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If you haven’t already known, Bath and Body Works is in Singapore! This is so exciting for me because I’ve been familiar with the brand ever since I was a teen back in Middle School. It used to be precious back then because the only way to get it is if you were in the states for summer. Everyone would have either a warm vanilla sugar body spray or a sweet pea one hidden in their lockers for after P.E. Back then, I remember telling my Dad to get the body spray for me (partly because I wanted to be like everyone else) and he got the one in cucumber melon which I think is now a discontinued —–> Read More

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I hope you’re having a great weekend! With the new year, I think now is a great time to spring clean our makeup collection. This keeps our expired make-up in the bin and totally room ready for whatever is on our make-up wishlist! Besides getting our bins ready here are a few of my tips to keeping your collections tidy.

1. Sort out your make-up

When it’s time to take my collection for a little clean through, I begin sorting my make-up. I have one pile for blushes, foundations, lipsticks etc and the last pile will be for make-up I can’t use anymore. It’s sort of like when —–> Read More

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You totally need to watch the video and I seriously can’t agree enough. I’ve never really talked about my weight and to be honest, I’ve never been the skinny girl or the girl with perfect legs and arms. I’m kind of the odd one out especially here in Singapore where I feel most of the population is stunningly skinny and the newspapers are full of London Weight Management ads and slimming centres. I’ve tried this diet, that exercise but for some reason I just end up figuring myself out and asking what in the world am I trying to do. I can’t count the number of times where —–> Read More

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Shopping online for make-up can be a lot easier than you think and there are actually many online stores that sell make-up and beauty products with international shipping. I used to shop online for make-up tons when I was in Uni – it was the perfect way to de-stress and the cheaper prices online compared to counter prices didn’t help either. I think that  when it comes shopping for make-up online, you don’t have to worry about whether it ‘fits’ – the main concern is whether the product is ship-able (perfumes and some liquids like nail polishes are sometimes not allowed to be shipped internationally by the seller) AND even if the —–> Read More

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It’s that time of the month again! Time to touch up my roots and give my hair a new revamp of color. I simply loved my experience at Organic Hair Professional so I decided to give them another visit to see how well their organic hair dyes perform. I mean, I’ve never tried an organic hair dye before, much less knew they actually existed. Smelling strong chemical laden hair dyes have always been the norm so I was really excited for this visit! By the way, I also just wanted to share with you how I book my appointments – it’s through this nifty website called Tab a Salon at www.tabasalon.com!

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Exclusively on Tab a Salon website, there is an expert corner where you can ask any beauty-related queries —–> Read More

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Today I thought I’d share some of that fun stuff in my events round-up. If you aren’t familiar, I do attend events quite often to see what’s new and trendy! With the holidays around the corner, you’re probably wondering what to get for your best friend or sister. Here’s a great guide to just that! The first event was with LUSH cosmetics. LUSH has been here in Singapore for not more than a few years and is a popular fun and natural soap and body care haven.

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As you know, I’m a huge LUSH fan. I remember in college when I would go to LUSH at least once a week in Melbourne and always walk out with a new soap or face mask. I just —–> Read More

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When I first learned how to curl my lashes, it was a disaster! The metal felt too cold and it left me wondering why would any girl do this to themselves! Fast forward to now and I really can’t live without an eye-lash curler and curling my lashes before my mascara is always a must. I don’t have lashes that curl themselves and look naturally voluminous. They’re what I call “horse lashes” – they stick out straight over my eye – just like a well..horse. I know it sounds pretty crude to compare myself to a horse..but hey it’s true. Thankfully though I’ve found out a way to curl lashes better than just —–> Read More

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Here’s a litte mid week inspiration – Pinterest Hair Tutorials. They often look like a series of step by step pictures, modelled by beautiful girls that look like they came outta your favourite magazine and they make a pretty cool time waster (or not). Here’s my top ten favourites that will make you wonder “oh that’s how they do it.”

1. The Lace Braid 

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Love this one. She looks like she came out of Rapunzel and I love how the braids wrap gently around her side ponytail. Absolutely stunning! Find more about it here.

2. Three Braid Bun

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First you look like an alien from toy story and then it transforms into a prom-able bun. Wow, —–> Read More

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Everyone does monthly favourites, weekly favourites, but how about the stuff that you keep on going back to time and time again? These are my favourite products that I can’t live without. I haven’t been able to find good substitutes in Singapore for them and I feel like they’re the best products I don’t mind going to the store again and again for them! Let’s start shall we?

