Saturday, April 30, 2011


I rarely have Saturdays off since I work on the weekends, but I'm going to a friend's engagement today so I was able to just go out with my parents for grocery's in the morning =] I saw a few things at H&M I really liked but I didn't buy anything >< I need to save money... I might go shopping next Tuesday morning >> not sure.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Nubar Gem & Midnight Glory

ok, my pictures are getting kind of bland so here are 2 new polishes I got from Nubar! =] Gem and Midnight Glory (left to right). They're riding on Kees (pronounced 'case').

I can't wait to have Gem on my toes when the weather gets warmer for wearing sandals =]

I really do like the Nubar polishes, the quality of the polish itself is amazing, application is always very smooth for me and they have such a variety of unique colours.


Nubar colours I am currently liking:
- indigo illusion
- iced licorice
- raspberry truffle
- purple rain glitter
- emerald

Missha vs. Naruko Peeling Gels

Missha Super Aqua Peeling Gel (100ml)
This was the first ever peeling gel I tried. It comes out as a white milky gel. At first I thought this was a pretty good peeling gel, until I tried the Naruko peeling gel. Compared to the Naruko Peeling Gel, I would say that this product kind of lacks in what it's supposed to do. Yes, my dead skin did clump up, but there was no dirt or makeup along with it. In the end, I really wonder if it did anything for my skin?

Naruko Majoram and Lavender Brightening Peeling Gel (120ml)
I just tried this yesterday night and this definitely beats the Missha peeling gel. It comes out as a clear thick gel and the moment you start massaging it onto your face, the dead skin will start to clump up along with the makeup, which really surprised me because although the Missha peeling gel did clump up, I did not see any dirt or makeup along with the clumps, it was just clear and white like the gel itself.

This gel also helped to clear out some of my blackhead/pores on the sides of my nose, which the Missha Peeling Gel didn't really do much for me.

sorry for the not so clear photos >< I think I need to find a new spot for taking photos, I'll do a better job next time >< (I retook the first picture =p much better)

and a new nail design I did yesterday. I'll be redoing my nails again tonight for my friends engagement tomorrow, very excited and nervous =p

Base: Cucci Natural base coat
Colour: Priti Polish 'Fairy Thimbles'
Design: Konad M79
Top: Konad top coat

Thursday, April 28, 2011

21 Drops Aromatherapy

These aromatherapy blends are quite intriguing =] I believe they're $28 each(8.5ml) and there are 21 different blends. Each of the blends are for specific needs. They are natural essential oils that target a certain part of the body. I'm not very good at explaing so here is a little description from

"When essential oils are inhaled through the nose, aromatic molecules are carried through the lining of the nasal cavity via tiny olfactory nerves, located in the roof of the inner nose, to the part of the brain called the limbic system. The limbic system in turn influences the endocrine system and the autonomic nervous system." - 21 Drops

Which one are you?

I would probably get myself PMS, Moody, Distracted, Powerless?, and Sleepless? =p

I wonder what these really smell like though, love the packaging =]

Missha Super Aqua Peeling Gel vs. Naruko Majoram and Lavender Brightening Peeling Gel

I noticed that my nails matched the packaging lol. Taken from my iPhone >>

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Bananas & Peanut Butter Bagel

yummy, toasted bagel with peanut butter, banana slices, and gestampte muisje <3 I swear I can eat this everyday for breakfast =p

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Stella & Dot jewelry pieces

I'm sure some of you have already heard of this company. They are based in San Francisco and sells jewelry pieces designed by well known New York designers and women from around the world.

These are just some of the pieces I love <3 I used to wear a lot of bracelets but I'm more into earrings. Looking at these beautiful designs, makes me want to wear bracelets and bangles again =]

01. Pave Clover Earrings $54
02. Pearl Bouquet Bracelet $89
03. Baby Flower Bangle $44
04. Petra Braided Bracelet $108

05. Starfish Earrings $39
06. Sunset Bangle $74
07. Sloane Enamel Bangle $64
08. Paige Enamel Bangle $64

check out the website for more designs <3

Ardene Accessories

diamond stud earrings. organic shaped studs <3. flower pearl studs

light pink and minty feather earrings <3 I am in love with the turquoise mint

flower pins <3

swallow wire headband etc. and large pink bow hair clip <3

Spring 2011 trends I'm liking

I also like rompers and strapless dresses with nice patterns <3

clockwise (left to right)
- wire headbands
- lace tops
- cut out tops/off the shoulder tops as well
- mesh tops/semi sheer
- large sunhats
- flatforms
- tribal inspired jewelry
- feather earrings

