Thursday, January 21, 2010

014. nail art: round 3

i just wanted to share my latest nail creations. since my natural nails decided to break and tear, and the weather is non-stop raining (even tornado warnings!) i decided to take a break for a little while. not much inspiration when the weather is so gloomy and i can't wear out my nail tips anyways!

this is my first finished set.
Products Used:

China Glaze "Strawberry Fields"
Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Daiso brand cellphone rhinestones, polish (black & pink)

Pro 10 Acrylic Sculpture Liquid
KISS Acrylic Powder

i'm planning on wearing these on the 4th Anniversary/Valentine's Day (since they're only 2 days apart ♥) 
i'm super excited, since i really love the way these came out!

this is the second set i'm still working on. i've been dying to get a yellow nail polish since summer, and finally got one.... in january! lol. sadly, i think i picked up a bad bottle. the polish just goes on really sloppy after the first coat, so it's pretty uneven. very disappointing. but hey, at least it was free! i bought the Seche Vite top coat for $9 and got a China Glaze for free. sweet deal!!
Products Used:
China Glaze "Solar Power"

Daiso brand rhinestone charms
Daiso brand nail art chains
CQ 103 "French White"
Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Pro 10 Acrylic Sculpture Liquid
KISS Acrylic Powder

i'm still working on the second hand, but it's really not coming out nicely. like i said, i think the polish is a dud. d'oh.

so that's it for now. off to the boyfriend's house to play Monster Rancher!!! :D

current music: Brown Eyed Girls [L.O.V.E.]

Thursday, January 14, 2010

013. Poupée Grab Bags

so Katharine's shop at Poupée Girl ( was having a grab bag event. each bag contains several items, depending on what bag you buy. i bought 4! this was my first time participating, and i'm so glad i did! here are the bags that i bought:

Cool Girl, Gal Pop, Girly, and Sweet & Chic.
i don't remember exactly how much each bag was, though. the most expensive (and my favorite) was Lucky Bag - Sweet & Chic, which cost me 450 ribbons. the others probably ranged from about 150-250, i'd guesstimate. anyways, here's what i got! 

Starting with Cool Girl

Next up: Gal Pop

Next up: Girly

isn't she so cute? ♥

i wish i had bought more bags, but i'm really happy with the items i ended up with. i finally had a decent amount of ribbons since i sold a lot of old items from Katharine's shop. i can't wait to see what the next event is going to be. :D

i'm going to go take a shower, maybe eat [another] bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal [yum!] and either do more nail art or go to bed. i've finally started working with acrylic powder to make 3D nail art, so i'm really excited. tomorrow is going to be a fun and productive day, i think. :)

current video: Kawaii TV: Sweets
i L♥VE Kawaii TV! i just wish i could find the video for nail art. :3

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

012. AVATAR!!!

so me and the bear went to see Avatar yesterday. by 'went to see', i mean, i paid for a ticket (extra $3 for 3D), ran into the bathroom and put the ticket into my wallet, walked to the exit where the boyfriend was waiting, gave him my debit card with my ticket, and then went into the auditorium. ;)

i thought Avatar
was amazing. as many have said, the storyline wasn't as engaging a
s one expected. well, in my case, i wasn't expecting much since i already heard from people that there wasn't much to be expected LOL. of course, visually, it was stunning. 3D was pretty cool, but that's basically it: it's in 3D. it wasn't exceptionally spectacular, but it was fun to watch.

Oh, and before I forget:


last night, i noticed that Michelle Phan put up her Avatar makeup look! :O damn, i missed it! i really wanted to be ultra-nerdy and wear that look out when i see the movie. but alas, i forgot to check if she posted it. oh well. i was tired of cleaning up this morning, so i decided to do my own look. :)

check out Michelle Phan/RiceBunny's video:

and here's my take on it. inspiration from the movie and Michelle
's video!

the colors aren't very vibrant though... all the colors were from my Coastal Scents shimmering 88 palette. oh well, it was just for fun anyways. :)

i also took some pictures of Kitty-Kitty, since he kept following me around and trying to get my attention when i was trying to take pictures, haha.

silly kitty, got his butt all wet in that puddle of water behind him!


current music: UKISS [Man Man Ha Ni]
can ANYONE tell me who the guy in the MV with the blue-ish hair is??? he kinda looks like Key from SHINee...
btw i am in love with this dance! i want to learn it so badly!! :D

and now the cam-whoring haha. also, i woke up with my hair all crazy, and flat-ironed the bottom. i clipped up my bangs to the side, and realized i kinda liked it haha! it reminded me of Rachel McAdam (I ♥ her!)'s character in the movie, Irene Adler. so i guess the whole look is inspired by both movies. btw we snuck into Sherlock Holme's after Avatar ended. :D it was a good movie, until the end. i was expecting something like, The Great Mouse Detective, but....... no comment.
anyways. that's all for today, me thinks. back to nail art! :D

