Saturday, June 27, 2009


Amore, Amore, Amore!
I went in for ONE item, and left with a new skincare line =/ I wanted to the try Laneige Whitening Spot Treatment, but is sadly discontinued =(
Items are from the new IOPE Trouble Clinic line. They promised it would help old and new blemishes =) Especially since I break out during the special times of the month, they suggested me to only use the items during that time ONLY. I really hope it works!!

I got the Cleansing Foam which has some antibacterial? crap in it...and the Essence, which can be used as a spot treatment in those certain prone areas ONLY.

Amore Pacific IOPE Trouble Clinic Cleansing Foam 5.1fl.oz/150ml. Mild cleansing foam soothes and relaxes to improve the skin. Invisible micro-beads gently and completely remove waste matters that cause trouble. Natural eucalyptus oil and riclosan ingredients relax skin and help freshen and cleanse the skin.

Amore Pacific IOPE Trouble Clinic Treatment Essence 1.4fl.oz/40ml. Professional and intensive care for trouble skin areas. IOPE's own panduratin ingredients and the ingredients for diminishing the traces of any trouble and prevent deep, red trouble spots. Highly-enriched brown rice extracts and natural eucalyptus oil work fast on trouble areas to help stop trouble from further damaging skin.

They tossed in a tote bag (super cute), some face towels, and the Laneige SPF 40 day lotion.

I just started some new organic stuff to control my blemishes, so if that doesn't work...i surely hope this stuff will =| Will update =D

Right now, I have class every night until 10 pm =( It sucks because I hit mad ass traffic going to class, which starts around 530. I hate LA traffic!!!!


Sunday, June 14, 2009

On the search for a PEACH blush....

On my attempts to find a nice PEACH blush, I decided to try Benefit's Georgia.

It comes in the super cute boxed packaging. Obviously not as sturdy as compacts. And I'm always afraid it'll get wet and start falling apart =X
Has a very cute matching brush that is utterly USELESS =|And...the color is OOOHHH-SOOO light that it doesn't even show up on me. That swatch was taken with many many MANY strokes!Overall...I love the smell. OH it's such a nice fragrance!! But, it is USELESS for me. I don't see it giving me a 'warm, happy glow' as it claims. BOO!

I also recently purchased MAC's Peaches blush...which is VERY bright and almost more orange/coral than it is peach. So, still on the search. Any reccs???

Went to my favorite 'hole-in-a-wall, ghetto-fab and cheap' sushi place =)
Gin Sushi in Pasadena

LOVE...THIS...PLACE =) They have lots of cooked dishes.

Lobster Special - Octobus Roll - Dragon Roll (Salmon w/Spicy Tuna)**DROOLS**

Got some tempura as well. Broccoli????For dessert...
Went down Colorado to 21 Choices. Fav place for yogurt. Better than those self-serve crap that's been popping up at EVERY block!!!!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Review - Skin79 Diamond BB Cream

What a week! Had a big assignment due, had to finish half of my final project, PLUS take my final ALL ON FRIDAY! I'm glad that's over with!!

Rocky doesn't want me to study =/ All he wants to do is PLAY!!!

Got to Ulta to buy some stuff...and this was one item that I thought was cool! I don't have any eye cream with SPF...and I don't know why! I use my Shiseido which I love, so I guess I just keep using it. Anyhoo....I picked up this Sunblock stick because it has a Spf 60+! I believe it is great to use for the eyes because...if it's gentle enough for a BABY, it should work great for our eye area =) Gotta avoid those wrinkles!

I also purchased the Dimond Collection's Perfect Cover, which is like a concealer.

First, the Diamond BB Cream...
Not my favorite. It has a slightly gray-ish color...but luckily it is quite sheer/light so it doesn't have a strong gray color when I use it, but out of the tube it doesn't look very appealing. Again...very sheer, so not something I would use often. Only when my skin is quite clear.

