Friday, July 23, 2010

My Holy Grail of Products

hey all ~

I've been quite busy hence the shortage of posts. I hope i can blog a little bit more often, but we'll see how that turns out. A lot has happened this month. It finally hit me the school year is just around the corner, as i did my course registration this month. I've always hated that part of summer, especially now that i know i have 2 to 3 night classes in a week. I'm not really looking forward to it, as they are 3 hour lectures, and i don't have clue how i'm going to survive. I have my fingers crossed, hoping that the Professors would have sympathy and end the lecture at 2 1/2 hours.

So anywas, enough of my rambling, I've decided to do this post to share with you guys products that I:

- really love
- that i use over and over
- that has proven to work with my skin

I will try to cover as much different products as i could, but as this IS my "HOLY GRAIL" there isn't that many.

Before i go on, i just want to tag anyone that reads this post- (if you haven't already done a post like this) to also do one yourself. I think we all would like to know what products really works for everyone! just leave a link to your post in the comment box, so we all can check it out! thanks~~

okay. so moving on...



I've raved enough about this product in a few posts back. I loved it so much i bought the full size tube after using the trial size. In short - this is a cleanser/makeup remover & somewhat exfoliator(there are mirco beads) all in one. It really works for me, and i love the way it makes my skin feels. My skin feels soft, hydrated and especially polished. The amazing factor is that it lasts for days & it does not dry out my skin at all. The only downfall is, its not too amazing as a makeup remover. It does pretty well at removing eye makeup, however, i still need to use a toner to remove foundation. You can read my full review HERE


I love the function and concept of this product. I can exfoliate my face while i'm in the shower. The way it works in the shower is- the steam open up your pores making it easier and more effective for this product to throughly cleanse and exfoliate your skin. You will experience a cooling sensation. I like this product, because of it's thick consistency of beads (personal taste- i won't recommend it, if you have sensitive skin). It will hurt if you rub it with a lot of force, however i like it, because i know it's really removing dead skincells off my face. It leaves my skin soft, polished, and not dried out. I've went through 4 of these tubes. No other drug store brand exfoliator has come close to this product.


The first time i've used it, i wasn't used to the "oil" in this product. Many products try to give you that squeeky clean feel after removing the products off your face, however this one begs to differ. Instead, it leaves this slightly oily residue behind. The good thing about this product is that it completely removes every lick of makeup off my eyes, in one easy wipe without tugging on my eye. This is what really differentiate this product from others - it allows you to remover makeup properly with the least amount of pressure that can trigger fine lines. After a few usage, i've grown fond and used to this slightly oily residue left behind. I wipe that away from a clean towel, and my skin is completely dry. By far the best eye makeup remover i've used. This is sooo expensive though!


Now, many of you may have heard of this product. I've had it for many years now, when it first came to Canada. I'm actually almost done my bottle, it lasted forEVER. I don't use this product for what it claims (or ance scars), instead i use it as a eye makeup remover, because it's oil based just like the LANCOME BIFACIL. It works just as effectively as the LANCOME BIFACIL, however it's a bit more of a hassel. Doesn't sting my eyes at all. i'd probably get another botttle when it's on sale :)



I'm sure we've all heard of this product, so I won't write too much. It prevents creasing, and makes my eyeshadow last all day long.


I've never liked to use compact powder, and i don't really like to use powder overall. However, i have to say this translucent powder is awesome. I haven't tried any other, but i like how it makes my skin feels like silk, and it sets my foundation beautifully. When my foundation is "too dewy" and i want a more matte finish, i dust this product over. It's phenominal & it doesn't make me look cakey. Did i mention it takes FOREVER to FINISH? I have the small jar, and i'm no where close to using it up.
I've reviewed this product a while back, you can take a look HERE


I've always struggled with my eyebrows. I've tried a few powder ones, but the colour never matched my naturally black eyebrows. This is PERFECT if you have black eyebrows. It doesn't have a warm undertone, and it goes on beautifully and very easy to use. Lasts all day, and it makes my eyebrows look perfectly natural.


this is how it looks on. I've used it in my AVATAR inspired EOTD

& another FOTD i did

love these lashes, not for their comfort but for it's style. It really brings out my eyes, without looking dramatic. It only looks dramatic when i look down, but when i look straight ahead, it looks very natural. It's hard to explain, but this is my favourite pair of lashes.


Heres how they do on my eyes

Mascara, and eyeliner are the two products that i don't believe in splurging on. I will probably never buy a high end mascara or eyeliner, because-i don't know, i just can't justify it! I think drugstore brands work just as great! This is definitely one that i recommend. My friend actually introduced me to this, and it's great. It works great on bottom lashes. It's really inexpensive as well.



Now this post would not be complete, if i didn't include lipsticks! You all know that i love lipsticks. MAC WAY TO LOVE, is my all time favourite. I'm sad that it's limited, i hope it will be repromoted. I'm saving what i have left of it. Shy girl is a beautiful coral colour. It pairs beautifully with MAC LOVE NECTAR lipglass.

