Saturday, November 24, 2007

Do you shop til you drop?

I saw this quickie quiz on my shopping buddy Giddy Tiger's site and naturally, I couldn't resist taking it too. I don't think the results are that accurate for me because...

You're a Window Shopper!

You know that shopping's a blast, but you prefer to save your money
You hardly ever give into an impulse buy, unless it's a total steal
You've always got the most money of your friends - and you never have to borrow
And you've got a nice wardrobe too ... of classic pieces that last years!

~ I window shop a lot. A whole lot. Like every Saturday and Sunday I do nothing more than haunt the shopping malls. Which in turn leads to temptation to buy stuff that I don't need.

~ So yes, I do impulse buy stuff on a regular basis but hey, they're always total steals! I never pay full market price if I can help it.

~ Hurhurhur. I shall take it as a prophecy that I have got the most money of my friends and that I'll never have to borrow to shop.

~ Yes, my wardrobe is full of classic pieces that I can wear for donkey years, which made my mother comment that I have the wardrobe of a 40 year old. Ha!

Friday, November 16, 2007

The new Nokia N82


Have I found my new love? I know it's a little too soon, seeing as how I got my Nokia N80 baby in August and am honor bound to keep on using it for at least a year... but just reading about the specs of this latest phone from Nokia on
Colbert's blog makes me drool and sets my heart aflutter with anticipation. I can't wait to see the real thing once it's launched...

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Everyday Minerals Multi-Tasking Concealer

Yes, after so long, I finally got down to checking out my mineral makeup purchase from Everyday Minerals. I was somewhat thwarted from initial plans to review it straightaway by a minor breakout on my cheeks, so I decided to err on the side of caution and wait until it had subsided before I tried out something new on my skin.


So far I've only test run one product - the
Multi-Tasking Concealer - and am glad to say that my experience is quite alright. As mineral makeup comes in loose powder form, I first had to get myself a proper tool. It so happened that I was at an Elianto cosmetics stall so I picked up their Foundation Brush (which I hope to review later on) as it seemed to be the right size for the teeny tiny Everyday Minerals pot. Getting the mineral powder onto the brush in the right amounts proved to be a little tricky at first as there is a secondary tray under the lid of the pot. I got around this by shaking it upside-down with the lid screwed on tight then sweeping the brush around the tray to pick up the mineral powder. Perhaps a little powderpuff would have worked better for me, but that's just my opinion.

The mineral powder is pretty fine and the foundation brush worked like a charm to pick it up and dust it onto my face. I'm not much of a makeup fan, preferring to go natural where possible and also keep the appearance of having applied any makeup at all to a bare minimum, so my routine was pretty simple. Dust on the Multi-Tasking Concealer where needed, apply a slight touch of blush to the cheeks, draw in my brows (a must for Asians, unfortunately) and a light touch of lipgloss and I'm good to go. The mineral powder went on quite well, and didn't show up as glaringly as my Maybelline loose powder used to do in the facial lines besides the nose and under the eyes. In fact, you could hardly tell that it was there. I still had a bit of redness and spots from the breakout and perhaps because it's a concealer (I've yet to try it in conjunction with the foundation powder), it did work quite well in minimizing the redness and covering up the spotty areas. But I do qualify my statement by saying that it wasn't a really bad breakout, just bad enough to be visible without any concealment.

The color of the concealer seems to suit my skin tone well - I could hardly tell that I was wearing any make-up on. However it should be considered that I didn't really layer it on, just a light dusting all over and a little more on the red spot area on my cheek. So far so good and I'm going to try the other foundation colors next!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

How to shop smarter

When one is a fervent shopper like I am, you will most probably look for ways and means to get the best deal for your money. My favorite tricks are to shop only during sales times, compare prices a lot and use discount cards or coupons if I have them. Some of the best coupon discounts can be found whilst online shopping; compared to the few coupons you can find in the newspapers or leaflets circulated to houses.

Some of the online discount codes that I'm just hankering to use are from
Classic Closeouts. With top name designer fashions going at 85% off plus less $10 and free shipping, what's not to love? It doesn't matter to me that the fashions may be at the season's tailend or perhaps one season later. I go for classic stuff that doesn't follow the seasons (it's not very practical to do so in tropical Malaysia).

Plus I like this coupon code from
Benefit Cosmetics that promises 2 free gifts with every purchase. I love free stuff even more than discounts. *grin* I suppose I'll eventually get around to getting their Georgia or Dandelion powders after reading good reviews about them.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Shoe Fetish #002

Another pair of shoes bought during the recent sales last month... again from Vincci. Was out shopping with a good girlfriend of mine and she basically encouraged me to buy this pair as I did the same for her with another pair. This time, 50% off the original price of RM75.90 meant that I only paid RM37.95 for it. At first I was afraid that the tri-color stripe at the side would mean that it would be hard matching it to my clothes, but I find that the maroony brown color goes very well with quite a number of outfits - it looks like I had specifically bought matching outfits when I didn't! So, a bargain overall and a welcome addition to my Imelda Marcos collection of shoes. Heh.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

When it's hard to find jeans that fit

I don't know if this is a problem that affects almost everyone universally, but I find it such a pain in the butt (literally!) to find jeans that fit me. Every time I try on a pair of jeans, it's like playing a game of chance... the waist fits and the length's wrong. Or the hip part fits but I can't button it! LOL. I was out shopping yesterday and by chance I managed to find a pair on sale that fit just right. (The only catch is, I cannot put on any more weight la.) So of course I bought it!

I like this pair...

If money were no object and if I could fit myself in, I would love a pair of jeans from the brand seven for all mankind. You know, the one that outfits stars like Scarlett Johansson and Hilary Duff. (I hear Britney wears their jeans too.) Women just rave about how comfortable and how well their jeans fit and how flattering the cut is. There's a whole range at to drool over, plus if you're intending to do a little online shopping, do remember to make use of their online stylist to help you choose the right ones that fit you.

Men are not forgotten either. Have you ever heard of the brand
nudie? Kinda makes me think of nudist beaches. LOL! But apparently, nudie jeans are a cool brand to have too.

So, what are you waiting for? Go strut your stuff in jeans now!

Friday, November 2, 2007

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