Sunday, January 30, 2011

Nail Collection Pt 2

Hallo everyone ! Here is the second 
part of my nail collection vid. 
Finally managed to get it up lol.
I focused on my acrylic supplies, polishes 
and briefly on my nail magazines that
 I got from Korea/Japan.
Below are some pics of my nail polishes 
in groups of colors. Its not all of em but 
I chose  my fav groups of colors
 to post here. 

If you havent seen the first part
 and want to see it - you can click on 
the link at the beginning of this 


Saturday, January 29, 2011

Lovely Lipstick

Im loving Revlons "Prim-Rose " Lipstick !
Its a creme formula and it goes on so 
natural and creamy ! 
In the photo below I have it next to
Macs " Snob "  I actually prefer the Revlon
one as the Mac one looks almost too 
pasty on the lips. I dont know how to 
explain it. The revlon one just
looks more subtle and complimentary.
When I saw it in the tube at the store
I was worried it would show up on my
lips like the Mac one ... but it didnt ! 
Its a pinkish color, no shimmer
with just a hint of lilac.
It does look very similar to "Snob "
But, it goes on much better and its 
more moisturizing ! 
I love drugstore lipsticks !

The revlon one is in the gold tube : 

Friday, January 28, 2011

Crazy Talent !

I've been enjoying this channel these days.

There is SO much amazing musical talent on there.

The channel is based in the UK but there are 

some american people etc on there as well.

Check out some people when you are bored 

such as these below :

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Love Packages

So I got 3 packages - none of which I was aware were coming.
3 surprises ! Such a rare event ! 
I just thought I would show briefly what my lovely 
friends sent out of excitement and appreciation
Thanks guys ! <3 
(Click photos if you want to see them larger) 

just opened the boxes and spread everything out ! 

nail stickers & rhinestones 

hexagon glitter

lots of models own polishes ! one broke -
you can see that color in my nail collection vid on my youtube.

wah nails - nail art pen

cute nail file

lovely pastels

models own amazing gold pigment

some cute stuff from korea ! 

amazingly cute daily planner 

korean orange chocolate !

vintagey stickers ! 

P.S - Have you guys seen this channel ? 
I just watched her fashion report in the store 'Baby The Stars Shine Bright'
Thought it was pretty cool how she is bringing Japan to life through our
computer screens ! She has lots of interesting vids with eng subs
if you wanted to check her out : ) 

My Nail Collection Video :

( If you go to the youtube info bar - you will see
some places I recommend you to get some of 
the products shown or similar products ) 

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Winner of my Contest

The winner : 

Unforgettable Nails !

Congrats !

I really liked how she took the inspiration from the
sweater and transferred it to the nails
in a creative way ! Its neat, cute, fun
and totally fits in with the theme ! 

If you look closely -
you will see each nail is carefully inspired
by a part of the sweater.
I love it ! Very well thought out. 

{ please youtube msg me 
your address & let me know
if you would like an OPI package
or the asian one } 

I honestly found something I liked
about every single persons nail entry.
It was so hard for me to decide and it took agessss.
I wish I could send everyone a prize ! 
Its super expensive to ship from Bermuda
so unfortunately I cant send everyone 
something : ( 
But, try your luck at various youtubers contests
as they help you to get practice !

Thank you everyone who  
participated in this contest ! 
Hope you had fun
even if you didnt win ! 

Friday, January 14, 2011

Natalie White is in Korea !

I dont know if you guys have heard of Natalie White.
But, she is an American obsessed with the Korean culture.
She remixes Korean songs by herself ! 
Her youtube name is "pumashock" by the way.
She got the chance to go on Star King a few years ago
and now she got the chance to go back for MBC's
Star Audition. Hope everything goes well for her : ) 
In this clip you can tell she is super nervous.
Her voice is usually better but anyway yay her ! 
I would have fainted ! Lol ! 

Designs for Short Nails

Sometimes certain nail designs or colors
look better or equally as good on short nails.

The first thing is colors. For some people 
with long nails that wear all dark or 
black nail polish  - it can come off 
looking witch-esque. People with shorter 
nails can carry black or darker colors off 
much better. Im talking about all black/dark 
nails with no design. 

I also think super metallic or even minx 
nails look better on short/medium nails.

Also nude, natural colors look so amazing 
on short nails. Even better than on long nails 
in my opinion.

Pastel colors also look great on short nails ! 

Next lets talk about some designs that look
great on short nails.

The first thing is dots. I love dots all over
short nails. It looks super cute and gives
your nails a fun look without having to do
too much work. I find a plain old match 
works best for creating dots. 

Also - leopard print looks really nice on 
short nails. As long as the nails are neat 
and even any design can look great on
short nails. So file and buff the edge of
your nails to start creating a shape : )

The next thing is stripes...sometimes its a 
bit hard to pull off a french mani on short nails 
cuz there just isnt enough space depending
on the nail length. But, vertical stripes can 
give the illusion of a slight length increase
and looks really cute. Nail Polishes with
super thin brushes work best for this.  

So if you ever see any nail tutorial
where the nail artist is only painting
their tips...simply bring the design
down to your whole nail if 
you have short nails !

