Monday, November 29, 2010

'Tis The Season

'Tis the season to light up some holiday candles from Bath and Body Works.

I'm obsessed with candles I don't know why, but there's just something about them that makes me really happy. I know guys I'm really shallow.

So I went to the mall yesterday planning to purchase some bras(double push-ups!) and underwears from La Senza. I did spent $120 something at La Senza, but whilst walking around the mall, I saw Bath and Body Works having a 2 for $25 for their 3 wick candles(Hooray!!), so duh...I went in their store and spent more money- bought 4 candles.

so, here are some photos of my little haul from Bath and Body Works. Hope you enjoy.

I bought:

- Homemade Cookies
- Mint Chocolate
- 'Tis The Season
- Leaves

Homemade Cookies- This has a really really SWEET smell. Smells like Vanilla sugar cookies. If I can eat this candle, I would totally do it.

'Tis The Season- It has a hint of sweet apple and cinnamon smell. I would describe this a toned down Leaves. It has that spicy scent, but not too empowering.
Leaves- I don't eat leaves, but this smells amazing. I know there's so many raves about this specific candle and they are all right. It has a hint of Cinnamon smell and really spicy. Best for your kitchen.

Mint Chocolate- smells literally like what it's called. MINT CHOCOLATE Goodness.
and just for fun..

guess what I have?

YES! Candy Corn. Yum Yum!! I love this.
What's your favorite candle from Bath and Body Works? Share them with us. I would love to know and maybe purchase some more candles? :)

Thanks for reading


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Review: Seche Restore Thinner

Just got off work and decided to post this up before I go to bed. It was REALLY busy at work today and it sucks big time. I know people go Christmas shopping, but oh my the mall was jam packed. I thought everyone is shopping in US this weekend? Well, whatever I'm here sitting down in front of my laptop and drinking my green tea.

ok enough with the chit chat and let's go on with this review shall we?

I promised a review of the Seche Restore Thinner, so here it is. I hope this helps you guys decide whether to get it or not.

What is Seche Restore Thinner:

According to them(Seche)- " Seche Restore is the only thinner that will thin a bottle of Seche Vite to its original consistency. Will not diminish shine or dull colors and only replaces ingredients which have evaporated from the bottle."

price: $9.00

I know you can get this for $6-$9 in any beauty store or drugstore, but unfortunately I got mine for $9.00 in a salon in Seattle.

I already had this and have been using it for over a month now, so guess it is just fair to give you guys a review.

If you have a thick-goopy looking polishes in your stash, this thinner is for you.

I do definitely think that this is the best thinner to use with the Seche Vite top coats/base coats(you will need this if you have the Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat because it will get thick quickly). You can also use the Seche Restore Thinner with any nail polishes you have that are thick and goopy.
However, the reason I really like this stuff is because it will bring back to life really old nail polishes that looked like they were lost forever.I tried using this with my OPI and Essie nail polishes and it worked really well. I filled up the pipette, that comes with it, and added all of its contents to the polish and then shook and rolled it for a minute - polish was still kinda dry, but already much better. I added another full pipette and repeated with the shaking and the polish was perfect. I applied it and it looks the way I remembered it.
the yucky looking Seche Vite Top Coat

I didn't even attempt taking a picture of the finish result of the Seche Vite Top Coat because you guys won't even see if it worked or not, but I SWEAR BY THIS PRODUCT. I LOVE IT.

- Inexpensive
- Works really well
- You can find it in almost every drugstore
- Works well with other thick polishes you have in your stash
- Comes with a dropper
- It will last you probably for half a year.

- I can't really think of anything bad to say about this product.

Two thumbs up for this lovely product.

That's the end of my Seche Restore Thinner review. I hope my review helped you guys.

I recommend this 100% to everyone.

