Sunday, August 28, 2011

NYC Haul & other Korean Cosmetics + GIVEAWAY ♥

Hey everyone!  I had such a great time in New York and bought a lot of awesome products that I wanted to share with you guys! Some of the products mentioned in this video can be purchased online.  I will be posting the links to where you can buy them.  Please note that all of the products in this video were purchased by me (or my husband)... and they are my honest/true opinions! 

Here are few screenshots from the haul video!  These are only few of the 15 products mentioned in the full video! --->  WATCH NYC HAUL VIDEO 

Product Rating : ★★★★★
Tayila - #U01 (bottom lashes) , #SF (half lashes) 

 These lashes are so cute, adorable, comfortable, great quality, and great price!  It is very soft!  I think they are lighter then the "darkness" ones that I use.  It also comes with a tiny lash glue, which works great!  The eyelash strip is also alittle bit thinner! I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the bottom lashes!  They are tiny crisscrossed lashes!  It looks very natural, not too long, comfortable, and light.  I will be using these lashes for a tutorial VERY soon!

Product Rating : ★★★☆☆
The Face Shop - Nail Polish #GR502 

When I first saw this color, I fell in LOVE with it!  I think the color looks prettier when you look at it from the bottle.  It is still a very pretty copper color, but in SOME lightings it looks green at times.  After I wash the dishes/take a shower, the nail polish chips off at the tip, so you have to make sure to apply a top coating!  Overall, this nail polish color is pretty =) .. but I don't think I will repurchase this one. 

Product Rating : ★★★★★
The Face Shop - Lipstick #PK103

 AHHHH I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE this lipstick!  It is a lot similar to my MAC - Speed Dial one (one of my fav lipstick), but the Mac one is a lot more hot pinky.  This one has MORE moisture to it.  It lasts for hours and hours!  After I eat, some does come off, but I don't mind reapplying it since the color is so pretty!  I have very dry chapped lips, so this lipstick is perfect for me!

Here is a swatch of the lipstick!  You can see it better on the video!

Product Rating : ★★★★★
The Face Shop - Lovely Single Eyeshadows

This eyeshadows are sooo shimmery, highly pigmented, stays on for hours!!  I purchased five different colors : black, blue, cream white, silver, green.  Please watch the video to see all of the eyeshadows & swatches!

Products Mentioned in video 

1.  The Face Shop - Princess Mirror (gold)
2.  Tayila Eyelashes - #U01 (bottom lashes) , #SF (half lashes) *GLUE IS INCLUDED*
3.  The Face Shop - Nail Polish #GR502
4. The Face Shop - Lipstick #PK103
5.  The Face Shop - Oil Control Film blotting sheets
6.  DABO - Face Masks
7.  The Face Shop - Color Nuance #WH005
8.  The Face Shop - Spot Clear Intensive Patch
9.  The Face Shop - Lovely Black Eyeshadow # BK904
10.  The Face Shop - Lovely Blue Eyeshadow # BL603
11. The Face Shop - Lovely White Cream Shadow # WH004
12.  The Face Shop - Lovely Silver Eyeshadow # PK901
13.  The Face Shop - Lovely Green Eyeshadow # GR502
14.  Jute - stick eyeshadow #01 White
15.  Enprani - #02 Shine Silver

Product Rating : ★★★★★
Ameli - Sparkle Spot Eyeshadows 

I wanted to try the Ameli eyeshadows for a very long time!  A lot of the Korean makeup artists and Korean celebrities use this brand.  The eyeshadows are HIGHLY pigmented and shimmery!  Love Love Love!

[left to right] #511 Arabian Night, #501 Champaigne, #502 Platinum

Ameli Cosmetics (sparkle spot eyeshadows)

Ameli is a Korean based online cosmetics company. Its roots date back to 1996, where they provisioned eyeshadow palettes and make up foundation solely for make up artists. Originally starting out with 3 colours of make up foundation and 15 eyeshadow colours, Ameli now boasts over 250 colours for eyeshadows. 

Vanity Box is a website that I found that sells Ameli product.  They are located in Australia.  International shipping is available!  I think it's about $9.  I recieved a card with my package and it  has a promotion code on it for 10% off (limited time).  I am not sure if it will still work.. I'm sure it is still active!  I got three sparkle spot eyeshadows: Arabian Night (purple), Champaigne (Gold), and Platinum (Silver). 

Like I have mentioned before, these eyeshadows are super pigmented and shimmery.  I only watched the colors once on the picture above.  The colors stay on my lids ALL day without creasing.  The purple shadow is great to use for your crease area or whenever you want a purple smokey eye look.  The golden shadow will be great for an all over lid color, and the silver one for your inner corners! 

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NOW... The Face Shop Free Samples Giveaway!!

