Friday, 27 June 2014

Sweet Macaron Summer Pastel Trends!

Hi fluffy ricecakes!!!!

Guess what my new obsession is, besides crop tops. Hahahaha~~~~ The title gives it away! I'm obsessed with ANYTHING pastel, especially for the summer because they remind me of macarons and desserts and they are so YUM!!! My new video will show you how to mix different kinds of pastels into your everyday outfit, making them bright and sweet looking.




The details as to where I got everything is in the Video! <3

Which ones are your favorites?!?!!? 
Please give the video a thumbs up if you liked it, and feel free to leave a comment for me as to what looks you want to see next!!!! Hehehehe 

Talk to you sooooon!!!



Sunday, 15 June 2014

3 Crop Tops for Summer!

Hi lovely butterflies!

It's no surprise that I am obsessed with crop tops. They show up literally in every single blog post, instagram feed, and now - youtube videos! Hahhaaha (seriously, my iPhone also autocorrects anything I type starting with a c - to croptop) =.=  So here is the highly requested, second instalment of my Summer Crop Top Outfits! I almost wanna challenge myself to see how many croptop outfits I can pull together in one summer maybe like 1000? O.o

I split this lookbook into 3 themes: 

1. LET'S GET NAUTI (ha - ha - ha)
I did the shuffle moves at the end. No jokes. Hahaha

Which one is your favorite? 
Let me know! 

By the way OMG I'm from Singapore, there's this really cool site (don't say I don't share my special finds with you guys) but i now wish i permanently live there now... 

It's called iPrice Shop, and you can find all your favorite brands there UNDER ONE ROOF (my personal faves are MANGO (like duh), Michael Kors, and Marc by Marc Jacobs! It's super convenient and you will be notified when the SALES GO ON!! 

Think that's cool enough? Think again. On top of that, iPrice Shop also has a coupon page with codes to help you get ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS!!! 

So yeah, I actually showed this site to a friend of mine who loved it so much she did a presentation on it at school =.= That's how sad I am to be missing out on it.... but for those who are residing in Singapore, definitely check the site out!!!

OKOKOK I'm gonna go bug my friend now to purchase something and bring it over to Toronto when she comes hehehheehhe!!! Love you guys!!!

xoxo, Mango 

Friday, 13 June 2014

Singapore Trip Part 1!!!

OKAY I am so sorry guys this post is a LOOOOOONG overdue post - my trip to Singapore! I've shared a couple of pics from my vacay on Instagram, but the bulk of the pics will be in THIS POST (which very pic heavy) .... stop talking start showing pics!!!!

When I was in the hotel room getting ready... sorry for the UNEDITED pics, lol too many pics too little time!!! <3 

On top of ALTITUDE.... best roof-top bar EVER!!! 

Anyone a big fan of the butter factory (a club)? For those who are familiar with it, they have a very famous in-house drink exclusively for butter factory clubbers called the butter ice tea. Sounds like long island ice tea right? LIIT usually makes me soooo gone in like, 5 minutes. Butter ice tea was .... you can google yourself as to what they put in it (i honestly can't remember) but they served it out of a CAMPBELLS soup can!!!! Like WTF@#$%@$@&#$@#$ 

* tastes terrible though, drink at your own discretion. Oh and it was also $20. just saying. 

The Famous Marina Bay Sands INFINITY POOL!!! I totally got blown whistled at after this shot, because I am such a badass and I could fall down anytime and break my whole body!! WAhahahahah!! I joke I joke (not the badass part)

one of my FAvorite food in Singapore - OTAH!!!!!! This was the first night after we landed, and I said, "I really want OTAH" and ran off to find a stall that sells it, the lady thought i wanted 4. I actually wanted 10. 10 OTAHS OMG!!!!

I forgot where this was... but it basically captured about 10% of all the good food in singapore!!!! I can't type this post no more I gotta go eat something T.T

At the Marina Bay Sands hotel again! The rooms are GINORMOUS! We did get an upgrade because the fiance flirted with the ticketing lady *notimpressed*

Last meal in Singapore... I was SO SAD!!!!! The lady behind me looked like she hadn't eaten in days though O.o hahaha.... my chicken rice was too touristy but still reallie yummy!

