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Kawaii Tokyo Brighten-Up Wash Champagne Holiday

A little goes a long way, a pea-size of this creamy cleanser is enough for each useage. I particularly love the rose scent which makes me think I'm drinking rose syrup everytime I wash my face (lol)

My face feels moisturized & refreshed after usage, and gives me an instant brighten-up effect. Although the effect wears off after a while, but it does help to lighten my scars which I'd gotten from a botched facial some years back. With the steep price of S$25, I won't be re-purchasing it anytime soon.

Rating: 3/5

Shiseido Perfect Whip Cleansing Foam


Thiscleanser forms as a soft and rich peak, acting as a "cushion" toprotect the skin from harsh cleansing motion. Meanwhile, it penetratesinto the pores to clean impurities and excess sebum. Skin becomesclean, soft and hydrated. Contains hydrating agents, including amino acid, forsmoothing and maintaining the natural moisture of the skin.


As I use a waterproof liquid foundation often, I need to depend on effective cleaning agents to avoid clogging my pores. So after removing all makeup with Cleansing Oil, the Perfect Whip works perfectly well in washing off any remaining residue. Again a little goes a long way - with just a pea-size amount of productand water, it foams up easily and enough to cover your face and yourneck.

My cleansed skin feels more hydrated, and the great thing about this not-too-fancy-packaged product is that it does not strip off the natural oils in our skin. Which means the skin doesn't need to produce excessive amounts of oil/sebum to compensate for the oils lost during constant cleansing. Plus, it is so cheap.

Rating: 4/5
Disclosure:The product reviewed in this entry is based on the opinions &experiences of the author. This product was bought by the author and in no way was this review influenced by the company, nor accepting any form of payment nor benefit.


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I went GaGa-oohlala♪ at the new 4-storey Forever21 outlet, but only had time to visit the first 2 floors. Aah~ couldn't find the top I'd set my eyes on so settled on this black floral tunic in the end. No Small size available, got Medium instead... Got 3 pairs of ear studs for the price of 1 and a piece of chunky necklace too. That's enough clothes and accessories for now.

REGRET I suddenly realized that there's no occasion to doll myself up. What was I thinking? Why do I have to shop for new clothes for?! (´ω`)

Makeup-related
: I re-purchased ZA Concealer Perfection, one of the best I've ever used to conceal my dark circles. Also, their new range of eyeshadow paIettes caught my eye. The Dramatic Eye Color series come in 5 shades of 4 gradations each. I've got mine in Blue. Earlier I'd bought a single eyeshadow color -which I forgot to include in the picture- that's almost the same shade of the darkest shade from the ZA palette. It ia a glitterish dark blue color and I promise to do a swatch soon☆

SPLURGE: I finally received my Cartier LOVE Charity Bracelet in red! Moment of truth - I've always been proud of my slim wrists but yesterday, after trying to adjust the bracelet for hours, I really want to bang my head against the wall. Literally. (/。\)

Lastly, I finally own my first Stila product - Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer!! YAY!! Often I would mix my liquid foundation and Red Earth's Secret Potion to create my own tinted moisturizer but I just want to try this out after hearing so many raves.

Gosh, I have burnt a huge hole in my pocket in one day! (つд⊂)

(Another picture taken on Monday)


哇呀呀! 今天花很多钱呀~ 我可怜的口袋破了个大洞啦!!
中意的上衣找不到,就只好买这件有花边的黑裙,还有耳环和超重的项链.

后悔 我突然醒悟 - 根本没有场合能让我大盘自己,我到底在想什么啊? 我干嘛去买新衣呀?! (´ω`)

大手笔今天终于收到订购的红色Cartier LOVE 慈善手链! 一直以来我都以我瘦得手腕为傲,但昨天花了几个小时弄到好想撞墙啦! (/。\)

最后,我终于买到了我第一个Stila 产品哦!!

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Just like last Monday, I found myself in a chirpy mood for no particular reason though. Maybe I was wearing my new tank top, coupled with a nice purple scarf? Being in a good mood leads to a smile on my face, so today's self-taken pictures turned out so nice! Σ(゚ー^*)

I headed to The Body Shop earlier in search for Satsuma-flavored shampoo! If you are a regular reader of my blog, you would know I'm pretty crazy over the citrus scent! Haha! Sadly, no Satsuma shampoo in their hair range, but they do have home fragrance oil in Satsuma flavor! Alas, the smell was too strong for my liking~.

