Thursday, September 30, 2010

Haul: Tiny Teeny MAC Venomous Villain Purchases

I did not like this collection.

So you ask why do I have a haul? well, I bought two items from this collection not because of the packaging, but because they are pretty and I know I will use them a lot. I will immediately depot it! like NOW!

So here's the thing..

I woke up early this morning, as in 9:00 am and went to a near by mall to purchase some new products from MAC. Yes! you guys all know that the MAC Venomous Villain officially launched today- September 30(Thursday). I wasn't able to go the the event earlier(a week ago) because I went to a friend's birthday party.


I went to my MAC store and saw posters of the Disney Villains- Cruella De Vil and Malicent posted on the door. Honestly, I wasn't looking forward to this. The new products were neatly placed in front of the counter, so customers can see them at once(and it can also attract people passing by).

I know there are a lot of people who find the packaging childish and just blah(like me) and I also, know a lot who find it pretty and cute.

I find that the boxes- as in the sketch of the characters outside are prettier than what is inside. I just had a few products on mind and they were- Strange Potion lipglass, Darkly My dear blush, Innocence Beware! lipstick(yes! that exclamation point is included! grrr), Mean and Green nail polish, Fermidable nail polish, and Bite of an Apple Blush.

I know, I know that's a lot, but trust me it isn't because I didn't like majority of those items I listed down and ended up with only 2 items. I technically bought 3 items, but I returned 1 of the 3 right away.

Can I hear a "good job Kim!!" :)

so without further ado, here they are..

MAC Strange Potion lipglass- I just know this lipglass will be a big seller along with Innocence Beware! lipstick.I didn't purchase the lipstick because It is very similar to Hue and Creme D' Nude. Strange Potion lipglass is very similar to Pink Flamingo and Pink Lemonade from their permanent collection. I have both, but I just had to have this one too. Strange potion has more orange tones to it compared to Pink lemonade and Pink Flamingo. It has micro shimmers, but it is very creamy and pigmented.
Darkly My Dear Blush- a muted dirty mauvey-pink. This shade reminds me of Penny lane, but more mauve than pink. This shade will look nice on any skin tones. The blush is pigmented enough, so a light hand is needed when you applying this blush
This is the outside box I'm talking about. I wish they put this design on the pot instead of the character's faces.
Formidable! nail polish- So this is the item I returned. I know this is sold out online, but the shade is not for me. The bottle is stunning because of the multi-dimensional pearl(purple, red, blue, pink) and it is shimmery too. I bought this because the bottle looks gorgeous, but when i got home and swatch this nail varnish on my nails it's FLAT, as in you can't see the holographic effects of it. This is a big disappointment. I actually even went outside(under the sun) to see if it will look nicer with natural light, but unfortunately it wasn't and still look flat!

I returned it immediately after I swatched it!

Maybe you will like this polish, so tell me if you did maybe a little persuasion might work for me and I might just repurchase this again! :)
It looks nice in this photo, but in person it's not! :(

So did you guys purchase anything from the new MA collection that everyone was waiting for? Were you excited for it, or not? share your thoughts and opinions to us :)

Have a lovely day guys :)


Collective Haul: Shoes and Jeweleries

Hey ladies and gents!

Hows your Thursday so far?

Im here to share with you a collective haul. Take note that I didn't purchase these items all in one day. I bought the boots last week and bought the jewelries couple weeks ago. I'm trying to cut down my makeup expenses because I have a lot of makeup. I'm not sure if I want to do a blog sale soon to get rid of products that I barely used. Let me know if you guys are interested with blog sales. I've never done that before. So comment below if that's a good idea or not.

I know there will be a lot of blogs about the new MAC Venomous Villain collection, but I want to show you guys what I purchased for the month of September first(last two weeks) which means that- yes! I purchases Venomous Villain and I will be blogging about what I got later. So watch out for that. Enough with the MAC and lets go on with what this post is all about- ACCESSORIES!
Ill start off with the shoes- low cut boots that is!

Love, love these kinds of boots. If you read my previous In and Out post, you will know that Im obsessed with low boots.

I bought this at Aldo and cost CAD $75. I know it is cheaper in the US probably 10 dollars cheaper of even 20.

I paired these babies with skinnies, jeggings and black leggings. I want a black low cut boots next!
and.. for the jeweleries...

I got these 2 necklaces from a vintage store here in Vancouver.

got them for only $10 each! Lovely necklace, lovely price :)

and the second one..
I love long simple accessories and I also like short necklaces with a simple pendant.

What are your favorite accessories? watches? bracelets? necklaces? earrings?

Happy Thursday to all! :)


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

In and Out 7 (September)

Hey everyone

Sorry Ive been a very bad blogger.

