Collective Haul...again

I'm such a terrible blogger. I only post like once a month :X But I do follow blogs everyday so no worries, I'm still here :)

After following tons of great blogs during this month, I wanted to get a lot of things. However, I'm only a student and I can't order online, so I can only see and wish. For the things that I do have access to, I have to save up lunch money (I sound like such a child) and/or use my Chinese New Year money to buy things that I really want. Most of the time, when I go to Sephora, Macy's, or drugstores, I talk myself out of buying most makeup items that I want to try. Reason being...I don't wear makeup daily. But I still have the urge to try it. Ahh! This isn't good. >__<; Hmm, enough of my rambling. The rest is going to be a collective haul that I got over the last couple of weeks. (Must keep track of my spendings!!)

Mandom Cleansing Express Sebum Cleansing Lotion
I read some good reviews about this product. Going to use it after I finish my Kanebo Cleansing Oil. (I might review it when I'm done.)

Biore Pore Unclogging Scrub Oil-Free
I sufferred terrible breakouts. After I read some reviews on how good it was, I thought I'd give it a try. I needed an exfoliator anyways.

Carmex Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm
A lot of people rave about Carmex. But the squeezy tube doesn't appeal to me. Also, I love my Rosebud Salve,'s really hard to carry it around at school and apply it with my finger. So far I'm loving this Lip Balm. It has a nice finish and doesn't dry out my lips :)

E.L.F. Studio Line Brushes (L to R): Complexion Brush, Small Precision Brush, Blush Brush
I love soompi! The sellers there are great and do surveys (or like sprees on blogspot). It's great for people like me who can't order online :) So far I've only tried the complexion brush, once. I think it's best to use this as a setting powder brush because it only leaves on a slight layer of powder. When I went to clean off my powder & sunscreen at the end of the day, there wasn't as much makeup on the cotton pad as there usually is.

Gmarket Haul (except for the first one): TFS The Skin Extra BB Cream SPF20 PA++, Castledew Watershot Foundation #21, Castledew Watershot Foundation #23, DHC Q10 Cream Foundation in Yellow Ocher 01, Banila Co. Prime Primer matte
The BB Cream was from the seller's shop on soompi.
I bought the Castledew foundations after Bihada Diaries & Lotus Palace's review. Since I had no idea which color to choose, I bought both. I still don't know which one suits me but I'll figure that out.
Ekimura did a review for the DHC foundation and I thought I had to try it since it was going to be discontinued, but of course, silly me I think I bought the wrong shade. >__<;; And the only product that I got solely because I wanted to was the Banila Co. primer. I haven't tried it yet, but I hope to soon! :) I've noticed that a lot of "oil-control" or "matte" primers from Korea have a green tint to them. (Like the Etude On Screen Primer for oil control)

TFS Haul: The left two were gifts/freebies (I think she told me that the middle one was soup. It smells really nice!) & on the right is TFS Clean Face Spot Clear Intensive Patch
I tried the patch last night. I was hoping for my pimples to completely disappear, but what product does that? It did reduce the sizes by like a half? And it's not like bulging red spot anymore. Maybe the breakouts will be gone with one or two more uses. These were $8 for one pack without tax. On Nexcare also has patches like these for ~$3-5 dollars (I think) but of course, I can't order online... So these were the next best thing to try.
*Thank you Mona (from MakemeBlushhh) for the address to the new location in the city :)

Inside the little package: TFS Clean Face White Post-Acne Nighttime Spot Eraser sample, Box of cotton pads, and Nail Polish (53-Fluorescent Orange).
I haven't tried any of these yet and I might never have a chance to use the orange because it looks too bright and bold for me :X

MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural in Light Medium
My 2nd MAC product :) I went to Macy's wanting to get one of the lipglass/lustreglass sets, but the colors looked too bold and shimmery for me so I asked for this instead. (I hit pan on my Maybelline Dream Matte powder so I wanted to try something that looked more natural.) This really hurt my wallet, but I was willing to spend it on this. I'm not going to go crazy buying makeup, only once in a while...>__>;; I should stay away from MAC and Macy's, but I really want the Cremesheen Glass in Boy Bait. What to do?! Anyways...the MA matched me with Medium Plus, but she said that they sold out ( :O )! So she tried "1 shade lighter" which I knew was medium, but she chose Light Medium instead and it looked okay since I'm probably going to get a little lighter during the fall & winter. I'm not going to start this product until I finish my Dream Matte powder.
What brush do you use to apply the MSF Natural? Not to like set anything, but when wearing it alone?

First love package & Collective Hauls

I've been following blogs for a couple of months now, but only started to comment back recently (sorry!) Then a while back, Kathi (LotusPalace) reviewed her Banila Co. products and offered to send the samples to the her followers who replied first. Even though I wasn't within the first three (I think), she was still very sweet and sent me samples anyway! I got the package yesterday and I cannot thank you enough!! :) I felt very obligated to post about it ^__^ And I've been buying things here and there and thought I should post them up to keep up my spending journal before I get lazy and forget to.

Love Package from LotusPalace (Follow her!!)

Inside the little packet ^__^:

L to R: My UV Guard Sunscreen Pore Control SPF50+ PA+++; Let Me Finish Prime BB Cream (top); it glow Luminiser SPF 15 PA+ (bottom); Prime Primer

Her stationary is so cute! Now I get to see some of it in person :) How exciting!

Hauls from the last 2 weeks or so:

Essence of Beauty Kabuki Brush (My first kabuki, I might do a review on it in the future.)

Tweezerman Tweezers; Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment; ELF Professional Travel Mirror
*I have been breaking out terribly the past couple of weeks. I'm not sure if it's because of my hormones or because I'm really stressed from school. Wish it'll go away...)=

Sephora & MAC Haul
Top: Sephora Sifter Jar
Bottom: The Skincare Tinted Moisture Protection SPF 20 (sample in light); MAC Studio Finish Concealer (NC30)

My first MAC product! It was a little intimidating to walk into the cosmetics counter section for the first time, by myself, at Macy's. But the MA that saw me looking around was pretty nice, not pushy at all. She asked me what I was looking for and what I needed to cover and helped me choose a shade. I thought I was lighter, but oh wells! LOL Now I think I know my MAC shade, which will help a lot when I'm browsing around blogs ^__^;;

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!!

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!!
My grandma made a lot of yummy food to celebrate. Hmm, I'm getting hungry just thinking about! What did you do to celebrate?


My first NOTD. I did it just now when I was watching the finale to a TVB show on tv. (Moonlight Resonance)

with flash & without flash

Bottom & Top Coat: Sally Hansen Green Tea + Bamboo Nail Strengthener
Purple Color freshcover Nail Enamel - Simple Joy
Glittery/Sparkley Color: Essie - Anniversary Gala

------Drugstore Haul------

I didn't purchase much, but here it is anyways :)

L to R: Maybelline Mineral PowerConcealer Fair & Cream; Scunci Self-Holding rollers

I'm not sure if the shades match, but if it doesn't I can always wear something over it. After trying it already on my face, it doesn't feel right returning it. Also, if anyone happens to know how to effectively use the rollers for side-swept bangs...please tell me!!