Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Happy Moon Cake Day!

Hope you guys had a great moon cake day! 

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Review: Korres Lip Butter in Jasmine

What it claims: 
"Korres Lip Butters are the ultimate lip treatment packed with a juicy pop of color. The combination of Shea Butter and Rice Wax offers deep hydration and softness: Shea Butter's anti-inflammatory and potent moisturizing benefits cushion the skin and help restructure it and Rice Wax helps to seal in hydration, leaving the lips smooth all day."

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Dyes
- Petrochemicals
- Phthalates
- GMOs
- Triclosan

Where to buy: Sephora, Korres

Price: 13$ for 6g/0.21oz

What i think: 
Packaging: Loses points for unsanitary packaging but i can live with it ♥♥♥♥
Texture: "buttery", glides on smooth and creamy. ♥♥♥♥
Moisturizing: leaves my lips very soft. Keeps my lips moisturize for a long time before reapplication ♥♥♥♥ 
Lasting power: lasts a long time, approximately 2-3 hours ♥♥♥♥
Shine/color: nice sheen no color on my lips ♥♥♥♥
Smell/Flavor: dont hate or like the smell ♥♥
Price: kinda $$ for a lip balm 

I love this! It loses a point for being a little too expensive for a lip balm but probably worth it because it seems to last quite a long time. 

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Review: Benefit Some Kind-A-Gorgeous in medium

What it is:

A sheer, oil-free, cream-to-powder complexion perfector. What it is formulated to do:
This lightweight, translucent, foundation-like product smoothes out imperfections and evens skin tone with a silky, smooth finish that's super natural and super gorgeous.

Price: $10 for 2.6g/0.09oz

Shade: Medium 

What i like: 
  • light weight 
  • oil free 
  • super smooth application 
  • gives skin a slight glow
  • gives an even skin tone
  • doesn't break me out
What i dislike: 
  • doesn't cover imperfections/blemishes/under eye circles
Overall: I don't LOVE it but its nice for a "no makeup" sheer look. I still need to conceal my blemishes/scars/circles but the outcome looks pretty good. 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


"You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing."

"Only surround yourself with people who will lift you higher." - Oprah Winfrey

"The only way to multiply happiness is to divide it." "He who angers you, conquers you." - Authors Unknown

"Imagination is more important than knowledge." - Albert Einstein

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

"Marriage is not to choose the one you can live with, but the one you cannot live without."

"The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention." "Be patient with the faults of others, for they are patient with ours."

"What we need is to love without getting tired." - Mother Teresa

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." -Walt Disney

"The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty."

Gossip Girl!

Nicole by OPI introduced a limited edition collection inspired by Gossip Girl.

"Too Rich for You" was DEFINITELY my favorite from the collection. It is a really deep teal blue with just a hint of sparkle. HOWEVER it took me forever to find it! I had to go to a bijillion stores to find this color but im glad i did! Its gorgeous! 

Cant wait to try it out :D! 

Monday, September 13, 2010


Review: Catherine UV Whitening Deep Whitening Essence Mask

What it claims: 
For a more beautiful fair complexion
A concentrated deep whitening emulsion essence, scientifically enriched with highly purified natural raw materials
Its network-essence type organization improves absorption nutrient and moisture to the skin.
An extra deep whitening formula brings you an obvious skin whitening effect.

Can accelerate skin metabolism, recover tried skin quickly, prevent skin aging, slow down wrinkle appearance, lighten color spots, freckles and whiten skin. An extra deep whitening formula brings you an obvious skin whitening effect.

Contains: Deep whitening essence, concentrated collagen, natural betaine, aloe vera, gelatin, vitamin E, Elastic element and squalene

How to use: 

  1. after cleansing, dry face 
  2. take out mask and apply to face 
  3. wait 20-30 minutes 
  4. leave product on face 

WOW! This mask sounds promising!! With collagen, aloe, vitamin E and squalene those are pretty powerful ingredients.... CEPT!

IT didnt work! I hated the film left after i took the mask off. I didnt get an "obvious skin whitening effect". The gross "essence" didnt absorb very quickly and once it did it left an oily film on my skin. I cant comment on the "prevent skin ageing, slowdown wrinkle appearance" part... but my spots, freckles did not lighten.

Will you buy again: NO! There are products way better than this. I dont rem how much it cost but i remember it wasn't cheap.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Steamed Shrimp Stuffed Tofu

YEAH! My first attempt making this dish! Im sooo proud of myself :P!

This is a recipe for Steamed Shrimp Stuffed Tofu
This is a super healthy and yummy recipe that is pretty easy to make.