Ive been very busy with school and work. Im here to update this blog and give you my In and Out for the month of September.

I know its cliche to say that September went by so fast, but it really did. On the bright side, I love October because a) it's my birthday (October 22) turning 22. and b) Its Halloween. Aren't you guys excited to dress up and NOT be you for a day.

Anyways..this will be a quick post.


Sunny Vancouver- I know it's fall, but hello Mr Sun.

Deep Green Nail Polish- Im loving HUNTER by American Apparel. It's opaque in one coat. I recommend you guys to try this shade. I will dedicate a post for this specific nail polish probably tomorrow or on Friday. I love it so much! Have you tried American Apparel polishes?

Gold Jewelleries/accessories- I've been wearing faux gold bracelets, watch, necklaces and rings . I just love how it makes a statement. I can definitely wear a plain as in V-neck top with no graphics at all with these gold accessories. I love silver accessories too, but I prefer gold because it's more out there.

Low cut boots- I love low cut boots because they make me feel taller. Im only 5"3 and high cut boots will make my legs and body shorter. I envy tall girls whi can wear knee high boots! Im not saying that short girls can't wear them, but I just don'tfind it flattering on me.

Jeggings- Okay, okay! I get it why girls love to wear jeggings. They are super comfortable and goes with every everything. I pair my jeggings with a loose top, I bet there are tons of retail stores that sells jeggings. You just have to find the perfect one for you. I currently own two jeggings- Citizens of Humanity and Forever 21.

Cargo Pants- I think every girl should own at least 1 cargo pants. I own the J brand cargo pants and it's super flattering on my body. It makes my legs look skinnier and longer. I was actually hesitant to get them at first because they have many pockets, but Im really happy that I bought one. I have a gray one and Im thinking if I should get the army green as well. You can pair them with combat boots, gladiators, low/high cut boots, and flats.

Comfortable boyfriend fit hoodie- I can't live without these hoodies. I have the American Apparel look alike hoodies(the hoodies with the white strings). Everyone and I MEAN EVERYONE should own these. If I'm lazy to dress up(often) I just put on a plain shirt and wear a hoodie.

Make-up on a budget- No new make-up purchase for three weeks now. Im proud! I think Im going to purchase couple tomorrow from the MAC Venemous Villain collection. Im not a fan of this collection(the packaging is gross), but I want to check them out and will be purchasing a couple or maybe three? My budget will be around less than a 100 bucks. Save Kim, save!


I do not have many "OUTs" for this month, so bare with me. :)

Long Nails- Hate dark polishes with long nails. period!

Paler Skin- grrrr. I miss my tan. :( I need my tan back. I do not go tanning, but I think I need to go soon. Don't worry, Im not going to lay down on a tanning bed. I just go for spray tans.

No time for blogging- Sorry guys for the lack of post. I promise to post more soon.

less YT videos- I need more YT makeup videos from gurus. They do not upload videos that often anymore. I need some entertainment.

Soooo....those are my In and Out.

What will you look forward to next month?

Friday, September 24, 2010's a Saturday...

and it's raining like a mother(excuse the language, but it's a little too depressing) here in Vancouver

Im about to leave the house- shopping with my best friend. Both our boyfriends are working until the afternoon. So, there's nothing better to do on a Friday morning than to be with your girlfriend.
but..wait before I leave this house of mine..

I need to do another OOTD and NOTD :)

I opted for a more casual look- slouchy casual outfit but still perfect for fall..ish? well not the shoes, but hey! a girl can wear heels during rainy days.


So the NOTD

OPI Lucerne-tainely look Marvelous (Blackened burgundy violet)- LOVE this shade! A must have for fall.
Sally Hansen Gunmetal on my ring finger
And the OOTD
What I Wore:

Tank- Forever 21
Denim Longsleeves- Banana Republic
Black Jeggings- J Brand Jeans

Key Necklace- from a random vintage store
Rosary Necklace- Aldo Accessories
Watch- Michael Kors
Bracelet- Disney Couture

Shoes- Steve Madden
Bag- Balenciaga Giant City Bag

Happy weekend :)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Face Combos of the Week + OOTD

so after 4 days of not blogging..

I think I owe you guys a post.

So here it is a face combo of the week post.

I will share with you what products I used and a lil OOTD. :)

Anyways..I recently got two YSL eye product. I finally got my hands on the ever famous mascara(Faux Cils) and brightening concealer (Touche Eclat).

here's the story..

