Yesterday I went to do some sales shopping! I went again today and I'm going again in a few days too haha~! I'm such a shopaholic! Once I've shopped all I can I will probably be doing a haul at some point. I also did a bit of shopping for you guys too for an upcoming giveaway so look out for that ;D
Asides from shopping I did some amateur photographer. I'm going to try to use my camera more; capture more memories. Maybe that should be one of my resolutions :)
Some soft-foodporn. I would've taken more but my family and I was really hungry LOL
On Boxing Day my family and I went to a gathering at a friend's house. It was really cool seeing everyone again after not seeing them for so long! Without further ado I'll let the photos do most of the talking.
My outfit. Pretty much everything is from H&M if anybody's wondering
Happy Christmas Eve everyone! Today my Brother and I went to do some very last minute Christmas shopping. I'm guessing a lot of people were as last minute as us because it was surprizingly crowded since our town is pretty small! I haven't done an outfit post in ages so I dragged my Brother to take some photos for me in a quieter spot in town har har! Gotta love le bro~!
Hey guys! I've met my deadlines, I'm home for Christmas, I'm finally back and ready to blog! Unfortunately, I don't really have anything good to talk about *shame*.
I've been pretty unlucky for the past week. I left my phone at the train station on the way home yesterday so I'm pretty bummed about that and will probably have to get a new one ( TTwTT ). I also caught a water infection the last few days before my deadline. I somehow I soldiered on and managed to submit my work. How I did it still kind of amazes me because I really felt like my kidneys exploding would be the cause of my death :'D Lady Luck hasn't really been by my side recently but hey, at least I'm feeling a lot better and healthy again!
So yeah, just an update and to let you know I'm still alive! I don't really have anything that's blog material at the moment because of deadlines and being sick. To make this post a little more interesting, here's a collection of photos I took on days when I try to be a photographer. I've been wanting to share these for quite a while now but never got around to it. I'm no pro but I do enjoy snapping the odd shots and want to improve :)
Hihi~! So I've decided that is going to be my last day of procrastination; I've got two deadlines coming up next week so I'm going to need to do some serious work from tomorrow. Since Christmas is just around the corner, I thought it'd be fun to do a wishlist! I haven't done one in years so I sort of feel like a kid again hehee!
Hey guys! Today I had to go in to uni for a lecture (which I personally found useless since we had pretty much the same lecture in first year >:c ). Knew I was going to finish pretty early in the day so I wanted to go to do some shopping. When I go shopping I like to dress nice so I decided to get some photos of my outfit before I hit the shops xP
Who likes dessert?! I've never and always wanted to go to a dessert house so when my friends told me that one had just opened where we live I was super excited. And so yesterday, was the memorable day where I lost my dessert house virginity *tears of joy*
Posh looking menus.
The dessert house my friends and I went to is called "Heavenly Desserts". With a name like that, the desserts much be good!
Ok I lied. This isn't what I wore today but what I wore on Halloween! This OFOTD post is going to be a little different because not only is it a costume but it's going to feature my boyfriend because we went as couple characters :D
Last night I received an email from the co-founders of the site Peach and Lily. So what's Peach and Lily??
"Peach and Lily is a new beauty e-commerce site that will bring innovative and high-quality beauty products from Japan and Korea that are hard to find in the US. Peach and Lily also makes beauty discovery easy, informational and personalized with a unique online shopping experience."
Peach and Lily got in contact with me because they wanted me to spread the word about their giveaway which I was more than happy to do!!
$300 worth of goodies?! I just had to let you guys know about this!
Click here to be in for a chance to win! You will be linked to Peach and Lily's site. Simply enter your email address and you will be entered into their amazing giveaway! Also, if you enter through me you'll get a special "Elite Member" status *wink wink*
Unfortunately this giveaway ends 26/10/2012 tonight at 0:00 (EST) which is only in a matter of hours so hurry and enter now if you want a chance to win!!
Hey guys! Sorry for not posting in a while...I've been having some bad days recently due to some personal issues :\ Things have started to get better now though so no need to worry about me; I just gotta stay strong :) Anyway, because I have nothing I want to blog about at the moment and to get my mind of things, today I will be doing the "This or That" tag which Winda kindly tagged me in. I find tags pretty fun to do so thanks girl! So, um, yeah...here we go~!
Since coming back from my holiday this year, I've paid a lot more attention to my skincare routine because I went skincare crazy which you can see in this haul. My routine now consists of a few more products and one of the things I've added to my are face sheets.
I have been using face sheets once every week or so. Today I will be reviewing this strawberry yogurt mask by MBD. They're usually sold in boxes of ten and I have used six so far so I've been using it for quite some time.
