Makeup I Can’t Live Without

I haven’t updated my blog in so long that its really about time that I started again. I miss the time I spend sharing the things I love here, food, restaurant, products and life in general. I have made a major change in my life this year by starting my business and I love ever aspect of it, the teamwork, the people I meet and I can continue to share what I love.

Over the past year, I have really picked up on using makeup on a more daily basics. Except I can’t use it for another week or two due to an infection on my undereye but I’m going to share with you all the pretty looks I have been posting on Facebook and Instagram.

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After discovering and using this custom blend foundation, I haven’t use any other brand of foundation ever since. I have very oily skin and tons of redness and acne scars. I used to use a combination of foundations and oil control. I would put layers after layers of product onto my face. Sometimes in order to cover the redness and acne, I would completely caked my face with products. When I get lazy, I would use BB cream and my sister would tell me I look like a ghost because after the BB cream oxidize it gives off a white undertone.

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Now I go for a more natural look and only cover a majority of my redness and acne scars with a foundation that is custom made for my skin tone and it contains oil control, sunscreen and gives off a matte finish.

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Two or more bottles of product vs one bottle of custom foundation. Which would you prefer? Is these two products equal to or the same as using one custom blend foundation? Not to me.

It cuts down my application time and I lose the cakiness I feel from using layers of products. I can’t live without it now. What makeup product or skincare product you can’t live without?

New Haircut – Red Market Salon

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Right before the Mount Sinai Holiday Party, I decided to get new highlights, the balayage kind and a new haircut. After some research, I brought a Gilt deal with Red Market Salon. It’s located in Union Square; it a very convenient location. I love the design and layout of the furniture and the artwork.

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The hair salon was located on the second floor of an office building. The furniture matches it name, the reception area is filled with a comfy red couch and a single red chair.

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Across from the couch is an array of hair products. The surrounding is designed modernly and sleek. I love it! None of the staff pushed me to buy any hair products, which was very nice.

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The photo above the reception area was of a red hair lady and it looks awesome and pretty cool.

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HauteLook Shoe Haul

I did some major shoe shopping on HauteLook – Nordstrom. The under $25 shoes sale page were ransacked by me and I brought some amazing boots and a flat for amazing prices!

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Mixx Shuz Drew Flats – Brought for $15

The flats fit perfect but I’m not sure if I like the gold tips on the bow or hate them.

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Pinky Sky Studded Lace-Up – Brought for $22

One of my favorites from this haul. It has a thick rubber sole. It’s perfect, since I have a tendency to walk in a way where the shoe soles eats away. I love zippers and studs. The gold studs at the back was a nice detail. The zipper in the back, made it very easy to wear.

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Black Friday – Fashion and Beauty Haul

On Black Friday, I did some major shopping. This first item was not brought by me but a Christmas and early birthday gift.

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It’s a purple Uniquo down jacket from my friend, Alina. The deep hood is perfect for this weather, it keeps all the wind out. It’s 90% down which keeps me warm and cozy! It wasn’t on sale but it was perfect! Retail: $99.90 Right now on Uniquo it’s on sale for $89.90! But they don’t have this fabulous color online.

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I also got these beautiful Fossil bi-fold wallets in Rose Gold and Navy Glitter from Macy’s. I just love how sparkly and bright these colors are. The size is perfect for party use. Retail: $35 – 20% = $30 each

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I Know The Chef – Sen Restaurant

247464v2-max-250x250 untitled Recently through Daily Candy and Urban Daddy, I was introduced to a new type of restaurant reservation service called I Know The Chef. I Know The Chef is an online concierge service that gives their members the ability to make reservations at exclusive restaurants at prime times with VIP treatments. I haven’t made an actual reservation from them as of yet but I have attended an event hosted by their founder, Joshua Stern.

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(Photo credit to DailyCandy)

This was I Know The Chef’s second ‘Members Dinner’ and it took place at Sen Restaurant on November 13 at 7:30pm. The owner, Toranosuke J. Matsuoka created a delicious and exclusive 5 course menu with sake pairings. It is priced at $70 per person. I think its a very reasonable price for a 5 course with sake pairing but many people will think its too expensive.

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(Photo Credit to Sen Restaurant Website)

When we entered the restaurant I was greeted by a friendly host who led me to the front of the bar where Joshua and the rest of the attendees are. I was immediately offered a cocktail. It was delicious, however I had already forgotten what it was. Rate: 5/5

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Clarisonic Mia VS Foreo Luna Mini

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I’ve have been using the Clarisonic’s Mia for a few years and had only recently been introduce to Foreo’s Luna Mini through BzzAgent. In short, BzzAgent is a company who introduces new products for consumers to try either for free or for a discounted rate. We weren’t paid anything to promote or to discuss this product. We actual paid for this product and of course we get to keep it.

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The Mia is at least double the size of the Luna Mini and twice as heavy. Luna Mini comes in Magenta, Petal Pink, Purple, Cool Gray and Turquoise Blue. Mia also comes in 5 colors, White, Garnet, Pink, Gray, and Purple. I like the colors for the Luna Mini more, I love bright colors. Some of the colors for the Mia are too dull.

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Handbag Collection – Hart, Foley and Corinna, Lauren Merkin

I have brought many hand bags since I started college and I now own a pretty extensive collection ranging from every day use to party clutches. Brands such as Coach, Rebecca Minkoff, Foley & Corinna, Gucci, Lauren Merkin, and Hart. Some of these brands are popular while others you might never have heard of. When I love a specific brand, I would love it so much that I would own several bags by that brand.

I’ll start off with the latest addition in my collection from Lavina Joe called Hart. This specific one is the Artery Mini and I also got the Baby Pouch. It comes in Classic Red and Retro Brown. I felt instantly in love with the bag when I saw the Kickstarter project. (Kickstarter is a website that gives people “A new way to fund creative projects.” Anything from food to electronics.) The classic red is sooo beautiful. The leather used for it was super soft. I don’t own any red handbags, this is my first one. It match perfectly with a lot of classic and simple looks.

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I almost wore it to my cousin’s wedding. However, my friend, Wendy felt like it’s not sophisticated/lady enough to match the dress for the evening, therefore I didn’t use it.

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(My Attire: Purple Chiffon High-Low Dress – Coup De Coeur Boutique, Black Wedges – Nine West, Lavendar Necklace – Bauble Bar, Gold Oval Earring – Alexis Bittar)

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However, I did use it when I went to see Matilda with my co-workers. This handbag is not yet out to the public yet. The Kickstarter project took place in April 2013. I received it in July. It will be retailing for $129.

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