Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sticky tags

I was browsing a novelty store earlier today and ran across this:

How super fun!  Imagine leaving a magazine or catalog in the bathroom with a bunch of these things sticking out for your significant other to browse through while their in the loo.  It was $5.99 -- and I thought it was a bit steep! But, upon scouring the web for them, I discovered they are only sold in the UK and Australia for about $4.50-6.00 as well + shipping.  I guess they were a good price, but I still wouldn't buy them for that much.  Maybe.

Friday, February 26, 2010


Nudes... naturals... sexy!

I lovvvve these! But they are waaay out of my price range...but still, I love these palettes!

Left to Right--
Shoes: Fendi
Clutch: Rocio
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Dress: Christopher Kane

Make these pop with red or turquoise-esque accessories!

Belts: Karen Millen (Left), Honister (Right)

Earrings: Monies (Left), Necklace: Antica Murrina (Right)

Perfect colors for Spring!

Tights, tights, tights!

Always on the hunt for something "different" and unconventional, I scored a pair of these at Urban Outfitters in the clearance section for $4.99! (Originally $14.00, online is reduced to $7.99)

Faded Floral Mesh Tight
Color: Ceremony (kind of a bluish-gray)

Yes, they look crazy and admittedly pretty weird, but they are definitely DIFFERENT. They aren't itchy, pretty durable feeling, and I think the faded rings accentuate different curves in your legs.  Now, to find an outfit and shoes to go with these...

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Chain gang

I am currently really into collecting CHAINS! Multi-string, chunky, punky-goth looking chains!

I went hunting for chains at Forever 21 and H&M at the Promenade in Santa Monica this weekend and found some good pieces, all for under $8 a pop!  I'll post pictures of them sometime later.




Monday, February 22, 2010

Calbee snacks


The end.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Flat Matte

I went perusing Forever 21 and ran across this little bargain in a bottle for $2.80: a teal-ish/green-ish MATTE FLAT nail polish! "Veeeerrry interesting," thought I.

So! What do I think? It's pretty cool! Different, definitely.  What I like about this is that it dries super fast.  When it's wet, it's slick and shiny looking and when it's dry--it's flat & matte, no hyper-shiny glossiness!  You KNOW when it's dry because it changes its sheen!

Now, this is cause for concern for top-coat users.  Most top coats I know of make your nails look shiny and are supposed to extend the life of your manicures.  You have to forgo the use of the top coat here and just use an undercoat instead.  BUT, on the up side, if you don't like the matte look, you could easily add the top coat and make your nail polish shiny!

I need to go back and find this in Matte BLACK! That'd be awesome!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Staples = Art? GENIUS!

This artist is amazing! Staples, a blank wall, and a lot patience made this!

Aggravure - by Baptiste Debombourg - more works

Happy stickiness

Ahhhhh!! I need to find where I can buy these for CHEAP!

Japanese masking tape! I love these different, soft colors (rather than the regular American manila color) and I love the durability and wide range of uses I can make for masking tape!  I can imagine it now... labels, gift wrap, crafts...

Pencil cases!

Remember when you were in elementary school and bought pencil boxes for your writing instruments? I do!! I LOVED going to the Asian supermarkets and going to those sections at the front of the store that had a bunch of imported goodies or to the Sanrio store to browse for hours and buying cool pencil cases!

Revisiting my interests, I wanted to post some pretty fun looking pencil cases I've run across...

I had this deluxe kind that had several compartments, but actually way cooler than this because there'd be buttons that you'd press and pencil sharpeners and hidden drawers would pop out!

I had one probably more like these ones:

And these are super cool for you DIY'ers!

Sweet Japanese Snacks

Yummy goodness! I love love love Glica Pocky Almond Crush snacks! Light and crispy sticks dipped in chocolate and then covered in crushed almonds... *drool  One of my favorite sweet snacks to pick up when I'm at the Japanese Market

My favorite candy (chocolates) to pick up are Meiji Meltyblend chocolates. I usually get the milk chocolate, but I know there are strawberry and green tea varieties as well.  I want to try the green tea some time.  These are little chocolate cubes dusted with cocoa powder and have a rich, buttery semi-sweet dark chocolate flavor.  When you pop it into your mouth, it's smooth and almost icy tasting, with a texture that melts in into softness--kind of like a chocolate truffle. Mmmmmm...

Hello Kitty x Mimobot

Ran across these super cute USB flash drives of Hello Kitty in an apple suit!

Perfectly Poached

 used my new egg poachers, and they work brilliantly! Yum!

