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Attempt 2 & 3 to get prettia

Recently bubble dyed my hair with Liese (the other international name for Kao Prettia Bubble dye) that I bought from when I went Malaysia in Feb ~ which was super cheap (well compared to here anyway! Probably around 6 AU?)

This is my third time still as easy and as quick as ever.  I don’t think I could go back to regular dyes unless someone offers to do it for me.

SOO~ Back logging from May! Ugh been that slack but then again, now I can combine 2 posts! But yeah it has been THAT long since I dyed it ! Have not dyed since September 2010 refer to -> Am I Prettia?

Back in May! Probably around 16cm or more of regrowth of dark dark dark brow – my hair grows so slow!


Comparing top and bottom ~ colour is a little faded from Marshmellow Brown but still nice  only if it wasnt two toned ombre style =_=

Using Chestnut Brown this time~ I chucked out the box and forgot to take a photo of it *fail*

So here’s one I stole borrowed from Yesstyle (which is also where you can buy it online)


The May after with Chestnut brown! All  one nice even colour *happy* Which I was after rather than a complete colour change.

Fairly safe no brainer colour similar to my old one (Marshmellow Brown) although its not as bright the colour is more subdued
Hair s a bit dryer after dying though..

May Before

May after Chestnut Brown
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Fast forward 4 months to now (well.. technically 3 days ago)


The unavoidable regrowth, although not as bad as last time XD ! Probably around 5cm?

Colour remains similar to original Chestnut perhaps a bit washed out and very slightly brassy.

This time I went for Sweet Pink o_o! Well actually it was the only bubble colour I had left! (Should have bought more!!)

Since its easier to just borrow the photo from Yesstyle I’ll do it again and give them credit by linking the product too =D

Thought lonnnnng and hard about this colour which I bought on a whim~ Probably coz it was the first box I picked up XD

Will it turn out too bright?

Will it work on the regrowth?

If it didn’t will I end up with dark brown/reddish hair on top and light orangy hair on the bottom?? OMGG IM A CUSTARD TART <- BIGGEST FEAR


September Sweet Pink after!

Yes, it did work really well on the regrowth, and its best of all even  *phew* The colour is a bit bright kinda like a peachy brown sheen under the light (see? its surely dyed!!)

but overall together under natural light its actually darker than my previous colour and with dark auburn brown tinges (hmm hard to describe! meh just see for yourself below XD )

I’m (somewhat) content with this colour, certainly a change from my previous, it makes my skin tone a bit bleh maybe because its darker? Wish I had fairer skin it would look so much better T_T

Its only been 3 days so we’ll see if I go rushing to change it but so far no one’s actually commented on the change in colour yet XD

Its been a long time since I did a review post.. it takes effort!

Hello iPad 2, how I compare thee

Hi all~ today I’m bringing you a blog post from my *new* iPad 2! Which I was very lucky to get from my beloved family and friends ^^* THANK YOU ~! ♥

iHika came to life 11.11pm Friday 29th weighing in at 613 grams and although not big at 16Gb – its not the size that matters its how you use it !

My brother was holding it at the time it woke which I saw was 11.11pm so I quickly grabbed it off him to take a screenshot but it changed to 11.12 D:

After I handed it back, he was trying to slide to “unlock” the screen but it wasn’t working because he was on the screenshot photo *LOL* nice job me hahaha~

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OH! Hello world I has no sim card – this is the screenshot photo lol actually taken yesterday

Yes, I still have the wrapping around it and made a slit for the plug to go in XD ~ Need to leave it good condition until I get a screen protector and cover of some sort..

I also don’t have a stand yet.. but Yoshi makes a cute and practical stand plus he’s huggable =3 and FACT – I got Yoshi last year for my birthday from my bro Shin ! Yup~ I waste my time reading a lot of Flipboard..

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G-Market Round 2

This purchase was way back from Feburary.. Its been THAT long!

Since I won that Gmarket top blogger I had to spend it right? Funny thing is that I still have left over money in my Gmarket account.. =_=’ due to the fact I had to split my order into two and then combine it back for shipping = FAIL GMARKET – I hope you fix this soon! or reward me with another 50 000 won~ (hehe.. pretty please?)

You see.. to use the money you have in the account means making an order thats less than or equal (including estimated shipping) to the amount in your account – I had about 57 000 won – it was a bit of juggling with items to make it add up somewhat to that = PAYMENT 1 via GAccount

Then anything else I wanted to order had to be made into a new order which included another EMS shipping estimate.. of course because they overestimate, I got charged more because of two seperate orders that were charged individually (ugh.. am I even making sense?) = PAYMENT 2 via Paypal

Then combining it into one shipment – resulting in a new shipping estimate which is less because order 1 and order 2 charges are overestimated = OVER PAYMENT back into GAccount (24 000 won)

At least you can use combined shipping when you’ve already put an order through and it hasn’t been sent yet and  wanted to add more to it… but I wouldn’t really recommend it since you’ll be paying more for postage (which you may get back into your Gmarket account if they have overestimated it)

TLDR –> Better to do ONE BIG order if you can

Postage on this order took a little longer than my previous order – say 72 hours? Still not bad but I was expecting fast like first Gmarket order.. guess it really depends on the individual sellers

Not many packages inside T_T!

