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Friday, November 22, 2013

Lolabox November 2013 Review

Soooo...I have another lolabox review x_x

I know, I know, my last 4 post is all about lolabox, but right now I'm drafting up a bunch of other things so that I can schedule them and have at least 1 or 2 post a week. I would also drafting this post for later, but this type of post about a subscription box is only relevant on the month itself, so I feel like I have to publish this immediately.

Enough with my rambling and let's take a look of what Lolabox has in store for you this month..

Click HERE to subscribe to lolabox.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Lolabox October 2013 Review

Lolabox October 2013 products's value & review. Does it worth the cost?

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Lolabox September 2013 Review

Hi guys!!

So, here's the gist, I'm not going to do a review video on Lolabox like last month because I don't have the time film it until the end of this week, and by then, I thought it will be kinda irrelevant, so I decided to do a blog post on it instead.

I received the box on September 14th, which was quicker than last months', which arrived on August 19th. I think they shipped the boxes earlier?

Now, in this post I'm gonna show you the goodies inside the box, a quick review of each product, and the value of the box.

Click HERE if you want to subscribe to Lolabox :)

Friday, August 23, 2013

Lolabox August 2013 Review

Lolabox August 2013 products's value & review. Does it worth the cost?

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

DIY Boho Feather Headband + How I Style It (3 Hairstyles)

Don't forget to like this video if you enjoy it :)
I'm so glad I finally finished editing this video because I'm so excited to show you guys this super easy (and cute) DIY for headband. I'm so obsessed with it right now, I'm using it almost every single time I go out :D
I'll be back with the usual nail tutorial next week!
Let me know what kind of video you want to see more (DIY, Back 2 School idea, etc), I'd love to hear your request.
Also, don't forget to instagram me your recreation :)
Thank you for watching & have an amazing day!!


Monday, July 29, 2013

☀ SUMMER Nails ☀ Nautical Ocean Jewels

Anywayyy, summer is finally here, so today I'm gonna prep your nails up to kick off the summer. I'm sure you're all very excited for summer, right?? :)) 
Me, not so much, since I live in tropical country, so it's summer almost all year round, which kinda bums me out, because I always want to wear those knee-high boots, ankle booties, winter coat, sweater, etc etc. And I want to play with snow too!! The upside though, I can get enough sunlight everyday to film a video :)
Anyhoo, I hope you guys enjoy this video and give it a try :D
love you
Ombre Nails Tutorial
--Pink Ombre--
[The Face Shop] Lovely Me'ex Nails in PK101
[Etude House] Dear My Deep Color Nails in DPK001 Pick Pink
[Etude House] Dear My Deep Color Nails in DBR403 Royal Coral
--Blue Ombre--
[The Face Shop] Lovely Me'ex Nails in BL601
[Etude House] Dear My Deep Color Nails in DBL601 Blow Blue
[Etude House] Dear My Deep Color Nails in DPP503 Double Purple
[The Face Shop] Lovely Me'ex Nails in WH002 (White)
[Etude House] Dear My Party Nails in PBE102 Golden Bell
[Etude House] Look at My Nails Care Ultra Shine Top Coat (Topcoat)
[Skin Food] Nail Vita Alpha Peeling Base Coat (Basecoat--I've only used it this once and didn't really work, but I'm going to give it another try soon)

The Summer Bakes Project

What is Summer Bakes Project?

It's pretty self-explanatory.

Summer, because this project will take place in the course of summer. Bakes, because it consist of me baking.

So, basically, since I don't really have anything to do this summer, I'm gonna try to bake cookies, cakes, muffin and other baked goods. Then, I'm gonna record this entire journey in my blog just as a personal "baking diary". I'm also going to attach the recipe that I followed just in case if anyone who read the entry want to give it a whirl ;)

I'm hoping I can get at least 15 baking done, especially because I can't bake anything once I'm back to my boarding house (no oven).

I'm so excited about this project!! Gonna be super fun :D

Alright then, see you on my first summer bakes post soon xoxo

Alrighty, as you may notice, summer is long gone and I don't have any summer bakes post up *cry in shame in the corner*

It's not that I didn't bake anything, I actually baked quite a lot, but I just never get around to do a blog post about it *damn my ultra procrastination nature*

Anyway, I'm still going to do blog posts on them (some of them just too good to not be shared), but it's not gonna be summer bakes anymore, so I'm changing it Lily Bakes -I know, I'm really creative that way-

I apologize deeply for my lack of competence and now let me just drown myself in my tears of shame. Cheers xoxo

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

[Etude House] Dear My Deep Color Nails - DGR701 Tint Mint (Review & Swatch)

In this post I'm only going to show you swatch, color description, and the quality (opaqueness) of the product, for the basics of the product (price, quantity, cruelty-free or not, etc) go HERE.
I also won't say anything about the "long-wear"ness of this nail polish, because it really varies to your everyday activity. It can last me for a week, but maybe only lasts you for 3 days and vice versa.


