Sunday, February 27, 2011

Miss Tangerine Nails

I really wanted to create a fresh, bright but
simple spring look. I was inspired by the
Miss Tangerine Line by Etude House.

Im currently sitting here eating my yummy
blackberries + honey.
Such a gooooood snack ^ ^

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Cellbone - Skin Care

So, I first heard of the company Cellbone from 
who other than Queenie (Beauty QQ ) ! She is
like the queen of skin care. She has millions of face 
products by brands such as Skin Ceuticals,
Derma RX etc... I think Cellbone stuff is made 
in Hong Kong which is why she probably 
has stuff from there.

I ordered from the U.S Store and it took them
less than 24 hours to ship it out to me.
I did the ground shipping so I will see how long
it takes to get to my NY Address. I have a special 
service that allows me to pay for a mailbox in NY ... 
My packages then automatically get forwaded to 
me in Bermuda. I know...its crazy lol ! Not many
places ship to this tiny dot of a country & I 
love to shop online ! ^ ^ ;;

Anyway, I ordered this :

The website is very 
low- tech  and could do with some design work 
but I guess that would mean perhaps higher prices
for the items ? Click on Special Sale tab
to see the regular items on the side cuz the 
Products Tab doesnt least not on my mac.

Skin Ceuticals has a few similar products
as Cellbone but its more expensive and is
more popular and well known.  I will see
how Cellbone works out for me !

As I said in a previous post I really want
to get rid of my scars or at least lighten them.
I learned that a combo of Glycolic Acid &
Vitamin C & E is possibly a good method
for doing so. So, I decided to splurge and get
the Glycolic C serum for $72. 
I know, crazy right ?
Well, I will let you know how it works !
There are like barely any Cellbone mentions
out there on youtube but I have seen a couple 
written reviews. I will use it for a couple 
months or until its finished and update you !

They recommended to get a moisturizing
serum to use on top. So, I got the B5+ one ($25) 
Queenie has that one. It looks super hydrating.
She calls it a 'water bomb for the skin' 
I will grab a screen shot from her vid :

Everyones order also comes with a free serum
called Moist/Seal which is awesome ! 

Btw- when you get products with a good bit
of acids in them you might not want to
use them everyday. Definitely gotta
wear a good sunscreen on top as well.
La Roche Posay ones are great and non

I also found a Promo Code on the wonderful
internet which shaved off almost 15 $ from
my order. I was so excited ! I just googled
"Cellbone Promo Code" not expecting
to find anything but alas one exists !

Its : cbpromo8 

Cellbone also has stuff to do your own
facial/body peel at home as well which is cool...

Lets see how this goes ! 

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Color of Spring

So the color for Spring 2011 is Orange this
year.I've been seeing more orangey lips, nails
and accessories online. Also - Etude House has
an entire Spring Line called Miss Tangerine.
Lots of orangey makeup ! Orange is an
energetic and fresh color that can brighten
your face or your outfit. Try light orange nail
polishes , blush or even lipstick with nude

If you watched my Tribal Nail Art video you
saw that I have a pastel orange polish.
I really love that color ! I dont have many
orangey polishes but Im definitely enjoying
that its now on trend.Orange is such a
cute color that hasnt yet had its time to shine
in the way of cosmetics!

Etude House Virtual Tour

Omggg the video below makes me
so happy ! I just wanted to share
in case you are into Etude House stuff ...
Please ignore the random loud music
in the middle of the video haha...
Dont know what thats about...

Anyway, she gives me such a great idea
of the things I wanna pick up the next time Im
in Korea - which is May. Yay cant wait !

You can also find lots of those items on ebay
or other sites ^ ^

I cant wait to go to Etude House again ! I lovve their
toners, eyeshadows & nail stuff ^ ^

I also uploaded a new video with an Etude House
product today :

Friday, February 18, 2011

What I hate about me

Have you guys ever seen the show "What I hate about me " ?
It comes on the Style network and is pretty interesting.
Basically whoever is chosen to be on the show lists I think
10 things they dislike about themselves and the show
actually helps them to fix the issue. So it could be
stained teeth, wrinkles, scars etc etc.
The thing I like about it is that every single thing
that the person didn't like about themselves is completely
transformed by the end of the show.
10 things might be a lot for some people...perhaps
you have around 5 things you wish you could change.

