Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Shopping?!

Hello people!

   Yesterday I had a little 'date' with 2 cutie-pie girlfriends: Celina and ShiQing :3 It was nice getting out of the house for a while (I have been cooped up in the house since I got back from my HK Disneyland trip!) and hanging out with my friends which I haven't done for a long time.

Shi Qing (check out her blog: and I went makeup shopping at Sephora which was extremely fun, it was nice going makeup shopping with a friend who was interested in makeup. If you're reading this Shi Qing, we need to go makeup shopping more often galfwen!

The three of us watched a movie (the famous Perks of Being a Wallflower, no I haven't read the book) which wasn't very entertaining. It's probably a good movie to many people online but I dunno, I felt that the movie was pretty confusing and boring at the same time. Let's just put it this way, it is not the kind of movie I fancy. I think all three of us didn't fancy it much :P

Leave me a comment on your thoughts of the movie and book: The Perks of Being a Wallflower if you've seen or read it :)

After the dull movie, my older sister (who was also on a date with her bestie in the same mall) called me up to meet her at a store. And she passed me my early Christmas gift. Oh why, that made my day! My first Christmas gift! How delightful :P  I looove presents <3 br="br" nbsp="nbsp">

My older sister went over to Red Eye which is a Korean accessory store/brand thingy I believe :P The little cardboard bag was pretty neat. There's sorta like a pop-up silhouette of a girl on both sides.

Opening and closing the cardboard bag was a bit tough, complicated packaging alert! After opening the bag I struggled to close it back, frustrated, I handed it to my girlfriend Celina to figure out how to close this dang bag! ;D She's good with her hands :P

What do you get at an Accessory store? Accessories why of course! My sister got me two hair accessories and a pair of adorably cool earrings. Come to think of it, I have been getting lots and lots of hair accessories lately :P
1) It looks like a giant pink color pencil but it's actually a hair stick! I used to put up my hair with chopsticks but now I have a cool hair stick to use instead :)
2) These frog earrings are real nifty! Their bodies can swing or dangle from side to side, cool beans!
3) My sister included a vintage hair-tie, can never get enough of vintage stuff! I'm so glad my sister got this for me, it's a loose coral ribbon with white polka dots on it. I tried it on and the band seems a bit to tight but I think it'll loosen up after using it a few times more :) 

Thank you sista for these lovely Christmas gifts! :)

After handing me my Christmas gift I felt like a Christmas angel hit me with a Christmas-Present shopping arrow :p I wanted to get her a Christmas present on the same day! I went finding her present right away. Here's what I got for her :)

I tried shopping at a store that gives out cool bags, tried my best to find one as good as my sister's but unfortunately I failed :( I went to Typo (the coolest stationery store filled with vintage items!) I ended up having to go with this newspaper themed plastic bag which I think is good enough, pretty vintage I suppose :P
Gift No.1
1) A raccoon 2013 wall calendar from Typo. I actually got my sister the same Raccoon notebook for her birthday this year. Now she has matching pair of a Raccoon calendar and notebook! :) This Raccoon now reminds me of my sister whenever I look at it. I think my sister needs a good calendar to sort out and organize her days as she is going to college next year :)
2) How it looks like inside.
3) There are different posters or pictures inside the calendar, the designs are so cute and pretty!

Gift No.2

1) This seems odd for a Christmas gift, but honestly I bought it because I really really wanted it for myself! I love MUSTACHES (hence the new blog theme and layout, like it?) , I think there's nothing more vintage than mustaches (well there are but Mustaches just represent 'vintage' for me for some reason)! There are 6 different mustaches inside the box and they're the stick-on kind. It was screaming "You gotta have me, Elise! YOU JUST GOTTA HAVE ME!" and true enough, I just gotta had it :P It was on sale too. I don't think my sister's gonna use this a lot, I told her it's partly mine too :p I gained some ownership.
2) The types of Mustaches. My favorite is the 'Traditional Gent', the classic. The 'Abra-Kadabra' should be a fun one ;D Who am I kidding? They're all fun!
Comment what's your favorite kind of Mustache!

