Sunday, October 28, 2012

My Halloween Costume for 2012

This is what my Halloween costume for this year is going to be. It is inspired by Girls' Generation aka SNSD "The Boys,". My costume is mostly and mainly inspired by the members Sooyoung, Hyoyeon, and Yoona the most. Mine is not exactly like them, but I try my best to be as similar as possible.







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HAPPY HALLOWEEN everyone!!!......

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Haul: Mac, Sephora, Bath & Body Works & Lush

I haven't been paying much attention to MAC latest collections lately, but I got a few products from a few of their latest collections, the Marilyn Monroe Collection and Glamour Daze Holiday collection. MAC Marilyn Monroe Collection
Mac Glamour Daze Collection
Mac Cosmetics: Marilyn Monroe Large Eyeshadows- Showgirl Marilyn Monroe Lipsticks- Charm I'm Sure and Love Goddess Marilyn Monroe Nail Lacquers- Kid Orange Glamour Daze Lipglass- Deliciously Demure Glamour Daze Lipstick- Glamourdaze Glamour Daze Powder Blushes- I'm the One and Small Vanity Glamour Daze Extra Dimension Eyeshadows- Divine Blue, Evening Grey, Round Midnight, and Stolen Moment Sephora:
Sephora CollectioN Super Nourishing Lip Balm- I've bought two of these to stock up, since I've only hear good reviews about it. It is limited edition. Bath & Body Works:
Anti-Bacterial Gentle Foaming Hand Soaps- Winter Spice&Vanilla, Japanese Cherry Blossom, Warm Vanilla Sugar, Fresh Picked Lemon, Iced Gingerbread, Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin, Vanilla Bean Noel, Twisted Peppermint, Holly Berry Wreath, Candy Cane Bliss, and Carribean Escape
Anti-Bacterial Sanitizing Hand Gels- Twisted Peppermint, Japanese Cherry Blossom, and Summer Escape(these are great for at home in your room if you are too lazy like me, to wash your hand with water) Lush:
Tisty Tosty Bath Bomb
Pink Bath Bomb
Cinders Bath Bomb
The Comforter Bubble Bar
Dorothy Bubble Bar
Gingerbread House Bubble Bar

Monday, October 15, 2012

izzysbeautyshoppe.com Haul

Christian Dior Eye Designer Eye Makeup Palette(limited edition)
Estee Lauder High Gloss Ultra Brilliance- Jewel, Honey, Blush, Flamingo, Amethyst
Anna Sui Double Cheek Duo Color- Healthy Orange and Pinkish Yellow
Chanel Le Vernish Color- Coromandel, Particuliere, Inattendu, Violette, Perle Jade Rose, Peridot, Delight, Holiday, and Dragon
Clinique Long Last Glosswear SPF 15- Fire Berry, Clearly Pink, Brandy Twist, Juicy Apple, and Mystic
Lancome Genifique Repair Youth Activating Night Cream
Lancome Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate
Lancome Genifique Eye
Chanel Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colours- Avante Garde and Magnolia
OPI Nail Lacquers- Gargantuan Green Grape, Under the Apple Tree, Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous, William Tell Me About OPI, Malaysian Mist, Royal Flush Blush, Chapel of Love, Honk If You Love OPI, A-Taupe the Space, Thanks a WindMillion and It's My Year

3 Reasons Why I Love What I Love

This is going to be a little fun post that I will be talking and listing out three reasons why I love three valuables.
Family: 1.) I've grew up with these people in my family. 2.) They are the only people that I can trust 100%. 3.) The only people that will love me just as much as I love myself.
Internet: 1.) Can google about anything! 2.) Know what is going on around the globe. 3.) Get to interact.
Korean-Pop: 1.) Choreography are outstanding. 2.) Entertaining to watch idols so in synch with their dance and voice. 3.) Has the best fashion style!

How to Style Sweater Dresses!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Worth the Price High End/ Expensive Skincare Products

These are just the high end expensive products that I've tried that I guarantee will work for the MAJORITY of the people. I have combination oily skin, so most of these products leans more toward girls with my skin type. Lets get started.

