Monday, November 7, 2011

Iron-Nails & Shadows.

I have been busy with school and work, so I have been neglecting my blog. I will be posting various highlights from August - current month.

This post will be focused on beauty products.


I have not had time to do my nails lately, just very plain and simple looks. Two months ago I was inspired by my friend, Ana, who had Green Lantern nails. Here is my Ironman atttempt; August 5. I love Ironman.



Halloween weekend, Urban Decay's president was in Minnesota and made appearances at a few Ulta's. He was in Woodbury on Friday October 28th. I stopped in around 11am. The new palettes and palettes that are often sold-out were all there! I spent well over $150 for two palettes, but buyers received a free bag with travel-size UD cosmetics and a UD t-shirt. I bought the Book of Shadows IV and Urban Decay's 15 year anniversary palette.

I was super stoked to try out the shadows and products, but I realized I forgot my 20% off entire purchase coupon. The following morning, I made a trip back to Ulta and returned the items so I could repurchase and redeem my coupon. I ended up returning the Book of Shadows IV. I figured the shadows were a bit boring and I had plenty of neutrals. Also, the price marked seems too expensive for what it's worth. I would be paying more for the gadgets than the actual shadows. However, I kept the 15 year anniversary palette and was still qualified to keep the free gifts, plus saved some money. Win-Win!



I recently purchased two more shadows for my MAC palette.
Vex and Sumptuous Olive. One more slot til the palette is complete.
This palette has taken me over a year to fill up. xP


Left to Right & Top to Bottom:
Carbon - Typographic - Mystery - Goldenrod - Passionate
Woodwinked - Rice Paper - Naked Lunch - Vex - Fresh Water
Amber Lights - Goldmine - Crystal Avalanche - Sumptuous Olive - (EMPTY)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Regrets - Too late

Sometimes you do things that can hurt others. They tell you that it has, but you downplay the actual damage. You apologize to them. You attempt to reconcile with gifts. Then you behave like nothing happens, and it's when these accumulations of hurt turn a person calloused, only then can a person begin to understand what they have done.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Weekend update.

We celebrated my sister's graduation on Saturday. It was busy but filled with a lot of delicious food and great people. After the party, it was still about 7pm. A couple of my first cousins were spending the night so we did a little shopping last night and this morning.


We browsed around Francesca's and I bought a pair of red canvas shoes, on sale for $7!!! I previously bought a similar one from Aldos for 5x the price! Glad I returned it. Then I made a quick stop to H&M and bought a hoodie. I love hoodies!


I haven't bought any make-up products from Victoria's Secret before. I've only purchased under garments and body spray. I decided to take a look at their color tinted lip-gloss and ended up getting two! I much prefer lip-gloss in a tube so I'm not too fond of the packaging its in but I loved the colors. Aside from the lip-gloss purchases, I also bought 5 hip-huggers and a bra.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

NKOTBSB Concert!

My uncle and his girlfriend surprised me and bought concert tickets for my birthday! It was the best night of my life thus far! I felt like a 12 year old girl all over again. We got a suite, it was nice being away from the crowd. Obviously, I took a lot more pictures but that would take me a long time to upload and post. Here are the few that pretty much gives you the idea of what went down. :)


We made our own shirts, 2 nights before the concert. I picked out an older picture because it is how I remember them, also because there are all five of the members. Kevin was not able to go on tour with them.


We pre-gamed a little before heading out. As soon as we got there we ordered a round of shots.


The show was opened by GLEE star, Matthew Morrison. He was great!


Then, New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys appeared! You have no idea how happy and excited I was at this point in time!!!


We had another shot in-between the breaks. This last, seventh, shot was definitely the one.

* I had to be driven home. I knocked out. Be-friended the toilet every hour or so. Woke up fine and dandy. Overall, greatest night ever!!!!!

The best for last, my lovely, Brian Littrell.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Reflection.

I was able to capture this beautiful sunset tonight. Yay! I loved the reflection off of the lake.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Twenty Nine.

I have been busy and well, kind of neglecting my blog. Exactly twenty-nine days today; one month tomorrow. Since it has been about a month, I do not know where I left off. I have been to a few parties, had a girls night, attended events and random outings. I also do not remember what I have purchased this month so we can skip that part.

Quick recap of early June:
* My family left for a weekend to Wisconsin. I stayed home and house-sat. A few friends came over. We did our nails, made crepes, and had a Korean BBQ.


