Yummm~~

10:49:00 PM mandy 15 Comments

I'm sorry for neglecting to post when I really have no excuses keeping me from posting. I guess I've been enjoying/taking advantage of my free time a little too much hehe

I hope I could roll along some posts since I have so many drafts written.

Let's start things off with a random food post ^__^
*I didn't have these all at once. A lot of these were multiple visits to the stores.


Mini choco cupcakes. So fluffy and soft!


Egg Tart 蛋撻


Crispy Taro Puff 蛋撻



Zongzi 粽子 (I just call it Zong 粽) made by my grandma especially for me because I'm a picky eater :P
I love the sticky rice kind..According to wiki it's called Jianshui Zong 碱水粽 ?


Kimchi Fried Rice - Kimchi Bokumbap 김치복음밥
My first time eating this from Woorijip. It was a lot spicier/hotter than I thought but I managed to eat it all. I haven't had it before so I can't compare but if I remember correctly it was very sticky rice (my favorite!).


Kimbap 김밥 from E-Mo


Kimbap 김밥 from Food Gallery 32


Jajangmyun 자장면 from Food Gallery 32
First time having korean styled jajangmyun. It tasted similar to Chapaghetti but a lot better of course. I was use to the salty level from the Chapghetti so it tasted pretty good to me but bestfriend didn't like it that much. I would love to eat it again though. Mixing it was fun :D


Tonkatsu and Omurice Combo from Food Gallery 32
First time eating these two at once. The portion was enormous. So I definitely recommend sharing this with someone. I thought it would be smaller and boy did I regret it xD But nonetheless it tasted great. A little too much sauce though but ehh. I might try the omurice again but with a different choice for the filling (I think they had different options...)


I think...this was...Chicken and Spinach Savory Crepe
My first crepe experience. It wasn't bad but I didn't really like it either. Maybe because I'm not too fond of spinach cooked in that style?


PB&J Sweet Crepe
I'm very biased when it came to this one because I'm not fond of peanut butter..Good thing I was sharing with friends hehe.

We also had a Nutella and Banana Sweet Crepe that I liked much more but bestfriend finished that one off :P
Anyone have better crepe places recommendations?


Green Tea Froyo from Red Mango from Food Gallery 32
I love how it's self service at the Food Gallery! My first froyo experience was very fail because I ordered plain froyo with no toppings because I never had the experience of picking toppings and such and I was too embarrassed/shy to ask LOL And boy was I shocked by the tangy/tart froyo kick. Good thing I got to try froyo a second time or else I would be missing out on a lot! But I wish the green tea flavor was there more often.


A little different..not edible this time. Well it is but I didn't want to risk eating wax haha
My lovely teacher (probably one of my most favorite teachers during my high school career) made Easter Eggs (with candle wax) for one of her colleagues. She offered to give half to me ^___^ Even though they were still raw eggs =X I think my mom have since thrown them out. They were beautiful! And smelled lovely (hehe Ms.C used scented candles..)

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June 2011 Collective Haul

4:25:00 PM mandy 18 Comments

Yet another gigantic collective haul to share with everyone! Hopefully this will be one of the last big hauls for the next couple of months because I have bought way too much for the past half a year. If I end up buying as much as 'normal' during these two months of summer vacation...I need to check in to a professional because I would really have a problem then since I have no excuse to go into the city now that I don't have my student Metrocard (for public transportation in NYC).

Onward to my haul! Enjoy ^__^


yeppeunsonyuh purchases
The site is run by a seller that I frequently purchase off of on Soompi. This is the same seller that lives pretty close to me so I get to save on shipping :P She was nice enough to tell me when the concealer came back in stock since at the time that I wanted it (in May) she only had shade 1 available.


Canmake Cover & Stretch Waterproof Concealer UV - Shade 2
I remember hearing a few bloggers rave about this concealer. At the time I bought it my face was breaking out a lot and my acne scars seemed like they were never ending. I've tried some potted concealers and such but not many liquid ones. However this month was mainly focused on taking picture after picture I kind of put this concealer off to the side because of the UV aspect. But I will play with it soon now that all the picture taking is over.