Ahh lonely times..all my housemates are either in lectures or working so I'm all alone in the house. It so quiet it's sort of creepy *cries*. However that means I can blog without any distractions so let's get to it!
The mascara I will be reviewing. I love the lace design on the packaging!
Hi hi!! Today I finally found some time to sit down and do a proper blog entry. Recently I've been sorting out the new house, catching up with friend and getting used to living away from home and being independent again (I miss my mummy's cooking LOL) so I haven't really been in a blogging mood recently ( >.<" )
Anyway, to ease me back into blogging I'm going to spam you guys with some photos to show what I've been getting up to with my life this week. Most photos are from my photo so I'm sorry the quality isn't as good as usual. Some photos are also from instagram so if you've seen them already I'm sorry for repeating myself ( ^__^" )
Starting this post of with some mild foodporn. A bacon sandwich I had for breakfast.
Hi hi~! Today we will be looking at this Korean cleanser with a long name that's a mouthful to say lol. However, before I get into that, I have a few things I want to say:
~ My giveaway ends in 3 days so hurry up and enter if you haven't already!!
~ I'm moving to my uni house tomorrow so posts will probably be less frequent from now on and this blog may even go on hiatus ( ^^" )
~ My friend who has already moved into our uni house has told me there is no internet and we're not sure how long it will take to set up (NOOOOOO~!!!)
~ Because of this, please bare with me if I'm taking a long time to pick and announce a winner for my giveaway :'D
OK! Now that's out of the way, let the reviewing begin!
Contains Antioxidant AO6 (Rosehip, Blackberry, Pomegranate, Grape Seed, Acai Berry, Elder Berry) and pineapple, lemon, rosemary, Japanese apricot flower and lotus extract - Removes oxygen free radical and helps prevent skin aging
SLES free and paraben free - Less irritant to skin; removes pollutant in pores with soft, rich bubble
With polyphenol, green tea extract and lavender extract - Help to relax and refresh your skin
Sounds like a cocktail that will smell like a dream and will do a lot of good for the skin doesn't it?
Hey guys! Just a warning, this a negative post. I thought for quite some time if I should even be making this post (probably shouldn't) but I'm quite annoyed and wanted to vent out. This post follows on from my rant post so please read it if you haven't already to get the full picture of this situation.
Hey guys and maaaan I've been on a roll with blogging!! I have blogged five days in a row and today is going to be the sixth! However, this may be my last blog in a while since I've got work and need to pack for uni for the next few days; then it's back to the student life for me. I've taken some pictures already and some notes for future reviews so hopefully I can still post now and again when I find the time to whilst living in university.
Anyway, back on topic! Today I will be doing a review on the Kiss Me Heroine Make Long and Curl Mascara. Quite surprized I haven't done a lot of mascara reviews because they are probably the make up products I buy and try out the most!!
Picture of the mascara in it's full packaging. What sold me was the shape of the brush. Reminds me of The Falsies mascara which I'm constantly raving about.
It's review time!! Today we will be looking at the Skin79 Oriental Gold BB Cream. This review has be on my to-review list for daaays! I'm sorry it took so long. I don't usually were face make up anymore due to lazily. I only really wear it when I'm going to a special occasion or when I want to camwhore LOL. Today I happened to want the camwhore (you'll see why at the end of the post). I decided to use this BB cream so I can finally write a review on it.
I purchased this BB cream because at the time I wanted to try a new one since the previous ones I had tried failed to impress me.
My outfit from yesterday. I only have one good shot of this outfit so sorry for the lack of photos in advance (not that I usually have load of photos in my outfit posts anyway). You know when you take loads of photos of yourself and 99 percent of them look bad? Well that happened to me yesterday!!
My one good photo
~ Denim-like Shirt - Hong Kong
~ Black Denim Shorts - Altered from old trousers
~ Studded Buckle Boots - Deichmann
~ Leopard Bag - EG Fashion (HK Store)
The shirt I'm wearing was actually my Mum's but she had second thoughts on it so she gave it to me. Not going to complain since I love the denim trend! It was really cold a few days ago but then it got really sunny yesterday for some reason. The colours of this outfit isn't as summery as I usually dress because I'm pretty anti-summer now. I was only just starting to get excited to dress for autumn! To show my anti-summer-ness I paired the shirt with black and grey pieces. I even decided to bust out my ankle boots. I never wear boots in summer!!
Closer look of the shirt. I love the acid-washed faux-pockets and yolk! It's subtly edgy
My booties. They're kind of scuffed and beat. But that's OK. It goes with the whole being subtly edge thing I had going on.
I don't actually hate summer don't get me wrong. I do love the sun! I just wished that the weather in here wasn't so bipolar.
