Sunday, January 30, 2011

duc's birthday (part 2)

we celebrated part 2 of boyfriend's brother birthday at downey pizza company, he picked the place, it's by his work and the pizza is the best pizza i've ever had! and so was the garlic bread! wish i could've eaten the meaty pastrami pizza and the wings!

here are some cam whoring pictures as always!





shots for all!




tryna capture KATY PERRY!


after eating we went to 501 karaoke studio down the street! so much fun! bought snacks and four lokos (gaggggs)


babylove raps and sings so well :)



REST OF ALBUM HERE!


sorry, there's just always so many pictures, i figure it's much easier to link the album then to post the pictures one by one and spam everyones' computer monitor!


XOXO,
Giang

FOTD with "i'm getting sunburned"

i used one of the few w&w spring 2011 coloricon trio palette in "i'm getting sunburned" and here is the FOTN! these first four pictures are taken with my canon


the flash kind of washed out the shadows, but it is SUPER pigmented in real life and only requires a few dip into the shadow



main things on the face: "i'm getting sunburned" palette (only used gold on the eyelid and the dark brownie, purple on the crease, and for highlight i cheated and use mac's "blanc type" shadow), nars "mata hari" blush (with a light hand because it's super pigmented), mac's "jazzed" lipstick (my all time favorite!) and mac's MSF in "refined"


it even looks silky and soft!


these are some iphone pictures taken with boyfriend's ip 4, i was trying really hard to capture the true colors of the shadows
messy, wet hair!



my accessories for the night, decided to bust out the old HK watch and ring :)


both items purchased from sanrio!



hope you liked!
i loveeeeee the W&W palettes and think they should be more than 1.99! they're the best drugstore palettes i've tried and i'm so excited to try the other ones i have! the possibilities are endless!!!

XOXO,
Giang

favorites of the week

these are my
favorites of the week!! enjoy!


wet and wild spring 2011 palettes!! with the price tag of 1.99, rich, pigmented color payoff, these are LOVE!!! just remember to tap off excess off brush before applying since there's lots of fallouts



vegetarian pizza from downey's pizza! delicious! I wanted to try the pastrami one so badly cause all the guys were making noises when eating it, but will do so next time!



Thai tea with boba! I'm hooked on this creamy goodness again!



vegetarian spring rolls and fried rice, delicious and super light!



vegan glass noodles with special sauce and tofu and veggies



banana foster from yojie's!!! banana, vanilla ice cream, banana bread, a cookie and all topped with caramel syrup! heaven on a plate! a must try!

hope you enjoyed my photos vomit! thanks to everyone who's entered my giveaway and if you havnt already... enter! :)

happy rainy Sunday from
so cal!

xoxo,
giang

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

not like the movies

had to cut the nails short! :( but this shade "not like the movies" from KP opi is by far my favorite! it's a silver with pearly shine to it, pinky, purplish grey with teeny sparkles..it dries pretty quick (feels like it has a little of the matte opi formula, if you've ever tried one of those) two coats and wait for it to dry and add black shatter, seche vite top coat and it's LOVE!







hooray for boyfriend coming home and his ip4! muahhahaha without flash





two coats of NLTM with no top coat..it's beautiful





one even coat of black shatter





topped off with seche vite! seche vite top coat really makes a world of difference with the shatter, it brings out the background polish and outlines the shatter perfectly!

hope you enjoyed!

I will be updating and swatching often! :)

xoxo,
giang


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Friday, January 28, 2011

KATY PERRY! & MINI GIVEAWAY!

******EDIT: GIVEAWAY CLOSED******
(will have more in the future)

today was the day! finally after two months of waiting and finger twirling, katy perry opi has arrived to imperial!! come here and buy! he has A LOT!

IMPERIAL BEAUTY SUPPLY
9411 Bolsa Avenue Suite A

Westminster, CA 92683
(714) 775-7848

the owner is name hiep and his brother (who i never asked the name), but they are very friendly, helpful people! it's my second home!



my haul! he even gave me the display boards! half what people ordered and half as gifts for myself, baby sister, and beauty friends



ONTO THE SWATCHES!
i did a lazy and messy job, but you guys get the point :)
i broke two nails today trying to package things in a hurry..now after this post, i will go cut all my nails short!

and i didn't have my boyfriend's iphone 4 so i had to use my 3gs
but some of the pictures were taken with my canon so you can see what the colors are like!


