Friday, August 31, 2012

Makeup Haul!

People who knows me well may sense that I am turning into a crazy makeup addict/shopaholic. Not only do I love experimenting dramatic makeup practically on all days when I don't have work, I also love shopping for makeup!!! As you may have figured, I had a makeup haul while I was in Los Angeles and would love to share it with all of you!

 Throughout my entire vacation, I shopped for makeup mainly at three places: Target, Nordstrom Rack and Sephora

1. Make Up For Ever Camouflage Cream Palette - For the past few years, I have been experiencing serious freckles problem on my face even when I apply sunscreen everyday. My face also has a bit of redness and uneven skin tone so when I use one concealer trying to hide my skin imperfection, one skin tone concealer is simply not enough. When I first saw this cream palette at Sephora, I knew I have to get it. This palette has exactly what I was looking for, four fair to light skin tone cream concealer along with the green cream that conceal redness! I did not have a chance to try it on my face yet but I did test it on my hand and it blends very well. I will let you know how I like it once I try it on my face 
MAKE UP FOR EVER - 5 Camouflage Cream Palette
 2. Revlon ColorStay Lipliner - I am extremely satisfied with Revlon's balm stain so I decided to try more Revlon's lip products and in this case I bought a lipliner at Target. Same as the cream palette, I have not had a chance to try it but will let you know once I do.

3. NYX Navy Blue Eyeliner - if you have been following my posts, you will know how much I love NYX eyeliner! It glide on easily and it is highly pigmented. When I saw the eyeliners at Nordstrom Rack was only $3.50 each as opposed to $10 in Vancouver, I bought a couple of different colours. 

4. Urban Decay Primer Potion - I read so many great reviews about this primer so I decided to get one at Nordstrom Rack. They are selling it for only $10.

 5.NYX Liquid Eyeliner - Yes, NYX again!! Too happy with its colour so I decided give their liquid eyeliner a try.

6. Lancome Primer - got this as a gift from Sephora, can't wait to try it on :)

7. Boots Botanics Complexion Refining Concealer Stick - as I mentioned before that I am looking for a better concealer so I decided to give this brand a try. I got it from Target. I didn't go to Sephora until afterward which is why I have two concealers of two different brand and I am getting forgetful lately, I would often end up buying same makeup products but of different brand :b

8. NYX Eyeshadow - if you know me well, you will know that I am a crazy eyeshadow-holic! I believe our eyes is the number one feature that will catch people's attention so eye makeup is my top priority when doing a makeup look. I am constantly seeking for good quality/highly pigmented eyeshadows as they give the best result and NYX eyeshadow does an awesome job! Seeing these beautiful colours just make me colour-high!

I also bought a new set of brushes from Sephora. A painter without a brush can never be a great painter, well maybe if you are good at finger painting but all I wanted to say this is the same with makeup. A makeup artist without brushes can never do a great makeup. I used to use my finger a lot to apply eyeshadow because it is so much more convenient but ever since I started doing more and more dramatic makeup, I can never complete my look with just my fingers. At first I pay much attention to the quality of the brushes, I bought my first set of brushes for around $10. Yup, super poor quality with hairs fallen on my face when I apply makeup. The brush hair is quite rough especially the blush brush. Whenever I apply blush, my face used to turn more red cause it hurts my cheek. So please don't be like me, buy some good quality brushes as they are the magic wand that can do the Cinderella look! This new set of brushes that I bought is very soft to touch and most importantly it is anti-bacterial!

The last two pictures reveal how serious of an eyeshadow addict I am. Sorry couldn't give you guys much of a makeup review, but will definitely share with you what work best and what didn't once I have a chance to really play with my new makeup buddies!

Thank you for the sweet comments. I am still in the midst of responding to all comments and shall be able to catch up by end of the week. See you all next time!

xoxo <3


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tanned and Back!

I am back! This is by far the longest trip my boyfriend and I have ever taken and we have such a fabulous time in the past nine days but on the other hand, I also missed all of you and my blog very much especially when I have little to no internet access which was a little frustrating. Within the eight days, we been to San Diego, Coronado Island, Anaheim, Los Angeles, Hacienda Heights, Santa Monica and Desert Hills. Yup, we made good use of our time! Since I am still on my holiday mood and I am sure pictures are more tempting than my writings. I figure I will share with you some of my trip photos :)

 Starting from left corner picture:
1. You ask why a boring picture of me and the car - well, this is our first rental car! Love the car but not the rental company AVIS though cause the sales cheated and charged us for the road service assistant of $5.99/day even when we decline the offer :(

2. We spend our first day at the Coronado Island in San Diego and we absolutely fallen in love with the beach there!

By the beach, we found a gorgeous sand castle! It even have a little bridges on it

Parking in Coronado Island is so CHEAP, a quarter for an hour by the beach area, DEAL!

