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April 9, 2015

HAUL | Modlily

Oh the online shopping world.
It kills me every time yet I won't stop can't stop.

I came across two sites while browsing and decided to try it out. Online Asian shopping sites always have cheap prices and it makes you think what's the catch(aside from expected hit or miss poorer quality items). They tend to have ridiculous shipping prices that double your total. But a huge plus side is that the two sites have free world wide shipping. I'm currently waiting for the rest of my order from the second site to arrive so I'll post what I got from the first site.

MODLILY
(click the links to go to the items)

Plaid Dress
My fave. I wear it as a top with leggings and it's such a cute piece!

Chevron Striped Top

Lace Long Sleeve Top
The shoulders feel like they are a tad bit big on me, but it works.

Batwing Top

Hooded Sweater
This is the photo from the site but the sweater is exactly like how this picture shows it to be.

I was happy with everything I ordered which is awesome as it's always a hit or miss with online stores, especially Asian websites. They were all true to pic and I liked every piece I got!

 

March 3, 2015

The Military Diet

Ok, I know it's not the best way of doing things but I have an excuse.
I had a bet with a friend to lose 6 lbs in 3 months and lets just say that I could not afford to lose(can't shave for a month in August while on Vacation, forget that). Plus, I didn't lose a single pound by the time I only had a month left but gained one LOL I am such a procrastinator...

I know how to go about things the healthy and proper way and generally I do eat well and exercise regularly but I am no where near as good as I used to be years back when I was more fit and active. So I would like to get back to that, just after finishing this darn bet! 

Anyways,

THE MILITARY DIET
Lasts for 3 days and you can do it once a week but not for more than the 3 days. It isn't great for permanent weight loss(which isn't what I'm concerned about, I know I'm not overweight or fat) and it isn't the solution to having a fit healthy body. Put simply it's calorie control as you are eating under 1500 calories. The diet claims that the foods work together to speed up your metabolism and cause chemical reactions etc but really? Naww man, I don't buy it. A fad diet is a fad diet.

I still did it though :P

So I wanted to document it anyways so I can share it with others. I don't recommend it, but there is enough information on the internet about it and my experience can just add to whats already out there. 


What you eat:

Ripped from themilitarydiet.com
Day 1 Experience:
Weighed myself first thing in the morning and I was 126lbs. I was not used to eating breakfast again. I used to eat it every morning until about a year ago when I stopped because I started intermittent fasting(I'll make a post one day!). So breakfast was a huge difference and I felt like I had to force myself to eat it. Lunch time came around and I was pretty darn hungry and after eating it didn't satisfy me though I was 50% full I'd say. Water and tea curbed my hunger till dinner which got me so full. 1 cup of ice cream is a lot man.

Day 2 Experience:
This morning I weighed at 124.8lbs. Breakfast was alright. I am not a fan of cottage cheese, at all. I had to force it. I recall there being substitutes but I didn't bother. For dinner I was quite satisfied, though I skipped out on the banana until later on because I knew if I felt hungry I could still eat that.

Day 3 Experience:
Dropped to 124 on the dot. I liked the crackers and cheese, and ate the apple later on. Lunch.. was sad and dinner was so freaking sad. Surprisingly I wasn't hungry although the entire day I never felt full or satfisied.

Then I did this the next week as well.
During my off days I ate relatively healthy, but I did go out to eat a few meals because food loves me.



RESULTS
the most relative point.

I lost 3lbs in a week of doing this. Before doing the diet I weighed in at 125 lbs standing at 5'4''. A friend who I doing this with lost 8 lbs in a week. And tbh, we ate out for dinner on the four off days LOL not good. I'm continuing this for a little while longer as I am also doing it to support my friend(moral support). It isn't crazy but is quite doable and in a way it helped me to control my craving for carbs and pastries.

So there you have it!
If you want to try this out, please do your own research beforehand and make sure that it won't have a negative on your health. I didn't feel hungry or deprived but I wouldn't be surprised if someone could get a little light headed from this.



Take care,

January 28, 2015

NOTW + Winterize You Nails

Been really into this shade of purple lately!



