16 December 2008

FOTD - A Darker Blue Look

Sorry it's another blue look! But when I was waking up this morning, I realized I've never used Shimmermoss and Blue Flame together. Well, I have, but not in this way.

What I used --
(All MAC unless specified)

Eyes -
Bare Study paint pot
Beigeing shadestick
Shimmermoss e/s
Cool Heat e/s
Blue Flame e/s
Stila Kitten & Wheat e/s
L'Oreal Lineur Intense liquid liner
Katie B powderliner
Katie B Faux Lashes mascara
Brow finisher in Wheat
Brow pencil in Spiked

Face -
Smashbox Photofinish Primer light
Dior TM in 2
Dior Skinflash in 2
Mineralized loose foundation in Medium
Mineralized blush in Nuance
MUFE HD Powder (!! love this stuff)


On another note, I FINALLY got my Silence and Noise Hooded Bomber Jacket from Urban Outfitters! I've been wanting it for a loong time, so when the bf had a 20% off coupon, I jumped on the chance to get it for Christmas. But they were sold out in medium!! So I ordered an xs, planning to exchange it later in-store for a medium, because the Irvine Spectrum store had like 4 mediums. Lo and behold, when I want to go exchange it, they have no more mediums! I called around the area for like 30-45 minutes, and found that the Rancho Cucamonga store had only two jackets left. Btw, while this was all going on, the store online is sold out and backordered until January 25th!! Anywho, I talked to a manager there and they helped me out and put it on hold overnight in the office. The bf and I drove up there on Sunday and picked it up! I was soo excited. Bad news is that there's a horrible rip on the arm hole......... damn. I'm sure my tailor can fix it right up. I didn't care much since you can't really tell, haha.

But I'm soooo in love! I hope you can see it in the pictures!

I'm a girl with a simple style, what can I say?? S & N bomber, grey Burberry scarf (it was freezing last night!), AA charcoal v-neck, Frankie B jeans (tapered and hemmed), some old Steve Madden pumps, and my white Gucci purse.

It's freezing here in California. I hope everyone is keeping warm!! Cuddling in bed is the best remedy, hehe. The bf is my personal heater.

P.S. I can't wait until SATURDAY! Pow Wow #2 (: WOO!

13 December 2008

2nd Video! My Blue Look.

My fabulous blue look I love doing so much! Here is my 2nd crack at doing a video tutorial! I slowed it down (just 2x), and I used a bigger font. Hopefully it's easier for people to read this time around. Let me know if you guys have anymore suggestions of comments!

What I used --
(All MAC unless specified)

Eyes -- Bare Study Paint Pot
Shimmermoss e/s
Nylon e/s
Blue Flame (LE) e/s
Stila Kitten e/s
Stila Wheat e/s
Katie B Powderliner
Brow Finisher in Wheat
L'Oreal Lineur Intense liquid eyeliner
Katie B Faux Lashes mascara

Face --
Smashbox Photofinish Primer Light
Dior TM in 2
Dior Skinlash concealer in 2
Mineralized Loose Foundation in Medium
Mineralized Blush in Nuance

Song - Coheed & Cambria - In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3

Btw, I'm wearing Circle Lenses on the tutorial and pictures.. one of my first pairs and I loove it. I've yet to do a review on these yet, but it's coming once I do FOTDs with each of my lenses.

Happy Weekend!

09 December 2008

I'm Back!

So, I know that I've been gone for a REALLY REALLY long time, but I'm seriously, honestly, and completely back! There are a handful of reasons why I've been soo MIA.

1. The stupid principal from my dad's private school (that I worked at) FIRED ME. Fucking fired ME! Stupid cunt. I was AM so pissed about it. The whole thing was bullshit! It all happened because my dad's restaurant was opening soon and they were training the waiters/bussers/hostesses/etc. for a whole week, so I attended everything because I don't want to be a busser forever. I didn't make it back to the school to work that whole week, and for some reason she misread my email updating her about what was happening. I specifically wrote, "I'm considering working at the restaurant full time pretty soon, but I will be working around my schedule here at the school for now." WHERE IN THE HELL DOES THAT SAY "I'M NOT COMING BACK"?!?!!? Yeah. I think she was just looking for an excuse to fire me. Bitch. Oh and while we were having our "conversation," she was being SO rude. Interrupting me when I had to explain to her what he COULDN'T. I had to raise my voice and I got pissed off. Also because in the MIDDLE of our 10 minute conversation, she tells me "Oh, we decided that Friday was your last day." (UHH, WTF. It's TUESDAY!) I don't know. I stormed out. And while I was walking out, she had the nerve to yell "Your father is here today. I will be talking to him." Fuck that. She threw his name at me again (it's not the first time!), like I'm scared shitless of him or something. Anyway, I went outside and vented for a bit and calmed down.. better that I didn't CUSS HER THE FUCK OUT, right? More professional? Ha.

