MAC Collective Haul ♡ 2013

I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas ~ ^^ ate loads and loads of food and received all the presents you wanted. My Christmas was pretty relaxing, I stayed home and did nothing at all! It felt so good to wake up late and just chilled with fam.

Today I am going to show these MAC items I have been collecting awhile ago. I bought most of these items online because buying MAC over the counter is so expensive, like I don't think it's worth it to spend NZD$40 on a lipstick while you can get one for USD$15 from America and yes I am aware of the fakes but after many research and my own experiences, I have found some trustworthy eBay stores and TradeMe users that sells authentic MAC.

Under each picture I will state the product name and stores I got from.
The gorgeous MAC Divine Night lipsticks collection I bought from shezza108 on trademe, she has 100% positive feedback and sells 100% genuine products; I have purchased MAC from her many many times and I have been very impressed with her customer service and products. From left to right: · Private Party · Prepare for Pleasure · Exclusive Event · Flair for Finery · You've Got It ·

MAC Her Cocoa Eyeshadow Quad from the RiRi Hearts MAC collection I bought from makeupemporium1 on ebay, this seller also has 100% positive feedback, sells 100% genuine products and is a top-rated seller; makeupemporium1 is very friendly and trustworthy.

MAC Bad Girl Gone Good powder blush from the RiRi Hearts MAC collection, also bought from makeupemporium1.

MAC Girl Next Door lipstick from the Archie's Girls collection. This was a gift from my girly Mary, click here to view all the goodies she got me for our first swap!

Left: MAC RiRi Woo lipstick, same as above, got it as a gift from Mary ^^ and Right: MAC RiRi Boy lipstick I bought from slave2beauty on Instagram, she is very easily to deal with and trustworthy person; I ordered 4 lipsticks from her but I had only received 3 due to some mistake, so I contacted her and currently my missing one is on the way ^^ I will update this when I received my missing lipstick.

Left: Girl About Town lipstick and Right: Candy Yum Yum lipstick; I purchased both from slave2beauty from instagram.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Give Me Sun, I bought this from the GrabOne store. Usually I wouldn't trust stores like this, but...
MAC Mineralize Blush in Band of Roses, I also got this from the GrabOne store.

50 Facts About Me ♥

First of all, I would like to wish all my beautiful readers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ^^ and thank you all so much for supporting my blog throughout this year, I swear you guys support it more than people in my real life do, so I really appreciate this ♥

Ever since I started this blog in March '13, I haven't properly introduce myself; nor have I made any 50 facts tag videos on youtube which I have wanted to for ages but I stopped doing youtube videos. So today I thought it'd be fun to share some little secrets about myself, enjoy this 50 random facts about me ~

1. I spend a majority of my free time watching Taiwanese drama.

2. During 2010 and early 2013, I have been a very crazy, obsessive, truly dedicated Nicki Minaj fan. Nowadays, meh ~~ I still like her music, her style etc but I am not as obsessed.

3. Most things don't bother me nor do I get offended easily, or at all; cause I don't care what people thinks about me!

4. I really dislike people who are demanding, controlling and thinks they know it all.

5. I am known as that shy girl who doesn't talk much, or at all when I first meet people, strangers; then once we become best friends they wish I would shut up lol. 

6. I don't understand myself.

7. Wedges aren't as comfortable as heels. 

8. I am quite indecisive, sometimes I can't keep up with myself.

9. Pretty Little Liars the book series is better than the TV show.

10. I wore braces for 6 years, during my teenage years.

11. I was very against owning an iPhone but then I ended up with a 4s anyways.

12. This, is exactly how I feel everyday :(

13. Nicki Minaj's 2012 Reloaded Tour was my first proper concert and then this year '13 I saw Beyonce ;) It was soooooo amazeball ~

14. I am scared of almost all living things, maybe even a fly.

15. I am so used to saying whatever is on my mind that I sometimes don't notice people are hurting from my words; but wouldn't you rather I tell the truth than lie to make you happy? If it was me I'd rather hear all truth than lies. Oh and there's nothing wrong with having a big butt, you know how many girls would kill to have some butt?! I know I would ;) We always want things we can't have, so instead learn to love yourself ♥

16. Tumblr addict right here ~ I can't help but check my Tumblr at least once a day, or... 50 times a day. I don't consider it a blog thou, it's just a picture thing / app / social network site.

