BAKING IT: Christmas Cookies

By: Diemmy

Hello everyone! It’s not much a secret to my family and friends that I LOVE TO BAKE! Sadly enough, I don’t have much time to splurge over this hobby of mine but as an annual tradition, I love to bake Christmas Cookies for my family and friends as gifts. This year I decided to turn it up a notch and bake cookies from scratch rather than from a box. With this mission, I spent 3 hours baking two flavours of cookies: Red Velvet and White Chocolate & Macadamia.

After much frustration, dedication and injuries… (Yes, I burnt my thumb), I was able to see the end product. I thought it would be nice to share it with you all and hopefully this will be useful as a gift idea.

Also I hope you all have a safe holiday and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Much love,
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I could show you Incredible Things

By: Diemmy

Yes… here comes another Taylor Swift related post. After finishing up with my purchases at Sephora on the opening day, we visited Myers to collect some freebies and on the way, a worker just had to be there handing out samples of Taylor’s new perfume Incredible Things. Not only did the perfume smell sweet and fresh, but there was a promotion of the product having a 25% off and not to mention… Swift’s Blank Space was playing in the background. It was the perfect fate combination and I just couldn’t say no… despite punching a hole in the wallet already at Sephora.

So there I was… in a stiff quick decision making situation. Michelle just left me stranded and told me “You’re on your own.” Well – gee thanks Michelle. Without hesitating, I instantly said yes and went to the counter to pay for the product without thinking twice.

The Incredible Things trio perfume package consists of a scented body lotion, a scented body gel and also the perfume itself. I also scored a promotional gift, which was a mini roll on stick.

I must say I am very happy with this spontaneous purchase and despite being close to broke… I just couldn’t say no. There are many things I can say no to but Taylor Swift is definitely not one of them. Also, I am very happy with the product itself and must say that this is my favourite fragrance from all her perfumes. Fresh, vibrant and not too heavy.

Do you have a perfume that you are hooked on? Let me know as I would love to check it out! 

Much love, 
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Tarte Holiday Limited Edition Sets

By: Michelle
The first Sephora store opened in Sydney a couple of days ago and of course, Diemmy and I went to the store. I had one goal (realistically I had a whole list), and that was to purchase the limited edition sets from Tarte. And the first thing I did when I ran into the store was grab these two limited edition sets; Bon Voyage Collector’s Set & Travel Bag ($78AUD) and Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Palette ($58AUD).

I am very excited to try out the products in these sets. If you're looking for something new to add to your makeup collection, or looking for a good Christmas gift, you keep these sets in mind! Such good value for what you get!

Diemmy and I will be making detailed posts and reviews on the sets within the next few posts, so watch out for those!

Much Love,
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OOTD: Laid-Back

Michelle (left) wears;
shirt Thrifted
plaid shirt Forever21
jeans Glassons
shoes Converse

Diemmy (right) wears;
shirt Valleygirl
cardigan Korea
jeans Dotti
shoes Converse  |   youtube  |  pinterest  |  bloglovin

Review: Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream

By: Diemmy 

During the trip to Korea, Etude House had a 30% sale storewide and of course… I went around the store picking up every item I possibly could. One product that I am extremely happy that I bought was the Precious Mineral BB Cream in Cotton Fit Shade 21.

I may or may not be a bias make up user since once I find a product I tend to stick with it for a long time. But I have gone through a few BB creams and I must say this one is my all time favourite BB cream.

The packaging of the BB cream is very simple and it is essentially just the same as any other cream tube package. However, compared to most Western brands, the Precious Mineral comes with a pump making it easier for application. The pump makes it easy to access the product however; a drawback is that one full pump may be too much product.

Now onto the product itself!

Despite the shade being slightly lighter than my skin tone, when applied and blended out with a beauty blender, it really makes the shade merge in with my skin tone, giving a complete medium coverage finish.

Another plus of this product is that it has SPF 30 PA++, making it easier for those who are lazy to apply an extra sunscreen product. Not only that, the product claims to be "whitening" and as a fact, after using the product, it is evident that the BB cream does it job as I can see my face being brighter with the product on.

The consistency of the BB cream feels very light and velvety, making it easy to blend out and it covers my blemishes, pores and redness very effectively. This product is something I continue to return to on a daily basis. However, another drawback is that I find prior moisturiser or primer is needed or else the dryness of the skin will be exposed.

Overall, I am very happy with this BB cream and have been continuously using it since purchase. I highly recommend this product and it is something that I would easily return in without a doubt.

My verdict is a 4/5.  |   youtube  |  pinterest  |  bloglovin