Anyways. My point is that I stormed out of there and didn't go back until YESTERDAY to get all of my belongings. The day I left, I only grabbed my book, laptop, and like.. nothing, lol. I had my camera charger, card reader, and a crapload of other important stuff left there.. but now I have it! So pictures of FOTD and shit will be coming soon!!

2. I moved. Twice. It's pretty annoying. Well, one move doesn't really affect anything, but my most recent move did. My dad's family moved back into our "big house" on the 28th. He was so unorganized when it came to this move, that it was just FUBAR. Seriously. We packed up "immediate" stuff and had movers move that stuff over to the house.. then went back to the small house to pack up the rest of our shit.. and moved it last friday. And I still have shit there. UGH. Anyway. My point is that the internet is down at the old house since we moved, and they haven't figured out internet at the big house (where we moved into). We're waiting for a new fiber optics internet or something.. but we have to wait another TWO WEEKS. I'm dying.

3. My new room comes with a DESK! I'm so excited. I'll take pictures and post them up when I wipe my memory card, for sure. But I haven't had a desk for TWO YEARS. That's one of the main reasons why I didn't really do video tutorials. Now I do, though! Whee.

4. I have a new job. Since I got fired from the school, and only working part-time at the restaurant, I'm working for my dad's little marketing company. Woo. Another 9-5 job.. that means I get to make money finally! I hate being so broke. I pay for everything with the bf, and it's hard trying to pay off credit card bills ): Ugh. Oh well, anyway, there is internet here, so I'll be posting shit from here.. not home, until we have internet up there too.

I'm excited.

OH OH OH. I have really big news too. Well, it's REALLY big for me. My dad talked to me briefly last week and said that I have the option to move out with my brother after a couple months. I'm sooooooo excited!! This is really, my only chance to get out of my dad's house.. but get this! He's signing over my car to my name!!! That's huge. He was planning to sell mine and my brother's cars in January.

Okay, well, this entry was way longer than I had intended, but I know people don't really like reading (or at least I don't! haha) unless there's a picture or two.

Me on the way to night 3 of the Neverender.

I'll post again tomorrow, hopefully.

16 November 2008


Fires are really scary.

My family was evacuated from Diamond Bar. I'm staying at the boyfriend's in Fullerton/Placentia for the day, so we should be okay.. even though there were fires pretty close to his place yesterday.

Past fires have never really been this close to home, not even the ones in Irvine by my mom's house. The firestorm that's spreading to my houses in Diamond Bar is scary because of all the dry brush along both sides of the 57 freeway. I just hope that my family doesn't lose all that we have. My dad's a pretty bad man, but I don't think he deserves to lose our multi-million dollar home that we've been remodeling for almost 2 years. AND my car is at home..

From the reports, it doesn't seem like we'll be able to get home tonight.. so maybe no work tomorrow! haha. That's the one good thing.

And I know that jRose lives in Diamond Bar too. I really hope that you and your family are okay.

07 November 2008

My First VIdeo!!

Here is my first successful attempt at a video tutorial of a look. This is a video of a green look I did a couple weeks ago.

I'm open to critiques or advice because I want to make them better in the future! (: Just don't be rude.

Oh and I know that one eye looks bigger than the other. It might be either lighting.. or the fact that one has more green than the other. I didn't realize it until after I was done filming, ugh.. so I fixed it before I took pictures, lol. Well, I swear that I'll be more aware of it next time.

Here you go!

04 November 2008

Election Day.

Today is the absolute last day at 8 PM (for Cali readers) for your vote to COUNT!

Today is a monumental day.. and I can't wait to see Obama's name as the winner (: Although early polls have shown that Obama has taken the lead, he still needs EVERY VOTE out there.

Let's make a difference, people (:


I woke up earlier than I usually do just to vote today. I was lucky that my polling place was in my community! You gotta love living in The Country! (: hehe. It was literally less than a mile away, and I got in and out within a matter of 5 minutes. I double inked all of my choices to make sure they would be read. And they had this amazing machine that read the results for you right when you're done.. just to make sure there isn't any vote flipping or bullshit like that! I just hope that today's election doesn't end up rigged like '04.

