Saturday, December 12, 2009

It's Raining

I don't know what it is. But I love to hear the rain outside. There's a certain comfort in its sound. The way you hear it splash onto pavements, trickle off rooftops and slosh around off tires.

It fills a void. I am not normally someone afraid or uncomfortable with silence but I love the way the rain takes up the empty space. And when it stops [as it has been intermittedly today] I feel a little sad. Left alone with the silence, so quiet.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

OOTD times TWO

Number 1

F21 Coat
F21 Scowl Neck sweater dress
Black waist cinching belt
Coach Sabrina satchel in yellow

Number 2

F21 Coat
H&M Turtleneck long sleeve sweater shirt
Express Dark denim
Charlotte Russe Tan ankle boots [BLACK FRIDAY!!! 25% off]

Monday, November 23, 2009

I LURRVE Polyvore

Isn't it neat?

I forgot how much I love putting together outfits *squeals

Items in this set:
Arden B top, $38
Lanvin jacket, 1.975 EUR
Great Plains pants, 45 GBP
Miu Miu shoes, $750
Coach bag, $898

Do you fancy a clutch or wristlet?

Due to the insanity that is the holiday shopping season, my work has requested we bring a small purse/wristlet to work to save time for bag checks.

I have narrowed my choices to these... *SIDE NOTE: No I actually don't already own a small clutch or handbag BC I prefer to carry my life around with me everywhere I go...

1. All Coach because I work at well..yeah
2. I don't know why the last 3 are all gold, it just happens I like them best in the gold color *shrugs
3. It's honestly a matter of
a. Pay $150 ish and be able to put more things and carry it on my shoulder
OR b. pay $50 ish . [PERIOD]

What say you?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Trip to the Godiva shop and Marukai

Did you know Godiva has a free rewards program? Check it out here !

You can get
-a free piece of chocolate once a month
-free gift each month you spend $10 +
-free shipping on one online order
-and exclusive online deals every 16th of the month

So I joined and got my free truffle and some more..

The original dark chocolate truffle & seasonal peppermint truffle

Strawberry dipped in milk chocolate *yummm

I haven't been to Marukai in AGES, so since I didn't know how to find the freeway back from Manhattan Beach I decided to just detour on the side streets to Marukai. I found some neat nail art tools and stationary items and yummy seaweed flavored potato chips.

What a good day!!


Sadly, I logged onto NY Mags Fashion Blog and learned of up and coming Korean model Daul Kim's suicide in Paris last night. She was one of my favorite models. If you check her out on NY Mag under Model Diaries you'll see why she's so likeable. She would say the absoultely darndest things and her quirkiness will be missed.

Here's to Daul.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

U by Ungaro lipstick EQUALS nude lippie love

Avon is coming out with a U by Ungaro makeup collection staring Campaign 26 to go with their U by Ungaro women's fragrance. The collection includes 3 eyeshadows, 2 face powders, and 3 lipsticks.

I bought the lipstick in Champagne to try out and let me just say it's FANTASTIC.

Thankfully these babies have no association with the mess that is the House of Ungaro post Lilo.

The lipstick is evenly pigmented, creamy, and moisturizing (!) The quality honestly surpasses even my MAC cremesheens.

The shade Champagne is a creamy nude with a slight sheen and pink undertones.

It comes in two other shades, Ungaro Pink which looks like bright cool fuschia pink and Glam which looks like a lovely berry.

They retail for $10 and can be found on or any Avon representative [like myself]

Grade :]++

*BONUS: A small GWP
a pink metallic and silver key fob !!