Second, the Diamond Perfect Cover. It has a SUPER STRONG orange/yellow coloring. Luckily, it blends right into my skin. VERY SHOCKING at first. It covers OKAY. It tends to crease during mid-day, which I really hate.
All in all, I'm glad I didn't purchase LARGE sizes of these Skin79 BB Creams, and I got the mini set instead. Although I only got about 5ish aplications from the small tube, it is WAYY better than spending $15-20ish on a bottle that I don't like =/ Dr. Jart Black Label is still my HG!

Today's experiment:
1/2 face Dimond
1/2 face Dr. Jart

No sun out today...soooooo, my face has been holding up well on both sides. Coverage wise, Dr. Jart stays PUT! Dimond just slowing starts fading or something. Doesn't stay on as well.

Lastly, Dimond has ZERO SPF =( Bummer!! That's the final deal breaker = no future purchase.


Saturday, May 30, 2009


So, I've never really been a 'MAC' girl. Meaning, I've never bought MAC items on a regular basis. Just some items, here and there.
SOOooOOOooO, this is my first official MAC purchase =)

I loved the packaging of Style Warrior, so I thought I would place a purchase online, and just ended up buying EVERYTHING else I've always wanted to try =)

My Style Warrior items. I feel like I should have gotten a few more items =X
Hopefully I'll be back to posting soon =)
This week was Rocky's trip under the knife. So I've been watching him like a HAWK, making sure he's not jumping and running like a crazy dog everywhere, which has been DIFFICULT!!!

He seems fine, and still laying FLAT ON THE FLOOR =D Super cute!!!

Have a fab weekend everyone!!!!


Tuesday, May 5, 2009


While I know many of you may not be interested in this AWESOME offer, I am always ecstatic when it comes to FREEBIES!


Monday, May 4, 2009

Weekend Fun

Celebrated a friend's birthday this weekend. Lots of fun. Took like 200+ pictures in a span of a few hours =) Me and J had ZERO cute pictures though...sooo I had to do some cropping of people.

Even though he's thin, he can out drink EVERYONE! It's CRAZY!!! But he surely got wasted that night =D

Me and J...hard at work! We needed a fun outing, and it was surprisingly fun. And YES, I turn the embarrassing CHERRYYYY after a sip of ANYTHING =(
All-you-can-eat Korean BBQ. Soju (YUM!!). Hite. Fish Tacos. Midori Sour.


Sunday, May 3, 2009

Dog at Work

At work, one of my customers brought her therapy-dog-in-training with her. He's an American Bulldog and just look at how GINORMOUS HE IS!!!
Hilarious sitting position!!!!
He can also SNEEZE on cue! Super cute! I wonder if I can teach Rocky to do that =]

Rocky's current sleeping position:

Then he tried to squeeze into his bed!!! HAHAHAHHADANGGG he's sooooooooooooooooo big now! Look at how cutey and teeny he was before!


Thursday, April 30, 2009


It's that time of year again for the Rock & Republic Sample Sale. I am not going to this one, but from previous years, prepare for LOooOOoooNG lines! So, wake up early ladies!!!!

Been quite busy.
School + Work + Rocky. Also, internet isn't working at my casa anymore =( Really hard to get some internet time for myself. Usually it's for work or school.

Baby haul. Got an extra DrJart Black Label (not pictured), and decided to venture out to Skin79's stuff. So, I decided to get the set =) Super cute, but also pretty tiny. I haven't used any yet, but I will soon, and hopefully like at least ONE of them. Though, I've been really digging Skinfood Aloe. I have to get #2 next time! #1 is okay, but a bit light.
I did a TEENNYY haul at Sephora during their random 15%. Should be coming SOOONNN!!!
Lastly, I leave you with ROCKY. From many funny sleeping positions, this is his *new* favorite sleeping position. He's SOOOOOOOOOOOO big now! 13 freakin lbs!! My arms were sore from carrying him for a couple hours...dang, I needa work out. HAHAH.


