2010-03-22

VS Haul, Some Fun Tags, and Generous Awards

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Hi everyone!

So I've really been falling off the radar lately, I apologize! :D My Spring Break has started and I've just been so happy doing absolutely nothing. I've adopted the idea that doing nothing special is always better than doing something painful (like studying), who's with me on this one?! Hahaha.

& I've noticed a lot of traffic leaving my site to some of eki's sites (her blog and her store ekiLove) and I'm just so pleased to see that! I'm glad my post gave her more hits~ (the traffic tracker is so awesome, I'm getting views from all over the world! Thanks for the love!)

Anyways, I promised a look at the items I asked my parents to buy for me in Hong Kong in the last post, but I've been surprised with some tags and blog awards (my firsts! Thanks DinaLittoMokaa, you ladies are too sweet). So I thought I'll do those instead and will post the Hong Kong haul along with a look at my newly dyed hair, courtesy of my 10 in 1 roomie (I think that's what I shall call her, she is the sweetest...I mention her in nearly every single post because I think we're just that close esp. after living together for a year and a half in college) in the next post (pinky swear! ;D).


Of course, I bought some things in the mist of it all, so I'll just shared that with you quickly.

I don't know how many of you are VS Pink fans, but I'm personally one myself (not really the ones who can afford to be with my frugality though). I received this card for a free pair of undies (lol, I guess I've just taken to call it that) a few weeks ago and haven't found anything worth buying. Then a couple of days ago, I received the coupon to get a free Pink Nation tank top because "I'm one in a million", the million who signed up to be a member.

So I decided (after spending a LONG time in the store and could not find a single pair of the ones they were giving out for free...not even XL or something, they substituted it with something the same price) to buy the Life is Pink Hope Pink Rollerball Fragrance for $10, get the tank top (priced at $22.50?!) and the free pair, and received an "I Love Secret Rewards" card (worth at least $10).
The words on the tank top design is basically "Kiss me...I'm one in a million" with the second half printed on the back. :) So there's my tiny VS haul, I basically paid $10 and walked off with at least $40 worth of products, yay! Love coupons and freebies. :3

Onto the tags!

I've been tagged by Dina for a 40 Beauty Questions a couple of days ago, there are the questions and my answers:

SKINCARE
How many times do you wash your face daily? Usually three times, once in the morning, once in the shower, and once in the evening (trust me, I need it xD).

What skin type do you have (dry, oily, combo)? Very oily.

What is your current facial wash? AcneFree Severe Acne Treatment System Cleansing wash (honestly great for acne skin, but just be very careful of the high level of Benzoyl Peroxide in this set, it will make you inflame and peel like there's no tomorrow if you don't increase gradually).

Do you exfoliate? Yes, at least twice or sometimes three times a week. It just feels nice to. :3

What brand do you use? St. Ives, don't really remember the specific product name right now.

What moisturizer do you use? I'm a bit all over the place with this one, I'm just anxious to get rid of products so I go from Olay to L'Oreal. xD

Do you have freckles? No.

Do you use eye cream? My mom gave me some and told me to use it as a base for eye makeup. It works.

Do you or did you have acne prone skin? Still do, but under control at least. Yay for that.

Did you ever use Pro-Activ? I have, but it didn't really work for me. AcneFree compares itself to Pro-Activ and I think AcneFree really does work better.

MAKE UP
What foundation do you use? I use Missha's Perfect Cover B.B. Cream in shade No. 23.

How about concealer? I rely on the perfect cover as a concealer...but I'l probably find something else. I have jars and jars of concealers lying around.

Do you know your undertone? No...I don't...a bit ignorant in that area.

What do you think of fake eyelashes? I use to think they're unnecessary and overly dramatic, but that's before I've seen the ladies around blogger use it in the everyday looks in their tutorials. Now I'm convinced I should try it at least once soon. :D

Do you know that you're suppose to change your mascara every 3 months? Yes, but I won't...

What brand of mascara do you use? I've been trying out several different ones lately. :3 L'Oreal's Feather Lash (?) and Maybelline's XXL (?).

Sephora or MAC? Sephora because it's more fun to browse around in, but rarely buy anything from there and has not purchase a single MAC item.

Do you have a MAC pro-card? No.

What make-up tools do you use in make-up application? I use the Eco-Tools 6 piece bamboo brush set.

Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes? Sometimes I use eye cream, sometimes I use an actual primer. It's a matter of which one I can grab from where I'm sitting. xD

For the face? Missha's B.B. Boomer & moisturizer. Ah, plus the AcneFree Severe Acne Treatment System Maximum Strength Repair Lotion.

What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)? I'm not much of an eyeshadow person...I still haven't used my Book of Shadows yet. D: I know, many of you are probably thinking it needs a more deserving owner...neeever! I shall hug onto my pop up book tightly. I deserve it too. xD

Do you use pencil or liquid liner? Liquid liner for the wing.

How often to you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil? When I first started, a lot. Now? Once in a blue moon? ;D

What do you think of pigment eyeshadows? I've never heard of them. xD

Do you use mineral makeup? Not really, they're too dry for me and flakes the last time I used it...I'll try it again in the future. :3

What is your favorite lipstick? Eh...I don't use lipstick? Hehe.

What about lipgloss? Um...no? :)

What is your favorite blush to use? I really like the new Maybelline mousse one that I've mentioned in my previous post. :D Both the Pink Frosting and Peach Satin give a cute color.

Do you buy your make up on eBay? Nah...something about it just seems really scary after seeing fake MAC Fluidline being sold. D:

Do you like drugstore makeup? What's there NOT to like about them? I think they're wonderful.

