Thursday, September 15, 2011

I've Moved!

Hey beauty bloggers. I finally got my own domain. It's not complete yet but it's almost there!

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See you there! xo

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Rope Braid Bun Hairstyle

Here's a hairstyle that looks difficult to do but is actually quite easy! If you don't have enough hair, you can also create two rope braids instead of three like I did. It will still look good :)

Watch my How To tutorial here:


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Trendy Hairstyles for Short Hair

Trendy hairstyles that work with short hair.

Faux Asymmetrical Bob 

Braided Fringe/ Bangs

Faux Hawk (Fohawk) Girl Hairstyle

Top Knot Bun

Flip Out Updo

Learn how to do these easy hairstyles on yourself!


Saturday, September 3, 2011

How to: Princess Crown Braid Hairstyle

A simple french braid that takes the form of a cute little crown.

Watch the tutorial here:

How to: Faux Bob Hairstyle

How to fake a bob

Watch the video tutorial here:


Thursday, August 18, 2011

OOTD: Loose Fit T-shirt and Destroyed Denim + Handbag Giveaway

♥ What I'm Wearing:
Steve Madden Sandals:

Only my nails: Essie - Mesmerize 
This is my favourite Essie Polish at the moment. It's not streaky and only requires one coat! Not to mention, the rich blue is just mesmerizing.

Don't forget to enter my giveaway :)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Review & Swatches: L'Oreal La Couleur Infallible Eyeshadows

L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow

Claim: "24 Hour long lasting wear, waterproof formula. A breakthrough formula that creates a hybrid texture that lies between a creme and powder for an unprecedented velvety feel. Easy application with bold color, and enhances and heightens color for a dramatic, prismatic effect."

Overall: 4 out of 5
Packaging: 4 out of 5
Price: $9-$11 CAD
Size/Weight: 3.5 g
Would I recommend this? Yes

- Hands down the best drugstore eyeshadow to date. (Believe me, I'd tried all the drugstore e/s and this is the best in quality and performance.)
- Cheaper alternative to Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense Eyeshadows but the colors are not dupes. (Some differences are: ETK comes in a glass packaging vs plastic, ETK is creamier, KTK colors are more multi-dimensional.)
- Very pigmented.
- The claim about the colors being long lasting only holds true for the darker eyeshadows. Time Resist White, Hourglass Beige, and Forever Pink faded on me within 3 hours. All Night Blue, Burning Black, and all the other darker colors stayed put for the whole day without a primer.
- Not as much fallout as regular loose pigments.
- Beautiful array of colors to choose from but they are all one-dimensional.
- Easy to blend.
- All shadows are shimmery with a satin finish. No chunky glitters.
- Cream to powder finish creates a bolder, more intense look.
- Great makeup for on the go because all you have to do it swipe it over your lids.

- A bit expensive for a drugstore eyeshadow. $10 a pop.
- Lighter eyeshadows colors within this line don't last for 24 hours on my eyelids unless I use a primer underneath. Without a primer, it lasted for about 3 hours on my lids before the color started settling into the crease.
- The darker colors (All Night Blue, Burning Black, etc) left a stain on my lids so always use your primer as base.
- Have to use your fingers to apply this as it doesn't adhere to makeup brushes unless you wet them.
- Because you have to use your fingers, your nails have to be short, otherwise it will dig into the eyeshadow.
- Colors are one-dimensional and only a few of them stand out to me. (i.e. All Night Blue, Permanent Khaki)

I got 9 out of 11 eyeshadows. (I'm missing Eternal Black and Endless Chocolat.)

Pictures of the package:

L-R:  Time Resist White, Hourglass Beige, Forever Pink, Purple Obsession, Burning Black (which is actually a dark burgundy with magenta shimmers), Permanent Khaki, All Night Blue, Unlimited Sky, and Flashback Silver.

Unfortunately, these aren't available in the States yet but they are in Canada, Europe, and some other Asian countries. My favourite ones are Permanent Khaki and All Night Blue! Have you tried these yet? What are your thoughts?

