Dec 26, 2008

Quickie Mini Contest!

Andy’s doll, a lovesick doll--

She drinks glasses of attention from Andy, the one she will love longer than forever even when forever runs out. She gains her confidence from the sweet words he speaks, and smiles till her cheeks hurt and even continues to smile after that. He exposes her to new things like snowboarding and going to J-rock concerts; she’s a girly girl. He strums melodies while she sings, something she rarely does around others. She’s a lovesick doll who wishes that this would last her her whole life to come. She doesn’t care if others say they’re young; they love each other to death and she would rather die than live a minute without her Andy.

Yes, as you can see this is my entry for Diana's Quickie Mini Contest :] andddd it's all about how lovesick i am for ANDYYYY ;D

Dec 21, 2008

i'm back!

I'm back from the snow and as you ladies know I purchased my snowboard that I finally got to use!! I want to go back up to Big Bear and play in the SOFT snow due to the two storms we had at the beginning of the past week. I'm so bummed that I missed the second pow wow but since pink is moving to cali soon, i know there will be many pow wows to come. I WILL meet you ladies soon!

anyways...on to the pictures :]

this is...andy's board and then my board :] he likes loud images hence...graphic designer and i like..well..simple black and pink :]

us before boarding :] we have matching Eskimo hats :D

yes...i wore this while boarding so i could protect my skin from the sun!! my friend was can't even tell if you're a girl or a boy..OH WELL! i didn't get burned or tanned and...i love it :] plus, the bandanna kept my face warm once the temperatures started to drop!

he likes to have white skin too so we basically look the same all covered up :p

me and my girlie! it was her first time but she handled it like a pro :]

us at a pee stop. there was tons of traffic! look at the snow behind us! ;D

this was the view going up to big bear. beautiful!! i miss it so much...i can't wait to go back :] i want to go to mammoth!

well...there you have snowboarding adventure! i hope you ladies had a wonderful time at the pow wow! i'll try to go next time :[

Dec 15, 2008

bobbi brown makeup manual

since i work at a book store, i was perusing the aisles and saw this hardcore bobbi brown makeup manual book. it has great pictures and the content is for new and advanced makeup lovers like us! she talks about anything from essential brushes, tools, prepping, foundation, lips, eyes, all the way to how to get into the makeup business and possibly start your own line. i found this book incredibly intriguing and thought you gals would like a little taste of what was inside :]

*click pictures for a close up :]

the colors look dull here because my lighting sucks :[ but in person the colors are lively and vibrant!

face chart!

the book without the jacket :]

makeup product shelf life info.

they even show some pro looks, there's more but geisha..ahh! ;D

sorry for the big shadow...but she talks about how to apply lashes and whatnot too.

so i thought this book covered everything from basic to complex. she even shows how to match colors for different skin types and ethnicities...she even included some tips for girls that are mixed and how to incorporate looks that would suit them! love love love :]

it's a great book and it's something to add to your christmas list. it only comes in hardcover since it's pretty new, but i believe you can get it at barnes and noble for about $22 [you save 20% if you're a b&n member!], and maybe $21 on amazon. i love her how to on under eye makeup. it's great :] comes with how to pictures as well :]

Dec 13, 2008

mag haul

so i said i would post my mag haul from lil tokyo in downtown la...sorry i've lagged but this past week was just finals for me...focus on finals meant lots of fun and play time for a whole month until school starts again.'s the three mags i got. the other ones didn't phase me too much...i mainly got these ones for the little bags they came with :p

i usually only get cancam, vivi, ray, or egg. egg didn't have any fun hootchie mama looks though [and the hootchie mamas in japan are just...not anything like our hootchies in socal :p they do it with class :p]

and on the other side it has the little pocket to put the packet of tissues! how cute!

and this magazine store is great...they don't try to rip you off like the other japanese markets. these magazines only cost around $10 and if it's in the old issue [which one of the mags i got IS], they sell them for a cheaper prize. i don't mind looking at last month's issue! ;D

and so here's the total :]

what a steal huh! :]

and i'm so so sad! i didn't even get to enter diana's contest! i had work all night last night and totally forgot to enter :[ i can't wait to see the other entries though :]

and i'm super bummed that i won't be going to pink's pow wow AGAIN! i'll be snowboarding in big bear for the weekend :p pictures of that will be up of course when i get back :]

and i saw ms. tia at b&n while i was working! we waved but i couldn't even talk to her because i was ringing up some slow person booo :[

Dec 8, 2008


i've been tagged by be happy!
A.)Answer the following questions using only one word.
B.)Pass this on to 7 people...

