Tuesday, December 21, 2010

What's Inside Your Medicine Cabinet?

What's inside your medicine cabinet? I just randomly decided to take a picture of what's inside my medicine cabinet to share with everyone. It is somewhat beauty related so why the heck not! I have my own bathroom at home (I still live with my parents -__-) so it's nice to have a bathroom all to myself. This particular medicine cabinet is frameless with recessed mirrors and adjustable shelves. So basically, it's covered with mirrors! I usually keep my skincare products inside of mine since I'm at the sink washing my face anyway. That way I can reach for my facial cleanser and moisturizer when I need it. Keep in mind this is not where everything is kept. I have other shelves in my bathroom that contain other facial necessities and such but this post is only dedicated to my medicine cabinet. :)

Top row: I have a travel size baby powder for when I would travel. I don't use it that much but I have used it as an alternative to my dry shampoo even though it doesn't work nearly as well. It sucks actually, lol. I keep an empty spray bottle that had makeup remover in it but it's empty now. I keep Anbesol in the very back put you can't see it and my deodorant as well as this mud mask for your body from Bath & Body Works. I don't use it but I have no other place to keep it so it stays there! I also have a few hair styling products that have been collecting dust for quite some time now.

Middle row: This is where I keep my toners, pore masks, teeth whiteners and a few of my perfumes. I think my perfume looks really random there but again, I was just filling up space at the time so I decided to put a few in there.

Bottom row: This is where I keep some of my facial cleansers and face masks. I'm currently using St. Ives as my facial cleanser and exfoliator. Next to it I keep my contact lens solution. I don't usually wear contact lenses. The only time I ever wear them is to do a look or if I feel like being a little more festive. I have this Estee Lauder Night Repair serum and this prescription face cream when I used to have a lot of breakouts. Next to that I have this whitening mask which I'm currently testing out. I just bought it 2 weeks ago so I'm still on the fence about it. I'm hoping to do a review on it soon! The pink bottle is my moisturizer and next to it is my Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask which I recently restocked on. I couldn't find it at this place where I usually saw them but I finally found them at Bed Bath & Beyond. I also keep my Perricone eye cream, Cetaphil for when my skin gets oily, and mouth wash!

What's in your medicine cabinet?

Friday, December 17, 2010

False Eyelashes from KKCenterhk

You all know I LOVE false eyelashes! Everything to the type of style or brand, I love them all! I personally think that a pair of falsies will complete every look you do. It just adds a little more flare especially if you have short stubby lashes that look almost nonexistent *cough* like me! Well mine aren't really stubby or nonexistent, but they are fairly short in my opinion. That's why I always settle for a pair of lashes. Majority of the time I do wear false eyelashes. As far as going out, I can't remember the last time I didn't wear any. It's just my personal preference that I would much rather wear them than not. That's just me!

Anyway, these lashes were specially sent from KKCENTERHK.COM for me to show you guys just how awesome their lashes are. As always for a lot of Asian brand lashes, you typically get 10 pairs in one box which to me is a better deal than purchasing one pair. Since it all comes in one box, every pair comes out to be less than a dollar for most of these lashes. Typical lashes get pricey, I'm telling you! So these are a steal. They also sell wigs, nail polish, accessories, even leggings! There's a ton of stuff on their website, so check it out!

Brand: ES
Style: A013
Price: $2.80 USD for 10 pairs
Semi-stiff band but easily conforms to your eyelid shape
Personally one of my favorites of the bunch
I'm in love with the criss-cross pattern in these lashes

 → Brand: ES
Style: A715
Price: $8.40 USD for 10 pairs
 These lashes would definitely satisfy everyone!
They're more like your "Can't Go Wrong With This Pair" of lashes. If you get my drift!
They look very natural but they're long enough to give you extra flare.
At first I thought these were too natural for me but as you can see, they look amazing!

Brand: ES
Style: A22
Price: $2.80 USD for 10 pairs
The band was so stiff that I thought it was going to feel uncomfortable but once on, it felt fine
It feels very unnatural but it looks amazing!
Another one of my favorites!

