Monday, 30 January 2012

January Valentine's GlossyBox

Hi lovelies :)

Woke up this morning and asked my lovely boyfriend if there were any post because I knew my GlossyBox had been despatched! But he came up with a letter (that is for him) which I felt slightly disappointed since everyone has their boxes. Anyway, he gets ready for work and once he opens the front GlossyBox was sitting outside my doorstep!

Having the special edition for the December box last month wasn't exciting enough...they made the January Box another special edition (in hot pink!) in time for Valentine's day next month :)
This box is full of sweetness...the card, the heart sticker and...a GlossyBox sweet! I love all these little detailing, it definitely makes it special.
So...what did I receive this month?

1. Eyeko Skinny Eyeliner (RRP £9.50)

2. ORLY Nail Laquer (RRP £6.96)

3. Weleda One Step Cleanser & Toner (RRP £9.95)

4. FAB Gentle Body Wash (RRP £13)

5. Murad Hybrids Skin Perfecting Primer - Dewy Finish (RRP £29)

I'm excited to try out the Murad's Primer since it's a dewy finish which that's how I prefer. The Weleda's One Step Cleanse & Toner and the FAB's Gentle Body Wash will be in my travel bag for the 2 nights that I am staying in London this Sunday! The nail can always do with another one :) I actually made a count of my nail polishes...I hav now got 78 polishes including the ORLY nail polish! I'm such a junkie!! But all in all I can't wait to use everything except the Eyeko eyeliner in Plum...I always wear black!

Anyway, how do you like your GlossyBox this month??


JanBan x

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Versace Cruise Collection for H&M

Heyy Everyone!

I woke up this morning to a package from H&M...the Versace Cruise Collection!!
The collection was sold exclusively online on the 19th January 2012 and me...NOT an early bird...I slept through and by the time I checked...everything was GONE! I was slightly gutted but I only wanted the shower towels from the for me and one for my boyfriend. Anyway, H&M posted on Facebook the Saturday saying that they increased the quantities so I quickly made my purchase! It's the first time I ordered from H&M and it took them a week to get the package delivered!
I love the pink & blue colour theme on this collection...there were a couple of dresses that were so cute but I didn't buy them in the end...I normally wear a lot of me & vibrant's just not me...

Have you made a purchase from the Versace Cruise Collection for H&M? & What did you buy??

On another note, I am going London on the 5th-7th February!!! I'm going IMATS on the 5th! I've never been before and I've always wanted to go! I can't wait!!! Is anyone going IMATS this year?? I'm soo excited!!! :D


JanBan x

Monday, 23 January 2012

Chinese New Year

Hi guys~

Just wanted to wish everyone:

Happy Year Of The Dragon! 恭喜發財, 新年快樂!!

Wish I was in Hong Kong or China and celebrate it traditionally there and see all the beautiful decorations they have!
Red pockets for me and my boyfriend from my parents :) I've put them under our pillows for good luck haha!

Anyway! Has anyone broke their new year's resolution? I guess it can be an excuse for people who celebrate Chinese New Year to re-new their new year resolution or actually thinking of one now! LOL but anyhow, I broke one of my resolutions now about being healthy! Guess I will start again and be more organised this year!

Take Care!

JanBan x

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Urban Decay Naked Palette 2

Hello Everyone!!!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend so far! So, I woke up this morning to a package and instantly knew what it was when I saw the Debenhams bag =D It's the Urban Decay Naked Palette 2!!! I have been so excited since I first saw it on YouTube where the US has grabbed theirs first in December! Finally, the Urban Decay Naked Palette 2 has hit the UK! I asked my friend to check in town, but the sales assistant said it is only on the Debenham's website until mid-February where it hits the stores. I made a order instantly!!! I was anxiously waiting for the next few days!!!
Anyway, you may have seen SOOOO many swatches of it already but here's mine anyway!!
Urban Decay Naked Palette
[Without Flash]
[With Flash]
*From Left To Right*
||Virgin|Sin|Naked|SideCar|Buck|Half Baked|Smog|Darkhorse|Toasted|Hustle|Creep|Gunmetal||

Urban Decay Naked Palette 2
[Without Flash]
[With Flash]
*From Left To Right*
||Foxy|Half Baked|Booty Call|Chopper|Tease|Snake Bite|Suspect|Pistol|Verve|YDK|Busted|BlackOut|Naked Lip Junkie||

They have done it again! At RRP £36, I do feel it's worth every penny. I'm just really impressed with the colours and the pigmentation of the swatches!! They are just sooo pretty!!! I can't wait to experiment the colours properly!!! =D I do love the new packaging of the Naked Palette 2, it's more sturdy and travel-friendly. It looks more lush compared to the old packaging. But either way, the actual product is amazing on both!

Have you got the both Urban Decay Naked Palettes??

& Which one do you prefer???


