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Happy Friday!  Every Friday is casual Friday at the office (technically jeans day, but I don't normally like jeans, especially during the Summer).  Anyway, so my jewelery can a little bit more causal and less "classy".

I wore my American Eagle peace bracelet, which I got back when I was in university.  To be honest, their accessories are a little bit pricey for what they are, but I usually try to shop sale to get a good deal.  This peace wrap bracelet has last me almost three years and it's still going strong, so they're definitely of great quality.

Hoping for Peace on Friday the 13th... WOTD Day 5

July 13, 2012 • 1 comments
I can't believe I'm already half way through my one week challenge.  It really does push me to shop my stash and try to be more creative :).  Anyhow, I got an important date tonight.  I don't know where I'm going but I know I want to look put together, yet it won't look like I'm trying too hard.  So I'm going to keep things simple...

The bangle with crystal shown here is from Swarovski.  It was a gift from my aunt, so I don't even know when this came out.  It was sitting in her drawer for too long, so she handed it down to me =).  Well, I'm just going to put it to use then!  This bangle is quite small, even for my small wrists.  So I have to be careful when I put it on because it can pinch your skin, just like the first time my aunt put it on my wrist =.="...  So if you're buying similar things from Swarovski, make sure to take your time putting it on!  I'm pairing it with a J.Crew bangle that was shown in my yesterday's WOTD.

Now, this might seem a little boring, so let's take a look what other jewelery that I have prepared for my important night...

Sometimes less is more, especially when you have an important date... WOTD Day 4

July 12, 2012 • 1 comments
Most of my jewelery are quite dainty... ya... it might not seem like that especially for the first WOTD I did, but trust me, more often than not, I am drawn to smaller jewelery instead of some in-your-face bold ones.  But even so, I like to pile them on, if not they'll feel lonely LOL.

Since about 20% of my wardrobe is blue in colour, this J.Crew light blue bangle works perfect for most work days.  And I'm also going to put my new white Shamballa bracelet (similar here), which is also from J.Crew that I got with the light blue bangle just a couple days ago.  I actually bought the white one, along with my turquoise bead/rhinestone one two months ago, but return it because I couldn't justify getting both at one go.  When I went to J.Crew last weekend, they were having an extra 30% off sale, so I went at a great timing! XD

When dainty things come together... One Week of WOTD #3

July 11, 2012 • 0 comments
Was there even a WOTD challenge?  Probably not.  But I said on Twitter that I would like to try to do this every day for one week and see if I can keep up lol.  Anyway, here's the choice of bracelet today:
Henri Bendel Uptown 3 Row Bracelet in Rose Gold

I got this bracelet from Henri Bendel while I was in LA, and it's called the Uptown 3-Row Bracelet.  I have no idea how uptown it is, but man, I'm obsessed with this brand now.  Every week, I will check if they have new items, or if the pieces that I have looked at in stores are still in stock...  So, thank goodness that they don't have a store in Canada, or else I might go broke lol.

And the One Week WOTD Challenge Continue... Day 2

July 10, 2012 • 5 comments

My current stash of bracelets overload =P

Summer's in and the heat wave just keep coming in Toronto.  We no longer need to cover our skin with sweaters or cardigans because the weather is just not letting us do so.  With slightly more exposed skin, I like it cover it up with something else... Jewelery!  I find myself wear more bracelets and bangles during the Summer simply because my arms feel too empty.  On top of that, accessorizing is a great way to spice up your outfit.  If you haven't notice already, it seems like there is a new thing called "Wrist Of The Day" going on on Twitter, Instagram, and the blogosphere...  So today, I want to show you one of my current favourite pairings...

One of my favourite pairings of the moment consists of the following two.  First from J.Crew, a turquoise bracelet I got two months ago.  I got a little happy when I found out the lovely Fleur from FleurDeForce has the same one =)... hehe..

