Saturday, January 3, 2009

Kisses From Everyone

Coastal Scents haul! I was very impressed with the quality of the last couple of brushes I bought (the badger blush and the badger angled contour brush for less than $7 each.. and they pick up colour like no tomorrow!) so I decided to finish my collection of necessary brushes.

9 things for under $40USD!
6 brushes (less than $4 each)
Angled eyeliner, 3 eyeshadow brushes, eyelash separator, and a foundation brush.
+ 3 potted gel liners in true black and 24K (they were having a sale - buy 2 get 1 free, $7 each and apparently even better than MAC Fluidline that retails for $18, though I must say MAC has more gorgeous-er shades and colours).
13 rich in color Gel Liners have arrived, these apply with ease using an angle liner brush. We were sure to pass out samples to several of our testers who have used these for 2 months. Application is easy, has the ability to design and be creative, lasts all day without smudging or creasing and are highly pigmented.
Pursebuzz's swatches look nicely pigmented. The black looks very black and the gold has a nice metallic-ness to it. I wanted a purple but their deep plum looks too watery for me and Grape Vine is too light metallic.. not very me. It's too bad Turquoise is a matte.
Don't expect to be disappointed in this order considering all the great reviews from their site.

Booked my flight today via AirCanada non-stop! I'm leaving Feb 21 and coming back July 11th. How sweet, my Grandpa wants to take me to the airport to see me off =)

Gah though... homesickness might kill me. I wonder what's worse - homesickness or the feeling from a breakup? The latter is definitely longer-lasting, I hear.... just gotta get over the first few days. Doesn't seem like many people have felt homesickness before. I'm strange in that about once every 2 years, I'll feel so homesick even though I'm in my own bathroom in my own house and I'm not going anywhere that I'll even start crying. Good thing is that orientation is the day after I arrive so I'll be pretty busy I hope... and not jet-lagged!

3 things I'm most anxious/scared about:
1. Homesickness
2. Getting transferable credit for my courses
3. Language barrier -- gotta practice/learn some everyday!

I have a headache.. the one that just pounds once in a while on the top right side of my head, gotta sleep...

Friday, January 2, 2009



No time to update now so I'll leave you with DBSK's new MV - Bolero
And Junsu + Taeyang's (from Big Bang) piano battle (Dec 29, 2008) in SUPER HQ (if you click on the link and choose "watch in HD" [I'm addicted to HD!])!
The stage looked amazing. I wish I was there!
They sing 2 English songs - I'm pretty impressed by Taeyang's English.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Lopsided Oreo

My mom bought 2 webcams today! They're Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 and I say they work well!

My brother's Daiso owl named "Chris".
When my mom is frustrated with my brother, she takes it out on this "Chris". It gets squished like this:
It looks pretty loved.
Owl-phone Owl-lo?? ahhahaahaha! I'm so clever
Anyway, yesterday I went out for Kfood w/ part of the group + Nad and Jess @ Dae Bak Bon Ga on Robson and then we sang K in the back =) I like that K place -- they have a pretty good selection of songs, it's pretty inexpensive, and 95% of the subtitles are in proper English!

Today I got my hair trimmed 1 inch and dyed at Chura. Not much of a difference in cut except my bangs are a bit shorter. Kenji cut and dyed my hair -- he's cute! He introduced himself and then asked me what I wanted done -- I told him just a 1 inch trim and a dye to some sort of brown.. I asked him if he thinks I should go lighter or darker and he said lighter... and after that he never asked me any questions or confirmed anything related to my hair with me which was kinda "whoaa" but I trusted him... he dressed well. There was this very cute dog there!! Bobo. So tang wha too! Makes me want it. It just sat in its owner's lap while she was getting a bunch of treatments done to her hair. Anyway, they rinsed my hair and then he just started cutting it and was done quite quickly and then he blow dried it. Throughout the whole process, he handled my hair so gently at one point I thought it was because he was inexperienced and new.... lol.. 'cause in the past, the other hairdressers did things so quickly and expert-like in my opinion... like pulling my hair out at different angles to achieve different types of layers... and then Min pulled up the dye-tray and they both started dying my hair and I had no idea what shade they were dying it! In the past, they would show me the colour book and would suggest shades. I asked him and then he said a dark brown (but he said light brown before?) -- oh well. The dying process took hardly any time either because I was dying it darker... then they shampooed and conditioned and he took a loooong time blowing it out nicely and put a couple of products in my hair that smelled good. I don't think the dye gradiant is as obvious anymore since the top grew out, but you can tell that my ends are a bit darker than my roots. Did I mention he was cute? ;) Always smiling.

My dad gave both my mom and I Foot Duvets from Restoration Hardware for Christmas. I love them!!! They're so cozy and they keep my feet perfectly warm. They're on sale now for half price! $10USD per pair! Go pick them up - I'm going tomorrow before work. This is a cute set - a bear, a super soft throw, pillow cover, and 2 sets of foot duvets. There's different colours too like silver sage, dark gray, red (the one I have), chocolate, tan, caramel, and ivory.
I bought ankle boots today! Finallyyyy -- except they're from H&M and not real leather but at $60, they're not too expensive either for such a trendy thing. I've been looking for black booties with the gold zipper for so long and all those shoe stores (B2, Browns, Town Shoes, Holts, The Bay) don't carry decently nice ones for under a grand! So taadaaa
Haha This is just funny -- an improvized song by Justin Timberlake, Wayne Brady, and Brian McKnight.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

4 More

I've compiled a mini wishlist for me to get myself (hopefully before I leave):

1. Flip Video MinoHD Camcorder [$229USD]

World's smallest and most compact high-def camcorder! 60 minutes of video, 4GB built-in memory, USB connected, super slim and sleek, features digital zoom, and the Flip-out USB arm plugs directly into your computer.
Tons of designs! Here's my favourites from the site:
The best part is that you can design your own by uploading your own photo! I love these things. Free shipping within the US too!
If you only like the classic black, you can buy it off Amazon for $209.

2. Hot Tools 1.5" Curling Iron
3. Deep Steep products (love!!)
4. Longchamp Le Pliage in Red/Raspberry/Yellow/Navy
So light, compact, can fit everything but the kitchen sink, and portable!

Trying really hard not to buy anymore clothes or makeup....... 1.5 more months... I can do it!

1 States trip... Gilly Hicks... Deep Steep... Nordstrom... that's all I need!