The second part of my holiday haul; aka the non-beauty products part of my haul. If you want to see all the beauty products I bought in the first part for my haul, please feel free to click here to check out the post I did on it. For those that want to see the rest of my haul, continue scrolling :D
Japanese fashion magazines; JJ, With, ViVi, Mina and Popteen. Only JJ and Popteen are in actual Japanese. The others are in Chinese heh. I always buy fashion magazines when I go back to Hong Kong because I prefer them to magazines back at home (not that I can read them...I prefer the fashion styles heh)
Hey everyone! As promised, here is a selection of photos I took in Hong Kong! Because I've been going to Hong Kong nearly every year, I didn't go to that many tourist point or landmarks this time round. I mainly shopped and when I'm in shopping mode, I don't think about anything else so I didn't even get any pictures of the stores and malls ( u__u ) I took most of my pictures when walking or on the bus getting to somewhere; most of the photos will be boring somewhat different and random but I guess it'll shows you bits of Hong Kong you don't normally see or notice. This post is VERY picture heavy, so read at your own risk!
View from my Grammie's house. She lives in a village called Shan Tsui in Sha Tau Kok. It's very green and different from the urban skyscrapers you typically see in Hong Kong. This is where I start most of my days during my trip.
Earlier this week I stayed round my dude's flat. He lives in London. If I'm not working I'm usually with him. I spend most of my spare time with him these days since my girlfriends spend most of their time with there significant others too haha! I come from a quiet little town which can get quite boring very quickly. Most of my friends from home didn't even come back from uni to stay because it's that boring. If I didn't have to help my parents' business out I don't think I would have come back either lol. I'm glad I have my boyfriend as an excuse to get out of town on my days off. Yeah . . . sorry for rambling on about my life; but it does lead onto my outfit post!
If you've seen my recent haul post, you'll know that I bought a lot of face masks. I only have one face so I've decided to host a contest and give some away! Also just noticed I've passed the 100 followers mark too so I guess this giveaway is to celebrate that too~! Thank you guys for all the support ( ^___^ )
I bought 13 boxes of masks so in this giveaway I am giving one of each to one lucky winner! The masks are:
1. Sophie Monk Double Lifting Pore Minimizing Mask
[NOTE] If you are selected as the winner I will give you one week to reply and claim your prize. If you do not reply within one week I will redraw another winner. Please remember to check your email! I don't want to be in the situation where I pick a winner and have them not reply so I can't send out the prizes ( . __ ." )
Aaaannnd one last thing...NO CHEATING!! Please do not try to cheat the system. I will catch you. I will not allow a cheater to win. You have been warned.
I don't usually rant on my blog but today ranting is exactly what I will be doing. This post was inspired by one post that a lovely blogger called Plumi wrote. I think it's a post that's worth reading so just click on her name to do so. Ok, let the rant begin!
I enjoy blogging. I find it actually quite relaxing but there are some things that I don't like about it. For example, I don't like getting comments that are blatantly meaningless on my blog and a type of comment that I really dislike are "follow for follow" comments.
I mentioned in a previous post that I didn't buy a lot of clothes in Hong Kong which is out of the norm for a clothes-lover like me. So what did I blow all my money on? The answer: beauty products. Asian beauty products. LOTS OF ASIAN BEAUTY PRODUCTS! I actually went crazy and all out so get ready for possibly the biggest beauty haul ever.
Face masks in the form of sheets are now one of my new beauty obsessions!
~ My Beauty Diary Strawberry Yogurt Mask
~ My Beauty Diary Aloe Mask
~ My Beauty Diary Southern France Apricot Mask
~ My Beauty Diary Apple Polyphenol Mask
MBD masks were on offer whilst I was in Hong Kong which made me a very happy girl :D
Pretty much everybody knows that when you go to Hong Kong . . . you have to eat. Eat eat eat. EAT ALL THE FOOD! So here's some images of various stuff I ate and drank (and saw on display) on holiday. By the way some of these were taken in Japan...which I will do a full post on veryyy soon! Okies, enough rambling! I'll let the photos take it from here :)
Food display in Japan. Fruit never looked this good!
I should really be posting about my holiday and get that out of the way but this outfit post does somewhat have something to do with it! This outfit post features the ONLY item of clothes I purchased whilst on my trip to Hong Kong...crazy right?! I own too many clothes to a point I can't fit them I'm my wardrobe so I decided to splash out on other things which you will see in my upcoming haul. So yeah, because I couldn't really do a haul with just one T-shirt, here's an outfit of the day of me wearing it!
Panda-boo! I see you!
~ Panda Tee - Hong Kong
~ Black Skirt - H+M
~ Canvas Pumps - New Look
Full shot of the top
You know a top is probably cheap when it has Engrish on it LOL. This was only 40HKD!
