Thursday, 22 August 2013

Loving the DIOR VERNIS Cherie Bow Nail Glow


Ladies, if you do not want to pay the salon price or simply cannot sit down for a long period of time in one place then I have found a rescue product for you! The Dior VERNIS Cherie Bow Nail Glow is buzzing on my hands!

As recently got engaged to my boyfriend, I finally came to the point that I have to do something about my nails to make it presentable for my engagement ring (I still feel bad just feel sorry for the ring have to stick on my hand). Feelunique currently got sales on this moment, I thought that you cannot go wrong with-I mean...literally no colour!  However, despite the price tag of £16.2, it is totally worth it! I have a lot of nail polishes, most of them are different sorts of pink and red, then blue or green for the summer. I realised that with the amount of the cooking, moving or simply taking the labels off, I am in need of low-I mean very low maintenance nail products. This nail polish just blowed my socks off! It still no colour but does magic things to your nails, which highlighted the pink tip on top of your nails and made the white bits even brighter. Overall, my nails looks healthy, pinky and shining! After two hours baking, still working as a treat!

It is pricey, but think all the time and money you spend on paint your nails in lovely colour, and following day the emotion you have to run through when you found a chip, then you have to walk around all day with a chipped nail-errr...
I am in love with my cherie bow... :-)       

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Please respect Professional Poker Players' Career

I, once again, acknowledged comments about what pro poker players really about and what they do!!!

Today, I have send an email to my gym instructor to apologise that I cannot make the session as I need to work, she replied enjoy "at work" :-)

Two years ago, I define poker as gambling. Still, it is certainly gambling but now I learned it is much more than that.

First, I just want to clarify the poker players here specifically pointed at tournament players, I do not have enough understand and experience to talk about cash players.

I have worked in a 9-5 job just like majority of people around me for years, so I certainly understand the pressure and feel trapped in front of the desk with that computer. However, I would like to point out few things about being a poker player in real life you may not know about:

1. Yes, you do not have to work 9-5, but you have to be on time for all the tournaments. Once they have seated, no matter it will finish 3am or 4am in the morning they physically will not be able to move. "leave work early" means quiting and losing money. Normally, they have dinner break for an hour then depend on the tournament structure it will be a 10-20m every two hours on average.

2. They get opportunities to travel to the places all over the world and this definitely very attractive to everyone, but yet they are facing the problem like limited time at home, less time to be with their family and friends. (my partner and me are finding in fact it is very hard to keep friends and be able to socialise as we will not be there to organise anything most of the time).

When they do travel, they do not just all staying in a five-star hotel and eating in the fancy restaurants. They indeed find sharing accommodation with the locals and cook for themselves.

3. Poker players daily route is different - they came home late and as you can image they will be sleeping in the morning. However, just like the rest of us, they sleep, eat and then play poker. They do not have weekends off as during this time it will be the time attract more players, and more players means more money in the pot to win. Therefore, no you can compare this job as some roles like working in the service industry as you are the busiest when others are on holiday.

4. If you consider typing or doing office work is a skill, why playing poker is not? In this industry, you simply will not be able to survival if you are not making profit. The competition is extremely high, plus you need a very strong heart and clear brain to know the difference between play well or play lucky.

5. Image the responsibility to have your business, every poker player is directly related and effected by themselves. Let us be honest, if I have to work 8 hours in an office, it is not too hard to sneak a facebook break or online shopping break when no one around, right? Poker players have to stay focus every seconds during the 10, easily can be an 12 hours period. If they do not, they are out.

6. When people know you are playing, they always trying to be nice and say good luck to you. Luck is certainly an elements in poker, but different from recreation players (people play for fun not money), poker players need to focus on the long-term goal. Everyone get lucky once a while but you cannot get away with that all the time, and when other people get lucky, you are unlucky.

7. It is common for people who know how much you win in an tournament to get jealousy ( I am too). Look at their bankroll make us feel our annual salary is nothing. However, I swear that  you will be surprised if you know how much they have to spend each month to be able to carry on what they are doing. From an outsider, we always see what is come in, rather than what goes out.

8. Pro players need to be able to handle the low time, this is an essential and critical moment in their career. If you work in regular job, as long as you physically there, at end of the month you will see the cash come in your account. If poker players cannot see things straight or not confident in themselves, then it is very easy to quit. So next time, when you are cheering for someones winning, please ask yourself to think about how much they have lost in order to make this far.

