今天想無聊一下,post一些較離題的東西!
// I feel like writing some random stuff other than Beauty this time…yah. Andrea I wrote in english for you! heehee//

這是我之前在韓國買的其中一推文具品。很可愛吧?我大概購入了十多本迷你記事簿,最令我喜歡的是相片中這一系列,是富有每一個國家特色/的小女孩插畫做封面,非常可愛!裡面是沒有間條的紙,可以讓我輕鬆的塗鴉~而且它是超級便宜!好像3,000won($21HKD)就有一本了。圖中還有其他的本子和一些筆,全部都很有設計味道。韓國真的一直在進步呢。

// I got these from Korea! Aren’t they cute? They are basically little pocket notebook, kind of like the Moleskine ones but with smaller and has cute design on the front. suppppper adoarable! I especially love the set that features different country’s specialty(you see the Eiffle Tower? haha). The rest of them are still great though. Some of them have lines in it which helps with taking note, but I like the ones that are plain better – best for doodling! And I also got some cool stationary . Guess how much? 3USD each!// 

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這是Guerlain的Aqua Allegoria “Pamplelune” EDT,其實兩年多時我已在Sephora得到這枝香水。我可是很喜歡它的瓶身設計和它的consistency on its “bee” concept,氣味不是很普遍大路化(西柚加入佛手柑的豐郁味道,讓人感到雀躍~),它有一點花香但橘子/西柚的那種酸酸苦苦的味道我反而覺得很特別,夏天用它感覺非常清新!較早前French May的其中一個活動便是在金鐘Pacific Place的香水歷史展,大家有去嗎?

// This is Guerlain’s Aqua Allegoria EDT in “Pamplelune”. love love love. I used to have it a few years back when I was still working at Sephora. But coming back to HK i left it with my friend since the bottle was heavy. But don’t you just love how elegant the perfume bottle itself look? The scent is a very refreshing grapefruit/tangerine type, which is great for summer. //

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最近很意紅色的衣物。這對VALENTINO鞋子超級Chic! 配襯上黑色的皮質Legging/裙子會很好看. 一直很想要的紅色皮質Legging!

// I think I saw this on Neiman Marcus’s web site. It’s so chic! Imagine that with black shinny leggings:) //

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皮質Legging哈哈哈:) 圖中這個配搭也是我喜歡的,因為我是走簡單style的路線!這剛巧也是紅色。

// yahhh I think this only look good on someone tall and skinny. But I love the simplicity of this look. Black high peels + shinny red leggings = win //

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夏天的輕鬆穿!滿不錯吧?外面天氣太熱其實也令我很困擾,穿什麼也覺得太多

// Cute outfits for the summer! It sucks to have to think what to wear in summer, wayyy too hot in Hong Kong.. //

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這是我今天上班時穿的衣服配搭。上半身是在韓國A land outlet的白色型格Tee,很有Gaga feel的袖(笑).下半身是Joyrich的裙子. Flats/鞋子是以前在美國Nordstorm買的。

// What I wore to work today! Top is a tshirt form A Land Outlet in Seoul, bottom skirt is from Joyrich. Flats I bought from Nordstorm last year. //

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近來有奇想
如果我的皮膚一點問題都沒有,那我應該不會像現在這麼上進去不停試用和研究美容產品呢。雖然本身也是喜歡化妝的人(感覺像在畫畫但有美化自己的效果哈哈哈),但有問題or想改善也算是一種推動力吧。現在的我反而對美容品的發展和技術很有興趣!

// Lately I was thinking, if my skin was perfectly flawless, I wouldn’t be so interested and eager alllll the time to try out the sea of beauty products out there! You are more likely to get into all the fine details in every product you use and became a beauty junkie because you want improvement or you have some kind of skin issue that needs to be fix, isn’t it? Well at least that applies on me very much so. Although I’ve always like makeup (yes I do feel like I’m painting on my face when doing so), but having problems to fix sorta became the reason I like Beauty so much. Recently I’m even into the technology behind beauty products! They are fascinating. //

-till next time-

OMG I FINALLY GOT MY FIRST GMARKET ORDER!
// I’m gonna followed this with Chinese later. Sorry its just much easier to start with writing in english //

Okay actually I got it over a week ago, so this entry is long overdue. But since then I’ve had the time to organizing them and also take some photos meanwhile. I absolutely lov opening all these boxes, you know the kind of excitement when you get packages in the mail? YEAHHH. So lets go!

