Sunday, July 4, 2010

FOTD: Smoke on the Water + DSK Jewelry

As promised, here is the FOTD to yesterday's sailor dress outfit. I wanted to try out some blue eyeshadows for this look to mirror the blue ocean waters but I realize that I don't have any :o I remember I had one shimmery palette with 4 bright blues from Claire's but I have no idea where that is and it makes me look like the glitter fairy. I decided to work with browns instead using my Wet n Wild palette. I love those richly pigmented shadows so much - the next time I chance upon a CVS, I will definitely pick up the Pride palette (blues and greens) and maybe Greed (pinks and smokey eye). I'm also excited to try out some of their lipsticks and the famed Creme Eyeliner.

I also used my new Revlon Photo Ready Foundation (04 Nude). I have heard good things about this and my skin does look very even in the photos I took. The shade I chose seemed to match in store lighting but it is slightly light for me so I had to cover my face and then my neck too to blend it in. I really like how silky smooth my skin felt afterwards. It also doesn't melt off at all even after a day of wear (and a nap oops) - I had to remove it with my face wash. Coverage is about medium-heavy and I used probably a total of 2 pumps on my face, more concentrated on under-eye area. However, it did not cover up the bags as well as I would have liked. I'm not sure anything can fix that besides more sleep. Speak of which, I fixed my sleep schedule today! I went to sleep at 3 AM last night and woke at 11. I set my alarm but all the technology in my apartment is going crazy and malfunctioning - phone, internet, now alarm. The reception up here in the mountains is terrible.

I am so excited about Fourth of July! I am hopefully braving La Jolla Cove to watch fireworks there and maybe getting some beach time in before sun sets : ) Today I went to Lake Miramar with my dad and we took the beaten path with all the rocks. I think it actually was more than 5 miles because the trail was so convoluted and kept winding back on itself. All the rocks made it hard to walk on but that only made the exercise better. The water was super beautiful, reflecting the rays of cheerful summer sunshine and it wasn't too hot. I wore a long sleeve shirt to prevent unwanted tanning :D The breeze was quite cool and the atmosphere perfect. There are a lot of weird plants I'm not used to in SoCal. It's interesting to see baby palm trees next to fully-grown giants and think that they'll grow so tall someday. I ended up with a lovely shorts tanline but I'll live. It's nice to be able to synthesize some vitamin D every once in a while. Afterwards we went to a Sichuan restaurant nearby to get some spicy side dishes. Yummm. I like spicy food because it makes you pay attention to every bite! I stopped by the Bubble Tea place a few doors down and got a Large Jasmine Milk Tea with Apple boba (they have awesome FLAVOURED boba!!) and lychee jelly :D So refreshing after such a long walk.

Last but not least, thank you again to Steph of DSK Jewelry. Her beautiful handmade crystal pieces are so pretty and glisten wonderfully in the sunlight. I won the Beachy Coral Aqua necklace and a pair of green flower crystal studs in a giveaway she recently had. I absolutely love the unique shape. I've seen hearts before, stars, and leaf crystals but never coral! Her package came in 4 days and completed my nautical outfit. Be sure to give her some love and support her jewelry : )

Products used:
Wet n Wild E/S Palette in Vanity:
cream coffee brown all over lid, shimmering bronze on corners,
dark brown for shadow, matte peach for browbone highlight
Wet n Wild H2O Proof Liquid Eyeliner in Black
Revlon Photo Ready Foundation in 04 Nude
ELF Studio Concealer Pencil in Light for spot touch-ups
ELF Studio Complexion Perfection
Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash
Imju Fiberwig Mascara (3 coats), heated using heated lash curler
Burt's Bees Moisturizing Chapstick
ELF Studio Blushing and Bronzing Powder
(blush applied with ELF Studio Powder Brush.
The Contour Brush barely picks up any colour so I decided to get another flat top one and it's amazing; bronzer for nose bridge contour)
Wet n Wild Creme Eyeshadow Stick in Pixie on nose for highlight
Geo Angel Blue lenses
Delia's Polish in Mint Green

