Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Again, I want to thank everyone whose been reading and leaving me those lovely comments. Thank you for all the 'pick me up' comments and support. So I decided that I'd share with you all what I was or am still going through. At first I wasn't so sure I wanted to share this with the whole world wide web, but I think it's okay. It's apart of me and who I am. And maybe by me sharing with yall, it will help someone out there in some sort of way. Maybe it'll make you vaule life that much more. Long story short, I was born with a disease called E-Thalassemia. Because of it, I must get blood transfusions once a month. And because of the blood transfusions, my body accumulates a lot of iron that my body cannot dispose of own its own. Therefore, if not removed, will stick to my organs and eventually stop them from working. Before the oral medication called Exjade came out, I use to have to do chelations every night to get rid of the iron. This is where I'd stick myself with a needle at night while the medication is distributed to me with a pump overnight until morning. But now they have Exjade and I no longer have to stick myself. Which is great! But the Exjade makes me nauseous and that's why I don't like to take it. I know I sound very ignorant and foolish (which I was) but I didn't think much of not taking Exjade. I figured so long as I get my blood transfusions and take the Exjade every now and then, I'm okay. But of course not. And lately, I've been feeling the affects of not taking my medication. And this led me to do a little research about E-Thalassemia and iron overload.. which led me to discover something that hit me really, really hard last week. Most people with E-Thalassemia only make it to their 4th or 5th decade in life. =( I know 40 or 50 years old seems old, but if you think about it, not really. My mother and father is older than that. So I didn't know how to take it. It felts like someone just told me I was dying tomorrow. I know that sounds a little much, but you don't know how it feels until it's you. So I told my sister and I know she was sad because obviously she didn't know either. But she asked my parents and of course they knew, but kept it from me. I'm not mad at them, I can understand why they hid it from me. So since my mom knows I know, she told me I should just drop out of school and live life. I got a little upset that she suggested that because I want to accomplish a lot of things in life and school happens to one of them. Anyway, to make this long post short, I was really sad and cried for about two straight days. Which helped because now I can talk about it without shedding a single tear. =) It's still sad to me, life's unfair, but I'm just making the best of it. 40 or 50 is really old right? =P There's still a lot of thing I can do with all the time I have left. Like this BLOG and you ladies for example! hehe Oh, I'm officially making my 21st birthday the most important birthday of all time because it marks the half point of my life. LoL. December 18th, mark your calandars ladies. hehe jk
Okay, so onto the video. I finally got around to editing and uploading the video for yall. I hope you like it. I think this look is very, very simple to do. It really defines the eye and help people like me who have small eyes appear larger.
**the video is still processing, so give it a while before it starts working
GOOD LUCK ON FINALS ALL!
If I don't update again before Vegas, I'll talk to yall when I get back! xoxo
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Here's a closer look (click to enlarge):
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Sunday, December 2, 2007
How to conceal dry undereyes:
MAC's Sculpting and Shaping REVIEW:
Btw, I just added that banner you see up there. I actually took picture of those sunflowers myself. It was an arrangement I helped put together for my sister and her boyfriends anniversary. Aren't they pretty? The colors are so vibrant!
Thursday, November 29, 2007
So enough with my rambling... on to the fun part!
I purchased 7 of the 9 cream eyeshadows from the metal-x collection. I ended up passing on the pink and purple shades because at the store when I was testing them out on my hand, the color didn't come on too well. Maybe it was just the testers, but even the color didn't tempt me much. I've yet to use the cream eyeshadows, but hopefully they work well. I've seen Stephie use it and it looks gorgeous on her! Lately I've been pretty plain Jane when it comes to my makeup. But I'll let you all know how I like it once I decide to use it.
Here are the pictures of my Thanksgiving haul:
- The first row are the shaping and sculpting powders for contouring & highlighting. I don't know why buy lately I've been going mad crazy buying stuff for contouring & highlighting. I guess I'm really trying to master the concept of it! I've yet to do so. =P
- The second row of course is the new Metal-X Collection
- And the third and fourth row are just eyeshadows
Now for the swatches of the Metal-X Collection:
If you didn't figure it out, here are the swatches of the Metal-X Collection. The bigger picture is the eyeshadow in the pot and the smaller boxed picture is the eyeshadow on my skin.
