New Urban Decay Cream Shadows


These new gel- based cream shadows from Urban Decay are simply amazing. The colors are absolutely insane...from the brightest blues and deep emerald greens to more natural shades, there is something for everyone.
What they are...

Urban Decay Cream Shadow channels the sex appeal of the 70's and the science of today. Whipped to perfection, each shimmering shade dries to a weightless layer of color that will not crease, fade, or hide in fine lines. Unlike most cream shadows, the gel-based formula features silicone technology, allowing time to blend, correct, and smudge. Once dry, shadow is light and as flexible as your own skin. -Sephora.com


I tried every single one of them and the colors are quite impressive. They are $17 each and there are 12 shades to choose from. I purchased two, Whipped (a peachy gold) and Delinquent (a deep, but bright purple). I have a feeling I'll be back for Radium (yep, the same gorgeous blue as the liquid liner) and Grass (a bright emerald).

Delinquent and Whipped:
I love the packaging. The wand is a doe-foot applicator. Or, you can apply by squeezing product directly from the tube. (Why can't they make the Primer Potion in a larger container like this??)

Swatches:

(blended in a little)

Man Fashion: Golf Clothing for Men

Lately, I'm addicted to a new sport. Yes, golf, and to my surprise, this game is more challenging that what I thought and see! I believe some of the golfers do agree with me. In the past few weeks, I have spent most of my time searching for golf apparels, golf clubs and related accessories that are fashionable and yet within my budget.

Of course it is not difficult to find golf apparels in the market, which you find such golf apparels in almost every sports shop. There are also specialty stores for sports gear. Some retail shops and department stores even have their own sports sections where you can easily access golf apparels.
But to get the apparels that you like and suit you, it is important know some insider tips. :)

So in this weekend, I thought of share with you some of the basic buying guides for golf clothing.

1. Find the Right Fit

People who are fortunate enough to be born with nice bodies can easily get golf apparels in the right fit. More often than not, they can wear the ones displayed with the mannequin models. However, if you do not have the same case, then it is crucial that you be cautious of the sizes and styles of the golf apparel you buy.

Mike Weir chose a black undershirt with his two-tone golf shirt.

Be sure that the clothes you get are in your size. Fit them first before purchasing them. If you can freely move with the apparel then it is a right fit to you. If you did not find a golf apparel that fits your measurement, then it is best to buy the one that is one size larger than your measurement and have it altered.

Sergio Garcia played the final round in a bright green Adidas polo shirt with a white mock turtleneck beneath.

2. Choose according to Your Taste

There are many choices when it comes to golf apparels. Many stores for sporting goods can give you wide selection for your golf apparel. Thus, it is best to browse through the different stores and pick the item that best suits your taste and sense of fashion. You must be comfortable enough to the item that you will wear. For men, the basic golf apparel is a combination of a nice golf shirt with comfortable golf pants. Women can choose to wear golf skirts or pants with their golf shirts.

Tiger Woods had his own two-tone approach: a camel-colored Nike sweater over a tight, long-sleeved white mock turtleneck.

3. The Right Golf Shirt for Men

The best top to wear when you play your game is the golf shirt. This shirt is usually made of cotton to ensure comfort in the course, although some can be made of different materials. The golf shirt is collared, T-shaped and has slits on the bottom sides. Some golf shirts provide an extra pocket. You can pick among the different brand names for your golf shirt. There are also all sorts of color to choose from.

Men and women need to find the right golf tee for playing. Get the measurement of your chest and shoulder area to ensure that you get the right size. Make sure that the shoulder seams of the shirt falls squarely to the shoulder joints. Be sure to fit the golf shirts too. Try moving your arms around as you do the fitting. You need room for mobility. However, buying a loose shirt will also have its disadvantages. A proper fit should be aimed for.

4. The Right Golf Shoes for Men

There is a lot of walking involved in the golf game. Thus you need the right golf shoes to provide the support needed by the feet. It is very crucial that you know the right size that fits your feet. Be sure also that your choice of golf shoe support the type of arch in your feet. This way the golf shoes can give you the maximum comfort as you walk.

