Thursday, December 30, 2010

MOR Perfume Oils - SWEET! ^^

I got this as a Christmas gift from a good friend of mine, Mel! Thank you!

We went shopping together & when I saw the packaging in David Jones I was like ooooouuuu hahah and I started looking at the Lychee one (the pink one on the RHS) and she decided to get it as a Christmas present for me! :)

They also have handcreams in these scents as well, but I wanted these perfume oils more! :)

Here is the packaging:



They were AU$19.95 each, but they had a 20% or 30% sale that day! :)
So it was cheaper!


Here's what they look like:
The one on the left is BELLADONNA and the one of the right is LYCHEE FLOWER:



So, the caps:


The Lychee one:


The Bella one:

Another look at the caps/lids:


Adorable packaging!

I have never tried this brand before - this are my first things from them and I LURVE the packaging if you can't tell! ;)

The Lychee one smelled a bit like watermelon at first - that's what I thought when I smelled the tester anyways! haha but after a while ya... more like lychee haha but like a lychee floral - smells girly!

The Bella one is more floraly than the Lychee and less sweet.

Would I repurchase?
Yes!

Application?
It's a rollerball not a spray.

Have you tried MOR before? Yay or nay?


Lara xo

CLINIQUE Take The Day Off Makeup Remover Review

CLINIQUE Take The Day Off Makeup Remover for lids, lashes and lips Review:

How many times can I say ouuuuchhh?

OMG... it hurt my eyes lip hell! -_-


Here's the sample I got as a GWP:



"Allergy Tesed. 100% Fragrance Free"

It means nothing to me!

Stings & hurts...

I'm allegic to Clinque's blushes too but I thought this brand would be good for people with sensitive skin?

Oh... and the sunscreen that I heard so many raves about? Yea.. allergic to that too -_-

The back:

As you can see here it I have used it and it's one of those dual phase makeup removers:


Have you tried this? Did you like it?


Lara xo

MAC VIVA GLAM GAGA Lipstick Review & Swatch!

I am probably one of the last people to get this lipstick!
It's for a great cause and I am a fan of Ms Lady Gaga herself!

So here is the lipstick & packaging:



Here is the lipstick colour/shade:



Swatched on the top above Rimmel's Airy Fairy:



It is a bubblegum pink colour - it looks quite bright & intimidating but it's a lustre & goes on sheerer than I thought. It can be layered.

Blue-toned pink!

I found it a bit drying but not too bad.

No allergic reactions (and I'm allergic to Chapstick!).

This is my first (and currently only) MAC lipstick!

Would I repurchase?
I've only used it once so I can't say but we'll see! :D

Have you got this lipstick? Do you like it?

Have you tried the lipgloss version? It looks good but I'm afriad it might be gloopy!


Lara xo

Monday, December 27, 2010

Rimmel's Airy Fairy Review & Swatches!

Pics:



Swatches:



Swatched next to MAC VIVA GLAM GAGA Lipstick!!



 I searched far & wide for this shade! Everytime I went to look for it... they were all gone!! Everywhere!

Then.. I found it in my local pharmacy! :) Woot!

More pics:




Where are the swatches? I am a bad swatcher... can you just imagine it? ;)

Lol! It's true to the tube colour! :)

Smell
Umm... not a fan of the smell... not bad, but I don't really like it!

I really like the colour! :)

Would I repurchase?
I'm still thinking on this... the smell is bugging me a bit.. but I really do like the shade! It's a bit drying on my lips, but not too bad though!

This is also my first Rimmel lipstick!

What's your fave Rimmel lipstick?


Lara xo

China Glaze For Audrey Swatches & Comparision to Tiffany & Co. Colour/Shade

Here is the infmaous China Glaze For Audrey:




Compared with the Tiffany & Co. Colour:



Are they exactly the same shade?
YES!! Well.. compared to the magazine ad anyways.. I don't own a box or anything but very very true to colour!

How many coats did I use?
2


Lara xo

Cutex Nail Whitener - not what I thought it was!

Hope every one had a great Christmas!

Here is a bottle of Cutex Nail Whitener that I have had for a while now...


Here is what it looks like on my nails:


What it claims to do:


What did I think it was?
A nail whitener... that whitens your nails as you use it... but no... it just makes you nails LOOK whiter! Lol! my bad!

I liked it as a base coat! It works good for that! :)

However, after a few years there is a slight smelll to this nail polish so I am going to remove it from my nail polish collection! :)

What base coat am I using now?
OPI Natural Nails Base Coat

What is your favourite base coat?

Lara xo

Comparison Swatches: OPI Rumple's Wiggin, Essie Lilicasm & China Glaze Light as Air

Comparison Swatches:

OPI Rumple's Wiggin, Essie Lilicasm &China Glaze Light as Air


I thought this might be useful to some people!

The lighest is definately China Glaze's Light as Air. OPI & Essie are EXTREMELY similar, OPI is a tad darker... the slightest - but not much! :) I am yet to use the OPI one though! :) Will soon hopefully!

Which one is your favourite?

Can you guess which one I am loving atm? ;)

Lara xo

Friday, December 24, 2010

Etude House Nail Polishes & Dotting Tools!


