Jul 23, 2017

July Empties


Neutrogena Eye Make up Remover
Troiareuke Acsen A+ Cushion
Macadamia Deep Repair Masque
Urban Decay All Nighter
La Roche Posay Anthelios

Finished a few of my staples this month. New addition to my staples is the Troiareuke Acsen A+ Cushion. Hot summer months do not help with acne-prone skin and this cushion is such a big help to my skin this summer. Instead of piling up foundation on my skin to clog the pores more, I use this A+ cushion. It has a light coverage and doesn't clog my pores. Only downside is the price and I can only get it from online stores in Korea which would take a while to ship here. Price is a bit more than your regular Korean cushion foundation. It is appropriately CAD $50 and doesn't come with a refill.

Macadamia Deep Repair Masque is my hair staple. Yes, you can get it much cheaper at Winners. I'd rather use this in the tube than in the tub. The texture is a bit thicker and I find it more effective.


Another month full of facial sheet masks. One thing I find is once my skin is used to certain brands of masks, the effect is not as obvious as when I first used. I have stocked up quite a bit on these so I would have to finish all these before I go out and get some new brands. 

One new discovery is the Cosrx Acne Pimple Patch. It consists of 24 different-sized patches which you can apply to your pimple. I stick one on overnight and 90% of the time by the morning, the pimple is less red and much calmed.


Bath & Body Works 3-Wick Candles:
Sugared Citrus Sorbet
London Tea & Lemon

London Tea & Lemon is my absolute summer favorite. Not sure if it is available this summer or not. Will have to go check it out next time I visit the store.



Jul 20, 2017

Styling BLACK LACE TANK TOP

Styling Black Lace Tank

When you think of certain clothing items, like black lace tank top or gothic dresses, they can be worn only a handful of times or maybe only at certain occasions. But if they are styled correctly, you can make a lot of wear out of them.

Black tank lace tops can be worn as camisoles and underneath a silky kimono top for a nice summer day outfit. Black goes with everything and when lace is added to them, it just add so much more character to the tank. Of course, you have to be careful with lace tank top if your work environment is more conservative. Layer it with an office-appriproiate jacket would always work.



For a night out, this hollow out lace black tank top with a flowy long skirt would be perfect.




Or a spaghetti-strap black simple dress would do. Accessorize it with a vibrant-colored scarf and statement necklace would make this a stunning outfit.

Summer Sale

Currently, Rosegal is having a great Summer Sale and even better, they are kind enough to send my readers another additional 10% off using code:RGEN.





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Jul 19, 2017

Best Liquid Lipstick - Too Faced Melted Matte

When liquid lipsticks was introduced into the beauty world, I wasn't a big fan of them. First, I thought I don't like matte, drying lipstick. They are going to make my lips look so dry and show every single crack. Second, they are too hard to apply. It is liquid so it is hard to control in application.

Then, I started to try a few and some of them prove that my concerns are in fact legit. But then, when I got my hands on the Too Faced elted Matte Liquified, my point of view changed 360.


My first one is Sell Out. A muted rosy pink, your-lips-but-better kind of shade. It is such a beautiful everyday shade. It applies beautifully. Let it dry for 30 seconds to a minute, and you are set. I mean you are set for the WHOLE DAY. The shade stays on  your lips for at least 5 hours with drinking and eating. It doesn't dry out my lips. If I feel lips feel a bit dehydrated throughout the day, I would just apply a lip gloss on.



This is my latest shade: Bend & Snap, a vibrant deep raspberry color. I used to stay away from strong shades like this before as I feel they are just too much to wear for day time. But with this formula, I dab a few dots on my lips, smack my lips gently and use a q-tip or kleenax to spread out the color to tone it down a bit.


Here shown with a lip gloss on


From L to R:
Bend & Snap
Sell Out
It's Happening

If you are having doubts of trying a liquid lipstick, take my advice and try the Too Faced Melted Matte and I am very confident that this would change your view.

Jul 10, 2017

Perfect WHITE DRESS

Perfect WHITE DRESS

Summer is here and what better time it is to get cool dresses.  My choice would be either a perfect white dress or maxi dress for comfort. Come on, summer in Canada is so short(maybe 2 months max.) and when you find the right dress, you wear it over and over again until Labor Day.



I like simple designs and comfort is a must. When you think of hot weather, I don't want to be stuck in a tight dress all day long feeling uncomfortable. A flowy dress is perfect.



Another favorite for the summer is the maxi dress. I love floral prints and this dress is great for a summer BBQ or just a night out. 

Zaful is a new online store I have discovered lately and they have an amazingly large collection of clothing, accessories and shoes. Prices are very affordable and quality is good.


Zaful is kind enough to give my readers a coupon code: ZFEN for 10% off selected items and here is the link.

