MINI REVIEW: iHERB.COM

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iHERB is literally my shopping heaven. One of the main reasons is that they sell ELF Products , Physicians Formula and real techniques there, another reason is healthy snacks and lastly low delivery cost (DHL COURIER) for around 15-25 depending on the weight, still cheap compared to other places.

I've ordered from them a few times with no problem, processing takes awhile probably because they have tons of orders a day. I went and googled their warehouse and holymoly its massive. I ordered some protein shake, took awhile to reach my place because it got hold up at the custom for medical check. I then placed 2 more orders and ship it to Singapore where boyfiee is because he's always out of food. So ladies who wanna send some stuff to your boyfiee i suggest food or snacks. HAHAHA Well there is a saying

the way to a man's heart is through his stomach 
I definitely recommend iHERB if you're from Asia (more importantly Brunei) and wants to buy Real Technique brush at a lower price starting from USD6 :D.

Heres a coupon code if you guys wanna purchase anything from them. It's for new customers only and $10 off is amazeballs. 
Coupon Code: QZG227
You can get $10 off on your first purchase if you spend over $40. Just enter the coupon code when you are checking out, or spend less than $40 and you still get $5 off!

Thoughts: MAC ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW COLLECTION

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MAC x Rocky Horror Picture Show 
- Fall 2014 - 
LIMITED EDITION 
Release Date: 29th Sept 2014 (Online) / 2nd October 2014 (In stores ) 




This collection is the celebration of Rocky Horror Picture Shows' 40th Anniversary. Apparently it's a classic film from the 70's, i wasn't in this world yet and because my parents are traditional Chinese parents i wasn't exposed to English films especially classic films. 

MAC is very good at attracting people by releasing limited edition packaging almost every month. For people like me whose a sucker for packaging loves giving them money. HAHAHA I usually get the products that are limited edition and not in their permanent line if you get what i'm saying here. They usually re-promote their products as well but in different packaging and some limited edition products are just repackaged of a item from their permanent line. I usually would go for their powder or lipstick as most of the time they are not from their permanent line. 

Info and Pictures are attained from allurabeauty.


  1. Riff Raff Eyeshadow Palette (6 eyeshadows) - RTP $44.00 limited edition
  2. Powder Blush in Crazed Imagination - RTP $24.00 limited edition 
  3. Lipsticks - RTP $17.50 limited edition
    • Strange Journey (Matte)
    • Oblivion (Amplified)
    • Sin (Matte) permanent
    • Frank-N-Furter (Matte) 
  4. Glitter - RTP $23.00
    • Gold
    • 3D Black 
  5. Pigment in It's Not Easy Having A Good Time - RTP $23.00 limited edition
  6. Chromagraphic Pencil - RTP $17.50 permanent
    • Black Black
    • Basic Red
  7. Greasepaint Stick - RTP $21.00 limited edition
    • B Bright
    • Black
  8. Lip Pencil in Vino - RTP $17.50 permanent
  9. Sculpt and Shape Powder in Bone Beige/Emphasize - RTP $27.50 limited edition
  10. Set Powder in Invisble  - RTP $40.00 limited edition
  11. Superslick Liquid Eyeliner in On The Hunt - RTP $20.00 permanent
  12. Nail Lacquer - RTP $13.50 
    • Bad Fairy limited edition
    • Formidable permanent
  13. Lashes in 7 Lashes - RTP $18.50 

This collection has twice the amount of the Simpsons Collection. I managed to get my hands on both the blushes from the Simpsons Collection cause i wasn't that interested with the other products. But for this collection i'll probably tear a hole in my wallet. It's really hard to buy limited edition stuff especially since i use mail forwarder/US shopper to get them. It takes awhile for them to purchase for me as well.

I probably need to put aside some money for this collection. The sculpt and shape powder looks nice so i'll probably try and get that along with the powder blush and lipsticks in the shade Frank-N-Furter and Oblivion. Other than that nothing caught my eyes.

