Wednesday, July 28, 2010

KEANE concert and Elephants downtown!

It's been a long 5 years since Keane came anywhere near me. When they first came to Dallas I was a lot younger, and I couldn't make it out to a show that was 45mins away which started at 11pm. (strict asian parents) I had just begun liking them so I was bummed that I couldn't go but not THAT bummed. So as the years go on for some reason they never came back! It wasn't just big-D though, they only played 2 US cities on the last world tour. How lame! So you know when I got the chance to finally see them live this Monday I jumped at that full speed!

I've only been to a few other band concerts, and they were just "okay" because I was always sitting in the back far away. I told myself I have to be in the pit for every concert I go to from now on. It's just looks like so much more fun and the energy is better. This venue (House the Blues) was sort of small so it was standing room only on the bottom floor. It was great! We got in the center and half-way up to the stage. Times like these though I wish I was a couple inches taller!

I like the fist in this photo. YEAH!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Mom Haul, Perfume Testing, and Giveaway

I went over to Nordstroms to checkout their Anniversary Sale starting today with my Mom. While she was busy pretending to "not know her shade" at the Estee Lauder counter I checked out the perfumes.

I like to go around and sniff out my favorite lemmings to see if I still like them. First I sniffed out Miss Dior Cherie EDP.
Notes of chic, green tangerine, violette, and pink jasmine mingle with soft patchouli, musk, and delectably sweet strawberry leaves and caramelized popcorn for a delicious scent that's truly irresistible.
I really like this but sometimes I think it's too sweet. They now have an EDT which I'm just not sure about. I didn't really get a good sniff out of it. The sales lady was hovering too much haha.

I originally went there to scope out Guerlain's Aqua Allegoria in Pamplelune.
California Grapefruit, Italian Bergamot, Neroli, Petitgrain, Black Currant, Patchouli, Vanilla.
A sophisticated, sparkling, and mischievous fragrance.
I sniffed Pamplelune while I was in the Vietnam airport. I remember really liking it and thinking that I'd never seen this before. I thought it was a unique and cute bottle. Just look at the honeycomb design with the little ribbon tie! Plus the size is good for the money. I'm not the type to buy any cosmetics/perfumes "duty free" b/c I think it's kind of pointless. Tax is really not that much, and I'm usually not in the mood to buy makeup while traveling. After googling this product I now know that it's only available online or in some sephora, or at saks or neimans. I suppose it's not as popular as some crazy Juicy Couture stuff. Btw Mandarine-Basilic sounded intriguing too. Comment below if you are familiar with the smell!

Speaking of Juicy Couture! The sales lady let me sniff the unreleased NEW Juicy Couture perfume! I don't know the name of it but it has a nature themed smell. It's not sweet like viva. I don't actually remember what the original smells like or the other couture couture one so I can't compare, sorry! But Juicy fans may like to know there is something new coming out!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I'm back and some thank yous

Hello! As some of you know (who follow me on twitter) I'm back in the States! For June I went to Vietnam to visit my grandfather with my family. It was my third time visiting in 5 years and it was still a lot of fun! It was really sad to leave knowing I may never see him again, so I was feeling kinda dumpy but now all is getting back to normal. Starting off with blogging again! I know it's probably been a really long time! I'm still sorting through the 1,000+ pics I took (not including my dad's camera) so it'll be a bit before I can post some of those. I'll probably try to break it up into just a few posts and then get back to beauty reviews/hauls and stuff.

But first I wanted to thank the gals who sent me some surprise gifts before I left! I really don't know what I did to receive such kindness from you girls, but thank you from the bottom of my heart. <3

The one and onlylindah passed some goodies along to me while she was in the process of cleaning up her room. One girl's clutter is another girl's treasure! (lame wording I know) Thank you Linda! I've never tried the Shadow Insurance before. I've tried it by now and it seems to work pretty well. Lately I've been obsessed with Rimmel lipsticks. Thank you! And what's up with that dog in curlers pic lol?

Jessie and I have been swapping packages back and forth but it's still always a surprise to find these wonderful lippies in my mailbox. Thank you! She's my main supplier of Nude Delight by Rimmel haha. Favorite lip color! If you can't find it.. peachstock by mac is a close dupe in color but not finish. The Boots lippie is really awesome too. I've been interested in their products after watching brittish vloggers. :)

And Stacey omg! Thank you so much! She's like my sugar dealer from Japan. Always getting me high on stuff. It should be illegal! She remembered me saying something about hoarding peach candy for 5 yrs until it was spoiled haha. Thank you for the gum it is really good! Along with it all! It's all friggin really good candy! Stacey is one of my "lovely ladies" to the right lol. I wish I could get my curls as adorable as yours.

Amy surprised me with an early birthday gift! She knew I was a fellow gemini, and it was really sweet of her to send treats all the way from Canada! Is she a mind reader? How did she know I was lemming to try Annabelle cosmetics? hehe. Though we do have Nestle here I've never seen those candies before. The Smarties are similar to M&Ms except they are really cool colors instead of boring primary colors. I remember when M&Ms thought it was riske to put out a blue one haha. And the Aero chocolate? Why don't they sell this in the US? It's so good!

Sweet Lulu surprised me with packs upon packs of tea! I imagined like one pack of tea and she bombed me with these goodies. You are just the sweetest! Thank you! She's a fellow Kit-Kat lover + the queen of green tea lattes here on blogger. I think she started the whole craze. I find that we enable each other to eat / drink sweets more than we should haha. She got me hooked on these Mango flavored Hi-chews. I didn't know know mango flavor existed for it. It tastes remarkably like a Mango of course!

I can't believe I've met such sweet and generous ladies here on blogger! I'm looking forward to another year of friendship and getting to know you and all of my readers a little bit more! I don't really have that many friends in real life lately so blogging and sharing with you all really fills that void. :) None of my friends in real life even "like" makeup...

P.S. if there's any candy missing it's because I ate it before I even took the pic haha! :D

Monday, July 12, 2010

Hautelook Rock and Republic sale BLUSHES

Oooh ah it's that time again for a Rock and Republic SALE! If you don't know by now these are highly coveted blushes and they only come on sale every once in awhile. So when you see them you've just got to grab it up! They've been on Hautelook and Editor's Closet so far for 40-50% off retail. Right now they are 50% off retail ($40) which brings it down to $20. Sale event ends: Wed, 7/14 at 8:00 AM PT

You know how everyone was always talking about Nars blushes blah blah the big O blush. Well these are the new hot blush if haven't noticed. Smooth and silky, highly pigmented, lush packaging, and will last a very long time.


If you have any questions, please ask in the comments and leave your email so I can respond back to you! I just wanted to leave you with some pics of my purchase from editor's closet. :D It took a really long time from editor's closet due to an error on their part. I've noticed that their website has very much improved so I don't think I would have to wait that long next time. Now Hautelook shipping does take a long time too. R&R will ship the inventory to Hautelook and then they will pack the items and ship it to you.

I love the weighty packaging! It's so luxe!

This is Spank. SPANK! what an awesome name. I got lots of spanking as a child. Maybe even as an older child, lol.

CALL ME. The "better than Orgasm" blush. :D

See how much product this is? 9 grams for pete's sake!

Let me know down below what you have or what you want to buy!
I want to buy atleast ONE more.. probably bedroom?