Sunday, January 29, 2012

Looking Back on 2011

Heylo...I filled up my camera's memory card (8 gb) which made me go through the pictures and reminisce about the past year, especially since I didn't do so already. So please allow me to share some of my happy moments with you. This is a super long and very picture heavy post!

2011 was a bit tough for me and to be honest, I spent a lot of time alone or focusing on my own goals, so I won't do this in chronological order but by topic. Also,don't be surprised to see most of my happy moments were of food, haha. Actually, I have so many pics of food, will have to save that for the next post.

Memories?  Reflections?  Looking back? Errr I obviously didn't know what to title this, so please forgive me if I was misleading. (I changed it from "My Favorite 2011 Memories," it didn't seem quite right of a fit.)


Like most well-meaning people, I started off nicely but ultimately faltered. It's okay though, because these are more of lifelong resolutions for me so I'm going to try again and most importantly, work on keeping up regularly with these.

Work Out More

Started going to the gym regularly again, and used my Wii Fit+ and Just Dance 2 to exercise at home. Bought these pink Asics first which I thought were pure white with pink, but then saw the little-girlish design and so exchanged them for turquoise Asics. Umm I should really start working out regularly again.

Asics Gel-Kayano 16

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Drugstore Beauty Frenzy

Let's call this my Adventures in Drugstore Beauty Wonderland, shall we?

It all started when I heard many wondrous tales, far and wide, of the dazzling, amazing, spectacular, incredible [insert your own superlative here] Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter...ever heard of it?

 It is indeed a truly hard-to-find treasure which everyone wants to get her hands on!

Really though?  Really?

Monday, January 23, 2012

January Caudalie Giveaway Winner!!

Hiyee everyone! Happy Lunar New Year to those who celebrate! Chúc Mừng Năm Mới!! 새해 복 많이 받으세요!! 新年快乐!!

It's time to announce who won the Caudalie Vinosource Quenching Sorbet-Crème giveaway!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Review: My Beauty Diary Pink Rockrose Mask

This is the second of the My Beauty Diary Limited Edition Blooming of Beauty series that I'd tried and is also included as part of my January giveaway. Please enter my giveaway if you haven't already.


My Beauty Diary BLOOMING OF BEAUTY Aegean Sea Pink Rockrose Mask contains rockrose, which is a kind of flower can make your skin pink and white. After using this product, it can make a protection to your skin from inside to outside in order to against the external environment, giving the skin a perfect flawless and translucent protective power.

Suitable for all skin types.


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Review: My Beauty Diary Orange Blossom Mask

Heylo!! My face is in mask heaven this week as I try to post these reviews for the My Beauty Diary Limited Edition Blooming of Beauty masks (*whew!) that I'm including as a bonus for my January giveaway.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!!

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction...The chain reaction of evil — hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars — must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation." Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength To Love speech, 1963
Hello, everybody. =)  This is just a quick post that I wanted to do as I reflect and honor the life and work of a great American.  When we are kids, we learn to celebrate every holiday and its meaning, but as we get older, we (or at least I) tend to think more along the lines of "Yes! Holiday! Long weekend! What should I do on my day off?" and then we get bombarded with "Happy [insert name here] Holiday! Shop our [insert name here] Holiday Sale!" messages, haha.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

SEPHORA by OPI Traffic Stopper Copper

Why hello there, gorgeous...

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What it is:
A brilliant finishing touch that acts like jewelry for your nails. (clear with fine and chunky bright copper glitter)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Giveaway: Caudalie Vinosource Quenching Sorbet-Crème [CLOSED]

Happy Friday the 13th, everyone!  Here's my first giveaway of the year!

Last night I posted a review for the Caudalie Vinosource Quenching Sorbet-Crème, which is my current moisturizer.  Now it's your chance to try this product for yourself!

To enter:
♥ Follow my blog publicly
♥ Follow my Twitter
♥ Leave a comment on this post and tell me about a skincare product you love, like, or otherwise are thinking of trying.

For a bonus:
♥ "Like" my Facebook page for an extra entry and if you win, I'll also include these Limited Edition My Beauty Diary Blooming of Beauty masks!

Aegean Sea Pink Rockrose, Mediterranean Orange Blossom, Vienna Black Tuli
*Be sure to include your Twitter and Facebook names when you comment on this post so that I'll know it's you!

Please enter by the end of Friday, January 20th.
Winner will be announced on January, 23rd.

Good luck and thanks for entering!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Review: Caudalie Vinosource Quenching Sorbet-Crème


With its ultra-natural formula, Quenching Sorbet-Crème deeply hydrates all skin types, even the hyper-sensitive ones. The skin is instantly rehydrated, softened and soothed. Skin is immediately relieved of tightness and irritation. Organic Grape Water offers a 127% increase in hydration. Skin is 62% less sensitive thanks to Vinolevure. Grape Seed Polyphenols offers 100% protection from free radicals. During the month of October 15% of the proceeds from the sales of Vinosource Quenching Sorbet-Crème will be donated to the Breast Cancer Charities of America!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

2011 Beauty Favorites

Hiyee~!!  This is my Best of 2011 List.  This year I was a bit boring; I used a lot of favorites from the year before and didn't try a lot of products until near the end of the year, so I think it's too soon to say they were my favorites.  Many of these products I have not had a chance to review so I will do so as soon as possible.  For now, I'll just say a quick quip about each. :3

My Beauty Diary Mask Earl Grey Tea & Macaron Sheet Mask
My Beauty Diary is a winner in my book because of products like this.  Super cute packaging, cheap, but works well and immediately.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Hello, 2012!!

Happy belated New Year, everyone!!

It still feels so unreal that it's 2012!  I wonder how long will it take before I get used to saying it and writing it.  To be honest, I did not get to spend a lot of time at the end of 2011 to reflect and re-evaluate, so I'm still mulling things over slowly.  I just wanted to pop in and say hi, and also state that blogging is on my list for 2012.

I know I'm a strange creature, I used to blog and spend a lot of time reading & commenting on blogs, then slowly pulled back so that I could spend more time doing other things.  Perhaps I just like coming full circle.

Without further ado, here are my humble blogging goals for 2012 (almost thought and typed "2011").

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