Sunday, May 22, 2011

Target Calypso Collection

A few weeks ago, I finally had a chance to check out the Calypso collection at Target. I was so surprised that everything was super cute! Everything is very summery and just makes you want to lay on the beach wearing all of the clothes and accessories. Although I didn't plan on buying anything, I couldn't resist buying a scarf. It's light and airy and a perfect summer scarf. I love the peach color too!

$19.99 at Target

I also wanted a few other things, like a necklace and earrings, but I resisted! The collection is available only until June 11 so I suggest getting to a Target store before then!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

New purchase: YesStyle wedges

I bought these shoes on YesStyle last week and just received them today! These are my first pair of wedges, can you believe that? For the longest time, I didn't like wedges but now I'm learning to love them. I wanted a pair of casual sneaker wedges, but didn't like the Converse ones. Recently I saw Brown Eyed Girls' Gain and T-ara's Soyeon wearing wedges similar to these and loved how they looked so I bought a pair online.

 $54.00 at

This was my first time purchasing from YesStyle. The only inconveniences were that most of the colors and sizes were backordered so it says it will take 7-14 days to ship and they also emailed me saying they had to verify my credit card information, which I had never experienced buying anything online. However, they arrived almost a week earlier than expected even though my color/size was backordered.

The shoes come in 10cm, 7cm, and 6cm. The 10cm comes in black or beige (I bought beige) and the 7 and 6cm comes in the same colors plus in blue.  From trying them on, I can tell they are cute and comfortable, however I can feel that the material is not the best quality. It's similar material as bargain shoes in Korea so it's not worth $54. There are many wholesale sites out there that sell the similar items as YesStyle for much less, but I ordered from YesStyle because it's easier and because of more assurance. Also, I'm not sure how the quality compares with other wholesale sites and YesStyle.

I would say if you want cute Asian fashion and accessories and are not able to obtain them, YesStyle is convenient, easy, and trustworthy. If you're looking for a good deal though, I would not buy from YesStyle.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Beauty Review: Chanel Mimosa

I just recently bought a new Chanel nail polish called "Mimosa". It's the it color for summer 2011! I've never bought a yellow polish before and I only own one other Chanel polish (Black Pearl).

I never bought a yellow because I thought they would be streaky, but Mimosa is not streaky. The swatch above is 3 coats. I usually do 2, but it looked a bit sheer so I layered on another coat. The Chanel formula is great as always, but I'm still deciding on the color. I think I would have more preferred a more pastel yellow, but this is still a good color to wear in the summer.

Rating: 4.5/5

Friday, April 15, 2011

Beauty Review: Etude House Code B Strong Eyes Cream Liner

It's time for another Etude House review! This time I will be reviewing the popular Code B Strong Eyes Cream Liner.

9000 KRW = $8.26 USD at

+ Comes with a mini brush! I prefer my MAC #209, but this brush works pretty well.
+ Easy to use. The super creamy formula makes it easy to draw perfect lines.
+ Great packaging. The container is plastic, so it's lighter than the MAC Fluidline.
+ The brush can be attachable to the container with a chain (as you can see in the picture). While it is annoying to have it attached while you're trying to unscrew the top, it's useful to attach when you carry it around so the brush and eyeliner always stay together. 
+ Smudge proof! I thought it might smudge easily because it's so creamy, but it stays put.
+ Affordable. Cheaper than most gel liners out there.

- Only 3 colors: Strong Black, Secret Black (which I have), and Strong Brown. I think Secret Black is a not-as-harsh black with some glitter.
- When I apply on my lash line, sometimes throughout the day, the liner will kind of fade and get flaky.
- The glitter in my Secret Black sometimes falls and gets on my face. 

I would definitely recommend this liner! I totally understand why it's super popular. If you want to switch over to gel liners, this is perfect because it's so easy to apply. I absolutely love the super creamy formula. I have MAC Fluidline, but stopped using Fluidline once I started using this. 

Rating: 4.5/5

Unrelated to this post, but I just wanted to say that I've been slowly cleaning out things (since I will be graduating soon) and found that I have a bunch of Skinfood/Etude House/etc. products. So I will be doing some giveaways soon! Meanwhile, follow me on Twitter and follow me on my new fashion blog EYE LOVES IT!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation

Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation moisturizer. This is the product that finally made me a fan of the brand....

 $45 at

+ Great for combo skin, not too oily yet still moisturizing
+ No overpowering smell
+ Good for both day and night
+ Don't need to use a lot at once
+ Anti-aging effects and fades/prevents skin pigmentation. It barely faded my sun spots, but helps prevent new ones.

- Jar packaging
- Probably not moisturizing enough for dry skin. I feel that it doesn't completely nourish my dry spots in the winter.
- No SPF

Rating: 4.5/5

Monday, March 21, 2011

MAC Surf Baby Collection for Summer 2011

Originally blogged by Temptalia, here's a preview of the upcoming MAC Surf Baby Collection for summer 2011.

Blush ($18.50 USD)
My Paradise: Coral orange with champagne gold flower

Lipstick ($14.50 USD)
Bust Out!: Soft violet
Hibiscus: Bright coral
Naturally Eccentric: Nude

Lipglass ($14.50 USD)
Girl on Board: Sheer gold
Good Lovin': Peach pink
Krazy Kahuna: Medium brown
Strange Potion: Pink coral

Crushed Metallic Pigment Stacks
Summer Stash: Pale pink, gray pink, purple, taupe
Surf the Ocean: Silver, aqua, gold, navy blue

Eyeshadow ($14.50 USD)
Saffron: Coral
Short Shorts: White champagne
Sun Blonde: Yellow with gold pearl
Surf U.S.A.: Aqua with teal pearl
Swell Baby: Medium gray

Nail Lacquer ($13.50 USD)
Hangin' Loose: Beige
Ocean Dip: Aqua teal

Eye Liner ($14.50 USD)
Blue Noon: Teal
Gilded White: Shimmering off-white

Bronzing Powder
Solar Riche

Tan Tint
Billionaire Bronze: Soft gold
Guilty Bronze: Copper bronze

The summer collection is coming out in US on May 26th and internationally in June 2011. I want the Strange Potion lip glass and Short Shorts and Sun Blonde eye shadows!

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Currently I'm a fashion intern for Styleta. If you haven't heard of it yet, it's a non-profit organization that collects high-end designer clothing, sells them on the website, and donates the proceeds to charity. We also hold events to promote Styleta and our partner charities. Besides being non-profit organization, we're also a completely student-run organization. We have set up on the campuses of Indiana University, NYU, Harvard, and Washington University in St. Louis.

We're holding our 2nd annual student designer contest. Last year's winner, Stacy Longo, now currently sells her eco-friendly organic cotton mini collection on our website. The following is our contest timeline:

June 1 – June 30: Open registration with design sketch submissions
July 1 – 14: Voting to determine Top 10 Designers, select 2 Wildcards
July 16 – Aug 6: Top 12 create clothing pieces and shoot “in action” videos
Aug 7 – 12: Expert Judges pick Top 5, announced on Aug 12
Aug 12 – 31: Open voting for winner for 2 weeks
Sept 1: Final winner announced!

If you're interested, please enter the contest! It is open to ages 16-28. This is a great chance to get your designs out there, especially because the winner will get to sell their clothing on our website.