3) The Mustaches are packed in plastic packets, the one shown in the picture is the 'Italian Plumber' I believe. They're so cool! Feeling the mustaches from the outside of the plastic, they feel soft and fluffy or hairy. When my sister or I use it, I'll definitely put it up on my blog ;)

Gift No.3
Bear Ears! I thought I should get her something girly and something that she can accessorize her hair with so I stopped by a mini stall (I didn't get the name of the stall, at least I don't think the store has a name :P) selling earrings, necklaces, bows and ribbons, and hairbands from Korea. Another Korean accessory store, sweet! FYI, this isn't the same place where my sister got my Christmas gift from. These adorable and in-trend Bear Ears headband caught my eye and I immediately thought "Yes! I found the cutest gift!". My sister Instagrammed a selfie of herself (selfie of herself? whuuut.) wearing the headband. 

Presents for my sister wasn't the only thing I got. My dear Shi Qing and I went over to Sephora to look around and we found the NYX section! I rarely shop at Sephora (in fact this is my second time only) so I completely didn't know they sell NYX products! We went crazy, well at least I did :P I'm a Sephora member as well! At first I was reluctant to become a member when the cashier invited me to become a member since I don't shop at Sephora very often. But since the membership is free I thought, what the heck, let's do it! So now I am officially a Sephora member, guess I'll have to visit Sephora more often now :P Here's what I got:

1) I got the 'Daily Makeup Brush Cleaner' for RM30. Washing all my makeup brushes is a pretty long process so I thought I'd cut me some slack and try out this Makeup brush cleaner spray. This spray (reading the description on the back of the bottle :p) contains an anti-bacterial agent. A daily brush cleaner with an anti-bacterial agent designed to quickly remove the light traces of makeup between applications. The directions are plain easy-peasy which is why I bought this and what I love about this, all I have to do is spray the cleaner over the bristles and let it air-dry, there's no need for rinsing!

2) My very first NYX blush! I was contemplating whether to get this shade, Dusty Rose, or another one, Mocha. But in the end I chose Dusty Rose. I like it's name. I've seen YouTube beauty gurus talk about this before. I'm very excited about this, can't wait to use it!

It feels very smooth and velvety, I like its texture and it's pigmentation. It turned out to be much lighter and pinker when I swatched it. I think this will give me a nice pink flush on my cheeks :)

I got myself a pair of Bear ears as well, mine's brown though, I picked out a purple one for my sister. I kinda regret I didn't choose one with a lighter color, maybe I should stop by the stall next time and get myself another pair! ;) I've got Minnie Mouse ears, and now I've got bear ears! I see a new collection coming up: cool and cute headbands! I'll keep an eye out for more cool headbands :)

 Couldn't end the day without taking a picture with my girlfriends! Thanks for hanging out with me you guys, I had a blast! Although the movie was not entertaining whatsoever, you guys gave me entertainment and a lot of fun! Love 'yall <3 nbsp="nbsp" p="p">
The fondue Celina and Shi Qing ordered from Baskin Robbins.! NO cheese :( I believe this was the hazelnut chocolate dipping sauce kinda fondue.

That was it for my day out with my girlfriends and my mini pre-Christmas shopping haul! I'll be doing more shopping in the days to come as Christmas draws near. I'll be in full Christmas mood this year going out to buy gifts for families and friends. Oh! I almost forgot. I gave my blog a new look, cleaned up a bit because for some reason; my old blog theme and layout just wasn't doing anything for me and I felt like my blog looked a bit messy. So I've dressed my blog up a bit, I hope you like it :)  I hope you readers out there will have a blast shopping for Christmas gifts as well! :)

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Bits and Pieces of Disneyland Trip 2012

 Hello peeps!:)

