...for the souls who love makeup and food!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Chanel takes you to Bondi Beach

The all-time classy Chanel takes you to Bondi Beach this summer with their summer 2010 collection. The only product that caught my eye was their super limited edition Aqualumiere Gloss called Bondi Beach (#727). I swatched the Aqualumiere (lipstick) in Bondi Beach on my lips and it did not show up -- totally blended in with my natural lip color.

Let me just tell you, Chanel's Glossimers and Aqualumiere Glosses are my new-found FAVORITE lipglosses. Somewhat trumps my beloved Shu Uemura gloss. I know Chanel glosses are $27 a pop but I don't buy gloss that often so I think it's worth it to find something you love AND will use up.

Here's an attempted swatch. Horrible lighting, I apologize.

You'll LOVE Chanel's Aqualumiere gloss in Bondi Beach IF you...
- love non-sticky glosses
- don't want a whole lot of color, just a sheer wash
- love peachy-colored glosses w/ a bit of gold shimmer
- get ecstatic about spending $27 on a gloss
- love the luxurious feeling of owning something Chanel (since their handbags are $$$)
- have a deep love for Australia (I studied abroad in Australia for half a year so owning a product named after the infamous Sydney beach just brings back awesome memories)


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

LOL #1: Asian Helper

I'm starting new things for my blog -- one of which is going to be a "LOL SERIES" about things that I randomly see that make me LOL. Or, for the unhip untechy folk, "laugh out loud."

Back in college, I used to live off of crab puffs (see previous post) as well as Tuna Helper and Hamburger Helper. Can I get a hell yeahhhh for Hamburger Helper's Stroganoff??! DELICIOUS.

In any case, I was grocery shopping the other night and I came across this:
Did I buy a box to try? No.
Will I buy a box? Tempting.
Will you?

CRAVE: Crab Puffs

Crab Puffs from Oriental Express in Tucson, AZ
(taken from my iPhone camera so quality is low)

What's a crab puff?

I have two answers for you:
2) Cream cheese and bits of immitation crab wrapped up and fried in a wonton skin. Served with a sweet 'n sour dipping sauce.

Crab puffs from Oriental Express can definitely be titled a staple college food for me when I was at The University of Arizona. I was obsessed with these! For a plate of 6 they're $2-3 -- I can't remember. BUT I do know for a fact that they're definitely worth it!

If you happen to be in Tucson, definitely check out Oriental Express and support the family who owns it! I ♥ OE!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


OKAY that was NOT how I envisioned my blog to be! I can't believe I haven't posted for a month! A MONTH! That's a long time!

I've been hoarding um...hauling a lot of beauty products as of late but haven't found anytime to post about them. I've taken so many pretty pictures of them (cosmetics porn?) and I just want to share them with you guys! I've also been eating a lot of tasty foods so I want to write about them and show you food pictures (yes...food porn).

At anyrate, I'll make it a goal to post at least 3-4 times a week. I leave you with a cute picture: My GUND Snuffles bear (his name is actually W'ffles [pronounced: waffles]) holding a 'Schnuki' (strawberry) cupcake from SweetieCups in San Francisco.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

30% OFF!


30% off for Friends and Family
Code: 1SFNF

What're you stockin' up on? Their infamous primer potion? Their awesome eyeliners? I think I'm caving and buying their deluxe shadow palette -- I've waited SO long for it anyway!

**fighting the urge to cave**

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


I can never say I have successfully "hit pan" on a makeup product before, but I can now! I was in a rush yesterday and my clutzy-self picked up my NEW compact of MAC's Shell Pearl (Liberty of London collection) and somehow it slipped from my fingers, hit the side of my sink, then plummeted to its death on my bathroom floor. Sigh.

I tried picking up the pieces that were still in big chunks and tried to salvage most of the powder without collecting up dust and hair (haha yes, ew...) from my bathroom floor. I'm not sure what to do with my compact yet. So far, the product is still in it's loose chunky pizza-like powder form, sitting in the compact. There will be a day where I drop it again, I know it!

What are my options?
1) Leave it as is...
2) Get a sifter jar, crush it up and use it as mineral makeup...
3) Re-press with rubbing alcohol -- but I'm scared this will alter the softness of the powder!

SIGH. I am quite sad.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

TAG - 40 Questions

Whatever happened to 21 questions? Hah! I guess there's too much to know in the "beauty world." I saw this tag on my favorite Canadian MUA, Jessica. She has super clean-cut and helpful videos on YT. Check her out!


-How many times do you wash your face daily?

-What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)
Combo but more so dry

-What is your current facial wash?
Shu Uemura's Clensing Oils

-Do you exfoliate?
Once a week with my Clarisonic

-What brand do you use?

-What moisturizer do you use?
Shu Uemura red:juvenus vitalizing retexturizing cream

-Do you have freckles?

-Do you use eye cream?
Yes! It's a must. Shu Uemura's red:juvenus vitalizing line reducing eye essence

-Do you or did you have acne prone skin?

-Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?


-What foundation do you use?
I'm trying out MUFE's HD foundation. But otherwise, since I don't need much coverage, I just stick to MAC's MSFN

-How about concealer?
MAC's Studio Sculpt Concealer in NW25

-Do you know your undertone color?
Yellow -- I'm Asian!

-What do you think of fake eyelashes?
They're fun but I hate the feeling of it blocking your vision!

-Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
Yes but sadly I do not adhere to that rule.

-What brand of mascara do you use?
Shiseido's Lasting Lift Mascara

-Sephora or MAC?
MAC -- hands down!!

-Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
DUDE, I WISH. Sigh :( Someone hook me up?

-What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
MAC, Sigma, Shu Uemura, and Bare Escentuals (for their bent eyeliner brush!)

-Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
Yes! I either use...
1. MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
2. Bare Escentual's Prime Time (for eyes)
3. Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden (I'm allergic to the original one!)

-What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
MAC's Satin Taupe

-Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
Pencil and gel!

-How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
Never. But now I probably will.

-What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
LOVE 'EM! But they're SUPER messy.

-Do you use mineral makeup?

-What is your favorite lipstick?
I don't have one...

-How about lipgloss?
Shu Uemura's Gloss Unlimited in PK382S

-What is your favorite blush to use?
Right now it's MAC's Ripe Peach blush ombre

-Do you buy your makeup on ebay?
Um, hell no.

-Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)

-Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
Yes! I want to take some MAC classes.

-Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
Depends! Usually no...

-Name a makeup crime that you hate?

-Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
I like neutral lips but as for eyeshadow, bring on the colors!!

-Which celebrity always has great make up?
I love Taylor Swift's cat eyes!

-If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item, what would you use?
Concealer. I can actually leave the house using no make up!

-Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
Of course. I do it all the time.

-Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
My boyfriend thinks so, haha!

-In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?

-What do you think of Makeup?
I love how it can change someone's look or cover up something that makes people feel self-conscious. And it's also damn expensive!

Anddd I'm off to Vegas. It's your turn to do this tag!