May 31, 2011

Sneak Peek --Fashion Shoot Makeup Looks


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Both looks were done by me/ UPLOADED VIA INSTAGRAM.


Here are the two looks that I'm going to be doing for the Fashion-shoot this Saturday. The two models that I'll be working with are beyond gorgeous, so I'm sure they'll be able to make these looks even more amazing. Also, I wanted to incorporate those fun lashes that I got a while back & never got to use. 


What do you guys think? 


PS. I AM AWARE THAT THE EYELINER ON THE 2ND LOOK IS MESSED UP. MY HAND WAS A BIT SHAKY TODAY :) 
ALSO, CAN YOU TELL THAT THE 1ST LOOK WAS DONE ON THE RIGHT EYE & THE 2ND LOOK IS DONE ON MY LEFT?

Monthly Product Favorites (May 2011)


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1.) CARGO Bluray HD Powder (Shade 20)
2.) ELF Studio Blush (Candid Coral) & Heidi Yi Mineral Blush (Matte Apricot)
3.) MAC Amplified Lipstick (Impassioned)
4.) LA Colors Color Craze Nail Varnish (.....Diamonds) Sorry, I forgot the full name of it
5.) Lumene Vitamin C+ Radiant Beauty Drops


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CARGO BLU RAY HD POWDER (Shade 20)
I absolutely love this powder!  It has become my HG when it comes to setting powders. I love this powder more than my Estee' Laudere, MAC or Etude House, mainly because it gives you a silky smooth canvas, it doesn't cake at & it sets your makeup really well <3 I will definitely repurchase this again. Although, I must say, this little thing right here might cause you some pain in your wallet, as it is about $30. So yeah, price wise can be a bit of a downer, but overall, this product is one heck of a great investment! 


WHERE TO FIND THIS PRODUCT:
ULTA, Sephora & Cargo Website


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ELF BLUSH (CANDID CORAL) & HEIDI YI MINERAL BLUSH ( MATTE APRICOT)
Omg, what can I say? this blush combo is probably the best I've ever come across. ELF's candid coral is an amazing pink-coral blush with flecks of gold. However, it may come a bit too sheer & a little too glittery for my taste if worn by itself. As for Heidi Yi's Mineral Blush in Matte Apricot, well, this blush has made my monthly favorites over several times. It has also been one of my favorite blushes for a few months now. However, since it's a matte finish, it does make your face a little blotchy as the day goes on. Anyways, I discovered that by combining a little bit of both, it gives a perfectly healthy sun-kissed glow to your face without blotchy-ness or too much glitter!


WHERE TO FIND THESE PRODUCTS:
ELF BLUSH- Target or ELF's Website
Heidi Yi Blush- Heidi Yi's Website

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MAC AMPLIFIED LIPSTICK (IMPASSIONED)
This lipstick is a definite must have for this Spring/Summer season. It is a perfect blend of pinks, reds, & corals. I also love the fact that its an amp finish because it is very vibrant and doesn't dry out my lips like most MAC lipstick finishes do. I am also loving the pigmentation that this lipstick gives, it's not sheer by any means but you can definitely control how much you want to put on. 


WHERE TO FIND THIS PRODUCT:
MAC Counters & MAC Website

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LA COLORS NAIL VARNISH
I got this nail polish from the $1 store & wasn't expecting much from it since it was cheap. But low & behold, this nail polish is one awesome nail polish. I love love love it! I like how it's a clear polish with huge chunk of glitters. It kind of reminds me of the OPI polishes they have at Sephora that looks very similar but costs like $8-9? I think this is also available in gold, so I'm definitely going to head back to my $1 store & grab the gold one as well. I mean seriously, this is such a huge steal, don't you think?


WHERE TO FIND THIS PRODUCT:
$1 Store


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LUMENE RADIANT BEAUTY DROPS
To be honest, this is my first time ever trying these "beauty drops" or any other kind of beauty drops for that matter. But I must say, as weird as it looks, it made my face feel extremely soft. Although, I'm not too sure if it has made my face any more radiant, since you're supposed to use it for exactly 28 days, which you can tell I haven't done so, since I still have a lot left. But nonetheless, I love how it has made my face soft like a baby's bottom <3 I also picked out a bunch from their new VITAMIN C+ line & have been using it religiously with my current skincare routine. (I'll be sure to do a full review of the other Lumene products that I got, in about a few more weeks or so)


WHERE TO FIND THIS PRODUCT:
ULTA, Walmart & Lumene's Website



So, how about you guys, what are some of your favorite products for this month of May?

May 29, 2011

Tantalizing Turquoise


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-Turquoise Green Polka Dot Dress from Lovemode.com
-Light Brown Knit Oversized Cardigan from Ross
-Natural Lace Up Canvas Peep Toe Wedge from GoJane
-Mustard Skinny Waist Belt from XX1
-Cat Eye Sunglasses from Sunglass Warehouse
-Chocolate Brown Lace Satchel from Ross
-Cappelli Floppy Wide Brim Sun Hat from JC Penny


FASHION FOCUS: BRIGHT FLIRTY SPRING DRESS
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This season isn't just all about florals! This Spring/ Summer season is all about bright bold colors that you can still mix and match with your comfortable neutrals. 


This dress is a perfect spring dress just because its light, comfortable and you can dress it down or up depending on how you accessorize it. In my case, I wanted a more casual yet girly look, so I paired this amazing dress with a floppy wide brim sun hat, cat eye sun glasses, a solid mustard skinny waist belt to singe my waist area & a chocolate brown lace vintage-looking satchel. 


It's an easy look to pull off, and you can even take away the sun hat for a more casual look.  


