Thursday, December 29, 2011

NYE nails

I did gradient nails again for my manicure and pedicure! what more is better than glitters for NYE?! here's what I used...






-nail tek base coat
-opi's "designer de better"
-opi's "save me"
-Essie's "set in stones"
-china glaze's "fairy dust"
-essie's "topless and barefoot"
-wet and wild's "black creme"
-seche vite


two coats of "designer de better" for the tips and "save me" confetti polish to add gradient and texture


"set in stones" spread out over the nails


"fairy dust" over almost all of the nails


drew a cream rose with "topless and barefoot" and black accents and leaves with "black creme" I love how subtle and 3D the roses look.


:) what are your NYE nails?!


xoxo,
giang

NYE ready!

so excited after finishing picking up NYE extras! went to "dream era cosmetics" while waiting for din tai fung and got some princess lee lashes and HK iPhone cases. the cute pink case does NOT work well with the iPhone 4s, the power button malfunctions :/ so I got a different half case. after that, ate dumplings and went around town to pick some some sparklies! hats, tiaras and glitters for NYE FOTN!



green bean milk tea with calamari while waiting.


HK lashes! cute packaging, but doesn't look like good quality.


so cute, but such a fail on how they made it to keep turning the power on and off


like my clear one, but pink! only $5!


all cases $5!


love these lashes! actually I like any Taiwanese lashes they're so well made.


cheap and sturdy.









he's so happy, so glad Bubs is a foodie so I can have someone to eat my way through life with.


lollll trying on things at party city


the crazy dumpling monster


Sally's glitters for NYE!


crowns for the boys, tiaras for the girls :)

can't wait to ring in 2012! now to do an NYE mani!


xoxo,
giang

Sunday, December 25, 2011

7 days of foods

holiday season means eating non stop! here's a 7 days round up of good eats! half the stuff I Cooked up myself and half the stuff we ate out or at my mom's.






















































pandan & Mung bean drink from gala bakery, sooo delicious! as good as the penny worth&mung bean drink next door at dakao food to go.

















ice cream cake! vanilla and chocolate. happy birthday, baby sister :)


major food spamming, I don't know If my body hates me or loves me, but my Tummy sure is always happy.

merry Christmas, everyone! hope you're all having a wonderful one!


xoxo,
giang


baby sister's new years nails

my baby sister is going to sf for a week for her birthday and were going to meet her later this week! yay! she painted her nails with opi's "designer de better" and layered it with milani's jewel fx "gold" and I told her to add essie's "set in stones" and wow!!!!! amazing!!!! love the shiny combo!




XOXO,
Giang


Friday, December 23, 2011

glitter nail polish swatches

I was going to do this post for my "half moons," but It turned out so half assed so here are close up swatches instead!
all these glitter shades are all hits! no misses in any of the formulations.



Essie's "set in stones" (thumb finger)


china glaze's "marry a millionaire" (index finger)


china glaze's "blonde bombshell" (middle finger)


opi's "save me" (ring finger)

pinky finger is sephora by opi's "only gold for me"




I painted all the polishes over half of Essie's "smokin hot," totally messy and I hate the painting job, but as long as you get an idea of what the glitters look like!


XOXO,
Giang