Selections at the local F21 are pathetic, most of the clothes are in mono colors and the designs are not my type. I'll have to check out the newly-opened 4-storey outlet soon✔

Today I found out my fave Red Earth's Secret Potion has been out of stock islandwide for the last 3 months! My supply is running low and I need a new bottle! (つд⊂)

Also, Sana's undereye concealor is also sold-out, just when I've researched enough to get myself one...(つд⊂)

I had to cut short my shopping trip due to the rain. Bummer!
Enjoy my mini random haul (lol)



PS
I was getting my Starbucks fix this afternoon and the barrister recognized me! "Hey, I know you, I bookmarked your blog!" (lol)

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Kiehl's Superbly Restorative Argan Skin Salve


Thisintensive skin salve is formulated with Moroccan Argan Oil and a blendof Eucalyptus, Patchouli, Orange and Cedarwood Oils to help soothe andreplenish dry skin, minor skin imperfections, and to soften cuticles.May also be used on hair to smooth split ends and fly -aways, leavinghair feeling softer and more nurtured..

Key Ingredient: Eucalyptus Extract / Eucalyptus Oil
EucalyptusExtract is an aromatic oil native to Australia. It has been regarded byboth Aborigines and European settlers as a general cure-all in herbalremedies. The pale, volatile liquid is taken from fresh eucalyptusleaves, and the most important component of the liquid is Eucalyptol.Used to refresh skin. Produces an aromatic odor.


I'd got this along with the Body Lotion a while back, but got put offby the smell so they sat on my shelf, collecting dust. To be fair, Idid apply on my dry lips but the oiliness grossed me out.

Untilrecently, I've developed a love for this pomade-looking substance!Apply a tiny amount and it soothened my dry, spilt ends and tamedflyaways perfectly, WITHOUT leaving my hair oily!

Usethis only after styling, OK? As for the body lotion, I'll probably giveit away since 1) I don't like the smell of the Eucalyptus Extract 2)Ilove my Satsuma stuffs!! Any takers? (lol)

Rating: 3/5

Disclosure:Theproduct reviewed in this entry is based on the opinions &experiences of the author. This product was a prize won through a contest held by a local magazine and inno way was this review influenced by thecompany, nor accepting any form of payment nor benefit. 

I would like to extend a big Thank You to everyone for participating in my first ever Giveaway! I've received a total of 36 entries and the 3 lucky winers are: 1) Marie S. 2) Susan Quah 3) Heather Malinski

Ladies, I will send out your prizes (including samples from BRTC and a facial sheet mask each!) within the next 2 weeks, so do email me your mailing address ASAP.

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The most important relationship in your life is the relationship you have with yourself no matter what happens.


My fave bookstore finally stocks up these Post-It Flags!! The neon colors are so irresistible! The one I got 2 years ago lasted me for a very long time. Many of my novels are marked with these colorful tags~. (^-^)v

I often come across quotes while reading, but to pull out my notebook to jot them down is a hassle. These pretty things really come in handy, I assure you. One of my most heavily tagged book is The Thirteenth Tale, the bestselling debut by Diane Setterfield.

↑ I'm hoping the vibrant colors will help brighten up my dull life.~.

无论人生发生什么困难,最重要的是对得起自己的良心.

我最爱的书局终于又售卖这些书旗了耶!! 这霓虹系列很美吧!
两年前买的到现在还有剩呢~ 拥有的小说都贴满了这些标签哦~. (^-^)v

每次在阅读的时候都会注意书中的词汇,若看中什么就会贴上一张旗子.
因为在外头要拿笔记本来抄写很麻烦,这个就派上用场的说!

↑ 希望这些鲜艳的颜色能把我无趣的人生...开启另一端不同色彩的生活~.

