OoTD: Everyday It Will Rain

Simplicity is best for me. I'm starting to accessorize more, when I remember haha.

It's cold and gross out in NYC>.<. Hope everyone is having a warm, dry Thursday!

-AE dolman sweater
-AE skinny jeans
- Steve Madden boots

-Both bracelets made by my aunt
-Necklace by Julu Jewelry

-MAC Studio Fix in NC25
-Maybelline 24 hr cream eyeshadow in Bad to the Bronze
- L'oreal Infallible eyeshadow in Amber Rush and Bronzed Taupe
-Fairy Drops Scandal Queen mascara
-Tarte Exposed blush
-NYX brow powder
-Revlon lip butter in Cupcake


Update and Drugstore Haul

Hey guys!

I hope everyone has been well and keeping warm. The past week I've been sick and feeling quite miserable. I become such a baby when I get sick, but I'm very lucky to have a beau who takes awesome care of me. With his nurture and care, I'm definitely feeling better, the only thing remaining thing I need to get rid of is this runny nose.

I've also been trying to slim down. I started way back in July and I'm very happy to say I've successfully shed 10 pounds. I still want to drop another five to 10 pounds, but I'm pretty content where I'm at. Now I just need to tone, tone and tone. To be honest though, it's very cold and I hate going out to the gym to sweat and walking back home sweaty. I may have to bust out Insanity or my yoga dvds.

As of makeup, I've been trying very hard not to spend so much on it, but these damn makeup companies make it so hard when they come out with something new every month. Now I try to shop smarter and read the reviews before I buy. The picture below is an accumulation of purchases over the past two months. I will post reviews of the products when I finally use them.

The very coveted Maybelline 24hr Color Tattoo Cream Eye Shadows in: Tough as Taupe, Bad to the Brozne, Audacious Asphalt and Bold Gold

From L to R:
Revlon PhotoReady Airbush Foundation in Nude
Maybelline Dream Nude Airfoam foundation in Nude
L'Oreal 24hr Infallible Eyeshadow in Bronzed Taupe, Iced Latte, Amber Rush, Midnight Blue, Continuous Cocoa and Eternal Sunshine
Revlon PhotoReady Primer
L'Oreal Riche polish in He Red My Mind
L'Oreal Color Riche Le Balm in Rose Elixir (def prefer the Revlon Lip Butters)
Maybelline Baby Lips in Pink Punch
Essie Luxe Effects polish in As Gold As It Gets

NoTD using the two polishes together. I feel it gives a very Lunar New Year look.

A before and after pic of me. The left picture was taken in July while the right picture was taken in mid December. It's not too noticeable, but I definitely feel my face has slimmed down.

Anywho, I hope you all enjoyed my update. I'm also wishing everyone a very Happy Lunar New Year! I especially love this event because it brings back wonderful memories of my grandmother. Be safe and see you all soon.


Jewelmint: Flabella Earrings

Flabella earrings add the elegance needed to complete a stylish outfit. Not too small or too big, they add just enough sparkle. These are great for those days when you have that topknot hairstyle.

Super excited to wear these.


Blogging in 2012

Happy New Year!

Today's post is going to be more about blogging resolutions I've been thinking about for the past month. I'm always thinking of ways to revamp and reinvent this blog to make it stand out and of course be helpful to my readers. So without further ado, here are my blogging resolutions.

1) Change the layout of this blog. As much as I enjoy the current layout, I feel there is something off and since I can't quite put my finger on it, I'd rather build up a new layout that I truly love.
2) Better quality photos! I'm going to do my best to take better photos, especially when it comes to reviews and swatches. I need consistent backdrops and better lighting. iPhone photos will be taken for outfits, social gatherings and outings.
3) More outfit of the days. I have been inspired so much lately by different fashion magazines and other bloggers that I've been trying to piece together "stylish" outfits. I've even been wearing more heels. My feet don't particularly like me on those days, but whatever, I look good.
4) Being more dimensional. I love doing reviews and makeup looks, but I want to delve deeper into different topics, maybe find inspiring quotes, health, things like that.
5) Get a bit personal, I'll try to take more pictures of my dates, and special events to share with you. Many readers I have are friends I've made over the past two years I've been on blogger and this is a great way to show you what goes on in my life.

Have any of you made blogging resolutions? I would love to know!

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