Hi everyone, now I'm back to review and show you more swatches of the Dear My Deep Color Nails collection after a long hiatus on this topic :)

To start things off (again), I'm gonna review one of my most favorite color from this line..

DGR701 Tint Mint

Tint Mint is a mint that leaning towards blue, like Tiffany Blue. (yes, I realize the font color is not tiffany blue)

1 coat

The formula of this nail polish is a bliss to work with and is really opaque.

It has a beautiful smooth creme finish and 1 coat probably enough if you apply it a little bit thicker, but I always start with a thin layer, so I do 2 coats here for it reach it's maximum delicious creamy opacity. 

2 coats

It dries rather quickly and also an almost 1-coater. What more can a nail polish addict ask? ;)

You can see how opaque and creamy it goes here:

take care, xoxo

Monday, July 22, 2013

Back on Track

Hi everyone!!

I haven't been blogging for so long (except patronize post last night) and now I'm done with exam and I'm on my semester break!! I actually already on my semester break since earlier this month, but I've been spending "holiday session" with my family, but now I am totally free.

So basically I don't have ANYthing to do for the next 2 months :) thus I can be back to full-force blogging (not that I ever been diligent to blog before lol). I also just got my 3rd PO from Kesho Shop yesterday so I'm going to be swatching lots of nail polishes (ps. a lot for me. Probably not so much for a real nails blogger).

Other than that, I'm planning to upload at least 3 videos next month. I just had a fun filming today, so I hope I can edit it fast ;)

Also, I wanted to do 2013 Resolution and 2012 Reflection. I know, about half a year late for that lol. But better late than never, right? Yup.

I guess that's all the updates for now


Sunday, July 21, 2013

June 2013 Favorites!!! ♥

Yes I know it's more than halfway through July and it's already way way too late for a June favorites video, but I think it's such a waste if I decided not to upload it after editing it. I actually filmed this on early July, but I never get a chance to edit it since I was on holiday with my family.
Also, I'm in my hometown right now and it took so long to upload. Sigh..
Anyway, I hope you guys like this video and I'll have a new tutorial up in within a week (hopefully) :D



☀ SUMMER Nails ☀ Nautical Ocean Jewels

Dear My Deep Color Nails Review
DBR403 Royal Coral:
DPK002 Wink Pink:
DPK001 Pick Pink:

October 2012 Favorites


[St. Ives] Energizing Citrus Moisturizing Bodywash
[Batiste] Dry Shampoo -- Floral & Flirty Blush
[Sally Hansen] Vitamin E & Aloe Kwik Off
[Revlon] Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain -- Romantic, Honey, Rendezvous
[The Body Shop] Body Lotion in Satsuma Puree
[The Body Shop] Spa Wisdom Morocco Orange Blossom Finishing Mist
[Etude House] Dear My Deep Color Nails in DPP504 Bye Violet

Green's Original Pancake Shake
Froot Loops

Despicable Me 2
Mrs. Doubtfire

Monday, June 24, 2013

NOTD - Tiffany Blue Mix 'n Match Nails

Hi loves!!
Here's another easy nail art :) This was actually just some random nail art I threw on because I don't like my nails bare for more than a week lol, but when I had done the right hand, I actually liked how it turned out, so I decided to do a tutorial for it!
Of course you don't have to use tiffany blue, just use whatever nail polish color you own. That's another thing about this nail art, you only need two nail polish, a solid color and a glittery one :D
I hope you guys give this mani a go and thank you so much for watching!!
I love you to bits and pieces!! (which, I just realized, sounds super creepy lol)
[Etude House] Dear My Deep Color Nails - DGR701 Tint Mint
[Etude House] Dear My Party Nails - PWH904 Mirror Ball
take care xoxo

Saturday, June 8, 2013

♥♥♥ YOUR Creation ♥♥♥

Hey there whoever read my crappy blog *computer hugs for you!!*

It's past my bedtime so I'm a tinsy bit delirious. I'm just gonna say sorry in advance if this post is just jumpy and random.

Anywayyy, I cannot believe this is my first entry this month o.O. I only have like 2 posts last month and it was only to post my recent videos, not "bloggy" stuffs. And just the month before that I was getting a little bit more diligent and post up 10 blogsposts *woooohoooo..that's a LOT for me*

And I'm probably only going to have like 2 post and 1 video *I hope* this month 'coz I'm one week away from my finals, so I got tons of assignments to do *oh the agony of being a true procastinator -__-"*


With that being said, let's move on to more cheery stuffs!!

Tonight, I'm going to feature your photos of your take on my videos that you shared with me :D

Bold Vintage Roses 

by @caramellefire

by @msjenna12

by @d4nce1f0rever

Ombre Nails

by @stewij

by @moodilylit

Gradient Nails

by @msjenna12

I cannot say this enough, but I LOOOOOVEEEE to see your take on my videos, so if you do create something or learn something from my videos please please please share it with me either on twitter or instagram (mentioned me @lilyzhen168 or #lilyzhen168).

