29 December 2011

Herbal Essence Body Envy Giveaway! (CLOSED)

This giveaway is closed.

Good afternoon everyone!
I'll be hosting a giveaway today and hopefully, this will put us both in a gifty-mood as the beginning of a new year is approaching!

This giveaway is sponsored by Herbal Essence and they are being super generous with the giveaway prize packs, allowing me to giveaway three packs of their Body Envy Shampoo & Conditioner! That means there will be three winners!
Here are the rules which will help you gain an entry:
  • You must be a follower of my blog via Google Friend Connect OR email.
  • In the comment box below, please leave your name, GFC Name (or subscribed email) and email address.
  • Please also make sure to have your parents'/guardian's consent to enter this giveaway if you are under 18 years of age! I don't want anyone thinking there's some creep sending shampoo and conditioner to your house!
  • Winners will be drawn via random.org

That's it! As easy as A B C!

Unfortunately, this giveaway will only be open to Australian residents.. so sorry to my lovely international readers! I promise there will be an international giveaway coming this way soon!

This giveaway will end on 12 January 2012 at 5:00PM (Sydney, Australia) time.

Thank you for participating and I hope you all a wonderful and safe New Years!

17 December 2011

My Celebrity Look-alike Tag

I was extremely excited for this tag after seeing this on Tina's blog. Seriously can't wait to find my celebrity look-alike!

The very first time I used it, I uploaded a silly photo which the results turn out to be my K-pop idol Lee Hyori. Argh! I'd do anything just to look 65% like her! Boo!

But I decided to upload five different photos which looks much more like the real me (minus my extremely bad skin! eek!) for much more accurate results.. and here are they are:

Out of all these celebrities, I only know/heard of:
  • Ayumi Hamasaki
  • Joey Yung
  • BoA
  • Choi Ji Woo (Stairway to Heaven ^_^~!!)
  • Son Ye-jin
  • Hikaru Utada

Top counts...
  • Vivian Hsu has actually appeared 3 out of 5 face scans!
  • Hirosue Ryoko topped 2/5 face scans though!

Maybe Vivian Hsu? ...

Maybe Choi Ji Woo?...... I'd totally be lying if I say my celebrity look-alike is Choi Ji Woo. She's such a beauty!

Who is your celebrity look-alike?

13 December 2011

Christmas Beauty Gift Guide for Her 2011

Christmas is only twelve days away! Trust me.. It sounds like a long way to go, but it will come at a blink of an eye!

...And if you're a procrastinate-r like me, I swear I will leave almost everything till last minute.. from studies to blogging, shopping and especially when shopping for gifts for friends and family. Sometimes it's not a bad thing as bigger deals and pocket-friendly sales do come on closer to date, but saying that, it also mean that you'd be rushing around to gift, wrap and prepare!

Gifts for her is an extremely broad topic since every lady has a different interest and not to mention that we are also extremely fussy and picky! Heh.. So I'll only limit this post to everything beauty-related.

Gift Sets
Priceline is having a great bargains on gift sets such as Britney Spears Fantasy 3-Piece Gift Set ($34). You can view this month's catalogue here for other gift sets available such as ones by Mariah Carey, Kate Moss and Elizabeth Arden. Other countries shouldn't have a problem finding these gift sets at all!

Maybelline New York Nail Polish Set ($24.95)
A set of set of seven lovely nail polish colours, guarantee-ing that at least one shade will suit her taste and is season-trendy. Retails for $24.95 and exclusive to Priceline.

Australis Lip Travel Case ($14.95)
Austrais Lip Travel Case contains five mini Colour Inject Mineral lipglosses in Contemporary, Lambada, Bellydance, Jazz and Bollywood. I own these lipglosses in full-size and I definitely love em' to bits! You can read my review here. Retails for $14.95 at Priceline, Big-W, K-Mart, Target and selected pharmacies within Australia only.

Australis Lip Tricks Palette ($9.95)
This palette contains eight shades of my favourite Colour Inject Mineral lipsticks in Samba, Twist, Boogie Woogie, Jitterbug, Flamenco, Honky Tonk, Ballet and Salsa. I've also reviewed the lipsticks here. Definitely a great gift for those lipstick-lovers and make-up starters. Retails for $14.95 at Priceline, Big-W, K-Mart, Target and selected pharmacies within Australia only.

EcoTools Brush Sets
You can find four different brush sets from EcoTools which are ideal gifts for make-up newbies. Not only are they eco-friendly, but also great quality! Available at Priceline, Price Attack and selected pharmacies in Australia. International residents can check out store locations here.

