Wednesday, September 9, 2009

pink is still in!

hey everyone.
its been quite a while.
i decided to test out the PINK!
my birthday is tomorrow (or in a couple hours), and i just wanted to try out a possible birthday look.

this is what i used:



Bases: Urban decay primer potion; NYX jumbo pencil in Strawberry milk (depencilled and put in a pot)
_eyeshadows: NYX pigment in Baby Pink (all across the lid)
Jesse's Girl eyedust in Hot Pink (outter corner)
MAC stars n rockets (where the pink meets the grey, as well as bottom lash line)
MAC print (to smoke out outer corner)
eyeliners: Maybelline Line Stiletto (upper lash line); Urban decay 24/7 liner in Zero (bottom lash line); NYX liner in white (waterline)
Mascara: Maybelline Lash Stiletto (many many coats!)

_primer: Smashbox Photofinish
_foundation: Mac Studio Fix Fluid NC 37. (i stopped using this because i felt it made me break out biggg time. but i forgot how beautiful it makes my skin look!)
_concealer: Maybelline Mineral Power in Sand medium 0-1
_bronzer: Nars Laguna
_blush:(not pictured, whoops!) NYX in 05 Pinky
_highlight: MAC mineralized skinfinish in Refined


to wash out my lips i first applied Revlon Nude Attitude, and on top MAC Blankety to make the nude look less nude...more beigy toned rather peach toned ...get what i mean?

the end result?

i got a little pose-y happy> but it looks tastttyy

this one is with natural light near the windows:

as well as matching nails.
haha french tip zebra print nails to be exact!
(the black took forever to dry and it smudged when i put on the top coat :(


base/top coat: (not pictured) OPI
french tip color: OPI Mod about you
lines: nail art Ze

hope you like!
happy birthday to everyone in september!
xx tina

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Fall/Winter Boots

Hi everyone!
It's been a very long while since my last post.
I have been so busy with school and tests and everything.
But, I have a new post for you guys...although this is not make-up related.
It's about one of my favorite must-have for your wardrobe.
I am a boot type of girl when it comes to the colder weather.
(yes, i know its still BURNING outside, but getting ready early for your favorite seasons doesn't hurt :))
about a month ago or so, Nordstrom had that anniversary sale...
and of course I had to grab myself some boots.
I bought the Steve Madden Steven, Style: Intyce, Color: Cognac.
which looks like this:

close up:

These are my favorite boots! I am in love with the color and the feel of it.

Now, on the other hand, I was perusing the aisles of Target today, and came across a copy cat of the boots above. Upon seeing them, I was very angry inside because doesn't it hurt sometimes to buy something good quality and then seeing a copy cat version of it made by a Co. that sells them for cheap? But, instead of getting totally aggrevated, i decided to buy a pair. LOL. I bought this cheapy in black instead.
Price: $34.99 (not including tax)
sorry that i am wearing black jeans that doesn't help you guys see it clearly.

side view:

Final Comparison:

Steve Madden:
  • high quality, great feel in texture and fit ---> which leads to being more expensive
  • love the color, something that can be worn everyday
  • hits about around the knee
  • the boot is the same length front and back
Target Mossimo:
  • cheaper quality ( you can feel this instantly) because it is not real leather
  • wears a little shorter on the leg, hits me a couple inches under the knee
  • the back comes downward, where the shin is more curved upward
  • only $34.99, around $100 less than Steve Maddens
Although both boots are completely the same, they are very quite similiar. If you are on a budget, go for the target one. If you would like to splurge, and wear something that is better quality that could last you longer, go for the other. Still, my fav. would have to be SM.
Thats my 2 cents!

xx Tina

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

This is what's in my purse! (currently)

What is currently in my purse?

I came home about an hour ago.
Whipped out the camera and my purse.
Snapped some pictures, nothing so interesting, but here it is...

The purse I was carrying today:
(without flash)

Take 2 (with flash):

the inside:

L-R: LC's book- LA Candy (incase I was bored at school)
MAC Makeup bag
white wallet
Vaseline lotion

a bunch of junk!
I was at school today, so i was very prepared with gum (a must :))
random pens, pencils, highlighters, lead
and those flash cards! heh made them to study for my foreign language.
can you guess what language?

my iPod, glasses, and a purse holder
haha, have you seen those hooks that you hang your purses
to the table so you don't have to put it on the floor?

My cellular, and a business card case
i decorated to put my blotting sheets in.

and the makeup bag I had earlier filled with:
- a roll-on juicy couture perfume (the original)
-MAC Mineralize Skinfinish
(I depotted the original packaging and swapped it in the HK packaging)
-two lippies I wore today: MAC Hue on the L
and MAC A Rose Romance on the R
-a Sephora lipliner in Candid Candy
-Burts Bees lip balm
-a hair tie, and clip
-essence of beauty purse brush

and that is it!
xox Tina

Monday, August 3, 2009

What's in my purse post tomorrow?

So, I am going to try to be very active on this blog!

Although I am quite busy tomorrow, I am going to hopefully post up a "what's in your purse?" type of post. Maybe I will simply take pictures of the miscellaneous things in my bag? haha, I am not so sure how to do it the "no-video-way but have-it-in-a-blog". We'll see! Okay...and now back to studying :(

I am currently taking a summer session class to get one of my foreign language class out of the way of, so that when it comes to the fall quarter, I will be hopefully finishing up the 3rd language class and concentrate more on my major. But...enough about posting school related things for today. Until tomorrow!

xox Tina

Sunday, August 2, 2009

New Start :)

So I have finally started something that I have been wanting to do for a long time!
Seeing all these beautiful makeup and fashion beauty bloggers have got me wanting to create one and join in the fun as well!
So here is to the new post :)

Maybe starting off with a little about me survey?

Not that I was tagged or anything, but just wanted to get this blog up and running!


+I have never really liked lipstick until about a year ago. Normally I have somewhat dry lips, and just thought that lipsticks would only magnify that :/ But, I loveeee lipsticks now. Especially pinky nudes! Looks so great on everyone :)


-I hate it when while wearing lipstick, and topping it off with a lipgloss, sometimes it makes the lines on your lips appear a little bit noticable :(
-Dry lips.



+I am loving my Aveeno clear skin moisturizer right now. Keeping those nasty blemishes at bay; although not completely clearing them.

-I hate that I try very hard to achieve beautiful healthy skin, but somehow it doesn't always work that way :(
-So jealous of people with beautiful skin!



+Long beautiful thick hair! I have very fine hair and sometimes certain types of hairstyles require thick hair!


-I hate how slow my hair is growing :(



+Have always loved any kind of smokey eye. Although pulling off a simple winged eyeliner with very little makeup on and natural reddish lips are a major plus. I wish i can sometimes pull that look off. But...I have quite scared of red lips and looking like a clown!


-Hm... I hate how dull brown my eyes are. I wish I could have some color in these babies!



+I love pale and tanned skin. I have gotten so used to my tan body that I want a change! Weird?
+Love boys with nice bodies ;)

-my nonexistant boobs! hehhe :(
-uneven skin (which i have, unfortunately)

and that wraps up my first post!