LAST FRIDAY NIGHT, TEENAGE DREAM, THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY (MY FAVORITE)


BLACK SHATTER, NOT LIKE THE MOVIES (MY SECOND FAVORITE)


TOP TO BOTTOM: LAST FRIDAY NIGHT, THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY, NOT LIKE THE MOVIES, AND TEENAGE DREAM. and the thumb is THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY


2 coats of each
both the glitters are extremely thick and jelly like...it's SUPER sheer with one coat, so two or three generous coats would do

i love the formulation of the other two non-glitter polishes! it paints smoothly and the colors have a reflect to them! esp the grey one! it has a pinky reflect! so cool!

i think they made the two glittered one to be paired with the black shatter and not so much alone

ONE COAT OF BLACK SHATTER ON ALL FINGERS
it's a matte polish that applies black and shrinks as it dries, it's a pretty cool concept
if you do a THICK layer, you'll get LARGE shatters and if you do a THIN layer, you'll get SMALL shatters.

notice the ring finger: there's a big LUMP that didn't shatter! it's cause that finger wasn't COMPLETELY dry, so it didn't wanna freakin shatter!

THE DIRECTIONS ON THE BOTTLE SAYS "WAIT TIL POLISH IS COMPLETELY DRY BEFORE APPLYING BLACK SHATTER"

then i applied seche vite ontop and the colors underneath shined through!!! gorgeous!!!





i love seche vite!





FOR MY CONTEST!!!!!!
i want to thank EVERYONE who comes to visit my blog and always leaving such POSITIVE comments and showing so much love.
it's been a hell of a ride through this beauty community and to kick off 2011 i want to show my gratitude to you all! i will be having A LOT of giveaway throughout the year, but this will be the first one!!! thank you, thank you, thank you!

i want to reply to so many people that comment for me, but the blogging replying system is sooo lame! so i try my best to answer any questions you guys have for me by going to your blog to answer or leaving my response in the comment section (if you don't have a blog)


also, honest people keep their words ;)

i'm going to be giving away the whole collection of KATY PERRY OPI along with a bottle of SECHE VITE!!! i wanted to include my favorite orly's base coat "nail defense," too but it was sold out, but i'll hunt that down for the winner, too!


it's sparkling at you!!



TO ENTER:
1. be a follower (of course, cause' this is for my lovely readers)
2. leave me a comment with your email address, blog link AND tell me who your favorite YOUTUBE guru is! i'm a YT fanatic and i want to look for new ones to watch! and if you don't watch then just tell me who your favorite blogger is!
3. tweet or mention the giveaway on your twitter and blog (this isn't mandatory, but it'll get you an extra entry)

oh! i forgot to add, i'm such a dummy!
the contest ends on...thinking* calculating* two weeks...
looks at phone's calendar
FEBRUARY 11th, 2011!



good luck!!!
and if you don't win, don't worry, i'll have so many more giveaways this year!!!

many hugs and kisses!

XOXO,
Giang

Katy perry, I love, you!

she's here!!!! so many boxes at imperial!!! :) he even gave me a display stand!


will paint and post tonight! :)

xoxo,
giang


and my giveaway!
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Thursday, January 27, 2011

wet & wild: blazed

doing a quick notd with an amazing drug store polish! wet&wild "blazed" a lovely bright, neon coral shade! I was browsing the w&w stuff while looking for make up and this color caught my eyes! and it's only .99 cents!!! one dollar for great color pay off! it's a teeeeeny bit streaky, but with two generous coats, it's amazing! great spring/summer color!



notd


"blazed" by itself after two coats, it's super shiny like the name states "wild shine"


I cut down my nails a bit cause I was starting to break out :(


base: orlys "nail denfense"
wet&wild: blazed (2 coats)
sephora by opi "only gold for me" (1 coat)
seche vite top coat


all pictures taken with my 3GS


I love it! puts me in a good mood! and I'm finally picking up Katy perry tomm! for those who ordered with me, I'll ship asap and I'll do a blog post with swatches and my mini giveaway!


happy Friday!


xoxo,
giang

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