Sunday, September 9, 2012

MAC Warehouse Sale (Sunday, September 9, 2012)

Went to the sale this morning (Sunday, September 9, 2012). Arrived shortly after 9am, line moved very quickly.

In terms of cosmetics, very limited selection, I usually spend most of my money on cosmetics, but this time very disappointed (however I still did quite the damage to my wallet):

- MAC Fabulousy Festive Face Kit/Warm - $45
- MAC Blacktrack Fluidline (x4) - $12/each
- MAC Face & Body Foundation (C3) - $20
- MAC Makeup Bags (x2) - $2/each
- Eyes By Design Angled Liner Brush - $5
- Clinique Great Skin Home & Away Kit - $40
- Mini Clinique Take the Day Off Eye MU Remover - $4
- Full Size Clinique Take the Day Off Eye MU Remover $12
- MAC Gently Off Eye and Lip Makeup Remover - $12
- MAC Green Gel Cleanser - $15
- MAC Prep and Prime Skin Refined Zone Treatment - $15 
- MAC Brush Sets (I am not a fan of the SE brushes, however, I have a lot of the full size brushes and I wanted to try the minis out, oh how I am a victim of consumerism!) Buy 1 Get 1 Free: ($40)
- MAC Make It Perfect Brush Kit/Mineralize (130SE/187SE/282SE/286SE)
- MAC Morning, Noon & Knight Everything Eye Brushes (194SE, 204SE, 224SE, 266SE, 275SE)

Was going to get but didn't want to wait in line (I don't remember how much):
- MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer (NW20)
- MAC Magneta Blush

Things I wanted to get but didn't end up getting (for those wondering what else is at the sale):
- Clinique Mini Dramatically Different Lotion - $4
- MAC Prep & Prime Serum - $25
- MAC Lightful Marine Softening Lotion - $20 (I think)
- MAC Mineralized Charged Water Moisture Gel - $25
- Origins Eye MU Remover - $12
- MAC Mascaras (Plush Lash, Zoom Fast (both waterproof and non), False Lash) - they had all the black shades - $12
- MAC Solar Riche Bronzer - $15
- MAC Dip Down Fluidline - $12
- Michael Kors Hollywood Perfume - $45
- Bobbi Brown Moisturizer - $65
- Bobbi Brown Cleanse Off Oil - $25
- Bobbi Brown Hydrating Cleanser Tube - $18
- They had Bumble&Bumble & Ojon Hair Products

Mineralize Face & Body Lotion - $5 (booo...)

Free Gift:
Shy Girl l/s (Nice gift but I already have this!)

Friday, August 24, 2012

Gym, Tanning, Laundry

So I haven't posted in a while...I moved out on my own a couple months ago and lost my camera charger, hence no photos to upload. I've been working like crazy (sometimes 7 days a week). I don't even have time to watch YouTube or catch up with Blogger anymore! I also started working out religiously. I just finished the Insanity program.
People know it as the crazy cardio program, which is why a lot of males do not like it, thinking they'll lose too much weight. Shaun T calls it Max Interval Training. Weird thing is I actually GAINED about 14 pounds on it...I definitely didn't get the after results like the infomercials (I do not believe those results are from only 60 days of Insanity), however my fitness level improved drastically. Also gained some abs and back muscles, and lost some love handles. I love the fit tests. My favorite are the power jumps. During my last fit test, I did 74 power jumps non-stop, I could have tried for more but the fitness room was at 28 degrees, it was disgustingly hot.

I am planning on starting P90X, however, I plan to workout at my gym (like I did with Insanity), but it is super small. It's kind of weird having people watch you workout while you're watching a video. Plus it has a lot of workouts where it's just better suited to do at home. The contrast is so funny between the two programs. Insanity has all these glamorized hot people and p90x has your average-looking people. What's even funnier is the contrast between Shaun T in Hip Hop Abs (a video he put out years ago) versus Insanity.