17. I like to explain myself, alot. Even for things that no need explaining.

18. Starsigns is such a big thing in my life, I am always obsessing over it and I date boys depending on what star sign he is. e.g: Gemini and I will never work, says it in the book, happens in real life.

19. Life 30 years ago was probably poor, but at least all love and friendships were real. I am totally jealous of my mommy and her best friend's friendship, they met in primary school, grew up together, went to same high school and college; YEARS LATER they are still BFF even thou they live like across the world from each other. *sigh* When I look at my life, I don't even have a proper friend, they all come and go, non of them like me enough to stay long term and I have more internet friends than real life ones.

20. I probably would have been a party girl if I don't feel so guilty every time I go out cause my dad likes to give me the no drinking, no drugs, no boys lecture then he tells me he will be staying awake, till whatever time until I come home, even if it's like 4 in the morning =.= So I always feel so guilty once I step out of the house and that's why I have turned into a homebody.

21. I only wear heavy makeup for my pictures and videos ~ In weekdays for work I only wear BB cream, blush and lipstick.

22. A Cinderella Story, Wild Child and Bring It On: All or Nothing are my top 3 favourite movies.

23. I dislike hot food with fruits in it, gingerbread man, house, anything ginger and hot cross buns those kiwis eats for Easter.

24. Shopping by myself is the most enjoyable thing for me, I like to spend loads and loads of time with myself.

25. I am a Christian, we celebrate Christmas; but we don't put up Christmas trees or have presents under the tree, filled stocking or anything... awesome.

26. I enjoy acting and I am a very dramatic person in my group of imaginary friends.

27. Campus Life and Hay Day are my two favourites iPad games.

28. I learn html codes from Myspace days then Tumblr by editing themes, I also learn my photoshop skills by watching loads of youtube tutorials.

29. I like long showers.

30. People likes to think that since I am an only child, I get everything I want, daddy buys me million dollars cars, houses, Jimmy Choo, barbie dolls etc. No, NO! It's nothing like what you have seen on TV. Yes I am an only child and Yes I work hard and save up for all those expensive makeup, shoes and bags.

31. In Year 11 I got put into this rugby group for P.E and that experience was like hell, I don't play sports, I dislike sports and I can't catch a ball.

32. My favourite food is Chinese, I have been eating them all my life! I also like all types of pasta.

33. I can play the piano.

34. I love the British accent.

35. My parents forced me to learn Japanese in high school and I hated it so much. Now I totally regret not paying attention in class!

36. I made my primary school principal walked in home. LOL. Okay that sound dodgy but it's really not! I went to primary school in Australia and I couldn't speak or understand English at the time so communication was like the hardest thing between us. The principal saw me standing outside of school for a very long after school hours and he thought no one coming to pick me up which was true, I was waiting for a friend to walk home with and she didn't end up coming so the principal asked if I want a ride home; but I remember my mother said not to get in any strangers car so I said No and then he decided to walk me home. <-- Okay see I like to explain alot.

37. I have two dogs, Lucky a 2 years old Rat Terrier <-- he is my ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE ♥♥♥ & Sunny a nearly 6 month old Maltese <-- the craziest little fluff things.

38. I started to get very obsessive with Taiwanese and Chinese music and celebrities this year, back in the days I only like non Asian. Weird how things change.

39. On my 18th birthday, someone turned up at my door with a teddy bear bigger and taller than me; that was the cutest thing anyone has ever done for me!

