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My New Babies

May 18th, 2009 Comments(4)

Just in! Check out my newest beautiful babies!

The Nintendo DS Lite in Ice Blue being the main focus, of course. I gave up resisting and telling myself I didn't need it, and just got it. Am I going to cover every square inch of it with gaudy rhinestones? No fucking way. It is just gorgeous the way it is.

I ordered the new Coastal Scents Smacks as well. In Pep Pink, Carlotta, and Near Peach. <3

Thursday's Vainpotty Happenings

May 01st, 2009 Comments(0)

Went over to Melissa's yesterday, dragged her out to Arab Street area, for the sole purpose of visiting this place called Jamal Kazura Aromatics. It's at 21 Bussorah Street. That place is absolutely divine! I loved it. It has jars and jars of oil fragrances, and some are even dupes of designer fragrances (Chanel, DKNY, Calvin Klein, etc). And even really gorgeous, exquisitely hand blown glass bottles imported from Egypt.

Photo courtesy of Mickie-blog:

I'm beyond excited because... You know how ridiculously expensive fragrances are. I have serious issues parting with my moolah for a bit of fragrance and a whole lot of alcohol (which makes the perfumes smell... bad). And these are all alcohol-free! Not only that, the service was excellent. The man occasionally points you to certain fragrances, but never ever pushes. He patiently waits at the side for you to choose your fragrances, and serves you with a flourish even if you're not a big spender. And that's more than what I can say for departmental stores' sales assistants, who make you feel guilty for even daring to glance at the precious designer bottles.

So I got the 5ml version of 4 different scents, and only spent $20 ($5 each). Complete bargain for testing fragrances!

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I did my own nails cos of all those goodies Jess gave me. They look blah. I'm no artist, I suppose.

With OPI Nail Lacquer in Fruitti Tutti Tonga and Canmake Nail Glitter in 03:

With The Face Shop Nail Colour in PK103 and stickers:

I <3 Jessica!

April 28th, 2009 Comments(0)

I haven't blogged in a while. Figures I would blog when my exams are tomorrow and I haven't studied at all.

Look at the contents of the big fat package I got in the mail today:

Blushes

  • Benefit Dandelion
  • MAC Beauty Powder in Shell Pearl
  • Milani Powder Mosaic in Sweet Cheeks
  • Flirt! Peek-A-Blush Sheer Powder Cheek Color in Heart Candy

MAC Pigments

  • Azreal Blue
  • Lovely Lilac
  • Shimmertime

Nail Stuff

  • OPI Nail Lacquer in Fruitti Tutti Tonga
  • The Face Shop Nail Colour in Dusty Copper
  • Canmake Nail Glitter in 03
  • Nail art stickers!

Fragrance Samples

  • Vera Wang Princess
  • Bvlgari pour Femme

I can't wait till I have time to play with them. Looove!

I Cut My Hair

January 22nd, 2009 Comments(8)

So my hairstylist, Kevin, had a mood swing. I've been pleading for him to cut my hair short for a few times and he refused, saying my neck is just too long. But when I went to him last week, fully intending to just get a trim so I won't look like a scraggly, homeless person, he was suddenly fully for the idea of short hair on me.

I don't care what you say. I love it. Some people are silly. They get so emotionally attached to their hair, it's ridiculous. It is just hair. It grows. There's no reason to freak out. I have short hair. Whee!

Yay Cosmetic Lenses

September 25th, 2008 Comments(0)

I junked my Freshkon Alluring Eyes lenses. It was nearing the end of its lifespan, and it was extremely uncomfortable to boot. Thank goodness I didn't pay a single cent for it.

I did, however, fork out 45 buckaroos for my Dueba DM21 Grey. The left lens was giving me problems, so I tried to get it exchanged. Sent back the lens and more than 2 months later, I still only have one lens. I am annoyed.

Enter my GEO Angel Browns that I'm kinda in love with. I'm not crazy about the dark limbal ring, but hey for $24 I'm not complaining!

WQ says he can't see any bloody difference. Gary says I look like a creepy doll. Stanley says I look like an owl. But hey, all my girls like it. Pfft, men! Unappreciative creatures.

A Totally Bimbotic Entry

September 09th, 2008 Comments(1)

Guess who got so unlucky, she actually got nail infection? 72 buckaroos for a week's supply of antibiotics (28 tablets), which I have to swallow for 1 week each month, for a grand total of 3 months. That's over 200 bucks. Ouch.

So SheWhoBrewsPotions sent me a sample of neem oil which was enticingly labelled "Smelly Neem Oil" to help hasten my recovery. It smells and looks like oyster sauce even though Jess denied sending me oyster sauce so my feet will smell like I have stepped in Chinese leftovers.

She also gave me a Pink Cake lip balm from My Lip Stuff. Whee!

I also ordered this Korean eyelash adhesive from Girllashes called Darkness for $10.50.

