I L♥ Kiehl's #1 lip balm. They are colourless with the perfect consistency - not sticky, not too runny. It feels really moisturising on your lips with long-lasting effects, leaves a lovely lip-glossy sheen, and comes in a variety of really yummy scents! I have Cranberry, Mint, Pear and the Original (unscented one). My favourite is Cranberry, followed closely by Mint. I love it, my cousins love it, and heck even my guy friends love it too! (they also love amusing themselves by the lip glossy look lol).


I ♥ Kiehl's Lip Balm! + Versatile Blogger Award: List of my Favourite Food ♥

I got this random assortment of products from MAC, Benefit, Red Earth and some drugstore ones such as No7 and Rimmel  from my friend, Ai. (Thank you so much!) I have also checked out Max Factor's New Lipfinity lipsticks and they are gorgeous!! Keep reading for my reviews and swatches! ♥


Gifts from a Friend (MAC, Benefit) & New Max Factor Lipfinity Lipstick Swatches! ♥


As requested by lovely reader Yumiko, I made a makeup look using the new products I got, which I reviewed in this post. I used the MAC Colour 4 eyeshadow quad, the Benefit Hoola bronzer, and the MAC Ladyblush blush on lips and cheeks. I hope you like this look!


LOOK: Sweet and Golden with MAC Colour 4 Eyeshadow Quad


One of my readers recently purchased a few items from my blog sale and deliberately chose the Standard Delivery option, which I explicitly stated that I would not be responsible if her items are lost/damaged in the post.  I sent out her package as soon as I possibly could. A few weeks later, she still hasn't received the items and started blaming me.

I apologised for the situation, offered to send her a copy of my receipt, and I repeated that as part of the agreement I cannot be held responsible for her choice of delivery. I offered to pay part of it back, and she didn't reply.

Later on I received a notice from Paypal that she completely reversed the transaction without letting me know. All of £18.

And now I'm stuck with a negative balance on my Paypal account, and lost my items too.

Then I realised, since delivery was not recorded at all, it is also possible that she may have received the items, and still reversed the payment. There's no way to tell really.

I guess I've learned a few lessons, and I hope this helps anyone planning on selling items too.

1. People can be unfair. And there can be some dishonest people in this world.
2. Don't sell items.
3. If you do, always send items with Recorded Delivery.
4. Protect yourself from transaction reversals with Paypal.

*5. I'm grateful to my previous buyers, who have been so honest. Thanks guys.

But I'm still a bit shocked by what happened. I was going to add a lot more Limited Edition items as I've recently sorted out my collection, but I guess.. My Blog Sale is Paused. For Now.




I'm so thrilled to have been sent this bunch of face masks by Montagne Jeunesse.  When I first saw them, I immediately fell in-love with the very pretty and fuss-free packaging. Taking a whiff of each just sent me to the moon! ♥ Keep reading for my reviews!

Montagne Jeunesse Mud Masques - A Fab Way to Relax!

Eureka! I've finally found my fashion inspiration for this season. My seasonal fashion inspirations or themes are not something I can consciously decide, but rather its a 'gut-feeling' that I suddenly get. Last winter it was nudes, grey-purples, and Greiges (greys and beiges). I have been waiting for this feeling for a few weeks now, and I've realised that for the next few months, my fashion theme will be the red-white-and-blue: Naughty Nauticals!

Its funny how trends seem to re-appear over and over. I remember it was May a couple of years ago when MAC released its Naughty Nauticals collection when the Nautical theme was very popular, and now it seems to be back again (at least for me)! On a side note, the Naughty Nauticals Collection was a beautiful collection. I hope they repromote some of the products!

I just got these beautiful pieces from Primark - ah how I just love that shop! ♥


Naughty Nauticals - Fashion Haul ♥


Hello guys! I'd like to share with you a bunch of stuff I picked up lately. Most were from swaps - check out this post if you're interested in swapping, and some I bought from my local drugstore, Boots. I got some MAC stuff I've wanted for a while, a Benefit gift from a friend, as well as a new mascara from Maybelline, and dental care items for my sensitive teeth. Enjoy! ♥


Haul, Review & Swatches, New Facebook Profile and Eyeko Promo! ♥

Hi everyone! Here are details for the upcoming MAC Wonder Woman Collection for Spring 2011. I'm so excited for this collection, I can't wait!! ♥ Keep reading for collection details and photos~ !


MAC Wonder Woman Collection - Collection Details and Product Photos

Hi everyone! I wore this smokey bronze look on Christmas Eve (late post I know!) and I really love it. I hope you'll like it too! I used MAC Viva Glam Gaga lipstick on the lips also. ♥


LOOK: Smokey Bronze - Christmas Eve Look

Hi everyone! I'd just like to share what I bought from the MAC Cham-Pale and Stylishly Yours collections, as well as my thoughts on them and swatches. I've had these products for about almost 2 weeks as I bought them when I was on holiday, so I think I can review them pretty well now. I hope this is useful! Enjoy~ ! x

MAC Cham-Pale and Stylishly Yours: Haul, Review and Swatches


Here's a pretty simple makeup look I did to meet a few friends for dinner. Eyes were kept easy with a liner and some mascara, cheeks were a subtle peach, all to match bright bold coral lips. I used MAC Toxic Tale lipstick from the Venomous Villains collection for this look! I hope you like it! ♥


LOOK: Just Pinky-Peachy


I wasn't actually tagged to do this, but I stole this tag from MACKarrie. I thought this would be a useful set of questions that I can use to reflect on beauty-related things that I have found and done in the last year 2010. I also provided links to my original reviews of the products mentioned, so I hope this post will be useful! ♥

2010 Favourites - Beauty Reflection ~! ♥

Latest Instagrams

© The Skin and Beauty Blog. Design by Fearne.