Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy Easter!

My Easter-y things: 

Easter eggs!

Easter Nails 

Salt and Pepper Chicks 

Hope you all have a great big Easter meal!! 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Deals of the day!

Muhaha! If you read my other posts, you probably know I love to find deals! 

Yesterday, I found this Mesh Panel Cardigan for $14.99!! Its a simple black summer cardigan that has a mesh at the shoulders so its a bit sexy :P!
Gap Mesh Panel Cardigan for $14.99, heres the link online, but for some odd reason online its $41.96 and not $14.99? So definitely check it out in stores if your interested. It also comes in purple. 

The second great deal are my pony hair leopard flats from Banana Republic for $30! Originally on sale for $50 minus 40% off sale items!

They are to replace my old Steve Madden pony hair leopard flats which were at least $50 when I bought them a couple years ago!
I can't find them on the Banana Republic website, but you can check them out in stores! They are called "Sammie" flats!
Do you like?

Kose White Milky Wash

I got a sample of the Kose White Milky Wash. I have never used any products from Kose before so this was my first product from them. I got about 3 washes from the sample I received.

Where to buySasa

Price: $6.50 for 20mls

What they claim:
"Kose Medicated SEKKISEI White Milky Wash is a rich and nourishing cleanser that produces rich and fine foam. It effectively removes aged cuticles and impurities causing dull skin. After cleansing, skin looks watery and translucent. What’s more, it allows better absorption of later skin care products for an optimal result. Mild, comfortable and light sensation is brought, even to sensitive and delicate skin. 

How to use it:
Pump 1-2 times to get a proper amount of White Milky Wash onto palm. Add drops of water and work into lather. Massage over face and then rinse off thoroughly. 

What it looks like: 
Its a milky white liquid in the consistency of a lotion

What I think:

Good things: 
1. It removes makeup pretty well. 
2. My skin feels quite moisturized after use

OK things: 
The scent was a little strong for me but I wouldn't consider it offensive 

Bad things: 
I only have one bad thing to say about this product, and it was probably my fault. I accidentally got this in my eye, and it stung like a BIT*H!!

Things I didn't see:
I didn't see any "translucent" skin after using it, but again I used it 3 times. 
 My skin didnt seem to absorb other skin care products better 

Overally, not a bad cleanser, but again Im basing that on my 3 usages. 

Anyone else tried this or anything from this brand? 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Polka Dots

Maybe its because Easter is around the corner, but I have been loving pastels! 

Pointer finger: Revlon Peach Petal 
Middle finger: OPI Do you lilac it? 
Ring finger: Revlon Minted 
Pink finger: Rimmel Steel Gray 
White dots: Nicole by OPI Snow time to wait 
Purple dots: L.A. Colors Art Deco All Unique 

What do you think?

Rimmel Lash Accelerator with Grow Lash Complex Review

I bought this mascara after hearing some YouTubers rave about the lengthening properties of it. It retails for about $7-10 at drugstores.

Heres what Rimmel claims:
Lashes appear up to 117% longer in 30 days
Lashes appear up to 80% long instantly

Advanced, ultra-lengthening formula for beautifully long, remarkably strong lashes
  • exclusive natural grow-lash complex with Procapil extends and fortifies lashes 
  • with continued use, lashes not only look longer, but also lusher and more numerous 
I have been using this mascara almost everyday for probably a month now and I don't see this "grow-lash complex" working as they didn't lengthen my lashes. However, the formula of the mascara is pretty good for lengthening and a little bit of volumizing. 

The brush is a very thin long brush with quite tough bristles, which kind of hurt if you accidentally poke your eye :( However, the small brush is very good to get the corner and bottom lashes. 

The formula is quite wet, but not clumpy. It also doesn't give your those spider lashes if you put on a ton of coats.

Overall: The effect is not bad, I get quite lengthy lashes without the spidery effect and a bit of volume with about 3-4 coats. 

Heres what it looks like on: 

Have you tried this product? 

Monday, April 18, 2011


I went shopping for groceries at Superstore over the weekend and found some great deals! They had this huge bucket full of makeup for 50% off, so of course, the Asian in me had to rummage through the bucket! 

I only bought what I thought were deals :P 

Maybelline 8 pan palette in #10 Sunbaked Neutrals was $1.90! 

