$25 for $50 Worth of Beauty and Skincare Merchandise from DHC

Plum District is similar to GroupOn where the collective buying power lands you deals that you can’t get as an individual 😀

The Fine Print

  • Free shipping on orders of $85 or more
  • Limit 1 per person
  • Limit 1 voucher per transaction
  • Voucher is transferable
  • Voucher may not be applied towards taxes and shipping
  • Entire voucher amount must be used in 1 transaction
  • Voucher may not be combined with any other offers or promotions
  • Expires 05/22/11

If you don’t have an account, you can help me out by signing up under my referral here.

I am using the cleansing oil which is made from olive oil. It definitely feels heavier on the skin over Shu Uemura. However I am trying to wean myself off Shu Uemura as Shu has mineral oil in it 😦 I’m thinking of trying the foundation from DHC. If you have any experience with DHC’s products, care to share? 😀

Enjoy the deal!

* Not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned here.


Diamond Cosmetics Nail Polish – Cherry Tobacco

Today, February 4, 2011, is National Wear Red Day in support for women’s heart disease awareness. I decided to do a red nail despite me sporting one yesterday. Today I bring a deep darkened red.

One coat with poshe top coat.

You can see the gorgeous red shimmer in the picture. This is a one coater! Yes that is one coat on my nails! 😀 Definitely a keeper in my books. 😀

Edit: This polish chipped on me in less than 8 hours after application.

*** The above polish was purchased by myself & I have no affiliation to Diamond Cosmetics. You can buy Diamond Cosmetics here.

Barnes & Noble $20 credit for $10 at Groupon!

Besides from makeup & nail polish, another love of mine is books! Right now there is a  hot deal on Groupon! They are offering a $20 credit to Barnes & Noble for only $10  here.

FINE PRINT: Expires April 10, 2011. Limit 1 per person. Valid in-store and online. Valid toward merchandise only. Not valid toward previous purchases. Value of the purchase must be greater than or equal to the value of the Groupon. Must use in 1 visit. Not valid with other offers.

If you’ve not joined yet & want to join via my referral, my referral link is here.


*** Not affiliated with Groupon or Barnes & Nobles.

Diamond Cosmetics Nail Polish – The Naughty Intern

Today I bring Diamond Cosmetics Nail Polish in The Naughty Intern. Interesting name 😀 I wonder what type of intern will wear deep red nail polish 😉

I did some work so the nail polish shows some tip wear despite me applying this just last night.

2 coats with poshe top coat.

This is a basic red creme with a brownish tint to it. It’s nice & opaque in 2 coats & application was easy & smooth.

A keeper for me! 😀

You can buy this from Diamond Cosmetics’ website here.

*** Not affiliated with Diamond Cosmetics & the above nail polish was purchased by myself.


Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Quad – Emerald Isle

Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Quad – Emerald Isle

There will be days where I really got nothing much to say about a product. Days like these I will just do some swatch pictures & a quick review.

I want to love this. Despite my drugstore makeup purge, this quad remained with me as I moved to Chicago. I keep deluding myself that it’s working between the two of us. However I have to be honest. This is meh on me. Staying power is low to average even over Urban Decay Potion Primer (UDPP). Faded on me after six hours. Pigmentation is average over UDPP. Low without a primer.

The two colors on the right are so pretty! Which is why I kept the quad for so long. I simply don’t have a similar dupe for those at the moment. Or maybe I do & just haven’t gotten to them yet.

Conclusion: I want to keep this as this is my only pure green color palette. However, the quality is really not worth it for me. This is going into the purge pile.

* Purchased by myself. Not sure if this is discontinued but I have seen these on eBay.

Ingredients: Too tiny to be seen without a magnifying glass. I took a pic for the sake of my eyes 😛

Net Weight: .17 oz/ 4.8 g

Diamond Cosmetics Baby Bloom Nail Polish

Sorry in advance. I consider myself a newbie in nail polish application & I was tempted to skip this post. However I said I will do the challenge & so here is it.

Excuse the horrid lighting. Was busy & only just changed my manicure. However I dislike this color on me so much that I decided to just take the pictures under dismal lighting than to keep this on longer. Yes, I dislike it that much. Pictures speak a thousand words so here they are.

Diamond Cosmetics Baby Bloom Nail Polish

All three coats of nail polish with top coat over. The middle finger has 3 coats over China Glaze Glimpse (as ‘underwear’).

As you can see, this nail polish is very sheer. Even at 3 coats you can still see VNL (visible nail line). It does have a pretty pink shimmer that you can see in the last picture. Nonetheless sheer nail polish and me are like oil & water. This will definitely go into my purge pile.

*** The above nail polish was purchased by myself & I am not affiliated with Diamond Cosmetics.

Challenge to myself & swatches of Diamond Cosmetics Giddy Nail Polish

As the few who read my blog might know, I have recently been really into nail polish. As such, I’m starting to accumulate to a point where the untrieds are getting to an alarming amount. As such, I decided to give myself a challenge. I am going to do a brand per month. In fact, I might do that with my makeup starting next month 😀

Back to nail polish, the brand I choose this month is Diamond Cosmetics. This is a relatively low key brand that also produces private label cosmetics. This means that they can print your name on the nail polish that they produce. In fact some bloggers had pointed out that a certain brand had dupes in Diamond Cosmetics. Anyway that’s a story for another day.

Today I bring you Diamond Cosmetics – Giddy. This is a pastel blue that appears almost off white with a blue tint on me. Application is smooth & opaque in 2 coats.

2 coats & with top coat.

I don’t know if I like this color on me. It looks very similar to Revlon Top Speed in Cloud & Sally’s Girl Periwinkle which I will compare on another day. What do you think? Keep or purge?

*** The nail polish shown is purchased by myself.

*** Not affiliated to Diamond Cosmetics. You can buy their stuff here.