The packaging should be the same as normal MAC packaging but the printed design on the lipsticks looks gorgeous. So what do you think of this collection and will you get anything from this collection?





















xoxo
- Angela

Review: Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer + Swatch

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Welp this shows i am not consistent with my blogging. Anyhoos i have a review on the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer. I got this when i went to Singapore for a one week trip, went there for 6 days and 5 nights and i stayed at River Valley@Orchard Road. Basically i'm near to orchard and somerset so i kinda spent 3/4 of my trip shopping around that area only. The furthest we've been to was chinatown, bugis and tanjong pagar. Anyways on to the review.




Let's talk about the packaging first, in my opinion the detailing is really pretty but too large for travelling. They probably have a travel size one but i'm not too sure about that. I'm not saying i don't like the packaging, i love it but just not travel-friendly unless you don't mind stuffing it into your purse or makeup bag. It has a slight matte mixed with glossy finish which i prefer because unlike the NARS one it got dirty sooo fast, i had it for only 3 weeks and it's dirty already. Because the packaging is larger, their mirror would be bigger than normal compacts which i love. (yes i think i'm contradicting myself) LOL




Now for the product itself, lemme say it's currently my holygrail bronzer/contour. Some said it's too muddy looking but because i'm quite tan this is just PERFECTO! They have the lighter one which is Milk chocolate, i tried it at Sephora, it contours but really lightly and looked more natural. I like going all the way with bronzer/contour cause i like having a sharp feature (more like trying to look skinnier) especially my nose. TBH my nose is a little bit crooked, contouring it made it look less visible. Now even though this is my holygrail product it can also go wrong if layering over too much. I looked like i just face plant myself in mud that day cause i had to reapply my makeup cause i was sweating, The bronzer stayed on my face quite well even though i was sweating and i thought i would just add a tiny little bit to make it look fresh and nice. IT WAS A WRONG MOVE! i had to wipe down all my face makeup. So on to the pros and cons of this product. For lasting power i did not try 24 hours, i'm not that crazy but the maximum amount of time i wore was 8 hours and it still looked fresh (without sweating)

THE PROS

  • Super pigmentated
  • Lasting hours (on my face) 8 hours or more 
  • Natural Contouring - Brown Matte 
  • Easily blended out
  • Large Compact Mirror 
  • Smells chocolatey (if you actually prefer it) 

THE CONS


  • Large compact
  • Will look muddy if not careful 
  • I don't fancy the chocolate scent but some people do
  • a tad bit pricey ( i got mine for around SGD $50 ) 
  • not available locally
Overall rating: 9 out of 10 
Just cause i loveeee the formula of this bronzer.


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Biore Makeup Remover Towelette VS Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes

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I've been using the BIORE makeup remover towelette for years and have not changed to any other brands. It is not easy to find a makeup remover wipes that is not harsh and removes with just one or two wipes. I've used THE FACE SHOP wipes before and in my opinion they're really bad for my skin. It's super rough and my face gets really red, i've tried two types one which is the green packaging called Herb Day Cleansing Tissue and the other was Rice Water Cleansing wipes. The rice water was worst, i tried one wipe and my face stings like crazy i had to throw it away because no one can uses it.

So i've tried a new one which is the Simple Cleansing Facial wipes, well i've gotta say it is better than the face shop ones. I never tried any other brand because i'm really satisfied with the biore ones and because i can remove all my makeup with just ONE wipe ( depending on how thick my was, sometimes two wipes). I can say Simple Cleansing Facial wipes can be considered too because it does it job in removing waterproof makeup and is raved by lots of YouTube gurus.

