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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Haul/First Impression: Hong Kong/MACAU

My friend went to Hong Kong and my Mister went to Macau (they went seperately and on different times) but they both came back with handful of gifts and souvenirs ^^, I asked them to buy some of the things shown below because it cost soo much more if I were to buy it here in Canada.... boooo and yes I paid them back with my own money!

My dear friend got me a set of contact lens case and a black iPhone4 hard case, THANK YOU and I asked her to her me get a set of BB cream samples and 2 silicone facial cleanser pads and a tool to make a donut bun in my hair (shown below, the tool was already in my hair =P I just couldn't wait to try it out!)

Mini BB Creams, wanted to try bb cream for the longest time but didn't want to buy a full size nor buy the samples here in Canada because we get ripped off!

In this kit: Diamond Collection Pearl Luminous Beblesh Balm 5g
VIP Gold Collection Super+ Beblesh Balm SPF 25 PA++ 5g
Super+ Beblesh Balm Triple Functions SPF 25 PA++ 5g
The Oriental Gold BB Cream SPF 25 PA++ 5g

These are in the same order as the BB creams
These BB creams has a very different consistency to it
1st is very watery, 4th is a little bit thicker than 1st, 2nd and 3rd are very similar ti each other and are very thick in consistency 

1st one is very shimmery in real life, I hate it, don't think I will ever use it but still good for highlight in photography but not something I would use for an everyday look
4th is the only one with the closest shade to my skin tone but still too light and peachy =S
Still have to try 2nd and 3rd on my entire face, no comment on it  just yet but I don't think I will like it either because I hate having face makeup that doesn't match my natural skin tone or the rest of my body! : @ and these two looks too light and grey on the swatch

Blended out
Don't know the name to this thingy =P

Basically a sponge with a wire inside

I suggest you all search through YouTube to find how to make this donut bun hairstyle, I'm sure there's plenty out there. It's just too hard for me to explain and show it to you when I don't have a 3rd hand to take the pictures while I'm doing my hair, Sorry =]

But I'll try a brief description below:
I tied up my hair in a ponytail
Slide my hair through the middle slit of the hair tool
Stop a midway
clamp the slit close
Start rolling the tool upward while collecting the hair
When everything reached the scrunchie, bend the tool downward to make a circle
Then move the hair around to cover the hair tool, pin it with bobby pins to secure it

Side view and yes, I'm wearing a top; tube top to be exact. 


NEXT: This is what my Mister got me form Macau/HK, his sister also got me a lot of giftsss/souvenirs =D

Guerlain Meteorites powder and blush, another BB cream sample kit, NoirBlanc eyeshadow, Coach keychain and our Sony HX9V =]

  • Guerlain Meteorites Blush and Powder Kit from Mister's sister =]
    Super cute packagingBoth powder and blush is extremely shimmery/glittery
    Only swatched, haven't tried on face yet
    Blush not pigmented, just gives off a light and subtle pink
    Brushes are pretty soft and fluffy but I would use my own brushes instead

  • Can you see the light pink near the bottom?
  • Powder swatched near the top, around the knuckle
  • Shimmers are more visible in real life then in these pictures

Top: BB cream kit in black packaging
Bottom: BB cream kit in pink packaging (shown above)
-Only the third tube differs from each other

The black kit came with the BB Diamond Collection: The Prestige Beblish Balm instead of
The Oriental BB cream

This is something else my Mister's sister got me =]
NoirBlanc: S103 Deeply In Love

Sorry the colours are supper washed out, refer to the next picture for right colours

Looks pretty in the pan =]

...but not in swatches
.Super shimmery. No colour payoff. Lots of fall outs.