  1. ms. tia
  2. diana nguyen
  3. pink
  4. irodori
  5. tao
  6. fafinettex3
  7. phi

1. Where is your cell phone?
on the kitchen counter
2. Where is your significant other? working
3. Your hair color? brown
4. Your mother? home
5. Your father? business trip
6. Your favorite thing? our puppy
7. Your dream last night? don't remember
8. Your dream/goal? successful businesswoman
9. The room you're in? mine
10. Your hobby? reading
11. Your fear? needles
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? with andy together till enternity
13. Where were you last night? studying in my room
14. What you're not? blunt
15. One of your wish-list items? Dead Until Dark [Southern Vampire Series] box-set..yes i'm a nerd, but have you watched the hbo series?!
16. Where you grew up? so. cal.
17. The last thing you did? make tiramisu :]
18. What are you wearing? andy's jacket
19. Your TV? in the living room, on
20. Your pet? sleeping on the couch with my sister
21. Your computer? on all the time
22. Your mood? missing andy
23. Missing someone? uhh yes...andy!
24. Your car? WAS champagne until it got totaled since someone hit and run me...and since daddy is on a business trip, im driving i get a new car when he gets back :] or i get his [which is nice] and he gets a new one go figure.
25. Something you're not wearing? black eyeliner
26. Favorite store? target
27. Your summer? too fast
28. Love someone? yes :]
29. Your favorite color? red, pink, white, black in that order...i have a lot of favorites :]
30. When is the last time you laughed? when i was making the tiramisu with my sister
31. Last time you cried? maybe last week..
32. Are you a bitch? nope
33. Favorite Position? oh wouldn't you like to know
34. Favorite Past Time? watching movies with baby
35. Are you a hater or a lover? love love loveeee

Dec 6, 2008

late thanksgiving

[i like how nice and white my face looks here!~]

so this is the look i wore for thanksgiving...heh...yes i know i am late, but i am so lazy/trying to studying for finals blahh. andy and i went to eat lunch with some so. cal. girls should be familiar with guppies...if so! their brick toast is to die for!

my lips are nice and glossy red thanks to missha moisture lipstick in RD301. it's this fairly new/cheap korean brand [found in rowland heights, their diamond plaza]...they're nose peels are GREATTT! they actually get in the corners and grab all those little white things out :] but what i love about this lippie is that it actually conditions your lips and the color stay is pretty good for $1...yes...$1...that's because i got it when they had their grand opening sale for the month...not sure how much it is now though.

the cheeks have milani's luminous blush [i've been using this a lot!!] and mac's msf in light flush. love love love light flush...i'm addicted thanks to

and the eyes...oh the eyes...nyx yellow pearl from their gold trio [inner corner], and simply l'oreal HIP metallic duo in gunmetal. i used the green on the right for the outter corner and the green on the left for the crease. and of course mac sunday best as my highlight. blend blend and voila! and of course mac blacktrack fluidline and cg lashblast. it's amazing how nice lashes can look if you actually take the time to curl and coat them...i like fake lashes but i'm just lazy to wear them all the time >.<>

i wish all of my pictures look like this...since my boyfriend is the photographer, his camera is a lot more nicer [and expensive], and the quality of the pictures..oh how my heart swoons! if you're reading this, babies i love you and thanks for taking pictures of me :] and that's all! i shall update you gals on my snowboard pictures and my recent japanese mag haul since i went to lil tokyo for lunch friday afternoon :]

i tried...

so i tried to recreate a look similar to fuz's mm look. i have the same palette [that i got from aya!!] yeeeep. it came out quite nice but the dumb pictures...UGHH! the look so washed out and it looks like i'm wearing nothing :[

i like how my cheek color and lips came out though :] i used..i think milani's luminous on my cheeks and...HIP jelly pot in delectable [ i love these but i hate dipping my fingers in them grrr!]

ughh stupid looked ok on the screen but then on my computer screen it looks washed out. but i did use the green on the top lid and i used the dark blue on my lower lashline with black kohl liner. oh well...i have better pictures of this green/gold look i did. that's to come soon :]

