July 2012 favorites

Holy moly, it's August already? Time flies by way too fast. It rained quite a lot where I live since it's some kind of monsoon season. or not. I don't really know, but it did rain a lot. 

Biore UV SPF 50 sunscreen: For a sunscreen that has SPF 50, this one is extremely light-weight and easy to wear. It's not greasy and oily at all. I picked this up from a local supermarket and it costed me about £5. Highly highly recommend this!

Maybeline Baby Lips in Protecting Berry: For some reason, my Baby Lips doesn't come in the fancy pants packaging that you normally get. However, the lip balm is still nice and moisturizing!

Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil: Best freaking cleansing oil that I've used period. It removes makeup like a dreaaaam.

Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit: Even though the price of this product is quite outrageous, you need the tiniest amount to cover the under-eye circles. It works like magic. Really.

Cetaphil Cleanser: This doesn't strip the natural oils in the skin and it's very gentle. Definitely a go-to cleanser this month for me.

Benefit Girl Meets Pearl: I got this in the Benefit Project Flawless box and this tiny little thing has lasted for ages! It's a beautiful highlighter, but I'm scared to buy the full-sized products because I will probably never finish it.

Too-faced Shadow Insurance: This does what it claims to do and it's amazing. Not sure if I like it better than the Urban Decay Primer Potion, but they both work really well for me.

Mac Harmony: This is just an all around nice contour color. It's not too light nor too dark, it's perrrfect.

What are some of your favorite products in the month of July? Leave them belooow!



NOTD: Summer Cosmic

This is probably not the most original NOTD ever but I've been crazing over the galaxy print on the nails. This was inspired by the Jeffery Campbell Cosmic Litas. I would die in those heels even though a lot of people have been saying they are surprisingly comfortable. But boy, aren't they gorgeous!

Since I'm currently broke, I decided to do these nails myself and get past the fact that I cannot afford a pair of Jeffrey Campbell shoes.

 Again, excuse the super short nails, they are just more convenient this way :)

Products used:
  • a cosmetic sponge
  • Revlon Bare Bones
  • Nars Schiap
  • OPI What's with the Cattitude
  • China Glaze Fairy Dust
Tell me some of your favorite nail trends below!



Revlon Matte Lipsticks!

Hi, I'm back to my good old blogging routine. It usually happens around 1-2 am in the morning when everyone in my household is asleep.

 I'm pretty sure you have at least one of the Revlon lipstick in possession...simply because they are crazy amazing. 

Packaging. They don't look cheap and gimmicky, I'm a big fan of these. Unlike the Revlon Super Lustrous lipsticks, the scratch marks are barely visible on these since the exterior packaging is matte. 

I have Fabulous Fig, which is a deep reddish wine color, and the oh-so-famous Smoked Peach which is a muted orange.

As you can see here, these go on completely matte. I would say it is comparable to Mac matte lipsticks. The Revlon ones are smooth, creamy and so moisturizing! They do not drag on your lips at all. The color range is spectacular for a drugstore brand, I'm quite impressed.

I give huge thumbs up for these and I highly recommend them! Just go to a drugstore and pick up one to try out. Revlon has become of my favorite brands because they put out products that aren't disappointing. I don't love these just because of the amazing quality but the price as well! I bought mine for about 150 baht (3 pound), you just can't go wrong with that. Every time I buy a MAC lipstick, I feel guilty that I'm spending 16 pound for just a lip product. (Yes, we pay 16 pound for a MAC lipstick here in Thailand. Stupid taxes!) Revlon actually makes me feel dumb that I'm still purchasing MAC lipsticks and paying for fortune on them when you can get these for a fraction of the MAC price. Idiot. 

 If you don't already have these, pick one up now. Go, RUNNNNN!

What are your favorite lip products? Let this girl know.
Thanks for reading and commenting!



Bangkok Haul

Here is my collective haul from both trips to Bangkok. A lot of these stuff were on sale 'cause I'm just cheap like that. Hah. Even though I bought all this stuff from Bangkok, I'm gonna convert them to pound just because my followers are mostly from the UK.

