December 22, 2011

even cowgirls get the blues.

No introduction needed - Wildfox Couture Spring 2012. I especially love Ali Stephens!

December 16, 2011

good things come in small packages.

The littlest things can brighten your day. Take for example, these heart-shaped sunglasses I bought off eBay for a mere $2. And I love how the neon panties I bought match perfectly with my neon nail polishes by American Apparel. It's no coincidence though - I have an obsession with neon right now!

December 15, 2011


I was pleasantly surprised when I found out I had won a giveaway via Marta's blog With Love Gabrielle! The prize was Vera Wang's newest fragrance, Lovestruck. It's a very nice scent and it doesn't hurt that the spokesmodel is one of my favorite actresses, Leighton Meester. Thank you so much Marta! Check out her blog here.

December 12, 2011

vs baked mineral bronzing powder.

A short post on the only thing I bought during my shopping trip yesterday, the Baked Mineral Bronzing Powder in Goddess by Victoria's Secret. I have no idea why I bought a bronzer when it's practically winter! Since I used a Secret Rewards Card that was $10, I only paid $7 for it. I like it well enough to blog about it.

December 08, 2011

hits the spot.

This morning I woke up before the crack of dawn for no apparent reason. Jeff had an errand to run at the post office but they were not open yet, so we decided to grab some breakfast. He chose The Spot Cafe, which we have always wanted to try but never have! Surprising really, considering it is located halfway between our houses. It's meant to be a French cafe, but their menu also had more basic breakfast items and even some Italian lunch options! Pictured above are a Belgian waffle, home fries, sausages, and french toast. All pretty yummy! Not to mention the place was decorated with cute teapots. Makes me wonder what real Parisian cafes are like - I can't wait until the day I find out.

November 27, 2011

black friday buys.

I've never been into the whole Black Friday thing. Sure, I love a great deal, but I dislike crowds and waiting. Because Jeff and I didn't see anything we wanted to line up for, I convinced him to go to H&M with me at midnight. They were handing out scratch cards worth up to $300 for the first 100 people. I was praying we would be in the first 100 and we were - our scratch cards totaled $75 together! Along with presents for some family, we ended up purchasing some items for ourselves. What I got was the kimono, blazer, and cardigan seen in the first photo, and the bra on the left in the second. Our purchases came out to $125, but we only ended up paying $50 due to the scratch cards! Awesome. 

Since we were already at the mall, Jeff and I walked around some more and I ended up buying a couple things from Aerie - 40% off everything! The bralette and linen/air freshener was around $15 with the discount. I love how comfy bralettes are and I want to buy some more! And the "Suds & Kisses" scent is very nice.

Last thing from Black Friday purchases was actually purchased on Sunday, but it was the same sale. The flats with the chains are from Gap. I saw them online and was instant intrigued because they reminded me of those Lanvin chain flats Rosie Huntington-Whitely had been wearing a lot! I originally wanted the nude colored flats but they didn't have my size. But the black ones are nice too, right? Original price was $49.95, and they were 40% as well - so about $30 for those!

Overall, a wonderful first Black Friday experience!

missha perfect cover bb cream.

I finally purchased a bb cream! I've always wanted to try it but never got around to it. So when Missha was having a promotion for a free Perfect Cover BB Cream, I signed up right away! All I had to do was pay shipping...and wait three weeks because of the power outages at their warehouse due to the snowstorm. 

When I first started looking into bb creams, Missha only had two shades of this particular product. Now they have five shades, and I wasn't sure which one would be the best match. After careful deliberation and googling swatches, I decided on #27, honey beige, because it seemed the most suited for my yellow undertones. In my opinion it's always better to be too dark than too light for foundations and such!

The packaging I like a lot - it's a tube with a pump, which is always useful and sanitary. The bb cream has somewhat of a strong fragrance, which I don't mind all that much but those with sensitive noses might. The coverage is light, which is what I am looking for since I don't have blemishes, only some uneven skin tone and a bit of redness. I have normal to combination and sensitive skin, and this bb cream suited my skin type pretty well. It didn't leave my skin feeling greasy or anything at all. I would probably repurchase this product, but I might try some other bb creams as well! Any recommendations? 

November 17, 2011

a wet wednesday.

It was quite gloomy today, but Jeff and I made the most of it! I had to go run an errand in the city today so we drove back to Boston. We grabbed lunch at our favorite ramen place, Sapporo Ramen! Took a nap afterwards...haha. When we awoke, we met up with Jeff's mom, brother, and his wife at the mall and I bought a couple things. We had grilled cheese and tomato soup at Cheeseboy after which was pretty good. I bought a new pair of sunglasses to replace the ones I broke weeks ago, and these Revlon Color Burst Lip Butters I've been looking for! I really like them.

November 10, 2011

backstage at victoria's secret.

So the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show was today, and I just spent the last hour looking through the threads on theFashionSpot. Now comes the waiting for the show to air on CBS...

1. Julia Stegner, aka my favorite model in the whole wide world, only got one outfit. She's always gotten two. I'm very disappointed.
2. Sui He walked for the first time this year and she looked gorgeous in her outfits! I was surprised at how pale she was, but nonetheless beautiful. I'm all for Asians on the runway.

November 02, 2011

let them eat cake.

A Marie Antoinette-inspired wedding shoot! Probably not what I would have for my wedding decor, but it's still a fun idea :)

November 01, 2011

new in november.

I've been a little slow on the updates lately - nothing much has happened, even with Halloweekend behind us. Originally I had planned on dressing up, but the random snowstorm on the east coast changed my mind. 

Jeff and I realize we spend too extravagantly. Actually we always knew that but we never take it seriously because we like to enjoy ourselves a lot. So I decided to go on yet another shopping ban for this month. No personal purchases over a certain amount (so I can still buy magazines), and limiting the eating out as well. 

As well as limiting the money spending, I really need to get my act together in the area of school. The people close to me know how unhappy I was during my first couple years of college, and taking a break was a good idea. But I'm nearly 21 and would really like to get back on track with school and graduate! 

Well, here's to new goals for the month.
Words of encouragement would be appreciated!

October 27, 2011

"nothing bad could happen to you in a place like this."

The Tiffany Suite at the Saint Regis Hotel. Oh how I would love to stay here one day! At $8500 a night, it ain't cheap.

[photo credit - the glamourai]

October 26, 2011

style nanda.

A bit overdue, but these are the purchases I made from the online store Style Nanda! I was really excited about my purchases because they were items that I liked a lot. Don't you love the giant Rottweiler top? I got a oversized red cardigan because you can never have too many cozy knits for winter. I also got this bag that's very similar to the Rocco. They threw in a free nail polish in my order, which was very nice! The only downside is the shipping cost - $20 for purchases under $100, $10 for purchases under $200, but free over $200. The shipping was super fast though considering it's Korea, and I would highly recommend this site :)

October 19, 2011


I probably go to Target a little too much. Even if I have nothing to buy, I always find something! One of my ex-roommates had these slippers and I tried them on once and they were super comfortable. I always resisted buying them but I finally gave in. I've tried a few of e.l.f.'s studio products before and they weren't bad for their price, so I thought I'd try a couple more. 

October 18, 2011

if the shoe fits...

I love shoes. Even if I don't wear them, they're still pretty to look at. Shoes = Art. The five pairs that I've gotten this month. 

1. Jeffrey Campbell
2. Forever 21 
3. H&M 
4. and 5. Charlotte Russe

Which one's your favorite?