Hi all!

With Christmas near, I thought I'd share what I purchase for a few people in my life! This is only a bit of what I purchased of course! Will share more when my camera works again (have some photos on that!) So for now... we shall look at awesome iPhone quality photos!

First off...

A set of 5 dotting tools in all different sizes that I purchased from eBay! My sister-in-law does nails so I thought she'd find this handy! Next to it is a buffing file thing!



Here are some of the nail polishes I purchased as gifts (in addition with other items!) for a few people!


ETUDE HOUSE:

These are so cute! Look at the little bottles! How adorable are they?

L-R

PK007, PK003, PK012
A shimmery coral colour, a colour that looks like 'Strawberry Margerita' IMO, a baby pink.






 L-R
PK007, PK003, PK012


The following were for the BFF:

ETUDE HOUSE, Lucidarling!
These bottles were definately larger than the smaller ones above!



Also gave my mother a dark purple one in the Lucidarling (or Lucid Darling) and did not photograph it! If I remember I will & post it here later!

A bit about Etude House:

They are a Korean brand that are famous in Asian countries, and their popularity is like how MAC is in the US & Australia!



Have you tried Etude House nail polishes before?
What did you think of them?

What did you get for others? :)?

Lara xo

Dior Oh How I Adore! 257 Pink Trench/Pearl Lip Gloss!

Hi all!

How is everyone? :)

Sooo excited when I got this! The Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss 257 Pink Trench/Pearl Lip Gloss Review!

Here it is in all its glory!



Lurve the packaging!
It is a light pink lip gloss with shimmers! :)
I have tried it and it shows up as glossy and shimmery.
Perfect if you like glossy lips!
Not sticky at all! :) So you don't need to worry about it sticking to your hair!
The tube it so pretty to look at! ^^

I recently purchased Rimmel's Airy Fairy (Review & photos coming soon!) which I love to put this over the top! :)

Do you like Dior lip glosses? What's your fave shade?

Lara xo

Monday, December 20, 2010

51 Things in 101 Days!

According to Wikipedia, procrastination is "the act of putting off actions or tasks to a later time. Psychologists often cite such behavior as a mechanism for coping with the anxiety associated with starting or completing any task or decision".


I suffer majorly from this 'art', or shall I say I have perfected this 'art'! ^^ Either way, I always have a mental list of things to do that never seems to get done... I do do them, and I have started most of them, am progressing in a lot of them, and only completed a few of them! Do you guys have the same problem???


Mookxi's 101 things in 1001 days (sorry if I had to steal a few words from you Mookxi!) is such an awesome idea!


After some research it appears the original idea came from this website called DayZero: http://triplux.com/dayzero/
1001 days is too long for me so I am going to make mine a smaller scale with smaller goals! Starting today!
 
Mine will be titled: 51 Things in 101 days!


Start date: Monday, 20 December 2010
End Date: Wednesday, 30 March 2011 (Calculated thanks to this website!)Number of Items completed: 5/51 

Not started
Finished with Completion Date
In Progress
 
The mission:

Complete 51 preset tasks in a period of 101 days.


 The Things:





1. Get my Ps.
2. Learn to drive a manual car.

3. Wake up everyday at 9am for a week.
4. Wake up everyday at 8am for a week.
5. Wake up everyday at 7am for a week.
6. Wake up everyday at 6am for a week.
7. Sleep consecutively at 12am (midnight) every night for one week.
8. Sleep consecutively at 11pm every night for one week.
9. Sleep consecutively at 10pm every night for one week.
10. Sleep consecutively at 9:30pm every night for one week.
11. Get on the treadmill everyday for a week.
12. Go walking around the lake with the BFF 10 times. 1/10
13. Try 10 new restaurants. 1/10

14. Watch 5 movies in cinemas and blog about each one - I rarely get the chance to see movies!
15. Create a DVDs/movies to-watch-list – at least 20 movies.
16. Watch 5 of the movies on my to-watch-list.
17. Get rid of 51 material things.7/5118. Identify 51 things that make me happy.
19. Buy a one piece bikini that I would wear (that is flattering!)
20. Have a picnic somewhere (preferably not alone!)

21. Write a letter to myself to be opened in 10 yrs (min. 1000 words)
22. Send 3 emails to 3 different people I haven’t spoken to for more than a year.

23. Finish 1 assignment on the day before it is due (not on the day)!
24. Clean out and organise the study room. 09/01/11

25. Go through closets and the house and find things I and DH no longer wear /need to sell at the flea markets.
26. Do 2 more flea market stalls with the BFF.
27. Thoroughly clean up the house – every nook and cranny!

