Tuesday, 20 September 2011

September GlossyBox

It's the time of month again where I receive my GlossyBox with full of surprises :) I do feel, however, that this month is a tad late even though I subscribed since July - So you would think that I would receive the box earlier compare to people who subscribe later than me. Not only that, the boxes now charge an extra £2.95 for postage & packaging, but I do still think it's worth the price.

To cut to the chase, this month, I received...

1. Dead Sea Spa Magik Salt Brushing (2x Samples - RRP £12)

2. Green People Fruitful Nights (Sample - RRP £14.95)

3. HD Brows Eye&Brow Palette in Vamp (RRP £19.95)

4. Neal and Wolf GLOW Super Shine Spray (RRP £11.95)

5. Plum by Mary Greenwell Eau de Parfum (Sample - RRP £60)

I am definitely really excited to try out the HD Brows Eye&Brow Palette, I have heard a lot of positive reviews about the company. If you haven't heard of HD Brows then definitely check out their website http://www.hd-brows.co.uk/

Hope you are all well and let me know if you have received your GlossyBox this month and let me know how you are finding the products. Take Care!

JanBan x

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Broken Compact :( ...Solution?

I absolutely adore MAC's Mineralize Skinfinish in Candlelight but when you drop it, it really puts you off using it again...especially when you can't get hold of another back up of it!! But sometimes when you break things, there could be a solution, let me tell you how...
The main ingredient you will need is Surgical Spirit (Rubbing Alcohol). I got mine from Boots 500ml for £4.45.
Now, because mine was pretty much damaged, I had to use something (dotting tool) to crush it into pieces.

Then...*forgets to take a picture* for easier control, I used a dropper to soak the damaged pieces to make it form into a paste.
Then simply, use (I used cotton pad) paper/cardboard/spoon anything that pretty much covers the compact and pressed firmly until you get a smooth surface.
And voila! Good as new...just got to let it air-dry for a few hours and it's use-able again. EASY!!

This method works for anything that is powder (blusher, eye shadow etc)

JanBan x

2nd Year Anniversary

It was me and my boyfriend's second year anniversary on 10th September, so we decided to go for a meal (somewhere we never been) and go shopping afterwards :) which always works out well and we get to spend quality time with each other. We decided to go to a place called The Grill - New York Street in Manchester.
Strawberry Iced Tea & Martini
Oven Baked Camembert
Garlic King Prawns
Ribeye Steak & Butter Mashed Potatoes with Peppercorn Sauce
Chocolate Fondant

The atmosphere and service was great - the staff are friendly and helpful. The food was exceptionally good as well, definitely on the pricey side but now and again for a treat goes down well :)

Now...my mini haul :D
YvesSaintLaurent Rouge Volupte - 01 Nude Beige (RRP £22) | BareMinerals Quick Change Brush Cleaner (RRP £10) | Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector 01 Rose Shimmer & 02 Apricot Shimmer (RRP £15 each)
MAC 226 Small Tapered Blending Brush (RRP £19) | MAC 214 Short Shader Brush (RRP £18.50) | MAC 211 Pointed Liner Brush (RRP £16)


JanBan x

Sunday, 4 September 2011


So me and my two friends went to London today to visit. We got the coach at 6:30am so we would arrive there at 11am. When we finally got to London, we first headed to Camden Town since we have never been there before. Camden Town has 6 markets filled with stalls, shops, bars and restaurants. It was definitely a eye-opener for me since we don't have anything like that in Manchester. It was a 100% thumbs up for me despite the dreadful weather even though it did clear up in the end.
Unfortunately I didn't take much pictures on the day as I was experiencing the London-life and absorbing the culture. Anyway I did manage to go to Forever21 in Oxford Street, I have been to the Birmingham's Bull Ring before. My verdict? Well the store in Oxford Street does not compare to the one in Bull Ring. I remember when I first went to the Bull Ring one and not knowing where to start, where to look at whereas the one in Oxford Street seems smaller and not much choices compared to the Bull Ring. But either way, I still love Forever21...& London!!! <3

JanBan x

Thursday, 1 September 2011

imomoko Package

I've been quite ill this week, but the only thing that cheered me up is that my imomoko package arrived the other day! For people who doesn't know what imomoko is...it is a company that specialises in Japanese & Korean beauty and skincare products. I used to order from Sasa but when it arrived, it charged me Custom tax :( so then after, I ordered from Imomoko...it's affordable, reliable and quite fast delivery considering it's overseas (9 Days) - also well packaged! I do order from ebay as well only if it is cheaper or that I can't get the product from imomoko.

My Beauty Diary Masks in Chocolate Truffle, Aloe & Bird's Nest | Face Q - Ocean & Aloe Mask | Simply SexyLook Super Moisturising 3D Duo Lifting with Aloe Vera & Q10 | Simply SexyLook Duo Lifting with Yogurt extract & Berry essence

(All the above have 10 sheets in each box)

Ishizawa Labs Mangosteen Brightening Peeling Gel | Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers | Laneige Water Sleeping Pack Ex | Vess Wave Face Roller | Noble Cosme Facial Wrapping Mask | Juju Aquamoist Hyaluronic Acid Essence

As you can tell, I LOVE Asian beauty masks!! nothing compares to it!
Let me know which ones you like and recommend!

Take Care!

JanBan x