Well. I'm not telling you to vote for Obama, obviously, but we all know we need change! Maybe McCain can bring it.. but so can Obama. People say that Obama is just feeding a bunch of rhetoric, but I believe that he really wants to make a change, and make it easier to live in America. Whoever you vote for today, just VOTE. But don't forget about your props (:


Btw. I'm not sure if it's entirely related to what I wrote earlier this morning, but I was really upset last night. I stumbled upon a documentary made back in 2004 about the families of fallen soldiers in Iraq. Those brave families read the last letters they received from their loved ones. It literally broke my heart. I had only heard of but not seen a documentary like this.. and it moved me so much. I literally cried for an hour and a half, sitting there watching this heartbreaking film about these families. Soldiers dying at 19, 20, 22.. even 34. These soldiers all had stories, families, and important things they left behind at home. It got me really upset and sobbing, and it brought me back to thoughts of the war. I never really educated myself about the war in Iraq, because it never really touched me before. But after seeing this, I feel like the war wouldn't have happened at all if Bush were not in office. A LOT of things wouldn't be wrong in this country if he wasn't in office.. but it just shows that WE NEED CHANGE. We CANNOT have 4 more years of the last 8. My heart broke for the families that lost their loved ones; I could NEVER imagine losing a husband or brother even after not seeing them for months on end. We need to end this war. We need Obama.

30 October 2008

Q & A

Are those stickers on your laptop? Where did you get them? Do they come off?

Yeah, they're stickers. And I love them! I got them at the H Mart right by my house in Diamond bar. They have a little Morning Glory-like store there. They were like $3. They should come off just fine.. they're just stickers!

(Dior TM) Since there's SPF in it does it have that SPF smell?

I can't really smell the SPF in the TM. It might just be masked by the smell of the TM itself.

(Birthday Post) Cute dress! Where did you get it?

I got it from Guess last December. I loove that dress. Even though it's pretty short, it's tasteful.. and I don't look like a fat cow (:

From my Cbox

hi joey, your pictures quality are superb, just wondering what camera ur using.

I don't really have a great camera. It's pretty old; my stepmom bought it for me right before my senior prom. It's a Sony Cybershot DSC-T9 with 6.0 megapixels. I've been meaning to get a new camera, but I've been spending my money elsewhere.

hi again! how do you like L'oreal Colour intense liner? does it smudge or flake? oh! and the L'Oreal Telescopic liquid liner.

I love both eyeliners. There isn't much to differenciate them regarding the flaking or smudging, but the L'oreal Colour Intense Liner has a really cool tip. I hope this helps!

whats ur fav liquid foundation?

Honestly, I don't use any liquid foundation. I don't like the look of it, because it can easily look cakey (gross!). I stick with mineral foundations (I love MAC's loose mineral foundation), or tinted moisturizers (I recommend the Dior TM or for less coverage, Stila).


That's all the questions I found in the last couple of posts, but take this opportunity to leave any other questions you have so I can have a complete question and answer post. Thanks!

Picture of the Week

Yay! It's back! haha. I promise I have some posts coming.. even though I haven't been hauling lately ): I can't spend money anymore.. *sigh


My half-sisters (Jasmine, 7 (L) and Joanna, 3 (R)) and I at my dad's Chinese New Year party back in Feb.

Makeup and hair courtesy of Katie B!


I absolutely loved my hair! Oh and the extensions are made by her too! She's soo amazing at what she does (:


Well, I have some Q&A to answer shortly, and I think that I have some FOTDs to dig up somewhere in my pictures folder, lol! I know I have stuff I haven't posted..

23 October 2008


I've been MIA lately.. and I blame work and my laziness. Things at work have been super hectic because the powers-that-be are totally shifting shit around. Responsibilities are being placed in different hands, and positions changed. I (unfortunately) still watch my little half-siblings at lunch and snack time, but the responsibility of watching the front desk is added on to my list of shit to do. And other projects.. like putting together 100 information packets with our shitty copy machine. SO FRUSTRATING! ):

And plus. I left my camera at my mom's house. Lame. But I will be back next week, I promise. I have to update you guys on the horrible time I had at Universal Studios ): haha.. Not really.. but yeah.

Have a great rest of the week and weekEND!

P.S. I'll try to answer questions soon. I know people have asked a bunch of little questions. I'll answer soon!