But, when I think about it - most things we dislike
about ourselves are cosmetic things...therefore
we can change them if we really want to. It
just usually takes money unfortunately...

I've began the process of thinking of how to
change the things I dislike about myself.
The main thing is my skin - not just my face.
I have lots of scars on my legs as well.
Ive ordered a couple of Murad products to
try and help with the facial scars.
One product was the Post Acne Scar Lightener.
It was 60 bucks so I HOPE it works !
I will show all the stuff I got to help with my
scars once they arrive.

I decided to list 5 things I want to change about
myself :

1. Facial Scars - Glycolic Acid, AHA, Vitamin E Oil,
Scar Creams, Lemon etc
Later I will try Microdermabrasion or Laser

2. Leg scars - Some sort of chemical peel or cream
with Glycolic Acid

3. Weight - Exercise like crazy, Eat Healthy,
Do a Juice Feast, Drink WATER & no junk !

4. Large Pores on cheeks - continue with temporary pore
creams but eventually get some sort of treatment
from the dertmatologist

5. Hairiness: Wax ( EEK ) or Laser Treatments

The thing is - of course
Ive been trying to improve these
things for years. But, I've
been trying cheap products or
shortcut methods that
dont really really change
the problem completely. I do love my Vichy stuff though
but the Korean lotions and stuff for 6 $ or whatever
really didnt
help me at all. The skincare items I really love from
Etude House
is the AC Clinic Toner & Blackhead Bond Patches.
So, Im gonna kick everything up a notch and hope to see
some improvement over the next few months.

I tag you all to write your things below and also
you can fix them ! Make this your year
to be happy ! You can write as many as you wish.
( You can write them Annonomously if you want ^ ^ )

Monday, February 14, 2011

My Ideal Apartment Style

So I love the Korean actress Choi Kang Hee.

I have seen most things that she has been in.
I especially love the character she played in
the movie " My Love" and the Drama
"My Sweet Seoul"
This drama was very simple and
real...not too over the top...
No crazy rich, jealous, cancer patient
craziness ... just simple and cute.

I enjoyed the drama "My Sweet Seoul" also
because of the general style and the artistic
sorts of components
The main characters friend had a unique
jewelry shop and I liked the way
Choi Kang Hee dressed as well....

But the thing that stood out to me...
the thing that I remember most
is her apartment in the drama.
It was mix matched, vintage, adorable,
slightly messy but in just the right way.
I love it !
Korea really takes the prize for
interior design in my eyes. If you haven't
been there - the cafes for example
are so adorably decorated with an
indie, cozy feel. I have never
seen anything like it ! I will post
an example video below.
Click 480p for better quality.

I have been to this cafe :

Im not into luxurious, plain
interior design at this point in my life.
I much prefer an artsy comfortable feel.
Perhaps Urban Outfitters has
pieces that could create this sort of
Im hoping in September I will
be able to decorate my new apartment
in this way.

Anyway - I just thought I would share : )

BTW - You can watch it HERE
I cant find one with better quality -
maybe you can google it
or download a torrent : )

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Love + My Valentine

In a pool somewhere...

Twin Nephews

Introducing you to my Valentine - L.J ! 
Haha ! For a bit of our history...
We have been together for 5 + years.
I actually went to the same middle school as
him but I never paid attention to him as I
thought he was a trouble maker...which he is 
the complete opposite of ! He later found me
again thru a mutual friends Hi5 profile.

Anyways, I really don't understand people that 
think that getting married after 1 year is a good 
idea. Up to year 2 I was still getting to know the 
ins and outs of my boyfriend. Now, I know everything 
pretty much about him, what to expect, what
he likes/dislikes etc.

