Review: Mistine Maxi Black Liquid Eyeliner

♫ Bruno Mars -That's What I Like

You know what I like? Eyeliner. Liquid eyeliner.

After years of swearing by Japanese eyeliners, I think I might have found their match - at a much more affordable price point to boot.


D.I.Y. - Panasonic LX5 Camera Rubber Grip Replacement

♫ Macklemore - Glorious (ft. Skylar Grey)


My trusty Panasonic Lumix LX5 has been with me for about 7 years now, and as you can imagine, it's been through a lot. It's a battle-scarred warrior that has seen its fair share of vacation scenery (although these days I rely a lot more on my phone to take photos when travelling), events, selfies, and product shots. Understandably, wear and tear happens, especially on the softer parts.

Review: 3CE Pot Lip in #RED and #CORAL

♫ SEKAI NO OWARI - 花鳥風月

I've always been a sucker for roses, so even though I'm not a huge fan of potted lip balms, this 3CE Pot Lip range was calling out to me ever since it was released.


Luckily for me, I managed to catch 3CE's worldwide free shipping event about a month ago, and these (tiny) babies arrived from Korea within a week. (EMS shipping is awesome, you guys.)

Pokémon x Its' Demo Cosmetics Haul

清水翔太 (Shota Shimizu) - Love

As a huge fan of Pokémon back in the 90's and 00's, I watched the animations, played the game (on an emulator), and collected a bunch of merch. So imagine my excitement when I got wind of the new Pokémon x Its' Demo collection, which not only includes cosmetics but also stationery and household items. Long story short, when the collection launched online in May, I quickly placed an order through a Japan-based shopping service to get several items, which promptly arrived at my doorstep two weeks later.


I know you're here to take a peep at what I snagged from the collection, so let's cut straight to the chase. These are the items in my Pokémon 💓 Its' Demo haul:

Welcome to LauraLeia.com!

Whoa.

I finally got my own domain!

My inner voice is rolling its eyes and saying "About time."

Anyway, it's finally done, and I'm proud to announce that www.lauraleia.com is now up and running!


What took me so long to get a .com?
Procrastination. I probably should've gotten it back when I was still actively blogging and attending events, but at that time I simply didn't see the need to put money into getting a domain, and didn't have the resources to do so.

Why lauraleia.com?
Well, at this point, it's pretty obvious to me. Creating a brand name is important, and like it or not, the name LauraLeia has stuck with me for a pretty long time now. Might as well make good use of it. ;)

Why now?
To be honest, I decided to get this domain mainly because...
  • of kiasu-ism - what if somebody took my domain name?!
  • I wanted to revive my blogging activities and share my interests with others
  • it would help me discover another technical aspect of blogging and websites (blogging taught me basic HTML skills, haha)
  • it's the next step to building my own personal writing portfolio

I know it's pretty basic and all, but to me, it's enough (for now). Thanks for sticking around even through the long hiatus, and I hope you'll enjoy the posts to come. 

Let's Celebrate Althea's 1st Birthday! ♥

♫ 五月天 - 派对动物

Wow! Can you believe it's been only a year since Althea Korea was introduced? I was one of the lucky ones who managed to get early bird access to their online store, which sells Korean cosmetics and skincare, and until now I am still super impressed by the range of products, affordable prices and excellent customer service offered by the Althea team.


Well, Althea is celebrating its 1st birthday on 20th July 2016, and you're invited! (๑>◡<๑) From 20th to 31st July, 2016, Althea is having a whole host of great deals and promotions that you definitely won't want to miss!