Saturday, January 22, 2011

Coffret D'or Essence Stay Rouge

Drum roll..... pretty^^ So while I was in Japan, I kept seeing the commercial on TV for the Coffret D'or's essence stay rouge. I was sold when I saw the packaging (>_<) I went to the store to check out prices and if I remember correctly it was about 2600 yen, which is approximately $30 CAD. Initially I told myself that it was too expensive, but then ended up caving in and buying it. I mean c'mon, I'm not in Japan that often -:p

I knew right off the bat that I wanted the coral one. I went to the store and did swatches, but decided the coral was the one for me (my mom thought so too lol)...unfortunately they were sold out. They had the other shades, but were sold out of the OR-106. Disappointed, I kept browsing the store to see if there was anything else that caught my attention. I found one of those beauty packages that came with a compact, one of these lip glosses and eyeshadow. I checked the package and it had the OR-106!!! My mom asked the owner if we could break up the package and he did it for us :D (I felt really bad for doing that because as we were leaving, he told one of his employees to look around in the store to see if they can find another OR-106 to replace it)...ok enough rambling...

I like the fact that you can wear it sheer, and also pack it on to have more colour. As you can see in the picture of the swatch on my hand, its somewhat pigmented. Since my lips are pigmented to begin with, the colour it gives is nice and subtle. Compared to other lip glosses (example MAC), it's not as sticky and glides very easily..I love it! I'm not using it that often because I'm so scared to face the day when I run out..

Good news: You can purchase it online at It's actually cheaper online (approx $26 CAD) and I believe shipping is only $2!..I suppose I can always purchase more from here if I run out (^^)

More stuff from Japan to come....

Happy Weekend!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Mini giveaway winner~

Thanks for the entries - the winner of the mini giveaway is for the love of beauty by lara

I don't know what it is about Australia, but the winners for the 2 giveaways that I have done so far are both from Australia haha

..don't worry, more giveaways to come!

Next up: Japan photos & experience! I'll leave you with a sneak peek...

sigh....things are just so darn cute there! I was sick while I was there so I was downing all drinks with vitamin c...this particular one has 'hachimitsu' and 'lemon c' = honey and vit c

Happy Weekend!!! Please travel with care as it seems like we are all getting hit with the white stuff !

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Back from Japan - very mini giveaway

Happy New Year~!

I'm back from Japan and already back into the grind...-_- I'll post some photos of Japan etc in another post. I just wanted to do a quick mini giveaway since the item I am giving away is somewhat time sensitive

I received this 2011 planner in one of my magazines that I have purchased while I was in Japan and decided to give it to someone that will use it. The front says "2011 Diary Biteki x Maybelline" and has a bunch of red hearts. It has a section with months and a section with weeks. It also comes with one of those string dividers (which I love and my current planner does not come with! boo!). It's quite thin (approx 1 cm) -nice and compact :)

- I'll choose the winner using
- Open internationally
- Must be a follower
- Must be of age in your country or have permission to participate
- Please enter something you are proud of - it can be anything you want!
- Contest ends 11:59 pm EST Thurs Jan 13, 2011
- Winner must respond within 48 hours of initial contact by me

Good luck to you all!