October 25, 2011

NOTD plus a Sneak Peek at Halloween FOTD

Helloooo! Happy Tuesday night! It's only Tuesday but I'm wishing it was the weekend already. It's probably going to be an exceptionally long week in the office for me. :(

Anyhow, I did something a little different this time around with my nails and since I haven't done a NOTD for a while, I figured I'd do one now. I paired the ever so sparkleful Spark de Triomphe by O.P.I. with Honey-dew You Love Me? by Nicole by O.P.I. I actually took a long brush to place the hearts in random spots on my nail in semi-random directions!








I also wanted to show a sneak peek of my trial Halloween FOTD with you guys! Halloween is by far one of my top 3 celebrations... minus all the ghosts and scarecrows and stuff. I just love getting dressed up and being festive! As Mean Girls' so eloquently put it, Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress up like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it. True!

Here are some pictures of my make up. I only have lashes on one eye in the picture and they were just sorta placed there just for effects! Hope this gives you all a small hint on my costume...!







If you haven't entered yet, please enter my first giveaway here!!!

What are you guys planning on doing for Halloween?

October 21, 2011

Mommy Dearest and My First Giveaway!

Hello fellow bloggies and readers! TGIfrickinF! It's my first week at my new job and it's been information overload. There is so much training and my brain seriously feels more fried than bacon! My mom came back last night from Hong Kong and I just wanted to share with everyone some of my favorite things that she brought back. From blinged out phone cases to costume jewelry to shoes, I'm definitely blessed to have a mommy poo with great taste!

First things first, I am in love with this blinged out rabbit case. I know I know, it's a tad over the top but look how cute it looks standing! Funny story, I actually took this out while taking the train this morning to work and some guy in a suit did a double take. I guess that's one way grab attention!





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Per my request, my mum actually brought this next case home for me. I asked for a blinged out Hello Kitty phone with leopard print and what do you know, she definitely delivered! Now will I ever use this case? Probably not. It seriously weighs more than a small child and there is no way I can lug that lump of coal around, especially now that I have to take muni to work!




Next thing she brought me is this little leather zippy bag. Now from my purse post, you guys already know that I love zippy bags. One thing about my mom is that she doesn't necessarily believe in being a name-brand whore but she believes in good quality-- real leather, cashmere, precise alterations-- and this little thing is no different. The leather is so soft and the inside of the top compartment actually has credit card slots! I'm currently using this baby as my wallet!



I only requested for her to bring me back is this Skin Food Black Raspberry Eye Wrinkly Care Mask and she seriously bought me back like a bazillion things from there. She was amazed by how Skin Food has a flag ship store in HK now and even picked up some goodies for herself. I'm so anxious to try them all our and will be sure to review them as I go.






She also brought me back so many pairs of shoes. Seriously, she had a hand carry and just ONE other luggage and she managed to fit all her clothes, toiletries, purchases, shoes, my purchases and this many pairs of shoes all in her luggage! I need to learn her packing tips ASAP!


She also brought me back this amazing down jacket. When I first eyeballed it in her luggage, I was unimpressed and a little reluctant to try it on because of the color. I've never been a big fan of tan because it just doesn't quite work with my skin tone but after touching this soft soft down jacket I was in love. I have no doubt I will wear the hell out of this jacket as if it's black or something. The down is warm but so soft and incredibly light. I didn't realize I needed a jacket for commuting but my mommy dearest once again knew best and bought me one before I even realize I needed it! :)


I also just wanted to share something my mom brought home that I felt a little reluctant to share initially, these China slippers. (If you're reading this Eva, these are my version of your "Dutch clogs" lol) My mom used to make me wear these slippers around because she said that ladies always wears slippers around the house and if I didn't, I'd end up with ugly feet. To this day, these are still my favorite and most comfortable house slippers. They are only found in Hong Kong and I'm glad she brought me back a whopping three pairs!




And lastly, my wig for Halloween finally came in! Can you guess what I'll be wearing this lovely red wig as... if you can, that may earn you an extra entry for my first ever giveaway! What giveaway you ask......


This one right here!! You didn't think I'd keep all those goodies just to myself did you? I wanted to host this giveaway as a thank you for everyone who helped me reach my 100 followers mark!

The prizes includes some of my favorite things including my favorite Crabtree & Evelyn hand cream, the Skin Food Olive mask, butter nail polish and other Skin Food products.




My giveaway rules are simple and as follow:

You must be a follower of my blog and leave a comment with an email I can contact you with!
 +1 entry for everyone who gets my costume right. The first person who gets it right will also get a little something from me!
+2 entries for each person who blogs about it on their blogs (and don't forget to link me!)
I'm going to let this giveaway run until November 10th. The reason why I'm letting it run until then is because I will be in Vegas for my quarter of a century extravaganza on the 11th and I wanted to take care of this before I leave.


Thank you everyone for reading and supporting my blog! I really appreciate each and every lovely comment. Good luck and happy blogging!


