25 December, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Hope you are all having an amazing day with your family and friends and received many many pressies lol.

I'm having a very lazy Christmas as usual. I had a bit of a sleep in, then opened all my presents with my family and I've been watching movies and eating all day. I'll probably go to bed early tonight to prepare myself for Boxing Day shopping!! and I'm also working, so it's going to be a killer day tomorrow.

Anyway thought I would share my Christmas pressies I received today.

I got Kylie Minogue - Couture eau de toilette from my aunty.


My sister gave me a Conair light-up makeup mirror. I've been wanting a makeup mirror for ages!


She also got me this train case from Inglot, with a bunch of goodies inside.



+ Inglot black eyelash curler
+ Inglot travel brush kit
+ Inglot Long and Curly Mascara
+ Inglot Milk and Tonic Make-up Remover Wipes
+ Inglot Eyeshadow Palette with 6 shadows


Enjoy the rest of Christmas everyone!

24 December, 2010

8 Question Tag

I was tagged by the lovely Dawna from Beauty and a Budget about a month ago to do her 8 Questions tag. (I'm so sorry Dawna for taking SO long!!) Anyway, here we go!

1. What book would you recommend we read ASAP?

I'm actually not a big reader at all. I hated reading books all through primary school and high school. Whenever we had to pick out a book to read I would pick out the skinniest looking book possible. I was just really lazy. I'm a great law student aren't I? lol

2. When is your favorite time of day on a typical Wednesday?

When I still had uni, my Wednesday would begin really early because I live quite far from uni so it would take me a while to get there. Wednesday was one of my shorter uni days this semester so I would finish early around 2:00pm. On my way home I would normally do a quick round of Melbourne Central shopping centre. I LOVE to shop.

But now that I've finished uni for the year, Wednesday is spent chilling out. I'm pretty much a professional couch potato. I can sit and do nothing for hours and hours.

3. How do you feel about getting/being married?

I would love to get married. Definitely want to marry the man of my dreams and spend the rest of my life with him. And of course I would love the magical wedding, beautiful dress, etc. lol =P

4. Who knows more of your secrets than anyone else?

That's a toughie. It would probably be a toss up between my older sister, my best friend and my boyfriend. It's really hard to choose just because I think each knows more about certain things than the others. So they pretty much know different secrets.

5. Where do you go to unwind?

I love going shopping, so I would say a shopping centre. I like shopping on my own. I find that very therapeutic and I think it's important to spend time with yourself. I also like going to my bedroom, laying a bunch of my eye makeup on the floor in front of my mirror and experimenting with looks. It's a creative outlet for me.

6. Why do you get up every morning?

Because if I didn't, it would be crossing the line between lazy and just strange? lol... I don't know really. I guess it's the feeling of wanting to do something with my day or with my life. Although some days I wish I could just lay there.

7. What are your plans for Thanksgiving (or November 25th if you don't celebrate)?

Well we don't celebrate Thanksgiving down here. Since I'm doing this tag super late, I had to refer to my diary to see what I did on the 25th November. According to my diary I was working lol. Nothing special.

8. Whose face would you like to spit in tomorrow if you could without any bad consequences? : ]

Oh wow...lol. There are a number of people I hate for numerous reasons, some for good reasons and others for petty reasons. I know this is horrible but sometimes I judge people pretty quickly and it isn't that hard to get on my dislike list.

But if I had to pick someone right now...hmm... High school was good to me, however I did have my share of rough moments. I would pick those people, who at some stage of my high school life, picked on or bullied me or my friends or spread rumours about me.

That's all the questions =) Thank you Dawna for tagging me. They were really fun and interesting questions to answer. Anyone who wants to do this tag, I tag you!

21 December, 2010

MAC Viva Glam Cyndi review & swatches


This was SUCH an impulse buy for me. I rarely purchase high end makeup at all, and when I do it often involves a lot of testing, thinking and planning because it is a lot of money after all. Especially with the ridiculously high prices on makeup here.