Know why I took a pic of this random drink? IT IS MY FAVORITE DRINK OMG it was also featured in my Youtube Lookbook Video (which you MUST SEE because it is THAT awesome)

Ending my Singapore trip Part 1 with this genius shot I took in the hotel room - I think it's so genius! The hotel room is reallie cooool, there's a bed and a huge see through glass that you can just totally creep into the bathroom and watch people take showers/ pee / poo if you wanted to! I thought that was so funny hahahha!!

Stay tuned for part 2!!!!!!

xoxo, Mango 

Sunday, 8 June 2014

[REVIEW] 1 • DAY ACUVUE DEFINE Natural Shine Daily Disposable Lenses

Hello my baby elixirs!!!

Recently I found out that my eyes weren't in top shape anymore.... it's probably due to all the circle lenses I've been wearing for extended hours at times!!! :( So my eye doctor has officially told me to stay away from them and that if I do choose to wear contacts, I could risk severely losing my vision in my left eye!!!! *CRY* Sigh. 

Which is why I am ONLY going to stick to my glasses, and daily contacts for now. But I am still vain and want the color and enlargement effect.... so I got these 1-day Acuvue Define lenses from KLENSPOP

 For contact lens wearers, I'm sure most of you have heard of Acuvue. They have an extensive range of contacts, and are among the top leaders in the contacts world, making *in my opinion* the MOST COMFORTABLE CONTACT LENSES ever! The Acuvue Define series is a colored-series that has 3 colors to enhance and enlarge your iris - the brown (vivid), black (accent), and in my case, the mix brown-black (natural shine)! 

The Acuvue Define Natural Shine contact lens has a diameter of 14.2mm, and has a soft-grey limbal ring of diameter 12.7mm to enlarge your eyes in a natural and subtle way. The inner brown design is also deliberaly not uniform in a w4y that shows that *sparkle* in your eye, as opposed to the *dead, flat look* that circle lenses tend to give because of their uniformity in design. 
 I got the box of 30 lenses (15 pairs), and because they are daily disposable lenses, they are individually wrapped and you just toss it out whenever you're done with them ~ which is a LOT more sanitary and fuss-free!!
My before and After shot - the only downside I would say is that its design didn't really fit my eyeball shape (this seems to be the general problem others were having too) - and you can sort of tell the lens is sitting in my eye weird - and it does shift around during your weartime. Mine isn't as bad as some others I've seen, where the lens will COMPLETELY slide all the way down making you look like you have double iris which can be really creepy. Mine just shifts slightly to the side and downwards, and whenever I blink they return to their "rightful" spots.

Again, both eyes wearing the lenses, one without flash in indoor natural lighting facing the window, and the bottom one with flash. Both looks SOOOOO NATURAL, and it does give your eye that "twinkle" effect WHILE still being totally discreet and subtle. 

Here is the full face selfie with me wearing the lens - I find that full face shots always help when it comes to judging facial/makeup products. It's definitely a good size in terms of enlargement, but probably not suitable for you if you're going for that gyaru - super doll look.

Design: 8/10 
The design of this lens is flawless - the limbal rings just accents the iris in the most natural way while the brown provides that sparkle effect/ MINUS 2 POINTS for the super slidey-ness though! Acuvue please fix this! 

Comfort: 9.5/10
You guessed it. As with any daily disposable product, these lenses have the highest oxygen permeability you can get and that is SUPER IMPORTANT when making sure your eyes are kept healthy. 

A common misconception is that a lot of people will look for the "water content" in a lens and judge by a higher water content that it'll be most healthy. THIS IS ENTIRELY FALSE. 

Your cornea, just like you as a human being, needs OXYGEN way more than it needs WATER. when choosing lenses make sure you pick something that has a HIGH O2 PERMEABILITY rating than a "water content" rating, because  lot of lenses out there in the market will try to promote their "water content".
Hope you guys all take good good care of your eyes and not end up like me!!! Please choose high oxygen permeable, daily disposable colored lenses if you really want that enlargement effect - I am totally guilty when it comes to that special "twinkle" in my eyes! The Acuvue Define Natural Shine is my favorite out of all the Acuvue Define series - which you can all find at KLENSPOP!

xoxo, Mango 

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Etude House Korean Ulzzang Gradient Lips Tutorial

Hello beautiful ulzzangs!!!