October 17, 2011

Birch Box

Happy Monday everyone! This past Friday was iPhone frenzy Friday and even though I had no initial desire to get an iPhone 4s on its first day, I fell into the vicious trap called consumerism. Woke up at around 8 AM on Friday, checked fb and noticed all the buzz about iPhones! My mind started to play with the thought of trying to beat the crowd waiting in line at Apple stores by going directly to AT&T. After no success with calling the stores, I decided once and for all that I've invested too much time (15minutes) already to not get an iPhone 4s today! Off I went, driving like a maniac to the closest AT&T store. I saw a line in front of the mall waiting for Apple but didn't spot any AT&T lines. I went straight to the store and managed to bum rush through the security guard. The man working with a clipboard told me that I needed to wait in line outside-- I pulled my best "I didn't know" face and successfully avoided waiting in line! Score! Here's a picture of my we iPhone 4s and my first Birch Box that I received in the mail!

If you haven't heard of Birch Box, it's a personalized beauty box that gets delivered to your door step each month. For $10, you're supposed to get a few deluxe sized samples that were selected for you based on an initial survey you fill out. It's a great way for any beauty lovers to try out new goodies without having to break the bank! If you decided that you do like the products, you can then go to their website and purchase them and earn points! I waited very anxiously for a month to finally receive my box and I'm super excited to share it with you!

I love the packaging of the box. It came in a mailer and once you open the mailer you'll see another cuter little box. It's a box within a box!




I was surprised to see how small the box was. But then again, these are just deluxe sized samples so it made sense that the box wouldn't be too big! Inside, I found all my goodies wrapped in purple tissue. If I had to rate the box solely on the packaging, I'd definitely give it an easy A. A little card inside welcomes you to the box system and on the back describes all the goodies in the box.



Here's what was inside the box!



Was I impressed with my personalized selection of beauty products? Not at all! I remember mainly checking off skin and make up products to try and I felt like my box didn't really reflect that. It didn't cater to my selections in the survey but with that said, it was super exciting to get the box in the mail!

By the way, just wanted to show off my new view at my new job! It's my grown up job in the financial district. Hooray for cubicle life!

I went wine tasting with the lovely gang today and took a bunch a pictures! I'm going to try to post them soon but I've been so behind with posts and comments but I really do read them all! Hope you're all having a marvelous day!

October 16, 2011

Bebe & Me

It was three years ago on this day that I took my little black pom baby home and fell in love! She's the sweetest and most loving little companion any girl can ask for! Happy anniversary Beebs!

October 12, 2011

Mid-week Revelation

I have one month before my quarter of a century celebration in Vegas and I am trying very very hard to loose weight so I can look good in my dresses! Since I only have a month, I've come to realize that yoga and the stair master alone will not be enough, so I've resorted to a semi-diet. I call it a semi-diet because I refuse to be a crazy calorie counter, I'll simply opt for healthier options when I'm eating! Here are a few things I've picked up from Trader Joe's!



 




 

Almond butter is definitely something I have learned to acquire to. It's not quite as tasty as it's sister peanut butter and it certainly has a much dryer texture but since it's a healthier alternative, I'll take it!

OPI's OPI Ink, China Glaze's Snow Globe and Essie's Ballet Slippers

I also wanna show you my nails of the week!! The reason why I posted the OPI Ink as well is because that is the color of my toesies! I'm not going to show them though because my camera shy feet are not ready to face the world wide web yet!

I was taking pictures of my nails when I caught my little baby bear knocked out in the background! She is so hilarious! We're having a small heat wave here in San Francisco and my Socal baby is definitely enjoying it!



I have a ton of posts coming probably this week and I'm definitely catching up on my blog reading and comments! Hope everyone's mid-week is fabulous!

October 06, 2011

Pink Tidbits

Just a few things that are blog worthy but not a full post worthy!















1. Got another Review of the Day on Yelp for Crown and Crumpet! You can see my Feast Your Eyes review here.

2. My favorite spaghetti and garlic bread made with love by Mr. W.

3. My babies went to get groomed again! My poor Beebs, she never seems to get lucky with haircuts. At least she's still a happy pup despite of the ugly cut! The two of them always sleep like they've been through hell after their haircuts. This time is no different!

4. A black Cynthia Rowley cashmere cardigan I fell in love with. Couldn't bring myself to buy it tho.. Maybe I'll go back for it next week..

5. And in other news, RIP Steve Jobs, you will be missed.

That's all!

October 04, 2011

Oktoberfest by the Bay

Happy October everyone!

Since the gang and I couldn't make it to Munich to celebrate Oktoberfest, we decided to do the next best thing-- go to Oktoberfest by the Bay of course!! Oktoberfest by the Bay was held in San Francisco at Pier 48. Basically it is one large beer festival with live music and tons of German food. I can't really vouch for the food since none of it sounded too appetizing and we ate beforehand!
To avoid the risk of getting a DUI, we decided to take muni down to the pier all together. It's been quite some time for all of us since we've taken muni so naturally we got lost. We even ended at the very last stop and had to go back one stop to catch another bus. Way too confusing! Here are so camwhore photos we took while on the bus! Emster was generous and festive enough to provide us each with a drinking boot! Prost! (that means cheers in German!)












 

More pictures of the event after the jump!