Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Dusk & Canada Trip

Peaceful night tonight...I took this shot on my balcony. It's been  months since I played with my camera. I promised myself that after the Spring sem is done, I will go out and take more pictures. Now that summer is almost here, it's time to do some shots again! :)

More news about my upcoming trip next week:

I'm leaving for Canada next week (Tuesday) with the boifee. This is gonna be my second time visiting there. I have an older brother living up there and we're visiting his fam. Last time I was there was two years ago I believe and didn't get to do much because it rains a lot in Vancouver around Spring time. Since I'm soo used to the SoCal weather, I was freezing there. I even got sick when I was there! LOL. 

Definitely this time I will be visiting the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Looking at the photos, I'm already oooh-ing and ahhh-ing. The scenery is breathtaking! 

To my Canadian readers/bloggers, any recommendations on where to visit up in Vancouver?


And oh before I forget, don't forget to enter my giveaway here It will be ending soon! (May 31, 2012) Good luck!   

Monday, May 28, 2012

REVIEW: Tresemme Split Remedy

Hello lovely readers! Tonight, I'm writing a quick review about the Tresemme Split Remedy Shampoo and Conditioner. I received samples of these a while back and decided to purchase the bigger bottles. I was wrong for purchasing these!! >.< 

What it says:
Shampoo - Tresemme Split Remedy Shampoo gently cleanses and strengthens to keep hair healthy and manageable and reduces split ends up to 80% after just three uses. This unique formula, with our innovative Reconstructing Complex, actually binds split ends and keeps working to fix damage and bind splits as they occur. Hair is left looking salon fresh  -softer, smoother and easier to style. 

Conditioner - Tresemme Split Remedy Split End Conditioner provides moisturization for dry, damaged hair and reduces split ends up to 80% after just three uses. This unique formula, with out innovating Reconstructing Complex, actually binds split ends and keeps working to fix damage and bind splits as they occur. You'll notice your hair looks smoother and less frizzy so you are able to create healthy-looking, smooth and polished styles- just like after a fresh cut.


1. It smells good.
2. Reduced split ends.

The BAD:

1. Smell doesn't last long. After a few hours, my head started to smell like the "sun". If you know what I mean.
2. I started noticing I've been losing a lot more hair than before. May it be while showering or brushing my hair. I've never lost this much of hair before! 
3. Hair is more brittle than ever. 

1.5 stars - just because of the smell and how it actually reduced my split ends.

Will I ever purchase this product again?

Will I recommend this to product?

I am really disappointed of what it did to my hair. I guess I have to either go back to Pantene or Herbal Essences. I'm not even going to bother to finish the rest of the product. I'm scared of more damage it will do to my hair.

How about you guys?
What's your favorite shampoo/conditioner?

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

April Favorites ♥

I finally want to share to you guys my April favorites. :)

 April Favorites:
1. Bath & Body Works Paris Amour PocketBac anti bacterial hand gel
-My friend was the one who actually introduced me to this.. We were at a restaurant and suddenly I smelled something really good and asked her what was it. Then she showed it to me.. Gotta get it! lol I love the smell!
2. Maybelline Baby Lips in smoothing cherry
- I got this one from Hong Kong last time I was there. I didn't realize until I came back that the Baby Lips here in the U.S. are different (packaging wise). Here in the US, they have a plastic cap that covers the entire lip balm but the one I have has a small cap up top. Why I love this lip balm? ~ It's because it really moisturizes my lips without that heavy feeling on my lips. It's feels lightweight.. ;) Love the smell too :D
3. Biore Pore Unclogging Scrub
-This is a deep cleansing scrub with salicylic acid acne treatment (oil-free). I've heard so many good reviews about this product and actually gave in last month to give it a try. Oh my! I am so happy that I did..After about 3 washes, my pimple that was near my nose were nowhere to be found! Such a miracle isn't it? This baby is going to my HG products.. ;) It also keeps my face smooth and clear of pimples. To be honest, I've never experienced an acne problem in my life. I get a pimple or two and that's about it. However, I do suffer from brown spots or sun spots near my eye area. An aesthetician recommended me to put retinol at night and target the brown spots. I haven't tried it yet but soon I will. Then, to my horror, I visited my dermatologist and she told me that I have a few facial warts. Her recommendation was to have a laser treatment and told me that it will form a scab for a few days due to the treatment and eventually will fall off. I am reluctant to have this procedure since I've been reading some stories that some patients have developed lesions after any laser treatments. If anyone, have the same problem as I do, please please please recommend me something that will remove these warts away. :( My friends don't notice that I have warts but I'm very conscious when it comes to my face... :/(sorry this one is a lot longer than the others...got carried away again..lol)
4. Natural JUJU Moisture Aloe Toner
-I got this toner when I was in Hong Kong as well (Sasa) I love that beauty galore lol.. This is suitable for oily and combination skin and is made of 100% organic aloe. The toner feels like water to my skin. It doesn't sting or whatsoever. I feel refresh after using it. It keeps my skin balanced and it's fragrance-free! :)
5. Studio 35 Beauty Latex-Free Cosmetic Wedges w/ Vitamin E
- I love love love these cosmetic wedges! I've tried so many brands out there and I finally found my favorite! How does it differ? Well, these ones are a lot softer than the ones at Walmart and Target. The ones I used before feel so tough and not as smooth as these. Also, these wedges contain Vitamin E to which I don't know how much Vitamin E is in it, but I don't really care about it anyway hehe.. I bought these from Walgreens and now I'm definitely will be coming back for more after I'm done with this batch. ;) 

