Hello my lovely peeps!  When you read this blog post, I will probably be bleeding from the surgical incision from my mini op.  Damn, I wish I was having something “glamourous” like plastic surgery but alas, it’s not even remotely close to that.  I have a blockage in my salivary gland… Yeah, how boring is that, right?  I won’t be emerging with new eyelids or a lovely new nose or big boobies…I will just have a swollen mouth for days which means I can’t eat.

Anyway, enough boring chat from me and let’s have a look at this week’s Beauty Bites post.

My 1st DSLR :  First up, please welcome my new toy!  Like OMG!  This is the best early birthday present EVER!  (Psst, my birthday’s this coming Monday!!)  Yes, the Husband got me a Canon 650D because I have been looking at improving my photography skills – all for the sake of this beauty blog!  It is the bomb dot com.  I know a lot of beauty bloggers say that it is not necessary to have a DSLR to have great photos…but I can really see the improvement in my pictures already.  It’s a super amazing camera and I could go on all day about it!  I was gutted to discover that 4 days after we bought it from JB Hi Fi, the price dropped by $200…but apparently, you can get a backdated discount…but guess what?  We lost the freaking receipt!!!  Anyway, just a side note – I am officially on a shopping ban because of this exxy purchase so no more hauls for a while.  Le sigh.

Laura Mercier Power Couple :  AKA Laura Mercier Foundation Primer + Laura Mercier Oil Free Supreme Foundation (courtesy of PR)!  Super duper love!  A full review will be coming shortly but I thought I’d give you all a sneak peek.  I don’t know what it is but I have stopped using BB creams at the moment and I have turned into a Foundation Queen!  Love love love foundation!

I Love Katy Perry :  There you go!  I said it on my blog so it is now official!  I don’t know what happened but I was never into Katy Perry or her songs and then when she got divorced from Russell Brand, something changed.  Yep, her hair colour changed a lot…but there was just something different about her.  I thought she looked sad, but she was strong too.  Anyway, I wanted to go watch her docu-movie Katy Perry : Part Of Me but I couldn’t blackmail the Husband to go with me.  I will patiently wait for the DVD.  Meanwhile, I have been playing the music video for Part Of Me on repeat and I have been drooling over the falsies she has created with Eylure.  Yup, that’s another review you have to wait for.  Review is ready! Falsies are courtesy of Eylure PR.


Lunch Break & Lipsticks :  So during one of my lunch breaks, I went shopping (this is before my ban) and bizarrely, my Husband knew exactly what I was doing!  He knows me too well!  And people think we got married because I wanted an Australian visa.  Pfft!  Anyway, I was so excited to see a big shelf of ulta3 lipsticks and I ended up choosing this magic green lippy (it’s not green though because it comes out pink-ish) and a matte black lippy.  Ahhh, I still have to swatch it but look out for it on LipStalker.

Daiso Delights :  Just a teeny tiny shopping haul from Daiso.  I bought chalk to see if I can chalk my hair and make it colourful like the Kevin Murphy Color Bugs and I bought a new eyelash curler just because I couldn’t splash out on the new Shu Uemura Gold Eyelash Curler so I bought a Daiso Gold Eyelash Curler instead.

That’s me over and out.  Are you still enjoying Beauty Bites or is it time to say bye bye and return to my usual posts?  Let me know please 🙂  And please send me your positive vibes so I can heal real fast and get back to blogging ASAP.

19 Comments on Beauty Bites featuring Canon, Laura Mercier, Eylure, Ulta3 & Daiso

  1. Dustyn
    16/08/2012 at 12:13 pm (5 years ago)

    I am loving the beauty bites! Hooray for hubbies and DSLR’s! Wish we had a Daiso, they sound magical. Hope you heal up quick 😉

    • Ling
      17/08/2012 at 3:44 pm (5 years ago)

      @Dustyn, Yay, thank you Dustyn 🙂 And I am sure you would love Daiso too!!

  2. Jess @ Miss J. Shopaholic
    16/08/2012 at 3:20 pm (5 years ago)

    Ooooh I just got the Canon 650D as well!!! How awesome is it?! Hope you’re feeling ok xx

    • Ling
      17/08/2012 at 3:44 pm (5 years ago)

      @Jess @ Miss J. Shopaholic, It is AMAZING! Did you get yours on a good deal? I am still trying to figure out what each button does but it’s so fun!!!!!

