Saturday, March 13, 2010

asos haul - loving my new dress!

My order from asos has arrived! For some reason, I hardly ever buy from asos. But the other day, I was browsing the online shop and found a few gems. The obvious problem with clothes online shopping is that you can't try on the clothes, but I find that asos is pretty good in giving you an overview of what they look like. I especially like the fact that you can view the outfits on the catwalk.

The box below is one huge package, but sadly it was mostly packing material.

Inside was a dress I ordered. I also couldn't resist ordering some beauty products:

I loved this dress as soon as I saw it:
The dress on me. Please ignore the straps sticking out. I wasn't wearing it to go out, just trying it on and thankfully it fits! My face is cut out in this pic as I just got out of bed and am in my glasses.

Now, as this is a beauty blog, I'll proceed onto the products I also bought from asos:

I bought the Illamasqua blush in Tweak

It's highly pigmented, so I only use a tiny bit with an extremely light hand. It gives a 'just in from running in the cold' flush look to the cheeks, which I love! Here is a swatch on my cheek:
I also bought Pixi waterblush in no.1 and Pixi moisture tint gloss in no. 12

The water blush is a liquid stain that gives a rosy tint to the skin. I found that it was quite difficult to blend, and had to be extra quick when applying it. (or else I ended up with two red splotches on my cheeks)

Hand swatch of the waterblush:

The tint gloss was really thick, and quite messy to appply. Lip swatch of the tint gloss, a natural colour:

All in all, I'm really pleased with the haul, and am looking forward to wear the dress somewhere!


  1. Everything you have is beautiful! The dress is gorgeous!!!!!! =) And the blush looks really good on you! :D I love tinted glosses, they are a lot lighter and have a balmy feel :) Very pretty!

  2. WOW that dress looks beautiful. How does the bottom look like? I'm going to go check that site out right now. I love that dress.

    The blush is a pretty color. Looks nice on you.

  3. the dress is so pretty on you ><!! mei and i nominated you for an award on our blog~

  4. I found the ASOS dress. It's so lovely but I don't think I'm going to get it. It looks really good on you though [as I said before].

    Does Skinfood give out samples online? or only at stores? I don't see it if it's online. I don't think there is a Skinfood store in California. =(

    Thanks for recommending the MAC liner. I'll try to go to a MAC counter and look at that liner this week.

  5. its a lovely dress! looks gorgeous on u

  6. love the dress, it looks great on you!! the blush looks very pretty too. i've always wanted to try Illamasqua products. they look so nice! xx

  7. Intersting blog!will deff come back to
    I never really bought anything from asos cause i am worried about the quality! is it still wearable after few washes?

  8. Loved your blog. Readers might also be interested in another article I found, about beauty and dry eyes. It can be found at this website:

  9. I love everything u got, ur dress, blush and tint gloss, they all look so pretty esp.ur dress it's really lovly and u look great in it^^

  10. Thanks for the comments everyone! Serena, sorry I don't think skinfood give out free samples online. I forgot you were in the states! I tried looking for some spare samples that i might have, but sadly couldn't find any. Missy Hii, I'm not sure about the quality of the Asos dress. At the moment I've only worn it out once, so don't know what the quality is like after a few more washes. This is the first Asos dress I've bought.