Jun 29, 2010

Take a look at my new apt :D

Hellooooo omg been so busy.

As many of you might already know, I got a job. I had my second day of work today. Really enjoy the stress-free environment. Its like going to a state university all over again besides actually getting paid to do this. On site parking and cafeteria... 24/7 emloyees accessed gym and shower on the top floor of the building with alternative yoga pilates and fitness classes. everything is very systematic. people are super nice. I set my own schedule so i can even work 5pm-12am if i wanted to. 0 complains.

But as many of you might not know, I also just moved into a new apt recently. I moved out from my college town straight to the city. I found this place when I was still jobless. Its only a room on the top floor of a very old house but I can have the choice of parking my car right outside or taking the subway which is only a 3 min walk away. (which is rarely found near boston). I finally (kinda) unpacked everything hence I thought itd be a good time to show you some of it.

Tada! picture time - dont expect anything fancy because I am just a poor newly grad :)

A corner of where all my stuff is.
Loving the sunroof provides extra lighting.

Along one side of the walls, I still havent figured how to decorate the window.
below is my very limited shoe collection.

My not-matching-blanket-and-bedsheet-but-its-ok-caz-im-only-staying-here-temporarily bed with vaulted ceilings and a third tiny window.

Perfect rounded cactus from Ikea. Oh i love!

Back to pic no.1 corner.
My about the same size makeup and skincare collections

Paintings done over the years that havent to be put up just yet

And any suggestions for decorating my place, my artsy people?

Bed time for me already. hehee work hard play hard sleep Very hard (my wish).

Jun 25, 2010

Revlon Beyond Natural Eyepencils + Makeup Remover Towelettes

Hi girls what is up? I know I have been MIA for more than a week but I am back! It was crazy last week cuz I got 4 interviews lined up back to back. Good news is I finally landed an pretty awesome job, first job ever haha I am very happy :) I am very thankful that last month of hard work of applying for trillions of jobs has paid off, and for once I can afford to pay rent and spend my own money.
furthermore, I know my parents will be very proud *asiann

Anyway I am back! I have so much to blog about but we've got to take it slow right? I am going away in a week to Toronto. We have got a Marriott in downtown Markham with king sized bed and jacuzzi in the room for 2 nights. its going to be nuts! I cant wait! then we will go down to montreal for another night. so if you live around the areas, I NEED RECOMMENDATIONS of where to go! Esp cute restaurants and shopping places. Many many thanks <3

I also moved to an apt of which a rite-aid is just down the street! I wanted to see if they had any cheap small eyeliners and makeup remover wipes I could bring along for my trip and guess what I have found!

Revlon Beyond Natural Eyepencils
in 08 Plumberry / Prune and 10 Dark Brown / Brun fonce

Swatches accordingly

They are surprising sooo creamy pigmented! I always prefer brown liners over black I just think they look better on me than black. They are so tiny too lol cute and perfect for trips

then onto the wipes

this is after one swipe! it removes absolutely everything after two swipes. the only thing I dont like about it is that it doesnt smell like pomegranate as it claims. liars

Whats even better about them is all of them are 75%off at rite-aid. so if you want to check out a few of them you should really run and get some before they are out of stock!

Lastly, an interview look couple days ago with Revlon Colorstay lipstick in Peach

will update soon i promise! enjoy the nice weather <3

Jun 18, 2010

Neon Bikinis On Top! + FOTD

New Bikini I picked up from Target! As said before, I am loving the neons this summer!

Camwhoring time :D

What are your choices of bikinis this summer?

Jun 17, 2010

Sqeaky Clean Face ~ My St. Ives Cleansers

In order to help makeup glide on smoothly you need to have good skin. Choosing good cleaners is for sure essential in giving your face that clean foundation to rest up and prevent from breaking out. To make sure I clean my face thoroughly everyday after I remove my makeup using makeup remover:

From left to right:
Apricot Scrub Invigorating for fresh skin ( 1-2 times/week )
exfoliates to reveal smooth, radiant skin

Total Body Cellulite Control advanced body lotion ( non greasy, use daily )
clinically proven to significantly reduce the appearance of cellulite in 2 weeks

Apricot Scrub Gentle for sensitive skin ( use daily )
exfoliates to reveal smooth, radiant skin

Green Tea Scrub Naturally Clear  ( use daily )
clears breakouts & reduces redness

Who doesnt like St. Ives, right? High quality, affordable products that actually work. Their apricot scrubs are must haves. If the invigorating one is too strong for you, I recommend you use the gentle one of which is the new formula they recently (or maybe not that recent) came out with. it is a scrub that is mild but coarse enough for sensitive skin! I just love the texture so much though I dont have sensitive skin. I also have the green tea cleaning gel but i have no idea where it went. the scrub works just as fine as the gel. It contains salicylic acid which helps prevent and clear up acne prone skin. I have also been using the cellulite control body lotion. I am not sure if it reduces cellulite but its definitely a light enough, non greasy body lotion for this humid season.