This was the package I got. They sent it via EMS and mom was home so, perfect! Presents await me home<3

It took a while to finish opening all the boxes inside. think there were about 10 boxes?

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#1 Sooryehan sun pat SPF 50 PA+++ gift set
I got this from the official LG page on Gmarket. It was a good deal considering how much freebies you get from the set, with the price of only the single product. I will show pictures of the stuff in another picture.

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#2 Sooryehan sunblock SPF50 PA+++
More sunscreen! Again I got this on the LG official page as a gift set, so same freebies were given(should’ve known!). Still good deal though, I now have double the freebies! On the right side it’s one of the freebies—Sooryehan Whitening soft peeling gel.

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 Sooryehan freebiessss! I got the whitening cleansing foam, soft peeling gel, night sleeping mask, paper masks and serum (x2)

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#3 Lacvert sunblock & cooling sun spray
Are you tired of all the sunscreens yet? haha its summer so I gotta stock up! plus these are on “1+1”, meaning buy one get one free! what a deal right? I loveeee sunscreen spray, they’re so easy. They are from the LG official page as well since it is their brand, just think of Lacvert as a Etude House, but maybe not as well known.

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#4 Lacvert Pure cleansing foam
lol maybe I didn’t need this, but it was also on 1+1!! pretty much makes it 4USD per tube! have never tried their stuff so this is a good way to start.

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#5 Primera Facial Mild Peeling Gel samples
Finally something not from LG. Primera is a natural brand under Amore Pacific and I’d want to start out by trying this product first. As you all know I use mostly natural skin care products and lately I have been wanting to try more peeling gel, knowing how it’s less harsh on your skin but just as effective. My friend had pretty good feedbacks on the TheFaceShop one she got from Korea, my turn to try some now!

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#6 Sooryehan Mushroom cream & serum samples
Okay things are not going in order now, haha! These are samples of their mushroom series, I think I got like 10 samples of each product here. No particular reason on ordering them, but hopeinablog recommended it a while back and it’s supposed to be a fabulous line! Thus the samples.

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#7 Sooryehan Yunha Cheongyun line cream & essence(serum) samples
Are you tired of all the sooryehan stuff already? haha:) These are from their Cheongyun line, great for combo/oily skin. I especially got these for the summer time! For those who don’t know, Sooryehan is a brand similar to The History of Whoo, both features natural herbal extracts and uses chinese medicine philosophy for their products. But the first is more targeted to young women and it’s also less expensive!

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#8 Sulwhasoo Lumitouch lip care(lip balm) samples x2
I love this lip balm! It’s sooooo good when you use it overnight, because the next morning your lips still look super plumped and smooth! See I got a sample tube of this from a local HK store a week before I place the order on Gmarket. of course it’s much cheaper online  – basically I got two tubes for the price of one at the local store. tsk tsk.

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#9 Sooryehen Yunha peeling gel + Danahan(?) facial cleanser delux sample size
more sooryehan I forgot! haha, I got this peeling gel not knowing one of the freebies from the kit was also a peeling gel, sigh. The other cleanser is from an unknown korean brand, thinkkkkk its called Danahan? I got it just for fun, it was cheap and it seems like it’s one of those natural brand? haha

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#10 The History of Whoo sun pact SPF 45+ delux sample
I got this solely because it is a pressed sun screen powder, which it’s a must-have for the summer time! it is slightly tinted but I haven’t tried it yet. The case is very pretty though!

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#11 O Hui clear science soft peeling gel & sansim whitening cream samples
Along with all the other LG brands, I wanted to try out O HUI as well, thus their peeling gel! And the sansim samples are cheap so why not! they are from the same seller. sansim is a brand features ginseng as their main active ingredients.

