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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Google analytics, I love you

I like to check my statistics and know how people find my blog~ Tonight I was looking at keywords people use to find me on Google. Most people find me using “barthendelus” or “odin” (for my FFXIII guides) or “shmuberry”, which is reasonable but can the weirdos who found me by googling THIS explain? hahaha

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The 2 last ones are kind of creepy…

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I hope you’re feeling lucky…

Everyone is having a giveaway! Maybe I should join the movement as well~ But in the meantime, I’ll share a few links with you !!

  • Saramari is celebrating her 370+ followers by giving away lots of cute things and even a Fukubukuro lucky bag!
  • Nic Nic is celebrating the opening of Apopofkawaii.com and is giving to six lucky winners some of her favourite make-up products!
  • Nicol is celebrating her 500+ followers by giving away some great beauty tools! Congrats!
  • Susie is celebrating her 100+ followers and this is her first giveaway!
  • If you’re crazy about Dolly Wink lashes, make sure to stop by Emily’s blog! She’s giving away a pack of Sweet Girly top lashes and Dolly Wink eyeliner!
  • Finally, Hana is celebrating her 200+ followers by giving away lots of adorable charms~

Voila! May the luckiest reader win! hehe~

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Nail art of the day

Inspired by Mitsu’s recent post on nail art trends~

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Sorry for the extra watermarks, seeing how a lot of nail arts pictures were stolen from bloggers, I decided I need to be more careful with my pictures!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Daily Outfit: sweet marine

You asked for it! Here it is!

Today I woke up quite late and everybody already had plans for the day so I was moping on MSN when Emeraude came online~ We decided to meet-up and eat ice cream in the Old Port.

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don’t have a full length mirror~ sorry TwT

Shirt: H&M
Cancan hat: Ebay
Purse: Payless
Black Jeans: Urban Planet
Sandals (not in pic) : Aldo

I’m loving the cancan hat trend! On sunny days, it’s important to cover your head, especially if you get heat stroke easily like me! I think I’m going to wear this hat very often, it’s too cute!

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Friday, May 21, 2010

It’s finally summer! yay!!

Yesterday I met with a friend, Sangmin and we went for coffee~ It seemed everyone was in the area: when we split up, we were six people! Montreal is soooo small!

Annick and I decided to enjoy the weather and we went shopping on Ste-Catherine St: I bought a nice marine-like top at H&M and a cute turquoise blouse for work at Simons.

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Lately, I’ve been obsessed with shredded jeans but there is no way I can afford a good pair… the nice one sell for over 100$ while cheap ones don’t have the kind of shredding I was looking for…

Anyway… paying that much for ripped jeans? No way! So I took this old pair of black skinny jeans, drew lines with a white pencil and cut the jean with fabric scissors! I washed and dryed them in the machine and now they are so perfect~ I love them!

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I also recently mentioned on my twitter that I just bought a purse~ I’ve been using a shoulder bag for over 2 years and even tho’ it’s awesome for school, it was time for something more fun for summer! I found this cute handbag and it was on sale! Yay for sales + bows!

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It’s made out of vinyl but the finish is matte, so unlike that other pleather bag I talked about previously, it doesn’t look trashy at all ;)

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I just put up a little poll for you guys!

I want to make my blog more enjoyable for my readers so for that, I would like you to tell me what you would like me to write about. Don't worry, I'm not running out of ideas but I want to write things that would please a lot of people :)

If you have an idea and it's not listed in the poll, please leave a comment or submit it via the "contact me" page!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

My make-up top 10

Yay!! Exams are FINALLY over and I’m officially in summer vacations! There are so many things I’ve been wanting to blog about so please look forward to that! Also, I twitted recently that I had an interview… well I got the job and I’m really happy! Fred is back in the hotel business!

In the mean time, a lot of you asked me many make-up related questions on formspring! So I decided to combine these to form a top 10 of my favourite make-up products~

1. Covergirl’s Lash Blast Length
This is my absolute favourite mascara. The formula top10is dry so you can apply many many layers and it doesn’t clump at all. Perfect if you just want clean and simple lashes without too much drama.

2. ELF High Definition Powder
This is a great finishing translucid powder. Not only does it set make-up quite nicely but it also erases fine lines and pores. Buy it… it’s only 6$ !

3. and 4. Maybelline’s Colorsensational lipsticks
I LOOOOOOOOOVE these lipsticks! My two favourite colors are 015 Born with it and 025 Pink Please. I can’t go anywhere without carrying one of these in my purse.

5. L’Oréal Paris’ Telescopic Explosion Mascara
I like this mascara a lot when it comes to applying mascara to my lower lashes. My lower lashes are quite long (I have to trim them once in a while…) so it gets quite messy with regular brushes.

6. ELF Cream Liner
I tried Coastal Scents’ gel liner… and it sucked. I was suspicious when I bought this liner but this 3$ line surprised me! It’s creamy, doesn’t smudge and last a long time even without primer! A must, in my opinion~

7. Almay’s Smart Shade Concealer
I stay up late playing video games or watching Buffy on my computer to dark circles are my enemies! My friend Hazuki recommended me this concealer on twitter and it’s by far one of the best concealer I tried! I also like ELF Under Eye Concealer & Highlighter but I couldn’t find it so I didn’t include it in the picture =(

8. Revlon’s Color Stay in Ivory
I don’t use foundation a lot but I like this one since it’s hydrating and as tiny bit of SPF :) It’s light and buildable and it doesn’t feel cacky at all!