Cleanser- Bioderma Sensibio H20 aka Bioderma Crealine H20(price varies, if you live in the US you can get it only through Amazon since it is a French brand)

Exfoliator- Be Fine Exfoliating Cleanser

Toner- Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3

Moisturizer- Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

Moisturizer w/ SPF- Dior Diorsnow UV Shield White Reveal Moisturizing UV Protection SPF 50 PA+++

Day Cream- Estee Lauder DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Oil-Free Creme SPF 25

Night Cream- Dior Diorsnow D-NA Reverse White Reveal Night Concentrate

Serum- Estee Lauder Adanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex

Eye Cream- SK-II Signature Eye Cream

I didn't get the price of any of the products, but if they interest you, you can go to Nordstrom website where most of the products can be found to check the price. If not, than you can google the product's company website on Google. I'm pretty sure you can find most, if not all of the products on Nordstrom. I am in a hurry, but I just want to get this up and over with. Thank you!

Drugstore/Inexpensive Skincare Products

This is going to be all about skincare products from the drugstore or is just inexpensive products that I have tried that stands out among its kind. This is aiming mostly toward combination-oily skin people, because I have oily skin. And one more thing, the prices for every products may vary from stores to cities.

Cleanser- Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser For Normal to Oily Skin($9.47)

Exfoliator- St. Ives Blemish & Blackhead Control Apricot Scrub($3.49)

Toner- L'Oreal HydraFresh Toner Alcohol-Free($6.99)

Moisturizer w/out SPF for Acne- Neutrogena Rapid Clear Acne Defense Face Lotion($6.99)

Regular Moisturizer w/out SPF- Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture Combination Skin($9.99)

Regular Moisturizer w/ SPF- Clean & Clear FINISHES Pore Perfecting Moisturizer Oil-Free SPF15($7)

Mask- Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque ($3.79)

Spot Treatment- Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment($7.49)

The only categories that I could think of that I skipped are eye cream, night cream, and day cream. This is just because I haven't tired any drugstore or inexpensive creams. For creams, I really invest in those since they are about wrinkles and I do not want wrinkles. So I would suggest to invest in a really good cream even if they are like $50+. It is totally worth it for long-term effect.

Worth the Price High End/ Expensive Products

I just did the drugstore version of this post, so if you're interested check it out. Prices may vary from stores and cities. Lets get started!

Face Primer: Smashbox Photofinish Foundation Primer Light ($36)

Powder Foundation: MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation ($27)

Liquid Foundation: Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker Serum Foundation($42)

Cream Foundation: Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Fresh & Hydrating Cream Compact Makeup SPF 15($58)

BB Cream: Lioele Triple the Solution BB Cream SPF 30 PA++(most range from $17-$28)

Tinted Moisturizer: Benefit You Rebel lite(($30)

Concealer: Cle de Peau Beaute Concealer($70) good for everything:blemishes and eyes

Setting Powder: Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder($32)

Bronzer: Benefit Cosmetics Hoola($28)

Powder Blush: Illamasqua Powder Blusher($26)

Cream Blush: Stila Convertible Color($26)

Highlighter: Benefit Cosmetics High Beam($26)

Eye Primer: Too Faced Shadow Insurance($18)

Pencil Eyeliner: Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner($20)

Liquid Eyeliner: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner($18)

Gel Liner: Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Liner($22)


Mascara: any Majolica Majorca Mascara(usually $25)

Eyebrow Powder: Anastastia Beverly Hills Duo Brow Powder($22)

Eyebrow Gel: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel($21)

Lip Balm: Jack Black($7.50)

Lip Liner: NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencils($24)

Lipstick: NARS Lipsticks($24)

Lipgloss: Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer($29.50)

Lip Stain: Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tints($24)

Setting Sprays: Skindinavia($19-$39) and Model in a Bottle($18)

I might do a skincare products version of this makeup version. For both drugstore and high end department stores skincare products. So watch out for that!

Giveaway Suggestions?

The title is pretty self explanatory by itself. I am doing a giveaway soon when I have enough suggestions as my gifts to one or two of you guys as an early Christmas present from me. Just for being a follower of mine from both this blogspot and twitter. I will have a few days time span for suggestions. So hurry up to either comments me on this blog post or my twitter account which is @SaikaHyomi I can't wait to see all of you guys' suggestions. I prefer it to be something beauty related or book related, since I really like books. And part of this blogspot is dedicated to books.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Worth the Price Drugstore/Inexpensive Makeup

Hello beauties! Even though drugstores makeup are inexpensive, but for a whole face of makeup, they can really adds up to a large amount of money. This post will be all about drugstore and inexpensive makeup that I personally think are worth the price. Lets get started!