Since my Cheon Song Yi Inspired Video, I've gotten a lot of requests of how to do the Korean Ulzzang Gradient Lips!!! It's called so many things omg, like ombre lips, two-tone lips, just bitten lips etc…. You get the idea. Essentially it's darker on the inside of the lips and lighter outside, to give the illusion that you are youthful and innocent !! O.O

I also mostly used my Etude House Dear my Blooming Lip Talk Lipsticks from this blog post!

Keep in mind that there are so many versions of the gradient lip, some are vampy and dry looking that looks like you literally bit your inner lip and it's bleeding O.O I personally don't find that very attractive…. but if that's more of your thing you can certainly make it work!! ^^

My version is more subtle, especially since I packed on the gloss to neutralize everything and not make it seem like I am severely dehydrated to the point where I have to drink my own blood…

Let me know what you thought!

Also I thought my hair looked FANTASTIC in the video so if you didn't think I did such a good job on the lips… at least I have awesome hair ^^

xoxo, Mango 

Friday, 30 May 2014

Romantic Date Makeup Tutorial & Outfit

Hello bunchiemunkies!!!

Okay I totally just made that word up. But it sounds pretty cool doesn't it? YAY for creativity... and my new VIDEO!! I just finished editing my Romantic Date Makeup Tutorial & Outfit Video on youtube, which took me a gazillion years and a day.

I filmed the outfit component in Tokyo Japan, so there are some REALLY COOL SAKURA footages in there! It was about 10degrees Celcius when I was filming, so I had to tank it by wearing a Tshirt and a skirt... The things I do for beauty never ceases to amaze me. Anyway, PLEASE WATCH IT AND THUMBS UP if you liked it!!! <3 <3

As always, I like to include some behind-the-scenes footages with my videos, so HERE is some Video footage + photography with the amazing CHERRY BLOSSOMS!

Makeup Shots

Outfit Shots - Photoshoot with the Beautiful Pink Blossoms~

If you guys have romantic date makeup and outfit ideas, please show me!!! (to expand the creativity!) hehehe 

Hope you enjoyed the video, and love you alll!! <3 

xoxo, Mango 

I am also on Reddit and /r/asianbeauty!

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Neck Swag Spring Summer 2014

Hello Hello minnies and mickeys,

Toronto has gone from freezing to melting in about 4 days!!! That means YAY for summer!! But also means we gotta watch out for the cold.... I myself have fallen sick (i know again >_< #noimmunesystem) so PLEASE BE CAREFUL!

For this complicated weather, I always, ALWAYS carry a scarf around with me. It's easy to just stash into your purse, and when it's windy or raining it can do wonders for bundling us up! Jean Marie Boutique was super generous to let me pick out 2 items for review, and I thought what better than to do a NECK SWAG post because I've never done one before and it's the perfect timing!

For the lucky people experiencing summer in its full glory, here's a BEAUTIFUL NECKLACE to compliment any casual summer outfit.
I love love statement necklaces, and I think this summer it's all the raging trend, especially when paired with a simple, solid-colored top. This necklace consists of 6 black gemstones that sparkle in the light, and the position it falls on your neck is perfect for any scuba-neck or scoop neck tops. even sweetheart or tube-top necklines! Love how it's super versatile. AND the color goes with everything! 
 In my case, I picked a simple white dress and a pink blazer. Notice how it gave my outfit a pop of focus and color? The necklace also came with a matching set of earrings, but I chose to exclude them for the outfit because remember: 

you don't want to have too many similar styled accessories going on at the same time - it can clutter up your look!

Now for when the wind is blowing, or when it's just chilly and you don't want your neck to freeze to death~ hehe! This infinity-lace scarf is perfect to just roll into a ball and keep in your purse when you don't need it (super lightweight too!) but when you do, it's easy enough to just throw and wrap around your neck like I did - super effortless and KEEPS YOU WARM! This beautiful scarf also comes in the color MINT which I desperately want to get but is currently out of stock =(

Again, see how I didn't change outfits at all, BUT still managed to pull off both neck swags? It's because both the necklace AND the scarf has a color scheme that is perfect for spring summer - they are grey/black toned so it matches with the bright colors that we tend to reach for in this season! They also help tone down the brightness and give a cool tone to our outfit in general! 

Which neck swag do you prefer? Necklace or Scarf?
If you're like me and love BOTH, feel free to check out 
They have really good fashion, accessory, and jewelry picks! Tennille is also amazing with e-mails and will respond to any inquiries you have prompty :)

For you guys because I love you so much, use this coupon code:
for 10% off everything! 

xoxo, Mango