Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Quick Haul Update

Here's a VERY quick update on some of the stuff I've bought recently...I've featured a few of these in my last two videos...If you haven't watched them yet, pleeeeease do! I haven't bothered to crop/stamp/watermark any of these pictures...(wait, I don't watermark in the first place).
But like I said, this is a quickie! Love you guys!

The goods:
1. Urban Decay Ammo Eye Shadow Palette (fellow blogger Diva4Less got it for me...Thank you Tammy!)
2, 3 & 4. From Top to Bottom: (All Japanese drugstore finds)
Sweets Sweets Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown, Sweets Sweets Perfect Volumy Mascara in Black, Sweets Sweets Moisture Gloss in MG8.
5. Ardell Fashion Lashes in 120 Demi Black
6. SANA Pore Putty in Clear - The BEST makeup base I've ever used, a great dupe of Smashbox Photofinish get more bang for your buck...or yen in my case.
My liquid/mineral/powder foundation stays put all day in this monstrous Tokyo summer humidity.
I'll do a false eyelashes post soon...I look ridiculous with the Ardell falsies.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

My Favorite Japanese Drugstore Makeup!

Part 2 of My Favorite Japanese Drugstore...series. I love the inexpensive stuff too! Thank you for watching :) I will post pics soon.

My Favorite Japanese Drugstore Products

Here's a video of my favorite Japanese drugstore products...everything I talk about is less than 1000 yen!!! (about $10). I say 'um' every two seconds...
It's like tourretes, I can't stop it.
Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Bike Night

My boyfriend recently traded in his Ninja for a GSX-R1000 (Suzuki). He's been working on the aesthetics over the last few weeks, and it looks PIMP! After my boyfriend sanded the bike down and painted it a matte gray, he had this guy who used to work at Art Factory do the vinyl design on the body..FYI Art Factory is pretty famous world-wide, and there's only ONE shop in Japan, and fortunate for my boyfriend, we don't live too far from it. They do graphics (paint and vinyl) on car body kits....You've ALL seen their work on many of the cars in the first Fast and the Furious movie. One of the guys from Art Factory set up shop and now does bike graphics. Check out Art Factory HERE. Check out AFG Moto, where my boyfriend got his bike done HERE.

Before: Everything STOCK
After: PIMP

Two Saturdays ago, a Bike Night was held in Tachikawa, near where my boyfriend and I live. So I hopped on the back and we rode out to town to hang out with other here are pics from the night. I apologize for the crappy quality, I took all of them with my iPhone. iPhone takes the SHITTIEST pictures, it's like being back in '02 or somethin'.

The Lineup
Oh look, a cute summery basket-bag...
WHOAH! (That's me if you can't tell)
The editor-in-chief or some editing guy from a new riders magazine came out with his photographer and took a lot of pictures, including a few of my boyfriend and I. Everyone was oohing and aahing over the damn thing. I guess the urban camo look is what's hot now in graphics...? I have no idea, but whatever, my boyfriend's bike looks hotttt. An hour or so into the gathering, a few police officers showed up, and we all had to leave. We rode out to another place, closer to home. At this point I was too tired to even crack a smile, so we ducked out early. I'll try to take better pictures at the next Bike Night!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Name Necklace and Random List

I've always wanted a personalized name necklace. So I asked my boyfriend if he'd get me one for my birthday (coming up next month) and he said yes. I thought it was greedy of me to ask for a gift, but he didn't mind, since it saves him the brainstorming. ;) Thanks bub!

So I narrowed my choices to these two...which do you guys like better? And why? I can't I want bling or no bling??? Is bling tacky? Or is no bling cheap-looking? Aaaaaaaaagh I can't decide! (Need to calm my ass down, it 'aint that serious.)

No Bling (3D Doube-Plated): I'm not sure what a double-plated thingy looks like, but I think I want a flat one. Can someone explain what double-plated is? Is it hollow inside???
With Bling in first letter only (I think the diamonds are real, but really low carat):
What do you guys think? I want it in 14K yellow gold, not white gold or silver. Silver makes me look so washed out. I'm a bit peeved they only make these in 14K. I'm not some snob that only wears 24K gold, but 14K looks a bit FAKE in my opinion, especially when used in flashy/gaudy designs. 18K woulda been nice, no?

Here's a short survey Chiara-chan asked us to post a while ago. The questions she came up with are so cute, just like her ;)

1. What's your favorite song? Why? - Too many to choose from. But I love 'King of Sorrow' by Sade and 'Wish I Didn't Miss You' by Angie Stone. I can relate to both songs, they describe certain chapters of my life to a T.

2. Favorite pizza topping? - I LOOOOOVE pepperoni. The less crispy the pepperoni is, the better! I could eat pepperoni on it's own all day everyday. Sweet, tangy, fatty, pig-foot-and-intestine goodness! LOL.

3. What was your favorite childhood passtime? - Reading. Nerdy as it sounds, it helped me 'escape', and as a kid, I felt the need to 'escape' a LOT. A lot of times during recess, instead of playing outside, I would sit on the floor in the corner of the library and read cook books and craft books.