Now for some random FOTDs:
Using the Matte2 Collection: I know I look dead here.. told yall I had a long weekend right? haha
Using MI LADY from the Antiquitease Collection: I found that wetting your brush (I used my mixing medium) when applying this eyeshadows makes the color come on much more vibrant.
At the Vietnamese Concert:
The one and only Cat Tien.. I <3
I loved her dress & shoes.. I wonder where you bought it?!
It was her birthday.. so happy birthday to her!
And the beautiful Nhu Loan... who's also very sweet.
I didn't care too much for Don Ho or however you spell his name. hehe.Oh and look, I reorganized my palettes and added in the new ones I bought! *_^
So I've been reading and getting a lot of question about how to conceal underneath the eye when it's dry.. I too suffer from dryness underneath the eye and it took me quite a while to find a solution, but happy to say, I've found one! I think it'll be much easier for me to show you than to type out how I do it so, I will be making a video on how I conceal my dry under eye! So stay tuned...
Oh and btw, make sure to check out http://www.thefreefree.com/! They aren't quite up and running yet, but be sure to check back every now and then for your urban clothing shopping pleasure!
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND EVERYONE!
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Here's my lil (big) haul.. if you know what I mean $! hehe
These eyeliner all have glitter in them so they sparkle! There's not much difference in this liner compared to the others except the color and glitter in them. My favorite one is 'goldenair'! It is such a pretty cream color.. this would go great on the lower lashline to help brighten the eye and make it appear larger.
Thise is a loose powder from the new collection called "Of Beauty" It's a pretty translucent cream/gold with shimmer. It's a beautiful highlighting color.
This is also from the "Of Beauty" collection. It is the 183 brush! I'd rate this a 4.5 star brush. It didn't make it to 5 stars because of it's price. This brush is $40. In a way it's well worth it though. I thought it'd just be like any other kabuki-like brush. But this little baby is bad ass. I used it with my studio fix powder and it gave me such smooth airbrush like coverage. I love it! I love it even more than my 187 & 188 brush. With this brush, a little bit of product goes a long way. It's put together a little different than other kabuki brushes. I can't explain it but the bristles are packaged together tighter but still soft. Maybe it's just me, but this brush works really well for me! Love it!
I saw this lipstick on a mua and I liked it. So I tried it, liked, and bought it. The lipliner doesn't go with the lipstick but I liked it, so I got it.
Now for my FOTD:
MAC Studio moisture fix lotion
MAC Fast response eye cream
MAC Mineralized skinfinsh natural in 'Medium Dark'
MAC 'New Vegas' - highlighter
MAC 'Other Worldly' - Blush
MAC Select moisture cover in NW25 - concealer
MAC paintpot in 'Otherworldly' - lid to crease base
MAC cream colour base in 'Pearl'- crease to browbone
MAC e/s in 'Haunting' - lids
MAC e/s in 'Brill' - inner crease to middle
MAC e/s in 'Deep Truth'- outer crease & work inwards
MAC fluidline in 'Blacktrack'- upper & lower lashline
MAC l/s in 'Archetype'
Okay. Goodnight all! Until next time.. go grab yourself a 183 brush! =P tee hee...
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
I know I'm really late with these Halloween pictures, but I thought I'd share anyways, so here they are:
If you can't tell, I was a sexy devil. I took this picture in the car on the way to the party. I actually forgot my camera in the car, so I don't have much pictures. My friends have pictures, but I've yet to steal it from them! =P
I went to a friend's wedding this past weekend and I usually don't have fun at weddings and think they're pretty boring, but I actually somewhat had fun at this wedding! There were so many intimate moments of the bride and groom, I almost got teary eyed. hehe Anywho, here are the picture:
All the pictures uploaded on here small.. I tried changing it but it won't budge. Sorry, I guess you'll just have to click on it if you want to view them bigger. Anywho... I hope everyone's week is going well. Thanksgiving is almost here! I can't wait!