Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Go Bananas!

Here is another random food/magazine post :p sorry, I just like to share random
things I have an interest in... don't know why I'm saying sorry lol :p

The classic iced tea would be great for picnics and barbeques! yum :)

and does this not look delicious!? Check out Food Network's Healthy
Foil Packet Recipes for the Grill HERE :) they have some good ideas.

Are you a fan of red skin potatoes? I am :) especially when they
are roasted with garlic, salt and pepper :) yummy :) drooling yet?
and of course a somewhat healthy dessert for all ages :) you can't really see
the text so I'll explain how you would do this :)

☆ Microwave 4 ounces of chopped chocolate until melted
☆ Stir in 2 tsp. of vegetable oil (let it cool slightly)
☆ Trim 1 end of 6 peeled bananas
☆ Skewer and dip in the chocolate
☆ Prop up in a glass and freeze for 2 minutes
☆ Roll in/on the toppings and freeze for 4 hours

What would you add on yours?
I would add muesli, dried strawberries, and crushed walnuts :p
and for the type of chocolate... maybe a semi-sweet type... I don't
know much about chocolate, but nothing too sweet :) I'm going to
try to make this and maybe post about it sometime ;)

Current favourite Korean song :)

Monday, May 28, 2012

Current favourite cleanser+toner

Earlier this month, I attended the America's Next Top Model Live show in Toronto.
There was a booth next to where I was working selling products from Arbonne, a Swiss
based skincare company. I received some samples and the one thing that stood out the
most for me was their FC5 range Purifying Cleanser+Toner for oily/combo skin.

When I first used this cleanser, I noticed a difference immediately. It has been the only
cleanser so far that has removed some of my blackheads, quite effectively. Of course, I
still get blackheads after the next day etc. but it helped to clear my skin/pores better than
any other I have tried thus far in my life :p

I'm sorry for the slightly blurry photos, my camera won't focus properly for some reason...
I will have to figure it out =\ but I've been thinking of selling my current DSLR for the
Canon G12... I haven't officially decided yet (if it would be smart >>).

I decided to order the full size :) it ranges from $24-28 and is quite a decent size, which
should last for more than 4 months. You only need to use a small amount.

I had this very stubborn blackhead on my nose about a week ago. I was still using up
a sample. After 2 days of using the cleanser, the area where the blackhead was, cleared
up and I was very relieved :p You can check out their website HERE (their FC5 range).
They also have their main line of products, directed more towards anti-aging and a good
range of makeup, fragrances, body care :)

I've noticed that my skin has been very dehydrated, especially at night. This cleanser
doesn't really help with moisture, but I always use a night time moisturizer to keep my
skin hydrated. I wish the cleanser/toner was more hydrating after washing it off. It doesn't
really leave my skin feeling tight or anything, just not enough hydrated.

I don't find the need to use a separate toner after this, my skin looks pretty good :)

The formulas are developed in Switzerland, but are made in the United States.

The inner packaging of the box is lovely too :)

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Where is my ticket to Hawaii!?

Base: Sally Hansen Green Tea & Olive base coat
Colour: Priti Polish 'September Charm'
Design: Konad image plate M57 (one of the flowers)
Top: Konad Top Coat

This flower/design reminded me of Hawaii :p
I visited Hawaii with my family when I was 12 and I wouldn't mind going again :)
I added a small green leaf next to the flowers today... I thought they were missing
something, but I'll probably do a similar design in the future. I'm thinking of doing
designs inspired by magazine editorials. I think that would be interesting and will
hopefully encourage me to be more creative :p

I'm also loving this skirt from Style Nanda :)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

May finds :)

This lovely bag from Aldo was on sale for $22 :)
The chain is a bit long and not adjustable, so I'll have to remove some of the links.

I found this lovely purple top, with a unique cutout back at Urban Planet.
Now I just need to find the right bra to wear with this =\

I've been looking for a new book to read. My friend let me borrow 3 of her books.
One of which is by Stephen Fry :) I'm enjoying this book, it's funny and random :)

I am currently addicted to 2 (still airing) Korean Dramas :p
Queen InHyun's Man and The King 2 Hearts <3
I've seen over 200 KDramas, so I'm quite picky... if I like them, then they
must be special :p maybe I'll do my top 10 KDramas from last year :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Zara May 2012

Some of my favourite pieces from their May 2012 collection.
I hope I can still see some of these pieces in stores during July :p
If only they had more petite sizes :( sometimes their xs skirts are still quite big on me ><

Monday, May 21, 2012

Korres Raspberry Liquid Lipsticks

I found this liquid lipstick trio from Winners for $10!
I was happy to find a more natural brand at such a great deal :p
I've been looking for a natural red lip colour and I think I may have found the one :p
I posted a photo of myself wearing the red on Instagram.