She also got me this, super pretty and shiny =] quiet heavy as well so I will only use it as a hand bag chain? instead of a key chain =]

Mister got me this because he know my old camera is breaking on me and he does not like DSLRs so he got me this which I love a lot more than DSLR because it's smaller, cheaper and has great functions!
-16x zoom
-24mm wide angle lens
-Full HD movie
and a lot more of goodies refer to the youtube video below for all the goodness... I bet you can't do all this with a DSLR WITHOUT buying all the different expensive lenses and without getting tired from carrying all the heavy weight!

Watch this for more info of the best camera out there! =]


Saturday, August 13, 2011



Thisisalx 2.0

Hey girls!!

I can't stand how my old blog is messed up so I decided to imported my entire blog to another portal for a fresh start:

It's basically the same thing just that the blog is functional now and not one that is messed up=]

The name to my new blog is Thisisalx 2.0: http://thisisalx20.blogspot.com which was derived from my old blog Thisisalx: http://thisisalx.blogspot.com

I would love it if you can all follow me here instead? =] Sorry for all the inconvenience but blogger was making me mad@@@@!! So I spent hours fixing and importing my new blog for you guys =]s2 it looks almost identical eh? =]


Like I said on my last post on my old blog that I have finally reached 100+ followers there so I will be doing a giveaway soon (end of month or beginning of September when I finish all my examssssss!) I still have to decide where I will post it and how it should all go down but definitely follow here because this is where I will continue to share my experience and thoughts with you all! Thank you all for supporting me this long, hope to see you all here =] : http://thisisalx20.blogspot.com


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Cutest puppies and the best hair trick!

Hey Everyone!! Missing you all a whole lot, just back from my vacay a few days ago so time to blog again =].... Still testing out whether you guys can see my blog updates on your dashboards or not =S let me know please! if it's still broken then I might make a new blog instead because I'm not happy with how Blogger isn't helping me fix it! grrr...

Anyways, I've been obsessed with these YouTube videos I watched within these few weeks. Seriously the best useful hair trick EVER no lies and the cutest puppies ever! I think most of you have seen these videos already since it's so popular but just in case you haven't yet then please enjoy! =D

Let me start of with the best hair trick I learned from Blair of "juicystar07"

-This hairstyle/trick is great for emergency situations where you need to get your hair our of the way but don't have a hair tie, hair clip, bobby pins, pencils or other sources to get your hair up:
Ex. 1: Working out at the gym; you are sweating like no other therefore turning your pin straight hair into a severe case of frizzyness
Ex. 2: Washing your face or brushing your teeth; quickly do this hairstyle and throw it to the back or inside your shirt so it won't move around
Ex. 3: Wear this hairstyle right after washing and drying your hair to add beachy waves into your hair without applying extra heat from a curling iron/straightener

- Or simply wear this style because it's cute, easy and quick
-Or do this style to avoid damaging your hair with bobby pins, hair ties etc...

*All I know is that I think this is the coolest and most useful hair trick ever!! been doing this hair at least twice a day (morning and night when I'm washing after myself*

Second lovely video that I'm loving is from Holly of "hollyannaeree" where she posted a video of her puppy Eevee! Isn't she cute!?!?!

One of the cutest puppy ever! Her fur colour is so pretty and luxurious looking! Also loving the red collar, what a stylist puppy s2!

Last but not least, this video always puts a smile on my face! I can watch it 10000000x and still not get bored of it!!! It's the Ultimate Dog Teaser by "klaatu42"

Love it!! do you?? =D

Weather been super cold lately, I thought it's still summer?
Anyway, hope you all have a greatttttt weekend! Let me know what you think about the videos? Have you watched it already? 


