Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sophisticated Toy - LEICA M6 Vintage

Cant wait to try this film camera, hope i still remember how to work with film : )

Monday, February 21, 2011

Plant, Glass, & Sand

would love to have them all for the living room.  simple and serene. for people like me, enjoy having plants but too lazy to take care of them- these would be great. no need for soil or prosper.  According to the owner of "Sea & Asters", they simply need bright, indirect light and a good soaking (in a bowl or under a faucet once a week. how easy ! Looking forward to have them hang on the ceiling : )


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Fashiolista - Window Shopping Fun

Lately i've been spending a lot of time at www.fashiolista.com , this user friendly site works with a bookmarklet that lets you collect fashion you love. 

Like me, i'm into fashion but not THAT into fashion,  whenever a new season starts i need to do a lot of homework for researching the styles and prices,  and so this site is great for window shopping online , by knowing what others like,  i can choose what suitable for me after a fun eye-opened window shipping experience.  

Another great feature is that i can create my own collection to share with others!
Here's what it looks like:

"Find it here!" get to where you can buy it

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

There's No Place Like Here: Hindsvik

Daniel and Valeria, also known as Hindsvik, live in a humble home a few minutes from Lake Erie in Port Colborne, Canada. Inspired by Scandinavian and Japanese style, they have found a true labor of love in renovating and decorating their nest. Their online business of vintage home decor and furniture leads to many hours spent hunting for treasures in antique stores and auction houses.
Wandering through their quiet home brings an inherent sense of harmony and peace. Complex and sophisticated vignettes of vintage objects pop in this bright, minimalist environment. This domestic congruence is an apt reflection of their personalities: gentle, humble, focused and passionate. Daniel and Valeria have found the secret to making a small space look majestic and are spreading the gospel through mid-century modern coffee tables and West German pottery.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Weekend on Big Bear

we found this unique cozy store in our 3 days big bear trip this past weekend. i wish there could be more stores like these in the area we live and not just those chain stores in the mall. We were so attracted to window display and i found there's many selections, from brands like Juicy Couture, Jeffrey Campbell, and some other generic brands. What's weird about the store is that it seems like almost every piece from the selection goes with any other! I guess if you like HoBo / Vintage, you're gonna love this 

Ô Kôô Rän
40780 Village Drive
Big Bear Lake, California
(909) 866-6652

Friday, February 11, 2011

Closet Finds

In the mood wearing some old goodies today. I've bought those silky pants 3 years ago in a store called 'na. nu. " Their clothing plays with the French chic taste and i love them so much. Not too sure if these pants are working with the Faux Fur gilet but i'm fed up with tight pants (which i wear all the time) so would like to try something different. ahh, feel so good lookiing different once in a while : )

Coach Vintage bag
Mango Cargidan 
na.nu  Pants
Aldo Heels
Faux Fur Gilet

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

2011 Spring Top Fashion Trends II

It's either you play with the Color or you play with the Texture. Varying textures are the key to mastering a layered look. I love simple cuts and these jersey (top) and beige suede jackets are simply one word: Amazing. Sequin with jersey, Suede with suede? It's simply another word: Amazing ! and i'm definitely craving for these wedges for 2011! 

all from Ance 

Monday, February 7, 2011

2011 Spring Top Fashion Trends

The list of fashion trends this season is almost infinite.

Color is a big issue, ranging from neon to intense shades
Looks in the style of the 70s are among the most important trends of the season are especially beautiful by Marc Jacobs and Miu Miu !

Minimalism inspires us still, the silhouettes are the sporting and elegant now as at Lanvin
White shows incredibly versatile. Especially cool: Alexander Wang's embroidered jackets

The mix of masculine and feminine elements to play a major role. 

to be continued...

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Dewy . Natural . Looking Skin

Hello all ! I figure it's time for me to write some reviews on beauty products! I've been trying a LOT of foundations for dewy natural looks many years. I lot of people think that the key to great looking skin is the product itself, but to me, it's only true for the 1st step.
In the past i've spent hundreds and hundreds of dollars to try new foundations in different forms: Liquids, powders, and SA might recommends a 'base' / 'Primer' in order to make the rest of your products work at its best ! and just the primer, i think i've already throw at least 5 of those out from different brands because they just make my makeup too cakey!
I pretty much have a little bit of every skin problems: Pores & blemishes ( i'm talking about 0.5-1mm dia. huge pores!! i feel like i can almost fill some corns inside !! Pores are pretty much permanent once you have them. We can only make them 'look' smaller with Oil-control + moisturizing + makeup. Oil-control can absorb the excessive oil that caused ance to avoid pores getting even bigger. Moisturizing is ultra important because when the dead tissue is filled up with 'water', it does help to reduce the size of pores! When it comes to applying the foundation, moisturizing skin is the key to make the foundation look natural and not cakey. I know, everyone is busy nowaday, exspecially for us - girls ! Most likely we just dont have time for a pampering mask everyday(even in a paper form, but 3-4 times a week would be great)
Lucky enough i have a sister who is a makeup artist, she taught me a simple way to make skin looks moisture and natural for applying liquid foundation. What you need is a liquid foundation & an ultra light moisturizer or Toner. (the lighter weight the better) First, mixed the moisturizer/toner to your foundation. it recipe is : 1/2 toner + 1/2 foundation. Depending on the coverage, of course it's adjustable. Less foundation will do a better job on natural looking, coz dont forget we will apply powder after that. For blemishes, apply concealer with a brush for point coverage. Lastly, apple a thin layer powder on entire face, slightly thicker layer on concealer and on areas that tends to gets oily along the day.
I know there's plenty new products out there, but i still believe skill of applying those are the key to perfections. well.. maybe not perfections, but at least i get raved for my skin many times ( for those who havent seen me with no makeup ! LOL)

Here's some foundations I recommend:

What it is:
A complexion-enhancing foundation with SPF 15.

What it does:
This oil-free, fragrance-free formula with SPF 15 sunscreen is made with Lancôme's Aura-Inside™ technology, which recreates the true, natural light of perfect skin. Its lightweight texture enriched with soothing rose extract provides 18 hours of hydration and sheer to moderate coverage for a natural finish without a cakey effect. It creates a complexion that looks beautifully bare and lit from within.

Revlon ColorStay:
What it is:
SoftFlex provides lightweight comfort, so you feel like you're not wearing makeup. Looks fresh for up to 16 hours.

ettusais ultra light oil control gel:

What it is:
Oil-control gel that absorbs excessive oil along the day while it wont dry out the skin.