Saturday, December 31, 2011

31st December

This time I found something really interesting off the Russian hypermarket's cosmetic section rack.

Merilin Liquid Lipstick.
It is really cheap and it is really really pigmented.
28 roubles per tube.

It comes in so many colors that I lost count how many, it was just placed in a box to be picked up.

The first time I went, I picked up 4 tubes.
The packaging is really cheap but you can't expect much for something that cost so cheap.

They don't have a proper colour name, they are named by numbers for their colour.

From left : 06, 04, 05, 11

06 - a light bubblegum pink
04 - a bright orange with some peach undertones
05 - medium warm pink
11 - hot pink

2nd time I went I picked up three colours!

More colours of the pink family.
I saw a nude tone the first day I went, I regretted not purchasing it. It is sold out.

From left : 20, 08, 03

20 - medium cool tone pink
08 - hot pink with less fuchsia undertones compared to 11
03 - mauve pink

So far this is the best thing i found in hypermarket.
It is very pigmented and very little is needed to apply for full lips and it last pretty long too.

the bad thing is it has a funky scent. I don't even know how to describe the scent. 

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas to you.

Merry Christmas everybody. Hope you all have a blast with your loved one and wish you lots of happiness and love.

I spent Christmas eve having dinner banquet with my friends organized by the fellowship team.
 Mushroom soup

 Ginger Bread.

Roast Chicken.

The wing eyeliner look seems to be cute at times.


A mini haul on Christmas in Yves Rocher. It is my first time going into this shop.

This gloss doesn't have a name..weird.
I just conveniently picked this up.

Fleur de Noel body shampoo.
It only cost 99 Roubles so I picked it up since the price doesn't vary much from normal body shampoo that can be found in the hypermarket and supermarket.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

mini buy before Christmas

I thought I would have bought more stuffs for Christmas. It looks like I ended up with a few stuffs.

Only 4 items. How sad is it.
A foundation, lipbalm, lipstick and loose eyeshadow.

Vivienne Sabo, I think it is a Russian brand. I could be wrong.
I like their Ton de Plasir foundation pretty much. It made my skin smooth looking and it has full coverage.
So I bought their Lifting Care Foundation to try, it is already cheap and my friend has the 20% off card for L'etoile.

Repurchased lipbalm. It is just an average lipbalm but I enjoy its scent.

The lipstick is another addition of the thousand bubblegum pink lipsticks that I own.
I just buy a bubblegum lipstick from every brand. This brand is pretty cheap but I am not sure where it is from.

A swatch of the eyeshadow with the super price. It almost match my skin colour actually.
75 Roubles is a pretty good steal.

An eye makeup of a few days ago.
I am trying the winged eyeliner style but it is seriously making look Kpop. It's sexy with all the cat eye like but sometimes I look fiercer with it.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Haul on the 15th

A small and mini haul. Actually I shouldn't be picking all these stuffs but since my friend was there, she lured me into getting a few products.

Two Divage colour mascara and Bourjois Bio-detox foundation.

These are under 100 Roubles. I just bought them for fun.

This Bourjois foundation is having offer and I always have wanted to try out Bourjois' foundation. Heard a lot of good things about Bourjois' foundation.

Swatches of the mascara. They are not as vibrant as I thought they would be. =(
Don't mind my clumpy application.

The gold one. I look like I have horse eyes now but it is really pretty. Formulation of as clumpy as the red one

The red one. I have scary eyes now.
I guess they are fun to apply a little at the ends for some attention.

Luckily they are cheap but I don't think I will be using them often, maybe for some event days. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


My first circus experience in Moscow with The Big Moscow Circus.
The theme for the circus is Zolotou Booth which means "Golden Booth"
The first half is pretty boring but second half is entertaining.

I still don't like how they train the bears, feels like torture.

Mr. Walrus is co cute. I just wanna pet him.

I didn't take much pictures since actually it is forbidden to do so but still i snapped a little for 2nd half for blogging purposes.

End of circus with a parade and also fountain.

My favourite scenes were the mad scientist magic parts.
Also, the poodles and Mr. Walrus.
Poodles are like so excited to do their job especially the little one. It keeps getting so hyper! 

Monday, November 28, 2011

Starbucks + NOTD

Some chocolate goodness topped with lots of Cinnamon.
Anything just taste so much more aromatic with Cinnamon.
It's my first Starbucks in Russia. Really expensive over here.
Cost 199Rubles (USD6) for a Tall Chocolate.

At the same time, got a tumbler since there's 30% off.
So starbucks and all so christmasy! Just can't resist it!!
My first Starbucks tumbler. Now I can refill coffee in with style.
Actually I needed a new tumbler since my old one have been serving me for a year, getting dirty.

So by topping up 500Rubles, I get this Starbucks card.
Too cute to resist with the glitter design and Snowman.
The transparent bits is really nice too.

Participated the Thanksgiving sale on Cherry Culture to console myself over the fact we don't have Thanksgiving over here or super duper sale.
I love sales and Cherry Culture for cheap and quality makeup for experimenting and toying around.


I love the green for this polish and somehow it dried matte eventhough it is not suppose to be matte.
The pet peeve is the application is terribly goopy. So hard to apply.

One of my schoolmate told me that if you apply mascara daily, your lashes will grow.
Is it a myth?

Well my lashes started to look longer?
Maybe it's just the mascara.

Monday, November 21, 2011

It all shimmers.

