Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Today's Makeup Look using Lancome Color Design Palette

Although I used a Lancome eyeshadow palette to create this look, you can definitely use any brand of eyeshadows you have on hand.  I just swept Vue (shimmery gold) over the whole lid, then smoked out the crease with Amethyst Charm (deep matte plum), and blended out the color above the crease with Drama (shimmery purple).

I highlighted my browbone and the inner corner of my eye with Daylight (matte cream color) and brought some more of the Amethyst Charm under my lower lashes. I then lined my eyes with a deep violet liquid eyeliner.  I finished the look with pink cheeks and matte nude lips.
This is a very easy, flattering look to acheive and is perfect for any occassion, from dressy to casual!
Products used:  Lancome Color Design Palette in colors listed above
Avon Perfect Wear Eyewriter in Deep Violet
Maybelline The Falsies mascara in Black Drama
CG Cheekers blush in Classic Pink
L'Oreal Rouge Virtuale lipstick in Matte Opal

Sunday, May 29, 2011

A Tour of Hong Kong Cute with La Carmina

Trendy blogger La Carmina was in Hong Kong recently and shared some awesome pics of some of their totally kawaii boutiques.  Click her link for the rest this great post!

Thanks for sharing your trip with us La Carmina.  Hong Kong looks like a shopper's paradise!

Today's Random Kawaii

Houdini's so cute, I just had to share a few pics :)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Fun New Hairstyle For My Birthday!

My birthday's tomorrow, and to surprise me, Matt and his mom bought me a trip to the Hillsdale Beauty Salon for an awesome hair makeover.  I have so much hair it took almost 4 hours to get it cut, styled, and loaded with gorgeous highlights!  I love the end result!  Perfect for summer.  Now I just need a tan to go with this hair.  Man am I pale! lol
The gals at the salon (Kerry, Jill (the owner), and their mom) were so nice and helpful, and did a great job.  I will definitely go there again.
Afterwards, Cindy and I went to Panera. Yum :)  It was such a nice surpirse!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Totoro Cookies Too Perfect to Eat!

Via Must Have Cute
I've never yet met a cookie I wouldn't eat (except for anything with walnuts. Yuck), but these amazing Totoro cookies look like they probably took forever to decorate so perfectly.  I would have to save it, no matter how delicious it smelled ;)

Hello Kitty x VANS!!!

Everytime I go to Target, I gaze bitterly at the Hello Kitty shoes for little girls, and say to myself, "Why can't anyone make Hello Kitty shoes for big girls too?"  Well, VANS has heard my desperate plea and responded with this:

I know, right?!  Kawaii beyond belief!  So perfectly Hello Kitty and so perfectly my style.  Apparently they're coming out June 1st, so right in time to be the best belated birthday present for me (May 29th is my bday)!  For more details on these awesome kicks, head on over to nitrolicious.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Today's Random Kawaii - Recipe for Kitten Stew

Kitten Stew

2-3 Extra cute & floofy kittens
1/2 cup of sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 lb of cuddling
1 lb of love

Thoroughly mix all ingredients and serve.  Be careful not to hurt the kittens whilst nomming them!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Today's Makeup Look - Gold, Pink, and Purple

 It was a gorgeous day out today, so I was inspired to do a really colorful, cheery look using L'Oreal Hip Shocking Shadow Pigments and NYX Ultra Pearl Mania loose eyeshadows. 

I started with a gold base, then placed NYX Yellow Pearl on the inner half of my lids.  I then put a bright pink (Hip Shocking Shadow Pigment in Fiery) on the outer half of my lid and blended the two together in the middle, so there wasn't a harsh line between the colors.
 In the crease, I swept NYX True Purple Pearl, and blended it up toward my browbone.  I also brought some of the purple down under my lower lashes. Finally, I highlighted my browbone with a pearly white-pink (Hip Shockig Shadow Pigment in Restless).
 Then I added some dark purple liquid eyeliner and false lashes.  Finish with pink cheeks and goldy-pink lips.
Products used:  NYX Ultra Pearl Mania loose eyeshadows in Yellow Pearl and True Purple Pearl
L'Oreal Hip Shocking Shadow Pigments in Fiery and Restless
Avon Perfect Wear eyewriter in Deep Violet
Select Lash lashes in S42 Black
Cover Girl Cheekers blush in Classic Pink
Wet n Wild lipstick in 502A (pink with gold undertones)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Today's Random Kawaii - Sleepy Bunny is Sleepy

After a long day of nibbling carrots and hopping down the bunny trail, this lil guy's pooped.  Shhhh! Don't wake him up!