  3. Sara-May
    16/08/2012 at 8:01 pm (5 years ago)

    Hooray for a new dslr! I reviewed both those lippies in my recent ulta3 lipstick review!

    Please don’t use those chalks in your hair, they’ll strip it of moisture and they’ll damage it, and they won’t be pigmented enough to show up… You need artist chalks from the art store.

    • Ling
      17/08/2012 at 3:45 pm (5 years ago)

      @Sara-May, Yes, I saw them 🙂 Sexy!!!! 😉

      And oh no…bummer…okay, best not play with it then because I don’t want damaged hair. Thanks for letting me know 🙂

  4. javi
    16/08/2012 at 9:17 pm (5 years ago)

    after I saw you post I went directly to Daiso to get the golden eyelash curler. I just lost my old one and I went to Priceline to get one, I spent almost $20 in a eyelash curler that makes my eyes cry because it hurts them!! I was thinking to get the famous Shu Uemura until I saw this…and you know what? I really like it!! it is so good and so cheap that I´m totally happy!!
    Thank for the advise!!

    • Ling
      17/08/2012 at 3:46 pm (5 years ago)

      @javi, Yay Javi! So happy that I helped you save money 🙂

  5. Tine
    17/08/2012 at 4:04 pm (5 years ago)

    Ooooooh new camera! Me likey! 😀

    • Ling
      17/08/2012 at 4:25 pm (5 years ago)

      @Tine, Yes, I have joined the DSLR bandwagon and I love it!!!!!!!!!

  6. coco
    19/08/2012 at 2:58 am (5 years ago)

    yes yes yes i love your beauty bites. 🙂
    you know what, i really planned to steal this idea to fill in the gaps since i don’t update my blog that often now. it’s not as easy as it seems!

    • Ling
      19/08/2012 at 8:40 pm (5 years ago)

      @coco, Yay 🙂 And yeah, it’s crazy but it’s actually much harder to write Beauty Bites than it looks 😛

  7. Milaseer
    19/08/2012 at 7:39 pm (5 years ago)

    Hello my favourite blogger DumpLING! 😀
    I’m so relieved you’re ok from your operation – I was wondering why you were so quiet from Instagram 🙁 I knew there had to be a totally serious explanation 🙁 Whewww! I’ve been looking for a DSL Camera for a long time but I never really knew where to start or who to believe, but I’m going to copy you and get one like yours! If you say its good then it must be good! How much are they do you mind me asking? Because I want to get one in the next few days 🙂 By the way, I LOVE beauty Bites so keep it coming!
    Also I hope you heal up really quickly 🙂 We LUVVV you!! 🙂 heheheh

    • Ling
      19/08/2012 at 8:43 pm (5 years ago)

      @Milaseer, LOL, I would love me some dumplings right now 😛 And yeah, I’ve been a bit quiet trying to recover and heal quickly to get back on track 🙂 Will definitely be Instagramming a lot tomorrow because it will be my birthday hahaha!

      And I love my Canon 650D – but it cost around $1200 – for a twin lens kit…and then don’t forget to add on memory card and camera bag so it will add up. I did look at other cameras too and the Canon 1100D (I think) is so cheap at the moment – like half the price. Definitely worth checking it out. Let me know what you get 🙂

      And love you tooooooooo xxx

  8. Eden-Avalon
    22/08/2012 at 4:29 pm (5 years ago)

    Which lens did you get? Aaah! We’re camera siblings! I have the t4i (the American name) as well, with the 18-135mm STM lens! Eee!!

    • Ling
      23/08/2012 at 8:18 pm (5 years ago)

      @Eden-Avalon, Hi 5 to my camera sister 🙂 I have the 18-55 and 55-something??? HAHA…not entirely sure as I am a DSLR noob 😛

  9. Lorraine
    30/09/2012 at 7:59 am (5 years ago)

    I think the chalk you brought cant use to chalk your hair. You will need soft chalk instead.

    • Ling
      01/10/2012 at 12:29 pm (5 years ago)

      @Lorraine, Yes you are right! That chalk will ruin my hair 🙁

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