I just wanted to add some pictures of products/treats I've been loving lately

so here they are:

Batiste Dry Shampoo in Tropical- For your information, I do not shower every day. I take a shower every other day, so a dry shampoo is a must for me.
Glysomed Hand Cream- My best friend during fall/winter season. I use this everyday before I go out. I even have a smaller size for this and keep it inside my purse. Everyone who live in a cold country should own this hand cream. Glysomed also makes moisturizers and body lotions. I can't live without this hand cream.
Evian Facial Spray- This is another product that I've been using over and over again. When I finish a bottle of this, I purchase one immidiately. I just can't live without my Evian. I spray this all over my face whenever my face feels dry, and after I put my make-up on.

some treats

Arizona Green Tea- YUM. I love cold sweet green tea.
Butterfinger- My favorite chocolate of all time. yum yum

What's your favorite treat? (chocolates? candies? pop?)

Thanks for reading and have a lovely week


Favorite Products Series: It's All About The Nails

Hey lovelies

How's your weekend so far? and of my American readers/followers, how's the shopping? I'm really excited to read/watch some Black Friday hauls.

Anyways, I got my camera back, so time to blog again with decent pictures.

I promised you guys that I will be doing a Favorite products Series, so here it is. I'm going to show you my favorite fall/winter nail polishes. I have been using these polishes non- stop and I just can't get enough of them. Fall/winter is the season to sport dark nails, so here are some from my nail polish collection.
from left-right: OPI Cuckoo for this Color, OPI Teasy Does It, OPI Smitten with Mitten, OPI Bogota Blackberry, OPI Extra-va-ganza, Sally Hansen Celeb City, American Apparel Berrt, Essie Little Brown Dress.
OPI Cuckoo For this Color, OPI Teasy Does It, OPI Smitten With Mitten, OPI Bogota Blackberry
OPI Bogota Blackberry, OPI Extra-va-ganza!, Sally Hansen Celeb City, American Apparel Berry, and Essie Little Brown Dress.

here is my NOTD with a glitter nail accent.- ironically I used a pink polish by OPI called Strawberry Margarita with this dollar store glitter polish.

If you guys want to purchase glitter polishes, I highly recommend looking at a dollar store first, especially the ones that are just clear with glitters in it.
I probably shouldn't be showing you this because my hands have cuts and bruises from all those paper cuts/box cuts. So, excuse the cuts guys, sorry :)OPI Strawberry Margarita and Marie Claire glitter polish.
What's on your nails right now? Share them with us, or even better tell us your favorite varnishes. :)

* if you guys want to see swatches of my favorite nail polishes, just comment below and I'll make a separate post :)

oh follow me on TWITTER please!

Have a lovely Sunday.

Kim :)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Perfumes I Want To Try

To all my American readers/'s your Thanksgiving dinner? I hope it all went well. Time to go for some serious shopping. Good luck with that and hope you guys have fun.

so,back with what this post is all about...

I have a slight obsession with perfumes, but the thing is.. I want to have a signature smell. I'm currently using Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy and I love it, but it's about to be dunzo, so I'm on a hunt for a new perfume.

Sometimes when I go shopping, I just go to the fragrance department and stay there for an hour and smell perfumes(same thing when I'm in Sephora).

I love sweet/fruity scents, but I don't really mind if it has a tinge of floral smell to it. Oh and I love perfumes that smells like you just got out of the shower(that's why I love Fresh perfumes so much!). I'm a sucker for nice packaging too.

Here are some perfumes I tried before:

- Michael Kors' Daisy(sample size)- To floral for me, wasn't in to it that much
- Chanel Madamoiselle(full size)- I love this! It is a classic perfume and can't go wrong with this.
- Escada Moon Sparkle(sample size)- Has a fruity/floral fragrance with a hint of strawberry and apple. Smells good, but you just need the tiniest amount.
- Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue(full size)- classic perfume. I think most of you tried this already. Reminds me of High School days.
- Vera Wang Princess(sample size)- smells light and young and has a musky tinge to it. I didn't really like this.

* I would recommend Chanel Madamoiselle and Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue.

so, those are the perfumes I tried and I'm ready to search for the best one in the market and make it my signature smell.

help me if you tried one of these perfumes before. If you have some recommendations, please, feel free to comment below. :)

Viktor and Rolf Eau Mega Perfume

Jo Malone in Nectarine Blossom and Honey

Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb
Britney Spears' Radiance
Tom Ford Black Orchid
Fresh Sugar Lemon
Balenciaga Perfume
Feel free to add your favorite perfume and recommend them to me.