Lol ulzzang attempt? The photo was kind of blurry, so I sharpened it using Picnik and applied Orton-ish effect for a smoothed out and whiter skin look. I curled my hair slightly for that beachy wave look ♥

After a windy day and hat hair ... Revlon Photo Ready lasts ALL DAY and gives that flawless look. This was taken under shade
And now for the lovely DSK Jewelry! I love the Hello Kitty stickers!
And candy! Hehe I already eated the strawbee one. Thank you Stephanie : ) You know well that I like kawaii things :3

Such cute packaging :D
It even matches my nails! My favourite polish is mint green, hands down. Delia's isn't bad at all. After 4 goopy/streaky layers, it evened out with topcoat and became super smooth. Even with a ton of typing, it hasn't chipped much yet.
Here's me attempting to model the jewelry. Hahaha. Revlon Photo Ready looks pretty spankin' under bright sunlight too
The green earrings make perfect second piercing studs. The blue and white jewel ones are from Claire's a long time ago. I think I got them for $0.50 back when they had those awesome 10 for $5 deals.
Hope you enjoyed my little sailor girl look and check out DSK Jewelry for beautiful crystal earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. Have a great Fourth of July whether it's Independence Day for you or not : ) I remember going to sleep one day and wanting to do a red white and blue smokey eye then woke up and was like .. what was I thinking .. and where do I get such shadows? Hehe I remember seeing a palette in a magazine somewhere. Now here's where a 88 shadow Coastal Scents palette would come in handy, eh?


Thanh Thao July 4, 2010 at 3:54 AM   said...

This is such a lovely post, Angie!!

I love your fotos, they are all so cute!

I'm astonished the postal mail costs so less in the States, here in Germany you pay a whole fortune! :-))
Anyways, the package is very cute, and so are the contents! :-))

Enjoy summer! :-)

Anonymous July 4, 2010 at 4:41 AM   said...

lovely photographs, and that necklace is so neat!

PetiteXXS July 4, 2010 at 5:18 AM   said...

You look so pretty! Love your makeup and hair... which reminds me, I need to learn how to line my eyes!

fifi July 4, 2010 at 6:08 AM   said...

aww pretty =)
wow this makes me feel a bit warmer... it's freezing down here! D:

Steffi July 4, 2010 at 10:30 AM   said...

Wow you are so pretty <3

sugar sugar July 4, 2010 at 11:19 AM   said...

Wonderful photos Angie! I love the photos of you modeling the jewelry! You are so cute. :3

PinkOrchids July 4, 2010 at 6:32 PM   said...

Angie, you look soooo beautiful!! xX

Oreleona July 4, 2010 at 10:40 PM   said...

this is nice post Angie! happy independence day! the jewelry is sooo cute! and your makeup tooo :D

Ashley Dy July 4, 2010 at 10:44 PM   said...

You look so lovely as ever!!!

Jesa July 4, 2010 at 10:48 PM   said...

Oh! I love this!!!stumbled on your blog -lovely!!

Cheers, Jesa

Ping July 4, 2010 at 11:59 PM   said...

angie i love your eyes...they look very pretty and big! the foundation looks very natural and looks like it has a good coverage.

ohhh how i miss san diego and it's beautiful beaches and weather!!!

MsHark July 5, 2010 at 2:44 AM   said...

WOW Angie I completely love this post! you did everything so perfect, from your hair to your nails to the jewelry to the dress to the hat! perfection! I didn't realize you are in San Diego! I lived there for 2.5 years before I moved to Monterey. Hoping after Beijing we will move back to SD!


Ken July 5, 2010 at 3:22 AM   said...

thank u =]
u are berry cute! thats my fav outfit!

Carla July 5, 2010 at 9:54 AM   said...

love the hat and nail polish!
u look great

♥Bunny♥ July 5, 2010 at 11:27 AM   said...