Jul 4, 2017

June Empties


Used up many facial sheet masks this month. As the summer hot weather is here, more skin blemishes and breakouts. 

Masks that help clear clogged pores and calm skin down are:
Innisfree It's Free Squeeze Mask
Mediheal Blemish Smart Mask
Karuna Clarifying Face Mask

Masks which help with hydration and brightening:
GD Fantastic Shining Mask
Mediheal N.M.F Aquaring Ampoule Mask

Good and affordable everyday mask:
Tony Moly I'm Real (different varieties)


First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
Oz Naturals Vitamin C Hyaluronic Acid
Boscia Makeup-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil
Lioele Auto Eyebrow


First Aid Beauty is a new skin care brand that I fell in love with. Their Ultra Repair Cream was the first product I tried. This gigantic tub lasts me almost 1.5 years to finish up. It is a winter-must-have cream. I use it both on my face and my body. It is ultra moisturizing but not sticky. It gets absorbed into the skin fast and wouldn't leave your skin feeling tacky. 


Bath and Body Works Island Margarita
Bath and Body Works Lemon Mint Leaf
Everyday Luxe Sugared Citron




Jun 14, 2017

FREE Canada Day Nail Vinyls

Who is excited about this year's Canada Day(July 1)? It will be Canada's 150th birthday this year.

Besides wearing red, what else do you plan on dressing up for this year's big celebration?


How cool are these?

I am never a good nail art gal and nail vinyls/stencils seem to be my solution. Just apply a base coat and let it dry completely. Place the vinyl over your nail and paint another color to get the perfect Canadian flag on your nails. 

Nail Polish Canada partnered with What's up Nails to create these awesome Canada Day nail vinyls and even better, Nail Polish Canada has offered 10 of my lucky readers to get these vinyls free, just in time for the Canada Day celebration in 2 weeks. 



Here is how you can get your free nail vinyls(even free shipping!!):
Head over to Nail Polish Canada and use my code: E23M14DLESRY0

Big thank you to Nail Polish Canada for being so generous in providing me the nail vinyls and 10 of my readers. 
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Jun 1, 2017

May Empties



Skincare:
Too Cool for School Egg Mousse Soap
Origins United State Toner
Origins GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturizer
SkinInc Pure Deepsea Hydrating Mask
SkinInc Collagen Serum

Too Cool for School Egg Mousse Soap is probably one of the mousse soap that I adore. I have tried many and most of them don't work well with my skin, either drying it out more or causing irritation. But this one does not. It is gentle and it cleanses well.

Origins is my favorite skincare brand. Prices are decent and their products are amazing. My holy grail toner is their United State and this has to be my 5th bottle and I will continue to purchase. Whenever Origins.ca has a special promo or sale, I always stock up on this. Another one is GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer. I have had this for a while and just recently started to re-use this and loving it. It is a lighter texture and perfect for warmer months.

I got the SkinInc. hydrating mask together with 3 mini sized serum in a kit during last October's Sephora VIB sale. The mask is a sleeping mask and not overly thick. It is a gel-texture and I find it better to sleep on throughout the night. If it is a thicker texture, the pillow case would benefit more than my face :)
Makeup:
Chosungah 22 C& T Blender Fresh Mix
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Concealer
Fresh Lip Treatment in Fig
Urban Decay Glide-on Eye Pencil

Finished three of my holy grail makeup items: Chosungah 22 foundation, It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Concealer and Fresh Lip Treatment. Took me a long time to finish the concealer as you only need a tiny amount. A lot of people say Fresh Lip Treatment is just a glorified tinted lip balm and not worth the hefty price tag. I have been using this for years and still loving it. Happy that they keep adding new shades to their collection.

Urban Decay Glide-On Pencils are awesome. They really do what their name suggested: glide-on. Glides on easily and stays on. Not a fan of the price tag though and I think I just found a drug-store dupe: Rimmel Scandalous Eye pencil and it is just as good.



Finished a whole bunch of face sheet masks this month. Tried a few and found some good ones. G-Dragon Fantastic Shining Mask Pack is one of the better ones. I didn't have high hope for this mask as I thought usually celebrity-collaborated ones are just a gimmick. But this one is really good. It is a pack which includes a sheet mask, a cleanser and eye cream. It is really handy to bring when  you travel and the results are amazing. I got mine at Kmall24.com and they still have it on sale. I just reordered a few more boxes. 



 Candles & Body:
Bath and Body Works Mango Coconut Cooler
Simplepleasures Citrus & Mint Body Scrub

Only finished one 3-wick candle this month. Mango Coconut Cooler is a nice summer-scente candle. 

Got a body scrub from Winners and this one is just ok. Not a very effective body scrub but I like body scrub in a tube for easy squeeze in the shower. Scent is very nice and scrub is gentle and I can use it every day.



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