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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Product Review: Revlon Fantasy Lengths Eyelashes

I know I've been talking a lot about eyelashes lately with Latisse and mascara, but I found one more thing to make your eyelashes nice and luscious! I recently got a product sample of Revlon Fantasy Lengths Eyelashes. I've heard of this product before from Glamour magazine because one of the stars from The Hills, Olivia Palermo, swears by this product! I was psyched to test out this product.

I've tried false eyelashes before with terrible results. I couldn't even get the things on! I have horrible coordination and with the glue, I just couldn't get them on right so I pretty much gave up on them until this product. I really love the adhesive! Its seriously so great and MUCH easier to put on. It still took me a little time to get them right and as close to the eyelash line as possible but it definitely was not as bad as I remembered.

A lady at Sephora commented she liked my lashes, and although she could tell they were false lashes, they weren't over the top, just the right amount of volume she said. I could def tell the difference with the eyelashes, great for a night out but def not my style for the day time. I also tried trimming a few of the lashes one by one because I felt that they were a little too long for my liking, but with some little adjustments, I really liked them and I would def try them again! Its also great because you can reuse them since it comes with an extra adhesive.

A piece of advice, I would put your eyeliner on first, although the adhesive portion of the eyelashes looks like eyeliner but just in case you want to line the whole lid, it was difficult for me to line my lids afterwards. And also, don't place the eyelashes too close to the corner of your eyelids because you'll feel if when you blink if you place it too close!

They aren't too expensive, and you can probably find them at your local drug store. Hope this helps spice up your lashes for the holiday season!


No falsies on
Falsies on!


Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!!

Any Christmas traditions that goes on in your family?
We're going to my Auntie's house for a family gathering, which will be fun! Lots of holiday parties going on until New Years too! Such a busy season, its great to be with friends and family :) Hope you all enjoy this holiday season!! What kinda cool gifts did you receive this yr?
After-Christmas means after-xmas sales! Are you guys doing any shopping!?

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Can't Rain On My Parade..

I went to NYC last weekend, it was a lot of fun but the rain was a little bit of a downer. I thought it was suppose to snow, but actually it rained instead, ALL DAY Sunday :( We made the best of it though.

I almost missed my Bolt Bus at 10PM. I didn't realize it parked in a parking lot, I called my cousin to ask where the Bolt Bus was since she took it earlier in the day and as she told me, I saw the bus start driving away! Luckily it was in one of those paid parking lots which slowed the bus down, so I ran and the bus driver opened the door for me!

Took a nap in the bus and we arrived in the city at 1:45 AM. Straight the club, we went to 230 5th Ave rooftop club. They give you red snuggies to wear outside which is nice since it was so cold! The music isn't all that great there, but it was fun spending time with my friends from Philly.

Some pictures of our other events while in NYC and of course we ended the weekend with the xmas tree at Rockefeller center!

At FAO Schwarz, love the holidays!

Late night eating at 53rd and6th, Chicken and Rice, YUM! Watch out for the red sauce, its quite spicy!!!

Breakfast at Ideya

Eggs Benedict their way
Pancakes with Plantains and Cinnamon, SO GOOD

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Winter Wonderland!

The east coast has been hit with some major snowfall! Esp in the DC metro area, we've gotten over a foot of snow and some forecasts say upto 2 feet of snow. I love snow, but why did it have to occur on the weekend when I needed to finish my xmas shopping and I don't have work. It would have been much sweeter on Monday, but oh well! Its still very pretty and fluffy right now. The bad thing is, don't drive outside!!! Stay home, drink hot cocoa and relax by a fireplace if you're lucky enough ;)

Snowball or football coming at you?

Laying in the snow can be so much fun..

Last night we went to a comedy show at DC Improv and we saw Gary Valentine from the King of Queens. It seemed like a good idea to go out there since we had tickets we didn't want to waste and the snow fall didn't really hit too hard yet, but once we left the show close to midnight, the snow was def coming down. It took me 2 hours to drive home from DC, which it normally takes 45 min. I was so scared of getting into an accident, seeing so many cars abandoned on the side of the road, cops and tow trucks. Super scary esp if you don't have a big SUV. I really should not have been driving, it was def a stressful ride home! But luckily I made it home safely.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

X MAS Wish List

Yay for the holidays! I love all the lights and the glitz of the holidays. Its gonna be a low key xmas this year. I'm not really asking for anything too big although a nice new watch would be sweet! or an iphone or something cool like that but not really necessary. So for this xmas I'm asking for a

- Vanity mirror, just one of those 1x/2x mirrors: mine got stolen about a year ago and I never replaced it :(
- Black pumps for work, always a staple
- Neutrogena face lotion SPF 45, MUST wear SPF everyday!
-Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief : this stuff is awesome.
- Gold dress shoes (cuz I realize I have none in closet to go with my favorite gold vintage belt)
- Accessories - necklaces and bracelets, the more the merrier right, it always spices up any outfit if you had some jewlery!

