Thursday, May 31, 2012

Fashion To Figure: Solid Woven Scarf

Fashion To Figure is an online store that caters solely to plus-size women's fashion.
They have so many cute clothes and accessories.
Jessica was kind enough to give me the chance to review something from their online store.
Unfortunately, I don't fit into their sizes (otherwise, I would've gotten this one really cute dress).
But I was happy to shop in their accessories section.


I got the Solid Woven Scarf with Fringe for only $6.99.
I picked the royal blue color because it's so bright and vibrant.
It's also a color that I don't have in my scarves collection.


This scarf is very light weight. It's perfect for all seasons -- winter, spring, summer, and fall.
I know it looks kind of velvety in the picture but it's really more sheer in real life.
It's has the wrinkled look to it which I totally love!


Don't you just love the color?! I love how it just pops against the white.
And it also makes me look sun-kissed. Definitely a plus!
I would wear this with a simple tank and a tribal patterned maxi skirt.


More to come from Fashion To Figure! Be sure to check them out. :)

Will you be rocking scarves this summer season? I know I will!

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Ink Fad: Fake Tattoos

I FINALLY GOT A TATTOO!!! (i'm just kidding. my mom would kill me. LOL)
But I did receive 2 "fake tattoos" from

I used to be obssessed with fake tattoos when I was a little kid.
My siblings and I had different ones - cartoons, flowers, etc.
Ana was nice enough to give me the chance to review their one of a kind tattoos.
And let me tell you, it brought back so many memories...


She sent me 2 fake tattoos -- a dream catcher and one with an inspirational quote

How to apply:

1. The skin should be clean and free of oils and makeup.

2. Next, remove the clear, protective top sheet.

3. Then press the tattoo firmly onto clean, dry skin with the design facing down.
Hold a wet cloth against the back of the tattoo, press down and make sure to wet
it thoroughly. Wait 30 seconds and slowly peel-off the paper backing.

4. Gently rinse the image with water for best effect and allow the tattoo to dry
before touching or covering with clothing.


Dream Catcher Tattoo
7 x 14 cm

This reminds me of Miley Cyrus' tattoo.
It's pretty isn't it?


Dance in the rain tattoo
2.5 x 6 cm

This quote is so inspirational.
It's definitely better to just dance in the rain and accept life as it is.


I gave the "Dance in the rain" tattoo to my sister.
She wanted it to be on her wrist so that's where we put it.
I think it turned out really good. It actually look real both near and far.
The tattoo lasted her almost 2 weeks.
She took very good care of it. And she didn't scrub as much in that area when she showered.


This one is the "Dream Catcher" one.
I decided to put it by my rib cage in my back.
Unfortunately, it only lasted 4 days. :(
It all depends on where you apply it. Make sure you put it on a place where you don't sweat as much.
Also make sure that it's a part of your body where you don't move often.
This prevents the tattoo from cracking.

They're very easy to apply. It goes on smoothly. Make sure to lightly go over it with water after application for a more realistic feel.

Did you guys ever get fake tattoos when you were little?!

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Getting Ready: PROM Hair

Ah, guys!!! It's official. PROM is this Saturday.
I seriously cannot wait. But I need your guys' help with one thing -- A HAIRSTYLE
I want an updo just because it's a special occasion and it's the only time I'd actually get an updo.
Plus, my dress is open back so I don't want my hair to cover it.
I'm going for an OLD HOLLYWOOD LOOK.

I found 3 hairstyles that I really like.
They look pretty simple to do. I just can't decide which one I want.
Will you guys help me?

Skip to 4:46 for the finished look.

"Twist and Pull" Updo

This is the first look.
It looks more like a side bun.
I love her technique on how to make the bun. It's soooo cool.
I won't be adding a flower hair pin though.

Skip to 0:08 to 0:12.

Braided Updo

This one look really really pretty!
I love the braid that goes down all the way.
I also like the texture. There's something very elegant about it.

Skip to 0:04 to 0:10.

The "Faux Bob" Look

This one screams Old Hollywood don't you think?
I just love this hairstyle.
First off, it's simple to do. Just pin here, pin there.
And it goes perfect with the look I'm going for.

I really like the last look. But I also like the first 2 hairstyles.
I'm torn!!! Help?

What do you guys think? Which one should I do?

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Monday, May 7, 2012

GLAMOUR FASHION: caught looking good

Whether you're a boy or a girl, we all get those days when every clothing in our closet just doesn't look right.
God made us all different. We each have our own curves and we each have our own insecurities.

I personally don't like my legs.
No matter what exercise I do, it just doesn't seem like it's slimming down.
However, I still don't let that stop me from wearing shorts and dresses!

So today, I'm going to be sharing a girl's trusty guide to the perfect fitting dress:


1. If you're busty, go for a pretty neckline.

This one is definitely not for me.
But even though I don't have much in the chest area, I'm still drawn to dresses that has a pretty neckline.

2. If you're petite and curvy, always define your waist.

I love wearing dresses that cinches at the waist. It gives me a curvy shape.
It's also fun to accessorize it with cute mini belts.

3. If you're smaller on top, have fun with prints.

I am definitely a print kind of girl.
It gives the illusion that you're bustier than you normally are, which is good.

I hope you guys find these tips helpful. :)
Which one fits you the best?

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Ed Hardy Eye Shadow Palette


I got this eye shadow palette from a giveaway.
The moment I saw it, I immediately loved the colors.
Each of them are very pretty. And I love how they're all very shimmery.


These eye shadows are not that pigmented.
One thing I don't like about them is that it's quite difficult to get them on the brush.
The eye shadows are honestly kind of really solid.
It doesn't go on the brush in one swipe. You have to really dig in.


Here is a swatch of the whole palette. The colors don't really have names. (so I just decided to name them myself. haha)

1. Shining Silver
2. Snow White
3. Under the Stars
4. Marigold
5. Pink Rose
6. Copper
7. Muddy Princess
8. Dark Chocolate

As you can see, the shimmer is extremely noticeable.
It took a lot of application though for it to look like this.
It's long-lasting. I wore Marigold for my Sadie Hawkins Dance and it stayed on the whole night.


Although I really like the colors of this palette, I can't say I'm a fan.
If it wasn't given to me as a gift, I probably wouldn't try it.

Have you tried any Ed Hardy cosmetics?! How did you like it?

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