Tuesday, July 21, 2009

DSK Galactic Crystal Lariat

Whee, I got my custom order from Steph aka DSK Jewelry today. I had requested a lariat necklace with a galactic violet crystal and leaf bail. You know my love of purple is in high gear at the moment so I decided I wanted a necklace with that color.

Love it! So pretty and I got compliments about it right away! Now, I'm thinking I might order another one in a different color ;)

Thanks to Steph for another fab piece of jewelry. Go check out her site! She's been unveiling some gorgeous new items and she's also hosting a fantastic giveaway!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Dior and Givenchy Fall 2009

Woah, I've been seriously slacking on the postings. The weather has been fairly summery and nice so I've been taking advantage of it as well as just being in lazy summer mode. Of course just as it starts to really feel like summer - the shelves are being stocked with fall items-wtf?

One fall palette that is my current favorite is the Givenchy Prismissime Eyeshadow palette in Poetique Blue. Sigh why do I heart blue/purple shadows so much?and why am I such a sucker for packaging?

Lovely floral design on the outside:

Sadly the plastic case is prone to smudge-y prints. The inside mirror also has a flower motif in one of the corners.

Pretty, shimmery shadows-went on very smooth and with decent pigmentation. I was afraid they would all look the same but they were distinguishable from one another (swatches tk).

EOTD (after a long day in warmish weather)
Sorry it looks like all my previous EOTDs but I swear it's with the
Poetique Blue palette:

I really liked this palette and I am tempted to order the brown version as well. mwahaha. I also picked up the phenomen'eye mascara in lavender grey(not pictured)-if I squint I think I might see the lavender part but it's pretty much just grey. It's subtler than black mascara so I don't know if it does much for me. I also need to refresh my memory on how to use the spikey ball applicator so I can see if it can give me more oomph.

Today, I went to Bloomies after work and I saw the new fall items from Nars and Dior. To my surprise and to my wallet's chagrin, I ended up liking a few items from Nars (to be revealed in next post).

Another surprise was that the Dior Jazz Club collection didn't wow me. There were pretty purple plummy colors but eh, I wasn't feeling it. I only picked up a purple eyeliner since it had a similar brush applicator to one of my fave Japanese eyeliners.

Here's a swatch pic for the new lipsticks (top row and 2nd row swatch on left, Night butterfly quint(2nd row; except the middle blk color), plum diorliner (3rd row left) and lip glosses (3rd row):

Close up of the glosses
(The left 2 are the creme de rouge and the right 2 are the ultra gloss addict):

The pigmentation on the quint didn't grab me and the color was just ok. I just don't think the palette would suite me (my eye would look bruised). Bloomies also had the jazz club eyeshadow palette in smoky jazz (black, grey, taupe kind of colors). Nordstrom has a purplish version (jazz club) as part of their anniversary collection.

Monday, July 6, 2009

East coast Pow Wow

I've been a super lazy blogger but I'm getting off my bum to post pics from the Pow Wow on Friday hosted by Pink. The theme was Lipstick Mafia so I tried my best to sport a "jersey poof" with the help of a bumpit since I could not tease my hair to save my life; I just created knots. I have to admit the thing was pretty comfortable (I even forgot I was wearing one) and it didn't budge all night. I don't know if I would go and play tennis with one on like the infomercial showed but I was pretty happy with it's staying power.

Here were my nails for the event, courtesy of some konad stamping. It took a few tries to get it all kind of straight:

Anyways, we met up for dinner at Pylos for some awesome Greek food. There were 13 of us: Pink, Lynn, Mel, Tammy, Helen, Patti, Desi, Vickie, Lily, Mayaari, Kendall, Prey and me. Here's the food (my bf commented that it seemed like I have more food pics than people, lol):

Pita and hummus. It was nice and toasty!

Moussaka and calamari

We also had fried eggplant and zucchini with tzatziki dip and meatballs

Now on some of the entrees:

I (and Lynn) had the shrimp and scallop with noodles in ouzo sauce

Lily and Prey the lamb shank

Vickie had the poached salmon

Some actual pics with people:

Me and Pink enjoying the pita and hummus

Super cute pic of Lynn and Mel

After paying the bill and getting our things together it was past closing. We decided to do a group shot outside the restaurant and asked a girl smoking outside of the bar/louge next door to take our pic. Next thing you know there's some guy wanting to take our pic too- he was super excited to see a bunch of gorge girls. There were also other folks coming out; we had attracted a good sized crowd. haha.

Before Lily left us for the night, we snapped a pic together.

We decided to walk up Ave A to a place called Beauty Bar and we continued to to attract attention. We had guys who wanted to hug us, who wanted to give us hi-fives, and one guy who told us to move away from the corner bc we were dressed like hookers so we needed to move to the center of the street-g*d bless us. haha.

Instead of the Beauty Bar, our next destination was a karaoke bar in ktown. It was pretty cheap in comparison to the one I've been to in Queens, although this place didn't have drinks included.

Mel was a very serious singer!

Pink channeling Britney!

Here's the end of the night group shot:

I got home after 3am, haha. Didn't sleep till the sun was rising and the next day my hair still had some poof to it. I had an awesome time meeting and eating with everyone! Can't wait to see the other pics/vids and to see you all again!


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