Saturday, January 29, 2011

today's look: in CND

I've received these CND samples to review
SpaPedicure Marine Salt Scrub and Colour & Effects nail polishes in
Raspberry Parfait #519, Eclectic Purple #536, Plumville #534, and Violet Shimmer #558

When I received these beauties all I could say was "Wow I LOVEEE THEM!"
They were essential needs for any girls and/or women.
Style finishes off with eclectic nail colors and arts
to add more perfection: we need scrub to polish and make our feet and hands gentle/smooth

this is Raspberry Parfait #519 the one marked in star
and Violet Shimmer #558
CND says that this is just like how we get dressed up
"Colours are the clothes-Effects the accessories."
So play it however you'd like to get dressed up in your own unique and personal styles
the one I've got is the Shimmer category for "more dramatic" effects.
the Raspberry color was very adorable and sweet reminding me of sweet 16
it's bright enough but not like HOT pink if that makes sense to you? ;)
it had been picked as allure's editors choice award
I can get the feel why this has claimed the winner throne and marked the best color.
the violet shimmer was very romantic.
it had this aura that made the colours appear way different than just the colours by themselves.
with this effect ON, the colours become mysteriously beautiful like in the fairy tale mood

This is the Plumville #534 the one on the very right from the third line from the very below
My grandmother applied this color for her pedicure with me
this color was more mature plum shades than the brighter ones
sophisticated and very charming

this Eclectic Purple was very feminine and attractive to me
and I loved all of these bottle shapes
they were ergonomically designed so they were easy to reach to and hold in palm of hand with comfortable grip
There are 50+ colors to choose from at

The brush made it so easy to apply and that's why my grandmother & I liked them even more
the brush made the full, even, and smooth coats of application
the colors of course were all so gorgeous
and if you want darker and the colors to last a little longer, two thin coats are needed
but I applied once and they looked so great!
they dry really fast and CND's benefits are the 3 frees-no toluene, formaldehyde, or DBP (Dibutyl Phthalate)

*Turn bottle upside down & roll between your palms to blend the colors

Colour- .33 fl oz bottle $9.00 / $11.30 CA
Effect- .33 fl oz bottle $11.00 / $13.80 CA

First off I wanted to apologize that I hadn't had my digital camera or DSLR with me to provide higher resolutions, but with that strong lighting my galaxy s was best I could find!
my grandmother took these photos while I was still painting and drying my nails
afraid of getting them marked by wrong movement
so the above picture is with the colour & effect altogether
pinky, middle: Plumville
ring and index: eclectic purple
thumb: raspberry parfait

left: colour & effect both
right: only colours

the difference is of course more luminosity and shimmering
and the colours became more violet aura added+
I love wearing different colors for different fingers for mixed look
next time I'm trying to paint all of my nails in Raspberry Parfait and add black nail polish to make some leopard print nail art :) If I do, then I'll upload those pictures of course

FIRSTLY the smell is awesome
I think I can fall asleep right away at this hour (it's 7:52 PM here) after I've just washed off my scrub
SECONDLY the color:
this is also purple + blue-ish beautiful shades
I feel like I'm at the beautiful ocean
able to see the clear water to see the fishes and lively animals swimming across my feet
THIRD: the polish
it wasn't too rough as I'd expected from the "Salt Scrub"
I had to stir the contents before use and then to scrub it all over my foot & leg (dry your foot and lower leg!)
It instructed for me to massage for about 3-5 minutes. I did it for about I think.. 2-3 minutes
but still I got the best results I could.
LASTLY the finish feel

and after I've used it says on the paper that it can be used all over my body as well
tomorrow the first thing I'll do is to put this in my personal locker at the spa I go to daily

it is so smooth and today I've got my new platforms and walked in that 4 inches all day long
so i had a tired feet
now i don't see that rough lines occurring from wearing heels
but instead i've got such gentle and grease-less touch of skin

it sure had exfoliated out my dead skin cells
just love so much about these key ingredients of Mineral and Dead Sea Salt, Sunflower Seed Oil and Vitamin E

the price is $43.50 US/ $52.40 Canadian for 18 oz

[image credits & thanks to Creative Nail Design and Red-PR]

to find your perfect shades go visit Creative Nail Design at to find nearest distributor

Thursday, January 20, 2011

first giveaway: Hard Candy

I am happy to announce that we have a first giveaway!
Please read the post below "Today's look: in Hard Candy" where I wrote a review of products I received from Hard Candy.
If you did, then you now know that I had received mermaid teal mascara, plumping serum lip gloss & glittering silver eyeshadow for reviews.
Now Hard Candy is giving these exact same three products to one lucky winner!

