Saturday, April 28, 2012

How to Order from PG Mall/ PG Beauty

PG Mall is the webstore for the brand PG Beauty/PG 美人網, a popular Taiwanese brand that produces handbags and accessories. You might have encountered it on YesStyle or TaoBao (or Yahoo Taiwan), but they actually do accommodate overseas buyers, so you don't need to go through a middleman.

Prices are pretty reasonable, mostly in the 200-400NT range. They seem to release new styles pretty often.

If you can read Chinese, they have instructions for overseas buyers here. If not, don't worry! That's what this guide is for.

Warning: image-heavy!
Note: click to enlarge all images.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Nail UP! May 2012

After keeping my nails short for years for practical purposes, I started growing them out freshman year of college - but for the last few months they've been breaking/peeling and I don't know why! I started using Sally Hansen "Hard as Wraps" base coat, and that seems to help, so I'm growing them out again now.

The school year is ending soon, so tests/papers/finals/projects are all piling up, but I definitely want to start painting my nails again. May's Nail UP! has a ton of gorgeous ideas:

- World Map: Paris, LA, Hawaii, London, Bulgaria, Bali, Spain, Brazil
- Jewel Box: Emerald, Pink Diamond, Ruby, Pearl, Sapphire, Amethyst, Diamond, Turquoise
- Favorite Characters: Disney, Sanrio, animals, etc.
- Private Nail
- Fall in Love

Order Nail Selection: Pink, Nude, Pastel, French, Wedding, Gel

Bonus: Spring Pedicure

Warning: image-heavy!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Jewelmint Review

So I didn't check my mail for a few days, and this is what I found today:
Jewelmint, Hollister,, and eBay packages!

I've heard a lot about Jewelmint, but most of it is from aggressive advertising - actual reviews seem to be pretty mixed. Personally, I rarely pay $30 for jewelry, and definitely not for costume jewelry, so I wasn't about to commit to paying $30 for jewelry every month!

But I caved and bought one piece - just one.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Mini Beauty Haul

Caved and bought some Dolly Wink Lashes off eBay, along with a case. Total was $40.49 - I know you can get them cheaper from SaSa, but I had $16.09 in eBay bucks so I only paid $24.40, and I was happy to have tracked shipping from the US (California).

Picked up some flat iron spray at the supermarket because there was a coupon for $2 off, and I need some help managing my short(er) hair. Also got a plain matte brown eyeshadow for contouring/filling in brows/actually using as an eyeshadow, with a $1 off coupon.

Left: Organix Brazilian Keratin Therapy Flat Iron Spray, Maybelline Expertwear Eyeshadow Singles in Nutmeg
Right: Dolly Wink No. 1 (Dolly Sweet) and No. 13 (Baby Girl), Dolly Wink Eyelash Case

I want to try out the lashes, but I don't have any reason to - next few weeks are filled with papers/exams >_< although I did put them up to my eye just to see, and the edges seem a bit poky to me...

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Outfit 04/08/12 - Easter Sunday

What I wore today:
Dress: Liz Lisa
Shrug: a.n.a.
Shoes: Journee Collections
Socks: Rinka Collections
Bag: B.D.G.
Necklace: Swarovski cross, gift from my mom's friend

Went to church for the first time in a while. We (the college fellowship I attend) were supposed to wear pastels for a group photo, but I don't own any pastels >_<

I didn't get a chance to take an outfit shot until after church, so my hair was kinda bleh. But the photo on the top right was taken before I went to church, so it looks okay then. 

This ankle-sock-and-loafer-pump looks is growing on me...I need to get an actual pair of ankle socks. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Accidental Haircut

So...a couple of days ago I got pretty frustrated with my split ends/fried hair (the bottom part has been dyed 4 times) so I started trimming the damaged part. and kept trimming. and trimming. and then I looked in the mirror and realized how much hair I had really cut off! aargh. so much for trying to grow it out.

Before and after:

My hair hasn't been this short for years. Because it's naturally curly, the ends flip out all over the place, even if I flatiron them >__< I don't know what to do with hair this length! TIME TO INVEST IN A WIG. ;__; 

I texted K right after I cut it and was freaking out...turns out he couldn't even tell I had cut it =__=; which...ehh I don't know if it makes me feel better or worse haha.

I think I'm done with lightening my hair for now...I'll probably dye it back to black in a few weeks/months when the roots become obvious.