In some parts of the world, winter is here. In other parts, winter just ended. I'm in the latter. But I know that during the winter our nails tend to crack and you are just not as into the bright and lively colors on your nails anymore.

So here's a little way on how to winterize your nails!

For the whole care and health aspect, here are some good tips from Julep to keep your nails in good condition during the colder months.

Usually, I like darker colors with lighter toned down accents during the cold months because it's slightly calming. Also, with shorter nails, I always like having them squared and rounded or almond shaped when they are long(it helps in them not breaking I find).

Here are some color picks from Juleps nail polish line:


Really, you can have fun with any color and style regardless of the weather, so wear what you want and rock it all day every day ;)

January 27, 2015

PLATFORMS and HEELS {Lovelyshoes.net Review}

This was my second time making an order from lovelyshoes.net. I purchased 3 different items this time though because I couldn't choose between them!

Here is what I got:

Like, ermagerd. I knew I was getting these right when my eyeballs held sight of them. They are preciousss! I've been in love with platforms because of the fact that they can deliver height and comfort in one shot! The white ones got me instantly as I'm a sucker for lace. As for the black ones, I thought they were really edgy so scooped them up. The heels looked perfect for accenting an outfit. I thought these heels give the chic and stylish look without leabing behind the feminine side. Really, studs are another obsession of mine and with teal? I'm done. GAME OVER. GG.

BLACK LACE UP PLATFORMS - LINK


WHITE LACE PLATFORMS - LINK


STUDDED CHIC HEELS - LINK


Here's a quick summary review of the shoes.

SIZE + COMFORT
I wear a 7US so I picked sizes 38 because Asian sizes do run smaller and I would rather risk them being big rather than small. Comfort was amazing for the platforms. I didn't realize how comfy they were! And height + comfort is killer good. As for the heels, they definitely aren't the most comfortable, a bit still especially where my toes are. But breaking them in would help.

QUALITY
Platforms > heels. I have nothing bad to say about the platforms. The heels quality was expected considering the price and where it's from.

Overall, I was in love with all three from this order.

Here is the cost breakdown of my entire order if any of you were wondering:
Yes, the shipping is a turn off and is ridiculous. BUT it is FEDEX which gets your package to you in 3-5 days. Was there a cheaper shipping option? Sadly, no.

I noticed that if I wanted to order just one item the option of china airmail was possible as they send packages only under 2KG. But for item shipping was going to be about $17 already so I thought I might as well get all three in one shot. Either way, the total for each pair would come to about $35 anyways. Not bad at all.

I hope you guys find this helpful. I mean, before getting these I ransacked google for reviews and couldn't find any on platform shoes. I have come across sites that sell them but not in the styles I like.



Till then,

January 21, 2015

Outfit: Trinity Styles x Cardigan

I love cardigans. You can wear a simple outfit and make it look complete by throwing one on! And there are so many styles out there to choose from. So where I am, the weather has been warming up so thick jackets aren't a must anymore. You can get away with a nice warm cardigan :)



In this post I'm wearing a cardigan from Trinity Styles and honestly... it is actually a type of cardigan style that I'd never catch myself wearing. You see, I'm not into that fluffy and cute look on myself. Though I do love soft and fluffy this style wasn't my type. But I went for it and guess what. I've been wearing it a lot because of how darn soft and warm it is! Also, depending on how you put the outfit together, you can get a different feel for the cardigan itself. So I'm skipping the cute look.



There are other items and clothing from Trinity Styles and if you would like to check it out feel free to shop around with the code CHRISTINA to get 5% off your order. They have a Facebook where you can find more of what they carry as well.



December 18, 2014

STUDS n GOLD

It's been such a long time since I've blogged. 

So much has happened since and I'd say that things got so ridiculously busy. Regular blogging isn't going to be a thing for me now. However, I'll find a way to keep it updated from time to time at least, most likely with photos or anything related to the overall theme of this blog!

Main point of this post is to share a nail design using cool little studs and decorations.

Navy blue with gold accents.