It is absolutely not dark, unlike what the name implies, but a curious shiny bluish colour that I've only seen in Korean lash adhesives. I bought it following the demise of my Sherani surgical adhesive, which clumped and curdled after I forgot to cap it. It totally kicks Sherani's ass. I loved Sherani because it is waterproof. But Darkness is all that Sherani is and more. <3

Right. Why am I waxing lyrical over an eyelash adhesive? Next package!

More brushes from Coastal Scents! I love the stippling brush I got previously so much that I've ordered another to apply my lovely MAC blush with.

I also got a lip brush which barely lived up to my expectations.

And I reordered the synthetic fine eyeliner brush as well, because I discovered that it's completely fab as a concealer brush. It's so precise! <3

Freshkon was totally giving out free pairs of their Alluring Eyes (or whatever it's called) lenses, so I got them in Mist Brown. Nobody could tell I was wearing lenses though. I endured the dryness and discomfort for nothing! I am so junking them.

I'm Not Gonna Lie

September 01st, 2008 Comments(0)

I am very, very, very vain. Why else would the credit card bill for August show that 81.5% of my expenditure was on false eyelashes? Granted, out of the...182 pairs of lashes ordered, only 25 were mine. But maybe I should stop organising so many sprees. It's so easy to get a heart attack when you see the credit card bill.

3 loves of my life: False eyelashes, computers, and Hong Kong food.

Those Jinx Tees Arrived

August 26th, 2008 Comments(0)

Thank you Tiago!!!!

Pretty Bath Products

August 24th, 2008 Comments(1)

I'm pretty much a no-nonsense girl when it comes to skincare and bath products. I like clean, honest brands like Cetaphil and Acne.org. For any extra maintenance, there's always Jess who offers no-frills organic skincare with the most awesome clay masks.

But girls will be girls. Looking at these beautiful bath products makes me want to buy them all and put them in a revolving display with lights shining right on them.

Gorgeous soaps and powder puffs from Soapalaya Soaps:

And uber cute bath ice cream fizzies from Me! Bath with uber cute names to match!

Cafe con Leche

California Dreaming

Cosmopolitan

Divine Lotus

Gifts & Purchases

August 15th, 2008 Comments(1)

I have the sweetest friends in the whole wide world! Yes, they pwn yours. Unless of course, we share the same ones. Just look at my birthday loot.

Jess: Was horrified I was using some Silkygirl blush with a broken lid. She gifted me with a limited edition MAC blush from the Sonic Chic collection - Nuance.

I can't get a decent photo of it. And obviously when you have the patience of a raging bonobo, you wouldn't wait to take a decent picture of anything new you get before you actually use it. Hence, forgive those specks of powder that seem to have gotten stuck on the lid. Now, MAC products are usually so underwhelming for me. I never quite got the cult-like hype surrounding it. But this is uber pretty! My first peachy blush too!

It came bubble wrapped and then wrapped again like a bomb. :P

I love that girl. And not just because she bought me a pretty blush. Also because she made me chamomile herb packs (not for sale!) and amazing blends for my eczema, and oh, she gave me a pair of fake eyelashes to boot. Kidding. :P I love her only because she's the best bitching MSN buddy ever. She's turning me into some new-agey weirdo with her 'organic' ways!

Tiago: This sexy Brazilian is a man after my own heart. :P Another Jinx.com gift certificate!


I bought this with his last gift certificate. And I just realised I never got around to showing a pic of me wearing it. Oh well, one of these days I'll get around to doing some camwhoring. (Fuqn Jme has the same shirt. :P Please remind me to never wear it when I'm going to be meeting him, in case he is wearing it too!)

These are the tops that I totally want:


I would've bought this in a heartbeat. Except it's out of stock. All the sizes are.


And I want this. Goes to show you never stop being a WoW fanatic, even after you've stopped WoWing.

My Girls: Bought me hot pink earphones to match my pink (decal'ed) iPod. And a beautiful bag from Korea in the most gorgeous shade of baby pink with gold clasps and zips. It's supposedly Miu Miu-inspired. But I wouldn't know the difference anyway, not being interested in branded bags at all. It's really well-made and now I carry it everywhere.

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Who said money can't buy happiness? Temporary happiness, that is. I love the feeling of receiving a fat package in the mail. And so recently, I've bought:

Fake eyelashes: Possibly one of my greatest addictions ever.


#442 from Girl Lashes. Fab service. Quality products.


Ardell Wild Lash Beautiful. These are really pretty and not really dramatic. I love them to death. That's why I bought another 3 on my last order!

Coloured contacts: The wonders of the Internet. Now I can find coloured contacts in my prescription that don't cost me 500 buckaroos!


The contacts don't show because my dad took my digital camera and I had to settle for the lousy phone camera. But they're a dark blue-grey. And I'm wearing lash #442. :)

Oversized sunglasses: Isn't it pretty? For only 10 buckaroos! And I got the case for like 8 bucks on an online spree.

Eyebrow trimming package: 6 sessions for $58 at Easy Perfect. Because good brows are important. That stupid Clementi threading place was giving me injuries aplenty and inconsistent shapes. Ughhh!

Okay, I shall stop logging my purchases for now. Else I'd probably get a heart attack seeing how much I spent.

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