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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Contest Entry: Makemeblushhh's Gossip Girl Inspired Look

This is my very first time joining a contest. As i've told Mona, i was kinda hesitant to join at first since i'm not as gorgeous and photogenic as the other blogger ladies here. Her sweet comments convinced me to overcome that.
My inspiration: Blair's Big Bow Headband
. . . but in black 1st Outfit
^ 2-Fer Ribbon Dress from Dillard's Plaid Tights from ASOS.com Booties from Wet Seal Bag from Chanel Headband from Etsy Seller "Astraea"
^ Close up pic of headband
^ Close up pic of the dress Did u see the built-in bow in the middle? i'm ur bow ambassadress!
^ Shhh! I've got a secret! from Cosmo's Sexiest Beauty Secrets that is!
2nd Outfit My attempt to be sexy... ^ Belted Dress from Cali Boutique Now with a different headband from Forever 21...
Thanks for doing this contest Mona! ***

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Collective Haul: Wet Seal + Japanese Products

Some of my recent hauls... Ruched Pinstipe Skirt from Wetseal $24.50 ^ High waist skirt with double back slits and removable bow belt! Perfect for work! Got me some boots too! Fold Over Bootie from Wet Seal $28.50 ^ This will look great with leggings or skinny jeans! Pic from my cam ^ Decided to join the Japanese products bandwagon...all items purchased from ebay seller - japaneseproductslover ^ Mandom Makeup Removers in Sebum and Moist Lucido-L Designing Aqua Hair Curl Lotion (Airy) The seller also included some freebies with my order: L'egere Silk Essence Plus Gold L'egere EGF Repairing & Antiaging Serum L'egere Tranexamic Acid & Arbutin L'egere DIY and this from ebay seller abestlife... 28 Piece Color Professional Blush Palette $15.99 + $10 Shipping ***

Monday, February 23, 2009

ASOS Haul (Bow Dresses)

Dresses + Bows = i'm Totally Sold! The dress looks so cute on the model it convinced me to get them in both colors... ASOS Colour Block Bow Jersey Dress $48.70 - Cotton Mix Colour Block Dress - Removable belt with large bow feature - High waist skirt with pleated waist band in Navy/Light Pink in Black/Beige i'm a shawtee so the dress is knee length on me which is fine so i can wear it to work. Showin off the bow hehe! Total damage: $104.01 ($48.70/ea + $6.60 shipping) For those who haven't shopped at ASOS, here is a short intro... ASOS stands for 'As Seen On Screen' They carry the latest trends in fashion, designer stuff, makeup, and similar items that celebs wear. It's a UK-based online store but they also ship in other countries. Choose your currency on the upper right side of their webpage. WHAT I LIKE ABOUT ASOS:
  • They have a nice selection of dresses and accessories which are sometimes hard to find here in USA...i think
  • They have a 'View Catwalk' option on most of their items wherein you can view the model walking the runway with the featured item - so much better than just relying on the photos.
  • Shipping is not that bad. I'm in Los Angeles and it usually takes about 1 1/2 to 2 weeks to get here based on my previous experience.
  • They have fab items in their 'Clearance' Section. Tip: Make sure to check that first to save $.
WHAT I DON'T LIKE ABOUT ASOS:
  • The UK sizing confuses the heck out of me. They do have a size guide for reference but still.
  • RETURNS must be a b*tch if you're from another country. Luckily i have never had a bad experience with them and this is my 4th transaction.
Check out the site and lemme know wutchoo think.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