40. I get very paranoid over everything, I over analyse people and I think too much.

41. Bryant Chang 張睿家 is my boyfriend ♥

42. I have very shaky hands, my hands shakes not because I am nervous.

43. I love gifting people, it makes me happy.

44. I never regret anything that once made me smile.

45. My lashes are super straight and down pointing, no mascara works for me except for Maybelline falsies. Oh same as my hair, so straight that no hair curler works for me except for the Jose Eber curlers which only last for like 5 mins.

46. A year ago everyone thought I was crazy for wearing pineapple prints or like fruits and food prints clothing and now a year later, it's the latest style! I think those people are really the crazy one, I am not crazy, k whateves.

47. I am really a mermaid.

48. I don't cook but I like to clean.

49. I love, love, LOVE Gossip Girl! It's my #1 tv show ~ I will watch it over and over x100 times.

50. It took me a month to come up with 50 facts about me.

Finally! 50 facts about me, done! Thank you to everyone who read this ~ Please leave a comment if you're similar to any facts I have mentioned ;) or If you have done a 50 facts about yourself I'd love to read ^^

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Review & Swatches ♡ Istanbul | Tokyo | Milan

Ever since I bought these NYX soft matte lip cream, I have been wearing them almost everyday to work and the ladies at my work often compliment me on my lips color and asked what's on my lips, what color and brand etc. So today I have decided to do a review and swatches on both lips and hands to show you all how amazing this product is ^-^

I bought three NYX soft matte lip cream from, they were NZD $14.50 each for a 8ml tude of lip cream; I bought the colors in Istanbul, Tokyo and Milan.
As NYX stated, these are "neither lipstick nor lip gloss, this matte lip cream is a new kind of lip color that goes on silky smooth and gets to a matte finish. Soft Matte Lip Cream is surprisngly durable and, unlike some matte lipstick formulas, also moisturizing."

The NYX soft matte lip cream comes in a 8ml typical round lip gloss tude, the packaging may not be as fancy but the colors are so gorgeous ~ and the smell is heavenly ~ the smell is hard to describe, hmmm let me try and put them into words... They smell like a mixture of cupcakes, candy floss and lollies. (YUMMM) ~ If you love scented lip products, you will definately love these! 
I made a spelling error in the above picture, suppose to be Istanbul, not "Instanbul"

When first applied the NYX soft matte lip cream, they appear "silky smooth" as NYX described and /or "watery" as how I would describe it. I feel like it is so "watery" it goes everywhere! After applying these they dry down as a soft matte finish. The NYX soft matte lip cream lasted a long time, up to five hours then the color slowly fades away and leaves a stain for a few more hours.
The NYX soft matte lip cream dries matte but it does not dry out your lips, but to get the best result, I highly recommend to exfoliate your lips and apply lip balm before applying this lip cream. If you have cracky and dry lips, the lip cream tends to appear uneven when applied, and it leaves a dry patch somewhere and will make you feel uncomfortable. 

Overall I give these a 5 star ~
I love these, they aren't pricey, they are very pigmented, the soft matte finish is gorgeous and the smell is amazing! I don't regret buying the NYX soft matte lip cream and I would recommend it to anyone to would like to try them.

Dinner at Africa Restaurant, Bar and Function Center ☆ Photos Only ☆

Sheinside Clothing Haul

I placed an order from Sheinside nearly three months ago and during this shopping experiences it gave me so much headache. It finally arrived last week Tuesday and I can finally relax and leave those madness behind >.< *breathe a sigh of relief* In the end I've grab some bargain and I love these pieces of clothing, check them out ;) *below*
First, I chose this cute "Metallic Copper Geometric Straight Shorts" which retailed for USD$24.67 but I grab a bargain for only USD$14.80 ;) I got a size small and they are abit too tight for me, but still fits nicely. These shorts are made from cotton, features two front pockets and vintage geometric pattern.
Then I grab this cute "Wine Red PU Leather Pleated Mini Skirt" for US$15.89, I got a size small and fits me perfectly. It's not really that winkly, the picture just made the skirt looks winkly lol. This leather skirt is made with PU leather with a side zipper and banded waist. I love the color x

