Sunday, June 27, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
And now for our Father's Day meal. My mommy cooked PERFECT filet mignon with sauteed mushroom in a beef boulion + red wine sauce, asparagus with olive oil + vinegar, bell peppers with oil, vinegar + lemon zest, baked potatoes, and we all made creamed spinach.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Later in the afternoon, I went to Oakland to watch SATC2. Oakland is a bit more casual, so didn't get super dressed up. Originally was gonna wear outfit on left, but changed to the right b/c I thought about wearing a skirt in a theater (my mom got bugbites before...), and I knew the A/C would be blasting.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
You guys have heard me say more than once that thanks to the blogworld and youtube, I've been introduced to so many beauty products. Well, one product I didn't own until last week... was... BLUSH!
So last month, when I was in Boston, I had taken a group photo, and I commented to Ping that I looked really pale and washed out in it. So she said that I just need to wear blush, and a non-nude lipstick (she worked at Bobbi Brown for years so she is a good person to ask makeup advice!). And, lately I've been seeing some blogs and makeup vids showing blushes. Well... wouldn't you know it.. the very next day I got a package in the mail from one of my lovely new blogger pals ~ Saline! She sent me some BB creams that didn't work out for her, and she threw in 2 N.Y.C. glosses and an N.Y.C. BLUSH!!! Gaaah she's so sweet! As are so many of you ladies that I've met and gotten to know via blogger! I know a lot of people think girls are all catty and drama and shit talkers... well I think otherwise. Actions speak louder than words, and these girls' actions have spoken loud and clear to me!! I have received several other sweet gifts.. but I'm saving those for a post all their own :)
Ok ok, on to the blush! Saline sent me a limited edition blush in "Big Apple Blush". I'd never used a blush before, and I didn't know they came in creme form! But, I had watched a youtube video a week before showing these exact same blushes (just dif colors), and she used a brush to apply. So, I took my MAC hello kitty blush brush, swirled one time on top of the stick, and gently circled it on to (what I thought was) the apple of my cheek. I don't think I got it quite right yet, but practice makes perfect!
Here is the blush, and some shots of it applied:
Verdict: I loooooove it! And highly recommend! Girls ~ I am being totally honest when I say a leetle bit goes a looong way!! Seriously, just swirl on the blush stick once, and lightly. Even under a light, the camera picked up the color! This creme stick is gonna last me years at this rate! Under better lighting at work, my eyes were drawn to my reflection ~ I looked alive and happy! Strange things to say, but normally I'm so pale that it makes me look kinda sickly/lifeless (just ask my dad.. he asks me if I'm sick ALL the time >.<>
Since I was so happy with that one, I've been eager to get more! And my dear sister hunted them down for me at CVS in Oakland! We don't have any in SF :( Walgreens here sells NYC, but NOT the blush sticks! They are somewhere around $2.99-3.99 a stick. If you already have blushes, I'm sure you're happy with the ones you've got. But, if you're like me, and you never even considered buying one cuz you thought you would never need it, I think you should consider getting one! Stop by a makeup counter, and ask them to apply some blush on you! Then, go home and inspect it, or go outside and look in a compact. The lighting at makeup counters is terrible in my opinion, and it doesn't really show you how you'll look on a normal basis because their lighting is so ... manipulated if you know what I mean...
I would love to hear from you what blushes you use, and which brands? The one that I hear the most often is Nars brand blushes. Perhaps one day when I'm feeling like a baller I'll purchase one ;)
Friday, June 11, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Yea, me too. I totally despise those girls. Unless, that is, that person happens to be your friend :)
Saturday, June 5, 2010
I am most influenced by the makeup guru Holly Ann-aeree. I think I am like borderline obsessed with her hahaha. Whenever she swears by a product, I want to get it! As long as it's drugstore haha. Any high end products (YSL, MUFE, MAC) I refuse to buy... She also always wears circle lens, and the ones I like more on her are the Geo Angel grey. I finally got my pair, and wore them today. I love these lens!! They are dolly and very easy to match with all outfits. Also a lot more comfortable than the nudy blue.
*All photos completely unedited (haha as if I knew how to..)
**lens sent as a gift from http://www.k-circlelens.net/ because I reviewed the first pair I purchased from them
Few more lens pics here
When I saw Holly's video on the new Revlon super lustrous glosses, I really wanted to get them! I got Coral Reef, and Lilac Pastel. The Pink Pop was too bubble gum pink for me. This was my first time buying a coral shade lip product, and I am in looove! The Coral Reef gloss is VERY pigmented, more than some lipsticks! It's very sticky feeling, but also goes on very thinly on to the lips (a good thing, in my opinion as I don't like thick, goopy glosses). It lasts for quite awhile too. The lilac looked terrible on me, but I gave it to my sister and it looks amazing on her.