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nilavanilla
24 June 2010 @ 12:01 am
I've been thinking about it for a a while and I finally decided to move to Blogspot!! LiveJournal was fun but I noticed more people were using Blogspot so I decided to head over there since it's easier for me to follow other people's blogs.

Here's the link if you still want to check my blog:

nilavanilla.blogspot.com/

So long LiveJournal! Hello Blogspot! =)
 
 
nilavanilla
17 June 2010 @ 12:32 am

It's been awhile since I last updated and I'm sorry for that but since school ended I've been feeling really lazy lately ^^;;
I just wanted to share with you guys a song that I really love right now! I'll post a real entry tomorrow. For now, enjoy! =)



 
 
nilavanilla
13 May 2010 @ 01:32 pm

WOW!!! What an amazing night yesterday!! It was the last game of the series between the Habs and the Pens and the game was shown on big TVs at the Bell Center. Tickets were $7.50 and it was sold out within 2hrs! Luckily my friend's friend managed to get a couple of extra tickets for me and my friends. Anyway the atmosphere there was absolutely I-N-S-A-N-E!! The Habs played really well during the first period taking a 2-0 lead. They even had a 4-0 halfway to the second period and the crowd went NUTS!!! Then Pens managed to score 2 goals before the end of the period and I got a little nervous but I never lost faith! Then Giont scored the 5th goal of the Habs halfway through the third period and the team managed to hang on and win the series with a score of 5-2!! Man it was so loud in the Bell Center I couldn't hear my friend talking to me haha. Outside the Bell Center was even crazier!! I heard there was about 50 000 fans outside celebrating our victory it's crazy lol. Well, I'm proud of our team and we're moving on to the East Association finals!! HABS FOR THE WIN!! LET'S BRING BACK OUR 25TH STANLEY CUP <3
 
 
nilavanilla
10 May 2010 @ 05:47 pm
Yay! Got stuff in the mail today!
Just a really short entry to share my joy haha


Forever21

Lace Panel Knit Tunic
Foliate Wrap Ring
Hop Around Bunny Ring
Trigger Nail Lacquer



Ebay

15 pcs nail art brushes
(only $5 CAD shipped!)
 
 
nilavanilla
03 May 2010 @ 11:27 pm

I heard a lot of good stuff about Skinfood products and I've been wanting to try a few of their products. Skinfood is a Korean cosmetic manufacturer that uses natural food and product as their main ingredients. Because of their use of natural ingredients they are now very successful. Thanks to some Soompi seller I got my hands on sample of the Black Sugar Mask Wash Off and the Salmon Brightening Eye Serum. On to the reviews!


Black Sugar Mask Wash Off
 
First off, the Black Sugar Mask Wash Off.  The texture is very gooey and thick and you can feel the big sugar grain. I think this product smells so good! It smells like brown sugar with a hint of lemon? Hahaha. After washing your face, mix the mask with a big of water (to dilute it a bit) and apply on your face. Let it rest for 10-15min and rinse off. I must say that my skin felt really smooth and looked fresh! I LOVED IT! And it didn't even feel dry on my face while I was letting it rest. But this might be a bit too harsh for people with sensitive skin. Otherwise you guys should totally try it out!
 
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Salmon Brightening Eye Serum

Next, the Salmon Brightening Eye Serum. I have little dark circles under my eyes, though not THAT noticeable but it bothers me haha. The texture is a bit runny but it absorbs really well! You just need to apply a tiny amount under your eye and it does the job. I tried it for a few days and I can see a little difference. Since my dark circles aren't REALLY dark I can't tell you if it works that well but I liked it! It worked a bit for me so I'm happy haha.