*This post contains a product that was sent by a PR from the company. However, all opinions expressed are solely mine and were not influenced in any way.  

Friday, August 5, 2011

Back to School Hairstyles

Cute easy hairstyles to sport to school. Enjoy :)

Little pompadour and Side Braid

Flip-in Half Updo

Twisted Headband

Messy High Bun

Watch the tutorial here:


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Boho Chic Hairstyle Tutorial

Here's another cute braided summer hairstyle that has a nice bohemian feel to it.
Watch the tutorial here:


Friday, July 29, 2011

Mermaid Eye Makeup Tutorial

I really didn't know what to call this look. The colors are reminiscent of peacock feathers but I ended up calling it the Mermaid tutorial because it sounds more majestic lol IMO anyways ;)

Products used:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
BHcosmetics 120 eyeshadow Palette 1st edition (Golden shimmer, Green, Turquoise, Cobalt, Dark Navy blue)
Maybelline Line Stiletto Liquid Eyeliner
Annabelle Smoothliner in Black

Face and lips:
NYC sunny smooth skin bronzer
L'Oreal TrueMatch Blush in Innocent Flush
Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Nude Delight
Maybelline Moisture Extreme Lipstick in Nude Blush

Happy Friday!


Monday, July 18, 2011

Nicki Minaj Inspired Makeup Look

I've been meaning to do a Nicki Minaj makeup look for a while now and I finally got around to doing one. You can probably notice from her music videos that Nicki isn't afraid to wear all the colors of the rainbow. To be safe, I usually stick to my neutrals but this turned out to be nicer than I thought! Hope you enjoy the tutorial.

Products Used:

NYX jumbo pencil in Milk
NYX jumbo pencil in Strawberry Milk
BHcosmetics 120 eyeshadow palette 1st Edition
Maybelline Line Stiletto Eyeliner
Lancome Hypnose Mascara
Asian Brand Fake Lashes

Contacts: GEO nudy grey circle lens

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Pink Blush

NYC Smooth Skin Sunny Bronzer
ELF Bronzer in Luminance as a highlighter


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Half Updo Hairstyle for Proms and Weddings

This romantic half up half down, side swept hairstyle looks great on those with shorter locks. Girls with long hair could try this out too! It's perfect for proms, graduations, weddings (brides, bridesmaids,guests), birthday parties, etc.
I hope you give this look a try.

How to video tutorial:

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Review: HANA air Professional Hair Dryer

Most people could care less about the hair dryer they use. As long as it blows out hot air then that's good enough right? Wrong! I used to think that all hair dryers were the same until I tried the Velecta Paramount Hair Dryer, a professional grade hair dryer. What would normally take me 30 minutes to blow dry my long hair now takes me only 5-10 minutes depending on how damp my hair is.

Blow drying your hair with a professional hair dryer is faster because the air flow is always greater unlike the drugstore hair dryers which would only blow out hot air. When using a pro hair dryer, your hair gets less damaged and frizzy. Most pro hair dryers also have adjustable heat and air settings so you can change the settings to your preference. There is also a cool-shot button to release cool air which is great when you're using your dryer for styling. Professional hair dryers are truly awesome, the only thing stopping most people from getting one is the price tag-- most retail around $200. =O Do I think it's worth it? Yes! I believe it's a great investment.

In this post, I will be reviewing the HANA air Professional Hair Dryer from I will also compare this with my HG hair dryer, my Velecta Paramount dryer.

This hair dryer has a black glossy finish which gives it a very sleek look. Like the Velecta, it's lightweight and has three button features: one button controls heat, another controls the air flow, and the last is a cold shot button.

Here are some features taken from the website:
  • Ion Technology- condition hair & reduces static electricity
  • Tourmaline & Titanium Oxide Technology- natural ions promote healthier hair
  • Silver Nanotechnology- for antibacterial Protection
  • Scratch Resistant Shell with black metallico finish adds durability and is easy to clean
  • Long life motor with low noise
  • Gyroscopically balanced for easy handling
  • Fiberglass concentrator
  • Italian Design
Both hair dryers have the latest tourmaline technology thats releases ions to add shine to your hair. I also find that both dry my hair in under 10 minutes.

