Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
New tricks today. I found this tutorial by Ray Dombroski, founder of TheVectorLab.
He shows you how to- Make Vector Halftone Gradients & Brushes. You can also Get a Free Download of Graphic Design Launch Kit: http://thevectorlab.com/products/free-with-signup
I ended up subscribing to his YouTube Channel and learning how to use the blend tool on Adobe Illustrator. I'm so excited to learn more ways to make my art/design look nice! Get the kit too, it's rad! Thanks Ray!!!
Monday, April 28, 2014
I'm so thrilled that Nordstrom has their popin shop themed as "Surf City". That's what my lifestyle and career is focused around. They also have Olivia Kim as their curator. I love her sense of style and personality. See her instagram here. She has some of our picks here and I have my pics shown above that I'm wishing for. If you haven't seen "Surf City" yet, check it out! The patterns and swim gear are awesome!
Friday, April 25, 2014
Do you have a favorite piece of jewelry? Mine is this butterfly bracelet from Juicy Couture. It's actually special since it was a gift from my sister and it goes with so many of my outfits. It was given years ago, so it's no longer on sale. However, Juicy Couture has a sale going on so maybe you can give a special someone a piece of jewelry or treat yourself!
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
I went to Bruno Mars last show (3rd night) in Hawaii and it was my favorite! I've been to Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Duran Duran, Prince, etc. I gotta say he was up there with them! I was so glad he got picked for the Super Bowl! He had everything you can dream of at the concert...a crystal ball, glitter dropping, and fireworks. The only thing that was different was a bomb scare. Yes, a bomb scare! It happened after he performed one song and then the lights went on. Security had to check all the rows. After 15 minutes the show resumed non stop for about 2 hours. I didn't go home until 11:30 at night. But that's ok, he was the BOMB! I was just proud that he's a local boy from Oahu that made it big. The best part of the show is when he sang, "Just the Way you Are" to his grandma. I nearly teared! I also was amazed by John Fossitt who plays keyboard. Maybe because I play some myself. He was also spectacular hitting the high notes! If you get a chance, see him! It's worth your money! You may see clips of the show on my blog.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
My friend Sarah had to just pull me into the LeSportsac store last night. Low and behold, they had beautiful bags! So many wonderful collaborations! The Point of Sale bags upfront were the collaboration with Benefit Cosmetics. It was love at first sight! They come in all different patterns such as the Stripe-O-Gram, Baubles & Bloom (black and cream), and Catcall Dot. Most of the bags have ruffles and I'm a sucker for ruffles! There's even the famous Benefit Retro Dolls (Talk Flirty, Spice of Life) on their bags! The bags range from $28+ and comes in charms, cosmetic bags, travel bags, weekend bags, tote bags, satchel bags, wallet, messenger bags, and backpacks. I want it all, but need to just pick a few favorites! Birthday present? hint hint... They even have cute plastic Benefit pulls on the bags. I also saw other collaborations with Curtis Kulig (Love Me), Disney Tink, Disney It's a Small World, Disney Minnie Mouse, Barbie (NEW), and Seventeen. Tink or Tinkerbell would be my second favorite! Which one is your favorite?
Thursday, April 10, 2014
At the moment, my favorite lip stain is by the Sephora brand called, "Endless Purple". It's more of a darker berry stain. This is in their Creme Lip Stain line. Pretty stain! Everytime I go to my local Sephora store, it's always sold out so I decided to order online. Even the online store had sold out so I had to be put on the waiting list. It also sold out as I was ending my payment online. Therefore, I had to be put on the waiting list for a second time. I didn't hesitate and bought it right away. It must be great lipstick to everyone. I totally agree! Sorry, I'd put my headshot in this but I don't take great selfies! haha
I finally took out my new clothes and changed up my daily uniform [jeans, old tee, and slippers (aka. flip flops)]. I feel like I can hang loose and not have to worry about sticking my belly in and my legs feel free without the denim squeezing them. I also am love with the french saying on my shirt from Topshop that says "Beau Fleur" which means Beautiful Flower. Although it doesn't have any flowers on it, I love the font! The cut is just right because it doesn't make me shorter than I look. I paired it with a black knee length skirt from H&M, and pointy flats from The Gap. I believe the flats are sold out, so you may find a similar one here and here. To add another saying, you can top it off with the dainty "kiss" necklace by Topshop!You can also top it off with a "Oui" ring by Freeman the Wire Master on Etsy!
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
I'm a Nars fan and was so happy when they introduced the Matte Multiple recently! It's can be used on your lips, cheeks, eyes...hence the word "Multiple"! I recently purchased for $39 (used my 15% VIB member discount) at Sephora. I bought these colors: Siam, Anquilla, and Altai. They're all pretty colors, but my favorite is Anquilla. It's a refreshing pink color perfect for Spring! The only con I have about it is that it's smaller than the Multiple and wish it was cheaper. I also wish the packaging would change because after awhile the surface rubs off. Other than that, I love the product!