So, if you are looking for affordable trendy juniors clothing, you should definitely check out Lovemode.com ;) It's an online site that I recently discovered that carries amazing selection of dresses & other things. I actually got 3 dresses from this site. It's amazing because they ship from California so I was able to receive my order within a 3 business days. Also, the dresses are made very good. The interior is clean and the hems are nicely stitched (you guys know how picky I am when it comes to the interior of the garment) 


Overall, I am very satisfied with the dresses & the service! 


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FACE OF THE DAY
Todays look is very simple! Just a skin toned matte eyeshadow on the lid (MAC's Blanc Type), the usual eyeliner, fake lashes & just added a pop of turquoise color under the lash line (MUA's Shade 6)
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Anyways, I'm sorry loves that I haven't posted a blog post in such a loooong time. I actually just finished my finals and I'm now FREE! Free at last! So, now I have time to blog all summer long :)

Also, a huge Congratulations to all who graduated or know someone who graduated from Kindergarten, Middle School, High School and College!!!

PS. PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO ENTER MY 1K SUBSCRIBERS GIVEAWAY! I'LL BE GIVING AWAY MAC, CARGO, ELF, STILA & SOME EXTRAS. GIVEAWAY ENDS IN 2 DAYS (MAY 31; 12AM PST)

CLICK HERE TO ENTER

May 11, 2011

FOTD + Flower Power


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EYES:
-UDPP
-MUA Eyeshadow (Shade #12)
-Sleek Storm Palette (Dark Matte Brown e/s)
-Sleek Storm Palette (Matte Black e/s)
-Sleek Storm Palette (Metallic-Shimmery Cream e/s)
-Maybelline Eye Studio Cream Liner (Black)
-Urban Decay 24/7 Liner (Zero)
-Cargo LashActivator Mascara (Black)
-Asian Fake Lashes

BROWS:
-Billion Dollar Brows Brow Powder (Raven)
-Billion Dollar Brows Duo Highlight/Concealer Pencil
-ELF Clear Brow Gel (Crystal)

FACE:
-Hard Candy Face Primer
-Maybelline FIT Liquid Foundation (230)
-Ellis Faas Concealer (S203)
-MAC Studio Finish Concealer (NC35)
-Cargo One Base Concealer (B03)
-Mattify Cosmetics ULTRA Loose Powder
-DuWop Cheek Venom (Sidewinder)
-NYC Matte Bronzer (Sunny)
-Skindinavia Finishing Spray (No More Shine)

LIPS:
-MAC Lipstick (Impassioned)
-Shiseido The Makeup Lipgloss (Pretty Pink)

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Now, for some beautiful flowers that I personally photographed. (: Hope you guys like it!

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I believe these are Lillies. Not quite sure what kind they are, but they definitely belong in the Lily family lol
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So, this is not a flower, but he's definitely a charmer! My cute little Nashy with glasses on ;) Such a cutie!
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May 10, 2011

Overkill pt. 2 (Favorite Pairs of Shoes) + Prom Makeup


Here are by far some of my favorite pairs of shoes <3 
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1. DV by Dolce Vita Pali Wedge Sandals from DJ Premium
2.) Damita K Nude Pumps from Ebay
3.) Dollhouse Buckled Strap Wedges from Lulus
4.) Anne Michelle Balenciaga Inspired Lego Boots from Blooms
5.) Bumper Canvas Laced Up Wedges from GoJane
6.) Steve Madden Key Hole Sling Back Pumps from Ross
7.) Steve by Steve Madden Studded Peep Toe Pumps from Ross

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Can you tell that wedges, platforms and chunky heels are my favorite type of shoes? Well, it's because they are the most comfortable! I mean, don't get me wrong, I do love my pumps, but sometime, they kill your feet even after only an hour of usage. I would personally know because, I practically wear heels everyday. Haha!

So, what are your favorite type of shoes to wear?


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Btw, a couple of weeks ago was my sisters prom, so it was crazy for me once again. I did 7 girls' makeup in 6 hours. Holy moly! haha! It was exhausting, but it was amazing + earned a little money, which is always a plus.

 Anyways, here are some of there photos:

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Mai Chee, My little sister & Anjeanette

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Mai Chee Vang

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Anjeanette Andrade

I couldn't find pictures of the other girls, so I won't bother posting it. hehe!

Anyways, for those who went to prom, did you guys had fun?

May 5, 2011

Busy Busy Busy + 1,000 Youtube Subscribers Mega Giveaway


Hey loves,
I know it's been a while since I last posted a blog =/ I've been extremely busy with school especially since the semester is almost over. Actually, 3 more weeks till this Spring semester is done. So, lately, I've been doing projects after projects with my Textiles, Promotions and Marketing and Clothing & Culture classes. It's been one heck of a month it's been. But anyways, I'm slowly getting back to blogging again, but this month might still be a little slow since Finals are coming up really soon.

But anyways, aside from my "busy" life, I wanted to blog and let you guys know that I'm doing another giveaway. I feel like this giveaway has a lot of cool prizes & even though it's a youtube  giveaway, I still hope that most of you will enter it. 

But yeah, I recently reached 1,000 subbies on my youtube channel & I am very very happy~ So, for all of your love and support, I wanted to make this fun giveaway/ contest. Please check it out here:



Don't forget to enter!

PS. I KNOW I HAVEN'T ANNOUNCE THE APART SHAWL SWEATER GIVEAWAY WINNERS YET. PLEASE BARE WITH ME, I PROMISE TO HAVE IT UP WITHIN THIS WEEK. PROMISE <3 I LOVE YOU ALL. THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING!