Friday, February 25, 2011

Stella Nude

Stella Nude is another fragrance I like to use this winter. I probably will use this during summer as well as this doesn't smell strong. It's rather sheer and you don't expect it to last very long. I got the 1oz bottle at Sephora for $45 if I recall correctly. It's almost like a powdery scent; very soft and not overwhelming. The notes are moroccan rose, grapefruit, white peony, pink pepper, precious vanilla, grey amber, and musk.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Urban Decay Naked Palette

I know some of you may think there's not much to blog about this Urban Decay Naked Palette because so many people had already talked about it. It's just you have no idea how many days of regrets for not getting this palette when I saw it at Sephora after watching frmheadtotoe's tutorial. And there were at least 5 months of not able to find one online or at Sephora/Ulta. Got to a point I was pretty upset at Urban Decay for making its customers wait so sooooooo long!!!  Finally, a very good friend of mine from San Francisco, who got an email offer from Urban Decay to purchase 1 Naked Palette and she helped me got it. :)

The new version of Naked Palette is $48 and mine is still the older version, which costs $44. The difference is they now have a brush instead of the 24/7 eyeliner pencil. For someone who loves neutral colors, or if you don't have much budget and can only get 1 neutral palette, this would be it. I've used it three times and each time I used different combination of colors. The pigmentation of the shadows is great and very easy to blend.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Jill Stuart Eau De Toilette

Jill Stuart has two fragrances and I got the Eau De Toilette 30ml one from Hong Kong. There are 2 sizes. The 50ml one had a promotion and a miniature version as gift with purchase. I didn't buy the bigger bottle though because I can never finish the entire bottle. They have Night Jewel Eau De Toilette and I've tried sniffing it at the store but it was just way too strong for me.
The 30ml one costs HKD$360 (around $46.50). It has a floral scent, not overwhelming and rather refreshing. The embossed pattern with crystals all around the bottle is just too pretty.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Haul from Hong Kong

Just came back from Hong Kong. It's so crowded there because of Chinese New Year. Feeling slightly guilty to buy all these stuffs as shown below but figured it would be awhile before my next visit. And it's probably 50% cheaper than what I would have paid here. 

I got a lot of masks this time because it's very cheap there. My Beauty Diary masks are HKD$49/box, which is less than $7. I got 2. Got some Missha masks from Incheon airport for $15/10 pieces. Also restocked Laneige Water Sleeping_Ex Mask. I got a Rice Mask from Skin Food. Smells pretty good but yet to try on my face. Feels good on my hand though.

Repurchased Missha BB cream. Only $12 at the airport. Also got a Kanebo one for around $13 in HK.
I spent the most at Jill Stuart coz this brand is incredibly expensive to buy from any online dealers. I got Jewel Crystal Eyes 003, a hand mirror, Jill by Jill Stuart Eau De Toilette, and Blush Blossom 006. They were doing a promotion and if you purchase HKD$1000 that includes a limited edition item, they would give 2 Jelly Lip Gloss mini sample (9g) in 04 Baby Pedal and 05 Frosted Cherry for free.

I discovered Sasa Outlet and got a Tony Moly's eyeshadow for less than $1. Also, got some nail sticker strips for less than $1 each. If I purchase the same thing at Citisuper, it would cost me around $5.

Went to Watsons and they carry Majolica Majorca. The gal said normally they don't have any promotion but since it's CNY, they have buy 3 nail polishes get 1 free deal. I would not pass any nail polishes deal, so, got 4 gave 2 to my friend. Bought limited Peach Macaron blush in PK301 and eye shadow BR631. Eye shadow palette is very pigmented and much smoother than their older eyeshadows. I can't remember how much I had to spent to get a free Jeweling pencil in BE208. Anyways, I got that as a gift with purchase.

I also got the Lunasol 2010 Christmas Coffret set. It was sold out but my friend managed to order one for me online. Haven't tried the eyeshadow palette yet but the blush was very nice!

Many things are still in the box. It will take me awhile to try them out and post. But first let me get over with jet lag first coz it's killing me...
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