UPDATE: if u are reading this post any time after June 2010. i already moved back home to Tokyo. I was only in Hong Kong for 6 months.
Welcome to MAY!
Yup hard to believe but its already MAY! Its been 4 months since i moved from Tokyo to Hong Kong.
Time really flies..its the 5th month of the year! we are almost halfway!
How has your year been so far? i hope its been going smoothly, if not, i hope the rest of it will go well!!
New month..new makeup?
Sometimes we need to break out of our usual habits and try something new.
Regular readers will know..i dont tend to be a singles eyeshadow sorta girl [i always buy palettes]
But as my hunt for diverse colors expands..i start to look at single eyeshadows as well…
Urban Decay in GASH and CHAINS
I recieved both of these ages ago in a swap with Miss Justine
This was an extremely generous gift from Miss Mag from makeupstash.com during my last visit to Singapore.
The color is fabulous and extremely different. Miss Mag is a real MAC expert..she knows all about their colors and names and limited editions etc etc. She tells me this used to be from a previous limited edition collection [like 4 – 5 years ago] and recently became part of the permanent range. As such it also sells out quite often.
Here are swatches for those of you wondering
From left: MAC “Lucky Green”, Urban Decay “Acid Rain” , “CHAINS” and “GASH”
I did a look with these colors but it didnt really turn out in the pic [argh dont know why?] so i’ll have to do it again and take another pic. But u can see part of my look in the pic all the way at the bottom of the post.
The color is very unique. I tried my best to capture it but i couldnt. it looks pink or peach here but the real deal is far more beige-y with a hint of pink. Cant explain it sadly. Contain shea butter so its sorta like a lipbalm too!
And with the new month..i also went to the salon to change my hair color. However i dont think i was very successful. It came out looking a little lighter or a few tones lighter but essentially the same color hahahahaha
If you dye your hair often..like me..you should consider using hair treatment. Hair treatment is NOT hair conditioner.
When you use hair conditioner or leave in hair conditioner..you use it AFTER shampoo.
When you use hair treatment…you use it AFTER conditioner.
Hope this clears it up cos the last time i talked about using hair treatment..a few readers asked if it was hair conditioner.
As stated before..my fave is from LUX
The one on the left is the one i buy in Japan and was my HG hair product of 2009. However i cant find it in Hong Kong [though they carry the shampoo and conditioner in the range] so when i was in Taiwan..i spotted the gray bottle on the right side. Uncertain if its the same thing but i bought it anyway and hoping for the best! XD will let guys know!
Oh i also tried looking for it in Singapore when i was there for work but couldnt find it so i bought this instead.
The smell is very Dove XD. I havent used it long enough to tell u guys if its any good. I can tell you its not as good as my HG but its not total crap either. Full review soon!
And one’s always gotta do their hair mask! Going to be starting on this new one this month…
I actually got this as a gift from Miss Meowie [who doesnt blog much anymore T-T] last year. I used this for the first time last night and my hair is sooo soft right now. The smell is very sweet and slightly overpowering though. It claims to have an anti-fade system so i am looking forward to seeing how it goes.
Since i started posting pics of my clothes purchases in the last two posts..i have quite a few of you ask that i continue to do so. I’m going to try but i cant promise anything XD
I dont usually shop at H&M cos the crowds are madness but i did buy a new skirt there recently
Couldnt resist the gorgeous print!
Randomly but i also have a new bento bag with matching bottle holder. Both bags are actually insulated and lined with a reflective material for easy cleaning.
These are from Mono Comme Ca and from Japan.
Gotta have cute bentos to go in it..and how cute is this little pancake/omelette pan?
I bought this in my local supermarket for HKD$9 [USD$1.20?] !!!
Cant wait to try it out! i have a mini collection of kitchenware [bowls, utensils, mats etc] with pigs on it XD
I also came across these whilst unpacking the mag above. I totally forgot about them!
These were meant for the giveaway i am hosting soon but uh..the husband spotted these and has already eaten one of them XD
Requires 3 AA batteries. Write on it with a flourescent pen..like a highlighter and turn the switch on! Note: you can clean the message off with a tissue or something.
Oh yes. It glows in the dark and you can write messages on it. We all know what Yumeko is bringing to the next fangirl event she is attending..yes?
Edit: Because a few of you asked me how my hair color looks like…
I told the girl at the salon i wanted an ashy brown color but this is way more red to me XD
Guess i have to keep looking for that perfect salon here in Hong Kong [its hard to find a new salon in a new country to one’s liking]
Hope everyone is doing well!
p.s Ft island has put out a new japanese single and i am loving it!
Flower Rock by Ft Island