Awww, you should have took a pic with your dad when you went for the walk. And you DO look flawless. I this FOTD very much, especially the first pic of you! And yes, the jewelry is incredibly beautiful!! Will give some love and drop by ;)

Unknown July 5, 2010 at 12:28 PM   said...

this post was so pictureful! :) hehe i LOVE your sunhat!! those sunhats are so perfect for summer to protect your face and collarbone :)

and your hair is beachy wavy :) cute!

Anonymous July 5, 2010 at 7:04 PM   said...

i'm so jealous! I've always wanted to order from DSK!

Unknown July 5, 2010 at 7:17 PM   said...

I love DSK so much. I keep buying pieces from there. It's an addiction. They are so cute. xx

Sara Mari July 5, 2010 at 11:37 PM   said...

You look so cute and fabulous, I think the DSK jewerly suits so perfectly. The pretty colors are great for summer.

I'm glad to hear the photo ready makeup works well, I picked some up recently!

Ahleessa July 6, 2010 at 2:19 AM   said...

You have such long eyelashes! It's gorgeous. :)

I don't blame you for not waiting for the store to stock up on the purse... hehe~

Jesson Balaoing July 6, 2010 at 2:23 AM   said...

nice post, keep blogging!

MINAKICHU July 6, 2010 at 7:52 AM   said...

The jewelry is awesome! It fits you, you look very pretty:-)

Felin July 6, 2010 at 8:09 AM   said...

I have to admit my favourite bit was the Hello Kitty stuff.. I just can't resist! Saw My Neighbor Totoro last night so my fascination with these things is only going to get worse..

Anyway, I think the sailor look's super cute! And I've seen the photo ready foundation but was concerned it wouldn't give the coverage and skin matching powers I'm used to with L'Oreal. Hey, maybe I'll give it a test next time I'm out :)


Wacky Jacky & Silly Willy July 6, 2010 at 12:03 PM   said...

You look adorable hun! Love the look. And the necklace is so pretty~

Definitely following you ^.~ Check out my blog if you can~ Tnx

s July 6, 2010 at 12:32 PM   said...

Angie you def got the ulzzang look! Super cute!

Tom July 6, 2010 at 1:57 PM   said...

SO beautifull eyes and cool blog. ;-)

Jade Purple Brown July 6, 2010 at 4:38 PM   said...

you look beautiful, great post!

Anonymous July 6, 2010 at 5:21 PM   said...

cute makeup! I have a similar nail colour as you :) Lovely!

Unknown July 7, 2010 at 12:37 AM   said...

Angie, you look so gorgeous! :) So pretty and carefree! I love your outdoorsy shots...=D Especially the first few photos! You have such nice waves in your hair. Is it natural?

The necklace and earrings are so pretty!

☆RabbitoBonbon☆ July 7, 2010 at 4:24 AM   said...

Haha! Thanks =3 You are cute too! (^_~) Liang mui!! XDXD

Festy July 7, 2010 at 6:26 AM   said...

I like your blog. I'm following it.
Have a nice day!


noone July 7, 2010 at 11:52 AM   said...

the contact lenses you're wearing is nice and love those nail colors! haha yeah Barenaked ladies.. that didn't even perform "One Week"! I still can't believe it!

Aney Mei July 7, 2010 at 12:32 PM   said...

I'm in love with your nail polish. Essie's mint candy apple? I can't seem to find it anywhere anymore cause it's a limited edition!!

Ally July 7, 2010 at 4:09 PM   said...

you are so cute & i love your nail colour!(:

Aney Mei July 7, 2010 at 10:33 PM   said...

Oh guess what?! I found the mint candy apple nail polish today at some random shop by the subway station! I was filled with joy hehe

Unknown July 8, 2010 at 2:31 AM   said...

You look so cute....I like your hair color too!!! What color is that?

Yuting July 7, 2011 at 5:33 PM   said...

super pretty!!

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