Are you a natural brands (or marketed as a natural brand e.g. Aveeno, Burts Bee) lover? What do you like?

Jun 16, 2010

Bobbi Brown Empties

 Summer is the season we do a lot of traveling and these are perfect!

Inspired by Bobbi's passion for organization and portability. Use this set of lightweight bottles and jars to custom-fill your skincare favorites. Set includes 0.1 oz. jar, 2-0.24 oz. jars, 1 oz. bottle, 0.5 oz. bottle, plastic funnel, plastic spatula and 10 self-adhesive labels, pre-printed and blank to record contents.

especially love the tiny funnel and spatula, so cute and useful!
look at how tiny the funnel is!

comes with stickers conveniently for labeling different bottles and plenty name-our-own ones

If your looking for empties like these, this set is perfect and only $10!

Jun 13, 2010

Nars Multiple Tint + FOTD

So I was drooling over the new limited edition Nars Multiple Tint in Beverly Hills.
It is -omg so gorgeous- from the Nars website. (agree?) But when I was at Lord & Taylor today, I was contemplating for the longest time choosing between Beverly Hills and Turks & Caicos because

1) I had such high expectation on Beverly Hills and no expectation for Turks & Caicos
2) I was in love with the pink nars fonts on black but not so much with the orange on black

It made my choice extremely difficult I am telling you. At the end, I actually chose Turks & Caicos because it compliments my skin tone a lot nicer. Then, it also took me awhile to calm myself down with the fact that

1) I already have too much makeup but one face so I shouldnt buy both
2) I should choose the quality and color over the package and stop being a package design sucker and accept the fact that Turks & Caicos is an overall better color for me than Beverly Hills

My thought:
What I love the most about this product is that it does not come off easy! I can literally go swimming with it on. If I dont like the matte finish on lips (which I do actually) I can always have a gloss or even lipstick over it. I can do so much with it! eyeshadow, blush, lip color.. and most importantly I dont need to carry separate items anymore when I go travel or waste time thinking what lip color and blush would go together. 

Hues you can pick from:

Heres the descriptions from the Nars website

Last but not least, FOTD using it at night time
gotta love the neon this summer

sighhh after saying so many good things about it maybe i should go back to get Beverly Hills -_- suckaa

Jun 12, 2010

Orly Who's Who Pink

Orly Who's Who Pink

Opaque pink with a hint of coral and blue sheen undertone (that matches my veins, jk)
not too pink not too pale not too orange

its actually the 1st Orly I own. the quality actually surprises me. it glides on smoothly. no bumps even after 3 thick layers.

The coral hue is not shown in the pictures. I have the old people fav (also my fav) Golden Cup Balm in the last picture in comparison to the real pigmentation, only if you have seen / use one before lol

Jun 10, 2010

Skinfood + Etude House + Laneige + Missha Haul from Koreaa

Shopping in Seoul is like wandering in heaven (even though i have never been...... yet), I almost missed my flight shopping at the duty free-_- Prices are normally only 1/3 of what we paying in the States without any discounts, straight from the stores, and coming with tons of samples. I even got a calender from Missha (random), a cotton holder from Etude House (more random) and crazy many samples from Skinfood (not so random lol).

Here are what I bought as shown in pictures

From Skinfood:
Agave Cactus Cream (Hydrating)
Salmon Dark Circle Concealer Cream #2
Aloe Sun BB Cream SPF 20PA - Shade 2
Lime Secret Shine Base #65 Lime Pearl Green
Sweet Potatoes makeup Base

From Etude House:
Nature in Every Masks - Lemon and Pomegranate
Hydro-Wrap Masks - Brightening, Nourishing, Moisturizing
Etude x Hello Kitty Mini Hand Lotion (limited edition)
Nail Polish Base
Quick Dry Drop

From Laneige:
(Did not buy much caz a lot of their stuff are over rated, in my opinion)
Make up Primer Serum Control
Perfect Renew Emulsion
Skin Veil Base

From Missha:
Perfect Cover BB Cream No.23
M Watery BB Cream (given away)

More reviews will be posted soon, I promise!
Argh, I wish I had more time and could go again soon ><

Go to Seoul, girls! You wont regret it!
Agave Cream

Jun 9, 2010

Majorlica Majorca ~ my everyday mascara routine

As many of you might have noticed already,  I have NO lashes lol! Majorlica Majorca mascaras are probably the best ive come across yet they barely made my lashes noticeable (while a lot of gurus out there use them for crazy japanese doll dramtic effects) Enough said, I want to show you my everyday mascara routine.