Monday, August 1, 2011

Blog Awardssss! s2

Thank you Haze from Shades of White and Diane from My Kiss 'n Make-up for these awesome awards, Thank you thank you thank you girls ^^ s2 you both so much ^^

I always get so excited when I get these; always surprise, happy, honoured and grateful that these girls actually thought of me when forwarding these awards^^
Please check them out/follow them if you want =]

From Haze

From Diane

From Diane

From Haze and Diane

Rules: List 7 random things about yourself
Since I've already list many many MANY random things about myself in many of my previous posts, I thought I would change it up and do a tag: Would You Rather Beauty Edition that I found on YouTube here

Would You Rather Beauty Edition:
1. Would you rather walk around all day with you skirt tucked in your underwear or be seen wearing a really see through dress?
I would definitely prefer be seen wearing a really see-through dress because it's less embarrassing and it could have been on purpose but if my skirt was tucked in my undies then that is just EMBARRASSING period. 

2. Would you rather go to a party and not realize until the end of the night that you have lipstick on your teeth or that your fake lashes are coming unglued?
I think I rather have my lipstick on my teeth because I if I even do were lipstick they are all light colours not bright red or dark mauvy colours so it won't show up too much on my teeth PLUS I always cover my mouth when I laugh =D, no one will ever notice it ^^.

3. Would you rather forget to put mascara on one eye or forget blush on one side of your face?I rather forget mascara on one eye because I have side swept bangs that can completely cover one eye ;). Also because I like to use eyeliner as well so it will still give the illusion that I have mascara on when I'm not!

4. Would you rather wear lipstick/lipliner combo or frosty blue eyeshadow?
I think I rather go with the lipstick and lip liner combo although I hate both lipliners and lipstick but like I said above I can always do a light colour lipstick and even with a clear lipliner ;) Frosty blue eyeshadow is way too noticeable for me.

5. Would you rather wear foundation that is two shades too light or go way overboard on bronzer?
Woah this one is hard because I'm super picky abut my foundation shade AND not overdoing my bronzers =S 
I think I would choose to wear a foundation that is too light because I can over/hide my neck with my long hair so it wouldn't be as noticeable that my face is so much lighter than my neck PLUS I can warm up my face with blush if I can't use bronzer. I think if I overdo my bronzer I would look like I have a dirty face LOL

6. Would you rather drink an entire bottle of ketchup or run into the guy who broke your heart on a bad hair day when your skin is breaking out?
I think I rather run into my ex looking all bad than to harm my health and body with an entire bottle of ketchup. I don't really care what he thinks now, all I care is what my present Mister thinks =]. Thinking of drinking ketchup makes me shiver =S 

7. Would you rather be able to date any celeb you wanted or wake up with perfect red carpet-worthy hair?

I rather wake up with red carpet-worthy hair because dating a celebrity is way too complicated and not worth the heartbreak when they get bored of you and find someone else.

8. Would you rather your armpits smell musky or like delicious lasagna?

LOL wth is this? haha, I think I rather have it smell like delicious lasagna because others might think you had a delicious italian lunch and got all the smell stuck in your clothes.

9. Would you rather give up your makeup or cell phone for one year?

I would definitely give up makeup than my phone for a year! I am actually trying to heal my acne and acne scars just so I neverrrrrrr have to wear makeup (mostly face make up) ever again!! I'm already more comfortable with my skin and I haven't worn any makeup in so long (well except for summerlicious and other occasions but I haven't worn makeup on a regular basis like to school, work, grocery, casual meetings with friends, etc) =]

10. Would you rather run into a cute guy you like with food all in your grill(teeth) or no makeup at all?
Easy one, I'd go with no makeup because that's just how I look he should accept me the way I am but food in my teeth is soo nasty and no lady like. I think it's kinda embarrassing as well =S so no make up it is =D

I'm actually in a hurry to pack for North Carolina now so I would like to forward this to EVERYONE who reads my blog specially my 97 followers ^^ Thank you all for stopping by and leaving me a comment, I really appreciate it s2.
I know I'm like the worst blogger at updating my blog but you all know that I'm having some technical problems with blogger and I'm just not motivated to blog as often =P. Will be away for the next week or so, hopefully I will update my blog more often but I will be having my final papers and final exams soon time so we'll see how that goes.

Happy August Everyone =D