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Hello~
I'm sorry I've been a bit MIA lately
I'm actually quite busy at the moment, and I will be back next week >_<)
Please be patient with me. I have tons of e-mails and YT messages to answer and I am sorry I'm not replying to any of them at the moment.

Sorry about the lack of posts and videos!
I hope everyone in Chile are safe and sound.


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here's a bonus..
cute real-life pumbaa and timon?? :p
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Revitalash Week #7 - One picture explains it all


Week #6 was 6 nights since I missed another night (again!)
So it was 15, 16, 17. 18. 19 and 20th of February.

I took a lot of pictures, but I think just one picture explains it all
look at how long the left side (it's the right eye in reality) grew :)
there's one that's super long
and the right side (actually left eye) is growing fast too x)

compared to what it looked like 7 weeks ago

Yay!!!!!!! yay!!!!!



H a p p y :)

+ funny picture at the American Museum of Natural History...

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Lush + eki Love


Hi all :)
I just wanted to share some presents I got recently. I feel extremely overwhelmed and gifted to have such nice people around me. :p

So, until recently, I was a lush virgin. I do have a bath tub, but it has a marble top rimmed around it, so the bottom part is... yucky =/
anyway, so I've never had a bath in there so I guess I never had any interest in Lush products.

But to cut to the chase, I met with a cute blog follower the other day and she gave me two lush products and two thefaceshop face sheets as a present :p


They smell so nice!
I have the bags left open at the moment so the room can smell nice haha x)

And here's what she gave me. I looked it up and I figured the blue ball is a bath bomb (big blue), but I couldn't figure out what the cookie-like one is :p


I just wanted to give a small shout out to Diane! thank you so much >.<)
and if you're reading this.. you gave me an extra dollar! I tried calling you and left a v-mail, but if you have time I'll treat you to lunch some time so please give me a call :D


And I also got a package from the lovely Eki!
If you don't know who Eki is, man.. you're missing out big time! Please visit her blog, follow her on twitter and subscribe to her YT channel >_<)
She's a Japanese, and has a super kawaii style :D I think she is one of the most prettiest girls out there. She's so pretty and well groomed - I just love her.. hehe. Eki always reminds me of bubblegum pink and cute bling bling.

So here's the package she sent me from made with ekilove (http://www.ekilove.com)

Here's how the package was wrapped. Pink and so cute x)
Her business cards were super cute too *drools* very professional!

She sent me a set of earrings and a necklace :D

Here's a close up of the necklace
A heart, key and a crown - how better can it get >_<)

And here's a close up of the earrings!
they are really cute and have the girlish-bling a lot of young Japanese women like :p

And she sent so many goodies along with the jewelry
Matcha! really yummy :) and a face mask, a nice letter and candies too
That was a lot of love, and a ton of pink!
Eki's stuff sells out really easily, so if you see something you like and it's available, you should jump for it x) They are really pretty and so girly ~

Thank you Eki for such a nice gift!
I feel extremely gifted to meet such talented people and people I admire :p

Have a nice day girls!
I'm sick at the moment, but I will try to make a video asap

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The Jessica Hair Makeup


I recently uploaded a Jessica of Girls' Generation hair video. In that video I was wearing makeup that I usually wear when I'm on the go. So I decided to share how I get the look :p

* Disclaimer : this has nothing to do with Jessica's makeup in the Oh! video :p This is just my everyday makeup :)

First, here's the video

So here's what you need for the eye makeup
Any eye shadow (a color that's close to your skintone, and a darker shade. I'm using the Kate Dual Carat in BR-1 which has beige and brown in it)
* a waterproof eyeliner - I'm using the MUFE aqua eyes in 0L
* Gel liner + brush - I'm using Stila's smudge pot in black
* (optional) A dark (preferably) black shadow - MAC carbon


First using any applicator, pick up a lot of the lighter shade
and apply it all over the lid like the colored area below.

Your eyes should look like so when opened. Not much of a noticeable difference :)
now pick up a lot of brown shadow and apply it below the dotted lines on the above picture.
If you close your eyes, the shades should look similar to my eyes.
Now blend out the area where there's harsh lines (inside the dotted circle)

After that, line your upper line with gel liner.
the red arrow is where my actual eye ends, just extend your liner a bit more. No need to flick it or make an angle. Just bring out the line a little like how I did.

Now line your lower lash line with a waterproof liner. (black arrows are pointing to it)
try to make it as thin as possible. Hold you pencil down at a right angle and make thin strokes.

Now using the gel liner again, connect the lower and upper lines. Don't go all the way
stop at where the red arrow is. Try to fill in the gap since the line will get thicker as it extends outwards to connect to the upper line.

The last step is optional, but if you want to soften up the lines a bit, pick up a bit of the black shadow and dab it on top of the gel liner (not the pencil liner part)
then spread out the shadow in the arrow directions.


And here's how the eyes look on the face.

Face: Chanel Vitalumiere foundation
Lips: MAC Gaga lipstick
Cheeks : MAC Well Dressed Blush (I LOVE this blush! it's my favorite at the moment!)

This is the exact same makeup as the one on the Gaga lipstick review post :)


And here's the nail color I was wearing in the video
China Glaze "Mom's chiffon" - no top coat applied
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Revitalash Week #6


Click here to see week #5

Late again! :p Sorry, I got caught up about uploading a video on YT and V-day yesterday.

I missed one night of Week 6 (my first time!) - so week 6 is 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13th of February.

Here's the front part.

