Saturday, March 31, 2012

LOTD: Katniss Everdeen Inspired Braids

I got inspired when I watched The Hunger Games two days ago. I love the braids of Katniss. Here I tried to remake the braids with a different touch. I used the "mermaid-tail" braid instead of the usual braids.

  • Maybelline Fit Me Foundation (125) + Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation (202)
  • Maybelline DreamLumi Touch Highlighting Concealer (Nude Chair)
  • Tarte Mineral Bronzer
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush (Dolce Pink)

  • The Face Shop Auto Pencil Eyeliner (01)
  • Almay One Coat Get Up & Grow Mascara
  • Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick (015 - Born With It)
  • e.l.f Glossy Gloss (Dragon Fruit)

Jeans- Giordano
Black Cami - Forever21
Lace Cardigan - h.i.p (Nordstorm Rack)

 ♥  ♥  ♥ 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

One Day - Fashionably Timeless

I just watched One Day based on my friend's recommendation. She tweeted me to watch the movie after I mentioned that I didn't like the ending of 'The Vow'. I must say I'm the kind of person who's not into 'hanging' ending, if you know what I mean. 

If you're planning to see the movie, well, please do so.

One Day is romantic drama focusing on two you people who have been so-called best friends, but in fact they're dependent on each other all along. The story keeps on being told from year to year on July 15th, the St. Swithin's Day from 1988 to 2011. Distance. Time. Fight. Marriage. All has separated them, but they keep finding their way to each other.

There's one scene where the girl, Emma (played by Anne Hathaway) said to Dexter (Jim Sturgess), "I love you, Dexter. So much. I just don't like you anymore."
It makes me think, is it even possible to love someone without liking the person?

I've always thought that 'like' and 'love' are the stages of your feeling toward someone. It happens in order, or at least that's what I thought. But maybe, just maybe, in romantic crazy world we live in, it is possible to fall in love at first sight or to make long-distance relationship work and to love someone without going through the stages. And maybe, just maybe, it is possible to love someone without liking the person.
What do you guys think?

Anyway, when it comes to beauty talk, I love how Anne transforms herself throughout the movie!


Dexter: "Is it vintage?"
Emma: "No, it's brand new!" 

France - 2003 (My favorite)
France - 2003 (2nd favorite)



Tuesday, March 27, 2012

My Weekend in Photos

Hi everyone!
I travelled south to Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Diego.
I must say, the highlight of my trip was seeing the Shamu show at Sea World.
Love these creatures!

Took this from the top of the Santa Barbara Court house.
Santa Barbara

Mission Santa Barbara

Janty Noodle - Hong Kong Plaza, LA

One Ocean - SeaWorld, San Diego

Sea Lions Live - SeaWorld, San Diego

I love dolphins, too!
Blue Horizon - SeaWorld, San Diego

Do you know that baby Beluga is grey color and adult Beluga is white color?
Beluga Whale

Polar Bear

Me with a bunch of cute seals(?)
Waited in line for 1 hour. It was raining cats and dogs. Was it worth it? 
For first-timer like me, heck yeah!
Baby Back Ribs - Phil's BBQ, San Diego
My go-to place to eat in LA
Nasi Warteg - Simpang Asia, LA

Promenade, Santa Monica
Countless cows/buffalos(?) on my way back home

Ending the trip with this fancy version of instant noodle
Special Onion Noodle - Liang's Kitchen, Cupertino

That's it folks! 
How's your spring break? =)

Jibber Jabber:
 ♥ Spring Break for me is time to look for a job (-.-)"
 ♥ I added "swimming with dolphins" to my bucket list
 ♥ I want to feel the touch a shamu's skin
 ♥ In makeup-shopping fast now. Yeah. Keep it strong!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Spring Favorites

It's officially spring for me! Yay! 
I'm done with finals, and I'm going away for the weekend for my spring break =)

Have a bunch of favorites for this spring, it's so hard to pick just a few. I don't know why I'm so excited about Spring. There's something romantic about Spring. 
I can't really explain it, but it feels that way.
The flowers are blooming, the colors are popping. It's such an exciting time!

Unpredictable weather makes my skin so dry. I love this facial cream from Benefit. So moisturizing and keep all the dryness away.

Benefit Facial Cream

I love this baked foundation to even out my skin tone. 
It does balances and brightens your skin tone. 
Making your skin look more flawless, and it also gives you more coverage. 
Laura Geller balance-n-brighten color correcting foundation

I know the Naked 2 Palette has been out for quite a while now, but I like my old naked palette.
It's a gift for my dear one first of all, and I just am loving the colors it gives me.
You can't go wrong with neutral look. Pair this with bold bright lipstick! It's so in right now. (click here watch Michelle Phan's video  for more on the bright lips)
Urban Decay Naked Palette 
Chapped lips are not hot. I'm loving the MAC Tendertone. It's moisturizing for your lips, and it has subtle gloss like a lip gloss
MAC Tendertone in Purring

