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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Gaga Over Cut Out Leggings

I usually buy versatile clothes which i can wear for work and/or play but this is too hot to pass up... My new love!
Cut Out Leggings $12.80
Forever 21 Very Lady Gaga-ish right? But so much wearable compared to this... UP CLOSE
PAIRED WITH MY FAVE TOKIDOKI SHIRT
I found this vid on youtube and damn i'm inspired. I'm soo gonna try it one of these days...
How about you? What would you pair with cut out leggings? ***

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Instant What???

Stopped by the nearby Asian (i think it's Vietnamese) grocery store to get more aloe vera juice and saw this. Has anybody else tried this instant mix? I'm too lazy to make it from scratch ;)
Dede Instant Boba Milk Tea 3-in-1 mix (12 packs) $2.99
Ready to make some thai tea boba? Ingredients: Left to Right: Thai Boba Milk Tea 3-in-1 Mix Tapioca Pearls Big Boba Tea Straws STEPS: I decided to cook the tapioca pearls first. uncooked hard tapioca pearls a.k.a. boba 1) Boil 10 cups of water for 1 cup of tapioca pearls into a large pot. Bring the water to a boil and pour tapioca pearls into the water and stir it slowly. Cover and leave for 20 minutes. Turn off the stove and let it sit there for 15 minutes. 2) Strain and rinse with water. 3) Cook sugar syrup. You will need 1 cup of white sugar, 1 cup of brown sugar, and 2 cups of water. Mix, cook at medium high heat, and bring to a boil. Turn off stove and let it cool. Pour the syrup in the cooked tapioca pearls and store in one container. 4) Put 1 packet of instant boba milk tea mix in a glass of water. Mix thoroughly. Since it's a 3-in-1 mix, no need to add creamer and sugar. 5) Add a scoop of tapioca pearls mixed with sugar syrup. Add ice, big straw, and serve. Don't forget to refrigerate the leftover mixed cooked tapioca pearls and sugar syrup. MY VERDICT: Ofcourse, the authentic brewed thai tea tastes better (this doesn't taste exactly like the real thing, you know how instants are) but this is good enough for me ;) ***

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Collective Haul + NOTD

I've been obsessing about those "Angel Wings" earrings since I saw those on Bliss&Sparkles' blog. Eureka! I think I've found it online! Silver Tone Angel Wings Stud Post Earrings $12.99 + Free shipping Neweggmall.com Up close Yes, it's made in Korea!
Another pair is this Kissing Star earrings (inspired by Boys Before Flowers) which i got in a set together with the necklace. If you want just the earrings, check ebay. Ebay $8.99 + *** MITSUWA MARKETPLACE HAUL My first time visiting the Mitsuwa market and i got some stuff:
  • Mochi ice creams (not pictured) - Super yum! I got 5 boxes of diff. flavors.
  • Aloe Vera Juice (not pictured) - I like the Vietnamese Aloe Vera juice better. The chunks are bigger.
  • Raspberry Iced Green Tea - which is so potent! Still getting used to the taste.
  • Lucido L Designing Aqua Hair Arranging Lotion ($8.49) - had to try this since I love their curling spray
  • Mandom Cleansing Express Sebum ($10.99) - this is my 2nd bottle
  • Creartry Nail Stone Picker ($4.99) - for my nail art
  • One Drop Bathroom Deodorizer ($6.99) - wonder if this works
*** COASTAL SCENTS HAUL Synthetic Large Buffer Brush $13.95 + shipping Coastalscents.com This brush is so soft yet dense enough! Perfect for liquid foundation or bb cream application. Got a free Karma Shadow sample. *** OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS HAUL Lip Tars $12.50 ea Occmakeup.com i got 8 shades in order as pictured:
  • Plum
  • Katricia
  • NSFW
  • Traffic
  • Grandma
  • Melange
  • Pageant
  • Feathered (not pictured)
I hope to do swatches soon when I find my missing lip tar (Feathered). Ugggh! I am so unorganized! *** NOTD Polka Dots Nails I saw the design on Eki's jap mag scans post and tried to replicate it. Epic fail ;( but u get the idea. Items used: First, apply base coat. I used China Glaze First & Last. Nail polishes on the design:
  1. China Glaze Liquid Leather
  2. China Glaze Sacred Heart
  3. Opi Elephantastic Pink
  4. Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Whirlwind White
I used this dotting tool i got from ebay. I forgot i have a better one but realized it after i finished all my nails. Too lazy to re-do it ;( Finish with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip top coat. ***

Friday, July 24, 2009

New Do + New Circle Lenses

Because of the summer heat, i decided to chop off my long hair. I opted for medium length layered hair with more volume in the back. Now i look like my poupeegirl hehe!
MY JAN DI POSE & MY NEW DO Thanks to Fuz! I'm having so much fun playing with Xiuxiu. It's a very user-friendly photo/video editing tool eventhough it's in Chinese. Perfect for taking kawaii pics! Got my new circle lenses from MesmerizedEyes ... $20/pair + free shipping Few months ago, Katie of MesmerizedEyes contacted me and offered a couple of geo circle lenses to try...
TGIF! Hope to do my OCC Lip Tars swatches soon ;) Have a great weekend! ***

Thursday, July 16, 2009

NOTD: Tiffany & Co. Inspired Nails + Random Thoughts Ep. 2

Some of you might be familiar of this nail design because I had a youtube video from way back. It was deleted tho because of copyright issues. Maybe because I used the song "Moon River" as background =( I finally had time to recreate this design. First, I painted my nails with China Glaze 'For Audrey' Now it's Konad Stamping time! ^ I used the Konad special polish in White and the middle design on image plate m56 ^ You can leave it like this topped with clear nail polish. I decided to add clear rhinestones in the middle of the ribbon and we're done! Looks easy right? But it's really not. Getting used to Konad Stamping is the key. You may mess up a few times but you gotta keep on tryin.
  • I report for Jury duty tomorrow...uggh!
  • I dyed my hair light ash brown but I don't see much difference just a bit darker
  • My mom's friend didn't recognize me coz I gained some weight, wth?
  • I refrained from eating rice since Monday, too hard if you're asian
  • Forgot how much i love my NARS Angelika blush!
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Saturday, July 11, 2009

FOTD Feat. Pink Lippies

So I cave in and broke my 'No Makeup Haul' rule to buy some pink lippies.
EYES UDPP in 'Sin' as lid primer Urban Decay eyeshadows in 'Last Call' and 'Sin' L'Oreal Lineur Intense Eyeliner in 'Carbon Black' CG LashBlast Luxe Mascara in 'Black Platinum' Milani Browfix LIPS MAC lipstick in 'Pink Nouveau' FACE P&J Whitening Emulsion MISSHA M Perfect Cover BB Cream MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer Smashbox Halo MAC Summer Rose Beauty Powder on cheeks
in my Ruffle Front Dress from F21
I've been wanting to get MAC 'Saint Germain' but thought it looked too pale on me so I picked up 'Pink Nouveau' instead. It's a satin finish and a lot brighter in person, kinda like barbie pink. I also stopped by Rite Aid and found Revlon Matte in 'Pink Pout' which looks like a shade lighter.
Have a great weekend to all! ***