I'm alive! I'm back! Sorry for the long absence since my last post. Some of you might know, I have been working on my thesis, and the past two weeks have been extremely hectic! The good news is, several late nights later, I am finally DONE! I can't wait to print it out on nice paper and turn it in once I get all my professors to read and approve it! It's such a relief to finally not have to worry about it anymore! Thanks to those of you who encouraged me and motivated me through emails, blog messages, and tweets! My blogger girls are so loving and supportive! *hearts*
♥ Last week I went to San Francisco and had the chance to finally meet up with May! May and I have been emailing each other for a while now, and she has been such a great friend! But it wasn't until last week that we were finally able to meet up in person! Of course, being the nicest girl that she was, she had to prepare me a goodie bag, filled with her favorites! She got me my first Dior Addict High Shine lippie in Cranberry Coquette! I am super excited about that! I am loving the Bath and Body Works mentha lip tint lipgloss as well, a breath re freshener, color, and shine all in one, how cool! Thank you so much May! I can't wait for us to hang out again later this week! May and I are planning on going shopping together in SF this weekend :)
When Hard Candy line first came out in Walmart, May was telling me how excited she was about it. She told me what she purchased back then, but little did I know, she got me something too! This nail polish in Hypnotic is super gorgeous, it's a sparkly rosy color that looks great under sunlight! My picture did not capture how pretty it was since I took it at night with the flash on :( This will do the polish more justice.
♥ Here is what NARS Orgasm nail polish looks on my nails:
♥ Mihoko was having a Morse code contest the other night, and I was one of the lucky winners! Mihoko is super sweet and always has interesting contest ideas, please make sure to check her blog out!
A Koji Active Eye Talk double eyelid glue, which has been really fun to play with. I don't have mono-lid, however, I have been using it the way Mihoko showed us here, for a restless night when my eyes were more swollen than usual and my crease wasn't showing up evenly. She also sent me a cute little hair spray, Kao Style Lock hair spray, which she told me is a fragrance free hair spray. Thank you so much Mihoko! :)
♥ My small Sasa haul finally made its way through! Sasa packages are a true test to your patience, especially now during holiday season, it has been slower than ever. But it's okay, the wait is always worth it :) The star of this package was the BeautyMate Anti-Blemish Repairing Nano Mask. After purchasing so many masks that are targeted specifically for anti-aging, and whitening. I figured it's time to stock up on masks with other functions as well. BeautyMate is another Taiwanese company, and just like Beauty Story and My Beauty Diary, they make a range of masks for all needs. It is slightly more expensive than Beauty Story masks at $6.40 for 7 pieces (instead of 10), but it is still an awesome awesome deal! I will be writing a review comparing all three of the masks sometimes soon!
I also got another pack of the Dariya hair Velcro in baby blue, to keep in my bathroom when I wash my face in the morning. Another pack of the Kose Softymo nose strip that I love, and two packs of Kuan Yuan Lian's green bean face powder to try out. It can be used as both a face wash, or a mask.
♥ Korres was having their F&F sale a few weeks ago, and I used the opportunity to grab a few X-mas stocking stuffer items -- their highly rated cherry oil full color lip gloss, mango butter lipstick in SPF 10, a guava body butter and lip butter set (lip butter is for me to try), an organic lemon lip scrub for my dry chapped lips during the cold weather.
♥ Last weekend, I went to my local Ulta to pick up some Essie nail polishes for a special friend :) Which was a big mistake, because I came home with so much more than just the couple bottles for her! I'll admit it here: My name is Lulu and I am a nail polish addict!
I picked up a few of the Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Extreme Wear nail polishes. So far I've tried the deep purple one on the left (Flirt), and the bright green one that the bf picked up for me (Ivy League). I am pleasantly surprised with these polishes, I love how wide their brushes are, like the OPIs. Wider brushes offer an even coverage and I prefer them so much more.
♥ Look what I found! Days of the week Hello Kitty socks :) When I was younger, I've always wanted a set of days of the week underwear, somehow I never got my hands on any. But the desire to look for days of the week items have since been in my head and I was always on a lookout for them. So I was super excited when I found a set with Hello Kitty on them, hahaha :)
♥ Bad me, bad me. I not only convinced myself to get my hands on these oh-so-pretty Jill Stuart blush compact, I convinced two of my fellow blogger friends to get them too! This was my first time purchasing from Cosme-de.com, and I am sure it won't be the last. Their service was excellent, and shipping was extremely fast. The blush arrived at my house safe and sound all the way from Hong Kong in a week!
I got the Jill Stuart Mix Blush Compact in 09 Little Bouquet. This is from their Fall 09 collection, I believe. It's so pretty! The peach square is my favorite part of the blush, because I've been wanting a peach blush for a while now! The detachable retractable brush is dense and soft, plus it's super adorable with the shiny handle and the pink gem on the side. This is sooo pretty! I have it placed on my vanity table and I couldn't stop admiring it! hahahaha
♥ And finally, the bf and I bought our first Christmas tree and put it up together. Mia is happy about the addition in the livingroom too, because she gets to sleep on the fluffy "snow" and dream about her Christmas presents all day long!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I will be making my first ever turkey on Thursday, oh boy, wish me luck!!! ♥♥♥