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Friday, December 24, 2010

West Siddddde!

Saw the WEST SIDE STORY Musical at the Pantages Theater couple weeks ago.


I know it's not good to compare it with the movie but I can't help it.  I liked the movie better. 

Here is the musical trailer:



ME NO LIKEY:

1)  The order of the songs COOL and OFFICER KRUPKE was switched.  Somebody said that it was the original Broadway order and that the movie switched it.  Well, I like the order of the movie more because COOL seemed to be approriate after someone died instead of OFFICER KRUPKE where they are goofing around. 

2) I also wished the guys participated in AMERICA number - it would have been more fun. 

3)  They added some SPANISH lines which I couldn't understand.


ME LIKEY:

1)  The cast have AMAZING vocals.  My fave was their TONIGHT ENSEMBLE version.  

2) I'm glad they kept the Jerome Robbin's dance choreo. I heard he was a slave driver in the movie that's why they kicked him out, but they brought him back after it won several OSCARS.  He was a dance genius!


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Here is a funny clip of Will Ferrell doin a West Side Story number...



Saturday, November 27, 2010

Review: Silk'n SensEpil Home Hair Removal

Do you hate unwanted body hair as much as I do?  Most girls I know just shave overall but I personally use different methods for different areas: 

upper lip and underarms - epilator
 legs - shave
bikini - wax 

It's a pain that us ladies have to go through and I effin hate it.  I have considered getting professional laser hair removal treatments but the steep price stopped me.  Last year, I stumbled upon this product through Mona's blog post aka makemeblushh, but waited and did some more research before finally deciding to get it...

Silk'n SensEpil Home Laser Hair Removal
This at-home device uses Home Pulse Light (HPL) technology to seek and effectively destroy unwanted hair in the treatment area. HPL has been proven to provide long term hair removal results.

Price Range:  $499+



First, let's check out the FAQ video if this product is for you:



PROS:
1) Physician Recommended
2) Clinically Proven
3) Safe
4) Fast Treatment
5) Easy to Use
6) Minimal Discomfort
7) Cost Effective
8) Privacy at Home


CONS:
1) Not safe to use on naturally dark skin - racist much? The real reason is that the light targets the dark color (which is the hair) and if your skin is too dark, it will cause burns, blisters, and/or change in pigmentation.


2) Not safe to use on facial hair above the cheek line - stick to threading or waxing for brows.
3) Lamp cartridge refill is $50 - each cartridge can deliver 750 pulses (typically cover 2 legs, arms, underarms, and bikini line). If you are tiny like me, one cartridge will last a long time.
4) Not for everybody - See below why


WHEN TO AVOID USING SILK'N SENSEPIL:
Avoid use if the following applies to you:
-pregnant or nursing
-exposed to sunlight or tanning machine during past 28 days
-have tattoo or permanent makeup on area to be treated
-have dark brown/black spots (freckles, birth marks, moles, or warts) on areas to be treated
-have eczema, psoriasis, lesions/open wounds/active infections such as cold sore on area to be treated. Let it heal first
-have history of kelodial scar formation
-currently or recently treated with AHAs, BHAs, Retin A, Topical Retinoids or Azelaic Acid
-have abnormal skin condition due to diabetes
-have been treated with Accutane within past 6 months
-have been on steroid regimen within past 3 months
-have history of herpes outbreaks in area of tratment
-suffer from epilepsy
-have active implant such as pacemaker, incontinence device, insulin pump, etc.
-have a disease related to photosensitivity such as porphyria, polymorphic light eruption, solar urticaria, lupus, etc.
-have history of skin cancer
-have received radiation therapy or chemo within past 3 months
-have other condition which in your doctor's opinion would make it unsafe for you to be treated.


USING SILK'N SENSEPIL SAFELY:
-choose your energy levels carefully
-do not treat same are of skin more than twice per session to avoid adverse effect
-avoid complications after use by not exposing treated areas to sun. Wear suncreen spf 30 or higher
-don't look directly at the light coming from the device
-do not use on nipples and genitals
-do not use on areas where you might later want hair
-do not use for any purpose other than hair removal
-do not point the applicator into an open space
-never use flammable liquids such as alcohol, perfumes, skin sanitizer, or acetone to clean the skin before use
-keep out of children's reach
-keep device away from water
-do not open or attempt to repair your device as it may expose you to dangerous electrical components that may cauuse serious bodily injury damage and/or permanent eye injury.