Start :  August 28, 2011

End :  September 11, 2011 (11:59 pm)

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Friday, August 19, 2011

More Wedding Pictures ♥


Picture from Vlog ♥

Hey everyone!  Hope you are all having a great day!  Thank God it's Friday!!  I was looking through all the pictures that my hubby took of me during our date (vlog), and I found one that I really like! Hehe BTW I changed my youtube channel layout/colors!  Goodbye Pink~ hehe.. do you guys like the new layout? Let me know what you think!

We are going to ____________ tomorrow (secret!)... so I will have another Vlog : Trip to ___ video as soon as we get back on Monday!  Have a great weekend everyone! MuAh!


Random Pictures

Bridal Makeup


Bridesmaid Makeup


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Korean Laneige Song Hye Kyo Inspired Look

Hey guys!  I was looking through a Korean magazine and I came across this picture of Song Hye Kyo 송혜교 on one of her Laneige Korean Makeup CF.  Her pink/purple makeup was so pretty so I decided to try it on myself!  It has alittle "smokey eye" effect to it.  It is a bright smokey eye look (not as dark).  The peach/coral lipstick goes so well with her purple eye makeup!  I hope you guys enjoy this tutorial!

Products Used:

1. Makeup Forever HD primer (green)
2. Bare Escentuals Original Powder (Fair)
3.  MAC - Select Cover Up #20
4. NARS - London Eyeliner Pencil
5. Urban Decay Primer Potion
6. Too Faced - Boy Toy (Pink one)
7. MAC - Odd Couple (Purple One)
8.  Bobbi Brown - Snow
9. MAC - Knight Devine
10. MAC - Blacktrack Fluidline
11. MAC - Carbon
12. Estee Lauder - Softsmudge Black
13. Rimmel Glam' Eyes Mascara (extreme black)
14.  Mac - Ravishing Lipstick

Watch Song Hye Kyo Inspired Look


Saturday, August 13, 2011

Pure Ice : All Nighter

On my recent Park Bom inspired video, I applied the Pure Ice : All Nighter nail polish!  It is such a lovely color!  I absolutely LOVE dark red/burgandy color ^__^  It brings out my wedding ring too!  I'm on my second bottle for this color!  The Pure Ice : Merlot is also a very pretty color.  It is very similar to the All Nighter, but it is a bit darker and has shimmers in it.  I finished the whole bottle so I'm about to purchase another one.  I will post a link under this post where you can buy it.

Bari Cosmetics is the company that makes Pure Ice Nail Polishes.  They did not sell their products on their website before, but recently they started selling them on their website but in a package of 3....  pkg 3 = $8.37.  I made a link to an ebay shop where they sell it for $3.25 + $0.48 shipping.. NOT BAD! hehe

PRO - good price, 3 for $8.37! That is like the same thing as purchasing ONE O.P.I
CON - What will you do with three of the same nail polish colors?  hehe

Product Rating : ★★★★☆
Pure Ice : All Nighter

 The color is gorgeous!  This nail polish tends to chip off alittle bit after you shower, etc so a top coat is a MUST!  I forgot to apply top coat this time~ =(

[Left to Right] : All Nighter, Merlot

Have a great day! ^__^

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Park Bom Inspired Look

I got so many requests from my subscribers to do a Park Bom (박봄 2ne1) inspired look.  I choose to do this one because it's very simple, eyeliner is not too thick, natural, and wearable!  The fishtail eyeliner is so cute!  I really love the blue eyeshadow because it brings out my dark eyes.  You can also experiment with this look by trying out different eyeshadow colors!  I am going to try out green and purple too!  Isn't the glitter I used on the corners of my eyes so gorgeous!?  It looks SOOO much prettier in person.. and so glittery!  The Reflects Pearl was a limited edition, so they no longer sell it.  I so regret now not buying it and just asking for a sample of it.  I found a website that currently sells a pigment sample of this!!!  It's only $3.99!  I will link the site below this post!

Products Used:

1. Makeup Forever HD primer (green)
2. Bare Escentuals Original Powder (Fair)
3. NARS - London Pencil
4. Urban Decay Primer Potion
5. MAC - Saddle
6. MAC - Freshwater
7. MAC - Blacktrack Fluidline
8. MAC - Carbon
9. MAC - Forgery
10. MAC - Reflects Pearl
11. Estee Lauder - Softsmudge Black
12. Rimmel Glam' Eyes Mascara (extreme black)
13. Darkness Eyelashes

Product Rating : ★★★★★

MAC - Saddle : This is SUCH a neutral pretty shade of brown! 

Product Rating : ★★★★★

MAC - Freshwater :  AHHH I'm soooo inlove with this blue eyeshadow!

Here are the swatches for the two MAC eyeshadows that I used!

I found this picture of me doing makeup for one of my client's wedding!



