Thursday, 5 March 2015

Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara Review

So I was recommended this mascara from a lovely friend who swears by it.  Mascara is normally all of the make up that she wears though so for this experiment I wore the mascara with and without eye liner for a week.

10 AM Photos Mascara applied with Nars larger than life eyeliner


 I found that the Hypnose Star was great for separating the lashes but I had to build it for thickness.

7 PM Photos 

I don't know why these photos look yellow and white so I posted both tones anyways.
 Dark under eye halo below lower lash line on left eye.

 All in all this mascara was fantastic if it was all that I wore, it was very easy to wash off (with Philosophy Purity).  It didn't smudge at all the day that I wore it alone with just primer and foundation.  Every time that I wore it with eye liner (Nars Larger Than Life or Marc Jacobs) it would smudge lightly during the day.

Thanks for reading!

Friday, 20 February 2015

Navy Stripes

I sure love navy striped tops, they're perfect layering piece for everything!  I busted out some of my spring/summer tanks and dresses to layer with mine.

Happy Styling!

Sailor top and necklace, J Crew sold out, similar shirt here, similar necklace here,  Tanks Winners old, similar here and here, suede purse, Prada, boots, Frye.

Monday, 16 February 2015

Fashion With Buddha

 Since I'm a stay at home mom I don't really have a chance to take pics anywhere awesome so I have decided to do my ootd posts with my friendly in home Buddha.

Navy lace dress, Forever 21 no longer available, similar dress here, and here. Navy tights H&M..  Necklace JCrew, Boots, Miss Sixty, very old.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Chinese New Years and Valentines

Lucky for everyone red is the ideal colour for Chinese New Years and Valentines!

The girls outfits for our pre New Years dinner was these pink ensembles.   It is tradition in our family to end the year together with the family with a dinner and this year we had two pre dinners one was a week prior and then the second was planned for Valentines day.
 We then start the year with the family as well on or after Chinese New Years. 


Grandma gave them the cutest vintage looking cards in the mail.

The things they do to Yoda makes this shirt so fitting!

Counting candies after school here.

"Mulani, we got Mulani dresses!"
They are so excited to wear them to our second pre New Years dinner.

 Happy Valentines Day Everyone!  

Rose gold and pink quartz locket and rose gold bracelet So Pretty by Cara Cotter.  Booties with bow Kate Spade (no longer available).

Monday, 9 February 2015

Coveting My Daughters Life

The life that I covet the most is my children's because they have everything that I could have only dreamed of.  Their closets are full of dresses and clothes that I would die for and a life that I could only fantasize about.

In 1980 my parents were one of many Chinese (Hoa) boat people escaping repression in Vietnam after the Vietnam war.  They came to Canada via Hong Kong with nothing but their what they could carry which included a half starved infant son.  Soon after landing on the west coast they ended up in Edmonton's former military base which is now the Griesbach community.  I grew up in a tough family that had little and shared a room with my brothers up until adolescence. 
So now in my adulthood I live vicariously through my children and I try to give them all of the experiences that I was never afforded.



My husband thinks that I'm crazy for getting this queen size wrought iron canopy bed for my daughter but he's the one that carried it down to the first floor of West Edmonton Mall on a broken down escalator to his truck by himself.  In my defence we didn't know that it was a queen size bed until we put our newly purchased double mattress on it, haha but not really.  I got all of this furniture on sale honey!

Does anyone recognize the table and mirror from my Beauty Junkie?

Bed and purple bedding Anthropologie, Paris ticket pillow, enamelled tray and tri fold mirror, Winners/Homesense, dresses and boots Zara, black jacket w bows, Joe Fresh, chest of drawers and side table, Ikea.  

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

I buy my own Chocolate and Roses for Valentine's

This is the kind of chocolate box that I can dive into.  I am obsessed with Frye boots for their supple leather and amazing fit.  In looove!  To boot, I always buy on sale (see details below)! 

 I received my first pair for free, yes, free from my awesome friend Patti (below far left).  Ever since I have been hunting for Frye sales every where.  Best places so far are Anthropologie (their full price is always lower than anywhere else, Neiman Marcus and the ever Canadian company Town Shoes!)
Frye's from left to right; Jackie Button Tall, Carson, free pair don't know the name as the style was discontinued.

 Most of the Frye boots come in wide widths too!

And here is the rose gold treat that I purchased for myself.

My dumb luck is when I find something awesome it gets discontinued.  I'm hoping that this doesn't happen with these New Balance 574's. I first saw them at J Crew and the Bay but they were sold out, then Urban Outfitters but I didn't want to pay the duty charges.  Finally I came across them at Town Shoes, yay a Canadian company! They fit like a glove from the first wear.  

Sparkly charcoal grey which is very hard to see and rose gold.  

I'll be wearing these cute dorky shoes out on my slushy winter runs (I really run as fast as my husband speed walks).

The 574's apparently came out around the 2000's so they have and do come in a dozens of colours.  And while searching for more colours I found them for men and children so my whole family can matcher badoodle me!

Details; Jackie Button Tall boot, Town Shoes ($243.98 on sale) , Carson Pull On, New Balance 574 Precious Metals, Town Shoes (paid $79.95 because I got an in store coupon for $20 after my Frye boot purchase), suede purse, Prada (no longer available), Navy dress worn as tunic Zara (no longer available, light grey 'Rock Star' jeans, Old Navy.