Sunday 28 October 2012

hauls from Penang~

Went shopping yesterday with parents at 1st Avenue-Perangin Mall-Komtar. It's Penang's version of Bukit Bintang where you can find several shopping complexes located close together within walking distance except that these malls in Penang are linked together by bridges.

Walked the entire day my legs hurt so much when I got back yesterday... (,≥A≤,)

There isn't as much boutiques here in Penang compared to KL so there weren't much choices. I'm too fussy... Ended up only found one casual dress I like~♥

Nice or not? LOL. Vain me.

Oh, and I got this recently too from Vince&Co. They're so cute.

Was reading through Popteen the other day and found these relly awesome autumn fukubukuro~! ZOMG. I'm loving Ank Rouge, Miel and Min Plume's lucky bag!!

All the outfits are very cute~ Wish I can have them all!!(((o(≥v≤)o))

Seen anything you like? ,(^v^,)

Anyway, I'm gonna have a 'Pre-loved items Sale" coming up on my next post. Want to get rid of clothes I haven't and probably wouldn't wear anymore:S Till then~!

Saturday 20 October 2012

Makeup remover as brush cleanser

Decided to wash my makeup brushes yesterday. I haven't got it washed for months and they're all dirty and gross... I so-o don't want to imagine how many trillions of bacterias are happily building up in them by now...Eeek!!

I've read a couple of how-tos and find that it's advisable to clean your brush at once in every 2 weeks if not weekly, especially so if you use them very often. I don't use my brushes often but they haven't been cleaned since my last cosplay event. During which, I had practised putting on my makeups weeks prior to the event so they're covered in loads of foundations, powders, lip stick stains blahblahblah. And I put them all together in my brush bag so everything's just so mess up (,≥A≤,)

I tried cleaning with soap/shampoo like instructed in most beauty blogs I read but they do not help getting rid of the makeup AT ALL! So I decided to clean the brushed using my makeup remover.

Remember my Biore Cleansing Oil? I didn't really use it much after it almost blinded my poor eyes on occasions when I desperately needed to get rid of stubborn eye makeups. Finally it's of some good use besides acting as a awesome substitute for pepper spray.

So here's how I clean them: I pumped some of the cleansing oil onto the palm of my hand and start swirling the brushes.

It isn't very clear from the photo, but you can see the oil turn a slightly reddish-brown murky tone. That's the foundation/eye-shadow being washed off.

After that, I let the bristles under cold running tap before soaking to get the rest of the cleansing oil off the brushes. You can observe from the photo below that the cleansing oil turns milky when they come in contact with water. So just continue rinsing the brushes in the pail until they're clean. I do this 6-7 times for OCD reason.

I did a lil' extra cleaning here by soaking the brush for a minute in soap water before rinsing them with clean water.

You can squish the thicker bristles brushes gently or blot them on dry napkins before laying them out to dry for a couple of hours. Don't forget to dry the handles of the brushes! You don't want them damage.

I even got the brush bag and puff cleaned so they're clean as new and ready to use v(^v^v)~♥

Saturday 13 October 2012

skip the salon!

Heya~! I cut my bangs! (^O^/)

What do you think? Decided to give my bangs a lil' snipping since they've grown way-y-y past my brows and were already covering my eyes. The past few days I had to sweep them sideways to get it outta my view. But I didn't want side bangs since I've been wearing that style forever!!

I always wanted the "triangle bangs" like all the Japanese models and gals have! So yeah, I'm gonna keep it like that until I find something better to do with my bangs (V^v^,)

Hmmm... I wanna try braiding my bangs sideways. I should leave this for some other day~

So yeah, I cut my own bangs and this isn't my first time doing it. Back in the uni days, sometimes it gets so busy, I didn't bother to get myself haircuts. Too much hassle to travel all the way to go to my usual salon so sometimes I don't visit the salon for 3-4 months. Thus, having to resort to chopping off my own bangs.

OK, this idea might sound really weird to some of you girls, but it's actually kinda cool 'cuz Japanese models do this too! Like Tsubasa or Marimo(I think its her!) and many other models~! They're even some tutorials in gals fashion mags!

Super duper easy way to cut your bangs! Here's how I did mine with just a pair of scissors and a comb~


Split bangs into two parts and hold the upper part with a pin.


Snip bangs to desire length, I choose to keep my bangs at below eyebrows length, holding the scissors VERTICALLY. Not sideways or you'll end up having really obvious uneven cuts... They might even end up shorter than you want too.

Happened to me once(,TOT,) I wanted to hide in my room and not go out until the bangs grow out again... fml then.

Anyway, snip until you get the bottom part a somewhat even cut then unpin the upper part of the bangs and do just the same! *snip* *snip* *snip*


Now here's how to get a more tidy look. Snip off only the strands that are either too long or made the bangs looked uneven this time holding the scissors HORIZONTALLY. Try not to over-cut them!

And walahh~~ you're done!((( (^O^)/ )))

Thursday 11 October 2012

Tamagohada AHA+BHA Facial Cleanser Review

OMG! Realized I haven't been blogging for a while... I've been reminding myself to write this review post for weeeeks!! Initially, I've planned to post this review it at the end of last month, which is exactly 4 weeks after I tried and tested this new HadaLabo cleanser but I've kinda busy having my hands on other stuff (,≥A≤,)

Anyway, here's HadaLabo's AHA/BHA range cleanser which I'll be reviewing today:

[caption id="attachment_2736" align="aligncenter" width="491"] HadaLabo AHA+BHA range Cleanser[/caption]

About 2 months or so ago, a friend and blogger, Sarah suggested I write a review on HadaLabo's Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Lotion which basically acts as a moisturizing toner.

[caption id="attachment_2742" align="aligncenter" width="248"] HadaLabo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Lotion[/caption]

I contemplated for a while, debating with my inner self whether or not to get the lotion. Then I remembered I still have 3 other toners and 1 moisturizer not to mention having thrown a couple more away then when I was spring cleaning last month ||(,=A=,'')||

[caption id="attachment_2738" align="aligncenter" width="369"] all my other toners & moisturizer[/caption]

I didn't get the lotion. Still I'll be KIV-ing it and for now, decided to give the cleanser a go first. I couldn't resist the eggggquisite promise for smoother looking skin! So I got this cleanser from Watsons' for 15% off it's usual price at RM31.90.

This TamagoHada range, directly translates to "egg skin", comes in two different choices_cream or foam.

[caption id="attachment_2741" align="aligncenter" width="232"] HadaLabo AHA+BHA Foam Cleanser[/caption]

I opted for the one in tube since it'll be a better choice of traveling companion.

Even the creamy texture looks egg-yliscious~!

What I really LOVE about this cleanser? My pores look smaller in EVERY wash!! No kidding. It exfoliates thoroughly but isnt't too harsh for the skin. After 4 weeks, the difference is much noticeable. My scars appear more even and even the pores are tightening up~! What is this sorcery?!(OoO/)

On the other hand, I find it can be really drying to the skin which probably contributed to the breakouts I've been getting every now and then.

My rating:


I actually would prefer to stick with the Ace Neogence range of skincare but I really hope to see a smoother result by the end of this month so I got myself a second tube though I'll be using this alternatively with ACE Neogence cleanser to prevent my skin from drying too much♡ Oooh, and I'm making a mental note to get my hands on the HadaLabo Moisturizing toner after I finish the Nano White toner~

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