I am not trying to describe how horrible being a poker player here. However, I want to tell others please respect this career and people who doing this as their career. Every job has its own advantages and disadvantages, something you like about it and something you hate. Poker is the same. They work hard for their money, we should simply respect that.

Next time, when you meet a professional poker player in the bar drinking, please do not think they must be so rich and spending all their winnings on alcohol, maybe they just like one of us, having an regular drink and a good time.

A Different Nail Enamel For Sensitive Skins by Clinique

It is Happy Clinique time!

This new nail enamel cannot come a better time-just perfect for the summer with the little white dress!

I would like to focus the review of the quality instead of the colour as I only purchased one of 18 colours. However, personally I like the colour range as it includes the usual colours (pink, red, purple), then dark colours and also blue, yellow and green-so you certainly will find a one suits you!

The shade I got is hot date which is a limited edition.

The nail enamel goes smoothly, dry quickly and more importantly less smelly. I am not sure if this is common but my boyfriend complaints all the time when I apply my nail polish on-he thinks the smell is horrible. I am not sure about it is specifically targeted to sensitive skin, but of course if you are finding most of the nail products irritants you, then definitely give this a chance. I am not good at to do my nails at all, but this one I feel quite confident. 

The only disadvantage is that the packing is really small, and of course it is pricey. 

ps. Billards currently have promotions-buy two colour products and get a lipstick and mascara for free, all in a lovely sunflower bag. I will updates with photos soon once I can find better lights. 

Monday, 10 June 2013

Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation Review

I have always been a big Giorgio Armani Foundation fan and I am sure most of your reading this post are. Therefore, it was a fairly easy decision to buy this new foundation-even though I found out I paid double the price in Paris (not a happy factor). 

Please see comments below:

A formula that is easy to apply with unified distribution, and covers imperfections
-I am so not sure about the applicator. I am not even sure if I like it. The liquid is always exposed in the air, cannot be good for keeping it fresh. Plus, you just use it to drop on your face/hands, so what is the difference really?
An ultra-fine oil-pigment suspension that perfects the complexion, instantly igniting skin’s natural luminosity. A water and powder-free base.

An unforgettable and unique texture created by patented Fusion Technology. The Fusion makeup technology delivers the thinnest colour film that blends perfectly and corrects skin imperfections without buildup. 
-It is indeed very light and consider the texture of it, the coverage is decent.

Application Tips:
• Shake the bottle and put three drops in the palm of your hand.-See, it still goes on your hand, so no difference from  any other applicators.
• In rapid and fluid movements, spread the foundation out from the centre of face to the edges. Make sure to concentrate the application in the centre of the face where most imperfections are found.
• Blend from the centre of forehead to the temples, from the nose, across the cheeks towards the ears, and then from the chin, up along the jaw line

• Blends into skin on application: 100%*--Better than normal but 100%???
• Easy to wear, you forget that you are wearing make-up: 100%*-I have to agree, it is light and airy. 
• Easy to apply, gives rapid and perfect make-up result every time: 98%*--Not again please!
• It’s a pleasure to use this make up product: 95%*--So as many others, it is the foundation matters, not the packaging!
• Natural make-up result without make up feel: 95% *-Agreed!!!
* Tested during one week by 60 women aged 20-50, with all skin types except extreme ones.--You need to test it to price $62, right?

I am currently in Las Vegas with 44 degrees weather, although I am not always outdoors, this foundation certainly has hold my face up. I have combination-oily skin, so anyone with similar skin type could give it go. However, I cannot help myself notice that there are places (near my eyebrow and nose) have flares, so I would not image this will be the best solution for dry skin. It is a summer foundation to me, but to pay $62 again when you can get other foundation under the brand name for less-it is a question you have to ask yourself. If you have very good skin already then this will be suitable for sure. 

An interesting concept but not a mind-blowing product. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.  

The plan ruining your plan?

I was going to join the pilate class this morning after breakfast but found out all the places have been filled up, so I have to come back to do something else. Instead I just stayed in my room to make sure that I can make the another class in the afternoon. My plan ruining the plan?

Attending class was my initial plan but because I did not succeed, then I ended up to waste the whole day to waiting for another plan. I was thinking about this in the shower-making me wondering how many times in life we actually repeat the same thing?