Canmake Cream Cheek - 03 Strawberry Whip
The seller only had this shade available and I didn't want to bother her about personally ordering a specific shade for me (even though she did offer to). Since I only wanted to try the product out, especially after all the raves everyone has for it, the shade didn't really matter. I really love how light and easily blendable this product is! Definitely not a hard cream product which makes it a lot easier to use a brush with it. However it seems like there is very little product in there =X


Samples from yeppeunsonyuh :]
The seller is always generous with her samples (for me at least I can't vouch for others since I don't know many around me that also order from her to compare with lol).


L to R: Wet n Wild Coloricon Eyeshadow Collection - Blue Had Me at Hello & Petal Pusher
Another purchase that I made in preparation for prom. After reading the suggestions I received a while back on what kind of look I could wear with my dress I thought that these two would be a nice choice to play around with. Many color options and inexpensive. However I didn't end up using this palette because 1. after playing with the colors beforehand I didn't feel comfortable enough wearing the bold blues and I don't think I'm skilled enough to wear the purples (it made me look like I was punched =X) 2. I found a better palette =P


Crystal Body Deodorant Stick
I was running low on my previous deodorant/antiperspirant and I heard a youtuber mention this more natural deodorant and was very intrigued. I haven't used this yet though. Has anyone else used this or something similar? How well does it work?


L to R: Rimmel Lasting Finish 25hour Foundation - 200 Soft Beige & Essence of Beauty Wedges


Rimmel Lasting Finish 25hour Foundation - 200 Soft Beige
I saw a few bloggers and youtubers recommend this foundation especially since it's drugstore and has no SPF so I would be best for photography. However after trying it out I really did not like the way it sat on my skin. It didn't feel natural..me..at all IMO. I know there are tons of people who like it and I hate how something relatively inexpensive didn't work for me :[ I have since returned this. Luckily CVS has a great return policy!


Target E.L.F. purchases
2 E.L.F. Eyeshadow Brushes, E.L.F. Studio Line Contour Brush, E.L.F. Eyelid Primer
On the same day that I returned the Rimmel foundation, I was on my way to the city to also return the UDPP I got and to try an get a sample of a foundation to try from Macy's before deciding on whether or not to commit to a full bottle. Before going to the city, I dropped by Target to see if I would strike some luck and see if they had the eye primer in stock (which they did..but only the normal version and not the mineral version). I decided to take the risk and got it since it was only a dollar. No harm to my wallet even if it doesn't work. I also saw that they had a ton of other E.L.F. products in stock but I had to limit myself to only those three brushes since I was in need of eye brushes because my friends left me with the task of doing their makeup for prom as well (pressure on a newbie like me =X)


T to B: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cottage Cheese and Black Bean
A lot of people have recommended these to use as bases and such so I thought I'd give it a try. They do offer a nice base although they are a bit hard to blend..Or maybe it's just mine? Does anyone else have this problem? How do you fix it?



L'Oreal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Eyeliner - Carbon Black
After even when priming my lids with UDPP prior to wearing pencil liner failed on me, I decided to try an inexpensive liquid liner. A lot of gurus compared this to the Lancome one so I thought it must be alright. But this turns very flakey quickly and smudges easily on me. Maybe it's just a problem that I have :\ Eye products don't seem to like my eyelids very much...I have also returned this as well. I felt bad that I was returning so many used cosmetics back to CVS =X


Sasa Haul!!!
The much awaited Sasa haul that I've been dreaming about since May! The friend that helped me order from Imomoko and Adambeauty offered to order from here since she was going to as well. Luckily a majority of the products that I wanted came back into stock (although there are still some that I want to try). These will last me FOREVER...literally. Now I must remind myself to stop internet window shopping haha.


