Sunday, 27 February 2011

Nail Of The Day (NOTD) - 17 Poodle Pink

This half term has gone so quickly! I can't believe it's back to school much homework to do! (And yet I'm here blogging haha...) It's nearly the end of the month, and I thought I would start something new, and try out this NOTD business...

I must confess, I have this terrible habit of picking at my cuticles and the skin around the nail on my fingers and thumbs. This has been a habit of mine since I was very's like my comfort blanket equivalent, but it delivers anything but comfort! My fingers, and thumbs especially are usually really sore, and look pretty disgusting. Oh and I also have a tendency to bite my nails when I get nervous or stressed...

So over half term, I have decided to stop these awful habits of mine. My hands are on their way to recovery! :) Traces of my old ways are still visible, but they are definitely looking healthier! And to keep me motivated, I've decided to start doing NOTD posts. (Aaaand we're finally onto the point...) It's nice, wearing nail varnish after so long.

These are the nail polishes I wore:

17 Lasting Fix - Poodle Pink
17 Shimmer Top Coat Nail Xtras

Friday, 25 February 2011

Free shipping on!

Just to let you guys know, e.l.f. is offering free shipping on orders over £10 today only! The code is
FREEDAYUK or FREEDAYEU depending on where you live. It expires at 6pm UK time, so hurry and get your orders in!

They've brought out some new nail polishes, I think the teal is really pretty!

E.l.f. is already super cheap, but a little more knocked of is always a bonus! :)


The image belongs to e.l.f.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Make Your Eyes More Beautiful - Queen 21/02/2011 & Update

Here is the next instalment of tips from Queen 21/02/2011. It's all about the fake eyelashes and eyeliner!

I have added my own little tips this time but the others are in no way my own. This is a summary of the main points discussed in the Taiwanese show "Queen", so credit goes to the show, its gurus and guests! :) All the images are taken from 女人我最大 (Queen). They belong to the show and the respective guests.

To achieve round yet feline eyes using false eyelashes...

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

L'OCCITANE en Provence Review

Righty so I found these two products in my room a few weeks ago and I have been trying them out.

The Mousse de Roses Bath and Shower Gel has got really pretty packaging and would add a nice touch to any bathroom!

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Waist Slimming Tips and Tricks (Queen 18/02/2011)

I first found out about the Taiwanese show 《女人我最大》, or Queen, as it is called in English around two months ago. I have since been a loyal follower of the programme.

I think it is an absolute gem of a show. It talks make-up, hair, fashion, diets, health...and much much more. Queen gives such great tips and I always learn something new in each episode! It broadcasts every Monday to Friday and I watch it every day after school- a great way to relax after a long day.

The audio of Queen is in Mandarin Chinese, and there don't seem to be many episodes with English subtitles. In fact, I doubt many people outside of China have even heard of the show. I'm not too sure how long the show has been aired for, the answers Google came up with seemed to vary quite a lot...maybe around the six year mark? It is an absolutely fantastic show and I would recommend everyone who can understand Mandarin to watch it, but for those who can't...

I have decided to blog about certain episodes that I think will be of interest to everyone. The content really does vary from show to show, and not every episode is to my taste. I hope this will be beneficial for those who want to watch the show but can't, due to the language barrier.

So I have just finished watching the 18/02/2011 episode, which was titled "post new year pot belly rescue" (funny translation?! haha). Here are the tips I picked up from the show.

Hula hoops don't actually help slim down your waist

Friday, 18 February 2011

Sleek, MUA, Schwarzkopf

So it's half term! :) A whole week off school, what a relief. After school today I went for a little shopping trip. I was going to get a Sleek palette, as I have heard so many good things about them! When I went to my local Superdrug, I wasn't really sure if they stocked Sleek, as it is not a very big branch. But sure enough, the Sleek was there amongst all the other counters. they stocked 4 palettes, the Original, Acid, Storm and Sunset.



Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Diet Diaries

So this is just a little update on how my diet's going.

I lost around 4lb (2kg) in a week, and the whole process felt very manageable! I just cut out all the rubbish I used to eat, which was quite a lot! There's always so much food around the house and I seriously have no self control when it comes to food...but what I found was that the transition from snacking to no snacking was really hard at first, but after my stomach adjusted I didn't even feel the need to reach for food because I actually felt content.

I have slacked recently though, as exams took priority and I told myself I needed more energy...thus more food intake! Now I'm going to name and shame myself, as this will make me stop doing such horrible things to my body. For lunch today I had,
  • Pizza
  • Crisps
  • A bag of chocolate
  • A triple chocolate chip cookie
Okay, that sounds a result of my recent unhealthy eating my body weight has picked up again (oh the dreaded scales). 

I am going to follow up on my diet again! I have not had much for dinner today...and will start to make my own packed lunches. I am determined to keep going, for the sake of my health.

A method I've been using to keep myself from eating too much is to wear something a little tight (but nothing to restrictive!) around the waist area. I usually wear tights and pull them up really high. It looks silly, but it works. Your newly restricted tummy will need a lot less food to satisfy, plus you won't get hungry as easily! I found this a great way to kick start my diet and it really does provide momentum to keep going.

I really hope I can stick with this diet, for once!