Face Primer: L'Oreal Studio Secrets Professional Secret No.1 Magic Perfecting Base($12.99 price may vary)

Foundation: L'Oreal True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup($12.95 price may vary)

Concealer(for scars and pimples): Maybelline SuperStay 24 Hour Concealer($7.99 price may vary)

Concealer(for dark circles): Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer($8.99 price may vary)

Concealer(for under eyes puffiness): Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller($12.99 price may vary)

Setting Powder: Maybelline Oil Control Translucent Pressed Powder($4.99 price may vary)

Bronzer: New York Color Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder($2.99 price may vary)

Blush: NYX Cream Blushes($6.99 price may vary) and NYX Powder Blushes($5.99 price may vary)

Highlighter: Boots No7 Highlights Illuminating Lotion($12.99 price may vary)

Eye Primer: ELF Mineral Eye Lid Primer($3 price may vary)

Pencil Eyeliner: Maybelline Eye Studio Master Drama Eyeliner($7.99 price may vary)

Liquid Eyeliner: L'Oreal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner($7.94 price may vary)

Gel/Cream Eyeliner: L'Oreal HIP Color Truth Cream Eyeliner($8 price may vary)

Mascara: Covergirl LashBlast Waterproof Mascara($8.99 price may vary)

Eyebrow Powder: ELF Eyebrow Kit($3 price may vary)

Eyebrow Gel: ELF Wet Gloss Lash & Brow Clear Mascara($1)

Lip Balm: Nivea A Kiss of Smoothness Hydrating Lip Care SPF 10($2.99 price may vary)

Lip Liner: Rimmel London Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Stay On Lip Liner Pencil($3.19 price may vary)

Lipstick: Revlon SuperLustrous Lipsticks($6.99 price may vary)

Lip Gloss: Revlon Colorburst Lipglosses($7.49 price may vary)

Lip Stain: Revlon Just Bitten Lipstains + Balm($8.99 price may vary)

Setting Spray: ELF Studio Makeup Mist & Set($3 price may vary)

I skipped a few categories like tinted moisturizer and bb cream, because I feel like there aren't
any good drugstore or inexpensive ones. Bye!

Current Favorite Beauty Products & Food!

Okay, so these are just items that I have been enjoying since July and I am still loving them right now. Warning: I have a lot, lot. Lets get started.

Makeup:
17 Mirror Shine On Lipstick- Beehive
Revlon Super Lustrous Creme Lipstick- Peach Me
Rain Cosmetics GLAM Lipstick- Penthouse
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipglosses- Peony, Strawberry, Bordeaux, Hot Pink, and Bellini
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters- Cherry Tart, Tutti Frutti, Creamsicle, Fig Jam and Red Velvet
Revlon Photoready Cream Blush- Coral Reef and Flushed
Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer- Radiant
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer- Fair
The Face Shop Face It Aqua Tinted BB Cream in 01 Light Beige
TT Paris Diamond BB Cream
L'oreal True Match Healthy Luminous Makeup SPF 20- Porcelain/Light Ivory
FANCL Creamy Eye Color Bases- White, Pink, Ivory
wet n wild color icon eyeshadow collection palettes- Petal Pusher, Pride, Sparkle 'Til Morning, Comfort Zone and Vanity(i've been loving both colorful colors and neutral colors lately)
The Face Shop You & Eyes eyeshadows in general
Etude House Oh' my eye line in Grey and Brown
Clinique high impact mascara- 01 Black
ELF Warm Bronzer
Sulwhasoo Silran Compact in No.1 (limited edition)
Coreana Bichigain Hongyunjin Makeup Base
Join SCF Pen Eyeliner in Peal White
FANCL Moisture Rouge Palettes- Velure Red and Topaz
The Face Shop Face It Whitening Makeup Base SPF 30

Skincare/Body Products:
Acne UV Block for Face SPF 40
Christian Dior UV Shield BB Cream SPF 50
Skinfood Gold Apple Hand Balm
Trikeel Facial Absorbent Paper
ISME Herbal Facial Peel-Off Mask for Whiten and Clear Skin
Clean & Clear active clear Set(from Thai)
SK-II Facial Treatment UV Protection
SK-II Signature Eye Cream
SK-II Advanced Eye Treatment Film
The Face Shop Soul Sweet Blossom Perfume
Nivea Extra Whitening Anti-Perspirant