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#12 The History of Whoo Seol whitening soft toner, whitening balancer & whitening lotion delux samples
Definitely the main purpose of my order! I was very interested in trying out the whitening line from this The History of Whoo, due to many rave reviews  on its effectiveness for reducing spots and pigmentation on the face. Of course I didn’t want to look pale or ‘white’, fading acne scars is my focus here. So I’ll review these later since I just started using them.

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#13 The History of Whoo Seol whitening intensive balm & O Hui whitening BB cream samples
The intensive balm is a new item, so I figured I would get it along with the rest of the whitening line products. And more stuff from O huI!

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#14 The History of Whoo Chung line samples
I got the Chung line simply because it is for oily/acne-prone skin, but it is discounted. Here you are looking at the cream, the Yoon and the Dan essence. Not sure which essence works better so I ordered both of them. Hopefully this line can help my skin for the summer!

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MORE SAMPLES! haha, these are from the various seller I ordered stuff from, not from one of course:)

Okay that’s it! Looks like it’ll take me a while to try all of them and write reviews…heehee.
I’d have to save Gmarket’s stuff are very nice! I browsed through their clothes section, they are mostly pretty cheap and chic! Maybe in my next order I’ll fill it with some clothing items;)

next post will be a review of Sofina’s new jenne oil control mousse! Stay tuned!

-till next time-

Yah sure, life isn’t fair. But time to move on with that mindset!
Be thankful, and be content more often, can’t you?

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I had the ‘hottest’ day at Disney land in Hong Kong last sunday. definitely couldn’t bear the heat, there were times I thought I was having a heat stroke. Nonetheless a good afternoon spent with great company though!

I miss summer time in Seattle! The weather was always gorgeous, you know, enough heat and sunshine to put a smile on your face during the day but nice cool breeze at night. Just love it. You can never get that in Hong Kong.
Oh man, this is going to be my first summer without a break! woot work life! ……not really.

夏天的感覺真的每天在迫近,好像最近開始整個人都想待在冷氣房,但這樣子對皮膚OR身體也沒好處,真煩惱。而且近幾個月眼睛都超易敏感,紅紅乾乾的,蚊子也快要令我要發瘋了!!由於要適應換季,我在護膚方面也作出了調整。

首先必備的是蘆薈Gel,一定要是純正無附加成份的(我會選擇有機)它的用處多的是。泛紅,敏感,曬傷,蚊蟲咬時就最好不過了。有時候我更加會用它當作保濕Gel呢。

Jason’s Organic & Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Gel 

面部磨砂也很重要,可以防止角質層變厚,令暗粒減少一點。但因為換季關係我的皮膚較之前的敏感,所以一個月前就特別購入了新的磨砂Scrub.要介紹近期十分喜歡的Melvita Bio-Excellence Facial Scrub(抗氧磨砂膏),成份有沙棘油、蜜瓜、玫瑰 — 能減低污染物對皮膚的損害。

它的味道好好,很清新的水果和花味,特別是濃烈的玫瑰,蘋果和及梨子香氣<3另外它是一款很溫和的,沒有粗糙的粒子的Scrub(來自玫瑰果、蔗糖及矽),非常適合我!BA幫我試了三款的只有這種沒有令我皮膚變紅(我面部皮膚超薄+常常都泛紅喔)但它也不便宜呢,HK$250/75ml。

晚上用的面霜最近轉用了果凍凝膠狀的gel。一直也滿喜歡Orbis, 所以現在暫時在用這品牌的和漢淨肌精純修護凝露(Clear Concentrate Gel),它添加了啤酒酵母萃取的基底淨化配方與白木耳多醣體,雙重保濕成分能補給肌膚滋潤和同時在睡眠時柔軟角質,調理粉刺問題,協助肌膚回復原有的新生機制~

但…發現有點黏膩,沒有很吸收的清爽感,真可惜:|
保濕度其實是相當不錯(在冷氣房也OK),而且沒有令我起暗粒/敏感,無油分、無香料、無著色這很好。中性和乾性皮膚的女生在夏天可以考慮這一個。像我油性皮膚的就應該先拿sample試試看.

