June 30, 2010

Hair Photowhoring Day + Sis Makeover + Etude House Review


My hair reminds me of that "Narsha" look that I did last month, I think. haha!
Anyways, sorry for the massive photos of me in this blog. MWHAHA!
just felt like photowhoring today! yeee~!!!

I know I look underage in these photos, but do not be fooled as I am a Halmuni (grandma) as my BF would call me. LMAOOO! I'm turning 23 soon >.<

Here's my little sis in her post St. Patricks Day get up. lmaoo!
I decided to do another makeover with her. MWHAHA! I love having a little sister to play with lol!






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ETUDE HOUSE REVIEW

Btw, thanks for those who have entered my MEGA GIVEAWAY! I will have the winners by the end of this week :) Look forward to another giveaway once I hit 600 ^_^ Excited much?


June 28, 2010

Video Heavy + I got a hair cut...again


Shoe Collection (Part 1)
requested by: Megadad888


OOTD
Ahh, it's uber hot outside today, feels like my skin burns every time I go outdoors =_=" Gahh! I despise summer =/




New Hair!!!
So I just came back home from the salon! And, can you believe it guys...? I actually, got my hair professionally cut for the first time after 4 years. Ahh, insane (and if you're wondering, yes! I have been cutting my hair for the last 4 years, maybe even longer but my last professional hair cut prior to this one was 4 years ago & they fucked it up) So you gets now?

Anyways, this hair cut is an Asymmetrical & A-line cut. I really like it because it's pretty unique. I know there are a billion girls with A-lines, but I didn't wanna have everyone else's hair cut, so I decided to cut on side shorter than the other. MWHAHAHA! What do you guys think? YAY or NAY?



Here are some pics!








June 27, 2010

OOTD + FOTD + Father's Day Pics + Misc


Outfit Of The Day


FOTD
Just minimal makeup..
It's too hot and I'm too lazy to even put on eye shadows haha!

Father's Day Pics
this was at my aunt's house!
we had a surprise father's day get together for my dad :)

my niece, cousin & i
my niece, cousin, me and my other niece
my sis and me
take 2

My snack, lately...
(toast with nutella, bananas & strawberries)

Random Vid...
I'm silly! hahahaah!



June 24, 2010

Ance History + Cellnique Review


Hey lovelies,
Before you guys watch this video, I just want you guys to know that this is probably the most challenging video I've ever made. I know how hard it is to do a video without makeup on and for me, it is such a huge deal because I know that I don't have that perfect, flawless skin. I know that these are certain insecurities that I've faced for a few years now. But after those miserable years of suffering with acne, I have finally found products that do work well for me. I have regained more self confidence both inside and out. As cliche as it sounds, it's true because not only have I worked on my self confidence, outwardly, but most importantly, building my self confidence deep within me. 

I know how deeply exhausting it is to be struggling with acne. I honestly couldn't even bare look at myself at pictures or even on the mirror because I couldn't see anything else but a face full of pimples. I always thought of myself as ugly and comparing myself to other people didn't exactly help either. I was in denial with my self confidence because I didn't want people to see that certain weakness that I have in me. I wanted to show people that I am strong and I'm not like other people who struggle with self esteem. However, within those lies, it did get tiring and I just cried myself to sleep most of the night, wishing all the "ugliness" would just go away. 

I covered my face with a ton of make up thinking that will suffice the "ugliness" that I felt inside. However, it just got worse.

I've used a billion different products for my acne, but nothing worked for me. In desperate attempts, I even tried higher end acne cleaners, etc, but nothing, until I saw videos about using all natural ingredient. After more than 6 years of suffering acne, I couldn't believe that I have found it.

Back then, my parents used to always criticize how much makeup I put on my face, but what I didn't realize is that they were just telling me the truth. My boy friend also tells me that he likes me a lot better with less make up, mainly because it's just me, plain and simple. 

Now that I think back to all their comments, I realize that they're right! Now, I put a lot less foundation and makeup and you know what, I actually like it! I feel beautiful with or without makeup now, and my confidence has sky rocketed. Not only did my acne go away but I hardly break out now. 




*I hope that this video helps you guys understand more about my history and struggle in regards to acne. 


Even though my skin isn't entirely flawless, I'm content and happy to how far my skin has gotten. I have regained more self confidence and to say it in a plain and simple text....well, I feel BEAUTIFUL! Regardless of what people now think of me, I know for myself that, beauty is found within but having better and healthier skin just enhances the beauty that you already have.


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CELLNIQUE REVIEW:







Discription: This is a phyto bio-engineering formulation gel for all skin types to reduce both blackheads and whiteheads on affected skin area without painful extraction. This daily maintenance gel also reduces sebum secretion, leaving the skin clear and producing smooth visible results within 10 days of application

Benefits:
Controls excessive sebum
Reduces the formation of blackheads and whiteheads
Reduces skin inflammatory
Controls and prevents breakouts
Increases skin moistures and improves skin elasticity
Anti-irritation

Overall Thought: 5/5 I put this serum on right after I wash my face with my cleaners, etc. I use this 2x a day, in the day time & night time. This particular serum has a slight peppermint scent to it, which I love, by the way. I also love how it doesn’t leave my face all oily or feeling greasy. It actually has a matte finish which is awesome. What I love about it is it does what it claims! It gives my face this matte finish that makes it feel oil-free. My skin now feels very dewy and a lot less oily. It only takes me about 2 small pumps or 1 big one to cover my whole face or areas that are on the oiler side. I love this products a whole lot!!!!!