And for those of you who've shared your creation with me, THANK YOU SO SO MUCH I LOVE YOU TO BITS AND PIECES!! I'm always excited whenever I see a notification on my insta and see you mentioned me to share your creation. It just makes me feel like I'm not doing my videos for nothing, you know? That my videos actually not just a waste of time and no one learn or get inspired from it lol. Because if that's the case, there's really no point for me to continue making videos. *why this post get mushy here -__-"*

Back to happy stuff.

To summarize: share your creation with me (if you don't mind) It keeps me motivated in making videos :D

I'm off to edit a video a little then straight to bed. 
Night everyone, take care xoxo

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Korean Brand Haul (+Swatches): Etude House, The Face Shop, & Skin Food

Hi loves 
So, this is my first ever haul video :D
I got all of this stuffs from keshoshop(dot)com through the pre-order system. I can guarantee you I won't have any big nail polish haul in the next couples of months lol.
Dear My Deep Color Nails Review
DBR403 Royal Coral:
DPK002 Wink Pink:
DPK001 Pick Pink:
My Experience with Ofuku Kesho Shop
---SAMPLES (Free)---
Milk Talk Bodywash in Chocolate
Nymph Aura Volumer in #1 Pure Nymph Aura
Collagen Moistfull : firming eye cream
Precious Mineral BB Cream Bright Fit
Precious Mineral BB Cream Cotton Fit
Fresh Cherry Tint in RD301 Cherry Red
*Lovely Me'ex Nails* (17.000 IDR/ea = 1.74 USD/ea)
Nail Vita Alpha Easy Peeling Basecoat (25.000 IDR/ea = 2.56 USD/ea)
*Nail Vita * (17.000 IDR/ea = 1.74 USD/ea)
Crystal Pearl Top Coat
BL509 Apple Milk
BL514 Aqua Green
VL408 Purple Stone
Look at My Nails Care (21.000 IDR/ea = 2.14 USD/ea)
Long Shine Topcoat
Nail Hardener
Dear My Party Nails (28.000 IDR/ea = 2.86 USD/ea)
PBK803 Coco Black 
PPP503 Celeb Girl
PWH905 Boom Boom Boom
Look at My Cotton Candy Nails (19.000 IDR/ea = 1.94 USD/ea)
CBE101 Sugar Lemonade
COR201 Girls Daydream
Dear My Deep Color Nails (28.000 IDR/ea = 2.86 USD/ea)
DBL601 Blow Blue
DPP503 Double Purple
DPK002 Wink Pink
DOR201 Energy Orange
DPK001 Pick Pink 
DGR701 Tint Mint
DGR703 Mink Mint
DGR704 Only Olive
DBR403 Royal Coral
DBR402 Crown Brown
DPP504 Bye Violet
Sweet Nail Art Sticker in Pirate Ship (34.000 IDR/ea = 3.47 USD/ea)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

NOTD - Prom Perfect Nails Tutorial

This is supposed to be in the Back2Basic series, but I feel like it's a perfect prom nail art because you can pretty much customize it however you want and match it to your prom dress. It also not so over the top that it will compete with your prom dress :)

Other thing is, this nail art is super easy to do (way easier than ombre nails), so I'm sure a beginner can do it too :) This is one of the first nail art I've tried and one of my most favorite!!

I do hope you guys give it try ;)

--Green Gradation--
[Etude House] Juicy Cocktail Gradation Nails #4 Mint Frappe in Soft Mint
[Etude House] Juicy Cocktail Gradation Nails #4 Mint Frappe in Soda Mint
[Etude House] Juicy Cocktail Gradation Nails #4 Mint Frappe in Cool Mint
[Etude House] Dear My Deep Color Nails in DGR702 Meet Mint
[Etude House] Dear My Neon Pop Nails in NGR702 Ultra Green
--Orange Gradation--
[Etude House] Juicy Cocktail Gradation Nails #1 Screw Driver in Soft Orange
[Etude House] Juicy Cocktail Gradation Nails #1 Screw Driver in Sweet Orange
[Etude House] Juicy Cocktail Gradation Nails #1 Screw Driver in Fresh Orange
[Docile] in 144
--Purple Gradation--
[The Face Shop] Lovely ME:EX Nails in PP401
Random Unnamed Brand (Dark Purple)
[Etude House] Dear My Party Nails in PPP502 Halloween Day
[Golden Rose] Care + Strong Nail Lacquer in 166
--Blue Gradation--
[The Face Shop] Lovely ME:EX Nails in BL602
[The Face Shop] Lovely ME:EX Nails in BL601
[Etude House] Dear My Party Nails in PWH901 Firework
--Pink Gradation--
I don't remember which products I used -__-"

Take care xoxo

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

[Etude House] Dear My Deep Color Nails - DPK001 Pick Pink (Review & Swatch)

In this post I'm only going to show you swatch, color description, and the quality (opaqueness) of the product, for the basics of the product (price, quantity, cruelty-free or not, etc) go HERE.


Now, the star of today's post is DPK001 Pick Pink

Pick Pink is a bright salmon pink. And when I say bright, I really mean it. Not so bright to the point of neon bright, but bright.

It's a perfect pink nails for summer imo.

one coat

It has a creme finish and as you can see from the above pictures, the formula is really opaque

You can pretty much get away with one coat, but adding a second coat never hurt ;) It glides on smoothly onto your nails too.

two coats
See how gorgeous the color is? It dries quickly too.

Overall, I think it's a great quality and worth the price :)

And like before, I can't say anything about the "long-wear"ness because it depends on your everyday activity.

Okay, bye xoxo

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

[Etude House] Dear My Deep Color Nails - DPK002 Wink Pink (Review & Swatch)

In this post I'm only going to show you swatch, color description, and the quality (opaqueness) of the product, for the basics of the product (price, quantity, cruelty-free or not, etc) go HERE.
I also won't say anything about the "long-wear"ness of this nail polish, because it really varies to your everyday activity. It can last me for a week, but maybe only lasts you for 3 days and vice versa.


I'm back with another review from the Etude House Dear My Deep Color Nails collection.

Today I'll be showing you the DPK002 Wink Pink (the name is so cute!!)

Wink Pink is a perfect girly girl baby pink with creme finish.

one coat

You do need 2 coats to get them opaque, but the formula is excellent and goes on smoothly.

With one coat, it doesn't really have a nice shine, but with two coats, the shine is gorgeous.

two coats

It also dries quickly.

Overall a great nail polish :3

take care, xoxo

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Monthly Montages - April I

left to right, top to bottom

  1. I feel like this have to make it to this month's montage cause I've been playing it like crazy. It's so addictive o.o I even turn the time on my ipod forward to get extra life lol
  2. Velvet nails 101 is up! Click HERE to see it 
  3. Did swatching marathon for reviews. First time did it and took me more than 2 hours wtf. I have some new found respect for those nail art blogger who do this every so often for us to see the swatch of the nail polish.
  4. Failed attempt at chicken meatball --" It's not bad lah the taste

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

[Etude House] Dear My Deep Color Nails - DBR403 Royal Crown (Review & Swatch)

In this post I'm only going to show you swatch, color description, and the quality (opaqueness) of the product, for the basics of the product (price, quantity, cruelty-free or not, etc) go HERE.


Okay, the first one I'm going to show is the DBR403 Royal Crown

It's a beautiful indian red color (I have to google to find the name of the color lol)  with creme finish.

I feel like it really compliments my yellow skin tone too :)

one coat

The formula is great and opaque. As you can see, you can almost get away with just one coat, but if you apply it a little bit thicker than I did (I always start with a thin layer), you can definitely get away with just one coat :)

The formula is on the "liquidy" side, which I always love, because it makes application a breeze :)

two coats

It dries relatively quick and maintain their shine nicely.

Overall, I think it's a good quality nail polish and the price is worth it (I got mine for 28k idr = 2.8 usd) because you get quite a lot of poducts.

That's it, I think. I won't say anything about the "long-wear"ness of this nail polish, because it really varies to your everyday activity. It can last me for a week, but maybe only lasts you for 3 days and vice versa.

take care, xoxo

Friday, April 12, 2013

Etude House - Dear My Deep Color Nails (Review)

To start of, I just wanna tell you that there won't be any swatches in this post, just the basics that applicable to all the nail polishes in this collection that I want to cover (price, color range, the basics of the products, etc). The swatches and individual review that vary from each nail polishes (opaqueness, color description, etc) will be in the next few posts. I just don't want to repeat the points in this post every single time, so I sum it up here :)

The Range of Colors

The Newer Addition
*pictures above from google,, and etude house web*

The first collection has more bright and 'POP' color, while the newer ones has a more dusty look.

  • 24 colors range
  • 9 ml/bottle
  • Price varies to where you buy it. (I got mine for 28k idr/pc = 2.8 usd/pc)
  • On the matter of cruelty-free : Etude House claimed that they do not test on animal, but their parent company (Amore Pasific) does test on animal for safety reasons. Amore Pasific stated that right now they're progressing in research for alternatives.
  • I couldn't find any information regarding if they're 5 free (doesn't contain toluene, DBP, formaldehyde, resin, and camphor) or not. I did read that they're toxic-free at an online shop, but that's hardly a reliable source. 

Now, I just want to say that this is (along with Dear My Neon Pop Nails and Dear My Party Nails), is my most favorite line out of Etude House.

The reason is...


The brush is just the perfect wide and density

See how it's wider than the common brush size?

said before that I like my brush wide because it makes application much easier. Just one swipe and it covers most of the surface of nails. There are not much going left and right. With my pinky (sometimes ring finger and pointer finger too), it's one swipe covers all. 

It's also denser, so it picks up more product, but not too much in the sense that you'll get goopy application. It's just the right amount to cover your nails.

The brush also doesn't streak. You'll see on my swatches next time. It gives a smooth surface to your manicure -of course, the nail polish' formula also plays a huge part here-

Here's the catch though, this brush might not be your favorite if you have super extra small nails, as  I'm guessing it will get the polish to the skin around your nail.

