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Sunday, August 14, 2011

testing: Haul/First Impression: Hong Kong/MACAU


Hey girls, sorry I'm posting this here as well as on my new blog but I THINK this blog is working again!!!! The updates are showing up a little later (4-6hrs delay) but I guess is better than annoying all of you to follow my new blog?? So I'm testing this for a few days and see if it's working or not.

If it's just delayed then I'll stay here (since my new blog updates are delayed too -_-; 3-4hrs delay) 
If there are no updates on this blog at all then I will move to my new blog

Sorry everyone for all the hassle but I PROMISE I will make it up to you all (specially the 12 followers on my new blog =P)

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My friend went to Hong Kong and my Mister went to Macau (they went seperately and on different times) but they both came back with handful of gifts and souvenirs ^^, I asked them to buy some of the things shown below because it cost soo much more if I were to buy it here in Canada.... boooo and yes I paid them back with my own money!

My dear friend got me a set of contact lens case and a black iPhone4 hard case, THANK YOU and I asked her to her me get a set of BB cream samples and 2 silicone facial cleanser pads and a tool to make a donut bun in my hair (shown below, the tool was already in my hair =P I just couldn't wait to try it out!)

Mini BB Creams, wanted to try bb cream for the longest time but didn't want to buy a full size nor buy the samples here in Canada because we get ripped off!


In this kit: Diamond Collection Pearl Luminous Beblesh Balm 5g
VIP Gold Collection Super+ Beblesh Balm SPF 25 PA++ 5g
Super+ Beblesh Balm Triple Functions SPF 25 PA++ 5g
The Oriental Gold BB Cream SPF 25 PA++ 5g



These are in the same order as the BB creams
These BB creams has a very different consistency to it
1st is very watery, 4th is a little bit thicker than 1st, 2nd and 3rd are very similar ti each other and are very thick in consistency 

1st one is very shimmery in real life, I hate it, don't think I will ever use it but still good for highlight in photography but not something I would use for an everyday look
4th is the only one with the closest shade to my skin tone but still too light and peachy =S
Still have to try 2nd and 3rd on my entire face, no comment on it  just yet but I don't think I will like it either because I hate having face makeup that doesn't match my natural skin tone or the rest of my body! : @ and these two looks too light and grey on the swatch


Blended out
Don't know the name to this thingy =P

Basically a sponge with a wire inside

I suggest you all search through YouTube to find how to make this donut bun hairstyle, I'm sure there's plenty out there. It's just too hard for me to explain and show it to you when I don't have a 3rd hand to take the pictures while I'm doing my hair, Sorry =]


But I'll try a brief description below:
I tied up my hair in a ponytail
Slide my hair through the middle slit of the hair tool
Stop a midway
clamp the slit close
Start rolling the tool upward while collecting the hair
When everything reached the scrunchie, bend the tool downward to make a circle
Then move the hair around to cover the hair tool, pin it with bobby pins to secure it



Side view and yes, I'm wearing a top; tube top to be exact. 


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NEXT: This is what my Mister got me form Macau/HK, his sister also got me a lot of giftsss/souvenirs =D


Guerlain Meteorites powder and blush, another BB cream sample kit, NoirBlanc eyeshadow, Coach keychain and our Sony HX9V =]

  • Guerlain Meteorites Blush and Powder Kit from Mister's sister =]
    Super cute packagingBoth powder and blush is extremely shimmery/glittery
    Only swatched, haven't tried on face yet
    Blush not pigmented, just gives off a light and subtle pink
    Brushes are pretty soft and fluffy but I would use my own brushes instead

  • Can you see the light pink near the bottom?
  • Powder swatched near the top, around the knuckle
  • Shimmers are more visible in real life then in these pictures


Top: BB cream kit in black packaging
Bottom: BB cream kit in pink packaging (shown above)
-Only the third tube differs from each other

The black kit came with the BB Diamond Collection: The Prestige Beblish Balm instead of
The Oriental BB cream

This is something else my Mister's sister got me =]
NoirBlanc: S103 Deeply In Love

Sorry the colours are supper washed out, refer to the next picture for right colours

Looks pretty in the pan =]

...but not in swatches
.Super shimmery. No colour payoff. Lots of fall outs.

She also got me this, super pretty and shiny =] quiet heavy as well so I will only use it as a hand bag chain? instead of a key chain =]

Mister got me this because he know my old camera is breaking on me and he does not like DSLRs so he got me this which I love a lot more than DSLR because it's smaller, cheaper and has great functions!
-16x zoom
-24mm wide angle lens
-Full HD movie
and a lot more of goodies refer to the youtube video below for all the goodness... I bet you can't do all this with a DSLR WITHOUT buying all the different expensive lenses and without getting tired from carrying all the heavy weight!

Watch this for more info of the best camera out there! =]






**Alx**

38 comments:

Crystal Luvz said...

The BB cream samples are a great way to try them all out!! I got the black packaged before I got a full sized Skin79 BB cream!! Great haul!!!

Hunter87 said...