Want your bad romance

Lady Gaga Bad Romance music vid inspired

Unfortunately my white gloved gaga hand gun kept getting cropped out of the shots *BOO. But look at my mean ass eyelashes :P

Monday, November 16, 2009

Avon True Color Quads

L-R: Textured Teals, Sandy Corals, Island Breeze, Earth Tones

Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quads

Island Breeze Quad


Comes in a great combination of shades
Good pigmentation [for the most part]
$8 each but go on sale frequently
Quads combine shimmer, matte and metallic type eyeshadows

Sandy Corals Quad


Powdery formula
Average wear time
Some colors in the quad perform better than others

Earth Tones Quad

Grade: :/

Textured Teals Quad

I prefer creamier type consistencies when it comes to eyeshadows but the quads offer a real nice variation of color and effect which is nice for travel or just to simply build a look from one convenient quad.

The Incredible Edible... cookie

As you can see the chocolate to cookie ratio is essentially 10 to 1. It's like a chewy chocolate bar *drools.

I want some more.

I think I will dream about these tonight...

Nine: the internet is incredibly distracting

Instead of writing my field trip report for my geology class I am listening to and watching clips of the numbers in the movie musical Nine.

Be Italian, the song in the trailer is sung by FERGIE. UH-MAZINGLY well done. This will officially be the new song I sing in front of the mirror when I am feelin' theatrical :P

Friday, October 23, 2009

2 Great Things About Having a Job

1. Paycheck$$$

2. Meeting friendly co-workers :]

In return for taking her shift so she could go trick or treat with her son she gave me a baggie of samples!! [BTW, she also shadows as a make up artist at the Shiseido counter]

How did she know I am such a little make up sample ho?

Total list of the GOODS
Clinique Dramatically Different Lotion
Shiseido Pureness Balancing Softener Lotion
Shiseido Pureness Deep Cleansing Foam
Clinique Different Lipstick in Spiced Apple
Shiseido Perfect Mascara
Shiseido Shimmering Lipstick Rouge in SL13 [Reminds of MAC Viva Glam V]
Orgins Ginger Souffle Whipped Body Cream
Clinique October GWP Palette
True Religion Eau de Parfum
Shiseido Perfect Rouge in BE208
Harajuku Lovers Eau de Toilette

Lipstick Swatches
Palette Swatches

Neat-o, eh?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fake Orgasm

I love NARS.Ever since I saw on the Sephora website that they had a blush named 'Orgasm' I knew that me and NARS would play very well together.

But lo and behold, I am a broke@ss trick with no dough for feed the makeup ho within.

Then one day, Lollipop26 on YT [classiest mu guru EVER] mentions how she loves Milani's Mineral blush in Luminous referring to it as the NARS Orgasm dupe. Naturally I hopped into my car and speeded to the my CVS to get my hands on one. But alas, I was met with failure until a very random trip to Target with a friend led to the wondrous discovery.

I literally hid it in the other blushes and drove back to get it after my friend and I parted ways.

Excited, I hopped into my car, peeled open that thick difficult plastic wrapping and stick my needy little finger in to swatch it. BUT, I didn't see anything.

"where's the blush color?"

Eventually I found a way to use it but frankly smooshing my brush into the pan several times to get good color payoff and then having way too much gold frost on
my cheeks never quite tickled my fancy. Off to the back of the make up drawer it went.

Then a few weeks ago I got the legit business that is NARS Orgasm [Laguna duo :P, better deal right?] And tell you the truth, it rocks my socks just the way I thought.

"yeah baby!"

But on the real, they actually come out quite different from each other from the get go.

Orgasm on the right is a dark peach pink with subtle gold shimmer and dust sparkling through it while Luminous [on the left] is a lighter peach with light gold frost all throughout. Like they say about eyebrows, these blushes are more like sisters than twins, maybe even cousins...

In conclusion I would rather have a cheek orgasm than luminous cheeks any given day. But to give Milani some credit, I think it would work out better if you have a lighter skin tone and want the frosty highighted cheeks. As for me, I'd prefer more pigment, less frost any given day [2nd time = emphasis]

Yep, I'm a little blush crazy... *sigh

The Avon Lipstick Army

L-R: Poppy Love, Red 2000, Sheer Peach, Sheer Naturale

Avon Ultra Color Rich Lipsticks are quite good. They come in a range of satins, metallics, shimmers, and sheers. In my collection I have 2 satins and 2 sheers.