Monday, 14 February 2011

Bubbles, bows, and Love Heart nibbles

Really quite disappointed, what I thought was the BB cream turned out to be a ring I ordered online...although the ring is very pretty and makes me happy :)

I have sent an angry message to the seller who I bought the BB cream from! Seriously, I ordered it on the 16th of last month and it has been nearly a month! It has exceeded the 21 working days upper boundary so they have no excuse! Sighs...Hope my current foundations can hold on for a bit longer...I'd be reluctant to buy from  xxxxxstore on ebay again, that's for sure.

I have been so incredibly stressed out recently! Sat two exams today...did a classic me and left everything till the last minute! Just very glad it's all over now!

Went for a little shop on Saturday with my boyfriend on Saturday and picked up a few goodies :) I got some Lush bubble bars. In my opinion bubble bars beat bath bombs any day! Who doesn't want to be smothered sweet scented bubbles? Hehe... so yes I picked up the Ma Bar and the Pop In The Bath Bubble Bar.

Ma Bar

The Ma Bar has always been a favourite for me. I think it one of my first ever purchases from Lush. I adore it. It smells beautiful, definitely good enough to eat!

Lush says...
"Ma Bar is a happy marriage between delicious cocoa powder and sweet orange oil, topped off with a dab of brown sugar. Tempted? Crumble in your tub to indulge in the biggest, fluffiest, toffee-chocolate bubbles imaginable and experience pure candy bar bliss."

Now this bubble bar is in no way sickly or overwhelming, I find it really relaxing and is my absolute favourite after a long day. Plus you end up smelling absolutely divine! The Ma Bar smells quite similar to the Honey Bee bath bomb, which I also love!

Thursday, 10 February 2011

BB cream has arrived!

Yayy :)

There are really quite a few yay worthy things today! :)

First of all, my long awaited Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream has arrived! Well when I say arrived, I mean the postman tried to deliver it but I wasn't I will be picking it up on Saturday! :) I'm looking forward! I have read so many good reviews on this product, I wonder if it will work for me? Eeee :) Really pleased it has FINALLY come! I ordered it on 16th Jan on ebay, as I don't know of any shops that sell BB creams in the ja, watch this space for a review coming soon.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011



其实我的体重听上去根本就不吓人,但是人们通常会忽略我的身高!本人个子可矮可矮,所以我的完美体重也会比 “正常人” 低呢。


  1. 多喝水,少喝饮料
  2. 多吃水果
  3. 没事别乱吃糖 (好深的陷阱噢)
  4. 一天吃它个 1200 大卡就好
  5. 多走路,但要走的对。就是要把萝卜腿干掉
  6. 改善坐姿、走姿
  7. 晚上八点后不要碰吃的,最好把牙也一刷……对我这种懒人最管用了
  8. 多用脑,很费体力呢
  9. 吃东西细嚼慢咽,好让肚肚知道,哦原来我饱了
  10. 毅力最重要,当然还要瘦得健康!
我想瘦上个6公斤, 希望我能成功啦。

我会时常在这里 update 一下进展 :)


Sunday, 6 February 2011

Chicken, bonsai, and make-up...

My boyfriend and I celebrated our one year anniversary yesterday, we went out for an ultra yummy meal at Nando's and he decided to buy me my valentine's day present early! The meal was so lovely, it was the first time I tried peri peri chicken and it was simply gorgeous. The chips and pitta bread went down very well too. We both walked out feeling very, very full indeed (a sure sign of a great meal!).

For valentine's day my boyfriend decided to get me a bonsai. Instead of surprising me he gave me the opportunity to chose one for myself :)

I picked this Chinese Elm, because he is incredibly beautiful. He simply stood out amongst all the other bonsai! I was tempted by the peppercorn though, they smelt soo refreshing. Another perk is that Chinese Elms are very suitable for the newbie bonsai grower ;) I'm not very good with plants, you see...

He's getting re-potted in two or three weeks time,which is pretty exciting!'s strange how attached I am to him already... <3

I had a little wander in Boots too, and got a new mascara and eyebrow pencil.

I was really quite excited when I saw the packaging, the lace is a very pretty touch. The Maybelline Falsies Volum' Express mascara in Black Drama claims to lengthen and volumise in order to create a false lash effect, and all this without clumping. I have only used this product once so far, and it was amazingly clumpy. Although to be fair it did lengthen and first impressions are not great, but I'll give it another week or so.

I bought a Rimmel eyebrow pencil in 004 black brown. In my opinion it is very very good value for money! It was only £2.99 from Boots and is very easy to work with. I have not really felt the need to use eyebrow pencils up until now, and the result I get from this pencil is brilliant, even with no experience in application whatsoever. My only problem with it is that it is a smidge too dark for my liking (or is that just because I'm not used to seeing such prominence in my eyebrows?), I will probably purchase a lighter shade at some point too.

That's it for now :)


Thursday, 3 February 2011

A new little corner of my world...

Since it's the start of a new year in the lunar calender, I've decided to start a little blog of my own. I will be sharing droplets of my life, and random things that pop to mind :)

我也会在博客上练练中文,呵呵呵……随便的唠叨唠叨 ^^

I look forward :)

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