Friday, June 29, 2012

IMATS Los Angeles -- Part 1

Hi Guys!!!
So as promised, I am going to be taking you guys with me to my IMATS experience last Saturday.
I tried my best to put the pictures in order for those of you who didn't get to go.
That way you can see it from the beginning to the end.

Now, this is only the first part. I took TONS and TONS and TONS of photos so don't tell me I didn't warn you.

I hope you guys enjoy! Let's get started...

The line was super long when I got there. But surprisingly, it wasn't much of a wait which was good.
I did not want to stand in the heat for too long.

Checking in. :]

Their brushes are SUUUUUPER soft!

I loved their collar necklace. I am totally kicking myself for not getting it!

Frankenstein in the making. Cool huh?

More to come...
Stay tuned for Part 2!

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

SUGARLIPS® Paisley Park Dress

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SUGARLIPS® Apparel - Paisely Park Dress

Super comfy and airy.
Love the paisley pattern.
White on denim color.
Has a Bohemian feel.
Fast shipping. Great packaging.

I wore this to IMATS Los Angeles in Pasadena last Saturday, June 23rd.
It made it easy for me to walk/move around in.
It was a bit too big on me so I had to pin it in the back but the length was perfect.

More to come from my IMATS 2012 experience...

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

E.L.F. -- Eyebrow Kit


E.L.F Eyebrow Kit

Create brows that are fuller, thicker, and more defined! The pigmented wax defines and shapes brows and the color complementing setting powder keeps them looking arched and perfected. The doubled sided taklon brush has one side to help arch your brows while the other side aids in filling them in. This duo provides lasting color definition for a naturally beautiful look.


This was given to me as a Christmas gift from my sister.
I've been using it for quite sometime now and I absolutely love it.
I am pretty light skinned with dark brown hair so my sister got me the "light" eyebrow kit.
It's very easy to apply and it's long-lasting.
It also blends and covers really well.
It's very light, not heavy on the eyebrows at all.


I use the wax (darker side) to shape and define my eyebrows.
Then I apply the settling powder
(lighter side) afterwards.
Applying this is super simple. It's not messy at all and it takes at least 3 minutes.


Here is a swatch of the wax and the settling powder.

I use this eyebrow kit everyday. The same as my MAC concealer, I cannot leave the house without applying this product to my eyebrows. It's definitely a must for me.
It leaves me eyebrows looking fuller while still looking natural.
This is one of my absolute favorite products so I will definitely repurchase.

Have you guys ever tried the E.L.F. Eyebrow kit? How did you like it?

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Friday, June 15, 2012

DIY: Denim Vest

This summer, the trend that I have been seeing a lot lately are DENIM VESTS.
Many celebs have been sporting it around town while running errands or spending time with their family and friends.


Sienna Miller, Whitney Port, Rihanna...


Kim Kardashian, Emmy Rossum, Sienna Miller (yet again)...


Ciara, Jessica Szohr, Blake Lively...


Ashley Tisdale, and Jessica Alba.

There are many ways to dress up a simple denim vest.
As you can see, these stylish celebs wore them with summer dresses, jeans, leggins, skirts, and maxi dresses.
It's a very versatile type of clothing. It goes with absolutely anything.
That's why I was convinced to buy my own.

You can buy denim vests pretty much at any store.


If you are looking for a more affordable vest, Forever 21 and Gap offers a variety of choices.
They usually range between $20-$30.


Territory Ahead, Urban Outfitters, and JCrew are more on the expensive side.
However, I'm sure that they are of very good quality. If you ask me, I would definitely think about investing in something that will last me a long time.

However, if you are fasting from shopping, there is a way.
You don't have to spend a dime if you DIY'ed your own personal denim vest!
Which is exactly what I did...


I've had this cropped jean jacket since I was in 4th grade.
I recently found it on my stack of old jackets and I decided to cut the sleeves off to make into a denim vest.


What you will need:

• an old jean jacket
• a pair of sharp scissors


Start out by making a small slit under the sleeves -- the armpit part.
Make sure to cut the cloth one sid at a time right at the seam. Don't cut both sides at the same time or else it won't be clean.


Here is the finished look! I really like how it turned out.
It looks just like the ones sold at your local clothing store. And I didn't even spend one penny.

I hope you guys found this DIY helpful.

How do you guys feel about Denim Vests? Would you invest in a good quality vest or just DIY your own?

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