I thought I'd update my blog with random pictures that I took while I was in Hong Kong Disneyland! I just LOVE to read blog posts filled with pictures so I thought I'd write a picture-spammed post today. I hope you enjoy browsing through the pictures :)

~ I took this picture on the flight to Hong Kong. The sky was so clear and extremely blue, I thought it looked lovely! There's just something about very blue skies that enchant me. The clouds were so fluffy and white, they looked like white piles of cotton candy, I wanted to float on one. It was a perfect day to fly, thank God for the perfect weather :)

A badly-taken (I apologize) picture of our hotel room :P You can see my Mom and my older sister lounging around the room :P
~ I thought I'd take a picture of the hotel room's bathroom before we messed it up. One thing that I find very important in a hotel room is that it must have a good and clean bathroom. It is a quality I think every hotel should have otherwise the whole stay would be disastrous, in my opinion :P And I say to Disney Hollywood hotel, "5 stars! I like your bathroom" :)

Dinner at the Studio Lounge! This was on our first night and we were too tired to go out for dinner so we decided to stay in and eat at the hotel. I like how every night, the lounge will put up a big projector screen thingy and play a Disney movie, it's like a special Movie Time kinda thing. FUN! Service was really good too, I appreciated the waiters and waitresses who helped us order the food, we had some special requirements because of my health issues and they were very kind and helpful to make sure our food filled according to our special requirements.
Hahaha, and yes, that's my Dad with his camera, looking blur.
~ Our oyster sauce was even shaped in a Mickey Mouse head! HECK YEAH! I love how there are so many Mickey-shaped food in the Disney Resort. Puts me right in to the Disney mood :)
Our food, BEFORE and AFTER. Gobbled up our delicious dinner!
~ The wontons in the Wonton Noodle were HUGE, compared to the ones selling in my country, these wontons were giant-sized! I didn't get to try one though :( shucks.

~ Went over to the Disneyland Hotel to roam around after dinner, before heading back to rest. I loved the Disneyland Hotel! It was well decorated with Christmas ornaments, made me feel so Christmasy and cosy! Made my day looking at all the decorations. The hotel looked very grand as usual and in fact, even grander thanks to the Christmas decorations. Oh I just love it there! Seeing all these decorations made everyone pull out their cameras, iPhones, and iPads to take pictures. 

~ The Christmas tree that the hotel put up was grand as ever! I think it was the most perfect Christmas tree I've ever seen. I went to Hong Kong at the end of November but seeing the Christmas tree just made me feel like it was December 25th already. 

~ My sister's friend Abbie (who lives in Hong Kong currently) came over to our hotel to visit us! It was nice to see her and a bit weird because we were meeting her in another country :P I told her to do a little OOTD pose :) I like her outfit of the day very much :)

~ Dad sporting the Perry the Platypus hat look ;D 

~  I was looking around for more funky and cool hats (like the Perry the Platypus one) because I have been into hats lately; and I found a Woody's Cowboy hat (they also sold the Jessie's Cowgirl hat which had her famous red hair braid attached to the back of the hat, how cool is that! Didn't take a picture tho :( BOO). I convinced my Uncle to put it on because I thought it'd matched his outfit and true enough, it did. He didn't like this picture very much, went on about how he didn't look nice in it which I totally disagree. I like this picture very much, my Cowboy Uncle. He wouldn't like the sound of me putting this up on my blog but SHHH, he doesn't have to know :P

~ Spotted another 'hidden Mickey' in our hotel room. Check out these bar soaps! So cute! It has a Classic Mickey face imprinted on it. I think it's such a cute idea and I would love to have these Mickey soaps around in my house. I feel cooler washing my hands with these bar soaps :P

~ The Christmas tree right in the middle of Main Street U.S.A in the theme park. So pretty! Disneyland was filled with Christmas decorations. The Christmas spirit filled the air and I was so hyped up and excited seeing all the pretty Christmas ornaments and decorations. If you want to go to a place to soak yourself in the Christmas spirit, definitely head straight to Disneyland :)

