Thursday, March 27, 2008

Lush, Fekkai & ghd: Perfect Combo!

I have been using Pantene Conditioners for years now and since I had my hair colored last December and had highlights earlier this month, I know I gotta take care of it now and treat it. A few weeks ago during my Lush haul, I bought H’Suan Wen Hua ($16.45). Lush website best describes it, "Nourishes hungry, dry, out-of-condition hair. Named after the Cantonese god of hair, H'Suan Wen Hua gives unrivalled softness to dry or curly hair. This leave-in treatment smells a bit like salad dressing which is one of the reasons why it's best to wash it out thoroughly. But after it's soaked right in, swamping your locks with vitamin-rich watercress, protein-packed free range eggs, mucilaginous bananas and nutritious avocados, you'll forgive its funny smell."
I totally agree that it leaves a funny smell but Frederic Fekkai Technician Conditioner For Dry, Damaged, Color-Treated Hair ($32.50) smells so damn good so I use the Fekkai conditioner right after I treat my hair with the Lush leave-in treatment! Of course I still blow dry my hair and use ghd’s Flat Iron ($235.00) but the outcome was so beautiful! I used both the Lush and Fekkai conditioners Sunday and I have people at the church complimenting my hair. Someone even asked if I went to the hair salon earlier, LOL!
I would totally recommend the Lush leave-in treatment (you let the conditioner sit on your hair for a good 5 minutes then rinse it off) with the Fekkai conditioner. Yes, the Fekkai is a bit pricey but it is definitely worth every penny, especially for color treated hair.


Smashbox green foundation primer
MAC Select Moisturecover concealer
MUFE Mat Velvet +
MAC MSF medium plus
MAC MSF Warmed
MAC Alpha Girl beauty powder
MAC True Romantic beauty blush

Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Espresso for brow fill ins
MAC Frostlite pigment for highlights
MAC Idol Eyes for entire lid
MAC Beauty Marked for outer lid & crease
MAC Engraved Powerpoint eye pencil
Diorshow Blackout mascara

Kiehl's lip balm #1
MAC Lollipop Loving l/s
MAC Sock Hop l/g

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

My other addiction: Purses!

I admit, I am the type of gal that spends over $1K for ONE purse. It all started with a Louis Vuitton Speedy 30, back in 2002, and when they only cost $500-ish. Of course fakes were all over Manhattan and everybody and their momma's gotta have a LV. That Speedy 30 was with me all year round be it a stormy weather or blizzard. Yes, she did served her purpose lol. Of course I yearn for other brands too like Chanel and Balenciaga and I couldn't justify paying more than $500 for one purse. It all changed last year, I think around the month of May. It was a month before my birthday and I don't do parties so I'm like okay I gotta treat myself. The first thing that came to my mind was of course a purse. I do my research and decided to get a Balenciaga Motorcyle style City ($1,195). It was a Vert D'eau color. I bought it off eBay (at your own risk! I did my research) and of course it was authentic. My birthday passed and I realized that I was drawn to Balenciaga's leather goat material. It is not lambskin as Chanel's and I love it the way it is. Since then I bought another City style with Marine blue color, a Day style in Rouge Vif, a Step style in Grape color and a First style in black from 2005 (HG for most Balenciaga bag lovers). The style is a trial-and-error, it has to fit my everyday needs and something I can use over the weekends when I go out shopping and stuff. The City didn't really work well with me, the straps is not very useful for me and for the Day style, it looks too big on me but I love how roomy it is though. So when Balenciaga released the Step style Fall of 2007 with a favorite color of mine - Grape, I knew I gotta have it. I then called Aloha Rag and purchased one ($1,095). I definitely recommend calling Aloha Rag than Balenciaga NY because the SA are sooo helpful. I asked her to send me a veiny and bubbly leather and that's what I received! And I would also recommend Corey from RealDealCollection, she is such a doll. I exchanged my Vert D'eau with an '05 Black First and fell inlove with it. Here are the pictures of my (growing) Balenciaga collection :)

Balenciaga Black '05 First

Balenciaga '07 Grape Step

Hayden's Grape Step (so y'all can see the size)

For latest Purse releases, please check Purse Blog and for discussions and to authenticate purses, check out the Purse Forum.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Teal FOTD *mwahz*

Pardon the (crappy) iPhone camera pic

Blending is a must, and MAC #224 blending brush is your friend.