Next, I picked up this cute "Black PU Leather Hollow Flower Embroidery Peplum Vest" for only USD$15.13, it was originally USD$30.25. I bought a size small and it fits me perfectly. This is the cutest top I have seen in a long time, the top is made with PU leather, features a peplum style, hollow flower embroidery around the neckline and hidden back zipper. 
Isn't the hollow flower embroidery pretty ?! I think it's the prettiest thing ever!

I originally planned to wear this "Black Long Sleeve Eyelet Lace Up Neckline Sweatshirt" during spring this year cause I order this at like nearly the end of winter, I was explecting it to arrive during spring time while it's still chill and sweater acceptable; but obviously, it did not arrive on time :( now it's too hot for summer. I still like it thou, it's black, it's simple, it goes well with anything and fits very nicely. This is made with cotton and I love the metal eyelet lace up around the neckline. I grab this on sale for only USD$16.18 and original price was USD$53.97 *bonus*!

The last item I picked is this pretty "Black Spaghetti Strap Tribal Geometric Pattern Embroidery Dress". I like that it's got straps, or else they would not fit me, I bought a size small and it is abit tight fitting but I still can manage to squeeze in :p hehe I grab this on sale for USD$17.02 and original was USD$28.36. The dress is made with cotton and polyester, features V neck style, spaghetti straps and tribal geometric pattern in black and red. The dress looks way better in real life than in their promo picture.

Even thou I had such a full-on headache experience this time shopping with Sheinside but I am still very impressed with their customer service and at the end of the day it arrives and put a smile on my face. Sometimes I really am very impatient so it's not even all their fault. 

Anyways, which of the above pictures / pieces do you like best?! Mine is definately the metallic shorts and the holla flower emboridery leather top ;)

Etude House Minnie Kissing Lips ♡ Review

My latest beauty obsession is the Minnie Kissing Lips lipsticks from the Etude House xoxo Minnie Mouse collection. I have recently blogged about almost the whole collection which I absolutely love but I was not able to try out all the products in such short period so for now I am only going to review the lipsticks.
As always, Etude House never fails to impress with their packaging and design. Each lipstick comes in their own packaging, one shows Minnie Mouse putting on red lipsticks and another shows Minnie Mouse enjoing her pink lipsticks with some cool ass heart shape shades.

Etude House Minnie Kissing Lips is available in two shades, 01 Minnie Red and 02 Bubble Pink. I wish it comes in a lighter pink color suitable for everyday wears but I guess if they do offer a lighter pink color for this collection it wouldn't go well with the theme. Anyways ~ I can't get over how cute the packagings are ~ hehe.

Etude House have described these lipsticks as "moisturizing lips stick with vidvid color". yeahh *nods* totally agree ;) Both formulas are moisturizing, feels hydrating on lips and also feels very light weighted. The colors are quite bright in my opinion, which makes it hard for everyday wears but they don't smudge and last up to many hours. When removes with makeup wipes, Minnie Red tends to leave abit of staining on the lips, which is pretty normal; all my other red lipsticks does the same thing to me.. *sigh*

As mentioned in my previous Etude House xoxo Minnie Mouse collection blog post, these can be purchased from eBay and other websites such as beautynetkorea, w2beauty and many more. I have bought mine from beautynetkorea for USD$9.50 each. Very affordable for such kawaii and good product. Please check below for swatches on lips of both colors.

- Etude House Minnie Kissing Lips in shade 01 Minnie Red -
- Etude House Minnie Kissing Lips in shade 02 Bubble Pink -
I highly recommend Minnie Kissing Lips lipsticks to anyone :") wether you're a lipstick lover, disney lover, minnie mouse lover, or you're just looking for something new to try, these are very worth the price.

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