~ A little selfie I took while on the Its a Small World boat ride :P

~ I really enjoyed the food at the theme park. We dined at the Royal Banquet Hall (Fantasyland) for lunch. I ordered the Shanghai Chicken Set (THUMBS UP!) which was absolutely delicious. The chicken was soft and tender and the gravy was delish and not greasy or oily. The rice was a bit tough but still edible (I kinda like my rice a bit hard and tough, weird :P but my mom didn't like the toughness of the rice). The side of  stir-fry mix vegetables that came in the set was 5 stars, it wasn't oily or greasy either. The vegetables were cooked through till soft and it was very easy to eat. The corn and ham soup was yummmm! I like fishing for pieces of ham in the soup :p I didn't expect such a scrumptious and good quality meal from Disneyland honestly, but this set really impressed me and because of the yummy food that they serve, I love Disneyland even more :)

Busy eating~ nom--nom!
~ I took a picture of the sinks and the sink area at the Disneyland Hotel because I was so AMAZED at the cleanliness! In my country, I always dread to go to the toilets because they're always so wet, dirty or smelly. But the toilets over here at Disneyland Resort are always so clean and dry. The sinks were spotless and spanking clean, it looked so new. Even though the resort has been running for 7-8 years now, the place still looks new and clean, IMPRESSED! :)

~ Taking the Disney subway line to the city. The Disney train is beyond cooool, it has Mickey mouse shaped windows and handrails and statues of Disney characters IN the train. They really know how to WOW the visitors with all these Disney decorations. Taking the Disney train is like going on a ride, I like staring at the design and decor of the train. 
Chip n Dale statue in the subway! :)

Toy Story Land had drawings of the famous Toy Story characters on some of the walls. I really like them and the design, because I'm very fond with the Toy Story series, paying attention to all these details and designs taken from the movie was really fun. I love the cute drawings of the characters, maybe I should paint these on my bedroom walls, hey, GOOD IDEA :p

~ I love visiting the Art of Animation studio/museum! One thing that I have taken interest in since I was a little girl was the art of drawing the Disney characters. I like to learn about how its done and observe the actual sketches. In the Art of Animation museum, they show a brief history of how each Disney film was made or cool! They have little figurines or maquettes of the Disney characters everywhere around the mini museum or showroom! I like to get behind the scenes of both the classic and latest Pixar Disney films, I never fail to visit the Art of Animation museum everytime I visit Hong Kong Disneyland.

This was one of my favorite features at the Art of Animation mini museum. It was a big white board like picture of various rough sketches of the Toy Story characters. I had to take a picture of it so I could practice sketching and mimicking the sketches when i got home. I have a weird obsession with original Disney animation sketches. I love copying them :P

~ "Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, please put on your 3D opera glasses because it's time to present Maestro Mickey!"
4 words: Mickey's.Philharmagic.Is.Awesome

~ While in line to board the Winnie the Pooh ride, my older sister and I went snapping selfies like crazy. How to past the time for waiting for a ride? SELF-CAM! :) Oh why hello there, Owl! :)

~ Peering into the Bakery while waiting for Mommy to get hot-dogs :P
~ The great Christmas tree shining in its beauty at night, oh it's such a wonderful sight. I'd kill to have such a nice big Christmas tree like this one in my house.

~ After every magical day at Disneyland, we anticipate the highlight of the day, the big finale, the Disney in the Stars firework. Watching the amazing spectacular fireworks is the perfect ending to a day at Disneyland. Words can't describe how much I enjoy the firework show! :D

It has been almost a week now since our magical adventure to Disneyland ended. I'm still under the Disney magical spell and I don't know when it'll wear off but I can't wait to visit Disneyland again. Some people think it's absurd to visit Disneyland more than one time but I think it's very necessary if you're a die-hard Disney fanatic like me ;) I had a splendid time! I'll be back, perhaps next Christmas? Hehehe!

