Monday, 29 March 2010

ELF Package from an Ice Cream


Last year I won a Magnum Pleasure Card! Basically what happened was I ate a Magnum last summer and used the code printed on the ice cream stick to enter a competition. You can win creditcards which have various amounts put in it, I won a Pleasure card which had £10 prepaid into it. I think the top prize was a card with £100,000 prepaid into it.

The card has been lying around for ages and what was the best way to spend it?... on make up of course! LoL

I went onto to make my purchase! Woohoo! If you don’t know- this website is great. Most things on it is £1.50, they have now introduced a new line called Studio where most of these products are £3.50. Nothing that would break the bank!

My package arrived and i thought i would share what i got with you!

Ok... I got an eyelash curler £1.50. Its really well made for £1.50 and it has a kind of spring mechanism which makes it easier to curl your lashes. It has been very popular with many many youtube beauty gurus but... it would seem that my eyes are a funny shape as it doesn’t seem to sit on them very well. I think it could be that my oriental eyes are too small for the eyelash curler, unfortunate but true. Ai...

Another product for £1.50 was an eyeliner in Midnight. The real surprise when I got this was it came with its own sharpener! I mean it was £1.50! Such a bargain. I was really please with the colour of this, a real deep blue and I applied it in the morning and it stayed on all day!

I also got the corrective concealer, this was a Studio product which makes it £3.50. It has two flesh tone concealers along with a green one and a pink one. The set provided me with the cutest little brush, which i haven’t had the heart to use yet, LoL, sad but true. I have to say that the concealer was not as creamy as i thought it would be but i will have to use it a bit longer to make a more informed comment.

The last item I got was a Mineral Lipstick, also £3.50. From the numerous reviews I have seen it seems like a really good product. The colour I got is Nicely Nude. Its a great colour! Not one of those awful nude colours that totally washout your face and make you look ill. It is actually quite a natural pink.  The texture of this is really creamy but not too creamy that it slides off so you have to keep re-applying it. It feels similar to a lip balm on your lips. I might need to get a few more colours, you know- just to make sure. ;)

I got all the above for £10 I even saved on the shipping as always gives out free shipping discount codes on Facebook. So essentially everything I mentioned was free- thanks to Magnum, a great ice cream and now a great cosmetics provider! LoL


Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Rice water... to wash dishes? No way!!


I was surfing the net, watching YouTube, just generally passing the time when my mum skypes me. Yes my mum skypes me, she very cool, she can MSN too! lol Ok back to my story... so she skypes me and asks how I am, what I'm doing etc. As it happens I was reading articles on the amazing powers of Rice water and how you can use it to wash you face, apparently its an 'oriental beauty secret'. I also watched that cool video by Michelle Phan  on how to make your own Rice Toner (I've not tried it yet but I have also hear that you could buy a Purifying Rice Toner from L'occitane, as I'm a lazy person i might opt for that.) So I thought I  would ask my mum about it as it supposedly an oriental beauty practice.

She said that she's not really hear of people using Rice water to wash their face...but...she does remember when she was a child (so that would be around the 1950s) lots of people used Rice water to wash their dishes!  I know- face and dishes are very different! lol

She said that as many people were not that well off in 50s Hong Kong, Rice water was used like a kind of detergent! It has enzymes that is very good at cleaning oily surfaces! My mum mentioned Chinese New Year, chicken grease and rice water all in one sentence- I think you get the gist! lol

My mum also mention that as we all buy rice that has already gone through such a rigorous cleaning process, is there any nutrients left for you to make homemade Rice Toner? ummmm! Much to think about!

But I do think that if we go with the theory of Rice water being great at getting chicken fat off plates then I guess it is most certainly able to clean your face. Maybe its better now that rice does go through such a rigourous cleaning process before it reaches our kitchen shelves.  This way if we ever did make DIY toner it wouldnt be so strong, I mean noone's face is that greesy, right? lol