Sunday, 14 September 2014

[FREEBIE GIVEAWAY !!] ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Etude House BB Cream, Sleeping Mask, Collagen Cream

Heeeeelooooo fancy munchkins!!! 

I am SUPER excited to be hosting my very FIRST INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY on my blog! You guys know how big a fan I am of Etude House (read my lipsticks review here!), so when I saw the Best Seller Set from Etude House, I couldn't help it but buy a set FOR YOU GUYS BECAUSE I LOVE YOU SO MUCH zomg .. and hopefully one of you guys will win this!! (Worth $50) <3 

In this set, the winner will receive 

1) Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Bright Fit
SPF30 PA++ Whitening and Anti-darkening/Wrinkle


2) Etude House Collagen Moistfull Sleeping Pack


3) Etude House Collagen Moistfull Cream




GIVEAWAY RULES:

Subscribe to my YouTube Channel


THAT'S IT! 

Seriously, the rule is SO simple (literally two clicks of your mouse from this screen) that it should be a Freebie Giveaway...Hahahaha! 

Let me know you've entered by leaving a comment on my latest YouTube video ... and the winner will be chosen randomly on October 1st, 2014. 

This giveaway is open Internationally, WORLDWIDE, so no matter where you live, you have the same chance of winning as everyone else! These products are products that I've personally used and LOVED, so I reallllllie hope one of you guys get to enjoy them as much as I did! 

GOOD LUCK! 


xoxo, Mango 




Friday, 29 August 2014

[REVIEW] Jill Stuart Lip Blossom Lipsticks

HELLO pretty angel fluffs, 

This review post is super long due I know T.T Remember my Tokyo Beauty Haul post? I meant to do a review on all my Jill Stuart hauls from Tokyo (which was back in April) >_< BUT! better late than never right?!?!!?


I know this (beautifully arranged) picture looks like a million thing's going on but there's really just 1 perfume and 2 lipsticks ^^v (plus some random sample of body lotion) 

These Jill Stuart Lip Blossom Lipsticks have the most amazing, intricate packaging with a pop up mirror at the top! How cool is that! This one is in 08 Pretty Poppy, and is a rich red color. These lipsticks are not super pigmented, but are more moist and filled with Vit E for that plump, slightly stained, juicy color. And it stays on for like ever because it feels just like a lipbalm! 

The Jill Stuart Lip Blossom Lipstick in 09 - Brilliant lily. In the packaging, this lipstick has a bright orange color but when applied is a soft coral color that is great for everyday wear! It also has the tiniest hint of shimmer in it so your lips will sparkle ever so slightly hahaha! 

Packaging: 10/10
I tried guys. I tried to look for a packaging flaw but I. JUST. COULDN'T.FIND.ONE. I think it's different to not fall in love with such an amazing silver packaging WITH a built in mirror!

Color Payoff: 7/10
Depends on what you are looking for. Some lipsticks (like the YSL lipsticks) are super pigmented, even more so when applied than when seen in the tube. Some people like that, some people don't. This lipstick will NOT give you that exact same color as the tube, because it has a sheet formula built in along with Vit E and moisturizing properties (like a lipbalm). What you end up with is a super wearable color that feels like a lipbalm and wouldn't dry out your lips!

Lasting Power: 8/10
Pretty good, like 3-4 hours. It definitely wouldn't last a whole day, again because of the lip balm properties built in. But it should last you in between your meals and all you need to do is reapply after your meals!

Comfort: 10/10
It feels like you're wearing lipbalm - it's sooooo moisturizing and unless some lipsticks which can majorly dry out your lips in the long run, this actually keeps the plumpness and juiciness of your lips and is the perfect middle ground between a lipstick and a lipgloss! And it's different than a lip butter because in my experience those things tend to melt and go everywhere and be super sticky.

