Friday, November 19, 2010

Blushin' Shoes

Load and behold, Rock and Republic blushes.

I previously owned 2 (Call Me and Kinky) which I bought from HauteLook because they were really cheap. I got them half off and it's rare that Rock&Republic blushes goes on sale. So this time around, at the Rock&Republic website, they had discounts after discounts. There was a 20% code floating around and since I'm a first time purchaser I get an additional $25 credit deduct from my total, how sweet is that?! Oh, and shipping was just 99 cents.

So, I had to snag whatever they have in stock on the website. I wasn't going to give this chance up at all.
I really like R&R blushes because they're really pigmented, and for the price it's totally worth it. I got 4 more blushes for just $60, unbelievable... I know!

I first heard of these from Jen, she's so sweet and has a great in depth blog about nearly everything. The design of the blushes to the actual product is truly worth their retail of $40 each. But paying for less always makes us happy =]
Look at the sleek packaging!
It's actually pretty bulky to bring around, so it's best to leave at home.

Top: Seduce, Lust, Call Me (shimmery colors)
Bottom: X-Rated, Immoral, Kinky (matte colors)

Swatches
From L to R: X-Rated, Immoral, Kinky, Seduce, Lust, Call Me

I was waiting about a week for these blushes to come and when it did, I got so excited about them. I had to open them immediately and look at the pretty colors. When I was swatching, I do notice that the blushes with bits of shimmer in them seem to be a lot more softer. On the other hand, the matte colors are a bit harder to pick up when applying it with a brush... or maybe it's just me.

As of late, I've been looking out for some neat shoes. Every girl needs some sexy and comfortable boots, and don't forget about pumps!

Over-the-knee boots from Chinese Laundry. I got these from Bakers. Originally wanted to try the Tate but the salesperson bought out Chinese Laundry also. They pretty much look exactly the same but the only difference is at the heel.
The Tate is a wedged heel which is a lot more stiffer and harder, so when you walk you make the "clicking" sound.
Chinese Laundry has a regular small rubber heel, which makes your walking a lot smoother and doesn't hurt or put pressure on the heel as much.

This was probably my most loved pair that I got. It's so sexy. The shoe says it all.
I can't wait to wear it!

<3elle

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Oh... The beauty of it all

It took me a long while to post this entry up just because I've been working every single day for the past 2 weeks. I know that's pretty insane but I have two jobs and it really helps me out with repaying my loans. Anywhose, this post is a bit random with little bits of here and there that just happened since the last time I wrote.

Exciting news! At least for me it was. I won XJOLE's giveaway! It was shocking because it just came out of the blue, what a great incentive for working 14 days in a row! I literally rarely win anything, even lottery and scratch offs don't like me.

The oh-so-generous Joanna sent me a package with goodies which I wouldn't have expected!

Wow... MAC stuff? Thank you so much!!! <3>

She got me MAC e/s in Brill and and eyebrow pencil in Taupe.
I'm in love with the eyebrow pencil, I never new MAC made such nice eyebrow pencil!
Swatches are above.

NOTD - Summer Peach



I feel like I'm getting all this weather and color polishes all mixed up. Why am I wearing summery colors in the fall? But I have to say, it is a nice non-flashy color.

American Apparel branded polishes have gorgeous colors but the staying power is really poor. I wouldn't purchase them again even if their colors are sooo pretty. The nail polishes starts chipping and coming off in less than a week, and I already place a base and top coat. Disappointing, I know.

On a light note.
How about some pictures of eateries =D

Crawfish Stuffed Bread

Gator Bites (yes, it's alligator meat!)

Catfish Josh
(fried catfish with shrimp and crawfish in cheese sauce, sauteed greens)

Crawfish Mara
(spiral pasta with crawfish tails in spicy cream sauce)

Mara's Homemade
342 East 6th St
New York, NY 10003

I guess you guys figured out nearly all the dishes have crawfish in them because apparently, crawfish season is back! hahaha
I never had crawfish before but it sure taste like a cross between a mini lobster and a sun-dried shrimp. It was pretty good for a southern creole spot. I was actually more interested in the alligator meat. That was a first timer for me also, gosh I feel like a virgin talking about food now. Hope your mouth is drooling now! =D

<3elle

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Oceanic Beach Eyes




Face:
Lioele Beyond the Solution BB Cream
E.L.F. Translucent Matifying Powder

Eyes:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Too Faced e/s in Boy Toy
Too Faced e/s in Fantasy Island
Urban Decay e/s in Flipside
Urban Decay e/s in Oil Slick
Too Faced e/s in Oscar
Smashbox gel liner in Black
Sephora Khol liner in Black
E.L.F. dramatic lashes

Cheeks:
MAC blush in Mocha

Lips:
MAC l/s in Blankety
NYX gloss in Sparkle

Just to let you all know, Flipside and Oil Slick makes this really gorgeous blue when you mixed them together... which is the color on my crease!



Hope you enjoy the look!

<3elle

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Let the bells chimes in the whistling wind

Wedding on Halloween. That's right!

My boyfriend's cousin had their ceremony and reception this past Sunday. It was an Asian reception with friends and family. Instead of taking pictures of the place and everything, I was busy helping out and was the one being taken pictures of.

My outfit for the wedding reception. I thought this was just too cute to pass up on. One sided long sleeve dress and I added a belt for some texture and shape. I got this dress from Necessary Clothing.

It was crazy windy and cold on Halloween night, and I wore that with an overcoat and my circle scarf from American Apparel. It was still cold, I was bare legged! That's the price you have to pay for wanting to look all cute and schmexy.


Isn't the bouquet beautiful?
So simple yet so elegant.

So long story short... if I can make it short.
The bride and groom is really close to my bf so....
Time comes for the bride to throw the bouquet, I didn't want to go up since I'm technically not single but the groom made me! I stood on the side with my boyfriend's sister thinking we would probably never get the bouquet cause we're too off to the side. The bride's first attempt of throwing hit the chandelier and fell to the ground, so we did a redo. Just then, the groom whispered something to bride (no idea what) and suddenly the bouquet went flying towards my direction. But... my bf's sister caught it.

The bouquet was intentionally thrown to me but it missed me just a tad bit and landed in the sister's hand. LOL what luck! If I had gotten the bouquet, the groom and his best men and cousins would've made sure my bf caught the garter.
How sweet!

That's how I ended up with the bouquet at the end. 'Cause it was "suppose" to be mine. I got yelled at by the groom as to why I didn't catch it. Well, I actually could've jumped forward and caught it right before it landed in the sister's hands but then I would look desperate and that would be so wrong! Don't you guys agree?

Either way, I had tons of fun.
Singing.
Dancing.
Drinking.
Partying.

More weddings to come in the next coming year. Need more outfits and shoes!

<3elle