For these, spray the inside with a non-stick oil like Pam and then crack in the egg.  I like to sprinkle some garlic powder on top because I like garlic.  I put these egg poachers in about 2-3 inches of boiling water in a pot and then cover it with its lid for about 5 minutes to steam/poach.  I remove the poachers with a slotted spoon (the steam in the pot is too hot for me to grab these with my hand), tilt them by holding 2 edges and these bad boys slide right out! Easy clean and perfectly poached eggs!  Top with a sprinkle of salt & pepper to taste.

I LOVE these things! HotSpot EggShell Silicone Egg Poacher - A+!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Vintage inspiration

I was doing my regular, tangential web surfing and a bunch of vintage stuff caught my eye. I love vintage and I miss the awesome sepia-ish vignetted images captured by the old Polaroid! It's sad that they discontinued that thing. Such an iconic piece of the 80s!

Anyhow, inspired and riding on my creative creations wave, I sketched up yet another image!

Sketch for Today

I decided to flex some creativity today and did a quick sketch in Photoshop with my Wacom tablet.  I love pressure sensitive tips!  It's just like pencil and paper sketching. It's been awhile since I've actually sketched anything, so please bear with me.

Backyard Zen


Bordeaux Botanical Gardens

I want one of these in my backyard one day.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Call It Forward

I just got myself a Google Voice account with a 424 area code in Santa Monica.  "Permanent" phone number.  Maybe I should use this for all my rewards cards from now on: Ralphs, PetCo, PetSmart... And if I ever move, my number stays the same! WooHoo!

To get an invite, click here.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Food Spreads

I am intrigued.  With a new "healthy" outlook on food, I found these:

Lemonaise & Baconnaise -- alternatives to MAYO for your sandwiches & spreads!

Lemonaise - light, zesty, and yummy! I've had this one before.  They sell it at Bristol Farms and would totally recommend this. AND Zero grams of carbs! Not too shabby!

Baconnaise - this intrigued me because I love bacon! BUT this contains NO PORK and is vegetarian! Wow. I haven't tried it yet.  I don't know where to buy it, but when I do I will be sure to review it.  There are a few reviews on Amazon for it though and they range from good to bad. Hm.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Day

My sweet boyfriend got me a gift this year for Valentine's Day!


Cute, sweet & simple. ♥ & flowers that won't die.

Happy 6th Valentine's Day! Has it really been that long?

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Review: Sephora Face & Eye Travel Tool Kit

Sephora Face & Eye Travel Tool Kit

Sephora has this travel kit for $32.  I purchased this around Christmas time with my Beauty Insider coupon for $15 off $35 purchase.  I purchased the Smashbox Jet Set Waterproof Eye Liner in Midnight Black as well as "filler" (review on that later).

"Set includes a powder/blush brush, eyeshadow blending brush, eyeshadow smudge brush, eyeshadow crease brush, and an angled brow/liner brush." -

I'm the type of girl who likes makeup related to the eyes, so brushes for the eyes are a must for me! This was PERFECT! I've been looking for a long time to find a set that I liked.  Buying individual brushes is impractical (for myself and my wallet) as they retail for $15+ each. Actually, I have quite a few brushes--great quality hairs--I purchased from my local art store that work amazingly! Except that their handles are too long.

I like the fact that these are "travel" sized.  Quite honestly, I prefer the shorter handles! I like to get up and personal with my mirror to do my shading, lining, and filling and long handles just get in the way.  The bristles are soft and I haven't really had any issues of losing any hair. The handles have what they're used for printed small on them in case you forget what they're for.  I'm no expert in make up, but I like to experiment and do my research in buying affordable items without sacrificing quality.  These totally are the basic tools to play with different techniques.  That's all I need! 

Selling Sugar Fix Cream Concealer!

I put part of my stock of Sugar Fix Cream Concealers for sale on Ebay for $10 a pop!  If you purchased elsewhere online (if you can find it!) it'd be $16+shipping+tax, where applicable. I think it's a deal, I hope you do too!

Check out the auction here: Sugar Fix Cream Concealer New NIB
*Update 2/20/10: Selling them for $8 now: Sugar Fix Cream Concealer $8

Happy Bidding!  If anyone reading this is interested in making me an offer and to go directly through me (I use PayPal--very important in buyer & seller protection!), please leave me a comment.

My real life girl friends--don't worry... your's will be gifts from me!

I'm thinking of adding gifts to those who purchase multiple concealers at one time.  Either a mini Sugar lip gloss or one Sugar Line 'n Shine eyeliner in Night or Chocolate (Retail: $15.00 for 2).  Thoughts?