I think I've covered everything I want here. So see you on the individual swatch :) 

take care, xoxo

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Monthly Montage - March II

 Don't know why this one all food pics lol

  1. My new favorite drink. I usually prefer water more than anything, but this one is seriously good! I actually don't like other minute maid pulpy flavor :p
  2. Made home-made burger from scratch. Not bad.
  3. Bibimbap. Meh.
  4. The picture says it all I guess. Looks good, right? :)

  1. Dory fish cutlets and sauteed spinach with garlic. 
  2. Tried to made one of those cute hot dog spaghetti. Failed miserably lol. I put too much pasta into the hot dog that the hot dog actually fell apart when I boiled them. Still tasted good though.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Ofuku Kesho Shop Experience

I said on my ranting about lynlynshoppaholic that I've found other online shop, but my orders hadn't come yet, so I can't say much :x

Well, my orders finally came a couple days ago :D

Okay let me give you a background story here.

I've known Ofuku Kesho shop since the end of January and I placed my order on March 15th.

Ofuku Kesho shop provides both ready stock items and pre-order items. This time, I decided to do pre-order, because the items that I wanted were out of stock. (She gives information on the web if the items were out of stock, which I think is great, because we don't have to waste our time asking her ourselves whether the items in stock or not)

First, I asked via BBM how to pre-order and she replied quickly how, so after that I immediately email her my orders. A couple hours after that I already got my order confirmation email. In the email, she also attached the complete list of korean products I can pre-order (I think it's a plus, because it's easier to find what products I want to order the next time, also the list is more complete).

After that I transferred my down payment and confirmed it. I confirmed around 5 or 6 p.m., which was already out of business hour, but she still reply at midnight lolol.

It usually took 3 up to 4 weeks for the order to come. On April 4th, I got an email telling me my items were ready, so mine took a little less than 3 weeks. She emailed me that in the afternoon, I transferred the remaining payment at 3.40 p.m. and I got reply shortly afterward saying the order will be sent that day!! I thought my order will be sent the next day cause it was already evening o.O I was so impressed by the customer service!!

Anyway, my order came in on April 6th...

Only took 2 days to come :D It was a free shipping using JNE REG. You get a free shipping if you order more than 250k idr (if I'm not mistaken, don't quote me on this).

And this is what surprised me the most..

JENG JENG JENG *drumroll please*


I didn't even know I'm gonna get free samples when I ordered.

I only read about the samples on her blog a couple days before my order came and I thought not all orders will get one, so what are the chances I actually got 5?! I was so excited I actually squealed when I saw the samples lol.

I know, I know, they're only samples, but I'm a female. And as a force of nature, I'm supposed to be eager toward free and discounted stuffs, right? ;)

Yup, I used the wrapping as background lol

Of course, the items, which I already blogged about yesterday :D

Anyway, those weren't all the items I ordered, the others were out of stock from where she ordered (I don't know where. Korea, I think?), so I BBMed her asking if I was to pre-order again, is there a chance that the items will be available by that time. Please note here that I sent the BBM on a Saturday at 6 p.m. (Business hour is Mon-Fri 09.00-16.00), so I expected the reply will be on Monday, right? But she actually replied a couple minutes after that.

In summary, they have wide-range of products, the price is also very good (among the cheapest ones I've seen), and the customer service is very nice and polite, definitely great. I highly recommend them :D


Okayy, I just have an "OH WOW" moment here!! I was just about to write that I actually have placed my second order this evening around 4.30 p.m. and I thought I'm gonna get reply tomorrow of course 'coz it's not business hour anymore, but I actually just got my order confirmation a minute ago!! So good right the timing?!

I really have nothing but praise here. I know it seems like an advertorial here, but this is 100% my honest opinion and someone actually asked me what is the name of the online shop that I talked about, so here you go :D.

To be fair, I actually tried to order in the end of January and she didn't reply, but I think it was just a mix-up or the email didn't get sent to her (cause there was no automatic response. There are usually automatic response once your email is received) or some sort of like that.

Go ahead and check for yourself. Their website is on maintenance though at the moment. I think they just changed domain or something else and there are only a few items that already uploaded. Maybe you can email and ask for the list of the items? :)

Okay, now I'm done sharing my experience on Ofuku Kesho :D

--edit on 27th of October 2013--

P.S. The reason why I kept pointing out that they still reply even though it's not business hours anymore is because I was really happy that I got reply after I ordered from LynLynshoppaholic where they barely reply to me at all. I really appreciated that Keshoshop took the effort to reply even though it's not their work time, that's all.

I think now they reply almost on work hours only which is totally their privilege. I just don't want you guys to expect them to reply when it's actually their time to relax because of my experience here haha. Anyway, still loving their customer service. Their website is up and running now. Just go to There are not tons of ready-stock items, but I do prefer pre-order since I will have an entire choice of products from whatever brand they do PO on (email them to get the full list of USA & Korean products you can pre-order). Also, recently they increased some of their prices (my favorite etude house dear my deep color nail went from 28k to 35k T.T, the laneige water sleeping pack really took a hike from 260k to 312k o.O).