5. The Right Golf Pants for Men

You must know your waist and hip measurements when buying your golf pants or skirts. Keep in mind that the fit is a crucial factor. The length of the pants should also fit right. It should be made of materials that will allow easy bending for the legs. It must not be tight-fitting.


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The Story Of Greedy And Pok-Pok

Yes well, we have two new pets, their names are Greedy and Pok-Pok...and, well, they're chickens. Or better yet, we had two new pets, until they escaped from rehab this morning, a.k.a. our empty swiming pool. But we're not worried, Greedy and Pok-Pok are stuipid, they'll come back. They've done it before, like the time I chaught them in the house and beat the cacca out of them (I mean literally), they still came back.
You see, Greedy and Pok-Pok seem to be wild chickens.
We don't know that for sure, but they have been invading our garden for the past months and apparently the whole neighborhood too. Harahumph!
So yeseterday morning, I walk into the kitchen and Eman's like, "We chaught the chickens we chaught the chickens!"
I was like "whatever", till Jordan told me the same thing, and I saw Greedy and Pok-Pok in a box right there in the kitchen. Oh yay! Now we have chickens and cats!
They were christend by Eman a few hours later, who seems to have taken onto himself the role of Godfather. Greedy is short and fat, Pok-Pok is tall and skinny and like's jumping (if you go on Mishu's blog, we have viedo footage). we keept them in the box all day and feed them a few crusts of bread until throwing them in the pool for bedtime and exercise.
And well, this morning they were gone.
But they'll be back.
Greedy is always hungry.
P.S. True story.

Cascading Curls

Technology: Tech-Savvy House Paint

You might wonder what Tech Savvy House Paint got to do with Fashion? You are absolutely right, there is no linkage either be direct or indirectly. I'm just side track a bit today, to talk about this unique invention. Hey, what about Men fashion from Milan Fashion Week? I'll definitely continue after this! :)

A team of University of Tokyo scientists headed up by Shin-ichi Ohkoshi have invented a paint that can block high-frequency electromagnetic waves--specifically, those given off by high-speed wireless signals.


One of the most irritating aspects of wireless Internet access is the question of the best way to secure it. After all, anyone who’s ever ‘borrowed’ Internet from a neighbor or local business knows how simple it is. Such a paint is a simple and inexpensive solution to the issue of Internet security.

There have been other wave blockers previously invented, but PC World says that the paint invented by the University of Tokyo team of scientists uses a brand-new aluminum-iron oxide that is capable of blocking waves with a frequency almost four times higher than any other blocker in existence.

So if you are worry about the wireless security in the past, this is the solution just right for you.

Source: pcworld

MAC Eye Shadow Palettes

Hey guys! I get a lot of questions about my MAC eye shadow palettes that I use in my tutorials so I figured this would be the best way for you all to see them and how I organize them. These are all my palettes that I use on myself. No kit stuff here. (I just really love eye shadows ok? haha) I really just organize them in a way that makes sense for me. Also, not all of them are full...I kind of have a phobia of filling them up! ...because then there's no room for more! :) Gotta' have room to grow right??

Labeled from left to right, top row to bottom row.
Colors followed by a * are my favorites :)
Colors followed by a (P) are Pro colors

Blues
Top Row: Nile, Moon's Reflection, Vellum*, Tilt*, Sky Blue(P)
Middle: Cobalt (P), Atlantic Blue*(P), empty, Freshwater, Electric Eel
Bottom: Nehru*, Meet the Fleet, Contrast*, Flashtrack, Blue Flame


Teals/Aquas
Top: Warm Chill, Surreal*, Aqua(P), Aquadisiac*
Middle: Kelly*(P), Steamy, Teal blue (P), Parrot*
Bottom: Newly Minted, empty, Gulf Stream, Cool Heat


Greens
Top: Sumptuous Olive, Juxt*, Bitter, Pagan, empty
Middle: Flourishing, Humid*, Bio Green(P), Swimming*, Lime(P)
Bottom: Club, Plumage, Bottle Green*(P), empty, empty


