Sunday, October 10, 2010

MAC, Venom & Villains, Oh My!!

Hello everyone!! Hope you had a good week and are enjoying your weekend!

Last weekend I went to the MAC Venomous Villains (am I the only one who wants to say Villainous Venoms? haha) event at South Coast Plaza with Iyah, Caroline, Jilly and her sister.

There was a huge display and backdrops set up outside of the store, including an area where the MUAs were applying VV collection on people.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Venomous Villains Tease and A Piece of Me in October 2010

Mirror, mirror on the wall...

Who's the baddest b*tch of them all?! muhahahahaha!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

MAC-ing and Random Little Things...

Ahhh I feel like summer's rushing to an end, must savor every last bit of it!! (You must know that summer is my favorite season!)

I really want to comment back to a lot of your comments, sorry it's taking me some time to do so! Please don't think I'm being a snob! 죄송합니다! *bows*

I got a new camera! (I gave my old one to my sister since hers was stolen.)

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Review: Vitacreme B12 Moisturizer

This is a long overdue review! I bought Vitacreme B12 back in December and didn't start using it until January/February and now I love it. I just ordered a second tube on Sasa since it was on sale earlier this week for just $21.70.

Monday, August 2, 2010

New Toy and a Piece of Me in August 2010

In true Diana fashion, I bought myself a gift for my birthday. =)

A little back occurred to me a few weeks ago that it'd be really fun to have a "polaroid" camera. I was hanging out at Starbucks with a good friend who I hadn't seen in a while (we spent 12 hours together just happily chatting away! we've been friends for 11 years), and of course I wanted to have a picture of us, but it felt a bit out of place to pull out my digital camera as the coffee shop was closing. (Do you know what I mean? Or I am the only one who sometimes feels shy and awkward?) Anyways, I just thought it would have been perfect to have a "polaroid" camera, something not too serious and yet also we'd get a great one-of-a-kind "remember when?" picture to cherish for years to come. =) (Plus I like the washed out colors that give it even more of the old school/back-in-the-day/retro look, hehe.)

Okay enough rambling...after a quick search online, I decided I reallllllly wanted this:

Fujifilm Instax Mini 25 Pink

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Girls I Do Adore!! Part Two

The fun continues!!

Last Saturday, I joined Iyah and Ria for a full girls' day and night!! ♥ these girls!

We had lunch at Brodard's in Garden Grove since Ria and Iyah had never been there before.

their specialty, Nem Nuong Cuon (Vietnamese grilled pork rolls)
"Pork Spring Rolls – grilled pork paste wrapped in rice paper with lettuce, cucumber, carrot, daikon, & mint served with house special sauce"

Friday, July 30, 2010

Girls I Do Adore!! Part One

Ahh last week was such a fun week because I got to meet and hang out with such sweet girls!!

The Girls
Iyah -
Juli -

Last Monday night, we all met up at Guppy Tea House in Irvine. I was running late so I didn't get to put on as much makeup as I would have liked, and so I didn't use my camera. All these pics are from Iyah. =)

all the girls...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Birthday Wish List

I know it's a bit late but since I've been asked by several people what I want for my birthday, I decided to put a little bit of thought into it and update my wish list (this coming from the girl who didn't even have a birthday cake preference when asked, haha).

I keep telling people that there's nothing I need or want that I can't get myself, especially since lately all the things I want are big or expensive things that I would not ask others to get for me. But since some insisted (and even said if I didn't speak now, I'd get shavers and whipped cream and can't complain! haha)...I inflated my "Spoil Me" wish list on Amazon from a prim and proper 1 page to 4 pages, haha, so have fun looking!

Here's a break down of what I added to my wish list:


Saturday, July 3, 2010

IMATS and A Piece of Me in July 2010

Last weekend a friend from SF was in town and invited me to go to IMATS. Seeing as I missed it last year, I decided to check it out.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Hi, can you believe my last post was in March? Honestly, time flies!

