Monday, November 28, 2011

Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask

Hey Guys!
I recently found out about Innisfree clay masks. Innisfree is a Korean makeup and skincare brand. Their products are GMO, mineral oil, chemical, alcohol, triclosan, benzophenone and paraben free! Yay for natural skincare!!!
The brand is endorsed by none other than Yoona from Girls' Generation.

So I was going to purchase this from Gmarket, until I realized that Innisfree does not ship internationally. So I purchase the mask from this seller on Ebay. I purchased it two weeks ago, it was $14.45 with free shipping from Korea. It arrived on Saturday.
The seller even sent me two samples from Etude House. The one of the right is the Age Repair BB Cream, and on the right the Age Repair Peeling Mask.

The packaging is made out of 100% recycled material, and printed with soy ink which is better for the environment.
That is what the mask looks like.

It can be used 3 ways, your entire face, as a spot treatment on acne, and to remove blackheads (instead of pore strips that can hurt your skin). The mask promises to work better for people with oily skin and acne prone skin. The instructions say that after you wash your face and apply toner you apply this mask avoiding the eye and mouth area, leave it there and after 10~15 minutes wash it off with lukewarm water and follow with your moisturizer. It says that you should only use it 1 or 2 times per week. It claims that it penetrates deep into your pores and works as a vacuum suctioning all impurities from the skin.So I tried it last night (must tell you I look like zombie who just came out of the shower).

Ok so, that what it looks like on. Once you apply it, around 3 minutes after it starts to harden and basically you can't move your face. When I washed it off, my skin felt very dry. Which is something that was expecting because it is suppose to get rid of everything on your face. But today in the morning my face was so soft! I noticed today that my skin look very even, even the redness of some breakouts I have was reduced.

So far I like it. Will use it again next week and if something bad happens I will let you know.


Friday, November 25, 2011

Forever21 Jewelry

Hey guys!
So everybody knows that the jewelry from Forever21 is very cheap, and it is very trendy. On my last trip to the store I went in looking for a pair of studs I saw on the website, but they didn't have them, but luckily they had something very similar.

This is all I bought

So the earrings that I was looking for were similar to this. I found this, I really like them, they are cute, the ones on the top right glow in the dark!

I liked the antique feeling this ones have.

I had been looking for something like this. I saw one necklace identical to this one on gmarket. It was cheap, but the shipping was so high it was not worth ordering it.
So I have been noticing on gmarket that the models wear chiffon shirts like the ones I use to wear to work, and they always pair them with tiny necklaces like this one, and it looks very elegant.

So that's all I got.


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Shoes to Choose

Hey guys!
I'm actually not a shoe kind of person, but lately I've been drooling for some pretty pairs. So I'll show you guys some.

Glitter Toms $54
Ok, so I usually don't like the regular Toms because I think they look like slippers, but these are cute, I saw one girl on campus wearing them and inmediately fell in love with them, and I'm torn between the gold ones and the pink ones. I have a lot of pink clothes, but I feel like they are a little harder to pull off, but the gold ones can go with any outfit, especially if I wear all black.

Sam Edelman "Quinn" $149.95 (they are on sale at Nordstrom for $99.90)
Where do I even begin... these are so lovely. They are 5" tall, with a 1" platform, but because they are wedges they are easier to walk in. I would love to wear this with skirts and dresses they would look so dainty. If I were to buy this pair (which I doubt because I'm a broke college student) I would so get them in black, because I just love black shoes.

Madden Girl "Kaliie" $39.96 (on amazon)

Oh hello there!... I think I will order this ones. These I think are so gorgeous, despite the design being so simple. They would look amazing with shorts and skinny jeans. I think I could get away with wearing them during the winter if I wear black tights with them.

Jeffrey Campbell "Lita" $169

This shoes are just too expensive for my budget. But I love the way they look. They are 5" tall with a 2" platform. I know that GoJane carries a dupe for this shoes. I actually bought it, but I will return them for 2 reasons. One of them they are damaged and I have not worn them even once, the other being, I cannot pull them off.

Steve Madden "Cirkus" $99
They are similar to the JC Litas, but these don't go all the say up to your ankles. So I think it makes it easier to wear with skinny jeans. It's a 5" heel and 1.5" platform.

