Wednesday, January 25, 2012

silver streak

inspired from Allure's February issue
1. brush a sheer pastel pink onto lid- I used Mac's Nubile paintpot
2. blend silver shadow into the crease, running brush back and forth to soften the line- I used Wet N' Wild's silver shadow (posted about here)
3. highlight corners of eyes
4. finish with liner and mascara

{This shade is crazy pigmented!}

{A nude, pinky color}

Friday, January 20, 2012

a walk in the park

We visited the park where we carved our names on one of the trees about 5 years ago. I can't believe it's still there. It was good reminiscing old times.

{Zara jeans / H&M sweater&shoes / Marc Jacobs bag / J.crew's perfect shirt}

Owning many colors in this perfect shirt, the crisp white one is my favorite. Its so basic, but classic. Perfect for layering under sweaters like this.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

a {grey} day

Taken awhile back, I now miss wearing this grey jacket (seen here).

Sunday, January 15, 2012

so sexy

To be honest, I skip over posts/videos of anything hair care related. I have so many products that I just don't use and have become very simple in my routine: wash with shampoo and then towel/air dry. Once in a blue, I'll deep condition my hair with Aussie's 3 minute miracle , which is also amazing. Since using a new shampoo that have changed up my routine, I can't help but to share.

I was gifted this Victoria's Secret shampoo for Christmas and expected nothing of it. Then suddenly, I find myself with a round brush at hand and a hair dryer in another, with results to amaze. With the help of Garnier Frutis's leave-in conditioning cream applied just at the ends prior to blowdrying, my hair never felt softer, fuller and healthier. I finally got the bounce in my hair that I've always wanted but thought impossible because of the nature of my straight, flat hair. After every wash, it really does make me feel so sexy, you know like those VS models? Even the light scent screams sexy. I can't wait to try their other shampoos after finishing this bottle.

I shampoo only at the roots and scalp, and wash every 2-3 days

Sunday, January 8, 2012


meet Royale-
a limited edition MAC eyeshadow that's been out for a few months already. Its well pigmented and gorgeous. Though its hard to capture the shade on camera, the color is described as "clean violet", having violet tones in the blue (more apparent against the sky blue background). Blue eyeshadow can be tricky to pull off for a skin tone and eye color like mine, but with the violet tones, matte finish, and the deep color, it is quite easy to wear without looking clownish. I think its a fun color (yet sophisticated) and a departure from the normal nudes and neutrals.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

a change of scenery

chicago, il

We walked all over town for 3 days and never in my life have I ever yearned so much for a good pair of sneakers. I had a fashion crisis during packing and obviously neglected to think reasonably. My legs and feet are currently in its healing process as I am trying to narrow down the all the pictures we took - a pretty difficult task if you ask me. I loved the city, but wished I had more days to see more. I'm so glad that I got to start the new year with an interview that might lead to future opportunities as well as enjoying the world outside work and school. I can't complain about kicking back with drinks to a view of the city's skyline during sunset.

Hope you all had a good start to your New Years, and will follow me throughout 2012.