Tuesday, October 30, 2012

101 Beauty Tips Every Girl Should Know: Tip 1

How is everyone's week going so far? I hope it's all well! I am happy to share I have got the job that I interviews for last week. I am not going to share where I work for safety reasons. But I am excited to work for a growing business. So if I don't post as often as I do, that is why. I work late hours so I don't get home until around 9:30 pm. Therefore most of my tweets and internet action will happen late night or early morning. I hope you all understand. Do you any of you have plans tomorrow for Halloween? I wish I could hand out candy with Shawn but I will be getting home so late. I want to wear my Wenda costume again! Below you will find pictures of Shawn and I on Saturday night! We went to Ivy Social Club. I highly recommend to those who are 25+. It was my first time there and I felt so young! I loved it! Usually I feel so old but I think I found the perfect club where I feel young again!

Forever 21 sweater, Jeans (not sure I will have to ask him), Party City Cane, Call It Spring shoes

Joe Fresh sweater (from Value Village, DKNY Jeans Skirt, Party City Thigh Highs, Forever 21 shoes

Hat and Glasses from eBay

1) Use a cream or milk cleanser to wash your face. Creams are less drying than gels.

I know this works really well for those who have normal to very dry skin. But I am not sure if it works on oily skin. I would assume it would but you would need to make sure it is oil-free. I am using the Cetaphil cleanser which is light and gentle on my skin.

I would like to thank Beauty High for these amazing tips. I do not take any credit for these amazing tips but I will continue to post every Tuesday and Thursday. I will try to blog in between those days as well depending on my schedule. Check out the original post on Beauty High!

Friday, October 26, 2012

101 Beauty Tips Every Girl Should Know: Tips 6 -> 2

I cannot believe I forgot to post yesterday. I apologize to those who were waiting. I got a last minute call yesterday for an interview this afternoon so I was prepping all last night. Part two of the interview is tomorrow morning so tonight I will be prepping for that. I hope you all understand. This weekend is Halloween weekend! I hope some of you got some fun weekend plans coming up! Me and Shawn are going clubbing for the first time in a long time. I don't even remember the last time me and Shawn went clubbing together. That is how long ago it was. This is when you know you are getting old. When you can't remember the last time you partied. Me and Shawn also need to carve a pumpkin. We plan to make the pumpkin on the far right (picture below).

6) The best way to get rid of ingrown hair is to exfoliate, "which rids the skin of dead cells and allows the hair to break through the surface" - Marlena Ramoy, Bliss Spa Esthetician

This is especially important if you wax any part of your body. If you don't want any ingrown hair, make sure you exfoliate. You can exfoliate with a dry brush before you shower and a loofah/body glove in the shower. I am currently using a dry body brush from The Body Shop.

5) Carrots are good for the hair. A healthy diet leads to a beautiful you.

I strongly believe in having a healthy diet to help improve your skin, hair and well-being. If you eat bad, you will look bad. If you eat good, you will look good. If you have trouble eating vegetables, try juicing them with fruits. I know RissRose2 on YouTube has some really great juicing ideas/videos.

4) "The best time to apply cream is after the shower, as the skin has been de-oiled." - Dr. Stephen P. Bracci

It is also a great time since your pores are open from the steam in your shower. The best creams are the body butters. I know The Body Shop has tons! I personally don't like body butters since I find that it leaves a heavy scent in my skin which I don't like. I use a special lotion made by Cetaphil for my eczema skin.

3) Replace mascara and liquid eyeliner after three to four months.

This is because the bacteria that is on your lashes and eyelids goes back into the mascara and eyeliner applicator. I learned this from a women at a Clinique counter. The mascara gets thicker in the container because both air and bacteria are getting into your mascara. Sounds really gross but it's true.

2) To keep hair colour vibrant longer, use shampoos and conditioners formulated for coloured hair.

This is pretty obvious but there still some girls out there that don't do this. It is important to do this since you did spend a lot of money at the salon getting all that hair coloured. Don't want to waste it away!

