Wednesday, August 8, 2012

lipIce SHEER COLOUR Review

I had had some problem about dry lips for a while now, 
and I've been using quite a number of brands of lipbalm to fight this problem 

Then, I heard about lipIce, 
of which, the facebook page claims 
"Mentholatum, the #1* Bestselling Lipbalm Brand in Japan!" 

One of their selling point is...

They contain Natural Beeswax~!!

Curious, I filled in their sample form and voila !!
It finally arrived today !!!

To be honest , I actually claimed one of their previous sample before
but it didnt reaaaallllly awed me this much ^^  I like it , and I kept it for some time tIll I accidentally dropped it T_T . Sadly , one fb accunt can only claim the sample once, 
so my imouto-chan, being so nice, claimed one for me, 

and it happened to be THIS ONE !!

Love this !! ^^

Comes with bubble wrap ~! So thoughtful of them ^^

The sample packaging  is cute too ~~~!!! 
I got a mini "meltz" when I opened the sample and saw this cutie ~ =^^ =

So cute right ~!! xD 

and convenient to bring around too :3
It fits easily into my already very cramped wallet  。(⌒∇⌒。)

So, apparently, its supposed to appear sheer, 

and then change colour to PINK !!!!
(see the picture below ? ) OAO !!!
Really ??

So, I opened the mini capsule , aaaaand ~~  


1. The amount is actually generous ^^ 
I think this will last me for 2 weeks - 1 month at least
2. It IS indeed sheer O.O as you can see, it seemed untinted 

Noooow~~ time to try it out ~~ ヾ(・ω・*)ノ

              BEFORE        AFTER

Can. You. See. That ? 
ヽ(°◇° )ノ ------>   ヽ( °◇°)ノ

I'm quite surprised that it does work !!!!! 
Curious, curious , 
I tried it on my hand  !!

Okay, maybe not too clear, 
lets try this on tissue paper ^^

See that ?
SO, what happened is : 
It IS initially sheer, but somehow, 
as they claim, it Magically turns a pretty shade of pink(ノ≧∀≦)ノ

So, my opinion on this item is :

Moisturizing power : 9/10 
It is very moisturizing . Creamy and thick, yet not smothering on the lips. 

Colour : 8/10
Love it !!! The pink shade is so smooth and sweet  :D and it stays on . I'd love it if they explain what actually goes on though, cause some people may cringe at it and think its some dangerous chemical process :3 but overall, I trust lipIce's products and I didnt see any potentially harmful ingredients on their ingredient list :3. They're reputable too ^^ 

Will I repurchase ?
Yes !! Once I finished my current one and this one  ^^ 

If you're like to try the sample yourself, you can claim it at :

ヘ( ̄ω ̄ヘ)

PS : 
I am by no means paid by lipIce to write this. I just felt like writing this cause I've had dry lips problem for quite some time and given I got this item for free , and it actually works quite well !! I decided to write sth about this ^^ 

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Terumi~ ヾ(・ω・*)ノ
Hope this helps somehow ^^

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Neko-desu ~~!! xD

So, today
I was doing some volunteer stuff at Toa Payoh ^^
when I saw this cute~ green-eyed beauty lounging in front of the HDB block~ 
<3 <3 <3 xD

Happy ~~
Happy Day~~ ^^

Monday, August 6, 2012

Floral Wreath DIY (Cheapo TM)

I've been longing for a floral headband for a while now, 
something like this >,<

but outside (at the stores) it can costs anywhere from $10+ to $30 ;;>,<;;
as a student , of course I have to survive on a low budget 
And when I saw Mirai's pretty pretty headband , 
and found out that she actually made it herself , OAO
I am inspired to try it out. 
Asked her and she said to use wire. :3

Today, I was cleaning my room when I found out that I have some random stuff that actually can make a pretty decent floral headband albeit not a perfect one ;) 

these are what I found :

some flower wreaths my friend gave to me sometimes back .
These are only two. There are a BUNCH of them.
I twisted it around my night stand because I thought it would be such a waste to throw them away
Turn out I can use them now !! xD 

Some Art Yarn I got from DAISO at $2

Some paper rope I got for a project looong looong ago .

And So, I started off by :

1.  Measure roughly how long you want your headband to be . 
You can do this by winding the rope around your head :) 

After you've cut the length of rope you want , 
tie a knot at the end of the paper rope, 
around the wire of the flower
 Make sure you tie a dead knot ! :D

2. Twist the wire around the rope

3. Do it until the wire is all wound around the paper rope 

4. Continue with another flower. ALternating the colour will make a good contrast ;)
Nature is messy anyway, so its okay if your wreath is a bit messy ;)

5. It should look something like this after the 2nd wire is attached

6. Now, I'm using the yarn to add varieties ^^
you can use beads, fur or anything you want as long as it looks nice :3

FIRST , tie 2 (two) dead knots around the wire 
just behind the knot of paper rope (step 1)

twist the yarn around the paper rope 

I've twisted some flowers and yarn around the rope. 
Now it should look something like this ^^

7. You'll want to leave an extra length of yarn 
when you reach the end of your wreath

8. Tie 2 (two) dead knots around the wire using this extra yarn

Dead knots to secure the yarn to the wire !! :D

9. Cut the extra Yarn 

10. Continue twisting the flowers and EVENTUALLY,
you'll have something like THIS 

Yaaay~ xD 

But I find it a bit flimsy actually, since I'm using paper rope as the base.
You should use a THICK, BENDABLE WIRE of you want a STURDY HEADBAND 

11. BUT if you dont have thick wire, 
and you're cheapo ^^
you can use bobby pins Cheapo TM ^^ 
This will help the headband stay where they are
preventing them from falling off your head ^^

Remember the first knot  of paper rope in step 1? ^^
pierce the bobby pin through the middle of the knot :D

it will look like this! \(^_^)/

Do it at the other end too ~ 
and ~ 
ta daah ~~~

Ready to wear ;D
hope this help ^^

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Terumi~ ヾ(・ω・*)ノ


I have this one gray furry ribbon which I really love~ T_T but as time passes, with multiple use, the rubber part was damaged ...
So ... In the end... its just one strip tail-like of grey fur T_T

But then, once upon bored moments, I decided that it can be salvaged !
Thus, the operation began...

Tying a daiso gom rubber band to the old band

 cutting the old string
 pulling the old string so the new string goes through the tunnel within the fur band 
Then~! The new string went through the tunnel~ <3
 scrunching the fur
 cutting the extra rubber and tying it in a dead knot

 cut again~ 

 ta daah~~ <3

 aaand~ here it is with my Gachapon Nyanko sensei  figure~~ 

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Terumi~ ヾ(・ω・*)ノ