Do you go to CCO's (Cosmetic Company Outlet)? I've heard about it before, but I haven't visited one...I'm sure we have one in good old California somewhere. xD

Did you ever consider taking make up classes? I think it'll be a fun experience, so still yes!

Are you clumsy in putting on make up? Especially the wing part, so I always need to run for a tissue before it dries, hehe.

Name a make up crime you hate? People who over drag their bottom eyeliner in order to give the illusion that their eyes are bigger. If I can see more than 2mm underneath your eye, that's too much.

Do you like colorful shades of make up (lipstick, eyeshadow) or neutral colors? I think neutral's probably more comforting but I do like being spontaneous and adventurous once in a while.

Which celebrity always has great make up? I think Korean celebrities probably has the best make up in the entire biz! Look at their perfect complexions! Do we want to believe that? Yes. Should we actually believe that? I don't think so or else we'll get too sad when looking in comparison. Haha.

If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item, which would you use? Foundation to even out the skin tone and smooth out.

Could you ever leave your house without any make up on? Yeah, I wander around at night or on weekends when I don't plan on going to anywhere special without makeup on. :3

Do you think you look good even without any make up on? Hm, I don't think I look BAD without it, let's just say. But make up definitely enhances my features.

In your opinion, what is the best make up line?  I don't have a specific favorite, actually. I take a little bit of everything.

What do you think of make up? I think it's something like a hobby that helps to boost your self confidence and gets you giddy when you go shopping with your girlfriends! & I really like Dina's reply so I'll add it here too, "it's a passion that ties together a lot of beauty bloggers from all around the world"!

I've also been tagged by LittoMokaa to reveal one interesting fact about me. I really dislike making typos, I mean on a personally basis. If I see a typo in one of my blog posts, I will definitely go back to change it. I also type in correct punctuation and grammar while chatting, tweeting, and personal emails...hahaha. I'm sorry for being so dull and boring even though this is suppose to be an "interesting" fact. Oh, well, one more. I really like milk flavored candy~ :3

For both of these, I shall tag:
Kym of -- www.beecreative.ca --
Caitlin of chrysanthemum
Daituf of I Wanna Work for Judd Apatow
Klaudea of Lemon Lemon Pie
LittoMokaa of LittoMokaa's Colorful Life
Jess Mai of MAI PHILOSOPHY
Lisa of Shop N' Chomp
Iris of Spoiled Rotten
Dina of Voyageur
Erynn of { e.motion in: motion; }
& last but certainly not the least, Bee of Twisted Thoughts!
Also, to anyone else who hasn't done these before!

I know some of your ladies have been tagged and have done this before (& two of you tagged me! xD), but I just wanted wanted to make sure incase! :D So please do it if you have the time, I'm really interested in your answers!

I've also been nominated for two awards, the sunshine award by Dina:

& the I <3 your blog. award by LittoMokaa:

Thanks again, ladies. You guys gave me my first. :)

I'd like to pass on the love and nominate the previous set of wonderful bloggers for these awards and a few more. Again, I know some of you have already been nominated but I think it's always nice to know that you and your blog are loved. & I certainly do adore your blogs! & they've all brought a ray of sunshine in my life. Thank you for maintaining and updating your blogs! They mean a lot to me. :)

Klaudea & Lawrence of Lemon Lemon Pie (added Lawrence here because I didn't want to tag him for the makeup one...hahaha. But I definitely love his posts! :D)
Erynn of { e.motion in: motion; } & S I D E S T O R I E S (ERYNN, THIS APPLIES TO BOTH YOUR BEAUTY AND PERSONAL BLOG, like I've said before, I adore both oh so much!! <3)

I've experienced your ups and downs through your blogs and I'm so touched to be able to. This makes me so happy of the fact that I joined the blogging community.

Thanks for accepting me as who I am, and I promise I'll update more! ;D Hahaha~ I shall flaunt my awards on my sidebar, keke.

Please look out for the next post probably in a day or two (I've spent my morning doing this post. :O Didn't know it's been so long already!), I'll see you all soon!

Take care!


Best,
Pinky

7 comments:

  1. I'm still waiting to get my free PINK undies card in the mail! Me and my cousin were shopping a few days ago and she had one, I was so jealous! Hopefully mine will come soon ;)

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  2. PINKY! ♥ Thank you for the awards/tags :D I'll have to do them soon hehe. Super cute VS Pink shirt! I'd totally add a "Y" after the "PINK" hehe.. PINKY NATION! :D I had fun reading your answers to the tags, but OMG no favorite lipstick/gloss?!?! I'm an OCD lippie collector myself lol, I can't get enough XD Ohh I hate making typos too, I'll always go back and correct :P

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  3. Hey Pinky! Thanks for the tag & sunshine award! I love you pink shirt & i had a great time reading your answers haha ;D

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  4. I'm one in a million...hehe...but I was so lazy to print the coupon so I didn't get that tank :( I hope they still have it though....and girl..you have to visit a CCO..I went crazy the last time I went there...as i found the best CCO in my area....and thanks for the tags & awards...

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  5. pinkypinkypieee!!! :) thanks for the tags, although i know nothing about makeup sooooo... i'm not sure how i'm going to pull off that questionnaire! haha! i mean what??? you're supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?!?!?! and whats an undertone? haha! sucha noooob.

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  6. Hey girl. Just wanna finally say thanks for following :) Even if I had coupons, I would end up buying things that I shouldn't. Omg how am I gonna last for 30 days!!

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  7. Congrats on the awards and thank you Pinky! XD I love VS Pink stuff too...esp the panties...hee hee. The tank top is uber cute...whatta steal!! Ok, why haven't you used your Book of Shadows yet?! ;)

    P.S Glad you like my new layout! I was getting bored. LOL!

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