Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick 31

Hello friends~

I'm in a bit of a counterproductive phase where I am using the same makeup everyday but I'm still continually purchasing new items.   I'm in the state of trying to use up old makeup that I have while doing a whole lot of retail therapy.  As a result, I have accumulated a rather ridiculous amount of unopened and/or unused makeup.  I try not to use the new goodies until I have had a chance to photograph products in their pristine condition.  But what good is makeup if you can't use it, right?

Today, I bring to you MUFE Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick in shade 31 ($19.00 USD).  This lipstick is definitely up my alley--it's long lasting, pigmented, and a wearable dusty pink color.

Multiple swipes//One swipe

This is definitely not an unusual color, but the formula really can't be beat.  The formula is neither drying nor moisturizing, but is relatively long lasting and has fabulous color pay off.

What do you guys think?  Have you tried MUFE lipsticks?  If so, what colors/formula are your favorite? 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Behind the Chair: Black to Red Ombre

Hey everyone!

I'm so excited to share this with you guys!  I know ombre has been out and about for such a long time now but last week I had the opportunity to do a black to red ombre hair color service and I freaking LOVE how it turned out!  Now, I'm one of those people who tend to be pretty hard on myself so for me to say I love my own work is a rarity.  But check it out!

I'm in love love love!  Totally wish I had long hair so I could color my own hair like this too.

By the way, I don't know if any of you folks live in the San Francisco bay area, but the salon I work at is located in the East bay.  If you're interested in coming by to say hello or get your hair done, shoot me an email!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Messy French Roll

I'm trying to document some more of the hairstyles (and makeup looks) I do in an effort to expand my portfolio.  I haven't been doing so since the beginning of my career either A) because I'm a perfectionist and I'm rarely satisfied with my work or B) because I'm too tied down with cranking out hair and makeup that I don't have time to snap a picture or C) because I depended on a professional photographer to capture pictures and that doesn't quite happen.  I'm currently trying to expand my clientele in the salon as well as for freelance work so I'm putting up whatever pictures I can (for now) until I build up on lots of professional pictures.

In any case, I did a slightly messy and soft french roll for at a fashion event.  She has shoulder length hair, but wanted it up and out of the way in a soft, yet sophisticated style.

I personally love this style.  Her natural hair texture is wavy which makes rolling the hair much easier than my straight, wiry, Asian hair.

What do you guys think?

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Hey friends~

I hope everybody had a safe and fun Halloween!  I didn't have any plans to dress up this year but I didn't want to pass out candy without having some sort of costume so I applied some dark-ish makeup over my existing day makeup.  It literally took 10 minutes since I was rushing to catch the trick-or-treaters during peak hour.  Teasing my hair took another 3 minutes.

-Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation in Buff 40
-Ben Nye Neutral Set Powder
-TheBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer

-Sugarpill eyeshadows in Poison Plum, Love+, and Bulletproof

-Inglot AMC Lip Pencil in 89, MUFE Rouge Intense lipstick 43

I had a zombie princess trick-or-treater ask me what I was dressed up as.  I told her I hadn't decided yet, which was true.  I suppose I was some sort of vampiric gypsy witch.  Works for me!

How about you guys?  What did y'all do for Halloween?  What did everyone dress up as?  If you blogged about it, link me so I can see!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Eye Candy

Hey everyone~

In the past few months I have been accumulating quite a bit of makeup.  As a blogger of course, I try to take pictures of new products before actually using them so that I have a clean product to show you guys.  Unfortunately, the makeup is piling up and the blog posts most definitely have not been being written.  I thought I'd try to shame myself by gathering all the BRAND NEW IN BOX (unopened and sealed) products I had purchased in the last few months and take pictures in hopes that I will remind myself how much stuff I have.  Here are the results:

Terrifying yet glorious at the same time, right?  The plan completely backfired.  I got more excited about the new goodies I had to play with and only feel ever so slightly ashamed.  Problematic.

In case you guys were wondering, some of the products are for my kit, some are products that I need, some I'm not sure if I want to keep, but all of it was acquired to satisfy my sick lust for makeup.

And let's not even go through the brand new, unboxed makeup I have lying around.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Hair, hair, everywhere!

Aloha ladies and germs~

I'm not particularly proud of my inconsistent blogging right now.  I have so much stuff to share with you guys but I'm pretty busy.  It's hard to admit but blogging consistently is pretty difficult to do when I have such a small audience.  I wonder sometimes how many people this little blog actually reaches.  There's a little voice inside me that's kicking my butt to continue taking pictures and writing posts so I just have to keep on trucking.

In any case, I want to share with you some of the things I've been doing.  I've done a few shows in the past month but it's a process waiting for pictures to come in.  I've been doing a bit of hairstyling though and I have some pictures from the days I actually remember to bring my camera AND take pictures.

I cut and blew out a friend's hair at the salon last week.  I ran after her with my camera as she left the salon because I forgot to take a picture while she was actually sitting in my chair.  That's the wind beating up the curls and blowing them off to the side, so no, my haircut symmetry was not off.

I also partnered up with Laly Designs and MUA Kristine Rose to do hairstyling during their Fashion Friday nights.  It's a weekly event where people come to The Station in San Francisco for free wine, free makeup and hairstyling, and to shop for clothes.  If you're in the bay area, feel free to swing by Fridays at 6pm!

Here are some of the styles I did.  Seems like most women just want to keep it simple.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post.  Let me know if you'd like to see more hairstyling posts!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Hey ladies and gents~

I did makeup and hair for a bride back in July.  I just got the pictures in last week and I'm a little bummed that I didn't get some closeups of the makeup and hair but I wanted to show you what I did have.  Enjoy!