May 2011 Collective Haul

Finally my purchases of May.

I'm warning everyone beforehand that I did a lot of damage last month. A lot of it was because my friend offered to order from Sasa (but because most of the items I wanted went OOS) I went a little crazy on Imomoko and Adambeauty trying to satisfy my lemmings. The stuff I bought will probably last me a I hope I won't have the urge to buy more in the next couple of months. The rest of the items were bought in preparation for prom. (I only have a couple of other things in mind but those are drugstore items. After that, I definitely need to stop and save for college!) All these purchases already made up for the month of April where I purchased close to nothing xD

On with the haulage!!
Picture & text heavy!!!~

Origins Haul
L to R: GinZing, Modern Friction Face Scrub, VitaZing SPF15 Energy Boosting Moisturizer

I'm a little upset that Origins is promoting a set that has all three of the products that I wanted to try a month after I made my purchase :(

Origins GinZing

Origins Modern Friction Face Scrub & Origins VitaZing SPF15 Energy Boosting Moisturizer

1st Imomoko Haul!!

Items came very fast. But they sent me the wrong foot pack yet charged me for the other one (which was $2 more than the one they sent). Mistakes happen & they were nice about it and allowed me to return it for an exchange. Shipping was also very quick. Which is strange because my friends who ordered had mixed shipping lengths from them. =T

Kao Essential Damage Care Nuance Airy Treatment

I really wanted to try the hair mask that so many people were raving about. But Sasa has been OOS of that particular item, especially after Bubz recommended it. So I thought this might be similar. I've tried it once during my busy month last month. It made my hair feel very soft but I don't know if I'm just not used to using these types of products or such but I felt my hair turning oily slightly faster. But then could have been that I was touching my hair a lot more because it felt that soft =P Will try it again and try not to touch my hair and share my findings again!

Hada Labo Gokujun Cleansing Oil

I thought I should find a cleansing oil before my Origins one runs out (even though I still have more than enough to last me maybe this entire month). I cannot wait to try this and see if it's moisturizing or not. I do not know if it claims to or not because I do not read/understand Japanese but coming from Hada Labo I think it should/might be moisturizing..right?

Hada Labo Shirojun Arbutin Whitening Set (Lotion & Milky Lotion)

I was running out of my H2O+ moisturizer and slowly using up my Hada Labo SHA Lotion AND saw this awesome set on Imomoko so I wanted to give it a try. I haven't started it yet but hope to soon! Hopefully, it'll help brighten my skin and maybe lighten my neck *cross fingers*!

1st Adambeauty Haul!!
L to R: Mentholatum Skin Aqua UV bihaku Milk WHITE, Hadalabo BB Moist Emulsion SPF 50+ PA+++ - Natural Ochre, Hadalabo Gokujyun Super Hyaluronic Acid Face Wash

Baby Foot East Pack (Size M)

This was the foot pack that I originally ordered. I really wanted to try it after seeing it on LotusPalace's blog. It sounded really interesting and I wanted to pamper/splurge on myself for prom and graduation. (I don't take care of my feet! So I must do so now, especially for the summer haha)

Benefit Feelin' Cheeky Set

Been meaning to get this since April. I planned to get this when Sephora had the 15% off but when I went to the Sephora I went to I didn't see any of the other items that I also wanted so I put it off and lost the chance to save some $$. =( I've only tried the Benetint so far and I really love it. It isn't as bold as my TonyMoly tints and isn't as quick drying. It's also very sheer unlike the TonyMoly tints so it's much easier to build up to desired intensity (maybe I haven't tried) whereas the TonyMoly ones come out very opaque the first layer you apply. Especially since TonyMoly's is a doe foot applicator and Benetint is a brush. Really like! I might even buy a full sized when..if I ever run out =D

Nanoce BB Set

Bought from the beauty store I previously ranted about. This time she was busy on the phone the majority of the time and didn't stare me down or even bothered to talk to me and best friend until we asked her for price and such. Maybe she sensed we were buying? Haha. Actually, I wasn't even intending to purchase this because I thought she only had the BB Cream alone. But I saw the set and it was only a few extra dollars (from her BB Cream price) and I was swayed. Bestfriend can attest to my vulnerability LOL She witnessed it firsthand.