I believe these lipsticks, however amazing they are, can ONLY be purchased at a Jill Stuart Beauty Store (which isn't available in North America #rolleyes #notsurprised). OR you can find them online... I know ebay sells them and maybe the online japanese store does too!

Let me know what you think!! <3

xoxo, Mango 



Saturday, 16 August 2014

Lancôme Grandiôse Mascara Review

Hi lovely mango puddings!!!

Hope you are all well-fed and relaxed and enjoying the beautiful weekend! <3 I got home this week with a surprise from Canada's VOXBOX: I was among the lucky ones to try out the new Lancôme Grandiôse Mascara! I love love love Lancôme's products to DEATH, so you can imagine my little fluffy joy bird chirping inside of me when I received the package! This is what the package looks like:

Suppppper well packaged and makes me feel like I am a VVVVVIP!! 

Dun dun dunnnnnn!! The Mascara and its box ~ I love the little transparent tip of the mascara wand and the little flower that is Lancome's signature symbol! 
The newest mascara from Lancome claims to 
have a new application technique with its new swan-neck wand, and aims to provides length, curve and volume all-in-one as well as access to all lashes from corner to corner and root to tip! 

A closer look at the wand ~~~ The brush and bristles reminds me a lot of the Benefit they're real! mascara... plasticy and has a wet formula ^^


TA-DAH!!! The Before and After Pic that I'm sure most of you are skipping the previous pics for. I would say that the Grandiôse Mascara  does a pretty good job with lengthening and volumizing my lashes, as they went from barely visible and super thin to "oh she actually has eyelashes!"

It also has pretty good lasting power, as I've had it on for the entire day and it has NOT smudged on me. However, it's not the best mascara for holding the curls. If you have super short/sparse lashes and/or have trouble curling them, you will know how frustrating it is to take 20 minutes curling your lashes (and a bit of your eyelid too if you're not careful), JUST TO HAVE IT DROOP after you apply your mascara. SADLY, I find that most wet formula mascaras have this problem, and I don't blame them because they have more of a water content as opposed to a wax content (which drier formula have). So naturally the water will weigh down your lashes, especially if you live in a humid climate. 

My lashes are more suited for mascara with drier formula, such as Benefit's BADGAL mascara (MY FAVORITE), and the Japanese Dolly Wink's Volumizing mascara. I did have the chance to try out some of the wetter mascaras like the INFAMOUS Benefit They're Real! (review post here!) and the Maybelline Mega Plush, and wasn't too impressed. Unfortunately, for my lash type the Lancôme Grandiôse Mascara would fall under this category. =(

Even though I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes, all my opinion are honest and 100% my own! Please keep in mind that even though I favour other mascaras, it may just be MY LASH TYPE and I've heard amazing things about this mascara and some of the wetter ones! I also know of some friends who can't stand dry formulas and their lashes just soak up the wetter mascaras like magic potion, so please head over to the Lancome counter and try this mascara out for yourself before deciding to buy it!!! 

Have you tried this mascara? How was it? Loved it? Hated it? Let me know!


Until next time, LOVE YOU ALL!


xoxo, Mango 



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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

How to style: Summer Florals

Hi my darling fuzzy fairies!

It's been such a long time but I finally had the time to sit down and edit my summer florals video that I filmed almost 2 months ago! WATCH IT HERE IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY! <3 



You may or may not have noticed that most of my stuff are from forever 21..... #can'thelpit #needtoshop but it just works out because they have an abundance of floral styles! 

First Outfit: White Top + Lacey Peach throwover + Pink Floral Skater Skirt



Second outfit: Floral Dress ($10!!!) with belt and MK Purse

Argh, I realized I only had one pic of my third outfit 
Daisy Crop Top + Mesh Skirt

Which one is your favorite!!! Much Much more details can be found in the video! Links are also in the video if you wanted to buy some of the items I'm wearing! <3 

Until next time, LOVE YOU ALL!

xoxo, Mango 




Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Japan Trip (Pic Heavy) !!!

