Friday, March 22, 2013

My first time doing my own Acrylic nails

Hi guys how was your weekend? Mine was pretty hectic with school and such but my spring break is in 2 weeks! I just can't wait!
Though I have no exotic plans, it would still be nice to just chill haha

I did my first acrylic nails this weekend. I figured I should just do it myself instead of paying $25+ at a salon every 3 weeks.

This is my first time so I apologize if it's not perfect but I think it came out alright.
Here is what it looks like:

China Glaze in Spontaneous 

OPI Last Friday Night over China Glaze Spontaneous. 

Not too shabby for a first timer. I am thinking about posting a tutorial on how I did them so let me know if you guys want a tutorial :)

Thank you for looking.


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

25 Facts About Me

Not beauty related but I am kind of going through a rough time right now so I thought this would distract me and it's my blog so I can post whatever I want :)

Miss holly inspired me to do this :)

I love reading "About me's and tags" so if anyone wants to do this please feel free to do it and send me the link below. I would love to read it

Here we go,

1. I am going through what you would call a "heart break" . From a relationship in the past. I am just feeling this great sense of loss and it really blows.

2. I LOVE to work out. Running is my therapy...well one of the things that could help me get over things. That and shopping.

3. The reason why I never smile in my pictures is because I have braces... bet you didn't know that. I'm about to get them off soon. Thank god. You wouldn't have to see my bored/bitchy face anymore

4. MAC is probably my make up brand

5. I'm addicted to instagram

6. Broccoli is my favorite thing to eat and my favorite vegetable

7. I find it strange when people put sugar in their tea. I like mine pure

8. I cannot do math to save my life

9. My baby is my Audi A4.
10. I live in the bay area and I love my city. I think Saratoga is the most calming and peaceful place. I love living here

11. I have 8 body piercings

12. I have a girl crush on Megan Fox

13. Bradley Cooper is my all time favorite male actor

14. Titanic is my all time favorite movie.

15. I freaking love macklemore!

16. Law and Order SVU is my favorite TV show. Sad to say, but I think I have seen most of the episodes already

17. I LOVE cats and wish that I could have one but I'm allergic to them

18. I am not a fan of Taylor Swift

19. MAC Angel lipstick is my favorite lipstick

20. I am really short. 5'2

21. My math professor literally calls me "Kim Kardashian" when I don't see any resemblance to her at all

22. I don't have tattoos and don't want one

23. My favorite color is pink and lavender

24. I love wingstop! and almost always eat wingstop on my cheat days I'd eat it everyday if I could and if it wasn't so healthy

25. I am off to the gym. I have body pump class. and body pump is my favorite class

MAC eyeshadow haul + swatches

My package from MAC arrived today and you know what that means!
I ordered 5 neutral purple/burgandy/based eyeshadows and I love them all

I am so excited to use them. I love neutrals + purples so I thought these eyeshadows would be perfect.

I got
Haux - Soft muted rosy brown
Sketch- Burgandy with red shimmer
Trax- Burgundy Plum with shimmer
Embark- Intense reddish brown
Satin Taupe- Taupe with Silver shimmer
For some reason, Haux didn't really show up on my skin ):

Thank you for reading


Monday, March 11, 2013

Lorac Pro "Neutral Dramatic" Tutorial

Hey guys, a few people on my instagram asked me to do a tutorial on the "Dramatic Neutral Tutorial" that I did a few days ago and I thought why not.

This is my first tutorial so please forgive me if it's not perfect.

If you have any questions or suggestions on how I can make my videos better, please feel free to let me know. 

Thank you and happy monday


Saturday, March 9, 2013

Dramatic Neutral with Lorac Pro Palette

Hey guys! How was your weekend? I hope it was great
I went to a bar with a few girlfriends this weekend and this is what I wore
I love neutral eyeshadows! I thought that maybe I could mix my neutrals up and make it more dramatic and nighttime appropriate

A little bit simple but dramatic at the same time. I loved it!
Smashbox Photo Primer
MAC Pro long wear concealer
NARS Sheer Glow
MAC Studio Fix Powder
MAC Harmony
MAC Well Dressed
MAC Quite Natural Paintpot
MAC Espresso eyeshadow
Lorac Pro Palette
MAC Fluidline Blacktrack
MAC Smolder
Benefit They're Real Mascara
Red Cherry Lashes #101
I don't think I wore anything in this photo but chapstick ):
Thanks for looking

Thursday, March 7, 2013

First FOTD on a client

and by "client" I mean my sister. haha
I found this on my instagram. It's a makeup that I did on her a few months back for her senior portrait. She asked me to do her makeup inspired by Kendall Jenner.
Doesn't she look gorgeous?
Here is a photo of her bare face

Hair and makeup done by me.
I used -
MUFE HD Primer
MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC40
MAC Studio Fix Powder NC40
MAC Hipster Blush
MAC Quite Natural Paintpot
MAC Boygirl Brow gel
Urban Decay Naked 2 palette
-MAC Fluidline Blacktrack
-L'Oreal Million Lashes Mascara
-Some red cherry lashes
MAC C-thru
Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Viva Glam Nicki 2!