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Shopping in Hong Kong 2012

Greetings to all readers :)

  I'm back from a little getaway to Hong Kong Disneyland! I left for the 'Happiest Place on Earth' last Sunday and I just got back a couple of days ago. Oh, I had a magical and wonderful time at Disneyland. It's my third time to Disneyland by the way, you can call me crazy but my sister and I are just obsessed with anything Disney and can never say no to a trip to Disneyland. This time, we brought my Uncle (it's his first time to Disneyland and Hong Kong) along with us and well of course, my parents (whom I'm not sure if they fancy Disney very much as their daughters do) had to tag along, it's not our fault they gave birth to two very passionate Disney fanatics right? :P

 Both my sister and I grew up watching Disney movies and shows, my whole childhood is practically Disney! I'm a teen now and I still watch Disney movies very often, I never grow tired of Disney movies, they're timeless. But I'm very disappointed to see today's Disney channel, the shows aired on what used to be my favorite channel on TV are now silly and not fun at all (excluding Phineas and Ferb, I love that show ;D). I used to spend my days watching Totally Spies, Lizzie McGuire, That's so Raven and many more; but now they are no longer aired. Well, thank God for YouTube, and the people who upload episodes from my favorite Disney channel shows, I'm glad I still can watch the shows online and reminisce ;)

What is your favorite Disney movie/show? 
let me know in the comments! :)

Back to the post, I want to show you guys the goodies I purchased while I was in Hong Kong. I'll probably write more about my trip in the future posts, I'll probably talk about bits and pieces about my magical adventure in Disneyland. I have some photos to share too, but that'll be in another post :) Today, I'll just show you my haul! :)

Let's start off with the items I got from Disneyland! :)
My first ever Minnie Mouse Ears headband! I don't know why I've never bought one in my last two trips to Disneyland, what the heck took me so long to buy one of these? I guess perhaps I was too shy. But I learnt that it was silly of me to feel shy about wearing these ears, I mean c'mon, everyone's wearing one in Disneyland! :D So before this trip I decided that it was time I got myself a pair of Minnie Mouse ears. Besides, I think I look good in this headband. Ever since I bought myself one, I have been in love with it! In fact I'm even wearing it now as I write :) I got the 'bling-bling ones' I like to call, I think it's more flashy and it definitely stands out. Super pretty :)
Took a selca with my new pair of Minnie Mouse Ears while I was sipping on hot cocoa. 

I purchased this lovely little sparkly bow hair tie last minute at the hotel's gift shop (P.S we stayed at the Hollywood Hotel in Disneyland Resort). The day before, my sister and I spotted a young lady with her hair up in a top knot and she tied this pretty thang around her bun and we thought it was just absolutely adorbs. I had to get one! I think it's a very cute hair accessory and I'll definitely dress up my top knot with it in the future.

Another accessory to dress up my hair with, this cute Minnie Mouse ears hairband. I've got a Minnie Mouse Headband so I thought why not get a Minnie Mouse Ears hairband for when I have my hair up in a ponytail? This one however isn't bling-bling or sparkly but very classic and cute, I love it :)

This is an item that I still can't believe I actually bought :P It's a freaking Perry the Platypus hat! I'm sure all of you would recognize Perry, but if you don't, Perry the Platypus is a secret agent slash pet of the famous Disney brothers Phineas and Ferb. When I first saw this, I was like OH-MY-GOSH! I didn't know such thing existed :P This is one hat you don't see everyday so I thought, it's worth buying it. Although I have no clue when will I wear it, I shall make it a point to wear it...somehow... But the main point is, WOWZAS! This is one cool hat! :D

I also picked up a couple of these cute pens, one for my dear best friend and one for me :) I think it'll be cool to write with these, I don't know--it'll probably make me feel cooler xD Every gift shop in Disneyland Resort sells a thousands of these pens and I thought heck, they'll make a good stationery plus they're pretty and cute. Besides, one can never have too many pretty pens to write with.