Brand: ES
Style: A222
Price: $6.30 USD for 10 pairs
Short natural looking lashes with a semi-stiff band
These do not flare whatsoever, they're almost stick straight
These are perfect for people with really short lashes and want a little oomph!
May require curling with an eyelash curler to give it more volume

 Brand: LSS
Style: A7
Price: $12.50 USD for 10 pairs
 Very thin and flimsy band
Wasn't sure how I felt about this pair at first but after having it on, I fell in love!
They're long and they flare perfectly
They look a little spaced out at first glance but they blend nicely with your natural lashes making them look fuller.

Recommendations: Styles A013, A715 and A7
Pass Up: Style A222

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner - Review, Photos & Swatches

For years I've been faithful to my MAC Blacktrack Fluidline. I'm still an avid user of that product but I wanted to branch out and use something for everyday use that wouldn't break the bank on a regular basis. I've seen the Maybelline gel liner a few times at my local drugstores but I never considered purchasing it. So in a way you can say that I purchased this on a whim. And to be honest, I don't regret purchasing it at all! For the most part, it did a really good job at staying on my eyes. I do like to pull off the winged eyeliner and I did notice a little bit of fading in the wing but then again, what eyeliner doesn't eventually fade over time?

AVAILABLE AT: Local drugstores. I bought mine at Walmart
$6-$8 USD
SIZE: 1.06 oz (3g)


Appears very black which I like since some eyeliners that say black come off as a charcoal color.
The brush that comes with it actually works really well
More product in the pot than MAC Fluidline
Color pay is a definite dupe to MAC Blacktrack Fluidline

Availability. I was really lucky to find this since they're always out of stock.
Slight smudging
Doesn't really last 24 hours as it states

Can you tell which product is Maybelline and which is MAC?

Maybelline / MAC

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Scentsy! (Non-Makeup Related)

My cousin is a new consultant for Scentsy and she introduced my whole family to this amazing product! I've had a product similar to this except it used real candles to heat up the wax (or oil) but I love the fact that Scentsy uses a light bulb. So not only can you switch it on and off whenever you please, but you don't have to worry about causing a fire either! My mom and I both have one and so do all my cousins and my aunts! Also, the scents are amazing! There are so many to choose from!

My top scents are
  • Kahiko Hula
  • Guava Nectar
  • Enchanted Mist
  • Sweet Pea & Vanilla
  • Camu Camu
  • Vanilla Cream
There are so many really good scents and I can't wait to buy more! If you're interested in purchasing a product for yourself or as a gift for the holidays, you can host a Scentsy party or you can find a consultant in your city by visiting their website. They also have really cute Scentsy warmers that come in different sizes, colors and designs. They have one that's good for the whole house, a mid-size for your bedroom, and they also have a plug-in if you decide to put one in your bathroom. If you guys have never tried Scentsy I can't even tell you guys how amazing the scents are! I find them a lot better than candles, and you know how pricey candles can get! I'm currently using Enchanted Mist and OMG, it smells so good! I put my Scentsy warmer on my nightstand by my bed and when I go to sleep at night, I could still smell it even when it's not on! The scents aren't too strong either. And let me tell you, I cannot put up with really strong scents because I get a headache really easily. But I love these! They smell amazing without being too powerful. I'm seriously in love with it! I'm thinking of getting one for my boyfriend to put in his room hehe.

Basically to use the warmer, all you have to do is put in one cube of the scent that you want inside the dish and let the heat from the light bulb melt the wax. Each cube can last up to 12 hours and I personally don't even use them all day, so to me that's a very long time! You can also easily switch scents if you feel like changing things up. All you have to do is pour the melted wax back into the packaging and wipe off any excess that is left in the dish.

My warmer is called Raven -- from their Twist Collection

Camu Camu, Guava Nectar, Sweet Pea & Vanilla

Sunday, December 12, 2010

December Nights + Quickie EOTD: Pink, Purple & Blue

I don't usually post anything personal on this blog. It's been a while since I've last done that but it won't hurt to post a little more personal things on here right? I'm pretty sure some of you might like it. Anyway, last weekend my boyfriend and I went to December Nights here in San Diego. It's a 2 day event where they have food, entertainment, Christmas lights, and much more. My main purpose for going was because I wanted to take advantage of the free museum admissions. So they open up the museums for anyone to come in without paying. I also wanted to go because I wanted to take Christmas pictures with my love. :) There's more pictures on my personal blog if you'd like to take a look.