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#1 Daiso Sponge Detergent:

Getting a good brush cleaner is absolutely essential to making sure you have perfect make-up every time. Clumpy foundation on a dirty brush leaves you with streaks. I don’t know about you, but I remember how hard it was —–> Read More

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I get a lot of questions asking what should I get – natural or synthetic hair make-up brushes and the answer is, both. That’s because natural and synthetic hair is useful for different functions when it comes to applying make-up and both are essential to either your personal or professional make-up kit. Here’s the low down on both and what they’re great for.

1. Synthetic Hair Makeup Brushes

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What is it? The bristles of the make-up brush is composed of hair that is synthetic and man-made. Often the hairs have a more smooth/slightly plastic feel to them. They are dyed —–> Read More

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We’ve all heard about the benefits of essential oils but usually our knowledge extends to what we can add to our lamp burner on a sunday night. Little do we know that there’s actually a difference between medicinal grade therapeutic oils and aromatherapy oils. Medicinal grade therapeutic oils like Absolute Essential go through an extensive and meticulous process so that it has medicinal uses and benefits. Aromatherapy oils (the stuff you put in your burner) usually does not go through this level of extraction and use cheaper, less integral ingredients that don’t really work.

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Dr. Bob —–> Read More

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I don’t know about you but in the fast and busy pace of today, I’m always on the look-out for multi-taskers and as a make-up artist, it’s really important to find products that are multi-use so that we can save space in our kits, and save time. Here’s three products that you can use for multiple uses and are ever so handy on the go, travelling or if you’re just plain lazy. Tsk Tsk. Jokes.

1. Superhero Stick Foundations

Any foundation that you use can be “doubled up” to act as a concealer. What a concealer really is, is just product that has concentrated pigment, more concentrated than your foundation so —–> Read More

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I can’t believe it’s that time of year again! Bring out the christmas cookies, the tree from the attic and those dusty decorations. It’s time for the holidays! Who doesn’t love a good gift but even better getting the right gift for your loved one . Here are not only some gift giving solutions but a wish list of my own (not to say anyone is getting me anything :p) but who doesn’t love imagining what to get? Plus, I thought it would be fun to show you why and what I’m currently eyeing!

It was love at first sniff with the Philosophy Eternal Grace EDP. It reminded me of my first perfume I ever had which was from Zara. I don’t —–> Read More

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Honestly, I had no idea what to expect. I was requested by some lovely viewers to do this tag video. Basically, you’re supposed to put on you make-up without glancing even once at the mirror. Although it seemed like an almost impossible feat, I decided to go ahead and do it anyway! By the way, excuse my lazy dress sense today. It’s Saturday and I just wanted to chill and make a video and it was cold. Hehe.

I’ve done my own make-up everyday now for at least three years so maybe it wouldn’t be so bad. I managed to go through foundation in a breeze and only really expected trouble with the lips and eye-liner. But —–> Read More

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So there’s this tag going around especially in the UK about how much our faces our worth. Well, we all know that the answer is “priceless”, but basically what you do is add up the prices of all your daily makeup products. Man, I feel like I’m getting my weight checked. I’m probably looking at around a hundred buckaroos since I’m open to using a mix of drugstore and department store makeup. I’m horrible with my money. I’m not too much an avid fan of getting new clothes (I don’t like trying them on at the store ..too lazy) but when it comes to make-up and food, it’s like, where did it all go? Let’s do some number —–> Read More

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I wasn’t born lucky in the sensitive skin department. I’m horribly prone to break-outs from reasons like a simple change of weather to a bit more stress. That being said, I’ve been an expert in covering up pimples and zits so here are a few of my top tips. I thought it might not be great to show you blemishes on my face so I decided to just “talk” about it. :)

#1 The Best Concealer for covering Acne is…

The best concealer to use for acne spots or blemishes would have to be a balm or cream concealer with decent coverage. My favourite is the M.A.C studio finish concealer that comes in a pot because it is so —–> Read More

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Matching undertones, textures and complexions ought to be one of the most important things you need to know. If you want to match your skintone successfully or get the right shade of lipstick, you’ll have to be able to match your undertone, to avoid looking like a cakey mess, you’ll have to match textures and to keep yourself from piling up the make-up, you’ll have to match complexions. But if all this sounds pretty foreign to you, then fear not, this will sure to have you looking flawless and gorgeous in no time.