Thanks so much for your help and have a lovely weekend!


Thursday, November 25, 2010


To all my American readers HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU ALL!

and to those non- Americans...let's celebrate Thanksgiving my spending some money shall we? There are a lot of great deals out there and for those who are going to visit the USA..I ENVY YOU!!!! I want to go there so BAD!

are you heading to US this weekend?

so..that's it for today. I have to get ready :)

Happy Thanksgiving again and eat a lot of turkey.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wednesday Radnom Ramble #2: Casual

It's Wednesday once again, so it's time for some Wednesday Random Ramble!!!!

it's 11:00am- and..I'm sitting with my hot green tea while blogging. Weather is cold(freezing cold) Apparently, it will snow tonight AGAIN. :( I know it is -40 in Calgary according to my lovely friend Kimber-Doll(come here girl! Visit Vancouver :)). I think I'm pretty thankful that I live in Vancouver because I don't know what will happen to me if I live in Alberta. HAHA.

so enough with the blah blah and I shall share with you some of my celebrity inspirations

I'm the type of girl who gets lazy to dress up sometimes, so you will always see me with a plain tee, jeans/leggings/jeggins, boots and a cozy sweater.

Honestly, from time to time I browse the web to get some inspirations from my favorite celebrities. I usually look at Lauren Conrad, Rachel Bilson, and Vanessa Hudgens' outfits some casual inspirations, and Blake Lively for a giryl girl style. Oh, and Audrina Patridge for a rocker outfit :)

here are some "inspirational" pictures :)

Vanessa Hudgens- I just love her bohemian outfits. She totally looks good with everything she wears, even if she has sweatpants on. I'm not a fan of her, but I love her style and outfits.

Rachel Bilson-I just adore her. Love everything about her. I miss OC(Orange County) days when she was still with Adam Brody. They look so cute together. She just broke up with Hayden Christensen. Anyways, I like how she dresses up because it seens like she doesn't put that much effort on it, but still looks put together.

Lauren Conrad- this "Laguna Beach" and "The Hills" star is my favorite. She seems to be the type of person who grew up in a good family. She is really successful with three books and a fashion line. I just love everything about Lauren Conrad.

Blake Lively- I know she dresses up differently on Gossip Girl, but I like how she look in this picture(below). I love the casual Blake Lively, but I still do like her outfits on Gossip Girl.

and..if I'm feeling "rocker-ish", which I sometimes do. I look at Audrina Patridge's outfits. Oh and her body is to die for. :D

Who are your celebrity inspiration outfit wise? Share them with us.
time to get ready for school.

Thanks for reading.

have a lovely Wednesday :)


Monday, November 22, 2010

Random Ramble

Sorry for the lack of interesting posts, but I don't have my camera at the moment, so I can't take pictures. Time to ramble once again, and talk about random things that happened this week.

My younger sister has a Sony Cybershot and it sucks. Who has a Sony Cybershot? is it just me, or does it really suck? I tried taking pictures of some lip and face combinations and it's so blurry :( No hope for that sucky Cybershot camera. I need my Panasonic Lumix! (wow! I used the word suck three times! sorry)

Anyways, I'm here sitting in front of my laptop watching the weather channel and complaining how cold it is outside. How COLD is it in your city/country? I really want to know. It is -6 degrees here in Vancouver and it will be -12 later tonight. one word: YIKES! I know I will be sleeping by the time it gets to -12, but's only November and it's -12?? Sometimes, I wish I live in a humid/warm country like FLORIDA.

Everytime I watch Lorraine's- thecurrentboobies"(which I'am obsessed with) I envy her because she lives in a humid/warm place. Who watches her daily vlogs? isn't it addicting? if you don't watch her, you are missing out a lot! she's has a great sense of humor and I LOVE HER. Be careful because you will get hooked with all her jewelries(and Starbucks)! I just ordered the Lisa Taubes chain necklaces in gold and silver. I'm still waiting for it to arrive.