I wasn't really planning on doing this but Kay told me I had to! =)

I don't want to give you some excuse like "I've been busy," but I have. More than that, I'd decided I had a lot of changes and improvements I wanted to make in my life, and that I wasn't anywhere near where I wanted to be...and that time was passing me by, so I had to focus, re-prioritize, and achieve the goals I set for myself but seemed so behind on. And even before that, I had already fallen behind on blogging (I have lots of pictures to be edited and half-written blog post drafts of reviews and new loves and purchases, etc.). It just didn't seem fair that I wasn't able to give my all to any of the many things I wanted to, including blogging.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Canmake Face

I feel I haven't shown my face in a while on my's because, I have no face. =X Kidding, kidding. It's been difficult for me to catch good natural lighting during the day, especially since it's been rainy on weekends for a while. Anyway, I wanted to show how the Canmake eyeshadow palette and lip gloss I'd recently received from Kay during our Secret Valentine exchange, as well as the DHC Q10 Cream Foundation, look on me.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

DHC Goodies

I went to the DHC store a couple of months ago. Did you know there are only two retail locations in the U.S.? One is in New York (of course), and the other happens to be in Gardena, California, which is where I went.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Kao Essential Hair Products

I am super thrilled that I finally used up my bottles of Shiseido White Tsubaki shampoo and conditioner, so that now I can use my Kao Essential shampoo, conditioner and hair treatment! (From now on, I will never buy big bottles again. Even though they're better values and you get more for your money, they last way too long for a girl like me who sooner or later wants to try something new!)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sephora with Iyah and Clarisonic Mia Review

Super duper late on posting this, but a few months ago I met up with Iyah at South Coast Plaza. I always love meeting up with her, she is a true sweetheart and cutie pie, if you don't read her blog already, run there now!! (But...please come back to mine, hehe.)

us in front of the then-new Henri Bendel store

Monday, March 1, 2010

Review: Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion

Last month, I received a bottle of the SKIN MD Natural Shielding Lotion, which was perfect timing since I'd finished my DHC Q10 set. I was excited to try it after seeing the website and reviews from both Mona and Diana.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

My Secret Valentine

Happy belated Valentine's Day/Lunar New Year/Presidents' Day/whatever-else-you-want-it-to-be!!

I did a Secret Valentines exchange with the help of Kay, much like her Secret Santa because it was so much fun and such a great way to spread blogger love!! ♥ In fact, the girls are mostly from her gift exchange. Thank you to all of the following ladies who participated!

Diana C.

And surprise, surprise....guess who my Secret Valentine turned out to be?!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Eki Love's Alice in Wonderland

When I saw Eki post previews on her site last week, I was immediately attracted to the Alice in Wonderland pouches! The print is very pretty and yet with a hint of mystery or mischievousness since we all know Alice is the It girl for following her curiosity, exploring the unknown and discovering the many wonders that life has to offer. Who doesn't love Alice in Wonderland?

Alice pencil pouch
(description and photos from

Friday, January 22, 2010

Love Package from Birthday Girl Iyah!!

Happy belated birthday to my dear Iyah!!

It takes a very sweet person to send someone else a love package right before her birthday, but that's exactly what she did! Smh. She sent me what she called a "little" thank you was not little at all!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Lush Twitter Mini Raffle Prize

Kind of old (really old), but Lush on Twitter was doing mini raffle giveaways last month and I won! (I was one of many lucky people to win since they did lots of mini giveaways.) Coming home to this in the mail box really made me smile.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Review: DHC Q10 Travel/Trial Set

Since I'd finished using the Boscia set and the season and weather changed from warmer summer to drier fall and winter, I'd moved on to the DHC Q10 Travel Set. I was fortunate to receive this from Kay, but you can also find it on the U.S. website. I finished this set just as 2009 came to an end.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Love in a Box from Make Me Blushhh

I got a love-filled box from Mona a few weeks ago. She and I share an addiction for hauling sheet masks and so she sent me tons to try! I took these pictures over a rainy/cloudy weekend, which is why the lighting isn't so good but I really wanted to use some of the masks right away.

love in a box (not pictured, box)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

2009 Beauty Favorites

Happy New Year!!

An entire calendar year of blogging has introduced to me to wayyyyyyyy more beauty products than I would have tried or lusted for otherwise! But rather than haul every so-called amazing product out there, I have to admit I'm rather choosy about what I get, and spend a lot of time (too much time), lusting and debating before I even get something! (Impulse shopper I am not!) So here's my list of the favorite products I've encountered in 2009.


Boscia Oil-Free Daily Hydration SPF 15
Great moisturizer for spring and summer if you have oily-to-combination skin! It moisturizes without causing your skin to become oily.

Boscia Balancing Tonic
I love this so much that I just bought a full size bottle after using quite a few different toners this year! It's refreshing and smells nice.

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