Thats it for today. I might
make another post if I have some more
opinions of what can look great on 
short nails ! : ) 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Old Pics from Korea & Japan Trip

So as you may know I went to South Korea & Tokyo 
in 2009. A couple people asked to see 
some pics - so here are a few. Hope you enjoy : )
Definitely go to Asia whenever you can ! 
Its amazing ! 
I have 3 videos on how to go to Asia for cheap
on my blog if you click the tag "Going to Asia"
below this post. 

Press Read More to see more pics below. 

mount fuji - view from the plane

Cherry Blossoms in Shinjuku
Me and my friend Hitomi's passports..waiting to be filled with stamps 

First view of Tokyo ! I woke up from my nap and gasped

Cherry Blossom Petals on the ground

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Fade Facial Scars

Omgggg - Im in love with Clinique's Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector.
If you go to get one make sure you 
are getting the one that says 'Clinical' because 
there is another one that has a similar name. 
My mother & grandmother both use it and 
they have like multiple backups in their
closets. I always wondered what the big 
deal was.

Thing is - in my country this product flies 
off the shelves even before it can be placed
on the shelves of the store that carries it.
Because its so popular - the manufacturers in 
the U.S wont even allow the store 
here in Bermuda to import over a certain 
amount each time. So, there is a waiting list...
as in you call in or write your name down on this freaking paper specifically for this product. 
I was like 'Are you kidding me ?! ' 

I thought it was for older womens 'liver spots' 
But, the other day I had run out of my
Vichy night  cream. I had a bunch of new 
spots on my face from a reaction to 
a gingery drink I know I shouldn't have.  
But, it was around Christmas and I gave in.
As a result I was left with more darned 
scars from the breakout. So, I needed a 
night cream - I went in my moms room & 
grabbed one of her various Clinique lotions. 
I didnt really care which one I just wanted to
put something on my face for the night.
I randomly grabbed the brown spot corrector 
and O-M-G. The next morning I noticed a 
difference ! I was like ' What the hell ! ' 
I had to do a double take in the mirror.
My scars have never faded that quickly
after only one night ! I kept trying it 
after that day on some old scars and 
they are gradually getting better as well.

I totally love this product now !
I just saw that it was one of 
Marie Claire's 25 Beauty Picks for 2010.
Its around $50 - $60 bucks. 
Kind of pricey but it works ! 
Guess I gotta go and put my 
freaking name on the list too... 
: ) 

Thursday, January 6, 2011

My Nail Art Pt. 1

Hello Everyone !
So, I know you have
probably seen most of these designs
if you watch my youtube channel.
But, I thought I would put the pictures
on my blog so that you can save them
or put them on your site if you wish.
You can click them if you want
to see them larger

Anyway, here is the first lot : 

dolly wink inspired nails

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Cool Canadian in Japan : )

Not sure if you guys have seen 'Ciaela' on youtube
She is awesomeness !
She gave me the inspiration to go back to
studying korean in 'hard-core mode' as i like to say ^ ^ 

Im currently on Chapter 3 of my self study book.
Im using the "Teach Yourself Korean" book 
by Mark Vincent & Jaehoon Yeon.
Im not sure if its good for complete beginners 
because I think I would be super confused if I 
didnt have a basic grip on the language.
But, Im really learning a lot. 
Along with things you can find on the internet
as well as iphone apps if you have one...these days
learning another language is not that difficult.
It just takes time and memorization : ) 
Anyway, go to your local bookstore and see
what they have or can order for you if you
are interested in learning another language ! 
I started back up a few days ago. 

'Ciaela' can speak Japanese fluently &
has a Japanese bf !
She has an adorable little apartment in Fukuoka, Japan 
and gosh Im so jealous that she lives there : )
That must be so amazing ! Japan is so lovely ! 
I first found her from the youtube japan awards link 
that I have below in an older post : )
Check her out ^ ^ 
Also - Bobbyjudo on youtube is a cool guy 
living in Japan as well. 

Skip to 1:42 if you wanna get to the 
important advice bit : )

I just thought I'd share since it
fits in with my previous blog
post on following your dreams.

I firmly believe that in order to have the motivaiton
to do certain things - you gotta have a goal.
It can be several mini goals. But, having some sort 
of plan is totally necessary to actively make your 
dreams come true ! Write things in your calendar,
diary, blog etc and complete the mini goals
toward your large one ! 

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Top 10 Beauty Loves of 2010

These are in no particular order

1. Revlon Photo Ready Foundation

I love how smoothly &naturally 
this goes on. Its a slightly loose
formula which glides over blemishes
and gives the skin a more dewy look. 
I mix it with my MUFE foundation.

2. MUFE HD Foundation 

I use this every day mixed in with my
photo ready. I do a 2:1 proportion. 
I use more of the Photo Ready.
This stuff stays on so well & its more
concentrated. Wearing it by itself
makes my face look a bit too...
over done ? Its sort of thick and a
little goes a long way.
The tones of this foundation also
dont match my skin well so I have to use
both. But, I love how it makes my 
photo ready more longer wearing. 
I really love them both for different combined they make 
a great foundation !

3.Vichy Anti Blemish Intensive 
Treatment Cream

This stuff is great at preventing blemishes
& clearing them up if you happen to get 
a pimple. Its thick and concentrated
yet feels light on the skin.
Its great for an all over moisturizer 
as well. Sometimes acne treatments 
only target spots and leaves the skin
stripped and dry. But, this one
has salicylic acid and is great at

4. Herbal Essences Hello Hydration