16 October 2008

Quick Green FOTD

What I used --

Face --
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer in Blend
Dior Hydraction TM in #2
Dior Skinflash in #2
MAC Mineralize Blush in Nuance

Eyes --

MAC Bare Study Paint Pot
MAC Gilded Green pigment
MAC Forest Green pigment
Stila Kitten e/s
Stila Wheat e/s
MAC Black Tied e/s
L'Oreal Colour Intense Liner
MAC Smolder eye kohl
Katie B Powderliner
Katie B Fauxlash Mascara
Givenchy Phenomeyes Mascara
Anastasia Brow Pen

Lips --
Laura Mercier lip gloss in Bellini

12 October 2008

Review: Dior HydrAction Tinted Moisturizer

I rediscovered how much I love using tinted moisturizers over foundation. I was perusing my local Sephora store and wandered to the Dior stand. I got #2. Can I just tell you that I'm in love with this?! haha. On to the review..

Where to buy: Sephora stores, Dior counters
Price: $38
What they say: Dior HydrAction Deep Hydration Skin Tint SPF 20 is a velvety, sheer face tint with ultra-fine pigments and light-reflecting micro-pearls. This luxurious texture creates a natural veil of fresh color and radiance, for the illusion of bare skin with the promise of perfect hydration. It corrects imperfections, evens the skintone, and also contains a SPF 20 sun protection and the irrigating Aquacapt™ Complex to reinforce the skin's natural moisture reserves all day long.

I wanted to take a picture of only half my face with the TM on, sans mascara.

Closeup on my cheeks to see the difference. You can see red spots and some more freckle things, and uneven skin tone. Please excuse my disgusting dark circles.

It's all covered, and even.. (: yes!

Full face (and mascara)

With concealer, blush, and lip gloss.

Near flawless (:

What I found: It gave amazing coverage without looking cakey. It almost gives off a ethereal glow. For more even coverage, I use my MAC 187, or any duo stippling brush. It really helps with the airbrushed look (as we all know). The SPF 20 that comes with it also is a huge plus! There is a bit of a smell to it, though. It's sort of floral-y, but it's not too overpowering. Some may find it distasteful, but I don't mind it much. I just really like the coverage without really wearing foundation foundation.
Would I buy it again? Yes.

10 October 2008

FOTD w/ Dior Palette - Purple

I tried out the Dior palette a few days ago. I loove the colors. I used only three of the colors.. but it's gorg! The look is fairly soft, but I'm going to try other looks with this palette. The colors are much more pigmented and less powdery than other Dior e/s I've tried before.

What I used --

Face --
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer in Blend
Dior Hydraction TM in #2
Dior Skinflash in #2
MAC Mineralize Blush in Nuance

Eyes --
MAC Bare Study Paint Pot
Dior Stylish Move 5 Couleurs Palette
Stila Kitten e/s
Stila Wheat e/s
MAC Black Tied e/s
L'Oreal Telescopic liquid liner
MAC Smolder eye kohl
Katie B Powderliner
Katie B Fauxlash Mascara
Givenchy Phenomeyes Mascara
Anastasia Brow Pen

Lips --
MAC Bonus Beat lipglass

Another Haul & a Gift from Fuz!

I went to Sephora again with the Bestie earlier this week (: I just didn't upload the pictures yet.. Too lazy (: teehee. I didn't get much, but I love what I got!

Dior 5 Couleurs palette in 970 Stylish Move, Dior Eye Show e/s in 622 Undressed Beige, and Burberry Brit Sheer perfume.

I LOVE this palette! & Purples are so in this fall.

The colors look much more pigmented with a base under them, but aren't they pretty??

This is kind of a cream e/s. It dries super fast and DRY. No cakey-ness here.

The shimmer is super pretty.

Burberry Brit Sheer perfume. I love this fragarance. It's really light.. with a tad bit of floral scents, and the citrus that I love. The bf loves it too (: & he's pretty picky with the perfumes I use.

The bottle is super cute too! Sheer pink?? Love it!


A gift from FuzKittie came by DHL yesterday! So sweet (: She sent me a pink Kate palette, a shimmer block sort of product.. I can't find what brand it is.. maybe Muji? And a note.

This palette is soo pretty! It's totally perfect for a Fuz-inspired soft look (: And the cream e/s on the very right is really nice. Very different from cream e/s that usually come in palettes.. it's super light but still has color.

With flash.

Without flash.

The Muji(?) shimmer block kind of product, haha.

Pretty, right?

That's it for my hauls lately. I swear I have some FOTD's coming AND some reviews.

Happy Friday!!