Monday, December 19, 2016

Mimi's Mac Collection!!

Mariah has come through for her #lambily with her MAC collaboration and it is GORGEOUS!



I grew up listening to Mariah Carey and I've always been such a big fan of her songs and of course her voice.  



No, really.  I'm a big fan.


Believe me! 




It's just so convenient that I happen to love MAC cosmetics so when I heard this collection was going to come out, I had to get my hands on it even though I honestly didn't need anymore makeup. 

 

Even the boxes were fab.


Mariah Visuals at the MAC store

Loose Powder
I won't do a whole make-up review of this collection since there are thousands out there and plus, even if you wanted these after reading this, I don't even think they're available anymore.  If I'm wrong then I totally recommend that you get it because this collection is amazing and totally practical because the colors aren't too OUT THERE like the crazy black lipsticks Rihanna had a while back.



Not too clear but I have to say that the body glitter is my favorite because since it's a loose powder, you can even use it as a highlighter on your face.  The glitter isn't overpowering and actually fairly sheer.  It lasts me throughout the whole day but I'm not sure how it would hold on if I were sweating throughout the day. I love that it comes with a puff!  I always feel so glamorous whenever I use make up puffs. 



For the lipsticks, I chose DAHHLINGGG and MCIZZLE (gosh, I love these names).  I didn't want to get too adventurous with the darker shades so I stuck with these nude shades.  I honestly haven't tried these yet because they're too beautiful to use.  


For the glosses, I chose RAINBOW INTERLUDE and DREAMLOVER which are named after her songs.  I felt like these two would correlate well with the lipsticks I purchased.  I had a chance to try these both out and they are pretty sheer but you gotta love the glitter! 


I really wanted to get SWEET SWEET FANTASY for my blush choice because it's my favorite song but it was a bit too orange for me so I got YOU'VE GOT ME FEELING instead.  Honestly, nothing too special with this color but I like how it's a light shade so you can keep layering until you get the shade that you want.  I wish there were some shimmer in this but I can understand why they chose matte with everything else in this collection being glitter galore.  

I love the items that I chose and I wish I could've gotten the whole set but since this set conveniently came out during the holiday season, I'm already broke from Christmas shopping. :(  

Here's a link to her collection on MAC's online website: http://www.maccosmetics.com/collections-mac-mariah-carey
Majority of the collection is sold out but I believe there's a way to be wait listed? I don't know.  I'm a terrible beauty blogger.  


But how great it is to be back and blogging again! I really would love to make more time for this blog especially for the upcoming new year.  For my readers who are still with me, I love you all!  I still have people e-mailing me and encouraging me to keep writing and those e-mails are everything!  So, thank you <333 appy="" everyone="" holidays="" nbsp="" p="">





Friday, December 16, 2016

Make-up Review: ETUDE HOUSE TINT MY BROWS GEL



Have you ever wanted to get a tattoo?  Like spontaeously walk in to a tattoo parlor and inject powerful and meaningful Latin phrases into inconspicuous areas of your body?

I'm not going to lie but I've always wanted to.  My fear?  Possibly my fear of needles and that fact that it is irreversible except that you can laser it off which I heard is more painful than getting a tattoo.  I'm sure there will be a day that I will find that one phrase or image that I feel is really a part of me but for the time being, I'm too damn indecisive about what I like and who I am.

So, that same fear of needles and pain is the reason why I can't get myself to tattoo my eyebrows.  Eyebrows are EXTREMELY important to me.  Have you ever photoshopped yourself without eyebrows?  It's like looking at a whole different person.  What are they feeling? 

Who know?  THEY HAVE NO FREAKING EYEBROWS TO DETERMINE THEIR MOOD!

I could go all bare faced but without my eyebrows, I'm vulnerable to the max.  

#1 Brown

A month ago, I was browsing online at some top makeup brands and found this ETUDE HOUSE Tint My Brows Gel to be the most trending thing out there (in Japan and Korea that is).  And what it does is that it's a thick gel that you brush on your eyebrows and is left for a couple of hours.  Once it dries, you can easily peel it off and VOILA! You've got temporary eyebrows tattooed to your face.  Here of photos of the my very first application:


Directions say to apply a liberal amount which is a very questionable amount so I just decided to lather up in it.  



As so.  And my eyebrows have never been more on fleek.