Dec 5, 2008

lolita loot!

yay!! so i finally found my camera so i could post my wonderful prize swag from the lovely ms. tia and i must say...she's so generous! i already flew through the book and found some great tips for the girl on the go. love love love! here's a couple of pix i'd like to share :]

cute packaging!!

the goods!! i haven't even got to play with everything yet...stupid finals!!

and i leave you gals with one of my favorite cue pictures of andy and me aka "amandy" HEHE! get it...amanda + andy <33>

p.s. i got my snowboard!! WHEE!! i'll post pictures on that later :]
and i have a look to post...the colors look washed out though...i used my MM palette, the same one that fuz has rarr

Nov 27, 2008

more purples

okay gals, obviously purples are my favorite to play with and that's a good thing because i have TONS of purples to play with! my lighting is a bit off but ehh...close enough! i don't care if my eyes and lips have two bold colors. i have thin lips and small eyes and so...they need to stand out! plus, i wear my nerdy purple escada glasses to class and wearing glasses hides your eyes more! anyways...on with the look. enjoy!

i have my usual maybelline mineral powder on and power blush in gentle pink [why my neck looks weird in the picture...i have no idea!!]

primed with NYX jumbo pencil in oyster
urban decay grifter all over lower half of lid
ud flash on outter corner
ud last call on outter v
mac sunday best as highlight [ i love this color as a highlight even though it's a very light pink]
stupid lashblast that doesn't work for me
mac blacktrack fluidline

[yes i love me my urban decay shadows]

on my lips i have mac viva glam I and elf ruby kiss [or something...that dual gloss]

ANDDDD my small sephora haul. as i said...i'm trying to save for my snowboard!!

the goods: some samples...a perfume, a cologne for my babies, and anastasia brow stuff [i have yet to try this because i love me my NYC brow pencil]. roll on stella by stella mccartney. she smells GOOOOOD! i love it because it's so convenient to carry in the pursie. andddd!!!

the dior holiday palette. this is my VERY FIRST DIOR PALETTE!! and i'm in loveeeeee!!! i think i'm just getting irritated by the glitteryness of the ud shadows that it's not spring/summer...i'm trying to stay away from the more flashy colors anyways. i love these dior shadows though...their so soft and the colors are amazingggg!! i WAS going to indulge in the urban decay box of shadows but...i'm over the glitter for now.

aren't the colors preeeeeety?!?! love these colors!! ;D

well...sorry for the lack of updates ladies but i promise...after these next couple of weeks [after finals and such] i will blog more more more!! i will do some more looks with all my makeup that i barely play with and...YEEEEP!! i still have yet to post my prize swag from the lolita contest. eek!

p.s. happy gobble gobble day and don't go too crazy shopping for black friday sales. be safe!

[Wo-wo in our bucket of candy from halloween HEHEHE!]

Nov 21, 2008

hello kitty for mac!!

oh my lovelies!! i'm sure you all have seen the articles and the two pictures of the hello kitty for mac collection, so i won't repost any of that. i love love love hello kitty and you know i am going to snag a few tokens of love from this collection for sure!!

but i need to save money!!! so...i've made a deal with makeup for a lonnnnng time [with the hello kitty mac collection as an exception, my boyfriend also agrees] because i am going to SKIDAZZLE!!!! It's a snow sport convention where they sell winter snow gear for CHEAP because it's last season...but gosh...i am going to get my very own snowboard and who knows what else :p That will be a very big haul, hence why i will be skipping on beauty products for a while. Good thing my birthday is in February!! Hrm...just in time for the Hello Kitty collection ;] ;]

anywho...i'm off to work so i can save up for the things i want to buy :p

i will post my prize swag from the lolita contest [yay!! third place!! congratts to the other two lovely ladies! fuz you're so cute!] and...a couple of pictures from my very oh so small sephora haul. yep!

Nov 19, 2008


so i finally got around to playing with my urban decay sustainable box from the contest i won earlier from abby. the colors are amazing [as always from ud], but the only thing i highly dislike is the glitter fallout. i had to use tape to get it off my skin and still...the glitter was everywhere. for some reason the glitter gets everywhere for these colors and we all know that ud has eyeshadow boxes that come with some glittery colors, but for some reason the glitter fallout is just really bad on this box. maybe it's just mine... but anyways!! here's a look i did with the browns :]

On my eyes I have [all from the sustainable box unless noted]:
Half Baked inner corner and half of lower lid
Midnight Cowboy Rides Again in crease
Twice Baked on outter corner and lower lash line
MAC Sunday Best as highlight
Motive Gel Liner in Little Black Dress
CG Last Blast

I have yet to play with the other colors, but those will be coming up soon!!

