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OPI Didgeridoo Your Nails & Nail Sticker

26 Apr

Hi everyone! I’m back 🙂 Sorry if I have been MIA for a few days. I have been sick 😦 but I’m feeling a little better now; I still have to undergo another test next week but hopefully, everything turns out good!

Anyway, I painted my nails with a brighter color this time and I used OPI Didgeridoo Your Nails. I know it belongs to an old OPI collection but I couldn’t resist its colour when I saw it at a drugstore in Siem Reap, Cambodia (lucky them, I don’t know where to find OPI here in Bangkok). I love the fact that it’s duochrome – fuschia with gold undertones that make it look a red orange at a different angle or lighting. The colour is not that loud and seemingly very cool to the eyes.

After a day, I decided to add nail stickers just to add a little accent (but it was really pretty by itself).  I used Nature Republic nail design sticker. What’s good about the sticker is that it sticks well and doesn’t feel that rough after a top coat.

In my opinion, it did not look too bad but I reckon silver doesn’t match well with the pink-toned nail polish. I did not mind, though 😉

Do you like using nail stickers? Do you use them often? Care to share?

Cheers 🙂

 

2012 Easter Haul

9 Apr

After hearing Mass yesterday, I decided to go to mall called Central Ladprao. It is a shopping mall that is located far from my church (12 stations away from the underground train) but I decided to go there because church ended before 10am and mall opening hours start at 10am. Precious time is not wasted waiting for the mall to open since it is already open when I arrived.

My sole purpose of going to the mall is to purchase a new TV so I went to different shops and checked out different brands and types of TV with their different features. As much as I already want to replace my coloured-now-black-and-white-later ancient TV, I hesitated to buy yet because I want to take advantage of the 7% VAT refund I can claim with purchases made two months before my travel in July. So, I still have one or two months for tv-hunting…

After checking out the TVs, I browsed from different shops to check out if there are any good deals available. I was happy to control buying more nail polishes and clothes but I was still able to get a few items from Nature Republic, Topshop (not pictured), Forever21, and from a little accessory booth outside the mall.

Here is my humble Easter 2012 haul:

Nature Republic

Real Nature Charcoal Peel-off Pack, Original Power Blemish Ampoule, Fresh Deodorant Spray

Nature Republic

Given by Flower Cherry Blossom Mask Sheets, Snail Therapy Mask Sheet (a freebie), Nail Design Sticker, Jelly Drop Gloss

Forever21 love & beauty 3x magnifying mirror & tweezer set and earrings

I just got them all yesterday so I haven’t used most of the items except for the Blemish Ampoule and mirror set. Please let me know if you are interested for any product review.

Enjoy your Monday! Cheers 🙂

Haul from Seoul: Nature Republic

27 Mar

Nature Republic is one of the Korean brands I was excited to visit when I was in Seoul. There is a Nature Republic here in Bangkok but there are only two branches and are located quite far from where I live and work so I had to definitely check out their products. Although many of their skincare products are raved about, I just picked up a few items. Like what I said in my previous entries, I was really careful to not exceed my luggage’s weight limit.

I went to two Nature Republic shops in Dongdaemun and Myeongdong.

Taken in Myeongdong

In the picture: Jang Geun Seuk, the Nature Republic endorser

Here are the products I got:

 Blackhead Brake Clear Nose Patch, So Big Curling Mascara, Fresh Farm Cleanser – Rice

By Flower BB Cream, Jelly Drop Gloss

Given by Nature Green Tea Mask Sheets

Nail Polishes

And the freebies and samples are…

A box of cotton pads, snail therapy mask sheets, herblier cleansing tissues and some samples

I haven’t tried any of the products since they are (again) presents for families and friends. Have you tried Nature Republic products? What is your experience? Care to share?

Cheers 🙂

Kpop Keepsakes

2 Nov

Some of the perks of buying Korean brand make up and skincare products are the samples and freebies. Some of the freebies come in the form of post cards, folders, pens, umbrellas, make up kits, brushes, CD and the list goes on… Well, I buy for the product and not for the freebie but if I get something complimentary, it makes me really happy 🙂 Who doesn’t love a freebie, anyway.

If you are such a Kpop follower and fan, it is a PLUS if your “idol” endorses a certain brand because more often than not, the freebie given away would contain their pictures or autographs so these things are really good addition to your collection. I know it’s also a marketing ploy to attract the fans but it works 😉

I don’t consider myself a die-hard fan but as you may have read here in my blog I do love shopping so I have collected a few items and kept them as souvenirs, hehehe.

I got the CN Blue plastic folder and the membership card when I (naturally!) became a member at Holika Holika.

It is not actually a freebie but a paper bag with Jang Geun Seuk’s face when I shopped a few items at Nature Republic.

Kim Hyun Joong’s Breakdown mini-album is by far the best freebie I got from The Face Shop. The membership card also bears his handsome face.

I ❤ Lee Seung Gi that’s why I asked for these post cards hehe.

I also kept this Tony Moly plastic bag with Song Joong Ki’s face. The card with his and Ga In’s face is the “unknown” card given to me by Tony Moly when I shopped through Gmarket.

Well, Hyun Bin is not really a Kpop idol but I got these post cards and fridge magnet when we watched the premier night of “Come Rain, Come Shine” here in Bangkok.

I don’t really display these items but I do safe-keep them. I got a knack for collecting knick knacks and the Kpop souvenirs just become part of my collection :).

Nail Polish Love: Nature Republic Color Waltz BL503

18 Oct

I love Nature Republic’s Color Waltz BL503. I bought this quite awhile back but I wasn’t too keen to use it because I thought it’s too “white”. But, no… it may seem pale or bordering on beige-y looking at the bottle but it turned out a nice light blue on my nails. The nail polish wasn’t that thick and creamy so it was a breeze applying it. I had to put three layers, though or it may look sheer.

My manicure lasted me a week as it didn’t chip easily. If you feel like having the same nail polish for a week then the Color Waltz BL503 is good. I can’t compare this with other Color Waltz nail polishes as I only have one from this line 🙂

Cheers!