Matching Undertones:

If you’ve just started make-up, —–> Read More

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Little do we know, there’s a bunch of awesome tools online that can help us explore more about make-up besides catching up on your favorite blogs and youtube channels. Here’s a list of my favorite make-up related websites that not only can show you what make-up works best for you, but also how to get that shade you need even before walking into a store (and even in the comfort of your own home).

1. Makeupbee (http://www.makeupbee.com

Makeupbee is something a little new. It was first introduced to me by a good friend in it’s early stages but it has grown into a whole (and pretty awesome) makeup community. If you hate clicking multiple links just —–> Read More

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I think you can pretty much guess that hot pink and I go together like peanut butter and jelly. It’s my favorite color (no really?). It’s a color that’s so befitting of my personality – pretty loud, girly and strong. I love it. I’m always on the hunt for a great hot pink, and it’s the one color I always ask for when I’m getting my nails done at the salon. It’s pretty much an expression of me.

I bought this baby – O.P.I La Paz-Itively Hot – quite a while ago and it has been such a favourite that I had to share. Matte nails is a pretty old trend, it’s probably been —–> Read More

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Here’s a question that I get often and something that I remember being confused with back when I first started getting into BB Creams and that is this:
What is the Difference between a BB Cream and a Foundation?
Simple. There are many differences. A BB cream can be used as a make-up base or a very sheer foundation at best. It’s major selling point is that it is a make-up and skincare product, so it tends to have more skincare benefits than a liquid foundation does. It also provides less coverage.

Therefore, a bb cream and foundation differs most in these areas:

1. Coverage – BB creams provide less coverage than can a —–> Read More

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The world of beauty can be a little crazy. Sometimes, it goes beyond crazy rainbow lashes from Shu Uemura or sci-fi theater effects into current trends like these which I found quite interesting to share. I don’t suggest you wear these out because you’ll probably gain more than a few weird stares but if you’re like Lady Gaga, maybe you won’t mind at all.

1. Paperlife Eyelashes

This is taking fake lashes to the next level. I saw these babies at Sephora in Singapore and wondered when I could ever wear them. They might even be equivalent to those sneaky heels you bought this weekend —–> Read More

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We’ve all been there. At the end of a long day at uni, or work, we either have a bad case of the oilies or our blush or lipstick has now faded. Even better, a hot date is waiting for us tonight and there is just no way that we can beat the rush hour and head home first. Thus, there’s always a reason to bring along a few make-up items in a small pouch in case of any hot mess emergencies. I thought it would be fun to open up my little make-up emergency kit and show you my top tips and items to touching your make-up throughout the day!


It’s pretty packed in here, but seriously for good reason. The key is to —–> Read More

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I’m sure we all remember our first night out with the girls. You’re a little nervous because you don’t know what a club will be like, you’re not sure if your dress is a little too revealing but I think most of all, you’re worried about your make-up. To be totally club – proof, your make-up has to survive a few hours of dancing in a crowded room with loud music and lots of people. It’s not going to be easy. So, here’s my top three foundations to wear and a few tips to keeping flawless for a good night out. I’m not a serial clubber but I do go out with my girls every now and then. By the way,  that’s me and —–> Read More


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My hair has a life of its own. When I’m sad or feeling tired, my hair seems to flop down and appear flat but when I’m awake and energetic, it instantly volumizes itself. Weird. But the point of this post is here. I am much flattered to say that the number one question I receive on the blog and on YouTube is what I do with my hair. It’s often a question I appreciate but one that I kindly ignore because well, there’s not much to say. I’m really doing this post because I need to document that I did answer this quesition and why not to do it over the blog (and maybe make a —–> Read More

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Today I thought I might blog about something quite special to my heart – my favourite makeup brands and why. Being a beauty blogger means trying out a myriad of products – bought and sponsored – but I have to say these brands that I’ll list out below have got to be some of my favourites. It’s not only the quality of products that enable them to make it to this list, it’s also the association of their brand but most of all a special resonating ring that it has in my heart when I purchase one of their products that no other brand can strike a chord with. Call it a brand review, call it anything. Let’s get started!