近來對工作有些厭倦的感覺, 整個人的心情没有很好…..嗯.
-till next time-

Chanel’s 2011 summer collection is absolutely gorgeous!
Look at the model shot — it’s all about the beach and summer. Very tropical too! Looks refreshing with the eye shadow color combination.

Look at that lips and nails! oh my god what lovely colors! Sooooo pretty.
I actually want to try out this eye look some time. with my own shadows for now..heehe can’t afford all the chanel goodies!

Copied from the chanel web site, the nail color was “Morning Rose”.
The other two colors look great as well!

Also copied from their web site. Doesn’t the bronzer+blushlook amazing together?
Classy looking I say.

Can’t wait to try this look on my own!

昨天出席了Anna sui的夏日藝術手繪美甲Workshop,
首先謝謝BE x 它們的安排!
地點在銅鑼灣的一個化妝室,室內都佈置了Anna sui風格的東西,還有一個放有超多它們家甲油的display,非常可愛(好想自己家裏也有一個<3)
說到這個品牌,我很喜歡它們其中一款的Foundation Powder,好用而且有玫瑰花香味,我現在還有在用:) 我覺得它們的底妝產品是滿好的。

其實我是甚少出席這類型的活動,所以不認識其他的Bloggers,有點兒害羞呢。回到正提,開始的時候有美甲師為我們範怎樣做出多種不同的款式,看似很容易吧,但要自己來做就困難很多。有兩位bloggers的手做了model,老實說我覺得用camera放大viewing的方法是很不錯,可惜導師的手常常會不期然的移向上,所以有很多個shot我們還是看不清楚啦。

Anyway我沒有想過原來有一些基本的花式圖案是這麼容易就可以做到,只要你肯花心機下一些心思就可以了!Technique和Creativity也是同樣重要:) 導師教學完結後便到我們自己發揮的時候囉!我遲遲未能決定要做個什麼樣的款式,因為顏色選擇有限,只有紅, 藍, 黑, 白和glittery這四種。最後決定抄其中一個nail sample的做法,最簡單的用glitter做底色,然後塗上間條的藍和白,就像這樣:


合格吧?

很槽糕地最後完成一隻手後,才發現感覺很不balance,一深一淺顏色太大contrast了。但第一次這樣玩我覺得自己已經算是塗得不錯啦XD
之後用左手塗右手真的好廢,哈哈,完全不合格!好困難!我因為錯誤mistake而補塗有六至七層吧,哈哈哈。
身旁的bloggers也做得很好呢,羨慕了。最後再用吹風機吹乾就可以,但我塗了這麼多層所以真的一下子的乾不了。

活動結束時有收到褔袋,好久沒有用Anna sui的hand & nails產品!謝謝!

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—感想篇—

用了它們家的甲油後我發現它們的顏色很出,不用塗三四層就可以顯出實色來了,但可惜的是我們活動內只有四種顏色選擇,好像太少了呢,始終每個人的風格也不一樣耶,而且那四枝顏色也沒有很適合夏天。還有要提及的就是教學方面可以再進步一點,建議每台也可以有一位導師真正指導我們,這樣才不會像我們自己一個在亂塗喔(汗)。
也許主題可以更加和Anna sui配合吧? 為什麼沒有了Anna sui的特色(除了是它們家的產品外)?

till next time!

昨天是端午節,有一天假期所以就悠閒的渡過了.一早起來就在看G Market的東西,經過幾個小時後(其實已經過了半天)我終於都下了order囉~好高興又期待!我的The History of Whoo和Sooryehan耶!希望會順利到達,之後就可以和大家分享了!

今天也有複習了一點法文,要加油堅持下去,我要有目標!

另外今天試用了之前從韓國購入的Holika Holika Dark Circle Stealer Goggle Eye mask/眼膜,好奇怪喔,我下一回會一拼review的,請stay tuned!

最近好多朋友也到了韓國走走,令我好想再去呢~發現自己真的愛上了這個有趣的地方! 好喜歡他們漢方/韓方東西~我家現在有在用我從Lotte Mart買回來的韓方牙膏,滿不錯的.G Market你的order要快一點到XDDD