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

ROCKY + Update

Haven't been doing much.
Work Work Work.
Here's Rocky with me at work...
The first time I saw him do this, I was like WTF? Is that normal???
So, finally caught him doing it with a camera near by =)

1 second later...
Sccarryyy, huh??/

Ordered some Sephora stuff, but RIGHT BEFORE the 15% =(
Got a couple new masks.
Will blog when I try them out.
Full review on Laneige Star White Line soon. Still using it...unsure if I LOVE it or not. Some pros and cons.
Take care ya'll!!!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Did some damage =D

So, I finally made a trip out to Amore to get some goods! That was the easiest $100 spent in <2 minutes =X I got the Star White Line: Skin Refiner, Emulsion, and Cream. I passed on a few of the other items but if these 3 works with my skin, I may cave and get the rest!

I also got the Makeup Remover with that cool pump =) I figured, if anything, I can reuse the bottle. Put some Lancome Makeup Remover in there or something. So far, so good. Not IN LOVE with it, but it does it's job without the oily that's a definite PLUS!

Got the free rose box thingy. Some awesome samples that I'm excited to try! I've been on the search for an eye cream with higher than SPF 10 or whatever that doesn't leave that sunscreen residue, so hopefully Laneige will answer my calling!

I wanted more lashes but they didn't hav the style I was looking for. Bummer!!! But...I probably didn't really neeeeeeed any more lashes 0=)

Went down the street to Guppy's to have a quick bite. But of course knowing me and J, we ended up ordering WWAAAAYYYYYYY more than we kud handle =X It was delicious either way!!
Strawberry + Mango SMMAAALLLLLL I guess we should have gotten the Cup size instead. But the condensed milk was Oh-SO good! I'm def making this at home all summer long this year =)

Spent the whole afternoon out and had to leave lilo ole Rocky at home by himself for the first time =(


Poor baby was crying so much =**************(

Then when I got home, played with him...
and he knocked the f*ck out!!!

HAHAHAHH too kute!
Dontcha just love his sleeping position????


Sunday, February 15, 2009


ONE WORD..............
My new baby.
My first official dog!
He is a Cardigan Welsh Corgi.
Currently 8 weeks =)
Cutie pie!
Loves people and EVERYONE!
Loves to bite bite BITEEEEE!
He has taken over my world. HAHA. I feel like a single mom =P

OMG I have not been thinking about it at all!
I have found my new love!
NYX Falsies!
Don't get me wrong. I love them Darkness/Jap/Korean Brand lashes. I mainly love the Criss Cross styles. But most of the ones I have, the band is a bit stiff. It's good because it really maintains their shape after frequent usages. But I don't like the fact I can kinda feel it when I wear it. Anyhoo, I also like the half-lashes too! Ardell (I believe) were the only ones I was able to find but I didn't want to shove out the 5 bucks or whatever for them. Finally, I found NYX!!!
PLUS you actually get 2 pairs because you just cut ONE in half to make 2 half-lashes =D

And they look quite similar to MAC's HELLO KITTY lashes!!!!

So, yeah...they have been my GO-TO lashes right now. VERY easy to put on because they are just half. But def not as dramatic or full...but very natural =)


If anyone wants any, I just added them to my store =) Sharing the love!

Hope everyone had a fab v-day!
I spent mine with Rocky =D hehehehehehhe


Saturday, January 24, 2009

Nutella + Hauls

Homemade bread with a little honey...stuffed with Nutella...baked to perfection!
First attempt:
Tasted a little off, but still yummy!
Second attempt:

Excuse the missing portion =X
It smelled like heaven when I took it out of the oven and I couldn't resist, so I ate a portion and went to grab my camera!
Yes, definitely gotta make more! It was DEVOURED by my fambam!