Looking down
the lower lashes seem to have grown a lot on the left eye (right side of the picture)

eyes shut
lashes have grown a lot. seems like the left eye (right side of the picture) is catching up :)

About the unnecessary facial hair
they're still there and I have some growing on the front part too o_O

Yay!!! there's one lash that finally curled a bit! :)


Hehe, I took the pictures on the 14th (Sunday)
I guess I was expecting a "bamb!!" factor wile using Revitalash. I'm not sure if my rapid growth rate has come or if it will just be a constant, painfully slow growth like it is right now. I don't mind either, but I wonder how long these lashes are going to end up :)


I'll get back to you guys next week!

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Review: MAC Viva Glam GaGa Lipstick



I decided to participate in the Gaga craze and picked up a Viva Glam Gaga lipstick today.
It's a pretty pink (lustre finish). A lot of people have said that this is a "wearable" pink, but.. um.. if you're in a professional or conservative field, I'm not sure if this could be wearable everyday lippie. It's kind of flashy under certain lightings
It has that nice shine lustre finishes usually have.


I randomly pulled out some pinky mac lipsticks I had :) - just so you guys can compare how it looks like.

It's a pretty barbie.. I mean Gaga pink :p

I swapped some lipsticks that came close to the color
As you can see Gaga has soft pigmentation and a really nice sheen

Here's lip swatches. (Bare lips - half applied - fully applied)
It's quite sheer so you have to build up quite a lot to cover up your bare lips.


and here's a full face swatch, so you can see if the lipstick jumps out or not (NC20 skin with a lot of yellow undertones)

and some cam whoring LOL I haven't done this for years. If you use isight, the lipstick comes out more like neon-purple. But the picture above is the accurate color


Alright, I have some presents I got from a blog follower today but I'll post that post separately :p I feel very pampered from all the nice gifts people generously give me! thank you all (*__)


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Presents in the Mail x)


Hi everybody,
I feel extremely guilty for not making any videos lately. I've been caught up with some stuff I've got to do - but I will entertain you guys with some great stuff I got in the mail these past few days!

Remember the jewelry I got a couple of weeks ago? I wrote that I was going to support Justine and another person - and that's Sophia. I love to help people with good hearts, and Sophia's store's profits are 100% donated as charity to an organization called Sisters of the Blessed Korean Marty. She actually motivated me to be more active in things I believe too, so I'm thinking of donating my earnings from Youtube (as a partner) to organizations that I want to support too :)

But, anyway, the stuff she sent me was gorgeous too!! :)

First, this is the romantic Pink Pearls earrings~
hehe, tried both on one ear :p

And then, these are the elegant silver filigree leaf earrings :)
Sorry the shots are shaky.. :p

And here's a v-day necklace she threw in x) so purdy!
It looks like bloody dark red - but when you have it in a brighter place, you can actually see more of the redness :D I call this the blood-shot heart necklace :p

Check out her store - she has really cute stuff for really cheap >.<)
I like her rings and the Korean jewelry section



Also, today I got a package from a name I didn't recognize.
After I posted a post of Maggie sending me some stuff she didn't want, I got a message from a subscriber on YT telling me that she lived in NY too and she wanted to send me stuff that she barely used and didn't want.
So, no harm could be caused by that - I gave her my address and forgot about it since it happened quite a while ago.
And the package that came today was actually from her! :D

So a big shout out to Andrea! thank you so much, and I promise I will start blogtv as soon as I can, I miss chatting with you guys too.

here's the group shot of all the stuff she sent me
It was way more than how she described it in the youtube message :p

Here are some swatches
Stila - Illuminating finishing powder in Bronze (new)
lancome - Dual Finish in Matte Buff (new)
Urban Decay Brow Box in Brown Sugar
Lancome - Blush subtil (top: Aplum, bottom: Shimmer Mocha Havanna)

Almay intense i-color trio for browns 101
my very first experience with almay - and woah! very velvety and extremely pigmented! I'm impressed :) the colors on the fingers are all gentle one-swipes.

Maybelline expertwear eyeshadow (40 lasting Lilac)
uhhhh..... is it because I experienced almay first? color payoff is extremely difficult compared to the almay shadows.
I had to put on 5-7 layers on the same spot to get the swatches on my hand that's shown.

30 Rose Tints
This one was even more difficult than the 40 one. But you do have to put into consideration that usually pinks and rosy colors don't show up well. I've barely seen any pink-toned shadow that had good color payoffs.

Dior Airflash in 200
I've never used a spray foundation before. :p so I sprayed a bit on my hand, and it matches my skin tone perfectly!
I spread out the foundation with my fingertips, and the color blends in with my skin very nicely. I think the coverage is medium to full. It's definitely not a light texture. It's quite creamy!

One question though..
do I spray this on the back of my hand and then apply it on my face, or do I spray it directly on my face? :p on the back it says "Avoid spraying in eyes" - which I'm assuming that you can spray it directly on your face? or is that a big no-no?

Here's just pumps of MAC Prep+Prime Skin base Visage and Chanel Precision Rectifiance Intense Lotion that was in the package too.
Both have quite thick textures, and Chanel has that mommy smell :p Chanel looks quite watery in the bottle, but when applied it actually applies quite creamy

The famous.. errr... what's it called :p
the thing that a lot of gurus put on their bangs :p she sent me a new package and I tried it on my bangs and just started laughing, hehe :p for some reason it doesn't stick on my bangs but elevates them which makes me look like a bird with a pink sticker on my head XD but I love this! I'm going to master how to use it tonight!

And here's some more goodies she packed
A new Juicy Tubes lip gloss, and a unopened elf studio line shadow C brush :)
I love elf studio line brushes! a lot of my favorite brushes are actually from the elf studio line. I think the studio line brushes are a real bang for the buck.

Yay~
And that's all :)

Thanks to Sophia and Andrea for the generous packages and great gifts.
You guys motivate and inspire me x)

Okay, I'll talk to you all in my next post!

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