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IQQU Acne Serum
 

I also want to review another product that I've been using for the past 3 months and it's Michelle Phan's IQQU Acne Serum. IQQU is Michelle Phan's skincare line that was launched in 2009. Since I'm a big fan of hers and I think her skin is fantastic I had to check her line out! The Acne Serum really interested me. Although I heard some mixed reviews about this product I wanted to try it anyways but the price was ridiculous! Luckily my friend Jade bought 2 of them on the Black Friday sale and sold one to me =) It was still $33 CAD but I wanted it so bad so I didn't really care haha. I've been using it every night for 3 months now and I think it's really not bad. The texture is creamy and it absorbs pretty fast in the skin. It doesn't dry the face that much but still apply a moisturizer afterward. I had mild acne to start off and I did see an improvement in the first month. I was using it with some Neutrogena products and it worked pretty well. Then I switched to Clinique 3 steps skincare routine and I don't know if it's the Clinique products or the Acne serum not working anymore but it made me break out >.< Or maybe it was just my skin that was not used to the new products but now my skin cleared up and I only have 1-2 small pimples. But overall I liked the Acne Serum and wouldn't mind continuing using it but I think it's a bit expensive for something that is not considered a high end product. I think this product only works with people with mild acne, I heard it didn't really work with people who had moderate to severe acne. I hope my review helped you guys ^^;;
 
 
 
nilavanilla
02 May 2010 @ 02:22 am

My super awesome friend Jade got me the new Chanel nail polish collection!! I can't tell you how excited I am hahaha!! I HAD to write an entry about it haha! They come in three shades: Mistral, Nouvelle Vague and Riviera. The formula goes on smooth and it takes about 2 coats for Riviera and 3 coats for Mistral and Nouvelle Vague to be opaque. Here's some swatches (sorry I took the pictures in my room at 1am -__-):

(OMG excuse my ugly, dry fingers! I didn't put cuticle oil on them yet >.<)


Riviera

This one is actually a bit darker and it's just a nice fushia
but nothing that stands out. Still nice though.


Mistral

OMG! This one is a bit more pink in real life
and it's the perfect shade of pale pink!!
I REALLY love this one <3


Nouvelle Vague

This is the "it" color of the collection! It's an
absolutely gorgeous baby blue and it reminds
me a bit of China Glaze For Audrey.

Overall I think they are gorgeous colors and perfect for this summer! If you guys want to buy them but don't have the budget to get them all I suggest you get the Nouvelle Vague. It's a really nice shade of blue perfect for this season. I think that color will be very  sought after =)

Well I didn't have much to say I just wanted to share my joy with you guys haha. I'll leave you with my NOTW. You can the see Nouvelle Vague and Mistral better on the picture.


NOTW

Oh and before I leave you guys I just want to wish once again

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JADE!! <3

I wanted to post this entry before midnight (her birthday, May 1st) but I took too long to do my nails T___T Sorry~ haha

Oh well, it's almost 2:30AM now so good night everyone! xoxo

New layout credit to Estiloamor!

 
 
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Clara C ft. Jason Yang - Nothin On You + Airplanes
 
 
nilavanilla
25 April 2010 @ 12:26 am
Hey guys~

Most of you know Hautelook but for those who don't I wanted to share it with you~
Hautelook is a website where they offer great deal on branded stuff and
they often have exclusive sales!! It's an invite only website ^^
I got  invites for the Hautelook website if you guys are interested haha.
And when you guys make your first purchase I get a $10 credit hehehe.
So guys can get it too if you invite your friends!!

Here's my invite link:

www.hautelook.com/invite/nmouniv865

Anyway I'll go back to studying, ONE MORE FINAL!! =)
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nilavanilla
09 April 2010 @ 11:48 pm
Hi!! I took a break from my essay (only wrote an intro -_-) to post a mini entry~


Well I don't have much to say but I wanted to do a mini review on this Japanese product.
My friend talked to me about this Japanese product called
Cure Natural Aqua Gel, an exfoliant for the face.
So I was curious about but since its a bit expensive shipped to Canada ($34),
I decided to order some free samples (+2$ shipping) to test first.
So I got my samples this week and tried it a few days ago.

