Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Bonjour mes belles :))

In today's post, I'm featuring a makeup look I wore last week to a theme birthday party for my fabulous friend Kavita, who celebrated her big day in the funky style of Ibiza nightlife. Ibiza is a party island off the coast of Spain and is known for its fiery, crazy, fluorescent, "barely there" fashion and atmosphere. The birthday girl was adorned in brights, glitter and feathers and the guests sipped on Sangria as they danced the night away to Euro beats. Since the party was held in a NYC loft and not on a hot sandy beach, I wanted to concentrate most of the crazy fluorescence on my face, rather than in the styling of my wardrobe. I did, however, wear a see-through top with a bright bathing suit underneath and a mini leopard skirt for the barely there factor. My maquillage was very bright and different from what I would normally wear to a party, so I named it Fluro-Trash, if you know what I mean :))) Here's the look:
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Monday, August 29, 2011

Strawberry Love Swirls Forever

Salut chicas :))

Thank you all so much for your kind words and well wishes regarding hurricane Irene. Thankfully, she passed rather quickly and spared us a major power outage (some of my friends weren't as lucky). Being stuck indoors the entire weekend, I was bored out of my mind; until I decided to take advantage of my free time to practice water marbling on my nails. Having the extra time and patience paid off well and I think I finally succeeded!! With Irene's swirling winds long gone, my nails are now marked with swirling twirling winds of love in bright strawberry pink :))) excuse my corny, I just can't help myself... I find meaning in everything. Here's the impression she left behind:

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Saturday, August 27, 2011


It's eerily quiet and still in NYC... public transportation is out of service and store aisles are empty... big X's criss cross most windows... everyone is awaiting Irene... My dad's borough of Staten Island has been evacuated and he fled to Canada... statuses are updating, tweeting, and buzzing at lightning speed, yet there is no sight of Irene... except when she appears on my caller ID as my mom... her name is Irene :)

I'm not a doubter, skeptic and/or conspiracy theorist, but I'm basking in the calm before the storm with my beer in my hand and my keyboard under my fingertips. Call it capitalizing, but I'm a blogger and I gotta follow the buzz while my electricity is still on. So, enough about Irene (sorry mom); time for my hurricane themed maquillage du jour worn last week on another stormy day for my friend Kenya's bday.
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Friday, August 26, 2011

Nail Jewels

Salut mes amis,

Quick nail post today, using my recently won nail polishes from Yami's giveaway, do check out her blog because she's dope :)) For this nail look, I used:

  • Sinful Colors Open Seas polish for base (the color of Tiffany's Box)
  • Old Navy glitter polish for tips (Gold, green and turquoise glitter; I've had this polish since I was about 12 and it's still as good as new)
  • Sinful Colors Verbena & Beautiful Girl for marbling the accent nail (Purple & Pink)

My water marbling didn't go so well, hence the reason why I only have one accent nail left with the swirls--the others were way off. I'm excited to practice more water marbling, so as soon as I master the skill, I will show and share :))
Pretty Darn Close to Tiffany's...

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Princess in PINK

Hey hey beauty lovers :))

As promised, today's post is a personal photo update, a makeup look and a tutorial in one--so get ready, it's gonna be a long read. The maquillage I'm featuring is a "pink-and-princess-themed" makeup look I wore to a kiddie party to represent a princess, though not a specific one. Last weekend was my 4-year-old brother and sister's bday and we threw them a small "royal bash" to celebrate the occasion. They love anything and everything related to princes, princesses, kings and queens (my bro is more into knights and sorcerers), so all the guests had to dress appropriately. Sadly, both of them caught a bad cold and the party had to be postponed to a later date, but the parents decided not to waste the decorations and still hold a small family affair just to make the kiddies feel extra special. Being a crazy older sister, I had a gown planned and all, however, after hearing the bad news, I set my princess attire aside and settled for a tiara (borrowed from my sis) and lots of PINK all over. Here's my everyday princess makeup look worn to my brother and sister's 4th bday bash.
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Monday, August 22, 2011

Turn Up the Neutrals

Salut mes amis :))

Happy Monday to meee cuz I'm finally freee (from school)... This week, I'm planning on blogging more often--I have maaad time and I'm gonna take this week to enjoy it!! Believe it or not, blabbing about beauty relaxes me and puts me in the best of spirits :)) Here's an amped up neutral makeup look I wore this weekend to my bestie's bbq--hope you likey :))
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Saturday, August 20, 2011


Hello dear friends :))

Once again, I apologize for my brief hiatus... hope you can understand and embrace me back into the blogosphere :)) I have lots of material lined up for the remainder of the month, and to show you how serious I am, I'm even blogging on a Saturday. Today, I'm reviewing a mascara sent to me by KKCenterHK and I'm pretty excited because this product is probably the best freebie I've ever received, so my overly enthusiastic review isn't one bit exaggerated.
Click 'read more' to check out the before and afters and judge for yourself :))

