Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Decoden Blues

Yes Yes Yes... 

I am a bit country, provincial, and behind the times-

I have never done a decent DECODEN!

But I so want to try...

Here are my inspirations.  
(These photos are not mine.  I found them on Google.)

Have you done Decoden?  Inspire me?  (^____^)v

Quiet Night and Moon River

With dreams of nostalgia...

Staring out the window, with music playing softly in the background.

Oh, dreamer...

"I close my eyes, then I drift away, into the magic night I softly say. A silent prayer, like dreamers do, then I fall asleep to dream my dreams of you." 
Roy Orbison

Monday, 28 May 2012

Dots 'n' Lace Nail Art Tutorial

I found a really helpful tip on YouTube for nail art dotting tools.

So innovative!  And so obvious!  Why did I not come up with this??? O.o  But since I didn't, I give credit to Cute Polish.  Click on the link below:

This was my dotting tool innovation for the design I showed you on a previous post ("☀Summer Outfit☀"): 

I stuck a straight pin on a mechanical (?) eraser for ease of control ^^  Depending on the head size of your pin, you can change the size of your dots.

To get this nail design, it's as easy as 1-2-3-4 ^.^


You'd need the following, in addition to your innovative dotting tool~~~  Oooo~~~
  1. Blue nail polish
  2. White nail polish
  3. Top Coat
  4. Nail stickers with lace designs

I used:
1. O.P.I. Nail Lacquer in DS magic 2. O.P.I. Nail Lacquer in Happy
3. Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat 4. Nail stickers
  1. Begin with painting your entire nail with the blue nail polish for two coats.  Allow to dry between layers.
  2. With your dotting tool, dot the white polish on top of your blue polish.
  3. Measure, cut, and stick on the lace design sticker onto your nail, nearest to your nail bed.
  4. Seal with top coat!  AND YOU'RE DONE!  ^0^
That's it!  I hope you enjoy this tutorial!


Sunday, 20 May 2012

Real Life Sundays, ed. 8

Hi!  ^___^

It's been a great week:) Although, a very busy one, but really great still!

Just wanna share a few photos.

Sister's pinning ceremony for her Math degree

Following day, Convocation for School of Ed.

Then my BBCB package came in the mail^.^ 
Not pictured, Etude House Proof 10 Liquid Liner, my most favorite
eyeliner!  (I finally concede and use the term "Holy Grail"...  Meh... -__-) 

Tried this today.  So far, it's pretty good- powdery

This was my only freebie!  Wuh-hat???  ^^

It's quite interesting why we girls like to show off our stuff from the mail.  ^^  For me, personally, I think it's fun!  And maybe it's quite like free advertising for companies we buy from :)

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Little Sister

A few weeks ago was my little sister's birthday!  I love her so much.  She is my best friend and (nearly) constant companion.  We are so close that I actually didn't begin attending school until she came with me.  She was 4 and I was 6!  Hohoho!  ^o^

So, we've been like peas and carrots~

Join us at Joinus for some gooooood teppanyaki^^

Great stuff~

Now, that's a "Happy Birthday!"

My friend joined our celebrating^^  And no, I ain't drunk at 12:00 PM.

Heeeheee...  By the looks of it, my blog is starting to look like a food blog... Huu...  (I'm getting back to jogging^^)

Anyway, I am one proud big sister!  Amidst the whirlwind of graduations, my little sis is making her own mark next Sunday!  She will be graduating as a Math and Secondary Major, with HONORS!  ^-^  I am so happy because she had worked tirelessly and ever-so-diligently while holding a part-time job with the local cancer research T^T  To God be the glory all the way!
Proverbs 2:6-9 ” For the Lord grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest. He is a shield to those who walk with integrity. He guards the paths of the just and protects those who are faithful to him. Then you will understand what is right, just, and fair, and you will find the right way to go.”
Yep, so that's that!

Thanks for reading. 

Monday, 14 May 2012

Dolly Wink False Eyelashes No. 4 Feminine Style Review

Feminine Style seems to be the predecessor of the Otona Kawaii line, No. 10 Sweet Cat.  The arrangement of the hair is quite similar, except that Feminine Style is only half the length.

It looks more natural than Sweet Cat, accentuating only the outer corners of your lashes.  I think it's quite beautiful, as it frames your eyes with dramatic length and curl.
  • Hair looks natural, each hair tapers at the end
  • Not shiny
  • Lightweight and comfortable
  • Already curled
  • Lovely, especially in photos
  • Glue really sticks
  • Can be a little too long for some but I think it's what makes it pretty in photos :)
That's it!  I like it!  I like it!  I do!  ^__^

P.S.  I got these from the Shoppingholics.com- my go-to store for Asian cosmetics~ :)

With my Geo Mimi in Apple Green- very pretty and comfortable lenses.

Look of the Day
Face: Etude House Dream On Foundation in Natural
MAC Studio Fix NC 30, MAC Tres Cheek
Peony Petal blush, Etude House Sweet Eye Cupcake
(used the pink shade as a highlighter)
Eyes: Clinique Color Surge Eyeshadow, Etude House
Sweet Eye Cupcake (used the champagne shade for
extra glitter on the inner corners), Etude House Proof
10 in Proof Black, Sguard Rock On Mascara~ Black
Lips: MAC lipstick Frost in Angel (which I think
is a little too bubblegum pink for me, reminds me
of Nicky Minaj... ehehe!)