Browns
Top: Soft Brown*, Patina, Cork, Warming Trend, empty, Honesty*
Middle: Folie, Swiss Chocolate, Bronze, Satin Taupe*, empty, Honey Lust
Bottom: Embark*, Handwritten, Mineral, Mystery*, Brun, Soba*


Highlights/Nudes
Top: Blanc Type*, Yogurt, Shroom, Dazzlelight*, Sunday Best*
Middle: Vanilla*, Brule, Phloof, Ricepaper*, Vanilla
Bottom: Mylar*, Bisque, Solar White, Naked Lunch*, All that Glitters


Purples(1)
Top: Crystal, Digit*, Beautiful Iris*, Plum(P), Vex
Middle: Parfait Amour*, Poison Pen, Lilac Touch, Shale*, Illegal Cargo
Bottom: Climate Blue, Graphology*, Indian Ink(P), Signed Sealed, Blackberry*


Purples(2)
Top: Trax*, Stars 'n' Rockets, empty
Middle: Sketch*, Hepcat, Creme de Violet*
Bottom: Beauty Marked, Vibrant Grape*(P), Fig.1


Blacks/Grays/Whites
Top: Apres-Ski, Copperplate*, French Grey, Electra, Arctic Grey
Middle: Typographic, Print*, empty, Knight Divine, White Frost
Bottom: Carbon*, Mont Black, empty, Cloudburst, Crystal Avalanche


Reds/Pinks
Top: Pen 'n' Pink, Sweet Lust*, Pink Freeze, Wintersky
Middle: Soft Flower, Sushi Flower, empty, empty
Bottom: Post Haste*, Passionate, Cranberry, empty


Yellows/Oranges
Top: Nylon, empty, Samoa Silk, Firespot, Mythology*
Middle: Gorgeous Gold, empty, Paradisco, Rule*, Expensive Pink
Bottom: Chrome Yellow, Bright Sunshine*(P), Coral(P), Red Brick(P), Coppering*



How I keep the actual palettes organized:
I keep them in a drawer of my vanity with the labels on the back. These are just simple labels that you can buy in the office/school supply section of any store. They peel off super easily too, as I've had to replace them several times because they get dirty. They should stay nice for months though :)



If you have any questions about the palettes or shadows themselves (where to buy, how much they cost, MAC Pro, etc.), check out my YouTube channel. All those questions are answered in my new MAC FAQ video (coming soon!) I also show you how I have them organized in the drawer.

Lovely Curly Updo with Veil




Courtesy of Bama Bride

Milan Fashion Week: Lanvin Men Collection Fall 2009

Milan was once again the center of one of the most important fashion events in the world: Milan fashion week, from January the 17th till January the 20th, which this year was concentrated into just four days.

On the occasion of this edition of Milan fashion week, many giant fashion houses had the opportunity to show their men’s autumn-winter 2009/2010 collections.


Lanvin's fall collection spoke for itself - and it was stunning. "We wanted to deliver an optimistic message, give people something real and find the real solutions to their clothes, change things and propose newness," said Lucas Ossendrijver, Lanvin's men's wear designer. And how. The collection was awash with striking new silhouettes, including a voluminous pleated trouser worn with a soft jersey jacket, reflecting the personal style of Lanvin's creative director Alber Elbaz.



In the next few articles, I will shared some of my top picked men fashion designers collection, which presented the image of classic, elegant man, and business style.


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Man Fashion: Obama Inspiration

We are witnessing history in the making, all of us are living and breathing hope - not the wild eyed, rainbows and sunshine hope that right winged mocked us with. We and the world are now entering an era where a shift of mindset is taking place.

While members of the international community have welcomed Barack Obama becoming the 44th President of the United States -- and the first African-American to take leadership of the country, their fashion style was also the center of attention all over the world too.

Mr President Barack Obama´s fashion style: a neat night blue suit, with a matching overcoat, white shirt and red tie. So… the flag colors covered the body of the most known man alive and most praised.


