Check out this amazing illustration that my friend, Michele from RubanxRose, did of me! Pretty amazing huh? :) Can you remember where this outfit is from? What event did I attend? I'll give you a hint below!
Currently Playing [Taylor Swift (Jayesslee Cover) - Safe and Sound]
As you all can probably tell, I haven't blogged in a really long time! Sorry for my absent and no, I have not give up on this blog! Let me fill you in...in the month of July, I think I only made 7 posts. (Remember when I use to post once a day?) Well, life has been extremely busy in the past month. I had been volunteering at a local summer camp and trust me, working 10 hours a day is BEYOND tiring. (Not to mention having to wear a camp t-shirt everyday is not worthy of an outfit post!) So most of the time I just want to go home and sleep! Not to mention that I still need to save them for tutoring and job hunting. Plus, on top of that I have also been playing softball on a league team. With 3 practices per week, my schedule is SUPER packed!
Now that the summer camp is over, I promise I'll be more regular here! But for the time being, I still have a Dolly Wink giveaway (courtesy of Artie Style) going on here!
Currently Playing [Justin Bieber - Be Alright]
Start your day with confidence with a few sprays of Model in a Bottle® to lock in that perfect make-up look without the need for touchups. Its a one-of-a-kind matte finish setting spray. Model in a Bottle® will hold foundation and eye make-up in place throughout the day and into the night. This product is resistance to smudging, tears, humidity and water.
Dries with a translucent matte finish
Absorbs excess oil
Doesn't clogs pores
Never interferes with or reduces
HOW TO USE
After applying your make up and allowing your mascara to dry, close your eyes and simply spray 3-4 times holding Model in a bottle 10-12 inches from your face. Wait 20-30 seconds for it to dry. With original and sensitive skin formula, any scent will dissipate after it is dry.
I must admit that I have mixed feelings about this product. Firstly, I really dislike the packaging! The glass bottle is not very handy and it's extremely heavy, which is not ideal for travelling. I also wish the spray came out in a much finer mist. I'm thinking of switching it into a different spray bottle to conserve product. I personally would have just preferred a regular plastic bottle like the Urban Decay All-Nighter Spray. I ended up just pouring all the product into another spray bottle that I have lying around the house. The smell of the product really bothers me as well. It's very heavy and it smells like really, really heavy perfume. So I dislike that a lot.
However, this product exceeds expectations with makeup setting and staying matte all day. It dries really quickly and I can dare say that it's much longer lasting than the Urban Decay one. It works great under hot and humid weather as well, which is perfect for the current summer season. But, it's very difficult to get a hold of this product if you do not want to order it online. I purchased mine from IMATS last year and there's still plenty of product left. If I end up going to IMATS again this year, I'll be sure to pick up a few more bottles! I think this is a must-have product inside any makeup kit! :D
I remember saying to myself that I wasn't going to go to another one of these Petite Feet Shoe Sales happening in the Toronto area. However, with the new promotion, $30 for shoes, I couldn't resist! When I arrived at the sale, it was pretty much the same as the other times: PACKED with girls! To my disappointment, all the Sam Edelman shoes were around $60 - $100 and not $30! So in a way, my friend and I felt a little tricked by the advertisement.
With that being said, they did have a HUGE collection of $30 shoes though that were of other brands (size 6 being the largest, good for me because I wear a size 6!). I noticed that they had Juicy Couture shoes this time, which is new, for only $30! Plus, I do like the new buy 4 get 1 free promotion. My friend and I bought 5 pairs together and were able to evenly split the cost. It worked out to around $27 (tax included) per shoe! What a STEAL! Please check out my other coverages of this event here & here & here.
A Marinelli leopard loafers! I finally got a pair of loafers! I've been searching for a nice pair with a decent price tag for such a long time! Super happy to have found these! Even though they were a little big, I couldn't resist! They were actually a size 7 but I figured I can put insoles inside to compensate for that. These are perfect for everyday!
Juicy Couture booties. The main reasons why I had purchased this pair are 1) starting to get ready for the Fall season and 2) I don't have a pair of purple shoes! :D These are so Autumn worthy!
Another pair of leopard heels! These are by BCBGeneration. As you can probably tell already, I'm a huge sucker for anything leopard! With the little 1 inch heel, I can wear these to work and on a regular basis!
I'm debating if I should go back tomorrow again to the sale. I think they may have put out some new shoes and would love to see them! If you want more information about the sale, feel free to go on their website here!
Currently Playing [Taylor Swift - Safe & Sound]
Collagen holds the key to "youthfulness and beauty". The amount of collagen in your skin starts to drop sharply after the age of 20. Collagen helps to restore skin elasticity and diminish fine lines. Therefore, replenishing generous amounts of collagen is a shortcut to maintaining a youthful appearance. Meiji Amino Collagen is made by high quality of fish collagen peptide, it contains very low calories.