Nude lips are so hot!
Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color in Bare it All/902C
The Body Shop Liquid Lip Colour in 04
Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip in 1C

Coral/Peachy blushes are perfect for spring. Not too heavy, just the right color. 
Milani Baked Blush in Coralina
Skin Food Apple Can Blusher

High quality makeup brushes do not have to be high-end and expensive. 
I love ecotools brushes, especially the bronzer brush. It's so dense and soft!
ecotools Bronzer brush, Powder brush and Blush brush

Take it up a notch! Give your eyes a more defined look with false eyelashes
Daiso False Eyelashes - Straight

Wet n Wild Mega Last Nail Color in "Break the Ice" and "I Need a Refresh-Mint"
Spring Floral! I love the weather. It's getting warmer, and it means no more chunky sweaters and puffy jackets. 

Another spring floral =) Very high quality tights.
Urban Outfitters Lace Floral Print Tights


I know it's not good to eat this too much, but I can't help it. I've been munching this a lot!

Lay's Wavy - Ranch

What are your Spring favorites? =)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

I Have a Dream

I just digged through my old files, and wow! It was just treasure of memories. Mostly good ones. It's one of the perks of being a keeper like me. You get to look back and remember things. Sometimes things that you don't wish to remember, but they're just part of your past. You can't delete it unless you get amnesia or something like what happened in the movie, The Vow (Has anybody seen it yet? I love the movie, hate the ending).

Anyway, I now remember again how I love to write. I've always thought that I only think I love to write but in practice I don't really do it as much. But seeing my writings and what people have been saying to me, I knew. I do love writing, and it's a shame I did not pursue it longer. I used to keep my writings to myself, telling people (and myself) that I only write for personal pleasure. But is it? My so-called articles got published 4 times already in a local magazine, but that was not enough for me because it wasn't really quality writing. It was just me summarizing what places to go to.

I do have fear that people won't like what I write/ yet in a way I embrace everything that I have ever written. Most importantly, I embrace who I am and I wish someday I could fulfill my true passion. It is important for me that people recognize my work, but it is more important for me that I pursue that and not just let it hanging on the backdoor of my mind.

So dream big and pursue it! Dreaming along won't do any good to you. Do something. That's what matters!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Do you fear something about the past?

Regardless of what it was, let go of it, and step confidently into the future that God has planned for you. 
But wait 

Are you afraid of the future? 

The fear of the future is a waste of the present. Do not fear tomorrow.

God is already there.

Friday, March 16, 2012

FOTD: Neutral Matte Lips

I'm so in love with Make Up Forever lip pencil! It doesn't rub off; it stays on; and it's matte and it's awesome. Just look at the color. Woo! Love love love!

Another boring neutral look from me, but I just the type of person who can't get tired of neutral makeup (yet).


  • Maybelline Fit Me Foundation -shade 125
  • Physicians Formula Happy Booster Powder - beige
  • e.l.f. essential Healthy Glow Bronzing powder - sun kissed
  • TooFaced matte Bronzing Powder - Chocolate Soleil (contour)
  • Physicians Formula Happy Booster Powder - translucent (highlight)
  • Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush - soft plum
  • e.l.f eyelid primer - sheer
  • e.l.f makeup clutch palette 
  • Naked Palette - virgin (highlight)
  • The Face Shop automatic pencil eyeliner - black
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes! Mascara
  • Makeup Forever Aqua Lip liner - 01C/Neutral Beige

 ♥  ♥  ♥ 

Jibber Jabber:
  • Final exam next week then spring break. Yay!!
  • Addicted to playing TheSimpsons on iPhone
  • In the mood for shopping. Danger danger!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

tokidoki Kabuki Brush

My recent trip to Sephora I got my self this very cute tokidoki Kabuki Brush. It's soft and very good quality. You can just feel the difference when you touch the bristle. It's perfect for buffing and blending your makeup or just to apply powder products.  I fell in love with the brush when I first saw it on AndreasChoice's video. It's just so unique with all the cute drawings and square handle.

I'm obsessed with this brush. I was literally so excited when I finally got it in my hands. =P

What do you think? What's your favorite brush?

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Shopping List Ideas - 3/7/2012

Here are my several current favorite beauty things. Thought they could be in your shopping list this week =)
1. What: TooFaced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
Why: A classic matte bronzer. It literally smells like chocolate. Yum!

2. What: Almay get up & grow Mascara
Why: Perfect for wimpy lashes like mine.
 It's not a wet mascara, and it adds volume without weighing your lashes down

3. What: Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm in Petal Glow
Why: Beautifully Tinted and moisturizing. Enough said. 
Its unique oval shape gives easy application too!

4. What: Wet N Wild Megalast Nail Polish in "I Need a Refresh-Mint"
Why: Its tapered and wide brush gives easy and smooth application.
The formula lasts long. Pretty color selection too! 

5. Suave Naturals Shampoo in "Everlasting Sunshine"
Why: It smells incredible, and costs really cheap!