Friday, January 8, 2010

011. more decoden & nails

i was bored and inspired today, so i made another small decoden jar. i'm running out of pieces though, so it's not as cute as the other ones i made.

i also could not locate a pair of clippers, so i
just left the extra chain. i think
it looks kinda neat like that any
ways. :)
there are also some rhinestones fro
m the little packs that i bought.

these are 3 of the 4 packs i bought! not bad at all for only $1.50 eac
h, right??

i opened 2 of the packs, so i hid one and the other is not pictured, haha.

these are also the chocolate molds and chain that i mentioned in one of my previous entries. aren't they cute??

here are some pictures of my nails from the past 2 weeks as well!

i did these last night. i think the glitter polish is getting old though, because it took FOREVER to dry! i spent about 2-3 hours on this, plus another 3 hours to fully dry... and then i removed it today, wow!

you can't even tell in this picture, but they were pink tips with white polka dots. i used my "Strawberry Fields" China Glaze polish for this.
i also had black tips with pink polka dots and purple tips i think? i don't even remember, i changed them so much!!

i also cut my hair again! mostly just taking more layers off and cutting of as much split ends as possible. i also cut my top-most layers super short on accident, but i like it that way.
i also don't understand why my hair looks black in these pictures! funny thing, i even put some of my Kanebo KIARA Change Color in my hair (brown) just because, and somehow my hair comes out black... XD

heehee! i also felt the need to include a picture of my adorable Da-gom! ♥♥♥

and in closing, a picture of us in Sonora being silly~
i hope we can go to the cabin again soon! it was fun spending New Year's there with him ♥

currently watching: Rock of Love Bus
SERIOUSLY. i need to stop watching this. i'm a reality show junkie, but it's a bit excessive with ROL... i've probably watched just one episode like, 20 times just last night! XD

Thursday, January 7, 2010

010. school and rhinestones

well, monday was my first day of school. and guess what? i was uberly LATE for my first class, physical anthropology. noo! the class looked extremely full too, so i just skipped out. i actually ended up ditching all my classes, since i had a 3 hour gap until my next class and was bored out of my mind. we ended up going to whole food market and buying some yellow curry sauce, mmmm! i have yet to make it though :)

i also sent in more job applications (again!). i don't even remember who i sent them to, since i've sent in applications to at least 10 different places. multiple times, ugh. i also applied at CVS for two different positions, and so i wait here patiently awaiting a phone call. i also need to send in my application for TRENDY's, ASAP! it's that adorable little shop inside Mitsuwa that sells manga, gundam models, and a shit ton of hello kitty stuff. it would be nice to work there, since it's only part-time and i can blow my paychecks on food and magazines, yay! lol jk...? ;)

i also made a trip to Daiso, and randomly picked out a cute handkerchief and another storage unit, then threw them down as soon as i saw that they now sell phone deco!!! :O
i bought 3 packs of rhinestones and pearls for $1.50 each, which is a great deal! i've been looking everywhere for cheap rhinestones for deco, but they're always expensive and only come in round. i found some cute pink hearts in the bunch i bought, yay! pictures later~ i left the camera at my boyfriend's house again. :P

i just felt like writing something. not really interesting, but i need to keep writing. i'm planning on switching over to mission from de anza. de anza is WAYY too crowded and my only option for transportation is the BUS. actually TWO BUSES. i don't like buses, and they don't like me. no wait, i don't like buses BECAUSE they don't like me. :3
- on my way to the mall, which is literally about 5-10 minutes away, i got on the wrong bus and ended up in like, los gatos or something. it was clearly over an hour away. dumbass.
- from san fransisco, (after walking around for 4 hours just trying to find the caltrain and ending up in DALY CITY), i got on the wrong bus AGAIN, and ended up... somewhere, i don't even know. we got out from the concert in SF at 12am, waited for Diru until 2am, took a cab to the caltrain at 6am, ended up in daly city at around 7 or 8am, finally made it to santa clara at around... ohh, 10am? and then the bus incident happened. :) we got back at around 4pm. i don't even know what the hell happened. ohh, the good 'ol days, huh?

okay, i'm going to do my nails again. the paint is starting to chip off, and i hate walking around with my nail polish looking like that! :O

current music: Whee Sung [OVER U]
omg, VOCALATE is amazing! my boyfriend plays "chu ru ruk'" (trickling) over and over~ i think my favorite is "OVER U", next to that. i just love the way he sings "I'm so~ over you.." omg Whee Sung, you melt my heart!

listen to the song here! <3