Smashbox green foundation primer
MAC Select Moisturecover concealer
MUFE Mat Velvet +
MAC MSF medium plus
MAC True Romantic beauty blush
MAC Fix +

MAC Espresso for brow fill ins
Make Up For Ever Teal flash color
MAC Ricepaper for brow highlights
MAC Haunting for inner lid
MAC Zonk Bleu! for mid lid
MAC Big T for outer lid
MAC Blacktrack fluidline for liners
MAC Phone Me dual edge eye pencil
Diorshow mascara

Kiehl's lip balm #1
MAC Melrose Mood l/s
MAC Starlet Kiss l/g

Friday, March 21, 2008


Dear Readers,

I'm glad everybody liked my Heatherette collection video but I apologize for the confusion of the two eyeshadow trios. It was very late when I did that and was too tired, LOL. Anyway, this is the correct labeling (per my previous post and not the labeling on my youtube vid) --

Heatherette Eyeshadow Tio 1

Heatherette Eyeshadow Trio 2

Anyway, its been a busy week for me. I was never really big on eyeliners and I am very loyal to my MAC Blacktrack fluidline so I wasn't really planning on getting the Heatherette Dual Edge Eye Pencil. I went to the MAC counter during my lunch break yesterday to check the Melrose Mood lipstick IRL at Macy's and came back with all 4 Heatherette liners! I love how one end is all glittery while the other end is creamy! I have yet to play with the glittery side but I am using the creamy Black Funk on my waterline and so far its holding up pretty well. And I used Alpha Girl to blush my cheeks and love it! It gives my cheeks a light flush. I am sure most of y'all already have your Heatherette collection and enjoying it!

Have a fabulous Holy Week y'all!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

YouTube: Heatherette for MAC

I went back to MACPro yesterday after work and oh my (!!!) almost all of the products are sold out. I bought the She's Bad and She's Good Heatherette falsies and a back-up Hollywood Nights. I also asked for a Jardin Aires pigment sample. And since I couldn't wait, I ordered from site my back-ups: Scarlet Kiss, Hollywood Nights (okay now I think I may have too many of those lol) and the 2 missing from my haul the other day - Style Minx l/g and Melrose Mood (ordered 2 of those). My fave from the collection is the Eyeshadow Trio 1 (wearing them right now, will post a youtube vid tonight for this), Scarlet Kiss lipglass, Hollywood Nights & Melrose Mood lipsticks.

Check out this youtube I did for the Heatherette for MAC collection --

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Monday, March 17, 2008

Heatherette for MAC

Got my Heatherette fix today. I was actually planning to stop mad early Saturday but I was running late to meet my BF so I passed. Okay, so I went to the MAC Pro during my lunch break and bought goodies! Too bad they already sold out the Melrose Mood lipstick and Style Minx lipglass so I will have to go and pick them up on Thursday at a freestanding store instead. I only bought the 2 beauty powders, 2 eye shadow trios, 3 lipsticks and 3 lipglasses. The eye pencils does not have any appeal to me at all for some reason, and so are the falsies (they look so fake!) but I might get the 2 nail lacquers for this collection. The packaging is waaaaay better than the FAFI collection, IMO. I love the hot pink packaging!

Anyway, enjoy the pictures!












Sunday, March 16, 2008

Lush & Fix+

Its been a busy week for me (workwise and tryna keep up with my doctor visits). Of course I did a lil shopping here and there. Earlier the week I returned the MAC strobe cream that I have been dying to try but sad to say that my skin did not like it. So in return, I exchanged it to two bottles of MAC Fix +.

And I am in need of new bath and hair products so I went immediately to Lush and bought a shampoo bar, conditioner, soap bar, makeup remover soap bar, hair treatment and facial mask. I will post a review sometime this week but I loooove the coconut fragrance of the shampoo and conditioner!!