3, 5 We spent our second day at the Seaworld! Yes, I still have child's heart! Out of all the shows, I love the Shamu show and the dolphin show the most!

This is what happen when I am all hyped up!
 4. You ask why post the pink/red fishie: because out of the pool of the little fishes, I love her (judging by its colour) the most

On our third day, we went to the San Diego Safari Park and we got the Caravan safari package where we get to see the animals up close and feed giraffes and rhinos!

While I was laughing at other ladies why would anyone scared of feeding the giraffes, this is how I look when it's my turn to feed them...

Up close touching the cute rhinos!
We then spent two days at Disneyland. To me, Disneyland will always be a place where dreams come true, thanks to Walt Disney!

 On Day 6, we left Anaheim and head straight to Universal Studio and the first place we went to is the Hollywood Tower. See below:

Totally freaked out when the elevator suddenly dropped at a high speed

Vin Diesel is so HOT!
 We spent our second last day at Santa Monica and did some shopping and enjoy the sunshine!

Our butt prints! Look at how much bigger my boyfriend's butt is than mine, gay guys love him for this! He even got a free coffee once LOL!
 We spent our last day visiting my sister at Hsi Lai Temple. I haven't seen her for a few years and she is still a happy lady who always give me valuable advice. I miss her even more after I visit her as even I am not sure when is the next time I get to see her. We then shop at the Desert Hills Premium Outlet.

 Our trip sounds already very exciting right? My boyfriend agrees not and decided to add more excitement to our trip by parking our car overnight yester-night in LA downtown area. Guess what, our car got towed right when we are rushing for our flight! In the end we still got back on time but what a creative way to end our trip!

Aside from sharing my trip photos with all of you, I also want to share my makeup haul with you so heads up for the next post!
 Once again, thank you for all the kind comments from all of you! In the next few days, I will definitely get back to all of your comments!

Have an awesome night! 

xoxo <3


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Off to My Vacation!

In a day's time, I am off to Los Angeles for my summer vacation! Super excited! I will be there for 10 days which means I won't be seeing all of you until the 28th. I will definitely miss my blog and more importantly I will miss all of you! So today I brought you a longer post than usual with a makeup tutorial and my new set of photo shoot.

Since I will be staying in Los Angeles for 10 days enjoying the extremely sunny weather, I figure by the time I come back I will be extremely tan. I always wonder how I will look like if I have brown skin tone so today I decided to do a makeup tutorial of turning myself into a super tan me. Enjoy!

1. Before doing any makeup, ALWAYS remember to prep your skin by cleansing your face with face wash. Any face wash would do as long as it will get rid of all of your face oil. I am using Lancome Face Wash at the moment.
2. Once your face is ready, apply primer to create a smooth canvas on your face and it will help your makeup to last longer. I use Revlon PhotoReady Primer.
 3. To get a tan look, I mixed Joe's darkest foundation with my Marcelle BB Cream to get this natural brown skin tone. I apply the foundation with Joe's blending sponge. On my first try of this makeup, I only use Joe's foundation and I look like I was burnt so I decided to mix my regular skin tone bb cream with Joe's foundation.

 4. Using a dark brown eyeshadow, shape your eyebrow with a medium angled brush. I used Coastal Scent 88 Eye Shadow Makeup Palette
5. Using a black eyeliner, draw an eyeline from the inner to outer edges of your upper lashline and don't forget to leave a wing tip at the end as this will lift up you upper eyelid and make your eyes look longer. I used NYX retractable eyeliner, this by far the BEST eyeliner I have ever use compare to all the other drugstore brand eyeliners I used before. Highly recommended if you are looking for a good jet black eyeliner!

 6. Using a white eyeliner, apply an eyeline on your lower lash line as this will make you eyes look bigger. I used NYX Slide on White Eyeliner, again this is the best that I tried so far. You have to see my happy dance when I first try it on!!

 7. Using an eye shading brush, apply silver/metallic eye shadow over your eyelid. If you have round eyes like me, apply your eye shadow all the way to the inner eye corner

 8. Apply a dark purple eyeshadow above your eye crease line
 9. To make your eyes look even bigger, apply upper and lower false eyelashes. I used Revlon Precision Lash Adhesive and it works perfectly. Again, highly recommended
 To give you a better picture, this is how I painted my eyes
 Excuse my horrible photoshop skills! 
Last step: Contouring
Out of all the makeup steps, I think this is by far the most important step as this is what can actually change your face features to whatever way you want. Since this is the most important step of this makeup look, I have drawn it out to show you how I apply my highlight, my blush and my shading.

