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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Chic parents, cute kids.  Seriously.

Monday, June 25, 2012

My roomie Trusha and her friend Reza at his birthday party. The LBD, LWD... and the LRD (little red dress), three essentials.  Plus, it takes a little attitude to pull off a bowtie on non-wedding occasions.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

... It makes for a good look, though.  As long as they're not standing next to each other I guess haha.


Friday, June 22, 2012

Faux leather jacket - Black Rivet  /  Electric blue bermuda shorts - Cielo Jeans  /  
Boat shoes - Sperry  /  Sunglasses - Marc by Marc Jacobs

Embrace messy hair!  Photo credit goes to Helen, again :)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

Sorry for catching you almost blinking..... ^__^"

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

This will be my casual look when I'm a mom - still cool, but mobile and fun!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Double-sided tunic - Anthropologie  /  Leggings - JCrew  /  
Leather riding boots - Lauren by Ralph Lauren, DSW

Dedicated MCAT studying heh...  Thank you to Helen for taking this! :)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

I had been debating for awhile whether to put this picture up or not.  While it seems like a "normal" outfit for the most part, it still stands out amongst the other people in the crowd.  You can't always fight the elements, but she still braved the rain with leopard flats and a quilted army green jacket.  Leggings also prevent the annoying 2-inch pant leg stain.

Plus, just the act of buying flowers is quite lovely.  My family's never been one to buy flowers (because it's a waste, which is kind of true, to be fair) but maybe in the future it would be nice...

Friday, June 1, 2012

Most fashion blogs have makeup reviews, right?

On my way back from Vancouver we stopped by the Duty Free shop.  I wasn't expecting to find much, but lo-and-behold, hiding at the very bottom of the makeup counter was Estée Lauder DayWear BB cream!  All the rage in Asia, I've been holding out to try Western brands till now.  Since makeup never goes on sale normally, I was happy to get this for about $10 off (original $50, now for $37.)

I got this in color 01 Light, which surprisingly matched my yellow skintone and didn't make me look "ghost-like" as many people have come across with BB creams.  My webcam isn't that clear (but my self-taking camera skills are horrid) so here you go.

1.  It offers coverage like that of a foundation.  There are some tiny spots where you can tell it's there, but otherwise my skin looks very natural and clean, maybe like I had put some powder at most.  I have a problem with redness, and I don't notice it anymore.  The SPF 35 is also a plus - always use sun protection!

2.  When first applying, I had to buff up a flaky patch and go over it again, but otherwise went on smooth.  About five hours since I've put it on, and it still feels like I pretty much don't have anything on my face!  Seriously, no oiliness or caking, and no rub off.

3.  I might have imagined a slight cucumber/melon smell when I put it on, but otherwise there's no scent to interfere with perfume or anything else.

4.  Some BB cream reviews also complain of oxidation, where after a few hours it turns orange, but mine did not change color. 

Overall, I'm very happy with this Estée Lauder product.  I have yet to test it against in more strenuous situations, but I'd say this is a keeper.  The only thing I wish is that it were all natural, like my preferred Tarte or BareMinerals cosmetics.  But I'll definitely use this for special days.

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What is most interesting is fashion when it's living. I find it inspiring when people dress well - but in their unique interpretation. Searching for people who enjoy having fun with their style and make their own statements. If you want your picture removed, don't hesitate to contact me!
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