The benchmark amount is 5000 mg, because about one-third of the amount of protein we need per day, one spoon (7g) per day is strongly recommended.
Country of origin: Japan
HOW TO USE
Take one spoon of powder into cup and mix with juice or water.
Amino Collagen—enhances the elasticity and the moisture content of skin to smooth away wrinkles, controls sebum secretion and leaves skin radiant and firm. Coenzyme Q10—accelerates metabolism to maintain healthy skin cell, fights against aging. Hyaluronic Acid—enhances skin’s moisture capacity, leaves skin supple and dewy. Arginine—necessary for creating protein, maintain healthy skin. Glucosamine—necessary for creating collagen for youthful-looking skin.
WHY I LOVE THIS PRODUCT
First off, I really enjoy the packaging of this product! It reminds me a lot of milk powder for babies. I really like how it comes with a measuring scoop so you can get 7g of product every single time. Plus, the cap actually opens half way so you can have easy access to the product without having to remove it completely.
Onto the actual product...I really LOVED this product! Prevention is KEY to youthful skin. That's why I believe it's so important to start early! Thus, this is a must-use product in my daily routine. Even though you wouldn't notice result after the first can but around the second can, my skin started feeling better. It was a lot smoother and it seemed firmer. A lot of my acne scars had fade dramatically as well. My skin overall, just had a better texture and glow to it. I had also notice that my nails feel stronger than before. I wasn't sure if this was a result of the supplement, but it was a change that I had noticed while I was on it.
The powder had a little bit of weird taste and was a bit difficult to dissolve but still very acceptable. It had a salty taste, I couldn't really put my finger on what it tasted like. I drank it every morning with my cup of tea. However, it tasted really gross if you drink it with water alone. So I would suggest mixing the product into something hot, like coffee or tea. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone that's over the age of 20. I love it! :)
Currently Playing [DBSK - Summer Dream]
These lens were send to me by Shoppingholics for review purposes, which means that I do not monetary compensation for it. Everything I say about these lenses is of my 100% honest opinion. All lenses provided on this site are guaranteed 100% authentic. I'm so excited to share this review with you all! Thank you so much Shoppingholics!! :D
EOS Bubble Brown Circle Lens
Diameter : 14.8mm
Water Content : 45%
Base Curve : 8.6mm
Life Span : 1 year disposal
Price for each pair: $16.99 USD (ON SALE)
WHY I LIKE THIS PRODUCT
When I had first opened the package from Shoppingholics, I was quite shocked. I knew the color was going to be light but I didn't know that it was going to be this light! It's definitely one of those lenses that are more on the dramatic side. I must admit that it makes me look like a vampire. **TWILIGHT**! HAHA! :D
These lenses are super comfortable even at 14.8mm. I didn't have to use my eye drops during the day while I was wearing these lenses. EOS still makes the most comfortable lenses! The lenses are also currently on sale for only $16.99! Amazing deal for a pair of circle lenses!
One issue that I did have with these lenses is the colour. I find that once the color of the lens is mixed with my natural eye colour, it comes off as a little "red" rather than brown. However, this is probably because of my natural eye colour because I have seen other bloggers' photos of this product and it doesn't make their eyes as "red" as mine.
Do you like my false lashes? They are from KKCENTERHK!
H&M black dress (similar here & here) & gold necklace (similar here & here) & gold hair ring, Forever 21 shoes (Miu Miu version here)
What I wore to my friends' (J & P) wedding ceremony this morning. I was having a really hard time thinking about what to wear without going overboard. So I opted out for something very simple: this classic black dress from H&M. I think I've had this dress for more than 4 years now and it's still one of my favourite dresses that I own. I am in love with the sweetheart neckline and how this dress looks great with almost ANY jewelry. On another note, as you can probably tell by the photos, (if you missed it on my instagram or twitter), I have straight bangs again! The last time I had straight bangs was back in high school. It was an impulse more than anything when I decided to cut my bangs yesterday. I was getting bored of my hair and when my stylist suggested cutting my bangs, I said "why not?!" Hope you all are having a good weekend so far!
ArtieStyle and I are teaming up to host a NEW giveaway! There's not going to be 1 but 2 WINNERS! :D Here is the prize: latest item from the Dolly Wink Collection! Koji Dolly Wink Eyebrow Powder contains two shades per compact to create beautiful and natural brow effects. The product comes with a soft eyebrow brush which enables you to apply the color evenly. With a vivid color pigments, eyebrow powder containing two colors will finish with a soft natural eyebrow.