Great haul. U will have to do a EOTD using that eye makeup that u got.
~Jazmin

Jessy said...

great hauls~~~im gonna be MIA for a while i think, but i'll check your blog regardless~~lol...i luv the eyeshadows~~~so shimmery~~~i dont like skin 79 that much, they dont work that well with my skin...i wanna get the hait sponge thiny too..they like 5 dollars on ebay~~~i guess they are good since you seem to have soo much with it~~~haha...


Jessy
PS good luck on your exam and essays~~~and we'll hang out once you are done~~~

Victoria said...

OH WHAT.
I JUST FOLLOWED YOUR NEW BLOG AND LET A COMMENT.

If I win your giveaway, I'll LOL

Nat said...

Whoo whoo your updates are working and showing up on my dashboard! Awesome things you got! Haha have a thing against DSLR's or something? ;P You sound pretty adamant on what your camera can do that a DSLR without accessories cannot haha. I need a smaller camera for when I go around. I don't like lugging my DSLR around and the digital camera I do bring around is hella crappy D= Good to see your updates again!

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mizzsandychau said...

ooo i'm loving this post! loving everything! your bf is so sweet, spoiling you like a princess =)
lemmie know how those bb cream works for you, i'm always on a lookout to trying new ones hahah. and wow thats a nice camera!
i can't wait till my trip to hong kong, i have a feeling i'm going to buy so many things that i won't use in the end. So much cute stuff i can't resist!
I have that bun maker too, except mine is plastic and it's pretty hard to work with because it's hard. I hope i can find the one you have in HK! It looks so much easier to do!

ShinyPrettyThings said...

yayyy you're back!! i'll make sure to follow your other blog too just in case hehe

wowww great haul! i love the hair bun thingy too. i have the same one, i got it in taiwan XD it's called a donut over there hahaha

and yay for a new camera, your bf is so sweet!

Mui Stylelicious said...

alx.. your post inspires me to find those donut!.. hahaa.... wondering where to find it here... hmmm.. hope I can find it soon...

xoxo

Diane said...

OMGGGGG that's huge!
I'm dying to try GUERLAIN!
super super super like!
and I like your hair do with that thingy! hihi
i love all your goodies *envy* LOL

ilove HK-- i want to go back and shop shop shop all day!

ENJOY hun! muah!

Meredith Jessica said...

Wow, what a huge haul! Love those sparkly eyeshadows especially

Nat said...

Yeah it's all dependent on what your needs are for a camera. I got my DSLR not for my blog but for my love of photography. I feel like a lot of bloggers these days feel like they HAVE to get a DSLR for their blog to be great. But it irks me when people think of DSLRs as just a better camera. It's not, it's more than that. Besides it doesn't matter if you have a DSLR or a digital camera. You can have great quality pictures and still take crappy pictures. It all comes down to skill and how you use it ;)

Mara said...

What a cute set of BB Creams. It's nice to have friends and family bring back items for you. I love gifts from other countries.

I can't wait to see the pictures you're going to post with your new camera. :)

HeyDahye said...

Gotta love makeup! Awesome hairrrr:))

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What a cute set of BB Creams. It's nice to have friends and family bring back items for you.i like it..Makeup artist in sydney

Pop Champagne said...

nice make up stuff you got and the coach keychain is so pretty! lol I'd use it as a handbag chain cuz all my keychains get dinged up soo easily! and ya I'm painting my house if you buy the eco friendly paint it doesn't smell as bad haha I just had to get rid of my pink walls :D

Audrey (hkittygirl) said...

I have that exact same hair thing! I used to use it to create buns for ballet class and my teacher would always scold me for taking the easy way out! XD

I should use it again. I used to be able to do all kinds of cool things with them. :)

Lisa said...

omgosh so many goodies!!!

yah for a new camera :) i know what you mean my hubs keeps asking if i want a DSLR for my blog.. but i think he keeps asking because he really wants one. i know that if i had a DSLR i would never end up using it because i need to be able to slip my camera in my purse. haha.

those guerlain blushers look so pretty!! i love the pretty balls hahaha

Rinny said...

You got so many great things! Thanks for the BB swatches - I've been wanting to try out the Hot Pink or Gold ones for the longest time now. The bun tool looks like it is easy to use. I wish my hair was as thick as yours though - I don't think I would have enough hair to fully cover the tool :P The bun looks really cute on you though!

Riya~ said...

I'm loving your haul and the cosmetics you have!

Abi said...

imma try those bb creams!

lizchewy said...

I love the spongey thing for hair buns too!! makes life so much easier!!! I have been wanting to try out the miniature bb cream set too!! but it's super expensive online and it's always sold out.

xoxo
Lizzo

chewylove.blogspot.com

Maryam Maquillage said...

omgeeee honey what a haul!!! I feel like I just went window shopping!!! The bun is perfection, I gotta get me one of those spongy thingies!!!

Anita said...

haha i love shopping internationally! It's so true though, because the prices are great!
Your hair is so chic with that "sponge with wire" lmaoo your too jokes! You can wear that hairstyle on a lazy day or night out and dress it up :)

Mimi said...

oh wow wow wow, you got a looooot of good stuff!!! :D

<3, Mimi
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