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Monday, May 30, 2011

NYX Haul

Hey everyone, Nyx was having a 50% off sale at so i took advantage and got a few things.

i don't know why i got another makeup bag...
false lashes
Suuuper cute lipbalms
A black and gold jumbo eye pencils, a black and white pencil eye liners, a brow pencil in dark brown, a golden glitter liner, a free lip balm in bubble gum, and a nail polish in nude

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Clarisonic Review

I've been using the Clarisonic for two years now and i have finally gotten around to doing a review on it.
I purchased my Clarisonic at since at that time, i had a discount code and it came with additional items.
The one i got is the Clarisonic Plus, the original size one that has 3 speeds to choose from. I didn't get the Clarisonic Mia only because they ran out of the pink one i wanted lol.

I still have the original box it came in, and here's what it looks like.

Here's what the box said:

It claims the Clarisonic removes 6 times more the makeup then plainly using your hands with face wash to cleanse your face.

Just in case it's difficult to see the writing on the picture, here are the benefits:

- Clears pores and reduces the appearance of pore size
- Cleanses so effectively that skin care products absorbs better
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Helps reduce oily areas, dry patches and blemishes
- Remarkably gentle for cleansing all skin types, even with sensitive conditions such as rosacea and acne

So the package i got came with two brush heads. A sensitive brush head for your face and a brush head for your body. It's very easy to take on and off and is very sturdy, you don't have to worry about it flying off when in use.

Body Brush Head
Sensitive brush head for face.
It has a waterproof stand /charger for easy access. I usually just leave it plugged in do i can quickly take it to use and quickly put back. Totally hassle free.

The clarisonic Plus comes with 3 different speeds, one very mild and gentle one, next one is faster and stronger but still feels gentle and the third speed is very fast and a lot of pressure.
The first speed does not do justice for me, so i keep my clarisonic at the second speed. I find that the third speed is too harsh on my skin and it kind of hurts when you use it too long, so i never really change the speed at all.

Theres only two buttons which makes life so much easier. Once you turn it on, it goes for one minute. And it beeps after 15 seconds -->30 seconds --> 15 seconds. And it beeps and the brush rotates to let you know when to move on to a different part of your face. I usually do two runs, so 2 minutes for my face each day since i feel that one minute isn't enough pampering for my face.

The box also came with a few small samples of face wash and a mini scrub for your body when using the body brush head. I don't use these though, i prefer to use my own.

So how do i feel about the Clarisonic? I LOVE it! I used to use it twice a day, once in the morning, and once at night, but now i only use it at night since thats when i have to get my makeup off anyways. Also because my face has gotten a bit sensitive and can be quite dry at some times.

Compared to how i used to wash my face (with my hands and face wash), the Clarisonic defiantly makes my face feel CLEANER. It actually looks cleaner too, after rinsing off and patting dry, my face feels fresh and glowy. Not glowy like an oily face but glowy in a way that it's clean, kind of like you just polished your face and it starts shining.
The benefits states that it cleans your face so well that moisturizers can sink ion better, which i feel is true in a sense. The first month of using this i wake up to a more hydrated face than a dry one which i'm used to waking up to, even though i put loads of night creams.
About it making your pores smaller, that didn't work for me. I've been using this thing for so long, and the large pores on my nose area and my cheeks still haven't gotten smaller. maybe i just have stubborn pores.

You do have to change the brush head every once in a while, and you can easily get them from Sephora. I usually stick with the sensitive brush head or the delicate brush head, since they are goth so gentle and soft.

I would recommend the  Clarisonic to everyone and it's so easy to take to travel too. I went on a one week trip before and i took the clarisonic with me without taking the charger. it lasted the full week (and probably longer) without dying down.

Love it <3

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Victoria's Day Fireworks!

Happy Victoria's Day everyone!
It was a rainy day, but it has been rainy all week long.
Tonight, instead of watching the fireworks at a public park like we do every year, my friends and i got our own and went to the a deserted park to blow them up!
We were lucky, we were the only ones there at that time and it started to rain really heavily AFTER we were done=)

playing with sparklers

the bf  shooting fireworks

supposed to be a tree, but looks like brocolli 
moon and star
two houses
CN Tower and  the Dome...haha more like a car hitting a stop sign LOL

Friday, May 20, 2011

Grey Hairs

I found ONE lone strand of grey hair today:(
That's the second one i found since last year! So i quickly yanked it out to get rid of evidence!
I don't like it that i'm 24 and i'm already getting grey hairs :( I see a lot of guys my age with grays but never a girl!
Such sadness :(

Sunday, May 15, 2011

shoe rack

I forgot to mention that my boyfriend also got me a much needed shoe rack from the container store! i wish there was a container store in Toronto, that will be so amazing. I've realized that i have collected a bunch of shoes (some of which i rarely wear) over the years and i haven't had much room to store them. This is a nice tall shoe rack that fits 30 pairs of shoes, i think i need one more, and one for my purses=) Does anyone know any good sturdy shoe racks?

Friday, May 13, 2011


The boyfriend was in San Francisco and Maryland for 2 weeks for a conference, and just got back last week. I wish i could have gone, and i hope i have a chance to go one day, I've always wanted to go to San Francisco.
His hotel in San Francisco was in the middle of a shopping area downtown....jealous!!! but him, being a guy, it wasn't a big deal for him. On the other hand, if it were me.....I'd be ecstatic! He said there were a lot of places that sold crabs in San Fran. He got my family crab chips and crab crackers, but they were soon devoured before i had the chance to take pictures of them.
I've never been to a Walgreens in my life, so i just asked him to pick some stuff up for me at Walgreens.

Maryland on the other hand, he stayed at the financial District. He said it was boring, there were no shops around so he wasn't able to get me anything there haha.

Mint Julep Masque- they don't sell this in Canada
St. Ives green tea scrub- can't find this anywhere in Toronto
Apple hand moisturizer from Bath and Body- They don't have this scent here
Cetaphil- Just because

Giant pen- from his conference
Strange looking water bottle- from his conference

Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mommy's out there!

Had dinner with my family today at Diamond Banquet Hall @ First Markham Place for Mother's Day Celebration including my boyfriend and my grandmother.

love the golden spoon

Found an N shaped carrot=)

Mom and grandma
roses for mom and grandma

the family

bf, brother and i
my dad looks so mischievous sometimes
how cute, i didn't realize they had matching reading glasses

Love you Mom!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Royal Wedding (picture heavy)

Meant to put this post earlier but i wanted to wait until the pictures came out first.
So who else woke up super early to watch the Royal Wedding?
I think Prince William and Kate are perfect for each other, they look so happy and they are just so cute. Kate is just so beautiful and Prince William is perfectly handsome and charming [except he's balding :( ]
I thought her dress was very appropriate and beautiful, the train was defiantly not as long as Princess Diana's but still very princess-ie.

check out that beautiful lace

The kiss was too short!

the royal family

Such a beautiful wedding cake!
just look at all that detailing!
Another beautiful dress at the reception 
The day after their wedding.
Such a lovely couple and such a fairytale wedding. Can you imagine going to bed one night a normal girl and waking up the next day part of the royal family. A girl's fairytale dream! I hope they live happily ever after =)

Pictures taken from Celebuzz