Thursday, December 29, 2011

Tis the season... love the things you love.

I want to share with y'all some of the things I've gotten during the holidays as gifts or bought myself. I got myself this gorgeous brown Marc by Marc Jacobs called "Bianca Jane on a Leash" It's a cross body bag, which makes it soooo convenient to take out. I love every detail of it - the leather is super soft. It is rather small, but fits all the essentials. The straps are removable so you can use it as a clutch if you want. One downside is that it doesn't have a zipper so you have to make sure to secure the front lock by turning it.
With 6 card slots at the back. Currently holding my phone, key holder, and lip balm.
This bag comes in several different colours as shown on the Marc Jacobs site, and there's also a sparkly one on Harvey Nicols that is currently sold out. I bought mine at Holt Renfrew (a department store in Canada) where the only colour on sale was the sparkly one, but I thought it would be a tad too much for everyday use.

Lately I've been obsessing over candles! I bought a few from Bath and Body Works and took advantage of their buy 1 get 1 free promo right now. Absolutely loving Mint Chocolate!

Other adorable and lovely things this Christmas

Red top bought from Asos! Aren't the ruffles so lovely? Perfect for the holidays :)

Much Love.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Cruisin' in 2011

A couple of weeks ago, I went on my much needed vacation to Bahamas! It was my first time cruise experience, and it was awesome. I basically just slept, ate, and ate some more haha. Oh how I miss the warm weather and sunshine!

Went to the art auction on the cruise where we got free champaigne!
Isn't it amazing that the water is sooooo blue over there?

Much Love. Happy holiday everyone!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Brassy gold nails

I hauled this Sally Hanson nail polish in Burnt Sienna from Lisa's Cosmetics Sale from my last blog post for $0.99. It reminded me of Chanel Peridot, but without the green duo-chrome. For the prize, I can't complain. I absolutely love the finish and the colour of this Sally Hanson one. I think it's perfect for the holiday season and spring time as well. For some reason, I just wearing white / cream with metallic nails in the spring haha.
This picture is the closest to how the nail polish looks like in real life. All the other pictures look really gold and bright, but in real life, it's actually quite dull which I prefer.

I put on about 3 coats because I like it to be really opaque. I think you can get away with just 2 coats as well.
Hope you all enjoyed my post. Much Love.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Fall 2011 Lisa's Cosmetics Sale Haul

I don't go to Lisa's Cosmetics Sale every time, but after reading people's blogs, I couldn't resist not going to check out the holiday gift sets there! This year, they also have CARGO products which I've never tried before so I was especially excited to see as well. At the end, I didn't pick up any CARGO sets even though they were only $9.99. I didn't think I'd have enough opportunity to wear those colours. I opted for this Smashbox Everyday Glamour set instead for $25.99 which is a total steal!

The set includes:
- Photo op under eye brightener
- Eye liner in Onyx
- Lip gloss in Covet
- Eyeshadow brush
- Eye shadow quad in Seduce
- Cream blush in Entice (opps I forgot to include it in the picture)
The eyeliner's cap is attached to a sharpener! So convenient right?
Really wearable colours! I swatched it at the sale and they are very blendable.
Very pigmented lipgloss / Eye brightener
Other things I picked up:
- Sally Hansen Extra Firming Thigh & Leg Gel $1.99
- Elizabeth Arden Toner $13
- Olay cleansing cloths $4.99
- Vaseline Lotion $3.99
- Burt's Bees lip balm $2.49

Nail polishes I picked up:
- NYC Extra Shiny Top Coat $0.99
- Sally Hansen in Burnt Sienna (It reminds me of Chanel Peridot! We'll see how it turns out) $0.99

I absolutely love everything I bought :D Hope you girls enjoyed my haul! Much love.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Zombie Bride on Halloween

Boo! I know it's a little late, but as promised, this is my scary Halloween costume - the zombie bride! I dug out a white lace cardigan, bought a skirt from F21, bought some flowers from the dollar store, and that's my costume! I actually also bought a veil from ebay for $1, but it came 2 weeks late :(
With girlies

I bought some fake blood and liquid latex from the halloween store to create wounds.

Sorry for the how messy it is lol. For eyeshadow, I used my Laura Mercier e/s in Twilight Grey all over my eyes and under my eyes. Then I added the magenta colour in my Shiseido duo in S9 Iris Light under my eyes to have that bruised look.
For lips, I borrowed my mom's Clinique lipstick in 97 Party Red, which was too much of a bright red for my look. So I darkened it up with my Smashbox lipgloss in Prep, which I bought for quite a while now but never had a chance to use. I love the combination of these two together! And I absolutely adore the vintage look of the Clinique lipstick!

Hope you all enjoyed my Halloween look, Much Love!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Crackled Halloween

This post features my sister's Halloween nails using my 2 new polishes - China Glaze's Crackle Glaze in Cracked Medallion from my October Luxe Box, and Sally Hansen's Lacquer Shine (I can't find the name of it). I bought the Sally Hansen polish from CNE for less than $2 :)

I quite like the combination of dark blue and gold. I think they complement each other quite well :) My sister said that the key is to not apply too much of the Crackled polish because when it's too thick, it doesn't "crack" as well, so have a light hand ladies!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Hello Kitty iPhone 4 Case :D

Bought from eBay, my Hello Kitty iPhone case arrived! I absolutely love it :D I've been searching for an iPhone case for a long time, but haven't found one that I really love... so the other day, I decided to try eBay. I originally chose the red bow just because I feel like that's how Hello Kitty should look like! When the package came, it was with the pink bow. I was so disappointed because I thought they mixed up my order, but little did I know that they included a red bow on the side as well! The bows can be switched if wanted :D They're very easy to be switched, and once it's on, it's quite secured.

I believe I paid less than $10 for this case. Isn't it adorable?
If you're interested, simply search for Hello Kitty iphone 4 silicone case

Much love!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Masquerade: Pixie!

I dressed up twice this year for Halloween! I love dressing up, it's always so fun wearing things we don't normally do! I originally only planned one costume, so I had to take my sister's Pixie costume for my friend's murder mystery party!
My silly sis behind me lol. It was a masquerade, so I rushed to the dollar store two days before and found this mask that I thought somewhat went well with my Pixie costume!
I came up with this eye look, which was the most creative make up I've worn in my life haha
I used my MAC liquidlast liner in Aqualine that I bought a long time ago. I loved the colour at the time, but it was too much for daily use - so glad I remembered to use this for Halloween! I also cut this really dramatic lash in half to wear on each of the outer side of my eyes!
Stay tuned for my second Halloween look that will be much scarier than this :) Much Love!