister in law =]. Super cute packaging!!
Look how CUTELY wrapped it is!!

This is what I got =], pretty big samples.
-Estee Lauder Lip gloss in Caramel Apple Pie #1015-Love, non-sticky/smooth/smells good/tints of red =]
-Elizabeth Grant Lubricating Body Treatment -Love, no fragrance/not oily/absorbs fast/leave skin smooth with a healthy sheen
-Stila Lip Glaze in Brown Sugar
-Hate, super sticky/hard to apply
-Elizabeth Grant Facial Cleanser -Haven't tried it yet, Sorry!
A Hershey Kiss =]- in my tummy =]
It also comes with a greeting card with all the prices to the full size version of each sample products.
Also comes with  a coupon code to one of the brand! Elizabeth Grant : loosebutton25 to get 25% off =]

Right now, Loose Button is offering a one-month or three month subscription for April's Luxe Box, just so that you can just pay once instead of paying once a every month. I subscribed to their 3-month version so there will be one Luxe Box per month that will arrive from May to July. Anyways, my next Luxe Box is coming on the week of May 9th, super excited!! Did any of you order March's Luxe Box?, are you planning to re-order?, Or are any of you planning of trying this system out? I think it's super fun, surprise in each box AND affordable!.... s2 it so so much=]

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Another Freebie!!

Yoplait is giving away 100, 000 Asana yogurts!!! all you gotta do is enter your information on the link below and they will mail you a coupon for a free tub of yogurt!! yum yum!! you wouldn't want the actual yogurt to be in the mail right?? It's gonna go bad before it gets to you LOL soo the coupon will do =]

-This is open to Canadian residence only
-Ends December 31st, 2011 or until the 100 000 tub are gone (I think?)
-One coupon per household only

Get your free yogurt HERE!! =]