Nail of the day. This is currently my favourite nail polish. Too pretty to resist .
It has gold reflexes upon hitting the light.
Gives a luxurious feeling.

KFC finally rebranded Rostik's back to KFC right here in Russia and free burger for those who applied for one in facebook! :D
I miss seeing Colonel right here. My favourite menu for KFC here is still the basket. I still mourn over the lack of whipped potato here.

Free Zinger for me!
Love it when I am able to save some money for food over here.

Ikea food i ate last friday.
The chicken is too dry. Overall I didn't enjoy it much besides the ginger bread which is good.

My packages have already all arrived at home , according to my mum.
Thanks daddy for picking up all my parcels.
There's 2 packages of circle lenses (all I got from a pre-order which the lenses cost super cheap).
Some stuffs from Cherry Culture, ELF and also a Sleek blush.
There's also a TaoBao parcel. Can't wait to get back next Summer to see all my parcels.

There's a 20% off on Cherry Culture web.
I am already eying on a few items which I didn't manage to get from the previous haul. 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Hot Pink Jeans!

Simple look of the day. My skin is at its worst, thanks to the changing weather.
Circle lens by Fynale Y17 in Grey.

Finally I visited Victoria's Secret over here. The trip was not worth it at all. =(
They hardly shipped in anything to the stall, it is mostly fragrances, some panties, bags, purses, clothes and some cosmetics.
They is nothing to be excited about.

Anyway I picked up only one thing from the stall just to get the paperbag.

VS' paperbag is so pretty and cute.

I picked the Beauty Rush lipgloss in Taffy Go Lucky.
Such a pretty bright pink with gold shimmers. The shimmers are really fine.

A closer look at the colour.
Gold shimmers! love!

It cost 350 Rubles for a tube. Definitely not worth it if compared to the American price.
It's better to share order from the US during the sale season, you save lots even with paying the pricey shipping.

Going on,
Clothes buy from ZARA.

I just picked up 3 pieces, the total bill did cost me a bomb!
This is just a simple knit wear which is thick and pain in the ass to handwash. It's in navy blue.
I love it so much since it does keep me warm indoors.
It is so cold now in Russia that my extremities are basically freezing when I am typing this. It has reached the horrendous subzero weather over here.

Hora! super bright hot pink jeans that is gonna colour your life in winter.
I really need to colour up my monochrome wardrobe.

The bomb of the buy. ZARA TRF's winter wear.
I am desperately in need of a pretty and warm winter jacket to help me survive winter here which goes down to -30+ celcius.
This is the prettiest of all winter jackets I have see.

Real Down feather. Best feather even if you can't stand the cold.

This jacket cost me 4599 Rubles. So freaking expensive T_T
but I have no regrets. *hugs coat*

More Sushi Galore.
It's my friend's birthday thus we celebrated by bringing her for sushi.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

First winter beauty haul of the year!

The beauty store near my hostel have their 15% again. They have it every 15th of the month.
They don't really have any sales besides this, so when they have it is always all packed and the queue is freaking long and there's only one counter open.

Someone have to teach these people efficiency.

Just picked up two makeup items.
Essence blush brush and Vivienne Sabo's Ton de Plaisir foundation.

Vivienne Sabo's Ton de Plaisir's foundation. Full of fruity goodness.
Just hope it is a great cheap alternative to Bourjois' Healthy Mix Foundation. As if the Healthy Mix Foundation is expensive but they haven't stock up my shade.
So this one will do for now. Packaging is chic too.

Comes in 30ml in a plastic bottle with a dispenser pump and also comes in only 2 shades sadly.

Essence Blush Brush. I don't really need a blush brush since my old good is still doing fine but this one is pink!
I should had wait till I go back to my homecountry to get it since it is cheaper there, but I won't be back till next Summer and I don't know if these are limited edition.

Hot Pink Brush. What more to ask for.
It is really really soft too. It is a steal for its price.

Bought 2 tubs of Body Butters because I can't live without Body Butter here.
It's really dry over here, my skin are all cracking everywhere especially my back, always ignore applying cream at that portion.
Comes with 250g per tub.
It smells so good, just like strawberry and whipped cream. I love strawberry and whipped cream scent.
I love creamy scents over fruity scents.

Another thing, I got a bottle of shampoo. They didnt have my favourite Herbal Essence's blue bottle.
Well Nivea's one will do for now.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Colours in white.

Since the hypermarket stocked up with more cheap nailpolishes. It screams haul time.

There's a lot of colours. Say goodbye to pitiful nailpolish collection I have here. I can experiment with more colours. 

I stopped by Body Shop and got myself a tub of body butter since my old one is finishing.
For Body Shop's body butters a little goes a long way and they are the best dry skin savers, for me. Just applying them religiously daily, I can get baby soft skin even during the harshest of winter.
Coconut scent is heavenly. I love coconut scented stuffs reminds me of my tropical homecountry.

A try out of yesterday's Fennel mascaras I bought.

Volume Rich.
It does make my lashes more voluminous than before applied but not as much as desired. Doesn't clump . Doesn't hold curl at all. Very easily removed with oil-based eyemakeup remover and water. Smudges when you rub your eyes or in contact with water.
Overall good mascara for its price

Natural Fiber.
This one is more clumpy and doesn't hold curl at all. It does lengthen my lashes a little but I do not see any fiber in the mascara. Smudges when you rub your eyes or in contact with water.
Very easily removed with oil-based eyemakeup remover. 
Also a good mascara for its price.