Sunday, September 30, 2012

GRAND OPENING: Cute Dumpling Online Store

Hello beautiful! My online store is finally open. :)
Please check it out :D

I will be adding more handmade products sometime this week so please bear with me. FAQs aren't updated yet and will be up soon!

If you guys have any questions, please leave a message directly at the store under INFO then CONTACT or just leave a comment here. :)

For payment methods, I only accept PAYPAL. If you don't have one, it's easy to sign up and it's free. :) 

I hope you guys have a wonderful Sunday! :)

Friday, September 28, 2012

e.l.f. Cosmetics Disney Villainous Villains Makeup Book - LIMITED EDITION

Have you guys heard about the e.l.f. Cosmetics Disney Villainous Makeup Books? They are only out for a limited time and not sold online.  I grabbed my lot last week and also bought some to sell. :) I will be having a blog sale sometime this week maybe before my online store opens or after. Stay tuned lovelies! :D

Left to Right: Cruella, Evil Queen and Maleficent
I love all the makeup books! I have a lot of makeup palettes already and this certainly will be added in my collection. :)
Each book includes a step-by-step guide for villainous makeup for both day and night. 

8 Eyeshadow Colors
2 Lip & Cheek Color Pencils
1 Eyeshadow Primer
1 Liquid Eyeliner
1 set of False Eyelashes
1 adhesive glue
1 mirror




I just wish they would've made an "eyeshadow palette only" instead because the rest of the items in it are becoming repetitive.
  I will be providing the swatches for these colors soon. Sit tight! ;)

Did you guys buy these makeup books as well? :)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Glossybox USA: September 2012

Hi gorgeous readers! 

I couldn't wait to post this month's Glossybox USA. I am impressed that the box arrived in a timely manner. What caught me by surprised is that there are 3 full size products in this month's box! :D 

Let's take a peek shall we? 

What's inside the September box:

1. OC8 Professional Mattifying Gel (FULL SIZE)
This innovative mattifying gel lets you get control of your shine all day long. Clinically tested, this one of a kind gel keeps shine down while helping you achieve a fresh flawless even tone look. For All Skin Types
Price: $30/1.6 oz.

2. MISSHA M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF 42 (FULL SIZE)
Hailing from Korea, this Blemish Balm, also known as BB Cream is a multi-tasking powerhouse for the face. This multi-use cream provides light coverage, soothes, protects and moisturizes. 
Price: $29.99/1.69 oz.

3. KRYOLAN FOR GLOSSYBOX Moisture Rich Lipstick in GLOSSY pink (FULL SIZE)
Treat your lips to a creamy, long lasting lipstick enriched with Vitamin E to stimulate and hydrate your lips. This perfect pop of GLOSSY pink compliments all skin tones and lifestyles.
Price: $14/0.14 oz.

4. GK HAIR Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner (SAMPLE SIZE)
Shampoo: Nourished with plant extracts, this superior smoothing shampoo will purify and moisturize your scalp and hair.
Conditioner: This gentle moisturizing conditioner puts the finishing touch on your tresses and leaves your hair smooth, radiant and revitalized.
Price: $20/10.1 oz. EACH

Overall, I'm soooo happy with this month's box. I've been wanting to buy the MISSHA BB Cream and luckily I waited this long that I didn't have to buy it! This month's box is totally worth it. I'm also loving the Glossy pink shade lipstick. ;) I guess that's what I'm wearing later on. ;D Ahh! I'm gonna try all the products later.. Haha This is the first time that I will be trying all products the same day. I can't wait! <3

Have you guys received your beauty boxes yet for this month? :)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

myglam (ipsy) & Birchbox: September 2012

Two beauty boxes came in yesterday. I came home quite late last night so I didn't get the chance to post them up. 

myglam changed their name to ipsy. They said that it's much better than the old one. 
~Samples are personalized with shades just for you
~Connect with other women you trust
~Share your own beauty looks on
~Win prizes with more giveaways than ever

The name comes from the Latin word ipseity which means "sense of self" or "individuality". Pretty cool name but when I was trying to google the name ipsy, what I read from urban dictionary was "i'll pimp slap you". -__- LOL!