Stayed tuned next Tuesday to get the final tip!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Bling Chic Event Feat. Bourjois Paris and Jeanne Lottie

Bourjois Paris Holiday 2012 Collection

A more close-up shot of the new products

Julie's, the makeup artist, Bourjois makeup trunk

The Jeanne Lottie purse I fell in love with. The perfect evening bag for me!

A shot of me rocking Bourjois False Lashes and their lipstick in #80

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

101 Beauty Tips Every Girl Should Know: Tips 11 -> 7

I finally got a hard copy of Reflected In You by Sylvia Day and I cannot be anymore excited! I am already on Chapter 5! Ever since I read Bared To You, I could not wait until the next book!! It's basically Fifty Shades of Grey but way hotter and intense in both the plot and love scenes. If you have read the book, please don't spoil it for me! The last book (Entwined With You) to the Crossfire comes out in early 2013. I can't wait! Even though I haven't finished reading this one, I know it will be a cliffhanger ending!

11) Use a pumice stone on your feet after the shower to get rid of calluses on your feet. 

This is especially important in the summer months when us girls are rocking the sandals and flip flops. It's important to have good foot hygiene because your foot is out on display for people to see. This tip is also important for athletes because with all the running you do, you are bound to have some form of calluses on your feet and maybe even your hands.

10) Hydrate your under-eye area with an eye cream to prevent puffiness and bags.

I always use an eye cream. By now, you guys know what eye cream I am using. I use the Biotherm brand of eye creams in case you are wondering. I even got Shawn into doing it. It's so important because we want to look as young as possible. Even though we are both 25, we feel old so putting on the eye cream gives us a piece of mind.

9) If you have light hair, "put a lotion over the eyebrows and hair line" when self-tanning the face. Also remember to "apply it in circular motions and blend it down to the neck: - Sinead Norenius, founder of Beautisol

I don't self-tan but this tip is great for those who do! I am assuming this helps prevent your blonde hair from being tanned as well. That would be a weird look, to have a tanned face with your hairline and brows being tan as well. It would be like dipping your face in milk chocolate....

8) If  you often find yourself too tired to wash your face at night, keep makeup removing wipes in your night stand to prevent a runny mess or morning break out.

This is the one best tips of life! This is amazing especially on nights where you get home really late at night and just have no energy to do your full face routine! Use wipes that have a textured surface so it can grab more makeup off your face and eyes. I currently use the Pond's Wet Cleansing Towelettes.

TIP: Store them upside down in your night stand. That way the cleansing liquid will distribute through all the sheets and not settle only on the bottom ones.

7) Pop 1-2 Advil before going waxing to prevent pain.

The ibuprofen in Advil will numb your nerve endings a bit so the hair removal will be less painful. I personally don't go waxing. I shave any unwanted hair and get my brows threaded.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Halloween is almost here!

I am so excited for Halloween! I love how that when you use to be a kid and be so excited for Halloween so you can get free candy but now that I am older, it gives me a reason to dress up like crazy and no one can say anything about it. I love that! I wish there were more holidays where people can dress up like a completely different person and not be stared at weirdly. This year, Shawn and I are dressing up as Waldo and Wanda.

I just Google searched these images and I am not sure why they are different shades of red.....WEIRD!

Anyways I found a striped red and white sweater from Value Village and Shawn ordered a striped sweater from Forever 21 Men. I love that with these purchases, we can still reuse these sweaters. I love having Halloween costumes that you can wear again throughout the year and not have to wait until Halloween to wear them again.

I purchased the hat and glasses from eBay. The seller shipped it very fast and the products are pretty good quality for the price! The glasses look like Harry Potter glasses which is hilarious. Maybe next Halloween me and Shawn can dress up like Harry Potter and Cho Chang!!

I plan to buy the striped stockings from my local Party City store.. They are inexpensive and can be worn again for Christmas!!

