Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Lush Cosmetics : Jolly Holidays Gift Box Review

Jolly Holidays is one of the gift boxes I picked up from Lush Cosmetics during New Year's Eve, when they were having the 50% off continuation from the Boxing Day Sale. If you've seen my previous Lush shopping haul, you would have seen this gift box. I will do a in-depth review about the whole box for this blogpost today, and I will also do individual reviews of each products in the gift box, including demonstrations on how to use them in my future blogposts.

My heart was so set to pick up this particular gift box because it includes both of the products I wanted to try so badly from Lush. I've been dying to try the Dream Cream and Ocean Salt for the longest time, and the Jolly Holidays gift box is the only one in the entire store that contains both products. I was really excited when I found it, and even better since it comes with other limited edition products that they don't even sell individually in the store anymore! Not to mention, the adorable gift box presented in a Christmas wrapping that it came with! :)

One of the many things I love most about Lush is that all their products are 100% all natural vegetarian (and many are vegan) ingredients with no added preservatives or other chemicals whatsoever! Every ingredients they use are organic and probably healthier than what most people eat. They strongly believes against animal testing, they don't test on animals and they don't buy ingredients from companies that test on animals. Everything in Lush stores after cruelty free, and healthy for both our skin and the environment.

I'm a very strong advocate of Lush Cosmetics and a huge believer of their products. They don't pay me at all, I don't work for them, I don't get free products from them, and I don't get compensated from the things I say about them. Therefore, you can rest assure that I'm not just saying all these awesome things about their products because I'm getting paid for it. I'm saying all these amazing things because I've used Lush products for many years, and I just want everyone to get the chance to try their products themselves and see how incredible they are!

Lush Cosmetics : Jolly Holidays Gift Box Review

Friday, 16 January 2015

Frank Body Unboxing : Mix And Match Gift Box

I've discovered an amazing Australian skincare brand recently called Frank Body. They specialize in creating naturally made coffee face and body scrubs. I've seen a lot of their products around many social media networks. It seems that many girls are in love with their products because of the fantastic reviews I've been coming across with. I've decided to give it a try since the scrub is proven to target areas that are problematic for my skin.

Looking through their website, they offer a variety of different flavored coffee scrubs such as coconut coffee, cocoa coffee, and peppermint coffee. The thing that attracted me the most to their products are the gift boxes they offer where you can try more than one type of scrub, and the price is discounted compare to the price when you buy them individually. I picked up the gift box containing the original coffee scrub, another coffee scrub of your choice, and their one and only body balm.

The shipping only took few days since Australia is very near here in NZ. I absolutely love the box that it came with. It's just a simple brown box but the quote written on it is really adorable. Everything came perfectly packaged and nothing was damaged during transit. I can already smell the coffee scent from the scrubs when I opened the box. If you're a coffee addict like me, you'll find the scent so heavenly!

Frank Body Coffee Scrub Unboxing

Monday, 12 January 2015

Lush Cosmetics Christmas Collection 2014 - Lush Shopping Haul

I've been dying to share with you all the awesome goodies I purchased from Lush on New Year's Eve! Lush Cosmetics is probably one of my most visited stores in the city; I just can't get enough of their products. If I can buy their whole store, I probably will! My sister and I went Downtown, Auckland on the day of New Year's Eve to go shopping. I was so excited that Lush was still having the 50% off from the Boxing Day Sale. There's no way that I was going to pass it up since Lush hardly have sales, so I made sure that I stocked up! All their Christmas gift boxes and Holiday limited edition collection were 50% off which is huge savings since Lush prices are not cheap, but definitely worth it!

If you don't know about Lush Cosmetics, then you're definitely missing out big time! They produce and manufacture skincare and beauty products such as soaps, lotions, scrubs, face masks, face wash, shaving creams, shampoo, conditioner, perfumes, nail polishes, lip products, their very famous bath bombs, and many more! Their products are 100% hand-made, fresh all natural and organic ingredients with no preservatives or artificial ingredients at all. The best thing about Lush is the fact that their products are cruelty-free. They feel very strongly against testing on animals; they buy their ingredients from suppliers who do not test on animals. The containers they use for their products are also environmental friendly. Lush is practically everything you can possibly like in a product!

I picked out three from the Christmas boxes and one soap. The "Jolly Holiday" box, "You're a Star" box, "Christmas Bathtime Favourites" box, and "Honey I Washed The Kids" soap. I absolutely adore them all, but my most favourite is the "Christmas Bathtime Favourites" box because it has been on my wishlist for the past two years. I was really ecstatic when I finally got it on my hands!

I will do individual reviews for each of these boxes/products. This blogpost is mainly just about sharing what I purchased from Lush. Stay tuned for the in-depth reviews if you're interested in any of the products, or if you're just a Lush fanatic like me!

Lush Cosmetics Christmas Collection 2014 - Lush Shopping Haul

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Mini Photobooks From Printy App Review

I was contacted by one of the workers at Printy App and asked me if I want to try their products. I'm always interested in trying out new photo apps because photography is one of my passions, and I enjoy printing out tons and tons of photographs to keep as memories. Also, I love using them for my scrapbook and photo albums. I looked through the app and I'm very impressed with all products they provide. I love the idea of printing photos straight from your mobile phone since everyone uses their phones to take photos nowadays. Printy have a ton of printing options such as the usual thick prints you can get from camera houses, photo books, sticker books, home decor options, gift options, and many more. I received my order few days before New Year's Day. I was really impressed on how fast it took them to make my order and send it out, especially considering that it was a Holiday Season.