Michelle Obama´s look: Very chic and elegant, without falling down the line of grey. Gorgeous and shining, in an Isabel Toledo´s yellow suit. Excellent contrast between the shoes and olive green gloves breaking the monochrome of the lemon colored brocatto.


Some of first couple fashion in the past.





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Men Dates: What Shoes Have to Say about Men?

Guys, just wanna share something interesting with you today. I came across an interesting article on shoes, ie. How Men shoes Really Tell about His True Love Potential by Donna Sozio. She commented that the shoes a man wears and the way that he treats them are fail-safe indicators of not only his romantic personality, but also how he'll treat his woman. For some insight into what your shoes say about your true character and relationship style, check out Sozio's guide below:

 

If you're wearing alligator loafers… What would you naturally do if an alligator came towards you when you were on a date? Take that response and apply it to how you should approach this guy, says Sozio. "Alligators are opportunistic eaters; they crouch down until their victim isn't looking, and then they pounce, and so will a guy wearing alligator shoes," she warns. These guys are dangerous, so pay attention when you're with them, Sozio recommends. "Be on high alert around these guys," she advises. "Because they tend to be sneaky and secretive."



If you're wearing hiking boots… Sozio says that a man who wears Timberland hiking boots on a date when dinner — not an outdoorsy activity — is the type of person who wants to feel like he could be on a mountain in eight seconds if he wanted to, regardless of where he was. "This guy is someone who is impulsively adventurous, so he's looking for a woman who won't make him feel restrained," she explains. "As long as you don't make him feel tied down, he will be a loyal partner."



If you're wearing high-end designer shoes Guys who sport this season's Gucci driving moccasins and Prada boots may very well be what Sozio calls "collectors." "This type of guy not only collects name-brand shoes, but also name-brand, 'trophy'-esque women, too," she explains. Because these men likely see women as boast-worthy accessories and not real people, Sozio notes that they most likely won't spend the time or effort required for nurturing a relationship.  



If you're wearing men's sandals… Unless you live by the beach, Sozio remarks that a man who wears men's sandals — commonly referred to as "mandals" — is confused. "This guy is caught somewhere between being Mr. Laid-back Surfer Dude and Mr. Corporate America," she explains. "He wants to be open and free, but doesn't quite know how to do so." In many ways, this man is not where he wants to be, she says, so be careful of becoming his transitional or in-between girlfriend.



If you're wearing trendy sneakers… A man who rocks a colorful pair of Adidas is someone who prides himself on being well put-together, urban and cool, says Sozio. "Even if he pairs these sneakers with a blazer, this guy wants you to know he likes to keep things casual," she asserts. This man is a creative, independent thinker, which Sozio cautions may mean that he will be hard to pin down. "If you're interested in impressing this guy, create an atmosphere where he can be in a relationship with you, yet feel independent at the same time," she advises.  



If you're wearing suede bucks… When evaluating a man wearing these preppy classics, you must first consider his age. "These are 'old man' shoes," explains Sozio. "If a young guy is wearing them, it likely indicates that he's sort of an old guy at heart; he'll be somewhat conservative and perhaps a little stodgy, never deviating from what traditional society wants him to do." If he's an older man donning these reliable mainstays, however, this could be a simple sign that's he's a solid, dependable man who would make a loyal partner.



If you're wearing a worn-out pair of sneakers… A guy who shows up for a date wearing a disheveled pair of sneakers shows no respect for himself or you, Sozio says. "You have to wonder how a guy who doesn't care enough to present himself well at a first meeting will treat you as you continue to get to know him," she cautions. "Don't think this guy is simply trying to be casually cool—casually cool can come in the form of spiffy, well-maintained athletic shoes," she notes. "A man who picks you up wearing ratty footwear isn't interested in showing you his best or the respect you deserve." So you guys need to take note of this "serious" comment.