One drawback about this hair dryer is that the control buttons are place right inside the  handle. When blow drying my hair, my fingers would slip and accidentally turn it off or change the heat settings. On the Velecta, the buttons are placed on top at the back which my fingers can't access.
Control buttons on my the Velecta Hair Dryer

The plug for the Hana air.

These hair dryers retail for $200 (well $194 to be exact). They both do an outstanding job and perform 10x better than your average hair dryer. I would recommend either one but if I had to choose, I'll most likely keep my Velecta because of the control button issues. Other than that, I think both are great. The ion technology makes my hair shinier and my hair is never frizzy anymore. What more can a girl ask for?

The hair dryer also comes with a sample bottle of Hana Shine Shield which is a serum that protects your hair and adds shine. This reminds me of my Chi Silk Infusion so I quite like it.
This pretty purple brush was also gifted to me. It's huge! Plus the barrel of the brush is made of wood so it's a bit too heavy for my liking. I prefer my hollow tourmaline round brushes.

So what is your favourite hair dryer of all time?

*This post contains a product that was sent by a PR from the company. However, all opinions expressed are solely mine and were not influenced in any way.  

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Double French Braid Side Ponytail Hairstyle

French braids are so fun to incorporate into simple hairstyles because they make the do look more intricate and chic. Instead of just bundling up my hair into a regular side ponytail, I french braided both sides of my head to add a little pizzazz (is that how you spell it???)

Hope you enjoy this hairstyle. Watch the how-to video tutorial to learn how to do it.


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Wavy Bohemian Hairstyle

This is such a cute summer hairstyle that's perfect for any outdoor occasion. It would look especially nice with a long maxi dress! Watch how to do it here:


Saturday, July 2, 2011

How to Make Artichoke Tea Drink for Clear Skin

Asian Secret:
Artichokes are said to be very rich in antioxidants which play a vital role in our health and physical actvities. My family has been drinking artichoke tea for as long as I can remember, in fact, a lot of South East Asian countries are familiar with this.  Artichokes help our bodies by increasing blood circulation and thus promoting healthy, radiant, younger looking skin. They also aide in digesting and reduce high cholesterol. Not to mention, they're delicious! I love them in dips and cold salads.

I haven't seen any youtube videos on the benefits of artichokes so I went out to buy more artichokes to make a video with my sister. Feel free to watch it. It's very quick and to the point. :)

Artichoke Tea Drink Recipe
1 Artichoke
Pot of Boiling Water (we never measure)
Honey (optional)

My Artichoke Drink served cold

We usually wait for it to cool down, add some honey, and put in a the refrigerator. It's such a refreshing drink and it tastes yum!

I also bought some lychee because it's lychee season! It's so good to eat these sweet succulent babies cold on a hot summer day! I like the green ones better than the red ones because they're so much sweeter! I have to limit myself to these though because they give me nosebleeds :(

I love exotic fruits. ^_^ Too bad they contain so much sugar ;/

Some like it juicy ;)

~ Bebexo

How To Make Strawberry Milkshakes

I know this is not beauty related but my little sister and I made a quick video today on one of our favourite drinks in the summer time.

Ingredients / Recipe:
1 Cup of Frozen Strawberries
2 Cups of Vanilla Ice-cream
1 Cup of Milk


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

French Braid Pigtails Hairstyle

Video Tutorial


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

EOTD: Give Me Gold

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Give Me Gold Quad
Maybelline Line Stiletto Liquid Eyeliner
Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner
L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara
Lashgrip Adhesive
Fake Lashes (that come in a box of 10 pairs)

NYX round lipstick in Pumpkin Pie


Monday, June 13, 2011

Review & Swatches: Physician's Formula Happy Booster Powder & Blush

Physician's Formula Happy Booster Line
- Ultra-smooth, perfecting powder in a complementary palette of color blends together to even out skin tone with a flawless radiance.
- Multi-reflective pearls provide a soft iridescence to highlight contour and add radiance to cheeks.
- Infused with our Happy Boost Blend, featuring Happy Skin and Euphoryl, natural plant extracts which have been shown to promote a feeling of happiness by mimicking the effect of Endorphins and helping protect the skin from environmental stress.
- The sweet scent of Violet provides a feeling of joy each time you apply.

