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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Another year older...none the wiser

Oh HELL NO!!! My hair!!! What a stupid stupid hair dresser!!!!

PSYCHED!!!! LOL! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I'm now 22 and still immature. I was just playing around w/ my friend's wig, it was awesome.

Again, as I said, I just turned 22 yesterday. It was depressing. Why? Because I spent my birthday in class and in the library til 3 in the morning. Did I mention how depressing it was to spend birthday in the library doing SWOT analysis?!!

Instead of tequila shots, I did 5 espresso shots. For those of you who are interested, yes I'm ADDICTED to caffeine after I got into grad school. Regular coffee doesn't do it for me anymore. I'm on caffeine pills now. LOL! For those of you who lack incentives to study, try justifying spending $20 at Starbucks and not be productive. BTW, Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte and Steak n' Shake Peppermint milkshake are some of the reasons why I love the holiday season.

I'm soo sorry for the lack of posts lately. Life is super busy. School work, friends, etc etc. Also, my skin looks like utter crap right now because I'm always staying up late and cramming for exams and stuff. Sleep deprivation + dehydration due to excess caffeine+junk food+makeup staying on my face for more than 20 hrs at a time=breakout central. NEVER TRY THIS AT HOME KIDS!!

This FOTD was from a few weeks before when my skin was still pretty clear. NOTE: This is NOT how my skin looks now, LOL!

*cue expressionless face*

*cue over-exposed face*

What I used:

FACE: (like I said, I don't have this skin anymore...)
--Coverblend concealer in Beige on undereye circles and imperfections
--Maybelline Dream Matte powder in Sand all over

--NYX blush in Taupe to contour
--Stila blush in Eclectic on apples
--Stila Kitten e/s as highlighter

--CS contour palette in the milky yellow one (all over lid), white (highlight), and the dark brown (outer V and bottom eyes) <--this is another reason for lack of time=boring looks. I haven't used fun colors in so long. No time to think about color combos.
--Stila smudgepot in Black
--Stila Lash Visor mascara <--holds my curls like nobody's business. LOVE!

--That Mequillage l/s the wonderful Sue Lynn sent me! I forgot what color it was, but it started with BE. I LOVE IT! So natural looking and moisturizing. THANK YOU AGAIN HUN!! muahs!

Close ups:


Even though I'm 22, I can still daydream right?

How it looks like in sunlight...No, I don't sparkle...nor dazzle.

Call me vain but I LOVE this pic!

Y'all know my posts don't end w/o a matter how chubby my cheeks look. lol

That's it for now ppl. Good night and have a wonderful tomorrow!


ps. I've spent WAY too much at Starbucks
pps. I love hot hot hot magenta pink
ppps. The more I use neutral, the less I want to use brights
pppps. I have no creativity sorry about the lack of YT vids.


Nina said...

Happy Birthday! I'm sure you'll find a way to celebrate with a vengeance!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tao:
I always like your eyebrow. Can you do a tutorial about how you do your eyebrow lol...

Yin said...

happy birthday!

aw chubby cheeks, they're so cute <3

Carine said...

I was sure it was a wig :p if not, you would have not been smiling like that ^^

ps Happy birthday ! The weekend is close, you will be able to have your tequila shots soon ;)

Eleganteve said...

Happy Birthday!

Soapaholic said...

Happy birthday!:)

You look gorgeous in those pictures.:)

pangie said...

Happy belated!! You look fab in all those pics, esp the one that you LOVE. :D

Kizzy said...

You're too cute! Happy birthday!

Jian said...

A belated happy birthday!

Ahhh~ you actually got me there! I thought someone had hacked your beautiful hair off! =_=

And gosh..sound so hectic! Hopefully you can have your birthday this weekend instead!~~

Jamilla Camel said...

Happy belated birthday!! I know what you mean--I majored in accounting and became addicted to espresso in my junior year. Working full time and studying for/passing my CIMA exam didn't help my caffeine addiction either!!
And, decades later, I still have "golf ball cheeks".

I like you in short hair!

Shop N' Chomp said...

Happy B-day! Love the pics. :)

Maria Elizabeth said...

happy birthday! i was scared for a second that someone really did give you a haircut you didn't want!

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday Tao! As always, you look fabulous!

jojoba (My Makeup Reviews) said...

another year already? you look as lovely as ever even though you now have an entirely different hairdo! i don't have such courage or else i'd have my hair crop long ago.

enjoy the day and celebrate it like no others!

happy birthday!

Alisa said...

happy birthday Tao! you're 22 and fabulous!!

have to note here that your eyebrows just look perfect and so does your hair! I always wanted to have that sort of naturally-look curl xD

P.S. Caffeine addict? Well at least you're addicted to coffee...I'm addicted to greentea xD

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!!

you're super funny! I was so shocked seeing the fotos with the wig xD

Miss your videos,
maybe you could do a vlog?

wolframio said...

Happy Birthday!! in 4 days is my 22 birthday too :D

~Lisa said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Don't forget that phrase, Young at heart right? =P

And *sigh* I'm jealous of your skin. Even though you said it looks worse now, at least you had super great skin!! I can't believe that you only used under eye concealer and powder in those photos...

And I love your photos!! I also have the chubby cheeks which I'm not a huge fan of...LOL

And good luck with school! MWUAH!

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JustJenny said...

happy birthday!
your personality is so great
it shines through your videos and photos
i love the thick eyeliner its like your signature

audrey said...

so pretty pictures and makeup as always :)
Happy birthday^^

Olive said...

Holy cow woman, I'm turning 23 tomorow and I'm still a year and half away from my BA!! Wish I had your motivation and drive.

Anyway HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY!!!!! You look gorg btw and I've never noticed how symetrical your brows are, they look amazing!

Penny @ Faye_777 said...

HaPPY BirTHD@Y, sweetie~~~


Good New Look~~~~

Best Regards

> Have @ Nice day~~

PBunnieP said...

Happy BDay Tao, You totally scared me for 10 seconds when you were wearing the wig!
*yey for Maquillage stuff, i love their makeup.

Anonymous said...

what's ppps? The hot pink thing?

赐昱 said...


apriL said...

Happy very belated happy birthday.. You look so cute on those pics..

btw.. What course are you taking in college..? I mean, are you in Business majors...?

Anita (*swtexcape*) said...

You look flawless! Nice makeup looks :) xx