Friday, March 23, 2012

I'M SO JELLY 1 Year Anniversary Giveaway!

Anna from I'm So Jelly is having a really generous giveaway! Prizes include Candy Doll and LASHES. Oh and BENEFIT <3

Closet Voyage x Lens Village Giveaway!

The lovely Jiawa (? I think that's her name.. D:) is giving away two pairs of circle lenses! (I've been wanting a new pair..hehe) Anyways, enter HERE

Saturday, March 10, 2012

NOTDs 3/10/2012

Just a quick update, I had a couple of manicure pics that have been rotting away in my phone aha
The pink is CG (China Glaze)'s Something Sweet, on the ring is Silver Lame by Dolly Wink
Brown is X by CG (looks black on camera), pink is CG- Something sweet, Darker pink is Candy Pink by Dolly Wink
Aaaand, I really had no place to put this but I like how clear this picture turned out so I wanted to stick it into a random blogpost!


Sunday, March 4, 2012

Macarons, Part Deux + Dolly Wink Nail Polish!

Two blog posts in a row! Whoo!
Okay, so my followers know I make macarons a lot right? I made a couple new batches, and I just wanted to show you guys :D
Chocolate nutella, pretty successful and pretty classic flavoring
Mint shell and a whipped white chocolate ganache! It turned out like one of those fake Japanese food toys right?
Latest batch, same as above, a few cracks, but still pretty successful!

If you read my last post, there was a quick mention about Dolly Wink polishes!
Well the story was, Chanel and I went down to Marukai since it was Presidents' Week break in our district and we were really bored. We were just browsing through the lashes and makeup and other various things. As we were about to leave, I turned around and I saw a kind of hidden (it was on a low-ish shelf) display for the polishes and it said in big letters, "CLEARANCE 98 CENTS"
I was so ...shocked so I picked one up and lo and behold, they had a little sticker that said 98.
Chanel and I HAULED. Like seriously, HAULED. Chanel got one of every bottle available and I just got five since Chanel was paying and I didn't wanna overdo it. (Payed her back later.) I think the cashier was mentally laughing cause we looked crazy.
16 bottles of DW Polish, isn't it glorious?
The five I picked up, from left to right: Red, Candy Pink, Top Coat, Silver Lame, Gold Lame

I will put up a review soon!


Saturday, March 3, 2012

Skin Food Fruit Drink Nail Review (No.3 Grapefruit)+ Phone Case, Take 2

I'm killing time on a Saturday evening so I decided to update this blog :D

So last week was a break, and my friend got to go up to Irvine. She went to the Irvine Spectrum where they have one of the few Skinfood US branches. That's awesome because it's cheaper than airmail...wait scratch that, it might not be anymore since...gas...(ugh). Anyways, the unfortunate part is the crazy markups in comparison to the Korean shops. (6USD compared to 3000won which is a little less than 3 dollars)

Anyways, I asked her to get me this since I saw it on Cosmetic Candy, and I thought it was soooo pretty!
This is the bottle, and again it's Skin Food Fruit Drink Nail in No. 3 Grapefruit.
Nothing special about the brush, really. Easy to apply :D
Swatched on my hand. It's not as orange as in the picture, I swear! It's more peachy in real life.

Review: I really really like this polish! It looks like a creme, but it's like a liquidy jelly finish polish! So pretty and perfect for Spring! I don't know what the new colors for Spring 2012 are, but last year it was tangerine. I really hope they still are using orange as a Spring color, cause I want to wear this polish :D
When the polish dries, it's naturally shiny without a top coat. I put a top coat on anyways (Dolly Wink Top Coat. By the way did I tell you that Chanel and I HAULED Dolly Wink polishes? 98 cents a bottle at the local Marukai, how could we not?)
One gripe though, it's kind of sheer. 3 coats for maximum opacity.

So, overall I give this a 5/5. I. LOVE. THIS. POLISH. Enough said.
My new phone case came in! If you read my earlier post, I said I had originally ordered this one, but they sent me a cream colored one (Korilakkuma). It took them a bit of time, and an extra six dollars but they finally sent me the right case. The other one, I gave to Chanel. I kinda prefer this one since the buttons work nicely. However, I had to make my own makeshift phone charm hole in its ear and the front cover blocks the front camera a little bit. Anyways I'm happy with it now :D