Stila Kajal Eye Liner REVIEW


Black eye liner is probably my all time favorite cosmetic. I'm always on the lookout for a great one that is long wearing, easy to apply, waterline-safe, and of course, VERY black. I think I found it. The Stila Eye Kajal in Onyx is all of those things...and more. This is the only pencil I've ever used that applies so wonderfully to the waterline. In one light stroke, you get the most intense opaque black line that will stick around throughout the day (and night) without doing the dreaded "goop" within an hour of wear. At the longest, I wore this product for 8 hours and actually had to work to remove it from that area. I was very impressed by just how long-lasting it is. It's also very non-irritating. While wearing this product, my eyes never felt uncomfortable.
As you can see in the swatches, this liner is extremely pigmented and very black.

While this is by far my favorite pencil eye liner I've ever tried, there are a few drawbacks to consider. The product itself is extremely soft. This makes it a dream to apply, however, you really have to be careful when sharpening. The first time I sharpened it, the point broke off. However, I've sharpened it 4 times since then and have had no breakage. As long as your sharpener is sharp and you're careful, you should be fine. Since it is so soft, it requires frequent sharpening, which means you'll have to re-purchase often. Which brings me to the next drawback, the price. At $18, it's a little steep for something that wears down so quickly. However, I'll continue to use it because nothing I've ever used compares. Also, because of the softness, you can easily apply too much, causing it to build up which makes it impossible to "set". Then, it will end up smudging. With this stuff, a little goes a long way, so you really have to use a light hand. It's unlike any pencil liner I've ever used, so you really have to get used to the application.

These eye liners are available in a wide range of colors and can be found at Sephora, Ulta and wherever Stila cosmetics are sold.


Top to Bottom: Stila Eye Kajal in Onyx, Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Liner in Zero, MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Engraved


I actually applied the bottom two with more pressure than the Stila to get them to show up as dark as they did.

Chignon With Birdcage Veil

Man Fashion: London Fashion Week 2009

Just came across an e-mail in my inbox and thought of sharing with someone who might be interesting in this here.

We're on the hunt for talent to take with us to London Fashion Week...to THE menswear fashion show MAN on 25th February 2009 to be precise! Read on to be in with a chance of joining us...

The First Lady: No Fuss, No Muss

First Lady Michelle Obama




Man Fashion: Sneakers for the Month

To me, to own crosstrainers and running shoes and hightops are not excessive, because I know I will need them for my routine jogging and gym. But I will hardly mix these shoes with my street fashion shoes, which I always keep a pair or two of sneakers, that are simple in design and yet classic. In my last post, I have shared the top 10 pick of sneakers by Amazon.



Here are my top 3 pick of the month. Reason is simple. I find that they work with everything, including suits as well. :) What do you think?

adidas Samba Millenium (Men's) - White/Black  

Adidas Samba Millenium Inspired by the famous Samba Classic, this indoor shoe features high-quality materials and the latest technologies. Upper: Full-grain leather upper for comfort and soft feel.

Adidas Originals Superstar Ii Bsc Shoe Undisputedly stylish and an instant classic, this Adidas Superstar became a fashion icon the moment it was released in 1960





Converse Jack Purcell Canvas Low Top Navy Great shoes! The look of this pair is never go out and go with jeans, just like peanut butter and jelly. Do you agree?


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Urban Decay Primer Potion-Sin REVIEW


UDPP Sin : $17
*Currently only available to Sephora Beauty Insiders through online order
Available where Urban Decay products are sold in Feb.

A best-selling eye shadow primer potion in a shimmering champagne color.
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion- Sin combines incredible staying power with a shimmering champagne hue that complements almost any eyeshadow. This two-in-one beauty miracle can be worn alone to give eyes just a hint of tint for when you're in a hurry or in need of that "no makeup" look. (Sephora.com)


I absolutely love the original UDPP and at only a dollar more, this new version is just as awesome...maybe even better! It delivers the same non-creasing, long-wearing results of the original with a gorgeous uniform shimmer that can be subtle if applied very sheer, or built to provide a brighter, more intense look. I wore this today on it's own with some black eyeliner and not only was it quick, but it looked perfect all day. I also love how the color is so universal, that just about any eye shadow color can be applied over for great results.

Swatches: