Wednesday, December 23, 2015

November December 2015 Favorite

Here is a sneak peek of my current favorites. 
There are many many products/companies that I use on regular basis and I may not include them here, but they have a special place in my heart.  I may have forgotten something, but here are the ones I remember and worth mentioning.  I will edit if I remember anything else.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Photo dump

Long time no post.  Here is a post with lots of photos. :)

We had a nice Thanksgiving.  Went to my uncle's house.  Gigi was invited and she was very well behaved.  I am so proud of my sausage. :D

Monday, November 2, 2015

Meet Totoro

I am a animation fan.  One of my favorite is My Neighbor Totoro. And Gigi's costume is Totoro. :)  This is not a new one. Bought it a few years ago.  Still fit and she looked so adorable!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Gigi's 12th birthday celebration

My little girl turned 12 on the 15th.  How time flies!  I am one lucky mama to be owned by this amazing wiener girl.  I am far from perfect being her mom.  But she is forgiving and amazing.

這是什麼道理

I have been needing encouragement and positivity lately.  This song is so true.   Touches me so much.  Thank you, Jesus.

This makes no sense in human mind. We are nothing, we are sin.  But we are lifted and rescued by the high and glorious King who humbled and lowered Himself and died for us.  How can I be bothered by the trivial I am facing.  With Him, nothing is impossible.  He will never abandon me.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

愛是不保留

During one of my quiet time last week, I have discovered this song and it has now became my favorite.  Love this song so much!!!

This and that

I am sharing another planner spread I did.  This is using the vertical Erin Condren planner.  It is quite lovely, if I say so myself.  I have figured out so far that I prefer repositionable/removable matte stickers.  I like using half boxes.  I like adding dachshunds on my spread.  I love stickers. :D

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Making stickers

Since I am having an eczema flare right now, I can't enjoy as much nail polish as I have wanted to.  I switched my focus to planner and stickers!  So many things I can keep track of and so many decorations I could do to my planner!  And I have been doing it almost 3 months now. :D  I am slowly getting to know my style.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Planner and stickers

This post is about my recent hobby.  :)  It is planning.  Using a planner and decorating it.  I have used planners before and have used stickers along with it.  But this trend right now is big. You can see all sorts of "Plan with me" videos on YouTube and stickers are everywhere on Etsy.  I used to collect stickers (I still collect when I see cute ones).  And Erin Condren planners are so popular.  Anyway, I made my first Gigi/dog theme spread this weekend.  It was fun.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Eczema and a whole bunch of information

Today's post is about taking care of your skin, especially skin with eczema.  I will be posting various sections from my other blog(s).  The first section will be about moisturizing.  This is important for everyone, no matter if you are into nail art or not. I initially created the post for eczema.  But everyone should moisturize anyway.  It is essential for everyone everyday.  Then it will also cover baths and other useful information.  As a eczema fighter (which is currently fighting), I hope this will help you.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Monday, August 3, 2015

Rustic Neon Dots

Really wanted to paint my nails, so I did.  My skin has been horrible from eczema.  My hands have been in pain from cracks.  And my legs and arms has little patches that are itchy.  So winter is too drying and summer is also giving me trouble!  Can I get a break?  Lots of cut on my fingers and cuticles are icky too.  But this manicure is quite nice if you can overlook the skin issue.  I call this Rustic Neon Dots.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Walking Home

Painted my nails in this gorgeous color over the weekend.  I do love a good purple holographic nail polish.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

SMAP nails

I am inspired to do a SMAP manicure and I did it with dots.  Because it is a relative easy "nail art" for me.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Missed Call

I am sharing another one of ILNP's summer 2015 release.  I shared Mega X here and this is another one.

Friday, July 3, 2015

July 4

I do my nails today in time for the day of.  Last year I did a similar manicure too. :)  I actually really love how they turn out.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Nostalgia

Pardon the eczema hand.  I hid the cuticle with the little design, but I left my palm alone.  I felt like the mood to paint my nails again, so I did.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Gigi photoshoot

So I digged out all of Gigi's bandanas the day after we received her new one.  She got quite a large collection.  A lot of them she received from the groomer and I bought her a bunch and some she got as gifts from other places.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Dots

I am inspired by Young Wild and Polished by the perfect dots she did on her nails and I had this urge to paint my nail last night (though my skin is still pretty bleh), so I thought "let's do dots".  Dots seems to be easy to do, but I find it not as easy as one would think.  I noticed hers are usually smaller dots.  So I used a smaller dotting tool.  I think this time it looked ok.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Recent Favorites--June 2015 version

I feel like to sharing my current favorites.  This will only have new stuff that I haven't shared before.  You can find my old favorites HERE.  Because I don't want to be repetitive and I still love them, but it gets boring to say the same thing over and over again.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Nails on


I have been nail polish free for quite some time and finally I painted my nails with Wet and Wild Ebony Hates Chris on Friday.  Interesting observation:  whenever I painted my nails, my hands feels dry.  Why?  Then last night I decided to switch it up by adding Enchanted Polish Secret Sauce.  It was quite nice.  My pics suck, but the nails are nice.  The contrast is subtle and I like it.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Zin

Went to the mall with my parents last night, they were having dinner and I was there to wander around.  And end up I bought a lipstick. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment VS Hurraw! Sun balm

Now that it is warmer and we see the sun more often, I want to use something that has SPF, and I was using Hurraw and Fresh... so I thought I might as well do a mini comparison between the two.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Stop and smell the flowers

My hands are finally healing, so I can paint my nails soon.  Actually, I want to paint them tonight.  I have to trim them short last night, because I couldn't stand them any longer.  I was trying to keep them into a square shape, but it was not working for me.  My hands are not completely healed yet, but they are definitely improving.  So yay.  I figured it usually take 2-ish weeks to have significant healing take place. It's not a quick process, but there is only so much I can do.

Monday, May 18, 2015

You Are Beautiful

We love (and are believer of) a positive message here on YLBB, so when I discovered You Are Beautiful about a year ago we were all over it. :)

Friday, May 15, 2015

Guerlain

Long time no post here.  My Dyshidrotic Eczema (self diagnosis, I know I have eczema (I was diagnosed with this, just not the specific), I just pin point it to this specific beast) on my hands have been very very bad (extreme dryness, itchiness, cuts, cracks), so I have no mood to paint my nails.  And do you know how painful it is when a wound is touched by acetone?  But I have been using this time to pampered my nails and cuticles.  Lots of cuticle oil and butter. :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Mood lifter

I am all for anything and everything that makes me happy and go towards the positivity.  This is my pick today. :D


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Monday, May 4, 2015

Eczema sucks

In case you don't know.  I have eczema and have it for years and on occasions I journal about it

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Monday, April 27, 2015

My Gerard Cosmetics lipstick collection

I received 2 more Gerard Cosmetics lipsticks (used a coupon, so it is 2 for $20 including s/h) and I decided to swatch all the Gerard Cosmetics lipsticks I own. :)

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Selfie with Gigi

Hello.  Just want to share some selfie with my girlie.  She had a dental cleaning on 18th and it took quite a bit off of her.  She had 2 teeth removed and we had a few tests (all came back ok) and she is starting a supplement regiment.  She will also need to see a cardiologist this coming week.  My girlie is a little senior now.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Mermaid's Dream

I have gone polishless for a good couple of days, not sure how much good it does.  But mentally I feel pretty good.  And today I painted my nails.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Cuticle care products

I have decided to give my nails a break.  Not sure if it will do any good.  Because my nails have been so ridge-y (and kind of dry and also a bit stained).  I am not even sure how long it has been like this.  But no matter.  In the mean time I am going to pamper my nails and hands.  So I am sharing some of the cuticle products I use.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Lovecraft VS Lumiere


I saw it on Instagram that Lovecraft and Lumiere are supposedly dupe. It just happened that I have both colors, so I decided to swatch them out.  I think they can be sisterly, but not twins.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Sunday Gigi

Just want to share a cute photo of my girl.

Darling Diva Polish Putter

Trying a new polish on Friday night (4/10).  A great neon green with holographic.  But I have some problem with dragging with this polish.  I applied base coat, then 2 coats of Putter and it dragged when I put on the top coat shortly after.  So disappointed, especially when I have no problem with WnW Ebony Hates Chris and then I immediately applied another color on top and that only cost me $2 and Putter is like $12.  And you definitely need a topcoat for Putter to look shiny.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Ebony Hates Chris drinking Shirley Temple at Electric Carnival

I can't stay from this nail combo, so I put it on last night (4/11).  It's pretty and easy to use.  I love it.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

NYX lippies

A little retail therapy for me at Ulta.com last week or so because I have a coupon and also because I want to try out these NYX lippies.  I don't think I have seen them when I was at Ulta, plus usually they don't have the colors I want, so it is easier to just get it online.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Revisiting Secret Sauce

How do you like these 2 for 1 post?  A nail polish and a lipstick/lip balm?  I kind of like it.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Timeless Vow

Yesterday I tried another new color I got from ILNP.  I preordered a bunch (6!!!) from them awhile ago and have been sharing pics with you in previous posts, so here is another one.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color

A little shopping spree during this weekend's grocery shopping.

Colourpop

I have received my Colourpop order on Monday and want to share some swatches here.  Colourpop's Lippie Stix are great and they have been very popular lately especially on YouTube, so do a search if you are interested.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015

Ebony Hates Chris on a holo Open Fields dressing in Coral

Same manicure, different lippie.  I really do enjoy "posing" with a lippie.  That way I can feature more than just my nails.  Yes?  No?  Let me know.

Open Fields

I let my nails take a break last night and it is time to paint something fun this morning (3/28/15). :)

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Gigi is cute

The weekend so far have been productive and relaxing.  Went to grocery shopping, did some organizing and did laundry as well.

Lip swatch

Friday night, nothing else to do.  So I play with a few lippies. :)

Friday, March 27, 2015

Extra Abundance

I decided I wanted to "up my game" with my current manicure.  The truth was I wanted to try the new nail vinyls I got from Twinkled T.  I am no good with nail art and this is the kind I can handle.  Nail art is also a good way to prolong your manicure.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Abundance

My manicure of Electric Carnival (H) has finally chipped (right pointer), so I am forced to change to another polish.  Ha!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

3 days later

My manicure with Electric Carnival is still going quite strong. There some mild wear, but I think it is not as bad as the shrinking.  Definitely no chips!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Lolita 1995

I did some swatches of my lipsticks and here is a very mini and simple review.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015

Rosé Extreme review

I have seriously accumulated so many lippies lately.  And I really do enjoy them. :)  I think they are the best beauty products that can enhance your look alone. :)  Great for days when you just want something, but not a full face.  This post will be a review of the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment .

Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color review

I have seriously accumulated so many lately.  And I really do enjoy them. :)  I think they are the best beauty products that can enhance your look alone. :)  Great for days when you just want something, but not a full face.  This post will be a review of Wet n Wild lipstick.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Paradox (H)

I have received my ILNP preorder today!  I love their shop.  Great polishes and fast shipping.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Lip balm favorite

I want to also share my favorite lip balms again.  Lippies are my favorite beauty item.  I am only sharing "lip balms", not lip sticks in this post.

St. Patrick's Day

I did my nails last night so that I can have St. Patrick's Day nails. :D

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Lovecraft

I am sharing my review of Kat Von D Lovecraft.  It is also described as " LOVECRAFT - matte mauve pink nude (cult favorite)" on Sephora's website.   

Friday, March 13, 2015

Cirque Colors in Magnum Opus

Happy Friday. I am going to share a new manicure I did last night and some lippies too.  I "might" start sharing more than just manicure in this blog.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Nfu Oh 51

Due to laziness, I haven't been using nail decals much.  Just polish and go. Another way to spice up your manicure is use a "specialty" top coat.  I don't mean a fast drying top coat.  I mean another polish that has special effect.


Friday, February 27, 2015

Happy Chinese New Year

Here is a belated happy Chinese new year. :)  Wishing you a prosperous year of Sheep. :)

Recent nails

I have been sick this week, so I have to close the shop for a bit.  But I want to share for some nails I have done. :)