* P.S: I’ve also listed hits and misses from each brand. Click on the —–> Read More

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We’ve all been swept away by the power of advertising – whether the world is trying to sell us pillows in place of mascaras. I’ve always been a fan of analysing, browsing and looking at print to tv ads and because I have a gigantic passion in make-up, I thought it would be cool to do a post on the coolest makeup ads I’ve seen by far. In this unconventional post, I will be keying out a few worthy and unique makeup campaigns that will be sure to have you putting on those running shoes to visit the nearest store.
1. Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipstick:
Watch this!

*If you can’t see the video, click your re-fresh button! If not, here’s —–> Read More

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Let’s face it. We weren’t all blessed with the inherent ability to Photoshop. I know I wasn’t. I’ve used it once or twice for class, was a bit familiar with the layers, but in totality and in all honestly, I’m Photoshop hopeless. There are just too many buttons to press and I end up chasing my tail anyway. But, as a beauty blogger, it’s almost a necessity to make a few graphics introducing contests, events or giveaways or as banners or blog stickers. Thank the beauty blogging angels up there; I have found a way around that. In this post, I’ll be giving a beauty blogging tip on how to skip reading Photoshop for Dummies and start exploring Microsoft PowerPoint as —–> Read More

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I’ve had a few personal messages of late from wonderful people just starting blogging. Just like many of you, they wonder what it’s like to be a beauty blogger and if I have any tips to start them off. So, I created this post to help everyone who wants to blog beauty, blog it well.

First off, it’s not as glamorous as most people think it is. They have this perception that beauty bloggers are vainpots with makeup stashes as tall as Mt. Everest. While the latter may be true for some of us, most of us work hard for what we do. If we do get invited to try something out say at a spa, we aren’t relaxing away and enjoying the —–> Read More

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If you take two lipsticks and two different people, you’ll have four different looks, not two. Why? Because makeup looks different on different people.

Today, I’ve grabbed one of my best friends, Danielle, to show you what I mean. We decided well not really decided, it was sort of on a whim, like all the things we do, and we thought it would be cool to reach out of our comfort zones to try on different lipsticks. Although we are pretty similiar people except I think she’s more of a social butterfly than I am, you’ll notice that she’s a cooler tone and her lips are totally different from mine. We’ll take the same —–> Read More

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I just wanted to tell everyone that Illamasqua is now available in Melbourne, Australia! Illamasqua is known for their beautiful blushes, and pigmented shadows. The whole brand carries a dark, theatircal and mystical aura, even down to its slogan “Make-up for your alter ego”. From the website, Illamasqua states that it’s roots are from a dark 1920s club scene with a heavy emphasis on make-up for film and theater. Dramatic, emotional, dark, bold, Illamssqua emobodies all of these traits to create a very seductive and mysterious brand.

You can now find Illamasqua at Myer! Myer is the —–> Read More

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Whenever I swing by a LUSH store Australia, I always grab a copy of The Lush Times. This newspaper of smelly goodness is a directory of all the products that LUSH will offer for that season including new items and items that are very much loved by you and me. So, I’ve decided that since many of you aren’t in Australia or aren’t able to grab a copy of The Lush Times, I thought I might bring it to you online.

Here are my favourite picks from The Lush Times that I thought were pretty cool. I bought a giftbox from Lush a while back and I was going to give it all away to one person but I thought that breaking up the prize would be an even —–> Read More

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It’s common to see our vanities stocked with products from the department or drugstores, but little do we know that your local grocery shop can carry a few beauty secrets too. Here are a few ways to put some household products to good use whether it be using a hairdryer to “iron” out wrinkles or using baking powder to substitue your whitening sessions to save a bit of loose change.

1. Egg in your..Hair?

An excellent hair mask that you can make at home can be made out of eggs. Raw eggs. My good friend, Rinku, used to do this all the time and when she told me this —–> Read More

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So we all want to be updated and in the loop of what is hot this season. With Spring onboard, we’re looking into more color to tease the drab of winter away (especially this winter). Here are some Spring 2011 Makeup trends that you might want to try certified by Vogue and Harpers Bazaar that I thought were pretty interesting as well as a few collections that are for sure spring note-worthy!

