Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Just A Tip: Alternative Cleanser Uses

Ever been faced with the problem where a cleanser failed you? A cleanser that has expired but is still sitting in a dusty corner of you room or drawer? Or maybe even a sample tube that isn't suitable for your skin type yet is too little to pass it along to a family member or friend?

I sure have been in that position before. I still have quite a few of such cleansers laying around. But I am one who hates waste of any sort.
So the best thing to do is to use it!

Just not on your face!

Use it as a cleaner for your reusable glass jars or bottles! The ones you use for your facial products. That is what I do. That way you clean your jars or bottles properly while utilizing a product that might otherwise have gone to waste being dumped into the bin.

A win-win situation in my mind.

Do you already practice this? How else do you use up your unwanted cleansers?

By Abby

Random Thoughts: I Won Something!

Guess what!? My unlucky streak with magazine contests has finally ended. I spotted my name in print in this month's CLEO magazine. Very cool! Apparently I won the Gwen Stefani prize from the January issue.

Very excited now! Am patiently awaiting my letter, albeit a little impatiently. I have never, ever won something from a magazine yet have had countless friends and relatives win big prizes. I guess it is my time! Hoping it is any day now. I'd love to get my hands on it for a review!

Until next time!

By Abby

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Giveaway Goodies: GUESS and COACH handbag giveaway

Check out this very cool giveaway where you can win either a GUESS or COACH Poppy handbag!

This giveaway is open worldwide!!!!!!!!!

Giveaway ends March 10 2010

Check here for more details on how to score one of these bags!!

By Abby

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Movie Buff: Alice In Wonderland

Today I got the chance to watch one of the most anticipated movies of the month, Alice in Underland. Oops, Wonderland! Haha… see how different people have different takes on things.

I saw the 2D version, probably not as fun as the 3D ought to be but you skip the supposed massive headache that follows so that was a good thing.

This version by Tim Burton is different from the original Disney picture. Think of this as the live action sequel to its predecessors animated movie glory. The movie started of well, with lots of 3D bits, which of course I didn’t get the full effect of.

Alice is now grown up, a 19 year old embarking on the next phase of her life, marriage. Or so it should have been. But you know that isn’t how the story goes. From the trailer we see her plunging into that little rabbit hole like the first time and encountering the same few characters who become friends. But this time there are quite a few extra characters if I remember correctly. Some scarier creatures haunt the screen but no worries, as good usually prevails at the end.

The ending is as expected. Let’s face it, most of the time you know how a movie will end just by reading a summary or watching a trailer. But it is the inserts that count and make a movie stand out. And this time, I didn’t know what to expect with all the new characters.

Commendable performances courtesy of Captain Jack ( Johnny Depp aka The Mad Hatter) yet again. Check out that makeup! And how gaunt his face looks. Sadly Anne Hathaway’s (The White Queen) part was rather small, she is one of my favourite actresses. I personally thought the pale white skin didn’t match that shade of lipstick, but that is just me. It looked the shade of a bruised plum!

Helena Bonham Carter brought a very believable and horrible Red Queen. I dare you all to recognize Absolem’s voice actor. How fun! And wise he sounded. The Cheshire Cat was a little out of character based on the original, but everyone has a little good in them.

There are quite a few funny moments. Even during the very beginning so try not to get stuck at the concessions counter like I was. Goodness, who knew they only opened at 10:30 a.m. on a weekend nonetheless! And the movie was scheduled to start at exactly that time too. I watched this at GSC’s Mid Valley branch where a lot of people were spotted queuing for free tickets.

As for the movie, the humour was there, the characters loveable and colourful. Yet, I felt that the movie lacked the life-like effect during the nature scenes. I think it would have been more fun, especially for 3D goers, should there have been more going on. But all in all, a good, fun way to spend close to 2 hours.

P.S. Look out for the Mad Hatter's very cute antic at the end of the movie. You won’t want to miss it!

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this review financially or otherwise. Everything mentioned are my own thoughts based on my experience.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Giveaway Goodies: Jean's Blog Anniversary Giveaway

Here's another worthwhile giveaway, unfortunately ending today as well so get to it quick!

Eyeko glitter liner
Lancome palette (in box just removed for picture)
Urban Decay highlighter/shimmer stick
Natural Collection lipstick in candy mist

What you must do!
You need to be a subscriber
Mention the giveaway on a blog post of your own with a link to the giveaway
Leave a comment below with a link to whichever post you linked the giveaway in will be used so everyone has an equal chance :)

Go here for more details

By Abby

Giveaway Goodies: Kim Porter's MAC Spring Colour Collection Giveaway

Kim Porter is having her 50+ Followers Giveaway. And the prize, MAC Spring Colour Collection goodies!

How to get your hands on it?

Contest Rules:
1. You MUST subscribe to her blog, follow her on twitter, AND subscribe to her youtube channel.
2. To have one entry simply fill-out the entry form, and do a blog post about her giveaway, or link her giveaway in the side bar of your blog. Then leave a comment with the link below and 'enter me' with your email address (you must post the link to your blog with the posting about my contest in the comments section).
created just to advertise this giveaway will NOT be counted!!!***
3. For a second entry
tweet about my contest on twitter & post your twitter name in the comments section so I will know you tweeted it.

4. The Giveaway will end on March 1, 2010 (two weeks from the start of the contest).
5. The winner will be chosen randomly, and will receive THREE of their favorite products from the MAC Spring Colour Forecast Collection

Cool huh! For more details visit Kim's webpage here and enter NOW!

Good luck!

By Abby