Thursday, August 11, 2011

Kpop : FX Sulli's New Haircut ♥

설리 (FX) Sulli's most recent self camera photo was just uploaded on the web.  She just cut her bangs!  I love it! I think it makes her look more younger and cuter. It makes me want to cut my bangs again! 

I think "no bangs" makes her look more older and mature? ^_^

Here is an old picture of me .. about 3 years ago with bangs 

After seeing a lot of Korean celebrities cut their bangs, it makes me want to cut mine too!  My husband likes my hair better without bangs, so I'm keeping it like how it is right now.  I use to always cut my own bangs back in the days!  I really want to make a tutorial on "how to cut bangs" to show all of you guys.. so I'm deciding if I should buy a wig to demonstrate it! hehehe.. what do you think!?


Korea Top Selling Circle Lens

써클렌즈 Circle lens first started in Korea.  It makes the pupils of your eyes bigger/wider to make your eyes look bigger.  Currently, the Acuvue Define Daily contacts are very popular in Korea.  Korea TOP actress "Lee Min Jung" 이민정 is the model for these contact lenses.  All my friends from Korea wear these lenses.  There are three different styles, but I like the "Accent Style" one the best (black ring).  There is also the Natural Shine and the Vivid Style (brown ring).  The Accent Style one is the most popular and looks most natural.  They are daily disposable lenses that enhances and makes your eyes look bigger naturally (unlike the other HUGE circle lenses that looks fake).  It "features a unique and defined dark ring that enhances and darkens the iris (the coloured part of the eye) thereby making the eyes bigger, brighter and better defined."  The diameter of these circle lenses are about 14.2 mm.. which is a great size!  The circle lenses that are like size 15 mm are way toooo big and covers up almost all of the white part of the eye.  I also heard that it wasn't good to wear HUGE lenses because your eye is not getting enough oxygen so it can be very bad for your eyes.  I've been wearing freshlook colorblends for over ten years because I know that freshlook is a well known and safe contact brand worn all over the world.  Acuvue is also a highly well known brand, so I really trust this company!  I just ordered some online, which I will link the website below this post.  I will make a post as soon as it arrives and make a review on it for you guys (although I already know it is WONDERFUL because I've seen my friends wear it). 

Korea Top Actress "Lee Min Jung" 이민정

so natural

I heard the vivid style doesn't look as natural as the Accent Style <- JJANG! ^^


This website allows you to enter your prescription if you know it! Awesome!
They also sell other brands like freshlooks (my fav!) and Geo, etc

You can get a FREE trial of any of their lenses if you make an eye examination appointment


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

My Top 3 Favorite Blushes ♥

Product Rating : ★★★★★
#1  Bare Escentuals - Beauty Loose Powder Blush

This is my MOST favorite blush ever!!!!!!!  I used this blush for about 2 years now.. this is my second one that i bought so far.  It is so highly pigmented.  I only use a tiny tiny tiny amount each time and still get a nice pink glow on my face.  This color looks pretty dark when you open it up and look at the powder, but when you apply it to your face it is beautiful~~~ natural peachy/pink blush.  I wear this blush almost everyday!  If you want it to be more noticeable and darker, you can simply just use more of the blush powder.  This product also doesn't break me out like some other blushes that I have tried.  When you use this product, you have to use the Bare Escentuals blush brush for it.  If you try using it with another brand brush, it won't really work.  I highly recommend this blush to all of you guys. ^_^

Product Rating : ★★★★★
#2  Sue Devitt - Vanuatu

A beauty advisor working at Macy's recommended this blush to me, and I LOVE it.  I told her that I'm very picky with trying out new products because my skin is very sensitive and it breaks me out.  She promised me that this blush would not break me out (she was right!).  Sue Devitt worked for Nars or something like that, and decided to make her own cosmetic brand.  Their blush is very silky/creamy/powdery... altogether, can't really explain the texture hehe.  The color I got is a light pink color, and when I apply it on my face it appears baby pink.  I love wearing this whenever I want to go for the "dolly" or "innocent" look ^__^.  The blush compact also has a tiny mirror attached to it.  This blush is smaller then it looks, it has a diameter of about 1 inch 1/2?  I use a flat foundation blush to apply this blush onto my cheeks.

Product Rating : ★★★★★
#3  Nars - Deep Throat

This color is gorgeous!! I was having such a hard time deciding between this one or the orgasm one, but I ended up buying the Deep Throat after starring at both of the blushes for about 15-20 minutes lol.  I'm so obsessed over pink/peachy colors these days!  This color is alittle darker then the Bare Escentuals one.  I like wearing this whenever I'm wearing smokey eye makeup.  This blush is also highly pigmented, doesn't break me out, and stays on all day.  It adds a natural pretty glow to my face!


*Please note that the colors that you see on the screen may differ from the actual colors due to the lighting, monitor settings, etc.

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