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Korean Brand Nail Polishes Haul

Look what came in the mail yesterday :D

My orders from an online shop I found a little while ago that I talked about here at last line.

Going to talk more about this online shop asap!!

Aahhh..gorgeous eye candy <3

Friday, April 5, 2013

Velvet Nails 101 (How to & FAQ)

Hi loves!!

It’s the first time you see me lol. I have to film my part because for the FAQ  part, there were not much video, and mostly just me talking.  It took me a while to sum up the courage to finally film the “me” part. So, please don’t leave any cruel comment, okay? :)

I’m so glad I finally finished editing this video. This one definitely took the longest to edit.

Anyway, about the velvet nails. Like I said in the video, I was really surprised by it! It was REALLY unique. I kept touching my nails all the time. It’s soft and furry, kinda like petting your stuffed animals lol.

I hope this Velvet Nails 101 can get to a good start if you want to go ahead and try the velvet manicure trend.

It’s similar (the same, I think) to ciaté velvet kit, except the ciaté velvet kit was on the higher end price and I’m just not fancy enough to spend my money on them lol.  In this video, you can do it yourself just by buying the flocking powder/velvet powder and use your own nail polish which can save you some money :)

Hmm, I want to rant a little here hehe

*I think the velvet nails trend was started by ciaté (feel free to correct me if I’m wrong here) with their velvet nails kit. Personally, I’m not very fond with the brand because they claim almost everything as their innovation (again, feel free to correct me if I’m wrong here). The latest one I know they claim is the foil nails they called colourfoil nails kit or something like that. They call it their newest nail innovation. Oh, please, the foil nails has been around for a really long time. I even have a stack of foil I haven’t used since I bought them LAST year.*

Okay, I’m done ranting.

- Velvet Powder (use LIEW10 to get 10% off) -
- Etude House Petit Darling Nail Polish in PK003 Strawberry Milk
- Etude House VIP Girl Nail Polish in PK011 Vivid Baby Pink
- The Face Shop Lovely Meex Nail WH001 (Clear nail polish & Top Coat)

Thank you for watching! Take care, xoxo


Now, I'll talk a little bit about bornprettystore (in my opinion). 

Mainly, they sell nail art supply, but they also have some other stuffs too (accessories & jewelry, apparel, make up, toys, etc).

And  yes, their collection of nail art supply is very wide, but what I love the most about them is that they do free shipping WORLDWIDE. That's like a huge plus on my notes. I can't tell just how many times I want to order something online (from international online shop), but have to cancel because the shipping cost more than what I actually bought, or the shipping is really expensive. (Some of them also offer free shipping, but it's usually US only). Other than that, they do shipping within 24 hours.

Now, with all the perks of free shipping and shipping within 24 hours, I have to say doesn't have the cheapest price. They are not expensive per se, but I've seen a cheaper price for the (some) items -albeit, the difference is not big-. But, I see it this way, even though I spent money a little bit more on the items, I don't have to pay shipping and I end up spent less than the one that I do have to pay shipping.

I guess that's it for my opinion about Bornprettystore :) I hope it helps you decide whether you want to purchase from them or not.

FTC Disclaimer: The velvet powder/flocking powder were sent to me by for a review. I am not paid or compensated whatsoever to do this video/review, I use it because I like it :) All opinions are my own.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Lynlynshopaholic Experience (Updated)

*Updated below, originally posted on January 28th*

I know I haven't been posting lately, but I've been swamped with assignments and upcoming final exams *sigh*

Anyhoo, I just want to make a quick post on how disappointed I am with lynlynshopaholic customer service.

I've ordered from them before once and had no problem although I'm not impressed with their cs either. They just didn't give out friendly vibe at all. It was through a text nevertheless (You know, like how you can tell how someone is nice or sort from the way they text?), so I didn't think too much of it.

A couple days ago, I was browsing through their website and they have kleancolor sets which caught my eyes immediately.

Since I haven't spend my monthly allowance this month, I decided to buy 9 sets + 1 for a gift. I was sooo excited for it and placed my order.

I texted the customer service asked whether they're available or not (I assumed they were, because they're still on the website), it took about an hour to get a reply (which is not so slow either), but apparently they only had 1 set readystock (why they didn't remove the items from their web or at least write that the items are not readystock).

I didn't really blame them on this because maybe they don't have the time to update or I don't know for whatever the hell reasons there are.

I thought that if the items are still on the web, I could at least pre-order, right? because if the items were still there, meaning they're still selling them, albeit not readystock.

So, I texted back asking whether I can buy the other sets via pre-order or something. And their reply was just that pre-order is not available *screaming in silent "THEN WHY THE HELL THE ITEMS STILL ON THE WEBSITE???!!!WTFHHKP!*!@" *

I was disappointed, but not particularly on lynlynshopaholic, 'cos I'm sure they have their own reasons and such, but more because I can't buy the kleancolor sets which I've read some really good reviews about (I've searched more on local online store but to no avail).

