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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sexy much?

Hello hello! How are you all doing on this beautiful Saturday?

I am dying my hair blue black. I'm waiting for it to soak in. I'm getting very nervous....It looks really really blue..... So, to distract myself, I'm posting my FOTD. Hope you all enjoy

This is very naturally smoky and easy to do.

Overall:

Close-up:


What I used:

Face:
--MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC20
--MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer NW20+NC15
--MAC Mineralized Skinfinish in Medium

Cheeks:
--NYC bronzer in Sunny
--Ben Nye Contour #1
--R&R blush in Spank
--MAC MSF in Soft & Gentle

Eyes:
--MAC Paintpot in Soft Ochre
--MAC e/s Copperplate all over lid
--MAC e/s Mylar on browbone
--MAC e/s Woodwinked on lower lashline
--Stila smudgepot in Black
--Masacara + Falsies

Lips:
--Nothing, but later it was Blankety.


Then I did a little photoshoot in my bathroom. FYI: I didn't curl my hair. I just twist my hair into a bun for a few hrs then let it down. Yes, I was in my bra.

Come over here lover!

Come to think of it....I like my current hair color....I'm afraid to wash my hair off...

*shudders*

Have a wonderful weekend guys!

Tao

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Scarred....

I SWEAR my cats are the devils.

Look at all the injuries I got from them.... Some are leftover scars b/c I scar soooo easily.

On my ankles:

On back of my leg:

Scars on my wrist: Injury I got from trying to clip Happy's nails. Now all my coworkers think I'm all depressed and suicidal.... FML

Scars on my shins:

Yeah....my cats like to stare at me and look all innocent like this:

Phlooof:

Happy:

...and when you let your guard down b/c of their angelic faces, they attack the sh*t out of you. I'm always left bleeding and in pain.

However, how can I NOT love them? Look at their ninja skills!

I said "their" but I mean Phlooof's. Happy's too "big-boned" for stuff like this. I didn't want to leave him out b/c that'd hurt his feelings. No wonder he's the receiver in their homosexual relationships. I've caught Phlooof licking Happy's butt on more than one occasion. Whatever makes them happy right? LOL!

Lastly, this is the reason why ALL of my diets fail.

Please keep in mind that these are the Costco "I'm stocking up for LIFE" sized:

I'm planning on starting Couch to 5K running plan. Note, I said PLANNING, I haven't done anything yet. :/

That's it guys! I'm off to work, FOTD coming up soon.

<3

Tao

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I'm so sick of it....(rant ahead)

This post is long overdue, and yes, I will sound like a whiny b*tch through out the post, so this is a warning to all you "overly sensitive" ppl out there. You can still get out by hitting that little x on your window.

I've been getting 10+ messages EVERYDAY on Youtube from people asking whether or not I can send them free makeup.

The messages usually come in two forms:

1. Pity stories.

Ex 1: "Oh, my sister and I get bullied at school b/c we can't afford makeup. You have so much, it won't hurt you send us some. We'd be forever grateful."

Ex 2: "I'm so sick the only thing that makes me happy is makeup. Would you mind sending me some?"

2. Guilt trip

Ex. 1: "OMG YOU HAVE SO MUCH MAKEUP! Why do you need so much? Do you know that there are ppl all over the world dying from starvation/AIDS/etc etc?!! I suggest that you do mandkind a huge favor and giveaway your unused makeup. *insert their down address*"

Ex. 2: "Aren't you a Guru and receive a lot of products from companies for free? I know how you gurus operate! You get free stuff and do a fake review, and then just throw the stuff away. Surely you can't use all of that. I'm really in need of a ______, would you please send me some?"

Another form of messages I get are ppl accusing me of lying in the reviews because I get stuff sent for free. Really now?!! IS THIS REAL LIFE?!

*Tao explodes*

First of all, let me address the last issue by saying that by NO means do I consider myself a "Guru" or a "professional". I do Youtube videos/blog posts purely from a private consumer point of view. I don't know EVERYTHING about makeup.

Do I know a lot?
Yes.

Why?
Because I f*cking spent most of my money on makeup/beauty related things so I KNOW what most of the hype is about. I educate myself by doing research online/reading books on beauty related materials.

Do companies send me stuff to review?
Yes, but VERY rarely. As you can tell, I'm not super famous/popular like some Youtubers, so I don't get sent stuff frequently. However, when I do, I make sure in all of my email correspondence to let the companies know that I will be 100% honest in my reviews. I think my subscribers/followers deserve to know all the facts/my experience is with the products, including the good, the bad, and the ugly.

I'm well aware that there ARE a lot of controversies revolving some Youtubers who give out false advertising just because they got the products for free. However, didn't your parents/teachers teach you to NEVER generalize? Just because SOME ppl do it does NOT mean EVERYONE does it. I understand that my subscribers like me because I tell it like it is. If something sucks, I will tell them, be it free or not. It took me years to gain the trust from subscribers, it'd be silly of me to just throw that all away because of some free products.

BTW, did I mention that I DON'T get free things that much? Good. Just want to make sure that we are on the same page.

With regards to ppl asking me for free makeup....Here's your answer:
NO. I WILL NOT GIVE YOU FREE MAKEUP, especially if you try to guilt trip me or tell me pity stories.

I was bullied in school, A LOT, because at that time (for the period of like 6 months) I didn't speak English. I don't think getting makeup would've solved that. The only way to make sure that you DON'T get bullied is occupy yourself. Fill your schedule with extracurricular events so the bullies won't get chances to isolate you. Educate yourself and physically train yourself by working out, so you can be BETTER than them, SMARTER than them, and STRONGER than them.