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I was in an exceptionally good mood this morning as evidently shown in the pictures above. When you are in high spirits, everything you touch turns to gold. Literally. (*^ー^*)

The title derives from the SILKYGIRL Duo Eye Shadow in Smokey Spark, unfortunately I can't capture the look beautifully with my mobile camera. I added black on the outer corners to give definition. My friend actually thought I was wearing blue (lol)

I've always lament about my self-dubbed Fishball face, though my friends assured me it's heart-shaped. Everyone I know loves squeezing my cheeks, which sometimes annoyed the hell outta me. I've always thought they were baby fat but it just doesn't seem to go away. Thankfully I've grown to embrace my chubby cheeks because they make me look young~. σ(^。^;




I finally bought new clothes!!! The last time was... last August (lol)
What is wrong with me? I have no qualms spending my moolah on skincare & makeup products but think twice when it comes to clothes!

Anyway, I had set my eyes on these pretty clothes but they seem too big for me. The ones I finally settled on are actually in Small & Extra Small sizes. Isn't it outrighteous?! (゚ロ゚)

This Kent hair brush from the Air Hedz range caught my hair while shopping for a bigger brush. These GLO quills contain powerful energizing ion molecules that help remove UV and environmental damage from hair. The handle is rubbery yet with a firm hold and comes in 6 different colors. I got mine which caters for long & thick hair, and there's another one for short fine hair.

The Neutrogena oil-free eye makeup remover fail to impress me. It claims to remove even waterproof mascara, but it took me longer than usual when  removing my Guerlain mascara!!

So that concludes my chirpy day, which hopefully won't be my last (lol)

PS 
I've been receiving emails, asking if I'm married.
Guys, the ring is not on my left hand *wink*

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I was introduced to Aaron De Mey when I'd attended the exclusive Lancôme Declaring Indigo Preview upon invitation last July. Dubbed as a Makeup Magician, the New Zealand-born now serves as Lancôme International Artistic Director For Makeup.

From the Pink Irreverence Spring'09 to the Declaring Indigo Fall'09, now he presents us: Ô My Rose! Spring'10 Collection. Σ(゚ー^*)




This Spring, experience the prettiest and most provocative shades. From the sweetness of soft corals, mixed with a playful pop of teal, to instantly update lips, cheeks and eyes… Ô my!


Take note that there are a couple of products that will only be launched internationally(except the US).

For instance, the Baby Kiss in Coral.
On his maiden trip to Tokyo, de Mey was given a geisha lipstick housed in a pot. When water was added and painted on the lips, it became dry and provided a matte finish. He then took this concept and turned it into Baby Kiss, a multipurpose product that can be used on the cheeks or add water to it for a more intense metallic effect on the lips. It can either be worn under lip gloss or worn alone. Housed in a mini box, Baby Kiss currently comes in coral with a light sparkle. However there will be different shades to come in the near future.

So ladies, any product that has caught your eye yet?

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Olay's White Radiance CelLucent technology ensures our skin attains close to its naturally light hue for a truly glowing fairness. The whitening essence formula contains vitamin B3 that penetrates down to the sun-layers of the epidermal cells and nautral whitening essence extracts helps reduce the appearance of discoloration.



This Olay White Radiance Whitening and Soothing Mask comes in a box of 5, and are packaged in single sheets inside air tight packets. I really love the exquisite packaging and the mask fits around the contours of my face very well, without the need to adjust to fit around my eyes, nose and mouth.

The essence is milky whitethat resembles soap and flakes of white fibres can be found on my face after the essence has dried. It gets a little sticky, but once absorbed my skin feels hydrated and soft.

As for the whitening effect, I can't say since I've been using the serum from the same range the day before and it produced great results the very next day. I kid you not! Stay tuned for a review☆

I will not get this again once I've used up my supply, to be honest I've used better ones and are so much cheaper.

Rating: 2.5/5

Disclosure:The product reviewed in this entry are based on the opinions &experiences of the author. This product was a gift with purchase of another product which was purchased by the author of this blog and in no way was this review influenced by thecompany, nor accepting any form of payment nor benefit.



I spent this morning re-organzing my beauty, makeup & hair products. Look at how much sheet masks I have (lol) Realized after taking the picture, I forgot to include the Olay masks, but nevermind.

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I was about to post up a review today but some ignorant person pissed me off in the morning and I had to scrape everything.



This morning, an Aussie accused me of docking of Milo's tail for vanity. FOR MY VANITY! Apparently I'd trimmed off his tail so that he will look good in my photographs. WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS NONSENSE?!