- Smooth and finely milled.
- Easy to blend.
- Color is buildable for light to medium coverage.
- Looks shimmery in the pan but leaves a nice satin finish on my skin.
- Paraben-free and noncomedogenic (hasn't broken me out)
- Smells nice but I know that not everyone will agree with me. Personally, I like the smell of flowers ;)
- Cute embossed different colored hearts. Something really unique and eye-catching!

- This is quite expensive being that it is a drugstore product.
- Unnecessary sales gimmick. If I'm having a crappy day, I highly doubt that applying this bronzer/blush will "promote feelings happiness" and cheer me up. Unless I get a lot of compliments on how radiant I look, I might change my mind. LOL
- The package is cute, no doubt, but it's way too bulky. I can do without the flimsy brush and the mirror.
- This also claims to be hypoallergenic yet it possesses a strong floral scent? Last time I checked, scent/fragrance is a no-no for hypoallergenic products.

Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Powder in Bronzer 
Overall: 4 out of 5
Packaging: 3 out of 5 (a little bulky)
Price: $13.95 in the states and $18.97 in Canada! (Wait for the 40% OFF in-store sales)
Size/Weight: 0.4 Oz / 11g
Would you buy this again? Yes

Although this bronzer is shimmery, it's very subtle and not overwhelming. I love to apply this in the hollows of my cheeks and on my temples for a nice bronze glow. This bronzer looks dark in the pan but fear not, it's actually light and buildable. I use the little pink heart in the pan as a highlight because it looks like a pearly cream color on my tanned skin.

Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush in Natural
Overall: 4 out of 5
Packaging: 3 out of 5 (a little bulky)
Price: $11.95 in the states and $16.97 in Canada! (Wait for the 40% OFF in-store sales)
Size/Weight: 0.24 Oz / 7g
Would you buy this again? Yes

The Happy Booster line consists of two blushes: Rose which is a rosy red color and Natural (pictured above) which has red, pink, and coral hearts. I love this blush because it gives my cheeks a pretty rosy glow. I've seen swatches of Rose and Natural online and they look nearly identical. The only difference is that Natural is a tad lighter which I prefer. I can see this color looking great on light and dark skin tones.

Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Powder in Translucent 

Overall: 2 out of 5
Packaging: 3 out of 5 (a little bulky)
Price: $13.95 in the states and $18.97 in Canada! (Wait for the 40% OFF in-store sales)
Size/Weight: 0.4 Oz / 11g
Would you buy this again? No

This is marketed as an all-over translucent face powder but it's way too shimmery to serve that purpose. It's a light pale pink that looks white against my skin tone so this product will be better suited for lighter skin tones. The shimmer particles are bigger than that of the bronzer so it looks more like chunky sparkles. This might be a nice highlighter but against my tanned skin, the silver sparkles make me look frosty. Needless to say, this was my least favourite from the Happy Booster line. Pass!

I gave it 2/5 because it is satin smooth and pigmented.

Swatches above: Translucent, Bronzer, Natural

Pressed powder on top, mirror glued underneath, and a fancy brush in the bottom compartment...

This brush looks cute, yeah? But it's scratchy and unforgiving! I tried applying blush with it but the shape of the bristles makes the application streaky and blotchy. Now I use it to clean my keyboards! I'm just so innovative that way you know?

If I could only pick one product out of the three, it would be the Blush in Natural. It's  such a pretty color that looks nice on most skin tones. However, I think that Physician's formula can do without the gimmicky stuff and the faulty brush.

Physician's Formula products are quite expensive in Canada so always wait for the 40% off sales! :)