Monday, August 30, 2010

Vegas Weekend (Aug. 20-22) Recap

Went to Vegas from Aug. 20-22 to celebrate my friend's birthday.  It was just the four of us.  We arrived on the night of Aug 20th around 11-ish.  It was effin hot!  I usually go there around winter time so that was really hot for me.  Went clubbin @ Palms Nightclubs (Moon, Rain, Ghostbar, Playboy Club) on our first night.  Shoutout to Chris H. for the hook up!

Me wearing my one shoulder $3 Express mini dress which I got from a sale

with the bday girl @ Moon Nightclub

Adios MF and Pineapple Malibus

with my fave couple

me outside Palms after clubbin

stayed here @ Monte Carlo Resort

jacuzzi fun @ Monte Carlo Resort the next day (guy in the back ruined the pic)

more swimming

@ their wave pool

After swimming, we showered and dressed up.  Had a hefty lunch at one of the Filipino eateries (DJ's Bibingkahan) and walked around.

A lady @ Michael Kors complimented the nautical stripe mini dress that I was wearing.  I just said Thank You.  Didn't tell her I got it from Forever 21 on sale for $8!  See it's not the price, it's how you work it ;)

We had gelattos and iced coffee while walking around.  Then we head back to our hotel to get ready for the Lion King Show at Mandalay Bay.

Took more pics on our way...

and no, I didn't win anything ;(  I wore this one shoulder black number mini dress, again from Forever 21

tryin to copy one of the posters

us with our play bills while waiting for the show to start

seated so close to the stage, Category 2 baby! so excited!

The Lion King Show Casts after taking their final bows.  Best musical I've seen so far!

More pics after the show

Went to dinner at Grand Lux Cafe at The Palazzo.  Then headed back to our hotel to rest for a bit, little drinking, and did more walking @ the Strip.  I wanted to go clubbing again but my friends are not down for it ;(

The next day, our final day in Vegas, we headed to the Outlets for shopping.  Took some photos of Vegas scene on our way...

I couldn't resist temptation, I broke my promise and bought some stuff which I'll be doing a haul video of on youtube some other time.

Last pic on our way home...Bye Vegas!!!

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Ciao my luvlies!
Till next blog post!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Bikini Ready for Vegas Weekend + My Fave AYCE Korean BBQ Place

Since I'm going to Vegas from August 20-22, and planning to spend some time on the pool, I went ahead and got Brazilian bikini wax done professionally.  It wasn't my first time so I know what to expect.  I have tried a few times doing it myself at home with surgiwax but I hate it when I can't get to those hard to reach areas.  I get lazy and just use epilating cream.  I searched and found this place on yelp and was sold right away when I saw the $25 web special price.  I was surprised because this is cheap considering it's located in Melrose Avenue area.  I used to pay more than this years ago!

8500 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA

 It was a slow afternoon, around 5-ish p.m., and I was the only customer when I came in.  I was greeted by "Ina" in the reception desk.  To get the best experience, I lied and told her that it was my first brazilian waxing. She told me to expect that the first time would hurt especially if I've never waxed before; however, It will eventually be better the next time. She reassured me that it won't be as bad as I thought it would be.  She then left to call my assigned aesthetician.  While waiting for her, I took some photos of the place inside...

This is the view from the inside facing the street.  Those look like facial masks that they use.  I should have asked them what those were.

They also have clothes on the rack displayed that they are prolly selling.  Didn't even check the price tag.  After all, I was there on a mission...

Here's their vanity and some beauty products they're selling displayed on the side...

One of the cute chandeliers on their high ceiling...

Some photos of their celeb clients on the wall...also posted on their website

Reception Desk

I didn't take photos of my aesthetician "Ape" or "Age" (don't know the spelling) since I was too embarrased to ask her. I took a quick photo of the room after she left when she asked me to disrobe and just leave my top and undies.  It ain't that fancy but it was clean...

I lied on my back, my undies was kept intact while she instructed me to pull it away from the areas she was working on.  She did the sides first.  I was hoping for the head and neck massage that I read on the yelp reviews but didnt get it.  Maybe they were short staffed or something that day.  A little chit chat here and there.  My favorite part was when she thought I was only 18 years old when I'm already 30 lol.  I was testing her knowledge too and asked about waxing 411.  From her answers, you can tell that she was really experienced.  She was also an aesthetician back in her county (Russia - I think) and she's only been here in the US for 10 years like me.  The establishment has been around for 28 years.  She was really gentle and would use tweezer for those stubborn hairs.  She puts powder after finishing an area.  Dunno if I have a higher pain threshold than anyone but it didn't hurt me at all.  It was just a pinch!  It's not my first too anyway.  She mentioned that it's additional $10 if I wanted the back side (around b-hole) done which didn't surprise me because I read it on the yelp reviews and was ready for it.  She did a quick but wonderful job!  I ended up paying $35 + tip.  I was out there by 6pm.

Ofcourse I had to take pics of the bathroom.  Clean and well maintained.

Couch Chanel doing a cameo

Would I go there again?  Yes.
Would I recommend it?  Yes.

How bout you?  Any good brazilian bikini waxing places you can recommend around the LA area?  Let me know!  Search ain't over yet!

Then we went to our favorite A.Y.C.E (All You Can Eat) Korean BBQ place for dinner...

2897 W. Olympic Blvd., Ste. 105
Los Angeles, CA

We always go for the $9.99/person menu...lots of meat choices for the price huh?

$15.99/person menu

Bf grillin it


Kimchi 2nd plate!

Well done please baby!

My other fave is their very tasty beansprouts...notice I bring my own chopsticks (Petit Amor) which I got from Little Tokyo sometime ago.

$0.50 milk coffee/hot choco after our meal...yumm!

Our tummies are happy!
Now I need to start packing for Vegas!
Have a great weekend y'all!


Friday, August 6, 2010

Bead Fix Du Jour Launching!

It's official!!!

Click on the image to visit my online jewelry site...

Most of the items there are either marked sold or reserved but I can re-create if requested and if I have the materials available.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Personal Microderm Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Lavenderlily9500!

I will e-mail you shortly to get your shipping information.