BEAUTY TRENDS

1. Bolder Lips

Nude has always been pretty much in but this season, try going for bolder lips like fuscia, red, or hot pink. To tone things down, I like to take a powerful lipstick and then lightly dab the color onto my —–> Read More

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I got a little request a while back by the lovely Jay, asking:

 

Jay has been with me since the very beginning so of course anything she asks I do. Haha. Check her blog out here: http://feistyskies.onsugar.com! and this is a great question for all of you wondering what exactly is the difference between the drugstore Maybelline Dream Matte Powder and the department store MAC MSF Natural. Simple, really.
From a consumer view, Maybelline Dream Matte Powder compared to the MSF Natural…

1. is much lighter on the skin

2. has a lot less coverage than the MSF Natural

3. has a —–> Read More

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Thought I might do one of those blog blog..entries today that doesn’t concern a product.  I’ve been doing people’s make-up lately for Meld Mag but I’m not sure I can post pictures on my blog because it is for the magazine, but I did my friends makeup for her dance show so I decided to do an LOTD entry! I believe this is my first LOTD entry :)

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Face: I mixed Skin 79′s BB Diamond Collection Cream with Maybelline Superstay just to get her shade, then used my fingers to apply the foundation onto her actually perfect skin. I used MAC’s studio finish concealer on —–> Read More

I still spy a little white overcast, but without the flash it totally matches my skin. It probably is my horrible camera though (thanks for the heads up Sarah love!) Flawless though :)

xx Roseanne

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I visited the Topshop makeup stand @ ION and I must say, it’s quite a selection of products – lip glosses, eyeshadow trios, tints, bronzers, blushes and lots of nail polishes. All of the blushes were sold out before I got there but I have to say the makeup packaging is quite the adorable. I couldn’t take many pictures so here is one:

But I did sneakily note down a price list for all of you interested. Most of the things were 13 dollars, it’s affordable and there is a promotion – something along the lines of buy $60 worth of Topshop stuff, with at least 1 makeup item.. —–> Read More

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I thought I might blog about my current makeup collection through a series of photos. Watch the video for more in depth review! I don’t have as much makeup (i think) as some people may think I do simply because I often sell or if I can’t do that, I will throw it away if I don’t like it. Thus, it’s changed quite a bit since my last update. Enjoy!

Current set up in Melbourne..

My Everyday Brushes…

Various stuff :)

Palette’s Galore!

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Roseanne —–> Read More

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Kiyoko and I infront of Taka’s store but I went to Ion for the below review..

For all of you too busy out there to catch a glimpse of the new set-up for Urban Decay’s Launch in Singapore, here I am to save the day. Well, not really. The launch at ION wasn’t as fantastically awesome as I envisioned it to be – no people dressed as urban decay primer potions, handing out urban decay primer potions and little cupcakes with urban decay sprinkles (what a dream :)) – just regular sephora sales assistants wearing the same black shirts but with the words UD stamped on their backs —–> Read More

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I was requested by the lovely Laura or Spinnelrain on Youtube who asked the following:

Confronted with the same question when I first decided to purchase the MAC Mineralized Skinifinish Natural, of course I wanted to fufill this request.

Right off the bat, in my opinion, you shouldn’t substitute the MAC MSF for the MAC Blot Powder. I can’t say which one is better because they’re both my holy grail powders, I can’t choose one because they’re for totally different purposes. I wouldn’t set my foundation without the MAC MSF and I wouldn’t have an on the go touch up powder —–> Read More

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Disclaimer: this website did not tell me to post this up.

Ever wanted to order from maccosmetics or from the sephora or nars website but couldn’t because you weren’t in the states? Well, I was browsing youtube and went on a channel who was the owner of www.sgDrugstore.com and they do special request orders from various US websites and will quote the price – you just give them the list of what you want and they will quote the price – converting it to sing, including shipping and international taxes etc. It’s such a great website!

That means you can have your urban decay, —–> Read More

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Sorry I’m probably spamming your inbox at the moment but this is for treehouseglory and anyone sort of confused on how to use Windows Movie Maker to edit their videos. Thought I might help and address your concerns. I know the video quality is poor, but I didn’t really know how to do it any other way, I could use screencast, but it wouldn’t upload and I couldnt change the frame size. ANYWAY, hope this works and hope it helps you.

If it doesn’t that means i’m uploading it on youtube on another account..so wait a moment pls! :D

I really hope the video works…GO TO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8ho3LUuyak

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