Saturday, December 28, 2013

Before the snow hit

This was before the snow hit Moscow.

The Louis Vuitton luggage exhibition in Red Square

Inside GUM, it was beautiful. Every shop has their own little christmas tree design.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

H&M cosmetics find.

It has been awhile since I stepped into the shopping complex. Last weekend, I just found out H&M finally has a cosmetics corner.

Ofcourse I couldn't resist myself from picking up a few items

Picked up 2 duo lipgloss. I find these duo lipgloss interesting.
Also a nail polish and lipgloss set.

The nail polish and lipgloss set.

This is the perfect stocking stuffer. So far I have only seen it coming in two different colours. One is this light pink version, the other a deep pink version

The nail polish and its swatch.

The Lipgloss.
It is very glittery and sparkly.

Close up.

The duo lipglosses. I picked up both the red and the pink.

The packaging is very cute with the lace detail.

The two applicators of the lipgloss.

That is all I got from H&M 

Monday, December 16, 2013

First impression : Lush Herbalism

I just finished my Lush Angels on Bare Skin facial wash.

So I went to Lush to get another facial wash since Angels on Bare Skin worked pretty well for me, it has managed to control the breakouts on my skin. 

After much thought, this time I am going to try out Herbalism.

Herbalism is made for problematic and oily skin.
Like its name, it smells pretty herbal but not offputting. Sometimes I don't even notice its scent.

I have been using it since last week, so far it has been keeping my skin under control. It hasn't made it better or my skin has been breaking out.
I am gonna to see how it cleanser works out.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Rostelecom Cup experience

During 22.11.2013 till 24.11.2013, I had the best 3 days of my life.
I went to the 6th Grand Prix of the 2013/2014 season which is Rostelecom Cup or more widely known as the Cup of Russia 

This time since Megasport complex is currently closed, the competition was held at the Luzhniki Minor Sports Arena 
I got pretty excited because it is my first time going for a figure skating competition. 
The banner outside the arena. Looks like Russian pair figure skaters Volozoshar/Trankov are their mascots.

The interior of the sports complex. 

The first day, just before the ladies short programme. The girls, Haruka Imai, Nikol Giosvani, Satoko Miyahara and Mirai Nagasu were having their 6 min warm up. 

The Kiss & Cry with Carolina Kostner and her coach.

German Pair skaters Savchenko/Szolkowy. 

Famed-coach Brian Orser who coached Kim Yuna to Gold in Vancouver Olympics 2010 at the boards looking over his student, Javier Fernandez of Spain. 

Japan's Machida Tatsuki after a beautiful short programme. Such a pity, just a 3T step out. 
Otherwise, beautiful performance by him. 

Men's Victory Ceremony. 

Ice Dance Victory Ceremony

Honorable mentions of my favourite programmes
Weaver/Poje Free dance and Short dance
Machida Tatsuki SP
Murakami Kanako LP 

Friday, November 29, 2013

Little Fantasy Cafe

This time we discovered a new cafe, Moomin Cafe.
The whole concept of the restaurant is inspired by the cartoon character Moomin.

The outside of the cafe.

The interior of the cafe.
It feels very homely and cozy. I really like how at home I felt with the interior.

What a cute and neat menu.

Menu of the day Greek Salad and Hot Chocolate.

The Greek salad taste good, I really like how fresh the vegetables are.
The hot choco is heavenly but there's like a rum taste in it though.

Menu of the day - Soup of the day.

The soup is simple yet heartwarming.

Menu of the day : Fish and mashed potato.

I really like this dish.
The mashed potato is creamy and smooth. The fish is steamed and garnished really well.
Overall, I find their menu of the day really worth the buck.

Pasta with chicken pieces and spring onions.

Chicken cutlets with sour cream.

I would recommend this cafe to everyone and their menu of their day.
It's a really great cozy place to hang out.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Overdued airport buy.

This is a small thing I bought in Domodedovo airport on the way home last summer.

YSL Glossy Stain in #13

YSL has pulled out in Malaysia a few years ago, which is a sad thing since I adore YSL's cosmetics.
I have been eyeing on this glossy stain since they were a lot of great review about it but in Moscow, this glossy stain is crazily overpriced.
In the airport though, it is priced cheaper at 25 Euros(1111rubles) compared to 1400rubles in stores , still pretty expensive if you ask me.

#13 Rose Tempura

It is a gorgeous rose colour. I am thinking of getting other colours too. 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Essence me and my ice cream blush buy

Hope everyone had a great November.
I dropped into the local beauty store to get cotton pads and to my surprise, they had threw Essence's "Me and My Ice Cream" TE into the clearance bin.

I have been eyeing on their blusher so naturally I had to pick up the blusher.

The packaging is like every typical Essence packaging, it looks really cheap but it is pretty sturdy. Do not expect a very lavish packaging for the price paid.
But who cares, as long the product works.

It is beautiful peachy apricot shade.

That's all I got from the beauty shop besides the cotton pad, I think there's purpose taking a picture of the cotton pad.
I haven't used it yet, will do a first impression when I use it.

Monday, November 4, 2013

A random november update

Happy Unity Day Russia.

I had a short walk around Red Square so I was able to catch a glimpse of the Unity Day's parade decorations.

It is very gloomy these few days in Moscow. I wonder if winter if coming to greet soon.

History museum and gates into Red Square.

St. Basil's Cathedral.

There was a wedding nearby. It must have been freezing to have a wedding under such a windy weather.

A random beautiful building.

Also, I finally got my tickets to Rostelecom Cup.
The front seats sold out unexpectedly fast then again, I was a week late in purchasing the tickets.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Mini haul : Essence LongLasting lipstick

When down to the beauty shop near my hostel today and I saw the sales assistant putting up new products for Essence cosmetics.
I went over and check and I saw the new longlasting lipsticks. I couldn't resist so I picked up two for myself

The new lipsticks have really sleek and chic packging. It is a level up compared to the lipsticks from their normal line.

The two colours I got. 07 Natural Beauty and 08 Colour Crush.

Natural Beauty is a beautiful nudish pink colour. It must be a pretty popular colour since this was the last one on the display.
This type of colour suits every skintone.

Colour Crush is a bright pink. One of my favourite colours. 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Birthday bash #2

Last Sunday, my lovely roommates when out to celebrate my birthday.

My look with my trench coat. It was windy on that day and slightly gloomy. 

We went to 'Friends Forever Cafe' located at Большой Козихинский пер., 18 
The interior of the cafe is very beautiful.It is set up in a metropolitan cafe style. It has a New York-ish feel.

The restaurant was packed since it is a Sunday.
We got our seats by the window which is great for photography because the lighting was superb.

Our drinks : Cinnamon tea with citrus and apple and Cookies n' Cream

The pizza was just alright. For its price,  I would say it is not worth it .
Presentation is cute though.

Devil's cake - Best Chocolate Cake ever.

This chocolate cake taste terrific!

Royal Cake - Raspberry cake with Cottage Mousse.

The mousse taste so good.

The picture frames on our table and there's my clutch.

I really love the dress I am wearing, it's so cute.

Super close up of my makeup. Purple lips. Did it scare you all?
I am really liking the purple lips look.

I love cake!

After everything, we went to Red Square!

Together with the infamous St. Basil's Cathedral.

The wind was so strong on that day. I thought my ears were gonna fall off. It was gonna rain anyway.

With the infamous clock

Outside GUM at night