* I attended Lili's surprise babyshower. They had a lot of good finger food and mixed drinks. Yes, there were mixed drinks at the babyshower, strictly for the guests of course. There were also two non-alcoholic mixed drinks. She had a cute delicious cake to go along with all the delicious food and beverages.


* I am having a brain fart. I know I did a lot more things but too much to go into details. Lol. The last big, fun, and exciting thing I did was; my nine day trip in Boston, Massachusetts! I took over 1500+ photos but here's one for a tease. Boston was beautiful!!!


Prudential Area in Boston.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Food, Sweets, & Drinks!

Friday felt like a really long day. After work I ran a few errands, picked up my BFF, Kao, and headed to Grand Ave. We initially wanted to check out Phresh to get pedicures and possibly a haircut but they were booked. We then decided to walk 2 blocks down and grabbed a bite to eat at Cafe Latte. After a quick lunch we went to pick up the cake Kao ordered for her husband.

Later on that night we went out for dinner at Oskaka Sushi & Hibachi for Kao's husbands surprise birthday dinner. The plan was for everyone to show up before they did. It turned out great. It was an interesting and fun night.

After a big dinner, my friend Mai Bao and I headed to a bar, The Library, in Dinkytown. I have been there once before and it was not all that great. The second time around was pretty much the same. The music was all over; slower beats, faster beats, r&b, hip-hop, country, 90's, rock, etc. I couldn't keep up.

Nonetheless, it turned out to be a pretty long Friday, but filled with friends and fun.


A few of their dessert options and what I had for lunch.


My dinner from Osaka. Gyoza for an appetizer and yummy sushi rolls. I always have to get a Spicy Tuna Roll. It is my all time favorite.


Birthday cake Kao ordered from a nice little place on Grand Ave. I forget the name of the shop but the cake was really good!

SATURDAY: I spent the night with a few lady friends for one their birthday. I had a really good time dancing the night away and having a few drinks.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Boyfriend, dress me.

My friend Mai Bao shared this, Would You EVER Let Your Guy Pick Out Your Clothes? I Did, for a Week!, on her Facebook wall. I found it interesting and seems fun to do. I would like to give it a go but I don't live with my Boyfriend. I don't see him everyday and every morning, for that matter. But I'd still like to give it a try. Maybe we'll work around it somehow, instead of everyday we could do it on days when I do see him, totaling up to seven days.

Mia with her rad fit. I like her kicks.

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Red diamonds.

I did my nails last night. Two months ago I read somewhere in an Elle magazine, "Whenever I wear Mademoiselle, I get a whiff of Paris." I went out to buy it a few days after. I like it. Very simple and clean. It's like wearing just a clear coat but with a hint of light pink.

- Konad, plate m57
- Essie: Mademoiselle
- OPI: Tasmanian Devil Made Me Do It
- Sally Hansen: Strobe Light

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sunday morning, 5am.

Some mornings on my way to work I witness pretty skies, but of course, there is no time for me to stop and not that I have my camera with me anyway. Sunday morning I decided to set my alarm to see if maybe I would be lucky. Glad I did because it was a beautiful sunrise!

These are unedited photos, except for the watermark. Ten minutes apart;
I was able to capture two deers in this shot!


The sun is finally peeking out.


Penny enjoying the sunrise with me.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Make-up, catch-up.

I have been busy and have not had time to update. Also, my computer caught a virus so I had to factory reset it. I am in the process of getting my very-much-needed-super-useful-programs back.

I bought a few NYX jumbo eye pencils; Black Bean, Slate, Pure Gold, Yogurt, and Iced Mocha. I like them all so far. I don't necessarily dislike any. I bought a shade of lipstick in Electra, also from NYX.


My most valuable possession at the moment is Urban Decay's NAKED palette! Finally, after months of stalking Ulta, I got one. I love every shade. I have used every single one for different looks. I wish for more matte colors but other than that, it is wonderful.


My sisters prom was over the weekend. I did her make-up, it was based around purple and gold. Helping her get ready for her prom made me want prom round two.


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Over the weekend I went out with my BFF, Kao, to see Bridesmaids. I loved it. I had plenty of laugh out loud moments and a few don't-cry-right-now moments. Bridesmaids is a movie based on a different kind of love, friendship. I wouldn't call it a chic flick, there were plenty of "manly" events. I liked the fact that the typical gross, foul act, and language, usually done by men in comedies, were done by women. We're human. I cannot wait to see it again.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Look At Me Now.

I've had the original, Chris Brown featuring Busta Rhymes & Lil Wayne, on replay for many weeks now. I found this cover through KDWB's blog. I love it. That chic is boss. I will be replaying this for weeks to come as well. Just thought I'd share these addicting tunes.