Their customer service was really fantastic, they're very helpful and always happy to lend a hand to their customers. The Printy App is very easy to navigate, it's user friendly and the people who works at Printy updates the app regularly to get rid of the glitches and bugs. They always aim to provide the best possible experience to their customer, and I really appreciate that. I wanted to try their minibooks because they look really interesting and I love the idea of having a mini photobooks to carry around with me anywhere.

Mini Photobooks From Printy App Review

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

What I Got For Christmas 2014

I'm here to share with you all the gifts I got from my friends and family on Christmas Day 2014. I thought this would be a really fun post to do, especially because I'm obsessed with watching this kind of video on YouTube. It's a very famous post/video since it's always so interesting to know what everyone gets on Christmas. I'm pretty late with uploading this because I noticed a lot of people already posted a video about this straight after Christmas. I was just really busy and I'm happy that I finally got the time to share this post with you all.

Before starting this post, I'd like to say a disclaimer that this is by no means bragging about the things I got. It's simply sharing the things I received since a lot of people actually enjoys this kind of blogpost. If you don't like reading about shopping hauls then this is definitely not for you, and I'm not forcing you to read it. They're actually amazing gift ideas for any occasions as well! I'm very grateful to all the things I received, and even if I didn't receive anything I'd still be happy to celebrate the joyous occasion of Jesus Christ's birth with my family, friends, and loved ones. I hope Santa got you all what you wished for, and if you didn't, well there's still next year! :)

What I Got For Christmas 2014

Saturday, 3 January 2015

New Year's Eve Family Feast 2015

Happy New Year of 2015 my beautiful loves! I hope you all had a fantastic celebration with you family, friends, and loved ones. I hope you all enjoyed the loud and fun fireworks, and ate a lot of food. I can't believe it's already the beginning of 2015, it feels like it was just yesterday when 2014 started; time is so crazy fast year after year! My year of 2014 was full of love, adventures, drama (good and bad), major accomplishments for my life goals and career, and just a ton of fun memories with my loved ones that I will definitely treasure for the rest of my life. I wish that my 2015 will be filled with even better adventures; especially a lot of traveling with the love of my life, my boyfriend Richard. I'm just so excited to start the new year full of hope and promises, and I will do my absolute best to reach all my goals for the New Year. I wouldn't say that they are New Year's Resolutions because I believe more in life goals, and I can stick to them better when I think of them as life goals. I'm so excited to full-fill all my dreams and turn them into reality!

My New Year's Eve day started with my sister and I spending morning till afternoon at Downtown, Auckland. We were there browsing through all the shops at the city, and checking out the new stores that just opened last month. I was so impressed with all the renovated stores and new designer stores in the city! I wanted to go shopping as well, especially at Lush since I missed out Boxing Day (a day where all stores have huge sales after Christmas Day, it's equivalent to Black Friday Sale in the USA) because I was working that day. I was so gutted when I didn't get to shop at Lush during Boxing Day since they were having 50% off most of the items in store. Luckily, they we're still having the sale on New Year's Eve which made me really excited! My sister and I spent a good 1 and 1/2 hours at Lush, haha, yes, we didn't want to leave! I ended up buying the Christmas box that's been on my wishlist for the past two years, and I couldn't be happier. I got some other stuff too of course, once you buy one thing from Lush, it's impossible to leave the store with just one item! We went to couple of stores as well and got some goodies, then we eat lunch at our favorite restaurant place. We came home in time to start cooking for New Year's Eve dinner.

Our New Year's Eve is not as grand as other people's because we don't really have any relatives here in New Zealand. My sister and I were planning to catch up with my friends at night time to go to the SkyCity Tower for the midnight fireworks Downtown. However, my dad didn't really want us to go since they want the whole family together at New Year's Eve which is fair enough. Family always have to stick together to welcome the New Year. We had so much food that night, we didn't even finish half of it. Then the food and some movies, we just watched the fireworks from the neighbors until midnight then had couple of drinks, then dozed off after all the buzz was over.

New Year's Eve Family Feast 2015

Monday, 29 December 2014

Christmas Eve With My Family

Happy Christmas my sweet angels! I apologize for the late Christmas greeting because my schedule has been so hectic for this month; but better late than never, right?! I hope you all had a fantastic Holiday with your friends, family and loved ones. I definitely had a blast, I've been to many Christmas parties and had incredible time with everyone! Hence the reason for the lack of blogposts, there are just too many celebrations for the month of December. I hosted a Christmas party with my friends, Christmas Eve with family, Christmas Day with family, family friends, and personal friends, my friend's birthday, my mom's birthday, and my friend's baby shower. December is just such a wonderful month full of celebrations and excitement, especially because of Christmas Day! Even though I was working on Christmas Day, I still had an incredible time with my loved ones of course.

I wanted to share with you all some photos during Christmas Eve with my family. It's our family tradition to have Christmas Eve dinner at our home then opening the presents before midnight. I'm very grateful to all the things I got for Christmas. I got most of the things on my wishlist, and it was also really fun to give the gifts I got for everyone!

Warning: This is a photo heavy post.

Christmas Eve 2014

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Affordable New Year's Eve Cocktail Dresses 2015 from PromTimes.co.uk

The year is nearly over and it's time to welcome the new year of 2015. It's time to have lots of parties and spend the last few moments of the year with our friends, family, and loved ones. I'm sure many of you are looking forward for the special events on New Year's Eve. The night is all about bright lights, fireworks, loud music, dancing, and excitement. It's only appropriate to look our very best, and it's one of the best ways to greet the new year. Finding cockctail dresses for New Year's Eve can be a nightmare when you have a budget. Luckily, there are online stores that can provide you with high quality and trendy dresses with down to earth prices. You wouldn't want your pocket to be empty on the first day of the new year!

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Affrodable New Year's Eve Cocktail Dresses 2015 from PromTimes.co.uk