24 October 2012

Nails // Black Cat!


Just did my nails tonight and was prompted by L to post them so I wouldn't lag, haha.

Black cat nails and paw prints.. With polka dots!

08 August 2012


Hi all! I know I know, I'm HORRIBLE! But I'm always trying to get back on track!! Here are a couple photos of nail art from the past few months. I'll be scheduling a few more with more pictures!

Products Used
Leopard -
OPI - Alpine Snow
Orly - french pink
No name art pen
Seche Vite

Mermaid Nails -
Essie - Tart Deco
China Glaze - Medallion
Milani - Gold
Seche Vite

03 May 2012


Ok, so I'm a really bad blogger. So bad with keeping up with this :( I have pictures of nails that are backlogged, so I will be scheduling a few posts! ^___^

I have two more weeks of classes, then finals! Eep. This semester went by so quick. I have about a month off, then summer school until the end of July. I was looking at the transfer requirements, and I feel so far from transferring :( I'm afraid I'll be graduating with my BA when I'm like, 28! *sigh*

Anyway, I hope people are still reading this, lol. Stay tuned for some nail posts! :)

- Joey

02 March 2012


Was inspired to do my nails last night! Actually just did them the night before but didn't like the color combo at ALL. Anyways, I wanted to paint little dust sprites (from Studio Ghibli's Totoro and Spirited Away) on my nails on a grey background. Here's what I ended up with:

It smudged a tiny bit on the ring finger and thumb because I was impatient to put on the top coat, lol! But I'm very satisfied with the end result :)

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

OPI Skull and Crossbones
OPI Alpine Snow (eyes)
Unknown nail art pen

04 February 2012

Lips || L'Oreal Colour Riche Balm

I picked this up at my local Target, and I'm in LOVE! I'm not a big fan of a lot of pigmentation on my lips (weird, yes I know) so I really like that it's sheer but still has some color. The color is called "Caring Coral." In the picture, the color is a bit lighter since I had gotten some foundation on my lips during the application, so it neutralized the color my lips quite a bit.

It's lovely. It's my go-to shade for now since my boyfriend doesn't like sticky lip glosses!

P.S. I'm very sorry for the poor lighting/quality of pictures of the product. I'm trying to get blogging pictures done while I'm at school, and the lighting was just horrible that day. I'll try to work on it!


I was scrolling through my Tumblr (http://joeybean.tumblr.com) feed and found random inspiration for these nails. Annoyed that the black tips on my thumb chipped a bit before I could take a decent picture of it though!

Used (l-r)
Orly Nail Defense base coat
Essie "A Cut Above"
Essie "Gladioli"
Nubar "White Polka Dot"
Seche Vite top coat
Sephora black polish (not pictured.. oops!)

Follow me on Instagram for random updates! :) ID: joeybean.. I'm also participating in #FebPhotoADay! Will be posting a new picture every day of the month of Feb on IG.

25 January 2012


As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have a new boyfriend. "New" in the sense that he's different from who I was dating when I was blogging in the past. We've actually been dating for 6 months now :) His name is Minghye Scott Yang, and he is amazing. He also just happens to be my Jie, L's little brother, haha! It's funny how life works things out for you.

Well, like I said, we reached 6 months recently (on the 16th, actually). I posted the first picture on Instagram (follow me: joeybean), so if you're following me, then you've already seen it. But I like the collage so much that I wanted to share it on here. It's just a compilation of pictures of us these past 6 months!


Here is a picture of what we did to "celebrate." I say celebrate in the loosest term possible because we're both a little tight on cash, so we went on a double date with our friends :) Had delicious ramen at Shin Sen Gumi, and he let me order whatever I wanted! Which included the crab croquette! Afterwards, we went to Tebo Tebo Tea Lounge where I ordered a Mango Moonlight (I believe!) which is a mango flavored tea with bits of green mango. Our anniversary was special because we just spent time together and in good company. We're hoping to do something bigger for our 1 year in July though :)

Shin Sen Gumi
18315 Brookhurst St. Unit 1
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(714) 962-8971

Tebo Tebo Tea Lounge
15556 Brookhurst St. Suite B
Fountain Valley, CA 92683
(714) 839-0030

24 January 2012

Chicken Salad

After being super duper healthy for a good portion of last year, I (unfortunately) let go of my.. inhibitions when it came to food. The boyfriend also gave in more than usual and we ate out a LOT. Once the new year came, I wanted to get back into the rhythm of things. This is one of the meals that I made to eat. Pretty healthy ^__^

Romaine and spinach leaves. 1/2 a grilled (perfectly!) chicken breast. Avocados. Fat free soy ginger sesame dressing.

22 January 2012


I have a silly black cat, his name is Jiji. I adopted him last January because of impending changes in my life. I wanted him to keep me company as I expected to have a lot more 'lonely' time. He brought me endless laughter and happiness. I'm so glad that I ended up bringing him home.

One of the games we play is our 'Peeking Game,' in which we take turns peeking at each other from different sides of my mom's tv, lol.

14 January 2012

Saturday Lunch Date with Mommy

My mom told me she has been craving Hainan Chicken from Savoy Kitchen (all the way in Alhambra!) since Thursday night. She was saying that it was a goal of hers to go this weekend. I didn't want her to so far alone, so we made plans to go this morning!

We ordered the famed Hainan Chicken and rice dish with only dark meat. Dark meat is definitely my favorite type of chicken meat, aside from the skin. The chicken was very moist and juicy, and perfectly paired with their ginger sauce. I'm not one to eat spicy food or sauces, but they had a chili sauce to dip in, and it was pretty tasty. I ordered Chrysanthemum tea and my mom ordered the iced tea with lemon; both were yummy! The bill was only $23 for the both of us, so the prices were pretty reasonable for the quality of food.

Savoy Kitchen
138 E. Valley Blvd
Alhambra, CA 91801
(626) 308-9535

09 January 2012


I'm trying to stay true to my promise to start blogging more. Here are pictures of my nails from the other day. It's China Glaze 'Some Like it Haute' and Essie 'A Cut Above' on the ring finger. I ended up using two layers of each.

I'm not quite sure how I feel about 'Some Like it Haute' yet because I didn't really like the resulting texture. It was very thick and has chunky glitters, whereas 'A Cut Above' did not feel thick at all, even after two coats. I actually should have used three coats, but oh well. There's always next time.

No flash

What do you think of the two colors?

06 January 2012

Ok, I lied.

I didn't re-start up my blog last year, lol! But I'd like to this year. Things are SO different for me now. I lost over 30lbs last year, I have a new boyfriend, and a new outlook on life!

I'd like to do short(er) blog entries from my trusty iPhone! Pictures of my nails and food, mostly.

Either way, I hope I still have SOME readers out there, lol. I look forward to connecting with readers again ^___^

To start, here are my nails from the other week. Essie Turquoise & Caicos topped with Essie Shine of the Times, and OPI Gone Gonzo on the ring finger.