Happy Lisa II

The second half of 2009 has been very good to me, technologically-wise, unlike the first half of 2009 where I lost got my phone stolen.
My second sis offered to pay half of the cost of my new phone and I got this:
Photo credit *here*.
It's a cell phone which is shaped like a Hello Kitty's head! Comes in light blue, light pink, black and white. But I got the white one cause it's more "original". Any other color would have been plain wrong. Does whatever any phone can do except that it doesn't have WiFi. It can listen to MP3, take photos and even watch .avi format videos which many phones cannot.
Then, my dad bought me this just 2 weeks ago:
Picture credit *here* and *here*.
It's a HP Mini 110 in Pink Chic and I love it to bits! I've been hunting for a pink mini netbook for ages and this just came at the right time. I was going to buy Sony Vaio P like Yumeko's but when I tested it, the screen was too small and it was kinda laggy so my boyfriend told me to get this since the specs are the same but at 1/2 the price! Sony Vaio P doesn't come in pink either. 

Picture credit *here*.
Dad also got me a new HP LCD Monitor since my Samsung broke down. But I still love my Samsung more cause the design is sleeker. 
And and, I just bought a camera yesterday.

Picture credit *here*.
Panasonic FS 42 in Pink/Rose. My old Sony camera is still working fine but here is a slight "gray" area in the LCD screen so I'm going to give it to parent for use. (I know... I'm a bad daughter) The boyfriend kept on harassing me to buy a Canon one since he thinks Canon is better but the Canon one is a ghastly (hot) pink and Panasonic's specs are much better. It's so light that you barely feel that it's there.
A family group photo of all my pink gadgets will be up soon. :) Now I'm just waiting for a pink NDSi to come out so I can replace it with my worn out pink NDSL. 


5 Giveaways + 2 Contests = Whole Lot of Goodies

For those who have visited my blog will know that I have a little section in right sidebar that is dedicated to the contests and giveaways that are currently happening in the beauty blogosphere. :) For those who don't know, now it's the time to check it out. If there's more contests and giveaways that you know of but aren't listed, please tell me and I'll gladly add it in.

Anyways, this post will be about the contests and giveaways in details. It might motivate bloggers to join the contests and giveaways more if they know what are the prizes. 

Mona's Giveaway will end on the 28th of August. Check out her prize:
For the first prize, it's a lovely handmade bracelet with little hearts and crown details. 
For the second prize, it's a gold chain dainty necklace also with little heart and crown details.
The materials, I'm sure, will be the utmost quality. So what do you need to do to get your hands on one of these two lovely jewelery? 

Get your butt over to her website by clicking *here*, leave her a comment about your favorite metal and be her follower. If you have a blog, hook her up and you might just get one of these two!

Blair's 150 Followers Giveaway ends on 31st August (Malaysia's Independence Day, not that it's anything to be happy about cause I absolutely abhor my country.)

I am absolutely excited about this giveaway cause one of the many prizes in there is Shiseido Maquillage Concealer Stick EX! which after reading Blair's review (*here*), the product became one of my must get list once I have $$. 
Can you spot the concealer? There are lots of other brands as well such as Elizabeth Arden, Shu Uemura, Dr. Jart+, Missha, The Skin Food and a Swarovski bracelet which is so cute!

Click *here* to enter the giveaway! Follow her blog (you won't regret it cause she's so informative and always leave nice comments :), leave a comment telling her about yourself and what you like about her blog and on how she can improve it. Then, to double your chance, write a post about her giveaway and leave another comment.

Mrs. Dumpling (cute name huh?) 10 Followers Giveaway ends on 5th September. Guess what caught my eye?
Yup, it's The Body Shop Blush in Blushing Daisies. Never knew daisies can blush. Alright, cold and lame joke aside... isn't the blush just beautiful? There are also ELF lashies, a mask and a Revlon lippy! Really generous for a giveaway for 10 followers which will probably increase once this contest ends!

So, you know the drill. Click *here* to enter this giveaway. Be a follower, leave a comment on your most favorite ice cream flavor! no matter how outrageous or wacky and double your chances by advertising her giveaway! 

Think your got a talent in nail art-ing? Then you must join Illamasqua's Nail Art Competition which ends on the 6th September

This competition is more than just luck! So you really have to use that brain of yours. It's not as scary as it sounds, just submit up to 3 different looks either via YouTube/blog posts and leave a comment on your inspirations and where your photos are! 

No picture of the prizes but it's utterly fabulous. For all the entries, Sophy Robson will be the judge so even if you don't win the contest, you can tell yourself that a great guru have viewed your work. For first prize, you can 2 brand new Autumn Winter collection nail varnishes and a choice of 2 products from their core range and for 2 runners up you can win 3  varnishes from their core range so that means there are a total of 10 nail varnishes up for grabs!

Clickity click *here* to see more details and some inspirations. 

Amore Vintage (you know with a shop name like that, the jewelery pieces are going to be elegant!) Giveaway ends on the 13th September
Look at the bevy of goodies. The coin pouch will come in handy. There are some samples as well but the main prizes will be the two absolutely gorgeous necklaces! Up your classiness when you wear them.All jewelery are handmade so you can be sure of the quality. (God, I sound like a sales person)

How to enter? Just be a follower (am I repeating myself?), choose what you think is the prettiest necklaces from her blog shop and leave a comment on your choice and how you came across her blog. You can mention about her giveaway as well but no brownie points for that. Heh.

