Thursday, December 24, 2009

What recession?

So this whole month of December should be renamed as: Shopping Month.
I haven't shopped like this in YEARS! I've shopped for clothes, accessories, shoes, makeup, gifts, all through out the month. It's crazy!
First off, I've bought quite a number of apparel. Two new outerwear pieces, three tops, two new pants, two new shoes, and a number of accessories. And I still have a few left to buy from my wishlist O___O; [like leggings/tights and winter appropriate dresses].

Next, I bought my first [two] pairs of circle lenses, which I've been wanting to buy since summer of '06. I wrote a review before this post. Then other miscellaneous stuff here and there.

And then! I JUST bought stuff online ><;
First time buying BB creams. And Everyday mineral foundation in the full-size pans [plus their famous flat-top brush] and finally, I bought something from Ebay for the first time.
This month should also be named as: First-time month.

Sigh. Looking back to it... it really scares me that my family and I spent THAT MUCH this month. It's like, we're not even scared we're in a recession right now x__x;
And I STILL have to buy a new laptop. I mean, I need one this time. I've had mine for five years now, and when I bought it--it was already 2 years old.

I hope we don't get punished afterwards...

OMG!! finally...

After YEARS of consideration, I FINALLY bought my first pair of circle lenses [well I bought TWO pairs acutally]. I've known about them, ever since the whole ulzzang (sp?) craze started in Myspace. I've been intrigued by such a thing lol. After months of research and craploads of reviews on youtube and sites here at Blogspot, I finally got the courage to purchase them from PINKYPARADISE. If the link doesn't work, just google it and it'll show up. I was lucky to buy them during December, since they were having a promo: that every pair of lenses I bought, I in turn get a free lense case [which regularly costs around $3-4 if you purchase it separately]. Luckyyy~! They're so cute too! Animal cases that ranges from bears to fishies and they come in different colors too! I was hoping for a pink piggy and a green froggy, but I got a grey (or was it brown?) hippo and a purple elephant... which is okay. Better than nothing, right? :)

I chose to buy from them after reading and watching a ton of reviews online. I'm VERY PLEASED! I paid for express shipping which cost me $18.00 [which ships from 3-5 days]. Regular shipping is around $6.00 and takes 7-21 days. I couldn't wait that long so I paid quite a few more... But it was worth it! It came in just four days! Considering they're based from Malaysia. I ordered my circle lenses on 12/12, they shipped it on the 14th and I got them on the 16th! :) They have a wide variety of brands and different kinds of circle lenses. Most online sellers only supply GEO lenses. But this site has an impressive inventory. Most lenses are about $20. Some go up to around $25-30. But over all, their prices can't be beat. Other websites that provide a wide range of brands can cost twice the price ><; One main reason why I loved this site, is not only do they have a wide range of circle lenses, they also have the option to sell prescription which doesn't happen often.

I bought: G&G BT01 in Black with -5.50 prescription on both eyes.
[Sorry if my picture quality is bad ><;]

Here's what it looks like when I'm wearing it lol
It really does give that "doll-eye" look. I had to experience it to really understand it lol.

Here's the second pair I bought: GEO Angel Grey, plano (0.00) or no prescription.

I bought the grey pair in plano so I can wear it with my glasses. I thought it would stand out and make me look scary, but that's not the case at all. It's very natural-looking and the color is subtle. My mom actually said the grey pair looks more natural than my black one =___=;

Overall, my experience with circle lenses has been a great one. It stung at first, maybe because I haven't worn contacts since summer. And Pinkyparadise was a great choice to buy from them. I'm definitely repurchasing from the same place :)

*None of the products above were "sponsored." I bought them with my MOTHER'S hard earned money ><; And my brilliant review on Pinkyparadise is based fully on their service and collection of products.

finally posting pics!

Yeah, i know it took a LONG time to follow up on posting the pics =___=;
oh well, here they are...

The moment I saw this i fell in love. But I was afraid it wouldn't look good on me =3=
After a long time of just letting my craving pass, I finally committed and bought at my local Sally's. I really love the color. I'd paint my walls with this if I can LOL

Friday, October 16, 2009


after months of speculating, I've finally bought "For Audrey" China Glaze nail polish.
I'll post pictures later <3

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

piinky poutt

So lately, I've been obsessing over pink lippies. There have been a plethora of Youtube gurus [mainly fafinettex3] showcasing adorable and inexpensive lipsticks in the sweet and doll-like pink hue.