SIMPLE Cleansing Facial Wipes
Pros
  • It is available locally (Guardian)
  • Cheaper (cost around BND 8ish, i don't really remember) 
  • Light scent which i like 
  • removes waterproof makeup 
  • No oily feel after removing makeup 
Cons
  • need a few extra wipes to remove all my makeup
  • skin starts to redden when i'm trying to erase mistakes when i'm drawing eyeliner, i think the towelette is abit rough for my eye areas

BIORE Makeup Remover Towelette
Pros
  • Usually only need one wipe 
  • Removes waterproof makeup 
  • Wipe has more product ( or liquid?) compared to other brands
  • No oily feel after removing makeup as well 
Cons
  • It is not available locally, i always have to buy a few packs to stock up. I have one more left :( 
  • A tad bit more expensive than the simple wipes, cost around BND 12-14 per refill pack.
  • heavy scent 

Overall, i still love my BIORE towelettes but if i'm out of them and need a substitute i would opt for the Simple cleansing wipe as i can easily purchase them compared to the Biore one. Heart from Thatsheart recommended the Ponds makeup remover wipes but it's not available locally, i found a site that sells them so i'm thinking of trying that brand as well. Why don't we have access to different types of makeup brands in Brunei :( BRING SEPHORA HERE PUUHHLEAASEEEE.Though if they do the prices would probably be craycray.



Weight Loss : How i lost 25 kg

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Let me warn you that there are lots of pictures ahead :)


Left 2010, Right 2013
didn't realize i actually squeezed myself into that shirt LOL

I was once obese weighing over 100kg, you will probably be able to calculate once you finish reading the whole post. Anyways yes, i used to weigh over 100kg and was always labelled as "that fat girl", "obese girl", "3 layer meat" (if you know chinese this is equivalent to pig or pork) and etc. Ah well i received lots of insults throughout my whole life. I was actually born chubby, my mom told me the doctor said i'm overweight compared to other average babies. Another thing was i have bigger bone structure which plus on my weight. I was a competitive swimmer, even all those training i wasn't able to lose any weight but i gained more, i don't know if it was muscles or fats but i continue to gain weight.

I decided to lose weight was all because I wanted to live healthier and i wanted to look fitter. I was looking through all my photos on my computer and i just realized i don't really fit in because all my friends are really slim. I was always the odd one in pictures being the fattest one. I guess that gave me a kick in my confidence and i was depressed. Ah this is so hard to explain in words. LOL

Let me emphasize this, i DESPISE exercising! especially running or any sorts of sport that has to do with the ground! but i love swimming, that's the only exception. ("sings" you are the only exception~). I decided to start exercising in 2012 on and off with my best friend. She wanted to only tone her body while i wanted to lose weight. It didn't go so well because we have different goals so i managed to only lose a few kilos. After she decided to change gym while i stayed,  I did my own routine consisting of 30-45minutes cardio every monday to friday and 20 minutes of weight lifting and Saturday & Sunday are rest days.

Other than exercising i also changed my eating habits, i eat lots greens, chicken breasts, yoghurt, fruits and milk. That's basically my meals everyday but i do allow myself to eat junk/fast food once a week on saturday or sunday. Normally people would cut out fastfood and junk food during their diet but to me the best way is not cut out completely, if you can that's good because i tend to have cravings it's the best to satisfy that cravings once in awhile than not having any because once you reached the limit you might eat junk/fast food like crazy.

Never in my whole life i thought i can come this far, i always thought i probably will stay obese forever and probably live alone and die cause nobody would want me. The biggest kick is your motivation, determination and moral support. I motivated myself by telling myself i need to look fit and i want to feel healthy and light. I was consulted by a nutritionist in the hospital and they told me lots of risks i could have and they gave me a period of one year to lose 5-8 kgs but when i went back the doctor was surprised i lost over 20 kgs. To me the compliments i received about losing weight saying it's a great achievement, this keeps my motivation up and how my best friends and family keeps supporting me when i was on the verge of stopping.

My story is pretty long and not that interesting, i kinda suck at writing hahaha but i do hope this motivate you atleast a tiny little bit. Never think you can't do it, you can if you really want it.
I also need to emphasize this NEVER EVER go for slimming pills/products or corset. I think it's just a waste of money. I've been approached idk how many times and they keep pushing me with those products. I was most annoyed when "some" people just won't stop pushing me to buy a $1.4k worth of slimming wear and promised me results. They told me it's not easy to exercise and results aren't that big. I PROVED THEM WRONG! i feel SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good when they saw a different me. You can choose the shortcut, ofcourse you won't be able to see the side effects now but you never know what awaits you when you're older.