Her giveaway link is *here*. Click and surf, baby.

May's 50 Followers Giveaway ends on 25th September. If you have been lemming for Paul & Joe Whitening Serum, then you must join!
Yes! You see correctly. On the far left of the picture is a full size Paul & Joe Whitening Serum which has been raved in the beauty blogosphere! I'm keeping my fingers crossed really hard in hopes of winning this baby. Oh, it couldn't hurt that the prize also has MajoMajo eye palette! Word on the beauty street is that it's really pigmented. 

Be her cult follower by moving your arrowhead and click *here*. Then leave a comment about your favorite eye cream or face mask or both and post about the giveaway in your blog. She will love you for that but don't think it'll increase your luck. 

Phew, finally the last one. Spankedelic (the name is so psychedelic...god, I'm getting lamer every passing minute) Favorite Contest ends on 4th October which leaves you plenty of time to mull over your favorite things!

No pictures of the prizes yet but pretty sure Smashbox and MAC products will be in there. Will update once her prizes are final. To see some of your favorite things and to enter the contest, click *here*. Hunt down the followers section and follow her blog, repost her contest on Twitter/blog, ABSOLUTELY (hey, just typing what I see) must add her on Twitter or Myspace (if you have) and tell her what are the 3 makeup items you swear by and finally leave your e-mail address so she can contact you. 

So which contests are you going to join?


ZA Blemish Shoot Range + Deep Cleansing Oil Quick Review

ZA Deep Cleansing Oil
Oil Type Remover 100ml
Eliminates persistent makeup and
pore-clogging impurities

The fluid oil dissolves even waterproof makeup and pore-clogging impurities and blackheads. Once your fingertips start feeling grainy, rinse it away. The natural plant oil leaves the skin feeling soft, moist and baby-smooth.

This cleansing oil is my first foray into the world of cleansing oils so I have nothing to compare it to.

I like that is it colorless and scentless, easy to massage onto face, comes with a pump packaging, leaves no oily residue and it's cheap! Best of all, it can remove those tiny unknown bumps that sometimes appear on my face.

ZA Groovy Smoovy
Oil-Blotting Powder 5g

A pressed-type, translucent powder that controls greasiness and shine for speedy retouching of makeup. Achieves dullness-free, silky-smooth skin.

An okay blotting powder. It really does eliminate shine and greasiness, keeping your face matte for the whole day. The only gripe I have is that it doesn't come with a mirror. But sometimes it will accentuate the dry flaky places on your face. It also brightens up your skin. It delivers everything it promises. :)

ZA Blemish Shoot Skin Conditioning Mist
Medicated Mist Lotion 50ml

Spray around the areas where acnie commonly appears.
Softens the skin that tends to harden,eliminating clogged porse.
Its anti-inflammatory,bactericidal and sebum-inhibiting effects prevent the development of acne.
Your skin is left acne-resistant and flawless with its moisturizing effect.

This was suppose to be my on the go face mist but the bottom has a slight crack so I couldn't bring it out. But I really like this face mist cause it smells nice and has anti-inflammatory properties making my face less prone to pimples and my skin is smoother when I use this.

What I do it I spray it onto a cotton pad and pat it onto my face and voila~ your make up is instantly refreshed and dewy.

ZA Blemish Shoot Pore Treatment Gel
Medicated Treatment Gel 15g

Quickly reduces breakouts and inflammation.
Its anti-inflammatory and bactericidal actions prevent acne from worsening.
A softening effect on keratin leaves the skin soft around the site of acne,preventing pores from becoming clogged with dead keratin cells.
Soothe away acne for totally flawless skin!

This is suppose to reduce breakouts but it takes a few days and sometimes the pimple/acne mark will be left behind. But it does have a good point is that my skin has less breakout when I'm using this.

Be careful not to use too much of this cause it will sting your eyes even when it's nowhere near your eyes.

ZA Blemish Shoot Dewy Gel
Medicated Gel 60g

This gel restores moisture and softens hardened skin, leaving a stickiness-free, dewy sensation. Encourages healthy cell turnover for vivacious, luminous skin color.

This is the only product in the range that has color - a milky one. It is suppose to be a moisturizer but my skin is still dry although it looks plump. Think this will be more suitable for oily skin people. Not hydrating enough for dehydrated skin.

ZA Blemish Shoot Lotion
Medicated Lotion 120ml

With a cool sensation, this lotion replenishes your skin with an abundance of moisture and tightens pores for a silky, matte skin. Keeps pores from clogging, helping to make your skin healthy and problem-free.

Nope, no abundance of moisture or tight pores either. But it does remove residue makeup. Gives a soothing and tingling feeling also. An okay toner.

ZA Pore Smoother

A lightweight, super-smooth balm that instantly reduces the appearance of pores.
Absorbs excess oil and instantly leaves skin silky-matte.

I haven't tried this yet. But I was interested in this cause I thought it might be a dupe for Benefit's Dr. Feel Good which in my opinion, it is a total hyped up and gimmicky product.

I've only used the Blemish Shoot range for around a month and my skin is still dehydrated but not as oily as before. I think this is a mediocre anti-blmish range. If you must purchase, I recommend the Conditioning Mist and Groovy Smoovy, although I really wish that they will add a mirror onto the compact.