EYEgasms - Contact Lenses I Wear

Every now and then i get questions from my yt viewers on what contact lenses i wear so here u go my lovely ladies. But before that, here is the 411 on why i wear contacts... I naturally have super dark brown eyes, almost black. Most of my hate comments on youtube are because of me wearing light colored contacts. I don't see anything wrong with it. To me it's like changing the color of your hair, or putting make up on. I feel better and confident when i wear them, so why give a fudge on what they say? lol! Let's get started... 1. Acuvue 2 Colours in 'Pearl Gray' This is what i've been wearing for the longest time. I dunno why I get a lot of nasty comments on yt for it. Coz it looks fake? So what! I get compliments in person when i wear this. It's also super comfy on the eyes too. 2. Acuvue 2 Colours in 'Chestnut Brown' This is my most fave coz it looks so natural. Just a tad lighter than my natural eyes. I like this brand in particular coz it's comfy on my eyes. I've tried 'Freshlook ColorBlends' before but i still prefer Acuvue. 3. Geo Angel Circle Lens in 'Gray' This is my very first circle lens which i purchased from fellow beauty blogger Phyllis aka 'Makeupforlife'. She does custom orders when she can. Circle lens really makes ur eyes pop! Anime style! It looks darker in person tho but appears lighter in photos. My bf didn't like it. He thinks i look like those scary ghosts in those asian horror flicks lol! Whatever! 4. ColorVue Big Eyes in 'Sexy Brown' I got this because of fellow beauty blogger *titty boo boo which is also an eyeko ambassador. It looks so good on her. Well, she's already pretty and her skin so flawless. It's also her fave circle lens. This is more comfy on the eyes compared to other circle lenses I've worn. 5. Bescon Circle Lens in 'Tutti Grey' This is one of the most popular circle lenses you'll see in Soompi Forums so I had to get it. It really looks good on cam but im not used to wearing it coz it hurts my eyes after a while. 6. Bescon Circle Lens in 'Tutti Brown' Same as the latter, just in different color. 7. Geo Nudy in 'Brown' I wasn't really gonna get this until i saw it on the lovely 'Fuzkittie' This had to be the most natural looking circle lens. So pretty. I like this better than the Geo Angel. It looks grayish tho. MAH DRUG DEALERZZZ... coastalcontacts.com trycolorcontacts softlenseye.com contactsbay.com honeycolor.com ***

FOTD: Neutral Look for Wedding + Photos

i did a simple neutral look yesterday for our friends' wedding... MAKEUP USED EYES Too Faced Shadow Insurance as primer UDPP Sin as base Urban Decay 'Sin' and 'Smog' eyeshadows NARS 'Kilimanjaro I' as brow bone highlighter Dior Iconic Mascara Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencil in 'Bourbon' smudged on waterline Milani Browfix LIPS BE Buxom Lips Lipgloss in 'Dolly' FACE L'egere BB Cream MAC Concealer+Benefit HighBeam+Benefit Powderflage as undereye concealer Smashbox Halo NARS 'Deep Throat' on cheeks
and in case you're wondering, that's Geo Nudy Circle Lens in brown on mi eyes...
Some pics from the wedding... and my bf like a Lil kid blowin bubbles haha! Have a fun weekend u guys!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

NOTD: Hello Kitty Inspired Nails

I didn't get anything from the MAC Hello Kitty Collection so I attempted to do a Hello Kitty Inspired Nails based on the colors of their packaging... i wasn't really satisfied with the outcome, i blame it on my shaky hands =(
STEPS:
China Glaze 'First and Last' as first coat China Glaze 'Liquid Leather' as base coat China Glaze 'Recycle' on tips Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in 'Silver' on the middle
NARS Nail Polish in 'Arabesque' on tips for the shimmery effect Konad Stamp/Nail Polish for the white bow and added pink rhinestone in the middle Outline the bow with Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in 'Hot Pink' and finish it off with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti Chip Top Coat

Friday, February 20, 2009

Props to GirlPROPS.com!

Ever heard of GirlPROPS.com? You prolly have seen their fun 'inexpensive' (they dont wanna call it cheap) accessories in some of the fashion mags like Glamour, People Style Watch, Lucky etc. Here are my some of their stuff that caught mi eyes... Guns and Bowses Earrings $7.99 Available in Gold and Silver Mother F*cker Necklace $12.99 Available in Gold and Silver 'Paris' Charm Bracelet $14.99 Razor Blade with Bow Earrings $8.99 Available in Gold and Silver Flower Outline Earrings $9.99 Available in Gold and Silver Red Heart Earrings w/ Red Rhinestones $6.99 Love Pendant as Featured in People Style Watch $4.99 Sunglasses with Tattoo Arms, Skulls, etc. (Ed Hardy Sunnies look alike) $12.99 Devil Cinnamon Toothpicks (Flavored toothpicks yumm!) 99 cents 1.5" Wide Vinyl Tape Measure Belt (it looks like real tape measure haha!) $5.99 Bow Ring Adjustable $6.99 Available in Silver and Gold Love For Sale Pendant $14.99 His and Hers Dog Tag $7.99 each Available in Gold and Silver i had fun browsing their website. They do have more conservative designs if you think these are too tacky for your taste =) They have a retail store in New York at Prince and West Broadway (153 Prince St., New York, NY 10012). They used to have one in Hollywood/Highland in Los Angeles but it's closed now.