Tuesday, September 21, 2010

it's time to say goodbye

I know I'm a horrible blogger and to be honest, I really did not have the time or patience (and no longer have access to photoshop :( ) to keep this blog running... THANK YOU for all the blogging fun with meeting fellow bloggers and people who comment really did brighten my day. I will comment once in a while on fellow blog sites that I still check for updates but for now, I have decided to stop blogging on this site...

however, I have a tumblr, but it's more personal than makeup/fashion and it's more of a photo blog of my photography than a bunch of writing and copied photos, basically it is more of a photo diary about stuff I like/do/etc... if you're curious, click this link, once again


Monday, July 5, 2010

holiday break

Happy belated Birthday America! I had a warm, relaxing and bbq filled weekend, how was yours?

First off, I would like to apologize with the lack of posts and my typical, usual posting of look collages and magazine/fashion photoshoots. I've been dealing with lots of personal issues during the month of June (i.e. my photoshop program is out of whack and it's been one year after my grandmother's passing, I miss her) and I will not be able to post for a while because I will be in Taiwan till mid-August... so please wait for me because I'm excited to check out the all the Asian makeup brands that I hear so much about and I will definitely show some of my touristy photos for you all.

Until then... I'm excited about these future makeup happenings,

MAC's Fabulous Felines collection: a three part collection coming out this August. Cats are cute and I wanna look like one... haha j/k, I like the look of the promo shots for this one. I'm waiting for Docile lipglass since it was featured on Carolina Herrera's models in her Fall 2011 New York Fashion week collection as seen here (My Dark Magic mineralize eyeshadow seen on her eyes is coming out with the Disney collection)

image from nymag.com

Here are some promo shots for the collection

images from specktra.net

MAC's Venomous Villians collection: out in September for US. Also far away but I'm anticipating the colors even though I'm not excited about the packaging and the fact they didn't choose the bad ass Ursula to be included. Some swatches of some of the colors can be seen on specktra.net. On the Carolina Herrera model picture above, My Dark Magic mineralize eyeshadow from this collection will debut in this collection.
image from specktra.net

MAC's In the Groove collection: available at counters and store on July 8th. My favorites so far are the repromote of Stereo Rose mineralize skinfinish (it's been a coveted item way before I got into the whole makeup scene so I can't tell you why exactly until I see it), Happy Together mineralize blush, Making It Easy mineralize eyeshadow, and Jazzed cremesheen lipstick because of this site (Snowkei is a talented makeup artist and it looks so gorgeous on her, I can't read Chinese so I don't know what it says), and Togetherness mineralize eyeshadow because I like the color combo.

Stereo Rose

Happy Together

Making It Easy


MAC images from temptalia.com, check out her site for more and other product shots from this collection

Deborah Lippmann Fall 2010 collection: Across the Universe and Bad Romance... which is available for pre-sale at Nordstrom.com and on the deborahlippman.com site in August

both images from alllacqueredup.com

Friday, June 25, 2010

blackandwhite portraits

Scarlett Johansson
Kelly Rowland

Cheryl Cole

I always seem to have a soft spot for black and white photography because no matter how intense the makeup is or not, there is some sort of vulnerability and beauty in the photograph.

all images except for Kelly Rowlands' are from fashiongonerouge.com, Rowlands' picture is from Elle.com

Sunday, June 13, 2010

the Wondergirls

image from yeinjee.com

"I want nobody nobody but you" was an anthem that I constantly sang randomly a few years ago after hearing about this Korean girl band called the "Wondergirls". Although they began in the Korea (and became iconic over there and all over Asia), they now trying to make it in the American market and I am very excited to be attending their first concert tour here in America (and I'm going tonight :D). Not only are their talented and brave for trying to overcome the American industry barriers, they have flair for makeup and fashion. As you can probably tell, I love watching music videos for any artist's styling in clothes and makeup, and the Wondergirls always look great and cute in their MVs. Their latest single "Two Different Tears" features an 80s theme with demin and other retro stylings with the tattoos inspired by the temporary Chanel tattoos that were in the scene in the beginning of this year... here is the MV:

This clip features celebrities like the Jonas Brothers, Rain, and Crystal Kay congratulating them for their latest album release. They actually opened for the Jonas Brothers last year at their concert.

... and this is the first single that made me their fan

Monday, June 7, 2010

Music (sorta) Video Break 10.06.07

... how romantic and cute is that? It made me tear up... oh wedding season and by the way, I love how the cards were inspired by Love Actually