 2 years ago on my 18th Birthday 

2 years ago at my friend's birthday, being the oddball again


 chubby meh

Starting from here is when i started losing weight



2012 Eacons



 This is when i weigh 79kg, the thinnest i've ever been in my whole teenage life.


Sometimes i can't believe i changed so much, atleast i don't stand out "that" much now. 
I'm still fat but hey i'm trying to work it! 

 Overview of my transformation :) It's one thing i'm most proud of


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This is my latest photo, i've gained a few pounds thanks to my loving boyfriend and stress. I stopped going to the gym during June 2013 because of work, when i was working in the bank i had to overtime almost everyday till 8 or 9pm and the level of stress is there. I'm back to studying now so i have a little bit more time to do some exercise. :) My goal weight was supposed to be 60 but the nutritionist told me to lose till 70kg because that's my ideal weight for my height and structure.

Heaviest Weight: Over 100kg 
Lowest Weight: 79kg
Current Weight: 83kg
Ideal Weight: 70kg
Height: 168cm

It feels surreal sometimes being able to wear smaller size clothing, look nicer in pictures and not to mention snag myself a loving boyfriend whom i knew online ;) HAHAHA coincidentally that he's from Brunei but studying in Australia, what a small world! So yeap, that's my story of how i lost those kilos :) my weight loss is not like those drastic changes like seen on Youtube sooo yeahhhh~ and i'm not really good in writing so my apologies if theres any confusion. I hope this post did motivate some of you who are planning to lose weight.



Authentic vs Fakes

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I'm flabbergasted how people can label fake products as Authentic!! I don't know if i'm wrong here but can anyone tell me how much does this bag cost?


Maybe i didn't come across this bag from the michael kors website or they took it down or something but this looks like the Michael Kors Miranda Series and i don't remember this being that cheap because this brunei seller on instagram sold this for BND450, when a original MK miranda cost atleast USD900 and above. Maybe there's a budget version? correct me if i'm wrong.What pisses me off is the seller actually has the "AUTHENTIC" word with the name of this bag. I'm not saying this seller sells fake stuff, he/she probably has some authentic stuff cause i saw some Louis Vuitton bags and they look kinda real and are sold out. 

Alot of MK bags sellers in brunei got the MK bags from eBay because i myself actually went and search and all the pictures look exactly the same, sometimes cheap price doesn't mean authentic same goes to higher prices. Getting authentic bags from ebay is quite risky because esp china sellers can just label them genuine/authentic and hike up the price. Nowadays i'm really amazed at how similar knock-off bags and the genuine bags look like. I saw some MK bags on Taobao, taobao is a chinese version of ebay and it's so tempting to get because it looks exactly the same and the price is just a fraction of the original price. $15 i must say is not bad for a knock-off LOL! but to my opinion i prefer to not carry any branded names at all if i really can't afford it rather than carrying a fake and get dissed about it. i'm not saying you CAN'T carry a fake bag, it's just my opinion. I do carry inspired bags because nowadays bags that are sold everywhere are copied from branded bags. Inspired bags do not have branded names on it while knock-off does.

Just wanted to rant it out, i mean what if those people really purchase from this instagram seller and it really is a fake bag. It's like lying and cheating! :/ i myself wanted to sell authentic Michael kors bag because i have a cousin living in LA and she's been doing authentic bag business between LA and Malaysia since Malaysia's branded bags are super overpriced. I wanted to ask her to supply me some but nyehh, it's gonna cost me a bomb if nobody buys them and i'll have all these stocks at home. I probably can use it but my mom is also probably going to kill me HAHAHA.

What i got for Christmas 2013?