White lace shorts ~ $19 AU + free hair ties (not shown)

Got the black one in my first order so now I got a white one ~ nice for wearing under dresses or long tees

Seller – 당고언니
Listing – Lace shorts

Tony Moly – Peach hand cream ~$4.50 AU / Black gel eyeliner  $8 AU+ free samples

Bought this hand cream when I went to Korea last – its smells sooo good.. not greasy but moisturing and apparently anti-wrinkle? Packaging in a cute peach container may look like something else according to other people XD Gel eyeliner is pretty good too, brush attached looks convenient (coz I kept losing my Kate eyeliner brush) but isn’t that great  =_= that or I’m not using it properly (keeps retracting on me)

Seller – 토니모리 본사
Listing – Gel eyeliner
Listing – Peach hand cream

Etude House – Proof 10 Jewerly Pencil ~ $5.50 AU

Needed a new pencil liner – it was the only thing I liked from Etude House.. probably because Dara from 2NE1 was advertising it XD
Originally wanted blue because of her but then logic struck and thought sparkling black is probably more in my colour usage range haha

Seller – 에뛰드하우스 직영샵
Listing – Proof 10 Jewerly Pencil


Shorts and boardies $35 AU total + free pull string bag and beach ball

Needed some casual beach stuff for my trip to Malaysia (o_o I could no longer fit in my old boardies omg~) and yes you can buy couple pairs lol
The boardies were good quality ones and the shorts material was a bit thinner than expected but okay not like its gonna rip

Seller – 헤링본 비치웨어
Listing – boardies/shorts

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and.. thats it! Didn’t buy much this round but felt like I paid more ._.

Konad-ing

I won’t show you my failed experiment when I first ripped the package and tried every colour and stamp – it was SCARY O_O!

Here is my first proper attempt at konad stamping! Oh and I should probably give a warning that

  • This is another girly post XD
  • I’m  terrible at doing my nails
  • My nails are weak and tend to break and peel easy- it was a wonder my nails are at somewhat decent length to do this!
  • Already day 2 and they had started chipping when I took this photo (I’m not the most delicate person so I trash my nails XD )
  • It’s my first time stamping!

Nail of the day/week/whenever it comes off! aka NOTD (keke, I’m learning and implementing new internet annotations)

Base – Arezia – teal green
Stamp – Konad special white + Skin Food Pedisparkle – rose gold
Top – Sally Hansen Diamond Shine
Plate – Konad S9

Omg I plate S9 ^^ I have a weakness for Japanese prints. I also luvvv the sakura and the kimono doll so I went for those first! Always loved this teal colour I bought from Sasa in China and thought gold would be a perfect match.. but..

I wasn’t sure how the gold polish was going to work because you’re suppose to use the special polish for stamping because its thicker – it also dries incredibly fast so you have to be quick when stamping!

So anyway.. I went with the konad special white because it shows up better and used gold on top as an accent instead. From far away the gold on top makes it look a bit messy like I’ve made a mistake >< so might try the gold alone again sometime.. Overall not a bad job for my first time, quite proud of myself despite being a little smudgy here and there haha..

Showing you my middle finger! (in macro shot with flash!) XD

Things I’ve learnt

  • The metal scraper that comes with the kit – don’t use it, it leaves scratch marks on your precious plates !! You can already see the marks on my plate ㅠ_ㅜ I using a laminated card now which works just as well (lol thanks Brisbane Rocksports)
  • Be quick at stamping or the polish drys on the plate and nothing comes out
  • Other polishes do work on the plates, just wait for them to dry out a bit on the plate, lightly scrape back and forth to get it in the pattern – although they may not be as opaque as the special polishes, so choose something contrasty
  • If you’re unco like me, its possible to roll your nail over the stamp to get good positioning rather than rolling the stamp over your nail
  • After stamping, it still may smudge especially when putting on top coat.. solution is to use a lot of top coat and don’t brush on the newly stamped pattern – just use the brush to spread the coat over
  • Not as hard as it looks and is childishly fun !!

Oh and I bought the basics konad kit myself from Gmarket – see my last post. @Yeeshin will show you the wig soon in upcoming post ~ ^^

Finally, here’s some more photo spammage..


GG* Gmarket

You got me hooked.. and on my first order!

Gmarket = Korea’s kindalike version of eBay (but not eBay) –  and is owned by eBay lol except I can buy all kinda special crap (see below for more info)

So… it arrived this morning ~!! Much happiness~! ^^

So what kinda crap did I get?

Big EMS post box, I ripped it open!

The packages from diff sellers

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