JanBan x

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Re-using GlossyBox-es

Hey everyone!~

Hope everyone is well. So I have subscribed to GlossyBox since July 2011 now and have been collecting the boxes. I don't really use them because I already have a organisation system. But I recently just moved back to my parents house and I realised that the make up that I daily use has just been scattering around. I didn't like the idea of just putting my daily make up in the box and leave it in like that. I mean, don't get me wrong, the box is pretty, but I wanted something that I can dig into. So I was playing around the boxes and had an idea...why don't I make a drawer! So...making this at 4/5am in the morning wasn't random enough...but I also asked the lovely boyfriend to head to the 24 hours Tesco to get me superglue!! Haha...and he had to go the second time round too to get more. Anyway, this is my first DIY...and I'm quite proud of the results!
You will need:

1. 4x Glossybox-es or any Gift Box

2. 2x Superglue

3. Scissors that can cut through hard cardboard

4. Decorations (I used the Ribbons that came with the GlossyBox-es)

**You may want to rearrange it first before cutting anything up!**

So...the drawer consists of a lid which is the open top part, 3 boxes which are the drawers (which means your left with 3 more lids and a box), 2 of the lids will be the sides of the drawer. I used the last box as the base of the drawer and the last lid the back of the drawer. Hope that makes sense!

Anyway...let's start with the base of the drawer. Cut up the seams inside the box which will be laid out as the actual cardboard cut-out, then cut out the flaps leaving the rectangle in the middle. The rectangle bit is the base.
Now...moving on to the sides of the drawer - you will need 2 lids for this. You only need to cut out 2 seams...not all four!!! and make sure it's the longer side that you cut basically, you cut out the long strip at the side and that enables you to insert all 3 drawers at the end. Also make sure that the other lid is the same but opposite.
Put the lids up opposite each other leaving a gap in the middle where the base should be and the long strip that has been cut off should be facing towards you. Then glue the bottom side of one the lids first and stick the base onto it.
Then using the last lid (which is the back of the drawer). Cut all the seams off which lays into the cut-out. Next step is to cut out ONLY the shorts flaps. Then make sure that the cut out fits into the sides & base of the drawers. Cut off excess - I just cut out the pink part of the other 2 flaps. Then glue the cut-out for the back of the drawer onto the first lid and then glue onto the second lid along with the base.
It now should look something like this. Then glue the 2 parts that is sticking out on the top and stick the lid onto it. This is the open top part of the drawer.
It's coming together now!!
Make sure the drawers fit in properly.
I just decorated the drawer by using the ribbons that GlossyBox provided. So any holes or any cardboard that has been cut where is visible; I just cover it by sticking ribbon along that side. I stuck a bow to make it look pretty, but you can also personalise it with rhinestones of even stencil your name on to it. Creativity is endless here!!
I used excess ribbons to make it into a loop so that i can open the drawers.
And TA-DA...finished product!!! :D
I placed all my regular skin-care products on the open top part of the drawer...the rest of the drawers is just make up that I daily use :) But of course, you can put anything into the drawers!!

I hope you like this and hope you can understand my explanation on this DIY. LOL I'm really bad at explaining things >.<

Let me know if your making your own drawer because I want to see the finished results!! Also let me know if you have any other ideas on how you re-use your GlossyBox-es!!


JanBan x

Friday, 6 January 2012


First thing first...HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas and New Year :)

Anyway, the start of a new year means January SALES!! I have been so busy that I have not had a chance to do any sales shopping except for Boxing Day...Did anyone queue up for the Selfridges sale at all?? I couldn't even get up nevermind queueing up! I got to town around 4-5pm which is so late...but surprisingly I managed to get a few things...I got the Balenciaga's L'Essence Fragrance & Vivienne Westwood's Naughty Alice fragrance giftsets :) You just can't go wrong with more fragrances in your collection!
Apart from that, I did head to Selfridges and there were still a few bags and accessories left in the sale which was quite shocking because normally everyone goes crazy over it!!! Anyway...I was just browsing around and debating whether to get something just for the sake of it and then suddenly...I saw the Alexander McQueen scarf...I just literally grabbed it straight away and didn't even look at the price. I was just so happy to find it since I couldn't see it elsewhere in the sales section. Anyway, it was just a little over half price - from £165 down to £82!! Such a steal! I already got the classic black & white scarf and to add another to your collection? Well, why not eh? So I went to the till and the sales assistant did mention that they just found the scarf at the back in the stock room and it was literally the last one! So I guess I'm quite lucky, and there goes me...a happy bunny :)
Okay, I guessed I lied about the January Sales actually...because I did buy a new toy to play with...but I just didn't go and get it myself :P Anyway it's the Blackberry Playbook!! I wanted it since it came out but I couldn't justify the price since I already had a netbook and PC...but anyway it was in the sales at Currys for £ friend works there so bonus! Got an extra 10% discount on top!! Thanks Julie :D Funny thing is, I managed to convince her to buy one and then after...she convinces her sister, Chau to go and buy one too!! :P
So now that the new year has I have any New Year's resolutions?? To be honest, I still can't believe its 2012 already...and I haven't thought of it properly yet...I guess I can think of some now! haha...


1. To blog more! I never know what to blog really, but if you have any suggestions, please comment!!!

2. I wanted to start a Youtube channel ages ago and I did start one last year...but that was a introduction...anyway it's deleted now! But I guess I can start again??? Watch out for this space!! haha

3. To eat healthier and be healthy because health is important!

I can't think of anything else now...Let's see if I can keep this up! :)
Anyway, what's your New Year's resolutions? Have you been keeping it up? Or maybe you just started like me :P haha

Oooo...Just realised...Chinese New Year is end of this month too...Year of the dragon! Time flies soo quickk :( Getting older everyday sounds depressing! hahaha

Take Care!

JanBan x