Now, I went to The Bay(This is a department store in Canada) and when I was in the cosmetics floor, there were about 5 YSL sales associates ready to run in to me. I just hate it! I hate how two SA came rushing to me trying to get my attention. So, I have no choice and I feel bad if I ignore them. So, They were trying to sell YSL Touche Eclat in No. 8. I can't remember anyone on YT and on Blogs talking about Touche Eclat in no. 8. So, I asked the SA if I can try it on and she applied it on me. She said that the YSL Touche Eclat in no. 8 is the newest shade and it is limited edition too. This shade is best for ASIAN PEOPLE with yellow undertones.

So, if you have yellow undertones and wants the famous Touche Eclat by YSL. Go to a nearby YSL counter and ask if they have no. 8. I'm not sure, but I heard from a SA that this shade is exclusive ONLY IN VANCOUVER CANADA. Yes! because there are many Asians here in Vancouver. Don't take my word for it tho. Try asking a YSL SA.

So I purchased Touche Eclat and the wonderful, ever so generous YSL sales associate gave me $10 off the Touche Eclat so from $50 to $40 and...HOLD ON..she also gave me a free gift -Faux Cils FULL SIZE mascara! Thank god I went with her. :)

So, yay for having a new concealer and mascara.!!

Enough with the chit and chat and on with what really matters.

For the past couple of weeks, I kept my make-up on the down low. I haven't been applying any eyeshadow on my lids and no lipgloss as well. SHOCKING isn't it. I just hate the feeling of hair sticking on my lipgloss.

For the EYES:

YSL- Faux Cils Mascara
YSL- Touche Eclat Brightening Concealer
MAC- Superslick Liner in On The Hunt
MAC- Graphblack Technakohl

* I forgot to include MAC Shroom eyeshadow and Bare Study Paintpot*and for the FACE:

MAC- Face and Body foundation in C3
Revlon- Colorstay foundation in Sand beige
NARS- Casino BronzerMAC- Stereo Rose MSF on top of Madly
NARS- Madly Blush

* These two blushes are meant to be together. LOVE this cheek combo. I recommend you to try Stereo Rose with Madly! *

My face is totally shinning. I used MAC Shroom eyeshdow. I Think I used too much. YIKES.

and lastly..the LIPS:

MAC- Lady Bug lipstick
and on school days I just apply MAC Myth to mute out the redness of Lady Bug.Here's Lady Bug aloneAnd with Myth- now it's more pink and wearable.the outfit.

This is the first time I showed my outfit on this blog. So, do forgive me if the photos are not that nice.
What I wore:

Key Necklace- from a random vintage store in Steveston Village. So if you live in Vancouver go to Steveston Village. They have lots of key necklace. Good quality and it is only $25 :)
Blazer- Wilfred from Aritzia
Grey Tank- H&M
Leggings- Forever 21
Gold Watch- Michael Kors

*I just wore a boring plain flats*

Please don't forget to enter my 500 followers contest. here is the link

I will be adding more prizes for this contest as time goes by. So PLEASE enter my giveaway. :)

Happy Thursday

xoxo, Kim

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Contest(International)- 500 Followers

I reached 500 followers!

Now, I don't know what to say or do, but to say THANK YOU for supporting me on this blog.

So guess what!?....

In return..I'm doing a contest and this is open for everyone(International)

I wouldn't be here if it weren't for you guys. THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! 100x Thank you to everyone.

This is a simple contest-nothing big.

So if you entered my contest entries before, you will know what to do.

Here are the steps:
1. You must be a follower! I will check!
2. You can comment as many times as you can. PLEASE DO NOT ANSWER THE QUESTIONS ON your COMMENT. ANSWER THEM ON YOUR BLOG. :)
3. You need to answer 2 questions on your blog and title it as Kim' 500 Followers Contest. Include the link of this post.
4. Post at least one photo from this post on your side bar and title it as Kim's MissKC027 500
5. OPTIONAL: Tweet about this contest. and link my blog on your tweet. Oh yea. Add me
6. Winners will be chosen randomly
7. This contest will end a month from now, so OCTOBER 20,2010.

1. What is your favorite brand of make-up and why?
2. So, because it is fall and it's all about the lips- What are your top 5 favorite lipstick(any brand)- NOTE: I need some recommendations :)

Now with the exciting part...



-4 MAC LIPSTICKS: On Hold, Lady Bug, Cockney, and Lustering (I know I blogged about these lippies before, but I was prepared for this contest and bought two of each to give away for you guys. :)) If you want a lip swatch for these click this link- and this link-

- 2 MAC Lipglass- MAC Viva Glam Gaga and Cyndi- For lip swatches :


- 1 MAC Lipglass/ Eyeshadow/ Lipstick- you choose.
L-R: On Hold, Lady Bug, Lustering, and Cockney
Top: MAC Lady Bug and Lustering
Bottom: MAC On Hold and Cockney
Once again, THANK YOU and enjoy! :)

xo, KIM