Nail Polishes:
OPI Got The Blues For Red
MAC Styleseeker
OPI Brights Power
China Glaze Agro
NARS Back Room
NARS Superstar
Chanel Blue Satin
Chanel Vertigo
Essie Wicked
Essie Nothing Else Metals

Clothes/Accessories:
ankle booties
Asian style backpacks
high-low top
peter-pan style top
high-waisted shorts
sweater dress
cardigans
Food:
Pretzels
Nature Valley Granola Bars
Pop Tart
Coconut Water
Orange Chicken
Grapes
Fiber Bars

Songs:
U-Kiss "Stop Girl"
T-Ara "Day by Day" and "Sexy Love"
Girls' Generation "Chocolate Love", "Oscar", "Let It Rain", and "Paparazzi"
Adele "He Won't Go"
EXO-M "History"
PSY "Gangnam Style"

These are all of my favorites from July and till now. I will continue to love them of course.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Online Book Haul!

Hello lovelies! If you are a bookworm like me, than you have come to the right place. Today will be a huge online book haul that I ordered 14 days ago. I believe that it was from England. If it was anywhere in the US or Canada the shipping would've been faster than this. I got every books for about three pounds or less, so a US dollar equivalent would be around $5. They are all use books, but the condition of them are awesome compare to regular use books that you wouldn't have ordered from http://www.awesomebooks.com Yes, I ordered every books from the website awesomebooks.com So if you want a fairly good quality books, but not "new", check it out if you have time to spare!

1.) The first book that I got is "Hex Hall," by Rachel Hawkins. This is a book about a school for witches, shape shifting, and fairies. I'm really excited to read this, I've heard a lot about this series.

2.) Then I got "Amy & Roger's Epic Detour," by Morgan Matson. The text is quite small in this book, but it have a lot of breaks where they have lists and photos like scrapbook effects. I'm really excited to read this.

3.) Next I got "Sisters Red" and "Sweetly," both are by Jackson Pearce. They're both a fairy tale retelling books in a fairy-tale inspired books series. "Sisters Red" is the first in the series following up with "Sweetly," the second book in the series. This will just be a good and easy books to just read since fall and winter is here soon.

4.) Then I ordered "The Luxe", "Rumors", "Envy", and "Splendor," by Anna Godberson. They all comes with a really good-pristine hardcover for 2 pounds 50 or something. They are all the first books in the "The Luxe" series. I am most excited to read these four, because they are the kind of books I lean more toward out of the books that I bought in this order.

5.) Now this next book that I ordered was based off of it's cover, because it looks super cute. And I know they said not to judge a book by its cover, but I totally did that for this book. It is "Raspberry Crush," by Jill Winters. I just bought it off of the cover since it looks like a chick-flick book I would like.

6.) Next I bought "Rogue Herries," by Hugh Walpole. I read a summary of this book, so it is in the Herries Chronicle book series and it is the first of the series. It basically has everything from balls and weddings to witches, romance and murder. I am very excited to read this just like all of the other books that I bought.

7.) The next book that I bought is kind of like the typical love story where the main guy is in the Navy as a pilot. But somehow, there is that one thing to it that makes me very attractive and sad to read. It is described as a captivating love story. The book is called "On Wings of the Morning," by Barbara Delinsky.

8.) This next book that I bought is "Mistress of Rome," by Kate Quinn. And I've watched a ton of movies about ancient Rome that has very similar storyline to this book. Although somehow there is that little attraction(i guess) in me that the books attract me to.

9.) Second to last book that I got is "At the Playboy's Pleasure," by Kim Lawrence. I really like the storyline overall about a playboy and a girl name Lucy. It's kind of hard for me to explain this book, so just go look it up yourself if you are interested. It's a pretty short novel.

10.) The last novel that I ordered from awesomebooks is "Fast Courting," by Barbara Delinsky. For this book, both the storyline and cover attracts me. The cover just looks very nature, fresh, and just my taste. To give you a brief summary of the novel it is basically about a female magazine writer that has to do interviews with the top eligible bachelors and of course, one of them is the main guy. And the story goes on from there.