COVER:


ORIGINAL:

Thursday, April 21, 2011

BOGO, FTW.

I went to Ulta after work and met up with my friend, Mai Bao. We did a little browsing and picked up a few things. Here are the items I purchased today. There were a few BOGO's so I grabbed what I liked and got a pretty good deal.


I have had this bag since last year. I am not a huge fan of make-up boxes for storage. I think they are a bit flimsy and a little harder to carry around. Maybe someday I will give-in. As of now, I have a nice cosmetic bag to store my beauty products. I've purchased a few in the past. They have progressively become larger throughout the years. Instead of tossing all my products into the bag I have now, I used the smaller ones to create "dividers".

* The bag.
* Inside without the brush bag. Tucked well.
* Inside with the brush bag.
-- I like to have my brushes out when doing my make-up so I place it loosely on-top. The other cosmetics are easier to dig around for.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spring Temptations -Epic.

A late post on my Saturday April 9th night; I attended the Spring Temptations event at Epic Nightclub. The special guests were YouTube's; J-Reyez, Timothy DeLaGhetto/Traphik, Smokes, Erika David, Mr.83, The Infamous, and Lil Crazed. I am familiar with four of the seven guests. I saw them perform but was able to meet and take a photo with TimothyDeLaGhetto. He was the main person I wanted to meet for the night. Score.



Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Secret Garden - Fashion Show.

Saturday April 16th, my friend Mai Bao and I attended the Secret Garden fashion show held by Secrets Fashion Agency. Some of the designs were really interesting. The bathroom was also really nice. We spent some time in there taking photos. Lol. The downfall of the night was, I didn't bring my DSLR because I assumed we were not allowed to. The last fashion show, in which I did not attend, I heard they were only allowed to bring compact cameras. - I'm bummed I didn't get to capture a few of my favorite pieces. We tried taking a few shots with Mai Bao's compact camera without the flash, but they came out blurry and the exposure was slow due to the low lighting. Oh well, here are a few photos of us from the event.


Posing in the vanity area of the bathroom.

Weekend purchases.

I did major damage to my bank account over the weekend. Ate sushi pretty much the whole weekend and did a little shopping.


- I finally bought a new pair of classic black & white Chuck Taylors. Comfortable and good for everyday wear. I own a few pairs. You can't have too many.
- Alongside the chucks, I bought Sneaker Balls. Just in case I need to get rid of BO in my sneakers/shoes.
- I stopped by Ulta and picked up NYX jumbo pencil in "Milk", LASplash multi-use glitter in "Enlightened", and LASplash proof sealer.
- A cute headband from H&M.
- Another trip to Ulta for Katy Perry's "Shatter" nail polish in black and NYX Matte palette in "One Night in Morocco". NYX products were 40% off over the weekend.
- Lastly, I stopped by Charming Charlies for a much needed clutch.

* The look from Katy Perry's "Shatter" with a hot pink base color.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Baby shower update.

This past Saturday; April 9th, was my friend's baby shower. The diaper cake I made was finally brought to her. The food was delicious and the day was filled with fun games and neat prizes.

The adorable cake she ordered from a local bakery shop. It was yummy!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Peeking through the clouds.

I stalked the sky and clouds today. I hoped it wouldn't be too cloudy so maybe I could capture a great sunset. I lost some hope after seeing a bulk of dark thick clouds. I went to the hotspot anyway and glad I did! Here is the sunset of tonight.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Delicious rainbow.

Today was dedicated to being in the kitchen. I woke up and cooked for most of the day. I made delicious buffalo wings and baked rainbow cupcakes! The colors turned out perfect. They were delicious. Yummay.



* Unrelated note:
I finally went out to get Lady Gaga's Viva La Glam 2. I like it a lot more than my other few nude lipsticks. It does not give me an extra pale-washed-out-face.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

CustomHandMake.

The Fujifilm Instax Mini 25 camera case I ordered came in today! It is so nice. I love it. I ordered it from customhandmake.blogspot.com. I asked for it to be slightly larger so I can fit an extra pack of film with it, but I am able to fit two. She did a wonderful job. She personally designs other custom hand made things as well. Check out her blog if you get a chance.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

QWOP.

The Boyfriend was playing an online game the other day. It was this super flimsy guy where you have to control his thighs and calves by using the letters Q W O P on your keyboard. Good for a laugh.
Here's the game: QWOP. In case you're interested.

A print-screen of me playing. I only got as far as 0.2 meters. Hha.