Let's start off with NYX:
My faves are Thalia and
Strawberry Milk


Now onto Rimmel :]
Airy Fairy and Pink Champagne

And last would be Maybelline's new Color Sensational line:
in Pink Please

All feels very nice and smooth on the lips. I know to some of you, they all look the same [even I think so too] but I just can't resist these lippies. Most of the time I just alternate them each day for school. All of them look UH-MAY-ZING with the smokey eye. The warmer light pinks looks good with the purple-pink-frost smokey, while the nude-ier pinks looks best with the grey-black-silver smokey. With my skin tone, it doesn't look too drastic even if I wear it by itself and just mascara on. And all of them are around $5 each or less, so it's very affordable. [The Maybelline one was around $7-8, depending where you buy them] Others also count them as dupes for higher end lipsticks like MAC and Nars. Overall I'm pretty much satisfied with the quality of the colors and their staying power, well, as long as you don't keep drinking lol.

*I didn't post my own lipsticks because they're already used and wouldn't look too pretty to post.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

J9 where art thou?

SO i haven't blogged since january o___o;
sorry about that. being busy as a full time college student and all.
even took summer classes, so yeah didn't have time to blog about anything x__x
i'll try to blog more in here... try.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

bow oh oh oh

This top is more on the casual side
This is the whole masculine look, I was talking about
*sighs* I love plaid =]
I'd pair this with grey leggings and red flatsThese are just adorable
OMG! lace and bows
Only Blair Waldorf can rock this LOL

Monday, January 19, 2009

lust for red.

I love red shoes.
Whether it's those oh-so-gorgeous, lovely, peep-toe pumps or those cute polka-dotted mary janes.
Even the red converse chucks give me *squeegasms* when I pass by them at the mall.
I've always wanted my own pair, but never get the chance to do so.
It adds a pop of color with any outfit, whether its with jeans and a blazer or any cute dress you can pair it with.
These babies would look so chic and stunning paired with your favorite "little black dress."
It's a little bit pin up but still very romantic.

Here are some I've been dying to buy

Friday, January 16, 2009


So during the holiday season, my friend and I checked out the MAC store at Townsquare (Las Vegas). I came in looking for a good foundation-concealer combo when the MUA asked me, "Do you wear anything on your lips?" Here I was deciding whether or not she gave me the right shade of foundation, then suddenly asking me about my lips? So I replied "I'm only wearing lip balm right now." She gave me an incomprehensible look then walked toward the Lipglasses. She then put on this icy princess-pink shade on my lips and said, "Ah! If only I had your lips I'd rock lipsticks and lip glosses all the time!" I did not take this as a compliment thus, not thanking her in return in time to acknowledge whatever she meant by that.

After I got home, I then tried to look at my reflection and focus on my lips. (BTW, I did not purchase her recommended foundation since it did NOT match my shade at all) I guess they're "plump" enough, round and full enough to be considered "cute lips" but I was never a fan of lipstick since it always overwhelms my face. If I were to wear those ruby red lipsticks, I would look like a clown (in my opinion).

But then it got me thinking... I should at least put some color into them and not let them look so drab and dull. I mean, every time I put makeup on, I always leave my lips bare. Just lip balm and a clear shiny lipgloss and I'm good to go. So I finally made my decision to give lipsticks and tinted lip glosses a try. I looked around and found beautiful shades that I'm actually very interested in... and eventually started to "crave" them!

NYX round lipsticks look pretty basic but has a beautiful wide variety of colors =]

that's just 6 out of .. gosh like 50? shades to choose from.

They also have their Black Label lipsticks
and their Diamond Sparkle lipsticks

I happen to "crave" these lippies because somehow they remind me of MAC in a way, but of course the quality of MAC products are incomparable. These are good enough cheaper alternatives (from $3.50-$7).

And for lip glosses? I've got my eyes on these yummy Jelly Balms by L'Oreal's H.I.P. for quite a while now.

