Sunday, May 30, 2010

Product Review: Eye Rockz Mineral Eyeshadows

Here are the color swatches......
Top (left to right): Lemonade, Orange Sparks, Sunshine, Pinkalicious, Glamorous
Bottom (left to right): Mysteriously Blue, Green Love, Seductive, Wham!, Nightmare

Natural light

Flash Light

I am wearing Orange sparks on the inner corner, green love on the outer corner, and Sunshine on the lower lashline... They are really pigmented when you apply on top of a base or apply them wet. All the colors have a nice sheen to them, not chunky shimmers or glitters.

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I am wearing the World Series 3 toned Lens in Grey
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And of course it wouldn't be a legit post w/o camera whoring.... ready???

And of course.... can't forget a picture of my cutest little girl Diamond. Muah!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

NOTD: OPI Do You Lilac it?

Decided to remove China Glaze Peri-Wink-le today since it started chipping..... China Glaze nail polish tend to chip away on the 4th day... and the edges of the nail polish tends to fade off almost on the 3rd day....

This is actually my first time trying OPI nail polishes. I can see where the hype come from. First of all, the formula is smooth, opaque, and easy to apply. The brush is sterdy and relatively thick, which makes the application so so much easier. It only took me two coats to get to the color intensity in the bottle. It dries really fast, and leaves a shiny glossy finish. And above all, it doesn't feel "heavy" on the nails, whereas China Glaze nail polishes often require 3 coats and can feel thick and glued onto the nails.

That being said..... I still don't think OPI should sell their nail polish at $9/bottle....... It's just too expensive for some of us to afford.... especially for people who have nail polish addictions and just want to collect them all.

Anyways... Do you lilac it? is a medium shade of purple color. It's very true to how it appears in the bottle. However, for some reason, I think it's almost more of a red purple than the cool toned purple I like. Maybe it's because of my yellow undertone that makes this nail polish appear more red? I don't know.... still a pretty color though, just too red toned for my taste.

Under the light... (please ignore the nail polish on the cuticles..... I'm still pretty clumsy at applying nail polishes even with a good brush)

W/ flash light...

Cam-whoring.... w/ my manly fingers... (that sounds very weird....)

Okie.... I'm really liking OPI nail polishes right now... hoping to buy more soon... =)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

China Glaze: Secret Peri-Wink-le

This was one of the 8 nail polishes that I got from Decided to try this one first because it's such a unique color in the bottle. Based on the only China Glaze nail polish that I own previously (For Audrey), I'm really not too fond of how it looks so thick and gloopy on my nails.

Secret Peri-Wink-le is supposedly a periwinkle color (which I didn't really know is a flower until I googled it). If you ask me, I would say it's a intense ceil blue color (for those of you who are familiar w/ scrub colors). It's a creamy blueish color with slight hint of lavender.

First coat was kinda streaky, so I applied a second coat. But the color was still not quite as intense as how it appears in the bottle. Third coat made it more even, but it took forever to dry..... And knowing me, I just don't have the patience to leave my fingernails alone. So some nails got horrible dents, other ones have fingerprints on them..... o___O The color is gorgeous, but on my nail, it looks horrible as usual.....

But I'm new to nail polishes, what do I care..... Maybe it would be worthwhile to invest in a Seche Vite fast drying top coat.

Here is the swatch of the color on the relatively less messed up hand....

w/o flash

w/ flash

A little background about my nails, which I'm still a little self-conscious most of the time. I have really short nail beds to start with... and they are really soft..... I bit my nails till I was like 12 yrs old..... My mom always thought it was a nutrition deficiency kind of thing.... like how sometimes chicken peck at their own eggs to get calcium? So my mom would smack my hand everytime she saw me doing it.... But I think it was more of a habbit/stress behavior? I don't even know...

Then around teenager years, everyone else started painting their nails all colorful, and I realized that my nails were so ugly to a point I can't even bear looking at them.... So I told myself since I wasn't born with girly pretty nails, if I keep on biting them, they'll always stay short and stubby. It took me a while to quit the habbit, but I stopped biting completely around high school.

I'm still really new to nails..... since I'm a really low-maintenance kind of girl =P... As you can see, they are still really short and not girly at all ..... But I'm content..... I think as long as your nails are clean and uniform, they really can't be that bad. I think cream colors and darker colors actually look really good on shorter nails IMO.

Anyways.... For the last few days, Diamond has a kinked eyebrow. It's almost broken, but still hanging on tight and leaning to the other side..... I resisted for a long time, but I finally decided to trim it because I got really tired of trying to "correct" it everytime I pet Diamond. haha.....

Anyways... Back to studying.... Good luck with finals!!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

April Favorites

I have lots and lots of tests and projects due in the next two weeks. And what do I do to destress? Put on makeup and take pictures. haha...... I wasn't bored, I was stressed!!!

And of course what post would it be without a picture of Diamond?

Trying to be all emo.....

Diamond succumbed to my bad breath?

Nah...she's just enjoying me nibbling her ears. =D

No animal was injured while taking these pictures. No, I do not eat cats.

Some people left very rude comments on my youtube channels saying all Chinese eat dogs.... It's quite funny how little people know about other cultures, yet they bash the entire population like there's no tomorrow..... some Chinese may eat dogs, but certainly not all, and definitely not me.

I don't take out astronomical amt of loans to be in vet school so that I can eat my clients' dogs and cats...... Hmm... what a brilliant idea!!!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Doing something for a good cause, one search at a time...

I'm not sure how many of you know about this, but I accidentally came across a website called GoodSearch

GoodSearch: You Search...We Give!

I'm installing the toolbar as I'm typing down this blog entry right now, so not sure how good the search engine is.... (Update: it's powered by Yahoo), but you get to select for a organization you want to support and everytime you search in their search box, you are raising money for that organization. You can also search for online shopping coupoon codes and such. Everytime you do online shopping, a percentage of what you paid goes to the organization as well.

It's such a cool way to donate money to an organization without even realizing it. I search stuff on a regular basis.... like 489,20,290 times a day.... So why not do something good when I'm just doing my daily routine. So I just had to jump on the idea.

Guess who I'm donating to? The humane society that I used to work at!!!! I was so pleasantly surprised that they were on the list. So I'm totally rooting for any animal related non-profit organization!!!!

So check out that website and do something good while you search. =)