Anyway, so I had a $10 voucher to spend in Myer's fragrance and cosmetic department. Initially I was just going to spend it on something random and cheap, around $10, so I would basically be getting a little somethin' for free. But then I thought "how often do I get a $10 discount on any makeup I want?" Eventually I decided I would grab a MAC lippy. I had no idea what shade I was going for or what look I wanted so I was kinda just grabbing shades willy nilly lol. Then my eyes came across Viva Glam Cyndi and I remembered all the videos and blogs I had read ranting and raving about this baby. It didn't look particularly spectacular in the store, it was just ok, but I grabbed it anyway. Here, MAC lipsticks cost $35AUD.

MAC Viva Glam Cyndi

When I got home I tried it on again properly and I fell in LOVE! MAC's site says that it is a "light coral-red" however I find it more like a pinkish red. It doesn't have any shimmer. The colour isn't that unique, but I find the smooth, slightly sheer, lustre finish is what makes it so amazing. The more you apply, the more red it appears, so you can control the intensity. I like to apply a few good swipes to get a kind of 'natural red lip,' if that makes sense.


I've read that this baby will be discontinued in February next year! It's a real shame that I decided to try this out so late, I know like every blogger was going nuts about Viva Glam Cyndi and Gaga quite a while back. Now I know how much I've been missing lol. I think this lipstick is definitely worth trying, especially for those who want to start venturing into the world of red lips but are still a bit scared about going all out.

I can't believe the two MAC lipsticks I have are limited edition lipsticks, hence are/will be discontinued. I really need to get onto the permanent lines lol.

17 December, 2010

UPDATE: Christmas is almost here!

We only have a little over a week to go! ARGH lol

For the past week I've been running around getting Christmas presents, trying to fit in some time to go out and working. If you've been following for a while you would know that I work casual/part time at Diva. Since I've finished uni for the year and it's getting very close to Christmas, that means extended trading hours, more customers and more shifts. So I have been super busy and tired lol.

Despite buying presents being quite stressful, one thing I love is that it gives you the opportunity to check out and try a bunch of more expensive items that you wouldn't normally. For example I rarely buy high end makeup, but around this time of year you have an excuse to visit those counters and some of the time, sales assistants are more helpful than usual because they are desperate to meet their increased Christmas budgets lol.

Over the next few days I'm going to try to find some time to dish out a bunch of long overdue posts.

For now I'll leave you with some photos of Christmas decorations from the shopping centre where I work.


How funny is this Christmas tree?!

Santa is the centre piece of all the decorations. He is so BIG! You can see the person on the side is only as tall as his boots!


09 December, 2010

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick - Pink Please - Swatches & Review


A while back, after seeing Youtube makeup guru, Hollyannaeree, rave about this lipstick, I HAD to have it! lol


It is a pale, slightly blue-ish tone pink, with maybe a tinge of peach. It has medium pigmentation and no shimmer. The colour looks very pretty and I so wanted it to work for me, unfortunately, it doesn't suit me. I have a bit of a tan and very strong yellow undertones to my skin and this just washes me out.


And to add my 2 cents worth to the debate about the smell of this lipstick. Some people have said that it smells nice while others say it smells like Play Doh. I find that my lipstick smells kind of sweet, vanilla-y and coconut-y.

I'm going to work with this a bit more and see if I can make this work. I will update you guys if my opinion on this changes at all.

By the way, some of you may have noticed, a few days ago I changed my blog profile pic. Thought it was time for a change =) It's just a picture of me doing a bit of cam whoring before heading off to a Christmas party lol



08 December, 2010

Beauty and a Budget presents 12 Days of Christmas


Christmas is arriving so fast! I'm sure many of you are finding it difficult to fit in blogging, or reading blogs, etc. in this busy time of year. You're all probably freaking out and panicking about finding the perfect gift for a special someone.

But I hope you all can take some time to relax and enjoy the holidays and visit Dawna on her blog Beauty and a Budget. I know this is very last minute, but she is spreading some Christmas cheer with her 12 Days of Christmas giveaway, the giveaway ends on the 8th December 2010, so you only have a small window of opportunity left.

One of the things I love most about this time of year is Christmas decorations being put up all over the city, in shop windows, on the streets, on houses... Just looks amazing and beautiful. This year, my Christmas wish would be...to be able to spend the Christmas holidays with my boyfriend one year, hopefully soon. We've been together for over 3.5 years, and I've spent all past 3 Christmas' without him as he travels overseas at the end of every year with his family or other reasons. Hope he'll stay here one year.

Hope your holidays are filled with love and joy. Only 17 more sleeps!


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