The company I work for receives card passes for Estee Lauder Company Store which is only a few blocks away from our office. I went Friday and bought 5 eye shadows (Aquavert, Mancatcher, Purple Shower, Fountainbleu & Lavander Sky), Blast O' Blue lipstick, Moonstone lipglass, Millefeuille Petit Gloss (love it!) and the Patternmaker 3 Tan Lips. The store have a lot of good stuff. I would've bought more but I held myself because I wanna get a couple of MAC's Beauty Powders and the upcoming Heatherette. I depotted about 13 eye shadows so I went to exchange it for B2M and got Up the Amp and Sweetie lipsticks.

Yes, it was quite a lot for the week and with the Heatherette coming up ugh! LOL. I'm gonna stop by the MAC Pro tomorrow to return products I am not using at all (loads of stuff I bought just because I wanted to try it and after a few weeks letting it sit in my dresser, they are still untouched). So I will just exchange them for a few of the Heatherette's.

That is my week's update. Will post my Lush review soon. :)

Enjoy the week y'all!

Monday, March 10, 2008


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New home!

Wow, I never thought I would use blogger again. I started blogging in 2000 with Then bought a domain with webspace and moved to Greymatter, Movable Type (MT), Wordpress, geez I even have a Xanga and Asian Avenue accounts (haha! well that was when xanga and AA were still poppin'). It reached a point where I just got tired of it and I became too busy with work and personal life. I made several attempts to go back into blogging for the past 2 years and failed. I totally forgot the html language and my old online/weblog friends stopped blogging and moved on with their lives. Some are still around though they rarely update anymore (ahem Chetz) .

My latest attempt to start blogging was quite successful. Since I opened my wordpress blog earlier this year, I've had about 870 visitors. I don't wait for comments but the fact that there are people who reads my weblog is enough, and that made me continue it. Like everybody else, I limit myself as to what I write and that includes personal and work related issues. At this point I can say that I am ready to continue blogging once again. Hence I moved to blogger and purchased my own domain too! I think I had about 3 or 4 domain names in the past and since I really couldn't think of anything (lol) I thought I'd make my domain name more personal. On that note, watch out for my thoughts (and possibly reviews) about beauty products, my shopping addiction, everyday life issues (though limited lol), news and events and many more!

Later y'all.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

MUFE Flash Color

Here's a swatch of 8 Make Up For Ever Flash Color. MUFE is a cosmetics line sold exclusively only to Sephora and with one stand alone store at New York (village area). I was told by a makeup artist from Sephora that the flash color line was just released to the public recently, before it was only available to artists. I love MAC but I think MUFE is my new love. I bought a turquoise and fuschia eye shadows (picture was posted on my last post) and I absolutely LOVE it. It is very pigmented. I am not a matte fan but seeing and trying the MUFE fuschia e/s, I totally changed my mind. I am sure I will be purchasing more MUFE eye shadows in the future. Yeah, the $18 price for the eye shadow and $17 for the flash color can be a lil steep compared to MAC's prices but it is well worth every dollar. The only issue with the flash color is that it doesn't really stay dry. You need either an eye shadow to make the color pop or a setting powder. I have yet used a setting powder but yesterday I tried green leaf MUFE flash color and applied MAC's Pagan eye shadow and the color was beautiful. Anyway, this is the swatch of what I have (applied on bare skin, no primer) -

What a week!

Whew. Work was crazy and to treat myself for hardwork (yeah right lol), I splurged a lil bit. I actually returned some products at Sephora because my skin i breaking up. I returned a Bliss cleanser and a Clinique moisturizer (the superdefence one). I guess I'm gonna stick to my Kiehl's moisturizer and cleanser for now. Some of the items I bought that I didn't took a picture are: MAC 187 & 222 brushes; Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet +; Smashbox Primer; MAC Snob lipstick (actually a Back2Mac item yayy!); and I'm sure I have other stuff that I forgot to mention. And that's only last week's purchases. I *might* post a review about the MUFE foundation and Smashbox Primer.

Anyway, enjoy my few eye candies:

Make Up For Ever Flash Color

Make Up For Ever eye shadow (turquoise & fuschia)

MAC eye shadows