By the way, I've heard a lot of great reviews about the beauty blender cosmetic sponge. Have any of you tried it? Let me know ;)

Have any of you tried the products I mentioned above? :D

Thursday, May 17, 2012


Hi gorgeous readers!!! ♥ :)
I am having my first giveaway... ;) YIPPEEEE!!!
 Today, I have reached 61 Gorgeous Followers! Most likely to some of you, this is nothing...hehehe ;) But this means a lot to me.. :D I hope to have more readers in the future. 

~keratinPERFECT Perfect Cleanse Keratin Enhanced Shampoo Brazilian Hair Smoothing System
~keratinPERFECT Perfect Silk Keratin Enhanced Conditioner Brazilian Hair Smoothing System
~Studio Gear (SG) Complete color Intensely Professional Lipstick in Cinnabar (Click here for the swatch) AND DON'T WORRY I'VE NEVER USED IT.. LOL I'VE ONLY USED IT TO SWATCH IT) Also, my hands were clean when I did the swatch.. ;)
~SKIN FOOD Black Sugar Mask Wash off
~THE FACESHOP Mini Pet Perfume Hand Cream (this was in my haul #2 Click here if you want to check it out) This smells yummy by the way.. ;) Smells like mango..
~ Miss Beauty Nail Bling


Must be of 18 years or older to enter.
2. Follow me on GFC (Google Friend Connect) located on the right sidebar.
3. Leave a comment on this giveaway post with your current email address (The one you check regularly.. I have to let you know in case you won right? ;) ) Also, check your spam folder. I might be thrown in there when I email you. LOL

Bonus entry giveaway opportunities:

1. Like Cute Dumpling on facebook (2 extra entries) located on the right sidebar
2. Follow me on twitter (2 extra entries) located on the right sidebar
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4. Post this giveaway on your blog with a link back to this giveaway ( 4 extra entries) (include the link in your comment here so I can check ;) )
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I will ship the giveaway internationally, so don't worry. ;) However, I do not ship to P.O. Boxes.

 THIS GIVEAWAY WILL END ON MAY 31, 2012 at 11:59 pm. All entries submitted after the deadline will be VOID. 
Winners will be chosen RANDOMLY.
The winner will be notified as soon as a winner is determined and the winner should respond within 48 hours with contact information or another winner will be selected. 


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

My Facebook Page IS UP!!! :D

Hey everyone! This is just a quick announcement that my facebook page is up.. ;) Nothing much to see right now but I will be adding pictures there soon..

Would love to see you guys there!


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Hong Kong Dec 2011-Jan 2012

Hello my gorgeous readers! My finals are done and now I would like to share where I spent my Christmas holidays. I know it's a super late post. >.<


I forgot where was this located but we ate seafood here in this area.
Geoduck on the far left and far right. I forgot the ones in the middle.. lol

And the rest of the food I didn't bother to take pictures.. i was already hungry! ^@^
The Peak
The Peak
Langham Place Shopping Centre
My fave!


Shopping again..

I just have to take a picture of this.. This is a restroom.. It's soo clean!

HoneyMoon Dessert

I love street food!

Great wine!
BBQ at bf's home
Bf got it for me! Happy!! ^_^
I was scared lol!
Tian Tan Buddha in Lantau Island
They have pups there too!
$25 HKD..That's about $4 USD..It's pretty big..

Hong Kong style waffle! My fave!


My fave out of all the desserts at HoneyMoon Dessert
Huge cotton candy..
I'm pretty much dead tired here. I look hideous!
Lastly, I would like for you guys to meet my bf.. LOL We love ZARA
My bf ~ we've been together for 8 years now.. ;)
 That was a longgggggg post of pics! I hope you guys enjoyed looking at them. 

PS: We don't have to move anymore!!! I'm sooo happy!!

Now, I have to unpack the boxes.. *sigh*

Have a great day!!