Since the kleancolor sets are not available, I wanted to buy the NYX Living in a Dream set instead as my second choice, so I texted back asking whether the NYX Living in a Dream set is available or not.


They didn't reply.




I waited all day and have no reply at all.

This may not seem like a big deal to some of you, but it is to me. It's as if they don't care and just decided to ignore my text -___-"

I was just downright disappointed and chose to purchase the set from another shop even though it's a little bit more expensive.

Will I buy from them again? Probably yes *updated, NO*, but I just want to express my disappointment on the customer service. That's all. Other than that, I actually like the shop. The price is not bad, the items arrive quickly, and there are wide-range of items.

Okay then, I'm done ranting and going to sleep for now.

Bye, xoxo


Okay, I thought I've done ranting, but apparently, I'm not. I placed another order on March 4th. *This one went way worse than before, thus the longer rant*

This time, I was tempted to order the Etude House Sweet Recipe Ice Cream Nails Set and some other little stuffs. I contacted them through BBM first. I have two of their BBM contacts and tried them both. This time, to my surprise, they were actually very nice with the response.

The first one said they were out of stock, but then the second one reply that they were availble. I guess I was trying my chance and go with the second reply and transferred the money on the same day I ordered.

Since I was just trying my chance, I wasn't surprised or disappointed the next day (March 5th) when they said the items were out of stock. (On the side note, I think I misunderstood the second reply and the CS had a mixed up with other order or something like that, so that was my fault actually)

Anyway, other little items on my order are ready stock, so they asked if I want to continue the order or a refund. Since my main order wasn't available, I chose refund.

This is where I got disappointed all over again.

On that same day, I already gave them my bank account number data for the refund. 

The next day (March 6th), I asked them how's the refund via BBM. 

Guess what? 

It wasn't just there were no reply, they didn't even read the BBM wtf (the symbol still 'D' until now). I think it's either they "end chat" me without reading my BBM (which would be incredibly rude) or bad signal/error on BMM causing the 'D' didn't turn into 'R' when they read it. 

Let's give it benefit of the doubt here and assume it was an error on BBM (which has occured from time to time), and even then, they still didn't reply to me about my refund wtf.

I was so pissed then and just didn't bother to contact them anymore. They'll refund when they refund.

And I actually forgot about this whole refund thing for couple of days afterward until they sent me a text on March 9th, saying a lot of the items on my order were out of stock and asking (again) whether I want a refund or not. I said refund. Again, they asked for my bank account number, so I gave them. After that, there were no more reply.

On March 13th, I texted again asking about the refund, but there weren't any reply from them wtf. (this happens too often that I'm not even going to act surprise to the fact that they didn't reply)

Then, on March 16th, they sent me another text.

The text was to ask me whether I have transferred the money for my purchase.

There I was, waiting for my long overdue refund, and you texted me asking whether I have transferred the money or not???!!!

SERIOUSLY???Are you freaking kidding me???

I know that your online shop is not run only by 1 person and I might talked about the refund to other owner/partner, but this is just far from professional, or a good customer service in that matter.

I am actually quite a polite person (not trying to self-praise here lol), so I wasn't going to go all gangster on them. I texted back saying I haven't got my refund yet (with smiley face too! How was not nice enough you tell me)

Anyway, they asked to whom I confirmed my payment, so I gave the BBM pin I contacted, then they asked my BBM's name. I answered (I was using my bf's BBM when I ordered). Then, there were no more reply wtf. 

At least tell me did you find the refund data or tell me when you've already transferred the refund. Is it that hard?

Because there's no news from them, I texted on March 26th asking about the refund. They replied that they'll check on that.

And that's it.

No more reply after they said they'll check on the matter.

Little did I know, they actually already transferred the refund on March 18th -still, it took 2 days to refund wtf (from the text asking whether I have transferred)- 

How did I know they've already transferred the refund? I actually went ahead and checked the mutations on my bank account. Not from them, I have to find out myself. @#$@$#@!#%$!!!

I'm buying from you, you're the one running the business, why do I have to go all the trouble for God sakes? I though shopping supposed to be a stress relief, it seems the other way around now.

Is it really that hard to just reply a text or just give me some information about my purchase?

I get it you've got tons of other customers to take care of and it can get exhausting. But it's YOUR business, and by opening a business, YOU agreed to take the responsibility that comes with it, like cater to your customer's questions and doesn't ignore them for example. It's one thing to take a long time to reply (which I will understand), but it's a whole other thing to not reply altogether.

I know some of you might think I make a big deal out of nothing, but I've done a lots of online shopping before, and by far, this is the worst one. It took 12 freaking days to refund with back and forth same text. It just doesn't worth the agony. If they were an International online shop I might be okay with 12 days for refund. But they weren't. They were local Indonesian online shop. It just doesn't make sense that it took almost 2 weeks for refund.