So those are the pairs that I've had my eye on.
Let me know what you think.


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Forget me Nots

Hey guys
I realized a couple of days ago that I have not been posting nail polish swatches. I went through this phase where I was obsessed with it. I slep, ate, and lived for nail polish back then. But it has calmed down a lot!
So today's swatch is one of my newest ones, I bought this during the summer, and I've only worn it twice.

Essie Forget me Nots

Like all essie polishes the quality is great, but not the best. It is a cream, so there is no shimmer, nor glitter nor iridescent sparkle. It is a little sheet, so you have to apply two coats.

I don't think I would not recommended this one unless you like very bright shades, almost neon-like.


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Outfit of the Day

Hey guys!
Today I am going to show you what I wore today. I went to a birthday party from a distant relative. Here is what I wore, Pink Blazer is from Forever21, the white polka dot shirt is from Old Navy, black jeans are from Target, as well as the ankle Boots. I'm wearing a watch also from Target.

Even though it is fall, and darker colors is the rule I felt like the blazer just brings a little more light to the outfit.As for my makeup is the same as everyday. On my eyes I'm wearing the wet and wild walking on eggshells palette, eyeliner is maybelline line stiletto, mascars is the flirt it curl, lips rimmel airy fairy+ mac english accents lipglass. blush is elf pink passion.

Xo Monica

Monday, November 7, 2011

Maybelline Baby Lips

Hey guys!

So, Maybelline Baby Lips is a sort of new product from Maybelline. I mean sort of new because the lip balms have been available in Asia for a while.

I only have one "pink punch" out of 6 available shades.

I currently have a good 8 lip balms go to through so I didn't see the need for more, and I was just too curious to try out at least one of them. So here is a photo of my bare lips.

So pink punch is a bright pink, and it's perfect for a hint of color. here is after applying the product.

I honestly love the color, is bright, but because it is sheer it looks flattering. The spf 20 is a plus. Not many lipbalms have high spf, many people do not find it important, but for me that my lips burn when I'm out and about it is very important.

It's cheap, around $3dlls, and there is a lot of product in the tube.
I do like them and recommend them for anyone who doesn't like lipstick, this wont your your lips feeling flaky and dry after it wears off.



Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I'm Featured

Hi guys!
I just foundout that I'm on the front page of Bloggers as one of the Editor's Pick of the day
I'm so excited, it's a huge honor.

Thank you all ♥



Tuesday, November 1, 2011

YesAsia Haul

Hey guys!
Today's entry is a completely different topic. I recently placed an order on, the sister site of yesstyle, they basically sell entertainment from Asia. They have a ton of music, movies, dramas, and collectibles, even some jewelry. So I will tell you that I first discovered K-pop in 2009 a little before BoA debuted here in the states, but this year I have really been into K-pop.

Anyway, I ordered 2 albums... because I'm such a fangirl

Sorry for looking a little tired, I had just arrived from work.

So my albums arrived in this... no box, just a piece of cardboard wrap in a ton of bubble wrap.

Both albums I purchased are from the boy band SHINee. The one on the left is their 2nd album repackage which is called "Hello" and on the right their first album repackage "Amigo". Second picture is the back of the album

To be honest I was a surprised that both albums are just cardboard, there is no vinyl case like all the American albums, and the sizes are different too. Especially the packaging of "Hello" is just paper!, and only has a little sponge to hold the CD. But my respects for the booklet! Ever since the "saving trees" thing here in America became an issue. I've seen that albums would rarely have booklet that is over 8 pages, and forget about pictures, you would only get maybe 3 and that's including cover. But both albums are packed with pictures, the booklets are just beautiful.
here are some pics of "Amigo".These are some pictures from "Hello"So, honestly that's only half of the pictures on each of the albums. It's crazy because those are some of the individual pictures, there a more as a group and of course more individual. They include the lyrics (but they are on Korean which I cannot read) and as well as a "thank you section" for each member.

So reviewing the service. The site has free shipping on orders above $39 us. The standard shipping method offers no tracking no. and arrives between 4-10 working days. my package arrived on 6. It ships from Hong Kong. Prices are very reasonable compared to other sites. They basically cost the same as if you were buying an album from an American artist at any record shop. I plan on ordering more albums form there, I was very satisfied with the service.

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