Wrist of the Day is a New Thing and Here's Mine

July 9, 2012 • 4 comments
My nails have been naked for almost a month.  When I see other beauty bloggers, friends, and coworkers with amazing mani, my nails feel extra naked.  Yes, naked, I think that's the right word to use when I haven't worn nail polish for an entire month.  So during a recent trip to Wal-Mart, like yesterday, I got two nail polishes to try out - Maybelline ColorShow Nail Lacquer in Denim Dash and Revlon Colorstay Longwear Nail Enamel in Passionate Pink.  Both are formulas that I had not tried out before.  When I got home, I immediately tested the Revlon one out, and I fell in love.

Revlon Colorstay Longwear Nail Enamel in 050 Passionate Pink
The colour is what drew me in in the first place.  It is a pretty basic hot pink, which looks even more vibrant on the nails.  To be honest, it is not an uber special colour and I'm pretty sure I have something similar, maybe not exactly the same.  But I don't usually wear this bright of a pink, so I'm surprised that I even got this.  I am really loving this colour right now and I'm sure I'll get a lot of wear out of this polish for the rest of the Summer!

Revlon Passionate Pink is My Perfect Summer Pink

July 8, 2012 • 4 comments
IMATS LA was not only a great experience (read about it here), but also a great place to shop for your beauty products and tools!  This year, I did not have a shopping list, or a budget.  I decided to wing it and just buy whatever that intrigues me.  Luckily, I did not bring enough cash, so I did not overspent lol.  And here are my goodies. =D

It actually wasn't that bad consider that I can fit them all into a small reusable bag that I got from Nigel Beauty Emporium =P.  Let me break it down for ya...


Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick in Warm Beige
I have always wanted to try foundations by Bobbi Brown. I was looking for the Natural Long Lasting Finish one, but they didn’t have it in my shade, so I got the Foundation Stick instead. But hey, 40% off Bobbi Brown doesn’t come by all that often... Okay, maybe twice a year at IMATS LA and IMATS NYC lol.

Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer Pencil in ATF
Stacey and Jessica were raving about this concealer, which you can guess what happened next... Yep, I bought it too... They were also having 40% off, so yay!

My IMATS LA haul can fit into a small reusable bag... It's really not that bad...

July 5, 2012 • 5 comments
Awesome makeup creation at IMATS
I'm back with an IMATS LA experience post as promised!  I went with a few of my good friends Jessica, Stacey, and Pascale.  We have been planning for this trip since the beginning of the year and it was well worth it!  To be honest, I expected this event to be HUGE and overwhelming, but it was not like that.  It was still a huge venue, but because of how spacious it was and how they controlled the traffic.  It was actually pretty comfortable to walk around.  I did not feel suffocated at all even with the amount of people there.  There were so much to see that I think if I had more time, I would go on both days!  I had such an amazing time that I know I have to go back, and hopefully, sometime soon!

On to my actual day at IMATS, when we first arrived in Pasadena, Stacey suggested that we go pick up out tickets in advance to avoid the line at the venue.  Let me reiterate: best decision ever (I said that like 5 times on Saturday lol)... and thank you, Stacey!  It really got us in so fast that we did not need to line up at all.  Since we got inside at around 8:30am, there was not a huge crowd, yet.  We were able to quickly shopped around at the places that we want to go to (e.g. Nigel Beauty Emporium, bdellium tools, NYX, Urban Decay, Naimie, etc.).  After we checked most of the things off our shopping list, we started browsing to look at vendors that are only in IMATS LA.

The bdellium tools guys are super nice!  They remember you if you interacted with them on twitter.  That's great customer service!

On my list: say hi to Edward and Daniel at bdellium tools and get some more brushes XD
AWESOME 3D makeup at Dinair!  I wish my camera has 3D glasses on to show you how cool it was!
Young Blood Cosmetics... Can't believe I forgot to get some foundation to try >////<

So I went to IMATS LA 2012... and I'm still excited about it =D

July 2, 2012 • 13 comments