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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Spring Break 2010! PART ONE (pic heavy)

So, as promised, here are some pics of my awesome visit to Boulder, Colorado, AKA "The mellowest/most educated/healthiest city in the US". This one will be a two-parter b/c I have a lot of useless yet entertaining photos, LOL. Hopefully this would make up for that fact that I kinda suck at updating my blog.

OH, completely off-tangent, but I have some product reviews upcoming up, so stay tuned for those as well.

On my first night in Boulder, my BF (Nathan), my new friends, and I went to a mall just outside of Boulder. I THINK it's call Flatcrossing....but I'm most likely wrong. It's a HUGE mall w/ the biggest F21 I've ever seen. Inside the mall, there's this pet store that had the CUTEST puppies.

Allow me to demonstrate the "If I had money they'd be coming home w/ me" group.

One look at this angel face and my heart melted. I named him Mr. Fluffy Ears.



Yes, he made the window dirty, but he's forgiven cuz he's DAMN cute.


CUDDLE BUDDIES!



Marshmallow .... or Coconut cream puff. This made me miss Harry.....:(


OMG! This is my FAVE!! He's a mini-Husky. He has the bluest eyes and a $900 price tag. :(



I love how his nose looks like a heart.


The second day we went to this festival up the moutains in Nederland (population: 1920) called "The Frozen Dead Guy's Day". I THINK this is their version of Halloween. People do coffin races and stuff. Don't ask me why, but apparently everything makes sense when you're high. And yes, this is where I witnessed my first medical Marijuana stand. Kids, don't do drugs, cuz CRACK IS WHACK!

OMG! They had this AMAZING Indian buffet. $8 a person and DAMNNNNNN good!! I can't get over how delicious the Sweet Potato I-look-like-poo-but-taste-like-crack-casserole thing!!!


These little Akito something puppies were in the coffin races too! They were all sleeping so peacefully...awwww.



This coffin team represents Tiger Wood's bitches and hoes. Very appropriately dressed, I must say.



I'm not sure I know what this is....



Our couple twin! Emi and David! They are so adorable together!!


Lovey-Dovey Couple pics sneak attack! Yes, I realize I look the same in all of them. They were taking on the same day! Also....I had to recycle my outfits cuz my suitcase was taken up by makeup....Yes, cuz I'm a diva like that.





I have some more pics for part TWO of the update. Thanks for going through them w/ me! :D

<3
Tao

PS. The trick to win his friends over quick is to bake chocolate cupcakes w/butter cream cheese frosting. They'd think you are a domestic goddess to come rescue their poor PHD souls.


PPS. You don't need to let them know that you failed the other batch.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Ups and Downs

Hi guys! How are you all doing? I'm enjoying the last few days of my last ever Spring Break...Yeah, enjoy while you can.

To update you guys on how my life has been lately, here's an up/down post.

UPS:
1. I got to see my booboo for 3.5 days. Definitely not enough. Short visits like this make me realize exactly how deeply I'm in love with him. Yes, it sounds cheesy, so sue me. :P

2. Boulder, CO is a BEAUTIFUL place. I can sense its beauty in my short visit with trees bare and ground brown, just imagine how wonderful it'd be in Spring/Summer/Fall. I can't wait to move out there in May.

3. Learned how to make butter/cream cheese frosting. It's OMGDELICIOUSNESSOMG!! I think this is the reason why Nathan's friends really like me. :D

4. I was able to be here for my mom's oral surgery. It's great knowing that I was here when she needed me the most. It's also really sad to see her vulnerable, exactly opposite of how she is normally.

5. I haven't been hauling in a while. YAY for that a little self control I have! I'm trying really hard to not buy anything since I'm moving in May. It's really hard though, especially with that MAC Liberty of London collection that just came out. *bites handkerchief*

DOWNS
1. Finding out that my mom is STILL not supportive of my decision to switch major from accounting to marketing. According to her, it's my own fault that I don't have a job yet. People are hiring, just not marketing majors b/c we don't have a "Skill". Apparently I should have listened to her and majored in Pre-Med or Accounting. Yes, maybe I would have an easier finding jobs, but it's not what I want to do. 2 semesters w/ Accounting literally jaded me so bad. I just couldn't keep up the facade anymore. It's also no use telling me that she's disappointed of my decisions 2 months before my graduation. It's not like I can do anything about it now, y'know?

2. Job hunting. 'Nuff said. How can there be NO jobs?!?!!!!!! Seriously! If I don't find a job soon, I'd have to start working the corners.

3. Being away from my BF when I'm fighting w/ my mom. There's no support team here like it used to. He's busy doing something amazing for mankind, and I feel selfish if I had to bother him w/ my little drama.

4. I forgot to bring my USB cable for my camera back to Miami....so no pics til after I get back to Gainesville on Sunday. :( Sowie.

5. Weight gain. As I mentioned on Twitter, I gained 7lbs in 3.5 days while I was in Boulder. They have A LOT of great restaurants. Good food+Great company= Over-indulgence. Spring/Summer is approaching, I have to get my act together and wave the flabby goodbye. I want to try the Stadium Conditioning class that my school gym offers. I heard it's very fun. I will update you on that though.

Anyways, sorry for the no pic post. I will do a pic post SOON! I promise!

Thanks for reading guys! You are the best!

<3
Tao

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

MAC new l/s review & Randomness

Hi guys! How y'all doing?

First of all....HOLY GUACAMOLE! 1,000 FOLLOWERS?!! You guys are too good to me. *tears*

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for always being so supportive and inspiring. You guys are the reason why I continue bloggin/YTing.

BTW! I've just joined Formspring. Ask me anything! Feel free to follow!


Now, let's get to the main reason why you are all following me. Review/Swatches.

I recently got 2 MAC l/s from their new collection. One is called Fresh Salmon (Spring Forcast), and one is called Viva Glam Cyndi Lauper (Viva Glam 2010)

Fresh salmon (L) and Cyndi Lauper (R)

While they look kinda similar in the picture above, they are actually quite different in real life.

Fresh Salmon is a lot more corally, a lot warmer, and with really fine gold shimmers.

Cyndi Lauper is more of a translucent (no shimmer) pinky-red. It's very wearable for those of us (includ. me) who can't quite pull off red lipstick in everyday life.

Similarities? They are both lustres and are very sheer yet layer-able.

Swatches: Obviously the lighter one is Fresh Salmon, and the darker is Cyndi Lauper.



Fresh Salmon in action (no lipbalm/gloss. Sorry for my gross looking lips. Winter hasn't been good to me) . I forgot to take pics of me wearing Cyndi. I will take some pics for sure when I wear it the next time (in BOULDER!!!)

I was squinting cuz the sun was shining RIGHT in my eyes.

I strongly recommend these two lipsticks because they are so versatile and can brighten up any complexion. This is the reason why I didn't get Viva Gaga l/s, because while I adore Lady Gaga, I've learnt from my experience that cool pink looks like death on me. So even though I'm DYING to buy Viva Gaga, I know I won't use it. : (

Here is another one of my obsessions. Lay's Cajun Herbs & spices chips.

See, Ma? It's healthy for me cuz it's all natural!! LOL!

You open the big bag and all you get is like 1/4 of the bag of chips.

I love how perfect the chips are when you open a new bag. Look at all that seasoning!!



Here comes Godzilla!

Perfection no more.


Yeah, this is my last post before leaving for Miami then Colorado tomorrow. Be prepared for massive photo dump when I get back! :D

Take care,
Tao

P.S. Totally forgot I filmed my fave products of Feb. :D and YES, I was pale before Twilight made it cool.