Giveaway alert!

9:38:00 AM mandy 2 Comments

Lil Lady's Life:
100+ Followers Giveaway!

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1. Must be a follower of her blog

2. On the bottom of her post please post a comment stating one summer make up, or skin essential you swear by
1 entry

*The first 103 followers on her blog get 2 entries automatically if entering for being amongst the first followers*

3. Post a link of her give away on your blog, and link back on to her post -1 additional entry

She will be choosing a winner randomly to make this fair using

Give away ends on August 30th 12:00am Eastern Time

World Wide, anyone can enter


My MU Stash as of July 2010

8:29:00 PM mandy 6 Comments

A blogger friend, Jennifer, asked to see my MU stash a while ago (sorry I didn’t post it until now :X). I took the pictures, edited, and even uploaded it and forgot all about them LOL…shame on me.
It’s probably not a lot compared to others, but for me…a student with no income and doesn’t wear MU often…it is a lot. As I started to follow more and more blogs, and subscribe to more and more YouTubers…I get more and more interested in MU. Call me vain but…inside I want to look pretty too :] (I’ve never been an attractive girl appearance-wise..nope…and yes my self-confidence and self-esteem are pretty low) It’s my secret from my friends, since (except maybe a couple) none of them are interested in MU/skincare, and family (my mom isn’t even into skincare >__<

Skincare Products that I keep in the bathroom
Nothing much has changed here.

Miscellaneous products sitting on my bookshelf.
I believe the container is from Target (purple=love!)
Nothing much has changed here.

Top drawer of a 3-tier storage system. Sits on my writing desk.
Very sad draw LOL The only fake lashes that I own and a brush that came in a product but I don’t use it.
Now it also has my extra bag of MUJI cotton in there.

Middle drawer of a 3-tier storage system. Sits on my writing desk.
Some makeup samples/foundations/lip products/eye products that I don’t reach for as much.
My Hiaruronsan Hyaluronic Acid Gel is also sitting in there waiting for the winter time :]

Bottom drawer of a 3-tier storage system. Sits on my writing desk.
My lotions from B&BW. I use to be obsessed with their lotions until I realized I couldn’t use up the ones I have so I stopped. Pretty proud of myself…haven’t bought anything unnecessary from there in a long time! And the lush soap that I haven’t brought myself to use yet…but might use it soon since I have a very bad tan and I’m hoping the grainy bits can help me exfoliate my tan away.
**This storage system is from Target.

Brushes. Some skincare. and Miscellaneous items that I used often in the morning and nighttime.
It’s on a 6-tier storage system (it has wheels! lol)
This is from Staples if anyone was wondering :]

First drawer (from top). Full of bb creams/foundations/primers/concealers/powders/blushes.

Fourth drawer (from top). My masks drawer and brushes drawer.

Last drawer. Miscellaneous drawer (I have a lot of these drawers LOL)

Last but not least…my samples box :]
Maybe it’s my most prized possession hehe because I made it all by myself (with a little help from my woodshop teacher of course).


Giveaway alert!

10:58:00 PM mandy 0 Comments

Pretty as Peaches:
125 Followers Giveaway!

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Rules: You must be a subscriber to enter. This is NOT open to blogs made for the sake of entering giveaways. She will delete your entry if this is the case. The winner will be chosen using and notified via email.

There are four ways to win:

1. Mandatory (1 entry)- Leave her a comment on her post letting her know what is your favorite cleanser or moisturizer for your face. Let her know in the comments what option you chose to follow Pretty as Peaches Blog. (example: I follow via Google Friend, Blogger, Google Reader, Bloglovin’, Feedburner, etc or I subscribe via email). Don’t forget to leave a valid email address.

2. Optional (4 entries)- Make a blog post about her competition (please link her to your blog post in the comments).

3. Optional (2 entries)- Link her giveaway in your sidebar (please link her to your blog sidebar post in the comments) .

4. Optional (1 entry)- Follow her on Twitter and RT the following message (please link her to your RT in the comments):
Follow @prettypeachblog and RT to win MAC's Stereo Rose MSF

The winner will be picked at random amongst the people who entered by 16th August 2010, 11:59 PM PST

Open worldwide. Not responsible for lost or stolen goods. Good luck to everyone!


Swatch: American Apparel Nail Lacquer Office

11:19:00 AM mandy 2 Comments

I got this a few Saturdays ago when best friend and I went to Soho for a shopping day :]

I haven’t posted the haul post yet but I couldn’t wait to try it.

It’s very different from what I usually wear and a lot of people had been trying out these minty/jade-y nail colors. I got sucked in :X

If Best Friend didn’t say she wanted to go to American Apparel to look for nail polishes, I would have never known they even had lol So this was a pretty impulse buy.

When we went they sold for $6 each (if I remember correctly) and 3 for $15. So the prices are about the same as Essie and OPI if you can get them at nail/beauty supply store prices.

The color I got is in Office. I only saw a couple of the names and they are pretty…unique? I wonder why they chose office for this color.

It is a pretty thick yet slightly liquidy and opaque formula. I believe I only put 1 coat of this on and it turned out pretty well. With this sort of formula, I like to apply it towards the center and leave some space from the outer edges so it makes my nails look slimmer lol

Anyways…no more babbling. Swatches down below! ^__^

Taken with natural light & flash

Taken with natural light & no flash

Taken with artificial light & flash


Giveaway alert!

