Saturday, August 27, 2011

waaay too hot today

fighting water beads

Monday, August 22, 2011

currently testing: MUFE supermatteloosepowder!

i love saying the name... supermatteloosepowder! say it 5x in a row! (yes, i know it sez "mate" on the label but that's just not how we say it in the U.S.)

anyway -- i've been exploring more of MUFE's stuff after my HD seminar -- and although supermattelooserpowder isn't HD makeup, it is definitely a product that will stay in my kit (and replace my MAC setting powder). =X yes, i said it. REPLACE.

i've had this powder on for about 15+ hours and i haven't touched it up. 4.5 stars! (why not 5? i need to test it more to receive a solid 5.)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

@ the MAKE UP FOR EVER pro event

didn't get to take any cool photos... but SF was definitely fun! mila, my bebe, came along. check out her blog here.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

eyelash extensions @ beauteous lash boutique

not sure if i've ever mentioned it here but i had a horrible experience with my first set of eyelash extensions that i got done in singapore. they were brittle, unnaturally curly, and were really messy (LOTS of visible glue clumped together). HOWEVER, i decided to give it one more time after being referred to a new lash artist by one of my old bro-friends. (yes, a guy referred me!)

entrance to the lash boutique. really artsy decor in the hallway (you can't see it from this picture) and a calming, white/clean environment once inside.

the lash design options.


very pathetic lashes. this is probably due to everyday fake-lash wear with waterproof glue.

donde esta mi lashes?

the lash station

all taped up! wow, my foundation looks good here. LOL you can't even see my scar.

mid-process. no boogers!

closeup. these under eye pads were so soft, comfy gels.
in singapore, they straight up put medical tape on my lower lids (the really sticky kind you DON'T use on your face -- felt like duct tape).


can't see the glue!

i got the J-curl lashes. these are the most natural-looking for most asians. they also have a C-curl, which is curlier; and a D-curl which is ridiculously curly. the length also varies. i got a combo of 10mm-12mm lashes.

profile shot

tight blink - indoor lighting. lashes look darker.


very artsy place. here are some interesting things i saw on the way to the restroom.

they have these photographs everywhere.

alrighty -- here's the important info. kudos to you if you followed this far. the salon is called:

765 Baker st #H
Costa Mesa. CA 92626
**the main building is dark brown with orange writing (that says "SOLO" -- don't ask because i don't know). i parked @ the CAMP (shopping center) a block away because there was no more parking in the building's tiny lot.

LASH ARTIST: Noriko ("Nori")

$120: 65 individual lashes per eye
$100: 50 individual lashes per eye
**you'll probably get either of the above options if it's your first time. for a more full look, e.g., 75 lashes per eye, the price goes up to $140.

i got ~55 lashes per eye, which is full but not too crazy. they have additional pricing for more/less lashes or fills that are quite reasonable. they also do japanese 3d nail art. (btw- my lash artist also won 1st place at a nail art competition last year!)

TIME: very important!! a full set of lash extensions takes ~2 hours, so don't drink redbull or coffee before you go -- or just remember to empty out your bladder beforehand!

check out their website if you can read japanese. otherwise, just call for information. =)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

amanda likes my hair

yes, i named her myself even though she's not mine! BTW, it's the ARCHED brow now! for a while, i was going through my Korean-straighter-brow look. my college arch is back!