WHERE TO BUY:
Google for retailers but these are my recommendations with discount code.  I suggest you get the combo pack that comes with additional cartridges.

15% off coupon code NFE570INF valid only until 11/29/10.  They also have smart payment plan for initial payment of $199 + smart monthly payments.  Risk Free 60-day Money Back Guarantee.

20% off coupon code BLACKFRIDAY valid only until 11/29/10. 

20% off coupon code CYBER20 valid only until 12/1/10.


MY VERDICT:
You have to shave the areas first before the treatment.  Well, this is hard for me because I haven't shaved my underarms and bikini area in years since I use epilator/wax.  The device emits light in the target area.  If your skin is not a color match (skin too dark), it will not work because it has a built-in skin color sensor.   Avoid stacking or overlapping of multiple pulses on the same skin spot or it will cause minor adverse effect such as minor skin discomfort, skin redness, increased sensitivity of skin, etc. The first 3-4 treatments should be done every 2 weeks and the rest will be every 4 weeks.  I have only used it twice and I have seen improvement after the initial use.  I noticed that the hairs are growing back but in patches now.  Sorry but I don't wanna post pictures of my body hair lol!  Maybe the bald patches are the areas that I have missed during treatment.  I started with level 1 on the first treatment and level 3 on the second.  I tried level 5 (highest energy level) on one bikini area and pain is still tolerable.  I will use level 5 on my future treatments for better results. 

It works but you have to use it properly and safely. Be patient as each of us have different hair growth cycle.  I can't wait to be body hair free!


 
Here is my youtube video back when I bought it from previous Halloween sale.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween 2010!


I dressed as a Japanese School Girl at work for Halloween this year.  My co-workers thought I was a Sailor but I have Anime school girl in mind.  They were probably expecting plaid skirt "Catholic School Girl" style.  Well I think Japanese School Girl is more fun coz I get to rock the anime eyes.  Here are more close up pics...







MAKEUP USED
Eyes: Urban Decay Naked Palette, Darkness Lashes Kma9, L'Oreal Liquid Eyeliner
Lips:  MAC Cyndi Lauper Lipstick
Face: MUFE HD Foundation, BareMinerals Matte, MAC Well-Dressed Blush, MAC Petticoat MSF

ACCESSORIES
Japanese School Girl Costume from eBay (got last year but never wore it)
Circle Lenses for big doll eyes effect
Over the Knee Socks in Navy Color from Forever21
White Rose Earrings from Beadfixdujour.blogspot.com
My old white pumps for shoes


More pics with my co-workers...taken before i decided to curl my hair

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with Cow Girl and Steve Urkel

with Cowgirl, Steve Urkel and Lady Boxer



I also made some Halloween-themed Candies as toppers for my cupcakes...


Modelling my cupcake with dracula fangs candy topper


My YouTube Vid...

Did my luvlies dress up too?
Have a Happy Halloween to all!


Sunday, October 3, 2010

New Pearl Cluster Bracelets - $15 Intro Price

Now accepting Pearl Cluster Bracelet orders.  For more info, check out my jewelry site...





Monday, September 27, 2010

Weekend Recap (Cosmetic Fix + Phantom of the Opera @ Pantages)

Hello my luvlies! Forgive me for not updating my blog regularly and not responding to all comments.  I really miss blog-hopping and checking out what everyone has been up to but I am so tied up with jewelry custom orders (not that I get a lot, I'm just slow) and some personal activities such as watching musicals, attending sewing/cake decorating classes, and watching kdrama (Playful Kiss).  I really dunno what to prioritize! I'm so bad at this!

That won't stop me tho for somehow taking time and letting you into my so-called life...


Friday, 9/24/10

I finally got NAKED!  Urban Decay Naked Palette that is!  I've been on their waiting list for 2 months and it finally arrived in all it's NAKED glory!

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Although I have most of the colors here since I'm an Urban Decay Palette collector, I simply can't resist having them in one go-to palette!  Sorry NARS Best Palette! This will be my daily nude palette for now!  Sign up for their waiting list here to be notified when available:  http://www.urbandecay.com/outStock.cfm

Since, I haven't posted FOTD in like forever, I decided to do an Old Hollywood/Retro Look with it...

