Archive for January, 2012
I was just going through some old photos and I found the first makeup trial that I did for my wedding. My makeup artist worked at MAC at the time so all products used were from the MAC counter. You like? I think my actual wedding makeup was similar to this but I can’t quite remember- I guess we’ll see once my photos come out next month! So excited!
So why is it Thursday and I’ve only posted 1 post this week?? Well, I recently joined Pinterest and OMG, it’s so incredibly addicting. I put it up there with Facebook, for reals. If you want to follow me click here!
Hope you’re looking forward to a BEAUTYFULL Friday!
Today I wanted to review my fairly new wallet, the Louis Vuitton Zippy Wallet. I debated for a long time between the Zippy Wallet and the Zippy Organizer (which I can’t find online anymore btw). I definitely knew that I wanted the continental full zip-around style since I’ve never had one before. I finally decided that I wanted the Zippy because it was smaller, lighter and easier to use with one hand since it doesn’t flop open all the way. It’s very durable and fits 8 cards, cash, coins, receipts and etc. I love all the different little compartments that help me organize since everything has its own place. I CAN fit my iphone in it and zip it up all the way but it starts to distort the shape of the wallet so I don’t try very often. I know that I’ll be using this for many years to come unlike my other wallets that I’d use for 6m-1 year. Now that I’m in my upper twenties now I guess I need to go for quality versus quantity, haha.
Sorry for the rambling- onto the pictures! Look how awesome this came out with my new lightbox!
What style of wallet do you like to use? How long have you had your wallet? Let me know and I hope you have a BEAUTYFULL day!
It’s officially a winter wonderland here! Hubs and I have been snowed in for the past couple days and it’s been fun spending work days together! Today, I decided to play around with LORAC Starry Eyed Baked Eyeshadow Trio in Starlet. Here’s the look that I got. Note: I have nothing on my lips because I was too lazy to go back to my vanity to pick up a lipstick/gloss, haha.
LORAC Starry Eyed Baked Eyeshadow Trio – Starlet | $26 at Sephora
Here’s a picture of my new photo taking set-up thanks to the Hubs! I love it and the quality of my pictures are SOOO much better than before! I’m really excited to see what I can do with this!
See Mr. Armadillo? He’s so crisp and clear! I love it!
Hope you all are warm and safe out there if you’re also getting all this snow! Much love from Abeautfullday!
Today has been a fun white Sunday for us in the Northwest. It’s finally snowing and boy am I relieved I get to work from home the next couple day! My amazing husband is in the garage as we speak building me a lightbox! Yay for awesome husband and better photos to come! This is while I’m comfortable on the couch, blogging/watching the Golden Globes! Heheee~
Is anyone else super excited about the new NARS Spring 2012 collection that just released? I’ve seen reviews all over by our favorite makeup bloggers and am just waiting for the chance to go check it out in person! Here are the ones that I hope to get from this collection!
NARS Lhasa – $23 at Sephora
I’ve been looking for the perfect purpley-gray-silver and I think this might be
pretty similar to what I’m looking for! Fingers crossed for when I actually
see it in person!
NARS Gaiety – $27 at Sephora
This looks like a fun, beautiful spring color!
I’m hoping it’s pink-pink without giving my cheeks a red flush.
NARS Mexican Rose – $24 at Sephora
And to complete the look, a fun pink lip stain!
Okay! Time to make the Hubs some yummy quesadillos! Hope the rest of your Sunday is recharging for the start of the week and of course BEAUTYFULL!
I’ve been interested in Balenciaga handbags for a while now and once in a while browse online. Today I discovered this beauty! This is the Balenciaga Giant City Gold Hamilton in the color Bordeaux. Isn’t it absolutely gorgeous? I love love love this color and could see myself using this bag forever. Unfortunately it’s pretty expensive…. like $1945 expensive… I guess it’s time to start saving, eh? haha
I’m now lying in bed, watching the Face Off- some costume makeup reality show contest, and ready to sleep soon. Hope you all are out having fun or are home with your loved ones relaxing. I’m so glad that tomorrow is Saturday and I get to sleep in. Good night and hope you have BEAUTYFULL dreams!
Happy Wednesday all!
Today was so BEAUTYFULL here in Seattle! The sunrise was amazing filling the sky with an ombre of yellow, orange and lots of pink! So pretty! And I got a good view of Mt. Rainier at work. It’s amazing how such good weather and nature can brighten our moods
In my stocking for Christmas this year, I received the Loreal Hip Duo in Electrified. I’ve wanted this ever since I saw Jen review it on her blog/youtube (www.frmheadtotoe.com). It wasn’t exactly what I expected (not as purple on me) but I do like it. It’s highly pigmented, super soft and easy to blend.
Tarte Smooth Operator – Agent04
Make Up For Ever Duo Mat Powder Foundation – 203
Loreal Hip Duo – Electrified
MAC – Carbon
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil – Zero
Fairydrops Scandal Queen Mascara
MAC Naturally – A Perfect Day Lipstick
So yesterday I had a chance to stop by the mall to check out the MAC Naturally line. I have to admit I was a bit disappointed. I had high expectations for the eyeshadows and planned on picking up a couple… but once I got a swatch the colors just didn’t look the way that I had hoped. I ended up picking up A Perfect Day lipstick (review coming soon) and hoped to get the Redhead Mineral Skinfinish but they were sold out!! I may go over to another mall to see if they have it.
Time to go get ready for bed and watch some Conan! Hope you all have a beautyfull night!
How are your New Year’s resolutions going? Mine… so, so- as in I haven’t posted a blog post since the New Year, haha. Anyway, yesterday was my dear husband’s birthday party and we hosted at our new home. I was a bit worried about space since we were having over 20 guests but it turned out wonderfully. We were finally able to show off our new theater room (Max likes to call it Kang Theaters) and it was a hit!
On to makeup, I’ve been obsessed lately with finding the perfect purple-gray-silver color. While on the quest, I decided to give the LORAC Starry-eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio in Starlet a try (Whew- what a long name!!). So far, I’m loving it! The pigment is really great and the texture is uber soft. There is a little bit of fall-out, but nothing you can’t swipe away with a fluffy brush after application.
$26 at Sephora
Hm… I need to figure out a way to get better lighting for my shots (apologies for the gray/blue/ashen looking swatch of my hand- gross..). If you have any good suggestions for indoor lighting, let me know!
Here’s a photo from the Ulta website which might give you a more accurate visual of the colors.
Hope you are all having a BEAUTYFULL Sunday!
Happy New Year everyone!
I hope you all had a wonderful time with your loved ones. I have so much to update you about. First of all, I’M NOW MARRIED!! It’s pretty crazy but Max and I are sharing our 3 month anniversary today. It’s gone so fast yet I feel like we’ve been married for even longer. We are also fully moved into our new home. Just a couple days ago we got our last piece of furniture (a couch for our movie room) so we’re feeling very settled in now.
One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to revive my blog. I know I’ve been gone for so long but I really miss having this blog as my creative outlet. Here’s some things to look forward to:
Bag Review: Louis Vuitton Galleria – Husband bought me a new bag a month or so ago. I’ve been wanting a Louis for a long time so I’m excited to share this with you.
What’s in my bag: Surprisingly I’ve never done this ever popular tag before
The perfect purple eyeshadow: I’ve been on the search for the perfect silver/gray/purple shade. I’ll review the products that I’ve found so far.
My current daily face of the day: What products I’ve been using daily.
Ok, I really hope you guys come visit me again! There’s much more exciting posts to come. In the meantime, here are some engagement photos. I’ll share my wedding photos with you once I receive them in February.