Saturday, July 31, 2010

e.l.f. 50% off bestsellers

use code: bestseller to get 50% off e.l.f. bestsellers for a limited time!

great time to try out the studio line brush set. along with the eyeshadow primer (uddp dupe) and high definition powder (mufe hd powder dupe).

Friday, July 30, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

dior fall 2010

nails and beauty inspiration

the girl on the right is eugenia mandzhieva from the baby phat spring 2010 runway show.

Monday, July 26, 2010


if you do not know about hautelook, you should definitely check it out.

they have a bunch of sales every week.

Saturday, July 24, 2010


i have combination sensitive skin. i do not have a lot of acne, but i get the occasional totm spots. i went to a dermatologist and i am plagued with mild eczema. i am prone to hyperpigmentation. my main focus is to avoid red, dry patches from eczema and lighten old acne scars. i also try to avoid getting spots in the first place to avoid scarring later.

daily regimen:
i received the clarisonic for my birthday and have been using it twice a day for a few days now. it has been a really great addition to my skincare routine. i use a gentle cleanser that i received as a sample from mario badescu. i can tell that it helps my skincare products absorb, because my face is not as sticky or oily after i apply them now.
i am sensitive to benzoyl peroxide (my face gets irritated, red, itchy, dry) and thusly have stopped using neutrogena's on-the-spot. i just got some moisturizer with salicylic acid and acne spot treatment by clean & clear. every other night i use avon anew glycolic pads. on off nights, i try to use m2. in addition, every other night i use a light therapy treatment.

 weekly regimen:
i use various masques and treatments such as mb's silver powder and flower & tonic masque. the silver powder helps clear my nose of blackheads. the flower & tonic masque is soothing and helps with flaring spots. it also smells really good. to focus on treating my hyperpigmentation, i would like to try a new serum (ole henriksen's truth serum or shiseido's brightening serum) in replacement of my anew pads and perhaps korres 24-hour wild rose moisturizer. i also want to try mb's whitening masque. approximately every three days, i use microdermabrasion.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

rock & republic blush

i really want these since there is a code for 50% off and $0.99 s&h.

how many is too many blushers?

Saturday, July 17, 2010

cco haul

i found mac strada blush! i got two of them.

on top of that, i found so scarlet lipstick! but i am not really impressed with it so i would like to swap it for one on my wishlist.

the trip was worth it.

i went back to pick up the perfect cheek blush. did not get deep attraction. darn, might have to go back for this one.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

smashbox o-gloss noir

remember o-glow? and how gimicky it was? well, this seems to be a bit more promising and just in time for dark fall colours.

fall 2010 runway make-up

calvin klein used cover girl's tapestry taupe on the eyes

philip lim used nars matte lipstick in bangkok on lips and three multiples to define cheeks

carolina herrera swirled a mix of violet, eggplant, and deep plum shadows all around eyes, dragging the color past the outer corners and up to the brow bones, then traced the top lashes with a thin line of plum lip pencil

gucci used covergirl eye enhancers shadow in shimmering onyx at the outer edges of eyes and lined with liquiline blast in black 

 marc jacobs used nars eyeshadow in d. gorgeous

proenza schouler blended m.a.c. cream colour base in dark brown under the bottom lashes, in the crease of the lid, and along the top lash line

 hair at vera wang

fendi used chanel pro lumière foundation

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

j. crew fall 2010

i love the vintage-inspired pieces, the feminine touches, and the fishtail braids with the funny face lips. although, it looks more like schiap to me.


orange lips

blue red lips


berry lips

fuchsia lips

classic red lips

Friday, July 2, 2010

yves saint laurent fall 2010

satiny, brightly colored cocktail dresses with long black gloves. gorgeous.

goody simple styles