Sunday, February 28, 2010

Fall 2010

Few others I like.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Alberta Ferretti

These would make perfect formal dresses.

Emporio Armani


Love the colours and bold prints.



Love the cuts and geometric patterns.




This collection were one of the few that caught my eye.
The knitted bottoms are totes cute :D.
Kinda makes me wish Australia had colder weather.
Just a bit.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Current shoe cravings

Pendulum Microsuede Platform Ankle Boots

Orbit Shanti Suede

Simona Ricci Oasis3

Siren Cunning -
still unsure about these.
They're a pretty old style but who can
get sick of these Balmain-inspired shoes?

Saturday, February 13, 2010



Yes, yes, it's a fake.

I use to think fakes shouldn't be allowed to exist, not just because of unethical reasons, but also because it just disgusted me. It's a cheap replica and I just would not touch them with a 10 foot pole.

Well, it'd be okay if they didn't have the brand name on it, but that'd be called a dupe, wouldn't it?

But lately, I've been seeing everyone carrying around unauthentic pieces and they are actually happy with them.

And it made me realise - I'm only 18, I don't have a job and my only income is on $200 a fortnight (which is not enough, mind you).

And then I thought, what the heck? I'm never going to be able to save up a couple of grand 'til I'm 30. Why not just live my life as a cheap-ass of an adolescent?!

Then a $40 bag on eBay came sprawling past, and I found myself bidding frantically just to win a "cheap replica". And I won. Then I realised what I had done and I saw a welcoming bright light coming from the Road of Fakes.

But I'll probably still be self-conscious while carrying this bag around. I mean, I know everyone will be asking me, "Is that real?!" and then I'd reply with a chuckle, "No, I wish!". And we'd both laugh it off while in the back of my head, I'm thinking of burning the bag and burying myself alive.

Ahh, only time will tell.

But hey, it looks pretty good doesn't it? :D

NYX Round Lipsticks

Guess what came in the mail today?!

NYX Round Lipsticks

From L-R: Vitamin, Doll, B52, Peony

From L-R: Mars, Milan, Tea Rose, Thalia

From L-R: Frappucino, Watermelon, Pumpkin Pie, Circe

From L-R: Circe, Strawberry Milk, Narcissus

I purchased 11 and already owned 3.

I ordered these off Cherryculture for USD $1.75 each, which is very cheap considering how good they are.

However shipping & handling costs increases as you order more.
Buying one lipstick, would cost USD $9.07 for the shipping method of USPS 1st class international mail (no tracking), so I would recommend getting quite a few to get your money's worth.

After ordering from the site twice, I can say they are pretty reliable. Both orders took 3 weeks to arrive which is quite long, but I guess it's worth the wait.

- inexpensive at USD $1.75
- smooth and creamy
- pigmented
- moisturizing
- has a clear plastic bottom which enables you to see the colour
- cute packaging
- big shade selection
- comes in matte & shimmers

- some have a faint chemically taste/smell
- staying power is not that outstanding
- can emphasize chapped/peeled lips

Overall, I really like these and I'm planning to buy more soon!

But if you do plan to order from cherryculture, be careful of the colour swatches because the majority of them are wrong.
So you should research on the colours first through reviews on websites or Youtube before ordering any!

Friday, February 12, 2010


16 March 1969 – 11 February 2010
R.I.P Lee Alexander Mcqueen

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

120 vs. 88 Palette

Got another package today!

88 Eyeshadow Palette


This is a little similar to this other palette I bought a few months ago:

120 Manly Eyeshadow Palette


So I decided to compare the two:

88 Palette vs. 120 Palette

Some of the swatches WITHOUT base:

120 Palette without flash

88 Palette without flash

120 Palette with flash

88 Palette with flash

120 Palette without flash

88 Palette without flash

120 Palette with flash

88 Palette without flash

I haven't worn the 88 Palette yet so I don't know about the staying power, but I'll add it in later.

120 Manly Palette
- smaller size
- inexpensive - $30
- more pans
- more variety of colourful shadows
- shimmers and mattes
- pans are slightly larger
- pretty pigmented with one application

- can only be purchased through eBay
- fallout
- some colours are chalky
- some colours do not give good payoff
- palette case is prone to getting fingerprints

88 Palette
- more cheaper - $15
- unique colours
- more neutrals
- includes shimmers, satins & mattes
- has a mirror
- comes with 2 sponge applicators

- can only be purchased off eBay
- most colours have poor pigmentation
- chalky
- palette case is prone to getting fingerprints
- one of the pans fell out as I opened it

Basically, both palettes have shadows that are hit and miss.
It's inexpensive so you get what you pay for.

But overall, I think I'll be using the 120 palette more often and the 88 palette for the unique colours.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Tony Bianco

Feline Black Suede - $189.95

Feline Cheetah - $219.95
Nyla Blue Wash - $40

Nell White Wash - $40

Just found my Donna and Brenda dupes!


Got two packages in the mail today!

DUO Eyelash Adhesive - Dark tone Waterproof

L.A Colors Art Deco
Silver Glitter, White, Black, Yellow, Red, Rose

Can't wait to use these!
Now I'm waiting for 6 more packages.
I love the internet ♥.

Secret Santa / DFO

Got my Secret Santa presents today. I know it's a bit late, but I didn't see anyone from my school in the holidays.

These were from Jullia:
Bayonelle 12 Piece Professional Cosmetic Brush Set


Meet Snowball

The toy is soo cute! Can't believe she made it. And I'm pretty happy with the brushes. I want to collect a massive load of them at the moment.

Went to DFO on the weekends with a few friends to buy a gift for my friend's upcoming 18th. Can't say what it is just yet 'cos she might read my blog.

I got myself a few things too:

Batman, Elmo & Superman underwear from Bras 'N Things

Cotton On tee

This shirt is a V-Day present for Adam, but I gave it to him once I got to his house that day. I couldn't wait 'til next week lol.

Anyway, there were these two pairs of boots I really, really, and I mean REALLY, wanted at Table 8 in DFO.
But one of them didn't have my size so I was planning to buy the other one.
But just as I went to withdraw money, I realised I forgot my keycard!
I know... how can I forget my keycard when I go shopping?!
So hopefully it'll still be there when I go back.
Sigh, I love DFO ♥.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

First outfit post



Top - Forever New, Jeans - Bardot, Belt - Dotti, Bag - eBay,
Booties - Myne, Accessories - Diva

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


My tiny dresser is overloaded with so much crap.





Plus a heap of more things hidden away

I really need to get storage compartments, but I haven't seen any so far.
Here's a few storage ideas I like (found in google images & blogs):

I don't think I would have room for all this in my room lol.

My mom uses these storage cabinets.
They're really convenient cos they can be wheeled around.
But I don't think there's any room for these -_-"

That tray thing is really smart.

Storage container + glass bowls please

Glass cups/bowls!

X-Cubes + glass bowl + pantry organiser!

Now I just need to go on a search for'em.