L-R: Sheer Naturale, Sheer Peach, Red 2000, Poppy Love

They all have a creamy consistency and mild scent. My sheers smell like slightly like vanilla while my satins smell slightly fruity. Best of all, they apply smoothly and evenly. So essentially they are solid legit lipsticks. Woot!

In the swatches above the sheers were swiped 2-3 times while the satins swiped once.

At full price they are 6.50 a pop but you can normally find them on sales BOGO 50% or something like that.

Grade: :]

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

One day

I would love to take sickASS pictures in black and white...

Can you believe this is Cameron Diaz?

Best opening EVER

This is why I love magazines...on the internet

Because they can show you wierdass pictures and links to some more strange things

Case in point

A sweater with penises by Agent Provocateur

But wait, there's more!

who buys this ****?

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009

An Ode to Gucci Eau de Parfum II

You know when you have those days that you just can't seem to lift your spirits out of the funk?

Today I had that horrible feeling. I stayed in bed until 11:30 and practically zombied my way through the day, eating, watching hulu and doing the laundry.

Finally, at 3:45 it was time to head out the door for school. Normally driving does not make me feel better or at ease. Normally it makes me feel the opposite [I was heading into 405 rush hour traffic] But strangely I felt somewhat at peace. I took a deep breath and the cloudiness that 'funky days' veil you with had been lifted. I took a deep breath and smelled the Gucci Eau de Parfum on my skin. And I felt lovely.

Isn't funny how little things like beautiful familiar scents can have the power to turn your day around?

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Where did all the money go?

After having 2 conversations with Brently and my sister I have come to the startling conclusion [AGAIN] that I am absolute crap at saving money.

This summer I worked 40 damn hour weeks in which I made around or over $300 a week for about 2 1/2 months. [OH GAWD, I can't believe I worked at a call center for that long....]

So basically that equals LOTS OF CA$HMONEY, right?


I am pretty damn sure I spent about every single little dime, nickel, penny of that hell. Because who am I, but a walking talking personification of retail therapy. *sigh

So this last week I was --this close to saving money BUT then there was the preceeding post.. and I am sure you know how that goes.

So I ask this, How the %$#* do I save my money?

Please help the helpless and leave a suggestion below :]

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Shopping SUCESS

4 Things that make today so damn great

1) Got a call that work shortened my shift
2) Got a call that I could just take the night off
3) H&M grand opening [and my special GWP]
4) Found 2 things at TJMaxx I was in actual NEED of

Moisturizer and sunglasses case CHECK
F21 Boots for $25 BONUS
H&M Blouse for $5 BONUS
H&M mini zip pouch EXTRA BONUS

*sigh, Great day indeed :]

Friday, September 25, 2009


Tshirt dress-F21

And yes, for some reason there is a mirror by my stair case...

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Little House on the Prairie much?

But to me <3

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


black top with bow- Target
cream sweater- Express
brown dressy shorts- OC Designs
black slippers with gold chains- Montego Bay/Payless
sunnies- Michael Kors/TJMaxx

side note* please ignore that it looks like I have no feet X/

Happy Birthday Party

Here is my lovely new necklace and my Essie 'Really Red' nail polish in action.

Hi Monica!

Unfortunately I am not wearing my heels [it was in the backyard *cough* sinking heels into grass] and I am covering my dress [it was 12:something, COLD]

My younger sister Sam wearing my oxford heels.

Hi Vincent! Washed out much??

The beautiful debutante!!

And yes, the background is her BACKYARD. Such a lovely backyard it is, with or without the elegant decor.

Good food + great setting + wierd DJ/EMCEE + small but entertaining program + crazy dancing little cousins = GREAT TIME

Happy Birthday Katrina!!