-This giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY
-This contest will run from July 3 - July 31, 2012 (11:59pm) EST
-By entering, you are stating that you are either over 18 years of age or have received parental permission to enter this giveaway.
-The winners will be chosen randomly using a number generator
-Questions? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
PS, the winner of my previous giveaway (Korean Bunny Plug for your iPhone) is........LUCY of LemonBerry LuLu!!
Hey everyone! Sorry I've been so slacking with my blog posts! (I remember when I use to write at least one post per day!) I still have a HUGE list of posts that I had promised to write about and still have not started! I'm really sorry! I've been trying to juggle two different jobs, my social life and job search for September for the past week. But I'm excited to share with you all some of the products that L'Oreal will be launching in the month of July! L'Oreal Paris was nice enough to give me most of these products to test out and to review for you guys!
Colour Riche Caresse Lipcolour
Colour Riche introduces the next generation of lipcolour – fresh and light in 12 gorgeous shades! Colour Riche Caresse offers sensually luminous colour with 50% less heavy wax than a traditional lipstick. The effect is a sultry translucent colour, weightless feel and ultra modern shine.
This new BB cream with SPF 15 evens, perfects, protects, moisturizes, illuminates and corrects skin in just one simple step. Featuring L’Oréal’s patented Micro Pearls and Light Boost Technology, the new BB Cream makes skin glow and look more radiant. The formula also features Vitamin B3, Cg and Pro-Cysteine and Recoverine to help diminish and even out pesky dark spots.
Shades: Light & Medium
Available: July 2012
Suggested Retail Price: $23.99
Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream
The latest addition to L’Oréal Paris’ popular Magic family of cosmetics, this innovative BB cream primes, perfects, hydrates and corrects all-in-one-step. It contains L’Oréal’s exclusive new patented Beautifying Beads featuring micro-pigment capsules that instantly melt on contact with your skin to self-adjust to your skin tone. It also features Vitamin E and hydrates skin for up to 24-hours. For easy application, the product comes out of the tube white so you can see where you’ve applied it. Best of all, it creates the perfect nude look every time.
Shades: Fair, Light, Medium & Deep
Available: July 2012
Suggested Retail Price: $16.99
Voluminous Power 24H Mascara
Creates voluptuous, long-wearing volume thanks to a collagen-enriched formula, mega-brush and intense shades. Lashes are plumped and volumized for 15X lash impact that lasts for 24 hours.
Shades: Black, Blackest Black, Black Brown,
Waterproof Black, Waterproof Blackest Black
Available: July 2012
Suggested Retail Price: $11.99
True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous & Visible Lift Repair Compact Foundation
True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Foundation
Guarantees luminous, shine-free and visibly healthier skin in 4 weeks. Its formula contains 40% pure water - to ensure freshness and all day hydration - combined with Vitamins C and E, SPF 20 and liquid Anderson technology that optimizes light reflection and intensifies luminosity. Imperfections are instantly minimized and in just four weeks, skin is clearer, more even toned, and more luminous.
Shades: 14 shades from Porcelain –
Light Ivory to Nut Brown – Cocoa
Available: July 2012
Suggested Retail Price: $18.99
Visible Lift Repair Absolute Compact Foundation
Helps to reverse the signs of aging by providing full coverage to reduce the appearance of fine lines and dark spots. Contains anti-aging ingredients Pro-Retinol A, Hyaluronic & Pro-Lastyl to brighten, revitalize and even skin tone for more youthful, radiant looking skin.
Shades: 12 shades from
Soft Ivory to Classic Tan
Available: July 2012
Suggested Retail Price:
La Couleur Infallible
Introducing 6 new, show-stopping shades to this award-winning line of eye shadows featuring 24 hour-pigment technology that resists creasing, rubbing and 11,000 blinks. Using duo-chrome technology, each luscious new Dual-Pigment shade is actually a combination of 2 different complimentary pigments to create a dimensional, multi-faceted effect on eyes for eye shadow that’s not only infallible – it’s unforgettable.
Shades: Metallic Lilac, Magnetic Coral, Innocent Turquoise,
Sassy Chamallow, Tender Caramel, Pepsy Coral
Available: July 2012
Suggested Retail Price: $10.99
Infallible Lacquer Liner 24H Eyeliner
The first gel eyeliner from L’Oréal Paris, this luxurious formula gives a unique blacklacquer effect that’s incredibly dimensional – never flat or ashy. Combined with the legendary Infallible long-wear technology and a luxurious brush for professional precision, Infallible Lacquer Liner 24H gives your eyes 24 hours of absolute perfection.
Shades: Blackest Black & Slate
Available: July 2012
Suggested Retail Price: $12.99