20 Raw Thai headless frozen shrimp
1/2 tbs Cornstarch
White pepper
Soy sauce
1 tbs Sesame oil
2 boxes of Soft Tofu
Saran wrap
Paper towel
1 bowl

How to:

  1. peel raw shrimp and dissect all the guts out of it 
  2. next rinse the shrimp 
  3. place shrimp on paper towel and dry off excess water 
  4. then place shrimp flat on a piece of saran wrap 
  5. place another clean piece of saran wrap on top of the shrimp 
  6. next pound away until the shrimp looks like a paste 
  7. Place the shrimp paste into a bowl 
  8. add a dash or white pepper and salt
  9. add the cornstarch and sesame oil 
  10. mix all ingredients with hands (this is easiest with hands i found just make sure u wash them before you touch it -_-)
  11. This is the "hard" part. You need to form the paste into a ball and basically slap it into the bowl like your throwing it in. Do this a couple times until the paste is sticky 
  12. Next cut the tofu into squares and place on place 
  13. Next use two spoons to form the shrimp balls to "stuff"/place on top of the tofu 
  14. Boil water and steam plate 
  15. Steam for approximately 15 minutes 
  16. Pour out excess water on plate 
  17. Serve with Maggi and Soysauce 
Hope you like this!! Have a yummi day!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


I luv DIYing. Im always like I can make that, or I can grow my OWN strawberries, potatoes, anything eatable (cept im a horrible farmer!)! haha! But i did manage to DIY my own safety pin tshirt! and i LUV IT! Its probably one of the awesomest diy projects ive done!

What I'm wearing: 
Leather Jacket, Hong Kong 
Cardigan, Winners 
DIY safety pin shirt
Denim shorts, Old Navy 
Black tights, Joe Fresh

Giorgio Armani Face Fabric Foundation in Shade 01
Laura Mercier Glided Garen Shimmer Bloc for highlight

Elisha Coy Triple BB Always Triple BB cream 

Benefit Benetint 

Gold from Maybelline Eyestudio Cream Shadow in Purple Possibilities as base
Lancome in Gold Riche all over lid and in corners
Lancome in Spontaneous as liner 
L'oreal Carbon Black Lineur Intense 
Maybelline Falsies Mascara 

Benefit Shimmering Rose 

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Pretty Little Liars

I just started and finished season 1 today.... yes i know im a little behind. But I find this show soooo addicting! and it gives me the creeeps! Maybe because a long time ago I read a story in the newspaper that was very similar to this show. However, the girls actually did murder the girl and thats why it was in the newspaper! Anyone else addicted to this show?

Animal Print

My outfit to art galleries the other night. I love wandering art galleries even though im tooo poor to buy any. The artists are just sooo creative!

Black Blazer, H&M
Leopard print top, Winners (its actually a dress but i tucked it in) 
Jeggings, Forever 21 
Leopard Print Flats, Steven Madden 
Bag, Vintage Balmain

My EOTD was a shimmery golden brown eye.

L'oreal Studio Secrets Anti-Dull Skin primer
Nars Sheet Glow in Deauville 
Laura Mercier Glided Garen Shimmer Bloc for highlight

Elisha Coy Triple BB Always Triple BB cream 

Paul and Joe Bambi Blush 
Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush in Peach Satin 

Gold from Maybelline Eyestudio Cream Shadow in Purple Possibilities as base
Lancome in Gold Riche all over lid and in corners
Lancome in Sparkling Brown as liner 
L'oreal Carbon Black Lineur Intense 
Maybelline Cat Eye Mascara 


Photos at the galleries

Monday, September 6, 2010

L'oreal Magic Perfecting Base Review


What L'oreal states:
"Introducing Studio Secret Professional Magic Perfecting Base for instant smoothing results. Get the perfect skin texture, instantly and all day. The silky, lightweight formula glides onto skin and minimizes the look of pores and fine lines. Skin looks and feels smoothed and resurfaced.
The result - a unified matte finish that's flawless.
Suitable for all skin types.
Dermatologist tested. Non-comedogenic." 

Where to buy: Shoppers, Superstore, Walmart, London Drugs (Range from $10-20)

Who is it for?: those who want an instant smooth feeling 

What I like about it: 

  • it feels really smooth
  • the light mousse-y formula 
  • fills in pores

What I didn't like: 

  • price - i think i paid around 13$ for this 
  • didn't really do much for me other than it made my skin feel smooth 
  • hard to blend 
  • need to use quite a bit and i don't think i have a big face 
Would I buy again? 
  • Probably not. Its quite $ for a drug store product and I don't think it made much of a difference. 

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Dogs n pickles

Didn't know dogs n pickles went so well together :D! Try it out sometime! 

Friday, September 3, 2010

Vancouver 2010 Part 2 Food!

Ate soo much yummi food in Vancouver! Makes my mouth water by just looking at the pics now! 
Super chubby gummi bear! 
Uni and Amebi
Assorted Seafood Salad
Young Yellow Tail 
Fried Shrimp Head
MMM! Yummi clams! 
The Famous JapaDog! 
GUU Favorite place to gup jai :D 
Vancouver Night Market
Hamachi, Amebi and "cheung butt pong"
Beef tataki
Agedashi Tofu
Shanghai Food
Spicy Beef Tendon Noodle Soup :P
Watermelon and Yogurt Bubble Tea 
Spicy Beef and Pig Blood Hot Pot
Milky Seafood Hot Pot 
K this post is making me really hungry now 
Off to get a snack!