I'm going out now, to get my Caramel Brulee Latte from Starbucks with extra sprinkles PLEASE! What is your favorite Starbucks drink?

have a lovely cold week :)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Obsession: J Brand Houlihan Skinny Cargo Pants

I have been drooling over these J Brand Houlihan Skinny Cargo Pants for the past three months. They can be seen here and here- they come in different shades(black, vintage olive, navy, taupe, white, charcoal gray, etc). I prefer this shade(photo below) dark gray.
Isn't it pretty?

If you are familiar with J Brand jeans, they feel like second skin and I'm not exaggerating at all. I love the way it fits and I love how smooth the material is.

I tried these jeans on and they look AMAZING! You know how they say that jeans with a lot of pockets will make your legs look big!? this one doesn't, in fact it makes my legs look skinnier. I think this is because of the fake pocket at the back and all the pockets are on the side.

I was hesitant to try this at first, but I did and fell in love with it. I think you will too!

So, you ask why I can't I just purchase it? I will answer that question...because it is $289.00 here in Canada, but it is only $231.00 in the U.S and online. I'm still debating whether or not I should get these pretty cargo pants or not. What do you think? comment below :)

I was Googling and surfing the web about these jeans and a lot of celebrities are sporting them such as...

Vanessa Hudgens(this is the shade I want!!!)

Sarah Jessica Parker
Jessica Alba
Kate Bosworth
Amanda Seyfried

I need your help! What do you think? Is it worth $250-$300?

What is your favorite brand for jeans?

Thanks for reading :)


TAG: All I Want for Christmas ARE...

Since it is snowing outside and I'm really scared to drive..I'm here to do some blogging. I already posted the winner of my 500 contest and Charming Vanity won. Please email me your information ASAP. I will say this again that if you didn't win please please please do not feel bad because I will have another contest when I reach 800 followers, and cross fingers I hope that happens early next year.


Again, I do not have my camera with me, so I apologize for a no photo post today and maybe tomorrow. I will be getting my camera back next week. I will be doing a review of the Seche Restore by Monday, and a face product review maybe by Wednesday. Sorry for the boring posts lately, I just need to be inspired again.

oh and I will do my Favorite Product Series next week. I'm really excited for that!

Please, I need more suggestions. What do you want to see in this blog?
- product reviews
- outfit of the day
- nail of the day
- face of the day
- tutorials(face/hair)
- suggest anything please. :)


So, I'm blabbing again..sorry.

I'm going to be doing a tag that has been going around the beauty community.

I will share with you what I want for Christmas(not a lot! I'm a good girl :)) and I TAG EVERYONE.

My Christmas Wishlist:

- Prada Gaufre Nappa Leather
- Jo Malone perfume in Nectarine Blossom and Honey
- Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb
- Sydney Evan "love" ring
- new BRAS :D
- J Brand Cargo skinny jeans

That's that!

not a lot. NO MAKEUP!!!! :D maybe I can add a little beauty products next time.

what do you want for Christmas? what's on top of your wishlist? Share them with us.

Thanks for reading and have a lovely weekend.

xoxo, Kim

...and the WINNER is..

so SORRY FOR THE DELAY. It's just that there were so many things to do.

I won't blab or ramble anymore and get straight to my point

the winner of my 500 contest is...

drum roll please...

Charming Vanity-

You guys should follow her. She does amazing reviews and hauls of all kinds. She deserves more followers. :) So congartulations hun! you won!!! I need you to email me at Send me your full name, address, postal code if you have any.

For those who didn't win my contest, please don't feel bad I will be doing a contest when I reach 800 followers. Cross fingers, hopefully by January. I promise you the prizes will ne bigger than this. If I only have that much money I will send everyone something, but unfortunately I don't :(

Thank you for all those who joined my contest, it means the world to me. Join next time and there are a lot of beauty bloggers who are having a contest right now, so join and you kight win!

Thanks again!

have a great weekend.

It is snowing here. Yeap! first day of snow...It's bittersweet for me. :)


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wednesday Random Ramble

From now on I will be making Wednesday Random Ramble- where I will just say anything and post random photos. I think this would be a great oppurtunity for you guys to know me better, and of course, I want to know more about you as well. So, just comment below and say whatever you want to say, or even better, ask me anything and I will answer them ASAP.