O.M.G I know I TOTALLY disappeared... but I got good reason!!!! (Shall reveal later). Although admist all of my disappearance i've been bugged quite a bit to update my blog! So Amira, this post is dedicated to you! LOVE YOU BABE!!! Anyways.... a lot of you guys know I went to Tokyo a whileeeee back (like in April) so to makeup for my lack of an update and my super delayed Tokyo post, i shall spam this post. You have been warned. PIC HEAVY!!!! 

I'm gonna start off with a pretty touristy post... me in a subway station. You reallie can't get more uncreative than this - I just wanted to show off my pastel outfit of the day...in japan :D
Tell me that THIS IS NOT THE BIGGEST COLLECTION OF BEAUTY DRINKS YOU'VE EVER SEEN IN YOUR LIFE! Ok don't tell me if you're in japan cuz that would be kinda cheating. So in case you're wondering what they are.... the Japanese are leaders in the field of ingesting collagen and/or other drinks packed with minerals and vitamins and acids and collagen and goodies that are both yummy and supposedly helps you get that 20 year old skin when you're like 45. ON TOP of all the crazy skincare products they already use! *mindblown* Just FYI I bought a few of these...and will be doing a review on them later! <3 Just to see what the effects are... if they really do revitalize my skin like they claim... cuz they're not cheap you know so they better work!

See normally I would remember where I took this but because this was 4 months ago... I completely forgot. But I'm not sorry because I still think it's pretty awesome! GIANT F21 and look at allllll the ppl!!! this was at like 11pm at night btw! Funny how I remember the time but not the location <3

This, my friends, is my FAVORITE MAKEUP EVER. You can also say they are a godsend of beautifully and delicately packaged goodies to wreck the wallets of young girls... (including me). JILL STUART cosmetics are the girliest, most dainty, sparkly, princessy, pinky, throw-in-whatever-adjectives-that-resembles-the-picture!!!! I also bought some that I will REVIEW REVIEW!!! 

I LOVE JAPANESE FRUIT AND VEGETABLES TEA AND JUICE!!! especially peach tea i am OBSESSED. How can the packaging be so cute!!! #wannatakeyouhomeandneverdrinkyou

Some goodies I found in a local convenience store. PEACH WINE! (omg yums), a pack of strawberries (WHICH WERE THE SWEEETEST, FLUFFIEST, most cotton-candy tasting strawberries Ive ever had in my life no exaggeration no joke guys), some seaweed rice balls in both round and triangle shapes, and an egg. Yup. An individually packaged, cooked egg. READY for you to grab for breakfast when you're speedwalking to work! 

Ive posted this on my Instagram and captioned it: JAPANESE DRINKS DEFY GRAVITY. It's true!!!!! Another peach alcoholic drink that defied gravity! Hehehehe I was so confused when I first opened it like how..am..i..supposed..to..drink...this.... turns out you gotta shake it REAL HARD since it's jello ! *melts* PEACH JELLO SAKE DRINK! 

Low rez selfie but I don't care because I AM ON TOP OF THE WORLD! of Tokyo. You can see the Tokyo Tower in the background!!!!!! 

I don't think a trip to Japan will be complete without a selfie of pockies. There are literally a gazillion kinds of pockies available...I regret not snapping a pic! I guess my face will just have to do :)

I also posted this on Instagram and offered free hugs and ice cream if anyone can tell me what those Japanese characters are called because, um, I would like to order a gazillion of those bunnies on eBay please. #TOOCUTETOCAREABOUTWALLET

I want to caption this ONLY IN JAPAN but i won't. Maybe Korea or some other Asian places have this too.... but these are CIRCLE LENSES! In all types, colors, disposables, you name it. And this was just ONE CORNER of the store. There was an entire WALL of these... I actually looked forward to picking up some lenses when in tokyo but after this it kinda intimidated me..I think unless you read Jap or you are FULLY CERTAIN exactly which ones you want, you may get intimated too and end up not getting any... T.T

