Friday, September 27, 2013

H&M Home Wishlist

I recently learned that H&M has a home section (of course, it doesn't exist here in Chile) but that didn't stop me from going on the website. Now I want to buy most of the items in stock, but these are my favourites:

What's your favourite item?

Monday, September 23, 2013

Spring Inspiration

I know all (or nearly all) of the blogs that I follow are excited for the arrival of autumn, but here in the southern hemisphere we're getting ready for spring! Apart from a horrible allergy that I get every spring, I'm looking forward to longer days and more sunshine.

Source: Tumblr

Friday, September 20, 2013

Empties No.1

I have so much stuff piled up that I'm going to split these into two posts! So here's the first batch of products that I've used up:

- Bodycology White Gardenia Shower Gel & Foaming Bath. I really liked the scent of this, but it didn't lather that much.
Repurchase? If it were on sale, I would.

- Whoosh Shower Jelly. The concept of a shower jelly baffled me a bit at first, but after you get used to it and learn to take small amounts so that it doesn't slip and fall all over the tub, I fell in love with it.
Repurchase? Yes, already did!

- L'Oreal Pure Zone Toner. I really didn't like this - I didn't think it did anything for my skin and the scent was so strong it made my eyes water.
Repurchase? No!

- Garnier Skin Naturals Day Moisturizer. I didn't like this one either - it left a weird residue after putting it on.
Repurchase? Nope.

- Neutrogena Oil-Free Makeup Remover. This was a terrible makeup remover. As a waterproof mascara user I've been searching for a good makeup remover, and this is not it! It never fully took off my mascara - I always woke up the next day with panda eyes, no matter how many soaked cotton pads I used.
Repurchase? No!

- MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC30. It had good coverage and was moisturizing enough, but I still didn't love it enough to make it my holy grail concealer.
Repurchase? Maybe someday.

- Cala Aloe Vera Make-up Cleansing Tissues. I wasn't really impressed with the way they removed my makeup, plus they sometimes felt like I was cleaning my skin with sandpaper. 
Repurchase? No.

Have you used any of these products? Don't you hate having to pile up empty stuff for these kinds of posts?

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

ASOS Wishlist

I had been a good girl until yesterday, when, bored and in need of a break from studying, I caved and went into ASOS. This (of course) only resulted in me wanting to buy all of these:
What have you been craving from ASOS?


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

How Much Does Your Face Cost?

I saw this post a few weeks ago in Eyeshadow Addicts Anonymous's blog, and I thought I would give it a go!

THE RULES: Add up the total cost of all cosmetics used to complete a typical day look, excluding skincare and brushes!
1. MAC Studio Finish Concealer. $17.000.
2. Rimmel Powder. $3.200.
3. Garnier Roll-On. $5.000. 

4. Petrizzio Bronzer. $3.990.
5. Essence Cream Blush. $1.290. 
6. Avon Quad. $4.990.
7. Essence Eyeshadow. $1.290.
8. L'Oreal Volume Lash Mascara. $6.490.
9. Rimmel ScandalEyes Eyeliner. $3.200.
10. Oriflame Lipstick. $1.490.
TOTAL: $48.040 Chilean Pesos ($95.17 US Dollars or $59.72 British Pounds)
I've got to admit, I wasn't scared of doing this, but holy moly! I can't believe that nearly all of the items are from the drugstore and it still adds up to so much. I'm officially appalled.
How much is your face worth?


Sunday, September 1, 2013

Books to Read

I've been on a spending ban for quite a while now, specially when it comes to books. I have this huge pile to read, and with going back to uni there come other expenses (mainly printing) that need to be prioritized. So this is the list of books I'll be reading before I buy any more. If you want a review of any of them, leave a comment below! :

1) The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. I only bought this one because I wanted to buy a new book (here in Chile the selection of books in English is terrible) and I had just seen Easy A.

2) The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley. I was halfway reading this about a year ago while at the beach, when a wave hit us and the poor book got wet. Because it's so huge it spent at least a two weeks out in the sun before drying out completely, and by that time I had already started reading something else and forgotten nearly all of the story.

3) The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins. I also started reading this one, but I'm a traitor when it comes to books - I just change whenever I find something more exciting to read.

4) Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. This was my Christmas present. I had started reading Les Mis while I was at school, but since it was a library loan it meant that I had to 'return' it and check it out again every three days, I gave up. Now that I have my own copy I can finally read it at my own pace!

5) London Bridges by James Patterson. I found this one on a sort of car boot sale, it was the only book they had and it happened to be in English, so I quickly picked it up. I've had it for a couple of years, though, and still haven't cracked it open, and that needs to change.

Do you have any books that you've been planning to read but are still sitting on your bookshelf?