Obviously, the Jack Russell on the left isn't Milo, I just want to show the length of an undocked tail, and Milo's.

I'm more hurt than angry by her ignorant words! Many dogs are docked at birth, BEFORE any potential parents have any input. Milo's wiggle was docked off before he arrived at my home, around 2months old. So how was I to know what ordeal he went through from birth to the time we met. Seriously, I can't even bear to picture that horrendous scene in my head! (つд⊂)

4th day into the New Year and I've already some wacko barking up my tree. Throw some confetti!! (;`Д´)≡⊃

Anyway, I bought a new chew toy for Baby, one that squeaks which he likes. But he bit into one cotton and headed straight to the stuffings inside within 15 minutes.  (ーДー;)ヾ


 

 

I've been included by Dee to do a "Once Upon A Time" tag:

1. Post a picture from your childhood (less than 13 yrs old).
2. Write about the picture.
3. Tag your friends and readers.

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Taken at a theme park, here's me at 6 years old sitting in a bridal sedan. Now all I lack is a hunk (lol)

Tagging: Lane, Blaire and anyone who are interested.

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Happy New Year, everyone! Another decade has gone by, I hope the Reaper takes a holiday, maybe around the universe in 80 years! (lol)
I saw 3 tributes to Michael Jackson on the first day, what a depressing start for 2010. 6 months seems like a very long time... (´・ω・`)

2009 didn't quite end on a bad note. Yes I've met and got stepped all over my people whom I'd regarded as friends but that's all in the past. As I'm gradually losing hope that people have evolved into heartless & selfish creatures, my losing faith seems to have rekindled itself as new friends(you know who you are!) sprout out like rain into my desert-like life. Very dramatic, I know~ (^_^)

So these 2 days I've received loads of emails askin' me about my New Year Resolutions. Erm, I’ve never been one for resolutions, mainly because I can never keep them. So why wreck your brains thinking of new ones each year, right?

But for the sake of answering the question: I will stop moping around and get over those fair-weathered friends, stop taking initiatives etc. OK I failed the last one because I did that this morning, but that was before me coming up with the list. So it doesn't count and I hope it will not happen again. Notice that I said "hope" instead of "promise." (`~´)

It's not fair to count on me to do the "Keep In Touch" part. As a friends, you have the duty to do your part unless I'm there as your last resort when your other cool friends aren't free to hang out with you. So don't whine that I don't call, YOU NEVER DO IT ANYWAY!



Now comes my first (mini)haul for 2010!!! I'd read rave reviews about OLAY's White Radiance Intensive Brightening Serum, and decided to try it out myself. The bottle is gorgeous, isn't it? I have fair skin but somehow don't find myself gleaming with much radiance. The whitening masks do help but are just a temporary fix.


The key highlight behind this light gel-like serum is a highter concentraion of Niacinamide, which helps to in inhibit melanin transfer deep within the epidermal layers. In addition, increasing the cell renewal rate and improving skin moisturization are also key contributors to achieving CelLucent Fairness. Also, Niacinamide helps to increase epidermal skin cell renewal, allowing the older and darker skin cells to be sloughed off to reveal the fairer skin cells within.


Because of the New Year promotion, you can choose between 2 free gifts: Eye Cream($15.90) and a box of 5 Whitening & Soothing Masks(29.90) from the White Radiance range. It's a no-brainer, right?



Milo has been oozing with cuteness these couple of days. Just look at his Signature Stare, KAWAII NEH!!! After greeting me, he likes to lay on his back, waiting for a tummy rub~ o(^-^o)

Yesterday, a beetle -the size of his paw- flew in through the window. Being a baby and never seen the insect before, he bit it and ran round the house, challenging me to catch him! It took me 15mins to coax him out from under the sofa, at the same time screaming about the disgusting act (lol) There was beetle blood on the floor too, GROSS!!

Well, at least I know who to turn to when there's cockroaches again. Nasty pests beware of the Almighty Milo!

Many thanks to all 36 participants who had joined my first Giveaway. I will announce the winners very soon. Also, I have many products to review, so do look out for them in my upcoming posts.

Enjoy the long weekend~.

Hugs & Kisses
~AG

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