I've accumulated a crap load of crap during the past month =X
I am no longer an AMORE STORE virgin...My FIRST trip to Amore (Artesia):
I've been getting flaky skin so of course I had to try the Strawberry Peel!
Absolutely love it! I honestly don't have dry skin, so it doesn't really 'work' but it still leaves my skin silky smooth afterwards. And as everyone mentions, it smells OH-SO yummy!
Does anyone use it more than twice a week??
Got a couple lashes. I am also a virgin to criss cross lashes, so I had to pick some up!
Definitely loving them right now! The band is a bit stiffer than I am used to, but the benefits of that is I can see myself reusing it many, MANY times. My usual ones have a very soft band. It sits more comfortable on my eye but I usually can only get a couple good uses out of them before they get all wonky.
And, a BUNCH of lovely samples! LOVE IT!!
Quick trip to OHAYO & Walgreens:
Picked up the Egg Peel.
I'm indifferent about this product. I'm not sure I like it. Before I make any statements, I gotta use it a bit more. It def wasn't love-at-first-sight.
Also got a few eye shadows from Revlon's new Matte Collection.
They are actually really good! Very pigmented and just glides on smoothly! A bit powdery but I don't mind it. Even though it is their "Matte" collection, they are not entirely matte. It seems like there's a bit of some shimmer(?) maybe. But it is not at all noticeable. It also may be just me =X
Random goods bought online:

MAC Holidazzle Pink Eyes Palette (October 2003)
Smashbox Smashing Loose Eyeshadow
Philosophy The Little Black Book Palete

I'm not much of a PINK person, but it was a good deal!
I love the packaging!(Yogurt, Pink Freeze, Melton Mauve, Winter Twig, Trax, Sketch, Beauty Marked)
Gift from J:
Criss Cross lashes from Japan
MAC Mineralized Powder - Light Medium
(I think it's too light, gotta go exchange it)
MAC Charming Garnet Glamour Basics Holiday Set

YAY! I wanted this set but was hesistant to purchase it. I really just wanted the 181 and Slimshine. But at the price of JUST the 181, you get all these other goodies! Great deal =)
I def want more Slimshines now! But Bare ain't cutting it for me. Looks too orange(?) on me...
Belightful - not sure if I would use this, but it's super pretty in the pan!

Ulta FF20% & L'oreal BOGO:

EVERYTHING L'oreal was BOGO plus Ulta was having a FF20% coupon.
Picked up some HIP Jelly balms. Been meaning to try them since they first came out but never got around to purchasing them. So far, they are ALRIGHT. Def not pigmented enough but I was warned about that among other reviewers.
I'm trying to get into MASCARA because I def am NOT one. I have typical non-existent Asian lashes so false lashes are my go-to thing. Watched a youTube video about combining both of Clean Definition & Voluminous and getting fab results. So, I may give it a try and see. But, I may just stick to falsies. (I can't stand taking off mascara!!!)
First haul from Silk Naturals:

I've been meaning to purchase their Fibre Optic brush for quite some time now. Just never got around ordering it. Picked up a couple mineral blushes, shadows, perfecting powders, and a cream liner.


Lipglosses & Lip Stains
I really wanted to try Giza! So, I got that and a few others =X

First photo was in whatever lighting. Second is with sunlight.
I also got Dr. Jart's BB Cream.
But, I gotta reorder and get the Silver because the Black is for dry skin and since winter is over, it is def making me oily very fast. I hope the Silver is just the same =X
Anyone tried both???
Went to Macy's the other day for the Cosmetics settlement.
Yes, HORRIBLE photo (I know), but I couldn't adjust my camera right =/
I woke up that morning. Me and J decided that it would either be LONG ASS lines or everything would be gone (this was at 12pm).
At 4pm, bro calls and says his gf just got some goods! =O So, called J, and off we went!
This was in Pasadena on Lake. Even though the line was fairly long, it took <15>
Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief 1 oz.
What I like about it:
Oil Free.
Super light.
Very cooling gel.
Really moisturizing.
Need only a tiny pea size amount for the whole face.

I can't really say that I would purchase this again (if I ever run out) because I don't think it does anything special. Only moisturizes, but a lot of other things just moisturizes, too. But I do like that it is oil-free! So that is def a plus.

I'm planning on trying out Laneige's skincare lines but I'll probably use this as an EXTRA moisturizer, if needed.

I still needa do a post about my trip up north! Everyone have a fab weekend!