(I heard that they're good dupes for MAC's Tendertones, which are discontinued)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Casual Wear;;

saturday hangout
saturday hangout by J9xstarrr

This would be another outfit I'd coordinated using Polyvore.
That site is addicting, I love putting together an outfit.
I really love black&white and grey, but I added some color into this with my two faves: purple and red; two very "rich" colors.
I named this "Saturday Hangout" since its a casual and fun look, don't you agree?


glam.grunge.girly by J9xstarrr

So that's what I basically end up with playing around Polyvore.
Since Prom season is in about two months or so, I got an idea to coordinate three different styles for an outfit.
My favorite is actually the "grunge" one, though its more of an Avril "punk" to be honest xD

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Style Crush <3

Blair Waldorf, my preppy fashion Goddess.
Queen B is my ultimate style crush! I've never admired someone for their style, attitude and beauty like her.
Blair might be a "b-word" but come on, you can't NOT love Leighton Meester's character in Gossip Girl.
Even though her style is general "preppy," she still has variety. From wearing neutrals to adding pops of color and even wearing colorful, bold prints she can still rock it =]
She has high-class style from head to toe. From her adorable head bands, preppy blazers, colorful, bright leggings, to her impeccable shoes; Blair Waldorf's style is flawless and tres chic!

To be honest, I would not be a fan of Gossip Girl if it weren't for the clothes.
Sure the whole Dan and Serena drama is full of suspense, Lily and Rufus are clearly still in love with each other,
Little J's character is getting more interesting since she hooked up with Nate, and I've always known that Blair and Chuck would fall for each other... but without the beautiful, gorgeous wardrobe in this show it would just be another teen drama on TV.

I'll admit that Blair isn't the only one that looks good in the show, every character has their own unique style.
Serena: urban, grungy, boho-chic, boob flattering (that's a nice way to put it, since she's always showing off her.. assets), a mirror opposite of Blair's.
Jenny: uhmm.. well her "personal" style didn't really come out until season 2 with the whole Jenny-wants-to-be-a-fashion-designer rebellious stage. Now she's more rock n' roll meets upper-east side princess, which is cute, I mean she still IS 15 yrs. old.
Vanessa: I honestly don't understand her style, sorry =___=
But I'll admit, it's admirable. In my opinion its more.. street fashion since she is from Brooklyn.

Now the boys,
Chuck: Is pretty much the male Blair. High end blazers, scarves, coats, pretty self-explanatory.
"Lonely Boy" Dan: Uhmm.. yet again, just like his sister Jenny, his style isn't really definitive. He pretty much sticks with the standard school uniform and not "jazz" it up like Chuck would do. He's pretty casual when going out, but still chic (I mean he's not a sweatshirt-and-jeans kinda guy). He still wears a khaki jacket and sometimes add a scarf in there, but he's pretty basic. He pulls the "college guy" look.
Nate: He's so cute. He pulls off more of a jock look. Those preppy upper east side "athletic" look. He'd wear a sweater cardigan and a button down shirt underneath or a polo shirt and some slacks. Fits his character.

I just love watching Gossip Girl. 87% of the time I just watch what they're wearing, I even have to rewind it again to know whats going on since I'm too distracted looking at their wardrobe instead of really watching the show LOL

I definitely have a major fashion crush on Blair Waldorf. Isn't she just stunning?

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

fredflare is my new BFF !!

[haha. the hamburger phone from Juno]


[*gasp!* Holly Golightly sleep mask?!]

[boho-chic peacock feather bangle]

[i heart zebra !!]
[lovely rose rings]

[*swoon* heart-shaped glasses. classic <3]

I express TOO much love for
I stumbled upon it one day and ever since then, I can't get enough of this site.
It's so.. retro, it's fabulous!
They also have apparel for both men and women, shoes, some makeup... and a lot of random cute things.
I just want to *glomps* who ever owns that site.

I've found and been on other similar sites, more focusing on clothes and shoes.
I guess I'm into wacky, fun, stuff like these =]

First Crave;;

[Sony] VAIO CS series in Cosmopolitan Pink

Arghh!! I'm sooo in love with this laptop. I've been oogling it for months now.
I just love how cute and yummy it looks, yet still very sleek and sophisticated.
I also like the white one, but this is such a charmer.
I just love to imagine myself flaunting this adorable (yet VERY functional) accessory.