28. Clean up the shed.
29. Clean up the garage. 24/01/11

30. Throw 1 bag of rubbish out everyday for a week. 02/01/11 
31. Throw 2 bags of rubbish out everyday for a week. 24/01/1132. Throw 3 bags of rubbish out everyday for a week.
33. Learn how to change a tire.
34. Don’t complain about anything (no matter what) for a week.
35. Take a yoga class.
36. Have dinner by candlelight.
37. Expand my vocabulary in English by 20 words.
38. Expand my vocabulary in Vietnamese by 20 words.
39. Take a dance class.
40. Get a good camera – the Nikon thingy thingy... lol.
41. See and touch snow for the first time!
42. Spend a day at the beach.
43. No fast food (yes, that includes KFC! Restaurant meals are okay!) for a week.
44. Cook dinner every night for a week.
45. Eat vegetarian everyday for one week.
46. Eat papaya everyday for one week. 1/7


47. Eat fruit everyday for a week. 02/01/11
48. Wash dishes after every meal for one week.
49. Beat that last guy on Streetfighter IV in ‘gruelling’ level on the iPhone.

50. Learn how to knit.
 
And finally...


51. On day 101,publish a new 51 Things in 101 Days list that includes anything I haven’t finished already (hopefully, none)!  


Have you guys done something similar to this before? How did it go?
If you have not, would you consider doing it? And what motivated you? (It was me, wasn't it! ;))

Lara xo

Giveaway by Mookxi!

Hi all!

The lovely Mookxi is having a giveaway not that is open until January so check it out! It is international as well! :) Woot! :D

You need to answer a few questions for the giveaway... here is what I answered for the last two:

What are the three important things that everyone should know about you ?
1) I am a night owl! I like staying awake at night!
2) I go through phases of obessions about things (eg. now I am going through a nail polish phase!)
3) I hate excerise!

Share an important life lesson/tip you have learnt. It can be meaningful, or silly. Whatever you'd like to share ;-)
 
Things happen for a reason because no matter what, you are always better off today than you were yesterday! :)

Good luck everyone!

Lara xo
 
 
 

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Michelle Phan Interview on Thai Live Show - WoodyMorning 17Nov10 2/3



Here is Michelle Phan doing an interview/press thing on a Thai Live Show and she shows how to use her IQQU's Advance sunscreen (in the new packaging), she shows how to redifine eyebrows, apply eyeliner and mascara.

She shows her business card trick using Lancome's mascara. It looks like Hypnose!  She uses Lancome's powder compact as a mirror as well (probably because she is sponsered by them) so you get to see these products in action!

What did you guys think?

Lara xo

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Rainy Days & Blog Giveaways!

Hi all!

It's raining, gloomy, storming, thundering and there's lightning!

It's still crazy hot though... like 30 degrees inside the house!

Anyways... who doesn't love giveaways?

Here are two I found out about today:

Shantea Mac has a giveaway now. Look at the totally cool prizes below! Have a look and enter! It costs you nothing! ^^



ARES has one going on as well - check it out!


Awesome giveaway right? :)

I don't have much luck with giveaways but eh... no harm trying! :)

How are you guys going?

Lara xo

CHANEL Lipstick Like Maybe Love - Rouge Allure 78 Instinctive

After much deliberation I gave in and decided to purchase my first Chanel lipstick...

The Rouge Allure 78 Instinctive

Pros:
- pigmented
- lovely scent - not overpowering
- sleek packaging
Cons:
- The lipstick has some weight to it (but other Chanel lip products do too, i know! But just saying!)
- Not much product
- The price... but it is Chanel...
Overall:
I really like it but I am not sure I love it yet because I have not used it much... so it's a like maybe love!
Even just looking at it was worth the price though! ;)
What's your first Chanel lipstick? Do you love it?
Lara xo

I LOVE Christian Dior Lip Glosses & Lipsticks!

I seem to be developing a thing for Dior lip products... lip product crush! ^^

All products were recently purchased (in the last month or so) besides the Dior Creme De Gloss in 255.

I only own 2 Dior lipglosses atm.
But hopefully I will be aquireing more soon! ;)

The ones I own & love are:
Left to right
- Dior Creme De Gloss in 255, 6mL
- Dior Addict ultra-gloss Glow in 236, 6.3mL



The lipstick I have been wearing most regularly these days & loving to pieces because it is not so pigmented & looks like 'my lips but shinier':

It is Dior's Dior Addict High Shine in 260 Rose Couture/ Couture Pink
As you can see in the swatch above, it is very sheer. Sorry about the body hair - but every one is a bit furry! Deal with it! :p


Another recently purchased Dior lipstick:
Dior Addict Lipcolor in 863 Rose Bustier/Pink Bustier
I have not tried this out yet... will do soon! :)


Do you like Dior lip glosses or lipsticks?
Do you own any? What are your faves?
Lara xo

SIGMA MAKEUP Retractable Kabuki Brushes!

Remember how I told you guys Sigma Makeup had a Black Friday thing going on where all shipping was free?

This is what I picked up:

Miss Taylor Retractable Flat Top Kabuki Brush

Something About Marilyn Retractable Kabuki Brush










I am yet to try them out but will let you guys know if I like them or not later!
Initial reactions:
- Very surprised at the sturdy boxes - much thicker than I expected
- The colours look cool
- They both appear to be relatively dense
- They both have a loose retractable bottom - this should not pose to be a problem but it annoys me somewhat
I am very excited to have gotten these!
Price:
Both US$25.00 each
Have you got these brushes? Do you like them?
If you don't have these brushes - would you consider getting them?
Lara xo