This item has been very useful for me, it's an iPod/iPhone Dock Connector necklace thingamajigger :p I don't know what it's called exactly but basically you connect your iPod/iPhone to the dock connector thing and you can carry it around with you like necklace. I think it's very convenient and useful since I dislike lugging around my iTouch with me in my hand, now I can just hang it around my neck and wear it around, hands-free. So far my iTouch hasn't dropped when connected to this Connector Necklace thingy, so that's a good sign. My dad got this for me so thank you Daddy :)

Now on to the items I bought outside Disneyland, we only spent one day outside the resort. My mom, my sister and I went shopping the whole day at Tsing-Yi station, Maritime Square. 

I bought this adorable set of Hello Kitty Mustache earrings at one of the stores outside the Maritime Square. I am a fan of Mustaches and a fan of the famous Hello Kitty, put them together and they're a perfect combination of accessory! At first I was hesitant to buy this since I don't wear earrings that often. But in the end I listed down all the reasons I should definitely buy this; I LOVE this and they're such a rare specimen, can't find this in my country so I decided not to lose the chance and buy this. There are 6 pairs of earrings, 3 pairs of Hello Kitty wearing mustaches and  3 pairs of individual mustaches, CUTE! :)

I picked up a few gifts for my girlfriends as well. I went to a beauty store called Colour Mix just right outside one of the entrances to Maritime Square. They were selling these really cute packaged perfume samples which I thought would make the perfect gift. I wanted to buy something small, something cute for my girlfriends so these perfume samples are perfect! They were neatly packed and sold for a good price so I just had to pick up a few. I picked out the scents for my friends according to their personalities. I rarely wear perfume let alone go perfume shopping so this was something new. Sniffing all these different scents made me sniff a little but it was very fun to pick out the perfumes.

I picked up a couple for myself too. I chose Burberry's 'Brit' and Anna Sui's 'Dolly Girl' for myself. Burberry Brit has a floral and pretty lady-like scent whereas Dolly Girl has a citrusy, fruity, and fun scent :) I'm a fruity and floral scent kinda gal.

Anna Sui's Dolly Girl! I love the packaging and the bottle. The bottle is shaped into a head of a doll which sounds creepy but it isn't, it's one of the coolest perfume bottles I have ever seen and available at the store.

Burberry Brit. Can't wait to try this out! :)

I also picked up a couple of the famous EOS Chap Balls/ Lip balms. These are not available in my country, at least I think so, so far I've never seen anywhere selling these babies over here in my country. So I had to get these, they are only HKD $30, which is pretty cheap for such amazing lipbalms. I recently got my first one as a present from my best friend, Abby (THANK YOU ABBY, You're the best!), who got it for me from America. I got the Summer Fruits one which smells AMAZING, like peaches and nectarines. So since I already own the Summer Fruits one, I decided to try out the Honeysuckle Honeydew and Strawberry Sorbet flavored/scented ones. I'll probably give one away to my pal though. Glad I found these at the store! :)

I took a trip down to Sasa too and I left the store with only a single item. I got the Dariya Hair Magic Sheets for Forelock. I've seen people wear this (some YouTube beauty gurus use this as well) but for some reason I was a bit skeptical that it'll hold the hair well but I was wrong, this works well and it keeps my hair away from my face and supports it firmly. Each packet comes with 2 sheets which is definitely enough for me, I bought this for the price of HKD $20.

That is all for my Shopping in Hong Kong post, I can't wait to use all my new items from Hong Kong. I'm most excited about giving away the perfumes and trying them out for myself. I'm also very glad to have found such cute hair accessories at Disneyland, I don't have to be a little girl to wear those cute accessories out, it's cool to style your hair with Minnie Mouse hair accessories...very cool ;)
Don't forget to leave me a comment on your favorite Disney movie/show and if you have any Disneyland memories, I'd love to hear about it too! :)

Have a wonderful day!
OH! And I almost forgot, it's finally the first day of December. Happy December to everyone! Countdown to Christmas~

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