The cane you can definitely find it at a party store but the rest of the costume we already own items like that such as the jeans and denim skirt.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

101 Beauty Tips Every Girl Should Know: Tips 16->12

This past Tuesday was my parent's 30th wedding anniversary. We went for teppanyaki and it was so delicious! My dad got her a pearl bracelet that I helped picked out and a bouquet of pink roses. When couples reach 30 years of marriage, the theme is pearls and the colour green. So that is why I told my dad to buy her a pearl bracelet. She has tons of pearl necklaces and earrings but not bracelets (well not that I've seen). Shawn surprised my parents with an anniversary card and two double shot glasses that says "Cheers to 30 years". You definitely need a double shot after being married for 30 years. It's a big accomplishment! Especially after hearing all these divorces and break-ups happening to their friends in real life over the past few years.

16) Use a facial exfoliater bi-weekly to get dead skin. Makeup will look better on a clean, smooth canvas. 

If my facial toner counts as an exfoliator then yes I do this tip! My toner gently removes off any excess make-up that my cleanser did not remove while returning my skin back to it's natural pH level. It also removes off any dead skin I have to reveal new skin. The current toner I am using is the Clinique Facial Lotion in #1 (for very dry to dry skin.

15) After using a hair conditioning mask, follow with "a cold rinse to close the hair cuticles" - Ursala Stephensen, Motions celebrity stylist.

When you wash your hair with hot water, it open up the hair cuticles to remove any of the products and oils that are in the hair shaft. Once you put a conditioning mask on it, you are basically stuffing the hair cuticle with the healthy vitamins. To seal it into your hair, rinse with cold water. Cold water makes the hair cuticle close since the molecules in it are contracting into each other. It's a molecular thing I learned back in chemistry class. I knew it was good for something!

14) To get your braid to last all day, try styling hair that's "dirty with product". This will make the style stick longer.

I say you can braid you hair while it is still damp. Run some mousse into it. That way your braid will hold together and when you undo your braid [once your hair is completely dry or your tired of your braid], you will have nice wavy hair after without any heat damage.

13) Use a clarifying shampoo once a week to rid of any product build-up that may have occurred during the week. 

I would recommend this for people who style their hair on a daily basis. I don't style my hair enough to actually need this. Also since now that I have colour-treated hair, it is recommend that I wash my hair even less now. I do use a purple shampoo once a week to help with the brassiness in my hair.

12) If you have chipped nail polish, add a crackle or glitter on top to disguise the look of chipping.

This is great for people who don't have the time to give themselves a complete manicure. Usually if my nail polish chips, I just give myself a new manicure. But for those busy girls on the go, I would recommend doing this OR try getting Shellac nail polish. Those manicures apparently last a very long time. I personally like to change my nail colour often so Shellac would be pointless for me.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Downtown Seattle Day 3 Experience and BONUS Haul video

Downtown Seattle

Olympic Sculpture Park

Olympic Sculpture Park

Olympic Sculpture Park

Olympic Sculpture Park

Olympic Sculpture Park

Associated with the Seattle Art Musuem (SAM)

Railway tracks by Olympic Sculpture Park

Sculpture at Seattle Center

Space Needle

Inside of the electrical convertible

Mmmmm food!!

Not sure what this was but it was delicious!

My spicy chicken linguine

I just had to. Love you Zac Efron!

The beautiful Seattle skyline from north of downtown Seattle (Kerry Park)

Theo's Chocolate Tour

Very interesting facts! I learned something on the tour!!

Map of where they get their cocoa beans from!

The red bowl holds the nibs and the silver bowl holds the shells of the nibs.

Cocoa beans from Peru!!



So pretty, I had to take a picture of it!


I want them ALL!! Too bad they don't ship outside the USA =( 

Gift sets!

Look what I found! JulieG nail polish at Rite-Aid!!!


Shawn's order

My order! There is rice at the bottom just an FYI.

Good night!