30 May 2011

Be Back Soon

Am blogging from my iphone :) We're now on holiday in Malaysia with the in-laws. Will be home on Sunday!

29 May 2011

Naked Palette - Finally!

I almost gave up on getting this palette. I've been trying to get my hands on one since September last year. It was available at HQhair in October and my order was 'Backordered'. HQhair later apologized for not able to fulfil the high demand and cancelled my order. I then found an eBay seller who was selling this palette in a pretty good price. I placed the order, paid but she later cancelled it because she told me Paypal had blocked her account. #@%&!

It's really frustrating so I went to MAC and bought some dupes. In March, HQhair sent me an email saying Naked was back in stock. I was thrilled and placed the order. Instead of waiting for the palette to be shipped within 3 working days but nothing happened. When I emailed them to check if they're going to restock, I was told to wait until further notice. It finally arrived after more than 2 months of waiting! Was it worth it? Well, yeah!

Am I keeping the palette? No. In fact, I'm giving it to my sister. :)

If you already have some of these MAC eyeshadows (I reckon they are good dupes).

Urban Decay / MAC
Virgin / Brule or Shroom (not shown here)
Sin / Naked Lunch
Naked / Wedge
Buck / Cork (not shown here)
Half Baked / Woodwinked
Toasted / Mulch / Sable is quite close too (not shown here)
Hustle / Handwritten
Sidecar / Patina
Creep / Carbon (not shown here)
Gunmetal / Knight Divine

25 May 2011

Essence & Catrice Haul

After reading Yarisse's entry on Catrice, I told myself I must stop by at Rossmann this week. I've read plenty of raves on Catrice's products and I can't wait to try - especially the nail polish!

There are two limited collections at the counter - Enter Wonderland and Urban Baroque. I picked up 2 lipglosses, Pink Show (pink) and Alice's Hatter (coral) and Wonderland Green Card nail polish from Enter Wonderland. I didn't get anything from Urban Baroque. I like Marie Antoinette lipstick (it looks quite close to MAC Ever Hip when swatched) but it is scented (hate that smell). That's the main reason why it didn't come home with me.

I also bought some Essence lipglosses. XXXL Shine in Super Girl and True Love, Stay With Me longlasting lipglosses in I Like Cotton Candy and Trendsetter, I Like nail polish from blossoms etc collection.

I was hoping to find you rock! collection because I really want the nail polishes.

20 May 2011


I love shoes. Who doesn't? Good shoes are quite pricey here, not to mention the selection of brands and styles are quite limited. Or maybe I'm just too picky. The only brands I buy in stores are Ecco, Vagabond, Camper and Zara. I got most of my shoes outside the country when I was on vacation, was home for a visit and on business trips (if I had time for shopping!).

I like labels but I'm not willing to splurge on brands like Christian Louboutin and Jimmy Choo. I'll choose a designer handbag over a pair of designer shoes anytime!

When I knew DH was going to the US for business trip again, I added plenty of shoes to my Endless.com wishlist. That's where I bought my Badgley Mischka bridal shoes from last year. In the end, I had to choose 3 pairs out of the 8 on my wishlist because DH was afraid he'd be taxed by the evil custom when he entered the EU. These are what I got

18 May 2011

Last Weekend

It's funny to say this was my first traditional Slovak wedding. I am married to a Slovak but we didn't have a traditional Slovak wedding. I'm glad DH isn't from a traditional and conservative family. My MIL is cool and very modern. The one problem I've is - I still suck in speaking Czech/Slovak. My in-laws know some simple English sentences. MIL speaks German too. When I don't get what she's trying to tell me in Slovak, she'll start speaking German *lol* Not that I understand German but I could guess what she's saying!

I didn't know what to expect at the wedding. I was worried nobody would speak to me because most people aren't confident enough to speak English. It turned out everyone speaks fluently in English. We had a great time. Lots of food, lots of alcohol, lots of fun!

All the male guests got this. Maybe someone Slovak/Czech can explain what that is?

16 May 2011

Yankee Candles

I noticed that Blogger was down before the weekend and my previous post was scheduled to be published on Thursday but it didn't happen?

Anyway, I hope everyone had a good weekend because I did. The wedding was great and we had a lot of fun. Lots of food, alcohol *ahem* and we danced till dawn. DH and I only had a few hours of sleep before we drove back to his parents'.

My Yankee Candle orders arrived on Friday. I love Yankee candles! I usually buy Yankee Votive candles instead of those in jars. My all time favourites are Wedding Day, Clean Cotton and Sparkling Snow. I like how the candles make our home smell so nice.

MAC Surf Baby

I haven't stepped in to MAC for a very long time since my MA left. My last MAC purchase was back in January, that was quite a while ago.

I was invited to Surf Baby launch event 2 weeks ago. As usual, the event was in Czech language but a MA came and translated everything for me so I didn't miss a thing :)

When I first saw the promo pictures, I thought 'Meh'. When I saw the collection in person, I thought they weren't as bad as I thought they would be! What I like the most from this collection are the pigment stacks! I'm not a pigment person but the colours are really pretty. The other products I think 'I would bring home' are Hibiscus lippie, My Paradise Cheek Powder, Glided White Powerpoint Eye Pencil, Saffron eyeshadow, Solar Riche Bronzing Powder and the nail polishes.

I came home with Glided White, Saffron and Hangin' Loose.

9 May 2011


I'd like to post my Surf Baby haul but I still need to upload and edit the photos!!

I've been feeling under the weather for a few days now. It must be the weather :( I'm business travelling again tomorrow. Not very happy about it because M will be home from D.C in the afternoon. I haven't seen him for more than 3 weeks! I don't get to see him and my new shoes I ordered from Endless *lol* until Thursday evening!

This week is going to be hectic. I'm coming in to the office on Friday morning and we're leaving for Slovakia in the afternoon after work to attend M's best mate's wedding on Sat. It will be my very first Slovak wedding even though I'm married to one. We didn't have a traditional Slovak wedding celebration last year. We didn't follow the wedding customs because my mother-in-law said we didn't have to.

Did I mention we've 5 weddings to attend this year? The one that I look forward to the most is an old friend's in August. :)

6 May 2011

❤ Louis Vuitton

There are always one or more good reasons or just another excuse to splurge on certain things you like.

I've just received my bonus and a pay rise recently. I've exceeded my target for 2010! Isn't this reason good enough to get myself something nice? :)

4 May 2011

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer vs MAC Select Moisturecover NC30

I've tried many concealers before but didn't really have a particular favourite one until I found these MAC concealers - Pro Longwear and Select Moisturecover.

2 May 2011

Today's Haul

I'm currently obsessed with scarves. H&M has some cute ones and I just couldn't resist them. The one with hearts is cute but I'm probably going to give it to my sister, Christy. I bought the lace dress in EU36 (I'm usually an EU34) but this one fits me fine.

1 May 2011

April Favourites

Happy 1st of May, everyone!

Sorry that I've been MIA lately. As usual, work is keeping me so busy. DH is on his business trip in the US again for another week. He'll be home the following Tuesday but am leaving for my business trip early morning on the same day! :( He told me he has bought some 'presents' for me, I wonder what did he get this time. I'm thinking of asking him to bring me some Urban Decay eye shadow pencils :)

I keep my makeup simple in spring. I only have a couple of items because I haven't worn eye shadows since my spring allergies started - watery eyes and eye shadows aren't best friends!

MAC Sweetie Lipstick
I got Sweetie from B2M last year. It's a medium pink in Lustre finish (my favourite). It's work safe and an everyday lip colour since it's semi-sheer.