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Okay, i'm supposed to be doing a video on what i got for Christmas 2013, i filmed it but had no time to edit and i think it's kinda too late to upload it anymore so i'll just keep it to a blogpost. I didn't received alot of stuff cause basically our family aren't exactly Christians, we're buddhist. We celebrated Christmas just because my mom's birthday is on the 25th December.  Anywhoos, i'm still due with the revealed palette review. Haven't had time to film it yet cause i was busy doing assignments. Stayed up till 6-7.30 in the morning everyday because i'm mostly productive in the late night than morning/afternoon. I handed in my assignments today *angel's song playing* freedom! well not really cause i have 4 exams this month. Enough rant lets go to what i got for Christmas :)



I only had this picture from instagram because i thought i'm going to just film and post the video, but ohwell so the first picture, boyfiee got me a charles and keith bag! cause i've been eying on that since it was on the shelf LOL! he also suprised me a bath and body works candle (Vanilla Spice), a stitch mug and a penguin pencil box. It's funny how he knows where shop@sarah is because i never brought him there! i screamed when i opened the box and after that went all AWWWWWs cause he knows i love cinnamony smell. Stitch mug was from xplorer, funny how we both got each other mugs, we went to xplorer one day and was just looking around, he said the batman mug looks cool and i said the stitch mug was cute so i guess we got each other mugs, very odd. 

Bestie got me the penguin plushie that i was eying it xplorer and some penguin stickers, bookmarks and a penguin keychain. YES I'M OBSESSED WITH PENGUINS! Super awwed because i can't believe she got it for me T_T, kinda teary when i opened it in the car. I wanted to get it for myself but because its around BND$50 i put it back on the shelf. ♥ i really feel so loved, not because of receiving gifts but because they actually knew what i was thinking. kay maybe i'm too obvious. LOL 
yeah, i never feel so loved by people that are not related to me. I wanted to post about bullies/friends post but still wondering if i have the guts to write it out yet or maybe do a video when i'm ready. Basically i don't have friends throughout my primary school, trust people too easily, got betrayed tons of time, i get teased and insulted, my things get broken whenever i leave my seat for lunch, my lunch money gets stolen EVERYDAY in school... well it can go on but i'll leave that to next time :) 

My lovely sister got me a penguin mug! hoho more penguin stuff, holika holika aqua petit jelly bbcream(i don't remember the exact name) and etude house vivid lipstick. I wanted to try out the holika holika aqua petit bbcream because michellephan uses it and it looks so damn nice but since i don't buy bbcream i kinda ehem, hint hint my sister LOL! so yeaaaaap~ she also got me a red lipstick and if you guys don't know i only buy red lipsticks, i don't look nice with nude. I've tried on literally all the nude lipsticks in the mac store and the guy there said "yeah you really don't suit nude lipsticks" and passes me lots of other bright red and pink lipsticks. 

So thats all for my christmas gifts i received on 24th/25th december 2013

This is considered a christmas gift as well, cause i received it before Christmas. This is the prize from Sheila a.k.a Sprinklerain's thankyou giveaway 2013. I think it's quite sweet of her to decorate the box with masking tapes, hahaha its cute and very thoughtful. I also like how she bubble wrap literally everything and she used DHL courier! i was super surprised to see a dhl car at my parking lot, i thought it was going to be sent through normal post or just poslaju! In anyway thankyou very much for your gift, you even added extras ♥ super love.

My first benefit products, been meaning to try out Hoola bronzer and i must say i super love it. I'm gonna purchase the full size ones. Dandelion don't appear on my cheeks and i'm thinking whether i applied it too light or im just tan. The simple makeup remover! also wanted to try it out and i shall do a comparison with my all time favourite biore cleansing wipes.

So that's the end of what i got for Christmas :) do suggest what kind of videos/post you would like to see from me! i will try to make it happen!!


My little sneak peek of my next post : how i lost 25 kg!!! this is actually a very sensitive topic to me because i'm not exactly slim yet, but i'm still working hard. :D