9. Maybelline’s Lash Stiletto
Another mascara that I mainly use for my bottom lashes~ It’s darker and tens to clump a bit but when I need a tiny brush and a waterproof formula, that’s what I go for =)

10. Maybelline’s Colossal Volume Express
My second absolute favourite mascara! It’s very dark and it’s great when I want to blend my lashes with my falsies.

There you have it~ If you guys have more questions or post ideas, make sure to leave a comment or write to me via the form in the contact section or on formspring!

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

New haircut + nonsense!

This week-end I went to MnC to get my hair cut by Eunyoung~ Again she did a fabulous job! What I love about her is that I don’t have to show up with pictures to explain what I want… she knows my style already =)

But the best part is… her head massages… she’s really the best!!

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So my bangs are back (yay!) and I dyed my hair to remove the orange and yellow tones the previous dye job left~

I’m a little bit stressed at the moment, tomorrow is the national French exam… and even if a lot of people say it’s really easy, I’m still very nervous. My writing style in French is very poor although I don’t make a lot of mistakes… so if you have a moment tomorrow between 8am to 12am… send me good vibes and wish that I pass this exam!

Et pour ceux et celles qui lisent mon blogue et parlent Français, bonne chance avec l’épreuve uniforme! Théoriquement, je n’ai pas besoin de la réussir puisque je transfère dans un CÉGEP anglophone en septembre mais je veux quand même réussir… on sait jamais, je pourrais aboutir dans une Université francophone (même si je rêve d’aller à McGill haha) a manné~

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Circle lenses: NEO Celeb Green

First of all, I would like to thank Mitsu for featuring me in her “Gal around the web and 7 summer Beauty Faves” post! I love reviewing circle lenses and it makes me so happy that people enjoy it!

I mentioned in my previous review that one of my all time favourite were the NEO Celeb Green. Sadly, these lenses have expired since I bought them over a year ago so the following pictures aren't recent (I believe they were taken after I recovered from my "bad fall")

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Disclaimer: I'm NOT sponsored by EOS or any shop (not for these!). This review is based on my own personal experience.

Comfort: These are VERY comfortable lenses. I remember going to a friend’s place for a birthday party in the middle of winter: the apartment was very warm and dry but I didn’t feel any discomfort at all. It’s definitely one of the pairs I wore the most because of how comfortable they were!

Enlargement: the size of this lens is 14,2mm which is quite small compared to other circle lenses however, this is probably due to the design, it really gives a big eyes effect!

Color and design: What I loved about these lenses is that the result on my eyes were the same that someone with dark eyes would get since the color design is quite opaque. Unfortunately, you can’t see this on this picture but the green pixel faded in quite nicely with my blue eyes.

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This is a pair of lenses I will definitely buy again, as soon as I find a reliable NEO reseller.

I’ll have more circle lenses review coming up! If you follow me on twitter, you probably know that mukuCHU circle contact lenses store will be sponsoring me some circle lenses! If you have lenses you would like me to review, please let me know in the comment section below =Dsignature

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Fashion Faux Pas: Why is leather worth it

The other I was coming back from work and I was ridding the bus when I saw this…

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What exactly is that?

It’s a handbag made out of pleather.

Girls, let’s get this straight. If you want a handbag that will last you a long time and will go with a lot of outfits… invest in a good handbag made out of any other material then pleather. If you REALLY want to have leather, save up your money and buy REAL leather.

Now now, you can give me all the yida-yada in the world about leather being from animal and me saying people should by leather bla bla bla~… PETA leave me alone. Fact is, most of the time when you are carrying a bag made out of pleather, you look like you are carrying a garbage bag with a nice handle. Some pleather are better then others (especially the one above) and look decent… but they still don’t look as good as the real thing. If you don’t want to use animal skin, that’s fine but just don’t try to imitate it with something that look cheap and simply ugly.

So please…. put an end to this pleather plague!

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Circle lenses: EOS Dizon Eyes Grey

I mentioned before that these lenses are my all-time favourite lenses yet I never made a proper review! Shame on me! If go on EOS website, it is model number G201.

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Disclaimer: I'm NOT sponsored by EOS or any shop (although it would be lovely). This review is based on my own personal experience.

Comfort: Since my eyes get dry easily, I’m quite picky when it comes to circle lenses. Until recently, no lenses could compare with my Neo Celeb Green but the Dizon Eye just shoved Neo Celeb in its corner. This lens is so comfortable, I can wear it almost anymore and I feel barely any discomfort.

Enlargement: the size of this lens is 14,5mm which is a little bit bigger then most GEO lenses. On my eyes, it gives a good enlargement.

Color and Design: If you have always hated Leah Dizon for her amazing eyes that even captured the heart of Nishikido Ryo, you’ll be happy with these lenses because they give you that dark yet sexy look. I would recommend this lens for people who have blue eyes that have grey tones: the lens blends more easily this way with your natural eye color. What I love with these lenses is that they give you a similar effect a all-black circle lens would give you but with a hit of grey.

You can also notice on the picture above that my irises are quite small: when I took this picture, I purposely aimed my desk light in front of my face to show you how the lenses perfectly blend!

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I hope you enjoyed this review and that it was helpful for someone~ I’ll write about circle lenses again very soon: I enjoy writing these a lot~

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