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Monday, April 25, 2011

Forever 21 Haul

So like a lot of people, i have a love/hate relationship with Forever 21. Especially their online store. I hate going into an actual F21 in stores, it's always so crowded! The lineups are long and the change room takes forever! Besides, online always have better selections, free shipping with $65 and over and super fast shipping. That's why i hate you Forever 21! You're like a vampire! I really really hate you, and yet i still buy from them. Such sadness. Anyway...but yeah, it's the shipping that usually attracts me, they are so fast it's crazy. I made my order on a Tuesday, and i got it Thursday morning.

So my big packages arrived, and i was super excited that i forgot to kick my slippers away to take a proper picture. Sorry you all have to look at my giant feet.

Oh what a mess!

This romper looked really good on the website, but it looks pretty ridiculous on me. I think it's my height, i think it's meant for taller people.

The top part is a tube. Looks like i'm wearing shorts with a tube tucked in.

This animal print patterned tube i like a lot more, since i loveeee animal prints!

I also got this flow-ie top with cut shoulders.

Last shirt i got was this plain simple white top with 3/4 length sleeves. I like simple tops. (Hence why i look happiest in this pic lol)

I also got 4 pairs of shoes on the site. One pair of black slouchies, cream colored loafers for work and two flip flop sandals. Bf said the white ones look cheap. Well that's because they are! The white pair of sandals was only $8-ish, best for quickly slipping on and running errands.

And i also got a sky blue colored nail polish, a necklace and a white shell earrings since the ones i had before (from Bahamas) broke!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Weekend mini haul

Sephora had their 15% OFF promotion for beauty insiders going on and i was excited to pick up some stuff. Jeeez i wanted everything, but i had to remind myself to save :(
they also gave out a free Sephora tote for V.I.B. members, and i was happy to get one.

I bought a new Clarisonic replacement brush since mine was due for a change. I got the one for sensitive skin since it's softer.

I also got Boscia's green tea blotting papers since my Mary Kay one was running low. I heard great things about these and since the packaging was so cute, i just had to pick one up.

The cashier lady also gave me a free sample with my purchase. It's a Clinique 3 step face wash kit. It's actually quite big, really like the size, and it will last me 4 days since they put the 3 products in like pill tablets where you have to pop it out. It's cool.

And of course, the free Sephora tote, made out of vinyl? 

Also stopped by at shoppers drug mart to pick up a "dry shampoo" since everyone's been talking about it, i just had to try it. I know it's not good to wash your hair everyday, and this is for when you just need to skip a day, don't have time but your roots are oily, just spray in sections, massage it in with your fingers just like how you would when you are actually washing your hair and then comb it out. It actually works, i just don't like how it turns my hair into a darkish grey color on the parts that i sprayed. Maybe i didn't do it right?

My boyfriend and i always go out for dinner on the weekends, and after dinner he and i always like to go grocery shopping, just to browse around or just to walk off the dinner. We happened to be near a T&T and we picked up some really cute Japanese candies. I loveeeee Japanese sweets, they are so yummy. Especially  their cute chocolate. I swear i can live off them like how L can live off sweets.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Macro LED Ring Light

I have finally made my purchase after months of debating. My obsession for camera gadgets have finally won.
So i purchased a macro LED ring light for my DSLR after having seen so many other bloggers use it and the result are always so nice. With this light,i can take better product pictures for you guys and of course camwhore better without those dark shadows getting in the way that flash sometimes give.

a very blinding LED light
I windex-ed my mirror for this shot hahaha the dust was making me upset!

I have also purchased a remote control for my camera as well. Quite pricey for a small piece of plastic i have to say. I don't particularly like this, mainly because it has to be pointed directly at front of the camera to work, however i guess it's better than having one with a wire since you can see it in the picture.

Testing out the remote

Also has a 2-second delay for me to hide my remote in time. Also this pic is here because i wanted to show off my t-shirt hahaha. Does anyone else watch Community channel on youtube like i do?

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Rain Rain

Thunderstorm this morning. Oh how i love the sound of thunder and the sight of lightning :)
Summer's coming! <3

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Face Routine

Morning routine

I've been using a lot of Asian brands lately since i wanted to change up what i normally use. I bought a bunch of stuff from, but i'm still forever on a lookout for good face products.

I've been using the Sewame: Perfect firming and Whitening Cleanser

I really like the Sewame paper masks that I've tried so i wanted to try their cleanser too. Of course i didn't believe for one second that the "face firming" feature will actually work, but i mainly bought it for the whitening properties. I haven't seen a huge difference but i guess my face does seem brighter after i rinse off the cleanser.

