Triple M: Purse Porn

Love bags? Then don't hesitate to check out my newest spring babies! Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu & Michael Kors!

The Shoporexic's Relapse: Recession-Proof Your Closet! Pt. 2

Find out how to recession proof your closet and get the best deals possible!

Wanna Know How to get Your Hair Like This??

..Then check out this post on my review and tutorial on's HANAair hairdryer!

DiorShow 360

How did the popular mascara hold up against the regular drugstore mascara? Check out the review to see which mascara won LASH4LASH king!

Black Shatter Nail Polish!

Wanna see how it looks & works? Check it out now!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Black Shatter

My friend and I were out having lunch when she was telling me about Katy Perry's new nail polish, Black Shatter. She was saying how badly she wants it, went to the two nail shops near by to see if it was available and it wasn't :( After I leave our lunch date, I go to my bf's house & what do you know, his sister has Black Shatter! Needless to say, @melindaah was super jelly ! (yeah, I got pretty lucky w. this lol) For those of you who don't know what Black Shatter is, it's basically a nail polish that gives you that "broken glass" design w.out having to do much at all. Here's what to do:
1. Apply a clear coat on your nail first
2. Choose a nice bright color & apply ! (gray looks really nice with it)
3. Apply Black Shatter on TOP of your pretty color **
4. Watch the magic work within seconds of application!
5. Always a TOP COAT !

**Quick Tip for Black Shatter:
The thinner the application of Black Shatter, the thinner the lines are.
The thicker the application of Black Shatter, the thicker the lines are.

This bottle will run you about $9, which is pretty pricey but you don't need to pay the nail shop extra $$ for a design! I also love that it dries quickly, great time saver. Unfortunately, it only comes in black... for now. Hopefully they come out with other colors soon because I lurrve this stuff!

Please forgive the length of my nails :( They break from bball! This is a great product for those people who have a hard time putting designs on their own nails.

O.P.I. Black Shatter. ($9) Orly Purple Pleather ($3) Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat ($3)*

*It only took about a minute to dry! Major time saver.

Connie Cee.

Friday, January 28, 2011

The Chic Geek: 4eyes 4cheap & Clinique Review!

Who said prescription glasses had to be expensive? I always was so weary of picking out glasses 'cause once you picked 'em out, you're pretty much stuck with them for a couple of years considering they're an expensive piece of necessary eyewear. Even if you wear contacts, you should still have a back up pair. I never understood how the frame ITSELF would be over $100 for a flimsy piece of plastic and then on top of that have to pay PER lens, rindonkulousness. Anyways, I love love love this website and wanted to share it with all of you and I hope you guys find this as useful as I did!

On the my clinique review! Recently I purchased the Clinique's..

All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage

 What is it?

A rollerball used to massage eye area
to refresh eyes and reduce puffiness. It
contains caffeine, anti-oxidants and
soothing botanicals and works on the
spot and over time to refresh your eyes.
It's small and easy enough for travel and
anytime use and can be used over or
under make up or other face treatments.



I thought Clinique came up with a really cool concept for de-puffing the airbags but as you can tell from the above, it didn't do jack diddly. If anything, I think it made those baggy buggers even more notice-able then it was before. The rollerball itself is cold, so it gives a nice cold sensation over your eyes for the the first 5 seconds but after that your body heat takes away that effect. I really wanted to love this product because in the morning I know I don't look refreshed, I was hoping it was going to brighten my tired little eyes. Don't waste your time or money on this piece of deuce!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

the anti-bride

"Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being “in love” which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident." -- St. Augustine

When I was little, I dreamed of the quintessential fairytale wedding with my perfectly perfect prince charming. Fast forward a double decade or so and now you have the ANTI-BRIDE. I don't loathe weddings nor do I judge those who choose to have them,  I just feel for myself that I'd rather have a small, intimate simple wedding. Yes, I know, it's supposed to be one of the most memorable days of my life but so was the day I had my baby and I didn't decorate my delivery room with flowers and centerpieces or have a live quartet play as she ejected from my kuka! That moment was all about love; surrounding and celebrating life with love. And that is how I feel about my wedding. Instead of dressing in Vera, I'll dress in love. Instead of surrounding myself with flowers and centerpieces, I'll surround myself with loved ones, and instead of focusing on the BIG DAY, I'll focus on the rest of my days, my happily ever after. Because the big picture is, your wedding day is JUST A DAY but the marriage is the rest of your life. I think if more people put just as much effort into their marriage as they do their wedding day, there'd be a heck of a lot less divorces.

I'd rather try to be a perfect wife rather than the perfect bride.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Manic Makeover: Edgy Rihanna Inspired Cut & Make up

 My friend's little sister has been someone I've been dying to do a make over on cause she's got such a great face but could care less or just simply doesn't know how to bring out the best in her features. I always thought to myself, "if only she would this...or that, she would be so pretty!" And the day finally came that her face and hair became my blank canvas to unleash years of accumulated visions! I get a rush out of transforming a vision they couldn't see in themselves,  into reality. 

 As you can see, her locks are so long this girl could single handedly cover the head of every bald headed person that walks this earth! She's a walking weave goldmine! I wanted to do a cut that would bring out her inner edginess, not going too girly but framing her face well. So yeah, I went scissor happy! But I'm pretty happy with the results, I attempted an asymmetrical bob,

This girl was not easy to put make up on! She kept fidgeting and giggling LOL my five year old stays more still for her haircut than this girl!  But it was worth it just to see the end product! She's all grown up now ;)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Weekend Recap: Indian Food & Closet Building

         So this previous weekend I tried Indian food for the first time! I was pretty skeptical about it because I was afraid that the spices might be too overwhelming or not to my liking but since Connie Cee recommended it, why not? It wasn't planned at all total happenstance because after picking up supplies for my closet, I yelped around and found a highly recommended Indian spot.

                                                            Bismillah Halal Tandoori
8901 Knott AveBuena Park, CA 90620

To the left are Veggie Samosas! Absolutely DELISH loved it! It was stuffed with potatoes and veggies, so warm and fluffy with a hint of nutmeg in the background. It was my favorite part of the meal! To the right are just random veggies and dipping sauces.
Naan w. ground beef, tandoori chicken, chicken tikka masala and basmati rice
chicken tikka masala
tandoori chicken
Naan bread stuffed with ground beef

mango lassi, so yummy!

Overall, the spices in the food were different than anything I've ever tasted but it was good. It definitely has a distinct taste but it's something you've gotta try atleast once in your life. I wish they had an Indian bakery that I could swoop up some somosas and lassi at!

Anyways, back at home we got working square at my closet by removing the entire left side. I wanted to maximize closet size my adding another shelf/rack for clothes.

pretending I'm working damn hard!
what a mess!
dawdling while my friend does all the work LOL
good friends help friends build closets!
dawdling, again!
anybody need a new nose? I'd be glad to break you a new one!
so cute!
aww, handy manny has a helper!

mess, mess, mess!
R.I.P. mirror
If you've read previous posts, I've broken many, many mirrors, but this time it was not my fault. Blame the kids running around my room
one up! one to go!

Putting in work making sure the new mirror is secure, can't bear to have another one die on me!



room before (panoramic app on iphone)
room after

Phew! Finally done! I'm so excited that my closet is finally coming together. I've been on the hunt for a 50pair shoe shelf/rack. The only thing that bugs me is I have my shoes all seperated, some on a rack, some on the tier, some in other places, I just wanna keep them all in one place! How do you guys organize your shoes? Any recommendations?