All you have to do is follow all of these 4 instructions:
1. Follow my blog here on google connect & on bloglovin (sign up is easy!)
2. Follow Hard Candy's facebook and/or on twitter
3. Follow in facebook and/or on twitter
4. write in comment: your email address and in about one good sentence tell us why you would like to win these hard candy products :)

Good luck to everyone
this event is opened to all U.S. and Canada residents.
The event will be closed down on the 28th of January.
One lucky winner will be picked randomly.
I am so excited to share such amazing products with you my followers & readers !
1,000 lashes-fiberized lash weave mascara in mermaid teal

Eye Def

Plumping Serum- Fat Pout Lip Gloss
(1 lipgloss- read my review post right below this to see the color for yourself!)

all product images from

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

today's look: in Hard Candy

You can find Hard Candy in Walmart
Every item is within $10 or less
with an affordable price like this you wouldn't believe how amazing the colors are in variety and in cute forms
I've received glittering eyeshadow, plumping lip gloss and mermaid teal mascara
the colors were all eye-catchy and so I LOVE them of course
for the lip gloss, i applied some concealer on first and applied the plumper after
look at that naturally glowy and pouty lips
it has this breezy kind of numb-y feel like all the plumping gloss do
it feels like you are getting volumized lips by instance

the shadow, i thought it will be too much if i applied and brushed it with that liner
so i applied tiny dots across my eyelids and applied it with my shadow brush
therefore i got glittery shade just about in right amount

you can't really see it clearly in the pictures
but i applied mermaid teal mascara on one side
and on the other side i applied my originally black mascara first and then put on teal
both were about the same in color effect
teal color wasn't too bright to make you look costume-y for Halloween
but it was just a little add of pop color to brighten up the day look
the brush was thick reminding me of BadGal from Benefit which is one of my favorites
i love volumizing mascara for the fuller effect
it makes your eyes look bigger and clearly showing your eye colors

1,000 lashes-fiberized lash weave mascara in
divine purple, underground brown, primer,
midnight black, mermaid teal (mine), lush green,
indigo blue, heart throb pink


eye def-high def glittering cream eye shadow

plumping serum-fat pout lip gloss

all american girl, cake walk, dunes, girl next door, girly girl, jellyfish, life preserver, material girl, nude beach, pink lady, uptown girl





all product images from
check out their official page and go check out the colors for yourself at Walmart! :)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sunday Girl: acuteobsession

meet Ashley my last but certainly not the least girl of the 1st contest winner
is filled up with her romantic & lovely styles
for today's picks I wanted to show some "pure" side too so picked some clean furniture, art and polished designs mostly
thank you all for participating in my contest and keep coming back to my blog often
to see more events coming soon!!! :)
[Cyrilla Daybed $2,800 at
French Connection $140-> $95.00
Love rose by Carol Lynch $350 mixed media

[Boom-Mirror Shelf with Vase $95.00
Lancillotto throw-Missoni Collection $406
Luxurious Lavender Lovers Gift Basket $39.95
City Slicker Cocktail Ring $48
Angel Jackson studded sequin satchel-pewter $425
Erin Kleinberg spring 11 lookbook]

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Saturday Girl: cookiebyme

meet my Saturday Girl Gabriele from cookiebyme
her style is always so cute, edgy & sophisticated :)
I was so into evening parties, dresses, heels and the decorating parts
so mostly picks today for cookiebyme are inspired from this mood
click to go visit her blog for more!

[French Connection luck be a lady dress $95 -> $47.00
Erin Kleinberg fall 10 collection lookbook
ferm living stem vases $47.50
Courtney Pendant Lamp $625
preloved Chanel stud & charm kitten heels $135]

Rectangle Black Bronze Watersnake-R&Y Augousti handbags $295 -> $265
Songmoss from Olsen Haus $270
Classic Combination Dress $72.99

Friday, January 14, 2011

Friday Girl: cocoandvera

meet Cee from cocoandvera
her looks are glamorous, polished and so sweet
her photographs make you wonder if this is a personal blog or a feature on such trendy magazine spreads
you'll definitely love her style and will feel her passion in fashion

[Cinnamon Caramel Macaron 4 in a pack of $8 at
r-68fs Alex Sepkus ring at
Hand crafted rain boots $179.00 in two colors picks at
Ink-Giada $190 at
Bvlgari 8075 Black $182.00 at]

[DreamLand $700
Blumarine watch $174 at
Laura Mercier Mineral Primer $30 at
Terra Cotta Bag at
preloved Chanel roseblack reversible drawstring tassel bag $820-> $595 at]