Curl my lashes with Shu Uemura eyelash curler
Apply mascara

Use Panasonic eletronic eyelash curler to comb thru my lashes once


If i want to go for a more dramatic look Id go for the left one
If i want to go for a natural look then id go for the right one

Definitely want to buy more <3
and check out more of their stuff here

Jun 8, 2010

60 Followers Giveaway Winner Announcment - Congratz Liz!

Congrats Liz!! Your going to get...

Sorry this was taking forever. Once again, thank you for all the love shared and supporting along the way on blogger. I hope everyones enjoying blogging here as much as I do. Love you all <3

Jun 7, 2010

CVS Sale, Drugstore Lippies, Foundation, Bronzer, ELF and Darkness Falsies

Hi Everyone! How was your weekend?
I am finally back from New York! it was a lot of fun!

but it feels even better being back home after being gone for a week
and finally having time to update :)
i want to dedicate this post to what i bought over the past week
nothing fancy - all very feasible products

jamming them together they are all from
1) CVS 50% off 75% off sale
2) ELF from Target
3) Darkness and ELF Falsies
first things first - lippies(from left to right)
Maybelline Moisture Extreme in A12 Sugar Plum Ice
Maybelline Moisture Extreme in A34 Born With It
Maybelline Moisture Extreme in A60 Windsor Rose

Revlon Super Lustrous in 080 Cherries In the Glow (can def wear it by itself, love the pigmentation, will def buy more in diff. colors)
Maybelline lipgloss 505 (not sure about the name)
Revlon Creme Gloss in 060 Peachy Sheen
ELF Hypershine gloss in 91106 Flir
t ($1 quality)
Sally Hanson Color Comfort Lip Color in Sunbeam 1030-55 Rayon de soleil (sucks!)
Revlon Colorburst in 070 Soft Nude (New fav!)
Revlon Colorburst in 075 Peach (Sec fav!)


Swatches in room light and sunlight accordingly

Foundation and Bronzer
Rimmel Lasting Finish Mineral Enriched Foundation in 201 Classic Beige (Love it! lasts all day)
Maybelline Pure Makeup shine-free Foundation in Creamy Natural light 5 (So light! Perfect for summer )
NYC Color Wheel Mosiac Face Powder 727A Mocha Glow (Nothing special, does its job. 75% off quality)

ELF Haul
The nearby Target finally has ELF stuff
most impressed with the studio brush
the rest are so-so, but not too bad for the price
Contouring Blush & Bronzing Power (very cheap for $3)
Complexion Perfection
(pretty bad quality for pressed powder, too light for my skin)
Brightening Eye Color in Sliver Lining 91106
Studio Eyeshadow "C" Brush (love it! will probably buy more from the studio line)
Professional Eye Shadow Brush (not too bad for $1)

Darkness from HMart (Love the quality for the price)
ELF from Target
(havent tried out yet)

In conclusion, I dont need to buy all expensive makeup to make myself happy. I have been cutting down my spending and trying out a lot of so called drugstore products lately and I am very pleased with the results. It really depends on if you have the time to try new things out. Of caz, I still believe its a bigger risk of investing in sucky products, but overall I really enjoy the experience/experiment haha

Last but not least, as promised from the last post
i was having too much fun and forgot i needed to take pictures
the only picture - blurry

and here are the jessica simpson ones

hehee the T-Storm is gone! Enjoy the weather <3

Jun 3, 2010

Shoes arrived!

my order from Nordstrom came today wohooo! they both fit very well and are very tall, which i love! i am keeping them yay yay :D

 1) Been lemming for many months to get a pair of super high heels in natural color. these are nine west from nordstrom. so comfy!

2) Typical heels I like. high platform, rock and roll, black and zippies. these are jessica simpson and they are surprisingly well made. never expected nice shoes from jessica simpson (either other stuff-_-). the leather straps are super soft too!

Weekend is here! New York here I come!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone xoxo

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