I recently went shopping at Ardene and picked up some cute accessories and a denim dress =] I'm waiting for the sun to come out to take proper photos, so watch out for the post! =]

here's a peak at the dress I tried on and ended up buying =] it was on sale for $7.50 o.o was originally $25 =]

Monday, April 25, 2011

Naruko & 100% Pure skincare update

sorry for the quality of the photo >< has been cloudy and raining all day and I really wanted to get this posted up -.-

Naruko Niaouli & Tea Tree serum (30ml)
I really like this serum, it helps to even out your skin tone and balance the oil on your face. I use this in the morning after toner and before my moisturizer. This only lasted me 3/4 months =[ I didn't expect it to finish so quickly. I buy my Naruko products from I would definitely purchase this again, but I want to try the 100% Pure Red Wine Reservatol serum next =]

100% Pure Pomegranate Antioxidant Hydration with SPF 20 (50ml)
I have been using this moisturizer for the past year and it's almost done. You can't see it in the photo that well -.- but there's less than half an inch in the 2nd bottle in the photo. The last bottle in the photo is a new packaged version of the moisturizer I recently got on eBay. I usually always buy from the official 100% Pure website (, but I didn't want to pay for shipping -.- for just one item.

This is a moisturizer for all skin types. I have combination/oily skin and it does a pretty good job. I wouldn't recommend this for really dry skin though because the sides of my nose gets really dry during the winter, but this moisturizer doesn't keep that area moisturized as well. It absorbs well and it has a slight avocado smell which I love <3 it's very subtle though.

I will keep buying this product until I find another moisturizer that's natural and has at least SPF 15/20. I've been searching, but can't find any others except for the Juicy Beauty apple moisturizer with SPF 15.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Zipia Love & Free wallpapers

The picture explains itself <3

I also made 2 new wallpapers, feel free to use them for personal use only. Thanks =]

Both of them are 1440x900 (my screen size)

I believe this is an ad for alcohol? not sure but I like to think it's for tea XD

I made these wallpapers from Japanese magazine scans.
enjoy =]

and just some of the outfits I'm liking + cute cat =]

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Barbie Nails ^.-

Base: Priti Polish Base/Top coat
Colour: Priti Polish 'Ballerina Peony'
Design: Konad M63
Glitter: Konad 'Ice Aurora'

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

New cute Crocs!

I was never a fan of Crocs, because of its bulky, not so appealing style =p but they just came out with these adorable jelly flats! very adorable and perfect for going to the beach, or anywhere really =]

There are a lot more colours and styles here:

Sunday, April 17, 2011

April Loves

It was snowing today -.- not a lot, but snowing in mid April!? -.- it was warm the past week and now its going back to the cold weather -.- I just made a simple collage, these pictures are from Non-no and Gisele magazine (both Japanese from the May 2011 issue). I absolutely love the clutch on the top right, it's beautiful <3

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Lined Turquoise

My middle finger nail broke -.- I tried to take a picture of my right hand, but looked kind of awkward >> I noticed blogspot likes to distort the colours a bit, when I post -.- you'll have to click on the image to see the original colour =]

Base: Priti Polish 'Bluestar'
Design: Konad M62
Glitter: Nubar 'Blue Siren'

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Scotch Naturals

These are just some of the colours I like from their line =]

Non-toxic, water based nail polish =]
They range from $10-15 depending on where you get them and if you can find them on sale.

They also have a line for kids, called Hopscotch Kids and =]

Loose Button #02

Items in the box (left to right):
- Principessa Ultimate Softening Shampoo & Conditioner
- Clinique Different Lipstick (Raspberry Glaze)
- Clinique High Impact Mascara
- Lancome Juicy Tube (Raspberry Ice)

I must say... I'm kind of disappointed with this one >< I don't think I will order another box because well... I'm not sure why I did in the first place >< I'm not that into makeup to begin with... more interested in skincare ><

The only thing I like from this box is the Juicy Tube lip gloss, it looks more pink in person and is a very cute colour. The lipstick is nice, applies like a lip balm and at first, I wasn't so sure about the colour... not something I would gravitate towards, but I did try it on and it doesn't look bad =] don't think I want to keep it though ><

I'm wearing the lipstick in this photo =]

As for the shampoo and conditioner, I'm kind of excited to try them out but I'm going to save them for when I travel in the summer =] hopefully... I will get to travel >>

I do plan on ordering one for the month of my birthday though... which will be in 7.5 months lol

Monday, April 11, 2011

Pai Skincare!