Next up, if you are truly suffering from a major sickness, wouldn't you want to spend your time and energy with your loved ones instead of begging strangers online to send you free makeup? It just angers me just because it's ppl like these that take credibility away from the legitimately sick people.

Lastly, I BUY MY MAKEUP WITH MY OWN MONEY. I don't have to apologize for the rest of the world for that. You spend your money on partying/clothes/booze, I spend my money on makeup.

Want more makeup? Spend less money elsewhere!

If I wanted to give away makeup, I would've hosted a giveaway like I did in the past. I'm not going to do it just because some ppl told me to. For all I know, they could be richer than me!

Ugh. Things like this make me not want to do Youtube/Blog anymore. I know most of you are so sweet and supportive, but some ppl are just so intolerable.

Whatever. I'm over it. I'm going out for dinner.

Stay safe,

Tao

P.S. I just needed to get this off of my chest. Sorry if I ruined your mood. :(

Monday, September 13, 2010

Felines can go from meow to RAWR! (PIC HEAVY)

Hi guys! Here are the long awaited Fabulous Felines FOTDs. They range from more subtle looks to extreme cat-eyes.

This is my everyday winged-up cat-eye look:

What I used:

Face:
--Revlon Beyond Natural Concealer in light-medium under the eye
--Coverblend concealer in Light under the eye
--MAC Select Sheer pressed powder in NC25

Cheeks:
--MAC Refined Golden bronzer
--Rock & Republic blush in Immoral <---LOVE!
--MAC Soft & Gentle MSF

Eyes:
--MAC Fluidline in Blitz & Glitz
--MAC Vanilla pigment in the tear-duct and browbone highlight
--MAC Bloodline pigment on outer lower lashline
--MAC Opulash mascara <---very impressed with this mascara. It actually doesn't suck!
--MAC Brun e/s on brows

Lips:
--Nothing in the pic, but I later threw on Dior Lip Glow.

This is the first day of the event:

Unfortunately, our outfit SUCKED! Star Trek anyone? Gotta fob it up yo!

What I used:

Face:
--Revlon Beyond Natural Concealer in light-medium under the eye
--Coverblend concealer in Light under the eye
--MAC Studio Fix in NC 25
--MAC Select Sheer pressed powder in NC25

Cheeks:
--MAC Refined Golden bronzer
--MAC blush in Tenderling
--MAC Soft & Gentle MSF

Eyes:
--MAC Soft Ochre paintpot
--MAC Leopard Luxe pallete
--MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
--random falsies

Lips:
--Nothing here, but later it was MAC Out-minxed with Wildly Refined lipglass on top.

2nd day! Getting more dramatic!

I used EXACTLY the same thing as day 1.

Day 3!! EXTREME!!

Again, I used the same things as the previous days.

This post goes to show you that you don't need a million and one things to create different looks. All you need is a little creativity and patience to look fierce everyday!

<3

Tao

P.S. LOOK!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Ups and Downs of Labor Day Weekend (pic heavy)

Hi guys! I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!

Mine started out awesome but ended on a terrible note.

First off, Nathan and I went to have breakfast at La Peep (?). I wanted to go to The Original Pancake House but the wait was over 40 mins! Nathan ate at La Peep before and he really liked it. Since it was within walking distance, we decided to go. The food was delicious and the setting was very homey.

I got Quesadilla with scrambled eggs and potatoes.

Nathan got Southwestern Omelet with potatoes.

This is his "I'd hit you in the face w/ a shovel if you don't stop acting like a tourist and taking so many pics".

I kid, I kid. I adore him.

The toast was so simple yet soooooo good.

After the breakfast we went to Farmer's Market by Pearl Street. Farmer's Market is such a neat place to hang out. You see a lot of interesting ppl and get to sample some of the freshest food. Also, since most sellers there are local farmers, you are doing your community a favor by purchasing directly from them.

There was a whole lotta whiteness there.

Good thing we just ate, or else we'd buy freaking EVERYTHING!

Still, we couldn't resist the smell (and were intrigued by the GIANT line of ppl waiting) of Sister Paultry. We decided to stop by and get some of their famous dumplings. They were A-FREAKING-MAZING!!!! Their lime sauce is to die for!! A little pricey at $6 for 6 dumplings, but hey, I got an extra one cuz I'm Asian! :)

We got to a corn stand. The corns looked SOOOOOOO fresh. The owner said that they were just picked that morning. They were 2 for $1 or stuff a bag for $6. Of course we bought the bag. We stuffed 25 corns!!! :)

However, while driving around, we noticed that something wasn't quite right....

Oh NO!!! It's a forest fire! It's be soo hot and dry here in Boulder that it was just a matter of time. I've seen the images and live feed of forest fire on the news before, but it was still chilling to witness first hand. According to the news, over 1,000 homes had to be evacuated and over 60 had been burnt down. The fire is still not yet contained and going strong.

I pray for the people who had lost everything. Hopefully it'll rain like a mofo really soon and put out the fire. It takes something like this for me to realize how lucky I am and how often I take things for granted. I realized that all the materialistic stuff I've been buying will be completely useless once something like this happens. It's important to educate and take care of yourself because when it comes down to it, you are the only thing that you have/can rely on.

Anyways, I leave you with a quote by Suze Orman: "People first, then money, then things. Now YOU take care".

<3
Tao