Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Still Alive

No, I'm not abandoning Blogger XD I just find that I use the computer less and less now that I have my laptop. Please excuse my lack of commenting and catching up!
Tim's dad came back from Hong Kong, which means he helped me bring back the stuff I purchased. I stocked up on Beauty Diary masks, I can't remember the price, but it's more expensive than here for sure. I haven't had a chance to use any of these yet haha, except the apple one. It stings the area under my nose so I have to rip that part of the fabric off. Haven't really noticed any significant differences from using them though.

So, Tim's dad came back from Hong Kong to attend a wedding in Punta Cana 2 weeks ago, Tim's older brother. I was undecided on going due to some issues, but decided 2 days before that I should go and rushed to Urban Outfitters to get some new dresses. Lucky me, they were half price.
99% of the pictures are on Tim's computer, but here's a couple pics, one with the dress. I have plenty more I wanna post up when I get them from him XD

My stuff from Hong Kong included my new toys. If you didn't know already, I collect mini food, the ones mainly made by Re-Ment. My precious mini house made it in one piece ^__^
The new stuff also includes a sushi set, Mini Sweets and Fun Meals.

I ordered a Maquillage brow pencil from Adambeauty, it was only like $12! I hope it's not super tiny and that I'll know how to use it!

Oh, I also got my hair cut today and I promised my stylist to mention the salon here hehehe. It's called Initium Hair (located on Hwy 7 and Warden next to HSBC). I've been there many times before and the stylist I go to is Wilson Lee. He's been the most consistent stylist I've been to so I highly recommend him! I pay $32 excluding tips.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Laura Mercier TM

Wow, my picture quality looks butchered on Blogger, more than before..hmm...

I've been using the Lunasol Modeling Water Liquid Foundation and Control Makeup Base since mid-May and I'm down to 1/3 of the bottles...and I was itching to try a new base makeup that gives light coverage. After much thought, I purchased my first tinted moisturizer, which also happens to be my first item from Laura Mercier.

Today's makeup is light and simple. I started off with the P&J Moisturizing Foundation Primer 03. I've had this for a couple months already and haven't started using it until now. It doesn't have SPF which is a bummer, but the LM makes up for the missing SPF. The P&J primer is a white runny base which goes on clear and doesn't feel sticky.
Then I used my fingers to apply the TM. I'm glad it's runny enough to spread evenly with my fingers and it gives my skin a nice dewy look. This is the first time I've used a TM so I can't compare it with anything else.

I think I love and hate this product at the same time. I love that it gives my skin light coverage but I hate how I get oily faster than using the Lunasol foundation (even with powder).
I debated on getting the oil free version, but some reviews on MUA said it's not as easy to blend and the color seemed to oxidize, so I stuck with the regular formula.
Look, dewy! I generally don't apply a lot of blush which is why you don't really notice the JS blush.

Here's another Liese Designing Jelly picture (III nuance wave) and another way I use it. This time I didn't use a curling iron. After drying my hair, I use about one or one and a half pumps of product and spread it evenly on my hands. Then I grab my hair from the bottom up and scrunch it into a really messy bun without twisting it and hold it until I feel the gel dry. I finish off with the Osis hair spray and I get instant waves and messy hair without an iron! The best thing about the Liese is my hair doens't look stiff, it still has a nice bounce to it.