So what is on your xmas wish list!?!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Product Review: Hourglass Superficial Lash

I cannot believe that Xmas is only a week away, where did the time go? Well I've been spending a little time at the mall to BEGIN my holiday shopping so of course I have to stop in my favorite store, Sephora.

While I was browsing, a sales associate saw me looking at the mascaras and told me which one was her favorite one - Hourglass Superficial Lash . It is a lengthening, voluminizing mascara. I tried it in the store, and I actually really liked it! Another employee showed me his lashes, which looked really good, very full and long. The good thing about this product is that it is enriched with Vitamin E to keep lashes soft and made without sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, and phthalates.

I'm not actually very big on mascara since I always have problems with mascara smearing and eyeliner smearing underneath my eyes after a long day, but I do wear it out and on special occasions. This mascara def has good potential! Its a little pricey at $26 but thats not much different from most of the mascaras at Sephora, Diorshow is $24 and they're all around that range. I would def give this mascara a chance and if you ever stop by Sephora, test it out! Although the brush makes a difference in application of mascara, it doesn't hurt to see what it can do even without the special brush, it can only be better with it :)

Friday, December 11, 2009

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

To The Big Apple I Go!

So much is going on this weekend. Going to my bf's company holiday party at the Ritz Carlton and then off to NYC to see my favorite girls for a birthday celebration. Its gonna be so cold in NY, a chance of some snowfall, so def gotta bundle up! I can't wait for some shopping and some yummy eats in new york. Got any suggestions for me? What are you upto this weekend?

Sunday, December 6, 2009

GLEE love

I'm totally on the Glee bandwagon.. I absolutely love this show!! Its so over the top, but I can't stop from loving it. I love their renditions of popular songs. The cast is a perfect combination. If you haven't caught on to it, I would highly recommend watching it

For those of you who don't know much about it.. its basically about a bunch of high school kids, nerds, cheerleaders, football players that all come together to join Glee club lead by their high school Spanish teacher Mr. Schuster, a former Glee Club member himself. Its got all the high school drama with a whole bunch of great singing and dancing. Don't worry though, its not like the whole show is a musical or anything.

Friday, December 4, 2009


"I'm actually very proud of my short legs. They take me to places. Actually when you're short, people feel pity for you, so you can get away with a lot more stuff. If I was tall I'd be in big trouble."

-- Shakira

I saw this quote via I'm Not Obsessed and I thought it was funny. I can relate since I'm only 5'1! I think its interesting how some short celebrities don't even seem short in their pictures and all. You really can't tell unless they're standing next to a supermodel or something.Well lucky for Shakira she has some hot short legs! haha.

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Happy Thanskgiving everyone! Cannot wait to eat some turkey, fill up on some stuffing, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie! I love big family get-togethers.

I cannot believe how fast time flies. This year has been going by so quickly, it'll be Christmas before we know it. Anyone doing any Black Friday shopping? I don't think I will be this year, I have some major last minute cramming to do before my big boards exam Dec 1st... so all my time needs to go to that except this little break to make a few posts on my blog, which I've neglected for a while!

I've been so busy with finishing up my rotation at the VA hospital in Connecticut and moving back to Maryland with my cousin's cruise wedding in between! Yup, busy busy! Anyhow, hope everyone has a great holiday! Eat lots! :)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Product Review: Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Treatment Cream

In the last few months, my skin has been very terrible. I have been breaking out like crazy. I actually think it could have been the water in CT that caused my skin havoc.. since being back in Maryland, I feel like my skin has improved a lot. Regardless, I tried a whole bunch of acne products to try to calm my skin.

One of the products I tried was Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Treatment Cream, Tinted, 1 oz. Its a super strong formulation with 10% Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Medication as opposed the usual 2% formulations. It touted clearer skin in just 3 days. Also, with this product, you must use sunscreen if going outdoors (this is why its impt the read the labeling otherwise you might not catch this pt!) Due to the higher concentration, a possible side effect would be skin irritation and redness and also due to excessive drying, you should start with one application and work up to 3 applications.

I did feel like this product worked quickly to resolve some of my acne spots, but I experienced excessive drying in the areas I applied and in some spots, I felt that it darkened my skin in that area. If you need something quick acting, this product is definitely good, but I would recommend using a very small amount and only at night time since it is advised to limit sun-use with this product probably due to product interactions with the sun.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Cruising Along

I'm done my rotation site at the Hartford CT VA, 3 months done! It really flew by. I had a great time traveling the Northeast :) although I will admit Hartford was pretty boring, def made the best of it! I'm back to Maryland now for my next rotation. I guess theres no place like home although its been quite a while since I lived at home now! My cousin is getting married on a cruise ship so thats where I'll be for the next week. We're going to St. Maartens and St. Thomas... super excited! Hope you guys have a great week!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Feel Good Clothes

I saw this photo on Satorialist of Olivia Palermo from The Hills. Honestly, I don't watch the show, but from commericals and clips I've seen, I guess she use to be Whitney's previous work rival at DVF. I love this girl's outfit. I love all the texture of her clothes, everything is so unique. She totally rocks all the pieces together. What do you think? Love it as well?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sephora Friends & Family