As lame as it may seem, I was somehow inspired by this game and did this look on my sister. Pretty nice combination of colors actually.

Forever 21, yes!

I came home from work and saw that my Forever 21 package came in. As I was literally taking a picture of the camera necklace, not 10 minutes after I got home, delivery guy rang the door bell. My OTHER package from YesStyle came in as well! Woot! Most awesome day ever. I was actually surprised my second package came in already. It was shipped internationally and I just ordered it last week. It usually takes about two. Anyway, who cares! I love the shoes and everything. After all this spending online and offline, Boyfriend and I have decided, no spending money in April. Only on gas, things that are necessary, and maybe food. Hha.

Forever 21:
The necklace came in silver also but I bought the bronze to go with the ring I bought a few months back from Threadsence. I absolutely love the two together.


I saw these shoes and had to get them. I usually wear a size bigger in shoes when I shop at F21 but these seem to have been made fit-true-to-size. I got a 7 instead of 6. They are a bit loose but nothing I can't deal with. The lace design is what sold me.


YesStyle:
I finally found a good pair of closed-toe nude pumps! I own a few neutral/nude heels but they are open-toed. I was really excited for this one. I like the stitch details. Fits like a charm. A little loose perfect for slipping in shoe cushion for extra comfort.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Baby girl diaper cake.

My friend, since the second grade, is having a baby due in late April or early May. Her baby shower is in about 2 weeks. I've been shopping for it since last month. I finally bought the diapers yesterday. I started and finished it all last night. Yay!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sweet-tooth.

I baked the whole weekend. The weather was rainy and muggy. Perfect for staying in all day. It was also an excuse for me to use the cake tools I got from Michaels. I love marble cake so I made one. I baked a cake Saturday night and baked cupcakes today (Sunday). I usually buy and use store-made frosting/whip but decided to make my own on Saturday. The turnout was ok. Different but not bad. I worked with Fondant for the first time today. It is kind of hard to work with but I managed. As I've stated a few times, I am not the greatest when it comes to drawing, so I just did the basic flowers and leaves. The cupcakes turned out good. The Boyfriend helped me. He is the more artistic one in the relationship. He molded the frog for my lily-pad cupcake and he designed the susnet-mountain-killer-whale one. And we made some simple ones as well. Back to work in the morning!


Monday, March 14, 2011

Step 2 the Beat of my Heart.

I have been busy and have not had the time to update with my recent buys. Here are a few random collages containing my purchases.

Weekend Buys:

My Polaroid camera came in a couple weeks ago. I love it. I ordered 50 more films and received it this past Saturday. I've already used up a pack of film. (10)


Saturday afternoon I went shopping with Mai Bao and Pax. I was only able to drop by H&M and Forever 21. I bought a few things and am really happy with my purchases.
* I put the waist shorts on hold so I could have 24 hours on contemplating whether or not I should get them. Of course I went back in less than 4 hours.
* As I walked towards the registers, this adorable belt caught my attention. I really like the quad rope design.


I did not get much from Forever 21 except for an eye shadow palette. I have not used it enough to give an opinion on whether or not it is good, but I like the colors.

Todays Buys:

I stopped by Target after work and bought a few different shades of nail polish; red/pink, grey/silver, and black. Of course I LIKE TOTALLY had to grab the "One Last Lonely Girl" polish by Justin Bieber. I decided to wait on the colored shades and for today, grabbed the "Step 2 the Beat of my ♥."


Before going home I went to Michaels to look at their cake decorating supplies. One lady noticed I was having a hard time picking and choosing. She came up to me and said she took their cake decorating classes and pointed me towards the kit she has at home. I forgot to print the Michael's coupon so I said I'll wait on it and start off small. After our conversation I thanked her for the help. A little less than ten minutes later, still in the cake aisle, she comes back with a coupon and says, "here, I won't be needing this so you can take this coupon and buy that kit for yourself." It was the last one! I was so thankful! I thanked her a few times but I don't think she knows how much I really appreciated it. :) -- And of course, I love Spongebob. The icing decorations were on clearance so I had to get it..

THE END.

UPDATE:


I decided to paint my nails before bed. I LOVE the neutral color! I should have left it but I wanted to try out JB's "Step 2 the Beat of my ♥." As I should have expected, it is a little difficult getting the hearts out. I had to fish it out and dab it on my nail. Results = one heart per nail, except the two pointing fingers, I put three. I'm a bit bummed because it is cute, but it takes a little more work. Well, time to invest into JB's colored nail polish, not the glittery ones.