These liquid lipsticks apply very easily and are also very cooling! It made my lips feel
very hydrated, almost 'wet' like. Sometimes I was afraid of it bleeding, because of the
hydrating feeling. It did not feather or bleed while I was wearing the soft pink and the
red for several hours. They won't last that long if you were to eat and drink. These will
probably last for 3-5 hours before having to touch up a bit. I wouldn't mind reapplying
these because they are very comfortable and hydrating! :)

Colours from left to right: 13 Soft Pink, 28 Berry, and 56 Red

Sunday, May 20, 2012

refreshing shade of red

Top: H&M
Skirt: Dynamite
Bag: Zipia
Belt: Ardene

Sorry, this isn't the most clear/best nail design photo ><
I simply can't be arsed to take another :p
Base: Sally Hansen Green Tea & Olive base coat
Colour: China Glaze "Beauty and the Beach"
Design: Konad image plate M35 bubbles
Top: Konad top coat

[May21st] Maybe I'm not so cruel after all :)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

the scents of 'Florence'

I'm on a roll with my outfit posts :)
I went out with a friend today, visited Anthropologie and Value Village.
I found a perfume I liked at Anthropologie, by a brand called Tocca :)
Their 'Florence' scent is lovely <3

Printed top: Forever21
Blazer: Urban Planet
Cropped trousers: Romwe.com
I wore my 4" beige/nude wedges/sandals with this outfit :)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

inspirational colours

I took these photos from the Living etc. magazine from their March 2012 issue.
I love looking through interior design, food, and design magazines.
They're inspirational and makes me look forward to the future.

I recently purchased a bubble/dome shaped umbrella from Modcloth.com,
so I can't wait to receive it in the mail :p something similar to the 2nd last
photo, but in a teal :)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

a beautiful sunny day

Top: Suzy Shier
Skirt: H&M
Bag: Zipia.net

Sunday, May 13, 2012

the little stars from afar

Finally had the chance to wear this lovely blouse I bought from Chicwish.com :p
I love how it moves with the wind :p and I don't think I'll be doing a nail post this
week because I smudged the design on one of my nails >> and it's not one of my
favourites anyway >> You can have a peak at it in the photo below :p

Friday, May 11, 2012

H&M Fall 2012 sneek peak

Some of my favourite looks from the H&M Fall 2012 lookbook :p
I am loving that burgundy skirt! :p and the mustard yellow sweater :)

I did a little shopping today with a friend, so I'm just figuring out how I'm going
to share some amazing pieces I found :p I might do some spring outfit posts :)

Friday, May 04, 2012

America's Next Top Model Live

The America's Next Top Model Live Event wasn't as exciting as I thought it would be :(
I didn't get the chance to see the models from the All Star episode. I think there were only
5 of them that attended the show? I DID pick up some info/samples. I discovered a new
skincare brand, Arbonne (FC5 range). They are a Swiss skincare line, with the use of fresh
cell technology, organic ingredients from fruits & vegetables, and they are also vegan :)
I can't wait to try out the samples! Nichole, the lovely representative/national vice president
gave me a generous amount of samples to try, including a makeup primer! :)

Here is what I wore for the day while working :p I wish I could do a nice full shot with
my sandals/wedges :( I'll try to do more outfit posts in the summer :p (going to ask Ric
to take photos for me, haha) I've been waiting for the chance to wear these black trousers
from H&M. They fit perfectly on me and the length is just right! for a 5'1 girl like me :(

Thursday, May 03, 2012

more nails for you :)

Base: Sally Hansen Green Tea & Olive Base Coat
Colour: Nubar 'Gem'
Design: feathers (M77) lace (M57) Konad image plates
Top: Konad top coat

I'll be attending the America's Next Top Model Live event tomorrow!
Not sure what it's all about because I think this is the first time they've had it?
I could be wrong... but never really heard of it in the past years =\ hmm

It's extremely hot this week >< 25-30 degrees!? wth -.-
The weather is seriously messed up in Toronto! :(

Because of the sudden hot weather here and there, so many people are sick
with seasonal allergies >< I went to an Asian doctor yesterday morning, and
he gave me some herbs/teas to drink. It has helped quite a bit :) yay

Super random but I am craving for a grilled salmon and avocado burger -.-

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

bronzed lilac

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

ah super busy this week >< I did this design last Saturday and it is still holding up pretty well :)
Not much to post at the moment >< I will share more later :p I have been working and being
infested with allergies :( I've had my cough for about a month now and I'm really hoping that
it will go away by next week ><

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