I haven't been wearing makeup too often either because my face got so dark from tanning. I know you guys will scold me but I was tanning often a few months back. For about two months, I went every other day! I initially only wanted to tan my legs because I never wore shorts since my legs were pale, now they are a nice golden color and my legs didn't have to suffer under sweatpants this summer. If any of you tan indoors, please recommend me a good lotion.Right now, I'm using this one from ProTan I think it comes in a pink packaging, and I've also used the ones from Sally's.

Anyways, I have my ticket for the MAC/Estee Lauder sale on Sunday. Let me know if any of you plan on going!

Monday, November 21, 2011

*Drool Alert* Sushi!

So on my personal Facebook page, I have an album dedicated to pictures of food I take. I wanted to share them here, so I decided to sort them by category for now. As you will probably see, I am a very picky eater and I usually order the same things from different places hehe. Many of them were taken with my cell phone so please excuse the crappy quality. So enjoy my first installment!

Mountain Roll @ Sushi 2 Go
Mountain Roll again - my fave dish in the world!
Sushi & Bulgogi Bento Box @ Sushi 2 Go
Gal's Sushi
Sashimi lunch box @ Gal's Sushi

Bulgogi Bento Box @ Gal's Sushi
Bulgogi Lunch Bento @ Gal's Sushi
Dragon Roll @ Ho Su Bistro
Boat @ Yuki
Sashimi @ Yuki
Don't know what this was, but it was nasty lol I don't enjoy anything fried/cooked on my sushi
Salmon Sashimi @ Koganei - really fresh!
Green Dragon Roll @ Spoon & Fork
Boat @ Ten-Ichi (All you can eat)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

2011 Toronto IMATS Haul

Hey everyone! Long time no post. So I was lucky enough to go to the Toronto IMATS last week. Even though it doesn't look like much I did some serious damage to my wallet. I went both Saturday and Sunday. I took a lot of pics of the venue but SOMEONE had left the camera in its raw format and I have been having trouble converting them to JPEG without losing its quality, but I figured it out and those will be posted soon.

On Saturday I picked up:
Alcone Makeup Removing cloths. Beauty Blender sponges, Parian Spirit brush cleaners, Z-palette

BDellium Brushes - great MAC dupes for amazing prices and amazing quality
Magnetic palette, Duo Mat, Full cover concealer
Brush set from Royal

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Overdue Collective Haul

Sorry ladies, I know it's been a while. I never really know what to post these days. I finally uploaded all my pics from the camera. Here are a couple things I purchased over the past few months.

From Hautelook, I picked up some Lorac items for really good prices. I think the eye shadows were like $2 each, however the shipping was around $11, plus I'm not sure if I was charged International Fees. I picked up the baked eye shadows in shades Posh, Social, and Chic. I also got a black matte eyeshadow and a cream eyeliner/eye shadow duo in Fame and Fortune.

I also did my first Rock & Republic order from Hautelook! Please click this link if you would like an invite to this site. I was charged a ridiculous amount in international fees for this order, on top of the shipping. I think I paid around $80 for this one.
I took some crappy pics, but ya...I forgot to show the blending brush I got. The packaging is to die for. And since you all know I am a make up hoarder, I was scared to never own any of these since they are being discontinued (I think). I picked up the powder in Cashmere, and 3 eye shadows.

My two first orders from HAUTELOOK! Here, you can see the Rock & Republic blending brush. Overall, I think the site has great deals. I like that my orders come with tracking numbers. Unfortunately for us Canadians, it can get really expensive for us paying both international and shipping fees. And since there are new deals every day, it is almost impossible to try to get all your orders in one, so the shipping costs will always add up to crazy amounts, sometimes not saving us money at all.

I lost my Coach coin purse during the beginning of the year. It's pretty devastating since I had my keys and a few important cards in there. So I decided to replace it with a new one since it matches my daydreamer purse.

And here are my new keys since I lost my old ones. I purchased my first one at Keyman Engravables for I think over $10! I then found the exact same ones at Pacific Mall for a few dollars cheaper. So just letting you all know in case you are interested.