There were three different decorative designs used and they are listed below in order of what is shown in the picture!



The little gold accents are all from bornprettystore and for anyone interested in shopping there...
Imma drop the code right here for 10% off ;)

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October 3, 2014

NAILS NAILS NAILS

The last nail post was a review of some nail wraps/stickers from BornPrettyStore and so will this post! 
But instead of nail wraps, these are more focused on the manicure look :) Plus one water decal.


First off, I'll start off with a nail water decal. If you have no idea what that is, to put it simply, it's like a temporary tattoo but for your nails. The link to the product also has a video showing how to apply it.
But for my nails, here is the result I got ^^

Link:

Next up are manicure nail stickers! I'm really into floral designs as you can tell. Each of these last a good week if not longer, and are removed just like regular nail polish.
Link:



BTW, they are holding the event "win Prize-Vote for your favorite BornPretty Design Templates" 

You can get more details here:http://www.bornprettystore.com/vote.php 


If any of you would like to order anything from BornPrettyStore, here's a DC for you to use at the checkout! 

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Have fun prettying up your nails :)

August 6, 2014

ARIEL'S SISTER {Jerome Russell x Beyond the Zone}

So I got my hair did.

It was a black to ash blonde ombre and the blonde got brassy as heck. I originally wanted a red ombre and that was the reason why I bleached my hair in the first place. But I liked the blonde!

So I got semi-permanent dye to test out the waters.
And here is the result!


 The color is a deeper plum in person. But the camera cannot capture it >:( This is how bright it'd typically be in sunlight.

I got Jerome Russell in Purple and Beyond the Zone in Crimson Storm.

The smell of both dyes are delish. Can something smell pretty? LOL Because these do. The purple dye smalls like edible grape gum.

The color is pretty and noticeable all along the ombre, from the dark to lightened areas.

The dyes will fade gradually after each wash(5-28 washes) and maybe I'll get a permanent wine red done after :)

BEFORE reference photo:


How I did it:
I got this color by mixing the two. But it turned out too pink so I did another round with just the purple and this was the result! I only covered the blonde areas going above it by only an inch or so. It's ridiculously pretty and I want it to stay forever. I'll see how long it will last and how the color will stay on. I love it :')

July 24, 2014

ADDICTED to Nail Stickers!

I'm late on trying nail stickers. I've always liked the idea of how easy they are but never come across any I liked in stores. BornPrettyStore sent me three to try and I think I'm addicted.


Two of these(the blue floral one and oriental painting one) were more like water decals. Meaning that you soak them in water and they come off as a film that you then put on your nail and apply top coat. More finicky, yes.

First is this super pretty floral one!
I thought it would be too much to have all my nails with this sticker so I did it selectively and it turned out very nicely.
Link: http://www.bornprettystore.com/12pcs-nail-water-decals-transfer-stickers-charming-lily-peony-pattern-p-14974.html

Second is the oriental painting nail sticker.
Unlike the one above, these are like tiny stickers and does not cover your entire nail. I had already painted a white base color before applying them.
Link: http://www.bornprettystore.com/nail-water-decals-transfers-sticker-stylish-feather-flower-bird-pattern-sheet-g044k222-p-13695.html

Lastly, is my fave!
These are the LEGIT nail stickers y'all. You literally just peel them off, stick them on your nails and paint a coat of clear polish(optional). The result looks amazing, like you had gel nails done at a salon. I was also obsessed with the design <3 p="">
Link: http://www.bornprettystore.com/14pcs-full-nail-sticker-nostalgic-effiel-tower-pretty-floral-patterned-p-12031.html


 Great thing about all of these is that there isn't any waiting time for them to dry, it's easy and they all live up to what they claim - they last 7 days. Removal is just like regular nail polish and the designs are intricate and detailed without the $$$ and effort. Plus for me.

BornPrettyStore has a TON of different designs for very cheap prices so you guys could check it out! Some of these designs get sold pretty quick so take your pick.

 Click the link for their nail art:
http://www.bornprettystore.com/nail-c-268.html

10% off code: EZB10



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