~ catching up & cafe medina ~

Sunday, January 13, 2013
I had a bunch of these random photos sitting in my folder so I decided to post them one and for all! Especially since a lot of of you commented that you like my posts about "random" stuff lol Most of these were taken in December =)

Got a manicure, which is rare because I usually do my own nails but found a cheapie place and decided to go for it. I can't remember the base colour but I know the gold dots are from the permanent Sephora collection. While I really did enjoy this combination I didn't like the pearly effect of the base coat. And yes, the camera focused on the lens instead of my nails, but in the lcd screen it looks like it focused on my nails! Grr....

Finished this tube of body lotion! It smelled soooo nice (mmmmm coconut) and really moisturized my skin! Beware, it's not one of those fast drying lotions and a bit sticky so it's probably a good idea to apply it at night or when you don't need to wear pants =P I wear shorts at home.

I have a love hate relationship with this mascara. This is a very dry mascara but I find that I can put on a lot of layers very quickly instead of waiting for it to dry AND it holds my curl very well! Cons are that it flakes a bit and if you don't curl enough it will smudge! I'm not throwing it out yet and am trying to finish it, it doesn't flake all the time too, what a moody mascara.

Two elf products I was really disappointed with. The tm was so runny and smelled terrible while the concealer concealed nothing but I guess you can sorta maybe use it as a highlighter? Or some sort of brightener?

The super gorgeous pretty jewelry box my friend gave me for Christmas! Omg I love it! I always wanted one but never splurged to buy one, these are the best kinds of presents! It's so pretty I don't want to use it in case I ruin it, it's mostly made of cardboard and I'm so scared of putting a dent in it somewhere. (and I will probably will boo hoo)

Had a hard time taking this photo cause I didn't know where to aim the mirror at, there were no blank walls lol

I love how the pattern continues within and throughout the box too! I'm thinking of lining the insides with felt or fabric so the jewelry doesn't come into direct contact with the box.

A very disappointing tinted moisturizer. It was as sheer as regular moisturizer but smelled ten times worst. To note, I'm not particular to smells very much but I can't stand bad smells!

Another product I didn't like. Actually I was going to make a "didn't work out makeup" post with these items but I guess I got lazy and decided to insert them into this post hahahaha This lip tint stained my lips unevenly and the stain lasted very long, too long in fact =( I like my benefit stain much more!

o0o0o0o Saw these at T&T on sale and had to have it kekekeke I'll try to take pictures when I'm making them =3

My new facial wash. It smells a lot like Eccotique spa if anyone's been there. Really heavy lavender scent, not that I mind. This product doesn't contain sulphate to create lots of bubbles so it only produces a gentle lather. I do like it but I prefer my Yes to Tomatoes face wash more, it was able to take off my olive oil makeup remover in one go.

My mum bagged up some of our manga because it was taking too much space in my brothers room hahaha I think we still have the more frequently read ones out.

I was going to do a post on Cafe Medina but I guess I'll do a very short version here. As we all know I am terrible with taking photos of the actual cafe so I have no photo of that. The drink above was a lavender mocha and it tasted horrible. It sounded so nice but the lavender was too bitter and overpowering, it tasted like really raw lavender. I didn't taste any mocha =( I guess this drink was too strong for my taste buds.

I had the La Senta and when it came like this I got nervous. I'm not very good at putting my food together, in fact I'm not good at it at all! So I had some difficulty eating this but the ingredients did turn out very nicely. I slathered some olive oil covered avocado onto my biscuit then some egg and prosciutto. I didn't eat the tomatoes or use the vinegar and olive oil mixture (does anyone know what that is called?) The bf had a sandwich which wasn't bad. Perhaps I ordered the wrong item but I won't be coming back to Cafe Medina anytime soon.

My mum and I were super obsessed with these chocolate bars, I think we bought more than 20 within this Christmas season.

So far 2013 has started off stressful with sorting out my school schedule and perhaps planning a family trip for the spring. I usually enjoy trip planning but since I really need to focus on school I see it as a chore now, boo. Hopefully when the time gets closer I'll be able to enjoy it more!