Will I buy from them again after this? Definitely NO. I don't want to go through all the trouble again. 

And I've found other online shop. I haven't received my orders yet, so I can't say anything about the online shop, but so far so good :)

Okay, I'm done ranting now.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Monthly Montages - March I

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  1. Another doodles from a bored me at Artificial Inteligence class lol
  2. It's always such a mess when I'm filming a tutorial. I usually just leave it for hours, sometimes days until I get the mood to clean it up --"
  3. Starbucks waiting for class. The one with the 2 color is some kind of Sumatran coffee. So pretty :)
  4. This is probably one of my most joyous moment in March. My velvet powder from Bornprettystore finally arrive!! Apparently it already arrived in the beginning of February to my boarding house, but the maid didn't give it to me. When I finally received the package, it was already opened and the brush was missing. Oh, well.. I already finished filming the video for this one. Will upload it in the next couple of weeks and share the coupon code to get 10% off your purchase from bornprettystore :) 

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  1. First networking practicum and studied crimping. The twisted pair cable really reminds me of Twizzlers lol
  2. Date night! TV Series marathon and domino's cheeseburger pizza, chicken wings, and molten cake. No less :p
  3. Our 1st anniersary <3 I made breakfast pancake from a box haha
  4. Finally used my 50% off coupon at Zoodle and I'm in love with their Vegetable Samosa. Sooo good! And that's a lot coming from me. A true meat eater.

Ok, off to edit a video now. xoxo

Friday, March 22, 2013

"Welcome Spring" Flower Nail Art Tutorial

I've been up since 2 am for whatever reason, so I only get less than 5 hours sleep. I do need my 8 hours sleep, but now I can't go back to sleep cause I'll overslept my morning class at 7 am, so I decided to just write up this long overdue entry now.

I've posted the tutorial almost 2 weeks ago and did not bother to make the blog post.

The Face Shop Lovely Meex Nails WH002
The Face Shop Lovely Meex Nails PP405
The Face Shop Lovely Meex Nails PP403
Etude House Petite Darling PP905
Etude House VIP Girl Nail Polish BL505
Oriflame Pure Color Nails Polish in Pearly Purple

Basically, this is how I used to draw my flower back in the day when I just started to get into nail art stuff and didn't have dotting tools or brush or anything like that. So I just used the handy-dandy toothpick. This method is super simple and easy and I really do love it :)
It's another tutorial that I've recorded a year ago, but never got around to edit it lol.
Anyway, I hope you like this one ;)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

"It's just sad when you realize you get to the point where even a stranger makes you feel good about yourself more than your loved one does."

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Monthly Montages - February

Of course, the ones that I've been looking forward to the most in February is Chinese New Year, Valentine's day, and my lil' brother birthday :)

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This picture pretty much sums up my CNY this year, which went so much better than last year! Last year, I didn't get a chance to go to my hometown, so I spent it here. It was fun, but CNY is the best when spent with family, yes?
  1. CNY Eve's Feast with family
  2. CNY morning breakfast. I really missed my mom's mee sua last year. Her mee sua always so good! And, of course, mandarin orange! You just simply cannot celebrate CNY without it ;)
  3. Lunch after went pai cia to relatives. Peking duck and roasted chicken. The sauce and chicken definitely one of the best I've ever tasted. The duck so so only.
  4. That day's loots *whoop whoop* 

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  1.  Sweets I bought on CNY at Paris Bakery. First time I tried candied orange peel and I'm in love with it :D. 
  2. Nutella Souffle I made for Valentine's day using Laura's recipe. It was good and surprisingly easy. I brought this back to here and by the time I gave it to Sam, it has already sunk and messy lol. He still ate it and said it was good though ♥

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  1. Chains & charms I bought for some craft project. It wasn't expensive either. All that and I got so much more charms (a bag of flowers and a bag of leafs) and other crafts supply only come down to 160k idr (around $16) #prettylittlethings
  2. I was so bored at Artificial Intelligence class, so I doodled.
  3. Nail polishes haul from The Face Shop while waiting Sam got his haircut.
  4. The mess while doing my nails T.T

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  1. Crème brûlée from Garlic Grill & Pasta. Their food was so so only imo, but I freakin' love their dessert. This one doesn't really taste like Crème brûlée (except the caramelized top), but it was so good that I don't even care. Their Panna Cotta also quite yummy.
  2. Feast to celebrate my little brother's birthday. Me and my older brother gave him PSP. Going to be broke for the next few months :'(
  3. Finally tried Pizza Hut breakfast menu after drooling over it for so long. It wasn't that good. I'm gonna stick to their usual menu.
  4. Made caesar salad. I love mine with lots of croutons.

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  1. Giving myself a nice relaxing at home manicure :)
  2. Rainbow nails I attempt a couple weeks ago. Not sure if I liked it though.

And that's wrapped up my February. I had a blast. Plus, I came to my home town three times last month!! Which makes me a really really happy girl :) 

Take care, xoxo