And OMG you guys!! I must say it's pretty cool hahaha!!!
It's in a gel form but once you rub it in your face it dried out and
takes the dead skin off your face...you can SEE the dead skin coming off! lol
And it's really gently on your skin so it's pretty for any type of skin hehe!
I still have 3 more samples left but once I finished I might consider
buying a full size bottle  hehehe ^^

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Oh and yesterday I did my nail~ (instead of working on my essay -__-)
So here~ They're a bit messy cause I did them quickly cause I wanted to sleep XD
Excuse me for the lack of better quality picture...

Black tips with gold line and one gold gradient nail with flower~

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I went to do a bit of shopping earlier at H&M cause they had sale lol ^^
I tried a men's shirt but I don't know if I like it...
I paired it with a belt or else the shirt is shapeless (and I'm too skinny)
I didn't buy it but I'm considering it now...
It was $15 and it's like navy-ish
Opinions??
Excuse my retarded face and awkward pose -___-

 

Ok break was long enough I'll go back to my essay haha~
 
 
Current Mood: lazylazy
Current Music: Yiruma - River flows in you
 
 
nilavanilla
01 April 2010 @ 11:07 pm
Goodmourningglory is having a giveaway on her blog right now~
The grand prize is the whole collection of China Glaze's Up and Away!
How awesome is that!! So visit her blog and check it out =)

www.goodmourningglory.com/2010/03/china-glaze-nail-polish-giveaway.html
 
 
nilavanilla
01 April 2010 @ 12:01 am
Okay...my entry is a few days late but better late than never!! ^^;;
I had a final exam on Monday and was stressing out like crazy!!
I hope it went well...T__T

Anyway...

I've bought some stuff over the past few weeks and I wanted to share you you guys~
Oh and excuse the crappy quality, I don't have a good camera so I used my phone ^^;;

I finally got a faux leather jacket!! H&M is having a sale right now so it was 50% off yay!
It has an asymmetrical zipper and is a bit short but I love it <3



(please ignore my dog -__-)

I also bought a dress from the Garden collection ^^
Picture does not do justice! It's super cute!!
Since I'm really short, it stops right above the knee but
I think I'll shorten it a bit more hehehe


I also bought some nail polish at some viet nail supply haha
Too bad I'm not vietnamese...I could've gotten a discount! >.<


L-R: Absolutely Alice, Lucky Lavender, Mom's Chiffon, Flyin' High
High Hopes (not pictured)

And I aldo went to the Congrès de coiffure
I bought some hair stuff for some friends and I bought myself some more
nail polish (HAHA) and an Avanti hair straightener (no pictures ^^;;)


L-R: Violin, Magnifico, Precious Pink, Petal Pink, Breezy Beach

Omg you guys, urghhh, lemme rant a bit about these!!
Ok so 4 of them came in a pack so I couldn't test them.
And I was looking for a pale pink (not sheer) so I asked the SA
if I should take the Petal Pink from the Wedding collection or another
one in the spring collection. She told me Petal Pink was not sheer and I
should go with that. But when I came home and tested it, IT WAS FREAKING SHEER!!
I was sooo mad cause I payed $5 for it and $10 for the pack of 4.
So yeah it was pretty disappointing...T__T
Also, being a nail polish freak, I think Essie doesn't dry quickly enough compared
to O.P.I. and China Glaze.
So I was pretty disappointed in some of the colors and the polish's quality T_T

Whew! I feel so much better now hahaha!!
Anyway I had more stuff but as usual I forgot to take pictures -__-
Maybe I'll show you guys some other time hahaha!!
I'll really try to update more often >.<
Oh and no nails of the week this week, I've been abusing too much
and now they're all yellowed and it's ugly T__T

Okay I think that was long enough XD
I'll post my wishlist in the next few days <3
Oh and I'll leave you guys with a cute picture of my dog!! <3


Minnie