Also, since I'm so bad at updating my makeup blog, I've decided to start this new thing for my blog where I post quick EOTD's or FOTD's of my makeup. Most of the time I don't have time to take pictures of what I have on because usually I'm in a hurry to leave the house. So I end up taking pictures with my iPhone and from there I can update my blog directly from my phone. All eyeshadows used are from Sugarpill cosmetics. One of my eyes is starting to show a little bit of creasing because this was taken towards the end of the day. Hope you all like it!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sunset On Thanksgiving

Haha okay so let me explain the title. I tried to recreate my Thanksgiving look (I know I am long overdue) so this is the look that I came up with. It isn't even the same look but I thought it was a little Thanksgiving-esque. Nonetheless I hope you all like it. I also recorded a really random video with my iPhone which is surprising because I don't do videos anymore! Hahah. But yeah I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Holidays!! :)

iPhone 4 edition
iPhone 4 edition

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

DollyEye Violet Circle Lenses Review + Photos

Here's a review for the DollyEye Violet Circle Lenses courtesy of I have to first begin by mentioning that these circle lenses are not your typical natural looking lenses. If the word "violet" didn't throw you off already, these pictures will show you exactly what I mean. Even though they are pretty unnatural, I do love that about them. When it comes to colored lenses I do prefer something more obvious and these do just that! I probably wouldn't wear these as much as the EOS Candy Brown circle lenses but they're definitely fun to have! Like I mentioned in my other review, it is recommended that you do not wear contact lenses for no more than 8 hours out of your day.

Weight: 0 kg, 100 grams
Brand : DollyEye
Diameter : 14.2mm
Water Content : 38%
Base Curve : 8.6mm

I give these circle lenses about a 8/10 based on comfort level. These particular lenses took a little bit of adjusting when I finally got them on. They irritated my eyes just a tad bit but nothing too extreme. They got more and more comfortable in just a matter of minutes. These lenses also dried my eyes out a lot quicker so I highly recommend keeping really good eye lubricants around because you'll definitely need them within a few hours, if not right away! I also noticed my vision was kind of blurry in the beginning but it eventually cleared up.

These lenses are far more obvious especially in flash photography and in natural sunlight. In low light, they are still fairly noticeable but not as much. These lenses are pretty large but not as compared to EOS Candy Brown circle lenses which are a 14.5mm in diameter. Because they're not as large, they don't really give me the dolly eye look but I still enjoy the look of them.

These run for about $25.90. They may be a bit pricey but keep in mind that some basic purple/violet lenses do not come off as opaque as these do. If you have dark colored eyes, these lenses will have no problem showing up. However, with dark eyes, they do appear a bluish purple (which is the definition of violet) but in the lens case alone they look more purple. Nonetheless, you won't confuse the color of these lenses once you have them on because they're extremely vibrant! Definitely worth trying!

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Candy Brown EOS Circle Lenses Review + Photos

I have never tried circle lenses (courtesy of Pinky Paradise) before so I jumped on the opportunity of doing a product review for my blog readers. After testing out these contacts for a couple of days now, I have to say that I love them! They're extremely comfortable (compard to Freshlook Lenses) and they really do give you the doll-eyed look without it looking too scary! In this review I'll be doing the Candy Brown EOS Circle Lenses. Next up will be DollyEye Violet Lens!

Super cute cases! I love them!

P.S. I dyed my hair black! No more red hair. :(

Weight: 0 kg, 100 grams
Brand : E.O.S
Diameter : 14.5mm
Water Content : 38%
Base Curve : 8.6mm
Life Span : 1 year disposal

I would give these lenses a 9/10 on comfort. Considering the diameter of these lenses, they're extremely HUGE yet surprisingly comfortable. They're also not that obvious especially in low light. I wore these out to my friend's birthday dinner and to a family party and nobody really noticed that I had contacts on (unless they just never mentioned it). But it does give you natural dolly eyes. At first I thought it would look a little bit strange on me because my eyes are already big, but I really like how they came out once I had them on. These are definitely a must-have for those who want to bring out their natural brown eyes or any eye color for that matter! But it definitely gives brown eyes that extra cuteness!

With any lenses it is recommended that you do not wear them any longer than 8 hours so just keep that in mind if you've never worn contact lenses before. For these particular lenses, they cost $22.90 with extremely fast shipping. I received my package within a week. is also a great website because they offer so many different types of circle lenses from all sorts of brands. So the possibilities are endless and I guarantee that there is a pair for someone out there!

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