Monday, 27 February 2012

The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful's First Blog Giveaway

OK, so I haven't on here in a while, and I am deeply sorry guys, but if you're following my personal blog then you'll know that I've been pretty stressed out as of late...

However, there is nothing like a freebie to perk you up, so I'm here to spread word of a giveaway that's going on over at The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful!

There are a lot of items here ~ so generous!!

Yishi xxx

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Smilethroughitall's First Giveaway!

Ivy at Smile Through It All is kind enough to be hosting her first giveaway! And who does not love a bit of sparkle on their nails?

Since this giveaway is international, I will definitely be entering...maybe I can finally win something! ^^

Yishi xxx

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

[OOTD] Valentine Outfit

Hey there! Happy Valentine's Day for those of you that celebrate it! ^_^

Today, I went to my college's Formal Hall, and since it was a formal occasion, I got to dress up! If you want to see photos from it, then check out my diary post, but anyhow, here is my outfit:

With college gown, and without...

I'm wearing the Fatal Dress by Wolford, which is an "opaque, seamless tube for an individual style. Can be worn as a skirt, top or dress. Sensually soft, made of exclusive Velvet material." I came across this at the Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet during my summer internship in Liverpool, and fell in love with it straight away. Luckily, the dress was 33% discounted at the Outlet! :)

You can do a lot of cool stuff with this dress:

But obviously this video is there to try to get you to buy more than one colour... T_T

If you only have one colour, then your options are limited, but so far, I've been able to turn this into a ruched mini dress, a respectable length dress, a mini skirt, and a pencil skirt. Maybe I'll do a showcase post in the future? ^_^

Anyway, this is the first time that I wore my Albano heels out, and they definitely got a lot of attention!

I kinda ran out of time and also don't actually own/use any foundation/BB Cream so kept my face bare but moisturised. I curled my eyelashes, added eyeliner, a flick of Dior's Diorshow Waterproof and a pair of false lashes from the Eylure Natural range. For the eyeshadow, I just used L'Oreal's Infaillable 027 Goldmine and left my lips blank. None of that really shows in this photo, since it was taken at the end of the night (and I have huge shadows under my eyes >_<) so oh well...!

Anyway, goodnight, and as always, comments = love love! :)

Yishi xxx

Sunday, 5 February 2012

[OOTD] Snow Day

Hey there, remember when I told you about the shorts and boots that I bought a few posts ago? Well, I finally got a chance to wear them today, and guess what? I teamed them up with each other!

Song of the day: This Is War by MBLAQ (a little depressing but pretty beautiful ^^)

If you've read my diary post, then you will know that today it was a super snowy day in Cambridge, and that I had a lunch date with some friends! I felt like it would be nice to wear a shirt that I'd bought over Christmas and to dress it down with the shorts and boots. Here's what the overall outfit looks like:

Customary mirror shot.

Necklace: Pearls from China
Tank top: Primark
Shorts: Bay
Boots: Office

Eeek, didn't realise how creased the shirt was!

You can see the detail of the shorts better here. The boots have a four inch heel, and were 17% of the original price! Thank you January sales!

My outerwear: Coat from China
Accessories: As seen here

I'll do a post soon about the coat that I bought - it's pretty awesome as it's a 2 in 1 in that you can remove the fur lining and wear that as a separate jacket! :D

I was going to post about the coat earlier but I broke my camera whilst taking some photos of the coat... :(

Anyway, that's all for now! If you have any comments or critiques then do let me know! ^^

Yishi xxx

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

[Review] No7 Beautiful Skin Day Cream for Dry / Very Dry Skin

Oooh lah lah, my first review! ^^
No7 Beautiful Skin Day Cream for Dry / Very Dry Skin gives rich, intensive hydration to instantly nourish, energise and smooth for flawless make-up application.

No7 Beautiful Skin Day Cream is the second and final step to complete your Beautiful Skin routine, through perfect moisturisation. With three formulations to suit every skin type, Beautiful Skin Day Creams lavish skin with TLC to hydrate, energise and balance.

With the added protective power of SPF15 and 5★UVA technology, the multitasking moisturisers help skin fight the harmful effects of the sun and keep you looking as young as possible. There’s also a range of night creams for every skin type, too, for truly tailored skin nutrition 24 hours a day.

RRP £12.50


The packaging was a simple design which looked like it was going for functionality rather than something that would look pretty on your shelf. I like the pastel colours on the box and product jar.

The consistency of the cream was medium: not too thick, but not runny either. Personally, I prefer my creams with a heavier consistency as I tend to associate that with a higher emollient content and with a higher degree of luxury. There was also a slight floral fragrance, but nothing too overpowering.

Upon application, the cream felt light, non greasy and was quickly absorbed by my skin. My skin felt softer, smoother and even glowed, but there were still a few dry patches on my lower face that meant I had to re-apply the cream two or three times (and even added my own moisturiser on top). My cheeks and upwards are less dry than my lower face so one application of the cream was enough.

I have been using this for the last couple of days! It's softening effects survive the strong air conditioning unit in our lab, lasting until the afternoon and only then do I feel as though I need to re-moisturise. Can't test the SPF 15 effects right now since it's going to be a looong time before we get any sunshine here! -_-"

Finally, in terms of price, at £12.50 this is one of the more expensive high street day creams on the market. Boots give out £5 vouchers for their No 7 range every now and then, so I got mine with one of those! ^_^

Rating: 3.5/5

Yishi xxx