That is the end to this pretty big book haul! Live happy and stay healthy everyone. Don't catch the cold!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Hygiene Products Haul



I hit up a local Walgreens today and got a bag full of "hygiene" products. I love smelling good and feeling fresh and clean, so if you are like me, this is the right post for you. And one weird random fact about me is that I uses all of my hygiene products up about the same time, so whenever I go buy them; I always get a bag full of products and at first it was awkward at the checkout. Now I am use to buying a bunch of hygiene products at the same time.

Listerine Soft Mint Antiseptic Mouthwash- I've been using the Scope mouthwash for years now, so I wanted to try something new. I decided to get this particular mouthwash, because Listerine is a really good and well-known brand for its mouthwash. This is one of reason why I bought it, but the greater cause was that I wanted something that was a bit stronger than the Scope mouthwash that is in my control for me to handle it.

REACH Deep Clean Floss(icy mint texturized floss)- I also been using the Scope floss for years now as well, so I wanted to try an alternative as well. So I decided to buy this REACH floss since everyone in my family uses it and I was seriously like the only one that uses the Scope floss.

REACH Access Flosser- This product basically suppose to be a floss for your teeth in the back. For some people it is easy for them to floss the back of their teeth, but for me it is one of the most difficult thing ever. When I saw this it automatically jumped into my basket. It comes with a disposable snap-on heads in three different flavors. The flavor that I bought is Fresh Mint Crystals. I love my mouth to smell like fresh mint if you didn't notice that everything I bought so far are in some type of mint flavor. Btw, the extra snap-on heads comes in a pack of 3 in the same flavor.

FDS Feminine Deodorant Spray Extra Strength- There are deodorant for every type of body odor, but every girl needs a feminine deodorant for their vaginal area. And I'm sorry that I might offend anyone, but every girl seriously have their own personal smell in the "down there" area. I admit it myself that I do have a smell, but it is definitely in control. And for those of you that doesn't know, your own smell is definitely stronger to you than it is to anybody else. If you want to know how to use any of the products that I bought, you can search it on Google yourself. It feels a bit awkward for me to explain all of them to you all.

Summer's Eve Body Powder- This is a powder that is like the baby powder that is design to prevent moisture from building up odor. If you didn't know, moisture is a huge cause of why sometime your down there smells.

Dr. Scholl's Odor Destroyers Foot Deodorant Spray- Speaking of deodorant, I also bought this foot deodorant. And just like any other deodorant, it is suppose to put control on your foot odor so that it won't smell so terrible. I know of this particular spray because of my friend Tayon. She also uses foot deodorant spray as well. I don't have a strong feet odor and I rarely get them, but I do get them if I am out wearing shoes everyday and it's any type of shoes whether it's flip flops to boots. So I seriously need this for those days.

Vagisil Anti-Itch Creme(regular strength)- Yes, I know that I uses a lot of products to keep my down there clean and fresh, and here is another one of them. I sometime get itchy down there, so I uses this creme and I've been using it for years and nothing bad has happen to me at least. So I will be continuing to keep using this, because when i itch, it stops it.

Vagisil Feminine Wash pH Balanced(light and fresh)- One of the other things that I use to keep my down there clean to cleanse down there 2-3 times a week with a feminine wash. I picked this one because Vagisil is a really good brand for feminine products. And it was a buy two get one dollar off deal, so I thought that hey why not buy two. This is a fairly new product I guess since it says "new" on the bottle. Before this I had always uses the Summer's Eve brand, but this one had a better deal and I don't think that there will be any huge different between these two brands since their both leading brands for feminine products.

Summer's Eve Cleansing Cloths for Sensitive Skin, Simply Sensitive- I believe that no girl should use any harsh products on her down there area, so I tries my best to look for feminine products that are meant for sensitive skin. And my all time favorite feminine wipes for down there is this Summer's Eve wipes. I like to use it when I am on my menstrual cycle or just whenever I am not feeling so clean and fresh down there.

Always Wipes-to-Go Individual Wipes- Now that I've bought this wipe and the Summer's Eve, I could just bring one of this Always wipes with me wherever I go. Then, I won't have to carry a whole pack of feminine wipes with me everywhere. And for the Summer's Eve, I will just leave it in my bathroom for me to use at home.

Instyle Fragrances Designer Mist Sheer Body Mist for Women- This is design to be a cheaper alternative for the Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy perfume. I personally love the Viva La Juicy perfume very much, but cheaper is a better deal. And I haven't used it yet since I just bought it today, but so far as the packaging is very cute and sleek.

Okay, that was everything that I bought at Walgreens today.