Its that time of the year now, time to stock up all your beauty goodies at Sephora! Friends & Family coupons should be coming out for all the stores pretty soon. Sephora's event is Oct 19-Nov 2nd, use code "FF2009" for the discount. What are you guys gonna be getting? I'm thinking of some new blush, most likely Nars.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Nicole Ritchie & Joel Madden at the Noble Humanitarian Awards

Joel Madden accepted an award at the Noble Humanitarian Awards in Beverly Hills on Sunday October 18th. There to accompany him was the lovely Nicole Ritchie. She looks sooo gorgeous in a Jasmine Di Milo gown. I remember the days when she was so super stick thin. She looks healthy and beautiful.. absolutely glowing in that gown. I also love her simple makeup and her nude lips. Joel and Nicole are such a cute couple, they seem to complement each other so well, love how his tie matches her dress :)

Pic credit: JustJared

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Burberry Love

This is a late post, but the weather has gotten chilly and that made me think of taking out my winter Burberry accessories. I love how classic Burberry is, their Spring 2010 Runway collection was gorgeous and simplistic. I love the pastel colors, the mutedness of the colors, but the fabulous draping and updated coats which their famous for. Burberry is so classic, I can't help but continue to love it.


One of Burberry's loyal followers & current fashion ad campaign models, Emma Watson

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P.S. I FINALLY figured out how to align my pictures next to each other, you can't imagine how long that took me! :)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Mosing through Newport

A couple of weekends ago, I had an amazing time in Newport RI. We ate the absolute best lobster roll, "doughnuts" - which are these seafood fried ball things, and scallop clam chowder. The seafood was literally amazing! Newport is seriously a super quaint city, love the boats, the atmosphere, and the food!

Gorgeous waters & sail boats

The Breakers Mansion where the Rockefellers spent their summers

Running through bushes with all the other little kids :)

Lobster sandwich, the best one I've had so far!
"Doughnuts" at The Mooring Seafood Kitchen and Bar

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Sunshine Cleaning

I recently just watched "Sunshine Cleaning". This movie stars Amy Adams and Emily Blunt as two sisters who decide to go into the business of biohazard removal, which means cleaning up the blood and stuff left after a crime scene/suicide/etc...sounds like a great job right? I really enjoyed this movie a lot. Its unique in its storyline, its got his comedic moments and also its heartfelt ones. These two actresses are great, you really feel for each of their characters. Amy Adams plays Rose, a single mother who is trying to provide for her son and intertwined with her old married high school sweetheart, while Emily Blunt plays a her rebellious sister, Norah, who trying to find her direction in life. I would definitely recommend watching this indie-drama!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Atlantic City Bachelorette Fun

Last weekend, I went to Atlantic City for my very first bachelorette party! My cousin is getting married on a cruise in November and since a lot of the family is from the east coast, we flew her in for the bachelorette party. For those of you who haven't been to A.C., it is definitely no where close to what Vegas is, but hey, there are casinos and shopping (tax free + outlets!) and if you've got a great group of friends/family then you are all set!

I went straight from work, of course on the day I have to leave to catch a bus in downtown Hartford to NYC and then to A.C., I get the last patient of the day with loss of vision never noted before on a Friday afternoon! But luckily that gets squared away and straight to the bus station, although I didn't eat dinner and then in transfering buses, there was no time even to grab a quick pizza in NYC or even when we made a pit stop, the Burger King was SUPER slow so no food yet again. Once I reached A.C., my cousins told me to come the hotel to get ready to go to the bar. I didn't end up eating until 14 hours later after a night of clubbing at the Borgata. We went to Fatburger and I got a nice juicy hamburger and fries all to myself! I gobbled that thing down. haha.

The next day, we helped the economy by shopping for like 6 hours! Ceasars buffet for dinner and off to Dusk for the last night's celebration. It was such an amazingly fun night. It was a great party night too because Nicky Hilton was there celebrating her birthday with Lance Bass and Sean Kingston performed 2 songs! We had a great view of Sean Kingston's performance. I was able to see Nicky Hilton and Lance Bance (which btw is such a cutie in person!) but not close enough to take pictures with them! :(

Overall, this weekend was majorly fun. My mom-cousins party harder than I ever knew, which was super cute and I had a great time with the family. I can't wait for my cousin's wedding on a cruise in Novemeber. It is going to be one amazing family trip! My cousin said she wanted to have a wedding on a cruise b/c as a kid she watched Love Boat so I guess she wanted her own :)

We decided to live it up baller style.. Penthouse Suite!!

The view from our hotel

The glob of light is Sean Kingston!

Nicky Hilton as DUSK nightclub in Caesers, celebrating her 26th birthday!
(Wearing a Kate Moss for TopShop dress :)
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Sorry for the low picture quality, our cameras weren't that great!

So what celeb sightings do you guys have!? :)