Thursday, December 23, 2010

Quick Sewing Update and Cecilia Cassini??

So for the past few days, I have been in a hermitage (which you can build in CIV IV for culture points and it is a national wonder. Okay I is a nerd. LOLcopter) knitting and sewing. Mainly for my sister and misc. presents for my friends. I'm just going to put up a quick picture of a "jacket" thing that my sister wanted. It used to be a dress from the 80s that my mom used to wear. Sorry, but I don't have any personal projects. I don't want to post up the pictures of the stuff I knitted because, well, its for my friends and not for me! And I have nothing else to post really... but I want to! Okay okay. 

 My sister is into the "military" style. I just had to make the arm hole smaller, make the waist a little thinner and add things to close the "jacket". 

On a side note, has anyone heard of Cecilia Cassini? I just read about her on I'll link you here. I'm not going to lie. I usually don't like to read about kid bashing. I was kind of like her when I was younger (the liking sewing clothes and making stuff, not the annoying voice, flamboyant behaviour, and strange tastes for triangle dresses and tube tops). Usually I like to support kid's interests, like my sister. When she went through the drawing phase, sewing phase, wanting to make her own dictionary phase, and now her knitting phase, I always supported and helped her. Why? Because it's good to nurture a kid's dreams to find new talent. But this is ridiculous. After I read it on regretsy, I was basically like "wtf... uhm... this is really weird...". I'm not really a fan mostly because I hate her attitude. It's okay to showcase your stuff, but it's not okay to act like you are the very best by saying that your sewing teacher sucks or something. Everyone has a lot to learn, especially her since she is only 10 or 11. But I digress. What do you guys think? 

I have to finish some other projects. Hohoho, no school work!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Urban Decay Show Pony Palette Swatches!

So I just wanted to share this small gift that my mom gave me with you guys! It's the Urban Decay Show Pony Palette. It's pretty cool. I didn't swatch the UD primer potion nor the eyeliner in Zero. 

L to R: Snatch, Smog, Painkiller

                                                    L to R: Flash, Mildew, Toasted

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Review: Sanrio Hello Kitty Curling Iron

*Note* sent me this item for free to review *end note*

Hey ladiess! My finals are FINALLY OVER UGH. It has truly been a grueling semester, but it's now time to relax. As for my plans, I'll be hanging out with my bestie and a whole TON of people that I met during Taiwan Camp <3 Lets review!
So I recently got the Sanrio Hello Kitty Ceramic Curling Iron to review. Let's put down some details from their website:

Amazingly gorgeous hair is yours with this smart Hello Kitty ceramic curling iron. Your hair goes glam with sleek and smooth curls as the iron adds body and bounce to any hair style. You'll love the 20 levels of precise heat settings to let you create any chic "do" easily and quickly. Iron in lovely fuchsia with fun Hello Kitty faces everywhere design.  

- 1" barrel
- Auto shut off
- Blinking LED ready signal
- On/Off button
- Chrome-plated built-in safety stand
- Extra-large thumb grip
- Tangle proof swivel cord
- 12.5" x 3.25" x 1.5"

First Looks: When I first opened it, I was like YAY! PInk! I love pink! Hello Kitty, not as much, but I can deal. This kind of is like the Heatherette collection by MAC or LimeCrime packaging in that it will be a hit or miss. Some people love pink and will love the design while others will be completely disgusted. I don't see a real in-between thing because it's kind of extreme. I mean, it's bright pink instead of the traditional silver and black. 

I also noticed that there is this smell that it gives off. Like the factory smell, but it's the "new curling iron smell"... not that I get that with any other appliance that I've used... The weight is light and I like how there is a black rubber grippy on the clampy part. It shows up as pink on the website. I will be linking you to sanrio where you can buy it at the very end. 

The clamp is pretty strong. Usually I like to put the hair in the iron, clamp, pull to the end of the hair to straighten and smooth and then curl. Don't try this because the clamp is really strong. It'll be tough to drag your hair through the iron. This is good because hair won't slip out while you're curling it and you get a good grip and it enables a tighter curl. 

Heating Times and Other Functions: I hate how there is no real "temperature" setting as in you can't tell what temperature it's at. There is this little wheel that you slide to set a "temperature". You tell the heat setting by looking at the little window. It goes from 1-15 (I think). I put it at 10. It heats up really quickly actually. It's like 1 minute... wow. uhm okay. cool. The tip gets hot so don't touch it. You can tell that it has heated up when the LED light quits blinking. 

Performance: It's not bad actually. Once it heats up, you get really nice curls. As long as you don't touch the wheel, you get a stable temperature. However it's really easy to move the wheel to change the temperature so you have to be careful. I hate that. I wish that the temperature setting was controlled by a clicky button instead. My curls are quite nice and I am pleased. 

Price: It retails at 39.99 and you can buy it here. Honestly, I'm really glad that I got it for free because I wouldn't pay 40 dollars for it. I feel like if I have 40 dollars, I'm going to Ulta and getting a Hot Tools curling iron instead. I mean when I have a coupon/sale. The performance is good but I still feel like if you're going to pay some medium-serious cash, get something that's tried and true. If this were 25-30 dollars, okay. I feel like it's more expensive than it should be because it's got Hello Kitty on it. 

Recommended: Yes for the Hello Kitty/Pink fanatic in your life. Or snag it if it goes on sale.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Review: Prestige Total Intensity Eyeliners

Hey ladies! I have a new review for everyone on the Prestige Total Intensity Eyeliners. I actually don't have swatches for you right now, because my camera is basically out of commission (again). However, I will have swatches for you when I review the Yes to Cucumbers makeup wipes hehe. Also, I have a coupon code for Freya Skincare. Its until the end of the month of December- freyaxmas. You get 30% off your order! Here is the link:

What They Claim: Smoky black shades with an iridescent twist.
Smudge proof, Waterproof, Transfer proof.
Smooth texture for tug proof application. Paraben free.

What I Say:

Longetivity:  This thing stays on your hand like a mother! It's very difficult to rub this thing off your hand. However, I don't feel like it stays that long on your eyes. It claims to be 10 hours worth of wear, but I find that it stays for 5-6 hours max (with primer). It's like 2 hours on the waterline, so don't bother. 

Texture: It's super super creamy and very pigmented. It's quite surprising actually. I imagine that it would be difficult to sharpen period. It would be beneficial to freeze the eyeliner then sharpen it. Since it's so creamy, you probably would be able to get a fine point, and it's easy to run out quickly. 

Selection of Colors/Price: It's 5.50 at rite aid and sometimes cheaper with sales. Also, the colors are quite nice for a drugstore brand. 

Recommended: Yes, for the price, it's good. It's also good for asian eyes on the upper lids because it doesn't transfer too much.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Upper Braces- Check

It has probably been the longest week ever, and it's only going to get longer. I have 3 finals next week! AH I'm so seriously nervous. They're physics, bio and math. Ugh. Well its okay. I have to keep studying. 

Today, I got my clear upper braces on. Yeup, finally. Right now, it's just a pain in the ass because it's like "WHAT THE FUCK IS IN MY MOUTH?! oh yeah. my braces. Crisis averted." Also, it takes me like 3 times as long to use the bathroom because brushing my teeth is like a whole adventure. And I got this thing that looks like a christmas tree on a stick that i use to clean the arch wire. Picture of my braces below: Sorry for the weird angle. I'll take a better one next time. 

I will be updating on the braces thing basically every time something critical happens, like bottom braces/bite plate. Then maybe once every 2 months just as an update on how my teeth are moving. haha. yeah...