So I tried to stick with having small wallets, but then I ended up fumbling with 3 mini wallets in my purse! One main one, one for change and one for non-everyday cards. I decided to go back to a big wallet to match my purse, this was the closest I could find.

This is proof I haven't been blogging in forever! My bf got me these back in February for my birthday. I used these as my winter boots even though they're not even made for the snow! Oh how I wish they still looked this good. I beat them up pretty well and I love them.

From Dollarama, Mini bikini razors, NYC Sunny Bronzer, Baby wipes, and makeup removing wipes

I forgot to take pics, but I've been dying my hair with the Ion cream colour in medium brown. They cost about $6-7 a tube at Sally's. I got a measuring cup to measure developer, and also CROC clips which I have been searching for forever! I had one that came with my flat iron from Winner's, and I have always been searching for more. They are amazing for sectioning hair when I straighten it.

From Sephora, I picked up my first GHD! It's not that amazing, but it is the best iron I have ever owned. If you don't know I have very thick wavy coarse frizzy hair (very UN-Asian like lol), and it's actually wavy, not just a little bit, therefore I need a really good iron to tame my hair.

I also picked up the UDPP Professional Size XL, I find it very dry and thick. Let me know if you feel the same if you own one.

Please don't shake your heads at me girls I know I spend way too much on makeup but I had no clue what to get with the recent VIB sale, so I ended up with another UDPP in Eden!

I got my belly pierced a week and a half ago at New Tribe. My friend that got it doen at the same place recommended I get the vegetable soap they sold. The piercer told me to use Spectro Gel. I'm on the lookout for some sea salt as well. If you girls have any tips of cleaning it, please let me know.

From Wal-Mart, I got this adorable Hello Kitty mirror/hair brush and the Maybelline Line Stiletto, which I love a lot more than the L'oreal Lineur Intense in Carbon Black, since it is a lot more opaque.

Random goodies from Shoppers Drug Mart. I used all coupons for this purchase. Do any of you watch Extreme Couponing? These women are crazy. They get their $1,000 grocery bill down to a few cents. (Yea sorry off topic)

I've been wanting to buy a new MAC brush cleanser for a while, then I got an email from MAC with a promo code for a free sample eyemakeup remover with any purchase and free shipping and so I did! I have the full size eye makeup remover already and it works pretty well, it's just kind of pricey.

My (somewhat) new Android phone. I love the live wallpapers. Look HK with an AK! lol

Random basic belt from Guess:

LOL really old pics, but I think I got these during boxing day!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

MAC Warehouse Sale (March 2011)

So this is my first time going on a Saturday, my first time having to wait outside in the massive lineup, and first time going right in the morning. I was disappointed at the huge price increases since the last time I went. That being said, I spent more than I ever had previously =(

The eyeshadow palettes were ridiculously overpriced from previous sales. I remember they used to be $15 buy 1 get 1, now they're $25...
The charity package sucked...a blue lipmix and a foundation in medium deep...
I wanted a few pigments but the line up was too long they were $12
The $4 lineup was the longest I refused to line up but luckily I was at the refund table where a lot of the items were available for me to snatch up! =)

The gift sets were $40 each
Forgot to take a pic of the Pinkzapoppin! kit (so this pic is not mines FYI)
It came with:
- Light Flush MSF
- Dainty Mineralize Blush
- Love Connection Mineralize Eyeshadow
-181 SE Brush
I had a hard time deciding between this and Fun in the Sun kit since I have always wanted to own Shimpagne MSF

I had a hard time deciding to get this one too. I had two other options. The other two sets had amazing blushes.
This Tawny set came with:
-Refined Golden Bronzing Powder
-Coppertone Blush
-By Jupiter Mineralize Eyeshadow
-Love Nectar Lustreglass (which sucks since I already own it! If any of you would like to swap for the gloss let me know!)
-Zoom Fast Black Lash Mascara

UPDATE: I forgot to mention the free gift I got.
Haunting Eyeshadow:

Which puzzled me because I always remembered Haunting to be a much different colour and it was from Alexander McQuen collection...and so I checked googled and I was right...weird huh? I think they're the same finish too