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FOTD for the Concert

November 19, 2008 Leave a comment

I actually want to write about the concert but I still have to compose the words.. And I want to post Yesterday’s Outfit but I didn’t get a good picture of it yet.. So for now I’ll just present you Yesterday’s FOTD

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Categories: Beauty

From Paris with Love

October 8, 2008 Leave a comment

My dad just got back from Paris.. and here’s what I ordered:

Cargo Beach Blush in Tenerife a-two-in-one blush and bronzer. So pretty and it’s matte so I am really curious of how it turns out. Don’t know when I’m gonna really touch it though. The blush is so pretty in its packaging.

And MAC’s Beauty Powder in Flower Mist Dew. It’s from their newest collection, the Emmanuel Ungaro’s. It’s a pretty soft pinkish powder. I am not really sure on how to use it though, lol (don’t worry, I’m asking around).

Last but ain’t least, not from Paris, but with a big big L.O.V.E. .. Blackberry Curve (I think it’s the 8330 one) in coal.

It isn’t new but since my dad has it and he doesn’t use it, he asked me if I wanted it. Why not?! Heheh.. I wanted Bold before. But since I don’t need it, I thought I’d wait until I am working. But heck, curve is pretty.. and LC uses it in some Hills’ episodes. I’ll just get the colorful skins so my personality stands out.

Z was gonna get me Bold.. and my dad said “I’ll swap my blackberry with your bold”.. lol, sorry Dad, I am gonna top the money up to fund Acura MDX..

Categories: Beauty

TIFF & Its Fashion

September 12, 2008 Leave a comment

Ahh I wish I lived in Toronto. I could’ve worked for Toronto International Film Festival,or at least attend the fest.

I watched the news today and some familiar faces (thanks to big screen) appeared: Anne Hathaway, Sandra Oh, Rachel McAdams, Jennifer Aniston (oh how I heart her) and Kate Beckinsale.

Of course, they are not the only ones.. Gerard Depardieu, Alessandro Nivola, Rose McGowan, Kristin Scott Thomas, Jim Sturgess, Mark Ruffalo, Ethan Hawke, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Kevin Zegers, Benicio del Toro, Amanda Peet, Scott Speedman and many more.. Even Paris Hilton (surprisingly!!) and Amberley Thiessen (Canadian Idol top something) were there..

As a festival of glamor took place, attention went to the outfit of the ladies. Surely the men wore designers’ garment.. but since all men outfit look the same, there was no big deal about that.. Honestly, do you remember what Daniel Day-Lewis was wearing when he won the Oscar last year vs Halle Berry’s dress when she won 6 years ago? Men never have best suit while there’s always best dress for the ladies. Halle Berry was one of them. She wore gorgeous dress by Elie Saab.

Anywhoo, back to topic. This year, all eyes are on Rose McGowan’s shoes and Kate Beckinsale’s dress. I didn’t notice how short McGowan was (oh yeah I am not that tall either, lol) until I saw these shoes. Apparently she’s only 5’4″and with these heels I think she turned to 5’7″. Nice try..

As for Kate, she won the best dress chosen by the media. Look at this beautiful baby doll dress with a little frock.

See the cute details: Roses embroidery and big mirrored beads. Plus a pair of metallic pumps to complement the dress. Stunning!!

Guess who designed it? Elie Saab!! Yyyeeeapp, it’s the same designer that created 2002’s Oscar Winner’s dress. Saab is just waaaayy too brilliant..

Images courtesy of about.com and Getty Images

Categories: Beauty, Festival, Movie

FOTD, NOTD

September 1, 2008 Leave a comment

LOL.. what a wish.. The last thing I wrote on my last blog, I was waiting for my paint pots package from New York. I expected it’d take another week.. Apparently it came several hours after my blog was published. What are the odds!!

Yayy I was so happy.. and am still happy that I get to have Otherworldly and Pharaoh paint pots. These two paint pots are extremely incredibly beautiful to the point of gonjreng, lol. And so the next two days I put full eye make up on, with my babies as the main character =D

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Painterly & Pharaoh Paint Pot

L’oreal HiP Riotous (Yellow), Golder’s Green & Antique Green Pigment

Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara

And I bought a new nail polish. I think I’m getting a bit bored with make up (I’ll talk about that later).. maybe not.. ’cause I went to save on foods to get NYX terracotta blush. Since they didn’t have it, I ended up with something else.. (oh yeah, of course *rolleyes*). I present you, South Sea NYX nail polish.

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Just playing around with my addiction. It makes my mood happy and blows my mind away from thinking about ‘living alone’ for several days – my dear husband is leaving tomorrow to Ontario until Friday =(

Categories: Beauty

Packages

August 29, 2008 Leave a comment

I haven’t updated for awhile.. excuse my laziness and cold.. Anyways, it’s been awhile but I just want to share my new bundle of joy.. lol.. These came last week

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1st image:

from Pennsylvania: Crescent Shadow (MAC Moonbathe Collection) & Electro Sky (MAC Alexander McQueen Collection)

from California: Dollymix Blush and Passionate Eyeshadow (both are used, I sanitized them afterwards)

2nd image:

from Arizona: NYX eyeshadows in Antique Gold and Iced Mocha, MAC pigment sample in Green Brown and a sample of Blinc eyeliner. This was actually an MUA swap Maderine. I only wanted Antique Gold and Iced Mocha but she included lots of extras – that, made me feel a bit guilty lol.