1:08pm- I'm here outside the place I work at waiting for 3:00pm to come because I need to go to my other job at the mall till 9:30pm. I know, the malls here close so early. Basically they close 7pm on Mondays and Tuesdays, 9:00pm on Wednesdays- Fridays and 7:oopm on Saturdays and on Sundays they close at 6:00pm. Are malls in UK, Europe or Asia like that too? Like I know malls in the U.S. are likt that, but I'm not quite sure about the others, so let me know.

soo....what to talk about?

oh, I saw this post from Kimber Doll- -FOLLOW her! she's makes awesome blog post and I really like her style. So please follow her.

anyways, the post I was talking about that she posted earlier or maybe that was yesterday was the "Winter Blues" post. Where she posted how cold it is here in Canada and what she wears to make her warm, so I guess I'll kind of cpy her..ish? not really, but I will show you guys what makes me happy during the winter season.

Some people gets depress during this time, and this is because of the lonely dark days.

For me, winter is Christmas, or should I say snow is Christmas because it just reminds me of how little kids play with snow, build snowman, and Santa too!No, I don't believe in Santa Clause, but I used to when I was a kid. Did you guys believe in Santa before?

it is already 1:30pm and I's still here talking about useless stuffs, but change is good. I don't want my blog to be all make-up and blahdiblahdiblah. So, change is sometimes good, Right?

Anyways.. if you follow me on twitter(which I think you should- you know that my phone broke. My phone is a Blackberry Curve 8520 and it SUCKS big time! It shuts down automatically and it turns on by itself AANDDD it needs to be charges 24/7(yes, I bring my charger wherever I go!). My phone is getting fixed by now, hopefully by this man, and fingers crossed I hope they can fix it. The battery wasn't the problem. the problem was that the device software was corrupted or something like that! I don;t know anything about these gadgets..grr! it makes me mad how I need to spend 60 bucks to get my phone fixed. NOT GOOD, not good at all!

enough with the rant about my Blackberry phone(I think an IPhone 4 is a must right now. What do you think? yes?? maybe?? or stick to my crappy Blackberry?) Oh if you guys want to BBM me(Blackberry Messenger) I'll give you my pin. So comment below and we could chat and be friends. :)

So what are the things that makes me happy during the winter season:

Whistler- I go here twice a year with some friends to go snowboarding. This is the best place on earth during winter time. Have you guys been here? If not, you are missing out.
Starbucks Latte! This is heaven: Toffee Mocha and Caramel Brulee- I think I'm buying one before work. So I will be awake till 9:30, since I woke up at freaking 7:00am earlier. What is you favorite Starbucks drink?

The holiday cups- makes me smile.

I just saw this picture and I should probably try putting a candy cane in my latte..what do you think? I should and I shall tell you guys how it taste like.

Winter clothes- I Love layering clothes and wearing boots!

I won't wear these furry coats, but I wish I can pull those off and look decent. HAHA. I really like seeing people who can pull off this trend. I envy you. and last, but not the least- White skies and flurries on the ground- I love seeing snow fall form the sky, but I hate when they turn into slush! I just hate it. I always slip and hurt my lower back. I'm actually really really scared to drive on snow. I mean is there a tachnique on how to drive on snow? I know you need to drive extra slow, but is there anything else I can put in mind before I drive?
it is 1:50pm already! Should I write and ramble more? or should I get ready for work?
I think..I'll ramble more..
so..let me think what else can I say..
Oh, Im really excited for December because I will be with my family and I will see my lilttle 4 year old sister(I miss her so much. I havn't seen her for 6 months now).This is the only thing that's bothering me and it actually makes me cry. I just miss her a lot and sometimes when I think about her I just wish she was here with me. You know the feeling when you are having a bad day and nothing can make you happy, but when you see a little child smile at you, it just makes everything okay again? That's how I feel, and...I just need her right now.

ok..I should probably stop making myself sad and just think about good things.
1:55pm: It's sunny oustide. I will go and change now. have a good week guys! :)
Thank you for reading.