Monday, January 30, 2012

Crush Jewels

This beautiful aquamarine stone ring was purchased a while ago from Crush Jewels.
She has an Etsy shop and is also selling some of her jewelry on eBay.
They are handmade and some are made to order.

The sizing is a bit unfamiliar.
I usually wear a size 6 in stores like Aldo accessories and Forever21.
However, I would really need a size 4.5-5 for this particular ring.
The ring was too big for me at first, but they kindly let me mail it back
to be fixed. I received it back in about a week or 2... can't remember.
She gave me an extra pair of earrings! how kind!

The wire/ring is made of brass and is very strong and sturdy!
I'm trying to avoid mass produced jewelry and trying to buy things
that I know will last for a long time (and not rust :p)

They have a lot of lovely vintage/victorian pieces!

and the reason why I haven't been posting outfit photos...
well simply because I have been wearing the same things over and over again! lol
I can never live without my mini skirts in the winter or summer ><
left: grey shirt (Stitches), pink cardigan (, skirt (Urban Planet)
right: purple top (, sweater (H&M), skirt (

green top (, tank dress (H&M), leggings (Urban Planet)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Fresh Spring

Base: Sally Hansen Green Tea & Olive base coat
Colour: Nubar 'Purple Aster'
Polka Dots: Konad image plate M79
Glitter: CM diamond glitter
Top: Konad top coat

It took me days to finally get the right shot. The weather here is just plain horrible -.-
It's gloomy, raining, and barely any sun :(

This nail design was inspired by the lovely purple dress below :)
I can't wait until spring! I mean, look at all of these beautiful dresses!
I can't remember where I saw these photos >< I saved this a while ago.
It might be from Flare or Refinery29... >< or neither >>

I recently received a Travel & Leisure magazine.
I didn't read it yet but I enjoyed looking at these two pages :)
I'm currently dreaming of going to Sweden, what about you? :)

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

January Lustings ❄

01 Rodin Lip Balm . 02 Ciate Sugared Almonds . 03 Badger Cuticle Care 
04 Ciate Tweed & Tails . 05 Diane von Furstenburg . 06 Ciate Cookies & Cream 
07 Badger Sleep Balm . 08 Old Navy blouse . 09 Ciate Cream Tea

The Old Navy blouse is no longer sold online, but if anyone knows where
I can get something that is very similar, please let me know!! I am on the
hunt for a nice green blouse :)

Has anyone ever seen a real life badger? I searched them up on Google
and was quite sad that they weren't as adorable as I would have hoped XD

I've never tried Ciate's nail polishes. I am in love with 'Cream Tea' #9.
All of the colours listed will be great for Spring! :)

I am also in love with this bag <3 I found it on eBay.
You can purchase it here :)
Warning: made of real leather/suede

Hope you're all having a nice weekend! :)
I'll be posting up a new nail design in a few days :)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sensual Lace

Base: Sally Hansen Green Tea & Olive Base coat
Colours: Nubar 'Elegant Indigo' (ring finger), Nubar 'Raspberry Truffle' (rest)
Design: Konad plate M71
Top: Konad top coat

I have to say... Nubar has been my favourite nail polish brand, in
terms of consistency and choice of colours for the past year!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

As much as I would...

like to post something rather interesting...
I do have things I want to share but do not have the time to necessarily
put it together at the moment >< I'm starting school again and it will be
very hectic for me! stressed already -.-

I made this sometime this week for breakfast. I'm sorry for making
some of you drool over my amazing food :p but I'm someone who
NEEDS to eat breakfast and I want to make it as enjoyable as I
possibly can, while still being very healthy! I eat this 4-5 days a week
and it usually isn't with a bagel, but just toasted bread... the bagel
is special because my mom buys them randomly, but this tastes the
best with the bagel to be honest... either way it's healthy and yummy :)

The strawberries are special too, because I usually get to eat them on
the weekends, or 1 day of the week. I live with 6 other people so I mean...
I wish I could have all the strawberries, but that would be rather selfish :p

I haven't been posting any outfit photos because I either keep forgetting
or the weather is just plain horrible -.- I love my natural lighting and I've
been quite busy with school this past week, trying to figure out my schedule.