Thanks, everyone, for staying in tuned! ^0^

Button-Bustin' Entry


Been feeling pretty blue since yesterday...  when the button of my jeans popped out...  *sigh*

I haven't gone running, yes...  And I feel like a hundred pounds heavier and my love handles are constantly handling me, alright.  It's been 3 weeks!  I'd hate to offer excuses so I'll just give my reasons :D

1)  Got sick... It was easier to eat than jog.
2)  Soooooooooo busy when mi madre left...  Again in times like these, it's easier to eat than jog.

Thank God, my Ma is back and I can exercise with her :)  So, tomorrow is a new day and a fresh commitment!  ^0^  It's time to fight on!

Other things I'll commit to doing:

  1. Getting a haircut and a color
  2. Blog
  3. Finish my novels
  4. Blog giveaway (I'm so sorry, it's long past due... >.<  My distributor friend had been so busy so the orders are taking a while to come!  D:  Sorry again!)
  5. Enjoy life!

It's nearly summer vacation, anyway!  That feels "OH-SOME!"  Love my job, but every inch of my being is screaming for summer!

A tutorial and/or review, tomorrow?

By the way, here are the evidences! T^T

Home Cooking
Bean sprout 반찬.

Yup!  I can make a mean 김치찌개 (kimchee jjigae) :)

삼겹살 (samgyeopsal)
Grilled pork belly

Inviting ambience at Infusion, a coffeeshop in

Blooming tea ^_^  It's really neat!

Finished product.  It's called "Falling
Water."  Do you see the cascading flower?

"Joshua" vegetarian crepe

Matcha cupcakes ^_^

 Von's Chicken
Golden chicken: spicy sweet and crisp on the
outside, flavorful in the inside.  Great stuff!  :9

If you can read that quote, it's an Asian stationery
classic! :D

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Because I know you

The world is a better place because I know you!

To the most beautiful woman I've known!  And the kind of person I hope to be:

always prayerful
always loving 
always kind
always patient
always brave
always hopeful
always passionate

I thank the Lord from the very depths of my heart for you and all that you've taught me: 

to trust in the Lord
to believe in the power of prayer
to believe in miracles
to have goals
to reach for dreams
to love and care for the poor and the sick
to know what I am worth

I love you, Ma, with all my heart! ♥♥♥
"The Lord bless thee, and keep thee:  The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:  The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace." (Numbers 6:24-26)

Happy Mother's Day! ♥

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

☀Summer Outfit☀

It's positively SUMMER!

And the Guam heat has been quite oppressive.  And although I don't often wear shorts, it's become a need.  Here's my fashion idea for these coming summery days! ^^

Shirt and shorts from Esprit de Corps.  Moccasins
from Nine West.
Tip: You don't have to pay a pretty penny for
brand names.  Chance up on a sale!  Oftentimes,
I'd rather own brand name clothes because the fabric
and stitching are better and more durable.

Necklace from Macy's on sale for less than $10!

Easy nail design to match my outfit!  I'll have a quick tutorial
for you guys one of these days.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Sguard Rock On Mascara Japan~Black


Yes, I am still alive and kickin'.  I haven't been blogging for a while because it's been crazy busy with my personal life- having to do more chores and attending to a bunch of things such as correcting a silly mistake on my taxes.  Hahaha!  Crazy story behind that!

So, yes!  My absence has been as painful to me as it has been to you.  XP  (ahem! just kidding!) 

While I was gone, I've also been prepping to review items.  I've finally received my package from Shoppingholics last week, and the company has been so sweet and generous with their freebies.  It's been a great shopping experience.  If you don't already know them, please check 'em out!  (Click on the sidebar.)  They ship internationally, too. ^^♥♥♥

From left to right: Geo Princess Mimi in Apple Green, Dolly Wink False
Eyelashes No. 4 Feminine Style, G&G Shinny in Aqua, Sguard Rock On
Mascara Japan~Black, freebies ^^ 


Review time!

Sguard Rock On Mascara Japan~Black

This mascara was developed by Japanese fashion model Aya Hoshi, keeping in focus formula adhesion and the brush.  

Its PROMISE: "The strong adhesion helps your eyelashes look glamorous, rich volume, natural, and long lasting; the effect is just like wearing fake eyelashes! ...Curling, lengthening, long-lasting, and extra volume! You can find them all in one!"1 

Ease of Removal: 5/5  Easy to remove with warm water or make-up remover; it won't tug on your eyelids.
Lengthening: 5/5  To the skies, baby!  :D 
Volume: 3/5  UPDATE It does add volume, making your lashes appear fuller but still not significantly.
Staying Power: 5/5  It's long-lasting, alright!  Just as promised.
Waterproof: 5/5  Cried and no panda-eyes ☂
Brush: 5/5   Separates lashes- preventing clumps, reaches tight corners.

Other concerns:  Build-ability of the formula needs time and patience but when you're able to achieve it the results are pretty good; pricey for such a small amount ($19.50 for less than 5 mL).  I like it, but at that price for that amount, I hope to find a more reasonable deal.

Notice the fibers.
(Click on the image to zoom)

Makes my sparse lashes long, but not rich and full.

With G&G Shinny Aqua (also known as Puffy 3 Tone

With my Geo Mimi Cafe in Macchiato Brown

Learning from another blogger, you can use the longer bristles for length and the shorter bristles for volume by applying side-to-side.  In this manner, you can have BOTH length and volume! ^_^