I purchased this the day it came out. I owned the first Viva Glam Nicki lipstick and lipgloss but I ended up returning the lipstick. I hated it on me but I loved the gloss.

This looked way better than the first one so I was sold even before it was released. Also, it reminded me of MAC Pink Friday which I never got my hands on so I jumped at the opportunity.

Viva Glam Nicki 2 is a purple blue based lipstick. 

I am wearing both gloss and lipstick in this one. My feelings are mixed on the lipstick. For some reason, I feel like it doesn't work on me. I don't know if it's because of my tan skin or my lip shape. I can't point it but I don't like how it looks on me. I can't make it work. Debating if I should return it or not

I do however LOVE the gloss. I love the purple/pink pastel .

I feel like Nicki Minaj in her "Va Va Voom" video while wearing this on my lips haha

Viva Glam Nicki 2 swatches on my NC30 skin 


Tuesday, March 5, 2013


Hey guys! I'm here again with another neutral FOTD.

I bought ricepaper from MAC about two years ago and I always used it as a highlight under my brow bone but today I tried it on as a lid color and Oh my god! It is absolutely gorgeous! I can't believe that I never thought about this before. Shame on me. Oh well, more reasons to love Ricepaper.

I used:

-Smashbox Photolight Finish
-NARS Sheerglow in "Stromboli" 
-MAC Prolong wear concealer
-MAC Harmony
-MAC Well Dressed
-MAC Studio Fix Powder 

-MAC Quite Natural Paintpot
-MAC Espresso e/s
-L'oreal Fiber lash mascara in "Dark Brown"

-MAC Ricepaper
-MAC Espresso
-MAC Sable
-MAC Carbon
-Urban Decay Liquid liner Perversion
-MAC Fluidline Blacktrack
-Benefit They're real mascara

-MAC Snob

Happy tuesday

Monday, March 4, 2013

FOTD: Naked 2!

Hey guys!
Today, I did a neutral very easy look. I think it took me less than 15 minutes.

If you didn't notice, I am a "dramatic eye look" kind of girl. I love dramatic and dark eyeshadows but lately I have been loving neutrals a lot.

I used-

-Smashbox Photolight Primer
-Urban Decay Naked Foundation in 4.0
-MAC Studio Fix Powder in NC35
-MAC Harmony
-MAC Well Dressed blush

-MAC Quite Natural Paint Pot 
-MAC Espresso e/s
-L'oreal Fiber Mascara in "Black Brown"

-Urban Decay Primer Potion in "Sin"
Urban Decay Naked Palette 2
-Chopper, Blackout, Foxy, Bootycall,Snakebite
-Urban Decay Liquid Liner Perversion
-Benefit They're Real Mascara

MAC Angel
NARS Turkish Delight
 No flash

Please excuse my brows. Yes, I am aware that I need to get them done as soon as possible. I didn't even notice that they were this bad until I've seen this photo... oooops haha

Thank you for looking and I hope you all have a great day :)

Hair History

Throughout the years, I have played with my hair ALOT. I think I have tried every hair colors that I possibly could. (Natural color wise)
I don't know why but for some reason I was just never content with my hair. I changed it every 2-3 months.

My hair is a natural level 3 medium brown. 
I think the first time I dyed my hair and start playing around with bleach was my first year of high school.

This was the first time I changed my hair dramatically. I went from a level 3 medium brown to level 6 golden/caramel blonde . 

 After that, I decided to dye my hair a red velvet red. I had this hair color for literally 2 weeks. It faded so fast and there was no way in hell that I was going to dye my hair red every 2 weeks

 After the red I attempted to go back to my natural hair color. This shade is close to my natural hair color but it's a bit lighter
 I got bored of the brown and decided to add chunky blonde highlights in my hair

I kept adding more and more blonde highlights until...

I went straight full platinum blonde.

I kept the blonde for about a year and a half. I had to bleach my roots every three weeks until my hair could not take bleach anymore. I'm surprised that I still had hair left. My hair was very damaged and porous at this point. My hair would take HOURS to dry due to damage.

I had to dye my hair dark to disguise my falling out hair and nursed it back to health. However, I could not let go of the blonde so I had an ombre hair for awhile.

Present day:

Today, I have jet black dyed hair and I am planning to keep my dark hair for awhile.
I think out of all the hair colors I have had, this is "my" color.
My hair have came a long way to revive from the damage that bleach has caused but it is back to healthy.

I do have to re-dye my hair every 2 months because my natural hair peeps through but I don't really mind. Every 2 months of retouch is better than retouching my roots every 3 weeks.

My hair is so shiny and shiny looking.
I don't know why I haven't thought about dying my hair black before.

I do miss my blonde hair but I am never putting my hair through that ever again. shrugs

Thank you for looking!