Topshop - £18

Zara - £10

Zara - £10

Zara - £24 from £40

Necklaces from Accessorize - 70% off - £2.5 each
Gold ring from Topshop - £4 from £10
Pink earrings - £4 from £10
Ring from thrift store (Bottom right corner) - 6 P
Sorry, I don't remember prices of the rest of the items :(

 Batiste dry shampoo - £5
Muji spray bottle - £2
Muji little jar - £1.5
Muji face brush - £5

 Zara - £24 from £40

Pena House - £3
This was a plain T-shirt that I cut off the sleeves and the bottom part.

Pena House - £4

Zara - £18

 Zara - £18

I don't know what the material is but it's super soft and comfy. 

Zara - £40 (I think)

Kiehl's face wash - £19

Kinokuniya - £9

Brava for me for not buying any makeup! So yes, that's the stuff I bought from 2 trips to Bangkok. 

If you live in the UK, leave a comment telling me whether the stuff I bought are cheaper over there!

Hope you're having a lovely day!


Krung Thep

For those of you who don't know, we Thai people call Bangkok "Krung Thep". I have photos from my little trip for you, it was short yet AMAZING. 

 About to do some serious damage..

 Thai green curry. 


Right before somebody shouts "RONALDO!", I immediately pulled out my camera and basically jammed it 'cause I pressed the shutter too many times. Oh well, at least you can see his nose.

 When everybody left the bathroom....

Hokkaido ice cream..truly one of the best Japanese inventions.

Build-A-Bear, so we meet again.

 Pepper Lunch, so goooood.

Hokey Pokey: "a flavor of ice cream in New Zealand, consisting of plain vanilla ice cream with small, solid lumps of honeycomb toffee" aka heavenly goodness.


Rediscovered Favorites - Bangkok Playlist

Hi guys, I won't be posting for a couple days because I'm going to Bangkok (again). For this trip, I've created a playlist that combines a bunch of my favorites that I've rediscovered in my iTunes. Most are oldies but goodies nonetheless. The first half of the playlist are tracks that are more mellow but the ones in the second half are quite upbeat. I'd probably listen to this while I take the subway and when I'm just browsing in the malls. 

If you don't want to check out every tracks I've put together here, I STRONGLY recommend:
- Shake It Out by Florence and the Machine (Acoustic) - AH, so good. I was already in love with the original version but this acoustic version is absolutely amazing. Her voice is so captivating. 
- Goshen by Beirut - Love the piano, the singing and everything about this song. Simply beautiful.

If you're looking for a good playlist, you should check out Kelly's blog! She has a bunch of music recommendations that you might wanna give a listen to. http://penegrin.blogspot.com/

Have a wonderful day :)


Topshop Nail Polishes!

Say hello to the new background! I think it looks pretty damn good, what do you guys think?
First off, I'd like to mention that I love Topshop with my heart and soul. If I had $1000, it would probably go to Topshop...I prefer it to any clothing brand.

I've heard a lot of great things about the Topshop nail polish line and I got myself some while I was in Japan last Christmas. The color range doesn't make you go "whao!" but it's the packaging that is SO adorable. 
Because I got these in Japan, they were ¥840 apiece (£9). In the UK, you get these for £6, which is not too bad.

The first color I picked up is called Geography Teacher. Is it just me or the name really cute? Heh. Anyways, my nails are EXTREMELY short right now 'cause it's just convenient this way. When I have long nails, I tend to injure myself.
The formula isn't too goopy nor runny, it was nice. I like this color because it's subtle and isn't too in your face. However, I did find this a teeny tiny bit streaky but applying 2 coats made that issue go away.

The second color is called Country Bumpkin. It's a muted orange that's a great color for the summer. The formula is a little bit sheer so you would have to apply at least 2 coats. 

Now, as you can see, the brush applicator is almost like the OPI ones but a lot thinner. This, I found to be quite effective since it's covers your nails with just enough product.

Overall, I think these are good quality nail polishes, however for £9, I'd rather get an OPI nail polish. But for £6, I think they're not bad at all! I would recommend the Topshop nail polishes to those of you who haven't tried them yet.

What are your favorite Topshop nail polishes? Leave me recommendations below!