Archive | April, 2010

Let’s Dance to this Song!

26 Apr

I come back home and I see this!

I’m so excited!! I love KevJumba and Wong Fu Production and David Choi!! To think that they are collabing again… so excited!! I got the song off of iTunes. Support these guys because they are soooo awesome and I’m going to start dancing to this song. ^_^

Excited for the MV!

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Beauty Intro: Annabelle Cosmetics

26 Apr

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Beauty Intro category so today’s company is Annabelle Cosmetics.

From their website:

” A bit of a rebel, a natural trend-setter, edgy and incredibly versatile. Annabelle is the one with the latest and trendiest shades that make us want to rush out and get the look. Colour is her instrument of change, letting her reinvent her style and makeup to suit her ever-changing moods, from goddess to rock star to fashion diva! She is daring and bold and demands the same from her makeup brand, a perfect combination of glamour and efficiency.

Driven by its passion for fashion-forward looks, Annabelle Cosmetics collaborates with internationally renowned makeup artist Julie Bégin. She has worked for influential and trend-setting magazines such as W and Vogue, and stars such as Madonna and Alanis Morissette. She now contributes to the brand through her expertise and talent and injects her own special modern perspective. Incredibly versatile, she is just as comfortable lending her artistic talents to creating a highly colourful or dramatic face as she is applying the newest trends or the most glamorous and sophisticated looks. She is passionate about her freedom for expression, which she instils to the Annabelle product range.

Since 1999, Annabelle Cosmetics has been part of the Groupe Marcelle, the Canadian leader in drugstore brand cosmetics with some 2,000 points of sale across the country. ”

Sounds like a great company right? Sorry for those who live outside Canada but they only sell their products in Canada.

Some of their products that I personally love are the concealer quad, custom quads, blushes, and all their eyeliners.

A promo poster for their bold colors with loose shadows:

Website: http://www.annabellecosmetics.ca/

Rocking 2: Lee Hyori

25 Apr

So since I had nothing to blog about I decided to start a new type of category within a category. This one is on music and you can tell who I’m jamming to at the moment and what songs I’ll be showcasing and such.

The one to honor the first Rocking 2 Category is the Queen of Kpop Lee Hyori!!

Her new album dropped Mar 29, 2010 and I’m digging the eye makeup. So funky and fresh!

Tracklist:

1. I’m Back
2. Love Sign -Ft. Sangchu (Mighty Mouth)
3. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Ft. Ceejay of Freshboyz
4. Feel The Same
5. Bring It Back -Ft. Bekah (After School), Jiyoon (4minute)
6. Highlight -Ft. Bizzy
7. 그네 -Ft. Garry (LeeSsang)
8. Scandal
9. 100 Percent
10. Want Me Back
11. How Did We Get -Duet w/ Daesung (Big Bang)
12. So Cold
13. Get 2 Know -Ft. Double K
14. MEMORY -Ft. Bizzy

I love all the songs on this album I totally understand why she pushed her comeback date so far back. This is one of the best albums that I have listened to.

Skincare Update

24 Apr

So as you can tell from my postage yesterday you can totally tell that I don’t have the perfect flawless skin that I want due to exams… >.<

The plan to to make this one a long post. I don’t have my camera anymore due to my sister stealing it and going for a joyride in Vancouver (curse band kids who get to go play). The skincare routine that I am using now is:

There seems to be alot there isn’t there? Yeah, just because I have found many things that work for me I want to use it all!

So let’s talk about the products there will be reviews later but just a general overview of them all.

Cleanser – Boots Botanics Brightening Cream Cleanser

Toner – Boots Botanics Brightening Toner

Moisterizer – Shiseido Oil-Free Mattifying Moisterizer

Treatment – Oxy 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, Viaderm-K.C. used as disinfectant, Bio-oil for scars

This skincare takes me about 7-10 minutes to do every morning depending if I’m going really fast or not. The time has upped since the last skincare one… >.< but these work really well!

Putting aside the skincare regime I want to focus on the Treatment aspect of my routine. As you can see I have 3 different types of stuff compared to last time where I just had Lush’s Grease Lightning as a spot treatment and disinfectant.

Since the Grease Lightning review I’ve used it up and moved onto find something new resulting in Oxy and Viaderm. Now Viaderm is only available through your pharmacist and what is does is that it treats rashes that have been infected with either bacteria or fungi. I know what you’re thinking rash treatment on acne? No way is that going to work. Well to be honest with you I was sceptical at first but it has helped out with the amount of breakout moments that I have. Now I have a clear forehead to the point where it absolutely scares me.

My sister likes to use Oxy on her acne and it’s been working pretty well for her. And as for the Bio-oil I’ve still got like 2 months and 3 weeks left to see if it actually works or not.

Whew, long post… thanks for those who actually read through all of it.

United Foods

23 Apr

Today = video postage!! Hooray!! This video is available to the public on Youtube (sadly getting a video upgrade from WordPress costs a fortune for a poor student thus it isn’t exclusive to this blog). I hope that you will enjoy this video I had so much fun filming and then editing it afterwards. (bloopers at the end!)

By the way, it took me about 1 hour to edit the thing and about the full day to film it… so embaressed about talking to a camera the whole day… luckily nobody judged me.

Review: Shiseido Pureness 3-step System

22 Apr

Woohoo, finally a review on these products. The photo of the used products… heh…

Review: A little backdrop in the Shiseido Pureness line, this skincare line is meant for those who have oily and acne-prone skin. I basically fit in that description so I thought that I would try out this starter set before actually buying the full sizes. What is included in this little set is the deep cleansing foam, balancing softener (a.k.a. toner), and the mattifying moisterizer. When I first started using these products I totally saw a difference in my skin, the pores looked smaller, my face was actually mattified, and it felt like the skin was rebalancing and recoverying from using acne cleansers. Things that I disliked was that it made my skin feel really really dry afterwards and the mattifying moisterizer did not have enough moisture or so I felt. Though after I stopped using the cleanser it didn’t feel so dry. The products did really mattify my skin and is great for those who have pretty oily skin but just having one or two of the three products doesn’t do much for your skin. The only thing that I thought was worth it’s money was the mattifying moisterizer which I bought a full size of which was about the same price as the set that I bought. Overall, I think the products are good but I don’t agree with the price tag that goes along with them.

Cost: $40.00 CDN on sale @ Shiseido counter [hooray for January sales]

Would I recommend these products? For those with oily skin yes but I would only recommend the toner and moisterizer. The deep cleansing foam I thought to be too harsh with the exfoliation beads in it and everything.

Uppity Up

21 Apr

So I’m back to blogging… hooray!!

Back and there is a TON of stuff to do!! So shocking! So the posts that will be coming up is:

Thurs – Review: Shiseido Pureness Set

Fri – United Foods (video)

Sat – Skincare Update (requested)

So that is the plan for the next few days and yes, on Fri there will be an actual video of myself posted up on this site. I’m going to test drive the video function on WordPress to see how long it takes and such.

Signing out! Going to study some Japanese which is the last exam that I have. Woohoo!

Today’s Photo of the Day is:

Hence, today’s title. Have a great day everyone!