Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Fashionable Unite at Project Ethos San Diego (Video)

Project Ethos San Diego 2013

There's no way I could pass up a night of art, fashion, and music, so attending Project Ethos last Friday night at FLUXX here in San Diego was a must. You may recall my attendance last year at this event that inspires and showcases creative fashion designers and artists. For me, Project Ethos brings the excitement of fashion back to America's Finest City.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Summer Eye Makeup Looks: Try Something New

Bright color eyeshadow palette
As much as I try to venture out and try something new when it comes to eye makeup, I admit that I always fall back to my neutral color eye makeup rut. I don't even know what happened to the NARS blue eyeshadow I had awhile back. I probably used it only a few times.

Being that it's summer and there are a few events I'll be attending in August, I revisited the idea of trying something new with all the fun, colorful eyeshadow palettes that are available this season. For instance, pictured here to the right is the "Paranormal" palette from Illamasqua which looks exotic and fun. View eye shadows by Illamasqua here.

I don't know if I would wear all the colors together, but after going through Pinterest and seeing all the different looks I could create with fun colors like these, I may just go on an eye makeup adventure again. Here are a few looks I came across that inspired me...

Gratitude Is Beautiful

Gratitude Inspiration

I've made it a habit everyday to wake up and meditate on a few things to be grateful for. Sometimes I'll write it down in my gratitude journal, but most days I'll just close my eyes and focus on those things that many people take for granted. It could be the pen that I write with, the abundance of shoes that I own, or the cup of coffee that the baristas at Starbucks serve up.

The next time you catch yourself wanting to complain about what you don't have in your life, stop yourself and instead, pick one thing you DO have and show it some love. Those sincere feelings of gratitude will put a smile on your face and make you that more beautiful.

Related Post: Beauty Is Saying "Thank You"

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Cute High Heel Shoes That Don’t Hurt Your Feet

Miu Miu CLogs+platform studded sandals
Photo Credit: Maegan Tintari

I find it hilarious that there is a Facebook page called “having shoes that hurt your feet, but you wear them anyway cuz they’re cute.” (It hasn’t been updated in awhile, though.) Cute shoes that hurt your feet are a damper on your style. Who has ever had to walk out with a very fly outfit on, but 30 minutes later you’re limping and screaming bloody murder because those heels have caused blisters on your precious feet? I’m sure 99% of women have experienced this at one time or another.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

5 Vegetables For Amazingly Healthy Skin


I love vegetables. Maybe it's from my Asian culture and all the different foods that contain vegetables. I also do remember watching Popeye as a kid and being convinced that eating spinach would give me muscles and make me strong. I don't what it would take to persuade you to eat healthier, but is having beautiful, glowing skin reason enough?

Here are 5 vegetables to consider eating more of or adding to your diet for healthy skin:

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

5 Pretty and Chic Wedding Jackets For the Bride

Wedding Jackets

Because I’ve been helping out my friend decide between wedding dresses and wedding fashion in general, you may have noticed I’ve been blogging alot about wedding topics lately. If you, too, are in search of the perfect wedding outfit, one idea I came up with is to wear a wedding jacket as an accessory.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Natural Mole Removal versus Laser Mole Removal

Cindy Crawford

Moles can affect a woman's confidence and self-esteem. Many of us don’t have enough time on our hands to worry about a pesky mole, especially if it isn’t a health concern, but for some the inconvenience and annoyance of such a feature can be a bit overwhelming and they would like nothing more than for it to be gone. On the other hand, there are women who embrace their moles as a part of their natural beauty. For example, Cindy Crawford's mole was part of her iconic beauty look.

Review: DHC Eyeshadow Palette EX and Moisture Care Lipstick

DHC makeup

The summer season is a great time to let your sun-kissed beauty glow, and it's nice to know that there is makeup that enhances that beauty while maintaining a very natural look. During the summer I like to keep my makeup light and natural-looking as possible, especially during the daytime, so DHC’s Eyeshadow Palette EX and Moisture Care Lipsticks are right up my alley.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

If You Love Handcrafted Beaded Jewelry...

Boho beaded bracelet
...then I invite you to follow my handcrafted jewelry blog on Tumblr...

I've been so busy blogging and writing that jewelry making has been put on the backburner. However, lately I've been itching to get back to this creative side of my life. As much as I love blogging, sitting in front of a computer all day is starting to wear on my body a little. Jewelry design is calling me.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Effects of Unhealthy Eating

Smashed Potato Pizza at Source San Francisco
Healthy food can taste good!

That big bowl of ice cream, double cheeseburger from McDonald's, and bag of potato chips may taste so good now, but unhealthy eating habits can have detrimental effects on your body in the long run. I'm sure we've all heard this before, but it's good to have that reminder every now and then.

My reminder came today in the form of a Facebook post that my friend, Stephanie Quilao, shared about the 17 foul ingredients in McDonald's fries. I just had some of their fries this past weekend. Ugh.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Blink Lash Boutique Review: True Eyelash Extensions Experts

Blink Lash Boutique

I used to envy women who had long, luscious eyelashes. I always thought they were more blessed in that department, but little did I know that many of these women were either wearing fake eyelashes or eyelash extensions. Yes, I was so naive to think that the eyelashes on models in mascara ads were natural!

I don't know exactly how I became privy to this beauty "secret", but when I started wearing false eyelashes, I was hooked. Then I was approached by Blink Eyelash Boutique here in San Diego to experience eyelash extensions. The result: Wow!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

What Does Your Wallet Say About You?

Coach Wristlet
The Coach wristlet, my current wallet 
I believe that you can tell a lot about a woman by her wallet and what she carries inside it. Is she a planner? Is she highly organized? A busy body? Does she like things simple?

The woman with a wallet that has slots for all her cards is generally organized. She wants to have easy access to each card and see it quickly when it’s time to pay. Everything has its place - dollar bills, receipts, frequent buyers cards, etc.  Most women do carry these types of wallets, so you have to look inside the wallet to get a sense of who that person really is.  Which brings us to...