Hada Labo Tamagohada Daily Face Wash
I've been wanting to try this for such a long time. Skin like a hard boiled egg is VERY tempting no? :P


My Scheming Crystal Hydrating Eye Mask

My Scheming Crystal Whitening Brightening Eye Mask
I don't remember where I heard about these masks but I really wanted to try it. I haven't tried the hydrating one but I did try the whitening brightening one. I loved the gel texture of the mask, very squishy and comfortable :] I wasn't paying much attention to the whitening and brightening short term effects though =X Will keep note of it next time! Sorry..hehe.
I also can't wait to try the DIY eye masks that BEAUTYQQ mentioned with the tray these masks come with. Has anyone tried that?


Genie in a Bottle Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Spray
I've been really into sprays and mists lately. I didn't know Genie in a Bottle had a spray until I browsed their sasa page. I thought this would be great for both summer and winter. And it wasn't expensive at all. I think it was less than USD$10? But I'm not sure if it's still available because of sasa's terrible rate of restocking their OOS items.


L to R: Genie in a Bottle Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Serum & Naruko Magnolia Brightening and Firming Spray
After xppinkx posted about her huge sasa haul a while back and how lovely the Genie in a Bottle serums were I really wanted to try them (note how often I say I really want to try something LOL). Sadly the whitening serum was OOS but these hyaluronic ones weren't. I may save these for the winter time mainly because I tend to be drier then. I love how inexpensive it is and that it comes with 3 bottles instead of just 1 :D
Again..I wanted to try almost ALL the Naruko lines after Fuzkittie and SumMei talked about them months ago. But it is so difficult to get (well not anymore a few stores in NYC are selling them now and there is even an official store in Flushing, of course the prices aren't as good as they are online from the Taiwan site). Since Sasa didn't have too many of their gellies in stock at the time and I was on a spray/mist kick, I decided to order the spray. I'm not in need of firming but the brightening aspect sounds great ^__^


BeautyMate Bright Up Nano Eye Masks
Bestfriend also ordered tons from sasa, including these eye masks. So I asked if we could trade. I haven't tried these out yet but I can't wait to since Bubz raved about them a long while back.


T to B: Urban Decay Naked Palette & Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner - 13


Ooo Pretty!! ^__^
Bestfriend and I got Naked together hehe (No wrong images xD)
Pwuahaha I felt a surge of happiness when I saw these babies at the Soho Sephora location. There were only three of these left and bestfriend and I both took one. Evilness :D I knew I shouldn't have made such an impulse but the feeling of having something so coveted was intoxicating! Of course this was a great purchase none-the-less. I can always wear a palette with natural colors comfortably. The only gripe was I wished it still had the double sided pencil :[
This was the palette that I used for prom instead!



MUFE Aqua Liner - 13
When it was first launched Temptalia gave a great review on how long this lasted and I think she gave it an A or A+ (which I've noticed isn't given too often). So I thought this would be a great choice of a liner to use. And when I swatched it at Sephora and rubbed it, it didn't smudge! But..that can't be sad for when it's actually on my eyes *sigh* I think my eyes hate makeup! Although this does last great. I cannot rub or touch my eyes at all or else it would come right off =X Maybe it was because I didn't wear a primer? Will try again soon. The applicator is also difficult to get use to after using the brush applicators of the Physician's Formula liquid liner. I may give the asian liners (K-Palette and Dolly Wink) a try next after I finish this one.


E.L.F. Studio Line Fan Brush
Bestfriend and I made another stop to Target one day and I saw this baby there. I've been wanting to get a fan brush for some time now but they were all pretty expensive. This wasn't in stock the last time I went to Target though. I have yet to try it but I heard it's great for natural flush (which is my ideal cheek look)!


OPI Silver Shatter
Bestfriend helped me get this at the nail supply store. Was very surprised that even they weren't selling it at wholesale price like other OPIs usually are sold there. But I guess even though they that these shatters are very popular and should gain the post they can? :P I've tried this once and I like the effect but can't say I love it just yet. Maybe it'll be one of those polishes that'll grow on me?

What have you bought last month? Anything similar :P

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