Nanoce BB Moist Cream No.2 Healthy Ochre

I really wanted to try this after how many bloggers said this was a better match for slightly darker than the usual Korean BB Creams AND after seeing how beautifully Nic Nic looked in her face shots when she wore her's. I've been wearing this for the past week and I really like it! Hasn't broken me out. I don't think it clogged my pores. It didn't make me look uber pale or white-faced. Although..sometimes when it's especially hot and my makeup wears off a little faster than usual my normal face color starts to show up and makes it look slightly off but no biggie. I even got a compliment one day from a male friend that usually doesn't compliment me LOL It was surprising and might not have had anything to do with wearing this but I want to give it some credit. I do not know if it was a joke but it felt nice Haha

Nanoce BB Mineral Powder

I haven't tried this. But the powder jar is much smaller than what I expected. And much pinker than I expected as well. I hope it isn't light for me. Will try soon but want to use up some of my current powders before I open this one.

Koji Eyelash Curler No.73

I bought this mainly for prom. I decided to purchase this after scouring the beauty shops of Chinatown. The particular store that I went in had the wider curve and standard curve. The shop owner (I think or SA) allowed me to take out the curlers to try in-store which I thought was nice of her...was not expecting it! I was surprised that my eyes fell under the wide eyes range! I've used this a few times and it doesn't pinch my eyelids like the Kirkland one did (that came with the brush set I purchased a year or two ago). However, I think it is a little too curved for me because the curler never gets the inner corner lashes. I may try the new Shiseido ones which have a bit flatter/straighter curve. I don't know though. I'm not in need of it. One is enough LOL

Sephora Haul :D

I purchased these while waiting for my mom to get off work one Saturday. We were taking a trip to Queens to search for some things for our new house (YAY!). I was only thinking of purchasing the primer and the Jack Black lip balm duo but saw the Benefit set and changed my mind. Hehe It's very rare for me to see Online Only items in stores and I wanted to try these products! (Excuses I know...don't judge! lol)

Mini Benefit Erase Paste No.2

It looks very pink/salmon-y. Definitely doesn't look like it would fit my skin tone but you never know. I haven't tried it out yet since I have so many under-eye concealers that I wanted/need to use. Maybe I'll give it a try next week.

Mini Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in R.S.V.P.

Been wanting to try this. I'm a little disappointed though because it isn't as pigmented as I thought it would be but it's still a nice wash of color and shimmer for a person who prefers less eye makeup.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

After some suggestions and based on my budget and resources...I decided to get this primer. The only reason why I didn't get the ELF primer even though it is 1/6 of the price of UDPP was that I'm pretty sure the Target I go to does not have it and I didn't want to go through the trouble of purchasing a $3 item and paying for the shipping. Also, I thought if UDPP didn't work I'd return it to try the NARS primer instead since Sephora has a great return policy. I've tried it a few times. Once with just the Milani liner and I'm sad to say it didn't help with that. I'm going to try this again soon with just shadow to see if it helps that though *cross fingers*!

This or That?


Hopefully I'll get enough responses before I go shopping tomorrow to exchange the ones that I ordered. ^___^

I was shopping for shoes to wear with my dress on Memorial's Day and I thought I finally found something. But unfortunately the store didn't have my size and when I received the order in the size that I thought would fit it didn't...(if only they had half-sizes!). Plus my pinkie toe is too short and falls right out of the gaps!

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Credits to Call it Spring

So now I'm going to exchange or return the shoes for another pair but I'm in need of opinions. Who better to go to than the blogging community :D

Here's a picture for reference!

Credits to Call it Spring

Credits to Call it Spring

I think the sandals go better with the dress but I'd probably wear the pumps more often in the future than sandals =T

So hard to choose!!

Love Package from Coco

Yet another late post!

I apologize (especially to Coco if she's reading this) for forgetting to share this lovely package with everyone. I really did have the intentions to but was so caught up with school. (Should definitely stop saying this already lol).

The package came over close to two months ago! Even though she already posted the prizes on her giveaway post, I was still shocked when I opened it.So many goodies!!

I'm surprised she used EMS! It must have been so expensive :O

Everything all neatly packed.

Maybe I should start a collection..^__^

I love her handwriting! So neat!
I still can't believe she spent HOURS reading my old entries (hopefully there were improvements? lol). I do the same thing when I find a nice blog :P

All the goodies out of the Etude House baggies.

Lots of samples. Especially BB Cream. Can't wait to try them.
*Note to self: don't forget to use samples lol

Stars of the package.

Extra Thailand goodies.
I was a bit confused by how to use them but she explained it to me.
I can't wait to use it whenever I'm in need of relaxation :D

Etude House Juicy Pop Tube #01 Pink Cherryade

Missha The Style 4D Mascara & Etude House Model Face Color #2 Model Shade

Etude House Hello Kitty Mini Lip Balm in Mini Pink

Etude House Golden Ratio Face Glam - Pink

Etude House LUCIDarling Fantastic Gradation Eyes - #06 Golden Brown

Etude House LUCIDarling Fantastic Rouge - 10 Million Pixel Lavender