FACE:  Amazing Concealer, MUFE HD Liquid Foundation (base) topped with BareMinerals Matte Foundation
EYES:  UD Naked Palette, MAC Blacktrack Fluidline, Mod Falsies, CG LashBlast Mascara, UD Yeyo Eye Pencil on waterline,
CHEEKS:  MAC Blush of Youth Beauty Powder topped with MAC MSF in Petticoat
LIPS:  Benefit Silk Lip Pencil in Mercy as base, Revlon Matte Lipstick in In the Red, NARS Bloodwork Lipgloss

Same look in different angles...



I wore this look the next day for Phantom of the Opera musical.

Here's my NOTD btw which I call "Dorothy Bows" using OPI Never Lone-done Shopping and 3D Rubber Nail Art Pink Bows...



Saturday, 9/25/10

We watched the Phantom of the Opera at Pantages Theater in Hollywood.  Although I vaguely remember the movie, I've always liked this since I was a kid.  I only remember a couple of songs such as "Music of the Night" and "All I Ask of You".  I heard they've been on tour for 20 sumthin years.  I gotta see it since it's gonna be their FINAL Los Angeles engagement (until October 31st) and I'm not sure if they will put at end to it period! First time seeing this on stage and it was indeed a great production.  We got good seats too!  See our pics from the show...

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After the show, we went to our fave AYCE KBBQ - SANYA in K-Town and then YOGURT HAVEN for dessert.



Sunday, 9/26/10

Slept most of the day and did some jewelry orders while watching TV.  I need to clean my messy room! Thought of baking a cake for my last cake decorating class this Tuesday but we ran out of eggs and milk. Don't you just hate it when that happens? Grrr! 

Well that's the end of it! Hope you all had a great weekend!
I hate going back to work this week but this girl needs to pay bills!
Ciao my luvlies!!!

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

New Dangling Earrings Posted!

Please check out the new dangling earrings posted on my jewelry store!


Saturday, September 11, 2010

New Stud Earrings! Fimo Rosettes ;)

New stud earrings available on my jewelry store!

$5/pair

Monday, September 6, 2010

Stud Earrings Now Available!

Stud earrings now available!

Click on the image below to go to my jewelry site:


Saturday, September 4, 2010

So Charming! New Charm Bracelets Available!

Check out the new charm bracelets that I'm selling!

Click on the image below to go to my jewelry store!





Thursday, September 2, 2010

Intro to Sewing @ The Urban Craft Center

Any of you heard about Groupon?  It's a deal-of-the-day website that offers probably the best deals in almost anything under the sun.  Check it out and see if they serve your area.  Couple months ago, I got this Groupon $30 coupon redeemable for one class at The Urban Craft Center (up to $70 value).  I signed up for their INTRO TO SEWING CLASS (3 hours - Regularly priced at $65) since I have this brand new Brother sewing machine that my boyfriend got me for our anniversary that's still in the box and just gathering dust.  I don't want him to think that I'm neglecting it.

2433 Main St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
310.392.0139


I went on a Saturday morning for the 11am-2pm class.  I didn't have time to get the materials (1/2 yard of fabric and thread) ahead of time so I just bought it there since they sell them too.  Class syllabus says we're going to make throw pillow covers.  I had enough time to look around and take some photos inside the studio.

Laminated Cosmetic Bag Class Sample


 
Quilting Class Sample


Intro to Sewing Class Sample


Their September schedule! I wanna sign up for everything but I don't have the time and $$$


Stuff for sale


If only I know how to work on polymer clays! Pincstuff will like this!




Front desk


Other classes they offer


Hello buttons!


Our work area


My assigned sewing machine.  I want a JANOME! Expensive tho ;(




Thank God for diagrams or I'd be lost!


Me workin it ;)


Showcasing our masterpieces



My cam acted up again. Sorry for the poor quality!


with our instructor Christine Haynes - author of the book "Chic & Simple Sewing"



Lookie! She's so cool, she signed my book! Click here to order her book.


Finally, here's my baby enjoying my masterpiece.  So cute!

Overall, it was a wonderful experience.  I get to meet fellow crafters and hopefully hang out with them in the future.  I don't have any crafty friends that's why to go with.  I am super excited and now planning to take their Patternmaking Class.  That's a whooping $150 though.  Too bad no more Groupon Coupon but I think it's a good investment anyway.  I was so inspired by this girl's blog:  NewDressAday and can't wait to start making my own clothes!!!

Ciao, luvlies!!!