With a dark brown eyeshadow (as long as it is three shades darker than your own skin tone), start contouring your nose by shading the side of your nose as this will make your nose look straighter and smaller. Also apply bronzer right below your cheek bone and on the side of your forehead as this will give defined cheekbones and hide receding hairline

With a Revlon Rosy Glow Cream Blush, apply it to the apple of your cheek

Lastly highlight all the areas as it appear on my photo. I used a regular concealer (Physicians Formula Mineral Correcting Concealer) as highlight for this makeup look
Tah-Dah this completes my makeup look

My friend said I look like a latin girl, what ethnic do you think I look like?

Today, I brought you a look inspired by the Hippie Era. Hope you like it!

 What I am wearing:
Denim vest - Urban Behavior
Pants - Unknown
Chiffon blouse - American Apparel
Bag - Anne Klein
Necklace - Icing
Headband - Zara
Shoes - H&M


See you all in a week and a half!!! Have a wonderful weekend everyone! Few hours of sleep and I am off to Victoria with my girlfriends :D and the day after, Los Angeles, here I come!

xoxo <3


Monday, August 13, 2012

My Very First Features!!!!!

I am thrilled to share with you all my very first features! I have no intention in showing off, but simply wanted to share my joy with my readers along to my friends who read my blog and here they are:

I was featured in Fashion Space, it is a social publishing platforms that allows you to style your own looks and also get inspirations from looks that others created. Awhile ago, I received an invitation from Qin of Qin at the Disco to be one of the style contributors of Fashion Space. Since then, I have started creating outfit looks. Recently, I received an email from Qin telling me that they have featured my look on both their website and facebook page :) Thank you Qin!

By random chances, I was also featured in VancityBuzz, a very famous blog for the Vancouverites to get inside scoop of what's happening in Vancouver. The other day I was heading to meet my boyfriend in downtown, a girl came up to me and introduce herself as one of the photographers from VancityBuzz and would like to take a picture of my outfit of the day. So, here I was randomly featured on their blog. I know I look extremely retarded with my awkward smile on but please bare with me as I was a bit excited mix with a bit nervousness at that time.

 Oh and remember how I said I forgot a piece of very important statement bracelet for my neon madness post here, this is the spike bracelet I was going to wear for that look but forgot to wear it! Boo me!

Enough with my features, today I feel like seeing myself in blonde hair so I came up with this blonde look. I always have a thing for blonde hair and blue eyes since I was very little. I even bleached my hair to blonde colour few years back and wear blue contacts everyday. How I love those days! I quit bleaching or dying my hair now since I am losing so much hair and I don't want to see myself turn into a bald woman! I have to say though, one good thing about having little hair like me is my hair grows back super quick!

 What I am wearing:
Plaid shirt - Abercrombie & Fitch (bought it on sale for less than $15!)
Colour block skirt - Forever 21
Necklace - Forever 21
Nude pumps - BCBG
Jacket - Random shop in Taipei

My latest favourite necklace!

 I can't thank enough for the kind comments! By the way, my hives are gone! Thank you kindly for the heart warming comments.

Have a fun-filled evening, everyone!

xoxo <3


Thursday, August 9, 2012


Thank you all for the kind comments from previous post. My friend is now on a plane flying back to Hong Kong. It was not an easy good bye especially for a clingy person as I am but there's nothing I can do except to wish her all the best in Hong Kong.

Recently, I watched Dark Knight Rises in d-box and I absolutely love the movie! I feel like I am watching a 4-D movies as the ones in the Universal Studio except there's no water splashing on your face. To those who have not heard of d-box, d-box is basically seats that goes in motion along with the movie action. The d-box seats totally add intensity to the action along with the bass transducers on the side, it totally take you to a a new level of movie dimension. The look I brought to you today is inspired by the Catwoman from the movie. Sorry for the short post today, I am suffering from hives at the moment! Hope you like my new look, in the meantime, I will scratch my way through it!!!!!

 What I am wearing:
Blazer - Unknown
Vest - Gifted
Scarf used as bow - Ardene
Shirt - H&M
Jeans - Ross
Shoes - Aldo
Hat & Accessories - Forever 21

 Arghhhh itchy itchy itchy!!! Again, thank you for all the sweet comments, I will definitely respond to all comments! See you all next time!

xoxo <3