Collectible Porcelain Hello Kitty Figures at Sanrio.com

Sanrio now has these beautiful porcelain Hello Kitty figure displays for sale online.  Each of them are direct from Japan and sure to add a touch of class to your Sanrio collection.
I, for one, don't have anything quite like this in my collection and think they're really elegant and unique!  There are 11 different designs at $45 a pop, and you can get yours here.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Today's Random Kawaii - Stack-o-Cuteness

This is so redonkulous that I'm not even sure if it's real.  But you know what?  I don't care because it's the cutest dang pile-o-pets I've ever seen!
Wonder if I could get my pets to do this...

Friday, May 20, 2011

Today's Makeup Look - Classicly Understated

Pairing a very neutral, understated eye with bright lips makes for a classic look.  The last time I used this lipstick it was for a pin up style look.  Today, I just did a very clean, casual look that's very easy to achieve.

I simply applied a flesh tone base all over the eyelids, then added an off-white eyeshadow on the inner two thirds of the lid, and a rosy, burgundy shade on the outer third and the crease.  I brought a little of the rosy shade under my lower lash line and tight-lined my upper lid with black eyeliner.  To this neutral look, you can add any bright lipstick without it being over-the-top. 

This would be perfect for an interview, a lunch date, or a casual day out with friends :)
(I'm not sure how this happened, but I ended up using some of my more high-end cosmetics for this look, but obviously, you could use any brand you have on hand.)
Products used:  Lancome cream eye base in Nude
Lancome Color Design eye shadows in Latte and Garnet Sensation
Maybelline Line Express eyeliner in Ebony Black (redundant name lol)
Wet n Wild Mega Length mascara in Black
Estee Lauder Blush All Day in Pink Cloud
Wet n Wild lipstick in 514A (red with blue undertone)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Kawaii Bento Boxes

JBOX has the largest variety of cute and unique Japanese goods I've found online!  I have a small Hello Kitty bento that someone bought me years ago, but after looking at the amazing variety of kawaii bento boxes available on JBOX, it might just be time for me to get a new one :)
Get yours here!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Hauntingly Beautiful Instrumental "Over the Sky" by Tanaki Alison

I found music so beautiful, I had to share it with you!  While watching makeup videos on the lovely Pyonghwaa's Youtube Channel, I was struck by this song in one of her tutorials.  Thankfully, she listed the composer, and I was able to find even more wonderful music by TanakiAlison.

His stuff is so imaginative and uplifting, much of it sounding like it would be perfectly at home in a Studio Ghibli movie! I can't believe he just started writing music late last year!

Says Tanaki, "Music is not just a source of entrainment, it is sacred sounds that bring life to different places, produce different emotions, bring you to different cultures, and it is the only language that everybody understands. I will use any sound it takes to make that come alive."

The best part is, all his songs are so far free to download here at Sound Cloud, so you can make yourself a lovely, relaxing cd like I just did!  His Youtube Channel is here.

Today's Random Kawaii - I can haz teddy bear!

I don't know what's funnier here:  the bizarre expression on kitty's face?  The intense way he's clinging to his bear?  The way he's just sitting on the couch like a person?  Or the crazy ugly design on the that blanket/throw thingy lol

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Today's Makeup Look - Big Lashes!

Nothing special here, just a very simple look featuring my new Select Lash lashes.  They're huge and dark, so I just paired them with grey shadow, thick black liner, and nude lips.
I look super pale here! Goth much? Lol
Products used:  Select Lash S47 Black lashes
Dark graphite shadow from the LA Colors Ocean Breeze palette
Wet n Wild Mega Liner in 861 Black
Maybelline Unstoppable eyeliner in Onyx
L'Oreal Rouge Virtuale lipstick in Matte Opal (discontinued)
Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush lipgloss (Color name label came off awhile back, but it's a shimmery peachy shade)

Today's Random Kawaii - Spring Puppy Noms Flowers

Nom-nom-noms, these dandelions are delish, and I'm super cute with my floofy, floppy ears! Nom-noms ;)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Colorful Kawaii Trinkets from sassyNpunk Boutique

I really need this necklace!

Hello Kitty x Tokidoki = kawaii!

So sweet and elegant :)
sassyNpunk Boutique has some gorgeous and stylish accessories perfect for any girl who loves cute!  They carry jewelry, accessories, and makeup too.

Kawaii Creations by yuyuart

Yu Yu over at yuyuart on Etsy makes these adorably kawaii dolls from Australian merino wool and felt.  They are so colorful and sweet, I want one of each!
Thanks to Must Have Cute introducing me to these, and Yu Yu for her lovely work.

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