P.S. I will share my prize swag I got from Ms. Tia for the Gothic Lolita contest that I entered with my boyfriend, Andy. :D


Nov 14, 2008

fuz contest--outfits

I used a pair of dark blue skinny jeans, a simple thin white tank top [the back has an intricate design, too bad we can't see it in the outfits >.<], a cardigan, a blazer, and a pair of black shorts.

The first outfit: skinny jeans, tank top, and cardigan accessorized with a pair of black chunky heeled boots that scrunch and a black velor Juicy Couture bag. I would wear something like this on a regular basis since it is getting cold out. The boots keep my legs warm and the I think the large bag gives the outfit a nice touch.

The second: black shorts, white tank top under the cardigan and the blazer on top with sleeves folded up. I accessorized the outfit with over the knee black socks that have a design, black Charles David heels [they add about 2.75-3 inches in height but these heels are the most comfortable heels I have ever worn!! I lasted through a Justin Timberlake screaming and jumping around most of the time and my feet did not hurt at all at the end of the night! I got these for $70 when they are originally priced at $149!! Such a steal!]. I'm holding a silver Juicy Couture clutch. This outfit is something I would wear to go out with my boyfriend and our friends at a restaurant. If I wore black tights instead, I would wear this outfit to an office job or something.

The third: black shorts and tank top accessorized with matching fcuk scarf and knit hat, black shiny patent leather belt, patent leather betsey johnson bag, black over the knee socks and black flat over the knee boots that can scunch down. This is another casual outfit that I would probably wear to go shopping or have lunch with a girlfriend. Something simple yet played up with accessories.

I like to mix and match my clothes. I'll wear some expensive brands and also the bargain brands depending on what the pieces are. If they're a pair of jeans...I need to spend a little more money just because jeans are horrible to fit on me!! Before, I had chunky thighs because I played badminton in high school, but now I've slimmed down a lot and lost that muscle so now I can't even find adult jeans to wear!! Those R&R jeans don't fit and neither do 7 for all mankind...UGH!! I'm short and thin and it's just really hard :[ On top of that, I just lost even more weight because of my fairly new job arg!! There is a lot of walking involved at B&N believe it or not!

Along with my accessories, I like to spend a good amount of money on my dad got me the Betsey Johnson bag and the FCUK scarf and matching hat [he's in retail and always knows what is going to come out as the new big trends for the season so especially in high school, I was the "walking billboard" HAH! I love my friends!]. I loveee Juicy Couture!! I have three purses and a clutch [which two of my really great friends got me as a birthday present]. I have those fashion forward bags too that I get for a great deal at Forever21 too!! I told you guys I like to mix and match!! :]

Nov 12, 2008

dry skin

It is getting chilly again!! Yes, SoCal is late on the chilly weather...but my skin is definitely feeling it! My face is dry after I wash it, so every night before I sleep, I throw some thick Nivea Cream on my face. The great thing about this stuff, is that I only have to put it on before I sleep maybe two nights in a row and my skin is back to its normal dry patches or anything! It does leave my skin a bit greasy, but it sets in and I don't break out from it or anything. This stuff is gooooood.

Before I put on my makeup I use Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion. I've been using the stuff for the past two years or so and I love it! I even have the mini to carry in my purse :]

Nov 9, 2008


I woke up late for my first class last week and so I thought since I was already late...I might as well take my sweet time to do a look and take some pictures heh :p I really don't remember what I used exactly...I know I used my Urban Decay Ammo Box and the Deluxe Box. I have the Sustainable Box now too thanks to Abby!

On my lips I have NYX round lippie in Tea Rose with Clinique Air Kiss Gloss on top :]

I really don't like my CG just doesn't do it for me. I miss my Clinique mascara...I really want to try Rimmel's Glam Eyes just because the packaging is so cute with the pink crown and all. I WILL use up all of my Lashblast though just because I don't want to waste it :p

P.S. I'm wearing the earrings that Aya sent me! ^__^;;