Wednesday, February 29, 2012

✿ 我的美麗日記 ✿ My Beauty Diary ✿ Strawberry Yogurt Face Masque [Review] ✿

My cousin Alice who runs BlingBlingZone (buy DIY bling kits from her :]) just came home from a trip to China and Hong Kong ... and she bought me these!! :DDDD

我的美/'My Beauty Diary' face masks! /the packaging is suuuuuuper cute!! I don't wanna use them :< siiiigh.

BUT! I DID! BWAHAHAHAA ;D

The Strawberry Yogurt flavor smells soooo gooood. /it's like you opened a thing of Yoplait yogurt and smeared it all over your face! Except of course it's not as messy and probably more effective. The Strawberry Yogurt smell is dead on -- Well Done!

Alice got me more flavors to sample and you can see below that the packaging is so cute that I don't wanna waste them- like a cake that's so pretty, you don't wanna cut it. Or like, shoes that are so pretty you don't want to wear them and mess them up.. whatever lol.
This is what the packages look like: 3 inches x 4 inches
And this bottom one is the masque I did last night :]]]

Smells Amazing-- Like actual Strawberry Yogurt!~
For those of you who have never done a face masque, it's super relaxing and you should try it. When you remove it from the pouch, you'll see a folded piece of clothy material that will unfold to become a face-shaped towelette with cutouts for your eyes, nose and lips.

First you wash your face clean (maybe after you shower or something) and then you can apply your everyday toner (or not depending on how you like it). Align and place masque on face Make sure you go over the mask lightly with fingers to ensure maximum coverage and get rid of air bubbles.

Wait 15 - 20 minutes and remove + throw away. Gently massage the remaining elixir into face and neck (you may also put on your moisturizer if you'd like). Then go to sleep :]

After doing the masque, I woke up the next morning with supple skin. I have super flawed skin complete with the acne scars and excess sebum as well as dry areas (SIGH), and after doing this I can honestly say I felt my skin was softer, less dry and BRIGHTER. By brighter, I mean less redness and diminished appearance of flaws.

I love this brand! I think in general the Asian facial care lines are very good-- Maybe because Asian women tend to be very very caring of their complexions... and maybe the advanced technology .... AH I DUNNO. All I know is this is a nice way to pamper one's self and this particular brand works well <3 :]]]

Monday, February 27, 2012

♡ Lucido-L Designing Tube Hair Cream [Review] ♡

I bought the Lucido-L Designing Tube Hair Cream (Moist) from my local Ichiban-Kan a while back because my hair is always so dry. The first time I used a Lucido-L product was in 2011 when I dyed my black/Asian hair with Lucido-L's "Pink Brown" bubble hair dye. Most people say dying hair will cause damage (which it does) and I expected my hair to feel damaged immediately after.

But you know that little package of conditioner that comes with the hair dye? Well that little package that I used after dying my hair made my hair silkier than ever for about 1 1/2 weeks!!

It was amazing! I've never had hair that looked or felt healthier!! SO I immediately rushed to the Japanese store to find Lucido-L leave in conditioner.

After I used it, I wasn't as satisfied as I was with the hair dye conditioner. I'm still wondering if they sell that specific conditioner in a separate bottle. Maybe so, maybe not (if anyone knows, please tell me :]]] I'd buy that in an instant).

This product is used as follows:
1. Wash Hair (Shampoo + Condition + Towel Dry)
2. Squeeze a dime sized amount of LL into hand.
3. Rub product between palms and spread through hair evenly.
4. Style as desired.

I found that although this product doesn't make too much of a difference, I still use it because I feel better knowing that there's at least SOMETHING working on my dry ends.

My all around rating for this product is maybe a 6.5-7 out of 10. 

Now I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on ESSENTIAL hair care. This product claims that it will start reversing damage from the moment you start to shampoo. There's a conditioner and a serum as well that you can put into hair and it will repair even the last 15 cm of your hair (basically, the most damaged parts)!

I'm not sure if it'll work, but if I ever happen to get it, I'll definitely try it out <3

Thursday, February 23, 2012

♡ DIY Cell Phone Blinged Cases ♡

Hey guys, I got a case for my cell phone a while back that I use on and off. It's a super cute pink, rhinestoned, monkey case! :D SUPER CUUUTE <3

I got it on EBay for like, around $5 from an Asian seller. The seller provided extra rhinestones in case any fell off so you would be able to fix the product yourself.

In case anyone was wondering, I have an HTC Inspire 4G. I love everything about it except for the fact that there is no front-facing camera and the camera itself isn't good at taking sharp pictures. Otherwise, this phone is perfect! I can customize the themes and keyboards and backgrounds-- just everything!

I've spent a long time with this phone already and my contract is up soon. Usually I'd jump at the chance of getting a new phone, but I don't really care about getting a new one this time around because this phone fits my needs perfectly (well, almost. no front-facing camera :<).

My cousin sells DIY decoration kits for cell phones. She sells complete kits as well as loose pieces. All you have to do is purchase a clear case for your phone from another seller (she only sells iphone 4/4S cases for $1-2 USD). Here's the before and after for the one that I did for my HTC :3


If you would like to try it out for yourself, you can go to BlingBlingZone's store and purchase your own Bling DIY kit!! Here are some more examples. The following pictures are from BlingBlingZone and Glamorous Bling Bling (my other cousin's store). GBB is no longer selling their products even though it seems like you can purchase from them. The best way to get your DIY kits is by purchasing through BBZ.








These are just a few examples of what you can do with these deco kits! Instructions may be found on GBB's website. They will also be included with purchase with BBZ <3

And you don't have to limit yourself to your phone! My cousin made me a blinged out DSi case :3


Just buy a protective casing/cover for anything and glue the decor on it! Bling your iPads, License Plate Frames, etc.! Have fun!! 

Monday, February 20, 2012

✿ Shy Girl Pullover ✿

Today Kevin and I went out one last time before he goes back to Santa Cruz tonight. He took me out to Stonestown Galleria and Bay St., Emeryville. I bought some tops and a skirt from YesStyle and a comfy destroyed cardigan from F21. Then we had lunch at the California Pizza Kitchen.

Something that I saw that really peeves me are when panty lines show through leggings. Girls these days always wear leggings alone and that's fine, but man, those panty lines sure do bug me :<

 One thing I'm super grateful for is having such a nice BF :]]] He doesn't mind spending money on me and I know how lucky a girl I am (I sure didn't grow up with money on the tree in the backyard). Not only that, but he also always carries my bags for me when we're done with a store! AWWW :333 I'm so happy!! X3 Those bags get heavy after a while and leave angry red welts on my arms and hands :<


Anyway! An outfit I want to show you all is a pullover I got from YesStyle <3 I thought it was super cute and Kevin did too so we got it :]]] I don't ever buy anything unless I think Kevin likes it too, not because he's a controlling slave driver, but because I only wanna wear things that he thinks is cute <3 This particular pullover has two side pockets and it's made of cotton. The brand is CLICK from South Korea. Super CUTE :D It's very comfortable too so you can wear it in the cold. Here in the San Francisco area, it's still a bit chilly even though it's Spring time... OH WELL, I like cold fashion better anyways <3