[It's finally here! Sorry for the wait. This post should really be called "what WAS in my make up and toiletries bag" :'D]
I said that I'd do a post on some of the stuff I will be taking on holiday so I thought I'd do the fairly popular "what's in my make up bag" post. I don't usually carry around a make up bag as I don't usually touch up during the day but this post will show you some of my most used products. I will also be showing my toiletries bag too so you guys can see some of the stuff I use for my current skincare routine.
I have two bags because I like to keep my makeup and skincare separate
Hey guys, I'm finally back home from my holiday! To ease me back into blogging, here is an Instagram spam so here it goes!
McDonalds x Hello Kitty in Hong Kong. This makes McDonalds here look so bleh.
Gate 25 at the Hong Kong airport. I went to Japan >w< !!!
This was at a place called Sanrio Puroland. Too. Much. Cuteness. *dies*
A Vitasoy drink. These are soooo good! Always drink some when I'm in Hong Kong
My yearly dose of Ramune. Because I have it so infrequently I suck at opening it ( TTwTT )
My journey home. NOT! Our plane had problems so we were stuck in HK an extra day
Follow me on Instagram @shizurawr . I've sort of become an addict LOL. If I'm not updating this blog, I'm probably updating Instagram c:
And that's all the photos I Instagram'd on my holiday. Making this post made me realize I didn't take that many ( . __ ." ) This wasn't much of a "spam" was it? I'm sorry this post is kinda short. However, majority of my holiday photos were taken on my regular camera so expect some more photo spamming in the next few posts!
Hey guys! So today I had to pop into town (again) to do some errands which I forgot to do the other day *herp derp derp*. It was one of those days where I decided to dress up unnecessarily...just because I could :P
Today was kind of windy. Had to constantly hold my dress down ( >.<" )
~ Floral Dress - Bershka
~ Bow Belt - Hong Kong
~ Oxford Heels - New Look
~ Mini Satchel - New Look
The "looking at ma toes" pose
For those who thought I was going on hiatus; as you can see I'm not going just yet. I'm sorry I lied! I remember publishing my previous post and then thinking to myself "Hiatus? Really? You're not THAT busy! Apart from packing (which won't take long), you have pretty much eff all to do before you go to on holiday!" LOL. And so, I made this post :D I'm probably going to do a post on the things I will be packing for holiday before I go so stay tuned for that ♪
My post on what I'll be taking on holiday will have to wait! I clumsily, accidentally closed the window when typing the post and it didn't auto-save half of it ( =A=" )
It's currently just past 1am as I type this and I should really sleep soon. I'm sorry I couldn't get the post done on time ( ; ___ ; )
This blog is now official on hiatus. I will be back two weeks or so with the post "What's in my make up (and toiletries) bags?" so see you there ;D
I was nominated by Chaitea and Sheri; thank you so much girlies!
~ Post the award image to your blog
~ Link the person who has award you
~ Post 7 random things about you
~ Nominate other 8 relatively new blogs
♪ Seven random facts
1. I can't wink my right eye. I end up blinking >_<
2. I swear my feet are cursed. Gross fact but for maybe nearly two years I haven't had a full set of non-bruised toenails. I somehow keep on bashing them :'(
3. Because of fact #2, I ALWAYS wear nail polish on my toenails. If anyone is wondering, they are currently metallic green xP
4. At the moment my favourite food is probably pasta. I've been craving/eating spaghetti bolognese a lot lately. 5. When I started my blog it wasn't called "Welcome to Shizu's Room". I left it as [Original blog title goes here] for a while because I just couldn't think of a good blog name at the time! 6. After years of mystery, I only found just out my exact height after a recent visit to the doctors where I was measured; I am 154cm 7. Today is in my last at my uni flat. I'm supposed to be packing my stuff away but I'm doing this tag to avoid it LOL
~ Grey Miniskirt - Matalan ~ Satchel Bag - Accessorize ~ Knee Socks - Primark ~ Brogues - New Look
~ Paper Bag - O2 (hehee)
Ugh the weather's been so poop recently! England has gone back to it's typical cloudy, rainy state which means that I haven't really been able to wear my summer attire lately. Sigh. Sad times. When the sun isn't out I tend to feel more annoyed =__=" !
Sometimes I feel the weather can affect my mood; does this happen to anybody else?
It's been a while since I did a circle lens review! I've had these lenses for a while now but I finally decided to open them.
These lenses were free (asides from post and packaging) from Shoppingholics! You can claim one free (random) pair of lenses by simply reviewing a pair of lenses which you purchased from them. If you want more info click here. I sound like I'm really promoting them aren't I but no I am not paid to say this lolol! I just want to put out there that they're a good site to consider if you are planning to buy more than one pair of lenses :D