I know people these days especially are 
obsessed with the idea of love. 
It takes a lot more than love to make a 
relationship work. Thankfully I have an
extremely rare and amazing boyfriend who is so 
completely loving and kind ! He is very 
even-tempered and polite as well. I know that I am 
so lucky to have him ! 

However, having love from a guy or girl is not 
the most important thing. If you dont know
what you want in a partner...& if you dont fully love
yourself...then its better if you stay single. Dont try
and look for love from someone else. Realize that 
is just a bonus of the relationship. You need 
to feel complete in yourself first...otherwise you
will just drag the other person down. Take classes, 
go on trips, find your interests and become
a balanced and open person...then you will be
ready to let someone else in. 

I do not believe there is one person out there
for everyone. Many people you come
across could be possibly compatible. 
One thing I must say is that when you 
are in a relationship with someone...after time
both ppl do change to slightly fit the other 
person. Just little things...I dont mean your
personality or anything like that. But, my point is 
you could end up being perfectly happy with
lots of different people...depending on who
you meet first. I do have faith though that everyone
can find an amazing love in their life... and of course
more than one if you break up with the first...
You just gotta be brave, never stop 
learning/improving & make sure you have 
something to offer in terms of
being equally as loving/kind/attentive. 

You often find love when you arent looking for it.
So, if you dont have a valentine or a significant other...
Who cares ! Enjoy the your own best
friend. Love yourself and be the best person possible
and you will no doubt attract an amazing person
one day. Just be patient : ) 

This blog post was inspired by the lovely Queenie.
She is so freaking inspirational and gorgeous ! 

For those that have someone... do something
out of the ordinary together...surprises make 
a serious relationship stay fun and exciting : ) 

P.S - A lot of middle aged women are 
like in love with my boyfriend HAHA ! 
Some people say he looks like Tyrese a bit...
I told him not to let it get to his head LOL !

korea ! 

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Pretty Nails Pt.6



China Glaze Crackle Polishes

So Im sure you guys have seen the OPI 
Crackle Polish that came out with Katy Perry's collection. There are lots of demo's 
on youtube using it and  it creates a really
 cool effect. However there is only
 one color - black. OPI is not the first 
to bring out crackle polishes
but OPI is a brand that is easily 
available world wide.
Then I heard China glaze was coming
out with crackle polishes of different colors
 this month and I got so excited !
China glaze is more affordable than OPI
and with this color selection its sure
to be a big trend for Spring !

 The colors are :

 Lightning Bolt – White
 Cracked Concrete – Grey
Black Mesh – Black
 Crushed Candy –  Teal/Blue
 Broken Hearted – Pink
 Fault Line – Purple

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Makeup Haul

I cant stop ! Haha ! 
Here are a few things I bought 
recently : ) 

L'Oreal True Match Powder W6

Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Stains
- In the Buff
- Wink of Pink
- Feeling Rosy
- Cranberry Crush

Revlon Prim-Rose Lipstick

Revlon Sky Pink Lipstick

Maybelline Eye Studio Quads
- Sapphire Siren
- Green with Envy

Models Own Gold Pigment

NYX Gold Glitter Liner

Maybelline The Falsies Volum' Express

MUFE HD Foundation #170 

& If you were wondering about the lip stain - here is how
I apply the Cranberry Color :

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Nail Polish Rack !

The following photos make me so 
freaking happy ! I find joy
in many small occurrences in life.
I get overly excited extremely easily ...
and this is one of those times.
Today I came into work to find a big 
bag on my desk. I opened it and found
this freaking nail polish rack !
My friend who works at a store that
carries various stuff including nail polish
gave it to me as the store didnt need
 it anymore. I think its slightly crooked 
or something so they didnt want it.

But O-M-G. Its perfect.
You guys saw the ghetto container
I used to store my polishes in...well
I guess Im moving up in the world.
HA ! 

Its an OPI Rack by the way.
The slight OCD inside of me makes me
want to fill the rack with all OPI but
I shall restrain myself !  Lol ! 

You can find racks like this or even
 bigger on ebay though...
Try searching 'nail polish rack'