Discription: This is a high-performance lightening essence that effectively targets the appearance of dark spots to give skin an extraordinary radiance and natural color. It is a revolutionary formulation for gradual fading of pigmentation or harm caused by free radicals
Benefits
Treats pigmentation
Reduces signs of aging
Antioxidant and anti free radicals
Whitening effect

Overall Thought: 5/5 I apply this serum right after I’ve applied my moisturizer. I use it 2x a day as well. I use it in the day time and night time. This product hardly smells like anything, if anything, it is very faint. It has a yellowish color to it that looks like mustard. The consistency is like a light foundation. It makes my face a bit shiny after I’ve applied it on, but doesn’t make my face feel too greasy. I love this product mainly because after using it, my acne scars have actually gotten a lot lighter. It really does what it claims which makes this one of my favorites as well, because I can and did see what this product can do. Plain and simple!


 



Discription: This unparalleled scrub masque is formulated with bio-captured fresh fruit enzymes and acids complex. It works effectively in exfoliating dead cells, optimizing cellular renewal performance and deep pore cleansing, thus revealing a softer, fresher and healthier skin.
Benefits
Exfoliates dead skin cells and deep pore cleansing
Optimizes cell renewal performance
Slows down aging process
Instant lightening, brightening and whitening effects

Overall Thought: 5/5 This masque has a off white borderline gray color to it with micro beads that also helps gently exfoliate your face right when you wash it. It has an amazing fruity smell to it, which I love (smells like pineapples) This type of mask is actually a clay type. I use it about 1x a week after my cleaners and it gives my face this silky smooth canvas right after I wash it. Like, I can’t even explain how good this masque makes my face feel. It definitely helped smoothed out my skin a lot more, leaving my face as smooth as a baby’s bottom (literally!) I just absolutely love this masque! 



Discription: A specially designed 3-in-1 daytime protection with SPF20 for oily and acne prone skin. It works as a full spectrum sun protection (blocks UVA and UVB), an acne cream and a natural foundation to even acne marks. Non-oily formulation.
Benefits
Kills bacteria P.acnes that causes acne inflammation
Prevents breakout
Heals acne prone skin
Promotes acne healing
Reduces inflammation
Anti-irritant

Overall Thought: 4/5 I use this sun block along with my Biore moisturizer. I mix a little bit of it and pat it all over my face. The consistency is very much like Missha’s Perfect Cover BB Cream. It’s a bit on the thick side, but doesn’t clog your pores. I love how the color is like a regular foundation, which really does remind me of a BB Cream. I love that it has SPF 20, which is great especially since it’s summer time and the sun is out to get us. Having SPF is always good to prevent acne scars getting more darker J





SWATCHES: 

1.) Advanced Bio Renewal Masque
2.) Skin Action Sebum Gel
3.) Derma Whitening Essence
4.) Skin Purifying Day Time Protection 20

Here's my before and after pics! I've used these products for about 3 weeks and as you can see, my face has gotten a lot smoother and the acne scars has lightened up a whole lot.

lots of redness & the texture is very rough looking

less red and smoothed out a whole lot

skin has gotten a lot smoother & less bumpy

skin is more dewy and texture has gotten 5x better. you can totally see the difference :)

Another thing!!!!!
Cellnique is actually nice enough to offer an Advanced Bio Renewal Masque sample for my first 50 readers to email them at fbfreesample@cellnique.com

 Please put "ewwitsnikki.blogspot.com" on your subject line and include your full name, mailing address and blog url (for a chance to do a product review)

This promo is valid for at least 1 week and delivery will take about 1-6 weeks.


The products mentioned in this review were all sent to me by http://cellnique.com for review purposes only. I did not get paid to do this review nor am I anyway affiliated with this company. My review is a 100% my own honest opinion. Use at your own discretion! What may work for me, may not work for you.

Mode 5 Haute Couture


 ♥ Hey there my lovely bloggers
Hope you all are having a wonderful summer. Hope you are all staying well hydrated because I know how crazy the weather is getting. Well, at least on my end, here in California =/ I don't know about you guys, but I'm not such a huge fan of summer. Hehe! Call me crazy but summer makes me feel icky & gross at times, mainly the crazy sweating and the stickyness. LOL! The heat also gives me a bad bad head ache, which sucks ass.

Anyways, aside from summer and all my crazy vents to you guys, I am here to talk to you guys about MODE 5 HAUTE COUTURE If you guys haven't read my tweets about getting an internship with them, well now you know :) I am now the new member of the Mode-5 Haute Couture team. I am in charge of the "Fashionista" section of the site, being the new Miss Fashionista. Blogging about new fashion trends, DIY tutorials and of course, makeup and beauty tips.