I love my new goodies!! Crescent is so pretty on my lips. It’s a frost l/g with golden bronze and shimmer. I just don’t like the way it’s so sticky though. I love using my NYX shadows for daily natural looks. I haven’t used my Electro Sky ’cause it just looks so pretty in its packaging, lol.

I’m currently waiting on other 3 packagings.. 3 Paint Pots from the US (on its way), some earrings (these are actually my friend’s), and some NYX goodies (swapping, I sent first, my token is still less than 10)..

Categories: Beauty

Overrich

August 23, 2008 2 comments

I went to MAC yesterday to get pigments from their new collection: Overrich. I had wanted to pick out Antique Green sooo bad.. I swatched it on the back of my hand anyways before I left the store with it. I swatched other colors on the back of my hand: Mega Rich, Vintage Gold, Copperbeam, Heritage Rouge.. The colors were sooo pretty except for the Heritage Rouge.. I decided I would take all of them, but not in one go.

And so I left the store with an Antique Green and a Copperbeam. Mega Rich is a cool orange-peach-gold color.. A bit similar to melon. Vintage Gold is an olive color and it looked so good on my skin. It brought out my true skin color. Love it!!

Most of these pigments are going to be permanent at PRO, but I decided to get them anyways because there are only two PRO stores in Canada. One in Vancouver and one in Toronto, and both of the provincial taxes are way higher than here in Edmonton. Mega Rich and Mauvement on the other hand are the only LE’s, but I am not a fan of mauvement kind of color so off with Mega Rich I’ll go.

Today, I opened my packages, meant to take pictures of them, and I was taken aback by the contents. They are less full than my other pigments. I was like “WHAT??” and I checked online and people are saying that the weight is 4.3 gr instead of 7.5. I checked out the boxes, and yes, it’s 4.3 instead of 7.5.

Wtf?? This is a rip off!! Here’s what I got from MAC web:

Overrichcolon Pigment
Pigment is a highly concentrated loose colour powder that contains ingredients to help it adhere to the skin. Pigment comes in an excellent range of colours. Use to create a subtle wash of colour or an intense effect. Pigment does not streak or cake, is easy to blend and long-lasting. Please note: Pigments are sold by weight not volume. Containers can appear to be less than full due to settling of the product.
7.5g / 0.26 oz
CA$23.50
Duh!! Containers that appear less full due to settling of the product is something.. But containers that are less full due to the less weight is another thing!! So really, starting from now on, I will pay attention to weights whenever I get pigments. Grrr..
Categories: Beauty

Hair-e-o..

August 14, 2008 Leave a comment

Some people look forward to getting up in the morning just to play with their make up, some people plan before going to bed at night what make up they would wear tomorrow.

I thought I was one of them ’cause I am a make up junkie. I like wearing make up when I go out. But I also like to have my face bare (only covered in skincare) because I like to keep my face fresh, clean and moistened . Plus, I don’t go out that much, so I figured I don’t use make up that much either.

But I do looking forward to getting up in the morning.. to wash my hair, lol. I just bought new shampoos from Lush just few days ago. They are “New”, which is pink-colored solid shampoo made out of cinnamon and the other one is called “Cynthia Sylvia Stout” (a long name for a shampoo, I know), is a bottled shampoo made out of beer (I didn’t realize that until I got home and logged on to Lush’s website to see some reviews).

“New” is supposed to cure hair that experiences lots of falling out. The SA said, cinnamon stimulates growth. I actually dislike cinnamon but oh well, for my lovely crown’s health, I’d do anything. I’ve used it twice so far and I’m pretty happy with the result (although it’s not as fast as kunyit and a chalk), I find that my hair does not fall out as much anymore.

“Sylvia Cynthia Stout” also gave my hair a nice result. ‘Stout’ means naughty in Dutch and my hair is very hard to take care of, is frizzy, it doesn’t do what I want it to do.. basically, it is ‘stout’. This morning I opened the bottle for the first time, and had to move the bottle away from my face when I tried to smell it. The smell of the beer is pretty strong, and it’s not the good kind of beer, maybe the root? Who knows..

I mixed both “New” and “SCS” today, and I’m quite happy with the result. “SCS” doesn’t leave its beer smell on my hair, and it gives more weight on my hair that it’s not so big anymore. It’s still a little frizzy though, I think I need to put some conditioner on. And when I comb my hair, I don’t get loosen strands like I used to..

I can’t wait for every other day, where I get to wash my hair. It’s pretty funny.. I’m not a fan of the current bathroom, but Lush makes me get up in the morning to wash my hair and make it pretty and healthy..

Categories: Beauty