I'm always looking for new organic skincare brands. Pai is a skincare brand targeted for sensitive skin types. I believe they originate from the UK. They currently have a small skincare line for all skin types and I'm hoping to see more from them in the near future =]

I don't plan on getting anything from them yet because I still have quite a bit of stuff to finish. I am mainly interested in their Geranium & Thistle Moisturizer and their Bergamot Orange Lip balm.
The shipping is very affordable, but you can get free shipping if you spend over $60. If you don't like your item, you can return it within' 30 days with your money back along with the shipping costs =]

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Magenta love

It was raining this morning, but now it's sunny and around 13 degrees =]

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Just a little sheer

This is what I wore to work. I love this top, slightly sheer on the top =]

Friday, April 08, 2011

Honeybee Gardens Lipstick

I'm sure many of you may or may not have heard of this brand. They are natural and paraben free. They have a line of cosmetics, lip care, hair care, body care, and more =] I have been trying to hunt down swatches online but it's really rare to find some good reviews on these lipsticks. I think this video will give you a good idea of what they look like:

I love 'Valentine' in the video above ^ but not sure if it would show up on my lips lol. So I'm also interested to see 'Soft Kiss' because it's lighter but it seems a bit more sheer based on swatches I've seen online >< you can purchase these online at or eBay. If you live in the United States, you can probably find them in organic/herb stores.

These can range from $8-11 USD. They are around $14/15 CAD ><

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Typographic self portrait

This is for one of my classes. We had to design a typographic self portrait based on our weekly journal entries of whatever we wanted to write about =]

Mine is based on the weather and how it effects how I feel =] I also painted the background on an old piece of wood.

Priti Polish Galore!

Well, well, well look what we have here! =] I recently ordered some Priti Polishes from some 2 weeks ago (I requested for 3 other colours that wasn't available on the website, so it took a bit longer but so worth it! Karen, the owner is extremely nice). I got the package this morning and was sent out some time last week, so not bad =]

- Fairy Thimbles
- Bluestar (very similar to China Glaze's 'For Audrey' but lighter)
- September Charm (similar to OPI's 'Coney Island Cotton Candy')
- Ballerina Peony (I adore this colour)
- Ruffled Velvet Iris

are the names not beautiful/cute or what!? =]

I ordered 4 more colours, but I am going to sell them because they're colours I either already have or don't see myself wearing =p

Prince Charming, Chelsea Star, Blue Moon Clematis (very similar to OPI's 'Significant Other Color"), and Dorothy Palm.

I thought Prince Charming would be a lot lighter, but it reminded me of China Glaze's 'Flipflop Fantasy'... which the 2 aren't alike at all but they are both very bright. Flipflop Fantasy is more peachy (neon)

I am wearing Priti Polish in 'September Charm'

Monday, April 04, 2011

Bright pink lips

So I've been looking for a bright pink lip colour and Shoppers is having a sale on the new Covergirl Lip Perfection lipsticks ($7.99 until April 8th!), so I decided to get 2 to try... actually I wanted 3, but I just ended up staring at all the lip colours for like an hour >> yah I am so indecisive, it's not even funny lol -.-

I got the shade in 'Enchantress' (bright pink) and 'Rapture' (peachy coral?) and instead of getting the other lipstick in 'Divine' (a purple plum), I picked up the Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss instead because I can't really see myself wearing a purple hued lipstick but a gloss is more subtle.

I just put on the lipstick in 'Enchantress' and I am loving it, it's a beautiful colour and it actually flatters me haha I was very surprised, this is going to be my favourite lip colour this season for sure =] I picked up 'Rapture' because the Etude House VIP lipstick was just too dry and I can't wear it, so I needed another peachy coral/orange lip colour to replace it, I'll see how that goes... another day =]

[EDIT-April 6]
I returned the lipstick in 'Rapture' as it was extremely drying for me and did not show up as I had wanted on my lips. It's still a nice colour though, probably for someone who has less pigmented lips. I like 'Enchantress' just wish it wasn't a frost because it does get very drying on me. I love wearing 'Enchantress' and then the 'Lilac Pastelle' on top, very pretty =]

dead tired o.o

It's getting late here, but forgot to post my outfit today -.- went to work. I've been working on some design work for the past who knows what o.o since 7pm? around there.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

119th Anniversary of the First Documented Ice Cream Sundae

lol this is so random but had to post this somewhere, love the sign <3 reminded me of diners and the 60's <3 I haven't had a sundae in ages... at least 2 years? no idea haha

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Colour block

Although, colour blocking seems to be very 'in' this season, doesn't seem like anything new to me =D I love putting different colours together, and you can tell from my nail designs <3

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