4. If you could go back in time and change one thing, would you? What would it be? If not, why? - I wouldn't have given my heart away to certain people, because of the horrible things they did to it. I'm a loving person all the same, but after my last relationship, I am unable to trust people the same way.

I would love to get to know my fellow bloggers better, so if you want, please post your answers too! Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Re: Edit - I decided I like this script a lot better. No bling may be the way to go...

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Gone Green

Here's the look I wore on Friday, after I came home from waiting in line by the Softbank store to secure an iPhone. My boyfriend and I went at 7:30 a.m. and waited in front of the store for three hours until they gave out tickets with numbers on them. After that we went home, and I did my makeup. We went back to the store to write up the contracts, but I think the snobby saleslady messed up my application, and instead of completing it online, she had to fax AALLL my papers to their HQ. So to make a long store short, I had no idea if my application would go through, but after hours of waiting, I got my phone at around 8 p.m.

So far I LOOOOOOVE my phone! It's black, 16GB. I like how you can easily add third-party apps to it. Myspace, Facebook, eBay, NY Times are just an icon-click away. You can listen to music in your iPod while you use these applications too. The only thing I don't really like is the crappy reception. And that's not a hardware issue, it's just that Softbank doesn't have an up-to-par cellular network as NTT Communications or KDDI (leading carriers in Japan). Anyway, I didn't get the phone for the quality of reception (or lack thereof), but the applications and full web-browsing capability.

ANYWAAAAAY, here's my green FOTD. I used Stila's 'Wheat' eye shadow as the all-over color on my lid, and the rest are from the 78-piece Coastal Scents Palette. I used M.A.C Fluidline in 'Blacktrack' to line my upper lash line. If you want a palette but don't feel like shelling out too much dough, I strongly recommend you take 'yo ass to Coastal Scents and buy yourself this palette. It's still in stock!

Gone Green
Colors Used:

  • '1' (Yellow)- inner third
  • '2' (Light Green) - middle to outer edge
  • '3' & '4' (Olive and Medium Brown) - outer 'V' and to middle of contour.
  • '5' (Dark Green) - lower lashline
  • '2' (Light Green) - inner third of lower lashline
  • Jordana Blush Powder in 'Stardust'
  • M.A.C Lipstick in 'Fleshpot' and NYX Round Lipstick in 'Cream' on top

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Haul Video

Here's a quick vid of my recent haul and my new 3G iPhone! I wish I were more tech-savvy...but I love gadgets all the same ;) BTW I got bangs...loooong sheep-dog bangs.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Coral & Purple Look

I've been lagging on the makeup FOTD's and tuts...I don't even have a good excuse, only that I've been busy...but I've always been a busy sort of person, never in one place for too long...I do admit though, cropping and editing pictures feels like TOO MUCH WORK lately. Buuuut I cranked out a few FOTD's just to show everyone that I HAVE been dedicated to my makeup grind. Hope you enjoy!!! (The palette is the 78-piece from Coastal Scents.)
Coastal Scents Coral and Purple Look
Eeeeew I look wierd! Like I have a lazy eye!
Paint-by-numbers: Colors I used (click pic to enlarge)
  • Apply 1 (ivory) to inner corner of lid
  • Apply 2 (shimmery coral) to middle of lid, to outer corner. Extend past crease.
  • Apply 3 (shimmery coral-pink) to outer third of lid.
  • Apply 4 & 5 (light and olive brown) to outer third, right over 3.
  • Apply 6 & 7 (shimmery light and dark purple) to lower lashline.
  • Apply 8 (shimmery light beige) under brows to highlight.
w/bright-ass flash:

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

4th of Julaaaaai Weekend Pt. 2

On Sunday the 6th my friends and I had a barbecue up in Itsukaichi. There are beautiful mountains near where I live in West Tokyo. My girl Midori, who also planned my friend's surprise Birthday Party last month, planned this BBQ/camping trip. My boyfriend and I could only stay until the evening since we had work Monday, but we still had fun drinking, eating and actin' a fool! A couple of us didn't mind gettin' down and dirty, so we went upstream and climbed rocks to get a better view of the mountain. I climbed a frickin' slippery ravine in Havaina flip-flops...I'm proud of myself!

Boyfriend and I were in charge of bringing the food and booze. I think we're going to plan a barbecue next month, when it gets INSANELY hot. Fuuun!
Midori is my favorite goofball
Hanabi!!! (Fireworks)
Drunk Water Fight! (that's me cussin' in the background, pardon my language!)

4th of Julaaaaai Weekend Pt. 1

I had a great weekend chillen' with my man and friends. On the 4th, instead of pigging out at BBQ's, my boyfriend, our friend and I went up to the mountains to a place called Formuland. The boys went speed-kart racing, and I was their designated photographer/video taker. It was hot as HELL but I had fun watching!

Melting in the heat!
I love men in fast cars, especially THIS GUY!
Round Two
Chuck deuces
Talkin' shit
My BF had to tell me where to put my feet so it didn't look like I was fakin' the funk...
I hope everyone had a great weekend!