Because I was worried about the formula being too strong, I left it on for 1.5 hours instead of the recommeded 2.   Peeling it off was easy with a pair of tweezers handy.  I've watched YouTube videos and some girls seemed to have a painful time peeling it off which I can't understand why.  


video





Post-peel.  I've got full eyebrows in a nice auburn shade.  Doesn't rub off with my fingers at all.  


video


Here are how my brows wore off in a span of three days. Top left is my pathetic tadpole eyebrows and the right would be after application.  The bottom two are the next two days.  I have to say the bad thing is that this didn't last very long and I had to still draw them in a little the next day for work.  Nonetheless, I could have totally gone out with them.  Basically, the bottom left photo is how the brows look after one wash.


Bottom line, I would definitely recommend this to someone who loves to go to the beach and doesn't want to lose their brows during the day.  It definitely holds all days without it rubbing off.  In the long run, the color fades especially if you wash your face two times a day like myself.  I still love applying this and I do love it overnight now so I can peel it off the next morning to save time doing my brows.  

There are other colors that I'm dying to try out after I finish this tube.  :)  I love that there are many colors for all types of brows.




















Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Princess Pinky Cloudy Light Brown Review


Hey readers! Let me first just say that I am so happy to announce that I got an offer with my dream job!  It may or may not be a secret but many may know or have an idea. :P  I will actually be taking on a couple of jobs by the end of this year and I'm both excited and nervous.  My friends know that I love to keep myself busy and that I totally loathe people who are lazy.  Although, I'm guilty of being lazy on my off days.  I hate myself for it.

Anyway, new beginnings blah blah blah.  I'm so ready to take on the challenges!




Diameter: 14.5mm
Water Content: 38%
Base Curve: 8.6mm
Life Span: 1 year disposal
What inside: One pair of lenses and one macaron lens


I picked up a couple pair of lenses last month and I love this one in particular.  It's not so much of a thick border around the iris like most circle lenses.  It's very discreet and appears close to natural.  A lot of people have come up to me, curious about my ethnicity because of my "exotic" eye color.



The diameter of these are okay.  It does enlarge my eyes but I would've loved it to be a slight bit smaller but I love them nonetheless. They're very comfortable and stay moist for most of the day.


The side eye view of these are crazy cool!  I love the colors that these lenses pull from each angle.  





Finishing up my final days at my current job and will be taking a mini vacay to Maui.  I haven't been there in ages and I'm so excited!  A lot of locals think that traveling to outer islands is not a big deal since it's the same "Hawaii" feel.  For me, it's a great way to escape the city and really relax.  A stay cation but not quite. I'll be doing the most touristy activities ever and will share my experiences very soon!





Saturday, July 9, 2016

Freshest Sushi in Town

I am the ultimate sushi whore.

I love sushi so much that the only two restaurant jobs I've had were both at sushi bars.  But then I realized I had a hard time serving something that I was so tempted to eat myself.

Fish appetizer
When anyone visiting or even locals ask me where I like to eat sushi, I always say Mitch's Sushi is the place to go.  I even recommend them to Japanese tourist!

Yuzu flavored iichiko exclusive to Hawaii.

The restaurant is located from the airpot just 5 mins away by car.  So, technically, you know that the fish is the most fresh you can get because it's delivered from the airplane daily in just 5 mins.  

I always get their chef's course (omakase) which comes with an appetizer, grilled fish, assorted sashimi and sushi and finished off with an awesome lobster miso soup.  I always opt out of the abalone set.  I still haven't developed an appreciation for it I guess. 

Some may believe the prices are a bit more than they are willing to pay but real sushi lovers will spend whatever it takes to get the best of the best.  And believe me, this is always a meal well spent.  



Assorted sashimi 


Grilled salmon belly

Assorted sushi

Lobster miso soup

Not included in the meal but I always love add-ons!  This Van van is the best :3






Can't have enough unagi


If you were to ask me what my favorite sushi was, it would probably be between uni or unagi.  The tastier (and I guess stinkier) the better for me!  


What's your favorite sushi? 



Supposedly, I have my comment section back up so if there are any readers left out there please leave a message! . . . maybe you can answer the question I prompted above :)



Mitch's Sushi
524 Ohohia Street Honolulu, Hawaii 96819







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