Here's what's inside ipsy's bag this month:

- jane. Sparkle Gloss in Sparkle Pink
- Carols Daughter Monoi Repairing Split End Sealer
- CIRCUS By Andrea's Choice Nail Color in Tightrope
- Mirabella Eye Colour in Semiformal

Pretty cool stuff this month. :) Nothing to complain about. :D

What's in this month's Birchbox?

-BVLGARI Mon Jasmin Noir
- Color Club Birchbox Custom Polish in Insta-This
- Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Beauty Balm SPF 25+
- LiQWd Professional Volumizing Catalyst
- twistband Birchbox Custom Lace Hair Tie
- $25 gift card for on Madewell purchases of $75 or more
- LiQWd Volumizing Shampoo & Conditioner

This month's Birchbox isn't impressive enough for me. I've been getting a lot of their twistbands and who knows how many more they are going to give. :/  I really hope they wouldn't send anything like this anymore as a sample and give room for other products that we can try. Happy enough though that I got the BVLGARI perfume since I've been wanting to try it. :)

That's all for now. Have a good week girlies! ;)

10 more days 'til my shop opens! :D 


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Sneak Peek: Cute Dumpling Shop

Hey everyone! :) How's your weekday so far? Mine has been usual (very hectic). I know I haven't been updating my blog for a few days now and took a quick "me" time to blog about my upcoming online store.

I'm only posting two of my handmade items for now as a teaser ;)

I know definitely you guys have seen these bracelets around.

I have more designs and you will see them as soon as the store opens. :D 

Gotta go for now again..I have a bunch of reports to do! :) 

Stay beautiful lovelies! ;)

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Glossybox USA: August 2012

Glossybox for August 2012 is here. Yes, it's September but I don't know why they kept sending the box at the end of the month? Anyway, a quick announcement: I've added a countdown widget on the sidebar to let you guys know when my online store opens. :)

What's inside the Glossybox in the month of August?

BIOLAGE ExquisiteOil Replenishing Treatment
-This treatment is a versatile serum infused with a Moringa Oil Blend. This ultimate potion gives instant shine and weightless replenishment to all hair types.

-The lightweight and long-lasting lip products come in three fabulous textures; creamy lips for a matte finish, milky lips for a gloss finish and glazed lips for a touch of color. They are paraben-free, loaded with Vitamin E and blend into the lips leaving them soft and conditioned.

ILLAMASQUA Nail Varnish in Radium
-Award-winning extremly hardwearing and chip-resistant, there's an Illamasqua Nail Varnish for every shade of humanity. Apply two coats for extra intensity. Make a statement and talk with your hands!

-This high powered vitamin C complex helps smooth out lines and wrinkles., fights environmental aggressors and keeps your skin moisturized, nourished and protected. Apply mornings and evenings.

TOUCH IN SOL Feel like Honey Moon Skin Base
- Apply this fantastic primer after your skincare routine and before your makeup. Its honey texture firms and revitalizes the skin and allows for a better makeup application.

I was surprised that they included the Illamasqua nail polish in full size! :) I've never had a nail polish in that color before. I am excited to try it on. :D I'm also intrigued trying the rest of the products in the box. I'm out of primer and good thing there's one in the box. I will try it ASAP.  :)

That's all for now. :) 

Anything interesting that you guys received for the August/September subscription box that you guys have? :) Link me.. :D

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Haul #9: Sasa Mini Haul

September is here!! I can't wait for Fall season. :) My schedule has been really hectic lately. So much homework to do. >.< I only have two classes that are in class and the rest are online. It's much more work than actually being in a class physically. -_- Anyway, with this little bit of spare time again I am blogging about my mini haul from SaSa. I seriously need to franchise this store and have a branch here in the U.S. ;) 

I bought some face masks and my oh so favorite mask for my hair. :D
I've never tried the FaceQ brand before and hopefully I will like it. I bought three different masks: Caviar and Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Mask, Grape Seed + Green Tea Mask and Peony, Snow Lotus and Sake Yeast Whitening Mask.
Caviar and Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Mask $11.80  
What it says:
Face Q Caviar and Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Mask contains Caviar as one of the main ingredients, it has a very rich amino acid, vitamins and minerals providing your skin with moist. And the other ingredients hyaluronic acid, having a small processing technology that make the hyaluronic acid molecules easier to penetrate into your underlying skin and make you skin brighten and supple. This pattern of the mask is a diamond pattern, it can penetrate to the underlying skin quickly and have a total repair, moisturizing and replenishment.