Ive tried the eyeshadows and they are pretty good, the 3rd color in the top row is a little chalky but all the other one are quite smooth. They are not as smooth as the Maybelline Eyestudio palettes but I'm not complaining because I only paid $1.90 for it. 

Starts from top left  

Physicians formula Shimmer Strips Custom Bronzer, blush and eyeshadow in Vegas Strip and Bonus Blush in Healthy Glow for $5 = $2.50 each :D 

Top light gold color 

I haven't tried the bronzer yet, but the blush does give a healthy glow, however, its staying power isnt the best. I for sure need to bring this with me for touch ups! 

Pinky finger is the top white color 

Swatch of bottom color 

I love finding deals! Run to your nearest Superstore to see if they have any of these same deals!

Homemade sushi

I had a crazy idea the other night to try making sushi for the first time at like 11pm at night. We had no idea how to even beginning, but the results ended up pretty good! 
Ingredients we used: 
Eggs for tamago
Mirin for tamago
Capelin roe
Soy Sauce
Japanese Rice 

We made 2 different rolls, as well as, Salmon, Tamago and Masago sushi. We didn't get diarrhea after so I count that as a success :D! 

Making a Outside Roll with shrimp, salmon, cucumber, avocado and tamago 

Finished House Special Roll

Masago Sushi beside House Special Roll

Tamago Sushi 

Not to toot my horn or anything, haha, but I think our final product tasted like the average rolls Japanese Restaurants in my city serve. 

Friday, April 15, 2011

I ♥ Pizza

I Love Pizza. I'm always on the look out for a great pizza joints. I recently found this one with amazing crunchy, thin crust pizza. They have about 14 different types, and if none of those appeal to you, you can always create your own! 

We ordered the "King of Zion" pizza with salami, mushrooms, peppers, red onion, and bacon. It was heaven! Sitting outside in the nice warm sun enjoying my delicious pizza! 

:)! Does anyone else love pizza as much as me? 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Dine Out

Dine out is a ten day even in my city where some of the city's top chefs present three-course dining experiences.
Its a once-in-a-year opportunity to sample innovative creations at great value.
I only got the chance to try one restaurant this year as I was working the other days but it was pretty good. We went to Jacqueline Suzanne's Bistro last night. 
Heres what we had... 
Cheese bread

Marinated portabella salad

Seafood chowder

Prime rib with Yorkshire pudding 

Chocolate cheese cake 

Apple Crumble
Brandy Creme Brulee
Do you guys have Dine out in your town??

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Nexcare Acne Dressing

DSC_0081 by sormui84

This is really gross...but the above clear circle with the white dot in the middle was my pimple! Nexcare acne dressing is basically a Hydrocolloid dressing that absorbs secretion and promotes healing. We use them in the hospital to dress wounds and it basically sucks out everything!! Its not a cream so it doesn't dry out the skin like other products.

These are great for sucking out all the pus and impurities from those disgusting pimples helping them heal faster! I stock up in Asia every year, but you can purchase them online for $5.20 for 36 pieces.

Here: Sasa

I would probable die if they stopped making these!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Quite Cute

MAC has a new collection out called "Quite Cute", from the pictures it is actually "quite cute", but in real life, I wasn't really blown away from it. 

I'm not a lippy girl so, I wasn't ecstatic over all the pastels in the collection, although "Playing Koi" looks like a really pretty coral (first in the picture), but its sold out online. 

I swatched the mineralized blusher today, but the pigmentation was pretty horrible, they all looked like the same color... a pale pale pink that would not likely show up on my skin tone.

The nail polish was mediocre, nothing we haven't seen before, a pale purple, cotton candy pink and a mint color.

Overall, not overly impressed with the collection. Seems like MAC is just throwing all these products at us so fast that they're not even putting any effort into them.

What did you think of this collection? 
Did you picked up anything from this collection?

Weekly smile chart

Haven't blogged for a while, just been busy with work and doing some other projects. Got this cute little email today from my friend! I know she always dreads Mondays all the time! 


Slowly coming out of it.... 

But not quite there, so watch it!  aka HUMP day 

The end of the work week is in sight. 



Sunday Afternoon

Sunday Night 
@$#% Here we go again!!!  

This Monday, but I'm not mad :P I have a day off and went shopping! 
Hope you guys got through your Monday! 4 more days left till Friday!