Thursday, January 13, 2011

today's look in: revitalash pt. 2

remember this post when I received mascara, revitalash, and revitabrow for reviews?
well two weeks have passed now and I'm finally ready to tell you my experience
honestly, i hadn't used every single day for all of those products
but i tried to use revitalash as much as i could (i mean the days, not the applying times)
i've used about a week (two days and i forgot the other day and then the other day because it was too late...etc.)
so far i loved the revitalash and mascara
before my lash was about 4 mm (might be longer than that but measuring it with your 30 cm ruler is too hard)
and now even though i hadn't used every single day for two weeks to notice,
my eyelashes still grew and became 7 mm.
as you can see here, my eyelashes look fuller than before.
so the lengthening isn't the only effect i found

mascara: it doesn't clump (one of you asked!)
those  mascaras which do clump, they make your eyelashes look so full like as if you have applied the fake eyelashes
this one is very smooth when you apply so it doesn't feel that sharp but more like a roller
the color was very natural (not fake-y)
so if you go for natural looks, then this is your type!

revitabrow, i just started using it since yesterday
i loved how all the products were so easy and smooth to apply
and i'm sure in a matter of time, i'll see my eyebrows in more naturally fuller effects
(you know some parts of eyebrows need retouch because the hair is all grown differently right?)
check out for more precise info.
hope my review helped to those of you who were interested in growing your eyelashes and in makeup products

photo diary part:
i love photography
and as many of your favorites, one of my daily readings is of course The Sartorialist
i've purchased this book few weeks ago and marked all of my favorite looks

follow my blog here on google connect,

Thursday Girl: fashionmugging

meet my Thursday girl: fashionmugging
she has a friendly smile & angelic beauty
her style is very versatile from
one day very casual the other day so vogue-ish
check out her blog for more of her looks

[Rebecca Minkoff python skinny jeans $195 at
affordable art at: "C" is for Chair by Susan Reed $375 mixed media at
Bohemian Sea Bead Expandable Wire Bangle Set $118 at
Military Belt Purse at]

[Les Nereides $160 at
Vanilla Rose Macaron 4 Pack $8 at
Oakley Goggles. Signature Series Pro Frame Limited Purple Haze $84.90
Ferca Gisella $220 - > $190 at
r-113rd3 Alex Sepkus at ]

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wednesday Girl: becauseyouarefashion

meet Erika from
she's a personal shopper and has a great sense of style
i love her chic, lovely and warm looks + her smile! :)
some picks of elegant and cozy must-have items:

[can customize your own personal jeans from indicustom with precise measurements and this is everyday skinny:
keiro coffee table $2,700 at
Triwa Purple Haze Chronograph $160 at]

[the circle bracelet $79 -> $47.40 at
multi thread-Megan Park pillows $240 -> $120 at
Don't be tardy for the cardi $109.99 at
Metier bag in Black from Crystalyn Kae $149.95 at
D-Lux Black and Tan colors at
the brownie dozen $20 at ]

Follow her blog for more inspirations!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tuesday Girl: nanajonesofficial

Meet my Tuesday girl :)
she is one of those people who followed all five of my instructions
(remember google connect, bloglovin, twitter, facebook, and linking me to your favorites?)
not only that, but she impressed me with her style that's so fabulous, bold and naturally chic
so from how I interpreted, this is my collage for nana jones' style inspirations
check out her blog at for more of her looks!
thought you would look great in effortlessly chic looks
never too much/too less but just about right with one eyecatchy item?
[claire's military star ring at
preloved Chanel Denim-blue fabric chain bag $1,350 -> $650 at
Erin Kleinberg's fall 10 lookbook at
Bubinga sunglasses $350 -> $210 at]

[top two photos are pictures of nana
one on the right: ByMalene Birger Harbour Dress $450 at
Limited Edition evening dress $529 -> $423.20 at
runway bow frame satchel $88 from Jessica Simpson Collection
Michael Michael Kors Pyramid-Stud Earmuffs $48 at
Ebony and Flow Dress $94.99 at
(animal friendly shop) allure shoe from Hearts of Darkness $90 -> $54 at
Pixie Boot from Vegetarian Shoes $99 at]

It's always great to find fashionable leaders to learn great styles from them :)
thanks for participating in my contest!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Monday girl: theversastyle

meet Annette from
she is one of the 7 contest winners!
check out her blog for more fearless & such one-of-a-kind style inspirations

[that beautiful coat is from Shop Heist: Isabel Marant-Blondy Coat call for price at
cute wedge from Shop Bop: Opening Ceremony-Fur Wedge Sandal Booties $520]

[Emporio Armani braceles $132 in white and black,
perfect for bohemian look: Alex & Ani constantine endless hoops $68,
Bolle phoebe violet $40.50 at]

[free and wild: Erin Kleinberg fall 10 collection lookbook,
Arbus Top $75,
black venom necklace-BeaValdes for CoutureLab $1,921 at
Angel Jackson rainbow disco jai satchel-bright $395 at]


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