How to use:
Put the mask on cleansed and toned face. Leave it for 20-30 minutes and peel off. If some serum is left, gently massage for better absorption. No rinsing is necessary. Followed by usual skin care products. 

Suitable for: All Skin Type/ Dry and Delicate Skin

Peony, Snow Lotus and Sake Yeast Whitening Mask $14.60
What it says:
Face Q Peony, Snow Lotus and Sake Yeast Whitening Mask containing peony and snow lotus as two main ingredients. This two ingredients have the effect of anti-aging and dull dilution. After using this product, it can make your skin soft, white and glossy. This pattern of the mask is a diamond pattern, it can penetrate to the underlying skin quickly and have a total repair, moisturizing and replenishment.

How to use:
See above

Suitable for: All Skin Type/ Dry and Delicate Skin

Grape Seed + Green Tea Mask $12.90

What it says:
Face Q Grape Seed + Green Tea Mask with a unique micro-emulsion technology turns nourishment into micro-emulsion particles that are smaller and easier to penetrate into the skin, improving moisture replenishment. Made from 100% wood pulp with silk, the mask fits your facial contour perfectly, rapidly infiltrates moisture for the skin. It leaves your skin supple with natural radiance.
Grape seeds contain proanthocyanidin, a powerful antioxidant that prevents the skin from the formation of wrinkles as well as loss of lustre and resilience resulting from damage by oxidation. Besides, D-flavanoids, found in grape seeds, have synergistic effect with collagen and elastin, making the skin shiny and resilient, and preventing premature wrinkles and skin spots.

How to use:
  • Unfold the mask delicately.
  • Place the mask on the face starting from forehead and nose bridge, and stretch to fit the rest of the face for a perfect fit.
  • Gently lift two sides along the jawline for the lifting action.
  • Relax for 15-20 minutes while pressing the mask softly to enhance absorption.
  • Remove mask and dap the excessive serum until complete absorption.
It comes with 10 masks in each box. I say, the price is good. :) I've been hearing a lot of raves about these products lately and I want to give it a shot. :D

Essential Ultra Honey & Shea Butter Hair Mask $9.60
I cannot stop raving about this product. I should've done a review of this but oh well. :) I bet you guys have heard about this product anyway. This mask makes my hair oh-so-soft. I love the smell too! :) My hair has been through a lot. A couple of years ago, I'm in my experimenting stage and I like to change my hair color constantly. This mask saved my dry, dull and brittle hair. Now, I don't really color my hair anymore but if I do, I usually dye it medium brown or dark brown. :)

What is says:
Essential RICH PREMIER Ultra Honey Hair Mask is formulated with 3X more high purity honey and milk protein to protect and strengthen. It provides intensive care, especially to the last 15 cm of hair, which is prone to dryness, tangles and split ends. Hair is left soft, elastic and easy to manage. The mask gives a scent of flower and fruit. It is added with shea butter, a repairing and moisturizing ingredient, to make hair extra smooth. Sunflower oil leaves a protective layer to keep hair soft and moisturized.
The product gives untamable hair a smooth and manageable feel.
Recommended for use 2 to 3 times a week. 
How to use:
  1. After washing hair, gently dry it with a towel.
  2. Apply an appropriate amount to hair (it is recommended to apply a table-tennis ball-sized portion to medium-length to long hair).
  3. Leave on for 5 minutes before rinsing with water.
I normally use this twice a week and only at the ends of my hair not the roots.  I really wish they make this in a huge tub. :P 
That's all for now. :) Gotta go to class! :D
Hope you guys are having an awesome day. 
What face masks and hair masks are you guys using?