Burt's Bees' Gifts & Kits ($15 ~ $30)
Burt's Bees also do some gift sets and you can check it at their page here. There are 8 sets to choose from! Whether your friend would love to own some body products, handbag essentials, lip balms sets, baby-care products or a set which covers from Head-to-Toe -- they have it! Check your local stockists here.

That's about it! Hope you found it helpful and happy shopping! ^_^

Please also share with me what you've already shopped or is going to shop for your loved ones!

10 December 2011

How To: DIY Lipstick Palette

Compressing your lipsticks into your DIY lip palette is a great way to save more space in the make-up stash, don't ya think?

You can choose whichever lipsticks you want to melt, but for me... NYX Round Lipsticks are my picks! I generally don't like them (review here), so I know I won't ever carry them around in my handbag or whatever. Instead of leaving them around in my make-up stash.. I figured that pressing them into one palette will save much more space.

What you'll need:
  • An empty palette (I bought mine on eBay for $3)
  • Two metal spoons
  • A toaster or a candle
  • Anti-bacterial tablets (I use Milton tablets which can be purchased at Priceline)
  • Your preferred lipsticks!
  • Glue (I used craft glue)


1. Sanitise your spoons and aluminium pans by soaking them in [enough] water with half of your anti-bacterial tablet.

2. If still a full-product lipstick, cut the lipstick in half and place on the metal spoon. My NYX lipsticks fill two aluminium pans.

3. Place the metal spoon over the toaster to melt the lipstick.

4. Make sure that you place the aluminium pan on a straight and flat surface so that the lipstick will cool with a flat level. Pour the melted lipstick into the pan and leave to cool.

5. While waiting for cool, peel off the label of your lipstick and stick onto the inside cover of the palette.

6. After the pan of lip colour has cooled down, using craft glue, glue the pan to the palette and you're done!


Now you more space in your stash to be filled up with newer make-up!

Hope you enjoyed the post and found it helpful!

01 December 2011

November Favourites

Can ya believe? It's already December! Only about 24 more days till Christmas which also means us Aussies will dominatin' the beaches and rocking fabulous tans.... or unfortunate sunburnts.

No, seriously.. time flies way too fast. I'm so afraid of growing older. another 6 months till I'm 19 and it felt like only yesterday when I turned 18. Oh poo!

Ok. Well. November favourites. Can you guys even remember the last time I did a monthly favourites post? No? It's okay. Even I couldn't remember! I think it was back in April or May. Heh..

So this month, I have finally opened the Royal & Langnickel Green Line Brush set that I've received as goodies from the Australian Beauty Blogger Weekend 2011 (back in September) and the first brush I picked up was the blusher brush, which I'd like to announce... I'm in love with.

(please ignore my tripe eyelids swollen eyes)

The size of the brush just fits the size of my cheeks PERFECTLY and the brush is so so so extremely very soft as the other brushes I own are of lower-end brands. I love using this brush to apply blushers, shade my forehead and highlighting my cheekbones!

Dark eye circles! Ahhh! Back then I didn't have any at all, can ya believe? But now, I swear you can see the dark circles right around the hollow of my eyes! Thank God for the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Double Face Perfector! I've used this ever since I started with make-up and honestly I love this stuff! It's one of the best concealer for under-eye circles as it blends really well, provides great coverage and doesn't look cakey when you layer too much. I have to say that it's not the best for blemish concealing though..

Sportgirl's Get Cheeky Cheek & Eye Shimmer in Rose is a lovely trio of three shimmery shades which I've been using this as a blusher only.

No idea why, but I've been diggin' dewy/glowy blushers. Must be because it looks much more natural and gives a really nice sheen to my cheeks! The trio comes with a bronze shade, lighter rose and a medium rose shade. I've been particularly liking the medium rosy shade much more as it looks much more natural on my skin tone ^_^

I've also been using this Face Of Australia Mineral Therapy Illuminating Pearls which I've also received from the ABBW. I've been using this to highlight my cheeks because it gives off a very nice and subtle sheen to the cheeks which isn't too obvious.

Lastly, this ORLY Nail Polish in Sweet Peacock which I've fell in love with! Seriously, this has got to be one of the most beautiful shimmery blue nail colour in the world.

I honestly don't prefer blue nail polishes on me, but this colour is way too pretty for me to not use it! Keeps me starin' at me nails all day... seriously.

Hopefully I will keep track of this and continue with December favourites next month! Woo!

What are your November Favourites?

Disclaimer: Royal Brushes, Face Of Australia Illuminating Pearls, ORLY Nail Polish was provided as goodies from ABBW (not obliged to review or mention in posts). Sportsgirl Cheek & Eye Shimmer was a gift from a friend.
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