I also use the Shiseido perfect liquid and Shiseido perfect whip

I use the perfect liquid first, which is basically a cleansing oil. I massage my face with it on dry skin and then when i add water, it turns into a milky lather. And just to be a clean freak, i always use the perfect whip right after the oil. It's a thick cream cleanser, i just put some onto my hands, and slowly foam it up by adding water and massage my face with it. I like it so far, but originally i had wanted to try Shiseido's perfect oil and perfect milk (which is basically the same thing, but newer) but they had run out so i opted for these two instead.

So after i'm done washing my face, i apply the tea tree toner from the body shop (sorry forgot to take a picture of my toners).

After doing so, i moisturize my face with SANA nameraka Honpo Essence 

This stuff is really runny, but moisturizes my face pretty well. It does not absorb fast enough for my liking, so i have to wait before apply makeup and if i apply too much, i may become oily. I blame it on this...But i do get dry patches sometimes and this really helped with those.

Night routine

So when it comes time to take off the war paint at the end of the day, as i have already mentioned before, i use my all time favorite makeup remover: MANDOM: cleansing express moist/sebum

Sorry for reusing this picture, didn't take a new one
After that, i wash my face with Ole Henriksen Aloe vera deep cleanser

I'm running out
This stuff is gooey and oozy and very very runny but it does clean well and is soothing. I use this cleanser with my clarisonic. I use my clarisonic once everyday. It helps it foam up and create lather.

On the days where i don't wear makeup, i use the LANEIGE multi cleanser with the clarisonic.

A lady gave me a small sample of this at the store and when i tried it i really liked it, so i bought a full size one from It's a creamy cleanser where you just lather it on your hands and apply all of your face with your hands. I kind of strips the moisture off my face though, my skin feels a little tight afterwards. Which means it's a good idea to apply moisturizer right after using this cleanser.

After cleansing my face, i apply the seaweed toner from the body shop (sorry, forgot to take a picture). And after that, i apply the H2O Sea results overnight perfecting peel

theres a scratch down the center :(
This stuff is supposed to help with acne and perfecting skin tone and everything over night. I like it so far but i just really hate the smell. It has a strong smell of alcohol, but you can't smell it after its been applied.

After that, i use Skinfood's tea tree essence

I've heard so many good things about skinfood and once i saw that they had a tea tree line, i just had to try it. I love tea tree especially because it's good for troubled skin. I can't really tell if it had helped my skin, but i know it's very moisturizing. it's in pump form and two pumps covers my face and neck.


Once or twice a week i will pamper my skin by giving it a mask. I use a lot of paper masks too and i have so many different kinds, but i'm sorry i have also forgot to take a picture of those as well. Some non paper masks that i use are:

Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque

Everyone raves about how amazing this stuff is, an i just had to try for myself as well. I was so frustrated because i couldn't find it anywhere in Toronto (if anyone knows please tell me!), so i had to as a friend in New York to help me get one. I really do like it actually, it dries in around 30 minutes and it's a mint green color, making you look like the wicked witch from Dorothy and the yellow brick road movie. It helps dries up pimples just like it says, but only the small ones though. Because there's mint, it makes your face feeling sll tingly and refreshed, love that.

Mary Kay: Revitalizing mask 

Had this for a while now, but i like it. It's also a green mud mask that dries. It has small micro beads that helps massage your skin when applying and it can also be used as a scrub when mixed with water. I've never used it that way before though, I've always used it like a mud mask.

Boscia: Luminizing black mask

I got this because it was so raved about and had really good reviews on sephora so i just had to get my hands on one. This stuff is really black and i find it really messy. It's supposed to dry completely and you can just peel the whole thing off. It's like a giant nose pore strip for your face. It didn't work that way for me though, it took me nearly 30 minutes just to try peeling everything off and it got into my finger nails and all for the small patches that didn't dry completely yet. The trick is to apply a really thick layer so it will be easier to peel off. I like how when you peel it off you can actually see your black heads/white heads and dirt that was on your face but the whole thing is just too time consuming and messy. I've only used this twice and not very willing to use it a third time.

O'slee- Soybean milk whitening BB mask

This is a fun product. It comes out like shaving cream, very whippy and you just have to leave it on your face for 3 minutes before washing it off. Very quick and easy. It has a slight sting when i put it on but i guess that means it's working. The first time i tried it, my skin was stinging for the entire 3 minutes and after i washed it off my face was red. I was so scared i was allergic to it. But then i tried it a few more times and the stinging got less and my face is a nice healthy pink afterwards.