Monday, January 30, 2012

10 Facts you might not know about me

I tend to like doing these types of posts at least once a year, because I can look back on them and see how I've changed through the years! I hope that you might all learn something new about me :)
 The most recent picture of me. The lighting wasn't very good so most of my makeup is washed out :(

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Makeup hauls galore!

With extra money from Christmas and Lunar New Year, I was able to order LOTS of makeup recently! I don't have swatches for these since there is a lot, but if you want to see anything feel free to comment and request it :)

This first haul is from NYX Cosmetics. Most of my readers know that I love them a lot, and the best part of this haul was that this was free! I participated in one of their giveaways during their recent "12 Days of Giveaways" promotion on Facebook and received this.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy Lunar New Year! + Giveaway winner

Happy Lunar New Year to everyone who celebrates it! I had a wonderful lunch with my dad's side of the family yesterday and today for lunch with my mom's family. We ate traditional Vietnamese food and made wishes for the elders!

But since my giveaway ended today, I'm sure you're all wondering who won!

the winner is...
Dilia! Coincidentally, she's also friends with the winner of the 1st Year Giveaway, Nenacho!

If you're interested in learning TechPara routines, feel free to visit her on her YouTube channel. Dilia and her boyfriend Kevin are both great paralists ♥

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Gyaru improvement meme + 2012 New Years Resolutions

I'm almost at 500 followers, so thank you so much for that everyone! I have been working and going to school the last 2 weeks, but so far adjusting to having both hasn't been too bad. I'm really excited for OBEY's Spring 2012 line to come out, which will be within the next few weeks! Since I get to work with these clothes everyday I know how gorgeous they are :)

I decided to do a photo comparison of how I changed/improved during 2011:
I definitely really love my looks from September up until now, since I've been researching and practicing more to refine my makeup skills :D

Also this is definitely super late, but better late than never!
2012 Resolutions:
- Continue to eat healthy and lose more weight.
- Do my hair more frequently.
- Keep up with ParaPara routines.
- Be the best intern I can be at Obey Clothing.
- Continue to study hard and graduate by the end of the year.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Current Obsession: Making... soup?!

Hi everyone! I started school this week so I might not post frequent, but I thought I would share about my current obsession right now. I have fell in love with cooking soups. Why?
- They're simple to make.
- You can make it for lots of people or have lots of leftovers.
- You know what you're putting into it versus the ones you buy in a can or box.
- You can make it as healthy (or not) as you want!
- People will appreciate it as a heartwarming gesture!

I have been making a lot of it since it's the season to get sick, and my boyfriend and I have been doing a lot of sleeping in bed because of it! However, there are lots of health benefits to eating soups as well. I believe that making soups has helped me lose weight, along with cutting out sodas out of my life. I've lost 35lbs in half a year, with 15lbs in just the span of a month!

So instead of something like makeup, I thought I would share recipes!

Chicken soup with matzo balls

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Haultastic day along with getting my hair done!

I was long overdue for a hair color and cut, so I booked an appointment today with my beloved Jennifer at Ulta in Tustin, CA! But I started and ended the day with some lovely hauls from mukuCHU, Ulta, MAC and Urban Decay.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

My secret project was a....

Full lengthed ParaPara video! There's 9 songs on it and the routines are from Joy and AXOS, which makes them unofficial routines but nonetheless they're still fun to learn and dance :)

Please feel free to comment, but most of all, learn the routines!

Also because a lot of people asked about it already, here's where my clothes come from:
Tops: Vanquish, OBEY, Lamb and Flag
Shorts/Skirt: Yumetenbo
Tights: Kireiplaza (but these are available from KKCenterHK as well)
Boots: Steve Madden

Monday, January 2, 2012

Celebrating New Years in Las Vegas

Remember to join my current giveaway!

I hope everyone had a wonderful New Years!

I go to Las Vegas a lot, mainly to visit my friend Jim, who some of you might recognize from the circle lens review for EOS Adult Grey. We did some secret stuff that won't be announced for a bit, but we also got to have some fun as well! I haven't been to Las Vegas during NYE since I've turned 21, so now I can do everything without restrictions! This post will definitely be photo heavy.

Alcoholic slushie bar at Luxor, where I stayed for the weekend. Tony, Jim and I all got drinks there for NYE :)