10:03:00 AM mandy 0 Comments

bang bang she shoots: x Facebook x Twitter First Giveaway

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There will be 3 winners in this giveaway..

First prize - KOSE Esprique Precious Palette in F-2 and Lunasol Full Glamour Lipgloss in 05 Tender Beige and Lavshuca Mix Color Cheeks in OR-1

2nd prize - Dolly Wink Pencil Liner in Black, Coffret D'or Aqua Rouge Lipstick in PK247 and Heroine Make Essence in BB cream (one shade)

3rd prize - Shiseido Integrate Dramatic Deep Eye palette in PK-741 and Visee (new) Lash Wide Impact mascara in BR300

Simple Rules:
1. Join her's facebook page by clicking "Like"and join the giveway event (will check)
2. Join her's Twitter by following her (will check)
3. Re-tweet about this give away on Twitter OR Share on your Facebook status OR Blog about this
4. Leave your entry on's Facebook EVENT wall: "Count me in Giveway", state your twitter screen name and your re-tweet link OR Facebook status (screen shot preferable if your FB is private) OR blog post link.

*Winners will be chosen randomly by her husband!*
*One person per entry*
**Giveaway closes on 15th August 11.59pm Japan time.**
PLEASE NOTE: Any entries left in the comment will not be counted in the giveaway.
Of course, this is one of may giveaways her will be holding in the future.
**By joining her sites you'll get a full update of products, sales and giveaways**
Thank you and Good luck!!


Love Package from Lotus Palace

5:18:00 PM mandy 18 Comments

About a month ago I entered LotusPalace’s giveaway.
Now we all know how popular Lotus Palace is :P So I wasn’t expecting anything.
But lo and behold a couple of weeks ago…she posted that I won! ^__^
I received her package yesterday and thought it’d be nice to share what I got :]

Front of the package

Back of the package
Her packages are always so pretty and cute! :P

Look it gets better!
Put into a nice baggie. Hehe I get easily amused ^__^

Top L to R (extras): Cosline Herb Essence Mask & Cosline Tomato Essence Mask
Bottom L to R (actual prizes): Hiaruronsan Hyaluronic Acid Gel & Covercom Stick Foundation - Shade 01


Swatch: OPI Rumples Wiggin'

11:16:00 PM mandy 9 Comments

I think this has become one of my favorite nail polishes ^__^
Although it applied a bit streaky, after the 2nd coat it is pretty opaque and you can't really see strokes. Still have to be careful when applying it. Have to work quickly! And the top coat helped to even it out (a little bit) so no worries.
It's a really pretty color. If you can get your hands on it, try it :]

Left one is OPI Rumples Wiggin'

One coat only (Taken when I was applying)

Two coats with top coat w/ Flash (Taken couple of days after, excuse the chipping :X)

Two coats with top coat w/out Flash (Taken couple of days after, excuse the chipping :X)


June 2010 Collective Haul

11:04:00 PM mandy 2 Comments

I should have posted this a couple of days ago but my summer vacation mode started to set in >__<

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer in Neutral to Tan 40

Heard a lot of good things about it so I bought it. Originally I thought it’ll be good to even out my skin for the portrait photo, but I decided not to risk using a liquid product.

bareMinerals Matte in Light

I was going to use my MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural, but after really examining myself with it one (gosh that sounds so conceited/narcissistic :X) it does look a bit too light for me now that it’s summertime. When I went to Sephora to get this, the MUA/SA told me to go with a pink undertoned foundation. I know I’m definitely yellow undertoned so I didn’t listen to her hehe >__> (But in my defense, she matched it to my discolored cheeks instead of my neck…)

Sonia Kashuk Concealer Palette

I’ve also heard good things about this. Unfortunately, it was discontinued before and now I guess they repackaged/reformulated(?) it and brought it back. I was very excited when I saw this at Target. One more (technically 3 more lol) concealers added to my collection!

L to R: St. Ives Naturally Clear Green Tea Cleanser, N.Y.C. Bronzing Face Powder

I went to a couple of drugstores in my neighborhood in search of the LE N.Y.C. blushable crème sticks but didn’t find any. So instead I bought these two items :X I’ve been breaking out a lot and I think the cleanser might have helped (but I’m not too sure) and I have a ton of BB Creams but they’re all too light for my neck but pretty perfect for my I was hoping the bronzer could help me.

Miniature bottle of Seche Vite top coat

I found this at a local nail supply store. I’ve never seen this one open whenever I walk buy it, but I did recently (who knows why lol). I didn’t intend to spend a lot of money, but when I walked it I wanted to like everything. So many Essie’s and OPI’s and some other nail polishes that I’ve never heard of before. I think this store was more catered to Nail Salons. So…I walked out with this little thing :] So far I like it!

MUJI Cotton

They’re cheaper than drugstore ones, a lot softer, and come in a bigger pack. Can’t go wrong :P

L to R: O.P.I. Rumples Wiggin’ and Whats with the Cattitude?

I had my eyes on these since I went to the nail supply store last time. Once I saved up enough money I went and got these babies :] I have a slight obsession with purple (my mom says I’m crazy :X), especially light purple, so I had to get this one. And What's with the Cattitude is very pretty and different from what I normally wear so I also got it. I’ve only tried on Rumples Wiggin’ though (Will put swatches in another post)