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

My Ready-to-Wear

Happy Hump-Wednesday mes amis :))

Once again I find myself desperately awaiting the week's end... My lack of longer posts and big, experimental makeup is mainly due to the fact that I'm painfully struggling with a densely packed schedule consisting of one nasty chemistry class (it's a requirement). Yes, this is my last class before I'm outta skool once and for all, so I'm giving it all I've got, though my all really isn't much when it comes to sciences. I've always been able to bs breeze my way through most subjects, earning a relatively easy A, but this aint that kind of a story. So, enough with the rant, it's all over after tomorrow and then I can finally exhale...

Now you know that the reason why I have so many "ready-to-wear" makeup looks is because I'm literally taking my pix moments before I'm out the door for chem! I promise I'll have more fun and exciting stuff like my Red Lash Special as soon as this school bs business is over. The great thing about ready-to-wear looks however, is that they only take a few minutes to complete and can be replicated by anyone--even makeup newbies. So voila, yet another easy makeup look for every day: perfect for school, work, play, whatevs :))
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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Smokey Summer Rain

Bonjour les filles!!

Happy summer rainy days everyone :)) I love summer rain and could sleep all day hearing the raindrops beat against my window, it is such a soothing sound... August is one of my favorite months, not only because it's summer, but also because of all the great people who celebrate it as their birth month. So, Happy Birthday to Kenya who turns the BIG 3-0 today & to my bro & sis who turned 4 on Friday!!! Yaaayyyy & roooarrrr for all the amazing LEOS in my life!!!

In my maquillage du jour or makeup of the day, I'm featuring another ready-to-wear look: a simple, silver / gray smokey eye using my NYX Smokey Eye palette in honor of the rain gods :)) Hope you likey...
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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Purpleberry Kisses

Salut mes belles!!

Today was a lovely day up in NYC (pix coming) and to conclude it on a high note, I'm gonna blog a little :)) Since I don't have a particular topic in mind, I'll just show you my recent makeup purchases and a swatch of my latest favorite lipstick. Here's moi, wearing Berry Haute, a medium purple creme lipstick from Revlon. Let me know if you like it or if you think I look like I drank too much vino... :/

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Red Lash Special

Ni-hao dear friends :))

In today's post, I'm reviewing a pair of red hot lashes I got from KKCenterHK and featuring a costume-y makeup look inspired by the lashes. Because I've seen way too many Jessica Rabbit makeup recreations on blogs and YouTube, I decided to do something a lil different. My interpretation is slightly darker, more along the lines of McQueen and Gaga, if you get my drift (though these falsies would be perfect for a JR costume, dahling). Here's my creation, hope you like this freaky me :)))
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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Be-Dazzled Nails

Bonjour mes amis :)

Today's post is my nails of the week featuring several of the nail polishes I won from Yami's giveaway. If you haven't already done so, check out her blog cuz she's super awesome!!! For this nail look, I used the following nail polishes: Sinful Colors in Star Fish, OPI in Teenage Dreams and my beloved Silver Sally Hansen nail art pen.
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Thursday, August 4, 2011


Hola amigos :))

Thursday just started and I can't wait for it to be over so I can be one day closer to the weekend. I feel like this week has dragged on for too long and I'm so ready & eager for a fresh start. My brand new week usually begins on a Friday with a much needed recharge (alone time). Since I'm not really a party person, I typically spend my weekends casual and cozy--with my beau, that is. Our QT consists of beaching, picnicking, shopping, strolling, dining, wining, and dvr-ing. Don't get me wrong, I love socializing with my friends, but crowded bars and clubs just aren't my thing anymore. When I go out in groups, I prefer restaurants & lounges over clubs & bars, or better yet, I love a good old fashioned house party or bbq... but that's just me :)

The reason for my "going-out" themed intro is that after reviewing some of my recent posts, I realized that I'm sort of lacking in the summer evening makeup department. Hence, I wanted to showcase my recent evening looks (I do go out after all), starting with this pink shimmery number I wore last Friday to my dad's exhibition / performance (he's an artist and in a band--a story for another post :)...
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Lucky EYE$

Hello old friends and new :))

First and foremost, I want to say a big THANK YOU to all of my followers & fellow bloggers for your continued support. Your questions, comments, suggestions and advice have been my driving force to continue this blogging journey. I am truly honored, flattered, humbled and inspired by your kindness and acceptance--Thank You so much everyone!!! I'm thinking of ways to celebrate my readers... perhaps a giveaway? Stay tuned :)))

In today's post, you'll find:
  • pictures of my makeup of the day 
  • step-by-step tutorial / how-to
  • list of products used
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