Random selfie of me and the fiance! (now hubby!) totally forgot where but #ohwellYOLOselfiesmoreimportant

everyone who is touristy will know that a trip to japan will ALSO be incomplete without trying TOKYO BANANA!!!!!! They are a really famous snack, which is kinda like twinkies with a banana filling (and of course being Japanese, really cute and girly print and even a bow tie at the top!) AND THEY TASTED SOOOOOO GOOD. like a 100000x better than twinkies!! I bought a pack for myself and some to take home for my friends but I couldn't help it and ate the whole thing. #sorrynotsorry

At tokyo DisneySea with the infamous DUFFYBEAR!!!!! IMO This pic look soooooo pathetic cuz it is soo obvious that I plucked out one Duffy and posed with it... but you get the idea. Also was FREEZING that day in DisneySea so was wearing 5 layers of knitwear. I kid you not. KNITWEAR! How Jap girls can tank the cold in a mini skirt and a low-cut croptop I will never understand. 

TaDah! I'm finishing this post with the famous Sakura Tree behind me! And btw, I totally took a Youtube Video featuring these trees so if you havn't already checked it out YOU NEED TO GO I WILL FEDEX ICE CREAM TO YOU <3 

STAY TUNED FOR NEXT POST! 
I PROMISE IT WILL BE MUCH EXCITE! 
Mwah~ 

xoxo, Mango 





Friday, 27 June 2014

Sweet Macaron Summer Pastel Trends!

Hi fluffy ricecakes!!!!

Guess what my new obsession is, besides crop tops. Hahahaha~~~~ The title gives it away! I'm obsessed with ANYTHING pastel, especially for the summer because they remind me of macarons and desserts and they are so YUM!!! My new video will show you how to mix different kinds of pastels into your everyday outfit, making them bright and sweet looking.



PASTEL PEACH




PASTEL LAVENDER

PASTEL MINT

The details as to where I got everything is in the Video! <3

Which ones are your favorites?!?!!? 
Please give the video a thumbs up if you liked it, and feel free to leave a comment for me as to what looks you want to see next!!!! Hehehehe 

Talk to you sooooon!!!

xoxo

Mango

Sunday, 15 June 2014

3 Crop Tops for Summer!

Hi lovely butterflies!

It's no surprise that I am obsessed with crop tops. They show up literally in every single blog post, instagram feed, and now - youtube videos! Hahhaaha (seriously, my iPhone also autocorrects anything I type starting with a c - to croptop) =.=  So here is the highly requested, second instalment of my Summer Crop Top Outfits! I almost wanna challenge myself to see how many croptop outfits I can pull together in one summer maybe like 1000? O.o

I split this lookbook into 3 themes: 

1. LET'S GET NAUTI (ha - ha - ha)
2.  FLORAL GLAM
3.  RUFFLE SHUFFLE
I did the shuffle moves at the end. No jokes. Hahaha


Which one is your favorite? 
Let me know! 

By the way OMG I'm from Singapore, there's this really cool site (don't say I don't share my special finds with you guys) but i now wish i permanently live there now... 

It's called iPrice Shop, and you can find all your favorite brands there UNDER ONE ROOF (my personal faves are MANGO (like duh), Michael Kors, and Marc by Marc Jacobs! It's super convenient and you will be notified when the SALES GO ON!! 

Think that's cool enough? Think again. On top of that, iPrice Shop also has a coupon page with codes to help you get ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS!!! 

So yeah, I actually showed this site to a friend of mine who loved it so much she did a presentation on it at school =.= That's how sad I am to be missing out on it.... but for those who are residing in Singapore, definitely check the site out!!!

OKOKOK I'm gonna go bug my friend now to purchase something and bring it over to Toronto when she comes hehehheehhe!!! Love you guys!!!

xoxo, Mango