To read about my introductory blog with the site, please CLICK HERE and stay tuned with my weekly blogs and updates about everything that involves fashion. And of course, I'll still be very well active here on blogger to keep you guys updated with everything else that I normally update you guys. With reviews, rants, videos, and loads and loads of makeup, beauty and fashion posts.

Anyways, here's a semi-brief intro about the site.

It is just like your any other, ordinary Asian online clothing store. However, what makes Mode-5.com incredibly different is that, although they don't have a huge selection of clothing, the style and designs are absolutely gorgeous. Most of the stuff that we have on the store are very well made unlike most Asian online clothing stores. (and I'm not just saying this because I work for them) I'm saying this because I have personally tried and worn their clothing. (*see the photo on the bottom left)


Mode-5.com caters to petite sized people, which is amazing, because it is so hard to find good quality clothing for people who have a smaller frame like me. Most clothing fit sizes 00 to 3. 

 

 


Mode-5.com has a variety of clothing, from cute, sexy, office to high street wear fashion, which is amazing for people who are looking for a one-stop shop online store.

Although we are still expanding, most of our clothing are very affordable, plus the quality really does suffice. Most of our clothing are imported from Korea, Hong-Kong and all over Asia. We also try our best to be able to cater to all of your fashion needs. I can say that our customer service is one of the best, especially having Saadia behind it all. She is one of the sweetest ladies you'll ever meet.

Anyways,  please visit the site and show your support by reading my blogs under the Fashionista section and by voting on the poll on the ride side corner of the site. We would love to hear your feedbacks as well regarding our clothing, our site & our service.

Lastly, I would like you let you guys know that if any of you are interested on anything on our site, we are giving my readers/ followers a 15% off discount with your order. Just enter the code "NikkiSentMe" at the checkout ^_^

Please leave any questions, concerns, suggestions and anything else that you might want to comment about at the comment section down below :)

xoxo,
Nikki

June 20, 2010

Noraebanging in Ktown, LA


Part 1
me singing "hero" by mariah carey


Part 2
bf singing "forever" by lee jae wook?


Part 3
moses singing "?" (idk who sang it, but it's definitely a korean song)

Part 4
jae & moses dueting to "sacrifice" by creed?

Anyone else loves going to noraebangs or singing in karaoke's?

June 19, 2010

LA Trip Haul [Pics & Vid] + Happy 11 Months


Here's my haul video & below it are the pictures of the items me & my bf have purchased.









Anyways, the Fashion District was pretty cool over all, even though it's a bit hot since it's outdoors. Anyways, its pretty ghetto but pretty cool experience nonetheless. :D

Have any of you been to LA's "Fashion District?" if so, what have you guys purchased? & If not, do check it out whenever you're in LA ^-^

Planning on going back & shopping for more, hopefully. lmao!


PS. HAPPY 11 MONTHS, BABE!
one more month & we're 1 year old...ahh, seems like we've been together forever though. anyways, i love you & as you might already know...i'll continue loving you just as much, if not more, everyday, for the rest of our lives. thank you for being my best friend, my boyfriend, my soulmate, my motivation & inspiration. i love you

June 18, 2010

LA Trip Pics [Pic Heavy]


Big ass popcorn, we didn't even finish it half way 0_0"
haha! idk why the BF's face is like that lmao
MBD Masks time ^_^ 
i told him to put it on for me, mwhaha
Breakfast date @ ihop
my cutie <3
ASSSIAAAAN!
WTF?? lol
This is his "pervert" look lmaooo!
The best advertisement for this phone ;)
A candid pic of hunbuns + Watermelon Lemonade = Yum!
Sippin' on my drank! lol
Mediterranean Food, I got the Greek Plate
He's too cute, isn't he?
Ready to kill this grub!
Mirror Pic
OOTN
Our friend, Moses @ the Noraebang
At the YD Noraebang
Hunbuns singing hehe! hella cute
I sang Filipino songs, Korean songs & English songs. haha!
Moses & BF doing their duet lmaoooo
Me & Emily (cyworld friend meetup)
me & emily again
CYWORLD MEETUP!
Where are you, John?
LOVE!
random pic lol
This looks hella funny
Me & BF at some random stop over
take 2
Sweet Potato Fries
My cutie <3
My meal for the night!
Elephant Bar's Chicken Caprese with Tossed Basil, Cherry Tomatoes and Mozzarella
BF's meal; Lamb....something, something lol!
Matching World Cup- South Korean Shirts
And, again..lol!
STAR*BUCKS
At home...=/
My little sis & I
whoops, you can see my bra -_-"
Ignore the mess, I just got home hehe!
ASSSIAN POSE! 
wtf? I look high 0_o?


Anyways, I missed you guys so much! Hope you all had an amazing week. I know I did :) Anyways, I will be posting my LA Haul real soon & also my Haul video :] Also, I took some vids of my BF and our friend, Moses singing at the Noraebang [for those who are curious as to what a Noraebang is, it translates to "singing room" in Korean. It's basically a karaoke room]

Anyways, hope you guys enjoyed this uber pic heavy post!
I'll again, soon... needa rest & catch up with my family first! Glad to be back on blog :)