Here's a song I am currently addicted to :D
and honestly, I'm glad we have Bruno Mars.
Is it just me or I haven't seen or heard from a 'good' singer in a while?
To me, the songs out there all sound very similar and there's nothing
'fresh' that really makes me listen to something over and over again ><
(and I want good lyrics too... I mean legit... not repetitive words -.-)

I know there are a lot of good singers out there and I'm not saying
that there aren't. Any suggestions?

I'm also on instagram and post photos quite often. Here are just a few :)
The first photo was when I was still in the Netherlands.

Ric bought me this BOO pin from Disney in Paris :D
because it looked like me... when I was younger lol

I had the sushi (technically kimbap) for lunch today :)
in my awesome Tarepanda lunch box :p

hope you're all having a lovely weekend :)

Friday, January 06, 2012

Love. Sparks

First nail design for 2012! :)
I had no idea what to do honestly, but this is what I ended up with :)

Base: Sally Hansen Green Tea & Olive base coat
Tip Colour: OPI 'Significant Other Color'
Rose Design: Konad image plate M65
Glitter: OPI 'Rainbow Connection'
Top: Konad top coat

This design is great for Valentine's Day ;p

Hope you're all having a great start to the new year :)
I'm sick :(

(4:36pm) Dinner anyone?! :p nom nom nom

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Vapour Organic Beauty Bronzer: Mirage

I first heard about Vapour Organic Beauty about a year ago.
I'm always looking for organic/natural beauty products. I have been
trying to finish what I already have before purchasing more 'makeup'.
They had a sale during Thanksgiving and I thought, Why not? :p
I only purchased a bronzer, lip gloss(for a friend), and a sample kit.

I have never used bronzer before and have been trying to find something
that would be convenient, natural, and easy to use. I came across the
Solar Translucent Bronzer from watching some YouTube videos and
looking around on their official website.

This product is great for traveling. I have been searching for non-liquid
makeup formulas mainly for traveling because it's just more convenient
and less hassle :p I hate taking stuff out of my bag all the time during
airport security. It can get quite annoying and sometimes I feel like I might
even forget or leave behind something (even though there's a small chance).

I do enjoy using this but I think I need to use it more to get used to it.
There is a scent, but it's not overpowering and smells quite nice. I did
notice that it some how helped to balance out my oily cheeks throughout
the day. My face didn't look as oily as usual after many hours outside.

Solar Translucent Bronzer (Mirage)
- the lightest bronzer shade they have

- convenient/portable/easy to use
- don't need brushes to use the product
- lovely colour, blends quite nicely
- can easily build up the colour
- gives me a nice subtle glow without using any blush
- great for the cold weather when you have slightly drier skin
- doesn't make my face oily, quite moisturizing (I have combo/oily skin)
- recyclable packaging

- doesn't last all day
- you may or may not like the scent (I think it's fine)
- packaging is a bit bulky for the amount of product you
  get, but then again, it's easier to hold in your hands...
- looks a tiny bit orange to me, no?

$34 but you can definitely get it for less when there are sales :)

The lovely ingredients list :) and look at that hot pink peeking outside of the box! :p

I am definitely looking forward to trying more of their
products, especially their concealer and foundation :)

Monday, January 02, 2012

Scheveningen, a Fox, and slippers

I'm sure most of you in the Netherlands will know where this is :)
These are some photos I took in Scheveningen (in The Hague).
I've been there 3 times so far and would love to go there again every time I visit NL.

There is also an Aquarium near the beach along the side of the shops and restaurants.
The aquarium is called Sea World (I think >>) and is very much over priced >> 15 euro...
over priced because it's very small >> I made a video and will upload it onto YouTube soon...
I'll post it up when it's uploaded probably later in the week :)

I also purchased 2 small handbags at the Primark in Zaandam (beautiful city).
I believe they were around 7-10 euros each?

and 2 Christmas gifts I truly cherish :p
The fox handbag was gifted by Ric and the slippers from his sister :)

I went out for Dim Sum with my family this morning and after all that yummy goodness, we
went to a small Asian mall to buy some printer ink. They had a 'dollar' store there and look
what I found... >> a Charlie Chaplin whiteout/correction fluid =p awesome right? =p

Hope you all had a wonderful New Year's Eve :)
I was able to spend new year's in the Netherlands, Rome, and Canada :p
although I didn't enjoy the 14/15 hours of traveling time :(
and of course... Happy New Year :)

I am back home and the blogging begins :p

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