Thanks for reading my blog, have a great day!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

i Am Back!...

Hello everyone!

1st- i have to say sorry for MIA. I've been too busy & lazy to blog >.< anyone that blogs would know that blogging takes quite a bit of time and effort! I think i have some catching up to do now!

2nd thing is - i've changed my layout. I don't know if you guys noticed. I've updated it a while ago, but i never made a blog post - so it might be new to you guys. I'm really feeling pink!

3rd announcement - this was bothering me all morning. I was at Mac the first day In the Groove collection was released, but i didn't purchase anything because i was with my parents, and i know what they have to say about me + makeup. So i walked passed it, thinking it'd still be there when i come back for it another day. AHHH** it wasn't! Stereo Rose is sold out all across Canada! - well according to the MA who was working there. I didn't think it would be sold out in a little city that i live it!! OMG --- **!!! URGHH. I could only hope for it to be soon repromoted. :)sighh * on the side note, i'm really proud of not purchasing any make up in a while.

5th - i got my hair cut a few weeks back. she litterally took off 5 pounds of hair. Now it's so light, and thin. I kind of miss my thick long hair. She kept the length, it's just less luscious. my bangs are kind of messed up. I do not like them at all. I think it makes me look werid. I just kept telling myself, hair grows back.

I haven't been taking pictures, so these are the only ones i've found

6th- I've recieved the pictures from the photoshoot. If you recall from a few post back, i've posted the unprofessional pictures. i have to say i'm rather disappointed. The photographer was a beginner, and i didn't expect much, but i expected better. Anywas, it wasn't my choice. I was just "props." LOL

I'll show you guys a few pictures though. I've re-photoshoped them because it looked like she didn't do much or anything. It just bothers me that she had 2 weeks to do them, yet they look like they were done on the last day. i was also disappointed because i thought she over-photoshopped the face. It looked a bit wayy too airbrushed, and i don't think i even recognized myself.

However, despite all of this, i thought she took some good shots.

this is my favourite shot - because the angle, and it looked the most like me

i like this shot, but that does not look like me. what happen to my lips?

another of my favourite

& a normal one

there are a few more, but i didn't like them at all. Overall, it was a good experience.

7th - i will be going to a wedding in august! i love weddings. I just finally got the shoes for the outfit. I thought i'd share with you what i'm wearing. My bf and i are sporting metallic grey. He initially got the suit in that colour - and i by no means- thought of matching him, but ended up getting a dress that's the exact same colour. I really love it.

the shoes and dress i got at this place. it's AWESOME & i really recommend it. I love this store. It's my favourite for dresses. I WISH they had it here! the name of the store still makes my laugh.

this is the dress i'm wearing. one sided strap, form fitting. really love it

please ignore my closet- it's a little messy & no, i never colour coordinate my clothes. It's hard enough for me to hang them all up.

i've decided on pink pumps! these are my barbie pink pumps. love the height. I'm really glad that i waited & took my time looking for these pumps. They are exactly everything i imagined- pink, and high with the opening toes, the plus side of it is that it has those grips at the bottom of the pump, so there is no way i can possibly trip. AND on top of that, i'm even more grateful that my bf is still taller then me when i have these on. Imagine how awkward it would be if he wasn't.

here i have 'em on. Please don't mind the carpet, i'm still in the process of cleaning. These are very comfortable. They have a thick layer of cushioning at the bottom so it feels very nice. It edges of the pump doesn't hug too tightly against my foot either, so it doesn't cause any irritation when i walk with them on.

one last thing - summer sale is on! get your shopping done now!

8th - i've been tagged! sorry for taking forever to do this!
thanks Tram for this award -

1. Post who gave you this awarded
2. State 10 things that you like.
3. Give this award to 10 other bloggers and notify them with a comment.

10 things that I like:

1. i'v been liking BRIGHT colours for clothes, nail polishs..etc
2. absolutely adore hot and sour soup - i go to Mandarin(buffet) for this! sad, i know
3. i love lace, ruffles, pink, sparkly things
4. addicted to the smell of sesame oil. I LOVE the scent of it. Smells SOO GOOD
5. my favourite dessert has to be green tea icecream, or deep fried vanilla icecream
6. recently i'm in love with photoshop again. I just love making a picture vibrant with colours
7. i love the fact that i'm getting my bf to wear more fitted shirts. He looks like a sl*t, i love it.
8. skirts and dresses. i've been stocking up
9. the Louis Vuitton Trivoli PM - this has become a goal in my life. LOL
10. blogging and all the wonderful people that i've met on here

10 bloggers I tag:

Korean Sushi
Brutal Turtle
{ e.motion in: motion; }
My Tiger Lily

And that wraps up my post. LONG huh? I'll try to update more often.