Sunday, August 30, 2009

i believe it's cake!

i got in touch w/ an old high school friend of mine (thru fb) and found out that she's now an awesome cakemaster! check out her work!

gucci cake

mmMmmmm red velvet.

oh, yes it is!

meticulous work

for more info and pictures, visit or e-mail laurie at

Saturday, August 22, 2009

meet troublemaker mila

do NOT let this face fool you. lol

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

cutie patootie w/ a voice of gold!

found this girl's link off of one of my friend's posts on FB. check it out:

Monday, August 10, 2009

what not to do...

in the sun!

what have i done?! jk this isn't me. this is my beloved seeestor. she and i are polar opposites but i love her to death. however, i do NOT approve of her "accidentally" forgetting to put sunscreen on and falling asleep on the beach. i don't think she'll ever make that mistake again, because although the areas minus the bow look nicely tanned, her skin is actually recovering in pain/itch due to UV damage. just a few days ago, this brown back of hers was actually red like a sausage. =X

did you know that UV rays can EFFECTIVELY KILL germs, fungus, and various micro-organisms? UV rays can kill things that alcohol cannot (e.g., Parvovirus, Strep, etc.) - that's how strong it is - and it does so by messing up the organism's DNA. now doesn't that sound scary? this is also what it's doing to YOUR SKIN when you lay out for so long w/o protection! you have to remember that you can still get tanned wearing sunscreen.

alrighty, just my 2 cents. the only remedies i can suggest for sun damage like this would be pure aloe and/or Creme de La Mer, although the latter is VERY expensive if you're going to lather (or "warm and pat") it onto your whole back. (believe it or not, this creme was made by a burn victim.)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

back from the dead and dying my roots!

took my final pill of antibiotics and feeling 100x better, so~ decided to do my roots.

i'm silly i know. no, i'm not naked. ^__^

Monday, August 3, 2009

uggh... stupid sick.

quick summary (since i'm lazy):

acute onset of sore throat >> antibiotics for 4 days w/o seeing doc >> got off antibiotics thinking it wasn't working (when it was).

on the day OFF antibiotics >> dysphonia and more pain.

NOW >> no voice and pain x5 ( i can't even turn my head w/o my throat, ears, tongue, and jaw hurting.) >> back ON antibiotics (but a much stronger type); doc can't get an accurate dx from a culture swipe b/c of the meds i took beforehand. suspected dx (my own thinking): strep. >=[

now on my lovely week off (no studying... boards and midterm are over!), i have to be home ALL DAY. (good thing i have my reliable puter!) will NOT be playing w/ makeup b/c of possible contamination. can't have that!

i'll be reading blogs, fb'ing, and looking @ puppies ALL DAY. call me if you wanna hear my effortful whisper. lol

Sunday, August 2, 2009

caking up w/o looking like it

the key to wearing a lot of makeup w/o looking like a cakeface (no pun intended) is to wear colors that mix well together, and colors that work well w/ your face. this is critical for headshots, bridal makeup, and other occasions where looking natural is "better."

here's a natural look i did last week:

i don't remember exactly what i used (bad julie!), but this is what i wore to the best of my knowledge (next time, i'll post closer to the actual cakeup date!):

face: Make Up For Ever HD foundation (#120), Make Up For Ever camouflage cream palette #1, Temptation sel coenzyme Q10 twincake, baby powder
brows: MAC brow pencil (stud), MAC eyeshow (boutique brown)
eyeshadow: MAC eyeshadow (boutique brown), MAC pigment (dazzleray), i think i'm wearing one other shadow that i don't remember!
eyeliner: K-Palette 1-day tattoo waterproof, Make Up For Ever aqua eyes (#0L)
lashes: Darkness (X-series), Darkness lash glue, DiorShow blackout
cheeks: MAC bronzer (refined golden)
lips: MAC pro longwear lipcolour (unchanging + clear), NYX lipliner (#831 mauve)

occasionally, people compliment me on my skin; but to be honest, i do get quite a bit of help from my makeup box. without my good ol powder foundation, BB cream and concealers (w/ vitamin C, sunscreen, MU base underneath), my face looks pretty beat up - blotchy w/ lots of freckles and a yucky depressed scar. *see below* like how i posted a smaller pic to show my flaws? lol

this is me w/o my normal cake mix. my scar is right on my smile line so you might not be able to see it. (i guess this is a good thing.) i also recently got a cystic zit (wtf?!) and i blame it on my foundation quest. i haven't had a zit like this in a LONG time, and why is it right smack on my cheek? the webcam really hides how bright and big it really is. it's REALLY bright in person. lol

by the way, i also lightened my brows (last pic)! you can't tell in the webcam photo but you can really tell in person -- it really softens up your look. i was getting annoyed @ the brown-on-black-hair look. (some ppl can pull this off because the hairs on their brows are so fine, but mine are pretty thick.)